Monday, July 30, 2007

Happy mail day!!!


The Other day I was saying I don't get anything in the mail but, BILLS....Well, today was different. I got some awesome happy mail. I got some stamped images from my dear friend Glinda. She sent me some bellas that I love and a few other awesome images. I can't Waite to make some cards with them.
I also got some wonderful su stamps from my best pc friend ANDI.. she is one rocking gal and I can't believe what she sent me. A whole entire su set. Oh, my gosh I can not Waite to play with these stamps. I now have what I need to make all my fall cards..woo hoo..
Andi & I have become pretty close for only knowing each other over the pc. My son & her daughter have been sending cards back and forth. We think they may marry one day..LOL.. I appreciate her so much and am so grateful for our friendship...Thank you Andi, for the awesome RAK and for being such a great friend.....

Rockin' Girl Blogger ??? Me???

I was nominated to be a Rockin Girl Blogger. WOo Hoo. Not to many people visit it, But I will take it. I like doing this and maybe things will pick up once it gets running a little more. Now that I was nominated I get to nominate somebody.

First person is Andi @ http://www.andisperfectgravy.blogspot.com. Her blog is brand new. I hope you enjoy it.

Second person Is Louise @ http://www.kardkrazy.blogspot.com Her blog is just wonderful. Her style is classy and fun and she is just sooo creative. I visit her blog daily it's just that good.

Hope you all enjoy checking these blogs out. You can nominate someone if you have been nominated.

Long Life !


This card was a little fun and a little frustrating. I kept placing the little 1/4" pieces down and then would realize the glue was sticking out or it was not in the place I wanted... So, my advice if you would like to do this style card. Use glue not adhesive tape. The tape is so sticky I could not re-lift the paper.. I covered everything in copper ink. You probably can't see it. But, irl it looks nice.



PP: Basic grey infuse INK: copper Stamp: ?

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Simple Sunday !


I guess simple cards are the theme for today. My lovely ds is being a bear and not letting me get to inky. It's a rainy humid day here in South Jersey. At the beach today we found two things you don't see everyday. (we live on the Delaware bay)
1. A shark. Not sure what kind. It may have been a baby great white...LOL
2. a conk (sp) shell with the animal still inside. ewwwww. It was wacky looking..ack.
Could not be down there to long it was so hot. This card reminds me of a nice cool day....lazy and free.

Friendship card.



Friday I had the chance to go up north to see my "mom" Linda. It was a rough ride. Had a flat and needed a new tire. $133 bucks later I had a new tire and was on the road. Smooth sailing from there. I was there 15 min late or so. I don't like being late. The store was awful. I usually like this store. It was 100% a scrapbook store. She sent an email about new stamps. Well, the only stamps she had were for scrapbooking. I was let down. I barely spent any money. I got 2 pcs of paper and some ink. She carries most of rangers inks' but was out of a lot. I also asked her about the new Tim holtz carries she really did not sell me on them so I did not buy them.

Lunch was so nice, and Mom's hair is growing in very curly and it looks so so nice. She looked good. I was happy to see her. I miss my sister and we talked about how much we both would like to visit her in Nashville. Well, once that baby gets her I Will be forced to fly down..

stamps: SU pp: ? ribbon: ?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Penny (the novel)

Okay, It's been one of those weeks. I was trying to post cards everyday this week. As you can see that did not happen.
One: work was crazzzzy as usual.

Two I bought The Penny By: Joyce meyer.

What a book, I have never really been much of a reader, but this book kept me up till 2am. For those of you who don't really know me. I don't stay up past 9. (9 is very late for me LOL) I went to walmart to see what type of back to school gear they might have. I was also hopeing they would have this book. I ran to look oh, there it was with it's very simple cover. I was so happy I told a perfect stranger that I found the book. She smiled. (must of thought I was a bit nuts). I read a tiny piece of this book in Joyce meyer's magazine. I was taken back by it and have awaited it's July release ever since. It's set in St. Louise in 1955 I can just picture the heat and all it's surroundings. I don't want to spoil it BUT...

