Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Following in my foot steps....

Today I crafted all day with Loreen from Wish on A Scrap. Right next to us were my 10 year old daughter and her 4 year old daughter crafting also. My daughter was itching to try a Tilda which she kept calling "Tishas" LOL. So I gave her an image and some copics and spica pens and this is what she came up with. I am so proud. She did such a fabulous color job. Tomorrow she will make her card with it and I will post her finished product then.

My card today is from a stamp that I bought from My Favorite Things. It is called Take a Break. I used the spotlight technique on it and I am real happy with the way it turned out. I wanted to do the spotlight technique for a bella challenge but for the life of me could not find a bella that I felt would do this technique justice like this stamp did.

I hope everyone has a Happy Healthy and Safe New Year!!!


Monday, December 29, 2008


Whoo hoo!! Mr UPS arrived today with my SU order. The stamp on the bottom is from a set that I had been dying to get. "Full of Life" It has some of the best sentiments. The top stamp is from the hostess set "Live like you mean it." The DSP is from Muirfield and my ribbon and flowers are from Michaels. My black brads came today in the mail too. I bought them on ebay along with 59 other color brads. They all match the SU colors. YAY!! They are from a seller called Pink Hedge Hog. Gotta love having all the matching brads!! Have a great night and I hope you enjoy todays card.


Saturday, December 27, 2008

I have crossed the line!!!

Well I have to admit that I own a BUNCH of Magnolias. They are irresistible to me. The problem is I never inked them up. Something just kept me away from them. Now I know what stopped me from using them. I did not own Copics to color them the way I wanted too. My prisma pencils just never seemed to do them justice. BUT NOW!!! I have my copics and I am in Magnolia Heaven. I am having so much fun coloring these cuties. Now I really have to learn how to make a card with them because I feel they take up so much of the card that I dont know what to put with them. The two that I posted dont even have sentiments. I actually never even thought to put one on which is so different for me. So a new learning experience. FUN!!! Hope you like them. Let me know what you think.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Its so relaxing....

It is so relaxing to not have a TON of orders to get out in time for the holidays. Dont get me wrong. I love the business but the quiet, peaceful time is greatly appreciated also. I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday. I did and I had some time to craft in between eating and visiting. The bella card was colored with my new Copics that I received as a Holiday gift and boy do I have a lot to learn about using them!!! I have one site I have been going to and reading up about them but if anyone can suggest some ideas where else I can learn I would appreciate it. My second card was made with a new stamp set I received and it was so late at night when I made this that the next day I noticed the sentiment is a little crooked so forgive me!!! Have a great weekend and I am sure I will be back with more.


Whimsy Stamps Design Call

Here is my entry for Whimsy Stamps guest design spot for January. Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hubby's Birthday Card

Hi Everyone! Well work is finally slowing down. Its good and bad. Good because I will have more free time and bad because, well you can figure that out. My husbands b-day is today and I made this card last night at 1am. I really like this top notz die from SU. All material on my card today is SU except for the stamp. It is from Missy B. (and I purposly left it uncolored. It just felt right!!) I hope you like it.

On a seperate note, I just placed a SU order with my good friend Jodi who is sooo into Twilight that she has convinced me to read the book. Have many of you read the book already? I feel like the last person on earth who has not so my goal for next week is to read it. I will keep you posted. Have a great night and I hope you enjoy my husbands card.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Finally Finished my Holiday Cards

Hi Everyone. Well here is the story behind my cards. I had one designed and ordered all of the necessary extras from SU to make them but my order did not get here yet and I had so much time to create this weekend that I just created a few different ones and mass produced the few of them. I am really happy with the way they came out. Hope you are all getting your holiday shopping and decorating done. Have a great night and let me know which one is your favorite. My husband likes the one with the blue glitter snowflakes.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Paper Pretties Challenge for the week

Hi Everyone!! These cards are for the Paper Pretties Challenge for the week. I loved the sketch so much that I made two cards. They are both using the Simply Special stamp. The first card DSP is from DCWV Nursery Pack. The second card DSP is SEI Winter Pack. I have my very last craft fair of the year tomorrow so I am going to go prepare for it. Enjoy the cards and have a great night.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Free Time(yay!!)

