Tuesday, June 30, 2009


'Morning, All ! I wanted to squeeze in a sketch challenge for this week and MoJo Monday's sketch seemed like it would work for what I had in mind. All weekend as I straightened the stamp room , I felt convicted to pull out the " oldies" and get to using them again . What you see, except for the Nesties and dp is OLD stuff from my collection. Uncle Sam is from Stamp Happy and was stamped with Night of Navy. The red dp is from Archivers and the mat under the image is from the old DCWV pack. The stars were punched with an old punch and the brads and button also ... probably from JoAnn's or Michaels. I added twine ( May Arts ) to the button . The striped ribbon is from Archivers . And as you can see ... the image base was cut with a scalloped square and the sentiment ( computer generated ) was cut with a scalloped oval. The inside of the card is simply decorated with stripes and punched stars and the sentiment continues to read: " ... to have a star sprangled day ! " I apologize for the glare in the window. I didn't notice it until after this was posted . Have a super day , everyone ! So glad you stopped by ! { hugs !}

Monday, June 29, 2009

GOLDEN Anniversary !

Happy Monday, friends ! I have a simple card for you today using these pretty Primas I found on the clearance aisle at Michaels. The card base is Very Vanilla, then some shimmery copper also from SU . I wrapped some double -sided satiny ribbon , stamped the Stampington sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa and cut out with a Labels 4 die. I added black brads to the center of the primas and then used some Candlelite Shimmerz to soften them just a tad. I then brushed some " Lichen" glitter ( Art Institute ) over the card for a little more shimmer. I confess I wanted to add much more but this card is for a couple that loves simple things so I think it's elegant for this wonderful occasion but still not too fancy . What do you think ? I'm off to have a very productive day today, I hope. The weather here is gorgeous and breezy so I hope I can enjoy the outdoors at some point . Hope your day today is a good one ! Blessings to you !

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Midnight Madness SC 7 / Hope

'Evening , Friends ! Hope your week is going well. I've been MIA for a couple of days trying to catch up with an asssortment of to-do's . It sure feels good to be sending off a post at the moment. This card is my entry for Midnight Madness . Dp is Basic Grey's Wisteria , stamps are by Flourishes and The Paper Company. The image was stamped with Memento London Fog twice and colored with Copics BV00 and BV02 as well as G12 for the leaves, two blossoms were cut out and mounted atop the main image for dimension then cut out with an oval Nestie and matted with a scalloped oval . Satin ribbon was added to the panels as well as the bow. The dragonfly is a button from JoAnn's. Gems were added to the corner. I think that does it. Bless you for stopping by ! { hugs!}

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sending Happy Thoughts !

Happy Monday , friends !
I was thrilled to see that the local Archivers had the " new" Cosmo Cricket paper packs in. Woo Hoo , did I rush over to claim a couple ! This card today took less than 30 minutes and is made with two of those wild and fun papers. That wide ric rac is from Hobby Lobby as is the buttons and sentiment. The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black , then run through the CB with a pinking circle Nestie. I than took some dp and ran through the CB again for the dp trim on the sentiment. The seahorse is a CB die and was cut out , his eye was added with a Sharpie and then mounted " him" with a pop dot. The buttons were glued onto the ric rac with Mono adhesive. That's it ! A simple, summery card . So glad you stopped by today ! Have a good one ! { hugs!}

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A quick hello and a Happy Father's Day!

Hi All ! Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there ... we women couldn't do it all without them .
I'm spending a few days getting my new kitchen put back together . Woo Hoo ! I'll hit the stamping room soon and get back to posting. Wishing you all a sweet Sunday with all the terrific men in your life. Don't forget to let them know ! { hugs !}

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bon Voyage !

Whoa, is it Wednesday already ?! How are you today, friends ? Here's my card today. I love, love , love that Martha Stewart crab punch ! The punch was the inspiration for my card . I stamped speckles with Night of Navy on the crabs to look a little like barnacles. I think most everything else is self explanatory from the picture. The ribbons are from Hobby Lobby . The sentiment is computer generated and cut with the large pinking circles. If you have any questions, just let me know. Have a joy-filled day . { hugs !}

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sending Smiles

Happy Monday, All!
Been wanting to post this all day but so much happening around here . Hope your week is off to a fabulous start !
I've had this Impression Obsession stamp for a couple months now and let me tell ya ... this is so much fun to ink up and color . I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah white twice and colored with Copics and SU markers. I then cut out with a square Nestie and a little larger mat for behind it. I cut out the one lemon and mounted atop the other with pop dots for dimension. I then added pink gems to a few of the berries and atop the umbrella. The sentiment was also stamped with Memento , cut out with a circle Nestie and then matted with a scalloped circle Nestie. The dp is by Kaiser and the green base is Green Galore. I cut out and added strips of the green for definition and fun . This is a little bit brighter and funky ... not my usual but I think it looks fun and summery , whatda you think ? Have a good night ! I'll post again soon . { hugs !}

Friday, June 12, 2009

SSNOTIME#91/ What's the Dirt ?

