Friday, February 29, 2008

two challenges today!

Yippee...are you as excited as me that it's Friday?!! Only one more sleep till I go to see Michael Buble! I can hardly stand it....mmmm that voice just melts me like butta!! I'm also pretty excited about a night on the town with my hubby!! :)
Ok, Ok...on to card stuff...although I wouldn't mind spending more time on will get enough of that after the concert though!! I made this card for today's LSC over at are the rules...
only one flower stamp (sentiment optional), No designer paper, No Cuttlebug, No background stamps, Any embellishments, No Rub-ons ... except for sentiments
This wasn't as tricky as I thought is was going to be and it turned out pretty ok. I used one flower & colored it in with my markers to make it more fun. I used a flower ribbon slide on some rose ribbon, added a few brads, some diamond stickles and added the sentiment with close to cocoa. I also sponged the edges to soften it a bit. EAZY PEEZY!!

what's in it?...
stamps...True Friend
paper...kraft, old olive, apricot appeal, whisper white
ink...close to cocoa, markers; old olive, regal rose, apricot appeal
accessories...silver brads, flower ribbon slide, diamond stickles
other...stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals, ticket corner punch, sponge
Ok...last card is for Beate's weekend sketch challenge...I love these when I get the opportunity to do them! Isn't she the greatest to do these every week!! I made this card for my new niece MK don't look too close! {of you even have time to blog surf with a new baby!} Pretty straight forward card!
Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you all enjoy your weekend!!

what's in it?...
stamps...Big on Spring

paper...whisper white, certainly celery, designer paper (can't remember by who)
ink...pale plum, lavender lace, pixie pink, black, certainly celery
accessories...white brads, pink striped ribbon, star dust stickles

other...stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals, blender pen

Thursday, February 28, 2008

a cherry treat & birthday cards

Ughh...My internet was down all day yesterday and this morning I was finally able to get back on {after a lengthy phone call to customer service}...but I feel like I missed out on so much...really I didn't...cuz I have gone one whole day before without being on the computer! It's different though when you are too busy to get on and when your internet service provider says there is an outage...then really you find out your neighbors dog may have chewed the cable wires!! So what did I learn from this?...maybe I need to not be so attached to my computer! hmmm.....naaaa!!
Ok....How cute is this treat box? When I saw the Summer Picnic paper one of the first things I thought of was a treat container filled with these gummy cherries. They match the paper who doesn't love a gummy cherry? The only thing that bugs me...which I was afraid of when I had the idea is that the gummies gunk up the you have to put them in and then leave 'em alone. It still looks cute though. On the top of the box I punched a circle from the cherry paper with just one cherry on it and I used Crystal Effects to make the cherry shine. I also used my crop-a-dile to emboss the scallop.
what' in it?...
paper...real red, old olive, Summer Picnic dsp
accessories...acetate, crystal effects

other...crop-a-dile, sticky strip tape, scallop punch, 1 1/2 & 1 1/4 inch circle punch, giga square punch

I also made a couple of cards for upcoming birthdays. I did a girl & a boy one. I used the Birthday Whimsy set which is available in the Sale-a-bration catty. The boy one I have made before, I just used a different color combo this time...I got the card idea from Kristina. The girl one I just cut out balloons, added cord for the string and popped them up on dimensionals. Super easy and super quick cards today!
Thanks for stopping by!!!
what' in it?... {boy}
stamps...Birthday Whimsy, Spunky Spots jumbo wheel

paper...basic gray, pumpkin pie, bashful blue, whisper white

ink...basic gray, pumpkin pie, bashful blue, wild wasabi
accessories...pumpkin brad, wild wasabi ribbon

other...dimensionals, stamp-a-ma-jig

what's in it?... {girl}
stamps...Birthday Whimsy, Spunky Spots jumbo wheel

paper...regal rose, lavendar lace, basic grey, whisper white

ink...regal rose, lavendar lace, basic grey, wild wasabi
accessories...silver brad, purple ribbon, silver cord, star dust stickles


