Wednesday, August 20, 2008

butterfly sparkle

It's Wednesday...I finally have a day to sorta relax! Since I had nothing pressing and we woke up at 7:00 {we are slowly easing our way into school mode} I decided to start the day off with some stamping! I wandered over to the 2 Sketches 4 You blog to see what the challenge was this week...another great sketch! Those girls are so creative!! {and a big Thank You to Angie for turning me on to on their blog!} I used my Garden Whimsy butterfly which has hardly seen ink since I got it! It's a shame I know! I also tried out some Dazzling Diamonds, my 1st time {gasp}! You should be fully awake before messing with embossing powders or glitter though...I dumped my whole jar of heat and stick powder all over the floor! {ugh...} I flipped through the new catalog to find a color combo and used the colors from the Sweet Always paper. I had a hard time making a nice corner with the if anyone has any tips!!! {please share} After a 3rd try though I gave up and just stuck with this one! Oh well...
Have a fantastic at ya later!
what's in it?...
stamps...Garden Whimsy

paper...pumpkin pie, regal rose, whisper white, regal rose dsp (Crew Girl Scrap Kit)

ink...regal rose, chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, versamark

accessories...dazzling diamonds, white brads, chocolate ribbon
other...stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals, scallop punch, paper piercer, heat and stick powder, heat tool

Monday, August 18, 2008

tuggin' along

WOW....I feel like it has been forever since I last blogged! I have been sooo super busy! Tax free shopping weekend here in Texas is always when I go do my school clothes shopping (I can't resist saving a few $$ here and there!) so that took all of my Friday and Saturday! My kids are troopers though... a little bribery goes a long way when you make them shop all day for 2 days!...they were so great! They have all grown so much that I didn't dare go without them...they had to try stuff on and I was right...they all grew way to much! You might also be so relieved to know that I found a dress for my brothers wedding (I leave in a week...ahhh!) well if you aren't relieved, I am! So Sunday was recover day after shopping till we dropped and then today was the dreaded cleaning!!
So do I have anything new to share you ask?....NO! Just a card I made a while ago that I never got around to posting! It's pretty similar to one I have done in the past but I was bored when I made this so it got a few extra details! I cut out the windows and added acetate behind them and put brads to the middle of the life preservers. Gotta'd think a small break would be well deserved by now...but no...Shawn is out of town this week so I am mom and dad...I have my Stamp Club tomorrow night and lots to do to get ready!
chat at ya later!
what's in it?...
stamps...Boatloads of Love
paper...not quite navy, ruby red, old olive, whisper white
ink...not quite navy, ruby red, old olive, going gray, soft sky
accessories...olive ribbon, red, olive, navy brads,
other...cuttlebug & embossing folder, acetate, hobby blade, blender pens, distresser

Thursday, August 14, 2008

flowers for you

Hi! Time has gotten away from me...I have so much to do between now and the end of the month! There probably won't be alot of stamping time but I did squeeze in a few minutes took me about 4 hours to get it all in there...a minute here...2 minutes get the idea! I cased a card from the new catalog from (page 120) and it went along with the sketch challenge this week on Splitcoast. I love this color combo too...pretty huh?! Better much to do and so little time to do it in! :)
chat at ya later...
what's in it?...
stamps...Baroque Motifs

paper...baja breeze, old olive, chocolate chip, riding hood red, very vanilla

ink...old olive, baja breeze

accessories...pewter brads, chocolate twill ribbon

other...three for you punch

Sunday, August 10, 2008

purple people eater

Hey everyone! I have been busy with the kids and other various projects so I thought I would share a card I made about a week ago. On Splitcoast there is a demo challenge now called "Wicked". The ever talented Jan Tink showed us this cool technique called moonlighting. There were 3 challenges...all of which I got into this card...the technique, the colors and the layout. As soon as I started playing around with this card I thought of a one-eyed, one -horned flying purple people eater! (except for the flying!) He fits the bill nicely I think! Gotta keep this short today...I have to get to work on a special surprise I have for someone! (can't say who...she might see this)
I hope your week gets off to a fantastic start!!!
chat at ya later!
what's in it?...
stamps...Zoofari, Booglie Eyes, Itty Bitty Backgrounds

paper...perfect plum, tangerine tango, kiwi kiss, so saffron, whisper white saffron, perfect plum, black staz-on, versamark brads, black ribbon

other...watercolor brush, oval punch, sponge, ticket corner punch, dimensionals

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

almost an inchie

Good Wednesday Morning!!! How ya'll doing? As promised...a card with a new color combo...different than my last 3 posts! Yesterday we had Tropical Storm Edouard blow through which gave us some much needed rain! I spent the day inside with Shawn and the kids, we played games most of the day and just hung out! After dinner I snagged a quick couple of minutes to have some stamp time! I kept it simple. I used the flowers from the new hostess set Window Dressing. I colored the image with blender pens and ink pads and added just a few dazzling diamonds to the middle flowers. This almost made the "inchie" cut but my square is 1 1/4 in. Close I have mentioned before...I am always a day late and last to hop on any bandwagon...I have just recently learned what inchies are!! {If you have lived in a hole or a closet under the stairs like me then let me shed some light for you!...Inchies are just a one inch square that you can stamp, decorate, embellish, or whatever to add to your card...ahhhh...
hence the name inchie!!} It's are not alone! Free Smiley Courtesy of
Ok...gotta run...time to be a mom!
chat at ya later...
what's in it?...
stamps...Window Dressing, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
paper...soft sky, old olive, chocolate chip, cameo coral, whisper white
ink...soft sky, old olive, chocolate chip, cameo coral, apricot appeal
accessories...chocolate twill ribbon, pewter brads, dazzling diamonds
other...blender pens, glue dot, paper piercer & mat pack

Monday, August 4, 2008

a 2 sktches 4 you challenge

I know! I have about run this color combo into the ground! Are you sick of it yet? I just love it! has been very helpful in using up a ton of olive and blue scraps I have laying around! I promise my next card will have different colors!...really! I made this card for the 2 sketches 4 you challenge. I love the sketches these girls come up with! You will have to check 'em out! I glittered my chipboard flower. I have been having a lot of fun this weekend playing with my cosmo glitter! The colors are so pretty and glitter is fun! I didn't realize though the "stick" factor when I was playin'! I was trying them out on Saturday before Shawn and I went out on our date and after we got to the restaurant Shawn said "Oh is that new?...What did you put on?" I said "What do you mean?" He said "All the glitter on your face and neck!" Oh man!! After that I felt a little like a 14 yr old girl who tried to goop on all the sparkle make-up possible!! Oh well...what are you gonna do?
Alright enough of the shame...I hope you have a super great week!!! Thanks for coming by!!!
chat at ya later!
what's in it?...
stamps...Absolutely Fabulous

paper...bashful blue, old olive, night of navy, whisper white, bashful blue prints dsp

ink...night of navy ribbon, silver cord, clear button, cosmo glitter (light blue)

other...heat and stick powder, heat tool, dimensionals, chipboard flower, scallop punch