Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Chrsitmas Scrapbook Page

Good morning! Thank you all so much for the encouraging comments and emails. I really do appreciate it. You ladies are the best! I finally made something biggrin! About time huh? I posted the Deck the dog page a while ago, and at the time I didn't plan on doing the rest of the pictures from that Christmas since most of them were so blurry. I finally decided to scrap them anyway since that's all I have from that Christmas. So it looks a little funny that the dog is the focus, but it is a really cute picture.
Do any of y'all ever do the Chinese Gift Exchange? It is so much fun! You really should give it a try. You just put numbers in a basket (1through however many people you have). Everyone brings a wrapped gift of a set amount. We keep a few others extras handy in case some one forgets, or didn't know so they can play too. Everyone draws a number. Number 1 grabs a gift from the pile. Number 2 can either get one from the pile or they can take number 1's gift. Number 3 can get one from the pile, or they can take number 1 or 2's gift, and so on. If your gift gets taken, you get to pick a new one from the pile, or someone elses. After a gift has been taken 3 times, it's frozen and no one else can take it. That year was the first time we played it, and we ended up with way to many female gifts. My husband Sam got a manicure set, and our friend Moose got a bath set lol. We've gotten better in our shopping since then, lol. We've been playing every year since. It's always so much fun!
When I made this page, I started off with the word exchange in the same font as the word gift. Well, I didn't realize until after it was glued down that I left the letter C out of exchange! I had to tear it off, which left the paper there looking pretty bad. I had to use a pretty fat font to hide most of it. That's why there are 3 different fonts on this page, lol. All letters were cut with my Cricut, and the scallops are just 1 1/4 circles.

-Paper-River Rock, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Red, and Dashing DSP
-Accessories-Cricut, Red grosgrain, Sewing Machine, 1 1/4 circle punch.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Hi everyone! Wow, I didn't realize it's almost been 2 months since I last posted eek. I don't know what the heck happened to my stamping mojo, but it is GONE! I'm totally not interested in making cards, or to be honest even looking at them. Usually when I lose my mojo, I don't want to stamp, but I still like looking at other peoples cards and shopping for stamping stuff, basically everything but stamping. Now I'm totally not interested at all in cards sad. I don't even feel like coloring with my copics sad. I've been pretty bored lately with no hobby.

For a while, I've been feeling like I'm wasting my time and money making cards. I have boxes full of them that just sit here. So maybe that's my problem. Things don't seem as fun with they feel like a waste of time. I don't send out anywhere near as many as I make. I've also been wondering why I've made so many cards with sentiments that couldn't possible fit any occasion. I've been thinking about making just Christmas, birthday and a thank you cards from now on, but now I don't even have the slightest interest in doing that, and I usually LOVE making Christmas cards. Oh, well. Hopefully I'll get it back. Did I mention I'm BORED out of my freakin mind! My house has been cleaner lately though, haha.

Anyway, I'm going to give scrapbooking another shot. It's a lot more challenging for me, and I'm a lot slower at it but I get a lot more satisfaction out of it, so hopefully my creativity will come out of hiding.

Hopefully I'll have something to post soon biggrin.

Have a great day!

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Poppy Patch

Hello! babai I hope you're having a good week! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Computer problems again! This time it was the heat sync. I had no computer for over a week! AHA! We recently put in a new motherboard too, which was also giving us problems, so we put the old one back in and had to reinstall windows again rolleyes. Now my files are scattered all over the place, and I'm working on putting them back where they belong.

I finally got this gorgeous set Poppies by Flourishes. I received some images in WRAK a while back, and have been wanting it ever since, so I finally ordered it. I was trying to figure out what I wanted to make with it when this idea popped in my head. I just traced a circle in the middle of the card using a pencil. Then I just stamped the images all around, with some of each flower inside the circle. Then I just colored them with my Copics and cut out the circle. I wanted something to make it pop a little more, so I cut another circle out of black with my Cricut, so I could use the negative on the inside of the card. The sentiment is centered, but no matter how I took the picture it looked crooked with the card standing open.
-Stamps-Flourishes Poppy Patch, SU It's Your Birthday
-Paper-White, Black
-Ink-Old Olive, Memento black
-Copics-R24, R27, R46, YG93, YG95

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Monday, July 13, 2009

I'm baaaak!

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. I kept meaning too, but time just seems to be getting away from me lately. I've been so busy! I haven't been online very much, aside from popping in on SCS here and there. I really haven't stamped much either. I've been reorganizing my stamp room, selling stamps on ebay, unmounting stamps and spending a little more time outside.

