Monday, July 30, 2007

We had to say good-bye again...

Nicki was diagnosed with Diabetes in January. She was actually doing really well in that aspect...then last week we brought her in due to an increase in fluid in her abdomen. Cell samples were taken and the news was bad...Cancer.
Today, as i looked in her eyes, i knew it was time. Her abdomen was swelling again, and her eyes told me she was done.
Mike and I brought her to the vet, and her doctor was able to administer her shot, and say good-bye to her also.

This photo was taken in January.

Bumper Cards

This is such a cool idea from Geeta. See, I got tagged by Corie, so I need to send a handmade cards to 5 different people-could be neighbors, fellow bloggers, co-workers, anyone. Now, I tag 5 fellow bloggers and each of them will send out 5 cards and tag 5 people...and so on! Pretty cool, no?
1-Scrappin Barb
5-Markie's Mom

Sunday, July 29, 2007

True Friend Joy Fold Card

I love the designer paper from the Hostess Level 3 pack...(I know, it's not worth a level 3, but I loved it and wanted it!)I used Groovy Guava as the card base, added the designer paper, then added Soft Sky for the sentiment panel. I used the medalion from Baroque Motifs as an accent and added a bling brad. The sentiment
reads, "Friend...A true friend is someone who says nice things behind your back."

Colleen's Throwdown in Soft Sky

I'm still not too sure about this colour's so pale. Colleen's challenge was to pick a colour and go with it. I chose Soft Sky because I do not use it much. This card design was one my friend Sherida came up with only she did hers in Groovy Guava and white. I added the bling brads for added interest.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Batty For Halloween!

This is for Jen's challenge (Pieces of Me)...we were to make a matchbook style card.
I found this Halloween paper at Auntie Em's (my LSS) and used the bat stamp from the set Batty For You. Made the scallop edge with my corner rounder.

How do you store punches?

I need suggestions...ideas...How do you store your punches? I do not like them in a drawer or bag because I have to rifle through everything to find the one I want. I saw an idea where the punches were hanging off a dowel...I like that but i do not know how to build that. All ideas, suggestions welcomed...except storing them in a drawer! LOL!

Have a Big, Bold Birthday!

I love this Big Bold Birthday set. It is so fun to work with! Then again, I am a bold image kinda gal...not much of a colourer. (Someone who is a GREAT colourer is Maria Bell! WOW, her creations are stunning!)
I also used the designer paper Cutie Pie. The colours are Certainly Celery, So Saffron and Purely Pomegranite.

Monday, July 23, 2007


I am so anamored with the whole BoHo-West line Stampin' Up has designed. The Outlaw paper is YUMMY, very masculine and the stamp sets are awesome. Plus I finally have a use for the Sage Shadow card stock that I hated until now!
This card used the set Bronc Buster. I stamped the Genuine stamp with Chocolate Chip on Sage Shadow and cut around it and layered on the main image.I used the sponge dauber around the main image. I cut out the star, put a brad in it, and popped it up with a glue dot. Finally, the main image is popped up with dimensionals.
I used the Outlaw designer paper with Sage Shadow card stock.
The scallop was made with my corner rounder.

Party On!

I added the set Block Party to my order at the last minute. I am so glad I got it! It goes so well with Big Bold Birthday!
I stamped the Block Party and frosting in chocolate chip craft ink and embossed with clear EP. The frosting is popped up with dimensionals.
Stamps: Block Party, Big Bold Birthday
Ink and CS: Groovy Guava, Chocolate chip, Vanilla
Acc: Groovy Guava double-stitched ribbon (LOVE this ribbon! It feels so wonderful!)

NOTE to my swap group: This is NOT my swap card! LOL!

Thank You, Nancy Grant!

I recieved this pretty card from Nancy thanking me for the blog candy she won! How sweet! The stamps are from paper Trey. Great card, Nancy!
Nancy's blog is Inkcicles.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Who-hoo! I'm a Rockin' Girl!

