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29 Nov 2007

Okay I am an elf and this is my name....which is rather appropriate since I am happily covered in glue at the end of the day

Your Elf Name Is...
Floppy Sticky Fingers

28 Nov 2007

Warm Hugs....


There is nothing like a friendly group hug!

This sweet little snowman hug stamp AND "warm hugs" sentiment is from Stamping Bella. Oh yeh, it really is! .......and you thought she just had the Bella's.. .....nope...she has lots of other things...check it out yourself!



Now my layout is a take-off from Poetic Artistry's Mojo Monday Challenges from last week.....I haven't done any of the challenges -yet- although anyone is welcome to join in the fun.


I was on the Verve Visual website (yes, I did buy some stamps - so shoot me) and saw a link to Julee's blog - so what could I do?!

Her blog had a sweet card that she posted to Mojo Monday and so to make a long story short - I liked the layout and used half of it!

I colored in the image with my new copics and cut it out with my circle nestabilities then the scalloped circle. The squares are cut with the Marvy punch - sadly, I don't have the square nestabilities (but they are on backorder hee hee)

The paper is Figgy Pudding Basic Grey. I only bought one 6 x 6 paper pack, which is great for small projects like cards-- and it does a tub load!

And if you have scraps left over you can make the tree card like this one ! (psst - click the link!)

I didn't know what color to stamp the sentiment so I stamped it in 2 different colors!! black and red, and my turquoise marker was used just to highlight the sentiment.....I love it!!

Crap!! I just realized that the sentiment is crooked....geeez!! I need a stamp-a-ma-jig....I think that is what they are called!

Off to bed...I have been a busy elf today!!


LUCKY ME!!

Sunshine Christmas!

Why a Sunshine Christmas you ask?

Because the stamp set used for this card is from Sunshine Designs!! and I couldn't think up a clever title today....I am whipped.

This set is actually a block with a stamp on four sides.

I only used 3 of the stamps (as you can see) for this card. I got new COPICS - oh yeh - and so I coloured the presents with my new copics!

Okay, now I keep typing copies instead of copics....so excuse if you see THAT!

Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey was used to mount the images on and then onto the background cardstock.

I got my Figgy from Scrapping Great Deals who just happen to have their 12 hour sale on right now until midnight! Every Wednesday from 12 midnight til 12 midnight -24 hours long.....and longer if it is still posted!

I got this beautiful satin ribbon from my dollar store and I used the Stamping Up photo corner punch for the corners.

My sentiment is from My Favorite Things Sassy Sayings Set. I really want the Essential Sentiments - it has a really cool font!! Maybe for Christmas!

LUCKY ME!!

Shameless Casing....


Hello, my name is Lucky and I am guilty of casing......LOL! Aren't we all!??

Yes......this card is directly cased from Michelle Giraud at Twisted Chick Creations or "Flaxychick" as some know her. She has a beautiful site and some fantastic creations! Click on the link to cruise!

She had a freaking ingenious way to use up scraps! By taking your scraps and trimming them into triangle trees!!

She used her precious Figgy Pudding and I understand that because I don't like to throw any of those scraps in the garbage and sometimes I even have to fight my dog for them - she likes to chew....


Since lately, that is the only paper I have been using, I used my Figgy too.

I used my Stamping Bella "merry & bright" sentiment and a couple of brads to finish it off. How clever!!

Well, hubby felt so bad about the Chinese food last night, that he took me out tonight - for Chinese food!! YAY! I love it!! (and obviously, so does he)

No dishes tonight!

LUCKY ME!!

27 Nov 2007

I WISH I had supper....


At the end of my last post I was so excited because Tuesdays are the day my daughter, Holly has math class in the city.....so today my hubby graciously took her instead of me because I was babysitting for my other daughter, Marcie's little guy --my little grandson (who is pretty cute, if you didn't know) .

Well THE RULE IS, whoever goes into the city on Tuesday brings home supper for the evening........

My little icon on the right side says I am hungry? oh yeah, they went and had Chinese food and didn't bring me home dinner-for-one or leftovers or nothing!!! Geez....I freaking love Chinese food!

Anyway, I am over it.....kind of....


This card is a square card as you can see....I used my Technique Tuesday Children stamp set and stamped in black versa on kraft and embossed it with clear embossing.

I cut it out with my circle nestabilities and then cut out the larger circle in black and then larger scalloped circle in kraft again.


On the scalloped circle, I took my flourishes and stamped around it because it was soooo bare-naked.

Then I stamped more flourishes (gotta love them) in versa sand ink on the black background.

I popped up the circles and added some brads in a sort of interesting way.....if you're interested...haha!

Don't forget that Scrapping Great Deals , a great on-line store, has their 12 hour sale from midnight Tuesday 'til midnight Wednesday. Actually, I just got an e-mail from Sheila and the sale is starting RIGHT NOW!!! until midnight Wednesday...... go on over and on the right hand side-click the link that says "12 hour special"!

Well, I am off to get my supper because I am famished (see top of this post for reason why)....

LUCKY ME!! (not so lucky hubby *wink*) Marcie stop reading this.....

It's a Family Christmas!


Okay-- second verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit - well not so green!! LOL!


I am using the same layout as the previous cards, just different paper.

Same stamp set is featured - Papertrey Ink Holiday Wishes -a very easy stamp set to incorporated into your Christmas cards.


I was babysitting my little grandson (have I told you how cute he is.......) this morning and I made two cards while he was sleeping.

Not only does that tell you what a good boy he is (and he is), it also says how fast these layouts go!

