Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Summer time is such a busy time I've been remiss updating my blog. I hatve to admit, these are cards that I stamped a while back. DH and I have spent every weekend the past few months fixing up a house, painting and laying tiles, you name it. It has left little time to stamp.
Here are 2 versions of the same card that I submitted to Inkadinkado to use in their gallery. Very clean and simple cards. I used blue for the dog image as I had a boy dog and pink for the cat as I have girl kitties. Love the ribbon that I got from Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off. Just wished I had gotten more as I am such a ribbon hoarder, I hate to use it unless I know that I can get more.

Stamps: Inkadinkado clear sets Dogs & Cattitude
Ink: SU Pixie Pink & Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: SU Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black & Whisper White
Accessories: Oval & Scallop Oval Nestibilities and paw print ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Here are my Splitcoaststamper Challenges for this week. I used SC237, CC227 and WRAK image. The image is by Rachelle Ann Miller call Peek A Bunny and was a Wish image I received from amykuc (thanks Amy!) The cardstock is Whisper White, Basic Black, Almost Amethyst and Barely Bannana - all from Stampin' Up! I used Copic markers to color in the images, Cutterbug Swirl embossing folder, SU brads, Prima flowers and vintage buttons from my stash.
It was nice to have a challenge to help with the sketch or layout and then the colors. I also know that I wanted to use my most recent RAK. I tragically lost my best friend and 4 legged child last week and have not had any mojo or desire to create, so the challenges really helped me to at least get back into the studio.
Have a blessed day and thank you for looking.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Anniversary Cards

Stamp sets: SU's Elegant Antique background & JustRite Stampers Harmony sets
Cardstock: SU Metallic Gold & Silver and Whisper White
Ink/Emboss Powder: Encore Metallic with SU gold & silver emboss powder
Ribbon: SU gold & silver organdy with metalic cording
Other: Nesties circle & scallop circle & pop dots.

Had the embossed backgrounds sitting around forever from another project and needed a 50th Wedding Anniversary card quick. I had just gotten the JustRite stamps and wanted to play around with them so I came up with the simple yet elegant card. I needed a 15th wedding anniversary card for DH and decided to use the silver background for it. We celebrate our anniversary on the 10th.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lockhart Vintage Chair Birthday card

This card I made for my husband's birthday. I love this Lockhart chair image, it reminds me of the chairs my Grandmother had when I was growing up. Her favorite color was turquoise so that is the color I used. The image is Lockhart colored with Copics, the cardstock, punches and brads are Stampin' Up! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stoping by.

Friday, June 26, 2009


I'm back from Montreal. I was attending a Global Paging Conference and had a lovely time. I enjoyed spending time catching up with friends I have made over the years and getting to make new ones, especially those from the UK and Australia, as I only have the chance to see them once a year. I love their beautiful accents and miss them already! Montreals 70 degree weather was such a nice break from the 95 - 100 degree weather here. We stayed downtown and had amazing meals and much too much wine! It was a productive and enjoyable trip, but I am glad to be home. I just miss Cody, Piper and Pezz my fur babies too much when I go away. Here are a few pictures.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sweet Peas in pink

I had so much fun coloring in my new Lockhart Sweet Pea stamp in purple that I wanted to use pink (my favorite color) as well. Thank you for stoping by to look.
Stamp set: Lockhart, Sweet Peas & SU Baroque Motifs (swirl)
Cardstock: Su, Pink Pirouette, Pink Passion, Pink Passion DSP, Pixie Pink with Gina K white
Ink: Memento, Tuxedo Black
Copics: B000, G12, G14, RV13 & RV17
Other: Dew Drops, Nesties Labels 3, SU Pink Pirouette ribbon

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lockhart Sweet Peas

Stamps: Lockhart Sweet Peas
Cardstock: SU Lovely Lilac & Almost Amethyst DSP & Gina K white
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: B000, G12, G14, BV13 & BV17
Other: Nesties Labels 3, Crystal Effects, buttons and thread from my stash
I recently got Copic markers (love them, by the way) and needed more images to practice coloring. I bought some great flower stamps from Lockhart and couldn't wait to ink them up.
Thank you for stopping by and looking.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Here goes...

Well here I am setting up my very first blog. More to come once I figure out what I am doing. I will mainly post various ramblings of my life with my main focus to be stamping, papercrafting, my animals, Safari Sancutary's animals and Akdar Shrine/Shriner's Hospital for Childern.