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

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Ready For Bed

This card was made for the sketch challenge being hosted by Tracy at Tracy's Happy Place, she was kind enough to send me some bella images to play along because I don't have any of my own. I love Lavender Lace and Barely Banana together they are such calming colors........LOL! I just had to give Bella some bangs too, just like me *wink*

If you have not entered the for the Blog Chocolate posted above you do have until Monday morning to do so.

Supplies: Jammie Bella, Lavender Lace and Barely Banana, and WW card stock, Black ink, Marker, Brads, Primas, Dazzling Diamonds, Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Scalloped Square punch, and Dimensionals.


Cool Caribbean Delight

This card was made for today's inspiration challenge, it was also inspired by a card by 4hounds on SCS sorry I don't have the link I just drew a rough sketch of it. I loved the inspiration for today's challenge the colors are so yummy!! Don't forget to enter for the Blog Chocolate posted above! I will start answering some of the questions later today after I come back from my mountain of errands.....LOL!

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here IC82 - Clothing.

One question I can answer right now is how Phoebe is doing, she is awesome and is loving life here or at least that is what I like to believe.....LMBO!! Here is a little story of how her days are going.....

Well yesterday she decided it would be a good idea to chew through the cord that goes to the modem for the Internet, so there I am trying to post on my blog and the Internet wasn't working took me a while to figure out why!! So luckily I had an extra cord so I replaced and voila Internet! So our day goes on when all of a sudden my mouse stops working I check the cord it's plugged tightly, no chew marks.....LOL, so I restart the computer thinking maybe a glitch, no that didn't work.........Phoebe had pierced a tiny hole in the keyboard cord and for some reason you can't use the mouse if the keyboard isn't working.......so off to future shop to buy a new keyboard. Now I have gotten smarter and barricaded the area to the cords!

Let's see what else she terrorized the cats, played ball, chewed on Stephanie......LOL! No actually she is a joy we are totally in love with her! So cute and fuzzy! And she loves us too when she sees one of us she runs full tilt ears flying back, wagging her tiny tail, then she will leap into your arms and give nice puppy kisses!!

Supplies: Delight in Life, happy Harmony, Bodacious Bouquet, Polka dots and paisley, Fancy pants Bella Brush and Pollen Dust, Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Blush Blossom card stock, Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Blush Blossom inks, gel pen, Brads, Cuttlebug, Brayer, chipboard, Scalloped oval punches, Corner Rounder, sponges, Markers, stylus, Foam Mat, ribbon, and Dimensionals


Friday, June 29, 2007

Heard You Caught A Bug

Heard You caught A Bug.....LMBO!!! I think this card is so cute! Today's limited Supply challenge was to make a get well card with these limited supplies

Follow the List #3

Theme: Get Well
Stamps: No Flowers
any solid color
Patterned paper (no flowers)
Ink: any
punches (any)
paper piercing tools
embellishing tools (no flowers)
coloring tools (any)
primas or silk flowers
punched flowers

So I decided to make a card using a bug, although I did have to cover up her daisy with a prima for the no flower stamps....LOL!

Supplies: stampendous Bee stamp, Karen Foster snap stamps (1/4"), Yoyo Yellow, Black and WW card stock, Black ink, Markers, Primas, Brads, Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Black mesh, Scalloped square punches, and Dimensionals.


Thursday, June 28, 2007

Cards for Eileen!

Here are the other cards I made for Megan's Aide Eileen, I tried to make her a good variety, so the could be used for any occasion. I packaged them in a Plastic case that I order from Papertrey. So loved them, huge sigh of relief here.......ahhhhhh. I was a little worried as I always am when I give anything I make as a gift. Jason says I am too hard on myself, probably am but that is just who I am....LOL!

If Friends Were flowers.....
Supplies: Green Thumb, Butterfly Kisses Papertry stamps, Regal Rose, Lavender Lace and WW card stock, Regal Rose, Lavender Lace, and Certainly Celery inks, Crystal bads, Ribbon, Slot Punch Corner Rounder, and Dimesionals.

Thank You Berry Much
Supplies: Green Thumb and Butterfly Kisses stamps from Papertrey, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, WW, Card stock, Versa magic pearl ink, Certainly Celery ink, Scalloped Square punches, Marker, Gel pen, Ribbon, and Dimensionals.

