A diary of both my life and my art work, a reflection of time and growth.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Welcome Baby

This is the second card I made for yesterday's featured stamper's challenge the feature stamper was Cindy Haffner! I chose to do her Pink Baby card. If you would like to try this challange you can do so here FS12: By POPULAR demand!!!! I absolutely adore this card it turned out so sweet!

The cloud template is just one that I made. The scalloped rectangle is just a square punched out shorter.

Supplies: Wild about you, Fancy flexible phrases, and Hubby's custom stamps, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, So saffron, and WW card stock, Lily Kate designer paper, Black and Summer Sun inks, Ribbon, Brads, Cuttlebug, Cloud template, Oval, ticket and circle punches, White gel pen, and Dimensionals.


Sunday, April 29, 2007

Enjoy Yor Day!

Sorry there is no Chocolate Sunday this week we just got home from family camp and I didn't have any time to make something before we left on Friday! Family camp was a blast! Family camp is when our church family gets together and stays at a bible camp, every family has their own room or cabin, the food is catered by the camp staff, and we have a speaker come, but most of the time is spent fellow shipping. It was so funny the had a 50's drive in movie last night and everybody made a 50's cardboard car to watch the movie in, wow there were some pretty great cars! They also had a ladies spa treatment so nice, paraffin wax, massage, pedicure, manicure and chocolate fountain mmmm....!

I just made this card for today's featured stamper's challenge the feature stamper is Cindy Haffner she has a great gallery! I chose to do her Pink Bugs card. I am going to try to get another one done today. If you would like to try this challange you can do so here FS12: By POPULAR demand!!!!

I also wanted to leave you with the chocolate rant once again as sometimes I think it needs repeating.... LOL!

Supplies: Bugs and Kisses, Riveting, Fancy Flexible Phrases, Elegant Eggplant, Real Red, Cool Caribbean, and WW card stock, Real Red, Elegant Eggplant inks, Cuttlbug, Scalloped Circle punches, Circle punches, Oval punch, Marker, Brads, Ribbon and Dimensionals.

Chocolate: Luscious, Lumpy. Load of Love......

…And oh how we all love it . Someone (a friends husband) recently said to me that they didn’t understand why “Us Women” love chocolate so much , and that comment really upset me, it should be obvious why we love it so much , but for “Those People” (men) whom don’t get it , here goes…lol.
It only makes sense to start off with a great quote from a great character , Forrest gump immortalized by Tom Hanks "Life is like a box of chocolates -- you never know what you're going to get." everyone knows everything Tom Hanks says is right , we love Tom. Life without chocolate is like a beach without water. Chocolate is nature’s way of making up for Mondays. They say man cannot live on chocolate alone; but woman sure can. There are four basic food groups-milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles. Chocolate in the morning is what makes moms get through their day! If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated. Chocolate builds character , strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands-and then eat just one of the pieces. The chocoholics 12-step program: NEVER BE MORE THAN 12 STEPS AWAY FROM CHOCOLATE .I could give up chocolate but I'm not a quitter. Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and you don’t need an appointment. I know all I really need is love, and I have that, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process.... It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance? Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to secrete hormones that affect your feelings and behavior by making you happy. Therefore, it counteracts depression, in turn reducing the stress of depression. Your stress-free life helps you maintain a youthful disposition, both physically and mentally, so scientifically chocolate makes you younger. Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world's perfect food. Nothing brings people together more than chocolate, there's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE, giving chocolate to others is an intimate form of communication, a sharing of deep, dark secrets. And remember : Betty Crocker said “And Above All…Think Chocolate!” would she lie…didn’t think so. I find myself saying “Put the chocolate in the bag and nobody gets hurt.” and all the cashiers in my town know not to mess with me! Because Chocolate: Here today...Gone today! Chocolate wasn’t even meant to last , have you ever seen a chocolate bar with an expiration date! Nine out of ten people like chocolate…yeah right… the tenth person always lies. Any SANE person loves chocolate. Simply put... everyone has a price, mine is chocolate!

(some quotes used from the following contributors: Judith Viorst, Linda Grayson, Milton Zelman, Michael Levine, Bob Greene, John Q. Tullius, Terry Moore, Elaine Sherman, Lucy Van Pelt (in Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz)

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Friday, April 27, 2007

Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Ba!

Or something like that! I had an idea to dress up my paper doll as a cheer leader I think she came out rather cute! TRhis is my second card for today's limited supply challenge. If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here LSC113 - Make it Masculine

I had made a his and hers similar to this in January for Valentine's Day you can find the template and info here His and Hers Valentines

And Now for my exciting news!

