Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hello my friends........

how are you all doing on this sunny (here in Arizona anyway :D) Tuesday? I have been somewhat headache free for 2 days now, so I praise GOD for that and I have a little something to share with you as well. I got to make a card on Saturday, for a sad occasion and it is one that can be made in 15 minutes or less. I know this seems to be the case with most of my cards lately, but I promise you I'll be back with some more elegant and elaborate cards soon, well, that is if those headache stay away from me. Thanks so much for all of your well wishes, they sure meant and still mean a lot to me. Big hugs to you my cyber friends!!!!

But back to the card, it is a very quick one and is very traditional as far as the colors are concerned and the sentiment. I simply ran some PTI white cs through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder, matted it to PTI's true black cs and it was almost done ;D.

Have a look

Paper: PTI white, true black
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: SU Always in my Thoughts, SU Embrace Life
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, SU punch that comes with the set Cute & Curly, black Kaiser half pearls, black satin ribbon from my stash

This card is for a very dear friend who just lost her mother. I hope that she will like this card and that she will find comfort quickly.

I made a few more things, but have not been able to take pictures as of yet, so you might just get another little something later;P.

Thanks so much for stopping by it truly means a lot to me.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Did you notice

that I was MIA for a few days? Well, almost 1 week to be exact. I am sorry about that but I have not been feeling to well and was forced to put stamping on the back burner for a few days. But, I am still here, not like I wish to be, but I am here :D:D:D.

I have two cards for you all today. The first one is one that I made for the CAS challenge over at SCS. We were to use punches, well, I did just that. I have been wanting to this for a while now, so this challenge was the perfect opportunity for me to put that thought onto paper so to speak.

To stay within the guidelines of keeping it clean and simple I just ran some paper through my Cuttlebug in the "Leafy Branch" folder (love that one!!!) and for the punch part, well, that is nothing other that the SU scalloped circle punch and some SU Chocolate Chip CS which I then cut into flower petals, curled the ends over my stylus and added a button for the flower center.

Easy as 123 and as promised, CAS!!!!!


Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey (can't remember the name of the pad, since I tore that paper out a while back, sorry!)

Ink: SU Chocolate Chip

Stamp: SU Thank you kindly

Accessories: button from WalMart Grab Bag, SU scallop circle punch, scissors, stylus to curl the petals, Cuttlebug and leafy branch embossing folder

Yep, that is it for this one. The next one is a card I made just to blow off some steam for a few minutes the other day ;P.

Plus, I got to use some of those crochet flowers I have been making while watching a few minutes of TV. I think I am getting the hang of it and don't even have to watch what I am doing anymore. While I waited for my DD at school this afternoon I made 5 of these babies, not bad, if I may say so myself, LOL!

But here is the card. I took the picture outside and let me tell you, we have some serious winds here today. So my pics are not the best, sorry!!

"Thinking of You"


Paper: PTI white, basic Grey Eva DP, SU Certainly Celery

Ink: SU Mellow Moss

Stamp: Inkadinkado Occasion Set I bought last year at Costco

Accessories: Nesties Classic Scallop Circles Small, hand crocheted flowers, spacer bead in silver, crystal brad, Cuttlebug and "Stylized Flowers" embossing folder, pink grosgrain ribbon, fun fibers, dimensionals

Pretty simple card, again, sorry!!!! Please keep me in your prayers about these headaches. I am not claiming them as my headaches, because they are not. I refuse to do so. So this is why I say about "THESE" headaches ;P.

Thanks for stopping by my friends. I hope to be back on a more regular basis soon.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Goodness, when did this happen?

It's Friday already and I have not yet posted any of the cards I made :(. Well, to be honest, most of the cards I made this week ended up in the trashcan instead on here. Do you ever have those times, when you have tons of ideas in your head, but when it comes all together the only place for it is the trashcan? Well, that is was happen just about every day this week. My DD is still home, today is the last day and we have been out and about, gotta keep them happy, right?!

