Friday, December 28, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
These are pics of 2 goodies boxes I got from my Bella Sistah, Janette (she is from the UK, the other side of the pond). The bottom picture is of package number 1 I got on Monday. There is a Clickabella, and there are some awesome embellies in the bag. I also love the darling card!! She is funny, wonderful, and a great card maker!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
This isn't even the BIG news, the BIG news is that Korin has just released a new set called "Doodle Flowers". She will also be releasing several new things in the coming weeks, so add her blog to your google reader and you too can be "in the know" lol. Sorry can't write any more, I need to add a "Guest Designer" line to my blog!! hehehehe~!!
Thanks for looking, and keep your fingers crossed that I don't fall flat on my face when it's my turn to "Guest Design"...lol!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
This layout was Challenge #7, by Gina K (yup, that Gina K from Gina K stamps). I love thed the layout! I have used a similar layout to this before, and as soon as I saw this one, I knew I needed to try it! And yes, if you can count and add and remember you will notice that I completed all 7 of the challenges (Challenge #3, was a questionnaire that I participated in , but won't post here)!! YEAH!!!! I did it!!!!! Yeah, yeah, yeah deets later!
Here is my card for Shannan's Challenge. I like this card, but as I was about to take the picture I thought it would look great with some pink fiber type ribbon (which of course I didn't have), so then I was no longer satisfied with the card, darn it!! Will add the deets, later.
1. I have a huge soft spot for guys that look hot in a pair of jeans (yup, this is how I found my hubby, lol)!!!!
2. I have locked my keys in the car..while it was still running...3 times in the same week!!!! AAA just laughed at me on the 3rd call!
3. I would love to have a huge house someday and open a Bed & Breakfast somewhere. I would decorate the whole house myself, and do most of the cooking!! I would also LOVE to have a huge garden where all the kids from the neighborhood (and the guests' children) could come and help me harvest the veggies, etc.
4. I love to take drives down Pacific Coast Highway, in our Jeep with the windows all zipped off...bundle up, turn up the heater and the radio and just drive!!!! With a Starbucks of course!!
5. I love quilting.
6. I love Bubble Baths!!! In an claw footed bath tub, extra deep with a huge garden window next to me...
7. I love to color!!!!!
Now to tag a few more.....
Janette Morrison (my wonderful Bella Sistah!)
Korin Southerland (she is a great lady with an awesome stamp store!!)
Cresta Woodruff (I love her stuff)
Caz (lots of creativity here!!)
Patsy (very, very cute stuff)
And you too...if you want to play! Just let me know and I'll visit you!!
Friday, December 7, 2007
We're havin' a ball at the Bella Ball!! The Bella Ball on SCS!! You can go here for a list of all the challenges from the Ball. This was so much fun! Here is my entry for the first challege...it was for a trifold card and MerryBella from Stamping Bella is embellied to the max!!! The tutorial is here on Beate's blog. For the front I stamped my Christmas greeting in True Thyme and layered it on my Figgy Pudding DP, and layered that on a scallop circle of Cranberry Crisp. The card is tied closed with ribbon (adhered on the back and between the scallop and the card). Now on to the Bella!! She was way to fun and quick to decorate...I colored her dress, Santa hat and the bow on the pot in my atYou spica glitter pen in red, colored her boots and belt with a Sakura Black glaze pen . The long ornaments are colored with misc. Silver & Gold glitter pens, the round ornaments are Decorative Pearls by Joy Crafts. The fur on her boots & hat is Fun Flock. The rest of the coloring was done with Copics. Thanks for looking & have a great weekend!!! Happy stamping!
Monday, December 3, 2007
I was invited to a Girls Stamping Night out this last weekend with some amazing stampers!!! Now mind you I have NEVER been to anything but an SU Card Camp, SU Open House, etc. My new friend Joy (Eclectic Paperie) told me who was coming, I was totally intimidated because OMG, these are "amazing stamper ladies"!! Yes, my hubby laughed at me because I told him I wasn't going to work on anything in front of them for fear of looking like a horrible stamper next to them! Well, I kinda got over that and planned out what I was gonna work on (I'm not good at this, I need everything including the kitchen sink around me at ALL times), bagged everything for each card and packed up my little box. I got this whole card on the left all ready to go, and DIDN'T have the right blue to mat it with!!!!! I finally got enough courage to make a card in front them and I couldn't even begin to put it together!! I was totally bummed! So I moved on to coloring some Frosty's and Jolliest Trees & Santas...I colored several, but I still didn't get any cards put together! Go figure!! Anyway, I had to leave the party early to do some "Mom things" at home. I finally found the right blue and put this card together in about 2 minutes this afternoon! This Bella card is a RAK card, hopefully going out tomorrow. Can you see the baubles on the flowers on the right side of the card? I don't really like the Blue Prima, there doesn't look quite right...oh well!
Thanks for looking and a bigger thanks for letting me ramble. Have a great week all!
Friday, November 30, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
This card is for Beate's weekend challenge. I finally got to play with my Shimmer Paper, that I just had to have but haven't even used yet!! Fun card, and quick...thanks Beate for another great challenge!! All products Stampin Up! except for Copics & Palette ink pad.
