Monday, June 30, 2008

Papertrey Thanks


Papertrey flower scream spring.. Although summer is in full swing here in south Texas I long the cooler spring days of last year. This year we seemed to go from winter to the dead of summer. YIKES it's HOT! Anyway here's a cute little thank you in pretty spring and summer colors. The DP is Paper Studio and The cardstock is DCWV and Georgia Pacific. The sentiment was type and printed from my computer then punched out with my Marvy Punch.

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Don't ya just love Gardenbella ??? This card combines two of my favorites, Gardenbella and Jen del Muro's Sketch for You to Try. Every Saturday Jen posts one of these amazing sketches and and inspires with her incredible sketches.. She helps keep me out of a rut.. I try to complete her sketch challenge every week. You should head over to her blog to check it out. The card was made with DP from Hobby Lobby and ribbon from Mike's. The Images is mated with chocolate chip paper using my perfect layers. The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I also used some chalks to color the background.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

SFYTT 6/21


I created this card for my friends little girl who is too adorable. While there are definite drawbacks to being in the military, meet new friends is a true blessing. The DP is making memories and DCWV as is some of the cardstock. The Fairy is so sparkly IRL. She is colored with Copics. I added the dew drops for a little pizzaz.

Saturday, June 28, 2008



This card is to encourage my friends whose always BUSY BUSY BUSY to stop and enjoy her life.. I love these colors This coral looking pink makes me feel happy. Maybe if I surround myself with this color while DH is in Iraq it will help keep my spirits up. A little something to make ya go HHHMMM???? See the bling in the flower? I tried my hand at outlining to shadow in this one.. It's a lot easier to see IRL.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Monogrammed Folio

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These are part of a set I made for a new friend. I used my Just Rite Stamper to create the monogram. The lettering is from the Special Occasions Font Set.  The DP is American Crafts and the Cardstock is Aqua Mist by Papertrey, Red from Hobby Lobby, and the white is 110lb weight Georgia Pacific Bright White. The Ink is Versamark Black and Aqua Mist Papertrey.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Card Holder Gift



I found this and from the first minute I saw it I knew I wanted to make one.  Inside I enclosed three cards with matching envies. If you want to try your hand at it you can find a video tutorial HERE. Dannie does an amazing job showing you step by step how to do it.


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Look at these awesome new stamps from Starving Artist. They are set to be released soon. Why is she telling us.. you ask?  Because she'd like to win them as blog candy..  You can too just check out the details HERE.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Longing for You


As the time draws nearer for DH to head out I keep creating cards to make that I can send to him. I know it won't take long before this little sentiment is going to rule my heart. No one except another military wife can understand the heartache of sending your husband to war. I have lived in denial but as the time draws closer I live with this terrible feeling in the pit of my tummy, dreading the day when he leaves.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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Tier of Treats was one of those stamps that I just had to have. I usually buy my stamps from 3 places, Stampin' Up,Papertrey,Gina K Designs, but when I saw this stamp I had to have it and went out in search of it. I found it at my LSS.  I believe the DP is American Crafts, the ribbon is Mike's and the image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I just adore the phrase " Life is Uncertain, eat dessert FIRST!" isn't that the truth..

Monday, June 23, 2008


OK.. Ya'll know how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE Melanie Meunchinger's stamps right?? Well, Melanie was giving away one of her new releases in a contest on her blog and guess who is going to be the LUCKY recipient.. YEP ME!!! Keep watch this is possibly Melanie's cutest set yet... They are getting inked as soon as I get them...  If you weren't lucky enough to win one RUN don't wait to Gina's Site to get yours.. They are hugging animals, with the CUTEST sentiments!!! It has what must be the most adorable Koala Bears EVER!!! So go check it out.. and keep watching for these too stinkin' cute animals.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

WSC 49 Thanks!!!


I love this Gina K Designs set. It was love at first sight.  Gina K has so many fabulous designs and designers over there. You should check  it out. Gina's place is full of fabulous stamps. You should check out her kindred spirits line. It's pure genius. I haven't been able to add any since the budget is just too tight right now but when I have a chance I will. The DP is DCWV and the CS is also DWCV and Hobby Lobby. The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The rub-on is K&Co. The brads are Making Memories. The chipboard is from Joanns.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hippo Birthday From Our Herd!!


I made this card for Melanie's challenge. The outer phrase says hippo birthday and inside the card says "from our herd." I love love love Melanie's animals and her sets. She is uber talented and so ultra sweet a real southern belle. She always has encouraging words and great ideas. You can check her out HERE!

Friday, June 20, 2008



Isn't this DP too cute with the Inner Tube Riley? The phrase on the tag is a K&Co rub-on. The DP is all from the same company. It's part of a really bright pack I've been hoarding for a long time. But in an effort to use some of that paper I took out my large trimmer the other day and cut into pieces many sheets of my collection of papers into card making sizes. I have a large stack on my desk along with cards to cover with DP that way when I am done coloring an image I can pick a cardstock to match and get to work assembling the card. I also am able to pick the cardstock out before I color my image and color the image to coordinate with the DP I choose.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I Adore this fairy!!


Is this fairy not the most sparkly thing ever. Having two sons I so glitter isn't easy to come by in my house. Since I am a girly girly I tend to be a little heavy handed with the stickles. This card is a case in point. I used dew drops for the accents and The ribbon is mikes. The DP is Making Memories I believe.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mailboxes are Popular Again


Isn't this set of mailboxes to die for! I love these adorable little boxes. You can do anything with them and the set has so many extras that it makes the variables too numerous to count. I used my nesties to cut out the image and the DP is Hobby Lobby. I used a dew drop to accent my slot phrase.

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Another Father's Day card. I tried to keep these simple and clean. Our family has no metrosexual men, they are all guys guys and so I tried to keep the cards in styles that would suit them.

