Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday, Monday..... Today's card is all about cherries! I used Cherry Tilda, cherry paper, and a cherry stamp from Hero Arts. I added the hello inside the message area. I like this stamp because you can stamp whatever sentiment you need in it. I colored Tilda with my Copics then carefully cut her out. She is pop dotted up for dimension. The white rickrack is actually a sticker! I added glossy accents to all the cherries to make them stand out more. You can't see it in the picture but Tilda's dress & hair ties have a touch of glitter from my Spica pen. I finished it off with 2 red gems and a cherry charm that I got awhile back at Target. It was in the dollar spot. This card makes me want to go buy a Dolly Madison cherry pie. I used to get those in my school lunches as a kid. Haven't had one in quite awhile...maybe I will treat myself today. Have a great day yourself! See ya soon.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy Saturday! Well, my daughter is all moved in and settled at college. I didn't think I would be quite so emotional but I keep crying! Yesterday I went down and saw her since she didn't want me to help her move in. Her room is so small. Definitely cozy but she LOVES it! It's just hard as a mom to have to "let go" but I know she is on to the next season in her life and so am I.
Looking forward to seeing her accomplish her dreams. Well, enough of that. Today's card is Tilda floating on her inner tube trying to soak up that last bit of summer sun since fall seems to be rapidly approaching. The paper I used is by K & company. and the little fishy brads are from Michael's. I just love my little "maggie" stamps. One is cuter than the next! I hope after cleaning today I can get downstairs & craft.l I need "my therapy" ya know? LOL. See you soon my friends! Have a great day!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

No card today. Sorry! My baby leaves for college today. I'm happy for her but sad for me. It will be a different season in both of our lives. She won't be far so I hope she will come home often & visit. I will miss her hugs! So, it is a bittersweet day & I didn't feel like creating anything. I hope you understand and I will have something for you soon. Promise! Take care!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday, Monday.... Where does the time go? It's flying by!! The wedding was awesome. Everyone had such a good time! Everything turned out perfect. They had a photo booth at the reception. What fun! You could go in as much as you wanted and it took your picture 4 times and the machine printed them out right there..Well, anyway, I only had time to make 1 card this weekend. I used this cat stamp from Wild Rose Studio. They can be purchased at All that scraps. Again, I am not a photographer as you can see. It is sunny out but still kinda dark in here. I colored her with my Copics and added some glitter to the flowers. The center of the flowers was accented with a yellow glaze pen for dimension. I used a few dewdrops and finished it off with some grosgrain ribbon. I love the woodgrain paper...reminded me of the tree she is hanging in.I thought this would make a great encouragement card. I'm going to stamp Hang in there on the inside. Thanks for stopping today & have a wonderful,wonderful afternoon!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Happy Saturday! I am disappointed in how the photos came out because this card is so much prettier in person. It is very sparkly! I have added australian crystals on the border but you can't see those too well here. We have a very special wedding to go to today. It is my son's best friend who he has known for many, many years. He even calls me his "second" mom. I am so happy he has found someone who completes him! I'm sure it will be a beautiful ceremony and i might even squeeze out a tear. I don't know why but I tend to cry at weddings during the processional. I can't wait to see my son in his tux. He spent the night away from home so I won't see him until we get there. Well, you didn't come here to be told all that so on to the card! This mouse couple is my absolute favorite wedding stamp. I am into "cutesy" and they definitely are! I added stickles to her flowers and used my clear Spica glitter pen for her veil. I colored them with my Copics and the border was made with a Borderabilities die cut from Spellbinders. I love how they emboss & cut out. The hearts on the side were from a Nestibilities pendant set. All the paper is Bazzill. Finished it off with a sparkly piece of ribbon.I really wish you could see it in person. I love how it turned out. Have a great day and I will see you soon!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sorry I haven't had a new post lately. It's been a crazy week. Finishing up shopping for college and was down for a bit with the flu. I hope to be able to create something tomorrow and will post as soon as I can. I am itching to get down to my craft area but am too tired to try tonight. Take care & I will see you soon.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hello ~ I couldn't decide which one to post today so I posted both of them. This cute turtle stamp is from Whipper Snapper. I have a similar one with a frog on his back. I just think these little turtles are so cute and fun to create with. This week has been really busy as my youngest is going away to college in about a week and a half. She did most of her basics at the local community college but now is moving on to work on her major. I will miss her but she won't be too far away so I will (hopefully) see her often. We have been shopping & getting all the things she will need for her room. I haven't been home to craft much but I have to get myself down to my craft room & get going on my class projects for Tuesday's class. I always take the next months samples to display so they can sign up. Hopefully tomorrow will be a productive day! Today I have a baptism party to attend. I hope I can control myself will all the yummy food. I have WW on Wednesday and don't want the scale to show anything but a loss! So far I am down 15 1/2 lbs. It's coming off slowly but surely. I wish it was faster but I will be patient as I didn't gain it over night! Have a great rest of the weekend & I will see you soon. Stay cool! TTFN

