Monday, June 30, 2008

Cutie Putootie

Good Monday Morning! Hope your weekend was a good one. It has been HOT here where I live! So, staying in and stamping is a wonderful thing. Yesterday my wonderful sis and I had a Girls Day out. We went to Archiver's (Have you been to one??) Don't forget your drool bib when you go. Then we went to lunch and of course to Costco. It was a good day. We don't get that opportunity often because of work schedules and distance. Thanks again for the great day, Terri!
On to my card for today. I CASED the sketch from a card I saw on Amy Sheffler's blog. Thanks so much for your creativity, Amy. She is a talented gal, be sure and visit her sometime. Got to use my new Nestibilites on this one too! What fun!

Supplies: Stamps: D.O.T.S Cardbase: Light weight brown cardstock (not sure where its from...bought some time back at a discount store) Patterned paper: DCWV 12x12 Spring Pack Confetti White, Purely Pomegranite:Stampin' Up! Small Scalloped Circle: Nestibilites, Small Pink Brads: JoAnne's

Thanks for stopping by! Have a GRRREAT day!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

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Friday, June 27, 2008

More Patriotism!

Today I have another patriotic card for you. Being an election year, we need things to remind us how really great the ole US of A really is. We enjoy GREAT freedom, even though we might think we have it rough sometimes. Take time to count those AMERICAN DREAMS and BLESSINGS!

Supplies: Cardbase: Confetti White (SU), layering ; Rocket Red(SU) and Navy (Bazzil). Patterned paper: Provo Craft Stamps: Small flag (SU), Celebrate: Kolette Hall. Star Buttons: Walmart

Grand kids just drove into the driveway....gotta go!! have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by.....

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Proud to be an American

Good Thursday morning to you!! I'm looking forward to the Fourth of July with this patriotic card. I had my patriotism instilled in me by my kind, sweet stepfather who passed away in 2006. I really miss his smile and heckling laugh......Also, I have a son in the Air Force who will be leaving for Afghanistan in September. I try hard not to think about's pretty scary, but I know that the good Lord will protect him and his wonderful wife and kids who will be staying home. Here goes:

Supplies: Cardstock: Confetti White, Rocket Red, Stampin' Up!, Navy Blue: Bazzil papers, Patterned paper by Provo Craft. Markers: Rocket Red, Brilliant Blue. Stampin'Up! Stamp from Embossing Arts. Co. Embellishlments: Star Buttons and Ribbon: Walmart.
Hoping your day is SWEET! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Oh Happy Day!

Good Wednesday morning!! It has been a great day so far and I'm hoping for a package to arrive today from allthatscraps. That would make my day even more great!! I had such a great time making this card. It was really fun and came together nicely, I thought.

Supplies: Cardbase-Groovy Guava-Stampin' Up!, Baby blue textured cardstock and patterned paper-DCWV, Stamp-Kolett Hall, Jewels-dd sunflower-The Robin's Nest

Wishing you the greatest day possible!! Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Go Girl Fun

Happy Monday afternoon, boy the time flies when you try to get things done. I'm not sure how I managed to work outside the home. I manage to keep myself pretty busy around here. Of course, I never let myself think about stamping very much then ! I'm having such a good time now.......maybe I won't go back to work.......sure, like that will happen. I'll start to go stir crazy I'm sure.
Okay, enough babbling! Today I have another just for fun card. I'm playing around in my scrap box, trying to use little bits and pieces up.......sooooo, I can make more bits and pieces!!! Great plan don't you think? It's hard to say what came from where when I do this. I can tell you that the stamp is from Kolette Hall, I got it at Michaels in one of their fun bins. The flowers are a retired SU daisy punch and the brads are from JoAnne's.

Have a great day!! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Friday!

