Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!!
This picture is of my NEW Niece, Ariana she is 3 months old..isn't she CUTE? My brother Jacob & his Girlfriend Latrisha are the proud parents!!
I know it's not New Years yet.....we still have a few hours to go but I thought I would share
my News Year Resolutions with you,
1. No More Swearing, YES I love to use bad words in my vocabulary, so I have decided to STOP all together, since Myles' favorite word is M..... F.....! Well it's my fault so I have to change!
2. Eat better FOOD!! No more fast food
3. Learn to COOK, well this would definitely HELP with #2!! Not just Mac N Cheese either, real MEALS! I bought some COOK BOOKS so that should help!
4. Step Up my STAMPIN UP! Business, do 3 workshops a month!!!
That was husbands IDEA!! I think he wants me to make some $ with SU! I know how to I have just been LAZY.....NO MORE LAZINESS in 2008!!
5. You'll LOVE This ONE....Focus on My BLOG....POST EVERYDAY!!!!
6. GO TO CHURCH!!!!! Get involved with a local church!! Since we moved back from GA, 1 1/2
Years ago we have not attended CHURCH, shame on ME!!!
7. Get Organized!!! No more Paper Trail of Bills & School Papers!!!
8. Make my Car Payment ON TIME!!!!! it just slips my mind....
9.Get my KIDS to complete there HOMEWORK every night before 9PM!!!!
This is just a FEW of my New Years Resolutions!!!!!
I hope you have a SAFE & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Post It Note Holder.....
I am so sorry I have been gone for so longgggggggggg...........
I have been sick with my MS, this time of year is when I have my MS Exacerbation.
I guess my body doesn't do well with all the holiday stress!!
So I have been very weak & tired.
I have been sleeping and resting. Not any stamping!!!
This post it note holder I made for my craft fair.
These are so much fun and easy to make. Great teachers gifts!!!!
I got my New Stampin' Up! Spring Summer Collection!!!!!
All I can say is OH MY!!!!!It's AWESOME!!!!!!!!
I have to have everything!!
I got my catty in the mail was my complimentary catty from SU!
I have not received my pre-ordered catty's yet!!
I love all the New Stamp Sets, Patterned Paper is AWESOME, the color combo's are Great!! New ribbon, beads, punches and more!!!
The cover is Groovy Guava and is beautiful!!
My Pre-Order is coming tomorrow!!
Brown is going to deliver my New Pre-Order
with My New Stamp Sets
for me to play with
So come back tomorrow for a Pre-View of New
Art Work!!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Lunch Boxes...
From My Craft Fair!
Sorry I have not posted in a while...
I have been so busy with this craft fair I did last weekend.
When I spend so much time Stamping & Paper Crafting, I actually get
tired of Stamping and don't even want to touch my craft desk!
It's been a week and my desk looks so lonely!
I wonder if anyone else ever feels this same way,
If you do I would love to hear your comments!!
Well my craft show was really slow, we got 12 inches of snow Saturday & Sunday.
I only sold a few things but got some new customers
So I guess it wasn't a total loss!!
My Lunch boxes were decorated with Contraban Paper
I can't remember what company the paper came from.
I had bought it last year!!
So I hope you will enjoy looking at my Lunch Boxes!!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Merry Christmas
Sandy Claws....
I just LOVE this stamp set "Crab & Company".
It's not in the Fall & Winter Collection
but it will be in the Spring & Summer Collection!!
You can still order this set, it's on the dormant list!
I think this card is so cute for Christmas Cards but.....
Lots of cutting so if you have allot to send out maybe this card is not for you.
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Crab & Company, All Holidays
Card Stock: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Simply Scrappin Winter Bright
Ink: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Real Red Marker, Blender Pen, Chalks, Rose Ribbon

Friday, November 23, 2007

Christmas Cards....
I have a New Stamping Buddie in my Apartment Building!! I love finding Stamping's so much fun to stamp with someone else. My Friend Charissa is new to Stamping and this is the card we made last week. I think I will make a bunch of these for my Christmas Cards this year!! I always send a Family Picture with a brag sheet & a Stamped Card too!! Hopefully this year I will have them in the mail in time for Christmas. Last year my Christmas Cards were mailed the same time I sent Valentines Cards!! OOPS.......
at least they got mailed!!!
Card recipe
Stamp Set: Season Of Joy
Card Stock: Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Winter Bright Simply Scrappin Kit
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, River Rock
Accessories: Scalloped Punch, Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Winter Bright Simply Scrappin Kit

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

More Clippies!!!
I used my favorite stamp set Garden Whimsey!!

