Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More Christmas Prezzies

I am super behind on lots of prezzies...but these are super easy and super quick, and I think look super fabulous when done. These will be a present for my Secret Snowman at work. I will work on finding the link to the tutorial I found on these, but here's the basic how to: get clear glass ornaments at Michael's for cheap :), fill with about 20-25 drops of reinker, swirl around ornament (don't shake or you get bubbles), let the excess drip out by allowing the ornament to hang upside down, then dab away excess around opening, put in a bunch of glitter, and shake shake shake. Empty out excess glitter. Easy peasy!!

Here is a much better, in depth tutorial with pictures from the super talented Amy Rysavy!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

MIA again...

Apparently regular blogging is not my strong suit. LOL. Maybe in the new year I will try and work on that...once my stampin space is together I think that will help. I've been busy with work, Christmas prep, and being sick :( It's been a miserable week, but today I am starting to feel better and am coughing a bit less. I have a lot of Christmas presents still to work on, but thought I'd share these two Advent calendars I made for my sister and their families. Each box is filled with either goodies, a family activity, or a lil bit of money (there are several boxes with some money in it, the kids will have to pick whether to donate the money to their church or keep it, whatever decision they make, they have to choose the other option on the next money drawer). I am super excited with how these turned out!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Head on over for some blog candy...really good blog candy :)

Run, I say, run and get yourself entered for some yummy delicious blog candy...go HERE!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Stampin Space Redo

I have had my stampin space in the basement since shortly after I started stampin. It just hasn't worked for me. So, I am moving everything upstairs into what I call the Yellow Room, because the walls are yellow. I got a great new desk and chairs, and now I need to do serious work moving everything upstairs, clean out the closet for stampin storage and decide on shelving in the room. But since I've been MIA so frequently, I thought I'd share pics of the new desk...I think I am gonna end up moving it, but I am so super excited to get it all perfect in there!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Congratulations Mr. President Elect.

I am in tears. Today started with voting, then burying my dear friends 5 month old baby. And tonight, I rejoice in the power of change. We have just experienced a historical moment America. I am so honored and humbled to be a part of that history.

Baby Lukas ~ rest well in the arms of God. Your family and friends love and miss you and know you are in a wonderful and beautiful place and that you will patiently await the day when you can be with your mommy and daddy again. I love you!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008


I want to make sure to share a very important message with you. Tomorrow is November 4th. Tomorrow history will be made. Be a part of it and get out and vote.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Here Comes Halloween

I love Halloween...everything about it. Dressing up, carving pumpkins, candy and so on and so forth. I also love making stuff for Halloween. Every year my friends Cyndi and Kendra having a pumpkin party where we all carve or create with pumpkins for prizes and glory ;0 Here is a pic of what I did with my pumpkin...I won most creative and got prizes that I have been asked to use in my creation next year.

The next pic are the super cute treats I am making for my niece and nephew's Halloween parties at school. I totally cased these from casegj over on SCS. These are so super fun and easy.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Blog Action Day 08

Yesterday was blog action day...and I am a day late. I worked late, then came home to watch the presidential debate. So, better late than never...

Today's blog post will be about poverty and what it means to me...and what I would ask of each of you to do to help support individuals living in poverty.

I found my passion in life when I first starting babysitting when I was 13. And when I was a teenager, my mom and I started volunteering at St. Louis Crisis Nursery, when I think I found what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. St. Louis Crisis Nursery provided child care to families who were experiencing a crisis and needed some time to take care of "life." I knew I wanted to work with young children, and I believe it was there that I saw that working with children and families living in poverty or crisis, or just in need was where life would lead me, and what would fulfill me and make me happy.

I now work at a Early Head Start/Head Start grantee. For those of you who don't know about Early Head Start (EHS) and/or Head Start (HS), is a federally funded program that provides comprehensive services to children and families living in poverty. What does comprehensive services mean? It means children and families receive education and support in the areas of: health, nutrition, mental health, social services, parent involvement, child development, disabilities, parenting skills, and accessing resources and services in the area in which they live. We believe that children will be more successful if they not only receive high quality early childhood services, but when the whole family is supported.

