Monday, August 31, 2009

Good Monday morning......

hope your weekend was fun and relaxing. Last week my neighbor came over and asked me if I had time to show her some ideas for little chocolates she was planning on giving to some nurses at the hospital where she gets her monthly treatment. I said sure and we went to town. We had so much fun she wanted to go to Mike's and get some paper and stuff on her own. She was totally overwhelmed with what was out there, but she bought some cool paper and ribbon and other embellishments. Besides that we found all kinds of little notepads and journals, magnets etc. that are usually in the $ bins, but they had a sale and everything was 45 cents, so we went overboard ;P. Needless to say that she came back the next day and was all excited to see how easy some of the little boxes and bags were to make. I have a few pictures to show you guys with what the bags looked like that I made samples of. So you'll have to forgive me that I am only showing the pictures and don't really have a recipe on what I used as I totally forgot to write it down, sorry!!!

The first picture is of a little box purse I made from a tutorial that I found at Carolina's . To be honest I truly love this little purse as you are able to alter it to make it bigger and still just use one sheet of 12x12 paper ;P.


K&Company DP sorry can't remember the name as it was a loose piece I had laying around

Prima flowers, Dew Drops and River Rock grosgrain ribbon from Ribbons And Bows Oh My.

Isn't that a cute little bag? It is so very quick to make too even for a beginner, like my neighbor. She really loved this one and was wondering if I could make this into a bigger bag. Well, needless to say that I gave it a try right after she had left and this is what I came up with. Since it is pretty big 9" wide and 4.5" high and 2" deep I used an entire 12x12 sheet of DP and had the idea of making it into a closed purse, so I added an additional piece of CS in a coordinating color and this is the result

The 12x12 piece for this purse was scored at 5", 7" on one side. I turned it and scored on the other side at 1.5" and 10.5".

After assembling the bag I added the separate piece of cs after scoring it at 1" and 1 1/4". For the flap I simply cut off the corners on an angle. I attached the 1" part to the back of the bag and punched 2 holes into the 1/2 " part ad threaded ribbon trhough for the handle. If there is any interest on having more details on this bag, I'll get more detailed instructions together.

Aren't those cute? This last bag actually holds quite a lot of stuff and is IMHO is much nicer and personal than a store bought gift bag.

All right, that was the playing around stuff I also have a Birthday card I made for one of the ladies at church.

I got to use some of my new PTI cs, well, it has been around for a while, but I never had ordered it until now. It is called Rustic Cream and is a lot like the SU confetti white paper, but heavier ;D.

Have a look at my last minute Birthday card


Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, SU Close to Cocoa, K&Company K-Ology DP, SU Pretty in Pink

Stamps: SU Elegant Cheer

Ink: SU Close to Cocoa, Chalk Box Creamy Brown to age the edges of the Pretty in Pink layer behind the DP.

Accessories: Nesties Labels 3, chocolate satin ribbon, Prima roses from the Fairy Tale Collection, pink Dew Drops, foam tape, dimensionals

Isn't this a cute little card? The elderly lady I gave it to absolutely loved it. She was so excited that I thought of her, but you know what, it was more rewarding for me, as I was able to put a smile on her face. She had lost her daughter who was younger than I am, while we were in Japan.

All right, this is it for now. Thank you so very much for stopping by.

Have a wonderful day,

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Oh my...........

where has time gone once again? Hope you all are well on this very hot day here in Southern Arizona. I have a very quick card and post for you all today. Remember when I got my Verve order 2 weeks ago? Well, this is another Plain Jane stamp that I had ordered and it was just calling out to be used for this quick card. For the base I used my beloved PTI white and I ran it through my Bug, the Cuttlebug that is, using the Floral Fantasy folder. To make the main panel a little more interesting I cut a Nesties curved rectangle once again with my Bug, stamped the verse in VersaFine OnyxBlack and sponged the edges with SU Certainly Celery. Well, I wanted a quick card, but that did not look right, so I got one of my crochet flowers out and added a pearl brad, but something was still missing so I decided that I had to use my other Bug, the Cricut Expression, and cut at least a stem for the flower, so I did that by using the Home Accent cartridge and one of the flourishes on there and cut it at 2.5" adhered it to the card over the scripture panel to make it look like the stem of the flower and finished the card off by adding 3 pink half pearls. Very quick and easy.

