Sunday, December 7, 2008


Well once I previewed my last post I realized that I had shown you some of the cards WAY back in here are a couple of more cards for you, Christmas Cards at that....and some photos of the kids that I took with my NEW DSLR that I got a "SMOKIN" deal on at Circuit City a couple of weeks ago...I LOVE MY NEW CAMERA!

Here are the kids...

Kaitlyn...age 16

Reilly...age 14 1/2

Colleen 12 1/2

Group shot

MY FAVORITE...Love this one as we live in Esparto, CA

OOPS...It has been a while!

Okay...Okay...Okay...I have been told by a couple of people more than once now...It is NOT October 25th anymore...

So here I am FINALLY posting again. I wish that I could figure out how the automatic posting works...I could get everything ready to post for the week at one time and then it would do it automaticall, I found out a few months ago...It wasn't that easy...Maybe I should try again...hhhuuummm...another project to tear me away from finishing the Christmas Cards that I really NEED to be working on. They need to be mailed by Friday...I should have no problems getting them done this week, but it is a TASK that I MUST accomplish, and who wants to do that when they are new stamps and accessories from my Preview order sitting in my Studio waiting ever so patiently for me to come and play with them...

Here are a few cards that I sent to SU! a couple of months or so ago for one of the Contests. I needed to use any of the Silouette Style Watch. I really fell in LOVE with the Pocket Silouettes stamp set so that is what I used in most of my cards...The first one was MY FAVORITE...

Remember...if you have any questions about any of the cards just let me know, as I am more than happy to answer them...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pocket Silouettes excures...I have just been LAZY...pure and simple!!! I have been neglecting my blog and I am sorry. I went back to work at the beginning of the month and I started a new schedule a couple of weeks ago...I go in earlier, and stay til the time I get home...I just wanna sit in front of the TV and flip through the that is what I do....I wish I could get all of my posts together on the weekend...and have them post automatically, but last time I tried didn't work...probably operator error...maybe I will try that again... is what you pop in for...card are some using the Pocket Silouette stamp set...I really LOVE this set and I was using it ALL the time there for a while...what do you think?

Monday, October 6, 2008

An update...

Okay...I am updating again...and no one has even bugged me yet...aren't your proud...I know I am.

Here are three 3-D items that I have made recently. The first is this cute little bird house. Can't wait to hang it on my Christmas Tree on the day after Thanksgiving.

The second thing I am showing you is a CUTE...CUTE...CUTE little basket made that I made with dies from my Big Shot. I used the small pennant die and the lage circle from Scallops#2 for the does need to be sticky stripped together as Snail Adhesive doesn't hold up...ask me how I know!

The third 3-D item I also made using the Big Shot...I used the Envelope Die and some extra cardstock and DS Paper to make this sweet little basket.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

OKAY...OKAY...It's been three weeks since my last post...

and I received an e-mail today to UPDATE here it is an update and some more photos. Here are some cards that I sent in for one of the contests last month...these were for the WOW! Art File.

So what do you think....think I might win again...Let's hope so! I would LOVE some more new stamps for FREE! If you have any questions about the cards feel free to leave a comment and I will get you an answer ASAP! Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another Inspiration Challenge from Kristina...

Here is another Inspiration challenge from Kristina...

And here is my interpretation!

I have been stamping away since I have been off, and I have a LOT to show ya'll over the next couple of weeks. So keep checking back...If I don't post again soon enough for you...LET ME KNOW! Sometimes I forget!
I will be mailing off my submissions for the October SU! Contests next week, how about you? My SIX FREE stamps sets, that I won from last months contests, are due to arrive any time now, I can't wait to play with them once I have them all put together...sometimes those alphabets can be a pain, but hey...they were FREE! Happy stamping and check back again soon!

Friday, September 5, 2008

I placed my order...

I received a call today so I could place my order for my SIX FREE stamp sets for winning the contests last month...Here is what I ordered...

All In The Family
Wonderful You
Flower Fancy
A Rose Is A Rose
Taffy Alphabet
Ticker Tape Alphabet

$228.70 worth of FREE I will just have to put them together...I wish the Aplhabets were die cut already...That would be GREAT! Oh Well...I will just have to put them together siting in front of the TV...

Here is another card for you...YEP...I once again used the Top Note Die...

Can you tell it's my favorite? I loaned it out last Sunday to my upline so she could use it for her Founder's Circle you think I could use another die? Apparently not! I haven't touched my Big Shot since last weekend...BUT that is going to change tomorrow...I have some ideas with the Envelope Die that I can't wait to play around until nexttime...Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I WON...I WON...I can't believe I WON!!!

Hey...I just received an e-mail from Stampin' UP! and I won TWO of the September Contests...I am SO excited!!! Here is the scrapbook page that I sent in for the Accent Your Memories contest.

This is a photo that I took of Reilly a few months ago in our backyard. I used the Define your Life stamp set to describe him and his personality. The Life is Good is mounted onto the Top Note shape and I added Crystal Effects and Microbeads for texture.

I also sent in the card in the previous post for the Rub It On contest...and I won that one TOO...the only difference is, that in the card I posted I used the white rub-on on the black cardstock and on the card that I sent into Stampin Up! I used the black rub-on on Kraft cardstock...I am so excited to win another SU! contest, but to win TWO in the SAME month...I am over the moon...Now all I need to do is go and pick out my 6...YES SIX...FREE Stamp Sets...which ones should I choose???? Which ones would YOU choose...Help me decide...I have so many stamps already!

