Thursday, January 31, 2008

I'm so sorry that I've been a bad blogger!

I caught this terrible flu bug that has been going around and I just didn't have the energy to post anything! I'm starting to feel somewhat stronger and hopefully will get around to leaving comments tomorrow. I have made so many friends over the internet and I just want to thank all of you for everything.
Thank you guys!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tag.....I'm it!

My wonderful friend Jana of 2Worldswings has tagged me! Man oh seems like the questions are getting longer....*smile* But I don't mind. Thank you Jana!

Five things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. I gave birth to my 2ND child.
2. I married for the 2ND time
3. I was living in an apartment.
4. I was very much in love with my husband. ( I still am but it's a more mature love)
5. I spent 7 months on "sick leave" due to a difficult pregnancy.

Five things on my to do list today:
1. Clean up my craft area.
2. Wash my hair.
3. Make a couple cards after I clean up.
4. Pluck my eyebrows.
5. Clean my bathroom.

Five things I will do when I'm a millionaire:
1. Have my dream home built.
2. Set aside money for kids education.
3. Make a donation for children that have been abused and Toys for Tots.
4. Take care of my immediate family.
5. I would have an "out of sight" crafting area!

Five things I'll never wear again:
1. Shorts above my knee. (thanks to cellulite...yuk!)
2. My size 8 pants! Of course I wish I could!
3. My heels! Due to my car accident, heels make my back hurt.
4. Streaks in my hair. (A few years ago,I put some streaks in my hair. I let the stuff sit too long in my hair, talk about a "hot mess"! lol
5. Low waist jeans! (They make me look wider in the hips!)

Five of my favorite toys:
1. My laptop
2. My digital camera
3. My Cadillac CTS, I love that car!
4. My stamps
5. My stamping accessories.

Five banes of my existence:
1. Saying "bad words"! Not the terrible bad words,but I do say the "S" word too much.....*ouch*
2. My need for order in my house! (My DH is such a slob..I drive him crazy and he drive me crazy!) lol
3. My love of purses
4. Impulsiveness
5. I can't think of anything else ....shucks!!!

Now that I have bored you all to pieces, I'm going to tag 3 people!

1. Stamper Gail
2. Maria
3. Chris

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Poetic Artistry Mojo#21 Sketch Challenge and introducing....Tweet!

I was totally surprised to receive my new stamps from Pink Cat Studio so soon, I ordered them Sunday and was totally surprised! Usually orders coming from Canada take at least 2 you can see why I was surprised to open my mail box and see the manila envelope from Pink Cat Studio. I couldn't wait to play these stamps! The colorful and fun papers that I downloaded from Marieke Vermeulen of Color Your World were perfect for this stamp. I had so much fun working with these papers,the possibilities are endless. Thank you for sharing these papers Marieke:)

Stamps and sentiment: Pink Cat Studio
Designer paper: Marieke Vermeulen of Color Your World
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink White and bits from my stash
Nestabilities, Rectangle Dies
Inks: Adirondack Pitch Black and Copic Markers-0,C1,R29,RV10,RV21,YG06,E21and Y17
Paper Pierce Tool,Small Scallop Scissors,Gold Mini Brads,Stickles and Pop Dots
Ribbon: Michale's

I have no idea what happened between the last time I posted...the days in between just flew by! Anyhow, have a safe and happy weekend:)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ballerina Girl

I made a few more cards using this same TAC Stamp. I guess I really like this stamp *lol* Before I became an Angel, I would occasionally order cardstock and DSP from SU. I received my last order a week after I signed up with TAC and I have to admit that the Berry Bliss is a beautiful set of papers. Anyhow... I used a strip of the Berry Bliss and combined with a scrap piece of Chocolate Chip. The combination of these two papers was love at first sight and a perfect background choice for my TAC stamp. Other accessories are Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Dew Drops, ribbon is from my stash.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Please say a prayer for Victoria's Family

I have just received word that Miss Victoria Enmon has passed away today. I opened my e-mail a few moments ago and I was so shocked by this message. This past summer, Vicotria's teacher wanted to do something really special for her. She wanted Victoria to have a card from every state. Well....with the help of the Internet, her goal was achieved. Cards were sent out from all over the world! I just want to say that I am so happy that I had a chance to touch someone I have never met. God Bless you Victoria and my heart and prayers go out to all of you.

Happy Mail 2 Share :)

I have a few RAKs to share today. Opening "Happy Mail" is always so much fun!

My RAKs are from: Jen Young
Teri * Big Ideas FromLittle Girl* A
Thank you ladies for the beautiful cards:)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

All I wanna do is stamp.......

But my tribe has spoken! They want me all to themselves today. I love my family and we did have a lot of fun today. Although it is very cold outside...10 degrees and windy! burr!

We went to the theatre to see Cloverfield, it was very entertaining and scary! While we were out, I did manage to squeeze in a quick visit to Target's and purchased a few goodies. I hate shopping with my husband because he's a "quick shopper". If he says that he is going to the store to buy bread and milk, that is all he will buy! I like to take my time and look around and "see" things. Anyhow, my husband and the kids were with me so I had to "be quick"! I spotted those cute little mail boxes and was surprised to see that they were only $1.00! I didn't get a chance to see everything but I will return and shop quietly by myself.

Have a beautiful and safe weekend everyone! Tomorrow, I have some beautiful RAKs to post. Take care and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Solo Dancer

Hello everyone!
Here is another card made using my TAC Stamps. (The Angel Company I really like this particular stamp set because it is so versatile.
Please enjoy and thank you for stopping by!

