Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and spent time with their family and friends.  My sister and I had a wonderful Christmas and I am very blessed to have her in my life.  Of course, Howard and Abby were very good kids and Santa Claus was very good to them. I'll post some pictures later, but for now its back to work.  At least its a short week!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Cards from our Stamp-A-Stack

Jen and I attended a Christmas Card making workshop held by our friend Sariela.  All designs are hers -- I just copied and made the cards -- which I think are beautiful.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Trees

I saw these in ScrapbooksEtc magazine and knew I wanted to try to make them.  I think they're adorable and pretty simple to make.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Long time, no posts

I think I can safely say I'm home for the rest of the year -- just in time for the rush of the holidays!

Here are the last pictures from the Shoebox Swap back in October.  I can't believe I didn't have time to post them.  Since then I've also had a weekend scrapbook retreat and a Stamp A Stack of Christmas cards.  I'll try to get pictures and post them this week.

Loved the SU tinsel -- didn't think I would - but it's a MUST have.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cards from the Shoebox Swap

Wow - I can't believe it's already November.  I've been in Kansas for a week and am back to West Palm Beach next week.  Here are a few more cards from the Shoebox Swap in October.  Again, I didn't design the cards -- I did make them -- but they are beautiful and wanted to share.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Stuck in Palm Beach

So, I'm finishing up a business trip to West Palm Beach, Florida with flight out at 5:25pm today, and what happens -- a severe storm in Atlanta -- right now we're looking at an 8:30 departure.... so far, they're holding my connecting flight to Dayton -- backing it up to 10:46.  Since I'm stuck and tired of working, I thought I'd post a couple more cards made at the Shoe Box Swap.  I didn't design the cards just made them and do not have the name of the creator.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Shoebox Swap Cards

I was finally able to take some pictures of the cards from the Shoebox Swap Jennifer and I attended a couple weekends ago.  I can't find my camera so I'm using hers and I'm not the best with it.  This is one of the cards we designed -- hope you like.

Stamps: Bells & Boughs
Paper and Inks: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and  Ivory
Other:  Embossing Folder, Scallop Punch, Scallop Die, Lace Ribbon, Markers and Stickles

Monday, October 18, 2010

Home again

I'm home after 2 weeks in Wichita, Kansas.  What a beautiful city and state.  The weather was great -- mid to upper 70's and the bluest sky ever.  I'm home for a week and promise to get some new Stampin' Stuff loaded.  My sister and I were at a Scrapbook weekend and I have some pages to share as well.  We had such a great time and got a lot accomplished.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Not in Kansas anymore

I'm finally back home after a week in Kansas -- beautiful weather and GREAT people!  I attended a Shoebox swap today and have 20 great cards -- all SU to share!  I'll try to load those pictures tomorrow as I'm headed back to Kansas Monday evening for the week.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day

It's a beautiful Saturday --sun is shining, a little nip in the air and the puppy dogs are having a mid morning nap.
Planning on designing our cards for next weekends Shoebox Swap -- pictures later.

We're also working on getting pictures and 'stuff' ready for our scrapbooking weekend October 16th.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Birthday, Happy Owls

Wow this week has just flown by and I haven't had a chance to do any stamping. This is a card I made for a friend's birthday a couple weeks ago -- its a picture from my cell phone -- I forgot to take a picture before I left for work so the quality is not the best.

I used Night of Navy, Cajun Craze and White.  Jennifer created the guitars by using the vest from the Owl Punch and then free-handing the rest.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thank You Card

I was in Michigan working with customers from Minnesota on testing and made this card as a Thank You for their help. 

Stamps: A Flower For All Seasons
Paper and Ink:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, So Saffron, DSP, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie
Other: 2 Orange Jewels, Scalloped Punch, Markers

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Finally, as promised

These are the cards from the classes I took over the weekend. All stamps are Unity Stamps, I believe the paper is Jillibean and the instructor was Kimber McGray.  I really enjoyed trying some new things and stamping with other stampers.  Jen and I are going to a Shoebox Swap on October 9th - all Stampin' Up with 19 participants and the following weekend we're going on a Scrapbook Weekend!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Good Morning

What a beautiful day -- I love Fall  -- the little nip in the air, the crunch of leaves on the ground, the colors...

