Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Just Buzzing By

Another one of my favorite sets is Just Buzzing By. Such a cute set for lots of
cards and scrapbook pages. Today I would love to share this card with an inchie as
the focal point. Inchies are awesome, and you would be amazed how much you can actually get on one of these little squares. Like the bee on this one. You can make
up some of these little gems and just have them hanging around to make a quick card, kinda like card candy. Here is my very simple card.

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I used So Saffron, BasicBlack and Whisper White cardstock, and Basic Black and Versamark Ink to
make this. I would think this would fit a limited supply challenge, too. Just to show you don't need lots of stuff to make a great card.

Thanks for buzzing by. TA!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bots, Anyone? An ATC

I just love the Lots of Bots set in new catty. Little metallic critters, what could
be better? You don't have to feed them or take them for a walk, and if you train them
right, they will wait on YOU! Ahhh, the life. Well, I might as well wake up from
that daydream, lol. At least I can play with them. This is an ATC (Artist Trading Card) and is approximately 2.5x3.5 inches. They are just too cute, I'm tellin' ya.

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Details: Stamps: Lots of Bots, Cardstock: Rose Red, Black, Whisper White, Other:
Rose Red grosgrain ribbon, Detail White SU embossing powder.

Oh, and I would love to wish a very Happy Birthday to my wonderful friend Ellen Kemper at Blinkin, Thinkin, & Inkin. Go by her blog and wish her a Happy Birthday. And look around while you are there, she is fabulous! Link to her blog is in my left sidebar.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Pendant Park

Hello and Good Morning everyone, so glad you stopped by.

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Today's card is made with the Pendant Park set from the new catty. I just love those two
little squirrels on the back of the bench, don't you? I do love critters of most kinds, winged or not, so I buy lots of nature type stamps.

Just FYI however, you will probably never see a
card featuring a spider or snake on my blog. I do not like them at all!!! I did make a spider
from punches for a swap once, and it really creeped me out. If I can find that one, I will post it, but I won't make another, lol.

Ok, here are the details:

Stamp set: Pendant Park
Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla.
Ink: Old Olive and Chocolate Chip
Accesories: Large and Small Oval Punches, Chocolate Chip Ribbon.
The little strip on the bottom right side of the card is a great stamp from the set, Paired with the Chocolate Chip Ribbon it really sets the card off, I think.

Hope you enjoy today's critter card. See you again soon.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Another Stamp A Stack Card

This is another card from today's Stamp A Stack. I cased this card, only change out
stamp sets, from a card I saw at my upline's house on Monday night. I loved the non
traditional colors, as did my friends today. Thanks to whomever made this card for the
inspiration. Hopefully one day I can return the favor.

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Card Details: Stamp Sets, Snow Swirled and Delightful Decorations, Paper: Whisper
White, Pale Plum and Perfect Plum, Inks, Pale Plum and Perfect Plum. Extras, Ornament
Punch, Silver Brad, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Cord (retired SU) may substitute Silver Elastic Cording from Holiday Mini.

Thanks for stopping by again today. Hope to see you again tomorrow. Have a great

Saturday, September 26, 2009

WooHoo! No Critter 3D project!

Today, and you should be proud of me, lol, I made a project with no critter on it, and it's a
3D item to boot! This is one of the projects for today's Stamp A Stack. It is the cutest little

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I used Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Whisper White Cardstock. This little bag makes good use of the Big Shot. The flap is theTop Note Die and the pocket is the Scallop Envelope Die. Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, a Filigree Brad, and the
Curly Label Punch finish it off. Hope you like it.

Oh, and has anyone seen my Lovely As A Tree stamp set? I am using it for my Stamp A Stack, and it has gone up in a puff of smoke. I am in so much trouble.

Have a great day, see ya tomorrow.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Another Cardinal Christmas

Yes, Ellen,I know, another bird, but I just wanted to share one of the cards we are doing at my stamp a stack on Saturday.

