Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Winter Joy

I finally got to use one of my new Unity stamps I got from the scrapbook expo last month. It felt good to put ink to paper and I love the way this one turned out. Awesome color palate for the holidays I think. As stampers I think we are always trying to do something other than red and green for our Holiday cards. I'm sure I'll end up with a few that follow the traditional colors of Christmas since I have so many cards to make this year, but I'm off to a great start! Thanks for looking and have a warm and cozy day.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It' Spooky Ooky Time !

I wanted to get one last Halloween post in before Thanksgiving. Ha Ha! We've been so busy lately and had a lot going on so this one is short and sweet. All images are from TAC. I did manage a short trip to the Sacramento Scrapbook Expo this past weekend and came home with some little treasures from Unity. It was so nice to see a stamp vendor at the show. And they are the nicest people too! Hopefully you'll see some creations using their images soon. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful Halloween!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Happy Fall

I thought it was about time for a season appropriate post. I have a friend who has been a Stampin' Up demonstrator for a very long time and I got this little treasure out of her "I don't use any more" stash. I'm sure this set has been retired for a long time but isn't it cute? I'm happy with the way it turned out too.

It's felt like fall the last few days with all the rain we've had, but the weatherman says we're headed back to the low 80's soon. Rats! I do my best crafting when it's dark and dreary outside.

Thanks for looking today and have a great rest of your week!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Green Mummy ?

Seemed like a good idea at the time! I love this stamp set and it's kind of a bummer The Angel Company is no longer in business. They had so many cute sets like this. I'm glad a rubber stamp never wears out! I'm sure I'll use this little guy for years to come.

Thanks for taking a peek and have a great week!

Monday, September 12, 2011


Yes folks it's that time of year again to start working on your holiday cards. And even though I don't think of Halloween as a holiday, it does seems like the kick off to start the ball rolling. Next Thanksgiving, then Christmas.

Wont be stamping much this week since I have jury duty. UGH! Thanks Mr. Criminal!

Hope you all have a great week!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thinking of You

In a round about way. Yes, I know, I'm hilarious!

I'm still playing with my silhouette set and have one more I'm working with. Can't get it quite right, so I decided to take a break from that and go with something more non-traditional. I wish I had bigger nesties. The width is standard (i.e. A2) but the length isn't and that bugs me. Luckily I'll get over it because this card turned out great.

Thanks for looking today!

Monday, August 29, 2011


...in the corners of my mind.

A little Barbara for you to enjoy. Don't I have a great singing voice?

Still having fun with that little Hero Arts silhouette set. What set are you having fun with today?

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


When I was 6 my Aunt and Uncle took us to Disneyland. One of the things I remember was having someone do a silhouette cut out of my head. I remember being amazed at how they could just cut out my profile without drawing it first. After they cut it out they glued it to a sheet of white paper and handed it to me. I have no idea where that little souvenir went, but when I saw this stamp set from Hero Arts I knew I had to have it. What a great memory. I wonder if Disneyland still does that?

Thanks for looking today!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Back in the saddle again


Well it's been since April since I've put ink to paper. What a crazy few months it's been. I hope you all had a wonderful summer. The kids went back to school last week and I'm starting to feel my since of routine again. Boy I love a routine and that was one thing summer was lacking. You just never know what life is going to hurl at you! The good news is, I'm starting to stamp again. I still feel a little rusty (ok, A LOT rusty) but as fall approaches I just know the inspiration will start to pour in. So, for today here's a new card for you to look at. I used some watercolor crayons and paper. This is new for me and you should see my reject sheet. LOL! Thanks for looking and hanging in there with me during my stamping hiatus!

Friday, July 22, 2011


I have no cards to share since I haven't stamped in I don't know how long, but I do have a picture of my dogs new friend. We don't know her name so we just call her Horsey. I'm scared to death of horses, but this one I adore. She is the sweetest, friendliest horse I've ever met. She whinnies if we're outside so we go to the fence and pet her. Some day we'll learn her name or maybe Digger will let us in on their secrets!

