Valentine's Day Hanna!
This is the newest release from Hanna Stamps that will be available this Friday, January 4. This set is just too stinkin' cute! There are 14 different stamps in this set and they are all amazing! I colored Hanna's dress with my copics then went back with my Regal Rose Stampin' Write Pen and made polkadots all over her dress. Her purse has stickles and a dot of Liquid Pearls. Her necklace and earrings are also liquid pearls. I also gave her polished toenails, which are really hard to see in the photo. Yep, Hanna is sporting a short "do" in this set, but don't worry she will soon make another debut with longer locks! I used Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink and Purely Pomegrante - these colors are Yummo together!!!! I will have more DT sneak peeks throughout the week.
Altered Lunchpail Tin
This is a lunchpail tin I decorated a couple of weeks ago - it was ordered by one of the teacher's at Morgan's school. I think it turned out really cute - I wanted to keep it for myself! *wink* I filled it with fifteen cards, envies and of course a matching pen. She loved it!

I will be working on several projects over the next few days for some sneak peeks for the My Favorite Things and Hanna Stamps new releases, you won't want to miss these because the newest sets are amazing!

We are just a few days away from a brand new year! I will be giving away some blog candy in a few days to celebrate the new year and to celebrate more than 200,000 hits to my blog since I started a little over a year ago!! Keep your eyes peeled!
UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
I am going to be changing up my blog and giving it a little facelift! My good friend and fellow design team member, Beth Silaika, made me the most adorable new Blog Banner and I can't wait to show it to you all. Beth will be installing it for me tonight!! Beth did a wonderful job! Thanks Bethie, love ya much! *muah* If you are looking for a new banner or maybe a new watermark for your photos check out Freckled Fun Designs and let Beth create something adorable for ya!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
I haven't posted in a few days - I have been taking care of Morgan, trying to finish my christmas shopping and attempting to finish the projects I have been working on. I finally finished! lol

This is an Elzybelle card I made a few weeks ago for a card order and for my stamp club and I completely forgot to share it - so here it is. I just love these little girls carrying the tree, it is just sooooo cute! I have so enjoyed working on my christmas cards and was sad to see them go. I just love christmas!

Thank you for all your kind words and emails concerning Morgan's surgery - she did well and is starting to recover - she is still having some pain, but we are keeping that under control. She is eating and drinking well - that's a great sign! I hope 2008 is much better for her and her throat infections are down to a minimum!

Have a great Christmas and enjoy the time with your family! I will be back in a day or two.

Recipe
Stamps: Elzybelle Girls with Tree, 'Tis the Season by Hanna Stamps
Ink: Real Red, Palette Noir
Cardstock: WW, Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Tulip Puffy Paint, Grosgrain Ribbon, Stickles, Dimensionals, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches, Copic Markers
Happy Holidays!
Can I just say how much I LOVE this image?!! It was the main reason I bought Big on Christmas. This card came together so easily and looks really elegant IRL. This is one of my personal christmas cards that I sent out this year. I colored and cut the tree out and popped it up on dimensionals and added a few red gemstones - the rest of the letters are covered with stickles - sooooo sparkly! I am scrambling to get the rest of my gifts completed and the rest of my cards mailed out - I think I need a few more hours in the day! Morgan will have her surgery in the morning - once we get home and I will post and let everyone know how it went. Have a great day!

Recipe:
Stamps: SU! Big on Christmas
Cardstock: Real Red, WW, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Brads, Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Gemstones, Stickles and Dimensionals.
Chillin' - Just for Me
I am FINALLY making some christmas things just for myself - well actually for me to give away. I made a few of these to add to my christmas cards that I will be giving out - I made several different christmas cards this year, instead of making them all the same. This has to be my absolute favorite card I have made so far. I wasn't sure about the color combo when I was putting everything together, but once I finished - oh, I was in love! The set is Baby It's Cold Outside by MFT! I used Tulip Puffy Paint for the snow and dazzling diamonds on the snowman, hat and scarf - it's soooo sparkly! I still have a few christmas presents left to purchase and wrap and a few projects to complete.

My daughter Morgan will be having a tonsillectomy this Thursday morning, she has been having chronic tonsillitis for the last 5 months and pretty much gets sick at least once a month - it's awful! She has missed several days of school since the beginning of the school year. The dr. says that the surgery will make her feel so much better and have less illness - I'm all for that! Keep her in your thoughts :)

Recipe
Stamps: Baby It's Cold Outside by MFT
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: WW, Cool Caribbean, Taken with Teal, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Copic Markers, Oval Punches, Photo Corner Punches, Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Gemstones, SU! Wasabi Stitched Ribbon.
Perfect Package Hanna
This is the newest release from Hanna Stamps and it is absolutely TDF! Perfect Package - You can use this set year round, not just as a christmas set. This would make great birthday cards! My DD's have so many cute socks so I couldn't resist giving Hanna some polka dot socks! I colored Hanna with my copics and then gave her some sparkle with my Cotton Candy and Xmas Red Stickles. I made a few of these to use for my christmas cards. I am still working on all my christmas gifts and my christmas projects - I'm swamped!
Recipe:
Stamps: Perfect Package, Sentiment by Papertrey Ink
Ink: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Palette Noir
Cardstock: WW, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Gemstones, Copics, Cuttlebug, Dimensionals, Scallop Circle Punch, Stickles, Grosgrain Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch
Merry Christmas Lizzie Anne Style
I bought Holiday Cheer from Lizzie Anne Designs a couple of weeks ago and hadn't had the chance to get any ink on it. I was finishing up some christmas cards on Sunday and decided I needed to pull it out and make a few cards. I paired it up with Kraft and Purely Pomegranate. I used Dazzling Diamonds on the trees (they are sooooo sparkly!) and stickles on the background. I have been hoarding this satin pomegranate ribbon - I just hating cutting into it because I only bought one roll! (what was I thinking?)

