Friday, February 28, 2014

Thank You NAC#78

February 28, 2014

It is a beautiful, sunny day, but very chilly.  I am so ready to put away winter clothing.  When I looked at the Nacho Average Challenge Color Challenge this week, it even made me long for Spring  more.

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Primrose Petals, Pear Pizzazz, Natural White, Primrose Petals Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Primrose Petals, Pear Pizzazz, Smokey Slate

Stamp Set:  Betsy's Blossoms, Gorgeous Grunge, Happy Watercolor

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine,  Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, Envelope Liner Framelit, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Boho Blossom Punch

Embellishment:  Rhinestones

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!  I love to hear from you!
I just bought the Betsy's Blossoms Stamp Set and really like it.  I will be using it a lot this Spring.

Happy Stampin!

Happy Easter PPA193

February 28, 2014

Two posts in one day----WOW!  I am on a roll today.  I have had a few rough days this week.  My knee replacement recovery has been going well.  Just a little set back with pain this week.  I think those muscles, nerves and bones take longer to heal than I would like.  But, I was feeling creative this morning, so I thought I would take advantage of the moment.  

The Pals Paper Arts Sketch is awesome this week.  I had so any ideas to fill in those circles, but I kept thinking that I needed to get started on my Easter cards.  What else comes to mind besides Peeps?!?!?  I think they are so cute and you always see such fun ideas to use them in Easter decorating.  So, here is my take on the Pals Sketch this week.  Hope it makes you smile!!!!

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Whisper White, Pink Pirouette Daffodil Delight, (Bazzill Berry Pretty and Tahitian Princess Dotted Swiss from my stash)

Ink:  Staz On Black

Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, On Film Framelit, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Modern Label Punch, Window Frame Punch, Paper Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishment:  Baker's Twine

I do hope you will LOL when you see those Little Peeps peeking out at you!
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Hooray For Today CCMC292

February 28, 2014

It is very hard to believe that it is the last day of February!  Time just flies----
Seems like we just took down the Christmas decorations.  I know for most people that this winter has been very longggg and difficult.  So many storms predicted all over the country today.  Come on Spring!!!!!

I LOVED the colors in the Create With Connie and Mary Color Challenge this week.  Summer Starfruit is not a color that I would generally adore, but it is one of my favorite colors now.   I will be sad when it is a retired color.  Basic Black always makes a statement on its own, but add Pistachio Pudding with it and you have a winner.  

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Summer Starfruit, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding and Summer Starfruit Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Staz On Black

Stamp Sets:  Geometrical, Birthday

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Petite Pennants Builder, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 
Boho Blossoms Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Embellishments:  Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack Summer Starfruit Twine, Pearls

I am so happy with the way this card came together.  Let me know what you think.  Please leave a comment.  I love to hear from all of you!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Zoo Babies PP184

February 25, 2014

I am still catching up from being gone for the weekend.  I loved the simplicity of The Paper Players Sketch Challenge this week, and decided to play with some paper stacks I have been saving.  I seem to have a huge collection of papers and I decided I need to start using some of them.  My favorite colors are all the brights.  I especially love red and turquoise.  I found some more plaid papers (LOVE them) and decided to use them to make a fun card for the challenge.

So many of my friends are having GRAND babies, so I always need a baby card.  ENJOY!

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla, (October Afternoon--Sidewalks)

Ink:  Real Red

Stamp Set:  Zoo Babies

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Envelope Liner Framelit,  2 1/2" Circle Punch,  2 3/8  Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips

Embellishments:  Red and White Baker's Twine, Tempting Turquoise Button, Tempting Turquoise Candy Dots

I hope you are having a great day!
Please let me know your thoughts!  I love to hear from you!

Happy Stampin!

Baby We've Grown SSC70

February 25, 2014

I am still trying to get back to my daily routine after my weekend away with my crafty friends!  We had such a fabulous time!!  I love my special time with them and I cherish their friendships!  It is always fun to learn new things and throw ideas off of each other on our projects.

We are so excited because we are expecting two new GRAND babies this summer.  The first one is due in July.  It is going to be a surprise, so I made a card for them.  I am also entering this in the Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge.  The sketch was perfect for the stamp and I wanted to make it gender friendly!  :)  Hope you enjoy my take on the sketch!

