Saturday, October 25, 2008

Gina K.'s Land Cruise Challenge #3

This was undoubtably the ugliest card I ever made, I added the vellum, tangerine Tango background and the ribbon with the flower accent and although I'm still not happy with it, I like it much better!!
The challenge: Ahoy Landlovers! Even though we are stuck on the shore, it doesn’t mean we cannot experience a cruise at home! And everyone KNOWS that you cannot go on a cruise if you don’t have WATER!So….for this challenge, just create a card that has some sort of “water” element to it or on it. (Here are some ideas to get you started—a gel card, ocean, rain, rain dots, snow, vase, bath…) Sky is the limit but ….don’t forget the water!!! Upload your card on SCS using the keyword GKDLCCK and be sure to link back to this thread. You have until Friday night at 11 p.m. (central time) to be included in the drawing. If you own any stamps by Gina K Designs, be sure to use them on your card! If you don’t have any (yet!), feel free to play along anyway!!! On Saturday morning, I will take all the entries posted and pick a random winner. The winner will be announced on Saturday (after I get home from two softball games!

Stamps: Gina K, Inkadinkado
Paper: White, Tangerine Tango, Vellum
Accessories: Ribbon, Nestabilities, and Metal Flower
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits
Thanks for looking! In case you're wondering, I didn't win any of the random drawings!! Boo-Hoo! Oh well, wish me better luck next time!

Gina K.'s Land Cruise Challenge #2

I realized I had until midnight to do the other Challenges and although I am very tired, I have this horrible barking cough that keeps me from sleeping, so I figured why not make a few cards and try to win some free stamps!! Gina K. is awesome, so generous and kind!

The challenge, it’s Easy as 1, 2, 3!! Just create a card using 1 piece of ribbon, 2 layers (that’s only one plus your cardbase) and 3 embellishments of the same type {ie on mine I used 3 rhinestones}. Be sure to upload your card by Friday night Oct 24th at Midnight (Central Time). If you own any stamps by Gina K Designs, be sure to use them on your card but if you don’t have any (yet), then please still play along!!! Upload your card on SCS using the keyword "GKDLCDB" and be sure to link back to this thread. I will take all the entries posted and pick a winner out of a hat & the lucky winner will be announced on Saturday morning!

Stamps: Gina K.
Paper: White
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits
Accessories: Ribbon, 3 Star Gemstones, Glitter, Nesties
Thanks for looking!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Don't Hate...

I started this on Monday while watching DWTS and have done a litle each day!! I loooooove this set from MFT!!

Paper: Basic Grey DP, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Copics, Memento Black
Accessories: Gemstones, Prima's, Flourishes Ribbon, SU Scallop Edge Punch, Nestabilities

Gina K.'s Land Cruise Challenge #1

I made this for the Gina K. Land Cruise. I wanted to do all 3 challenges, but ended up only with this one and it's late was supposed to be posted by 8 and it was a few minutes late!! My hands were just too shaky today and I'm too achy!

The challenge, just create a card using chipboard on your card in some way by Friday night 7 p.m. (central time). If you own any stamps by Gina K Designs, be sure to use them on your card! If you don’t have any (yet!), feel free to play along!!! Upload your card on SCS using the keyword "GKLANDEM" and be sure to link back to this thread. On Friday night, I will take all the entries posted and pick a winner out of a hat. The winner will be announced on Saturday morning!

I made some changes adding the blue ribbon and the blue gem, but I'm still not crazy about this card, but I do love this stamp!! I probably would have started a few days ago if I didn't have to cut them! Can you believe I have about 15 sets from Gina K. that I haven't cut!! Her design team is so awesome and they make you love and want them all!! So who wants to cut them?? Hahaha!

