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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Swap Card Round 5 number 2

Okay, the other day I showed you my first card I had made for this sketch. Needless to say I had a restless night thinking of ways I wanted to improve on my creation so here it is...I really really really like this one and DH still likes the first. Just goes to show how every ones taste is different and this is why I enjoy swapping cards so much. So the card you see today is going for the sketch round of the swap and the previous card show is going into the regular card portion of the swap.

To get the sign up link for the swap scroll down to the next card post...we would love to have you swapping with us.




Product list...
SU Wild Wasabi, purely pomegranate, certainly celery card stock and ribbon
PTI Merry and bright stamp set, stampers select white card stock, fresh snow ink,
cuttlebug embossing folder snowflakes
cricut expression
bling
plastic confetti snowflakes
circle punch

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

PTI Sketch one for Swap 5

Chrys23 on Splitcoaststampers is hostessing round 5 PTI swap. For this round she has posted two sketches for us along with a regular card swap, want to sign up and play you can find the tread {HERE}





Product list...
All products PTI except star brad, marvy scallop punch

Have a Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Winter Woodland Cricut Giveaway

Another week and another shot at winning one of 20 Winter Woodland Cartridges. You can learn more about this amazing release {here winter woodland}.

You will need to leave a comment in the posted thread {here} and or post like I am doing for two shots at winning.

Good luck!

Season for Card Keepers



These great little keepers hold three cards and envelops standard A2 size.
Product list...
Card keeper directions from Impressions by Rochelle
PTI card stock, ink, buttons, jute
PTI stamp sets Text Style, Everyday Button Bits
Marvy scallop punch
SU scallop circle punch, scallop border punch
stitching with chocolate thread

Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Creatopia Mania

Holy Moly have you seen this? xyron.com Creatopia looks like some very amazing stuff is on the way. I love my xyron it is one of my can't live without craft tools, I hope they are going to continue selling the refills for my Dinosaur however if I find that elusive money tree....

It has been yet another wild week around here with more of the family getting the crud hopefully we are breaking through to the healthy side of things now.

Have a great weekend and a happy stamp day!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I scream for ice cream...

YUMMY, YUMMY my Dad has always made the best ice cream, I downloaded this digi pack (somewhere) and then forgot about it. While I could not connect to the router I was cleaning up files and found it again so I quickly made up this layout with pictures from July 2008...



Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Something Easy...

Remember when these embossing folders first came on the market? I do, I sat there and made up tons of embossed quarter sheets. I found this stash while cleaning out my creative space for a garage sale. How easy it was to whip up a few of these with just placing some yummy PTI ribbon and coordinating card stock.




I have been asked where I get my cartridges from...okay I am blessed in the fact that they are not mine in fact my Sister has borrowed them to me. I have only purchased one and it was Boxes Bags and Tags and that was from Oh My Crafts with a discount code (and Plantin Schoolbook that came with my Expression). I have seen the cartridges on clearance at WalMart and some great deals on Ebay. My Sister has picked most of hers up at Mikes or WalMart when they go on sale.

Product list...
Cuttlebug embossing folder Happy Birthday
SU Copper Card stock
PTI card stock and ribbon

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Halloween with the Cricut



SPOOKY, or not this was a fun card to make! I designed the .cut file a few weeks back and decided to cut it and get a Halloween card made up...love the results. If you wish to download the .cut file it is {HERE} you will need Cricut, Cricut DS and Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and it is sized to fit an A2 card front. I have designed it on the expression mat you should be able to size it to the baby bug easy enough...enjoy!

Product list...
Cricut Expression
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge
Cuttlebug Embossing folder swiss dots
Papertrey ink card stock, ink and spooky sweets stamp set
google eyes
PTI jute
Jewelry Wire
k and Co glitter
Sakura silver gel pen
dimensional dots
Star Brads
1/8" hole punch
Jewelry pliers

As the little ones dress up as monsters and skeletons they are teaching us something, we have to pause and ask our self about Monsters in our Closet. God knows about these Monsters and wants to tame them for us set them free.
Hebrews 4:13
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account

Have a Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cricut Celebrates 100 cartridge week 3


Thats righ one HUGE contest for Cricut fans that would love a chance to win Cricuts 100th cartridge you can find out more on WinterWoodland [HERE}.

Want to get in on the contest click {HERE}

Happy Cricut Day!

