Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Okay stamper friends, here I am again. I don't know why, but my camera and my computer have not been getting along. I don't know why they can't work it out or something. UNLESS that something is me. I have tried at least a million times to upload photos but nothing happens. This has happened before but with perseverance and endurance (on my part) they work things out. I don't know if I had part in the settling of their situation because I really have no idea how things got worked out in the past. I just kept trying. Are you still with me? I hope so, cuz I need to vent. So what do I do in a situation like this? I always get an interfering message about all these different options for uploading. But in the past this message would disappear. The message implies (recommends) I should choose an option. It also keeps coming back to stalk me even when I click the cancel button. The top choice is always highlighted. So I get it. Someone wants me to choose that particular option. I have always in the past uploaded photos just using my camera, USB cord and the computer. Now it seems someone thinks I should click on Abbey Fine Reader. Are you still there? Can someone give me some ideas for fixing this problem? To use Abbey Fine reader I need to read an agreement form and then accept all its stipulations, regulations and such. I hope at least one of my stamping friends stayed with me. I really do need help. I know what you are thinking .... she needs help in more ways than one. ha ha. I really am frustrated about this but tried to present it with just a tad of humor. How did I do?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Flower Fest two ways

Hello friends. Today, I am sharing two similar cards. The card on the right might be for a beginning stamper. The flower was stamped on Pretty in Pink cardstock. The layer sitting on the black card stock was punched with the new lace punch. I love the antique floral look this punch provides. I used the Flower Fest stamp set and black ink to create the pretty flower. The sentiment comes from the Heard from the Heart stamp set.

The card on the right might be for someone who doesn't mind using scissors. This is the card I prefer and so did my ladies. For the sentiment, I used the Curly Cute stamp set. The flower button are from the Subtles collection. Both cards are in Whisper White with a layer of Sahara Sand. Of course I had to add something pretty to beautify the cards ... pearls.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoyed today's share. Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Old Olive Doily

Hello friends, Does this card look familiar? I cased it from the 2011-12 catalog. Take a lookie on page 213. You like? The card base is Old Olive card stock and the top layer is Confetti White. The Doily is stamped in Old Olive ink. To the center of the doily are petals from the Build a Blossom punch and for a lil' pizzazz, I added an antique brad. To finish off this easy to make card, I added Very Vanilla ribbon and a sentiment on the Word Window punch. To hold it in place is an other punch (Modern Label). Stamp sets used were Teeny Tiny Wishes and Hello Doily. For a little interest I also did some tearing on the left side of the card with a hint of distressing. How would you modify this card? Thank you for visiting. I do appreciate your comments, so don't be shy, please leave me a few kind words. Have a blessed day.

Monday, August 29, 2011

It's me again

Hello friends, How are you? It's been a while, hasn't it? I got busy with making swaps and life around here. All good. It's nice to be back. I attended the regional in Henderson, Nevada this past Saturday. The presentations were so informative and presented with lots of humor intertwined. I loved it. I received many great swaps. There are so many talented stampers within the Stampin' Up community. I met Sherrill Graff!!! I took her business boot camp a couple years ago and learned so much from her. If you want to grow your business, I recommend you hook up with her.
The ladies in my group were a kick to be with. Never a dull moment. Nine of us all chattering simultaneously. Can you imagine?! We certainly know how to have fun!! I hope my blog posts will be more consistent from here on.

Melon Mambo Doily

Hello friends, do you recognize this card? Take a lookie on page 126 of our Stampin' Up catalog 2011-2012. Notice the changes I made? What do you think? Such a simple card to make. The card base is Pretty In Pink. The front layer is Pink Pirouette. I used Versamark and Melon Mambo embossing powder on the doily. The butterfly is from the Bold Blossom stamp set and I'm sure you already know I used the single stamp from Hello Doily. No, I wouldn't call that a string on this card. Ha ha. It is white twine. Thank you for visiting today. Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Three tags- case

Happy Wednesday friends, My day yesterday with my niece and her children was filled with laughter. What could be better? But I haven't told you about Monday afternoon. I was feeling like I could not go one more day without a haircut. Of course I went to get get a haircut. I should have waited two days or better yet gone somewhere else. My haircut is so short!!! I can't believe it!!!! I won't need another cut for six months!!!! Talk about having a no good very bad hair day! I will have 30 days plus 30 more no good very bad hair days! O well, it will grow back.

