Monday, December 31, 2007

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Blue Angel

The last holiday card of the season to post!

I have adored this precious stamp very much (Lockhart). the past month or so. This is the card I made for my stamping daughter and her hubby. IRL it is lovely, I hope you can get a feeling from the picture a bit.

Wishing all my dear blogging buddies a wonderful stampin' New Year! Time for some new rubber girls! (wink)!

Thanks for stopping by for a little visit! Deb

Saturday, December 22, 2007

My pal Lobie

Merry Christmas from Lobie and me!

My dear German Shepherd is ready for Christmas with his log cabin doggie house showing some spirit! This is the kindest most sensitive dog ever! He comes to me as if he is telling me he is here for me, no worries! He helps me walk and pulls me if I need help! This is one special guy and I rely on him greatly. I am alone alot here on the mountain and we (Lobie & I) have lenghty conversations! He knows what I am talking about most of the time! You may think this is really silly, but I swear this dog just knows and listens, and tilts his head and takes it all in!

We call him King of the Mountain! He covers so much ground in a short time. He has hundreds of acres to run after every possible critter that he can see, smell or hear! This morning we had a beautiful Bobcat visitor that quickly was challenged by Lobie and hid in the boulders until I dragged Lobie back inside! The cat must have gone off, back to his safety zone. Doubt he'll be back anytime soon!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! Deb

Friday, December 21, 2007

Snowmen Happy Holidays

Happy Friday stampers, scrappers and crafters!

Now we all really need to take a nice deep breathe and stop and smell the hot chocolate! Yum! There is no more room under the tree, so I do believe all will be pleased! Whew! Mission accomplished!

I made this card and I thought it turned out pretty cute! Just adore these snowmen! Card stock base is white from Paper Trey. All the pattern paper is from DCWV Christmas pack. Sentiment be merry (SU) Really Red ink. Small flower stamp (SU). Marvy oval punch, red ribbon, Ofray.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful day! Deb

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Merry Holiday

Happy Thursday stampers, scrappers and crafters!

Is it over yet? Whew, these last few days are something! The good news is my DH announced today he got my jacuzzi tub for my soon to be remodeled bathroom! Whohoo! He will make the vanity out of cherry and a beautiful granite counter top will make it just right! The flooring and bath walls will be a beautiful champagne Travertine. The face of the tub will have the same tiles, framed out nicely. My tub is getting raised up so I will have an easier time getting in and out. There are benefits to having a builder hubby, you just have to learn to wait for what you want! Enough already! I have waited and I am so over waiting!

My baths are so important to me! I love having the candles and bubbles every night! Oh yeah baby, Calgon take me away! I always think of the cute bubbling Bella stamp! I must get her! That image is so me!

My grand babies are so healing for me! Just what I needed to forget for a little while about my serious health conditions. I am so very thankful for there darling little buns!

My card is rather straight forward, the wonderful paper is from a big slab I bought at Michael's. I found this nice oval sentiment sticker, yes sticker in my stash! I love it for this card! The card stock base is from Bazzil, pre scalloped so nicely in this lovely shade of green. Sheer green ribbon on side, gift from Lockhart Stamps, when I ordered the sweet angel.

Thank you for your visits during this hectic last few days before the BIG day! Stay merry and bright!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Garden Angel

Happy Monday stampers, scrappers and stampers!

This sweet angel stamp (by Lockhart stamps) is so precious! A few posts back, I posted a card that my pal Rose Ann sent me a well wishes RAK, using this angel image. I knew I just had to order this angel and I adore this stamp! I made the card with the same layout that Rose Ann used, using different colors. Thanks Rose Ann for your inspiration!

The card is 4 +1/2" x 4+ 1/2" completed. CS-Hunter Green (Bazzil),Red (Bazzil), Whisper White (SU). Jelly Roll (Sakura) pens , Marvy Marker (hair). Red satin ribbon (Michael's).

Enjoy you countdown to the big "C'! I am hanging in there there! Thanks for your kind comments and visits! Deb

Friday, December 14, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Friday stampers, scrappers and crafters!

I made this card for my dear niece Katie, and her new hubby Andrew, they live in Austin, Texas. Talk about a cool place to visit! When they got married back in April, I had a chance to explore just a wee bit of Austin. Great food, colorful fun hip people, and music everywhere! Great for the 20's-30's crowd, although I am in the mid 50's crowd and had a blast! They just adore living in Austin!

Another rough health week, sorry for no posts since Tuesday, I am trying gals! I am behind on my google reader and trying daily to catch up! Please hang in there with me! I certainly appreciate you all so very much!

