Thursday, July 31, 2008

Embrace Life


My stampin pal Jen and I are sharing images. She brought this one over to share with me the other day. I loved this stamp set from the moment I saw it but alas the budget doesn't allow me to have all that I love. I used Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip to stamp the images and the sentiment. The DP is from Hobby Lobby and I used my nesties to cut out the leafy image. The flowers are popped with different sizes of pop dots to give dimension. I just adore this set.. Maybe the lottery fairy will smile on me so that my budget matches my love list.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

You Rock!!!


I used the Mojo Monday sketch #44 for this card. The card base is K&Co. The cardstock is DCWV and Whisper White. I used my Nesties and Papertrey's Simple Alphabet for my sentiment circle. The image is of course Stamping Bellas Ipodabella. She is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I Moose You!!


I know you've heard me say it before but this is my favorite Riley stamp. I just love being able to personalized the image with whatever phrase I can fit in the banner. This is another card that goes into my stash to send to my DH while he's gone.The card base is K & Company the cardstock is DCWV. The prima and bling are just an extra touch. The image was colored with Prismacolor Pens and Copics.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Take a Break


I just love this stamp from MFT. I love the flowers in the bathtub and the take a break sentiment. The card base is K and Company. The paper is DCWV and Paper Studio. The image is colored with Copic Markers and die cut with my Nesties. I used Jen del Muro's SFYTT from 6/28 as my inspiration for this card.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ipod Rocker!


I used the Mojo Monday Sketch #43 to complete this card. The image is Ipodabella and the sentiment  was created with my Simple Alphabet set from Papertrey. The dew drops are an added something something.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cafe Girls!


Isn't this MFT set adorable? I used TECC#22 to complete this card. The images are all colored with Copics. The sentiment is die cut with my Nesties. The ribbon is Mike's. The card base is K & Company. The cardstock is DCWV mostly with a little Georgia Pacific thrown in there. Not sure the sentiment was the right one for this card though. Hope you like it..

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Riley Cutie


Aren't the Riley's the cutest thing ever?  The image is cut out with my Nesties and colored with Copics. Dew Drops add a little bling to my sentiment. The sentiment comes from the Papertrey set Mixed Messages. I just love these mooseseseses. Aren't the new ones to die for, if you don't own any Riley's or Sophia's and want to get some of you own you can find them HERE!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Melanie's Challenges!

DSC01281If you are a regular reader of my blog you know how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE Melanie Muenchinger's stamp sets. You can find them HERE!  Melanie is always generous and encouraging us to use our stamps and she's had several challenges recently on her blog giving away free stamps or supplies. These are all of my entries for both of Melanie's challenges. Did I mention how much I LOVE her animals??? Many of these cards are going to Keiki Cards. It's an organization that sends special occasion cards to sick children and the rest will head to Afghanistan in a few weeks. Oh by the was I was lucky enough to win one of Melanie's challenges... I won her brand spankin new Cuddles and Hugs set. OMG it is toooooo adorable you can find them HERE! If you want to check out this fabulous designer you can find her HERE!

I'm Back!!!

Well it's official DH has left. It was a tearful goodbye for the kids and I  and a painful departure for him. Although we've been doing this for a while this time it seems harder. I think it was because he was so close to retirement. I know that November will be especially hard for me because it's when he'll complete training and head to Iraq but also because he was suppose to be putting in his retirement papers that month. I think I was unknowingly waiting for that day but that day isn't going to come when planned. Well, I've waited before and I'll wait again. Him coming home safe is all that I need from all of this. Well... enough rambling.. I'll be back later with a card.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Away for a Few Days

Hey All,

As saturday draws nearer we are trying ever so hard to spend more time together. Dh will be gone for almost 16 months so we are trying to spend most of our time together doing family things. So I will be MIA here for a few days. I am however working on a few challenges while DH and sons spend time alone together. Thanks for being patient..