Have a look

Paper: PTI White

Stamp: Plain Jane by Verve Isaiah 61:3

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU Certainly Celery

Accessories: Nesties curved rectangles, Cuttlebug embossing folder Floral Fantasy, crochet flower, Cricut Expression Home Accents cart, pearl brad, pink half pearls, dimensionals

What do you think? Not bad for being a quick card ;P.

Well, gotta run and get dinner started.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hi there.....

on this beautiful Thursday!!! Well, it was not so beautiful earlier, but I am good now. I got some Therapy time in and that made it all better. This morning, my DD, 4 y.o., decided that she wanted cereal, off course, being her, she did not eat it all at the table. I was upstairs cleaning the bathrooms, making the beds, and cleaning up my stamp room, when she comes running in "Mommy, mommy, I won't do it again!" I asked her you won't do what again, when she replied SPILL the cereal in NeNe's room (that is her big sisters room !!) See now, she knows better than bringing that bowl of cereal upstairs to begin with, but my child spilled Honey Bunches of Oats all over the carpet!!!! Boy was I upset! I know it is just cereal, but this happened way too often lately, and every time they are told not to take their food upstairs, they go totally against that rule. So, I cleaned up the mess, told my 4 y.o. to go in her room and not move ;P, yeah right, since when is a 4 y.o. sitting still for longer than 2 minutes? All right, after I cleaned up I just went into my half way clean stamp room and just created 2 cards, and let me tell you, while I was doing that I had to tell myself, why in the world did you get so upset, it is just cereal and milk, it won't leave a stain. It was just at that moment, I could have choked her :D:D:D.

I guess what I am trying to say is, that even with those little things that happen when you have children, Therapy, always helps, plus you get to make someone else's day in the progress.

So, here are the 2 cards I got done during my Therapy session ;P

Girly girl card, create in me.........


Paper: PTI White, SU Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey Eva pad

Stamp: Verve Plain Jane Psalm 51:10

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, for the sponging of the edges Su Certainly Celery, VersaColor Orchid

Accessories: Nesties scalloped circles, Standard Circles Large, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Basic Grey button, Prima Daisy Doodles in Candy Pink, pink half pearls, white grosgrain ribbon, pink sheer ribbon, Heirloom Keepsakes Vintage Collection small heart button, Schimmerz Blingz in Pink Poinsettia (for the butterfly), dimensionals, foam tape, double sided tape

So, what do you think about this girly girl card? This is for a teenage girl who just got in some trouble recently and her aunt (a friend of mine) wants to let her know that she cares about her and that God can help you, if you let HIM!!!

On to my second card, well, this one is a masculine one, and just like the one above this one was made with a special person in mind, another teenager, who is being lost out there in this big world! I tell ya, Satan sure is trying hard to destroy our Youth.

I know the plans I have for you............

Paper: PTI White, True Black, Basic Grey Granola pad

Stamp: Verve Jeremiah 29:11

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU Close to Cocoa

Nesties rectangles, Basic Grey Granola buttons, Jute cord from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Tim Holtz Distressing tool, light blue saddle stitched grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, foam tape

A pretty simple card, but this scripture has so much power to it. I sure hope that this young man gets this understanding and turns his life around.

Well, that is it for now!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I sure had fun creating today and I hope you'll have fun looking at them ;D.

See you all later.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Happy Wednesday......

my friends!!!! Today I have a very quick post for you as I needed a Birthday card and decided to just combine the two ;P. Some of you know that I design for Innovative Stamp Creations and this is exactly where this stamp is from. It is called Sketch of Roses and is absolutely beautiful and detailed. The picture does not show it (at all :C) but I colored it with my Twinkling H2O's and the shimmer IRL is stunning. To give the rose panel a little more interest without taking away from the rose itself, I scored the edges with my ScorPal and added some silver half pearls on the corners. The tag was cut with my Nesties Ribbon Tags Trio and attached with some white sheer ribbon. As I said, pretty simple, but today it needed to be a quick one. :D:D:D.

