Friday, May 30, 2008

Bride to be

I made this card the other day and it is literally the only other new thing I have to post this week. When I get together at my upline's for group meetings, we often share stamp sets. I don't have this set, so I stamped several images to create with later. These images were one of the many things I uncovered when I cleaned off my craft table. LOL I decided to actually make something. I colored the image with SU! markers and my one and only light grey Copic marker. I added Crystal Effects over some of the flowers and used my Spica clear glitter pen on the rest of the image. I also lined the edges of the Elegant Eggplant layer with my other glitter pen, but it's impossible to see in this pic. I added some ribbon, bling and the background is stamped with my Linen background. It's a quick post, but hopefully it inspires you to create something when you uncover lost treasures at your craft table. Oh and I roughed up the white edges with my bone folder and rounded the corners with my CM corner rounder.

Mom and Tammy are coming over tomorrow to crop, so I'll have zoo pages to share after the weekend. Thanks for stopping, off to make that lasagna for tomorrow and set up the tables. I'm usually never in the mood to cook and I'm doing the food. Yes, I think I have a fever! LOL That was a ramble...whew! TGIF!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

So Very...

I got quite ver klempt making this page about my dear friend Karin and her family. Her son PJ is so stinkin' adorable!! She lives in Indiana now and I've known her since my high school days in Kentucky. I miss those days of acting goofy, doing whatever and just being together. No matter the time or distance that separates us, our friendship lasts. Priceless! She is such a blessing in my life and I don't tell her often enough. *sniffle*

Paper, die-cuts and journaling card: My Mind's Eye
White zig-zag paper: Bazzill
White paper frill: Doodlebug
Craft inks, embossing powder, stamps: SU!
Brads: Making Memories

Click for a closer look. I turned the journaling card horizontal to fit in the space by PJ's picture. The title is heat embossed. Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Time 2 Mow

When we mowed for the first time this Spring, I took pictures. Isn't that what crazed scrappers do...take pics of everything? LOL I finished this layout late Tuesday night (I'm actually posting this at 12:42am!). Click for a closer look. I colored the brackets first with white craft ink, dried it with the heat tool then colored with Green Galore craft ink. The rest of the title is white chipboard letters, a paper-covered/inked 2 and 1/2" circles punched out of the polka-dot paper. I just added small white letter stickers for the word "mow". The other details are textured light green cardstock for photo mats, eyelets in each corner and the white chipboard piece with Macy (dad's helper) on it. I used my CM cutting system for the 6 1/2" circles of patterned paper.
Did you see the "white grass paper fringe". I just love my pack of Paper Frills by Doodlebug. I only bought them in white since I knew I could color them with ink to match any project. These were used right out of the package. I got mine at the LSS, but click HERE to see lots of fun colors. I just did a Google search for them and decided on this link. I've never ordered from them. I ruffled the paper frill to resemble real grass, as it's not super straight. :) I love texture!

Base cardstocks: Whisper White, Handsome Hunter
textured cardstock: Hobby Lobby
white fringe: Doodlebug Paper Frills
eyelets: Joann Fabrics
chipboard: misc. from my stash...not sure as it's all mixed together by category not brand
mini letter stickers: Michael's
white mini rub-on letters: Archivers
craft inks: Whisper White, Handsome Hunter, Green Galore

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Nature is the art of God. Well, I certainly believe that! I am so grateful for all the beautiful things of Nature around me each season. I had shared these pics of my precious daffodils back in April, started the page soon after and finally added the journaling just today. You'll have to click the pic for a closer look to see the details. I had to take the pic at a goofy angle to eliminate the shiny flash spot. Things to look for: tiny white rub-on letters, white craft ink on photo edges, fun bling circles on lower pics, tiny bling stone in corners of page, the yummy textured green ribbon (have it in several colors!) and the journaling. Ah, yes, the journaling. I consider this page a gift to God for giving me these precious daffodils each Spring. It says:

When the daffodils bloom in Spring, it puts a smile in my heart. It's as if God places them there just for me. I say thank you each time I see their perfect yellow blooms. God shows me He loves me even with the blooming of the daffodils. April 2008

Well, my vacation comes to a close today. It's back to work tomorrow. Back to the day-to-day routine that helps pay the bills, keep order in the house and essentially help others. Working in a medical office makes me appreciate my health so much! We lost three patients this week and it's sometimes hard to say goodbye to those you've come to know even on a professional level. If what I get paid to do each day makes one of those lives richer for just a moment, it's all worth waking up for....even though I detest my alarm clock. Ok, ok...I'll go set it even though this week I've forgotten how to for several days. Does having Macy wake me between 6-7am count as an alarm clock? Uh, I think so...

