Thursday, June 26, 2008

Garden Angel

Happy Thursday stampers, scrappers & crafters!

Hi gals! I certainly hope you all are having or have had a nice day today! The first part of my day was good, now a bit of a set back for me...I guess I will never get use to this roller coaster! Just enjoy the up swings and hang in there with the down ones! (wink)
Nonetheless, I had started a card last night and finished it up today. I hope you like this sweet garden angel, she is just splendid in my book!
Card details:
CS-Pretty In Pink-SU!, Wild Wasabi-SU!, Whisper White-SU!
DP-Basic Grey (love it)!
Stamp-Garden Angel-Stampendous
Ink-Chocolate Chip-SU!
Prisma watercolor pencils
Embellies-Flowers by Eyelets Etc... silver brad-MM, pink gingham ribbon from a RAK
Quickie post, I'm not feeling well, so off to rest for now.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll be back soon!

Tagged by Angel

Tagged by Angel over at Angelosity, to reveal 6 quirky things about yourself and tag 6 others to do the same. Read Angel's quirks!

Link person that tagged you and people you are tagging and notify them!
Have fun!

MY 6 QUIRKS/things that drive me crazy!
1) Dishes left out and not put into dishwasher immediately!
2) Screen door not closed and bugs get in!
3) Trying to read a book and someone yaking on the phone in the background!
4) Constant text messengers!
5) Having home projects started and not completed!
6) Messy closets I can't stand! Just get rid of it I always say!

Hope my links will work! If not the blog names are listed! Need to work on that!
I tag the following buddies:
Diane -dd enjoys to stamp
Rita-Rita's Little corner
Alex-California stampin'
Annie-Ink n' Rubba
Carol- Crazy for Crafting
Flossie-Flossie's Follies

Hope you play, if not love you anyway!


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

On a small scale

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Happy Wednesday stampers, scrappers & crafters!

Good morning all, or afternoon which ever the case may be! I have to get going soon to my doctor appointment so this is a quick post for now!
I have been making little by little cute gift and mini cards and a altered pad too! I think it is a wonderful way to use up you beautiful paper too! Scraps are just everywhere aren't they? I hang on to them forever! Do you?
So here are just a few as I just began and I do a little at a time, and that I must admit I have plenty of God willing!
Be back later, I am working on a little cute project, but knowing me it will take a another day! In the mean time, a card will be coming along!
Have a terrific day, enjoy your life and treasure each and every moment!
Thanks for you kind visits! DEB

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

AFSS23 Challenge

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"Up In The Air" is the theme this week...
I saw Flossie's adorable butterfly card yesterday for this challenge, so I figured I would give this challenge of Allison's a go! I hadn't looked at Allison's (stampin' when I can) sample, I just figured by the title, and after going to my mail box yesterday and receiving this airplane Riley image from fabulous Paula Bloom, this would be perfect for the challenge! (long run on sentence)! LOl! So, I proceeded to create this card enjoyed every moment and now I am ready to post it, right? Well, I just decided to pop over to Allison's blog and there was the same darn cute airplane Riley as her sample! Well, all I can say we are both up in the air alright!
Funny, how that worked out! Well, who could resist this Riley?
Thank you Paula for the adorable image! I love him! There are so many darling new images out!
Card details:
CS-White texture -Bazzill (scallop edges), Real Red -SU! Whisper White-SU!
DP-American Crafts
Stamp-Riley flying-Hanna ? Sentiment-SU! I do believe.
Copics, Stickles (clouds), red satin ribbon-by the yard-Michael's.
Corner round punch-SU! (I had a senior moment and forgot to round the DP corners)!
Dimensionals beneath Riley
Thanks for your visit! Fun challenge Allison! Maybe I can come up with another entry too! LOL!
Take care, blessings to you all!

RAK's and Thank you cards

Happy Tuesday stampers, scrappers & crafters!
I would like to share some wonderful thoughtful RAK's and thank you cards I have received recently.

RAK from my buddie Paula Bloom (Love Blooms In Me) WOW! Guess Paula has a lot of ribbon!

Thank you cards from my dear friend Diane (DD enjoys to stamp)
Guess who? Of course you recognize her gorgeous card! Rose Ann (Paper Delights) is always there for me!
Thank you cards (left to right) from Angel Jen (Pieces of Me) and a card from my nice SU! demo gal!

