Jan 31, 2011

Blog Awards!

Wow! Thank you Cassie and Lynda for passing this blog award on to me!! I am truly honored and it was so sweet of you both to think enough of my blog to award me with this!! Here are the rules to this award:
Upon receiving this award I must thank the person who gave this to me and link it back to their blog and share 8 things about myself. Also, pass along the award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered and leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition.
Since I received it twice I know I should share 16 things about myself but I'm only going to share 8 (I still want you to like me when I'm done hahahaha)
1. I love to joke around! (I always worry that it comes across sarcastic in my posts but truly it's not)
2. Very, very opinonated (I think that's how you spell it lol) and feel like I'm going to bust if I can't share my thoughts whether good or bad!
3. This one should have been up at the top...I am a born again Christian that is by nooo wayy perfect and I have to ask forgiveness ALOT!
4. I love my family (that was a no brainer lol)
5. I have chron's disease (I think I've shared that before but can't remember)
6.Love watching movies and have several tv shows that I won't miss!
7.Love a clean house but hate to clean it :)
8. Love to play cards with friends and I also play bunco once a month and LOVE IT!!!
9.One more that I just thought of I NEVER know how to start my blog posts so I always start out normally with Hey everyone or Hey ya'll!! corny huh?
Ok, that was 9 things about me (pretty boring person but I couldn't share the good juicy stuff it's all a big secret hahahahaha just joking)
Now to pass this on to 8 more deserving ladies:
1. Nikki - ScrappinNavyWife - I've had the pleasure of getting to know Nikki better over the last two months or so and I just love her to death! She always cracks me up and has a wonderful personality. There's so much good things I could say about Nikki it would take me all day to list them all! (I can just hear Nikki now reading this going ok...I got time LIST THEM and list them NOW hee hee) Nikki you sooo rock girl and glad we have crossed paths! Thank you!
2.Dana - Reliving Tomorrow Dana is another special lady that I had the pleasure of being on a design team with a few months ago (Deedee's Designs) and now I consider her a very close friend. I'm so glad that we have stayed in touch and have gotten to know one another better! She's a amazing lady!
3.This one is going to all my design team sisters on Lindsay's Stamp Stuff! Their links are on my sidebar along with Lindsay's so be sure to check them all out. These ladies have been a AWESOME bunch of women to design for and design with. I've been with Lindsay since close to the beginning when she started and have enjoyed ever minute of it! Thanks Lindsay for having me as long as you have, you inspire me so much and so do the rest of you! We have a yahoo group that we chat in and we all have gotten so close and share so much that we are truly family now. Love ya all!!
4. This is to another bunch of wonderful ladies on my other design teams all which are part of StampingScrapping.com. Same as above we are all family and share so much of our lives together and are always there for one another. Thank you for letting me in to your hearts and into your lives! Love you all to!! Check out their blogs they are also listed on my sidebar!
5.Emma at MyCreativeTime  I would love to give her this award she is stylish in everyway! Her work is always awesome and she is such a great inspiration to everyone me included! Thank you Emma for giving me the opportunity to be on your design team!! You always say the sweetest things and make me feel special! I know she does this with everyone and I think that's why she is sooo loved!
6.This one is to all my new MyCreativeTime design team sisters!! Links are also on my sidebar! Thank you for all the sweet comments you leave and I look so forward to getting to know each and every one of you more! Your work is awesome and I'm glad to be on this team with ya!
7. Karen at Karen's Fun Blog - Thank you Karen for always leaving me the sweetest comments and always stopping by for a visit! Your work is amazing and I don't get a chance to tell you often enough!!
8. Ok last but certainly not least! This is for all my followers!! Old and new!! Thank you for hanging in with me this long and I feed off of you!! You are what keeps me motivated and makes me want to push myself to do the best I can do. Thank you for taking the take out of your busy schedules to stop by and leave me the most sweetest comments! I've cherished each and every one of them! So be sure to grab this and place this on your blog you deserve it! HUGE HUGS!!
Ok, that wraps this up! The funny part is I list on the 9 things about me about loving to joke around and what do I do??? Get all mushie on you hee hee

