Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My Blog Has Moved To Typepad!!

Good Morning! I've had so many issues with blogger thatI decided to move to typepad.
CHECK IT OUT HERE I'm really happy with the move so far. Don't forget to update my new address. Let me know what you think:)I will have some new cards for you later today. My blog anniversary is 27 March I will have a special drawing for subscriber's to to my NEW BLOG!! So come see what all the buzz is about!
See you there!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

FS57 FLLC Blessings

Good Morning! This is the card I made for the FS57. I really liked the clean lines on the card I cased
I moved the sentiment up and used rhinestones instead of a brad. Both cards focus on the image. Thanks for such great inspiration Paris:)
This gorgeous Cross is one of Flourishes LLC new released Easter sets. I colored it with chalk and q-tips.
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Easter Blessings ( Flourishes)
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Black, PTI Stamper's Choice White
Ink: Black Stazon, Stampin Pastels
Accessories: Rhinestones

Friday, March 7, 2008

ssnotime25 Celebrate Friendship

Hi there! Well I guess this sore throat and cold are going to be with me for a while. I saw Sharon's challenge and the LSC challenge and knew I had to play. To bad I didn't read the LSC right so this card is a no go that one. I used the BG magnetic snaps for my fun flap. The sentiments are from the Many Sentiments Set over at Flourishes llc Have a great weekend:)
Thanks for stopping by
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Doodle This, Many Sentiments ( FLLC)
Paper: Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, WW, Black, Olive Textured
Ink: Black
Accessories: Black Brads, Fancy Scissors, Ribbon
Techniques: Crayon resist

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

FYI !! Flourishes New Release Today

Hi there! I'm trying to catch a cold or something so no stamping for me today. For those of you who want to be in the know. I wanted to tell you Flourishes has new releases today. Flourishes recieved the shipment today however the design team sets are going out this afternoon. Because we haven't recieved our sets Jan Marie was sweet enough to let us post her samples on our blogs. There's a lot of cool new things in the Flourishes Online Boutique Have fun!

This card uses the new set called Easter Blessings You can read the inspiration behind this set on Jan Marie's Blog

This is Easter Bunnies
Jan Marie made this for a ATC swap she's in. Wow lucky swappers!!
Thanks Jan Marie for the sneak peeks. I can't wait to get these sets:)
I'm off to bed. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

CC156 KSS Bunny Wishes

Good Morning! I thought I'd try the color challenge today. I bought the Wasabi paper when it first came out and hate it! This was a great way to try and love it:) Well that didn't happen but I do like it with this stamp and color combo. This adorable bunny is one of the new released sets at Kitchen Sink Stamps. It's a three step set. I hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by:)
Card Supplies:Stamps: Honey Bunny ( Kitchen Sink Stamps)
Paper: Wasabi,Banana, Pomegranate, White
Ink: Caramel, Cocoa, Choc., Artichoke,Garden Green
Accessories: rhinestones

Sunday, March 2, 2008

FS56 New KSS 3-Step Hey Chicks

Good Morning! I made this card for todays Featured Stamper 56 on SCS. I love this set and like yesterday's peek I wanted to make a non Easter card. You can buy this set called 3-Step Hey Chick on March 3rd from Kitchen Sink Stamps
Thanks for stopping by!
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Hey Chick ( Kitchen Sink Stamps)
Paper: NQN, NON, WW, Buckaroo,DP
Ink: Bordering blue, Brocade, NON, Caramel, Apricot,Pumpkin
Accessories: Grey chalk, Brads

Saturday, March 1, 2008

KSS New Release 3-Step Honey Bunny

Well I must say I'm thrilled with the new release sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps. The release date is March 3rd. I really love that this set can be used for Easter as well as everyday. Can you get over how real the bunny looks? Can you believe the bunny is 4-steps? I will have a few more peeks tomorrow so make sure to come back!
Have a great night:)
Card Supplies
Stamps: Honey Bunny ( Kitchen Sink Stamps)
Paper: Choc. Chip, Black, Tan, PTI White, dp
Ink: Blush, Sahara, Close to Cocoa, Black, Mellow Moss, Garden Green
Accessories: Brads, Matpack, Chocolate Marker

