Saturday, June 30, 2007

Summer Bummer (Request for greetings) Re-posting

Just moving this to the top for a few days, she would love some happy mail. Thanks, Sara

My DD found out on Monday that for the next thirty days she will need to wear this immobilizing brace, she is so destroyed over the fact. We found out a few years ago that all of her knee pain was caused by Osgood-Schlatter Disease disease, she is just growing too fast basically and her bones need to catch up. Well this past Basketball season she had a fall and what happened was when the tendons pulled away from the knee they fractured a small piece of bone off with it. She kept telling us the pain was getting worse make me an appointment so we finally got in to the specialist and this is how she is going to have to spend the next month. When she found out that her first season of Volleyball was not going to happen I thought she was going to cry. She has also been looking forward to our Church trip to the cities now she said she does not want to go. I just feel so bad for her she is so active (that is a big part of the problem with this disease) to be reduced to doing almost nothing is extremely hard on her at this time in her life when she is growing up to a teenager it is not easy. So as her Mother I am asking all of you that can to send her some cheer up wishes, she is so excited when I get fun things in the mail, this will surly make her time move faster. Thank you so much you can send your cheer up wishes to
my DD at the following address:
Donna Paschal
151 North Street East
Monroe, SD 57047
Thank you in advance for all of your kindness.

Friday, June 29, 2007

2000 hits blog candy

Remember to post a comment on any post in my blog so you have a chance at winning the blog candy. I will draw randomly when the counter hits 2000. Here is the link to the original post.
Have a great FRIDAY!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Divine Flowers

My Sister came across these stamps at a garage sale they are by "Judith" she is from Minnesota and that is about all I know about this set of stamps. I think there was a total of 15 stamps in the package. I was playing with some retired colors yesterday, I loved these so (Forrest Foliage and Eggplant Envy). My Sis also found some retired papers so I used them both here as well. I need to start following her to Garage Sales, she seems to always find the good craft stuff. I added a flower clip and used my ticket corner punch for some added detail and I embossed the background with the Divine Swirl CB folder. I love the outcome.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Paper Trey Inc. Card Swap

I am hosting my first Card Swap you can sign up by following this link...

Paper Trey Inc. Card Swap

You will need to use stamps from http://www.papertreyink.com/ to participate in this swap. Check them out they have awesome stamp set if you like nature stamps. I love Little Lady, and the Butterflies.

Close to 2000 Hits blog candy time


Okay, it is time for some blog candy again, my counter is getting close to 2000 hits. Leave a comment on any post in this blog and this could be yours. A random drawing will be held when the counter reaches 2000 hits, good luck!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Warning Label Post

These cards come with a warning label, if you have ever created something that you didn't quite appreciate then read on, if you always make perfect cards then you may want to skip this post.


Warning may cause extended laughter that may lead to unnecessary stares from your family members and co-workers and furry friends. May cause eye strain, laugh lines and involuntary muscle spasms. May also cause headaches, dizziness and loss of bladder control. Some of these symptoms may become severe if assistance is needed proceed to SCS Gallery and regroup.





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I am waiting for some new stuff to arrive and so I am going through some unfinished cards and finished cards and cleaning them up. I came across these yesterday and I laughed so hard, these are probably three to four years old. (It is frightening to look back and see where you have been.) Okay, so I took some time and took these cards apart and tried again so here they are redone years later....






What a busy weekend along with the Birthday Celebration for the Wish Rak group I also worked on some craft show items. I decided I am going to try another run this season, now that I am getting the Rubicoil this is going to be great!! Anyhow I used up all of my red tacky tape sheets that I purchased at Archivers in May, BOO HOO! Good thing we are going to the cities in July, I will be getting more then. (Can't find it in our area if you know the hiding place for this stuff please send me an email.) So ten pens and six lip balms later I had a great start. Here is what I learned after the fact... I could have used my Xyron to put the Designer paper on the pen that would have saved me tacky tape and I could have had 10 more pens and six more lip balms out of the three sheets that I purchased. Oh well I know now for the next time.
I used Recollections Designer paper from SU and Making Memories paper from Michaels to complete the projects

Monday, June 25, 2007

I Played along




This weekend marked the one year Anniversary of the Wish RAK forum on SCS. To celebrate on Friday and Saturday they had special challenges going on every hour a new one was posted. The goal was to use images or something received from wish RAK. I played along with a few challenges you can take this link to my gallery justtieszen and see all of the cards that I posted for the event. I will show you a couple of faves here...
The first photo is of a photo magnet notebook holder made using the Sassy Stems set (I received these stamped images from wish RAK). The paper is from Making Memories, I used the Orchid Opulence marker to color the flowers and water color pencils to do the vase. I used some rhinestones for bling, they are mounted to the outside of the plastic.
For the card I used inspiration from the blue floral card swap in a previous post. Orchid Opulence paper, marker and SU GG ribbon was used in the making of this card. Also paper from Making Memories.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Blue floral Swap cards have arrived!
























