Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


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Halo was having fun decorating my glass cloches with vintagey Christmas goodies!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas! Early!!

My husband said I needed a new camera, so he gave me one early for Christmas!
I DID tell him how much he ROCKS!! Notice my new pic over there? -------------->
Self portrait in "slimming mode"...Bah-hahahah YOU know--- hold camera above your head, look up, and 20lbs melts right off when you take the pic!
Nikon S52 CoolPix-- lovin' it!

So HAPPY that now I can start putting pics on here again! The scanner really sucked!

Merry Christmas to my friends!
Happy Hannukah to my friends!
Happy Holidays to my friends!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Little Sumthin' New!

Well HELLO again! MIA.... lol

Here are 4 snowflakes I made, using the BigShot machine and the large snowflake die.

Mind you I had to use the scanner to get a pic...hoping for that new camera for Christmas! lol

I cut the top and bottom off of an Arizona tea can, the tall ones. (after my DH drank it of course! ;)) I was able to finagle 3 Snowflakes from one can!!

I ran 1 piece of the tin , with a piece of cardstock on top the tine, thru the BigShot, and the Snowflake popped right out from the backing.

Click on pic for close-up...TOTALLY ginormous!! lol
Thanks for coming back to look!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Card Class

The bottom 2 are the 2 cards I showed at Leslies house this past weekend. We also made a tin with a belly-band and Sizzix leaves and fall paper, but, alas, I cant get it on my scanner! LOL
The card with the red bird was an afterthought, to just add a pop of red and change the feel of it.
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cards for Jamis Christmas card swap

I LOVE Mr Twigster in-a-cupcake! lol
Tangerine Tango base card stamped with snowflakes.
I cut out Frosty Day paper for the cupcake liner and his hat.
Glittered all the frosting and up his side a bit. This is a scan, so it isnt as crisp and clear as Id like. Hes not blurry IRL! lol

Click for closeup!

The next 3 pics are the On Board Trinkets Ornament kit. All the designer paper is DIE-CUT to match the DIE-CUT words and shapes!!! PERFECTLY! No trimming needed!
I inked the edges in red, then glittered the whole front side of ornaments, and you can still see the paper thru it.
Thankyou JAMI for taking the 2 good pics! The pic with the JOY in it is from my scanner ( remember, dead camera... ;))
Soooo much sparkly-shiny goodness here!! Removable from card to hang on tree or wherever!

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Last month card class

Fun class! Tangerine Tango card base,Haiku DS multi-striped paper layer, Saffron Twill wide ribbon, Old Olive & Whisper White Top Note Die, Tang. Tango, So Saffron, Old Olive ink.Wide Oval punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Baja breeze card base and ink, Green Tea DS paper layer, Eastern Blooms branch on Shimmer White (yum!) in Old Olive and Baja Breeze. Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Curly Label Punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter.
Im sure these arent original layouts, probably many ideas rolled together from Splitcoast and tons of blogs!!

Thanks for visiting!

Bella Rose

I love this paper, and a simple to-do card, but I cant stand scanning cards! ugh!

No true colors! No matter how much I play with contrast and brightness etc.

Oh well, it is what it is right now! lol

Bella Rose DS paper, Whisper White paper, Riding Hood Red ink, Kiwi /Vanilla Satin Ribbon (love this stuff!) Pocket Silhouettes stamps.

Thanks for visiting!

Happy November!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Hijinks!

This is Halo as a Mime for Halloween! Also a pic of Halo and her friends (missing another Mime tho!) that went trick-or-treating. (2 1/2 hours up and down the streets, I think my hips are gonna POP their sockets!! LOL)

Thanks KIM for the pictures!

Friday, October 17, 2008

How did I forget this one??

How did I forget to post this card? This was for Jamis swap on SCS back in August.

Bella Blossoms-just a FABULOUS flower!!

My camera is still has 'black screen of death' syndrome, so Im pulling form pics before it..well..died! lol

Pixie Pink ink, Top Note die piece layered in Shimmer White & Pixie Pink, Basic Grey base card, Clear Chunky Glitter essentials, Kiwi Kiss text. paper under scalloped edge, and the FAB Kiwi Satin ribbon. Also silver Filigree Flower brads.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


And it REALLY does look like candy!!

Since my digi camera has the Black Screen of Death now, I cant post anyhting until I can remedy the sitch. So my FAB friend Patricia is having some blog candy goin' on on her JEWELRY blog!
Go check it out HERE!!!!

If you go HERE, you will see what we all made with this kit(all different color-ways tho). mine was on Sept 8.

So go enter!!!!!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Be Scary Halloween!

What a fun card making day today! 10-11 stamping friends, and this card is one I designed last week, and they all made today! My camera was working last week, as i tookpics of this card and my Halloween banner at the same time. I forgot until I looked in my Windows gallery. (time for a new camera since the digi screen comes and goes at will!! spooky..)