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

a flower bouquet for me

day! I have to go finish getting some things ready for Book Club tonight! :)Hi!! I wanted to quickly share a project I made only took me about 30 minutes! Since I spent last week reorganizing my stamp space I wanted something cheery to put on my stamp table! So I decided to give myself some flowers! I used the die-cut blooms that are available in the new Occasions Mini (you can orders yours starting March 1st) Since I didn't have to cut or punch anything it made this project go super fast. I also used my new silver hardware that I just got yesterday. (also available in the Occasions Mini) I added the word "happiness" from the love & happiness rub-ons. Oh and I got the little blue bucket from my local dollar store! Have a great One last thing!...I wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the nice comments you gals have left me! I can't even tell you how much they brighten my day! It means alot to me to know that you are out there! I have made some great "cyber stampin' friends"!!! You guys rock!!!
See ya {hugz}
what's in it?...

paper...real red, pumpkin
pie, bashful blue, old olive
accessories...silver hodgepodge
hardware, pumpkin & red ribbon love & happiness rub-ons
other...crop-a-dile, paper shred, styrofoam, blue bucket, hammer, paper piercer

Sunday, February 24, 2008

cupcake wishes

I made these cards a few days ago. I cased the card from Kristina...check out her blog here. She has fabulous Make A Card Mondays. I made a girl and a boy one. Like I said before I am making all my cards in twos.
Ok gotta run...I have lots to do...the kids are out of school tomorrow so we are going to go to the zoo! The weather is going to be gorgeous!! :)
what' in it?...
stamps...Doodlebug birthday, Birthday Whimsy

whisper white, so saffron, bashful blue Cutie Pie dsp, Summer Picnic dsp
ink...basic black, markers:
bashful blue, old olive, pumpkin pie, so saffron, rose red, certainly celery
accessories...celery & olive ribbon, clear circle stickers

other...dimensionals, circle punches

Saturday, February 23, 2008


I made these bookmarks for the girls in my Book Club...this month it's my turn to host so I thought this would be a fun little thing to give them! Wanna know a little secret!?...can I just tell you that the reason behind the bookmarks was a selfish one! I finally decided to get a crop-a-dile...after all this time of insisting I didn't need one...I have a works! Well it is da bomb!!! It's like butta....setting them in. So after I got it I thought what can I make that will let me play with this thing alot! So I came up with the idea for bookmarks! I even impressed my little Tyson...{he's my 7 yr old & loves to stamp too} He said it was a marvelous & magnificent creation!...the crop-a-dile! {those of you that know Ty, know that this is the way he talks...he's got a 30 yr old mind trapped inside a 7 yr old body!!!} Gotta run...gotta go pick up that marvelous & magnificent creation we call Ty from a birthday party!!
Have a marvelous & magnificent weekend! :)
what's in it?...

paper...kraft, white, groovy guava, so saffron, lavender lace, regal rose, soft sky, wild wasabi

ink...groovy guava, so saffron, lavender lace, regal rose, soft sky, wild wasabi

accessories...jumbo silver eyelets, diamond stickles, ribbon: papaya, lemonade, purple, dotted rose, light blue, wild wasabi ds


Friday, February 22, 2008

a bug birthday

I forgot that Tyson has a birthday to go to tomorrow so I needed a cute boy card! Bugs always scream BOY to me!! Isn't this card too cute...I almost don't want to give it away! I will have to just make one for myslef I guess! I used my new Jersey Shore DSP. I used my Creative Memeories circle cutter to make the magnifying was a pretty easy card. On the inside I made a pocket for the gift card...which inspired my bug card...when I went to Target I found this lizard gift card...too cute to pass up! Ok gotta to the rodeo!!
what's in it?...
stamps...Bug & Kisses

