August 23, 2008


Hi all!!! I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far! Here is it, another Scrapbook Saturday - I am excited to share this page too! This page is based on a sketch from fellow Coconuts DT member Pamela who posts a sketch challenge on the Coconuts site every month and then draws for a RAK at the end of each month (no, I am not in it, I just do it for fun!) So why no join in? Hey, it's free and the message board is awesome! Just get on over to COCONUTS and sign up and you are IN!!! So, on to the page! This layout features paper and embellishments from this month's kit which is fabulous! There are still some left, so get on over there! The paper line is from a new company called Rose Moka and it is really gorgeous! I actually did NO *gasp* stamping on this page - just lots of buttons, some felt fusion, chipboard letters and my journaling. The pics are of my son and his long-time girlfriend of three years at the Count fair before we left Jacksonville. We had a lot of fun and these were some of my favorite photos of that night! I hope you like my page for today's Scrapbook Saturday - and why not try one of your own? I have really enjoyed challenging myself to get my pages done and they are slowly but surely starting to fill up those albums!! And, now I would like to thank Bela at Bela's Creating Place for honoring me with this award - thanks so much sweetie, you are so nice to think of me! I really appreciate it! And, since I think this has been around for awhile, if you are reading this, consider yourself awarded from me because I appreciate everyone who comes and visits me!
And, my friend Chris at Just Me tagged me with the following tag:

(1) Spending time with my children
(2) Having adult time with my husband (does not happen nearly enough)
(3) Being in my stamp room being creative


(1) Losing one of my children - this really does scare me!
(2) Heights, I hate them and can not ride any amusement rides for this reason
(3) Pit Bulls! When I was nine months pregnant with my son, I was attacked and mauled by one and they scare me to this day!


(1) To be debt free
(2) To travel with my husband (and not be in the military, just for fun!) while we are young enough to enjoy it!
(3) To enjoy living in the small town I find myself in and find all the positives about it!


(1) Getting my Stampin' Up! business to a level where it is contributing to the household
(2) Losing weight which is why I am on Weight Watchers! (have been stalemated for three weeks now - uggghh!)
(3) Making sure my children get everything they need to be happy, healthy, and successful!
Corn on the cob. I love the stuff and eat it almost everyday right now.
(4) Everything in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog - no, really, EVERYTHING!!!!


(1) I am actually a little shy and I have to force myself to introduce myself to people - but once I get to know you, well, all bets are off!
(2) I always wanted to be a lawyer and was actually at one point in my life getting out of the Navy as I had been accepted to law school - my lifelong goal was to be the District Attorney and then a judge (well, it WAS my goal, lol!)
(3) I have always wanted to own my own scrapbook store - how fun would that be???!!!
(4) I love to sing and karaoke quite a bit - and have my very own karaoke machine at home that I can sing on - yep, it's true!

So, now that I have scared you all away, I will leave you with the four wonderful ladies who are getting tagged by me - LOL! They are:

(1) Rose Ann aka Paper Delightz (love her AND her blog!)
(2) Chris aka Chris' Corner (she is a HOOT!)
(3) Dani aka Dani Gets Crafty - (Amazing woman!)
(4) Angie aka Schwooo! by stampinangie (Love her, very talented, and makes me laugh!)

Okay ladies, I did it so I hope you will too! So, now I am off rest my leg and then to play with my Big Shot - make sure you stop by tomorrow because I will be featuring creations using my new toy - whoohoo!!! Until then, have a fabulous weekend! Toodles!

August 22, 2008


Happy Friday all!! Well, today would NORMALLY be a day I would post something for the SS challenge BUT this week the DT members have the week off and the GDT members get to showcase their creations!! So, please make sure you get on over to the Stamp Something Site and show them some love -they are wonderfully talented!!! But, I still have something to share with you today!! I made this reindeer ATCs for a swap I was in recently - not a Stampin' Up! swap so yes, I used some of my retired Dp. I think it looks very Christmas-like so I went with it! And, I am in love with this cute little reindeer from the Deer Friends set - love it and I will be making my Christmas cards this year with this set...I think, LOL! That's the plan right now anyway! So, I will leave you with the recipe (everything else is current and available in the catty) and I am off to play with my Big Shot then into town. On a personal note, I was at the doctor for about six hours (military, always slow!) but seems I have torn the cartilage in my knee - uggghhhhh!!!! So, lots of great meds, a better brace, a bigger cane and an MRI in a few weeks if it has not gotten better to see if they need to go in and fix it or if the tear will heal on its own! I am all for the second option - I soooo want it to get better by itself!! So, it has slowed me down a little bit, but I am not beaten yet!! That's what the little pills are for right?? *wink* Seriously though, I will be resting it quite a bit as I want it to get better - so think happy thoughts for me and my knee as I hobble around town today peddling my Stampin' Up! wares - LOL! Have a fabulous weekend and don't forget that tomorrow is Scrapbook Saturday! See ya then!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Glorious Green, Real Red, Whisper White card stock
Inks - Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin, Pad, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
Stamps - Deer Friends
Accessories - Real Red narrow grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 inch Circle punch, glue stick ,dazzling diamonds (for the nose!)

