Friday, December 24, 2010

It's Raining, It's Pouring

An easy card that took longer than it should. The coloring, colored pencils, just wasn't happening.

Stamp from TAC's "Oh No She Didn't" set, ribbon from my friend Tina, and paper from my stash. There is a little bit of stickles on her dress, but besides that it is a very bare card. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cowboy Up!

Stamps: TAC "Cowboy Boots", "BBQ", and a retired stamp of the month
colored pencil, ribbon, cuttlebug folders, nestie, and big shot

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Little Side-Tracked

I have had many thing that need done in the last few weeks, and even more in the week to come, but last night I needed a break, and decided to stamp just for the fun of it. I had received the SplitCoastStampers newsletter that morning, and decided to try the tutorial they had for this Z-fold card.

I was surprised how easy it was to make, and how quickly it was completed. I will definitely try it again when I have more time and add a few tweeks of my own. The only thing I don't like about it is that the top flap won't lie flat, but I think I can fix that in the future.

Stamps: The Angel Company (I just love this little girl, she reminds me of my daughter)
Paper: SU! (really, really old patterned paper)
Ink: Palette Noir and Burnt Umber
Colored with colored pencil
Shape cut with Nestabilities and my Big Shot

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I want to say thanks to my friend Jen for the heads up about this giveaway.

Wee Memories is giving away the about cubby to one lucky person! Here's crossing my fingers and hoping it is me!

Friday, December 3, 2010


Stamp-pa-palooza Spectacular is now going on!!! From now until the end of December there are some tremedous deals happening with The Angel Company! Check this out!
TAC™ Promotions

If you want to see the details go HERE It will also show you the hostess sets that are now available

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cutie Giraffe

I don't know why I like giraffe's on baby cards so much, but I do. They just seem to fit.
The giraffe stamp is from "High Hopes" and the background sentiment is from TAC's set called "Hello Baby." The dots on the background were made with my cuttlebug embossing folder, and the lines across the blue were made with my Scor-pal (love 'em both)

This card is for the latest challenge over on the High Hopes blog, which was to use an animal on your card.

Monday, November 29, 2010


Quite a few months ago I sent some cards in to see if they would be published. As time went by, and I heard nothing, I figured they had looked at them, laughed, and thrown them in the trash. I didn't even think about them when I received a copy of "Take Ten" in my mail. My first thought was, "Did someone get me a subscription?" I totally missed the little note they had in it saying my work was in there, lol, so I was very surprised, pleased, and excited to see a whole page spread with three of my cards! WAHOO!!!

I want to say thanks to Becky Gray for the gift of the cute stamps that are on these cards. I don't know who likes them more my boys, or me.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Holly-days

I made this card using the sketch for this week's challenge over at High Hopes blog. They also have a great chance to win some of their stamps from their new release! Check them out.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Look to the Same Page

This is the same page as I posted a little while ago, but I embossed the alpha stamps I used for the title, and used a line stamp for the journaling box. I like the look of metal without the price of the real stuff =). These stamps are, once again, all from The Angel Company.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wanna Win Some Stamps?

If you do check this out!!! High Hopes Rubber Stamps is releasing their newest stamps soon. You can get a peak at these stamps starting next Monday. Click on the blinkie above to read how you can get some of these fabulous stamps for yourself...FREE!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Milton Moose

Isn't this "little" guy just too adorable? He is a stamp called "Milton Moose" from High Hopes. This week's challenge, over on their blog, is to create a guy card. This is what I came up with. I would really like the card, except for the fact that, after the whole card was done, I decided to add a sentiment. As I was getting ready to stamp it the block slipped from my hand. I don't think it ruined the card, but the sentiment isn't as crisp as it would have been otherwise, but, all in all, the card still makes me smile to look at it.

Another 6x6 Page

Here is another page that I found in my stamp room. The whole page is done with paper and stamps stamps from The Angel Company, even the little black part of the sentiment that says "ME -AND- MY" are from a now retired stamp set. .

