Monday, April 30, 2007

scs challenge 121

Not to sure about this card. For some reason I really struggled with the challenge. I can't remember whose blog I saw this technique on but its to stamp in white and then use color pencils. I think it might of bee maria loves to stamp. I used su sketch it stamps for the flower and leaves and papertrey's green thumb stems. I used white ink and then su watercolor pencils. then I typed the sentiment on the computer. I added some brads to the corners because I couldn't find a ribbon I liked with it.

I used some squiggles on the side from the delight in life set

scs rak card

I received this today from Linda Palmer. It is so cute and I love the colors she used.


I received this card from Donna @stampamaniac with my blog candy winnings for refering a friend. the referral prize was a really neat scissor charm which of course I will be back with the picture because I forgot to take Company from out of town this week so I forgot everything. Have a great day and thanks for visiting

Saturday, April 28, 2007

And the winner is

Sorry I am late with this but I did some fund raising for childrens miracle network and my replacement person never showed so I had to do the right thing and stay until someone showed. After much deliberation and trying to decide if the random number generator was the way to go, I decided to pick what I thought was the funniest and it was quite a chore so I asked my hubby for help and he and I agreed on this one .......DrumRoll Please!!!!
Shannon K said...
I went to take a shower and the water kept rising and rising. I was like, great the drain is backed up. I turned off the water and heard none of it draining, so I grabbed the toilet plunger and started plunging away, with no success!! I call DH and he said "Pour in some draino stuff." Did it and let it sit for a while. When DH came home he broke a sweat plunging. Come to find out, there was nothing wrong with the drain. I accidentally flipped up the drain stopper (out of habit from giving baths, I have four children). My DH was aggravated and I felt foolish!! It was still funny though!! So Shannon K please email me your Addy and I will get that right out to you

Still Here

I am still here. Just have some sort of block going on I have made several cards but hated each one of them. I think I got an Idea to work on so maybe today I can get to it. there is no maybe I need to get to it. I have company in from New Jersey so that may be part of my block, just feeling guilty when I go in the other room to stamp instead of spending time with them.
Todays the big day for the drawing of the winner of the blog candy so Make sure you sign my guestbook and leave a comment. Off I go to try this Idea I have for this card. I will be back around 12

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Blog Candy

I have reached my first 1000 visits to my blog(who would have thought) so in honor of this I will be offering some blog candy. To be entered you must sign my guest book If you already have then you are all set in that part, Then if you could leave a comment about the dumbest thing you have ever done. I think the dumbest thing I ever did was to lock a customer in the store and go must have been a rough night. ok so here is what I am offering.
3 sudio g packs of acrylic stamps
10 sheets of Basic grey 6X6 paper (2 sheets each of the 5 syles I have)
A few prima's
some ribbom from jody morrows polka dot share

ps I will take a picture after I get home form work

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

picture of blog candy

The picture is not so good I dont know why but this is the picture I promised. I am sorry its so late but the way i am working is silly. tonight I close the store again......wonder if I can lock someone in just teasing it really was an accident

blog candy

Dont forget tos scroll down and check out my blog candy. Being new at this I dont know how to keep the post on the top

Monday, April 23, 2007

continued people I am tagging

ok so what you hafta do is list 7 things about yourself bad or good on your own blog and then tag 7 people. I thank god for all the blogs I visit or I would be in trouble

tagged again

kristine from ink something tagged me so here all these deep dark secrets....
1) I was aghoraphobic and social phobic for at least 10 years. sought help and over came it.
2) Bought my first su stamp like in 2002 and never used it until 2003 and never used it again
until this year when I made a card for my husbands second in command
3) My family was the victim of a violent crime in 1988 (father-in-law murdered)
4) sometimes you can't tell from my postings but I am a freak about spelling. If its mispelled on my blog its because the lights were out.
5) I have been with my husband 25 years but only married 17(first marriage wasn't so good so I was nervous)
6) Did I mention I hate my full time job.
7) Did I mention in the future I will have my own line or polymer stamps, so watch for them and help a fellow blogger out. people I will tag...hmmmm continued next post

