Monday, May 31, 2010

And the winner is...

Sherry! Please email me within the next 48 hours with your address so I can get your blog candy to you right away!!! Congrats and thanks for stopping in!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Cards for me!

So over the last few weeks I have received a few cards for a few different reasons. I love the thought that goes into hand made cards and they always make my day! Here is a belated birthday card that Maria sent me. I love the little flower vase!
Here is a Thank you from Melissa, who's baby shower I attended. Sorry it is a bit blurry!

Here is a mother's day card from my mom!

And last but not least! A thank you card from Theresa for attending her birthday party!
Thank you everyone for the beautiful cards!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Stencil Love

So have you all tried the not so new stencils? I have to say I have been using them here an there for a while...but lately I think I am in love! They are quick, versatile, and in my opinion beautiful!
So on a sad note-a good friend of mine lost someone very dear to her in a tragic car accident last week. Although I know that a card can't take any of the pain away, I am hoping it can at least bring a smile to her face knowing how much I care. Here is the card I created using the flower from the elegant trio stencils. The colors used are more mustard, close to cocoa, and summer sun ink. The card stock is more mustard and craft, spritzed with chocolate chip and then I added a chocolate chip ribbon.
Here is a close up! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

BLOG Candy!

Ok so I am thinking some of you missed this! I posted blog candy almost a week ago and hardly have any hits! Its a great give away. A stamp set, pack of dsp 6x6 paper and a decor element vinyl rub-on. A little bit of everything! So be sure to leave your comment below and get added to the drawing(anyone who commented last time is still entered and you don't need to enter again) I will be drawing on May 30th so be sure to comment by then.
paper pack III, warmest regards stamp set, and flower finesse decor elements(black)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Shoe Box Swap-part 2

As promised here are the rest of the cards we made at the shoebox swap. Aren't they great! It was a lot of fun and I hope you join us next time!Karen's card
(this was a picture of my mom's since my picture didn't turn out to great!)
Carrie's Card

Bobbi's Card

Theresa's Card

Lyn's Card

Monday, May 17, 2010

5000 mark!

Hi Everyone. Well a few days ago I hit the 5000 mark on my site that could only mean one thing! BLOG CANDY!!! Check out what I am giving away, leave a comment and get an entry, tell a friend and have them leave their name and your name and get a bonus entry! Hope you all play! Thanks for stopping by.

paper pack III, warmest regards stamp set, and flower finesse decor elements(black)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Shoe Box Swap-part 1

Yesterday we had a shoebox swap at my house. This was the first one I have ever been a part of in anyway, so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect!. Well it was a great time. Here are four of the nine cards we made. It was great to see the variety of sets, styles and colors! This was my card
Sandy's Card

Maureen's Cards

Kathy's Card

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Picture Day!

On Saturday we decided to venture out and get Zavain's Pictures taken! I must say it was an adventure! But I think we got some cute ones! My blue eyed baby! We will see if they last-but for now there are defiantly blue!I was so glad he was awake for some of them...

The kiddos! Three of the loves of my life! I love how Makai has one eyebrow raised-as if she is up to something! Knowing her she probably is :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day Gift

Each year I make my mom a "scrapbook" page in a frame of my kids. This year I decided to do it with all of the grand kids. I think this is such a cute picture of all of them and figured it would be perfect. She always keeps the page I make her framed by her TV for everyone to see. Since she has a lot of stamping events at her house I wanted to keep it current for the up coming catty! The colors I used are Whisper white, Chocolate Chip, So saffron, and soon to be returning to the color palette-Wild Wasabi and Baja Breeze. I think this is a great color combo and works well with the set-Awashed with flowers. This set will be in the new catty!
He is a close up of the frame.

Here is a close up of the card. This set would be perfect for a one sheet wonder!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cards! Cards! Cards!

Hi Everyone!

Join us for our monthly Cards! Cards! Cards! stamp camp tomorrow evening at 7:oopm. At Maureen's house in Simi Valley. Please email me for directions.

