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!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Winter Post

Good Morning Friends!

Can I just tell you all how much I LOVE the Holiday Mini! Look on my side bar and go check it out...then go right on over to my website and order everything you want...You deserve to treat yourself!!! I was in a swap last week and I used the new Winter Post stamp set. I do not know what it was about this stamp set that drew me to it...I just really like it! I got inspiration from a wonderful stamper on SCS go check out ponygirl40! She is so talented! Check out her entire gallery while you are there!!!! I had to make 18 of these cards! My fingers were hurting after I cut out that cute little couple. I loe how she used Lovely as a Tree in the background! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that set and have not used it for a while. So here is what I did with this card:
Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree, Winter Post
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Choc Chip, Naturals Ivory, and Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Choc Chip, Basic Brown, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, and Old Olive
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Alpine Ribbon, Dimensionals, and Dazzling Diamonds

Here is the box of full of my materials needed for our Treat Class. I am so excited for it. The projects ROCK!

This picture of Zak and Zain is my new favorite picture of them. Zak is so wonderful with Zain and he loves to take him under his wing!



Monday, October 6, 2008

Zak with Frankie

Good Morning!
Last weekend when Zak was here it was a YUCKY rainy day so when Zain took a nap we played in my stamp room. I was making some Frankie treat bags that I will share with you later in the week...We are making them at my Treat Class on Thursday night. I gave Zak all the stuff he would need and a picture of Frankie and he did everything himself! He did a WONDERFUL job!!! Oh can I just tell you how much I LOVE the Top Note Bigz Die that Stampin Up sells!!! I have a cuttle bug and it goes through it so easily!

Off to prepare for my treat class!


Sunday, October 5, 2008

I LOVE Fall Walks!

Hi Everyone!  

I HAD to share a few pictures from our walk today.  I just love walks in the fall!  The air is so crisp and all I can say is AHHH!!!  Zain had a great time running through the park.  I think his favorite part was watching the waterfall!  When my sister Hannah and I tried to get him to leave the waterfall he FREAKED out!  Hey my boy has a good taste for a wonderful view!  

I hope you all had a wonderful day!!!


Backpack with SKULLS

Good Morning!

I do have a lot of things to show you all that I have been doing over the last few weeks! I made this cute little backpack that I have been seeing all over blog land! I found some great instructions from Inking Idaho and it made it a breeze to whip up. The first one took a little thinking but as you complete your first one you will be itching to make more! Zakary found this in my stamproom and now wants a lunch box to go with it LOL!!!! This is a really cute idea for a school teacher...just fill it with some candy or anything that you would like to give them! Here is what I did
Followed pattern from Inking Idaho
Paper: Black, US White, Ghostly Greetings DSP I colored every other skull red
Stamp: Just Jawing (LOVE IT)
Accessories: Star Designer brads with crystal effect and red glitter, Crystal Effect on the small black circles, Skull ribbon I found at Michaels.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Oh Baby!

Hi Everyone!
Chris's sister Shana is expecting her first baby in December. She had her baby shower a few weeks ago and here is the card I made for her. As soon as I saw this Bella I knew I had to have it! The first thing I thought of when I saw it was popping out her belly with paper piecing. It looks so darn cute! Paper piecing is so easy and adds a great look to your stamped image! All you do is stamp the portion of your stamp on some DSP, cut it out, and glue in on VOILA done! I also paper pieced some of the bags and watercolored the rest of her. I had to add a little glittler to her hair cause it's oh so pretty!!! I got a little carried away when I was coloring her hair and oops wnt right into her eye....oh well we all make mistakes! So what did I use you ask?
Stamp: Bella (forgot th mae of her teddybella I think
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, US white, and Urban Garden DSP
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink, and Blush Blossom
Accessories: Dew drops, stampin dimensionals, Baja Breeze ribbon, and aqua painter

I also made her a diaper cake. This was actually the first boy one I did and it was so much fun! I like to add some tags with "advice" on it....from one mom to another ;) I really love making these diaper cakes and what a great gift they make!

Today is world Card Making day so go ahead stamp yourself a card! Have fun doing it!!!!