Monday, March 23, 2009


All you Tilda fans, Claudia is giving away 6 sets of stamps!!! Go find it HERE.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


First of all I want to thank you for your comforting and supportive comments!! Thank you my friends!! Life has changed somewhat, but we'll make it work. My dh is working some hours as he is the general manager of the business, so he feels he needs to be there to keep things running. But I am the designated driver as his vision has been affected by the stroke. So, today we are going to Whistler on some business and tomorrow to Seattle. This means that I really don't have much time to craft as I usually am ready to go to sleep as soon as my kids are in bed. But I do have a project to show you guys.

This project was inspired by two projects I found on SCS. This on by Stampin Di and this one by heather freeman Thank you so much ladies for this great inspiration.
I have loved the SCS Top Note Die from the first time I saw it. So, now that I got the cuttlebug, I had to get it too. And when I saw the quilted card by Stampin Di I just HAD to make one too. The DP is an SU set. Unfortunately I don't have the catalog available at the moment. I do believe it is Afternoon Teaparty? Correct me if I'm wrong. The crochet flower is one I made. I've crochet a little, so I figured I could make them myself too. It took me a whole of 10 min. The sentiment is from 'Reason to Smile' a retired SU hostess set. So there you have it, a DOUBLE CASE from me to you!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!!

Monday, March 16, 2009


I just thought I should share with you that I have not been online because my husband had a stroke. It was very sudden and he is quite young to have one. So, it has been quite scary. He is feeling quite a bit better. He does have to take it easy for awhile, which is quite hard for him. Thank you for dropping by!

Monday, March 9, 2009


The one challenge I mostly play along with is the sketch challenge on SCS. So last Wednesday I was inspired by this card to participate. And since I have the same set and had not used it yet, I was definitely inspired. I was also inspired by Gina K's Stamp TV episode on coloring with mineral oils. I have had several prisma colors and have never used them, and since I had also read somewhere that baby oil can be used, I decided to try it. I really liked the result. Unfortunately, I had overdone some things and did not like the end result. So I decided to use watercoloring on 140lb watercolor paper. But again I was not happy. The image was not clear. So I decided to use the prisma colors and baby oil again. It is not perfect, but I'll keep on practicing with these colors.
Now onto the sketch challenge. My image was to large, so I had to make it work differently. I've had the jazz wheel for quite awhile and had not used it. Thought it would work well with this card.

CS: SU whisper white, bravo burgandy, choc. chip & close to cocoa
Stamps: SU Musical Expressions, Jazz Wheel (retired)
Ink: Versafina - smokey gray, SU- choc. chip
Technique: Prisma colors with Baby oil

Thank you for coming by! Hope you have a great week!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


My girls are on a roll. This here is Vanessa's scripture rolodex swap card. She is also participating in the Kid Friendly Christian Rolodex Swap on SCS . She chose the verse and the images and I helped her a bit with the cutting and glueing. I was not sure what to use with the verse she chose, but I am very happy with her choice. I think it is perfect!!

Thank you for leaving comments. The girls love reading them!!