Been dealing with lots of personal stuff lately, but hope to stamp again soon. Please don't give up on me :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Birthday Wishes

It's been nearly two months since I posted and thought I better put something new up before blogger kicks me out for inactivity. I haven't really had the time or inspiration to stamp lately. I'm hoping with the new TAC catty coming out soon I'll feel the stamping love again.

I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the summer! Be on the look out for the new TAC catalog coming soon! If you would like one you know where to find me.

Oh and for all the lucky Angels able to attend seminar this year, I hope you are having a stamp-tacular time!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mom and Dad's Day

Mother's Day is this Sunday, and Father's Day is just a month away. Can you believe it's nearly summer? Five more weeks of school and the kiddos will be on summer break. Seems like I just packed up the Christmas decorations. Where does the time go?

I hope all you Mom's out there have a great day celebrating with your children. I'm looking forward to breakfast in bed with a huge bowl of Cheerios swimming in milk, semi toasted english muffins and a slab of rock hard butter sitting on top again this year!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Thinking of You

Happy Monday. Here's my latest creation for Mom's Day cards. I haven't really been in the mood to color so this is more about the felt flowers. Today I learned that you can use a hole punch on felt. I never knew this before and wasn't sure if it was going to shred the felt or get suck in the punch. It work beautifully! When I add ribbon to flowers like this I would much rather tie it through the flower rather than glue it on. That way I know it wont come off, and I feel like I can get a better looking knot that way. I'm still a little unsure about the placement of the leaves, but it's too late now. Everything is already glued down.

Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Monday, April 4, 2011


I couldn't figure out what to title this post so, I went with the obvious. Card. After all, that's what it is. LOL! It took me a couple of days and some assistance from my sister to get this right. She thought it should have been oriented the other way, but I liked it this way. This is a cute TAC set, but I cannot remember the name of it. (if you know, feel free to post a comment) After I colored the image there was too much white space that I wasn't sure what to do with so, I used my puffer thingy that you put a marker in. It forces air through the marker and you get those little colored speckles. I must be getting old because I can't remember the official name of the puffer thingy either! Anyway, thanks for looking today and I hope you all had a great weekend.

Friday, April 1, 2011


Happy Friday everyone! Today I get to pick my son up from a week at Science Camp and I'm so excited to have him home. I got to see him last night and he looked so exhausted! Most things he enjoyed some, not-so-much. I know this has nothing to do with the card I've posted. I just wanted to share.

I made this card a while ago and was going to submit it for a TAC contest. Now that I've looked at it again, it's not contest worthy. Isn't it funny how you make a card sometimes and think it's spectacular then when you look at it again, it's not that great? I have lots of cards like that.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and thanks for looking!

Friday, March 25, 2011

More of that cute bear

I started this card earlier in the week, and just now finished. I love this little bear. I Copic'd him on craft card stock and he was a little too dark, so I went over him with the blender pen and it worked beautifully. The card is much nicer in person. It's a dark and dreary day, so the lighting isn't great, but you get the idea.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Birthday Wishes

I must really like this color combo, or this background paper. Or maybe it's because I had the scraps laying on my table. In any case, here's my latest creation. Looks a lot like the last card I posted doesn't it? LOL! I guess if something works, it works.

Thanks for looking today!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Thinking of You

I thought I'd share my contribution to a little card drive one of my blog friends is holding for a friend. You can see the post here or click on Cherish Each Precious Day on my side links if you'd like to send a little stamped love.

This little guy is actually part of a Christmas set from TAC called Cuddly Christmas. I love to color this image with Copics. I actually picked out all the paper first then colored to match. This is one of those instant gratification images I absolutely love to color.

I hope you're having a great Wednesday and thanks for looking.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sending a Latte

I haven't posted since National Pancake Day, so I thought it was about time I updated my blog. I've been eyeballing this wood mounted stamp set at Michaels for a year and never got it. I guess I didn't like it enough until I saw it at JoAnn's in the dollar bin. SCORE!

