Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sheriff Ethan

Hello Stamping Friends!

I am ready for a full day of NO rain! I hate knowing rain is coming and the sky getting all dark...but still not knowing WHEN it will be here. The boyZ wanted to go on a bike ride tonight but the sky was so dark and the wind was blowing. I knew a storm was coming so I told them we couldn't go...guess what storm didn't come for 3 hours. UGH I was so upset!

Guess what?!?!? I won Lauren Meader's Weiman Wrangler contest!!!!! I am so excited! Not only is this for a wonderful cause and t he stamp set is OH SO CUTE, but I also have $25.00 to spend at Pink Cat Studio! I am so excited! I don't have many stamps from there and I have a few on my wish list that I will now be getting WAHOO!!! Thanks so much Lauren!!!

I started this card a few days ago and just finished it today. I have just couldn't make this one work. I used Cami's Weekend Sketch for this card. I like the star in the middle and I decided to make a Sheriff Badge with Ethan's face in the middle. I was happy with the way it came out. Zakary saw the card and said "Kylah that's a cool Sheriff badge can you make me one too?" So that made me REALLY happy!

I used Gina K's digital paper called "stars and stripes" which is FREE on stamptv. Just become a member and you will see all the FREE items she offers!!!! I also used OUT WEST for HOWDY and the horseshoe.

Thanks to Cami for a great weekend sketch....maybe next weekend I can post it DURING the weekend....OH WAIT prob not it's the 4th of JULY! :o) Not sure what we are doing yet though? Fireworks are on Friday and Chris works....I will DEF take the boyZ though! Hopefully Zain will not be scared!

I hope you have a wonderful time doing whatever makes you happy!


Monday, June 29, 2009

Hi Stamping Friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a nice start to your work week! I was able to take a nice walk with my friend Avril today. Just her and I no kids. We walked for about an hour and a half. It was so nice! I can't wait to go again on Wednesday!

I made this card a few weeks ago for Zain's friend Evan. He had to have tubes put in his ears :( Poor little guy. Zain and I walked to his house and left this on his porch.

Colored my Gina K image with Copic makers. LOVE GINA K stamps! LOVE MY COPICS!!! OHHH and NEW SU colors....totally forgot the name of them right now....it will come to me soon I hope LOL!

I am going on a Scrapbook/Stamp Store trip next Monday and I am soooo excited. We are going to travel to a bunch of different stores in NH. WAHOO!!!! I LOVE ordering online but there is something about touching and feeling the product before you buy....then having it in your hands right then and there ;o)

Well I am having a bit of a creativity block tonight so I am going to attempt to make a card.....Wish me luck!

Have a great time doing whatever makes you happy!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Classy Celebration

Hi Stamping Friends!

Today ended up being a wonderful day!!! I was able to bring Zain strawberry picking with my great friend Avril and her daughter Jolie. We had a lot of fun and got some WONDERFUL berries! Strawberry Jam here I come!!!!!

I made this card the other day for Jen's "A Sketch for you to Try" I also used the pink and blue for a stamp TV challenge ;) I used Rupa Sheude's set Retro Boutique from Gina K Designs. When I first saw this dress I wanted to use it, just didn't know how....Then I decided it screamed paper piecing and PEARLS!!!!

I was very happy with the way this card turned out!!!!!! Go ahead Celebrate in Style tonight...then tell me all about it ;)

Have a wonderful Friday!!!!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Weiman Wranglers

The Weiman Family has touched my heart. Ethan's pictures jumped out from the computer screen and I smiled with him. 4 year old Ethan lost his 2 year battle with cancer last week. I have much admiration for his family as I have grown to know them through this blog. Tears of joy and tears of sadness wet my cheeks as I read Alicia's words. I have no idea the pain they are feeling but my thoughts and prayers are with Alicia and her family.

Pink Cat Studio has done as AMAZING thing!!!! They made The Weiman Wranglers Digi Stamp Set!!!! All proceeds will go to Make a Wish Illinois Foundation in Ethan's name. Ethan was a true cowboy!!!! This set is PERFECT!!!! I got the entire set for only $8.00, 2 sentiments with Cowboy Ethan, and Cowgirl Ava (Ethan's sister). Not only are these images super super cute but what an AWESOME cause!!!! As of this afternoon PCS has raised OVER $1000.00 for Make a Wish!!!!!

