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!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mom's big 90!

Mom turns 90!

Mom and her birthday cake! Happy camper at 90!!! Two of my daughters, (from the left) Brittney, Mom/Nan, me and Heidi
Who's this guy? Some stray just wondered in!!! He he! Pete came to wish Mom a happy birthday and give me some much needed hugs!
Above: Note cards I made for Mom using my Just Rite monogram set.

The afternoon was a smash! The appetizers were amazing! We all got to go dinners, since we couldn't stay that late! Yummy! My SIL is an amazing cook to boot!
I had a very difficult time with my body cooperating, the drive and the afternoon did me in! I tell you though, it was so worth it to see the look on my dear Mom's face when she walked into the living room and saw all of us sitting there! I will never forget her expression as long as I live! Mom was blown away and all teary eyed! We made her day!
I am so happy to be back home on my mountain taking it easy! Real easy!!!
Card post tomorrow for sure!
Thanks for your visit!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Happy Sunday stampers!
Well today is the big day as my daughters and I make the long trip 2 hours (for me) to Los Angeles for Mom's big 90 birthday! I wrapped up her hand made gifts and we are picking up the cake and flowers on the way. Lobie will be guarding all day, and I am sure by 4 PM wishing he could relieve himself! Poor guy! He would never blow it, it would be too bummed! Funny how sensitive my German Shep is! Gotta love that Lobie dog!
Yearly favorite timeless stamp for today's card. I hope you are all enjoying your weekend!
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 10, 2008

All boy!

Friday already? Zoom, zoom, zoom!
The good news is it is my day to visit Sondra my fabulous hair gal! Cut and weave baby! She always has the best Passion Fruit ice tea too! Yum! Then I go to manicure and peddie! Ahhh...I am so ready!
This is a good thing for sure! Don't you always feel so much better after a beauty "treatment"?
The all boy card was fun to create!! I received this image from Diane (ddenjoys2stamp), She is so sweet always sending me goodies! High Hopes sure does have wonderful images! Love them!
Details: CS-Bashful Blue, Real Red , Whisper White-SU! PP-Frogs-BG,green polka dots-MS. Image-High Hopes-(Frog Present). Sentiment-
Creative Imaginations. Ink-Versa fine onyx black. Copics,. Gingham ribbon-Mike's.Pop dots beneath sentiment.
Have a great day! Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Warm Winter Wishes

Good morning stampers!
I saw a really good movie Wednesday, Flash Of Genius with Jim Carey. It is about an inventor (true story) whom presented his intermittent windshield wipers to Ford Motor Company and the story of how they stole this invention from him. I recommend this one folks!
Since my Pink Cat Studio Lily & Tweet arrived I habe been enjoying coloring the images! What else is new? I love to color! I found the MS snowflake 30% off at Michael's, so I played around with that too!
Details: CS- Whisper White-SU! Yellow & blue-MS .PP-Reverse side of yellow-MS. Stamps-Image0-Pink Cat Studio. Sentiment-Pink Cat Studio (same set). Ink-Versa fine onyx black. Stickles & Copics. .MS snowflake punch,SU scallop border punch, sheer ribbon-BasicBasic-Michaels,.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

California dreaming...

Good morning!
Remember that great song by the Mommas and the Poppas? If you do you were probably a flower child! Peace, love stop the Vietnam war etc...Sound familiar? Same as it ever was! For some reason the "Dreams" sentiment triggered that! LOL!
My card today is the first time I have used this wonderful set Dreams au jour by SU! My SIL has a hula dance event coming up and she has worked so hard with top dancers to hula. It is a big deal on local TV there and has been her commitment and dream for 4 years. So this card is on its way to Kauai! So that's the story!
Details: CS-Whisper White-SU! Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi-SU! PP-Reminisce-CB folder-Dots. Stamp-Dream au jour set-SU-Ink-Tangerine Tango-SU! Ribbon-Tangerine Tango-SU! Marvy circle and scallop punches. Owl stick on-Reminisce (Enchanted Autumn).
Have a great day! Be creative and enjoy!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Good morning all!
Today is going to be warm and lovely! I am loving this fabulous weather, it just makes me feel so blessed!
I received my Pink Cat Studio stamp set "Lily & Tweet"! I adore it too! It's so much fun to color and I oh you know I love to color!
On a family note...
My Mom will be 90 years old Sunday! The girls and I are making the journey to Los Angeles to surprise her with a tier of yummy cupcakes and lots of love! I am working on some note cards for her with my Just Rite monogram set. Just simple ones for her to have on hand.
My daughter Brittney is driving , (I get to see her place in Newport Beach! Oooh la la!) it will be exhausting for me, but we have to make it up there!
Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!
Card details: CS-Whisper White-SU! Pretty In Pink-SU. PP-theangelcompany-(flywithitcollection) that is how it is written on paper!
CB folder -Swiss Dots, Copics, Sheer polka dot ribbon-Michael's. Stamp & sentiment from Pink Cat Studio. Ink-Versa fine onyx black.
Primas, and rhinestone bling (random). Marvy Scallop Punch.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A little bit of Christmas!