I started noticing before my unplanned blog break that I spend way more time blogging and blog hopping than actually stamping! So I think I'm going to cut back a little bit. I'll probably post once or twice a week. There are tons of blogs that I love to visit and leave comments, but I have to say it's just getting to be way to time consuming! I will still be visiting and commenting, of course, just not quite so much. I used to try to comment on most posts from some of my favorite bloggers, but lets face it...I have way to many favorite blogs! sengihnampakgigi
I used an old Mojo Monday sketch for this card.

-Stamps-Stamping Bella Maisy Ketto, PTI Papertray
-Paper-Groovy Guava and White cardstock; Soft Sky prints and Cutie Pie DSP...not sure who makes the other one, but it came from Hobby Lobby.
-Ink-Memento, Chocolate Chip, Copic Markers
-Accessories-Pomegranate ribbon,

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

House Mouse Again

Good morning! I hope you're having a great day so far! So I found out this weekend, that I've been washing my hair wrong my whole life lol. Seriously! I have a lot of broken hairs, and I was googling how to prevent them, and apparently a lot of them come from how I've been washing my hair! The broken hairs curl up and the ends and look frizzy. Now that I'm not scrubbing my head with my fingernails, and rubbing it dry with a towel (your supposed to blot it), I'm having hardly any frizz, without using any of the many frizz products that I usually use. It's crazy, just about everyone I've talked to had been doing it the same way I was. I also mixed together some olive oil, mayo and an egg and put that in my hair (the amounts don't really matter much, but the more oil the better). Wow, it makes it very soft! I left it in for 1 1/2 hours, but you don't have to do it that long. You should leave it for at least a 1/2 hour, and as long after as you can stand it, and then just shampoo it out. I'm going to start doing this once a week. I am amazed! Anyway, I just wanted to share in case any of you are having frizz problems too. wink

I am loving these adorable House Mouse images! I've got to buy some of these. I used Taylor's sketch challenge from a couple of weeks ago. It seems like I'm always at least a week behind on sketch challenges. This is totally random, but if you like Taylor Swift and/or T-Pain, you've got to watch THIS video! It's so funny!! I love them both, and it's so funny to see Taylor Swift rappin'.

-Stamps-It's your Birthday, House Mouse
-Paper-Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue and White; Washington Apple DSP


-Copics-E30, E31, E35, E37, R20, C1, C3, B93, YR31, Y17

-Accessories-Silver brads,

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

House Mouse

Good afternoon! I thought I'd post this before I head out to see my dad. I made him and my father in law cards, but I actually just cased myself, lol. I made them identical to THIS card I made for my hubby for our anniversary only with a different sentiment, so I won't bother posting those.

I created this card using last weeks Stamps and Smiles sketch. I got this adorable House Mouse image from WRAK on SCS. These are so fun to color! I could easily just sit around and color all day! The only reason I don't is because I don't want to use up my markers wink.
-Stamps-House Mouse, PTI Papertray
-Paper-Kraft, Tempting Turquoise and White cardstock; Washington Apple DSP
-Copics-B00, B02, B05, R27, R46, YR31, Y17, C1, C3, E30, E31, E35, E37, R20
-Accessories-Paper piercer, plastic canvas, Cricut, Nesties, buttons, thread, and apricot grosgrain.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Good morning! Well, I think maybe my mojo is back! I really enjoyed coloring this adorable image and making the card. Erin sent me this image along with a bunch of other really cute images for making the header over at Stamp Something. Thanks so much Erin! I believe you may have started an obsession! lol This image was so fun to color! I used THIS MFT sketch by Cindy Haffner. I love this layout!

-Stamps-Whiff of Joy, Hero Arts Thinking of You
-Paper-Real Red, White and Bashful Blue cardstock, Summer Picnic DSP
-Ink-Black, Old Olive
-Copics-R27, R29, R46, R59, E11, B93, YG95
-Accessories-sewing machine, cuttlebug folder

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Fishing Riley

Good morning! I hope you had a nice weekend. Sorry I haven't been posting. My stamping Mojo must be on vacation rolleyes. I sure hope it comes back soon...I'm really starting to miss it wink. I just don't really feel like stamping right now. I want to, but when I go sit at my stamp table I just stare off in space, and I just don't feel like it. Friday was hubby's 28th birthday, so of course I had to make him a card. I just wasn't feeling it though, so I used a sketch I drew a while back to make it easier.
-Stamps-It's Your Birthday, Hanna Stamps Fishing Riley
-Paper-White and Close to Cocoa; Washington Apple and Riding Hood Red patterns DSP
-Ink-Riding Hood Red and memento, Copics

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Deck the Dog =)

