Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Snowmen Fall From Heaven UNassembled...

Good Morning!

I have fallen in love with this stamp from
it is fun and great for those of us that like to color. i had so much fun with this

card! the coloring is done with prismacolor pencils and
gamsol. i used small black brads for his coat buttons and some glitter(ultra fine) for the snow on his hat.

the cardstock is from stampin up, and the designer paper is from Michaels. (so is my ribbon). his coat looks a
little more rosy than it is ! it matches the cardstock very nicely.

if you are in the market for some fun snowmen and winter scene stamps, this is a great site. Easy shopping, quick and i was very pleased.
thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

I love Halloween in my neighborhood, literally over 1200 -1500 kids come thru and everyone in the area goes all out with decorations and haunted fun! i found these delightful little take out boxes on the SCS gallery by the wonderfully talented Carolina:

mine are a little less decorated, but i loved doing them and they were a nice treat for my daughters.
i used the VOILA set by Stampin up, stamped and then stamped again to create the patterned chef coat and
pants. A fun technique we call Paper Piecing. On some i used brads to make the coat buttons, and on the oval with words i used little beads from Michaels, i shaded the edges with sponging.
it was a fun treat. the little boxes were $1.29 from michaels and came in all colors and i chose the
frosted ones.
thanks for taking a peek.
Have a great day!


(you can click on the photo for a closer look!)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I am here...

I apologize for the time between my blogs, i have been busy.
sometimes life gets in the way of the creative
side and that comes first. i hope to do some stamping over

the weekend!
i made a quickie card with another of my
whimsiedoodles, love these little
gingerbread people!
cookie dough (mmmm) out of glitter glue,
love that little spool of gingerbread men ribbon i
found at michaels...
i colored with prisma pencils and gamsol.
but other that that, i am sorry, i have been
busy with life.
hope to blog over the weekend.
have a great holiday!(hooray for Columbus)


Thursday, September 24, 2009


welcome to my blog! i grew up in a warm, loving
family filled with laughter and happiness.
i am lucky and i appreciated it. my parents were always trying to
fill our days with fun times on a tight budget. we had a wood stove in our
home, and i thought EVERYONE had one. nope.
on our stove was a big black cast iron tea pot that put steam into the
room so the air wasn't dry.
i recently came across these delightful stamps from a place
called whimsiedoodles.
there among the digital stamps was this adorable image
with my parents cast iron pot... and all the wonderful
happy memories came flooding back.
these stamps are precious and fun, and i wanted to share the card i created.
i used the stamps from Whimsiedoodles, colored with my prisma pencils and
gamsol, the little beads on the gingerbread are pearl stickers from the Recollection
collection at Michaels Stores. (cute huh?)
i outlined the white with my uniball pen. the papers are from the Nursery Collection
from KC &CO. that ribbon is from my local scrapbooking store, great ribbons!
the border is from a fiskars punch. I mimicked the cross stitches in the top two corners with thread and a piercing pattern and tool. 
thanks for strolling with me down memory lane...

i love this little stamp, and i am glad that the world of digital is there.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.


i live in NewEngland, and every year i am blessed to witness
the magic of leaves turning and dancing to the ground. Lawns
are covered with blankets of reds and oranges, yellows and browns.
I witness the final salute before the world closes shop temporarily and
sleeps under winter snows.
It is incredible. It is beautiful. Hills of green become artists paletes mixed with
sunsets that would make Renoir jealous of the strokes of color.
I love this time of year.

Happy 1st day...

Friday, September 18, 2009


When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
~Author Unknown

todays challenge on Splitcoast stampers was to use Halloween colors and limited embellishments. to play along the challenge can be found here:LSC 238...

i used the stamp set haunting halloween   from stampin up, he is colored with prisma markers and colored pencils. i used a scor-pal to create the lined background and sponged around the image.
the solid papers are from Stampin up, the DP from Provo craft.
a quick fun card!
hope you'll come and play along!
thanks for stopping by.
HOORAY it's friday!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


every saturday on SCS they offer up a great challenge
that encourages you to get creative and inspired from
different chosen sources ~ this week was kids clothes
from CWDKIDS . Well i have this great new Whipper

Snapper stamp that i just knew fit this inspiration:

My card was stamped and colored with prisma pencils and
gamasol. his toes and fangs and curls on his birthday hat are
a sepic gold glitter pen, the papers are from DCWV nursery

if you get the change to play along, please do ~ it's fun
to get the creative juices flowing!

well now i must go to work, then off to
babysit my grandson.
he's almost crawling and so much fun to play with,
we both need a nap at the end of the day!

thanks for stopping by!

deets: stamps:whipper snapper
inks: palette noir, prisma pencils, gamasol
brads and DCWV dp.