Michelle at Stamper's Dream has nominated me as a Rockin' Girl! I'm so excited!
I must now nominate 5 other Rockin' Girls...hmmm...tough decision. All the blogs on my blog roll are AWESOME that's why they are on my blog roll!
Maria at Card Inspired. She is very talented and shares all of her cool sketches!
Colleen at Distinctive Touches. Her Thursday Throwdowns are a weekly addiction!
Corie at Creations by Corie. She is a loyal visitor, very creative and her blog is so fun!
Sherry of Walking on the Bad Side. VERY talented and funny!
Teresa at Aunt T's paper arts.

I also wanted to nominate other awesome blogs, but they'd already been nominated!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Lots of catching up to do!

I've been absent from Blogland for a week! I have so much catching up to! Blogs to read, challenges to try, cards to upload!
I still have 2 weeks of vacation left, but my renos are done! So I can RELAX and play with my new stamps!

Monday, July 16, 2007

I'm on Vacation, Baby!

Today is officially my first day of vacation. No kids for 3 weeks!
I am doing my renovations first so I have time to enjoy everything, so I'll be off for a couple of days!

Friday, July 13, 2007

New Blogger Featured Artist (7-13)

As most of you know, I began this New Blogger Featured Artist to share some new and amazing talent out there in blogland! This week's entry is no exception!
Lynda Benden is an artist. Truly. her work is stunnung! She's only been blogging a month, but her blog, Stamp Act, is FULL of beautiful cards! And check out her blog candy giveaway!
Lynda has been paper crafting for 4 years. She lives in Virginia and has been married for 11 years. She has 2 children, a dog, a horse and a myriad of birds!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tagged Again!

This time I was tagged by Malieta!

Seven more random facts:
-I love toys. (I've blogged about my Littlest Pet Shop and Webkinz addictions...uh, hobbies before). I had toys growing up, so it's not like I was deprived, I just really like to play!

-I used to be so whole life, right up until I turned 30. Then I started to gain weight...and now I'm 160 pounds (I'm 5' 5" tall). Is that fat? The thing is, most of the time when I look in the mirror, I don't see myself as fat. The odd time I'll say, "Whoa! I should only have ONE chin!"

-I love to read, but the problem is when I start a book, I need to read it til it's done. So I can read a novel in 5 hours. My faves are James Patterson, Jonathan Kellerman, Jeffrey Deaver, David Badallucca.

-I drink Pepsi everyday. maybe that has something to do with my fat?

-I LOVE Chineese food. But not actual Chineese food, the Americanized Chineese food that we get in Chineese retaurants. LOL! (yeah, probobly contributes to my fat).

-I hate to drive. I'll do it if I have to, but usually DH drives. he LOVES driving.

-I know the script of Monsters Inc by heart. The whole script. ALL parts.

I just tagged 7 people not long ago, so I won't do that! LOL!

Free Stuff!

Just kidding! I couldn't think of a title for this post so I thought I'd freak everybody out! LOL!
I made this for SC132 over at Splitcoast Stampers. VERY different for me. I have a hard time with triangles. But I can do ANYTHING with Baroque Motifs! It's a magic stamp set!
Paired Purely Pomegranite with Soft Sky and off-set with black. (Black makes anything look good).

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Lavendar Lace

No challenge, no sketch, just me. I do not remember the name of this stamp set and I'm too lazy to go downstairs to look. Dusted off my watercolour crayons to colour the image. Used Canvas on the background. Tore a piece of Buckaroo Blue and stamped Canvason it, as well. Added the Lavendar organdy ribbon to soften it up.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Jen's Sketch

I made this using Jen's sketch (Pieces of Me). This was a really fun sketch to follow! All supplies are from Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated.
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, All Year Cheer
Ink and Card Stock: Purely Pomegranite, Blue Bayou, Black
Accesories: 1/2" circle punch (guard removed) for scallops, CM cutting system, black brads

This is Jen's sketch:


I made this card for Greg's sketch challenge. I dusted off my rarely used Treat Yourself set.
You can't really see it, but the top of the cupcake is fully glittered.
I used a scallop square and ribbon that I got in a RAK from CaramelSue on Splitcoast Stampers. Thanks, Sue!