Bugs and Kisses
Supplies: Bugs and Kisses, Green Galore, Bashful Blue, Black and WW card stock, Black, Always Artichoke, Green galore and Bashful Blue inks, Cloud Template, Sponges, Marker, Ribbon, Corner Rounders, White gel pen

The Case
Supplies Little Lay stamps from Papertrey, Enchante dP,Pale plum, Mellow Moss and WW card stock, Plae Plum, Mellow Moss inks, Gel pen, Scalloped Circle punches, Plastic Case from Papertrey,


Sweet Bakery Window

Today's Way to use it challenge was to use Scallops, well I love using scallops, and since getting this new stamp from Stampendous I have been wanting to a bakery window scene, so i used my favorite colors chocolate chip and Pretty in Pink!! I love how this little store front window turned out. I am so sorry I am so late posting this but it was the kids last day of school this moring, so we had to deliver all the goodies to the teacher's THAT"S RIGHT I GOT THEM DONE!!! thank you for all you encouragement!

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here WT119 - Scallops!

I will posting the gifts a little later today, as well as some Blog Chocolate to celebrate an upcoming milestone of 100,000 hits!! Whohoo thank you ladies!! So for helping me achieve this milestone I will be giving away something very special!

Supplies: Stampedous Tiers of Treats, So very, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Black, Watercolor paper, and Au Chocolat DP, Black ink, Re-inkers, Aqua painter, Brads, Marker, Versa Mark, Acetate, Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Corner Rounder, and Dimesionals..


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Toadally Love you!

Toadally Love you! I just got these stamps from High Hopes Stamps they are the cutest stamps and the best place to order from not only are prices awesome but she threw in some extra goodies as well!! Very generous I tell you!!

I made this card to go in the pack cards I am making for Megan's aide Eileen she has 10 grandchildren half being boys so I thought this would be a cute card for her to be able to give to one of them.

Supplies, High Hopes Stamps, Not quite Navy, Always Artichoke, WW, basic Grey Phoebe paper, Black ink, Prisma pencils, Blending stumps, Gamasol, Cuttlebug, and Dimesionals.


Welcome To the Funny Farm!!

Welcome to the funny farm or my family as I like to call it......LMBO!! This was the sketch for today's sketch challenge, love it because it allows you so much freedom for the image part. I chose to use Gina K's Barn and Animals found here Stamping Freak. I love her farm animals they are so cute!!

If you are interested in trying this challenge you can find it here Sketch Challenge 130.

Well tomorrow is the last day of school here and I still haven't finished my teacher's gifts yet!!! I may just be pulling an all niter tonight. Wish me luck and a splash of creativity.....LOL!

You will find the cloud tutorial under Tutorials down on the side bar, if you would like to learn how to make them.

Supplies: Gina K stamps, Karen Foster Snap stamps (1/8th"), Real Red, Green galore, Black and WW card stock, Black, Basful Blue, Green Galore inks, Reinkers, Aqua painter, Sponge, Markers, Cloud Stencil, Dimensionals, Liquid Applique.


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sweet Heart Shaker

Today's color challenge was to use Marigold Morning, Cool Caribbean and Pretty in Pink together, the colors together reminded me of baby colors so that is what I decided to make a baby card! The giraffe, in the oval is actually a shaker, not too sure if you can tell in the picture. And with our new addition to our house i thought this would be a perfect card to send to Grandma introducing our new bundle......LMBO! I know I'm a little off my rocker *wink*.

I just realized i only have 2 days left to get the teacher's cards and gifts done, I know will I will be this evening, yep in my craft room! Why do I wait until the lat minute to do these things???? ROTFLMBO!!

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here CC120: So Long Cool Carribbean .

Phoebe seems to have made herself right at home, she is such a good puppy slept through the night without having to go potty! Pretty good for an 8 week old! she is such a joy to watch, her and Emmie are bonding quite well, I think Emmie really likes having her around. Since my Mom and her dog Brooks moved away she hasn't really had anyone to play with, so she has been playing non stop with Phoebe.

Supplies: Bundle of Joy, Marigold Morning, Cool Caribbean and Pretty in Pink, WW card stock, Black, Marigold Morning, and Pretty in Pink inks, Gel pen, Cuttlebug, Scalloped oval and Oval punches, CM oval cutting System, Brads, paper piercer, Micro beads, Acetate, Ribbon, and Dimensionals.


Monday, June 25, 2007

Tall Latte

That was the challenge for today's TLC challenge, was to make a tall card my card measure 9"x 4", this card design was cased from GingernHI, and her card was cased from Toy on a featured stamper challenge.......LOL! So here is the card that I cased FS05, Like it a Latte. If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here TLC122: The business of saying goodbye... .

