Sunday, March 30, 2008


Next on the list is creating a few cards with the new Stampendous Cupcake set,it is just so cute! I had a hard time getting started with this stamp set, and I don't know why but I think the card I created worked out nicely. I used Cameo Coral and some fun decorative paper I received as a gift. I created two of these cards since I have a lot of birthdays coming up that need cards. I plan on continuing the brithday card creation by using some of the new PaperTrey Ink stamps, inks, and papers released recently. I also want to try this stamp set out again, I think I can do better then what I created today, but time will tell. I hope you stop by soon to see more creations!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Cleaning Hanna

I ordered five Hanna stamps set with the last release, with that special going on how could I resist? I picked up two previously released stamp sets and three new ones, making this cute Hanna cleaning set. I thought I was going to hate it....I mean a card with a cute girl cleaning on it, I thought it was a little wrong....but I gave it a shot. I love how this card turned out, not my typical card, but defintly fun! Doesn't this card look cute? I thought the paper I used looked like wall paper and works well with the image. I have a few birtday cards I am creating using the cupcake set, then some with the PaperTrey Birthday sets....tune in soon for more!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Running Down the List....

So, there were all sorts of requests. So I am going to make them all! That's right, you heard me.....I am making all the cards you ladies added to the list. Frist up? Gruffies! The first reply to my post was a request for Gruffies so without further ado.... I don't know about you, but I never seem to have time to create a baby card when I need it, so I thought this stamp would be best for a baby boy card. I used my corner round to create a scalloped edge along the bottom of the card and mounted my cute 'Beary Big Yawn' stamp on some simple dotted paper. I also colored the same image for a baby girl card, but that one is still in the process, I can't pick a paper to use for it! So what comes next? Stop by tomorrow I should have a Hanna Stamps card to share. I picked up the Cleaning Hanna set, so I will share that card next, then cupcakes are in the wings! More to come ladies, so get ready!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Stamping Away!

I have so many new stamps that I have received recently that I can't decide what to stamp with first! So I am asking you...what would you like to see first?

-Gina K. Stamps
-Hanna Stamps
-My Favorite Things
-Stamping Bella
-Stampendous Cupcake set (from eP)

Please let me know what you think I should try out first, the one with the most 'votes' I will use next. I may even select a few ladies who give me their feed back to win the cards I create....*wink* *wink*

Have a great day ladies, and choose wisely...I need to stamp and I need you help to make such a critical decision.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Delayed Easter Mojo

I finally finished the two cards that I was working on and having trouble with. I used the layout from Julee's Mojo Monday sketch, yes it was posted Monday, but better late then never. I used two color schemes and the same layout on both cards. The first card is all pinks and yellows, I think these colors really emphasize this wonderful image from Gina K., I love the contrast of the eggs to the flowers in this one. The second card uses the same layout with purples and a few hints of pink to brighten up the card a bit. I love the little prima flowers I used as corner accents on both cards. I am loving discovering my Primas again, I have masses, but I never use them. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and got to spend some time with your family. Enjoy Ladies!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Quickie Easter Cards

With Easter tomorrow I realy had to sit down and create some fun springy Easter cards to give to my family with their Easter goodies. So I pulled out my 'Baskets of Happiness' stamp set from Gina K. Stamps and started going to town!. The first card I created uses all bules, greens and purples for a real subtle mix. I used my Giga and Mega punches to mat this basket onto the card base and added some violet brads to the four corners of the background paper. The second card uses the same layout with bright colors instead of subtle colors. The best thing about these cards is that the image lends it self to so many possibilities. I also am in the creating phase of two more Easter cards, when those are compelte I will post them, until then enjoy!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mail Call!