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This card uses two of the latest techniques. First I brayered my new Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder from the Holiday Mini with Ruby Red Ink, added a piece of Whisper White card stock and an oval matte from the Dollar Tree, and ran it through my handy Big Shot. I just love the way it turned out. I trimmed the edges, layered it onto some Basic Black then onto a Ruby Red Card. I then used another oval matte (they came in a pack of three) and used it as a stencil to cut out an oval to match,and stamped my lovely cardinal. Iused markers to color him in. Added some Old Olive ribbon, colored the smaller one with my Always Artichoke marker, added a sentiment, some sponging, popped it up with dimensionals, and finished it off with some of our new Shimmer Paint in Champagne. I mixed with water and misted it on. Although you can't see the glimmer in the picture, it is really beautiful in real life. I'm telling ya,
this Shimmer Paint is a must have and at only $5.95, you need it NOW! LOL. If you don't have a demo, contact me in the upper left corner of my blog.

Thanks for dropping in. Have a great day! Oh, and remember, I WORK FOR COMMENTS
so please leave me one, lol.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ornamental Vase

Good Morning! How is everyone this glorious morning? It is going to be another sunny and
hot day with a chance of rain, cuz this is Florida and that is the forcast almost every day, lol.
I hope you have a sunny day, wherever you are, too.

Today I am sharing another card made with the ornament punch. It is a wonderful vase that
someone came up with by not putting the cardstock all the way into the punch. I'm not sure
who first came up with it, but I have seen it around quite a bit lately. It is really a cute idea
and another reason to buy the Ornament Punch in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

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I used the stamp set, Friends 24-7. Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry and Whisper White Inks and Cardstocks, Old Olive and Black Stazon Inks, and Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon. This was so easy to make and I think it turned out fabulous.

Thanks for coming, see ya tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Greetings Earthling!

Today's card is another swap card from VC Rocks! I'm tellin' ya, this group ROCKS! This was my swap for The Darker Side. I decided to go with an Alien landscape. Lots of steps in this card, but it turned out kinda cute.

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Details: Cardstocks, Ruby Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Brushed Silver. Inks, Ruby Red, Basic Black, Crushed Curry. Acc, silver brad, Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects, Small Oval and Circle punches. The greeting was curled
up like a banner, but has flattened some.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Casing the Priestess of Punch

I had to make the little fish that my friend Ellen Kemper from came up with.
She is so very cute.

I will have to say that Ellen amazes me at the things she comes
up with. Today I laughed out loud at yet another of her creations.
If you haven't checked out her blog today, you need to scoot on over
there and see what she has made. I promise you will be happy you
did. Ellen sent me a preview of another card coming this week, (a perk
from knowing the High Priestess of Punch) and I was laughing at that one, too.
Honestly, they are so cute, you can't help but chuckle,so don't miss a
day at her blog, there is always something wonderful
brewing. And don't forget to check out the beach babes, they are hot! LOL

Here is my almost complete case:

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This card uses Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry paper and ink, Whisper White paper, the sand is creamy caramel sponged on. The background is sponged Bermuda Bay and I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the bubbles and the seaweed, the Ornament Punch is the little fish, and the seaweed is from the Level 2 Hostess set Wings of Friendship.

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again tomorrow.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Well, it is September, over halfway through, actually, and so that means fall. Here in Florida we have to measure the seasons by the calendar, not by the weather, lol. So, in honor of a most wonderful time of year (in other states), here it is still boiling hot, humid and rainy with threats of thunderstorms and tropical depressions, I would like to present a fall card.

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The set is Season of Friendship. The cardstock colors are Really Rust, More Mustard, Chocoolate Chip and Whisper White, ink colors are the same plus Real Red. I really love this set and was so
happy it made the Catalog.

I can feel the cooler air already, oh nevermind, the AC just kicked in. I forgot where I was for a second.

Hope you have a great day. See ya later.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cracked Cardinal

Today's card is an answer to a challenge to use the cracked glass technique, from Tamarra at I cheated in that I used a journaling block left over
from a swap at Hot Swappin' Mamas, (another fantastic yahoo group). I just cut it down, added the back layer and the brads. I do love the cracked glass technique. If you don't know how to achieve this look, Tamarra has a short tutorial on her blog right now. Oh, and it's also........Another bird! Told you I love them, lol. Thanks for looking today, hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!
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Stamps used: A Cardinal Christmas, Graceful Words

Card uses Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red and Cool Caribbean (retired) cardstocks, Real Red, Basic Black, and Old Olive Inks, Red Gingham Ribbon, and Glassy Glaze.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Very Thankful

Good Morning, hope your week was great! Mine was long and uneventful, and that's a
good thing, lol. Today I would love to share a card done for somebody's weekend sketch contest. The problem is, not only am I a week behind, I can't remember who's
sketch it was, lol. I'm tellin' ya, this growing old stuff is no fun!