Sweet card from Leslie (Running With Scissors) the super cute card came with my fab monogram stamp set candy win! Lucky me!
Well, it just goes to show you that there is more in your mailbox than just bills! (wink)!
Thank you ladies so very much for your kindness and support!
Have a wonderful evening and thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Sizzling give away
Spread the word!
Wait until you see what is up for grabs!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Monday's turtle

Happy Monday stampers, scappers & crafters!

We did drop down out of the triple digits today! Yippie skippie! So much more pleasant indeed!
I wanted to make a card that was fairly simplistic and focus mainly on the darling new turtle stamp I bought by "Heather". When I saw this little guy in the catalog , holding the flower, I knew I had to order him! So into my collection he goes!
Card details: easy pezy!
CS:PTI-White, Wild Wasabi-SU! Groovy Guava-SU!
Copics, Stickels (flower)
Embellies: Flowers by Eyelets Etc... ,flower brad-stash. Ribbon -Michael's (on sale)!
Pop dots beneath turtle
Have a beautiful Monday everyone! Create with joy! Thank you for stopping by to visit,
be back soon, DEB

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Taco time

Happy Saturday evening stampers, scrappers & crafters!
I made a taco and I wasn't going to post it, I thought you'd all think I was for sure a real loon! As in looney, whacked and loco! Well, I probably do fall into that category, so taco time new wave baby it is! Whoo hoo!
I thought using my paper shredder would be a good start for my lettuce and cheddar cheese but the strips were to wide, so I cut each one down and cut my little tomatoes (salmonella free) Wink! My taco, well, you are probably getting a good laugh or maybe a hankering for a taco! It is a regular meal as well as enchiladas in our house.
Oh well the taco is what it is! Perhaps a bit wild and silly, but it is original!
Have a beautiful Sunday, we are still in the triple digits here! I feel for the poor life guards this weekend, they have been so busy with thousands at the beach for relief! Gosh they are so cute and buff! Those were the days...
Be back soon, take care! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 20, 2008


Happy late Friday stampers, scrappers & crafters!

How about a cute chilling cat floating along with her yummy drink? Looks good to me! My first plan was to make a card for Beate's inspiration challenge this week, the colors from the cake got me going with this paper. I don't believe it would qualify for the challenge, but that was my original intent! LOL!
Card details:
CS-White-PTI, Whisper White, Real Red (SU!
Stamp-Cat's Pajamas & Art Impressions
CB folder-Circles & Dots
Mixed flowers from stash as is the mini flower brad-
Marvy scallop square punch
Ink-Versa fine-Onyx black & edges-Real Red -SU!
Ribbon-white satin by the yard -Michael's
Have a great rest of the evening and for those of you sleeping or waking up, have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by while I rambled on! (wink)!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cute onesie

Happy Thursday stampers, scrappers & crafters!

Today I am sharing with you a cute onsie I just made, and I think it turned out as cute as these little clothes pins are! What do you think? I got into making baby cards after I sent off Patsy's baby card to the UK. So long story short, I am a onesie machine now, no die cut, but I did make a little template to use each time. It isn't perfect machine looking but I think is has lots of cuteness and is lovable! Boy onesie's are on their way! I have seen an amazing onesie where the collar and sleeve areas are cut with a scallop punch, it is the cutest one I ever have seen! I am sorry I don't know who it was created by to give credit, but before I would post one I would find out for sure! (wink)! I will have to give it a go soon.
Soaring temps still prevail here in San Diego, CA. close to 100 degrees today! The latest is that a cooling trend is to begin over the weekend and into next week fpr a significant change! Okay Mr. Weatherman I will hope your satellite is right this time! LOL! The ocean is still cold though in the 60 degree range, won't get over 70 degrees until July or August. Oh yeah baby!
So the card is easy pezy as they say, plus a joy to make!
CS-White-PTI, Pretty In Pink-SU!
PP-K & Co.Stamp-SU!
Ink-SU! Regal Rose
Gigham ribbon-My favorite local stamp store (Stamping Details rocks)!
White string-from stash, & mini wooden clothes pins (baby shower aisle) Michael's
Thanks for stopping by for a visit! Have a wonderful evening! Be well and create!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Moo For You

Happy Wednesday stampers, scrappers & crafters!

