Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
I could not get a good photo of this that showed the bling.....
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
2 new sets will be released for Jan!! and YOU can preOrder one or both sets for a limited time only!
PreOrder sale stars Dec. 27, and will end at midnight on Dec. 31! (Happy New Year!!)
Here’s the offer:
PreOrder ONE 8×5 new set: Fruit Cup OR Parisian Romance for only $11.99 each, that’s a dollar off the already low price of $12.99!
PreOrder BOTH sets, (Fruit Cup AND Parisian Romance) and pay only $21.98! That’s a savings of FOUR DOLLARS!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
It felt sooo good though and it was easier than I thought. My mojo was there and present and I do have to say I was really happy with the 2 projects I completed. You will get to see them this week. I have some time off this week so I will be stamping some more and I will also have some great pics of my stamp heaven soon!
I was without Internet up until last week. I had the worst time with AT&T....so bad that I actually reported them to Better Business Bureau and cancelled all of my services with them and went with another company.....I will sum it up in 5 words. Worst Customer Service Experience EVER.......
I do have a special announcement for Firecracker Designs to share with you!!!
From now until Christmas Day you can take 5$ off every order over $15.00!! Use coupon code: 5$OFF (all one word) Click HERE to shop
YES you CAN share the code with anyone you like!!
Also Pam has posted a new tutorial by Vicki Parson on her blog. Lots of wonderful pix showing how to create a gorgeous gift set out of a coffee container, notebook,and match box....
read all about it here!
Friday, December 5, 2008
I was also playing with the new scallop edge punch....I love it!!!!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
This week is going to be extremely busy and hopefully I will be able to check in. I will try to set up some auto posts but if not I will post at the end of the week :)
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
here's what she has:
Shimmerz - Oh yes! 8 new colors arrived today, and are ready for shipping!! We are now up to 23 colors of these beautiful shimmery paints!
Aileen's Tack Over Glue-Back in STOCK!!Need an adhesive to put on the backs of your unmounted rubber stamps? this is the best stuff!! Just brush it on with a paint brush, wait for it to dry clear, and you are ready to stick your stamps to your acrylic blocks! (available on the accessories page). The beauty of this glue? It lasts a good long time,and since it's repositional, when you are done stamping, just peel your stamp off the block and replace it in it's storage space!
NEW NEW NEW!! Subscriptions to RSM (Rubber Stamp Madness) The original rubber stamping magazine!!Now you can renew, or start a subscription just by clicking the "Get It" button on my site! (and completing the order)
Offer good to all US residents, Canada,and INTERNATIONAL guests too!!Be sure to choose the correct option when ordering YOUR subscription!
THANKSGIVING COUPON!! save 10% on all orders placed from now thru Nov 30th! Type in GIVETHANKS in the coupon box!!** Coupon is not available on Magazine Subscriptions. Sorry.
These are the rules that go along with this award:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person that sent the award.
3. Nominate 5 other blogs.
4. Put a link to their blog on your blog.
5. Leave a message for the people you nominate.
The hardest thing of course is to pick only 5.
1. Libby Hickson . Libby and I are on the same DT and she does fabulous work....I definitely look at her blog for inspiration.
2. Marie another DT member....have you seen her coloring and her use of color....is there any reason why she would NOT be on this list.
3. Heather Have you seen her use of shimmerz?????
4. Sherri You would never believe she has been stamping for only a year. She is fabulous and her blog has awesome work on it!!!!
5. Julie I love her use of metallics!!!!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The inside has the sentiment: "Ever had one of those days!"
Perfect for this image and soooo much fun to color
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I used my fun flock which I got from Polka dot Plaza....I could go credit card happy in there!!!! Oh who am I kidding I already have! I also used my new Martha Stewart Snow Glitter....I LOVE it!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Oh, on a side note packing is going super slow, mojo has returned and Spike is getting so big (proof he is well fed!)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I had read about a technique where you ink one side of your cuttlebug folder and run it through with the paper, but I had not tried it. I used my versamark chalk ink for the oink on the snowflake background. I'm actually really liking it! I used Stampin up pastels for the pink on the penguin and blue watercolor pencil. I got this great stuff called fun flock and it is SOOO much fun and easy to use. It gives the images a fuzzy feel and I used white fun flock for the little bit of tummy and her face. I also used my nesties for the ovals. Recently at Michael's I saw these pearls and what is great is they are self adhesive and not brads. they also come in different sizes all on the same sheet.