Jan 30, 2011

Pink Challenge at Bildmalarna Blog

Good morning!! How's everyone? This weekend has been totally gorgeous! I know all the ladies that are at CHA are having a blast!! Sooo wished I could have gone but it's nice getting to see all the little sneek peeks that people are showing! Have you seen the new Cricut Expression 2??? OMG! Totally, totally want one of these lol! I can't wait to we start seeing more videos on what this baby will do. Just another thing to add to my mile  long wish list hee hee. I also love ALL the new nestibility dies that Spellbinders released. Cindy has released her own dies and some stamps sets that are a must have to! Ok, I'll quit drooling all over the screen now and get on to my card for this challenge!! Our challenge this month at Bildmalarna was pink and of course pink = Valentine's Day hee hee!! I used a stamp from last year's stamp club which is no longer available (sorry) but there is plenty of new cuties to choose from at StampingScrapping.com and here is the link to the Bildmalarna stamps in case you want to check them out! I used my copics to color her and also did some paper piecing to match my background paper. I added some crystal gems with my I-Rock to bling her a bit (ya know a girls got to sparkle hee hee) After I got her all dolled up, I cut her out with the Spellbinder's Label 12 die and then mounted that onto the Spellbinders Lacey Squares. I used the Spellbinders classic hearts to cut the hearts and added some sentiments from the Spellbinder's Matching stamp sets Lacey circles and Beaded Ovals. For the Happy Valentine's Day I used Spellbinder's Ribbon Tag Trio 2 and the matching stamp set Tag Accents. The flowers with buttons and the ribbon were from my stash. Well, I guess that's it for me! I'd love to hear what you have seen so far from CHA that you have fell in love with and added to your wish list. I may have missed something that you have seen and I didn't! Also, would love to hear from anybody that has the sew easy tool and any projects you may have done with it! Would love to see those so leave me a link and I'll check them out! I should be getting to start my project pretty soon for my hubbies employer soooo excited about that and will keep you updated and some pictures of that maybe along the way! Have a wonderful week!!

Jan 29, 2011

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central - winter challenge

Hey everyone! I almost made a "oops" and forgot it was my turn to share my winter project for the StampingScrappingChallengeCentral challenge (is that a mouthful or what hee hee) Our challenge is to create anything with a winter theme. Sounds easy right? I thought so to at first then when it came to actually doing it I completely choked!! I say all this in good humor because it was actually pretty funny what all went wrong trying to make this card! It's got to be the thickest card in world history lol I couldn't count the layers if I tried! I just kept having to add things to cover up boo boo's after boo boo's. Well, I guess you can call this a dud...not happy with it at all other than I love the color blue hee hee but anyhoo let me share some of how I made it! I used the snowflake cuttlebug folder with some core'dinations paper and lightly sanded to bring the light blue color out. The scallop border is a Martha Stewart punch. The little bird and birdhouse is from Jolly Holidays. I got that for Christmas and never had a chance to use it so I at least wanted to do one cut before I had to put it away for Christmas next year lol  I used the Spellbinders Matching stamp set Dash It All for the border and the spellbinder nestibility label 9 to cut it out with. I actually hand wrote the words Winter Blues and heat embossed with Zing embossing powder. I told my hubby the reason I used that sentiment was it made me think the little birdie is saying how in the world will I ever fit my big booty in that little bity hole!! bahahahaha I also did some faux stitching! Well, I guess that's it for me tonight! It's after 1:00 and my eyeballs are starting to cross (this might be a little hint I should be in bed hee hee) So, I hope you have found some humor in this post and maybe a few good laughs! Thanks for looking! Goodnight!

*Edited to add* I didn't pay attention when I took this photo and it was late last night or I would have corrected it then but the right top side of my card looks like I didn't put enough adhesive so I have now pounded it down and it should be good to go!!