I've been stamping here and there in my "spare time." Now that I'm filling in the management void at work again there is not enough hours in the day for the things I enjoy. UGH! My bad right? I need to practice "Just say NO" when they ask me again, and again, and again.

I hope you are enjoying the start of this fine week and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy National Pancake Day

I bet you didn't know it was national pancake day did you? ihop here I come! I bet you didn't know it was time to start working on those Easter cards either. I wasn't really in Easter mode until the hotel where I sell my cards requested some. So today I'm dreaming of pancakes and making Easter cards. I don't have too many Easter sets so I dug out one of my favorites from Stampington & Co. Aren't bunny butts the cutest? I've been trying to do simple cards lately since my work schedule has changed leaving me little time to stamp. Thanks for looking this week!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Sew Thankful

I thought this would make a great Mother's Day card. Maybe it's because my Mom likes to sew. Yes her machine is more updated than this one. LOL! It's a pretty simple layout and I added some gold to the machine scroll work just to give it that authentic old fashioned look.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sew Sweet

I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this set when I ordered it. Now that I have it, I'm seeing lots of possibilities. It took me quite I while to get this one together, but I finally did it, and I like the way it turned out. I tried to capture the dimension in the picture, so I hope you can see it.

I hope you all had a great weekend and thanks for looking!

Monday, February 7, 2011

What I did on Superbowl Sunday

How 'bout those Packers!! What a great game. Did you see the Darth Vader commercial? If you didn't you really need to Google it. It was the best one.

These are the two cards I made yesterday before the game started. Once the game started I just couldn't focus on stamping. It must be the competitive side of me that enjoys football so much. Anyway, it was a really fun weekend and I hope yours was just as fun. Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Good Luck

We could all use some good luck these days, don't you think? Are you all ready for Super Bowl Sunday? Even if you don't like football, it's worth watch for the commercials. I'm looking forward to spending my Sunday eating junk food and cheering for the Packers. I just may get some crafting in too. I hope whatever you do this weekend it's something fun!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

LOST in thought

Doesn't this frog look like he's lost in thought? Speaking of lost, I know many of you watched this series when it was on TV. I never did. I thought it would be too creepy for me. Boy was I wrong. Since we have Netflix we were able to put the entire series in our instant watch que. We are all addicted now and have managed to watch the first season in about 4 days. We just started the second season last night, and I can't wait to see what happens next. If you haven't seen this show and need something to do on a winter stay at home day, I recommend this series. So for all you Lost fans, I get it now! I hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Outta This World

I'm not sure if I like this card or not. I like the colors and the layout is ok, but it's just not great. So I think I like it, but I don't love it. How does that sound? LOL. I hope you all are having a great Thursday and thanks for looking!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Pick a side

Since none of my teams (Colts, Giants, Vikings) made it to the play offs this year, my husband said I have to pick a team to win the Super Bowl. I decided to go with the Packers (to be read with a Sarah Palin accent). Even though I like the Steeler's, I'm going with Aaron Rodgers to lead Green Bay to a win. Ben (yes, we are on a first name basis) has already won two Super Bowls and holds the record for being the youngest quarterback in history to win a Super Bowl. So, I'd like to see the 27 year old Chico, CA native win this one (besides he has pretty eyes). That's not really the reason I just want to see if my husband is reading this. I think it will be a tough battle as the Steelers are a more seasoned team and Roethlisberger is the biggest quarterback in the NFL which makes him harder to sack. Then there's the whole passing team vs. a running team and a bunch of other stuff I'm still learning (if you read my previous post, you know I'm a slow learner). We'll see what happens on the 6th, but my pick is the Green Bay Packers!

Now that I've dazzled you with my extensive football knowledge, which side will you pick!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

How Did I Miss This One?