Hi Everyone. Boy has it been a busy week. Business is good thank goodness and I have been busy daily shipping out my orders but it leaves no time for stamping. UNTIL TODAY!! I popped a pot roast in the croc pot and did some crafting. I was able to do the SCS Sketch Challenge from last week and this week and got a chance to use some new stamps I received this week. My first card is for SCS SKetch Challenge 205. I made it for a good friend of mine that is having some challenges right now. Just a cheer me up kind of card. My second card is from last weeks (I think) sketch challenge 204. For this card I used a SNSS stamp that I just received and of course don't remember the name of. My third card I made with my top notz die cut from SU and I used my new stamps from the Missy B set Trees. All cardstock is SU on all cards and paper is from DCWV and Sei. Thanks so much for coming by tonight. Have a great week.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Whoo Hoo I found a new toy

Hi Everyone. Thanks to CArri I now know how to watermark my pictures. She mentioned this site called Picasa on her blog. I have used it in the past to alter pictures but did not know I could watermark them as well. Well you can and it is so much fun to crop and adjust the lighting AND watermark them too. Here is a cute little card I made awhile ago but never had a chance to post because I entered it inot a DT call. Well I did not make the call this time around so I can now show you the picture. It is a Rachel Ann Miller Stamp that I bought from Sweet and Sassy Stamps. My sentiment is from the Michaels dollar bin and so is my DSP. I hope you are having a great weekend. We are away with some friends in the Poconos. Yes it is cold and snowing but the kids are having a blast. I just wanted to get something posted on my blog for you this weekend so you dont forget me....LOL. Hope all is well and I will be back on Monday.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Jodi's Color Challenge

Hi Everyone. I am going to make this a quick post. I made this card for The Paper Pretties Color Challenge given by Jodi last night. Using the colors Real Red, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip. I was so excited because for a change I have the "in" stampin up colors so I could actually do this color challenge. It is a great combo of colors. I used my new Pretties "Trim the Tree" stamp, SU cardstock and SU SKi Slope DSP. Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look and I hope everyone of you has a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. ENJOY!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New "Boots"

Hi Everyone. I bought so many new stamps lately that I dont know where to begin using them. My last post I used my new Paper Pretties stamp of the month and today I am posting a new Bella that I received. It is called "Boots" and it is so sweet. My daughter and I LOVE our ugg boots and my son loves his timberlands so this picture reminds me of my front foyer with all the boots lined up. I used my Basic Grey Wassail paper and brads again. I am so in love with this paper. I also paper pieced the boots. The sketch is Beate's WSC67. Thanks so much for checking it out. Let me know what you think!!! Have a great night.

PS- Just saw that my new blogging friend Danni left me this special blog award. This is my first blog award and it could not have come from a nicer person. I am going to leave this award to just a few special people. Of course I would leave it for Danni but she already got it so here is my list:







Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Real "Pretty" Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone. Yay, I finally got to do a challenge today. Out of the many that I could have done I chose to do the Paper Pretties Sketch Challenge for this week. I received my new "Trim the Tree" stamp and had not had a chance to ink it up until today. Isn't she adorable???? I just love the stamp of the month club because I get a new cutie each month. For this challenge I actually flipped the sketch up to accommodate the image. I used my Basic Grey Wassail paper and brads and SU cardstock. My ink is memento tuxedo black. I hope you enjoyed your weekend and that you get everything you need to get done before Thanksgiving so you can relax and enjoy the day. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Craft Fairs are over!!!

Hi Everyone. Boy has it been awhile since I posted here. I have been so busy the last two weeks getting ready for two craft fairs I had this weekend where I was selling my cards. Well they are over and they were alot of fun. NOW I will have a chance to just create cards for challenges that I like to do and just for fun reasons without the pressure of the fairs. I made some gift packs of notecards for the fairs and here is a picture of just a few that I have left.

I am looking forward to checking out my fav sites and seeing what new challenges are posted. I will have a chance to create tomorrow.

Have a great evening and weekend.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Challenges, Challenges!!

I am really starting to enjoy various challenges that are available to us. I never enjoyed them because I would start a challenge and my mind would always take the layout in a different direction but now I really enjoy the "challenge" of staying on track with what I am supposed to do. My first card is for todays SCS Sketch Challenge SC202. I used a Bella's Funky Clotheline for this challenge and SU's Parisianne Summer DSP.

For my second card and challenge today I did Paper Pretties Sketch Challenge for the week. For this card I used my Simply Special stamp. I love this stamp so much. It really is so versatile. My DSP is SU's Bella Rose.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great evening.


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Quick Blog Candy Alert (new post below)

Lara is offering up the most incredible blog candy in honor of her birthday. Go over and visit her and wish her a happy birthday.
Hi Everyone! My kiddos came home today from their visit with my Aunt. They had an incredible time and learned alot on their Nature Walks. I spent some great quality time with DH and of course had time to stamp. My DH and I actually started having a cup of tea together at night which was something nice to do. I look forward to continuing that even with the kids home. There is something so cozy about a cup of tea and Social Tea cookies before you go to sleep. So for that occasion I made the two tea cards below with my new Warm Up set from Sweet and Sassy stamps. Then I started thinking about my holiday cards and figured I better get started with some ideas so I made the pink and brown card with the snowflakes as a possibility. Then I remembered I ordered some cute stamps from Stamping Bella with the thought of holiday cards so this one below is just an option. And last I made a few B-day cards for a couple of friends. I hope you enjoy everything and thanks so much for stopping by.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Blog Candy at Scrap Bitz

Hi just a quick link post to let everyone know that the Fabulous Suzanne Dean is offering some great blog candy this week at http://scrapbitz.blogspot.com/. Go over and visit her and enter for a chance to win.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Wow look it's Me!!!