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Crushed Curry, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz, Very Vanilla, Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Versa Mark, Early Expresso, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizazz, Baked Brown Sugar

Stamp Set:  Baby, We've Grown, Yippee Skippee

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Envelope Liner Framelit, Dot Embossing Folder,  Aqua Painter,  Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Early Expresso Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishments:  Wisteria Wonder Candy Dots

I love the colors in the Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper.  They are perfect for a baby card.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014


February 22, 2014

It has been an EXCITING morning!!!!!!  I just received news that my son and bonus daughter are having a little BOY!  Miss Addison and Miss Victoria are getting a brother!  I am truly blessed and God is soooooo good!

I am having a great time with my girlfriends at our retreat.  Being with GREAT friends is soothing to the soul.  I have to admit, I haven't accomplished a lot, but I am enjoying relaxing and catching up with all of them and hearing stories about their families.

I am in love with the colors for the Dynamic Duos Challenge this week.  I bought this stamp and have never used it.  I think the colors are so fun and vibrant.  I hope you enjoy my old phone!  I spent hours and hours on a phone just like this one!

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White

Ink:  Versa Mark, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo

Stamp: Stampendous Cling Phone, Simon Says Talk Bubbles

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, White and Black Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Up White Gel Pen

Please leave a comment!  I love to hear your thoughts
I LOVED making this card.  I have to say, it is one of my all time favorites!

Happy Stampin!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Living Out Loud PPA 192

February 21, 2014

I am off to Glen Ella Spring Inn in Clarkesville, Georgia with my girlfriends for the weekend.  I am so excited to see them and spend quality time with them.  It is our once a year getaway and I cherish every moment!

My first project for today is to make a card for the Pals Paper Arts.  I am in LOVE with the Kaleidoscope Paper and for some reason I was reminiscing about my younger days and how important it was to buy records.  This paper set makes me think of a time gone by, so, with that being said, I created this card.

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Staz On Black

Stamp Technique Tuesday Super Fantastic

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Dots Embossing Folder, 1 1/4 Circle Punch,  5/8" Circle Punch,  Signo White Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishment:  Candy Dots

Let me know what you think!  Please leave a comment!

Happy Stampin!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Oh Happy Day DD#90

February 20, 2014

One more day until I head to the mountains with my crafty friends for a FUN FILLED weekend of Scrapbooking and Card Making!  I am soooooo excited!!!!

Talk about Last Minute, Lucy!  I have a little over an hour to submit my card to the Fabulous Dynamic Duos Team this week.  I have to admit, the Basic Black and Daffodil Delight are very difficult for me to work with.  If you aren't from Indiana, this would sound crazy, but all I see is --Purdue--- when I put these two colors together.  Ha Ha!  Spoken like a true INDIANA HOOSIERS!  Cream and Crimson all the way for me!!!!!!!

Really, I love the colors together for a card and hope you will enjoy mine!  Lots of bling was added for a very special friend that loves bling and bees!

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Black Coredination, Epic Day Designer Series Paper, Whisper White

Ink:  Versa Mark, Staz On Black, White Ink

Stamp Sets:  Starburst Sayings, Backyard Basics

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Envelope Liner Framelit, Starburst Framelit, (2 Embossing Folders from my stash-not SU), Sander, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Black Embossing Powder, Stampin Dimensionals

Embellishment:  LOTS of Rhinestones

Go out there and make it a BEE-u-tiful day!  I visited a dear friend in the hospital this morning and it made my heart happy!

Let me know your thoughts on my card.  It means so much to me to hear from you!

Happy Stampin!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wish Big PP183

February 19, 2014

Two posts in one day!  WOW!  I haven't done that in a longggg time.  I was supposed to be organizing my supplies, but I got sidetracked and made a few cards.  Ha Ha!  My priorities are always in a different order other than organizing-----cleaning my craft space------etc.

The Paper Players Challenge is to use Stars.  I love the cards the Design Team featured.  I found this plaid paper (LOVE it) in my stash and wanted to use it, so here is my take on the challenge.

