Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sweet Baby

Here is a card that I made earlier this summer and can finally share with you. It was for my secret sister, who was expecting a grandbaby. As you know, baby cards are one of my most favorite kind to I was very happy when I found out that my secret sis had a little one on the way in her family!
I totally (heart) this "old" baby set from SU! It's cute and whimisical and so fun! Totally cracks me up with the phone in the carriage! I'm not sure why b/c I'm not really a chat on the phone kinda this was never an issue in my house when I was growing up. My sister on the other hand.....
You can't see that the middle layer has text stamped in blush blossom all over it in this photo....but it's there and didn't look quite so weird in real life!
Enjoy your day - may it be a beautiful one full of blessings that make you laugh and fill your heart!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sweet Song

Here is another card I created for the latest VSN. The challenge was to watercolor and this is a great stamp to use for that medium. I was stamping at my table and had all my markers with me but not my stamp pads and I was too lazy or too "in the groove" - yea that's it, in the groove, to go get my pads. So I just swiped my markers on a stamp case and colored away. I'm really happy with how this card turned out!
We are headed to OK to see my in-laws for the weekend in the morning. Of course, I have tons that I need to be doing for that, but I've been working and now I'm blurfing and typing this post. Ah well - it's nice to take a break, isn't it? I'm looking forward to good food, good visits with my in-laws (who I am lucky to have - they are wonderful and I adore them), good shopping and great swimming in their pool. I hope little one is as happy to be in the water this summer as he was last summer. We'll see. I hope that you enjoy your weekend too - make it a beautiful one!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


First, let me just say that I have clutched your kind comments from my post earlier this week to my heart!! So super sweet and it's nice to know that ya'll are glad I posted again!! Thanks so much for letting me share with you and for checking in here on what I've been up to!! I feel so incredibly lucky to have blogging friends!!
Second, Danyelle directed me to her blog (Hangnailz n' Papercutz) - where she rained some love down on my blog --- when I saw that - I was speechless! with a HUGE grin on my face!! It means the world to me Danyelle - so thank you from the bottom of my heart. And while you're there - be sure to check out her Aug 25, 2008 post: I love her background!!

I definitely need to share this - there are SOOO many blogs that I enjoy reading; although my new items are over 1,000 and have been for weeks. I could mark them all read and start fresh, but they are in my reader for a reason - and I don't want to miss a thing!! (sure, you can sing it with some Aerosmith attitude). Here's a few blogs that I love: certainly not a complete list, honestly, not even a dimple in the list but ones that I enjoy none the less - and maybe a new one for you to discover as well!
CakeWrecks - I just found this one today - hilarious. Not stamping related at all, but if you love sarcasm, you like to laugh and you enjoy cake - it's worth the trip!!
Stamps, Paper and Ink - Cindy has a beautiful blog! I am in awe every day of the art she posts on her blog. I also love it because it is a SU focused blog!
PagePlans - a sketch challenge blog. Even though I haven't had a chance to play every week in quite some time, I still love to go check it out!! They have great sketches and a wonderful design team!! And they are starting the search for a new design team very soon. I tried out last time and didn't make the cut - but that is okay! I'll try again this time and hope that you'll join me!!
OLW - another non-stamping blog --- but it's scrapping, so that's close, right? (says the stamper who is not a scrapper, yet wants to be......but isn't really one yet, b/c honestly......they are worlds apart - for me at least!) So, if I'm not a scrapper, why do I love this blog? 2 reasons: ONE: I would like to be a scrapper - esp. one that looks at the bigger picture and not just "today was a holiday" kind. My goal is to start and work back through all the one little words. TWO: thought-provoking posts!!! They always make me think, always make me feel. And looking at how other women are thinking and feeling, I feel not-so-alone in this world.
oh my. I could keep going and going and going, but I'm going to stop and go sneak a bite of brownie as I start dinner. That's the thing with blogland - you keep discovering new wonderful blogs and in a perfect world, the vacuum would run itself, the bathroom would never be dirty and I would just speak the words "fettucine alfredo, ceasar salad, grilled chicken, cheesecake" in front of an appliance resembling my microwave and 30 minutes later, a ding and dinner would be done! I tried it last night and it didn't work.
Have a beautiful evening!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


I knew that I hadn't posted in a long time; I've been in a funk and haven't really stamped a whole lot lately - but I didn't realize it had been A MONTH!

My dear friend Bridget and I were able to get together on Saturday and spend many hours stamping together. We haven't done that in AGES!! And Bridget is a friend that I met through stamping years and years ago. It was such a great day - the best day I've had ALL MONTH!! I'm tempted to share everything all at once, but I think I'll space it out!! This card was SO SIMPLE!! Seriously, I think it took about 3 minutes to make! I had looked at the VSN challenges from Friday night and the first one was a colored animal - think Eric Carle. I had my Always set out because it's my favorite!! And I pulled out this scrap of red ribbon and knew immediately that I wanted to make a SIMPLE but BOLD card. Even though there is not much to this card, it is one of my most favorite things I've ever created.
Stamp: Always, Stampin Up!
Ink: Real Red, Stampin Up!
Ribbon: unknown, satin