Monday, November 23, 2009


I couldn't wait to use this new background stamp, Medallion.  So pretty!  Perfect to use for the faux shaving cream technique (thanks, Tiffany!).  Used beautiful new In Colors Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede. 


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another Stamp Club project!  Love the embossing folders for the Big Shot.  The embossing is so much more POW!  I used the stamp set and introduced the Stamp-a-ma-jig to the girls for this one.  Some loved the stamp-a-ma-jig, others hated it.  I know how they feel, though.  I resisted it for a loooong time.  But, the more I use it, the more I love it.  Especially for those of  you who are perfectionists!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sweet Treats!

How flippin' fun is this?!  I love these sweet treats cups on the Holiday Mini catalog!  I used the Sweet Centers stamp set and Cast-A-Spell DSP.  I used Tiffany's trick for the inside of the card (so you can get the treat out without destroying the card).  Love it!  Stamp Club girls loved it, too!!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Tri-Fold Shutter card

Here's one of the cards I did for my Stamp Clubs last month.  The technique was heat embossing and the card fold.  This kind of card looks so pretty opened up.  I will definitely be using this technique again. 


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Season of Friendship

One of my favorite stamp sets.  It's so versatile.  This was a  card I did for my Stamp Clubs.  I used the Sizzix Big Shot Top Note Die and embossing. 

Ignore the big Chocolate Chip ink mark in the upper right corner.  It accidently got extra ink on it during one of the club meeetings! 


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Scrapbook Event November 2009: Layout #4

For this layout I used Cast-A-Spell DSP and the stamp set From the Crypt.  Sizzix Big Shot Top Note Die and Circles.  3 punches for the, Modern Label, and Word Window. 

Halloween pics from 2008.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Scrapbook Event November 2009: Layout #3

Disclaimer:  this layout really isn't crooked IRL.  It's just shoddy photographer skills and even worse PSE skills (and a little bit of laziness)!  LOL!!

I used Thoroughly Modern DSP and the stamp set Flight of the Butterfly.  Sizzix Big Shot Decorative Elements in the corner and Go Go Boots for the title.

Pics are of my girlies from our annual Rock Park photo op from 2008.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Scrapbook Event November 2009: Layout #2

Layout #2 from the Scrapbook Event last Saturday. 

I used Perfect Plum DSP and the stamp set A Good Egg.  Pics are from Easter 2005.  Look at how little Micah is!!!  She's so sweet! 


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Scrapbook Event November 2009: Layout #1

Tiffany and I had our Scrapbook Event on November 14 and it was another huge success!  We were just 1 or 2 people from selling out!  WooHoo!!  So, over the next several days I'll post my layouts from the event.  You can check out Tiffany's blog for all the layouts (hers and mine). 

This layout is using the Autumn Meadows DSP from the Holiday mini.  The pics in the mini do NOT give this paper justice at all.  It's beautiful in person.  Love the colors.  Stamping on the background is done with the Autumn Splendor stamp set from the Holiday mini catalog as well.  The leaves are done with the Sizzix Big Shot. 

Pictures are from Fall 2005!  Yep, that's right, I'm not caught up and I'm not worrying about it!  It just guarantees that I'll always have pictures to scrap!  :)


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wonderful You stationary

Yo.  Long time no talk.  Life without internet pretty much sucks.  I've always known how much I rely on it, but I think it's finally sinking in to Steve how much he relies on it as well.  I gotta get on when I can.  Sometimes the connection is super fab (like right now).  Other times, it's so ssssslllllloooooowwwww (like earlier in the evening).  And, more times than not, we can't even get on.  Totally sucks. 

I know I'm going to win the Worst Mother of the Year award for this, but we signed Mara up on facebook.  She's been dying to play all the games....FarmTown, Cafe World, Roller Coaster Kingdom.  It's a sickness that I've passed on to her.  Trust me, strict strict regulations are in place for her use of fb. 

Here is the stationary I recently made for my awesome step-Mom-in-law.  I used the retired set, Wonderful You.  Beautiful stamp set.  Bummed me out that it retired.  I guess I issued a challenge to myself and didn't know see how many punches I could use on one card.  Total is 6 punches to make that bad boy there.  That's my newest obsession.  I loved the stationary so much, I almost kept it for myself! LOL!! 

