Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yea! You won my door prize ~ card for NTSB Swap

Hello everyone,
Here is a card I made to stick in with my door prize for Saturdays North Texas Shoebox Card Swap. I think I am finally ready and I'm very excited, this will be my first one and can't wait to meet the other gals.... Anyway here's what I used:
Card Recipe:
Base is SU Old Olive CS
Next is SU Cameo Coral CS
Stamped Wild Rose Background from Rubber Stampede,on SU Kraft CS and colored with SU Markers. Added stickles.
Ribbon is SU Kraft
Butterflies are from Hobby Lobby
Decorative Corner Punch
SU Rounded Corner Punch

Hope you like it.
Have a wonderful day.
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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Raspberry Tart Cards....

Here are a couple of cards I made today. I used the Raspberry Tart DSP from Stampin Up. I love the different designs in this package. Both of these cards have many layers, but I like the way they turned out.
Here's what I used:
Card Recipe:
All layers are layered with
SU Kiwi Kiss CS
SU Rose Red CS
and then I used 4 different designs from the SU Raspberry Tart DSP
On one I used Lovely Labels stamped with Rose Red ink on Pretty In Pink CS. On the other one I used A Little Somethin' (hostess set) with Rose Red Ink on Whisper White CS.
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek.
Have a wonderful weekend and take care...
Hugs :-)
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Friday, May 22, 2009

Rub~a~dub~dub... Little Colten in the tub....

Happy Friday everyone,
Here is a page I did of my sweet little GS Colten. This was just a couple of weeks ago, and he's 1 day shy of being 6 months old. This is also for Sketch #20 over at 52 Sketches ~ 52 Weeks. If you have time check it out. So, here's what I did.
Page Recipe:
SU Tempting Turquoise CS
SU Rainbow Sherbet DSP
SU Gable Green CS
SU Apricot Appeal CS
SU Corner Punch
Dress It Up Memory Mates ~ Tub Time
The Paper Studio ~ Stickabilities
I really had a lot of fun making this page and I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
and I wish everyone a safe and fun 3 day weekend.
Come back by anytime.
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

FYI ~ My New Look!!!

Hi everyone,
I bet you're wondering what happened to my blog... Well, I am getting a brand new look and it should be up by tomorrow morning, so please come back and take a look. Ragan, from Blogger Boutique put it together and it's absolutely gorgeous... She is fantastic!! If you don't believe me, then I guess you'll have to take look for yourself, and see what I mean..

So until then,
I hope you have a wonderful evening.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Third One's a Charm. I Hope ~ my last NTSB Swap Card

Hi everyone,
This is the last design I'm going to do for the NTSB Swap. I think I'm going to use this one, I really need to make my decision soon, since it's the 30th of May. Here's what I used.
Card Recipe:
Base is SU Chocolate Chip CS
Next is a layer of SU Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Next is another layer of the SU Good Morning Sunshine DSP layered over SU Chocolate Chip CS
The Scallop Oval is punched out of the SU Ballet Blue CS with the Marvy Scallop Punch.
The image is from SU Friends 24-7 stamp set ~ colored with SU Markers
Corners are punched with the SU Corner Punch out of SU Chocolate Chip CS and SU Ballet Blue CS.
Added Brads and Ribbon.
I hope you like this one.
Please let me know what you think.
Thanks for looking.
Have a wonderful evening
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WOW First Place....Way to go Amanda!!!

Hello again,

This last Saturday, May, 16th,
Amanda competed in Houston, Texas, at the Fitness ~ Lone Star and won FIRST PLACE. OMGosh she was so excited and so happy, and I can't tell you how proud we were. She has worked so hard for this and to accomplish this goal in only three shows, well, that's just absolutely amazing..... WAY TO GO AMANDA...
The top picture is of the first, second and third place winners. Amanda is in the middle..
Thanks so much for stopping by,
Have a wonderful evening,
Proud Mother,
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I never looked this good, even in my

Hi everyone,

I just have to brag a little. My dear sweet daughter is in body sculpturing and has gone to competition the last two weekends here in Texas. This one was in Austin, May, 9th. It was the INBF Southwestern Natural Championship and she won 3rd place. You know, last year she got a 3rd place, too. We were/are very proud of her, but she was a little disappointed in herself. These are the pictures that were taken. The first one is of her and her wonderful husband, Jason.
Thanks for stopping by.
Come back again,
Proud Mother,
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Good morning everyone...
I'm still not happy with the last card I made for the SWAP... So I'm in the process of designing another one. I originally wanted to use SU Good Morning Sunshine DSP, but changed to the SU Raspberry Tart at the last minute. I really think I'm going back to Good Morning Sunshine. I will post it when I get it done.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day,
Be sure and check back soon...
HUGS :-)
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Sunday, May 17, 2009