Good morning! I hope you had a nice weekend! I finally got another page made! Maybe I can make them a little faster now that I have the Cricut. I can't believe how easy it is to make titles! Now if there were just something to make journaling easy. All the words on this page were cut with the Cricut and the sure cuts a lot program. I got the inspiration for the layout from Scrabooks etc. I planned on casing it, but I didn't actually stick very closely with it. The scallops are just a bunch of 1 1/4" circles. I'm so happy with how this came out! I've always loved this picture of Dumpy and have wanted to scrap it. Dumpy is my mom's dog, and the mother of my dog. If your wondering how she got a name like Dumpy, that would be my fault rolleyes. My mom got her when I was 15 or 16 during the summertime when school was out, so I got stuck house breaking her. My mom was calling her gypsy which I didn't like so I started jokingly calling her dumpy since I had to clean up after her so much. Well the name stuck lol. Dumpy is the coolest dog. She didn't even mind having bows put on her. Everybody is crazy about this dog. I wanted one so bad, so in 03 my mom breaded Dumpy so I could have a puppy mrgreen, so that's where I got Reese.
-Stamps-Inkadinkado Christmas Characters (holly)
-Paper-River Rock, Very Vanilla, Old Olive and Real Red cardstock; Dashing DSP
-Accessories-Cricut, Red grosgrain, sewing machine, pop dots,

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Cheers to You!

Good morning! I made this card for last weeks MOJO Monday sketch challenge, and for the Cat's Pajamas color challenge which was to use yellow, aqua, brown and optional red. I love how different these colors are! I need to start doing more color challenges. I find myself wanting to use way too much pink wink.

I can't even tell you how much I love my Cricut! I've spent so much time finding pictures to convert to SVG files to cut. You can take any picture, convert it and cut it with the Sure cuts a lot program! I made some really pretty butterflies last night! I can't wait to use them. I also don't have to use my piece of junk circle cutter anymore! I've always hated that thing, but I couldn't find anything I didn't hate even more! lol Aside from how bad it cuts a circle, it can't cut circles small enough to do 2 of my smaller nesties. One of them I use a SU punch for, but this one I haven't been able to use yet since I couldn't cut a circle that would fit inside.

Well, we still can't figure out what is wrong with our AC. Everything seems to be doing exactly as it should (the coils are even cold), except warm air is coming out of the vents. We had the freon checked, and it's fine. We tried running it on the fan setting when it was cool outside and that air was warm too. We had to replace a part this winter, so we are thinking maybe something somehow got wired wrong so that the heat is coming on too. Oh well, someone loaned us a window unit they aren't using, so at least we won't roast until we can get it fixed.

I'll try to post again in a few days, but I guess that depends on my Mojo rolleyes. Have a wonderful day!

-Stamps-Cheers to You
-Paper-Cool Caribbean, Close to Cocoa, and White cardstock; So Saffron, and Petals and Paisley DSP
-Copics-B00, B02, R46, YR31, YG95 C-1
-Accessories-ribbon, sewing machine, nesties, cricut, pop dots

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Monday, June 1, 2009


Hello! I hope you enjoyed your weekend! My mojo seems to be hiding right now. I've sat at my stamp table many times in the last week, and just didn't feel like doing anything. Maybe it's the heat combined with the fact that our air conditioner isn't working rolleyes, but I don't feel like doing a thing! Ugh, it's 89 degrees in here right now. Our air is blowing fine, but the air is not cold at all. I tried it earlier and it was actually making the house hotter! Hopefully we can figure out what's wrong with it soon!

-Stamps-Many Merry Messages, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Hanna Stamps Riley -Paper-Kraft, Real Red, and White cardstock; Summer Picnic DSP -Ink-Memento -Copics-E31, E33, E35, E37, YG93, YG95, R27, R37 -Accessories-Corner rounder punch, Red grosgrain

Hope you have a great day!

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ketto Blog Hop!

Good Morning! Welcome to the first Ketto Blog Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella. There is blog candy somewhere along the blog hop, but the fun part is they aren't telling us where it is wink. One pre-selected blogger will draw a random winner from the comments on her post, and the winner will receive a $40 gift voucher to Stamping Bella!

I used the adorable Agnes Ketto on my card. I love the Ketto stamps! I want them all! The image and the silk flowers were colored with Copics. I think this layout may have been an old SCS sketch, but I made this card last week and I can't remember now. I cut the lighter pink part of her skirt out of a second image and layered it on top. I used mini glue dots in the middle of each piece and glue on the ends so each one sticks up a little in the middle.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Christy's blog. Have a wonderful day!

-Stamps-Agnes Ketto, Hero Arts Thinking of You
-Paper-Purely Pomegranate, Regal Rose, Black and White cardstock; Cutie Pie DSP
-Ink-Memento tuxedo black and Copics
-Accessories-Paper Piercer and Mat pack, white embossing powder, silk flowers, Hodgepodge Hardware, mini glue dots, Black Grosgrain ribbon.

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