Have a look and see for yourself

It's a Rose Birthday

Paper: PTI White and True Black

Stamps: ISC Sketch of Roses for the rose and Bush Flower for "Happy Birthday"

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Nesties Ribbon Tags Trio, white sheer ribbon, Twinkling H2O's in Wild Vine and Blushing Rose, dimensionals, silver half pearls

Again, I am sorry about the picture, it was kind of windy when I took the picture and this is the best one, sorry.

Well, that is it for now, I have a few more things up my sleeves and hope to be back tomorrow ;P.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.


Monday, August 17, 2009

And we have a winner.......

for Fridays Stamp Simply Birthday Celebration Blog Candy.

Just a few minutes ago I used to pick a winner.
Are you ready? All right, I'll hurry up and get it out :D:D:D:D

True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 16 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Number 16 is Velta

She said:

I love this card. the colors are great together and I am lovin the design. I have subscribed to your blog and look forward to seeing more of your great artwork!

Thank you so very much Velta. Could you please contact me with your snail mail address, so I can get this candy out to you.


Thanks so much to EVERYBODY who left a comment, they are all so very much appreciated.

That is it for tonight, gotta go and give my family dinner now.


Happy Monday morning.....

my friends. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Today I have a little box purse to share with you all. I have been playing around with some ideas I had in my head for a while now and yesterday I just sat down and actually made one that I think will come in handy to give away some chocolates, earrings or other little gifts. It is a pretty sturdy little box as I only cut of two small sections and folds all the rest inside the box. It is a pretty simple box, but can be dressed up or dressed down, whatever your needs might be :D.

To give you the basic directions here is what you'll need:

Cardstock of your choice cut to 6"x11".

Now on to the scoring on the LONG (11") side score at 2,5,7,10

turn your cs to the SHORT (6") side and score at 2" and 4 ".

This is a very sturdy box and holds 9 Ghirardelli chocolates or 15 and more little Dove Bliss chocolates with no problem.

For the handles I simply cut a piece of ribbon 10" long and fold in 1/2", to make it a clean edge, punched a hole with my punch added a small brad and attached it to the box.

To make the top flap of the box a little more sturdy I cut a piece of DP to 3"x3", scored it at 1" and cut the edge with some scalloped scissors and adhered it to the top of the flap. To keep my flap closed I added a small magnet closure and decorated a little.

Have a look.

Paper: PTI True Black, Basic Grey Boxer
PTI Vintage Cream
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Chalk Box Burtn Sienna

Accessories: Primas different flowers in orange, SU hardware, Making Memories silver brads, black satin ribbon, silver half pearls, Nesties Labels 4

If you have any questions about this box, feel free to contact me. I'll try to get a tutorial together for better understanding. I am a visual person myself, so I think it will be a little easier to understand having pictures ;P.

I was so excited about this little box that I just had to show it to you all :D.

Thanks for stopping by this morning and make sure, if you have not done so, to sign up for the Blog Candy I am offering for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Birthday Party. I will pick a winner tonight at 6:00pm Mountain time!!!!!!

Have a great day big {{{HUGS}}},

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Oh my goodness.....

it is Saturday and I am just now getting a chance to get on my computer. You can imagine that I was at awe when I saw all of those nice comments you guys have left me. YEAH, I am jumping up and down in my chair, LOL!!!! Thanks so much for making my day a happy day!!!!

I have a little something for you all today as well. I found out the other day that a young lady at our church has been pretty sick and I decided to take the time and sit down a make a card for her to let her know that I am thinking of her. She is pretty quiet and not really a people person, but never the less I wanted to send her a little pick me up card and this is what I came up with.

Thinking of You

Paper: PTI White, Basic Grey Ambrosia

Stamp: Inkadinkado (I am not sure but I think it's the Occasion set)

Ink: Chalk Box Creamy Brown, SU Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Nesties Labels 1, Prima Hydrangeas from the Deep Woods Collection, Dew Drops Sunflower Mix, off white sheer ribbon from my stash

As you can see it is a pretty simple card, but I hope that the happy colors will cheer her up a little.

Since I was done so fast with this card I just had to do another one ;P, you all know what I am talking about, right? When you have a chance of sitting at your table and you accomplish something pretty quick you just keep going :D:D.