Wow, all of these cards are great I am going to be kept busy CASE-ing them. The first one I have cased is the top card by MaryPack, I will post my card with in the next few days I made it for Wish RAK Birthday Celebration WRSMO7B.
The next card was made by N. Sansoni, I love this set I know my Sister has it, guess I need to ask for another set to use.
I love the colors of this card made by Littlekel90, she hosted two swaps I was in earlier this year and is a wonderful Lady and makes Awesome cards.
I am not sure who made the Bird card with circle (If it is you please let me know so I can post). I love this card sketch I am going to definitely give it a try.
You guys aren't going to like this but I am going to case the Happy Harmony Sympathy card by Melissa Lance, how many cards can one person make with this set anyhow???
Next is the flower made with oval punches not sure the maker of this one either please notify me. I love it, going to have to purchase some of these punches this makes a cute card.
The final card was made by twyant I am going to have to look her up on this one to see how it was made. IRL this is gorgeous but looks complicated hopefully I can get- R -done.
Thanks to all for a wonderful swap.




Friday, June 22, 2007

Happy Belated Birthday to Me!

I was in town on Thursday and I saw my Sister Cathy at my Dad's house she delivered my birthday gift WOW! A ton of scrapbook supplies from Creative Memories in my fave color GREEN and some beautiful shimmer card stock and a new scrapbook, this is heaven indeed. Thank you!
I also had my first board meeting for Sioux Falls Health Department and the Governing Board for the Community Health Clinic. I was appointed to a three year term and could not be more excited about it. (A chance to make health care better for my family and the community who wouldn't say yes!) A few months ago after I came back from a DR. appointment the phone was ringing it was the clinic and my Dr. wanted to know if I was interested in the position, how often does that happen?

A grove of trees

I have been wanting to CASE this card for months now and I need a BD card for my Nephew so I thought what a great time to try it. I used mellow moss in the end I had birthday, sympathy and thank you cards all ready to go. This is the only stamp set I now have that is not leaving, WAHAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! Here is the link back to the original card I saw on SCS by craftcrazy98.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Making tracks


I still have this set I borrowed from a friend and used it again yesterday I saw it used in a similar fashion on SCS you can find it by following this link Butterfly thanks. I did change the colors I used white and real red. I also used SU check ribbon and for the bug train instead of stamping the image I pierced it. For the sentiment I used curvy verses.

Monday, June 18, 2007

SC01 revisited


This weekend I worked on revisiting some of SCS Sketch Challenges this is SC01. The Simply Said flowers are stamped in Temp. Turquoise and mounted on a panel of gable green. The centers on the Prima flowers are brads and they are put on the card with glue dots. I love the color combo of this card.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

I have been published



Last week one of my photos taken of the Monroe Park was Published in the Marion Record, I am so very happy!!! (I am published, I am published, do the happy dance, OH yeah!)

One more reason to smile


I just adore this set I have a couple more to show you but this one was sent out last week as a RAK card. The images were stamped in Regal Rose and layered with so saffron and regal rose card stock. The card itself was from the card box I received for my birthday. The tag has the small word window punch with a bling rhinestone in the center.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

SCS LSC120 Challenge




Yesterdays challenge on SCS was called Patriotic style. I had in my file from years past the top card God Bless America. It was made by cutting out triangles to be different sizes, this takes some practice but I love the visual effect. Then I used the star wheel with white ink to make the background. It has been so long since I made this card I can't even remember the one color of blue but I believe it to be Brocade Blue. Now for yesterdays challenge you were supposed to make a Patriotic style card but use a different style ie. Birthday, flowers anything but flags, fireworks etc. So I came up with this simply said stamped in blue colored with real red and sprinkled with glitter. I really like how this came out! I did not have a wheel I wanted to use with the card and no craft white pad so for the challenge I left the background plain if I had the ink I would have put the small flower out of the set in white.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Another Reason to Smile


I have been playing with this set for a few days now and I really love it. I made some of these cards to send out for Raks. This one was stamped with Real Red and layered with Real Red Card Stock. SU's Check ribbon in red was also used. I wish to thank my DSS for all the ribbon she has sent, I am totally in ribbon heaven, have never had such a choice of color, thank you!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Cuttle Bug Swap Cards Due 6/1 Received





I love doing swaps and checking out what other people are doing with my favorite things and this week I received my swaps from the Cuttle bug due 6/1 (these cards were not marked so I can't give credit but keep in mind when swapping people love to see the backs as well and who made the cards so please take time to identify yourself when swapping so others can thank you or give you credits.) On my card backs I place an address label Avery 8160 that contains all of my info so people know who the card was from and who they can ask about how it was made etc. OK, enough all ready here they are... the top card with simply said I just have to remake I love it, love it, love it!



