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I have been stamping and scrapbooking for the past 10 years. It is my favorite hobby and I sure do miss it when life gets way too busy. I have 3 amazing children, and a wonderful, supportive husband.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Eyes are Open!!!!

It was suggested I should upload new pics of the kitties with their eyes open!!! Woohoo I got a good one today, isn't she or he just darling!!!! This is the only tiger one out of the bunch...All the other ones are black and white. They were eating, so I only got a good pic of this one!!! Hope you guys enjoy taking a peek of this cutie... I am falling in love, it's going to be so hard to find homes for them, they are all just so sweet!! I hope everyone has a great night! Thanks for visiting!

Something Special

Good Afternoon, finally got a chance to play, woohoo, I just love Roxy's sketch challenges on Splitcoast. This is challenge SC226. I finally got walk in the park paper, I just love it and the colors are so springy!! Hope you like it and thanks for visiting me today!
Here's the recipe
Polka Dot Punches Set
Misc. Setiment
SU flower punch
SU button
Misc. string
Scallop punch
Circle Punch
Dew Drops
Basic Grey Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Baja Breeze Cardstock
Cameo Coral Cardstock
A walk in the park DP
Baja Breeze Ink
Basic Grey Ink

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Color Challenge Pocket Silhouettes

Good Evening Everyone...Today on Splitcoast Stampers the color challenge CC216 was real red, basic black, and old olive and you could add a neutral so I chose white. I like these colors together, I wasn't sure at first. This was a pretty simple card, I had to do this between dinner and softball tonight...haha...I am sure everyone knows about running kids to sports...spring is such a crazy time for us. Between track, soccer, softball, and baseball I am surprised if dinner even gets cooked...!!! Well, more about my card,

Here is the recipe
Pocket Silhouettes - Stampin Up
Rubon Setiment - MSE
Basic Black Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Old Olive Cardstock
Real Red Cardstock
Basic Black Ink
Real Red Ink
Old Olive Ink
SU Punch
SU Old Olive Ribbon
Scrap piece of polka dotted paper
Pop dots
Marth Stewart Butterfly Punch
Black Marker for Outlining!!
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by my blog today!!!

My Very First CAS Card!

This was hard for me to upload but it is a CAS. I am not use to such a simple card, so I thought for this challenge CAS12 on Splitcoast Stampers would challenge me for sure. The challenge was a clean and simple card with a little added ribbon strips. So this is what I came up with. Hope you like my card today...
Here's the Recipe
Forest Friends SU
Setiment from Amuse
Chocolate Chip Ink
Old Olive Ink
I used SU Markers to do the Trees
old olive and Chocolate Chip
Whisper White Paper
Old Olive Paper
Circle Punch
Scallop Punch
SU Ribbon
Misc. Clip
I hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday!!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

It's Mojo Monday Again!!

Good Afternoon Everyone!!! Wow, what a Monday, I had so many aarons to do that I didn't think I would get a card done before the kids got home from school. But I made it with time to spare. It is another beautiful day in Ohio, when we are over 80 degrees thats crazy for April, but I am not complaining at all. I love it. Well today I decided to do another Mojo Sketch. Here's the sketch.. Can you believe I didn't use butterflies today. I colored these images a while back to go with the Outlaw SU DP, an oldie but goodie. I just love bashful blue with it so that is the color combo I used. Hope you like my card.
Here's the recipe
My Favorite Things - I don't know the name of the set, I was given these images
Outlaw SU DP
Bashful Blue Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Creamy Caramel Cardstock
SU Bashful Blue Ribbon
SU Brads
Scallop and Circle Punches - Marvey
Image Colored with Copics
I hope everyone has a fantastic Monday, My daughter has her first softball game tonight so hopefully I will be back on the computer tonight!!! Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Thinking of You Butterfly!

Here I go with another butterfly, I just fell in love with this image. I did this card today for sketch challenge SFYTT on this page what a great sketch she had this week. For the corner I just tied my ribbon there. I haven't made a black white and red card in a while and it is definetly one of my favorite color combos. I stamped the image with stazon, then I stamped the other butterfly with versamark, then heatset with red glittered embossing powder. I have the punch to match this butterfly, so I punched the butterfly and popped it up on the other image...
Here's the Recipe
- Real Red Cardstock
- Whisper White Cardstock
- Misc. Polka dotted DP
- SU Real Red Ribbon
- Red Embossing Tinsel
- Heat Gun
- Versamark Pad
- EK Success Butterfly Punch
- Heartfelt Creations Stamp set
Hope you like my card everyone... Have a great day!!

Mommy To Be!