4 September 2008

LOVE this bear! I think that he is such a CUTE and GRUMPY little animal...He looks a bit menacing, but he just LOVES me too...I found this rub-on last week in my stash of stuff and as soon as I read it, I wanted to use it with the bear...I think he's so cute...even my DH liked this card. What do you think?

Well..I went to the doctor for my follow-up yesterday from my surgery last week. I thought that I was going to be able to go back to work next week...NOT...he wants me to stay home until Oct 1st...which means I will have LOTS of time to stamp! I am looking forward to that...I have gotten so much done this week, and I have had such a good time doing it...I would love to do this full-time I just need to clear about $2000.00 a month which is just not possible right now...oh well...I guess that I will just have to keep my day job...Happy Stamping and come back soon!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Told you there was more...

I have been off of work,the last couple of weeks, as I had I have been stamping up a storm! Here is one of the FIRST sets that I HAD to have from the Fall/Winter Catalog. I LOVE this set, as do my teenagers.

I used the Big Shot Top Note Die to make the card and added the Skull from the Just Jawing Stamp Set...My girls LOVED this card...and I think it turned out pretty cute too!...Come back soon as I still have TONS of cards to show you!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Come back tomorrow...there's more to share...

Hey...I found these cards on my Computer and I hadn't shared them yet. These are some of the cards that I swapped at Convention this year.

Make sure you check back tomorrow as I have been creating this last week and I have LOTS more to show you!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Another Challenge from Kristina...

Here is another Color Inspiration challenge from Kristina... is what I came up with. I was really happy to have this to do today. I had surgery on Monday and a large order from SU! delivered yesterday, so I really wanted to stamp and this afternoon I was felling a bit better, so I did. I only took me about 5 hours to make this card, but I got it done...So what do you think? I really liked the button with the brad in the holes...I thought that was genius on my part...BUT...maybe it was all the drugs I'm on...those narcotics can do a number on ya sometimes...

Friday, August 8, 2008

Riverton Tour highlights

On Wednesday...Check in Day, after our 2 hour wait in line for Momento Mall and the non-existant line for picking up our Convention tote...we went out and got onto the bus for our 11:00 Stampin' Up! Riverton Tour. This was a tour of the home office of SU! and the Distribution Center where all of our goodies are shipped from...Here is Mary waiting in line to get on the bus.

Once we got to Riverton whcih was about 20-30 minutes away from the Convention Center...I lost track of the time as I was looking at the NEW catalog...We went in and looked through the Legacy Display Rooms...The rooms are little settings of how we could use SU! products and our unlimited imaginations to create and decorate things...Here are some photos of things that I REALLY liked and I would LOVE to duplicate some of them...
Here is the first thing that I LOVED...This advent was really BIG...and so cute...might have to make myself one...
On the wall by the Calendar were these stars...and being from TEXAS...ya'll know that we LOVE our STARS...Might have to make me some of these to have laying around here in CA...reminders of home and all...

On the floor in this room was a little stand with more stars and some cute little paper ornaments, that we now know were made with some of our new dies for the Sixxix Big Shot.

On around the corner was another "room" and I really fell in LOVE with some of the pieces. Here is a really simple one framed nicely and it just makes a nice decoration.

Then right beside that was THIS...How simple is this??? TOO Cute!! I might have to find one of these bell jars at IKEA tomorrow...I am hoping...but don't quote me on this because I have no 'extra' knowledge...that these butterflys are going to be new dies for the Big Shot...LOVE the one on the front of the new catalog.

How about this SIMPLE decorting idea...Photos in glass jars...the glass jars magnify the photos just a bit...I need to do for each kid.

Underneath the shelf that the last two items were sitting on was a bench...between the bench and the shelf was this large piece of sheet metal with S, M, T, W, T, F, S with magnets and clips...CUTE...CUTE...CUTE!! to keep your week straight so you don't forget anything!

Only took a couple of photos in this room. I really liked how they put the leaves under the clear plates on the dining room table.

AND...How about this SIMPLE trick...DS paper on old door panels...

The next room was a sewing/crafty room...Loved how they wrapped the ribbon and DS Papers around the wooden spools.

And how about this 'faux' window...curtain valance is DS papers...

Here is one last one from this room...LOVED this shelf, LOVED EVERYTHING on this shelf...just wish it was in my house and I could have someone come in and dust it off once a week so it would stay looking this nice!

Here is another cute room. This room was done using stamps and acrylic paints...LOVE the border at the top!

OKAY...Here was my FAVORITE thing that we saw in the Legacy Display Rooms...LOVE this old glass paneled door with the DS Papers, Photos and the Decor Elements word 'happiness'. I SO want to recreate this. I have the word 'family', DS Papers, and plenty of photos...all I need is the door...I just need to find someplace in Sacramento, CA that I can get an OLD door CHEAP! Leave me a comment if you know of someplace!

Then we went on through the facility and I took a couple of photos of the Distribution Center. This is where ALL of the SU! orders are shipped from...

We had told them as the boxes were rolling past us on the line that a few of them were being shipped to the WRONG address...they needed to come my await my return so I could play with the stuff...we got to look down in them...most of the stuff that was being ordered was retiring stuff so it didn't hurt my feelings TOO much when the boxes went on to their rightful demos...
Well...I hope you enjoyed the photos of the Riverton Legacy room and the whole TWO photos of the Distribution Center...we had a really good time and I am looking forward to seeing what new stuff they have in store for us in the Legacy Room next year! Thanks for sticking with me during this LONG post...Happy Stamping!