Stamps: Gina K
Ink: Copics
Paper: Basic Grey and Misc DP from LSS
Accessories: Chipboard, Ribbon

Thanks for Looking!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Blog Award from Emma @ Elf Creations and Pat @ Stamp, Paper and Ink

I received this wonderful award today from Blog Award from Emma @ Elf Creations and Pat @ Stamp, Paper and Ink. Emma gave it to me and three others, we all have Fibromyalgia and wish we didn't!! They both have amazing blogs, so be sure and check them out!! How sweet of both of you, I am really touched! Stampers and Scrappoers are the best people in the world! Someone makes my day at least one a day!! Thanks to all of you who stop by and lift me up!!

I award this to:
Lynn - The Queen's Scene
Dawn - Dawn's Special Creations
Cammie - My Blog
Lim - The voices in my head
Sherri - Roses in My Heart
Susan - Rainy Day Creations
Thanks to each of you and many others for leaving such sweet comments and making my day!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I've been tagged by Mad4Creations...

Here are the rules:
1. Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of the post by leaving their names as well as links to their
4. Let them know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Well lets see 7 facts about me!

1. I really am allergic to cleaning! I can't even walk down the cleaning aisle at the store without sneezing and getting scratchy eyes!!
2. I can't drive either! I got pulled over for doing 70 in a 35 the other day. In my defense, it was on a major highway where the speed limit had just changed. I shouldn't even get behind the wheel anymore because I can't focus. It was my lucky, unlucky day he gave me a ticket for obstructed view because my son had just piled the recyclables in the back to the ceiling!!
3. I love Dancing with the Stars! When it first came out, I wondered who would watch such a thing and I am addicted. Warren is my favorite, but I doubt he will win!! I also like Julianne and Cody, but I think it's time for Cloris to go home!!! Don't get me wrong for an 82 yeard old woman, WOW and she sure is funny!!
4. I'm a Spendaholic when it comes to crafting goodies too! It's bad since I'm out on disability and really shouldn't be purchasing anything, but when left alone I cannot be trusted!! I need HELP!5. I have the best husband !! I've always loved him, but since I've been ill, he helps me so much and is very supportive. If I was him, I would have left!!! LOL!!
6. Family and Friends mean everything to me!
7. Elaine said she cant bear for anyone to touch her feet! Mel said she can't bear any ones feet touching her! I would kill for a foot massage-pedicure, but you wouldn't catch me dead touching someone else's feet, except my stinky boys!!

That's my 7 random boring things about me! I was just tagged recently and I think people will be upset if I tag them again! So, if you're reading this and you haven't been tagged, please leave a comment here and I will link your blog for everyone to see!! I guess I don't know how to follow the rules either, that's #8! If you are still reading this, you must be really BORED!! LOL!!

Sweet RAK from Peggy AKA: marilynpreston on SCS

Peggy recently bought some stamps from my blog and with her money order, she sent this sweet RAK! The pocket card is beautiful, when I opened it, I thought what a fabulous idea!! I reaaaaalllllly love it! I love the images too and I hope I'm able to make them as beautiful as she does!! The little card slides into the pink pocket!! Thanks soooo much for everything Peggy! You sure are a sweetheart and I'm glad to be getting to know you!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Celebrate MFT Day

I find I can only stamp lately while watching DWTS. LOL!! I read on Cammie's blog that today was Celebrate MFT day and since I had to have this stamp and hadn't used it yet, I figured I'd play along. I really messed up her face but good, it looks like she has roseola(?) or something worse maybe, but I still like it!! I put CE on her lips and sponged the Basic Grey paper a darker shade. The guitar, sentiment and the tatoo are Inkadinkado, Rock Star.
Thanks for looking!!
Paper: Basic Grey, Black, and White
Ink: Memento and Copics
Accessories: ribbon, scallops

Saturday, October 18, 2008

KL Stampin' and Scrappin'

Have you checked out Kelly's new online store, KL Stampin N Scrappin Store? If not, you HAVE to go check it out!! She's offering 40% off right now if you use code [newstore] when checking out, AND, if you do go place an order for any amount, please mention that I referred you cause she has a "refer a friend" rewards!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Witches!!

