Thursday, December 18, 2008

My swet pea and an altered frame

Happy holidays!
I have been creating last minute gifts and cards and baking and do my best to stay well through this holiday time! I have not been on the computer hardly at all! I will be probably taking a posting break and blog a bit as I can for the next week. We are expecting another whopper cold rain and wind storm here in southern California, due in Christmas Eve! Christmas will be a very wet and cold and windy one this year! No flip flops sitting by the palm trees! LOL! Global warming? Ha!
I wanted to share a cute picture of Isabella, my 4 year old grand daughter that I go on about all the time! The picture was taken at her recent "Tre' Chic' birthday party!
I made my my 90 year old Mom an altered frame for a picture from her party of she and I and my girls together to go in it for her Christmas present this year.
Gotta run now and get my hair done, have a great week in case I do not pop back to post something!
Happy holidays to you all!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas RAK

Christmas Rak from Rita! Snowman Soup recipe (back side of package-cliclk on image to enlarge to read)

The goodies!

It sure is getting merry around here! Look what sweet Rita (Rita's Little Corner) sent me!
SU! goodies and a darling mini clear pillow box with yummy M & M's! The card is just wonderful too! The top is punched out so when it is closed the punched out snowman fits perfectly! Great design! I also received a cute package of mini bath salts! Rita knows how I soak every night! So thoughtful! I am all smiles here!!!
Thank you dear sweet Rita for some creative merry cheer! Just what the doctor ordered! (wink)!
Such joy!
Merry stampin' everyone!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Santa mailbox for Bella

This brought me so much joy to create for dear Isabella! Bella is my darling 4 year old grand daughter lives in Calgary, Canada and I miss her just terribly! So this cute mailbox is on its way to Bella! Hope the custom inspectors don't get too snoopy!
There is some mail inside from Santa and Grandma too!
Sorry the picture is funky, but it was taken at night and the light hit the box with a bit of a glare.

How merrie is this little box? I just adore it! I hope it put a smile on your mug too!
Merry stampin'!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sheet music with a tag

I wanted to incorporate a tag on this card, so here is what I came up with! I inked the tag with Tim Holtz Mustard Seed and placed the K & Co. mini tag on it. Lots of SU! ribbon and some cool music sheet paper from Mike's. Card stock is Purely Pomegranate -SU! The star is from K & Co.
I have something real cute to share tomorrow, before I box it up and send it off! So please do stop back by to see! (wink)!
Have a great Thursday, thanks for your visits!
Merry stampin'!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Oh deer!

... as in reindeer!

My Minds Eye super Christmas paper pack rocks! K & Co. sentiments and tags ( thinner than chipboard, more like cardboard). Pop dots beneath the added reindeer. Teal Bazzil beneath the holly berry glittered paper on the right side. Border edge scallop punch-SU! Creamy satin ribbon-Mike's.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Merry stampin'!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


My card today is simply created. The paper is so pretty IRL, complimented with Always Artichoke and Purely Pomegranate ~SU! The K & Co. sentiment has a vintage feel that I really adore! I bought a nice little box of mixed vintage Christmas sentiments and tags, at Mike's! (50% coupon)! The box is way cool too! Holly glittered leafs from my Poinsettia tin (Mike's).
Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!
Merry hugs,

Monday, December 8, 2008

Monday Snow Fun!

Monday snow fun!

Hi there! Hope your weekend went great!
My weekend started out manageable then the swelling and pain began like you wouldn't believe! Bummer!
I have had a serious feet set back, plus we had a little power outage Sunday, so I immediately went back to bed for three hours and slept some more! I am able to walk a little better today, the pain is not nearly what it was. I prayed for some relief and asked my healing angels to fill my room each night as I sleep. I do believe in angels and the power of miracles. Anytime would be good! (wink)!
I just have to be careful not to sit too long, much better to have legs up and in the Jacuzzi tub!
It has been so nice reading your comments! I appreciate them so very much! Thanks ladies!
Merry hugs, have a good week!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Cardinal