And this is Greg's sketch:

Joy Fold Card

I finally got around to doing Beate's challenge-a Joy Fold card. You can find Beate's tutorial here. I used the paper from Sentimental Journey pack (SU) that I bought and totally forgot about. It's actually really nice paper!
I will send this to my friend Sherida before she leaves for Convention!

Friday, July 6, 2007

New Blogger Featured Artist (07-06)

With a name like Wickedly Wonderful Creations, how can one NOT be tempted to have a peek? Well, you will not be dissapointed! Wendy has only been blogging since May and has posted some wickedly cute craetions! And you definitely want to check out her new stamping space! WOW...I'm so jealous! Wendy has shared her system for storing her stamps, and although it seems complicated to me, I'm sure most others will find it very helpful!
Wendy has been paper crafting for 10 years. "I started with
scrapbooking and added stamping about 5 years ago. I have been an SU
demo for almost two years. It's a good way for me to relax and unwind!"
Wendy lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, 3 children and a slew of pets.
Take a moment and visit Wickedly Wonderful Creations!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Friendship Blessings

This was made for Colleen's Thursday Throwdown. We were to use her sketch to create a card. I used paper and brads from CTMH and the sentiment is from the set God's Blessings by Stampin' Up.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Di's Sketch Challenge (07-04)

This is for Di Hickman's sketch challenge. All supplies are Stampin' Up.

New catalogue Wishlist!

Julia at Belle Papier posted her wishlist and wanted to see ours! Here's mine!
(keep in mind I already have Baroque Motifs)

Must have NOW!
-Batty for you and Batty wheel (p.27)
-Mistletoe wheel (p.40)
-Big Bold Birthday (p.13)
-Wanted (p.88)
-Bronc Buster and Bronco wheel (p.89)
-So Swirly wheel (p.117)
-Wild West alphabet (p.157)
-Outlaw paper (p.170)
-Borders and Blossoms chipboard (p.178)
-Jumbo Eyelets in Antique Brass (p.189)
-Stampin' Stack'n'Store (p.193)

Must have LATER!
-Block Party (p.38)
-All About Christmas wheel (p.39)
-Holiday Blitz (p.63)
-Bundle of Joy (p.81)
-Jumbo Outline alphabet (p.156)
-Cutie Pie paper (p.173)
-Round Up Simply Scrappin Kit (p.176)
-Scallop Punch (p.183)
-Star Punch (p.183)
-Crop-a-Dial (p.189)

As for Hostess sets, I'm not crazy about the level 1 this year. I love In The Spotlight, Garden Silhouettes and Word on Word (level 2) and Happy Me Scrappin' Bundle and All About Gratitude (level 3).

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

7 Random Facts

I was tagged from Well Said Cards AND also tagged by Kitty...
I need to reveal 7 random facts about myself. Then I need to tag 7 other people!
1-I bite my the nib!
2-I went to Night School and took grade 12 chemistry...and got a 93% final grade!
3-My husband is 14 years older than me. (well, chronologically...mentally, he's still 12).
4-I have Anxiety Disorder and take medication every day. I've also suffered from Depression in the past.
6-I am adopted.
7-I love to watch the Comedy Channel.

I changed some of my "taggees" as they had already been tagged! Laura,Sarah, Alex, Alisa,Kimmie , Melissa, Valerie,

Scallops Everywhere!

The colours are from SCS Colour Challenge 121. While making this card, I decided to do Beate's Weekend Sketch at the same time! I just learned how to use the circle punch to make scallops (yeah, I know...I've been under a rock) so I used it to make the scallop circles! LOVE them! Used the slit punch for the panel, though.

First Challenge of the Month!

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! I went to my friend Sherida's and scrapped the day away on Saturday, went to a Bar-B-Q on Sunday and went back to Sherida's on Monday for more scrapping!
Got back into my blog routine this morning and got caught up with everyone's posts. Decided to try Jen's sketch challenge over at Pieces of Me.

Stamp set: Baroque Motifs
Colours: Groovy Guava and Chocolate Chip