Wednesday, September 30, 2009

happy hearts...

Happy Wednesday!!!
I am relieved to have made it to the middle of the week...I just started off the week tired, and when that happens...I just feel grouchy :( I did get 8 hours of sleep last night, so hopefully today will be brighter (for everyone), LOL!!!

I am on a SU! card makin' roll. I pulled out another of my favorite SU! sets (retired)~Happy Hearts...don't you think this heart image looks like a cowboy hankie? I also used some Cameo Coral (I used to use this color all the time...until I discovered Berry Sorbet from PTI), I also added some Ruby Red and Not Quite Navy...really a pretty color combo, IMO.

happy hearts coral

Yesterday I picked up my new glasses (although I wear contacts the majority of the time)...when I got home Mike didn't even notice (which is not really like him~nothing EVER gets past him!). I said "do you like my new spec's?" and he said they look like my old ones~geesh!!!! At least I can see better with them!!! You can see them here.

I am planning on taking off a few days next week, to just do some fun stuff~stamp, take pictures, organize (I know weird...but I think it is fun), and go through my SU! stamp sets. I am going to put them on EBay and hopefully send them to a new home...if you are interested in my "For Sale" list of stamp sets, leave me a comment (make sure you leave me a way to get a hold of you) or email me and once I get the list together I will forward it on to you.

Have a Fabulous day!!!

Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Happy Hearts/Mixed Messages (PTI) stamp sets; Cameo Coral/Not Quite Navy/Ruby Red/Whisper White cardstock; Cameo Coral/Ruby Red/Not Quite Navy ink; Doily Lace Edge Punch (EK Success); Enchanted Evening double stitched ribbon (PTI); Vintage Button (PTI); Twine

Monday, September 28, 2009

a happy SU! hello...

Hi'ya peeps!
I hope your Monday is off to a great start...I did absolutely nothing productive over the weekend. I just felt like doing nothing~so I did, LOL! I am sure I will be stressed this week, feeling like I am behind, but oh well, sometimes you just gotta let the housework and groceries go!!! Which makes me wonder what we will have for dinner tonight!!

I did have some time in my craft room~which made me happy!!! I pulled out some of my old SU! sets and was feeling pretty creative (: I will try to not post a Papertrey card this week~it will be hard, but I can do it!!). I used one of my all time favorite SU! sets Petal Prints...this one has gotten inked up a lot in the past (I think it is retired now). I just love it!!! I don't think I will ever part with it. I also used another fav of mine...Lots of Thoughts, and of course I had to use some ribbon and a button (I def need a 12 step program~I am Gretchen, and I am addicted to buttons!!!).

petal prints hello

I was contacted by Carol about a week ago...she is a sweet blog reader (: She asked me if I would mind if she posted pictures of my craft space in her article for the Examiner, I was honored and excited that she asked~thanks again Carol!!! Here is the link to the was really neat to see my space online!

Have a terrific Monday!

Supplies used (all SU!): Petal Prints/Lots of Thoughts/Polka Dot Bkgrd stamps; Bashful Blue/Choc Chip/Whisper White cardstock; Choc Chip ink; Chocolate Satin Ribbon; Pastel Button; Twine; Scallop/Square Punches

Friday, September 25, 2009

HB to Gillian...

Today is my niece Gillian's Birthday...HAPPY BIRTHDAY GILLI (:

ebb cherries bday

Of course I had to make her a cute card, with buttons and ribbon...*smile* I pulled out my Everyday Button Bits (which has gotten a lot of use these days...sorry if you are getting sick of cards with this set), and decided to go with the cherries (love them, lol!). I am thinking I may need to make a PTI order soon...because I am starting to feel the need for some new stuff!!!

Ashley is in California with Nate for a conference until Monday night, so that means I am working today (I had to do a 5 day work week *crazy*, LOL! I am realizing how spoiled I am to have my Fridays off!!!).

Lots of stuff planned for the weekend...hope I can get it all done, I may just decide watch movies with Mike!

Have a Fabulous weekend!!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Everyday Button Bits stamp set; Raspberry Fizz/Ripe Avocado/Choc Chip (SU!)/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Choc Chip (SU!)/Ripe Avocado ink; Berry Sorbet Vintage Buttons; Brown Dotted Satin Ribbon; Edge Punch (EK Success)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

need a couch day????

another quickie post...
I made this card for a friend of mine that I just reconnected with on Facebook (love that place!!!). I just love the sentiments in the On My Couch stamp set!!! They are just so stinkin' cute!!! Somedays you just need a couch day, right?

on my couch-couch day

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): On My Couch stamp set; Kraft (SU!)/Ocean Tide/Ripe Avocado/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Ripe Avocado/Ocean Tide/Choc Chip (SU!) ink; Ocean Tide Grosgrain Ribbon

Sunday, September 20, 2009

casing myself...