August 21, 2008


Hi all! Well, it's Thursday again (man, this week flew by!) and so it is time for another fabulous Sketch by Tamara!!! I wasn't too sure about it at first because I could not figure out what I wanted to do, but then it all came together and I am pretty happy with the result! I used a new to me set called Pretty Amazing - and it is!! I can't believe how long I waited to get this set!!! I decided I wanted to go soft with this one so I used all my pinks! And, I glittered my little hummingbirds, and I just love the way the glitter picks up the color underneath!! Like this? Well, wait until you check out what the rest of the dt gals did - WOWZA!!! I just love being a part of such a talented group of ladies! And, remember, if you give this sketch a try (and I hope you do!) upload a link to Tamara's site so we can all see!! I will leave you with the recipe as I have to drive 2.5 hours to see the orthopedic specialist for my leg - uggghhhhh!!!! Seems I did a number on it and right now I have a huge brace and a cane - yes, it's official, I AM getting old!! So, I am off to see what the real damage is and I am really hoping I won't need a cast or anything like that!!! I will let you know tomorrow - thanks for all the kind words and emails, I really appreciate them! Smooches!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Pretty in Pink, Whisper White card stock, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Inks - Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose classic stampin' pads, Regal Rose and Pretty in pink stampin' write markers, black stazon
Stamps - Pretty Amazing
Accessories - Ticket Corner Punch, Pretty in Pink and White narrow grosgrain ribbon, Keytag Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Regal Rose brads, glue stick, dazzling diamonds, Scallop Edge Punch

August 20, 2008


Hi all!! Well, Kayla started soccer last night so I sat at the soccer fields for two hours getting bit by mosquitos but she had a great time - LOL! I think next time I will bring some images to color - hey, maybe someone will be interested *wink* So, today I am sharing another one of my cards for my upcoming class. I used Eastern Blooms and Wow Flowers again - just love them! And, of course that yummy new dp - it's all gone so it's a good thing my new orders (count 'em, three boxes, teehee) are arriving today with all my new dp - can you guess what Iwill be doing tonight??!! Can't play until then, have to go see the doc, think I may have a stress fracture in my left leg - does not look good for me *sigh*. And, I have to clean out Kayla's room since her new bedroom furniture is coming tonight - don't they know I have new stamps to play with???!!!!! So, stay tuned for some new stuff to share over the next few days! I hope this one is okay for the class, I was experimenting and kind of like the way it turnd out - what do you think? Yes, I am fishing - not feeling very confident about this card class, since I usually teach all scrapbooking *gasp* - it's true, this will be a first for me!! So, here is the recipe - think good thoughts while I am at the doc, I am soooo not wanting to wear a brace!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Riding Hood Red, Pirhouette Pink, Chocolate Chip card stock, Bella Rose Designer Series paper
Inks - Riding Hood Red and Close to Cocoal Classic Stampin' Ink, Ruby Red Stampin' Write Marker
Stamps - Wow Flowers, Eastern Blooms
Accessories - 1 inch Circle Punch, stampin' dimensionals, chocolate chip narrow grosgrain ribbon, scallop edge punch, crop-a-dile, Word Window punch