I am finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel in my card orders - I still have yet to finish my own christmas cards, I am hoping to have those completed by the end of this week. I still haven't finished my christmas shopping and we are having our work christmas party tomorrow and I still haven't bought my chinese christmas gift! Oh and did I mention I need groceries?!

Recipe
Stamps: Holiday Cheer by Lizzie Anne Designs
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Craft White
Cardstock: Kraft, WW, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Gemstones, Photo Corner Punch, Dimensionals and Stickles.

Stamp Club Projects and Hanna's Tree
I love this tree from the Tis The Season set from Hanna Stamps. I wanted to make a fairly simple christmas card because I had so many to make and decided to use this tree - this card is gorgeous IRL - I added dazzling diamonds to the tulip puffy paint before I heated it with my heat gun - it's soooo sparkly! I added some red gemstones for ornaments. Wild Wasabi and Real Red is a great traditional christmas color combo.
I have stamp club today and made several different projects to share with everybody......we are making peppermint pattie sandwiches with the scallop circle punch, refrigerator pad magnets with jr. legal pads (jr. legal pads cut in 1/2 at my local kinko's) and post it note holders - these all make great handmade christmas gifts. These ideas are all a mixture of several items I have seen on SCS. The Ornament gift cards are soooo cute - see Sharon Johnson's blog - hers are amazing! I got my idea for the post-it note holders from my very talented blogging friend Angie Juda - this girl has some great SU! stuff let me tell ya! These holders are made with square coasters.
It is sooooo cold here today - we are in a winter storm warning and we are supposed to be having freezing rain later today - this is great stamping weather!
Happy Friday!
I am sooooo glad it's Friday! My work week (job that supports my stamping habit) is about to end and I can relax and get to work getting my projects completed! I still have so many to get finished.............my stamp room is in a complete disarray!!! Wait, let me rephrase that - my stamp room is a complete mess and looks like a bomb exploded! It is so awful I can't even begin my next project, which means I will have to clean first and then start the process all over again! lol I can't find anything and I can barely move - there's just stuff everywhere! I am definitely not a neat stamper.

This card was for another order that I completed - the sentiment is from the Verve Visual set Wonderful Wishes, the punch is from Martha Stewart and the DP is Basic Grey.

I'll be back tomorrow with another project post!
Icing on the Cake!
Or should I say cupcake.....lol. This is the newest release from My Favorite Things that will be available tomorrow. Lots of supah cute stamps in this set! I love making birthday cards, so this is right up my alley.

MFT will be having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, December 5 from 9-11 p.m. Be sure to check out the MFT forum on SCS for all the details and join us there on Wednesday night. There will be lots of giveaways, a challenge and sneak peeks. You will also be able to find out how you can become an MFT Guest Designer.

I'll be back tomorrow with a Hanna Stamps card using the "Tis The Season" set.

Recipe
Stamps: Icing on the Cake by MFT
Ink: Real Red, Palette Noir
Cardstock: WW, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Rhinestones, Corner Rounder Punch, Cuttlebug, Dimensionals, Brads, Dazzling Diamonds, Quickie Glue Pen, Striped Ribbon from Jacksonbelle Embellishments
A Productive Weekend!
I worked (played) so hard this weekend and got so many orders filled it was just amazing! No, I am not finished yet, I still have several more to go! Yep, I gave in to the Elzybelle craze a couple of weeks ago and purchased these cute little girls carrying a tree - aren't they just adorable? They remind me of my girls.

The color combo kind of just evolved and after I got it all put together, I thought WOW! I used Soft Sky, Always Artichoke and Certainly Celery - those colors are just amazing together. The background snowflake stamps and sentiment are from Verve Visual and they rock - you can find Winter Wishes here. Julee is super sweet, has fast shipping and her prices are great. I couldn't resist and pulled out my Janome Sew Mini and did some stitching around the edges of the card. I am gonna make a few more of these for myself for my personal christmas cards. I have much more to share through the week so stay tuned!
My Favorite Things Sneak Peek
This is the newest mini set that will be released by My Favorite things on December 5. It's called Baby It's Cold Outside. I absolutely adore this set and couldn't wait to play with it. I used dazzling diamonds on the snowman and he is supah sparkly!! This card is one of a pack of twelve that was ordered from me - I think I'll make an extra to keep for myself! *wink*

MFT will be having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, December 5 from 9-11 p.m. Be sure to check out the MFT forum on SCS for all the details and join us there on Wednesday night. There will be lots of giveaways, a challenge and sneak peeks. You will also be able to find out how you can become an MFT Guest Designer.

I have tons more stamping to do, christmas gifts to make and christmas party invites to finish. I'll be back with more pics soon!