I have another quickie post~I am really hoping my week isn't as crazy as last week!!! We celebrated Sharon's birthday on Saturday night~good times!!! I knew I wanted to use my EBB stamp set (love these little chicks!!!). I know I made a card very similar to this one in the past...but I really like the color combo, and it sort of matched the little basket I put Sharon's gift in. I always have fun celebrating birthdays!!! And I love buying and assembling gifts~probably because my love language is gifts *smile*

EBB chickadee

And I am starting to realize that I have an addiction to buttons!!!

Now for some randomness~I recently went to the eye doctor (March), for my yearly exam...and my prescription pretty much stayed the same from the previous year, so I bought a years worth of lenses...well, over the past few weeks I have has some serious issues with my vision!!! I called the Doctors office and got in for an exam~my left eye went up 2 steps (I am nearsighted) and my right eye has astigmatism!!! No wonder I couldn't see, LOL! Unfortunately since I cut the tops from my contact boxes for my rebate I couldn't return my old lenses~BUMMER!!! But on the up side~Ashley helped me pick out some new glasses (will post pic's when they come in this week). Needless to say, I will not buy my contacts in bulk anymore!!! Getting old kinda stinks (the eye doctor even used the B word with me~you know...bifocals *gasp* I am holding off on those for now), LOL!!!

Have a terrific Day!!!

Supplies used: (PTI unless noted): Everyday Button Bits stamp set; Aqua Mist/Berry Sorbet/Choc Chip (SU!)/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Choc Chip (SU!) ink; Vintage Buttons; Doily Lace Edge punch (EK Success); Brown Dotted Satin Ribbon; Twine (SU!)

Friday, September 18, 2009

a "fall~ish" card...

Today is gonna be a quickie!!! I have been swamped! Today I hope to catch up a bit...fingers crossed!!!

I have been trying to get into the fall mood...but since the temps here in AZ are still around 100 degrees~it doesn't quite feel like fall yet.

I pulled out an oldie but goodie stamp set for this card, Carved and Candlelit, It may be hard to see from the photo, but I popped up the middle pumpkin with some dimensionals. Of course I had to add some ribbon and a button and some punched edges *smile*

carved and candlelit

Have a terrific weekend!!!

Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Carved and Candlelit stamp set; Pumpkin Pie/Choc Chip/Old Olive/Whisper White cardstock; Pumpkin Pie/Old Olive ink; Orange Striped Ribbon (I think this is retired SU!); Button (unknown); Twine; Diamond Lace Edge Punch (EK Success)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

sharing some RAK's (Random Acts of Kindness)...

I have been crazy busy the past few days with a photography since I have been busy doing editing stuff, I thought I would share a few RAK's that I have received recently, so you would have some new and exciting things to look at today...

shelli 1

I have some really great blog readers/friends!!! *smile*. The card above is from Shelli, who I email/FB on a regular basis...she just started blogging a little while can check out her blog here!

willa jean

The second card is from Willa Jean, who I have also met through my blog, she is the sweetest person and lives in a state that I used to *smile* (not sure how much info she wants me to give out).

I just love getting cards in the mail!!! Especially hand made ones.

I have to say I am so blessed through this old blog of mine!!! I have met so many wonderful people who share the same addiction~I mean hobby that I do.

Enjoy today!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Life is better with you in it...

life tree

Happy Monday again...boy this weekend really flew by!
Some weekends just seem to get away from me, and this was one of them!!!

I was busy all day Friday trying to figure out a computer problem~which took most of the day, but finally got fixed (still don't know what I did), Saturday was a photo shoot (Ashley and I scoped out the area in the morning), so it was pretty much a day of photography~no complaining here!!! Although I did not get my house work biggie, it will still be waiting for me when I get around to it~right? And Sunday is our family day, so after church I made a quick lunch and while everyone was watching football, I snuck into my computer room and started some photo editing.

Luckily I had a card from last week that I forgot to post, because I didn't get any stamping time in. I cased this card from Nichole. I know I have said it before, but I LOVE her work!!! So pretty! Have you seen the new release? I think I am in trouble this month!!!!

Enjoy today!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Life/Rustic Branches (polka dots) stamp sets; Kraft (SU!)/Ripe Avocado/Ocean Tide/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Chocolate Chip (SU!)/Fresh Snow ink; Scallop Circle Punch (SU!); Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!); Button (Unknown)

Friday, September 11, 2009

baby x 3...

baby x3

Happy TGIF!!!
My favorite day of the week...I know I say this every Friday, LOL!

On a more serious note...just remembering the terrible events that took place on this date 8 years ago!!! It is hard to believe that it has been 8 years since that tragedy! Our city lines the street I drive to work on with American me goose bumps every year! I am so proud to be an AMERICAN!!!

I needed a baby card...(actually several, I think there is something in the water at our church, LOL!), so I picked up this set by Katie & CO at Michael's a few weeks ago for $6.99 (since I don't have any baby sets). I just knew I wanted to paper piece these little onesies!!! This card is for a friend that is having triplets (crazy, huh?). It was a lot of fun to use baby colors *smile*

I found out yesterday that 3 of my cards were selected for the January 2010 Stamp It magazine (Paper Crafts)...Woot Woot!

