Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Happy Day!
I have been having some blogging issues lately...my scheduled posts, don't post when scheduled...argh!
I have really been itching to buy some new stamping stuff...but I am kind of on a spending freeze, due to the economy (bleck!). I do feel a Papertrey ink order in my future though...I need some ribbon, paper, and some of those yummy buttons!!!
I bought a copy of the new SU! catty this week (since I am no longer a demonstrator), and found some really cute stuff in there...I decided to dust off some of my old SU! sets and ink them up again (they have been very neglected!).
Enjoy today!!
Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Priceless/Polka Dot Bkgrd/Mixed Messages (PTI); Whisper White/Ripe Avocado (PTI)/Ocean Tide (PTI) cardstock; Ripe Avocado (PTI)/Ocean Tide (PTI)/Fresh Snow (PTI) ink; Scallop Punch; dimensionals to pop up the butterflies

Monday, June 29, 2009

pack a picnic...

Edit: for some reason my scheduled postings are not posting...not sure why???
Hi friends...
I hope you had a great weekend...I had a very busy one, but it was fun! Had a game night on Friday with some friends, out to lunch on Saturday with some more friends, and church and lunch with my hubby on Sunday...lots of fun and food:D
Here is a quick post...I purchased Lauren's Pack a Picnic Template and could not wait to give it a try!!! It went together pretty quickly. This is the smaller one, which is the perfect size for a gift card and some candy. I cannot wait to make some more!!! They are really fun!
This is going to be a light week for me in the office (so excited!). I am going to get to work a few half days...so I am planning on getting some major stamping time in!
Enjoy today!
Supplies used: Pack a Picnic Template (PTI); Kraft/Bashful Blue cardstock (SU!); Summer Picnic Designer Paper (SU!); Red Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!); Scallop Punch; Button Brads (Making Memories)

Friday, June 26, 2009

very punny...

TGIF Friends!
Josh asked me to make a card for him to give to Sharon's dad for Father's Day...so this was what I whipped up. I have always loved the set Very Punny from SU! (I think it was a SAB set). I was looking through my "hoarded" paper, and picked some from the Cutie Pie collection, which helped me come up with a color scheme. It came together pretty quickly and I haven't used these colors in quite some time...I forgot how much I like them together:D

I was thrilled to get my complimentary copy of PC Card Creations in the mail a few days ago...check out the cover, It is my card:D (I had 3 others published in there too!!) so exciting!! Woot!
Enjoy your weekend!!
Supplies used (all SU!): Very Punny stamp set; Bashful Blue/Certainly Celery/Whisper White cardstock; Bashful Blue/Certainly Celery ink; Certainly Celery SU! marker; Blue Striped Ribbon; Circle punches; Oval punches

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

thank you...italian style!


I was so happy that I was released from Jury Duty yesterday!!! I called on Monday evening to find out my reporting instructions and my group was told to call on Tuesday morning at 11am...I called and my group was released~woot!

Sharon went to Italy last month with her parents (Lucky!), and she brought me back some really pretty papers...I almost couldn't cut into them~because I have a serious hoarding problem...but I did, and made this card to thank her for thinking of me...she is a sweetie!

If you haven't heard...Jessica Sprague is offering a free photo editing class starting July 6th. You do need to register though, click here if you want to sign up:D (she is also giving away freebies everyday once you sign up and get her daily emails). You will need to have Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, you can download a free trial version for 30 days here, if you don't own it. I love her classes and her teaching style!! I am looking forward to the class. Let me know if you sign up...so I can look for you in the forums:D

Enjoy your day!

Supplies used: (SU! unless noted) Remember stamp set (PTI); Kraft/Very Vanilla/Taken with Teal cardstock; Taken with Teal/Ruby Red ink; Patterend Paper (unknown); Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon (Michael's); Scallop Punch; Circle Punch; Twine; Button (retired)

Monday, June 22, 2009

more father's day...

Hi all...
I hope your week is off to a great start!!!
I had a nice weekend, and celebrated Father's Day with Mike and the kids yesterday. I took lots of pictures and ended up with a few good ones...but of course want to edit/crop a bit:D
I made a few of Mike's favorites that I don't make very often (since I am "trying" to do WW). We had coney island hot dogs, french fries and root beer floats, with a WW berry tart for dessert (it was only 3 points..but after eating about 15 points for lunch, it didn't really matter, LOL!).

Here is the card I made for the kids to give to Mike with his gift...they got him a new laptop backpack that is black and red, so I tried to coordinate the card with the gift:D
Oh yeah, I made Mike that T-shirt in Photoshop, and since my printer is being fixed, I had Ashley print it for me on Avery Transfer Paper...Ashley informed me later that I didn't need the T...ha ha!!! Oh well, I want to emphasise that Mike is a GREATT Dad!!!

