Friday, December 18, 2009
However..............there are those that like to use and abuse ones blog for personal vindication. Lets face it, hidng behind a screen is so much easier than facing oneself in the mirror...even facing anything period really...it can be ugly when you actually turn the light on and see who's lookin back at you...which is usually the reason why hiding is a comfort for a cowardly person. I'm a very observant, intuitive, and aware person...and I saw right through this particular poster who decided to use my blog to promote their slander. "ANONYMOUS" TIP: My husband and I are alot more computer savvy than this poster gives us credit for and it is known who it is. Come JANUARY 1st I hope this poster gets the picture loud and clear...move on...get a life and stop dwelling on what cannot be controlled...although I'm sure you tried...and failed...miserabley.
On to the card and to my regular readers :) I love this set that I used for this card. It is from Little Paper Shop also from the Global set just like from the previous card that posted. The Embossing folder used, I had never used before even though I got as soon as it was available....which was about a year ago maybe or even longer I'd think. Anyway, this card did in fact take alot of time to make but was a breeze when I massed produced them...the most difficult part was placing the winter leaves and then adding the glitter...
Well I hope you all like it and please excuse my blurb on a particular poster.
Have a great Day! I know I will :D
Stamps: LPS Global
Paper: GP white, Cool Carribean, MonoCromatic Green (bazzill)
Embellishments: Cool Carribean Twill, White sheer ribbon, Mint Green rhinestones, Martha Stewart Punch, Spellbinders Dies, SU Markers, Dazzling Diamonds, Liquid Applique
Thursday, December 17, 2009
So here is one of favorites and one of hubby's favorites :) hope you all like it...Have a great day!
Stamps: Little Paper Shop (global), SU Home for Christmas
Paper: Unknown DP, SU BB, BB
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Embellishments: Spellbinders, SU Markers, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestones
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
It's gloomy here and I'm feelng really lethargic today because of the weather so I'm goin g to keep this quite short.
I would like to shout out to a wonderful person named Christyne. My thoughts and prayers are with you my dear. Hope all goes well. God Bless.
Everyone have a great day...
Stamps: SU A Cardinal Christmas, Rubbernecker Trees.
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa (SU)
Paper: SU More Mustard, Bazzill , GP
Embellishments: Ribbon, Green rhinestones, paper peircing, pop dots
Friday, December 11, 2009
I'm loving the gold pearls but the one I use are all attached to one piece of adhesive so detaching them is a bit of a pain. If anyone knows where I can get gold pearls please let me know.
Cuttlebug folder was used for the BG and old Sizzix snowflake die to bring out the second BG. I also finally used my Flourishes Spellbinders as an accent. The satin ribbon finished is off nicely :)
Thanks for looking! Have a great day
Stamps: Recollections snowflake, SU To You and Yours
Paper: SU VV, BB, Kraft, Unknown kraft textured.
Ink: Versamark, SU Close to cocoa
Embellishments: Ribbon, Gold Pearls, Spellbinders, MS Punch, Cuttlebug folder, Sizzix Die, Corner Rounder.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
So here is a card I made with my mom in mind. She loves Poinsettias and used my set from GinaK Designs that I got last year and finally decided to break it open :) The gold paper I had frpm laster year too an can't find it anymore which really bites because it's nice and thin..The card stock is too thick an never would've been able to get the punches through them. I don't think I could dup this card even if I tried..so I'm not sure if she'll get this one or if I should attempt another one...hmmm...I'll see how I feel... :)
Thank you to those who posted such comforting and supportive comments...I do appreciate it...it's one of the biggest reasons why I love blogging and sharing my work. All of you make my time worth while :) Thank you for putting a smile on my face :)
Stamps: GinaK A Year of Flowers
Ink: Versamark, Embossing powder (gold)
Paper: WC 140lb,WW (SU), Unknown gold
Embellishments: Martha Stewart Punch, gold beads, Cuttlebug Folder, Cuttlebug Die.
Friday, December 4, 2009
I will be posting some work that I've done for Chirstmas so make sure you stay tuned for that :)
Until then...hope everyone has a great weekend.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Paper: SU, Kraft, Bravo Burgandy, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments DP
Stamps: Recollections Holly and Peace Sentiment, Studio G ornaments
Ink: Versamark, Momemto Rich Cocoa
Embellishments: Burgandy Pearls, Crimping Iron, Gold Pen, Dazzling Diamonds.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
GOOD LUCK ALL!!!
