Saturday, September 29, 2007

A CASE of Sat.

Well as promised here is the gift I made for my cousins shower. Her shower is a room to room shower and each guest was assigned a room. My sister and I both got the pantry. I was kinda bummed at first b/c I was like what can I make cute for a pantry??!?! So of course I went to searching on SCS. My first thought was to make a recipe scrapbook and give some dry items to go along w/some recipes but then I remebered this cute meal planner Taylor made for DD one month. So I guess today will just be a CASE day!LOL! This was really easy to make once I had the right size rings. For those of you that have a fan club memebership for SCS Taylors was featured the month that the theme was food.

To start I took a piece of cardboard (you know like the ones that come w/SU dp) and cut it to 31/2 x 11. Score @ 31/2 and 7 to make a triangle or tent. This is where you will store all your recipes you are not using. Then I took 8 coasters one for everyday of the week and one for the cover and covered them in brocade dp. I sanded and distressed all edges and sponged w/choc chip. My cousins colors are neutral so I thought this paper would be perfect. I printed out the meal and planner on my computer and stamped the baroque in choc chip and punched out w/my scallop.

The other seven coasters are covered, distressed, and sponged also. Each coaster also has a day tab stapled to them. I used velcro for the recipes to attach to the coaster so its easy to change out. I printed out 10 of my fave recipes for her and gave her some blank ones to handwrite her own recipes on. All recipes were printed on the computer. I stamped the baroque swirl in choc chip onto the recipe in the lower right corner. Some of the recipes hang off the edge a tad but not enough that I wanted to redo them!LOL! I'll let you know if it will be a or not. Along w/the meal planner and recipes I have some dry items in the recipes Im giving her.

Shameless Case

When I was going through Dawns blogs the other day looking for the candy bar card I found another card I wanted to case. (Note to self: Dont go on Dawns blog she has too many amazing cards to copy!LOL) Mama got this Booglie eye set and let me borrow it and I hadnt inked it up yet. After seeing Dawns card this cute little spider got some ink!

The card is a trifold card (the measurements are on Dawns blog). For the front of the card I inked up my cheesecloth in versamark and embossed w/Holographic ep. I wanted a little sparkle! I punched a 1 3/8" sq. out of the front layer and used the sentiment from MFT fright night for the oval. I doodled around the frame and added bling to my oval sentiment.

For the inside layer I colored my spider w/prismacolor pencils and applied googlie eyes. I also added some crystal stickles to him. I punched out the spider w/a 1/4" sq punch and layered w/a bb 1 3/8" sq. I doodled around the frame on this layer also. The cheesecloth on this layer is stamped tone on tone (no sparkle). I also puched the large oval out of this layer for the second sentiment to peek through. The inside is white with the Boo sentiment stamped on the smallest oval on ww and layered on the large oval in bb. I doodle around the oval sentiment also. I attached the entire trifold to a bb base with the ribbon laying under the trifold to secure it. The ribbon ties at the front to keep the card closed. I used my white gel pen to doodle around the trifold layer. To see Dawns card and measurements click on the link on the sidebar -Dawns stamping thoughts.

I will be back later to share the bridal shower gift Im still not quite through with. Have a great day!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Lsc135 Flying Monkeys

I had alot of fun with todays challenge. We had to use a halloween image with a non halloween sentiment. I decided to also use non halloween colors for my card. Everyone who knows me personally knows I can be a bit sassy!LOL! I love the sassy sentiments in Missy B designs Sassy girls! I knew I wanted to use a MFT set for Kirsten's contest and I thought of my sassy girls sentiment.."dont make me get my flying monkeys"LOL! I love it! I called Mom to make sure using that sentiment wasnt "cheating". She said I should use one of my monkey images on the card too but I thought they would be too big. So we thought of using polyshrink to make a charm. I did two things on this card I havent done before polyshrink and paper piecing. YYYAAAAYY for me!LOL!

