Monday, December 8, 2008

O' Christmas Tree


So last year my 15 year old son was a tad grumpy when it came time to decorate for Christmas.
This really upset me since I love everything about Christmas especially the decorating!
So I said to him "I bet if this was a football themed tree you would be all about the decorating!" He replied" Yes I would!" So I beat him at his own game! HA! HA! Light bulb moment was happening!

Our tree this year is all bout the football right down to the topper!!!!! How clever am I???? (Ok so Mary gave me the cone suggestion and I went with the rest!)

One for Mom!!!!!

I made a few of the ornaments and have a few more that I have decoupaged but are not ready for hanging. I underestimated the dry time! I will show those later!!

OK Scroll down to be amazed at such a beautiful football tree!!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's been awhile!

I am definitely missing my stamping time.
As I was blurfing today I came across a site to change your background for free!! Yipee I love free!
I am all about the free stuff! So I did some playing!
What do you think?

I am going to clean the mess that is my craft room tonight(I have to the cable guy is coming to install my new modem and right now you can barely see the computer table. YIKES!) so I will get in there and actually get to stamp! I need to get my Christmas cards done! I have not even started UGH! But i have the long weekend coming so hopefully after I brave the stores on Black Friday and come out alive HEHEHE, I will stamp and post something!
If I even have any readers?????

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Monkey Business!

I got to finally do a sketch challenge over at splitcoast. The Kids are back in school(Doing a big happy dance here!!) You can find that challenge here.

I also finally was able to make my card for Sherry Cheever's Twisted Humor challenge found here.
Oh what fun I had doing this one!! A little racy but funny! Now I wish I had someone to give it to!! HMMMM. LOL The inside of the card reads "Wanna Monkey around with me??" Sentiments are both computer generated as they were thought of in my warped brain!! lol

I also used my new nestabilities for this! Oh yeah loving theses babies!

Love this sketch!!
What I used
Paper SU Creamy caramel, KC designer mat pack, SU Whisper white
Stamps TAC
Accessories Ribbon, nestabilities.

Ok off to squeak one more in before the mighty midgets get here and the babies wake up!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Altered Picture frames

My Children think I am brilliant! My daycare children that is. The 14 year old still thinks I am strange but hey he is fourteen after all.
Anyway I had the kids alter picture frames. They loved it. Stickers bling paper and markers and they were off! Kept them busy for a little over an hour! Whoohoo!So here they are-----

Off to test my twisted imagination with a challenge found at Sherry Cheever's blog! Be back after I have finished it!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'm Back with Monograms!

Summer is almost gone here! Eight(8) little days until the kiddies go back to school! But who's counting? *-7-6-5-...... LOL I love them but they get in the way of stamping time! LOL Seriously, I will miss them. Also a few of the day care kids will be leaving me as they have reached middle school age now and think they have outgrown me! Sniff Sniff!

I have had these Justrite Monogram sets for months and have finally had time to play with them!
I love love love them!!
I made this set for my MIL as a thank you for driving my son to events this summer.
I am going to add a few more cards to this. I was just so excited that I actually was able to play and have time to blog too!!
What I used
KC Company designer paper Stampin up Whisper white and cool carribean
Ribbon Stampin up Regal Rose and a Misc Blue
Stamps Just Rite Monogram
Misc Brads, SU Punches

Hopefully I will be back soon now that fall is just around the corner. I wonder how many readers that I have left? Not that I had too many to begin with! LOL

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth of July

Happy 4th of July!!

I want to take a minute and thank all those in Military Service that sacrifice everyday for the freedoms my family and I enjoy everyday!

My heartfelt thanks to you and your family!!

I hope everyone can enjoy a great BBQ with family and friends on this great day!!

I am off to mow the lawn!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

I am electrified!!!

WOW I can't believe it has been a month since I have posted! Bad blogger! LOL
We have been having some vicious thunderstorms the last few days! It has been wild!
Well last night it literally hit my house and a tree in my yard!! Blew the tree all over the yard. Thanks God no one was hurt and the damage was only to the tree outside.
The house did not sustain any damage but sadly my stove in the kitchen was zapped. Oh Darn it all I won't be able to cook!! LOL
Waiting for the insurance adjuster to come and then I can get everything fixed!!
I really hope there are not any windy storms until that tree gets removed.

several large chunks blew off the tree. The power of nature is just amazing!!
Maybe I can get some stamping in this Holiday weekend!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

I need your help!!