Enjoy.  Peace out.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Berry Merry

This card is soooooo stinkin' easy!  I have decided that this is my official Christmas card for this year.  I hate to tell you all that and ruin the surprise, but you would've figured it out in about a month and a half anyway, and I'm not that good with keeping secrets, either.  This is using a new set , Berry Merry, and the Christmas pattern paper both from the Holiday Mini.  The paper is gorgeous!  This particular pattern actually has a kind of shimmer to it.  There is another pattern that is flocked!  Soooo cool!  This is also using the new ornament punch, which I didn't really want to get, but now I'm so glad I did.  I should know by now that SU's punches are worth every penny! 


Tuesday, October 20, 2009


The third card I made for me and Tiffany's Christmas Card workshop using the Shellebrate stamp set which is also in the Idea Book & Catalog.  Non-traditional Christmas colors, I know, but this is a non-traditional stamp set, too!  I made my Mom's Christmas cards with this set last year and loved them!  I don't think this set gets enough attention!  LOL!  I love how the Real Red just pops off the card when paired with the Tempting Turquois and Taken With Teal.  TFL!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Big On Christmas

Another card I made for the Christmas Card Event using Big On Christmas.  This set is in the Idea Book & Catalog.  I case'd this from a card on Splitcoaststampers.  TFL!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Just Beclause

Here's one of the cards that I did for me and Tiffany's Christmas Card Event a couple of weekends ago.  This set, Just Beclause, is in the Stampin' Up Holiday Mini catalog, so if you like it, get it!  It'll be gone for good come January.  I used watercolor pencils and the aquapainter for the image, which was fun!  I hadn't used the pencils before!  The pencils with the aquapainter gives a cool watercolor effect. 


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Still lovin' it!

Yes, MDS is still kickin' my butt it's so stinkin' cool!  Sat down with my huge binder of PageMaps sketches and within 30 min have a layout completed. 

I have to tell you all, it may look like I'm on the internet everyday posting my stuff, but, really, I'm not.  I get in what i can and have blogger schedule my posts for me.  I'm currently having horrible horrible connection problems with my internet for the last month.  My internet provider has said that they have done everything possible.  All that's left is to come and pick up the equipment and call it quits.  I wonder why for the last year and a half we've had no problems and then all of a sudden for the last month everything has gone to hell?!?!?!  So, we are currently trying to decide what to do.  Do we keep our provider and relish in the few moments we have a connection or just drop it altogether?  We live out in BFE, so our choices are extremely limited.  I was on hold for 56 min (YES, 56 MINUTES!!) with Verizon yesterday and still didn't talk to anyone.  PSCI is coming out in the next couple of weeks to see if they can pick up a signal, for which I'm not holding my breath for.  So, anyway, I get on when I can, but that's not very often.  If you don't hear from me, this is why.  I try to update my blog and post an update on facebook when I can.  Hopefully this will be resolved in a month or so. 

Friday, October 16, 2009

Yeah, I'm havin' fun, can you tell?!

Ta da!  Another quick digi layout using My Digital Studio!  I'm in LOVE!  And, I sold my very first MDS to a friend from work...thanks, Lindsey!  Your sister is going to have so much fun with it!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Total Divas

Here's my second attempt at a digi layout using Stampin' Up's My Digital Studio! Tiffany helped me with a few edits and then gave me the idea to make 2 pics b&w and one color! Isn't it cool?!?!? I love MDS!!! I still can't belive I just said that! ;)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My first digi layout!!

Well, I've resisted long enough, I guess.  When Stampin' Up came out with their version of digi scrapbooking, I was kinda excited.  Then, I started seeing stuff done with it and what all it could do.  So, I got it.  Played with it this weekend and let me tell ya, IT'S AWESOME!!!  I'm totally lovin' it.  And, I tried really hard not to.  I'm a total paper, scissors, and glue type of gal.  But, this rocks.  Here's my very first layout.  Now, bear with me.  I'm still new to it, so I know there's still alot to learn.  But, I'm pretty proud of it, nonetheless.  I showed the girls and McKenna said "that looks like something you would scrapbook for real!".  That's enough of a compliment for me! :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fall Blessings card

Just a really quick card I whipped up from my leftover scraps from the October kit.  TFL!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Trinity Treehouse 2005

Another layout done with the BYOM October kit!  These pictures are of McKenna and her preschool class back in 2005!!  Yeah, I'm not caught up.  And I don't scrap in order, either.  I just scrap what I feel like at the moment! 

Don't worry, I didn't put any of the classmates names on here....mainly because I don't remember them and I never got around to writing them down 4 years ago.  Shame on me, I know.  In fact, I mention that in the journaling.  I hope McKenna isn't too mad at me when she gets older!  LOL!! 

I can't believe how small she looks in these pictures.  And, how incredibly white her teeth are in the picture, which is something we all picked up on after I showed off the layout to the family!  We all had a pretty good laugh about it.