What are you all up to this weekend? I hope your shopping is finished or you can do it on line! I would imagine it will get to be longer lines each weekend! No thanks! Not a very merrie thing to me! I use to go CHrsitmas Eve at 6AM and get great deals and be finished by 8 and it was great! Now ever day is sale day!
I managed to get to Linens and Things today, to find a sparse store with some great deals! Since they are going out of business, I scored in the cookware department! I needed a new roasting pan, and with Christmas dinner coming up, I got one.! We do a prime rib every Christmas since we are over the turkey deal. Nothing like a fantastic USDA premiuim choice prime rib from my favorite meat department at my special store. Of course those of you in Canada have amazing beef! I love it! (wink)! I also found a new cooling cookie rack and a muffin pan. All top quality and all cheap! The bed and bath section was rocking too! I bought a couple of gorgeous bath towels (creamy beige) and all of that was less than $30.00 US dollars! They are selling these great stainless steel racks from displays and I want to get hubby over there and grab a two or three of them! Perfect for craft room or his endless boxes of files! They are about 4 feet tall, 3 feet wide and super sturdy. I think they were about $80.00 bucks all ready to go in the truck! I think they would have such great function in whatever capacity we used them as.

So my Cardinal card (finally) is fitting with the season, I always pull him out this time of year! DP -g. c. d -Stamp-Delta -Mike's . Stickels on the pine branches. Prima flowers, pretty red satin ribbon from Mike's (by the yard). I will stamp inside the card a Christmas greeting.
Have a merry weekend stampin' if you get a chance! I have started pulling out my angel collection and placing them about the house. I keep the decorating very simple, no grand babies this year, (sad Granny)!!! so no cutsie fuss needed! I wish they were coming!!! Believe me if I was physically able to travel, I would be in Calgary in a heart beat! We all miss them so very much, as you can imagine!
Pete will get the white lights up in the palm trees this weekend or next at the latest, and a wreath out front is in order of course! I have already purchased quite a few lovely Poinsettia's for the house, as they are grown right close by here. They sure last a long time! I love them! They just get better and better each year!
Chattie post for me,! Thanks for stoppin by, I appreciate your visits very much!
Oh so merry!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Mele Kalhikhea and a new baby card!

Oh baby!
My daughter Brittney's good friend Sandi, just had her second child! A gorgeous baby girl, Audrey Lin.
Love that darling scalloped punched SU! DP! Too cute for the newbie! $ bin baby buggie stamp at Mike's!

Mele Kaliklimaka (Merry Christmas-Hawaiian)
This card is for my dear brother Richard and his wife Margie. They live in Kauai, and this looks so much my brother, funny! The stamp company is Hawaiian, and I don't have the stamps in front of me right now. I will add the stamp info tomorrow. Can you see the Stickles on Santa's beard and hat? He has quite the tan going on!!! The rhinestones on the side are green, it doesn't show well on my screen. I also made a set of Mahalo (thank you) note cards for Margie to have on hand. Very simple and nice, I am sure she'll get use of them. I will take picture tomorrow to share with you all.
I am making my 90 year old Mom her cards this year to send out, going to keep it festive and simple for her, hope to get those off to her by Saturday, God willing! Luckily she doesn't require too many cards!
Thanks for stopping by hugs to you all! Happy stamping and gift making! Ho ho ho!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Beautiful RAK's to share!

I have been blessed with some creative cards made by some of the sweetest ladies! Enjoy!
Calling all angels card from Dawn Easton.
Thanks so much from Rita Santos.
Thinking of you from Rita Santos. (sorry the picture ism't better, this is a beauty)!
Thinking of you from Rose Ann Reynolds.
Hope card from Paula Bloom, Thank you ladies for your lovely cards! They are so dear amd special to me! Super hugs!!! Each and every one is just fabulous! Thank you!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A trio of topiaries

