Saturday, January 31, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

The winner of the blog candy for my 5000th hit is ........SunshineCoastGirl!
Please send me your mailing address and I'll get your goodies off to you.

Here's what you've won!

Copics, Taylored Expressions Tiny Twinkles, A Muse Happy Mother's Day Stamp, A Muse Kitty Stamp,tiny heart brads, 100 sheets Pastel cardstock, and polka dot ribbon!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Puppy Card

Just a fun card for those of you who like the canines! :)

5000 hits - that was fast!

The 5000th hit came today- it was about 100 away when I posted on Wednesday - and now it's over! Thank you everyone!

I'll pick the winner of the blog candy and post the blog candy tomorrow!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kitty Kat Friday

Here's this week's card! I got some new cat stamps, but they turned out to be a little more simple than I realized....but I inked one of themup and gave ita try! This is also the sketch challenge for this week on SCS.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I made this card for my niece- just because! She likes horses, has had one, but doesn't right now, and she'd like to. You may ask why the puppy in the purse on the inside, well, that's one of "our" things! She has a chihuahua and loves purses - she'd like to be able to carry "Roxy" around with her, but she's grown a little too much for that - so every card I make for her has this stamp somewhere on the card!

Colored with Copics, except for her shirt- it's paper pieced - tiny!

5000 hits = Blog Candy!

Looks like I'm getting close to 5000 hits! I'll offer up some blog candy for this event! I don't know what it will be yet, I know it will include some copics and some stamps, and it will be fun! Once I figure it out, I'll post it! Oh, and for those of you who don't have a blog, send me an email and I'll add your name to the hat as well!

Leave a comment and we'll see who has good luck when the counter shows 5000!

Post a link on your blog and we'll see how fast this happens!

Good luck!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Flutterby Wednesday .

The general idea for this card came to me while I was driving home tonight. The actual execution turned out to be a little more difficult than I thought - I think it's because of the cardstock/paper I used for the actual butterfly. But, it's done, and I think I like it! :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Whimsy Guest Designer Challenge

Whimsy Stamps has a guest designer call for February! Check it out Here!
See the Post on Jan 17th!

I don't have any Whimsy stamps at this point, but I do think this stamp is a bit whimsical!

I tried to stay as true to the original sketch as I could, with no additional embellishments! Maybe I should have embellished! Ces't la vie!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

This birthday card is on it's way to The Netherlands! I got the box all packed up and it will ship out on Monday. I always seem to get their Christmas package there late, but the Birthday I can do on time! Go figure

I used my new Label Nestabilities, and I sure do like them a lot! I think I want to go make something else with them! Otherwise, colored with Copics, paper is just from my stash!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Last of the Baby Cards

This is the baby card that's going with the last of the baby presents! Time to move on! :)

I put 2 images together in order to get this one. There is a similar image already but together by Bella, but I didn't have time to order it and get it, so I fooled around until I could get this to work out. It did include some copying and shrinking!

Oh, and this is my take on this week's SCS sketch!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Kitty Kat Friday!

I really like this card- no it's not an original design, I CASE'd this card- but I still like it! I saw it at my LSS and knew it was going to show up here!

The red and black paper are Bazzil card stock Colored with Marvy Pens and Copics.
Oh, and can I say TGIF!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Flutterby Wednesday

I started out to make this a monochromatic flutterby card, but that didn't work, so then I tried embossing powder on the outline and I didn't like that, so I ended up stamping the butterfly and using a little liquid embroidery. Not exactly the look I was going for, but there's notmuch Wednesday left, so better get this posted!


The baby finally arrived on Monday, after a very long and difficult delivery. Hospital said it was the most difficult delivery they had ever had - and it's not a new hospital! Baby had some lung issues at first, but is doing well now. Mom gets to go home today, baby has to stay until Friday. He's kinda cute! :)

Monday, January 19, 2009


I think this is my first completed Magnolia card! I've colored a couple of others, but not used them. I managed to get this one on a card!

Colored with Copics, paper is from A Muse.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Birthday Lighthouse

This is a birthday card for my uncle - he's 69, so no bling! As usual, guy cards take much more thought!

Colored with Copics, paper is from PaperTrey Ink

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I have - have you?

