July 4, 2009



Happy Fourth of July all!!! Today I am thrilled to be a part of the Oh Say Can You See 4th of July Blog Hop with the wonderful group over at Scrapbook News and Review (SNR)! There are over 90 blogs participating in this wonderful event! I am so glad you are joining in with SNR Card Universe and if you started with Tami's blog at you are on the right track! If you are starting here with mine, you may want to head on over to SNR Card universe so you can start at the beginning! You will NOT want to miss out on all the wonderful eye candy made especially for today - go and check them out!! And, when you are done here, the next stop on the hop is Debbie Daniels so be sure you go and visit and leave her some love for her fabulous project today! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Ruby Red, Whisper White card stock by SU! Adornit Patriotic Designer Paper Series
Inks - Black Stazon, Stampin' Up! markers Ruby Red and Night of Navy
Stamps - SU! Free and the Brave
Accessories - Night of Navy narrow grosgrain ribbon by SU!, Scalloped Edge Punch by SU! Buttons by SU! Large and Small star punches by SU!


Happy Fourth of July everyone!!! WHOOHOO!!! I love this holiday, it is near and dear to my heart! And, today, we are celebrating over at Scrap and Stamp Saturday with a Patriotic Layout Challenge!! Yep, that's right, all you have to do is a layout that has a patriotic theme and contains at least one stamped image somewhere on the page! Easy Peasy, right?!! And, today is even more special because our very own SSS owner and my good friend Melissa is celebrating her birthday today and so she is sponsoring this week's challenge with a really YUMMY prize package for one lucky participant!!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY M - YA KNOW I LOVE YA GIRL!!!!! M is a very special person and if you have never had the privilege of getting to know her and her amazing talent, make sure you take the time to do it today - and wish her a happy birthday too!!! Here is the fabulous goodie package that will go to the lucky winner of this week's challenge: Here is what the lucky recipient will receive:
2 Black 12x12 Sheets from Die Cuts with a View
3 Subtle Love Sheets from My Mind's Eye
1 Chef Accessory Pack from Jolee's Boutique
2 Clear Stamp Sets from Studio G
1 BBQ Themed Sticker Set from Karen Foster
Fabulous right??!! I know I wouldn't mind winning this!!! So, what do you have to do? Well, pretty easy!! Complete your layout with the correct theme and stamp requirements and upload your link on the Scrap and Stamp Saturday Site no later than Midnight EST on Friday, July 17th! I will announce the winner once the deadline has passed! And, make sure you get on over to the SSS site and check out the FABULOUS layouts the Design Team gals did for this week's challenge - they really ROCKED it this week, they are all amazing!!! I hope you take the time to play along, we would all LOVE to see what you come up with!! Enjoy your holiday weekend and stay safe!
Paper - Riding Hood Red, Naturals Ivory card stock by SU!, Making Memories Patriotic Designer Series Paper
Inks - Night of Navy stampin' ink by SU!
Stamps - Jumble Alphabet by SU!, Navy Crest by Memories in Uniform
Accessories - Designer Edge Punch by MS, buttons, stars

July 3, 2009


Happy Friday all, WHOOHOO!! I LOVE Fridays because I am home from work, LOL!!! I am so looking forward to blog hopping this morning and checking out all the latest creations that I have missed this week!!! And, today is also Stamp Something Challenge day!! The challenge this week is to Stamp Something Christmas and is sponsored by Firecracker Designs. So, anything having to do with Christmas will fit the challenge!! Firecracker Designs will be providing a fabulous prize to one lucky individual who participates this week. Since I don't have any of their stamps (yet), I chose one of my favorite SU! stamps sets called Big On Christmas - I love the great block lettering of the images in this set!! For my card, I chose to cut out the tree in the main image and pop it up on dimensionals to add some dimension to my card!! I had fun making a Christmas card and hey, now I have one less to make for the season!! Please make sure you head on over to the SS site and check out all the fun cards the DT gals made for this challenge - they are all really fabulous!!! And, if you choose to participate, make sure you upload your link to be considered!!! Now, I am off to blog hop - I hope you all have a FABULOUS weekend!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise noted)
Paper - Kraft, Whisper White, Real Read, Always Artichoke card stock, Real Red Patterns Designer Series Paper
Inks - Black Stazon, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Summer Sun Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps - Big On Christmas
Accessories - Photo Corners Punch, MS edge punch, Always Artichoke and Real Red brads, Always Artichoke narrow grosgrain ribbon

