Saturday, March 29, 2008
This is a picture of part of our backyard! I am uploading this mainly for my friend Pat who lives in CA and sent me beautiful pictures of her lush green backyard. There were pictures of her cat lying in the sun and pictures of her and her family enjoying the outdoors on Easter. I'm thinking maybe I should move to Clovis to be warm and so I can stamp with my buddy!
Behind those trees is a creek, you can sorta see it. With all the snow melting etc. it has been rushing. i can't wait for Spring so we can open the windows and listen to it. It sounds beautiful and is very calming!!
You can see the request here:
The mothers name is Dana and Emily is her brave little daughter, the littlest is Samantha. This is the link to her blog My Treasured creations
As soon as I heard about Emily, I asked for her address. I sent a box with a card for each of the girls, some coloring books, crayons, Princess pencils and glitter and some TY beanie babies. I hope the box will brighten their day and they will share well.
It would be fabulous if everyone who reads this sent her a card to celebrate her courage to fight against this difficult disease and wish her well!! You can get the address from the SCS link above or e-mail me and I will be happy to provide it to you!
If any of you wish to learn more about Emily’s journey, please do not hesitate in visiting the following web page… www.caringbridge.org/visit/emy
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Check out Ahilim's blog, you won't be disappointed!!
1) Man card, use any sketch, any theme (BD, Anniversary, etc.)
2) Bravo Burgundy and Night of Navy (you may use other colors as you like, but these are the primary colors for the man card.
3) Must use stripes (can by DP, wall paper, whatever)
4) Must use brads
Deadline is Friday, March 28, 2008 at 9:00 p.m. PST
I hate these brads, but I couldn't find anything else around here that would work! So I scuffed them up and ran them over the ink pads.
I love the background on this, I wish my picture was smaller so so much of it wasn't covered up! When I ran this DP through with the Cuttlebug embossing folder it pushed some of the white through and then I sanded it so more would show.
|Stamps: Bronc Buster, Circle of Friendship|
|Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy, Basic Grey Coffee w/ Dessert|
|Ink: Bravo Burgundy|
|Accessories: Paisley Cuttle Bug, Sanding Block, Brads, Punches|
I think I don't like it because it doesn't have ribbon, so I may add something else at the bottom!
Monday, March 24, 2008
I asked the Lord to tell me
Why my house is such a mess.
He asked if I'd been 'computering',
And I had to answer 'yes.'
He told me to get off my fanny
And tidy up the house.
And so I started cleaning up...
The smudges off my mouse.
I wiped and shined the topside.
That really did the trick...
I was just admiring my work..
But click, I did, and oops I found
A real absorbing site.
That I got SO way into.
I was into it all night.<
Nothing's changed except my mouse
It's very, very shiny.
I guess my house will stay a mess...
While I sit here on my hiney.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
While I was doing some Easter shopping yesterday and my DH was trying to keep him busy, he picked this out all by himself, of course Dad had to pay. LOL! The bracelet is silver with 8 colored stones and very beautiful, but I would have been happy with the box and the card attached that reads:
For my Mother
One bead to remind you how much you are loved,
Another to remember the good Lord above.
A bead to remind you to take care of yourself,
and another to remind you to cherish your health.
A bead to remember, to laugh, dance, and sing,
and the last to remind you of the jot that you bring.
I think he will make someone a wonderful husband one day, I'm just glad it's so far away!!
I received this bright gorgeous card from my friend misshelenstamps!! As usual my photo doesn't do it justice, the colors are fabulous and I love, love, love it!! Thanks so much for brightening my day buddy! I really needed it!! The inside says, A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same! This was for a challenge that Helen and I had, she had to go a little bolder and brighter and my card is posted below. I had to use SU stamps and no coloring!
This card is from Anne Ryan, as you know she is very sweet and whether she likes to admit it or not, a very talented stamper!! Her cards are so unique and original!! How special I feel to have received this Anne Ryan original!! I hope you can see how shimmery the cardstock is and all of the little doodles. This card is beautiful and fabulous and don't you love that belt!! However Anne is a smart aleck and the inside reads, I know you are a size four! NOT!!!
This card and images are from wannabcre8tive! Thanks Shirt, it's so adorable! I had to pry it out of my mom's fingers!! Since she has this bunny at home, she left to make her own. LOL! The inside reads, Wishing you a basket full of springtime smiles!! I love the DP, doodles (which I cannot do) and the oh so cute ribbon!!