Phoebe's here she arrived at 5:30 pm yesterday, she came by plane from Edmonton and we picked her up at the Kelowna airport. My oh my she is just the cutest thing!! She is so cute and so smart she has already figured out her name and so far she has only pottied outside no accidents in the house! Here are a few pictures of her with Stephanie I hope to get some more of her later today she is hard to photograph cause she's always on the go.

Emmie Our First Baby

Supplies: Like it a Latte, Linen BG, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and WW card stock, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate chip craft ink, Clear EP, Liquid Appliqué, Marker, Brads, Hodge podge hardware, Ribbon, Paper piercer, Ticket Corner punch, and Dimensionals


Sunday, June 24, 2007

Winter Dreams

For today's featured stamper challenge the featured stamper was Cambria Turnbow, she has an awesome gallery I had such a hard time deciding what to do. Here is the card I chose to case Snowy Trees. My card went a little awry, I just can't concentrate today we are picking up our puppy Phoebe at the airport later today so my mind is a little else where today. I did try to make another card but it was way off course so I trashed it and decided to settle on this one. You can't make it out in the picture but the snow and the tree trunks are covered with II and real sparkly in real life.

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here FS20: It's Bomb-a-licious!!!!

Supplies: Trees Three, fancy pants stamps, Night of Navy, Black and WW card stock, Acetate, White staz on, Black inks, White EP, II EP, Versa mark pen, gel pen, Cuttlebug, Brads, and Dimensionals.


Saturday, June 23, 2007

Oh My Word!!

Oh My Word!! Today's inspiration challenge was just that a challenge!! I'm not so good with this type of art. But I did come up with something, not too sure how I feel about it yet maybe it will grow on me as the day goes on!

Thank you so much for the teacher's gift idea's it was so great to her from a teacher's point of view what a makes a great gift idea!! Also I was asked a few day back if the about Tuscan Rose butterflies I used they are just on paper no adhesive but the paper is so cool it so so flexible and hold shape really well, all i had to do to add dimension to the wings was run my finger under then to get the desired shape! So cool!

Here is the inspiration for this card!

Supplies: Butterfly Kisses (papertrey), Fancy Pants, Taken with Teal, Eggplant Envy, Black and WW, card stock, Vellum, Taken with teal ink, Versa mark, Gel pen, Square punch, Scallloped circle punches, Gold EP, cuttlebug, Ribbon and Dimesionals


Friday, June 22, 2007

Fishy Love!

Today's limited supply challenge was to use stamps that haven't seen the light of day forever. Fishy Friends is one of those sets for me, now I know why, I find this set very difficult to work with, I have ripped this card apart so many times, but I think I'm OK with the final outcome......I think......let me know what you think is there something I could change to make this card better?

If you would like to try out this challenge you can do so here LSC121- Neglected Nuggets of Gold .

I colored the fish with prisma pencil the used my versa mark pen to add glitter to their fins then after I set that I used the versa mark pen again the apply clear Ep to the rest of the fish then I set that. For the sea grass I used the cuttlebug to give the grass texture and just had cut the blades. For the sand I used an actual strip of sandpaper, raided hubby tool box......LOL!

Well school is almost here and I have to get working on teacher's gifts, but have no ideas being that their teachers are men this year, for Megan's aide, Eileen I was thinking about making a box full of cards for her, last year I made her a name frame, and for her birthday I made her a nugget box. If you have any idea on what to make the teacher's or Eileen I would love to hear from you.

Supplies: Fishy Friends, Crab & Co., Green Galore, Not quite Navy, Brocade Blue, Cool Caribbean, Mellow Moss, Gable Green, and WW card stock, Sand paper, Black ans Bashful Blue ink, Prisma pencils, Gamasol, blending stumps, Sponge, Cloud Template, Clear EP, II EP, Versa mark pen, Bling, Stickles, Cuttlebug, and Dimesionals.


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Card for Julia

As most of you have probably already heard that Julia S's mom passed away this week, Julia runs the way to use it challenge on SCS, this card is for Julia using today's way to use challenge, using a square card. My heart goes out to Julia and her family at this difficult time. Cammie (SCS name) also posted a challenge for us to make cards for Julia, what a wonderful idea Carolyn (Cammie) is one of the sweetest people around. So in honor of Julia I stepped a little outside my comfort zone and tried to creat a card that reminded me of a card she might make herself. I only hope I did justice to her styling. I really love how the Tuscan RoseFlourishes accent the sentiment.

