Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happy Birthday, Bunny!

May 28Th is my youngest daughter's 26Th birthday! She is so far away and it's hard not to be with her to help her celebrate her special day. So a very special card was in order. I don't ordinarily like busy cards, but this one had Kim's name all over it. It's bright, it's fun, it's happy and colorful and that is everything she is. It comes from Mary Fish's blog: http://stampinpretty.com.
Hope you have a wonderful birthday, Bunny. We love and miss you very much.

Short and Sweet

Sometimes, just a little note is all you need. I love making 3" x 3" note cards. Here are a couple that really caught my eye.
This little bird was originally done in blue, but hey, I come from Cardinal Nation, so of course I am going to make him red! He is made using the 1 3/4" circle punch and the Scallop punch, then popped up and sitting on the branches made from the bird punch. He is a very well-fed budgie! (I saw him on the demonstrator's sharing website and have misplaced the artist's name. When I find it I will certainly give her credit.)
This little cutie was designed by Jacqueline Nimrichter (blog: scrapsoflife). The little flower is simply made by punching several circles and crumbling them together, then held in the center by a designer brad.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

While The Cat's Away, The Mice Will Stamp!

While Steve was away camping and 'fishing' with his buddies, I was stamping my little heart out with my buddies! I CASED these cards of some very talented, awesome demonstrators from the Stampin' Connection, a website for demonstrators.

Love those camping weekends!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award!

Getting awards is always fun, but when they are given to you by someone you respect and admire, that is even better. My sweet friend, Robin Owen, in California (another misplaced Texan!), is responsible for this. Her blog (http://inkbug.blogspot.com) is so fun to check out. She has the cutest personality and her stamping talent is awesome. Thank you for this honor, Robin!
By receiving this award, I have to tell you 10 things you may not know about me....Hmmm, here goes:
1. I am a reality TV fan -- there -- I said it! But I don't get to see it much. I am not the designated remote holder. So I see a lot of cable news TV.
2. When I was little, I wanted a horse. Dad always told me he would get me one as soon as we moved to a place big enough to keep it. I am guilty of using that psychology myself. Pretty much brilliant on my dad's part.
3. I would love a house on the beach. Yeah, I know, dream on, here in land-locked mid-west.
4. For my birthday, every year, my mom used to make her peach cobbler instead of cake. It is to die for! No one can make it like she does. Put some Blue Bell vanilla ice cream on top. Yum! You will never miss the cake.
5. I will NOT eat sushi. Uh-uh, no way.
6. I had a panic attack while watching the Exorcist when it first came out in the movie theater. (About a million years ago) To this day, I cannot watch scary movies with devil themes.
7. I must have a book waiting for me as I read another.
8. I pushed my daughter, Kim, to work at Fritz's Frozen Custard, when she was in high school, so we could get the mistakes and leftover frozen custard. I'm not exactly proud of that, but it only lasted a couple of months anyway. Kim just wasn't into the whole smelling like milk thing.
9. I don't like showers, I like to soak in the hot tub - forever. Also, I hate pajamas, love short gowns. TMI?
10. I want to go to Hawaii with Steve. (Maybe buy a house on the beach?)

I will pass this award on to Deb at http://artfeltimpressions.blogspot.com. Her cards are so clean and fresh. I love her style.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thirty-Seven Years of Wedded Bliss!

Okay, maybe not 'Bliss', but definitely 'wedded!'
Seriously, Steve and I have been married 37 years today! He still fills my heart when I hear him walk through the door. We finish each other's sentences, and better yet, conversation is no longer necessary. We know what the other is thinking. He asked me this morning if I wanted to go for another 37. My answer? In a heartbeat!
Oh yeah, the card...I used the new Awash With Flowers, and the Three Little Words stamp set. It's very 'girly' with Pretty In Pink card stock, ribbon and Dazzling Diamonds, but he doesn't care. After all this time, the card needn't say much more than it does.
Here's to 37 more.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

This little paper box (yes, it's a box!) is filled with chocolate Kisses for mom! Just the right amount of calories. Happy Mother's Day to you all!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Upsy Daisy Notebook

I love my little Notebook computer. Because it is small and compact, I can take it with me wherever I go. At first, Steve pooh-poohed the whole idea of such a small computer, trying to persuade me to get a larger one. Nope, I knew what I wanted! Once I had it, and he could see how convenient it was, he started making comments about how he might want to take it out of town when he goes on business. Uh-Oh! I knew how to fix that! I pulled out my PINK Upsy Daisy Decor Elements and applied them to the front. Now it is ALL mine! Plus, I think it looks really neat! So easy to use and so many possibilities. I have the Decor Elements word happiness, in white, on my wall in my stamping room. And that's just how I feel when I walk there.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Get Ready To Play In The Water!

Is this not adorable? I have used the Treat Cups before. They are so fun to use and add such interest to a card. But look at this! That is actually WATER in there, with a sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds!!!! I originally saw this made by Leslie Sollars on the March 14th post of Julie Davison's blog, http://wwwjuliedavison.blogspot.com. I dropped everything, grabbed my Treat Cups and ran for the sink! After punching a hole (1 3/4" punch) on the front of the card and inserting the cup, I poured water into it, careful not to drip on the adhesive, then sealed the opening with a piece of window sheet. I stamped the little fish on card stock and placed him on top of that. It looks like he is swimming in there!
See the Dazzling Diamonds? I wish I had filled it just a tad bit more, but this little card is just so cute, who cares? You wouldn't mail this, of course. It should only be handed to the recipient. Possibly in one of our pretty, padded envelopes! These fish always make me hungry for the cheesy Goldfish crackers. And I don't even like those! But I love these! Glub, glub!