Saturday, December 20, 2008

No Computer :(

Hi Stamping Friends!

I am so sorry that you have not heard from me in weeks. It may be a while till I get back to blogging again. It makes me so sad! My computer is DEAD with a capital D. It needs a new motherboard and it is not worth the money to I need to get a new computer YIKES when will that happen????

I have sooooo many projects to share with you! Hopefully I will get a chance to download some photos at my moms house soon and I will share them all with you.

I wish you all a VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY!!!!

See you soon!

Keep on Stampin!!!!


Thursday, November 27, 2008


HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my US friends!  There is so much to be thankful for this year.  Most importantly is my family and friends!  I asked Zakary what he is thankful for and he said "I am thankful for all my dogs."   The other night the four of us all colored some turkeys to hang on the wall and we also made a family turkey with Chris's feet as the body and all of our hands for the feathers.  After I hung it up Zain kept pointing to his hands.  :)

I hope everyone enjoys today!  I know I will!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Birthday Card for Colline!!!!

BRRRRR  I am soooo cold!!!!!  It's only Nov and I am freezing!  I am in for a LONG winter!  
I was on SCS the other day and this card caught my eye.  I knew I HAD to recreate it!  It is just so stunning!  My dear friend Colline's birthday was on Saturday and I knew she would just love this card.  I really had a blast making it!!!!!

I have been a busy girl the past few days!  I taught a class at the nursing home yesterday and everyone LOVED the project!  We made trees and decorated them with ornaments.   I then hung them on everyones door.  The Paloma unit at Langdon Place in Keene looks AMAZING.  I can not wait till all the holiday decorations are done.

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday.  If you have to go to the grocery store you better go today.  It was so CRAZY in there yesterday!!!!!  Ugh and I forgot cheese...I guess I have to go back.


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fall Fest Swap

I made this super quick and easy swap card in the hotel the night before attending Fall Fest  last weekend.  When doing a swap for other demos I like to incorporate a couple of different accessories.  For this card I used the  scallop punch, dazzling diamonds  on the tree and choc chip ribbon.

I made a couple too many so I will convert them in whole cards and give them out this holiday season!

I hope everyone is staying warm it is so cold here in NH BRRRRR.  Zain does not understand that HOT is only for HOT stuff not for a change in temp.  Every time he touches something hot or cold he says HOT HOT HOT 

Tonight I have my stamping club over.  My girls are so much to hang out with!!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Quick and Easy Holiday Card

I have to admit to everyone that does not know me I wait till the last minute to get things done!  Sometimes I surprise myself and things get done with ZERO stress BUT usually not so much LOL!  So I decided to make some quick and EASY holiday cards.  When I say easy  I mean EASY!  The first one is just stamped 2 times and I added a rhinestone sticker to the middle of the image.  The second one I stepped it up just a tad BUT it is still very simple!  I added some ribbon and glitter.  I also paper pierced around the outside of the mat.  You can whip out about 20 of these in an hour....start to finish!  Go give it a try!

My water heater is hopefully all fixed.  The plumber came over yesterday to replace the thermostat and said he felt that we caught it in time.  He also said BUT (I hate that) he MAY have to come back and rewire or replace the entire water heater if this did not fix far so good!
I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Moosey Laundry!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Please please be a happy Tuesday.  Yesterday was a crazy busy day and when Chris and I were all done the dishes from dinner and just about to sit down with Zain we found a HUGE problem!  WE had a leak from our kitchen sink and it was leaking all over the basement....ALL OVER electric, ALL OVER my hot water tank...oh how I want to cry!  So i am not the smartest when it comes to stuff like I called Chris's uncle and he came over.  They fixed the leak under the sink, and  luckily we had turned off all power down in the cellar because when they removed the cover to the water heater it was BLACK!  Now this morning I need to call my landlord so we can get everything fixed...
On to my card....I used my very first Riley stamp from Hanna Stamps.  They have so many different Riley Moose stamps out there...they are ALL so cute.  Please let me know if you order one...I want to know what you decide.....OR tell me which is your favorite if you already have some.  It took me a while to decide which one I wanted to order but when I saw this I knew it would be perfect to make thank you cards with.  A few weeks ago when I didn't have a washer my grandmother, aunt, and mom all let me use their washers.
Ok off to call the landlord I hope this disaster goes away very soon!


