Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Isn't she too cute. I just got her today and she will be available tomorrow I think at Pink Poison which has changed there name now but I can't remember what to LOL.... She is also going to have some digital stamps tomorrow for sale of a couple different Anyas. I have some male ones to show you tomorrow which come from the same company and which are too cute.

Another Victoria Case - Fairy with Cupcake

I know I already did this one but thought I would make another one she is just so darn cute. This one is made with copics and the cupcake in the background is a diecut that I used. I thought it matched it real well.

I hope everyone is going to be enjoying their New Years Eve tonight. Mysef, I am just going to be in my scraproom making cards and if I am lucky I will be able to stay up till midnight but that is lucky. I was in bed at 11:30 last night. Its funny, at my job I work from 11pm - 9am and then I come home and sleep from 1030am - 3pm and I am fine. But on my days off I am in bed most nights by 11pm and then sleep till 7 am LOL....

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Chantigo Monkeys

Well I finally got time to go in my scraproom tonight. Here are some cards I made with an Exclusive Stampendous Chantigo monkey set I found at Archivers today. Arn't they just adorable.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

New Spiral Whispers Designer Kate Smith

You can see previews of the new stamps that will be coming out at Spiral Whispers in January on there Blog. They are cute and simple would be very easy to make 3d on pieces is what I look for when I am buying staps. Check them out. I am waiting for the boy one's to release which are on their blog too...

Busy Busy Busy

Sorry guys I have been a very bad blogger but my son has been up from his dad's over the week and then I started work again last night. I bring him back tomorrow after work so plan on making some cards and finally relaxing this week. I have so many new stamps to use and new markers it is almost overwhelming on what to do first..... Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone !!!!

After Christmas I have some more new stamps to use that hubby got me for Christmas. Sets 1 & 2 from Pink Gem Designs and tons of High Hopes and Yippee new copics and refills and oh can't forget my I Touch LOL..... Hope everyone has a great Christmas and I will be posting again after the Holidays. My son is up from his dad's the rest of the week so won't get time till next week probably...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Victoria Case - Fairy with Cupcake

Here is another adorable stamp by Victoria Case. Think of the cute birthday cards you could make with this stamp and who doesn't love Fairies and Cupcakes. This card is watercolored and paper is DCWV Sweet Stack. This stamp along with all her adorable other ones can be found at her website Victoria Case Art Designs.

Spiral Whispers Upcoming Release and Competition

Spiral Whispers has a new release coming out in January. You can check out there blog they have preview pictures on it by another new designer Adam Clay. They remind me of a cartoon my son watches but I can't think of the name atm. But they will make great Boy cards. They are also having a give away on their blog be sure to check it out...

Hopefully everyone is ready for Christmas. I just have stocks to fill and I am good to go. Have a great Holiday.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

New Hedgies

Here is a new Hedgie's Valentine stamp I just got from HMstamps. I colored this in Prismas and Gamsol. I just love how it turned out. The hearts are colored in copics and lacquer added to each one so it would stand out.

Everyone ready for Christmas? My sons mich for his xbox went out so my husband ran over to Target today to find him a new one. He didn't even think about how busy it would be today haha. Needless to say all the michs were gone but he did find one at gamestop. It's cold here and we got 10 inches of snow yesterday and more in the forcast for Tuesday.

I hope everyone has a great week.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Victoria Case - Lil Snowman

This little guy from Victoria Case is so adorable. And very easy to whip up in a seconds notice. I received him on Friday and needed some last minute Christmas cards so I whipped up 3 different one's that I could mail out on Saturday. They all only took me a few minutes to make but yet they look very elegant. I used flocking on the hat.

I have a couple more of hers to show you this week too. These can all be bought at her website Victoria Case Designs. If you haven't been there yet be sure to check them out. They also are on ezmount already and come with a color copy of the stamp so you can see it already colored which is great.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend..