Friday, February 29, 2008

LSC157 Sympathy Card

Hi there! Thank you for all the prayers for Wesley he's doing really well. He is off the vent and sitting up. He had soild food yesterday. So things are looking good:)
I made this card for a co-worker of my husband.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend:)
Card Supplies

Stamps: PSX Floral stamp, Kitchen Sink Stamps sentiment
Paper: Lavender Lace, Black , White
Ink: Prismacolor pencils, Black ink

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

SC165 Forever

Good Morning! I made this card for today's sketch challenge on SCS. I've missed my Natural Beauty set and felt it needed some love. Hope today is a great day for you.
Thanks for stopping by!
Card Supplies
Stamps: Natural Beauty, Michael's $ stamp
Paper: Bravo, Banana, Mellow, Stella Ruby BG
Ink: Chalk, Bravo, Cranberry, Mellow,
Accessories: pop dots, brads

Monday, February 25, 2008

Jan Marie Happy Birthday!!

Hi there! This is my birthday card for Jan Marie from Flourishes LLC. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! It's been a pleasure getting to know you and designing for this Awesome company! Thank you all!! Jan Marie is having a huge party and you're invited you can check it out here! Ink up those Flourishes stamps and get busy with it!! See all the details here
See you soon!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

FLLC meets KSS For The First Time

Hi there! Sorry I've been MIA a very dear friend of mine is in ICU. We packed and drove to Myrtle Beach SC. If you believe in the power of prayer please pray for Wesley! This man talked and held my hand through chemo when my husband was deployed. I love him dearly!! My heart is breaking more than you know. During the same days our third grand daughter turned one! So we went there to " celebrate " her b-day! With that said I know Wes would want me to get back to my life so here I am with some updates and news!

(Jan Marie) From Flourishes LLC has a birthday on Monday 25 Febuary to celebrate Flourishes and ( Jan Marie ) have a party going on!!

How to Play: On Monday, February 25, upload any card or item made with ANY stamp by Flourishes. Use the keyword: fllcjanmariesbirthday. Then post a link to your project in the Flourishes Forum at SCS. This is especially important if you are posting to your Blog only and not SCS. Without linking in the Flourishes Forum at SCS, no one will find you.

What You Can Win: Throughout the day on Monday, Jan Marie will be doing random drawings for small prizes, and there will be a lot!!! Then on Tuesday, she will make selections for the big prizes. The big prizes are:

1 Xyron 900
1 Nestabilities-Standard Classic Circles
1 Nestabilities-Classic Scallop Circles-LG
A pair of Fiskar scissors engraved with Flourishes,LLC
Various Flourishes,llc stamp sets

* I totally copied and stole the above Flourishes info from our team leader Sharon Johnson's blog!! Thanks so much Sharon!!*

This is a glass frame with a mirror square. I stamped the inside with the Rose and Heart set from Kitchen Sink Stamps On the glass I used the new Flourishes LLC set called Many Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out the FLLC forums on SCS for the Big Birthday Bash! See ya there

Sunday, February 17, 2008

FS54 Betty

Hi there. Wow! what a gorgeous gallery Betty has!! I really had a hard time picking a card. This is the one I went with. I changed the stamps and used a circle instead of oval. Thank you so much for the awesome inspiration. Here's the card I cased

Card Supplies
Stamps: Fancypants Designs, ( Pollen Dust, Simply Stated) QVC corner stamp, Michael's $ stamp
Paper: Kraft, WW, BB,
Ink: Black, Red, Garden Green
Accessories: Circle cutter and punches
Have a great day

Friday, February 15, 2008

FLLC Glass Candle Holders & How To ( Reloaded)

*ETA* For some reason this post wasn't showing the pictures. I deleted it and reposted it I hope it works now:) Sorry for the double post for those who are google reader.
Thanks for stopping by!

