Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Good day my friends!
warm weather on tap as the lazy days of summer stroll to an end. todays sketch on SCS is awesome, lots of layers, lots of fun! the deets can be found here: SC243. If you find the time, try to play along ~ it's fun!!
I finally bought some nestabilities ( labels three)
and embraced my image with a layer of them, and the main image is a LOCKHART stamp colored with prisma markers and covered with a coating of Aleen's Glaze for paper.
the papers are cuttlebug embossed with the swiss dots folder and the bottom layer is a fiskars punch. all the papers are from my scrap pile, i believe most are Stampin up, and the ribbon is from michaels.
thanks for stopping by ~ i hope you liked the challenge card! (click on the card for a closer view)

Sunday, August 23, 2009



every sunday on the SCS challenge thread
they feature a stamper and we get to case their
cards! Fabulous and fun, and this weeks FS
is a wonderfully creative and talented woman! the thread can be found here: fs133

I love the gallery of Joanne, it is so filled with colors and patterns terrific!
this is the card that i cased :Shoe Shopping.
my card is made using the Tart and Tangy set
from Stampin up. (you can click on the card
to get closer) the apples are punched with a circle punch, and the green one is glazed then i added diamond dust. the green on is also raised on dimensionals. the paper is from DCWV
(Nana's Nursery).
i appreciate your stopping by and taking a peek. i am off to celebrate my middle daughters
birthday ~ shes's 25 today. how can that be?! i'm 25!!!!!
till next time ~

Saturday, August 22, 2009


good morning! it has been a crazy week here. the humidity and
the heat have been very taxing. last night we had strong thunderstorms roll through. hoping the terribleheat will disappear.

i haven't any air conditioning and i stamp in my living room, so with the heat, the ceiling fans were all
on high. yesterday i finally got to stamp,without all my things blowing around.

i combined two challenges on SCS, the sketch challenge :SC242, and the limited supply challenge ( make a manly card) here:LSC234.

I used patterned paper from stampin up, and the image is also from stampin up.i stamped the lion with a spectrum stamp pad, stamped a second face, cut it out, used dimensional glaze and popped it to give dimension.
i used my cuttlebug and swiss dot folder on the blue strip, and paper pierced around the red.
thanks so much for stopping by!
hope it's cool where you are!

stamps: Stampin Up Wild About You, Stampin up papers, stampin up spectrum pad (pumpkin patch) dimensionals, Aleene's Glaze

cuttlebug and swiss dot folder.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Good Morning!

I played the SCS challenge LSC233
this morning and it was a fun
with summer winding down, we had to
make a card that reflected our
summer activity.

Well, this summer was a "honey do" summer.
honey do this, honey do that!
lots of small repairs that fell by the wayside
and painting etc... so it was a very productive

my card is a great little stamp set from OUR CRAFTS LOUNGE
called Nailed IT. i love the variety of the set,
and it can be found here :

if you get the opportunity ~ check them out!

My paper is Basic grey, the little brads look like screws and
i forget where i picked them up from
i am leaning towards Ellen Hutson)
thanks for stopping by!
have a great weekend!
i am babysitting my 5 month old
grandson, so time is sparce for the computer!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

‘Your Next Stamp 1st Design Team Call’

good morning!

Today my blog is an application for a Design Team entry. Do i think i am ready? YES!
Do i think i am qualified? Maybe! (a girl has to start somewhere!)
So i started a blog. that was HUGE for me.
i am passionate about my cards, i have created scrapbooks
for my family, i am passionate, hard working and committed.
(not the insane asylum committed) :)

i am posting two of my cards that i feel best showcase my ability.
the first is a cute little image from Rubber Stampede
(you can click on the photo to enlarge for details). i used a cuttlebug folder and inked it, then embossed, the little bees have sparkly wings
and the other paper is Basic grey. i pierced the sides and the spout,
and colored with aqua blenders
and reinkers of Stampin up grey, cranberry, safron and black.
the second card is from Whipper Snapper and that little frog is too cute!
i colored with prisma pencils and gamsol, i popped the flower and the
main image in dimensionals and the paper is from Deja VU.
Well, this is me ~ all exposed, and ready to be decided upon.
i hope that my passion shows thru, my love and delight in card making shows,
and while i am scared sometimes to attempt "new " i do forge ahead
and try.
thanks SO MUCH for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I Hate heat...

i really have to say that i don't "glisten"
like commercials say when it's hot.Free Smiley Courtesy of i hate heat. i hate
sweating and all that is involved with sweating.
my point of this is NO card making today.
i have my ceiling fans on turbo, strong enough to
pin my cat against the dining room wall, thus all my
card paraphernalia would be blowing around
similiar to the tornado scene from The Wizard of Oz.Free Smiley Courtesy of
aren't ya glad ya stopped by?!


Monday, August 10, 2009


Hello! i tried something so
out of the box for me!
the CAS (clean and simple)
challenge on SCS was to use bling!

Well i like bling, but Simple is a BIG
but i tried and while i see flaws and
possible, do overs, i finished.
i did CAS... me!

stamp: whipper snapper
pearls by Joy Crafts
image is aqua painted and
the diaper has fruit punch stickles
here is the challenge:clean and simple ~ show off your bling
thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

i apologize for missing the last few weeks. work. life. children.
grandchildren.where should i start!
so i finally got to
play in craftland today and my card is from a sunday challenge
that SCS Featured Stamper has.

We get to case (copy and steal everything)
a card from the guestFeatured Stamper.
Lots of fun and a challenge.
we link back to the card we
are Case-ing to give credit
where credit is due.

Here is the Gallery: SleepyinSeattle
i cased this card:Happy
all the deets: lockhart stamp, basic grey paper, studio 18 rhinestone
fiskars threading water punch, michaels ribbon, nestabilities squares.
i sponged the edges, raised the image on dimensionals