Monday, March 30, 2009

Copy Cat Basket

Hello...Happy Monday! How has your week started? Mine was exciting...I popped on over to Nancy's blog to check out her Ipicks and imagine my surprise when I saw that my Rolodex Birthday Reminder {see post below} was one of her picks! That was a fun start to the week...I love seeing Nancy's picks! Thanks Nancy!! :)
This basket is a total copy cat of the one that MJ Albright did. That girl is amazing! I had just barely gotten my top note and scallop envelope die in the mail when she posted her basket and I wanted to try one too! {a little side note...check out the boat pop up card that MJ made it is sooo cute! } This week I am going to be sharing a lot of copy cat projects I have done over the past month. I have been quite busy with a couple of banner projects {I will be able to show you soon} so I haven't made anything new in a couple weeks!
Thanks for stopping at ya later!
what's in it?...
stamps...A Little Something
paper...sahara sand, whisper white, Delicate Dots dsp
ink..chocolate chip, bashful blue, certainly celery
accessories...pewter jumbo eyelets, pewter brads, celery twill ribbon, hemp twine
other...crop-a-dile, dimensionals, sponge, three for you punch, paper shred, hershey chocolate eggs, big shot, scallop envelope die, top note die

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Rolodex birthdays

I am here, I am here, I am here {can you hear the chant from 'Horton Hears a Who' when the "Who's" are trying to be heard on the speck!} I can't believe how much time has passed since I last posted anything! I am just being way too busy with responsible things...I need to be a better blogger! :) This last week was spring break for my kids so I was busy playing the part of entertainer for the week. I think we will finally be getting back to our normal routine and hopefully that will include some major stamping time for me!
Remember way back in this post when I labeled it sneak peek and then didn't follow up! I know it's embarrassingly late but that's about my life these days! So here is what I made. For a really long time I have wanted a better way to remember birthdays. The books and calendars just weren't cuttin' it for me! So I decided to make my own rolodex. I love this idea for 2 because I thought of it all on my own. After making it I have seen that others thought of it too but I am proud to say before I went searching and saw anyone else's work I thought this one up in my very own head!!! :) The second reason is cuz it is soooo handy for me. I can slip new names in there without having to squeeze it in on a calendar or do any crossing out or erasing!! I keep it out on my stamp table so that it is accessible and I can check it at the beginning of every month and know what I need! I found the super cute paper at Joann's and just cut out some of the cute images for each month. I kept this simple cuz I knew it would get a lot of use with me flipping through. I also found a super cool rolodex punch at Office Max!
I hope that you have had a fantastic weekend and have a great start to your week!
chat at ya later!
what's in it?...
paper...riding hood red, baja breeze, certainly celery, whisper white, sahara sand, DCWV dsp
ink...riding hood red, baja breeze, certainly celery, chocolate chip
other...1 3/8, 1 1/4, 1 inch circle punches, dimensionals, roladex punch, corner rounder

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A banner for Kyler

Yesterday was Kyler's baby is 6 I can hardly believe it! Time goes by waaayyyy too fast! I made him a special birthday banner. Instead of doing Happy Birthday, I did his name so he can hang it on his bedroom wall when it finally comes off the the mantle. He loved it! I used the Cosmo Cricket Robot paper I have. I bought a ton of it when it first came is great boy paper! :) The letters are chipboard with white craft ink and some white fun flock on it. It turned out cute and was pretty fast to put together...I did the whole thing yesterday afternoon.
Have a great day and weekend! I am going with some friends to a hotel and a girls weekend tomorrow and Saturday. I can't will be so fun to have some fun girl time! :)
chat at ya later...thanks for coming by!
what's in it?...
paper...soft sky, wild wasabi, blue bayou, Cosmo Cricket dsp
ink...soft sky, wild wasabi, blue bayou, white craft
accessories...pewter jumbo eyelets, pewter brads, blue bayou ribbon, chipboard letter, fun flock
other...Bis Shot, pennant die cut, distresser, robot cut outs (Cosmo Cricket), dimensionals