I think today calls for a little mail call! Do you love those days when you get packages? I know I LOVE it, the packages typically make my day, no matter how bad work was during the day seeing something no matter a box, a letter, a card or just something fun brightens my day. Yesterday I had to stay late at work for an extra three hours to help one of the office departments complete a presentation rendering, I was pretty out of it when I went home but on my stairs was a brown box. Now what was inside that box….PaperTrey! I love receiving stamps from PaperTrey, their packaging is so neatly done that I can’t help but notice the attention to detail in even the little things. Each stamp set is wrapped individually in tissue paper and cute plastic box that holds the stamps, the case, the instructions and the labels for the case. Then there is packing paper around all the included items so things don’t move around in transit….honestly they do an excellent job. I spent some time last night unpacking each set and adding each stamp to their case, then of course I had to organize them by volume and set number. I had yet to order Mixed Messages and Out on a Limb, both of which have been on my list, this month I finally ordered both sets as well as four of the newly released sets. I can not wait to get playing with these stamps…hopefully I can post something tomorrow to share.
Then today when I came home my new Hanna Stamps had arrived as well! I ordered 5 sets and I can't wait to get stamping, the new sets were all so cute! Since I was showing my new PaperTrey and new Hanna I just HAD to show my new Gina K....its only fair to share mail time with everyone. I just ordered new MFT stamps and new PaperPretties stamps, so those are still to come. Hope you liked taking a look at my pretty new stamps!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Bella Time

As promised here are the fun cards I created for Manda Montly Bella Card Swap. I really love my Bellas, I think they come close to being my favorite stamp type, but I have to be in the mood for Bella creations, do you know what I mean? The first card is a fun Cupcakabella card in purple. Purple is a color I never seem to use but I wanted to give it a chance on this card. I used my Copics and my Spica markers to create the colored image, so if you can't see it this card is super shinny. The Prima flower is from a flower rack I ordered when Prima had a special of buy one get one free going these flowers! This second card uses pink, which I have more paper for than I can manage. The decorative paper is from Basic Grey and uses shades of pink and green with a little brown accent. I love my ticket punch from SU! and I use it whenever I can. I also added a 'happy birhtday stampingbella sentiment in the word windoow punch from SU!. Hope you like my cards for this month, they were a lot of fun to create.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thank you all!

Ladies, quick post for now, with no card to share, but I just had to post this...THANK YOU. Every day at work (even though I shouldn’t) I come on to check my blog and the comments you make. I have had a lot of spam comments recently so I have had to put a moderation of comments on, although I hate doing it. You all make me smile, I create cards in my ‘spare’ time and I am glad that the people I am sharing them with enjoy them as much or possibly more in some cases than I do. You have all been super supportive of everything I have done and for that I am blesses. Don’t worry, I will continue to enter in all sorts of challenges, they keep me on my toes! Tonight I have more running around (parents are on vacation so I am in charge and super busy), but when I get home or tomorrow morning I will be posting the Bella cards I created this month for the monthly Bella Card Swap that Manda on SCS is hosting. A little sneak peek of what is to come…Cupcakeabella and Mwahabella are on their way!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


On Sunday night PaperPretties released two new stamps in conjunction with their Pajama Party, I attended the party but I did not create cards for the challenges. I wasn't feeling up to stamping on Sunday night, I am feeling much better but now I don't have time to stamp! Christie picked the newest Cutie Pie for PaperPretties Sunday night as well, and although I entered this round, I was no selected, but don't worry I will keep on trying! I thought I would share with you the three cards I created using the coffee set that PaperPretties released in late February.These cards I created a backaground paper for by stamping a pattern from the coffee bean pile that comes with this stamp set. I had a lot of fun turning the coffee beans in different directions to get various looks to the paper I was creating. I colored all parts of these images with Copic markers, then I went over the sugar bowls and the coffee pots with a Spica clear glitter pen...I love this thing! I don't know if you can see them, but these pens really create a nice shine to a fun image. I created the last card before I created the yellow coffee pot card, there was something about the coral that I didn't like so I tried a similar card with a differnt color to try and get better results. I like the layout of the coral card more, but the colors of the yellow card...oh well, you can't win them all.