This little cutie is from coffeestamper! What an unexpected surprise!! Thank you so much for sending Easter blessings to my family. The inside sentiment says, sending you hugs from the Easter Bunny!! Cameron loves this card and has decided he was the intended recipient!! The stamp is adorable, love the DP and polka dotted ribbon!!
This is from Pat Smethers, she spoils me rotten!! What a precious card!! The inside reads: He has risen. Praying that you and your family experience the power of Christ each day. Thanks so much for your blessings and this sweet card! Love the colors/coloring, the dew drops look so cute on here and the CB bg is perfect! and Bless your sweet little heart for sharing your treasures with me!! This ribbon is awesome, love the pearls and you know I wanted one of these acetate boxes bad!! I didn't realize how tiny they are!! Love it!!
They are decorated with paper from the Friends and Flowers Simply Scrappin' kit and a stamp from Great Impressions!
Thanks for looking! What do you think?
Colors: Must use at least two of them. Other colors can be used to color with, but not paper, except white or off white!! Chocolate Chip (big surprise!), Green Galore and Purely Pomegranate.
Sketch: I have no idea how to draw one, well maybe I could, but too lazy for that, so I'll say to use a cuttlebugged panel, a DP or stamped panel and then your main image.
Entries should be completed by Good Friday. All cards made during this challenge should be sent to someone that has an RAK request on SCS!!
I'm still trying to decide if I want to add a sentiment on the front, what do you think? It's for this RAK:http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...57#post9232657
|Stamps: Changito Dos|
|Paper: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, and Green Galore, DSP|
|Ink: Prismacolor Pencils|
|Accessories: Ribbon, punch, CB|
Monday, March 17, 2008
This card has what I think is a funny story:
It's hard to believe that I was casing this gorgeous card by Becky: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...p;ppuser=39860
Try as I might, I just couldn't do anything right and was getting really frustrated. Finally I just posted it so I could stop thinking about. When I uploaded it I though it looks kinda good from far away, so asked people to back up and look again, LOL!!
I was really surprised by the comments that I received, but I think they were just trying to make me feel better! You can check them out here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/851050?cat=500&ppuser=122612
Well the funny thing is I thought it was so ugly and now I have to make another one of them to send to people that wanted to rescue it from the trash bin!!
So tell me honestly, what do you think? I'm a big girl, I can take it!! LOL!!
Thanks for looking!!
|Stamps: Natural Beauty|
|Paper: K&CO Chocolate Chip and Barely Banana|
|Ink: Prismacolor Pencils & Mineral Spirits|
| Accessories: Ribbon from Julie (Thanks Julie, I promise to take it off before this card hits the circular file!!) Brads and SU tag punch!|
Well I'm sitting here thinking how boring I am and what I can tell you, so...
#1. I'm boring!
#2. At work, I am very organized and timely! Everything needs to be completed and done so quickly. Since my son and stamping came in to my life, my home life is very disorganized and I am a procrastinator. I can sit for hours and accomplish nothing and I forget everything!
#3. I sometimes eat cookies, cake, anything junk food for breakfast and I am not ashamed! I love chocolate!! Funny thing is it just started within the last couple of years, I must be unbalanced!!
#4. I buy stuff compulsively and that really needs to stop. Most of it, I later wonder why I even picked it up. If I order it online, I can't wait for it to get here, but may not touch it for months.
#5. I hate clutter, you would not believe the sparseness of the other rooms in my house. I throw everything away!! Sometimes I'll want it later, but too late it's gone. But not in my stamp room, there is everything in here, cans, jars, bottles, books (I never read and probably never will!), envelopes from cards I have received................................................................................................
#6. I love to play games, any kind of games, but mostly cards. My mom says I used to sit on the stairs shuffling the cards and waiting for someone to get up. She says I was 3, but I think she exaggerates!! Surprised I didn't turn in to a gambler!!!
#7. I can't believe you might still be reading this, but in case you are I better finish. My aunt just says, I never shut up when I was a kid, talk, talk, talk and I think this is still true. Unfortunately my son takes after me and it sometimes drives me up a wall. Sorry Aunt Pudge!!! My poor husband!!
Now I must tag some others: Linsey, Tiffany, Ahilim, Susan, and Jean!
Hope I didn't boar you to death and you can check out their blogs!!
