Thursday, December 31, 2009

RemARKable LOVE Blog Tour Day 2!!!!

Wow....Can you believe that first day!?!?!?!? There are so many awesome things on this tour! We are all excited about the new Occasions Mini as well as the Sale A Bration Catalog and you will be too when you get your hands on them!!

On of the stamp sets that is in the Occasions Mini that I was drawn to immediately is Something Sweet.
I saw so many possibilities with the images that can go with or with out the sweet treat cups. Besides the obvious of putting candy in the sweet treat cups - which I will be doing for Valentine's Day!!!! - I decided to make a shaker card out of the gumball machine. This set is so versatile - you will need it! ;) My daughter loves bubble gum...the latest thing my hubby gave her that I didn't think she was ready for - what did I know?? She chews like a champ until it looses flavor and spits it out! That's my girl!! So I made her Valentine card today out of the bubble gum machine.
The heart image that fills my globe is also included in the set, I stamped them in real red, pixie pink and pretty in pink. The sentiment is from Grateful Greetings in the current Holiday Mini catalog. I put a bit of red micro beads and pink seed beads in for some shaking fun.

OOooo.......Did you see the new border punch???? That is also coming in the Occasions Mini!! Oh - and do NOT over look the red satin ribbon......I already said you will love the new mini....and I meant it :)

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

RemARKable LOVE Blog Tour we are on Day one of the RemARKable Love Blog tour....I hope you have been enjoying your ride!!!

We are working together to show you things we love from the Occasions mini And the upcoming Sale A Bration catalog.

I have to say I am in love with the paper pack, Sweet Pea. It is a larger package than normal and it has some awesome designs in it!! Here is a card I whipped up using the BRAND NEW CLEAR MOUNT RUBBER STAMPS!!!!! WHOOHOOOOOO........ I am in love with those, for sure!

The stamp set used here is Vintage Vogue and Jumbo Wheel (on the card base - it is hard to see in the picture) Totally Vintage. LOVE IT!!!!

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Better late than never, right???

HI Stampers!

Today I'm going to show you a few things that we included in my daughter's preschool teacher's gift baskets for Christmas. The entire gift basket could be changed out for any event. We bought large coffee mugs and embroidered decorative towels for the baskets. I also included some coffee from a local maker, Howe's. But that is all mundane, straight from the store....I'm going to show you the homemade stuff :)

I made inserts for photo coasters....instead of photos....I inserted monogrammed inserts. The inserts were little mini works of arts. On each one there is embossing, stamping, sponging, and shading. I also included a hot cocoa cone for each one. And then I wanted something cute for the bow on the basket I bought colored metal cookie cutters and adorned then with ribbon and tied a bow on the top. They also had a loop of gold elastic cord so they could be used as tree ornaments if they wanted to.
I could see these sets changed easily for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, a get well basket or a just because gift. You could swap out the drinks for something more seasonal - hot cider packets, teas, lemonade mixes...the possibilities are endless. I will definitely will be duplicating these in the future.

Here are some pictures of the goodies.

These coasters were made with the En Francais background stamp, Baroque Motifs, and Lovely Letters Alphabet. Inks: versamark, real red classic, chocolate chip craft, sahara sand.
This set used Baroque Motifs, Friends 24-7, and Lovely Letters Alphabet. Inks used: versamark, brocade blue classic, chocolate chip craft ink, and so saffron classic.

I sure enjoyed putting these gifts together, I hope you have enjoyed seeing them.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I mean.......REALLY?!?!??!??!?!
You know.....there are days that I just can't catch a break. And this seems to be one of them......

The dog - who has officially entered toddler hood yesterday, when he turned 1 - has been tormenting my little one all morning. And she can't just walk away - she has to stand in one spot and scream like he has her right arm severed in his mouth when he is really just jumping around and nipping at her feet. So....finally he stopped and I figured he had finally found one of his 2,000 bones he has scattered all over the place and found a nice quiet place to chew on it. SOUNDS NICE, right?!??!?! WRONG!!!!

I walk into the dining room and find this -

Well, not this exactly, he has toilet paper hanging out of his mouth when I found him but spit it out for his big camera photo shoot! My dining room is something like 16x18 and it was covered, I mean covered, with toilet paper!!! I can't believe it all came from one doesn't seem to last that long hanging on a bathroom wall.......
Oh Calgon......when will you take me away???

How can all of this occur in between dressing and undressing Barbi and Ken???? Which I am now the new Mattel stylist for Barbi..........right down to the perfect accessories. :o)

I do have some stampin related things to show you - I need to photograph them and get them posted later today or tomorrow - pinky swear ;)

And then you will have to come back Thursday-Saturday for the RemARKable Love tour......