Donna at Serenity in Stamping made me fall in love with these witches and the Starving Artists line of stamps!! Visit her blog, click on the Starving Artists symbol on the right hand side of the page and Get 10% off your next Starving Artistamps order (Starving Artistamps or Doodlefactory only). Enter this code: savetenDB in the shopping cart discount code box, and click recalculate.
I made this last night while watching Dancing with the Stars!! Nothing fabulous, but these Starving Artist Witches are too cute and fun. I have a really hard time with the Black Copic Marker!!
Stamps: Starving Artists
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black. K&Co.
Ink: Copics
Accessories: Ribbon, Spider Punch
I also made this one last night while watching Dancing with the Stars!! Again nothing fabulous, but I love these Starving Artists Witches!! I have a really hard time with the Black Copic Marker and I got some Stickles on her hat that doesn't show up this much IRL, but I guess I better try to get some more off!!

Stamps: Starving Artists
Paper: White and free halloween download from Funky Fairys
Ink: Copics
Accessories: Ribbon, Dew Drops

Thanks for Looking!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

FS88 Anne Ryan

Well my ball of string certainly isn't as pretty as Ms. Ryan's, but I was totally inspired by her card shown here: Anne always adds the most interesting elements to her cards!! So this is my version of her fabulous card!!
You can't imagine how true this is for someone with Fibromyalgia!!
Stamps: Whipper Snapper
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey Sultry
Ink: Copics
Accessories: Ribbon, Fun Fur, Pins,Stickles
Thanks for looking!! Yay Anne!!

Grattitude for my Niece's Soccer Coach

My sister asked me to help her create an address/card box for my niece's soccer coach and this is what I came up with. Of course I made her do all the slave labor! Hahahaha!! But my whole body is killing me anyway!!We used Adirondack alcohol ink to color the tin. Added some fun fur. Made a little address/occassion book and tabs to put inside the tin and made a thank you card.I sure hope she likes it!! Thanks for looking!

This looks much prettier IRL!!
Stamps: Hero Arts, Inspired by Nature
Paper: More Mustard
Ink: More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Black, Gold
Accessories: Fun fur, dew drops, punches, gold twine
Thanks for Looking!!

P.S. I forgot to say, my sister made me one of her awesome, fabulous, amazing apple pies for helping her!!!! Mmmmmmmm! Delicious!! No, I won't share! Hahahahahahaha!

Friday, October 10, 2008

For a Sweet Boy!

This is for a sweet boy who fractued his left radius at the distal end (whatever that means)! I hope he isn't too macho for a teddy bear!!
Stamps: Whipper Snapper
Paper: White
Ink: Copics
Accessories: Nesties
Thanks for Looking!!

So Glad We're Friends...

I'm on a quick a simple kick, in case you can't tell!
I was showing my mom how to use the cuttlebug and ended up making this card!! It is now the fastest card I've ever made, no coloring can you believe it!!The picture didn't come out that well the same gems are in the center of the flowers on both sides. I wanted to add more color, but my mom wanted it for her friend and she likes them simple!!

Stamps: Best Yet
Paper: Pretty in Pink
Ink: Black
Accessories: Rhinestones, Cuttle Bug, Scallop Punch
Thanks for Looking!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Too batty??

Hi another quick card! I fell in love with this image the moment I saw it! They had free shipping at Bella, so I needed it badly!! I may have overdone it with the Martha Stewart bats, but it needed something!! I thinkI'll make a few more with this little cutie and I love the sentiment!
The background is CB'd with the Web folder, but it doesn't show up very well in the picture!

Stamps: Bella, Stampendous
Paper: Basic Black and K&Co.
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol
Accessories: Martha Stewart Bat, Ribbon, Circle punches, CB
Thanks for Looking!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

just because i care....

Another super simple card, except I broke my plastic pad that goes with my Big Kick (bold bummer baby) because I haven't quite mastered using the tan embossing pad with the nestabilities in it.If you have Copics and haven't already done so, I would definitely recommend investing in a Memento Ink Pad, regardless of the paper the color doesn't run and you don't have to worry about even drying it, superb stuff!!

