Thursday, July 23, 2009

Random Stamp Memo Board

Here we are again...beginning of a new post. LOL A while back I shared with you a sheet of White Daisy cardstock that I randomed stamp using some pastel colors. In my precious posts, you can see some of the artwork, using this randomed stamp cardstock. Well, I did stop with just one. I pulled out my "Friendship Blessings" stamp set and did the same thing. It was right around the same time, that Jeanette Lynton, posted a color challenge. So, I took the colors Jeanette posted, and the stamp set and made my own patterned paper. It seemed like it took me forever to finish it, but eventually I did. And just in time for a good friend's birthday. So, this is what I did with it.

Instead of drilling holes in the top and running a ribbon through it, I took a notebook clip and some E6000 (industrial stength craft adhesive) and attached it to the top. I made three little flowers with B&T paper or cardstock, magnets and my sizzix dies. The colors within Jeanette's challenge was Hollyhock, Blush, Creme Brulee, and Juniper.

I gave my friend her gift yesterday at lunch and she was jst trilled. She said the colors were perfect.

Well ladies, that's about all I have to share at the moment. But I am still in the rubber room and thinking of all the things I would like to do and create. So, if you like what you've seen, don't forget to leave me some lovin'!

Until next time.

Happy Stamping!

Inky Hugs,


Cards, Cards, Cards Continue...

So, now I'm into this card making phase. I needed a break from scrapbooking, but still had that need to create. Just about the same time, I made this decision, a friend of mine came to me and asked me if you would be interested in making cards for her. Isn't it alway the way, that when one door closes (not quite closed, but left open ajar) another one opens. I told her I would be happy to teach her how, but she said, she didn't really have the time or the inclination. She would much more prefer to pay someone to make them. So, I said OK! These are the cards I've made for her so far.

Then my twin cousin was having a birthday, so I needed to get a card sent off to her. Since making that quilt card with the pastel colors, I thought I would try making the same card, but using Life's Delight papers. This is my twin cousin's card...
And this is the card I thought I would try using Life's Delight paper pack.

So, this is what has been keeping me busy. I am one more thing to finish up and post. I'll do that later on this afternoon. But now, the laundry is screaming at me, so I need to go change out the loads.

Thanks for stopping by. If you like what you've seen here today, please leave me some lovin'.

Until the next time...

Happy Stamping!


Cards Cards, Cards....

You know, I have just the hardest time, starting off my blog. You wouldn't know it, if you spoke to me over the telephone or in person. The Lord gave me the gift of gab, but it sure doesn't show it here on my blog or for my scrapbook pages either. Funny thing too is...I love to write. But its the initial beginnings of journaling, or blogging or even letter writing that I have such a difficult time with. Do any of you have the same problem as I do? Please tell me I am not alone in this! LOL my initial introduction to my blog is out of the way, LOL, I can share what I've been up to the last couple of weeks. My brother just celebrated his 50th birthday. As like the good sister I am, I love to pour salt in the wound. LOL My sister and I were going to send him a dozen long stem black roses, but no one around knew how to that. So then we thought we would send a dozen black balloons, but that would have brought back some bad memories for when he turned 40. So, my sister found this site... and we sent him this...

He got a big old chuckle out of it. I believe my sister had it sent to his job site. But I'm not positive on that fact. But this is the card I sent him.

He got the biggest chuckle out of it!

So to tell you a little bit about the card. I took one of Mojo Monday's card sketches and used that as a template. I also used my Nestabilities for the oval, oval frame and scalloped edge. The stamped image is from the retired set "Raccoons and Friends." I still really like that stamp set. And the papers are from the Silhouette paper pack and the Silhouette Basic Creations pack.

I still have some more cards to share...but chores are calling my name.

Talk to you soon.

Happy Stampin'!


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wild and Crazy Life

What a time its been since my last posting. I can't believe its been over 2 weeks since I posted anything. My deepest apologies to al of you. I do have alot to share today, so lets get to it shall we?

My monthly workshop is next Tuesday. We are doing CTMH's Workshop on the Go, but with a few minor changes. We're using "Animal Cookies" along with the Creative Basic Paper pack.
The original instructions calls for a plain white background. Well, we all know how I feel about plain white backgrounds, so I used one of the sheets from the Creative Basics pack and used that as a background. I think the two go very well together.
Kelli went on the field trip with Deborah and took all the pictures. She did a fantastic job! Which made my job a little bit more difficult when it came to the journaling. So the best solution I came up with was for Kelli to do the journaling. I love it when we all work together on a layout. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, I get all warm and fuzzy inside. LOL
The journaling (not pictured here) is done on a big 6"x8" tag and will slip in behind the picture on the left side of the page.
I have more to share, but right now, I need to run. I'll get back a bit later and share some more.
Thanks for stopping by. If you like what you see, leave me some lovin' and let me know.
Until later...
Happy Scrappin'!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Blog Award

I am so excited to receive a blog award! This is my first blog award ever! Thank you Mary ( for chosing me!
Thanks again.
Hopefully, later today I'll some artwork to post.
Thanks for stopping by.