Thursday, April 30, 2009

Whale of a Birthday

No time to blog about anything this morning...I am headed out the door {should've been 2 minutes ago} to go on a field trip with Kyler and his class. We are going to Dewberry Farms. Have a fantastic day!!!
chat at ya later...
what's in it?...
stamps...Pun Fun, Eat Cake
paper...real red, baja breeze, pacific blue, kiwi kiss, whisper white
ink...real red, baja breeze versamark
accessories...silver brads, kiwi ribbon, clear embossing powder scissors, scallop edge punch, dimensionals, heat tool, stamp-a-ma-jig
I am home from the field trip and I am exhausted! I had 4 very active little boys in my group that ran from one thing to the next and I had to keep up with them! It was a lot of fun though...I wish I could take some of that 6 yr. old energy and bottle it up for myself! :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A birthday tote

Today the kids are home from school...we got sooo much rain last night that the flooding was insane. School is canceled and the kids get a freebie! Shawn and I woke up about 3:45 to look outside cuz the thunder and hail was so loud. The water was half way up our yard. It's all gone now but some people in the Houston area weren't so lucky and they are dealing with much worse!
Here is a birthday tote I made to show my stamp club girls. I was really excited when I saw this idea...I have hardly used my basket die cut. I was glad for a reason to try something new with it! I love this birthday paper...I am almost out, I don't know what I will do when it's gone! {sniff, sniff} Here is a link to the tutorial I found for these totes. I backed my dsp with cardstock so it would be sturdier. I didn't have a chance to fill this up yet...but I will when I decide who it's going to.
Have a great and hopefully dry day! ;)
chat at ya later...
what's in it?...
stamps...Loop to Loop
paper...riding hood red, basic grey, baja breeze, whisper white, Hand Drawn dsp
ink...riding hood red, baja breeze brad, baja breeze ribbon, celery ribbon
other...baskets and bloom die cut, big shot, circle punches, sticky strip, corner rounder, blender pens

Monday, April 27, 2009

Fabulous Topiary

Just a quick post for today...I am ridiculously behind in all the things I need to get done. Despite being behind here I sit at the computer blogging! :) {sheepish grin here} This was just a simple card I made to play with my new Blooming with Love set that I got a few weeks ago. I have had fun playing with it and trying to color the terra cotta pot. I feel like that tiny little thing is about all I can handle when it comes to coloring something realistically with that light spot hitting it! :)
It's raining so hard right now...I am gonna go do some of my stuff and listen to the thunder and rain!
chat at ya later
what's in it?...
stamps...Blooming with Love, Absolutely Fabulous
paper...baja breeze, kraft, chocolate chip, whisper white, Parisian Breeze dsp
ink...creamy caramel, sahara sand, certainly celery, old olive, black Staz-On
accessories...baja breeze ribbon
other...stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals, blender pens

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Choo, Choo....

Here is another one of the cards I made Friday. This one was fun. It took way too long for this little thing....but it was still fun to make! I colored each image with markers and stamped on white cardstock. I cut out each train car and adhered it with dimensionals. I rolled the track in close to cocoa. After cutting all the train cars I didn't feel like cutting out the little puffs of black smoke so I punched them out with my 1/2 in. circle punch. Once I got all the cars on, there wasn't really room for anything else so I added some olive ribbon and I was done!
Have a nice rest of your Sunday...hope you are getting to relax a little before the week starts!
chat at ya later!
what's in it?...
stamps...Choo, Choo, Sweet Little Sentiments, Crazy for Cupcakes

paper...real red, whisper white

ink...close to cocoa, chocolate chip, markers; old olive, brilliant blue, real red, so saffron, black, chocolate chip

