Saturday, January 31, 2009

There She Goes ATC

Kelli on Splitcoast is hosting an ATC swap for There She Goes stamps. Since I have one set of Jessica's stamps, I thought it would be fun to do and then at the same time see some of the other sets and how they look. So, I joined and here is my ATC. (Updated to say this picture stinks, I will never figure out this camera)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

No Lion!!!

Here is a card using the papers from CTMH Key to my Heart set and the lion and sentiment from CTMH stamp set Life's a Jungle.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Kiss A Froggie!!

Here are some of the Valentines cards I have been making.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pink and Chocolate Valentine

In my blog travels, I like to find blogs where the bloggers use CTMH stamps and papers as I belong to a CTMH stamp club. So, in the blogging world, I found Shyra. She was having her own challenge to use pink, chocolate, flowers and brads (oh and cardstock) so since I am making 22 Valentines and am tired of red, I went to pink, so I threw in some chocolate and flowers!!

The stamps are from CTMH's new Key To My Heart stamp and paper set and the papers are from More to Adore.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Making Memories CHA posts

Making Memories is having video and updates from CHA - check it out here.

Thinking of you's

Clear Dollar Stamps Color Challenge on Paper Planet was Friday. The colors were Pretty in Pink (Light-Medium Pink), Apricot Appeal (Very Pale Orange), Sahara Sand (Any Taupe or Beige - Not Tan), and Neutral: White. Those were hard for me to figure out how to use the pink with the other two. I used Marvin and Marcie and the cheese wedge.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Here are some collage ATC's I made last week and a flower one where I stamped in white ink on black paper and then used my watercolor pencils. (That stamp is from Frances at Hearts In Touch.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Welcome Baby Carley card

My cousin's baby is due on Feb. 12th and this is the card I made for the gift I am taking with me that day- scheduled C section- and I get to hang out with her son while they are having her. I worked really hard getting the punch for the edge as you can see, I was so frustrated I just had to take a picture to prove how many times I tried to line this darn piece up! lol

Friday, January 23, 2009

Valentines we made

We made Valentines on Tuesday night at my sisters - Cissy's is the bottom one, Catie's is on the right and mine is on the left. Not a great picture, I am having lighting problems-it stinks in my house even with my white box.

Long weekend at Full Circle

The girls spent the last weekend at Full Circle for Youth Group. They were home about an hour and had eaten and took over the chair and couch and were out. lol
Cissy Out!!

Catie out!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Splitcoast Sketch Challenge Jan. 20th

The Color Combination challenge at Splitcoast on Tuesday was to use SU colors Bravo Burgandy, Regal Rose and Kiwi Kiss (or old Olive). Well, since I don't have any of those colors, I used these to make my card. I actually got my sewing machine out and threaded and sewed around the edges. Some of my friends and family know that I decided to quit sewing and quilting for a while, my heart just wasn't in it and so my machine has been sitting covered in dust for over a year- so for me to pull it out, set it up and clean it was a big deal for me. It is still out on my mom's sewing table and I think it may stay out so I can use it more often.

Have a great day,

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Love Booklet

At the crop I went to a couple weekends ago, this was one of the classes. The Stampin' Up demonstrator brought all the stuff and we made the little book. It is very sweet and if I get my act together and print out pictures of the boys, I am hoping this is what they and I will finish for them to give to their mommy for Valentines Day.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Everything

I have had a few down days lately and so I made this card to celebrate being Happy about Everything!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Birthday

Here is a card I made for the sketch on Splitcoast last Wednesday. I love chocolate and pink and it was fun to use my nesties!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A little Bee

Here's a little card I put together the other night, I picked up this stamp a while back and hadn't used it!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Color Challenge

Clear Dollar Stamps had a color challenge at Paper Craft Planet yesterday so I thought I would try it. I used Charlie Fenced In from Clear Dollar Stamps. My papers are from CTMH.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy Birthday to My Sister