Friday, December 19, 2008

New Sugarnellies - Leanne Ellis

Wow I have been totally busy getting ready for Christmas. The last 2 days I spent baking cookies and fudge. Then tonight I packaged it all up for work, and hubby's work and my parents. But I did find time to make a few cards today. Tonight I am showing you a new SugarNellie's one I got which can be bought at Funky Kits. Then tomorrow will show you some new Victoria Case ones I did.

The designer for tonights card from Sugar Nellies is Leanne Ellis. She is brand new to Sugar Nellies and I can't wait to see what else she comes up with. This card was stamped on Kraft Paper from Papertrey Ink and then I used my colored pencils and gamsol to color it. I added Lacquer to the inside of the flower. Pretty simple but still very cute.

Hope everyone has a great weekend as I am sure everyone is hurrying to get done with those last minute Christmas items. Only a few more days...

Monday, December 15, 2008

5 minute Baby Card

I needed a baby card tonight for one of my co workers. Him and his wife are having a baby and she is due today. I figured since the holidays and I only work 2 days that I might as well give him his present I made for him. I made a fleece tie blanket and then got him an outfit and some bottles. No baby cards on hand so I had to whip something up fast. This is what I came up with.

Paper is some I had on hand. Diecut is cuttlebug. Rickrack is Bazzill. The stamps were embossed and then made 3d. They are Stampin Up Toybox which is retired. I colored with copics and distressed the edges. Sewed along the edges.. Not bad for 5 minutes I thought.

I am so glad I bought my electric start last week. OMG it's freezin outside. -30 tonight with windchill. Which is crazy. Suppose to be cold like this all week. My son was stuck up at his dad's last night because he couldn't get out of the driveway to meet me they had 12 inches of snow 3 hours north of us. Brrr I am not ready for this kind of weather I need to be somewhere Tropical.

Have a great week....

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Thomas Kinkade

Here is a card I made with microbeads. This is not a stamp its actually some paper that is sold by Cornish Heritage Farms its so nice. It comes in a 8 x 8 bundle which I can't remember how many are in there but its like $17 I think. So its not cheap. This piece was 4 x 4 i think. I used 2 sided tape sheets on top and then loaded it with microbeads. Its gorgeous in person but doesn't show up well in a scan.

It's going to be a very slow couple of weeks on my blog as I am trying to get done with Christmas stuff. I normally put mine off till the last minute. Plus I still have my baking to do. I guess no dieting till AFTER the holidays haha. I am making some cookies for here and then my work and hubby's work. I also have a band concert for my son this week. I am done buying but still need stocking stuff and also stuff for the doggies for Christmas. They need stuff also.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Christmas is coming too fast

I am still here but been super busy trying to get my stuff done for Christmas
haha where did all the time go? Will try to post some cards I made for Gifts
later today...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

High Hopes - Dragon

Here is a High Hopes stamp I bought that I used to make this dragon card. Colored in markers and used some scrap paper I had and flower and brads.

Someone asked how many stamps I had LOL. I couldn't even begin to count. I store most of mine these days in binders which are seperated by company or designers. I have 20 of those full and have a bunch of loose sheets. I also have tons of tupperware containers full of mounted stamps along with a 6 foot high x 4 foot wide bookshelf stacked with stamping up containers which are full of different company stamps. I also have like 500 sets of stampin up which are um in cd cases. Someday I am going to count them all.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Thomas Kinkade

Here is a Thomas Kinkade card I did. It's just stamped in black on Whisper White with Stazon and then cut in 3 even pieces and layered on black and stardream White cardstock. I love this look...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

CC Designs - Snowman & Bear

Isn't this too cute. I bought this from All that scraps. Its a digital download. I also bought the set of stamps for this month too but they haven't come up. This one I colored in markers. I wish I had some more of this paper but I don't its from last year. I like how this card turned out...

Have a great weekend

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Victoria Case Art Designs

Here is another great stamp from Victoria Case which can be found at her website. This one is called Monsters under my bed I think. I watercolored this one on Fabriano Watercolor paper which is 140# I just love it.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend. We finally got 3 inches of snow on the ground and its about 20 above currently. I ran down last night and ordered an electric start for my car so I don't have to go outside to a cold car anymore yipee... Merry Christmas to me LOL working nights it will definately be nice in the morning. No more scraping.

