Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Live your Dreams

I got to make some cards this afternoon cause I had the day off to get a tooth fixed this morning. I got this stamp yesterday and I love it!! When I first saw it in the new mini I did not think I would want it but the more stuff I have seen made with it the more I wanted it. I love how simple it is to come up with ideas with is. But Tart and Tangy is still my fav from the mini. On two of the cards I used the Sketch Challenge from last week. I tried out different embellishments on them and I think I like the pearl card better.

Supplies I used:
Card One:
Live Your Dreams set, Pretty Petal Background
Really Rust, Mellow Moss, River Rock
Really Rust, Garden Green Markers
Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss Ink
River Rock Ribbon

Supplies I used:
Card Two and Three
Live Your Dreams Set
Choc. Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White Card Stock
Soft Sky Ink
Regal Rose, Old Olive Markers
SU Buttons, Pearl Gems (Hobby Lobby)

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Last weeks Color Challenge

Here is something else I worked on this past weekend. I used last weeks color challenge. Thank you Emily for a great combo!!! I love these colors they are so soft and springy.
I did this card before about two months ago. It is from a Dirty Dozen sketch back in Feb.
I made this one to fit into some square envelopes from SU.

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Time Well Spent set
Choc. Chip, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery Cardstock
Choc. Chip, Certainly Celery ink
Prisma pencils, Stickles, Choc. Chip Ribbon, Doodles Bug Glitter Brads

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Mercy's Sketch Challenge MTSC3

Well here is my weekly upload. Life has gotten so busy lately that I don’t get much of a chance to stamp and blog. I wanted to get my April Christmas Card Challenge done in April so I used this weekend them done. I went really non traditional on these. I like Christmas colors but with spring finally here I have been in the mood spring colors. I usually do two sets a month but with the new second job I am lucky to get one set done. I hope to go back to making two sets a month when summer break starts. I use Mercy’s sketch challenge from this past Tuesday to make them. She has a great web site and you should check it out.

Supplies I used:
So Many Scallops, Many Merry Messages
So Saffron, Perfect Plum Cardstock
Perfect Plum Ink
Scallop punch, dimensions

Here is the link to Mercy’s site:

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Two of the cards from my last class

Here are a couple cards we made in my last class. The first card was inspired from several cards that I have seen on split coast. I used the SC170. This is a really fast card to make.

Supplies I used:
Tart and Tangy stamp set
Pumpkin Pie ink
Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky Card stock
Circle punches, swiss dots cuttlebug folder, Wild Wasabi ribbon

This is a 4x4 pocket card. I used my sisters score pal and I love it! Another really easy card to make.

Supplies I used:
Spring Solitude hostess set
Gable Green Ink
Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Green Gable (12x12) Cardstock
Hobby Lobby pattern paper
Score Pal, SU Buttons

We made five cards all together. The other cards where some I have posted before.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

My Class Space

Here is another reason I have not gotten to stamp much in the last two weeks. I have a storage room behind my scrapbook room that I clean up recently. So we have been fixing it up for me to have a place for my classes and also have friends over to crop.
Last weekend I get an e-mail that on of my favorite scrapbook stores is closing. They were selling their fixtures so my hubby rushed me into the car to go and check it out. I got these wonderful baskets for $4 and they hold tons of ribbon about 28 regular spools. I purchased five that they had empty and when I saw how great they worked I went and got five more that they will give me when they are empty. I also got three paper racks!! I have one now and can get the other two when they sale the paper in them. I picked up the pegs for the sticker sheets at Wal-mart. Oh and I also got two open front baskets for $3 to hold prima flowers and buttons in bags. We got the peg board at Lowes and we got it all put up last Sunday afternoon. All together the peg board storage we put together cost around $60. This will hold all the ribbon and stickers I could ever get. A year and a half ago I got two Craft Lockers and paid $40 each for them and filled them up as soon as I got home. Anything I had left or purchased since has been in tubs. So I am thrilled to finally have some place to put all my ribbon out so I can see what I have. I will now use the Craft Lockers for my SU ribbon so it is right beside my work area when I am getting ready for classes and stamp camps.
We hung some bright curtains to hind the storage I had left. My uncle and aunt gave us the table two weeks ago when they moved into their new home. The ladies that came to my last class like the soft chairs. When I have bigger classes or stamp camps I will put out a large folded table and folding chairs. We plan to paint this summer so the walls are not grey and dull. The shelves use to be used for toys but in the clean-up I got rid of a lot of toys so I now use it for stamp sets and stuff. I really love this space and I am so thankful for my husband!! He loves to help me fix up my stuff and does not mind shopping with me sometimes.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Sorry I have not Posted

