Saturday, September 29, 2007

On Dancer and Prancer...

Happy (late) Saturday stampers!
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Finally late but nevertheless still Saturday here in California, I am posting a new card that I made today! In case you haven't noticed lately, I have had a taste for the flavor pink! Pink is happy and makes people feel good!
I wanted to share that I have viewed many blogs today and the creations are just fabulous! You all have such spirit, not to mention all of the creativity and inspiration! So hats off to all of you!
Card recipe:
CS-Whisper White (SU) Shimmer pink (Bazzil), Pink glitter (Bazzil) PP-striped and backside circles (Reminisce), reindeer (Brenda Walton is all I could see on what is left on backside).
Colored embellies (from stash),circle punch (Marvy),stamp, mini assortment set (Michael's), gel roll glitter pen on letters and brush on glitter on trees. Pop dots beneath oval, tag punch (SU).
Thanks for your visit! Deb

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Friends & flowers

Happy Thursday stampers!

Friends card...
(Click to enlarge image)
Another wonderful day to enjoy all of our blessings! Friends are such a blessing and over the years the closet of friendships are so dear to our hearts. I found this nice stamp at one of my favorite scrapbook stores the other day on sale for $2.00! I grabbed it and knew it would be a nice stamp to add to my friendship collection.
Card ingredients:
CS-Whisper White (SU)
Pink Passion (SU)
CB folder-Stylized flowers
Stamp-(Stamps Happens Inc.)
Ink-Black (Inkadinkado)
Water color pencils (SU)
Markers-Marvy & Gelly roll
Flower embellie (Martha Stewart)
White dotted ribbon (Michael's)
Tag punch -(SU)
Multi dimensional layers (pop dots circles)
Thank you for your visits and have a great day! Go stampin'! Deb

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Sweet little card I made using some paper from my huge slab of pattern paper from Costco.This is light hearted and so darn cute! Good way to start our day!
CS-Pink textured scallop (Bazzil),Bashful Blue (SU)
DP-Coordinating paper (My Mind's Eye
Stamp-gratitude (Hero Arts) Mini flower (SU)
Ink-Real Red (SU)
Ribbon (Michael's)
I am on a roll, check back later for another creation! Thanks for your visits! Have a great day! Deb


What card making brings into my life! Thank you all of my fellow bloggers for the joy that your creations bring into many lives. The joy of card making and sharing with others is what this is all about to me.
Okay, enough mushy stuff!!
Card ingredients:
CS- Whisper White (SU) Light green (Bazzil) Purely Pomegrante
PP-Basic Grey (Phoebe)?
Prima flower
JOY stamp (random Christmas mini)
Ink-Real Red (SU)
Pink ribbon (from a blog candy)
Have a wonderful Wednesday! Thanks for your visits! Deb

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Gobble Gobble!

Happy Tuesday stampers!

I found this fun turkey paper the other day at one of my favorite scrapbook stores, and I just couldn't wait to make a card with it! Turkey's going every which way, and the reverse side is a fun pumpkin design! I don't know about you, but I am soooo ready for turkey, stuffin' and mashed potatoes with gravy, and oh of course the string beans and cranberry sauce! YUM!

The recipe for this turkey gobble gobble card:
CS - Shimmer sand (Bazzil) Chocolate (Bazzil)
DP-Reminsce (love this company)!
Die cut gobble gobble with Prima flower and rust brad (MM)
Orange gingham bow- (my local scrapper store).

Have a terrific day and enjoy your stampin'! Thanks for stopping by! Deb

Monday, September 24, 2007

Bears & Moose oh my!

Happy Monday stampers!

I made this Christmas card last night when I discovered this cute paper from last year! Simple, clean and fresh layout, holiday fun!

CS-Cardinal Red (Paper Co,) Marvy Giga circle scallop punch
Whisper White (SU) Marvy circle medium punch
Hunter Green (SU) Stamp in the round (Hampton Arts)
Bears & Moose pp (?) Ink-Real Red (SU)
Ribbon (Michael's) Corner round punch (EKS) Pop dots under circle.