Oh, the card. Yes this card is familiar because I cased it from page 197 in the Stampin' Up catalog. I had to give it a try as soon as I laid eyes on this card. I think I will do a make over of this card. Perhaps different colors and I want to modify the lay out. I'm still working on swaps for Regionals. So it will be a while before I can redo it. Well thank you for visiting today. I have another class to prepare for so I might not be back until next week. Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Man's card

Happy Tuesday morning to you all. I have company coming today. So it will be a terrific Tuesday for me. What are you doing today?

Today's card is like the one I saw on Stampin' Connection. I wrote the lady's name down somewhere but I can't figure which name to use. Huh? Well, do you ever write down a phone number but don't know who it belongs too and you're embarrassed to call it? I have seen several ladies use this lay out but I don't know the originator and I can't just pick a name either. So thank you anyway to all of you and to Stampin' Connection for providing us demonstrators such a useful and fun resource.

This card was made with retired designer paper. The other card stocks are River Rock and Soft Suede. The stamp comes from Sincere Salutations. My guests enjoyed making this card as it easy and quick to create. I plan to make more of these but with different colors. Thank you for visiting. Have a fun and blessed day.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Pretty Postage

Here are the swaps (maybe). I've used two embossing folders. The background folder is Perfect Polka Dots and the focal image is the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder. The card on the left is in Perfect Plum and contrasted with More Mustard card stock. The card on the right is Baja Breeze and contrasted with So Saffron. The stamp set is Pretty Postage. For a speedy job, I used the Curly Label punch as well as the Postage Stamp punch. What would I do without my Big Shot? It's my favorite tool and a must have. If I come up with other possible swaps I will let you know. So please stay tuned.

It's so nice to be with you again. Have a blessed day.

I'm going to Regionals!

Hello friends. I hope all is well with all of you. I'm staying busy. At the present time I am working on swaps for Regional. I'm going to Vegas, Ladies! The cards I am going to show today might be my swaps. I'm still thinking about it. First, I chose the stamp set I wanted to use. Next, I took a visual inventory of my card stock to see which colors were available for use. In my head, I already knew I would use the Big Shot to help make the process easier and faster. So stay with me, if you want a glimpse of the potential swaps.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Who's that looking at me?

Hello friends, Who's that looking at me. It's Pierre looking at me. Let me introduce you to my most loyal friend. Always happy to see me. He tolerates my absences and loves me no matter what.


This is Pierre again. His groomer is a scrapbooker. She scrapbooks all of her customers (dogs). These are two extra photos which she gave to me. Doesn't he look sharp all groomed and looking handsome? He walks so proudly after being at the groomers. I love my poodle.
Hello friends, I hope you don't think I am ignoring you. I took several days off to go visit my son and the family. I returned home for a couple days and then was gone again. Pierre always waits for me at the kennel while I am away. They love having him stay with them and he knows it! They treat him like a king.

I have to share my most unusual experience that happened on my way home from Northern California. I was traveling on Highway 99 southbound. The temperature for about four hours was 100. As I changed freeways to Highway 58, I noticed the temp dropping to 99. I don't know the altitude on the 58 but it is mountainous and probably in the 4000 ft. altitude. The temp began to drop as I continued down the mountain. After about 30 minutes the temp was in the 80's and suddenly it began to rain softly. Then it was hard rain and the temp is now in the 70's. Still going downhill and now the rain is so hard I can only see the car in front of me. The rain continues to pound when I notice the lighting hitting the mountain ridges. Eventually the temp dropped to 63!! Around that time it was time to change to the 14 Freeway. Now the rain started to slow down and in about 15 minutes there was no more rain and the temp was climbing upward from the 70's to the 80's and finally 99 as I got about 20 minutes from home. It was an adventure to talk about.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Birthday card for 10 yr. old

Good morning friends, today I am sharing the card I made for one of my grand daughters. She will be ten years old this week. Coloring with the blender pens was a breeze. On the inside I adhered white cardstock with the hopscotch image and a personal image from me. This stamp set will come in handy for scrabooking. I love sets that do double duty. Here comes the shopping list.

