Tuesday, September 23, 2008

blog candy redirect!

There are a few ladies doing the blog candy thing this week... I should do one as well...Hummm maybe I will after these ones are over... Maybe this weekend thru next weekend. Hummm I have some great things I could give away!

Anyway - check out this blog: http://www.hulachickabella.blogspot.com It is super and she has some cool things on her blog.


This woman is giving away an entire starter kit thing - check it out here:

Have fun and good luck to all!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I have been tagged!

AHHH man I have been tagged by a friend of mine - fellow bella - and fellow Colorado-ian! Leanne from Mile High Scrap and Scrap She is wonderful! and I love to go to Archivers when she is there!
Here are the rules:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are my 7 facts about myslef:
1. I am hopelessly addicted to Tinkerbell (ha as if you couldn't tell by my blog huh?) and have been since I first saw her at the age of 2.
2. I have 2 adorable children... My boy is 8 and my daughter is 4. They are the greatest gifts and I am blessed to have them in my life.
3. I went to the same Art College (21 years later) as where my mother and father met.
4. I am a die hard OBAMA SUPPORTER and I am all for human rights!
5. I had premonition dreams about my husband before I met him... so when I met him on March of 2003... it was literally love at first sight!
6. I have always dreamed of being a country singer... (even though I have NO voice for it!)
7. and lastly, I play DARTS of all things on a league on Monday nights... and I have come to realize that I am doing pretty good for being a rookie!

Now you want 7 picks? Well... these are going to be kind of random because I don't know that many people that have blogs... so here are my 7 bloggers who I am tagging:
1. Jillabella - Ink, Stamp, & Scrap --- She doesn't know me but I stalk her blog daily and love it!
2. Lori - Inking Aloud --- She also doesn't know me but I LOVE her creations and am excited to see her blogs when they are delivered to my email box.
3. Angela - Inky Button --- One of the first Bellas I ever met, and had a blast cropping with her!
4. Sherrie - Card Creme --- Again doesn't know me, but she is delivered to my inbox when ever she blogs.
5. Suzy - Paper Monkey --- Just adore her!
6. Lynn - The Queen's Scene --- Another Stalked woman by someone she doesn't know!
and last but not least:
7. Joanne B - Just a little something --- Yet one more woman who doesn't know that she is being stalked and "CASEd" on an almost daily occasion!

Okay ladies have fun!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Blog candy!!! (not mine yet!)

I will be having a blog candy thing here in the next couple days (well probably after the Labor day holiday) but until I have mine... You should go check out dawns blog candy!!! she is having a fun game, and she is being very very generous with her give away!
I have some storage solutions that I HAVE to share with you all later today... I will work on that in the next couple hours.
For now go to DAWNS BLOG and see her beeeeeeeautiful blog and the candy she is giving away!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cards Cards and More Cards

Okay so I am not keeping up with this as well as I intended... i have been so busy... I had to make a crap load of cards for my husband - It was our 5 year anniversary so I had to make some cards for him, and my mom (got married on her b-day) and by brother. So I have been making cards like a crazy fool...

For now though, I thought I would just post some of these last cards I put in the bella house!

If you wanna know anything about the cards please post or email me. I will give you further details...

Friday, August 15, 2008

3 more cards in bellas house

This first card is pretty basic, it would make a good card for a workshop card... the best part of it won't even show on this... The fun flock on the mouses face, hands, legs and tail. Makes him all fuzzy and soft. The inside says "Thank you"! I use almost all Stampin Up colors because I love how everything is so easy to match and everything coordinates. The colors on this one are: Yo Yo Yellow, Basic Black, and Purely Pomagranite- which is a retired color now. I watercolored with my watercolor crayons which I couldn't live without. Stamps: Happy Heart Day (a perfect Valentine's day set) and I used the heart out of Boat Loads of Love.

Fun card to make... and fairly easy.

