Friday, April 24, 2009

SSC 225

I struggled w/ this card at EVERY turn... but I love the sketch so I really wanted to try it. Measuring and cutting is the WORST part of stamping for me. I'm not really an exact person and directions... well, I tend not to read them which usually gets me into trouble! Anywho, I struggled w/ the measurements of the pieces, then the ribbon wouldn't stay on and I smudged the ink!

BUT I am so happy that I got to use my new Spellbinders!! My mom and I went to Right At Home today... we had gone once before and it is a great store!! My funds were fairly limited today but I couldn't resist them!

Going to try to get in some more stamping tonight... I think Marty and I are going to take a day trip, maybe to Portsmouth... going to enjoy the beautiful weather!!

Details-Paper-SU Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Basic Gray and Charbon DP; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black,SU Pretty in Pink; Stamps-SU; Accessories-Copics, Tombow markers, Spellbinders and May Arts ribbon
Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Love These Colors!!

This week the SCS color challenge was to use Basic Gray, Rose Red and Pink Pirouette. I had this pink pirouette layer already cut and embosseed from a previous card that didn't go as planned... so was never finished!! This is a great color combo... perfect for Valentines Day or any time really!!

My creative juices have been working overtime lately!! I got together w/Pam last night and made 2 more cards that I love!! I'll show this one using a set from Cornish Heritage Farms... it belongs to Pam but she stamped me a bunch of owls and while she was here I used some of the fun accessories as well!!

Thanks for looking!

Details- Paper-SU Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Basic Gray and Whisper White; Stamps-SU Love You Much; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories-Swiss Dots folder, Copics,May Arts ribbon and corner rounder punch

Paper-SU Creamy Caramel, Baja Breezy, Whisper White and Three Bugs in a Rug DP; Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Chocolate Chip; Stamps-Cornish Heritage Farms; Accessories-Copics

Monday, April 20, 2009

Surprise Stamping

I wasn't expecting to stamp tonight. On Mondays I usually have one of my Irish step classes but I couldn't drag myself there tonight. I have been so tired lately... probably b/c I can't fall asleep at night, keep waking up 3-4 times a night and when I do sleep I have crazy dreams. Didn't help that I worked last night until 11 and had to be back today at 8:30am. I've switched to a smaller cup of coffee in the morning and hope that helps.

Anyway, I made 3 cards tonight... I'll share my favorite. I chose the color for this based on this ribbon. I love it but I hadn't used it until tonight.... and this has turned into a fave color combo!!
I love the way this turned out. Tomorrow night I am stamping w/ Pam... off to sleep, I hope I can!!
Details-Paper-SU Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White; Stamps-Lizzie Anne Designs and Amuse sentiment; Ink-SU Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie; Accessories-Ribbon, Swiss Dots folder, nestabilities, foam tape
Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Not Quite...

I CASE'd this card from a sample I saw at The Scrapbooker's Dream which is my local stamping store. It didn't turn out quite the way I pictured... my cutting is never the neatest and cutting out the flower was no exception!! I do love the colors though and of course siwss dots on kraft paper is one of my favorite combos!!

I'm going to give this to my friend Alison who had her birthday yesterday.

Marty and I took a 3 mile walk today around Wakefield Lake... the weather was perfect for it!! Getting some stamping in before dinner tonight!

Thanks for looking!!
Details-Paper-SU Cameo Coral, Wild Wasabi and Kraft; Accessories-SU ribbon and Lasting Impressions embossing templete and stylus

Friday, April 17, 2009

More Sketches

I made this card the other day also using SSC 224. I used my new set Polka Dot punches... it's a great set!

Unfortunately, all the relaxation I felt yesterday is gone. Today was the busiest day at work that I have ever experienced.... I got home 2 hours ago and I am still all wound up! Hate that!!

Saturday night I am going w/ 2 of my closest friends too dinner... we were thinking of the Melting Pot however I may rethink that given my recent tax woes!! Then Sunday night it's off to work again... to go towards the aforementioned tax woes!!
Thanks for looking!
Details-Paper-SU Whisper White, Kraft, Delicate Dots DP; Stamps-SU polkadot punches; Ink-SU So Saffro, Colorbox chalk ink olive pastel; Accessories-ribbon

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hello Thursday!

I have today off from work and I am loving it! I slept in, visited my parents and got to see my niece, Gracie. Now I am looking at blogs and Facebook and may do some stamping... ahhh, I wish every day was like this!!

I made this card yesterday using the weekly SCS sketch challenge. I liked this sketch and I may make some more cards today using the same sketch.

Thanks for looking!
Details-Stamps-Hero Arts; Paper-SU Whisper White, Kraft, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories-Copics, Amuse gems, Ribbon, Swiss Dots folder and edge distresser

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Love Owls

I picked up this paper at my is so cute! It is by Three Bugs in a Rug... they have alot of fun paper that I really like!!

I made a bunch of fun cards last night... I have some time between clients today so I am going to see if my creative juices are still flowing!! Thanks for looking!
Details-Paper-SU Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Three Bugs in a Rug DP; Stamps-Maya Road;
Ink-SU Really Rust; Accessories-Spellbinders and SU grosgrain ribbon

Monday, April 13, 2009


I made these cards while stamping w/ Pam last week...

I got the ducks stamps on clearance at Joann's. I think they are so cute!! I am trying to use up all the DP I have and not buy more! So far I am doing well!!

Paper-SU Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze, Darling Doodles DP, Whisper White; Stamps-Hero Arts; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories-SU ribbon, Copics
Paper-SU Whisper White, Basic Gray and Charbon DP; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black; Stamps-Amure; Accessories-SU ribbon, Copics

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Ahhh Sunday

I don't have any cards to post today b/c I am at work right now... though I don't think I have anything new to share anyway!

Last week was fairly busy and I didn't get time to stamp... I started taking an Irish Step dance class on Monday nights. It is alot of fun though a killer on my ankles! I'm planning on taking a 2nd class on Wednesdays w/ my friend Christine! That means my craft night w/ Pam will have to move to a different night... I'm hoping she is flexible!

Marty and I went to the Celtics game last Wed, the game went into double overtime against the Bobcats and Ray Allen shot a three pointer w/ less than 3 seconds left in the game! It was very fun!!

I used an AC Moore coupon this week to buy another storage unit... I love my stamping space! I have a wall in the dining room. My roommate has a side of the living room for her school stuff so it works out!!

Yesterday was Marty's birthday and his parents took us to dinner at Legal Seafood's. It was the first time I had eaten there... baked stuffed shrimp, mmm so good!! Today Marty and I went to his friends for the day and now I am at work until 11pm:(