Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Would you like some new rubber? Or maybe some accessories

Maybe you've tried selling your rubberstamps or punches or cardstock on EBay or some other venue ... and you haven't had much luck. Well! Why not try something different?

Pay It Forward (PIF) with those sets or accessories or cardstock that you don't use anymore! Trade it off for something different and new-toyou. All it costs you is the postage to send your items to the person who snags it - what better way to get new stamping stuff?

Try it, you'll like it! LOL

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Christmas! Yay!

It's been very busy around our house, getting ready for Christmas and all! Everything is done & so today I can relax ... until it's time to head to my brother's house for our family get together. This morning, I took the time to participate in today's technique challenge seen here:

It was fun, but it took some practice! I finally figured out that if I held the stamp at arm's length when I misted it that I could better control the amount of water that went on the stamp. I did end up with a few images that I can use on future cards. But for now, this is what I ended up making, a card for my soon-to-arrive great-nephew.
The recipe for this card is:
Paper - White & Night of Navy cs; DP from AC Moore
Ink -Bliss blue (misted color) and CTMH' Moonlight Envy (top color)
Stamps - Oh My Word and Studio G $1 set
Accessories - ribbon and spiral clip

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Central Florida Shoebox Swap !!

Yay! Another shoebox swap is going to happen on January 28th. Check out the details here:

If you will be in the area, please make plans to join in on the fun!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christmas cards

My "family" Christmas card is going to be very similar to this card. I'm using True Thyme CS and a cranberry/true thyme colored DP as the middle layer. I'm using True Thyme and Cranberry ink instead of the green and pink shown on this card. I will be using the same stamp sets, Baroque Motifs and Delight in life (for teh poinsettias). I don't think I'll be using the green ribbon shown here because it probably won't match the True Thyme CS.
When I get them finished, I'll post a pic for comparison.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Time is flying!

My last post was nearly a month ago! Since then, we've had Halloween and my birthday. Next week is my husband's birthday, the following week is my son's birthday and Thanksgiving. It's a busy month!
The first pic is the card for my son; I found this stamp at a thrift store for $4! The second card is for my husband's birthday; he bought the stamp (and several other classic car stamps) for me for my birthday and said he wanted me to use one of them for his card.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Oh my! Such a long time since my last post!

Here is my Butterfly Birthday card, which is my submission for yesterday's Featured Stamper challenge on, seen here:
TruCarMa was the Featured Stamper, and man oh man! her gallery is just awesome! I had a hard time deciding which card to CASE. I finally decided on this one:
I changed the sentiment, the stamp set, one of the colors, and the embellishment. The striped paper is from my stash of designer paper (probably from Michaels). I made the dotted paper using the dot stamp and small flower from Delight in Life. The dots are Groovy Guava and the flowers are "second generation" stamped in Creamy Caramel. The butterfly and flowers were stamped on Cool Caribbean cardstock using Close to Cocoa ink & heat embossed with clear powder. The sentiment was also stamped with Close to Cocoa ink.
I like this card but if I make it again, I think I'll add brads in the top corners.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Chocolate Bayou color challenge

Today's Color Challenge is to use the following Stampin' Up! colors: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, and River Rock.

The picture is my submission for the challenge. I used Blue Bayou cs as the base and versamarked it with a stamp from Classic Pickups. I then stamped the same image using Close to Cocoa ink on River Rock cs. I also stamped the sentiment with the same ink & paper. I layered both the image & sentiment on Chocolate Chip cs and attached them to the base. This was a quick and simple card.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Masculine card

I need several masculine cards for my co-workers. This is one that I made a couple of evenings ago.

Stamps: Balmy Breezes, Warmest Regards
Paper: River Rock, Night of Navy, True Thyme
Ink: True Thyme
Accessories: brads

Saturday, September 22, 2007

IC94 Inspiration Challenge

This is my card for the Inspiration Challenge: center oval was shadowed using the masking technique. The butterfly was stamped with gold pigment ink, colored in, and cut out. It is popped up.I used the flourish stamp from Delight in Life for the corner adornment.