BUT.... here is something bizarre! A gal whos blog I visit, posted THIS card today (Sunday), and its almost exactly the same!!! GASPED when I saw it! (its the 2nd card)

Its kind FREEKY when 2 stampers channel each other in cardmaking!!

Becky posted hers today, I made mine last week and didnt post it, so its just crazy that we came up with nearly the same design!!!
When I hover over the image it shows the date I took the pic-9/23-08! lol
Beware Halloween Hijinks!! LOL

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

For MaryBeth!!! LOL The BLUE room...

Oooh LOOK! hee hee To the left is my halloween banner! LOL

OK so my darling husband (at most times! lol) painted the kitchen with a custom color I had made from a piece of paper- SU! Soft Sky ink rubbed into white cardstock!! LOL Seriously I DID!!! I have been a Tuscan (not Tuscon! lol) red and mellow yellow girl for YEARS!

ALL of a sudden BLUE is showing up all over my house! WELL!! Wouldnt you know it that the new blue I have, coordinates fantabulously with that red and mellow yellow! See the painted rooster next to the pumpkin floral thing(more about THAT later!). THAT was my inspiration! Blue, yellow, and red! Kinda Swedish, kinda not!
Click on a pic to see floral and color DETAILS!

One wall I will be using a pearl paint to make a large Harlequin pattern on the wall, just to make it 'special'! Break up the expanse of blue, make it different!

Oh, about that Pumpkin floral thing... I MADE that!! I dont 'do' floral design, I suck at it!

But I have to say, this came out pretty darn COOL! Saw one in Michaels for about $70. All the picks were .99 cents, I bought 6, and 2 large picks for 3.99.

Pumpkin was 8.99. I carved off the top of it ,(using it to make a halloween hat for a cement bust I have..more on that later too! Not 'MY'

So I tell ya, all those oranges and reds and yellows in the Pumpkin floral thing POPS off my new blue walls!!! Its FALL and Halloween in my house now! And about 90 degrees outside too!
Oh, and this card ( 2nd card) of Jan Tinklenbergs reminded me of my kitchen with the fall colors!!! Love ya Jan!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Halloween Banner

Oooooh I LOVE banners! This was fun to make, and I really like it!!

I used SU!s new BigShot Die cutting machine, and the Pennant die, Bird w/Leaves and Flower die, and all the little flowers and branches and doo-dads and extra pieces that were cut also!

Used Textured cardstock in White, Black, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, and Designer Series paper in Ghostly Greetings!

Also Black Chunky Essentials glitter, Red Rhinestone Brads (they look orangey!)

I just started layering and punching and glittering.

Oh I used some Halloween Rub-ons too!

The black bird I LOVE!! I glittered it with the Black Chunky glitter-That stuff is fabu-tastic!!

Basic Gray Taffeta and Black Gingham ribbons too.

Oh! The pumpkin is from a BigShot Die also! Neato!
And I used Tangerine Tango striped ribbon to make the Rosettes on the 2 smaller pennants!! With a black button and Black Chunky glitter in the centers!!

Click on any pic for a nice clear GINORMOUS look! HA!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bangles and brew!!

THIS is what I did last night... Had so much fun making bracelets with my friends! These are coil bracelets , they go around your wrist about 2 1/2 times. We strung them from glass Lampworked beads my friend Patricia MAKES herself!! Besides them being beautiful...they are just beautiful! lol
The pic shows 6 of them stacked on the neck of a glass bottle. Mine is the brighty one towards the bottom, with the squarish yellow "eyeball" bead!
We have been encouraging Patricia to make kits to put on her ETSY site....

Have a great Sunday!!!
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Go HERE for the Inspiration pic!

Here is my take on it- All SU! supplies
Choc. Chip card base, Shimmer White paper stamped with Eastern Blooms, using Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa.
I just kept layering the flowers and colors, adding small accents to break it up some.
Green Plaid is from the new Banbury Des. paper.
Chocolate fancy strip and Oval from the new True Elegance Accents and Elements.
OMGosh girls, these are beautiful accents! Heavy watercolor type paper, die cut, NO sticky adhesive on the back (I love that) and they are printed beautifully!
Get some! They are a must-have!!!
I gathered up a piece of Chocolate Taffeta ribbon underneath the oval piece.
Click the bottom pic for detail view of that Shimmer paper! I LOVE that stuff!!!
Thanks for visiting!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Say It With Scallops

oh this set is fun! 4 images stamp in a scallop shape, then you punch it out with the matching scallop punch! Marvellous!

I used Certainly Celery, then Baja Breeze ink on the edge of the stamp (Rock 'n' Roll), onto Shimmer white paper, Stamped large flower from Embrace Life in blue, then layer papers from Green Tea DS paper.