I started out with a choc chip base 4 x 5 1/2. I layered my American crafts dp measuring 3 7/8 x 5 3/8. I started out with the idea of using Wed sketch challenge but the sentiment wouldnt work right for it and I HAD to keep the sentiment so I had to adjust the layout. I used choc chip 1 1/2 x 5 3/8 with cameo coral ribbon wrapped around it for the center of the card. To get my charm to lay right I used a faux bow and used a glue dot to attach my knot to my ribbon. For my main image I used MFT fright night set. I didnt want the bats in the corner showing so I covered it w/a quickutz photo corner. The witch is paper pieced w/dp and colored w/prisma color pencils. I sponged the edges of the paper pieced dress and the main image. I matted cameo coral and so saffron with 1/8" mats. I stamped the sentiment on the opposite side of dp in timber brown and matted w/so saffron. The entire main image is up on dimensionals.

Madison went back to school today after much debate!LOL! She thought it would be better to wait until Monday to got back to school. Alana is already having to take breathing treatments and on steriods b/c shes having trouble. See told you 2-3 days did I nail it or what?!??! Peanut season-such a joy! Its so bad right now you can walk out the door and taste the peanut dust! Hope you have a great weekend! My cousins bridal shower is tommorrow so I will be back to show you a cute little gift I made for her.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

wt133 Creepy Candy Bar

Todays challenge was Food Glorious Food. Well theres no better food than CHOCOLATE!! In this cards case dark chocolate which Im not a very big fan of but I had to use black instead of choc chip to match my paper. I had a really hard time photgraphing this card Im not sure if its b/c of the foil or the way the sun was sitting over the house or the fact that my cats knocked this card down 4 x's before I could get a pic!LOL! Sorry for the shadow when I take a photo of my cards I take several pics at different angles so I usually take anywhere from 3-6 pics of my cards then I crop and keep the best one. Well every card I took a pic of has this shadow.
Okay on to the deets...I started w/a white card base standard card size 4 x 5 1/2. I layered the card front w/ bb 4 x 5 1/2. Creepy crawly dp is cut to 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 I love this paper!! I stamped the trick or treat sentiment in bb onto the dp and placed brads in the corner. I used another piece of creepy crawly dp measuring 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 layered on ww with a 1/4 matt. I usually never matt w/ww but it seemed to work for this dp. To make the candy bard I cut a piece of bb to 2 1/4 x 4 1/4. This cs is a scrap piece that has places punched out but its covered up so no one will know!teehee! I pulled out the aluminum foil and wrapped the bb piece w/the foil w/an overlap so I would have some to tea. I used the piece of creepy crawly w/the sentiment on it for the candy bar wrapper. I cut it shorter so the foil would show at the bottom. I wanted it to look like someone had tore the wrapper open w/the candy bar peeking through so I went to tearing. To finish off my candy bar I tied a piece of black grosgrain around the bar and made a tag w/PTI spooky sweets. I saw an idea similar to this on SCS a couple of years ago but I couldnt find it this morning. I think Dawn5377 made it. Dawn blogs is Dawns stamping thoughts.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

sc143 Baroque Scallop

Sorry the pic is smaller. I forgot to change the size before I uploaded it but you can click on the pic for a larger view.

This is for todays sketch challenge on SCS. I struggled to get this card finished. It didnt quite come out the way I wanted but Im pretty happy with it. I wanted to use my new baroque dp and hodgepodge hardware. Well I didnt get to use my HH b/c the card started getting too busy for my taste. The card base is river rock. I layered the baroque dp on choc chip w/ a 1/8" border. I used my ticket corner punch I havent used in forever on this card too. You can see it in the pic but I pierced along the corner of the choc chip layer. The strip of choc chip measures 1 x 5. I stamped the baroque swirl in river rock and tried to shadow it w/old olive. I stamped the small flower w/always artichoke and used my ticket corner punch. The swirl image is matted on old olive and measures 2 1/4 x 3 1/4. The main image measures 3 x 2 3/4 and is a choc chip and old olive layer. I used my ticket corner punch again on the old olive layer and put brads in the corner notches. I stamped my baroque in old olive on vanilla and punched it out w/my scallop punch. I stamped the small flower in river rock and cut it out and placed a jewel in the center. The small flower, the scallop, and the choc chip layer are all up on dimensionals.

