Friday, October 31, 2008

LSC192 - and Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate!

The splitcoast challenge for today was to "disguise" a stamp and make it into something else. Well, I will apologize for my card today as right now it is 12:51 am and I am delirious. I just wanted to do the challenge before going to sleep as I have a busy day tomorrow and would not have been able to this is as good as it gets:

I made my snowman stamp into a clown and the birthday cake stamp from SU into his clown hat. Even though I think the card is is still making me laugh. I guess I really am tired!

Have a great day, and a safe Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

SC200 - Happy Holidays

Well, Roxi said today's sketch was easy, and if you ask me...
easy = fun!

This card was made with SU real red and wasabi green, and the dp is from cosmo cricket.
The image and sentiment are from the Angel Comp.
But now that I am looking at the picture of the card, I am wishing I would have used the cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder on the white part. Oh well, too late...not taking the card apart!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I love this paper

** Just a reminder to enter for the blog candy below.

I have a thing for harlequin so when I saw this paper by 7gypies...I had to have it. It is flocked...wish you could see it in the picture. But I only bought 1 sheet! What was I thinking! The images on the first 2 cards are actually Christmas tags that I bought last year from Target during the after Christmas sales. I just thought they were cute and I knew I could use them. Recognize the "Joy" sentiment? It is from SU's Illuminations, but it is stamped on shrinky dinks with stazon and then baked in the oven, which turns it into this really cute little plastic disc.

This next card is for a neighbor that just had baby number 5.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Time to replenish the stash

Well, I did not realize how low I had gotten on my birthday, luckily, I had this paper from Paper Addiction
. Isn't that the perfect name for a business? I know I am totally addicted to paper! Anyway, this paper is from the Imaginisce line...All Kinds of Happy.
It is really nice 2 sided paper which made these cards so easy to do. No Stamping, just used the 2 sides to put the cards together.

This next card was made using paper from S.E.I....Dill Blossom. Again this is a 2 sided paper which makes things so easy. I used one side for the background. Then I cut a frame and some flowers using my sizzix dies...stamped on the dp and embossed with clear ep powder.

This next card was made with dp from Target. I also used my SU linen stamp to stamp on white cardstock in close to cocoa and then stamped the leaf with craft close to cocoa and added a glittery embossing powder.

Last week, or was it the week before? Not sure, but at some point Splitcoast had a technique posted for this stand up card. I never got around to posting it, so here it is.

Still with me?
Well, I have finally made it to 10,000+ hits! I am laughing as I type this because I have watched other blogs soar in such a short amount of time and I had to crawl every step of the way to get to 10k. And it is quite possible that 9,900 of them were me checking to see if anyone had visited me! LOL!
But, for those who have, THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping to make me feel like my population of friends has grown! Wouldn't it be fun if we could all get together?

But, since we cannot, in order to show my appreciation, here is the blog candy:

There are lots of cute Christmas papers, 2 Papertrey boxes, 2 Papertrey tins, velvet ribbon, sizzix stamps, rubons, a whole stack of chipboard coasters, etc.

Just leave a comment and I will pick the winner Sunday night!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


wow, has the weather changed quickly. Although, we are not getting the snow that I am hearing about in other parts of the states, so I cannot complain!
Today's challenge on splitcoast was to use a one word sentiment on the outside of your card. You also had to use pink in the card. So, here is mine:

The "Brrr" is from Homegrown Hospitality

The inside of the card says "Stay warm and have fun this winter" which is from the Angel Comp.
The bear image is from High Hopes.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day everyone!

Oh, and I am slowing making my way to 10,000 hits. Finally! I have had to crawl the entire way but I am so grateful to those of you who do stop by to visit, so I will be posting some blog candy soon. Thank you so much!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sketch Challenge 199

Thanks to everyone for the kind words regarding my mother in law and also my mother. My mother has come home from the hospital and is doing well.
I am off to Canada again today to help my father in law with some more things. He wants to clean out all of her stuff because I guess the reminders are just too much for him.

I just received a couple of new stamps in the mail from High Hopes and thought one of them fit perfectly for today's sketch challenge. Felt so good to make a few cards again. I only have time to post one today.
The dp is from Imaginisce which I purchased from Paper Addiction should take a look at the great deals they have!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

There is a new Angel in Heaven

I want to thank everyone who has prayed for my family during this time. My mother in law has gone home to be with the Lord as of this morning. I am so thankful for the time God gave us together to say Goodbye. She is going to be deeply missed by so many.
But I am not done with you yet my friends as last night while I was at my father in laws, I received a call from my sister to let me know my mom is in the hospital. I am sure she is going to be ok, but here I go again asking for more prayers! I just returned home from Canada about an hour ago, and now I am off to see my mom!

Love and blessings to you all for stopping in to visit me!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

will be back soon

Sorry I have been absent for a while. We were gone for a couple of days to be with my mother in law at the hospital. She was doing better, but the doctor called my husband yesterday to say that Pat had started bleeding internally on Friday, and they could not find where she was bleeding she thought we should come because they did not think she was going to make it much longer. I do not understand all of the medical stuff, but they were giving her blood and it was not helping. The doctor said her count was 15...whatever that means, but when we got there...the doctor came in to say that she was actually embarrassed because she could not explain the count as it was now 1.1 which is right where it should be. Hmmmm...she does not have to explain it to me...I know prayer works! :)
So I am actually heading back up for a few more days to help my father in law with things and give him a little break. He is exhausted to say the least.
While I was there, I did see some of the cards that you have sent, and they are all so very pretty!
Thank you so much!
I will be back soon!

Love and blessings to you,

Monday, October 6, 2008

Snow Much Fun!

ok, corny, I know...I just could not resist. I mentioned in my last post that I recieved some stamped images from Catherine, and that I would post what I did with them, so here they are!

DP is from a stack I purchased at Joanne's, also used the snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder and the sentiment is from the dollar bin at ACMoore. I used my Jellyroll pen to color in the snowmen so that the snow would sparkle. Watercolor crayons were used to color the rest.

This DP is from Debbie Mumm - Harvest and Holiday collection. The snowmen were colored the exact same way, jellyroll pen and watercolor crayons.

This dp is also from Debbie Mumm. I cut out one of the trees and popped it up on some dots and did the same for the little snowman. And again, colored him the same way as the others.

Aren't they adorable?? I just loved those images, so Catherine, thanks snow much! (teehee)

I love them all and cannot decide which is my favorite!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Monday!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

World Card Making Day

In honor of today's "celebration", I would like to share a card with you. This is not a card that I made, but one I received from a very sweet friend. I received this card from Catherine
and I cannot tell you what a nice surprise it was. It is such a pretty card, and it did indeed make me smile. She also sent some stamped images, which I just adored. I decided not to share them with you just yet as I plan on using them this week and I will post the cards once I have finished.
Thank you again Catherine and I pray that God will bless you beyond measure for the kindness you have shown to so many people!