In any event, I have the Christmas spirit going on, and I even put a nice garland over my doggies door way into his custom hand made (by DH) dog house! I will get pic soon and share how cute he looks in there! He will of course have his big red bow on Christmas Day! He will be slurping the grand babies with tons of lovings! I think my 3 year old GD is now big enough he won't knock her over accidentally! He is quite the gentle giant with the kiddies, just huge!
This weekend hubby and I will seek out the perfect Noble Fur and bring the pine aroma into our home. That certainly does complete the feeling in the home with all the gifts underneath. I enjoy seeing that image, as the presents get opened so quickly on the big day! I have been making (of course) my little gift tags, it does make it so personal and special I think. So at little wrapping each day, and rest for me. Those babies are going to wear my hearth out with joy! (wink)!
The card stock base is Corduroy by Paper Co. Always artichoke by SU and the PP is Poinsettia Swirls by Sandylion. The sentiment stamp (Merry Christmas) is Flourishes. The wide satin ribbon is by the yard from M's.

Have a great evening and weekend! Thanks for your visits! Deb

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A little birdie told me...

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Happy Tuesday stampers, scrappers and crafters!

And another fine day indeed! This snowman has been very busy stamping up many cards for me! I just love the midnight blue background with the white polka dots to resemble snow!

You can't see the darn Stickles at the bottom portion of the snowman in the picture, however IRL it looks great! Inside the card is stamped Winter Wishes.

CS-Whisper White (SU), Red (Bazzill)
PP-Polka dots (Costco slab)
Ink-Black (Inkadinkado)
Mini silver brads (MM)
Have a wonderful day! Just a few more presents to pick up, and then this Santa is finished!
I wonder if I better stop by Santa's hut and double check on my Copic sketch markers request! Oh Santa baby! Thannks for your visits! Deb

Evening sunset

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My daily walk with Lobie (German Shepherd) was quite a gorgeous sunset last evening. The wind had blown much of the day and the end result was to see the ocean and the pretty skies above. I just thought it was a nice picture to share!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Oh yummy candy at Deanna's

Great blog check it out!


Happy Monday stampers, scrappers and crafters!

The sun is shining, there is a winter nip in the air and I think today my calendar will have a happy face on it!

Now if I could just find my lost appetite I will be doing great! Needless to say I need to shop ladies! and that requires some stamina! Oh dear I better find some of that too!

This card is a envelope tri fold and it was a little different to make. No stamping, but once in awhile that is okay!

CS-Always Artichoke
PP-Best Creations
Embellishments-JOY sentiment (source unknown) gold bling from stash.
Lovely green satin ribbon (Michael's by the yard)

Have a wonderful day and thanks for your visits! Deb

Sunday, December 9, 2007


Happy Sunday stampers, scrappers and crafters!

There sure are lots of very busy creative elf's working hard on various projects out there! The blogs are rolling with joyous cards and paper crafts of sweet delights! Yum!

I recently bought this new mini MFT set, At the shore, and it is adorable! I love her stylish hat!
I pop dotted the hat, it's hard to see in picture though.,I kept the layout rather simple.

CS-Pretty In Pink (SU) Always Artichoke (SU)
PP- not sure - scrap piece
Stamps-MFT & SU
Ink-Black (Inkadinkado ) Pink Passion (SU)
Ribbon- Regal Rose? (SU)

Hope you all are having a great scrappin' Sunday! Thanks for stopping by! Deb

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Birthday birdie wishes

Happy Saturday stampers, shoppers and bakers!

I am sure you all are very busy getting ready for the big countdown! My DD is arriving Dec. 16th from Calgary. I haven't seen my Grand babies in way to long! Bennett is almost one year now, and Isabella just turned 3! It has been challenging to find goodies that aren't made in China with toxic nightmares!

A girlfriend of mine is having a birthday, and this is the cute card I made for her.
Love those Phoebe papers from BG!
So nice to see some new bloggers visiting! Thanks so much for your kind comments and visits! Deb

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Snowboarding Fluffles

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Happy Wednesday stampers!

Fluffles goes snowboarding ! He is such a busy kitty! This is the newest one to my Flufles collection! TMF!

Isn't it just amazing all of the choices one has to purchase so many great artistic stamps? It is overwhelming! I am out of control (and loving it) with all of the fabulous new companies producing these treasures! I couldn't think of a better stocking stuffer than stamps, could you? Cash is good too! (wink)

Enjoy your crafts and stamps! Lots of cool previews going on! Hard to resist! Not to mention the amazing paper out there! LOL!

