Sunday, September 30, 2007

Spooky Spiders?

Yesterday was my husbands birthday and the kids and I treated him like a king. We went to see a movie, went out to dinner and just browsed various stores. By the time we returned home, I was too tired to do anything. However I did finish my card this morning and here it is.
The spider stamp and "Eek!" sentiment are from Impress Rubber Stamps. The cardstock is Papertrey Ink White and Bazzill. The designer paper is Kay&Co. The brads are Making Memories, ribbon is from May Arts and the Googly Eyes are from Impress Rubbers Stamps and they are size small. I used Spica's Glitter Pen on the spider's body and pop-dots to give it dimension. After I stamped my image, the spiders looked "flat" so I stamped three additions images. I then cut out and trimmed the spiders body, applied pop dots and placed the trimmed image directly over the original stamped image. To enhance the spider, I used my Spica Black Glitter Pen and I applied the small googly eyes to give him that menacing look!* giggle*
Thank you for stopping by:)

William Tell Overture for Moms

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Just a litte something..

I couldn't make up my mind on any particular sentiment for this card. I have accumulated quite a few sentiments but none corresponded with the stamp. So I'm going to leave the card as is for now and I will come up with something trendy later.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Quilted baby girl card

I made this card for a friend of mine whose daughter is going to have a baby girl. While visiting Kwerner's blog I was very inspired by a card that she made using small squares. And then I thought about Maria Bell who has a goal to utilize all of her scraps this week. Well I have a bunch of scraps in my container. So I coordinated different shades of pink to make a baby quilt for my card. I used my scallop rectangle punch on the various scrap pieces. After shuffling the pieces around to sort of resemble a quilt, I thought about what type of embellishments to use. I decided to use buttons, Prima Sprites,pearls and pink floss. The pearls and floss come from a scrapbook kit. I used my scallop scissors to make the edge resemble lace and used my paper piercing tool to pierce holes in the white cardstock layer.
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Little Lady Set and I used Impress' Old Rose for the ink. The ribbon came from Michaels and the bace layer of cardstock is Papertrey Ink White and the pink cardstock is from Bazzill. I think I'm going to make another card like this only this time I will use various shades of blue.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

There is a 4% chance that...

There is a 4% chance that the blog quiz (about the aliens) is right! I think the aliens "musta got a hold of me" yesterday! This card is only 4X4, all I wanted to do was make was a Halloween TAC! This little card got the best of me...I put this on it, took that off it, re-stamped name it I did it. I got so frustrated that I had to just leave it alone! I'm going to set this baby aside for a couple of days and come back with a "fresh pair of eyes"! Hopefully the aliens will be gone and I can get down to business. Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by.:)

Finally made a card.....

Well I finally made a card that didn't drive me nuts! The construction of this card fell right into place. The stamp comes from a set of clear Penny Black Stamps. I love these little guys too and the whole set is really cute. (you get a total of nine stamps! for under $20.00) I brought this set from the The Eclectic Paperie, a really nice on-line store.

The designer paper is from Impress Rubber Stamps and the cardstcok from Papertrey Ink and Bazzill (red). The inks used are Palette (black) and Stampin Up (really red). I used my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol to color image. The sentiment is Stampin Up and the ribbon is an assortment from Michaels. I also used Stickles on this card.

Monday, September 24, 2007

There's a 4% Chance You've Been Abducted By Aliens

There's virtually no chance you've been abducted by aliens.
But there's always hope for the future!

How Creative Are You????

Today was one of those days that I attempted to make a card. However, I just couldn't get my hands to do what my mind was telling them to do! So insted I'm posting a blog quiz. These are fun and help out when you have cards that are not presentable to the public.
You Are 78% Creative

You are beyond creative. You are a true artist - even if it's not in the conventional sense of the word.
You love creating for its own sake, and you find yourself quite inspired at times.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Another Birthday Card!

Here is another birthday card that I received in the mail this week. This card is from Sheree Bowman. If I am not mistaken, this is a Kick Stand Card. I love the colors and Sheree did an awesome job coloring in the image. Thank you so much Sheree!

For a sweet little girl.