Friday, March 14, 2008
I made this card for "K" (see previous post) and the Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS. The challenge was to make a card tool free. I thought tool free that's not so tough, I hardly ever use tools! Yeah right, wow couldn't believe how many things I wanted to use and couldn't!! This paper is really pretty, but you can't really see it in the photo. I need way more practice with copics, but even though I don't have a clue about shading they are still fabulous!! Isn't she just the cutest!!
|Stamps: Eloise by StampingBella|
|Paper: K&CO and Green Galore|
|Accessories: Ribbon, Baubles and Gina K bling and dazzle plastic tags|
Thursday, March 13, 2008
This little surprise package is from Julie Lacey! She sent me multiple copies of the wonderful new bella's and that bag is full of gorgeous May Arts ribbon!! What a nice thing for her to do!! If you stop by Julie Thanks so much, you rock!!!!
Last but certainly not least Shirley (wannabcre8tive) sent this package to my son Cameron. Well the bucket was all nicely wrapped and had ribbon on it and there was a cute lil bendable bunny, but I couldn't keep him off it before I took a picture because he was so excited and the bunny has been going to school and wherever else he goes!!. She also made him this fabulous card with a lady bobbing for apples because of Cameron's comment to her regarding the one she made with her teeth floating in the bowl!! (Hey laaaady, lay off the vodka already!!) Thanks Shirt, you really touched our hearts, what an extremely kind gesture!
This picture below is perfect for me because I have met some amazing people and wonderful friends through blogging and SCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to all of you that stop by here and especially those that leave comments, you really make my day!!!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
|Stamps: All Holidays|
|Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla, and SU DSP|
|Ink: Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate Chip Markers|
| Accessories: Tempting Turquoise Ribbon and Rhinestone Brads, Punches|
I love this set, but not loving this card!! Trouble was I really wanted to use this red polka dotted ribbon!! Then I spilled the glitter on the liquid pearl icing and well that was it, it wouldn't come off!!
Twisted Sistahs Friday Challenge, Part III: Challenge with my nutty friends!! We were to follow all the rules:
1. Pink and brown birthday or get well card.
2. No Rocky Road Ice Cream on it!!
3. You cannot go to sleep until you are done.
4. It will require an excuse from a Dr. should that happen, No, one from Dr. Feelgood is not acceptable, at least the Dr. Feelgood stamp anyway. Deb and Shirt can use our real Dr. Feelgood's excuse not to complete the challenge.
5. You must put brads and ribbon on it.
6. This must be your own creation, not copied!!!
7. Must be completed by 11:00 IL time. May upload earlier if you like.
****Flirt, do not write these rules in crayons or your own terms, print the rules off the computer so you do not mis-spell or copy them down wrong!!!!
|Stamps: Hero Arts|
|Paper: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, DSP|
|Ink: Copics and Archival Brillance Graphite (love this stuff, doesn't smear and smudge into your copics!! YAY!!!, thanks Gina K!!)|
|Accessories: brown gingham ribbon, nestabilities, scallop scissors, brads|
Thursday, March 6, 2008
|Stamps: Pun Fun|
|Paper: Blac, white, and Brilliant Blue|
|Ink: Prismacolor Pencils|
|Accessories: Swiss Dots CB. Nestabilities, Ribbon from Michael's|
|Techniques: used the Gina K version of Gamsol, it's fabulous and you get a big huge container!!|
|Paper: Positively Pink??, Green Galore, White|
|Accessories: Ribbon and Swiss Dots CB|
|Stamps: Pun Fun|
|Paper: DSP Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Black|
|Ink: Prismacolor Pencils|
|Accessories: Organdy Ribbon, Paisley CB and square brads!|
Monday, March 3, 2008
Kelly's daughter Stephanie's best friend "K" is in need of some RAK's........Please."K" is 12 years old and had been Stephanie's friend since kindergarten. "K"had surgery to remove her large intestine and colon yesterday. She will now have a bag attached to her small intestine that comes through a port in her stomach, to remove waste from her body.She will be out of school for the rest of the year recovering, she will remain in hospital for about 10 days if all goes well and no infection arises. Her family had to travel a long distance to have this surgery done as we don't have a children's hospital in area.
Kelly thought it would be nice to shower her with well wishes when she gets home. She would love to have your help to do this, if you would like to send her a card you can email Kelly at email@example.com and she will give you the info. Please keep "K" and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
The challenge was to use SC145 (my image was a little big),Funny Encouragement, black/purple and grey, Images- people and Deadline- Midnight Calif time!
Well I think I met all the rules!! What do you think?? It's late and dark, so I had to scan it. I fear I may actually have use for this card one day!!
|Stamps: Image from Pat Smethers|
|Paper: Random Purple, Black and Brushed Silver|
|Ink: Copic Markers|
| Accessories: Ribbon, Paisley Cuttlebug Embossing Folder|