But I managed to get a few things done, not as many as I planned on, but that is all right. This first card is actually for Sharon Johnson's stamp simple challenge where the theme this week is "You've been tabbed". To find out more click on her name above. So, this card kind of came together very easy, because I knew I wanted to use this little scrap of ribbon only about 5.5" long, not enough for anything really, the paper is from my favorite company Basic Grey and is called Sultry, love it all!!! My trusty Nesties Labels 3 and my brand new stamp set "Three little words" . Very simple and I think I followed all the requirements for this stamp simple challenge.

Three Little Words......


Paper: PTI white, Basic Grey Sultry, moss colored recycled cs from http://www.limelightpapercrafts.com/

Stamps: SU Three Little Words
Inks: SU Mellow Moss, Pixie Pink, Chalk Box Chestnut Roan distressing edges
Accessories: Magenta colored Prima's, scrap of moss colored satin ribbon, antique silver brad, Nesties Labels 3, dimensionals

This is the first one to upload. My second card is one that I made for someone special to say "Thanks". It is a very quick one. Remember the paper stack La Creme I have been talking about a few weeks ago, well, this paper is just so yummy, I can't get over it. This one with the geometric lines and the felt embossed flowers, it truly is gorgeous IRL!!!! I kept it simple because I did not want to interfere with the paper too much ;P. I also finished the inside too, so I'll have to show you it as well.

Here it is the outside of my

Thank You

and here the inside


Paper: PTI True Black, Vintage Cream, DCWV La Creme mat stack
Stamps: SU Thank You Kindly (outside), Friendship Flowers (inside)
Paper Salon Fancy Flourished (inside)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Nesties Labels 2, black half pearls by Kaiser, dimensionals

Told you, pretty quick and simple!!!! I think I like this one BEST of all the cards that I am posting ;).

The next one is one that I made for our First Lady at church. She is such a sweetheart and her and Pastor's pastoral Anniversary is coming up soon so I bought her a little something, and I wanted to make a card in one of her favorite colors ORANGE!!!! It is close to that, and some of that Basic Grey Ambrosia paper I have been hording came in handy. Oh, did I say the stamp is from the SU Yummy set which is a FREE one because I spent more than $50 on my order and this was the only set that really caught my eye in the Sale-a-bration booklet.

Have a look at

A little Something for you.........

Paper: PTI Summer Sunrise, Basic Grey Ambrosia
Ink: Chalk Box chalk ink Tangerine
Stamps: SU Yummy set A Little Something For You
Accessories: Primas, Basic Grey decorative brad from the Ambrosia collection, dimensionals, PTI Summer Sunrise satin ribbon

Would you like this card if your favorite color was orange?

I did something kind of new today as well, this was only the second time I took my pictures outside. Remember a few weeks back I planted some flowers in my planters right outside my front door. These pictures were taken right there at my front door. I really like the way the true color of the cards shows.

All righty, that is it for now. I guess I'll upload the other two a little later. My kids just came in and they are really exhausted. It is overcast today, but really, really hot, so they need a little attention right now.

See y'all later. Thanks for stopping by!!!!


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hello on this beautiful Tuesday.....

my friends? As I have told you yesterday I have a little something for you all today :D!!!

This card right here is another simple one, because you know how it goes when you have your kids home with you (yeah, my 7 y.o.DD is off school for 2 weeks of Spring break!!!!) It is all good though, most of the afternoon they are in the backyard riding their bikes and just coloring up the patio with chalk. I have two little dirt balls by the time they get back in the house for supper, LOL!!!! But what I was trying to say, since I still have this darn headache I can only stamp for so long before it gets to me, so quick cards for the time being :P. I am still using those stamps from ISC and let me tell you this Batik BG stamp is so beautiful, no matter which way you use it. For this card I used SU confetti white {like those speckles in it ;)} and SU Close to Cocoa. I stamped the BG stamp with VersaMark and used Stampendous Opaque white embossing powder to heat emboss. For some reason it did not emboss the way I wanted it too, but you know what, it kind of looks like a lace background and as we all know most lace has this unevenness to it, so I kind of went from there. Using my Nesties 3 labels and just adding a simple "Thank You" some flourishes and half pearls and I was done, well almost!!! Something was missing in the bottom left corner since I used some of this 1.5" cream colored sheer ribbon, so I finally broke out one of the white, well, I don't think they are white, they look more off-white, Prima's I bought from Simon says stamps, and it was done.

