Monday, March 30, 2009

Hoping for spring!

Good Morning!! Hope it is nice where everyone is at. We are expecting +2 today but as of right now it is still -10... sigh... I am sure getting tired of this weather!

I found a color/inspiration on Friday in the Hanna Stamps forum that was posted by Ilina and I really enjoyed making a card for it! I posted it in my gallery this morning also. So, I am off for my yearly physical shortly but hope to have some more to show off later this week! Thanks for stopping in! Have a great day and let me know what you think!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

My 1st Blog Award!!!

I was given this award from a great and talented stamper ~ Teresa ~ which makes me feel very honored indeed!! You can see her amazing blog here. Also, in turn, would like to pass it on to some of my favorite blogs that inspire me regularly!!

1. Jamie 6. Gina
2. Janet 7. Lesly
3. Vicki 8. Cheryl
4. April 9. Maria
5. Shelly 10. Melanie

I am sure you have all been nominated before but I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blogs!! You all inspire me daily!! Thanks for being awesome!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bella Challenges and frustration!!!

I wanted to post a couple cards I got done. I have been sick most of the week and a fever of close to 105 most of yesterday and still between 101-103 today. It sucks though because my work is really not the most understanding. I thought I might be able to go in a little this afternoon because I always feel guilty phoning in, but the Dr. nixed that idea this morning. My BF thought I was going to try work and called there. Of course my co-worker answered and he asked if I was there and she said no. He said I must have been told to stay home then because I was still sick and she made it seem to him like I was lying about being sick at all. I just hate that. I also have 5 kids - 4 that I share my sick time with and 15 days through the year sometimes isn't enough. So I am out of paid leave, so as if I would be home sick not getting paid if I had any other choice....

Sorry! Now I am venting...

This card is for the bella color challenge (73). It was to use red as a focal on the card. I forgot to do the distressing part of it but still am happy with it and planning to send it to my cyber friend Laura who had surgery this week...

This one is for the sketch challenge (73) in the bella forums. I just love Stamping Bella stamps!

You can play along with the bella challenges here.

As always thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Another attempt at DP layering. I think this one looks good without too much embellishing. Do you agree?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

This is a card I made working on my attempts at layering DPs. I am happy with how this turned out. The card below was what I had contemplated leaving but to me it just needed a little more.

As always thanks for stopping in and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hanna had a little lamb...

This is my first Hanna set I bought from Hanna Stamps. I got a few Rileys but no Hannas. I think she is adorable! I just started stamping some of the images and decided to put my little scene onto a card. I think it is OK, but I can't wait to do more with her!!

Thanks again for popping in. This is 3 posts in 3 days! I am on a mini roll... :) Have a great week! I may be back before Friday...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Wel, I had some things to get done today and cruising SCS I saw GinaK March release challenges were on and I had until 7. I did get 2 done. The one I wanted to post is below. The idea was to use spring colors on your card.

The stamps are from GinaK Designs and the paper and inks and ribbon are from SU! Wish me luck I could win a new GinaK set!!

As always, thanks for dropping in and hopefully I can post again before next week!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Addicted to Twilight!

I joined a swap for fans of twilight on split coast stampers. I made these which can be used for purse or bag tags, keychains or jean clips. My DD wears hers on her jeans. They are hard to see because the protector I put on the photo is shiny. It is Edward sitting in the school cafeteria. I think they turned out alright.

The second is the card I made. I found a photo I loved of Edward at the piano and I thought they would make great cards. I wish they turned out better, but they are OK.

As always, thanks for popping in and let me know what you think!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Stamping with Madi

My DD and I did some stamping tonight and she finished her ATCs for her Hello Kitty swap. We bought the stickers to finish them off..

Please leave her some love and let her know what you think!! She will be stalking my blog for weeks! lol...

I am almost finished my cards and ABACs for a Twilight swap I am in, so I will hopefully be able to post them tomorrow! See you soon and thanks for popping in!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Bella Birthday!!

I had the stamping bug tonight and got started on my Bella Birthday swap cards for a swap hosted by Janet (Corrosive69 on SCS). I actually love the way this card turned out! I think that my swap friends will like it...

Thanks for stopping by!! As always, let me know what you think!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sassy stampers Challenge 7 ~ SSB3C7

I feel horrible! I didn't realize how I neglected my blog!!! Well, I have my post for my blogger challenge due today. It was to make a clear card, no more than 2 stamps and at least 1 embellishment. I hope I am posting in time... I had hockey with DS this morning, a funeral for DDs friend at school who lost his dad and then this evening off to the Annie musical... But I am here to post!

As always thanks for stopping by! I am short and sweet tonight cause DS has another early game tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya.... Sorry... Got side tracked! :)