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.

Monday, May 30, 2011


Hello friends, Happy Monday to all of you. Today is a special day because one of my kids was born on May 30. I'll share her birthday card tonight or tomorrow. For today, Memorial Day, I created these two cards. As I don't own any patriotic stamp sets I had to push myself and figure out how to make patriotic cards. What do you think? Good or not good? I say not bad. I did have fun and that's important. Here is the shopping list for these cards.

Stamp set: Word Play; Greenhouse Garden
Paper: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Red
Accessories: Dimensionals, paper cutter, sponge Daubers

Thank you for visiting. Don't forget a prayer of gratitude for the Military. They sacrifice so much for us and for our liberties. I'm off to the market and then over to the birthday party.
Have a blessed day with your families.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Build a blossom by Julia

Hello friends, glad to have you here. Okay by popular demand (just me) I am sharing the card swaps I received before Easter Sunday. Today I'm sharing the card lovingly made by Julia Sager. I like the way she shows new buds on the side. Cute. Have a great week end. I expect I will continue with my reorganization of closets and cupboards. God bless you.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

folding the yellow pages

So this is how she folds each page. Nevvvver, would I try this myself. If you know how to create something like this please post it on your blog. Then let me know so that I can come over and see it. I will send everyone over to view it. Would you send me your viewers too? Thank you for visiting today. See you soon. God bless you.

What is that!!!!!

Hello friends. What in the world? What???? Can you guess what today's share is? I had this photo in my camera from last year. I decided to share it since it is papercrafting. At one of my doctor appointments last year this "thing" was sitting on the reception desk. I guessed from the pencils stuck in it that it was a pen container with a whimsical slant. Then it hit me ...... It was a porcupine! I had to take a photo. It is made from a phone book. Cute, huh? The receptionist held it up for the photo shot. That is her blue sleeve behind the porcupine. Her mom taught her how to make these and has been creating similar creatures since she was a little girl.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Punch Potpourri

Here is a close up of the 3x3 card. I used the Punch Potpourri (Hostess level one) stamp set. I used Marina Mist ink for that cute bird and then cut it out with the paper snips. For the Woodland Walk DSP, I used the Scallop Border punch. There is a diamond on the birdie's eye.
Okay friends, raise your hand if you want to see the card swaps I received. LOL. Hope to see you here again soon. Thank you for visiting today. God Bless you.

Under the Vellum

Here is a look Under the vellum. What do you think?

Easter Swap

Hello friends, welcome to my card shares. I had a great week end. How about you? My week end was in San Diego. The weather was perfect. If you haven't been to Sea World in a while you need to go back. It had been a couple decades for me. It is much larger now and with a lot more to do. My BFF and I saw all the shows. Each was unique and outstanding. The food selections are many. We had a delicious lunch at the Calypso Grill. On the way to our hotel we had more great food at Phil's Bar B Q. The line was around to the side of the building or one hour long however you want to look at it. Very well worth the wait. The next day was breakfast at Seaport Village and a bit of shopping. Can't wait to return here. By noon we were on our way to the Gas Lamp District but since we couldn't find parking, we drove over to Little Italy. Guess what? They were having a street fair! The Sicilian Festival. We shopped, ate super good pizza and watched the entertainment. I'd love to be there again next year.

Okay, so let's get to today's card share. I participated in an Easter card swap recently. I chose to make a regular size card and a 3x3 card. The stamp set I used is no longer available but who knows maybe it will be in the 2011-12 catalog due to come out in July. The paper I used were Rose Red cs and Garden Green cs. I also used Vellum. The inks I used were Riding Hood Red, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Garden Green and Tangerine Tango. I used the Big Shot with Vintage Wallpaper EF and Tulip EF.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sharon B. and Alysia

Hello friends, today I am sharing the last two cards from the stamp a stack at the Hampton Inn. The card on the left was presented by Sharon and the card on the right was done by Alysia. I find the nautical card lay out very attractive and color combo on Alysia's card is one I would like to case. I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of the cards we presented for our guests. Everyone had great fun and we are eagerly waiting for our next get together. Thank you for visiting. God bless you.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sharon C. and Mary

Here is another two cards from our day at the Hampton Inn. I love the color combos in both cards. I haven't used my Bold Blossom set yet and the Flower Fest set is still on my wish list. I have two more cards ( from the stamp a stack last Saturday) to share. So come on over tomorrow. Thanks for visiting and for the nice comments. Be blessed.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Alicia and Karen