I have got the most exciting news! Erika Martin contacted me the other day saying she had given my name to Patty at Tuscan Rose to be a possible member of her new design team! Tuscan Rose stamps are gorgeous you just have to check them out! I am very excited to say that I am now a member of the Tuscan Rose design team and I will be working alongside some very talented ladies! The team with consist of myself,Erika Martin , Michele Kovack, Nicole Seitler, and Sarah Moore.

Supplies: Creamy caramel, night of Navy, Summer sun, card stock, Cuttlebug, Brad, Ribbon and Dimensionals.

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Woohoo Sexy!

Today's challenge for limited supplies was to use stamps you wouldn't usually consider masculine and turn it into a masculine card. Well I used Background Basics for the panties and bra! I love this card I don't think it requires any words **wink**. I have some very exciting news to share with all I will post it a later today! If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here LSC113 - Make it Masculine

I had made a his and hers similar to this in January for Valentine's Day you can find the template and info here His and Hers Valentines

Supplies: Background basics, Creamy caramel, and Pretty in pink card stock, Pretty in pink vellum, Regal Rose ink, Ribbon, sticky strip, brad, Cuttlebug and dimensionals.


Thursday, April 26, 2007

Beautiful Blossoms!

Today's way to use it challenge was to use Orchid Opulence one of the colors that hardly gets used. I decided to make a tri-fold blossom card I actually love the blossoms in this color! I have noticed that my lilac tree is starting for it's blossoms, it should be in full bloom by mother's day. I love lilacs they are so pretty and the smell fabulous! If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here WT110 - Orchid Opulence

To make this card I marked one long end at 3" and the other side at 5.5", lined up the marks in the cutter and cut. So you would actually be cutting on a diagonal. Then I scored at 4.25" from the tall side, and scored again at 3.75" from the first score line not from the end. Then I used a sponge to sponge on some Always Artichoke next I used piece of scrunched up plastic and Always artichoke ink to sponge on the back ground color. Stamped the blossom and leave images, mounted on card stock and added ribbon!

Supplies used: Blossoms abound, Happy Harmony, Orchid Opulence, Always Artichoke and VV card stock, Orchid Opulence, Always Artichoke and Elegant Eggplant inks, Oval punch, Ribbon, Eyelet, Sponge, Plastic wrap, Stardust pen.


Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Here is my second card for today's sketch challenge, I have a this set for quite a while now and haven't used, so I thought I should ink it up! I love hibiscus flowers they are so pretty! I wish I had some in my garden, although I am not a good gardener. If you would like to try out this challenge you can do so here Sketch Challenge 121 .

Supplies: Do The Hula, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Sahara Sand and WW card stock, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore inks, Rectangle punch, Ribbon, Brads, Cuttlebug, and Dimensionals.


Wild Pile!

This is the card I made for today's sketch challenge, I am having so much fun with this wild about you set! I think I am going to try to get another card for the sketch challenge done today. If you would like to try out this challenge you can do so here Sketch Challenge 121 . It is such a bright and sunny day here, I almost feels guilty staying inside.....LMBO....no I am an indoors girl!

Supplies:: Wild about You, Black, Gable Green, Green Galore, Morning Marigold, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa card stock, Black, Summer Sun and Vers Mark Inks, Markers, Pastels, Dimensionals, Eyelet punch, Brads, and Cuttle bug.


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Deepest Sympathy

Today's color challenge was to do some sympathy cards for the families of Virginia Tech victims. The colors that were chosen are the school colors for Virginia Tech, Bravo burgundy, Pumpkin Pie and Optional Always Artichoke. If you would like to participate in this wonderful challenge you can do so here CC111: VT sympathy .

For today's challenge I chose to case Mytime's The smell of flowers it is such a beautiful card I thought it would be a perfect fit for today's challenge. I just love the softness and peacefulness of her card.

Supplies: Roses in Winter, Butterfly of Happiness, Brighter Tomorrow, Bravo Burgundy, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, and WW card stock, Bravo Burgundy, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke inks, Stickles, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Brads, Slit punch.


I have been tagged again! And a new look!

I don't know if you noticed but yesterday I got a new look hubby made me a new banner and changed the colors of the site to match. I love the freshness and springiness of the new look!

I have been tagged again by Susan ,Tracyand Alli thanks girls.

So this one is a bit different I have to list 7 things about myself and tag 7 other bloggers.

1. When I was 23 and pregnant with Megan they discovered I had cervical cancer and shortly after Megan was born I had half my cervix removed, and have been cancer free ever since.

2. I was run over by a school bus when I was in grade 2, not hurt I slipped on some ice on the road and the bus drove over top of me I was not hurt because I was between the wheels. I didn't want to tell my mom but after talking to the paperboy who said it might be in the paper I had to fess up, it wasn't in the paper but my already knew she had just gotten off the phone with the principal who informed her of what had happened.