Polka Dot Paradise Challenge

I am still a bit weak and shaky this AM but I think the worst of this stinking bug has passed, now for the rest of the Family to start feeling better. I did however make time to complete this challenge card I started on Friday (pathetic, takes me three days to complete one card) and I used a SU set for the main image. I know a big stunner there this is one of my fave all time sets and it works very well with a fall color boquet.


Gotta love the I Embellish web site, I so can't wait for the first online magazine to publish. The Polka Dot Paradise Challenge can be found {HERE}.







Product list...
SU Flower Filled Stamp Set (retired)
SU Daisy Punch (retired)
CM corner rounder
PTI card stock and bitty dots dp along with Scarlett Jewel Ribbon and ink
PTI Everyday Button Bits (for sentiment)
Orange card stock and ink from SU
K and Co glitter
pop dots

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, September 18, 2009

In my Cozy Chair!

First I was absent from the web due to some teenager girl issues now I am sitting in my cozy chair trying to kick some bug I picked up along the way...ACK! Every cough and sneeze is killing my back and it feels as if every body part hurts including my hair.

I made this card when I first received my On My Couch Additions set from PTI, I used the small square as wall art not sure if it was made to be art or a pillow but it works here especially with some glaze over the top of it. The additions set does not come with a table so I made my own using the Wishing you set smallest single tulip, pretty clever eh? I find this type of stamping the most fun, making something totally different then its original purpose...



Product list...
PTI wishing you, on my couch additions
PTI card stock and ink
Basic Grey Wisteria DP
Glaze

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Today is the Day...by Lincoln Brewster

No time to stamp and surf lately, life gets in the way at times being the Mother of three Girls on of them a Teenager that seems to know every single button to push at exact times. On our drive home around dusk on Monday I was totally reminded of one of my favorite bible verses and songs. The sky was a dusty pink and orange and the fog was just starting to settle in over the changing fields of corn and beans. And I just felt myself go AHHHHHHHHHHHH how could God not be here. Just one more of the little things he has shown me lately.

Today is the Day by Lincoln Brewster take this link to listen at Freenapster.com

...I`m casting my cares aside
I`m leaving my past behind
I`m setting my heart and mind on You
Jesus

I`m reaching my hand to Yours
Believing there`s so much more
Knowing that all You have in store for me is good
Is good

Chorus:
Today is the day You have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
Today is the day You have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
And I won`t worry about tomorrow
I`m trusting in what You say
Today is the day...
I putting my fears aside
I`m leaving my doubts behind
I`m giving my hopes and dreams to You
Jesus

I`m reaching my hands to Yours
Believing there`s so much more
Knowing that all You have in store for me is good
Is good

Chorus:
Today is the day You have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
Today is the day You have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
And I won`t worry about tomorrow
I`m trusting in what You say
Today is the day...
(Guitar interlude)

(2x`s)
I will stand upon Your truth.
(I will stand upon Your truth)
And all my days I`ll live for You
(And all my days I`ll live...)

Chorus:
Today is the day You have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
Today is the day You have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it
And I won`t worry about tomorrow
I`m giving you my fears and sorrows
Where you lead me I will follow
I'm trusting in what you say
(2x`s)...

In my youth group days it was always my favorite to sing this bible verse, the song I am sharing today is a jazzed up version of my fave...
Psalms 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Hey There...!

Here is another birdhouse card I worked on while finishing up this round of PTI swapping. It is fun to make some extra pieces and then work different layouts, truthfully that is the hardest part of swapping for me finalizing the cards I want to make.



Product list...
All items Papertrey ink except Cricut was used to cut the birdhouse. You can download the .cut file I designed {here}.

You can see my swap card (Here)


Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Did you Watch?

I was glued to the TV last night at 7 waiting to hear about Obama's plan for Health Insurance Reform. I totally agree with his views on this, DH and I both have sever Pre-existing conditions and when I was downsized five years ago we could not continue the insurance coverage I had through work (I think they make this task impossible for a reason...the employer does not want to continue contributing to the cause.

What annoyed me the most were the people sitting there all smug with there govt run insurance programs not wanting anything to change. Maybe we should not give them all the tests they need to get well, maybe we should make them pay full price for prescriptions or maybe we should strip them of their jobs ans securities and see how eager they become for reform.

Please stop stonewalling and get something done for Us hardworking Citizens who require affordable health insurance.

I went to the ER this spring, was packed full of pain meds (no xrays, no mri) and sent home the bill was over 1500, I made a deal with the hospital for a reduced balance who do you think will end up paying the rest...the smug ones that hold insurance policies were their prices are jacked up to cover the cost of the uninsured.

