Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween Heidi

Meet Heidi everyone she is a Victoria Case Design Digi Stamp I purchased recently, I love halloween and wanted to make this one as such. I thought she was awfully cute looks like the St. Pauli girl (I don't even drink but know this). Anyway I used copics to color her in and the word background and sentiment is a house mouse stamp. I hope you like her!

Spooktacular Halloween

Happy Monday everyone! This card was inspired by a stamp I bought years ago when stamping was just a want to thing for me. In other words I didn't stamp but loved this Northwoods Rubber stamp. I bought it at a store that was right down the street from my home called Craft Mart in Chandler AZ. The store was just like a Hobby Lobby, I loved it and it has since closed unfortunely. I believe this is the first real card I have made with this stamp, I bought it used as the gave classes there. They also sold a lot of Whipper Snapper stamps which are fairly hard to find in stores. Anyway hope you all like the card and have a spooktacular halloween!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sitting Tilda for Fall

Happy Wednesday everyone, hope this finds everyone working hard on their challenges and cards. I just love fall and decided to make this Tilda a fall one by adding the SU Fall harvest pumpkins to it. I purchased her from 7 Kids College fund. I made the card and it didn't have the ribbon, leaves etc. on it and so I added them afterward. I have a mental block when it comes to these things, I don't know why this is but it drives me crazy. I am a horder and maybe that is why? Anyway they got some use in todays card. Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Father in Laws Birthday Card

This card is for my Father in Law (Raymond Bunner) Birthday, I thought it would be cute because he and my Mother in Law deliver newspapers, so my thought was he forgot to put on his pants because he was in such a hurry and didn't drink his two cups of coffee today! Since he is aging some I also thought it was funny that way too. Hope you all find this as humorous as I did and really hope he does! Yikes.... Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I know this one is a little risque but, I just had to have it for some one special. I will not name the person in case she reads my blog.... We are having our first snow day here and I am closed on Tuesday and Wednesdays so I went to check out Victoria Case for the Digi stamps they carry and found this jewel, I also bought Heidi who looks like the St. Pauli girl. If you are looking for a guy stamp, and don't want the normal fishing etc. check these out. These digi stamps are nice because you can print them and get them now, I am a very impatient person and don't like waiting for the mail to come with my new stamps always so this is a great solution to that. The other nice thing about these is you can adjust the size to your needs. Anyway hope you enjoy her.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Coffee Card for our Supplier

I made this card for our coffee suppliers out of Salt Lake City, we are going to pick up some things tomorrow and they are great to work with. This card was made with the espressoly for you set from Stampin'Up and the Gelatins set for the sentiment. The colors are some that I saw on another card from notimetostamp.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sending this to my darling daughter who has been feeling a little under the weather, she has bronchitis and a ear infection. Thought that this may cheer her up. I spoke with her today and I believe she is on the mend and probably just got it today. I love the image, it is so fun to color in.


Good Morning All! Hope you are all having a wonderful day, I had some time yesterday and today to do a few cards. This is a Digi stamp by Sassy Studio Designs. She just looked fun for my kids and our son in laws (Geoff Rivas) birthday is in October so I thought it might be a fun one for him. I colored her with copics and covered most of her with stickles, using black for the hat and boots. Hope you like her.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hello again!

Hi everyone, I realize I have been MIA for sometime now but I have opened a business and it is consuming much of my time. Which of course it should.... :) I opened a small coffee shop back in May and we are doing so well. Our little town is such a great place to live and have something like this in. We have some really fantastic people here and I am very grateful to all of them. I will try to post some pictures of it soon. Anyway I have had a chance recently to do a few stamping projects and thought I would upload them. The checkbook covers are so fun and easy if you haven't tried one yet you may want to. I purchased my covers online from American Kelco. I have made these before and my Mother's finally wore out. She asked me if I would make her a new one so hers is the flowered one. I of course have the coffee one! This card is for my nephew Logan Cook for his birthday. He lives in Arizona so probably doesn't really get to see many frogs but if he could I bet he would be out there catching them! He is such a cutie I really thought this little guy was perfect for him. The checkbook cover with the flowers are of course stampin' up and the coffee themed one is a Paper company studio clear stamp set I got at JoAnn's then the little guy with the frog is High Hopes. Hope you are enjoying the last of your summer as I am. Not really ready for winter to set in just yet :(. Have a great week everyone.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Another Birthday card

