Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Well our little SULD group is so blessed to have Debbie as our leader. Debbie recently got back from Founder's Circle and shared with us what she learned and experienced. You can read more about that on her upcoming blog that she is working on. It is set to debut soon.
She shared with us a fabulous project that she made at Founder's with a new stamp set that will be available in the Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog. Then she had a smaller version of that very same Make-n-Take for us to create using the new stamp set which I LOVE! Here is the cool book we made, featuring the Simple Friendship stamp set (available in 2009)!!


Hello friends! I just couldn't hardly wait to share these awesome cards with you from the swap that I participate in every month with some of my favorite local, and not so local - Kari - Dragonfly Impressions) demonstrators. What a treat is was to have Kari with us for our SULD monthly meeting - all the way from California! I have chatted with her many times online and stalk her blog regularly. We had a great time. She and her SIL - Gaylen - The Daily Ink (another super talented demo) were sportin' their new SU! Aprons! I would totally love one of these for Christmas! *hint, hint* (Mom, if you're reading).. Now, Michelle hosted this swap and here were the requirements: Fall Colors/Theme, Use 1 or more SU! punches, SUO, and current.
Without further adieu.. here are the fabulous cards, I am sure you will be inspired!

Now, about that BAAAAD Dog. I look out of my window while I am typing this and what do I see.. Well see for yourself! Can you believe it! And then she wants to come inside with that face - what nerve!

Monday, September 29, 2008


I made this for today's technique challenge. What a super fun challenge. As I do not have sprayers, I just used my paintbrushes, which gave me more control. After embossing, I washed the tree in kiwi kiss. I started with a lighter wash, but decided I wanted more pop, so I added more ink. I then washed the background in baja breeze - a very light wash loaded with lots of water, while this was still wet. I dipped my paintbrush directly into a drop of pacific point and lightly touched the top my brush to the top of the paper, as it was already very wet it started to spead out I lifted the paper slightly so that the darker blue would run and spread out down the paper. I then stamped the smaller snowflakes in ridinghood red, cut then out, added some tiny bling to the centers and popped then up. I took my sakura glitter gel pen and went over the red flakes for some sparkle and added dots to the pacific point to look like tiny, twinkling stars (you may not be able to see these, it is very subtle, but has a beautiful effect). I skipped the last step of ironing onto printer paper. I liked how it looked and was afraid I would mess it up - LOL! So, I'm curious, how does the last step change the image?
Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: snow swirled
Paper: ridinghood red, kiwi kiss, cold-pressed watercolor
Ink: versamark, kiwi kiss, baja breeze, pacific point, ridinghood red
Accessories: bling, sakura gel pen, clear ep, paintbrush
Techniques: water-color batik


I made this for today's featured stamper and for a dare challenge issued by Anne aka Itsapassion. She sent everyone in our little group a piece of dsp along with a paper doily. YIKES! What to do with that doily??? Well, after I masacred it with my scissors, I just decided that part of what I cut out looked like snowflakes and went from there. The doilies are in the centers of the larger dark snowflakes. I then jazzed it up a bit with the brads and couldn't help myself with the dots. The layout is cased from the Featured Stamper. You can see her original card here. Thanks for looking.. and to Anne.. please don't send me any more doilies - geez! *wink*

Additional Info
Stamps: snow swirled
Paper: soft sky, night of navy, dsp, doily
Ink: soft sky, blue bayou
Accessories: brads, cb, ribbon, scallop edge punch

Sunday, September 28, 2008


I cased this cute little card out of the Stampin' Success magazine that demos get every month. Isn't he just adorable. The sentiment is from Stem Silhouettes. This is also for a local demo group that I swap with. Our cards were to be Fall in colors/theme/image and to feature a punch or punches. It also meet the requirement for the Central Theme Fan Club Challenge.Thanks for looking.

Additional Info
Stamps: greeting from stem silhouettes
Paper: basic black, tangerine tango, whisper white, chocolate chip, ridinghood red, kiwi kiss
Ink: stazon
Accessories: scallop circle punch, scallop edge punch, circle punches, slot punch, googlie eyes, ribbon, black sharpie pen

Friday, September 26, 2008


First of all I'd like to say thank you to all who stopped by my blog and left me such wonderful comments. Those of you with blogs, I enjoyed stopping by your blog for a visit, you guys are sooo creative.
On to the winner. My dd, Allison, picked a paper out of the hat and it was Sandy aka Jellychick. Sandy, email me your address and I will get the candy in the mail to you!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 25, 2008


My good friend Joan, tagged me several days ago, and I am finally getting around to posting the tag. Thanks for fun tag Joan, here goes...

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 facts about me...some known, some randon, some wierd:

1. Laundry is the bane of my existence.

2. I love the beach most of all.

3. I have a hard time parting with my "stuff."

4. I like mayo on my hotdog.

5. I like fritos on my pbj sandwich.

6. I am addicted to the Target $1 spot.

7. I enjoy laying on the bed, looking out the window during a Thunderstorm.

Now I have to list 7 people to tag:

Well.. it seems like most folks have already been tagged, so I tag everyone reading this.. You're It!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I am so glad to finally be back to creating! I finally made it downstairs to create something. These are two cards created for the Double Dare Challenge group.. check em out. The Frankenstein card is my favorite!