You might remember that I received some new Verve stamps last week and so I decided to reach into my Verve box and get going on a card that had Hebrews 11:1 on it. You all know that scripture, right?

"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen".

See for me this is a very powerful scripture and reminding me, that even if you can't see the end of the tunnel yet, it is there. Plus, it is a pretty good card to have on hand for someone that is going through.


Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, K&Company Roam (found it on sale the other day at Joann ;D)

Stamp: Verve Plain Jane Hebrews 11:1

Ink: Su Chocolate Chip, Chalk Box Creamy Brown

Accessories: crystal flourish, Prima Hydrangeas, Nesties Petite Oval Large, off white satin ribbon, half pearls, antique copper cross charm from Expressions of Faith, foam tape, dimensionals

What do you think? It's not a fancy card or anything, but I sure got my dose of Therapy in. I am pretty happy about that, plus I was able to share a little something with you all.

Off I go to get some chores done. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you all after the weekend.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hey, hey........

are you guys ready for a Birthday Party? Well, let me tell ya, Sharon over at No Time to Stamp is celebrating her 100th Stamp Simply challenge and that is reason enough, we thought, to have a little party!!!!!! And guess what, all you have to do is make a Birthday card!!!!! Yep, that is it, well, for the most part. As this is a party with a twist, we'd love for you to stop by all of the people on this following list (these are present DT members, past, guests you name it) No worries, it is only like 19 of us and if you get yourself a cup of coffee or tea or whatever it is you drink and sit back, you'll even have the chance to win some Blog Candy!!!! Did I just say that? Yes, I guess I did :D:D:D. Some of us gals decided to share a little something with you and all I am asking for you to do on my blog is

1. leave me a comment, I love comments :D:D:D.

2. Become a follower of my Blog

that is it!!!!!! Not hard at all.

So, let me show you the Birthday card I made

Happy Birthday.....Stamp Simply :D


Paper: PTI White, SU Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey Offbeat

Stamp: SU Warmest Regards "Happy Birthday"

Ink: SU Certainly Celery

Accessories: Nesties Labels 3, Basic Grey Opaline half pearls flower with flourish, Martha Stewart 3 butterflies punch, dimensionals, brown stain ribbon, green grosgrain ribbon, Pearl Lettuce colored Dew Drops

What do you think? Do you like this Basic Grey Paper? If you do, you'll have the chance of winning a pad and some more goodies that coordinate with this DP and remember, all you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment:D:D:D.

Want to see what all is included in the Blog Candy?

Look at this

Blog Candy contents:

1 Basic Grey 6"x6" DP pad Offbeat
1 package of Recollections half pearls
1 package of Making Memories blossoms and brads
(Neutral mix including 50 mini blossoms and 25 mini brads)
1 package of 125 regular 1/2"x1/2" 3D foam squares
1 package of Prima shades of brown Daisies

Is that enough reason to leave a comment? Well, I sure hope so, who does not like some free goodies, right?

This is it for me, please make sure you'll sit back and check out the following list of participants in this Birthday Party! Some of them share some Blog Candy as well, and yet others share a yummy recipe with you, yet others teach you a few tricks of coloring silk ribbon with copics etc. So, sit back and enjoy what Sharon and the rest of the gals have for you.

1. Pat Adam - Christmas Gift Tags with BLOG CANDY

2. AJ - 1 Card Done 3 Ways

3. Janine - A Stress Free Summer Menu with BLOG CANDY

4. Tammy - Birthday Reminder Book and BLOG CANDY

5. Jennifer - Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

6. Julie - Card Set in Tote with Directions

7. Barbara- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

8. Deb- Tutorial on Dying Silk Ribbon Using Copics and Refills

9. Jenny- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

10. Jerri - Birthday Card and Tutorial on Hand Embossing with Light Box

11. Joan- Birthday Card and Etched Glass with BLOG CANDY

12. LeAnne - Birthday Card with Glitter

13. Barb- Birthday Cake 3-D Gift Item with BLOG CANDY

14. Darlene - Birthday Card with Special Recipe

15. Rose Ann- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY

16. Leslie - Gift Tin of Soaps with Coordinating Card

17. Heather - Birthday Card

18. Sabrina- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY (that is me :D:D:D)

19. Sharon- Monogrammed Birthday Gift Set with BLOG CANDY

Before I forget, to give you all a chance to leave all of us some love, I will not pick a winner via Random generator until Monday, August 17th, 2009 at 6 pm MST.