3. Kashi Lean cereal give me terrible gas, like nothing I have ever heard before **blushing**

4. I am certified to be a Veterinarian Receptionist but have never even applied for a job in that field

5. I love to eat peanut butter and pickle sandwiches I got addicted when my mom was pregnant with my sister, we are 5 1/2 years apart.

6. Jason and I were best friends before hooking up romantically, I can't imagine a life without him, he still remains to be my best friend.

7. My hair is half the length of me I am only 4' 11" and my hair is 2" 6" long reaching to my backside.

I am tagging The Lily Notepad, Sweet Somethings, Cabin Stampin' , Kim's Creations, Marie Loves To Stamp, Melissa's Stampin' Spot and Pink Shades Of Ink

Now off to do the color challenge I will post my card as soon as I finish it.


Monday, April 23, 2007

The Sweetest Thing!

This card just oozes sweetness, I wish you could see it for real the colors kind of got washed out in the photo not to mention I just can't seem to capture the sparkle of the card either. In person it is very sparkly. This card is for today's TLC Challenge the challenge was to use a Levi tag, just like the red tab found on jeans, so I included a tab just above the butterfly.

It is an absolutely gorgeous day here I hope it is beautiful today where ever you live!

and Supplies: Butterfly of Happiness, Fancy Flexible Phrases, So Very, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron WW, and Lily Kate, card stock, Black and Bashful Blue ink, Markers, Bling, Corner rounder, circle punches, SticklesDimensionals.


Sunday, April 22, 2007

Baby Card

Todays featured stamper was Reneejul1 I love the baby cards that she had made with with the Bundle Of Joy set so I chose to case this one Precious Baby . If you would like to try out for this challenge you can do so here FS11: hey hey Renee..... . I chose to change the colors and the layout slightly making it a upright tent card.

Now off to try another one.

Supplies: Bundle of Joy, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, WW, and designer paper, Black, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery inks, brads, Ribbon, Corner rounder, Ticket, and word window punches, White gel pen, Aqua painter,and Dimensionals


Saturday, April 21, 2007

Happy 50th Birthday

Hi and welcome to Chocolate Sunday!! I decide to make a 2,4,6,8 box to celebrate Jason's Mom turning 50 this year! Instead of closing the box I left it open and made a box top for it. It is filled with Hershey Kisses New flavor Vanilla Cream MMMMM......! So how did I make this! Here are some detailed instructions.

The 2,4,6,8 box was made from a window sheet

2,4,6,8 Box instructions

1. Cut a sheet of card stock to 8 1/2" x 7 1/2".

2. Stamp sheet as desired. Or use a window sheet like I did.

3. Insert scoring blade on paper cutter. Score at 2", 4", 6" and 8" along the 8 1/2" length side of card stock piece. You will have a 1/2" section left over.

4. Turn card stock piece 90 degrees, and score entire length of card stock at the 2" mark. (Your scoring blade will travel 8-1/2" down.

5. Look at your scored card stock piece. Take scissors and trim off the 2" x 1/2" section (not the 5 1/2" x 1/2" section). *Note: The 5 1/2" x 2" sections are the box and the 2" x 2" sections are the box bottom.

6. Cut each 2" score mark along the 8 1/2" side. (You will be making three straight cuts, each along the 2" score marks). Do not cut beyond the long score mark running the length of the 8 1/2" side.

7. Fold along all score marks.

8. Place a section of sticky strip tape along the 5 1/2" x 1/2" flap on the decorated/stamped side. Seal the top part of the box closed.

9. Fold up the four 2" x 2" pieces; this is the bottom of your box. Use a sticky strip on the last 2" x 2" piece to seal the bottom of the box.

For the box top and bottom

1. Cut a piece of card stock to 8 1/2" by 3 1/2"

2. Score on the 8 1/2" side at 2",4",6" and 8" leaving a 1/2" tab.

3. Turn 90 degrees and score 1" this will be your scalloped edge.

4. Turn 180 degrees and score 1/2".

5. Cut off 1/2" tabs on all but one panel.

6. Remove one of the 2" by 2" panels

7. Fold scores and dry assemble box top.

8. Add sticky strip to 1/2" tabs and attach.

9. Repeat for bottom.

Top 10 Reasons why Chocolate is Better than Sex:

When you have chocolate it does not keep you neighbors awake.
You are never too young or too old for chocolate.
Good chocolate is not hard to find.
With chocolate there's no need to fake it.
You can ask a stranger for chocolate without getting your face slapped.
You can have chocolate on top of your desk during office hours without upsetting your co-workers.
The word "commitment" doesn't scare off chocolate.
You can make chocolate last as long as you want it to.
You can safely have chocolate while you are driving.
You can GET chocolate.