North Texas Shoe Box Card Swap ~ My Card

Hello all,
I decided to change my card for the North Texas Shoe Box Swap. The other one I made had too many layers and required a lot of cutting. This one is much easier for me to cut and I think just as pretty. We are only going to have 10 minutes to stamp and put together each card. I have never made a card in 10 minutes before in my life, this will be very
Here's the recipe:
Base SU Kiwi Kiss CS
SU Raspberry Tart DSP
SU Whisper White CS
SU Friends 24-7 Stamp Set
SU Beautiful Borders Stamp Set
SU Markers
SU Pretty In Pink Ribbon
SU Word Punch
Thanks for looking,
Have a wonderful evening.
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A Penny For Your Thoughts - Scrapbook Page

Hi everyone, the weekend is almost over, what a bummer...
I made another page for my sweet little GD's Album. This is when she was around 9 months old, and I think she is ignoring her Grandma in this Too many pictures on that day, I'm sure.
Here's the recipe:
SU Regal Rose CS sponged with Regal Rose ink
SU Tea Party DSP
SU So Saffron CS cut with the Silhouette
SU Certainly Celery cut with the Silhouette
My Moments Paper Roses
Satin Ribbon
DoodleBug Shin Dig Bubblegum Glitter Letters
MS Border Punch

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Come and see me again,
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

FORT RILEY (also known as) CAMP GRANDMA Scrapbook Page

Hi everyone, hope you're having a wonderful Saturday. I have been on the road the last "FOUR" hours, following my dear sweet husband as he roads an old Oliver 1650 tractor from a farm auction to our place. It's only about 12 to 13 miles away, but it was pouring down rain and we started out going 3 miles an hour... OMG!!! and then we got up to 7 or 8 miles an hour. I'm so glad to be home... That's time I will never see again....

Anyway, I had this done before I left, but didn't have time to upload it until I got back, just know. You know men, when they're ready to go, they're ready to go, but you can wait on them all day long when you want to go He knows I love him...
Anyway, I got the inspiration for this page from this weeks sketch from 52 Sketches ~ 52 Weeks Challenge. Check it out here. This is a fort that my DH built about a year ago. The only thing I want to do different is get a longer slide... Savannah loved it last year and is already using it again this year. For now she has to have supervision (notice the chairs), but later on when she gets a little older, all the grand kids will be climbing on it like a bunch of monkeys.... Which you know they get that from the other side of the family... lol....

Here is the recipe for this page:

SU Pacific Point CS
SU Kiwi Kiss CS
SU Summer Sun CS
SU Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Letters ~ Bubble-A-Bilities
Camp Grandma Stickers ~ Creative Imaginations from the Paper Studio
Plastic Flower embellishments (don't know from where)

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Come back again soon.
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Friday, May 15, 2009

My First Shoe Box Swap!!

Happy Friday, everyone.
I worked on my North Texas Shoe Box Swap cards today. This is the the card I designed and will be taking. Now I just have to make another one and then get all of them cut out and bagged up....
Here's the recipe:
Base is SU Kiwi Kiss CS
The DSP that I used is from SU Raspberry Tart. I used 3 different designs.
SU Rose Red CS
Stamp set is Embrace Life - leaves are stamped in Kiwi Kiss and the sentiment is stamped in Rose Red and again with Basic Black.
Flowers are punched out with the SU 5-petal flower punch
Flower center is punched out with the SU 1/2" circle punch.
Corners are punched out with the SU Photo Corner punch.
Image is stamped on Whisper White CS layered over Kiwi Kiss CS, cut with the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Two Dies.
Added brads and ribbon.
Hope you like it.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Just a Note!!

Hi everyone,

I haven't had time to post anything because I've been working on the design for my card for the North Texas Shoebox Swap that's at the end of this month. I'm so happy that I got in before it closed, it sounds like soooo much fun.
Anyway, I've also got an idea on my layout for this weeks sketch challenge from 52 Sketches ~ 52 Weeks, I just need to get it put all together, and I will tonight or tomorrow... So be sure to check back again.

Thanks for stopping by and checking me out...
Have a wonderful day!!
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Friday, May 8, 2009

Precious Bud ~ Scrapbook Page

Hi everyone,
Here's a page I did for this weeks sketch over at 52 Sketches ~ 52 Weeks . The sketch used 4 photos, and I just used one. But the rest of the l/o is pretty true. Anyway we are just supposed to get our inspiration from what's shown and not duplicate exactly. So anyway, this is what I used. The background is made from a very pretty napkin I bought at my grocery store. Actually came in a pack of 20, and the tutorial is below, if your interested. Here's my list...
SU So Saffron CS
SU Regal Rose CS
SU Old Olive CS
Cutter Bee Curvy Cutter
Flower from Silhouette
Doily from Silhouette
Corners from
Scallop strip from
Covered Buttons
Fonts from computer cut with silhouette.

