Saturday, February 20, 2010

Stamping and Tea with Fussy and Fancy Girls!

Last night was my class with the Fussy and Fancy Founders, we are all such great friends in real life outside our blogging worlds. We have so much fun every month. April always has a spread of such yummy food and the most delicious tea! Seeing April’s cards in real life is a treat in itself. They are breathtaking. We sit in her beautiful living room and eat then we stamp. Last night we made these little spring baskets. The tutorial was on the Just Magnolia challenge blog a few weeks ago and I wanted to make it then, but couldn’t find the time.


We found a house, it’s such a huge stress relief off my shoulders. My kids get to stay in the same school, it’s only 6 miles away from the house I’m in.Still a 3 bedroom, huge fully gated front and back yard, has a brand new stove and built in microwave. My only downer is I will loose my stamp room. So I need to get rid of some stuff cause I wont have room for it. Oh well. at least I don’t have to sleep on some ones couch! I will be packing all week and move on the 27th and 28th of February.

I should be back to posting in about 2 weeks!

Here are the challenges for my project.

Bizzy Bec – Create a little something

Pink Elephant – Ribbon

Spoon full of Sugar – Spring

Simon Says Stamp – 3 embellishments(brads, ribbon, roses) 2 patterned papers (basket and butterflies) 1 image,

Stamp something - Spring





Stamps – Magnolia

Paper – stampin’ up!

Ink, Memento, copics

*Skin – E51, E11, E13, E21, R35 * Dress and socks – B91, B95, B97, B99, Y26, Y21 * Hair – E35, E39,E49, Y26 * Shoes – E35, E37,E39, E49 *

Accessories – Prima flowers, Sizzix big shot and leaf die, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and border punch, misc ribbon and brads, stickles and spica pens

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Short Hiatus... I hope

On Friday my landlord came and gave us a 30 day notice, because he wants to rent to a family friend. I really never thought someone could do this to a family with kids and in such a short period of time. So I'm off looking for a place, and really only have until the 28th then will have to pay per day and that will leave us no money to move. Sooooo I will not be blogging until I can figure out a place to live. I hope to be back soon!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Fussy and Fancy Challenge #4!

This weeks challenge is Dazzle. I just love glitter and sparkly things, and vampires! Sorry could resist, lol. I got my Dancing Willow in the mail yesterday and I was super happy so I could use it for this card. I’d like to think this would be me out on a Friday night if I didn’t have kids, LOL!!!!

I have made this card for a few challenges and here’s my list…

Fussy and Fancy - Dazzle

Simon Says Stamp – Love

Color Create – Celebrate

Cute Card Thursday – In the name of love

Sketch Saturday – Sketch

Quixotic – Tag


Stamps: Whiff of Joy, Dancing Willow, With love is from Whimsy stamps and Happy Birthday is from Imaginisce.

Papers: SU! and SEI

Ink: Memento, Copics

Hair: E59, e39, E37, E35, E30

Skin: E51, E11, E13, R35,

Clothes: R81, R85, R87, R89

Accessories: Nesties label 4, Prima roses, Zva Roses, Zva pearl swirl, /martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Spica markers, Diamond stickles, Misc ribbon, Lace is from Wootens a LSS, Big shot, Cricut Expression for my tag.






Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge 66!

Time for a Whiff of Joy! :) My adorable new stamp cam in last week, I was super escited to ink her up! I cannot wait till my City Girl Stamp get's here!! I just LOVE being on this DT!!!! The challenge this week is a sketch challenge by talented DT member Jane! I just love the way my card came out. I love the ribbon border, I may do a tutorial on this it's super easy!
I've also made my card for the following challenges.
Whiff of Joy - Sketch
All Sorts - Distress, Button Bow, ( used ruffles my bow was too much)
Crazy for Challenges - Be my Valentine
Stamp Something - Love Something
Charizma - Love
Pink Elephant - Valentines
Lily of the Valley - Valentines
Papers - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Memento Black and Copics
Hair - E30, E35, E37, E39
Skin - E51, E01, E11, E13
Pants - E35, E37, E39, E30, E59
Envelope - YG 93, YG 97
Socks and Shirt, C2, C4
Accessories - Nesties label 1, Petaloo embossed daisies, Misc ribbon, SU Felt flowers, ZVA White roses, Martha Stewart Heart Punch, Big Shot.
Thanks for visiting, Hope you visit the other Design Teams Members!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Purple Valentine!

Hello everyone! Today I have a purple Valentines card to share with many Valentines challenges!
I just adore these Magnolia Stamps.
Here's the Challenges for this card:
Doodle Palace - Texture
Everybody Art - Valentines Day
Lexi's Creations - Spotted or Striped
CPS - Sketch
Paper - Stampin' Up!
Skin - E51, E01, #11, E13, R32
Hair - Y21, Y26, Y28
Shirt - C1, C2, C3, C4
Pants - V15, V93, V95, V99
Socks and bag - C2, C4, V15, V93
Accessories - Paper doily, Martha Stewart punch, ZVA roses, Sizzix swirl, Big shot, Diamond stickles, ZVA Pearls, Spica pen, SU Ribbon.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My little Diva!