This card is for a special cousin in our family. She stayed with us a month and is now back at home in Florida. We miss her a lot and my dsd(darling step-daughter) asked me to make a card for her. She wanted a card with our cousins favorite color, which is pink and she wanted a sentiment stating that our cousin is missed.

cardstock: Bazzill and Papertrey Ink (white), patterned paper by Deja Views
stamp: Penny Black
sentiment: SU
inks: Pallette's Black ink and Claret, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol
tools: SU's 1 3/8 circle punch
ribbon: From my ribbon stash and buttons are unknown. The gem came from the dollar store and I used Stickles also.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

It looked good on paper...

I made a card for Carla's Sketch Challenge. My layout for my card looked good on paper. All I had to do was cut and measure the card stock and stamp my images. The pieces of the puzzle were falling into place and I was pleased with the outcome. Then I got this BIG Idea, why not make the lady bug wings have a know like the real thing! I applied some WET LOOKS to the wings and the flowers and let it dry a few hours. I was not happy with the effect at all! I liked the glass sheen but I didn't like the lumpy finish. I wonder if I used too much? In the end this is what I have to offer. Thank you for stopping by:)

c/s Papertrey Ink white and Bazzill cardstock
stamps: Papertrey Ink Little Lady Stamp Set
sentiment: Stampin Up
eyelets: Making Memories
ribbon: Michael's and May Art
Wet Look: Little Black Dress Design
inks: SU's (real red) and Palette (black)
I also used SU's Paper Piercing Tool.

Friday, September 21, 2007

I've been Tagged.........

I I have been tagged by Rita and here are my answers.Thank you Rita:)

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? While my mom was watching the ED Sullivan Show, he announced the next performer a Russian Ballerina by the name of Risa. My mother liked the name so well that she named me after the ballerina!




5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Yes – I have two boys.


7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? No....not a lot.


9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? No-way...I can't stand heights!



12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Yes I do, but not the physical type.



15. RED OR PINK? Red

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? I hate that I smoke. I have quit several times but it is very hard!

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My mother!

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Blue jean shorts and Black flip flops.

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? A bowl of rice.


22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? My crayon color would be ravishing red!

23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Freshly baked dinner rolls.


25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Yes, she’s fantastic!


27. HAIR COLOR? Off-Black

28. EYE COLOR? Brown


30. FAVORITE FOOD? This is tough, I would have to say baked chicken and rice.


32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? I think I love my wife. (comedy)

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? A rose colored shirt.

34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Neither, I'm a Fall and Spring type of girl.

36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Chocolate Cake

38. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Sidney Sheldon, Master of the Game.

39. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Nothing (I have a Lap Top)


41. FAVORITE SOUND? I love the sound of music.




45. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Fort Wayne, Indiana

I am now going to tag the following people.

1. Gail
2. Maria
3. Jana

Thursday, September 20, 2007

This is for Victoria Enmon

This is my card for Victoria Enmon. Victoria has cancer. Victoria's teacher set up a map and would love it if Victoria could get a card from each State. I want to send her a card representing Michigan! (Yeah Wolverines!!!)*smile* . To find out more visit Created by Courtney. Please support this wonderful cause! After I decide on my sentiment, I will mail my card to Victoria this afternoon.I leaning towards "Angel on Duty" for my sentiment;since I don't have a stamp stating this, I'm going to type it. Where there's a will there is a way...right! Here is a big (((((hug))))))) for Victoria, may God Bless Victoria and her family.

cardstock: Bazzill and K&Co.
stamp: High Hopes Rubber Stamp
embellishments: All of the embellishments came from the Dream Designs Scrapbook kit Little Girl. You can buy this kit from Iralamija It is a very cute kit!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I love these High Hope Stamps!

