Monday, April 28, 2008


This is a swap card I made. In this swap we are to use retired SU stamps, so all the stamps used are retired: LOVE WITHOUT END, SMALL SCRIPT & CROSSHATCH. I know the stem is upsidedown, but this is done on purpose. I saw a card in which it had been done by mistake, but I really like it this way.
I like different folds, so I decided to use this Pop-up card. I think it's a great way to display your card, won't fall over so easy.
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Sunday, April 27, 2008


Go and wish Traciejane a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and have the opportunity to win a great present!
I know you want to!

Friday, April 25, 2008


I watercolored 2 images of the Spring Song hummingbird the other day, as I have planned to make 2 cards when I make a card. But, I was just not happy with how my previous post turned out, so I did not use the watercolored images the same. So, I decided that the dp actually distracts from the image and went without it. I like it a lot better. The sentiment I believe is a Lizzie Ann stamp. So, this card goes out to my Mom! Unfortunately, the color is completely off. I guess it is the ligthing I used. (My excuse, it's cloudy outside) The real color of the card base is Rose Red, but it looks like Real Red, which actually does not look bad either. I'm glad it shows the shimmery white paper. The ribbon is a ribbon I found, which I had used to make some Xmas ornaments years ago. Decided to incorporate it in my cardmaking. I think it works.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I can hardly believe that I am actually posting a challenge on the scheduled challenge day. This is my card for SC173 on SCS. I used the SPRING SONG SU! set. Stamped it with stasz-on onto shimmery white and watercolored it with blender pen and ink pad. Colors are ROSE RED, MELLOW MOSS, ALWAYS ARTICHOKE. The DP is from last years SU's idea book RECOLLECTIONS. I stamped FLORAL BGD on the solid Burgandy piece. First time trying out of the box image. Almost lost the beak trying this.

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I received this lovely card in the mail from my SBS Kerry. Thank you so much Kerry. This was very thoughtful of you!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I must say, it has NEVER taken me so long to make a card!!! Yes, I know, it has been a long time since I made one, but this card literally took me one whole week to make. This card is last weeks Technique challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I like to see the challenges they have, and I really liked this one, so I started to make this card last week Monday, with all the intentions of finishing it. It just took me forever to really get it together, and now that I look at it, I think I will change some things. Doesn't look completely together to me. I love the SU SPRING FLING DP. I used different stamps to make this. The flowers are from the OFFICE ACOUTREMENTS SU set. The flourishes and one of the sentiments are from FRIENDSHIP BLOOMS. The other sentiment is a CLEAR G from Micheals set. The colors I used are PRETTY IN PINK, APRICOT APPEAL, CERTAINLY CELERY, SAGE GREEN and REGAL ROSE.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Hi everybody! If you are anything like me, you will absolutely HAVE to participate in Katherina's birthday blogcandy. She's sharing a brand new Hängler& Stängler stamp and some stamped images. Go over there and wish her a Happy 30!!

Monday, April 14, 2008


First of all, Thank you so much for your advice all who played along for this stamp. I really appreciate it and have learned from it. It was definitely worth asking the question. I was a bit embarrassed about asking, but because I really wanted some ideas of how to go about this, I asked. Thank you again!
And the winner was picked by my dd Melanie. She picked NO. 7 who is SANDYH50. Please send me your snailmail address so that I can send you your stamp.

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Monday, April 7, 2008


Hi all! First of all I need to apologize for not being around this last month. I've been dealing with some personal stuff which could no longer be put on the back burner, which I had done for quite some time. I have been taking antidepressants for about 2 months which is now finally helping me. The 2 things which are still not in the right place are that I am always sleepy and I don't have motivation to create, which is in part due to the fact that I have to go downstairs in the dark basement to create. I know somebody suggested to bring my stuff upstairs. I have done that in the past and find that I am constantly needing to get some more things, and at the end I have so much to clean up that it is just not quite right for me.

Our LSS moved last week, so I HAD to go see their new store. It is such a fun place (I should get inspired, I know, but???). I was looking at the stamps (of course!) and this stamp just seemed to be yelling at me. I tried to ignore it, but it just would not let me go, so I finally gave in and brought it home with me. So, here it is and I want to give it to you. If you would like this stamp leave a comment on this post. I would love to know from you Mom's who have teenage girls, how did you tell your daughter about her period? My mom did an awful job and I want to do better. For you who do not have this situation, please leave a comment with an idea to get me back into my stamproom to create. I will select a winner on Sunday April 13th.

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