Recipe
Stamps: Baby It's Cold Outside by MFT
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: WW, Cool Caribbean, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Brads, Circle Punch, Cuttlebug, Dazzling Diamonds, Stickles, Dimensionals, Copic Markers, Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Tulip Puffy Paint
Movin' Right Along........with more card orders!
Yes I have been supah busy (I like it that way!).........I have been filling all the orders I have been getting like crazy! This particular card was an order I filled for a pack of thinking of you cards. I love this color combo - cool caribbean, wild wasabi and basic gray. I am very thrifty with my cool caribbean - I do have 4 packs in reserve, but what happens when I start to run out???! I don't even want to think about that! *wink* Once this order got delivered she showed her other friends at school and now I have more people wanting similar cards.

One of my very best friends, Traci, is a teacher/coach at one of our Jr. High's, she is always going on about my stuff and loves to "peddle" my creations - she has definitely gotten me a lot of business. :) I am making her something very special for christmas, she just doesn't know it yet (I hope she isn't reading this lol). My other bestie (or beastie as Susan would say!), Robyn, had surgery yesterday and is on the mend - I am gonna make something for her as well. Hi Robyn - get well soon!

I hope you all have a great day and I will be back very soon with another post of stuff that I am working on! :)

Recipe
Stamps: Priceless and Papertrey Ink
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Cardstock: WW, Wild Wasabi, Cool Caribbean, Basic Gray
Accessories: Stitched Ribbon, Gemstones, Stickles, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals
PTI Take a Bough
When I ordered this set from Papertrey, I couldn't wait for it to arrive! When it finally did I was so excited and knew it would be one of the sets I would use for the majority of my christmas cards. This particular card was one of many that I made for a customer who ordered christmas cards from me - she loved them! This color combo is one of my favorites for this year - the addition of the pink to the wild wasabi and real red is just gorgeous IRL! Well I better get back to work, I have a bunch of orders to get completed for card tins, christmas cards and an assortment of cards - ntm my own gifts I need to get finished.
Recipe
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Take a Bough
Ink: Palette Noir, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White
Accessories: Page Pebbles, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches, Ticket Corner Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Tulip Puffy Paint, Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer, Cuttlebug.
We Have a Winner!
Drumroll please....................the lucky winner of the What Hanna Would Say sentiment set is.............lucky #17 - Kim Reid - Kraftin' Kimmie!!
Here is what she had to say:
Kraftin' Kimmie said... Oh my gosh, what fun!! I just ordered my first two sets of Hanna stamps and these would go perfectly!! Thanks for the chance Kendra!!
Congratulations Kim!!! Email me with your snail mail addy and I will make sure Kristi gets this set out to you right away!
I'll be back tomorrow with a christmas card I was working on this weekend!
HANNA BLOG CANDY!
Would you like to see a sneak peak of "Things Hanna Would Say"?? I knew you would! This will be the newest release from Hanna Stamps and there are 28 sentiments with this set!


It is amazing and you are going to love it! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner at random.org this Saturday night. Be one of the first to get this awesome sentiment set!
Baby Shower Invites
These are the baby shower invite pocket cards I have been working on all weekend. I had to keep them fairly simple since I had to make 50. They turned out just how I wanted and I hope she loves them! I used the Oh Baby stamps from Lizzie Anne Designs - they are supah adorable! I used Blush Blossom and Barely Banana it's a great girlie color combo. Well I have tons more to do and christmas card orders to get working on so I better get busy!


Taylor's ATC Swaps
Taylor VanBruggen invited me to join in on her ATC swap a couple of weeks ago and I gladly accepted. ATC's are a blast to make and are sooooo fast and easy! I signed up for two different spots - the Hambo swap and the My Favorite Things swap. In the first ATC's I used the adorable Bra stamp from Hambo - isn't it just the cutest?!! If you don't have it, you need it! In the bottom ATC's I used the tree and sentiment from Home For The Holidays from MFT! I love, love, love these and I hope everyone that receives these feels the same! I am supah busy this weekend with all my card orders - I think somebody opened the flood gates! bahaaa! I will be finishing up some baby shower invites tomorrow and will try to post those for you. Sunday I am hoping to start on Christmas card orders that I have lined up............can't wait to get started!
Recipe for My Favorite Things ATC
Stamps: Home For The Holidays
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky
Accessories: Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Gemstones, Tulip Puffy Paint, Stickles and Ticket Corner Punch, Copic Markers
Recipe for Hambo ATC
Stamps: Bra and Sentiment - Hambo
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: Tres Jolie Bonjour DP, Cool Caribbean, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Gemstones, Polka Dot Ribbon from Michaels, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen
Big on Christmas
Oh yeah, I am absolutely lovin' this SU! Big on Christmas stampset! I adored it when I saw it in the book, but when I finally got it out this weekend to make up a few swap cards for my stamp club, I was absolutely in love! When I got finished with this card I liked it so much that I think I am gonna use it for some of my christmas cards - I like to make a few different varities. *wink* I will be back in a day or two with a Hanna Stamps sneak peek of the brand new set that will debut this Friday - it is adorable!

