Sunday, August 31, 2008

JustRite Stationery

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I love these color combos. These are some of my favorite papers. I LOVE brown and I especially love it when there's some blue added. These help to showcase those ultra fabulous Just Rite Stampers.

Friday, August 29, 2008

My THIRD JustRite Winner!!!


OMG!! Can you believe I won again!!! This little beauty is winner number three for me. I couldn't be happier I just LOVE JustRite products.. They are FABULOUS!!! I am dying to get my inky little hands on the new releases. If you don't already own one run out and GET ONE!!!!   

Deets of the project: I picked up this little jar as an alterable. I pulled it from my stash for the JustRite challenge.  I made a little gifty for a friend whose kindness knows no bounds. I used my JustRite, Mixed Messages from PTI, Dark Chocolate and Pure Poppy Ink PTI, mike's ribbon a few punches and my nesties. I added the yummy goodie last.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

More Listabella Loveliness!!

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Another cute lil notebook created using Listabella some retired SU! DP and some CM and HL cardstock. The bella was colored with my Copics and the "to do list" was stamped with Papertrey's Simple Alphabet and cut out with my nesties. The main image was matted using my perfect layers set.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Another JustRite Winner!!!

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This is another one of my entries in the Just Rite contest that also won me a prize!! WooHoo!! I can't wait for their new releases in September. The DP is Bohemia the CS is HL and GP. The flower is a leftover from my miscellaneous box.. I used Jumbo Java ink for my Monogram and of course my oh so fabulous Just Rite. I am soo excited about the Christmas set coming out!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Papertrey meets Stampin' Up

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I used my SU! cardstock and versamark ink with my Papertrey Flower Frenzy set.. I also using the two papertrey pinks to stamp the flowers on the white CS. The sentiment was stamped with Palette Noir directly onto the SU! CS. Simple but lovely.. A perfect little notebook for lists.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Just Rite Contest Winner!!

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I entered this little notepad into the JustRite contest and it won me a prize!!! Don't you think Listabella is perfecta for this little project? There's a little notepad inside. I used my Just Rite Monogram and my Papertrey Simple Alphabet to complete the little circle. My Bella is colored with Copics and trimmed up with my Perfect Layers.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Pretty In Pink


Don't you just love this little dress from Rupa's set? It is perfect for using up your little scraps of  DP. I went dipping into my DP reserve. You know all those pieces you can't bear to part with because they are from your favorite collections? I chose this Making Memories DP for both the dress and the card base. The ribbon is Mike's. The Cardstock is CM, GP and DCWV. My nesties were used to cut everything out. I used Copics to color my image.  The "feel better" sentiment is from the Papertrey set  Mixed Messages and was stamped with Papertrey's Berry Sorbet.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cupcake Wishes.. Birthday Dreams


Cupcakeabella is one of my absolute favorite Bellas. She is too stinkin cute!!.  I saw a card somewhere where they had left the dress white and colored the trim and bubbles like I did here and I thought it was striking.  I think that the dew drops may have been too much here. But I LOVE them so I use them when I can. The sentiment I created from Robin Leeches Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Corny I know! The DP is from Hobby Lobby. The cardstock is GP and DCWV. The main image is colored with Copics and cut out with my nesties.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

More Under the Weather Riley..


Isn't sick Riley adorable. Until the Riley/ Sophia line I never knew Moose were so adorable. Poor Riley he's under the weather and makes the perfect card for a sick friend. The DP is from Hobby Lobby the Ribbon is from Mike's dollar spot. The scalloped edge is from SU!'s new scallop punch that I borrowed from my friend Jen. My perfect layers was used to make the mat around the main image which was colored with Copics and cut out with my Nesties. The dew drops are my added bling to the card. The ones on the footboard of the bed are the ones that were on clearance at Mike's. The one on the sentiment are the actual dew drops. I used a Mojo Monday sketch to create this card.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Super Moose!


It's a bird, it's a plane, it's SUPER MOOSE!!! Isn't this RIley adorable. He can wish your favorite little boy happy birthday or it can encourage someone to reach for the stars but Super Riley is super cute. I used Amy's AMYRS32 sketch to create this card.  The DP is leftover from a pack I purchased a long time ago. The cardstock is CM, DCWV and Georgia Pacific. I used my nesties for the sentiment and the main image. The main image was trimmed out with my perfect layers. The Riley is colored with Copics. The sentiment is stamped with Red Magic ink. You can find Riley and his too cute lady Sophia HERE. The sentiment is from the Papertrey set Mixed Messages HERE.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Knit Happens!