Keywords: IC94 Delight in Life Regal Roses
Stamps: Regal Roses, Delight in Life, butterfly from ACMoore
Paper: elegant eggplant cs, lilac paper
Ink: Craft White, Pigment Gold, Elegant Eggplant, Smokey Plum (CTMH), two pigment greens
Techniques: masking
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 1

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Inspiration Challenge

This is my card for today's Inspiration Challenge as seen here on
To be quite honest, I did not care for the inspiration piece at all and I didn't care for the color scheme either. That's what made this a real challenge for me! So, I decided to use the colors from the piece, Taken with Teal, Wasabi, and Black.
The diamond background stamp is from; it was stamped with Versamark on the Taken with Teal cardstock. I used Marvy punches for the oval and scalloped oval. The stamp set is SU!'s (retired) Delight in Life, stamped with black Stazon ink. I used SU"s white gel pen for the faux stitching around the oval and in the center of the flower. The ribbon came from Michael's $1.00 bin!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Cards for our troops

Amber Shaw (aka "sprtchick" on SCS) collects cards, cardfronts, and white envelopes; she sends the cards to our troops for their use. If you have anything you could donate to her cause, please send them to her. She posted her address in the thread I referenced above.

Thanks for your help! I know Amber will appreciate it!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Virtual Stamp Night!

Join us at September '07 Virtual Stamp Night! Get ready for a LOT of stampin' fun on September 7th and 8th. All the details are here:

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Yesterday's Challenge Card

Here is the information on yesterday's Inspiration Challenge:

I like the Inspiration Challenges because there pretty much aren't any rules. Just be inspired by the posted image and let your imagination run free!
I made this card using Stampin' Up! Baroque Motifs set and the floral stamp that I picked up along the way. I don't remember it's name or who made it. I also used brads as the accessory, and my SU! ticket corner punch on the layered cardstock. I didn't like the starkness of the white card, so I distressed it with brown Stazon ink.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Splitcoaststampers Get Together 7/28/07

Several of us from got together in Melbourne, FL for an afternoon of card making. The picture is all the cards I made today. I was amazed at all the beautiful (yet soooo simple) cards everyone created.

I learned a few things today!

1. You don't need an ink cartridge to use your wheel! You can ink it up on a regular ink pad.
2. You can use a Versamark stamp for tone-on-tone color and you don't have to emboss the image!
3. When laying four squares together, lay the bottom corner first then lay the diagonal top corner. Match them up corner to corner. Then lay in the other pieces.
4. You can use your rounded corner punch in lieu of the word window punch.
All in all, it was a great day, and I can't wait to do it again!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Please keep checking the link in the coming days as I'll be adding more pics when I get them.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Just an update

Ron & I were married a week ago today. The wedding was on the beach, so it was very casual as you can see from the picture. As soon as I get all the pictures back and uploaded to my webhost, I'll post a link.

I started my new job last Tuesday. I'm going to enjoy it alot! The job is for the Orion space program which will be replacing the current shuttle program, so it's an exciting project to be a part of!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Finally! A Job Offer!

I went to Orlando last week to interview for the position of a Job Site Secretary. It's for a commercial construction company, and the project is located at the space center. I spoke to the Project Manager yesterday and he told me they want to make a formal job offer!

I'll have the letter tomorrow! Woohoooo! I am so excited! I've been sending out my resume like crazy and have gone on a few interviews since I was laid off nearly two months ago. This is the first real job offer I've gotten and I am most likely going to accept it.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Central Florida Shoebox Swap!

Come join us at the Central Florida Shoebox Swap on July 28, 2007! We will be having lunch at Charlie & Jakes, and then we will spend the afternoon stamping to our hearts' content. It will be a great way to meet other stampers in this area.

I can't wait!

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Just Beginning!


I created this blog as an online diary of sorts. Maybe one day, I'll become good enough at creating cards that I'll actually come up with some new technique and write a tutorial! LOL

My fiance, Ron, and I are getting married on June 16, 2007. On the beach at sunrise! He is such a sweetheart to agree to getting up so dreadfully early on a Saturday morning just so I can have the wedding I've always wanted.