I made this second card when I first got my new colors. I LOVE the new colors that Stampin up is offering this year...the In Color line is always fun, Trendy colors that explode with attitude. On this card I picked Pink Pirouette, Kiwi and tossed in the Regal Rose. This is one of my ALL time FAVORITE stamp sets... I will be truly sad when they retire it... I use it all the time it seems... Heartfelt thanks. Nothing too exciting about this card... except that I used exactly 1/4 a sheet of each pink (plus a small piece of Pink Pirouette, and a small strip of the Kiwi. This is a paper saving layout and IT LOOKS LIKE I USED LOTS OF PAPER LAYERS.

Let me know if you wanna know more about this technique.

Lastly, We have this fun card... this was my first time with the shaving cream technique. Have you tried it? OH MY GOSH WHAT A COOL TECHNIQUE. I have been stamping for a long time now... and I kept seeing that people do this technique... but this was the first time I actually was "willing to make a mess." (which on a side note, isn't really that big of a mess.) What do you do? Here I will give you a quick explination:

First put some shaving cream into an empty stampin-store box.(the plastic box that you get your stamps in) I just put enough to lightly cover the bottom of the box... at least in the size of the paper you are going to cover. NEXT, drop a few drops of re-inker into the shaving cream (I used the same colors as paper Baja Breeze and Bayou blue) next use a popcicle or scewer or some kind of stick to swirl around the colors in the shaving cream. Until you see the swirls the way you want them to be. NOW lay your Glossy White Paper on top of the shaving cream... and lift. You can sandwhich it with another piece and keep going with the shaving cream in the box - you can make several peices of marbled paper this way. Now with a paper towel gently rub off the shaving cream and your ink and color will be left behind. Isn't it cool!!! LOVE IT!

The colors I used on here are: Baja Breeze (new this year to the SU In Color family) and I used a retired color called Bayou Blue, and whisper white. I used a hostess set from last catalog and I used the background stamp called Canvas. The only other little tid-bit of information that you might need to duplicate this card is I used my chipboard - On Board Simon Lower Case, they have some {'s in there... I popped one out and traced around it... and then I cut it out... I used some sweet little tools called Magic Matters to make a perfect mat around it so that I would have my perfect {... the white one you see next to the word Thanks is paper punched... I used my "Rounded tag" punch and cut it out it makes the perfect shape as well.
Hope you enjoy, if you end up trying the technique you should write me so I can see the finished product! See you in a couple days when I will have 3 more Bella house cards.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Just a few of the cards I put in my Bella House:

There are 15 cards that I put in the "bella house". I just thought I would share a few each day!

This set retired a long time ago, but I still LOVE it! Birthday Banter is the best stamp set that Stampin' Up has had for a long time. (Opinion of course) I used the Word Window Punch to cut the cat tails... and then I used the "cutting tool kit" to cut the grass... the colors are Vanilla, Kraft, and Always Artichoke .

The saying is "We may not be tadpoles anymore... but at least we haven't croaked". LOVE IT!

My next card was this beauty... It is a "gate" card (which means that it opens in the center of the card. I just overlapped the the main pannel over... so it covered the whole front. This is Cupcakeabella - she is adorable... and the saying is from a Hero Arts stamp set I love the tempting turquoise with the brown. The dew drops are from Ellen Hutson. I used Liquid Applique on the cupcake for the frosting.

Here is a picture of the "inside" of the card.

The picture isn't that great but I wanna get this posted so I am not going to go and re-crop it... The inside says "You deserve a day sprinkled with fun!"

This Hero Art Stamps set was made to match the stamping bella - In my opinion of course.

Here is my third beauty for the day... I will do this over the next 5 days or so... This is "Make a wish".

I used Stampin Up! Chipboard to start this one... I used "On Board Blossoms & Basics" the square with the star cut out of it... I popped out the star and covered it with a Luminer acrylic paint and then sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds. I covered the square with patterened paper - Almost amithyst. I stamped "Make a Wish" from the Mini Mates set. (which is retired) and I put self adhesive rinestones that I got at the $ store. on the card. I have silver cord hanging and then I I put punched out stars on circles with glue dots holding it inplace... It is super shimmery and glittery. Very cute and fairly easy.