BLOG CANDY info: you must go to all of the DT pages and of course you must visit Pam for the details. You will receive your own Penguin set to play with and ALL of the cards we created using this set for you to use anyway you would like.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Nick got me a lap top as an early Christmas present because I was hogging the house computer too much for my stamping stuff.....so I have started getting an inventory of my stamp stuff.....other than that there is a Lisa imprint on my couch....
soooo....seriously....stamping mojo please return!!!!!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
This images was begging for the sun and I had this idea for a card since I saw this stamp set!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
A while back Pamela from FireCracker Designs mentioned the neat idea Paper Crafts had with their 3 step card making (edition was called: cards, gifts, & more, paper crafting 3 ways) So she challenged her new design team to see how they could make a card that was already great to start with, into something that really WOWS you!
Here's what we did. Each member created a card, we called it the Step 1 card. It is a completely finished, very nice card. We sent that card to another member of the team, and that person was to take our card and step it up a notch, really make it POP...(although the magazine did this in 3 steps, we decided two steps was really enough)we called that the step 2 card.
SOOOO today, on World Card Making day, we are going to do a BLOG HOP...and show off what we did!! No one has seen the step 2 of their own cards!! Each gal on the team will be posting the step 1, and step 2 of the card they FINISHED, and the Step 1 of the card they sent away. That way you will be able to see side by side the finished cards, and get a taste of what the next card will be. There will be a link to the step 2 of the second card. When you get to that blog, you will again see the step 1 card, and the finished step 2 of that card...as well as the step 1 of the next card. Doesn't that sound FUN?? The best part, the girls all have to complete the blog ring to see how their own card was POPPED!
Now for the candy.....once you complete the blog hop ring, you need to visit Pamela....where you can then leave a comment telling her which card art you liked the best, why, and which artists had a hand in creating it.......... .She will pick 1 random winner to send out a stamp set to!! (Her choice)..... .......
Now to start things off:
Here's the card I received as a step 1 card. It was created by Libby Hickson:
Here's what I did to it, (step 2) to make it POP:
I added glitter t the tree cause I LOVE shiny ornaments and i had a cute star charm that I hung off to the side and added the white ribbon.
and NOW, here's my step 1 card, that I sent to Pamela:
Visit her Blog to see what she did!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
My cousin is having her 1st baby and she is due in October and her baby shower is the end of this month. I decided to make her some personalized monogram thank you cards for her to use in the colors that she is doing the nursery in. Pink and brown!
I used Stampin up DP and pretty in pink. and of course my punches and new stamper set. This is what the card looks like
Here is a close up of what the monogram looks like. it is super easy! you just click the letters in the little ridges and then ink away. there are even these super cute borders. The only punch I have that was big enough was the scallop circle and I didn't really want to use that. When I get the new 1 3/4 punch from stampin up I am totally going to try it.
This is a picture of all the cards I made and the band to hold them together
This is a picture of all the cards together and the band holding them together
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I got this idea from Nichole Heady’s blog. She recently celebrated her birthday and wrote 29 Birthday Blessings for her 29th birthday. Since today is my 27th birthday and I have many things to be grateful for and so many blessings in my life.
1. Nick—This year I will be planning my wedding to this wonderful man that makes me so incredibly happy. He works so hard to give us a great life, he goes out of his way to bring a smile to my face, he is so generous of himself and his time that I am blessed just by knowing him. I am so grateful that we were sent to each other and that we are being given the opportunity to share our lives with each other.
2. My health—The fact that I am able to get up every morning and not worry about anything but superficial stuff is a blessing. Recently I have realized what a blessing this is with all the news about Christina Applegate being only 36 and having breast cancer and undergoing a double mastectomy. My prayers and hopes are with her.
3.My home—We are doing so many things to decorate and truly make this house a home. A place where friends come to dinner or we can enjoy a night in. A place of our own just for us.
4.My job—With so many people losing their jobs I am lucky that I have one as well as the fact that I like it. The commute is long but at the end of the day I realize how lucky I am to like where I work.
5.Stamping—A hobby I never knew was out there. I have been blessed with wonderful ladies teaching me new techniques, blogs to surf showing designs and ideas, and generally making me a better stamper.