Monday, March 10, 2008


Have you seen them yet?! If you haven’t I advise you to run in the other direction before you spot them…..Gruffies! Have you heard of these yet? The creators of House Mouse and Happy Hoppers have released a new line of stamps called Gruffies and I love the ones I now own! Of the newly released Gruffies I purchased five wonderful stamps from my HM and HH dealer, now my Gruffies dealer…Dick! If you have yet to meet Dick then by all means stop by HM Stamps and get to know the fun guy behind the masses of stamps! I am a subscriber to the monthly newsletter, which has been known to get my check book in trouble at times but has always been well worth it.The last newsletter that Dick sent our way told us all about this new line of stamps coming out and I just couldn’t help myself! I had to order a few fun stamps to hold me over, I mean how could I resist their cute little faces and fun fur, I did what any sensible stamper would do. I pulled out my new Gruffies stamps to create this fun spring card for a swap I signed up for, I hope you like it. I used a StampingBella sentiment, using the ‘Hugs’ part of ‘Warm Hugs’ and adding a few Dew Drops under the sentiment, creating an underline that I think really sets this card apart from the rest. I used some fun springy colors and I had a blast coloring in this cute new guy, hope you like it! I colored in this image with my Copic markers and I love how it turned out, the shading I did by adding layers of the same color to different areas.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Its Raining....It Pouring....

the old man is old....LOL

Two weeks ago we had a 50th Birtday Party to go to and my Dad was in charage of getting the gift and card. Now, the birtyday boy requested that we bring food for the mission that he can donate, so my Mom got together lots of things for the mission. Thus of course leaving my Dad with the daunting task of getting a card for his long time friend. Needless to say 15 minutes, and I mean 15 minutes, before we are supposed to be there he asks if I have a card he can use. Now, I always have cards, piles and piles of cards as many card makers do, but I did not have any guy birthday cards! So what did I do? I made one! Thats right, in under 15 minutes I created a fun birthday card which the birthday boy laughed about for many time to come. I knew what I had to do, I ran to my stamps and found my Gina K. 'You Know Your Old When...' set, it was prefect! I picked a color, some paper, the wonderful sentiments and colored a fun party guy for the card front. Inside the sentiment reads 'when the hair in your ears is longer than the hair on your head'.....he loved it! Out of all the cards that he received he kept showing people my quick creation, and I am happy to say that it brought a smile to may faces that night!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

More Kit Club

Ladies I am still sick…I hate begin sick, don’t you?! I have been coughing, but I am getting better, in fact I went to work today which wasn’t fun, but I had to go. We only get five sick days a year, and yesterday was the third day I had to use this year….not good! On the plus side I have more pictures to share with you of the never-ending card we made last weekend at Kit Club.My demo is wonderful and she enjoys challenging us whenever she can, and she did just that this past Kit Club Meeting. The never-ending card was so much fun and it wasn’t too hard, there were just a lot of pieces to stamp and attach to the card base. You really have to like someone to send one of these cards their way, a beautiful card, but a long process.I took a picture at ever stopping point to let you see the entire card, its hard to see how it opens, but it continues to open at every face. I love the colors that were used the green and the yellows are really springy which I think we all need with all the crazy snow we have been getting. Now don’t worry, I have plenty of other cards to share with you, hopefully I will get the chance to post another creation tomorrow! See you then!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Kit Club

This weekend we had our monthly KIT Club meeting and it was so much fun! We created three cards, today I am sharing the first two cards we made and I will be leaving the third card for tomorrow, its a never ending card so it requires a lot of pictures. I haven't been posting because I am sick....ick! I have a cough and I feel all horrible, not fun at all.

The first card is a mini card, a simple 3 x 3, and it is oh so cute! We used some of the new SU glitter, although I must say that I am partial to stickles more than glitter, much cleaner if you know what I mean. I spent that night and next day removing little pieces of green glitter from everything.

The second card uses white craft ink and pure color pencils to create a layered look that I just adore! We stamped with the White Craft Ink first then colored over each petal with several different colors to get that in depth look. Finishing the image off by adding white gel pen outlines and it! I have lots of other cards to share so stop by again!
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