Sunday, April 26, 2009


Hi everyone...I wanted to let everyone know of the amazing blog candy that Debbie at Passion for Crafts is giving away.

If you have a chance check it is definitely worth a try!!

I have been so busy getting ready for my month of travel! I leave on Tuesday for Las Vegas to three days, and then I leave for a cruise with my Mom and my son on May 6th. We won't be back until the 20th of May. This cruise is a celebration of my son's 16th birthday. We are all so excited!! I will share some photo's when I get back! Have a good few weeks!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I'm Getting There...

Hi everyone! I wanted to share my son's birthday card with you. I am plugging along on my Mother's Day and Father's Day cards. Hurray for me!

April started birthday season in my family. From here on out, we have at least one birthday a month until the end of the year. It really works out well, the only month where two birthday's are celebrated are May and September. Here is Travis's card...

Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Whisper White (Stampin' Up); Patterned Paper: To The Nines DSP (Stampin' Up); Stamps: Happy Everything (Stampin' Up), Elements of Time (Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous); Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up); Numbers: Grungeboard (Tim Holtz); Ribbon: Chocolate Chip 1/4 in. Grograin (Stampin' Up); Brads: Unknown

I am going to clean my house now. My husband and I are going to Las Vegas next Tuesday and I want my house to be sparkling clean for my Mother-in-Law. She will be babysitting while we are gone. 5 days after I get back from Las Vegas, Travis, my Mom, and i are leaving for a Caribbean Cruise for Travis's 16th birthday!! We are so excited. I have quite a bit to do. I will check in as often as possible!!

Have a super day!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Thank you Karen Lee, Thank you Sue....

I have received from blog awards for some amazing blogging friends. Karen Lee sent me this little cutie...

Thank you Karen Lee!!!! Please take the time to check out her awesome cards that she has been doing for 365 Cards.

This one is from Sue McMahon. Please check out her awesome blog!!
This award has some rules....
1. The winner may put the logo onto their blog
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award
.3. Nominate 10 blogs
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for the nominees.

Karen Lee

Thanks again Karen and Sue...Now, nominee's keep these awards rolling! Thank you for checking out my blog from time to time!
Have a super day!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I am finally making cards for me again....

HI everyone!!! I finally got all the cards that were ordered completed! Yah! Yesterday I had a wonderful day getting ahead, and making Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for our family.

This is the outside and the inside of the Mother's Day cards. Stamps: Easter Beauty, All Holiday's (Stampin' Up); Ink: Going Gray, Almost Amethyst (Stampin' Up); Markers: Almost Amethyst, Old Olive, Pretty In Pink (Stampin' Up); Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Pretty In Pink (Stampin' Up); Buttons: Stampin' Up; Patterned Paper: Stampin Up Bordering Blue DSP; Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Lovely Lilac Liquid Pearls.

Here is a Father's Day Card. This was an easy card that I CASEd from the 2009 Spring/Summer Stampin' Up catalog

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Whisper White (Stampin' Up); Patterned Paper: To The Nines DSP (Stampin' Up); Stamps: Totally Tool, All Holidays (Stampin' Up); Ink: Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up); Ribbon: Felt Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Brad: 5/8 Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up.

Here is the inside...

Here is one more...

This one is made with alot of scraps from the above card. I used a different stamp set.
Patterned Paper: To The Nines (Stampin' Up); Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa; Stamps: Dad's Day (Stampin' Up), Stampers Anonymous; Silver Frame: Hodgepodge Hardware, Brads: Unknown; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke.
Once again, thank you all so much who participated in my Blog Candy. I still haven't gotten a reply email from Cecile. Hopefully soon!
Thanks for coming by today and taking a look, and visit often!!
Have a super day!!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I Have A Winner....

Thank you all so much for taking the time to comment and leave links on your blogs!! I loved checking out all your blogs. (I have been doing it all day)....

The winner is Cecile...Here is a link to her blog.....Scrappin Cecile. Cecile...enjoy the candy.

*NEW* Blog Candy Give Away

I want to give some stuff away!!!! My first blog candy give away attempt wasn't very satisfying. Loann....if you are out there, I have a Scor-Pal ready to go for you...I need your address!

On April 14th I will be drawing a winner for this Basic Grey package of goodies and a Stampin' Up Surprise (a picture would take away the surprise). All you have to do, it become a follower of my blog, place a link on your blog telling the world about my Blog Candy and leave a comment! Easy Cheesy right!! All current followers are already entered once. Placing a link on your blog will earn you an extra entry!! The gift package includes...NEW Basic Grey Collection Packages in 6x6 and 12x12, Porcelain and Marrekech, and Marrekech Glazed Brads. Don't forget the SU Surprise as well.
Thank you for checking out my blog candy and have a super day!!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

If you take a look at 365 cards may see someone you know...

Hi everyone! I have been busily making my cards for the adorable local card shop here. To my great surprise, she ordered 30 of my cards. I wasn't very prepared for that. Anyway, that is what I have been doing the last week. I also got in a girls weekend in Spokane to pick out my friends wedding dress.
If you check out 365 Cards tomorrow will see me!!!! I am their Wacky Wednesday Color Challenge guest designer!!! I hope you all have a great day with 365!

Talk with you soon!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I am making the most of my ONE day off this week...

HI everyone! I got up really early this morning and right away started on some cards for a few challenges that I wanted to participate in. I visit so many blogs that have such great fun challenges, I wish I could participate in all of them. Unfortunetly, there is this thing called work that I have to do!

This card is for the Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenge . We were asked to use green and yellow.

I was really trying hard to use current Stampin' Up products from our current catalog, BUT...I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. After that, I used whatever I could, Rik Rak, unknown brads, Spellbinders. Here is a product list:

Cardstock: Glorious Green, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore, Whisper White (Stampin' Up); Stamps: Oval All, Gallery, Friendly Words Stampin' Wheel ( Stampin' Up); Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots; Die Cuts: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic and Scalloped Rectangles; Ink: Glorious Green, Green Galore Ink & Marker (Stampin' Up); Brads & RicRak (unknown)

The next cards is my take on the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge

I usually don't make cards with cute images like so many of the gals that I admire. I am just not good at coloring with inks. After I got this all put together and I thought that the flowers and the paper looked so good together, I realized that my colored angel doesn't even match the rest of the card.....DRATS!

Again, I was trying to be 100% current Stampin' Up, but not thinking, I used the Martha Stewert lattice border punch. I was so close.

Cardstock: Sahara Sand, So Saffon, Whisper White ( Stampin' Up); Patterned Paper: Parisan Summer (Stampin' Up); Ink: Stazon Black, So Saffon, Watercolor Pencils, Yoyo Yellow Marker, Blush Blossoms (Stampin' Up); Die Cuts: Trio Flower Punc, (Stampin' Up); Lattice Border punch (Martha Stewert); Flowers: Accents & Elements ( Stampin' Up); Mat Pack Paper Piercing stencil; Stamps: If The Halo Fits, Yummy (SAB)

Thanks for taking a look today! Hopefully I will be back later with MORE CARDS!!! YAH!

One more thing....The new Technique Junkies April/May edition is AWESOME. There are really cool techniques in there. For more information on becoming a Technique Junkie, click here!