Monday, June 16, 2008

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Another's Father's Day card. What an amazing phrase. I immediately think of my grandfather when I hear this phrase. He has always led our family by his wonderful example. We are all so blessed to have him as the Patriarch of our family. He is a true gift from God and we love him so very much. The DP is from the DCWV Retro Pack, and the cardstock is DCWV and Whisper White.

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Yet another Father's Day card. The stamps are all papertrey. The DP is Wild Asparagus. The cardstock is DCWV and Papertrey's White. 

Sunday, June 15, 2008

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Another Father's day card. The DP is DCWV as is most of the cardstock. The inks are Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip. The grass stamp is from Melanie's Hip Hop Accessories. 



This father's day card was made for my DFIL. He is the kindest man you will ever meet. I hear many of my friends horror stories about their in-laws but I must say that mine are dear sweet people and I am a very lucky girl. I used Papertrey's Pond life set to make this card.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Bella Fairy Strikes Again


I used a QKD sketch to create this card. The sketch was designed by Heidi K. The DP is from Hobby Lobby. The brown strips are DCWV. The Bella image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The prima centers are dotted with stickles as are the Bellas wings.



I made this was using the one of my all time favorite masculine sets from Papertrey. I love this little tree and all the sayings included in the set. I hope that in the future they will offer a supplemental set of sentiments and words that encompasses all the men in our lives that make it special. My sons are blessed enough to have not just a wonderful father and grandfathers but two amazing Godfather's. So the cards you will see over the next few days will have been made for all of them. The DP used was American Crafts, the cardstock is DCWV and Georgia Pacific.

Friday, June 13, 2008



Here's my take on  Taylor's Cupcake Challenge sketch. I love using all these amazing sketches from fabulous designers. They really help me think outside my comfort zone. If I don't use these ideas to spark me then I tend to get stuck in a rut doing the same old same old. This sketch uses one of Mel's uber cute animals from her Just so Hippy set. You can find it here at Gina K Designs. Mel's giving away free stamps at her blog. If you already own any of her sets you can enter for a chance to win more of her too cute images.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Papertrey Sketch



If you visit the Papertrey forum them you know all about EM's sketch challenges.. This is the first one I completed but never had a chance to post because I left for my Grandfather's funeral.. So here it is. If you like the sketch challenges go over to the Papertrey forum and check these out. I used mostly Papertrey stamps, aside from the fabulousity of the Bella. I also used Primas and dew drops to punch it up.. The Bella is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. The inks are Papertrey.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008



This is a father's day card I created using Jel del Muro's SFYTT sketch from this weekend. With Father's Day just around the corner I have only two more cards to make This card was made with Scrap Pad and Making Memories DP. The cardstock is whisper white and DCWV light blue. I used a stamp from my mike's $1 spot (enjoy) and my relaxin' Riley. The Happy Father's Day sentiment comes from a Papertrey Set. The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Thank Yous

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Moving in the military usually means a lot of packing and stress and leaving cherished friends and colleagues. As Sam begins to clear we begin to say good-bye to the people who have helped make San Antonio a  home for us. Although the kids and I are staying Sam leaving means saying good-bye to the co-workers who welcomed us in with open arms when we were the new kids on the block. I made these cards with the intent of giving them to the different sections that helped to makes Sam's "Farewell" so memorable. We are so thankful to all of them for making Sam's  short time here such a great experience.

Never Forgotten


Living so far from family is hard when your active duty military but the friends you make become like your family.. This is a card I made to honor them.  I wanted to let them know that even though miles separate us they are always in my thoughts and prayers. While stationed together we shared many glasses of wine.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Fairy Beautiful


More of this too stinkin cute fairy.  The DP is from Michaels. I love these two colors together. I am not a big fan of the whole purple thing but I just love this paper. The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I love how you can shade with the pencils and make sure that the image matches perfectly with the DP. I also used stickles to vamp up the wings. The dew drops add punch to the corners of the image.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Thanks You Notes


These were created for a friend who had her first baby a few weeks ago. It was  a beautiful baby girl. She is the tiniest little thing sooo cute. I made these as part of a gift for her. The DP is Making memories. The image is of course a Bella that was colored with Prismacolor Markers and Copics.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Mojo #38


I have longed for this stamp from the first day I saw it and on Mother's day DH made a dream come true.. He gave me this set and a few others from Gina K Designs. I used the Mojo Monday #38 sketch as my jumping off point. Hope ya'll like it..

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Mojo #36


Is this not the cutest DP ever. I just love these two colors. They are one of my fave color combos. I can't wait to place another order with Bella Land. I have seen soo many cute stamps that were added since I last ordered. I need to cash my lottery ticket so I can order all the stamps my little heart desires (ha ha ha) and of course buy a bigger house to hold it all.

I'm Back and Exhausted..

Well.. I'm don't know why but my scheduled posts didn't post like they were suppose to do. Not sure why or what happened though. But I'm back and since I had to leave unexpectedly for my Grandfather's funeral I am behind in several projects that I had scheduled for the past week. My grandfather's funeral was unbelievably hard to go through. It is a lengthy process in Puerto Rico. There are two days of viewing and then the funeral mass then the day after he was interred the Novena begins. It's nine days of prayers for my grandfather and the acceptance of his soul into heaven. My grandfather, while he had his faults, was a remarkable and funny man. He was a retired school principal of over 30 years. He was funny, kind and could cook a mean pernil (for those who aren't familiar with Puerto Rican cooking it's a roast leg of pork) YUM YUM YUM!!! He is survived by his wife, three children, two daughter in laws, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren six brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. His memory will be treasured and missed by all of us. He was a remarkable man with many friends and we are all the better having shared our moments and lives with him.