Recipe
Stamps: SU! Big on Christmas
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Stampin' Write Markers, Ticket Corner Punch, Gemstones, Dimensionals, Ribbon and Stickles.
Crate Tote
I finally decided to make one of these adorable totes that we've been seeing all over SCS. Leslie Miller has an amazing tutorial on her blog - check it out here. These totes are so easy to make and you can easily fit 4 cards/envies inside. My stamp club will be making this exact tote tomorrow during our meeting - I think they are gonna like it! I have to run, I have orders out the whazoo for cards and invites and I need to get started! Have a great rest of the weekend!
Recipe
Stamps: Circle of Friendship
Ink: Cranberry Crisp
Cardstock: Cranberry Crisp, Wild Wasabi, Crate Paper DP
Accessories: Stitched Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches, Paper Piercer, Faux Stitching
Great Stamping Friends!
Here are a few cards that I received from some amazing stamping friends of mine. I told you about them a few days ago and am just now getting around to posting them.

This beauty is one that came to me from an MFT swap that I was in. It was made by my wonderful friend Pam Bassett (4hounds)! Isn't it a beauty?! I absolutely love the dimension! I love it Pam, it was one of my favorites! Pam has a new blog, if you haven't checked it out you need to - It's called Indigo Studio.

This beautiful card came from a wonderful lady that I got to meet and stamp with at the Arlington SCS Shoebox swap back in April - Katy Clark (known as katydidnt on SCS). Thank you so much Katy for this adorable card and the words inside really meant alot!


MFT Halloween ATC's
I joined a Halloween ATC swap a couple of weeks ago that my good friend Laura Leonard was hosting - this was my contribution to the swap. I don't do ATC's that often and I don't know why, because they are so quick and easy! I used SU! shimmer paper, so the spiders look sparkly. I can't wait to get everyone else's ATC's and see what they came up with. I was asked to join in on my friend and fellow DT member Taylor Van Bruggen's ATC swap a few days ago - she has a bunch of different ATC swaps going on - I signed up for the MFT and Hambo swaps. I am so glad it's finally Friday! That means relaxing and stamping this weekend - woohoo!

Recipe:
Stamps: Fright Night by MFT
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Basic Black, Shimmery White
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Paper Pierce, Brads, Dimensionals, Stickles and White Gel Pen.

My Favorite Things By The Seashore!

This is the new MFT "mini" set!! It is soooo cute! Run on over and grab yours now, they will be available at midnight tonight! I decided to go with some softer colors - I absolutely adore Kraft and I don't use it near enough and that Kraft Taffeta ribbon is to die for!!! I had a great time tonight passing out halloween candy - I had lots of ghouls and goblins trick-or-treating! Is it the weekend yet?? I am already exhausted this week!

Recipe
Stamps: By the Seashore, Linen Background
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals, Stickles, Ticket Corner Punch, Oval Punches, Copic Markers

MFT Sneak Peek!
This is one of the newest sets that will be released by My Favorite Things on November 1 - it's called Build a Bouquet! It is absolutely wonderful - this set is amazing and is a must have! Kim really outdid herself this time!!! The sentiment is also from one of the other new releases, Essential Sentiments - which includes 28 different sentiments and they ROCK! I will be back tomorrow with another Sneak Peak and you won't want to miss it!

Recipe
Stamps: Build a Bouquet, Essential Sentiments from MFT
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Stickles, Paper Distresser
My Favorite Things Fright Night
Fright Night is my favorite set from MFT right now, I absolutely love it! I am a sucker for Halloween and love halloween stamps! I adore this image! Yep, I whipped out my brand spankin' new Janome Sew Mini that Cami made me buy! LOL I have been sewing and quilting for years, but this would be my first go at sewing on my cards.............yep, I could possibly sew on every card now! *wink* I have been commissioned to make some halloween treatbags and some cards, so I will be busy with that this weekend. I also will be back this afternoon with a sneakpeak of the newest My Favorite Things stampset - it's TDF and it will be available on November 1!
I want to send a huge thank you to my good friend Bethie! She made me some adorable new watermarks and she is also working on a brand new blog banner for me that I can't wait to see! woohoo
Recipe
Stamps: Fright Night by My Favorite Things
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Lovely Lilac, BB, DP
Accessories: Circle Punch, Oval Punches, Brads, Gemstones, Janome Sew Mini, Copic Markers, Stickles, Dimensionals, Grosgrain Ribbon
'Tis The Season!
It's Time for the newest release from Hanna Stamps! I absolutely LOVE this new set called 'Tis The Season! Isn't it just adorable?!!! Kristi is offering FREE SHIPPING for the entire month of October - run on over to Hanna Stamps and get yours today - you can't beat free shipping. This set includes 13 stamps and the possibilities are endless! I will be back tomorrow with an MFT Halloween card that is too cute - I used my new Janome sewing machine and can't wait for you to see!
Recipe
Stamps: 'Tis The Season by Hanna Stamps
Ink: Palette Noir Black, Cool Caribbean
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Cool Caribbean, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Copic Markers, Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Tulip Puffy Paint, Paper Distresser
Good Morning Everyone!
I have been busy creating cards to post on my blog and also getting started on my Christmas Cards - wow, that's an undertaking in itself. I normally don't start my Christmas Cards until late November, so I'm ahead of the game! My camera that I borrowed was borrowed back and I hopefully will have it today so I can take some pics. of my most recent work - I've got some cute Halloween stuff to post. After Cambria's post about the Janome Mini Sewing Machine being on sale with free shipping, I just had to run over and buy one. It finally came and I have been a sewing maniac! I have been sewing/quilting for several years, but for some reason my Brother Sewing Machine just wasn't doing the trick on my cards - so I NEEDED the mini machine! bahhaaa! Thanks Cami for the enabling! :)
I received an email from Take Ten Magazine this morning that I have been published and will be receiving my complimentary copy! I am seriously stoked about this, since this is my first time being published. I haven't a clue what card/cards were picked up b/c I sent several, but I guess I am about to find out! woohoo!
I have recently received some really beautiful cards in the mail - one from my friend Katy Clark (katydidnt on SCS) who I met at the Arlington SCS shoebox swap a few months back. Katy sent me a beautiful card with some touching words inside - I can't wait to post her card. The other cards I received were from a My Favorite Things Swap I joined in on - there were some supah cute cards! There was one card in particular that really jumped out at me - it was from Pam Bassett (4hounds on SCS) - her card was absolutely amazing! Pam and I have been emailing each other back and forth. She is so FUNNY and supah sweet! I think it's a great start to a wonderful friendship. If you haven't seen her gallery, click on the link above and check it out - also Pam is a new blogger so go and check out her new blog - Indigo Studio!
I'll be back in a day or so with some really cute stuff to post from My Favorite Things and Hanna Stamps.
Priceless Meets Papertrey
I have had my SU! Priceless stampset for a few weeks now and finally decided it was time to show it some love. I needed a project for my stampclub this weekend and decided on a giftcard holder. This giftcard holder was inspired by the supah talented Kristina Werner - that girl has some great stuff! The giftcard fits nicely inside the little strip of soft sky that is adhered to the bottom, I also used a small strip of velcro to hold the card shut. I am in love with this color combo! Wasabi and Soft Sky together rock! Yes, I am having difficulties putting down my scallop circle punch, I want to use it on everything. I had a pretty good weekend, but it went too fast - can I have a do-over? lol

