Friday, July 31, 2009

Hey, It's Cousin It!!

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TGiF, my Imaginary Stampin' Friends! Is it just me, or did this week contain 10 days?

Today's card project was created using two craft stamps from Janlynn Corporation's "Stamps Happen, Inc." The Witches Hats craft stamp can be seen HERE; the Witches Shoes craft stamp can be seen HERE.

I thought it would be fun, fun, fun to use them together, a la' Cousin Itt (minus the floor-length hair), from the Addams Family. You remember the The Addams Family TV show, yes?

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're all together ooky, The Addams Family. As I recall ... their house is a museum, where people come to see 'em, they really are a scream, The Addams Family. Neat. Sweet. Petite. So get a witches shawl on, a broomstick you can crawl on, we're gonna pay a call on, The Addams Family!

Seriously, it's amazin' AND scary what's lounging around up there in my head, no?

For all the frighteningly fun product info, check out the supply list, below.

Soooooooooooo, last night Sheila and I went to the Mall to check out the sale at Burdine's.

While we were wondering around, a voice on the store's loudspeaker announced: "We apologize for the inconvenience, but we will be testing the speaker system to make sure it works properly in case of emergency."

Then the voice added: "If you are unable to hear this announcement, please contact us at the Service Desk."

Have a great weekend, my ISF's!

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: DCWV; Papertrey Ink
  • Stamps: Witches Shoes and Witches Hats by Janlynn Corporation's "Stamps Happen, Inc."
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Dye Ink by Tsukineko
  • Color Medium: Copic Markers
  • Accessories: Halloween Embellishment by Jesse James
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; Deckle Edge Die by Spellbinders; Deckle Edge Scissors by Provo Craft; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive
  • Finished Size: 4 5/8" x 7"

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thanks for Being You; Everyone Else is Taken ...

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Happy Stump Day, Hampers!

Today's card project was created for SCS's "Clean and Simple" card challenge, CAS25. This week's Clean and Simple challenge is a sketch challenge. For all the challenging deets, clicky HERE. To go straight to the CAS25 card gallery, clicky HERE. For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo.

I stamped my sentiment on a scrap of DP by Cosmo Cricket and created my focal point using a Tim Holtz "Fragments" charm, a rub-on, and a plethora of alcohol inks.

The card base and mat is card stock from Stampin' Up's new In Colors; the card is Crushed Curry and the mat is Bermuda Bay. Yummy!

For all the fantastical product info, check out the supply list, below.

Sooooooooo, yesterday afternoon Sheila announced that she is going to start a diet.

"Okeedokee," I said. "I'm ready to start a diet too. We'll be dieting buddies and help each other out. And when I feel the urge to drive out and get a burger and fries, I'll call you first."

"Great," Sheila replied. "I'll ride with you. Let's go to Burger King."

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Stamper's Select White by Papertrey Ink; "Crushed Curry" and "Bermuda Bay" Card Stock by Stampin' Up!
  • Designer Paper: "Hello Sunshine" Collection by Cosmo Cricket
  • Stamp: Sentiment from "Best Blossoms" Set by Stampin' Up!
  • Ink: "Tuxedo Black" Memento Dye Ink by Tsukineko
  • Color Medium: Alcohol Inks by Ranger Industries
  • Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; DMC Embroidery Floss; Brad by American Crafts; Charm "Fragments" by Tim Holtz Idea-ology; Rub-On by BasicGrey
  • Tools: Perfect Layers Tool by Stampin' Up!; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sending Birthday Wishes ... by Train

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Happy Monday, all and one ... hope your weekend was fabulous-ish!

Today's card project was another I created for SCS's "Clean and Simple" color challenge, CAS24. For all the challenging deets, clicky HERE. To go straight to the CAS24 card gallery, clicky HERE. For the ginormous view of my card, clicky right on the photo.

Isn't this l'il train set the cutest? The track was stamped using a wheel; the l'il train parts were stamped on card stock, then cut out and mounted over the track using foam tape. The l'il puffs of smoke were created and adhered to the card front in the same manner.

For all the thrilling product info, check out the supply list, below.