Another busy day at my house, I can't seem to get sat down long enough to stamp a complete card. I have several that are started....then the idea chugged away. I'm sure those thoughts will chug back this way sometime soon and I'll finish! Today I am again using SU products from a while back. Take a look below:

Supplies: SU: Le Jardin DSP,Sage Shadow cardstock, Words of Wisdom (retired), ribbon, Off White and brown cardstock: Die Cuts with a View cardstock stack. Embellishments: DD Sunflower by Robin's Nest

I'm always afraid I'll miss something, let me know if I do.......Have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Wow, I sure seem to find myself busy now that I have so much free time.......funny how that works.
The card I made for today can be used for either a wedding or anniversary I guess. You will find that alot of my stamps are older SU stamps. I was a demonstrator for the company way back when it was still the two sisters. It has sure grown into a wonderful enterprise!! I have a hard time parting with even one stamp, I know I will use them again. Fads come and go and I find that there are stamps in my older sets that still work today! It is unfortunate that they are no longer available though. Had a lot of trouble with the lighting today, that glossy paper can make things shiny.

Supplies: Stampin'Up! : Glossy White cardstock, Heart from Kindness Shared (an old celebration set) Pink cardstock from Die Cuts With a View Stack. Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder (gotta love it!) Silver brads, backed with small dots of pink cardstock. Border cutout from Fiskars
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the summer!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Simple Happy Birthday

Good Tuesday to you all! The sun is shining and it should be beautiful day here in my neck of the woods. Today I have just a simple card. I found the sketch in an old magazine, it is one of Wendy Johnson's. She is such a creative person! I changed the paper of course and added the ribbon. Simple idea for a simple mind!!

Supplies: Stamps: Happy Birthday CTMH ,Paper: Odds and Ends from the scrap box :0) ,
Ink: Basic Black- Stampin' Up! Accessories: Brads, Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!

Monday, June 16, 2008

How SWEET It Is!

Well, I am home again and happy to be here. It is always fun to go, but then it is always GREAT to come home again! I was able to do a little stamping over the weekend. It was nice to get into my craft/spare bedroom and smell paper again.

For today's card I used a variety of tools and only two stamps. Not really sure where this one will go, but it is nice to be able to stock pile a few cards and have them on hand.

Supplies: Cardstock: Ruby Red, So Saffron, Blue Bayou, Kraft Stamps: "Sweet" from So Very Set, "Flower" from Pocket Fun Ink: Basic Black, Versamark Embellishments: Large Flower cut with my sis's Cricut (thanks Patti), middle flower:Daisy (Stampin' Up! awhile back) and small flower from somewhere along time ago also !! Word Window: Stampin' Up!, corner diecut: Qwikuts, Piercing mat and tools, Brads, Mosiac Embossing Folder and finally DD Sunflower jewels from The Robin's Nest (thanks Terri)

Seems like alot for a simple card, but sure was fun!

Thanks for stopping by and I enjoy your comments! Have a great day!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Summer Fun

Here is a sunny card I made on a whim.....I'm not much of a girl to use my brayer for its intended purpose, but did play a little with this card. Brayering seems to work the best on glossy paper. For this card I used yellow and pink ink to come up with the orange sherbet look...kinda cool, I think.

Supplies: Cardstock only Orange,YoYo Yellow Stamps: Warm Words, Punch: Spring Flower Ink: Basic Black, YoYo Yellow, Pink Passion, Black Brad
Have a wonderful summer day! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Masculine Birthday Card

Good Day to you all! This is a card I made for my wonderful son-in-law who is having a birthday soon. We are very blessed to have such a wonderful man married to our daughter. He is definitely a KEEPER!! Way to go, got a good one!! Okay, so back to the card.....

Supplies: Cardstock: Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip, Naturals White. Ink: Close to Cocoa, Stamp Sets used: Lexicon of Love, Smorgaborders (Stampin' Up!) Copper Brads are from Making Memories

I am actually on vacation right now, I sure hope this posted on the day I had it scheduled. Happy

Have a happy day! God Bless!! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Baby Cards

Today I needed to make a card for a baby shower. I liked how it came out, so I decided to make one for a boy also. The stamps that I used are a retired set from Stampin' Up! that I have had for years and used OFTEN. It was a set well worth the investment.

Supplies: All supplies from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted. Stamp set: Cuddles and Tickles. Cardstock: Ballet Blue, Pixie Pink, Brilliant Blue, Pink Passion, Glossy White. Ink: Not Quite Navy, Going Gray Patterned Paper: DCWV mat stack. Brads, Swiss Dots Embossing folder.