Hi blogging buddies!
I certainly hope all of the folks in the USA had a yummy blessed Thanksgiving! I am still recovering! LOL! I had a bit of a set back again sorry to say, but the day carried on with the complete traditional dinner and then some! It was the first time I have ever had Thanksgiving in my PJ's! My daughters didn't care and Pete certainly didn't either! My girls hung out with me in bed and we had a good time given the situation at hand! I just felt so blessed to have had them here to care for me. Pete was sensational and did the entire shopping for dinner on Wednesday! He was funny, he said that he had no idea what went into the fixings of a big feast! He called me from the market 10 times, it was so cute! He got it all right, down to the slivered almonds! Don't you love it? I think he is a keeper!
I never left the dinner table after the meal was through and desert, and before I could even blink my girls had the kitchen cleaned and dishwasher going! I was blown away! They went into the kitchen like a swat team and attacked the entire mess!
We all spoke with the Calgary crowd and my grand daughter, Isabella (4 years old) was a chatting little munchkin! She loves her Auntie's and "Pete the builder" as she refer to him as!
Hope you all like my trio of topiaries today! I will try and visit your blogs as best I can. My reader is some ridiculous number! LOL!
Thanks for stopping by, your visits just make me smile so Much! I will be sporadic as far as card making goes, as my days are difficult at best. My angels are with me, I can just feel it!
I have received some very nice RAK's that I will share this week, thank you so kindly for your kind words and prayers!
Take care, be back soon!Deb

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Love this stamp!

I am a huge fan of the topiary, especially this darling one! Another Mike's

$ bin find! Love that bin!
Have a great turkey prep day! My DH is doing it all for me this year! Thank God is all I can say for his efforts!
Have a great Wednesday! Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Snow fun!

Snow fun!

I adore this new stamp I bought from CHF! I thought he would be a great addition to my collection! The Cardinal is just what I wanted to pop this card with some red! (Besides the red gingham ribbon).
Rain is on the way! We certainly do need the wet stuff, just kinda poor timing! Oh well!
Have a great Tuesday! Thanks for your visit!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Bold Poinsettia!

How about this gorgeous paper?

Recipe: CS-PTI-White..CB-Swiss Dots strip; on Real Red-SU! -Green paper MS. DP-Poinsettia by g-c-d.- Sentiment stamp-Flourishes 07' set. Ink-Versa fine black . Silk Poinsettias and leafs-M's. Rhinestones-Mike's.SU! scallop border punch on MS green paper.

Thanks for stopping by to visit! Hope you are well and enjoy your day!


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sweet gingerbread house

How sweet is it!
A card to share today! Whoo hoo! And football too today! Just call me the sporadic stamper/blogger these days! I had a little set back, now I am at least able to create a bit and blurf. I did try and keep up on the blogging best I could. I find the best medicine is looking at all of your creations and getting a smile on my mug!I have been glued to the Food Network and all of the fabulous recipe possibilities for Thanksgiving! Yummy!
It will be just the four of us this year for our cozy traditional feast! Pete is going to do all the cutting prep Wednesday night, and the girls will be here a few hours early Thursday to help out. I am making a bread leaf wreath, if it turns out, I will get a picture of it! Organic free ramge bird ordered, and always without fail it is an amazing turkey! If I have it in me, I want to make my layered coconut creme cake, it is fabulous!
It is time for our San Diego Chargers football team game now, I hope they get it together! Gotta root and toot them on!
The cute gingerbread house is a $ stamp from Mikes'! Gotta love it!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New paper pack!

I had a 50% coupon for Mike's and I found this nice large pack of pretty paper by My Mind's Eye! Quite a nice assortment in this pack, so for this card I paired it with SU! chocolate brown and Prisma turquoise paper. I am starting to really like the Prisma papers quite a bit! Such a broad aassortment of beautiful color, and super close at a store near me!

SU! scallop border punch, MS snowflkae punch
Stamp-Stampendous Ink-SU! CHoc. Brn. Yummy choc brn. satin ribbon-Mile's.
Thanks for stopping by to visit! Have a nice day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Figgy Pudding rocks!