Thanks for stopping by. Oh and yes, I did get the weeds pulled this weekend. My small muscle groups are certainly screaming tonight! Man, you gotta love squatting and stooping...not!

Graduation Cards

Three sweet girls we know are graduating this year. One in Minnesota and two here in Ohio. I found these graduation die-cuts at Flower Factory for only 99 cents. I punched out a 1/2" circle of their school color to add under the hat for an accent color and adhered the whole thing to Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the verse for Jeremiah 29:11 inside using black ink and God Bless You in the school color on the back. I absolutely love that verse! I wanted these cards to be simple, clean and classy. Now I have to add some $$$ inside and get them mailed.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord,
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
I am posting this one late Monday night and will set it to appear on Tuesday morning. I've yet to try that setting, so hope it works. I have had a long, hot, exhausting day....but I have made progress outside and in my craft area. It's a start. I am off one last day tomorrow and I plan to do a few errands, laundry and scrapbook or stamp all day long!!!!!!!! I hope to have goodies to share before the end of the week. Three day work weeks are fine with me! Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, May 26, 2008

Lil' Dinosaur

My Sunday has now turned to Monday at 2:35am! I have to get some sleep! I have been organizing...again. My craft area goes in cycles of cleaned, kinda messy, tornado and downright disaster! LOL I am making progress, but still have a ways to go. I had purged several things about six weeks ago and am still rearranging in between being a full-time worker, wife, cook, maid, demonstrator, stamper, scrapper and doggy mom....ha!

I got the most adorable 6x6 paper pad at Archivers. It is the Basic Grey Archaic patterns. <------click the word to see all the patterns.....I love that Basic Grey offers patterns in both 12x12 and 6x6. The patterns are scaled down so they are more ideal for cardmaking. I have only made this dinosaur card so far, but will love using the other patterns as well. All I have to do is add the appropriate sentiment and it's ready to go! I inked the edges for detail. I love inked edges!

solid cardstock: Archivers, punches: SU!, ink: Colorbox chalk-chestnut, brads: ?

This post is a quick one. I have to get some rest before a big day of pulling weeds, planting flowers, etc. before the thunderstorms arrive. I am so wide awake right now it's nuts.

Hope you enjoy your Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

When I have a workshop, I always create more kits than needed....just in case the hostess has a few guests who didn't r.s.v.p. When I unpack my bag after the workshop, it seems like those extra kits always get tossed to the side on my main craft table. While cleaning up this week, I decided to make something instead of sorting out the scraps. These kits had been laying there since FEBRUARY! All supplies on this card are from Stampin' Up! except for for the stamps (Papertrey Ink), scallop punch (Marvy Uchida) and the white brads (Pat Catans). I had seen a post on Nichole Heady's blog HERE about the elements of pattern and decided to create a little pattern of my own on the scalloped punch-out. Her card is WAY cuter than mine!Unfortunately, I quickly took the pics of my card and they aren't the best. I did a close-up, but it's a bit fuzzy, too. Click the top pic for a closer look. Thanks for stopping by! It's a beautiful sunny day here in Ohio today! Yeah!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Retail Therapy