This layout is so really quick and easy to put together! and I NEED it quick and easy since our next bazaar is less than 2 weeks away!!

Oh my - everytime I say that I get a little sick feeling in my gut!


I used Figgy Pudding paper from Basic Grey, because I wanted to go with turquoise and brown, because, this morning on Cityline ( a morning talk show in Canada) the designer, I forget her name - Debbie someone - said that turquoise is the big colour this year - so my cards HAVE to be able to sit up on your mantel!! LOL!!


Cut out the paper, ticket punch the corners with my Stamping UP ticket punch - love it, adhere all the pieces.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment in Versa Pine Cone - it is just not as dark of a brown as some stamps and I didn't want it to look black! punch all those corners and popped it up with some dimensionals.

Then I added the ribbon and brads and it was done. I may still sponge some turquoise or white around the brown background, because it kind of looks blank - yes blank.....



This card is also featuring the Papertrey Ink Holiday Wishes stamp set and Figgy Pudding paper.

I added some stickles to the little snowflakes (or stars - what do YOU see?) That stamp is from Art Impressions.


I had some wide white ribbon from Walmart that was just too harsh so I ran a bead of glue down the center and laid the itsy bitsy teeny weeny little brown ribbon down the center to make a striped ribbon....that would have been easier using the glue in a tape roll or a glue pen but why go easy??! (because I didn't think of that at the time....!!!)

Well, blogger can't upload my pictures so when they are available I will post them! - finally.....


Well, hubby took my daughter to math class today and whoever goes to the city gets to (has to) bring home supper!! YIPPEE!!


LUCKY ME!!


26 Nov 2007

It's a Peace Christmas....


Okay, do you notice a theme here? These last three posts were cards that used the same paper and same stamp set - I love paper so I didn't know if I could make three in a row without changing up!! and I did it!!


Big deal eh?

Well, I just can't believe how neat and tidy my stamp room is when you only use two sheets of 12 x 12 paper and some scraps.


I used one piece of 12 x 12 Chatterbox Inc. plaid paper and one piece of 12 x 12 green cardstock to make all three cards. Leftover scraps of chocolate brown, figgy pudding red and Papertrey Ink white cardstock were used after digging through my stash. I'm probably the only one with a stash of paper! LOL!!


Now this card is the same layout as the Holiday Christmas card, (click the link for a reminder of that layout) except that the Holiday Christmas card was created in the portrait style. It just shows how two cards can be so different, just turned around.


Okay, so most of you knew that. Am I a little too excited about it!!?


I used Papertrey Ink Holiday Wishes stamp set --that I love (I'm surprised you didn't know that...) Papertrey Ink white cardstock, Chatterbox Inc. paper, Studio Ribbon ribbon and then just a couple of brads. I didn't emboss this card but next time I surely would. It is a little more elegant (although I don't know how Holiday Wishes stamp set could be any more elegant!)


I like it!!


LUCKY ME!!

It's a Magical Christmas!

Well, just so you know I cased this card - I could never think up this layout!! This layout came from shorty419 on Splitcoast Stampers. She has a beautiful gallery and the card I cased this from is gorgeous!! I think she may have cased it from someone else....but don't we all do it once?!!


All these layers are so crazy difficult for me to do! Don't look too closely - there are a lot of variations in the layers! LOL!!


The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. It is called Holiday Wishes - an absolutely phenomenal set of Christmas stamps - a "must have and sooooo glad I've got it" stamp set!


The paper I stamped it on was the reverse side of the Chatterbox plaid paper I used in a previous post. Versafine Olympia Green was used and then it was embossed in clear embossing powder. I stamped on the little stars with an Art Impressions stamp and embossed them also.

The background of the card - more Chatterbox plaid - is adhered to the base which is Papertrey Ink white cardstock - fantastic paper! It has such a heavyweight, it is perfect for cards.


Then there are the layers. Layers upon layers!! I had so much trouble cutting these out evenly. Is there a trick? Please let me know.....these are not too even. --BUT that does means that you do have a "one-of-a-kind" handmade card!!


Add a bit of ribbon from Studio Ribbons and done!! On to the next card!


I LOVE STAMPING AND PASTING AND CUTTING AND PIECING AND GLUING AND EMBOSSING AND SNIPPING AND........


LUCKY ME!!

Happy Holidays Christmas!


I love plaid paper! I finally figured out how to use it! This plaid paper is from Chatterbox Inc. and I got it from Scrapping Great Deals - one of the store I deal with in person and on-line!


This card uses a basic layout (which I may be using a lot of in the next couple of weeks since we have another bazaar on the 5th-actually 12 days -YIKES!) and you can whip these up so easy!


I ticket punched all the corners in this one just for a change. I love my Stamping Up ticket punch! Everything is layered and sponged with ink - those little sponge daubers are the cat's ass! (can you say that on blogger?)

Papertrey Ink Holiday Wishes is the sentiment - that is a fantastic stamp set, so darn elegant, and if you don't care to be coloring images all the time it is great! And some people don't care for images on their cards so I am trying to please everyone!! (nervous breakdown - here I come!)

I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Olympia Green and then embossed it with clear embossing - it provides such a great punch...

Added a couple of ribbons and a couple (sadly - not 3) of brads and -as Rachael Rae would say - good to go! I didn't use 3 brads because I really didn't think the card would balance being as I only had two ribbons-which I got from Studio Ribbons. Anyway, it works for me!!