I will tell you this. The girl in the story is abused by her father and so is her sister. If you don't care about those facts don't read this book. It does not go into gross detail, but it paints the picture enough. I am to chapter 14 I am gonna finish it now. Please if you like a good book grab it. It's worth it.

On a different note. I am going up north to visit with my Ma, Were going to do some shopping. I will post what I make tomorrow night....

Monday, July 23, 2007

One touch of nature....








I had such a nice weekend. I went down to the bay everyday with my youngest son. He would play at waters edge as I just sat and watched all the people. Sometimes, the people are more fun to watch than the waves.
My house was empty this weekend, it was just me and the little guy. No naps for me, but we rode our bikes went to the bay every day and got to play. I made a deal that I would get some time to make a few cards. This is one that I came up with. It's very simple but pretty.



pp:old world stack by. dcwv, stamps & cs SU, flower: prima, button ?

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Giggle


What a fun thing to do....Laugh, I love to make people smile. I am always tricking people at work and doing goofy dances. I just like to have fun. This card was done at a su party. It's a nice easy card. You take your corner rounder and do all the ends of a 2x2 square. Then you turn them inside out. makes that neat design. All supplies su. Design by. Sue Selfridge.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Are we having fun yet??





This was a fun card to make. I did a few of them, I liked this one because of the colors. I enjoy doing these types of cards. I don't usually do them on my own. Today I played with Ms. Joan oh she is a true stamp queen. Her room is out of this world. She just got this stamp and invited me to play. This is what I came up with. I love this little boys sad face. He is just so darn cute. My youngest gives me this face when there is something he wants. Yes it does work!!








pp:dcwv boy stamp:stampers anonymous other elements from the bin.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The story behind the butterfly!!


I was thinking today that I really need to post on here a lot more. I want to but the past week was so darn busy. I was gonna sit down tonight and make a card. I looked around and realized there is no way I can make a card until I clean up this mess. There is no way my children would get away with having there rooms look like this...!!lol


I was looking at some older cards and I always like this card. For two reasons. This butterfly is my Tattoo. It's a special one. On January 10th 2005 My sister in law Vanessa was killed in the La Conchita mudslide in Ventura co. California. She was 27 years old. I don't think I have ever had such emotion before. I don't know if it's because I not only had to tell my husband but my children also. For Christmas the following year my Mother In law had the tattoo made into a stamp.. Oh, the tattoo do you see her initials in it.. VJB. It makes up the butterfly. My brother in law drew it. I like to stamp with it, even know it's sad. It keeps me remembering..


Oh that I had wings like a dove I would fly away and be at rest.. Psalm 55:6


God's holding her now...I miss you Vanessa..


this butterfly is copyright by: the bryson family,

Monday, July 16, 2007

Bella Card


I just love bella stamps. At the moment I only have two but am waiting on an order to get here. If you would like to check them out go visit her site. http://www.stampingbella.com It takes a little while to get them. BUT it is well worth the Wait. They are unmounted so I use ezmount..


This card if from this weeks challenge over at 2pp's. I can honestly say this was really hard for me. I almost gave up. I wanted the words. ART GIVES YOU WINGS. But the font I have was not working. So the image does not really work but oh well, it's gotta for now. I don't have a lot of focal image stamps. I think I am gonna have to buy some. LOL

Stamps : Bella, My Sentiments exactly! Bella colored w/ pencils Flower: prima

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Pearl ex card's.



Just wanted to show these closer up. Hope you try this. It's really easy, quick & fun..


Pearl Ex Card w/ instructions










I must say I don't know who came up with this idea. I don't own it I did'nt think of it. I took it at my stamp club yesterday by Sue Selfridge. I thought would share it here.













