Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
This little girl is Megan from the Wild Sprouts line. She has such an attitude, I love it. Had to make her a feisty red head. I think she is so adorable!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Can't believe the year is almost over. Think I better start thinking of my resolutions. Maybe clean up craft room should be the first one. My hubby told me tonight that I'm not setting a good example for the kids when I tell them to keep the play room clean, yet my room is a mess! That totally cracked me up!
Stamps: Megan from TGF
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Yoyo Yellow, Tempting Turquiose, Certainly Celery, DCWV Citrus Stack
Embellishments: Nesties, primas, copics, rhinestone, dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a great one!
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Stamping Bella sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Aqua Mist, Choc Chip, MME patterned paper
Embellishments: copics, nesties, MS border punch, SU ribbon, Bella crackle dots, PTI button, dimensionals, Sakura stardust pen
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
If you read my post the other day you might remember me saying I stamped up an image of my new Edwin sledding stamp and then couldn't find it. I mentioned that Liam really liked the image, well that night look what I found taped up to the wall in the playroom! My little Picasso colored Edwin in and even hung him up. This really made me laugh. The kids are usually pretty good about not touching or taking my art supplies, but Edwin must have looked too good to resist!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I can't believe Christmas is so close, I've got so much left to do, good thing I thrive under pressure! I'll be braving the crowds this weekend. Hope you are all better prepared than I am!
Stamps: Magnolia Edwin Sledding
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Soft Sky, Basic Gray Eskimo Kisses
Embellishments: SU corner rounder and ribbon, cuttlebug embsossing folder, dimensionals, MS punch, rhinestones from Michaels, copics, stickles, sakura glitter pen, liquid applique
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
For my take on the card I used Carrie and the Country Girl phrase. I'm so not a country girl myself, more of a city girl, or even maybe a suburbs kind of girl. Camping and outdoors type things are not my style, but I had to have this stamp anyway, cause it was so cute. I have lots of friends who would love this card and image, so I'll send it off to one of them! Love the orange on this card, I think orange is my new favorite color, so bright and cheerful!
On a funny family note... My four year old is really into Christmas this year. He was super excited to decorate the tree and loves to turn on all the lights and candles in the window. He even will just sit on the couch and look at the tree forever, not like him to sit still either. This morning when he woke up, I heard him coming down the stairs and went to say good morning to him. He said, "Mom, did Santa come last night? Is today Christmas?" It was so cute, the look on his face was pure excitement. He wasn't even disappointed when I told him it wasn't today. He is just excited to be surrounded by everything Christmasy. So much fun to see everything through his eyes this year.
Stamps: Carrie and sentiment from Rubber Romance
Ink: Palette Noir, Night of Navy
Paper: PTI ssw, Night of Navy, MME patterned paper
Embellishments: nesties, prisma pencils and gamsol, SU corner rounders, Petaloo flowers, velvet flowers, brads from Target dollar bin
Both of these ornaments use Merry the Christmas Diva from Rubber Romance. She is available in their etsy store along with all the new Divas. There are some really fabulous new images.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Monday, December 14, 2009
This card was from a SCS sketch challenge last week (SC258). Thought it worked nicely with this image. If the dsp looks familiar that cause it is the same one I used on my last card. It was still sitting on my desk, so I decided to use it up. My gosh my office is trashed, between trying to wrap gifts, make cards and ornaments and other holiday stuff, it really is a mess. Guess that can be a New Years resolution (among others) to clean it up!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: Tilda and sentiment by Magnolia
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray Eskimo Kisses
Embellishments: copics, nesties, SU top note die and ribbon, dimensionals
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Here is my creation to celebrate the third birthday of Stamping Bella. Love my Bella, all of the lines actually. Hope Stamping Bella has a wonderful birthday and many more! I used Predictabella for this blog hop. I wanted to do a birthday card, and sadly, she had never seen ink before! I also used Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge for the sketch, MTSC50.
Thanks for stopping by today, next hop on over to Vicki's blog.
Don't forget to leave comments along the way, there are three $100 Bella Bucks gift certificates hidden along the way!
Card Recipe: Stamps: Predictabella, Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Paper: PTI ssw, Purely Pomagranite, Tangerine Tango, MME patterned, Embellishments: copics, nesties, border punch, SU min brads, crystal effects, stickles
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Happy Thanksgiving friends! Yeah, I know thats not a Thanksgiving card I posted, I'm not totally losing it! I just love to go full on into Christmas mode starting with Thanksgiving, so I figured I'd post a Christmas card today. Hope you are all enjoying your holiday with family and friends. We are laying low with the kids and my father. A very relaxed day. Not even having a turkey, we don't like it that much. So very easy day for all of us. Enjoy your holiday and be safe. Thanks for stopping by today.
