Friday, April 25, 2008

Bloomin' Beautiful Stamps

I just received this set last night, I have been wanting it for a few weeks now and thought I better get it before it was too late. This set is out of the Mini occasions catalog which closes at the end of the month. I wasn't sure it would make it into the new catalog. For the colors I chose the base is pale plum and layered with Whisper White, then used Almost Amethyst that was cuttlebugged for the next layer. I then did a white and pale plum again with the image. The image was painted with reinkers in both the same colors and certainly celery for the stem. I used itty bitty backgrounds for the dots in pale plum again. Just a few spots of stickles for the shine.
I took my music player off, I read somewhere that most people don't like them on blogs and I do understand everyone has different tastes in music. Please leave feedback if you would like regarding this, I am always interested in other peoples feelings on anything. If you get a chance drop down to the bottom of my page and sign my guestbook.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

These are my posts for Ila's blog candy go to her site and check it out! Here is a link or I always have one in my blog roll for her. Ila I hope they are right!
I wanted to use Frankenstein from Whipper Snapper because of the square card, he is a tough one. I still had to cut off most of the stamped image. It is extremely large. The Just a note is a High Hopes image that I received last week. The wording on Just a note is a Rubber Stampede stamp.
Just a quick post with my card today, this is a Northwoods Rubber stamp. I saw someone on SCS with it and fell in love. I used Elegant Eggplant as my base and layered it with Carribean Blue (from the SU in colors 2007), and Lavender Lace. I used my paisley Cuttlebug on one layer to give it a little pop. I sell cards to locals for different occasions so this one will be a Mother's Day card probably, I am really bad about putting wording on the fronts of cards, does anyone else do this? I always think what if I want it for something else and I have already given it a specific occasion? One of my quirks I guess.... Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

High Hopes

Is there any thing better than a Day off in the Spring? Okay maybe some of you are saying ...yes, but my guess is most of you are saying NO. I just love spring , today I had a day off and cleaned the house! My hubby will be shocked when he comes home... I was even happier when I checked my mail and found that my High Hopes stamps came in. I have been waiting for them because well *sigh* I am a High Hopes Virgin, until today. I called Tina at HH Friday concerned that I hadn't gotten them, she was so very sweet and pleasant to chat with. Did you know you can make ornaments with stamps, she was telling me about these and she has some on her SCS gallery. Her SCS name is Pickled-Tink. Anyway she assured me they should be in within a few days. I'm not a very patient person. I love these stamps though and they were worth the small wait. So here is a sampling of my first HH Card. I don't know what to add in that empty space on the top left, it was worse with out the doodling. If you have any ideas I would love to hear them. Hope you all like it.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

We have a Winner!

Congrats to Lauri at Paperville she is the lucky winner of my blog candy. Lauri please send me your info so I can send out your goodies. Thanks to all of you for playing, I love some of your quirks! If you all didn't read some of them or all there are some really funny ones, you might want to go the the March link and check them out. I think we all have some when we really stop to think about it and thats what makes us original. Lauri's quirk...if I miss the first episode of a serial tv show (like LOST, or 24) I will not watch the rest of the season (or in the case of LOST the entire run) but will wait until reruns or rent the entire season.Is that quirky ??

Saturday, April 12, 2008

You Cheer Me Up Award!

I received this award from Deb at Sharing my Obsession. She is one terrific blogging friend and has some really great cards on her site. I love to drop by all the time and check out her stuff and read her latest. She is such a caring person, and has some links for some very deserving people. Thanks Deb for being you and giving me this special award! I would also like to thank Julia from Create with Me for tagging me, I have posted this tag already once just about a month ago so will give you this link and hope you will go check out Julia's site and leave her some love.
I would like to recognize the following ladies who always leave me comments. I want them all to know how appreciated they are and how much I love visiting their blogs!
There are many others who stop by my blog and I appreciate it, Please sign my guest book and I can stop by and see you!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

How are you all doing? I miss hearing from you, I see people coming by but if you don't leave a message I don't know how to find your blogs.... Please take a moment to just say hi if nothing else that way I can stop by your blogs also. Don't forget I have blog candy to give away soon so check out that post. I love hearing every one's quirks, some of you are so funny. You other ladies may enjoy reading theirs if nothing else. I made a few cards today. One is a Sympathy card for a dear lady in town who lost her husband. I am curious if this says "Sympathy" though, would love to hear from a few people to let me know what they think. Is is appropriate?
The other is a Mother's Day card, I got some new rubber and couldn't wait to try it out.... Hope you all like them and stop by often. Take Care!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


This post is for a dear friends son who has been diagnosed with a very rare form of Leukmia. He is married and a father of two small children. He found out just over a week ago by shear accident. He thought that he may have had a bulging disk in his back and this was what he found out instead. I hope that if any of you have any extra cards laying around that may cheer him up you would send him one. He has been so upbeat and positive through all that he has found out. Please if you do nothing else keep him and his family in your prayers. Prayer is such a huge help in a time of need. Thanks so much for checking this out.
His address is:
Ryan Kiggins
9317 229th Ave E Buckley WA 98321