Saturday, May 30, 2009

Good evening my friends.....

on this hot, yep hot day in Arizona :D. Hope you all had a wonderful day and besides cleaning got some stampin done ;P. I sure did, and let me tell you, it felt good!!!!!

Last week I participated in Sharon Johnson's challenge where she asked to use red, white and blue, but I never uploaded the card. Don't ask me why, I just simply forgot (must be that I am getting older {seriously rolls eyes!!!!}) So, today you'll get to see what I've created for that challenge and for this weeks challenge. Sharon always has fun challenges and there are usually very few rules, and I am all for that :D:D:D. If you care to find out more about Sharon's challenge for this week, where she wanted us to create a card with just about anything flowers, yep, that is right, her theme this week is "Spring has sprung" check it out here at Sharon's blog.

Let me show you last weeks card for challenge # 88


Paper: SU Red Riding Hood , SU Not Quite Navy, PTI white

Stamps: SU cute & curly

Ink: Chalk Box Prussian Blue

Accessories: SU curly punch, red and white Primas, white satin ribbon, square red crystal brads, white button, dimensionals, Cuttlebug embossing folder Forrest Branches

Pretty simple card, but I like the outcome :D.

For this weeks challenge I made two cards. Earlier today I picked up my Basic Grey Gypsy DP off of the floor and it was just calling to be used. So my first card evolved from there. After looking through the pad I decided on the different flowers paper and since this pad has lots of bright colors in it I paired it with SU Apricot Appeal and PTI white.

Next I had to choose a stamp and after searching for the right one, I remembered that I had bought a Unity stamp, the butterfly one a while back and only used it like once. Have a look and see at my

Bright Butterflies


Paper: PTI white, SU Apricot Appeal, Basic Grey Gypsy

Stamp: Unity Butterfly

Ink: Chalk Box Tangerine

Accessories: Nesties petite scalloped ovals large, PTI Summer Sunrise satin ribbon, orange Primas in 2 sizes, bead end caps, half pearls, Martha Stewart 3 butterflies punch, dimensionals

Do you like what you see or are you too blinded by the brightness, LOL!!!! I am not a bright colors kind of girl, but it is a spring/summer kind of color. Reminds me of my Marigolds I planted under my tree in the front yard, but it is soooooooooo very hot here, that I hardly can keep up watering them. All right, on to the next one. The second card for Sharon's challenge is much more muted in color ;P, and I must say that this color combo is one of my favorites.

What do you think?


Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, SU Chocolate Chip

Stamp: Verve I can do all things.....Philippians 4:13

Ink: Chalk Box Chestnut Roan

Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder Textile and the flower bunch from the "with love" set. Nesties Labels 4, Primas from the Belle Fleur Collection, shades of brown Primas, clear crystals, qua colored trim, dimensionals

It's something about this color combo that is soothing in a way. Maybe it's just me, but for me this combo is relaxing.

This is it, my two cards, well 3 cards for Sharon's challenges.

Thanks you so very much for stopping by today and know that if you leave me a comment it is greatly appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, I have to get going and my girls in the tub.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hello on this beautiful Thursday......

did I just write Thursday? Wow, time flies when you are super busy and your kids are home. Let me tell you, I do not know if I will survive 7 weeks with both of my kids at home. I tell you, I love my kids to pieces, but having them both around all day, wow. Hats off to all of you homeschooling moms out there. Yesterday was my babies Birthday and we had a fun day out and about, but all of that did not count anything, because her daddy bought her a new bike and helmet and that stole everything else that she had gotten the show. Anyhow, I have a post for you all today about something really fun that is going on over at ISC . If you participate in this challenge you can win ONE free ISC stamp sheet of your choice. All you have to do is get out your ISC stamps and follow the sketch, link your card on the ISC blog and you are in the game. To find out all of the details head on over and see for yourself. Have you checked out ISC lately for all of the fun and amazingly detailed new stamps Betsy has added? You will love all of the new things Betsy has brought in. AND.... to make it even more interesting for you, Betsy is offering a 10% discount on your purchase and all you have to do is add the coupon code ISC509, but this coupon will expire on 31.May!!!! Hurry!!!!!!

Would you like to see what I came up with for this sketch challenge?

