Thursday, April 23, 2009

Another Upsy Case.

Hello. Im happy to report that Wes' appointments went WAAAAAAAAY better than I expected. He totally shocked me with how good and cooperative he was. We've learned that he has no hearing or vision problems (we didnt think he did) so thats great.

This card is a case of this card here. Thats right. I actually found the card that I cased for a change. I did have to look for it, but it didnt take me to long to find it. Its obviously very simple. I just stamped the upsy daisy set in black on to whisper white cardstock and added a black ribbon. Its like a 2 second card. I like it though. I chose not to put a sentiment in the center like the original creator of the card did. I think I like it better this way, but thats just me.

Thats it for today, short, sweet, and to the point. Thanks for poppin' in. Have a Fabulous day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

scrap page case.

Hey! Its another dark,dreary, rainy, plain old yucky day here in Mass. I think I even heard lightning last night when I was sleeping. I thought I would post now because I am going to be gone pretty much all day with appointments. Wes has an eye and hearing test today. Its totally going to suck. The school couldnt get him to cooperate (becuase of his autism) so we have to go to an actual doctors office and get it done. Of course my husband had them schedule the appointments for the same day. First is the eye, a few hours later is the hearing... Soooooo not looking forward to it. Hopefully it goes better than I think it will.

ON to the page. I cased this page (as usual) from some and ya know, I even spent the last 10 minutes looking for the original creator and do you think I can find it? NO! The person that inspired me used petal pizzazz and I know they didnt use pink, but I cant remember what color they did use. I was going to use the petal pizzazz set, but thought I wanted to try it with butterflies. I dont like mine nearly as much as I liked the one I copied. I think my little butterflies are a bit much. I used my one of a kind stamp set with the scallop oval punch. I thought the sentiment was PERFECT! The picture can slip under the strips of paper. I wanted to use ribbon, but ya know, I dont have ribbon in every color so I used paper and you can barely tell a difference. Well, I cant anyways.

So there it is. Now Im off to get dressed and get Wes ready for what I fear is going to be a terribly long, crappy day. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A rainy day...

Its a pretty yucky day in Mass today. Rainy, dark, dreary... you know that stuff. It was a good day to get some laundry done. I have to go to the laundrymat since I cant have a washer and dryer in my building. Totally sucks but what can ya do. I havent done laundry in like... i dont even know, probly 3 weeks. I did 7 loads already and probly have another 3 or 4 left. Its pretty bad, I keep saying Im going to get it done at least once a week so it doesnt pile up like that but of course life gets in the way and it never gets done.
Ok, on to the card. It was kind of an accident. I was stampin some stuff for my sil. She is having an open house in May and one of the projects is a frame. She asked me if I could stamp some stuff for her since her stamp set didnt come yet so I said sure. i started out with the tree from this set (thoughts and prayers). I liked it, but it just wasnt working the way I wanted it to. Then I thought, well look at the branches. They would be perfect for putting in the corners and a phrase in the middle. After all, I did want a phrase on there somewhere. So I got done. I looked at it and thought, boy that would be a cute card.... and thats how it came about. I wanted it to be simple so I just mounted it on ridinghood red and then on whisper white. I used my corner rounder on the corners since the branch kind of rounded and thats it. Very simple, not much to it, but I do like how it came out.
Well thats it. I need to get workin on putting some of this laundry away. Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Its a beautiful day here in Mass and unfortunately kaleb has bronchitis and Scott had surgery on his arm and hasnt really slept in like a week so we arent out enjoying it. But, becuase of that, I get to post a new card. This one was totally inspired by a card that I cant find anymore. You would think I would like bookmark it or something so I can give them credit, but ya, Im not that intelligent. The card I copied used the tart and tangy set with cherry papers. I Love these papers and wanted to use them and well the only stamp I have that kind of goes with them is this rockstar stamp. I LOVE the look of it embossed in silver. It is really a simple card, but I really like how it came out. Now if I just had a reason to use it.....Yeah right. I like it to much to give away-that always seems to be my problem.