CS-Whisper White (SU)
PP-Christmas pack (DCWV)
Fluffles (Stampendous)
Embossed Snowflakes folder (CB)
Scallop punch (Marvy) Circle punch (Marvy)
Prismacolored pencils, stickles, Green stripe ribbon (Ribbon and bows oh my)

Welcome Sisterhood of bloggers 3 group! More blog fun! Have a great stampin' kind of day! Thanks for the well wishes, they are all very sweet. Thank you for your visits! Deb

Monday, December 3, 2007

Well wishes RAK from Rose Ann

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Truly Rose Ann (Paper Delightz) is a card angel! What a dear to make this beautiful card and send it to me with well wishes, as it is very difficult for me with regard to my health. This lovely card is on my bedside table and brings a smile and joy to me everytime I look at! Not to mention how beautifully made Rose Ann's cards are!

A heart felt thanks Rose Ann!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

be merry giraffe

Happy Saturday stampers and scrappers!

My DH saw this adorable stamp at the coolest scrapbook store I frequent ,and he smiled when he picked it up off the shelf. So this cutie came home with us and here is his debut!

CS-Deep olive green (Bazzill),Royal blue (Paper Co.)
PP-Christmas glitter pack (DCWV)
Stamp-Giraffe (Hero Arts), be merry (SU)
Ink-Black-Inkadinkado, Real Red (SU)
Glitter ink pens, Stickles, silver brads, pop dots (beneath giraffe).
Royal blue stitched ribbon (Michael's).

Have a terrific weekend! Thanks for stoppin by! Deb

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Pink Peace On Earth

Happy Thursday stampers!

A sweet and simple Peace On Earth card to share.

CS-Whisper White (SU), Pretty in Pink (SU)
PP-Polka dots (MM)
Stamps-Flourish border (mini stamp SU) ,Dove-Hero Arts, Peace On Earth ($ bin Michael's)
Ink-Black (Inkadinkado) Regal Rose (SU)
Tiny bit of green Stickles, Prima daisy, silver mini brad (?) Pink and silver glitter ribbon (Michael's), Corner tag punch (SU)

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by today! Deb

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Christmas trees in tow

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Happy Wednesday stampers!

Now I am lovin' this darling SU set! Endless possibilities! Too cute! This set makes me smile! Hope this little card makes you smile too! I think this will be a good set for my Grandson's first birthday in January. I can fill the dinghy with mini animals, and I have some darling Nana's Kid's animal paper too! Maybe I am on to something...

CS- Whisper White (SU)
DP-Stripes (Nana's Kids)
Stamps-Tug boat and dinghy (SU) Christmas trees ($ bin Michael's)
Sentiment-Happy Holidays (Joylee)
Prima flower, silver star brad, mini pop dots (under stem puffs)
Water colors, Prismacolor pencils

Thanks for visiting! Deb

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Flourishes tree

Happy Tuesday stampers!

Of all the holiday sets from Flourishes, this has got to be one of my favorites! Hope you like it too!
CS- Forest Green (Bazzill)? Pink Passion (SU)
DP- Stripe paper ( ) , embossed polka dot (Nana's Kids)
Wide green ribbon by the yard (Michael's)
Silver brads, pop dots

Hope you day is going great! Thanks for stopping by! Deb

Monday, November 26, 2007

Friend ship

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Friend ship...

I finally ordered this darling set from SU! I just love it! I have already made a few cards using the different elements and each one is so cute! How did I not have this set? Oh my!

Cuttlebug swirls folder added just the right the touch using some cute pink paper! Purely Pomegranate and cute dd paper (?) a couple of silver brads and some pop dots under the steam puffs and Prisma colored pencils. You can't see the pink inked sentiment "friend ship" unless you enlarge image, it is too dark (oops)!

More from me with this set coming soon! Just playing around with it and having a blast!

Have a wonderful Monday! Happy stampin'! Thanks for your visits! Deb

Sunday, November 25, 2007


A special little card for my best friend Cindy. Cindy has been there for me every day with prayers and hope and lots of love! We have been best pals for over 40 years!
A wonderful box came the other day from UPS and inside were tons of special treasures for me! Wow that is some loving RAK girls! My DH and I explored each individually tissue wrapped item with delight! A hilarious card that sings with "Lucy"(I Love Lucy fame) a song that cracks you up! So funny!

So needless to say, gratitude and a heart felt thanks are going to my pal! Bless our dear cherished friends!
CS-Blue Bayou (doesn't look like it), Whisper White (SU)
DP-Wild Saffron (company name cut off)
stamp-gratitude (Hero Arts)
Ink-Glorious Green (SU)
Corner tag punch (SU)
Harvest gold satin ribbon (Michael's)

Left overs gone yet? I have the soup going now and still have a ton more turkey for enchiladas, yum!
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Thanks for your visit and supportive comments! Deb

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Bountiful blessings...

Happy day after Thanksgiving! Time to move on into the big one now! Ho, ho , ho!