Thanks for looking.

I truly appreciate any comments!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Raise the Roof

There is a fund-raiser this weekend for Habitat for Humanity... it is a silent auction. I was honored to donated some cards and this box. The name of the fundraiser is "RAISE THE ROOF" I took the "theme" and ran with it.

Here are some pictures of the box that the 15 handmade cards with dividers.

Do you see the bellas in all the different rooms of the house? I have Bubblebella in the top left corner taking a bath behind "smoked glass". (You know all bathrooms have foggy windows). I have a Fella (I used fisherfella) standing in bedroom putting his change on the dresser - Purple curtains. and then downstairs is their daughter "cosmobella"... she is looking out the window with the flowerbox waiting for the friends to come party with her.

I tried to zoom in so that you can see the door... it is sooo cute.. All cut pieces of paper, so the different "panels" of the door all pop, and then the window is covered with chrystal effects so that it looks like glass in real life. See the little sign, it says Happy is the home that shelters a friend. Each siding board is laid down individually... and the grass is "mowed" perfectly! It is SOOO much cuter than these pictures show!

When you open the box it litterally "Raises the Roof" to the house. Each shingle has been punched out (3/4" circle punch) and then each one was individually shadowed and spounged and glued on one by one.
I was trying to show some of the things that you can do with a house (what the family that is having a house built by habitat for humanity will be able to do now.) So take a bath, have a room to collect money, have parties/friends, and in the background I have all the kids playing in the back yard. Two big trees with a tire swing (Good Year of course) and 3 kids playing with bugs.

The "latch" is just a piece of fiber that wraps around a cloud and a piece of "yard" to close the door.

When you open the latch and open the top of the box, I have the dividers inside... but you can also see that in the trees there are 2 squirrels playing and a blue bird sitting in it's own home. (Hidden message: Other things get homes from the one home that you build in partnership with Habitat for Humanity). Of course this picture shows the dividers as well... There is Birthday, Thank you, Just because, and For you (blank cards)

And lastly there are the sides... I have a mailbox on one side... because there is nothing like getting cards in the mail... (that is why you wanna buy this box.. so that you can send cards to those who you love.) I am all for the personal touch of a handmade card, hadwritten and sealed and stamped to mail - SNAIL MAIL to your loved ones. The other side is a small card just reminding whom ever buys the box-o- cards why they bought it ... It goes to a good cause. I gave myself credit for the creation itself and the cards inside... but I have Copyright information on the bottom of box... giving credit to Stampin' Up, Stamping Bella and Eat Cake Graphics.

I will be showing the cards I put inside in the next couple days.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Pay It Foward blog candy

Okay so have you see this amazing website? Ma ma ink! Not only is her site amazing... but she is doing some GREAT blog Candy for you to win! Check it out at this website! and then stay tuned here for who the winner is and if I win I have to give away some blog candy too.... WOOOO what fun!

Habitat for Humanity

Oh man it feels like I havn't blogged for a long time. I have a donation of 25 different cards that I am donating to a silent auction, this auction is to help fundraise for the Habitat for Humanity. I am so exicited... they are calling it Raise the Roof. I am making a card box that has dividers and then some cards inside.
So as I get them done and scanned I will share them with you!

Monday, July 14, 2008


My best friend's birthday is on the 23rd, she has 3 daughters, 2 of which share the same birthday! Can you imagine sharing your special day with not only one daughter but TWO!

This card is for one of the daughters... she is going to be 10 years old!! I remember seeing the double lines on the pregnancy test with my friend the day she took the test. Amazing how time flies.

So about the card:
this card's layout comes from a challenge on SplitCoastStampers. A great place to get ideas and layouts, challenges, and veiw what other's are doing with the stamps you have.

The patterned paper is from a pack of paper I got from the dollar store near me. The stamps are from Stamping Bella this is Tinkerbella, and her saying. I love the dew drops on here I got them from Ellen Hutson they are also known as baubles which you can get from Stamping Bella also.