Supplies: Unknown Number stamps, Brushed Gold, and VV card stock Window Sheet , Versa Mark, Embossing powder, Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Bow, Corner rounder punch.

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Hippo Hippo Hippo Hooray!!

I got birthday cards on the brain this week, but I guess this card could also be used for any other celebration as well. I haven't made one of these tag accordion cards in so long, I forgot how easy they were to do.

My card measures 4 1/4" tall by 11" wide, and I scored every 2 3/4" for the sections. I used the round tab punch for the top and fitted it with an eyelet and ran ribbon through it. Here is the link for How To Make A Hippo

Supplies: Black, Bordering blue, and WW card stock, Marker, Round Tab, Oval, Circle, Hole, Scalloped Oval, and Word Window punches, Ribbon, Eyelets, Goooglie Eyes, Dimensionals


Friday, April 20, 2007

Wild Birthday

This is my card for today's Limited Supply Challenge on SCS. The challenge was to make birthday cards with animals, bugs, and/or creepy crawly creatures. So, what's the catch? You have only 45 minutes to make your card.

45 minutes..... Gulp!! Well this is what I came up with so I didn't have time to think of a great layout, so the layout is plain because I spent all my time on the focal point, cutting, cutting, cutting, but I made the time line!

Surprising I can do anything with this darned cold, fever, chill, stuffy head..... YUCK!! I want it to go away! However on the bright side it is a gorgeous day outside and the kiddies are home for a pro D day, so we are picking up hubby from work at lunch and treating him to a lunch at Mickey D's!

All the animals except the giraffe were stamped with versa mark and pastels were used for shading. The giraffe was stamped with Summer sun on Morning Marigold, the spots were punched out and it was matted on dimensionals on top of Close to Cocoa I love this effect. The lion was stamped on So Saffron and I cut out a second main for him in Pumpkin Pie which has a dimensional under it to raise it a bit, the I adhered a So Saffron Face.

Supplies Used: Wild about You, AYC II, Real Red,Pretty in pink, Black, Bashful Blue, Green Galore, Morning Marigold, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa card stock, Black, Summer Sun and Vers Mark Inks, Markers, Pastels, Dimensionals, Eyelet punch, Ribbon, Corner Rounder and Birthday hat punches and Balloon Die cuts.


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Heavy Metal Challenge

Today's way to use challenge was to use Heavy Metal. Not the music though, just lots of metal products on your project! So with Father's day coming up soon I thought I would get a head start and make hubby his card. I hope he likes it, it's supposed to be a tool belt LOL!! If you can't tell.....ROFLMBO!! I got to tell you this card is heavy with metal it barely stands up...LMBO!

If you would like to try out for this challenge you can do so here WT109 - Heavy Metal

The card measure 5 1/2" wide by 4 1/4" high,and is stamped with Linen BG in creamy Caramel as are the pockets, each pocket is 1" across and 2" tall, I got the tools at Wal-mart in the craft section.

Supplies: Linen BG, ABC unknown, Creamy caramel, Chocolate Chip card stock, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate chip ink, Marker, Paper Piercer, ruler, Little Tools, Brads, Brayer, and Dimensionals.


I've Been Tagged!

I have been tagged times four!! I was tagged by Dawn at Dawns Stamping Thoughts, Frances at StampOwl's Studio, Yvette at Yvette's cyber spot and Vicki at My Stamping Smiles. Now I am supposed to tag 5 of my favorite blogs not including the ones that tagged me, well I have so many blogs I favor so there are so many more then 5! But here are 5 blogs I love in no particular order.

Kristine at Ink Something She is the sweetest I have had the privilege of have email conversations with her, she has the cutest creations!

My wonderful hubby at I Made This he makes the funniest cards and I love him so!

Gina at Gina K Designs For her creative designs,generous heart and her amazing help in bringing Autism Awareness to everyone she meets.

Kendra at Inking It Up not only is she a sweetie too but her creations are so yummy!

Donna at Ruby Stamper for all her beautiful creation and super informative tips!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Blogger RAK!

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I got a super cute card in the mail today from Rhonda aka Quilt Nut Creations . If you haven't seen her blog you should check it out she makes the cutest cards and beautiful quilts. Thanks so much Rhonda!


Happy Hearts Sketch Challenge

Today's sketch challenge was a little different I wasn't too sure about the three panels, but it actually breaks up the background quite nicely. I have been wanting to use Happy Hearts since I got it in a trade last week. I will give this card to hubby when he gets home today, for being so sweet! I have a terrible cold and I am such a baby when I am sick **insert blushing cheeks here** and he is so amazing, rubbing my back, keeping me hydrated and listening to me complain.