I purchased some stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps recently and I think they are so cute! If you like to color your images, these are the stamps for you! Give these stamps a try, I guarantee you will love them. The name of this lovely stamp is Valerie Nurse Angel and she is part of the Angel Collection.
I made this card for Bad Sherry and Jeanne S. weekly sketch challenge. I love designer prints and I have a ton of it! But, I have a hard time incorporating it into my cards or scrapbook layouts. I think that I have to focus on one particular color within the print pattern. Wish me luck!

card stock: SU(choc. chip) Bazzill and the printed paper is from Provo Craft
stamp: High Hopes Rubber Stamp (Valerie Nurse Angel)
sentiment: The Cats Pajamas
inks: Palette (Black), Archival Brilliance(Coffee Bean),and Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink(Tea Dye)
tools: SU paper piercing tool, 1 3/8 circle punch and my scallop scissors
ribbon: SU's Choc. Chip

I used my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol to color in my stamp. I also used SU's markers to highlight areas and my Signo White Gel Pen. I used a Pop-Dot for dimesion(circle punch), very fine glitter (the angel wings) and a rhinestone to embellish circle punch. (I brought a pk. from my local dollar store.)

Monday, September 17, 2007

A trio of Thank You Cards

I have been busy making Thank You Cards, and since this trio is finished, I will show them. I didn't list who the cards are going to because I want it to be surprise!

More BirthdayRAK's

All I can say is are three more birthday RAK's. Thank you so much Debbie H.(she' giving away some blog candy ...check her out), Nancy Grant and Christina W. These are very lovely ladies......very lovely! I also would like to thank Jen, she has a Birthday Club that made all of this possible.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

My Birthday RAKS

As I are my beautiful RAKS! I wish I could show the e-cards as well, they were humorous and beautiful too! Thank you so much Maria,Pat S. Rita, Janaina and Gail. You ladies are the best!

This was the best Birthday!!!!

Yesterday was my birthday and it was the best!!!!! What made it so special ???? The wonderful ladies that I have never met, you all help make it such a beautiful day. I was just over whelmed and my eyes were misty there too. The cards and the e-cards were just awesome! Due to the fact that my husband has to work this weekend, I took a friends advice and spent the day with the kids. We had so much fun together,it's wonderful when the kids treat you like a queen. I mean they didn't argue fuss or fight, not once even! I wish everyday was like this.*smile* I will post my cards later today, I wish I could show you the cute e-cards but that isn't possible.
Once again...thank all of you for your acts of kindness!

I still haven't heard from the winners yet, I will wait until Tuesday. If I don't get a response by then, I will draw two more names.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Congratulations to the winners!

I used to pick two winner for my birthday give-away.

1st. place winner is no.22....Betty G.

2nd. place winner is no.48.....Patty Jo

Please send me your "addy" and I will get your prizes out to you Monday. I also want to thank everyone who participated in my birthday give-away. You guys are the best!

Congratulations ladies

Friday, September 14, 2007

Don't Forget about......

I will draw the names of the winners of my birthday give-away at 12 midnight tonight.
I will use to choose two winners. Good luck to all and thank you so much for your participation.

I will post the winners right after their names are drawn.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

For Ila's brother Dana

This card is for Ila's brother Dana Morley. Dana has cancer and this is the least that I can do for Ila and her brother. Everything is Stamping Up except for the mini brads and the twine. The Mini brads are Making Memories and the twine is from my ribbon stash. This card was difficult for me because everything I own is geared for women,babies,holidays and children. But this card comes from my heart and I hope it is masculine enough. If any of you would like to send Ila's brother a card look here and she will e-mail you the address.Her family will appreciate the thought.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sprinkles wants to know..........

Sprinkles want to know if you have been Naughty or Nice? I made this card for two challenges. Carla's sketch challenge and Jeanne's and Sherry's glitter challenge. I choose Sprinkles (The Cats Pajamas)and a Christmas Theme. I used Carla's sketch for this card. T

cardstock: Papertrey Ink White and Bazzill patterned paper from Impress
brads: Making Memories mini brads
stamp: The Cats Pajamas and the sentiment from The Cats Pajamas
ribbon: assortment from Michaels
glitter: Stickles-red,crystal and coffee ice. I also used Crystal Snow glitter
inks: Palette (black) and Prismacolor Pencils and gamsol

Don't forget...birthday blog candy still going on....see blog candy for information.

A RAK and a Thank You Card!