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Well that sure was some great NBA Finals last night! The Celtics were so hot and won the finals! My Lakers played poorly, it was so sad to watch, ya know the agony of defeat! But I am a die hard fan!
We are quite warm here is San Diego, as I know Alex is too up in northern Cali. Summer is a tad early and hotter, what happened to June gloom? Oh dear! Poor Lobie is just passed out and drinking lots of water! LOL!
I had ordered some of "Judith's" stamps from my favorite local stamp store, Stamping Details. They came in and this is one of them, I just adore the line up, don't you? Moo whoo! Hope the picture is okay, not looking great at my end!
Card details: CS-White-PTI
Sentiment- computer generated
Ink-Versa fine black onyx
Pink gingham ribbon. LSS.
Have a great day everyone! Hope to be back soon!
Thank you for your kind visits!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hog Wash

Happy Tuesday stampers, scrappers & crafters!

I haven't been real active with my blog and blurfing past few days, I had a little set back. I am doing my best to get some cute stuff done to share with you all though! (wink)!
Now all I can say it is all just hog wash! I love this great stamp from High Hopes! There are getting squeaky clean to be sure! I was thinking about the last piggie though, who is going to wash his back? Maybe they trade positions in the tub aye? I am always worried about the these things you know!
We are soaring with some summer temps today 90 degrees on the mountain! I managed to get Pete to install another ceiling fan in my office/guest room, and if I had the energy it would be entirely devoted to my craft/stamp room. The ceiling fans sure are much more attractive than the old days, I found a hip wheat color rattan one. The base is a nice rust and it works great!
I try not to turn on the a/c if possible to conserve energy. So for now the fans are doing fine!
Any Celtic fans out there? I am of course an L.A. Laker fan, it will be a great game! I adore Kolbe Bryant, he so rocks!
Card details:
CS-Pretty in Pink & Bashful Blue (SU)! PP-AC
Stamp(s)-Image & sentiment-(High Hopes)
Embellies- Cuttebug folder-Spots & Dots, Stickles. pink satin ribbon-Michael's.
Have a wonderful evening, I am off to watch the NBA Finals!
Thanks for stopping by, it is just so special you know!
Be back soon,



Monday, June 16, 2008

\Look at what I was lucky enough to win

I am such a lucky gal! I won one of the sets Leslie had offered, sweet sweet candy! check it out! I won set #3! Yippie!
I was just saying the other day I wished I had a monogram set!
Thank you so very much Leslie!

White on white card challenge winner

DH random picker generated the lucky winner:
Congratulations to Sandy50 over at SCS. Hopefully the picture link works and you can see Sandy's wonderful card!
Thanks to all that participated, it was a different card challenge for sure! So many pretty cards were created! What fun!
Sandy, please email me you adiie so I can get your goodies off to you ASAP! Deb

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Blog Appreciation challenge give away

(click to enlarge image) Goodies include: Paper Trey Inc. set of 20 note cards & envies (so nice)! Baby Footprints mini ribbon, red ric rak ribbon,DCWV Spring" brads,WR memory keepers (stitched suede). Modern -"love" charms,loose Prima's Mini sheets of DP (more to be added)!

THIS POST SHALL REMAIN AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE! Maybe! Blogger changed and now I am not sure how to keep at top! SOS!
I use to put an advanced out date in and it would post immediately, and stay up for the duration , at least that is what I recalled. Now it wants to go on vacation mode? Any help would be greatly appreciated, I am apparently quite blogger challenged! LOL!
UNTIL SUNDAY JUNE 15 AT 12:00 AM. Lots of time for you all!

June 5 -June 15 midnight closes!
I would like to thank you all for supporting my card creations, your generous RAK's, and concern for my health situation. I am truly blessed to be a tiny part of this vast card blog world and for that I thank you, and I'd like to offer a little challenge and give away!
If you elect to play along, please make a card (any theme or size or shape) using only white. yes, white on white if you please! My sample card will be my next post. No worries on a sentiment for this challenge, you can always add it at a later time, if it is not working out for you! (wink)!
Have fun! I look forward to seeing your cards soon!

