Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I finally finished these cards!

I finally finished these cards that I started before my vacation! I was so darn tired it took me two days to recover. I sure did miss everyone and I will be browsing blogs and chatting with friends this evening. Thank you all for visiting:)

The Balloonabella ingredients: c/s Papertrey Ink White ,DSP Impression Rubber Stamp Company, stamp Balloonabella, sentiment Stampin Up, inks Primsacolor Pencils, OMS,Palette Black Ink and Impress Emerald Green. brads Making Memories, bling Stickles Fruit Punch, Emerald Green and Yellow. I also used my paper piercer and green marker for the faux stitching look.
The Christmas card: c/s Papertrey Ink White, Bazzill Real Red, DSP scrap from my stash, sentiment Stampin Up, the stamped image was a gift, ribbon from Michale's and I used my scallop punches and circle punch for stamped image, inks Primscolor Pencils and OMS. I used Stickles to embellish and a tiny red pearl for the nose. I also used some White Flocking Powder for the hat and pop dots for added dimension.

Back from my vacation!

This card is from my good friend Gail, she is doing fine but very sore from her back surgery. Our prayers are with you Gail.

This is from Jen...This is a cute popcorn holder...so pretty!

This RAK from Jana and I love the Magnolia image Jana!
The card below is from Miss Trish....thank you ladies for the lovely RAKs!

Well we made it home from our trip and it took me two days to recover! I guess the long ride and lack of rest (due to all the excitement around us) caught up with me. lol I did hit a jackpot on the penny slot machines and that made me happy. Now I can buy some new rubba! On the day we left for our vacation, I got some "happy-mail" but I wasn't able to post any cards at the time.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

I've been tagged!

I have been tagged by Carla, she is a sweetheart and she makes some of the cutest cards. Check out her blog here!

It's funny in a sense, I enjoy reading other peoples blogs but my mind goes blank when I have to tell something about myself. lol How much do you tell about yourself without sounding like a total idiot? (in my case anyhow*smile*) Well here are 7 more things about me.....thank you Carla:)

1. I love make-up and I have spent a small fortune on it! At the time Bare Minerals is my favorite and Mary Kay a close second.

2. I can't stand the sound of smacking! It drives me nuts and my mother-in-law is the queen of smackers!

3. I have to have a cup of coffee in order to start my day!

4. When I worked for Delphi, I ran a Lathe Machine. Once I got the concept of "righty tighty...lefty loosey" I could change my tools better than the guys in my department.

5. I discovered the world of crafting after my car accident. I think that after my head banged against the windshield something happened to my brain!lol While recuperating I saw a segment on television and said to myself "I can do that!" and although my crafts were a bit rocky at the start I kept on and I have discovered a brand new world of amazing card makers and friends!

6. I have gained 20 pounds since my accident, which was Jan. 13Th 2005.

7. I love reality shows and can't wait for Project Runway to begin!

Now, if you have read this consider yourself tagged....big smile!

**I truly love my mother-in-law...really..but the smacking has got to go.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Vacation time...........yeah!!!!

My husband and I are finally getting some "us time" together! We are leaving for the Upper Peninsula tonight and we will be back late Saturday night. We will spend three days and two nights at the casino in Sault Ste. Marie.(Sue-Saint-Marie) Neither of us are big gamblers but the hotel is nice and the buffets are awesome.
The babysitter will stay at our house with the kids while we are away and I have been frantic getting everything in order. I planned a menu for the kids, their clothes are laid out on the table in order. instructions written out, phone numbers etc. All of this and I still have to pack out clothes yet! Everything will be finished this morning and if I have time this afternoon I will post a few RAK's. I tell you...sometimes there just not enough hours in the day. Well I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend and I will be back posting Sunday.:)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Beates Challenges #24

This card is for Beates Challenge #24

cardstock: SU's Chocolate Chip
dsp: Basic Grey Infuse and Bo Bunny dbl. sided papers
stamp: BalloonaBella
sentiment: Papertrey Ink (I think it comes from Little Lady Set)
inks: Palette Blk. and Prismacolor Pencils and OMS
hardware: We R Memory Keepers

I also used my mini-scallop scissors and 1/16 hole punch and Stickles Fruit Punch to embellish. The ribbon is from my stash. Thank you for the challenges Beate:)

CPS Challenge#36

Look Ma....no stamps....lol! I made this card based on a sketch from Card Positioning Systems Challenge #36 (CPS)
I decided to do something different today and pattern my card off of some of my scrapbook layouts. I used Bazzill White cardstock for my base. The DSP is by Deja Views. I used SU's scallop and 1 3/8 circle punch for the flowers. The buttons and ribbons came from my stash. I used pop dots to give my flower cut-outs dimension. The other tools I used were my paper piercer, Signo White Gel Pen (faux stitching), Aleene's Tacky Glue and Stickles Fruit Punch Glitter Glue.