Monday, November 17, 2008

Roomie Gifts!

Hello!  Whew it feels like it has been FOREVER that I have blogged....I only missed  a few days last week but it really feels like longer.  I had a really wonderful weekend!  I went to Fall Fest in Holliston MA with a wonderful group of friends!  I travelled with Avril, Meg, and Jen.  We all had such a fun time together.  We met Ann and Cindy there as well!  The four of us girls decided to make it an overnight and I wanted to surprise each of them with a gift in our hotel room soooooo I made these swap totes that I saw a very long time ago from Julie Edmonds.  I am so happy with the way they came oiut.  It took me a while to do four of them but it was so very much worth it!  THEY LOVED THEM!!!  I love being able to make people smile!!!!  

I cut all my card stock and DSP, then laminated it.  I proceeded to punch all the holes (by hand, long story) so I could cross stitch the sides to the bottom with floss.  I really think I want to make a couple more!

I hope you all try to make someone smile today!

See you tomorrow!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Horrible Picture, but FUN project!

Hi Everyone!
First I have to say sorry for not posting yesterday!  I have not been feeling very well and I am trying to take it easy this week!  I have a fun filled stamping weekend planned and I do NOT want to be sick for it!  
Secondly HOLY HORRIBLE picture!!!!  I am so sorry I do not know what happened...I must have ran out of daylight or Zain changed the setting on the camera????  Who knows??

Zak and I made a few turkeys the other night :)  HE made a patriotic one and I will post that as soon as I fix my camera!  I found an example of this turkey over on SCS.  At the moment I don't have the girls name in front of me but I PROMISE I will get it to you!  
I used:
scallop punch, oval punch, 1 inch circle punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, and word window punch 

It really was EASY to do!!!!

HAve a great Tuesday I am off!


Monday, November 10, 2008

Rockin' with Glitter!

Happy Monday to you all!!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  We did!!!  It rained here on Saturday so the four of us had a pretty lazy day.  The boyZ played with their toys and Chris and I enjoyed some coffee at the table as we watched over them.  We then went to the store because Chris wanted to make a YUMMER dinner!  We had the BEST roasted chicken.  Seriously it was out of the world!  It was sooo very juicy!  We also had stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, and broccoli.  My sister Hannah came over and joined us for dinner...I mean after seeing all that how could you not??   ON Sunday Chris had to work and Zakary really wanted to got meet my mothers new puppy Abbie so we took a little ride to Caremont...(oh I did laundry too because my machine is BROKEN...BUT my parents are getting me a new one and it will be here Tuesday YIPPIE)  Zak really enjoyd playing with the puppy!

Ok on to my card.  I made this last week for a sketch challenge on SCS.  If you compare this card to my pumpkin card you will see that the layout is the same.  I had a ROCKIN' time making  this card.  It was so fun!  I kept smiling as it came together.  I love this glitter paper that I found in my stash.  I think I got it from Michael's in the clearance bin a long time ago.  A whole 12x12 slab for 5 bucks!  
    I colored rockabella in with markers on WW card stock.  I then took my stickles and put some in her hair and on her guitar....oh have I told anyone that I really love glitter???  ;)  U ROCK comes from the LITTLE PAPER SHOP.  I really love that set, it is called ROCK STAR.

So here is what I used:

Stamp:  Rock star LPS, rockabella
Card Stock:  Basic Black, WW, DSP from Michael's
Ink:  Staz-On, YoYo Yellow marker, Taken with Teal marker, Going Gray marker, Certainly Celery marker, Choc Chip marker
Accesories: Sickles glitter, fibers, sponge

I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!  I will be working on some turkey's today!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Paper Craft Planet

Fabulous Friend!


It is really onlt Thursday night as I write out this post....I still have a few more things to do before I can retire to the couch....

Tuesday night I was chatting with Avril online and I told her I wanted to make a card BUT couldn't think of a set to use.  I asked her to name one off and I would make a card with that set.  Well the first one she named I didn't have LOL (good cause I really didn't like it haha)  She knew I had Fabulous Flowers and I have had it for sometime now...This is the first time I have inked it up.....Guess what?!?  I LOVE this set!  For the background I dragged the ink pad across the More Mustard CS.  It gives it a nice look.  I just got a few new bottles of dew drops so I have been using those like crazy!  I just love all the colors!  