For my last Thanksgiving post of the season, I made this cornucopia card for family members.
I hope all of you that celebrated Thanksgiving, had a wonderfully delightful dinner and visit with family and friends.

CS- Orange note card (Michael's), Whisper White (SU)
Stamp-Cornucopia (Stampendous), sentiment-bountiful (Hero Arts)
Prisma colored pencils, ink -rust (Fluid chalk) (bountiful)
Natural raffia tie and glue dot used

Corner tag punch (SU)
Thanks for you wonderful visits! Deb

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Magical Wishes

Some Christmas note cards I have been making...
Magical wishes card...

Happy Wednesday stampers!

Another Christmas card to add to my growing collection! I am almost good to go now with enough cards made! I also have been making packs of 10 note cards to go out.

CS- Red
PP-Christmas pack (DCWV)
Stamp - Wishing you a magical...(Inkadinkado-Swirly)
Ink-Black (Inkadinkado)
Scallop scissors (Fiskars)
Wide pink stitched ribbon-Michael's)
Prima polka dot flower

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving for those of you in the states! Gobble gobble!! Happy stampin'! Thank you for your visits and support! Deb

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Cardinal in the window

Happy Sunday stampers!

This seasonal Cardinal was itching to get inked up! I punched the window with the Marvy square scallop punch, then stamped the bird into the punched out scallop square.

CS- Whisper White (SU)
PP-Red & white dots )Pine cone Express)
Stamps- Cardinal (Rubber Stampede ), sentiment - Happy Holidays (SU)
Ink-Real red (SU),black (Inkadinkado)
Oval punch, square scallop punch, glitter ink pens, red marker (Marvy)
White sheer ribbon (Michael's)

Happy a beautiful Sunday! Deb

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Jen's SLAM Challenge

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Oh my goodness, I almost to forgot to post this card for Jen's Slam!
I made this earlier today and it turned out so cute! The "be merry" sentiment does not show up in the picture, enlarged it does though. Thanks Jen, these challenges are such fun!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

CS- Textured green (Bazzil)
PP- Christmas pack (DCWV)
Mini stamps-Christmas set (Michael's)
Sentiment-be merry (SU)
Ink-Black (Inkadinkado) , Real Red (SU)
Stickles, gel roll pens
Prima flower with red bling
Corner tag punch (EKS), 1+1/4" square punch (SU)
Happy stampin'! Deb

Beate's SCS weekend challenge

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Happy Saturday stampers! Santa is very busy these days, but I inked him up!
Santa is an extra element for Beate's challenge, but quite franlky I just don't have another card in me today! Back to bed to rest for me. I do like this one, hope it is okay Beate! I am thankful for having been able to create today! Huge!

I must say these Christmas cards are healing and delightful to me! I hope you like them too! I am starting to feel a little holiday spirit, perhaps DH can pull down some lovely decorations to start the home decorating! I point DH places item accordingly! LOL! He did promise me he would put the white lights up in the palm trees, I always love the way that looks at night, so California! So Santa is usually surfing on Christmas around here, I need a surfing Santa stamp for sure! Anyone know of any? I will do a search! Maybe Amuse? Or Inky Antics?
On another note, I am putting out a NURSE BELLA S.O.S.!!!! The nurses that took such great care of me at the hospital recently, are so deserving of a nice thank you card(s). Nurse Bella would be perfect! Does anyone have her? If so, I would very much appreciate some stamped images of her. Oh thanks everyone! I will keep my fingers crossed! (wink).

CS- Red
PP-Christmas stack (DCWV)
Stamps- Santa (Stampabilities), Ho! Ho! Ho! ($ bin Michael's)
Ink-Real Red (SU), Black (Inkadinkado)
Red Prima flower (ebay), wide red ribbon (Michael's) Stickles, gel roll pen, corner tag punch.

Have a wonderful Day! Happy stampin'! Deb

Friday, November 16, 2007

Snowman -Merry Christmas

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Happy Friday! Loving this snowman stamp!

I just adore this snowman stamp by Inkadinkado and the fun glitter Christmas stack paper by DCWV. You can do so much with all of the beautiful mix and match paper! Hope this card makes you smile!

Cs-Red & Whisper White (SU)
PP-Glitter stack pack (DCWV)
Snowman stamp (Inkadinkado)
Merry Christmas circle stamp (Hampton Art)
Ink-Real Red (SU)
Stickles & gel roll pen

Have a terrific Friday and happy stampin'! Thanks for stopping by today! Deb

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Peace On Earth

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Peace On Earth...

