Friday, February 29, 2008

Puckered out angels

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Happy Friday stampers, scrappers & crafters!

Another Friday upon us! Now just where did this week go, I ask? So it's time for another card post and then off to check Beate's WSCS!
I ordered from High Hopes stamps and received this darling pair of angels too! Tina the owner is a fine sweet lady, and giving her business is a pleasure! These cuties are plum tuckered out from playing with their feather pillows! So I inked them up before they fell asleep! (wink)!
CS-Pink -Bazzill- scallop, PP-from scrap stash (use it up in 08')! Whisper White-SU!
Stamp-High Hopes, sentiment-SU!
Ink-Versafine-black. Image edges Pretty In Pink-SU! Sentiment edges-Certainly Celery-SU!
Copics, Prismacolored pencils
BasicBasic ribbon-Michael's
Have a wonderful blessed weekend! Happy stampin'! Thanks for your visits, you MAKE MY DAY! (smile)! Deb

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bella's Ballet

Happy Thursday Stampers, scrappers & crafters!

My darling dear grand daughter Isabella (Bella) was here at Christmas, we all went to the wonderful local scrap store together! My DD (crafty in Calgary) is a stampin' Up gal, and got me into this hobby a few years ago! Bella saw these lovely pop on' ballerina's and she had to have them! I promised her I would make her a card and mail it to her in Canada! Perhaps you may remember, I had made Bella the cute mailbox for Valentine's Day, her Mom tells me she just adores it and puts her cards into it!
This is so healing for this granny, let me tell ya! (big smile)! Oh I miss my dear Bella!
She has been doing dance classes for many months now, and working hard each Saturday on a dance for a show coming up in June. I am hoping to be able to make the trip up to see Bella make her dance debut! !
Recipe: CS-Pink Passion-SU!, PP-Pop Culture, ballerina's pop ons (souce unknown) Prima flowers, bling in center, Sheer pink polka dot ribbon -Michael's.
Have a terrific healthy and happy day! Thanks for your wonderful visits! Deb

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Beate's WSCS #36 challenge

Happy Tuesday stampers, scrappers & crafters!
Today I had the pleasure of making Beate's sketch # 36! Such a treat for me you know! (smile)
This weeks sketch was a nice layout to work with for me. I strayed just a bit from the sketch to add my sentiment, but what's a gal to do? He he!
I finally opened my Ginger Blossoms paper (SU)! and I just love them! I will probably hoard these beauties! SU! does such a wonderful job with all of their products!
I decided to try putting the entire card (scored & folded) through my CB, and much to my surprise the entire card embossed beautifully! Just thought in case you didn't know, I wanted to share this tip!
CS-Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery -SU!
DP-Ginger Blossoms-SU!
CB-Swirls folder
Scallop punch-SU! Square scallop punch-Marvy, Fiskars scallop scissors (around sentiment)
Prima flower, rhinestone-Brenda Walton
Satin basket weave ribbon, by the yard Michael's
I hope everyone is doing great and all of you in the Florida area that was effected by the power outage is back on now! Have a good evening all! Happy stamping! Deb

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Shannon's Challenge

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Happy Sunday stampers, scrappers & crafters!
Shannon (having trouble with link, blog is listed on my side bar) (Live Love Laughand Stamp) is having a cool challenge color challenge. Check out Shannon's blog, it is filled with wonderful creations and she is such a sweetie!
Not a very good picture of the card, my lighting wasn't good and it looks like I may have moved! Sorry, opps!
These colors came together nicely. The colors to work with are Tempting Turquoise, Almost Amethyst and Basic Black.
I used my nice new CB folder -Birds & Swirls for the background layer. I would recommend this folder to everyone! It's so pretty IRL!
CS-Temping Turquoise-SU!, Almost Amethyst (that is for sure, as this is as close as I have)! Bazzill,
Stamp-Hero Arts (Bird) Sentiment- lots of love (SU!)?
Giga scallop punch (Black) & Mega scallop punch, (Tempting Turquoise) Marvy- Marvy
Satin ribbon-BasicBasic-Michael's
Purple Stickles, mini lavender rhinestones (stash)
Enjoy your Sunday and bless you all! Check in tomorrow, more cards coming! Deb