6.My mom—She is not always what I want her to be but I know she is the best at being herself. She was a single parent that worked hard and gave my brother and me the best that she could. I am grateful and know that if she could give us everything she would. It is because of that, that I work hard to earn all of the things in my life.
7.My friends—I am blessed with people who I not only love and care about but people who would jump up and do anything to lend a hand. I am blessed that some of these friends will be able to stand by my side as I marry my best friend.
8.Bridal magazines—for making the planning process of this wedding a little easier. Who would have known that so much was involved!
9.My sight—I love to read and without this I would not ever be able to read again or see colors and the vibrancy of the flowers as they bloom or the leaves change color at the hint of fall.
10.Big Brother TV show—for some reason I am hopelessly addicted to this show. I watch every episode and even the after dark episodes. It is so much fun watching it!
11.Tivo—I have no idea how I ever watched TV without Tivo! I no longer watch live TV and I record everything and watch when I have a chance. Because of this I don’t watch as much TV as I used to and I am able to enjoy other things like Nick, a good book, stamps, and sometimes just a nice hot bath!
12.Ice cream—This is the one food I will never give up! If I diet I will switch to sugar free but it is ALWAYS in our house.
13.Splitcoaststampers—This website is one of the main reasons I love this craft. It has made available some awesome tutorials, people, and ideas.
14.My craft area—Nick has built me a craft area and it makes it so much fun to be able to get in there and stamp away!
15.Books—To me there is nothing better than the smell of a book store. The pages and the nice crisp spines. I love books and I hope my kids enjoy them as much as I do!
16.The Twilight book series—This is being considered the next Harry Potter and this series is sooooo entertaining! I enjoy every minute I read these books.
17.A good bottle of wine—Sometimes nothing beats coming home and pouring a nice chilled glass of white wine and sipping it while enjoying a California summer night. Of course on the super hot days we are enjoying those nights inside with the AC blasting!
18.Enablers—To all the woman that have enabled me along the way! My stamp collection Thanks you and Visa is not so happy.
19.A nice massage—In need of one and it is on the to do list…..nothing beats the waterfall music some vanilla scented candles and being completely relaxed.
20.A good haircut—Nothing beats going and getting the perfect haircut where you walk out of the salon and you feel a million heads turning your way.
21.Music—I love music on the radio, love going to concerts, seeing bands at dive bars. To me music is music and I love it all from country to pop to rock to reggae.
22.Weekends—I love to sleep in and I am not able to every weekend but those weekends where you have nothing planned except relaxing and sleeping in, maybe watching a movie.
23.Movies—I love movies and I love going to the movie theater to see them. There are so many great movies and love everything from Oscar nominated to romantic comedies to drama’s.
24.Being a woman—I love being a woman and having the power we have to do so many great things and help out so many people. I love how empathetic we are and how understanding we can be. I love the band of sisterhood and how without knowing each other we would stand up for one another in a heartbeat!
25.My Grandmother—She passed away January 2007. She was the most wonderful courageous woman I have ever met. She was strong in every since of the word. I know she is looking out for me and I know she is the one that sent Nick to me. She is everything I hope to be and more.
26.My hopes—They make me realize that fairy tales do come true and even then you still have dreams and wishes and things to move forward to. Nick and I will one day have children, I will one day build a stamp company and do this hobby that I love so much as a career.
27.My ambition—It is because of this that I will end this post with something that Nick’s grandpa says after he blows out the candles every year on his birthday… “Ahhhhh, Another great year!”
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Yup nick proposed and we are getting married!!!!!!!! This last week and a half has been so incredibly busy. we have had the proposal, our anniversary, my dad's birthday and this upcoming week we have my birthday and labor day. We have been busy making plans for the wedding and deciding on some stuff. Because of all that I have had little fun stamping time but I do have some new stuff to share with you. Especially because I have TONS of new stampin up products coming in!!!!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Well Nick had surgery on Monday and he is doing great and then we had fiber optic installed in our condo and of course they thrashed my craft room so needless to say I have had very little stamping time this week. I do have some projects to photograph but that would require I know where my camera is! I should have a new post this weekend. Happy 1st day of August!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
If you can't tell I am in love with paper piecing this adorable dress! I made a boo boo but quickly fixed it using my word punch!
I have also received my new paper pretties stamps so I will be playing with those soon!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
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