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 7, 2008


I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!! I finally got brave enough today to put one of my cards on the SplitCoastStampers site. (This is a site that I visit OFTEN to get ideas). If didn't take very long and I had two very nice comments! What a lift that is!! I am still kind of struggling with being home, after being in the workforce for many years. Having the confidence to try new things has always been a process for me so this is a pretty good confidence builder. Just makes a girl want to keep creating!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

So Very Cute!

Happy Friday to everyone! I made a challenge to my self a while back to make cards using only the scraps in my paper box!. The only "new" piece I let myself use was for the card base. Then the color combination would have to come from my bits and pieces. It was kinds of a fun challenge to self. Below is one of the cards I came up with:

Supplies: Cardstock DCWV, Stamps: So Very Set, Stampin' Up! Sarah, DOTS. Punch: Photo Corners, Stampin' Up! Brads: JoAnn's Fabic.

Hoping everyone has a fabulous weekend! I'm off to Birthday parties and spending time with the G-Kids!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Oh So Lovely

Todays card was so much fun to make. The colors look really nice together I think. I saw the the shadow behind the brads on a card from the SCS site. I just punched holes in cardstock and used the circles......perfect!! Centering the brads on them are a trick though, because they are so small. But they are easy to replace when you mess one up!!! HEEHEE...... I really enjoy using my Mat Pack also. It is nice to have a tool that helps to space my piercing. Again, the Cuttlebug comes thru to add texture and wow factor. I do seem to have a bit of trouble getting cardstock to stick to the embossed texture though. Any suggestions out there?

Supplies: All Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted. Cardstock-Taken With Teal,Chocolate Chip, Confetti White. Marker; Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black Stamp Pad. Stamps: Oh So Lovely,
Paper Piercing-Mat Pack. Organdy Ribbon. Swirls Embossing Folder. Silver Brads
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Grandsons Birthday Cards

Today I have three little boys cards to share with you. Three of my grandsons will have birthday parties in the next few weeks. Life is good in Grammy-land!

This card is for Jay, he will be 2 years old. He loves monkeys and cars.

Supplies: White and Red cardstock, Light Blue Swirl texture paper: DCWV, Brilliant Blue and Confetti Cardstock , Swirl Stamp: Stampin' Up, Little Car, Monkey Die Cut: Cuttlebug Dies, Versamark Pad, Squiggly eyes

This card is for David, he will be one year old. What a cutie he is!!

Supplies: Cardstock: More Mustard, Mellow Moss, Lovely Lilac, Yoyo Yellow. Ink: Basic Black : Stampin'Up! Dino Stamp: Big Lots! Black Brads

This one is for Judah, he will be three. He is such a fun loving, colorful little guy!

Supplies: Cardstock: Taken W/Teal, Pumpkin Pie,Confetti White. Markers: Only Orange, Tempting Turquiose, Yoyo Yellow Fabrico, Blender Pen. Ink: Basic Black, Stamp: Fishy Friends. One Squiggly Eye

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a blessed day!

Monday, June 2, 2008


Todays card came together rather nicely.....yesterday! It reminds me of friends I worked with at school. Love you guys....thanks for always being there for me, I'll miss you!! Supplies are listed under the pic. I used my Cuttlebug again....gotta love that little machine. Yes, you probably do need one!!

Supplies: All from Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.
Cardstock-Purely Pomegranate, Naturals White, Glossy White
Markers: Stampin' Up! Positively Pink, Pink Passion, Marvy Brush Marker #1500
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Stamps: Take Three
Paper Piercing: Mat Pack

Sunday, June 1, 2008

My First Try

This will be the first time I have shared one of my creations on this blog. I have a slideshow of my cards on another blog. This should show a little more detail and give me some experience with what looks good. Please bear with me............

Stamps and Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Cuttlebug embossing folder, Brads

Most of the supplies I use come from Stampin Up! They are a wonderful company with excellent products. I find paper and other embellishments at local craft stores. I would love feedback and questions or tips. I'm hoping to be able to share several times a week as time and creative juice allow.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamping Obsession

Card Making

I'm an avid stamper who has just found herself with alot of time on her hands, so I guess this is where I will spend it. I follow many stamping blogs and also write another blog myself. Since seeing so many cool stamping blogs out there, I have wanted to give it a try. Now I seems to have an opportunity. We will see what happens.......