Here is what I used:
Stamps: Faboulous Flowers, pocket silhouettes
Paper: WW, More Mustard, Old Olive, Haiku DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, More Mustard
Accessories: Dew Drops, dimensionals

Here is the YUMMY Cherry square recipe that I told you about earlier in the week:

1 cup Wesson Oil
2 Cups sugar
3 cups Flour
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 can fruit pie filling

Mix oil and sugar, add eggs, flour, and vanilla
Grease 13x9 pan
put 3/4 of the batter in pan
cover with fruit filling
Dot with the rest of batter
Bake at 357 degrees F for 45 minutes.  Cool in pan

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy Thursday!

Whew Thursday...1 more day t ill the weekend and I AM READY!!!  I have been so sleepy this week!  I dashed over to SCS yesterday morning to check out the Wednesday sketch and I LOVED it!  It was the SAME sketch I did for THIS card.  I only had a short amount of time to put this card together.  I heard Zain waking up through the monitor as soon as I sat down at my table.  The card didn't come out exactly how I wanted, but I was happy with the result UNTILL I took my color spritzer tool and ruined the whole card :(  OH WELL not ever card is perfect!

Ok here is what I used:
Stamp: Snow Swirled
Ink: Old Olive, Ruby Red Marker
Paper: Ruby Red, WW, Choc Chip, Old Olive, Holiday Treasures DSP
Accessories: Choc Chip taffeta ribbon, Styled Silver Hodgepodge, dew drops, Tag corner punch

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have an awesome day :)


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

You Rock!

Good Morning!  

I got this stamp set a while ago from the Little Paper Shop.  I really LOVE this stamp set!  It is called Rock Star and has some great images!  Perfect for me!  

Oh Guess what I did yesterday?  I VOTED!!!  Yup I did my civil duty!  First time!  It was very exciting :)

Back to the card.....I had so much fin making this quick card!  I found this paper in my stash...I am not sure where I got it...but I LOVE it!  So sparkly! I put some dots of stickles around the scallop punch.  I LOVE GLITTER just in case you didn't know ;)

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!  


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

How are you all doing today?  I am just wonderful!  Last night I made so very YUMMY cherry squares.  Oh they were delicious!  I will share the recipe later this week!

I participated in a challenge that Cindy hosted for her downline.  The challenge was to use Real Red, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip.  We could do anything else we wanted...this is what I came up with.  I used a sponge to change the color of the felt snowflake.  It is just enough old olive!

I used markers to color the image of the stamp and the first time I used stickles....well the WHOLE image ran...I was so upset because it looked so good with all the glitter!  The second time I decided to do the cracked glass technique.  I inked the entire oval with versa mark and embossed it with glassy glaze enamel 4 times.  Put it into the freezer for a few minutes...bent it and VOILA....It is so cool!!!!  I also added a little dazzling diamonds to my enamel to give it a little sparkle.  

Here is what I used on the  card:
Stamps: To You and Yours
Paper: WW, Choc Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, Holiday Treasures DSP, DSP ?
Ink: Choc Chip ink, Choc Chip marker, Real Red marker, Old Olive marker, Versa Mark
Accessories: Glassy Glaze Enamel, Little Felt Flurries, Circle Ice rhinestone brad, real red grosgrain ribbon, ticket corner punch, dazzling diamonds,nestabilities, sponge

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Tuesday!

Happy Stamping!!


Monday, November 3, 2008

What a Weekend!


Did you all enjoy your Halloween night?  I sure did!  Zain was so good and he knew just what to do by the 2nd house!  He opened his dr bag right up and waited for the candy to drop in.  If we stayed at one house too long then he would open it again LOL!  I decided to dress up as a nurse and Zain was a DR! We really had a fun time running to each house together!

Last week I went to Walmart and I saw some nice notebooks for very cheap.  I bought a few of them and decided I wanted to make a book where I keep all of my card sketches.  I also thought it would be a nice present for my good friend Avril.  So this is the one I made for her!  It was sooo EASY all I did was covered it with DSP and used the Spiral punch so it would have a nice looks as though this is the way it was made!  I used some chipboard for the S and I covered it with DSP.  I am really pleased with the way came out....Now I just have to finish mine LOL!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 31, 2008


Okay so I have to tell you I LOVE this card... so yes I made it and I am telling you I LOVE IT LOL!!!  I think it has a lot to do with the image.  I just love the bella girls!  She is so stinkin cute!

