Friday, July 30, 2010

BARNYARD GOSSIP w/tea of course...

This is for Mothermark's Tuesday Teapot Challenge.. You can read about it HERE. Everybody is talking down on the farm about Slow Joe and his friend Chicken. Apparently, Chicken talked Joe into skipping school and using his tution money to play games at the arcade.. That's why he never learned the auctioneer lingo.. Poor Joe, still slow...
You can see the detective's photo here
This is the photo that Detective Dolittle took of Joe and Chicken at the arcarde. Chicken talked Joe into skipping school and using his auctioneer tution to play games at the arcade.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


Just playing around with my jumbo Neighborhood wheel.. I used various markers to color the houses and added some garland and a Christmas tree in the window of one of the houses. I cut the houses out and popped them up on Basic Black cardstock that I cut out with the top note die. The snowflakes are from the Snow Swirled set. The Cherry Cobbler mat was embossed with the Petals-a-Plenty folder.
Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: Neighborhood Jumbo Wheel, Warm Words
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: White Craft
Accessories: Clear EP, Various SU! Markers, Sakura Glitter Pen, Taffeta Ribbon, Topnote Die, Lg Oval and Scallop Oval Punches, brads, Petals-a-Plenty

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Recently Chat aka Nitestamper cased a card from my blog. You can see it here. I thought, 'How fun!' and commented that I would pick a card from her blog to case, returning the favor.. HERE is the card that chose. I love the Itty Bitty Punch set and the way she combined it with the Season of Friendship set. I changed the color and moved the tree over a litte to make room from my sentiment and added some HPH.
Thanks for a fun case Chat..

Additional Info
Stamps: Season of Friendship
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Old Olive
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, ribbon, lattice embossing folder, itty bitty punch, bling

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I forgot that I had ordered this 2-step bird punch. I decided to pull it out today and use it for this week's Mojo Sketch. I am heading to visit my parents in a couple of days and my mom has already put her 'card order' in.. She needs a couple of sympathy cards. I like how this turned out.

Do you need to jumpstart your mojo? Play along here...

Thanks for looking...

Additional Info
Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Paper: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Elegant Soiree dsp
Ink: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Accessories: punches, ribbon, 2-step bird punch, nestabilities

Sunday, July 25, 2010


This is what I came up with for a catty case swap that I am participating in for August with a local demo group.
Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: Stem Silhouettes, Because I Care
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Old Olive
Ink: SU! Markers
Accessories: pearl accents, lattice embossing folder, color spritzer, itty bitty punches


I had such a great time at the shoebox swap, and can't wait to share some of the fabulous creations we made. I met so many wonderful and talented ladies and got to visit with some old friends. It was great. I wanted to share this with you.. This is what I received in the gift exchange. Isn't is fantastic!! Fellow demo, Lori Subosits created this incredible work of art. She said she cased it from Michelle Zindorf's blog... I wll now be case-ing Lori. I'm thinking beginning of the year teacher gifts, Halloween, Christmas.... all in a beautifully decorated Mason jar!
oh.. and it is full of yummy chocolates - oh yeah!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


This is the card & gift that I created for a shoebox swap I am attending. There will be 19 of us total! It is a small A2 version of a larger 5x5 square card that I created. We can also sign up for a gift exchange, the catch is that we can only spend $5... so we usually create something fun. There will be 19 of us total! I got the frame from WalMart for $10.. just a tad over the limit.. eek!

Additional Info
Stamps: simple friendship
Paper: early espresso, crumb cake, not quite navy, very vanilla, elegant soiree dsp
Ink: not quite navy, crumb cake
Accessories: topnote & lattice die, brads, lattice embossing folder, bling, oval punches, ribbon
Techniques: rock n' roll"

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Additional Info
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: white, basic black, nouveau riche dsp
Ink: craft, stazon
Accessories: clear ep, punches, brads

Monday, July 19, 2010


Additional Info
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: white, basic black, nouveau riche dsp
Ink: craft, stazon
Accessories: clear ep, brads, punches"

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Inside: And those of us who never show it!

I made this for my SIL who just turned 50.

Additional Info
Stamps: The Gals by Emerson Quillan
Paper: crumb cake, cherry cobbler, basic black, white
Ink: stazon, SU! inks
Accessories: ribbon, aqua painter, punches, nestabilities, brads"

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


So, I got another box of goodies yesterday... and in it was the lattice die. I just love it! Why did I wait so long to get it? I think it looks great combined with the top note die. This card is a little on the larger size, almost 5.5" square, but fits the square envies.. TFL!

Additional Info
Stamps: simple friendship
Paper: white, not quite navy, crumb cake
Ink: crumb cake, not quite navy
Accessories: lattice embossing folder, dies: top note & lattice, punches; oval, scallop oval, circle, scallop circle, ribbon, brads

Saturday, July 10, 2010


I used the March 2010 Mojo Monday Sketches to create 5 different cards with the Artistic Etchings Stamp set and To the Nines dsp. I wasn't too crazy about this stamp set until I sat down and made these cards.
Thanks for Looking...

Additional Info
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake
Ink: White, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, To The Nines Specialty dsp
Accessories: ribbon, brads, punches, hph, nesties

Friday, July 9, 2010


I needed to create a thank you card and was hoping to get to play along in this week's MOJO Sketch Challenge. I went over to my friend Renee's house last night to stamp. I was there for 5 hours and this was all I made!!! ha! Yeah, there was a whole lotta gabbin' going on.
Thanks for looking! Happy Friday!

Additional Info
Paper: white, not quite navy, cosmo cricket dp
Ink: daffodil delight, melon mambo
Accessories: nesties, ribbon, bling, martha stewart butterfly punch
Techniques: rock n roll

Monday, July 5, 2010


I made this for yesterday's featured stamper and today's technique challenge. Thanks for looking.

Additional Info
Stamps: quotes
Paper: sage shadow, chocolate chip, really rust, white, dsp
Ink: stazon, sage shadow
Accessories: ribbon, nestabilities, brad"

Saturday, July 3, 2010


I used today's IC to make a Get Well card for the son of a fellow stamper who has cancer and is getting ready for a bone marrow transplant. Dante is 7 years old and is recieving the bone marrow from his younger sister Julia. (I made the hedgie for her)...
I don't ask for favors often, but I would love if all of my stampy friends would make a card or two to send to these precious children. Here is the address:
Dante Erk, Bone Marrow Transplant Unit RM 430, 4th floor East Tower, 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington DC 20010

Additional Info: Whale Card
Stamps: Animal Stories, Circle Circus
Paper: not quite navy, kraft, whisper white, dp
Ink: baja breeze, not quite navy
Accessories: nestie, ribbon, punch, crystal effects, brads, sakura glitter pen

Additional Info: Hedgehog card
Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes
Paper: chocolate chip, melon mambo, dp, white
Ink: stazon, soft sky
Accessories: sponge, nestie, ribbon, punch, sakura glitter pen,


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