Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Here is a couple of Thank you cards. Again I used the Black and white with a splash of color challenge from over at Paperwings. I am still loving the Scor-pal too. LOL The scored lines add a little extra detail. (When scoring more that once where the lines will form a corner I like to alternate the scoring direction. Clear as mud, right? LOL I did the first line on the left side, rotated my card (90 degrees) and scored the bottom, then back to the left side and ended up at the bottom. This makes the intersecting lines looks cool.)

Stamp sets- Oh how and More abundance

Paper- White 110# and Black (TAC)

Ink- Pallete Noir and Cote d'Azure

Misc- Giga Scalloped Circle punch, Coluzzle cutting system, Coluzzle nesting circle template

Scor-Pal, misc ribbon

I hope everyone had a nice long weekend. Can you believe May is coming to a close already? My mom and sister came down on Monday. They brought the kiddos a swing set. Hunter loves going high. Sister is not too sure yet. (It may have to do with her only really being able to hold on with one hand. The cast is supposed to come off next Thursday. Woo Hoo) But, by the end of the day she was yelling, "Go high!" LOL

Today's blessings-


** Peonies in bloom out front**

** Having Joy**

Until later~

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ding, ding, ding we have a winner!!!

I used to pick a winner, so do you wanna know who it is?
Well, Jessica Smith, you will be getting a package soon. Congrats!!!

My friend Natalie shared a tutorial this week for Poppin' Pastels. (Natalie's DH and My Dh have been best buds since second grade. Believe me, that has been a loooooong time. LOL He was also the Bestman in our wedding.) Anyhoo, I had not used this technique for awhile, so I had to break out the chalks and play. LOL (Be sure to check out Natalie's Cards!!)
This is my card, it is a Sympathy card sent to a sweet lady at church that just lost her husband.

Stamp set-Good Timber

Card stock- White 110#, Blue-Greens Mono pack by Bazzill

Ink- Versamark

Misc-Scor-pal, Earth Tones chalk kit, Misc grograin ribbon, Chalk spray

We are re-doing my studio. I am hoping it goes quickly. (Well, you know since we have two helpers- ages 1 & 3. LOL) I am so excited to get it all done! So, my question for you is- What is your favorite organizational tips? Leave me a comment and let me know.

Today's blessing-

**A long weekend**

**"Finding" things that had been forgotten**

**Having a little snuggle on my lap until he/she falls asleep**

Until later~

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Fond Farewell

It's time to say Good bye, The Angel Company has just released the retiring list of stamps. These stamps will not be in the Fall/Winter 2008 Catty. The last day to order from the retiring list will be June 20, 2008.

14 Wedding Wishes T-2360
17 You’re A Hoot T-2809
18 Rememberancce T-2774
19 F is for Family T-2755
26 A Good Thing T-2746
27 Fanciful Flowers T-2283
27 Truly Blessed T-2301
31 Beautiful Place T-2605
32 Stipple Bet T-2639
33 Tip Toe T-2566
33 Write It T-2569
34 Forget Not T-2650
36 Abundance Is T-2660
37 Distressed Designs T-2573
37 Hip Hardware T-2325
38 Heart-itude T-4106
38 You Are Mine T-2823
40 His Angels T-2370
40 Live Inspired T-2615
40 My Spiritual Journey T-2874
41 Little Inspirations T-2375
43 Nurture Your Soul T-2649
43 Old Friend T-2661
45 Needed Numbers T-2649
45 So Silly T-2288
50 The Buzz T-2327
51 Pals T-2643
51 Sassy Cats T-2353
52 Blossom Builders T-2321
53 All Season Skinnies T-2333
53 More Season Skinnies T-2334
54 Hang Loose T-2328
55 Beach Fun T-2656 or
56 Don’t Bug Me T-2619
56 Lily Pad Pond T-2560
61 So Girly Swirly T-2152
67 Birthday Buggies T-2358
68 Party Notes T-2357
69 Calendar T-2202
69 Happy Celebration T-2728
69 Mini Sampler T-2548
69 Party Time T-2690
69 Wishing You T-1205
69 You’re Invited T-1203

75 Animal Blocks T-2680
75 Playful Paisley T-2683
75 Sentimental Boxes T-2712
76 Friendly Notes T-2611
76 Pretty Posies T-2027
80 Be T-2260
81 Diva Dresses T-2124
81 My Favorite T-2578
81 Rub A Dub T-1232
85Ragdolls T-2540
86 Be Authentic T-2181
87 Chicken Scratch T-306
87 He Said She Said T-2769
87 Sweet Sayings T-2221
88 My Story T-2821
88 Swirly Seasons T-2695
90 Friendly Goblins T-2623
90 Retro Halloween T-2788
90 Retro Treats T-2789
91 Fangtastic T-2562
92 Autumn Smiles T-2604
92 Giggly Gobblins T-2791
92 Jolly Jack-O-Lanterns T-2794
92 The First Thanksgiving T-2800
92 Too Spooky T-2602
95 Faith Hope Love T-441
95 The Only Thing T-2618
99 Buggie Christmas T2515
100 May Your Merry T-2372
100 Retro Christmas T-2797
100 Retro Reindeer T-2787
101 Happy Holiday Squares T-2713
102 License to Chill T-2705

Until later~

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Last call for Blog Candy-

I thought maybe today would be a good day to post a picture of my blog candy. LOL Remember that the winner will be picked tomorrow- Wednesday May 21.