Well out worst time of year began last night! They fired up the peanut mill last night and already I have a sick child. Madison ran a temp of 102.5-106 last night w/chills. We are heading to the Dr this morning. I HATE peanut season! I give Alana 2-3 days before we are doing around the clock breathing treatments.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Rachel the Scarecrow

Okay this is the last pic Im going to post today. Promise! Im sorry if youre tired of looking at pics of my kids but its my blog and I'll post if I want to!LOL! Just kidding!
Madison had an assigment to make a scarecrow. They sent home the outline and she was to finish making it. We had so much fun making this scarecrow! Madison named her Rachel! Can you believe w/all the dp I have I had none that was fall colors EXCEPT my american crafts paper! I didnt want to use it! I was hoping to find some of my $1 packs of paper to use. No luck! Anyway I helped her trace the scarecrow onto the paper and I did the cutting! (she is the one who chopped her hair!) I let her put the patches and straw on. BTW gluing straw on paper is not easy at all! We also used some sticks from the yard to tie w/hemp on her arms and legs. Isnt she the cutest??!?!!? Im sure she will not make it to class looking like this tommorrow so I had to take a pic!

Fire Dept.

I posted earlier Brayden had his first field trip today. They went to the fire department. All the kids were so cute! They had one guy get into all of his gear and explained to the kids to not be afraid and it never occured to me how scary they look!LOL! They had a cute little video w/songs to help the kids remeber fire safety and Little Richard was in it. All the parents were laughing so hard! All the kids were given a hat and badge after the field trip and here is Brayden in his hat after school today. Aint he cute!LOL!
Madison came home today w/her glasses in one piece. Thank goodnes. But bless her heart they have rubbed a place on her nose.
Please pray for Alexa! She is Lauren's (mytime) little girl who has cancer. Alexa got sick w/pnemonia and is in the hospital. Lauren has been planning a princess bday party for Alexa that she has been so excited about! The birthday party is this weekend and it breaks my heart to think she will miss her party she has so looked forward to. Please keep them in your prayers. You can click on the sidebar for Laurens blog.

cc133 Mustard Olives

I am so happy! I had an idea and it came through on paper! That never happens for me!LOL! Todays color challenge was mustard olives: bashful blue, more mustard, old olive. I knew I was going to use Beate's weekend sketch #20. I love doing her sketches! So with the layout and color combo out of the way I just had to decided on a stamp set. I've been trying to set out sets that havent seen ink in awhile that way they are in my view so I will use them. I loved pick a petal as soon as I saw it but Ive only used it 2 times and one was for a class. I even got the chipboard to use with it that I havent touched yet. I have no idea but everytime I use this set my flower ends up looking like big blossom so today I just went with it. My card base is bashful blue w/flannel plaid stamped in bashful blue. I used Beates measurements for this card. The old olive layer measuring 2 1/4 x 5 is stamped w/sanded tone on tone. The bashful blue layer measures 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 and edges are distressed. I stamped the sentiment from polka dots and paisly in old olive and attached two brads to finish off this layer. My main image layer is 3 x 3. I doodled the edges to make a frame to match the flower. The flower petals are chipboard covered w/the stamped image. To finish off the card I tied mustard grosgrain ribbon around it and tucked the petals under it. I am very happy with how this card turned out. Hope you like it too!