Saturday, February 23, 2008


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Have you ever made a card for yourself? I have made a few to make me smile and support my challenge.
This card has a lot of meaning to me personally, I placed it on my dresser to look at each day.(smile)! That being said, I think the card turned out nicely and would be appropriate for the right occasion, when hope is needed to keep the faith.
Feeling the cherry blossoms, since on my walk yesterday I saw the first sign of flowers on a tree in pure white! Just beautiful! I dug out this favorite stamp and made this card yesterday after I returned from my walk. Before we know it our fruit trees will be in full pink buds and blossoms! (smile)!
CS-Choc. Chip, Whisper White & Pretty In Pink (SU)!
Ink-Choc. Chip (SU)!
Stamp-Hero Arts
CB -Textile folder
Mega scallop circle punch (Marvy)
Small scallop oval punch (Marvy)
Copic pink marker and pink dew drops on blossoms
Sheer brown & pink polka dot ribbon from a RAK
Have a great rest of your weekend! Time to go walk through the groves with Lobie now! DH will be home Sunday and Monday, how sweet it is! Take care! Thanks for all of your support! Deb


Love this new 08' October Afternoon acrylic set!
I saw this set in one of the many reviews from CHA and this cute turtle and mushroom caught my eye immediately! I just had to have it, so I got real lucky and found it! It stamps nicely and has lots of stamp options on the sheet.
I like the clean inked stamp look without coloring the image (turtle) for this one. I will play with the turtle and color him up next time!
CS-Wild Wasabi-SU! , Whisper White-SU! , Chocolate Chip-SU! , DP-Basic Grey-Mellow
Ink-Wild Wasabi & Choc. Chip-SU!
Sentiment-happy-October Afternoon (same set)
Cut out the flower from the DP (Basic Grey) pop dot beneath it.
Choc. Chip ribbon -SU!
Hope your Saturday is going great! Back to some more stampin'! Thanks for stopping by! Deb

Froggie Pocket Fun!

Happy Saturday stampers, scrappers & crafters!

This one is for you Alex!
When Alex was selling some of her retired SU! stamp sets, I bought this darling set Pocket Fun. I had always wanted it in my collection, and I just adore it! So this one is for my bud Alex! (smiles)!
I thought the blue jean paper that I found at Michael's was perfect for the pocket! Mr. Froggie is peeking out to say hi, and the sentiment (from the set) is just wonderful!
CS-Carmel-SU! Blue jean paper K & Co.
Heat embossed with froggie with green embossing powder
Bashful Blue ink -SU! around edges of scallop circle punch (Marvy)
Mini green Prima with tiny bling, baby blue gingham ribbon, (local scrap store)
*Great news to report! I now have 5 happy faces in a row on my calendar! This is huge for me during this challenging time! What a treat to be able to make cards every day! I'll grab them while I can! Whoo hoo!
Have a wonderful weekend! Deb

Friday, February 22, 2008


Happy Friday stampers, scrappers & crafters!

Another week has passed by at the blink of an eye...The last couple of days home mission for me, was to go through 2 closets and make piles for the designer label resale store and a bag (s) for the Goodwill. Needless to say, I only got through the guest room closet! I'd rather be stampin' and blogging! Since we have a rainy day today, after my Costco outing and a market run, I will attack another closet! LOL! So that's the plan for today! Hope tp stamp and post later!

This angel stamp is lovely and I wanted her to be the main and only attraction against the pretty blue Bazzill scallop paper. I recently acquired a EKS stamp words, faith being one of them. Copics were used to color the angel and pop dot dimensionals beneath her. Black ink for Faith sentiment (EKS). Prima flower and rhinestone, sheer blue polka dot ribbon-Michael's.