Recipe
Stamps: SU! Pricess, Papertrey sentiment
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky and WW
Ink: Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky
Accessories: Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer, Stickles, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches
Happy Hump Day!
Geez am I glad we are one day closer to Friday - I have been fighting my strep throat all week and now I have laryngitis to top it all off!! I am looking forward to sitting down at my craft table and getting some birthday gifts made. I sat down this weekend and got out my MFT It's a Jungle set (one of my new faves) - this set is so much fun to play with. I adore 3-d, so I decided to color these two sweet little animals with my copic markers and then cut them out and attach them with some dimensionals. This card is sooo much cuter IRL. The background is Sky Blue cardstock and the leaves/vines/grass are stamped in Always Artichoke. Have a fabulous Wednesday!

Recipe
Stamps: It's a Jungle - My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Kraft, Sky Blue, Tres Jolie DP
Ink: Palette Noir, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Copic Markers, Paper Distresser

MFT's It's Elemental!
I got my It's Elemental set from Kim a while back and finally had the chance to get some ink on it! This set is amazing - I absolutely love it! You can do so many amazing things with this set. I decided to pair it with some of my basic grey DP and wowza, it matched perfectly! I also had to test out my new SU! photo corners punch I just got - I love it too! The sweet sentiment is from Verve Visual Thoughtful Phrases. I wish I could take credit for this amazing layout - but it's actually one of the Sketch Challenges on SCS - #143 to be exact - and this sketch rocks that's for sure! I got quite a bit of stamping done this weekend, even though I got sick yesterday with a sinus infection and have been sick every since! Yuck!!! I still feel bad today and have an appointment to see the dr. this afternoon. I hope I get better soon because I am in better spirits these days and think I have my Mojo back! :)
MFT Think Pink
This is a very special My Favorite Things set! Think Pink is special because 50% of the proceeds from each set sold will go directly to breast cancer research. This set is absolutely amazing and I am so excited to be a part of it and to be a part of the My Favorite Things Design Team. If you don't have Think Pink yet, then head on over to MFT and order yours now!

The Unveiling of Kristi Ferro's Hanna Stamps is today and I am so excited! You have got to go over and check out Hanna - the set is only $15.95 and there is FREE SHIPPING for the entire month of October - WOW, what a deal - you can't beat that! This is another Design Team that I am so lucky to be a part of, we have some amazingly talented women!

I am looking forward to a weekend of stamping therapy - so I should have some more great stuff to post soon! :)
This is straight from Kristi Ferro's blog so check it out!

Hanna Stamps! will be offering a HUGE incentive program that encourages you to start making items and sending them in for publication.

We are offering $100 for each and every publication made with Hanna Stamps! and also mentions our company name with it. Yes that is correct!! Example: If you get 5 cards published using our stamps, and the publication mentions our stamps were used to create your item, then you get $500 cold hard cash baby!!!

This is open to everyone and anyone, not just my design team. So please, start making those cards, scrapbook pages, 3-D items, and send them out. They do not have to be elaborate items. How many times have you seen magazines with cards and say to your self..."Oh man, I could have made that!!" Now is the perfect time to get going. There is no tricks or no hidden clause. It is as simple as it sounds. You get published in a national magazine with our stamps, the article says you used our stamps...and BOOM...$100. NO it is not a gift certificate either. COLD HARD CASH!!, well ok a cold hard check.

Get on over to Hanna Stamps and place your order tomorrow!!! Kristi is offering FREE SHIPPING on your order of Hanna Stamps during the month of October!


*ETA Here's the card I promised - Introducing Hanna!