Enjoy your day and most of all share your Birthday card with us by linking it to Sharon's blog.

Thanks for stopping by.


Hi all.....

today is the day!!! Release day over at ISC and oh my goodness does Betsy have some good stuff for ya! As you might have noticed the past two days I have used some DP that is called Scrapperdashery. This wonderful paper is part of a kit that Betsy has put together which includes all kinds of fun things. But let me tell you a little about the creation I have to share with you today. Well, I have a few things, first a wonderful little notepad that we were asked to come up with and for it I used the notepad which you will get for FREE if you purchase the kit ;P. Have a look this is the first one I came up with.

Things to do.......


Paper: SU Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Scrapperdashery(which is part of the KIT!!!)

Stamps: Make Note

Ink: Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Tea Dye, Memento Rich Cocoa, Su Creamy Caramel, Chalk Box Creamy Brown

Accessories: Tim Holtz Distressing tool (love that little thing :D) 1 1/8" + 1 3/8 circle punch (the circle on the stamp sheet actually are only 1", but I did not have that punch ;D) and a small pen I bought at the $-Spot at Target which cam in a pack of 6. Heidi Swapp Journaling Spot and felt butterfly

Have I told you that this stamp sheet "Make Note" has a total of 41 stamps on it? Yep, that is a lot of stamps!!

I also have a card for you all and this card was done with the new stamp sheet "Odd Findings" really fun set as well. For this card I stamped some of the different stamps directly on the DP like the Fleur de Lis and the key to give the DP a little more detail. I also used some really cool little findings, like the frame, a tiny key and memory capsule. The only image that I colored on this card is that little butterfly inside the frame and capsule. I did that to make it stand out a little more.

Unlock ...special delivery.....


Paper: SU Confetti White, Scrapperdashery

Stamps: Odd Findings

Ink: Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Old paper for the script stamp I used on the DP, chalk box Creamy Brown for distressing and the Fleur de Lis, SU Close to Cocoa to stamp the key and Fleur de Lis on the background DP, Chalk Box Dark Brown was used to stamp the words "special delivery" on the tag

Accessories: Su oval punch, Nesties Megabilities curved rectangles, Ranger Memory capsule and frame, braiding cord, mini key from 7 Gypsies, Adirondack markers in Butterscotch and Terra Cotta to color in the butterfly, foam tape and dimensionals.

As you can see I had to go outside of my comfort zone for this one, but it was fun to be challenged and think outside the box for a change :D:D.

So, do you like all of those cool things I have been working with? Check this out. This is the Kit Betsy has put together for us and she is sharing a few of them with you all, for a special price.

The Kit is called "Little Bits and Pieces" and includes all of this

and you can find all the details here and you know the best part is, that it is only $ 12.50.

But that is not all, because we want to make it interesting for you all, you can get 10% off of your entire order if you simply enter this coupon code

does that sound like a deal or what? :D:D:D

This coupon code is good until 20.August 2009 so I hope you'll get a chance to take advantage of these fun stamps and this wonderful kit and save some money as well.

Opps, I forgot to mention all of the August Releases that are available!!!

ISC August Release

Ganzia/Africa Daisy (10 stamps)
Odd Findings (26 stamps)
Bush Flowers (13 stamps)
Make Note (41 stamps) plus 1 FREE note pad

All right, this is it for right now. Thanks so much so stopping by and please make sure you also head on over to the other creative architects which you can find in my sidebar. Let me tell you, these girls will make you be at awe. So with that said. I will see you a little later.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It's Wednesday and day 2 of the ISC sneak peeks...