I am sorry for the dark picture, but you can see there are some awesome goodies here. That is an clear can for you to alter along with a mini album. Tags, ribbon, brads (in the little "nail polish" bottle) and a stamp from The Angel Company. Supplies include a sponge, blending stumps, mini mister, Fantastix, a water brush and spongie wood thingies. LOL Also you will get a bottle of the Mono Multi from Tombow (it was too shy to get in the picture. LOL) So, there you have it. You can enter simply by posting 3 blessing to this post. (Here)
Today's blessings-
**New friends**
**Ladies at church to scrap with**
**having fellowship with God**
Until later~

Friday, May 16, 2008

An'udder birthday? card

You are not going to believe this- I do not have a Pretty posie card today!! LOL I do have another birthday card though. I love black and white!! One of the challenges on Paper Wings this week was using Black and white with a splash of color. So what do you think? The right front of the was scored with the Scor-pal and fold back. Brads were added to hold that edge in place so the cow spots inside the card would show. Gel pens was added to the ice cream and sunglasses to make them shiny and make it a little 3D. The bikini was done with a gel pen also. Hooves, horns and cone was colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I think this cow is just too cute!!

Stamps- An'udder birthday?

Card stock- White 110# and Tac's black

Ink- Palette Noir

Misc- Glaze Gelly pens, Prismacolor pencils , OMS and misc brads

Today's blessings-

** the weekend!!**

**going to a crop at the church tomorrow**

Don't forget about the Blog Candy!!

Have a great weekend!!

Until later~

Thursday, May 15, 2008

OK, I am back again!! LOL
Barb F has some Blog Candy!!!!
So does Diana!!
Just popping in for a quick second. I wanted to let you know I am a member of Angelhood 1, this is a blogging sisterhood that just so happens to be for The Angel Company demos. You can see the list on the right. Please make sure to visit them.
Also I changed around the info for Paper Wings. PW is a web site for anyone wanting to see TAC samples, cruise Angel blogs or find an Angel near you. And if you are an Angel you can join the forum group for lots of business help, product info and friendly Angel chatter. If you are an Angel I would HIGHLY recommend that you run right over and join today!! ;-)

I think this will be the last Pretty Posie card. (Well, at least for a little while. LOL) The funny thing is that there are more stamps in that set! LOL Oh well, I am having so much fun with this image.
A bunch of favorites were used on this card. My "current" favorite stamp, my fave coloring technique (Prismas and OMS), pop dots and the black gingham ribbon.
I am sending out this card to one of 3 Aunts with a birthday tomorrow. (Nope, no twins either. But, 2 are sisters. LOL) (I hope they forgive me for getting them out just a little late. Don't you just hate it when that happens?)
Ink- Palette Noir
Card stock- White 110#, Yellow (Bazzill) and TAC's black
Misc- Pop dots, Misc ribbon and Prismacolor pencils with OMS
You don't want to forget to stop by this post to get a chance at my Blog Candy!!
Today's blessings-
Until later~

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

You want candy??

How about another Scor-pal card? LOL This time diamonds were embossed on the card base, and then Palette inks were sponged over the white card stock to create a one of a kind background. I bet you can't guess what was used to color the posie. *wink* I seems that lately everything is colored with Prismas and OMS. LOL
This time I used a clear gel pen over the flowers to add a little shimmer.

Here are the details-
Stamp- Pretty Posies
Card stock- White 110#, TAC's Scarlet and black
Palette Inks- Sun flower, Orangerie and claret
Misc.- Prismacolor pencils, Scor-pal, clear gel pen, ribbon and craft knife

Today's blessings-
**A Bright pink cast, Woo hoo, the bone is in place, no pins!!
**A little girl that is so patient while doctors work on her arm**
** Shelter from the rain**
** Tall purple Irises, blooming out front**

Just bear with me, I have one more Pretty posie card to share. I promise to move on to something else. LOL

BLOG CANDY- All you have to do to be entered is to list 3 blessings in your reply!! Please remember to include your name so I can contact you! Lets see, May 21 I will pick the winner!

Until later~

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Another card

Here is another Scor-pal card, this time it is just a basic grid on a gate fold card. The Posie was colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. (I love this technique!!) The OMS works so well with the Prismacolor pencils. The color just glides across the paper. And the Prismacolor pencils are not like your school days colored pencils- they are waxy, and the color goes down so smooth. And blending with them is so easy.
Card stock- White (110#), Yellow (Bazzill) and TAC's Navy
Misc- Scor-pal, eyelets, ribbon and the Crop-a-dile

Today's blessings-
**Veggie Tales**

Until later~

Monday, May 12, 2008

Well, last week ended a lot better than it started. Friday Hunter had his hearing test and it turns out that his hearing is fine. He does have a little fluid behind the ear drum on the left side. She was confident that the mild hearing loss on that side would be restored once the fluid is gone!