Doesn't that phrase say it all?  This too cute Moose could be either Riley or Sophia.. don't act surprised.. knitting isn't only for girls.. I used Taylor's TECC#26 as my basis for this card. The card base is CM as is the yellow cardstock. The dews drops are a little something to pop some color there. The DP is from my scrap box. The sentiment was created on my computer and punched with my slot punch. My nesties were used to cut out my main image.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Pumpkin Riley


This is by far one of my favorite of the newest batch of Riley's released. This Riley is ADORABLE!!! I used Amy's sketch AMYRS31 to complete this card.  The sentiment circle was created using my Papertrey set Simple Alphabet. The main image was colored with Copics and the sentiment was stamped with Pumpkin Spice. The CS is CM and DCWV and my nesties were used to cut everything out. The dew drop is to call attention to the sentiment.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Teachabella for a Special Friend!

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Teachabella is the perfect compliment to this little notebook I made for my Neighbor who's a teacher. I think I have to change the hair though she's more of a Sandy blonde. With the new school year fast approaching I'm sure she will have many a to do list to complete before she's ready. The CS is Hobby Lobby and GP. The DP is Making Memories. The "to do list" is made with my Papertrey Simple Alphabet and my nesties. I added some bling to make it pop. Hopefully she likes it. Sorry the picture is funky.. I'm not sure how to work some of my software (computer challenged here).

Friday, August 15, 2008

I've Been Tagged!!


Well.. my stampin pal Jen tagged me a while ago and I am only now getting to it.. In my defense DH is not here and I have dealt with several birthday's (mine, DS, good friend, cousin) in the past two weeks. Jen and I met on Splitcoast and became fast friends, we both live in San Antonio and are married to soldiers.  So thanks JEN!! I am so thankful to have you and count you among my friends.



1. Only five people allowed..

2. Four of them have to be dedicated followers of your blog. One has to be new and live in another part of the world.

3. You have to link back to who gave you the award..


So without further adieu, the winners are...


Dawn Chau... Dawn and I have know each other for a few years now and she is UBER talented!! Check out her blog and you'll see. She is a sweet girl and a great friend.


Amy Tsuruta... Amy lives in my parents neck of the woods in the Pacific Northwest. She has the most lovely style, it's clean and elegant. Add her to your blog roll if she's not already there because you'll keep going back to her.


Laura Evangeline.. Laura is serving this nation with honor and distinction as a soldier in the US Army. She's and adorable girl with the cutest lil puppy ( Hi Lilly!). Laura, although the army keeps her pretty busy still finds time to create beautiful things. Check out her blog. She has a fresh style to her cards.


Melanie Muenchinger.. What can I say about Melanie.. she is the ULTIMATE! She does phenomenal things with paper. If you don't know who she is you must be living under a rock.. Run, don't walk over to her blog. She will continually amaze you!!!


Alli Miles is a phenom from that beautiful land to the north. Alli has a no nonsense style.. I love her flair and the beauty in her designs and her stamps are no exception. She is on the CHF design team and boy is she fantastic. Go check her out!!



So check them out.. you won't regret it!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Papertrey Style!


Papertrey DP is spectacular isn't it. It was such a small piece left over from another project but it's such fabulous DP that I saved it. Look where saving gets you! I made this GORGEOUS dress with that tiny piece. The sentiment is from Rupa's set as is the image of the dress. The DP is from DWCV. The cardstock is GP and CM.  I used my papertrey ink Spring Moss to stamp the sentiment. My nesties were used to cut everything out.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Martha Stewart Riley


Or maybe she's the Taylor Van Bruggen Riley. Taylor is after all the cupcake queen. The DP is hobby lobby. The sentiment is MFT. The flower is chipboard with a bling center. The image was colored with copics. The ribbon is mike's. The main image and it's mat were cut with my nesties. The scalloped edge was made with the new SU! punch I used a tiny hole punch to make the holes in the scallops. I made this card for my stash of cards. I am trying to be better about keeping in touch with my long distance friends. It's funny how you can be so dependant on a person and miles of distance kind of pull you apart.  I have a core group of friends that I LOVE like family and have let distance get in the way but I am going to be better because they mean enough to me to try. I encourage all of you with stashes of cards to do the same. Don't let those beautiful cards go to waste. Send them to someone who has affected you, even if it is in a small way. You never know maybe that card that you lovingly made will make someone's day instead of just collecting dust.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monogrammed Goodness


OK I know I am not the only one out there who loves the Just Rite Stamper's Monograms.. I can't  believe the fabulous things you can create with it. I am making several different things right now and this is one that I made for me and DH. Of course I made it before I learned on the Just Rite Blog that the wife's initial comes first. I always thought it was the husbands.. Anyway I plan to make several different cards with these on them. Of course those to follow will be correctly monogrammed. So keep watching.  I used the Mojo Monday Sketch #48 to complete this card. I wanted to make these to keep in my file so that I can send little notes.  The DP is from Hobby Lobby. The cardstock is DCWV and GP. The ink is Palette Noir. The ribbon is Mike's.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Under the Weather?