New Stamp Company Design Team Excitement!

I have been waiting to share this news for quite some time now and finally I can let the cat out of the bag.....................I was asked several weeks ago by the supah sweet Kristi Ferro if I would be interested in joining her design team for her new stamp company - Hanna Stamps. I, of course, said YES! The minute I saw the first stamp set I knew it would be a winner - you all are going to so love these stamps!!! The Hanna Stamps website is still under construction and will be going live on Friday. Go to Kristi's blog and check out all the links to the design team member's blogs - there's some really cute stuff posted! I already have a sample made up with the first stampset and will be posting that this evening along with my newest sample using some of the new MFT stamps that Kim sent to me (they are uber cute!). The Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness mini set is just adorable - 50% of the proceeds of the sale of this set will be donated to breast cancer research - what a great thing! I'm telling you once I get those batteries in that camera this evening that stinkin' thing better work! lol

I also want to tell each and everyone of you that left me a comment or sent me an email about my divorce post how much I truly appreciate it! You have no idea how much your kind words and encouragement have helped me. It's definitely a tough time and I know eventually I will get through it.
Hello to all you girls and an explanation.............
Hello to everybody, I have missed posting for all of you and I have missed not being able to stamp the last couple of weeks. I have had a ton of emails wondering if I am okay and if I am still alive. Well let me tell you, just barely. I don't normally talk too much about my personal life on here - mostly just my stamping, but I decided it was about time I tell you a little of what has been going on and to let you know it is just temporary! I got served divorce papers a couple of weeks ago from my husband and that has not been a fun experience. We have been having trouble and have been separated for some time - but it didn't actually seem real until that very moment. It has hit me hard and has been a very difficult time. I am going to attempt to get some of my stuff that I made several weeks ago posted on here (woohoo for a camera to use LOL) by this weekend. I have the day off work tomorrow, it is desperately needed. Thanks for listening to my sob story. :)
Hello All!
Lots of craziness going on at my house (good and bad)!!!! I am so glad that the girls are back in school, I am loving being back in a routine. I am seriously dying without a camera, but a friend of mine has graciously offered to let me borrow hers for a bit - I will be getting it by the weekend! Woohoo!!!! My Favorite Things is coming out with so many adorable new sets and I am excited that I will finally be able to share some of my creations with you!! The newest releases will premiere on October 1 - so keep your eyes peeled! I came across a thread yesterday that Kim from MFT sent to me - it's for a My Favorite Things Swap on SCS! You have to go and check it out and sign up - it will be loads of fun!! There are only a few spots left, so go on over!!!
If It Wasn't For Bad Luck..............
I wouldn't have any luck at all! Over the last 3-4 weeks, I have had nothing but what seems like trouble or just plain ole' bad luck! If it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen to me. LOL I have so many new amazing stampsets to play with and have made a couple of really cute cards, but my stinkin' digital camera is still out of commission. I never realized how much I relied on my camera!! I need a NEW one desperately!!! I think until I can get a new one I am going to have to find one to borrow. I have gotten a ton of emails telling me you all are going thru withdrawals and wondering where my new stuff is - well, don't worry - I'll post some as soon as I can get pics!
Kim over at My Favorite Things has some really supah adorable new stamps over at her site - you should check them out if you haven't already. A big hello and THANK YOU! to my wonderful blogging friend Laura Leonard for being such a great friend, for listening and for being there! :)
Swap ATC's
I wanted to post pics of some of my new cards I made for MFT, but my camera broke! I will have to wait for my daughter to come back in town so I can borrow hers :) In the mean time - here are some ATC's that I made in July for a swap that my good friend Laura Leonard was hosting. I haven't participated in any ATC swaps before, so this was my first. I can't wait to receive all the adorable ATC's from everybody in the swap. I have to tell you they were a lot of fun to make and didn't take any time at all. Cosmobella is my absolute fave of all the Bellas - I had a fabulous time paperpiecing her pants! You can't tell from the photo - but her glass and belt are sparkly - I used my stardust pen to color them in. Have a fabulous Thursday!

Recipe:
Stamps: Cosmobella by Stamping Bella, Sentiment by My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, DP by Tres Jolie
Ink: Palette Noir Burnt Umber
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Dimensionals, Grosgrain Ribbon, Brads, Prismacolor Pencils, Stardust Pen.
I'm Back and I'm Still Alive!
Thanks sooooo much for all your emails, questions and concerns about where in the heck I have been the last couple of weeks! It was appreciated more than you will ever know. There was a family emergency I had to tend to and hopefully now things will get back to normal! I have been unable to stamp the last few weeks and I am so ready to dive back in! A huge thank you to a few of my best blogging friends - Laura, Shannan, Susan and Kirsten - your emails and friendship mean a lot! I also got several emails from some gals letting me know that they thought I was a Rockin' Blogger - thanks so much and I will post the Rockin' Blogger badge on my blog!!

Since I have been unable to stamp in a while, I found this card that I made back in June using my My Favorite Things Bundles of Bouquet stampset and realized that I never posted it here. I will be posting some new cards using some of the newly released MFT stampsets in the next few days - they are TDF and are definite must haves! A big thanks to Kim Van Der Sanden for your kind words and all the wonderful things you have been sending to all of us on the Design Team! I belong to one of the greatest design teams out there - your business is growing by leaps and bounds and I am excited to be along for the ride!

