Thursday, May 29, 2008


Graduation is upon us once again. One of my good friends Jillian asked me to make some cards for her twin daughters who are graduation. This is the card I came up with for the girls. I left Jillian personalize the inside. I'm so happy with how they turned out, and I wish the girls all of the luck for the future....

I use Black, White and Summer Sunrise paper (PTI) I also got to use my new monogram stamper from Flourishes, which I am loving. The Diplomabella images came from one of my PIF friends Swap4fun - thank you!!! Of course I colored the Bellas with my prismas.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sketch Challenge

Going to try something new tonight. I want to post a challenge for all of you! I'm thinking a sketch challenge from SCS. Since they have such wonderful challenges over there! Its going to be Sketch Challenge 177 - thanks to Daiseyfreak. The link to the challenge is here... SC177 , the only catch is that you must use a PIF image, or if you don't have any PIF's...use something from WRAK, and if you don't have any of those, well then just feel free to play along anyways.

Please post a comment here and a link to your card in SCS. Remember to put PIF in your keyword section so we can do a search and find all of the PIF images.
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This card is for todays Sketch Challenge on SCS. I enjoyed doing this even though I didn't stamp anything at all. I used Soft Sky and Real Red paper, my swiss dot folder for the cuttlebug and my patch and some dimensionals. Totally easy. Enjoy

Thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hi Wormy!!

This card is for todays Sketch Challenge on SCS. I just got this stamp in the mail today from Whipper Snapper, and I just had to use him!!! I stamped him on watercolor paper and in green stazon, then used my prismas to color him with the OMS. I used Itty Bitty Backgrounds around the white piece with Summer Sun ink and then sponged a little Real Red just for some added depth on the card. I did the piercing with the mat from Stampin Up and used my trusty little thumb tack for the piercing. I also stamped the Itty Bitty Backgrounds onto the Real Red piece of paper. My other paper colors are Summer Sun and Garden Green.

Thanks for stopping by and checking on me... I appreciate that.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sketch Challenge 176 on SCS

This card is for todays Sketch Challenge on SCS. Which is a great sketch...and if you haven't tried it, you should. I woke up bright and early this morning - 6am to be exact - so I could get a card made and put in my gallery. I used my Camping Riley stamp and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

Stamp: Camping Riley, Mini Mates

Paper: Old Olive, Summer Sun, Black, White, CM gingham

Ink: Black

Accessories: prismacolor pencils, oval punches from SU, and big black brads that my friend Janice (catcrazy) helped me pick out. Thanks Janice, I love them!! I think I need them in every color.

Thanks for checking out my blog.

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Got Friends???

Wow, I sure do!!! May 10th was my birthday and I'm still receiving fascinating works of art from all of my family and friends. Whether those are friends, I can see, feel and hug....or if they are my "virtual" friends...I'm enjoying all of my happy mail!!! You are a fabulous group of girls, and I love you all. Thank you so much for making this year so special!

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Another Winner

Congratulations to Alison - Newstampinaddict~! She's the winner of the blog candy. Thanks for playing everyone, and thanks for sending cards to Mindy!
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Anybody Interested in Some Candy?

I promised blog candy in honor of my birthday, so here it is. What you will receive in this blog candy is: this card, and all of the stuff you'll need to make 5 more of them - including the lighthouse stamp!!! I'll leave the sentiment off so you can customize it to what you need. I'll even include the envies! I thought a lighthouse stamp was great for the beginning of warm weather and summertime.

Now for the be entered into the drawing for the blog candy, you must comment in this post, and tell me how you chose your scs name. I know, thats an easy one, isn't it. Everyone seems to be getting on the bandwagon, and since I'm not one to be left behind with current trends, I'm gonna jump on also!

For every card or card front you send to Mindy (doesn't have to be a Christmas card), you'll receive another entry for my blog candy. Now, we're going to go by the honor system here, so no cheating! All you need to do is pm me or post on my blog how many you are sending to Mindy and I'll put your name in the basket that many times. I'll be drawing the winner on Saturday, May 10th, at 8pm, so get to work on those cards, or dig some out. You can find Mindy's address here - there are several women, so make sure they are going to Mindy! If you decide to help Mindy with shipping costs, you will get another entry for every dollar you send to her - just let me know what you're sending. Even $1 in with your card would be great, every little bit helps.

So come on ladies, lets help Mindy's cause, and lets help our troops.

God Bless America and our Troops!!!
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Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Wow, I got the most beautiful card in the mail today, from one of the sweetest ladies I know. I figured since I didn't have anything near as exciting as this, it deserved to be featured on my blog today! This card is from Denise Marzec - aka: peanutbee or chuck as she is well known on the PIF thread. Thanks Denise, the card is absolutely gorgeous, but I must admit it made me feel like a novice when I laid it on my desk beside some stuff I colored. I just don't know if I'll ever graduate to "CHUCKDOM"!!!

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Good News Puppy!!

This is a new stamp I just got from Whipper Snapper - and he is so darn cute!! I love how he stamps and he is so fun to color.


Stamps: Whipper Snapper Good News Puppy, PTI Borders & Corners, SU Mini Mates

Paper: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, White, SU designer paper

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: ribbon, punches, prismas

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, May 2, 2008


Drum Roll................... and the winner is:

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

May 1st already!

I can't believe its May already!!! Wow, summer is just around the corner.

I get a lot of requests for cards from friends and co-workers. Today I needed to come up with some birthday cards for 2 little boys. I got this image from my friend Pam - its a Whipper Snapper image.


Stamp: Whipper Snapper

Paper: Real Red, Garden Green and white

I used my prismas to color him and then used the odorless mineral spirits on them. I've been starting to reach for my nesties more. The white strip was cuttlebugged with the swiss dots folder (which everyone needs), and I used my SU punches for the Happy Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and don't forget to sign up for my blog candy!

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