Sunday, September 28, 2008

Halloween Pail

Simone and I spent Sat. night making these. (View hers) At one point we were laughing so hard about overdoing it but decided since we were past that, we would add more bling! LOL! They were fun.

Hats Off To The Holidays

I had fun with this one. They are colored with Copics and I added some Stickles and glazed the hat.


I got this image some time long in fact, I can't remember who sent it to me!! I think it was Shannon Roberts. If so, thanks! If sorry I don't remember! Bere had sent me a whole lotta bella images and I am still making my way through hers too!! This paper is a combo from CTMH from my friend Laurel. I love their papers so much that after she sent me some I just had to have more!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Sweet Blog Award

Trina from Trina's Timeless Treasures gave me this Sweet Blog Award early this week. Thank you soooo much!! So I want to send this over to a few more Sweet Blogs myself!

My list of Sweet Blogs:
As My World Turns - Simone - my IRL twin sister
Want 2 Scrap - Laurel - Forevah my Bella sistah
Berry Bitch Princess - Bere - My Mexican Bella sistah
Cards and Creations By Christine - Christine - my new found Riley fan!!
Itty Bitty Ink Spots - Deb - Hugz Deb!
Rubbah Soul - Candace - Love your cards!!
All very talented and inspirational stamping blogs! :) Please go and check out all of these blogs, they are fantastic!! Thanks ladies!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pumpkin Riley

I bought some new colored core carstock that my LSS carries from Core'dinations and also used my newly acquired pumpkin embossing Cuttlebug folder. The leaves are from CTMH and I colored using Prisma's.

It's Snow Time - SU

Just another christmas card for y'all to look at. I just got the scalloped ovals from my LSS and HAD to use them! LOL!

I've Been Tagged!!

I’ve been tagged by Susan and since I work all week, I didn't want to leave it until next weekend so here goes!

Just so you know, here are the rules for ya:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 Things about me:

1. I am a twin to the world's best sistah evah! Thanks mom! LOL!
2. I am anal about my stamps and I HAVE to clean them before putting them away to the point that some look like they've never been used. Yup sad. LOL!
3. When I'm at a store I always take the item in the back that's been less handled then the others. Why? I have no clue but now I have my DH doing it too! Hilarious!
4. I live in the same town as my sister and my mom. We are all each other's stamping enablers and we love it! Lucky us! :)
5. I have a siberian cat that is non-allergenic (yes I was skeptical but it's true) and his name is Rafferty. The breeder named him but it seems to suit him so we left it. Raff for short.
7. I love my 4 x 4 pickup. ha ha!

So here are the 7 people I’d love to know more about:

1. Simone
2. Laurel
3. Bere
4. Deb - I will join Susan on that tag
5. Shannon
6. Trina
7. Christine

They are all so talented and I love seeing their new creations. Let’s go learn all about them and look at their exciting blogs and what they’re up to!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sympathy Card Made By Mom

My mom is an amazingly talented woman and I wish she had a blog to share her cards. This is her latest and I just think it's incredible so I had to post it!! Our styles are very different but the end results are always very eye pleasing. hee hee!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Exercising Old Ladies

My good friend, Sheri Danielson (Omaha, NB), sent me a crapload of images of hedgehog stamps, House Mouse images and a whole lot more. I was so excited!!! I can't color fast enough!! This is one of the images she sent - hilarious!! I made it for a friend going to Weight Watchers. She's going to kill herself laughing. The paper is new from Making Memories and the buttons and blossoms are 5th Avenue Making Memories as well. That one was fun! Thanks so much Sheri!

Whipper Snapper - Waiting For Santa

For some reason I got stumped on this guy but I think I finally got it. I put Liquid Applique Frosty's hood, ground, top of the North Pole sign and on the ball then added Stickles. There is also Stickles on the red stripes on the pole. I used Stampendous snowflakes I got from an RAK last year. They're so cute! I have a few more Whipper Snapper's I must try out!! Yippeeeeeeeeee!

Riley - Santa Riley

As much as I would love to take credit for this card I can't. I love surfing blogs sometimes. You find the most talented people and this time I found very creative and inspiring Shannon! If you haven't seen her blog Live, Love, Laugh and STAMP you must check it out. I can't wait to do more Riley's!

Hanna Stamps

I made this one for the janitors at work. We have 10 of them so I wanted something quick and easy and hopefully this will be okay. My husband says the bg is too white so I think I will add a piece of ribbon where the card is embossed near the bottom using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. I can't get enough of those!! Last year the ladies in the office each chipped in a few bucks and we did up mugs filled with yummies as a thanks for cleaning our offices all year. They just loved it! If you have any more tips or suggestions for me please let me know. It's hard to make this stamp into xmas.....thanks!!