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here Sketch Challenge 120

Supplies: Happy Hearts, Real Red, Pretty in Pink and WW card stock, Real Red, Pretty in Pink inks, Ribbon, brads, Cuttlebug, Dimensionals.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Baby Color Challenge

Todays color challenge was Cool Caribbean, Black and White, I love this color combo! So I though I would try a baby card with these colors. I finally used my round tab punch, I have been having such a hard time finding a place to use.

Supplies: Bundle of Joy, Fancy Flexible Phrases, Cool Caribbean, Black, WW card stock, Cool Caribbean, Black, inks, Cuttlebug, Brads, Word Window, Round Tab Punch, Corner Rounder, Ribbon.


Happy Happy Mail Day

I got a few cards in the mail yesterday the first is a Blogger RAK from Allison aka Stampin' When I Can if you haven't already check out her blog she keeps you up to date on where all the tutorials, new bloggers and blog candy are located, not to mention her beautiful cards.I just love the rich and yummy colors she used! It is the neatest card it swings open to reveal the greeting inside! Thank you so much Allison!!

The second card I got was a Blogger RAK from Debbi aka Debbi's Design Stamping make sure to check out her blog she has som gorgeous artwork!! I love the color combo on Debbi's card mind you I love chocolate anything.... LOL! I love the Cool Caribbean and Chocolate together, I love the technique she used, I have to get this set it's absolutely gorgeous!Thank you so much Debbi!!

I also got a great card from Shannon aka Tyrymom29 on SCS, such a cool lady I am so happy I have had the chance to get to know her! She was the winner of my first blog candy way back when! It has the most gorgeous embossed paper on it to die for! I love the three D effect of the flowers! Thank you so much Shannon!!


Monday, April 16, 2007

Wild About You!

I just love using this set, it has the cutest animals in it after CooCoo Katchoos' card I was inspired to try a jungle scene.

The card measures 5 1/2" by 5 1/2" all the animals except the giraffe were stamped with versamark and pastels were used for shading. The giraffe was stamped with Summer sun on Morning Marigold, the spots were punched out and it was matted on dimensionals on top of Close to Cocoa I love this effect. The lion was stamped on So Saffron and I cut out a second main for him in Pumpkin Pie which has a dimensional under it to raise it a bit, the I adhered a So Saffron Face. The branches were made by using the Leaves and Swirls Jumbo Roller.

Supplies: Wild About You, Leaves and Swirls Jumbo Roller, Green Galore, Morning Marigold, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Gable Green, Close to Cocoa card stock, Black, Summer Sun, and Versmark inks, Markers, Pastels, Dimensionals, Eyelet punch, Ribbon, Corner Rounder punch


Sunday, April 15, 2007

Carte Postal

This is the card iI made for today's featured stamper challenge I changed up the original design, and colors a bit.There is such a simple elegance to this card. If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here FS10 Oh rohla!! .

Supplies: Carte Postal, Chcolate chip, Pretty in Pink, WW card stock, Chocolate chip craft and classic ink, White craft ink, Clear embossing powder, Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Brads, , Fancy Scissors and Dimensionals.


One Sheet Chocolate Box

Welcome to this week's edition of Chocolate Sunday! I made this one sheet box from the tutrorial that was posted on SCS this week One Sheet Box .
The box is filled with yummy yummy chocolate!

I finally got a chance to use my new Gel-A-Tins stamps if you haven't tried these you have to they are just the best quality.

Chocolate Humour - Chocoholics Dictionary

Romance : The art of slowly and seductively unwrapping your chocolate bar.

Diet : Cutting down from twelve to eleven chocolate gateaux per day.

Recipe : A formula to ensure that chocolate is included in everything from baked potatoes to onion soup.

Self Control : Saving half your box of chocolates until 'later'.

Ultimate Act of Generosity : Grudgingly giving someone a square of your precious chocolate.

Supplies: Chocolate Bliss, So Very stamp sets, Chocolate chip, Close to Cocoa, and VV card stock, Chocolate chip, Close to Cocoa ink, Scalloped circle pinch, Cm circle cutting system, White gel pen, Dimensionals, and Ribbon.


Saturday, April 14, 2007

Inspiration Challenge

This is the card I made for today's Inspiration Challenge on SCS, the inspiration was a butterfly made out of fruit of a loom panties! When I thought this card out in my head it looked a lot different then what actually came out. Oh well that is the way it usually happens... LMBO!! If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here IC71 - Unmentionables .

Well now I get to go outside and do some yard work, yuck!! But then hopefully I will get to stamp my evening away!