Have a wonderful day in what ever you are doing! Hopefully you can get some stampin' in too!
Thanks for your kind visits! Deb

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Beate's weekend challenge - SCS # 20

Happy Sunday stampers!
My daughter and I went to lunch yesterday and we stopped by one of my favorite super duper scrapbook stores! I of course was in heaven, as the store has a vast impressive inventory of fabulous paper and tons of everything else to clean your wallet out! LOL! I found the reindeer paper in My Mind's Eye section and thought it was so cute! In the back of the store were several tables full of "garage sale" items, customers had brought in to sell. Many brand new items and stamps galore! There were a few SU sets still in the boxes unmounted, although I already had them or didn't feel the need to have them. I did manage to find a single cool stamp for $2.00! I will be making a card soon with this new stamp. TMF!
This sketch was a good one as they all are with Beate! Thanks Beate, I look forward to these each weekend!
The card ingredients are as follows:
CS-Sand -(Bazzil), Chocolate shimmer (Bazzil), Bashful Blue (SU). DP-(My Mind's Eye). Merry Christmas stamp (Hampton Arts) Michael's 25% off! Reindeer stamp (Moose you set-SU). Ink-Chocolate brown (Anna Griffin). Edges inked with the chocolate brown ink. Sheer blue ribbon (Michael's). Pop dots beneath Merry Christmas image. The picture is not true to color as seen IRL. The background of the reindeer is beige, but it seemed to have picked up a different hue., just thought I would mention that! LOL Deb!
I have a serious confession to make, I do not have Chocolate chip paper or ink by SU! Can you imagine that? I know most of you can't live without it, and I wonder how the heck I have done so! LOL! Ordering it ASAP!
Hope your Sunday is going great! Happy stampin'! Deb

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Napa Valley wine labels

Happy Saturday my blogging friends!

We are finally having a light rain that we so desperately need! Southern California is a crispy cracker, and we are coming up on our fire season. Lets hope we get some serious rain from this storm passing by.
It is so nice to get up Saturday morning with my coffee cup in hand and go to blogland! I will be working on Beate's sketch among other things today. In the meantime, I made this card last night to share this morning. The wine label paper is so cool, I just love it! What a fabulous scrapper background paper page this would make if you'd gone on a wine country tour. I haven't gone wine tasting in so long, but is is fun and such beautiful country, not to mention the fabulous food along the way! Yum!

Ingredients for a good vintage wine card as follows:
CS- Harvest gold-Bazzil, Creme-Bazzil, Chocolate brown-Bazzil, PP-BOBUNNY-Napa Valley Wine Labels.
SU corner tag punch, Brown ribbon grosgrain-SU.
Thanks for stopping by, happy stampin'! Have a terrific day! Deb

Friday, September 21, 2007


Alex tagged me, so here we go again! I have to get caught up on all of this fun!

Four places I worked:

1) Malibu Riding & Tennis Club (Malibu, CA)
2) Real Estate Company -realtor associate- Santa Monica, CA
3) Tesserae Custom Mosaics - Los Angeles, CA & San Diego, CA
4) Prima Mosaics- my company - San Diego, CA

~Four places I have lived:

1) Pennsylvania (born there)
2) Pacific Palisades, CA
3) Malibu, CA
4) San Diego, CA (present)

~Four places I have visited on vacation:

1) Ireland
2) England
3) Canada

~Four favorite foods:

1) Prime rib
2) Fresh swordfish
3) Salads
4) Chocolate ice cream

~Four places I would rather be right now: (I am happy right where I am)!

1) Calgary, Canada with my DD and Son in law, and my MOST PERFECT GRAND BABIES!
2) Kauai (have ticket)!!
3 Tahiti
4) Switzerland

Now it's your turn! Have fun ladies!


I have been mia...