Hats Off to the Holidays

I love the Whipper Snapper stamps but I do find it a bit hard to spruce up a card using such a big image. Lots of surfing blogs let me tell you!! LOL! I colored using Copics and fun flocked the snowman. Next time I make this I will use thicker ribbon....which I found AFTER I made this. :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

SCS Challenge

After viewing Laurel's end result to the SCS Challenge I thought I might want to try it out. The idea was to make cuts in a 6" x 6" double sided bg paper and use it for 4 cards. I didn't want to compete but I figured 4 easy cards in a short amount of time. Ya! Right!! What a joke!! I have learned my lesson now! I need to "think" and "plan" before I sit down and do cards. That's just the way I work. 4 freakin' hours later!! Or more!! Holi cow bob! And I'm not exactly thrilled about the end result but I will use them. I think I'll stick to just sketches for 1 card at a time for awhile yet. LOL!
The only thing I have to tell you about is on this polar bear card I did fun flock the bear and his scarf so he looks a little faded but so cute and cuddly IRL.


I made this card for my sister. Isn't it cute? This is the 3rd card this week I've used the Basic Grey background for. I just love the swirls and green gems (also which Simone gave me). I have no idea where the stamp is from but I'm pretty sure Laurel sent me the image. Her and Sheri have sent me so many images (they are sooo good to me!) that I sometimes get them mixed up as to who sent me what. Between the 2 of them and Simone, they are all soooo good to me!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Flower Girl

I think this is a Sugar Nellie image and it was sent from Laurel. I colored with my Copics and the rest is pretty basic. Flowers, gems and a bit of paper piercing. The bg paper from Basic Grey (love their paper) that my sister gave me on the weekend. The gems on the brown flower are suppose to be dew drops but I might take them off or add more. What's your thoughts?

Get Well Card

I got another card, I got another card!! Is it ever cute!! I love the die cut bandaid, the gems, the color. Nice and pink and bright. Just what the doctor ordered! LOL!! Thanks for thinking of me Ralfie!!!


Annnnnd another witchybella card! This one took me f-o-r-e-v-a-h!! I used silver embroidery thread to make the web that she and her pets are hanging in. It was fun but phew!! - Lots of work! I cut the front card with my nestabilities straight through and put bg paper on the inside to show through. I'm going to try and get it on Bellaholics homepage site for the month of October. If I have to be home this week I will make myself productive! Wish me luck!! Or vote for me!! :)

Leaning Tower of Stella

My sister just gave me my first Stella just because she's sweet!!! I made this for my step-daughter's birthday ... I don't think she subscribes to my blog....I'd be surprised if she did .... I hope she doesn't. LOL!! My sister gave me the bg paper also (she's just the BEST!), which I have colored 4 more images for!! I used Stickles everywhere and Liquid Applique for the icing. This one took me awhile - I think cuz I was trying to get more creative. Trina's Timeless Treasures blog really helped. I cased, what I later found out to be, Challenge #13. I love her stuff! Once again, looks better IRL!! :)

Monday, September 1, 2008


My mom is such a card! (aaa ha ha ha!) She probably has the quickest wit out of anyone I know and believes that there is humour in everything in life. Even when it's not exactly appropriate but even pulls that off with class and respect. Boy has she proven that time and again! She made me a get well card (it's okay all, I'm fine) and obviously giggled her ass off when she was making it! Anyway, here is her latest - who ever said Riley was a guy?!! A scrunchie in the ponytail, earrings, extra eyelashes, blush on her cheeks, lipstick, BOOBS!! and a bellybutton! If you look really close, she even put my name on the mug! Isn't her detail amazing?!! I know if there was somewhere that she could have put nail polish on her hoofs she would have! The inside said "This is you with extra makeup on pretending you're feeling better then you are!!!" LMAO!! I was so impressed! Ahhh I love my mom! :)


It's been tooooooo long since I made a bella card. I forgot how much fun they are! Coloring is with Copics, I used my scallop nestabilities (but no nesting this time), my Inkssentials pen and my Glaze pen.

Whipper Snapper Hats Off to the Holidays

Another cutie patootie Whipper Snapper stamp. OMG!! CUTE! I am having so much fun coloring!! Used lots of Poly-Glaze all over and overtop of the Quickutz metro font J-O-Y circle. Also used yellow Stickles on the stars and some new beaded type gems.

Whipper Snaper Caroling Snowmen

So last night I sat on the couch and did up 3 layouts while I was watching tv. This is the first one. I had previously colored it so it went together pretty fast. I loved that!! I embossed the blue layer using the snowflakes folder but you can't see it very well on here. I added lots of Poly-Glaze everywhere! OH and I used my Copics to color it! Am still in luv with them! I added lots of Stickles for the snowflakes and over top of the Liquid Applique snow at the bottom. I even managed to sneak in using my Inkssentials white pen. My new favorite pen!