I borrowed the Simply Said set from a friend because of a swap card I just had to recreate then I thought it would be perfect to use for the SCS Sketch challenge this week. So the card is Cranberry Crisp with Recollections paper (my fave totally hope it is not going). The image was stamped in C. C. and mounted on mellow moss and chocolate chip card stock. Su ribbon was also used. For the small notebook same colors were used and for extra detail I used the ticket corner punch (another fave)!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A birthday gift for L.





I made this Card Keeper and Magnet a few weeks ago but could not publish 'til I was sure L. received her Birthday Present. She called yesterday and thanked me for the gift, L. is my College Roomie (won't tell you how long ago it actually was, ha ha ha). To make this set I used SU Shapes and Shadows and stuck with Purple as my main color, Orchid Opulence was the color most prominent the other papers were from a stamp stack not sure of the colors but the SU inks matched well. I also used Die cut flowers from the Cuttlebug die Asterisks.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Father's Day Mileage Notebook




When I saw this Mileage notebook on My Creative Corner I just knew it would be the perfect gift for my Father. He is a Snow Bird and has always tracked mileage, how perfect could you get. So Classic Pickups was a must have set before it goes bye bye, never thought I would like a set like this 'til I saw what was made with it now I it is another set I can't seem to put down.

Here is my version of the mileage notebook and how I made it. The Notebook was purchased from My Creative Corner she is really good with these and they ship fast you need to give them a try it measured 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 I altered it down to 4 1/4 to 5 1/4 to fit the document I printed out. On the cover I cut Chocolate Chip then Artichoke and a strip of Not Quite Navy, the Classic Pickup is stamped in chocolate Chip and mounted on colored Card stock the sentiment is also stamped in C.C.. (The Ribbon was from my Sister and I am not sure of the name.)
For the inside I modified a program in Microsoft works and then I made a center pocket out of C.C. card stock (like the Card Keeper pocket, smaller version) and again used Artichoke to mount a second layer. I stamped another classic pickup in C.C. and mounted in on colored card stock added the sentiment and ribbon and the pocket was done ready to hold all of the gas receipts.
This was a notebook that I took apart so I put back in some of the paper and stamped them in the lower right hand corner with the sentiment then stacked up the paper and put it back together. Wala I have my Father's day gift ready to go, I also plan on putting a Gas Card in the front cover.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Reason to Smile




Well my special day has come and gone and I spent it playing with my new toys. My husband picked out this cardstock and card box for me, I love it the paper is textured and very heavy, NICE, it will be great for Card Keepers. I also had happy mail yesterday I entered and won some blog candy and the SU set Reason to Smile was part of the contest. I combined these two new toys and came up with some very cool cards and this is one of them. The butterfly was stamped in Ballet Blue and mounted with BB card stock, reson to smile was also stamped in BB on so saffron card stock, aside from the Blue strips the rest is card stock from the pad and a card from the box of cards. (This is another layout I am stuck on lately and I love it!)
No Rubicoil yet but I have been promised one, I will keep you informed.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Happy Birthday to ME!

Yes, finally the big day has arrived! No particular plans I am going to grill Chicken for supper and of course Strawberries will be dipped in chocolate and our friends are coming for some cards later in the day. I asked for a DQ cake, we will see what happens if not Angel food is my second fave.
I need to start my Mantra early, RUBICOIL, RUBICOIL, RUBICOIL....my fingers are crossed.
I plan on finishing up VBS Verses today and making some cards with some new paper my hubby picked out for me at Michael's.
Happy Day to all of you as well!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Magical Sister Stamp Day Card

My Sister brought along this paper that she loves by cloud 9 it is a magic wand motif we paired it with Artichoke, Rose Red and white offray ribbon. The SU ticket corner punch was used. The Sentiment comes from (you guessed it) SU Happy Harmony.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Mission Completion











We put the finishing touches on the Monroe park Wednesday. Look at all the happy children, such a wonderful gift for the town of Monroe. (This is the only hang out around for small children.) The next closest town is five miles away, don't you just love small town USA. My next project is to take all the photos and make a slide show DVD for all those who would like one this takes a bit but I can work on my patience using the program I have. (HA HA HA!)

Sister Stamp Day Card

This is another card we worked on Friday, this Stamp set just seems to keep getting used, I did hold to my promise and put it away for a week or so. I am not sure of the colors we used here, my Sister has all the Soft Subtles and she is always gracious and brings them along. We used the stylized flowers embossing folder once again as well. I love this layout it makes many nice cards.