Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Let's see some cards!

Even though I have had no time to blog the past few weeks, I have done a little stampin'. So here's a quick run down! ;)

First of all I must show you what I received from Barb for the "pay-it-forward" game. How cute is this handmade book?! The paper is absolutely gorgeous and every page has something different on it! Oh, and I must say that I love the ribbon she used, especially the white ribbon! She also sent me an adorable Bella card! Thanks so much Barb!!!

This card is one that I made for my FIL's birthday. If you think it looks familiar, you're right! I used the same materials to make this card as I did my husband's B-day card! All I did was change the sketch. I used on of Beate's sketches for this card.
Okay, this last card is one I made this past weekend to celebrate the end of our week and a half of sub-zero temps!!! Yea!!! However, our break was too short! We had bone chilling temps (like most of you had) last week. Then we made it into the 30's this past weekend and then upper 40's on Monday!!!! It was so awesome. But then our warm weather came to an abrupt halt on Tuesday with white-out snow and wind chills around -25! Ouch!!! That was a change!

I picked up this new DCWV stack (Nana's Nursery- Baby Girl) at Jo's last Friday when I was in Lincoln. Isn't it adorable!!! The stamp is an Autumn Leaves dollar stamp that I picked up at Jo's too.
Okay, well that's it for now! Back to homework for me. :( Is this semester over yet???
Thanks for stopping by! HUGS!!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

A Little Western Flair!

A few days ago my mom asked me to make a card for her to give to her boyfriend. As soon as she asked me I knew exactly what I was going to use to create my 'masterpiece'! ;) If you are a regular reader of my blog you will remember that my family is full of cowgirls and cowboys! (with the exception of me! ;)

I used the Wanted collection of dp and die cuts from Cosmo Cricket. Isn't it perfect for a western card? I made this card 5x7 so that it would fit the large square die cut that is around my sentiment. I really pondered on this card and wanted to get it "just right"! I ended up using four different patterns of paper, plus the layered cardstock base, and all of those die cuts too! I'm satisfied with the way that it turned out, but I'm still thinking that it could still use a little more embellishment. What do you think?

Well I have LOTS of homework to work on today. Hopefully, I'll have time to finish my Pay it Forward gifts later this afternoon!
Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: SU's!- So Saffron (cardstock), Chocolate Chip (cardstock and ink), and Happy Harmony stamp set, DP and die cuts from Cosmo Cricket's Wanted Collection, clear embossing powder, brad, and paper clip.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

My least favorite type of card to make :(

Sympathy cards are by far my least favorite type of card to make (for obvious reasons). However, I feel that they are also one of the most important types of cards that a stamper ever makes. And quite possibly the most appreciated card that someone receives.

My friend Mandey called me this morning and told me that the father of one of our friends passed away. He was fighting a long hard battle with cancer that ended last night. I have only known this friend for a few years. However, Mandey has been best friends with her since pre-school and is taking it quite hard. So please go over to her blog and give her a cyber-hug!

Well this isn't exactly what I was planning on stamping today, but I wanted to get this card sent right away. Hopefully I'll have more time to stamp later this afternoon.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Supplies: From SU!: So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Bordering Blue, Garden Collage, Best Blossoms, Word Window Punch. Other supplies: clear embossing powder, Staz-on, Versa Mark, Marvy Punches, brass brad, ribbon from Michaels, Prisma Color Pencils.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Back to School! :(

Today was my first day back to school... Christmas break was way too short!!!

I already know that this is going to be a super busy semester! I'm taking my last set of methods classes. So that means that this will be my last semester of regular classes before I student teach next fall! Yea!!!! I'm almost done!!!