The paper says it all and takes center stage on this card!
CS-Bravo Burgundy-SU! DP-Figgy Pudding
CIrcle stamp and punch-SU! -Sil Poinsetia's ,rhinestone bling and baby blue satin ribbon- Mikes's.
Have a nice day and it is so nice of you to visit! (smile here)!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sweet angel

WOJ sure makes darling images!
I received this one from my bud Diane. Thanks sweetie!
SU!-DP-Georgia Peach (yummy)!
Have a nice day and thank you for your visit!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wonder what they are up too?

Winter Wishes!

SU! Holiday line Up. Thanks Diane)!
Too darn cute and fun to color! Have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Turkey time

Fun Thanksgiving card!
Inside of card stamped Turkey time!
Stamp by Judith.
Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Simply joy!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Thank you kindly for your lovely hugs and prayers, they are greatly appreciated!
Medical update...My doctor has increased the dosage of one of my meds, in hopes that there will be some good results soon and I will feel a bit better.
Miss all of you!
Hugs, Deb

Friday, October 31, 2008

Healing hugs and prayers request please!

I am sadden to share that I my illness is putting a huge dampener on my card making right now and my life in general!
I do my best, as the ones that are regulars know, to keep on keeping on! ufortunately, I am not succeeding right now! I will try to blog around a bit when I can, however that in it self is a total chore and so painful to be at the computer.
Please forgive me due to my illness that this post is not a bright and perky beautiful card or project! Nothing would make me happier! I appreciate you all so much for your support. I will be back swinging, hopefully sooner than not, I just never know, this all has its own schedule!
Go create, I will miss you!

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Simply an angel of joy!
Kept this card clean since the angel is the focal point, I didn't want to distract from her. I enjoyed making this card and I love using the Stickles every chance I get! Check out her rose buds with a bit of Dew Drops too!Recipe: CS-PTI-Real Red SU! PP-(scrap). Stamp (angel) Lockhart Stamps. Sentiment-SU! Love & Joy set 07'. Inks- Versa fine onyx black & Real Red -SU! Satin ribbon- by the yard-Mike's.
Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pickin' red apples

Love this darling girl image!! So much fun to color too!
Remember those Cabbage Patch Kids? My children had a slew of them and their pre nameds and adoption papers! They were about $50.00 back then wonder if the novelty wore off and they are cheaper now? They brought lots of joy to my three daughters.
Bazzill white scallop card stock, SU! pretty Bella Rose collection DP. I colored the image with Prisma pencils. Pastel chalks-SU! Sentiment-SU! Prima's & MM brads. Ribbon-Mike's.
Thanks for stopping by! It is always a treat!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Hi all!

I gave this card to my honey for our annie the other day. It reminds me of what we love to do together so much. Watching the sunsets on the sand with the waves gently rolling in. has got to be one of our treasured favorites! BTW, he loved the card!
SU! image, Whisper PP-BG. CS-Whisper White& matching pape from BG. Soft pastel chalks-SU! Ribbon-SU!
Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your visits!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Butterfiles and swirls

Pretty pp from last year and a butterfly stamp from an old SU! set and this card was created. Bravo Burgundy & a shade of blue (not sure by who) White card stock-PTI . Ribbon -Bravo Burgundy- SU! Corner rounder punch, gel pens.
I didn't stamp a sentiment on the front, for now it will be blank and when the occasion arises I'll know which one to stamp. Maybe I should have added Prima's too? I always could...
Thanks sweet Carol (ScrapMomOf2) for the tag, I will do my best to play ASAP.
Enjoy your Saturday and thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Thanks for the well wishes with regard to my health. I am very ill and doing my best just tp sleep and eat and pop in for a minute here and there on blogs. I hope I can pull a card together Sunday or Monday for Beate's sketch..