Thank You

Paper: SU Confetti White, Close to Cocoa
Ink: VersaMark and SU Close to Cocoa
Stamps:SU Thank You Kindly, ISC Batik Flower BG stamp, Paper Salon "Fancy Flourishes" set for the flourish corner
Accessories: Nesties Labels 3, half pearls, pearl brad from Michael's, off-white Primas, cream colored sheer ribbon, dimensionals
There you have it, a simple card, but yet so elegant. I really like the way it came out.
I know this was a short post, but please be patient with me, I am trying hard to get rid of these headaches. I don't know if it something about Arizona or what. When we were stationed here from 2000-2004 I had them, but not that bad, we went to Okinawa,Japan and I very rarely had any headaches. Now we are back in Arizona they seem to be a constant visitor at my house again. Anyhow, thanks for stopping by today. You guys really mean a lot to me. You all have a wonderful day and I will hopefully be back with something soon. I really want to make a card for the CAS challenge over at SCS. It sounds like lots of fun.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Good Monday evening....

my friends!!!!! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was not so good. I've had this terrible headache which just would not leave. So I was down most of Saturday and all day yesterday. I woke up in the middle of the night and had this almost knife sharp pain on one side, so I took some more medicine went back to sleep for a while and yet when I woke up at 6:30 AM it was still there, so I did not have a great day, but I believe that those headaches will all go away. On Friday night, my hubby was up in Phoenix with our Pastor on business so I stayed up late and made a card for Sharon Johnson's challenge over at No time to stamp where the theme was "white mats". For those who know Sharon, she never has hard challenges so this one was really easy for me, cause I love the PTI white cs, all I had to do was mat something on white. So this simple card right here is what I came up with

I am here......

Paper: PTI white, Basic Grey Urban Prairie, DCWV Spring Stack for the orange/yellow textured paper
Ink: Su Certainly Celery
Stamps: Verve I am here if you need me from the set "Here for you"
Accessories: Dew Drops in celery and pink
Nesties Labels 3, Primas in orange, green, pink, Urban Prairie decorative brad, PTI satin ribbon in Summer Sunrise, dimensionals

It is a pretty basic card and I really did not want to take too much away from this yummy paper. The last layer with the sentiment on it, was plain at first, but it was way too much white for me, so I took some of my trusty chalk inks out and added a little pink. This is not a color combo I would have chosen on my own, but the paper has blue, pink, green, yellow and orange in it and it really looks so delicious!!!!

Well, off to get my kids in the house. It's a little after 6 PM here and they have been outside all afternoon. It was a whooping 80 degrees here today. If I could I would send all of you that live in the brrrrrrrrrr icy cold states some AZ sunshine. Maybe this card will give you a little of that.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I'll have another card for you all tomorrow.


Friday, March 13, 2009

I did it, I made my very FIRST tutorial

can you believe it? I sure can't, so please, please, don't be too hard on me. I was not sure how to get those 21 pictures all in one post, so I uploaded them into a web-album. Hopefully it worked.

All right, are you ready?

Here we go


Let's see if it worked.


Can you believe it is Friday?

Goodness, this week went by way too fast (again!!!) Today I have a little something for ya'!!!! Remember my card from yesterday? Well, since it is way "FAT", yes, I've said it, sorry, and the envelope I made for it was a tight fit, I've decided to give one of those enveloboxes a try. Since my card is 5.5"x5.5" I had to make a few adjustments and add a strip to the box {because you know a 12"x12" piece of cs is really not big enough ;)} . I'll try to write down the instruction for it a little later, right now my kids are driving me crazy!!!!!! Sorry!!! But here are some pictures so you can get an idea

1. Picture of the front of my envelobox

2. Is a picture of the side view

You might say, wow this is a pretty "fat" envelobox, but let me show you a picture of the side view of my card from yesterday and you'll understand that I just had to make it 1/2" deep!!!

