Monday, December 29, 2008

Drummer Boy

Ok, so its better late than never I guess! This was just a quick last minute card I put together... Non-traditional colors, but still cute! The stamps are from Stampendous from the Nativity Cast. From Stampin Up I used Creamy Caramel, Choc Chip, Celery, Vanilla CS. I also used the Sanded background stamp with Basic Brown ink. Other supplies: Sizzix star die, brads, gold cord, stickles.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Kick back and relax

I have had this card done for a while now.. Just needed to take a pic and post it. I love this monkey! Stamps are from CC Designs and MFT. I used Pretty in Pink, Mint Melody, Whisper White and a Bazzill pink CS. I used liquid applique heated with glitter for the bubbles. The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Also used: Cuttlebug folder, LI brads, iridescent and pink organza ribbons.

Friday, December 26, 2008


So when I'm 40 I want this cake!! And don't forget the margaritas! And I better be on an island too! LOL

I love these cakes. I am in NO WAY affiliated with this company. I just love Anne Heap's creativeness. I have tried cake-making/decorating and it is just not for me! My grandma did it for years and made many wedding cakes for people. She had the talent. I, on the other hand, don't have the talent or the desire--its too hard on the wrists. :( So I admire people who can create these pieces of art! Thanks to Pink Cake Box for sharing your work. :)

Sandal Novelty Cake

Christmas box

I made this gift box earlier this week. We still have Christmas get-togethers after Christmas here, so there are still small gifts to give away... The box was inspired by the glittered patterned CS from My Mind's Eye. There are so many fun papers in the pack. With this box I used Choc Chip CS on the bottom. The box top is out of the glitter paper. I had an oops while scoring the corners so I had to devise a way to hold the corners together better--and then came up with the Choc Chip corners--1/2 square folded in half. The edging around the box was done with Martha Stewart edge punch in Buckaroo Blue CS, and sponged with Choc Chip ink. The swirls are die cuts from Quickutz. I love them! I dipped some of the brown ones in iridescent white glitter and it turned out the same color of blue. The snowflakes were punched from Kraft colored CS, glittered and then sponged with Choc Chip ink. The tag was made using Basic Grey stamps in Choc Chip ink. Also used are ribbon and jute twine. Aside from the oopsy on the corners I thought it turned out ok...

Happy Blogoversary to me!

Wow! I cannot believe I have been doing this for 2 years already!! This year has not been what I had hoped it would be in my crafting department. I'm hoping to be able to spend a little more time doing something I love in the next year...(this is my New Year's resolution for this coming year... oh and to lose weight of course! Isn't that always a traditional resolution??) I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and enjoy the rest of the holidays!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

White Christmas

We NEVER have white Christmas' here! I think the statistics say we have a 5% chance every year of having snow on Christmas... We got enough snow to cover my Christmas lights out on the front lawn..and last night it snowed another 5 inches and they are buried...I have glow-in-the-snow lights. The weather man said that this is the biggest accumulation of snow in this area in 41 years!!The poor dog had to resort to doing his potty duties out by the car because he was up to his ears in snow. I'm sure he will be glad when it is all gone! LOL

Christmas Treats

Things have been soooo busy! I haven't had any time to do any paper crafting. I miss it! Anyway, I had a few minutes and threw this together. I had to think of a small quick gift... I used one of Anna Wight's new Christmas sets... I just love the sheep!
Other items used:
  • SU retired tags
  • Whipper Snapper Anna Wight stamps
  • Lasting Impressions buttons
  • Martha Stewart holly punch
  • Copics

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Baby Quilt

I have posted pictures on my quilt blog of my semi-finished mermaid project. If you would like to see it go here. The baby came today early in the morning right before the snow storm hit. I'm so glad that the weather did not complicate the ride to the hospital 15 miles away! It's amazing that the storm hit after she was born... GOOD TIMING!!!

Unusual Winter day in the NW

This is not normally what it looks like in the valley here in the NW this time of year. It was predicted to have the snow turn into rain, but I don't see any signs of the snow stopping! Here's what it looks like outside my front door.... It probably doesn't look like much, but in this neck of the woods this kind of weather closes schools and other events!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Glitter tip

Don't you hate it when your glitter gets everywhere and you can't pick it up? Try using a swiffer cloth. The glitter sticks to it so well and it makes clean-up so much easier!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Changito Winter Wishes

Here is the perfect "politically correct" holiday card! I found this set Changito Snow Play by Stampendous. Apparently it is an exclusive set for whatever reason. You can buy the individual stamps in rubber, but this is a clear set of stamps. It's so stinkin cute! The glitter on this one was messy... I used glitter glue on my Martha Stewart snowflake punch out and glittered it up with silver. The background was cuttlebugged. Also used: Copic Markers, SU NON, Bravo Burgandy, Buckaroo Blue, W White CS, Nestabilities, gems, and metallic ribbon.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Fire in the sky

