Thursday, February 28, 2008

Had a few of these laying around from an Open House I held once so thought I would use them to "catch up" on Birthday cards. I really love to make waterfall cards though.
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Black, So Saffron, Rose Red, Almost Amethyst
Accessories: Chocolate Chip grosgrain, brads

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A bit more organized

I think I have this better now. I just love how it looks so organized and I only got a $40 cabinet!! I just love to have all the "little things" in one area that is all easy to get at!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

OK.. this is where I put it. I love that I have storage under it too. Being solid wood it won't "warp" like so many of my other things did. I am so gonna love this for organization. Now if I could find a 4 drawer file cabinet I would be set as I could get rid of a bookshelf and the old wooden file cabinet that I HATE!!!


Look at what I found today!!! I just love it. Don't know if I will refinish it this summer or leave it like it is.
It is big too.. Measures 27 1/2 inches long, 14 inches tall and 13 inches wide.
I paid $40 for it too, so thought it was a great deal for a solid wood piece!!!!

Sticky Cuts Letters

OK.. I had these for a while now so thought I should use them. This one uses the h from them. I used the Define Your Life set and Priceless. I used the new Fine Cosmo Green Glitter, along with the White Taffeta ribbon.

OK.. I used the Sticky Cut letters for this one too, only used the middle of the h. I just rounded it out a bit. Hey gotta use all I can right??

So I used 3 of the Fine Cosmo Glitters along with the Smarty Pants set for the words and the butterflies came from Priceless. I do like how it turned out though!!

Bethie from Freckled Fun Designs, made me my watermark!! Thanks Bethie I love it. You can't tell to well but there is a cow on there too!! Click on her link to the left and see what she has!

Monday, February 25, 2008

I seem to never have Sympathy cards when I need them so thought I would make some up this morning. I was on Beate Johns blog this morning and fell in love with her card on there so CASED her!! Thanks Beate!!!

I used Groovy Guava for the base with River Rock for the flap. Also used the Ginger Blossom Designer papers as they are a perfect match for the Embrace Life set. For the words I used Brighter Tomorrow ( a retired set but I just love it) I also used the new Chocolate twill ribbon coming up in the new mini catalog. The one thing I changed from Beate's is that I offset the flower and used my "Crop-a-dile Big Bite" to set the eyelet on the card so that the flap had something to "grab" to keep it shut!!! I love that monster of a Crop-a-dile as it gets into spaces you couldn't with the regular one!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

A bit nervous!

We got our final bill to go to Alaska in August on an 8 day "adventure". We decided since it is our 20th anniversary this year that we would do something special. It just sounded like an incredible tour and it is one of the places we so wanted to see anyway. So his parents said to go as they will do the chores and keep an eye on things and oh ya watch the kids!!!! So got the hired man scheduled and we are headed out August 10 -17. This is the last day of the County Fair though for us so I got to figure out how to get the kids projects home from the fair but hey I got time!!!
I am also going to miss our annual Shistah retreat that we have been doing for the last 2 years!! It is such a fun retreat even if I don't get to stay I still get to see my very special Shistah's from all over the state!!!! I love them all like they are my Shistah's and will bet thinking about all the fun they will be having too. Hey there is always next year right??

If you want to read more on our "adventure" we will be taking it can be found here

Hopefully will get some stamping done today but will have to see!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Easter Card

I sort of CASED this off SCS. Toy had a lot more layers to hers though. I wanted to keep it simple for my customers to do!!
Stamps: A Good Egg
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Bashful Blue, White, Flowers For You Designer Paper
Accessories: Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, Cuttlebug andNestabilities to make ovals, Embossing folder for background

Puppy pictures

Here are the puppies. Tomorrow they will be 6 weeks old. They are very playful and I am so ready for them to find homes as they are getting to be a lot of work!!

Thank You cards

Had to do up a box of simple Thank You cards for someone. There are 2 of each design. These are 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 cards. These Designer Papers are my favorite!!

Stamps: SAB So Many Scallops, Wonderful Words
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Lovely Lilac, Flowers For You Designer papers

Accessories: Corner Rounder punch (scallops), Scalloped Circle punch, Turquoise and Eggplant Grosgrain ribbon, Dimensionals, plain jane cigar box (Cosmo Cricket)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I stamped today!!

I am a Bold Brights gal so I just love this card.

Stamps: SAB Scalloped set
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Designer Paper Flowers for you
Ink: Cameo Coral, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Scalloped Punch, Black Gingham Ribbon, Ribbon Slide from Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Green Glitter from new glitters

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I stamped up these quickly this morning for my nieces. I found these cute cake pans in my cupboard (forgot I had them) and used them to make heart cookies. Of course I had to include M&M's with them!! Off to deliver them now so that the cookie is "fresh" yet!!!
No stamping today as I need to do some laundry and clean up a bit here. We have a boring crop insurance meeting today so will be there for a few hours.
We didn't get all the snow they were forcasting only got about 3 inches out there so that is good. They say it is going to get cold tonight though and a high of -1 tomorrow... I want SPRING!!!!

The puppies were 5 weeks old yesterday so I snapped a picture. I could only get 4 of them to "peek" over the box the other 2 are just lazy puppies and sleep a lot!! lol We are hoping to start placing these in the "right" homes in 2 weeks. I will miss them but will be glad to not have to take care of them!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

This set is so fun. I think it will be a new favorite for me

Stamps: For Father, Boho Background
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa Designer Paper

I just love this set!
Stamps: For Father, Boho Backgrounds
Paper: Close to Cocoa, River Rock, Really Rust Whisper White, and retired Apple Cider designer paper
Accessories: Cutter Kit (edges on image) Watercolor Crayons

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Slow day

I just love this set. It is a set in the new mini that you can order from March 1st. Our dog had 6 puppies so I just had to get this set!!!

Stamps: For Father, Hugs and Wishes
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Olive Green, Whisper White, Groovy Guava Prints Designer paper
Ink: Basic Brown, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Water Color Crayons
So I did get a card stamped. We are suppose to be in for anothe winter blast come Wednesday night through Thursday. What a way to ruin a week!! I am so ready for Spring to show up!

Monday, February 11, 2008


So was sitting and thinking of what kind of card to make. I decided I am ready for Easter ones. Was messing around with the rub ons so they are on the buttons. Do you like it with or without ribbon??

For this card I used

Stamps: A Good Egg
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Berry Bliss Designer papers, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Soft Subtles buttons, Pink Gingham ribbon, Purple Grosgrain ribbon, sponges

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Super cold today

wow we have like -40 windchills today, and for anyone that has ever lived in a trailer house they don't like cold!! We have water froze up to everywhere but our washer (what are the odds huh??) and the main bathroom. My kitchen is froze and our master bath too. I am so ready for spring soon that is for sure!
I will have time to post more on here today hopefully as it is to cold to go anywhere that is for sure!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Here is a card I am doing for my SAB Open House that is in 2 weeks. I think I might have to "tweak it" a bit yet as I am not quite happy with it yet!

Stamps: Boho Background, SAB Scalloped
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Green Poly Twill ribbon, Ribbon slide from Styled Silver Hodgepodge, new purple glitter, dimensionals, Corner rounder punch (for scalloped edge) and Scalloped punch

New to me!

Well it seems like everyone is jumping on the "blog train" so think I will try this too. Now bear with me as I don't have any idea what I am doing!! The banner is a picture of our farm from the house where we live now. So hoping soon to build a new house on the farm and move there. It was taken last fall just after a storm had moved through,taken just for my Blog banner. Yes that means I have been thinking of doing a blog for that long!!!