November 14, 2008


Guess what???!!!! My friend Cambria along with Joy Kennedy, and a couple of her super talented friends have started their own stamp company!!! WHOOHOOO for them - what a fabulous opportunity!! I am sorry I don't have anything to share just yet, but I promise I will!!!! Their new stamps are totally adorable and you will want EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!!!! Congratulations to the Our Craft Lounge Team, I wish them all the success in the world!!!! Get on over and check them out because right now there is a coupon you can use to get some great deals on their new stamps!!! Just use the code stamplove at the checkout! Why are you still here - GO, GO, GO!!!!


Whoohoo!!! Friday again - how time flies when you a million things to make for a craft fair- LOL! Do you ever REALLY have enough? I actually will be glad when Saturday is over....I need some rest, lol!! I have had two classes, a workshop, and the craft fair this week so I have been veerrrrryyyy busy!!! BUT, not too busy to do the challenge this week! We were provided a sketch this week to do, so that made my life soooo much easier - and it's a FABULOUS sketch, so I had a lot of fun with it! And, I did not do another Christmas card, I feel bad that Thanksgiving never gets any attention, teeehee! Make sure you head over to see the crew at Stamp Something, they did a ROCKIN' job on this sketch!!! And, if you give it a try, make sure you upload the link so we can check it out and enter you in the drawing!!! Whooohoo, everyone loves free stuff - LOL! So, I will leave you with the recipe, I must get back to my craft room *sigh* I really just want to crawl back into bed! Have a great weekend - I will post about my craft fair and tell you how it went - Toodles! Card Recipe: Paper - Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Whisper White card stock, Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper
Inks - Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive stampin' write markers, Really Rust stampin' pad
Stamps - Best Yet, Happy Harvest
Accessories - Square Punch, 1 1/4 inch Circle Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Rich Regals Brads, Always Artichoke narrow grosgrain ribbon, Vintage Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

November 13, 2008


Happy Thursday all!!! You know what Thursday means, right??? Time for Tamara's sketch challenge, whoohoo!!! And, guess what? I am in the Spotlight over at Tamara's site so if you want to know more about me, and care to see my mugshot, go and check it out - LOL! And, while you are over there, check out what the DT gals did with this week's sketch -they will blow you away with how fabulous they are!!! And, make sure if you give the sketch a try, that you upload to the site so that we can all be amazed at YOUR talent!!! So, this week's sketch I felt deserved a long card - so that is what I made! And, I got to use some more of my Felt Flurries (Dani, did ya get yours yet, lol!) This was a fun card to make, I just played around and this is how it ended up!!! That little snowman is one of my favorite Christmas images - I will never get tired of using him!! So, I will leave you with the recipe - I am off to stamp madly for my craft fair on Saturday, I am soooooo not ready!!! I had a workshop last night, which was fabulous, but by the time I got home, I had lost my steam and did not get much done!!! So, off to the stamp room I go! Toodles!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Not Quite Navy, Baha Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White card stock, Ski Slope Designer Series Paper
Inks - Black Stazon, Baha Breeze, Classic Black stampin pads
Stamps - Jolliest Time of the Year, Punches Three(hostess set)
Accessories - Felt Flurries, Scallop Square Punch, Always Artichoke Button and ribbon, Vintage brads, Blender Pen, Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon

