Saturday, July 12, 2008

Sunflower Saturday

Here is another card I made with my new DRS Designs stamps. I love this huge sunflower stamp! I colored it with a combination of Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor pencils/OMS. The glitter is Art Institute and Martha Stewart. CS, hodgepodge and the chocolate ribbon come from SU and the green ribbon is May Arts. Almost forgot...the leaves are Prima.
I hope you are having a wonderful start to your weekend. We don't have any set plans (which I love) so you never know what lies ahead for us this weekend...although, I have a feeling we are going to be shopping for some new mini blinds and then I'm hoping for a whole lot of stamp time! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Friday, July 11, 2008


It's Friday, YAY!!! It has been a long week and I had hoped to take the kids to the zoo or something today but the weather has been a little unpredictable the past few days so I'm not sure what we are going to do.
Today's card was a fun one! A few weeks ago I got some new stamps from DRS Designs, and I finally found some time to play with them. As you all know I love butterfly stamps, and DRS has A LOT of cool butterflies to choose from. The butterflies I used on this card can be found in their "background" catagory. It is a 4 corner background stamp that I cut apart into individual stamps. It is really hard to tell from the picture, but the butterflies are cut out and popped up with dimensionals. All stamps are DRS Designs, CS, glitter and hodgepodge are SU and the black gems in the corners came from Target. The ribbon was a gift so I'm not sure the manufacturer. I hope you all have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


I don't do the SCS card sketch challenges very often but I thought this week's sketch was really cool. The sketch had squares where I put the flowers but I just couldn't make it look right with squares under the flowers. I like how this turned out but for some reason feel like it still needs something. After having it all glued together I wish I had stamped the sentiment on vanilla instead of white but hind sight is 20/20.
The stamps are from Verve Stamps, DP is Cosmo Cricket (still using my scraps from the piece I cut up the other day), CS and brads are SU, flowers are Maya Road, ribbon is American Crafts.
Thanks for stopping by!

What's the word, bird....again!

OK, so I have to say that it is hard to come up with a different blog post title every single day. I feel a little lame saying "happy (fill in day of the week here)" all the time so I try to change it up a bit. I know yesterday was what's the word bird and now here it is today...I can't think of anything else so What's the word, bird...AGAIN. It's ok with me though, because same as yesterday, it still makes me smile.
Here is another really simple card. It follows the July Sheet Loads template (sort of). I needed a card to send to a friend, for no particular reason, so what better sentiment than...What's the word, bird. Isn't this bird image cute? It is from Inkadinkado and I bought it yesterday in the $1 bin at Joann's. They had a bunch of really cute Inkadinkado clear stamps in their $1 bin so of coarse I didn't just buy one. For this card I *attempted* to make it look like clouds behind the bird. Not sure if I succeeded but in the end I thought they looked ok. I cut some clouds out using my Cricut machine and then used them as a mask and sponged around them. The ribbon is more of my American Crafts Target clearance find (I should have bought more). DP is from that handy dandy SAMS club pack that I have been talking about for months and the CS is SU.
The glitter is Art Institute and the pearls were from the Target $1 spot.
I hope you all have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

What's the word, bird.

For some reason I love this sentiment from Inkadinkado...What's the word, bird.
I smile every time I read it.
This is a really simple card layout - mainly because the Gina K owls image is huge. There wasn't much room left on the card after I matted the image. I colored the owls, branch and leaves with pencils and OMS and then added some Art Institue glitter to the leaves for a little sparkle. The brown ribbon is SU and the blue is American Crafts (I got a bunch of 3 yard spools of American Crafts ribbon on clearance at Target for $0.98). The CS is SU and the DP is once again Cosmo Cricket Gretel. I notched the corners but couldn't find the right color brads or gems to go so for now I just left them empty.
I hope you are all having a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Pictures from the 4th.

I don't have a card to share with you this morning but I promise if you stop back this afternoon I will have one for you. Instead, this morning I thought I would share a couple pictures from the 4th of July. Someone in our neighborhood is a firefighter and as a special treat for the kids on the 4th, they drove a fire truck through the neighborhood (very slowly) so the kids could have a parade behind the truck (with it's lights and siren going). Lots of kids had their bikes decorated for the 4th. It was really neat to see the kids having such a great time. For some reason stuff like that really gets me choked up. I cried watching the kids get so excited over the fire truck. In fact I have tears streaming down my face as I write this. There is something so special about the innocence of a child. Annabelle rode her bike and Beckett rode in the wagon with our neighbor's daughter. It was only a short parade but the kids will remember it forever.
Thanks for stopping by this morning. I plan on stamping later this morning and will post again later today. Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sweet n Sassy stamps - Fundraiser Info

Just in case you haven't seen it yet, Sweet n Sassy stamps are doing a fundraiser for a great cause. Now through the end of the month 50% of all stamp sales will be donated to a family whose 19 month old daughter is going through chemotherapy (she also has Down Syndrome). If you were ever thinking of buying stamps from Sweet n Sassy, now is a great time to do it.

Hope you are all having a great night!

Mini Golf Fun

I had planned on posting a card this morning but for the life of me I can't find the picture (and when I say can't find I mean I went through our entire iPhoto library and it is not there). The worst part about this is I actually ended up tearing the card apart to salvage a piece off of it and threw the rest away. If I find it later I will post.
So instead, here are a few pictures of our mini golf adventure from a couple weeks ago. This was the first time the kids had ever mini golfed and it was definitely a challenge! They had fun though, so it was definitely worth it.
I hope you all have a terrific day! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Stamping again, Woohoo!!!

I got more stamping time in this morning, yay! I was up WAY before everyone in the house so I decided to head to the basement for some ME time!! I bought this stamp a couple weeks ago and I'm so glad I finally got to play with it a bit. The main image is "Bird Duet" from Inkadinkado. I got mine from Jacksonbelle Embellishments (I also got the "Bird Quartet" but haven't inked that one up yet). The sentiment is from a clear Inkadinkado set (but I can't remember the name right now, sorry - I'll edit this later when I find the name). The DP is from that yummy Cosmo Cricket Gretal pack that I got at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago. The CS is all SU.
I hope you are all having a great Monday! Thanks for stopping by!

Blog award and a tag!

My SBS-13 sister Debi gave me this blog award! Thanks Debi, sorry it took me so long to get it posted! If you haven't checked out Debi's blog, I definitely recommend it. She has some great things there!

Debi also tagged me, so here goes:

10 Years Ago:
I was working for a dairy ingredient company testing yogurt and buttermilk cultures to make sure that they actually did their job correctly. I had been dating my husband for a year. I started mountain bike racing. I bought my first rubber stamps.

5 Things On My To Do List:
1: Enjoy Life
2: Stamp
3: Exercise
4: Organize
5: Clean

Fav Snacks:
I have too many fav snacks...this is the reason why I NEED to exercise. I am a sucker for anything sweet (except chocolate, if you can believe that).

If I Was A Millionaire:
Pay off bills, save for the kids college education, save for retirement, donate to charity.

Places I Have Lived:
Lancaster, WI
Platteville, WI
Dodgeville, WI
Eau Claire, WI
Stoughton, WI
Madison, WI
Boring, I know...someday I might actually get out of this state, you never know.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a terrrific Monday!