CS- Whisper White (SU)
Stamp-Dove- (Hero Arts)
Sentiment- $ bin Michael's
Ink-Bashful Blue (SU) rubbed on with mini make up sponge
Chipboard star from a RAK
Have a wonderful stampin' kind of day! Thanks for your visit! Deb

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Snowflakes and pinetrees

Just a little stampin'!

I stamped the two pine trees and randomly stamped the snowflakes as a background.

CS- Shimmer white (Flourishes sent to me)
Pine tree stamp - (Stampendous)
Snowflakes -Mini holiday stamp set (Michael's)
Sentiment - Mini holiday stamp set (Michale's)
Inks used: Glorious Green (SU), Bashful Blue (SU), brown (Marvy Markers), red gel pen.
Ribbon-green gingham (local stamp store)

Inside of the card diagonally are holly berry leaves stamped.
Simple, and merry! Have a great stampin' day! Deb

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

be merry penquins

Out of the hospital and a little card to share! whew!

Cutest darn ppp (penguin pattern paper) I ever did see! Happy penquins!

I just had to make a little something today! So these little penguins romping about in holiday delight made me smile! Cheery is a good thing!

CS-Whisper White (SU)
PPP-(Me & My Big Ideas)
Sentiment- be merry (SU)
Layered punched flowers and pressed petals togehter for dimension.
Extras-Flower Punch (EKS), corner punch (EKS), gingham ribbon (source unknown)
Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful comments! I have some physical conditions and limitations, but I have to stamp! Whats a gal to do? I say stamp baby! I will create as often and as best I can, and certainly continue to enjoy all of your beauties! Lots to catch up on, please be patient with me if I am in a RAK with you. I always keep my commitments, it just a little bumpy in the road for me now. I need a new suspension! He he! Got to keep the humor going or I will be doomed! So, laugh, stamp, heal, stamp, rest, stamp and I will be good to go with the bumps! Darn those bumps! Thanks fellow bloggers!
Happy stampin'! Deb

Saturday, November 10, 2007

No stampin' for a few days!

Not the best news...but in good hands!

I am sorry to say that my health took a rather painful turn in direction, thus I have landed a private room on the golf course with an ocean view at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla.

If you must be in a hospital, this is one of the best, so for that I am blessed indeed! Extensive tests and procedures are being done, and perhaps I may go home Monday if all goes okay.

I was so looking forward to Beate's weekend challenge and making cards these past few days! I have been in hospital since Thursday night. I received 2 units in a blood transfusion to help my low red cell blood count.

I am tough and trying to be as positive as possible! My daughters are at my side and my DH has been by with gorgeous Stargazer Lilies to fill my room with such a pleasant aroma.

Hope to back posting Monday, if I get out by then.

Happy stampin'! Deb

Monday, November 5, 2007

Beate's weekend SCS Challenge # 26

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Happy Monday stampers!

My take on Beate's challenge... Cool as blue ice...
CS-Whisper White (SU)
PP-DCWV - Glitter slab (Michael's)
Snowman Stamp (Inkadinkado)
Sentiment - be merry -(SU)
Ink-black (Inkadinkado)
Other goodies used: Stickles, SU water color pencils, silver brads (MM), corner round punch (EKS), oval punch (Marvy), Sheer blue ribbon (Michael's), Pop dots (All Night Media), Bashful Blue inked edges (SU).

Have a beautiful day! Happy stampin'! Deb

Saturday, November 3, 2007



The first 3 comments that were left on the last post Stuck on you, are hereby named to be passed on this fun game! I had been one of the first 3 over at Charmaine's blog prior to the fire here in San Diego. So I am catching up!
For some reason, my blog is not showing me many of my recent posts to edit! I refreshed the blog, but no go! I was going to add this game on the end of "Stuck on you" post. Oh well, you gals know now!

The lucky 3 are:


I will be sending your goodies ASAP, and if you want to play, you in return do the same on your blog! You can recruit your blog buddies anyway you want to, and name as many as you desire. So have fun, and please send me your snail mail if you have not already done so! Happy stampin'! Deb

Stuck on you

Happy Saturday Stampers!

I wanted to create a sweet, happy feel good card and this little porcupine has been itching to get some ink on it! Have a terrific day! Happy stampin'! Deb
CS-Tempting Turquoise (SU), Pink (Bazzill)
PP-Simply Paper (Michael's) Corner folded back
Circle punch (Marvy)
Corner round punch (EKS)
Porcupine-stuck on you (SU)
Fun glitter ribbon-(Michael's 50% off rack)!

Friday, November 2, 2007


A card I made for Kimberly's birthday at Crafty Me.

Thank you all for you thoughtful concerned comments and prayers during my evacuation from the Witch Creek Fire (appropriately named). We are back in our home and there is no smoke damage! We are very blessed with regard to the devastation these fires produced and the many lost homes of friends and neighbors on our mountain and in our once, soon to be again beautiful valley.

