Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
This is the second Faux Mosaic picture frame that I made for my bestest crafty friend Melissa. I am so happy to say that she loved it!! It is made to hold a 12x12 scrapbook page to display. I made it the same way as the smaller one from my last post, except I did not make a border for this one. The paper is just a 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper. I chose this paper with the roses on it because it matches Melissa's living room. I just cut the pieces randomly. I have enough paper left from the 12x12 sheet to make another project. I think that the next thing I work on will be a cigar box. I have one all ready to alter!
I hope ya'll had a terrific Christmas and that Santa was good to you all!
Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
The "house" is the Top Note die cut out of Close to Cocoa and Whisper White papers. For the snow covered roof and ground, I punched the scallop border with the Scallop Border punch. The door is Real Red punched out with the Curly Label punch. The candy is Real Red punched with the Word Window and the 1" punch. I doodled the lines and swirls with a white gel pen. Every thing is covered in Irredescent Ice ep. The door knob is a pearl flat bottom button. The sentiment is a rub-on from the SU! Season of Cheer set. The card base is Bashful Blue. The idea for this card came to me in a dream at about 3:00 this morning. I kept dreaming about it until I finally got out of bed at 6:00 and I got to work making it. There are a few different ways I thought of making this and so I'm going to play now! Hope you have a good weekend! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I love this paper, don't you?! I have used it so much that I'm almost out. Gotta get some more!! For this card, I used the colors from the pape, Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red. Love these new In Colors, too! The card base is Kiwi Kiss with a layer from Bella Rose paper pack. I tied a piece of Silver Chord around this piece before adhering it to the card base. The square is a piece from the same pack mounted on Riding Hood Red. I cut out roses and leaves from some scraps and mounted them with dimentionals. The bird is stamped with Riding Hood Red on the same green dp from the first layer and glued down. The sentiment is from a retired set.
I never get rid of sentiments when they retire. I don't have a lot, so I hang on to them. Some stamp sets I keep because I can't bear the thought of letting them go! Someone asked me how I labeled my stamp sets that have retired. I use those little round colored dots that you find at Office Depot or Office Max where the labels are. I like to use the yellow ones because you can write on them, it shows up better. I also do this for each of the hostess sets that I earn by putting an "H" and the year and the Sale-A-Bration sets with SAB and the year.
Hope ya'll have a great Sunday! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
Monday, September 29, 2008
lunch tin for the craft fairs that I have coming up. I painted it pink and Mod Podged the designer paper (retired SU!). I stamped "hair bows" with Spunky Alphabet in Pixie Pink and covered the whole piece with Irredescent Ice dp. It is very sparkly in real life. The last thing I did was tied a bunch of different types of ribbon.
Today is Dakota's birthday, so I'm gonna get off of the computer and spend a little more time with him before bed time.
Ya'll have a terrific Tuesday and I'll see ya soon!
Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Women over 50 don't have babies because they would put them down and forget where they put them.
A friend of mine confused her Valium with her birth control pills.... she has 14 kids but doesn't really care.
One of life's mysteries is how a 2 pound box of chocolate can make you gain 5 pounds.
My mind not only wanders... it sometimes leaves completely (this is me sometimes, haha).
The best way to forget your troubles is to wear tight shoes.
The nice part about living in a small town is that if you don't know what you are doing, someone else does.
The older you get, the harder it is to lose weight because by then, you and your fat are really good friends.
Just when I was getting used to yesterday, along came today. (this is me a lot lately!)
Sometimes I think I understand everything, and then I regain consciousness.
I gave up jogging for my health when my thighs kept rubbing together and setting fire to my knickers.
Amazing! You hang something in your closet for a while and it shrings 2 sizes!
Skinny people irritate me. Especially when they say thing like, "You know sometimes I forget to eat." .... Now I've forgotten my address, my mother's maiden name and my keys, but I have never forgotten to eat. You have to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat!
The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing and then they marry him.
I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are eating too much, impulse buying and driving too fast. Are they kidding? That's my idea of a perfect day!!
Have a great LABOR DAY!!!! See ya'll again soon!
Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I accept credit cards and checks, but the check must clear before shipping. I will ship priority mail and you should receive your item in 2-3 days, depending on where you are in the US. (US customers only, please). (prices do not include shipping) All sales are final. No refunds.
So here goes.....
So Very - wood slightly stained - $5.00
Lots of Thoughts - only one stamp used - $5.00
So Many Scallops - mounted, never used - $5.00
Event Full - onlu one stamp used - $8.00
Sweet Dreams - used once- $8.00
Snow Flurries - barely used - $6.00
The Snow Flake Spot - wood on one stamp stained- $12.00
Bud Basics - wood on one stamp stained- $12.00
Long Time Friend - very well loved stamp set! - $10.00
Greetings Galore - wood stained - $18.00
Best of Cluck - wood slightly stained on 2 stamps - $15.00
Polka Dots & Paisley - some rubber and wood stained - $10.00
Big Pieces - some wood staining- $16.00
Little Pieces - wood stained - $10.00
Artfully Asian -rubber and wood stained- $11.00
Big Blossom - wood stained - $10.00
Dotted (background) - rubber slightly stained - $10.00
Blossoms & Bugs (small wheel) - $3.00
Daisy Field (small wheel) - $3.00
Flitting By (jumbo wheel) - rubber stained - $4.00
Leaves a la Carte (jumbo wheel) - used once - $5.00
Speckled (jumbo wheel) - used once - $5.00
Basics Outline - never used - $5.00
I think that's all. If you want a picture of anything, I'll be happy to email you.
