Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
Welcome to my little ole' stamping blog! I'm so glad that you stopped by! I have lots of creative things to share with you with the occasional life post thrown in! Come on in, relax and stay awhile! :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Twisted Tuesday

Hellooooo!  How are ya?!  So glad you stopped by!  Guess what day it is?!  That's right....Twiiiiisted Tuesday!  Today's fun twisted challenge was to use the word "VACATION" as your inspiration and make a card.  The twist (because there is always a twist!) was to keep it simple!  Not as easy as it sounds I tell ya!.  I am always tempted to add a little bling and a ribbon or a cutsie embellishment or two, but not this time!  Simple, simple, simple!  Have a look:

Vacation...oooooh la la!

See simple! :)

Come on over to Twisted Tuesday's and play along!  This time around you get two weeks to make and enter your card!  We usually do a challenge a week, but since the theme is vacation we are all taking one and extending this challenge period to two weeks!!  Get crafting guys!! :)  Make a card and link it on up!

Be sure to check out all of the other amazing girl's cards too!  You can find them all on the Twisted Tuesday's blog.

Hope you are having a wonderfully twisted Tuesday!  I will be back soonest with more to share!  Have a great day!

Monday, May 21, 2012

"Spring" pop up card!

   Hello!  How are you today?! Have you ever made a pop up card?!  You have to!!!  They are so much fun!!!  Seriously, go now and make one!!  I will wait here!  :)

  Ok, I suspect you didn't actually go and do that, but I forgive!  You can make one later!  Promise?!

  So,  I attend a monthly demo meeting that always includes a swap.  Our swap this month was a pop up card.  There are lots of variations to choose from, but I decided to go with the standard ole' pop up!  Take a look:

Here is my card closed.  I stamped the heart from You Are Loved and punched out a 1" circle for the flower center. 

Here is it open and all popped up!  What a fun thing! LOL  I made a punch art bee bumble (sounds so much friendlier than bumble bee!) to go along with those bright, happy flowers!  He has a cute little stinger, but it is hidden behind the blooms!

View from the top.

Another angle.

Head on!

Side view.

You really have to try one of these!  It is such a fun surprise to open the card and have everything pop right up!

Stamps: You are Loved
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Glossy White,
       Basic Black, Real Red, Summer Starfruit and Melon Mambo
Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Scalloped Oval, Itty Bitty 3 punch Pack,
        Boho Blossom, Blossom Petals Builder, 2 Set Owl, Ornament, 1" Circle and Blossom
Extras: Pop Dots

Lots to do today so I am off!  Hope that you have a great day even though it is the dreaded Monday! :)

I will be back soonest with more to share!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tea for me and tea for you...

Hello!  Hope you are having a nice weekend! :)  I have a fun post to share with you today!  MY MIL just recently had a birthday and I wanted to make a little something for her.  She is one of those people that has one of everything and doesn't really *NEED* anything.  She is a super lady and adorable to boot so I wanted  to give her something fun and different.  She happens to collect teacups (Something we have in common!) so I went looking for, found and purchased a pattern that I thought would be perfect!!  I already had a teacup for her to add to her collection so I choose my patterned paper by matching it to the cup.  Take a look:

This was so much fun to make!  I plan to make a couple more to put in my stamp room in different colors!

View from the top.

Lid lifts off to stuff some tea or chocolate or other fun little goodies into the teapot!

Lid with matching brad to hold my flower together.

Sentiment on the front.

The gift set!

The card that went with it.  It is a 3 x 3 because those little guys are just so much fun to make!

Ok, I am off to my monthly demo meeting!  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!  I will be back soonest with more to share! 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Fun at the Beach!

   Happy weekend!  I have one last scrapbook page to share with you today!  This one is called Fun at the Beach!  We recently spent several months at the beach and I  must be honest...every day was fun at the beach!  I absolutely loved it there!  There is just something so happy and wonderful about the beach!  Love, love, love it!! Here is my last page using one of Pam's great titles:

Making this page brought back some really wonderful memories, but that is the whole point of scrap booking, isn't it?! :)  I have been bitten by the scrap bug now and will be doing lots more scrapping!  Thank you again, Pam for choosing me to be a part of your design team!  I had a wonderful time!  Be sure to check out Pam's great blog and online scrapbook store.

Hope you are having a full and happy weekend!  Now go get scrappin! :)

Friday, May 18, 2012


Hey there!! How are you?  Friday is a beautiful word!  That means the weekend is right around the corner. :)   I have another scrapbook page to share with you today!  Yesterday it was all about the sisters so it is only right that today is for the boys! :) Here is today's layout, Brothers:

These are my boys! :)  Pictures are a few years old, but also some of my very favorites!  These guys are best friends and are always goofing around!  I feel very fortunate that my kids are all so close knit!  Crazy about these guys too! :)

Got any fun weekend plans?  I have one more scrap book page to share with you tomorrow!  Have I mentioned how much I have enjoyed this?  Scrap booking = fun, fun!!