This card is for my youngest sister (Kandace Gage), our April is kind of crazy. My daughter and my sister in law are both the 17th, my little sister is the 18th and oldest brother is the 19th then on the 21st is my nephew's birthday. I have a hard time keeping up with all of them truly.... Anyway another RAK from Linda here, isn't she adorable? She even reminds me of my little sister less the wings! Haha Have a great week hope to post again soon!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Danielle!

A card I made for my darling daughter (Danielle Rivas) she turns 27 on the 17th. This was made with another one of those darling magnolia that Linda sent me. I must get some of these and saw that 7 Kids college fund is carrying them now. I will be buying some for sure! I didn't realize how long it has been since I posted, so now I need to pick up the pace right? I am thinking soon I will have more time.... XX Crossing my fingers!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cleaning Lady

I made this card for Lynn a friend of mine whose sister Kathy is losing her cleaning lady. Lynn thought that this image was perfect and I so agree! Hopefully she will be able to work with her vacuum better than this gal (hehe). I colored her with copics and made the flower with the dp(imaginisce)paper and my SU flower punch. Hope you like it!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ding cookies are done!

Yay the cookies got all done, we ended up making over 2800 cookies and candy. There are 220 boxes total, they are in two rows at least. Thankfully my Sister helped us out with it! Wow it was fun but it was hard on the feet standing so much here is a picture of what all the boxes looked like when they were completed. The event was a total sucess from my understanding. I got a new stamp!! This is the Fisherman from Dog Gone Stamps, is he a dream or what? I just love the detail in him and I don't even fish.... Reminds me so much of going to Alaska though. He is colored with copics and the DP is BG two scoops. Hope everyone is having a great weekend and ready for Monday.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Got Dust Bunnies? I do!

Hi everyone, what a crazy weekend. This is the first chance I got to post because yesterday DH and I baked over 1,000 cookies! On top of that we made sugared pecans and coconut haystacks for 200 people. We used a commercial kitchen at the new Event Center and it is so quick. We barely got 5 trays which held 10 dozen cookies (2 dozen per tray) put in and couldn't keep up with making the trays to get them in that fast! I thought I probably looked like Lucy trying to keep up with the candy episode, minus being skinny and redheaded. LOL It was so much work but so fun. Anyway this is a Whipper Snapper image called Dust Bunny collector, I just felt the need to have her but then what is new right? I have dust bunnies, I am sure you are all just gasping in amazement but it is true.... :( I just don't have time for cleaning as much as I should and with wood floors in much of the house what can I say. I just got these nesties today from 7 Kids College fund. They have so many things and are soon adding Magnolia's too! My punch is the Eyelet border punch from SU, all the papers are imaginisce. I used copics (from 7 kids college fund also) to color her colors E02, E00, E33, RV11, RV19 and C3.

Monday, March 16, 2009

My first Magnolia, Thanks Linda!

Well I don't think I did the best job on this one, but wanted Linda to know I have used one of the precious images she sent me. I am still working on my packages to go out to my winners, if you haven't e-mailed me your address please do. My e-mail is thanks for looking and have a great day.