Brayden had his first field trip today and he was so excited and so cute. They went to the fire department. I realized all the pics I took were of the class so I can share them on here but they were each given a fire hat and badge so I will take a pic after school to share. Madison wore her glasses to school today lets cross our fingers they make it through the day. Her Daddy buried his glasses in the school yard (the exact school Madison goes to) when he had to wear them to school.LOL!

Monday, September 24, 2007

lsc134 Angel of Peace

I still havent solved my lighting problem so for now Im taking my pics outside. This card I made at my Moms for Fridays limited supply challenge. We just got in the groovy guava and blue bayou dp and split it so I had to use some of it! She also got in this set from the Holiday mini. I love the angel so I had to ink her up! I combined Thurs. and Friday's challenge for this card. Thurs. challenge was to use basic gray or some shade of gray. On this card I used going gray. Friday's challenge was limited layers you could use no more than 3-4 layers on your card. I think this turned out beautifully! I colored the angel w/ink pads and a blender pen and covered her wings in crystal stickles. The peace sentiment from wonderful words is stamped in going gray.

Stamps: holy tripytch, wonderful words
ink: groovy guava, creamy caramel, blush blossom, going gray
paper: going gray, watercolor, groovy guava pp
other: crystal stickles, unknown gray ribbon


Madison had to go to the eye doctor last week b/c she failed her vision screen at her yearly check-up. After going we found out she needed glasses and we went this weekend to pick out her frames. She was so cute! They had a selection of frames that would fit her face and I told her to try them on and make two piles. One pile for the frames she liked and one for the ones she didnt like. There was only one pair in the dont like pile.LOL! So we narrowed it down to a pink, blue, and purple pair. I was suprised when she picked the blue pair but they look so cute on her b/c of her big blue eyes. She wanted to take them home that day but I had to explain to her they had to put Madison lenses in the glasses just for her. This is her first pic w/her new glasses.


Check out what I got in the mail today! I love my big sis she always send the most awesome stuff! I love this card! The dress is covered in sparkles. She also sent me this adorable acordion album with beautiful flowers on it! Thanks so much!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Fabulous Real Red Flower

Sorry I didnt post this yesterday but time got away from me! This card is for Friday ways to use it challenge. The challenge was to use the new neutral color basic gray. I combined this with Wed. sketch challenge since I wasnt too happy with my card Wed.

For this card I used basic gray for my card base and stamped sanded background for tone on tone. I used Basic Grey dp scarlet letter. As soon as I saw the challenge I knew I wanted to use this dp! I stamped the dp w/the sanded bckgrd after stamping off. I layered the dp on real red cs. I used my quickutz photo corner in bb and put 3 brads on the photo corner. I used my basic gray taffeta ribbon on the real red strip under the main image. For the main image I used my Fabulous flower stamped in versamark and applied heat and stick powder before applying my glitter. The card really sparkles IRL. The flower is layered on bb and basic gray.

We have been dog shopping for the past couple of days for the kids for Christmas and seen some adorable dogs. Unfortantely we have came to the conclusion that are kids are still too little for a small dog that we want. My kids can trip over their own two feet.LOL!

Okay all you Moms out there Im sure can relate to my next story! Sometimes I get so upset w/my kids that all logical thinking just goes completely out the door! My kids were supposed to be cleaning up their toys and I was making tea. Well Alana is the oldest so she thinks she has to be the boss! I had already told her like 3 or 4 times to not worry about Madison and Brayden and get HER stuff up. Well Brayden had laid 2 of his trucks up off the floor and layed them on the couch to bend down and pick up another truck. Alana walks by and picks them up and throws them on the floor telling Brayden "those dont go there!" Well I had one of what I call my Linda Blair Mom moments and before I had even realized what I had done plastic spoon still in hand I go running up to her with the intention of popping her butt w/my hand and popped her w/the spoon. I broke the spoon! Thinking about it now I cant help but laugh at the look on her face! She got her butt up and got her toys up w/out one more work though!LOL! Thats probably going in the terrible mom hall of fame moments!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Carrots Your Birthday

Okay so Im starting to feel more like a human being today!LOL! This was my card from yesterdays sketch challenge. I wasnt exactly thrilled w/how it turned out but I didnt feel like messing w/it too much. I have a much better version of the sketch I will post tommorrow!