Sooooooooooo, this weekend the DH and I were hangin' out with Sheila and her DH. Since Reid-the-Wild-Child's birthday is coming up, plans were being made for the big day. AND, since Reid hasn't been the best of l'il boys lately, Sheila and Ken were also tossing around ideas on ways to improve his wild-child ways.

"Maybe we should buy him a bike for his birthday," Sheila suggested.

"Do you really think buying him a bike will help improve his behavior?" her DH asked.

"Well, no," Sheila admitted. "But it will spread it over a wider area."

Uh oh, look out Loxahatchee!

~Hugs!

  • Card Stock: Stampers Select White Card Stock by Papertrey Ink; Turquoise Card Stock by DCWV
  • Stamps: Sentiment from "Everyday Button Bits" by Papertrey Ink; Train, Track, and Smoke Stamps from "Choo Choo" Set by Stampin' Up!
  • Ink: "Sunflower" Dye Ink by Close to My Heart; Turquoise Hybrid Ink by Stewart Superior; "Tangerino Tango" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up! "Black Coal" Wheel Ink by Ancient Page
  • Accessories: Mini Library Clip by Stampin' Up!
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; Nestabilities Dies by Spellbinders; Foam Tape
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Friday, July 24, 2009

You're Somebirdy Special ...

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Happy Friday, Stampers! Tell me, is this card bright enough? LOL, I certainly hope so ...

Today's card project was created for SCS's "Clean and Simple" challenge. This week's CAS challenge, CAS24, is a color challenge: turquoise, orange, and yellow.

For all the challenging deets, clicky HERE. To go straight to the challenge card gallery, clicky HERE. For the ginormous view of my card, clicky right on the photo.

I die-cut a Curvy Label out of card stock painted with Distress Crackle paint, punched out a scalloped edge, then die-cut my owl using scraps of card stock and a die from Quickutz.

For some added interest, I double-stamped my sentiment, slightly offsetting the stamped images. Isn't that interesting?

For all the fabulous-ish product info, check out the supply list, below.

Soooooooooo, yesterday was a crazy, nerve-wracking in-a-medical-way day for me, and I was just exhausted. So, I did what every red-blooded American woman does when she's stressed and exhausted: insist on being taken out to dinner. The DH agreed and even let me choose the restaurant.

Shortly after we were seated and given menus to study, our waitress arrived to take our orders.

"About the salmon entrée, is that a steak or a fillet?" I asked.

"Neither," she said. "It's a fish."

Duh.

Have a great weekend, my ISF's!

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Stampers Select White Card Stock and Summer Sunrise Card Stock by Papertrey Ink; Tangerine Tango Card Stock by Stampin' Up!
  • Stamp: Sentiment from Pretty Birds Set by Cornish Heritage Farms
  • Ink: Tangerine Tango Dye Ink by Stampin' Up!
  • Paint: Broken China Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger
  • Accessories: Glitz Designs "Frosting"
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; Curvy Label Die by Spellbinders; Owl Die by Quickutz; Scallop Border Punch by Stampin' Up!; SAMJ by EK Success; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Eternal Summer ...

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Happy Thursday, race fans!

So, sadly, this is my last week guest designing for Theresa Momber, showcasing her terrific stamp set, "Happy Camper." This set isn't just about camping and fishing ... it also has some of the nicest sentiments I've seen. I decided to use one of the sentiments from the set for this project; it reads, "There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."

If you're interested in stamps ... as if ... this fantastical set is available at Gina K. Designs; you can see it HERE. It's been so much fun playing and creating with this set ... thanks so much, Theresa!

I created my background using alcohol inks on glossy card stock, then stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed with detail embossing powder.

I created my butterfly with card stock and a Quickutz die, then sprayed the die-cut with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water. I did the same with the dry embossed band under the sentiment. Here's a closer look:



If you're so inclined, and if wonky Blogger allows it, you might be able to you can click on the image for the ginormous view.

For the rest of the stupefying product info, check out the supply list below.

Soooooo, yesterday afternoon Sheila and I decided we needed to do some shopping. Her DH was home, so we escaped without you-know-who. And if you don't know who you-know-who is, it's Sheila's son, Reid-the-Wild-Child.