Happy Sunday Everyone!!! The convention was Great yesterday, needless to say I was exhausted when I got home and had some images to mount so I didn't get a chance to play yesterday. I could not wait to stamp and color this girl from The Doodle Factory. Isn't she just darling. My step-sister just found out she was pregnant so I thought she would really like this card. I was invited yesterday to do this sketch challenge. So, I thought I would give it a shot. It is Unscripted Challenges 03. Here's the link Hope you enjoy my card today ladies. I am hoping I will get to do some more stamping today.

Here is the recipe for my card.
- Doodle Factory - Heidi
- Misc. Setiment
- Stazon Ink
- Copics
- Marvey Scallop Oval Punch
- Marvey Oval Punch
- Bag of Buttons
- Misc. Threads
- Pop Dots for image
- SU Certainly Celery Ribbon
- Bashful Blue Cardstock
- Whisper White Cardstock
- Barely Banana Cardstock
- SU Dp

Thanks for stoping by my blog today!

Friday, April 24, 2009

This really makes me smile!!

I was awarded this award today by Grace.... Please check out her wonderful blog here... You are such a sweetheart!!
Now the rules of receiving this award:
1. The winner can put the award on her blog
2. On your blog, link the person you recieved the award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put the links of their blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominated
What a great way to share with the rest of the blogland with some great blogs they might not have seen yet and might just really want to visit again and again! So here are my nominees.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend...I think I did this right, I couldn't do the last one..sorry Deborah... (still new, haha ) but I am sending you some love for sure!!

Note Card Holder Purse

Good Afternoon Ladies, today on SCS the limited supply challenge LSC217, was to make a card that had the colors of one of your rooms in your house. Well of course I picked my stamping room :)... I know this was a LSC so I tried to keep this as simple as I could, exspecially my note card. I bought these little chipboard purses at Michaels. I knew I could use them for something, what woman doesn't love their purses!!! So after a little of thought, I thought a little note holder would be perfect!!!

Here is the recipe Ladies

- Chipboard Purse from Michaels... It was only 1.00 even better, you can make two of these with one purse..

- Primas

- Bag of Buttons, White and Blue

- SU Twine

- Butterfly background stamp Inkadinkado

- Ribbon

- Kraft Cardstock

- Bashful Blue Cardstock

- Whisper White Cardstock

- CB With Love Folder

- Marvey Scallop Circle Punch

- Circle Punch

I first detached the chipboard book, covered both sides with Kraft Paper. Stamped my image in Ballet Blue, shows up darker than bashful blue. I attached the two chipboard purses together with a base at the bottom with Bashful blue cardstock and spray adhesive. I attached the ribbons to the top to have it stand completely up. I then added primas, buttons, and twine.

The little note cards were simple, The card base is bashful blue, ran a piece of kraft through the cb and then attached. I punched a scallop and circle, attached, and added a button... Really easy...The cards slip right in the purse!!! Here's a picture of that!!

I am going to make another one way more fancy, I wanted to do this one for my room, for the limited supply challenge, so I tried not to over do it!!! Hope you like it ladies!! This was a really fun project and a simple one to make....

I am really glad its Friday, tomorrow is the big convention. I am soooo excited!! Can't wait to get some new goodies, everytime I go though I think Inky Antics and Stamps by Judith take all of my money...HA!!! I hope you guys have a wonderful day... Thanks for visting my blog!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Blog Updated!!

Good Afternoon Ladies, I didn't get a chance to create today....I did however update my blog!! For all of those who enjoy scrapbooking as well as card making I uploaded a slide show of all my favorite scrapbook pages I have made. Also don't forget about my blog candy!!! Scroll down to find out how to qualify!! It is one beautiful day here in Ohio!! Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cherry Summer

Scroll Down Ladies, I posted some yummy blog candy this am!!!!

Here is my card today for Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge SC225. I am really lovin my su stuff lately. I guess I kind of go back and worth quite a bit...Today I was thinking summer for sure. It is barely 50 degrees here in Ohio but by the end of the week we will hit 70...Finally!! So summer I am thinking for sure!!!

Here is my recipe!

- Tart and Tangy SU Set

- Bashful Blue Cardstock

- Whisper White Cardstock

- Old Olive Cardstock

- Summer Picnic Dp

- Old Olive ink

- Real Red Ink

- SU Die Cut Flowers

- KI Rhinestones

- SU Old Olive Ribbon

- Misc Stick Pins

I wanted to show you also the inside. This is a House mouse setiment!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!