Sometime during the past few days I hit 5,000 on my counter. YAHOO! Thank you all for visiting! I will post some blog candy the first of next week!

Okay on to the card...I used my American crafts dp I love to use for card bases since it has a coordinating solid color on the reverse side. The yellow panel layered w/pumpkin pie is actually the color on the reverse side of this paper. I stamped the sentiment on the yellow panel with black stazon and the strip is old olive with a silver brad. The rabbit and carrot are colored w/SU markers and layered on creamy caramel and bb. On the rabbits tummy, tail, ears and paws I used Tulip puffy paint in Diamond. I got mine at Walmart and I love the dimension it gives! The carrot is popped up on dimensionals. The inside of the card has the rest of the sentiment (A whole bunch) with several carrots stamped in the corner. I love the sentiment and rabbit! Too cute!! The rabbit, carrot, and senitment images are from Hambo stamps.

Big Sis Thanks

Look what I got in the mail over the weekend!! I love all the purple in the card. The photo does not do this card justice. I love the purple stitching at the top of the card! Thanks Big Sis!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wanted Monday Mojo

Today is going to be another quick post. Im so very sick! I usually only get sick about every other year but when I do it I do it right!KWIM!

This card for for Julie from Poetic Artistry blog challenge Mojo Monday. This week it was a sketch. I combined it w/this weeks color challenge on SCS-really rust, river rock, and choc chip. I had a hard time w/this card. Partly b/c I felt like crap!LOL!

Hopefully I will have something more upbeat to share tommorrow!

stamps: wanted, sanded bckgrd
paper: outlaw dsp, river rock, very vanilla textured cs, choc chip, really rust
ink: choc chip, river rock, really rust, brilliance cosmic copper
other: clear ep, copper snaps,
copper cord,

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

This is the last card from this weekend and its my favorite! I love the color combo! I used alot of bling on this card too! I also used the dirty dozen sketch from this month.

Stamps: swirly jumbo wheel, priceless

Paper: marigold morning, wild wasabi, blue bayou

Ink: same

Other: Robert Stanley collection sheer ribbon, bling, oval punches, dimensionals, paper piercer

Okay so I have a story to share...I dont have to worry about my floor getting pregnant wanna know why??!?!? Cause it was covered in rubber this morning!LOL! Okay I know you're probably saying HUH right now so I'll explain....As I was getting up from my desk to take a pic of my card today I knocked over my stash of rubber come on ladies you all know you have them. The boxes/bags of leftover rubber from cutting out your stamps!!! See the way I see it is I save money on dimensionals this way and b/c I pop up something on every card I make I never want to run out of rubber sooooo I have to buy stamps to make sure I have plenty of rubber!LOL!

Monday, September 17, 2007

A little mower

Just a quick post today. Ive havent had a chance to stamp so Im sharing something I made yesterday. I got to make 3 cards in a row yesterday!!!YYYAAAYYYY! I made this card for Danny. The mower and sentiment are from Hambo stamps. Just too cute! The layout is Beate's wsc#19. I love all of her layouts and use them often(as you know well!)

We had eye appointments today and I think I will get my car back tommorrow. FINALLY!