Recipe
Stamps: Bundles of Bouquet by MFT
Cardstock: Basic Black, Cool Caribbean, Apricot Appeal, WW
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Cuttlebug, corner rounder, paper piercer, Mega Scallop Circle Punch, Ribbon.
It's Your Day!
This is my Favorite Stamping Bella............Cosmobella!! Isn't she just the cutest?? I love paperpiecing her outfit, it's so much fun! You can't tell from the picture - but I used my Stardust pen to add polkadots to her shirt - definite bling IRL! The DP is Tres Jolie and I used my Doodle This stampset to add a little something to the background. Yes, I know - I cannot put down my corner rounder and stop making scalloped edges!! I really try, but I always reach for it lol I didn't make this card for anybody in particular, just to have in my stash - you can never have enough of those. I opened up my email this morning to find an amazing short letter from this lovely lady from one of the stamping magazines that we all adore! At first I wasn't sure what I was getting an email for, but then quickly realized she was asking/inviting me to submit some of my cards for publication. She said she is an avid reader/fan of my blog. WOW - me! I know a lot of you girls out there submit your work often, but it really hadn't crossed my mind until now to do the same. *big grin* I guess I will get some of my work together and see what happens!

If you haven't been over to PAPERTREY INK and seen the new stampsets that were unveiled yesterday then you have got to hurry over and see!!! They are absolutely amazing!! I have already placed my order and can't wait for them to arrive! :)

Recipe:
Stamps: Cosmobella from Stamping Bella, Doodle This, Sentiment from MFT
Ink: Palette Noir Burnt Umber
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Tres Jolie DP, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Mega Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches, Cuttlebug Flower diecut, gemstones, Prismacolor Pencils, Stardust Pen and ribbon.
My Little Brilliant Bluebird
The very first time that I saw this Rhonna Farrer bird I fell in love with it - I think it's just adorable. I looked everywhere for one, but to no avail! Then low and behold I won this little beauty from Sara Moore's blog! woohoo!! This was my card for my stamp club swap this month - I whipped these out in no time at all. I colored the image using a paintbrush, water and my inkpads - supah simple! I added a little sparkle to my bird and the center of the flowers using stickles.

Recipe:
Stamps: Bird by Rhonna Farrer, Flower from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Palette Noir Black, Brilliant Blue, Going Gray, Craft White
Cardstock: WW, Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches, SU! Oval Punches and Stickles
Card for Stamp Club
This is the card I designed for my stamp club this weekend. I decided to use the SU! Polka Dots and Petals and Circle of Friendship. Both of these sets are a blast to play with - you can do so much with them. I used Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip together - what a great color combo! Wow, I had been missing playing with my SU! stamps - they have some of my most favorite stamps!! Oh gee how I love my paper piercer too - I pretty much try to use it on all of my cards in one way or another! *wink* I am really bummed that SU! started selling their grosgrain ribbon in 15 yard spools instead of 25 yard spools!!! I LOVE my grosgrain ribbon and use it all the time!!! I also can't believe that you can't get chocolate chip grosgrain in the 1/4" anymore - what the heck is up with that? I use a ton of that! *boohoo* okay, well enough of my ranting and raving. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend - I am now counting the days until my vacation (only 2 weeks away). I am not going anywhere this year - just relaxing!

Recipe:
Stamps: Polka Dots and Petals, Circle of Friendship
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, White Craft
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, WW, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer, SU! Circle Punches, Signo Gel Pen
Blogger RAK's and a Happy 4th of July!
I am finally posting a few Blogger RAK cards I have received from some wonderful stamping friends! I love each and every one of them! I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July filled with food, friends, family and of course firework displays!

Look what Jen Hensley sent to me! I love this little birdie by Rhonna Farrer, it's so cute! I have this stamp, but haven't gotten a chance to use it yet. Thanks so much Jen - I love it!

This cutie patootie was sent to me by Tammy Fite. This is one of my favorite sets from the new catalog! I love this card Tammy, thank you so much for sending it to me!


This adorable Blogger RAK came from Diane Gilbert. I absolutely love this Diane!! I love everything about it, the colors, the stampset, everything! Thank you so much for thinking of me!
MFT Birthday!
My friend's birthday is coming up and I decided to make her a special birthday card using my new It's Your Birthday stampset from My Favorite Things. I love, love, love to use the Tulip Puffy Paint for the icing - makes it look realistic! I used the Faux Ribbon Set from Papertrey Ink for the backgrounder. The layout inspiration is from SC126 on SCS - I FINALLY decided to try one of the sketch challenges. I think the card turned out great and I love pink and black together! Check back soon as some of my new Hambo Stamps have arrived and I will also be posting some Blogger RAK's I have received (yes I know I am behind in posting those lol). Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!

Recipe:
Stamps: It's Your Birthday from MFT, Faux Ribbon from Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: WW, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black
Ink: Palette Noir Black, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals, brads
I finally Inked Up Green Thumb!
Yep, I have had this adorable Green Thumb stampset from Papertrey Ink for quite a while now and just had too many other stamping obligations and hadn't had the time to break it in. Yesterday was my day off and I decided to stamp for fun! I absolutely LOVE this set - there are still so many stamps that I didn't get to use, but I definitely will be soon! I love this color combo - I will try not to use it on every card I do from now on *wink*!!