July 2, 2009


Hi all!! WHEW!! I have been SLAMMED at work - with the budget crisis in CA, my job has been soooo challenging and I have not been home before 8pm each and every night!! My son is home from college too so I feel bad that I only get a couple of hours with him each night before I become so tired I cannot keep my eyes open!!! I have to say, I really miss blogging, stamping, and scrapping - not much of that has been happening lately and it makes me kind of sad! BUT, I know the work I am doing is really important, especially during these difficult budgetary times!!! So, thanks for being so patient with me and hanging in and visiting - I swear I will catch up this weekend!! I DID have some time last weekend to stamp some and I wanted to share another card I did using some more birdies! Actually, just one birdie but it has quickly become a favorite of mine: it is a new Level Two Hostess set called Wings of Friendship and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! And, the new catty is active now so you can order to your hearts content AND earn this set for your very own!!! I am hoping to put my first big order in this weekend - no time yet, but I have my list ready, LOL!!! Now, I am off to work so I will leave you the recipe for this one!! Thanks again for stopping by - you all really do make my day better!!

Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise noted)

Paper - Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, Whisper White card stock, Pebbles Inc. Dsp

Stamps - Wings of Friendship

Inks - Stampin' Write Markers (Old Olive, Brocade Blue, Brilliant Blue, Ruby Red, More Mustard) Chocolate Chip stampin' ink

Accessories - Designer Label Punch, Top Notes Die for the Big Shot, More Mustard narrow grosgrain ribbon, pearls and bling from Kaiser Krafts

June 30, 2009


Hi All!! Well, life is settling down just a little bit...not where it should be, but getting better! I am not clutching my hair and trying to pull it off my head anymore, so that's an improvement, lol!! I wanted to share this card I made awhile ago and forgot to share...I used my new Pebbles So Tweet paper which is so cute and perfect for my SU! chipboard birdies! And, I just love the colors too. Not a whole lot of stamping but I did sponge my birdie and the sentiment is one I typed on the computer and printed out. The eyelet is one of the decorative ones SU! came out with in the catty last time, and I just love them!!! I am getting all excited- only one more day until the new catty is ready to be ordered from - and you should see my list, LOL!!! I cannot WAIT to get all the new fabulous stamps, papers, punches, rubons, ribbons,...well, you get the picture, HEEHEE!!! It is a WONDERFUL catty, full of amazing product!!! I always get restless at the end of one catty as I wait for the next one and tend to dip into my contraband a bit more....but just wait and see what the new one brings!!! Can't wait to share with you!!! Today I am going to have some free time (FINALLY!) to myself and plan on catching up on my blog hopping - I feel so bad about all I have missed out on!!! Thanks for still coming by and leaving me love - it means a TON that you take the time to do so!!! And reminder: Don't forget to check out the fun challenge we have going on at Scrap and Stamp Saturday this week - the challenge ends on Friday and there is a fabulous stamp up for grabs for anyone who plays along!!! So, get those creative juices flowing and upload those wonderful layouts I just KNOW you have!!! See ya tomorrow!
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise noted)
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White card stock, Pebbles, Inc. Dsp
Inks - Kiwi Kiss, Basic Brown
Stamps - none
Accessories - decorative eyelet, mat stack and paper piecer, Scalloped edge punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Large Oval punch, Designer Label Punch, Bashful Blue narrow grosgrain ribbon, small red buttons, twine, blue ice round rhinestone

June 29, 2009


Hi All!! Thanks so much for all the well wishes and sweet emails - they really touched me!! These last few days have been really stressful. My son also arrived this weekend from the Academy so we have really been juggling and really hope to have everything resolved this week! I also thought that maybe getting back to my stamping would provide me with some therapy and it really did - it felt great to stamp again!!! And, since today is Whimsy Challenge day, I have something really fun to share!! The challenge this week is a color challenge using oranges, red, and yellows and since these are three of my faves to use, I had fun with this one!!! I made a fun little congrats card using the really cute Whimsy Monkey - I just love this little guy and his cheeky little face!! I really enjoyed making this card and when I was done, I felt better so I am glad I was able to take the time to stamp!! I really hope you all will join in this week for the Whimsy Challenge - there are always fabulous giveaways for the winner and you do not have to have Whimsy Stamps to play along (although you get an extra chance at winning if you DO use them *wink*) And, hop on over and see what the DT gals did this week, they made some amazing cards for this color challenge!! Thanks for stopping by, I hope to catch up on blogging over the next few days although I am working every day this week and will want to spend time with my son in the evenings! I really do appreciate you taking the time to visit me, your comments always make me smile!
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise noted)
Paper - Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Whisper White card stock, Sweet Slumber Specialty Designer Paper
Inks - Stampin' Write markers (More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Ruby Red), Brown Stazon
Stamps - Whimsy Monkey
Accessories - Photo Corners Punch, Large and Small Star Punches, Big Shot Scallop Oval Die, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, MS designer edge punch, So Saffron Ribbon, buttons