February 21, 2009


Hi All!!! I used random.org this morning and it chose number 13 which would be Dani at Dani Gets Crafty - whooohooo, girl!!!!! Send me your snail addy and I will get your goodies right out to you!! Thanks everyone for playing along and stopping by to see me everyday - you are the best!!!

February 20, 2009


Whoohooo!! It's Friday all, and time for the Stamp Something challenge which I am lucky enough to host this week!! I asked the DT gals to come up with something 3d - anything they liked, but 3d!! Well, needless to say they blew me away with their creativity - how beautiful and creative all of their projects are!!! I decided for my sample that I would try my hand at one of these little round top boxes I have seen floating around - there is a great template on Splitcoast for this if you care to give it a whirl!! I am using mine as a Hostess gift so it is filled with little chocolates and such, but I see a lot of uses for this little cutie!! I decided to use my Good Morning Sunshine paper because I love how it looks with my Pacific Point paper!! I also used my new Big Shot Die that makes these awesome little birds - aren't they fabulous??!!! And, that giant flower you see on top? Well, it really sparkles since I added Iridescent Ice with Versamark, I love it!! So, make sure you head on over to the Stamp Something Site to see what the other gals did AND if you decide to give this on a try, upload your link to the site so we can all see it!!! I am sponsoring the blog candy this week as well so this is what I will be giving away to the lucky winner:
(1) a 6x6 package of Making Memories Kids Collection
(2) Two packages of flower embellies
(3) One new roll of American Crafts ribbon
(4) A Mom's Day flower stamp
(5) Bazzill fabric flowers
Good luck to all of you - I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!
Box Recipe:
Paper - Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron Card stock, Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper
Inks - Kiwi Kiss, More Mustard stampin' Inks
Stamps - Petal Pizazz
Accessories - Big Shot Birds and Branches Sizzlits Long Die, Scallop Circle Punch, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons, Versamark, Iridescent Ice, Embossing Heat Gun, 1/8 inch Circle Punch, Flower Brads

February 19, 2009


Here it is, Thursday again.....I can't believe it!!! I have to drive to Sacramento today for an appointment (2.5 hours), so this will be a quick post! This is the card I did for Tamara's sketch challenge this week - great sketch, simple but fun! I decided to use my new flower embosslit so I used Riding Hood Red, then covered the die cut in Versamark, added some Iridescent Ice and heat, and voila!! I purdy flower!! The center of the flower is one of our new and very cool corduroy brads, which I love. The sentiment is also embossed using clear embossing! Very simple as I said, but I like how it turned out!! Please make sure you take time to head over to Tamara's and check out what the rest of the DT gals did, they are really talented, and will knock your socks off with their creativity! And, if you decide to play along, make sure you upload your link so we can check out your take on the sketch!!! I will be back tomorrow for Stamp Something Friday - I am hosting, so don't miss it!! And, if you have not registered for my blog candy, you still have time, the post is here, so check it out!! Thanks for stopping by!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Sage Shadow, Naturals Ivory card stock, Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper
Inks - Black Craft Ink, Old Olive Classic Ink
Stamps - Petal Pizazz
Accessories - Heat Gun, Clear and II embossing powder, Ticket Corner Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon, So Saffron wide grosgrain ribbon, Embosslit(Big Shot), Summer Sun Corduroy Button

February 18, 2009


Happy Hump Day!!! And yes, it is STILL raining - sheesh!! Courtney, if you are reading this, I will need help building that ark - LOL! So, today I wanted to share with you the February scrapbook class I taught with the friendship theme. We had such a good time using some of the cool new tools like the Circle Cutter, the Big Shot flower Embosslits, and the Eyelet Border punch - sooo fun!!! This is a two-page 12x12 layout with Riding Hood Red as the base card stock and Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper, which I love! The gals had a blast putting this layout together - we stamped on the chipboard letters, added some stamping on the background, and added lots of fun accents with punches. Too fun!!! So, there you have it - scrap booking AND stamping, does it get any better? Now, I just need to add my pics *wink* Thank for stopping by today, I appreciate you taking the time! And, remember, if you have not yet entered in the drawing for my blog candy see this post and get your name in the hat since the drawing will be on Saturday! Enjoy the rest of your day!

