Sunday, May 31, 2009

Bloodshot Owl!

I only have 1 hour to shower, get ready and GET to work BUT.... today is the last day for the SOA challenges, Julee Tilman had a great sketch that I hadn't tried yet AND my stamp area was all clean for once and begging to be used!!

So, I had to make this card!! I've been on a total owl kick lately!! I colored this guy from Cornish Heritage Farms in w/ Copics. I was rushing when I realized I had colored in the whites of his eyes!! So, I erased w/ my colorless blender pen which worked fairly well but now he looks a little bloodshot! I thought, in that case, I will add a sentiment about needing caffeine or something!!
A pretty quick and simple card but a great layout that I want to use again when I have more time!!! Speaking of Julee's sketches, I bit the bullet and put in a Verve order!!! So excited!!!
49 minutes... gotta run!!! Thanks for looking!!!
Details-Paper-SU More Mustard, Baja Breeze and Whisper White and Three Bugs in a Rug DP; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black; Stamps-Cornish Heritage Farms; Accessories-SU Chocolate Chip ribbon, brads, Marvy punch, mat pack and piercer

Friday, May 29, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge

It's Friday and that means it's time for Taylor's Cupcake Friday Sketch. I loved Taylor's card and the Penny Black image she used... so cute!!!! This is a fantastic sketch and as soon as I saw it I had plans to use this Rubber Outlines Stamp! I love this stamp but b/c it is so big it is rare that I have the opportunity to use it. I substituted this flower button for the circle panel and tied the button onto the SU grosgrain w/ some twine. It is a pretty sparkly card in real life!!

Off to bed... work tomorrow then going out at night w/ Marty and my friend Leah and her husband. Sunday my mom is taking my nephews to the movies and I may tag along before work... any excuse to spend time w/ the little guys!!!

Details-Paper-SU So Saffrom, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Ivory and Delicate Dots DP; Stamps-Rubber Outlines; Ink-Black Stazon; Accessories-Spica glitter pens, SU Chocolate chip grosgrain, button, Corner Rounder punch, mat pack and paper piercer

Thanks for looking!!

Verve Sketch Challenge

This is a great sketch from Julee Tilman over on the SOA site. Julee is also the owner of Verve stamps. I don't have any of her stamps but have definitely been eyeing them for quite some time!! She has very fun sentiments w/ fun fonts... maybe a little shopping is in order?;)

Any-HOO, I used this clear owl stamp from Maya Road for this card. I LOVE owls and am really glad that there are so many owl products out there! The sentiment is from Amuse.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!! It looks like it will be cold and rainy here in MA... I have to say I don't mind though since I am working all weekend!! Next Saturday is the Heirloom Stamp Convention out in Springfield... woot woot!! Last year I got a deal on Nestabilities so I'm excited to see what they have this year! I am also on the look out for different color embossing powders. I am going to try to restrain myself on alterable items as I have so many that I have not even touched!!

Details-Paper-SU Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss, American Crafts DP; Ink-SU Chocolate Chip; Stamps-Maya Road owl and Amuse sentiment; Accessories-Mat pack and piercer, American Crafts ribbon, brads and corner rounder punch

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

SCS Featured Stamper

Did I mention how excited I was that Mercy Kerin was this week's Featured Stamper on SCS??? Well, I was!! The rules of this challenge are to pick a card from the featured stamper's gallery and create your own but change 2 or more elements.

I chose this card of Mercy's. I changed the colors, the DP and instead of creating a flower, I used a Heidi Swapp ghost flower w/ button center. I kept the layout, piercing and used the same SU stamp.

I just finished a card for a challenge on the SOA site and I hoped to post it today. But my camera batteries are dead, of course!! I feel that my camera has some special power to suck the life out of batteries... they are always dead!! Anyway, they are are recharging now so that post will have to wait.

Alright, off to work... thanks for looking!!

