Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blogaversary - Winner

I used the Random Number Generator to pick "The lucky winner" and that is #4
christina d said... Congrats on the blogiversary! I love all the art and this last card is just the cutest I wouldn't mind winning the candy either.

Christina please email me with your snail mail address and I will send your goodies out to you! If I do not hear from Christina by Saturday I will re-pick another winner.

Thank you all for entering and well wishes!


Monday, February 23, 2009

Blogaversary - Candy Time!

It's hard to believe a year has passed since I shyly took the plunge and started blogging. I never expected to have a single visitor and instead I have formed some wonderful friendships!

A Special thanks to all my readers, fellow stamping bloggers who linked to my blog, and everybody else who helped me along with your comments and concerns throughout the year, to you I say Thank you!

The blog candy is open to all, I will ship internationally. Just leave a comment and be sure I can contact you if you win. Winner will be chosen using random generator on Monday February 23, 2008.

If more then 50 persons enter I will add a second prize package to giveaway so, the more the merrier!

Here is what is up for grabs!
Queen & Co.- Winter brads
Queen & Co. - cloud 9 brads
Bow Wow Meow - Dog bone brads
Jolee's - leatherettes purse & pocketbook
Karen Foster - Magnetic Journals
Kurio - Baby themed dimensional stickers
See-D's stamp set - Domestic Goddess
See-D's stamp set - Mexican Fiesta
Making Memories "Simply Fabulous Font" Alphabet stamps
Lasting Impressions 6x6 "Central Park" scrap pad
Tinkering Ink - Becoming Green scrapbook package

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bold Birthday Card

Just a quick share because it took me forever to get going today. I was putting some new sets away when I remembered my BIL had a Birthday coming up but quickly decided this card needed a scallop edging which isn't quite suitable for a guy! The black polka dot paper is actually from a set of 4 coasters that I picked up in the $ bin at Joann's. I peeled it off and had plenty from one coaster to create this card. The polka dot paper paired up with the turquoise is a match made in heaven!

Supplies include :
SU "Big Birthday Candle"
DCWV scallop card (cut and reassembled)
Scribbles shiny black
Zig Marker
Black and white cs
Glitter glue
Copic Markers
Thanks for stopping in. Don't forget to enter your name for blog candy, time is running out!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Simple Life

Hi, being off work today I decided to have some fun and follow the Hip Hop with the Unity gals. After, blog hopping I was so inspired I pulled out a couple of my Unity sets to play with. This is what I came up with. To create I used Eco Chic and Simple Pleasures sets. I first stamped, cut and embossed the tree onto white cs then repeated only stamping inside a circle cut using Nestabilities. Coloring was done using Copic Markers. Nothing super fancy just a clean no frill card.

Other supplies include
Lasting Impressions (line green, brown) CS
Hot off the press PP
SU Kraft CS
Polka Dot ribbon (gifted from Kathy)
Button misc. stock, small piece hemp.
Ivory thread, sewing machine
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder
I so wish we had a hint of leaves on our trees here but no such luck. We are under a blizzard and got dumped on pretty good today I am happy I was off as the highway I travel was closed due to a 27 car pile up right by my exit.
Enjoy your evening and don't forget to get your name in for blog candy you have until Monday. It is open to all you don't need a blog to enter.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stinking Cute Dye Job

While shopping at my local scrapbook store I spotted this stamp from Inkadinkado and had to buy it. Although I never think to pair these colors together I think I like them together. It is cute right?
Supplies Include
Black Ink
Copic Markers
Crystal Lacquer
Scenic Route (orange & red polka dot), Invitiational unknown (purple & white polka dot) CS
White , Lasting Impressions lilac, Red Linen CS
Big Buttons miscellanous, white and lilac embossing floss.