On to make the next card. I am going to try to make three cards with the same sheets of 12 x 12 paper. I know it is possible-I just don't know if I can do it! I LOVE cutting and pasting paper!!

LUCKY ME!!

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers (2)


I found a new little group through blogging - ya know -clicking on everyone's links at the side of their page - oh man it's fun!!

It's called Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers (2). I think the 2 is because I am in the second group. The idea is to find friendship as well as sharing your life and ideas with other bloggers. I'm not sure about it, but I am always up for a challenge!! Myself, I am kind of a personal person and not one to share tons of info so they may have to flog me to find out about my life. Just don't flog at my blog!! LOL!!

If you would like to become a member of Group 2 visit the SBS Blog for more information and to find out the quick (& painless) process of signing up.

Here's the little bit about me that I am willing to share: I have been married for 27 years - to the same great guy! I have 3 wonderful kids - well 4 if you count my son-in-law - okay 4 wonderful kids! AND one sweet, precious and rather cute little grandson!! We live on a farm and I gather the eggs for 11,600 hens when my back doesn't have a nervous breakdown and - most importantly -and the best part - I love to stamp!!

That's it in a nutshell.

Okay, well I can't figure out for the life of me how to add the picture of the Sisterhood, but when I do I will post it!

25 Nov 2007

On second thought......


You know how you make a card and think -

"Hey, I kind of like that"

and then you go make supper and when you come back and look at it - someone has been in there and made your card not so great!?

Well, I think that happened with this card - although it is growing on me.

The premise is good......that layout is fine, it is just that RED! and a bit of wasted space, now that I look at it.....sometimes you really have to take a step back! Probably best to do that before you post it! HAhaha!

I had to borrow Marcie's paper piercer because I broke mine trying to pry my scalloped circle nestability off of my cuttlebug mat........oh boy.....try to remember to keep that cutting side up.......LOL! I didn't notice until I started piercing that HER paper piercer was snipped off at the end also - thus the big piercings.

Then I had to use my Stamping Up tag maker punch for the bottom of this card (not so bad) because I broke my corner punch....... a wee bit of an expensive day.

Edited to add: Sounds like a lot of complaining about this card - funny thing is - the more I look at it, the more I like it! Forgot to mention about paper piecing the hat and scarf! Stamped it on red cardstock, cut it out and pieced it.

AND I bought a whole boat load of other "stuff" online today, because we are going to be at another bazaar, for the school this time, in two weeks so please, please, please hopefully everything comes in time!! (Papertrey Ink, Scrapping Great Deals, Pink Cat Studio, Verve Visual - if you are reading this please put everyone else's order aside and just look after mine..... ROFL!)

Actually, if it doesn't show up in time for this bazaar, there is always next year!!

Snowman Stamp: Inkadinkado
Sentiment: Sunshine Designs
Paper: Imagine That - Walmart
Accessories: nestabilities, paper piercer, tag punch, photo holder thingy


Now this card I loved right from the start because I absolutely think this is the cutest little stamp going! It is from Magenta and I bought it at the Paper Pickle, my local stamp store. Don't they just look like they are all snuggled up!?

Cuttlebugged the green cardstock with the snowflake folder (it definitely is not that bright of a green IRL) Used my corner punch on the bottom of the green paper ( I did this card before I broke my punch!) and then on the bottom of the stamped image paper.

I dug out my shimmer chalks that I haven't used in ages and just dusted the angels with them. Then I took my Krylon silver leafing pen and traced around the image-- popped it up with with some dimensionals, added some L'il Davis ribbon and brads and done.

Very easy!

I have to go and get my spot in front of the TV--Desperate Housewives is on soon and I think something happens to Lynette!!

I am sooo looking forward to the next couple of weeks when I get a whole bunch of NEW SUPPLIES!!

LUCKY ME!!



24 Nov 2007

What a Rush!!

That was too fun!!

What a GREAT day! We had our church bazaar today and we made $210!

I mean....all we had to do was make some cards......AND we got an offer to do another bazaar in two weeks! YIKES! I guess we are going to do it....

We sold practically everything today, so knuckle down and hard at it this week. These are not HUGE sales, but there were probably about 200 people that came through today, so for 4 hours of "work" it was fun.
Maybe double that the next one.

Besides that, I saw so many of people I hadn't seen for awhile....so it is all good.....

Back to the card making!!!

LUCKY ME!!

Today is the DAY!!!

Oh my goodness.....I am soooo excited!! Today is the day of our very first bazaar!

My daughter and I are selling our stuff - (uh-- shouldn't say stuff - say creations!) for the church mind you, so there are bound to be some sympathy buys, LOL!!

Got to go! Wish me luck!! {*wink*}

LUCKY ME!!

23 Nov 2007

Bella Name Tags

For the life of me, I am trying to find the site that I cased these from.
Please, please, if you are the one, let me know so I can give you full credit!

It was someone who was going to a stamping convention and had made name tags with Stamping Bella and the name MISH was stamped on the tag.

*Edited: Julie Masse from Stampin With Julie, just e-mailed me and let me know that the blog I cased these tags from was Mish Mash by Michelle Wooderson.
Okay, I just said that like it was a natural thing that Julie Masse would e-mail me - uh, no.....but I sure do appreciate her letting me know that information and, for heaven's sake, that she even scans my blog!! How cool is that?!! Enough blithering......

Well, onto this cute little tag....

My daughter and I are in a bazaar tomorrow for our church and we have been making cards and treats to sell so I came across these ingenious name tags! I mean - really!

