Thursday, February 26, 2009

Prescott Here We Come!!

Saturday is a very special day. . .Not only is it the first field trip for the Sassy Stampers, it is also one of the member's birthdays! We are having a birthday celebration with Kathy at the Victorian Garden Tea Room in Prescott. Then we are off to a private class at the local stamp store in Prescott called Sandy's Corner. We have been looking forward to it all week. I sure hope this rowdy group can keep it together for high tea at the Victorian Garden. I wouldn't want to embarrass Kathy. All I know is that I am taking Kathy's advice and going for the finger sandwiches that take 4 bites, not 2.

On a more serious note. . .Kathy is a dear friend of mine and I can't wait to celebrate the day with her and the other members of the Sassy Stampers.

To get myself in the birthday mood, I am posting a masculine birthday card today. I will post Kathy's foo-foo birthday card on Sunday after I give it to her. She has to have some surprises for her big day, right??

Have a great Friday!!


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 74

In between shopping with my dh and taking care of the many pups that I am puppy-sitting for this weekend, I decided I was going to participate in the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. The sketch was creative and fun. I couldn't resist.

Here is the sketch for this week:

Here is my card:

Paper: Glitter paper-Crafts N' Crafting, Animal print-Paper Studio, CS-Bazzil.
Stamps: Main image-Hero Arts, Sentiment-My Favorite Things
Ink & Markers: Ink-Mementos-Tuxedo Black, Markers: Copic Spica-Pink, Copic Ciao-Black
Embellishments: Embossing folder-Cuttlebug-Houndstooth, Stickles-Black Diamond, Ribbon-unknown, Gems-Queen & Company

Enjoy your weekend!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad

My parents are celebrating their 43rd anniversary tomorrow. I can't imagine what it must be like to be with someone for 43 years. I look forward to the day that Tyler & I can celebrate the same. My parents are going to a local casino for the weekend which means I will have all the pups from Friday until Tuesday. That should be interesting. I am not sure how much time I will be able to spend in my scraproom with all the commotion but I am looking forward to spending some quality time with Charlie's brother Jake and Bernie's sister Sadie. Yep, we have sibling pups. It's great!!!

Anyway, I made this card for my parents tonight. Let me know what you think!

I used K & Company's Faded China dp designed by Amy Butler. Ink and ribbon is by Anna Griffin. Stamps are from Fiskars and Inkadinkado.

Hope you have a great Thursday!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day Hubby!

Valentine's Day was postponed at my house until Sunday the 15th but my honey definitely made it up to me.

I made some really cute cards for my hubby over the past couple weeks but ended up showing him my work along the way. Today he mentioned something very interesting to me. He reminded me that I never actually signed a card and gave it to him. Oops!!

So I decided I would make him a card he hadn't already seen. He loved it and he thought the sentiment was hysterical. He couldn't believe it was actually a stamp out there that said "Won't you be my little love monkey?".

I must give credit to the following companies for the awesome products I used to create this super adorable card:

Amuse: Black patterned paper with white polka dots

My Favorite Things: White patterned paper with black polka dots

Stamps: Stampendous Changitos (various sets)

Bazzil: Black and white cardstock

Thanks for reading.

Happy Belated Valentine's Day!


Friday, February 13, 2009

You Take the Cake

Hi Everyone-

Just wanted to share a birthday card that I made using lots and lots of panels. I just love that layered look. I stamped the birthday cake in about 5 different colors until I decided that magenta embossing powder was the way to go. Just what every girly birthday card needs.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Always and forever trying live up to my reputation as being "the cool Aunt", I just had to come up with the perfect card for my niece Mackenzie for Valentine's day. So, I decided to send her a Smooch!!

Check out this card. . .I designed it to basically look like the front of any 13 year old girl's school notebook with a little added glitz. I think she'll love it.

Stamps: My Favorite Things-solid hearts, Stampendous-large heart and "Smooch" sentiment, and Martha Stewart-xoxoxo border
Paper: Bazzil-cardstock, Fancy Pants-patterned paper
Embellishments: Stickles-silver, Fiskars-border punch

Have a great night!
Thanks for reading.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sassy Stamper Meeting

Today was a fantastic day-the February Sassy Stamper meeting.

Since there are some newbies in the group, I decided to demonstrate the Wizard today. Almost every card I designed used the tool in some way. They absolutely loved it-of course. However, when I went over to help my friend Kathy get started, we had a little mishap and she crushed my finger with the handle of the tool. Even though the pain immediately brought tears to my eyes, I just couldn't stop laughing. In fact, we laughed so hard all day long, my sides still hurt. What would we do without our friends? They sure make life interesting.

My finger is better now and the swelling has subsided but watch out for Kathy. She tends to get a bit "over-excited" about her love for stamping. Just kidding. . .She's the best!!

Here is a card that I designed for our last meeing. . .I will be posting the cards I designed for February's meeting throughout the week.

Thanks for reading.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Let's Here It For The Boy

I love this stamp set. I think it's hilarious. It is as if the artist took a picture of my family room (minus the fish plaque). I just had to try it out. So I made a birthday card. This is perfect for my Dad's March birthday, right up his alley.

I used SEI velvet paper and embossed each colored strip with a different Cuttlebug embossing folder using my Wizard. The stamp set is "Let's hear it for the boy" from My Favorite Things and the sentiment is one of my favorites from Hero Arts.

So it's the end of my Thursday. The week is almost over and I am looking forward to a jam packed weekend of stamping. Stay tuned. . .


Monday, February 2, 2009

Method Monday-In Style Stamps

So I mentioned last week that I had received some SUPER CUTE goodies from In Style Stamps that I just couldn't wait to use. Today, I got a chance to participate in their Method Monday challenge using one of my new stamps.

All the papers I used are by SEI along with the rub on for the front cover. For the inside portion of the card, I used Marti-just one of In Style's totally fab stamps. Marti was colored with Copics and I used my purple and gold Spicas to color her dress and give it some glitz.

I deviated just a bit by adding an extra element to the card-a band that slides over the card to help keep it closed. Cute and functional-gotta love it! Check it out. . .

With the slide closure (belly band). . .

Without the belly band. . .

The card inside the card. . .

Inside sentiment. . .

This card was so fun to make.
Thanks for a great tutorial Jen!


Fun Valentine

I saw this paper and I just needed to use it to make a Valentine for my hubby Tyler. This will be one of several he will get this year from me. Let's face it. . .There is just too much great stuff out there to only make one. My fellow stampers and scrappers know exactly what I mean.

I used quite an assortment of products on this card, so here it goes. . .
Scalloped paper: Creative Imaginations
All other paper: Fancy Pants
Tag shaped stamp: A Muse clear stamp set
Key, front sentiment, and right border heart stamps: Hero Arts
Inside sentiment: My Favorite Things-Be Mine (Mini Set)
Embellishments: Brads by Making Memories and glitter by Stickles

Check later for another card. I am just finishing up my Method Monday challenge for In Style Stamps.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Poor Charlie Brown

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. My puppy, Charlie Brown, had minor surgery on Friday and I have been tending to him in all my free time. He's doing quite a bit better today but the vet said he was a big baby the day of surgery. He cried unless one of the vet techs sat right next to him the whole time he was in recovery and until he went home. That sounds about right. Even though he is a very big boy (53 pounds), I have to remember he is just 5 months old and I can't expect him to act all grown up. He really is still a baby!!

Anyway, here is a picture of Charlie for you to enjoy. . .

Thanks for reading,

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