Please ignore the date at the top of this post. It is October 20th :) November 3rd will be the last day and the name draw for this post due to the Blog Candy Give-Away!
Well Blog-aversary to meeeeeeeeee....lol....and Happy Birthday to my DD who turned 16 today. I want to thank all of my readers and followers for keeping me interested in keeping up with my blog. I do enjoy it but it's more enjoyable when it's shared with others. Soooo to THANK Everyone who does read my blog or stop by to see what I've created this give-away is for you :)
**This post will be a sticky post until the Blog Candy give-away is over and a winner is chosen. Thanks For Participating!!**
The give away will be drawn on November 3rd 2009 11:00am est. That is 2 weeks to post a comment. A name will be randomly chosen as the winner. GOOD LUCK!!
I thought I'd let you all know how I'm choosing a random winner...so far I have 45 comments.
I will have numbers 1-45 for example, on small pieces of paper. The paper will be folded and then choosing a random entry from a small wicker basket :)
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!! :)
Monday, November 2, 2009
A little tribute to you to start your day with a lot of love..............
I knew I loved you before I met you...
I had a dream...and you came true...
you are my love of loves, my heart of hearts, my souls of souls...you are the air I breathe...
You were sent to me when I needed love most in my life....you are my lifetime gift....Thank You For loving me unconditionaly!
I Love You My Sweet Robert! Huggs and Kisses
Your Butterfly Kiss......."
Okay enough of the mushy stuff..lol...Another Set :) This was made with the Cranberry CS from SU. These brass charms are my favorite. I love the elegant shape of these reindeer.
I went to Michaels this weekend and saw the MS punches that were on the shelf and want just about all of them :) I saw the new corner punch which I did drooled over and thought...okay....not today...maybe next week, seeing that I've already gone over my weekly budget of craft supplies. Now for those of you that are inquiring about the MS scoring tool and wanting a review or any info on it here some for you. I spoke with the scrapbooking instructer at Michaels and she said she loves it because it'll make envelopes, mind you they are a little larger than we cardmakers need them to be but a card maker can make a card to fit the size of the envelope. She does not like it for scoring 12x12 paper because it comes up short. Her advice is to stick with the scor-it or scor-pal. There are too many cons than pros. Now if you are anything like me I have to have all the tools...well almost...lol...so I'll be getting one when they are back in stock and I'll be giving all of a personal review of this tool.
BLOG-AVERSAY GIVE-A-WAY TOMORROW!!!
If you haven't posted yet for a chance to win do it now I'll be choosing a name at 11am est.
Stamps: SU Many Merry Messages
Paper: SU Cranberry, Mullberry CS, Brushed Gold CS
Embellishments: Ribbon, Gold Border, MS Punch, Brass Charm
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Click on all the pics to enlarge for more detail.
The woman who inspired this box Elaine, has a website and for those of you who love surprise type boxes you need to check her stuff out. Here is the LINK-Magic-box
My sister liked and let me borrow it to put it up on my blog. I had forgotten to take pictures of it before I gave it her. Now she is married as of Oct. 23rd. and is on her honeymoon. I'll be posting a pic or two of my DD and myself as we were bridesmaids at her wedding. I hope you all like the box as much as I do. This was in fact alot more work than I expected but it turned out beautifully....Dontcha think :)
Paper: GP white, Brushed gold.
Ink: SU Ruby Red
Embellishments: Cuttlebug Folder, Rhinestones, MS Butterfly punch and leaf punch, Flower punches, Stylus, Redline tape, Pop dots, Glitter pen, Acetate
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Yay! it's nice and sunny today..I suffer from seasonal depression and can't stand the winter because of this reason. I do have indoor day lighting and the whole deal but sometimes natural light is what I need to give me a happy boost...or a Rickards Red...I love my beer..lol...I like white wine as well but enough about all of that.
So this wedding card was a sample I made for a friend who was attending a wedding that was arranged and well it wasn't quite appropriate because of the sentiment...I didn't know it was arranged or I would have chosen different words for the sentiment. This was a difficult card even though it looks simple...but I loved he result in the end.
Til tomorrow :)
Paper: Strathmore 100lb Vellum Smooth paper for the base, Clear printed acetate, SU WW
Embellishments: Sheer pink Ribbon, Wedding daisies ribbon (border), Ribbon flower, pop dots, Spellbinders dies.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I almost forgot that my blog-aversary is in a week...hmmmm....a Give-a-way sounds like a great idea what you all think :) Keep Checking Back !