Well, wait no more, here is my take on it


Paper: PTI VIntage Cream, SU Close to Cocoa

Stamp: Thoughtful Verses by ISC

Ink: Chalk Box Chestnut Roan, SU Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Nesties petite ovals large, Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots, chocolate satin ribbon, antique flower button, cording, antique brass cross

So, what you all think? Looks pretty fun and easy for a challenge, plus, you have the chance on winning ONE free sheet of stamps and let me tell you, the "Thoughtful Verses" sheet is gorgeous!!!!! (This is what I would choose if I would not already have this one ;P)

Well, off I go and get my kiddos ready and head on out the door for a minute or two.

I hope you enjoyed this short post today and thank you so very much for stopping by. You guys mean the world to me and I love getting your comments you leave :D.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Happy Sunday.....

my friends. I have a very quick post for you all today and the reason for that is that Innovative Stamp Creations is hosting the sketch challenge over at Card Positioning Systems

CPS 117 and you can win 2 stamp sheet of your choice hop on over and check it out but please have a look at my card first :D


Paper: SU Certainly Celery, SU Confetti White

Stamps: ISC Thoughtful Verses

Ink: Versa Magic Chalk Ink Spanish Olive, SU Mellow Moss, Chalk Box Creamy Brown

Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder Script, Nesties scallop circles large, Nesties crosses, Prima flowers, crystal brads, Tim Holtz distressing tool, foam tape, double sided tape

So, what you all think? I was trying hard to stay away from the typical Sabrina card here and have you noticed I did not use any ribbon? Wow, I am surprising myself here :D:D:D.

All right, I hope that you all have a blessed and fun filled Memorial Day. We are having a church picnic and I just finished making some pasta salad, a German corn, bell pepper and bean salad, and in the morning I'll make some tomato and English cucumber (you know the seedless ones ;p) and Feta cheese salad. I don't really like to bring a lot of the mayo dressing salads to cookout/picnics since you have to keep them cool and that is kind of hard in HOT Arizona, LOL!!!

Talk to you all soon.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Oh my goodness.......

how time flies and I did not post anything!!!! I am truly sorry, but last week was crazy busy in my house. I had lots of things to do for our Pastor's and wife Anniversary at church and when it was all over with on Sunday night, I needed sleep :D. Since Friday and Saturday were evening services we did not get home until almost midnight on both days (ya'll have to know that we live a good 45 minutes away from church and that is on the Highway) So please forgive me once again. I do have a card for you all today that I made for a good friend of mine who is celebrating her Birthday tomorrow. I know, it is kind of late, but it will get there in time since she lives only like 30 min. away ;P. Anyhow, here is what I've created

Birthday Wishes


Paper: SU Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey Eva, PTI True Black

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Stamp: Birthday Wishes from the SU set Elegant Cheer

Accessories: pink sheer ribbon from my stash, 5 layers of Prima Daisies, decorative brad, Nesties classic scallop circles large, Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies punch, pink crystals in 2 different sizes, Foam Tape, double sided tape

So, what do you all think? Would you like this card if you received it in the mail? I sure hope my friend likes it. I know I should start having some Birthday cards already made up, for those Birthdays that just sneak up on you. Maybe it is the age, but if I don't write the Birthdays down every month I'll forget in a heartbeat :D.

Today is the last full day of school for my 7 y.o. they have not really done anything in over a week and her teacher is leaving the school for 2 years, so everything was kind of emotional for both the kids and the teacher alike. She is a good teacher and has given my baby her wings in 2nd grade. So, the teacher if she was going to do something special the last day of school and she said, yes, she was planning on it, but couldn't think of anything, because the school my daughter is going to they are not allowed to bring in cakes, cupcakes, candy or anything unhealthy. My DD Birthday is in July, which is the month they go back to school, but she never gets to celebrate with her friends, so I've decided to donate healthy things like Turkey dogs, wheat buns, 100 cal. Pringles, sugar reduced juice and all of the condiments and plates, napkins etc. so they could have at least a little fun and celebrate my DD Birthday at the same time. One other parent brought Watermelon and a veggie tray. We had one downfall though today!!!! They wanted to do it outside, but it has been raining for 2 days straight here in supposedly sunny Arizona, so they had to do a picnic inside. It was a big hit though!!!