And guess what? You can still feel the bulky pin, but I am not making it any deeper.

Here is the side view of the card

I don't know about you, but I just could not keep the envelobox "naked" and so I added a few things. To make it a little more look like the card itself. I added some of that yummy crocheted lace trim I got from http://www.stampersdream.com/ , some moss green satin ribbon and to hide the seam on the back of the box I just wrapped the both over it ;P. Next I got some Primas in the same color as the cards out and just could not find a brad or button that I actually liked on there, so I made my own button, so to speak. It consists of a circle punched out out of Chocolate Chip cs with a 1 1/2" and then one punched out in PTI Vintage Cream with a 1 3/8" circle punch. To that I added the words "All the Best" from the SU set Elegant Cheer, distressed it with Chalk Box chalk ink in Chestnut Roan and Creamy Brown, popped the top layer on some dimensionals and added it to the flower center. Something was still missing so I went to my stamp cabinet and my eye stopped at a CTMH stamp set I had for a while but very rarely use it. It is called 'Moments" and I think, it is retired by now (not 100% sure though). Since the card is for 36th Wedding Anniversary I figured this sentiment would be perfect. And since I had this set out already, I said what the heck, let me add a little something to the corner as well so I used one of the corner flourishes for the right upper corner. What do you think? I guess after all my card turned out to be a gift on it's own combined with this envelobox!!!! Wheew, I am done!!!

I'll try post the instructions later, right now, I'll have to take my kids out of the house for a minute before they tear it up!!!!!

Thanks friends for stopping by, it means the world to me.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

It is Thursday, and I am back......

with just one card, but one is better than none, right? How are you guys doing today? I woke up this morning with a headache, once again :(:(. But I ate a little something and pulled out the heavy drugs, my migraine medicine, and I am feeling much better. Thank goodness!!!!!!

All right, back to the card. My card today actually fits into the SCS challenge today for Ways to use it where they are literally going green. Well, I did both, I used the color green and used recycled paper ;). Good friends of ours are celebrating their 36th Wedding Anniversary and I wanted to make them a special card. For this one I got to use some yummy crocheted trim I bought over at http://www.limelightpapercrafts.com/ and some more of that cool moss recycled paper, which is also from there. Mandy is super quick shipping things out, my order was packed and shipped the same day and got to me all the way from NC within 2 days!!!!

Sorry, got a little carried away, again. The card is 5.5"x5.5" and is pretty thick. I have tons of layers, but this one will be hand delivered, so I am not worried about it. I thought I had a "Happy Anniversary" stamp, but I can't find it, so I went to my trusty SU Elegant Inspirations set and pulled out the 1 Corinthians 13:13 stamp which is so very fitting for an Anniversary card, don't you think? Have a look at

Now these three remain........


Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, PTI Vintage Cream, K&Company DP, moss colored recycled paper from http://www.limelightpapercrafts.com/ ,

Stamps: SU Elegant Inspirations

Ink: Palette from PTI in Dark Chocolate, Chalk Box Chestnut Roan, Dark Brown

Accessories: Chocolate crocheted lace trim from http://www.stampersdreams.com/ , Kaiser half pearls in Chocolate; Nesties Labels 4; chocolate satin ribbon pulled together into a ribbon flower, handmade stick pin with green and brown glass beads; heart charm; dimensionals, Primas

To be honest, I truly like the way it came out. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by today my friends. It is always fun having you over.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Yeah, I did get to create.....

even it it was two simple ones, LOL!