Friday, March 6, 2009

Manhattan Flowers

I have more new goodies to share! I also got the Manhattan Flower folder in my preorder! {i love the preorder perk of being a Stampin' Up! demo} Isn't it fabulous? It's similar to a Cuttlebug folder. This makes a really deep impression though and it's gorgeous. I love the simplicity and clean look. I ran my folder through the Big Shot with a piece of dsp from Walk in the Park. I loved the all grey look with just a pop of color from the ribbon! I sanded the flower print so it would really stand out. I used one of my new jumbo grommets, a white one. just poke the grommet through your paper and folder the little spikeys down with your bone folder...easy peasy! I tried all sorts of things yesterday with this folder but this was my favorite.
Yeah for Friday....hope you have a super fantastic weekend!
chat at ya later!
what's in it?...
paper...basic grey, Walk in the Park dsp
accessories...white jumbo grommet, olive ribbon
other...sanding block, Big Shot, Manhattan Flower plate, glue dots

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I was too excited to wait till tomorrow to post this card! I got my new pre-order goodies today and look at this super cute card!! I love the new Walk in the Park dsp and Great Friend set that will be available in the Occasions Mini! I thought I would post this first and then I am going to go play around some more with a few other things I got! I can't wait to try out the new Manhattan Flower Texture Plate. It is gorgeous!!! It's in the back of the Spring/Summer Catty. Oh, I almost forgot...don't ya love that scalloped oval? I sure do! I feel like my scallop punches are complete. to play!! :)
definitely be chattin' at ya later!
what's in it?...
stamps...Great Friend

paper...baja breeze, basic grey, kiwi kiss, whisper white, Walk in the Park dsp

ink...baja breeze, regal rose

accessories...baja breeze ribbon and button, Summer Love rub-ons,

other...1 3/4, 1 3/8 circle punch, lg oval punch, scallop oval punch, rub-on tool, dimensionals

Off Roadin'

Happy Wednesday! I am in such a great mood today...I went and got a pedicure and pedicure day is always a good day!! I think pretty feet are happy feet!!! :) I love the place I go to get my nails done. Tony is fabulous with my nails, Amy is the best pedicure gal ever {she always comes up with super cute, fun and beautiful designs for my big toe} and Jenny does beautiful eyebrow work!!
Anyway...this is a quick card I did the other night. I loved this set the minute I saw it. It reminds me of my sister-in-law and brother-in-law. They are the outdoorsy, camping, jeep drivin', bike riding kinda people and they love this screams Tami and Jason!! I decided to practice my water coloring is a work in progress...I don't know why it's so hard for me but I really struggle with it! This turned out cute but not what I had hoped for. I made this really simple. I added a small dot of crystal effects to the dog's nose to give him that "wet nose" look that dogs have!
Have a super great day and go get a'll feel better!! :)
chat at ya later!
what's in it?...
stamps...Hit the Road
paper...creamy caramel, close to cocoa, chocolate chip, watercolor paper
ink...creamy caramel, close to cocoa, chocolate chip, real red, going grey, basic grey, old olive, so saffron, black staz-on
accessories...chocolate felt ribbon, dew drops,, crystal effects
other...1/2 inch circle punch, distresser, aquapainter, sponge

Sunday, March 1, 2009

another acetate card

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We did! It was busy but super fun and then we got to sneak in some relax time today! :) The Katy Rodeo was soooo much fun! I am going to be posting pictures on my family blog soon if you want to take a look.
This is another acetate card I made when I went a little crazy and made a bunch last week! I like this "hey cupcake" sentiment. I wish it was a stamp! These are just rub-ons from the Loop to Loop/Hand Drawn Bundle. The "hey cupcake" it on the acetate and the cupcake image and brad are on the baja breeze paper.
Have a great start to your week tomorrow! Can you believe it's March already? Where does the time go?
chat at ya later!
what's in it?...
paper...not quite navy, baja breeze, old olive, regal rose, acetate brad, olive ribbon, Loop to Loop rub-ons
other...distresser, glue dots