Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Happy "Bird-day"

I recently bought a set of stamps from Hero Arts that I just love. So I had to stop Christmas cards and make a Birthday card. The background paper is from a paper stack that came from Hobby Lobby. I also used decorative staples. I have had these for a while but have a real hard time using them. Is there anybody else out there that has them and has used them? Would love to see some ideas. I have some really cute ones that I would love to use. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

"Merry" Sketch

I recevied this wonderful collection of things from my sister. Isn't she sweet, she is also very lucky. She lives in Florida and has many resources which to buy from. JoAnns (we have one in Newport News but it is nothing to brag about, pitiful); Michaels, AC Moore (we have one in Virginia Beach but that is a day trip) stamp and scarpbooks stores galore, (we have a nice one in Williamsburg and Yorktown). So you see she is nice enough to keep me in mind while she is shopping. She sent me Cuttlebug templates, a Hero Arts set, Technique Tuesday stamps, stamped Bellas and new white cardstock from Stampin Up that is wonderful and didn't even includes a bill, LOL.
I also added a new blogger The Stampin Soldier. (I have others I need to add I have marked in my favorites right now, I am slowly learning how to do all this blogging stuff). She has a wonderful sketch on her site and I used the cute litte birds in the Hero Arts set to make this card. The Merry Christmas stamp is one I got from my sister last year. This is mounted on the white card stock from Stampin Up. Be sure to visit The Stampin Soldier, I admire her for the job that she does in serving our country. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
P.S. Thanks to my DH for taking the picture of the card. I did the picture of the "loot" and it is a little out of focus.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Warm Hello

We had a young lady that visited my Sunday School class this past Sunday who is going through a difficult time. I wanted to let her know how much we enjoyed having her and that she was in my thoughts and prayers, so I made this card to send to her. I used my new stamps from Lizzie Anne's High Hellos. I love this set. The background paper is from Embellishment Paper made by Making Memories and the warm hello is from a stamp set from Hero Arts. The ribbon I had in my stash - it is kind of like paper you can never have too much. I hope this RAK gives her a smile on her face and in her heart.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Tagged By Flo Follie

Ms. Flo has tagged me, I think. Sometimes it takes me a while. I am not as computer savvy as she is. So here we go.

Four Places I have worked
1. On the tobacco farms in North Carolina
2. Real Estate Office
3. Bank
4. Currently in a law office.

Four Places I have lived
1.Portsmouth, VA
2. Newport News, VA.
I am waiting to complete the next two - maybe when we retire.

Places I have been on vacation
1. New York City - Just loved it
2. Seattle, Washington
3. Fraiser, Colorado
4. Jacksonville, FL - that always ends up costing me a lot of money shopping with my sister

Four Favorite Foods
1. Pasta
2. M & Ms
3. Donuts
4. Mashed potatoes

Four Places I would rather be right now –
1. New Bern, NC my husband is there on a business trip
2. Jacksonville FL stamping with my sister maybe go see Flo Follie
3. New York City
4. Big Stamp Store

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Stampin Up Class

I had a great time yesterday. I went to a Stampin Up Class where I received the Seasons of Joy set-just in time to make Christmas cards. I have seen a lot of cards made with this set so I was real excited to get it. We made two cards and the little box. When I got home, I had received High Hellos from Lizze Anne Designs and an email where I ordered Spellbinders Nestabilities, which are on their way. My sister called and she has bought me several things, Wow it is like Christmas, but early. Last week was a busy week so I am hoping this week will be a little easier and I will be able to get to try some of my new things. Here is wishing all of you a great - productive week.

Friday, September 14, 2007


I made this card from things left over from last years stash. I have been making my Christmas cards for the last four or five years, maybe longer, I can't remember. I do not make any two cards the same, they all have to be different. I am starting early this year, as I have said earlier that my daughter is getting married December 1 and if I don't get my cards done now - well wedding plans will interfere. The stamp was a present last year from my sister. I stamped the image five times and cut each part the the gift from a different paper so that I could pop dot it on the stamped image. I used my glitter pen to add the little stars around the package and the frame. It has been a busy week and have not really had a lot of time to stamp. I am however going to a Stampin Up class tomorrow - so I am real excited about that. Hopefully have some good stuff to post.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I decided I would try Beate's challenge. I am starting my Christmas cards early and do not like to make two cards alike so I need all the help I can get for different designs. The background paper is from a stack that I recently bought from Michael's, the Christmas stack. The candy paper I have had for a long time and have not been inspired to use it. I thought it went well with the stamp, which is one of last years Michael's dollar stamps. It is hard to make Christmas cards when it is 95 outside and my husband will not let me turn down the AC - lol, so between hot flashes and hot outside - I go merrily on my way.