today I have a sneak peek of a wonderful stamp sheet for ya. This Bush Flower looks a lot like our typical daisy, white with a yellow center and let me tell you it was really cool making this card. I started out with Kraft cs as suggested by Betsy the owner of ISC, and the rest was just a hmmmm, let me see if this works at first. I stamped the Bush flower on the Kraft cs in VersaFine Onyx Black and used the Adirondack marker in Meadow to color in the stem. After that I used the Marvy Opaque Stix white marker and the magic happened. At first I thought my Marvy marker was not working, as I colored nothing happened, but I was soon to be corrected as the white kind of showed up. I really thought I had a faulty pen, but I guess this is how it is supposed to work. After that I used yet another Adirondack marker in Butterscotch and colored the center of the flower and voila the Bush Flower was done. To make the Scrapperdashery DP I used as the BG a little more interesting I stamped the medium size Bush Flower on it in VersaMagic Miagara Mist (it is not really visible in the picture, but when you see the card IRL you'll see it ;P). Have a look and see for yourself

Bush Flower


Paper: PTI Kraft and white, Scrapperdashery DP

Stamp: Bush Flower(which will be available on Thursday 13.August 2009)

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Niagara Mist, Chalk Box Creamy Brown

Accessories: Adirondack markers in Meadow and Butterscotch, Marvy Opaque Stix marker in white, Nesties Megabilities curved rectangles, Nesties labels 4, the sentiment "feel Better" was colored directly on the stamp and then stamped on white cs, sheer old olive ribbon from the Stamp Simply Ribbon store

Doesn't that image look cool? I truly like the way this Opaque Stix marker makes this flower look so real. Want to see the inside? Well, I could not just leave the inside naked, so I used the smallest of the flower stamps on stamped it on the inside

and to not just stamp on the Kraft cs I added the Scrapperdashery DP as well, and stamped the small flower directly on it and colored it in the same fashion as the image on the outside. The large curved rectangle was sponged on the edges with Chalk Box Creamy Brown to make it a little more blend with the distressed feel of the DP.

What do you think? Do you like this stamp set?
If you do, you'll have to wait just one more day, yep that is it. One more day and to make it more interesting to you we are giving you a special discount, but you'll have to come back tomorrow to find out the code for it :D:D:D:D. Sorry, I know I am a teaser, but I promise you, you will not be disappointed, so come on back for more. Betsy also put together a fun little Kit, but I can't show that to you as of yet either.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I will see you all tomorrow.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Are you ready for a sneak peek?

Good Tuesday morning my friends!!! Today is the first day of the sneak peeks we will be giving you for Thursday's release of the August stamp line over at Innovative Stamp Creations. So, for today's peek I have a card I made using the Ganzia/African Daisy. We were given some Adirondack markers to color this wonderful flower in a watercolor technique. I also used some really cool Making Memories paper which is called Ledger. It really looks like a sheet of paper from a notepad but thicker. To give it a little more interest I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Textile embossing folder and then ran a Chalk Box ink spot over it in Bisque and Dark Brown. To make the Ganzia flower pop I cut a mat of SU Certainly Celery and 7 Gypsies Cream cs with my Nesties Labels 4 dies. To stay within the theme of distressing I also distressed the edges of those mats in Chalk Box Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan. The main image, the Ganzia flower, was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and as mentioned colored in a watercolor technique using Adirondack Markers in Butterscotch, Meadow, Terra Cotta and Currant. The sentiment, here "God Bless" was also stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa. To top it off I gave the Certainly Celery layer a little more interest by adding some mini 7 Gypsies brads.

So, with no further delay, here is my peek for today

Paper: SU Certainly Celery, Making Memories Ledger DP, 7 Gypsies cream colored cs

Stamps: Ganzia/African Daisy

Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Chalk Box Creamy Brown, Dark Brown, Chestnut Roan, Bisque

Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder Textile, Nesties Labels 4, Adirondack Markers Butterscotch, Meadow, Terra Cotta, Currant, 7 Gypsies mini brads in dark brown

So, do you like what you see? Well, you will have to wait just a few more days and to make it more interesting you will be getting a special discount code to make it a little more affordable for you ;P.

This is it for today, but I will be back tomorrow with another peek.