accessories...olive ribbon

other...1/2 in. circle punch, dimensionals, wheel, stamp-a-ma-jig, exacto knife

Saturday, April 25, 2009


I actually found some stamping time yesterday...truth be told I stamped all day! I think I found a little of my mojo that had left me! I was getting ready for my Stamp Club and I just started stamping all sorts of cards! I had so much fun...I haven't done random cards for a long time!! This one was the first one I did and I needed a starting point. I cased a card from the catalog. {I don't remember the page #...but it's next to the Zoofari set} I wanted to try out my new wheel guide. I finally broke down and got one because I never use my wheels...why you ask?...cuz I can never get them straight! I don't know why I didn't get one years ago! It's wonderful! {it's great for my OCD and my need to have it be perfect!} I stamped the birds in black Staz-On and colored with my blender pens and ink pads. I crumpled & ripped paper {very therapeutic}, added some ribbon and brads and card #one was done! :) I liked how it turned out so well this ended up being the make and take at Stamp Club.
I am excited to be able to have things to share with you this week! Thanks for coming by! Have a great weekend! chat at ya later...
what's in it?...
stamps...Zoofari, See ya Around jumbo wheel
paper...bashful blue, pretty in pink, certainly celery, whisper white
ink...bashful blue, pretty in pink, certainly celery, apricot appeal, sahara sand, black Staz-On
accessories...saffron striped ribbon, silver brads
other...wheel guide, stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals, blender pens

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sympathy Card

Good Wednesday Afternoon!!!
This is my very first sympathy card I have ever made. Unfortunately I have needed them in the past but I never wanted to make one. I always felt more comfortable letting Hallmark do it! I decided to just bite the bullet and get the Thoughts and Prayers set. I loved all the sentiments and the tree is one of my favorite images! This came together quicker and easier than I thought it would. I wish I didn't need these in my stash...but I do so I guess I will be making a few more. I colored the tree with my chocolate chip and mellow moss markers. I was super impressed with myself after I was finished the card I realized I am capable of making a card that looks nice without ribbon! I didn't know it could be done! ;)
Have a fabulous day!! chat at ya later!
what's in it?...
stamps...Thoughts and Prayers

paper...chocolate chip, kraft, baja breze, whisper white, Parisian Breeze dsp

ink...chocolate chip; chocolate chip, mellow moss markers

accessories...pewter brads

other...stamp-a-ma-jig, oval and scallop oval punch, dimensionals

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Banner

Hello! I am finally able to post something! My computer decided to go all haywire on me. I couldn't open some of my files...some things were lost...I couldn't download my pictures. It's been a major headache! We are slowly getting things fixed...I think we figured out the problem. (when I say we, I mean my hubby...I just sat next to him pretty useless while he fixed it!)
I started this banner back at the beginning of March. (embarrassing, I know) I was so excited to use the Walk in the Park dsp. I finally finished and hung the banner yesterday! I love the way it turned out! The chipboard birds and branches are soooo cute! I used Summer Love Rub-Ons and the Great Friend stamp set. I inked all the edges in chocolate chip. After I started putting it together I wasn't sure that grey paper was really saying "spring" but after it was all finished I really love it! I love the different color combo! :) I am really having fun making banners for the different holidays and seasons. It's been a great way for me to use up some of that paper I end up hoarding! I am getting a little better!
Anyway...hope you like it! Thanks for lookin'! Have a super Monday and hope your week starts out wonderful!! at ya later!
what's in it?...
stamps...Great Friend

paper...baja breeze, so saffron, kiwi kiss, cameo coral, whisper white, Walk in the Park dsp
ink...baja breeze, so saffron, kiwi kiss, cameo coral, chocolate chip
accessories...silver brads, saffron ribbon, kiwi kiss and baja breeze buttons, dazzling diamonds, sticky cut letters, Summer Love rub-ons, chocolate chip brads, so saffron brads, jumbo silver eyelets
other...dimensionals, big shot, pennant die, circle cutter, chipboard, circle punch, oval scallop punch, distresser, crop-a-dile

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Tote-ally Awesome Tote of my own

I have said it before and I will say it again! Miss Becky is amazing!!! I know you have to have seen these totes floating around out there. She came up with this...I just changed the paper on this one to make it my own. I love her tutorials...they are easy to follow and a super great deal!! I didn't have alot of time to take these aren't the best. {sorry} I had to get this in the mail. I decided to leave the clear inserts out of the inside of the box. I filled it with yellow shred and put a gift inside. It's for a special someone...they will see when it gets to them in the mail. :) The front pockets have chocolate and lip gloss in them. For my closure I used a build-a-brad and my scallop oval punch. I also used magnets to close the tote instead of velcro. It works fantastic!
Thanks for coming by! Sorry it's been slow posting over here. We have been so busy that I am just not finding time to sit and stamp just cuz. I have been getting ready for 3 classes I have this weekend and next week. Thanks for being patient and stickin' with me!! :)
Have a super fantabulous day!
chat at ya later!
what's in it?... kiss, Good Morning Sunshine dsp

accessories...chocolate ribbon, chocolate double stitched ribbon, pewter build-a-brad, jumbo pewter eyelets
other...scallop edge punch, dimensionals, magnets, crystal effects, crop-a-dile