Anyway, TFL! 

Friday, October 09, 2009

Another layout from the October kit!

Pictures are from Spring Break 2007 when Aunt Jeanne met us for the week in Gatlinburg, TN.  Let me tell ya, she is one brave woman!  She let McKenna and Micah just go to town fixing her hair and putting on her makeup this particular morning.  But, the girls did do a pretty good job on her, I must say. 

Everything on here is from the October kit, except I added my own ribbon. 


Thursday, October 08, 2009

October '09 Bring Your Own Memories kit!

My first layout done with the awesome October kit from BYOM!  I saw a version of this tree in one of the scrapbook magazines and was just waiting for an excuse to try it.  Along with that cute little bird in the tree, made entirely of punches, by the way!  Well, except for the little googly eyes, of course! 

Picture of Mara from Easter this year.


Tuesday, October 06, 2009

A new card to share!

I've had a great response on my stamp sets for sale and even met a great person through it, too (Hi, Susan!)!  How awesome of a world we are living in...the beauty of the internet!  I still have the stamp sets for sale right now because I can't figure out my darn PayPal account!  LOL!!  But, as soon as I do, that's where they are headed. 

Yesterday afternoon after talking to Nicole on the phone asking me for scraproom organizational help, I decided to tackle the job of cleaning up my mess of a "closet" (yes, we all refer to my teeny tiny scrapbook room as a closet).  I was in there for hours!  I purged some stuff, moved things around and just made it all around a little more tidier.  Ahhhh, peace. 

Anyway, here's a new card to share!  This was made from a Level 3 hostess set from Stampin' Up and the sentiment is from Thoughts and Prayers.  TFL!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Stamps For SALE!!!

Well, this can't wait for the next scrap sale at the LSS! I went thru my stamp sets because I have outgrown my space where I store my stamps. My loss is your gain!! If you'd like more info or bigger pics of the stamp sets, just let me know. Also, prices are negotiable. I will keep these for sale on my blog for a couple of weeks, then they head off to eBay! I will ship stamp sets anywhere, but buyer pays for shipping. TFL!!!

Ok, font is small on this one.....the top left pic is Basic Backgrounds (3) $5 + Little Flowers (7) $5 in th same box. I will sell separately. The first one to buy one of the sets gets the box, unless I can round up another box!!
Top right is Simple Something (4) for $8.
Bottom left is Wishing You Cheer (4) for $8.
Bottom right is Mr. Twigster (4) for 8.

I will, of course, remove my address labels with Un-Du if you purchase one of these sets. **UPDATE** So Very and Happy Everything from this group is SOLD!!

The set with the ???, I have no idea what it's called. I'm pretty sure it's from a mini catalog from at least 5 years ago, though. I love the sayings in it. **UPDATE** The ??? set is SOLD!

This stamp has some cosmetic damage. I let a friend borrow it and a blue ink pad and her basement flooded. The ink pad leaked underneath the clear sticker on top of the wood block, but the sticker did not come up and the wood blocks are not warped. It stamps just fine, it just doesn't look pretty! This set is a classic! It's from 1997!!! It's also missing the name sticker, so I'm not positive of the name of the set. I made my very first Christmas cards with this set.  **UPDATE** So Much and Time Well Spent are SOLD!**

This set is gorgeous when you heat emboss the effects on top of the tree!

Guess I forgot to label these....the stamps on the left side are called Holiday Blocks (8) for $12. The set on the right is Perfect Ending (4) for $6. I will sell these separately, but whomever buys one set first gets the box. I, personally, used these two sets together since Holiday Blocks doesn't come with any sayings. The Perfect Endings go so well with so many of the images, too. **UPDATE** Holiday Blocks and Perfect Ending are SOLD!!

Another one of my favorites...Flaky Friends. This was the set I used for the second year I made cards! Not as classic, but still pretty old....2002. **UPDATE** Flaky Friends is now SOLD!!!

The price is hard to see....$10.

This set is super adorable! You can make 2 different size snowmen. Love that scarf!!

Ok, this box has 2 sets in it....Stamp of Authenticity (10) for $15 and Genuine Articles (6) for $10. Right off, I'm not sure which stamps go in each set because they are all so similar. I have old catalogs, so I can figure out which stamps belong together. Once again, I will sell separately, but whomever buys a set first gets the box, unless I can round one up! **UPDATE** Stamp of Authenticity and Genuine Articles are SOLD!!

All stamp sets are from Stampin' Up! Some are more well used than others, but all stamp perfectly. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions about any of the sets.

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