Thursday, May 31, 2007

totally stole this one...

stamps: Petal Prints, Doodle This, Everyday Flexible Phrases
paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Tempting Turquiose
inks: Yo Yo Yellow, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquiose, Lavender Lace, Basic Black, Only Orange, Certainly Celery, Versamark
accessories: white embossing powder, heat gun

I got my new issue of Papercrafts the other day and loved this card and its colors, especially this time of year. Totally stole everything. I didn't even add ribbon! So against my style.

Friday, May 25, 2007

My backsplash

We've been working on our kitchen off/on since last summer. We finally got the backsplash done after 2 weeks. Quite the undertaking, there is a lot of math an measuring of placement. Do ya like? OK, we didn't do it, we had guys...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

graduation time!

paper: Pumpkin Pie, patterned paper from DCWV
ink: Pumpkin Pie to sponge edges
accessories: ribbon, rub on letters from Imagination Project, Scrapworks alphadots and Hugz
It's time again to have a graduaion card for my second cousin as he graduates from high school. Ususally, I make grad cards from their school colors, but he lives out of town and don't know what the colors are. Yes, I know, I could investigate, but was in an orange mood. Guys like orange, usually, huh? Just a quick card...

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

another tall card CASE

paper: Recollections patterned paper, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip

ink (for sponging edges): Colorbox chalk in Olive Pastel

accessories: Cricut with the Beyond Birthdays cartridge, We R Memory Keepers XL eyelets and Crop-A-dile, ribbons from SU!, May Arts, and Michael's

I needed to make a wedding renewal ceremony card for my friend for next month. What do you say on those cards? Congrats? I went with the safe word of love. I got the idea and CASE'd this card from Joy of Cardmaking magazine. I think I might be stuck on tall cards these days. I hope I don't bore you all!

Monday, May 21, 2007


stamps: The Art of Life, Simple Sayings

paper: Kraft, Green Galore, Barely Banana

inks: Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa and Green Galore markers, Green Galore pad, Versamark, Pearlescent Beige, Staz On

accessories: SEI ribbon, sponge, Inkworx

Whoopie! My desk is clean and I am able to create. I love when everything is clean and straightened out. I threw away and gave away lots of stuff to make more room. I am pretty much doing a happy dance since everything is getting back to normal. I found that I needed to make a couple Get Well cards for my stash. I missed you all! I am so behind surfin' blogs myself...

See ya tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

another vacation day

Our family is off to Cedar Point today. We go at least once a year since I was old enough to go. In 1985, my freshman year in college, I even worked there for the summer. It was on my life list of things I've always wanted to do. I sold tickets, attended the exit gate, and walked around sweeping. That year I got a good tan and made a lot of friends. If you make it to Northern Ohio and love amusement parks, you have to go. It is the place to go for thrill rides. Sorry for the commercial, but we love that place.
My final point is: I won't be stamping or cleaning today!


I haven't posted in forever. You all must know why that is. My husband and I are on a stay-at-home vacation. Sounds awesome, right? I plan on stamping, going out for lunch, catch a movie, etc. My DH had other great ideas. Let's clean!

John and I were going to clean the 3-season porch, get rid of toys, and make more storage for all my stuff. It has taken us days! All my kids have activities that we have been going to in between trying to get this done. Meanwhile, our backsplash tile is getting done by the guy who remodeled our kitchen. Carpet cleaner came yesterday, too. Too much activity for a relaxing week.

Here is proof! Maybe I can post pics of my kitchen and backsplash in progress tomorrow since I can't that I will have time (or space) to stamp today. Baseball game tonight...

Thursday, May 10, 2007

a cute purse

stamps: Amazing to Zany

paper: Basic Grey Romani, Pumpkin Pie

ink: Basic Black

accessories: copper cord, Fun Expressions buttons from Oriental Trading, Primas, orange grosgrain ribbon, brads from Colorbok, 5-in-1 envelope template

I have made this purse in the past using the envelope template and really love to make them! They are perfect for holding a gift card for some shopping! What gal wouldn't love that? Maybe if you wanted to put cash inside you could make a little pocket...ideas flowing here!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

fun foam!

stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps, Bodacious Bouquet
ink: Basic Black
paper: DCWV Spring Stack, Confetti White
accessories: foam

I had seen a few cards using foam to stamp onto. You heat the foam and stamp while warm. Bold line stamps are the best. I experimented with other sets and the thinner lines didn't "pop". I kept this card simple. The toughest thing was cutting out those darn flowers! Reminded me of initially cutting the stamps out when I mounted them.

Monday, May 07, 2007

I have been RAK'ed!

I love when I get a card in the mail. Better than a bill, huh? Jen H sent me a loverly card. Visit her blog Stampin' in the Midwest. You will be glad you did! Thanks, Jen!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Moms x 2

Mother's Day is right around the corner and need 2 cards: one for my mom and one for my mom-in-law. I got my long ignored Paper Wishes kit out and found the colors that said "Mom". I added stickers, but everything came in the kit. I am giving my mom some hydrangea plants and thought this card would match!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Butterfly beauty

stamps: Petal Prints, Wonderful Wings
ink: Brilliance ink in Pearlescent Beige and Pearlescent Orchid, Creamy Caramel
paper: Kraft, Orchid Opulence
accessories: May Arts ribbon, Orchid marker with splatter thingy, decorative pearls by Joy! Crafts, Stampin' Dimentionals

I have always loved the look of stamping on Kraft , but honestly forget about it. After a reminder last night, I broke out one of my favorite sets, Wonderful Wings. I will never get rid of that set.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

anniversary pair (pear)

stamps: DD Fresh Fruits
inks: More Mustard, Green Galore, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
paper: Confetti Cream, Green Galore, More Mustard
accessories: ribbon from Michael's

I made this simple card last year for my Anniversary cards. I thought the pear made perfect for pairs! I had seen this sentiment before and formed a design around it. Cute for all the loving couples I know. Do you all send Anniversary cards?

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

antique birthday

stamps: Simple Sayings 2

paper: Whisper White, Basic Grey Lilykate

ink: Colorbox Chalk ink in Creamy Brown

accessories: Primas, brads, narrow organdy

I needed to make another birthday card for the gal at work who buys my cards lately. Hope she likes it! I loved the card Daniela made and thought immediately of my new Primas I got in the mail yesterday from Jody! Love getting goodies in the mail-happy mail day for me!