My friend Stacy, (whose blog I visit often) always has such beautiful and perfectly aligned cards. Last week I asked her what her secret was. She told me she uses a Stampamajig and linked me to a utube video. Now I've seen this tool before and it's been around for years, but I always thought it was way too complicated to use. Then I watched the video. Can I just tell you I felt SO silly when I saw how easy it was to use? So I trotted over to Michael's with a half of coupon and got myself a Stampamajig. Holy cow this thing is awesome. How did I miss this one? I've been "eyeballing" it all these years! And to top it off, she isn't the first person to tell me about this tool. I know, you're all thinking "DUH!" But what can I say, I'm a slow learner! Anyway, I've been playing with this tool all day today and this is the best of the bunch, so I thought I'd share. Thanks Stacy!! You rock!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy Birthday

I have two things on my agenda for the rest of this week. One, make more Birthday cards, and two, add to my Operation Write Home stack. I have been so focused on holiday cards for the last several months my Birthday stash is nearly depleted.

This little cutie is from The Angel Company and I hope you enjoy it!

Friday, January 14, 2011

A Pastel Valentine

How about a new Valentines Day image for a change? I thought you guys might be kind of tired of the same old image. This card is much brighter in person and very pastel-ee. This photo doesn't do it justice. The image is from a TAC set called Lucy.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

More Valentines

I couldn't decide which card to post today, so I posted both of them. Are you getting the impression I love this stamp set? I especially love this particular image. She's so darn cute and so much fun to color!

I hope you are having a great week and remember, only two more weeks to take advantage of The Angel Company Stampa Palooza promotion!

Monday, January 10, 2011

From the Heart

I hope you all had a great weekend. Most of my time was spent watching football. Both my teams lost on Saturday, but at least the Packers beat the Eagles on Sunday. Who knew over the last few years I would become a football fan? I still don't understand some of the game rules, but I'm getting there. Any predictions on who will make it to the super bowl?

I'm slowly but surely getting some Valentines Day cards made. The From the Heart set from The Angle Company is perfect for this occasion and I'm having so much fun coloring these little girls. I've been trying to use up some of my scraps so this one is pieced together with what I have left of this My Minds Eye paper.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas Thank You's

Hopefully by now all of our Christmas Thank You's have arrived at their destinations. It's a pretty simple layout and yes, I did jump on the twine train. I got a great deal just after Thanksgiving on a sampler pack from The Twinery. The image is from The Angel Company's fall supplement. Isn't he cute!! He's a gift with purchase stamp and you can get him too. They are still offering TRIPLE rewards from now until the end of January. If you place an order of $100 you get NINE gwp stamps, THREE level A hostess sets, and THREE half price items!! Don't have an extra $100 laying around? (me either) Why not get together with two of your friends to place an order? Then the 3 of you would each get 3 gwp, 1 level A set, and 1 half price item. Sounds pretty good doesn't it? Think about it and let me know if you would like to place an order. Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I heart you

I intended to post this earlier today, but my camera batteries were dead. Took too many Christmas photos that I'll scrapbook someday. Anyhow, so much for a slow work week. Got called in for tomorrow 'cause everybody is sick...OH goody now I can be around all the lingering germs. No matter. I can use the extra change to save up for my new laptop. If my calculations are correct I only have to work another 6 or 8 months and not spend a dime of my paycheck and I'll have enough money. OR I can sell six thousand dollars in TAC products.

I wanted you to have a fun Valentines Day card to look at until I can stamp again. You know, with work and all. I know you miss me terribly when I can't post. ;-)

Have a happy Wednesday and thanks for looking!

Maybe the sarcasm with subside by my next post...

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

And Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great Christmas and Happy New Year. It's hard to believe it's 2011 already. The holidays go by way too fast for me and the years seem to be flying by even faster.

I've had some computer issues lately which is why you haven't seen anything new in a while. My hard drive has been struggling for a while now and it finally went kaput! In my faithful MAC's defense, it is 10 years old, so I can't complain too much. Lucky for me I married an IT guy with spare parts! Now I have a new old hard drive and a working computer. I really need a new MAC with a fast processor. Maybe one of these days.

Here's a little Valentines Day card to get you thinking about the next card making occassion. So far this is the only one I've had time to do. The kids go back to school tomorrow and my work schedule is slow, so there's more to come.

Thanks for looking and don't forget The Angel Company is still celebrating Stampa Pa Looza until the end of January with TRIPLE rewards!