Happy Monday morning to all my friends. How was your week end? Restful? I'm feeling refreshed. I took two days off from my reorganizing. Saturday morning, I hit a few yard sales. I spent two dollars on three brightly colored dishes. I was thinking my grand daughter might enjoy taking a hammer to them and then puzzle them back together again for a beautiful mosiac. Something I've always wanted to do. Sunday after church a did a little bit of shopping for my grandson. He will soon need kitchen stuff for his first apartment. I feel good about some of the reorganizing I've done so far. For example instead of having three separate places for games and crafts for my grand kids, those items can now be found in one place. So far I have also emptied my linen closet, one closet shelf (my room) and two drawers in my craft room. I wonder what I will accomplish today?
I guess I could tell you about the card share for today. The card on the left was made by Alicia. The stamp set she used was Baroque Motif which is in the main catalog. Karen used the Top Note die and several different flower punches. I fell in love with the DSP she used (Sunny Garden) so I ordered some for me. I hope you enjoyed your visit with me today. Are you ready for a second cup of coffee by now? Until tomorrow. Take care and be blessed.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lynn and Kim

Lynn demonstrated the card on the left and Kim did the card on the right. The focus here was the Triple Layer punch and the Big Shot. I will share more cards on Monday. Thank you for visiting and for your comments.


These cards are ours. Mine on the left and Melissa's on the right. We both used the same stamp set which gave the ladies a look/see of what can be done with the same stamp set.

The Room

Last Saturday we had a Stamp A Stack at our local Hampton Inn. This was Mother's Day week end which is probably why we had less guests compared to last year. We all had a great time. Nothing like spending a day of stamping with girlfriends.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Corner Rose

This is my other favorite rose. I call it Real Red. It is located at the corner of my garage. It says good bye when I leave and greets me with a welcome when I come home. How corny can I get??? See you tomorrow.

multi- colored rose

Ooops, I forgot to show you my favorite roses. This one is multicolored. I don't know how that happens but I sure enjoy it. Next photo please.

Rich Razzleberry

Here is the Rich Razzleberry rose bush that gets darker as it continues to bloom. Interesting huh? It's not my favorite but it is a rose. Have you noticed that I have embellished on the plant names. I don't know what kinds of roses I have so I invented a name by using Stampin' Up colors. Next photo.

Pink Lady

Guess what? I know the real name of this plant! This a Pink Lady, and now you have seen the right side of my front yard. On the left side there are five more Pink Ladies that are just beginning to bloom.

Rose Red

This is the last photo for today. I call this rose the Rose Red . Notice the soil we have here in this area. Very sandy, Right. It's a miracle we have beautiful foliage around here given the soil. I hope you have enjoyed my photos. Stay tuned for my next card share of a stamp a stack class we held last Saturday. Thank you for visiting and for your comments. God bless you.

Regal Rose

This is my Regal Rose.


Across from the camellia is this Azalea.

My front door

Hello friends. This week I started out by reorganizing my closets and cupboards in the bedrooms. What prompted this task,you ask. I need more space for my paper crafting stuff (of course). This project may take a while because as you know, (for me) the finished job has to be perfect or at least better than before. Right now (and you are my witnesses) I vow not to be doing this again. Ever.
This past Monday morning, I opened my front doors for some fresh air and was greeted by my front yard in full bloom. I had to take pictures and thought of you. So I will share what my heavenly Father had in store for me on this Monday morning. We are looking at the Garden Green Hydrangeas that are almost taller than I. On the other side of the Hydrangeas is a Camillia that will have Whisper White flowers someday. There is a Basil plant beside it. I just planted it last week. Further down is my one of my Pretty in Pink Azaleas. Let's go to the next photo.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bashful Blue Mother's Day

Sorry for the washed out colors in this photo. The inks are Soft Subtles and look very pretty in real life. Here is the shopping list.

Stamp Set: Fabulous Florets; All Holiday
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink

Melon Mambo Mother's Day

Stamp Set; Fabulous Florets; All Holiday
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise

Perfect Plum Mother's Day

Then I made three Mother's Day cards. This one will be for my daughter and the others will be for both my DDIL. I again changed cardstock colors and inks. Here is the shopping list.

Stamp Set: All Holiday, Fabulous Florets
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red

Regal Rose Birthday

I had so much fun making the Fabulous Florets card, I continued to make more. This one is a birthday card for a special someone later this month. I made some changes and the following list will tell you what products I used.

Stamp set: Fabulous Florets, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight,


Hello friends, You may have noticed I have been missing. After almost three weeks of doing nothing (ill), I had to work on catching up. I ran errands, kept doctor appointments previously postponed and made lots of phone calls. Not quite caught up yet. Really, does that ever happen? Not for me.
The card you are seeing was photographed outdoors on my half wall. The gray stuff (grout) is looking pretty ugly. Let's focus on the card. It's a card I cased from Emma F. on SCS. I modified it by eliminating one cardstock layer and by changing the sentiment. I really had fun making this card. The shopping list is as follows:

Stamp Set: Curly Cute; Fabulous Florets
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Pink satin ribbon, Flower Garden embossing folder. Big Shot