October 11, 2008


Hi all - hope you are having a wonderful weekend!! I am in Florida now and enjoying time with my BFF Vicki - and we are leaving tomorrow on our cruise, whoohoo!!!! I am soooooo excited, today we are going to hit all my favorite scrapbook stores in the area buying up those last minute have to haves *wink* because, well, you know I have NOTHING in my scrap room - heeheehee!!!! So, today I have a scrapbook page to share with you that I made using the absolutely fabulous October Kit from Coconut Scrapshop!! Man, did Jen ever outdo herself this month - I am lovin' it and have made so many pages already with this phenomenal kit!! This layout is a fun one that I made to show my daughter and her love of cooking. This is from Thanksgiving two years ago (I know, I am behind!) when she asked if she could make the dessert and I said yes. She made a pumpkin cheesecake by herself just following my recipe - it is so much fun to watch her enjoyment when she is in the kitchen!! I honestly think she may grow up to be a chef! The pics show her in the stages of pie making - stirring all her ingredients, licking the spoon, pouring the batter (not with the same spoon, lol!) into the crust, and then the finished pie - doesn't it look yummy?? It sure tasted good!! And, don't you just love the papers and little embellies included with this kit? You can have your own - just pop over to the Coconut Scrapshop and order yours!! There are TONS of stuff in this kit - you will NOT be disappointed!! Well, time to go shopping so I am off!! Enjoy your weekend and I will post some pics of the cruise when I get back - although you DO want to tune in tomorrow because I have a fun post for you all ready to go!!! Until then!!!!!

October 10, 2008


Happy Friday all!! As you are reading this, I am winging my way to Jacksonville, Florida in an airplane to meet up with my BFF Vicki, all my scrappy friends there, and some of my closest Navy friends that are still in the area!! Have I told you how excited I am????!!!!! WHOOOHOOOO!!!!! I am excited - lol!!! So, today is Stamp Something challenge day and the challenge is to stamp something for a friend. I chose to do a card that I could take with me for one of MY friends in Florida. I love these Friday challenges, they are a highlight of my week because they are always so fun!! So, make sure you stop over to the Stamp Something Site and show a little love to the other DT gals who always do amazing work!!! And, why not give it a try yourself? Upload a link to the post for this week so we can all see what you do for YOUR friend! Here is the recipe - have a fabulous weekend and check in tomorrow to see Scrapbook Saturday!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Naturals White card stock, 6x6 Patterns hostess Designer series paper pack
Inks - Real Red, Not Quite Navy classic inks, Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy stampin' write markers
Stamps - Dreams DuJour, Best Yet
Accessories - Large and Small Oval Punches, Scallop Punch (non-SU!) , Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Real Red narrow grosgrain ribbon, Vintage Brads, Mat Stack and paper piercer

October 9, 2008


If you visited my blog last Thursday, you will totally understand the title of this post - lol!! See, last week, I posted the wrong card for the sketch - I posted this weeks and then quickly fixed it but not before several of you had seen it!! So, I apologize if you have seen this already but this IS the card for this week's awesome sketch!!!! I am still blaming it on the drugs I was taking.....teehee!! At least it's a pretty card, right??!!! So, make sure you pop on over to Tamara's site and check out what the rest of the fabulously talented DT gals did for this sketch, you will be wowed for sure!! And, give it a try and upload your link to the site so we can all check it out!!! Now, here is the recipe - I am off to madly finish packing because I AM LEAVING TOMORROW MORNING, WHOOHOOO!!!!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory card stck, Hawaii Papaya Designer Series Paper
Inks - Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip classic inks
Stamps - Flight of the Butterfly
Accessories - Ticket Corner Punch, Felt Flurries, Felt Flurries Too, Fire Rhinestone brad

October 8, 2008


Happy Hump Day all!! Here it is midweek and I am madly trying to get ready for my trip but I wanted to share a quick card with you that I demo'd at my workshop last night - which was a HUGE success, and a whole lotta fun!! We made this fall card using the Flight of the Butterfly set which is totally one of my favorites and a special request from the hostess so how could I refuse, lol! It's a pretty simple card, and came together quickly but I still think it has appeal! Gotta run and finish up some things - I will leave you with the recipe!! Have a great day!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Naturals Ivory card stock, Haiku Designer Series paper
Inks - Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango classic inks
Stamps - Flight of the Butterfly, Best Yet
Accessories - Vintage brads, Small Tag Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-a-Dile, Ticket Corner Punch, Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

