Wednesday, April 29, 2009

DCBD Challenge #125

Here it is! Our Diva Challenge for this week. We have this really cute card sketch for you to use this week. I just love card sketches!

I made two cards this week. I have a good friend who has twin daughters, and they are just the cutest little things, so I wanted to make birthday cards for them. Here they are!

This card is made using:
Stamp Sets: Hugs and Wishes and Flight of the Butterfly
Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion, Yoyo Yellow, and Whisper White
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac and Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch

This card is made using:
Stamp Sets: Hugs and Wishes and Flight of the Butterfly
Cardstock: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Gable Green, and Whisper White
Ink: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink and Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch

Now it's your turn. Get those stamps, inks and papers out and get busy with the sketch. Don't forget to post it online to a blog or gallery and then link it on the Diva Coffee Break Design Team blog. I'll be waiting for you there!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Another no stamping post...

I just had to share this picture of my goofy tom cat. He came in the house and this is how he fell asleep on the couch. What a life!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pardon me for a moment...

This is my #2 son, Damion. He is usually at the back of the band so I never get a picture of him. They are in the sight reading portion and the parents sat behind the band. I wasn't supposed to take a picture, so I snuck it...Shhhh!

This is Joshua, playing his clarinet. He is so focused. Sorry about the blurry picture.

And here is Miss Olivia, tooting on her flute.

Here is the Gladwin Jr. High School Band on stage at State Festival yesterday. They earned a 1 overall. The highest rating they could get. I am so proud of these kids!
Thanks for letting a proud band mom brag on her kids a bit! I'll be back with some stamping sooon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What? It's Wednesday already???

Here is the DCBD challenge for this week, and here is what I came up with! This was a hard challenge for me as these colors are a stretch for me. They brought to mind... coloring books! So I made a cute little coloring book. Don't forget to go to the Diva's website and check out their creations for the week. Play along with us, too! Who knows when there might be blog candy...

I used the stamp set Under the Stars. I love this set and made a little 5 page coloring book out of it. I used the "matchbook" type fold to put this together.

NOTE TO DEMOS: I thought this would be an awesome thing to carry in my purse. When I see a cranky little one at a resturaunt I could hand this to the mom or dad. Of course, my SU information would be on the back of it. I used to carry little cars and things in my purse for my own kiddos and this is what sparked this idea. Let me know what you think!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Here is another card using the sketch from the DCBD team for this week. I hope you enjoy it. There is still time to share yours on the Diva website. Head on over there and play along. Come on, you know you want to.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My Class Schedule and Another Card

Hi Stampers! I just wanted to give you an update of my upcoming classes for the rest of April and May. I would love for you to join me and my friends to stamp and create. I have found creativity to be the best stress reliever around! So join us for some neat cards and a lot of fun and laughs.
OK,here is my schedule:
April 20th at 6:30 PM Technique Class We'll be learning the sponged sky technique and making a post it note holder!
April 26th 3-6 PM I will be having an open stamp at my house. Come and work on your projects, whatever they may be. You are welcome to use my stamps and inks and other tools. Just bring your own papers, adhesive and other materials you might need to complete some of those projects. I'm going to work on Christmas cards. PLEASE let me know if you are coming!!
May 5th 6:30 PM Card class
May 19th Technique Class 6:30 PM
May 31st Possible open stamp at my house. This is depending on what duties my band members have for GHS graduation ceremonies.... Gotta love being a band mom.
Well, not much going on in May, but summer is just around the corner and then we will ramp things up a bit.

Stay tuned for a sale coming in May!!!

This is another card I did for the Diva Coffee Break Design team. I was thinking wedding when making this card, but I'm not sure about it. Here's the "recipe":
Cardstock: Apricot Appear, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs (love this set)
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, 3/4" circle punch, and the distressing tool! I also used the scalloped edge punch on the inside.

I look forward to stamping with you in the future. Take care and go create something!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge #123

We have another fabulous sketch today for you to play along with! Try these sketches out! They are so fun and I bet you can't make just one. Come on, I dare you. I made 3! I had to have my daughter choose which one to

This is a very masculine looking card, which is something I need with 3 sons and my dear husband!
Stamp Set: Hugs and Wishes
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss,Apricot Appeal and Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Bella Rose
Ink: Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Pewter Jumbo Eyelets (LOVE these!!)
Tools: Crop-a-dile and Mat Pack

OK, now it's your turn. Head on over to the Diva site and check out the other Diva's cards. Then head off to your creative domain and give this sketch a try. I'll be waiting to see what you come up with.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Just Dropping by With a Little Card

This was a little card we did at one of my workshops. It is a fun little card using A Little Birdie Told Me stamp set. I wasn't too sure about this set when it first came out, but it is quickly becoming one of my favorites. It is a very versitile set and can be used for so many occasions.
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White
DSP: Urban Garden
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Rich Regal Brads,Corner Rounder, Small oval punch, Large oval punch and Scalloped edge punch.

Try out this cute card. It was a lot of fun to put together and I would love to see your spin on it.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Better Late than Never...right?

Here is my card for this weeks Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge. Our challenge was to use our Big Shot to create a card. Well, I have been eyeing this scallop circle for quite a while, so I finally ordered it. So here is the Scalloped Circle featured on my card.
Stamp Sets: A Good Egg
All Holidays
Paper: Bashful Blue
Barely Banana
Pretty in Pink
Whisper White
Bella Birds Designer Series paper
Ink: Basic Black
Bashful Blue
Accessories: Soft Subtles Brads

I want to take a moment to thank everyone for stopping by to visit. I hope you have a fantastic Easter and enjoy your time with your loved ones.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

NEW! Occasions Mini and Promotion

For the month of April, if you order $40 of product from the Occasions Mini Catalog, you get to pick one "Under $10" set from page 208 of the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog! Woohoo!! Gotta love FREE stamps!:)

Win a Big Prize and So Much More....

How??? Join our fantastic and supportive yahoo group right now! If you are the
1,000th member, (and we are really close to getting there!) you will receive a very hefty prize from Sherrill Graff, our leader! Plus, (yes, it gets sweeter still!) many of our talented stampers are all pitching in to send that lucky person handmade cards and care packages! You could receive ribbons, brads, flowers, die cuts, ???
But the BEST part of this deal is all the support, friendship and creative ideas you will get from this groups! It is fantastic!

SO GO ENTER NOW!!! Go to Yahoo groups and search for LNSconvention09
Be sure to tell them I sent you!!! Pretty please!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Diva Coffee Break Design Challenge #121

Today the Divas are offering a sketch challenge! Be sure to head to their website and check out the other Divas. There is some amazing talent!! I am so happy to be part of the group.
Sorry this is late today, I am on spring break and forgot today is Wednesday...

I made this lovely little card using the following Stampin' Up! products:
Card stock: regal rose, apricot appeal, bashful blue, almost amethyst, and whisper white
Ink colors: bashfull blue, pretty in pink, certainly celery, mellow moss, and regal rose
Accessories: apricot appeal 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, bashful blue brads.
I hope you like it.
NOW! it's your turn. Make up a wonderful card using this sketch and download it to the Diva Site (link at left) I'll be looking for your entry!