I am still working on some projects for http://www.innovativestampcreations.com/ and this first one right here

Just for you

is one that was a little challenging for me. I love the image, those bushes are so peaceful, but they are not tall at all (about 2") and I was trying to figure out what to do with the empty space. I think I threw like 3 or 4 cards in the trash because nothing seemed right until I had this EUREKA moment, LOL!. For some reason this is my go to embossing folder and it looks good with a lot of images, so I pulled out my Cuttlebug and got my trusty "Bird Call" folder and went to town, well in the bushes :D:D:D. I did not want to add too much, and I think that adding those small scalloped ovals and a few other things (you all know I just had to add a pin, it would not be me if there was no pin, right?????). So, my friends, what do you think, does it work?


Paper: PTI white, the moss colored cs is from http://www.limelightpapercrafts.com/ and is made from recycled paper. It is not very thick, but works great if used as a mat.

Stamps: Flair of Summer I from ISC for the bushes and the "Just for you"

Ink: SU Mellow Moss

Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder Bird Call, Primas, gem brad, Nesties petite scalloped ovals, white sheer ribbon, handmade stick pin with glass beads.

The second one I called

You're special


Paper: PTI white, and the same moss colored recycled paper cs from http://www.limelightpapercrafts.com/

Stamps:ISC Summer Elements III for the Sunflower image and the sentiment "You're special".

Ink: Chalk Box Yellow Cadmium, Chestnut Roan

SU Mellow Moss

Accessories: distressing tool, SU oval punch

Wow, this card is kind of naked is you look at other cards I make, isn't it? But guess what? I like it. The sunflower image does not need anything else. To achieve the look on that sunflower I used my Chalk Box inks again. I like using them because the cat eyes make it super easy to get even small areas of the image. Like I have said, it is not the typical Sabrina kind of card, but I like the way it turned out.

Ok, y'all, my hubby just walked in the house and I have not cook supper yet {I guess I am the one in the dog house tonight (rolls eyes!!!!)}.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to be back possibly tomorrow ;P.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Oh no.....

it is already Tuesday and I have not stamped a thing since last week :(:(. Well, you all know that things of life sometimes get in the way. On Saturday I woke up and I was determined to wash my windows!!!! You all have to know that when we moved back to the states last year I wanted a BIG house, yep, so my hubby bought me this almost 3000 sq ft. house and we have tons of windows. Don't get me wrong, I love windows but if you have ever lived in the desert you know that there is sand in everything and everywhere. To make a long story short, I washed all of my windows inside and out on the bottom floor, I was way too chicken to get on a big ladder and wash the ones upstairs and hubby still is dealing with his back being out of line, so the outside of those windows will have to wait for a minute. Anyhow, after that I did yard work again and convinced hubby he needed to wash my car too and not just his :D:D:D, so he did a quick job on that and it was late afternoon and I was pooped. Sunday, well, Sundays in our house is church time, so we were gone most of the day because we had 2nd Sunday Fellowship and it lasted forever!!!!. Yesterday I went out and about with my two kiddos and that was that. So, you all know know what happened and I am sorry for being such a bad blogger!!!!!! This morning after I did my chores I just went into my room and pulled out my new goodies I got from http://www.limelightpapercrafts.com/ . Mandy is so fantastic she ships right away and you have your package within a few days. All right, back to the card, I also ordered a Unity Stamp Company stamp from Mandy and this is what happened in only 15 minutes

Paper: My card base is PTI white, the second layer is a moss colored cs from http://www.limelightpapercrafts.com/ so is the white scalloped circle, scrap of Basic Grey paper for the butterflies
Ink: SU Mellow Moss
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company for te butterfly sentiment
ISC for the vine on the moss colored cs which is from
the Marvels of Nature II Set
Accessories: moss satin ribbon (Big Lots find only $ 1.00)
golden bead end caps (Michael's) Kaiser half pearls
Martha Stewart 3 butterflies punch

The edges on the moss layer are distressed and the scalloped circle is popped up with dimensionals. I also sponged the edges of the circle to soften it a bit. I don't know if you can see all of the details in the picture, for some reason I had a pretty hard time taken a good picture.