Friday, December 5, 2008

High Hopes - Get Well Dragon

Don't you just love this little Dragon. He is from High Hopes stamps. I colored him with pencils and added lacquer to different parts. Embossed the background strip... Have a great evening.. 

Victoria Case Art Designs

Today I have a 2 cards I did from Victoria Case Art Designs. These are unmounted on cling sheets and also have with them a colored copy of the stamp so you can see it done already. That was very nice I wish more people would do this. Anyways I have 4 of the stamps so will post 2 cards today and 2 cards tomorrow. 

The top card is colored in markers and bottom in prisma... The red rubber is also nicely etched on these so I got a perfect stamp the first time I used it. 

Have a great weekend. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tea for Two

Isn't she too cute. I believe I got her from Sugar Nellies which can be bought at Funky Kits link on the side. It's all colored in Copics. 

Hope everyone is having a great week... 

Monday, December 1, 2008

Digi downloads - Fred She Said

Today I have to show you the new digi downloads from Fred She Said. Isn't he too adorable. These are so great you just print them on good cardstock and you are ready to go. I see more and more company's are doing this. Which I personally love. But that is just me. These were colored in Copics. 

Everyone done Christmas shop yet? If not you only have little over 3 weeks left. I am done except for stocking stuff which feels great but now I have to think about paying for everything not so great LOL... Anyways have a great week. 

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our Craft Lounge - Elephant

Isn't this little elephant way too cute. He is from Our Craft Lounge. They also have a dog set I got and the Beaver card I posted last week was theirs too. I just love these stamps they are way too cute. 

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I am lucky I get this Tuesday night off for my day after Thanksgiving Holiday which fell on my day off so I got to make the day up somewhere. Its hard to believe only 24 more days till Christmas. I love Christmas its my favorite holiday. I love giving my family gifts that each one I pick out with them in mind. 

Hope everyone has a great week... 

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cuttlebug Embossing Folders

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We didn't do much but I actually made a Turkey breast which normally I don't even do that. Then Friday I went to see Twilight again by myself as my husband didn't want to see it a 2nd time LOL. I also went to JCP which had some great sales if you don't mind the crowds. I also got from Robins Nest the Cosmopolitan Alphabet from Quickutz for only $29.99 I think it was. Oh can't forget I did buy House Seasons 1, 2 & 3 from Amazon. That was the extent of my Black Friday shopping.

This card was made using my Cuttlebug embossing folder and Spellbinders dies. One I added snowflakes and other I added the Penny Black Puppy.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

PC Crafters

Here are some doggies that are from PC Crafters. I think they are so adorable. I had joined that group so many years ago but didn't realize that their images also had black and white images included with 90% of them. If I would have only known I would have tons of new things to use. HAHA... Anyways this is one of them which I made parts 3d and added glitter and lacquer. 

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I am venturing out to JCP tomorrow cause they are having some good sales. As for the rest I ordered 90% of my Christmas gifts online. I love Amazon. They actually have all Best buy items mostly on their site for Best Buy Black Friday sales. So I think I need some more DVD's LOL.... 

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Kinds of Paper

I am getting alot of people asking me where I get my Paper from? Here are some links for you

Kraft paper 110# - Colored 110# cardstock (Limited colors but every month more) - White 110# PaperTreyInk

Watcolor paper 140# Cold Press great for Watercoloring and Hot Press great for Markers. Hot press is flatter think of an iron on it. DickBlick

All other paper I buy my colored from Stamping up which is great for laying I do not use it for cardbases as it's only 80# and I prefer thicker. I do however us Neenah which is 80# but its thicker for some reason which I buy from Anchor Paper Which I buy Cover and Classic Linen one of the Whites. I get misc paper at Archivers when I go there.

Hope that helps...