We returned three hours later to an empty house ... and a note from her DH on the fridge:

"Honey, I've taken Reid out for ice cream. Someone from the Guyna College called. They said Pabst beer is normal."

Have a great day!

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Glossy Card Stock by Ranger; "Kiwi Kiss" Card Stock by Stampin' Up!
  • Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink by Tsukineko
  • Color Medium: Alcohol Inks by Ranger; "Gold" Perfect Pearls by Ranger
  • Stamp: Sentiment from "Happy Camper" Set Designed by Theresa Momber for Gina K. Designs
  • Accessories: Super-Fine Detail Embossing Powder by Ranger; Gold Pearls by Mark Richards
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; Butterfly Die by Quikutz; Embossing Folder by Provo Craft; Mini-Mister by Ranger; Perfect Layers by Stampin' Up!; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive; Foam Tape
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Gone Fishing ... I'm on a Nature-Bender!

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Happy Stump Day, Hampers!

That's right ... a nature-bender. Every since I received Theresa Momber's "Happy Camping" set, I've been creating up a storm with it. You can see the whole set HERE.

This card was created for the Gina K. Designs' June Release Party on Splitcoast Stampers. It just occurred to me now that I'd never posted it here. Soooooo, here it is!

So do you remember those ancient stacks of photography scrapbook paper that were available about 5 years ago? Well, the "water" on my card was created using one of those papers. Now, by the numbers: I bought this stack containing approximately 100 sheets of 12 x 12 paper about 60 months ago for $12.99 and have used exactly 1 sheet. That works out to ... an incredible waste of space and money. But let's just keep this on the down-low, okeedokee?

For the rest of the all-natural, 100% organic product info, check out the supply list, below.

Sooooo, yesterday Sheila and I went to the Barnes & Noble in Boynton Beach to a book-signing.

Sheila brought two books from home, and purchased the new one, so we waited in line so she could get all three books autographed.

Finally, it was our turn.

"My husband really likes your books," Sheila said to the author. "I thought I'd give him these signed copies for a birthday present."

"A surprise, eh?" hazarded the author.

"I'll say," Sheila agreed. "He's expecting a new table saw."

Thanks for swingin' by!

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Papertrey Ink
  • Patterned Paper: DCWV Giant Nature Stack
  • Stamps: Raccoon, Sign, Fish, Grass, and Sentiment from "Happy Camper" Set by Theresa Momber for Gina K. Designs
  • Ink: Memento Dye Ink by Tsukineko; "Sky Blue" Fluid Chalk Ink by Clearsnap
  • Accessories: Twig from My Yard; Crochet Thread by DMC
  • Tools: "Waves" Decorative Edge Scissors by Provo Craft; Handmade Cloud Template; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive; Glue Dots by Mini-Glue Dots; Foam Tape
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Monday, July 20, 2009

Life IS Beautiful .. Just Not So Simple

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Happy Monday, stampers! Hope your weekend was fabulous!

Today's card project was created using Stampin' Up's "Decorative Dots" background stamp, a Cosmo Cricket striptease thingie, and a chipboard butterfly.

Don't stare at this too long, though. You're liable to start seeing spots ...

For all the simplistic product info, check out the supply list, below.

Sooooooooo, this weekend Sheila held a l'il family barbecue and invited all the grandparents and in-laws. Oh, and me and the DH.

Reid-the-Wild-Child was so happy to see his maternal grandmother that he ran up and gave her a big hug.

"I'm so happy to see you, Nana ... now Daddy will have to do that trick he promised to do!"

"What trick is that, Sweetie?"

"I heard Daddy tell Mommy that he would climb the walls if you came to visit us again!"

Have a great day!

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Papertrey Ink
  • Designer Paper: Cosmo Cricket
  • Stamp: "Decorative Dots" Backgrounder by Stampin' Up!
  • Ink: Sunflower Yellow Solvent Ink by Tsukineko
  • Accessories: Chipboard Butterfly; Faux Gemstones; Black Tiger's Tail
  • Tools: Foam Tape; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Gone Camping ... Real Birch Bark Included

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Happy Thursday, race fans!