I cannot get over the sky paintings this fall! The colors are just gorgeous! If you would like to see more head over another one of my blogs by clicking here. Sorry if the content is not relevant to stamping or crafting, but this masterpiece was made by our Creator! Who wouldn't share it! :) Enjoy!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Selling a few things

I have listed a few things on Ebay... If you are interested please look! I have a set of watercolor crayons and H2O's up for grabs! I have been giving great consideration to selling some of my cards, so they may be up there soon too...

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving sunrise

I woke up Thanksgiving morning to let the dog out and this was the view out the back door! This was soooo cool to see in November! And just about a half hour later it was fogged over and ugly outside! Amazing! It was so pretty! My mom calls it sky-blue-pink. :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Baby Shower Thanks..

This was one of my trial Thank You cards.. I decided to go with the other set because this would have been too time consuming. The image is from Gina K and the sentiment is from Paper Trey.
I used my cuttlebug die for the baby pins and attached them to the ribbon with the tag. The image is colored in with Copics and stickles used on the buttons and baby. I used the Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder for the background. Other supplies used: Nestabilities scalloped square, Pink Pirouette, Positively Pink, and W White CS, Lasting Impressions Buttons.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thank You cards...

This is a set of 15 thank you cards..I swear this is the most cards I have made in one sitting for a very long time!!! These were made for my niece. She just had a baby shower and needed some thank you cards to send out.. They were all done on raised-edge note cards. I used SU's Bundle of Joy setI masked the square center to stamp the border. The thank you sentiment is from Paper Trey. I painted the giraffe using an aqua painter, ink refills and blender pen refill solution. The edges and sentiment were inked with the old Positively Pink ink pad.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Gingerbread Man

I cannot believe we are into The Holidays already! Where did the year go?? Yikes! Only 38 days until is coming so quickly! I sat down and made these this weekend. The gingerbread man is from Whipper Snapper. Other supplies include: SU Cranberry, Kraft, and Vanilla CS. SU Christmas DP, Nestabilities, Lasting Impressions buttons, assorted ribbon and ric rac, Quickutz tag die, 'business card holder' tin (from, Prismacolor, A Muse 'Sweet Holiday Wishes' sentiment stamp, Whipper Snapper Gingerbread man, Coluzzle pillow box template.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Another project...

I am working on a new project, but it's not a paper craft. I have finally cleaned up my craft room enough to make room for my quilting stuff--yay! My craft room is always a work in progress. But I think I finally have it set up so that I can quilt and stamp comfortably and have them both set up at the same time. Anyway, I started working on a quilt. If you would like to see it, you can see it HERE. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pirate booty bag

I finally got the little gift bag die from SU. With this one I took black CS and mounted this Bo Bunny Halloween paper on the top. The skull die is two-step die and emboss set from Cuttlebug.

The tag saying is 'one for all and all for me!" The little coins are from a pirate sticker set from Sandylion. Other items used: spider treat bags from $1 bin at Target, Stamp by Stampendous--Changito Treato set, bones and skulls candy, SU Black and Creamy Caramel Ink, Gold Encore pad, stitched black ribbon

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Another cake from Pink Cake Box!

Look at this cake!! This is so cool!! These women just do an awesome job on these...

Upsy Daisy

Life has been crazy here! Since I have been off of work I have been in the which-way-do-I-go funk. There are so many things that need to be done it's hard to find a place to start. I did take a little time out for crafting... This card was really easy to make. I used glossy white CS and sponged it with the following SU inks: M Mustard, C Caramel, M Moss, C Celery, S Saffron, R Rust. The flowers were stamped using Chocolate ink. Other items used include: SU Chocolate and Caramel CS, Brown Bazzill CS, Coppermine Fabric Fancies Prima flowers, Nestabilities tags, and brown gingham ribbon.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Can't Wait!!!

