Thursday, February 28, 2008

It looks like spring!!...

Good Morning!! The sky is so clear and blue this morning it looks like it should be a perfect spring day!! However, the temp is 21 degrees outside!! Bbbrrrr!!! LOL It definitely does not feel like spring! *sigh* Anyway, on to today's card!! I got the idea for this layout from Kristina Werner ! If you haven't checked her blog out, you are definitely missing out! She is extremely talented and a very sweet young lady!!
Let's see, I watercolored the stamped you may know, I LOVE to watercolor! LOL For all the circles I used my coluzzle. Overall, it is a very simple card. However, I think it turned out so pretty!! All soft and springy :-) Kinda gives me the warm fuzzies!! I hope ya'll have a great warm fuzzy day!!!


Stamps: Thoughts of Father
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, Watercolor paper, Spring Fling Designer Paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss, So Saffron, Going Grey, Creamy Caramel, Night of Navy, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Coluzzle, Aquapainter, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wild Child.....

Good Morning!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!! As always I am looking forward to the weekend!! LOL How many years to retirement??? LOL Anyway, on to todays pictures! I was supposed to work on a simple 8 x 8 scrapbook page for an upcoming party last night. However, this is what I came up with! LOL Waayyyy to tedious for the party, but I had so much fun putting this together that it turned into a two page spread!! I think it turned out sooo cute!! Just about all the animals have pop dotted pieces and then they were pop dotted on the page! I tried keeping the layout neutral so it could be used for a boy or a girl...which is why I used the natural hemp twine instead of ribbon. Don't you just love the monkey swinging from the twine on the second page??? LOL I took several pictures; however, I couldn't get one without the bird and gater looking washed out. The bird was stamped in bashful blue and the gater in river rock...maybe because the colors were light?? They do look great in real life!! I was hesitant about purchasing the Jersey Shore Designer Paper (so not my colors)...but I am so glad I did!! I hope you like it!!! Have a great day!!! :-)




Stamps: Wild About You, Zoofari, Big Deal Alphabet

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Jersey Shore Designer Paper

Ink: Going Grey, More Mustard, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, River Rock, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa,

Accessories: Natural Hemp Twine

Monday, February 25, 2008

Hello Monday!!! :-)....

Good Monday morning!! I am so excited to share my recipe book I made over the weekend! I actually didn't finish it until very late last night....and it was so hard getting up this morning! I am not so sure I will be doing that again anytime soon!!! LOL Anyway, some of us at work (hey Marshie!!, Lora!!) are doing Weight Watchers. I am glad to say that so far I have lost 14.2 pounds, yeah for me!! Since I have been collecting new recipes I have them everywhere! LOL So I thought I would make this special recipe book for all of my new healthy weight watcher (WW) recipes :-) I think it turned out sooo cute!! I just love this western sky designer paper :-) Plus all the little details...the black brads I used on his chef shirt, and then I painstakingly watercolored the little image of the wine, cheese and grapes, and then cut it out! That was the most tedious part, but so worth it!! I am sorry I posted so many pic's but I wanted to show the cover and then what each section looked like and then of course ending with the back page!! I hope you like it!! If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them!!
I also wanted to thank everyone for their wonderful comments on my scrapbook page from yesterday!! I read some of them to my dear hubby and he still standing his ground!! LOL MEN!! LOL Anyway, you ladies are the best!! I hope everyone has a great Monday!!
Stamps: Voilia, From the Kitchen of
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, River Rock, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Going Grey, Watercolor Paper, Western Sky Designer Paper
Ink: Basic Black, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Creamy Caramel, River Rock, Going Grey, Black Stazon, Always Artichoke
Accessories: On Board 5 x 5 Art Journal, Styled Silver Hardware, Small Oval Punch, Spiral Punch, Tab Punch, Black Brads

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Finally, a new scrapbook page!!

I finally finished this 8 x 8 layout! I started it last Sunday but between the weather and being sick, it took me all week not to mention staying up very late Saturday before I was happy with it. My dear hubby's only comment was it didn't look like spring...hhhmmmm men! LOL I have chosen to ignore his comment:-) I love it! I think it turned out very pretty and girlie. I embossed all the flowers with iridicent ice so they are very sparkly. Also, I cut a Groovy Gauva Carousel Note in half for journaling. I hope you like!! Have a wonderful Sunday!!!
Stamps: Pretty Amazing, Live Your Dream
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Groovy Gauva, River Rock, Designer Paper Ginger Blossom
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark, River Rock
Accessories: Carousel Note, Earth Element Buttons, Linen Thread, Sponge, Ticket corner punch, Green Duo Beads, Iridicent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Photo Corner Punch, Stick Pin

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Happy Thursday!.....

Good Morning! I am so glad it is Thursday, just one more day until the weekend :-) I was sick yesterday and I am still feeling blah today....I am so looking forward to the weekend! Did I say that already? LOL
Anyway, here is an Easter Card I made a couple of weeks ago. Plain and simple, but I still like it :-) I hope everyone has a great day!!
Stamps: A Good Egg
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Berry Bless Designer Paper.
Ink: Mellow Moss, Basic Black
Markers: So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Word Punch, Mellow Moss Ribbon

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Happy Tuesday!!!....