Oh goodie, it's Beate's challenge time! Got to go and check it out! Have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by! Deb

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Happy Thursday stampers, scrappers & crafters!
I made this card today, as these are some of my favorite SU! cheerful color combos! I adore the Baroque Motifs set (SU!) and I just love inking them up!
Recipe for the card easy as pie:
Apricot Appeal-SU! - Pink Passion-SU! - Whisper White-SU! - Stamps-SU! -PP- MM- Ink-Pink Passion-SU! -Tag corner punch-SU!- Scallop punch-SU! -Word punch-SU!- Pink rhinestone's -Brenda Walton -Pink ribbon, by the yard Michael's

Have a great day and happy stampin'! (smiles)!
Thank you so very much for your vists and support! You make me smile every day! Hugs, Deb

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Basket full of sunflowers

I made this card for my daughter Brittney for Valentine's Day, isn't she just too cute with her basket of sunflowers? This is a new stamp to add to my collection that I found on ebay. I sure do get into lots of trouble on ebay! $$$ LOL! It is nice to forget and then go to mailbox and have some new stamps waiting for you, love that part! (wink)!
CS- Whisper White-SU!
PP-Pop Culture -lava lamp
Stamp -Hero Arts -SUnflower Gal (retired)
Sentiment-$ bin Michael's
Ink-Pink Passion-SU!
Small scallop oval punch-Marvy
Corner tag punch-SU!
Thanks for stopping by, I love your visits! Happy stampin'! Deb

Wonderful angel pins RAK

Happy Wednesday stampers, scrappers & crafters!

Today, I wanted to share with you a special Rak I received...
A very special lady, Paula over at Love Bloom's In Me , was kind enough to send me these darling angel pins she made! IRL they are just precious! She is a Texan gal, and the the angel with the cowboy boots and spurs is just too cute! The other angel shines with her gorgeous bling! Bless you Paula, I will wear these pins close to my heart. Angels bring me such comfort each day of my journey with my illness. I can't thank you enough Paula!
Check out Paula's exceptional (retired Dirty Dozen) cards, she is always sharing the joy of cards and love with her great humor! Hugs, Deb

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fluffles cupcake birthday

Happy Tuesday stampers, scrappers & crafters!

Oh Mr. Fluffles is celebrating a birthday wish with his red ballon and a yummy cupcake! I just can't get enough of this playful feline!, he's so darn cute! So I thought I would share him with you all today! (big grin)!
CS- Whisper White-SU! Pretty In Pink-SU!

PP- (source unknown)
Marvy Mega & Giga scallop punches, Prima flower, mini silver brad-White satin ribbon (from ribbon stash).
Stickles used on cupcake.
Hope this Fluffles made you smile today! (wink)!
Have a great day! Happy stampin'! Thanks for stopping by to visit! Deb

Monday, February 18, 2008

Surfs Up!

Happy Monday stampers, scrappers & crafters! My grandson's (Bennett) first birthday was a surf themed party, so how cute is this for the little dude hangin' 10 on 1 foot waves?!! I cut the bottom of the paper wavy and adhered to Bazzill green paper. The Woodie is such a California classic! I love it!
Inside the card I wrote: Surf report- Waves are 1 foot and Bennett is hangin' 10! Happy Birthday!
The paper is from NRN Designs. I had the Happy Birthday dimensional stick on, and the stamp surf's up is from an Amuse set I have.
Go catch a wave and enjoy your day! Deb

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Beate's WSCS 35

Happy Saturday Stampers, scrappers & crafters!
This week's sketch for Beate's challenge was such a nice one to play with! I was itiching to ink up my new sweet garden angel! I realize that I need many more sentiment stamps than I currently have. So many sentiments came to mind when I made this card, and my printer is out of ink, so I could generate one! Thus, I went into my SU! Happy Harmony set and found this little verse to be just right!
Thanks Beate for another fun weekend sketch!
Card recipe:
CS-Chocolate Chip-SU! Whisper White SU! Wild Wasabi-SU!
PP-Basic Grey-Mellow
Image stamp-Stampendous-Garden Angel
Sentiment-SU! Ink-Chocolate Chip-SU!
Copics & Prismacolored pencils
Flowers-Eye-Lets Etc...(paper flowers)
Have a wonderful day and great weekend! Deb

Excellent Award

This wonderful Excellent blog award was presented to me by Flossie, whom I dearly admire! Thank you for the honor Flossie and right back at you! I want to share this award with all of the talented ladies in blogland! You are just "Excellent" as are your blogs! Hugs and appreciation, Deb

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Pete's Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day stampers, scrappers & crafters!

