Friday, June 26, 2009


Happy Birthday Em!!

This is my post for the Bella Birffday Blog hop!!! If you came here from Kerry's blog you are on the right track!!! This is my paint can for packing a super special Birthday present with my wasabi Ketto! Hop on over to Laura's blog for the next super post and if you came here at random start the hop here...

Have a great weekend!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

A quickie...

Sorry! I have been busy getting organized this week. I haven't really had much chance to stamp, but I hope I can make something new tonight. I am posting these though as I have not yet put them on my blog. These are necklaces I made for an Eclipse Edition swap on Split coast stampers. I took 2 spots and sent these along with the notebooks I posted before. I hope whoever gets them likes them!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Show & Tell

This is the card I made for the Stamping Bella's Show and Tell challenge #1. The challenge was to create a bella card to represent you. I chose Hockeymomabella for a few reasons... I love playing floor hockey and play in a league every winter. I also have all the kids in sports - hockey, soccer , dance, and baseball depending on the season, so I am always out enjoying watching them. I thought this represented me well all around!
As a kicker I decided to send this off to Martha, my bella sis for a few months as it was a great way to introduce myself to her... I think she will like it!
Anyways, back to work for me! Thanks for popping by and as always, let me know what you think!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

How can you not LOVE a secret sister????

I was in a 6 month Secret Sister swap on Split Coast Stampers since January and I loved everything I got! My secret sis was Cabio and she spoiled me rotten... :) I loved it! I sat down this weekend and used some of the stuff she sent in her reveal package to create a thank you card I am sending her... She sent these build a flower cut outs and I also got this cute cute Hula Anya! I got this creative idea in my head as soon as I saw them, but I don't think that it turned out quite how I envisioned, but I think it is pretty cute. I am going to try some more and see if I can get a better result later on.

Anyways, a quick Thank You post to Cabio and I want you to know I do use your gifts!!! I love it when I can tell that a sis has taken the time to get to know me and what I like. It feels less like just a chore.

Thanks for popping by and let me know what you think!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Desining D.I.V.A.S SS Challenge 1

This is my very first card for Design DIVAS SS. The challenge was to make a friend card with a flower theme... as
much flower as you could get! I used some flower DP from Stampin Up! and stamped with my Embrace Life set. I also just ordered the embroidered flowers from SU! and used 3 of them also, I was pretty happy with how it turned out! I am catching up on my challenges so I will posting a few more this week.

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think!!! :)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Teacher gifts and that time of year...

I can't believe how fast the time goes!! DS and I went on his year end field trip for school today. We had a ball at the gymastics place!! So then I got to thinking... Oh oh... his last day is Wednesday and he has a teacher and 3 helpers and I have nada for year end presents ready!!!

Well, this afternoon I took to making up a few of these sets for the 3 female teachers. The pack includes a set of 4 monogrammed cards, a paperclip bookmark, a set of 4 magnets and a notebook. I put everything in an 8x8 page protector and tied it up with some white ribbon.

I think the teachers will like them, at least I am hoping so!! I know if I was getting I would love it!

I then got a hold of my sister and asked if she had any candles on hand. So I am going to give some more nature smelling candles to the men teachers. I still have to make 2 sets for the other teachers but they are not done until the 24th, so I have some extra time.

I have such a terrible time giving handmade things though sometimes. I know they turn out really nice most of the time and I put a lot into them, but I don't want people thinking I am cheaping out or something. I guess really I am not obligated to give anything at all and it is just a bonus for them. Also on the other hand if I were buying something like this at a craft sale I would be paying good money for it... I guess it is just in how you look at things and I need to be more proud of giving my creations away instead of worrying...

As always, thanks for popping by and let me know what you think! :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Desining D.I.V.A.S Challenge June 3

I posted my first challenge with my D.I.V.A.S. group over at split coast stampers and I love how my card turned. I made it to give my big sis for her birthday. The challenge was to use the colors purple and yellow and one other neutral. You had to use a flower of some kind and at least one other embellishment. I used mermaid Anya for the image and some Primas I got a while back. I also used the new SU! ribbon and some purple polka dot ribbon. I used stickles on her hair and some small purple jewel brads for the flower centers. I used my CB to emboss the background and sponged the piece under Anya with blue, green and yellow. So I was really happy how it turned out.

What do you think??

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Twilight Tuesday sketch challenge May

This isn't the greatest picture but I had to get this submitted for a DT and I hope it is OK. My DD felt the need to be using my camera and my extra batteries and I had to hope the screen didn't turn black on me while I was snapping...

This is for May's Twilight Tuesday sketch challenge found here...

This is my depiction of Edward and Bella together forever using my kissie face stamping bella image. I used shimmerz on Edwards face and there is a small sun in the corner to show he is dazzling in the sun.

I used this to enter a DT challenge over at the Twilight Tuesday blog. I love Twilight and hope I have good luck, but will still enjoy their challenges regardless!!! Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave me your thoughts!

Monster Mash Bash!

I made this card last week and wanted to share. It was for the Stamping Bella twisted challenge to make a card using blue and yellow. I just got these adorable monsters in a recent Bella order and had not inked them yet. Soooo I got on it and created this cute card! I used the buttons as balloons and tried to adhere some twine for strings but that didn't work so I just hand drew some strings and finished it off with a blue ribbon around the middle. I just love these little monstahs! My DD who will be 13 in a couple of months has informed me already she wants this stamp on her birthday invites... :)

Thanks for popping in and have a great day! Back to work Monday for me, so I don't even get to be home stamping... boohoo! I have a busy evening but I am hoping to hit the stamp table later on for at least 1 new thing! I am looking forward to all 3 being done soccer and the last one done ball! I will have so much more free time for a bit before the fall! Take care!