For the past 7 months I have been working with a home health agency as a case manager. I have totally loved working with my patients. But, I have been working an average of 50-60 hours per week. It has been really difficult to have a life (to say the least!)!! Wellllll, I have secured a new position working in the schools and I'm really excited about it! It means I will have normal hours and I won't have to bring my work home with me! Part of the reason why I decided to become a nurse is to decrease my hours worked in a week--not increase!!! With this job I will have time to be me again! I have so many plans in my crafting future!!! I have about a 2 week break in between jobs that is going to be great!! I'll be able to slam out some of my Halloween ideas that have been brewing in my head for a while now!! I have one more week of pure torture and then I'm DONE!!!!! It will be so nice to not have to bring home a computer and chart for hours every night. Anyway... stay tuned 'cause I'm gonna be posting some fun stuff! I just bought a bunch more DVD tins from Effectuality again. I also bought some other things from there too. I think you will like what I have in store!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Goulish Greetings

I found this stamp set and had to buy it! Little did I realize that it is an exclusive set from Stampendous! I have tried to look for it online and there are only a few places selling it. It's called Crazy Cupcakes. There are tons of different faces you can put inside the cupcake! It's such a fun set to play with! This one was perfect for Halloween...


  • SU W White, B Black Pumpkin, and retired in-color marigold CS
  • Crazy Cupcakes set by Stampendous
  • Greeting by MFT
  • Cuttlebug Embossing folders
  • rhinestones
  • prismacolor and gamsol
  • Doodlebug Ribbon
  • Cuttlebug circle dies
  • Stickles

Out of this world!

It seems like forever since I have been able to post something! This during this time of year my head is really full of so many ideas its hard to find a place to start. I bought this stamp set from Cat's Pajamas. I love the rocket! And rockets just scream glitter! The phrase was one I found in Studio G stamps at Michaels. I wish the print on it was bigger.

Other supplies:

  • SU W White, Ballet Blue, Green Galore CS
  • Doodlebug pattern paper
  • Quickutz dies
  • stickles
  • Studio G and Cat's Pajamas stamps
  • Corner rounder

Friday, September 5, 2008

Shaggy Frankie!

Here's my take on Frankie boy for Halloween. He has a shag doo! These are fun to make. I wrapped a box of Gobstoppers with Wild Wasabi. I thought he turned out kinda cute! Funny thing..... the gobstoppers are coming out of the side of his head... like he is losing his marbles!! LOL

Heres what I used: Wild Wasabi, W White, B Black, Lovely Lilac CS, stickles, copic pen, Wild Wasabi Ink, white gel pen, Cuttlebug circle dies.

Poodle meets craft room!

This was too funny not to share!! My daughter is always messing around with the camera. She staged Buddy in the craft room with the feather boa. Definitely the poodle style! LOL Even more funny... he sat still for about 10 minutes while she was messing around with the camera!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Feel Better

For the longest time I have had already-colored images on my desk. I finally challenged myself to use one. The stamp is from Whipper Snapper--BooBoo Bear. Love that little guy! He is colored with prismacolor pencils (of course). All solid colored CS is from SU. The BG paper is Lasting Impressions, along with the button. Feel Better soon sentiment is from MFT. Also used on this card are: ribbons and cord, blue gems, white signo pen, and stickles.

Spooky Greetings

I had some time to play today. I can't believe Halloween is just around the corner!! Holy cow! Where did the year go?

This is a card I made with a Halloween set from CC Designs. I love this set!! I broke out my new Cuttlebug embossing folders. I guess the holiday ones are special edition folders?? I'm not sure about that, but that's what I heard. I used the spider web as the background.

Here are some other supplies I used:

  • SU Pumpkin, Vanilla, and B Black CS
  • Cardstock by Bazzill
  • Lasting Impressions brads
  • MM bat brad
  • MFT Halloween stamps
  • CC Designs Stamps
  • Ribbon and cording
  • Distressor
  • Word window punch
  • Prismacolor pencils and gamsol

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Box in a Bag

I broke down and made one of these tonight. Is it just me or does it take you forever to pick out your color scheme/paper/supplies?? I swear it takes me forever. I think it is because I have too many ideas running around that I just don't know where to start. I love this DP from SU but just have never used it. This was perfect. I had one of my Paper Trey sets out on my desk and it just kinda fell together!Supplies: SU DP (porcelain prints), Bayou Blue and W White CS, Bayou Blue, C Celery, Cocoa inks, Martha Stewart punch, Paper Trey's Flower Garden set, Technique Tuesday's borders, Tab punch, SU ribbons, and red tacky tape.

August Sky

I wish I had the camera with me all the time. I saw the most beautiful sunset sky yesterday but couldn't get a picture of it. The sunsets have been amazing this past month. here are a few shots from our back yard earlier this month... I absolutely love the blended colors!!

Sweet Bear

I made this sweet little card over the weekend. The stamp is from CC Designs Sweet Treats. I just love their little bears!! So cute! This one was colored with Prismacolor and gamsol. I also broke out my nestabilities and used them. I finally got everything organized on my craft desk so that I can just grab what I need and go!! It is so nice having a craft room!! I think I'm in heaven!!
Here are some of the other supplies I used:
  • SU Mint Melody, W White CS, and other unknown CS
  • Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
  • Nestabilities scallop rectangle
  • Assorted ribbons
  • Circle punch
  • Paper Trey circle frame stamp
  • SU eyelets

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Blue ribbon awards!