Today's card project was created using the "Happy Camper" set designed by Theresa Momber for Gina K. Designs. I have fallen in love with this set ... I can't believe how many projects I've created using it ... and I still love it! If you're ready to fall in love, clicky HERE.

In case you were wondering about my post title, I stamped my "Gone Camping" sentiment on real birch bark! Really! I used StazOn solvent ink but I don't think it was necessary; I suspect it would work just as well using your favorite dye ink. Give it a try!

Oh. And if you have any birch trees in your yard, would you mind mailing me some? I've been hoarding this bit for years and now I need to replenish my birch-bark-supply ... sadly, birch trees don't grow down here. Come to think of it, the age of this bark may have something to do with it taking ink so well ...

I stamped my tent image on Stamper's Select card stock then stamped a mask on a Post-It note, catching as much of the sticky part as possible. Then I over stamped my vintage PSX Black Walnut tree image ... easy-peasy!

TIP: To mask without leaving a "halo" around your original stamped image, trim your mask inside the outline of your stamped image. Works every time!

I drew a horizon, sponged on lots of Distress inks, and added these funky l'il leaves I've had for-evuh. I don't even know where I got them, that's how long I've had 'em.

For the rest of the stupefying product info, check out the supply list, below.

So, Sheila hosted her annual 4th of July Extravaganza on, strangely enough, the 4th of July. She always tries to have something special just for the kiddies, and this year she hired a clown. I would have told you this story sooner but ... well, I forgot.

"So Reid, who's coming to your house tomorrow with with wild hair, a big nose, and huge feet?" I asked the Wild Child.

"Oh," Reid replied, "It's Uncle Larry, right?"

Ummm, Uncle Larry is my DH ...

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Textured and Black Card Stock by Bazzill Basics; Stamper's Select White Card Stock by Papertrey Ink
  • Other Paperish Thing: Real Birch Bark from a Real Birch Tree
  • Stamps: Sentiment and Tent from Gina K. Designs; Black Walnut Tree by PSX
  • Ink: Sentiment Stamped in StazOn Solvent Ink by Tsukineko; Tree and Tent Images Stamped in "Tuxedo Black" Memento Dye Ink by Tsukineko; "Brushed Corduroy," "Faded Jeans," "Mustard Yellow," and "Dried Marigold" Distress Inks by Ranger Industries
  • Color Medium: Copic Markers
  • Accessories: Plastic Leaves, Unknown
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; Nestabilities Dies by Spellbinders Paper Arts; Corner Rounder Punch by CarlaCraft; Inkssentials Ink Tool by Ranger Industries; Zig Markers; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive; Foam Tape; Mini Glue Dots
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rich Razzleberry Primrose ...

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Happy Stump Day, hampers!

Today's card project was created using card stock and dye ink from Stampin' Up's new "In Color," Rich Razzleberry. Is this not a great color, or what?!? Yum! Clicky on the photo for a closer look at the yumminess.

I stamped my primrose image twice on Very Vanilla card stock using Rich Razzleberry dye ink, colored the flower and leaves with Copic markers, then layered the second colored image over the first for dimension. {breathe ...}

I cut out the stamped image with a Megabilities Curvy Rectangle die then mounted the image on a larger die using foam tape.

I'll add an appropriate sentiment to the inside of my card as the stamped image takes up a lot of real estate.

For the rest of the razzle-dazzle, check out the supply list, below.

Sooooooooo, this weekend Sheila and I took a hike through the Loxahatchee Refuge which is part of the Florida Everglades.

As we're hiking along, we come across a sign that reads, "Beware of Panthers." Okay, YIKES!!

"Gee, I wish I wore my running sneakers." Sheila said.

"Ummm, what's the difference?" I asked, "It's not like you're gonna outrun a panther!"

"Actually," Sheila replied, "all I have to do is outrun you."

This from my dearest friend ...