The picture doesn't show it... the real card is so much cuter because you can see all the dazzling diamonds I put on all the pixie dust, and all over Tinkerbella.

On the inside I made a name plate that pops up when she opens the card. Again it is so much cuter in real life... I used a little Tinkerbell stamp from the local hobby lobby. and again hand-drew the pixie dust and put glitter on each individual pixie star.

Anyway, I hope that you and Amber enjoy this card!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Got it!!

I GOT MY SCANNER TO WORK!!! I can now start scanning and posting again... on a very regular basis. I can't wait.

With NO further delay... I HAD to make this fabulous card for my friend who's birthday is in a week or so. I used the FABULOUS colors because of a color challenge that I was just dying to use!!! Groovy Guava, Bairly Banana, and Chocolate Chip... with Whisper white of course.

There are some elements on this card I just can't let you miss out on:
1. Do you see the perfect little dry embossed dots along both sides? How fabulous are these. These are made with the CROP-A-DILE. Yeah, it's not only good for setting eyelets, and punching holes. You can ALSO make these perfect little embossed dots on the edge of paper. If you get the "BIG-BITE CROP A DILE" which I don't have you can probably put the embossed dots everywhere and anywhere! I also put them in each scallop on the scalloped circle "tag" as well.... .

2. The second thing I want you to see is the frayed ribbon. Isn't it fun to see a different texture? I love it. this is so simple... you are simply faying the ribbon... First I died white ribbon. I used rubbing alcohol in a "pringles" lid and then I added drops of reinkers from Stampin Up! dip the ribbon in and you now have ribbon that is died to the perfect color.

Now make sure your ends are cut bluntly (square - no angles this time) With the way that ribbon is made there is always one side that is easier to "fray" than the other... I pull with my finger nail to find the string that keeps the ribbon all weaved nicely... pull on it...(if it is the wrong end of your piece it won't fray easily, so try other end.) Now pull and pull and pull... keep a tight hold on the pieces...as they will be everywhere if you don't. In fact I fray to the middle of my piece and then I tie it with cord, thread, embossing thread, another piece of ribbon or what ever and then finish fraying the other half.
the stamps for this project: I used the retired Stampin' Up set called Watercolor Garden II. and I also used the wheel that is Stipple (I think that is what it is called.) And Happy Birthday is fromViola set.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

It's been forever!!!

Okay so I haven't posted anything for a long time, don't know if there is even any of you out there to read my blog... but... I wanted to just quickly post some of my cards that I have put sand on because I wanted to show how cool REAL SAND, Heat and Stick Powder and Versamark ink:

The first one here (the purple with shells) is made with a versamarker, I colored where I wanted the sand and then added Heat & Stick powder, and then I stuck down sand.

The second one was this crab one, I did just some very slight sand under the shrimp and under some of the shells... the same way that I did the sand on the shell card.

And the last one is this Bella card, where I actually stamped in a VersaMark Ink Pad, an d then stuck the Heat & stick powder down on it and then stuck sand down on the snow man.

I have so many things to show you now that some time has passed, I couldn't post some of my big projects because I didn't want my mom to get on here and see everything... So now, I can show you my mother's day gifts and stuff like that.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Okay one more... Just for catch up sake.

I have this one too... I could save it for tomorrow or next week but I am not going to ... I am just thrilled with the way this one came out.

Bella lovers beware!

Here we go.

This is the card closed:

This is for my sister-in-law, she is a diva for sure! And she is one of the few women I know who could probably sit on a cup cake and NOT bust through it! or smoosh it! *smile*

I used Cupcakeabella from Stampingbella I love these little chickeeees.... she is the best.

This is Chocolate Chip paper from Stampin' Up! of course, and then it is Regal Rose and Cool Caribean (last years In color) she is stickled on the circles on her dress and the cupcake has a yummy bauble for the cherry!

Oh, but wait... it is one of my favorite kinds of cards... the double slider!!!!

