Thursday, January 31, 2008

A birthday card!

I have a new magnolia card today! The inside of the card is to the right! This card is for one of my co-workers who is turning 60 next Wednesday. I hope she likes the card!

The deets:

Stamps: magnolia, CTMH card sentiments, Kelly Panacci borders, SU canvas

Inks: Versafine, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, sakura stardust gel pens, Brilliance dew drop

Paper: SU bashful blue, georgia, pacific cardstock, pocket full of posies matstack

Accessories: brads, SU ribbon, I cut the circle with my nestablilities.

Thank you for all the comments that I receive!! It really makes my day!!

I was tagged!

I got tagged the other day, but didn't have a chance to post it! It is from my amazing mother, here's the link to her blog....artfully ila

It is the you make my day award!
Here are the rules....

"Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times." If you've already been tagged ...just consider it a honor from me to you!

10 people to tag....Wow, I just don't know who to choose!!

Ila (gotta tag my Mom back, her blog is amazing!!)










There are so many great blogs out there, that it was soooo hard to just pick 10!! I hope these inspire you as much as they have inspired me!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Valentine fishin' froggie

Ok guys, I guess it's time to sit down and make some cards, cause we sure can't go outside here!!! It's anywhere from 30-50 below with the wind. I am hiding in my house, wish I could call to work and tell them that it is too cold to go out!

I have a Valentine for my hubby to share....
I used a penny black stamp that I have had sitting here for a year already. I ordered it from Morning Star Ink.
Stamps: penny black - found love, SU priceless, SU so many sayings
Paper: SU real red, creamy caramel, ballet blue, georgia pacific cardstock
Ink: Versafine black, SU real red and ballet blue
Accessories: May Arts ribbon
Techniques: Image colored with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS. distressing
Have a great day, and don't forget to stay inside and stay warm!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Magnolia Calendar

I love my new magnolia calendar for my desk at my office. It was so fun to make!!
I used Beate's wonderful tutorial on splitcoast stampers. Click here for the link for the instructions.

Stamps: Magnolia
Papers: MME wild asparagus designer paper, SU Blush blossom and chocolate chip.
Inks: Versafine black ink, prismacolor pencils and OMS
Accessories: Ribbon from dollarama (awesome deal - 5 different ribbons, each 1 meter in length for just $1.00) - after doing this calendar, I went and bought a bunch more ribbon, cause at just a buck, you can't lose!!, bind-it-all binding, brads, prima flowers, 3 little clear heart jewels.

My local scrapbook store had a scrapbooking night on Friday, that I was lucky enough to go to. I met some awesome ladies, and had a blast. We started scrapbooking at 6:30pm, I didn't leave till 1:00am, and some of the ladies were still going strong!! What fun we had, also they offered us shopping at 20% off, what a deal!!

Hedgies and snowman!

Look what I got in the mail just the other day!
Isn't it cute!! It is from one of my blogger friends...Kristine, over at Cafe Ink.
I love the sparkle, and the punch used on the frame of the card looks so awesome!! Thanks so much Kristine, you made my day!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Look what I got!!!

It was our after christmas social at the Co-op this last Saturday. I was pretty excited because I have been working for a Co-op for over 15 years, so I got my 15 year award...and it's a gorgeous ring with 2 diamonds!!

And then they surprised everyone even more, because every staff member got a Co-op watch, a brown sherpa blanket, and a reusable shopping bag!! Isn't that awesome!!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Time Spent with Friends

Hi guys,

Sorry for the long time between posts. I haven't much felt like posting or even reading blogs lately. Why, you ask.... well I guess I have a screwed up gall bladder (at least that's what all the drs. think) I have never made more trips to the hospital in my life! I am starting to feel better, but have to really watch what I eat, no dairy, no fat, no spices! Yuk. what I wouldn't do for a nice slice of pizza right now!!