The exit was a harrowing experience with winds over 65 mph, ambers and ash and smoke made it extremely difficult to breathe, let alone drive down a mountain road! A huge tree branch broke off right in front of me while leaving, I though this could be my demise, as the road was blocked! No other way out either! My angels were working overtime, as there was just barely enough room for me to get around the huge branch that had fallen! At 2 AM in the morning, I was exhausted and sick from the fire smoke and ash, as I attempted to head to a safer spot to rest until what available daylight would come. I must have dozed off crunched up in my front seat for about 45 minutes or so, when I woke up to 20 screeching firetrucks roaring by me! I couldn't see further than 10 feet! The ambers were awful, and then I knew the fire had blazed all the way down the mountain/valley and jumped the 10 lane freeway and was again upon me! I got the heck out of there just in the nick of time and made my exodus like many inching along the freeway to the ocean. I found a safe haven at my girlfriend's home by the coast where me and my 87 lb doggie stayed for one week! Meantime, DH was in Los Angeles working while his DW is in survival mode! Whew...that just plum wore me out ladies! No worries, the stamps ALL were packed as was all of my ink, ribbon, punches and as much paper as I could grab and fit in car! Treasured albums, my wedding scrapbook album, I adore! And of course, my laptop and PC hard drive! I grabbed as many pictures as I could of the kids when they were little and my DH's classic Fender electric guitar (of course) and a few documents! That was it!
My health has been compromised by this ordeal, my doctors have been fabulous and are doing their best to help me, I have the very best in their respective fields and believe me the is very reassuring! I have had immediate and ongoing care with the Scripps ClinicI go to for medical treatment in La Jolla, CA..

We have a powerful generator running, so as you can see I am online and able to keep the refrigerator on, lights and watch TV in the evening. I am using my propane BBQ for cooking. The water is not good to go- yet, a treatment plant was severely damaged, so it could be another week or so. Power poles are being replaced by helicopter on the steepest slopes of the mountain here, they are doing a great job! Hope to be up and running with power in a week. My daily hot shower is a must! I drive down to the tennis and swim club and stand in the shower for a long time, not wanting to get out! We are so blessed, these are just mere inconveniences, we had a home to come home too! Thank the lord!
Now on to important matters at hand here...stampin' and making cards! I am going to be one busy bee, I missed my stampin' so much and all of your creations! I will do my best to catch up!
Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin'! Oh goodie it's Friday! Beate's challenge time! Deb

Friday, October 26, 2007


Stamp angels please consider this RAK!
(This post shall remain at the top of the page for 2 weeks, please scroll down for newer posts)

*Those of you who are planning to send stamps to Maria and have already contacted me, please make note that there are 2 ll's in Fruitville! If already sent, I am sure the packages will make it okay! No worries! THANKS! ~

There is a really sweet gal Marla, (A little bit of everything) in Ontario, Canada that lost her home and everything in it! Thank God she and her family survived the devastating home fire and are okay!

Needless to say, Marla will need to start an entire new collection of stamps! This is where you card angels come in! This is a wonderful cause for us to pull together, and send Marla stamps, gently used or new ones if you like. I am thinking a little gift certificate to Michael's may be nice too! So, if you are in the US or know Marla from Canada, any help would be so awesome! Marla is terribly humbled by this effort, so lets step up and give her a stampin' hand!

Marla and her family are moving to Florida in a week, so the stamps will go to her new Florida addie.

If you would like to help out, please leave an angel comment here and email me, so I can send you the mailing information in Florida. Thank you so very much!

Bless you all and have a terrific day! Happy stampin'!

Monday, October 22, 2007

San Diego Fires

Hi, this is not Deborah, but rather, Domenica (her daughter & fellow blogger). I wanted to update my mom's readers to let you know that my mom evacuated her home at 2am. The back roads to her home (on the mountain) were being closed due to the threat of the fires. My mom packed-up with her nearly 80-pound German Shepard and everything sentimental that she could possibly cram into her car. On a funny note, her dog was sitting next to a pile of ribbon (she did try to take a lot of paper crafting supplies with her). She is at a friend's house for the time being and is not sure if she will have a home to return to when she is allowed back up the mountain. It is very upsetting, but I am just happy that she was able to get out safely.

If my mom is in a swap with you, etc, you can email me at domenica at shaw dot ca or contact me on my blog and I can see if there is any way that I can help out.

Thanks! And, all good thoughts/prayers are greatly appreciated!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Rejoice - Reindeer

Happy Sunday stampers!