Giant Paper Clips.....
I made these for an upcoming craft show on December 1st & 2nd!
I used Stampin' Up!'s scalloped punch!!
I LOVE this PUNCH!!!!
So many ways to use it!!
I don't know how much I should sell these for?
Please share any ideas with me in a comment and I will give away
I'll send the lucky winner 2 of my Big Paper Clips!!
I'll announce the winner on Friday!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wednesday Sketch Challenge.....
Sorry I have not been posting for the past few days, I am getting ready for an Craft Fair this Saturday! So I have been busy making fun stuff, I will share some pictures with you soon!
Today I had time to make a card using the card sketch from SplitCoastStampers!
If you would like to View the SCS Card Sketch Challenge give it a try!!!
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Seasonal Whimsy
Card Stock: Blue Bayou, DSPaper Porcelain Prints, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blue Bayou, White Versa Color
Accessories: Brads, White Embossing Powder

Garden Whimsy
This is my favorite set from the Stampin' Up! Fall Winter Collection. I know you have heard me talk about this before, it's just so much fun to stamp with! I made this card with some left over scraps, gotta use up those scraps and what better way then designing this simple cute card!!
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Garden Whimsy
Card Stock: Rose Red, Whisper White, DSPaper Cutie Pie
Ink: Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Black
Accessories: Apricot Appeal Ribbon, Soft Subtles Brads

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bloggers Challenge 20....
Sorry I am so late posting this challenge, my computer has been ill.
But here I am.......
This weeks challenge was to use a picture in my card, so I came up with this 6x6 layout using my favorite picture from this summer!
This is such a great picture of Jason & the kids at Valley Fair amusement park!
Jason works for Toyota and they treated all the Toyota families to a day at Valley Fair Amusement Park! The kids had a great time, they even rode the Roller Coasters!!
I don't like any type of amusement rides, I get really sick!!

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: None
Card Stock: Cool Caribbean, DSPaper Petals & Paisley
Ink: None
Accessories: White Paper Clip, Tempting Turquoise Ribbon, Picture Corner Punch

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Madeline's Card!!

This card my daughter Madeline made a few weeks ago!

Madeline is 11 and loves to go to my desk and stamp!!

She is a great artist, has always been the best in her art class at school!

Until this year when she decided to learn to play the violin and now she tells

me she doesn't like art so much! Maybe because do so much art at home...

Madeline has so many talents & interests.

She has always loved animals and wants to be veterinarian when she grows up!

She also enjoys designing clothes, sewing & anything to do with the computer!

This year she is in 5th grade and has a school laptop for the year!

They use the laptop all day long & bring it home to do homework!

Boy I wish we had that when I was kid!! We did not even have computers!

So I hope you have enjoyed learning more about Madeline!

Enjoy her cute card too...

My New Stamp Sets....
I received my SU order on Halloween and have been stampin' away all weekend!!
I Love these stamp sets All Holidays & Season of Joy.
This saying is so cute! I love all the different words!
I used Blue Bayou, River Rock & Very Vanilla for my card.
I also used my new scalloped punch!
And of course my New DSPaper Porcelain Prints!
I think this card is very elegant! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!!
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: All Holidays, Season of Joy
Card Stock: Blue Bayou, River Rock, DSPaper Porcelain Prints
Ink: Blue Bayou
Accessories: Slit punch, Scalloped punch, Blue Bayou Ribbon, Brad

Bloggers Challenge 19....
This weeks challenge was to use Embellishments!!!
I LOVE to use Embellishments on my cards & scrapbook pages!
On Halloween BROWN brought mommy trick or treats too....
I got my STAMPIN" UP! Order, Yeah ME!!!
This card was made using one of my new stamp sets, Seasonal Whimsey!!!
I just love all the whimsy stamp sets!
As you can see in allot of my cards I use my photo corner punch as an embellishment!
This is such an awesome punch!
I also use brads, another one of my embellishments!
I also like to cut my stamped images out and use them as embellishments too!
My card sketch I made up as I created this cute card!
I really love my card & hope you do too!!
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Seasonal Whimsy
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Ruby Red
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Markers in Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Ruby Red
3 Brads, Photo Corner Punch