Here is a card I made for a wedding...I actually made quite a few for people and these were some of them...tomorrow I'll post another one...click on the picture for larger view...the pic is still quite unexposed...I forgot to set the setting on my camera back to the original setting after my DD uses it. I apologize for the quality.
Paper: Ivory heavy weight artist paper from Walmart. I Love it!!!
Embellishments: Prima Flowers with MS pearl centers, MS Lace Punch, Offray 1 1/2 inch ivory satin ribbon, Spellbinders dies.
Monday, October 5, 2009
I have to start with my SU sets first then I can figure out my clear and unmounted sets.
Pictures are appreciated and ideas to keep cost down will help also.
Help me please :(
Monday, September 14, 2009
I made this card for a friend of mine who had a wedding to go to. It was someone from her workplace that I made the Bat Mitzvah invites for. The link for that post is HERE. The picture does not do this card any justice because of the size and materials that were used. Check the list below for more details.
The card is 6x6 and I used Prima Say It In Crystals for an added elegant flare for both the outside and the inside. As you can see the stem of the flower is the same scroll as the inside of the card. I was going for something fresh and elegant and my friends loved it when the saw I personalized it :) I have a couple more wedding cards that I came up with that I will post this week. Hope you all have a good day :)
Paper: 140 Vellum Smooth (strathmore), SU WW.
Ink: None, Computer Generated Sentiment.
Embellishments: Antique Brads, Prima Say it in Crystals, Bazzill Flowers, Making Memories Acetate patterned paper, Glue Dots, SU Tab Punch.
Friday, June 26, 2009
I loved to dance as a kid...I copied every move he had in all of his videos including Thriller. He was the happiest memory of my unhappy childhood. I escaped listening to his music and dancing to his songs perfecting his moves...going to the thriller concert, my very first concert ever was definitely the highlight of my childhood...yes I am still a die hard fan even throughout his weirdness. His talent will and has surpassed all of it...
It doesn't matter to me what people say about him...there is no one like him...he had more of a positive impact on this planet than his negative will ever have.
I was discussing how big this is going to get with my DH and we both believe that this is going to be bigger than the Princess Di death...Elvis's death even JFK....
Tell me what you think....no bashing please.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Hi everyone! Sorry I've been MIA. If things didn't get to me so easily maybe I wouldn't be so stressed all the time. But I am happy to say that part of that stress is quitting smoking...! Yes I am a smoker. :( Or at least up until May 20th. Today is my two week stretch and yesterday was the toughest so far. Yay for me...lol...my crazy DD went for a walk with me last night because I was seriously jonesin' for a ciggy. We went to the store at around 10:00pm and of course, what cures a nicfit better than chocolate right...lol...Well I had a sugar rush and couldn't get to sleep after that...I should know better. Oh well.
Here is a card very similar to the other I have done in the last little while. I really enjoyed making such soft looking cards. I haven't really done it before and now I'm glad I did. Hope you all like it
Paper: Colorbok CS pack, 140 lb watercolor paper
Stamps: SU Soft Summer
Ink: Su Close to Cocoa, Pale Plum,
Embellishments: Spellbinders dies, paper piercing, ribbon, pearls, Gold Perfect Pearls.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I have to admit that I hated the fact that my b-day landed on Mothers Day this year but it actually turned out better than I ever expected :) So I'm thanking everyone who wished me well on my B-day/Mothers Day. Hopefully all the Mothers out there were appreciated :)
I'll be posting pics sometime over the weekend so make sure you stay tuned :)
I had fan making this only because I used my new spellbinders flower dies *big grin* I used my Perfect Pearls for the very first time too on this card on the leaves for some highlighted dimension.
Have a great day everyone!
Paper: 140lb watercolor paper, Colorbok CS paper pack, Bazzill CS
Stamps: SU Warmest Regards
Ink: Versafine Black, SU Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Ribbon, Spellbinder Dies, Dew Drops, Perfect Pearls pigment powder, Stickles.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I got a birthday card from one of my SCS friends :) I arrived yesterday. Thank you Kathy for the card and the ribbon. You are such a sweetheart :) Isn't it pretty!!!???
My birthday isn't until May 10 so this was a nice early surprise. I'm a little annoyed that my b-day lands on Mother's day...lol...oh well :)
Well I have to go get some things done before it gets too late.