October 7, 2008


Hi all! As promised, today I have the card I did for Wendy's second challenge - using your punches on your card! Again, right up my alley so I enjoyed this immensely! I love my punches and hardly ever make anything without using at least one - but on this card, I used several!! I used my Snow Swirled set for this card too (except for the sentiment, that is Best Yet) - another Christmas card finished and ready to mail, lol!! I am still busily getting ready for my trip plus I have the added pleasure of having a filling replaced today that came out...uuuuggggghhh.....so I am off to the dentist!!! And, tonight I am teaching my last workshop before I leave so it will be a very busy day!! I hope you all have a great day and find some time to create!!
I am leaving you with the recipe for this one and then I am outta here!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Naturals White card stock, Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper
Ink - Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke classic inks
Stamps - Best Yet (sentiment) and Snow Swirled
Accessories - Large Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Photo Frames Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Always Artichoke narrow grosgrain ribbon, Bold Brights brads, Crop-a-dile, Mat Stack and paper piercer

October 6, 2008


Happy Monday all!!! What a busy weekend - trying to get everything ready because I am leaving on Friday- whoohoo!!! Off to Florida to spend time with friends, go on a fabulous scrapbook cruise, and get away from reality for awhile! I need it more than I could ever tell ya!!! But, I will be posting everyday while I am gone (I know, I am crazy, but it's done already, lol!) and there will be something cool going on for those of you who leave me comments while I am gone so make sure you check back for more details later this week! So, on to the card! Over the weekend, my SBS9 sistah Wendy hosted a challenge on her blog to create a holiday card with bling on it! (she actually hosted two, I will post the other one tomorrow!) Well, this kind of challenge is right up my alley - I mean, bling??!!! Looooovvvvvveeee it!!! I will tell ya, I decided to use my Cinnamon stickles so that is the one thing on this card that is not Su! So, I decided on Christmas as my holiday since I can make some for the upcoming season to send out and get somewhat of a head start! I used my Snow Swirl set for this card and I have to say, it is probably one of my favorite Christmas sets that Stampin' Up! has ever come out with - I just love all the swirls, and how pretty the stamps are. I really enjoyed making this card so thanks Wendy for the awesome challenge!! I will leave you with the recipe - I am off to keep organizing my scrap stuff for my trip - toodles!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive card stock, Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper
Ink - Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke classic inks
Stamps - Snow Swirled
Accessories - Scallop Edge Punch, Vintage Brads, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer, Key Tag Punch, Real Red narrow grosgrain ribbon, Fire Rhinestone brad (red)

October 5, 2008


Hi all!! I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far - it is cold and rainy here, but I don't mind, that just gives me an excuse to hang out in my stamp room - lol! So, I finally can get back to Scrapbook Saturdays with this sample I made for my upcoming Scrapbooking on Canvas class. (POSTED ON SUNDAY THIS WEEK BECAUSE OF WCMD)This is not the actual one they will make but it is similar - this one is more for my home decor and has a proud place in my family room! These are pictures I took of the my three kids right before Zach went back to school - I love seeing my kids all together with smiles on their faces! These are some of my favorite ones so I want to display them. I also got to play with my BigShot dies for the leaves - I totally love that machine!!! I stamped the paper with the Sanded Background stamp before cutting them out so they really do look like leaves (click on the picture for a better view)And, of course, no project would be complete without some stampin' going on so you will see that I stamped on the canvas itself and then the Chipboard letters as well. All in all, I am very happy with how this came out and will be doing a few more so that I can hang a grouping on a very large wall that needs some personalization. There are some elements to this project that are not Stampin' Up! as they don't carry them - they are the paints, which are acrylic and a mixture of three different colors, the Mod Podge, which I used to seal the project, and the canvas itself. Everything else is though!! I will leave you with the recipe - I am off to pick out my papers and pictures to take on my trip - this will require some planning since you now have to sell your firstborn in order to take luggage on the airplane and I am trying to keep mine to a minimum - but gosh, I have to take some things, it IS a scrapbook cruise, lol! So, I will be busy doing that most of the day but will be back tomorrow with another class project to share! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Canvas recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise indicated)
Papers - Fall Blessing
Inks - Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Always Artichoke
Stamps - Always, Season of Friendship
Accessories - Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon, Vanilla Hodgepodge, Designer Label Punch, Flower Fusion, Flower Fusion Too, Vintage Brads, Leaves Bigz Die for Big Shot, OnBoard Lots of Letters chipboard, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Sticky Tape, Crop-a-dile