We settled for bed around 11 -- Abby in her place in my bed and Howard under the bed -- all normal, then Howard decided to come out from under the bed -- so Abby growled like always -- she was kicked out and Howard invited up.  I thought that was settled until she popped up over the side of the bed -- so I 'slept' with both dogs in bed with me last night -- back to the crates tonight!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Great Saturday

Jen and I attended 2 classes today at our local scrapbook store held by Kimber McGray. We made 6 Christmas cards in the morning and 6 everyday cards in the afternoon.  I'll try to get some pictures and post them tomorrow.  What a fun day!

Happy Birthday Howard

Today is Howard's 11th birthday! He is still a very good squirrel chaser, dolly player, and all round good boy!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Monday not really....but it's one day closer to the weekend. 

Here's another card from last weekend...cased from SCS -- I have all the details somewhere -- but where?

I know I used chocolate chip ribbon, old olive and pretty in pink...and the Sweet Pea flowers.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy to be home...

It was a long week and I'm so glad to be back home.  Here's a card I made last weekend just never had a chance to post.


Stamps:  Heartfelt Thanks (first stamp set I bought)
Paper and Ink: Old Olive, So Saffron, Rose Red, White
Other: Old Olive Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Corner Rounder, Embossing Folder

Monday, September 13, 2010

Out of town...

I'm in Columbus today and tomorrow so no new cards from me.  I'll be in Michigan the rest of the week and will be back home Friday evening -- hopefully I can get some stamping done then.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Together we pause to remember the victims, to grieve with the families and friends of those who died, and to honor the heroes of that day and each day since who have sacrificed to save lives and serve their country.  I can still remember that day so vividly.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pick A Petal


Isn't it great? It's finally Friday! I'm going to have a short weekend and a very long week coming up -- but I'm excited about it!  Everyday I check out SCS and blogs of very talented Stampers and when I see something I like I save a picture as I'm sure a lot of people do. I've finally decided it was time to look through those saved pictures make my own card. This one uses a set I love -- Pick A Petal and was originally created by StamperDog and Ann Clemmer.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

Stamps: Pick A Petal
Paper and Ink: Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Piourette, Early Espresso,Whisper White
Other: Early Espresso Ribbon and Owl Punch (for the eyes)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Cute By The Inch

Thursday -- I wish it was Friday -- but then as my Grandma said - don't go wishing your life away.  Here's another card I made on Monday -- with my job I don't get to stamp much during the week. This card is a copy from OregonStamper, I hope you like it!

Stamps: Cute by the Inch, Sweet Little Sentiments
Paper and Ink: Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, and DSP Elegant Soiree
Other: Modern Label Punch, Scalloped Lace Punch

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lovely As a Tree

I finally made it to basement and craft room on Monday afternoon. I had to pick Jen and Rob up at the airport last night and didn't get a chance to take any pictures or post!  It's Wednesday -- gosh the week is flying by and next week is going to be as busy since I'll be out of town on business all week.  I hope you like the card as much as I do -- its something I came up with all on my own -- for a change. I'm an excellent copier.....


Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Word Play
Paper and Ink: Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Others: Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Ticket Punch

Monday, September 6, 2010


got some stamping done this long weekend.  Jen and Rob were on a cruise to the Cayman Islands and I had big plans to get some stuff done -- but as the old saying goes...'best laid plans....'. I did sort out my filing cabinet -- amazing how much junk accumulates and kept up with the basic chores.  I haven't snapped any pictures of my cards yet -- I'll do that tomorrow and post then too. I don't want to go back to work :-(!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Loads of Love

Just a quick post a card made with the Loads of Love set

Stamps: Loads of Love
Paper and Ink: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Black and White, Night of Navy
Other: Old Olive Ribbon

Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Birthday....

A quick and easy birthday card using the new Hostess Set from the IBC.

Stamps: Birthday Bakery
Paper and Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Concord Crush DSP, Naturals Ivory
Other: Scalloped and Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Concord Crush Ribbon

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Best of Cluck

Made a cute little 'good-bye and good luck' card for a friend at work who's leaving for a new job.  This is such a cute and versatile stamp set -- one of my favorites.

Stamp: Best of Cluck
Paper and Ink: So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, DSP Patterns\
Other: Chocolate Chip Ribbon and Hodgepodge Hardware

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wellness Wishes...

We made this card for a friend of my sisters dauschand, Scooter.  He has been poorly since getting neutered, but good today he's home from the vet and doing much better.  I'm sure he loved the card!