people I am tagging

List & things about yourself on your blog and then tag 7 other people

I got tagged

I actually got tagged twice today just when I thought I slipped under the wire. The first was from was from Cassandra and I apologize I cannot find her site to save my life and I know I added it to my favorites so Cassandra send me the link, The second tag was from Maria (card inspired by Maria) Love that blog she is so talented, so now I guess I have to tell you seven things about myself. hmmmmmmm let me see.
1) in 1997 I lost 70 pounds although now its up to a little more then 80lbs
2) I have two tatoo's ( can you guess where and what they are?) ok don't go there its my
3) When I lived in Massachusetts I had my own motorcyle and enjoyed riding, when my co-
workers found out I was moving to North Carolina they told me women here in the southeast
did not drive motorcycles so I sold it. (stupid to believe people just call me gullible.
4) I absolutely love the thrill of a hockey game. I used to have season tickets up north and was
at every game. Sat right next to the penalty box it was awesome. ok so now I will tell you
that I actually played Ice hockey.
5) I have 2 granddaughters and they are my pride and joy. Ariel is 8 and Alyssa is 2
6) ok this one is bad....I have a fear of Movie theaters...I cannot go to a movie I have to wait
for it to come on Dvd. I guess I have a fear of not being able to get out of the theater in case of
a fire. sick isnt it
7) Besides my full time job I also work one day a week for weight watchers its like a night out for
for me

Ginko Biloba Time

I will be drawing the winner on Saturday the 28th at 12 pm est

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Never Realized

I had someone mention to me that I never send them any of my cards and after thinking about it I realized that person was right. I am not going to tell you who it is because they read my blog and I dont want them to know it is coming. So for this simple card I used butterfly kisses and green thumb from papertrey ink. I used su coral cs and su inks pixie pink brocade blue perfectly plumb and choc chip. I used my su watercolor pencils and my blending pens to make the stems(ugh) I used a green thumb sentiment on the outside and a ginak love you to pieces on the inside. the off white cs came from "if its paper" and it is textured. I sponged around the image with pixie pink. It was a quick little card but I think it will get the point across. I almost forgot i traced the rounded flowers and the butterfly with a glitter pen of course. the spikey flowers remind me of my cleome I grew up in Massachusetts better name for cleome is spider flower, Thanks for looking and have a great rest of a Sunday I am off to work. tomorrow I will post about my blog candy because I am over 1000 whoooohoooo

Blog Candy

I am really close to 1000 hits and I am very excited because I am so new at this. I have had so much fun with this. So I am going to offer blog candy when I hit the 1000 mark

Saturday, April 21, 2007

uhu glue runner

I recieved a uhu glue runner by stopping at maria filosa's site and all I hafta do is talk about it on my blog. I used it for the previous card and I loved it. It doesnt leave that white if you go off the edge like the cm one does. this goes on clear and as far as I can tell it really sticks. I did however have to reposition my top layer and I pulled it off without recking my bottom layer. this thing is refillable and comes apart so easily.Maria Filosa’s UHU Project Blog You really have to try this out. I think I found another best friend in the adhesive dept.


I have been waiting for this set and it arrived on thursday. So today I decided to play with it. I used chocolate chip and creammy caramel su cs and I used chocolate chip ink and a little ribbon from jody morrow's swap and the hardware was from a swap and I apologize I can't remember whose it was. I used my glue pad on the little puzzle pieces and then sprinkled pearlex on them and I was amazed at the results. Its kind of a plain card but looks like a great card to send a friend. Thanks for looking in on me and please sign my guest book

Friday, April 20, 2007

Life Stinks Sometimes

You would not believe what happened to me yesterday. I dropped my atm/credit card at work. Someone picked it up and would you believe they used it and rakked up quite a bill at walmart. I am so bummed out. I hope the bank will re-imburse me. Do you think they will?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

My very first RAK

This pretty card came from Kitty aka Oregonstamper. I am so excited to have received this.

