Saturday, May 31, 2008

Enchanted Fairies

Happy Saturday! It is a happy day for me, because I am not working...Yeah! Instead, I am going shopping for a new rug and a picture for my foyer. I have been remodeling my house for the last 4 years and I will be completely done once I finish the foyer. I have to tell you, my house is perfect (for me) in every way. I posted my patio earlier and I will have to take pictures of the other rooms so you can see it. My home is my little piece of heaven and I love just walking from room to room and sighing "Thank you Lord!"

Okay...on to the card. I have used one of the Enchanted Fairy stamps from Artful Inkables Is this not the cutest little fairy? I used SU's Handsome Hunter for the base of the card and some swirly paper I got from Michaels. I used my SU ticket punch for the corners. Some rhinestones for the corners of the sentiment. Some sparkly ribbon, a butterfly charm, and some pebbles. I colored this little fairy with Copic Ciao markers and stickles for the hat. Then cut him out with my Petite Circles Nestabilities. The Sentiment "Wishing You a Birthday Filled with Enchantment" also came from Artful Inkables!

I will be posting more cards from Artful Inkables. I just love Kristin's stamps. They are all just too precious!

Have a wonderful weekend peeps...I know I will!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Darling Dragons

I hope you all had a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

My sister and I went to see "Narnia - Prince Caspian." What a wonderful work of art! I love all of the Narnia movies, not only because of the story, but the scenery is unbelievably beautiful. And yeah, I did get a medium sized "extra butter" popcorn and my first fountain Sprite in 6 months. Now THAT was a real treat. I could not eat all of the popcorn, cause it really got salty and gooey at the bottom of the bag. But I enjoyed every morsel and sip!

Here is my next card that I made from Artfulinkables and isn't he a darling? The balloons also came with this set. I used some red mulberry paper that I bought from Hobby Lobby. Stamped the little guy with Versamark and heat embossed him with Red Glitter Embossing Powder. I colored the balloons with my Copic Ciao markers and then used my White Singo pen to highlight and Crystal Effects to give a shine to the balloons. The Red Sheer Ribbon came from Flourishes and I glued a Red Swarovski Crystal to the middle of the bow. This little guy just begs to be hugged. Click to see the deets. I love all of Kristin's stamps. Check out her website at Artfulinkables. She has a great gallery!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Pond Friends from Artful Inkables

I have a friend, Lynda...She has been a rock for me more times than I can count. It has never mattered what time of night, morning or day that I have called her with problems or sadness because of things that have happened in my life. She has ALWAYS been there for me! However....(and now I am sure she is reading this and thinking...oh no...don't tell them that). She has a tendency to just jump in the pond and swim no matter the obstacles that will pass her way. She thinks only of the moment and not what the consequences might be. She is THE MOST POSITIVE person I have ever known...and finds only the good in others. In that way, she is more blessed than I am, because I am wary and always looking for something that might cause harm or hurt. I made this card for Lynda when her precious Great Dane "Bones" was put to sleep. I made it just because it reminded me of her swimming in the pond with a smile on her face and not even looking at the "No Swimming" sign. Always oblivious to any bad and always just the "happy" person that she is and looking only for the good in others. Oh, I can tell you she has paid many a time...and I have watched with "gggrrrr" and not said anything, because I would never jepordize our friendship. God put her in my life for a reason...and I have been blessed to have her with me. So, tribute to Lynda.

This card was made with Pond Friends from (sorry the icon is not working). I just love this little guy. Artful Inkables has some precious, adorable stamps made by Kristin Soboloski. You must visit her site and check out these adorable images. I have more to share later.

Sorry, I gave that card to Lynda and I don't remember much other than the precious I have no deets.

Please take care this Memorial Day weekend! Drive safely and have a wonderful time. Thanks for the visit !

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Stampendous Ruffled Bloom

What a busy weekend I have had. Yesterday I went to my great nephew, Tyler's (age 5)T-ball game. They lost, but I did not get to watch anyway, because again my great niece, Elsa Grace (age 4), had me by the hand. Or I should say that she had me wrapped! She really does not care to watch Tyler's games, weather it be T-Ball or Soccer...She just want's me to take her to the playground and push her up the slide...get on the see saw, swing, etc. And she knows that I will do whatever she wants, because I love her so much. Tyler was not disappointed with the loss, because from what I heard, he played a great game. Knowing him...I KNOW he did. He is just a sweetheart! At any rate, I woke up around 2:00 a.m. and could not go back to I took a "chill" pill and finally slept. When I woke up this morning, I had a "mean" rash all over my arms and neck...I was quite sure the "chill" pill had given me some reaction. was a sunburn from being at the game yesterday!

Okay, on to this card...It was made with SU's Ginger Blossom Designer Series Paper and I used SU's Basic Gray stamp pad to stamp the Ruffled Bloom I colored in with SU markers...cannot remember the colors. Used some rhinestones in the middle and used my Circles Nestabilities.

I will begin posting some "precious" stamps this week...and they are too precious to miss. When I am finished I will give some blog candy with a set of these wonderful stamps and some other goodies!

