March 21, 2009


Hi all - sorry I am so late this morning but I had technical difficulties. I was going to share a fun layout I had done but realized that it was on the hard drive that I lost everything from. is still being worked on, and so nothing that was on there I have access to! But, I did make this fun little card, so I thought I would share this instead! This is one of my favorite stamp sets called Just Buzzin' By, I just love the cute little bees! If you look closely, I added some Iridescent Ice to their wings, they look so cute and sparkly IRL! I am popping this in the mail on Monday to a friend of mine (who does NOT blog). I am planning on doing lots of stamping today - did a lot of chores yesterday and my body needs somewhat of a rest today. Plus, I have date night with Tony tonight, which I am looking forward to! A nice dinner and a movie (at home) ALONE....what could be better?! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend -it is supposed to rain here all weekend *sigh* so nothing outside will get done this weekend!! Thanks for stopping by - it means a lot that you do! I will leave you with the recipe for this one and I will be back tomorrow with another card using one of the fabulous sketches that are posted each week by Beate. Till then - toodles!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Pirouette Pink, Whisper White card stock, Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper
Inks - Black Stazon Regal Rose Stamp Pads, So Saffron, More Mustard, Summer Sun Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps - Just Buzzin' By
Accessories - Square Scallop Punch, Iridescent Ice, Versamark, Heat Gun, Word Window Punch, Paper Piercer, Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

March 20, 2009


Ooh, here it is, Friday already!! I had a great week of stamping, it feels sooo very good to create again!! I still am very tired, but hey, it gets better everyday!! Today I have the Stamp Something Challenge for you - this week is to Stamp Something Spring, anything you want that makes you think of Spring. And, we are lucky enough to be sponsored by Roses On Paper ! Summer carries fabulous products including Magnolia stamps, so check out her store. So, I decided that for me Spring means Easter so I pulled out my new set of stamps from the Spring Occasions Mini called An Egg-cellent Easter and went to work! I think this little guy bunny is soooo adorable, and I popped him up on dimensionals so the card has a really cool 3d look (hopefully you can see it!) I also used some of my yummy free ribbon that is in the Sale-A-Bration catty, you get both rolls!! This was such a fun challenge, so I hope you all play along!! Make sure you stop by the Stamp Something Site and check out what the rest of the gals did this week! They will knock your socks off with their talent! And, if you decide to play along, upload the link to the site so we can all check it out and you can be entered in the drawing for something yummy! Enjoy your Friday and have a fabulous weekend! Check back tomorrow when I have a layout for Scrapbook Saturday that I want to share!! Toodles!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Pirouette Pink, So Saffron, Whisper White, Baha Breeze card stock, Walk in the Park Designer Series paper
Inks - Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Bordering Blue, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom Stampin' Write markers Stamps - An Egg-cellent Easter
Accessories - Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Paper Piercer, So Saffron, Certainly Celery 5/8 inch ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Designer Label Punch

March 19, 2009


Happy Thursday all! It is time for another fabulous sketch from Tamara and I was so happy that I could participate...I have been missing these! This week's was fun because it has some different elements to it that you could really play with! I enjoyed working with this one and I am sure this is one I will pull out and use again! I used one of my new sets from the Spring Occasions Mini - I am loving that little catty, there are soooo many fabulous things in there! Remember, there are items in the catty that you can order now if you are a customer AND they count towards Sale-A-Bration freebies....pretty cool!! This set is called Great Friend and I love the butterfly and the soft frame so I used both! I actually cut out my butterflies after stamping them on Whisper White and then added some adhesive just to the center so they could have the 3d effect. And, the ribbon I used is the new yummy Whisper White satin ribbon also available in the new mini. Ack - so pretty! Please take a minute to pop on over to Tamara's site and check out what the other DT gals did, they are all so amazing, you will love everything they have to show you! And, remember, if you do the sketch, upload to the site so we can all have a chance to see what you do! Thanks for stopping by today and check back tomorrow - I have something really fun to share tomorrow for the Stamp Something Challenge! Have a wonderful day!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip card stock, Candy Lane Designer Series paper
Ink - Riding Hood Red stampin' pad
Stamps - Great Friend

Accessories - Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Circle Cutter, Antique Brads

