Friday, July 31, 2009

June Bug Blog Candy

Today's giveaway is this fabulous 6x6 Basic Grey pad Junebug. To win just leave a comment on this post. I will select a winner using and the post the winner on Wednesday morning. If you are a subscriber, you may leave a second comment. Enjoy your weekend!

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Summer Retirement

Today is my last day using this pink flamingo paper. This is a great way to use up scraps for paper we hoard every spare inch of. Cut it up as squares and use it in your layouts! I used my square punches but you can cut up your paper with your paper cutter in whatever size suites your design. I layered my dp on tempting turquoise cardstock. On top of that I layered a scalloped pink piece with my sentiment from the past year's sale-a-bration. I earned this stamp set free and it was great to use it. I know it's retired but it works great for this card. I cut a flower from one of the dp papers and used that as an image for my card.

I hope that you enjoy it!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009


The winner of the blog candy is Stacy Donham!

Please contact me with your address so that I can mail your prize to you. Don't worry if you didn't win this time, I will have another giveaway on Friday.

Here are a few pics of our day at the pier. Here I am with Tyler on the carousel which just celebrated it's 100 year birthday!

We had lunch at a little restaurant on the pier.

Here's my gorgeous little Lily Bug. Isn't she yummy? Of course I think that she's just the prettiest little thing.
Here's my little wild child and future heartbreaker Tyler. Yep, he's got golden curls bursting out from underneath that ball cap.
My handsome husband with his little baby girl.I'm loving my new camera! I haven't taken it off automatic yet and just getting used to it but I'm not missing any moments like I was with my point and shoot! Have a great day!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The best is yet to be...

Don't forget today is the last day to leave a comment to win the Basic Grey blog candy!Here is another card using the Pink Flamingo paper. Such an easy card to showcase your favorite designer paper. The main cardstock color is tempting turquoise. The sentiment came from SU's hostess level 1 stamp set from last year, one of my favorites. I have one more card to show you with this paper and then I'm moving on. Thanks for sticking with me and this paper.

I had a great weekend. We took the family to the Santa Monica Pier for the day. The bigger kids went on the rollercoaster and Tyler went on a couple of kiddie rides. The only downside was the miserable traffic home! I guess a small price to pay. I'll be back tomorrow with the winner of the blog candy.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Show off that Designer Paper

Here is another card that showcases designer paper. It uses patterns from SU's Pink Flamingo. The only stamping is a sentiment from Oval All and I made my own embellishment with a button, twine and a tiny piece of ribbon which was a random piece that I cut off from my first card. A great card to show off pretty dp, simple fast and easy!

Don't forget Basic Gray Blog Candy here.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Phoebe Blog candy Giveaway

Today's giveaway if this 6x6 paper pad by Basic Grey called Phoebe. To win just leave a comment on this post. If you are a subscriber or follower you may leave a second comment. I will choose a winner using next Wednesday. Have a great weekend everyone!

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

More pink flamingo

Here is another card using scraps - long scraps, when using 12x12 paper, I am always left with long scraps. I used my retired SU scallops stamp set (the Ronald McDonald set) in pretty tempting turquoise. Even though this stamp set is retired, I haven't used it much and so it's new to me! I made my own embellishement in the corner using the 5 petal flower punch and a clear button. This is a super bright card but I think it works! Tomorrow is another blog candy giveaway so don't miss it! This weekend I will be showing another card using this pink flamingo DP from SU.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Carole RB you are the winner of the CTMH stamp set. Please email me with your details. I will have another candy giveaway on Friday.

Don't forget my SU special to get the in-color markers for free! Also, the new SU mini catalog will be mailed to past customers very soon. It's fabulous!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Using scraps and Pink Flamingo

Today is the last day for my current blog candy here.

With today's economic times, I thought that I would discuss stamping on a budget. Of course, the number 1 thing is to use what you have but that's so difficult. Our mojo needs new papers and/or stamps for that inspiration so combining the new with what you have is a start. When buying new, consider a paper share or splitting a DCWV stack with a crafting friend.

When purchasing paper, especially paper shares and those huge DCWV stacks, we always have those papers we don't like, don't know how to use, etc and what to do with scraps?

For the next couple of days, I will be showing some cards made with some paper I just didn't love (to put it nicely), this is SU's Pink Flamingo. These cards also make use of scraps. In this sketch, I used strips of paper in different coordinating patterns. I tied off a white ribbon and used piercing to kind of give detail and break up the crazy patterns. I used the stamp set Party Hearty which I bought during SU's birthday stamp discount. I think this is the first time I used this stamp set! I used coordinating ink and cardstock colors in riding hood red (I had a scrap of this handy) and tempting turquoise. I used my punches and a rhinestone from some other promotion that I had handy. So I not only used scraps, paper from a pack I'm not crazy about and used a stamp set that was seeing ink for the first time!

Stay tuned for my next card...

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bella Rose card kit

Here is another card kit that I am offering. You will receive all the papers and embellishments you need to make these 4 cards including envelopes (except stamped images) for only $8.00 which includes shipping in the U.S.

The cards use kraft and riding hood red cardstock as well as the retired SU Bella Rose paper. I used markers and paper piecing, and various embellishments and punches. I you are interested in the stamp set and purchase a kit, the Bitty Birthday stamp set is only 12.95 (no shipping or tax charged). It a great bargain for this inexpensive stamp set which you can do so much with! I hope that you all enjoy these cards using this fab stamp set!

