Sunday, June 29, 2008

Life to its fullest!

Well I stamped this a while back and forgot to post it. I am really liking this set of Hanna stamps. My DH likes it too, especially if I manage to color the motorcycle sparkly white! This was a bit of a challenge for me. I don't do very well having to use my SU markers to color. They don't blend and the color just builds up with them. But I did what I could do with what I had!

This said because I have been eyeing the Copic markers. Reading their site, and lots of blogs and posts on Splitcoast. Trying to become very informed because I was wanting to make a purchase but wanted to be sure that I had done ALL of my homework before investing in them. Too much money to just randomly buy with no rhyme or reason!

Well I had a birthday this past week while we were gone on vacation, and my hubby came thru for me again!! Love ya babe!

He listened earlier in the month when he asked what I wanted for my birthday! I told him then copic markers. Well, all he heard was 'markers'! He knew it wasn't just ordinary markers but really wasn't sure what I was talking about. So, he made a phone call to his Personal Shopping Advisor, and my good friend Jody! He told her he knew I wanted some kind of markers but wasn't sure what I was talking about. Jody went to work and set him up with some links and he went from there.

The girl knows how to hook you up! And the shopper too!

I was pleasantly surprised with a set of Copic Markers on my birthday. Thanks again hon, I love them! And Jody you are the bomb girl, thank you!

So now I am home from vacation and excited to get back to stamping and using this Hanna set again! Now I have some good markers to use to color with! I can't wait but there are some chores to be done first before I can justify stamping time!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

So while I am at it!

I figured since I was back at this posting thing I would go ahead and post another card I did this week.
I just recently got this Stampin' up set and I really like it. I have had my eye on it since the catalog came out with it, so I figured it was time to go ahead and invest in it.

I think that I will probably give this card to my Father-in-law (I hope he appreciates it!) for father's day. I probably will do one similar to send to my own dad! He will appreciate it! I love that about him, even at his age he is quite impressed with my stamping. It is something I didn't think would happen but he brags about my stuff to people, you gotta love it! He actually gets it!

This card has creamy carmel textured paper, chocolate chip and shimmery white. I colored the truck with su markers, I might just be getting the hang of them. The saying is stamped with chocolate chip. I used my nestabilities for the square and scallop square that the truck is on.

I know it has been forever!

Well it has been quite some time since I posted last! Things have really changed for me in the last 6 - 9 months and I have had a hard time adjusting to the different schedule. But, I think I am finally getting use to the new schedule and starting to make it work for me instead of it working me!

I have been stamping - there is always time for that!

This is my latest creation! I stamped this with a Hanna Stamps set. I love this set! See my Husband has a Harley that I think he loves more then me! LOL - If any of you have husbands that have Harley's I am sure you will understand what I mean!
Last weekend I attended a shoebox swap in Williamsburg, I had such a wonderful time. The hostesses did a fabulous job and had lots of door prizes to give away. I was totally surprised to hear my name called. See, I hardly ever win anything so I was not sure why they were calling my name out, I was busy stamping at the time. When I looked up they were coming towards me with a wonderful door prize donated from Hanna Stamps!
Then at the end of the day, a wonderful lady named Vickie came up to me and gave me her door prize it was this lovely motorcycle set from Hanna stamps. I wanted her to trade and take my original set but she didn't want it, she said she wanted me to have this set. So - Vickie Thank you so much you are a wonderful person!
I used stickles on the motorcycle to give it a sparkly effect. See my husbands motorcycle is what he calls white gold pearl. I often give him a hard time about the color and ask why he didn't get a blue or burgundy one. He tells me this color is much prettier and he wouldn't have one of the others. Doesn't he realize how hard it is to color a card that color??? The cardstock is pale plum, perfect plum and shimmery white. The coloring is with SU markers.
I would like to thank Kristi at Hanna Stamps for donating this wonderful set!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Hardware hinges

I wanted to add a post and let everyone know that I do still have some hinges left.

This is the #2 Medium hinge with rounded ends 5/8" Silver (10 per pkg.) with screws (40) and brads (40) - $3.75

I do still have these in a limited quantity.

Also there is the medium large hinge, it is 7/8" long. Each package includes 40 brads and 40 screws with the 10 hinges. These are $4.50 per package.

These are still available in gold or silver.

Then there is the #3 Large decorative 1 1/8" Silver hinge (10 per package) with screws (40) and brads (40) - $5.50

And the last item that I still have available is the decorative corners. These I only have in gold. They are #4 Corner protectors with scroll on outside - Gold Package of 20 - $4.00

If you have any questions just let me know. Shipping will be by first class mail. For these items the cost will be $1.50 per package, multiple packages will be combined under one shipping charge.
Email me at with any questions or to purchase these.
Thank you.

Visiting friends

Well, I was lucky enough to be able to take a trip the end of September to visit with some friends. We had a fun girls weekend with lots of stamping, laughing, and just plain fun!
I have been slow to regroup now that I am home! Way overtired and jet lag I suppose. Anyway, while we were together we did a shoebox swap. Lots of beautiful and really cool projects. This is one of the projects that I took.
It uses some of the hinges that I have for sale from a group share, Coasters, designer paper, twill tape/ribbon, and chipboard letters that came from the Target dollar spot. You could spell out just about anything but I liked the word home for this project. It really is quite simple to put together just a little time consuming to assemble.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The keeper

Ok so a while back I did this card! But I hadn't posted it here so I wanted to.

I have mentioned before, I love lighthouses. Not sure what it is about them but I really do like them. Love pictures of them, stamps, you name it!

My mom had a thing for seagulls. Don't know what it was but she really liked seagulls. Same thing with her! She had pictures, figurines, jewelry, you name it. I always found it odd as they are scavengers by nature! Anyway, so I was in a stamp store and saw this stamp. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to buy it.

It was the perfect cross between the two images!

I used this SU saying with it as I thought it was very fitting. The new basic gray from SU is the frame around the main image, it is stamped with the background stamp sanded. The main card is going gray with the image stamped on Shimmery white. I added the little charms on the old SU silver cord in the corner under the knotted grosgrain.

To friendship!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Abundant Watercolor Joy

I think this stamp set is so pretty! I love the flowers. Wasn't sure what color to stamp this then realized I needed to use my Watercolor Crayons to do it.
Tres Chic is the background stamp on the designer paper.
I colored directly on the stamp then spritzed it before stamping on to the watercolor paper. I like the way it turned out with the shading!