You will need:
Cardstock.
Elmers glue or =
Pear ex
a duster
heat gun & heat safe mat.
adhesive of your choice
clear matt spray sealer.
Black ink pad
stamp of your choice to fit in small square.
6 -brads

First cut out all your pieces.

The following pieces are white:
Base card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
3x3
1 1/2 x 1 1/2

The following are in black:
5 1/4 x 4
2 3/4x 2 3/4
1 3/4x 1 3/4

set all your pieces aside and keep out your 2 3/4 piece of black cardstock out.

cover it with elmers glue. don't over do it but you want it completely covered





then cover your whole piece with pearl x. you must have every inch covered. use a spoon or toothpick. If you get clumps it's okay. You may need to shake it around. it will look like a mess. take a light brush and kinda brush all the clumps away it will now be flat. If you have any raised areas they will be more textured. If you like the textured look don't really brush much off..


tap it lightly to get off any exta. Take your heat gun to it. (Do this on a heat safe thing)


Be carefull it get's HOT. the thicker the glue the more it will bubble. If your glue is thin it won't bubble at all. Your just drying the glue. DOes not take long.




after it cools take it out and spray with the adhesive sealer.

then all you do is matt and attach your pieces. place three brads to either side and done. that simple.




Any questions please ask. This is my first post with instructions....
Pear ex is made by: Jacquard, Stamps & cardstock are su., card design by: Susan Selfridge

Friday, July 6, 2007

I have been tagged..


Well, I have been tagged by Stacy. I must tell 7 things that people don't know about me. Gee, I don't know if there are 7 things, but I will give it a try.


1. I hate hate hate my haircut. I did not ask for short hair and it is driving me crazy.

2. I wear flip flops year round in the house.

3. I am a dental assistant. I love when we get to pull teeth. It's my favorite thing.

4. I am afraid of bugs. Way afraid I run like a baby.

5. I wanted to be a boxer. I scream like a wild women at the fights.

6. I yearn to be close to the Lord, I would love to have a good home church.

7. I used to have my tongue pierced and shaved my head. I was a punk rocker (only 7 years ago lol)


Now the fun part, I must tag 7 people..gee do I know 7 people...hmmm, Sandy, Erica, Denise, Sue, Louise & Nancy Maxwell James....sorry girls...

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Alcohol Inked card!!


I love Alcohol inks. I really love the colors the way they add a touch of art to a simple card. Some of you may not call this an artsy card. I do, I love the way the colors landed and the little butterfly added that little something. I used a three colors and three drops. I just blew on them to move them around. It's fun try it.


Yesterday, we went to see RAT TAT TOOOEEE.. oh what a fun movie, We enjoyed it. I was very tired at work. We had to see the 7:40 movie.. yikes. I think I will create a card using a house mouse stamp in honor of the movie...LOl

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July!!




Well, what a wonderful night I had last night. Yesterday were our fireworks on the Delaware bay. What a beautiful night it was. The sky was clear and it was about 60 out. oh, the kids had a blast. My neighborhood turns into a fair. I had to work.. BooHoo, but got home in time to have friends and family over. That was such fun. I love the 4th. It's such a great day. God Bless all those that have anyone who has EVER served in our armed forces. May today be the day we reflect on all that was done for us to be free..


here are two cards I made a bit ago. I will be playing a little today. Back to work tomorrow...
CARD INFO: The house mouse stamp was done w/ watercolor pencils and attached to rusty pickle paper. The God Bless America card is stamps by Judith also on rusty pickle paper with star eyelets.. Thanks for looking..

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Card I made today !!


I made this card for a challange over at 2 pps. It's with the dollar stamps at m's and the big flower is rf..

Welcome to my blog !

Well this is the first time I have done this. It will take me a while to get it looking nice so, please be patient. I don't spell very well and I hate grammer so if you don't like it move on..LOl

I love to stamp and hope to post as many as I can on here. Well, let me go and figure this out...

dawn