This fun sketch is from the Rubber Romance blog. You should check it out and enter a submission. There are prizes involved! I love prizes, don't you? This lovely lady is Merry from Rubber Romance. Check out the stamps here, a bunch of new Divas were just released and they are fabulous!
Stamps: Merry from Rubber Romance
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, PTI ssw, unknown patterned paper
Embellishments: SU circle punch, MS punch and glitter, nesties, liquid applique, rhinestone and flowers from Michaels, copics
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Here is my take on the latest Rubber Romance sketch. Go to the Rubber Romance blog and check it out. There are prizes, and you have until 11-20 to enter. Give it a try!
Today's post is short and sweet, we've got two kiddos not feeling well here, so time is limited!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a great weekend.
Stamps: Rubber Romance Lillette
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Old Olive, Night of Navy, PTI ssw, MME patterned paper
Embellishments: MS ribbon, copics, sakura glitter pen, corner rounder, primas, sticker from Michaels dollar bin
Monday, November 9, 2009
My middle son turned 4 last week. I made him this cute tee shirt card. The little tee with an animal reminded me of a bunch of his summer tee shirts from Children's Place. He was super excited to get this card. He is the one who admires my cards, he always says "that's a beautiful card, Mom." He definitely is a hoot!
The owl is covered in just a dusting of white fun flock, so he is soft and touchable. The hearts have a touch of stickles, too. I just winged it with the tee shirt shape, I didn't have a template, but it was pretty easy.
The darling little owl and sentiment are both from Rubber Romance, the Cutie Pie line. All the stamps are just so sweet in this line, check them out!
Stamps: Rubber Romance Cutie Pie stamps
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper: PTI ssw, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: nesties, stickles, copics, fun flock, circle punch
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Here she is... Lilah Marie! She was born last Monday, October 26, 2009. Marie is after my mother, who passed away very suddenly in March of 2002. Wish she could actually know my mom, but I wanted her to at least share her name.
This photo is from last Thursday. It was her coming home from the hospital outfit, not exactly practical (according to my dear friend Megan), but it sure is cute. We've been up a lot at night, she seems to have days and nights mixed up. But I think that's pretty common early on.
Her brothers are adjusting well. I feel bad because I haven't been able to do as much with them as usual, because I'm still pretty sore from the c-section. But their dad has been home, and they are thrilled with that!
No new cards or projects to share. Hopefully, once we sort out the sleep schedule a bit better I'll be able to get some stamping done.
Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Here is my card for the blog hop. I used this cute little Reading Reverie stamp from the Chichiboulie collection at Stamping Bella. I've had her for a while, but she's never seen ink before. I love to read and think she is just so sweet.
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the hop!
How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, we have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! One pre-selected blogger will draw a random winner from the comments on her post, and the winner will receive a $25 Gift Voucher to Stamping Bella!!! The fun part is...we're not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! We will announce the winner on Monday in the Splitcoast forum. MWAH!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to my Bella Sistah Em's fabulous blog, inemscloset.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you all enjoy Halloween this year, eat lots of candy. I know I will. Can't wait for an excuse to eat some Reese Cups and Snickers, my favorites! Lucky for me the kids prefer the fruity stuff and lollipops, so I get the chocolate!
I'll have to try to post a pic of the costumes, the Star Wars theme won out again this year (third year in row). My oldest likes to coordinate everyone. The costumes look pretty cute, especially the Ewok one for Finn.
Stamps: Sabrina, Rubber Romance
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, computer generated sentiment
Paper: Only Orange, Wild Wasabi, PTI ssw, MM Halloween paper
Embellishments: Nesties, Mini brads, stickles, crystal effects, AC Moore ribbon
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
This image was a free digital image offered for a limited time from Verve. It's the first time I've tried a digital image. It printed out nicely and was easy to color with copics, no smearing, I was surprised. Now I still have no idea how to re-size the images and sentiments, but I may have to fool around with this a bit. Up until now, I've been afraid to try digital images, but this freebie tempted me. I'm glad I gave it a go, not as scary as I thought. Who knows, maybe I'll become techno savvy, yet?!! Haha, doubtful!
Thanks so much for dropping by, I appreciate all you visits and comments! Hopefully I'll be back to some live blogging by the weekend!
Stamps: Verve digi stamp, Winter Mittens
Ink: computer ink
Paper: White GP110, Real Red, Patterned paper from my scraps
Embellishments: MS loopy punch, SU organdy ribbon, copics, fun flock, MM mini rhinestones, nesties, dimensionals
Monday, October 26, 2009
Stamps: Verve Delightful and Delicious, and Cup of Life
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Only Orange, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink dsp, PTI ssw
Embellishments: MS lace border punch, SU retired organdy ribbon, Bellas dots, dimensionals, crystal effects
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I'll have a few posts pre-scheduled for this week, if you feel like stopping back to visit!