Stamp set: Recess
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Watercolor paper, Pear Pizzazz, Pattern paper (retired)
Ink: Stampin' Up Chalks,
Accessories: Pearls, Crochet Trim Victoria

Thank you for visiting and I will see you again next week. Be blessed

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Birthday card for 5yr. old

Good morning friends, I finished this card last night after bible study. I kept giggling while making this card as it is for my soon to be five year old grand daughter. You have to know her to know why I'm smiling. She loves bugs and can spot them from a mile away. This stamp set is retired but it's a keeper for me. The inside of the card is on the right. All it needs now is my personal message to her. Are you ready for the shopping list? Here it is.

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Whisper White, pattern paper retired
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Pear Parfait, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Crochet Trim Victoria, Scallop Oval die, Big Shot

Thank you for stopping by and for your nice comments. Have a blessed day.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bold Blossom Gatefold

Happy Monday morning my friends. How was your week end? I had a very nice one. Shopping for produce on Saturday was productive and fun. I saw a former student of mine. She was in my first grade class. She is now an adult! Sunday, after church I saw another former student at a yogurt shop. Not only is he an adult but has already served in the armed services! Do I feel old. You think? Being in my air conditioned home has been such a blessing. You can't imagine how many times I have thanked God for all my blessings.

Today's card share is a gatefold card. I used The Bold Blossom stamp set which can be found in the summer mini. My template was for a 4x4 card. I wanted a card for an A2 envelope. So I had to make adjustments on my own. Sometimes I need challenges and in the end I can really admire my work because of my efforts. The shopping list follows.

Stamp Set: Bold Blossom
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi,
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, paper snips, pearls

Thank you for visiting, Have a blessed day.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hello Book Mark

Good morning friends. How are you doing today? I'm still trying to recover from yesterdays huge surprise. If you have been with me this week, you already know my plumber was here earlier this month. Yesterday I had another specialized visitor. He repairs and maintains a very important "appliance" I use daily during the summer. Yes the A/C guy (air conditioning)! $700. later I have a working air conditioner. Thank you Jesus for my savings account.

Now that I have vented, I want to share a book mark my ladies made. We featured the 2010-2012 In colors. The card base is in Peach Parfait and the DSP is Concord Crush. The stamp set is Hello Blossom. The inks are: Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, and Poppy Parade. We used the Big Shot and The Two Tags die. White grograin ribbon tied it up.

Have a blessed day today and I will see you again next week. I need to get busy making more cards this week end. Happy Stamping.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New backdrop

I decided to use the ribbon boxes for a card display for this card. I had been having a difficult time getting a good photo and guess what? Voila, I stumbled upon this new backdrop for card displays. This card should look familiar to you Stampin' Up demos. It was featured in April by Stampin' Up. I changed the card stock colors to make the card my own. The ribbon too. I hope you enjoyed my posts today. Have a blessed day.

More ribbons

Here, in front of the retired ribbon box is how I store ribbon scraps. The plastic box on the right holds them in such a way that they are clearly visible to me. The jar on the left is an idea I use for hostess gifts. I find cute jars (dollar store) and fill them with about 15 yards of scrap ribbon. I also add a rub on onto the jar.

Retired Ribbons

Good morning friends, Here is a quick look at how I store my retired ribbons. Some of these go way back to the 90's. Do you think I have a problem

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Storage for Big Shot Dies

Hello friends, today I am sharing some storage ideas I use. For my small supply of Big Shot dies, I only need this plastic container which is the size of a shoe box. Notice the light blue envelope? It keeps my sizzlets and embosslits. This storage idea works for me as I can move the entire box from place to place as needed.

