Friday, May 30, 2008


This is a card my dd Vanessa and I made for a schoolfriend of her's, who is having a birthday party on Saturday. Vanessa wanted to use this Elzybell image and the color blue. The paper is the Summer Picnic from the SU occasions mini. It was a fun card to make.

Have a great Friday and a great week-end!

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Actually I don't really want you to go over here to get some blogcandy, as I really would like to win it. But, to be able to win it I am supposed to link to the blogcandy so, go check it out at Stamps, Paper, Scissors and Donkey Smiles, it's really a great blog.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Hey there, I just found this great challenge over on Tai's blog. It's called PICK IT UP A NOTCH, where you make 2 cards the same and just add something extra to one of them to pick it up a notch. I think this is a great challenge. Go check it out!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


I found this while I was blog hopping and just had to share it with you. I found it on Joanne's blog and asked for permission to post it on my blog, and I got it.
Every now and then we can use a good laugh.

Thinking of Having Kids?
Do this 11 step program first!

Lesson 1
1. Go to the grocery store.
2. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office.
3. Go home.
4. Pick up the paper.
5. Read it for the last time.

Lesson 2
Before you finally go ahead and have children, find a couple who already are parents and berate them about their...
1. Methods of discipline.
2. Lack of patience.
3. Appallingly low tolerance levels.
4. Allowing their children to run wild.
5. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child's breastfeeding, sleep habits, toilet training, table manners, and overall behavior.
Enjoy it because it will be the last time in your life you will have all the answers.

Lesson 3
A really good way to discover how the nights might feel...
1. Get home from work and immediately begin walking around the living room from 5PM to 10PM carrying a wet bag weighing approximately 8-12 pounds, with a radio turned to static (or some other obnoxious sound) playing loudly. (Eat cold food with one hand for dinner)
2. At 10PM, put the bag gently down, set the alarm for midnight, and go to sleep.
3. Get up at 12 and walk around the living room again, with the bag, until 1AM.
4. Set the alarm for 3AM.
5. As you can't get back to sleep, get up at 2AM and make a drink and watch an infomercial.
6. Go to bed at 2:45AM.7. Get up at 3AM when the alarm goes off.
8. Sing songs quietly in the dark until 4AM.
9. Get up. Make breakfast. Get ready for work and go to work (work hard and be productive)Repeat steps 1-9 each night. Keep this up for 3-5 years. Look cheerful and together.

Lesson 4
Can you stand the mess children make? To find out...
1. Smear peanut butter onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains
2. Hide a piece of raw chicken behind the stereo and leave it there all summer.
3. Stick your fingers in the flower bed.
4. Then rub them o n the clean walls.
5. Take your favorite book, photo album, etc. Wreck it.
6. Spill milk on your new pillows. Cover the stains with crayons.
How does that look?

Lesson 5
Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems.
1. Buy an octopus and a small bag made out of loose mesh.
2. Attempt to put the octopus into the bag so that none of the arms hang out.
Time allowed for this - all morning.

Lesson 6
Forget the BMW and buy a mini-van. And don't think that you can leave it out in the driveway spotless and shining. Family cars don't look like that.
1. Buy a chocolate ate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment. Leave it there.
2. Get a dime. Stick it in the CD player.
3. Take a family size package of chocolate cookies. Mash them into the back seat. Sprinkle cheerios all over the floor, then smash them with your foot.
4. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.

Lesson 7
Go to the local grocery store. Take with you the closest thing you can find to a pre-school child. (A full-grown goat is an excellent choice). If you intend to have more than one child, then definitely take more than one goat. Buy your week's groceries without letting the goats out of your sight. Pay for everything the goat eats or destroys. Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even contemplate having children.

Lesson 8
1. Hollow out a melon.
2. Make a small hole in the side.
3. Suspend it from the ceiling and swing it from side to side.
4. Now get a bowl of soggy Cheerios and attempt to spoon them into the swaying melon by pretending to be an airplane.
5. Continue until half the Cheerios are gone.
6. Tip half into your lap. The other half, just throw up in the air.You are now ready to feed a nine- month-old baby.

Lesson 9
Learn the names of every character from Sesame Street , Barney, Disney, the Teletubbies, and Pokemon. Watch nothing else on TV but PBS, the Disney channel or Noggin for at least five years. (I know, you're thinking What's 'Noggin'?) Exactly the point.

Lesson 10
Make a recording of Fran Drescher saying 'mommy' repeatedly. (Important: no more than a four second delay between each 'mommy'; occasional crescendo to the level of a supersonic jet is required). Play this tape in your car everywhere you go for the next four years. You are now ready to take a long trip with a toddler.

Lesson 11
Start talking to an adult of your choice.. Have someone else continually tug on your skirt hem, shirt- sleeve, or elbow while playing the 'mommy' tape made from Lesson 10 above. You are now ready to have a conversation with an adult while there is a child in the room.

Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, May 11, 2008




Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Oh my! It's over a week since I posted again. Sheesh! Time just flies too fast.
Life just kind of takes priority over stamping sometimes.
My project today is my dh's birthday present (part of it). A couple of weeks ago we cleaned out the shop. It was filled to the brim with junk and stuff. One of the rooms was filled with kitchen cabinet doors, from his earlier work as kitchen cabinet maker. So these doors were leftovers for some reason or other. He says to me that I can use them. Okay. So now my poor brain has to come up with something to do with these doors. Obviously I'm trying to relate my stamping with it. The thing that came to my mind with the smaller doors is a frame of sorts. I've been wanting to use the Bible verse challenge on SCS too. So, here is my first project made for my husband. It's his birthday today!
ETA: It is not a great picture. Click on it to get better detail.

Thanks for dropping by!
Hope you are having a great Tuesday!