Tuesday, May 31, 2011


So, after a long and wonderful holiday weekend, I wanted to stamp for fun! I looked at the challenges for the week, and not to be one who wants to miss ANY! I decided to combine a few.
Well, with all of the synchronized swimming at the tea party, I wanted to make a crab card. Let's face it, summer is here, I want to go to the beach, and I want to eat crabs.. and since I'm not at the beach - YET! I figured I could do the next best thing and bring some crabs to the tea party. The crabs could also serve double duty by encouraging Syd and her students to keep their bodies at the top of the water... so that card may yet be created, stay tuned.  If you have NO idea what I am talking about, see Cindy's post for this week's Teapot Tuesday here.  I'll bet you have never seen quite a teapot like the one she is sharing this week!
Since I combined the tea party with the color challenge, I couldn't figure out how to make red crabs work, so instead I used some of my newly purchased primas - thank you to my parents and students for the wonderful gift card to ACMoore - you know what I LOVE!
I also made this for the CAS challenge to scrunch and fold my ribbon and used this weeks MOJO sketch!
Thanks for looking... and keep a look out for the crabs - they may be arriving soon!

Additional Info
Stamps: SU
Paper: basic black, whisper white
Ink: stazon
Accessories: ribbon, punches, embossing folders, ticket corner punch, bling, primas

Monday, May 23, 2011


My Dad collects butterflies and gives them to my girls in frames. Recently he gave them some that were in shadowboxes on quilt batting. I was looking at them this morning and thought, well I could replace the batting with some cardstock and pop them up on popdots. It took a long time (one even lots it's wing), but with determination, glue dots and crystal effects, here is the finished product. It was difficult to get a good picture with the reflections bouncing off the glass.  I wish you could see them irl, they are awesome.  Thanks Dad, I'm going to hang them in the kid's rooms now.
Thanks for looking.

Additional Info:
Stamps: SU
Paper: bazzil
Ink: stazon
Accessories: punches, ribbon

Saturday, May 21, 2011


I always wanted to live in a place where the ice cream truck drove through the neighborhood - this is the next best thing. We have a place here where I live called Mr. Goodies and people line up 40 deep on any given night to have some tasty treats from that place. I think we may go tonight after softball...mmmmm

Additional Info
Stamps: Hambo
Paper: various
Ink: stazon
Accessories: markers
Techniques: paper piecing

Friday, May 20, 2011


I think this image is SO adorable from Hambo stamps. Who is ready for SUMMER!!!!! I used Muddpuddles sand on my card - love that stuff.
This card fits this week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge.  Cindy has a fabulous teapot for inspiration this week.  I can't wait to have some tea from it.  You can see it here.
Additional Info
Stamps: Hambo
Paper: SU, various
Ink: stazon
Accessories: markers, ribbon, punches, Muddpuddles Malibu Beach sand

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I needed a sympathy for a friend. I combined Our Daily Bread and Because I Care. I got a little carried away with the rhinestones.
Thanks for looking.

Additional Info
Stamps: SU!: Because I Care; ODBD
Paper: stazon
Accessories: rhinestones, nestabilities, ribbon


I needed some birthday cards for work, so I decided to also catch up on on Verve Mojo Sketches.  Thanks for looking!


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