This one is for Marcie, Bookabella, from Stamping Bella - I let her pick out her Bella because, well, she is 26, LOL!! Marcie is a librarian so this is a PERFECT tag for her.

I just paper pieced the bellas with paper from Black and White Paper Stack DCWV, added a huge eyelet and matching ribbon from Walmart.....I attached a bit of silver elastic so we could tie it around a button or a safety pin or something. It would look good hanging from a lanyard also...hmmmm....have to look for those..I have some around.

I picked out Winobella (also from Stamping Bella)......for absolutely no reason...........other than I love her!! Of course, if that were the only criteria, I would have every Bella be my name tag!! LOL!!

I think they are toooo freakin' CUTE!!

Of course, when I showed hubby, he said - "Urrr, honey, where are the names?"

GASP! I put the pictures in the plastic sleeves and closed them all up before I put the names on..... chit....

I can still use the word window punch and attach them. I was so excited to get them done!! HAHA!

Well off to bed for me....early and long day tomorrow!!


LUCKY ME!



22 Nov 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!!




To all my American readers

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

and may you all enjoy your lovely dinners

(no doubt turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy etc etc. - I'm making myself hungry!!)

with your family and friends.....

21 Nov 2007

Figgy.......again.....and again....

Okay, this is the second attempt at posting these cards!.....Blogger is giving me a hard time today....... ugh....

Oh my goodness, I LOVE this Figgy Pudding paper!! I got mine at Scrappin' Great Deals, an online shop that has fantastic prices and GREAT service!

She also has a great sale from Midnight Tuesday until Midnight Wednesday EVERY WEEK!! You should hop over there right now

-well-- read my blog first....then way you go!!

Like I said, I tried to post this earlier so you would have more time --but Blogger is sick today LOL!!


This card is so darn pretty.....I love the brown and aqua together!!



I stamped the image that I got from Michael's cheap bin ($1 - $1.50 in Canada) then stamped it again, colored it with my prisma pencils, cut it out and popped it up with dimensionals.

I actually only had HUGE 3-D glue dots so I cut two in half and then I had four!!

Smart me!!

(note to self: leave glue dots sandwiched in their protective paper when you cut them in half - I cut the first one after I removed it from the paper - let's just say _messy!! LOL!!)

I set that aside and glued my backing paper (Figgy Pudding) on, trimmed it with ribbon from Walmart, and then adhered my image on the card.

Of course, I wasn't happy, so I pulled out my photo corner punch and added MORE Figgy paper - can you every have enough??

The answer is NO!! It is addictive.....


I am not really happy with this gift card holder.

It was soooo easy to make! The tutorial is over at Splitcoast Stampers and the instructions are such a cinch to follow. Click on the word instructions for the tutorial!

I love these colors but as you can see, I screwed up the ribbon at the top.

For some reason I had a brain fart when adding the ribbon and joined it at the front of the flap instead of under the flap. I tried to hide it by added a pretty Prima flower with some satin ribbon tied in the middle....but it still needs to be fixed....

The background paper and flappy latch is cuttlebugged, and then I scalloped the latch (for use of a better word!) added some velcro and done!

Such an easy project to make! And everyone gives gift cards these days!

I hope I get one.....or two.....or.......

LUCKY ME!!

20 Nov 2007

It's a Figgy Christmas with a watermark!


LUCKY ME!


I don't usually begin my blog with that, but really, check out my new watermark - created and made by the wonderful Beth Silaika from Freckled Fun Designs, who also did my cute, little banner!


She does marvelous work as you can see, and her prices are so reasonable!! Check her out...

Oh my goodness, my card today was truly inspired by the wonderful Trudee over at Splitcoast Stampers. Check out her blog "Follow Your Bliss" - she has a really neat card with the tree Figgy Paper so I had to try it with the present Figgy Paper.


My card was stamped with a Michael's stamp from their cheap bin! I love that bin! You can find the cutest little stamps for only $1 , well, $1.50 in Canada - go figure!


I used my prisma pencils (from My Favorite Things) and gamsol to color and of course those amazing Sakura glitter pens, although that doesn't show in the photo.

I used my Stamping Up ticket punch to punch the corners, mounted it on baby blue cardstock which was always ticket punched and again on olive green.


I put that aside and used Figgy Pudding present paper that I got at Scrappin Great Deals mounted it on brick cardstock then took the light blue figgy paper- mounted it on brown cardstock, surrounded it with my red polka dot ribbon and adhered it to the figgy present paper. (does that make any sense at all???!)


Layers, layers, layers....right now I am into the layers!


I popped up the stamped image and attached it to the background, added the sentiment in Versamagic pine cone chalk ink. Coffee bean was just too dark for this card.....sometimes it looks black.

Then I paper pierced around the light blue paper and did some faux zig zag stitching.


I hope I get some pretty Christmas cards like this for Christmas!! I suppose it is the thought that counts.....hmmmm. LOL!!


It is kind of depressing, though, when you walk around in Wal-mart and see their Christmas cards at 10/$1.99. It leads me to wonder, why I do this at all....but then I go on to the scrapping section, or ribbon aisle and I get lost in all that lovely "stuff" and I forget about their ugly cards (IMO) and buy , buy, buy!!


Off to math class today with my daughter.....maybe I will go to the ribbon section!!


LUCKY ME!


Well.....what do you think!!!!?

Isn't it beeee-oooo-tiful!!!?

I AM ABSOLUTELY LUVIN' IT!!!

My new banner was designed and created.......

(and posted by the way, because I am so computer technical stuff-challenged)

by......{drum roll}....