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight,  My Mind's Eye (Miss Caroline)

Ink:  Real Red, Smokey Slate

Stamp Sets:  Word Play, Wacky Wishes

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Stars Embossing Folder (not SU), Envelope Liner Framelit, Distressing Tool, Sponge, Star Framelits (not SU), Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishments:  Daffodil Delight Button (Brights), Rhinestones, Red Baker's Twine

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Happy Birthday NAC77

February 19, 2013

Wow!  Another beautiful day in GA!!!!  I went to Physical Therapy this morning and I have spent most of the day organizing the supplies I want to pack to go to my scrapping weekend with my crafty girlfriends!  I am SOOOOO excited!  I have been in the house for almost six weeks with my knee replacement and I am slowly trying to get back in the swing of life.  I am doing very well, but I get tired very easily.  I know this weekend will be good for my soul and I know my dear friends will help me with anything that I need done.

I wanted to make a card for the Nacho Average Challenge, so I took a break from my organizing and created this card.  I absolutely LOVE the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack in the Celebrate the Everyday Catalog.  They are my absolute favorite colors.  Two of the Design Team members used the same papers, but I tried to put a different take on my card.  That is what I enjoy about card making--- If you give everyone the same papers it is amazing to see what people can come up with.  No two cards are ever the same!

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White,  Fresh Prints Designer Series Pack

Ink:  Real Red

Stamp Sets: Express Yourself

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Envelope Liner Framelit, Arrow Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 1" Square Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishment:  Pearls

I hope you are having a fabulous week!

Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Thoughts of You! CCMC290

February 18, 2014

It is a gorgeous day in Georgia!  It is 66 degrees!  You can't ask for more than that in February!   I really hate to say that when my Indiana friends and family are still covered with snow.  I know it seems like the winter that will never end to them!

I have not blogged for a few days because my computer went crazy!  I have been dealing with that computer for years and finally decided to make the plunge and buy a new one.  My Sweetie went with me and bought a MacBook Pro for me!  It is so amazing and I have so much to learn, but I am thrilled!

I am down to the last few hours to enter the Create With Connie and Mary Color Challenge this week. I loved the colors and needed a get well card for a male friend that had surgery.  I absolutely love the Fine Feathers stamp set and I never use it often.  I thought it was perfect for my card.  ENJOY!!

Stampin' Up Products:

Paper:  Island Indigo, Smokey Slate, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper (Envelope Liner)

Ink:  Versa Mark:

Stamp Sets:  Fine Feathers, Loving Thoughts

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Envelope Liner Framelit,  Arrow Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder,  Starburst Framelit, Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Smokey Slate Embossing Powder, 2 1/2' Circle Punch,

Embellishment:  Linen Thread

Thanks for stopping by!  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

Happy Stampin!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Cheer Up Buttercup SSC69

February 14, 2014

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to all of you!  I hope your day has been extra special!!!

I was so excited when my doorbell rang this morning and I received the most beautiful arrangement from my Sweetheart!  WOW!!!!!!!  I think they are the most beautiful flowers I have ever received.  I felt so special and I am very thankful for my wonderful, loving, supporting husband!!!!!  I am one lucky girl!!!!!

I have been a little down the past few days with the snow and ice in GA.  I decided this morning, to pick myself up and create a card for the Sunday Stamps Challenge.  The colors are perfect for Spring and hopefully, Spring will arrive very soon.



Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Crumb Cake

Stamp Sets:  Geometrical, Hearts A Flutter, Hardwood

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Envelope Liner Framelit, Hearts A Flutter Framelit, Triangle Punch, 1" Square Punch, Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishments:  Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack -cork and flowers-(Sale-A-Brations),  Linen Thread, Candy Dots

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ENJOY the weekend!

Happy Stampin!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Regarding Dahlias NAC#76

February 12, 2014

Well, it happened.  The sleet started at 2:00 a.m.  It is still sleeting.  We are stranded at home and probably will be for a few days. It is like a ghost town in Atlanta.

I made a card for the Nacho Average Challenge this morning. I love the colors. I pulled out on of my favorite stamp sets, Regarding Dahlias.   Maybe it is because I am dreaming about Spring.        

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Black Staz On

Stamp Set:  Regarding Dahlias, Off the Grid, Gorgeous Grunge

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive,  Big Shot Cutting Machine,  Envelope Liner Framelit,
Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishments:  Washi Tape, Rhinestones

Stay safe!  Lots of people have lost their power. It could be worse!!!!

Please leave a comment. I love to hear from you!

Happy Stampin!