Well I hope you are out enjoying this fabulous weather. Thanks for poppin in.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A special note of thanks...

Hello! Can you believe its already the middle of april! We just had my youngest son Kalebs brithday party on thursday. He is already 2! Where does the time go...

This is the card I made for the ladies that came to my last class. It was such a great class...they helped raise over $100 to donate to the relay for life. Its a fairly simple card. It has a pacific point background, good morning sunshine dsp mounted on choco chip. I used the stamp set cheep talk on whisper white and mounted it on summer son cs. This is where I LOVED having my stamp-a-majig. It was soooo easy to line up the wording under the tree branch. I seriously dont know how I lived without it before. It was lookin pretty plain (would have loved to use the texturz plates on the background but I dont have them yet, Its on my list for my next order though) so I through some brads in the corner and I thought that fixed the problem. I liked how they came out. I thought they were cute and simple- which to me is Perfect!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Wonderful Day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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6x6 scrap page

Hello... Hope you had a great Easter. We did. We spent it with my inlaws. Saturday the kids went to an Easter Egg Hunt and let me tell you, talk about some eggs disappearing fast. An entire baseball field was covered with eggs and in about 60 seconds, they were all gone. I couldnt believe it! The boys had a blast though. Once they cought on to picking up eggs and putting them in their bag, they were off. I dont think they totally get Easter yet, they are still a bit young, but the definately loved waking up to a basket full of candy.
On to the page. This is the page we made at my last class. It uses riding hood red, pink pirouette, and bella rose dsp. I stamped the butterfly from dreams du jour on the background and made a top note with the big shot to use as a matte for my picture. I figured not everyone has a big shot or would want to cut their picture to fit so I used a library clip to clip in a picture. Now this picture is very old, we're talkin at least a good 10 years old. Its of a friend that thankfully doesnt check out my blog otherwise she would probably kill me. Lol. It was the only picture I had near me and I need a visual when making a scrap page so that was it. I also added a butterfly (go figure) that I cut using my big shot. That thing is SOOOO amazing! I used half back pearls on the buttefly to give it a little body. (the ladies at my class didnt add the pearls as I didnt have enough for everyone so they kind of missed out.) I added a true friend sentiment at the tome from the simple friendship stamp and thats about it. It was again a fairly simple page. I like simpled pages. They are quick to put together and I rarely have time to scrapbook so it works well for me. Now if only i could stop making girly pages and start making boy pages so I could get all those pictures of my boys scrapbooked. I guess maybe I need to start buying more boy stamps and less butterfly stamps. We'll see.... Anywho, thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Since its Easter I thought I would share a kind of springy card. I could have shown an Easter card but believe it or not, I didnt make one. I know, I should have, but I didnt. I totally cased my upline Angies card. She has such wonderful ideas. I am lucky I signed up under her. This card was very simple. I used cameo coral-I am really loving this color right now- and summer sun. I really like this combo together. I used the Big shot to cut out a top note, then stamped my upsy daisy set in cameo coral. I was goign to stamp the sentiment in cameo coral too, but I accidently did it in summer sun. Thats what happens when you have to ink pads open and your not paying attention I guess. Its ok though cause I think I like it better this way anyways. I really like how this came out, much better than the last upsy daisy card I made anyways. I knew I would like it though, thats why I copied someone else's.