March 18, 2009


Happy Hump Day all!! Yesterday I spent the day napping and stamping - not a bad way to spend a day, right?! I have been wanting to play with my new Whimsy stamps; my friend Denise started her own stamp company and I think her images are just too cute!! So, I decided to do a couple of challenges using my new purchases and I am going to share those today. I also used some of my recent gifts I received from some very sweet blogging friends - some 6x6 pads of Basic Grey paper, which, next to Stampin' Up! is my ultimate favorite! (It's not really contraband if it's a gift, right? LOL!) The first card I made is for the SNR Card Universe Whimsy Challenge - it is a sketch challenge, which is my favorite kind of challenge! I decided to use the cute little owl, I just love that face, sooo adorable! I colored him using my Stampin' Write Markers, and I think he turned out pretty cute! I cut the circle with my new Circle Cutter, love that tool! And, I mounted my sentiment on a Scalloped Oval which I made using my new Scalloped Oval Punch available April 1st in the new Spring Mini catty.
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise indicated)
Paper - Close to Cocoa, Whisper White card stock, Basic Grey Sultry Designer Series paper
Inks - Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps - Whimsy Owl and Whimsy Silly Sayings
Accessories - Regal Rose Brads, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Photo Corners Punch, May Arts Ribbon
This next card I made for the CBC Challenge that Courtney hosts every Tuesday. This week's was a sketch, and it is fabulous - I had to play along! I used another Whimsy stamp, one of my favorites. Isn't that frog adorable?? I colored him with my Stampin' Write markers too, but could not resist making his lily pad all sparkly with some Iridescent Ice! If you I used a ton of different punches on this card too - I totally love my punches! I made this card totally for fun, and I really enjoyed making it! I thought the colors were just so cheery - I need some of that right now with our weather being so blah!!! Here is the recipe for this one!
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise indicated)
Paper - Going Gray, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White card stock, Basic Grey Sultry Designer Series paper
Inks - Brown Stazon, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Gable Green, Green Galore, Mellow Moss, Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps - Whimsy Frog and Whimsy Silly Sayings
Accessories - Large Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Heart Punch, Fire Rhinestones(both Square and Round), Iridescent Ice, Versamark, Heat Gun, Prima paper flowers
This last card is for the Mojo Monday sketch Julee posted. At first I had a hard time with this one - I think the rounded edges on the one piece threw me off, lol!! But, I persevered and came up with this idea using another Whimsy stamp that Denise sent me as a gift for my birthday! Her name is Pajama Time Emma, and she is just such a cutie! Thanks Denise, I love her!! I used some more of my BG dsp that I received and I paper pieced her jammies - she reminds me of Kayla when she was little! I colored the rest of her with my Stampin' Write Markers and I am happy with how she turned out! I also got a chance to use some of my new big brads from SU! - love these, they are perfect for the centers of flowers and match so well with our beautiful ribbon. I was able to stamp the sentiment and punch it out - whew! I was worried it would not fit, LOL! I added some buttons with some twine and voila -done! I had such fun creating these cards, I hope you enjoy them too! Have a wonderful day!
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise noted)
Paper - Nigh of Navy, Old Ivory, Bayou Blue, Close to Cocoa card stock, Basic Grey Granola Designer Series paper
Inks - Brown Stazon, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps - Whimsy Emma and Whimsy Sayings
Accessories - Word Window Punch, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Jumbo Very Vanilla brads, twine, buttons, Prima flowers

March 16, 2009


Hi all! Sorry I took such a long absence, but I really needed to step back and slow things back down a little as I was pushing myself too hard, and causing my recovery to take a step in the wrong direction! Soooo, I have been sleeping, reading, and well, resting, and actually feel so much better than I did this time last week! In fact, I stamped a bunch of cards this weekend and I am excited to get to share them with you this week!! Here is the first one - I really hope you like it, I am trying to find my mojo again! Funny how you can step away from stamping for just a little bit and it feels like you have to start all over again! But, I am getting my groove back slowly but surely and will go back for another checkup on Wednesday to hopefully hear that I am allowed to drive again. I miss being out and about, but I understand the need now for all the rest - it has definitely helped!! I am also looking forward to seeing what everyone has been up to, I really miss it, and feel so out of the loop - LOL! Blog hopping is definitely something I plan on doing tonight! So, on to the card: I used my stamp set Fifth Avenue Floral, which I think is beautiful! I love the flowers, there is so much you can do with them! I also decided to break open my new dp from the Spring Occasions mini - the paper is uber yummy, I just love the colors in this paper. And, it is available to order come April 1st, so start making that list! I also cut out my flowers, water colored them, popped them up, and using versamark and Iridescent Ice, added some bling to them. They really sparkle IRL! I will leave you with the recipe and will be back on Wednesday morning with another card! Smooches, all!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Going Gray, Whisper White, Baha Breeze card stock, Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper
Inks - Baha Breeze, Going Gray, So Saffron classic stampin' pads
Stamps - Fifth Avenue Floral
Accessories - Ticket Corner Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, So Saffron Ribbon, So Saffron Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Iridescent Ice, Versamark, heat gun, mini glue dots, stampin' sponge, blender pen