I water colored her on WCP and guess what I added GLITTER.....  

I also used my small circle punch for the 2 circles on the right hand side.  I added some orange stickles to those!  If you have never used stickles what are you waiting for...go get some!

I got this layout from a sketch I found online....I think it is from MOJO MONDAY....

Here is what I used:
Stamp:  Bella stamp
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black, Ghostly Greetings DSP, WCP
Ink: Choc Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Blush Blossom, Going Gray, Black Staz On
Accessories:  Ticket corner punch, 1/4" circle punch,  black grosgrain ribbon, pumpkin pie grosgrain ribbon, aqua painter, cuttlebug embossing folder, and stickles.

I hope you all have a spooktacular Halloween!  Be Safe!!!


Thursday, October 30, 2008

2 NEW stampers!

Happy Thursday!!!! 

IT SNOWED yesterday!!!!  Not enough to amount to even a dusting but I saw it spitting out of the air!

Today's card is using my new set from Flourishes called Forest of Trees.  This stamp set has the best trees!  You should really just go check it out!!

This card came together fairly easy...I was using a sketch I found online but it didn't come out anything like the sketch.  LOL oh well I still like it!  

The tree is all glitter the picture really does not do it any justice!  

Here is what I used!

Stamp Set: Forest of Trees and Poinsettia & Boxwood (JOY) both from Flourishes
Paper: Glittering Christmas paper (Flourishes) Handsome Hunter, and WW
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Versamark
Accessories: Gold brads, Gold embossing powder, white gel pen, stickles, paper piercer and mat, ribbon from Michaels

Here are my 2 new favorite stampers!  Jolie had a great time stamping her hand onto the beautiful card that she made her mommy, and Zain had fun eating the ink pad LOL....

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!  I am getting ready for HALLOWEEN!!!!  


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Beautiful Display

Hi Everyone!
I want to share this card that I found on SCS from Petal Pusher.  All of her cards are so wonderfully put together, and I fell in love with this one the moment I saw it!  I used this card for Octobers Club!  The only thing I did a little differently was added some liquid applique and chunky glitter to the cupcakes.  I got that idea from the wonderful One Happy Stamper.  I really enjoyed making this much that I made 8 of them!  

Here is what I used!
Stamp Set:  Crazy for Cupcakes
Paper: Ruby Red, Baja Breeze, VV, and WCP
Ink: Black ink and marker, Staz On, Ruby Red
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Rectangle Nestabilites, scallop circle punch, Designer label punch, silver hodgepodge, liquid applique, chunky glitter, ruby red button, silver cord

Thanks for visiting today....I am working on a color challenge today so we shall see what I have for tomorrow :)


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Polka Dots CC189

Hi Everyone!  

Last week I decided to check out some of the challenges on SCS and I found that I MISS doing them!  I am going to try very hard to do at least 1 a week!  I have to start small so I don't overwhelm myself!
I actually made 2 cards for this color challenge!  The colors are Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, and Chocolate Chip.
I used the bella girl and a paper pieced her pants, and both bags. I water colored her shirt, boots, and hair...I had to add a little glitter to her hair with some stickles as well!  
When I was finished with this card all I said was HOLY POLKA DOTS!!!!  LOL I didn't think I was big on polka dots but I really do love how this card came together!
So here is what I used!
Stamps: Bella, Best Yet
Card Stock: WW, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip pad and marker, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: white gel pen, nestabilities, stickles, dew drops

Monday, October 27, 2008


Good Morning!  As promised here are the swaps from October's Stampin Club.  Tis top card is MY swap card.  I was inspired to do the silhouette from lbrown on SCS.  This is suck a great way to make your stamp set look a whole new way!  I also used the robe twine from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Oh how I love it!!!!  I used silver brads and then colored them with a brown sharpie.  SO EASY!!!!  I love doing the sponged background! 
Here is what I used on my card
Stamp Set: Happy Blessings
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Really Rust, Old Olive, WW
Ink: Summer Sun, Really Rust, More Mustard, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip pad and marker
Accessories: Paper piercer, silver brads, brown sharpie marker, robe twine, 1 1/4 circle punch, post it notes, sponge, dimensionals.