I am tryingt o get the word out! I am participating in the American Cancer society's Relay for Life
this June! This is a cause that is very close to my heart! I am a cancer survivor for over 20 years now! My particular bout may not have been as life threatening as some but it was 2 years of operations and it was on my face!! Every time I look in the mirror(Still to this day) I am reminded.
Because of the scars that glare at me. Fortunately I had a wonderful plastic surgeon to put me back together. The scars on my face have faded but I can still see it as clear as the first day I saw it.
BUT I AM ALIVE and kicking. Now I would like to try and kick cancers A$$ if I can!
Each and every one of us unfortunately has a family member/friend who suffers from this scourge too.
So I would like to ask your help in my quest to rid the world of cancer. Please follow this link and make a donation to my team! Any amount would help and is greatly appreciated!! Please feel free to pass this link on too!

Thank you for your support!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Double pocket Bag!!!

This is the coolest bag I have seen in a while and this was so super easy!!! I will say that to you but for those that I give this to I am going to re-enact the Rice Krispie sq. commercial! LOL Because it looks labor intensive but is so far from it!! Ya know throw a little glue on my shirt(washable of course! LOL) Pull some of my hair out from the clip or ponytail! haha. I know it would work! LOL

I can definitely see myself making these all the time! You can find a tutorial on SCS here. Love it!

This is a shot of the inside
One side can hold a small card! and the other pocket can hold a gift certificate or a tea bag, package of cocoa etc.
The possibilities are endless! I am so excited.

I used all Stampin Up Products
12 x 12 designer paper
ribbon circle punch, scallop punch
Lots of thoughts stamp set
eyelets crop a dile

Off to make a more girly version.!!! ;)

Monday, May 12, 2008

A challenge with my new set!

I love this new set by SU For father! It has such cute images and it is so masculine. I struggle making guy cards because I always want to add more and guys do not want the bling and the ribbon and such! So making it simple and masculine is rather hard for me!
Todays challenge on SCS was to make a card using embossing with watercoloring. I love this technique and it worked wonderfully with my new set.
I embossed in fine detail black and then used my aqua painters and ink pads to color. tore some paper and did a bit of piercing on the inner layer edge. Simple was killing me! lol
I think it came out terrific, even if I do say so myself! And I do!

Thanks for looking

Friday, May 2, 2008

For someone special

Another challenge at SCS!! The limited supply challenge.

Here are the Rules--------
This week, you're limit is on tools. Not only are the tools limited, but you can only use one type of punch.... CIRCLES!

Stamps: any
Paper & Ink: any
Embellishments: any
Tools: circle punches, circle die cut shapes, circle cutting systems

YIPPEE! I got to play with my new nestabilities again! I am sure lots of you are going to tire of hearing me say that. BUT I love these diecuts! I will definitely be future purchases to my budget!

Ok on to the card here it is--------------
I also was able to use my favorite stamp set SU's very own Blossoms Abound.
Card measures 5 1/4 X 5 1/4. I rarely make square cards but I thought it fit my circles the best.
Plus I have a ton of sq envies and I running low on the regular ones LOL.
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and gets lots of stamping in.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Splitcoast Color Challenge 164

Yeah!!! Yippee!! I am so happy that I finally got to participate in another SCS color challenge and play with my new nestabilities. (love love love these little buggers). I had some trial and error with the nestabilities but now that I have the cuttlebug sandwich recipe for them I am good to go!

The challenge was to use together these three colors --- Black, Pomegranate and Soft Sky.
I wasn't thrilled at all. But now that I am done I am liking it more and more.
So here is the finished product. Be kind it has been awhile!

What I used for supplies---
Nestabilites, in the Cuttlebug
Stampsets SU noteworthy, misc flower set
Inks Black SS and PP all from SU.

Thanks have a great night.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

CASED Carousel Purse

I fell in love with this project the minuteI saw it on Jan Tink's Blog
I told my friend and stampin Up demonstrator, Mary about it and last night we made it at club!
I may just be able to get on the good list with my Mom for awhile after I present this to her on Mother's day! LOL

This next photo is of the inside. There are two pockets where the carousel notes fit and then other areas to either journal or adhere additional pictures!
I just love, love love love how this came out!

I definitely need more of this designer paper, Afternoon Tea, from Stampin Up too!
Off to play with my nestabilities now. I have had them for almost 2 weeks now and have not had a chance to play yet!
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My New BABY!!!