Hi there! Yesterday I stamped on a mug and thought to myself this background would be so cool on glass. So I ran to Walmart and found these cute glass candle holders the triangle one was .97 cents the rounded square one was $1.23. I used stazon to stamp the background. I had a lot of questions and emails asking how I stamped on the mug so I took a picture to show you. I hope that helps! Just remember to apply a lot of pressure so the ink makes good contact. If you are using craft ink the stamp will slide and will get muddy looking if you press to hard. With the Stazon ink on the glass you need to work super fast because the ink dries fast. I cleaned my stamp with hot water and soap between stamping each side.
You can find this awesome Damask background stamp at Flourishes LLC
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Email Notification and Comments??

So blogger is acting up! My emails aren't going out and my comments aren't coming in to my email? I have no clue what is up! I'm so sorry!!! If this one goes through make sure to check out what you've missed:) I hate not having control, hummm how many of you knew that? LOL! Anyway I'm aware of the issue. I just don't know how to fix it. I emailed the powers that be, so far no help! Hang in there:)
Thanks for stopping by!

WT153 FLLC Damask Mug

Hi there! Today I wanted to try this idea I had for the new Damask background stamp from FLLC. I inked up the stamp with craft white ink since it's not mounted it's a clear stamp I laid it on the mug and slowly applied pressure. The design goes right up to the handle on either side. I used a sponge and white craft ink to sponge the top and bottom edge. I also sponged the handle. Fill it with your favorite treat. This is for decorative uses only!! I have no idea if you can wash it. I do know you can dust it:)
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

SC 163 & KSS Card

Good Morning! Wow what a busy week this has been. I wanted to do today's sketch challenge this is what I came up with. I love these colors together. I also have a rose card to share. I hope today will be a great day for all of you:)
The corner stamp and sentiment are from a clear stamp set I bought from QVC there is no company name on them. The bird is Inkadinkado. The colors I used are Celery, Olive and Ruby Red.

Stamps: Kitchen Sink Stamps
Cardstock: WW
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Cranberry, Bravo, Mellow, Artichoke, Garden Green
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

FS53 KSS U Have The Key!

Hi there! I made this card for today's FS53 Sarah has a wonderful gallery you can see it here I love this new Kitchen Sink Stamp set called Adornment. This is for my husband for Valentine's Day:)
* ETA I wanted to show a close up picture of one of the locks, can you believe this 3- Step Stamp set Adornment. Holy Cow I about passed out!!! Look at the detail.

Card Supplies
Stamps: 3- Step Adornment, 3- Step Roses and Hearts
Paper: Hunter, Bravo, Blush
Ink: Caramel, Cranberry, Bravo
Accessories: Brads, Ribbon, Oval Punch

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, February 9, 2008

New KSS Stamps & Leslie's Challenge?

Hi there! Yesterday was a fun mail day. I had several new stamps waiting to be inked up and loved:) I was so excited to play with the new 3-Step Adornment set from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Leslie made the most gorgeous card creating a beautiful background from scratch, you know paper, ink and stamps. Leslie asked if anyone would be interested in doing that type thing as a challenge. I got so excited and made this journal. I used vanilla cardstock and stamped the French Script in black. I used one of the stamps from Looks Like Spring and Wonderful Wings. I stamped all kinds of smaller stamps in Choc. Chip, Bravo,Saffron. For the tassel I used Saffron, Cranberry and Bravo. I cut it out and attached it with foam tape. Then I disstress the heck out it using several different disstress inks. Finally I tore a piece of paper and sponged along the torn edge to make the slight pattern. This was a blast to make I hope you like it!
Have a great day:)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Fantasy Floral Surprise! Are U Ready? ( Tutorial)

Hi there! What a exciting day Flourishes LLC will be releasing it's first background stamps! I have a little sneak peek for you as well as a new use for the large flower in the Fantasy Floral Garden Set. Are you ready?