I don't know if I took a good picture but the card is very sweet

scs sketch challenge 120

Here it is as Promised ! for this card I used stampin up's floral background stamp and dabbed certainly celery,pixie pink, yoyo yellow and perfectly plum . the Butterfly is from papertrey's Butterfly kisses set and the sentiments are from stampin up . the cs was stampin up soft subtles and the ribbon of course is from Jody Morrow. and you just know Iused my glue pad and purple utrafine glitter. I think I am addicted. Hope you like it and thanks for taking the time to view it

I actually finished the scs card sketch challenge early

This morning I went on splitcoast and got the new card sketch and I finished it. I know you won't believe me because its not well when I went to take a picture of it the camera was dead. Dummy me forgot to charge it. I just got home from work and I have to work early in the morning so when I get home I will post it. I work both jobs tomorrow so it won't be posted until I get back from weight watchers. I think its a pretty card and I had my step-daughter in mind for it because her birthday is next week. Well nighty night all see You tomorrow or I should say later today

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A big OOPS

Somehow I deleted my whole blog roll. I worked on it this morning so Hopefully I have everyone back on there. If I missed someone just please let me know.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


So I am sitting here thinking where cards would do the most good and I am thinking I should send them to children's wards in the hospitals in my area? If it works we could send to other children's wards . Kids just love getting cards. let me know what you think about this idea. I will post a card in the next day or so I have one in mind its just finding the time to do it with my schedule at work this week it may be kinda hard. But anyway let me know what you think about sending cards to the children's wards. we could even extend it to nursing homes. I think it would be greatly appreciated and I don't believe they would hafta be extravagant. well let me know.
Have a great night

Monday, April 16, 2007

strange happenings

So as I worked all day the dh was home playing with my stuff (the nerve of him) well any way look at what he came up with. I cant tell you how he did it because I wasnt home

Sunday, April 15, 2007


I was sitting here feeling kinda blah in the rain and thumder and I decided to cheer myself up with a card. It may have worked. I found the wording on the front of the card at Enchanted cottage and I used my new glue pad. I used my stella ruby paper and traced the flowers with a glitter pen and then cut them out and used crystal effects on them and used small papertrey butterflies and used the glue pad and ulra fine purple glitter for the words and mounted it all on some cs I found at a place called If it's paper. All and all it's not a bad card. On the inside I stamped find joy in little things. ok here is the card. Have a great Sunday

Well here it is my son's birthday card but it didnt photograph to well i guess because of the glossy card stock. I used crab and co and wiggle eyes and I ironed waxpaper on the cs and sponged color on. My son lives at the gym so i created barbells with a toothpick and pop darts

Saturday, April 14, 2007

a saturday off finally

Today was a good day off I went to a scrapbook rubber stamping expo in winston salem with my friends Cheryl and Pat. I learned some new things and bought some new
Then we went to a place called the Enchanted Cottage and you want to talk stamps? I have never seen so many stamps in one place and they even had A Muse stamps and those scalloped punches everyone is drooling over. So that was how I spent my day. Now I need to get off here and make yet another birthday card this time for my son and believe it or not tomorrow is his birthday. I guess I just like being pressured. lol I will post it if it comes out ok. Until then enjoy your Saturday night.

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Drum Roll Please

ok I hope you all like this card I struggled with it. I have a friend who is having a birthday so I figured why not use the scs sketch challenge to make the birthday card I needed. well I tore up 4 of them and this is the final result. I dont know what the problem was because it was a great sketch I just didnt like anything I made. so on this card I used the flower from delight in life and the tiny butterflies from papertrey's butterfly wishes and the ribbon of course is from jody morrow, I finally used my peerless colors on the flower (I hafta stop hoarding) and I used dazzling diamonds and crystal effects. ok so here I go uploading it......ugh

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I know I know

I haven't posted anything lately but I am going into my Art room(formerly my dining room) and I am going to do the scs sketch challenge so don't forget to look for it either later tonight or tomorrow night. I have to work in the morning so if its not here tonight I will get it on there tomorrow night.....PROMISE

Monday, April 9, 2007

Card I posted on splitcoast

This the card I made for a splitcoast challenge. I hope everyone likes it. It made me very nervous but I survived it

Sunday, April 8, 2007

my first splitcoast challenge card

I am nervous about posting this on splitcoast because I am not as good as the others. But i will muster up the courage

Happy Easter

I hope you all have a great day today. I have no work today and for the first holiday since I moved here 3 years ago I have no company. So guess what I will be doing today besides cooking. I have decided to sit down and try some of those splitcoast challenges. If I am happy with them I will post I'm kinda scared. well enough for now I need to go get working on a challenge.