If you would like to try this challenge you can find the link here WT118 - Be Square and WT118B Outreach.

Supplies: Flourishes (Tuscan Rose), Brighter Tomorrow, Cranberry Crisp, Barely Banana, Basic grey's Stella Ruby, Cranberry Crisp, and Black inks, Brads, Prima Flowers, Pearl, and Dimesionals.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Shore Do Love You!

Who wouldn't want to be loved by this cute little guy! This cute little guy is from Gina K's summer line you can find them here Stamping Freak. This layout is from today's sketch challenge, such a cute layout it turned out to be. I chose to go with silver to match the bucket he was sitting in.

Well I'm off this morning to take Emmie for her summer haircut, so doesn't over heat during the next few weeks are the sun has decided to come back and make my town an inferno.......LMBO!! Can you tell I'm not a summer girl!

If you would like to try this sketch you will find it here SC129

Supplies: Gina K stamps, crab &co., Real Red, Brushed Silver and WW card stock, Black ink, Prisma pencils, Gamasol. Blending stumps, Word window punch, Scalloped and oval punches, Brads, Googlie eyes, Cuttlebug, Crystal effects, Marker.


Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Color Challenge Fun!

Today's color challenge was to use Real Red, Creamy Caramel and Barely Banana, well 2 stamps came immediately to mind, one that I have been sitting on for a long the other one I just got and have been looking for a way to use. The first one is a Hero Art Caramel Apple stamp, that I got last fall and have been waiting to use, these colors were too perfect for it, I'm not sure if you can tell in the photo but the caramel is covered with crystal effects and is slightly raised and in real life looks very convincing! Mmmmmmm Yummy!

The second card is from Stampendous called Bee trio aren't they just the sweetest! Both were stamped on watercolor paper and colored in with an aquapainter and ink refills. If you haven't seen the post below check out the newest member to our family!

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here CC119: NO CELERY!.

Supplies for Caramel Apple delight: Hero Arts Caramel Apple, Fancy Flexible Phrases, Real Red, Creamy Caramel and Barely Banana card stock, watercolor paper, Real Red, Creamy Caramel and Black inks, Ribbon, Brads, Marker, Corner rounder, cuttlebug, Scalloped circle punch, Cm circle cutting system, Dimensionals, and crystal effects.

Supplies for Bee Trio: Bee stamp from Stampedous, Fancy Flexible Phrases, Langley Boy Designs, Real Red, Creamy Caramel and Barely Banana card stock, watercolor paper, Real Red, Creamy Caramel , Barely Banana, and Black inks, Ribbon, Brads, Marker, Oval punches, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug, CM oval cutting sysytem.


Oh Happy Day!!

Why is it a happy day you ask?!!? Well I finally got a picture of the puppy we chose and she has the sweetest face, she looks so much like Emmie did when she was a puppy, we don't have a date yet but probably within the next 2 weeks she will be arriving here. We are so excited to be welcoming the newest addition to our family Phoebe Kate, we will just call her Phoebe but all our pets have 2 names we have Emmie Elizabeth, Angelis Nathaniel, and Fiki only one name because she is my mom's cat, that came to live her when she moved away.

So here she is Phoebe Kate!!

How did we come up with the name you ask????? Well as true blue stampers we started, naturally with products we love and i love basic Greys papers. I wanted Lily Kate but Jason didn't really like Lily so I had just gotten my Phoebe paper and suggested Phoebe and it fit perfectly Phoebe Kate! Phoebe is a Schnoodle a schnauzer/poodle cross, the same as Emmie. I am so excited that she will be here soon!!


Monday, June 18, 2007

Quick and Easy Cards

Today's TLC challenge was to create cards that are QUICK and EASY to either produce in bulk or create in 5-10 minutes. Her idea is inspired by her desire to encourage stampers use their talents to make card for the people in need of some good cheer in the Need a Lift Forum. What a great idea!! There are so many quick and easy cards that I have seen that are stunning! I have put together a few cards with this formula and absolulely love them!

Well it looks like we have actually found a puppy this time, the last one fell through as the lady was being very dishonest and kept changing her story, it didn't feel right so we chose to back out. I am just waiting for a picture of the little girls in the the litter so we can chose one, looks like our little girl will have to be flown in, poor little thing, but it appears to be the only way. As soon as I have a picture of her I will post her, we have already named her, but I will keep that a secret until we have a picture to go with her.

I love how the Tuscan Rose flourishes make it so easy to make a quick and elegant looking card! I also love the friends and forever words from my hubby's Langley Boy Designs. I may just have to go back and make some more!