This card is for my dear husband Pete, it was made with lots of special love! (wink)
My serious illness presents to us daily many challenges on many levels. However, sheer will and determination we try to endure God's plan for us.
Just a little something I wrote, since he (Pete) does float my boat! He he! (smile) Not a poet and I know it, just some thoughts to share...
He keeps our ship afloat, (though sometimes adrift), steady at the helm he sets a due course.
At times his tears are hard to fight off his worst fears, then he'll turn to me and say "Don't worry dear".
The seas may be rough ,and somedays smooth as glass, but our love shall prevail as strong as the mast with wihich we sail.
We will sail the seas from sunrise to sunset, and there will be days we certainly get wet!
So set your sails and go with the wind, just remember to take all in!
I wish to you all a very sweet (chocolate) and a loving day and evening! Cherish the heart felt moments, as they are so precious and dear! Got Kleenex?
Card recipe:
CS- Whisper White -SU!, Red - Bazzill, lace heart-Michael's, Heart stamp-Stampendous.
Sentiment stamps; Be my Valentine - SU!, cherish -SU!, Ink- Real Red SU!
Sheer red polka dot ribbon-Michael's,used a hole punch like binder to attach ribbon.
Fiskars decorative scissors , used heart negative to slide cherish through it.
Valentine hugs, Deb

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Spring chick

Hello stampers, scrappers and crafters!
Over at Allison's blog (stampin when I can) she is doing Suggestive Sunday's. This past Sunday was #4. For this one, you were to use a $ stamp from Michael's, of which I have two huge baggies full, as many of us do I am sure!
Spring chick was the one I selected, feeling the chickie mood today!
CS -Paper Trey Inc. , PP- Pop Culture (flip side for strip), Ink -Versafine-black, Stickels -yellow, Copic orange for beak, green ribbon bow-ribbon stash (using it up in 08')!
Nice to post a card, hope to post some more later! Thank you for all of your kind visits! It means so very much to little ol' me! Deb

Monday, February 4, 2008

Beate's WSCS 33

Simply Stated in black & white...

I kept looking at this sketch of Beate's and it just wasn't coming to me, do you know what I mean? Then today, it just came to me to do the entire card in black and white. So using my scraps and searching for that one piece of polka dotted paper that I had seen recently, it came together!

The Black paper and the polka dot is from my scrap drawer (using it up in 08")! Whisper White paper and flower stamp SU! Clear rhinestones, black & white polka dot ribbon (Michael's) and a thank you tag (source unkown). Versafine black ink.

Have a great evening! Deb

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Some animal fun!

Happy Sunday stampers, scrappers & crafters!

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I made a couple of cute animal cards and they sure were fun to make! The dalring Noah's Ark of happy couples, with the bear fishing and the ellie's in love! Great stamp by Sunlight Impressions.
Sentiment from SU!, Pretty In Pink paper SU! InkPink Passion SU! Colored with Primsmacolor pencils. Prima flower & pink bling in center. This will be for my grand baby Bennett! (smile)!Moose you (so much) is another one of my favorite SU! sets. This Moose always makes me smile and is

versatile throughout the year. Whisper White paper SU! PP-American Crafts (I think) SU! Pink Passion, heart stanp-$ bin Michaels (top right corner) and bottom left SU! stamp. White button/red stiched ribbon. I kept it simple and let the moose be center stage!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Sunday! Stay warm and cozy and create! (smile)!

Thank you all for your wonderful blogging support! I appreciate it so very much! Deb

Friday, February 1, 2008


Happy Friday stampers, scrappers & Crafters!

It has been quite a week for me, not so favorable with regard to my health,therefore, I am so happy to be able to share a card today! What a joy! The picture is not very clear of the sentiment and dotted Stickels below, perhaps if enlarged it would be better, or worse? LOL! (wink)!
I have much catching up to do as best I can, and I missed my every day blog readings! My Google Reader number is overwhelming to catch up with! Over 300! Yikes! Sure adds up quickly when you don't stay on it daily! Lots of creating going on ladies! I love it!
Bless you all for your support and nice coments on my cards.
Have a terrific Super Bowl weekend! Go New England! Deb

Card receipe:
CS-Purely Pomegrante-SU!
DP-Basic Grey
Stamp (flower) Stampendous
Ink-Versafine - black
Satin ribbon-Michael's by the yard
Pop dots beneath flower