Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Shel9999, Jacksonbelle, JeanneS all in 1

Good Morning this was a really fun card to put together. I ran into alittle trouble when it came to the bottom circle, I couldn't decide what to put there. The floral panel was distressed with ink and my wet finger. The flowers are colored with really rust, and old olive.

Stamps: Artfully Asian, Linen, Floral
Paper: Choc. Chip, Black, Vanilla
Ink: Choc. Chip, Really Rust,Old Olive, Black
Accessories: circle punches, blender pen, ribbon, pop dots

Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, July 30, 2007

Jacksonbelle's Challenge Black and Brown

Wow! I'm so far behind in the DTDG. Here's my card from yesterday's challenge. I had a lot of fun with this one. I stamped French Script in black on the basic grey paper. For petal prints I used black and choc chip. For the caramel layer I stamped paisley in choc chip. I ran my choc spot around the edges. Finished card is 5.5 x 5.5

Stamps: Petal Prints, French Script, Paisley
Paper: basic Grey, Black, Caramel, Vanilla
Ink: Black, Choc Chip

I hope everyone has a great day!
Thanks for stopping by:)

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Dare To Be Dirty Tall Pink Card

Hi there! I finally got my pink card finished. This is really simple but I love it! I sell a lot of my cards. I find that most people who are not crafty prefer Simple, Clean and Crisp. Although I do have some customers who want it all lol. I love this big flower made by Fancypants Designs. The entire set ( Pollen Dust ) is wonderful. I inked up my paisley stamp with Rose Red and stamped the big flower on the paisley stamp, then I stamped the flower onto my card stock. The words Thank You is one of Michael's dollar stamps. Finished Card Size 9x4

Stamps:Paisley Pollen Dust, Michael's $ Stamp
Paper: Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, WW
Ink: Rose Red, Olive, Black
Accessories: Black Brads

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great Sunday:)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

DTGDJuliasketch, CaArdvarks Ribbon Contest

Good Morning! I wanted to try something alittle different and boy is this different from my norm. I had fun and that's what it's all about right? I saw that CaArdvarks is having a ribbon challenge so I thought I would combine it with Julia's sketch. This is the end result! I used paper from a SU! scrapkit along with soft sky and choc chip. The flower is Looks Like Spring. I cut out two and layered.

Stamps: LLS
Paper: Soft Sky, Choc Chip, SU! scrap kit, Saffron
Ink: Caramel, Choc. Chip
Accessories: Ribbon,Hodgepodge,Flower Embellishment,Foam Tape, Brad,

I hope you have a great day:)
As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, July 27, 2007

DDGD Elegant

Good Morning! Here's a tip! Like a dork I used a glue stick after piercing the corners and what happen? hummmmmmmm... the glue went in the holes!!!!!!!!! Yes I know better but hey I had a duh moment. It should dry clear. I couldn't wait to take my picture so the pink in the holes is glue!!!!!!!!

Well I'm bummed I thought I was knocking out two of the DDGD challenges, I didn't read all of genie1314's directions I just saw use clear stamps. So basically this is only notimetostamp's elegant card challenge! Oh well that's what I get for not reading all of it. I really hope everyone's playing! the challenges are wonderful! I'm not sure I would call this elegant but I do like it.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Pollen Dust, Anna Griffin, Fine Lace
Paper: Sky Blue, Bayou
Ink: Cool, Versa mark

Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by:)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

DTGD Challenge

Good Morning! I made this card for the Dirty Dozen Challenge I combined the sketch and toile challenges. This is my favorite stamp set and what fun it was to use it again. The card only uses rose red ink, pomegranate, and whisper white paper. Off to try another challenge I hope you're playing too. Feel free to link your DTGD cards in my comments I would love to check them out! Have fun:)

Stamps: Floral, Toile Blossoms, It's Your B-day
Paper: Pomegranate, WW
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Butterfly Charm, Circle Punches

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Today's SC134 Card

Good Morning! I made this card for today's SC134 what a fun layout!The image was a Rak from my Sista Hope! Thanks gf. I know Hope wrote the name of the stamp company on the back of the images I must have cut it off:( I'm sorry I don't know who makes it.) The patterned paper is from Mat Stackes by DieCuts with a view. I colored the image with watercolor pencils and a blender pen.

Stamps: Linen, ( unknown flower pot stamp)
Paper: Mat Stacks from DieCuts with a view, Artichoke, Choc Chip, Vanilla, Kraft
Ink: Artichoke, SU! Watercolor Pencils, Distress ink
Accessories: Mat Pack, Ribbon, Hodgepodge, both Oval Punches

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day:)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

CC124 Another Motifs Card

Good Morning! I thought I would try the color challenge today on SCS. I'm really trying to love Baroque Motifs. I used one of my "go to" layouts. Clean and crisp! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, It's Your Birthday, Linen
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Olive, Regal Rose, Ww
Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Slot Punch

Monday, July 23, 2007

THE WINNER IS............