Supplies: Delight in Life, Butterfly of Happiness, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Bashful Blue and WW card stock, SU designer paper, Black, Pretty in Pink and So Saffron ink, White gel pen, stickles, Dimensionals. Corner rounder punch, Word Window punch, and Brads.


Friday, April 13, 2007

Limited Supplies Challenge!

Today's limited supply challenge was to celebrate Grandma, so think like a kid and what they would like and NO FLOWERS! So I choose to work with bugs and Kisses just because they are so cute! I designed the colors around the ribbon, I have been wanting to find something to use it on.

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here LSC111 - Celebrating Grandma

After seeing this on Nancy's Blog Nancy's Creative Mess I tried googling my name by putting in "Kelly Needs"

Kelly needs to be part of a loving, committed marriage. Don't look at me. Google said it.
Kelly need a friend who cares
Kelly needs patience right now. She never got it from anyone. ...
Kelly needs a little guidance
Kelly needs a quivering antenna
Kelly needs a new job
Kelly needs modesty (something to do with nude pics! Smiley courtesy of www.FreeSmileys.org
She needs to pick a sound and style and stick to it.
but Kelly really needs to step up her game
Kelly needs to examine his conscience and his OWN RELIGIOUS BELIEFS
Kelly is a musical genius and an everyday fool.
Kelly is ready to help you with your staffing needs.
Kelly needs to put the sammich down and step away from the table

Supplies: Bugs and Kisses, Chocolate chip, Pretty in Pink, and WW card stock, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Green Galore, Black ink, Markers, Brads, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug, Corner rounder (scallops).



I was just playing around with some goodies I got in the mail, I love, love, love this Au Chocolat paper MMMMMM........ so Yummy! I have been wanting to try a lace up for a while and finally got brave enough to do it. When I send it out I will slide a chocolate bar into the pocket! Who doesn't like getting chocolate in the mail?!

If you would like to try out this card this direction are pretty simple Cut your card stock to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" the cut a 1/2" off the opening edge on the front side, turn paper in the cutter diagonally from top corner to opening edge and cut off desired size. Punch holes for the ribbon about every inch and lace ribbon through the holes.

Wow woke up this morning to find my allergies in full bloom, yuck! I have no idea what I am allergic to other then it has something to do with spring.Hubby seems to think it is the Poplar Trees.

Supplies: Carte Postal, Chocolate Chip, VV card stock, Au Chocolatee designer paper, Chocolate Chip ink, Ribbon, Hole punch, Oval punches, Dimensional


Thursday, April 12, 2007

Quick Baby Card

Here is a super quick baby card that I made for todays Way To Use It challenge, the challenge was to use markers, so I used markers to color the bear. I find this a little plain, I may have to take it apart and try again a little later. But right now I have a huge mess in the basement calling my name.....LMBO!! No really that is where I will be all morning long!

Supplies: Bundle of Joy, Barley Banana, Chocolate Chip and WW card stock, Black ink, Markers,Circle and Scalloped punches, White Gel Pen, Ribbon, Cuttlebug and Dimensionals


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Today's Sketch Challenge

This is the the card that I made for today's sketch challenge, it was an interesting challenge, I think I like the layout! I just got bundle of joy in the mail today so I thought it be would a perfect time to do a baby card.

If you would like to try out this challenge you can do so here Sketch Challenge 119 (4 /11/07)

Ready for some exciting news?

Look at Gina's stamp totals!

Stamp sets sold- 289
Dollars raised for Autism Speaks- $2312.00

Supplies: Bundle of Joy, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, WW card stock, designer paper, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Black ink, Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Bling, Aqua painter and Dimensionals


Turtle Play

Turtles playing what could be cuter, remember the scene from Finding Nemo, I feel in love with the baby turtles! I actually used to own a couple red eared sliders when I was younger, I really enjoyed them.

Well today's is actually the last day of my ladies study group I thought it was yesterday because we always meet on Tuesdays.....But I was the only one there, then I remembered we decided to meet on Wednesday **insert blushing cheeks here** I felt like such a nitwit my only saving grace is that no else knows! And I'm not going to tell them!
Supplies: Silly Sealife, Warm Words, Gable green, Green galore, and WW card stock, Gable green, Green galore, Black and Cool Caribbean ink, Aqua painter, Dimensionals, Ribbon, and Cuttlebug


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Bugs And Kisses

Today's colors challenge was to use, real red, Sage shadow and Basic Black, kind of hard for me I never use sage shadow, but I like how well they came together. I have be meaning to make this card for my nephew for sometime now and that that today's color challenge would well with the design. If you want to try out this challenge you can do so here CC109: red sage

I hope Hunter (nephew) enjoys this weeks happy mail!