Oh my! What a fun weekend it has been so far. Yesterday Kevin and I went to Columbus Zoo (pics on that later when I do the layouts) and had a blast! My favs were the gorillas and the Bonobo monkeys. Then, today mom, Connie and I hit Akron for some scrapbooking retail therapy. Just had to share all my bargains! Now, I have to organize it (love to organize!) and create some fun things to post on here! Hope everyone is having a fun long weekend. I don't go back to work until Wednesday and am leaving the "work" 'til the last minute. I have a gazillion (yes, I counted...LOL) weeds outside to tackle. I also have to plant my geraniums and fluff the mulch. I am so thankful for some fun and relaxing time off!!
Archivers (Fairlawn, OH)= discounted papers (cheapest sheet was only ELEVEN cents!), journaling jenie template, chipboard pieces, tiny rub-on letters, ribbons, Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad (hello, masculine cards!) and five sheets of free solid cardstock (to match BG papers) I did get some of the new Crate Paper for my zoo pages....however, double-sided was only 59 cents! Yeah! I got some hot bargains here!
B&B Scrapbooks (Powell, OH)= Bo Bunny polka dots paper and some sheer ribbon with swirls. I really, really wanted all 17 colors of paper, but limited it to a few as they were 90 cents a piece. Yikes! Plus, I knew I was going today to Akron and didn't want to break the bank. I found this store Friday because they had an ad in the Columbus Zoo map. My hubby was nice enough to indulge me! We did find a hobby model shop for him, too, so it was less painful for him. LOL After that, we enjoyed a nice dinner at Olive Garden with Julie and Josh.
Pat Catans (Akron, OH)= alterables for $1 or less, blending stumps, paper cutter blades, eraser, Thickers (my other brown felt pack is m.i.a.), stamp sets for only $2.50 or $1 each...whoa! And, the papers shown in the photo below....The bottom ones are from American Crafts and are so luscious in person. This pic does NOT do it justice. I'll just have to create something with it and post it on the blog someday.

Joann's (Fairlawn, OH)= 50% off all plastic storage...can't get enough!!! Love these snapware containers and had to have more. The 8x8 is by Iris. I got all three for only $2 more than the larger snapware is at regular price. Yeah!

See, it may look like a lot of money, but the sales were fantabulous so it wasn't!!!!!! Ok,now I gotta go wipe the drool off my chin. LOL Thanks for stopping by...

Friday, May 23, 2008


My Papertrey Ink order came today! Inside each order, there is always an adorable thank you note from Nichole and the gals. I couldn't throw it out, so I simply used my craft knife to cut away their wording. What was left was an adorable frame with polka dots. I flipped it upside down and covered the words thank you with a new layered sentiment. I used my new Polka Dot Basics stamp set for the various dots on the card base. It is so fun to use their stamps as you get exact placement....they're clear! They are actually the nicest acrylic stamps I have ever used. The "dogwood" branch and sentiment are from the set called Out on a Limb.
Here is a close-up of the frame part. The pic is a bit dark, but at least you get the idea. The frame and sentiment are both on Stampin' Dimensionals, so there is some height to the whole focal piece of the card.

All supplies except stamps are from SU! Ink colors used: Blue Bayou, Versamark, Whisper White, Basic Black, True Thyme (retired).

What do you have that you can reuse or recycle in your crafting? If you create something, e-mail me and show me! Thanks for stopping by...

Kevin and I are going to the Columbus Zoo tomorrow, then I'm heading on a scrapbooking road trip Saturday. Hope everyone has a happy holiday weekend. The weather here is supposed to be in the 80s!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Poppin' Pastels Step-by-Step

The Poppin' Pastels technique is easy and fun. It always gets a "wow" from workshop guests. Images magically appear on the paper once you apply the pastels. Here's how:

Apply Versamark ink to rubber stamp or wheel.
Stamp or roll inked image onto light-colored cardstock. I used Whisper White here.
The wet ink will appear only slightly and will be shiny. I think the ink is actually appearing a bit darker than usual in this photo. Yours may be more "invisible".
IMPORTANT STEP: Dry ink using heat tool. This will allow the ink to become less shiny and not quite as tacky. The pastels will still stick, but this step will eliminate smudging or smearing.
Use sponge dauber or inexpensive makeup applicator to apply chalk colors. In the next two photos, you'll see how I applied three different colors and blended the edges. Once finished, I tore the bottom edge of the cardstock before adhering to the card front.
Here are two more versions of the sketch I used for the more basic card I demonstrated at the workshop. You can take a simpler sketch and "kick it up a notch" quite easily. For more info and to see these close-up, visit my Splitcoaststampers gallery HERE.
Try this technique and if you do, e-mail a pic of your card or send me a link to your blog post showing your creation. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Graduate