The next 2 cards were made by Erica and Chelly.  Erica made the blue STYLE card this is SOOO her and she did a great job....I should have taken a picture of the inside that came out great as well, and Chelly made the Get Well Soon card I love how she colored in that flower.....oh and !  
JoAnn made the witch card see how she used many different sets awesome ummm HOLY layers LOVE LAYERS!, and Heather made the butterfly card.  I love how she paper pieced it's oh so pretty!  
The final 2 cards are from Buffy she made the leaf card...I love the 3 panels awesome! and the pumpkin card is from Samantha...I LOVE this layout!!!!!  Great coloring technique on the pumpkin too!
Ladies I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your cards and I can not wait till next month to see what you come up with!!!!!  

Till tomorrow!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fun times to share!

I am going to share some pictures of this past week!  The first 2 are from Pumpkin Festival here in Keene.  We went for a few hours in the morning and the boyZ dressed up in their costumes.  Zak was Gene Simmons I am very proud of the way his make-up came out.  Zain is a DR.  You can't really tell because his straps from the stroller cover his scrubs but it says Dr. Zain.  The next 2 pictures are from Jolie's Halloween party.  Zain had a great time!  Tatie (Colline, aunt in French) helped him decorate his cookie.  The last picture is of Zak and Zain at my moms riding on the treadmill.    So as you can see we had a pretty busy week!  Zain got croup this week and we did NOT have fun with that at all!  It was a long second half of the week!  He is bouncing right back!  He is now all done with his meds and just has a runny nose....NOW I am feeling is just starting and I am taking meds so I HOPEFULLY will not get it bad.  My throat is killing me and my nose is running but I am NOT sick...LOL

Well check back tomorrow for swaps from my last club meeting!!  They are SOOOO good!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Man oh Man I am cold!  This is going to be a QUICK post my fingers are frozen stiff!  The first 2 projects are from my Halloween Class a few weeks ago.  I did this little treat bag that Avril found online.  For the life of me I can't find the site....I also made this little center piece for each of the tables.  I just filled the vase with candy corn (YUCK) and stuck some lollipops in!  Chelly came over and helped me punch and stick these cute figures to dress up the pops....then she went home and made 40 more for a bday party LOL.

My next 2 pictures are the girls making their projects.....Jo can you see?  Look how busy they are!!!!

The final picture is  from Alyson's Orchard.  Chris was behind me and the BoyZ.  He snapped a few pictures like this and I LOVE them!  The scenery ROCKS!!!

OK I have swap cards from the girls!  I will take pictures and post them ASAP!  Hopefully I will take the pictures tomorrow :)  But no promises my little fingers may be frozen still....oh real quick why are my fingers so cold?  Well I do live in NH and it IS Oct 18th.  That means it is starting to get cold out and I SHOULD be turning my heat on BUT while I was still living at home with my parents my dad would NEVER turn the heat on till NOV 1st!  I would complain complain complain!  He would tell me to put a sweatshirt on and use a blanket...I thought he was nuts...TILL I had to start paying for my own oil!  So now in my house the heat does not go on till NOV 1st...BUT I do have a couple of electric heaters so it is not as bad.  So now you know we are all a little weird...hey just trying to save a few bucks so I can get more stamps....PLanning on coming over for a visit?  Bring a sweatshirt LOL!!!!!!

Off to sit with a blanket and a cup of tea!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Trick or Treats OR APPLES????

Last Thursday I had a HAlloween Treats class that Avril and I planned together....BUT because we can't find a hall to rent at an affordable price we have to do our events separate :(  SO SAD....if you know of a good place PLEASE let me know!!!!  So I did a total of 6 projects all together...Here is two of them....we did the SPOOKY jar that SU had on display at convention...I think...well i know for a fact it is on the flyer for these AWESOME SPOOKY SPIDER Decor Elements.  I got the jars at the Wally World and it was so EASY to put these on!    Here is a picture of the spider and how it appears on the just chose where you want it to go...a jar, your door, your car....anywhere!  Just order one SOON they will only be around till Oct. 31st    


The card I made is a COPPY CAT card from Dannie's Design...I tweeked it a little but not too much :)  I love the skull...go figure!  I used my pumkin pie ink pad and rubbed it over my card stock to give it a little something...I really like how it turned out!

I leave you tonight with 2 pictures of the boyZ apple picking.  We had a great time and I have so many more pictures to share with you!!!!  Stay tuned...Now off to get ready for this Thursday's Club!