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Box of Cards!!!
Blog Candy Winners!!!!
I am sorry I am a day late posting my Blog Candy Winners!!
Yes!!!I have 2 Blog Candy Give aways on my BLOG!!!
Lot's to celebrate......
but before I announce my winners.......
Let me tell you about my Card Box!!!
Well I have a craft fair on Saturday and so I have made 10 of these boxes with dividers and 6 cards with envelopes!! I am going to sell my Box tins for $20.
Now for my WINNERS!!!!
Bloggers challenge winner is......
Beckie Carlson!!
Visit her BLOG, ladystamper
10,ooo Hits Blog Candy Winner is....
Gina Wrona!!
Gina was referred to my BLOG by a fellow stamper!!
This is what she had to say:
OMG! How great is that? Over 10,000 hits! I'm so glad Allison had you on her list of candy & give aways! Thanks Allison!
to everyone for leaving me all the wonderful
comments !!!
I am so glad you enjoy my BLOG!!!!
Come back soon I will have an announcement tomorrow......
Box Recipe:
Stamp Set: Office Accoutrement, Rough Edges Mini Alphabet
Card Stock: Office Accoutrement Dspaper, Whisper White
Ink: Black, Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Ribbon from Michaels

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy Together.....
Here's another card I cased from the SU Fall-Winter Collection!!
On page 102!! You can view the catalog here.....
I changed it a little!!
I challenge you to open the catalog and case a card too!! It's so easy and you can tweak it if you need to!!
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Happy Everything, Bud Basics
Card Stock: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, DSPaper Cutie Pie
Ink: Black, Rose Red
Accessories: Button, Brad, White Paper Clip with Blue Gingham Ribbon

More Halloween Costumes...
I could not just share my daughter's costume with everyone, These are my BOYS...
MAC(right) & MYLES(left)
The boys had to be something scary & gory!!
Mac is Jason from Friday 13th
Myles is The Grim Reaper
A few weekend's ago we rented some scary movies, like Friday 13th & Night Mare on Elm Street! Well the kids were not IMPRESSED OR SCARED!!
It has been a while since Jason & I had seen these movies....
and boy are they CHEESY!! They used to scare me to death and I had nightmares back in the DAY.... I guess with technology, movies today are cooler then what we grew up with! I feel SO OLD at 33......

Halloween Costumes!!!
This is my beautiful daughter Madeline she is 11 going on 25!! She is dressed as a Dark Fairy!!
My Mother made this costume with Madeline's assistance. My mom is so talented, I can't even get the sewing machine threaded!! I guess Maddy will get the sewing bug, I guess it skips a generation. My sister Abigail is a fashion designer in LA, she is an awesome designer!!
So I guess we are all crafty in our own way!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Bloggers Challenge 18
This weeks challenge was to make a card using DSPaper as the focal point. This is my card!! I also add another surprise, this card is cased from the SU catalog on Pg55 and you can view it HERE!!
This is my first Holiday card I have made this year! And it only took about 10 minutes! Now that's a Fun & Fast card...I think I will be using this card in my Holiday stamp n stack!!
I hope you will enjoy this card!!
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Fun & Fast Notes
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Whisper White,
DSPaper Rose red, Certainly Celery & Sky
Ink: Black, Sky & Rose Red
Accessories: Blender Pens, Black Gingham Ribbon & White Paper Clip

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Bud Basics & Cutie Pie!!
I love my Bud Basics stamp set, I was so happy and surprised to see it in the SU catalog!
It was originally in one of the Mini Catalogs, I think spring or winter of 2006.
I made this cute 3 x 3 card using Rose Red! I also used DSPaper Cuitie Pie, which is so awesome! The first time I saw cards using the DSPpaper Cutie Pie, I thought that is so cute but it's not Stampin' Up! so I would never use it. Boy was I is SU paper!!! Yeah, now I can't stop using it!!!
I also LOVE altering anything that can be altered. I save all my kool aid & pringles containers, my MOM said I have a serious addiction and I need help! When we were packing my stamp room when we moved she could not believe all the STUFF I had been collecting! She marked all the boxes "Missy's ADDICTION"
I got this big paper clip at Michael's! I got a package of 2 for $3.99
Thanks for visiting & Enjoy my CUTE Creations!
Card & Giant Paper Clip Recipe
Stamp Set: Bud Basics
Card Stock: Rose Red, DSPaper Cutie Pie
Ink: Certainly Celery, Black, Rose Red
Accessories: Light Blue Gingham Ribbon, Brad, DSPaper Cutie Pie