My older and favorite sister's birthday is this coming Sunday and so I made her a card using Marvin and Marcie and the cheese from Clear Dollar Stamps I love the stamps Lori has there and she has a great blog. My friend Katie at My Paper Haven has a tutorial on Clear Dollar Stamps blog about watercolor pencils. (the Happy Birthday stamps are from Hey There Cupcake set by Stampendous-it is my old standby-I love the writing.)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Welcome Little One

My cousins baby is due next month and I wanted to get the card done to go with the outfit and slippers I got her, so the other day I found this baby paper by Heidi Grace Designs and just loved it. I put it together last night and then realized I hadn't used any stamps!! lol I needed to make a card with out stamping for the challenge at Stamp Something. So, this little card fits the bill there.

Our Creative Corner Color Challenge

Our Creative Corner had a color challenge to use two shades of blue. Here is my card. I used corn flower blue card stock from Close To My Heart and some flower paper from one of the DCWV stacks. The stamp of the flip flops are from Clear Dollar Stamps August 2008 Stamp of the Month that I won at the crop I went to last weekend.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

CD case picture frame

At the crop I went to on Saturday, the CTMH lady had us make these. You flip them around so they sit up and you can put a picture on them. I haven't figured out what picture I am going to use yet as I think this might be Keith's valentine present from the girls for his desk at work.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A green kind of day!!

This is a set from Close To My Heart called with love. I just had some fun stamping these the other day. I really like this set and the colors I used from CTMH were olive and juniper!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wish on A Scrap Challenge #1

I found this blog while surfing last week, it is called Wish On A Scrap and they were having a challenge, it was to make a card based on your clothing style. Ok, so I love this little bird, so I mounted him on black to represent my black pants and the stripes in many colors to represent all my different colors of tank tops I wear 365 days a year and the pink flowers as pink is the color of most of my tops!!! I didn't have any of the stamps they sell, so I decided not to enter but to still make the card as it was a great idea!!

Nothing will upload

My pictures of my cards will not upload. I spent two hours last night trying to upload and of course, none of them will. I spent all day Saturday at a crop put on by Whatcom Mothers of Multiples and helped my friend Stamp Katie there. I didn't get much done, but after all my work fell out of the van into the wet and mud along with a couple hundred eyelets at 10:30 pm, I didn't think my cards would be worth uploading, well obviously my computer didn't think so either!! lol

Friday, January 9, 2009

Cupcakes again

I am really loving this new cupcake stamp and sentiment I got. I just love the sentiment and even if its not someone's birthday, it can still be a cupcake kind of day!! lol

The cupcake is from Lockhart stamps and the sentiment from Impression Obsession.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Back to the ol' grindstone!! lol

Today, I have the boys- we haven't been together for about 3 or so weeks. They have spent the night once and we saw each other for the holidays, but since we had all that snow we didn't go back and forth much. Calvie was a little unhappy at first and went to dh before me!! Landon, of course at 4 1/2 years old is his Nee Nee's boy and still likes to come here. I made this card the other day and really like it. I believe it was in the group that my friend Janice got last night. It is nice when your friends like your cards and want to use them.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge

At Our Creative Corner the sketch challenge from yesterday was a sweet one. So I used My bird from Inkadinkado and a heart embellishment that I have had from my sewing days. All the papers are from Close To My Heart. I am on a no buy paper ban until I use a bunch up!!

There She Goes Card

A week or so ago, Jessica at There She Goes had a challenge to use our There she Goes stamps and make any kind of a card except a Christmas card. I made mine and then when the computer got the new memory added (my nephew is my computer tech and has a full time job, a wife and two kids!!) lots of things got lost including my ability to send email and upload my camera. Well, we got that fixed and then today the keyboard died on us so I had to run to Best Buy and get a new one. It is really flat and funky. Ok, anyway, I finally got the cards in my camera uploaded but too late for the challenge, but I still want to share my card.