Thursday, January 3, 2008

Just a little note........

This card was inspired by my girlfriend Tammy (hi Tammy!). This girl has talent beyond measure and stamps like no one else you've ever seen. She can crank out cards faster than Hallmark ~ and I'm not kidding! I honestly don't know how she does it. Seriously, when we all gather for our stamping weekends, she creates them faster than I can even think! I'll be trying to come up with a new idea, and while I'm thinking, she's made 4 cards. I'm excited to see all of them very soon for our girls getaway weekend. It is heaps of fun, with tons of stamping, good eats, lots of laughs, very little sleep, and worth every single minute!! See you soon girls!! MWAH!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:

Stamps: Label Classics, Headline Alphabet (SU, both retired), Sentiment by Stampendous

Cardstock: SU, Pretty in Pink, Black, White

Ink: SU Black

Misc: Polka dot ribbon from Walmart, pink brad

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

My wish for you ~ a new year of good health and all the happiness your heart can hold!

Do you have New Year's Resolutions? For myself, I prefer to call them "Lifestyle Changes". Resolutions (like the word diet) seem to be short lived for me, even thou I start out with good intentions they fizzle quickly. Where as "lifestyle changes" seem to hang around longer. Perhaps it's just in my head but whatever works for you, right? A few personally are: to improve my over all health, spend more time with those I love, stress less, volunteer more. A few crafting related: be more productive, procrastinate less, stamp more, buy less ~ (use what I hoard), organize, mail my cards early and last but not a better blogger!!!

Are you still with me? I continue to work on clearing out and cleaning my craft room, adding to list of stuff for sale before the big move. Never did I think it would be such a long and daunting task. But then I haven't had to sort, clean and pack 10+ years of "stuff" either!! Anyway, I'll be posting that list very soon! (remind self not to procrastinate! ha!) Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Cardstock & Paper displays for sale....

I have 3 of these cardstock / paper displays for sale. Each tower has 30 trays that hold 8 1/2 x 11 sized cardstock and/or designer paper. Depending upon where you find them, these can retail for about $179.00 or more per tower. I am selling mine for $70.00 each. I am preparing to make a very L O N G distance move and unfortunately I just cannot take them with me. Please leave a comment here or email me if you are interested! (ETA: Right now I'm in MN)

I will have heaps of other stamping related items for sale and listed here later this week so stop back soon. Thank you so much for continuing to pop in once in awhile, I do appreciate it. I haven't been the best blogger for the past 2 months, but I didn't realize how much time, effort and attention the house would need before placing it up for sale and I still have a few things to get done! If anyone is interested in non-stamping related items, furniture, a few antique pieces, and other household goods I will have those listed as well. Believe it or not I will even have a few stamped items to share!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall........

Here we are, Labor Day weekend....where did the summer go? I feel as if there wasn't really much of a summer (far tooo much heat & humidity for me) I can honestly say I am looking forward to fall. I'd have to say it's my favorite season of all. I love the fall weather, the smell of a campfire, the trees bursting into beautiful fall colors that look like they've been painted by an artist. Everywhere you look, deep shades of red, burgundy, different hues of orange and yellow, nature is an amazing canvas.

I will not be posting for a couple of weeks as we prepare to put the house up for sale and I get my stamp stuff ready to post for sale, (here and on SCS). Believe me when I say I have heaps of stuff to sell, things from A to Z, small to large, embellishments to paper racks, stamps galore, you name it! There will be something for everyone! Look for that to come in a few weeks time. I'm also planning on a blog drawing so stay tuned! As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Rain, rain go away.....

Mother nature has given the state of Minnesota quite a spanking the past week or so. You either have webbed feet or wrinkled toes. The amount of rain that has hit different parts of the state is absolutely overwhelming. The southeastern section received about 17 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. Peoples homes have been swept straight off their foundations and others completely lost due to flash flooding. People watched campers and trailers at a campground float past them and today they reported picnic tables caught in the tops of trees after the water receded. People have at least 6 inches of mud & sludge covering the floors in what's left of their homes. At last report 7 people lost their lives to the flooding and the collapse of roadways. Minnesota seems to be experiencing such devastating losses on different levels since August 1st and the bridge collapse. I know that other parts of the country are experiencing extreme weather conditions as well, I just hope that the storms lose their strength and soon! Until next time.....I hope you and your families are safe and dry.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Under water Smooches....

I think this card is pretty cute - even if all the sets used are now retired! It's been awhile since I made this card that I can't even remember the names of 2 of the sets I used! (the sentiment set and the one with the circles both escape me at the moment, but when I make my way back to my stamp room I'll look them up and add them below.) Hope you enjoy the under water smooches! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Stamps: All SU retired sets, Fishy Friends, sentiment set, Fun with shapes?
Cardstock: SU white, green galore, turquoise.
Ink: SU black
Misc: SU markers: green galore, gable green, yellow, turquoise, orange, lilac. Turquoise brads.
Info: Stamped the fish on white cs in black ink, colored them in with SU markers, stamped sentiment in black, did the rock 'n roll technique for the circles/bubbles, layered onto green galore, added the brads in each corner and then mounted it on turquoise cs. Easy peasy!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

No Stamps but Oh So Pretty!

This card uses absolutely no stamps and was super easy to create! I will admit the most difficult part of this card was taking a decent photo! I was at my girlfriends lake home stamping for the weekend with 3 of my very dear and favorite stamping girlfriends. (Hi girls!! MWAH!!) We stamp from sun up to FAR beyond sun down, sleep very little and get up to do it all again the next day! This is one of the cards I created during that weekend. I couldn't recall if I had just thought of this idea or did I dream it? At any rate, I thought why not try it and see what happens? Here is the result, and quite honestly I love it! This card is much prettier in real life than in the photo. You will have to make one for yourself and you will see what I'm talking about!

Supplies used:
Cardstock: SU brushed gold. Burgundy velvet paper from Hobby Lobby.
Misc: Retired SU burgundy wide organdy ribbon, and gold cording. Sakura Stardust gel pen.
Info: I cut the piece of velvet paper and ran it through the cuttlebug, using the stylized flower embossing folder. I then outlined all the raised images with the Sakura Stardust gel pen. Mounted it onto the brushed gold cardstock, added the organdy ribbon and gold cording and there you have it! Normally the Stardust gel pen gives a silver sheen to cardstock but used on this color of velvet paper it looks gold and much better layered on brushed gold cardstock than silver. I have yet to try it on other colors of velvet paper to see if it changes the color. Perhaps you can try that for yourself and let me know!!

Thanks for stopping by!