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

6x6 Scrapbook Page

When I was clearing out my stamping room the other day, I found some old scrapbook pages that I had made for a swap quite a few years ago. Here is one of them. It uses a couple of now retired stamp sets (the leaves and alphas), but I can't remember the name of them-and am too lazy to go look them up =). I am going to have to get one of the great pics I took of Julia playing in the leaves on this.

I made this page so that it could be turned to fit either a vertical or horizontal picture, so the little box for writing could also go under the pic, instead of beside it.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Floating Away

I used my friend Heather's sketch for this card. Check out her site HERE. This little girl is another image from TAC's "Wonder and Joy" set. I sponged the clouds in the background, and her shirt was made by paper piecing. I used regular colored pencils for most of the coloring, but the balloon was done with watercolor pencils.

Friday, November 12, 2010

FIsher Boy

I just love the "Wonder and Joy" set, and this little boy in particular. The paper is from TACs "Hip Hop" collection. I used a sketch, but don't remember where it was from.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

HOW old?!?

I made this to be a birthday card that would work for a guy. Do you think I ruined it with the scalloped edge? Both sets are retired TAC stamp sets.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Birthday CASED Card

A fun card using TAC's "Sweet Goodies" set and my Scor-pal. The sentiment is from the "Ordinary Greetings" set.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Jessica's Birthday Card

I made this card for my friend Jessica's birthday last week. I don't know why but it seemed to fit her.
The stamp sets are from a Limited Edition set that was available from TAC last month, their speckle background stamp, and a sentiment from a retired fall set. The butterfly is covered with stickles, and a few pearl beads added to it's back. The background on the torquise paper was made with my Scor-pal, and the scalloped edge with Friskar's treading water border punch.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Nathaniel's Birthday Card

My young friend Nathaniel turned 3 on Tuesday, and this is the card he received from us with his gift. One the inside I put "Hope your birthday is out of this world!"

The main image stamps is from High Hopes, isn't he cute? The background was made with some stamps I received from a friend, but don't know which company made them.
The card is also being entered into this week's High Hopes challenge, which is to create a birthday card with their stamps

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

These Boots Are Made for Walking

A quick and easy card using TAC's "Cowboy Boots" and "Cowboy BBQ" stamp sets.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Isn't this image cute? It is the other image one of my sons picked from the prize I won from High Hopes. I can never decide whether these two are friends going out to vanquish the enemy together, or if the dragon has crept up behind the knight and is about to devour him.
This week's challenge over at High Hopes was to use a recipe on our cards. I needed to use 2 squares, one circle, and one scalloped edge.
The image was colored with a mix of colored pencils and water color pencil. The cardstock and patterned paper is all from TAC.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Julia's Entertainment

So, what does Julia do to entertain herself while the boys and I are busy doing schoolwork? Here are a few pictures to give you a sneak peak into her busy little world.

When she is good, she is very, very good....(here she is taking one of her brother Anthony's math tests)

And when she is bad, well, as you can see, she is horrid!

Thankfully the pen she used for this was erasable, and it cleaned up very easily

This lovely pale purple is the new color on both the walls of my stamp room and my daughter. I had just a tiny amount of paint left at the bottom of the bucket when I was finished, and I obviously didn't get the lid on very well. This one wasn't quite so easy to clean up. She ruined both our pants and shirts in the process of taking pics and cleaning her up. Believe it or not, the crying is not from being in trouble (which she was), but because she was upset I wouldn't let her look at my side of the camera while I took the pictures. She loves that she can see herself when I am done...she just hasn't figured out that she can't both be in the picture and watch it being taken.

Really she is loads of fun right now, although some days I could pull my hair out =o). I would love advice from any of you more experienced homeschool parents on how to keep Julia "gainfully employed" while the rest of us are doing our lessons. I try to make her a part of things, but at times, with her attention span, that is just not possible.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Aliens from....

well, outerspace of course, where else would they be from? Aren't these little guys cute?
I won some stamps from High Hopes a couple of weeks ago, and I let the boys each pick out an image...this was one of their choices. They have been having a lot of fun with it.