Storage for Markers and Cards

I enjoy seeing my markers neatly stacked in their own containers. They are labeled making it easier for me to put them back where they belong. Cards I have made or received as swaps are stored in see thru plastic boxes. I like that they are stackable too. Cards I sell or give away are stored in my Forget Me Not Keeper (not pictured)

Paper Scraps Binder

This black binder holds my card stock scraps in protective page sleeves. The scraps are sorted by primary colors. Larger scraps are kept in the their original package. Pattern papers are mixed in one sleeve. It's too difficult to sort other wise. Thank you for visiting today. Have a blessed Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Band and Dancers

Good morning friends, Ongoing with what I have been doing this summer. On Thursday nights here in Palmdale we have an evening outdoor concert that includes food vendors and vendors of various merchandise. Any one of my friends usually accompanies me for dinner and music at the Square. It starts at 5:30 PM and goes until 9 PM. There is a different band each week and thus covers a large array of music genres. As you see in the photo, dancing is encouraged too. They are line dancing or you might call it the Electric Slide. I love that activities for the children are emphasized and they change them up each week. Barnes and Nobles never lets the children down as they are over the top with their interactive presentations. On Saturday nights, Palmdale provides an other outdoor concert with big name artists coming to town. The venue is held in our awesome amphitheater. Just like at The Square, the amphitheater fills up with residents from around here and many out of towners too. I love sharing my summer with you and I hope you are enjoying it too. That's it for today. Have a fabulous Tuesday and be blessed.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Hello again, This morning I was composing for this photo when it suddenly disappeared. In the past, I have been able to retrieve the photos but not this time. So I uploaded it again and am starting over. Just wanted to share this one shot I took of one of the most fabulous fireworks shows I've ever seen. The Hollywood Bowl always has fabulous firework shows and their concerts are of course outstanding. Outdoor concerts with friends, what more could I as for!!!
Thank you for visiting today. I'm off to the dentist. Stay tuned for more shares. God bless.

The inside

These are the note cards that fit nicely into the front pockets. As I remember it, the folding part was a challenge. I hope you have enjoyed today's posts. It feels good to be back with you. Thank you for visiting. God bless you.

My Red,White and Blue

This a card I made about six years ago. So it's my contribution for this years Fourth of July holiday. I found it one of the times I was organizing. My plan was to someday duplicate it. Never happened.

The Hollywood Sign

Way in the back of this photo, you can see the famous Hollywood sign. I believe it has been nominated (or is) as a historic structure.

The four of us.

Here we are happily waiting for the show to begin. It was still daylight. We got there early enough to have our picnic on the property along with everyone else.

At the Hollywood Bowl

My friends and I went to the Hollywood Bowl for a concert and fireworks. We loved the tribute to each of the armed forces and of course the guest artist which was Daryl Hall and John Oates. Remember them? 80's music.

Dennis to the rescue

I so appreciate Dennis. Notice now he is using his other arm to get to the problem area. All fixed! Thank you Dennis.

Guess who

Guess who I had to call? The day before my friend, Rose was to arrive my front yard was flooded. The gardener came over. He couldn't find what was leaking. He said "Call the plumber". So I did. Dennis knew what to do. He drained out all the water and then was able to see where the water was coming from. It was the main pipe to the sprinkler system. He had his arm down in the ground past his elbow.

I'm Back

Hello friends. Happy Monday morning to you. I hope you are all still with me. I have been on 'staycation' for almost a month. I've missed blogging. I haven't stamped either and I 'm so ready to get back into the groove of stamping. My friend from Sacramento came to stay with me for a week. We did lunch out almost daily and dinner out just as often. We were already out of the house so.... you know it ......We Shopped and we shopped and we shopped. Rose left just before the fourth of July to avoid the heavy traffic. We had a blast together. My next visitors were my son and his family. I loved the fabulous time we had together. My grand daughter (4 and 6 yrs old) were so happy to be spending time with gramma. And I with them. I had lots of time to spend with my former co-workers too. We have been best buds for twenty years or so. They still work, so I cherish the time they are home on break because they spend it with me. I'll show you some pics of my 'staycation'.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A look at both

From a side view, you can see that I have two very large planter boxes surrounded or encased with block walls. My yellow Day Lily in one box and the Magenta in the other. All the other flowers you are seeing today are used more like ground covers. I didn't show my yellow daisies as their blooming period is over for now.