Jan 27, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello!! How was everyone's Thursday! Shamefully, I must admit it's been a totally lazy day for me! I seem to be having more and more of those lately! I want to thank everyone for all the sweet comments that you have been leaving! They truly do mean alot so thank you! I'm back with another card that I made this evening and wanted to share with you. I hope no one is getting tired of Valentine's Day cards! That's all I've been making for the last couple of weeks! I can't help it! I have been having a ball using Emma's stamps! For this card I used the Christmas Solutions cartridge for my doll. I have always wanted to cut her out and today I just broke down and did it!!  I used the Princess Face assortment from Peachy Keen for her face. The heart border punch is by Friskars. I totally forgot I had this so I had to really knock the dust off before I started punching!! Just kidding, but it has been at least a year or two since I've used it hee hee! The sentiment is of course Emma's awesome set You Had Me At Chocolate and I'm pretty sure the heart is from George & Basic shape but it was left over from another project so I'm not positive. I don't throw ANYTHING away hee hee. I've got tons of things I've cut and decided I didn't want to use. They just go in a little box that I keep tucked away for another day! I also added some pearls to make her a little necklace and added one to her bow. Well, thats all for me tonight! I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday. We are going to Chuckie Cheese's for our nephews birthday (where a kid can be a kid hee hee) woo hoo I'm so totally going to get me some tokens and play all the games!! I might even get my picture made with Chuckie Cheese himself!! Stay tuned there may (or may not) be pictures!!

P.S. I forgot to mention I've received some award from several people and I am so truly honored! I will be working on getting them posted soon!! Thanks ladies for thinking of me!!

I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
Cricut Cardz Challenge - valentine day card for a child

Jan 26, 2011

P.S. I love you...

Yay!! Today's the day!! My first "official" project using Emma, at MyCreativeTime stamp sets!! Woo hooo! Folks just let me tell you these are some awesome, awesome stamps!! The quality of these stamps are just AMAZING!! For those of you that are not aware these stamps are manufactured by Peachy Keen Stamps and anybody that owns Peachy Keen knows what kind of quality I'm talking about!! Now normally I never ever give myself a pat on the back but I have to say I love the way this card came out!! I wished I could take credit for the cute little heart couple but I need to give credit where credit is due! So to start off I'm going to go ahead and give you the link to the tutorial I used to make them! They were super fun to make! The only difference I used my cricut and George for the heart where on the video she used stampin up punches. I love Emma's set You Had Me at Chocolate and I guess you can tell I've used it alot here lately hee hee! It's such a great set and since Valentine's Day is just around the corner I can still see me using it alot more!! I also used a Spellbinders Matching stamp set Beaded Ovals which was designed to go with the beaded oval nestibility die. Be sure to stop by Emma's blog and see what my other design team members have made!! Thanks for looking and I hope you like my card!! Have a great day and I'll see ya soon!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - sentiment w/love theme
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Love Is In the Air
Creatalicious Challenge - ribbon with love theme
Scrap-Creations - black, white, red
Polly Craft Monday Challenge - Black,White, +one other color
Saturday Challenge -  It's a couple thing

Love At First Sight!

Hey everyone! Well, we lucked out and missed the snow they were calling for last night woo hooo! It did snow but it was like for a total of 5 minutes "maybe" lol. Today is Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Day and I've used another image from the set I used last week called A Little Lovin. I'm telling you I love this set!!! I love the set but not so sure I'm lovin my card! Everybody is entitled to duds aren't they? At least that's what I've been told hahaha Anyhoo, I think the little birds are soooo cute and I used a peachy keen stamp for their eyeballs and some stampin up chalk for their blush. I also gave them some sparkle with stickles. I used Emma's (MyCreativeTime)stamp set, You Had Me At Chocolate for my sentiment. It's hard to read in my photo (my fault totally) but it reads Love At First Sight, the other two hearts read hug me and kiss me and I used white embossing powder (you can read it better in real life). I also used white embossing powder for the heart stamp and that stamp is out of the What A Swirl Spellbinders Matching Stamp set, designed by Cindy at StampingScrapping.com. I used the classic heart nesitibility to cut it out with. Then added stickles around the edge. I'm not sure why my ribbon in this photo looks wrinkled when I look at it in person it's not that way but will double check it again! The ribbon is from my stash and I also used it to tie the little bow that I've added to the heart. Don't forget to head over to Lindsay's blog for her freebie and see what the other talented ladies have in store for you this week! Also, this is Cheryl's last week on the design team and I'm so sorry to see her go but Cheryl I wish you the best and just know you will be GREATLY missed! I have a new project that I will probably be working on soon. My husbands employer has asked me if I would make 80 place cards for a wedding rehearsal in May! So excited about that and thank goodness it gives me plenty of time!!  Life is good at the Garner home and blessed in soooo many ways! Thanks for looking and do come back I will have my first official project up tomorrow using MyCreativeStamps!! So excited!! Enjoy your day!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - sentiment w/love theme
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - love is in the air
Creatalicious Challenge - ribbon w/love theme
Gingerloft Challenge - things that fly
Lexis Creations - Valentines
My Time To Craft - emboss, emboss, emboss

