Wednesday, June 27, 2007


So meet Cruiseabella. How hott is she?? I knew when I got her I had to color her car pink!! The designer paper is DMD. I used that with Pixie Pink and Certainly Celery SU! Cardstock. I stamped the image with Basic Black. I colored Cruiseabella in with Prismacolor Pencils, gamsol, and stumps. I used another piece of DMD dp and punched out the flowers. The brads are Making Memories.

Thanks for looking. XoXo

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Retired SU! Hostess Set ATC Swap

WOW!! I didn't think this was going to be so hard! It was a challenge itself, hehe.

I signed up for a SU! Retired Hostess Set ATC Swap on SCS. We could only use a retired set. I have all but 3 so I thought "no problem". Ya I wrong. I did have fun with it though.

The set I used was Long Steems. I used Night of Navy, Regal Rose, and Creme CS! I used Night of Navy Ink with Primacolor Pencils. The brads are Making Memories. I used my daubers to ruff up the edges!! Thanks for looking!! I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!!!

Happy Tuesday

First, I want to say thank you to everyone who has checked in on me because I haven't updated my blog!! Things are sorta ruff over here right now so I apologize if I disappear again!! I'm trying to get back into my room and stamp!!

This morning I got in there with a happy face and well rested night. Todays color challenge was to use Marigold Morning, Cool Caribbean, and Pretty in Pink. What fun right??

The ribbon is SU! From the spring mini! The brads are Making Memories!

Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!! XoXo

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Tag Can

Okay, how cool is this right?? I made this last night and a demo meeting I go to once a month!! This is the small size paint can. We decorated the outside, the lid, and then made a tag to put inside. The SU! colors are Bravo Burgundy and Rose Red. The Dp is non SU! All the ribbon was from American Crafts. The tags were made with the SU! Punches and the sets used were Tags So Much.


Yesterday I was sooo excited. I got two RAK's in the mail.

This one is from my amazing gma Faith, AKA Markies Mom. She really isn't my gma, although I wish she was. She is such an amazing person. She is so full of spunk!! Her cards are amazing. You can visit her blog HERE.

This beachabella is from my dear blog buddy Erica. She has so many amazing cards and images. She just loves to shower me with them!!! She sent me this card with a bunch of fellas in it!! She rocks!!! Her blog can be found HERE.

Thanks so much Faith and Erica for making my day!!! Love ya both!!!!

Square Card

Todays challenge was to make a square card. I choose to make a 5x5. I thought it would be a perfect size for Mr. Fishafella. Tommys good friend is having a birthday Saturday so I thought this would be perfect to give to him.

The paper is DCW. I used Apricol Appeal and Bashfull Blue SU Cardstock. The brads are from Making Memories!!

Thanks for looking. XoXo

Challenge for Julia

Today on SCS Cammie, had a wonderful idea to send Julia a card. Her mom passed away recently. You can read about it on her BLOG.

Here is the card I will be sending her!!

Julia, I know the next few weeks aren't going to be easy, but just remember we are all here for you!! XoXo

You can also play along in this challenge by vising HERE.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Heartfelt Flower

Hi gals!! Sorry I'm so late posting today. This gal didnt want to get up for NOTHING this morning! Tommy tried to wake me up 3 times (to stay good morning, for breakfast, and then to make his lunch) Poor guy didnt get his breakfast or lunch today!! Thank goodness he loves Carls Jr!! haha.

So today I did my challenge on my lunch break which I hate doing. I feel rushed!! So I whipped this together, took a pic, then ran out the door!! I wrote down notes on what I used!! Yep, forgot that at home so I can't tell you much!

The CS is Green Galore and Lovely Lilac! It is embossed with the Cuttlebug! I the main image is stamped in Pixie Pink using Heartfelt Thanks. The paper is unknown at the moment and so is the ribbon!!!

