Friday, March 30, 2007

Sarah and the Stampstars!: Win Some Crafty Stuff!

Awesome Blog Candy - be sure to check out Sarah's blog! I wish I lived closer to the get together - sounds like they are going to have a ton of fun. The link to Sarah's blog is listed below - she has a fun 'guessing' game too!

Sarah and the Stampstars!: Win Some Crafty Stuff!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Bella Yahoo Group

Woohoo!! So, if you are a Bella there is a group for us to get even more addicted (is that even possible!?!!)!! Want to chat, share ideas, etc - then don't miss out on another minute and get into the group now!! Em (creator of the Bellas) and Jenna are working on things still since the group just started (already 70+ members)!!

Go here to join the Bella Yahoo Group!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Circlin' Fun

I got this awesome Spunky Stamps set called Silly Circles in my last 2Jills scrapbooking kit. Aren't they awesome!! They are all different sizes of circles. I used the Color Challenge #92 for this card. I really like how the red and blue go together. It's hard to see, but I stamped different circles on the Real Red cardstock with Real Red ink. The velvet ribbon is from the Flirty Ribbon collection that was in the Winter Mini. Of course, I added some Prima flowers - one of my favorite embellishments and then topped it off with a Real Red brad. The 'birthday' stamp is from TAC's February stamp set of the month.

All supplies SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Silly Circles (Spunky Stamps), The Good Life (TAC)
CS: Cool Caribbean, Real Red, WW
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Real Red
Other: Flirty Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Real Red Brad, Corner Rounder

Monday, March 19, 2007

Mixed Bouquet Birthday

I made this for a friend for her birthday (Happy Birthday Martha!)!! I am late as usual because she celebrated her birthday on Sunday and this is going out in the mail Monday. Go figure - I had it ready to be mailed Sat., but forgot! UGH!!

I used the Cool Caribbean Long Notes (with envelopes) that were available in the Winter Mini. I then decided to go to the Color Challenges on SCS. I thought this was a nice 'springy' combo.

All supplies SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Mixed Bouquet, It's Your Birthday
CS: Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, WW
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Other: Flirty Ribbon

Sunday, March 18, 2007

2Jills - Lucky or Not Challenge?

Over at 2Jills there is a blog challenge. This week is to post about whether you feel you are Lucky or Not.

Well, for those who have been around me for the last week would have heard me say 'if I didn't have bad luck, then I'd have no luck' a ton of times! It just seemed like if something could go wrong it did. However, looking at life in general - I am very lucky.

- I have 3 wonderful children to love and cherish
- a great husband (for the most part ;) )
- awesome friends
- my parents close by to watch my kids, so I can work
- I'm able to stamp and scrapbook each week (albeit not a lot of time, but some)
- my brother came home for a visit (first time in 3 yrs)
- my sister is recovering from being very sick

So, overall - yes I am Lucky!! There are so many other things for which I am lucky as well - of course, this will start to become a noval if I keep going.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

TAC - Garden of Life

Well, it's been a couple days since I posted last (sorry R!!). I made this card the other night and have been meaning to post it. This set is Garden of Life from TAC. I got a new order in of TAC stamps and had to use them right away. I had some time to stamp and actually finished this card in one sitting - which for me lately is quite an achievement!! Usually when I sit down to stamp - all 3 of my kids flock to me and start grabbing, touching, pulling, etc and I end up stopping and putting things away.

Anyway - back to the card...this is a neat little set that has greetings included. I'm trying hard to use up scraps of card stock and not cut into whole sheets of card stock. So, this card uses all 'leftovers' I had. I stamped the flower 'border' from the set on Gable Green with Gable Green ink. I also sponged the WW edges with Bashful Blue. Then all layers were sponged with Close to Cocoa. The Gable Green piece is mounted on the Cameo Coral card base with dimensionals.

Supplies - all SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps - Garden of Life (TAC)
CS - Cameo Coral, Gable Green, WW
Ink - StazOn Black, Gable Green, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue
Other - Wide Celery Organdy Ribbon (SU retired), Flower Brads, Stamping Sponge, Blender Pen, Stampin Dimensionals

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Blogger RAK - Charmaine

I got this super cute Blogger RAK from Charmaine the other day! I had some technical issues and couldn't get the image off of my camera until now. So, happy to finally post it because I just think it is so adorable - love the sparkle to the whale!! Of course, it has lots of green as well - my absolute fav color!!! Be sure to check out Charmaine's blog - she does awesome work and has some wonderful ideas posted to her blog!! Also, be sure to check out her gallery over on SCS - her id is CharmWarm.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Blogger RAK - Susan Liles
Images Copyright Stampin' Up!
Woohoo - got my first Blogger's RAK!! Isn't this just a super cute card!!?!?! Also - notice all that green used - my absolute fav color!!! Yeah me!! I am so thrilled to have gotten this awesome card!! Thank you so much Susan (susiestampalot)!! Be sure to check out Susan's blog. Love the scalloped oval of course too!! *grin*

Do you have a craft blog? Want to join the special Blogger RAK group? Go here to find out the details of how to join.
Ribbon, Oh My!

Yep - you're seeing it right...more ribbon!! This is the rest of the ribbon I ordered from Jody's ribbon share. If you want in on any ribbon shares, be sure to check out her blog and sign up for the updates. She does them frequently and she is awesome!! You definitely won't be disappointed!

Isn't this striped ribbon delicious!?!!! Or as my 2yo says - 'licious'!! *grin* I'm so excited and can't wait to cut into it - well, that may be awhile because I like to just keep my ribbon nice and neat for some time. :)
More Goodies

Ok - I have the absolute BEST friends evah!!! Seriously - my girls take care of me and know how to cheer me up!! This awesome assortment of goodies was sent to me by my best friend, Rachel (hey girl!!). I used to go to her house all the time so the kids could play (ok, so we could play really!). Then they moved for her DH's job. :( I've missed her terribly and the boys too! Thank you so much girl! You really have no idea how this made my day!!! THANK YOU!! I love all of these goodies and can't wait to play with them. And YES - I do plan to do a layout using the pictures you took ages ago of Trenton and I. I'll be sure to send them to you when I get them finished.

Thank you again girl - love ya!! Mwah!!!