Have a nice day all :)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Just a quick note about this card..
The making of this card was actually intended for a friend of mine. I plan on putting a really nice verse inside but I haven't written it out yet. I will be using vellum to print out on and attaching it to the inside loosely.
This woman who inspired this card is my personal inspiration with creativity and motherhood. She makes me laugh and comforts me when I'm feeling down, at a loss or just down right fed up with being mom. Honestly, when I feel like I lost my identity as a person/ woman/wife because I have to play the mom, warden, the cook, the cleaners, and everything else she will be the one to to put a smile on my face, calm my nerves and my stress starts to disintegrates and I start feeling like myself again...when we talk on the phone or see each other my spirits lift instantly...I am really hoping she doesn't check my blog today or at least until Mother's Day...lol...I haven't been able to express my gratitude the way I've wanted to and I thought of making her something personal from me would be perfect for Mother's Day as she too is a mother of two grown children. So with that being said I hope you all like the card :) I had to use ribbon on this one :)
Have a nice day all! :)
Paper: Colorbok CS and paper pack, 140lb watercolor paper.
Ink: Versafine Black, SU Close to Cocoa
Embellishments: Ribbons, Pearls, Spellbinders Dies.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
I think Mom's need an Island all their own where we can escape to and reinvent ourselves. I want to be waited on hand and foot for a change and fully pampered...oh but it's just a dream away...lol....
Here is another card celebrating moms...hope you all like it...and look no ribbon....lol...I did use paper lace which I'm now in love with...I just love how it finishes the card.
Have Great Day All :)
SU All Year Cheer
Paper: Colorbok Paper block (vintage), 140lb watercolor paper
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Paper Lace, Vintage Metal Brads and Photo corners, Darice silk flower pieces, Spellbinder Circle die, MS Leaf Punch
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Hi Everyone! Well I am looking forward to the nice weather heading our way this week. I plan on taking advantage of the nice weather seeing as there are many events happening in the next few days. Birthdays, housewarmings, BBQ's... (my personal favorite) Seriously I can't resist a juicy bbq steak lapped in special sauce and roasted veggies savored in olive oil and Italian seasoning with lemon zest! Gosh I haven't had breakfast yet...... Now I'm starving!
Okay let's change the topic just for a moment anyway :) I'm going to be posting mother's day cards for the next week. All of which will be in a range of general to more personal. Cards where you can give to a friend who is a mom to cards that you give to your own mom. I hope you all enjoy them as they come...this one had no ribbon :( I'm not fond of it and it could be because it's ribbon deprived...lol... I am loving my New spellbinders though ladies...and I'm telling you if you don't have them get them! I'm a little more behind then some of the others who get something once it's available but, I like to see what you can use them for before I get them myself. This one is the Deckled Edge and I love it for that vintage look or a more natural look...The paper is all from Colorbok, on old pack I had been holding on too for far too long.
I have to make a small shout out to my DH. He wanted me to know that he does read my blog and even repeated some of it to me :) I love that he supports me...he makes me laugh when he tells me that he "does" read my blog with that puppy dog look he gives me. I don't actually believe him all the time because he doesn't leave comments...so it's hard to know who is reading and who is just browsing....KWIM..? Anyways my DH...I love you for being my #1 Fan :)
Have a wonderful day everyone!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Well I tried my best to combine 2 challenges into one card but this really gave me some trouble...I wanted to make a universal card that I could use for Mother's Day or any day really.
I have a lot of Sizzix dies and always loved the tulip die. They look awesome on Scrapbook pages for Mother's Day, Easter and more. This card is definitely not one of my personal favorites but here it is. I finally got my Spellbinders Dies and I'm having fun using them. I had to use a frame of some sort for the Ways To Use It Challenge and decided to combine the Color Challenge with it...So what do you all think...? Now I'm trying to stay away from the ribbon but the sentiment had to be tied on somehoooooow..... (big whine) :D I'm failing miserably aren't I...lol..
Hope you all have a wonderful day :)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I had some really nice foiled pattern paper for this challenge MMBI, although you may not be able to see it because of the lighting in the pic.
Fall colors are so much fun to work with that was a lot simpler than usual. I also did the inside but no pic of that...I used some green rhinestones to bring out the BG paper and a couple on the inside.
Everyone have a great day :)
Paper: MMBI patterned paper, SU Basic Black, Generic Speckled CS, WC for base.
