Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy December...

Do you like my new blog banner? Do ya?
I made it myself..little miss not-computer-smart!! haha!

I used Stampin' UPs new My Digital Studio!
Thousands of images, papers, doodads (OH! I forgot to put some doo-dads in there..hmmm) that you can manipulate all over your page!

I used the 5x7 horizontal greeting card format to design the header..I just found out-by trial and error-that that format makes the header much smaller-instead of HALF the page! hee hee (since I dont have photo Shop, or the skillz to resize my stuff..)

The colors are EERILY similar to my daughters halloween costume in a previous post...LOL!

Well this holiday will be bittersweet-my brother will be absent.
There is still a very deep dark hole in my heart... I dont s'pose it will be filled anytime soon...

OK I didnt mean to be a downer....;)

Get happy- go do your Christmas shopping!
(Woodja do mine too?? lol)


Monday, November 2, 2009

..and 1 more thing...

Seeing how it is Nov 2nd....of COURSE it is almost 80 degrees out! lol

Halloween 2...

Here is Halo in the fairy costume that Gramma made! Gramma has made almost every Halloween costume for her, PLUS costumes just to play in!

Since halo was 2!! Love it! This was made by request from my daughter..I didnt think she was still into fairy-frou-frou...but whats not to love!!

We bought the wings and Halo and i glittered them up! She ended up not wearing them trick-or-treating..they kept flopping backwards and they felt heavy she said.


We had a soccer game on Halloween. We lost, but still are in 2nd place for our division! Playoffs start in 2 weeks..I LOVE watching soccer!!

We had snack duty, so I put the "healthy" treats for after the game in brown sacks, and embellished with stamps, paper, and vintage crepe paper streamers! I love that old stuff!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


This pic is from June 2006.This is my oldest brother, Allen, and his wife Jen(on the right).
This is one of the few and one of my favorites pics I have of him and I. The other fave pic is when I was 6 and he was 8. (that is one of my other brothers fingers 'in' his
Well, my brother passed away Sept 15th, suddenly.
I am heartbroken, for me, and my whole family. His wife is devastated, as we all are. She is such a great girl, I love her, and I hate that he is gone.
This weekend is his burial, and its going to be heartwrenching. It just isnt right, shouldnt be happening.
Love you much, Allen.
Ill miss you forever

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Oh HEY there!!!!!


Back from Stampin' UPs yearly convention! Awesome fun, a LOT because of these gals (and 1 guy) here--

Husband doesnt know it yet, but I am planning on going next year too.....*wicked smile*

Maybe if he learned to read my blog...!

I was in several card swaps, seems I came home with WAY more than what went with...I had to FedEx 2 boxes home... yet my luggage still only weighed 41 lbs, and it was 40 lbs when I left for SLC...LOL

Since I am slow and on dial-up (not for much longer friends! lol) and its after midnite, I am only loading one card here..details will come later! I just need to update. Its probably getting close to some card candy time....

This was for Kristas New Set card swap-I LOVED this card, I think I am so smart-the patterned DSP looks kinda swirly-misty-ghosty facey to

The Headstone tag pulls out for your scary party info! Hey JanTink---YILM!! haha

Graveyard gala stamp set

Nouveau Chic DSP

Brushed Silver cardstock

Grey Taffeta ribbon

(whats with the double spacing as I type? )

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009


well HELLOO!! Sorry its been 2 months since a post-yikes!

The NEW 2010 Stampin' UP! catalog arrived today-but it doesnt go live until July 1st! WOWZA! Its truly beautiful! And the goods inside---*sighs*... love love love

my first card, using then ew Level 3 Hostess bundle, one of the awesome things Demos could pre-order June 1st.

Base card and ink is Melon Mambo....wanna dance??

Designer paper is Level 3

NEW Polkadot ribbon in Crushed Curry...mmmmmm....

Flower stamp is also from the bundle.

And the Thankyou tag..that is a NEW Tag Punch!!!!

So much good stuff, and a super quick card!


Im happy to be back!


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Scene in a Garden... old potting table, some stacked pots, Wellies, and of course a red bird!

New set in the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini brochure, available from April 1st to June 30!

There's some HOT stuff in there!

Clear window sheets, and window sheets with white designs to overlay cards with! Fab!
Great new designer papers!

OH MY E-GADS a Matchbox Die for your/my/you-need-one BigShot die cutting machine!! Seriously-Y'all need one, need being the operative word! lol

This card uses Washington Apple des. paper, Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue and Tangerine Tango papers and inks.
Pumpkin Striped ribbon.
Blender Pens to watercolor with (tho its not my forte! But I do OK..)
Scallop Circle die (red circle)
and Texture Plates #4 using the Daisy template on red scallop, but I dont think you can see it well in the photo, unless you click to enlarge to jumbotron size!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, March 23, 2009

That 70s Show.....

