Friday, October 30, 2009

damask~just because

YES, Friday is here!!!!

damask enchanted evening

I have another Damask Design card for you today...I hope you are not getting sick of seeing cards with DD :) I promise to ink up a few different stamp sets for next week's posts. I have been super busy with my photography session/editing/etc...that last night I realized I didn't have anything to post for today *gasp*, so whipped this up in a jiff!!! I couldn't leave my blog friends without some paper crafting goodness!!! The card came together really fast and could almost be used as a "guy card" (maybe with out the button and ribbon, LOL!).

Hope you have some fun stuff planned for the weekend!!! Ashley let us borrow this movie, and it has been sitting on my coffee table for almost 2 weeks...planning to watch it, and I am hopefully going to finish my editing from last Saturday's photo shoot...then on Saturday doing a mini session for a teen at church that is going to homecoming. And lots of other random stuff...

Enjoy your weekend!!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Damask Designs stamp set; Enchanted Evening/Dark Chocolate/Very Vanilla (SU!) cardstock; Enchanted Evening/Choc Chip (SU!) ink; Enchanted Evening Double Stitched Ribbon; Edge Punch (Fiskers); Button (unknown); Twine

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Treats...

Happy Wednesday!!!
How is your week going? Do you have any plans for Halloween? Mike and I will probably just hang out at home and watch a movie (since our kids are a little old for trick or treating).

Thought I would post the treats I made for the office (plus Ashley's treat's too~we work together). I found these cute cups at Target and filled them with some Halloween candy, tied it up with some curling ribbon and stamped (Halloween stamp set by Recollections) and punched a little tag~easy peasy!!!


And my cute daughter who is a little crafty herself...made these for the office :) She also got her supplies at Target.

halloween 2

And since I totally forgot to post my Boss Day goodies...thought I would add it to this post *smile*

boss day

Lots of packaged goodness for today's post.

Have a terrific Wednesday!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

lots of circles...

Happy Monday my friends!
Another weekend bites the dust~whew! I had a great one though, even if it was busy. Friday night Ashley and I went to WW to weigh in (we both re-joined to stay on track through the tempting holidays), then met up with Josh and Nate at Applebees. Saturday (bright and early I might add), Josh, Ashley and I went to do a family shoot (8 people) for a friend of Josh. It went pretty well (I think I am getting the hang of it), then on Saturday night I went with Ashley, Josh, Ryan (Josh's friend) to check out this new place that just opened up~it was AWESOME!!!!! I have never been in one before and I have to say, I am going to frequent it a LOT!!! Sunday I tried to catch up on some housework and laundry (not really very fun), and my hubby comes home today from his visit back east :)

So onto the card...
A few weeks ago I submitted 5 cards for an upcoming Stamp It magazine, and 4 were chosen for publication *happy face* This one didn't make it, so thought I would post it on my blog. After I took the photo, I noticed a hair on the card~and I was too lazy to re-take the picture, LOL!

flower frenzy circles

Enjoy Today!!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Floral Frenzy/Everyday Button Bits stamps; Not Quite Navy/Kraft/More Mustard/Choc Chip/Whisper White (all) SU! cardstock; Not Quite Navy/More Mustard/Choc Chip (all) SU! ink; Circle Punches (SU!); Edge Punch (EK Success); Tag (Nestabilities); Satin Summer Sunrise Dotted Ribbon; Button (unknown); Twine (SU!); Pop Dots (Michael's)

Friday, October 23, 2009

damask and polka dots....

Today is going to be quick...
Of course I am still trying out my Damask Designs stamp set *smile* I needed a quick thank you for someone special, so for this card I paired pink and brown, one of my favorite color combos (along with some Very Vanilla and River Rock) :)

Okay...told you it would be a quick post, LOL. I have a busy weekend planned (I need to stop cramming so much into my weekends!!!), so I will see ya on Monday!!!

Enjoy the weekend!!!

damask and polka dots

Damask Desigs/By Definition Bkgrd(SU!)/Polka Dot Bkgrd (SU!) stamp sets; River Rock (SU!)/Regal Rose (SU!)/Very Vanilla (SU!)/Dark Chocolate cardstock; Fresh Snow/Regal Rose (SU!)/River Rock(SU!)/Choc Chip (SU!) ink; Scallop Punch (SU!); Satin Dark Chocolate Dotted Ribbon; Vintage Button; Twine

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

damask thanks...

I finally broke down and bought Damask Designs!!! UPS delivered my order on Monday and I had a few moments to play last night. Not sure I am in love with this particular layout, but it might grow on me.

damask thank you

My hubby is in CT this week visiting his family, his mom had a pretty bad fall a few months ago and he flew out to help her out. He told me last night that he was going to clean her house for her today (after almost 24 years of wedded bliss~he is trained pretty well, don't ya think???). He hasn't been back to our hometown in over 8 years, so I am sure he is having a fun time....even if he is freezing, LOL!

