IT'S BLOG GOODIE TIME!
I had such a great weekend and my blog counter is now over 70,000 so I thought I would give away some freebies! Just leave me a comment on this post and on Friday May 4, I will randomly draw a winner! What's better than two packages of Studio G clear stamps and 3 $1 stamps from Michaels, 10 chipboard coasters, diamond stickles, a dozen mega scalloped punch circles, and a card made by me??!!! Get to posting!


SCS Arlington, Texas Stamp Day
I returned last night from the SCS Arlington Texas Stamp Day and about all I can say is WOW! I had such a fabulous time! This is the card and name badge that I made for the swap. Emily Giovanni and Jackie G. did a way fabulous job of coordinating the event. I was blown away! I got to get together with so many of my amazing SCS friends and stamp.........and of course there was chatting, picture taking, lots and lots of laughs and of course special bonds made! :) The cards were all wonderful and I had the best time. The food - spectacular! I forgot my camera (boohoo!) but Robyn, Shannan and Susan came to my rescue and took a bunch of pics. for me - as soon as I get those I will post them on here for all of you to see. A big shout out to my bestest SCS blogger buddies Susan Liles, Shannan Teubner, Jeanne Streiff and Jen Del Muro - you guys Rock and I had such a wonderful time chatting, laughing and stamping with you girlies - can't wait to get together again soon! :)
Recipe:
Stamps: Big Blooms, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Karen Foster Snap Stamps, MSI alphabet stamps used on the name badge
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Craft White
Cardstock: Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Ribbon, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug background, Name Badge Holder from Walmart, stickles
I Was Tagged! I have been tagged by my good friends Laura and Shannan (there are a bunch of others that have tagged me too!) 1. I am very OCD about making my bed when I get out of it in the morning! It's the first thing I do when I get up - I can't stand an unmade bed. I also am OCD about cleaning up the dinner mess - I have a bad habit of cleaning up BEFORE anybody is completely finished - oops! lol 2. I am an addict of Soapnet channel on satellite.......I watch EVERY stinkin' one of the soap operas! I know, isn't that crazy?! LOL I started watching young and the restless/days of our lives years ago - but then when I found Soapnet it just became a sickness. Every night I stamp and watch my soaps LOL 3. I have been married twice - this go around for 13 years - my husband and my ex-husband went to school together. 4. We have an insane amount of computers/printers in our house! There is a computer/printer in every room of our house (well excluding the bathroom lol). My entire family are computer junkies. Our computers are networked like in an office - my husband is anal like that. 5. I have been on a diet for the last 3 months - finally successfully!! I have attempted this several times without any luck. I am down 18 pounds - go me! I am simply counting calories and no cokes or sugar - pretty hard at first, but now it's a breeze! Only 20 pounds more to go! 6. I have always had a knack for typing - it started when I was in 7th grade. I could already type 75wpm error free and was in several contests in high school and won first place ribbons - I know how ridiculous does that sound? *heehee* These days I can currently type 135wpm - I guess luckily for my "day job that supports my stamping habit" I can really belt out the work! 7. I cannot stand cats - but I have a cat named Sammie that I dearly love! (is that weird?) I haven't liked cats my entire life but a couple of years ago some friends of ours had a cat that was about 6 or so months old - they were moving out of state and couldn't take the him. My husband said we could take him (he is a cat lover) - i was like OMG - absolutely not! That cat isn't coming into my house! Well he started letting him come in, then it was he was in the majority of the time (we were trying to get him used to our house), then I was having to open up food for him and fill his water bowl, etc. The next thing you know the cat is sitting in my lap, I am feeding him, talking to him etc. - now he is my LOVE! LOL but I still don't like cats!
Tag ... Susan's IT!
I am still alive, I have been working fast and furious on my cards and doorprize for the Arlington Shoebox Swap that Emily Giovanni is hosting in Arlington this weekend. Robyn and I will be attending and we are sooooo excited! I have had to put my other stuff on the backburner and haven't been able to stamp just for me..........but hopefully after this weekend I will be back on track!
Cards for the Troops Card Contest! I recently received an email from my supah talented friend, Kyla Maestas about a Card Contest she is having on her blog - these cards will go to the soldiers over in Iraq. Kyla invited me to be a judge for the contest, well of course I gladly accepted her invitation! :) Kyla and myself were both contacted by Debbi Dresser about helping with a Cards for Troops project and Kyla came up with the amazing idea of having a card contest on her blog. There are going to be several supah, supah cool prizes for the winners of the contest--Several SU Gift Certificates and even one from Eclectic Paperie (i just love that store!). There are some awesome ROCKSTAR stampers that will be joining me in the judging - they are......Susan Liles, Jen Del Muro, Debbie Olson, Jen Javorsky and Kyla Maestas. Get on over to Kyla's blog and check out the Card Contest for Troops post and get to stampin' and sendin' in those cards! Keep your eyes peeled for some BLOG CANDY that will be posted soon! :)
Blogger RAK's!
These wondermous BRAK's are long overdue to be posted on my blog so here they are!

