Friday, April 25, 2008

SU Stamps for sale or Trade

Please check out the retired SU sets that I have for sale or trade on the upper right corner of my homepage . Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 21, 2008

so sweet, Thanks Rachel and Ahilim!

Arte Y Pico

Ahilim gave me this award a couple of weeks ago and I forgot about it, thanks buddy and Rachael was nice enough to pick me for this award also so I'm passing it on!

1 pad of ink
1 rubber stamp (clear stamp may be used as substitute)
1 piece of paper

Place piece of paper on solid surface. Take rubber stamp and dab it on the ink pad - making sure it is coated well. Press the stamp - ink side down - on piece of paper - but don't let go of the stamp. Lift the stamp straight up off the paper and set aside. When ink has completely dried, decorate as desired. Take picture of finished product and post it on your favorite website. This recipe serves 1,000's!

This award is given to bloggers who share their art and creativity making their contribution to the blogging world. Here are the rules:

1. Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language. 2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone. 3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself. 4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

OK now I have to choose 5 people, there are many blogs I absolutely love, But I believe they've already received this award so time to do a little research!!

Jennie - Jen and Sheld's life
Kristine - Welcome to Café Ink
paper possibilities
Jean - It's in the Cards
Judy - Designs byNanny

Please be sure to stop by these blogs, you won't be disappointed!

Happy Stamping, Hugs, Deb

Blog Candy Winner

I don't know what would be better this basket of real candy or scrappin' and stampin' candy. I guess I'm in one of those moods today and needing some chocolate!
This was so much fun!! As always, I visited the blogs of everyone who entered, if there was one! I really enjoyed looking at all of your creations and saw cute, pretty, gorgeous.... I found some amazing places to purchase embellishments and actually talked my husband into buying me some for my birthday, Yay!!
Please stop by again, I love to read your comments it really makes my day. I have saved all of your blogs and will be back again some day! and of course if you come back I will too! If I missed yours, please let me know!
Well anyway the news you have been waiting for. Random Integer info:
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2008-04-21 17:11:04 UTC
and the winner is: Terriiam. Terriiam said: Happy Birthday!
Thanks for a chance to win. I buy embellishments all over the place. Target has had a lot of $1 deals lately. Cute card too!
Congratulations Terriiam! and thanks to everyone who participated!!
Terriiam, please post a comment here with your snail mail address!
Terriiam, your comment was anonymous, so I have no way of getting in touch with you. Please contact me by Saturday morning or I will draw another number on Saturday after 12 pm EST!

There will be more and better blog candy at 5,000 hits!! Don't forget you can subscribe in the upper right corner of my blog, so you will know when I have posted something. I love to subscribe to blogs, it makes it so much easier!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh!!! Blog candy below, keep scrolling!

I won, I won I won!!!! Everyone knows that Gina K is the most generous and fabulous person and she is always giving something away. Well I won the not yet released "King of the grill" set. I could not be more grateful or excited!! Thanks so much Gina!!! Visit Gina K.'s blog for more chances to win, see some awesome tutorials and be inspired by her!

I don't usually share too much personal information, but what makes this really so great is that I am out of work on disability. I thought I would be back before I had to take a pay cut, but the doctor just told me I will be out until at least summer, so I spent all day going through my retired stamp sets and checking eBay to see how much they are going for and I was really kinda bummed, but I guess I can live without them! Especially now that I have this awesome new set to play with.

Must be an early birthday present!! I really can't even tell you how much she made my day! Gina K. rocks.

I joined her Copic marker club at the end of last year and will never regret it, The markers are awesome, a great price and they come right to your door once a month. It's too exciting because you're not sure what colors you will get, I just love the anticipation. I think she has another one starting soon, if you're thinking about it I would definitely recommend it!! There is no one better to do business with!!!

Thanks again Gina!!!!!!!! Big hugs to you!!!

I will be listing the retired stamp sets on my blog in the next few days. I have tons of them!! So stop back and don't forget to scroll and scroll for blog candy from myself and others!!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Other Bloggers Candy! Scroll Down for mine!!

and here: An Inkling of Love

and here: The voices in my head

Don't forget to scroll down for more blog candy!

Bela's Boggled Word Contest and more Blog Candy below!

Wanna PLAY A GAME.....

Bela is almost at the 7000 Blog hit mark so she has a game going before she get's there.

You can play here:

Here is all you have to do...

1. Record the letter that she gives out everyday.
2. The last letter will be titled, "Last Letter Post."
3. If no one has guessed, then I will give one clue the next day.
4. All correct answers will be put into a random draw....

Good Luck to ALL!!! ~~~~~BELA

Monday, April 14, 2008

Friends like you are hard to find, and blog candy Scroll down!!!

