Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I'm so thankful for my wonderful friends! They have been so understanding and patient with me while I have been dealing with depession these past few years. I can't thank them enough. I sometimes wonder what they see in me, though I know that is my depression talking. I hope that if you know somone who is struggling that you are able to be caring and supportive. Many of you probably know how hurtful family and friends can be and how many years it can take to get past the pain.

Kathy made this for me to celebrate my birthday (in June), but it is just as important now as it would have been then. Thanks Kathy.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Each One Of Us . . .

Is God's Special Work of Art.

This is so true. Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. Another CASE, found here.

CS - Chocolate Chip, Taken With Teal, Really Rust
DSP - Autumn Meadows
Stamps - Autumn Splendor, Word's of Wisdom
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Linen Thread, Beads (other)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Trust In The Lord

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart. About an hour ago I decided to make a card for tonight's post. I wanted to use a leaf theme and I had several leaves already cut using the new Stampin Up Leaves #2 Die. The scanner didn't pick up the colors very well, if we have any sunshine tomorrow, I'll try to get a better pic.

Stamps - Words of Wisdom (retired)
CS - Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, More Mustard, Taken With Teal
DSP - Autumn Meadows
Ink - Taken With Teal
Accessories - Library Clips, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crushed Curry

Speaking of curry, what is your favorite recipe with this "secret ingredient?" Yes, I have been watching Iron Chef America. Still, I'd love to see your recipes. Just click on "comment" on the bottome of this post.


Aren't these colors just yummy! They remind me of linens my sister brought back from India for me for Christmas last year. As soon as I can find the right batteries for my recharger, I will get a picture of it posted here for you. The colors are so vivid & are so similar to Stampin Up's 6 new colors for this year.

CS - Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Stamps - Great Friend
DSP - Razzleberry Lemonade
Ink - Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories - So Saffron Brads, Dimensionals
Punches - 3/4" Circle & Scalloped Edge

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Just For You

I loved the simplicity and beauty of this card. This card will be for my card ministry this month. It didn't scan very well, though. Tuesday & Wednesday of this week, my scrapbooking ladies from church will be getting together. When we last met, they indicated they would like to help make cards so I will have this project ready for them.

Stamps - Trendy Trees, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS - Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Really Rust
DSP - Delicate Dots (retired)
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Really Rust
Punches - Word Window, 1/8" circle
Accessories - Stamp-a-ma-jig, 5/8" Choc Chip Grosgrain ribbon, Linen Thread

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Creepy Crawly, Oh My Golly

I wanted a quick card for tonight and I wanted to use this stamp set, so headed to SCS & found this card. I changed a couple of things so as to use what supplies I had on hand.

This month I celebrated my 5 years as a Stampin Up Demonstrator & one of the most fun things about stampin for so long is the supplies you have built up. When you find a design you like, you can pretty much recreate it right then and there - not have to go shopping all over town to find them!

Something else I would like to say tonight is that there are many kinds of stampers/scrapbookers. Those who design their own, and those who are creative copiers, and let me tell you that both are hugely successful! In Stampin Up we believe in CASE - Copy And Share Everything. Be proud of your copied designs, give the original designer all the credit that is due her/him.

Each of us have special gifts that God has given us, so show your copied designs off to the world!

CS - Basic Black, Only Orange, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP - Haloween Night (retired)
Ink - Old Olive, Basic Black
Punches - Scalloped Circle, Circle 1-3/8 & 1-1/4, Modern Label
Accessories - Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon, Only Orange Eyelets (retired)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Merry Christmas

Isn't this pretty! Lisa brought this for us today to make. This gorgeous deer comes in a single stamp set for only $8.95. You can purchase it 24/7 on my Stampin Up webiste, just click on the Catalog to the left.

CS - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Stamps - Dasher, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Real Red, Craft Chocolate Chip, Silver Encore
DSP - Christmas Cocoa Specialty
Ribbon - Whisper White Organza
Punches - Eyelet Border, Lg Oval, Scalloped Oval
Accesories - Sponges, Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder

Hello There!

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. I've been super busy & dealing with my sometimes one-track mind. Later today, Lisa is coming over for lunch and stamp. This is one of the cards we will do. One of my new color combo favorites is Kraft & Whisper White. Hope you like it!

Stamps - Cheap Talk
CS - Kraft, Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
DSP - Patterns Pack III - Mellow Moss (hostess)
Ink - Mellow Moss, Craft Whisper White
Punches - Scalloped Edge, Circles 1 & 1-1/4
Accessories - Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon (double-sided), Dimensionals

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


In the cool of the evening
When everything is getting kind of groovy
You call me up and ask me
Would I like to go with you and see a movie?
First I say no, I've got some plans for tonight.
And then I stop and say all reight.
Love is kind of crazy with a spooky little boy like you.