This is so totally not stamping related BUT I am super excited!
This is my very first car Purchase made all by myself without the help of a Father or Husband! I even negotiated the deal on my own!! I guess I have finally become independent! Yippee for me!
There are so many buttons to play with I am like a kid in a candy store!!!!!
Here she is ________________. I will fill in her name as soon as I think of one that is right for her. ( I know I am strange but all my vehicles have names. LOL)
Okay off for a ride!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Close to my Heart!

Finally I was able to post something! Love my new camera!
I go this set awhile ago from Close to my heart! "Make it Count" is a wonderful set! I can see myself using it quite a lot.
The lighting isn't quite right here but I am still playing!

The card base is River Rock and with a layer of black and the ribbon is Always Artichoke!! Matches perfectly. I used distress ink to sponge the edges of the word piece and the clock hands.

Off to enjoy this beautiful weather! It is supposed to get up to 70 degrees today!

Friday, April 4, 2008


My new digital camera came today!!! A cute little Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS3. It is a purty green color. I am going to install the software and start snapping pictures. SO I should have something to show you all a little bit later. YIPPEE!!

Friday, March 21, 2008


Sorry for not posting but I am having camera issues still and now the scanner died. I am not very technologically savvy either. It may take me forever to learn a new piece. As soon as my taxes come in I am buying myself a great camera! That no one else can use!

I am actually having another dilemna also. Between buying single punches o just giving in and purchasing hte nestability sets.
Nestabilities save storage space, and you get more sizes.
Nestability sets are more expensive
I dont know I need to comare them some more I think.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Splitcoast had a fabulous sketch challenge today. I know I will use this one frequently.

I loved it!!!!

Here are my two sample using my new Stampin Up Papers!

The first did not start out being a sympathy card but leaned towards the somber shade and the sentiment fit the space. LOL

This Paper is scrumptious! I will be using this often,, I will not Hoard!!!

Ok gotta run American Idol is starting!

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Color Challenge!

Hello all
Another Tuesday morning color challenge at SCS ! And boy what a challenge this one was!
The colors that were chosen sent met to thinking for a while! Orchid Opulence Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie. I would never in a millions years put these three colors together. At least not voluntarily. LOL

So when the challenge get tough the tough reach for Stampin Up's Heartfelt Thanks stamp set!
It is my Superhero set. It has the ability to make any color combo or layout come out looking good.

I stamped the middle image first then stamped off to create the lighter shaded flowers on the sides.
I used a button on the corner and folded back the edge. Super simple! Super easy!

What I used.
Stampin up Papers - Orchid opulence, certainly celery, and pumpkin pie and the matching inks.
Button and the Hearfelt stamp set.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Featured Stamper on Splitcoast

I tried something new with my phot size so that my page will load quicker. You should be able to click on it for a larger image.

This was made for the featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast
Betty aka gbedwright was the lucky stamper. Check out her gallery it is awesome. The card I chose can be found in her gallery here
Her image on the card is a hoot!!
In the challenge you are to change a few things and give credit to the original designer.
I chose to change the colors, the image and the placement of the sentiment.

Thanks for looking I was going to post some more but my fingers are all asleep AGAIN! which make typing a bit tricky. I should probably get that checked sometime.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Playing with new banners!

So what do you think?

I am finally trying new banners. I made this really quick one tonight waiting for Jacob to get home from snowboarding with the school.
I am going to have to play until I find just the right one!

Let me know what you think!

Behind again!!

This card was made using a new technique, Ink spray and smash that I found on the Splitcoast challenge forum. Markies Mom on SCS. uses it all the time and her stuff is AMAZING. Check her out. You will not be sorry!
A tutorial can be found on her blog here. I was really going for a different look but when I tried to speed up the dry time the strange squiggles appeared so I had to go with a water scene!
I have been playing on SCS in the challenges forum but have neglected to post them here. What a dope!! I was just notified that my Close to my Heart order is in!! Yippee! I can't wait to play with my new stuff! I ordered some great papers and a a time stamp for a an album I have in mind!

I will post other challenges later!
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Im Back!!!

Ok I will admit it I have been missing in action due to a grieving period for my beloved Patriots.
Here is where I am supposed to be a good sport and not feel bad about the other team but I just cant. Not yet, It is going to take time lots and lots of time!