*Normally if I use glue, I let my projects sit overnight. I zoomed in and I can still see the whiteness of the glue, however in 24 hrs. all will be clear.:)

Care2 Stickies

Care2 Halloween E-Cards!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Here are a few pictures of what I put together....

Here are a few pictures of what I put together for my partner Ms.Trish. Ms. Trish was my Halloween Swap partner. I made a card, put together some candy treat bags and purchased some Halloween goodies for my partner. I purchased my bags and box from Papertrey Ink. I also used Papertry Ink White card stock and Bazzill Black. The deep orange color paper was from my stash. I used my circle and scallop punches to makes tags for the gift bags and box. The stamp and sentiment are from Impress Rubber Stamps. I used Brilliance Orange and Black Inks. The ribbons are from Micheal's and the brads for Making Memories. According to the swap rules we were supposed to make some items and buy the rest from the store. I brought a candle, candy tray, stamps,stickers, candy and a cute Halloween Pail to contain the stamps. I really enjoyed participating in the swap, it was so much fun! Thank you Simone...I really enjoyed it!:)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Just Having a little fun.....

Caffe Vanilla Frappuccino

Smooth and sweet, you fit in to almost any crowd. No one would suspect you of being a coffee tweaker!

Your Birthdate: September 15

For you, love is a natural progression from friendship. You are almost always friends first.
In love, you are loyal, steady, and honest. You are not a cheater or even much of a flirt.
You are likely to stay friends with your ex... and open to rekindling something in the future.

Number of True Loves You'll Have: 4

Number of Times You'll Have Your Heart Broken: 6

You are most compatible with people born on the 6th, 15th, and 24th of the month.
ck Monday.
You Are 53% Perfectionist

No one would call you a perfectionist, but you definitely have a side of you that strives to be perfect.
Try to see your mistakes as learning experiences, and don't be so hard on yourself when you screw up!

Hi everybody...the weekend is here and I need to spend some quality time with the folks at home. I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend and I will be back Monday. When I get some "me time" I will leave a comment on your blog about your beautiful card etc. I love to see what everyone has made.*smile*

Thursday, October 18, 2007


My order for my Bellas finally arrived. Is it possible to love stamps the way I do? Only stampers and crafters know of this weird passion for paper, stamps and ink! :)
Anyhow, I have to get busy and get these three cards into the mail. I hate to run but I have to get to the post office. Thank everyone for stopping by. I forgot to mention that this Bellas name is Tinkerbella.

"But I need it!

I was super busy yesterday and had to rest. However I turned into some kind of stamping diva and made three cards today! My first card is a Hanna Stamp. This young lady is the true definaition of a "shopping diva". I really enjoyed working with the new Hanna stamp!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Allison's Black and White Card Challenge

I made this card for Allison's Black and White Card Challenge. I have to say that quite a few of the cards that I have seen on the different blogs are just beautiful! There is so much talent out there. This is my attempt. Thank you for stopping by:)

card stock: Papertrey Ink (white) and Bazzill (Black)
stamp: The Cats Pajamas
sentiment: Papertrey Ink
ribbon: May Arts and Michael's
brads: Heidi Swapp
The tools that I used were my Cuttlebug to emboss, my Spica Black Glitter Pen and my small scallop scissors. The Ribbon Bow if from a tutorial by Rhi of Rings like a bell. I love making these bows.
I made a card similar to this card during the summer. I based this card on the older version and added a few changes.

I have somemore beautiful RAKs

This RAK and stamp are from Jen
This RAK is Gail akaStamperGail
This lovely RAK is from Yalita Ballard
I want to thank all three of you for the wonderful "happy mail" and I truly appreciate it. :)

You make me smile award...

Angie of Scrapnmomsmoments awarded me with this You Make Me Smile Award. Angie is so sweet and kind.....You're the best Angie and thank you thank you thank you!
Now I have to nominate 10 people for this You Make Me Smile Award.