Here is is open: ... Isn't it awesome!?! Okay so this is Hero Art's clear stamp set.... Clear Design Cupcakes .... It comes with these awesome words and it matches cupcakeabella so well! It says "you deserve a day sprinkled with FUN! and then it says Seize the Cupcake... Happy Birthday!

Have fun!

I (heart) stamping's challenge

I subscribe to several different blogs... One of which is this girls: I (heart) to stamp. She is a marvelous stamper and creator... she challenged everyone to do a card with this layout:

See the actual blog about the challenge here!

Here is what I came up with... I don't totally like it but the day that I did it I was just trying to keep my mind busy because that morning my grandfather passed away so I was kind of "out of it". (That might also explain the "moody-black and white" colors.
I used the Embrace Life stamp set, and then the Many Thoughts or something from Stampin' Up!
I used Dew Drops in Wedding Bells for my little embellishments down the right side... I think it needs some ribbon or something but I didn't know where to put it.... so this is what I got... I should have put a larger circle under the main little pink scallopped circle or something.

Oh my gosh, it has been so long since I have posted anything on here... Man, I guess it makes since... February my computer was kind of on a fritz and I couldn't post any pictures ...

March is my husband's birthday and my birthday, and then we have our anniversary and then we had spring break vacation... Opening up our lake house and getting ready for SUMMER!!! YEY!

I have a few things to post...
I have this lovely little card, that I am sending out to a few friends for sending flowers... My grandfather passed away on Monday and some out of town friends sent flowers... so this is my thank you to them

I think it is super cute, I call it "Rubbin' and Shakin!" because I used the NEW Stampin' Up! Rub-on's and then I made it into a shaker card.
This is a Sale-A-Bration set, and then I used On the Board shapes (3 circles) to stack up and put as the shaker.
Thanks for looking... Have fun!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Pop Up Bella

Seems like every time I turn around I have a birthday to make a card for!!! ISN'T LIFE GREAT!!! Ha ha ha I love it! I want more friends so that I have even more cards to make!!! It's just an excuse to be in my space making cards.
This one is my most recent Bella card. I made her with Presentabella. I love her so much because you can use her for SOOO many different things... Birthday, thanks, mother's day, anything that gets presents... I mean it worked welll for Christmas and for almost any holiday!
I used Soft Sky for the first time with this card, and I used some Wintergreen Patterned paper and Chocolate Chip. There are accents of Certainly Celery too....

Her dress is paper pieced... which I admit I am not very good at but it turned out okay on this particular one. I colored the dots in with some gel-pens.

The stripes and the dots were a little tooo busy for my taste so I covered the present with the same background paper. I think it turned out cute. and the "Ribbon" on the package was colored with gel-pens again and stuck on seperate than the rest. A scalloped circle and several circles add the final touch of the sentiment.

I made this so that it would pop up... when she opened it up there was her name that popped up out of the center of the card... I tried to take a picture but it turned out quite blurry. (I will be so glad when my scanner is up and running again!) Here is that picture, and on the back when it is open the people that see the back have this little pannel that pops up also... "I'm 35 years OLD"

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Heartfelt Thanks is a great stamp set!!!

Tried and True... This stamp set is one that I always fall back on when in need of a good card! Love it! Heartfelt Thanks from Stampin' Up! (R) is a wonderful set to own!!! Flowers are always great because you can always use them for birthdays, thank you, sympathy, thinking of you, mothers day, valentines, easter, you name it.... you can use this set for it! I also like it because it is a two step stamp, which means that you can stamp the "color" down and then the "outline" over it. I love that!!!