I always seem to be a day off on the challenges at Splitcoast
But here is my color combo challenge. I was afraid at first. It is a scheme that I normally would never think of. Hey maybe that is why it is called a challenge! LOL

Anyway this is what I came up with.

Thanks for looking

Sunday, February 3, 2008


SUPERBOWL SUNDAY has arrived! I am so excited for the game tonight!

Go Patriots! Go Patriots!

I made this card for the SC Limited supply challenge on SCS Friday. You had to make a card inspired by the two teams colors or a hunky player or football related in someway while limiting your layers tools and embellishments.

Of Course I chose my teams colors of Red Navy and White!
Here is the card, I tried my first kickstand style card! I love this! The inside says "Patriots Style"
Happy Birthday. My Dad will love this card! SHHH don't tell him. LOL

I used
SU Touchdown stamp set,
Red white navy SU Paper
Tools Corner punch
Ink Black pad , Black Sakura pen and yellow and red markers
Embellishment Football brad.

Thanks for looking
Off to get my snacks ready for the game!!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

More SCS Challenges

Card #1 was for SCS Wednesday sketch challenge! It has the cutest heart stamp on the BG but it is hard to see in the photo
Card #2 was also made for SCS weekly sketch challenge. It used SU Best Border stamp which has not seen ink in years! I don't know why because I love the image!
Card #3 was made for the SC ways to use it challenge. You had to incorporate the use of staple in the design. I tried to come up with a new method for using them but alas the babies woke too early so I had to stick with a tried and true measure of attaching the ribbon with the staples.
This is also the same set used in the card above, just cut with the punches.

Thanks for looking Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

SCS Color Challenge! YO-YO Yellow Yucky!!

Ok SO I get to play on SCS Color challenge and what color combo is it? YO YO YELLOWand grays! At first I thought UGH! and remembered this cute little duck stamp that had yet to be inked.
I also did not have any gray papers so I had to go with black and used only the going gray ink in this challenge!
This card is what I came up with!

What do you think?

Ok Off to do today's challenge if the little ones sleep long enough that is!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Wish upon a star!

I cannot believe that my camera just started working again on it's own. I thought for sure that it had been damaged beyond repair after its little swim. I have had it sitting on the computer table since it happened. I tried it out today an BINGO! it is working!

Hot diggity Dog! I just saved myself several hundred dollars. Now I can spend my money on more stamping supplies! YIPPEE!! And people tell me I should throw things away HA to that.( I am now doing a very bad imitation of an end zone dance. ) LOL

Anyway here is a quick card I made with my new Rubbernecker Stamps The inside says "When you wish upon a star makes no difference who you are" (Do you find yourself singing this sentiment? Or is it just me????) I was just playing with different coloring techniques and remembered I needed a baby congrats card. I will upload the others later, once the images make it onto cards.

What I used.........
Stamps: Rubber necker
Papers: TAC and Stampin Up
Ribbon: Michaels clearance
Ink: Stazon, prisma pencils, gamsol.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 21, 2008


SuperBowl XLII Here we come! 19-0 Perfection!!


I found this photo on and just had to upload my favorite 2 players!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

My Word!!

I have been reading on many blogs the concept of choosing a word to define the year ahead. This sounded like a wonderful idea to try. But I can't seem to find the right word. I have been thinking and thinking trying to come up with something that can possibly define my little ol self and my life.

I was having a real tough time until I was having tea with my friend Doren this morning. A word that kept surfacing in our conversation was PROGRESSION. Here is the definition according to Webster's New Dictionary:

[Progress] ---- n. forward movement; passage from place to place; to go on to advance, continue.

This fits me to perfection. My life is a steady work in progress in regard to my personal relationships, my new healthy lifestyle and career. I think this word fits my resolutions to a "T".
I may even add another word to it mid year,, (Don't want to rush this progression at all ) LOL
I have patience sure I do Wink! Wink!!

The word that I may add is
FULFILLMENT - - - v. to fulfill; to carry out; to satisfy to complete. (according to Webster's New Dictionary)

I am so impatient!! LOL This life we live is an ever changing journey and progression will always be part of our lives unless we decide to stagnate become a hermit and never change a bit.

Ok enough of my philosophy 101 lol. I have been using my new bind it all machine to make some cool stuff and I promise to share it with you once I figure out my stupid camera and get it to upload the photos on it.

Happy Hump day!!