Pink Poison

Isn't this stamp too cute. Its by Pink Poison. I pieced the couch with the same paper as the background. I just love any little doggy stamps they are too cute.

Now for the question of the day. What are your view points on stamping the back of cards with your signature? I use to always do this on all my ebay auctions and quit doing it because someone told me not to. Then I just kinda didn't think about it anymore so I recently pulled out my stamp that I got from Elzybells and started stamping them again. Which I have it listed in my auctions that I stamp the back of my cards. I've gotten a few emails already on people asking if I would continue to do this or that asked if I could not do theirs. Which of course that would mean I don't do any of them again.... Viewpoints on why this would be appreciated. Since I am not understanding why it would make people not by cards. Thats like not buying cards at Target because they say Hallmark at the back of them.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Whiff of Joy - Snowman

Here is one of the new Whiff of Joy snowman by Elisabeth Bell I got. Isn't it too cute. Colored with markers on kraft paper and used shimmerz for the snowman. The snowflakes are spellbinder dies and I used Diamond Dust on them. I think it turned out very cute.
All black Friday ads can be seen at I wasn't going to venture out but Best Buy has a great deal on movies and TV series. I wanted to get the House one's but they have been spendy so I might go get those on Friday...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bailey and Milly (Pink Gem Designs & Spiral Whisper)

Thought I would post a picture of my little baby though she isn't as little as she once was. Bailey is a mini schnauzer isn't she adorable and when I say baby she really is a big baby. She sleeps with me when I sleep whether it's night time or day hours after work. She always has to be by me and follows me everywhere. She even sleeps by my feet when I am making cards. She is almost 5 years old I think. I lose track but she is a real sweety.
Next is Milly isn't she adorable her designer is Janet from Pink Gem Designs which if you haven't been to her website she has some cute stamps on there. She also Designs for Spiral Whispers. I just love her stamp designs they are so cute how can you not love them. This Milly is done in Pinks which I love at Christmastime. Added Diamond Dust to her snowflakes and paper is DCWV. She is colored in copics.
Hope everyone is having a great week. Its getting cold here like 20 above at night. Way too chilly for me and I bet snow is coming soon. I think I am going to put my Christmas tree up either this week or next week. Hard to believe its already almost Christmas when Summer feels like it was just over. But that much closer to warm weather again so I can't wait for that. Anyways hope everyone has a great week...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Twilight and Our Craft Lounge

Sorry I have been a bad blogger this week. Seems like I have been on the go nonstop. I went and seen the movie this morning "Twilight" If you haven't read the books they are by Stephanie Meyers and I finished all 4 of them they are excellent. Movie was great and I hope the rest are made into movies also. The characters that play the parts of the book play them excellent and it's like they were made for that part.
This card is from Our Craft Lounge Isn't it just too cute. I bought 3 out of the sets they had for their opening release. I finished another one too partway so will finish it up on my next days off. I ain't too ambitious in my scraproom on days I work. This one is watercolored on Fabriano Coldpress paper.
Hope everyone is having a great week.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sugar Nellie - Sleigh Ride

Here is another stamp from Sugar Nellies, I think it is so cute. Colored in copics and background is embossed and distressed. I sewed along the edges and added some dew drops.

Hope everyone is having a great week. Tonight is my Friday night so I am glad. Next week I only work 3 days so I am even happier. Gotta love this time of year with all the days off...

I'm waiting on some new stamps so hopefully will get them tomorrow. I also got my new stamp club from Magnolia which is to die for so will make some cards with those this week. They are too cute....

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christmas Bear

Here is another card I did with the little Christmas bear that I did in the 1st Christmas card. Someone wanted to know who makes the stamps as you know I like giving plugs for different company's but unfortunately I unmount all my stamps so unless it was something I bought recent or I ones where I started dividing them by company. I have no way of knowing, this is one I have no clue who makes it. I think I bought it a stamp conventions when I started stamping about 8 years ago.

Anyways this one is watercolored and parts are 3d of course. I just love this little bear.