Hope you enjoy your Easter. We are going to my husbands nanas house with all of our relatives. It should be nice. Im not sure the boys really get Easter, but they will love getting all that candy! Have a Wonderful day!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Upsy Daisy

I bought this set back in February and havent used it until the other day. I have seen a lot of beautiful things done with it, but everytime I sat down to use it I just drew a blank. Well finally I sat down and was determined to use it and this is what I came up with. I cant decide if I like it or not, but here it is. I used a chocolate chip base, some kiwi kiss behind some urban garden dsp. I used my scallop edge punch on the bottom of the dsp and used my 1/16 whole punch in the middle of the scallops. In the bottom corner I put three brads, im not sure of the color, they come in the antique brad set. I stamped my flowers in not quite navy then using my new oh so fabulous stamp a majig (dont know how i lived without it) to stamp over it in versamark then embossed it with clear ep. It kind of gave it a shadow look. I matted it with my favorite color Baja Breeze- dont know what Im gonna do when it retires- and used the ticket corner punch on the corners. Youll have to let me know what think. Like I said, I cant decide if I really like it or not.

Hope you have a stamptacular day! Thanks for stoppin by!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Finally... .

I have been so lost without my camera. When I was out running errands this morning getting stuff for Easter I remembered to pop into staples and get a memory card. It was on sale for $10, cant complain there. So expect to be seeing a lot of posts over the next few days.

Ever since this catalog came out I have wanted this stamp set. I LOVE that tree. I finally ordered it and it came in on Tuesday. Of course I didnt get to use it until yesterday but thats ok. This is what I came up with. I like it. I used ww for the base, riding hood red on top of that, bella rose dsp, chocolate chip and pink pirouette mounts behind the tree. You cant tell but I used the mat pack and did some paper piercing on the corners. Im not sure if I really like that part, but thats ok, I like the rest. I used my choco chip and real read markers to color the tree and then stamped the Thank you from the new very versatile set in real red. Slapped it all together and VOILA!

Thats it for today. I know, I never really post a lot in my posts, I keep it short and to the point. Someday I will be better at this blogging thing. Lol. Hope you enjoy this beautiful day! Get off the computer and go outside. Its gorgeous!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It happened again....

So remember a few posts back I was saying the battery for my camera died and I didnt have a charger therefore I couldnt post pictures of stuff? Well..... now I lost my memory card and dont have an extra one. So I have to buy one, if I can remember when Im out, which so far, no luck. So I wont be posting pictures until I remember to grab one. I actually have tons of pictures to post too. I have the rest of the pictures from my class on the 29th, which went awesome! I got to meet 5 more fabulous ladies! They are all so creative! I had 9 people attend my class and they helped me raise over $100 to donate to the Relay for Life. How great is that?! We had raffles and made projects. They couldnt believe it. We made 2 baskets, 2 cards, and a scrapbook page. I thought it was a lot of fun. Thankfully my mother in law was there to give me a hand. I had two tables set up (which was a first) so she was able to help one table while I worked at the other.

Well thats all for now. I have to make a ton of sour creme containers for Scott. Hes been selling them at work to raise money for the Relay and they have been a big hit!

Thanks for stoppin by. I will work on getting that memory card soon so I can share what Ive been working on.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New products in April...

I cant believe its already April. This year has gone by waaaay to fast. I have a feeling the next few months are going to go by really fast as well as I am rediculously busy. The new mini catalog started yesterday, April 1st. This catalog has a TON of great stuff in it. New baja corduroy buttons, a matchbox die for the bigshot (a must have), some awesome stamp sets, window sheets, rubons, and lots more. To view the new mini click on the picure to the left, or click on the picture in the sidebar on the right.

Another new product we have out is the pop-up dies for the big shot. Do you see a theme---the big shot. If you dont have one, you really need to get one. Its like the coolest thing EVER! Right now we have two dies, one is a cake, and one is a ball. Let me tell you, I have seen some amazing things done with the pop-up cake. Yea, thats right, being a demonstrator we got to preorder the dies before they even hit the stores. Talk about another plus for being a demonstrator (dont forget you can now sign up and pay for your starter kit in 3 payments, only till the end of April though). Isnt that cake just adorable! Talk about adding a whole new dimension to a handmade card. That makes it even more special! To get your pop-up die, or anything from the mini, just give me a call or head on over to my store at
Have a great day!