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

So Kind....
I LOVE this card!!!
Well I made this card and was not sure if I really liked it! But the more I looked at it the more I LOVED the card!! Groovy Guava is one of my favorite New In-Colors!
I saw this card sketch on SCS and thought I would give it a try. Priceless is another of my favorite New SU Stamp sets! Oh I hope this stamp set does not retire, at least not for a while!! I am having so much fun cutting out those cute butterflies!!
Every time I open my Stampin' Up! Catalog, I just fall in love all over again! It seems like we just launched this catalog and in 2 months we will have a NEW Catalog!! It makes me a little sad to think of this catalog ending and I know that some of these stamp sets will have to retire to make room for NEW stamp sets!!
Am I the ONLY one that feels this way?
Well anyways I hope you will enjoy this CUTE card!!
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Priceless
Card Stock: Groovy Guava, DSPaper Darling Doodles, Whisper White,
Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Groovy Guava Ribbon

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Stay Tuned.....
for some........
I am almost at 10,000 hits!!!!!
Leave me a comment telling me what
you like most about my BLOG....
You will have a chance to WIN.....
a Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin Kit of your choice !!!!
I will use to pick my WINNER!!!
Have FUN playing this round of BLOG CANDY!!!!!

True Friend.....
I love this stamp set from the Holiday Mini Collection! I also used the Apple Cider DSPaper!! I am not in love with this paper but I really like the way it looks with this card layout! I hope all of my viewers will enjoy this card too!!!!!
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: True Friend
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Apple Cider DSPaper, Really Rust & Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Brads, Blender Pen, Really Rust Marker

Friday, October 19, 2007

Bloggers Challenge.....
Week 17!!
This weeks challenge was an inspiration challenge. An object that inspires you or a person that inspires you! Well this week I was inspired by Cambria Turnbow and her BLOG Stamp a little Love. Cambria always has great artwork, Ideas & Tutorials. She just presented at the Portland Regional this cute Halloween Treat Basket! It is so easy to make, it only took me a few minutes to make!! Now that's my kind of project!!!! Visit Cambria's BLOG for instruction on how to make this cute Halloween Treat!! I am going to give these to all my kids teachers, Jason's Boss & my Friends for Halloween. I hope you will have fun and be inspired by Cambria's BLOG!!!

Stamp Set: Hostess Party Punch
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Contra ban Halloween Paper
Ink: Black
Accessories: Round Tab Punch, Contra ban Ribbon, Pepper Mint Patty's
*All Contra ban Products were bought years ago so I don't know the manufacturer!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Bloggers Challenge....
Better Late then Never!!
This weeks challenge was to make an ornament! Boy was this hard for me, my stuff is still in boxes but I happened to find my cold play stamp set and came up with this cute ornament!!
My kids and always try to make Christmas ornaments for the tree every year. One year my sister decided she wanted a Barbie Christmas Tree so we decorated the tree with barbies! My kids were little at the time and my son Myles was not even part of our family yet. Madeline was 3 & Mac was almost 2. They LOVED it!!! We did the whole tree in Pink & Silver with barbie dolls as our ornaments. Well my sister Abigail is very creative and went on to college to be a fashion designer, she now lives in L.A.! I hope you will enjoy my ornaments I made!!!
Blog Candy Winner!!
Cathy said....
Cute Criss Cross Card! I have made cards with my nieces and nephews. They like it when we did a paperbag album and we did the theme summertime. They had a blast. I had everything cut and had diffent embellishment for them to use from. Thanks for a chance at this sweet candy.
I will be mailing Cathy my Halloween Criss Cross Card and a spool of Halloween Ribbon!! Congratulations Cathy.
Thanks to everyone to everyone for playing!!

Zebras & Monkeys..Oh My!!!!
This set was one of the pre-view sets I ordered, and I love animal stamps! My daughter Madeline LOVES animal. When she grows up (she almost 12) she wants to be a Veterinarian. We love to stamp with this stamp set. We also have lots of other favorite stamp sets too!! I was wondering what to do with the monkey and this is what I came up with...too CUTE!!