Well I finally got around to posting and it does feel good to take a day or two off. I have so many things to do ....send out RAK's (random acts of kindness) and get started on a Halloween Swap.*jeez* Back to business...I received a RAK from Maria and a Thank You card from Karrie. I gotta tell you folks that my camera does not do these cards justice! They are so beautiful in real life! The thank you card from Karrie is from winning her The Cats Pajamas blog candy challenge. I was one of four and all of us received a pack of the new The Cats Pajamas Stamp pkg. Are you ready for this.......Ten of the latest stamps!!!! I won two of Maria's sketch challenges and received two pks. of Studio G Stamps and some alphabet stickers. On top of these goodies she sent me a RAK and an accordion folder,and they are beautiful! Thank you so much Maria and Karrie!

Monday, September 10, 2007

*** Birthday Candy Give-Away***

Saturday, September 15Th is my ~*~birthday~*~ and I want to do something special to celebrate it!!!!! I can't believe that I have 1000 hits all happened so fast. To celebrate everything, I am giving away 2 prizes. All you have to do to win is leave a comment! The winners will be selected Saturday morning.

1st prize: Tombo Mono Multi liquid glue (the best!!), A Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, 2 Studio G Stamps,Making Memories Ribbon, Friskars 1/16 circle punch and 1 pkg. Rob & Bob patterned paper

2nd prize: Studio G Stamp set, one pk. Sizzix LittleSizzles Paper, Rita Marie & Co. embellishments, Martha Stewart Journaling Notebooks, Wavy Scissors and various embellishments.

Sunday, September 9, 2007


I joined Jen's Birthday RAK and her monthly Birthday Club and I have been a busy bee. This RAK is going out to Debbie tomorrow. I just love this stamp....why did I wait so long to purchase it? I hope Debbie likes this card as much as I do!

cardstock: Papertrey Ink and Bazzill
inks: Prima Pencils and Gamasol, SU's Real Red
ribbon: Michaels
brads: are from a kit (Club Scrap)
tools used are my Cuttle Bug and I used the Happy Birthday Folder. I used my oval scallop punch to punch out a window and put my stamped image behind it. I also used dimensionals in between the window and my stamped image.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Happy Mail today......

I got some "happy mail" today and it made me smile from "ear to ear". Rita sent me this beautiful RAK and I just love it! The fun doesn't stop there, I also received several stamped images from Gina K's. Make a Wish stamp set. I can't wait to color in the images and use the sentiments. Thank you so much Rita!

Friday, September 7, 2007

A Rainy and Gray Day....

Today was rainy, windy and gray...a perfect day for reading and stamping. I decided to play with my new Penny Black Stamp and I love this little guy. I stamped my image on watercolor paper and used Palette (black) for the ink. After image was thoroughly dry, I used my Prisma Watercolor Pencils to color in the image. The cardstock I used was Stampin Up's Ruby Red, Garden Green and Summer Sun. The sentiment is by Studio G and the ink is SU's (black). The tools I used were SU's 3/8 inch circle punch and my paper piercing tool.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Something New

I bought a set of stamps from Papertrey Ink.(Text Boxed) I absolutely love the stamps, but I was at a lost with what to do with them. If Timm Gunn were here he would say "make it work!" Nothing I stamped looked right! So I went to Papertrey Inks Gallery,The Ink Pad. I was in awe, and inspired by everyone of the cards there. I cased a card by Debbie Olson, her card is simple yet elegant...I had to try it! Here is my version....

cardstock: Papertrey ink (this paper is awesome!)
stamps: Papertrey inks Text Boxed
ink: SU's Pretty in Pink and Certain Celery and Palette (Claret)
ribbon: SU's Certain Celery
paper piercing tool used also

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

2- 5 -7 -10 Halloween Boxes

I made a few of these over the weekend for a friend of mine. She saw my Christmas Bag and wanted a few for Halloween. I made three samples for her so that she can choose what she wants or doesn't want. I even put candy in them! I had went to my LSS and brought some of the prettiest papers, however the designs on the cute papers broke on the perforation lines. I tried at SU's and they held up perfectly! The creases were perfect! I plan on making some of these bags for the teachers also.

papers: SU
ribbons: from my stash
Stickles and double sided tape used also. **I also want to add that the tutorial for the 2-5-7-10 Box with Flap is here