Hope you guys have a wonderful day! I have a demo meeting tonight so I'm sure I'll be posting a great project for you gals later!! XoXo

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Happy Day

FUN COMBO!!! Todays color challenge we were asked to use Real Red, Creamy Caramel, and Barely Banana.
I didnt have any barely banana cardstock so I drug out the Notations DP that is in the Spring Mini! Worked great!!! I then stamped three flowers in the different colors allowed. I put them together and added a brad! All the corners are rounded. I used my circle punches for the happy day stamp. The ribbon is from Mikes. Thanks for looking!! XoXo

Monday, June 18, 2007

Thank you swap card

Every third Monday of the month I host a swap for my customers and downlines. I am also in another one that my upline hosts! Here are a few that I did! The ribbon is from Joanns. The stamp is from In Any Event (hostess set). I used Always Artichoke CS and Ink. The blue jewel on the flower I found from Ace Hardware. The prima's are from Inky Antics.

Thanks for looking!! XoXo

Quick Card

I wish I could have done more then 1 card, so I could have made a set. But, we woke up so late today. We usually get up around 6. Tommy gets into the shower and I start breakfast! Well those both came today, but it did cut into my stamping time. I usually do my challenge card once Tommy leaves for work. I have about an hour to get it done! Well today I really had only 10 minutes! This challenge couldn't have come at a more perfect time!

I had this paper out still from yesterday. Its from We R Memory Keepers. Its so fun! I stamped in Night of Navy, Happy Birthday, from Best Bar Codes! I used some silver cord for a little more jazz!! The Make a Wish is from Mini Mates.

I hope everyone has a great Monday. I really need to get back to work now. Lots to do today. Hopefully I can make some more after work today and post a set! XoXo

Sunday, June 17, 2007

My weekend

WOW, what a busy weekend. I was able to get both challenge cards done, but barely. I thought I would share a few pictures with you!

Saturday was my grandpas 70th Birthday Party!

These are my little cousins. I always seem to be found playing with the kiddos. I told them I was exhausted so Payton said he would give me a massage. Well then running comes Aaron for me to give him a massage because he was "exhausted" too!!!! LOL
Here are all the gals in my family!! My mom and Lilly are on the far left! I'm in the white, green, and blue shirt!
Well I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!! XoXo

Happy Fathers Day!

Here is my dads Fathers Day card!! He loves blue! He wears it every day!!!!! He probably had like 100 blue shirts in his closet with like maybe 2 red, 5 white, you get the picture!

This paper is from We R Memory Keepers. The Dad Image is made from headline alphabet.

Well I'm off to go make him breakfast. He will be over in less then 30 minutes!!!!

Have a great day gals!! XoXo

Friday, June 15, 2007

WOW was this fun or what?? LOTS of work but so worth it!! :)

Today on SCS's Inspiration Challenge, we were challenged to make a card inspirated by this cake!
I started out with whisper white cs. I cut it into three pieces for the different cake layers. I cut at an angle. The bottom of the cake I used the circle in Little Pieces and stamped directly onto the ww and then I used my 3/4" circle SU Punch and put those circle on dimensionals. I added fun ribbon for the berrys. Then I used Pixie Pink CS for the middle layer. I added SU! Ribbon for the bow. The top layer was stamped using Looks Like Spring. The stars are stamped from Teeny Tinies in Pixie Pink, Basic Black, and Real Red. I also added more berrys between these two layers!
Hope you like!! Have a wonderful weekend gals!! XoXo

Patriotic Flowers

Today's Limited Supply Challenge, we had to use Patriotic colors, but without ANY patriotic stamps. My free set for signing up yet ANOTHER demo came yesterday so I was excited to put those together!! I haven't gotten new rubber in a while now!
This set is a level 3 hostess set that is coming out in the new Fall/Winter 2007 Catalog!
The dp I got from Tommys mom for Christmas last year. Its so pretty with the gold on it!! The ribbon is SU! I used Night of Navy CS and Ink. I used my prismacolor pencils for the vase water. For the flower I used my prismacolor markers. The brads are Making Memories.
Thanks for looking and have a HAPPY FRIDAY!! XoXo