Beth Silaika of Freckled Fun Designs!!

She does this kind of thing and has so many other lovely banners under her belt or desk or computer (ya know what I mean)

I had nothing to work with...I mean nothing....I just gave her a smitgeon of an idea and she put it together and hand drew everything!! I mean EVERYTHING!!

Go and check out her site and see all the pretty things she does!! She is awesome to work with....very patient.....very patient......and very patient.......!! Honestly, I just don't understand computers. I am just fortunate that I figured out this blog stuff because I love it! (and my new banner!!)

I'm in my stamp room today, so new cards coming soon.

We have our bazaar this weekend, so I have to get making more product! make the product make the product make the product

LUCKY ME!!

18 Nov 2007

Comments on Blogs


Well, hubby took me out for supper last night to the Cajun Pepper and it was fabulous!!

We had "Fajitas for Two", and we even were allowed to mix-it-up with a veggie and chicken mix.....that is great because I am not heavy into the meat and hubby NEEDS the meat! Arggghhh....(ya know what I mean)

Then we went to see "American Gangsters" which was really good. I loved it, and so did hubby........we haven't been to a movie in probably 20 years......and I felt like I was never going to be able to get out of those seats! LOL! No Kidding! But the popcorn was just as good as I remember!!

I just read an entry in Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas about what makes people comment on a blog.

Interesting question.....and the thing is, I am just as bad.

I subscribe to about 15 blogs and I hardly ever comment on those blogs.....so how could I ever expect them to see MY blog if they don't know I exist?

Anyway, this is surely not a rant or a rage about commentors, but if you feel the urge and want to say hi, please do go ahead - I would LOVE to hear from you!!

17 Nov 2007

Christmas surprise!!

Another - "not your average" Christmas card!

This stamp is, of course, from Stamping Bella, she is Mamabella!
How skinny is she!?!

But always smiling, and her baby is too!! underneath that passy.... pacifier...susie....ditty...sucky....etc etc

I think she is saying "Merry Christmas Honey - my you've been gone a long time!" ROFL!!!

or she could just be saying "Merry Christmas Honey"

- either way - she is pretty darn cute!


I stamped her on white cardstock and used my oval scalloped nestabilities to cut her out. I bought them online from Scrapping Great Deals. She is so great and has great 2-day delivery (to my place anyway) and has always been a great communicator!

I outlined Mama's oval in my new red leaf shimmer pen. It is not as red as I thought it was going to be but it is okay.

I stamped her again on a piece of Scrapworks doublesided cardstock and cut out her outfit so I could do some paper piecing. Then I re-stamped her on the opposite site of the cardstock and cut out the baby's outfit (maybe blankie...)

Background paper is Arctic Frog, with a layer of cardstock and some sweet polka dot ribbon. I adhered her to the background and glued on some prima flowers and BLING BLING BLING!! I Love it!!

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and it is stamped on the word window punch from Stamping Up!!

I have to go look up what time the movies are on in town (hee hee) because hubby just asked me out on a date!! (of course I have to look up everything -what time, what movies are on, where can we go for supper) but the thought is there.


LUCKY ME!!

It's a Cosmo Christmas!!



Not your average Christmas card here today ladies and gentlemen!

A little bit on the different edge this afternoon....


Cosmo lady is living it up at Christmas....she is from Inky Antics and I just LOVE her attitude!


I think she is saying "Happy Holidays Boys!!"


The name of the stamp is "Cocktail Time" - but to me --that is a BIG understatement - don't you think - LOL!


She is colored with my daughter's copics that I used when I was looking after the little guy, Jake (thanks, Marcie). Bubbles are lime green stickles - oh my goodness, I luv that stickles stuff!! - it gives such a cute little pop to a card - check out her earrings and necklace too!! Yep - stickles!!


The background stamp "Happy Holidays" is from Stamping Bella and is stamped in Versamark chalk ink - "Ocean Depth" and then embossed with clear powder. Card is tied with Offray green ribbon and turquoise with green polka dot ribbon.

Added some turquoise brads and backed it on lilac cardstock and then popped it up on some delicious Doodlebug green GLITTER paper. This is called sugar coated and I got it at my local scrapbook store. This paper is FABULOUS!! It is cardstock weight and makes a great embellishment to your cards. I have it in red and green and white....so prepare to see a lot of it - woo hoo!!

This card was made for the Stamping Bella color challenge which was Lovely lilac, temp. turquoise, regal rose and certainly celery. I am kind of stretching it with the certainly celery.....and there is not too much regal rose.....however..... I hope they accept it!

What's for supper, Lucky?

16 Nov 2007

It's a Wordsworth/Rubber Soul Christmas!


It is another Wordsworth card and I love this stamp...these stick people are so cool and easy going!

*Edited to add - Rubber Soul and Wordsworth apparently are made by the same company - and I see on the Paper Pretties site that this particular stamp is categorized under Rubber Soul stamps. My stamp says Wordsworth on the wood so I went on right to the Rubber Soul site itself and voila! Wordsworth/Rubber Soul - we are both right!

Oh my goodness, before I had that sentence typed up, blogger had downloaded my picture! FAST SERVICE ! Woo hoo...that is a first. Usually I am done typing my post before the picture downloads. Blogger must love Wordsworth too....{wink}!

This card was so simple really, stamp the image, colour it, layer it up and pop it out on your back ground. My background paper is cardstock and the patterned paper is from Arctic Frog.

Last year's stock that I found BURIED in a pile! Funny how THAT happens isn't it?

