Monday, March 26, 2007

{thoughts of you}

Okay, I have to hurry and post this card quick... my husband is kicking me out of my stamp room!!! :) I think he's feeling neglected! I just finished making this card and am quite pleased with the results. Let me know what you think...

It was really simple to make. Here's what I did... I "antiqued" Chocolate Chip cardstock by rubbing my Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Really Rust stamp pads across it. I then cut out the flowers from We R Memory Keepers, Urban Window Collection - Boho Chic Whimsy Wild (wow, that was a mouth full)! I embossed the sentiment (a M's dollar stamp), and then doodled with my white gel-pen. That's all there was to it!
Happy Stamping! (I'll be back in a few hours ;)

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Josie's Birthday Card

I finally decided to try one of these cute tri-fold cards. It was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be. This cute little thing will be going in a birthday package to Seattle. My little niece, Josie will be 7 on April 15th!!! I can't believe that she is that old! Anyways, I hope she'll like it

I can't remember the brand of pp paper that I used. My MIL gave me a few sheets out of a paper pack that she has. It's the kind that has glitter on it. The HB stamp is from SU's Vogue Verses. I also used SU's Apricot Appeal and Almost Amethyst cardstock. To add interest to the image I embossed the entire piece of white cardstock with a clear powder that had a little shimmer to it. I finished it off with a brad, ribbon, and some dots that I created with my gel pen.

Here is a picture of my niece and I (9/24/05). I just wanted you to see how adorable she is!!!

Cards for our troops!

While checking out Oodabug Alley, I learned of a program that sends cards to our troops to use when writing home. I thought that this was a wonderful idea, and decided to send some myself. My MIL also donated some cards for the cause. Together we came up with 75 hand made cards!!! Also, my MIL was a "Hallmark Junkie" before she became a "Stamp Junkie". So, she also donated her stash of store-bought cards, which totaled 98!!! If you want to donate cards check out Debbi's Dribble.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Another simple card...

Well, I hope everyone had a great Monday. Mine was the usual, worked at 6:30, class at 9:00, observation/practicum hours at 1:30, grocery store at 3:00, and then supper, dishes, laundry, etc! Sounds exciting, right? Anyways, now I'm happily settled into my office/stamp room for the night (although, I do have to go scrub a "soaker" dish later, and I probably should be doing homework!)

After "clicking" through some other fabulous blogs for inspiration, I got to work. I looked through my pp and decided to use this awesome one by My Mind's Eye. I absolutely love the color combination. I didn't want to take away from the paper, so I decided to keep it simple. This is also the first time that I have used pp as part of the layers behind the main image. I don't know why I never thought of this before. Anyways, I love the look and technique. I have to admit that I was hesitant about covering the pp with the other layers. I thought that it was such a shame to cover up such great paper. So, to make myself feel better I used a square punch and punched out the inside before I glued the other layers onto it! I'm not for sure what I'm going to do with the pp scraps, but I'm sure I'll think of something!

Well, I hope you enjoy the card and my ramblings! Just to let you know, I probably won't have time to post another card until Thursday. I have night class tomorrow night and on Wednesday evening I'm getting inducted into Phi Kappa Phi (sorry I forgot to tell you, Pam), and then after that I have to go to my other night class~yuck!!! Happy Stamping to You!
Supplies Used: pp My Mind's Eye - Magnolia, Serene "Dream" FLoral/Teal, SU's Chocolate Chip cardstock, ribbon, and In any event stamp set.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Thanks, Pam!!!

Did you notice my cool new banner? My wonderful mother-in-law created it for me today!!! I absolutely love it! She is so talented and creative! So, this thank you card is for her. (I used the same pattern paper that she used to create my banner!) You're the best Pam!!!

Supplies Used: Basic Grey pp Pheobe-Angel Island, SU's Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink cardstock and coordinating ribbon, SU's Sincere Salutations stamp set, white gel pen, glitter pen, and Gemstones by Hero Arts.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Cards for our troops!

Check out Debbi's Dribble and help her make cards for our troops! You can either send cards to the troops or send Debbi blank cards for the troops to use when writing home!!! This is such a great idea, and I'm sure everyone has tons of awesome cards to share!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I found this paper last weekend in Lincoln. It's a wondeful shimmery paper by Reminisce called "Stroke of Luck", it's ablsolutely gorgeous! I used SU's Garden Green and Green Galore cardstock. The four leaf clover stamp is from Stampabilities and the "Erin Go Braugh" ribbon I found at Wal-Mart.

Mandey's Creations

My friend Mandey came over this afternoon. She needed to make a couple of cards for two interns that she works with, and also a bachelorette party card for a friend. She's just getting into stamping and card making, but I think she's a natural! She always has great ideas!!!

Ber's Make-over!

Ber (pronounced "bear", German Wirehair hence the German spelling ;) got his summer haircut this Wednesday. He looks like a totally different dog!!! Check out his before and after!!! (sorry, like usual my pics are dark)

Don't worry... I'm still alive!!!