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Textured Card Stock by Bazzill Basics; "Very Vanilla" and "Rich Razzleberry" Card Stock by Stampin' Up!
  • Stamp: "Primrose" by Stampourri
  • Ink: "Rich Razzleberry" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up!
  • Color Medium: Copic Markers
  • Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon by Close to My Heart
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; Megabilities Dies by Spellbinders Paper Arts; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive; Foam Tape
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Monday, July 13, 2009

Joyful Trees ...

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Yay, it's Monday again; hope your weekend was fantastical!

Today's card project was created for SCS's "Ways to Use It" challenge, WT226, "Christmas in July."

I created my holiday card for the challenge with this fun craft stamp, Joyful Trees, from Stamps Happen, Inc. by Janlynn. Clicky HERE to take a look at this kewl stamp. And while you're there, don't forget to check out Janlynn's "Christmas in July" sale ... it ends tomorrow! Clicky HERE to go right straight to the sale.

I paper-pieced the image using DP from Daisy D's "Snowflakes & Holly" collection, die-cut some l'il stars, and added some grosgrain ribbon. Easy-peasy!

For all the Christmas in July challenge deets, clicky HERE. To go straight to the Christmas in July card gallery, clicky HERE. For the ginormous view of my card, clicky right there on the photo.

For the rest of the joyful product info, check out the supply list, below.

So, this weekend, Sheila called me and begged me to take Reid-the-Wild-Child off her hands for an hour or seven.

"Goin' shopping?" I asked.

"No, no, nothing like that. I have a splitting headache and the aspirin bottle says, "take two aspirin and keep away from children."

"But, but, but ..." I sputtered.

Yup, I lost that argument ...

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Stampers Select White by Papertrey Ink; Always Artichoke by Stampin' Up!
  • Designer Paper: Snowflakes & Holly Collection (Retired) by Daisy D's
  • Craft Stamp: "Joyful Trees" from Stamps Happen, Inc. by Janlynn
  • Ink: "Tuxedo Black" Memento Dye Ink by Tsukineko
  • Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; Long Rectangle Die by Spellbinders; Snowflake #2 Die by Provo Craft; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive; Foam Tape
  • Finished Size: 7 1/2" x 5"

Friday, July 10, 2009

A Campy Birthday to You!

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Even if it's not your birthday!

Today's card project was created using one of the sentiment stamps from Theresa Momber's newest stamp set, "Happy Camper." Clicky HERE to check out the rest of the stamps in this fun set.

The flower stamp has been in my stamp collection for hundreds of years and it's perfect for the Crayon Resist Technique.

For tutorials on the Crayon Resist Technique, you can clicky HERE to visit Gina K.'s StampTV ... or, you can clicky HERE and visit Splitcoast Stampers tutorial. What's the difference? Well, when you visit StampTV, you get to watch a video and SCS's tutorial is printable text and photos. OR, you can do like I do, and visit both!

For all the mind-boggling product info, check out the supply list, below.

So, yesterday Sheila and I took Reid-the-Wild-Child to the Palm Beach Zoo for the day. It's a great Zoo; if you're ever in South Florida you should plan on taking the kidlettes to the Zoo here in West Palm Beach.

We were having a great visit and we saw lots of animals and birds. However, when we came to the monkey cages, there wasn't a monkey to be seen. We did see the monkey keeper, but I don't think he counts.

"Excuse me," Sheila asked the keeper, "where are all the monkeys?"

"It's mating season," the keeper replied. "they're inside."

"Do you think they'd come out for peanuts?" Sheila asked.

"Probably not," answered the keeper.

"Well, why not?" she persisted.

"Would you?"

Ya know, I must say that I've never seen Sheila's face turn that particular color before ...

Have a great weekend!

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Stampin' Up!
  • Glossy Card Stock: Unknown
  • Designer Paper: "Bohemia" Collection by My Mind's Eye
  • Stamps: Sentiment from "Happy Camper" Set by Gina K. Designs; Flower by RMW Artworks
  • Ink: "Jet Black" StazOn Solvent Ink; "Sunflower" Dye Ink by CTMH; "Pacific Point" and "Tangerine Tango" Dye Inks by Stampin' Up!
  • Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon by American Crafts
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; Nestabilities Die by Spellbinders; Perfect Layers Tool by Stampin' Up!; White Crayon by Crayola; Sponges from the Dollar Tree; Paper Towels; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Thursday, July 9, 2009

My Tent or Yours?