This week the challenge at Stamp Simply is to use half circles. That sounds easy enough and quick so I pulled out this new set from Our Craft Lounge . The images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in with Copics then cut out and embossed with circle Nesties. The pup was colored with a black SU! marker and a white gel pen. I then cut the circle in half and layered up as you see in the photo. Sorry about the photo again . I was leaning sideways to take the picture and as you can see, I wasn't exactly level so everything looks a little off . But IRL it's all even... really ! The dp was a scrap I had left over. The center is layered with brown satin ribbon and then some woven ric rac. Half circles were cut out of the upper left and lower right , brown satin ribbon added underneath and then sticky gold dots. Sticky gold dots added also to the top right and lower left bottom. That about explains it , I think. What do you think ? Thanks for stopping by ! Hope your weekend is filled with great summer weather and a fun moment or two to make you smile. I'll be back on Monday with another post . { hugs!}

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Artful Sentiments Challenge#11/ Fathers Day

Hi friends ... Happy Wednesday ! Thought I would post one of the Father's Day cards for you today that uses this weeks colors at Artful Sentiments . They are Copics R89, Y35, B97. I used those as well at E00 for the skin tones. This is an old stamp I've had forevah which is by Print Kraft . I'm not even sure they are in business any longer. The sentiment is computer generated. I'll post the recipe below. Any questions? Just email me. Have a fabulous day , everyone ! { hugs !}
stamp: Print Kraft
paper: Neenah white, SU
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
accessories: square Nesties, Martha Stewart punch, jute, clips, pop dots

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

FTTC19 Timeless Tuesday Summer Rose

Morning, Friends ! Timeless Tuesday at Flourishes challenges us to use dp on our card . My card today uses the Basic Grey " Euphoria" pack . I love the pastel hues with this rose. The rose is from Flourishes , of course, and was stamped with Memento London Fog for a softer hue and colored in with Copics . The image was then cut with oval Nesties of complimentary sizes and layered up . I added a satin ribbon and large pearls to the corners. The inside was left blank as I may use for a wedding card. A really simple card. What do you think ? Have a good Tuesday and thanks so much for coming by . I love it when you do ! { hugs !}

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Friday Flourishes / Swing By ...

Hope your weekend is off to a great start ! A quick post for today . I wanted to get this card posted for the Flourishes challenge this week which was to make a simple 10 minute card. The dp is Basic Grey's Two Scoops and the stamps are from the Swing Set . I think it's pretty self explanatory but if you have any questions about anything, let me know. See you back here soon and thanks again for stopping by.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Gratitude ...

Here's my card for you today. The background stamp and the main image are from an Inkadinkado set. I stamped the background and then ran through the CB with a Swiss Dots folder. The main image was stamped with Memento Black and then just slightly colored in with Pink Passion, Gable Green , Summer Sun and just a tad of black . I then lightly sponged the image with Summer Sun. The sentiment is by Verve. I cut the image out with a Labels Two Nestie and added a yellow dew drop to the middle " dot". The sentiment was layered with pop dots and the ribbon was added to the base card ( Hobby Lobby) . Really an easy card but I love the colors and simplicity of it all. Hope your day is turning out to be "fan-tabulous ! Thanks for stopping by !

Fun Award from Christina and Nina B

'Morning, Friends ! Christina and Nina B both sent me this terrific award a while back . Thank you , blogging buddies ! { hugs, hugs !} That was so very terrific of you . I really appreciate your regular encouragement and comments. They give me just the mojo boost I need AND make blogging so much fun.

There are a few requirements to accepting the Honest Scrap Award and they are as follows:

1. I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link and

2. I must list 10 honest things about myself .

Here goes :

1. I LOVE having three sons... and a life full of boy jokes, sports and stinky gear !

2. I am a Christian ; truly a life changed by faith in Jesus Christ ! I am so grateful for every single thing in my life because of Him.

3. I love the paper arts.

4. I was born and raised in a small city but am a BIG city girl at heart.

5. I love dogs ! When the boys leave, watch out !

6. I am married to a fun and crazy guy. He is a sweetheart and what more , he puts up with my stamps/ supplies spending.

7. I love life ! Gee, I know that sounds a bit corny but it's true.

8. I am an Ohio State football fan , even more so now that I have two boys there !

9. I love to read and some days the hardest decision I make is whether to read or stamp!

10. I like to cook and try new recipes but love to eat out too.

Are you yawning ? OK ... let me see... I'll pass this on to : Laurie, Grace, Jane, Amy, Dawn, Andrea, Emily

I'll post a card later. { hugs !}

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Tub to Chill In !

G'Morning, Friends ! My card for you today uses Annie LaPointe's cute little tub from My Favorite Things. I love this stamp but confess I've never heard the term " Chill Out" used in a positive tone of voice, have you ? Well, today will be a first ... this is positive girls ... as in ... YOU deserve to soak surrounded by flowers ! I've used SU! Pomegranate and Basic Grey's Euphoria for the background papers. The frame is cut with Labels Four and the image with an oval Nestie. The image was stamped with Memento Black and colored with Copics and SU! markers plus a silver Zig Paintly for the claw feet and faucet. Angel Wings Shimmerz was brushed onto the tub for some light sheen and the edges of the oval was lightly sponged with Bliss Blue. Mount the framed image with little pop dots. I added a white satin ribbon and some dew drops to the corners and that's it ! Have a fabulous day , everyone and BLESS you for stopping by ! { hugs!}

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Timeless Tuesday / Happiness ...

Hi Friends ! The challenge at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday is to use a frame such as a mat or similar. Here's my card. I played around with this for more than an hour and decided enough. I'm not thrilled with it but I think it's ok ,... what do you think ? The paper is from K&C, the stamps are from Flourishes, Judikins and IO. Trim , primas and brads are all from Michaels. I've been trying for the last couple of weeks to change my blog background but trouble abounds. So if you see something that seems a little " off " or not quite right... you will know why. Bear with me . I'm hoping with some help , I will get it all straightened out. Have a good -rest-of-the-day! { hugs !}

Monday, June 1, 2009

WooHoo... do you like blog candy ?

Well, if you do then you should hop over to June's . She has some really yummy stuff she is offering in honor of her blog-iversary.