It is 11:15 AM here (we don't change time!!!!) and I am about to take my kids out for a minute or two. Guess where they want to go? Naomi and Thalia both love Michael's so we are headed there in a bit.

Thank you so very much for stopping by. I truly love having you over.

Talk to you all soon,

Friday, March 6, 2009

WOW, where did the week go?

Hello my friends, I know you might say, are you kidding, TGIF. I was on a roll until yesterday. Everything I put in my hands yesterday kind of broke or did not work. Do you ever have those days? Well, it was a good thing that I was able to pull 2 cards off though :D. As I've told you I am a Spot Guest Architect {here is this fancy word again :D:D:D} and I still had to get some cards done for that. So, to make a long story short, I pulled the two sets that I still needed to work with out and brainstormed for a minute. The first one is pretty simple and I hope Betsy does not mind that they are. In my order that came in last Saturday from Joann I had some Vanilla Bazzil paper which I was not too sure about, but after taking it out of the package it was not too bad after all and with the addition of some K&Company Blue Awning paper it does not look that bad.

What do you think?


Paper: Bazzil textured Vanilla, SU Not Quite Navy, K&Company
Blue Awning

Stamps: ISC "Reflections" and "Be Thankful"

Ink: Chalk Box Prussian Blue, Blue Iris

Accessories: handmade stick pin (special request by Betsy!!!)
handmade crochet flower, pearl brad (found at Mike's
in the bridal department), beige sheer ribbon

Like I've said, real simple, but this butterfly is so dominant, that I just couldn't get it too overdone. Do you think she will like it?

All right, now to the second card. Since I already had the Bazzil Vanilla out I figured I just go ahead and use the other half, ;)!! Since we live in Arizona now I have not seen any cattails, but while we were in Okinawa,Japan, they were everywhere. This card is yet another simple one and I got to use my brand new Cricut cartridge Storybook. I thought I loved the few other ones I had, but this one is just "WOW". You can do so much with it. This butterfly corner is on the regular key a letter and when you push one of those extra buttons on the overlay it will turn into a regular butterfly or a "fancy corner"!!! Pretty cool!!!

Here it is, my "just saying hi" card

Paper: Bazzil textured Vanilla, SU Chocolate Chip
Stamps: ISC "Be Thankful" and the sentiment is from the Occasion
Set from Inkadinkado
Ink: Chalk Box Chestnut Roan, Palette in Vintage Cream from PTI
Accessories: Cricut Expression Storybook cartridge, Kaiser
Chocolate half pearls, Nesties Labels 1, Embossing Pen
to outline the butterfly and copper embossing
powder, corner rounder

That is all that is to it. I actually tried to stamp right before I wrote this post, but I had to stop. I am not feeling it today :(. Maybe it is because we are overcast today and it looks like it is going to rain at some point. I truly hope it does not rain, my baby, Naomi is on a field trip today. She was announcing yesterday, that she gets to go behind the scenes and scoop up giraffe poop. Seriously, why would someone get excited about that? That's a 7 y.o. for ya.

All right my friends, I thank you so very much for stopping by today to see what I have been up to. Little ole' me wishes you a great weekend. See you all later.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hello and Happy Wednesday!!!!!!

Can you believe I got to stamp 2 days in a row? YEAH, for me!!! Yesterday I received a flyer in the mail from Pier 1 Imports and they had the coolest stuff in there. I usually don't buy there, but they have some fun stuff in this flyer. There were these coasters that had a swirly design in a muddy brown. So my head started spinning {you all know what I am talking about, right?!?!?!} Lately there have been all of these fun cards on SCS in the color combo brown/blue. This is just gorgeous to me, so this little beauty is what got me going this morning. At first I did the negative kind of thing {you know rubbing the ink pad directly over your embossing folder} but that was not the right look. Too much of the pretty blue was gone, so I ran a piece of bashful blue through the bug again and just used my trusty Chalk Box inks and rubbed over the swirls very lightly. That was much better. The rest is self-explanatory, because there is not much else to it but embellish a bit and "Viola" you have a card ready to go.