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to all of You!!

Now, I need you to do one thing for me.....
sing Let in Snow! in your head.....

done that?? sing this to that little tune :)

Oh, the weather outside if frightful
But the inks look so delightful
So, while the weather is cold and damp
Let us stamp! Let us stamp! Let us stamp!

It doesn't take much convincing
And I've bought a tool for crimping
Choose some paper, turn up the lamp
Let us stamp! Let us stamp! Let us stamp!

When we carefully press just right
How we smile when the image unfolds
Add some color, so bold, so bright
The result is a sight to behold!

Our projects are quickly drying
And there's new techniques for trying
So, until we get finger cramps
Let us stamp! Let us stamp! Let us stamp!

I hope all of you have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Is this a first???

Two posts in one day!!!! You all deserve it. I have been absent so long......
I started with a sketch challenge today. And I have included lots of new things from the Occasions Mini Catalog that will be out starting January 5th. yummy!!!!

Wanna see it?

Well.....What do you think? The stamps are from a new set called Vintage Vogue....and they are clear mount rubber!!!! Can you believe it....we will have the option of regular wood mounted or clear mounted rubber. Same detailed, awesome rubber decide 0r regular mounting on wood or mounting on clear blocks that you reuse over and over again. Can anyone say "awesome storage??" {luv} it!

Here is what I used:
card stock: old olive, kraft, so saffron, very vanilla, sweet pea designer series paper
ink: sahara sand, old olive, barely banana, crushed curry, chocolate chip, creamy caramel
accessories: chocolate chip corduroy buttons, stamping sponges, kraft taffeta ribbon, and oh course - stampin' dimensionals! :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Final Countdown.....

Hi Stampers!!

I have a fun fun fun project to share with you today!! I absolutely adore it...and my hubby made fun of it....what does he know???? MEN!

I can't hold it in any longer...lookie:

An Advent countdown tree....well, mine is actually a count up tree. My daughter's preschool does the weather and date on a chart every day, so I thought a count up would be more appropriate for her...the date will coincide with her tree.

I made each drawer out of the stampin' up exclusive die, matchbox and my big shot. The tree drawers are all old olive and the wrap designer series paper is from the simply scrappin kit, Christmas Jingle. I tied a bow or made a flat bow from red gingham ribbon and real red striped grosgrain ribbon. I attached each one of those to the drawer fronts with an antique build a brad. The numbers are all stamped with the calendar and numbers stamp set in chocolate chip. The tree trunk is also made from the matchbox die. Both drawer and wrap are made from chocolate chip textured card stock. After the tree was assembled together with sticky strip, I adhered a piece of wide old olive striped ribbon on each side of the tree and tied it in a bow on top of the tree.

Here are a few more views for you :)

I would really like to know what you think of this, leave me a comment and I'll make my hubby read them aloud ten times...LOL!!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's hard to say good bye......

It is Time to say good bye to these great stamp sets. They will retire January 4th.
They are headed to a retirement village :)

Let me know if I can order any of these sets for you.

Item Number Stamp Set
113407 Back Woods
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
113200 Branch Out
114496 Celebrations
113732 Central Park
113206 Classic Sketches
113226 Classy & Fabulous
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
113405 Font of You
113216 For the Bride
114494 Forever
109425 Friend by Definition
114488 Fun Flowers
113716 Garden Greetings
114490 Glad Friends
111580 Grand Soiree
113242 Hit the Road
113710 Lexicon of Leaves
113236 Man's Best Friend
114423 Ocean Commotion
113728 Playful Petals
109276 Polka Dot
111544 Putt Putt
113240 Quilt Quips
113754 Really Retro
113403 Sip by Sip
113726 Sweet Stems
113250 That's Funny
113688 Wonderful Watercolors
114028 Para la novia
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

All that glitters is....ME!

Hi Stampers!

I think I am covered in glitter from making this card.....oh, sweet glitter......
I started today with a color challenge...Very vanilla, basic black and soft suede. Yummo!!!
I am not sure why....but I really wanted to use the level one hostess set, Of the Earth, today. So, I did. Wanna see??

The card base is very vanilla. The designer series paper is Night and Day that I sponged with soft suede. See the glitter stripe along the designer series paper??? I ran a strip of sticky strip down and poured the gold glitter over it. Isn't that pretty???? I also used a two way glue pen and edged the mats for the bird images in gold glitter.

This card isn't my usual "style" per say....but I was really in the mood to do something different.

How did I do?