Butterflies in Flight

Supplies: So Very, Flourishes and Butterflies from Tuscan Rose, Tempting Turquoise, and WW card stock, Tempting Turquoise ink.

Forever Butterfly

Supplies: Langley Boy Designs, Fancy Pants, Butterfly from Tuscan Rose, Bravo Burgundy and WW card stock, Bravo Burgundy, Regal Rose ink.


Supplies: Langley Boy Designs, Flourishes from Tuscan Rose. Black and WW card stock, Versa Mark, Black EP.


Sunday, June 17, 2007

First Class

First Class all the way from Canada!! To be able to make this card I had to have hubby make me the postage stamp template, I could not find a Canadian one anywhere! And to my hubby I would like to shout out a great big HAPPY FATHER'S DAY he is such an awesome dad!

Today's featured stamper was Greg or Pure-Genius this is the card I decided to case Birthday Fishes. If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here FS19.

Supplies: Gina K stamps, Karen Foster snap stamps, Black, Real Red, and WW card stock, Black , White and Real Red ink, Marker, Gel pen, Sponge, Prisma pencils, Gamaosl, Blending stumps, Ribbon.


Saturday, June 16, 2007

And Many More........

And Many More.............Today's inspiration challenge was a birthday cake and a pretty funky one at that! The cake is fantastic!! I didn't want to just recreate the cake I wanted to take from the cake add something of my own to it. Well this is not quite my normal style, however hubby says the card has a language of it's own and it says "I'm celebrating the heck out of your birthday"! So I hope the recipient will feel the same......LMBO!! I guess it will have to be hand delivered....LOL!

Well my ex is gone moved into his own place today!! We did it we survived 2 weeks!! Now back to some normalcy around here Ha! or at least I would like to think we are normal! *wink*

The Inspiration

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here IC80 - Cake.

Supplies: Print Pattern BG, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Black and WW card stock, Versa Mar, Versa marker, Black EP, Chipboard (queen & co. kissy fit), Circle and star punches, Corner rounder, Ribbon, Wire, Bling, and Dimensionals.


Friday, June 15, 2007

Canadian Baseball

Today's limited supply challenge was to use patriotic colors to make a card, but not a patriotic card. So I decided to make a Father's Day card for my step-dad, he loves baseball and being Canadian our colors are red and white. The Happy Father's stamped in white is really white in real life but for some reason did not photograph well.

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here
LSC120 - Patriotic Style

Supplies, AYC II, Real Red and WW card stock, White craft ink, Marker,
Cuttlebug, Cm circle cutting system, Brads, Ticket corner punch, and Dimensionals.


Thursday, June 14, 2007


Forever that is how long the day is without you, my love. I had wanted a stamp with the forever is bold letters but not fancy, just a strong bold word that when you saw it you believed it, so I Jason create me this stamp, as part of his Langley Boy Designs. I really love the simplicity of the design. Today's way to use it challenge was to use flourishes, well I love working with flourishes, I used both my Tuscan Rose and my Fancy Pants Bella Brush flourishes (Doodlie Doo). I love how the fancy pants compliments the Tuscan Rose Flourishes perfectly.

If you are interested in this challenge you can check it out here WT117-Fabulous Flourishes!.

Well my ex got the second apartment he was looking at and will be taking possession of it on Saturday. Whew we made it!! It looks like we may have tracked a puppy down, but if you could still keep your eyes open that would be great as this is not a for sure thing quite yet. So I will be saying a prayer and keeping my fingers crossed about the move on Saturday and that we will be able to bring this sweet little puppy home soon.

Supplies: Flourishes (Tuscan Rose), Bella Brush (Doodlie Doo), Langley Boy Designs,Canvas, Creamy caramel, Bravo Burgundy card stock, Creamy caramel, Bravo Burgundy, and White ink, Ribbon, Bling, Brads, and Dimesionals.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Just For You!

Today's sketch challenge was a little different, but gives a fabulous effect! I really liked this sketch and will definitely be using again. I got my order from Eclectic Paperie yesterday so I couldn't wait to put ink on these cute lady bugs, I just love stamp it is so perfect for a card front.

Just wanted to put the word out for those of you who live in Alberta or BC I am looking for a schnoodle puppy, so if you know of any in your area please let me know, I have checked a lot of online sources and Alberta seems to be the place to find them, I am interested in a female preferably black, and or dark in color. Emmie is really looking forward to getting a little sister, not to mentions the girls are very excited too!