Wake up and see the light doing nothing is not an answer. Even small changes can bring major help to some of us.

GO OBAMA!

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Enjoy the Ride 2 an SCS challenge card

Here is another card that I had made when the stamp set first arrived and it has been sitting around waiting to be photographed and blogged about, it was for SCS sketch 239. Here is my blog link to another card made for the same sketch.


PTI everyday button bits
PTI twine and ink
SU DP (retired) and card stock
Buttons from Wal Mart
Circle punch

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cozy Chairs, Gotta Love them!

I admit at first reveal of the PTI sets On my Couch and On My Couch Additions I disliked them very much one of the couch sets just did not even look like a couch. Well I went out of my comfort box after seeing some fab cards designed by my stamping friends and purchased the Additions set.



Product list...
All items Papertrey ink except, dark chocolate stitching, confetti snowflakes, tassle.

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, September 7, 2009

EveryDay Button Bits




This set from PTI is quickly becoming one of my all time favorites for this card I used the Topiary Tree stamp. The dp is unknown I had some leftover pieces from a card kit swap that would work perfectly with a simple SCS Sketch.
Product list...
PTI Everyday Button Bits
PTI, vintage cream card stock and button
PTI Wood look Button
PTI Spring Moss Ink and card stock
PTI Twine

SU Ballet Blue card stock and ink
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Ribbon unknown
Marvy Scallop Oval Punch

Have a Happy Labor Day!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Moxie fab world challege Vintage and Shabby Chic


You can find more on this challenge and many samples here Moxie Fab World Vintage and Shabby Chic.

Product list...
All items Papertrey Ink unless noted
Jr. legal pad cut in half
Chocolate thread for stitching

Happy Stamp Day!

Moxie Fab World Challenge Fun and Cute


You can find more fun and cute challenge items here at Moxie Fab World

I altered this Jr. legal pad that was cut in half for me at our local printing store. Better then the box stores she does not charge to cut them how cool is that;) I think the box stores are up to one dollar per cut...OUCH!

Anyhow I decided to use PTI's on my couch additions stamp set to make this winter holiday altered notebook. Who does not enjoy their favorite armchair and memories in the middle of winter?

Product list...
PTI on my couch additions
PTI Bitty Dots DP
PTI ink and card stock
PTI ribbon and jute
SU scallop border punch
snowflake confetti
chocolate thread for sewing

Happy Stamp Day!

Moxie Fab World Challenge...Altered Frame


Holiday Stamping Challenge on Moxie Fab World Click this link for rules and a peek at More Moxie Fab Holiday Projects.

Product list...

Target Dollar Spot Frame
Papertrey ink Vintage Holiday Prints
Papertrey ink Ripe avacado card stock and ink
Papertrey ink Palette Noir ink
Papertrey ink spring moss card stok and buttons
Papertrey ink Stampers Select White card stock
Papertrey ink Everyday Button Bits stamp set
Papertrey ink Holiday Wishes stamp set
Papertrey ink Twine
Papertrey ink Pure poppy ink
Cross Bead from Hobby Lobby
Head Pin from Hobby Lobby
Darcie Glitter
Google Eye unknown
Mini Christmas lights Unknown
Cuttlebug embossing folder snowflakes
Cricut Expression
Cricut Design Studio with .cut file
Cricut George and Basic Shapes Cartridge
Dimensional dots
SU Scallop Border Punch
Dremel Tool
Xyron

You can grab my cricut .cut file in the post below.
Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Swapping out the Welcome Mat...Lifelight Weekend

I have been playing around with my second card for this round of PTI swapping for a few weeks now. I wanted to use the PTI Everyday button Bits set (just love the little bird) that comes in the set. I also loved the birdhouse card on page 164 of the new SU catty so I created a .cut file for the cricut (Download .cut file here). Finally it all has come together and I have completed six of these little Tweets, Little J almost caused scrambled eggs (she loves them also and her little hands were all over my projects) LOL, AACK!

There is a ton of dimension and little things that just make this card so adorable. When I figured out the welcome mat for the sentiment I could not have been more proud of myself. I cut the oval with Cricut George after I elongated it a bit in DS program, it turned out to fit the sentiment from PTI's Everyday Classics perfectly on the first try (that does not happen often around here).