I'm here if you need me


Paper: SU Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Palette from PTI in Dark Chocolate

Stamp: Here for you by Verve


Prima's in light blue and brown, Basic Grey Granola button, light blue sheer and chocolate satin ribbon from my stash I brought back from Japan. Antic silver bead end caps, handmade stick pin with glass beads, Nesties Labels 1

Let me tell you it feels really good to be able to stamp and get that "Therapy Session" in every day!!!!!!

But wait, this was not all!!!! NO, I have another card for you this time one that I usually have a hard time with.

A "Man" card or a little more masculine if you will. No flowers on this one, but I think using this cool "We are Memory Keepers Precious Hardware" in silver lining I got from Joann.com with a 40% coupon a while back made it pretty easy. I also used some of the new papers I got on Saturday by DCWV "Latte". I have no idea why they call it that, because there is not really that much brown paper in there. It has more rich purples, green, blues in it than anything else, but it is yummy. I chose two of them, the stripes and the plain blue-ish gray ones. They just screamed masculine to me. Besides that I used SU's Buckaroo Blue, my Nesties Classic Rectangle Large, and stamps from 3 different companies!!!! Yep, I just had to do that :D.

Here we go:

Our prayers are with you


Paper: SU Buckaroo Blue, DCWV Latte Mat Stack

Ink: Chalk Box Charcoal, Prussian Blue

Stamps: CTMH Faith {praying hands} , Verve Notes of Prayer

{Our prayers are with you} Unity Something Within

{1 Chronicles 16:11 which is on the inside}

Accessories: Nesties Classic Rectangles Large, We are Memory

Keepers Precious Hardware Kit in silver lining for the

frame and brads

Pretty cool, if I may say so myself, LOL!!! No really, I always have a hard time with masculine cards, but I think this one will be a hit with my hubby. He critiques my cards, but when I make something that does not have flowers for a change, he will probably let me buy some more stuff, heehee!!!!. I told you all, I need some more SU papers. Gotta work it :D:D:D:D anyway you have to if you don't work ;).

Oh, let me ask you this. Does the second rectangle look all right sideways? At first I had it as a mat the right way under the praying hands but decided to change it. I did not like it plain that way either until I put the striped strip on it.

What ya think?

Hugs, until hopefully tomorrow ;)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Wow, that took a .....

little longer than I thought. I don't know why, but Blogger has been giving me a hard time. I was going to post this second card earlier, but it just did not work. All right, let's see if it will take it now.

This card is one I made this morning as well and I just had to use this stunning paper from a pad by DCWV called "La Creme". It is so gorgeous IRL!!!!!! The mat I used has this flocked damask design on the bottom and it was just screaming to be used,LOL!!!! Besides this paper I also received some PTI stuff, well, paper to be exact. I have been using the PTI I and I absolutely love it, so I ordered some "true black" and "vintage cream" and "dark chocolate" . It is not as heavy as the white, but I love it. This is a real simple card with not a lot of "stuff" on it, but I think it is just enough!!!!

Paper: DCWV La Creme mat stack,
PTI true black and vintage cream
Ink: Versafine Onyx Back
Stamp: Unity Promise of God
Accessories: offwhite Primas, decorative button
in antique silver from Wal-Mart
handmade stick pin

Like I have mentioned before, real simple, but this beautiful paper does not need much.

Do you like it?

And last but not least I have one more, yep, I told you all, that I was stamping this morning, LOL!!!!

This one right here is going to someone who needs a little lift.

Thinking Of You

Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, PTI Vintage Cream,
Basic Grey Urban Prairie, scrap of doppelsided
DP for the butterflies
Stamp: Thinking Of You from the Occasion Set from
Inkadinkado I got at Costco

Ink: Palette PTI color Dark Chocolate

Accessories: Nesties Labels 3, light pink trim from Big Lots, Kaiser half pearls, Martha Stewart 3 butterflies punch, decorative Basic Grey Urban Prairie brad

My friends, what do you all think? Is it possible that my friend will like this one?