Perhaps you may have noticed than I am enamored with theses new Flourishes sets! I was very impressed wth the friendly personal customer service that this company offers. The stamps come in a nice bag with a Flourish tag and ribbon at the top. Inside the bag, the stamps are nicely hand wrapped in pink tissue with more ribbon. How very nice indeed to purchase from smaller companies and receive that kind of servie.

This card was fun to create, however looking back at it now, perhaps it would be better to have stamped the reindeer in a bolder ink, such as the Glorious Green. Next time I shall!

CS White scallop (Bazzill).
Stamps-Reindeer & Rejoice (Flourishes) Mini swirls (SU).
Ink- Regal Rose, Glorious Green & Real Red (SU).
Red & green Stickles.
Mini stitched ribbon (stash).

We have tremendous Santa Ana winds here today, in excess of 20 mph currently! Hope the satellite stays up and running okay! Not to mention our high fire danger warnings! Here we go again October in Southern California! LOL! Deb

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Beate's SCS challenge #24

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My take on Beate's sketch, I made the main image and background a bit larger than on the sketch, I just had to play with this gorgeous new Flourishes set! My Christmas card stash grows! Now back to the Christmas note cards!

CS-Green & Red (Bazzill), Whisper White (SU) PP-(Bo Bunny).
Stamp(s) Tree & Noel (Flourishes) Ink- Glorious Green (SU)
CB folder - Textiles
Ribbon (Michael's) Red bling $ bin (Michael's).
Tag corner punch (SU)
Hope you day is going great! Deb

Santa as merry...

Happy Saturday stampers!

I had been wanting to make a circle hole punch card, so I gave it a go! I really like Santa popping through the circle! I am slowy but surely getting a nice collection of Christmas cards going! I am mass producing note cards in packs of 10, in between too! Too much fun!

I was thinking, that I'm not the only one to have been laying in the bath or bed and a card idea pops into your head, right? Of course not! I read a blogger that got an idea in the middle of night and her DH just rolled his eyes and rolled over and went back to sleep! LOL! So funny! The trick is, at least for me is to remember the idea! LOL! Sometimes I get up and scribble down my thoughts! You know you have the card bug when it is consuming your thoughts! I love to be consumed, works for me! It is a good thing, a good consumption!

CS-Red (Bazzill), PP-Christmas stripes (Bo Bunny) Chipboard (source unkown) Stamp-Mini Christmas set (Michael's), Circle & scallop punch (Marvy). Stickles, red embellies $ bin & ribbon (Michael's).

Happy stampin' and bloggin'! Deb

Friday, October 19, 2007

Special card from Rose Ann!

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What a nice surprise today in my mailbox!
I have a daily routine that my dear German Shepherd Lobie and I do every afternoon...we walk through the groves up to a clearing where I can see many vistas including the ocean. If we time it right, I see at least 6-8 hot air balloons out toward the Pacific. The backdrop of the sunset on its way is just breath taking!

This walk is such a blessing to me every day! My pooch is so happy and always has an avocado "to go" (in his mouth)! He is as fit as a fiddle from running up and down the mountain, he is one solid guy! On the "loop" we walk, the mailbox is on our way home and I it is always so nice when there is somethng special and not bills!

Dear Rose Ann sent me this gorgeous card today and she made me smile big time! Thanks Rose Ann! I should put a big heart on my mailbox, there is a whole lot of love passing through it! Have a terrific weekend! Happy stampin'! Deb

You make me smile tag!

I have been tagged by Samm , Debbie and Allison! Oh you girls!! Thanks a bunch!
There are so many smiles going on here! It is just wonderful!

You all certainly make me smile! This is just the cutest! BIG SMILES!
Back at you all to be sure! My entire reader list and many more all make me smile!
A couple of gals I will tag:
Laura ~ Have fun and keep smiling! ~ Deb

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Flourishes Reindeer

Flourishes sets finally arrived! Love them! Can't wait to create lots of cards with them!
So, better late than never, I posted my card on SCS (pending approval) for the Flourishes incentive. I have just begun to post a few on my gallery at SCS (primastamper). I had a few in June posted, and I just didn't post there after that. I got into my blog ,blogging and posting here, figured that was plenty! I do love to check SCS out and wonder through the gorgeous cards that inspire me! Not to mention the great tutorials! Truly a wonderful experience! But you already knew that! He he! (Sorry that the picture isn't very good)!

CS- Beige textured & (Red (almost like burgundy) Bazzill. Always Artichoke -SU.
Stamps-Flourishes -Rejoice set-
Ink-Real Red -SU
Red bling (MM)
Pop dots beneath reindeer & sentiment
Tag punch -SU
Ribbon -Source unknown

I hope everyone had a terrific day, I have some catching up to do Thursday! Thanks for your visits and kind comments! Deb

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Beate's SCS Challenge #23 -PEACE


I know the deadline for Beate's challenge is Wednesday at 9 AM, and I will be in sleepy land, so I figured I better get this card made and posted! Whew! Busy one today!