Can someone out there please tell me why I can't get my dates right? I posted this after 12AM on Saturday morning and it says Wednesday. What's up with that? Of course
neither one of the kids are home to help, isn't that just the way it goes? Oh well,
I'm rambling. On with the show!

One thing about me is I love birds. I think they are one of God's greatest gifts to
us, so any bird stamp that Stampin'Up! makes, has to go in my collection. Here is
the card.

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I just love this years new In Colors. The Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay are used on this card along with Brilliant Blue and Whisper White. Stamps used are Very Thankful, this year's Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set ($2.00 from each set purchased goes to RMHC) and Razzle Dazzle. What a pretty peacock he is! Have a great day! See ya tomorrow!

The Owl and the Pussycat

Now I know you are wondering what in the world that Title has to do with Stampin' Up!
Well, take a look at this card. I saw this idea on someone's blog awhile back, sorry I don't remember who it was, but turning the owl into a cat was genius! I was going for a clean, simple look, what do you think?

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I used one of my favorite stamp sets from the new catty. It is called Animal Stories.
Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Soft Suede and Crushed Curry Cardstock. Soft Suede and Pumpkin Pie Ink, and Pumpkin Pie Ribbon. The Hello sentiment is from the Pendant Park
Stamp Set.


Todays post is all about my babies, back when they were babies (and obviously eating some chocolate). They are eighteen and twenty now.

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This is a 6x6 scrapbook page that was for a VC Rocks! challenge posted by my wonderful friend Ellen Kemper from Blinkin', Thinkin', & Inkin'. The colors used are Ruby Red, Navy Blue and Sahara Sand. The sets used are Priceless and Animal Stories. The word Priceless is on a pull out journaling tag. The tree limb is hand cut.

I just don't do enough scrapbooking, so I love this kind of challenge. Ellen, do you
have any more for me?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


One of the best selling stamps in the new Stampin'Up! Idea Book and Catalog is the Medallion stamp. What a gorgeous stamp, so many possibilities. It is listed as a background stamp, but can be so much more. Today's card is just a sample of how
versatile it can be.

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This card pairs the Medallion stamp with another background stamp called Tres Chic. It uses Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry cardstock. The inks are Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry, tied up with some Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon and a Rhinestone Brad.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Friends 24-7

While I was hanging around the house this weekend, this is one of the cards I came up
with. I have had this set for quite some time and this is the first card I have made with it, pretty sad, huh? I love birds, so it was a perfect set for me. My mojo was on a short break so I decided to do a partial case of a card from the new 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog, page 100. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

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I used Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Pretty in Pink (flower) and Very Vanilla papers, Soft Suede ink, Kraft Ribbon and a Very Vanilla brad on this card. See ya again soon.

Build A Bear Workshop

Well, I'm back, sorry I was MIA over the weekend, I am having some computer problems at home, so I will have to post from work for a few days until I can figure out what the problem is.

I didn't leave the house all weekend, so I had lots of time to play. Here are two very simple cards I
came up with using the new Build A Bear Workshop set, Beary Best Friends. I didn' t use lots of embellishments on these cards, but they are still too cute. Hope you like them as much as I do.

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If you want to check out the entire line of Build A Bear, click on the Holiday Mini Catalog in my

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Here Goes.........

Ok, not to be left off the bandwagon, I (with help from my daughter) am starting a blog. Not sure anyone will want to read anything I have to post, but maybe someone may want to see some of my creations.

I may from time to time throw in a photo or two that I have taken, particularly of flowers, birds, nature in general, and my family.

I know there are so many wonderful stamping blogs out there, but if you will stick with me as I learn this
blogging thing (evidently you can teach an old dog new tricks) I just might surprise you.

This card is one I made for a VC Rocks! (an awesome yahoo group) swap titled "FACES" and
since a clock has a face, I used the Sense of Time set from Stampin' Up! I did a bunch of
distressing on this card using the SU distressing tool, and I think it turned out pretty good.