Ink: SU Close To Cocoa, Versafine Sepia.
Embellishments: Rhinestones, Silk flowers, Brads
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Okay my blogger went WONKY and some of the pics won't enlarge and don't know why. Sorry :(
The pic below features the Thank You gifts we gave everyone for coming to the Open House. They got a hand cream and a couple of chocolate kisses or goodies in the bag. The toppers were made from textured card stock that I had left over and those wonderful flowers from Michaels.
I had also done baskets but I didn't get a chance to take pics of those. It got crazy once things got going...well I hope everyone has a Jokey Kinda Of Day! I think I'm going to go and curl up with my blankie...lol...
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I finally got a chance to do a challenge yay! I hope you all like it...I'm a bit rusty..lol...
The paper base I used was a color from Stampin' Up's In Colors from a couple of years ago...I still cannot remember the name of it. It was with Cranberry Crisp....if anyone knows...please let me know so I can edit my post :) I feel like such a dork...it's just one of those things that are on the tip of your tongue and you just can't get at it.
Anyway this will be a short post as I will be busy today with the many emails and posts I've received about the Canadacoaster.com inquiry. Please keep posting about what you would like to see from them. Whether is be a size, shape or color...any input is welcome :)
Everyone Have A Wonderful Day!!!
Stamps: SU-Small Script
Paper: SU In Colors Blue :), MME Striped CS, Generic White embossed.
Ink: Black Onyx Versafine
Embellishments: Sandylion Baby booties, SU Certainly Celery Ribbon.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Now CanadaCoaster has had some inquiries of this shape and I got a chance to speak with someone about it. At the this time they only have two typical shapes: 4x4 and the 4" circle. He asked me if I could give him some idea as to what scrapbookers and cardmakers alike would be looking for. I was more than happy to help with that because the rectangle shape is becoming more and more popular. The person who I spoke with was quite interested in what were looking for so let's give them some answers :)
Now here is what I'm going to ask of you. Post a comment of what shapes or sizes even colors you would like to get your hands on. Let everyone know I've this post up and get them to comment on what they'd like to see.
Wouldn't it be nice to have shapes that would work well with the spellbinders dies! Like the Octagon...or the Large Oval...oooo-what about the new rectangle shapes they just recently came out with...
Personally I would like to have the option of larger size coaster for larger projects like a 6x6 calendar, clipboard, scrapbook album, picture frames...there is so much more...(Big Sigh)
My favorite sizes would have to be:
6x6 Circle and square
5x5 Circle and Square
4.5x9 (like the Stampin' Up clipboard size)
I would love an oval shape for sure :)
So Please post your ideas and comments as many as you like and hopefully I'll have enough info compiled that I can send off an email to them for them to consider. This is a great opportunity for Stampin' Up Demos, Scrapbook instructors, even those who hold card, stamping, and scrapbook clubs. So EVERYONE PLEASE COMMENT :)
I will be posting some new pics tomorrow so don't forget to check back!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Well I can't tell you how crazy things have been lately. I had an AVON Open House with two other Reps...now I have been told I was nuts to have it with other reps and should do it myself. They told me it'll cause conflicts, but I just started out with AVON and I didn't have much in they way of demos so when I was approached I agreed. I was enjoying it at first but there were things I wanted to do that I couldn't because of conflicts...lol..it definitely was an experience I probably won't do again.
We had door prizes, on the spot draws and a gift basket draws. I did all the creative stuff which of course I loved more then anything else. I will be posting pics soon and promise to start blogging more regularly :) Thanks you to everyone who sent me encouraginging emails of support :)
I've missed you all
Be Back Soon! I promise!!!!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!!!! YOU ALL ARE AWSOME!
But seriously I think I'm cursed or something....can you believe I'm sick again! I just got over a cold two weeks ago and I'm sick again. I was finishing the final touches on the invites I was making for a customer and thank goodness I finished them that night because the next morning I woke up and I was icky all over again...I couldn't understand it because I hadn't been around anyone who had been sick so I don't know.
The invites turned out wonderfully and hopefully when they come to pick them up they'll let me post them on my blog for all to see.
Well I need to go rest up as I found out this evening my uncle died and I'll be visiting the family tomorrow in the afternoon. I don't think I'll make it an hour but I'm hoping to feel better tomorrow seeing as I need to make the effort of an appearance before they ship his remains to his homeland for burial.
Have a nice weekend