Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy Tuesday....

Good Morning!! Sorry I haven't posted in the past few days. I was actually sick this past weekend. I slept so much it scared me! LOL I was still feeling rough around the edges yesterday, however I am doing oh so much better today!

Today's card is one I did for the Great Swaps Girls swap. I just LOVE this set!! I am also love this gingham paper from Bella Designer Paper!! Easy peasy card....I watercolored the main image :-) If you have any questions just let me know!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Stamps:Serene Spring
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, White Confetti, Bella Designer Paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Really Rust, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Carmel
Accessories: Wide Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Styled Silver Hardware, Designer Label Punch

Friday, July 25, 2008


Good Morning!!! Yeah it is Friday!! My new hostess clubbers are coming over this evening! We don't officially start until next month but I wanted to have a special evening with them! I don't want to say too much....more on that tomorrow!!!

So....for todays card! It is a sketch challenge from Iheart2stamp. It isn't as orginial as I might have hoped....check Jessie's card out!!! LOL I always get confused as to what is cased and inspired!! Anyway, I have admired Jessie for awhile now and as you can tell I really liked her card!!! LOL If I get a chance I may try this sketch again this weekend!!! I have another idea brewing!!! LOL

Stamps: Fabulous Flowers
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Cream Confetti, Outlaw Designer Paper (retired)
Ink: Craft Really Rust and Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Neutral button, linen thread, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Twill Ribbon, Chipboard

Okay, since that card wasn't so original....I thought I would share with you my sock monkey card! I made this one a couple of weeks ago when I first received my preorder!! He is cute...not really my style, but I know a couple of ladies who will love him, not to mention any names....Barb :-)

Well I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday!!!

Stamps: Sock Monkey
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, White Confetti, Bella Designer Paper
Ink: Basic Brown, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Carmel
Accessories: Wide Chocolate Chip Ribbon, New scallop punch, Large and Small Oval Punches

Thursday, July 24, 2008

It's Thursday!!! :-)

Good Morning!! *sigh* I am glad it is Thursday, I am looking forward to the weekend!! I can't say I have any plans, but I am looking forward to relaxing and finishing organizing my stamp area!!
I do have plans to read the third book in the Stephanie Meyer series....Eclipse. Okay, this is usually not my type of book...of all things Vampires!! LOL However, I was reading about the hype and thought why not try the first one. I am really quite impressed! She is a very good writer and it isn't blood and gore or scary. It is just a really good all around story that happens to about Vampires :-) It really is light and easy reading....at least for me.
Okay on for today's card. This is for Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge. I just LOVE this color combo! I have never been a big fan of Sage Shadow...however, it is simply wonderful in this color combo!! I sponged just about everything. I also used Versamark on the Background stamps Floral and Sanded and then daubed a pink Pearl Ex all over. It gives it a real nice shine...though the picture doesn't really do it justice!
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!! TFL!!!
Stamps: Embrace Life, BG Stamps: Floral, Sanded
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Sage Shadow
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black, Sage Shadow, Rose Red, Regal Rose
Accessories: White Tafetta Ribbon, White HalfBack Pearls, Liquid Pearls, Corner Rounded Punch, Pink Pearl Ex

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

AAhhh...thank you Tessie!!

Hey everyone :-) I made it back from Columbus Ohio! Whew am I tired, I took a small nap just a bit ago....I sure hope I sleep through the night now! LOL I was checking out my blog when Tessie let me know she was passing this award on to me. If you haven't checked her blog out Mountaineer Stamper, you are missing out! She is one of the sweetest gals you could know! She also happens to be very talented!!! I am very lucky to call her one of my close friends! Thank you Tessie...you made my day!!
The rules for this award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link to the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.

I am passsing this award onto these wonderful blogs:

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I thought I would post this evening....

Good Evening!! I thought I would post this evening since I won't be able to post in the morning. I have to go to Columbus for training for my "real" job:-) I can only dream of stamping full time!!

Anyway, I really LOVE how this card turned out. It has that shabby chic look!! I must say though I used one of Stampin' Kubs card sketches. I just LOVE his blog. His cards are amazing....plain and simple....but amazing! If you get a chance check his blog out!!! You won't be disappointed!! I used the new Bella Designer that is coming out and the new stamp set called Dreams du Jour . All the edges have been sponged with chocolate chip. I also cut out most of the flowers and vines! I guess it wouldn't be "my" card unless I did!! LOL I hope you like it!!! Have a great Wednesday!! TFL!!!


Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Paper: White Confetti, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose Designer Paper
Ink: Basic Brown, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Wide Chocolate chip Ribbon, Half back pearls, Blender Pen, Sponge

Monday, July 21, 2008

Good Monday Morning :-)

Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Mine was so so. My dear hubby, bless his heart, had good intentions, but it seems it always causes me more work! LOL He decided to change our family room around and of course that is where my stamping area is set up. I must admit it does look better and doesn't seem as cramped. *sigh* However, he called to reassure me that he put everything back where it belonged. Do you think he did? Oh my, not even close! LOL So no stamping for me this weekend. I finished up last night so at least I can sit and stamp. However, I still have some organizing to do. I LOVE him so much, but if he touches my stamping area again.....well I don't even want to think about it! LOL
The other big event was my air conditioning once again *sigh*. He didn't arrive at my house until aroung 9:30 that night. Bless his heart, it was soo hot! Hopefully this will be the last of the drama with air. When it rains it pours! But I know that....this too shall pass. My favorite passage of late :-)
Anyway, enough of that and on to today's card! I wish I could remember where I seen this sketch challenge. It is written down somewhere...LOL. Anyway, I used the new Bella Designer Paper and In Colors! Ladies, I don't mean to be negative, but I seriously doubt I will use much of the Kiwi Kiss. I did use it on this card, but I wish I had used a different green. I do LOVE Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette!!! I still have to play with the others, hopefully this week!!!
Well, I hope everyone has a great start to the week!!!
Stamps:Bloomin Beautiful, All Holidays
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Confetti White, Bella Rose Designer Paper
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Black Stazon
Accessories: Punches 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square, Aquapainter, Bouquet Button, Linen Thread

Friday, July 18, 2008

This is my card for KWerners Color Inspiration challenge....

Hello again!! LOL I just LOVE how this card turned out! I would have never thought to put these colors together, but they really are perfect!! If you are looking for inspiration, check her blog out!! I always pass up the color challenges, however I have had fun with the last couple I have participated in!!
Well I guess that is it for today! I hope you enjoy everything!! TFL!!!
Stamps: Big Flowers, Print BG Stamp
Paper: Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Certain Celery, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Certain Celery, Versa Mark
Accessories: Very Vanilla Tafetta Ribbon, Ribbon Slider Die, Vanilla Brads, Scalloped Circle, 1 3/8" circle punch, Piercer

More Scrapbook pages!!!

Good Morning!! Thank goodness it is Friday :-) It has been a long week! LOL I believe I will go to the library today and pick me out a good book to read! Reading always helps me to relax.
Anyway, I actually have two posts for today! The scrapbook pages I promised and a card for KWerners color inspiration challenge. I really love how these scrapbook pages turned out....but I couldn't get good clear pictures. You wouldn't believe how many pictures I took! LOL These were the best but they don't do the layout justice. They are much better in real life!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I have another scrapbook page to share....

Good Morning everyone!! I hope everyone is having a great week so far! I was sick yesterday! yuck!! I am doing much better today however, we are still having problems with our air conditioning. *sigh* That is the way it goes I guess :-)

Anyway, I do have scrapbook page for you today! I just love this color combo and the Cutie Pie Designer Paper. I am definitely going to have to order another package soon!

Today's post is short, but as always if you have any questions please just let me know!! Also, I will have another scrapbook page tomorrow! I know can you believe it??? I have been on a roll :-)


Stamps: Garden Whimsey, Big Deal Alpha
Paper: Purely Pomegrante, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, White Confetti, Cutie Pie Designer Paper
Ink: Purely Pomegrante, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Punches: Photo, Scallop, Circles 1 1/4" and 1 3/8", Piercer, White Gel Pen

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Now for the good stuff!!! LOL

I know I know.....two posts for today! LOL However I am excited to show this card. It only uses the new Designer Paper but I just LOVE how this card turned out!! I definitely love the in colors red and pink. I can't decide how I feel about the green. Time will tell :-)
Anyway, I did use the new scallop punch....oh my! It is wonderful!!! It is a breeze to use!! This is a definite must on a first order :-) I also LOVE the Bella Designer Paper :-) I am very happy with my preorder!!
Well that is all for now...I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Piroutte, Confetti White, Bella Designer Paper
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: White Tafetta Ribbon, Scallop Border Punch, Corner Rounder, tiny half back pearls

My Preorder is in!! Yeah!! But first.....

Good Morning everyone!! Before I show one of my cards from my pre order, I wanted to show you this Christmas Card I made over the weekend! I have had my eye on this snowman since last Christmas. I finally got him a couple of weeks ago!! He is soooo cute!! You can't tell from the picture but I used the Flannel background stamp. I am sooo going to miss this stamp! Oh well....I am definitely looking forward to the new stuff!! :-) Speaking of which......
Blessings Vickie

Monday, July 14, 2008

Here is to a Happy Monday!!!

Good Morning!! I hope everyone had a great weekend!! Mine was good....I did get lots of stamping time in! It feels great getting caught up with everything!

Anyway, todays card is for the Great Swaps Girls sketch challenge! I just LOVE Pretty in Pink and Mellow Moss together. Very soft and feminine. The half back pearls just add that little something extra, don'tch think?? :-) If you get a chance check them out and post your creation! Everyone is welcome to participate!!! Tomorrow I may post the christmas card I made....I know I know!! LOL I am counting down till Fall and Winter....*sigh* my favorite time of the year!

