Mar 30, 2011

thank you tree...

so the other day i went in to joanns. the entire papercrafting/scrapbook section was on 40% off. i mean everything from paper to stamps and everything else in between. it was awesome! and i actually bought a few things. usually when everything is on sale, i can't find anything i want. not so. i got this cute hero arts stamp. i love the tree. like i need another tree. add that to the list of the "like i need another..."!

thank you
stamps:  hero arts, recollections
cardstock:  crumb cake, pear pizazz, stampin up pp
ink: purely pomegranate, peeled paint distress, onyx black
embellishments: rhinestones, prismacolor markers

Mar 29, 2011

happy day...

sometimes you need plain and simple.  and sometimes you need a happy day.  today is one of those days. the other night a bunch of us got together to scrapbook (or make cards in my case).  we had such a good time!  this is a card i did.  i just love this little chair!

happy day
stamps:  amuse
cardstock:  soft sky
ink: early espresso, cool caribbean
tools: prismacolor markers

Mar 26, 2011

time to get together...

in a few weeks, i'm going on a little trip.  it's my annual (turning into somewhat semi-annual!) girls trip to indiana to hang out for four or five days with my stamping friends from around the globe.  ok, no one is coming from a different country, although we have many friends in far away places.  but there will be six states represented...illinois, michigan, north carolina, ohio, tennessee and utah.  14 of us will gather to stamp, laugh, eat, stamp, laugh, laugh, laugh, and make s'mores with our heat guns (video here!).  good times.  so to celebrate, i made some atcs to send to all the girls going.  i figured it was an appropriate sentiment!!  and i hope they all have them by now!!  (if not, surprise!!)

get together
stamps: unity
digi stamp:  dustin pike
cardstock: purely pommegranate, blushing bride, fancy pants pp
ink: purely pomegranate, peeled paint distress
embellishments:  stickles

tools: prismacolor markers

Mar 11, 2011


so i'm in this swap...i know, shocker.  oh wait...let me continue.  so i'm in this swap and the theme was 5 fonts.  meaning we had to use 5 different fonts somewhere on the atc.  hopefully what i made will qualify.  i don't know if we needed to spell one word with 5 different fonts, but i used 5 different fonts that said "happy."  the thing i love about swapping is making friends all over the world.  kirsty is hosting this swap and she lives in south australia.  only bad part about that is you have to plan ahead!  i've had the post office (not sure which one...) lose two sets of swaps to her.  hopefully this one makes it safe and sound!

stamps: tac, stampin up, unity, ippity
cardstock: walnut cream, hot fudge
ink: cranberry crisp, rose red, riding hood red, cherry cobbler, purely pomegranate, crumb cake, old paper distress
tools: prismacolor markers

Mar 9, 2011

what we see...

hello!!  yes, it's been a while.  i was off on a cruise to sunny mexico while it snowed here.  hated coming home, but had to be done. since i've been home, i've had a horrible case of "land-sick".  otherwise known as being sea-sick once you get of a ship after a period of time. had no problems on the ship, but for three days i've been miserable...dizzy, nauseated. pretty much spent the last three days in bed. but felt better today, at least enough to sit for a minute and stamp...which i haven't done for weeks! felt fantastic to get my fingers inky!

i made this set of atcs for a swap joanne is hosting. we had to use baker's twine on them. i am happy with how they turned out! and this may be it for a bit...since i'm back in school, taking my LAST class for my bsn. WOOT WOOT!!! so in 5 weeks, i'll no longer be the forever student. i may have the longest (about 9 years total!) 4 year degree ever, but it will be done!!

what we see
stamps: unity
cardstock: pear pizazz, old olive, fancy pants pp
ink: old olive, crumb cake, old paper distress
embellishments: baker's twine