I want to clarify something about when I say that EHS/HS is a federally funded program. While we get significant funding from the federal government to run our program, we are required to raise additional funds, in the amount of 25% of our federal grant, to support our program. We can get these additional funds through other grants, donations, special events, volunteer work, etc. So, I want to be clear, while we get money from the feds, it's not enough. Over the past 3 years, the only increase we have received from the federal government has been in the form of Cost of Living Increases. You want to know what percentage of an increase we've gotten in the past three years...from 1 to 2% Go ahead, laugh...cuz it's funny. Really, it's not, it's horrible and unacceptable. And we haven't gotten a dime of an increase in order to keep up with the rising cost of doing business...so we are forced to use the same amount of dollars to serve the same amount of children when the costs of everything just keeps going up. And to add to the atrocity that is EHS/HS funding, we get money to serve a certain number of children. But they won't give us more, even though for the last 2 years we have maintained a waitlist of over 200 children. We like to be creative where I work, and find ways to increase funding so that we can start to serve more children. One of those ways is through community child care spots, where we charge a fee, just like other child care centers, but at a significantly reduced rate so that families living in poverty who are trying to maintain employment, can have a place to take their child. For a family of four, federal poverty guidelines say they can't be making more than $21,200. I cannot even imagine surviving on that...yet families do it every day.

I could go on and on about this topic, but I want to get to the things we can each do to help out. Here are my suggestions: *Support politicians (Barack Obama would be one!) who support early childhood education and EHS/HS specifically...and who want to support it with funding *Volunteer at a EHS/HS agency, soup kitchen, or other agency that provides services to families living in poverty *Donate gently used or new items, non-perishable food, etc. to local agencies who can pass them on to families who need them *Organize a fundraiser for a EHS/HS agency or other agency that supports families living in poverty *Give what you can, whether it be money, time, or specific skills to an EHS/HS agency or other agency that supports families living in poverty *Adopt a family for the holidays (I hate to imagine families going without especially during the holidays...imagine explaining to a 3 or 4 year old why you can't have presents like everyone else, just one present can make a big difference for a child)

I believe we can each make an impact...but the only way to do that is to do something. I know times are tough for many, many more Americans these days, but I would encourage you do pick something to do to make a difference. I promise you one thing, you will feel amazing afterwards!!

To find more information about poverty and blog action day, go to http://blogactionday.org! And go out their and make an impact!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Stamp Club Part Deux

Here is the other card we made. I love pink and brown together!!! I need to get this set...super versatile!! So many stamps to buy...so little time!!!

I am anxiously awaiting my Gina K order. I am getting tons of stuff...one because I bought 3 sets, so I got one free, but I also WON Melanie's new stamp sets. So I am getting a total of 6 stamp sets for the price of 3...how's that for a deal. Have a great day!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Stamp Club!

I love stamp club! It's so much fun to hang out with the girls, eat, chit chat and stamp!! We made two cards this time, and I learned how to use Shrinky Dink, which you should have noticed I've been using a lot of. Our first card was an ADORABLE Christmas card. This is one of those cards with lots of lil details, and you wouldn't really want to mass produce this baby!! But it is beautiful!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Update

Hi all!! I am done with the jewelry for our Walk to Cure Diabetes. The boys get pins, the girls with pierced ears get earrings and Sierra gets a necklace. I am pretty happy with how they turned out, though Shrinky Dink sure is finicky.

Also, I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all of you who have donated...I am only $15 away from my goal. With a bit of time left, I am confident I can meet that goal.

Saturday should be perfect weather for our Walk!! I am super excited!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Love Shrinky Dink and Melanie M's stamps

Here is my first try at making earrings for my Walk to Cure Diabetes. I used the frosted Shrinky Dink, which is a little harder to color as the colors seem to run a bit and then when you do two colors side by side there's a lil mixing going on...which does not satisfy my anal retentiveness ;) So I have some clear and I have been working on it. I have learned a very important lesson about Shrinky Dink that took me a while to figure out. At first I thought I had a bad sheet of Shrinky Dink, it kept not shrinking up quite right, warping a bit. Then I went back to try something on the sheet of frosted that I knew had worked just fine, and I made a mistake, like I had repetitively on the clear sheets and I used my Staz On cleaner to wipe it off...when I had the AHA moment of I bet the Staz On cleaner is what is causing the Shrinky Dink to warp when I heat it up. Low and behold, my AHA moment was exactly right...I'll take a pic later or what the warped ones look like, it warped the frosted on the worst. Each person on our Walk team picked what they wanted for the center of their shirt. The girls are getting earrings, the boys pins, and lil Miss Sierra will get a necklace, as her ears are not pierced yet. Will post my final products when they are all done!!

Friday, September 26, 2008


Whew, names were all written out, then cut out. Put in a Pampered Chef bowl, stirred appropriately and here are the WINNERS!!!

They are...drumroll please...