Don't you just love this Making Memories DP?  If I had a baby girl I'd want to wallpaper the nursery in this paper. I wonder if there's anyone out there who decoupaged their walls in scrapbooking paper? Really would be over the top don't ya think? The ribbon is from Mike's by the yard section. The image is colored with copics and cut out with my nesties. The dew drop helps to draw you eye to the sentiment. The sentiment was typed on my computer and cut out with my SU! punch.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Walking Baby Riley


My cousin and his wife just had their first baby. What a little bundle of joy she is!! She is most definitely "Heaven Scent".. and I am going to be her Godmother!!! They asked yesterday (what a nice birthday surprise). I made this card to send to them to thank them for the photo they sent me of her. She is GORGEOUS!!! She looks just like her daddy when he was a baby. He was a beautiful baby BTW. Now to the card, the DP is from my scrap pile. The main image is colored with copics and die cute with my nesties. The sentiment and tiny bunny are papertrey as is the inks used to stamp them. The ribbon is Mike's. I thought the card needed a little something so I added that double ribbon corner.

Friday, August 8, 2008

More Winter Wishes


I used the ATS design team sketch to complete this card. It's Riley adorable just swooshing along on his skis? The sentiment from Papertrey's Mailbox Greetings set compliments this image perfectly. The DP is DCWV I believe. The cardstock is DCWV and Georgia Pacific. The sentiment is cut with my Petite Oval Nesties. My main image is colored with copics.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Driving by...


Driving by with a birthday hi! What an appropriate sentiment for this image don't ya think? The flowery DP is from Target's stationery section the red present DP is from an old Christmas pack. . The scallop is made with the new scallop punch from SU! My friend Jen was kind enough to share her AMAZING new toy. It's a real must have for any stamper. Isn't it FABULOUS!! As soon as it's available RUN don't walk to your nearest stampin up demo and get one. It's fantastic. The dew drops are an extra embellishment as are the stickle dots in the scallops. Of course my SU! window punch was used to cut out the sentiments. I used SC 185  as my sketch for this card.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Happy B-Day to Me!!!

Well, today is my BIG day.. I turned 38 TODAY.. AS a birthday present I was hoping to have DH home from training but it didn't work out.  No orders yet.  We did however find out that my youngest doesn't need surgery (THANK THE LORD!) his bone seems to be healing well with only minor swelling and edema in the marrow. The Orthopedic doctor said that you can't even see the fracture line on the bone. So what a great birthday present for me. My boys surprised me with STAMPS for my birthday.. I got Melanie's Jumping for Joy set and three others.. Boy am I a happy girl. If only DH were here to share my day. Oh well, gotta keep my big girl dainties on until he gets back. Happy Birthday to all you fellow August babies out there!!

Winter Wishes..


I create winter wishes for all of our friends who don't celebrate Christmas like we do.. I love looking at snow but I really am foreign to it. Being a Hawaii baby snow is not in my repertoire. The DP is from Hobby Lobby. The cardstock is CM and DCVW. I used my petite oval nesties to create the sentiment Mojo Monday #47 was the sketch I used to create this card. I am in love with it. I am not really a layers person and 9 layers is rare in my cards. But I just LOVE how this one turned out. The main image is Hanna stamps and the sentiment is from the Mailbox Greetings set from Papertrey.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Gina K's


The Comfort & Peace set by Gina K Designs is beautiful. I used the WSC53 to map out this card. The card base is K & Company. The flower is silk. The ribbon is Mike's. The cardstock is DCWV. I used Versamagic inks for the image. The brad in the flower's center is Making Memories. My oval nesties were used to cut out my main image and its backer. I purposefully left the sentiment off so that I could use this card for whatever occasion that arises.

Monday, August 4, 2008



Another card I made for Melanie's challenge a few weeks ago. It didn't photograph well not sure why. I used my Nesties, some dew drops and my slot punch. I added a black detail line to distinguish the different DP's. The image is colored with Copic and Spica. The sentiment was created on my computer then punched out.  How cute is Melanie's bunny? You should see the fabulous new set she has with Tee's. You can find Melanie's stamps HERE!

Saturday, August 2, 2008



My dollar stamp, nesties, slot punch and a little DP was all I used to create this simple card. I love using black and white with a punch of color. SC184 was the inspiration for the simple masterpiece.