Lookie, Lookie at this ADORABLE card that my wonderful friend and design team sistah, Cindy Brockes, sent to me! Isn't it just a cutie?!!! She only made one of this card and she sent it to me! I love it Cin, it rocks! :) Oh and btw thanks for that wonderful email pep talk the other day, you are totally hilarious! :)

This amazingly cute card came to me from Lori Tecler - dont'cha just love that paisley paper? This card is just too cute - thanks so much Lori you are a sweetie! :)

This cutie patootie card was sent to me by Debbie Seyer! Debbie, I totally love this card - the layout is too cute and the colors are great - thanks so much for a beautiful BRAK!

Aww look at this way cute bugs and kisses card from Simone (spazzgirl) - love everything about this card - thanks so much Simone!

This completely adorable tri-fold card was sent to me by none other than Teresa Shaw - isn't it just supah?!! love it, love it Teresa - it's the first one I have received and I just love it! thanks!

OMG look at this beautimous post-it-note holder that was sent to me by Angie Juda - doesn't it rock?!! I am totally casing this Angie - I LOVE IT! Thanks soooo much for sending it my way!
Birthday Blooms
I have been behind in posting my creations - wait let me re-phrase that - I have been way behind in not only posting, but creating! *wink* I sat down last night and created this cute card (actually a set of 4) that will be put into a goodie basket filled with a post-it-note holder, a beaded pen and an altered notebook. It's for a benefit and will be raffled off. I love, love, love my Big Blooms set from the SU! Spring Mini - it has become one of my fave sets! I got my inspiration for the cute little grass sprigs at the bottom from the amazing Debbie Olson - she rocks! You take the stem, turn it upside down and stamp along the bottom - voila - grass! I have gotten a ton of Blogger RAK's - they are amazing! For all of you that have sent them to me, I thank you a million - I PROMISE I will get them posted on here, I definitely want to show them off - I'm just BEHIND! :)

I WAS TAGGED! Laura Leonard, Kelly Sampson, Joanne Basile and Kirsten Dubosque all tagged me! Thank you girls! :) I now have to list my 5 favorite blogs I love to visit - that's supah hard for me because I have dozens!! So I narrowed it down to my five bestest blogging buddies.

Lula's Corner -- Laura Leonard

Susiestampalot -- Susan Liles

Confessions of a Naptime Stamper -- Kirsten Dubosque

My Inky Fingers -- Cindy Brockes

Sweetwater Designs -- Kyla Maestas

Alright girlies - now it's your turn!

Recipe:
Stamps: Big Blooms, Papertrey sentiment, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Cardstock: Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Accessories: Ribbon, dimensionals, circle punch, stickles, cuttlebug background
I'm not MIA!
I have been saying for a couple of weeks now that I have been swamped with card orders, tin orders and swap cards and haven't had much time to breathe - well here is one of the cards I have been working on. This wedding invitation is for a friend of mine and Robyn's that is getting married in June. I was asked to come up with a couple of card choices for her and this is the one that she chose. There are 100 of these to complete and I'm halfway there. I love Blush Blossom and Vanilla - they are so elegant looking. The inside of the card will contain a sheet of vellum with the wedding info. on it - I will get to that in the next week or so. Once these are completed we have to get started on the RSVP cards that will be included. Today is stamp club meeting day and I decided to go with a tri-fold card project for everyone - I will share that card with you in the next day or two. I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!
Recipe:
Stampsets: Happy Harmony, Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom, Old Olive
Accessories: Cuttlebug Textile Background, Circle Punches, SU! Horizontal Slot Punch, Ribbon
A Piece of Cake!
I finally had a few spare moments to create somethin' cute for Hambo Stamps, I have been falling behind in my design team duties!! I have been supah, supah busy and haven't known whether I am coming or going. *ugggh* I absolutely loved this slice of cake when I saw it and knew I had to have it - and that sentiment just goes perfectly with it! I don't want to be an enabler..........what am I talking about sure I do........go to hambostamps.com and get your cake slice stamp and this adorable sentiment to go with it! Tell Monica that Kendra sent you! The background paper was created with background stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms - the reverse polkadot background and the polkadot background (looks just like DP doesn't it?).......Debbie Olson enabled me to buy them!!! Thanks Debbie :) I got my new papertrey stamps in the mail a couple of days ago and I am hoping to get the chance to play with them soon!
Recipe
Stamps: Cake and sentiment from Hambostamps.com, polkadot and reverse polkadot backgrounders from cornishheritagefarms.com
Ink: Staz-On Black, Regal Rose, Barely Banana
Cardstock: WW, Regal Rose
Accessories: Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Stickles, Dimensionals
More Amazing Blogger RAK's!
I have been getting so many wonderful Blogger RAK's in the mail it has been super hard to keep up with them! I am so loving getting happy mail - you girls rock!