This is a new color combonation for me too... I love it and it could be come my new favorite! This is Stampin' Up!'s IN COLOR 08 color Bayou Blue, and Certainly Celery. I used Bayou Blue double stitched ribbon for the accent. I feel like it might need one more thing... maybe up by the photo corners... but can't figure out what that might be yet. So this is what we are sticking with for now.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Valentine Bellas

Not that you need to know this to like or dislike this card, and maybe I shouldn't tell the story behind the card... but I am going to tell you anyway!
My mom and her life partner live in Oregon where it is not legal for same-sex couples to get married. Since their love is NOT recognized by so many people... (love should be universal not designated by the church or state!) ...anyway.... (it's one of my topics so I will refrain from sharing too much here!!)
So anyway... I send them a card every Valentines kind of a way to say "I recognize the love you have had for all these years." So that is why I have two women on the front of the card. On the inside I put "to a relationship that deserves to be recognized!!!"
Did you see I put a skirt on Cosmobella to dress her up? I love it! I covered Winabella with red stickles... and the glasses are covered in chrystal effects. each girl has a pretty stickles barret or head band.
So anyway... I just wanted to share this card with you all... Thanks for reading... I appologize for going off on my tangent. I just STRONGLY believe in HUMAN rights ... whether it be sexuality, or color of skin or what ever the difference is that makes some different than the "common" person... I just want to see the world be EQUAL to all humans!!!
Okay that is all... hope you like the card!

Friday, February 1, 2008

My newphew is 1

I have finally been able to sit down and make a card for my nephew's 1st birthday. I know that a kid has to have something that keeps their attention! So....What better than a spinner card!!!

Check this card out!!! I am so delighted with it and how it turned out...

My nephews name is CARSON (obviously) the front says "Carson is" ... in the strip where the "spinner" goes I used words that started with each letter of his name...

Cute, Amazing, Remarkable, Splendid... and then inside it says: "One Now". The picture doesn't show it that great but it is super cute... I put Chrystal Effects as drops of water dripping off of the Dolphin, and each letter in his name has chrystal effects in it too. It's kind of plain but super cute...IRL.

Pick a petal or two.

Pick a Petal... Humm... I got this set of stamps, thinking it was a grand idea... and I have struggled with it ever since I got it. I have a hard time thinking of things to make with it, I bought the chipboard blossoms to go with it and haven't even used it with those really...

However, I did make this card and I think it turned out pretty! I just love Pomegranet and Yellow together.
I would love to see some of your creations with this set... If anyone has any Pick a Petal cards that you can comment and link to I would love to see them.
IN FACT... Lets make it a challenge... If you have a Pick A Petal card, that is somewhat out of the ordinary comment here and link to your blog or to the picture of it. When you link and post a pic of your card on your blog PLEASE cross reference back to me! I will draw a name from those who play, and send some YUMMY Card CANDY to that person!!! Don't forget to cross reference!!
Thanks and good luck!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Challenge answer

Today I am posting a card that I made in answer to a challenge that stampin-Mami's Creations posted on her blog... You can see her blog here!

Her challenge is based from a drink that she makes... which I can't wait to try! It had oranges, limes, evaporated milk, vanilla and sugar so she challenged us to make a card using the colors of the ingredents from the drink... Orange, Lime, Brown and white... so here is what came up with for her! What a fun challenge... Thanks Maria
I used the Cosmo bella because I had "drinks" on my mind from the challenge. I wanted to "lift" the drink up off the page so I popped it up with dementionals, The colors I used are all Stampin' Up colors... Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Chocolae Chip, and Whisper white. Hope you like!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Dad's Birthday

OH MY GOSH!!! I am so proud of myself right now it is insain!!! Let me give you a little 411 for this card before I show it to you... Okay so my dad turns 58 tomorrow~ He and his wife and my step-brother all do this thing with KOI fish... they have this HUGE store that is all about these fish... and they have this "Lake" (well I would concider it a lake... even though it is really a pond) on their property... My dad is always taking the kids out to see the fish, they have named some of these fish after all the grandkids and stuff.. they even have one that will come up and eat out of your hand. (School bus is his name) Anyway... They sell these fish for those who have ponds and stuff.... My dad, who isn't really a "part" of the business seems to always be doing most of the "labor" work.... but that's a different story... so
I made this card for his birthday! Shoot my scanner isn't working for what ever reason... so I have to take a picture of it... and that never shows it quite as good...