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Zoofari, Hugs & Wishes
Card Stock: Sky, Apricot Appeal & Black
Ink: Black, Sky
Accessories: Black Gingham ribbon, Black Brads,
Markers Black & Apricot Appeal, Blender pen with sky ink pad

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Bloggers Challenge
This weeks challenge was to use orange & black. I made this Criss Cross Card using Pumpkin Pie & Black Card Stock! I felt really sad that I don't have any Halloween Stampin' Up! Paper, so I had to use some Contraband Paper I had. I can't tell you the maker because I don't remember. I bought it so long ago. I only buy Stampin' Up! products now. I just love everything in our catalog! This Cris Cross Card was fun to make and I will have to make some Holiday Cards too!! I love Halloween and can't wait for my order to arrive. I am going to be making cards with each of my kids classes for Halloween!! I do this every year and they just love it. I spend an afternoon making 2 cards and I also bring treats like cookies and juice!! This will be my first year making cards with my son Myles, he's in 2nd grade this year. Last year I just brought treats for the kids. I think this year the 2nd graders are ready to make "EASY" cards!!
Do you want....BLOG CANDY??
Do you make cards with your kids classes too?
Leave me comment and share your ideas, I will pick a name on Wednesday 10-10
The winner gets my Halloween Criss Cross Card and a spool of Halloween ribbon!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sorry I was GONE so long......
My 10th Wedding Anniversary
Time fly's when you have a FAMILY!!!!
I can't believe it's been 10 years.....I feel like we were just married yesterday.
We were married on my Grandparents 60th wedding anniversary
I would definitely say it was GOOD LUCK!!!!
So today would be my grandparents 70th wedding anniversary...WOW!!!
I hope Jason I make it that long.....

We were moving.....

Our lease was up on our house and we decided to move into an apartment to save money!! We would like to buy a house some day and down sizing was the most logical thing to do. I hate moving, it's so time consuming.My kids are doing really well at our new "apartment" or as I call it "Our HOME". Even the dogs are adjusting well. Today I unpacked my stamp room, which is in Our bedroom. I am so surprised
how GOOD it looks!! I will share pictures soon. All the boxes are unpacked and broken down!! My mom and Jason are such a big help, I don't know what I would do without them. Here is a card I wanted to share with you, please enjoy!

Card Recipe

Stamp Sets: True Friend, Vases in Vogue
Card stock: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, DSP Outlaw
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Marker in Chocolate Chip & Blender Pen with Sage Shadow Ink,
Brads, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Photo Corner Punch, Scalloped Punch

True Friends.......
I have so many "True Friends", that's another great reason to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!! When you Stamp, Scrapbook or Paper Craft you meet the Greatest Friends. I belong to a LOT of Yahoo Groups, Sudsol & SplitCoastStampers, that's where I have met a lot of my Stamping Friends. I hope you too have True Friends..
Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: True Friend, Vogue Vases
Card stock: Really Rust, Apple cider DSPaper, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Markers Really Rust, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Brads, Photo Corner Punch

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Blogger Challenge #12
This weeks challenge was an inspiration challenge. We were suppose to post a card and also a picture of something that inspired us. Well I love the color BLUE & BROWN so I made this card using Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, River Rock & Very Vanilla. I don't have a picture to post because this card actually came from my Dream. I had been wanting to use this color combo, it's been on my mind for a while now. I was stuck on how I would use these colors and on Thursday Night I dreamt about this card sketch using my color combo I was having such a hard time with.
I wish I could make copies of my dreams, but that's impossible!
I hope that some of you will try this color combo too.Please enjoy my card!!! I had a GREAT time with this Challenge.....

Card Recipe...
Stamp Set: Garden Whimsy
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, River Rock, Very Vanilla & Apple Cider DSP
Ink: Blue Bayou
Accessories: Blue Bayou Ribbon, Brads, Scalloped Punch

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Thanks... I Needed That
Fun & Fast Notes is a Great stamp set and can be used for many different occasions. I just love this bird! This card is a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card folded long ways using Sky Paper. I stamped the Bird on whisper white card stock and layered on Really Rust used my word window punch to clip the corners. I then cut my Fall Flowers DS Paper into 2 parts measuring
4 3/4 x 3 and 4 x 3 1/2 added my 2 brads and tied a knot using Sky Ribbon.
I hope you will enjoy this card as much as I do!
Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Fun & Fast Notes
Card Stock: Sky, Whisper White, Fall Flowers DS Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Brads, Sky Ribbon
I Love Casing Cards!!!
Like this card I cased from Beate Johns!
Garden Whimsey is such an AWESOME stamp set!!
I love this stamp set and hope it will stay in the Stampin' Up! Spring Collection!! This card measures 4x4 folded in half, Cutie Pie Designer Series paper measures 3 3/4 x 2 1/2, I then used my word window punch to cut the corners on the bottom, I layered my Marvy Scalloped punches in whisper white & Certainly Celery. I stamped and cut out my Butterfly stamp from the Garden Whimsy Stamp set, I inked the butterfly in Rose Red. I added my Apricot Appeal ribbon, stamped the saying on whisper white and layer on certainly celery and added 2 brads.
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Garden Whimsey
Card Stock: Rose Red, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink: Rose Red, Black
Accessories: Soft Subtles Brads, Apricot Appeal Ribbon

