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
Birthday Bella
Yep, this is the very first Bella I have gotten to stamp. I have 3 or 4 Bellas and just got the chance last week to get some ink on them. They are just precious - I love them and they are so much fun to color! I used my SU! markers to color her in and used my brown Prismacolor Pencil/Gamsol for her hair. You can't tell in the photo, but there are stickles on the cake for just a little bit of sparkle. These were cards that were mass produced for some altered lunchtins I have been working on so I tried to keep them somewhat simple. If you don't have any Bellas you sure need some - you can get yours here!

Recipe
Stamps: Cakeabella by Stamping Bella
Ink: Palette Noir, Real Red, Basic Black, Going Grey
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, WW, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: SU! Flower Punch, SU! Word Window Punch, Cuttlebug, SU! Round Tab Punch, Cindy Ribbon, Dimensionals, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol
Caribbean Lady!
My sister Kimberly called me this morning and said she was mad and I asked her why and she said she checked my blog AGAIN today and there still wasn't anything new posted - so here it is Kim. lol I am so totally in love with the Little Lady set from Papertrey Ink - it's just adorable and you can do so much with it! If you don't have this set already you definitely need it! I decided to use Cool Caribbean instead of the usual red and I love the result. I used my new Versamagic Chalk Inks that I got from Eclectic Paperie - they seriously rock! The chalk inks are absolutely perfect for clear stamps - you get great coverage. I can't believe I waited so long to order them.

Recipe
Stamps: Little Lady by Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versamagic Chalk Ink in Sea Breeze, Black and White
Cardstock: Kraft, Cool Caribbean, Black and WW
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Ribbon, Dimensionals

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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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