1. Stamper Gail
2. Rita
3. Maria
4. Jen
5. Andrea
6. Jana
7. My Paper World
8. Carla
9. Kathy (Kathat Stamps)
11. Florence
12. Corie

Of course U truly wish that I could nominate everyone who has left such wonderful and kind comments. I really have met some of the most wonderful and fantastic people through blogging. This has been and still is a wonderful experience :)

I will be back later this afternoon and post some beautiful RAKs that I have received.

Monday, October 15, 2007


I won this stamp set from Toni A.of" Moved to the Mountains" a few weeks ago. She was giving away a new MFT Stamp Set. The stamps finally arrived Friday, and I finally got around to stamping last night. This set is awesome and perfect for me since I do love chocolate! After I stamped the image and I was little bit uneasy with a headless woman sitting in a chair;so I made a awning to cover. Thank you for stopping by:)

card stock: Papertrey Ink and SU
DSP: A scrap piece from my stash
inks: Palette (Black), Prismacolor Pencils and OMS, Prisma Markers and Copic Gray to outline image.

stamp: My Favorite Things
sentiment: My Favorite Things
ribbon: Michael's
brads: We Are Memory Makers

I used my Cuttlebug to give texture and applied pop dots under awning to give dimension.

Thank you so much Toni for the awesome candy!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Come on now...a bumble bee????? I was hoping for something sexier. *hehe*

Your Halloween Costume Should Be

A Bumble Bee

Busy busy weekend ahead.....

I(we) have a ton of things to do around our house this weekend. The sooner we get everything in it's place, the sooner I can get back to Stamping!!!!!*smile* Have a good weekend everyone and I will be back Monday.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Assembly line cards...

Today I had the bright idea to make four cards assembly line style. I have quite a few Halloween Themed Papers that I need to get rid of. I didn't realize that I had so much of the stuff until I organized my paper stash. I think I totally "lose it" at times and buy stuff without thinking about what I really need.

All of the base papers are Papertrey Ink (white) than a layer of Bazzill (black) and than SU's Halloween designer paper. The stamps I used were The Cats Pajamas, Whipper Snapper and Impress Rubber Stamps. The sentiments are by The Cats Pajamas and Impress Rubber Stamps. The ribbon is an assortment from American Crafts and Michael's. The brads are from Making Memories and Queen&Co. The inks used are Stazzon (black) and markers. I also used Stickles and my paper piercer to embellish.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A Halloween Quickie

This card did not take too long to make at all. I don't love this card but it's decent and it frustrates me when I can't bring my vision to "life". Whenever I am not satisfied with a project,I have to walk away from what ever I am working on and tackle it later; because if I keep "nipping and tucking" I will destroy the card and I don't want to do that.

cardstock: Bazzill and scrap pieces from my stash
stamp: Whipper Snapper
sentiment: The Cats Pajamas
brads: Queen & Co.
ribbon: my stash
Halloween Buttons are by Making Memories
inks: Copic Gray to outline ghost and my orange marker

Monday, October 8, 2007

Poetic Artistry Challenge #6

This card is for Poetic Artistry Challenge #6. Julee aka Shadowcatcher has a weekly "Mojo Monday" challenge and here is my attempt. Everything except the base, is from my scrap pile. *The base card is Bazzill Pink Cardstock and the stamp and sentiment are by Whipper Snapper. The ink is Palette's Black and I used my Prismacolor Pencils with OMS and my one Copic marker to outline the image. I also applied Crystal Stickles around the candles. Thank you for stopping by:)

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I've been tagged!

I have been tagged by Scrapnmo of Dailyscrappinspiration and Marlou of Scrapingwithlove. I have to tell 7 facts about myself and tag seven others,make a link to their post and let them know that they have been tagged!

1. I am a gadget type girl, I love having the "latest and greatest" gadget but I don't always give-in to the temptation to buy though.

2. I have a "thing" for purses and perfume!

3. I like sporty type cars but I'm not a fast driver.

4. I always thought of myself as a "girly girl" type but when I worked for GM, I spent 10 of my 26 yrs. there running a machine. Once I learned how to change tools and gage the parts, it was one of my favorite jobs!

5. I re-read my favorite books, I swear I always come across something I didn't see before!

6. I can't stand to walk bare footed...yuk!

7. I like to play bingo!

Now I have to tag 7 others. I will tag Rita, Jana, Gail, Beth, and I have to name three other people. It seems like everyone I know is already tagged.......