Blog Candy Your Chance To Win

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!! I am totally new at Blogging so I thought I would start spreading my blog by offering a BLOG CANDY!! I think right now I am following about 50 blogs and I know there are soooo many others out there that I have no idea exist. I was hoping that this would bring others to my blog and I would be able to find others too!! I love being inspired from others and would love to see all your work out there in cyber land!! I just created my Blog over the weekend and I have so many cool plans and ideas I want to share on my blog so following me hopefully, you will enjoy. There is some yummy stuff inside. Something for everyone now matter what your style is, I tried to put in a variety!! Here is how you qualify. Leave a comment to this post, mention it on your blog, and become a follower of my blog. My goal is to have 100 followers by May 14th. If I have over 150 I will throw in an addition stamp, either bella or house mouse, whoever wins, whichever they perfer!! I will ship anywhere just email me your address if you are the lucky winner!!!!

Here are the contents of the BLOG CANDY!!!

Autumn Leaves Pretty Poppies Mat Stack
Amy Bulter Soal Mat Stack
Basic Grey Sultry 6x6 Pad
Two Step Botanical Blooms from Stampin Up Set
Unity Stamps Cheribs
The Wonderful World of Disney Mickey Mouse Set
Stampendous Bee Daisy
Autumn Leaves Clear Pretty Poppies Set
Stampin Up Markers - Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, and Regal Rose
Tim Holtz - Distress Crackle Paint
EK Success Fastenator Decorative Staples
KI Memories - Black-Eyed Pea Alphabet Soup

Hope it sounds Yummy!!! All my followers now are qualified just add my link to your blog and leave a comment!!!

Hopefully by May 14th I have my goal so I can give these things away... Good Luck to all, and Happy Stamping!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Adventures in Stamping!

Well, before I head off to work I wanted to tell everyone who didn't know, that there is a stamping convention this Saturday in Akron, Ohio. It is a great convention!!! They have numerous number of vendors including, Stamps by Judith, Inky Antics, Art Gold Wild, Denami Designs, DRI, and Tim Holtz and there are many many more. Here is the website for those interested. Have a wonderful day!!

So glad we're friends!

Good Morning Everyone, another early start today making cards, I try to work one day a week doing bookkeeping so today is the day I have to go in!!! Today on splitcoast is the color challenge CC215 to use Basic Gray, Rose Red, and Pink Pirouette. I of course added a neutral. Whisper White.
Here's The Recipe
Whisper White
Rose Red
Pink Pirouette
Basic Gray
Rose Red Ink
Basic Grey Ink
Misc. SU Dp Scraps
Su Side Punch
Su Square Punch
Su Flower Punch
Sheer Ribbon
Pop Dots
Started with the card base in Basic Gray, Added a piece of White cardstock. I then cut and punched the side of SU DP, tied ribbon and attached it to card. I then punched 4 squares out of the su dp, layered them on top of white, attached to card. I then stamped the setiment in Basic Grey, punched and attached to card. Next, I stamped 3 flowers in rose red, punched and attached to card with pop dots. I think that is about it...
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!!! Hope you like my creation! Have a great Tuesday everyone!!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Kittens Oh My Goodness!

We have a new additions to the family. What a surprise to find these kittens today!!! We knew she was having babies but had no idea she was this far along... Oreo now has 7 kittens. So that totals me now to 10 cats...Oh My Goodness!!! I am going to have to see how long they need to stay with their mom and then find homes. Knowing me and my kids we will atleast keep one!!!
Aren't these guys just the cutest!!! Have a great evening everyone!

Got Some Mojo Monday??

Happy Monday Everyone.... Here is today's Mojo Monday's Sketch #83....So so fun, look there is another butterfly...ha!! I didn't use Martha Stewart Today I used EK Success. Well. I figured I should post this first thing this am after completing it because, well I hurt my ankle last weekend and I am just now walking back to normal.. So needless to say my house is a disaster men only clean so much you know....!!! So I have a ton to do today!!! This is my first Mother's Day Card, I am going to try this a little different and list my supplies and then tell you step by step how I created this card.
Here is the recipe!
- Basic Black Cardstock
- Pretty in Pink
- Baja Breeze
- Basic Grey Urban Prairie Collection
- Cuttle Bug Bubbles Folder
- Su Ribbon
- Cloud 9 Rain Dots
- EK Success Butterfly Punch
- SU Scallop Punch
- Black Stickles
- Copics
- My Favorite Things Image
First I cut a 5X5 piece of cardstock. I then layered the bg cardstock on the black and cut it. I then ran a piece of 4 x4 piece of cardstock through the cuttlebug and attached it to the black. Attached them both to the card base. I then used the SU scallop punch to punch a border, stamped the setiment, added rain dots, then attached ribbon. I then placed that on the card. I then stamped the image with staz on and colored with copics. Layered and attached to card. Next, I punched two butterflies layered them, took off the antennas on the blue butterfly, added stickles, and pop dotted it on my card.... I think I got it all now....!!! Hope everyone has a Happy Monday!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Welcome Spring

