Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Well wishes RAK's

Well wishes from my caring talented blogging friends... Left to right: Incredible new stamp set and such a beautiful card from dear Rose Ann (Paper Delightz). Check out that bling baby!
Layers of extraordinaire by the one and only Daniela Dobson (For the first time)Gorgeous butterfly and stitching! I am blown away!
Next, a simply fabulous card made with so much love from my dear friend Paula (Love Bloom's In Me). Love sure does bloom in this Texan! She is always thinking of me and sending me beautiful keepsakes and darling images! I am truly blessed! She is one in a million! Not to mention her awesome cards!

They just keep coming! Far left, scalloped love and flowers from sweet Leslie (Running with Scissors) love the scallop edge! Middle card-WOW! Is this paper the coolest? The inside is decorated so pretty too! Made by the thoughtful talented Charlene (CharleneMcKenzie). Gorgeous pink creation, oh so lovely in person! This classy card is from sweet Alex (California Stamping).
How cute is this Magnolia from my dear special faithful bud Diane? (ddenjoys2stamp) SHe and I are just two peas in a pod I tell you! Love these tulips so soft and pastel from special friend Keri Lee (Pink Lemonade) Love her! Keri always leaves me such kind caring well wishes!
A SU! classic that really hit home for me! I sure do need a serious pick up! Love those brads for hubcaps! Love it! You nailed it Melissa (what do you ink) and this adorable chicky is celebrating my blog candy win from Alex! Oh I love birdies!

That was exhausting! Whew! Sorry I didn't link my friends, I just don't have it gals! I am so ill, please bare with me. I felt bad that I haven't shared these cards to express my gratitude to all of these fine ladies! You all keep me going! I am truly blessed! This is just what the doctor ordered! Actually he wouldn't, but we know better! He he!


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Health update

I have not posted in a number of days, I am not doing well again. I have tried to visit some of you and leave comments, but I am so behind on that as well as making cards. I just don't have it in me to do much right now.
You know as soon as I am up to it, I will be back with some creations!
Thanks for your hugs and support!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Garden Bella

Happy Tuesday stampers, scrappers & crafters!
I haven't been quite up to snuff again, but I had a good run there for a bit! (smiles)!
I received my monthly Aloha RAK the other day and much to my surprise there was a stack of Bella images! This Garden Bella is one of favorites and always has been! I should really order this one! I will post the card I received too from the RAK and Melissa's info. What a sweetie pie! A very thoughtful person indeed!
I am making short on the bla bla bla today! (wink)
I hope you like my Garden Bella! amd she inspires you to get buys in your garden!
Card Details:-
CS-Choc. Chip-SU!, Bashful Blue-SU!,PP-Spring matstack-DCWV (JoAnn's)
Image Stamp-Garden Bells-Bella
Sentiment-Tree House Inc.
Ink-Choc. Chip-SU!
CB folder-Birds & Swirls
Copics, SU! Soft chalks
Ribbon by the yard Michael's,Prima's & Mini brad-MM.
Thank you for stopping by today, have a splendid day and evening!

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Happy Sunday stampers!
A little summer fun with some sailboats, crabs and such is on the menu today!
Hoping your summer is going great and you are having a splash! The ocean is still a bit nippy at 69 degrees! I like it about 75 degrees thank you very much! Maybe by mid August it'll be warming up! It is so good for me to walk along the waters edge and check out the frequently seen dolphins.
Hubby and I need to plan a beach picnic soon, my daughter Heidi lives a block from the beach, so easy parking to a somewhat private beach.
Summer card detalis: CS-PTI, Tempting Turquoise-SU!, PP-Stemma (Life's a Beach)Stripes -Stemma
Sentiment stamp-Arylic set from stash, ink-Inkadinkado-black.
Embellies-Flowers Etc..., mini brad-MM. Corner punch-Fiskars, pop dots.
Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by today!
Blessings my friends.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Thank you!

Cherries! I love cheeries!
Happy Saturday afternoon to you! I hope you are all having a good one! Gorgeous pleasant temps here are just about 80 degrees with an ocean breeze, just right for reading a book on the deck today.
Just a little post to share this cherry thank you card with you! I have been enjoying the summer cherries so much, and I had this cute paper from last summer. So using it up I am trying to do! I am making some post pad covers with the paper too! I will share my array of post pads when I finished up this batch!
The details are rather straight forward; cs-Really Red SU!, PP-Imaginisce,polka dot (?) Sentiment-SU! Ink-Versa fine Onyx black. Marvy circle punch, SU! scallop punch. Cherry brad from stash.
Yummy! Better go get some cherries now! (wink)!
Thanks for stopping by, blessings,

Friday, July 11, 2008


Happy Friday stampers!

