Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I was tagged by Michelle and thought I would do it now, while it's on my mind or I'm sure to forget. :) I had to do the following:
1. Link to the person that tagged you. (*check!*)
2. Post 7 random/weird facts about yourself on your blog (cause we all want to know how weird you are!).
3. Tag 7 people at the end and link to their blog.
4. Leave comments on each blog that you tag so that they know!

Seven Random Facts:
1. I've lived on the same street for almost my whole life.
2. I'm messy - yep no organization whatsoever here! I would love to, but just thinking of organizing all my junk is too tiresome!!
3. I always notice expired tags on license plates. Not sure why, but I always point them out to whomever is in the car with me.
4. I'm a sports fanatic! I watch more sports on tv than my DH.
5. I like Spongebob Squarepants. :) Yep - kind of addicting when my kids watch it and I hear in the background.
6. I hate the noise that is made when you scratch over jeans with your nails. It can be likened to someone running their nails down a chalkboard - but that doesn't bother me. Go figure!
7. When I was a baby, I had to wear a brace from my waist to my feet to get my hips in alignment. Yep - have those purty pics at my mom's!

Now I'm supposed to tag 7 others, but those that I was going to tag have recently been tagged. So, if you want to play along and you haven't been tagged - then consider yourself tagged by me!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Stamp Club Cards

Here are the cards that my stamp club made for October.

Stamp - Stem Stilhouettes (
Holiday Mini Collection)
CS - Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, WW
Ink - Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip
Other - Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Stamping Sponge

This card uses the CC136 over on SCS.

Stamp -
Big on Christmas, Snow Flurries
CS - Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, WW
Ink - Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Going Gray, Glorious Green, Real Red, Only Orange
Other - Blender Pen, Photo Corner Punch

This one uses the SC146 over on SCS. This is also a CASE of steubner's card.

Stamp - True Friend (
Holiday Mini Collection)
CS - Wild Wasabi, Confetti Cream, Apple Cider DSP
Ink - Wild Wasabi, Really Rust, River Rock
Other - Really Rust Marker, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, Cutter Kit (for distressing), Stamping Sponge, Mat Pack/Piercer

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Blessings for a Friend

I made this card for my friend. Her youngest child (son) just had his 3rd heart surgery. He is only 4yrs old and just the sweetest little boy. My Mackenzie and him are *sweethearts*. :) He says that she is his girlfriend. Anyway - the family has been going through a tough time and stressed over all this. He is home, but the recovery hasn't been as smooth this time around.

So, I made this card for her - just to let her know I was thinking of them. The inside has the full greeting from the set - Blessings brighten when we count them. I love this set. I think it is perfect for any occasion cards.

Now for the details - I used a sketch from SCS's sketch challenge - SC143. Definitely a fun sketch. Whenever I need a color combo, I usually will pull out my color wheel from SU!. However, with the new In Colors - they aren't on there, so I instead went to the Color Combo Website and loaded in the colors I was thinking of using. It then will give you TONS of color combinations to choose from.

All Supplies SU unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Stem Stilhouettes (
Holiday Mini Collection)
CS: River Rock, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: River Rock, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi
Other: Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Blogger Challenge (Oct. 12th)

You wouldn't believe it, but I actually had my challenge done this past Sunday. I was so excited that I finished it ahead of time and knew I would be posting it on time as well! Well, my week didn't go as planned - does it ever?? All 3 of my kids ended up getting sick - the 2 older ones missed school this past week. I even got a touch of it and just feel sluggish and blah all over.

So, here I am posting now - finally got enough energy and umph to do something today. The challenge this past week was to make an ornament. Well, I saw this type of ornament on Lisa's blog the other week and knew I wanted to try it. So, I went with it. You can find a Tutorial on this over at Lisa's blog, which can be found - here.

Supplies -
Designer Series Paper - SU! Retired (I believe it was called Holiday Thyme)
Green ribbon
Mega Scallop Circle Punch

Be sure to check out the other Blogger Challenge Players for their Ornaments - you just might want to decorate your tree this year with some of these!! :)

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Last One - Celebrate

This is the last card I made for WCMD. Another one for the Card Explosion category at GBC. I'm really liking the True Friend set by SU! and see it getting lots of use. :) This one uses the CC134 and SC144 over at SCS. Hope you had a great WCMD and were able to make a card or two.

Stamps: True Friend, Little Lady (Papertrey Ink)
CS: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Shimmery White
Ink: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, River Rock
Other: Lg/Sm Oval Punches, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, RR Brads

Celebrate - True Friend

I just got this set from the SU! Holiday Collection Mini - True Friend. I love it! It was super easy to mount as well - why, because all the stamps in the Holiday Collection Mini are die-cut!! Woohoo!! Love it!! Another card for WCMD over at GBC. This was a generic category - Card Explosion.

Stamps: True Friend, Little Lady (Papertrey Ink)
CS: Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Really Rust, Shimmery White, Apple Cider Designer Paper
Ink: Wild Wasabi, River Rock
Other: Really Rust Marker, Various Ribbons, Round Tab Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Sakura Glitter Gel Pen

Christmas Jumpstart

Another card I made for WCMD. The challenge at GBC was called Christmas Jumpstart. To make a Christmas card(s) to get us started early on our cards. I can always use the extra time, as I'm always rushing at last minute.

Stamps: Big on Christmas (SU!)
CS: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Shimmery White
Ink: Blue Frost Spectrum Pad, StazOn Black
Other: Blue Ribbons, Snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Sakura Souffle Pens, Brayer

Little Lady Card

I made a couple cards Sat. for World Card Making Day. I participated in some challenges over at Go. Be Creative. I had plans to stamp all day, but it ended up being sporadic moments. That's ok though - I did get some completed.

Stamp: Little Lady (Papertrey Ink)
CS: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Shimmery White, Basic Grey Stella Ruby
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate
Other: Various Ribbons, Round Tab Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch

Friday, October 05, 2007

Blogger's Challenge (Oct. 5th)

Woohoo! I'm actually posting the challenge on Friday!! I'll apologize now for the blurry picture - I don't know why I can't take decent pictures with my digital (HP Photosmart E327). If anyone has suggestions, I'm open to them. I can take other pictures just fine, but can not photograph my stamping projects.

Anyway - our challenge this week was to create something with Orange & Black. Well, of course, first to come to my mind was Halloween. But then again, I tried to do something different. I will say - this was truly a challenge for me! I just kept thinking Halloween.

All Supplies SU! Unless otherwise Noted
Stamps: Flannel BG, Take Three
CS: Basic Black, Only Orange, VV
Ink: Only Orange
Other: Photo Corner Punch, Only Orange & Basic Black - SU Markers, Orange Ribbon (non-SU), and Black Polka Dotted Ribbon (non-SU)

Be sure to check out the other Blogger Challenge Players ----->
We also have a new member to our group Mary Jo - she followed along with our challenges a couple times, but she is officially now a Blogger Player too!!