I decided to put some of my work in as exhibits in the Clark County Fair this year. I could only enter 6 items. So, I put 4 of my paper crafts and 2 of my quilts. These are cards and crafts that I have posted on this blog in the past. I will be posting my quilts on my other blog Lovin My Quilts soon. Anyhow, I won 4 blue ribbons! It stinks that they don't award rosettes for paper crafts at this fair. It may be because it is just a paper craft (??). I don't know, but I think it deserves more respect than that. There were many different displays of cards and SB pages. They just weren't as touted as highly as the other crafts. Photography was huge! The quilts were awesome. I love to look at the display of quilts. My mom and aunt are both entering quilts in the Oregon State Fair this year. Can't wait to see what ribbons they got! I Wish I lived in Oregon so I could enter! WA State Fair is just too far away for me to drop everything and go enter. Maybe another time!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cowboy thoughts

I needed a masculine card. I already had the image stamped and ready to go. Just had to put it together. The image is so sparkly. I love it! I have finally had a chance to get my new craft room semi-organized. So now I can actually stamp and feel comfortable!!
Supplies Used:
  • SU Wild Wild West retired stamp set
  • SU Sanded background
  • SU Bronc Buster
  • SU B Black, R Rust, C Caramel
  • xyron sticker maker
  • acetate sheet
  • pearl ex
  • Stazon Black
  • copper and gold glitter mix
  • MM antique copper brads
  • Karen Foster charm
  • hemp twine
  • Paper Trey Faux Ribbon set
  • SU Black and Close to Cocoa inks

Sweet Treats

I love the new stamps from CC Designs. I can't wait to get my hands on the new sets for this month! This little bear is from their set Sweat Treats. I used prismacolor pencils on this one. Also used is a ribbon slide from Nestabilities

Other supplies:

  • American Crafts ribbon
  • SU ribbon
  • LI brads and buttons
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
  • SU Pretty in Pink, W White, Close to Cocoa, and Pixie Pink

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Brilliant Weblog award!

Tangii gave me this special award!!! Tangii you are so sweet! Thank you! I really don't feel like I deserve this because I haven't blogged in so long... But, I'm hoping I'll be able to start blogging more.
It's a special award given to weblogs that somehow catch your eye!
The rules for this award:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated
There are so many to choose from and I love so many. Here are the ones I have chosen:
1. Beauty Lies Within by MJ Albright
2. iStamp by Nancy Riley
3. Jill's Card Creations by Jill Hilliard
4. Impressions by Rochelle Wick
6. Kwerner Designs by Kristina
7. Patty's Stamping Spot by Patty Bennett

Birthday Business

I just bought these fab sets from CC Designs. The monkey is from It's My Birthday set. I love these monkies!! I had to throw together a quick card for my great-nephew's 2nd birthday. He is so stinkin' cute and such a monkey! I thought the card was perfect for him. If I would have had more time I would have added more. The star came from Jody Morrow's sticky sale stars.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Lovin' My Quilts

I promised my mom that I would start a blog to show off her creations. She does such an awesome job! Take a peek! Lovin' My Quilts

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Simply sweet...

It's a miracle!!! I finally got a chance to sit down and actually stamp! Things have been turned upside down in my world lately, so getting the chance to play has been very rare. We are starting to settle down into our new home. Most things are still a mess--mostly because we are working all the time. I put in almost 40 hours of overtime in 2 weeks--the past 2 weeks. It has been insane! And taking its toll to say the least. There has been a string of unfortunate events that has caused me to be out of the loop for quite some time. They say they come in 3's but I think I got about 5 or 6 on that one. Hopefully things will settle down for a while. Anyway, I'm hoping to be back on track with my crafting. I made a card with the new MFT stamps. I hope you like. Nothing great, but something stamped at least! ;)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

These are so cool!! Take a look!

I stumbled across this site while blogging and just had to share it! Go check out their site! They have some unbelievable cakes!! PINK CAKE BOX This one looks like it was made with rolled fondant frosting. Not very palatable but it looks sooo cool! Check out their blog HERE

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Poets & Pirates Tour

We had such a blast last night!! I bought 3rd row seats to Kenny Chesney's concert. Here are some pics I got from the night.... We were able to reach up and get a little tap on the hand from the 4th consecutive Entertainer Of The Year (ranking with Garth Brooks)!! I was able to get a few videos of him too. I'm hoping to retrieve some snapshots from the video. They were really good! Hope you enjoy!!