Scrapbooking Retreat

Here are a few pictures I took at the retreat in Salina UT, we had so much fun. The first picture is our group. The next is MaReecia, Kim, MaryAnn and Jamie is the last. Jamie is the reason we do this! These ladies are a hoot to be around and my Sister and I always have a blast. We love to pick on each other and MaryAnn (Jamie & Kim's Mother) told me we shouldn't fight because we are family. We weren't even fighting! She would be shocked if we had been cause we can fight. LOL This is an annual event held at this store and has been going on for 6 years. This is only our 2nd year but we will go back. If you ever get a chance to go to something similar I say do it!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Feeding Time

This is another new Sarah Kay I received recently that I fell in love with, she reminds me so much of our daughter when she was little. She even had a dress that was similar to that. I used copics to color her these are the colors RV11, V04, V01, Y15, 110, YR14 and E33. I thought this paper was perfect for this and I am trying so hard to use up the extras after making one card, the problem you ask? I don't like showing a card and using the same paper on the very next card. Does this happen to any of you? You will see this paper with my girl snowboarder down aways. Anyway I love the soft colors of it and thought what the heck! I am off to Salina today and will be home tomorrow night, I will try to leave a post on Sunday.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


I wanted to get this little flower girl from Sugar Nellie inked up today and I made it, she is so cute and carefree. I colored her with copics and prismas. I used my oval nestabilities to cut it out and roughed up the edges with my SU tool, sewed around the edges with my machine and it was done. Oops forgot the hardware and inking. Hope you enjoy her as much as I do. My Sister Ann and I are off to Salina Utah next friday for a annual scrapbooking event there, it is a blast there must be 150 or more women there and what fun we have. Our group alone has 10 women and when we get together we just laugh all day long. It should be a hoot. Wish you all could come! Have a fabulous week everyone.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A tisket a tasket a green and pink basket!

I made this basket for a darling little girl, I saw the unfinished basket at a Scrapbooking store in SLC while I was there and really wanted to try making something different, so one of the ladies I work with has a little girl. This wouldn't have to be used for Easter as it has princess papers on it. Hope you all get a chance to make something new once in awhile it helps change things up a little!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I got an award!

I got this lovely award from Linda and Zee thanks so much ladies! I must pass this on to other (changed this due to time restrictions!) wonderful bloggers so here are my picks. Bev Barbara Lauri Cathleen Jenny Sandra Lori

Sunday, March 1, 2009

My new purse, handmade by me (and a friend)

So how about this purse? I just love it, I haven't sewn for 20 years and some friends of mine are making all these bags and purses so I wanted in on the fun. This pattern can be found at Lola Again Blogspot. I made this with Lisa's help, she is a fantastic seamstress and helped me sooooo much, Thanks Lisa!

Fun stuff from Linda

Look at the great stuff I received from Linda yesterday! She sent me lots of Magnolia images and this great book, and to top it all off a fabulous card. This was all for the fun giveaway she had on her blog and I have one too. Mine is full but if you trace around the people that joined mine you might be able to get in on one of these, so fun. Now I just need to get my stuff sent off...... Thanks so much Linda you are one terrific person!

And the winner is.......

Annelies you are the winner of 5 brand new Dog Gone Stamps, I need to get your address and I will get them sent out to you asap! Congratulations and thanks everyone for playing!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hambo Soda Shop Pigs

Don't they look happy? These are the soda shop pigs from Hambo stamps. Just a quick card for today. I loved this paper with them, it has all kinds of desserts listed on it how perfect is that? LOL I used my copics to color them and some twinkling H20's for highlighting. I am trying to learn how to sketch and having not the best time of it, I have a project due for a class I am taking tomorrow so staying busy with that instead of stamping. Have a great day and check back soon.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Grand Opening

I made a second card for the challenge, only much brighter, is it too bright? Hi everyone, today is the Grand Opening for our new Event Center in our small town, it will be a nice addition. I made this card for Jennifer the Director of the Center, she has been working very hard on getting this all put together I am sure and she is new to our town also. This is the SCS sketch challenge for this week also you can check that out on the link. I hope she likes it, what do you think?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fun give away! Please read details.