This supah dupah cute "bra" card was sent to me by my wonderful friend Susan Liles - this card is a reminder of an inside joke and if you are a stalker of her blog then you just might know the story behind it. *wink* I LOVE THIS CARD Susan!! I so love that you made this card specifically for me! Thanks so much for what you wrote inside, I just love it! Can't wait to see ya in Arlington at the end of the month :)

This adorable Bella Birthday card was sent to me by none other than Kirsten Dubosque, a good blogger friend of mine! Is this not just the cutest bella card evah? I love this card and I so love that you sent it to me for my birthday! *hugz girl*

Check out this cutie patootie Bella card from Monika Davis. This card is just too cute! I love it! Thanks so much for sending it to me. :)

How did I get so lucky to get so many bella cards?! I got this birthday bella card from my friend Joanne Basil. Thanks so much Joanne - I appreciate you wishing me a happy birthday!

Check out this cute Blogger RAK from Leslie Brown! Isn't this little purse card just adorable? Thanks so much Leslie for the RAK, I just love it! :


Au Chocolat & Basic Grey Card Tins
These are the two card tins that I had to finish tonight - they have to be delivered tomorrow. I am super happy with the way these turned out. They are filled with 15 different cards for birthday, friendship and thank you. My co-worker ordered these for birthday gifts, I hope she loves them as much as I do. It feels really great to get something accomplished, but then I realize I still have a ton of work ahead of me. :) Robyn and I will be getting started on Wedding Invitations for our girlfriend - about 200 to be exact! We have several weeks to get them completed. She and I are also attending the Arlington Shoebox Swap that Emily and Jackie are hosting the end of this month - we still have to come up with a card for that card swap - oh my - and neither of us have a clue as to what we are going to design!
Recipe:
Stamps: Headline Alphabet and Big Blooms from the Spring Mini
Paper: Au Chocolate from Spring Mini, Basic Grey
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft
Accessories: Ribbon, dimensionals, gemstones
Hambo Flower Thanks
Yet another cute card I designed for Hambo Stamps! I love this little flower pot - the pot and the flower are separate stamps (there are two other flowers that go with it!) I absolutely loooovvveee cool caribbean and chocolate chip together - two of my fav's! I made extra's of this card to put in some lunchpail tins that I am altering. Cute stuff! I adore my cuttlebug - the embossing folders just completely change the look of a card. :) I am trying to work on some new stuff to post, but I have been soooooo swamped with card orders, lunchtin orders and swap cards that I can't even see straight! I always overcommit myself, but I wouldn't have it any other way - I think I work better under pressure!
Recipe:
Stamps: Flower and Pot from Hambo Stamps
Cardstock: SU! WW, Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Craft White
Accessories: Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Stickles, Dimensionals, Round Tab Punch, Cuttlebug, Brads, Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
Happy Cupcake Day!
This is another dahling stamp from Hambo Stamps! It is actually just a single cupcake - I masked and stacked the cupcakes. I think they are so cute that way! Love, love, love the cuttlebug background embossing folders - they rock! I watercolored the cupcakes with my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol - then added stickles to the sprinkles.
This card is perfect to add to my birthday card stash - I have been running low.

Recipe:
Stamps: Cupcake from Hambo Stamps
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Staz-On Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Stickles, 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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