I used this random number selector to pick the winning number. The winning # is 11 Thank you leeannw for playing! Please email me with your address:) Here is her comment

leeannw said...
Hi There,

I also found you blog through Allison and I have been hooked ever since! ....hmmmm ....pierced holes I believe it was 108 per card and 40 cards so I too will say 4320. Kepp up all the great work and congratulations on 5000 hits!

July 21, 2007 7:28 AM

SOOOOOOOOO what did she win?

I'm just so excited to have so many people stop by. I hope you've seen something that makes you want to come back soon! I loved reading what you look for when visiting blogs. It will help me give you more of what you want.
Have a great day!

Altered Box

Hi there!! I'm so excited in just a few minutes we will have a Winner for my first blog candy give away!!! Thank you for all the wonderful comments. I really enjoyed reading them. One of the items in the lunch box is a box I found at Target. It's the perfect size to hold post it notes. I peeled the paper off the box lid and sanded it, I used modgepodge to adhere the dp to it. The safari strip around the middle is just paper so really you only have to sand the top. I thought I would post this so the winner would have a jump off point:)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

A Big Thank You and OSW Class Cards

Good Morning! I have to say what fun it's been reading all your comments telling me how you found my blog:) A BIG thank you to Allison who seems to be the # 1 answer to how I was found. I have found most of the blogs I read through her as well. Thank you Allison for all the time you spend in blog land and all the awesome leads to wonderful blogs!!!!! You Rock!!

Saturday I had a OSW class, each month I try to feature one stamp set. This month it was Barqoque Motifs. Here are three cards I made as samples.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, It's Your Birthday, Itty Bitty
Paper: Mustard, Artichoke, Rose Red, White
Ink: Rose Red, Artichoke, Mustard, Eggplant

Well if you haven't entered for my " Cuz I Luv 2 " candy scroll down and post your comment!! I really do enjoy hearing from you:)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great Sunday:)

Friday, July 20, 2007

" Cuz I Luv 2 " Candy!!!!!!!!!!

For those who know me I love to alter things. So the winner will recieve this lunch box to alter. It is slam full of stuff!! I will reveal the contents when I reveal the winner!!!!

As promised I have Candy for you! I'm so grateful to have over 5,700 hits!!!!!! As a joke to my husband I said " When I hit 5,000 I will have a give away " WooHoo I never thought it would happen but it did:) So as a thank you I'm offering some Candy!
Here's how to enter the drawing. Back on June 14th I posted parts of my swap card for the control freaks, at that time I told you how many holes I pierced. I have since removed the number so it's anyone's guess:) Post a comment guessing the number of holes; all correct answers will be entered. Or leave a comment telling me how you found my blog and what your looking for when cruising blogs. I will use a random selector for the winner! I can't wait to see your comments. The winner will be chosen on Monday the 23 rd of July at 8 am. Make sure to post before 8.

Thanks for stopping by!

LSC125 No Embellishments!

Good Morning! This is for the LSC 125 monocromatic no embellishments challenge. I always need manly cards and this is my go to set.
I hope you will click on the picture so you can see it up close. I stamped the background using Linen with Versa Mark. Next I stamped weathered with Mellow Moss. I used Mellow Moss, Versa Mark and Atichoke for the leaves. I love using several background stamps on top of each other. For the main image I stamped Linen with Mellow Moss on Mellow Moss, the leaf is stamped with Mellow Moss, the words are stamped in arichoke. The cut out leaf I stamped on Mellow Moss with Mellow Moss.

Stamps: Linen, Weathered, Botanicals, It's Your B-day
Paper: Artichoke, Mellow Moss
Ink: Mellow Moss, Versa Mark, Artichoke
Accessories: Matpack

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy the day:)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

WT122 Basic Fancy

Hi there! I hope your having a great day:) I made this card for today's WT 122 I distressed the edges of the BG paper using water and my finger. I used the same paper to make the corners on the focal image.