Friday, April 10, 2009

Wheelbarrow of trees

Happy Friday and Happy 4 day weekend to us. The kids are out today and Monday for a long Easter weekend. We are leaving in about 20 minutes to go see Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D. I know you will all be anxiously holding your breath waiting for that review. ;) Kyler has his first soccer game tomorrow and then there is some running around here and there for kids that needs to be done...Easter on Sunday...and Monday we will play by ear after we see how the kids are holding up after all the sugar from egg hunts and bunny goodies!
This is a card I made last weekend. I am loving this set the more I use it. There isn't a whole lot to tell that you can see from looking at the picture.
I hope that you have a super Happy Easter Weekend!!!
chat at ya later!
what's in it?...
stamps...Blooming with Love

paper...whisper white, baja breeze, chocolate chip, Parisian Breeze dsp

ink...baja breeze, chocolate chip, creamy caramel, certainly celery, old olive

accessories...baja breeze ribbon, pewter jumbo eyelet, blue rhinestone brad, crystal effects

other...stamp-a-ma-jig, 1 3/8 & 1 1/4 circle punches, eyelet border punch, dimensionals, blender pens

Monday, April 6, 2009

Spilled Dirt

Good Monday Morning! I hope that you enjoyed your weekend! The weather here was absolutely gorgeous and we were able to just relax all weekend! No schedule to keep....that is almost unheard of for us, so it was really nice! :)
I had some time to play with some new goodies I got Friday afternoon. This is one of the cards I made. I am having fun with this set and "masking". It's a technique that has been around forever...but some sets just lend themselves better than others to this. I felt especially creative when I decided to make one of the pots 'tip' over and spill out the dirt. That just seemed appropriate to how I plant flowers! Always a mess! :)
I hope you have a super fabulous Monday and great start to your week!
chat at ya later!
what's in it?...
stamps...Blooming with Love
paper...baja breeze, regal rose, so saffron, chocolate chip, whisper white, Parisian Breeze dsp staz-on, creamy caramel, sahara sand, chocolate chip, baja breeze, regal rose, so saffron, kiwi kiss
accessories...saffron ribbon, silver brads, adhesive crystals, crystal effects
other...lace edge punch, circle punches, dimensionals, blender pens, post-it notes, stamp-a-ma-jig

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Easter Basket

Here is yet another copy from another super duper talented lady! Monica at Monica's Passions. She makes super cute things and I always love her bright, bold colors! She has a video on how to make this darling little basket. I had candy in it but it was eaten by my kiddos way before I got the picture was taken. I really love this basket and it is super simple. I am going to be making some of these for a few little easter treats for some special gals on my list! :)
Have a fabulous weekend! We are going to enjoy the gorgeous weather we have. I will also be working on getting Kyler feeling better...he has tonsillitis. I had some new goodies come yesterday so I am going to find some time this weekend to do a little stampin'!
chat at ya later!
what's in it?...
paper...certainly celery, delicate dots dsp

accessories...brads, so saffron ribbon

other...scallop edge punch, paper shred

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

another copy

I told you lots of copies this week! ;) This one is from the new Occasions Mini Catalog that came out today! This card is on the front cover. I am loving the rub-on cards with transparency sheets! They are such cool cards...but super simple and super quick! These cute rub-ons are in the mini catalog...Summer Love Rub-Ons.
A non-stamping moment! Did any of you see American Idol last night? The kids and I love to sit and watch together! {Actually I started making them fold their laundry while we's great, all the laundry gets done and no one complains too much cuz they all want to watch! I just gotta figure out how to get laundry done when the season ends!} Anyway....I have a couple of favorites on there...Megan is one of them...but last night was not good! As she was finished singing Kailee said, "She sounded like a goat!" :) {thought that was too funny...and she kinda did!}
thanks for all the super sweet comments you have left!
chat at ya later! :)
what's in it?...
paper...whisper white, transparency sheet
accessories...baja breeze ribbon, Summer Love rub-ons
other...glue dots