Lee (aka luvlee on SCS)

Thank you all so much for playing along!! And a HUGE thank you to each of you who have donated for my JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes!! There is still time for you to donate!!

Jen and Lee ~ email me your addy's and your preference for which stamp set you want. If it doesn't work out that you each want a different one then I'll just draw for it ;)

Friday, September 19, 2008


Hi all...life got in the way...so I am very sorry for the blog candy delay...but here we go.

What am I giving away? TWO...yes, I said TWO Gina K stamp sets!! That means two winners. Now, I don't have pics of the sets I will be giving away...but head on over to these links to check them out (and do a lil shopping if you so desire :))


Now, to find out the best way to win...you must read back some posts for extra ways to enter. AND, in an effort to up the dollar amount I have collected for my Walk to Cure Diabetes, I will give you one entry per dollar you donate...the link is above. Please make sure to let me know in a comment if you donated so I can give you the extra entries.

SO, I am not the most popular blog out there...not even slightly popular quite frankly...so please spread the word...and I will pick a winner one week from today. So come back to see if you won on September 26!!

I have some card pics to share with you...so see you soon...oh, and THANK YOU for being patient while I didn't post the blog candy ;)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The last of the acetate cards

Here is the last acetate card we made. I totally love this one, from the way it opens, to the colors to the layout and so on and so forth!!

Blog cand will have to happen next week...I am heading to St. Louis tomorrow to hang with my family and most especially my niece and nephew and my "adoptive" niece.

So, you still have time to get your comments in for more chances to win.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Acetate Cards Part Three

Wasn't sure if I liked this card as we started making it. But it grew on me. I love the tree image, and the whole layout of the card. The sentiment is way cute, but the squirrel creeps me out a bit...it's too life like...it needs more cutesyness :) So, this is the 3rd of 4 acetate cards. Once the 4th one is posted (I'm thinking tomorrow) then the blog candy is a coming!!!

And here's a hint...there will be more than one prize...and it's something from a super amazing lady. WAIT...just had an idea...if you can answer who the blog candy comes from AND you comment on one of my posts about her (there's your first hint)(and yep, I'm making ya work :) but I am also creating work for me too!) then you will be entered twice into the drawing before it even starts. OK, here's your hint...I am going to give away some stamp sets from a wonderfully talented, super sweet, amazing mom and rockin business woman.

So here's what you need to do for your first entry...guess where the stamp sets came from (who really) on this post. To get an additional entry ~ post a comment on any post I have made about her or any post with her stamps on the items in any post. Then sit back and wait for the official BLOG CANDY post for your last chance to enter to win.

Oooh, this is gonna be fun!! I hope you think it sounds fun...and will enter to win!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Acetate Cards Part Deux :)

Note to teachers of card making classes. End with the glitter card. When you start with it, you end up with the glitter on everything...which is not such a bad thing, but I am a lil on the anal retentive side, and if the card design doesn't have glitter, it prolly shouldn't have random glitter. I am thinking about some blog candy soon...I was getting close to 4000 visits the last time I looked (watch, I make this statement and I will have passed 4000 or something ;)) SO, keep coming by to see when and what the prezzie will be!!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Acetate Cards

I have been scared to make an acetate card, but this weekend friends were in town and we took a class at Archiver's and made some super cute cards that quite frankly were not that hard. So now I am ready to use acetate on a regular basis. Acetate cards are super easy, very pretty and hard to take pics of ;) Come back this week to see more of the cards I made!

Friday, August 29, 2008

PayPal follow up

To the posters who were supportive, positive, and gave me great solutions to my problem ~ THANK YOU! I appreciate them!

Let me start the "meat" of this post by stating that the thoughts and opinions stated in this post and this entire blog are mine and I am allowed to have them and post them. If you don't like them, well, that's life and we don't all think the same way, and I don't expect you to all agree with me, but I do expect comments/responses on my blog to be respectful and not insulting . My first reaction to the comments on my PayPal SUCKS post was to just delete them, but then I felt compelled to share my reactions to them, because, well this is my blog and I can do that. And if you are going to make statements like were made, and not share your identity then I have to respond publicly, which quite frankly I am good with, because a good ole debate on your beliefs vs. my beliefs is not a bad thing.

If you want to understand where all of this is coming from, head on over to the comments section of my PayPal SUCKS post and read what Anonymous and Penny had to say!