Friday, September 7, 2007

This weeks Challenge was to use the layout on page 12 of Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini.
I really found this Layout to be quite Easy & Fun!
I Love the Colors I used for this Winter Card! It has been so HOT here in Minnesota the past few days, so when I made this card I started to miss the snow!! NO!!! not really when you have 9 Month's of Winter, but it sure did Cool me off!! I used Wintergreen Designer Paper, I LOVE this Paper!!! I think I will be using this paper for my Christmas Cards this year!
If you would like to see what my Blogger Challenge Friends came up with for this challenge check out my Side Bar labeled "Bloggers Challenge" for the list of links!! I took a look and they are all so awesome!!
Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Cold Play
Card Stock: Sky, Certainly Celery
Ink: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: White Brads, Window Punch, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Get Well Wishes!!
I have so many NEW stamp sets and have not had time to stamp all of them. I ordered Fun & Fast Notes , it's such an awesome set! So many was to use this set!!! The card sketch is #126 from Wednesday's SplitCoastStampers Sketch Challenge. I also used Designer Series Paper "Darling Doodles"
I am having such a FUN time stamping with all the NEW Stamps & Accessories from the New Stampin' Up! catalog!! I LOVE the Designer Series Paper the most!!
Don't forget the ribbon, brads, punches and all the rest.....
Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Fun & Fast Notes
Card Stock: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White & DS paper Darling Doodles
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: DS paper & Groovy Guava Ribbon

Friday, August 31, 2007

I Know I've been gone for while....
But I'm BACK!!!
Bloggers Challenge
Week 10
This weeks challenge was to use the layout on page 92 of the Stampin' Up! Fall & Winter Collection. The layout calls for a pockets card but we did not have to follow the card exactly.
I changed it up a bit. I added the ribbon and bottom saying too. I hope you will like my card!!
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Fun & Fast Notes
Card Stock: Rose Red, DS Darling Doodles
Ink: Black
Accessories: Markers Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Groovy Guava Ribbon, Brads
Word Window

Monday, August 27, 2007

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Office Accoutrement,Vases in Vogue
Ink: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate
Card Stock: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: White Brad, Groovy Guava Ribbon

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Priceless, Holiday & Wishes
Ink: Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate
Card Stock: Whisper White Groovy Guava,
Purely Pomegranate, DS Paper Darling Doodles
Accessories: Groovy Guava Ribbon, Scalloped Punch

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Fun 4x4 cards!!!
Groovy Guava & Purely Pomegranate
I have been busy today waiting for the insurance man all day, so I was not happy I could have been STAMPING!!! He showed up finally so I got that taken care of. Hopefully my basement will be done in the next couple of weeks and the boys can have there room back and I can have my sanity back! I never realized how small our house is without the basement until we didn't have it. Last week it rained all week and the kids drove me crazy because I couldn't let them go to the basement to play!
So tonight I sat down and made these 2 cards!!
I LOVE the 4x4 cards, I guess you could say I am a little addicted to them right now!
They are so much fun, I love it when I get a 4x4 card in the mail!
I am so tired and ready for bed....
I will post the recipe tomorrow along with more pictures!
Have a good night sleep....
I dream about stamps, ribbon, paper and card sketches....

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Holiday Mini Catalog...
True Friend
Guess What?? Brown delivered some more Stampin' Up! goodies yesterday!!
I only ordered 1 stamp set so far from the Holiday mini pre-order. I will always over buy in the mini catalogs and then they end up not making the catalog! Then I have so many retired sets, which makes me sad. The Holiday Mini is GREAT but I don't care for all the sets. Anyways here's the card I made with True Friend stamp set. I also used the New Designer paper OUTLAW with Sage Shadow & Really Rust card stock.
I love this color combo! The flower stamp in True Friend was stamped using Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow & Really Rust Markers. I love this technique, it's a little time consuming but fun! The flower looks so good stamped this way!!
This card measures 4x4 folded long ways. I also used my new Photo Corner Punch, I love this punch and all the NEW Stampin' Up! Punches!! I hope you will enjoy my card as much as I do! I will be posting more cards that I have been working so come back for more.....
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: True Friend
Card stock: Sage Shadow, Really Rust, Outlaw DS Paper, Vanilla
Ink: Sage Shadow, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Brads, Photo Corner Punch, Markers