Well, I have a quick question, what are some of you guys doing with your children this summer?

Here in AZ it is pretty hot (most of the time ) and I guess, I'll have to find a few activities to do indoors.

All right, this is it for today, I am sure you've had enough of all my talking. Thank you so very much for stopping by and have a wonderful evening.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Today is the day.....

my friends. Today you can finally purchase the stamps I have been showing you over the past few days. And guess what? If you head on over to Innovative Stamp Creations you'll get a 10% discount if you use the coupon code 51309 , but you'll have to hurry, because this coupon is only good until Friday the 15th!!!!!!!!!!

Since I got this announced let me show you the third stamp sheet that is available now. It is called Gloxinia (yep, that's the name and it is a flower). I have seen Gloxinia's before and have wondered what they were called. Now, that I work for a stamp designer I know :D:D:D.

This one was not easy for me, because I have to admit, that I do not own any of those cool markers everybody seems to have. I guess I'll have to earn some extra points with my hubby to get some now, because I would love to give those stamps the needed attention, if you know what I mean!? ;P.

So, here is my version of the Gloxinia


Paper: Bazzill Vanilla textured cs, K&Company mat stack, the circle is purchased pre-cut from

Ink: SU Mellow Moss, VersaMagic Chalk Spanish Olive, Sage and Wheat

Stamps: Gloxinia by ISC

Accessories: Kaiser half pearls, corner embellishments from my stash(I believe they came from Mike's), sponge, foam tape waterbased markers (I borrowed from my 7 y.o. ;P)

The image is very muted, which I like for this one since I was going for the Vintage feel. You may laugh, but the flower itself was colored with my daughter's markers she uses on a regular basis to color stuff for school. They work, but I do need to buy some REAL markers for myself. I know I have said this about 5 times in this short post so far, but I am trying to figure out how to tell my hubby that I NEED to have some special markers to make my cards look better, hehe!!

Wait, don't go anywhere yet, I have one more Gloxinia for you.


Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, K&Company mat stack

Ink: VersaMagic Spanish Olive

Stamps: ISC Gloxinia

Accessories: cotton tri, from my stash, Kaiser half pearls, SU Designer punch, dimensionals, Le Plum Marker in Vintage red

This is a very simple card, but I thought I'd leave it like that since this image is so pretty.

If you like all of the stamps that I have shown you over the last few days, you might want to hop on over to Connie's blog, you know Connie from mcstampindusktildawn , she has some beauties to show.

All right, this is it for now. I'll have to get some sewing done today and I am way behind. I have to have 3 lap handkerchiefs done by tomorrow afternoon, yikes!!!!

See you all later and thank you so very much for stopping by today.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hello and Happy Tuesday...

my friends. As promised I have a little something for you all today. Tomorrow Wednesday the 13th, is the release date of some fun new stamps over at ISC and I promise you, you will not be disapointed at all. The new stamps are wonderful. I was really happy when Besty, the owner of ISC told us about this scripture set. You all know by now that I love using scripture stamps and scripture in general on my cards, so this set is right up my alley ;P. We, the creative architects were to choose each a different scripture to work with and yours truly picked Philippians 1:3. This is such a short scripture, but it is so powerful. So why don't you have a look at how I've used this scripture?

Butterfly I thank my God......


Paper: SU So Saffron, Certainly Celery, DCWV textured pink cs, Basic Grey Urban Prairie

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU Certainly Celery

Stamps: Thoughtful Verses by ISC (available TOMORROW!!!)

Accessories: Nesties Labels 2, Foam Tape, dimensionals, Prima Vintage flowers, Kaiser half pearls, sheer ivory ribbon, handmade stick pin with glass beads in shades of pink and green

So, how do you like this one? That big butterfly I've used here is included in this wonderful set. But it does not end here, it comes with several different sized butterflies and this is not the only scripture either, but I am not going to tell too much, go on over to Innovative Stamp Creations tomorrow and have a look. I made 2 more cards, but I'll wait to show you those a little later, all right? No, you don't want to wait, o.k. you have convinced me. I'll show you one more! For this second one I used the emboss resist technique with the medium sized butterfly from this wonderful set. This was my first time trying this technique, but I'll have to say that it was much easier than I thought it would be. You experts out there, does this look anything like it is supposed to look?