Magenta Day Lilly

A close of the magenta Day Lily

Yellow Day Lilly

A close up of my yellow Day Lily.


Marigolds are so hardy in this area. I love the contrast they give to the desert browns in this area.

No Name

I call these Pom Poms. But what are they really called? Do you know? Two colors on the same bush. Interesting , huh?


I love this gorgeous flower and I don't even know it's name. Gotta get some more. Do you know it's name?

Orange Trumpets

Looking up at my patio cover, I see a beautiful, orange Trumpet looking at me.

One more Father's Day card

Good morning friends, How was your week end? Mine was so frustrating. I mean really frustrating! So when the tough gets, going the tough go shopping. But first I had to eat. So I called my BFF. We went to Panera Bread and then to Baskin Robbins. I had Toffee Pecan ice cream in a cup! Yummo on both places!! I still needed to go shopping, so we went to Bed, Bath and Beyond and I didn't spend any money, Yeaaaa! So, onward and back at home, I went back to the drawing board (I mean computer). This was Friday. I was still unable to upload from my camera. This happens often lately and I don't know why. Saturday same problem. I went shopping again. I mean if life hands you lemons, just make lemonade. Except I eat chocolate and eat chocolate and eat chocolate. So Saturday I had Toffee Pecan ice cream again. It's a very rich chocolate with toffee covered pecans. Deelish!!! That evening, I tried to upload from my camera several times (again!) and to no avail nada/nothing!! Sunday after church (just for fun) I stopped at Michaels (ssshhhh). Well, I did have a coupon for 50% off. Came home, tried to upload from my camera and still nada/nothing. So I went back to Big M's (just for fun). After all I had a return to make (and another 50% coupon). Fifty dollars later (ssshhh), I went home and tried again. What!! Nada/nothing! Well, now I made some trail mix with the small bag of M&M's I had purchased at that store I had gone to just for fun. Now I ask you, trail mix is healthy for you isn't it? Ice cream is dairy and that's healthy too isn't it? Dark Chocolate is healthy too, right? So I didn't do too much damage this week end. Except maybe I shoulda and coulda stayed out of Big M's. All week end I kept thinking where are the teen agers when you need them. I was so down and out about this uploading problem I was asking myself why did I start a blog. I had several reasons but won't go into that now. Okay so now we are at Monday morning. I wasn't going to even try to upload from my camera. But a small voice kept prompting me to try again. It worked on my first try!!!!! I did nothing different, it just worked this time. Does anyone have an explanation for me? I feel much better now. I just don't want this problem to continue. So please help me. Someone please. Thank you for letting me vent and for being there to listen.

One reason for this blog is because I enjoy sharing what I love to do. Stamping. I like that you come back to view my projects and that you send your friends over to do the same. I like when you leave me comments. So let me share today's card which I made for one of my sons. I used a retiring stamp set called Friends 24-7. For me this set is a keeper. Guess what? Last week was my first time using this set! The papers I used are : River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Woodland Walk DSP, and Whisper White. Ink: Soft Suede and Rose Red. I also used the Designer Label punch, Dimensionals, a rhinestone, brads and a dauber. Thank you for your visit today. I'm taking the rest of the week off (maybe two) but I leave you with a few photos of my back yard. God bless you.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

two colors Hydrangea

These are growing from the same plant. I call them the multi colored Hydrangea. I love my Hydrangeas. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Hydrangea. Now let's see if I can get at least one more card done this week. Take care and God bless you. Thanks for stopping by.

Pink Hydrangea

Here is the pink Hydrangea. Next is the .....