Happy Monday all!
A little bit of Christmas today! Quick post for me, but I did want to get this nice Hero Arts tree card posted!
I think it is rather pretty with the layers, what do you think?
Have a wonderful Monday, I am working on that so off I happens and not!
Hope to be able to blog later! Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Oh happy day!

World card making day always amazes me!
The amount of creativity flowing around our planet is truly amazing! Even more cool is the fact that we all come together and create upon this day! I am honored to be a part of this fabulous community of card makers that are within our vast globe!
So that being said, HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!
My card this evening is my contribution to this fun day as well as my entry for Allison's Harves t challenge (AFSS-37). Stampin When I can...EVERYONE on the planet knows Allison! (same old story with my links)! ( swear word here)! The darling scarecrow image is in fact from Allison, on a lucky win I had on her blog! Thanks Allison! Perfect time to ink it up!
Details: CS-Harvest orange-Bazzill (I named the color, Bazzill does not have names on their colors)! Baja Breeze, Whisper White-SU!
PP-7 Gypsies. Stamp image-Scarecrow-Peachy Keen Stamps. Sentiment-maybe Tree house (sorry). Ink-Versa fine onyx black.
Copics.Ribbon-Offray-Michael's, sunflower stick on-? Michael's.
Photo note: Sorry about the first image being a crummy picture! I really do prefer natural lighting to my Ottman light! Still working on all of that! LOL! I think I pushed a button that gave me the wrong setting!
Thanks for visiting! Hope all of you had a terrifc and fun day! Come back soon to say hi!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Beate's weekend sketch #60

Friday means Beate sketch time! Whoo hoo!
Thanks Beate for a great sketch this week! All of the cards I have seen thus far for this challenge are so awesome!
I finally broke open my new Bella Rose DP from SU! It is two sided and so yummy! The verse is from the Dream du jour set-SU! It completely rocks too! Everything on this card is SU! except the card stock (scallop) and the flowers!
Have a great weekend! We are expecting a few sprinkles that we sure do need! Great stamping weather! Actually, any weather is great stamping weather! (wink)!
Details: CS-Bazzill. Whisper White, Red Riding Hood -SU! DP-Bella Rose-2 sided-SU! Ribbon-Kiwi Kiss stripe-SU!
Sentiment-Dreams du jour set-SU!-Ink-Red Riding Hood-SU!
Thanks for your visit! Come back soon!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cute snowman and a RAK from Isabella!

Late Thursday post!
I thought it was time for another snowman! I just keep him out and he is always looking to get inked up! (wink)!
My darling grand daughter Isabella ,made me a card and picked out at Michael's stickers that look like Lobie (she just adores him) with her Mommy's help, I also received my SU! ribbon from a "go in on ribbon" order! Thanks Domenica! Bella also stamped the envie so nicely! A real stamper in training! What a treasure for Grandma! Huggins to Bella!
Details on the snowman card: CS-Rose, Red, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, SU! DP-Autumn Leafs. Striped paper (behind snowman) Reminese. Copics,Stickles, satin ribbon-Ofray(Michael's). Pop dots beneath snowman.
Hope you all had a wonderful day! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lemon Tart meets Pink Passion

Yellow Tart is giving me a tough time to photograph! The first view looks a bit more yellow then the other ones. The other views look celery!?? I need to practice this one! Darn it is such a nice color too! October already!
Doesn't it seem like we were just watching fireworks just the other day? My goodness, time is zooming by us!
Much of the country and Canada, will experience now a beautiful turn of events, as the leafs go through their incredible color change show to dropping off completely for the winter. Winter? What's that? He he! I must say I do miss the leaves turning here in San Diego! So is it leaves turning or 80 on Christmas? I think I will stay in San Diego!
Today is 90 degrees! A bit warm for me! I had to turn on the air conditioner! It is to cool down and perhaps we will get 10 drops of rain that we so desperately need over the weekend. LOL!
I have been playing around with the CB Christmas tree folder and I recently received the Yellow Tart (yummy) from PTI and I thought I would give it a go! The only problem is the yellow looks celery on my screen! I guess I need to try another lightning situation! It just didn't pick up Yellow Tart, so nice IRL!
It is such a lovely color! Sometimes it is fun to change from the norm on Christmas card colors! I'll have another one or two to show you tomorrow.
I am stamping only the inside of the card with the holiday sentiment.Details: CS-Pink Passion-SU! Yellow Tart-PTI. PP- Fancy Pants. CB folder-Christmas tree. Corner punch-SU!
I am expecting a happy mail day today! Pink Cat Studios....(smile)!
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!