Thursday, March 29, 2007


Just a quick post to let you know the taxes are at H&R Block, so my part is done. Now for the FSA forms for college, but not until Saturday!
I did have some time to play last night, my mission was to create a card from the Simply Sent Kit Remembering You, not following their directions and in Brocade Blue and Barely Banana. I added some apricot grosgrain ribbon and used my corner rounder without the guard and my ticket corner punches. It is kind of simple, but it is for a make n' take kind of thing so too many steps just isn't the right thing. I am dying to add glitter or micro beads.
The Mail Man brought me a package from the House Mouse today, and I can't wait to play! (Guilty Pleasure Time)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


I am supposed to be finishing up the taxes today so I will not be posting pictures today, but I did add some cool links for you to check out. These ladies have been my recent inspiration. I love what they are doing!
Back to the taxes!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Shoe Box Stamping

My Stampin' Up! upline hosted a pot luck lunch and shoe box stamping recently, and I thought I would share. The theme was Spring Mini Catalog and most people were able to come up with something along those lines. As a group we had not been together in almost a year. I enjoyed catching up with stamping friends.
Picture One: The purse, although not spring mini, is very cute and I love the Elegant Eggplant and the Enchante paper together. This project used both French Flair and Carte Postale stamp sets from the winter mini.
Window card, Sage Shadow and Apricot Appeal with Sarah paper, the giraffe is from Bundle of Joy and pulls up out of the card.
Long Note, Sahara Sand, Real Red,and Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Petals Wheel, and last but not least Office Accoutrement.
bbq card, Canvas, Big Deal Alphabet, Bugs and Kisses, and Basket Full of Fun Stamp sets, Real Red, Night of Navy, Basic Black inks, Spiral Punch.
Picture Two: Doodle This flowers, Watercolor pencils, Basic Black and Craft White Ink, Almost Amethyst, Blush Blossom, Certainly Celery card stock
Glorious Gift this one is hard to see - He is Risen saying is embossed in white on vellum on the backside it is highlighted with Almost Amethyst marker, the next layer is white stamped with flowers in Barely Banana and Almost Amethyst ink, card stock to match colors, white organdy ribbon and silver cord.
Petals wheel card, custom inked jumbo cartridge using Apricot Appeal and Rose Red ink, Doodle That heart stamp on white card stock ribbon and colored brads.
Silver card, Heartfelt Thanks flower in Going Gray and Basic Black, Vintage brad, White gel pen and Word Window punch.
Picture Three:
Glorious Gift card Buckaroo Blue, Summer Sun, Cranberry Crisp card stock and inks
Happy Birthday card Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red inks and card stock, Canvas, Polka Dots & Petals, and Warmest Regards stamp sets, Round Tab and Daisy punches.
Black and White Card Doodle This stamp set, Encore Silver and Basic Black ink Wrought Iron corner punch, tied up with black gingham ribbon
Mini card Polka Dots & Paisley stamp set, Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, Whisper White card stock Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, and Basic Black inks Black Organdy ribbon - this was cased from split coast.
My card is not pictured because I am also using it for an upcoming swap and don't want to spoil the fun.
I hope you enjoy the ideas as much as I do. Thanks to my Inkbug friends for all their hard work and the yummy snacks.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Play Date

I had a play date with my friend Debi. We had a great time just playing with our stamping stuff. I brought Doodle This and Doodle That and my H2Os, Debi brought her alcohol inks and we played with paper and embellishments we had on hand. We did not read tutorials or instructions we just did what we thought might work. I shared things I had found on the net that inspired me and so the evening went. Don't judge too harshly, these things were just playing for the sake of playing.