Thursday, June 14, 2007

New Catty Info

I recently received some new information from my dear SCS mama Deb on what will be contained in the new catalog. And I thought I would share it with you, so if you want to be surprised don't read the rest of this post.
We have at least three new product line:
Boho West (wanted stamp set, star punch, outlaw designer paper)
Corner Office (I am thinking office set from the Spring Mini along with matching designer paper and the spiral punch)
Tapestry (probably refers to the Baroque Motifs set and matching designer paper, I used yesterday)
New Stamp sets: (in addition to the ones featured in the preview catalog)
Fundamental Phrases
Ginormous Flowers
Polka Dot Background
Think Happy Thoughts
Sweet Sampler
New Designer paper: (once again in addition to the ones featured in the preview)
Cutie Pie
Simply Scrappin' Kits: (which now contain TEXTURED card stock and double sided designer paper)
Winter Bright
wide and narrow grosgrain
taffeta ribbon
new ribbon originals (district, theater, jersy and fairytale)
double stitched grosgrain in the new in colors
3/16 corner
scalloped circle
Pretties Kit (dyeable silk flowers, pearls, hat pins, beads and rhinestones)
Onboard clipboards
Don't your hands just itch you get a hold of one of those new catalogs? About 3 more weeks and they will be here!

Flourishes!!! Ohh Prima's!!

Today's challenge we had to use flourishes!! I was excited because of course we ALL love them so much.

Since, SCS has been glitching for a while this morning I thought I would share the challenge in case you weren't able to catch it this morning.

"Good morning s/talkers!! I am filling in for Julia for this week's challenge. If you could say a prayer for her and her family, I know she would appreciate it!! Thanks This week's challenge is to use Flourishes! They are all the rage right now--you can find them nearly everywhere you look! You can use stamps, rub-ons, designer paper, chipboard...whatever you can think of! If you do not have anything with flourishes, how about a swirly flowering vine? Or how about draw your own swirly doodle? You are only limited to your imagination!!The gallery is down right now, so I can't upload my card here. I do have it on my blog, so hop on over and check out the card I made for your inspiration! Shel9999 also has one for you!! Hers is FABULOUS!! LOL!!"
Her card:

About my card: The dp was from Joanns $1 bin around Valentines Day. I used Chocolate Chip and Tempting Turquoise SU! Cardstalk for the bases. The Primas came from The big brads are making memories! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Catch Up Card Night!

I'm so happy Wednesdays challenge was posted early!! I am finally able to catch up on some cards I need to make.

This first one is for Tommy's Brother-In-Law. His birthday is on Thursday. My wonderful SCS friend Erica, sent me this wonderful image!!!!! :) Thanks so much Erica. Its so perfect for him and this card. The dp is from MME!! I used my 3/4" SU! Circle Punch for the tabs. I colored him in with prismacolor pencils and gamsol!!! Loved this easy layout!!!

Here is another card I got done tonight using the same layout. I'm going to send this to a dear friend who is expecting soon. Same details as above!!

Thanks for looking! I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!! XoXo

Challenge Journal

Lately, it seems I've been missing challenges so I thought if I kept this in a journal I could go back and do them when I had a chance. Today I have a chance to go back and do some, but I didn't feel like searching! So the idea came to play!!!The notebook I bought at Mike's for $1! The base of the journal is So Saffron. Other CS colors are Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, and Bashful Blue....I used SU! Markers and Chocolate Chip Ink! The dp is also SU! From the spring mini. Thanks for looking!!

Bloomin' in a hurry....

For todays color challenge we got to use, chocolate chip, cameo coral, certainly celery, and an optional color which I didn't use.

