February 25, 2010


Hi All!  I have another busy day ahead of me....I am trying to figure out how I ever went to work, LOL!  So, I am making a quick post and then I am off to the lawyer's office to sign the final settlement on the house - WHOOOOHOOOO!!! Yep, after 2.5 years, WE WON and we will now be able to fix all the defects left by the bad builder!! We are really excited because it will all be done by the summer which means we can put the new deck and stuff in and enjoy the good weather when it finally gets here!! So, there is a smile on my face today :-)  Okay, on to the reason you stopped by, LOL!  Today's card is based on the Sweet Sunday Sketch and it gave me a great excuse to use up some of my scraps that I have soooo many of!!!  I loved the layout of this sketch, it is really fun to play with!! I used my yummy Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper which is still available in the mini catty; I just love all the sparkles and embossing this paper has!!!  I also used my Scalloped Edge Border Punch and made another one of those fun flowers!!  It came together pretty quickly and I am happy with it!!  I really loved this sketch so I just may make another card *wink*  But, now I am off to meet my handsome hunk of a man and go to the lawyers!!! Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it!!!
Card Recipe: 
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Regal Rose card stock, Sending Love Designer Series Specialty Paper
Inks - Chocolate Chip classic inks
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories - Scalloped Edge Border Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch,. 1 3/8, 1, and 3/4 inch Circle Punches, Chocolate Chip corduroy button

February 24, 2010


and I do mean little, LOL! I had a heck of a time with this card but I was determined to finish it!! It is based on this week's Mojo Monday sketch and I had a tougher time than I thought I would...I think I was tired(that's my excuse anyway *wink*). I am not completely happy with this one, but I thought I would share anyway to see what you think! I did use my new(to me) set that I have been wanting to ink up and that is Thoughts and Prayers but I used a sentiment from my Whimsical Words (SAB set) set because.....well....it fit better in the space I had, LOL!!!! I have TONS of stamping to get done today in preparation for my weekend workshop and class, so I am off to the stamping room! Thanks for stopping by, I love ya for it!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla card stock, Dsp(retired)
Inks - Dusty Durango, Old Olive Classic Inks
Stamps - Thoughts and Prayers, Whimsical Words
Accessories - Old Olive Satin ribbon, Old Olive Brads, Scalloped Edge Border Punch and Corner Punch

February 23, 2010


Mornin' all!!! I had a fabulous but busy day yesterday full of stamping! It was Club night and then I had a class so there was lots of laughing going on around here :-) For Club, we made this cute little teabag holder - it is such a fun project to put together and they make such nice little gifties! We used all kinds of fun stuff to put this together. The background is stamped with the Belle Toile background stamp in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink, then embossed with clear embossing powder and it looks soooo pretty! I decided to use some of the In-colors for this one so I got out the Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, and Soft Suede which really brought the colors of this project out and they looked great together! The belly band is made with the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series paper which goes sooo well with our In-Colors! Then, we added some of the beautiful Whisper White Organza ribbon - such a pretty ribbon! Here is a picture of the inside of the holder, which shows some more of the In-Colors and DSP as well as the Vintage Vogue stamps found in the Occasions Mini Catty. We distressed the card stock and then sponged the edges with the matching ink color and then used the fabulous Scallop Trim Border Punch (also only avail in the mini catty) to decorate the pocket. Here is another pic that shows the full project all together!
The gals had a fun time putting this little project together and yes, I did give them each a teabag *wink* Thanks so much for stopping by and if you have any questions, just hollah, and if you want to order anything you see here, click on the link in my sidebar to go directly to my site!!! I will be back later on with another fun project to share!
Holder Recipe:
Paper - Kraft, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Whisper White card stock, Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series paper
Inks - Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede classic inks, Chocolate Chip Craft Ink
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Wishes(sentiment), Vintage Vogue, Belle Toile background stamp
Accessories - Scallop Trip Border punch, Whisper White Organza ribbon, Large Chocolate Chip brad, 1 3/8 inch Circle Punch, 1 inch Circle Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Clear Embossing powder, heat gun

February 22, 2010


Happy Monday y'all! (I may have moved from Jacksonville, but I can still talk Jacksonville, LOL!) It was a REALLY busy weekend with lots of stamping going on here so to me that means the weekend was a GREAT one :-) The card I am sharing with you today is the one I made for today's sketch challenge over at the Stampin' Connection. My fellow sketch team member Liz did the sketch for today's challenge and it is fabulous! If you are demo, head on over to the site so you can play along! I decided to use my Circle Circus Stamp Set since I have not inked it up in awhile. I just wanted to have fun with this so I did lots of coloring and used some of my fave colors - Regal Rose, Ruby Red, and So Saffron - YUM! I also used my new scalloped edge corner punch which is available in the Occasions Mini catty, and I LOVE it!! I embossed the background of my Whisper White card stock using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and then lightly sponged it with So Saffron Ink. The center flower is actually the same stamp stamped three times in three different colors and then popped up on dimensionals. The pretty in pink epoxy brad that I used as the center is also located in the mini catty and they are soooo FUN! So, a pretty simple card but it was really fun to make. Now, I am off to cut card stock for my next workshop and then get to stamping for tonight's class. Thanks so much for stopping by, it means a lot that you do!! Have a fabulous day!
Card Recipe:
Paper - So Saffron, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Whisper White card stock, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper
Inks - Regal Rose, So Saffron, Rose Red classic stamp pads and stampin' write markers
Stamps - Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment)
Accessories - Scalloped Edge Corner Punch, Small Oval Punch, Pretty in Pink Epoxy Brads, Rose Red 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Ticket Corner Punch