1. Start by stamping the large flower with Jet Black Stazon ink (you will need four flowers).

2. Cut,trim and color the flowers as shown. I used Stampin' Up! Marker's ( Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral). I used a black sharpie to go around the edges and to make the tips darker.

3. Punch a circle out of black cardstock using the 1-1/4" punch. ( Stampin' Up! )

4. Arrange the four flowers as shown and adhere to the black circle. * See the finished card below for the placement of the flowers* Sorry I forgot to put it in the picture!
5. Use a decorative brad for the center.

The background for this card was made using the " New" Positive and Negative Damask Background stamps from Flourishes LLC. I Just love these backgrounds! I softened the edges with a sponge and cameo ink. So what did the finished card look like?

There's more! the sentiment is new also. I love the font and the fact it's larger than all other Flourishes words! Can you stand it? I'm trying hard to keep it together at this point to show you the compianion gable box I made with the card to match.

Now adjust your eyes...a different color and design same background stamp! for this card. I stamped both the positive and negative and punched them using the 1-1/4 square punch for the background. Layered on black cardstock.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

WT 152 Thoughtful Owl

Hi there! Well today I'm running way behind, seems to be my life the past few weeks. I forgot to tell ya that Kitchen Sink Stamps has 2 new releases. I will have some samples for you next week. You can see the new sets here. Maria made two gorgeous cards you won't believe your eye's she has done another amazing 3 step set.
Friday Feb 8th Flourishes LLC has two new released sets be sure to stop by here to see my samples and visit the Flourishes Site to see the full sets! They won't be shown until Friday:)
So this is the card I made for today's WT 152 challenge. I thought I'd try something different lol. I hope today has been a great one for you:) See you bright and early tomorrow with my sneak peeks.
Thanks for stopping by!

Card Supplies:
Cardstock: Hunter Green, Bravo, WW, My Mind's Eye dp
InK: Jumbo Java, Hunter
Accessories: Rub on and Buttons

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

CC152 & Some Info

Good Morning! Well I'm very sorry I've been out of touch for so long. I have a lot going on right now most I can't share at this time:( I can tell you I've been stamping up a storm! You may have noticed I don't use SU! stamps very often anymore. I really didn't like the last catalog and didn't buy anything but paper. So now the new catalog is out and I feel the same about this one, I've decided to leave SU! I'm looking forward to the future and all the wonderful things still to come. I hope you will continue to visit my blog and find inspiration.
If you haven't seen the project of the month for Kitchen Sink Stamps you really want to check it out here. Julie made the most adorable wine glass charms and gives a great tutorial
So here is a card I made for today's color challenge. I think my butterfly slipped a little bit before I snapped the picture.
Card Supplies
Stamps: 3-Step Rose, Wonderful Wings
Paper: Ballet, Apricot, Natural White
Ink: Real Red, Cranberry, Bravo, Mellow, Artichoke, Black
Accessories: Chalk, Circle Cutter,Ribbon
Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Winner IS.......Gerriann #55

Good Morning! The winner of the 3-step Rose set from Kitchen Sink Stamp is Gerriann #55 was the random number choosen. Congratulations Gerriann!! Thanks Maria for making this all possible:) Please email me your home address no later than Feb 2nd. If I don't hear from you I will pick another winner on Feb 3rd. my email address is
Thanks for all the wonderful flower ideas here are the top three
1. Tulips
2. Peony
3. Hydrangea

My personal favorite is the Hydrangea:) I'm sure Maria has some awesome 3-step flower sets up her sleeve for all of us flower children! I can't wait to see the next flower released!!
I saw that several of you mentioned Daisies. Kitchen Sink Stamps already have a wonderful Daisy set you can see it here.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Fllc Thanks & SC161 Hearts, Blog Candy

Hi there! I have two cards to share today. But First I want to remind you today is the last day to enter to win the 3- Step Rose Set from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Go here to enter. Good luck!
I made this card for today's SC161 this is a fun layout. My finished card is 5x7 I used only one set on this card Lace Hearts

Card Supplies
Stamps: Lace Heart (Flourishes)
Paper: Purely Pomegrate, Pretty in Pink, Black
Ink: same
Accessories: Ribbon, Rhinestones

This next card was a quick thank you for a guy. I had fun with the layout the stamp sets used are both from Flourishes you can find them here.