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hello & Happy Thursday. Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I have been busy & also wasn't feeling too well but I am much better now! This was a quick card made with another digital stamp from I think she is a cute pixie hiding in the flowers. Used some scraps to make this card. Now that I have reorganized my scraps I use them all the time! I embossed the card and used my Nestibilities for the scalloped rectangular frame. Thanks for stopping today. I hope to be able to craft later. The cable guys are coming again because our newly installed Uverse is still messed up. Wish I would have never switched! Everything always has to become a project it seems! LOL. Have a great day & I will see you tomorrow!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday, Monday.... Hard to believe the weekend is over & it's time to start a new week all ready! I went to a used stamp sale on Saturday. It was fun but there weren't that many vendors. The weather was quite rainy earlier so I think that's why the turnout was poor. However I did manage to but a few things. This card wasn't made with one of them though! The sale was outside of a stamp store so of course we had to shop inside too! This stamp is by Stacy Stamps. He is so cute! You can't really tell from the picture but I stamped him twice and popped him up. I colored him with some new creme chalks I also got at the store. They are nice but are hard to use on smaller images. The flowers were from Michael's. I added a little clear glaze to his nose & to his eyes to make him look more life like. I ran the brown strip of paper through my big shot with the mosaic embossing folder by Cuttlebug. It matched the little squares of corn. Thanks for visiting today & I will see you soon.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Good Afternoon! Today is a great day. The weather is absolutely beautiful. There's a cool breeze & the sun is shining. We are having a very cool summer. Temps way below normal but I am enjoying it so much! I guess we have some HOT weather coming our way for the weekend. I feel bad for the people that are having a very hot hot summer and they say a lot of them don't have air conditioning. Makes me thankful for what I have! I was looking through my newest Card Maker magazine and saw an ice cream cone card. I thought it might look cute with Tilda on the front eating her ice cream. I think it turned out well. The "ice cream" was made with a shimmery paper and I added white gel pen stitch lines for an extra little accent. The cone was put through my Big Shot with an embossing folder for the "waffle cone" texture. I sponged some light brown ink for contrast. I added some sequins for "sprinkles". The card opens up. It is 2 cones joined at the top. A spiral clip & small scrap of ribbon finishes it off.Thanks for looking! TTFN!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hello. Hope you are having a great day! The last few days have been rough around here and I have many decisions to make. I won't go into details because this is supposed to be my Happy Place! Life can just get so hard at times. I did get good news at Weight Watchers this morning. I lost another 1 1/2 lbs. for a total loss of 14 so far. It's a slow process but one that I think I can do! I have many more to lose but I think I am off to a good start! Today's card was made with a Stampavie image from Tina Wenke (available at 7kids college fund).It's a cute image..You all know I love cutesy! I colored it with my copics and added a little stickles & stardust glitter pen for some sparkle. I am trying to use up some of my big collection of scraps and I picked these and colored my image to match. Added a scrap of ribbon & a flower and Voila! a sweet little birthday card ready & waiting for a special some one's birthday. Thanks for visiting today and I will see you real soon!

Monday, August 3, 2009

It's Monday...a fresh new week. Let's hope this week goes better than the weekend! We had a new cable/ Internet pkg. installed on Thursday and we haven't been able to watch TV since. They are sending someone out this morning to see what the problem is. I hope they can figure it out because I had several very crabby people in the house because they weren't able to see their shows.
Today's card is my first try at a Tri Shutter card. I got the directions off of Splitcoast. I love how it turned out. It looks much better in person. The green paper I used has a leaf pattern softly embossed in it. I don't think you can see it to well in the pictures. I added some punched out flowers as well as some stickers to it. The white rickrack is a sticker too. I also added some small gems for some bling! The image is a Tilda stamp from Magnolia. You know how much I love my maggies! The ovals were cut out with my Nestibilities. Thanks for coming by today. I hope your day is wonderful & filled with sunshine!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hello! It's another beautiful Saturday! The weather is just perfect! Today's card was a quick one using a stamp by Stampendous. I cut it out & layered it on scraps from my scrap bin. I stamped it again on a piece of green card stock and cut out just the hello. I popped it up to make it more of the focal point (all though it's hard to see that it the picture!) I colored it with my copics in colors to match the paper. I also used my clear glaze pen to add a little shine to the flowers. Quick, easy card...Thanks for paying me a visit today and have a wonderful weekend. Hope you have plans to relax or do something fun!