Monday, November 26, 2007


Here is a card I made this week-end. I have not made many criss/cross cards, so here it is:
Paper: Bravo Burgandy, Very Vanilla, Provo-craft Holiday Slab V
Ink: Choc. Chip
Stamps: All Year Chear 1, In My Thoughts SU
Accessories: Punch, Brad, gold cord
Hope you are having a happy stamping day!


I just had fun making my own snowflake. I think my girls are going to have a lot of fun with this too. If you don't have anything better to do, have some fun.


Good morning,
I just came upon this site Ten Two Studios, where she will have a special printable for each day before Christmas. The only catch to this is that you have to link to this site to be able to open it.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


This card is a birthday card for a friend of mine.
Card details:
Paper: Mellow Moss, Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Unknown DP
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss, Close to Cocoa
Stamps: Garden Whimsy, All-Year Chear 1(retired SU)
Accesories: Brads, Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Corner rounder for scalloped edge.

Thank you for dropping by!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Hi guys!
Thank you all so much for your comments on my previous post. I really appreciate them.
I read through them and tried to apply the suggestions that were given. Tonje said she would like to see some glitter and also like to see it in Blue or Purple. I don't have Eggplant. I have Night of Navy cardstock but not ink. So I was stuck for awhile. Yesterday I suddenly had an inspiration. I should use my Pearl Ex in the blue color. That would take care of the color and the glitter. So here I am looking for it and unfortunately I cannot find it. I have moved my stamping stuff around the house a number of times during the last year, and being the Pearl Ex is not something I use a lot, I have misplaced it somewhere. But I did find a blue ink Colorbox Midnight.
So, the details of this simple card are:
Cardstock: Cardbase: Night of Navy; Image on Very Vanilla, layered on Brocade Blue
Ink: Colorbox Midnight
Technique: Sponging
Extras: I versamarked the oval image and put dazzling diamonds over it. Unfortunately you cannot really see it. The scanner did not pick up the glitter, but it's there.
Stamps: Nativity, unknown; Holidays and Wishes, SU

Thanks again for all your kind comments. I really enjoyed coming to read them.
Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Hi there,
Yes, I am posting. Had to use my dh's computer last night to scan my card and, because it was quite late already, I emailed them to myself so that I can do this this morning.

What do you think? Is this card too simple? My reason for making a simple card is that mailing cards with lots of layers and embellishments can become somewhat costly. But I am trying to make a pretty card without too many extras.
Cardstock: Choc. Chip, Confetti White
Ink: Sponging: Close to cocoa.
Stamping: Craft Choc. Chip
Stamp: Nativity, no name on it. I've had it for over 10 years.
Other: Round punch for corners, small circle punch for gold cord.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


I would love to post a Christmas card I made, but both my scanner and camera decided to go on strike. I don't think I treated them bad, but who knows what they think (as if they do. I have computer problems, which included renewing all the software. After I installed my printer/scanner, my scanner did not function. So I decided to reinstall it. So I unistalled it and tried to install it again. And now there are some driver problems. Anyway, this means I have to find out what to do with this computer or wait for my dh to bring his computer home so that I can use his for uploading. I'll try to post somthing tonight. Thank you for your patience.
Have a great day, with some stamping included!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007


I joined because I am a stay at home mom, who does not get together with other women to stamp, talk, or do anything for that matter. I started a blog with the purpose of meeting other stampers, and have met a few great women. But, I would love to make more friends.
I have 3 kids, 2 girls who go to school, and a little toddler who is being toilet trained (going pretty well). Married for 11 years to a great husband, who works long hours most of the time. Don't have family in the area, so I do get quite lonely. So this is where I hang out.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


I totally think that FROSTY must be feeling a little bit out of his comfort zone, but I don't care. I like him like this. This is a CASE of Rox71 who is the sketch challenge moderator at SCS. Her card is of a snowman and snowflakes too!
So it took me about 4 hours to make!!! In between toilet training, which involves asking my little ds if he needs to go to the toilet, insisting he goes, putting his wet panties in the laundry, taking the wash out of the dryer,...etc. etc.
IMO this card could go for yesterday's color challenge too! The colors were Wasabi Green, Sky Blue and Ruby Red. My colors are Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue and Ruby Red. The DP is from the '06 SU Winter Mini. I did several steps to make the image. First, I used a Choc. Marker to color the arms of FROSTY, and the versamark pen to draw the snow he is standing on. I stamped this onto Bashful Blue and quickly stamped the swirl images with versamark, covered it with white embossing powder and embossed. Then I stamped Frosty on Whisper White and cut him out. I colored him with water color crayons and inkpad/blender pen. Then I glued him onto the bashful blue. I was not quite happy with the embossing of the snow on the bottom, so I added some white liquid aplique. The snowflakes on the side are also both white embossed.
So I put it all on paper and thought I was done and took a picture. Then I looked at it again, and said to myself: "I'm sure that some of these awesome stampers out there would know how to add some embellishment to make it look even better!" So, I thought for a little while and I decided to add a photo corner. I found a stamp that says MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, but I didn't like the LITTLE, don't know what's so little about Christmas. So I used my choc. chip marker to ink the words Merry Christmas, and made a tag to hang from the photocorner. I rounded the tag with the circle punch.
So, here is my story about FROSTY and I'll stick with it! (I think this toilet training has made me kind of weird, but it's working so I'll stick with it too!)
Thank you for looking! Feel free to leave a comment!

Monday, November 5, 2007


Hi there!
Today's Technique Challenge at SCS is to make a horizontal pocket card. I have not made one of these before, so I want to try it.
I honestly have tones of cards to make and send, so I think it is such a great way to get me to make these if I go and do the challenges.

So, while I was putting this card together I had somewhat of a Dejavu. The colors are so similar to last weeks TLC card. But, in my defence, I don't have any other autumn colors. The only earth elements cs I own is ruby red, close to cocoa and choc. chip, so these are the colors I use for fall colors. I like to use my marigold morning '06 In color with these colors.
Paper: marigold morning, choc. chip, ruby red, confetti white
Ink, choc. chip, marigold morning
Stamp set: Give Thanks
Accesories: Brads, punches

Thanks for coming by. As I said before, I need to make a ton of cards, so I hope I can make one again tomorrow. (I haven't started with my Christmas cards yet!!!)