We still have spots open!Join us and make 6 cards ( 3 designs 2 of each) for just $15.00.
All supplies to make your cards are included and there will be a light snack and refreshments. Above is a sample of one of the three cards styles we will be making.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day Necklace Part 2

Happy Mother's Day! As you probably saw yesterday, I had decided on a simply adorn necklace for a gift to my mom and mother-in-law for mother's day. Yesterday I show cased the charm I made for my mom. It has a bit of a vintage feel. So today I am showcasing the necklace I made for my mother-in-law. Even though they are completely different, I am happy with the way both turned out.

Here is a closer view of the front. I used a hostess set Of the Earth and popped up the flowers and butterfly. Since turquoise is one of her favorite colors I thought I would use baja breeze for the butterfly. The flowers are crushed curry and leaves are chocolate chip.

Here is a view of the back. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day Necklace

So this year for mother's day I thought it would be nice if I made my mom and mother-in-law a simply adorn necklace. I decided on the 1"x1 1/4" size charm and attached it to a ribbon instead of the chain. I think it gives it a softer look.

The one you see in this post is for my mom. Since I am seeing her today for mother's day, I needed to have it done a bit early. I will be off to work on my mother-in-laws next.
I used Vintage Vogue and the Very Vintage wheel. The color palette is Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, and Sage Shadow all stamped on very vanilla card stock. The flower is layered to give a little dimension onside the charm, and I added a vintage brad to the center.
Since it is for mother's day I added a little sentiment on the back. I took the teeny tiny wishes sentiment happy mother's day and marker-ed it in order to make it stack and fit in the charm.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Book Worm

So each time a new catty comes out my up line does a swap. This time around I choose to use the "First Days" set from the new mini. I think he turned out pretty cute. I used crystal effects on his eye glasses to give it a true glass effect. Hope you like it...and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

SU! Promos

It is national scrap booking month! I must say I think it is great that they give scrap booking an entire to just make it a national holiday!!!
Stampin' Up is running a great promotion right now . If you order My Digital Studio or one of the selected stamp sets you get a free pack of designer brads. To place an order or check out the current promo click on the link to the side..... In addition to the great promo, there is a brand new Summer Mini out! It has some great products including the smooch shimmer spray.

Melissa's Shower Gift

On Saturday I attended one of my sideline's baby shower. I had a great time! Here is the gifts I came up with..... I took 5 onesies, 2 pj's and 2 pairs of pants and connected them to a rope with decorated clothes pins. It looked really cute when she pulled it out of the bag and it looked like a clothes line! All of the pieces coordinated and were the same color combos, above is a picture of two of the pieces.
I made this 5 1/4" sq card to match the gift. I thought it work together great.

Here is the finished product all packaged up. I used a bag just like Maria did for my shower gift! Thanks for the great idea.

Monday, May 3, 2010


So as I was wondering the isles of a local craft store, searching for something to use my 40% off coupon on I came across these amazing little acrylic charms. Instantly I was convinced I could make some cute jewelery out of these! I took a piece of DSP, shimmered it up a bit with our shimmer paint, stamped an image or two, sponged the edges and cut them out. Then I took a thin layer of crystal effects to attach them!
Here they are up close. I think they turned out great. Look out for more as I plan on doing these at my next club meeting!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

So sad to see it go...

So I love birds and I love polka dots, so it was only natural for me to love the sweet pea paper! Here is a 5 1/2 square card with very little stamping but lots of personality. I used tall tales dsp and of course sweet pea dsp, a few punched out circles some small embellishments, and wallah!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Challenge Card

So this month I had set the challenge for our Crazy Stampin Ladies. The card challenge was use orange, blue, brown and white or vanilla and make your best 3x6 card. You were to use all of these colors and only these colors. I can win this time, since it is my challenge, but I like to play around anyways! Here is what I came up with.... I would have to say it isn't overly challenge worthy, but it is cute!
I used one of my favorite sets, party hearty. The colors are night of navy, pumpkin pie, chocolate chip and whisper white. I really like the idea of these colors together that I am going to have to try it out with a few different shades!