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Good Sunday Morning
Garden Whimsy!!
I woke this morning tired and like every morning I go back to bed but not today, I started stamping this CUTE card using my favorite stamp set Garden Whimsy and Cutie Pie Paper.
This card measures 4x4 , I really like this size card, it's so much fun to make cards this way! I cased Beate Johns card but I had to change it a little.
You can see the card here
I have been using Beate's ideas of more layers and accessories on my cards.
Thanks to Beate Johns for all her awesome cards!!
Visit her BLOG

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Garden Whimsy
Card Stock: Rose Red, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Cutie Pie Designer Paper
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Brads, Apricot Appeal Ribbon, Scalloped Punches, Photo Corner Punch, Paper Piercer tool

Friday, August 17, 2007

Cutie Pie......
I love this paper!!!! This card has 1 stamped image and rest is the paper!
So much fun!!! I love the colors!!
The big flower is Paper that I cute out and added a brad...too CUTE!
You can do so many things with this awesome paper!
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Curvy Verses
Card Stock: Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Cutie Pie DS paper
Ink: Rose Red, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Brads,Photo Corner Punch

More Garden Whimsey......
This card layout was a card layout last week on SCS, so I'm a little late posting it to you but I did manage to complete the challenge. I have been busy getting ready for school and we had a bad storm earlier in the week that caused water damage in the basement! Jason had to take up the carpet downstairs it was so wet and smelly. I was worried because that is Mac & Myles' bedroom. Mac has been having a bad reaction to something and breaking out in hives. I had to rush him to the ER a few day's ago, his whole face, belly, arms,back and legs were covered with what I thought was Poison Ivy!!! It was NOT poison ivy thank god! It was Hives!! So they gave my baby a shot of benadryl (which he did not like but was such a trooper)epinephrine and some oral benadryl. Within an hour the hives were disappearing and we went home!!
Mac has an appointment with the allergist next week. So he has been playing his video games and relaxing in the house. So you can see we have had a VERY busy week!! I will be posting more later today!!

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Garden Whimsey
Card stock: Really Rust, Sky, Fall Leaves DS paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Sky ribbon, Brads, Scalloped Punch

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Garden Whimsey.....

I love this stamp set!!!!

BROWN came to my house with Lot's of goodies I ordered from SU.

I have been busy playing with my new stamps and accessories!!

Sorry to be missing in action.....

I'M BACK!!!!!

Card Recipe:

Stamp Set: Garden Whimsey

Cardstock: Groovy Guava, wild wasabi, purley pomegranate

Inks: Groovey Guava, Wild Wasabi,Purely Pomegranate

Accessories: Darling Doodles,Punch Photo Corners, Brads

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

This is a card I made using my new Scalloped Punches from Marvy. I just love these punches, I have ordered the Stampin' Up! Scalloped Punch but it's on back order, going to ship in early September!! I have been busy cleaning my house!!! Hope you enjoy my card!!
Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Zoofari, Artfully Asian
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, DS Paper Flowers for You
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Slit Punch, Scalloped Punch (non-su)

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Bloggers Challenge!!!
This weeks Challenge was to Case the Card on page 165 of the Stampin' Up! Fall-Winter Collection. It's funny because when I first looked at the New Catalog this was the card I LOVED the most! I have been wanting to case this card, so I was happy to see it was this weeks challenge!! I love the new ribbon & new paper!!!
Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Big Blooms, Polka Dots & Petals, Baroque Motifs
Card Stock: Rose Red, Certainly Celery & Rose Red Prints DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Rose Red
Accessories: Brads, Fairy Tale Ribbon