This is the inside of the card. I don't often decorate the inside, but this seemed to happen on it's own.

I apologize for the bad pics, but I am on a little bit of a time crunch, and couldn't wait for better lighting. This week's challenge over at High Hopes ends this evening, and I am cutting it close.

Oh, and the card was created using this week's Mojo Monday sketch. Have I mentioned how much I enjoy using sketches?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I love this set, "Playful Kitties," from TAC. The cats are just too cute. I used a sketch from CPS to make this card. I really like it, but Brandon's comment, when he saw it, was "But, Mom, the papers don't match!" What do you think? 'Cause I love 'em together.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Baby Card

A quick and simple baby card. I love this image from "Hello Baby" by TAC. I used watercolor pencils to color.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Scrapbook Page of Anthony

I love this picture of Anthony taken 8 years ago when he had his surgery through Shriners. He was so cute in his little hospital gown with his little backside showing. Of course he didn't care =).

The paper is TACs Toodle Loo, and the stamp set that I used for the background is "Wild for You" stamped with Versamark.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hedgehog Blessings

I love this new paper from TAC, but then I love stripes. This set is called "Hedgehog Halloween", but I cut the center out of the jack-o-lantern this hedgehog is carrying and just made it an ordinary fall pumpkin. I like it better this way.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Happy Birthday High Hopes

This weeks challenge over at the High Hopes blog has some extra great prizes, that is because they're celebrating their birthday! Check it out HERE.

This card was done from the challenge sketch, and it uses the stamp "My Best for Him"

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I Believe

I just love this is perfect for how I have felt at times.
Here is another card colored with all colored pencils. The stamps are both from TAC, the image is from a set called "Oh No She Didn't"

Monday, September 27, 2010

Gone Country

This weeks challenge over at the High Hopes blog is to make a country styled card. This is the only High Hopes image I have that fits that category. The card is pretty simple because my stamping room is torn apart and being "remodeled."
This was colored entirely with colored of these days I will have those perfected...maybe.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Backpack, Etc.

This was my entry for one of the contests that are open to TAC demos every month. While it didn't win, it was featured on the Mischelle's Savvy Projects Blog

As you can see from these pictures, and comparing them with what Mischelle posted, my "pencil" fell apart in shipping. Poor workmanship, I guess =).

If you want to see all the winning entries go HERE.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Memory Verse Page Psalms 23:6

And this wraps up Psalms 23, one of the most well known passages in the Bible.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Little Cowgirl

Isn't this little duck darling? I love it, but don't own it...yet =0). I went to Colorado just over a month ago and was able to get in a little bit of stamping time with my friends June and Shielow (VERY late at night, especially for me). I was exhausted on the drive home the next day, but since I wasn't driving, it was so worth it.I stamped and colored this image then, but didn't get around to making a card with it until this week.
Thanks, June, for letting me use you stamps...HUGS! Miss you guys.

Friday, September 17, 2010

How to Spot a Dragon

I decided to participate in this weeks challenge on the High Hopes blog. The challenge is to use either dots or spots on your creation. Check it out, the random winner gets to pick free stamps! Free is always good =). This dragon card is what I came up with. The stamp is from High Hopes, of course, and the paper is from The Angel Company.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Sorry for the blurry image, I tried time and again, but for some reason my camera did NOT like this card =0).

The stamp sets used on this card are "Oh No She Didn't" and "Ordinary Greetings." The cardstock is TAC's Scarlet and the yellow from, I believe, the Miss Moxie cardstock pack. I embossed the background using the Scorpal and Scorbug.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Memory Monday Psalms 23:4

This is one of my favorite pages from Psalms 23, and next week you will see my other favorite.