Recipe
Stamps: Green Thumb from Papertrey Ink, Circle of Friendship
Ink: VersaMagic Sea Breeze, Persimmon, Turquoise Gem, Jumbo Java, Sage, Palette Noir Burnt Umber
Cardstock: Marigold Morning, Cool Caribbean, Taken with Teal, WW, Tres Jolie DP
Accessories: Cuttlebug Background, Cuttlebug flower diecut, Circle Punches, Brads, Ticket Punch, Ribbon (from Taylor's ribbon share), dimensionals, paper piercer, gemstones
Hot Stuff from My Favorite Things
This is another supah set that Kim from My Favorite Things sent to me to make some cute stuff for the design team. I LOVE this set!!! It is absolutely TDF! I paper-pieced the dress and used my SU! corner rounder to make the scallop edge at the top of the card. I had a blast making this card and I think this is my new favorite color combo - I am gonna have a tough time not wanting to use it for everything! I am off work for a few days for a mini-vacation - stamping, stamping and more stamping.

Recipe
Stamps: Hot Stuff from MFT
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Palette Noir Burnt Umber
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Cool Caribbean, Tres Jolie DP
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen, Glaze Pen, Ribbon, Dimensionals
Hit The Beach!
Hello! Sorry I haven't posted in several days, had a few technical difficulties! :) I absolutely adore this new stampset by My Favorite Things - it's called Hit The Beach! This set will debut on the website on July 1! While I was putting this card together I was trying to decide what I could do differently to make it stand out. Hmmm..........then it came to me - an umbrella! Then the hard part came of figuring out how to make it look like a real umbrella! This is what I came up with. I cut two circles with my Creative Memories Cutting System - then cut them in half. I used my corner rounder with the guide off to create the scalloped edges, drew some lines on the top with my marker and added a "pole" and voila! I used some larger dimensionals that I got from Hobby Lobby to give the umbrella a 3-d effect. I had some craft sand that I got a couple of years ago and wanted to use it for the background - this gave me a reason to try out my essential glue pad I got from Anna Wight a while back.............worked like a charm! I think this card turned out really great and I love the look of the umbrella! :)

Recipe
Stamps: Hit the Beach by My Favorite Things, Simply Circles
Ink: Palette Hybrid Burnt Umber, Blush Blossom, Glorious Green, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Glorious Green, VV
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Large Oval Punch, sand, Circle Punch, white gel pen
Tent Topper
I absolutely love these Tent Topper cards! These great cards were the ingenious idea of the very talented Michelle Wooderson - here is the link to her original Tent Topper post!! This is the tent topper card that I designed a while back for my stamp club to make. These cards fit into a standard size A2 invitation envie just beautifully.

I decided it was time for me to post a new picture of myself - I have lost 25 pounds and I must say that this new picture of me looks waaaay better than the one I had posted lol It is amazing what a difference losing 25 pounds will make!! I feel better, look better and most importantly I got to go out and buy some new clothes that were two sizes smaller lol I still have 15 more pounds to go. On another note, I am also the proud new owner of a brand spankin' new vehicle!! I decided with gas prices it was time to get rid of my '04 suburban and trade it in for something smaller and better on gas - I went with an '07 Kia Sorento - you can't beat their 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. I will post a pic of my new ride when it stops raining here and I can actually wash it. :)

Recipe
Stamps: Doodle This, It's Your Birthday
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Cranberry Crisp, Crate Paper DP
Ink: Palette Noir Burnt Umber
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Signo Gel Pen, Grosgrain Ribbon, Brads, Dimensionals
My Favorite Things New Release!
Today marks the release of the newest My Favorite Things stampset - Fright Night! There are 13 of the most adorable halloween stamps in this new set - I had so much fun with this particular image!!! Rush on over to www.mftstamps.com and get yours now!! Kim is such a doll and has been designing some of the most amazing stuff you can imagine - All of us on the design team have been receiving so many great packages - one of my most recent packages included a cutie patootie personalized MFT stamp with our names to use on our cards. There will be another stampset released on Friday as well so keep your eyes peeled!! I almost forgot to mention, I got the inspiration for this layout from a very talented lady on SCS, twoboysandagirl.

Recipe:
Stampset: Fright Night by MFT Stamps
Ink: Palette Hybrid Black, Palette Hybrid Canvas
Cardstock: WW, Pumpkin Pie, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Word Window Punch, Prismacolor Pencils, Sakura Glitter Pen, Corner Rounder Punch
Warm Thoughts
This set was calling out to me......I haven't used it in so long and I think it was feeling neglected! I sooo love Like It a Latte, I hope it makes it to the new catalog! This color combination is one of my favorites and I am going to miss Cool Caribbean so I have been ordering it like crazy and stockpiling it! I made this card for my stamp club girls - I hope they like it.
Recipe:
Stamps: Linen, Like it a Latte
Cardstock: Shimmer White, Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, Certainly Celery
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Scallop Circle Punches, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Brads

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I am 45, with 2 grown daughters and a gorgeous grandson. I'm also married to the most amazing man. I work as an Office Manager for a Hospice agency. I started stamping and papercrafting over 12 years ago. I would never have dreamed then that I would now be in the company of some of the best stampers out there and had the honor of being able to be on some wonderful design teams! This blog will feature my creations and a few tidbits about my life!

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