I am in the process of getting ready for work I am waiting for my straightener to heat up so I better get going and do that and then I go to the gym for an hour and then on my way to work. Hope everyone had a great weekend...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

CC Designs - Digi Stamps

These are Digi stamps from CC Designs - All that scraps. They are so cute. This release you had the option of buying this set along with her normal sets. I bought the normal sets and while I am waiting on those to arrive I bought these to try out. They come in zip format and you print them out however big or small you want. See the smallest one's vs the largest one. I printed them on my Papertrey Ink cardstock and then just colored like I normally would. I thought they were so cute.
Back to work for me tonight not looking forward to that and we are getting closer and closer to Christmas.... I am just about done shopping I am so excited. LOL....

Friday, November 14, 2008

PC Crafter

Isn't this little gal too cute. I was restoriing some files on a old harddrive when I ran into all the images I had when I use to belong to PC Crafter Hug Club. I guess I never looked through them too good because I found a folder that was all black and white images like digi stamps. Well it was just like Christmas LOL. I still have to find a good way to center these on a page and figure out what sizes to print them but this is one I did isn't she too cute. I colored her with copics. Oh almost forgot and best of all PC Crafter has an Angel Policy and they want you to be able to sell your stuff so you can. I think it's limited to 200 items per image which is more than I would ever make in 100 lifetimes but I thought that was cool. So anyways I am going to figure out what sizes to print these out later today so I can make more I think I bought like 20 different sets when I belong to it and 2 years worth it monthly LOL...
Have a great day...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Whiff of Joy - Angels

These beautiful Angels come from Whiff of Joy and were designed by Elisabeth Bell. I love this ladies designs and she amazes me with her talent. I am making a couple sets of these for my Mother in Law and for my Sister because they both love angels.
These are both embossed which I do for 99% of my cards. I colored them in copics and made parts of them 3d. The sentiment is also Whiff of joy and the pile of books is a seperate stamp also.
I can't wait to get my new Whiff of Joy stamps. And can't wait to see what Elisabeth comes up with in the future... So this is it for tonight. I will have some more cards for you tomorrow.
Have a great evening.


I have another post after this one I am going to be posting with actual cards tonight. But I had to show you my new purses I got today. Me and my daughter went to a place today called Lillians Its only open one weekend a month. Prices are so great there. How much do you think these purses cost me? They are both leather.

Well I will tell you. The purse on the left hand side was on sale so I only paid $16 for it. It was orginally $40 the price tag said. The purse on the right costed me $36. I also bought my daughter a purse. So I figure I will go back next month and treat myself to another new purse haha.. I love purses and shoes. What gal doesn't though huh...

A Kreativ Blogger Award

Wow, The world of Blogging is still amazing to me. I know I have received more of these awards in my comments but was never quite sure what to do with them LOL. I went and read Cheryl's Blog after I seen her comment that she left me an award in hopes to figure it all out. Be sure and check out her blog it's great. There and she is very creative and adorable. And I can honestly say before this reward I have never visited her blog. I will definitely add her to my google blogger so I can see what she creates in the future. It looks like Cheryl makes tons of cards too. I just love what she did with Bella's stamps. I have so many of her stamps but I can never think of creative things to do with them. So they sit in my album unused. I may have to pull some out again after seen Charyl's adorable cards with them.

There are so many hundreds of blogs out there. I have Google Blog reader which lets me know as blogs I like are updated. I absolutely love this tool and as I find great new blogs like Cheryl's and it gets added to my blog reader and I get notified every time she posts. If you don't have one please check it out.

Back to this award thing. Thanks so much Cheryl for your kind words about me. You are right I don't say much on my blog just the basics. LOL so I guess in the blog world I am pretty quiet but I so enjoy looking at blogs and they do inspire me. So this is suppose to be sent to 5 other bloggers. I will give you a list of bloggers who inspire me and like Cheryl said I read so many blogs which all have their own personality and inspire me but I cannot list them all. Some day I am going to put a blog list on my blog and list them all but right now I have links to where I get my supplies so maybe I can change that or something. Anyways back to the list...

