Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thankful Thursday #32

It's late, I know, but I wanted to get in a post for "Thankful Thursday". Today I am thankful for:

"Fun new things from Stampin' Up!"

Last week I got a box full of all the new sneak peak items I ordered and just today finally got to thoroughly go through the box. I told you I have been busy - everyday I passed it by and thought - I really need to get in there and play with all the new and exciting things, but I had this to do and then this came up - you get the idea. Well today I had just a few minutes to spare and I sat down with a new stamp set and made 3 cards in about 30 minutes! I love when that happens! There was no thinking involved, just me and my cute stamps hanging out like old times - IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! So today I am thankful for my box of goodies from Stampin' Up and I am thankful for the fun I had creating. For those of you who were able to get the sneak peak items - what is your favorite and what do you think of the new In Colors?

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, June 17, 2009

No Sister's Purse Post - but an oldie to share!

I have to apologize for not posting my weekly "Sister's Purse Color Challenge". I have decided that I am going to forgo this weekly post for a little while longer. It has not been as much fun since my sister quit doing them with me. So, for now I am suspending this post - just until I can really get back into crafting again.

I wanted to share a card I made forever ago and never got around to posting. This cute little bunny, from the Hunny Bunny set, card was made using a sketch by Amy Rysavy from her Friday Sketch #56 way back on April 3rd! I was quite please with how it turned out - so bright and cheery!

You can find my "Easter Bunny" card on SCS - HERE.

Stamps: CC Design's
Hunny Bunny
Paper: Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion,
Whisper White and DSP
Inks: Basic Black, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Passion, and Blush Blossom
Accessories: Rhinestones, So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals and adhesive

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Change it up Tuesday #35

I am going to slowly work my way back into this blogging thing. It's been a long time and I am not guaranteeing anything, but I am hoping that I can post on at least a semi-regular basis now. Things have been extremely busy around here and although they have slowed a bit, I am still obligated to a few more weeks of extra work for my "paying" job. After that, I will have all my time back that I usually dedicate to stamping. Thanks to all of you who have stuck around during the craziness and I hope to catch up on everything I missed too! So be looking for tons of comments from me real soon!

So, I thought I would let my first post back be my weekly "Change it up Tuesday" post. This one is the final one from my "Change it up Tuesday" posts dedicated to the stamp set by Stampin' Up - Pocket Silhouettes. I am not saying that there won't be more - but this is the last one for now. I have gotten a little tired of the set and there are so many others that are calling for attention. I LOVE the original of this card and I am extremely surprised how much I actually like the "Change it up Tuesday" card. Which do you prefer?

My old card "Silhouette Stems " details can be found on SCS HERE.

My "Change it up Tuesday" card - "Silhouette Stems - Take 2" details can be found on SCS HERE.

* * Congrats to Brandi over at "Yankee Belle Stamper" and for leaving a comment on that post. Please send an email to me ( with your address so I can send you the card from the LAST "Change it up Tuesday" Post - #34. Please be sure to leave a comment or participate for your chance to get this week card! * *

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 CIUT35 (Gallery HERE). For fun, I will pick from those commenting (with or without a card) on Monday (6/22) 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!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What an HONOR!

Today was just an ordinary, yet busy and crazy as usual, day until I checked my email. I had tons of messages from SplitCoastStamper's commenting on this card that I made forever ago. As I read the comments that were left, I found out that Roxi had picked MY card for the Sketch Challenge this week! I was so ecstatic that I nearly fell out of my chair. Thank you so much for the wonderful honor and I can't wait to dive into the gallery tonight to see everyone's wonderful creations. 

Here's where all the info is for this week's sketch:
Sketch Challenge information: Sketch Challenge #232
Sketch Challenge Gallery:  Sketch #232

On a side note, things are begining to slow a bit and I have had some time in my craft room. I will probably start posting again next week for sure. Right now, I am busily gathering stuff to put in a garage sale we are having on Saturday. Thanks again for picking my card to use as the sketch for this week and I hope you all have/had fun participating.