Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Upsey Daisy

Oh my....I am in LOVE with the new top note die from SU! I finally received mine this week! It is so cool! Here is a little scruffy kind a card I made while I was supposed to be cleaning this morning LOL.

  • Colors are Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie and Close to Cocoa
  • Upsey Daisy SU set and several backgrounders from CHF and SU
  • Making Memories flocked brad, Heidi Swap ghost flower, and Prima flowers

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Here is a peak at my doorprize for next weekend. Its a frame altered with SU designer paper called Le Jardin and a clear paint can filled with some goodies.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Swap sneak peak

Here is the card I plan to use as my Austin shoebox swap card next weekend. I had originally been so excited that there were no vendor restrictions on them this time. I had big plans to use something other than SU. Well, guess what? I used SU stamps anyway. I fell in love with the new Toile background stamp and decided to make a toile card. Also used the swiss dot CB embossing folder, the mega and giga marvy flower punches, and 5/8" black grosgrain ribbon. I hope that everyone likes it.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

MFT Challenge

Today instead of working on my swaps or my doorprize for next weeks SCS shoebox swap, I stamped a challenge card. I am really not supposed to be stamping for pleasure LOL. I am supposed to be getting ready for the swap seeing as I have hostess duties and all. Oh well, slap me or something.

  • Stamps: Merry Christmas? MFT
  • Ink: Momento Black, Copics, Bravo Burgandy
  • Paper: Basic Grey Figgy, Burgandy, PTI White
  • May Arts Velvet Ribbon, Burgandy Stickles

Friday, September 19, 2008

I haven't dropped dead or anything...YET

I have been working on my house cleaning and de-cluttering and miscellaneous stuff for a week or more. Yesterday I had my carpet cleaned and its still not dry. My stamp closet door has been blocked by my LR recliner and I can't get in there. Hopefully I can move it back later today. Parts of my carpet felt dry but others are still damp. We have a surprise birthday party to attend in Ft Worth on Saturday night so we are staying in a hotel that night with both the kids. They will probably try to kill one another but DH is bringing the duct tape just in case. I am also co- hostessing a SCS shoebox swap in a few weeks and I have been doing things to get ready for that event. Its on World Cardmaking day. Should be fun. Anyway, my blog is being neglected for now. Just way too much other stuff to do.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Channeling The Cat's Pajamas

I have had this Cat's Pajamas set on my mind for months, ever since I received it as a gift from Alma at the Arlington shoebox swap. I have a hard time with coming up with ideas that don't involve flowers or shabby chic themes. I am trying to expand my horizons, stretch my wings ect... I actually love bright colors and the first set of inks I bought were the bold brights from SU. Now as I grew in the stamping arena, I realized it wasn't the best choice for me but the brights still do have a spot in my world today. Every once in awhile I break out and get BOLD! I am also trying to color more and this set lends itself to coloring. I plan to give it to my BIL even though it seems juvenile and a little girly. He turns 40 this week and we are giving him a gag gift to go with it. Fun times!

PS. The sentiments are computer generated and printed

Thursday, September 11, 2008

MFT challenge

I finally have some MFT stamps. I have treated myself to a small order to get myself going. I have been afraid of the coloring or I would have ordered them sooner. They are very cute. I happen to think Flopsy is adorable! I used my Basic Grey Archaic paper pack for the first time too. Its cool. I didn't use any bling on this one. maybe next time.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Birthday RAKs

From Kathi127
From kasevers (Kim
From Connie Heitner
From Earlymorning(Dawn) From Pamela
From Loretta

I recently celebrated my birthday and I received some lovely RAKS that I thought I would share with you. Thank you so much for remembering me on my birthday. It meant so much to me.