Recipe- paper: summer sun, old olive (cut into strips for the grass), choc chip, ruby red, american crafts dp
ink: timber brown stazon, ruby red
stamps: hambo mower and sentiment, riveting
others: dimensionals, primsacolor pencils, gamsol,old olive ribbon from Taylors share, circle punches, quickutz photo corner, quickutz goosebumpz checkered.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Dr. Erskine

Doesnt this pic just screamed to be scrapped??!!? I wanted to share it with you before I scrap it and I will share the result later. Im so behind on my scrapbooking its not even funny! Madison came home one day last week with this and put it on and was playing Dr. giving Brayden and Alana shots. They had Dr. day at school and all the kids got the hat and mask. The future Dr. Erskine beware she could be perfoming surgery on you one day!LOL!

mytime Saturday sketch

Ive had a little time for some stamping therapy today and its been great! We've had a big weekend this weekend! Danny has not seen his dad since he was 16 and his Dad called on his bday this year and they've been talking. Danny's Dad was an alcoholic but has been sober now for 3 years. So this weekend was the very first time I've ever laid eyes on my father-in-law and my kids finally got to meet their grandaddy. Im overwhelmed w/emotions right now for my family. My husband needed this! They both needed to mend and build their realtionship. Danny had alot of bulit up anger and of course he had every right to have it but I think being w/his dad this weekend he was able to let it go. So while everyone was watching the race today I snuck away to stamp a little. Isnt it amazing how your mood affects the outcome of your cards??!!? I love how this card turned it...I just dont love how the pic turned out!LOL! When I saw Laurens sketch I knew I wanted to stamp something like in motion...then I remebered my Garden whimsy w/the cute little snail and my card was born. I pulled out my fall flowers dp( have I said before how much I love it!!). My color combo is groovy guava, really rust, and sahara sand pulled from the dp colors. The first two snails are up on dimensionals and the strip of groovy guava is paper pierced. The sentiment is stamped on the really rust layer tone on tone. To finish off the card I added 3 silver brads. Hope you're having a great weekend! I will be back later w/some pics and more to report on the visit!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Times Fun

I got some goodies in the mail today! YAAY! I got this super cute image and sentiment from Hambo today. I wasnt thrilled w/the Ways to use it challenge today so I decided to do Beate wsc that I missed from this past weekend. I colored the frog w/ my SU markers and cut the image out w/my Fiskars circle and layered it w/old olive. PP I used is polka dots and paisley I love this striped paper design. I stamped the sentiment in old olive on WW and matted on old olive. There are 4 silver brads in each corner of the pp. The ribbon I used is cool carribean from Taylors share. The circle image is up on dimensionals. Hambo has some great images but what I love is they usually have two or three sentiments to go w/the image so you get more use of out the image! Stayed tuned for more hambo this week.

Okay funny story to share....the girls go to cheerleading 2 nights a week and they are there for an hour. My friend Tracy's little girls goes too so instead of just sitting there talking like we usually do we decided to start working out in the cardio fitness room. Danny came to get Brayden today and wanted to play around w/the machines. The last thing he got on was the treadmill. I put it up to 3.6 speed and he was walking-well..I looked out the window and saw the girls coming and pushed stop. The next thing I know I hear something and turn around and all I see is a white shirt flying. I was so funny I laughed for like an hour afterwards. Do you remeber the Jetsons where George is going to walk Astro on the dogwalker and it takes him and hes stuck it in going around and around. Well thats all I could think of!!! Danny said he saw me hit the stop button so he stopped walking well the treadmill goes for a little bit to slow down so when he stopped walking the thing basically threw him off and he landed on his hands and popped his self right back up. It was one of those things where you had to be there. I wish I would have had a camera!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

sc141 Tanking of you

I got to do a challenge today!YYYAAAAY! Todays sketch challenge was a little different but I like the end result. I used some stamps I borrowed from Mama Monday and some cool ribbon I stole from her.LOL! After I raved about Hambo stamps she decided to place an order and got this super cute tank and sentiment. I colored the tank with limepeel, black, and olive green prismacolor pencis and blended w/gamsol and stumps. I also outlined the bottom of the image w/French gray 20% to make the image pop a little. I layered the tank image (2" sq.) on garden green and basic black w/a 1/8" matt and added dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in black on garden green and layered on bb w/1/4" matt. I didnt want to put alot of embellishments on the card so I put two black brads at the top the of the garden green layer. My card base is old olive.