Card Supplies
Stamps: FLLC Harlequin & Accessories, Love Nest
Paper: Thyme, Cranberry, Buckaroo,Mustard, WW,Sahara
Accessories: Thanks Rub-on, Brads
Well that's all for now. Have a great day:)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Hi there, this card was made for the color challenge on SCS. I just recieved this awesome set of stamps made by Inkadinkado. We don't have a store here that carries these stamps so I ask my design team buddies if they had one. Jan was so sweet to get it for me! Thank you so much.
The colors today are Going Gray, Basic Gray, and Yo Yo yellow. I used Sahara Sand, Going Gray, Eggplant, and Black ink. I really didn't think I'd like these colors but I think they worked out nicely. The sentiment is Kitchen Sink Stamps
Have a great day!

Monday, January 28, 2008

TLC 153 Dahlia Fold

Wow! This was a great challenge today over at SCS. Check out the directions here It's really easy to do. I hope you'll try it. This is what I ended up with. I don't know who makes the paper it was in my scraps.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy stamping

Saturday, January 26, 2008

My Take on IC112, Blog Candy Reminder

Don't forget to enter to win the 3-Step Rose set from Kitchen Sink Stamps.It's been fun seeing all the flowers you want. I can't wait to see what Maria comes up with next!

This was a huge challenge for me!! You can see the inspiration challenge here You should check out the gallery wow a lot of awesome cards for this challenge.

Stamps: 3-Step Rose ( Kitchen Sink Stamps), Art of Life, Long Stemmed, Lace Flower ( Penny Black)
Paper: WW
Ink: Cameo, Blush, Summer Sun, Mellow, Artichoke, Rose Red, Bliss Blue, Distress ink
Accessories: rhinestone

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Some Candy!! & Tips on Stamping on Dark Paper

I'm loving this 3-Step Rose Set!! I know you will too:)
So many of you had questions about my WT 150 card so I thought it would be fun to have the 3-Step Rose set as blog candy!!! Maria owner of Kitchen Sink Stamps will mail the winner a brand new set. Thanks so much Maria!!
To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what type flower you'd like made into a stamp 3-Step Kitchen Sink Style? One winner will be drawn using random org. Jan 31st. The winner needs to email me your address so Maria can ship it to you. If the winner has not claimed the set by Feb 2nd on Feb 3rd I will draw a new name. I'm excited to see your flower ideas. Good luck everyone!!

I hope this answers the questions I've gotten. I took a few pictures so you can see what your card should look like as you go. I find the best way to apply the paint is with a foam brush. Really work the paint into the brush and wipe off any excess paint on paper towels. Apply the paint to stamp ( Step 1 ) stamp it onto your dark colored card stock I used Choc Chip. Clean off your stamp with a wet towel and let the image dry completely. Since these stamps are on acrylic blocks it's easy to stamp the image again. Repeat Step 1. Clean stamps. Let dry completely. The first picture shows you while the paint is still wet it is very white but as it dries it lightens. The next three pictures show you how it looks as you add the steps. The finished card can be seen here

This is really fun to do. I hope you will try it. If you do please post a link to your card. I would love to see them. Feel free to email me if you have more questions.
Thanks for stopping by:)

Wt150 Use Paint KSS Chocolate Roses

Hi there! This took a while to make I had to let the paint dry:)
This is for the WT150 challenge. I used white acrylic paint for step 1 of the rose and leaves. I applied the paint with a foam brush very lightly. I stamped it off and then stamped it on the choc chip paper. I used Craft white ink for the sentiment
This stamp set is called 3-Step Roses found at the Kitchen Sink Stamps Store.