I just love this image. My good friend Tabby sent it to me a while back, and I have been just about to have a fit to use it on a card. I made this for the DDC... Charlene challenged us to make a card with color blocking. I have never done this type of card before, but after checking out the others, I think this is sorta what it is supposed to look like. I wasn't sure if I was to use a solid or a pattern, and since I love these patterned papers and bought them a YEAR ago for scrapbooking (yeah.. I'm waaaaay behind)... I decided to cut it up and use it on a card. I think it turned out well.

Additional Info
Stamps: Best Fiends
Paper: basic black, white, various dp
Ink: stazon, kiwi kiss, basic black
Accessories: aqua painter, SU! markers, silver bling for Franks bolts, black sharpie pen (my new fave pen)

I finally made some time to stamp..and I am so glad! I was afraid I had forgotten how to complete a challenge, I've been away soooo long - LOL! Anyway.. this card is for the Dare Challenge Group. Michelle challenged us to use a stamp or really anything that we had not used in a long time. I decided to mount this one. I've had it for while now and have never used it because 1. the stamp is larger that a regular card size (see it sticking up over the top) and 2. I never took the time to mount it to the wood block (lazy). So.. I really like this stamp.. just had to figure out exactly how to make it into a pretty card.This is also for the Color Challenge from last week or some time.. can't remember. I've been jotting them down on my "to do" list. Thank for looking! ... and cyber hugs to all my stamping buddies, I've been missing hanging out with you guys!

Additional Info
Stamps: from the garden
Paper: gp white, basic gray
Ink: craft black, ridinghood red
Accessories: clear ep, SU! markers, aqua painter, white signo pen

Saturday, September 20, 2008


OK.. It's time for me to give away some more Blog Candy..
When my counter reaches 9,000 Hits... then, I will randomly draw a winner.
What you win...
  • 6x6 Ghostly Greetings Designer Paper Sampler Pack
  • Halloween ribbon
  • *mystery* Halloween Stamp Set !!!

How to win...

Just leave a comment on this post, and link back to your blog (if you have one, cause I'd like to visit your blog) or just a comment if you don't have a blog.

Have a great day and good luck!!!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I have been super beesy these days, with school, and carpool, and girl scouts starting back up, and laundry, and life... Whew! If you've stopped by and wondered where the heck I've been.. well, not at home... and not in my stamp room... which may explain the tremers I've been having. Withdrawl can be sooo awful. I hope to make it down to the stamp room tonight and work on some cards and challenges and even paint something (that one was for my Mom).. that I have neglected... baaad stamper, bad! Hope to post some cool stuff tomorrow... *wink*.....maybe even a Blog Candy give-away for all of my faithful readers!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


These are two of the cards that I made at Debbie's house today.. We had so much fun combining challenges and seeing what the other came up with. We use the Color Challenge, Sketch Challenge, and the WICKED Challenge (altho' my stuff is not current, I still think it rocks!)
Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: eastern blooms
Paper: basic black, whisper white, green galore, ridinghood red
Ink: stazon, ridinghood red, green galore
Accessories: marker

Additional Info
Stamps: A beautiful thing, Summer by the Sea
Paper: very vanilla, kiwi kiss, baja breeze, not quite navy
Ink: stazon, baja breeze, pacific point
Accessories: blender pen, markers, hemp, hph, sand stuff, scallop punch

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


These are the cards we created at my Techniques Junkies class: So Faux. We created four beautiful cards using Faux Techniques. Here they are...

FAUX SILK: a little tissue paper and a glue stick ~ viola...

FAUX METAL: get your gun ready and any metallic embossing powder to create this crowd pleaser...

FAUX TEARING: rip, brayer, done...

FAUX STITCHING: mat packs make this one a breeze... just pierce and draw a line...

Thanks for looking....

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Ok, we pause for a moment of self reflection. Check her out! Just woken up by the kids the morning after Halloween.. They (those kids) are pumped up on sugar! She, however, wanted to sleep in this morning because it is Saturday! As she approaches the kitchen all she can say is "Got coffee?" to her DH. HA! After I made this card, I came across one in the SCS gallery that had this sentiment "I drink coffee for your protection." I think that sentiment goes perfectly with this image... Next time, next time..
This card also meets or exceeds (LOL) the requirements for the following challenges...
Color Challenge 182 - Monochromatic card
Ways To Use It Challenge 182 - Designer Paper (check out that spider - YIKES!)
Limited Supply Challenge 182 (issued by Sylvia Mabie... check out her blog) - Orange Roasters: make a card using orange and a coffee image. Thanks Sylvia for a fun challenge!

Hope you have a laugh and a great day!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sorry that I have been away for so long... This week just seemed to fly by and didn't leave me much time for stamping.. so, I decided to make up for it today with some really cute cards. For two of them I used a design template that I downloaded from KWerner designs (there is a link on my sidebar to her blog)... and the other is from a Card Kit that I purchased from Annapurna... love this kit and it is for a super cause (there is a link to her blog as well on the side)... Thanks for stopping by and for looking.

Until next time...

Additional Info

Stamps: Booglie Eyes
Paper: tangerine tango, basic black, kiwi kiss, whisper white
Ink: stazon, ridinghood red, tangerine tango
Accessories: aqua painter, SU! markers, wiggly eyes, ribbon, brads

Additional Info

Stamps: bugs & kisses
Paper: whisper white, basic black, kiwi kiss
Ink: none
Accessories: SU! markers, paper piercer, black sharpie

Additional Info

Stamps: CTMH
Paper: colonial white, summer sun
Ink: kiwi kiss, ridinghood red, tangerine tango


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