Stamps: Inkadinkado, Best Yet
Paper: White
Ink: Copics
Accessories: Ribbon , Nesties

Blog Candy Winner!!!!

Blog Candy - Closed
I asked Cameron to pick a number 1-52 and he picked #20! Soooooo Congratulations to Deb Neerman who said: How'd I miss this?!? Don't I come here every dang day, LOLOL!?!So sorry to know that you're in pain; that isn't fun. At. All. I wish I could send you some healing sunshine from the Sunshine State.Happy B-day Cameron & Deb's MOM!!~Hugs, Deb

E-mail me your address Deb and I'll get this out to you! Congratulations and thanks to everyone who entered and left sweet comments!!
Okay, so here it is Finally! The Gum Baby Love Set from Kim Hughes, Nana's Nursery DP by DCWV and assorted ribbons!! Good Luck! Don't forget to leave a comment and add a link to your blog!! I'd certainly love it if you perused the other items on my blog and left a comment or two!!

I want to post this today in honor of one of my most cherished and beloved people, my son Cameron (today's his 8th birthday)!!! and it will run through one of my other most cherished and beloved person's birthday, my mom!! Her birthday is October 18th. All you have to do to be entered to win is leave a comment here and post a link on your website about my blog candy!! Be sure that I can get to your web site to check it out. I'm always looking for new blogs to follow!!
So that's it easy peasy!! I'm sure you're aware what a busy weekend it is when you have a birthday party to get together and with my limited capacity, I don't get much done in a day!! But who cares? Candy is always good, right no matter what kind!!!!

While you're here, please take a look around and feel free to leave a few comments and make my day. I haven't done much lately because of my Fibromyalgia, but I have lots of goodies from friends and many old posts that could use some loving!

I will also be posting some Stamping Up sets for sale or trade in the next few days, hopefully by Monday evening!!!!

Thank you to all those who follow my blog, you may submit two entries and for those of you who are always stopping by and leaving comments, you may also submit two entries. For those of you who are new, I look forward to getting to know you and if you choose to become a follower, you may also submit two entries!!

Happy Stamping and Blogging!! Hugs, Deb

Get Well Soon Sweetie!!

This is a quick simple card for Vanessa the sweet little daughter of Terri (Brat Cards on SCS) who has not been feeling well. I hope it will cheer her up and give her a smile or two!! Her favorite color purple!!
This is my first try embossing with the nesties and the tan embossing pads, it was very difficult to keep it from moving in my Big Kick! I've loved this simple look for a long time and wanted to try it. Thanks to Julia for lrtting me in on the secret of the tan pads!! I think I will be making a lot more of these simple creations, not that my usual cards are very detailed or difficult I just love this sytle!

Stamps: Whipper Snapper, Morgan
Paper: White
Ink: Copics
Accessories: ribbon, flowers and brad from Gina K. sugar coating on nurse's hat, nesties and tan embossing pads

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

More Cards for Cam's birthday!!

I made this quick card for Cameron's party today!!On the inside I stamped the treasure map and the sentiment says wishing you treasures beyond belief!! It is colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Nothing else fancy, but he loved it!! Hope you do too!

These are cards that my Mom made for Cameron for his birthday and his birthday party, aren't they cute!! She's the best Gramma amd Mom ever!! I'm sure many of us feel that way, but mine is!! Thanks for everything Mom, love ya to pieces!!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

One More WCMD challenge!

This is the last one for me today!! I don't know how some of you crank out so many cards in a day!! I'm exhausted, my whole body hurts, I have the mother of all headaches and these weren't even anything difficult!! Worse yet, I didn't even make Cam a card for his party tomorrow, so I'm off to bed with the heating pad and back at it first thing in the morning!!
This one was made for the Inspiration Challenge! This is my first ever inspiration challenge, usually they just confuse me and I can't say as this was any different. I took my inspiration from the color, the beautiful leaves, and when I thought of the changing colors of the leaves (so beautiful), I thought of this sentiment. So I hope I'm not totally off base!! I colored this with prismacolor and Gamsol, added Crystal Effects to the jar, which doesn't seem visible in the picture, punched and bended the leaves and added Stickles to the honey!!