Details-Paper-SU Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, American Crafts DP; Ink-SU Ruby Red; Stamps-SU All Holidays; Accessories-American Crafts ribbon, paper piercer and mat pack, button, Heidi Swapp ghost flower

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stampin' Out Alzheimers

Taylor VanBruggen issued a sketch challenge on the Stampin' Out Alzheimers site. This is my card using this sketch... I love how this card turned out! The polka dot paper is Amuse and the cardstock is SU Cameo Coral... I really love how this paper goes together, very fun!!
So, back to the SOA site... Jen Tapler who is a very talented stamper and blogger started this site to raise money for Alzheimers. The site is dedicated to her father who is diagnosed w/ the illness. The site is up all week and all you have to do is contribute $5 to participate in all the fun challenges, giveaways and discussions. All this while raising money for a great cause!!
There is alot of discussion on the site of living w/ someone dx'd w/ Alzheimers. Fortunately, right now in my life there is noone among my family or friends w/ this diagnosis. However, I work as a social worker on a geriatric psychiatric unit. All of our patients have some type of Dementia, some of the Alzheimers type. Lately we have had a number of fairly young patients w/ this diagnosis. The patients come to our unit for treatment of the agitation and aggression that, at times, comes along w/ the disease. It is heartbreaking to see a person waste away and even more heartbreaking to talk to families about comfort measures and end of life issues.
So, with all that said, go check out the site... or go directly to the Alzheimers Association to learn more or donate to help find a cure.
Details-SU Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Amuse DP; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Certainly Celery; Stamps-Daisybella and SU All Holidays; Accessories- American Crafts ribbon, SU Silver Hardware, Heidi Swapp ghost flower, edge distresser, Copics and spica glitter pen
Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Double Challenge

I combined Kristina Werner's color challenge #53 w/ Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #19... AND I REALLY wanted to use this DP. Well, the pressure gave me fits!! I LOVED the card that Karen made but I don't think I did this sketch justice:(

Though it is actually a simple card. I flipped the sketch, adhered some DP, ribbon and buttons a sliver of Baja Breeze card stock. Also, Kristina's challenge called for Pacific Blue... this is kind of close! I actually really don't like Pacific Point so really didn't want to use it!!

I am waiting for approval to join the Stamp Out Alzheimers challenges. Off to stamp some more!!

Details-Paper-SU Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Black, DP; Stamps-Amuse; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories-Buttons, May Arts ribbon, Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday!! I am at work right now... but I get off at 3 and my plan is to stamp, stamp, stamp tonight!! Exciting life, huh!

There are a couple challenges out there that I am excited to tackle... Kristina Werner's color challenge is up and I have the perfect DP to go along w/ the great colors... the real challenge will be finding it amongst all my stuff!! Also, this week SCS Featured Stamper is Mercy Kerin... I discovered Mercy's blog a few weeks ago and it has quickly become one of my faves so I can't wait to CASE her work!! Also, I read about a challenge to benefit the Alzheimers Association... this is a cause close to my heart as I work in a gero-psych unit and see patients every day affected by this disease.

That's it for now... hoping to get to Wakefield Lake after work and then onto my stamping desk!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mom!

I made this card for my Mom's birthday. It is very simple... and it turns out that it also fits this week Limited Supplies Challenge over at SCS. The challenge was to use a circle and only one stamp set on the card. I made these circles w/ my trusty Marvy punches and the stamp set is Le Jardin from Lizzie Anne Designs. I put a Creative Imaginations gem in the flower center that I think adds a fun touch!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend!! Marty and I went to Wakefield Lake today and walked/jogged. It was the first time my legs have seen a pace faster than a trot in a while but it felt really good!! We had a barbecue for my mom at my sister's... it was good to see everyone and all the kiddoes!! Tomorrow is a work get together and hopefully stamping at night! Tonight Marty rented the movie "Australia" w/ Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman... didn't get great reviews but Hugh Jackman is in it so it has to be somewhat good:)

Details-Paper-SU Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Darling Doodles DP; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black; Stamps-LeJardin by Lizzie Anne Designs; Accessories- Copics, Marvy punches, ribbon, Creative Imagination gem