I had to buy my books today, which is never fun. :( Does this pile of books look like $400? Nope, I didn't think so either!(notice that I even bought four used books and the bottom two books are "Instructor Packets" that were only $5 each) And the sad thing is, I'm still not done buying all of the books that I will need for my classes this semester! Ahhhhh! Oh how I wish I could spend my book money on new stamp sets! How awesome would that be? :)

Well, no time for stamping tonight, I already have homework to do. Tomorrow's not looking much better either, I'm substitute teaching at the YMCA preschool tomorrow. I love the students there, so it should be lots of fun! Maybe I'll get some stampin' time in tomorrow night! Thanks for stopping by!!!


Monday, January 07, 2008

Birthday Wishes!!!

I made this card especially for my DH. Today is his 27th birthday!!! Happy Birthday Andy! I love you!!!

He absolutely loves to hunt and fish, so I decided to go with an "outdoorsy" theme. I don't have a lot of stamps that are appropriate for guys, so I wasn't for sure what kind of card I was going to make for Andy. Then I remembered that I had picked up some stickers by Karen Foster called "Hunting Season"! Perfect!!! So that's where the image on the tag came from. I mounted the tag on SU's! Always Artichoke and Really Rust. I also used SU's! Pine Bough wheel and the sentiment is from their Sincere Salutations set. The designer paper is from Cosmo Cricket's "Wanted Collection", I think that it adds to the "outdoorsy" theme quite nicely. I also did a little distressing on the tag and the Really Rust paper with the brads. Oh yeah, I also clear embossed the sentiment, tag edges, and the torn Really Rust paper. I like the added dimension that this gives the card.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot I got my inspiration from this card on Charmaine's blog! Thanks Charmaine!!!

Well, gotta go! We are having some friends over tonight for pizza and DQ ice cream cake. Yummy! I need to do the dishes and make sure their isn't a bunch of cat hair on our couch!!! LOL!!! Ahhh, the joys of pets!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

You Make My Heart Flutter!

Here's another Valentine's Day card that I made using the same set of designer paper that I found in the "Dollar Spot" at Target. I really like the designs of the paper, but I just wish that it was a better quality. It's really thin and a little harder to work with than other designer paper. But, the price was right! Twelve sheets for a buck! You can't beat that!!!
I used my Petal Plus Set from Stampendous to make my little butterfly. I then mounted him on some of the paper that came in the same pack from Target. I "dotted" around him with my white gel pen and then gave him some sparkle with some Stickles. I then faux stitched around the edge with a red calligraphy pen from Marvy Uchida and then finished it off with some ribbon. I printed the sentiment directly on the cardstock using my pc.
Thanks for stopping by! I should have another post later this afternoon, so make sure and check back!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Lovin' Those New Lizzie Anne Designs Stamps!!!

Well, I just attended my first ever release party over on SCS for Lizzie Anne Designs! It was so much fun! If you haven't checked out their new stamps you definitely should. They are amazing! I want them all!!! But, I have to be good and save money for our Hawaii trip. I'll have to narrow it down to one or two MUST HAVE sets! Which will be very hard! Do you have a new favorite Lizzie Anne Designs set? If you do let me know, maybe it will help me decide which ones to order!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Something different

I decided that I needed to expand my horizons and make something different, instead of just another card. So I pondered for awhile and remembered a little note pad my MIL had made a long time ago. (I think she even made it pre-blog!) So that's how I came up with this idea. I also thought that it would be fun to include a matching pen, so that the set would be complete!
To make sure that the note pad would stay together, I used that red sticky tape to tape down the post-its and the layered paper to the cardstock base. I also used eyelets to attach the ribbon for the pen. I just made a little loop and then tied the ribbon off in the back. The last thing that I need to do is get some of that magnetic tape and attach it to the back of the cardstock so I can hang it on the fridge. Then it will be complete!
I hope that you are enjoying your weekend! Thanks for stopping by! HUGS!!!
Supplies: SU's! Purely Pomegranate & Wild Wasabi, ribbon, eyelets, white gel pen, pp from the "Dollar Spot" @ Target, and $1 stamp from Michael's.

