August 8, 2009


Hi all!!!! Here it is, Saturday again and I am excited to share with you the new challenge being hosted at Scrap and Stamp Saturday!! Today's challenge is being hosted by our very own DT member Cheryl who is generously providing some fabulous blog candy for the lucky winner of this week's challenge which is to use one stamp and have some embossing on your layout!! Easy peasy, right??! I would soooooo love to see LOTS of participation with the challenge - it's really fun and you will find that as you participate, you get lots of those pics you were hoping to scrap one day actually on a layout! I did my layout this week featuring my son Tyler who can always make me laugh even when I am mad at him. He is such a sweet, funny, loving young man and although he drives me crazy, I know my life is blessed with this sweet miracle in it!! This pic is sooo my son, always goofing around!! He loves clothes but is mad about shoes......way more than my daughter is, lol!! So, I am sharing some of what makes Tyler well, Tyler!! My embossing is shown on the side of the large pic where I used both a decorative edge and embossing punch. I totally love this look!! And, my stamping is my large numbers at the top depicting my simple title that says it all!! Want to see some more? Head on over to the Stamp and Scrap Saturday site where you will be amazed at the totally fabulous layouts the DT did for this challenge - they are an amazingly talented group of gals!! Make sure you check out the BLOG can enter to win this fabulous goodie package simply by uploading your take on this week's challenge - come on, YOU CAN DO IT!!! I cannot WAIT to see what everyone does this week!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and as always, thanks so much for stopping by!!
Layout Recipe:
Paper - Bravo Burgundy, Pumpkin Pie card stock, Cherry Pie Designer Series Paper
Inks - Bravo Burgundy stampin' ink, Pumpkin Pie stampin' write marker
Stamps - Jumbo Numbers
Accessories - MS decorative edge punch, stampin' up! buttons, May Arts buttons, natural twine, mat stack and paper piercer

August 7, 2009


Happy Friday all!! I am a little late posting because I let myself sleep in this morning - felt good!!!! I feel rested, and motivated to STAMP!!! So, I thought I would share a fun card I just finished that I have been wanting to try which is the trishutter card that Beate did such a fab job demonstrating!! I think I will be making a few more of these babies, they are FUN!!! I used my stamp sets Flight of the Butterfly and Petal Pizzazz. Such a great card to play with because you have so much decorating room, lol!! And, I got to try out my new butterfly punch which is fabulous, no more cutting them out, just one press and they are done!!! Here is what the inside of the card looks like when you open it up - too fun, right??!! The papers are from the marvelous card kit I got at PaperPopsicles this month, I just love everything Melissa has over there! And, today is Freebie Friday for their digi images - yep, you can get a FREE IMAGE ONLY TODAY so hurry on over there and get one! It is a really cute little summery image today - yep, I got mine *wink* So, now I am off to run a bunch of errands and then meet my handsome hunk of a husband for dinner with the kiddos later tonight!! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend - and I will be posting for tomorrow's SSS challenge, so make sure you check back in for that, you don't want to miss that!! Thanks for sticking with me - I really appreciate all of you who leave me such sweet comments! MWAH!
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise noted)
Papers - Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Naturals White, Baha Breeze card stock, Jenni Bowlin Designer Series Paper
Inks - Baha Breeze, Riding Hood Red classic inks
Stamps - Flight of the Butterfly, Petal Pizzazz
Accessories - Butterfly Punch, Scalloped Circle Punches, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer, Boho Blossoms Punch, Prima Flowers, Kaiser Pearls, Circle Rhinestones

August 4, 2009


Hi all!! WoW!! Two posts in a row?? I think I may have finally figured out how to balance my time - LOL! I am really enjoying stamping again - now I just have to start ordering all of those fabulous new stamps that I know are all being released everywhere, heehee!! Today I wanted to share a card I made using my set called Bugs and Kisses. I love this set and have not played with it in a while. I went with the dragon fly and actually made it dimensional by making two sets of wings and just paper piecing the second set. Here is a closeup of the actual wings so you can see it - I love this look! And, check out the polka dots on that ribbon - I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new in-color ribbons, they are yummy!! I also used lots of the new in-color card stock and yep, the more I use them, the more I love them! I also used Taylor's sketch this week - too fun, it will definitely be a keeper for me!! Now, I am off to work, but I will be back tomorrow with something fun to show you! And, I got to blog hop last night and I have to say, you all have been creating wonderful eye candy that I sure enjoyed after such a long day! So, take care and enjoy your day - thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it!
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise noted)
Paper - Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White card stock, Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper
Inks - Soft Suede classic ink
Stamps - Bugs and Kisses
Accessories - Scalloped Circle Punches, Large Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch, Mat Stack and Paper Piercer, Soft Suede Polka Dot ribbon, googlie eyes

August 3, 2009


Happy Monday all!!! WOW!! This last month has been crazy, but I think I have finally settled into some sort of routine with regards to my new job! I know I have not been around much, but I needed to give myself some time to adjust or else I would have pulled out all my hair!!!! I did get to stamp this weekend, and really enjoyed myself - I remember why I love this hobby soooo much, it really does allow me to relax and have fun!! I decided to play with some of my new in-colors since I am still getting used to them, but I have to say, the more I use them, the more I like them. I used Julee's Mojo Monday sketch from last Monday (hey, it was Sunday when I did it *wink*) and love this sketch so I will be putting it in my to use again file, lol! I used my A Little Birdie stamp set and I have to confess, I must have missed this when I went through the retired list because when I went through my stamp closet last night and cleaned it out, I noticed it on there - I am sooooo sad, this is one of my fave sets! So, I am glad I used it one more time before it goes on the sale pile, heehee!! I made this card for a coworker who is turning 60 tomorrow....we are having a party for her in the office so I thought I would make her a card. I also decorated the inside of this one since it was for a special occasion - here is what the inside looks like. I really enjoy decorating the inside of my cards and always wonder why I don't do it more really seems to finish the card for me. I played with some of my new designer paper too, and I am lovin' it!! I am not a huge purple fan, but this paper is absolutely yummy! It's called Cottage Wall and I love the rich, deep colors it has!!! So, I am working today BUT I do have some fun things to show you for the rest of the week AND I have built into my schedule time to do some blog hopping so I will be able to see what you have all been up to as well!! I have really missed you all and I appreciate that you are still stopping by to check on me. Some of you asked me about my DT work - unfortunately, I had to resign from my DT teams because it was not fair to the other gals that I could not meet my obligations each week. So, they have found wonderful replacements and I can now take place in the challenges when I have time! I am trying out for some new teams now - I figure I can work in a few here and there now that I have my life back into some semblance of order, LOL! And, I am hiring a housekeeper - I don't want to clean the house each and every weekend when I am off so that will be one less thing for me to do! Now, off to work - I hope all of you have a WONDERFUL day and I appreciate you all taking the time to stop by - your comments really do MAKE MY DAY!!!
Card Recipe: (all items SU!)
Paper - Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Whisper White, Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper
Inks - Rich Razzleberry, Black Stazon
Stamps - A Little Birdie, Crazy for Cupcakes
Accessories - Eyelet Border Punch, Bigz Circle Die Cut (Big Shot), Large Scallop Circle Punch, Photo Corners Punch, Jumbo Eyelets, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon