Saturday, May 31, 2008

Cam & Mocha, a boy and his cat!

Ever have one of those days, I mean the really crappy kind only to open your mailbox and find something so delightful!! This is an RAK from jennie_hi, thanks so much for making me smile today and for making Cameron so utterly happy. He grinned from ear to ear and said hey that's me and Mocha, where'd she get that!! I'm sure this will be one of his prized possessions for years to come. Jennie and Cam are stamp buddies, they send each other cards and images etc. She even sent him a post card from Disney, how sweet!!

Mom's I'm so proud card!

My mom made this cute little card for one of my nephews, she is making a different one for each of them at the end of the school year to congratulate them. I love this stamp it's too cute, especially with the beady little eyes!! This card measures 4x3!

I love it, don't you??
Stamps: Stampendous Calendar Chicks available at: Lil Deb's Stamp and Scrap Station also part of the BLOG CANDY being offered here!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

My mom's cards!!

I bought my Mom this apple tree from Cornish Heritage Farms, she loves this kind of stuff and she couldn't wait to use it!! She makes such wonderful scenes, the coloring and stippling is awesome!! The upper right will be where the sentiment is when she decides what she wants to use it for!!

This is one of the stamps that I bought my mom for Mother's Day. Isn't this a wonderful card?? The coloring and stippling looks fabulous and I love those little birds!! You can find it here under Great Impressions!
Aren't they fabulous!!! Thanks for looking!!

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Rak's , Yay more happy mail!!

Jenny and I traded some stamps and she sent me this adorable card with the stamps. I adore this little monkey and the colors are so pretty!! I made this card for Jennie, since she is expecting!! YAY!! Congrats Jennie!!

You should check out her blog, she is as sweet as they come and very creative:

Pat Smethers made this adorable card, isn't it just the sweetest. I'm sure she sent images too, but I must have put them away. Oh to have a memory!! Thanks so much Pat. Love and Hugs to you!!
I was wild about the tree card that Helen made and she made me some of my own to make cards with, sent me this beautiful card, a tinkerbelle key chain, which is adorable (you can't see it all here and I am ever so grateful since I still had the one we got from the dealer when I purchased my Jeep Compass about 2 mos. ago)!! She also sent me images of this lady from stampabilities, which is too cute!! You can see the fabulous card she made with it here:;ppuser=111222

Oh and just look at this cute little matchbook with flowers in it by Heidi Swapp, adorable. I don't think I'm ever going to use them!! LOL!

Thanks so much buddy!! I was totally surprised and I am always overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

For My Little Chunky Monkey!!

This started out as an RAK for a child who has a tumor on his brain stem with brain lesions. I thought it was a young kid, but turns out he's is 13, so back to the drawing board!!

You would not believe what a time I had with this card! This was my first time making clouds, looks like a storms a brewing, then I cut part of the leaves off the tree because I was thinking they wouldn't fit, when I should have just let them hang over, oh well maybe next time.

These are my first High Hopes stamps, but I had to go back and order some more definitely need the greenery and the snake and so on. I love when you can buy the stamps unmounted it's so much cheaper!1

Anyway have a heart and leave me a comment if you like it in the least because I worked on it most of the day. Should have thrown it in the trash hours ago!! LOL!

My friend Ahlim makes some of the most amazing cards I have ever seen. I was inspired by her to stickle the tree, wish I had more colors, I woulda gone nuts, maybe its a good thing!! You can visit her blog here:

In the long run I figured I'd give it to my son, who I call monkey all the time. He may not be to happy with the "chunky" part, but he sure is getting chubby!

