Monday, April 30, 2007


I was tagged by Shannon to post 7 things about myself - not sure how exciting my life is compared to others that I've read about, but here goes. :)

1. I'm the 6th out of 7 kids in my family.

2. I live 3 houses down from my parents (this can be both good and bad). :)

3. I work part-time in a clothing consignment shop.

4. I had to have my gall bladder out 6 months after my 2nd child was born.

5. I LOVE candy and junk food! So much so that when I was a kid, I had 12 cavaties at one dentist visit. My nieces (I only have 3 nephews and they don't hang out here much. :) love coming to my house - they say it is Aunt Karen's Candy Store!! :)

6. I'm a sports junkie! I love to watch almost any kind of sporting event on tv - better would be to attend a sporting event in person. My favorite *show* is SportsCenter on ESPN.

7. My favorite actor is Jim Carrey and I own almost all of his movies. I love his sense of humor!

So - there you go! Not a whole lot of exciting tidbits, but nonetheless - tidbits!!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Another Stamp Club Card

Here is another card we did at my stamp club. CC26 is the color challenge I used and SC102 is the sketch.
I love these colors together - so soft and pretty. The white is Shimmery White CS and it really sparkles IRL. I love using it, but do so sparingly - it is the 'hoarder' in me...don't want to run out of it!

All supplies SU! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Flowers for a Friend (Hostess), Floral BG
CS: Gable Green, Lavender Lace, Tempting Turquoise, Shimmery White
Ink: Gable Green, Lavender Lace, Tempting Turquoise
Other: Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Stamp Club Card

This was one of the cards that my stamp club made. I used a sketch challenge from SCS - SC119. The set used is Fresh Flowers - an old set, but my first time using it. I had to have this set and traded for it, but never pull it out to use. So, I was determined! :) (Of course, now that the Retired List is out - I see that Fresh Flowers is on it.) The background pieces were created by stamping pieces of the flower. I really liked how this card seemed to *pop*. The center of the flower is a black brad.

All supplies SU! unless otherwise noted -
Stamps: Fresh Flowers
CS: Pink Passion, Green Galore, Basic Black, WW
Ink: Pink Passion, Green Galore
Other: Black Gingham, Black Brad, 1/16" Circle Punch

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Office Accoutrement - Spring Mini

This was one of the cards that we did at my March Stamp Club. Yep - just now getting a chance to post it...only a month behind! The sketch and color combo came from the SCS Challenges. I don't remember off the top of my head, which ones, but will look and update later. I wasn't sure about this set at first, but I really like it - the big flower is awesome!

All Supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Office Accoutrement
CS: Sahara Sand, Vintage Violet, WW
Ink: Sahara Sand, Vintage Violet, Pink Passion
Other: Vintage Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Staples, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Ok, so I've been tagged. Not just once by 2 other bloggers (Sharlene at Sharlene's Craft Room and Kim at We Luv Cardstock). So, in turn I've tagged the following:

Jane at Jane's Addiction
Barb at No Ink Time
Sharon at My Own Little Stamping World
Julie at Julie Jean Designs and Doodliedoo
Dee at Stampin cuz I luv 2

So - be sure to check out their blogs and leave them some lovin'!!
Blog Candy

Not from me (yet - although be watching here soon for that), but from another friend's blog. Be sure to check out We Luv Cardstock for your chance at some great blog candy. While you're there be sure to check out the artwork they post. Beautiful work by themselves (Kim & Sandy), as well as friends of theirs!

I promise to post some things I've done. I've been a bit under the weather lately - with working I've been tired, but have also been battling migraines on a daily basis. Definitely hasn't been fun and has been limiting my computer time because of them. UGH! Just took Mackenzie to the doctor as well and they think she has strep throat. I'm on my way to go get her antibiotic in a bit as well. Poor little thing!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Blogger RAK - Teresa Shaw

Unfortunately, this picture does not do this card justice (and is also way overdue for thanking)! It is so gorgeous - love the designer paper Teresa used!! I'm going to guess that the chipboard flower pieces were made using the Cuttlebug - if not...they are a close second! I've always enjoyed seeing Teresa's cards and what she makes next! You can too by going to her blog at Inkfully Yours and her SCS Gallery at jtkshaw. She has the new Papertrey Ink sets and Bellas too I see!!

Make sure to leave lots of praise in the galleries of the Blogger's and posts on their blogs to let them know you stopped by!
Blogger RAK - Lori Tecler

This is a long overdue thank you to Lori for this great RAK she sent me! I love the colors and this set too!! I also love the felt ric rac and designer paper!! She is a Marylander as well. :) You have got to check out her blog at Inkingaloud - I love seeing her work and case'ing her ideas! :) While you're checking out that - make sure you swing by her SCS gallery to see more awesome things!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Stamps for a Cause

I know - I haven't posted any actual stamped items for some time. I have some things to post, but just haven't had the time to photograph and get them loaded to my computer. I've been so busy and when I do get some free time...I'm either checking emails or sleeping. :)

Anyway - I wanted to post this now 1) it's for a very worthy cause and 2) I don't have my pictures ready yet. :)

Autism - did you know that autism affects 1 in 150 children? That is one too many children affected! You need to check out GinaK Designs. She has a special set that she designed where a portion of the sales will be going towards Autism Speaks. Be sure to get your set today and help support such a worthy cause!!