My flowers are blooming

Hello friends. Thank you for joining me today. I get so excited when I look out my door and see my flowers blooming. You may remember from last month that I have two large pots sitting right outside my front doors. The Hydrangeas are blooming! Take a lookie.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Grad Card

Good morning friends. It's beginning to be a lot like summer here in the high desert. I heard our high was 94. Another report was 98. So let's just say it was hot today! Today I'm sharing this cool blue graduation card. This is the one I made for my nephew. I can't get over how cool this owl punch is. No matter how I dress him, he's just too cute. Here is the shopping list for this grad card.

Stamp set: Word Play
Paper: Pacific Point cs, retired DSP, Chocolate Chip,
Accessories: Owl punch, White craft Ink, White EP

Thank you for visiting today. Have a fun day and be blessed.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Redo of Sense of Time

Your right, this is another card from last week. I just knew I had to do a little bit of something to this card. Was it ribbon, brads, color or what? I decided to add color. I made a second card but this time the card base is on Baja Breeze card stock. Much better. I also created a birthday card for my nephew but forgot to take picture of it. So nothing too new to share today. Have a great day and be blessed. Thank you for stopping by.

Adding a Little Something

Yes, I shared this card last week. Something was missing so I added a little something to make it look a little bit nicer or maybe to make me feel better. Do you see what I added? It's something black and round. You are so right! It's a black rhinestone for the birdies eye. Take a look at the next card. Anything different?

Week End Questions

Good morning friends, My questions today are .... how was your week end? Did you do any stamping? Did you hangout with people you love? Did you attend your place of worship? Did you celebrate a special occasion? Did you spend a day in the sun? Did you laugh until your face hurt?

My answers to all those questions are ..... Yes, I did all of the above. I had two wonderful stamp classes. I love spending time with my friends doing what we love. That would be stamping! I went to my nephew's graduation party. The party was also his birthday party. I had a great time catching up with relatives I don't get to see often. Sunday after church my BFF and I had a fabulous day in the sun at our local fairgrounds. The event there was a fundraiser for all our local charities. This is an event that started out a few years ago at a local car dealership and has progressively grown to now being held at the fairgrounds. We saw the beautiful cars of yesteryear which have been restored to look better than ever. Then there was the Bike show. Harleys in every color, size and shape. We got there in time to see the Dirt Track Motorsports - loud cars racing around and driving crazy. We missed the entertainment because we were too busy looking at cars and bikes. There was no flower show, no craft show, and no quilters nor table settings. Oh well, that's right around the corner at our AV Fair in August. Ending my Sunday evening, I was on the phone with another best friend and we had the funniest things to say. We laughed and laughed until our faces hurt. So you see my week end was a blast! For sure!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cupcake Birthday

Good morning friends, good to have you visiting again. I have my hot cup of coffee and a delicious Paula Deen breakfast bread with me. It is so yummy....Caramel Apple Streusal with Pecans!!!! What are you having? I made today's card share last night and took the photo in my evening house lighting. Consequently the background looks weird and it bothers me. How about you? The only stamp I used was from a very old retired stamp set which I took apart and kept only the sentiment. Is that what's called a run-on sentence? I did enjoy creating this card. Just between you and me, I really started out to make this a masculine birthday card. I think I should make another card and save this one for a girl. Do you agree? So here goes the shopping list.

Paper: Playdate DSP, Whisper White, Razzle Dazzle DSP (R), Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square Duo Bigz die, Cupcake Builder Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Dimensionals

I hope you enjoyed today's card. Thank you for visiting and have a blessed day.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Father's Day Card

Hello friends, Sorry I didn't post a card yesterday. I had one already scheduled but decided not to share it as I really am not that happy with it. I may have to start all over. Anyway I do have this Fathers Day card to share. I had fun creating it and I hope you like it. The shopping list is coming up.