Thanks for looking and I hope you like it!! It's much more colorful in person, I need photography lessons!
Stamps: High Hopes
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Barely banana
Ink: Brocade Blue for the stormy clouds, LOL!, Glorious Green Sponged under the grass, Chocolate Chip Marker and prismacolor pencils!
Accessories: Piercer
Techniques: Masking

Sunday, May 25, 2008

TSBC# 13

The Rules:

Make not one, but two coordinating 8x8 scrapbook pages or wall art! (Must include at least one photo on each page!)
Theme: Some One or Something that you love!
Must use Stamps, no Stickers (rub-ons, sandylion, jo-lee's, stick on flowers, letters etc. are acceptable!)
No Ribbon is allowed!
Must include a Title
Journaling optional!
Colors optional
Layout optional
Must use at least three tools (cuttlebug, punches,beads, brads, etc)

Deadline Sunday @ 8:15 PM EST, which gives you one whole week!!

I missed the deadline, but I have an excuse, the batteries in my Camera were dead! I still don't like these pictures, but since I issued the challenge I better upload ASAP! I'll try again tomorrow, I'm not sure why the pictures won't line up.

It's been a long time since I have scrapped. My photo box has pictures starting in 2004 and I usually do them in order. I have done a few since then for parties and what not, but not much. These photos are from 10/30/05. Thanks for looking!!

I am thinking I am going to get the dinger, but we'll see!

Stamps: Genuine Articles
Paper: More Mustard, Glorious Green, Brilliant Blue and Misc DSP
Ink: Black
Accessories: punches circle and corner, sentiment(title) and dew drops

Friday, May 23, 2008

Welcome Little One

My step niece had a little baby girl this morning. I still can't seem to remember the full name or how to spell it, so it's Allie to me. It's actually Allisana or something like that. It really stinks when you have no memory. She was 7 and 3/4 pounds and 21 1/4 inches long and is the cutest little thing. I just adore babies, but no I won't be having any more. I made her this quick little card and went to visit them tonight, they are both very sweet and I wish them the best!!

Stamps: Happy Hoppers, Sleepy Head
Paper: Pink Passion, Basic Grey Sultry, Garden Green
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol
Accessories: Ribbon, 3 prong piercer

Awesome Blog Candy Giveaway!!

Want to win some AWESOME BLOG CANDY? Head on over to Lil' Deb's Happy Place!!!

Here are the details that are posted on her blog:

I am trying to reach the 2000 visitors mark on my blog. So I figured I would offer some blog candy to help get me over the top. The Rules - Basically all you have to do is put a note on your blog mentioning my blog candy giveaway. Put a link from your blog to mine and leave me a message on here that links to your blog! If you don't have a blog leave your comment and send an e-mail yo your Stamping Friends letting them know about the blog candy. Be sure to cc me at One entry per person please.

All names from comments section that have followed the guidelines will be entered in a random drawing on Saturday 06/14/2008. Check back on 06/15/2008 to claim your prize.

The winner will receive all the items pictured above. (Gel-a-tins Coffee Break clear stamp set, Gel-a-tins Gelly Powder Cuppa Joe Black Scented embossing powder (smells just like a cup of coffee), 4 jars of Stampendous Fun Flock Envious Green, Mint & Chip Green, Hazy Gray, Sour Apple Green, Stampendous Student Chick, BBQ Chick, Graduate Chick, Hatched Chick, Heidi Grace Designs common brown ribbon, 12 common brown flowers & 12 matching brads, Heidi Grace common red ribbon, 12 common red flowers & 12 matching brads, JoAnn Essentials 36 gold ribbon alpha charms and 8 metal heart charms, Cloud 9 Designs alpha & number Rain Dots in the colors Fern, Clear and Peony, 6' of each of the following Stampin Up
Grosgrain Stitched ribbons True Thyme, Vintage Violet and Cranberry Crisp and Me & My Big Ideas rub ons. ) or a $40.00 shopping spree at my store Lil Debs Stamp N Scrap Station. Shopping spree excludes all Stampin Up items. I will pay all shipping charges on delivery of your items worldwide. Be sure to tell all your blogging friends about this wonderful opportunity. Good luck!

Too bad I'm family and probably not eligible!!! Make sure and tell them I sent ya!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Cameron's Reply to Pat Smethers Challenge (aka: Aunt Patti)

Cameron, my 7 yo son made this for Pat Smethers aka: Aunt Patti because she challenged him and he adores her + he wants to live on CA time so he can go to bed 3 hours later (LOL!). You'd make his day if you left a comment.