Monday, July 30, 2007

Kristina Lewis
the Winner!!
Of the Blog Candy!!
Here is the comment Kristina left:
I am definately a paper addict and have way more paper than I will ever use (especially with the amount of creating I've been doing lately..very little). There's always something that's pretty, new, nice colour, or oh how about those paper stacks, gotta have them too!
Kristina's Blog is awesome, go take a peek!
Leave a comment on her Blog for a chance to win Blog Candy!!!
Thanks to everyone who left a comment!!
Another....Dirty Dare Challenge!
This Card Sketch Challenge came from
Beate Johns go take a peek at her Awesome Blog!!
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Hugs & Wishes, Polka Dots & Petals
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Circle Punch, White Brad & (non SU) patterned paper, Paper Piercer
Dare to get Dirty!!!
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4 Challenges everyday & 8 Challenges on the weekend!
Go Take a Peek and see if you can handle the challenges!!
This card was a Challenge from Cambria Turnbow visit her BLOG she is awesome!!
My Brother & His Girlfriend are having a baby girl in September and so made this card for them!! I am so excited this will be my first niece on my side of the family!! I can't wait to spoil this little girl!! Babies are the best!!! and even better when they aren't yours!!
Card recipe
Stamp Set: Wild About You, Hugs & Wishes
Card stock: Regal Rose, Designer Series Paper
Inks: Regal Rose, Black
Accessories: Pink Gingham Ribbon, Scalloped Punch

SCS Card Sketch.....Tent Toppers!!!
Sorry to be gone so long!!!! We were having some family time!! Here in Minnesota the warm months are a time to cherish and enjoy the warm weather, it's so COLD all year long!! and before you know it the COLD will be back! So we spent some time at the lake!!!
I'm late sharing last weeks card sketch...Tent Toppers!!
I have always seen other stampers make these cards and thought I don't know if I can do that!!
Well I DID!!! and it is so easy and fun!!! If you go to SCS you can find more information about Tent Toppers! Take a peek and make one yourself!!
Card Recipe:
Stamp Set:Wild About You
Card Stock:Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Inks:Tempting Turquoise, Black
Accessories:Slit Punch, TT Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Window Punch

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Back To Basics...BUD BASICS Remember ME?
I LOVE this stamp set and was so excited to see it in the New Catalog!! It's on page 94 of the Catalog. I can't remember which Stampin' Up! Mini it was featured in..Maybe the SUMMER mini from 2006? Anyways I LOVE This Stamp set!!! I saw a card on SplitCoastStampers where they used a Paper Piercing Tool to make stems for flowers (can't remember who it was but if it belongs to you, THANKS), it is so easy to do and I LOVE the way this card turned out!! I am finally getting the hang of the Scalloped edges thanks to Beate Johns she has an Awesome Tutorial on her BLOG !! If your having a hard time go check out her BLOG!! I hope you will enjoy this card!!
Here's a little CHALLENGE!!!
Take a Stamp Set you have that you thought was going to retire and It made the New Catalog....
And Make a Card with that STAMP SET!!! Then take a PICTURE or just send a link to your Blog
and LEAVE a COMMENT!!! I will leave this Open til Friday, then I will choose a name and the WINNER GETS A Pack of 12x12 Designer Paper!!!
Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Bud Basics, Curvy Verses
Card Stock: Rose Regal, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper "Flower for You"
Ink: Rose Regal, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace
Accessories: Paper piercing Tool, Rose Regal Marker

Sunday, July 22, 2007

More...Wild About You!!

I am feeling so much better!! Yesterday I received a package in the mail from my Secret Sis. I just love getting Stampin' Up! Goodies in the mail!! She sent me "Rhinestone Brads", "Fairy Tale Ribbon","Flowers For You Designer Paper"
So started playing with my New paper, I am addicted to paper!!!! I have to have it weather I use it or not, I guess you could say I am a "Paper Collector"!!! All those poor TREES....sometimes I wonder about my choices! I am really into the environment (thanks 2 my DD Madeline) and I LOVE paper!! That is so WRONG!!! I sometimes feel like a "Hypocrite"! I LOVE PAPER & MY HUBBY SELLS CARS!!!! 2 very bad thing for the Environment...At least Jason sells a GOOD environment friendly car...The TOYOTA!! He sells LOTS of Hybrids, so at least he's helping the environment! Not me......Still LOVING paper.....
Are there other PAPER ADDICTS out there??
If You are a PAPER ADDICT leave me a comment and on Wednesday I will Pick a Name! I will send you a Spool Of Black Gingham Ribbon!!!!

Card Recipe:

Stamp Set: Wild About You

Card Stock: Tempting Terquoise, Certainly Celery & Designer Paper"Flowers For You"

Ink: Tempting Terquoise & Certainly Celery

Accessories: Certainly Celery Ribbon & Markers in CC & GG