Friday, October 24, 2008

Birthday card for Richard

Dear brother Richard's birthday is just a few days away...
The simple attractive card with something to ponder, is a good card for dear bro! I personalized the inside of course! I think he will like this, the paper is yummy even for a guy! Well it's on the way to Kauai now...LOL!
I am not doing so well, so post and go!
Hugs to you all and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Love Crow

(click image to enlarge)

I think this little guy is too cute to scare away any Crows!
Another fabulous RAK (stamp) from guess who? Hmm...wonder who it could possibly be? Well, if you have been following my posts lately you know it is Allison! Thanks Allison The stamped images and this cute acrylic stamp (from one of her challenges) have been so much fun!
You (allison) make my days better! (smile)! I think I have colored them all now!
Hope your day was a good one! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Gorgeous darling!

Happy Tuesday!

Well you just know these two glams are BFF's! Is this another Allison RAK? I think she may be the culprit again! Love her! Have a good laugh, especially if your body parts are heading in a southward direction!!!

Have a great day and thanks for visiting!


Monday, October 20, 2008

Now the moose are getting in on it!

Merry Moosemas!
Fun stamp and laoyot to play with! Love the MS snowflake punch!
I am dragging my feet here, so I am going to make this super quick! Hope you like my moosemas card!
I am ordering more Copics on line today and starting my Nestie collection! (finally) whoo hoo!
Have a wonderful Monday! Thanks for your visits!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Beate's weekend challenge #62

Another fun challenge this week! Thanks Beate!
I really do enjoy this new set "Upsy Daisy" from SU! If you own it ,I am sure you do too! Otherwise I would recommend you add it to your collection!
Getting away from the square or typical rectangle shape card this week, with a long tall daisy card! Fun!
Details: CS-Pink Passion-SU! Wwisper White-SU! DP-Bella Rose-SU! Stamp-Upsy Daisy-SU! Ink-Pink Passion-SU! Always Artichoke- SU! Sentiment-PCS. Ink-Versa fine black onyx. Half a Prima! Ribbons-satin-Michael's. Bling from stash!
Hope you all have enjoyed your weekend! Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Stocking stuffer!

This cute bear was sent to me also in a RAK (Allison)? I just think he is pretty cute getting the stocking stuffed! I enjoyed coloring him with my Copics. Me and my satin ribbon ribbon! Love it!
Thanks for your visits! I'm going through a tough spell right now, no need to go on about my illness, just know I am doing my best just to create cards and post them! And of course make some blog rounds! (smile)!
Hugs to you all and thanks for visiting!

Long night!

Good morning!
Looks like this reindeer is plum tuckered out from going around the world Christmas day! I love the way the snow has piled up on his back from catching his zzzzz's! Does anyone know the maker of this stamp? I received it in a RAK , and just adore him! Amuse maybe? Hope someone knows!
Have a fantastic start to your weekend! Create!
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 17, 2008

My Peace be your gift...

Good morning!

I think I could and maybe would mass produce this Christmas card! Maybe make a box of them and send out. Those clear boxes ever PTI are the best deal for giving your cards as a present. They make a nice presentation too!
Quick post for now, but I did want to get this card up!
Recipe: CS-Whisper White, Real Red-SU! Stamp- branch-SU! (from old set). Sentiment stamp-Stampendous. Ink-Versa fine black oynx. Stickles (red on buds on branches) CB folder-Birds and Swirls, MS snowflake punch, ribbon SU! pop dots beneath image. Inked edges with Real Red-SU!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
I need to spend some time and make the rounds in blogland! I am missing lots! You can't miss a day around here! He he! Love it!
Look forward to all of your fab creations!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

You are special

Good morning!
Thanks for the sweet comments on my Mom's big 90 birthday! It will always be a memorable day for all of us!
I made this card a little bit ago, and I hadn't posted it, so I thought it would be as good a time as any now to share it!
The image was sent me from my dear sweet pal Diane up in Ontario! Love her! The pp paper is from my use it up stash. The yellow card stock I do believe is MS. and the CB folder Hearts. The elephant is from High Hopes. ((I think)! The sentiment is a clear rub on. Prima flower and MM mini flower brad. SU! Soft chalks. A little tiny bling and satin ribbon cute as can be! Hope you like this ellie too!
Thanks for stopping by to visit!