He is risen.......Alleluhia

Saturday, April 7, 2007


The week before Easter in the grocery business is a very busy week. I have been working all kinds of odd hours. Going in early and coming home very late. So much physical work that I hurt in places I didn't know could So when I got home last night I went in the hot tub even though it was raining and after a few minutes in the tub to my surprise it started snowing. I cant believe it was snowing in April in North Carolina. I still have some projects to post and hopefully I can get them posted today. I hope everyone enjoys thier Easter and lets not forget what Easter stands for. Its about sacrifice and and belief and celebration. ok I need to go get some stuff done here. Have a great day

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

edit for the autism article

the eight dollars for every stamp set sold goes to autism speaks. So again run over to stampinfreak and get yours today. I promise I will start viewing my posts before I actually post them.

spelling error

the other site is a day in the life

Love Ya Bunches

GinaK @Stampinfreak is offering a great new stamp set which $8.00 goes to autism. This is a great stanp set and a great way for all of us to help. Can You imagine being one of those mothers 1 in 150 whose child is born with autism. Can You imagine being a mother to a child with special needs? I had a child who suffered from sids syndrome and I know what I went through. He is now 27 and quite normal. But remember some children do not grow out of things. So all I have to say now is HAVE A HEART AND DO YOUR PART! I will be ordering mine in the next day or so. You can find out things on stampinmama's website or a Day in the lige website. Thanks for listening. Now go order your stampset from

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

I joined a new place hoping to increase my views. so lets hope it works

Technorati Profile


I have been working on customizing my blog sorry I never posted my cards. I promise I will do them tomorrow

Monday, April 2, 2007

I will be back later to post some of the things cheryl and I made today

Card by Erica Martin

Along with the Devil Dogs Erica enclosed this cute card with a message to enjoy the Devil Dogs. I don't know if the picture does the card justice but it is so very cute. Once again Thank You Erica

Look what I received today. I hadn't thought about these for 3 years living here in the southeast and one day while blogging I noticed that Erica Martin was asking people if they knew what Devil Dogs were and of course being from Massachusetts originally I knew quite well what they were. The next day she posted a picture of the Devil Dog box and got me drooling. So Of course I opted to email her and and ask Why are you doing this to me I havnt thought of these things in 3 years and of course you can't get them here. So Erica mailed me a box and I hafta admit I opened them and ate one before I took the picture.....sorry I just couldn't wait. Thank You soooooooooooo much Erica. This should be my fix for a little while

Sunday, April 1, 2007

another pic of the dining room

I can tell you the colors in the dining room are Pumkin Bar and Honey Mustard with white chair rail. I am good at decorating the house but cards I seem to have drawn a blank

Can You say Murder

My dining room table saturday when my husband got home from work. I was racking my brains out trying to come up with something for my sisters wedding invites but to know avail. Anyone have any i deas? Kristine I would love to take you up on your offer of helping me navigate through this blog thing. I don't even know how to tell people I have this blog. I would love to change my header and have a counter and be able to put your blogs on my blog but I just don't know how. So any help would be appreciated. ok here comes the picture no laughing

shaker card

Dawn from Dawns stampin thoughts did a tutorial on this Card not this motiff but my friend cheryl and I decided to use I like it a latte set to do this. It was cheryls cs so I believe it may have been some of her old cm paper we used. I love these shaker cards I am gonna make a couple more with different sets.

a tutorial card I cased from Dawn Mercedes

I used old olive stampin up cs and cranberry crisp cs. I used the very punny chirp up stamp and colored in with pencils. I also used my cuddlebug flower die cut and added a gold antique charm to it. I used a cm circle cutting system and of course ribbon is from Confessions of a ribbon addict. A big thanx to Dawn M for her tutorial or I never would have been able to do this. the inside is blank but the pocket will hold a note for whatever I decide to use it for

My handsome Man

let me introduce you to the most handsome little man I know. He weighs 4 pounds and his name is tiko. No don't be drooling he is all mine