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.

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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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