I really love these pictures of Katie posing. These were taken probably about a year ago, she really hasn't changed much lol. I got some wonderful paper from a wonderful friend, April, She had bought some paper and then decided it was better for scrapbooking. So she gave it to me and I LOVE IT!! They are papers from the new SEI paper collections. They are so pretty and glittery which you cannot tell in the photos.
I got the sketch from the SEI blog, it's their sketch for the month.
I'm also entering this layout into the Krafty Kat Challenge, it's inspiration from a photo which has rainbow flowers and so does my cardstock!
I also entered this layout in to a number of challenges on the forum.
Papers: SEI
Accessories: Martha Stewart border punch and butterfly punch, ZVA roses, and Misc flowers and buttons, Prima crystal swirls, Big Shot, Sizzix Swirly die, SU! Ribbon, my little shoebox letters.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My first Lily of the Valley Card!

How cute is she!!! I love her I think she's ADORABLE!!!!! I was going to use Pink and Brown and then I heard a little voice in my head, it was Jennifer! So I decided to use RED! Aren't you proud?! LOL!! I decided to try the ABC tutorial challenge which is the cracked glass effect. I just used regular clear embossing powder with like 6 layers and it just doesn't come out like the tutorial :( I need to get that other stuff. But I tried! I was orginally trying to make a regular 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card but when I stood the card up I had glued it all on pside down! So easel card it was meant to be and I LOVE it. I was able to use my new Martha Stewart Butterfly border punch. I also just got this other Butterfly Martha Stewart punch. I'm loving them!!!
Here's the Challenges I've made the card for:
Lily of the Valley - Valentines
Charisma - I love you (what says I love you more than red flowers)
Dutch Dare - Summer (my butterflies)
Copic Color - E18, E42, E77 (My hair colors are close to these)
ABC Tutorial Challenge - Cracked Glass
Truly Scrumptious - Sketch ( I totally forgot the sentiment. I have it though! I was sidetracked by the whole gluing upside down)
Simon Says Stamp - Inspired by a red rose photo
Paper - SU and Misc
Hair & Shoes -E13, E35, E37, E39, E49
Skin - E51, E11, E13, R32
Skirt Flowers - R32, R35, R37, R39
Shirt & Socks - C2, C3, C4
Leaves - YG93, YG97
Accessories - Prima Blingy Swirls, Flowers are Prima and misc, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Martha Stewart butterfly border punch, Stampin Up! Ribbon, Paper Doily, White Gel Pen, Heat tool, Clear embossing powder.
7kids has some new product in, Check it out under Added This Week!
Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge "Love"

This is my first card as a Design Team Member for the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog and I'm super excited about it! I cannot wait for the new City Girls Stamps to come out! My Whiff of Joy Stamp wish list keeps growing and growing!
Here's the list of challenges for this card:
Creative Card Crew - Valentines Day
Papertake Weekly - Love Actually
Stamps- Whiff of Joy Accessory Muffin Basket, With Love sentiment from Whimsy Stamps, Pricesless Swirls, SU!
Paper : SEI, SU!
Ink: Memento, Copics, E35, E39, E13, C3, C6, YG93, R34, R32, E59,
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punch, Misc. Button and Ribbon, Nesties labels 4, Big shot, Sizzix Leaf Die, Paper doily, Prima and ZVA Roses, ZVA Pearl swirls.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Yellow Jam Tilda!!!

Today I got a visit from my friend Sherri (*waves*I know you're reading) She brought me the CUTEST flowers and Martha Stewart Stickers! I LOVE them. I have been meaning to make a yellow card and this so gave me the inspiration. THANK YOU SHERRI!!!
I made this card for the following challenges:
Everybody Art - Thank You
Cute Card Thursday - Blooming
Just Magnolia - Flowers and Hearts
Papers: Patterned Paper is SEI and CS is SU!
Dress: Y26, Y23, Y21
Skin: E51, E01, E11, E13, R32
Hair: E 49, E37, E35
Socks: C1, C2, C4
Accessories: Nesties Labels 4, White Gel pen, Martha Stewart stickers and ribbon, Pearls, Sizzix leaf die and SU embbossing pad and Thank you Rub on, Big Shot, Spica Pens for my Tilda outlines, Diamond stickles for the flowers, which already were sparkly I just added more!
I so LOVE this CARD!!!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

BLOG Candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Candy is Now closed thank you all of the 272 of you who entered, I will be back later today to announce the winner!!
Thank you so much for all of the kind words and encouragment, I enjoyed reading every comment!
I have decided to do some blog candy. I do not normally share a lot of personal things here on my blog, but I'm am just so excited I HAVE to share. So today you are all going to be "let in" on a VERY personal aspect of my life! About 4 months ago I decided to go back to school, I never did graduate high school, I started having babies way too young. I have been a stay at home mom since I had my son 11 years ago and I've always said I will go back. So 12 years and 3 kids later I FINALLY did it I took my GED test on Dec. 16 and 17, I got the final results today and I PASSED! This is such a HUGE accomplishment for me and it's only the begining of my new adventure.

So I'd like to offer some Blog Candy, some Valentines goodies. I will draw a winner on Feb. 1st so the winner can have these in time to make some Valentines stuff.

I will ship worldwide!

To Enter all you need to do is Post my candy on your blog and become a follower. I love to read comments but one is not necessary to be entered. Put your name on the Mr. Linky if I can get it to work. :P

My Blog Candy Winner

Thanks again for all of you who participated,

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That's Raquel from The Creative Craft Barn!

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Please respond by Wednesday Feb 3rd or a winner will be re-drawn.

Thank you again!