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