Stamps: Simply Stated ( Fancypants Designs) It's Your Birthday
Paper: Black, BG, Olive, Vanilla
Ink: Black, Colored Pencils, Choc Chip,Distess ink
Accessories: pop dots, ribbon, matpack

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day:)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Card For FS23 Cindy

I made this card for the FS23 on SCS Mothermark has a awesome gallery so many styles to choose from this is the card I cased.
Thanks for stopping by

Tagged X's 2 About me:)

Wow! I was tagged to share 7 random things about me. How fun is that? Well first I want to thank Jackie and Lynda for the tags and to apologize for taking so long to post my answers and thank you's. I love both of your blogs and feel honored to be tagged by you:)

Here ya go

1. I never buy stamp magazines

2. I drank a 12 cup pot of coffee every morning

3. I'm afraid of dogs and allergic to cats

4. I don't walk through grass

5. Diet Dr Pepper Cherry Vanilla is my favorite soda

6. I've watched General Hospital for over 30 years LOL!

7. I don't drive at night

Nothing to exciting I know but it is what it is :)

I'm not sure how I first found these 4 blogs, but I did bookmark them last week. So I decided to tag them:)I hope you will check them out and tell them I sent you:)


Thanks so much for stopping by
Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

CC123, Beate's SC#10

Hi there! The girls are gone now. We really miss them already! Well I stamped today's Color challenge over at SCS. While cruising blogs I ran across Beate's SC #10 and thought I would give it a try.
I used the Itty Bitty stamp on the Mellow Moss layer. Linen is used on the Bordering Blue Layer. I used my circle cutter behind the cut out motif stamp to balance the layout a little better. This yummy ribbon was sent to me by Suen over on SCS I love all the ribbon she sent! Thanks so much.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Linen, Itty Bitty
Paper: NQN, Mellow, Bordering
Ink: Same
Accessories: Circle Cutter, Ribbon, Circle Punches, Oval Punches, Ribbon

I hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Camp Card

Good Morning! I made this card for my next stamp camp. This group is pretty new to stamping and most are just starting to collect different embellishments and tools.
Well the grand kids will be leaving in a few days so I've been very busy with them. I haven't had a lot of stamp time the past few weeks. Thank you for hanging in there with me! I sure do appreciate it. I just noticed I went over 5,000 hits!!! WooHoo thank you so much:) Sometime next week I will post a special "Cuz I Luv 2" candy!!!

On a side note I was tagged a few days ago and haven't posted my 7 things. I promise to get to it soon. I haven't had time to find the 7 people to tag.

Stamps: Artfully Asian
Paper: Sky Blue, Bayou, Pom, WW
Ink: Black, Rose Red, Olive, Cool Car
Accessories: Matpack,Hodgepodge,Ribbon, Blender pen

Thanks as always for stopping by!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Hi there! I'm still playing with Baroque Motifs. So far I must say it's not all I thought it would be:) I do like this one better then all the ones I made yesterday.
I stamped directly on the Recollection Paper with Artichoke ink. The flowers were stamped on White with Cranberry Crisp. I cut them out and stamped off once for the top layer and cut that out. I added a heart brad in the centers. I did a little bit of piercing added ribbon and cord.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Mellow Moss, Cranberry, WW, Recollection
Ink: Artichoke, Cranberry
Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Cord

Have a great Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by:)

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Hope your having a great Saturday:) I'm home alone and stampin Woohoo! That is until I pulled out my new set and almost cried, I don't like it!!!!! I really have spent the past 3 hours messing around with this set and nothing looks right! Here's the one I think is okay lol. What do you think?

Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Pomergranate, Black, Wt
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Grey, Black
Accessories: Oval Punch, Brads, Ribbon

Enjoy your day!
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, July 6, 2007

Blossom WT 120

Hi there! I hope you had a safe holiday. This card was made for yesterday's WT 120 use ribbon. Nothing to exciting about this card however I do like the way it turned out:) I wanted this layout but didn't want the holes to show on the inside so I layered vanilla on vanilla I used foam tape for the layer it's hard to see it's raised but it is. The ribbon and blossom match IRL.

Stamps: Blossoms Abound, Floral
Paper: Vanilla, Black, Artichoke
Ink: Artichoke, Cranberry
Accessories: matpack, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


Hi there and HAPPY 4th!!! Well I fell and hurt my left hand today's the first day I could type or stamp. I really need to be more careful it was terrible not having use of my left hand. It's still swollen and wrapped in a ace bandage but hey I got to do the sketch challenge and yesterday's color challenge:)
Dh is home today and has the grand kids for me since I've been a bit cranky not being able to stamp! I really like how this card turned out. I stamped Best blosson leaves with versamark. I then stamped the flower using NQN stamped off once. Floral was stamped on WW using NQN. The main image was stamped the same as the right side of the card. All butterflies were stamped with craft white. Thank You is a rub on by basic grey.

Card Supplies
Stamps: Wonderful Wings, Floral, Best Blossom
Paper: NQN, WW, Black
Ink: NQN, Craft White, Versamark
Accessories: Basic Grey rub on, Ribbon

Enjoy your day be safe!
Thanks for stopping by:)