CS-Royal blue (Bazzill),Purely Pomegranate (SU),Light blue (Bazzill)Whisper White (SU)
PP-Me & My Big Ideas
Stamps-Dove (Hero Arts),Peace (random acrylic stamp I had).
Ink-Black (Inkadinkado)
Mega circle scallop punch (Marvy)
Stickles (can't see in picture, on the little leafs)

Thanks for your visits today! Good night! Deb

Black and White Christmas

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This card is for the challenge over at Allison's. The challenge is to make a Christmas card using just black and white! I had never made a black and white Christmas card before, and I must say it is pretty cool!
CS-Black scallop (Bazzill) Whisper White (SU)
Stamps-Tree -(Delta), sentiment - Christmas mini set (Michael's)
Ink-Black (Inkadinkado)
Black velvet ribbon -(Dashes, Dots & Checks (Michael's)
Thanks Allison for a great challenge! Deb

Moose Christmas!

Happy Tuesday stampers!

This is an off set gate fold card, in that the fold in not centered. I had a bit of a difficult time getting a nice picture of the card open and closed. I think the red background pops the card best. It is as most of the time BIRL! For now, this will have to do, hope it's okay. I was just feeling very fortunate to have been able to finish this and another card!

This soft beige paper was nice for the card stock (Bazzill) , Forest green? (Bazzill),Whisper White (SU).

Stamps: Moose you set (SU), Christmas lights $ bin (Michael's), Merry Christmas stamp -mini set (Michael's). Giga scallop punch & circle punch (Marvy). Corner round punch (EKS) Ink-Chocolate (moose) (Anna Griffin) Moonlight white (Archival Brilliance). Stickles used on lights. Yummy satin ribbon, by the yard (Michael's).

Thank you for your sweet comments , I do appreciate you all so very much! Super Hugs!
Have a terrific healthy, happy stampin' day!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Our health is our wealth!

Hi blogger buddies, happy Monday to you!

I am under or over the weather today! I will respond to all of your angel Rak comments, as soon as I feel a bit better. Thank you for your generosity and support for Marla.
When I am ill, I certainly realize how vital it is to feel well enough to do the things you need and love to do on a daily basis. We just usually take it for granted each day, as we go about in so many directions! I have good days and bad ones, but I am happy to say I had 20 happy faces on my calendar in a row recently! That was huge for me! I keep that in perspective to be sure and count my blessings!
Please hang in there with me, check back later on, I have a card to post.
Did you notice that Blogger is doing a mini maintenance/outage today I think at 4PM PDT for a short time. Okay, I am going to rest now and hope to be doing much better later on.

Stampin' hugs to all of you!
Have healthy happy day! Deb

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Tagged by Samm!

Okay 7 things about myself (of interest) hmmmm...lets see...
Not sure how interesting these are to you...but here goes!

1) When I was a child I pretended to be a horse and make stick jumps and play horse show! I became an accomplished equestrian wining top honors for many years, and studied in Ireland.

2) My youngest daughter sent me a balloon from school and drew a wonderful picture, which I still treasure today. The balloon flew by me in Malibu, CA I swear!

3) I had a dream that my third baby was a pretty little blonde girl, running through the fields and her name was Heidi. I had a pretty little blonde girl, and I knew she was my Heidi! That was so cool!

4) I know ahead of time when my DH, kids or best friend are going to call me! I just feel it!

5) I remember things that I am blown away with that I remember! Believe me I DO have senior moments! He he!

6) I have snow skied in the morning and gone to the beach in he afternoon!

7) I have used 10 of my 9 lives (At least)! LOL!

That is what comes to mind.
Have a great day! Deb



Congrats to Rita! One splendid card two ways winner!

Please email me addie and your "surprise" goodies will be on the way to your mail box!

Thank you to all that participated, your cards were fabulous! This was fun and a bit different! Deb

Friday, October 12, 2007


Thank you for playing this fun challenge!Winner to be announced October 14th.
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One card two ways challenge!

Guide lines for this challenge:
Make one card that may be interpreted two ways. My samples show one card turned vertically and then turned horizontally. Thus, one card two ways! Check out my samples and have fun creating this challenge! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
For my samples I used Peaceful Wishes Set (SU) CS-Hunter Green (SU) the picture doesn't show the nice dark green but believe me it is! Brushed Linen (Bazzil) Marvey Markers for image & sentiment. Picture frame brads, pop dots beneath the sentiment. Sheer red polka dot ribbon (Michael's).
Hope you give it a go! Deb