First of all, please show me where I called PayPal evil. I stated that they suck, their tag line states they are a secure way to send money. Having over $1000 stolen out of my account isn't secure. If being 16 days out from the first disputes being resolved and still not having my money back when they say it will take 7 to 10 days is them taking my claim seriously, then I obviously have a different definition of serious. I don't do business with companies who behave like this. You can if you choose, but I wouldn't recommnend it, and that's exactly what my original post stated. I made no claim of being the all knowing PayPal Queen, but I think people deserve to know what PayPal is doing to people, and yes, more importantly hackers, but PayPal has known for a while that their site security is a problem and haven't made the changes that have stopped this from happening. So if you took my original post as preaching then that's your interpretation.

Second, I will be closing my accounts with both PayPal and my current bank and taking my business elsewhere. Might this happen with my credit cards and my new bank, yes, but I will not do business with companies who do not take the security of my money as seriously as I do. Maybe I just hold companies to a higher standard and expect them to be at least as smart or smarter than your average hacker (do I get flamed for insulting hackers now too?). Suggesting I put my money in my mattress, well, right now that's just silly, but if every account I have is hacked into then absolutely that's where my money is going. There are way too many businesses that I can still do business with if it comes to that. I hope it won't. I also don't believe it will come to that because I do believe that there are companies out there that will take care of my money appropriately. When I put my money into someone else's care, it is THEIR job to take care of it. I did MY job by being on top of my account activity, and called the bank before the PayPal charges even hit my bank, then called PayPal within 15 mintues of getting the notification, so on that note I did do everything I could do to protect my money, and I will continue to do that...and I will continue to expect the banks and other financial institutions I do business with to do THEIR jobs protecting my money or they won't have my business.

Edited to add: Oh, and I forgot to add the spectacular news that PayPal tried to withdraw all four amounts a second time last weekend. So, umm, while I will give them a lil leeway on the first four withdrawals, the second time it happened was COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY PayPals fault. Not evil, just MORONS.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I am in love with the JustRIte Monogram Stamper!!

Can you tell? All I've made lately are beauties with this amazing tool!! It is so simple, takes very little effort and makes wonderful cards!! This is the last of 4 sets, sorry, I didn't take pics of set 3 :(

I would have had all sorts of new fun cards to post as yesterday was supposed to be Stamp Club, but my friends son is very sick, so say some prayers for a speedy recovery for him!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

JDRF Walk 2008

It's that time of year again. On October 11, my family and I will participate in the Walk to Cure Diabetes here in Kansas City. My beautiful, smart, funny, sassy, stubborn and amazing 7 year old niece Sierra (she's the one front and center in the above pic!) was diagnosed with this awful disease in April 2005...it seems like longer. Sierra uses an insulin pump, which reduces the number of sticks she gets, but she still has to endure 10-12 finger sticks a day. I am in awe and amazement of her each time she explains to me in grown up terms about her disease, how to use her pump, how to count carbs, and which snacks she needs when her blood sugar is low. Please help support my family and I, and even more importantly the crucial research that will find a cure for this disease. Click here to make a donation! Anything you can give would be greatly appreciated!!

I will leave you with this poem that I cannot honestly tell you where I found it...but I love it...and it speaks to the HOPE we have to find a cure in Sierra's lifetime!

Do you know what hope is? It's magic and it's free.
It's not in a prescription. It's not in an IV.
It punctuates our laughter. It sparkles in our tears.
It simmers under sorrows. It dissipates our fears.
Do you know what hope is? It's reaching past today.
It's dreaming of tomorrow. It's trying a new way.
It's pushing past impossible. It's pounding on the door.
It's questioning the answer. It's always seeking more.
It's rumours of a break. It's whispers of a cure.
A roller coaster ride. Of remedies, unsure.
Do you know what hope is? It's candy for the soul.
It's perfume for the spirit. To share it makes you whole.
Take my hand...come... Let's share this hope...together...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

PayPal SUCKS!!!

I would like to recommend to anyone who uses PayPal to cancel their account. They have completely lost control of the security of their information and so many people are losing money to hackers. Those people now include me. I am hoping and praying that this will all get resolved and be fine, but right now it is not at all fine. Here's my story...