Now I have to back up a few days and fill you in on this weekend. The kids went to the Dr. Friday for check-ups. brayden got 5 shots and was not happy. Madison got 1 shot and has to an eye doctor b/c she failed her vision screen. Contrary to popular belief my kids hearing is fine. LOL! You wouldnt think that being around them for 5 minutes though! Saturday morning was the pepper festival and parade and we spent the day there walking around and playing. Saturday was the concert and laser show and we had a blast!! My oldest child Alana has no rhythm bless her heart! There was an area in front of the stage for dancing and Danny doesnt dance and I love to dance I took Brayden up there for a slow dance and then the girls wanted to go up there too. I took Madison up there and after she got in the crowd of people and realized the music was loud she started screaming wanting to go back. She does not like loud noises well let me rephrase that she doesnt like NOT being the one making the loud noises!LOL! I took Madison back and got Alana and my friend and her daughter went w/us. The band was on break so they were playing dance songs like electric slide, lean w/it, etc. By the time we got up to the stage electric slide was over and they were playing lean w/it so me and Tracy were trying to show Keegan and Alana how to lean w/it pop w/it. They were so funny!!Alana's feet were glued to the cement!! She would only move her body from the hips up I got so tickled at her. It was the kids first concert and they throughly enjoyed it! While the band was playing they were all sitting in a row in front of us clapping and laughing too bad it was dark and I couldnt get a good pic!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Make and take

Just another quick post yesterday and today have been crazy. All 3 of my little ones had a dentist appointment yesterday and it was out of town then I had a class last night. I have not been able to stamp in 2 days and I think Im starting to get the shakes!LOL!

This is the make and take project from last nights class. Isnt the treat holder so adorable?!?! Nichole is a genius!! A cute and cheap way to send goodies and a 3x3 card is just perfect to go along w/the treats! I still have a couple of cute stories to share but Im so tired so I will have to share later.

Charm Warm RAK

Check out what I got in the mail!!! I was having an awful day last week and I went to the P.O. to find I had two packages. One was from my secret sister and the second was from Charmaine (charmwarm). I visited Charmaines blog daily she has such super cute style that I love! I try to comment on her cards everyday and one day she made this card with this delicious ribbon! We pm'd back and forth and last week I got this super adorable card and TWO spools of the ribbon I had been drooling over! Can you believe how awesomly sweet she is!??!! Of course I had to pay it forward and share w/my most favorite person and forgot to take a pic before I gave her a spool. Check out Charmaines blog and see her super cute cards!!! Thanks so much Charmaine you made my day!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

DSS Big Sis

A friend of mine was in the Divine Secret Siblings on SCS the last round they had. I decided to sign up too and this is my first package from my Big Sis. She is so awesome and we have alot in common. The commitment levels are divided into groups I joined Group A. You have a big sis and a little sis. You receive from your big sis and send to your little sis. You can check out all the deets at SCS under user groups. In group A you send 3+ cards a month and a $5 gift or a $15 gift at the end of the 3 month cycle. Im not sure what the other groups are but I think they are less. Im having alot of fun emailing my big and little sis and getting to know them! A big thank you to my Big Sis!

I hope you are all having a great weekend! I have some things to share from this weekend but it will have to wait until tommorrow. Im still super tired from yesterday and we have a dentist appointments in the morning that are out of town so it will be after lunch before I post tommorrow. I also have a super sweet RAK to share too! Stay tuned....

Friday, September 7, 2007

Silly Bird

Dont you just love this!??!! Hambo stamps are so cute and they make me laugh. This is a card I made for the sketch challenge this week. Ive been without a camera for the past two days so I thought I would share this with you today.