I added some wal-mart ribbon and a few little baubles I found in my scrapping drawer, pulled off of something most likely.


However, the cool thing is......I went over to watch my little grandson yesterday and Marcie said to me,

"Guess what I got in the mail today?"

I stared at her and said hesitantly "Whaaat?"

"My copics"

I shrieked!!

Me, who has always said, I could care less if I have copics, I have prismacolor pencils, I have Tombows, blah, blah, blah - that ALL went out the window when I saw those crazy copics. - THEN she most generously entrusted them to me while she went to work!

Oh my goodness, I used them for this card and the blending is fabulous (if I do say so)


They do work so nicely.......{sigh}


She got them from the My Favorite Things website. I MAY have to peruse the site myself.


Well, hubby took me out for lunch and I may just do that for him supper because I really don't feel like cooking up anything except maybe another Christmas card!!


LUCKY ME!!

15 Nov 2007

Transparency Cards

These cards are sooooo easy to make and REALLY fun!! It was neat to try to do something so very cool and not to get my fingerprints all over it!


I wasn't really planning on using transparency to layer over this card but it seemed to lend to it after I started double stamping.


Using my Inkadinkadoo stamp set "Holiday Swirls" I stamped the main image in Versamagic Chalk Ink Aegean Blue then embossed it with holographic embossing powder. You can't really see that in the photo but it is REALLY pretty!! I sponged around the outside with Versamagic Chalk Ink Aspen Mist, then layered it on some metallic blue cardstock.



The base of my card is paper from Papertrey Ink (y'all know how I feel about that paper - LUV IT!) which is so luvingly heavy and perfect for card bases. I stamped the swirls (Inkadinkado) and snowflakes from Hampton Art Stamps and Art Impressions in Aegean Blue and then restamped overtop and kind of to the side (clear as mud?) in Aspen Mist.



Then I adhered my image on top and thought I was finished! But the more I kept looking at it - I knew it needed something else. I left my stamping room and came back later (after all those wifely duties etc.!! LOL!!) and just knew what I wanted to do with that card!


I cut the transparency to fit over top of the card and laid it on top. Then, using StazOn Cotton White ink I stamped the swirls again once more overtop and kind of to the side. A couple of eyelets later - then it was done!


There are a lot of shadows in this photo, which is so easy to do with transparency cards. The lighting has to be just right and since I don't live in a studio!! Man, I tried.....


My second card is just pure transparency......after getting along okay with the first one I thought I would go whole hog and do a whole transparency card!!
Nichole from Papertrey Ink has a SUPER DUPER card on her website and I was humbly inspired by her to try this one.......


Measure a piece of transparency 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" and score in the middle at 4 1/4". I stamped my snowflake stamps from Art Impressions and Hampton Art Stamps with StazOn Cotton White Ink on the front of the card.

Using my round scalloped nestability (is it singular?! LOL!) I cut out 4 circles and attached them with clear pop dots. Make sure you line them up perfectly or it will be - well - not good!!

I stamped the sentiment inside with a Holiday Wishes stamp from Papertrey Ink

As you can see - it is very hard to take a photograph because of all the shadows and glares and flares etc. but it is really pretty!!

Have to go and clean up the kitchen, make the beds, do the laundry, think of something for lunch....but first....I should make a few cards....LOL!!

LUCKY ME!!

14 Nov 2007

Kissy Kissy Christmas!!

Here I am back again already. I TOLD you I had lots to offer! Since my computer was down I had a lot of things to do because of this church bazaar Marcie and I are going to be at.


It is next Saturday the 24th and I have been worried because of course I don't have enough cards made and I don't know how we are going to do our table and I don't know what we should charge for things.....{this is me hyperventilating} ....hmmmm....settle....



Wordsworth has the greatest little stamps around. I LOVE the stick people they have!! I bought this stamp at our local stamp shop "The Paper Pickle Co."



I cuttlebugged the black cardstock for the background with the snowflake embossing folder and also cuttlebugged the bottom half of the white base. The base card paper I use is from Papertrey Ink (where they are unveiling a NEW stamp set tonight at midnight - woo hoo!!) - a fantastic cardstock - very heavy - perfect for card bases!


I glued the black cardstock on the white base and added the polka dot ribbon and a bit of silver ribbon - both from Wal-mart.


I stamped my image on white cardstock and colored it with my prismacolors and Stardust glitter pens (which I LOVE!)


Then they were mounted on black and red and popped up on the card with 3-D glue dots!! Very simple and quite cute if I do say so myself!!


Well I am heading over to Papertrey Ink for the unveiling of their new stamp set!!
LUCKY ME!!

Woo Hoo!! I am Back.....

Yes I am here finally!! My computer is fixed and I am up and running once more!

I think it is just TERRIBLE how dependant we (meaning me, haha!) are on these dang computers.....


That being said, while this silly PC was in getting fixed, upgraded, virus-freed -whatever -I had them install my Adobe Photoshop. I had bought it in the summertime over the internet and was unable to download it because we are on dial-up (yes, I am still in the last century). It would say something like 42 hours 23 minutes left to download.... I mean, come on....then it would time out and disconnect so I was not able to load it onto my computer. Geeeeezzzz....


Anyway, it is now installed, so hopefully I can figure it out and have some FANTAAAABULOUS pictures!!