I hope you have a terrific weekend...Josh and I are doing a family (non relatives) photo shoot together on Saturday, should be fun:o)

Enjoy today!!!

Supplies Used (SU! unless noted): Oh Baby (Katie & CO) stamp set; Tempting Turquoise/Pretty in Pink/So Saffron/Whisper White/Basic Black cardstock; Basic Black ink; Retired Designer Paper; Black Satin Dotted Ribbon (PTI); button (unknown); Twine: Doily Lace Punch (Martha Stewart)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

avocado rustic branches...

rustic branches scarlett jewel

Hi all...
Today is 09.09.09~COOL!!!
This week is moving right along~it really helps when Monday is a holiday, LOL! I was playing around with my Rustic Branches set the other day (haven't inked it up in quite a while). I used Scarlett Jewel and Ripe Avocado (with a little Close to Cocoa and Whisper White)...very fall~ish looking (even though the temps are very summer like here in AZ...104 yesterday). And you cannot see in the picture...but I added some Crystal Effects to the berries to give them a little shine and dimension.

I am a single gal again this week, Mike is out of town for work is kind of weird having the remote all to myself, LOL!!! Although I don't really watch too much television these days, I am really excited for the new season of the Office, Til Death, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Biggest Looser and Two and a Half Men to start up (it has been a long summer with nothing on the tube that has interested me).

Enjoy your Wednesday!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Rustic Branches stamp set; Scarlett Jewel/Ripe Avocado/Close to Cocoa (SU!)/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Close to Cocoa (SU!)/Ripe Avocado/Scarlett Jewel ink; Corner Rounder Punch (SU!); Satin Dotted Ribbon Scarlett Jewel; Button (SU!)/Twine (SU!)/Crystal Effects (SU!)

Monday, September 7, 2009

trick or treat...smell my feet...

halloween 1

Happy Monday Friends!
I hope you have today off from work and are enjoying a long weekend!!! I had some time in my stamp room over the that makes me pretty happy!! Today I am spending the day with my hubby, before he heads out of town again for work this week. Not sure what we will do, but we are quite happy just hanging out watching a movie together.

Yesterday I was surprised to find this back~yummy! Of course I got mine with non fat milk and without whipped cream (to save a few WW points)...still delicious, I might add.

So onto the card...I thought I would make another Halloween card (so I can have a few on hand, as Halloween approaches), and used my new set called Halloween from Recollections (purchased at Michael's for $6.99~SCORE!). I think I am stuck on this color combo for Halloween type items, LOL!!

Enjoy your day!!!

Supplies used (SU! unless noted); Halloween (Recollections)/Polka Dot Background stamp sets; Kraft/Pumpkin Pie/Elegant Eggplant/Basic Black cardstock; White (Kraft)/Basic Black ink; Certainly Celery Grosgrain ribbon; Square/Square Scallop Nestabilities Dies; Button (unknown); Twine

Friday, September 4, 2009



Happy Friday my friends...
I am so exited to have a long weekend~GLORIOUS!!!! I am not sure what I am going to do, but knowing I can sleep in an extra day, just makes me smile!!!

I have been seeing a lot of Halloween blog posts this decided to jump on the Halloween bandwagon (I am not much of a Halloween person, but like to have a few items on hand). I stopped at Michael's after work on Monday to pick up another border punch (I had a 40% off coupon), and found some really cute acrylic stamp sets (I always check out the stamping aisle, LOL!). They are by Recollections, I came home with a Halloween themed one and a baby themed one (I need to make some baby cards~lots of expectant moms at my church)...for only $6.99 each. Of course I had to use my new goodies!! And I have to say~I am loving this new punch~Diamond Lace!

Have a Glorious long weekend!!!!!

Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Halloween (Recollections)/Boogie Eyes stamp sets; Pumpkin Pie/Basic Black/Elegant Eggplant/Old Olive/Whisper White cardstock; Basic Black ink; Diamond Lace border punch (EK Success); Black Dotted satin ribbon (PTI); Button (unknown); Twine

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

by my side....

on my couch by my side

Hi ya!
How is your week going? I have been a "single lady" (insert the Beyonce' song here, LOL!) this week...Mike is out of town for work. I thought that I would have so much time to stamp/own the remote/etc, but I don't know where the time is going??? Maybe staying on the computer until 11 pm on Monday night wasn't a great choice...but I just lost track of time (I am such a computer nerd!).

I was in the mood to paper piece (not surprising, huh?), I just love these chairs and the sentiments in this PTI set by Lisa Johnson, On My Couch!!! Maybe I'll sneak it in Mike's bag when he goes out of town next week for work again *smile*

Enjoy your day...the weekend is in sight!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): On My Couch stamp set; Scarlet Jewel/Choc Chip (SU!)/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Choc Chip (SU!)/Fresh Snow ink; Scallop Punch (SU!)/Scarlet Jewel dotted satin ribbon/button (unknown)/Twine (SU!)