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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cupcake challenge #31

This is my entry for cupcake challenge # 31 over at Taylored expressions. So fun!!! It is a cloudy day here in Arizona (very rare) So makes me feel like Halloween....So I made this a Halloween cupcake! Kinda cute huh? PLUS...I wanted to try out my new cuttlebug embossing folder! The have some great new ones for fall, Halloween & Christmas!! This is the pumpkin one. All of the DP is from last years Martha Stewart line.

Cupcake & phrase are Hero Arts. Twill tape is SU. Rhinestones are from Michaels dollar bin.

This is the sketch...

Hope you are all enjoying your last weekend of summer!!

Have a safe but fun holiday weekend!!


Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Etha

I made this Birthday Card for my fellow DT member Etha! I chose this stamp because as far as I know...(have not actually met her in person) She is the total nature loving person " Enjoying her little piece of heaven in the mountains of Colorado. The stamp is actually from an old SU set. Colored with prismacolor markers...still trying to figure those things out! I added a little stickles to the birds wings.
I am pretty sure these are like no birds she has ever seen before!!! LOL!!! Other stash I used: Brown ribbon from Michael's, Swiss dots cuttle bug folder, The new scallop punch from SU...just can not put that thing down ;) And all of the DP is actually from my ever growing scrap pile! ...good girl...***patting myself on the back*** Tee Hee Hee!! That is it for now!!! It's back to the old crafty table to see what else I can whip up!!! Thanks for the visit!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

different kind of a card

This is a different kind of a card! Not one that most people will ever make! I work in a dental office...could you tell?? From time to time we have to send our patients to other offices for...Root canals or to have wisdom teeth out etc. So we send thank you's to them for taking care of our patients. The layout for this is from
2 sketches for you & this is the sketch:

The Stash I played with today:

Dental Bella, prismacolor markers, all paper & flowers are from Stampin up. Words are from G rated stamps. I love the tiny little tooth brad I found at our local scrapbook store! too cute! Well I guess that's it for today! so glad I got to do another sketch! So many fun one's so little time!!! :)



Tuesday, August 26, 2008

welcome SBS 22

Hello fellow sisters! I am so excited to be introduced to all of you!! After all...you can never have to many sisters. A little about me.....I live in Arizona, transplanted here for Minnesota 11 years ago with my husband of 27 years and our 3 children. I work full time at a dental office, (4, 10 hour days) Hence the name "my crafty days off"we are new empty Nester's... My son Travis just moved out & in with his sisters...he is in his second year of college. My daughter Amanda is a dental assistant and my other daughter Angela is a Vet. tech.
I have 2 new babies to keep me company..... my 2 little dogs...Che Che & Cha Cha.
I have only been doing stamping & crafting for about 4 years... I am totally addicted & just loving it! I am fairly new to blogging...think I started that Last Oct. But seriously....having the time of my life! Looking forward to seeing all of your creations...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Brenda!

Wow this month is full of Birthdays!! Used my ever faithful Cosmo Bella again!! You all are probably sick of her...for some reason I am not :) Love the hot pink with this card! I even did the inside this time! She actually has plans for an all girls weekend to help her celebrate so I thought this was perfect!!

Stash I played with today:

Stamps Bella & TT.

Card stock, SU & Michaels

Prisma color markers

Rhinestone from Hero Arts

SU'S paper piecing template..I just used a marker instead of the poker.

Ribbon also from Michaels

The inside:
For the inside I just lined the the card with hot pink paper, punched randomly, with with different size holes so the black shows through. I Thought it made it look a little more party like.
Now just have to think of some kind of treat to make her!!

I am off search through my cake Doctor book to find something yummy to make her!!! Ta Ta or now!!! thanks to visiting!!!!


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Bella is ready to party again!!!

This card is for one of the young girls at work that is turning 21 (legal drinking age in Arizona)so made her this card. My BBGF Marge makes a lot of cards with the cut out like this..so fun!! this is the first time I am trying it. worked perfect to fit in the #21. Don't you just love it when you really get your moneys worth out of a stamp??? Well this one is it!!!!! Those of you that have visited my blogg in the past will know how often I have used this cosmo Bella!
Things I played with from my stash:
Cosmo Bella stamp. All paper & ink is from Stampin up. Colored bella with prismacolor pencils & markers. The Happy birthday stamp is from Clear arstic stamps. I am just in love with Stampin up's new scallop border punch! (top of the card) Ribbon is from Michaels craft store.
Thanks for visiting today!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

cupcake Birthday

Hip Hip Hooray!!! It is Saturday!!!!! I have lots of Birthday cards to make today.....One down 4 to go! This one was inspired by a sketch by Taylor Vanbruggen . I love this sketch! very clean & simple!
what stash I played with today:
CS by stampin up...new colors Pink pirouette & Pacific Point....DP by DCWV...Red gemstones by Hero Arts
Stamp from SU...Pink ribbon from Michael's....finished card...5x5.
This is the sketch is you would like to play along!

Hope you are all enjoying what is left of summer!!

Until later....