One of my favorite songs, by Dusty Springfield.

Another card Joyce & did last night. Love the colors!

CS - Summer Sun, Basic Black, Blue Bayou (retired), Whisper White
Ink - Summer Sun, Blue Bayou (retired)
Buttons - other
Embossing Folders - other

Scarry Spider

I spent the evening with my friend Joyce & her Mom. While the charcoals were heating up, we created a couple of cards. First, let me just say, Joyce is the Queen of Stamps, & I mean that in the best possible way. She just loves everything about it! I love being a part of it. This is the first card I designed using the MOJO Monday Sketch Week 101.

CS - Basic Black, Pumpking Pie, Whisper White
DSP - Creepy Crawlers (retired)
Embossing Folders - other
Accessories - Circle Scissor,
Ink - Black StazOn

Monday, September 7, 2009

Best Witches

Ever have one of those days? Where you feel like you're falling in a pot of crap, then someone just comes in & makes it worse - like sitting on you? Well, Best Witches Sista!

CS - Basic Black, Only Orange, Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamps - Halloween Hoot
Inks - Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Accessories - Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Markers - Yo Yo Yellow, Pale Plum, Old Olive,
Punches - 1-3/8 & 1-1/4 circle

Sunday, September 6, 2009

You Rock

This card was so adorable. It is has been in My Favorites at Splitcoaststampers for awhile, but I didn't have Kraft envelopes until recently. I had never taken a card & turned it into an envelope, so it was a fun one to do. So easy, here is the tutorial.

CS - Old Olive, Kraft, Real Red
DSP - Fall Flowers (retired)
Stamps - Just Jawing, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Basic Black
Accessories - Red Gingham Ribbon, Crimper, Markers, Old Olive Brads, Green Bead Duo
Punches - Round Tab, Eyelet Border, Boho Flower

Saturday, September 5, 2009

For You - Fresh Cut Flowers

Aren't these colors just yummy? Here is my inspiration. Hope you are having a super holiday weekend. Enjoy & be safe.

CS - Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Really Rust, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
DSP - Patterns Pack (Hostess Level 1)
Ink - Really Rust, Night of Navy
Stamps - Fresh Cuts
Accessories - Ribbon Originals Elementary, Designer Buttons Latte, Fresh-Cut Notes
Punches - 5 Petal, Ticket Corner

Friday, September 4, 2009

Did You Know?

That by clicking on one of our monthly projects (see the left side of my blog) you will be taken to a list of the items to make this project & the ability to order them directly from me at the same time. Have some of the items already? Just uncheck that item & you're good to go. And, if you need help in putting it together, that's what I'm here for! Check them out.

Happy Thanksgiving

Another CASE. This was such a beautiful card that I had to make it myself. Actually, Lisa & I got together recently to stamp & this was the card I took for us to do. I just love it!

You can see the original card done by Vera below.

CS - Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Craft, More Mustard, Very Vanilla
DSP - Autumn Time
Stamps - Autumn Splendor
Ink- Bravo Burgundy
Stampin Write Markers - Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard
Accessories - Kraft Corduroy Button, Dimensionals, Burgandy Grosgrain Ribbon, Crimper
Punches - Modern Label

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thank You Blair

I want to say a special thank you to my neice, Blair, for stopping by the other night. We reconnected recently via Facebook & texted each other Monday night. What a treat that was as we hadn't talked in such a long time. School was starting back up the next day - her first day as a Senior in High School. I hope this year is a fabulous one for her, I know mine was.

Simply Beautiful

I saw this card on another blog & simply had to CASE (copy & share everything) it. When I find her name, I'll post it back here.

CS - Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Punch - 5 Petal Flower
Accessories: Pretties Kit
Big Shot & Lattice Die

Halloween is a Hoot

This is a MOJO Monday sketch - number 102. I sort of used this week's technique challenge at Splitcoaststampers, also. The number is TLC235. I did not do it exactly because I didn't reread the instructions. Something I do frequently, unfortunately. I used Magic Mesh & laid it on the Orange cs, then using a sponge paint brush and some yellow acrylic paint, brushed over the the mesh.

CS - Basic Black, Only Orange, Green Galore, Whisper White
Stamps - Halloween is a Hoot
Ink - Basic Black
Markers - YoYo Yellow, Green Galore, Ruby Red, Soft Suede
Punches - Photo Corners
Tools - Coluzzle
Accessories - Vintage Brads

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sweet Rewards Hostess Promotion

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Make plans today to host your own Stampin' Up! workshop and enjoy this sweet reward.