I was in a huge rush doing this card. I went home on my lunch break to finally stamp!! I was very excited. I started out with plenty of time then the phone rang! I rushed to throw it together and out of the house I went.

Hope you like it more then I do!! hahah XoXo

I'm going crazy........

So I haven't been able to make a card since Thursday Night!! I'm going crazy!!! We were so busy this weekend with Birthday parties and riding!! Now for the second day in a row, SCS has posted challenges after I leave for work :( I try to get them done after Tommy leaves for work and before I have to get dressed. Hopefully tonight I will have some time after work to get caught up!!!

Here is a card I made last week to send to my upline! Isn't it cute?? Love those girls so much! I didn't want to post it last week because she would see it hehe. Anyways, the card base is on So Saffron. The stripe paper is SU! I also used Bashful Blue and Regal Rose. I then added a few brads and used my circle punch!!
I figured I would share a few more pictures with you guys to get a little caught up on my blog!!

On Saturday we went to a birthday party for Tommys nephew. We bought him a little toy quad. I think he might have liked the box a little better!! haha.

This is Tommy and his cousin Craig, putting the bike together!!

Here we are Sunday morning getting ready to go on a 70 mile bike ride. This was my first "big" trip. I did manage to fall 1 mile before our destination. The destination was to go eat at a little old fashion Ice Cream Shop. When I fell I managed to break my clutch lever AGAIN!!! But, this time I didn't get hurt so I was excited except the fact that Tommy made me ride his bike back. I was a little scared at first, but toward the end I was having more fun!

Well hope I caught you gals up a little!! Hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday! XoXo

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Embossed Background Card

Today's challenge was to make a card with a background. Catch was we couldn't use our regular background stamps or any small background stamps. So I decided to pull out my Big Blossom set. I just love those big flowers. I embossed the flower in pink. I then needed a big image for the little bo bo I made (I'm tired leave me alone, haha). Stampin' Fun for Everyone was still sitting on my table from the other day so I thought I would use her so I could do some coloring!! I just love it since I have those amazing Prismacolor Pencils!!! I then added a punch of brads!!! My fav!!

Well tomorrow is Friday and I couldn't be more excited. I am so looking forward to the weekend and sleeping in. Tommy has been working extra hours this week. This means getting up at 530!!! ECK!!!

Happy Friday Gals!!! XoXo

Nameplate Frame!

Did you know that my upline is the best?? We met yesterday and did a few projects and look what she brought over for me. Isn't this cute???? I just had to show everyone because she is so amazingly nice!!!! Thanks Annette so much!! I LOVE IT!!!!

Card Using Chipboard

I'm so glad I picked up these alphabet chipboards a few weeks ago at Joanns. I needed to get a birthday card out today so was excited about this challenge. Her first name starts with an E so I painted an e chipboard letter with Making Memories paint.

The main image (the adorable bee and balloons) were colored in using Prismacolor Pencils and gamsol. I added some ribbon and brads for extra touches!!

I can't wait until she gets this card!!!!

Have a great day ladies!! XoXo

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

CD Shaker Cards

So my upline, Annette, abtalpas, came over tonight and we made these adorable CD Shaker Cards. I'm not sure who to give credit to as she had the directions for us printed out. We did change a lot of it to make it ours though ;) hehee

For Crab and Co Card we used Pixie Pink and Gable Green Cardstock.

Cut the Pixie Pink at 5 1/4 x 10 3/4, then score in half (Card Base)

Cut the Gable Green at 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 (Base Layer)

Then cut a piece of Whisper White at 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 (Card Insert) This is the piece you are going to insert inside the CD Wallet!!

After we cut all the cardstock we started decorting the Card Insert. We used Prisma Color Pencils and gamsol to color everything in. We cut up a bunch of little ones and threw them inside the wallet to shake!

We weren't done yet we had to make another!!! Thats when we got our Voila!