February 17, 2009


Happy Tuesday!!! WOW! It has been raining here for five straight days and although we badly need the rain, I wish it wasn't coming all at once!!! I am really hoping to see the sun today! But, I digress....I was so excited when I saw Beate had posted another sketch challenge, I have really missed doing these!! So, of course I made sure I had time for this one!! It's a fun sketch, made with a long card - haven't done one of those in awhile! I used my new stamp set Cheep Talk, I just love those little birdies!! And, I finally broke out my new corduroy brads - they are totally scrummy, I love them!! I have to have them in every color...no, really, I do, LOL! I really had fun with this one, there was soooo much you can do with it - it went into my favorites folder to pull out again for another card. Thanks Beate, for another great sketch! Here is the recipe for my card:
Card Recipe:Paper - More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss card stock, Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper
Inks - Chocolate Chip classic ink, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, More Mustard Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps - Cheep Talk
Accessories - Small and Large Oval Punches, Designer Label Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Brads, Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon, Circle Cutter, Ticket Corner Punch

And, yes, I know I promised to post my 70K hits blog candy yesterday - the day just got away from me!! But, I have it today - here it is! Sorry for the poor quality of the pic, it is just difficult with the wrap some of these items come in! So, here is what the winner will receive from me: two rolls of ribbon, a whole package of buttons, a brand new package of Making Memories 6x6 paper (Cosmopolitan Collection) a sand beige versa color ink pad,three jumbo bottle caps, a pewter tag, a hearts and swirls stencil, and a package of clear alphabet stamps! So, what do you have to do to win? Just post a link on your blog about my blog candy and leave me a comment here letting me know you did!! I will draw a winner using random.org and post the name on Saturday! Please only one entry per person and yes, this is open to everyone! Thanks again for stopping by today - I appreciate you all!

February 16, 2009


Happy Monday all!! This weekend went by really fast!! What with Valentines Day and then the Daytona Race yesterday, I was busy constantly!! My in-laws came over before lunch yesterday and stayed until late last night so I entertained a lot! Even though the race was rained out before it was over, they hung out anyway, lol!! We had a nice time though! I did manage to squeeze in time to do the Our Creative Corner sketch challenge which is a first for me!! What a fun sketch, I loved playing around with it. I decided to use my owls again along with some really fun dp called Good Morning Sunshine - oooh, there are some cute patterns in this pack!!! And, it goes soooo well with Pacific Point, which I have wanted to play with, but have not really gotten a chance to! I enjoyed making this card as it is for a good friend of mine that is always there for me and makes me laugh even when I really have nothing to laugh about!! I hope she likes it!! Thanks so much for stopping by - and make sure you pop back in as I am going to post my blog candy for you all here in just a bit after I run the kiddos to their various activities!! See you then!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, Whisper White card stock, Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper
Inks - Brown Stazon Ink, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps - Owl Together Now
Accessories - Designer Label Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Ticket Corner Punch, Old Olive Brads, Scalloped Edge Punch, Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon, Paper Piercer and Mat Stack

February 15, 2009


Hi all!! I hope you had a fabulous Valentines Day - I know I did!! I was totally spoiled with breakfast, flowers, chocolate, and then a romantic dinner made by my adoring husband - yep, I am one lucky woman!!! I even was able to get some stamping done!! Today I actually want to share a layout I did a while ago for a contest that I did not win, but hey, I love the page anyway! I used some clear transparency pieces which I stamped on, as well as the giant flower which I inked up! The title is made using the Onboard Lots of Letters which I also inked in white and edged in black. The pics are from when my oldest was home over the Christmas holidays and him, his gf Nikki, and my dd went hiking around the property with our lab Dexter. I was playing with my new camera so the pics are not the best, but I wanted to scrap them anyway! I did add some color back into the pics (the bushes) but just enough to make the pics stand out! I was really pleased with this layout, and although I lost out to a dinosaur page, I am okay with that - LOL! Thanks for stopping by all and make sure you tune in tomorrow for some fabulous stamp projects I have been working on as well as BLOG CANDY!!! Whoohoo!!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!