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here Sketch Challenge 128.

Supplies: Lady Bug pail topper stampEclectic Paperie, So Saffron, Black, and WW card stock,Basic Grey Stella Ruby Paper, So Saffron, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke and Black ink, Marker, Gel Pen, Bling, and Dimensionals.


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Party Time!

When I saw what the color challenge colors were today I automatically thought of party colors, so the wild about you gang came out to put a party on.......LMBO!The color challenge was to use Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Chocolate chip and if you wanted bonus color Tempting Turquoise. I love when these animals come out to party the are my favorite animals!

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here CC118: Coral Celery.

Thanks you so much for all you happy anniversary wishes, we are truly thankful! After spending the day in the hospital last night with my step-dad I didn't really feel like driving anymore, I had already drive for four hours and sat for a four hours, so we decided to go out and celebrate on Friday night. Well we must have been praying double time because the ex found another place, a better suited one, closer to his work 2 towns over about 1/2 away he has decided to take that one. Which I like so much better! Thank you again for all your prayers!

Supplies: Wild About You, Karen Foster Snap Stamps(1/4"), Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Chocolate chip, Tempting Turquoise card stock, Versa mark, Marker, Gel pen, Brads, Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Oval punch, Stickles, and Dimesionals.


Another Blogger RAK!!

I got another blogger RAK in the mail today, I feel so special getting two in a week! This beautiful Blogger RAK is from Toni at Inkyfingers: Everyday Art. You have to check out her awesome blog, she has so many gorgeous cards!

I just love the fold of this card, it is so nice, I'm going to try one of these, not to mention it is in pink and brown which is my favorite color combo and has a popped up butterfly which is something I just love!!! I wonder if she knew???.......LOL! Thank you so much Toni I love this card!!

The Inside

Once again you can visit Ton's blog here Inkyfingers: Everyday Art.


Monday, June 11, 2007

Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to my husband Jason!! Excuse me while gush a while, Jason your are my everything, all I have ever or will ever need, you are my other half and without you I would not be complete. So Happy Anniversary I Love You!

So this is the card that I created for our anniversary, I will warn you the inside is a bit naughty, but the out side is from todays TLC challenge Gout Free tiling, if you would like to trt this challenge out you can do so here TLC120 - Grout Free Tiling. For the outside I first stamped what would be the tiles with small hand prints(walmart) and covered it with versa mark and clear embossing powder and then heat set that then I ran it through the cuttlebug and used my square punch to punch out squares. Then layed down the squares like tile easy as pie *wink*

For the inside I used my CM cutting system to cut out the circles, sponged the blush card stock with blush ink, for the brad I cut a circle in half and used the corner rounder punch to get the scalloped edge. I was inspired to try this after seeing HeatherN and Carriejoe's (SCS) round cards.

Well I am off to take my step-dad to the hospital for his tests, I hope I do get time to have dinner with my hubby later.

Supplies: I'm here, and Karen Foster Snap stamps (1/8th), Pretty in Pink, Black, Blush Blossom, close to Cocoa, Regal Rose and WW card stock, Basic grey's Blush paper, Pretty in Pink, Black, Blush Blossom and Close to Cocoa ink, Scalloped punches, CM Circle cutting system, Square and Circle punches, Corner rounder punch, Brads, Marker, Oval punches, Gel pen, Dimensionals, Sponge, amd Cuttlebug


Blogger RAK!!

I got a blogger RAK fro Tracy at Tracy's Happy Place. Tracy is just the sweetest I had mentioned to her that I would like to participate in her Bella Sketch Challenge but didn't have any bella's yet, So she sent me this beautiful card isn't it so yummy and some bella images!! Isn't she just the sweetest! Thank you so much Tracy!

So if you would like to try her challenge or check out her fabulous site here is the link to her site Tracy's Happy Place


Sunday, June 10, 2007

Beate's Weekend Sketch

I finally found some time to participate in Weekend Sketch #5. I also got to play a little more with my Green Thumb set from Papertrey Ink. I really like how this card turned out it is so sweet looking!

Well my ex got the apartment and should be able to move in on Tuesday. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers! Tomorrow is my anniversary but I get to spend it in the hospital with my step-dad he has to get a dye test and a MRI so I am hoping to be home early enough to have dinner with hubby. Thank you so much for all shopping info in Calgary you guys rock!