Stamp set: Friends 24/7
Paper: Early Espresso, Woodland Walk DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Rose Red, Old Olive
Accessories: dauber, blender pens, Corner Rounder punch, brads, dimensionals, Scallop Border punch, Modern Label punch, Paper Piercing tool, Mat pack.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed day.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sense of Time

Hello friends, How was your week end? I went to my daughters on Saturday and to church yesterday. The sprinkler system in the back yard has decided to quit. So I have been watering with the hose. I've actually been enjoying doing that as we have been having beautiful sunny weather in Southern California. I need sunshine - have to get my vitamin D you know. My card share for today was a fast one. I wanted to layer another clock on the one pictured with dimensionals for a 3-d effect but decided against it as I don't own the circle scissors plus. I picked two stamp sets that are retiring by the end of this month. Have you seen the retirement lists? Sanded is a retiring stamp - and I just bought mine. I'll be keeping it forever though. Try to check with my stamp store regularly on the retiring products. Especially the accessories. They sell out quickly. My shopping list follows.

Stamp sets: Sense of Time, Sanded
Paper: Soft Suede, Confetti Cream
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Accessories: brown ribbon, dimensionals, cutter kit

Enjoy your Monday. Count your blessings and I'll see you tomorrow. God bless you.

Friday, June 3, 2011

By Anjanette

Good Morning friends, here I am again with another Easter swap card. Anjanette made both these cards. The 3x3 card is punch art. I love the bunny and I must remember how to make them for the next time I need a bunny. The Easter Blossom card is much prettier that it shows here. Annjanette did a beautiful job with the white blossoms.
I need to get with the program and let you know about the Last Chance lists at Stampin' Up. The lists are of never to be seen again products (never to be for sale in the catalog). Go to my online store to see exactly which stamp sets, accessories and home decore elements will be retired by the end of the month. Accessories are fast selling so get them while they are available.

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you got some ideas for your paper crafting. Have a great week end. Blessings.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

By Bev

The next card was created by Bev. I really like the bubble wrap technique she used on the background. I'm so thankful for all the bubble wrap I have been saving. This card is covered with texture and is so pretty. Truly a Spring card. Thank you Bev Gomez and thank you my friends for stopping by. Have a blessed day.

By Darla and Kristen

Good morning friends, I still have Easter swaps to share. These are 3x3 cards the cute bunny on the left was created by Kristen. Cute and simple. Darla's card is a basket of colorful flowers. Definitly punch art and represents Spring so well. Thank you ladies.

Easter Blossom by Shelly

Here I have two cards created by Shelly. She used the Easter Blossom stamp set and on the 3x3 card she used stamp art. Nice job on the clouds. Both cards are creative and so Spring. Thank you Shelly.

Easter by Evelyn

Hello friends, today I am back to sharing Easter card swaps. These two cards were made by Msscrapper. I really like the DSP she used on the regular size card but I don't have a clue what it's name is. With the 3x3 card I am really impressed with the fact that she made the envelope and even added removable sticky on the envelope. Very nice projects Evelyn. Thank you.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


The inside of the card looks like this. I really enjoyed making these cards. Thank you Darlene.

Soft and Bright

Hello stamper friends (stamping friends?), How was your week end? I continued with my reorganizing project, created some greeting cards and helped celebrate my daughters birthday.
It was a week end of great fun with the family. Today I am sharing two cards with the same lay out on both. I took the idea for these cards from Darlene at darelenedesign.com. Sorry I haven't learned how to do hyperlinks. The card on the left was created using card stock and inks from Stampin' Up's Bright collection. The card on the right with colors from the Soft Subtle collection. I gave my daughter the card on the right. I'll probably use the other for my upcoming class - maybe. Since I mentioned Stampin' Up's collection, I feel compelled to tell you how wonderful and easy it is to create cards with their products. Papers, inks, ribbons and other accessories are color coordinated to make creating fun and easy. No guessing involved (unless you want to). They even offer a color coach to help you stretch your imagination but make it easy at the same time. It's time to tell you about the shopping list and remember my online store for Stampin' Up products is open 24/7. Shop as you are with a click on Gloria Stamps (on the right side of this page).

Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral; Bold Blossom
Paper: Left card - Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Whisper White
Right card - Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Left card - Old Olive, Tangerine Tango
Right card - Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Dimensionals, paper snips, Melon Mambo embossing powder, Wild Wasabi EP, Tangerine Tango EP, heat tool

Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed day.