Friday, January 04, 2008


Hello dear blog friends! Well, it's Friday night... DH ditched me to go over to a friends house and play PS3. So I'm in my flannel jammies, having a glass of wine, and stampin'. Is that lame for a Friday night? Nah... ;)

Anyways, here is a little Valentine's Day card that I made using some designer paper and coordinating chipboard stickers that I found in the "Dollar Spot" at Target. All I did was add some ribbon and a heart brad to finish the card off. I guess I'm still in the "keeping it simple" mode!

Thanks for stopping by this Friday night!


Thursday, January 03, 2008

Another simple card

This is a simple little card that I whipped up today to send to some friends that are going on vacation with us in March. Did I tell you we were going to Hawaii to visit my DH's sister?

We bought our plane tickets clear back in August because they were SO cheap. We were really excited that we got such a great deal! But our excitement was short lived because about a month and a half ago we got an e-mail from the airline saying that our flights were cancelled and that we needed to book new flights! Ugh!!!
We were really frustrated because we knew we wouldn't be able to find tickets for that price again!
Well, it must have been our lucky day when our friend was scoping out prices and found tickets on the same days that we were originally flying on, with better departure and arrival times, and a $100 cheaper than our first ones!!! How lucky are we?!!! Of course he snagged those up fast, and we officially were going to Hawaii again! Yea!!!
Anyways, I had to mail our friends the money for our tickets today since he was the one that purchased them on-line. So I thought that it would be fun to put the check in a festive card. Hence the palm trees and the "vacation" stamp.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll have time to make a card that isn't quite so simple! ;)
Thanks for stopping by! HUGS!!!

Supplies: Palm tree dollar stamp from Michael's, "vacation" stamp from Clearly Wordsworth, prisma color pencils, and Whisper White & Wild Wasabi cardstock from SU!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


Hello friends! I hope you have enjoyed the 2nd day in 2008! Can you believe it? Where does the time go? I spent the 2nd day in '08 packing away Christmas decorations and Christmas trees. I love having my Christmas trees up, but I'm always ready to take them down after the 1st and regain "space" in our home again. So while I was taking down all of our decorations I decided that I needed to "simplify" our home. Not only pack away the holiday stuff but also get rid of the junk, stuff, stored items, knick-knacks, or whatever else you want to call them, and make room for the stuff that we really love and want to look at. I'm very sentimental, so this is going to be a challenge for me to "edit" the stuff in our home. But it's one of my resolutions so I know I can do it. I'm going to join Flylady again, hopefully that will help keep me motivated to let go of all of the stuff I just have stored away in boxes and totes. (If you haven't heard of Flylady go check her out!)
So in honor of my New Year resolution I made this simple card. It seriously took me two minutes tops to make this card, and most of that time was spent picking out the stamp and ink color! I know it's nothing special, but I like the simplicity of it! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!!! HUGS!!!

Supplies: (all from SU!) Whisper White cardstock, Rose Red & Basic Black ink, Paint Print stamp set. Sentiment was printed on my PC

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

CHEERS! to a new year!!!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fabulous ending to
2007 and a glorious start to 2008, no matter how you celebrated! We had a small get together with four of our closest friends last night, Jon & Mandey and Chad & Karmen. I made a bunch of food, we had drinks, and we played Guitar Hero until the wee hours of the morning! Jon and Mandey spent the night here, so they wouldn't have to worry about traveling home last night.

So now Mandey and I are "hunkered down" in my craft room (still in our jammies) stampin' up a storm! I think stampin' in your jammies is a pretty good way to start a new year! Don't you?
To make this card I used pp from DCWV's The Glitter Stack, SU's! Whisper White, Basic Black, Going Grey, and In Any Event stamp set. I also used their detailed embossing powder to stamp the image. I printed the sentiment on my computer. I added some extra glitter to the glasses with my stickles and then finished the card with some black ribbon, silver brad and my date stamp.

Thanks for stopping by today! HUGS!!!