Stamps: Wellness Wishes
Paper and Ink: Not Quiet Navy, Old Olive and Bashful Blue, DSP Patterns
Other: Bashful Blue Ribbon, Pencils to color the dog, sponged edges of scallop

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Make A Monster

My sister made my day -- she wanted to go down and make some cards....yeah! I didn't even have to ask, beg and plead.... so we ended up making 4 cards which I'll share in the next few days.  One of my favorite new sets is Make A Monster -- so cute, so easy and practically mistake-proof.

Stamps: Make A Monster
Paper and Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizzaaz, Black Ink
Other: Scalloped Edge Punch, Pear Pizzaaz Ribbon and a hardware(?) I used the circles from Make A Monster to stamp on the Rich Razzleberry.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Playing with blog design

I wanted to try something a little different -- what do you think?

Paper Craft Case

I saw this lay out in Paper Craft magazine and I decided I'd give it a try. I changed up all the colors -- I used some retired DSP - Georgia Peach I bought on the clearance rack at SU.  Love to get a bargain -- especially DSP!!!

No stamping..... Georgia Peach DSP -- So Saffron base layer and petals. Old Olive Ribbon and Silver Brads.
I used 2 punches to create the flowers -- they used a book -- I just couldn't bring myself to cut up a book -- even though I had bought one for a dollar at Target -- so I found a puzzle magazine and stamped out the flowers in the 'answer' section.  I then used a Bubblegum Color Spritz Spray and jewel brad for the center.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My favorite owl....

I really love the new Owl Punch -- using it makes is so simple to put together a very cute card very quickly.

Hope you like it...

Supplies: Owl Punch
Paper: Cajun Craze, So Saffon, DSP, Pear Pizzaaz
Other: Embossed DSP with the Square Lattice, Espresso Ribbon and the Bird punch for the branch

My order...

arrived yesterday. I'm so excited -- most of it is from the Mini -- and for the first time I actually prepped the stamps - that's something my sister always does -- but she's out running around getting ready for her cruise in 11 days.

7 new stamp sets, the new pastels, DSP, the candy die and more -- where to start?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pretty flowers...

I found this stamp set (non SU) and just had to have it -- so here you go.

Supplies: Non SU Stamp
Ink and Paper: So Saffron, Early Espresso, Natural Ivory
Other: Brads and Stickles

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Country Morning....

Here's another card I made using the Country Morning Stamp Set.  Not a favorite -- something is missing....

Stamp Set: Country Morning
Paper and Ink: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Cajun Craze, Naturals White
Other: New buttons, Tim Holtz die cut and a weathered texture plate.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pretty in Pink...

This card is much more my style -- pretty colors, not too much distressing and clean lines....

Stamps: Happy Together
Paper and Ink:  Certainly Celery, Eggplant, Pink Piourette and DSP in Celery Patterns, Pastels
Other Accessories: Celery Ribbon and Jewels

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thank you card

My sister, Jennifer and I made thank you cards to send from Grandma's funeral.  Here is one of the cards....

Stamps: Non SU Stamp Urban Chic
Paper and Inks: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and DSP Elegant Soiree
Other: Very Vanilla Blue and Brown striped Ribbon and Butterflies cut using the Butterfly Embosslit

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Back to business....

Well things have certainly been hectic and sad for me. As many of you know, my Grandma died on July 26th and even though I know she had a wonderful 93 years I think of her and miss her every day.  So, once I was back at work I had to finish up a project before switching to a new team and that included a trip to Cleveland.  This is the first weekend I've been home for about 3 weeks and I have been stamping today. I'll take pictures tomorrow during the daylight hours -- going to try to get a better image.  I'm happy with some and not so with others. I have been exploring a couple local scrapbook stores -- which means I've been playing with some non SU products! I'll post tomorrow.... it's good to be back!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Home at last...

Finally, back at  home after a business trip to Cleveland.  So glad to be home!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Morning Cup....

I really like this stamp cute.

Stamp Set: Morning Cup
Paper and Ink: Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Naturals White
Other: Brads, Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cards at last...

I actually made these last night, but forgot to take a picture -- and the ones I have here are not great pictures -- still can't figure out how to get the best picture -- any suggestions?

Stamp Set: Morning Cup
Paper and Ink: Poppy Parade, Night of Navy, Naturals White and Pear Pizzazz. DSP In Color Pack
Extras: Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Pear Pizzazz Ribbon