I have missed everyone and their beautiful creations! I went to Maryland for a couple of days and my computer was not a happy camper when I returned! So off to the computer infirmary it went! Happy computer now! I will be doing lots of catching up to be sure! So many things to attend here in blogland!
The first order of business is to thank Michele for the fabulous candy she so generously sent to me! WOWZER! What a treat and it is not even Christmas yet!!! I can't wait to play with all of this great stuff! The paper pack is just the coolest with an assortment of Halloween papers. I just love everything and the wonderful card Michele made me! Lucky me!
I will be getting out my blog candy Pay it forward winners Monday! My monthly ALoha rak card is postal! Many thank you cards to get out, and some more special RAK's too! Somewhere in between the above mentioned I will make cards! LOL! No worries, I will go on go into create mode! Beate's challenge time, oh goodie! TMF!
It is nice to be back, I will be on my computer for hours making the rounds! Deb

Monday, September 17, 2007

Asian Love

Over at Angel's blog, I saw "Pay it forward", I was one of the first 3 to comment on a post of hers. Sweet Angel sent me a very nice RAK which I will share on my blog as soon as I get a picture. Thanks Angel, you are such a sweetie!
The first 3 comments on this post will receive a RAK from me. Then each of you (the first 3) do the same on your blog and so on and so on. It is a really nice way to share something with a fellow blogger. Thanks for stopping by and playing!

Now to the card !
The other day on SCS there was a challenge in which the embellishment used was limited. I am not sure what exactly it was called, but you all probably know the one I mean. Beate had used pine needles on her beautiful card, and another person used some discarded jewelry to make another stunning creation. I used horse tails on this Asian flair love card. Brown corrugated brown paper, Asian paper (source unknown), Certainly Celery (SU) Love symbol stencil ((Walmart). Brown raffia (Michael's'). Corner round punch (EKS).
Have a great Monday! Please email me your addie if you are one of the first 3 to post comment, have fun stampin'! Deb

Sunday, September 16, 2007

SCS ~Beate's wekend challenge # 19

Happy Sunday stampers!
Beate's weekend challenge prompted me to get out my favorite Father Christmas stamp for the occasion! The cs -white scallop & green (Bazzil). Image is stamped on Whisper White (SU).
Image is stamped with Real Red (SU), Father Christmas stamp (Embossing Arts Co.) HO HO HO stamp (from large set of mini Christmas stamps I found on sale last year at Michael's). Gold ink (Inkadinkado). Red stitched ribbon was in my stash, and the bow was too! Hope your day is merrie! Please enlarge image, I had a camera moment! LOL!
*Later today, I will post something new, and the FIRST 3 comments will be lucky recipients of a RAK! So stay tuned!
Thanks for visiting! Have a fabulous day! Deb~
Thanks for your visits! Happy stampin'! Deb

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Peaceful Wishes card for the troops

Happy Saturday stampers!
This Christmas card is for the troops that need our support, especially during the holidays. Paula is posting these cards on her blog (loves blooms in me) will send the info to you on
where to send the troop cards. I am going to try and get a few more made. (Link not working, sorry).
This SU set Peaceful Wishes was the first set I ever purchased, last year when all this stampin' began for me! I love this set and you can do so much with it. That is the beauty of the SU sets, the versatility of them., not to mention how well they stamp! You already know that! He he!
CS-Whisper White (SU) Ink-Glorious Green, Real Red & Anna Griffin Choc. Brown. SU brown grosgrain ribbon on side of card. Keeping the card simple but having a holiday flair was my objective, I didn't want to gussy this one up for a tough Marine or Navy or Army guy to receive! I wouldn't image they would be into bows and such! Bless them all for what they do each and every day!
Have a great stampin' day, off to do Beate's challenge! Thanks for your visits! Deb

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fluffles Christmas tags

Happy Thursday stampers!
The image is not clear, sorry! Click to get a better view.
These cute little tags are for a tag swap I am in. I just love playing with Mr. Fluffles he is just too much fun! Everyone should have at least 1 or 2 Fluffles stamps!

I have 20 Bella note cards in progress on my table, 2 cards that I need to make today, so I better get busy! Hopefully I will be back later to post some more creations. Thanks for stopping by and hope your day is going great! Deb

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


This cherish chipboard has been popping up around my embellies lately, but I just wasn't sure what to do with it! So I just cherished it a while...
I was going through some paper and organizing it by color, and I came across this cool metallic paper. I had a 6 x 6 piece of sweet pp and I thought with some pale pink rose paper this would be nice. Corner tag punch (SU). Cherish chip board (Bohemia) pop dots beneath. Flower punch (EKS). I folded in the petals of 3 flowers and layered them for dimension. Rust brad in the center (MM). Pop dots beneath flower.