Jan 24, 2011


Hey ya'll!! Happy Monday! Today is Robyn's (aka MyPink Stamper) birthday (Happy Birthday Robyn!!) and I wanted to play along with her birthday theme challenge. I also combined this with Emma's Thursday Throwback Challenge which is to use either Paper Dolls or Everyday Paperdolls plus embossing. I used Everyday Paperdolls for the heads and my peachy keen stamp set, Happy Lashes for their faces. I cut the party hat from Celebrations (haven't used that cartridge in SO long that I thought it needed some lovin hee hee) I added some light pink boa and used some DP from The Paper Studio (reminded me of Robyn's pink loft). The polka dotted paper is also from The Paper Studio and I got both from Hobby Lobby. I embossed some hot pink cardstock with my Grand Calibur using the Swiss Polka Dot folder. For my sentiment I used Emma's, MyCreativeTime I Believe In Leprechauns stamp set. The hounds tooth stamp around the sentiment is Spellbinder's Matching Stamp set Dash It All and I used the Spellbinders nestibility label 5 to cut it out. I also heat embossed both (thanks Nikki for the tip hee hee). I added some crystal gems with the I-rock (would have loved to tied little bows but I can't tie a huge bow much less a little bitty one hahaha) I hope everyone has a great week and thanks for looking!!

Jan 22, 2011

Color Me Happy!

Hello everyone! How's your weekend going? I'm here all alone and lovin it!! My hubby went out of town to race and Kyle has gone with some of his buddies to a indoor MotorCross. After I got my errands run and the must haves around here finished I finally did get time to make this card!! Now that I finally got some Peachy Keen stamps and Emma's, MyCreative time awesome stamps I'm constantly going thru my cartridges seeing what I can peachify hee hee! I found this cute crayon box on Simply Charmed and remembered that there was a sentiment on Emmas stamp set Color Me Happy that this would be perfect for! I spent most of my time trying to find some pattern paper that would match but finally just gave up and went with white. Which I think I'm getting to like more and more the clean and simple look! We had some more snow yesterday! It wasn't much and didn't last long but did delay schools for a couple of hours. The weathermen are predicting more snow possibly starting tomorrow night and from what I could get from it if the wind blows one way it will be a light dusting and if it happens to blow the opposite way we will get dumped on hee hee. I guess it will be one of those just wait and see things! I know I've heard so many people say this but I've just got to chime in and say it to...I am soooo ready for warm weather lol!  Oh, and some more exciting news! I sold two of my cards on Etsy last night!!! I've got to get busy and try to get my little Etsy store stocked up! I'm such a slow card maker! It's a good thing we don't have to depend on me for our income cuz we would be in TROUBLE lol!! Well, that's it for me tonight! I think now I'll curl up on the couch and find me a good movie to watch on Netflix!! Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm!!

Jan 19, 2011

LSS Day - You Had Me at Chocolate!