Supplies: Papertrey Green Thumb, Real red, Glorious Green and WW card stock, Real Red, Glorious Green inks, Marker, Scalloped and Circle punches, Gel pen, Ribbon


Saturday, June 09, 2007

Best Fishes

For today's featured stamper challenge the featured stamper was SEEWAH, I chose to case her Splish Splash card. I had never really been in SEEWAH's gallery so it was so fun to discover a new stamper or at least a new to me stamper.

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here FS18: I can SEEWAH clearly now.........

Well it is looking good for my ex to get the apartment just waiting for her tyo check the references so we should hear back tomorrow then he would be able to move in on Tuesday. So ladies could I ask you one more time to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Please!

Supplies: Very Punny, Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal and WW card stock, Black ink, Markers, Cuttlebud, Ribbon, Slot Punch, Brads and dimensionals.


Golden Note

For today's inspiration challenge, the picture (below) show cutlery and a plate in gold, so from the inspiration I took the gold color and played with my Papertrey Ink stamps again this time I used Green thumb. I also got to play with more bling, I have had this pearl bling forever and finally used it.

Splitcoast is currently down so I can't leave a link to this challenge, but I am including the inspiration picture at the bottom of this post.

S o it looks like we maybe heading out to the Calgary/ Edmonton area at the end of the month to possibly pick up a new puppy, if all goes as planned, we are planning on getting a schnoodle, just like the dog we already have. So for those of you who live in the area where is the good craft supply shopping located? You can leave a message on this post or email me any shopping info.

Supplies Green thumb (Papertrey Ink), Studio G stamps, Brushed Gold , Bravo Burgundy, and VV card stock, Bravo Burgundy ink, Versa Mark, Marker, Gold embossing powder,Bling, Cuttlebug, Brads, Dimensionals, and ribbon.


Friday, June 08, 2007

Birthday Wishes From The Little Lady!

I finally got my Papertrey Ink stamps, finally meaning I finally ordered them they were actually here pretty quick from the time I ordered them. I love this little lady she is so sweet! For today's Limited Supply Challenge, the challenge was to make your own background, not using any background stamps big or small, no cuttlebug, no wheels or patterned paper. So I used the flowers from the little lady set to create a background. I really like the red and black contrast!

Well it looks like the ex may have a place, this is a funny little story! My mom got this apartment about a 2 years ago, she lived there for a year, then she moved up north and my step-dad took the apartment over he has been there for a year now and he is moving this weekend and now it looks like the ex is going to live there...... too funny! At least the kids will be very familiar with it...LOL! So he meets the landlady to discuss everything today so I am excited if all goes well he could have possession by the end of the weekend!

Well today my journeys are taking back to the dentist with Megan for a cleaning, I hope she does well, for all her other dental work we have had her sedated, so this is her first cleaning awake the dentist thought we should try again, we do know she has one cavity so she will be going back to the pediatric dentist to be sedated for the filling, as our dentist does not think she could sit still through all noise of the drilling let alone the needle.

Supplies: Little Lady (Papertrey Ink) Black, Real red, and WW card stock, Real Red, Black ink, Marker, Ribbon, Corner rounder, Dimensionals.


Thursday, June 07, 2007

Perhaps Says Hi!

Perhaps Says hi ?? Perhaps Basic Grey Paper says hi that is.....LMBO! I love all Basic Grey's paper's the are just gorgeous! Today's Way To Use It Challenge was to find ways to use chipboard, I just ordered some but it is not here yet, so I had to use the chipboard coasters I have to make the flowers and the letters. The flowers were made with my cuttlebug die cut, and the letters were made by stamping Headline Alphabet onto chipboard and cutting it out with scissors.

I am not too sure about the layout I chose but I think I am warming up to it. I was talking to my mom on the phone while making this card, she just got home from a 3 week rotation at the diamond mine where she works, so my attention was a little distracted. They sent her home late yesterday because she has pneumonia, so hopefully with some rest and antibiotics she will be as good as new very soon.

Well my trip to dentist with Steph was eventful yesterday, no cavities!! But........ apparently she has two teeth that are kind of forming a tee pee shape, not letting the adult tooth between them come up, so she has to see an orthodontist next week about putting in some kind of bridge to push her teeth apart. Can you say Cha-ching! We do have 50% coverage for orthodontics so at least that will help some, and tomorrow I get to take Megan for her cleaning........ I am hoping for good news.

Well the ex hasn't had any luck finding a place, he is going to be able to see one on Saturday so once again I will be crossing my fingers and praying that he gets the place. Other then that we are doing OK, the girls are enjoying having him around so that part is nice.