Saw this on Katie's blog- and it looked like fun. I know I've been lucky to do a lot of things in my life - and this confirmed it. There are some things on this list that are on my to-do list, and some things that would never be! :) Feel free to copy and post and link back here!

All those things I've done in my life are BOLD
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain -

9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo NO WAY
11. Bungee jumped -
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables -
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - wooops
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors - well the country, does that count?
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language -
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie independent movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business -
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp -
67. Bounced a check -
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt .
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life .
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kitty Kat Friday

This card was just fun to do! Only problem is, I can identify with it too much! Both of my cats have been in this position - but I don't think they looked quite so gleeful! :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


You know how you always have a "go to" stamp at any time? Oh it changes from time to time, but there's always 1. Right now my go to stamp seems to be this sunflower. I've made about 6 cards or different items with it in recent weeks, so I pulled it out tonight and made this one. I changed it up a bit -as I cut it out, and popped it up. I also put soe fun flock in the middle of it, and now I wish I hadn't.

I also need to find a better way to get my Pictures onto this page. It's always night when I try to photograph these cards, and doesn't matter if I turn the lights out or leave them on- they just don't come out right. If I try to scan anything with embellishments, I get a shadow across it! Oh well.....

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Flutterby Wednesday

It's Wednesday (trust me it's Wednesday somewhere!) I actually had time to make a card for Danni's Flutteby Challenge!

I'm happy with the way this one came out - I could try some more of these!

Monday, January 12, 2009

She's still waiting - and some other ramblings!

My friend still hasn't had her baby - so I sent her this card today. She better have it soon, I think I may be out of stamps if I have to send a card next week! LOL!

Ok, so it was 76 degrees here this afternoon - absolutely crazy! It broke a 41 year old record - by a lot! I know those of you who live in cold country can't imagine why anyone would complain about this kind of weather on the 12th of January! Well, it's because in the California Bay area - we don't get a lot of winter - and what we do get is usually in January - if I wanted warm weather year round - I'd move there! LOL Oh well, it's supposed to start cooling down in a couple of days...we sure could use some rain!

I figured out today that the retirement date I set last year about this time is only 37 months away! That doesn't sound too bad - even if I extend it about 6 months given the current economic situation, that's only 43 months - even that doesn't sound too bad. It's about 180 weeks - about 1480 days - those sound a bit too long, but I'm liking the sound of 43 months, though 37 sounds even better!

Time to try and make a few cards!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Make it Bright

One of the challenges for this week was to make a card and Make it Bright! Here's my take on this

Birthday Book

This is kind of a take off on a Calendar - I made it for a Friends's Birthday - it's a page for each month, and you can record the birthday's you want to remember on the correct date line! Of course, I used the bind it all to keep it together!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Kitty Cat Friday

I received this stamp as a free gift from one of the stamp companies because they thought they took too long in sending my order! How nice was that! I thought it would be fun to try and I think I like it!

Birthday Bella

Another birthday card for a friend this week. I felt like Pink and Brown this time!
Also used some Birthday embellishments I found - something different!

Check out LIM's blog

for some great Candy - comment by January 24th!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I have a friend whose baby is due any day - trust me, she feels just like this!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Birthday Card

Mathilda muffinbread is bringing happy birthday wishes to a friend of mine! She's going on a long journey, but she has her muffin to keep her happy!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Finished project

Here's some pictures of the finished calendar project. Of course when I went to put it all together, I punched the first 3 months at the top with the bind it all, and of course that wouldn't work since I needed to side bind it! I redid those months and the cover and got it put together in the correct fashion

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Birthday Calendar

I have a few friends who have birthdays this coming week, so I've been making cards and calendars for them - here's one Calendar, from A Muse for one of the gals. This is a PDF download from A Muse, I think it's $3 - with the proceeds going to Charity -I seem to remember this year it's American Cancer society. They're fun to do and easy to put together. I'll use Bind-it-all to finish it up and get it in the mail!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year - 2009

How did it get to be 2009 already? It seems like it just turned 2000 - and now it's 2009 already! Oh my!

This is my take on the SCS Sketch Challenge for the week - with some artistic license.