Friday, June 13, 2008

AFSS 21 All Boxed Up Water Melons

Happy Friday stampers, scrappers & crafters!
I finally have something to share with you! It's about time! I have never made these
purse's/totes before, so I figured it was high time I challenged myself! Allison's challenge this week prompted me to get on it! I had already begun a water melon card, then when I saw Allison's challenge, my little noggin' got to thinking!
I've seen so many of the fabulous SU! gals making these wonderful bags, purses and boxes, just easy as pie for those rocking gals! So I figured what the heck I am going for it! Worse thing that can happen is I trash it and start over right? I had already made a watermelon card that I was about to post, then I starting thinking I should just cut it in half and make one of these darling purses!
I remembered I had a watermelon die for my Big Shot, so I used it to secure my brads to the strips that became my handles. That worked out well, whew!
Thanks to Allison for having this challenge, or I would have never tried this project!
I did need to try something outside the box, at least for me it was! He he! Okay, Allison, so where is your white on white card? You go girl! (laugh)!
Thanks to the great tutorial on Angie's blog Chic n' Scratch, I think I watched the video 10 times!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting today! On to Beate's sketch for the weekend!

White on white challenge ending Sunday!
The entries thus far have been so lovely! Good luck to all of you! Thanks for playing along!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Alex's challenge

Happy Sunday evening stampers, scrappers & crafters!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and will have a good healthy productive week ahead!
I am just doing pretty well, I had to pinch myself in fact! For real? I had two good well days in a row, so side by side happy faces went up on my calendar! It has been way to long since that has occurred! Thank you lord! (huge smile)! So keep your toes, legs, arms and of course your fingers crossed I have continued well days!
My new banner is from a picture I took on the side of the road in Kauai. These Plumeria's were just too amazing to pass by, not to mention the fabulous aroma! Oh my! Thanks for the nice comments on it already! I am touched you noticed! I thought it was time for a new picture!
Now on to my hula penguin card, isn't it a cutie? It is for Alex's (California Stamping) first sketch challenge! Oh that Alex is just too much! I adore her and all of the laughs we have! Not to mention her patient help with me and my blog! The siggie thing is easy for probably 95% of you bloggers and techie's, well I am a bit blogger challenged at times, so I fall into the 5% crowd! I went through the motions after it was set up, and it was okay, but I didn't realize you couldn't permanently save it to appear each time! So that may be an additional step sometimes I don't wish to do! Needless to say dear Alex set me up and I appreciate her very much! Opps sorry got a bit side tracked! The card...
Card recipe: White card stock-PTI , blue and golden color paper -Mix pack Michael's.
Stamps: Hula penguin-Imaginisce. Background stamp- Hero Arts. Sentiment-(sorry not sure). Flowers-Eyelets Etc...Rhinestones -Kaiser.Ink-Brilliant Blue-SU. Stickles-Fruit punch on bikini. Dimensionals beneath penguin & sentiment.
Alrighty then, thanks for stopping by and I hope to be back real soon! Take care!
Looks like the signature document won't open now, oh brother! So just a regular Deb tonite! LOL!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Beate's WSCS 51

Happy Saturday stampers, scrappers & crafters!
I certainly do hope that you are all having a great weekend thus far! Our weather here in sunny San Diego, CA is just gorgeous, about 80 degrees today! That works for me!
This is my card for Beate's challenge this week, great sketch,love it! Thanks Beate as always for your weekly sketches! I must say the inspiration I get from looking at the gals Beate mentions on her sketch post to check out are fantastic! Sharon's card is the one I would say I took after, changed it up a tiny bit, so does that classify it as as almost CASE? He he! I haven't used the Martha Stewart scallop edge punch nearly enough! This was just the perfect chance to get it out!
-Tempting Turquoise- (SU)! Groovy Guava (SU)! PP (DCWV.
Stamp-(source unknown, from bargain bin at lss). Ink0Versafine-Oynyx black.
Scallop border edge punch-(Martha Stewart)
Thanks for stopping by today, take care! Be back soon!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Sample cards for Blog Appreciation Challenge

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Happy Friday stampers, scrappers & crafters!
Here are my card samples for the white on white challenge! Using CB folders are a great way to go with this challenge, don't you think so? White Prima daisies, white satin ribbon, white pearls! Pretty yummy! If I had a monogram set, I would have liked to have made embossed white initial (s) and added it to a card. Just a thought...
Have fun creating your white on white card, good luck and thanks for playing along!
Have a fabulous weekend, be back soon!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Coffee pleasures

Happy Wednesday stampers, scrappers & crafters!