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here WT116

Supplies: Fancy Flexible Phrases, Headline Alphabet, Regal Rose, Going gray card stock, Basic Grey Perhaps paper, Black ink, Rounded tag punch, Bling, Cuttlebug, and Dimesionals.


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Fancy Pants Meets Basic Grey!

Fancy pants meet basic grey paper for today's sketch challenge on SCS! OH my what a day I am off too we sleep in so I had to rush Jason to work, the satellite is out, and I have to take Steph to the dentist for a cleaning this morning! Very busy morning! But I did manage to squeeze a quick card out! Still no luck on the ex finding a place but a new paper is due out today.

If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here Sketch Challenge 127

Supplies: Fancy Pants stamps, Bravo Burgundy card stock, basic grey perhaps paper, Bravo Burgundy ink, Bling, Ribbon, and dimensionals.


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Pretty Paisley

Today's colors challenge on SCS was to use Certainly Celery, Rose red, and Elegant Eggplant together, what a gorgeous combination of colors so pretty! I decided to work with Polka Dots & Paisley, I love how this card turned out so bright and fresh! If you would;d like to participate in the challenge you can do so here CC117: I'm lazy.

Well I guess when my ex called to see the place it was actually an ad for someone wanting to rent a place, just put in the wrong section of the classifieds.......so sad. He does have another place to try to reach today, as well as a few real estate companies to see if they have any rentals available. Once again fingers crossed and prayers going up! Other then that it is not going too bad considering. Thank you so much for all your support during this time you guys rock!!

Well the rain finally showed up!! I am so relieved it was far too hot for me so I will enjoy a few days of rain before the heat comes back.

Supplies:Polka Dots & Paisley, Certainly Celery, Rose red, and Elegant Eggplant and WW card stock, Certainly Celery, Rose red, and Elegant Eggplant inks, Singlo pen, Ribbon, Ticket corner punch, and dimensionals.


Monday, June 04, 2007

Father's Shirt

Today's TLC challenge as to make Origami Shirt Cards, I used Cambria's tutorial found here Stamp A Little Love Baby I was surprised at how easy the shirt was to make. I like how turned out, I especially like the added tool in the pocket. If you would like to try this challenge you can do so here TLC119 - Origami Shirt Cards.

So we completed out first day with my ex husband,, and survived........ one down ?? many more to go, he is looking at a place tonight so I will be praying and keeping my fingers crossed that he gets it. Thank you for all your well wishes and prayers!

Supplies: All Year Cheer II, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue card stock Four Seasons designer paper,
Night of Navy ink, Brads, Mini tool, Cuttlebug dies and Embossing folder, Ribbon, Dimensionals and Large oval punch.


Sunday, June 03, 2007

Fancy Pants Believe

I thought it would be fun to share some fun facts about chocolate with you for this Chocolate Sunday. I can tell you I will eating a ton of chocolate in the near future, with having the EX stay with us and all, I will use to calm and soothe me......LMBO!! do I really need an excuse.....**wink**

Fun Chocolate Facts

On the fourth visit of Christopher Columbus to the Americas, he came across cocoa beans, which he presented to the Spanish court. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, however, dismissed chocolate as a bizarre tribal concoction. Boy, did they miss the boat!

“Giri Choco” is a japanese custom which means “duty chocolate.” It calls for employees to give chocolates to their managers as a token of loyalty.

A recent study indicates when men crave food, they tend to crave fat and salt. When women crave food, they tend to desire chocolate.

The botanical name of the chocolate plant is Theobramba cacao, which means “Food of the Gods.”

Chocolate was considered an aphrodisiac by the Aztec Indians, and as such, was forbidden to women. Today, some postulate that chocolate triggers a brain chemical that produces the same reaction brought on by a passionate love affair. Perhaps that is why, when a love affair turns sour, many a spurned lover goes on a chocolate binge.

Todays featured stamper for the featured stamper was Stamps4funinCA, here is the link to the challenge FS17: And She'll have FUN, FUN, FUN...., and here is the card I decided to case Fancypants Birthday. I love this card and I love how it turned out! I also love that I got to play with my Fancy Pants stamps and my Tuscan Rose stamps again yeah!! I love these stamps I used the Bella Brush for this card!

Supplies: Linen, Fancy Pants stamps,Flourishes (Tuscan Rose)Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy card stock, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip and craft White inks, Bling, Primas (Sassy and Sweet Crafts), Ribbon(Jacksonbelle Embellishments) , Brads (Just Brads and Eyelets), Distresser(StarLitStudio), and Dimensionals.

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