Stamps: Verve Practically Perfect
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Regal Rose
Paper: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, DCWV patterned paper, PTI ssw
Embellishments: Kaiser pearls, copics, nesties, SU ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder
Friday, October 23, 2009
I'm off for pre-admission testing at the hospital. My dad came up to watch the boys. Hope they go easy on him, LOL! Also hoping the hospital is running close to schedule. He might be exhausted when I get home. I'll have to fix him a nice dinner to make up for it!
Stamps: Verve Harvest Blessings
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, PTI ssw, DCWV Indian Summer patterned paper
Embellishments: copics, ribbon from AC Moore, dimensionals, nesties, PTI button and twine
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
This Bella card was made for the Bella sketch challenge, BSC82 on SCS. I really love doing sketch challenges, it gives you an easy place to start. Especially when time is limited (like during nap time, LOL). I think sketches are the easiest challenges to work with. I have a few more sketch challenge cards to post in the next few days.
Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate each and every one of you taking a minute to visit my blog and all your nice comments.
Stamps: Stamping Bella Yogabella, MFT sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Creamy Carmel, Rose Red, Basic Grey Bittersweet, PTI ssw
Embellishments: Nesties, SU ribbon and corner rounder, Cuttlebug embossing folder, dimensionals, foam dots, primas, rhinestone, copics, sakura silver gel pen
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
If you've never tried to make them, they are super simple. I have a tutorial to walk you through the whole process posted today on the Rubber Romance blog. Check it out and give it try. Let me know how yours turn out. This close up shows how it looks on the stem of a wine glass.
I like to tie them together with some ribbon and package them up nicely for a great gift! Sometimes it's all in the packaging!
Here you can see the whole set together. Check out the Diva line of Rubber Romance stamps. They are the ones I used for these charms. They make perfect girly gifts (like these wine charms) and cards.
Thanks for stopping by today! Post me a link with your wine charm creations if you have a chance to try them.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Really weird, by blog title and header photo are missing right now. Don't know what happened. I think I'll just leave it alone for now and see if it comes back, maybe it is something with Blogger?! I'm not too computer savvy, so not really sure what to do. If it doesn't come back, my dad will be her Thursday night for a visit, so I'll see if he can help. He's very good at this stuff!
T minus one week and counting down. Not sure if that is how the phrase goes, but anyway, one week to go. Starting to stress out a little here. I couldn't really sleep last night, was up at around 5:30 making chocolate chip pancakes for the kids, they were thrilled! Off to get some things done while the Finn-man naps. Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Verve, Beautiful Kindness
Ink: Staz-on black, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Tangerine Tango, Apricot Appeal
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, K and Co patterned paper
Embellishments: Dew Drops, sewing, nesties dimensionals, distressing tool
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you had a great weekend. Looking forward to the Phillies game tonight.
Stamps: Sugarnellie, Gorjuss Girls, Little Miss Attitude
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, sentiment generated on computer
Paper: PTI ssw and New Leaf, Pretty in Pink, Ballet Blue, DCWV Holiday stack
Embellishments: SU border punch, circle punches and taffeta ribbon, MS snowflake punch, copics, rhinestones, nesties, dimensionals, crystal effects (on her shoes)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Anyway, here is the MoJo Monday sketch #108. I know today is Friday, but I just got to it. It was a fun sketch to work with. The card came together fast, too, since there was no coloring. I love to color images, but sometimes it's good to just stamp and go!
Hope you all have a happy and restful weekend. Hoping to stamp a lot on Sunday while hubby entertains the kids!
Stamps: Verve, Harvest Blessings
Ink: Choc. Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Choc. Chip, PTI ssw, patterned paper by DCWV
Embellishments: SU mini brads and grosgrain ribbon, nesties, sponges, dimensionals
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I used two different challenges for this card. The first one was Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge (MTSC43). Once again, she had another amazing sketch to use! I also just found the JUGS blog. That stands for Just Us Girls. Their challenge this week was to paper piece (JUGS2). I love paper piecing, so I pieced this Bella's dress. They also asked us to use pink this week. I love all these challenge blogs, they really give me great inspiration.