Supplies Bug and Kisses, Letterpress Alphabet, Real red, Sage shadow, Black and WW card stock, Real red, Sage shadow, Black inks, Markers, Cuttlebug, Ticket punch and Dimensionals.

Spread Your Love

I am just loving this set, the butterflies are so pretty! I wish you could see it for real, you lose a lot of the sparkle in the picture, I tried at every angle and every kind of light but could not fully capture the brilliance.

Whew glad to be getting back to normal around here, they kids are back at school today they have been off since Thursday. Today is also the last days of my ladies study group, kind of sad to see it end but at the same time happy to see it end KWIM? I have also started babysitting the neighbours 1 yo daughter this last month and boy do I have to tell you I AM SO OUT OF PRACTICE! She is a great baby but I forgot how much work they can be, I guess at least now I can stop taking for granted how independent my kids have become.

Have a great day!

Supplies: Butterfly of Happiness, Pretty in pink, Certainly celery, WW card stock, Cotton candy spectrum pad, Scalloped circle, and circle punch, dimensionals, cuttlebug, and stickles.


Monday, April 09, 2007

Tuscan Blossoms

Reverse masking was today's TLC challenge, I have never actually done this before so it was a new challenge to me, not to mention I have been wanting to do a one layer card for while, so this was the perfect time to do one. If you would like to try out today's challenge here is the link TLC111 - Reverse Masking

I really like the look of the blossoms with the yellow background it reminds me of Tuscany.

Supplies used: Blossoms Abound, WW card stock, Barely Banana, Elegant Eggplant, Lovely Lilac, and Always Artichoke ink, Ribbon, Sponges.


On Froggie Pond

On froggie pond, where love blossoms in the starry night. I just love the little snuggling frogs cuddling in the moonlight. I have been meaning to make this card for sometime now, and I finally got to it this weekend. I just love long weekends when i don't have to go anywhere I can just hang out at home in the craft room with Jason, and the kiddos of course they love to craft too!

I hope everyone had a very Happy Easter, and that the bunny was good to you!

Supplies: Studio G stamps,Night of navy, brocade Blue, Glorious Green, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Summer Sun, Real red, and WW card stock, Night of Navy, Summer Sun ink, Heart, Oval, Circle punches, Googlie eyes, Marker, Sponges, and Dimensionals.


Saturday, April 07, 2007


I just love the cartoon joke of the two Easter bunnies, I loved it so much I wanted to bring it to life. So I don't think there is a better time then Easter, as you eat your chocolate bunnies, may this image warm your heart. Happy Easter!!

The Inspiration!

Supplies: All year Cheer II, Chocolate chip, VV card stock, Recollections paper, Chocolate chip ink, Marker, Googlie eyes, Ribbon, and Dimensionals


And the Winner is..........

I used the random number generator to pick a number and it chose #51 Laura Evans! Please send me an email at kellyshadow@yahoo.com telling me which 4 folders you would like!

Thank you so much everyone for helping me celebrate!


Butterflies In Flight

I got this set the other day and have been dying to use it, I just love butterflies. The butterflies are much more sparkly in real life, the light just bounces off them. I actually stamped the butterflies on pearlized vellum and embossed them with pink embossing powder and then lined them with crystal stickles.

Remember to enter for a chance to win my Blog Chocolate!!! I will keep the contest open until this evening!

Also April is Autism Awareness Month
Gina K has great stamps with profits going to Autism Speaks! Please check out Stamps for a cause here Stamps For A Cause, Gina K Designs
To date Gina's has sold 237 sets raising a total of $1896!!!! Wouldn't it be nice to hit $2000 by the end of the day!

Supplies: Butterfly of happiness, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and WW card stock, Pearlized Vellum, Regal Rose ink, Versa Mark, Embossing Powder, Primas, Bling, Brads, Dimensionals, CM cutting System, Stickles, and Cuttlebug


Friday, April 06, 2007

It's Pigalicious!!

I would like to introduce Peggy Pig she is Petunia's cousin, remember Petunia she was a nugget critter? Petunia was looking so lonely she need a playmate...ROTFLMBO!!! Maybe I have too much time on my hands these days... LOL! I hope you are all having a Good Friday get it!! Haha Good Friday! I'm just a regular comedian today....LMBO!!

The sun is shining here today and I off to run off and finish the kiddies Easter baskets soon! Nothing like leaving everything to the last minute!

Remember to enter for a chance to win my Blog Chocolate here Blog Chocolate!!! I will keep the contest open until Saturday evening!

Also April is Autism Awareness Month
Gina K has great stamps with profits going to Autism Speaks! Please check out Stamps for a cause here Stamps For A Cause, Gina K Designs
To date Gina's has sold 210 sets raising a total of $1680!!!! Wouldn't it be nice to hit $2000 by the end of the day!