Then Mike and I put in the movie Benjamin Button...it was pretty good, but really long!!! I think Father's Day was a success:D

I was summoned for jury duty on Tuesday (arghhhh!), I am really hoping when I call tonight to check in, I get the message that I don't have to report...now don't get me wrong, I am all about doing my civic duty, but I have been picked 3 times!
Enjoy today!!

Supplies used (SU! unless noted): License Plate (Stampology)/Happy Everything stamp set; Real Red/Choc Chip/Whisper White cardstock; Real Red/Choc Chip ink; Red Double Stitched Ribbon (PTI); Button (Unknown); twine

Friday, June 19, 2009

best fishes for father's day...

This Sunday is Father's Day...I whipped up this little gift for my step dad...Moe (aka "the grouch"). He likes to fish, so since this is the only fish image I have...decided to ink it up:D I colored in the little fishes with my SU! markers and popped one up on each image with 2 pop dots (for that dramatic dimentional effect, LOL!). I filled up the goodie bag with some treats from Trader Joe's (love that place), and put a gift card for him inside the card to one of his favorite places to shop.

The kids and I will celebrate with Mike on Sunday...not sure what I will cook for lunch, but I have the dessert all picked out (my favorite part!!!). I am sure the camera will be out...so I may have some photos to share:D

Have a terrific weekend!

Supplies used: (SU! unless noted) Very Puny (retired) stamp set; Summer Sun/Choc Chip/Whisper White cardstock; Choc Chip ink; Summer Sun/Pumpkin Pie stampin' write marker; Satin Dotted Summer Sunrise Ribbon (PTI); Buttons (unknown); Twine; Scallop Punch; SU! Dimentional pop dots

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

(floral frenzy) black-eyed susan...

Hi ya!
Happy Wednesday:D
I was editing photos last night and found this card that I forgot to post. So decided to post it for ya today. I used my very favorite set by Papertrey, Floral Frenzy. Did you get to check out the new releases on the 15th? Wish I had tons of $$ to spend, but I am going to have to narrow my wish list down from the past few releases, LOL!
I came across this site a few weeks back and wanted to pass it along...It has really made my meal planning so much easier!!! And the meals I have made were pretty yummy! I signed up for the WW points menu for a family, and I have to say, I always have leftovers, since Josh is never home. You get 7 meals, and since I always have leftovers I have only been choosing 4-5. I really like the fact that the planning and list making is already done for me, and it is really cheap, 1.25 per week (and they use the weekly sales to plan the menu)!!! I figure after about 6 months I can just cancel and rotate the menus...they don't repeat:D
Enjoy Today!
Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Floral Frenzy stamp set; Summer Sunrise/Choc Chip (SU!)/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Choc Chip (SU!)/More Mustard (SU!) ink; Brown Satin dotted ribbon; Button (unknown); Twine (SU!); Tag Die (Nestabilities)

Monday, June 15, 2009

better late than never...

Happy Monday everyone...
Sorry for the late post today...I totally forgot to get my post ready last night, Oops! Better late then never, right?
Here is a cupcake card I made last week (I noticed that the main image was crooked after I shot the photo...argh!! didn't want to re-shoot the picture, but it has since been fixed and mailed). I am liking this color combo~Aqua Mist with Berry Sorbet!
I have the day off to catch up on some stuff...hopefully I can get into my neglected stamp room:D
I did however, snag this today and cannot wait to give it a try!!!! Such a cute template!!!
Have a super day!!!
Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Cupcakes (the Paper Co.); Aqua Mist/Berry Sorbet/Choc Chip (SU!)/Whisper White (SU!); Berry Sorbet/Choc Chip (SU!) ink; Satin Brown dotted ribbon; Stardust Stickles (unknown); Scallop Punch (SU!)

Friday, June 12, 2009

friends for Life....

I am so happy it is Friday...TGIF!!! I have been working extra hours this week covering for Ashley while she is in Lynchburg, VA taking a class for her Master's Degree. I usually have Friday's off (I am so spoiled!!), so I actually worked a 40 hour week, LOL! Ashley comes home tonight, and I am so glad! Boy did I miss her!!! You would think that working together, going to church together, and hanging out during the week that we would get sick of each other...NOPE!!!
Here is a card I made using a color combo I saw on Dawn's blog. I LOVE it! And can you believe that there is no ribbon on the card??? I know, shocking!!!
Have a fabulous weekend!!
Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Life/Wedding Day stamp sets; Kraft (SU!)/Whisper White (SU!)/Berry Sorbet/Ripe Avocado cardstock; Ripe Avocado/Berry Sorbet/Pure Poppy ink; Scallop Punch

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

aqua and avocado...

I hope you are having a great week!

Here is another quick card...
That seems to be the theme these days, LOL!
I was hoping that my schedule would slow down after my photography course came to an end, but it doesn't seem to be slowing too much!

I have been wanting to get back to my power walking (I used to go every day), but it has been so hard to get back into the swing of things, I hate to admit it, but it has gone downhill since Ashley's wedding in October (8 months ago!!). Why is exercising so hard to work into my schedule now??? It seems like that is always the fist thing to get eliminated from my day when I get busy...argh!!! Maybe trying on my bathing suit will get me motivated, LOL!