Have a great week all and thanks for your visit!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Another Favorite of Mine

This is another favorite Flourishes Stamp. I could color this Siberian Iris in almost any color and it would look just beautiful. Today Flourishes announced the addition of Sharon Johnson to make Flourishes 4!! What a great addition. They have also released two more stamp sets that are to die for and Yeah, I am gonna get them both!

For this card, I used SU's Pretty In Pink Designer Series Paper and stamped the Iris on my Oval Nestabilities. I used SU Markers Pretty in Pink and Cameo Coral then added the Uni-Ball Signo White Pen to the center of the flowers along with Swarovski Crystals. The leaves were colored with SU's Green Galore and Gable Green. I added the Pink Satin Ribbon, which I also got from Flourishes and a heart button from who knows? On the side, I used a Fiskars Border Punch. This is probably one of my very favorites and I will use these colors with the stamp again.

Gotta get to work...Thanks for the visit...Have a great weekend!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

My Last Happy Mother's Day Card

I know it is Monday, the day after Mother's Day, but I had one more Mother's Day Card to post. This card was too easy to make. I just used silver cardstock from Paper and More and White Pearlescent Cardstock from Paper and More. Then I used four different trims and glued them to the White Cardstock. Glued the White Cardstock to the Silver Cardstock. Made a tag, cut it out and stamped Happy Mother's Day from Flourishes. Attached a hat pin from SU's Pretties Kit and WHALA! This would also make a great wedding card. In fact, I used it for a Bathroom Shower just recently. She loved it! This card is one of those 10 minute cards...and think of the possibilities using colored just goes on and on.

Hope you all have a very Happy Week!!! Thanks for the Visit!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Hi everyone! (long southern drawl) I swear it must be 89 degrees here! Hot, hot hot! This is quite unusual for May, but whadda ya do? We had a tornado sweep down on the south part of town last night and it was a surprise tornado...The weather service never even got to notify us. One good one was hurt. Lucky for me, I live on the East side. We got our much needed rain, but no damage.

This card is another that I have used Flourishesstamp from the Siberian Iris set. I love red on white and think it is just elegant! The background paper is some that I have had forever and is some sort of Japanese paper...just beautiful. The ribbon is some that I have had since Christmas of last year. I embossed the sentiment with Versamark and Red Embossing Glitter. I used the Heart Nestabilities...and SU's Pretties Kit for the hat pin. I guess that is all for this card.

I am working tomorrow...just for the fun of it! Not really, I am working tomorrow, because I have a lot of catching up to do at work. Not a bad thing and glad that Mother's Day is Sunday. I am the "luckiest" mother of all time (I know that sounded kinda bad). I have the greatest daughter in the world. She has been my baby, my buddy, my best friend, and my shoulder for most of her life! I just hope that I have been as great a mother to her as she has been a daughter to me.

I'll be posting another Flourishes card Sunday...I cannot wait to hear your comments, cause this one is a beauty, if I do say so myself. Once again, Happy Mother's Day to all of you!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Flourishes Siberian Iris

I just love this little card. It was just FUN to make. Of course I am going with my favorite Company - Flourishes. This is a little topiary stamp from the Siberian Iris set. I used SU's Ballet Blue Cardstock and Marker for the sentiment, which also comes with this set of stamps. I colored the topiary with my Copic Glitter Markers. I used Organdy Ribbon, which I heated the end to make it curl (got that idea from Running With Scissors' Leslie) Thanks Leslie!! I used small rhinestones on the topiary and a Swarovski Crystal on the flower.

Mother's Day is around the corner and I have made more cards with this Flourishes Set. I hope to share them all very soon. I wish you all a Very Happy Mother's Day and I guess I will be wishing it again, and again and again. You know...cause I have more cards to share...LOL.

Have a wonderful night!!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Pond Friends

Well it's a Saturday and I am not working...Yeah for me! I have a bridal shower to go to and that is my reason for not going into work. It is overtime and I do not really have to go in, but the money is great, so I look at it like it is a blessing, which it really is. I am also going to go to try and stop by my SU demonstrator's scrappin I get the new goodies that I ordered from her.

I won blog candy from Lynda Benden at Stamp Act. She is such a sweetie...I came home from work the other day and the package was laying at my front door. I was so excited...It is always exciting to get blog candy. Lynda gave me 5 packs of SU Designer Series Paper and the SU stamp French Flair. Now guys, you gotta admit...that is quite a bit of candy. I also received a thank you note from her that is awesome...and I took it to work and showed it off. Such a talent she is!!!

This card did not photo well. However, the stamp is from Artful Inkables and it comes in a set called "Pond Friends." I love this little guy and he reminded me of my good friend Paul, mainly because Paul is constantly climbing the ladder to success. Can you see it, slowly but surely Paul will become an Administrative Law Judge before long. He has worked diligently for this position and it will be well deserved.

I used SU Designer Series paper, Petite Circles Nestabilities, Prismacolor Pencils with Gamsol, Crystal Effects to make the water look real (love that stuff), Wild Wasabi Ribbon, and a little crystal butterfly. If you click on the picture you can see the deets.

Have a wonderful weekend all!