Isn't he adorable... I changed the fishafella (from Stamping Bella) to a man holding a net... and a bag full of fish that he is going to sell! ha ha ha I love it. Here are the details: I used Kraft cardstock, Black and Not Quite Navy. The patterned paper is from BasicGrey, There is Magic Mesh. I stamped the little guy two times. I don't know why I did it that way, but I cut out his clothes and adhered them to the other one... weird that I did it that way! Use Tag Punch to make the tags. and HodgePodge Hardware. I used my slit punch to make the scallopped edge. when I stamped the little guy I used wrapping tape to cover up the fishing pole, inked up image, and then removed the tape so that the fishing pole just didn't stamp and I drew in the net with marker, and gel pens.

The bag of fish I cut some fish out of the second stamped image and put them in the middle of a plastic cellobag tied with a piece of fishing line. *I basically tied a piece of fishing line around the top of a little piece of cellobag, and then folded the bottom up around he fish and taped everything so that it looked like a bag. I thought about putting some "gel" in there to make it look like water... but didnt want any leakage!

What fun! The best part... Is I will just sign a Post-it note, and stick it to the inside of the card, He knows so many people that love fish, that this is a great card for him to "ReGive" to someone that has a birthday. (This helps spread the word about my cards.) Just remember to give credit to Stamping Bella for her artwork and my email address for contact incase anyone wants a specialized card.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Embrace Life - my new set

Holy cow... it's been forever since I did anything on here... Or at least published it... why didn't I publish the things that I wrote? Hummm... Weird! Okay so my brain doesn't always function the way it ott to! but here we go!
This is Embrace Life... I love this set soooo much. It is new in the Spring/Summer Catalog.. it is fairly inexpensive ($23.95) and the most wonderful thing is that it matches the Designer Paper Called Ginger Blossom! Which I am also in Paper Love with!!! The color combination used in this paper is WONDERFUL! Rose Red, Groovy Guava, Cameo Coral, Rolling Rock, and Old Olive ... Oh MY GOSH... how could you not LOVE it!?!

So this card is featuring a "faux silk" technique. I Which is such an easy technique... stay tuned and I will show you how to do it... but I have to take pictures first... so I will do that today! and post later! This also uses less paper than it looks... I ALWAYS use a "paper saving" technique... Which you should always do because it makes your paper go so much further. You basically cut out the back of your Matts... and then cover that up with the top layer... and use the piece that you cut out of the matt for a new matt around something smaller.
(Okay I will show you that too.. just be patient with me. N'Kay?!)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

So Glad that Christmas is OVAH!

I don't know about any of you out there, but I am sooooo glad that Christmas is over!!! With a Blended family, we have so many different events to go to and have different parties to attend and everyone has different gift giving games and stuff... WHEW!! We just got done doing my last family event this last Sunday!!! Oh my gosh, what a fabulous time we had!!! It was the icing on the cake...
We decided to change things up this year, so we told everyone to "buy yourself a gift, wrap it up and bring it for a Mystery Gift Game" We made it up, and I have to say it was the best game we have had in a long time! Usually the "white elephant" game is a favorite one, everyone brings a gift that is valued at $30.00 or what ever and then you pick and you can steal an opened gift or you can open a new one under the tree... It gets wild!!!
But this Mystery gift was soooo much fun!!!! Everyone brought a gift that they bought for themselves... So there is no price or value limit... you can spend what ever you want on yourself... Wrap it and make it look nice... and bring it to the tree. We lined up all the mystery gifts up and everyone took turns opening up a gift that WAS NOT their own. You open it up and show it off to the rest of the people at the party! Everyone writes on their own piece of paper who they think that gift belongs to. This was the best because my husband who is 6'4" and 260lbs. was said to bring many gifts... Ha ha ha it was quite funny! We continued on with the game and then at the end everyone reveals which gift was theirs... who ever guesses the most gifts wins the "door prize!" It was such a fun party!
Anyway, just thought I would share this fun game with you all! I have more to talk about but I will do that in a bit!
Bye for now!