Hopefully I'll have time Monday to work on some more!! I'd really like to win some prizes and get some goodies in the mail!!

Thanks for stopping by!! I'd love to hear your thoughts!!

World Card Making Day!!

I joined in the WCMD Challenges at SCS and you can to by clicking on the link! **To be considered in the drawing for a prize for participating in the challenge, all challenge cards must be uploaded no later than Monday night at 11:00 pm EST. This was for today's special festured stamper sherrylc05. She has a Fabulous gallery and I'm glad I got a chance to take a look!! I was inspired by Sherry's card here:;ppuser=77415
This stamp is adorable and is by Rubber Romance. Thanks Pat for sending me a couple of images. I had fun with it!! This is colored with Copics. I used a Cuttlebug for the background, stickles on the cake, nestabilities, a pearl from hero Arts for her earring, the SU scalloped border punch and some awesome ribbon from Michael's.

This is for today's sketch challenge. The image is a little bigger than it should be for the sketch, but I really wanted to use it! The inside reads Happy Halloween Grandma, but next year remember it's bobbing for apples not your teeth!! Haha! It took me forever to make this card! Even though it looks simple the image was really hard to color with my shaky hands and I ended up doing it several times!! I wish it was smaller, so I could have put the Happy Halloween on the outside!! I colored it with my Copics and used some K&Co. Designer Paper for the strips on the side. I forget what the sparkly dots are called, but they are fabulous!! After I photographed this card I realized I forgot to color inside the cup handle, so I took care of that and covered the glass and the bowl with Crystal Effects. I'm trying to decide if I am too chicken to add some black stickles to those little tiny fingernails!!
Cameron made this card for the sketch challenge. He wanted to join in on the fun today and this is what he came up with! Then he quit on me because his Jim gave him a couple more of his presents (Star Wars movies). We were at the LSS a couple of weeks ago and they were making pop-up cards. So he has the woman with the beach ball sitting on a bench and the man standing up googling at her. I was pretty surprised, I'm not sure I could do this!!

Thanks for looking and I will add more as I finish them!! I have another one drying right now, but it still needs something so I'm staring at it for a while. I really wanted to add a ground and sky, but there is no way I can cut all the stuff out for masking today!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

My boy's birthday!!

Today is Cameron's birthday and I made him this quick card. He couldn't wait for his Birthday or his Party, so my mom, husband and I had a little cupcake party and gave him a couple of presents!! I'm not sure I love this card, but I'm not a good 10 minute card maker!!

He has 18 kids in his class and we sent 36 cupcakes and he came home with none!!! The teachers and staff went nuts for them. We made chocolate with chocolate frosting with chocolate and caramel chips on top and vanilla with vanilla frosting with chocolate and vanilla chips!! They were so yummy, it's the first chocolate cake I've eaten since March and it tasted soooo good. By the end of the week, I may be a size 16 again!! LOL!

Thanks for looking!!!

More BRAK's and RAK's

Cameron got the mail today and it was just standing out there looking at this package, then he said it's for me mom, it's for me!! Then he came in and opened it and he says Oh man this is so awesome, nut you can't take a picture. I said I have to, so we can thank them and he said Isn't it better to call and thank them in person. What a smart kid!! We are trying to call you Aunt Patti, but he did allow me to have these things for about a moment to get a photo. We are both so grateful for your kindness and generosity. Oh yeah and he went nuts over your card and how do I think you did and how come he doesn't make cards so awesome!!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!! Oh my gosh, I am so deeply touched by your generosity and thoughtfulness Dawn!! The card you sent is sooooo absolutely beautiful and you know how much I love Changitos!!! I cannot find the words to express what it means to me that you have been thinking about me and concerned. Again thank you soooooo much!! I cherish your friendship and if there is anything that I can ever do for you please let me know!!Love and Hugs,
Thanks for Looking!!