You can see Pat's card and challenge here:;ppuser=76845

Stamps: Curious George, Small Sayings
Paper: Misc. Pink and DCWV
Ink: Curious George Gel pens and Colored Pencils
Accessories: ribbon
Techniques: love

Introducing Mocha

My son loves cats! Unfortunately I'm allergic, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices for your children, right? We got him a kitten last year and she turned out to be a 7 toed terror. Not only did she claw up all the furniture, but my son too. She was pure evil. He loved her anyway, but we couldn't take the risk after she scratched his eye. He has talked about her every day, how much he missed her even though she was wicked and he agreed that we needed to get rid of her. Since I have not been well and don't have the energy to keep up with being a 7 yo's playmate, we thought it would be a good idea to surprise him with a new kitty. This isn't the best picture, my husband snuck out with the Camera because they were napping on the sofa and she likes to curl up right next to his neck. He woke them, so we missed the picture, but you get the idea!! We have had her for a week and they are inseparable, already in love! Neither one of them likes to be alone so they are perfect for each other!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

More Blog candy avaiable at HEIDI`S PAPIR VERDEN

Wow there is a lot of blog candy out there lately I just found more at HEIDI`S PAPIR VERDEN,
Be sure to stop by and check out her fabulous blog and sign up until 5/31/08.

Then scroll down for more chances to win big!!!

RAK from Aunt Patti causes Happy Face! + Scroll Down for Blog Candy

Pat Smethers aka Aunt Patti sent all this loot and this adorable card to my son Cameron. Boy did his face light up when he open up that box, but the first thing he did was open the card, run over and say awwww look how cute!!! Then I convinced him to let me take a picture of the goodies before he tore into them. She sent Curious George pencils, stickers, stamps, gel pens, and a Spider Man pen that you can write with and it lights up (which tickled him pink) or blow bubbles with it. He hates to have his picture taken and even stuck his head in for Aunt Patti without being asked. Pat challenged him to make her a card with the materials and it had to have pink on it. He sat right down asked for a pink piece of paper and got started!! He stamps as fast as you Pat!! He hasn't finished it yet, but we should be sending that out with the last card he made you for a challenge with Reilly (which I forgot to mail) and your RR stamp I promised you!!

Thanks so much from the both of us!! You rock!! That card is just the cutest and I love the DP!!!

Thanks for Looking!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

You Rock my Socks Award!!

I received the You Rock my Socks award today from Lim at The Voices in my Head, have you checked her gallery out yet? No, what are you waiting for?? Thanks again Lim, you rock my socks off!! LOL!!!!I am to pass this award on to three other Rockin' bloggers:

I'm going to try to choose three different people this time, so if you don't get it from me it doesn't mean I don't think you rock!!

So I choose:
Wendy at WeeBeeStampin whose blog I just found today through another rockin' Blogger Dawn!
Rachel at Get Carded
Lee at My Reality....It's all Good!

Please be sure to stop by and check out their wonderful blogs and don't forget to scroll down there is some awesome blog candy being given away!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

CTMH Scrapbook Pages

I thought I would post a couple of pages (these are 8x8) I made using the CTMH sets. This ones used the Fall set I believe for the title, which just sold. The leaves are punched. Frightening Fun and Autumn Scarecrow were also used and are still available and Journaling Jots was used for the journaling!
What do you think of these pages? I have a lot more ans was thinking of posting some that were done with stamps!! The colors are a little off from the scanner! TFL!!!

Cameron was 4 in these pics! He used to smile on cue even if it was cheesy!

Kreativ Blogger

I received this wonderful award from my bestest blogging buddy and wonderful friend Ahilim.
Please take the time to visit her blog and leave her sweet comments, it won't be hard believe me! She is amazing!! I haven't really been that creative lately, but she loves me so she gave me this award anyway. Thanks for your kindness buddy!