Oh my! Right about now I could probably eat a whole container of chocolate ice cream if it was in front of me hahaha Good thing it's not I'm still trying to recover from the Holidays!! Today is Lindsay's Stamp Stuff day and look what a treat I have for you!! Yummmmm don't you just love this ice cream cone! It's out of Lindsay's new set A Little Lovin. I just love this set!! I used the svg file but if you haven't got a cricut or scal she's included these in clip art also!! I used a friskars plate and the Grand Calibur for the embossing. The sentiment is by Emma at MyCreativeTime called You Had Me at Chocolate and the stamp around the sentiment is a Spellbinder's Matching Stamp from the label accent set. I used Spellbinders label #8 to cut it out with. I hope no one is getting tired of lovey dovey cards it seems like that's all I have on the brain!! I'm thinking I may add all these to my etsy store since it's sitting there with one lonely, lonely card hee hee Now head over to Lindsay's for your freebie and see what the other ladies have been up to this week!! Thanks for looking and stopping by I appreciate you all sooo much! Your comments always makes me smile! I've also noticed I've gotten some new followers and would like to welcome you to!! I can't believe I'm 13 away from 500 followers!!! I'm so excited!!! Just as soon as the checkbook recovers from Christmas I'm planning on doing some blog candy!! Well I'm off to go look for me some chocolate now!! C-ya!

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
CES Challenges - No Design paper
Challenge Up Your Life - clean and simple
MyGrafico - Anything Goes
Stampin B's Design Team - use a die cut

Jan 16, 2011

Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - Cupcake Challenge

Hello everyone! I hope your weekend has been a good one! I took a little road trip to Michael's this weekend in hopes of finding some $9.99 cartridges but I'm sad to report NO SUCH LUCK!! They had signs posted on every corner basically saying due to such a increase in cricut sales they were all sold out!! Boo hoo!! Such a disappointing trip!! I also tried my best with the price matching that I read so many people were able to do, but I guess my charm didn't work that didn't happen either hee hee Oh well, better luck next time lol We have a new challenge going on at Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog! It's a cupcake challenge! Here is what I came up with using the cricut cartridge Simply Charmed. I also used my Peachy Keen Stamps, Happy Lashes and Cheery-O's face assortment stamps. I think they turned out so cute with the little faces on them hee hee. I also used the SpellbindersMatchingDie clear stamp set, tag accents. To cut the sentiment out I used Spellbinders ribbon tag trio 2 which the stamps fit perfectly inside! Found out today that HSN is now carrying a few of Cindy's stamps!! Woo hooo so exciting!! Thanks for looking and we would love for you to play along!! Have a great week!!  Hmm....have you noticed I like using the exclamation alot?!? I can't help it! I'm a happy person hee hee!! Going to turn in for the night now so goodnight blogland sleep tight!

I'm also entering this card into the below challenge:
Fantabulous Cricut - incorporate something sweet into your project

Jan 14, 2011

Jan 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day - Clean and simple!!

Hello everyone and happy Thursday!! Woo hoooo one more day and it's the weekend! Hopefully, by tomorrow this white stuff will be gone lol! It's pretty and I've enjoyed it but now it can go back to where it came from lol! Old man winter and Mother Nature need to put this love affair on hold and get things back to normal ha ha ha! Anyway, here's a card I wanted to share with you today! I see so many people that have mastered the clean and simple style. I really wished I could acheive it! Their cards always turn out looking like a million bucks where mine to me seems like I just cut and pasted like when I was in Kindergarden ha ha ha! I just need to dig deep and fine that elegance I'm looking for and hopefully one day I to will have it mastered!! For this card I used the bare tree off of the cricut lite Bloom cartridge. I then just took a heart off of the George cartridge and cut in various sizes and glued them on. I used the cuttlebug distress folder for the embossing. The sentiment is made using StampingScrappingDesign stamps, tag accents and label accents. I then cut out with the Spellbinders die, ribbon tag trio 2. The card is much more softer looking than this in real life. Well, that's all for me for now!! Thanks for looking!!

Jan 12, 2011

Woo Hooooo! I'm on Emma's Design Team!!

*If you are here for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff please scroll down to the next post or click here*