Please send me an email for the item(s) you want and I will put them aside. I will let you know how much the postage will be when you give me your zip code. My email address is
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
On a very happy note, I got my catalogs today!!!! I am so excited! I've already skimmed through it a couple times. I will pour over it this weekend and make lists. A wish list and a reality list, lol.
I start a new job on Monday and am excited and nervous at the same time! I really did not want to get another job, but our office has been really slow with hardly anyone purchasing homes or refinancing existing mortgages. My boss has always been worried about me not having benefits and when he decides to retire in a few years, it will be harder for me to find something (because I will be so old by then, haha). So now is the best time to go. I am sad because I have worked with my Mom for 12 years and I will really miss being with her everyday. I'll still see her everyday because I live behind her, but it's not gonna be the same. So I'm done with my pity party now! Wish me luck with my new job!!
Thanks for stopping by todau and I'll see ya'll again soon! Until then, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
Monday, July 28, 2008
Thanks for checking in on me today! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
While I was browsing my email, I got an email from the girl that used to my second level upline, Jami. Now, until today, I have never really been close to someone with breast cancer, and what do you think Jami's email was about? (this gives me goosebumps). She is selling most of her stamp stuff to raise money to walk in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Just how timely is this? I think that I am just going to send a donation instead of buying anything. It's just so strange that I got the email after I found out about Janice. I can't help to think that if I got the email at any other time, would I have paid as much attention to it? I was sitting here thinking about what could I do to maybe make a difference and then I got that email. So, I will start making a small difference by making a donation to Jami's Avon Walk. That is the least I can do in honor of my bestest friend.
If you would like to make a donation, here is the link to Jami's Avon Walk site. If you can't make a donation (Iknow finances are tight for everyone right now), please say a prayer for Janice and one for Jami on her walk, too! Thanks and as Jami says, "Big PINK Hugs"!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I made this for a friend's daughter who is saving for a tropical vacation. Vacation, vacation. I remember those! I am actually taking a vacation this year, too! We are going to Orlando in July. I really wanted to go to the mountains, but Dan booked his time share a little late, so Orlando it is. Don't get me wrong, I love Florida, it's just so darn hot in July! Most of my Mom's family is in Florida and we usually go down in the summer, so I'm used to the heat (I live in SC and it's really hot and humid here too), I just wanted a little change this year. Oh well, hopefully, we can go to the Outerbanks in NC next year!
So, anyway, about this bank. It's one of those freebies I got from my electric company several weeks back. I covered it with some very pretty tropical flower paper from my LSS. The "vacation fund" is Whimsical Lower Alphabet stamped in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White and mounted on Pumpkin Pie. The flowers are SU! Die Cut Blooms. The flip flops and palm tree are buttons. The vacation ribbon came in a combo pack from AC Moore. I adhered the ribbon with silver and Fire and Ice Brads.
I really hope that my friend and her daughter like it!!
Thanks for checking in today. Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!!
Monday, June 23, 2008
Until then, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
FOR THE GARDEN OF YOUR DAILY LIVING
PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS:
1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH:
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness
PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE:
1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another
NO GARDEN is complete WITHOUT TURNIPS:
1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another
TO CONCLUDE OUR GARDEN WE MUST HAVE THYME:
1. Thyme for each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends
WATER FREELY WITH PATIENCE AND CULTIVATE WITH LOVE. THERE IS MUCH FRUIT IN YOUR GARDEN, BECAUSE YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW...
. . . Pass it on!!!!
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Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
This is a small top load lunch tin that I made for last week's craft fair. Bummer it didn't sell, but I think I'm going to change the name on the front to "Stampin' Buddies" and keep a card with information about each of my downlines (BTW, I signed two girls up for SU! last week, so I am officially an upline!!!!) and customers. Although, I do have a cousin getting married in October, so this might be a good wedding gift. MMMM, now I'm gonna have to make another one for myself!! lol. I painted the top with acrylic paint and added a coat of Mod Podge to seal it. I got the paper from my LSS (don't remember who made it). "Recipes" is stamped on Old Olive cs with the Whimsical Lower Alphabet in Timber Brown Stazon. This is adhered with Mod Podge and then a couple of coats all over. The ribbons are misc. from different companies. I really love how this turned out, a little retro and oh so cute!
I'll see ya'll later! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I made this for a girl that works in my building. She is pregnant with her first baby and her baby shower was today. The nursery is decorated with puppies, so I wanted to make a puppy card for her. I found the polka dot paper at my LSS. It is flocked and is so soft and fuzzy! I stamped the puppy from October Afternoon acrylic stamps (my very first time stamping with acrylic!) on the Very Vanilla CS and on the flocked paper and paper pieced him together. The puppy image and the DP pieces are mounted on Close to Cocoa. The card base is Close to Cocoa with a layer of Bashful Blue. The sentiment is from So Very. The sweet is stamped in Close to Cocoa and punched out with the Word Window punch. The blue ribbon is a narrow satin ribbon that I got at Michael's for $1.00 a while back. The puppy feels almost real!! He is so cute! She loved the card. I also made her a name frame for baby Leland. I will post that tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
I have a couple more things to post in the next day or so, so until then, Hugs and Happy Stampin'!