Sorry for pulling a disappearing act!!! I've been really busy the past two weeks. I was planning on making cards every day during Spring Break (3/5-3/9), but I got called into work every day!!! It was kinda' a sore subject at the time, but I think that I have finally gotten over it! ;) However, my Spring Break wasn't a total loss! Andy and I went to Lincoln on the 10th and stayed with some friends. We had so much fun! Andy spent more than his fair share of the "shopping money" at our first stop, the Harley Davidson store. So after we left there I took him to our friend's house and dropped him off! After all, you can't take the husband "Stamp" shopping! ;) I went to this awesome out-of-the-way scrapbook store called Ben Franklin's, Too. I had so much fun picking out patterned paper and fun embellishments!!! After BF's I hit Michael's and stocked up on ribbon and "dollar" stamps! I haven't really had a chance to use all of my cool new stuff because I've been so busy this week with school. (I'm starting to regret taking 19 credit hours!!! :) Oh-well, the semester can't last forever right???

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Best is Yet to Be!

I've always loved cards that had sewing on them. So, I thought that I would bust out my sewing machine and give it a try! This card is really simple, it might even be bordering on "plain", but I didn't want to cover the pattern paper. I think that it's way too cool to cover up with a bunch of embellishments! Any suggestions that you have to "jazz" up this card would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks for looking!
Supplies used: SU's "Love Matters" stamp set, Chocolate Chip cardstock, Old Olive cardstock, So Saffron cardstock, white embossing powder, brads, ribbon (I inked some white ribbon in my So Saffron ink pad), pp by MME-Bohemia (Blue/Red Paisley), and of course my sewing machine!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

My Stamp Room

I thought that it would be fun to post some pictures of my little stamp space! My stamp room is also known as the office. So, on the other side of the room is our desk, bookshelf (where I store all of my text books and school stuff, yuck!!!), and a file cabinet where I keep all of my cardstock. It's kinda' nice having the computer in the same room as my stamp area. This allows me to fully indulge in my new addiction to blogging!!!

The view from the hallway.

I store all of my stamp sets, embellishments, etc. in this storage unit. I got all of the storage pieces from Target.

I think that this little contraption is actually a shoe organizer for your closet. I use it on the top of my table to keep all of my tools and frequently used items handy.

I have a couple of ribbon dispensers that I got from my MIL, Pam. I keep my little spools of ribbon in canning jars. I also can't throw away any scrap pieces of ribbon, so I keep these pieces in a little glass container. I actually use a lot of scrap ribbon now that I have done this.

This is by far my favorite thing in my stamp room! My husband, Andy made this for me! It has room for all of SU's color families and an extra column for the neutrals and craft pads. I haven't filled it up yet, but I'm working on it! ;)


The purpose of this card was to use my scraps of pattern paper. I went to my scrap container and found some paper that I thought went together reasonably well. I then used my square punch to make sure that they were all the same size. (Sometimes I struggle with measuring ;) All I did was adhere the pieces to some Taken w/ Teal cardstock, wrapped some ribbon around the top, attached a tag, and then put it all onto Certainly Celery cardstock. I used the "Grateful" stamp from SU's small script set.
P.S. I'm sorry that the picture is dark, I have horrible lighting in my office/stamp room at night!

Monday, March 05, 2007


Instead of doing all of the things that I should have done this afternoon, I decided to make this cute card! ;) I couldn't believe that I still hadn't used my new "Love Matters" set from SU. This is just one of many sets that I was able to get during Sell-a-bration!!! Thank you to all of my friends that came to my party!!!:) I started off with Whisper White, Taken With Teal, Regal Rose, and Gable Green cardstock. For the background I used the little flower from SU's "Little Pieces" set. I stamped "friends" with StazOn and colored it in using a blender pen that I inked up on my stamp pads. To finish it off I added some ribbon and attached a white flower brad. Oh, and of course I added little white dots with my gel pen!!! ;)

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Smiles! :)

I made this card using SU's Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Green Galore cardstock. I used their cute hostess set, The World Over and their Linograph background. I accented the background with my favorite accessory a white gel-pen! :) I paper clipped some SU ribbon onto the card in coordinating colors.


Okay... So I really wanted to use this ribbon and wasn't quite for sure how to pull it off. I started off with SU's Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion, and Green Galore card stock. I stamped the background with SU's Big Blossom and used the "missed" stamp from their So Very set. For the flower I used a template from the Stamp Shack. The cool flower ribbon is from Michael's "dollar bin", and I'm not for sure where I got the pink polka-dot ribbon.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Big Blossom

This is a quick and simple card using the "kissing" technique. I used SU's Linograph, Big Blossom, and So Very stamp sets. I paired them up with Green Galore, Basic Black, and Whisper White cardstock. I accented the flower with a white gel-pen, Green Galore marker, and some cute ribbon.