All I have to say is that her parents better watch out when she gets in full bloom... lol!!

Thanks for looking,
Have a wonderful weekend,
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Napkin and Saran Wrap Background Tutorial

Hi everyone,
Here's a quick tutorial on how I made the Background on Savannah's "Precious Bud" Scrapbook Page. About six months ago on Split Coast Stampers, Lynn from St. Louis showed us this technique for a Technique Challenge and I loved it. I've made a couple of cards using this technique, too.
Here's what you need:
Saran Wrap, Iron, Napkin, 2 pieces of Cardstock and Adhesive.

Next you will need to pull the top ply off of the napkin. This is the part you will use. If you don't, it will not stick to the cs. You may want to cut your cs down about 1/4 to 1/2 inch on the top and bottom, so you can layer it at the end.. Next you will need to tear 2 pieces of saran wrap off and lay them over the 12x12 cs. Make sure you overlap it by at least 2 inches.

Next you will need to lay your napkin over the saran wrap and cardstock

Next make sure your iron is hot, and don't use steam, just heat. Now iron your napkin very slowly. Do not touch the saran wrap with your iron. As you iron the outer edge, and with the iron completely at the edge, lightly pull the saran wrap, it will be melted and pull away very easily.

Here I have done the top and one side and I have pulled the saran wrap away from the edges..

Now it should look like this. All the edges should be clean from the saran wrap and the napkin should be stuck to your cs.

This is what the back will look like. Now take your adhesive and run around all edges of the cs.

Now just press the edges of the napkin over and onto the adhesive.

And there you have it... The other piece of cs is to finish out the back. You will see that I added Regal Rose to the one I did.
Now just add your photos and embellishments... Hope you enjoyed reading this and, who knows, you may want to give it a try...
Thanks so much,

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mother's Day Cards..

Hello everyone...
I am just a little behind on my Mother's Day Cards this year. I need to get them in the mail tomorrow and I still have to do the insides. But this is the outside. My dh bought me a Silhouette SD for my anniversary this year and I am just getting the hang of it... I absolutely LOVE it... Here's what I used on these cards.
Base is Pacific Point
Next is Basic Grey ~ Marrakech masala bella
Butterfly is cut out of Pacific Point, with the Silhouette SD from the website of mamawslegacy She has an awesome website..
I painted the butterfly with Twinkling H20s
Say It With Crystals
The Paper Studio corner punch
Thanks so much for looking.
Have a great evening.
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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Savannahs First Easter ~ Scrapbook Page

Hi everyone,
This is the last one for today... I've had soooo much fun today. This is for the last challenge over at We were to case Kels Holiday Joy Circa 1972 L/O and use a shape other than a square on our L/O. Here's what I used...
SU Lovely Lilac CS
K&Company Die Cut Glitter ~ Happy Trails Waves
Cutter Bee Curvy Cutter
Ric ~ Rac
Stone Script Cartridge
White Gel Pen

Thanks so much for stopping by today,
and come back as often as you like...
Have a wonderful evening.
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Totally Groovy - Scrapbook Page

Hello again!!
I did another page for NSBD. I haven't done the 52 Sketches ~ 52 weeks challenge for this week yet, so this is it. This is a page of sweet little Savannah about 10 months old. And here's what I used...
SU Basic Black CS
Kaiser Scrapbook - Be Mine DP - front and back
SU Certainly Celery CS
SU Almost Amethyst CS
SU Jumbo Wheel - Doodle
SU Jumbo Wheel - Petals
K&Company -Sparkly Sweet - Adhesive Chipboard
Flower Stickers
Butterfly Sticker
Paper Studio Corner Punch
Say It With Crystals.

Thanks again for looking.
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Me & My 4 Legged Girls

Happy NSBD....
Here's another challenge from, we were to scrap about ourselves. I don't have many pictures to choose from, but I liked this one with my little sweeties... Here's what I used.
SU Really Rust CS
SU More Mustard CS
Bo Bunny Beau Jardin Harvest DP
Fiskars Easy Stamp Press
Stampology ~ Doodley Frames
George and Basic Shapes Cartridge
Journaling from the computer

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Have a wonderful weekend.
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Here For You.

Happy Saturday everyone. Today is National Scrap Booking Day and this is a Card I made for a challenge over at we were to use scraps and make a card, and, had to use an item(s) that they have in their store... Here's what I used..
Score~pal - store
Score~pal bone folder - store
SU River Rock CS
DSP not for sure of the name
Zing EP ~ Brownie
SU Friends 24-7 stamp set
MS Border Punch
Paper Studio corner punch
Silk Flowers
Recollections - Gemstone Brad

Thanks so much for looking.
Have a wonderful weekend.

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