I wanted to let everyone know that I am still here just to busy to scrap and post. I took a second job in the afternoon at Raceland 21st Cnetury after school. So I go to work in the mornings (normally 7:30) at Russell Primary and work in the cafeteria ( I have worked there for eight years) and then I come home grab a shower and clean-up then go over to Raceland and work 3:00-6:00 Monday -Thursday. Needless to stay I don't have a lot of time to stamp those day and when I do my hubby has the lap top and I don't get to post. We also purchased a motorcycle this week and Jerry wants me to go out with him on it. I will hopefully have some new stuff Sunday afternoon to show. Be patient with me cause this second job will be over for this school year the end of May and I will have the whole summer to create!! I hope to get hired on again this fall because I love the after school program. The kids are great and I really like all the people I work with. The program is awesome!! I work with third graders. I get to do art and craft for enrichment!! How cool is that!!

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Friday, April 04, 2008

Got Cows??? WSC42

I love these cows from The Angel Company!!! My sister sells TAC and I order this set last week. She brought it to me Tuesday afternoon but today was the first change I got to play with them. I have been working on getting everything cut and ready for my stamp camp the end of this month. I know that it is over three weeks away but I did not want to stress myself getting it ready at the last minute. This is my first camp and I had 7 sign up to attend!! I am so excited!! Anyways back to the cows. I used Beate’s weekend sketch on both cards.

Supplies I used:
An’udder Birthday, Sizzlin’ Summer TAC, Reasons to Smile SU
Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Flair Pattern Paper
Basic Black Ink
Marvy Scallop Punches, SU Flower Punch, Circle Punch, Prisma Pencil, Prima Flowers, Jewels, Doodle Bug Sugar Brads

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I've Been Nominated!!!

I've been awarded the Arte y Pico award by Kathy Hatzke at

Thanks so much for thinking of me!!

Here's the rules:

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.
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5. To show these rules.

Here are the wonderful and creative bloggers I am nominating

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Some Guy Cards

I find it really hard to make guy cards!! I wanted to come up with a few to have on hand. Here is what I came up with.

Supplies I used:
Lovely as a Tree, Loads of Love Su sets, Tool Time, Free with Purchase The Angel Company Sets
Garden Green, So saffron, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red. Very Vanilla card stock
Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa ink pads
Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Creamy Caramel Markers
Circle punches, designer label punch, sm and lg oval punches
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CCC08 Second Set for March

I am a little behind on the Christmas Card Challenge. I am making 20 instead of 10 a month so I will have extras already made up for soldiers. I used the same stamp set on all the cards I made for March.

Supplies I used:
Season of Joy set
Real Red, Glorious Green, Whisper White cardstock
Whisper White Craft ink, Real Red ink
Swiss Dot CB folder, SU scallop punch, Circle punch, SU wide red ribbon

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Autumn’s Baby Pictures

I have been off this week for Spring Break and have enjoyed getting some projects done. One of them was these three pages I completed for my Mother-in-Laws (Judy) book. I had a lot of pictures with everyone holding Autumn so I ended up with a three page spread. I guess I have been really into orange and pink lately. I found some doodle bug paper with orange and pink stripes and it went from there. The large pink button in the middle of the orange flower was from a sweater that belonged to Judy’s mom, my daughters Great Grandmother. They gave me her sweater after she passed away and I used it until it had holes in it. I took all the buttons off and I am saving them for special pages. I don’t think the pictures of the completed pages are all that great and may replace them tomorrow.

A New Little Someone stamp set
Only Orange, Pixie and Passion Pinks Doodle Bug Design paper
Basic Grey ink
Prima flowers, buttons

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