Hi Everyone!!! Okay I know it has been long enough but I finally had my kids take a picture of me so I can post it where I need to. Now I hope you feel closer to me seeing what I look like.

So onto the events of the day. I hope you all got out to vote. To me it is such an exciting election this year no matter who you decided to vote for. A woman, an African American. It cant ge't better than that!!!

So my kids were home of course today so I did alittle crafting while they were with their friends. The first card I made was for the DT Challenge over at Sweet and Sassy. They wanted us to make something using chipboard. Well not only have I never used chipboard, but I only had one kind on hand and that was fall leaves. So I put my noodle to work and the card below is what I came up with. I glued my DP onto my chipboard with glossy accents and then cut it out with my exacto knife. My sentiment is from a Paper Pretties stamp. Cute and simple. I made due with what I had.

My second card is a bella tonight. I received this image in a swap and she is so adorable. I used some cute paper from my new DCWV Glitter Pack. There is some cute paper in this pack. Then based on my paper I colored this girl with my Prisma Pencils in brown and pink. I know the perfect person to send this card to. My brown and pink loving sistah!!!! I think she will love this.

Well thanks for stopping by and have a great night. I hope you enjoy the cards tonight and of course my NEW PICTURE!!!!! Whoo Hoo!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Sunday!!

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. The weather here on LI was so beautiful. I love these final nice days before the cold and bad weather sets in. My DD had a friend sleep over last night so I did alot of crafting with them. My DD loves to share with her friends what I do and all of my "goodies". I had them make Thanksgiving cards, calendars, and coaster note holders. I wish I took a picture of everything to show you. They really did a good job. As for myself I have a few goodies to show you also:

This first card was made with a cute little set of clear stamps that my old Bella Sistah Heidi sent me this week. It was such a treat to get her goodies in the mail. The stamps are from Hero Arts. I have no idea about the DP. It was actually a scrap in my case. All cardstock is SU, my ribbon is from Michaels and I dont know if you can see but I used my Clear Spica card to accent the frosting.

This second card was made with SU's Tart and Tangy set. My DP is SU's Bella Rose and all cardstock is SU. I used my ribbon nesties for the sentiment. I LOVE these nesties. I am getting alot of use out of them.

My last card tonight is made from an Image swap I did with Danni (thanks Danni). If I am correct the set is called Happy Cows and it is from Missy B Designs. They happen to have the cutest stamps and at very reasonable prices. I am not thrilled with my coloring tonight on this card but it is what it is. My DP is from a Glitter Pack I picked up on sale at Michaels from DCWV.

Well that is all for tonight. I hope you all have a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by!!

Busy Busy Me!!

Hi Everyone!! I have had a busy few days of crafting but nothing else is really too exciting. My son came home from his school trip. He was not too thrilled with the whole trip. He did not like the food, bed was uncomfortable, ect ect ect. He takes after my husband in not being a very good "camper" and roughing it. My husband is a four star hotel kind of man. Me on the other hand can really get into the ruggedness of camping. I used to camp alot when I was younger and LOVED IT. My hubby on the other hand has never been camping in his life.....Poor Guy :)

So I have alot to show you tonight and it is getting late so I am going to make this fast. Enjoy the new cards and I am sure I will be back tomorrow with more. Have a great night.

Image is from Stamping Bella, DSP is from Michaels and sentiment is from Sweet and Sassy. I loved this card so much that I made one in blue also.

Image is from Paper Pretties. This one always makes such a pretty femine card. My dsp is from SEI and the sentiment is from dollar bin at Michaels.
This card was loosely inspired by this weeks Sketch Challenge at SCS. Images are from Doodlebug, DSP is Stampin Up and sentiment is dollar bin at Michaels
Color challenge card for SNSS except I could not use a SNSS stamp because the only ones I have just did not match this DSP si I used Very Merry from SU. DSP is from DCWV designer Pack for Christmas.

This is my sketch challenge entry for SNSS. I just love the way this came out. Stamps are from the Owl Collection at SNSS, sentiment is from dollar bin at Michaels, and DSP is from Daisy D's Chloe Marie Dots.

This is my embellishement challenge from SNSS. On here I used a sentiment from my Owl Creations set. My DSP is Making Memories and my brads are from MM"S