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!

(hope the picture isn't too light)

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.
Please scroll down for newer posts.
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

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Domenica's fabulous cupcakes!

Happy Wednesday stampers!
This wonderful yummy card was made by DD, Domenica,! I am so proud of her talent that I am bursting at the seams! Domenica is the reason I stamp, make cards and have a blog today! Who knew? She continually inspires me and brings such joy into my life, I am truly blessed! Not to mention she is the mother of my most perfect grand babies! So if you have not already been by her blog, go for a vist,you'll be glad you did!

Hope everyone had a terrific day! Thanks for stoppin by! Deb

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Beate's SCS challenge #22

Happy Monday stampers!

This cute Bella was wanting to get stamped again so out she came to play for Beate's challenge!

CS-Light green textured (Bazzil) Pale blue shimmer (Bazzil), Crimson Red (Bazzil). PP-Scrap piece (trying to make use of this)!
Bella was actually holding a bouquet of flowers in a pot, I used Marvy markers to ink only Bella, not the flowers. I then stamped a present stamp from my Christmas mini's (Michael's). Sentiment stamp form same mini set. Ink used on image-Inkadinkado-black & Real Red (SU). Red and green Stickles used on present. Red stitched ribbon (local stamp store) ribbon punch (SU), Tag corner Punch (SU), pop dots beneath sentiment.

Hope your day is going great! Deb

Monday, October 8, 2007

Great mail day!

Happy Monday stampers!

I was fornunate enough to win a blog candy over at Michelle's creativestamper. (having trouble with her link).
The prize was a brand new SU set unmounted, which I have already mounted and I am ready to get some ink on! Have a great day! Happy creating! Deb

Sunday, October 7, 2007


Happy Sunday stampers!

Over at Tracy's, for WCMD there were a couple of contests offered, through Jusjohanna as noted on Tracy's blog. One was to make a single layer card, so this is my little birdie, wishing you joy! I hope it was okay to add the Prima, I couldn't resist! So sweet and simple it is. I sure hope that everyone enjoyed WCMD, it was so much fun to see all of the great energy going on!
Thanks for your visits! Deb

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Jen's Sham Battle Sunday

Fun, fun, fun! Jen's Sham challenge!

This challenge is so cool! Make a card without a sentiment, but obvious as to what it would be for. So here is my take on Jen's sham!
CS-Always Artichoke (SU
Rose Pink (Bazzil)
Green (Bazzil)
DP-(Anna Griffin)
Ribbon- (Michael's)
Mimi preen brad (MM).
Decorative edge scissors (Fiskars)
Pop dots beneath the trees.

Hope you all are making tons of cards and scrappin' pages! Deb



Bountiful: Abundant;plentiful
Thus is the blessings we have upon this fabulous day! The power in numbers of cardmakers and scrappers alike all over the world to share our love and obsession! Enjoy! Stamp, cut , emboss and be merry! Have fun loving what you love to do!

In the last Hero Arts catalog were some pictures of many gorgeous stamps and designs. I gravitated toward this bountiful stamp and the greasses. I found the sentiment box of 5 words on ebay, and my very special stamp store ordered the grass stamp for me! So I cased this from the Hero Arts catalog of past, and I do believe I did it justice! I tried very hard to make it so nice! Hope you all like this card too!
Whisper White (SU) Rust textured (Bazzil) Harvest gold textured (Bazzil)
Stamps: Grass and sentiment (Hero Arts)
Ink-Olive green & yellow citrus (Color Box fluid chalk) Orange pigment ink (Color Box).
Natural raffia.
I stamped the grasses several times, repeating with light and darker tones. Stamped bountiful across the bottom, added the raffia. I love starting World cardmaking Day with this one!

Keep checking back today, there will lots more to share! Deb

Friday, October 5, 2007

One More Birthday card for Nan!

For Nan's 88th birthday...
One of DD's came to visit me yesterday and with no time to spare, she announced to me that she needed to mail her card Tuesday Nan, as Brittney is off to a medical convention in Florida. Love the Anna Griffin paper!
I would have preferred to mat it on white cs against the Pink Passion (SU) but it didn't happen! Sentiment stamp (SU). I put it into an envie and off Brittney went with a birthday card for her Nan's 88th!
Thanks for your visits today! Deb


Happy Friday stampers!
Sweet card for Mom's 88th birthday!!
Blue cs (Bazzil) Pink Passion (SU) DP-Heidi Grace (love it)! Prima birdie & flower. Sentiment stamp $ bin (Michael's), ink-Black (Inkadinkado), Pretty in pink ribbon (SU).

I think she will smile when she receives her card from me!
Ihave one more to post when I get back from store! Happy stampin'! Deb

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Domenica's birthday card!

Oh happy Thursday stampers!

Finally after 2 plus weeks from southern California to Calgary Canada, (via customs apparently) my DD (craftyincalgary) received her birthday card a week late! At least she got it, right? She loved it too!
So I am sharing this fun card with my blogland stampers! buddies! Lucky you! Ha!
Card recipe:
CS-Scallop pink (Bazzil) DP- (America n Crafts) So young and hip!
Flower embellie from my flower stash!
Stamps - Happy (SU)
Ink- Black (Inkadinkado)
Lots of love going on today in blogland! The October awareness is huge! It's awesome!
Have a great evening! Deb

New flower stamp

Happy Thursday stampers!

Hope this day is wonderful for all of you! I made this card using a new flower stamp I recently bought and I hadn't inked it up yet! It is brilliant and so much can be done with it, layers and many coloring options! This one will be a good stamp for me to practice the Copic markers that Santa is hopefully bringing! Double fudge brownies and milk will be waiting for Santa!! LOL!
Recipe for this card:
CS-Burnt Orange (Bazzil),Always Artichoke (SU) PP-Stripes (Reminsce).
Flower stamp-"Ruffled bloom" (Stampendous),whing you joy $1 bin (Michael's).
Ink-Black (Inkadinkado) Flower colored with Marvy markers.
Copper brad (MM). Stripe ribbon (We R Memory Keepers).
Thanks for your visit! Deb

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Happy Wednesday stampers!

I have been busy doing other time consuming projects unrelated to card creating this week, but still along the creative lines of design;flooring and counter tops selections. It is quite a process to go and look at all of the many options and get an education on all of the products! I have learned plenty! So I run from place to place with samples in hand and gather my info and pricing and lead time. Lots of luck trying to get this done by Christmas! I am on a mission !

I made some some note cards this morning for a pack of 10 I need. I selected this Sweet angle stamp from a mini Christmas set I acquired last year from Michael's. The precious little angle is stamped on Whisper White (SU) circle punch (Marvy),Sugar coated glitter paper (Doodlebug), scallop punch, large scallop punch DP -(EKS-Claire Boyd) revers able darling paper! Snowflakes folder (CB) Whisper White (SU). Pink cs(Bazzil). Small punch folded in half adhered brad(MM) stamped Blessed -Regal Rose ink (SU). Polka dot ribbon bow (Michael's).

I hope this day is wonderful for you all and your angels are with you! Have a stampin' fun day! Thanks for visiting! Deb