Well I hope everyone has a great day!!


Stamps: Embrace Life, Fancy Flexible Phrases, Floral BG
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Confetti White, Mellow Moss
Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Pink Tafetta Ribbon, Half back pearls, Styled Silver Hardware, Corner Rounder, Aquapainter, Nesties

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Finally a couple of scrapbook pages :-)

Good evening!!! Better late than never, I guess! LOL Actually the cord to my laptop short circuited. So I have been without a computer until late this evening. It seems like it is always something *sigh* :-)
Anyway, I took an online class back in June (Got Sketch 101)and this was one of the make n takes that they shared with us. The "boy" page is almost an exact case. I changed the colors and used Jersey Shore Designer Paper. I couldn't resist making a girl page as well. I thought they turned out way too cute!! I just LOVE that picture of my nephew :-) He is a definite cutie pie!! You can't tell from my picture but he has blue eyes.
I also have some good news to share... Martine has a blog called Inspirational and she contacted me a bit ago and wanted to feature one of my cards! Of course I said yes! Here is the link to my card if you would like to check it out. Regardless, check her blog out if you get a chance she has a wonderful blog and features a lot of people with all kinds of talent!! Thank you Martine for featuring me!!
Well I am just about ready for bed...it has been a long day:-) See you tomorrow.... I have a very pretty card to share! It is for the Great Swaps Girls sketch challenge!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

This card was for kwerner color inspiration challenge!

Good early,early morning!! :-) I couldn't sleep, so I thought I stamp! Yeah for me :-) I have been thinking all day about kwerner's color inspiration challenge and this is what I came up with!! I really LOVE the colors combination and I of course used my all time favorite set Embrace Life. It came together wonderfully! I usually struggle with color challenges. I think this one was easy because of the fallish colors:-) Anyway, the stitching you see is from the InStitchz template by Bazzil. I have had these for abit and never got around to playing with them until I seen the picture of the bedding! I LOVE it!! I am looking forward to playing with the other templates this weekend!!

Well I hope you like!! I hope to post some scrapbook pages later this afternoon....stay tuned!!!LOL


Stamps : Embrace Life
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Whisper White, Certain Celery, Close to Cocoa Designer Paper
Ink: Really Rust, Basic Brown
Accessories: White Gel Pen, half back pearls, sponge,White DMC thread, Small and Large Oval punches, In stitchz border template

Friday, July 11, 2008

I can't believe I almost passed on this sketch challenge!!

Good Morning everyone!!! I hope everyone is off to a great start today!! I am going home early today...so I am definitely looking forward to the weekend :-) I have some cleaning planned and a little shopping, but other than that I should be free to stamp to my hearts content!

Anyway, today's card is for the sketch challenge over at splitcoast SC184. I really LOVE how this card came out. I can't believe I almost passed on the sketch challenge! LOL This came out even prettier than I thought! I just LOVE the colors in the LeJardin Designer Paper. I sure do wish I would have discovered this paper sooner!! LOL If you have any questions just let me know!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful blessed day today!!


Stamps: Pretty Amazing, All Holidays
Paper: Blue Brocade, So Saffron, White Confetti, LeJardin Designer Paper
Ink: Blue Brocade, So Saffron, Basic Black, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Square Punch 1 1/4" and 1 3/8"

Thursday, July 10, 2008

For todays card....

Hello again :-) Now for todays card! I really LOVE how this card turned out. I also love this sketch! It seems like forever since I have taken the time to stamp....so I ended up reaching for my favorite stamp set...Embrace Life. I used my nesties to cut out the oval and scalloped oval. The image has been watercolored and then I used dimensionals to make it pop up from the card. It was a nice easy card :-)

I have several ongoing projects, if I can just sit down and finish them! A have two scrapbook pages, and two new projects that are in the works:-) I have to have them finished this weekend though...my preorder is scheduled for delivery this Monday!! Perfect timing....I am so ready to play with new stuff!! I can hardly wait to see the new in colors!! I hope to have all kinds on new pic's to show you next week!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!

Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Watercolor, Porcelain Prints Designer Paper
Ink: Stazon, Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Wild Wasabi stitched ribbon, Nesties

Wow...I can't believe it has been 3 weeks since my last post :-)

Good Morning everyone!! It has been a crazy past couple of weeks! Unfortunately not good crazy. However, I have faith that "This too shall pass". I am just glad to be stamping and blogging again. This card isn't one I have made, but one I received in the mail last night. The highlight of a really bad day. Jessie sent this card to me thanking for being the featured swapper over on the Great Swaps Girls blog! Bless her heart!!! I should have sent her one thanking her for asking me! Thank you so much Jessie!! I LOVE it!!! I wish you could see the card in person, it has a subtle glittery shine. As you can tell I am not well with words :-) However, it is very pretty! Thank you so much sweetie!! Also, if you haven't checked her blog out...you must! She is very talented and has a great blog!!