Wishing everyone a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by today! Deb

Monday, September 10, 2007

A little bird told me...

Happy Monday Stampers!

This cute little card is one of 2o I am making for 2 sets of note cards. The CS is Tempting Turquoise (SU) the PP is MM. The darling birdie stamp with sentiment is from the $ bin (Michael's)! Prima flower & mini turquoise brad MM. Marvy Gega & mega circle scallop punches. Birdie colored with gel pen. Pop dot under birdie. A cute simple way to start my day!
Have a terrific day and enjoy ! Deb

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Thinking of you for Maddy Mason -SCS

Happy Sunday!
This card is for a SCS gal Maddy Mason. I was reading my Buddie's blog today, Alex and she had some sad news to share that she had just learned about. I don't know Maddy, however like Alex mentioned in her post, we should all pull together and support dear Maddy during her difficult time. I viewed her cards on SCS and she is such an asset to SCS and the card making world. There are links on Alex's blog regarding the information to Maddy on SCS. I will mail this card Monday, and pray for Maddy.
Life is so precious, embrace each moment! Thanks for visiting today! Deb

Saturday, September 8, 2007

You are on my mind

I'm back again today and may be again later! Good Saturday here for making cards! Gorgeous day and my spirit is content, so I am on a roll (I hope)! I certainly do wish all my blog buddies a very happy day and please do treasure every moment as they are so precious!

The envelope fold is probably my favorite card design, next to a gate fold to create. The cutting takes some time, as it is all done by hand but worth it I do believe! The CS is Pink Passion (SU), DP (Anna Griffin). Pink flower, green button & ribbon (BOBUNNY). Top flap adorned with pink mini bling. Sentiment stamp -(Michael's $ bin). Word punch (SU). Sheer pink polka dotted ribbon (Sheer Creations-Michael's). I should have done a better close up, but thank goodness we have the click on image ability!
I am such a tennis fan, (as is DH) I use to play a lot and did some mini tourneys. So, I am glued to the US Tennis Open! I have been following it closely for 2 weeks, now it's coming to an end, bummer! The ladies are about to play the finals, I'm onboard for Justine Henin (Belgium).
Tomorrow is the Men's finals, go Roger Federer, as he is the # 1 dude! Sorry to go on if you are not a fan! But lookout! It's NFL time whopieeee! Go Chargers!
So that is about it for now, hope to be creating some more later. Thanks for your special visit! Deb

Beate's weekend challenge # 18

H a p p y S a t u r d a y !
Harmony is bliss!

I love my new Autumn words set from Hero Arts. The harmony sentiment is one of my favorites, so I was happy to be able to use it for this challenge. Gold & moss CS (Bazzil) and DP (Wild Asparagus) along with the Outline Stamps (2 sizes) After cutting each flower out I used pop dots between each layer for that cool dimensional touch! Keeping in the fall spirit and the sketch design, I was pleased with the continuity of this card, simply stated with style!
Have a fabulous happy creative day! Thanks for visiting! Deb

Friday, September 7, 2007

Bella thanks!

Happy Friday!

Today was just one of those days! The hours passed by and days end was upon me! There are so many computer virus's going around, so I did plenty of needed maintenance, serious back up, and ran virus check just to be sure, and then plenty of running around! May I strongly suggest that you all consider backing up your precious files at least on a monthly basis. The sad stories of people losing their data and photos is alarming in the event of a computer crash. I know I take it for granted quite a bit and forget to back up, so lets BACK IT UP this weekend ladies!
I managed to squeeze in a little Bella gal thanks card, very simple mind you. She is so cute who can go wrong with Bella? CS-Whisper White (SU) Green & yellow paper (Bazzil),Corner round punch (EKS), polka dot ribbon (Michael's) as well as the thanks stamp ($ bin)! Love that bargain bin! I think I now have all the ones my store offers! LOL! One can never have too many stamps! So stamp on ladies, and have a great evening! Now to make my rounds! Oh goodie Beate's challenge time! Deb

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Happy Thursday stampers!