The CD Wallets are 5x5. You can find them at Target, Best Buy, etc! 100 for about $14
Our standard 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Envelopes work AMAZING for these!!!!

Thanks for looking!!! XoXo!

Happy Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card I made for today's sketch challenge. I'm going to be giving this to a girl that attends the demonstrator meetings in my town. I had her colors in mind.

The paper is from MME. I haven't been trying to pull it out as often because I find whenever I use it I don't get to stamp to much. The card base is Pumpkin Pie. The sets I used were Doodle This and Doodle That. The ribbon is from Joanns. I used my word window punch and then stamped from Small Sayings. Added some brads around the card and used my ticket rounder punch. The flowers are colored with Prisma Water Color Pencils.

Thanks for looking! XoXo

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Stamp Party ATC

Here is an ATC I made to hand out to gals that have never been to a stamp party of mine. I used Cool Caribbean, Basic Black, and Pretty in Pink SU! Cardstalk. The images are from Stampin' Fun for Everyone! The background is Print Pattern.

I put directions and my name and phone number on the back. I also gave them a spring mini to look at! I got a lot of responses so hopefully this works!!!!
Thanks for looking XoXo

Stampabella! Is ADORABLE!

Okay so I love her!!!!!!! Isn't she cute?? Well I know they all are!!!

This card was done for the color challenge on SCS. The colors were:
Elegant Eggplant
Certainly Celery
Regal Rose

I had these adorable regal rose flower brads that I knew I just had to use!!! I bought them at Joanns. I used my prima watercolor pencils, gamsol, and stumps to color her in! The background is cuttbugged. The rhinestones I bought at Ace Hardware (haha).

Thanks for looking. Have an amazing day!! XoXo

I've been tagged! By the wonderful MARKIES MOM!

Ohhh how I love my gma, but dang she tagged me!! Okay she really isn't my gma, but I just love teasing her about it since she calls me "the brat".

Her blog is amazing and I feel so honored that she tagged me FIRST!! WOW!!
Her blog can be found HERE.

This is the one word answer tag, I am tagging new blogs that I love. All these blogs are great! Please visit them!
Yourself: Sleepy
Your Partner: Smart
Your Hair: Wet
Your Mother: Looney
Your Father: Amazing
Your Favorite Item: stamps!
Your Dream Last Night: none
Your Favorite Drink: coke
Your Dream Car: escalade
Your Dream Home: HUGE!
The Room You Are In: Office
Your Fear: death
Where You Want to be in Ten Years: Retired
Who You Hung Out With Last Night: Tommy
You’re Not: Mean
One of Your Wish List Items: Stamps
The Last Thing You Did: drive
You Are Wearing: clothes
Your Favorite Weather: cool
Your Favorite Book: Scrapbook
Last Thing You Ate: cereal
Your Life: amazing
Your Mood: bored
Your Best Friend: Tommy
What Are You Thinking About Right Now: Sleep
Your Car: Truck
What Are You Doing At The Moment: typing
Relationship Status: boyfriend
What Is On Your TV: Off
What Is The Weather Like: sunny
When Is The Last Time You Laughed: 10min

The 5 Blogs I'm going to tag are:

Monday, June 4, 2007

Chocolate ATC's!

Here are some Chocolate ATC's I did for a swap!! :) The paper is from MME! I used Pixie Pink and Close to Cocoa Cardstalk. The images are from SU! So Sweet. Ribbon is from Joanns! I used my Word Window punch for the Chocolate sentiment. The jewel is from $1 Bin at Joanns!!!

Man I love ATC's!!!!!!

Did I mention I'm hosting two?
Bella ATC Swap
SU! Flower Swap

No Card Weekend!

Hiii everyone. I was gone all weekend in Orange County for a wedding. I wasn't able to make a single card!!!!!!! AHHHHHH!! So instead I thought I would share some pictures of my weekend.

I hope to get some cards tonight tonight after work!!!!