I stamped the tree from Jolliest Time of Year with Palette Noir on Shimmer paper and colored it in my Copic marker. The red bulbs and the "swags" are colored in with Spica glitter pen (by Copic), the tree is mounted on Always Artichoke. Since I am the only kid the whole neighborhood that doesn't have Nestabilities yet, I used my corner rounder to make it "ruffly". Wintergreen DP strip is mounted on Always Artichoke. Tag Time stamped in Always Artichoke on Ghimmer paper, and mounted on Always Artichoke. Silver brads & Basic Gray Tafetta Ribbon finish off the sentiment. All of this is mounted on Wintergreen DP and then on an Always Artichoke card base. Hope you like and thanks for looking!!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
This is my "Thankful for You" card. This was quick and easy to make, I almost feel guilty that it didn't take me longer! I am realizing that I have become a "hardware junkie"!!! While making this card I got to reflect and think about all the friends and family that I am thankful for!!!
All products are Stampin Up! Card base is Chocolate Chip cardstock, layered with Blue Bayou DP. The photo mount is Blue Bayou cs sponged with Chocolate Chip ink and embellied with brads from HodgePodge Hardware. Stamp is from Sidekick Sayings, stamped in Jet Black Stazon and the flower is colored in with a watercolor crayon and blended with an Aquapainter. This is stamped on Very Vanilla cs, sponged with Chocolate Chip ink and embellied with 3 more brads. The Very Vanilla is mounted on Blue Bayou cs, which is then mounted on Chocolate Chip cs. Ribbon is Chocolate Chip Tafetta and the buckle is from HodgePodge Hardware.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Ok so now I have to tell you what I was doing 10 ..... 20 ..... and 30 years ago.
Well, 10 years ago I was just going on maternity leave with my middle child, William and getting ready for the holidays (he was due 1 week before Christmas!). Victoria was almost 6 and soooo cute and sweet (too bad you can't go back...lol). Jeff & I were moving into a new house and getting it ready for a 6th Birthday Party, the holidays and a new baby!
20 years ago, I just turned 18 knew everything there was to know about anything and had the world right where I wanted it! (I hadn't realized yet how dumb I was!!).
30 years ago ... I was just a baby! hahaha, I really don't even remember 30 years ago!
Well now I guess it is my turn to tag someone...hmmmmmm, how about one of new Bella Buddies, Katie Skiff! I have been chatting a bit with Katie lately and just love her to death! She's very funny, extremely supportive and makes cute cards! Thanks Heidi and Katie for being there! Love to all!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Here is my card for Deb. It is a double Pocket card from the Oct./Nov. '07 issue of Technique Junkies. This card was so fast, fun & easy to create!! I used Primas & antique brads, I Like Your Style stamp set, double sided paper by Chatter Box, Vintage Violet & WW cs and I colored the yellow flowers on the book mark with a Copic marker. Oh yeah, the round tab punch with the Totally Tabs on the one book mark. Thanks for looking and comments are always appreciated!!!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I love my Copics, I love my Copics, I love my Copics, I love my Copics!!!!!! I finally decided to got some Copics from Eclectic Paperie. These gals are amazing and wonderful! Customer service is way above and beyond!!!!! I highly recommend them to everyone! Joy & Daisy Rock!!!
Ok, back to business...I love this Jolliest Time of the Year stamp set!!!! This card is for the Color Challenge yesterday (Basic Gray, Purely Pomegranate & Soft Sky). I really like these colors together! I used basic gray for a challenge last week and now I can't get enough of it! Love that color! I'm learning that I don't like things flat, I need texture and layers. This card still seems "flat" to me, but I like it...maybe I'll add some breads to the bottom corner....hmmmmm!
Anyway, I colored Santa with my Copics (did I mention that I love these babies?!!?). Santa's white fur and the "snowdrifts are covered in Dazzling Diamonds. I stamped both pieces of the Soft Sky cs with Canvas BG with Soft Sky ink.
Friday, October 19, 2007
This is for Beate's sketch challenge. I have been making so many Halloween cards lately that this was a very nice break! I love this snowman, he is sooo cute and just begging for some Dazzling Diamonds all over him! I also really like the SU's Wintergreen DP. For the deets...Jolliest Time of the Year, Warmest Regards, Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp sets; Basic Gray, Sage Shadow and WW cs's and Wintergreen DP; Basic Gray ink, Silver brads & Dazzling Diamonds. I colored Mr. Jolly with Prisma's and used Gamsol to blend and mute colors.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Thank you to Miss Katie for starting off the Bella Babe Sketch Challenge!! Here is my entry! Can you see the flower brads in her basket? And yes those are Bella Baubles in the middle of the Primas. I had a hard time being creative for this one, but I loved using the baubles! My order comes in today so, hopefully I will get some serious cardmaking & posting done!!!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Thanks for looking! Oh yeah, if you think I'm on a Fishy-fling, just wait til you see what I post tomorrow!!!!!