Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mojo Monday/Not as Visioned. . .

At times my Hubby laughs at my design techniques because to come up with a card, may make my Stamp Studio look like a tornado flew threw it! Top that off with not being happy in the end result and he may go into hysterics!! LOL He is not really any help either because he’s one of those guys that when you take clothes shopping his opinion is the same “yes, that looks fine” (you know the type), I want constructive criticism!! Anyways, I felt it would be okay to post my “design disaster” if for nothing more but to help others avoid my mistakes!! This layout originally started out on a scratch piece of paper with lots of scribble around it (trust me, it looked better than the card came out) and then lots of cardstock all around my Studio!! Well, I do think the SU colors are a great match to my new cardstock pad by Basic Grey, but the elements came out way TOO BIG which prevents you from really seeing the other elements on the card. Note to self: find a smaller stamp set and retry or make it a bigger card. Anyways, now that I’ve straightened up my Stamp Studio somewhat, I’ll go back to the drawing board and let another tornado begin! LOL Here is the link to Mojo Monday if you’d like to participate: Mojo85Sketch050409

Here is my disaster: 050409Recipe:

Stamp Set: Echoes of Kindness

Paper: Euphoria by Basic Grey, Perfect Plum, Gable Green, Pink Pirouette, Purely Pomegranate, and Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black, Gable Green, and Pink Pirouette

Accessories: Nestabilities, Scallop Edge Punch, sponges, and Dew Drops

Thank you for looking and have a great day!! Happy Stamping!!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Check out this Blog Candy. . .

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I was out cruising the Blog World and ran across this awesome blog at:

A lovely lady by the name of Crystal is giving away these goodies in celebration of Spring, Birthday, Anniversary, 3-month Blogging Anniversary, and 2000 hits – whooohoooo!!  Truly a reason to celebrate!!  This is too fun!!  Congrats Crystal!!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Mojo’s Mother’s Day

Well I really wanted to make sure I had my Mother’s Day cards ready for my Mom and my MIL for when I need them!  Not sure what day exactly Mother’s Day is but I know it’s coming up real soon.  So, I was sitting in my Stamp Studio this morning (since I didn’t have to work) trying to come up with an idea and thought I would hop on over to Mojo Monday and that is how my inspiration began.  Oh, and believe it or not – it is actually Monday!!  That’s a first for me – Mojo Monday actually done on a Monday!!  Anyways, here is this week’s sketch: Mojo83Sketch

and here is my version of that sketch:042009Uh huh, yep, pulled out this oldie but goodie from 2003 – recognize the stamp set????

Let me know what you think (I LOVE comments)!




Stamp Set: A Mother’s Hands

Paper: Close to Cocoa, Pixie Pink, Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, and Sage Shadow

Ink: Craft White, Blush Blossom, Pixie Pink, Sage Shadow, Barely Banana, and Basic Brown


Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, MS border punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Brayer, Cuttlebug Folder, and White grosgrain ribbon (dyed in Pixie Pink)


Have a wonderful day/week,


Thursday, April 16, 2009

SCS #CC214 Color Combo Challenge

WhooHoo!!  Had some time to stamp during Spring Break!!  I decided to take the SCS Color Combo Challenge this week because I LOVED the color combo.  Here is my card:

Botanical Blooms



Stamp Sets: Botanical Blooms and Sincere Salutations


Paper: Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink, Naturals Ivory, and Delicate Dots DSP


Ink: Bordering Blue, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, and Certainly Celery


Accessories: Nestabilities, Scallop Edge punch, Wide Oval punch, and Certainly Celery Organdy ribbon


I’ve got 5 other ovals punched and stamped to start assembling the other 5 cards – if you are participating this month’s CardExchange, you will get one!!



It’s Time to Bloom

Well at least Mother Nature is not bothered by what I refer to as terrestrial winds that we get here in April every year in Central California – uggggghh, I no likey!!

Anyways, I’m so excited by this month’s local card exchange theme – it is RIBBON!!!  I LOVE ribbon – I just couldn’t own enough!  I can’t wait to see what the other participants come up with!  Here is my entry:

April 2009Recipe:


Stamp Sets: A Flower for All Seasons, and Bella’s Bloom


Paper: Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White


Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel, Ballet Blue, and Versamark


Accessories: Scallop Punch, Black embossing powder, Pig Tails Ribbon, and Whisper White Organza Ribbon 


Sweet Spring

Yes, I’m so behind with posting on my blog – so sorry. I realized I never posted this fun card I did last month and really wanted to share it with you all. I know I got the inspiration from another share, just can’t remember who and I apologize. The template is from a Paper Crafts magazine. Hope you like it!

Dress Card with CollarRecipe:

Stamp Set: Everyday Flexible Phrases

Paper: Sweetwater patterned paper, and SU Marigold Morning

Ink: Basic Brown

Accessories: Scallop Punch, Paper Piercing Pad, embroidery thread, small tag, and ribbon

Have a glorious day!


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

With Sympathy

We had a neighbor that lost his Father last week and I realized I didn’t have one sympathy card on hand in either of my card organizers!  Obviously, not my favorite type of card to have to send, but definitely should have on hand.  Here is my card I came up with: Lovely As a Treeand decided to make a few extra to add to this month’s CardExchange Group just in case anyone may find they need one some day just like me.


My thoughts and prayers are with the Adam’s Family.



Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree and Loving Memories

Paper: MM Neutrals, Chocolate Chip, and Naturals Ivory

Ink: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, and Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, and Ticket Corner Punch