I "won" a gift by leaving one of the first 5 comments on Linda's Crafty Creations so now I'll see who my first 5 are. The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you! (there is a possibility it will be a purchased item instead of homemade or both) This offer does have some restrictions and limitations: 1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make! 2- What I create will be just for you. 3- It'll be done sometime this year (I will want to get it done ASAP so it will be in the next month or so). 4- You have no clue what it's going to be. 5-The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog! (then come here and post, I WILL check your blog *wink*) The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!So....who will be the first 5 people?????

Mojo Monday

I love doing these challenges, sketch challenges by far are my favorite. This is another Mojo Monday sketch. I used MME paper and didn't get the image centered as well as I would have liked, this snowboarder is another of the Dog Gone Stamps. I think this one is so cute and versatile for a girl or boy. My 2nd layer on the right top part of the card didn't show as much as it should have probably. this is colored with copics, I have just received some more to add to my small collection so I feel I need to use them. If you like sketch challenges try this one out, they have lots of people who do them and Julee does a great job. Thanks Julee!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Today I am offering up some blog candy girls! Dog Gone Stamps has agreed to give me 5 stamps to give a way, these stamps include. 2 Elephants, Dracula, Suspicious Pup (I will try to post him tomorrow) A scene from the sea and the Baby stamp which is found under Easter area. I know what I am getting because I have a hot line to the owner who is a dear friend of mine....All you need to do is: 1. Sign my guest book at the bottom 2. Leave a brief comment on this link. (Your e-mail won't show on my guestbook) (If you don't leave me away to notify you, it will be up to you check back. If I don't hear from the winner by the 2nd I will pick a new one.) 3. For a second chance, put a link on your blog about this offer! I will draw a winner on February 28th. Good luck ladies. DGS has also just released new stamps. They are very special and have a terrific story behind them. Nancy the owner of DGS's Mother did these quill pen drawings back in the 1920's. What an amazing tribute to an amazing artist!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

FS106 Julie Lacey

It's Featured stamper day and Julie Lacey is the gal to case. Here is a link to her fabulous gallery. If you love layers you will love Julie's cards, she is the queen of layers. I had a difficult time using this many (actually made two cards but the first didn't have enough layers). Anyway meet Nikko one of the new stamps from Dog Gone Stamps, isn't he adorable. He just looks like he is saying let's go play! Hope you all take a look at the blog candy down a couple of posts and have a great day girls!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Dog Gone Stamps Card Sketch Challenge

This is my card following the sketch, it is also the suspicious pup that will be one on the 5 stamps being given in the blog candy below. Here is this weeks card sketch challenge ladies, if you do one I would love to hear from you so I can check out your cards and leave you comments. These are created by Jana one of the design team members. Here is her submission. Don't forget to enter for the blog candy below!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Custard Valentine

Today's card is one for my children, even though they are grown I love making them a special card for special occassions. They told me after Christmas when I sent them and everyone store bought cards that it just wasn't the same and they missed my cards because they treasure them. How sweet is that? So I hurriedly made them (and their significant others) a card to get in the mail tomorrow. I really love this cow called "Custard" from Sugar Nellie and I just got it in the mail. So had to ink him up and dirty him.... I hope you all enjoy him as much as I enjoyed making these.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Blog Candy

Check out this candy girls. Sharon has a couple of great stamps available.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Today is Featured Stamper over at SCS today's Feature is Karen Dunbrook. This is my case of her card seen here. I hope I did it justice. It is so much fun to participate in these challenges and go look at all the wonderful galleries. There are so many that you never even see, because of timing I suppose. Any way if you get a chance go over and play it is tons of fun.

Sarah Kay

I didn't get my new Dog Gone Stamps today but I did however get this and 3 other darling Sarah Kay Stamps. This little girl reminds me so much of my daughter when she was little I just had to have it. Forgive the coloring, I don't think it turned out the best it is anyway. I am going to try to get my blog candy together and put it on sometime this week, just a hint I have asked Nancy with Dog Gone Stamps to donate some of her darling stamps and she said yes! So I just need to decide what else will be going with it and let you all know. Check back more later.