paper...brilliant blue, wild wasabi, pumpkin pie, white, Jersey Shore DSP

ink...wild wasabi, pumpkin pie, white craft

accessories...pumpkin brads cutter, dimensionals, word window punch

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

double the fun

I made these cards in record time on Monday afternoon! After visiting Angie's blog and seeing her cute card I had to make a couple myself! If you haven't been to her really, don't walk there....besides being a super talented stamper and scrapper she is a hoot...if I ever need a good laugh I head over to her blog!! These cards were super simple...which is what I am all about right now! For some reason I have been making everything in's always nice to build up the "stash" in case of a card emergency! I just cut out some squares of ds paper, punched out the little flowers and started sticking stuff down! They really were super fast, easy and I think they turned out pretty cute!
Enjoy your Wednesday...I have my last (hopefully) appointment with the foot doctor today and then I should be good to go! It will be so nice to start walking again!
what's in it?...
paper...kraft, summer picnic dsp

ink...old olive marker
accessories...silver brads, red stripped & fat blue ribbon,
love & happiness rub-ons, clear circle stickers
other...three for you punch, paper piercer

Sunday, February 17, 2008

a no stampin' card

Did I already say how much I love the summer picnic paper?...well I do...I LOVE IT!! I see alot of it in my future! The colors are fantabulous! When I buy a pack of designer paper, I always end up with one or two sheets that I don't really use....not this paper...I have thought of ways to use it all!! This was a fairly simple card. I didn't do any stamping. I used the layout from the sketch challenge at Splitcoast. I used as many pieces of my yummy paper as I possibly could! I also used my new die cut blooms that will be available in the upcoming Occasions Mini. They are great...easy to punch out without the little pieces to trim and they are textured cardstock. I punched a flower from the dsp to put in the build-a-brad. I distress edges and last added a ribbon..then I decided to try adding a rub-on on the went on alot better than I thought it would. After I was finished with the card I liked it so much I made another one...I just made a few small changes...I used my red striped ribbon and added a rub-on sentiment on the paper.
Have a great Sunday...Shawn left today for a 2 week business trip so the kids and I are enjoying some relax time after all the "busy" we have's a gorgeous day here in Katy today!! We are even able to open the windows and enjoy a nice breeze!! :)
what's in it?...

paper...white textured, old olive, real red, bashful blue, Summer Picnic dsp {die cut blooms textured
accessories...pewter brads, build-a-brad, fat red & red striped ribbon, love & happiness rub-ons
other...1/2 circle punch, dimensionals, cutter kit (distresser)

Friday, February 15, 2008

bride to be...

Wow...what a went by so fast! I can't believe it's Friday already?!! We have had a busy week ! I will get to all that in another post but I wanted to share this card I made for someone...I can't tell you who it's for cuz she checks out my blog...although if she reads this she may guess it's for her! I finally got my stuff I preordered from the Occasions Mini catalog. It was sitting in SLC for a while waiting for the weather to cooperate. I love the Big on Spring stamp is so darling...I have already used all 3 of the stamps. I knew there wouldn't be a ton of opportunities to use the "bride" stamp so I am taking advantage of every chance I get!! I used the colors from the Summer Picnic DSP. I colored in the image with my blender pens and markers. I layered lots of papers, added a few brads, a little ribbon...and whalla! (is that a word?) Well...have a fantastic day! Thanks for stopping by!!
what' in it?...
stamps...Big on Spring
paper...bashful blue, real red, pumpkin pie, old olive, Summer Picnic dsp, whisper white
ink... bashful blue, real red, pumpkin pie, old olive
accessories...silver brads, red ribbon
other...stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals, blender pen

I just started a family blog....feel free to check it out!! :) The Fabulous Fullmers

Sunday, February 10, 2008

more super cute onesies!

I made a few more onesie cards and are they just the cutest or what?!! I am waiting quite impatiently for my Stampin' Up! order to arrive cuz I have a really cute idea for these onesies but need my order to make it happen! (they were shipped but are sitting in SLC...UPS says adverse weather weather is fine!...I want my stuff!!!) Ok...whining over...temporarily! This is just a short post tonight...I am anxious to get my kiddos to bed after our long weekend and lots of late nights....then I will get some stamping time in and I can have a few things to show you this week!! {hugz}
what's in it?...
stamps...Pun Fun
paper...whisper white, almost amethyst, almost amethyst DSP
ink...basic black, going grey, regal rose, almost amethyst
accessories...silver brads, crystal effects
other...1 1/2 inch circle punch, scallop punch, blender pen