Good morning!! I woke up feeling chipper!!LOL Sorry for the pun, but I couldn't resist! LOL This stamp set Spring Song was on my very first order from the Spring Summer 2008 catalog. I simply LOVE it!! One of my favorite techniques is watercoloring....I used the watercolor crayons for this card. Doesn't this just put you in the mood for Spring?? Anyway, I hope everyone has a great day!!
Stamps: Spring Song, Sanded Background stamp
Cardstock: Kraft, Brocade Blue, Watercolor paper
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Timber Brown Stazon, Versamark
Watercolor Crayons: Night of Navy, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black
Accessories: Aquapainter, Linen Thread, Cream Neutral Button, Vanilla Embossing Powder (retired), Cutter Kit, Paper Piercer, Sponge

Monday, February 18, 2008

Monday, Monday......:-)

Good Monday morning! I am a bit draggy this morning (like most Monday mornings) :-) Isn't it always hard to go back to work after a nice relaxing uneventful weekend? LOL Well, I better get going.....

Here is todays card! I think I finally figured out why my pictures were coming out so dark. However, if I could just get them to be a bit sharper... Anway, it is hard to see in the picture but the flower is embossed with Iridiecent Ice Embossing Powder. Very sparkly and prettier in person! I hope you like it!! Again, thank you for your kind comments! You ladies are just too sweet!! Have a great Monday everyone!!!




Stamps: Friendly Flowers

Cardstock: Ruby Red, Whisper White, Western Sky Designer Paper

Ink: Ruby Red (craft)

Accessories: Iridicent Ice Embossing Powder, Styled Silver Hodgepodge, Corner Rounder Punch, Designer Label Punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Half back Pearl (pretties kit), River Rock stitched ribbon, Paper Piercer

Sunday, February 17, 2008

*sigh* A nice relaxing Sunday!.....

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday! I have beef stew in the crockpot and I am fixing to work on some scrapbook pages. It doesn't get any better than that does it?? :-)
I also wanted to thank everyone for their kind comments on my cards! You ladies are just too kind!!
Here is a 3 x 4 card I made yesterday. This is a new size for me and I love it!! I will definitely be making more this size. Also, I try to use only SU products...however, I could not resist adding the gemstones!! Have a wonderful evening!!!
Stamps: Pretty Amazing
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Groovy Gauva, River Rock, Whisper White, Ginger Blossom Designer Paper
Ink: Old Olive, Groovy Gauva, Basic Black, River Rock
Accessories: Ribbon Slider, River Rock stitched ribbon (I removed the stitching), Crystal Effects, Paper Piercer, Ticket Corner Punch, Three for you punch, Sponge, Gemstones

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Happy Saturday!!!....

Good Morning!!! I am so glad it is the weekend!! It felt so good to sleep in this morning:-) I plan on curling up with John Grisham's new book "The Appeal"! I actually started it last night, very good so far!!

Now on to todays card! I thought this turned out so pretty! I can't seem to keep my hands off all the goodies from the upcoming Mini Occasions catalog!! I love the carousel if I can only find my matching brass template! Can you believe I have misplaced it???LOL Also, you can't really tell from the picture but the soft sky lifts up so you can write a personal note. Anyway, I hope you like my card!! I hope everyone has a great Saturday!!!


Stamps: Live Your Dream
Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Blue Bayou, Afternoon Tea
Ink: Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Carousel Notes, Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon, Love Birds Rubons, Paper Piercer

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!!!......

I can't believe I am actually posting twice today! LOL However, I wanted to share a card that one of my ladies made and gave me!! My first RAK!!! I wish you could see this card in is simply beautiful!! Again, I apologize for the dark pictures. I plan on playing with my camera this hopefully I will get better :-) Anyway, please check out Tessie's blog The Mountaineer Stamper and tell her hello!! She just started it a couple of days ago...but she has already loaded some very pretty cards and projects! Love you Tessie!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day!!


Excellent Award!!!....

Wow!!! I was voted twice; by Jenni at Rambings of Me and Tracey at Lake Shore Stamper!! Thank you so much ladies you two are just the best :-) Please check out their blogs, they are awesome!!!
Okay, now I am passing the Excellent Blog Award on too:
Diane at DDStamps and
Again, if you haven't had a chance to check their blogs are missing out!! They are wonderful!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Good Morning!! I woke up to yet another icy morning! I love the snow, hate the ice :-) Anyway, today I wanted to share a Valentine nugget box I made!! I just discovered these little treasures over Christmas and didn't get the chance to make any. I will definitley make the time this year! LOL Don't you just LOVE the Berry Bliss DSP!!! Another favorite of mine!!Unfortunately the stamp sets I used are retired. If anyone is interested in the names of the sets, just let me know and I would be happy to get the information to you!! Also, again I apologize for the picture quality (a little dark)!! I hope everyone has a wonderful (and warm) day!!


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Good Afternoon?? LOL It has been very icy here! I actually got caught in it last night when I met a couple of my girlfriends (Hey Barb, Karen, Tonya!!!) for a shopping trip to Hobby Lobby and then dinner at Applebee's! We had a great time but the trip home was very, very nerve wrecking!! LOL Anyway, here are a couple of 3 X 3 cards I made! I love watercoloring, it is one of my favorite techniques!! I also, just love these two stamp sets!! The first one is from Embrace Life and the second one is from Infinite Goodness (hostess level 2). I hope everyone has a great day!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Good Morning!! I am so excited, I received my preorder from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog this past Friday! Since dear Hubby had to work all weekend, I had a nice time playing with my new stamps! I LOVE this new stamp set Live Your Dreams!! I also LOVE, LOVE the new designer paper Afternoon Tea! I am still having a bit of trouble getting my watermark on my pics and then getting downloaded to post on my blog. Hopefully with time it will get easier! LOL Let me know what you think!!! I hope everyone has a great day!!