Be sure to check out Pam's online scrapbook store!

Have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Hello!  Happy Thursday to you!  I have another scrapbook page to share with you today using one of Pam's fun titles.   I used some of my very favorite pictures of all time on this Sister layout.  I tell my daughter's all the time how lucky they are to have each other.  They are close and usually get along pretty well!  My fondest hope is that they will be best friends for absolutely ever! :)  Here is my Sisters layout:

These are my beautiful girls!  Crazy about them! 

Be sure to check out Pam's blog!

I have a bazillion things on my to do list today so I am off!  Hope that you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Let's get scrappy!!

Good Wednesday morning to you!!  I am super fortunate (and really excited!!) to have been chosen by the the very sweet and wonderful Pam from PS I Love You to be on her Design team! Wooo Hoooo!  Pam has a super fun scrapbooking ebay store and makes all kinds of wonderful scrap titles.  Head on over there and check them out!   I scrap-ed a few pages using some of these great titles and will be sharing them with you over the next couple of days!  Take a look at page #one:

Try and try as I might...I just could not get a very good picture of  this page!  It is all rainy and gray and dreary out so the light was the pits!  Think you get the idea though!  These are two of my kiddos at their graduation.

It has been a while since I have done any real scrapping.  I had a really good time doing these pages!  Makes me want to break out all of my pictures and scrap them all! :)

I will be back tomorrow with another page to show you! :)

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Twisted Tuesdays!!

Hey there!  Time for another Twisted Tuesday!! Today's twist-y challenge was to use a chain of some sort on your card!  It could be any sort of chain...a row of anything!  The twist was that card must be long or tall!  I went with a simple card and a chain of pearl topped flowers!  My very sweet and wonderful Grandma is going to be 95 years old tomorrow!!!  This card is for her!  This woman is amazing!  She is so strong and funny and smart and energetic and just all around wonderful!  Love her to pieces!!!  Here is my twisted card:

 Simple, long and a chain of pearl topped floral arrangements! :)

Side view.

Be sure to come on over to Twisted Tuesdays and join us!  Make up a card, head on over and link it up!  We would love to have you play along with us! 

Happy, happy birthday Grandma! :)

Have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with more crafty goodness to share!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Pajama Party Girls Challenge!

   Hello!  I have a fun challenge card to share with you today!  My wonderful blogging group takes turns hosting a monthly challenge and this month's challenge was posted and hosted by the very sweet Carolina!  (Hiya Carolina!!)  She was serious about her challenge and very specific!  Her challenge was to make a card using an image of a mother, with 2 designer papers, flowers and 3 of something (brads, buttons etc).  Here is my card:

Image of a mother...check
2 DP...check
3 of something...check

Side view.

Wonderful challenge!  Thank you, Carolina! :)

Hope you are having a great day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!  I do promise to start posting more regularly again!  This move has actually been like work! LOL

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Twisted Tuesday!

Hello!  It is that time of the week again! Today's Twisted challenge is a fun one!!  Our sweet Melina is having a birthday very soon and so the challenge was to make a birthday card!  The twist is to add her favorite embellishment which happens to be ribbon! :)  Who doesn't love ribbon!  In addition to the challenge at hand I had my own little challenge this go around!  98% of all of my crafting supplies are still in packing boxes!  Yikes!!  That makes it hard to make a card!  So, I scrounged around my stamping room and found a few odds and ends and was able to put this card together! :)

Lots of happy, bright birthday colors! :)

Side view.

The twist-y part of our challenge!

Hope that you can play along over at Twisted Tuesdays with us!  Here is the link!  Come on over and play! 

Have a great day!  I will be back soonest with more craft-y goodness to share! 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pardon the brief absence!

Please excuse my brief absence!  We are in the middle of  moving and I am currently up to my eyebrows in boxes, packing tape and dust bunnies!  Will be back soonest with some craft-y goodness to share!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Hello!  Guess what day it is?!  Twiiiisted Tuesday!!  Take a look here at this weeks challenge!!  It is a sketch challenge  What fun!!  Sketches are a great way to get your mojo hopping!  The twist is that you must use pearls!  Here is the sketch:

...and here is my twist-ed card:

I stamped my leaves and then ran my background image through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice EF. I used both Rhinestones and pearls which I don't usually do, but I really liked the way it looks!

Side view!

Be sure to check out the other design members cards and to make one of your own!  Once you have played along link your creation on the Twisted Tuesday blog!  Cannot wait to see what you guys come up with!

Have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with more to share!