Oval Nestabilites
Polka Dot ribbon Michael's
Thanks for popping in, enjoy your day.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Date's Valentine

I whipped up this card this morning for my lunch date. My lil' nephew invited me to be his Valentine since his auntie didn't have one. How sweet is that for a 14 year old? He took me to Applebee's and afterwards to Stone Cold Creamy which I had never been to before. What a wonderful afternoon I had. I hope everyone else also had a delightful day.

This card was super quick to make thanks to Kim Hughes "UR A Hoot" set. I colored the owl using Copic markers, then hung the saying from the branch using a little twine, and of course added a button to finish it off. Isn't it the cutest!

It was a fun very easy simple Valentine to make and perfect for that special boy.

Collage of Valentine Cards

Today marks my one year anniversary of blogging. Thank you all for being so supportive of me throughout one of my most difficult years. I will be back later with lots of yummy candy up for grabs so be sure to stop back.
I want to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Valentine's Day. I thought I would share some of the Valentine cards I made for family and friends this year but never got around to posting on my blog. Most of them were dry embossed and as always (my style) quick makes with the exception of the "fishy one". The fish one was a challenge card made for a challenge Kathy hosted.
In the first photo, I made a bunch of cards using a new brass template paired up with My Mind's Eye pp. I liked the layout of the card that I came up with so much that I decided to take on this week's Unity challenge on Splitcoaststampers create the "cake" atc you see in the picture.
The second card was made using lots of buttons and the same heart template and was made for a dear embossing friend. She is the sweetest most talented embossing friend around. All paper and buttons are Lasting Impressions.
The third were made with images sent to me by Kathy . This is the challenge Kathy spoke of on her blog.
Thanks for popping in and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Send A Sweet Treat

Here’s a little something to sweeten your Valentine’s Day. Just click on the link below to see how a cupcake that I baked especially for you will help fight ovarian cancer. That’s because for every virtual cupcake sent this February, Electrolux will donate $1 to The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. http://www.kelly-confidential.com/view_cupcake/96133/


This is perfect in every way who doesn't love a cupcake! It's for a super good cause, free, customizable, calorie free . For each cupcake you send you have a entry for the super sweet matching washer and dryer giveaway. Click away and be sure to send out plenty!

Registering only takes a second.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

In My Garden Love Grows

I'm a lazy blogger as of late, so sorry. It seems by the time I get things uploaded I then am too tired to post and crash. On the home front I do have some wonderful news. The roofer called me late yesterday and said he is coming to install my much needed roof in the morning. I had to laugh at him because winds were approaching 70 mph. and and not expected to end until 10am this morning with rain and snow predicted thereafter. To my amazement I was awoken to 30 roofers jumping out of their trucks and onto my roof. Momma is getting a new roof. I am locked upstairs in my room to keep warm so it is the perfect time to post some of the shares I have neglected to post recently and some newly created ones.

I entered a blog giveaway and won this set from Toodles & Binks when it arrived yesterday I couldn't wait to see what I could do with it. After stamping, embossing and coloring the image with Copic markers I followed the outline of the tree top and cut a piece of pink felt to use as a backdrop for it. The set is called "In My Garden Love Grows". I added a small Nestability bird for added interest and to make it look more shabby.

Don't you think this card is perfect to give that special friend on Valentine's Day?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bouquet Love

Hello, sorry I have been neglecting my blog. We have been hit with blizzard after blizzard here making for a total mess. My days off have been spend shoveling 170 foot sidewalks on some real estate that was tossed in my lap when hubby died. I have been too tired to post anything but on a good note the weather is suppose to go to 50 this weekend so hopefully, it will only be a vague memory of a nasty winter season here.
I have managed to make a few cards in between, this first one I'm sharing was made using a new Lasting Impressions template which I fell in love with. I paired it up with some paper from My mind's Eye "Love" paper which distresses very nicely. I stamped the center using a stamp from Printworks to finish it off with white ink and seafoam emboossing powder.
Other supplies include Nestabilities "circles and scallops" and green buttons from Joann's.
Thanks for stopping in, enjoy your day.