Saturday, April 26, 2008

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

I tried all last night to get this posted with no luck!! UGH!! I'm still having computer issues and they are driving me crazy!

Anyway - last night was the Blog Hop over at Papertrey Ink forum. Of course, I couldn't participate in all the chatting nor could I view any of the 25 selected blogs that were featured! I was so bummed. However, I did manage to make the card above using PTI's Father Knows Best paper - it is a free download over on Nichole's blog.

Stamps - Simple Little Things (Papertrey Ink's Anniversary Set)
CS - WW, So Saffron, PTI Designer Paper
Ink - Close to Cocoa
Other - Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Flower Ribbon Slide

Yes - it is very simple, however, I really like it. It wasn't hard at all and was quick to make. After the time I was having with my laptop - I needed a stress free card! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a great weekend!!
Stampin' Hugs,

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Blogger's Challenge (Apr. 18th)

This past week's Blogger's Challenge was to use chipboard. I have tons of it and love it, but hardly ever use it. So, I was glad to get a chance to participate in this weeks challenge. My chipboard is where I stamped my message. It is from SU's On Board Accents. I sponged it with yellow chalk ink and then sponged the edges in orange chalk ink. My message is from Papertrey Ink's Simple Little Things set - the anniversary set they sent to anyone who purchased 12 or more stamp sets from this past year. It is a great versatile set. The message is actually all on one line, but I inked it up in 2 parts - first 'feel better' and stamped it, then 'soon' and stamped that below so it would fit on my chipboard piece. This is popped up on dimensionals.

I stamped the flowers twice. The second set I cut 3 of the flowers out and popped them up on dimensionals.

Stamps - Papertrey Ink (Women of Life; Simple Little Things)
CS - Whisper White (SU), Pumpkin Pie (SU), Basic Grey Gypsy Patterned Paper
Ink - Chalk Inks, Palette Noir
Other - Orange Brads, Chipboard (SU), Hole Punch, Pink Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Hope you had a great weekend!!
Stampin' Hugs,

Friday, April 18, 2008

Ok - somehow I managed to get that last post under the date of 4/4/08?? Go figure!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Long Time - No Blogging

Wow! It's been awhile again since I last blogged. Between being sick (myself and the rest of my family), computer issues (laptop was out of commission for a bit and still having issues), and just not having time - I haven't blogged.

Well - I decided I needed to get on today and post some things. I went away this past weekend on a scrapbooking retreat and got the following pages done. I'll post the others as well, but didn't want to cram everything into one post. These aren't the best pages, but then again, when I go on these scrappin' retreats - it is usually more a time for me to relax with friends and chat. So, my creativity isn't always with me!! :)

These are pages from a family reunion to Missiouri back in 2003. Did I mention that I'm always behind on my scrapping? I'm just proud of myself for getting this many accomplished!

I'll be back later to post some more pages!! Thanks for stopping by and sorry for the long time in between posts!! Happy Friday!!

Stampin' Hugs,
Cheer Me Up Award

I was sent this award by my friend, Lainey. Thanks girl!! She is so sweet and talented - be sure to check out her blog Lainey's Altered Ego to see some of her work. Or you can come visit us over at her store's message board Go. Be Creative. She has the MOST awesome scrapping kits!!

I'm to tag 3 people now with this award as well. So, many to choose from, but since it is 3...3 it is.

Sandy - Hand Stamped by Me
Kimmie - We Luv Cardstock
Deedee - Stamping Cuz I Need T0

BTW - I finally got my laptop fixed and so I'll be able to post some cards to my blog again. I was so lost without my laptop and am SO glad to have it fixed!!