Today was the featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast Stampers, FS115. Jaymerz was the featured stamper does she ever have a gorgeous gallery.. Took me a while to decide what card I wanted to case. I chose her zoofari card. I just loved this layout so much...Wow!! I changed everything except the layout. I used Certainly Celery paper as the base. I then, used Baja Breeze for the next layer ran it through the cuttlebug and used my corner punch. I used Barely Banana next and layered Green Tea SU Dp on top and then did the corners. I added ribbon in a criss cross, used another smaller piece of ribbon to tie in the center and added a clip. I punched of course again..HAHA...Martha Stewart butterfly punch in all three colors added perfect pearls and attached them to my card. I stamped in Baja Breeze my setiment from Cornage Heritage Farms. Hope you like this and are not tired of my butterflies yet...Happy Spring Everyone.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

SFYTT - Sweet Stems

I think I have this blog thing finally down, this will be my last post of the day!!! This was a sketch challenge on she always has great sketches every week. I was anxious to use this rasberry tart paper from SU. So I decided to go with the colors of this dp. I layered whisper white on top of the red riding hood then layered regal rose. I then stamped in regal rose the sweet stems. Next, I cut the dp for the bottom half of the card. Next, I cut a white and red riding hood for the next layer and added bling to the corners and pierced around the white. I added regal rose ribbon. I used my blender pen and dipped it in the ink to color my images ( since SU doesn't have markers for the in colors) boo hoo..they really need those btw..!!! I then stamped added stickles and punched out with my oval punch. I punched out two scallop ovals and placed the image on the card!!! I really had a blast doing this one!! Both my kids were at friends tonight and my hubby made me we ate outside since it was finally beautiful in this cold state!!! Then I got a chance to sit and make this card!!! Thanks for dropping by!

More Butterflies

More Butterflies!! Who would of guessed!!! This was a color challenge on splitcoast stampers, CC214. It was Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, and Chocolate Chip was Opitional. I saw this fantastic layout in last month's card magazine. Of course, I used the layout and changed it up a little. Added a few things and did it a little different, with obviously different colors. I used the SU Scallop punch to for the top and bottom panel. I layered the chocolate chip with bordering blue and added my pink scallop edges. I then added so saffron ribbon. I punched a 3 circles then punched again with a smaller circle to get the outline. I used my xyon sticker machine to stick them on. I then punched the Martha Stewart Butterflies, and SU flowers in different sizes. I added rhinestones to the flowers and Perfect pearls to the butterflies. I then attached them in different ways. I then found a rubon setiment, rubbed it on and done!!! I really enjoyed this sketch and loved the way it turned out. I will use this again in the future!!!

Butterflies, Butterflies, Butterflies

Butterflies, I have been obsessed with them lately. I have made so many cards using this Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch. This was a ways to use it challenge, WT214 Frame It, on I had these cool frames from thickers so decided to start with that. I also am totally in love with this pacific blue color from Stampin up..So I decided to go Pacific Blue, Basic Black, and Whisper White. I layered my blue cardstock with whisper white and Basic Black. I paper pierced around the black. Tied SU Ribbon and added stick pins, cut the bottoms off of course, we don't want accidents...ha!! Then I glued the blue paper behind the frame. Punched the butterflies and added perfect that stuff it dries so much faster than stickles...!!! Then I stamped the setiment in Basic Black cut and inked the edges..Popped dotted it on and done!! I really love how this one turned out. It is almost the same color I have on my one wall in my craft room..So I put it up for decoration!!! Thanks for taking a peek!!

Elephant Birthday

Well this was a FUN card to make...My friend Anne Ryan sent me this adorable image!! OMG isn't he just the cutest!!! As soon as I received this guy I knew he was going to be a "Birthday Elephant". I found this cute hat in my many scrapbooking stickers and thats where I got the inspiration for these colors... I used Guavy Guava paper and layered it with Barely Banana. I then cut the su dp and used the scallop punch for the edge. I then added rhinestone pearls. I stamped the setiment and attached it. Added some SU ribbon and then colored this cute guy with copics!! Put him on the card and done!! I am not too sure who made this sticker hat, but I need some more...ha!! Oh yeah forgot to mention this was a sketch challenge from this website thanks Amy for the great sketch!!!