On February 1, 2006 Kevin called me at work. They had just announced that his plant would be closing. My world crumbled below me for a moment. Although I knew God had it all under control, I lost control emotionally. For the next 10 months, I put on my "cheerleader" face and like a good wife, tried to reassure myself and my husband that it would all be ok. I tried everything in my power to take a load off him in every way I knew how. Little did I know that once his job ended on December 29,2006 I would hit an emotional brick wall. Over the last 2 years I have dealt with depression, anxiety, fear, hopelessness, helplessness and ultimately triumph. God has shown us that He never leaves our side, our lives, our hearts. Never. We have stayed warm, clothed and fed. We have been able to pay our bills (sometimes with help from family) and we finally have money in our savings again. It has been quite a struggle and at times it almost seemed easier to want to give up. He has more grey hair and the lines around my eyes have deepened. Stress has aged us inside and out. We aren't alone. Too many families in America are dealing with the same fears and hopelessness. I am so proud that Kevin went back to school and is finally a graduate. He has a new purpose, a new path and an overwhelming triumph to this painful journey. All thanks to God! Here's my little bit of "proud wife moment" below:
Kevin took a course in Maintenance for Manufacturing. He learned many new things, but also expanded what he already knew. He helped build part of this engine, which is something he is a "natural" in. He is mechanically gifted and sure loves getting greasy. Eight of us joined him in celebrating his accomplishment. I think he felt very loved with all of us there. He is still talking about it. The four people on the left are my dad, grandma, mom and uncle. In the back is his sister and brother-in-law and his mom is on the far right.
Accepting his certificate! His instructors were Bob (at the podium) and Paul (far right).
The graduate and his honey....

I'll get back to stamping related info soon, but the main part of my life is family so I had to share. Thanks for celebrating this moment with us by reading this far...

Please keep us in your prayers as he starts his job hunt. We're ready to exhale a bit now. Our journey continues...

Until next time.....stay tuned for the promised Poppin' Pastels tutorial.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

May 18th Workshop Highlights

These are the projects from today's workshop. The card is made using the Poppin' Pastels technique. Later this week I will post step-by-step instructions on the technique. Stamps used: Nursery Letters Jumbo wheel, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Tagger's Dozen. The template for the little purse goody bag came straight from the demonstrator website. I easily downloaded the pattern and printed it right onto cardstock. Microbeads were adhered to the flower center using Crystal Effects. Stamps used: Doodle This

For the hostess gift, I created a fun refrigerator magnet frame set. I colored the chipboard using a sponge dauber and craft ink. The smaller pieces were covered with patterned paper and a small chipboard heart was added. I love the new Mono Multi glue for adhering the paper or the small chipboard accents. Remember to use a sanding block to finish your edges if you cover the chipboard with paper.
I used my craft knife and cutting mat to create the rectangle and heart magnet backings. The scalloped frame has some 1" circles of magnet sheet I punched out. It is best to use THIN magnet sheets or you may ruin your punches.

Thanks again to Jessica for being a hostess! You'll be invited to my Hostess Appreciation Event in July!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Stay tuned for the Poppin' Pastels tutorial later this week...

Don't forget....this month, when you purchase $35 in SU! products, you can then add any chipboard items to your order at 25% off! Contact me for more details or visit: .

Friday, May 16, 2008

Together Forever

I pulled this one out of my photo archives. This card was originally going to be a stamp camp project in March. I have been doing workshops only for the last several months so I never used this idea at camp. I loved this card when I made it and this set is one of my favs in the Spring/Summer Collection. My friend Chris is in her niece's wedding tomorrow and the whole occasion makes me think of brides, beautiful dresses/flowers and love. I sure love my sweet Kevin and remember the very day we were married...almost 8 years ago! Wow, time flies. I wish each of you love and happiness.
All products by SU! Set: Together Forever <----click here to see the whole set Colors: Basic Gray, Sage Shadow and Whisper White. I inked the edges of the punch outs for some pop. (click for a closer look and see the layered flowers with the bling in the center)

May you and yours be....Together Forever!
Hope everyone has a great weekend! After my workshop this weekend, I'll post new projects. I have to plan and prepare everything pressure! LOL I am a procrastinator! LOL Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A frog and an owl...

I just love the expression on this frog. He really is sulking! This is how I feel when I think of how long it's been since I've visited Kentucky/Tennessee. *pout* All supplies by SU! except: rectangle punch=Marvy, frog=starvingartiststamps,oval stamp=Amuse, fiber=my stash. I used the sponge dauber to create the spotted background.