Now I will pass this on to 4 bloggers who amaze me with their creativity:
Donna -Serenity in Stamping
Lynn - The Queen's Scene
Susan - Rainy Day Creations
Dawn - Dawn's Special Creations

Please be sure to stop by and check out the creativity of these amazing women. You will not be sorry! Enjoy the tour!


I haven't been stamping much or sleeping well, but each week I have to do the challenge with my twisted sistahs no matter what. I have along list of things that I need to get done, so I am going to try to overcome the pain and get them done this weekend! It will be a total miracle, since I have no mojo nor any ambition!

This week's rules were created by misshelenstamps:

A standard sized card
Must use Ribbon
Must use some kind if punch
All must be black & white

I really thought this would be harder for me using just black and white, but once I was able to stamp the Flourishes Damask stamp, it went pretty easily from there. I'm actually pretty happy with the way it turned out! But I'm sure I'll get buzzed!

This looks so much better IRL, don't you hate that. I need to go take photography lessons. Thanks for looking and I'd love to know what you think!

Stamps: Flourishes Damask, Inkadinkadoo
Paper: Black and white
Ink: Black
Accessories: Sandylion essentials, SU organdy ribbon black, Punches hole and Ticket corner, Nestabilities

Friday, May 16, 2008

Just Heard the News!

Made this for a friend who just recently found out she was pregnant. I'm so happy for her and pray that everything goes smoothly for her and the baby. It's not quite how I pictured it in my head, but I hope she likes it! Now I know why I don't try get get fancy, something messes up and your whole card looks bad.

Stamps: Rubber Romance
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip and DCWV
Ink: Copics
Accessories: 3 pronged piercer (not sure you can see up up the length of the card, ribbon, punches, flower, rhinestone (which id green, not sure why it looks yellow!) Queen & Co. Beadifuls for bracelet!
Techniques: paper piecing
Thanks for looking!

Blog candy at Funky Fairy

If you want to win some blog candy head on over to Funky Fairy where they are giving away three prizes on Saturday!

My fairy is called Oak Elfshimmer
She is a cheerful sprite.
She lives in forests of oak and lime trees.
She is only seen when the first flowers begin to blossom.
She decorates herself with leaves and berries. She has delicate green wings like a cicada.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

For my Mom

The Rules by wannabcre8tive:

The colors for the challenge card for this week will be rose red, black and white. It must be floral, can be made with any size card. It has to have some sort of circle on it. It can be a big circle, little circle, half circle, 1/4 circle or what ever you choose.

I didn't have a stamp block that was the right size for the CHF backgrounder, so I tried to use the plate from my big kick, but it may have been a bit too skinny and it didn't stamp great, but I still think this is a beautiful stamp, perfect for this challenge and for Mother's Day!

This card measures 5 1/4 x 6 1/4. I don't really like the ribbons, but felt like something was needed there. There are gemstones on the swirls around the Mother's Day Sentiment. The scallops are made with full circles and there are gemstones in between each of them. TFL!! Hope you like, Mom did, but that's how Mom's are and then she read the inside and cried! That's when you know you wrote something good. She actually used to go to the store and read the cards till she cried and then she knew that was the one. So that's what's really Important.

I also bought her some stamps from HM. It was my first time ordering from there and I would definitely recommend doing business with Dick, he is awesome. I was so impressed with the low prices, quick responses and fast shipping. Then he sent me an awesome follow-up e-mail welcoming me as a customer. The best service I ever had. I also e-mailed him again the morning and received a response very quickly! Here's the web site:

Happy Mother's Day!! There was no time limit, so I'm not even late!!!

Stamps: CHF backgrounder Shady Daisy, All Holidays
Paper: rose red, black and white
Ink: rose red, black
Accessories: ribbon, bling circle punch!

My Star of the Week!

What a great Mother's Day present Cameron was chosen as star of the week at Good Morning Program. I was so proud he has been working so hard so he can go to Build-a-Bear. He writes beautifully when he wants to problem is he usually doesn't want to and when he doesn't want to do something he doesn't! He is very stubborn like his father. So when his report card came home last week everything was great especially Math he is a whiz, but not writing or gym. So I promised him if he improved in writing by the end of the year I would take him to Build-A-Bear. You ought to see the beautiful papers that have been coming home.