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Happy Thursday, campin' stampers!

Today's card project was created using the fantabulous "Happy Camper" set by the uber-talented, Theresa Momber for Gina K. Designs. You NEED this set ... it's so wonderful that it makes even MY coloring look good! For a look at the entire set, clicky HERE. Oh ... and while you're there, check out Theresa's previous stamp set, "Out West." Love that one, too ...

I stamped the mountains directly on my card stock base, then stamped the tent, the lantern, the campfire, and the marshmallow sticks on scraps. All the card elements were colored with Copic markers, cut out, and adhered to my card base using foam tape. I added just a teeny bit of Liquid Applique to the tiny l'il marshmallows.

I used a freehand acetate template and fluid chalk ink to create my cloudy sky ... if you click on the photo, I think you can see it ...

For the rest of the stupefying product info, check out the supply list, below.

Sooooooo, last night Sheila and I decided we HAD to go to Mike's ... and we had to bring Reid-the-Wild-Child with us.

As we're ridin' along enjoying the tropical scenery and stuff, Reid suddenly asks, "Auntie, what does 'horny' mean?"

"Yikes! Well, Reid, your Mommy is sitting right here and I know that she would LOVE to answer your question. In fact, she might be very hurt and sad if you didn't let her answer. You wouldn't want that, would you? And, know what? I'm glad you asked Reid 'cuz I've wondered what that word means too."

"Thanks. Thanks a LOT. I WILL get you for this." Sheila whispered through clenched teeth.

So for the next ten minutes Sheila nervously explained what horny meant in a sweet, romantic, PG-13 kinda way. But she was clearly suffering; and I couldn't help but giggle ... jess a little. To myself. She was so stressed, it was hard to watch ... almost.

When Sheila finished, I couldn't resist: "Hey, Reid, where exactly did you hear the word 'horny?'

"Well, today at Scout camp, my den leader was talking about the animals we would learn about tomorrow. And he said one of them is the Horny Toad."

Oh. Horny Toads ...

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: "Stampers Select" by Papertrey Ink
  • Stamps: "Happy Camper" Set by Gina K. Designs
  • Ink: Dark Brown and Sky Blue Fluid Chalk Inks by Clearsnap, Inc.
  • Color Medium: Copic Markers
  • Accessories: Foam Tape
  • Tools: Acetate Cloud Template; White Liquid Applique; Heat Tool; Olfa Craft Knife
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bats and Cats and Witches Hats ...

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Happy Stump Day, hampers!

Today's card project was created with this fun craft stamp from Janlynn's Stamps Happen, Inc. This just happens to be one of my favorite Stamps Happen stamps ... and it's a blast to color, too!

To check-out this kewl craft stamp, clicky HERE. BTW, while you're there, you just might want to take a look at their Clearance section 'cuz there's a ton of awesome craft stamps on sale. Stamps? Stamps on sale?!? Well, hello Dolly, these are a few of my favorite things! Clicky HERE to go directly to the craft stamps on Clearance.

And just between you and me, there's a "Christmas in July" sale going on at Janlynn's too. Clicky HERE to check it out.

I stamped my image on PTI's "Stampers Select" white card stock with Memento dye ink, then colored the image using Copic markers. I added some glitter to the hats with a Sakura Stardust pen, then matted the image on textured card stock. I painted a silver Stampin' Up! ribbon slide with my black Copic marker, added some grosgrain ribbon, and some creepy-lookin' spiders.

For the rest of the frightening product info, check out the supply list below.

Soooooooo, I was babysittin' Reid-the-Wild-Child when he asked me why all of his cousins in Wisconsin "talk funny."

"Well, just like they think we have a Florida accent, we think that they have an accent too." I 'splained.

"We don't have an accent," Reid declared.

"Everyone speaks in different ways." I explained. "To them, it sounds like we speak very slowly and that all of our words are drawn out a bit."

Reid's eyes went as big as saucers, "What? You mean they hear funny too?"

Give it a minute, it'll grow on ya ...

