Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Guess what???

Another post already!!! Can you believe it? I'm on a ROLL! This card is for the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 82 from Techno Stamper's blog. Mary Jo is puts a lot of challenges out there, so if you're looking for inspiration check her out!

This was a lovely sketch even if I did have a little bit of a challenge getting my rectangles all even and lined up! I had such fun colors to work with, I didn't mind playing with them a bit longer :)

Yep, this cheerful little card will be added to the stack I'm building to send off to Cards for Heroes. It may not be perfect, but it's happy :)

Ok, your turn! Go get your fingers inky and make somethin' purty!!! Cuz I dunno about you, but I'd Sooner be Stampin'!


Cards for Heroes - Unscripted Sketches 18

I finally figured it out! I've been wanting to enter cards in some of the sketch challenges out there (and there are LOTS! and they are FUN!), but it seemed wasteful to make a card just for the sake of making a card. Then I thought, why not make the cards and then send them off to Cards for Heroes? Now I am on a mission and it feels so good!!! Isn't it funny how being on a mission gives you theme music? LOL (insert Mission Impossible music here)

This card is for Challenge 18 on Unscripted Sketches. There are some really neat examples and entries out there... you should check them out!

This was a nice, simple sketch and it looked just perfect for a little embossing (my latest favorite toy). I dug out my Stampin' Up! designer series paper, added some Night of Navy and a little Rubbahdultry to quote Jan, one of the bloggers I follow. In case that sounds too naughty, let me explain... rubbahdultry is a non-SU stamp :) I embossed the present and popped it up with dimensionals.

Whatcha think? Is some soldier overseas gonna be happy to have this card to mail to a loved one? I sure do hope so!!!

Come play along with the sketches! You'll enjoy it! How did that old commercial go? Try it, you'll like it!

Until next time!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Saturday Sketch Challenge ~ 111

It's a day of firsts! Well, maybe only a couple of firsts but they sure seem big to me. I am entering my very first sketch challenge AND I've embossed a card for the first time! Woohoo!!! I've been lurking in the background and enjoying what other stampers have entered for a while. Today I'm steppin' out of the shadows! Aren't you proud of me?

The Saturday Sketch Challenge over at the Stamping 411 blog looked like so much fun that I just *had* to step up and take part.

I just got a heat embossing tool and I was DYING to try it out. Therefore, a darker paper seemed like a good idea. While looking through my stash I came across some Raspberry Tart DSP and it all clicked. At that point, I was on a mission! I threw in some Regal Rose and Rose Red, grabbed my much loved punches and the Polka Dot Punches set... tossed in a dash of Sweet Serendipity and voila! A card was born :)

Thanks for stoppin' by and takin' a peek!


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fun Mail!

OK, so it wasn't MY fun mail... but I sure had a good time making it and mailing it! My bestest friend Mary made an unexpected trip out of town when her mother was sick. It's not the easiest thing being a temporary caregiver and we know it's not fun needing one! There wasn't much I could do but pray for them and send some smiles. Can you guess what I sent? Man, you're good! You are right! I sent cards :)

This card is the card I sent to Mary. She'd mentioned that she liked this stamp set when we were catalog browsing one day, so I knew it would please her.

I stamped the truck on Always Artichoke and cut it out which was a new trick for me. It was loads of fun coloring the flowers with my new markers... Being an Okie, I couldn't resist creating a shaded parking place :) It turned out pretty cute if I may say so myself!

Of course her mom needed a get well card too! Here's what I sent to wish her a speedy recovery.

It's such a good feeling to send fun mail. I really should do it more often!!!

After such a long break between posts, I think I'd better stop there so anyone who actually sees my blog (yes, I mean you, sister dear!) won't have a heart attack. Two posts in one day!?!?!? What came over me!!??!! Hopefully I'll see ya soon :)

I dunno about you, but I'd sooner be stampin'!


It's been a while!

Ok, so obviously I could use some help with my regularity. And I'm NOT talking about more fiber in my diet!!

I've made some goodies since my last post and it's high time that I share some of them with you :) I was kind of sad that the SU Thoughts of Father set retired. I was out browsing the stamping supplies in a local store and picked up a stamp to help ease the pain...

I was on a masculine card kick, so I went with it! My DD picked this eagle stamp up at a garage sale and it made up into a card I was rather pleased with...

As you can see, I'm beginning to discover the wonder of brads but haven't gotten very creative (or straight!) with them yet. Whatcha think? Should I throw my hands up and say "the mojo was never mine!" or should I continue on my voyage of rubber stamp discovery? I bet you already know what *I* think I should do :)

I dunno about you, but I'd sooner be stampin'!


Monday, July 20, 2009

Playdates are FUN!!

If you don't have playdates with fellow stampers, you should!!! Schedule one right away! I recently got together with my sister (who is fully responsible for my new addiction!) and my friend (who I infected in turn! mwahahaha). Aren't I lucky to live near people who will let me come over and play? :) We decided to kind of work it like club and made 3 projects.

First we made pizza boxes (and I wish my border was longer!!!)

Next we made a card and my dearest, sweetest sister let me use her Big Shot. I NEED one of these babies... I hope Santa knows I've been a good girl!!! I used the inner pieces of the flower on the inside of the card and added some piercing detail just for fun.

Last but not least, we made a fun bookmark! I think this is my favorite of the three :) That bit of bling in the middle just make it perfect! Well, as close as I can hope to come anyway!

Now doesn't that look like a fun way to spend a weekend morning??? Try it, you won't be sorry! Cuz I don't know about you, but I'd Sooner be Stamping! :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Amazing Blog Candy Link!!!

Priscilla is offering AMAZING blog candy! Be sure to visit her blog to see her wonderful creations and sign up to win a Big Shot!

Good luck!!

Here We Go!

Welcome to my very first blog post EVER! I have "blog stalked" so many wonderful crafters, I thought it was time to create my own and bravely put some of my creations out there for the world to see. I'm pretty new to this (blogging and stamping), so I hope you'll be gentle with me :)

Ok, ok - so I wanted to be cool and post a link to the fabulous blog candy that is out there too! It seems that everyone and my sister has a blog and I didn't want to be left out! Heheheh, I can just hear my mother's voice saying "If everyone was jumping off a cliff, would you want to do that too?"

Speaking of my mother and my sister, they both had wedding anniversaries recently. I was so proud to give each of them a hand-crafted card! Whatcha think?