These fall colors are surrounding me, since I got organized again! I spent over an hour yesterday, attempting to organize my scraps! LOL! I managed to make a bit of a more organized mess, if you know what I mean! At least they are accessible, so I can spend another hour looking for just the right piece! Just kiddin'! I hoard my paper, just cannot bare to toss it out! Sound at all familiar? He he!

Thanksgiving card: CS-Always Artichoke (SU),Harvest gold (Bazzil),DP-Junkitz. Flower punch (EKS). Black & orange paper (Bazzil). Gold bling-(not sure in stash),Thanksgiving tag (deluxecuts) After I completed the card, I realized that the steam from the pie (tag) doesn't show (same shades of rust against each other)! DUH Deb! I slid a piece of the lighter portion of the DP under the steam, and it is much better!

Those of you who know of my DD Domenica, then you may know of her Seattle shopping stamping stores spree! I have a feeling she'll be able to fill a wheelbarrow after the damage she is doing! What fun! Can't wait to see all her goodies! The only bummer is, she lives in Calgary and I live in southern California! Darn I hate when that happens! Good thing for blogs!

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for your visits and support! Deb

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Happy Wednesday
This card was fun and a bit of a change for me! I tore the polka dotted paper to give a snow like appearance. Jolly Santa is stamped (Stampabilites) and cut out so he can hold the hand cut Christmas tree! I used my Fiskars decorative edge scissors for the tree. Ho! Ho! HO! stamp (katie & co.) is stamped with Real Rojo ink (SU). The little presents are die cuts. Santa is colored with gel pens and a white writer pen for his beard and parts of his suit. CS used-Whisper White (SU). & Green (Bazzil). Have a wonderful day! Happy stampin'! Deb

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Happy Tuesday!

Just bought this darling Fluffles kitty stamp, and it sure is fun! I will be making lots of different cards and tags with this one!
CS- White scallop ,green, and almost red (Bazzil). Whisper White (SU). BoBunny plaid paper. Marvy Giga circle scallop punch & medium circle punch. White on white ribbon-(Michael's).
Corner round punch (EKS). Pop dots beneath stamped circle. Thanks for your visits today! Deb

Monday, September 3, 2007

Jen's Aloha RAK (August)

Happy Labor Day!
This is the card I sent for the August Aloha RAK to Honolulu, HI. I was a little concerned since I hadn't heard from anyone! Today I received a nice email from Cheryl, saying she received the card! Cheryl is such a sweetie and you would like a visit to her blog soon! Have a great BBQ today and happy stampn'! Deb

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Simply Sunday!

happy birthday...
My thought was to create a simplistic and cheerful birthday card. The pink scallop CS (Bazzil), along with the DP -Stella Stripes (EKS) seem to set the stage. The BOBUNNY flower with the adorable green button and pink gingham ribbon was actually my original inspiration! Marvy Giga & Mega circle scallop punches, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White (SU). White writers gel pen for faux stitching. Bling rhinestones (Michael's Craft Store). The stamp(s) happy and birthday are from "happy everything "set (SU). Ink-Pink Passion (SU). I was considering adding an additional strip of paper horizontally on the card, (beneath the flower), but decided to keep it the way it is. Simple! What do you think? Thanks for your visit today! Happy stampin' Deb

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Beate's weekend challenge #17

Fun challenge!
Thanks Beate, you are so nice to do these sketches every week! I look forward to them! CS-Orange papaya (Paper Co.) DP-Sunflower (Rusty Pickle), stripe paper (Wild Asparagus). Stamp-"for you" sentiment (Michael's Craft Store $1 bin). Olive color chalk, Chocolate brown (Anna Griffin). Thanks for your visits! Have a happy creative day! Deb


Happy Saturday!
Today in my mailbox was my new Autumn Words set from Hero Arts! I love the variety of the set. So I put "harmony" right to the ink! (Real Rojo - (SU). The card stock is Whisper White (SU) The DP is from My Mind's Eye- Costco slab! The flower stamps are from Outline Stamps. Pop dots between each flower layer. Wide red ribbon (Michael's $1 bin)! Thanks Alex for all of your help with Adobe photoshop! Click on image to enlarge, I must start resizing prior to posting! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great safe weekend! Deb