At about 4:40 on Thursday I check my email. I get an email anytime a charge happens through PayPal and I have two emails from them that money was being "transferred" to two different people. One for $200 and one for $130. I immediately call my bank. They are less than helpful because the charges haven't posted to my account. I say, well, duh, I'm being proactive and I am telling you they are fraud and not to pay them. They tell me they can stop payment but that will cost me...so I say, so basically I get screwed out of money in all of this even though I didn't do anything wrong. The dumb bank lady recommends I just wait to see if they even post to my account and I apparently have a stroke and agree. I then call PayPal and while they are quite friendly, they tell me to submit disputes online which I do. As I am doing this, two more charges hit my PayPal account each to the tune of $400. Now I am pooping my pants because the first two are bad...but now I've just passed the $1000 mark...what the heck am I gonna do. So I now dispute 4 charges. Within an hour, the last two charges are resolved and I get notice that I will be refunded, which until today I didn't figure out that it sucks just as much that way, because what stupid PayPal is doing is taking the money out and someday...who knows when, I'll get my money back. Total scam in my opinion. So today I check my checking account...crap, there the charges sit in pending transactions...all $1130 worth of them. So I call the bank again and say don't pay em. Well, we can't do that now, you'll have to file a dispute. OK, fine. I cry like a baby. I call the bank back later, explain the situation again and say I need to talk to a manager or someone because how this has been handled is NOT OK. This lady is delightful, apoligizes for what has happened, tells me exactly what I need to do, and let's me know that the lady I talked to last night was (not her words) an idiot and she should have pushed me to stop payment even with the charges I would incur because those could go away if the fraud case is found to be true...well heck the lady last night certainly didn't help in any way shape or form. So, tomorrow morning I go to the bank to fill out the dispute paperwork and I will ask for "provisional credit" to cover the $1130 dollars til PayPal refunds my money. I gotta say, if they don't kiss my behind in every way tomorrow morning, me and my money are heading elsewhere. Also today I had to stop payment to Discover Card cuz now I don't have money to pay them. Now Discover Card was delightful, I called them, explained my situation and that I couldn't pay them right now but could I have some sort of extension for my due date without incurring charges. Sure, they can do that...how long do I have...it's indefinate, just pay when I can. Thank GOD for small amounts of good customer service.

My message to you after my long winded post is PAYPAL SUCKS and don't do business with them. Cancel your accounts with them. They are idiots with crappy security who are putting millions of dollars at risk (no not millions of my dollars, lol) I will be cancelling my account as soon as this is resolved...that's another piece of crap from PayPal...I can't cancel my account while the fraudulent charges are pending. Oh boy am I unhappy.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

More Monogram Stamper Creations

If you didn't feel my love for the JustRite Monogram Stamper in my last post, let me just tell you again. This puppy is da bomb!! I love it! It is super easy to use, and the elegance and personalization it allows is just perfect for gifts. So here is set 2 out of 4. Set 3 should be completed today, and if I can figure out the middle name of the 4th person, I can get their's done too.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

JustRite Monogram Stamper

Oh my goodness is this new tool the most wonderful thing ever!! I am in love! I see lots and lots of gifts in peoples futures with this baby. Today I created a set of 8 cards for someone at work. I intend to make them for all 4 of my direct reports, and 1 of 3 sets is done. I used SU paper as the card bases, all solid paper is also SU. PP is from a stack I got at either HL or Joann's. Black ribbon is SU, pink ribbon is PTI. I used my Marvy Uchida punches for the first time in a while (haven't traded up to the circle Nesties yet ;)) The set was put in one of those great clear boxes from PTI!

After I publish this post I am off to see what other letter sets and such I need to go with my Monogram Stamper!!

Friday, August 8, 2008


What a cool date!! And the perfect day to get my rear back over to my blog and post something. I have been on a creative hiatus. Life has been super busy with work and school that something had to give and sadly it was stamping. In the future I will be finding a better balance because even with craziness the creative release that is stamping is very therapeutic and this weekend I am doing some therapy!!!

So how about a PMS check since I haven't done one in way too long...

P(hysical) ~ I must say I am pretty exhausted. This week has been hard on my body, we are getting new window and ac at work and with 100 degree temps it makes for not the most fun I've ever had. But on the other hand my asthma and allergies are pretty decent and I feel pretty good!!

M(ental) As tired as I am my head is in such a good place these days. Even with the whining and groaning that has gone on at work with all the construction and how frustrating that has been, I have been doing well at being angry for a bit about it, then getting over it because one of my fave quotes I learned from a Flybaby friend is "Your attitude is contagious, is yours worth catching?" and I know I want to spread happiness and positivity!!

S(piritual) AWESOME...that's what I can say about this one. God is good, and when you trust that he's got a plan it makes life much easier. Having faith has meant the world to me lately!!

So, as busy crazy as things have been, I can roll with the punches, be flexible, plan as best I can and adjust as needed! Hope to have some crafty posts soon for you!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

How cute does my blog look?

