Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Getting creative today! Made this for a friends birthday (belated) I used the Holiday Treasure DP, even though it is not a holiday theme, I love these colors.
Adding the Blue Bayou, Kiwi Kiss and Red Riding hood. A little
ribbon, some
buttons and I think it will
look great when she adds some pictures of her adorable boys.
The poem I had saved to scapbook and it worked perfect on this gift.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mojo Mondays (day late)

For the Mojo Monday challenge I used SU colors-Kiwi Kiss and Blue Bayou along with DP Muirfield. The stamp set is from PaperTrey and I love it. This is a simple card for a friend of ours and their new baby James.

Kristina's Color Challenge

This weeks color challenge from Kristina was hard; trying to put an orange, yellow, brown with a purple together does not sound good....but I think I did well. Using Pocket Silhouettes from SU, the card base is Eggplant Envy with some So Saffron and Close to Cocoa behind the beautiful flowers that I colored with markers. Added some So Saffron ribbon and a rub on....viola

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge #30

These are very peaceful colors and I love the bedspread. For this weeks challenge I used the Blooms set from the summer mini. I thought about adding some whisper white under the certain celery, but I didn't think it looked good with the Vanilla twill. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kristina's Color Inspiration

Using Pacific Point, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant from Kristina's color inspiration was interesting to say the least. That is what I love about all the inspiration challenges, these are definately not colors that one would choose first, but I think it worked. I choose to omit the teal and only used 3 colors, but here is my attempt. Have a great day!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

BIC30 for Beate's Inspiration Challenge

Here is my try for Beate's Inspiration Challenge. I used SU black, Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquiouse and So Saffron and made my own "Prima-like" flowers. I used the Cozuzzle, made different size circles, distressed the paper and WA-La.....they look a little like the real ones, even though I have not had a real Prima in my hand, I have seen them.......what do you think?

Getting ready to Vote.

Encouraging everyone to go out and VOTE today. I am not a big fan of politics, in fact; I feel that everyone in politics is soooo crooked it makes America and the American dream {sad}.....but I will put my face of hope on and vote for who I think will do better than the last 8yrs. Hopefully the gas prices will stay where they are or get even better ($2.04 here in MN). Absolutely ridiculous that gas was close to $4.00 a gallon!!!!

Day late.....

Late last night I worked on a challenge for 'Mojo Monday' a card sketch from Julee. Another thing I tried was to break out all my Close to my Heart products. I keep buying them from my sister (she sells CTMH, I sell SU) I think I get so used to the Stampin Up products since that is all I have owned for years.....hard to think about other colors and stamp sets. One thing I do like (a Lot) is the clear acrylic, easy to line up images. Even tho....I love my Stamp-a-jig!!! Here is my card:

Monday, November 3, 2008

Color Challenge

Todays challenge: First I played along with Stacy's Stampin and her 'Jewelry inspirations' very fun to get your mind working on a Monday morning....Yikes!
Here is my try......I used all Stampin Up products, the base is Choc. Chip and the leaves are in the Tempting Turquoise and Tangerine Tango.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Sitting in the San Diego airport waiting for our flight. Love to go on vacation, but LOVE to go home! That is the one thing I think is the most important about vacations, you can go and have a great time......but going home is even better than being ON the vacation.

Tomorrow I will take some time to post pictures and get some stamping done. Also, I am in the market for a blog banner. Need to do a little research, anyone have any suggestions.....I would love to hear from you.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

On Vacation

We are relaxing in sunny California!! This is our third year we visit wine country, a smaller area called Temecula, it has around 40 wineries and the area is divine!!! Beautiful country, winding roads over looking the vineyards. I will post pictures later today or tomorrow......we will be out tasting today.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kristina's color challenge

This weeks colors were bashful blue, rose red, so saffron, wild wasabi and whisper white. I love the challenge because these are not colors I would have ever put here is what I came up with, a cute card for some lucky little 4 year old. I used the Crazy for Cupcake set from SU! along with the Take a number wheel. I am not sure if you can see the Dazzling Diamonds on the cupcake, looks better IRL.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I'm baaack!

For anyone that has ever viewed my blog, I want to get back on the stamping wagon. I am trying to find time to do what I love (stampin' & scrappin') and as you all know it is hard to balance everything! I will try to post a miniumum of 3 times weekly (vacations are unpredictable) but my goal is to start playing along with the many color challenges and layout sketches I see in all the wonderful blogs I look at everyday with my morning coffee. Hope to hear from anyone that may be surfin'.