I made this card for the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast (FS62). It was a cold dreary day here yesterday and started out with snow, so it was very difficult to get a good picture! The sentiment reads: Friends like you are hard to find, which was computer generated and I think it's perfect for this adorable image!! It is much cuter IRL! Don't you just love these Gruffies. I only made this one, but would love to send this to several friends I made on SCS, so you may be seeing more! Thanks for looking and scroll down for blog candy!
Stamps: Gruffies, Finding Friendship
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, and Purple?, Animal print DP
Ink: Copics and Prismacolor Pencils
Accessories: Ribbon, Computer Generated Sentiment, Crystal Effects on magnifying glass!

and now onto the blog candy! I promised this at 2,000 hits and I am up over 3,000 hits, so I figured I better get on the ball. I have been having some health issues that cause me not to be able to do any one thing for two long. So I haven't been able t make as many cards or leave as many comments. If I am n the computer too long, stamp too long, or stay in any one position I suffer the pain later. Well any way here it is: Friends and Flowers simply scrappin' kit perfect for anyone who scrapbooks or makes cards, Papertrey Inc.'s Year Round Puns and two boxes of ribbon, pink and blue with three rolls in each!

To be eligible to win, please leave a comment on this post and tell me where you buy your favorite embellishments! Please let others know about this blog candy as well and Thanks for stopping by!!
All entries must be made by noon Monday, April 21st! My birthday and a present for you!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Cameron's card for his Aunt Linda

Cameron made this card for his Great Aunt Linda today. She is in a nursing home and recently sent him a letter telling him how much misses him. They are crazy about each other and he asks about her all the time. We haven't been able to visit in a while since I have been sick, but hopefully we will be able to get there soon. He also made her a skate board dude, but he wouldn't scan. Dude is his favorite word this year, last year everything was Sweeeeet!
Cameron said to tell Aunt Patti that he challenges her to make a card like this one. If you don't have this image, then you can use any other cowboy, but the colors have to be the same.

Friday, April 11, 2008

You Cheer me up Award!!

I received this award from Donna at Serenity in Stamping. If you have never been to her blog you are missing out for sure, she is a very talented stamper and her projects are awesome. So, it's not hard to make her day when you love her work! Thanks Donna, I was so surprised and excited to receive this!

I wanna recognize the following ladies who always leave me comments. I don't get too many.

Dawn's Special Creations
Bonnie's Blog
The Queen's Scene
It's in the Cards
The voices in my head...Lim's blog
Rainy Day Creations

There are many others who stop by my blog and I appreciate it, please leave a comment so I can check out your blog and much thanks to others that have left comments. I wish I could nominate all of you because the comments sure do make my day.

TSBC#7 and card for Leanna

This card is for the Twisted Sister weekly challenge, due each Friday.
The Rules:
- Must be girly - check
- Must have paisley - check (Though you can't see it in this bad photo, no sun today. The sparkly white DP is embossed with the paisley cuttlebug folder.)
- Must have ribbon - check
- Colors Green Galore and Pink Passion - check

I am sending this to Leanna a 9 year old girl w/ leukemia. If you are interested you can find the RAQ Request here:

Stamps: Darcie's Unmounted Rubber Stamos
Paper: Pink Passion, Green Galore and DCWV
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol
Accessories: Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the bees wings, Paisley Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Thanks for looking and hope you like it!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

RAK Request for a 9 year old girl w/ Leukemia

Nothing saddens me more than a sick child, if you feel the same way please click on this link and send a card to Leanna!

If you are unable to access the link, please contact me and I will be more than happy to send you the information.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Beary Big Yawn

I needed a card for a baby shower tomorrow and I haven't felt much like stamping, so this is what I came up with. I love these Gruffies!! Not sure I like the way the ribbons are, but I already made the wholes so they stay!! I put this on the top of the gift bag in a clear envelope and when she opened it she ooohed and ahhhed, she thought it was a picture for the babies room. She went through the rest of the gifts in the bag and said who is this from there's no card! LOL! I wouldn't be surprised to see it hanging in the babies room. Thanks for looking and hope you like it!!
Stamps: Beary Big Yawn, Cuddles and Tickles
Paper: whisper white, Pink Passion
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils and gamsol
Accessories: May Arts Ribbon, Nesties, Swiss Dots and K Marcella Rhinestones


Here are the rules for TSBC #6

The main colors are brown and red, your choice of shades, must use a truck on it, (preferably loads of love if you have it) and use at least one piece of hardware, it can be a brad or anything. Ribbon is optional.

The little dalmatian up in the corner is a brad!

This card kicked my butt and I swear everything but the road and the truck was done before I saw Shirt's card. Unfortunately hers is a lot cuter!! I am not a scene maker that's for sure!!

Most of the coloring was done with sponges and the lines on the road are ribbon! I guess the intention was apple trees where the apples have fallen all over the ground and Cam says the dog in the corner is taking a leak on the tree. He can say whatever he wants since he saved the day and gave it to me. TFL!

Stamps: Loads of love, Loads of Love accessories, Lovely as a Tree Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper white

You can see Shirley's card here!
You can see Pat's card here!
and you can see Helen's (the newest twisted sistahs) card here!
our friend Anne opted out of this challenge and Pat and I are the Slacker Sisters because we didn't post on time!!!