Enjoy today!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Rustic Branches/Floral Frenzy stamp sets; Aqua Mist/Ripe Avocado/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Ripe Avocado/Aqua Mist ink; Ripe Avocado double stitched ribbon; Button (Unknown)

Monday, June 8, 2009

birthday cupcake (and calorie free)...

Here we are back at Monday again...I am gearing up for another busy week, so today is gonna be a quickie post.
Here is a birthday card I made last week (I like to have lots of birthday and thank you cards on hand). I used my Cupcakes stamp from The Paper Company. I paper pieced again since I didn't want to color the frosting part (I should try those Copic Markers...but I am afraid I will want them ALL! and they are kinda pricey...if $ were no object...how fun would that be?!).
I am so happy I completed all my assignments over the weekend...of course I procrastinated and waited until the last week of class to finish (hate when I do that!). It is a good feeling that I did get them completed though...now I have some more free time to stamp:D
Enjoy your Monday!
Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Cupcakes (The Paper Co.) stamps; Aqua Mist/Raspberry Fizz/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Raspberry Fizz/Aqua Mist ink; Certainly Celery Marker (SU!); Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain Ribbon; Button (Unknown); Twine (SU!)

Friday, June 5, 2009

congrats to the grad...

Happy Friday my friends...
Mike and I have been celebrating graduations for the past few weeks. We have had several kids from our church graduate from several different high schools this year. Monday we celebrated our friend Richard's graduation. I whipped up a quick card for him (you know how I struggle with boy cards!). I checked with Mike to make sure it wasn't too girly...he said it was okay, LOL!

I used the stamp set I purchased at Michael's called License Plate by stampology. I like the alphabet/numbers that are in the set (great for personalized cards). All I had to do was slip in a gift card and some cash...and Viola'!

I am really looking forward to this weekend...it has been a busy week!!!
Enjoy your weekend too!!!!!

Supplies used (SU! unless noted): License Plate (Stampology); Mixed Messages (PTI); Chocolate Chip/Close to Cocoa/Ocean Tide (PTI); Whisper White/Choc Chip/Ocean Tide cardstock; Ocean Tide Grosgrain Ribbon; Button (unknown); Twine

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

another gift set...

We celebrated another birthday in our office this week (we have one almost every month). I happily volunteered to make the card and gift card holder (any reason to stamp, right?). I was on a roll with my PTI Life stamp set, and was just playing around on a scrap piece of paper with different ink colors...and ended up really liking the outcome...So I trimmed the scrap paper so I could use my creation on this card (luckily no one will look at the back of the cardstock, LOL!).
And of course keeping with my matching fetish...I made a coordinating tin to house the gift card. It is such a summery looking set:D
I am going into work a little late this morning so I can hopefully getting caught up on my photography class assignments (this is the last week to turn them in...nothing like waiting until the last minute, right?). I hope I can talk Mike into letting me take his picture (about 50 times) or else it will be a photo shoot with the cats.
Enjoy today!!
Supplies used (Papertrey Ink unless noted): Life/Mixed Messages/Wedding Day stamp sets; Kraft (SU!)/Lemon Tart/New Leaf/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; New Leaf/Berry Sorbet/Pure Poppy/Aqua Mist/Lemon Tart/More Mustard (SU!)/Fresh Snow ink; Lemon Tart Grosgrain Ribbon; Button (SU!); Twine (SU!); Scallop/Circle Punch (SU!)

Monday, June 1, 2009

text boxed friend...

Hi all,
Boy, another weekend seemed to fly right by and get away from me...I usually have such big plans (and to-do lists) for my days off, and I usually end up procrastinating enough to not get them done *argh* I did get some time in the stamp room...so the weekend wasn't a total loss!
I am in need of some retail therapy (of the stamping kind!!!). I am getting tired of my stamps and need (no want) some new ones (I will try to wait until Papertrey's June release on the 15th). In the mean time...trying to get creative with my much loved stamps. I used Text Boxed for this card, and was pretty happy with the color combo of Ocean Tide and Aqua Mist (PTI~if you can't tell...I Love PTI!!!).
I am on the last week of my Photography Class and cannot believe 9 weeks flew by so fast (unfortunately I am behind on my assignments...due to not having willing subject to photograph), I am hoping to get caught up this week and bribe my family to let me take their pictures!!! I know I have said it before, but if you are wanting to learn how to take better photos, and learn how to get your camera off auto mode...this is an awesome class!!!!! Well worth the $. Karen Russell is an awesome teacher and explains things so that regular people can understand.
This week Mike and I are celebrating a few more graduations...it is gonna be a fun/busy week:D
Enjoy today!!!
Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Text Box stamp set; Ocean Tide/Aqua Mist/Fresh Snow ink; Ocean Tide/Aqua Mist/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Aqua Mist satin dotted ribbon; Scallop Punch (SU!)