We are working on gym too, as you can see he is in the chubby stage, so I'm sure that makes it difficult for him. But we are exercising together and hopefully he will improve, but he doesn't have much interest in all that, he's more the artsy type, loves to draw and create things.

There was no getting a smile out of him in front of all those people, he can be very shy. But once you get to know him he'll make you laugh till you pee!! I sure love him to pieces and hope he stays on the right track!

Happy Mother's Day

"Other things may change us, but we start and end with family" ~ Anthony Brandt

Happy Mother's Day to all my stop by my blog and Happy Mother's Day to your Mom too.

If you don't have children, may you still have a marvelous day.

If you are mourning the loss of a loved one (mother or child), please accept my heartfelt condolences during this sad and difficult time.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

RAK from Donna (Serenity in Stamping)

I received this beautiful card in the mail today from Donna, it totally made my day. The colors are so lovely and the card opens where the pink paper is.
If you have not checked out Donna's Blog: you must, she is soooo creative and her projects are all really wonderful, I go back everyday!

I actually purchased this exact stamp because of Donna and I was thinking it would be perfect for Mother's Day, but I just realized I don't have an acrylic block big enough! I wonder how fast I can get one?You must check out CHF and especially their wonderful collection of backgrounders. I want them all. Oh and great news I just heard that they have 10 Retired Backgrounders now on CLEARANCE! Check them out! I'm going to!

Sunday's FS65

I always say better late than never. I never could crank out cards, but it's been even worse lately. I can only do a little bit at a time without getting sore. This didn't come out exactly as I hoped it would, but here it is! I used the exact some paper and stamp, different sentiment, Different colors and added a cherry and some pearl jewelry.

Thanks for looking!

Here is nutsymuhl's(The Featured Stamper) card:;ppuser=63847

Stamps: Rubber Romance
Paper: DCWV and Black
Ink: Copics
Accessories: Dew Drops (I colored it red with a copic marker because I didn't have any red ones), Hero Arts Pearls, Ribbon (wishing I used a different ribbon), but it's already in the mail!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Diplomabella for a new SCS friend!

Have you ever been so far behind you think you'll never catch up? That's how I feel. I have absolutely no energy or Moe Joe.

I made this card for a new friend that I made on SCS, she is graduating soon and wanted to make all her own thank you's. So I sent her a bunch of images, so she should also make some cards for friends and have room for error! She seemed really sweet, so I thought I'd send her a card!

I wish I had made the card a tad bit bigger so more of the yellow rose paper would show through, but I trimmed it so the wrought iron punch would be even! I also wanted to use blue ribbon, but didn't have any that matched!

Stamps: Diplomabella
Paper: DCWV yellow roses, Night of navy, Yo-Yo Yellow
Ink: Copics
Accessories: fibers, wrought iron punch, Stickles on roses, Queen $ Co Beadifuls!
Oh and if you bought beadifuls, be careful because they are over filled and sopill all over the place!!

Thanks for looking, hope you like!

Blogging awards from my best blogging buddy Ahilim

Ahlim has given me three blogging awards, she is so kind and generous and her blog rocks, you should definitely take a look, she is very talented. her blog is the voices in my head...Lim's blog. Thanks buddy even though you're a maniac(LOL) you ROCK!!

It is my pleasure to pass this award on to the following individuals, please visit their blogs because they are awesome too!

Dawn's Special Creations
The Queen's Scene
Li'l Buck's Creations
Jenn & Sheldon's Life
It's in the Cards
I am awarding the following award to:
Serenity in Stamping
Hands, Head, and Heart
Outside the Lines
Rainy Day Creations
Create with Me
Thanks to all of you for either the comments that you leave and lift my spirits and/or the inspiration that you provide each and every day!

Ahilim also gave me the Arte Y Pico award, but since this is the second time she's given it to me I'm not going to post it or forward it on again!