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Friday, July 17, 2009

I Am Blog Candy

Hi everyone, today's blog candy is this wonderfully cute CTMH acrylix stamp set called I Am. It came free with in a scrapbooking kit so it's not in their current catalog. To win just leave a comment on this post. Subscribers may leave 2 comments. I will post a winner using on Wednesday. Winners have one week to contact me. There is also some lovely blog candy to be found here.
Here is a card that I made for a sketch challenge. It uses a stamp set that I won in blog candy called In the Parlour. I used Bella Birds SU paper and paperpieced the chair. I made my own embellishment using scallop nestabilities, button, ribbon and twine. This is a fast post because I don't have a lot of time this morning! Enjoy your day.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Winner & a Beachy Bella

I made this cute card for the weekly bloggabella challenge but I forgot to send it in time. Oh well. I like the card. The paper is from my stash, I think it's Bo-Bunny. It's layered on Kraft cardstock and the bubbled kraft piece was embossed using my cuttlebug. Which btw I was watching HSN last week and they had all of the new not yet released folders for the cuttlebug at an amazing price. Yes, I broke down and bought them! The stamp is from Stamping Bella and is called Beachabella. The sentiment is from the PTI customer stamp set. I paperpieced the bikini, blanket and bag. I made my own embellishment with a scallop circle, button, twine and ribbon. I got that idea from Mish. The rest of her is colored with copics!

Patty W you are the winner! I will be back with more candy on Friday.

Also, I got my camera and I just love it. I have no idea how it works just yet, but the fast shutter speed put me in raptures of joy! No more missing the cuteness of my kids. I can capture the moment!

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Raks and Birthday Wishes

Don't forget blog candy can be found on this post. This post will be to thank my lovely blogging friends.
This is a RAK from Nina who sent me this card as a thank you for blog candy. She used the stamps that she won. Really cool.

This card is from Cathy (Stampin' Cathy) who made me a lovely birthday card.

Here is another birthday card from Kathy G. Thanks Kathy!

This birthday card and goodies is from my sweet friend Melissa. I love my goodies!!! Be sure to visit her blog What Do You Ink? She's expecting a baby in September and I am sure she's hot and it would be nice to visit her blog and say hi!

Thanks so much ladies for thinking of me!

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Mojo Monday

MissaTooU email me again! I can't find a way to contact you. A catalog would be $7.00 which includes shipping and you will receive a coupon too!

By the time most of you read this it will be Saturday. Happy Saturday! I will be taking Tyler to tumbling, and running some errands. Hopefully working on my stepdaughter's scrapbook. Don't forget blog candy is here on this post.

The card that I am sharing today is for Mojo Monday.

The sentiment is for Paper Trey Ink, otherwise the rest of the card is SU. The stamp set is Great Friend and the paper is Parisian Breeze with baja breeze and chocolate. I used the wide stitched chocolate ribbon as well as scalloped edge punch, circle scallop punch and other circle punches.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Friday Giveaway is here.

Hi Everyone! I have been so busy. I think I always say that...but my husband was off today and I've been trying to help declutter my stepson's room because my husband is going to be building his closet. We have lived here three years in a state of construction and the poor kid has not had a place to hang his clothes and there were boxes in his closet from when we moved in! Then my stepdaughter came back from Europe today so I'm uploading her pictures to pick them up tomorrow to start working on her scrapbook and I just got my SU order and I'm busy cutting paper!

I received a lovely RAK and a couple of wonderful birthday cards from my blogging friends and I will be sharing those with you next week. In the meantime, here is another card using my favorite stamp set right now, Great Friend.
The butterfly is stamped in kiwi kiss and the sentiment is stamped over in rose red. I know, terrible picture but I just got an email from Amazon that my new SLR Canon Rebel is on its way! The paper is SU retired Rasberry Tart and I hardly even got to use it.I have not forgotten my Friday Giveaway! I'm giving away 2 DCWV mat stacks, one is spring matstack and the other is spring cardstock matstack. To win just leave a comment on this post, subscribers may comment twice. Let me know what you're doing for summer vacation (or staycation!) I will post the winner next Wednesday. I still have not heard from the cupcake winner so please email me by Sunday or I will just put the cupcakes up for the next giveaway. Talk to you soon.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Quick post

Just a quick son was sick all over the kitchen so I am bone tired. Anyway, this card uses one of my favorite sets Great Friend and the SU dp Bella Birds with vanilla and chocolate cardstock. I've been scrapbooking, making books and stamping so I just need some time to upload my stuff to share! I also bought a camera. Woo Hoo! My mom gave me a Gift certificate to Amazon for my birthday and along with the ones that I earned with my Amazon Visa I bought a Canon Rebel! It's due to come this week along with my huge SU order. For those who ordered my shares, they will be cut this week and sent hopefully by Friday. I am still taking orders for them! Talk to you all soon.

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Bitty Birthday Card Kit

SU Deal of the week, July 6-13 Sizzix Big Shot Doctors Bag $49.95 (originally 69.95)

Hi Everyone, I hope that you all had a great holiday weekend...ours was busy! We got new patio furniture, bbq and a gazebo so that was very exciting! We ate our 4th of July bbq outside on the patio and then did some fireworks, just a little bit, mostly watched everyone else's. Ty and Lily enjoyed them and they were not scared at all by the noise.

Today, I have a card kit by mail to share. If you are interested in purchasing the kit, you will receive all the paper cut and scored, embellishments, ribbon etc, along with directions to make all 4 cards, envelopes and the ingredients to make the card case. It does not include the stamped images. The cost is 10.00 which includes shipping in the U.S.

All cards use the SU DP Washington Apple, colors are riding hood red and tangerine tango. The cards are 4.25 x 4.25. The stamp set is Bitty Birthday which is only 12.95! A wonderful and economical stamp set! I will be showing another card kit using this same set later in the week! If you would like to buy the card kit, the cost is 10.00 which includes shipping.

SU Bitty Birthday Stamp set $12.95

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