Product list...
Cruicut Expression
Cricut Design Studio
Cricut George Cartridge
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
PTI ink, card stock, dp, Buttons, everyday button bits, Everyday classics, Text Style
Pop Dots
Google Eyes


Reminder for all Christian Music lovers in the area or if you want to turn up your computer this weekend is LIFE LIGHT!{Link in left sidebar} You can read more about it {here} and {here}. The girls can't wait for Saturday at 4:30 that is when Lanae Hayle Plays.

Click to enlarge for printing...


Have a very happy and safe Holiday Weekend!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Autumn Abundance

This was one of the cards I had worked on for PTI's August Blog Hop that did not make it to the hop I just thought the scallops looked off for this class of card. What do you think? I punched a leaf and took the Dark Chocolate ink and a sponged around the leaf (reverse masking) it is fun if you enjoy inky fingers;) I used an older SU punch on some of PTI's Autumn Abundance (free paper download)to create the focal strip.


You can see my blog hop card {here}.
My friend Wanda at My Creative Corner made {this} card I took the focal point in the corner from one of her pieces.
Product list...
All items PTI except for Marvy Leaf Punch and SU scallop punch and retired punch.

Making these fall creations has reminded me of the Majestic fall changes of color and this bible verse and a song By Sandi Patti...
Psalm 8:9 (song by Sandi Patti is also one of my all time faves)
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

52 Weeks 52 sketches week 35


Yikes it has been a long time since I have completed a SB LO for 52 weeks 52 sketches, the one this week really caught my attention and I had the perfect pic for it so I decided to play along.

I had printed off some extras of this photo to send to my childhood friend, she has been diagnosed recently with a brain tumor. I find myself saddened at the thought it took this diagnosis for me to pick up the phone and call a good childhood friend. I have kept up with her through other people my Sister her Mom and Aunt through the years but truly it is not the same. During the summers we were growing up we were inseparable where one would be you would see three more. We rode our bikes, played on the swings and soaked up water and sun at the pool. Don't make my mistake pick up the phone, send one of your creations snail mail and let your friends know you are thinking of them.

Product list...
MM Chloe's Closet DP
PTI Enchanted Eve ink and buttons, Spring moss buttons
"lil Bloomers"
SU not quite navy card stock
Sakura glitter pen
dimensional dots

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Scrap and Stamp Challenge Page and Moving Mountains


Scrap and Stamp
For the challenge this week we are supposed to scrap our creative space and use stamped chipboard somewhere on that page, this was fun to do however the cleaning and organizing I had to do before I took a new pic was not fun. You do see some older pics of my space just a few things have evolved over the past two years. I used a chipboard S and Grunge board frame to create my title and comply with this weeks rules.

Some of my Fave craft items...

1) Fiscars Trimmer
2) ATG Gun and tape
3) Scor Pal
4) Cricut Expression and Design studio
5) PTI stamps, paper, ribbon, buttons and some inks (Don't agree with switching to a new formula)
6) Scrap Buckets

You can see that I recycled our old computer cabinet and made it into my craft cabinet this way I can shut and lock the doors to keep little J OUT! I love my closet Maid setup this way most of what I have is organized into clear shoe boxes so I can see what I have. I store my SU paper in a cropper hopper file and my PTI paper in a two drawer filing cabinet. For now I have all my SB's and 12 by 12 paper in an old dresser that my Sister gave to me. AS for my Rubba stamps they are stored in two six drawer plastic organizers.

God took me on a different type of adventure on Monday...
Our DD's BFF's Grandmother Joan Passed away on Friday, over the weekend I was asked by the BFF if I was going to attend the funeral. I made up every excuse under the sun and made no promises of attending. Well on Monday I was flip flopping all morning at what to do I tell you just as soon as I set my mind to NO the phone was ringing DD wanted me to come pick her up so she could go and right after that BFF knocked on the door asking me to please go with her. Such courage this girl has I tell you she is one amazing Little Lady. So I pulled myself and Little J together and we attended...Little J amazed me as well she actually behaved for the entire service and showed empathy at the age of 3 to BFF and her Dad "Uncle Bill".

Here is what my bible says...Mom's Devotional bible NIV
Jesus tells us to respond with faith. With faith all things are possible. When we surround ourselves with proof of God's control over our days, our spirits are lifted and most mountains do, in fact, move. Yesterday I had a mountain move and when you can realize the proof of God's love in the little things in such a PROFOUND way you can then begin to realize how the bigger mountain that is not so mobile you can hold tight to God and let him lead us through the days, packing the path around the mountain to the other side.

Matthew 17:20
He replied, "Because you have so little faith, I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, MOVE from here to there and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

Happy Stamp Day!