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

summer into fall

A little bit of summer..... a little bit of fall. I love the summer & fall of this card cause summer is almost over & fall is just around the corner!!
Stuff I played with:
paper by Stampin' up, Cuttle bug Swiss dots, oval punches by stampin' up, stamps by Paper Trey, Ribbon is from Michael's, ink also from Stampin Up. Hope you all are enjoying your week!
Blogg at ya later!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

basket of spiders

I was at my good friend Ilean's house yesterday & she had this fabulous Halloween paper! The spiderwebs are actually flocked..so it has that wonderful fuzzy feel to it. Sorry I do not know who makes It :( She was kind enough to give me a couple of sheets to play with!! THANKS ILENE!!! So of course had to think of something fun to do with it & this cute little basket is what I came up with!!!
The basket shape is actually made using a brass template circle from stampin up that I traced & cut out...so easy & perfect size for a few little treats!! No stamping done with this one! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Let's Chat!

This is my last Sneak peek at the new "Autumn Treats" set that will be released this evening by Clear Artistic stamps. This my favorite stamp in the set! I just love this little mouse!! Isn't she just so cute!!!

Tonight Clear Artistic Stamps is releasing a great new set for fall called "Autumn Treats", and "I'm just saying" One hour before release there will be a chat where everyone can be involved. We will have lots to talk about besides the stamp release, so don't miss it! The chat will take place at 8pm eastern, 7pm central, 6pm mountain and 5pm pacific. Here is the link to the chat:
If a little window comes up about a certificate, just click "trust" and you will be in the chat room. Then type in "/nick yourname" for your name to show up instead of the word "visitor".

See ya there! There could be prizes!!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

sneak peek #3

Well here we are...Monday again already! Hope you all had a great weekend. I saw the new Batman movie...not usually my kind of movie...but I really did like it.
This card is made with another stamp from the soon-to -be released set "Autumn Treats" From Clear Artistic Stamps.You can check out the store here...or the company blogg for more samples here OR the yahoo group here
I love the warm fall colors of this card!
The CS & buttons are from SU as well as the punches & used for the scallop & plain circles. The scallop square is made with a marvey punch. The ribbon is from Michael's & the DP is from DCWV.
Well that's it for now...I PLAN to participate in several interesting challenges this week!! lots of fun ones...you can check them out under "challenge/sketch Bloggs" to the right of my blogg. Have a great week everyone! All the schools are back in secession here in Arizona! I think most of the rest of the world waits until Sepetember. Thanks for visiting!!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

sneak peek #2

Just a quick post this morning as I am off to work...this is Sneak peek#2 of the soon to be released set "Autumn Treats" from Clear Artistic Stamps.
It is using the same little pumpkin stamp as in the previous post. The cute little treat bags are from Michael's, as well as the ribbon & the Eyes.
What Trick treater wouldn't like this in their treat bag!
As I said...I am off to work...Thanks for visiting!!
TGIF!!!!! :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sneaking another peek!!!!

It is sneak peek time again!! & this cute little guy looks as though he is taking a peak at something! It is part of the set that is being released next week over at Clear artistic stamps.
The card stock is from SU and the DP is from Making Memories. The cute checked ribbon is from Michael's. I also used a little stickles, some stick on eye balls & the paper piercer from SU.
There will be more peeks to come....you may also find some more at:
The cottage studio
and then of course stop back here tomorrow & I will have some other treats for you to see!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Prima Power

Happy Monday to you all...hope you had a great weekend! I sure did :) I have had..or should I say "I took" the opportunity to just be crafty all weekend!! I made this card for my next door neighbor Lisa as a thank you for taking such good care of my little doggies while I was gone on vacation!
The CS is another beautiful new color from SU as well as the DP...so pretty & rich looking in person. Don't you just love those primas?? I thought they were just so cute! I actually picked them up at Michael's! The rhinestones are from Doodlebug. A perfect match I would say!
This was such a quick & easy card...just stamp the stem (PTI) & add flowers.
It is a beautiful cloudy day here in sunny Arizona & only in the 90's right now!!
Have a good one!!! see ya later in the week!!!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom

This is a Birthday card for my mom! She has a BD coming up in a few days.
Stampin up has some beautiful new colors & DP's that will be in the new catalog coming out in a couple of weeks!! love this new shade of pink & the matching dot paper!! SO pretty...also love this new giga flower punch from marvey. The stem of the flower is from a new set that my BBGF Marge ordered for me from Technique Tuesday, It is from the Whirly Gigs set. It makes a perfect flower stem!
I am having fun crafting again!! I have a few more projects I need to get done....so off I go!!!!
Thanks for the visit today!! stop back soon!!!!!

I'm Back!

Well...vacation is over! The Anniversary party was a big success! The picture on the left is of myself on the far left, my youngest sister Kim in the center & my younger sister Terry on the right. It was so wonderful to see them again, we had a blast together! The Picture on the right are my parents, Jr. & Charlotte. They are celebrating 50 years together!! Is that not amazing!!
It was fun to see so many old friends and family. Some of them I had not seen for many many years! 3 of them I had not yet met!....My 3 new grandnieces!!! I took lots & lots of pictures!!
Now unfortunately, it is back to work & normal everyday life! I AM excited to get back to some crafting! I Have already been blog hopping & getting inspired :) so off I go to my crafty room...be back with some new creations real soon!


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