Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween...Boo to You!!!!!

This is a card I sent to a good friend of mine for her birthdy CS is SU, ribbon Michael's, not sure where the stamps are from.

A happy Halloween to you all. I don't know about you but this card reminds me of how SCAREY it is to be in a bathing suit so I thought this would be an appropriate card to Halloween.....ha ha. Thank goodness the season is over!!!!

At first I was a little sad this morning realizing that this is the end of Halloween cards and goodie packages on everyone's blogs. Then I thought about sitting in my driveway tonight passing out treats to all those cute little costumed kiddies. Since my dd is now 17 she no longer goes out but sits with me passing out candy. We get as many glow sticks, earings, etc. as possible and hand out candy. We always have a great time and I am sure this year will be no different.

Last night my dd and I sat together and tried to remember all the costumes she has worn over the years. I was so glad that she had such great memories of her costumes and the fact that I would dress up as well. I just loved being the Home Room Mom. Bringing goodies to the children always brought them joy but I think my joy was even bigger. I do miss those days gone by but I am so glad to have the wonderful memories. My dd wants to be a teacher and I think she will make a great one. If she should decide to be a grade shcool teacher I know I will be right in there helping her with all the holidays. Any time I can work with children I feel blessed. So to all the Mom's who give their time to the children I applaud you and please know you are creating memories the children will never forget.

Peace Out


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hello Friends

CS is SU I stamped the flowers with Versamark on Cameo Coral. I stamped the dots with a pencil eraser on the Barely Banana to coordinate with the dots on the DP (I don't remember the brand). I covered a chip board letter with CS' The flower was made with two scallops punched from a SU punch . I hope you like it

I don't know about you but I have found the most wonderful people in the stamping/crafting community. There seems to be a bond that happens when we meet each other. Most of us also seem to know that our projects and our talents are given to us by a higher power. I feel so blessed to have met so many wonderful and extremely talented people. I am always so inspired by the people in this community and I am touched by their generosity.

Next time you visit a blog or stop by someone's gallery don't forget to leave some love. Whether you are a seasoned crafter or a newbie we all need to know that what we do matters and we all seek the approval of our fellow crafters.

Well that is all for today except go out and create the best you have and hopefully some one will stop by and give you some love.

Peace Out


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Wednesday

Ok here is a card I made for my SCS friend Deb for her birthday this Summer. It was the first time I used this stamp. Man I love cupcakes!!!! If I see anything with a cupcake I long to own it. Anyhoooo the DP I purchased at JoAnne's a while back and the CS is from SU. The ribbon is from Michael's. I pierced the turquoise CS and then used a white get pen to make it look like stitching because I am to lazy to get out my sewing machine....LOL'
Wow it's Wednesday!!!! I can not believe that Halloween is Friday. I so love Halloween I always have. As a child it was always a great time. Dressing up, running all over the neighborhood with your friends and trying to collect as much candy as possible in the allowed time. I grew up in Chicago so needless to say there were many a Halloween that we had to wear our coats over our costume. After a while my Mom started buying our costumes bigger so we could wear our coats under our costumes. Getting older had it's advantages but the biggest disadvantage was not being able to go out and Trick or Treat any longer.

Fast forward and now I am a Mom. I am so excited to dress up my baby daughter (she was 7 months old her first Halloween) and take her out to Trick or Treat. She was a little kitty cat and of course looked adorable. I must say every year it just got better I was able to make some of her costumes but we also purchased many as well. Barney, Blue M&M, Blue Power Ranger, Ghost, Vampire, Grecian Goddess etc. I was also always the home room Mom and would make delightful treats for the children and the teachers. Boy do I miss those days.

Fast forward again BLINK and my daughter is 17. Hey when did that happen? I love my daughter and now her and I sit out in our driveway and hand out candy to the kids and saying awwwwww a lot. We also go to the $ store and buy as many glow in the dark items we can find and hang them from the chairs, our necks, our ears and some years we have glow in the dark glasses. The kids get a kick out of it and it makes my daughter so happy because she loves the little ones. She wants to be a teacher. I think she is so suited for the job.

Well I have bent your ears long enough. I just have one last thing to say. If you are blessed enough to have children enjoy every minute of your time together. Yes even the sleepless nights, the dirty diapers, etc. because nothing last for ever. I hope you all have a happy and safe Halloween. Oh and don't forget no matter how crabby, dirty, or stinky they get don't forget to give your little ghouls and goblins a big hug and kiss . HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Peace Out


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Just Another Card Post

I did the card base in white so that the quilling would show up better and not get lost. The quilling paper and tool came with the Klutz book. I tore some DP paper and used sheer ribbon form Michael's. This was really fun and really not hard at all. If you don't want to invest in a book you can Google quilling and find many great sites with patterns & instructions. Hope you'll give this a try. Have fun with it.

Hello and Happy Tuesday everyone. I just realized the hardest part about posting is trying to come up with a snappy As you can see I completely missed that boat I am posting another card that I had done over the summer and sent to another of my SCS friends Michelle.

I wanted to try my hand at quilling and I really had fun. I learned a good part of it from a Klutz book. They had plain and simple directions (ok I know simple pleasures for simple minds...ha ha). The great thing about quilling is that you can make some awesome embellishments for your cards and scrapbook pages for not a lot of money. I will be doing this again soon I purchased a kit to make penguins. I think I love penguins as much a I love snowmen. I do know I need to start soon so I can get a few done before the holidays which are currently breathing down our necks get here.