I dyed White Taffeta ribbon by pulling it thru Baja Breeze ink pad, then I saw the tech on someones blog - unravel one edge of the ribbon a bit, then pull on 1 of the threads running the length of the ribbon, and it will start to gather (with my numb fingers, it would've been faster to run to the sewing machine to gather it!! LOL) Doesnt it look PRETTY all ruffled?

I backed the scallop piece with Not Quite Navy and Old Olive textured paper, and roughed up the edges. Finally a light blue Rhinestone brad in the corner.

Thanks for visiting!

Click on pic for up close view!


Wednesday, August 27, 2008


My take on the UDI IC6.

Shimmer White paper, Baja Breeze ink stamped off, Say it With Scallops stamp set, matching square scallop punch, Tres Chic background stamp, various crystal beads, pearls and flowers from the Pretties Kit, 5 Petal Flower punch.
Soft and dreamy!!
Click on pic to see detail of Shimmer paper!!
Card is 3x6".
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

UDI Diva Challenge #5

This is my take on the Challenge- you can see the Inspiration Pic here-

I used new In Colors Pacific Point, and Baja Breeze, One Of A Kind stamp set, and Baja Breeze DS paper stamped with Pacific Point ink with flowers. Silver Hodgepadge Hardware, and Baja Breeze striped ribbon.
On the first card I used White gel pen for all the dots, but SERIUOSLY need some new glasses, since the corner dots arent straight! Sorry to show you that, but I wanted to 'step it up' a little from th e original one in the bottom pic! Oy!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Do you Haiku?

OH. MY. WORD!! Seriously...Who could'nt LOVE this stuff?!?! lol

This basket is from the new SU! Sizzix BigShot Baskets and Blooms die!!

2 half-sheets of Haiku Designer paper, passed once thru the machine with the die, and I made 2 baskets, and all the flowers and tags!!! I am never hand cutting a template AGAIN!! HA!

I added the new Kiwi/Vanilla double sided satin ribbon, and some random buttons. Perfect fit for a gift card, little candies, and LOTS of LOVE!!

Click on pic to enlarge for detail.

Monday, August 18, 2008

BellaRose & Baja Breeze

Ahhhhh....Sweet Bella Rose! I used 9 or 10 of the 12 Bella Rose paper patterns! Had to try to show it all! I love Shabby Chic! 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 squares, layered onto Chocolate Chip, and my infamous scallop flower-on-a-circle (seems I do a LOT of those...) with Choc dotted 5 Petal Flower Punch on top and a red button. LOVE!!!
Always set, with bird stamped in Baja Breeze on Whisper White, overstamped with Choc Chip saying. Choc Chip base card, Baja Breeze layer, dotted Choc Chip scallops, and stamped-by-me background paper, using Boho Backgrounds stamp set.
Baja Breeze......the new Soft Sky...which was the new Cool Caribbean!! LOL (HA! MaryBeth!!)
Bothe these cards were for Jamis July new color swap on SCS.
Click any pic for a close up!
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Faux 'Maux-mento' Mall !!

SU! Demos will know what Im talking about!! At the Stampin Up! convention, there is the Memento Mall, where you can buy souveneirs of all sorts of SU trinkets- charms, shirts ,hats, and now SU chapstick!!! Well, Im NOT going to convention, so I made my own SU chapstick, using the Bella Rose DS paper!!!
As Jan would say- YILM!!!
Used clear packing tape around to keep th epaper from getting worn or dirty!
Im so smart!!!
Thanks for looking!

NAC swaps

Riding Hood Red card base, new Bella Rose DS paper, Party Hearty stamp set, Scallop circle punch, red gingham ribbon dyed with Riding Hood Red ink pad, new straight scallop punch on party hat piece. I have since added a red button to the center of flower!

Kiwi Kiss base card. Kind Thoughts large stamp in black. Fresh Cut set in black on glossy white. Sponged with Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine tango. Mat is Tangerine Tango, and scallop is Baja Breeze. I dyed Bashful Blue grosgrain with Baja ink pad.
Not Attending Convention swaps! A group of SCS demos who arent going, decided to do some cardfront swaps! Here are mine! I cant wait too see what comes back!! Click on a pic for close detail!
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Diva Inspiration Challenge 1

I was asked to be on a weekly Inspiration team for the UDI blog. Every Thursday (Wed nite) Ill upload my interpretation on the Inspiration pic of the week!

Thanks Maria for the invite!!

This weeks pic was a group of bright balloons against a beautiful blue sky! Heres my take on it-

Hope you like!!! All supplies Stampin' up!-
Friendship Flowers stamp set, Glossy paper
new In-Colors ink/paper- Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, and regular color Summer Sun.
All different sizes of circle punches. layered like crazy!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Star Lily?

I think thats the name? lol They are EX-PLODING right now!! These bulbs are a couple years old, and now they are just going crazy!! Ahhhhh...the heady and strong! They are in the shade in the pics, hope they arent hard to see!