I have been busting at the seams to get to announce this!! I was just waiting for Emma at MyCreativeTime to put it up on her blog!! I'm sure that everyone is familiar with Emma but for those that are not let me just say I have been a big fan of her work!! I'm so very honored that she wants me to be on her team!! This lady is seriously da bomb! Emma has two DVDS that are out for those of us that have Gyspy's, Gyspy Magic featuring Peachy Keen Stamps and Gyspy Magic and More. She is a design team member for Peachy Keen Stamps and seriously makes you want every stamp that Peachy Keen sells lol!! She so graciously makes videos with step by step instructions on how she creates each card she makes! I'm sooo excited that now she has came out with her own stamp line!! They are manufactured by Peachy Keen so those of you that have purchased Peachy Keen stamps before know that these are high quality stamps!! She has even been nice enough to package them in their own storage cd's!!! So how cool is that?!? Again, I am soooo honored to be on this team of talented ladies and let me not forgot our youngest team member Tanner. He is only 12 years old people but don't let the age fool you!! He makes some awesome cards and does his own videos to!! He's been featured on several peoples blog and I'm sure his name will be spreading like wild fire when you see how talented he is!!  Thanks again Emma! I am soooo excited!!

LSS Day - What's Up Dawg?

Hey everyone! Today is Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Day! I fell in love with Lindsay's Retro Movie Clip set and have been racking my brain to figure out someway I could use this Hot Dog svg file!! So, since I have had Valentine's Day on my mind I thought I'd turn him into a Valentine's Day card! I was trying to come up with a sentiment to use and made the mistake of asking my hubby, son, and some of his buddies and believe me they came up with some that were hiliarious but there was no way I could use them!!  So, I went with a more corny and clean sentiment!! I left the two hearts plain and they probably could use some kind of jazzing up but I was to scared I would ruin the whole card right there at the end so again, I played it safe lol! If you have movie night at your house or pictures of being at the movies this set is awesome and would look great on a layout! It really has some cute images! I can't wait to cut the popcorn guy (even have a "corny" saying for him to hee hee) Now head over to Lindsay's blog for your freebie and see what the other gals have been up to! Thanks for looking DAWG!!! hahahahaha (I crack myself up lol)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

CCEE Stampers - Check It Out
Crafty CardMakers - red and a die cut
Lexi's Creations - Say It with Love
Lothian Crafts Online - anything goes
The Paper Players - Valentine's Day

P.S. I'm posting this a day early due to weather and just in case we lose power. So, Lindsay and the other girls won't have their projects up now but be sure to check them out tomorrow!!!!

Jan 11, 2011


Hey! Nothing much going on around here today. It's been one of those lazy days. The roads are still bad and all the snow has turned to ice. There's plenty of things I could have been busy with in the house BUT making a card seemed like so much more fun! I apologize for the picture. The coloring is off. I have a light bulb off in my craft room (they are always blowing I guess because I'm in here so much hee hee) and we are out and will have to get some when the roads get better. For Christmas I got several new cartridges that I've been wanting to play around with and just haven't had a chance. I love this bird from the cricut lite cartridge, Four Legged Friends. It was one of the main reasons I wanted the cartridge. I just think it's the cutest birdie! I don't know if you remember but I won $100 gift certificate from Peachy Keen and I've been dying to use my new stamps also! This cute little face is from the Happy Lashes set. I had the pleasure of getting to actually speak with Kathy (owner of Peachy Keen) and wow she is such a sweet heart!! I used several different cartridges. The branch is from Zooballo. The conversation heart is from Hoot n Holler and the word tweetheart is from Straight From the Nest. I also created this card with Emma's, from MyCreativeTime, Throwback Thursday Challenge. I hope I read the challenge right and now I'm not so sure. I got the part it needed a heart and to use any older cartridge. I did that, but now rereading I think the heart should have come from a older cartridge.  Hoot n Holler has been out a while hasn't it?? hee hee. I'm going to enter it and hope I'm ok!! Well, I guess that's all for me tonight! I'll be back tomorrow to post my card for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. It's a Valentine's Day card also! Hope I don't get ya'll sick of Valentine's before it gets here lol!

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Love is in the Air
CES Challenges - All Creatures Great and Small
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - Anything goes with a animal as focal point

Jan 10, 2011

SSCC Flower Power Challenge - What's Up?

Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It's snowing here and brrrr so cold!! The weathermen are saying this will be the most snow we have had in 40 years!! My husband and I went Sunday to get groceries and the grocery stores were just about completely wiped out! What should have been a hour tops turned into a all evening event! I think after going to three different stores we are now set and should be fine till the end of the week lol. Keep your fingers crossed we are not trapped for that long but just in case I know we have food and yes we got our milk, bread, and eggs!! Now if the power goes out we are in serious trouble! Today is my turn to post my card over at Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central. Our challenge this time is flower power. I was so excited to get to color up my first Gilli stamp!! If you haven't heard of Gilli she is a new line of stamps that one of our sweet design team members Anary has designed. You can see Gilli at StampingScrapping.com. I'm using Boho Gilli and isn't she cute! I used my copics to color her. I've blinged her up a bit my adding some diamond stickles to her shirt (sorry you can't see this in the picture) I also used my I-Rock to add some crystal gems for her earrings. She's ready to hit the town now hee hee! For my flowers I used the Cricut and George Basic Shape cartridge. Next I sprayed with adhesive and added Martha Stewart glitter. I also used my cricut and Forever Young cartridge to cut the fingernail polish bottle. Again, I know you can't tell in the photo but I've added a coat of Glossy accents to make it look a little more realistic. The What's Up? sentiment is a Studio G stamp that I hand cut out and pop dotted to the card. Speaking of cutting out I failed to mention using my Labels 17 Nestibility dies to cut Gilli and the background behind Gilli. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border and the papers are by My Mind's Eye. There's still time to enter our challenge and one lucky winner will receive a gift certificate to StampingScrapping.com! Thanks for looking and I hope everyone has a great day!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - your sentiment can only have two words
By The Cute & Girly - Bling it on!
Card Makin Mama's - Girls Just want to have fun

P.S. I totally forgot to mention today is our anniversary!! 19 years and still going strong! Woo Hoooo!!

Jan 6, 2011

Guess Hoo loves you?

Hello everybody!! I was wanting to have this up last night but blogger was giving me fits!! Today is Thursday and that means it's Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Day woooo hoooo! I'm super excited to share my card today using a new set that Lindsay has just released called A Little Lovin'! It is absolutely adorable! I'm such a sucker for owls hee hee! This set offers 7 fun clip art designs and also she has included the svg file that can be used with your cricut and SCAL, which is what I used on my card! My card base measures 5.25 x 5.25. The next layer is a piece of white card stock that I have embossed with the heart cuttlebug folder. I used the Grand Calibur to emboss. I have tucked my cuttlebug away and only using this machine with my folders. I also used  Grand Dies Label 1  to cut the next two layers (this die has really had a work out lately hee hee) I found this Valentine paper stack last year at Tuesday mornings and have no clue who it's by the cover is missing from my stack! I used it for the polka dot background and the body of the owl. For my owl face, I used a prisma black marker and a white jelly roll pen for the eyes and eyelashes. I added some blush by using some red stampin up chalk. I embossed the wings with a cuttlebug folder that I got before Christmas but like I said in early posts I am horrible at remembering the names of the folders!! Provo Craft really needs to write the names on the folder to help me out!! I also used stickles on the hearts and made them sparkle. The word bubble is cut from the Create a Critter cartridge and the sentiment is computer generated. I added lots of faux stitching! I just noticed I didn't add any to my word bubble, sniff sniff. Oh well, I can always do it later or I may just leave it as is!! Now don't forget to head over to Lindsay's Blog today she will have a freebie for you and not only that her work is always amazing!! Also, don't forget to check out my other team mates blogs to see what they have created for you this week! There is a link on my side bar to their blogs and Lindsay always has a link to our blogs there to! Before I go I also want to share a sale going on at MyGrafico.com.  Lindsay has several sets that are retiring that you can grab for just $1 so you really don't want to miss this sale!! Thanks for stopping by!! Also, I'm still got some more blogs I will be visiting today that came from Feline Playful! To my new followers if I haven't gotten to your blog yet don't give up on me I'm a coming hee hee!! Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Jan 5, 2011

Love is in the Air!!