The card base is Paper studio chocolate weave textured cs. The dp is American craft and is matted on summer sun. The ribbon is from Joanns I think the name of it is chartruese. I colored the silly bird with prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. The bird is matted on the reverse side of the dp and then summer sun. Both the bird and sentiment are stamped in Stazon timber brown. The sentiment is layered on pumpkin pie with two silver brads. I used my corner rounder to punch scallops at the bottom of the card base although its hard to see in the photo. I used the scallops on the bottom of the card base to match the dp. I love how this card turned out!

Tommorrow is the Pepper festival here in Omega which is only one block from my house. My kids are so excited they love going to things like that! Today we have Dr. appointments--fun, fun, fun. Brayden has to get 5 shots! OUCH!!! Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

sc140 Fabulous Fall flowers

When I saw todays sketch challenge I knew what I wanted to do! I saw a card made by Lauraly using this set and pp. Thanks for the inspiration Laurie!

I stamped the flower on WW inked w/groovy guava layered on textured groovy guava. I used my copper cord under the main image. Instead of a square on the sketch I used my WW punch and used my new set from verve visual for my sentiment. The sending you smiles sentiment is stamped in brillance cosmic copper. I used my MM copper snaps on the ends of my sentiment. The fall flowers dp is layered on really rust and attached to the sahara sand card base.

Really rust is a color I seldom use but alot of the pp in the current catalog has rust in it so I find myself using it ALOT more lately.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Color Challenge Round 2

I made another card for today color challenge and this time I used Julies Monday mojo sketch. I love this sketch and Im loving this set! I used my paper ribbon for the main panel and the priceless is up on dimensionals. I used Beate rule that choc chip is a neutral and added it to the card.

Stamps: priceless, swirls jumbo wheel

paper: groovy guava, choc chip, naturals white, always artichoke

ink: same

other: dimensionals, silver brads

cc130 Priceless Winnies Walls

This the card I posted on SCS for todays color challenge. Todays colors are groovy guava and always artichoke. I pulled out my SEI winnies walls dp and brads for this card. I also used my new set Priceless b/c it hasnt seen ink yet. I stamped the swirls in always artichoke on the dp for the middle 2"strip with artichoke ribbon tied on it. The circle is naturals white layered w/guava. The layout is Beate wsc#17.

stamps: priceless
paper: always artichoke, groovy guava, SEI winnies walls dp
ink: always artichoke, groovy guava
other: artichoke ribbon, SEI brads

Hope you had a great labor day!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Trick or treaters

Todays challenge was to create a pop up suprise card and let me tell you it was a challenge for me! I did get it finally though. It was hard to get a good pic of the card though. I used MFT fright night to create my card. The trick or treaters image is just darling to me. I colored them w/my SU markers and did some doodling around the image. The card base is only orange and stamped tone on tone w/the candy image from the set. I stamped trick or treat in lovely lilac on the green galore layer. I will try another card later now that I know how to make one.

Hope everyone has a great labor day! Yesterday was an eventful day to say the least I went to my Moms for some stamping therapy and put together everything I needed for the class next week on the way home my car ran hot and I spent about 2 hrs total on the side of the road trying this and that to see if I could make it home. My dad finally had to come tow my car to the house where he fixed it. Thank goodness for my family owning a wrecker service! My sister had to try to top me though and hit a deer last night. When my Mom called me to tell me last night I laughed and said she just cant be left out can she (of course after I knew she was okay!).

And the Winner is...

#4 Heather Leech! Heather said I laughed when I read your post. I too, use ribbon on almost every card, and am a HH hoarder. I've had the box sitting unused on my shelf for...well since it first came out! I also love brads and am starting to use eyelets again now that I figured out how to use my cropadile!Thanks for a chance at some great goodies!Heather L.

Heather email me @ and give me your address and I will get your goodies out to you and let me know your pick of a card from last week to send along w/your goodies.

I read all of your comments and I think just about everyone's favorite embelishment is ribbon and there were all different forgotten embelishments. HH, eyelets, buttons were the most popular forgotten embellies. Thanks to everyone for commenting!