Silly Penguins for JBWW Challenge

I woke up this morning eager to make a card, I didn't feel "so hot" yesterday and could not focus on anything. Anyhow, I feel a lot better today and decided to make a winter themed card. It has been unseasonably warm in Michigan lately(upper 80's!) I decided to stamp the penguin trio from my Cats Pajamas Clearly Swanky Set for Sherry and Jeanne's JBWW Challenge. As a stamp, the penguins are a trio but I decided to make them individuals. I cut out and trimmed each penguin and used my markers to color in their caps. I applied yellow,green and blue Stickles to match their caps and used Liquid Pearls on the tips of the caps. I mounted the penguins onto a scalloped rectangle,that had brads to match the caps and used May Arts Ribbon to embellish. The sentiment is from The Cats Pajamas also.

cardstock: Papertrey Ink (white) and Bazzill (Baby Blue)
inks: Palette (Black) and Prismacolor Markers
ribbon: May Arts
stamp: The Cats Pajamas
sentiment: The Cats Pajamas
tools: Marvy's scallop rectangle punch (mega size)and my paper pierce tool
embellishments: Stickles Glue (Blue, Yellow and Green colors)and Liquid Pearls (White) The brads are from Making Memories and are in the regular size and the mini size.

Friday, October 5, 2007

"Ewe's So Sweet"!

I love this little lamb a lot, this stamp is from High Hoped Rubber Stamps. If you like to color in images, High Hopes Stamps has an assortment of the cutest stamps!

cardstock: Bazzill,(Caribbean blue) Solar White and Licorice
ribbon: May Arts
stamp: High Hopes Rubber Stamps
sentiment: High Hopes Rubber Stamps
inks: Brilliance (white) and white embossing powder, I also used my Primscolor pencils and OMS and markers to out line stamped image.
brads: Making Memories and I used my large scallop scissors and paper pierce tool

Check out these adorable RAK's

I have three RAK's to post today. Two of the RAK's are from Teri, she lives in Hawaii and she was my RAK partner in Jen's September RAK Club. The other RAK is from Patty Jo, she made a beautiful Thank You RAK. Patty Jo was a winner of my "birthday give-away blog candy" Thank you ladies for the beautiful cards....your beautiful cards really made my day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

I had so much fun with the scallop challenge.....

I had so much fun with the scallop challenge at Caardvark's that I had to make another card. The first card looks better in real life, but my color combinations did not photograph well. I choose black and white for my second card. I feel much better about this card.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (white) and Bazzill
DSP: Unknown
tools: Su's Sm. flower punch, Mega scallop punch, paper pierce tool and 1 3/8 circle punch. I also used my scallop scissors for the scallop trim on the bottom of the card. The ribbon is May Arts and dimensionals were used for the scallop flower.

Caardvarks Scallop Challenge

I made this card for Caardvarks Scallop Challenge. This is a small card, only 4X4. I used my scalloped scissors for the top and bottom borders on this card and my scallop punch for the center piece. This card looks better IRL(in real life) than it does on my monitor. I took 14 pictures of this little card and I didn't care for either one. The Sm. flower stickers are from K&Co. ribbon from May Arts and cardstock is Stampin Up. I also used my paper piercing tool and my Signo pen to apply the faux stitching.
Thank you for stopping by:)

Monday, October 1, 2007

A card without a sentiment is a breeze....Jen's Sham Battle

A card without a sentiment is a breeze for me because I always get "stuck" on what to say. So when I read that Jen's Challenge this week is a card without a sentiment, I jumped on it! The card is self-explanatory, a kitten playing with yarn, (the rules are that readers are supposed to understand what is going on with the card.)

cardstock: //www.papertreyink.com">Papertrey Ink(white) and SU's Old olive
DSP: Dream Designs
stamp: High Hopes Rubber Stamps
ribbon: ribbon stash
inks: Palette(black) and H2O pencils and my markers to enhance colors

DCM & JBWW Challenges

I combined two challenges into one. DCM current challenge is "frame it" and JBWW Sunday Weekly Challenge is based on a sketch image by Sherry Cheever. I made my card according to the sketch and applied a frame to it.
The cardstock is SU's Chocolate Chip and DSP is Basic Grey's Infuse and Papertrey Ink White. The stamp is by High Hopes Rubber Stamps and the sentiment is by Verve Visual. I use my Prismacolor Pencil and OMS to color image. I also used my markers to outline my colored images. The frame is a dye-cut from my Sizzix Machine. To embellish my card I used Prima Sprites, Copper mini-brads from Making Memories, Chocolate Ribbon from SU and a I used Gold Glimmer Mist on the final Card.
Thank you for stopping by:)