Off to a doctor's appointment this morning. Hopefully things will look good. Only eleven days to go. I probably should be freaking out a bit, but I'm not yet. Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Causeabella and sentiment by Stamping Bella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pink Passion
Paper: PTI ssw, Pink Passion, patterned paper from Creating Keepsakes
Embellishments: nesties, copics, spica pens, dimensionals, SU oval punches, Dots and Dashes ribbon, PTI button, embroidery floss, rhinestone
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Here is my take on the challenge. As you can see, I omitted the sentiment on the front. That's because I had a fabulous Rubber Romance sentiment I wanted to use inside (it was too big to go on the front). This stamp is Emily is Engaged, you can find her and her Diva friends here.
So, here is the inside of my card. That sentiment is great isn't it? It just makes me smile. I do love good wine and you can't go wrong with a big diamond! I usually don't decorate the inside of my cards, but I had fun adding a little something pretty to the inside of this one!
Run over to the Rubber Romance blog and check out the sketch. Hope to see some submissions!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you are having a great week. My hubby is traveling this week. Lucky guy is at a conference in Arizona, and it involves multiple rounds of golf. So I'm sure he's one happy guy! I'm hoping the kids sleep well this week, so I can get more projects done at night. We'll see....
Stamps: Emily is Engaged and sentiment from Rubber Romance
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, PTI Scarlet Jewel, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, DCWV All Dressed Up Glitter Stack
Embellishments: nesties, copics, MM mini brads, SU ribbon, PTI button, twine, rhinestone, crystal effects, sakura glitter pen
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The kids are down at a reasonable hour tonight, so I'm making this post quick so I can go stamp a bit more. Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamps: Stamping Bella Huggabugg and sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Gable Green (for sponging)
Paper: PTI ssw, Gable Green, Green Galore, DCWV polka dot patterned paper
Embellishments: Copics, Shimmerz, nesties, SU ribbon, SU corner punch, sponges, Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thanks for stopping by this weekend! Hope you all had a happy and healthy break this weekend.
Go Yankees, they are up two games. Maybe I shouldn't get excited yet. My friend Ilena is very nervous, every time I say they look good, she thinks I'll jinx them! Hope not!
Stamps: Penny Black Hedge Hog
Paper: White, Real Red, Garden Green
Embellishments: Prisma color pencils and gamsol, MS border punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Crystal Effects, stickles, offray ribbon
Saturday, October 10, 2009
This is my take on the Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge this week (MTSC42). I've been trying to do this challenge each week, since I found out about them about a month ago. They are really fun sketches!
I made this card for my dear friend Megan, who just completed a bike ride to raise money for MS, called Bike to the Bay. She rode 17 miles, holy moly! I'm so proud of her for finishing the bike ride, that's pretty long of a ride, in my opinion. She trained for some time to get ready. Megan, if you are reading this, pretend to be surprised when this arrives in your mailbox, LOL!
I told my husband that I was making a card for her to celebrate this accomplishment. He said, "Do you really have a girl on a bike stamp?" Um, yeah, and I probably have stamps to celebrate almost any occasion anyone could happen upon! A little scary, but it's always better to be prepared!
Stamps: Stampingbella, I wish I looked so good on a bikeabella, PTI sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green
Paper: Garden Green, Pixie Pink, PTI ssw, Basic Grey Sultry
Embellishments: copics, spica glitter pens, sakura silver gel pen, Bella's Baubles, scalloped punch, nesties,
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Hope to stamp a little more tonight, my husband has tickets to the Yankee's playoff game (a little jealous here)! He's taking clients for work, but still should be fun for him. So I'm going to stamp a little while I watch the game on TV. The Phillies are on right now. Very excited that my two favorite teams are playing October ball this year! Don't know yet, but I'm feeling like the Yankees might be due for a World Series win this year, we'll see!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you are all having a terrific week!
Stamps: Magnolia, PTI sentiment
Paper: White, Real Red, unknown patterned paper
Embellishments: dew drops, white twill tape, copics, dimensionals, crystal effects, white and silver gel pens
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The stamp is Babs from Rubber Romance. She is perfect for this type of project. She looks so relaxed in her bubble bath, makes me want to go take one!
I made this little tin to use either as a gift for a friend, or maybe to leave out in my bathroom. I have one of those fabulous soaking tubs, that just doesn't get much use, maybe seeing a nice bath set near by would encourage me to soak.
I filled it with packets of oatmeal milk bath. My blogger buddy Marti shared the recipe with me. I scented mine with Eucalyptus Mint oil. It smells so yummy. I love this little gift set, and can't believe how little it cost me to put it together. I have several more tins I've been saving, so I'll probably make some of these sweet little gifts to give around the holidays.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you are having a great week, we're enjoying some crisp fall weather here.
Stamps: Babs from Rubber Romance
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: MME patterned paper, Bashful Blue, PTI ssw
Embellishments: MS ribbon, primas, twine, PTI buttons, stickles, copics, modge podge