My mom met with her Oncologist on Friday, and now we are praying that the cancer has not gone to the Lymph Nodes. IF it has not spread yet she will only need Radiation, which would be better for her kidneys. She feels much better about the whole situation now. (And it helped that her Oncologist is a Breast cancer survivor!!)

Ok, here is a Mother's Day cards:
Here is one sent to MIL, this is also one I designed for my last FUNshop. I think the Scor-pal makes even a simple design look very elegant. Here that front of the card was embossed on all 4 sides, leaving an open area in the center for that matted image. The score lines also left a spot at the bottom for a sentiment, and this one fit perfectly. And don't you just love those big scalloped circle punches- Fun!!
Stamps- Oh How Tac
Misc.- Scor-pal, Mega scalloped circle punch, Giga scalloped circle punch, black pen and misc. ribbon

I had hoped to post Blog candy last week to celebrate my 100th post, so, since I didn't get that done I hope to do it this week. LOL (Hailey sees the Orthopedic Surgeon on Wednesday. We are praying that she will get a cast and not have to have pins put in her elbow!! So, we will see how that goes.) So, keep watching for Blog candy- I will make it a good one too!! LOL
Today's Blessings-
** God's faithfulness**
**Strength in the "storms"**
**Encouraging words from others!! Thank You!!**
Until later~

Thursday, May 8, 2008

When it rains....

Have you heard the old saying, "When it rains, it pours"? Well, I think it is raining on us. First my mom learned last week she has breast cancer, then last night Hailey fell and broke a bone in her elbow. She has a splint on until she sees the Orthopedic surgeon on Wednesday. Because she is only 21 months old she has a lot of cartilage and she still forming bone and the Dr wasn't sure if it will heal properly. I am hoping she will not need to have pins put in it. She was playing around at the hospital, and didn't even cry when she got her IV. I was so happy they let her come home last night. Please keep her in your prayers that all heals well.
Here is another card from Tuesday night. This one uses a retired TAC stamp set called Nothing Better. I used the Rock and Roll technique.
I love the black gingham ribbon. (I would use it on every card- if I could. LOL)
This is for the mother of a lady in our Sunday School class. She broke her hip and is now recovering. She has been feeling a little down, so maybe this will lift her spirits.
Stamps- TAC retired Nothing Better
Ink- Palette Sun flower, Orangerie, and Jardin Moss
Misc- ribbon, Scrappers floss, black eyelet,and punches
Today's blessings-
**After spending almost 7 hours in the Children's ER, I am so thankful for healthy (and active) children**
**People with the gift for treating sick and injured kids with compassion**
**Our son that loves his little sissy and wants her all better**
Until later~

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Finally, a card to share

My Tuesday night work night was very productive last night. (I wish you all could have seen Hailey as I headed "off to work". She was so sweet, waving and saying "bye, bye Mommy". She gave me kisses and even tried to cry a little. But by the time I got to my "studio" at the end of the hallway she was fine. LOL And when I finished up and came out from stamping she ran to greet me with lots of hugs and kisses. LOL) I still have several cards I would like to get done before the weekend. LOL Here is one that needs to go out in today's mail. (PSA- Don't forget that postal rates are going up on Monday- May 12!!)

This is a birthday card for a little guy that will be 2 on Saturday. I hope he likes this cute little doggie. I love this stamp, it reminds me of our Basset hound, Mable.
Stamps- So Silly
Paper- DCWV and Bazzill
Accessories- Prisma color pencils, OMS, white gel pen and misc ribbon
By the way- this is my 100th post!! Woo Hoo, so you know what that means-Let's celebrate with some yummies. (I will give you more details on that later in the week.)
Blessings for today-
** A DH that entertains the kids so Momma can do what she loves to do**
** Being a Stay at home mom, and a Work at home mom (as needed for my sanity)- LOL**
** The sweet smell of Lilacs on a warm spring breeze**
**Having my cup full and over flowing**
Until later~

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

TAC May Specials

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In celebration of special photographs waiting to be showcased, we’ve paired our exquisite Pemberley Bay™ Matchbook Kit with the specially-created “True Wealth” Limited Edition stamp set. Available only for a limited time and as part of this special memory-keeping promotion, this unique stamp set features heartfelt quotes and phrases that will perfectly fit a variety of photographs.

PLUS, completing an entire album in an evening is so rewarding, WE ARE GOING TO INCLUDE OUR ROCKIN’ ROXIE MATCHBOOK KIT FOR FREE!!! TAC™ Time-Saving Kits and Your Special Memories…A Perfect Match!

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Limited Edition True Wealth Stamp Set

Free Rockin’ Roxie™ Matchbook Kit

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*Begins May 2nd and continues while supplies last.

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*Full original retail price of Bella Flor™ CSWIC™ is $19.95.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Prayers please

I just wanted to pop in a second and ask all of you for prayers for my mom. Her biopsy came back today and she has Breast cancer. The doctor is confident that Chemo will take care of it. Please pray that she keeps a positive outlook and that her treatment goes well. She also has a kidney disease so I am concerned about how that will factor into her treatment.

Until later~