Have a wonderful day, it sure looks like we are going to get some much needed rain today.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Hey there.....

it's a new week and lots of things happening. Well, let me show you a little something first and then I'll let you know what is happening :D:D:D. Last week, well, Friday, Sharon Johnson asked to make a card for the Stamp Simply challenge # 99 that had the word "Friend" on it somewhere. Because I have not been able to participate in a few weeks, I just had to get some of my new Basic Grey June Bug paper out and go to town. Sharon always asks to make "SIMPLE" cards and she does not have very many requirements, so her challenges are always fun. If you want to find out more about it head on over to Sharon's blog . If you did not know it already, Sharon has this super cool ribbon that she sells in her Stamp Simply Ribbon store. It is May Arts ribbon and let me tell you, you will fall in love with this stuff :D:D:D. The colors are awesome for all of them but I just love her silk ribbon!!!! It is soooooooooo soft and the bows look always great.

Anyhow back to my card. I am usually not a very bright color kind of gal, but when i received some more Basic Grey paper last week it had also the June Bug Pad in it and it is so fun. Needless to say I used some of it and you'll have to be sure to get your sun glasses 'cause this is a bright one,LOL!!!!

For my Friend.......

Paper: PTI White, SU new in color crushed curry, Basic Grey June Bug

Stamp: SU Elegant Cheer

Ink: Chalk Box Yellow Cadmium, Blush Rose

white grosgrain ribbon, Nesties Scalloped Circles, Prima Hydrangeas, Dew Drops from the Sunflower Mix, Foam Tape, double sided tape

Very simple card, but perfect for Sharon's challenge ;P.
This would absolutely be a card that you throw together last minute. I think it took maybe 15 min. if that.

All right now, on to the news. Make sure you guys come back tomorrow because I will be having a "Sneak Peek" for the August release over at Innovative Stamp Creations. It was so much fun this month. Some really cool images and boy oh boy will you be thrilled on with how many stamps you'll actually get with each sheet. For those that have not yet tried ISC stamps you just have to give them a try. So, make sure you'll come back tomorrow to get a look what Betsy has in store this month.

Thanks for stopping by today and I'll see you all tomorrow.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Hello there my blogging friends....

on this absolutely gorgeous Friday here in oh so HOT Arizona. Let me tell you, yesterday my mail delivery lady made me happy, because she brought me some cool new stamps to play with. Yeah, I've got my Verve order in. As I've said many times before, I am crazy about scripture and inspirational stamps. Let me see, I did just say that yesterday, sorry, but I really am crazy about them. So, this morning after I was done doing my house duties, I went into my stamp room and just went for it. Can you believe that I made 3 cards in one hour? They just came together so quickly since I've had last night to think about it ;D.

The first card I'd like to share with you all is more Vintage than anything else, but I wanted to use some Kraft cs with some of a scrap of K&Company Ancestry paper I had laying on my table. Not a lot of embellishments, which was kind of a hard thing for me, because I LOVE embellishments, but I think it works and even can be mailed in a regular envelope and not a over sized bubble one :D:D.

Create in me.......


Paper: PTI Kraft, K&Company Ancestry

Stamps: Verve Notes of Prayer for the cross, Plain Jane stamp Psalm 51:10

Ink: SU Close to Cocoa, Chalk Box Creamy Brown for the sponging of the edges, Versa Craft Sand to stamp the cross on the DP

Nesties Labels 2, half pearls, crystals and some awesome cluny lace in ecru I found at Joann's yesterday for only 25 cents /yard.

I love this scripture and wanted to focus more on the scripture than on all of the embellishments so what do you think, does it pass?

All right, let me tell you a little about the second card. This card is a little more masculine. Last week Korin over at Sweet and Sassy stamps had a blow-out sale and I bought a few, yeah, like I don't have enough of the Basic Grey pads already :D:D:D, and one of them was the Boxer one. Every time I wanted to buy this pad before it was out of stock, so I was happy, really happy when I was able to get it and on SALE for that matter. At my shopping trip to Joanne's yesterday I was browsing around the store when I've noticed that they had changed a lot of things around and they actually had an entire section with tons of Scrapbook and Jewelry making supplies on CLEARANCE. So you already know that the girl had to stroll down those isles with my 4 y.o. in the shopping cart, when I saw these fun little Faith based charms and they were only 97 cents!!!! They had them in a silver finish and in aged copper (love the look of aged copper :D:D:D) so I had to grab a few of each. Oh, I forgot to tell you they had like 8 or 10 charms in a package, so that was really a great deal there.