August 19, 2008


Hi all!! WOW! was yesterday busy - I joined the Chamber of Commerce, signed up for two craft festivals, set up my Cards for the Troops and planned a workshop - I think I will run for mayor next, lol!!! Just kidding, but I WAS running all over town and blabbering to anyone who would listen about my charity event next week - I am very excited especially since the COC said they will advertise it for me as well - whoohooo!!! But, that is not what you came for, is it? *wink* So, okay, yep, I have something to share today! I made these recipe cards for my monthly recipe card swap with Courtney and this month's theme is coffee drinks or smoothies! I decided I needed to figure out a way to work my Sock Monkey into this equation and voila! banana smoothies! Ya see, I think the Sock Monkey gets a bad rap - I have heard him described as "creepy, ugly, morbid, scary, etc" but really, he is misunderstood! He is adorable and just needs the right venue to look his best!! So, I used the little guy on my recipe cards and look at that face - I mean, too cute, right??!!! I think so anyway - LOL! So, here is a close-up of the card, I made ten of these babies (yep Melissa, one of these is yours and I need to get them in the mail, you are growing quite a stack *wink*) and they were winging their way to Courtney's house as of yesterday afternoon! And, Chris, if you are reading this, THIS IS THE RECIPE SWAP I WANT YOU TO SIGN UP FOR - I mean girl, I love yours!!!! Okay, so I will leave you with a recipe - gotta go work on some projects!! Gosh, how I LOVE my job!!! Smooches!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Barely Banana, Garden Green, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White card stock
Inks - Brown Stazon, (recipe printed on computer), Close to Cocoa, Apricot Appeal, and Summer Sun Stampin' Write Markers, More Mustard Classic Stampin' Pad
Stamps - Sock Monkey
Accessories - Very Vanilla narrow grosgrain ribbon, 1 3/8, 1 1/4, 1 inch Circle Punches, Stampin' dimensionals

August 18, 2008


Good Monday mornin' all!!! I had a great weekend stamping, stamping, and oh, stamping - lol!! I am getting ready for some classes I have coming up and I really want to WOW! them without overwhelming them - not always easy to do, but I think I did it! These are all gals I don't know so I am kind of going in blind - hey, I like a challenge though - LOL! So, here is one of the cards I am doing for the Card Class....hey, fellow demos, how much do you $$$ for a card class with six cards? Just wondering....anyway, here is my card - let me know what you think!
I hope it's not too boring, I was trying for simple but pretty! And, I used my favorite Summer Picnic Dp again, I just love it and I am soooo happy it is in the catty - whoohoo!!!! Also, I STILL have not received my order from the 11th - it is not even shipped yet *sniff* so I am really running low on dp! So, this morning I am off to weight watchers and then back home to get ready for my Chipboard class - must come up with something fabulous!! So, think happy thoughts for me as I go step on the scale - Uggghhhh!!!! I am leaving you now with the recipe, and off I go! Toodles!
Card Recipe:
Papers - Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue, Whisper White card stock, Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper
Inks - Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive classic stampin' pads
Stamps - Wow flowers
Accessories - 1/4 inch, 1 inch, 1 1/4 inch circle punches, Scallop Edge punch, Mat stack and paper piercer, Always Artichoke narrow grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, ice rhinestones

August 17, 2008


Happy Sunday all!!! Well, I spent all day yesterday getting ready for my 6 for 10 card class but it's all done and I can relax - LOL! I also did some stampin for fun - whoohoo!! (okay, let's be honest, it's ALL fun *wink*) But, I got to do a couple of challenges which I have not been able to do in awhile! This first one is the one I did for Taylor's cupcake sketch challenge, only I don't have my cupcake stamps yet so I used WOW! Flowers instead (hope that's okay Taylor!) It is hard to tell in the picture, but the middle circle with the sentiment is popped up on dimensionals and it looks really cute IRL! This is actually one of the cards we will be making in my 6 for 10 class so I hope they like it! Here is the recipe.
Card recipe:
Paper - Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White card stock, Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper
Inks - Riding Hood REd, Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pads
Stamps - Wow! Flowers stamp set
Accessories - 1 1/4 inch , 1/4 inch and 1 inch circle punches, Real Red narrow grosgrain ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch
This next card I made using Julee's Mojo Monday sketch!! I love Julee's sketches and have missed doing them these last few weeks and so I was glad I had time to sit down this week and do it! This card is also one I will be offering at my class! I used Summer Picnic paper again as well as the Wow! Flowers stamp set and the butterfly from the Dreams Du Jour stamp set. I love the color combo on this one - I just drew from the dp and it came together pretty easy! So, here is the recipe for this one!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue card stock, Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper
Inks - Black Stazon, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Pads
Stamps - Wow! Flowers, Dreams Du Jour
Accessories - Word Window Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 inch circle punches, Photo Corners Punch, Old Olive brads, 5/8' inch Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Bashful blue narrow grosgrain ribbon, Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon
And now, to thank some fabulous friends for thinking enough of me to award me the following:
This award was given to me by several very sweet people - Ana, Denise, and Deb! Thanks to you awesome ladies - and right back at ya!!! Thanks for making my day - how sweet you are!
And, this second award is called the Wylde Women award, given to
women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy. I was blessed by Diane who feels I am worthy of this fabulous award - thanks to you and smooches to all of you, you all make my day with your kindness and generosity!! So, I am supposed to award these to others and I am awarding them both to ALL that visit my blog on a daily basis - I love ya for it, and I appreciate the kind comments you leave for me everyday more than you will ever know!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!