So what do I have planned for my week of singleness??? Nothing too exciting!! Josh and I are doing a family photo shoot on Saturday morning, so that should be fun :) And of course there will probably be some stamping *smile*

Enjoy Today!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Damask Designs stamp set; Very Vanilla (SU!)/Kraft (SU!)/Mellon Berry/Dark Chocolate cardstock; Mellon Berry/Choc Chip (SU!) ink/Brown Satin Ribbon (Michael's); Button (unknown); Twine; Edge Punch (EK Success); Square/Square Scallop Nestabilities Dies (JoAnn's)

Monday, October 19, 2009

baby boy...

I hope you had a terrific weekend!!! Why do they go by so darn fast??
I had my first baby photo shoot with baby W, and let me just say, it was a lot harder than I had anticipated...but all in all, I got some great images for mom :) Plus I got to hold the little guy (so cute!!!). You can see them here

Here is the card I made for baby W...I just love the little onsie image, and of course I paper pieced it...not sure if you can tell from the photo...but I have been using new pop dots that are on steroids, LOL!!!

baby boy card

I started my Christmas shopping this weekend *woot* I still have a long way to go, but you know that saying "a journey begins with one step"

Have a terrific Day!!!

Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Mixed Messages (PTI)/Oh Baby (Katie & CO) stamp sets; Whisper White/Choc Chip/Bashful Blue cardstock; Choc Chip ink; Cutie Pie Designer Paper; Blue Striped Ribbon; Button (unknown); Twine; Scallop Edge Punch

Friday, October 16, 2009

sending a smile...

Happy Friday my blog you have any thing exciting planned for the weekend? Today I am doing a newborn photo shoot (really excited~hope it goes well, as babies can be a little unpredictable). I also have some Papertrey goodies on the way *woot woot* (didn't order any of the new release stuff yet, because I am still trying to decide).

I used my Everyday Button Bits for this card (have I mentioned before how much I love this set, LOL!!!). I was really happy with the color combo as well really soft and pretty. I stamped the flower in Summer Sunrise ink, using my Text Box set, onto Lemon Tart Cardstock...I just love stamping my own patterned paper :)

ebb flowers

Don't forget to remember your boss is Boss Day...I packaged up my gifts and delivered them to the office last night after everyone had gone home...(since I have today off) and totally forgot to take a picture of them for my blog *sigh* I'll see if Ashley can take a picture with her Blackberry today and email it to me, LOL!

Have a great weekend!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Everyday Button Bits/Text Box stamp sets; Whisper White (SU!)/Lemon Tart/New Leaf cardstock; Choc Chip (SU!)/Summer Sun (SU!)/New Leaf ink; Corner Punch (SU!); Vintage Buttons; Twine (SU!); Berry Sorbet Grosgrain Ribbon; Brad (Memory Makers)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

a thank you...

Happy Wednesday Friends...It is hump day :) Friday is in sight!!!

remember navy

Here is a really simple card that I cased from Nicole. I know I say it all the time, but I just LOVE her simple design!!! So pretty and classy!!! And speaking of Nicole, have you seen this months sneak peaks??? There are a few sets that I must get!!!!

It is starting to feel like fall here in AZ...well sort of!! The temps are def cooling off and it is getting darker earlier (we don't change our clocks here). So that means soup time!!! I love making and eating soup :) Last night I whipped up a Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Stew for was really yummy~check out my photo blog post today for the recipe and photo.

Hope you have a Marvelous Wednesday!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Remember/By Definition Bkgrd (SU!) stamps; Ripe Avocado/Whisper White (SU!)/Enchanted Evening cardstock; Fresh Snow/Ripe Avocado/Enchanted Evening ink pads; Ripe Avocado Double Stitched Ribbon; Corner Rounder/Circle/Scallop Punch's (SU!); Ice Rhinestone Brad (SU!); Pop Dots (Michael's)

Monday, October 12, 2009

a card and some yip yap...

Monday...Monday...are you ready for a new week?

cards 1 006-Edit

Have you seen the new button stamp set over at Papertrey??? So stinkin' cute!!! That one is def going on my must have list!!!

I hope you had a great weekend!!! I made it to the movies to see Couples Retreat...I enjoyed it, but think it should have been rated R rather than PG-13 (there were a lot of sexual innuendos)...but very funny :)

Have you heard of Once a Month Cooking??? I bought this cookbook at Costco the other day because it intrigued me...Ashley and I are going to give it a try to see if we like it. The thought of having a months worth of meals in the freezer really does sound pretty nice!!! (We may start with 2 weeks first~not to overwhelm ourselves, LOL!). We have to set a date to shop/cook...I'll let you know how it goes.

This is the Last day I am posting my stamps for sale on my blog...going to list them on Craig's list or Ebay this week. Email me if you are interested in purchasing any :)

Have a terrific Monday!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Remember/By Definition Bkgrd (SU!) stamps; Kraft (SU!)/Whisper White (SU!)/Choc Chip (SU!)/New Leaf/Berry Sorbet cardstock; Berry Sorbet/New Leaf/Choc Chip (SU!)/Fresh Snow ink; EK Sucess Doily Lace Edge Punch; Button (unknown); Twine (SU!)

Friday, October 9, 2009

fall'ish card...

