Friday, May 29, 2009

I'm still here!

I haven't fell off the edge of the world (yet?).  Things around here have been extremely busy - more so than normal, but I can see a light at the end of this long unintentional break. I will soon be back soon - hopefully.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

So sorry!

I have taken a little hiatus from stamping - SORRY! I have been having fun outside with the kids enjoying the wonderful weather and, I have to admit, I just discovered the Twilight series of books. If you have read these books, then you know that it is so hard to do anything else until you finish. I have completed the first book - in six days - and I am anxious to start the next one, but I promise that I will get a my "Change it up Tuesday" card up later this eve after we have played in the sun.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thankful Thursday #31

I must admit, I have been thankful for this all week:


You are all saying "WHAT?" now right? I came across this game online and thought that it would be a great learning tool for Alexa to teach her how to spell, but little did I know that when Brad and I sat down to play the actual game that it would be so much fun and so addicting. Brad and I love to play Scrabble, but with the two kids running around it was hard to get a game in, also it would drag on forever. This game is over in about 20 minutes and keeps you alert. The perfect two player game (up to eight can play with the set). You can find it on Amazon - HERE or we picked up ours at Target for around $15. I am thankful that Brad and I have found such a fun game that is quick enough that the kids don't realize we are playing. What's your favorite game to play?

Feel free to leave a comment on what you are thankful for - I would love to know! Until next time, take a moment to think of something you are thankful for, then smile!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I just wanted to let you all know that I forgot all about my "Sister's Purse Color Challenge" card post for today. The kids and I have been having so much fun outdoors enjoying the sunshine, that I have not spent any time in my craft room. So I am forgoing the post for this week - sorry if you were looking forward to it, I will have it up next week for sure! 

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Change it up Tuesday #34

I am still using the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set for this weeks "Change it up Tuesday" - #34. I choose this card because I LOVE it and wanted to see it using a different color. I tend to gravitate to the green/orange color combo for a lot of my cards. I love the color GREEN and doing this challenge helps me to use those colors that aren't at the top of my "to use" pile.

My old card "Just Because - Flip #2 " details can be found on SCS HERE.

My "Change it up Tuesday" card - "Just Because - Flip #2 - Take 2" details can be found on SCS HERE.

* * Congrats to Jessi & Rachel over at "Stampin' with Jessi and Rachel" and for leaving a comment on that post. I will be sending them the card from LAST WEEKS #33 - "Change It up Tuesday". Be sure to leave a comment or participate for your chance to get this week card(s)!  * *

How to play: Take a card you previously created and only change the colors used. The layout and the stamped images should remain the same. Then leave me a comment where your cards are located or if you upload to SCS use keyword CIUT34 (Gallery HERE). For fun, I will pick from those commenting (with or without a card) on Monday (5/11) and I will send you my "Change it up Tuesday" creation. Have fun and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Monday, May 4, 2009

A few Flood Swap Cards - Part 7

Here is another post showing off the amazing flood swap cards I have received. Enjoy!

From Michael - You can't tell from the picture, but there is some awesome embossing on the red section. Great card using one of my favorite sets.

From Trinity - I love this color combo and such an adorable deer!

From Cindy - the butterfly is so beautiful on this card. I think she embossed it and then colored it in with the vibrant yellow and orange colors. STUNNING!

From Jennifer R. - a very pretty color combo, again with one of my favorite sets.

From Karen - great colors for a graduation card! I love the red medallion with the "G".

From Kathy - such a pretty and simple card! She dry embossed the background and the butterfly.

From Joan - adorable birthday card with actual tissue paper sticking out of the bags. I would of never thought to do that. Thanks for the great idea!

From Miranda - I love the tree and the cute bunny on her card! ADORABLE!

I have had a few more card trickle in and I will post them at a later time. Thanks ladies for a great swap and some beautiful cards!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Becky's Cards

I am finally getting to posting all of Becky's Sister's Purse Color Challenge cards! They all are so cute. She did such a good job and I am glad that she finally found her creativeness. I am sorry that she now has a wrist issue and will not be able to make her cards for a while. I hope that it will heal soon so she will be able to join the crafting world again. Enjoy all her cards! You can get all the details on her card by clicking HERE and it will take you to her card gallery.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

How sweet is this?

I was ordering lunch for us this afternoon and my phone beeped me. This is what I saw and this is what I HEARD (click to listen):
How sweet are they?

Another card set

I made this card set to have on hand in case I got another person to sign up for one of my handmade gifts. Since it was so long ago and I only had one person sign up, I thought that I would share them with you now. (You can find the post about getting a surprise from me HERE.) If you want this set of cards sign up on the post mentioned and follow the directions and they could be yours.

They are all made using the same stamp set, very simple and can be used for any occasion - which I like the best.  You can find all the details for my Gift Set cards on SCS at the links following each picture:

"Blue Gift Card" - HERE

"Green Gift Card" - HERE

"Pink Gift Card" - HERE

Friday, May 1, 2009

A couple cards!

I had a friend who needed baby cards and as I searched through my stash I found that I didn't have any - can you believe it? So I sat down and made a couple. Here's what I came up with.

This is a gender neutral card using one of my favorite retired sets. Every time I get this stamp out, the card pretty much makes itself and I don't have to try very hard to get it to turn out the way I want it. I love that! 

You can find my "Cute Yellow Baby" card on SCS - HERE.

Stamps: Big on Spring
Paper: Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip,
Whisper White and DSP
Inks: Chocolate Chip and Barely Banana
Accessories: Scallop Edge and Corner Rounder Punches, Dimensionals and adhesive

The second baby card I made for a boy. I had this stamp set for a really long time and I just haven't used it as often as I like to. I love this sailboat and wanted it to be the focal image. After I got it all together I thought it looked a little plain, so I dug through my buttons and added them. I think they make the card!

You can find my "Sailboat Baby" card on SCS - HERE.

Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Paper: Ballet Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, 
Whisper White and DSP
Inks: Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive
Accessories: Buttons, Dimensionals and adhesive

Follower Winner #8

Here it is the start of another month - can you believe how fast the year is going by? I sometimes feel like I just get started on a month and before I know it, it's over - GEEZ - why didn't time fly like this when we were little and in school. It seemed like that time wouldn't go fast enough. I digress - sorry!

Today is the day that I spotlight one of "My Message Followers" and they will receive a card that has been seen on my blog as a "Thank You" for regularly tuning in. Be sure to sign up under "My Message Followers" on the sidebar to have a chance to get your own. This month I am spotlighting:

Tori over at "Wild Stamping Sprinkles". Tori's blog is amzing! It seems everything she makes is so pretty and absolutely adorable! Be sure to check it out I am sure you will be AMAZED!

Thanks Tori for following my blog. I will send a card your way soon.

Something fun!

Steph over at "Where'd all my money go?" has reached a milestone on her blog and is celebrating with a little blog candy. You can check it out HERE and be sure to stay and visit her a while - she has some really cute and amazing things shared.

Congrats Steph! This "Way to Go!" is for you!