The other day I gave you the blog site for Nan at Pots & Pans (just scroll down). You would be doing yourself a favor by visiting her blog. Beside great recipes and wonderful sewing projects I know you will love her witty stories ( not to mention the most adorable pics of her grandson Max). She is very good at not only making you laugh at her words but also helping you to laugh at yourself. I don't know about you but there are far to many serious things going on in the world right now and we could all use a breath of fresh air which is what Nan and her blog are. So when you have a minute drop on in and say hello to Nan trust me you will be glad you did.

Well that is all for now I will be checking in with you all tomorrow. I hope you have a glorious day and don't forget to count your blessings. I find that no matter how awful I think my day has been I can always find a blessing to be thankful for. Take care.

Peace Out


Monday, October 27, 2008

Blog Candy at Shimmerz Blog

He yall you need to head on over to the Shimmerz Blog to get a chance to win some great blog candy that is very yummy!!!!!
To get the details click here and good luck.

Another Card to Post

I made these two cards to send as RAKs for two of my Split Coast friends. I do not remeber who makes this DP but the CS and stamp are from SU, the ribbon is from Michaels. I cut a photo slide frame in hafl and then covered it with ribbon. I hope you like them.

Hello and good Monday morning to all. I don't believe any one has visited my new blog yet but I think I need to promote it a little m0re Maybe I need to come up with some blog candy to attract people here. I guess we will have to see about that.

I am posting another card I made a while back. I need to pull some more of my pictures of my cards from my dd's computer she was managing things for me while I did not have a computer. Man I love that girl of mine she always supports and encourages me. Of course I am her biggest fan as well. She is 17 and filled with love for her parents and does not mind being seen with us and never has....gasp. Imagine

Well that's all for today stampers I am going to try to post everyday so wish me luck. Remember to take a moment to take care of you.

Peace Out


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Last Sunday of October and ATCs

Wow can you believe it this is the very last Sunday of October. Next Saturday will be November 1st. I am not sure where this year has gone. The holiday season is upon us...yikes!!!!

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I am the weather here is just beautiful this is the weather we suffer through summer for. I feel very blessed to live here expecially when winter really hits hard in the midwest.

I have decided to post a couple of ATCs from a swap I did this Summer. The theme was wedding. We had to do one for the ceremony and one for the reception. It was fun I just love those little cards. I am in four ATC swaps right now and have one coming back to me in a few days. I finally bought the sports card holders so I can get them all organized and in a binder. Now I just need to find the time to do
Peace Out

Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Card & Blog Candy at Pots and Pins

Here is a card I made a while back and my daughter took a photo of it for me. I don't remember the exact details but I know I used my CB and a variety of punches for this. The ribbon is from Michael's. The flower stickers are from the $ bin at JoAnne'sThe Happy Birthday is from SU. I sent this card to one of my friends from SCS.
Hi to all hope you are having a wonderful weekend. We are finally having fall here which means no more triple digit temps...just low 90s-high 80s. Hey we are grateful for small favors here in AZ we have not had to have the AC on more than a couple of hours a day...wooooooooo....hooooooooooo.

I just wanted you to know about some blog candy being given away at Pots & Pins a wonderful blog I enjoy so much. Nan is giving away a wonderful Halloween quilt because here blog is 1 year old. Happy anniversary Nan and may you have many more years of blogging. If you are interested in winning this quilt hop over to her blog for the details here is the addy Good luck.

I am currently working on building a photo light box so I can take better photos of my cards. I have not been feeling well latetly and it is making it almost impossible to stamp and or take photos. I am looking forward to better days ahead. Take care and I will see you soon.

Peace Out


Thursday, October 23, 2008

What Halloween Candy Are You?

Hello with Halloween fast approaching there is so much going on at everyone's blogs. I just took a survey to find out what kind of candy I am. Well I am a Candy Corn which means I am dependable and you can count on me to always be there. Well I think they got that one
Try taking the quiz and see what candy you are Have fun!!!

Peace Out


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My First Card Post

These are a few card my mom made, this is her daughter bloging, and when she gets on she will comment on the card and tell y0u how she made these wonderful cards.

Peace Out,


Monday, October 20, 2008

It's Monday Again

Hey all I was not able to upload any of my cards this weekend but I was able to get some stamping done. I was also able to visit so many of my favorite fellow stamper's blogs I am amazed at the talent out there.

I also signed up for 3 ATC swaps last week and I am so excited!! I am addicted to those little cards. I am in a Vintage Holiday, a Penguin and a $1 stamps swap. I can hardly wait to get started. I also did a trade with one of my fellow SCS gals just sending each other 5 ATCs that we had left over from previous swaps. I hope to do that again soon.

Well that's all for now hope you all have a wonderful week and I hope to get some cards loaded in the next few days.

Take Care,

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I have a blog but no computer

Hey all I have had limited access to a computer up until now. But the good news is I just got my very own mini Dell computer it is adorable. Soooooooooo I will be posting more often and loading pics of my projects so stay tuned for further episodes. As of yet my fellow bloggers don't even know I have this blog so I need to let them know and start asking people to come here and also to spread the word. That's all for now.

Peace Out,