Paper: PTI white

Ink: SU Apricot Appeal, Ranger distress Tea Dye, SU Barely Banana, Chlak Box Yellow Cadmium, Creamy Brown, VersaMark

Stamps: Thoughtful Verses by ISC

Megabilities curved rectangles, Prima Flowers Swaney Collection, brown sheer ribbon, antique brass butterfly charm, brown glass beads, MS butterfly punch, small half pearls, Foam Tape, clear embossing powder

Don't you just love it when you try something new and it works the first time? I sure do, and this card has a softness to it, that I am sure I would not have achieved with a different technique here.

All right, this is it for now. Make sure you come back tomorrow because we have one more set to show and please hop on over to Connie's blog to see what she did. It is so fun to see how the same stamp set can look so different when used by someone else.

Thanks for stopping by today and when you get a chance I'd love to hear what you think.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Good Monday evening.....

my friends! I have a very exciting post for you all today. Wednesday the 13th it is the release date for ISC's new stamps for the month of May. Let me tell you, you will love what Betsy has been working on. I, personally have a hard time with flower stamps, but it was fun working with one of the sets which is called Plumeria. Have you ever wondered what those gorgeous flowers are called that you'll see in lots of pictures from Hawaii? Well, wonder no more, they are Plumeria's and you can buy this cool set of different size Plumeria's over at ISC in just 2 more days. Have a look and see for yourself how cool these stamps are


Paper: SU Certainly Celery, recycled moss colored cs, watercolor paper, K&Company pad Ancestry (you all know I like Vintage ;P)

Ink: Palette Moulin Rouge, VersaMagic Sage, Spanish Olive, Chalk Box Creamy Brown

Twinkling H2O's, watercolor pencils

Accessories: Nesties small ovals, satin ribbon in soft sage from my stash (I know I have a huge stash!!!)

pearl Dew Drops, dimensionals

Stamps: Plumeria from ISC which includes different size Plumeria's and some sentiments.

So, what you all think about this one? You can't really see the twinkle from the H2O's but let me tell you it looks really cool IRL. Well, if this one is not quite winning you over, have a look at my second card.

For this one I simply embossed the Plumeria's in white and colored them in with SU Pretty in Pink stamp pad and watercolor pencils in pink shades.

Paper: PTI white, DCWV pink textured cs from the Spring pad, watercolor paper
Ink: VersaMark, SU Pretty in Pink, watercolor pencils
Stamp: Plumeria by ISC
white embossing powder, Tim Holtz distressing tool, pink crystals , foam tape, dimensionals

Isn't it amazing how different this stamp looks here?

Make sure you come on over to ISC on Wednesday to see the entire set, you will love it!!!!

All right, that is it for me for tonight. I am still not 100% and sneezing and coughing like crazy, so I will take me some of that nasty liquid stuff (you all know what I am talking about) that makes you sleep like a baby and all better in the morning (well, that is supposedly be so, still waiting on the being better part, LOL) but I will take it until that stubborn thing will leave me.

See you all tomorrow with a little bit more of the Wednesday release. The one I am showing you all tomorrow is probably my favorite one, but come on back and see for yourself.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great night,

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hi there!!!

How are all of you my friends out there in cyber world doing? Another apology from my side my friends. My little one has been sick and now I am sick. No, it is not H1N1, just a cold but mine is a little more stubborn and just does not want to leave. Today I have been really feeling sick, but I needed to make a card for the Devine Design Bible Verse Challenge over at SCS. I have not missed a month yet and I don't plan on starting now, so the card I have for you all today is for the DDBVC .

The LORD is my.......

Paper: PTI white, Basic Grey Porcelain, DCWV green textured card stock
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU Certainly Celery (to distress the edges)
Stamp: Unity stamp Psalm 28:7
Accessories: Nesties scalloped ovals and ovals, red sheer ribbon from my stash, antique silver heart charm, silver bead end caps, crystals, dimensionals, red Primas

This card came together rather quick, but that was good as I am not feeling all that well, but I believe that this too shall pass! Please, keep me in your prayers. I'll have a few things to show you all on Monday or so, but until then, I have to keep it zipped ;P.

Thanks for stopping by and hugs from very hot Arizona,