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


This is another card that I recently sold... I am very proud of myself for using my American Crafts paper!! This was a super simple card that didn't even have any stamping on it!!
I used a corner rounder to make a scalloped piece of Old Olive, adhered it w/ some AC paper on top and ribbon then placed the embelishment... could not have been easier!!
Details-Paper-SU Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and American Crafts DP; Accessories-American Crafts ribbon and embellishment
Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Thank You for BEE-ing a Friend

I saw this sketch challenge (SCS226) on Splitcoast and knew I wanted to use my Stampendous bees! I look for any excuse to use these guys though... I love 'em! And I love this American Crafts paper that I have been hoarding forever!!
No new stamping here though!!! I've been working 8 days straight and have been busy most nights after work. I haven't had a chance... this does not make me happy!! Work will not slow down any time soon so I have to figure out a balance!!
What does make me happy is the dinner that Marty just made... shrimp w/ Old Bay seasoning, rice pilaf and asparagus!! Also, I have Tuesday off and I am getting my hair cut on Monday... I am DESPERATE for a haircut!!! I'm not sure what I will do for the haircut but it is definitely time for a highlight to cover the grays that have recently popped up. Luckily, only a few but still....!!
Heading to the annual Heirloom Stamping Convention in a couple weeks... can't wait for that!!!
Details-Paper-SU Rose Red, Baja BReeze, Whisper White, Old Olive and American Crafts DP; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black; Stamps-SU Love You Much, Stampendous Bees; Accessories-American Crafts ribbon, copics, glitter pen and spellbinders
Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


This is one of the cards I recently sold. I used the latest Stamps and Smiles sketch. I like this sketch alot and it's one that I wouldn't have come up w/ on my own! I also love being able to use up alot of paper and ribbon that I've been holding onto!

I have the morning off due to MCAS so I guess that's a cause to celebrate! but I have to go soon to see my afternoon kids. I won't be getting any stamping time in for a few days due to work:( I looked at the SCS sketch challenge today and it's a great one... so hope to be back in a few days with that!!

Details-Paper-SU Bayou Blue, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and American Crafts DP; Stamps-SU Tag Time; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black and Colorbox; Accessories-Marvy scalloped punch, piercer, white gel pen, American Crafts ribbon and Copics

Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Love this Card!!!

I was a card making fool over the past couple of days!! A girl that I work with ordered 15 cards... and also my friend, Leah, at work bought 3 yesterday!! Very excited though now I have to replenish my stock!!

This is one of my favorites... I will show more tomorrow! Marty and I went hiking today at Mount Wachusett in central-ish MA. It was fun but kind of tough and really muddy and buggy! I'm tired now!

Details-Paper-SU Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Black, Kaiser DP; Stamps-Stampendous; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories-Creative Imagination gems, copics, May Arts ribbon

Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Did that title catch your attention? Probably not:) I have a hard time coming up w/ witty titles... the pressure of a title!!

Anywho, I made this card last night using another great sketch from Taylor VanBruggen. I was able to use a couple scraps that I had however it did pain me to part w/ these buttons!! I am such a button hoarder!

Marty and I were planning on a hike today however the weather predicted rain so we cancelled. Now I am looking out the window to beautiful hiking weather, no rain!! Oh well, I guess we could still go.... after I mosey on down to my LSS to check out their sales:)

Details-Stamps-Amuse; Ink-Mememto Tuxedo Black; Paper-SU Rose Red and Almost Amethyst DP, Whisper White; Accessories-Buttons, spellbinders, copics

Thanks for looking and GO CELTICS!!!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Cupcake Friday

I am a week behind w/ this sketch... For this card I used Taylor's Friday Cupcake Sketch Challenge. When I saw this sketch I knew that it would go well w/ this stamp from Denami Design. I colored the ice cream as orange, lime and watermelon sherbert... my favorite ice cream flavors!!

Details- Stamps-Denami Design; Paper-SU Whisper White, Almost Amethyst and Certainly Celery DP; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories-Copics, Ribbon, Brads, Doodlebug glitter

Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapbook Day!!