Rose steps
1. White Folk Art paint
2. Rose Red ink
3. Real Red ink
4. Bravo ink

1. White Folk Art paint
2.Artichoke ink
3. Garden Green ink

I'm loving these roses:) Thanks for looking
enjoy the day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

SC160 KSS Roses

Good Morning! My new Rose set arrived from Kitchen Sink Stamps!! It's to gorgeous for words. I love it!! This card is for today's sketch challenge. My finished card is 5x7. I used Black and Rose Red CS (SU!) the white is PTI. All stamps Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Ink for the Rose
1. Rose Red stamped off
2. Rose Red
3. Real Red
4. Bravo

Ink for the leaves
1. Mellow
2. Artichoke
3. Garden Green
black for the words

Rose ink
1. Summer Sun stamped off
2. Summer Sun
3. More Mustard
4. Cranberry Crisp

1. Mellow Moss
2. Artichoke
3. Garden Green

Thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, January 21, 2008

KSS Heart and Soul

Good Morning! All the stamps used are from Kitchen Sink Stamps
I used the following stamp sets: Forever & Always, Playful Alphabet, and Thanks With Style. Card stock Choc Chip, Rose Red, and Basic Grey (Two Scoops and Blush) My ink is Jumbo Java I love that ink!! I bought mine from Maria at Kitchen Sink Stamps. The layout I used is from the CPS# 48. Great inspiration for layouts on that site!
Thanks for stopping by:) I have some cool " Cuz I Want To Say Thanks " candy later this week!! Be sure to check back:)
Enjoy the day

Sunday, January 20, 2008

KSS B-day

Good Morning! I needed a birthday card for a guy. I checked out the FS50 on SCS and went from there. Kathy is today's featured stamper you can see her beautiful gallery here All stamps are Kitchen Sink Stamps. This set is called Happy Birthday Cupcake. It was so fun making a guy b-day card without using Lovely As a Tree:) I hope you've been inspired to stamp today!
Enjoy the day:)

Friday, January 18, 2008

LSC151 PTI Dreams

Hi there! I decided to try the limited supply challenge on SCS today. I bought this set from PTI awhile ago and really didn't know what to do with it once I bought it:) I'm sure you've done that before! When I saw the challenge I knew I had to use this set. The card stock is Bravo and Kraft. I used Bravo and Artichoke ink. I love to stamp soild images over the floral background so that's what I did here.
Have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by:)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Good Morning! I made this card for today's SC159. Did you know Kitchen Sink Stamps has some new releases today? You can see them here Make sure you go check them out! I love the new sets:)
Flourishes has become a memeber company on SCS. Be sure to check out the forum. You can now load your Flourishes cards and projects into the gallery using FLLC in the keyword.
Thanks for stopping by!
Card supplies:
Paper: Choc Chip, Rose Red, Olive, Pumpkin
Ink: Same
Stamps: Time Well Spent, Michael's $ stamp

Monday, January 14, 2008

Another Mask FLLC

Good Morning! Man are these fun to make! This one maybe a bit over the top but it is Mardi Gras!! The stamps are from the new release from Flourishes it's called Mardi Gras.
I used Eggplant, Garden Green and Summer Sun paper and ink.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

FS49 New FLLC Mardi Gras

Hi there! This is one of the new stamp sets released by FLLC called Mardi Gras. This set is really cool you can see it here I made this card for today's FS49 seen here
Card Supplies:
Card Stock: Eggplant, Summer Sun
Ink: Summer Sun, Garden Green, Eggplant
Stamps: Mardi Gras, FLLC
I uses iridescent ice embossing powder on the mask.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

KSS U R My Love

Good Morning! I made this Gate Fold Pop Up card using stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps. (Playful Alphabet, Never a Loss 4 Words, Thanks with Style.) The larger hearts are made using my Cricut. The letter "Y" has stars and stripes I covered the stars with mini heart brads. I used my scor- pal to make the folds.
Thanks for stopping by!