Well, my daughter finally graduated from university!! YIPPEE! We are very proud of her.....she finished it even though she had some barriers. She is married, has a one year old baby crawling around, her hubby travels ALOT, manages her home and still she was able to study, write exams and pass her exams to earn her degree! YAY FOR MARCIE!!
So I made her this graduation card, with none other than you-know-who ----> Diplomabella! from Stamping Bella. I had to buy her on the sly, so Marcie wouldn't find out. Whew, it is hard keeping secrets from someone who makes cards and scrapbooks with you.
I stamped Diplomabella and coloured her with my prismacolors that I bought from Paper Pretties. Then I blended her with gamsol (a mineral spirit) and a stump or stomp or whatever it is you call them.
There are a few great tutorials that I looked up and each one offers their personal way to color with prismacolors and spirits. "A Lifetime of Color-Debbie Gimbel", and Gina K. Designs has a great video (I had to watch it at the library since we only have dial-up and those videos take awhile to download).
Flashback to last Saturday night - ma and pa walking to town to go to the library so we could use their internet system....... (true story).....like I said-- last century...
Back to Dimplomabella....I used my oval nestabilities to cut and emboss her - I got them from Scrapping Great Deals - they are a great deal too -I ought all four circle dies (large circle, small circle, large scalloped circle, small scalloped circle) I think close to 26 dies ( I don't want to go and count them right NOW!) for $75!! and if you buy over $100 worth - FREE SHIPPING!! what a deal!!
I keep getting off track--but I haven't been on here for so long and I have so much to show and tell you!!
Well, I traced around the scallops with my 14karat gold pen - (I mean, Marcie deserves that at least) and popped it on my card. The background is red and black cardstock that was embossed with the Cuttlebug in the script embossing folder. Then I trimmed it with gold rick-rack -whew...that is a word from the past -- lol!!
I took a Heidi Swapp ghost arrow and traced around it with 14karat gold also and attached it with clear glue dots.
I loved making this card and I had to practically wrestle it back from Marcie so I could show it to you!! But I won!!
LUCKY ME!!

13 Nov 2007

STILL NO COMPUTER!!

Well, now I am over at my daughter's house using her computer! I detest not having my computer! Hopefully tomorrow the technician says!

I had my computer in at Staples, but their technician quit yesterday morning......and they said they should have a new technician hired within the week........so I said in my strained voice.........I think I will pick up my computer and take it somewhere else.

They were fine with that, soooo when I picked it up, it was in a bunch of pieces. One big piece (the tower) and then the case ----full of little pieces!!

I took it to a place in another little town, closer to where I live, and he said - tomorrow night - probably $85!!

What is THAT!! Staples had told me it might be over $300. What a ripoff that would have been!!

Anyway, I have been making cards and such, (since I can't read any blogs-UGH) so I will have lots to upload - download - whatever it is! HOPEFULLY TOMORROW!!

I went to see my cute little niece today!
Well, my great niece (oh my gawd, I am old) and she is such a little sweetie!! just giggling all the time and eating little mushy cookies....oh boy....getting a little misty eyed ....old age does stupid things to your moods....besides HOT FLASHES!! ( nothing flashy about them.... I have been known to say)

Anyway, computer tomorrow!!

LUCKY ME!!

8 Nov 2007

NO COMPUTER!!

I am at the public library because I have no computer!!! ARGGHHH!!

I am going through blog withdrawal.........{insert sobbing and wailing here}

I will be posting on the weekend (hopefully) if I get my computer back.....the service technician said it will be a $400 fix IF he can find the part.....for goodness sakes!!

{see above about sobbing and wailing} - {include pounding fists and stomping around like a madwoman!!!}

I cannot end my post with LUCKY ME!!

Oh wait....I am still the luckiest person I know and most fortunate and most everything else that has to do with anything!!

LUCKY ME!!!

5 Nov 2007

New Baby means New Grandparents....

Well, in my previous post I had made a baby card for the new parents in our neighbourhood.

A little over a year ago, when my husband and I became grandparents, we were tickled pick (well, blue - it was a boy) to receive a couple of "Congratulations on Becoming a Grandparent" cards. We really had never thought there was such a thing!





So I thought I would put together a card for "The Grandparents" of the new baby, Emma, so they could experience the joy of - being included!

I was surfing through some of the daily blogs I read and I came across Shannon's blog "Pink Tulle with Feathers & Sequins". Gorgeous works!! I was inspired by a couple of her cards to create this one.


I am really disappointed in the photo, because the colours are quite striking IRL (that means "in real life"--I read that on SCS--you learn stuff over there!) Pink, Teale, Chocolate really quite nice. I am going to try to take a better picture tomorrow in the daylight....crap....just remembered, it is in an envelope already to be mailed--LOL!!

Ah...on with the show....

The base of this card is cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I have said it before but I really must emphasize the beauty of this paper! It is so nice and thick - 110 lb. weight - and it is only $6 for 40 sheets- I mean really.....that is only .15 cents a sheet!! get over there and get some..... okay....maybe wait until you read about my card -- then go!!

The bottom of the card is paper from Basic Grey - Pheobe collection - it is kind of retro and I didn't know if it would be fitting for this stamp...but the stamp is rather funky itself so....

I stamped the image, which is from Art Impressions, in Versamagic pink rose, then used by ticket punch to punch out the corners. I cut out rose cardstock and punched those corners too then layered it onto chocolate cardstock. I wrapped some ribbon around the Pheobe paper and tied a knot. Then I adhered the image onto the card, added some brads and a bit of paper piercing and done!!

Is anybody else hating this time change? I had a snooze this afternoon because I was sooooo tired.....and now I can't sleep!! ARGHHH!!!!