Inspiration for the above card, was from this card..
Stamps: SU Time well spent, tres chic
Paper: SU soft sky, wild wasabi, purely pomegranate, georgia pacific
Ink: Versafine black, SU wild wasabi, purely pomegranate, cool caribbean
Accessories: SU photo corner punch, creative impressions brads
Colouring was done with prismacolor pencils and OMS
I will hopefully be back later today or tomorrow to show you what I got from the Co-op at my Christmas party last night - (we call it the after christmas social!)

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Valentines in the mail

Who doesn't love to get mail....especially Valentines!! I think that would be the best mail ever!
I made this card for the sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers last week.
If you like the adorable image, you can get it from High Hopes!
Stamps: High Hopes - Overwhelming love; MSE - be mine
Paper: Georgia Pacific, Imagine that textured cardstock, SU chocolate chip, SU loves me designer paper
Ink: SU chocolate chip, versafine black
Accessories: May arts ribbon, prima flower, other flowers, brad
Techniques: prismacolor pencils & OMS, twinkling H2O's

I have 1 more card to post yet, and then I am not sure when I can get some more cards done. I've been too busy lately!! I will do my best to have something up, every few days though!!
Talk to you all soon!!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Chocolate Piggy

Tee Hee!!! Doesn't this piggy look like he loves chocolate?! My mother and I both made a card with the same stamp....actually we are thinking about starting to challenge each other to make some cards with the same stamps...just for something fun to do! Be sure to check out my Mom's blog for her wonderful card here!
AND.... If you are interested in some of the amazing stamps sold by High here for their website!!

Stamps: High Hopes - Sow Soo-eet Piggy, Gel.a.tins - chocolate bliss, Kelly Panacci borders, SU Linen
Paper: Georgia Pacific, SU chocolate chip and Cameo Coral
Ink: SU chocolate chip, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, ruby red, versafine black, signo white gel pen
Accessories: Love brad, SU scallop circle punch and circle punch
Technique: prismacolor pencils and OMS, twinkling H20's

Have a great day!!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Magnolia Rocks!

My Mom and I went together to buy some Magnolia stamps from The Town Scrapper, if you are interested in getting some of these amazing stamps, then send a quick email to Kimmy of Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner and she will let you know what is available.

Stamps: Magnolia, HOTP expressions, Hero Arts clear design - friendship messages
Paper: Georgia pacific, DCWV textured cardstock, K & Company designer paper with glitter
Ink: Versafine black, SU rose red craft ink, SU mellow moss
Accessories: May arts ribbon, heart brads, sakura clear gel pen
Other items used: prismacolor pencils & OMS

I hope that everyone likes the new look of my blog. In case you wondered what is different, I changed the template, because I wanted some lighter colors for spring (which will be here someday!!) also I wanted my blog to be easier to read, and not have so much wasted space on both sides of the blog. I think this is working well!!

My husband and I made a big after Christmas purchase today. He bought a PS2 game system, and since he was buying that, WELL, I just had to buy Guitar Hero III!! So far, I am doing better then him, but I think I better watch out, because I think I am getting hooked and I have lots of cards to make yet!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Puppy Card

I got some time to play this week because I have had the flu! I actually have a couple of new cards for you, but am only going to post one today.

This card has a Whipper Snapper image that I got from my wonderful blogging friend Kristine at Ink Something.

Stamps used: Whipper Snapper patient puppy, Will'n Way Puppy Love
Paper: Georgia pacific, SU real red, MME wild asparagus designer paper, DCWV the fall stack
Inks: Versafine black, Versamagic jumbo java, SU chocolate chip, SU Basic Black marker
Accessories: May arts ribbon
Techniques: Prismacolor pencils, twinkling H2O's, doodling

I have been having trouble with people being able to click on my cards to enlarge them since I started bloging. I was mentioning it to my Mom today, and she told me that to fix it, what I have to do is upload a card, and not move it (because as soon as I move it around, it can't be clicked on). I am trying it today, so hopefully now you will be able to click on some of my card!! Let me know if you have any trouble with this!!
Have a great day!!