To make a long story short I bought tons of stuff since they had their 66 years founders day sale going on, but please, please don't tell my husband, he thinks I am going overboard with this card making thing. Men, I tell ya, they have no idea. I always tell him it is much cheaper than Therapy,LOL!!!!!

What do you think about this little more masculine card?

I lift up my eyes......... Psalm 121:1-2


Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Bazzill Vanilla textured, Basic Grey Archaic

Stamp: Verve Plain Jane Psalm 121:1-2

Ink: SU Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Nesties Labels 2, Expressions of Faith bible charm green grosgrain ribbon, narrow brown satin ribbon, tiny buttons from a grab-bag from Walmart, foam tape, double sided tape, dimensionals

Does this one pass as a masculine card? I am always having a little of a hard time with those, so I am happy when I get some DP pads that have both feminine and masculine papers in it.

I am not done yet, I have another one for ya!!!!!

Yep that makes three cards in one post. Yeah, I am finally catching for not posting in a while. :D:D:D.

As you can imagine since I had ordered a few stamps from Verve I had to use them, so one more for today, but there is always tomorrow, when I can show you the rest of them {rolls eyes}!!!!

I have admired this Meditations Set from Verve for a long time, but was not sure if I really needed it. Well, yes, I do NEED it, because this scripture "Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be ACCEPTABLE in your sight, o Lord, my strength and my redeemer" Psalm 19:14

I don't know about you, but there are times when I get really upset and sometimes I just say what is on my mind without thinking about it. Well, to say the least I have upset myself and hurt probably more people than I ever would want to admit, especially before I got saved, 16 years ago, but to this day I try to think before I speak (does not work all the time, but I am working on it) and not say anything that will offend or hurt anybody in any way. This scripture is the PERFECT reminder and I myself think I'll make a little tag or something to put in my car, purse, wallet, refrigerator or anywhere I might need it, so I can be a better person and remind myself. It is a work in progress and I personally don't think that this work is done in this lifetime, but I want to make sure that I get a spot up in heaven and that my name is written in that big book that assures just that. Sorry, did not mean to preach to you all ;D.

So here is my third and final card for now.

Let the words of my mouth.........

Paper: PTI white, True Black, Basic Grey Boxer

Stamp: Verve Meditations Psalm 19:14

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

black textured ribbon, Nesties Large Labels, silver half pearls from Michael's, Foam Tape, double sided tape

If you can see it in the close-up I kind of curled the flower pedals a little and I think it makes them a little more alive.

How do you like this one? Was I able to give you guys some eye candy today or what? :D:D:D:D

Thank you all for taking the time to stop by today. I am not sure if I will be able to upload anything this weekend, so just in case I don't, I wish all of you a wonderful and relaxing weekend.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hello there......

did you all miss me? I have a few things I can't share with you all as of yet, but I also have a card I made to give you guys a little something to look at :D:D:D:D.

I am a very big sucker for scripture stamps and inspirational stamp and I have been looking at ODBD stamps for quite some time but never ordered. Don't ask me why, because I really don't have an answer. So, last week I took the plunge and ordered one and it is not even a scripture stamp, it is the Serenity prayer. I love the way there stamps come in a clear box and the way the stamp. I did not even have to condition the stamp I went straight to the paper.
have a look and see when ODBD stamp hits Parisian Breeze :D

Paper: PTI white, SU Parisian Breeze DP
Stamp: Our Daily Bread Designs "Serenity Prayer"
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Broken China
Accessories: Oval Nesties, scalloped oval Nesties, half pearls, white mini brads, bead end caps, Prima Fairy Tale Collection flowers in white and blue, small cross charm from WalMart, grosgrain ribbon, silver half pearls, dimensionals

What do you all think? I know the blue is not quite the same as the muted one in the DP but I think it works. I guess I was going a little overboard with applying it to the white cs :D:D.
Sorry for the quick post, but I'll have to get in gear to get all of my stuff done for next week ;P.
Thank you as always for taking the time to stop by and checking me out.
Big hugs,