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Bazzill Basics; DCWV; Papertrey Ink; Stampin' Up
  • Craft Stamp: "Witches Hats" by Janlynn's "Stamps Happen, Inc."
  • Ink: "Tuxedo Black" Memento Dye Ink by Tsukineko
  • Color Medium: Copic Markers (#'s 100, B00, G14, Y06, V15, YR68)
  • Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Ribbon Slide by Stampin' Up!; Spiders from My Basement (Not Really, Just Seein' if You're Paying Attention); Spiders Really from Party City
  • Tools: Sakura "Stardust" Gelly Roll Pen; Fiskars Border Punch; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive; Foam Tape
  • Finished Size: 7" x 4"

Monday, July 6, 2009

An Absolutely Fabulous Foursome ...

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Happy Monday, stampers ... hope your holiday weekend was safe and happy!

Today's card project was created for no-good reason using this vintage-inspired collage style stamp from Diva Impressions.

I added some sanded vintage-style photo corners, some Stampin' Up! twine and ribbon, and a cute l'il sentiment from Papertrey Ink.

For all the mesmerizing product info, check out the supply list, below.

Sooooooo, this weekend Sheila and I went downtown to do some window shopping. After driving around for 15 minutes, we decided to go park in the expensive-but-convenient parking garage.

Our bad luck continued as we ended up driving around and around the garage in search of an available space. Nothing. Suddenly, Sheila noticed a couple walking just ahead of us.

"Going out?" she called to them.

"No," replied the man, "just friends."

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: Textured Card Stock by Bazzill Basics; "Stampers Select" White Card Stock by Papertrey Ink; "Riding Hood Red" Card Stock by Stampin' Up!
  • Stamp: Collage-Style Stamp by Diva Impressions; Sentiment by Papertrey Ink
  • Ink: "Riding Hood Red" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up!
  • Accessories: Striped Grosgrain Ribbon by Stampin' Up!; Twine by Stampin' Up!
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; Vintage Die by Provo Craft; Tiny Tags Die by Provo Craft; Sanding Block; Edge Distressing Tool by Tim Holtz; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive; Scrap Fusion Adhesive by Ivy Scraps; Foam Tape
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lose Yourself in Nature ...

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Happy Thursday, stampers! So nice of you to swing by and visit the ole blogstead!

Today's card project was created using stamps from the hand of the fantabulous artist, Theresa Momber. This set, "Happy Camper," is Theresa's newest set from Gina K. Designs. Clicky HERE to take a look at this must-have collection of outdoorsy stamps!

I was beyond thrilled when Theresa asked me to design some cards using this versatile set; I just prayed hoped I could do the collection justice. I'll let you be the judge ... in the days to come, I'll show you some of the other projects I created with this set.

This card also qualifies (just barely ... ), for this week's SCS Clean and Simple challenge, "Make it Sparkle." If you clicky on my photo, you'll notice I used glitzy brads from KI Memories ... and the ribbon is kinda sparkly, too. Right. So humor me. For all the challenging deets, clicky HERE. To go straight to the sparklin' CAS21 card gallery, clicky HERE.

For the rest of the heart-warming product info, check out the supply list, below.

So, the other day I was hangin' out at Sheila's when she got a phone call. Since it wasn't me, I figured it would be short and sweet.

Wrong. After about 20 minutes, I finally mouthed, "Is everything okay?"

Ken, her DH, laughed and said, "Don't worry, Deb. She'll only be another 40 minutes or so."

With that, Sheila hung up the phone.

"Wow," Ken said, "You were on the phone for less than half an hour!"

"Yeah," Sheila replied, "it was a wrong number."

~Hugs,

  • Card Stock: "Dark Chocolate" by Papertrey Ink
  • Designer Paper: "Berry" from Funky Vintage - Lizzie Collection by Making Memories
  • Stamp: Sentiment from "Happy Camper" by Theresa Momber for Gina K. Designs
  • Ink: "Chocolate Chip" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up!
  • Accessories: Glitzy Brads by KI Memories; Ribbon by American Crafts
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; Nestabilities Dies by Spellbinders; Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"