Monday, July 14, 2008

Gina K Designs


Gina K Designs is home to one of my favorite designers, Melanie Muenchinger. But those aren't the only fabulous stamps she has. Gina K is a fabulous designer in her own right.. The stamp above can be found there also and this set was designed by Gina K herself. I made this card using HSC21. The DP is American Crafts. The cardstock is DCWV and Papertrey. The dew drops on the sentiment adds a little something something don't ya think?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Cupcake Challenge


Taylor's Cupcake Challenge is always a favorite of mine. If I have any free time I try and get a card made for her Cupcake Friday Challenge. If your looking for a way to get out of a rut check out Taylor's Place on Fridays for a challenge.The DP is The Paper Studio. The cupcake ribbon is from Mike's. The dew drops add a little bling as do the stickles on the cupcakes. I used my Nesties to cut out the image.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My Hippy Giraffee


This brightly colored giraffe looks almost sunburned doesn't she? The pink from my Prismacolor Marker is super saturated with color. The paper is DCWV. I again used an SFYTT from Jen del Muro. She posted this one on 6/21.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Another Melanie's Challenge Entry


I used my Copic Spica to color these giraffe's. They are sooo sparkly IRL. Sorry about the crooked photo. The Double the Love phrase is from Papertrey's Bitty Blessings. The paper is DCWV and is glittery and gorgeous. The primas have stickles to make their centers sparkle. I used a sketch from QKD for this one.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Card Gift Box

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I used Cammie's tutorial to create this too cute card box. You can find her directions here. She made it spectacularly easy to follow. The DP is from Paper Studio the cards are one's that I have posted here before. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hippy Thanks!


I made this card using Jen del Muro's SFYTT sketch and Melanie Muenchinger's oh so cute Just so Hippy giraffe. Melanie's animals are the cutest ones out there with their long beautiful lashes. The image was colored with Copics and the dew drops add a little bling to the card. I love to send tall cards. As a chatterbox I usually have a lot to say. You can find Mel's too cute stamps here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008



This card was created using Beate's WSC #52. Beate is on hiatus right now but you should check out her blog and look for past sketches and give them a try. These sketches allow me to think outside my box and uses layouts that I otherwise would never have come up with on my own. The DP is DCWV and Cardstock is also DCWV. The wings are sparkled with stickles.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Some Colorful Hippyness


These are more images that I colored for Melanie's contest but didn't finish the cards in time to enter them. I love how festive this giraffe looks. The DP is DCWV and has a little sparkle to it. You can also see some dew drops for some bling.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Mojo Monday #42


How fabulous is this bella. I love brown, you have no idea how much. I am not a fan of green but I love these two colors together. I'm not sure how well this works or if I love it but I love the colors and the stamp. She is colored with Copics by the way. The Mojo sketch helped my flow..

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Trio of Hippos!


This is one of my entries for Melanie Muenchinger's challenge going on right now on her blog! If you haven't already check out Mel's blog it's full of beautiful photos and amazing projects.. I greatly admire her talent and southern gal charm.. You can checkout all the entries over on Splitcoast. Just enter MMGKDMC in the search and it will pull all the amazing entries.



Don't you just adore this new stamp from MFT. I love the branching out at MFT. The DP is one of my favorites. The image is colored with Copics and outlined with a cool grey. The Cardstock is SU! and DCWV.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Tier Of Treats TECC #21


This is my variation on Taylor's challenge.  I just adore this stamps it screams high tea to me. What better day than your birthday to splurge on calories.. The ribbon is from Mike's , The DP is from Hobby Lobby and so is the Cardstock.

Thursday, July 3, 2008



While there's no cupcake in this card I used the sketch in Taylor's challenge  as my inspiration.  My stampin pal Dawn sent me these images and phrases.. I have a few left and as I use them up it makes me want to run out and buy the set.. Isn't she darling with her little wiener doggie?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Surfin Riley


Isn't Riley the cutest moose you've every seen???  He makes you want to get out there and Hang Ten right? The DP is DCWV and the Cardstock is DCWV and Hobby Lobby. The ribbon is Mike's. The phrase I created on the computer and punched it out with my SU! Slot Punch. Of course I had to add some bling to make it sparkle.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008



I saw this phrase somewhere on Splitcoast. I used my Simple Alphabet from Papertrey to add it to my plane banner. It's another card to send DH while he's deployed. The first half of this year has FLOWN by but I can only imagine that the second will crawl once he's gone. I love this Riley stamp cause you can customize him to say almost anything as long as you can fit it on the banner. I'm going to have to try paper piecing some clothes onto him one day. The DP is DCWV as is most of the cardstock. The ribbon is Mike's.