All right now, this is for today, really!!!! My kiddos are in bed I just need to go pray for them. You all have a wonderful night and I catch you all later.

Thanks for stopping by today and big hugs to you all,

Yeah, I got to stamp this morning......

my friends. I know it is 5:18 PM now, but my camera's battery decided to give up on me this morning, so I had to wait until that darn thing was charged. My DD Naomi, who is in 2nd grade has only 3 more days of school this week and than they go on a 2 week break. I know, you might think, huh? Yep, she goes to school in the Vail school district, which has school year round and they short break every other month, so this is her springbreak so to speak. So, I will not have a lot of time while I have both of my darlings around. Anyhow, the first card I have for you is one that I made for todays Color Combination challenge over at SCS. I am usually not able to participate, 'cause I don't have all of the SU colors :(:(. But, I am getting better and I am ordering some whenever my hubby let's me ;). A few weeks ago I ordered a Whiff of Joy stamp to get some more coloring pratice, to be honest, LOL, and it came in pretty handy for this challenge. I did not have the Kiwi Kiss or Old Olive cs this challenge called for but I cheated a bit by using some of my yummy Basic Grey Sultry paper, like so many others did as well over at SCS. What you all think? Did I come close?

Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion, Basic Grey Sultry Pad
Ink: Chalk Box Dark Brown, StazOn black, Stampin Spots for the coloring in of the image in certainly celery and pink passion
Stamps: Whiff of Joy (can't remember the name of this cutie } Inkadinkado Occasion Set for the sentiment
Accessories: Nesties Ovals large, heart charm, SU oval tag punch, Prima, Basic Grey button, chocolate satin ribbon, Fiskars Threading Water punch, simensionals, Sakura hot pink aqua lip pen (bought in Japan :D) silver ink pen, Angel Wings Schimmerz, Watercolor pencils, Blender Pen

Please don't be too hard on me, but I really would like to know what you think about this one.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Good Monday morning.......

well, late morning :D it is 10:42 AM here in sunny Arizona. I just finished another card using the fun stamps from ISC and let me tell you, it was fun. On Saturday I received some happy mail from Joann's (that package took like 3 weeks to get here) but I ordered some more Chalk Box Ink pads. I don't know about you, but I really love this stuff. Betsy from ISC asked me to use certain stamps for my time with her being a guest architect and one of them is a sunflower. Well, as I have said on here before, I am not very good at coloring (Jami, hurry on back, so you can teach me, please!!!!) So, seeing these fun Chalk Box colors (yellows going into the burnt orange shades) I just had to give that sunflower a try. Last year I had ordered some So Saffron from SU and had yet to use it, so, this here is what came out of experimenting with my new and old goodies

Get Well

Paper: PTI white, SU So Saffron
Ink: Chalk Box Yellow Cadnium, Burnt Sienna, Chestnut Brown, Creamy Brown
Stamps:ISC Flair of Summer I for the Sunflower and Get Well
Accessories: Nesties Classic Scallop Circles LG, off white sheer ribbon, handmade stick pin with glass beads, Threading water border punch from Fiskars, dimensinals

To get this effect on the Sunflower I used the Yellow Cadnium chalk ink first than I added a little of the Burnt Sienna but that was way to red (ish) so I added some Chestnut Roan and it was just right. The second layer of the Nesties is PTI white cs but I added lots of the Yellow Cadnium Chalk and Creamy brown! What do you think?

That is all for right now. I have tons of laundry today. Since my hubby retired from the military and is no longer wearing a uniform we go through tons of loads a week, but I am not complaning, it's not going to change anything, I am just being a good wife and wash his clothes, LOL!!!

Thanks friend for stopping by today. For all of you that live in that Blizzard path, I'll send you some sunshine. We are supposed to hit 89 today, only like 2 degrees less than the record high from 1910. Woohoo!!!