This month is flying by already! I think Christmas cards are in order very soon! OMG! Did I really say that?
Just thinking of the stress of the holidays is enough to put me right over the edge! (Even further) LOL! Ha Ha!
So for now in the moment of July 11, I share with you a cute card I made from a set by TAC Designs (thanks aloha Jen)! This is the first time I have inked it up! Love this hula sweetie!
I used my Marvy circle scallop punch for my window, and stamped the hula gal on the scallop itself. Placed it directly behind the circle on the inside of the card, you know the drill! The yummy blossom paper is of course from SU! (last catalog). I only have one sheet left! Oh no! I used Berry Sorbet from PTI, and the card stock is also PTI. I colored her with Copics, added some Dew Drops on the flowers and used Prismacolored pencils for her hair and skin. Soft chalks for her rosie cheeks. I also stamped a flower border on the inside, I didn't color it, I left it plain(forgot to post picture of inside). I found the Surprise vellum in my stash and thought it would be good with the way her hand is up to her mouth!
I added the Prima layers and MM mini brads, and now looking at it, I should have added one more layer of Prima's. Design rule , I know better, odd numbers for groupings! Oh well, I will add them, there is room in the corner. Ribbon by the yard-Michael's.
Have a wonderful day and a great weekend! All of the Calgary gals, have fun at the Stampede, I hope you all survive! (wink)! I loved the gorgeous carriages, they are amazing! Yummy burgers too! Calgary (Alberta) beef is tops!
Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings,

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Allison's wordy challenge

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AFSS25! A wordy challenge this week! Cool!
My card is made with some yummy new paper I had bought about a month ago by Heidi Grace for Fiskars. I adore this paper, it is two sided as well. The flip side is an olive green with tiny cream polka dots.
When Allison announced this week's challenge I knew just the set I would use! So there you have it ladies! I hope the sentiment is clear, it seemed okay before I posted it, maybe it is my monitor.
CS-Purely Pomegranate-SU!, Very Vanilla-SU!
DP-Heidi Grace-Harvest Flower
Stamp- SIde Kick Sayings-SU!
Ink-Purely Pomegranate-SU!
Additional items: Copics, bling, stitched ribbon and flower piece. Embellies from stash.
Have a great day and evening! Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Pickin' Posies

Good day to all the wonderful happy stampers out there!

First off, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all that have sent me love, hugs and prayers! I am deeply touched! Today was a pretty good day for me! (smiles)!
This so cute card is a new stamp arrival from Dick at HM Stamps! I was just delighted to see in the mailbox! The little girl reminds me of my precious Isabella, age 3 up in Calgary, who I miss ever so much! Her profile is like Bella's, so I just had to have this stamp! I hope she makes you smile too!
Card Details:
CS-Bazzill (white),Certainly Celery -SU!
CB-Swiss Dots
Stamp-Penny Black-Pickin' Posies
Ink-Versa Fine Onyx black
Tools- Copics, Chalks, Marvy small circle punch, Prima's, so cute brad from stash. Mini green brad-MM.
Have a fabulous rest of your day and evening! Blessings to you all!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Spreading the word!
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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Heaven can wait

Hello! Quite the week indeed!
I am back home from the hospital now, (thank God for private rooms) weary and worn out, but happy to be home! I am off the pain meds now, and thankful for that too! Thank you for your expressed concerns, blessings and well wishes! It means so much to me!
As I put for my title, Heaven can wait, well that is just the way I feel! So onward with my challenges and perseverance with regard to my serious health issues.
I couldn't wait to finish a card I had started I am quite pleased to be able to share it with you today! I received this darling Sugar Nellie stamp all the way from Scotland! It was very cool! They were kind enough to add in the darling circle sentiment as well! I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did creating it!
Happy Fourth of July weekend to all!
Many sincere blessings to and all of the troops that provide our precious freedom!
Thanks for stopping by to check on me!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

In the hospital

Hi, this is Debbie's daughter posting. I just wanted to let all of my Mom's wonderful readers know that my mom was hospitalized yesterday. She was in a lot of pain. I spoke with her this morning and she was in good spirits.

Take care.