I can hardly stand how adorable this background is. I have to recommend that everyone RUN to The Cutest Blog on the Block and get yourself one of their many adorable backgrounds...and best of all...they are FREE!

RUN I say RUN!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Just a quick post since I realized I never let y'all know that I made it back to KC. It was 2:30 AM before I got home, but I made it. This week has been jam packed because my nephew Nathan is here spending the week with me...so more later :)

Friday, July 11, 2008


I am sitting in the airport in Las Vegas after a week of training...and our flight is delayed. It was supposed to get us home at 10:47 PM now, we're looking at 12:01 AM. Hmmph, frustration. So, I will share some pics from 4th of July, yeah, random since they are not of Vegas, but those pics are in my camera and they are in my bags that lord only knows when or where they will end up. So, two fireworks pics and a pic of me and my baby Justice. So sorry that this post is so boring, but, well, I got nothing crafty sitting here on the floor of the airport.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pretty Lil Princess

I just love this set...it's by DoodleFactory and you can find it here They have a bunch of totally cool sets!

I used Papertrey's Sweet Blush and Spring Moss paper, except for the Very Vanilla SU cardstock that was used to stamp the images on. The images were stamped with Black Staz On, and colored with Prisma pencils and blended with Gamsol, except for the princesses face which was colored with a Copic. The pretty lil princess was cut out and popped up on dots...her head is actually also cut out and attached with a SU dimensional...that wasn't planned but I had a lil Copic marker problem. Any of you have a problem with you Copic Sketches leaking a big blob of color out sometimes when coloring? I have had this happen to me several times and it does not make for pretty coloring when it happens. The castle was cut out and embossed using the Stampin Kub's square nestability. I used Gina K's Metallic Rub On Paste around the edges. The pink strips were punched out using SU's word window punch and then I ran the edges on my PTI Sweet Blush Palette Ink Pad. Once it was put together I felt it was missing something, so added a lil Stickles to the princesses hat and dress.

Hope you like it.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Stampin Weekend

This weekend I hosted a group of SCS Flybabies in the Kansas City area for a weekend of stampin and fun. We had a blast, talking, sharing, doing tutorials, learning new stuff, shopping and lots and lots of giggling!! Oh, and THE Stampin Kub joined the group...he is so awesome! Super smart, talented, nice and patient in a room full of crazy women!!

Here is a card I made this weekend. I am not very happy with either photo, as neither seems to truly capture just how nice it turned out! I wasn't too sure I liked this card until the Kub said he liked it...and then I thought it must be good ;)

I used the Scor Pal on the card base, a new ink called Opalite (I think...I will run and check in a bit) and my oval nestabiities to cut out the ovals. I popped up the black oval on 3M foam mounting squares...I am loving them, they are a lil thicker than what I usually use and I like the extra oomph ;) it gives! The stamp set is from PTI, and if you look closely as the bottom right corner you will see that I stamped a flower and happy birthday there.

P.S. I am going to work on a tutorial for the popsicle cards this weekend, I had a request on here, and the ladies this weekend wanted one and we didn't get it done!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Yummy stamp club cards!!

Look at these delicious popsicle cards!! Love the gorgeous vibrant colors, the use of a set I own (imagine that ;)) and a creative/different card. The "bite" was made using the scalloped punch...when you do this, make sure to make the "bite" on the front of the card a bit bigger than the one on the back of the card so you get the creamsicle effect :)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Froggie cards

3 Stamp Clubs ago, we started this new thing where one person would stamp off images, and everyone would take them home and create a card. We then bring them to the next Stamp Club, in this case we only had two weeks...aaaaaggggghhhh (you will understand when you see the detail on the image :)) Anyways, everyone who brings back a completed card puts their name in and we draw names for who gets whose card. The first three pics are of the card I made. The second card is Beth's adorable froggy card that I picked!! Love it!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Another super cute Stamp Club creation!

Keri taught us how to mask at Stamp Club this time...masking was the first technique I ever learned and used after I first got introduced to SU...but not everyone is the group had seen it done so she shared. I love the bright cheery color combo and the use of the scalloped punch! I am also such a big fan of stamping color on color for backgrounds...I must do this more often!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

So glad I bought this set off ebay!

We have made several super cute cards with this set and after the first one I bought this set off ebay and I am glad I did! The possibilities are endless with this set!! I love the color combo Keri (SU demo and fearless Stamp Club leader, and yes, her name is the same as mine ;)) chose. Totally cute!