Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Hi All, I am so sorry I haven't posted is a LONG time, I have been trying to make up a schedule for myself and get myself more organized, and stamping hasn't made it into the schedule except for some project repeats, so you all don't want to see those. Anyway, my daughter started preschool two weeks ago and this was her 1st day photo. She loves school!
So here is a picture of my son. He is leaking chocolate, ha ha, and having a great time! I think in this picture he is eating a brownie or something else made completely out of chocolate. I imagine him saying, "ha ha mom I got it all over!" The joys of motherhood!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


I think I have said it about a hundred times but I LOVE CHRISTMAS! Would you believe I have already put in a couple of Christmas CDs and listened to them a few times over. Well I have, that is how excited I am about Christmas. I haven't decorated yet, I am not that obsessed, but I am already getting that Christmas Feeling. So this is the last of the 5 cards we will be making in October. I really like the DS Paper on this card and the colors. I also used my Crop-A-Dile for the jumbo eyelets. Have I mentioned that this could be one of the greatest inventions ever!

Stamp Sets: Perfect Presentation Level 2 Hostess Set
Paper: DSP Dashing, Real Red, Old Olive, River Rock
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Crop-A-Dile, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Christmas Elegance

This is another card for my upcoming class in October. I really like how this card turned out. I embossed the top image with gold embossing powder and used mellow moss for the underlying image. Pretty colors together. I also put a strip of brushed gold CS in the middle and added gold brads. If only it was real gold, right!

Stamp Sets: Solemn Stillness, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Paper: Brushed Gold, Mellow Moss, Ivory Naturals
Ink: Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Versa Mark
Accessories: Gold EP, Gold Brads, 1/16" Punch, heat embossing tool

Monday, September 17, 2007

Ultrasound Pictures and a card

So here are some pictures of my little Boy who is due sometime at the end of January. We are so excited to have him be a part of our family! I had an ultrasound a week ago and just got around to posting.

This is a profile of his body, at least the upper half. I know my son and daughter will be so excited to have a little brother to play with.
Here is a card for one of my upcoming classes. It looks a lot prettier in real life. The snowflakes in the background have dazzling diamonds on them! I love glitter! Even though it gets all over the place.
Stamp Sets: Snow Flurries, Glad Tidings
Paper: Kraft, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bashful Blue
Accessories: Light Blue Gingham, Small Tag Punch, Tag Punch, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, 1/8" punch

Friday, September 14, 2007

Christmas is Coming!

I have been working on and off on this Christmas Chipboard Clipboard. Say that 5 times fast! I had this idea a long time ago and just got around to doing it. It was time consuming but A LOT of FUN and well worth the effort put into it. I also used my crop-a-dile on the clipboard and it went through everything! The Chipboard, paper and ribbon! It made me so happy! I added the pewter jumbo eyelets.

So this is a view of the back. I covered all parts of the clipboard with paper. I also added a "love note" sized envelope to the back to hold all the extra numbers. It turned out to be the perfect size. I sponged around almost everything with Always Artichoke Ink.

Here is a close up of the tree. I popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals, but before that I covered the whole thing in versa mark and used iridescent ice Embossing Powder and heated that then I versa marked it again and did a clear EP layer to create more shine. I really like the result!
So this is the real count down to Christmas! Only 102 days! Better get working on your projects Ladies! I know I have to! Ha ha!
Stamp Sets: Season of Joy, Big Deal Alphabet, Headline Numbers, Euphoria Alphabet & Numbers (Retired)
Paper: Shimmery Card stock, DSP Wintergreen, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky
Ink: Always Artichoke, Versa Mark, Summer Sun Stampin' Write marker, Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker, Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Crop-A-Dile, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, 4-1/2" X 9" On Board Clipboard, Soft Sky Double- Stitched Ribbon, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Always Artichoke Grosgrain Ribbon, Iridescent Ice EP, Clear EP, Stampin' Dimensionals, Love Note Envelope, Sponge

Friday, September 7, 2007

Buggin' Around

No Stamping to share today. I thought I would share some photos from our little trip on Monday, Labor Day. We went to the Durham Museum of Life and Science and this cute bench was just outside of the bug house.

I had my daughter sit down and the antennae and everything ended up being in the right place. Awesome!
My daughter also likes to dress herself and she found a pair of my maternity pants and decide to see how far she could get them on. Almost over the head!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Golden Snowflake

Wow! I have just surpassed 50 posts! What a fun mile marker. Thank you all for all your wonderful and encouraging comments, I Love them! What will the next 50 posts bring? We will have to see! So this is one of the cards we will be doing for my 10 for $10 class coming up next month. I saw this card on the Internet and I just fell in love with it. When I went to make this card, I did not have gold brads to match the brushed gold card stock so I decided to emboss them with gold embossing powder. It worked great till I went and touched them! The gold came right off, I didn't do any prep to the brad so next time I try it I will make sure I sand the surface. I also have gold brads on my next order so I won't have to make any more of them once they get here. Anyway, enough of my rambling!

Stamp Sets: Snowflake Spot, Glad Tidings
Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Brushed Gold
Ink: Versa Mark, Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Silver Brads, Gold Embossing Powder, Sponge, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, paper piercer, heat embossing tool

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Snow Flurries

This is a good card for those of you who do not want to write a lot in your Christmas card. You can write or stamp Merry Christmas Love, the (insert your last name here) and then add a Christmas Letter, that is printed in mass quantities, and your writing is kept to a minimum. When you have a lot of cards to give out it gets hard to write so many personal notes. It takes enough time just to make a card.

Stamp Sets: Snow Flurries, Year After Year
Paper: Shimmery White, Transparency Sheet
Ink: Real Red, Mellow Moss, Summer Sun, Sahara Sand, Stazon Cotton White
Accessories: Red Gingham Ribbon, Moss Gingham Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots

Monday, September 3, 2007


Santa Clause is coming to town . . . in a few months but I am still excited! I am so sorry for the delay in blogging, I have just been busy with other things. I know what your thinking, what else is there besides Stamping? There are times when I am thinking the same thing. Ha ha. Well I am starting a new week and I am going to try my hardest to blog more frequently. I made this card yesterday and I had a blast doing it. In my last order I bought the Romantic Red Stampin' Glitter, I absolutely love it. It reminds me of Dorothy's Ruby Slippers! So anyway, I thought it would look really pretty on the red part for my Santa Belt Card.
Stamp Sets: Season of Joy
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Brushed Gold
Ink: Versa Mark
Accessories: 3/16" Corner Rounder, Scallop Circle, Heat and Stick Powder, Romantic Red Stampin' Glitter, Coluzzle