Supplies: Pretty in Pink, Black and WW card stock, Marker, Googlie eyes, Brads, Ribbon, Circle, Hole punches, Scalloped Scissors,Cuttlebug, and Dimensionals


Thursday, April 05, 2007

Sweet Sweet Bunny Bear?!

Looks like a sweet little bear has found his way into a bunny costume...... can we all say AWWWW.......! This was made for today's WAY To Use It Challenge the challenge was o find ways to use those stamps - rubber, foam or acrylic - that have never seen ink! Well I have a ton of these! **Blushing** If you would like to try this challenge you can find the link here WT107 - Just do it! .

Remember to enter for a chance to win my Blog Chocolate here Blog Chocolate!!! I will keep the contest open until Saturday evening!

Also April is Autism Awareness Month
Gina K has great stamps with profits going to Autism Speaks! Please check out Stamps for a cause here Stamps For A Cause, Gina K Designs

My Inspiration For This card!

Supplies: Fun Faces stamp set, Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel and WW card stock, Chocolate chip ink, Brads, Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Googlie eyes, Template for teddy bear,Oval, Hole and Circle punches.


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Blog Chocolate!!!

I can't believe it I actually hit 50,000! Wow I never thought anyone would be interested in my work! Thank you!! As a way to show my appreciation I am offering some Blog Chocolate!

What am I offering????????

Well you could have this Any 4 Cuttlebug Embossing Folders! The ones pictured here are mine but, you will be able to chose any 4 you want, and I will have them shipped to you directly! Remember the new ones released at CHA they are now available too!

So what do you have to do??????


Tell what your making for dinner! You can leave a recipe too if you would like I am always looking for new recipes!

I will close the contest and randomly draw a name on Saturday Evening!


Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Alexa's Set

I just got Alexa's set in the mail yesterday, yep it sure was a good mail day! It is just the sweetest set, and for such a good cause! I made this card to enter My times contest the deadline is today so if you would like to enter you must hurry! Here is the link for the contest The Beauty Within

Please check out Gina K's site if you haven't already she has sold 128 sets and sales from those have donated $1024.00 !! Whoo Hoo!! Here is the link to Gina's Blog Gina K Designs

Supplies used: Alexa's set (Missy B Designs) Pretty in Pink, WW, and CM designer paper, Pretty in pink, Black and Pixie pink, Close to Cocoa, and Blush Blossom ink, Brads, Ribbon, Scalloped Square punch, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug, Marker


Pretty Polka Dots And Paisley

It has been called to my attention Thank You Jan, that feedburner burned lots of posts, some from last year. Well
I had added labels to my entries yesterday to sort them into categories so I wonder if that is what set it off? Strange though cause I never touched the text? I was hoping it didn't send out that way to everyone **blushing** Well I guess that will teach me, don't fix something that isn't broken....LOL!

I have wanted this set for sometime and it finally arrived in the mail yesterday, Yeah! So I went right to work with it! I chose pink and brown because, well they are my favorites, but it actually feels like forever ago since i used them.....LMBO!! I am so excited, we are getting so close to giving away some blog chocolate! Maybe by the end of the week **wink**. I want to thank everyone who watched Megan's slide show and left us beautiful comments and emails it means so much to us!

Supplies: Polka dots and Paisley, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, and WW card stock, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip ink, White gel pen, Ribbon, Ticket punch,Dimensionals.

After seeing this on Allison's Blog Stampin' When I Can I thought I would try out my name.....Pretty funny Huh!

What Kelly Means

K is for Kinky

E is for Exuberant

L is for Loving

L is for Luscious

Y is for Yummy


Monday, April 02, 2007

April Is Autism Awareness Month!

If you haven't already I encourage you to go check out Gina K's site she has released her Autism Stamps and $8.00 from every purchase goes to Autism speaks! Here is the link to Gina's site! Gina K

Gina and her design team have created some pretty fabulous designs with these totally awesome stamps! You don't want to miss out on this!

I would also no like to mention that my blog is nearing 50,000 hits!! You guys rock! So I just wanted to let you know that when I hit 50,000 I will be offering up so very cool Blog Chocolate!!

Happy Monday!


Sunday, April 01, 2007

Featured Stamper Challenge

Todays features stamper was Emilymomto3boys, she has such a large amount of stuff to choose from in her gallery, I chose to case her mailbox, mine have been sitting there for so long it was about time I used one! If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here, Featured Stamper Challenge

I would like to remind you all of Megan's slide show 2 posts down, in honor of Autism Awareness Month.

Supplies: Fancy Flexible phrases, More Mustard, Rose Red, Basic Grey Blush paper pack, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Scalloped Circle punch.


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