Owls are all the rage and I had to jump on the bandwagon. What a hoot! I just love to say HOOT! hee hee This owl has a funny expression like he just rolled out of bed. Kinda like me each work day! LOL All supplies SU! except: owl= starvingartiststamps,branch=Papertrey Ink

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Today was a crazy, but wonderful day! I think I'll end it with ordering from Papertrey. *wink* Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It's a Girl Thing

When I got my new haircut in April, I was absolutely thrilled! I had gone to a new salon/stylist and decided to scrapbook my happy moment. Often, scrappers fail to do pages about themselves. I almost felt weird doing a page about me, but then I realized it's just as important to scrap my life's details as it is to scrap the details of those people I love. I chose the paper and embellishments from the My Mind's Eye Tres Jolie line. I really like that the papers and embellishments coordinate even when mixing within the C'est la Vie collections. The title is a rub-on and I also used some tranparencies, photo corner punch, border stickers, a journaling card and a die-cut clock. The time is set to 10:30 as that's what time my appt. was....I know, I know...totally corny! I am so into details. Just ask anyone who knows me well. All I can say is....a good haircut........It's a girl thing!
This is a closer look at the rub-on title and border sticker at the top. I inked the edges with brown ink to make them pop. I also added some gold brads for texture. the pics for an even closer look. I had to photograph the top picture at a goofy angle due to the glare on the transparencies that are over each picture.

On a side note, I have a praise and a prayer request. A co-worker's son-in-law was released from the hospital today after an extensive surgery for stage IV cancer of the tonsils and lymph nodes. The surgery was only the beginning of this road to treatment and recovery. I am thrilled he can sleep in his own bed tonight and have a sweet reunion at home with his wife and three adorable kids!

The prayer request is for a dear lady name Kristie. I have talked about her before. She is in a clinical trial for metastatic breast cancer. The treatment is to shrink the lesions in her brain. Please pray for healing, financial stability and encouragement. Her husband drives over an hour one way to work each day and the gas prices are so high! She has four adorable children and has been battling this for quite a while.

When I learn of other people's struggles, it helps me to put my life into perspective and remember that God is in control of all things. As humans, we may not always understand, but God sees the ENTIRE picture and has it all in control for HIS purpose. I praise Him for what He has shown me in just these two situations alone!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Banana Split

My husband and I love banana splits. When I saw this stamp by Rubbernecker, I had to have it! One day soon I'll get a banana split "just because" and give him this card with it. He just finished school and is job hunting, so he deserves a sweet treat! I love the sentiment by Papertrey Ink that says "enjoy the moment". Ahhhhhhhh......yum! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mom's Day cards

Here are the cards I made for our moms. The top one was given to my mother-in-law and the other to my mom. I used SU! Ruby Red as the base. In each picture, the color looks different. I haven't yet figured out how to take a "color accurate" photo. Oh can click for a closer look.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Soft Sky textured, Ruby Red
Ink: Ruby Red classic
Patterned paper/tags: Crate Paper
Ribbon: Micheal's
Misc: corner rounder, paper piercing template,
coluzzle, circle/oval punches, sticky bling

I have been spring cleaning the house like a banshee all weekend. I'm still not done, but wow....what progress! My new favorite friend is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I think it can fix anything but flabby arms and cellulite....seriously. LOL

I have a busy week ahead and a workshop this weekend. I'll post when I can. Thanks for stopping by!


Mother's Day is such a special day. I am blessed to have a mother who has loved me every step of the way. She is a good friend, listener and tons of fun! This picture was taken Thanksgiving 2007 of the four generations in my immediate family. In the back is my sister and my mom. In the front is my grandma and my sister's two girls. I pray that someday I'll be a mom, too. Hope everyone has a happy mom's day! God bless you all!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

110% Original

Here's a card I made for my friend Cindy's b-day. We met way back when in the 90's when I lived in Minnesota. I moved to Ohio, then she moved to Ontario, Canada and more recently to New York City. She has always been my "city girl" friend. She could find any cool place in the Twin Cities for us to hang out and is always hip with everything. I sure miss living close to her. She's definitely 110% Original! Her fav nickname for me is FREAK! I'll take that as a loving way of saying I'm neat or fun. LOL

The card is literally made of only paper and ink! I inked the edges of the patterned paper for depth. This card was an odd size, but I didn't measure it. It may have been about 3 3/4" x 5 1/2". It ended up that size by accident. It was a standard size, then I stamped the sentiment crooked so I had to cut that off and restamp it. I was actually pleased with the odd size. LOL "happy accidents rock" I also rounded the corners. The Happy Birthday stamp is one I got at the Adventures in Stamping convention in April.