Stamp by TAC and sentiment by MFT
cardstocks: Papertrey Ink White and The Cutcardstock Company Black Shimmer
printed paper: Design Originals (from Michael's)
ribbon: Michael's
inks: Adiorndack Black, Brilliance Moonlight White, Copic C-1 Cool Gray and Spica Clear Glitter Pen
Tools Used
Nestabilities Rectangle Dies and my paper pierce tool and the B&W flowers are from Sandy Lion Essentials

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

This card is for Nicola's Sketch Challenge#2

I really love sketch challenges because they inspire creativity. This is Nicola's second sketch challenge and the layout is really cute. I'm really sorry that I missed out on her first challenge! Anyhow, here is my card Nicola.
Thanks for stopping by:)

Ballerina Card

stamp TAC and sentiment $1.00 stamp from Michael's

DSP: TAC Uptown Girl (Wing Collection)
cardstocks: Papertrey Ink White and The Cutcardstock Company
inks: Prismacolor Pencils, OMS and Adirondack Black ink
Nestabilities Oval shaped dies
Stickles, scallop scissors, paper pierce tool,prima sprite flowers, mini-black brads and ribbon is unknown (from blog candy)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Thank you Joan!

I won these goodies from Joan of Paperlicious! Joan has a terrific blog and her cards are beautiful and as an added have to read her "Dear Paperlicious" advice column. I guarantee you will end up rolling on the floor laughing. Thank you so much Joan for these awesome treats....I was totally surprised when I opened the box. I received a ton of ribbon, a tin album, paper pack, pre-folded cards, stickers, markers, card stock and paper embellishments! I feel as though I hit the "jackpot"!!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Card

While working on some Valentine Cards, I decided to post a card that I made last year. I think this card is perfect for the "girly girl" type. The stamp is from Whipper Snapper and the card stocks are Papertry Ink White and the pink c/s is from my scrap stash. The inks used were StazOn Black and Copic Markers. I used Crystal Stickles and the ribbon is from Michael's. All of the brads are by Making Memories.The flowers are Prima's and the sentiment is from Stamping Bella.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fun card

I really like making fun type cards. I suppose I would use this type of card if I forgot a birthday or was late for an lunch appointment. Hopefully just looking at this card and reading the sentiment *Holy Cow!" would get me "off the hook" and all would be forgiven.

card stock: Solar White
printed paper: from my stash
stamp: The Angel Company
sentiment: The Angel Company
inks: StazOn Black and Copic Markers
embellishments: Stickles and Prima Sprites
ribbon: Michael's
I also used my Nestabilities to mat my image

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Do you have the time?

I have always admired this particular Rubber Romace Stamp. Although it is a large stamp, the creative possibilities are endless. I paired this stamp with papers from Basic Grey and black and white card stocks. The 1" circle image featuring a clock's face is from SU. This stamp originally had the words "party time" on it, however all I wanted was the image of the clock's face for this card. So using my 1" circle punch, I punched out the stamped image of the clock face. My stamped image is colored in using Copic Markers and I used my paper pierce tool to frame my image. I also used mini black brads as accents and the ribbons are from SU and Michael's.

I also have an announcement to make.....I got my wings!!! I'm a "demo" for The Angel Comapany! Thank you so much Jana and I know I'm going to love this experience selling the fantastic stamps and papers that The Angel Company has to offer! If you have any questions or you want to make an order...just email me Thank you:)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Just a note:)

I brought this elephant stamp from High Hopes last year and I rediscovered it! A few days ago I spotted a card that featured an elephant holding a tray of was so cute! Anyhow....all kind of ideas ran through my head and I remembered my elephant stamp. I immediately went to work and made a template to support my idea. The rose printed paper is from my stash. The pink cardstock is SU's Pretty in Pink and the white cardstock is Solar White from Ellen Hutson's. I stamped my image twice, trimmed the second image and layered onto the first image with pop dots. The inks are StazOn Black and Copic Markers. The ribbon is SU's Pretty in Pink and the rose is from Michael's. The dew drops are from Ellen Hutson's. The sentiment is from Elzybells. I also used Crystal Stickles as an embellishment.
I'm OK with the results, but when I return to my scrap area I'm going to make adjustments. I'm not going to trim the area between the ears...and I'm not going to trim the second image too closely either! Each time I tried clean these areas up..I made a bigger mess! I learned a lesson with this one:)
Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, January 4, 2008

The Winner(s) are..............

Due to the over whelming response, I decided to have two winners!!!

The 2ND place winner will receive a package of Amuse note cards. I used Random.Org to select two numbers. (1-76)



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Thank everyone for participating! :)

ETA: Sollan, please contact me and give me your address. I visited your blog and I didn't notice or understand how to get in contact with you. If I don't hear anything by Sunday, I will draw another 1st. place winner. Thank You:)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Years Blog Candy!!!!

It's time to celebrate and what a way to start off the New Year! I'm going to give away a set of Elyzbells Art Stamps.......these babies are sooooo hot! The set that I am giving away is A Winter Song Stamp and the "A litte note" sentiment.

All you have to do is leave a comment and I will draw the winning name January 4th!

My Beautiful Christmas Raks

Thank you ladies so gals are so talented and your cards are amazing!

Happy New Year's Greetings to everyone! Now that everything is almost back to normal,my company is gone and I'm going insane beacuse I want to stamp soooo bad! :)

I will be back to showcase some of my beautiful Christmas Cards and to celebrate the New Year....BLOG CANDAY.....!!!!!!!! Ya-hoo!!!!!