Suzanne, I love her blog and visit it every time it's updated. She is the one who first turned me on to the beautiful background stamps to add with the cute little Tilda stamps. Thanks to Suzanne my pocket book has suffered. Her cards are absolutely adorable though so be sure to check her out. And after seeing her blog today another background stamp I need in the future..

Kim, If you haven't been to Kim's blog yet its absolutely amazing her cards. Every time I see her cards I am in awe by her creativity. She also is on the design team for CD stamps which I so enjoy seeing her samples every month. Kim has her own style that is for sure. When I see a card of hers without looking I can always tell who's it is. Please be sure to visit her blog.

Becca, I just love Becca's blog she is very creative and I love her style of her cards. She puts a lot of work into each card and again I am in awe by everyone of them. I love looking at all her unique layouts of her cards. I tend to stay with the same one or two and not venture out into all the different ones are out there. Be sure to go see all her beautiful cards.

Claudia, Her blog has been inspiring me for a very long time. I believe it's one of the first places I first seen Magnolia stamps and you all know how I love those little gals. So thanks to Claudia I have bought tons and tons. She has a very unique style about her cards too... Please be sure to visit her blog and see all her adorable cards.
Ana, She has another great blog and her cards are cute and whimsical and very unique. She also makes some great non card items. I so enjoy her blogs and drool at her items which are non card related. I have yet to venture out in that directions. So far I only create cards. Please be sure to check out her adorable cards and projects. You will definitely be inspired.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monster Collection Stamps

I have an enabler alot for a new upcoming stamp company. Check out her blog at On the Drawing Board they are so cute. She is taking preorders through her website right now. I put an order in last night. Be sure to check them out...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pink Gem Designs Opening

You know how I am always bragging about Janet and her great designs she does for Spiral Whisper stamps. Well she decided to venture out and make stamps on her own also. She will still be doing them for Spiral Whispers also but she now has Pink Gem Designs. Please stop by and check out how cute her new little gals are. I can't wait to order some after I am done with my Christmas shopping. I hope she does animals for her own store too they are just adorable.

Good luck Janet on new store Pink Gem Designs

Elzybells - Sliding

Here is one of my Elzybells stamp I just love these little kids. This one is done in copics and added glitter for the snow and some new Basic Grey paper.
Isn't time going by fast just thing another couple weeks is Thanksgiving. At least I get a couple days off which I am so looking forward too. I have some things I want to make for family members for Christmas also. I figured I will be making cards up until probably first week of December and then get my own cards done and my gifts done.
Hope everyone is having a great week..

Monday, November 10, 2008

Another Sugar Nellies - Kitty

Isn't she too cute. She is from Sugar Nellies also as you can tell I just got some new stamps from there not too long ago. I watercolored her and then made parts of her 3d. Distressed the edges and used some felt ribbon I got from Stampin Up..
Hope everyone has a great Week..

Sunday, November 9, 2008


This is Daisy isn't she just adorable. She is from Sugar Nellies which you can buy at Funky Kits (Link on the side column) I watercolored her and distressed the edges. Elisabeth Bell is her designer I just love her stamps...
Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

ElzyBells - Penguin Christmas

Here is a card I made with one of Elzybell's penguins which I love. The tree in the background and sentiment are also hers. The background paper is Basic Greys new paper. I love it also. Whiff of Joy had a new release today for some of Elisabeth Bell's stamps. I ended up ordering 5 as I am trying to cut back because of Christmas. That reminds me I have to find my Christmas Widget so we all get reminded how close Christmas is.... Have a great weekend.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Baby's First Christmas

Here is a card I made for someone that requested a Baby Girls First Christmas. I thought it turned out cute. I watercolored the bear and used my cuttlebug for the letters and tag. Used some beautiful gold metallic ink for sewing around the edges.

Another Sugar Nellies

Here is another one of my new stamps from Sugar Nellies.. Isn't she too cute. All colored in Copics.