I had this fun vintage label paper from Flair Designs, so I thought I would make the coffee and rooster one for my card! I think there are 12 images on a page. I went to the refrigerator this morning and much to my chagrin, the half and half was gone! OMG! I drank some Starbuck's rocket fuel Samatra black! So off to clean craft boxes in attempt to locate a tool that had been MIA and post this card! So for a minute I have energy! (wink)! BTW, I found the tool too!
Receipe: Cardstock-Choc. brown (Bazzill), Wild Wasabi (SU)! PP-Rooster/coffee ( Flair Designs). DP-(SU)? Scallop punch (SU)! Rooster embellie (Michael's) Offray ribbon by the yard Michael's. Sentiment stamp (not sure, lose in baggie)! Rust mini brads-stash. Scallop punch (SU)!
Poor lighting this morning as the sun is not out yet, sorry about the quality of the picture!
The test yesterday was really something! Not something I would care to partake in again! Now I know how the bunnies feel when my huge German Shepherd chases them! My heart was thumbing so hard and fast, it felt as though it was gonna pop right out! It was so weird to have your heart rate sped up and not be moving! Thank goodness that is over! My ticker is in great shape, at least something is, right? He he! Whew!
Have a wonderful day, yummie challenge on the way! Take care, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Cherries Merci

Happy Tuesday stampers, scrappers & crafters!
Beautiful day in southern California today! I am off to I do believe, my last test involving an IV! Whoo hoo! The US Golf Torney is starting up, and Scripps (the private hospital, I go to) is right on the course and ocean (so nice). I would imagine the traffic will be a bit congested at my off ramp. LOL! I have a special lot to park in with a sticker, since I believe those golfers are a sneakie bunch using the hospital parking lot! (wink) Tiger Woods will be trying for his title, he always plays well at the Torrey Pines course, it is a beauty and quite a challenging course.
Is it too late to order the Tart & Tangy set? I sent an email to my SU demo gal and have not heard back yet, perhaps she is away. I thought they extended it a bit, if anyone knows please let me know! Also, did you see the cool pre order SU Alex has posted on her site? Looks like a great set and deal! I am sure you are all as anxious as I am for the new catty to come out this summer!
Being as that I don't have a cherry stamp, I felt like cherries today because my DH and I sat on the porch and shared a bowl of cherries the other day! I will cherish that sweet memory, it is the little things that really are huge to me these days more so than ever! I found this paper by Imagination from last summer's stash (two sided) and made use of it! My Papertrey Inc. white paper came yesterday, yippie skppie! Love their paper! I used Real Red by SU! CB folder -cirlces & dots I think it is called. Small Marvy oval scallop punch. Sentiment-Merci -SU! Ink- Real Red- SU! Three little rhinestones from stash and I found a loose piece of red ribbon to go with it too! Kinda cute don't ya think and cherrie too?
I had better go and get ready now, I am happy I was able to post a card this morning! Have a terrific day and happy stamping everyone!
I am working on the Blog Appreciation give away, stay tuned, no flip a roonies! He he!
Be back soon, thanks for stopping by! Take good care, Deb

Monday, June 2, 2008

My first Riley!

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Happy Monday stampers, scrappers & crafters!
My very first Riley card! Thanks to my dear Texan friend Paula Bloom for kindly sending me a few Riley images! I just adore this guy and isn't he happy as can be fishing his day away? Super hugs Paula to you! Paula's card is also on the cover of Sheet Load of Cards this month. way to go girlfriend! What a talent Paula has, her cards are just fabulous!
Card details: CS-Choc. CHip,Wild Wasabi, Whisper White , Bashful Blue, (SU)! PP- Spring Matstack (DCWV) Image-Riley, sentiment-(Art Impressions). Ink-Choc. Chip (SU)! Stickels, Copics, chalks (SU)! Ribbon from my pieces stash. Ticket corner punch -(SU)!
With regard to my test on Friday, I did not get the tolerable normal endoscopy! Another procedure was done as well, so it has been a recovering weekend. I am afraid all of this will never end, so I just have to tough it out! Enough medical stuff, I am sure you are all weary of it all, me too! (wink) Onward and upward as they say! Perseverance further!
I just had to make a card late Sunday afternoon,, and luckily I had my Riley card almost ready for my lay out! Whew! I missed Beate's WSCS this weekend, but I can always make one this week! It is a super nice sketch!
Thanks for your wonderful caring comments it makes such a difference to me, believe me! Have a great week and enjoy the start of June! Lots of smiles to you all!
Be back soon! Deb