I guess I will have to piddle around in my scrap room!!


LUCKY ME!!

A New Baby!!



The most talented Kristine Reynolds from over at Paper Pretties sent me this RAK card today!!
Isn't it the cutest!! I love Stamping Bella's stamps.
I honestly don't know how they do it over at Paper Pretties,but everytime I am feeling a little blue or down or - well - you know what I mean - "some days are diamonds and some days are stone" (my mom used to sing me that song when we were having bad days), those cards just turn up just at the right time!!

Thank you Kristine!! so much !!


We have a new baby girl in the neighbourhood!! Always wonderful to have a new life in our midst....and so Kristine's card has inspired me and this is the card I made for the parents and new little girl - pink of course...... I LOVE PINK....Well, naturally I would have done blue for a boy but ya know LOL!...I still LOVE PINK!

I used Papertrey Ink cardstock for the base of this card. It really is the best paper as far as sturdiness goes....


I have a bazillion 12 x 12 sheets of patterned paper.....so I sorted through them and found a little girly paper. I cut a 4 1/4" x 2" piece for the band and did some faux stitching on the top and bottom of the band of "girly" paper.

I stamped the Stamping Bella baby carriage in versamagic rose and punched it out with the giga scalloped Marvy punch. I paper pierced around the scallops, adhered it to some pink cardstock and glued it to the card.

"Blessed" is from Papertrey Ink Papertray stamp set which I love desperately!! LOL It has so many everyday saying that you would use on a card and the font is not too fancy nor too plain -- just very elegant and stated.

I promise the pinks all match in this card, it is rather late in the day and this photo does not show up the best colours after this crazy time change.
I'm not liking this time change! I was in bed at 7:30 pm last night--so tired! Tonight may not be much different....


Well supper is in the oven....smoked pork chops, baked potatoes and I guess a salad ---some sore of veggie still to be decided! Ron is out chisel plowing and I am supposed to call him when supper is ready--hmmm---I wonder if I have time to do another card...LOL!! *wink*


LUCKY ME!!

4 Nov 2007

Tins tins and more tins...........

Still working on all those nugget tins for our Christmas bazaar at our church....I am posting all of these so that you can have some ideas for your tins.....not because I have nothing better to do !! ROFL!!

I could be making tins!!

All the nuggets in these tins are covered with Avery labels that have been stamped using Papertrey Ink Holiday Treats Stamp Set.....a gorgeous set....if I have never said so before....and I am sure I have....oh yeh!.....


This is such a great idea for gifts for teachers or when you have an exchange at work...I am still not sure what to charge for these tins.....any ideas??......

There are thousand of pictures over on Splitcoast Stampers of these tins so check them out!!

The brown and blue set of nuggets was cased from Debbie Olsen over on Papertrey Ink. She is a one of many beautiful designers over there who make absolutely gorgeous things and have
fan-ta-bulous ideas (oh yeah, that is a word!!) Ribbon was from Michaels .59 cent bin!! Snowflake paper is from Imaginescence....so pretty and glittery!!



This red scalloped tag was stamped with a rubber stamp from Michaels $1.50 bin. Oh yeh!! How great is that? Not a bad stamp and it is Christmasy and kind of cute eh?!! Tied with a bit of ribbon from Jacksonbelle Embellishments and a snowflake punched from my snowflake punch in vellum. I paper pierced around the edge of the scalloped tag and then went around it with white gel pen to give it some oomph!!

Anyway, hope we can make some money for the church!!

Off to the neighbours for supper......their son is cooking duck for supper!!

LUCKY ME!!

Nugget Tins Galore!!


Marcie and I have been busy making things for our church's bazaar the end of November.

I chose to make the Nugget Tins filled with Hershey's Nuggets so I have 25 tins to fill and decorate!! Woo hoo!!


I could only keep my hands off of the chocolate!! A "pushing 50" woman is not that great to look at when her face is filled with zits!!

Occasionally I read about rubber stamps that you can buy at Micheals for only $1 .....so off I go to Michaels, and being in Canada you never know if you are going to get the same deals or not and so I wasn't sure if I would even find them.

Well, 7 stamps and 20 rolls of ribbon later, I decided I got off pretty darn great!!
The stamps were $1.50 and their rolls of ribbon were on sale for .59 cents!!

I mean HOLY COW! How great is that!
Thanks to Amy R. from Prairie Paper and Ink. I read her blog religiously (oh yeah) and she said sometimes she grabs up the cheap stamps at Michaels when she is there so I thought, give it a try and I was pleasantly surprised.

I stamped the Avery labels with The Holiday Treats set of stamps from Papertrey Ink and wrapped them around the foil wrapped Hersey Nuggets. Then you just place them in the tin and decorate!! So Easy!
Both the stamps that I used on these tags are from Michaels and they turned out pretty cute. I punched them out using my Marvy punches except for the background on the green one. It was just cut out on my paper trimmer and then the corners rounded with my corner rounder because I don't have that size of punch.

Both tags are punched with the paper piercer because right now that is such a neat way to add a little bit of oomph!!

The ribbon is all from Michaels also, so these tins didn't cost me very much.


The most expensive thing in these tins is the chocolate!!!..... and that is my own fault because I couldn't wait to go to the bulk food store and get them, I had to get them at the grocery store where they were a little extra!
Not sure what to charge for these tins....that is the only problem with these bazaars, you want to make money for the church but you don't want to overprice yourselves.
Oh well, if that is the great problem we have on the 24th then we are laughing!!
LUCKY ME!!