Thanks for stopping by...I've been cleaning like a mad woman today and stopped a second to post a card.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tickle Your Funny Bone!!

All of these stamps definitely tickle your funny bone! They are quite hilarious and Connie has a great stash of ones she shared. My fav of the bra ones is "You know you're old when....your bra size is a 38 long." Ain't it the truth! LOL Hopefully these don't offend anyone. I am not one to tolerate filth, but I think these are clean enough to still be quite funny! *click pic to read the other saying*
"You know you're old when....your ears have more hair than your head." ....or something like that. Another funny old man, huh? I think these are from Gina K Designs. I used Prismacolors and Gamsol on the old dude. I gave him some spunk with some Stickles on his hat and gift.
Heeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeee's RALPH! Ok, we all know the "plumber's crack" is so not attractive. To go along with Ralph's already unattractive pose, I added some back hair, stubble and faint leg hairs. Ladies, eat your heart out! LOLLLLLLLLLL Ok, now that was fun! I handed the finished card to my mom and she literally said "Ewww, he's gross!" That's how I knew it was a good card. Who on Earth should I send Ralph to now? LOL This stamp is from Rubbernecker. Another classic Connie stamp in her stash. She always has the perfect sassy ones!

Well, I did make a few more cards last weekend. Not sure if I'll post those tomorrow of I'll come up with something different. Stay tuned....and thanks for stopping by for a giggle today.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Weekend Cards-Part Three

stamp: Papertrey Ink,"12" cut out with Cricut, Stickles added to felt flowers
I'm sending this to sweet little Caroline who I can't believe is going to be 12. I remember the first time I saw her at 5 weeks old and even the little red gingham outfit she had on that day. Gosh time flies! I can't wait to go to Tennessee again to see my best friend Christie (Caroline's mom)and the rest of her family.

stamps: Papertrey Ink cardstock shapes: Heidi Grace

The card on the right was sent to my aunt and uncle for their anniversary which is tomorrow the 8th. stamp: Gina K Designs

I will be giving this card to a dear woman who has not only battled breast cancer for 2 1/2 years, but is now in a trial treatment for two growing brain lesions. She is married to the love of her life and has four kids. They live here in Ashland. Stop and say a little prayer for Kristie.

Well, gonna watch Idol at 9pm so had to get these posted. Stay tuned for more cards later this week! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Weekend Cards-Part Two

Stamps: Inky Antics (turtle) and Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
I think Inky Antics has the cutest turtles ever!!!!
Gosh, I borrowed all the stamps from Connie, and the only one I know the brand of is the polka dot's a Cornish Heritage Farms backgrounder stamp. <----click! I stamped it over a piece of patterned paper. I dance just like this chicken each morning when the alarm goes off...NOT!!
Ok, another set I borrowed from Connie. I know it was a clear stamp set, but ???? Oh, please forgive me for not knowing. Cupcake stamps seem to be all the rage right now and I think this one is especially scrumptious....especially with the sparkly Stickles! Yum!

Remember... click pics for a closer look.

Thanks for stopping by! More cards later...

Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekend Cards-Part One

Stamps: Endless Creations(flower jar) and Papertrey Ink(sentiment)
Create fun "faux stitching" by piercing holes and connecting them with the white gel pen. Now, that is MY kind of sewing! I can't sew!
Stamps: Endless Creations (mini flower jar), Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
You see that Barely Banana large oval punch? Well, that is one half of the "holes" that started the whole paper glasses fiasco. LOL!!!

Stamps: Inky Antics (big smile), Papertrey Ink (tiny smile)

I created the scalloped edge with the SU! corner punch. Simply remove the guide (very gently and carefully), align the punch with cardstock edge and punch. Align again and repeat along edge. Love it!

This week, I'll share various cards I created this weekend at Connie's. I think I made 24 different ones or more. It was fun!