November 12, 2008


Hey all!!! WOW!! Wednesday already - where is time going - I have soooo much to get done for this craft fair on Saturday, lol!!! No sleep until Sunday, heehee!!! So, I finally inked up my Mr. Twigster stamp, he is so very cute, but I had a hard time figuring out what to do with him. So, when I signed up for this Winter Wonderland ATC swap, I figured he was perfect! I did use some non-SU! ribbon because I thought it looked just like snowballs, heehee!! And, of course, no snowman is finished without some bling so I added some dazzling diamonds to make my man shine - LOL! Here is a close-up of the ATC, isn't he cute?! I am lovin' this little guy and see me using him a lot now that I have broken him in! He is already in the mail winging his way to the gals at the Coconut Scrapshop! I will leave you with the recipe below....but first, I must get something off my chest since it has been bothering me since yesterday and I figure if I vent, it will go away!! Yesterday, I went to Chico (about 30 minutes from my home) where all the stores are including Michaels, Joanns, and a scrapbook store that I don't frequent. However, I decided to venture in there yesterday as I am in dire need of some clear card stock for a project I want to do. Anyway, the owner of the store (who has never been really nice) asked me if she could help and I explained what I needed. She told me there was no such thing, but she had some 8x8 sheets of something that might work. So, I looked at them, asked how much they were, she responded $1 apiece, and I said I would take the ten she had figuring they would work. Soooooo, I am wondering around the store, checking out the new arrivals table (hey, I love new stuff just like the next gal!) and found myself picking up several pieces of dsp, some beautiful ribbons, get the picture. So, I now have about $40 worth of stuff in my hands, and I am checking something else out when I hear the OWNER OF THE STORE talking to one of her employees about how dumb I am because I don't know what I am talking about, that there is no such thing as clear card stock, and to charge me a $1 for the sheets even though they are only 50 cents, and was laughing and rolling her eyes, obviously not knowing that I could hear her. So, I marched myself over to her, handed her everything I had in my hands, told her I did not need to spend my money in her store, and walked out!! Now, apparently she still has me on her newsletter sign-up because she called me and asked me what happened - so I told her. She had the nerve to lie to me and tell me that she would "talk to her employee about how rude she was" - hah!!! What a joke!! It's such a shame, we don't have a LSS where I live, and this one SUCKS!!!!! So, that's my vent - if you aren't asleep by my whining, I appreciate you letting me get that off my chest - LOL! Here's to online shopping!!!!!! Anyone know a good place where I can order some acetate or clear card stock? heehee.....thanks ladies!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Baja Breeze, Whisper White card stock, Urban Garden Designer Series paper
Inks - Black Stazon, Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad
Stamps - Mr. Twigster
Accessories- Snow Blossom Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Mini glue dots, Stampin' dimensionals, two-way glue stick, Dazzling Diamonds

November 11, 2008


Hi all!!! Whew!!! This was one HECTIC weekend, sheesh!! Our kids have the whole four days off with today being Veteran's Day (HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and so I had my nieces and nephews for the whole weekend - yep, they ate, played, slept here at my home all three of the last days!! Eeeek - I don't know how people with eight kids do it, I was pulling my hair out by this morning - LOL! But, they seemed to have a good time and we took them to see Madagascar II yesterday, which was a cute movie. Then, pizza afterward and home to their parents!! I need a vacation now, teehee!! Needless to say, my big plans to stamp all weekend went flying out the weekend and I will be stamping my heart out this weekend getting ready for the craft fair. So, let me share a project I was FINALLY able to complete: Remember, the garland I posted here? Well, I made a decorated box for it so that it can be stored once the holiday is over and not get destroyed. I made this for my upcoming craft fair so I am hoping it is a hit! That first picture is of the top of the box. I tried to keep to the same theme and color scheme as the actual garland and I must say, I am very happy with how it turned out! Here is a picture of the inside with the garland stored and the lid off - isn't it cute??!!! I used a template that I have for the box since it fits an A2 size card perfectly. Also, there is a super tutorial by Beate on Splitcoast on this box as well so check it out!! So, this is my project for today, I am so glad I finally got one done, lol!!! I will leave you with the recipe and I AM going to be stampin all day today so it will be a fun day and I will have some more fun stuff to share with you tomorrow! Till then - Happy Stampin!
Box Recipe:
Paper - Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Whisper White card stock, Patterns Prints Designer Series Paper
Inks - Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Stamps - Snow Swirled
Accessories - Alpine Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punches, Always Artichoke narrow grosgrain ribbon, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Felt Flurries, Earth Elements buttons and brads, paper piercer, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals

November 9, 2008


Hi All!!! Sorry for the lack of posts, but this has been one BUSY weekend so far - LOL! On Friday night, we went to the Travis Tritt concert, and it was a blast!!!! Really really enjoyed having an adult night out with some friends listening to some good music! Then, last night we hosted a bonfire at our house so I cooked all day and the last folks left around midnight so I was too pooped to stamp (imagine, that!!) So, I got up this morning and decided today would be a stampin day - LOL!! This card is based on the sketch challenge posted at Papercraft Planet this week. It's a great sketch, so if you get a chance, play along!! I used my Snow Swirled set again, I just love it! The sentiment is from the hostess set Best Yet, which is probably the best hostess set SU! has had IMHO! Now, off to do some blurfing and some more stamping - enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red card stock, Hostess gift pack 6x6 Designers Patterns Pack
Inks - Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pads
Stamps - Snow Swirled, Best Yet
Accessories - Coluzzle cutting system, Silver Brads, Key Tag Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Curly Label Punch, Always Artichoke narrow grosgrain ribbon, Alpine Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1/4 inch Circle Punch