Christmas is over and now time to start cranking out some Valentines cards lol! Here is my first Valentines card that I've done! For the card base I used my Grand Calibur and one of the Grand dies Label #1. I also used the die to do my background layering. I embossed the white cardstock with my cuttlebug and the script embossing folder (not sure if that is the correct name for the folder I'm horrible at remembering their names lol!!) For Christmas I got the Cricut lite cartridge Celebrate with Flourish and just had to try it out so that's where the birds came from! I just love this cartridge!! It has something for all the holidays! It was one of those impulse wants and so glad I added it to my list for Santa!! I used my new I-Rock tool and crystal gems for the eyes. I used the Grand Calibur and the Lacy Circle die for the main focal to put my sentiments on. The ticket and sentiment is a studio G stamp and the stamp around is out of Cindy's Spellbinder's Matching stamp sets called Lacey Circles.  Cindy has alot of these products I used on my card on sale right now (she also has some really good prices on other items to!) If you've got any leftover Christmas money burning a whole in your pocket head over to StampingScrapping.com I'm sure you can put the flame out pretty quick!! She has excellent customer service and super, super fast shipping. I highly recommend her and if you do place a order let her know I sent you!! I'll be back later on with my Lindsay's Stamp Stuff project and you don't want to miss that she has came out with the cutest Valentine svgs and if you don't have SCAL no problem she also has it in clipart!! Also, I want to take a minute to say WELCOME to all my new followers!! I'm beyond thrilled to have you and hopefully keep you hee hee! I know lots of you have came from Feline Playful give a comment and get a comment that she started on her blog. Once I see your comment I'm trying to get straight over and leave you one also and to follow your blog. If I happen to miss someone please, please let me know!! I've got several this morning I need to do (comments that came in over night while I was asleep) I do appreicate you and so glad that you want to follow me (even tho sometimes I'm not even sure where I'm going ha ha ha) I've got exciting things that will be happening soon and hope that you will stick around to enjoy 2011 with me!! Also, to my followers that's been around awhile THANK YOU for making 2010 a great year for me and seeing me thru all my ups and downs! I plan on making 2011 a awesome year and can't wait to share it with you!!

Ok, it's been ages since I've entered any challenges so here I go! I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

The Artistic Stamper - things with wings
By The Cute and Girly - bling it on
Cupcake Inspirations - Cheeries and Chives (photo inspiration)
Drunken Stampers - use something new - grand calibur, dies, stamps, & cricut cartridge

Thanks for stopping by!!

Jan 4, 2011

Hello everyone! I guess you thought I'd never be back I've been gone so long! I've had a very nice "long" break with my family and I really enjoyed the holidays! We had a wonderful white Christmas! It actually snowed Christmas day! It was so pretty and I've got several pretty snow pictures that one day I can scrap lol! My husband wants me to post the pictures on here but I told him I'm sure that most of ya'll have had snow before and probably lots more than we could ever imagine here in the South!! It was also strange to have snow on Christmas and then turn around on New Year's and have tornado weather! I really was blessed with a great Christmas and was able to get all kinds of new things to play with!! I got several new cartridges that I've been drooling over all year and also some new spellbinders dies that I have also had on my wish list. I was also able to get Cindy's (owner of Stamping Scrapping.com) stamps that she designed for the nestibilities and lots more goodes that I can't wait to play with! Today I want to share with you a thank you card I made with just some of my new toys hee hee!!  The sweet little magnolia stamp is Cherry Tilda and I colored her using my copics. Next, I used two of my new nestibility dies Lacy Squares and Labels 3. I used my new Grand Calibur to cut these out! I love this machine!! I love the fact of being able to cut out several dies at once and how great it cuts and embosses!! Woo Hoo Spellbinders you did big with this machine!!   I also used Cindy's stamp set Beaded Circles. I love her stamps also and how they fit perfectly with the spellbinders dies. For the sentiment I used Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio 2 and Cindy's Tag Accents stamps the Thank you so much was from the Beaded Circle stamp set. I've had these prima flowers for awhile! I guess you can say I've been hoarding them hee hee but I broke down since this one matched my card so well and used it lol!! I also used the Martha Stewart branch punch and added a few around the flower. The ribbon is from my stash and the paper is some left over from another project. I really hope you enjoyed my card I had a blast making it! It's always fun to have new things to play with it hee hee. This year is going to be a exciting year with new things to come and new adventures!! So I hope that you will hang on tight and ride this ride with me!! It's going to be busy, busy but I can't wait!! Big hugs to you all and thanks for hanging with me during my break!! Ya'll are the BEST!!!


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