So the Girl Scout Father/Daughter Disco dance was on Saturday nite (fever)lol, and here is my sweet duo in their thrifted costumes-sunglasses and all!! I blow dried and foofed up the husbands hair--niiiiice!! lol eww!

I neglected to make him wear some gold chains...a'la 70s used car salesman.

Couldnt find the plaid pants either-but arent those red-orange jeans just HOT!!!!
Looky that blow-dried poofy do he sports!! Thank goodness its back to normal now!
Aaaaand he grew all the facial hair JUST FOR the dance! Isnt he nice! lol
Thank GOODNESS its gone now! achk!
I lived thru the 70s in my teen years-doesnt mean I wanna see it all over again!

Monday, March 16, 2009

See, I KNOW Summers coming soon.....

I LOVE these beach glass looking beads Patricia makes.. I think the blue heart moves back and forth on the chain?? Did you tell me that Patricia??

Beachy Bracelet

Sunday, March 8, 2009

And so a month later....

I find THIS card I havent posted! I think I made it back in January.

I think I sent it to Amy...;)
I used the SU texture Plates thru my BigShot machine, then had the idea (Im sure like many others did) to sand off the top of the raised embossed design.
With the Designer series paper, it has a white core, so the sanding shows up so cool!
Click on the pic for upclose detail.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, February 9, 2009

bizzy bizzy bizzy

Riding hood Red base card, Candy Lane designer paper,Riding hood Red ink, Love You Much stamp set, Top Note sizzix die for inside of card. Inspired from a swap card from Ruthie Burkey.
I love these little 3x3 note cards! Tiny is always adorable! Baja Breeze and Sahara Sand Textured base cards. New Sweet Slumber designer paper...*sighs* Fab color combos! I used the Heart to Heart punch to punch out different sizes of the Sweet Slumber papers, 4 different sheets (= 8 patterns!) Adhered them on, and popped up a couple hearts with a Dimensional. Scallop punched the edge, layered a red dot strip to the inside.
These were totally inspired by a full size card on Kristina Werners blog

This must be my FAVE paper! Oh wait, I thought Rockabilly was my fave...or Parisian Breeze....

Had a stamp class yesterday (HI Lisa!), lots of fun, it always is!
Remember to click on a pic for closeups!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, January 19, 2009


Ribbon Rosettes...sigh..I love them!

Pirouette Pink card base, little hearts are first stamped with Frenchy saying from new Rooster Hostess set onto Pink Pirouette. paper, then punched out with new 3 Heart punch and adhered to card front, strip of Riding Hood Red Textured paper, strip of Candy Lane striped, scallop punched out image. and the ribbon rosette behind that.

Take a 12" long pc of wide ribbon (Pink Pirouette 1 1/4' ribbon) and do a running stitch along one edge the whole length. Gather it up til it forms a circle and stitch together. I put Tombow glue around the edge, then dipped in glitter.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


A little thankyou for a friend!

A little Something Hostess level 2 set, Pink Pirouette Scalloped Note Card, Raspberry Tart Des. paper,
Riding Hood Red ink and cardstock, Square Scallop punch, 1 3/4 circle punch, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, and of course Dazzling Diamonds glitter!

Cards for jamis swap...

I LOVE being invited to be in Jamis swap group! Everyone goes above and beyond making the coolest cards! Here's mine-
Top card is a variation of my real swap (bottom cards-both use same supplies)-Kiwi Kiss base stamped with Sweetest Stems set, Raspberry Tart paper, medium Sizzix Scallop Die punched with 1/4" circle punch and cut into fourths, then layered behind the Sweet Stem Embosslits (cuts out and embosses at the same time!) in Pink Pirrouette and Riding Hood Red. RHRed Taffeta ribbon, Scallop Square Punch and half pearls from the Pretties Kit.
Middle card- Hand Drawn Level 3 Hostess bundle, Baja Breeze base card, left edge stamped with just the top of the cupcake swirl. Happy Birthday and striped sides of designer paper from bundle. Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze Scallop circle punch, Dazzling Diamonds glitter on cupcake swirls. Kiwi Kiss Striped ribbon.
Click pics for up close detail!
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


What the heck happened to my counter??? lol
It gone! Last time I looked it was 60thousand something.......
I was thinking about blog candy, and since I never scroll down to the bottom of my page, I never pay attn. to the counter #. But now I want to! And now Im sad!
Is it so self-congratulatory to want all those #s down there??? Is that so bad? LOL

Monday, January 12, 2009

Button Bouquets

Ok so I dorked and deleted the last Bouquets! oy!

ALL SU only buttons and felt flowers and Pretties kit pieces.
And thankyou to all who had previously commented on them!!
Click the pics to see them totally close-up!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Sorry 'bout those posts that dissappeared...;) ;)

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Happy Happy New Year!!!

May it be the best year yet!!