Happy Friday!!!
My favorite day of the work week, since I have it off *smile*

rustic branches fall

Today is gonna be a quickie...lots of stuff to do.
Since the weather has been cooling off a bit here in Arizona and feeling like fall (in the 70's in the morning)...I decided to make a fall'ish card...of course I had to add a button to it, LOL!

I still have some stamp sets for sale if you are can see them here.

I am going to see this movie tomorrow, with Ashley and another friend...cannot wait~I saw the preview for it a while back and have been waiting anxiously for it...hope I am not disappointed!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Supplies used (PTI) unless noted: Rustic Branches/Polka Dot Bkgrd (SU!) stamp sets; Ripe Avocado/Pumpkin Pie (SU!)/Choc Chip (SU!)/Whisper White (SU!)/Kraft (SU!) cardstock; Choc Chip (SU!)/Pumpkin Pie (SU!)/Ripe Avocado/Fresh Snow ink; Orange Striped Ribbon (SU!); Scallop Punch (SU!); Button (unknown); Twine (SU!); Stardust Stickles (Recollections)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

just a note for Tracy...

Happy Wednesday... I hope you are having a great week :)

floral frenzy nqn

I have really enjoyed my 2 days off this week (my mental health days), although I think I had some unrealistic expectations as to how much I would get done, LOL! I tried not to stress too much about the regular stuff and tried to focus on fun stuff!!! I have been working on some cards for publication and for my blog...for 2 days my craft table looked like a tornado hit it...I finally straightened it up last night. Also Mike was also home with me on Monday and Tuesday, so we got to spend some quality time is back to work today though!!!

I made this sympathy card for someone who just lost her 4 year old son, Nate to complications from H1N1. So very sad!!!! I don't know her personally, but she is a part of a photography forum that I frequent. I just wanted to let her know how that I am thinking of her!! I cannot even imagine the pain she is going through!! If you have a moment think/pray for Tracy today!!!

I still have a few stamp sets for sale...if you are interested you can check them out here

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Floral Frenzy stamp set; Enchanted Evening/Kraft (SU!)/Choc Chip (SU!) cardstock; Choc Chip (SU!)/Ripe Avocado/Enchanted Evening/More Mustard (SU!) ink; Satin Dotted Brown Ribbon; Button (Unknown); Twine (SU!)

Monday, October 5, 2009

another baby card...and MY STAMP SALE!!!

Happy Monday Friends...
I hope you had a marvelous weekend! Ashley and I went to the movies on Saturday, which is always fun having a girls day out. And Mike and I celebrated Ashley and Nate's one year anniversary with them last night. We ate at this yummy place (I don't even want to know how many WW points I consumed...but it was a LOT!!!).

I needed a baby card for a new baby at our church (we have several on the way), I used my Hampton Art set (purchased at Michael's), Oh Baby. Of course I paper pieced the stork to match the polka dotted cardstock. I even pulled out my markers to color the baby.

baby card

Stamps for Sale!!!
I mentioned last week that I was going to go through my stamp sets and put them up for sale on EBay. I thought I would offer them here on my blog first and next week list them with EBay. If you are interested in purchasing any, please email me (link in my sidebar). It will be on a first come basis (just to be fair). I listed them with photos on Flickr, and the prices are in the comment section. All stamps are in good to excellent condition and from a smoke free home.

I will ship (within the US) with a flat rate envelope or box (depending on amount of stamps purchased), which starts at $4.95. If you are outside the US I will need to weigh the package at the post office and then email you your total.

I accept Pay pal (you are responsible for any fees), check or money order.
The for sale list is here.

Enjoy today!!!

Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Oh Baby (Hampton Art)/Mixed Messages (PTI)/Paper Tray (PTI)/Polka Dot Background stamp sets; Old Olive/Choc Chip/Tempting Turquoise/Whisper White Cardstock; Choc Chip/White (Kraft) ink; Scallop Edge Punch; Brown Satin Dotted Ribbon (PTI); Button; Twine

Friday, October 2, 2009

HB to Nathan!!!!

Today is my nephew's birthday...Happy Birthday Nathan!!!!!

nathans bday

I pulled out my Cornish Heritage Farms stamp set called Cutie Pet-Tootie (I love that name, LOL!) and of course, since I don't really like how my marker colored images look...I paper pieced (one of my favorite techniques!!). I then popped the doggie up with some pop dots that I purchased recently at Michael's (and these babies really pop up your image!).

I am so excited to have the next few days off from work...I don't really have anything planned, but hope to have a few mental health days :) I do plan on going through my SU! sets to sell (and I did get contacted by a few blog readers for my list before I list them on ebay~I should have it ready early this week).

I may even get some digi scrapping in, which I haven't had time for in ages. Josh and I have another photoshoot coming up too!!! Good times :)

Hope you have a super weekend!!!

Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Cutie Pet-Tootie (CHF)/Birthday Whimsy stamps; Bashful Blue/Choc Chip/Whisper White cardstock; Choc Chip ink; Summer Picnic Designer Paper (retired); Upper Crest Border Punch (Fiskars); Orange Striped Grosgrain Ribbon; Button (retired); Twine