I read on someone's blog "God definitely picked another perfect Angel!!"

Ethan is colored in using my Copics and I then cut his out :) I used some old SU DSP and the sketch from SCS sketch challenge. I hope you all enjoyed my card and are able to play with YOUR new Weiman Wranglers!!!!

Checks out these blogs for some great give a ways just by using your new Weiman Wrangler Images!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Flamingo Quilt

HI Stamping Friends!

Oh boy I have been so sleepy this week!!! I have been falling asleep by 10pm on the couch! This is not like me at all!

I made this card for another stampTV challenge last week! Joanne Basile was the host...She is so fun! I was able to meet her a few months ago when I went to Stamp NE :) We had to make a quilt card...I saw the challenge and almost passed because I have no idea what a quilt is suppose to look like. I then decided this is what a CHALLENGE is all about so I grabbed some DSP and off to work I went. I was very lucky because Eleanor's hair dresser Elaine was there and helped me put it together :) I think it came out GREAT!!!! I made this card for my mom because she loves pink flamingos.

I paper pierced all around the triangles and used my white gel pen to get a stitched look.

Off to work I go....I have a few purses a friend wants me to make so hopefully I can work on that while Eleanor is in activity :)

Happy Stampin Day!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Zakary!

Good Monday Morning!!!!

Whew what I BUSY weekend I had!!!! My 10th year high school reunion was this weekend in Claremont. We went to Claremont on Friday afternoon and came home Saturday afternoon. It was nice seeing some old friends!

Saturday was Zakary's birthday....He is 7!!! He spent his birthday at his mom's house this year so I made him this card and mailed it to him. I used the Gina K stamp set called WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT. Such a cute set!!! I also used last weeks SCS sketch challenge.

I colored the image in with my copics. It was a very simple layout and not a whole lot of accessories or layers because I had to put it through the mail :)

Off to work I go! I have to teach a class at the nursing home this afternoon! Those ladies get so excited!!!!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Out West Thanks

HI Stamping Friends!

I have been having so much fun playing all of the challenges over at StampTV this week! I used the Gina K stamp set Out West designed by Theresa Momber. This set is AMAZING!!!! I actually borrowed it but I HAVE to own it! If you know anyone who loves horses this is the perfect set for them!!!! I used the sketch challenge they had last week :) What a FUN FUN sketch!

I colored these wonderful images in with my Copic sketch markers!

I broke out some retired SU designer paper and old IN colors. It felt so good to use these colors again :) I wish I had more :)

Friday I have my 10 year reunion from igh school, as I sit here and write that I find it very hard to believe! TEN YEARS....WOW it feels like just a few years ago that I graduated. It will be nice to see some of my old friends that I have not seen in a long time :)

Off finish up the dishes


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Friend to Friend

I had a wonderful time tonight stamping with some Stampin Up friends :)  The projects were WONDERFUL and if you want to check them out go to Cindy's Blog for the next couple of weeks...I am sure she will be posting them :)  

I made this card last week with my FIRST Sarah Kay stamp.  I LOVE all of these stamps!!!!  I NEED more!  I colored the image in with Copic markers on Gina K white paper.  I was actually really happy with the way my coloring came out.  I really think ANYONE can color with Copics....I mean come one...if I can do it anyone can!  I used an old sketch from a SCS challenge :)

Here are a few pictures from Story Land....
Zakary 44 inches tall!
Zain 34 inches tall!
My family at the end of our Story Land day :)  What fun we had!!!!  

Have a great stamping adventure!  


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Elegant Butterfly


Ahh what a wonderful weekend!!!!  My family went to the White Mountains on Saturday morning and went to STORY LAND with the kids!  What a wonderful place!!!  We had soooo much fun!!!!  I will post a few pictures tomorrow:)

Last week I did another stamptv challenge :)  I used this beautiful butterfly from GinaK :)  The paper came from Michael's.  I got a huge pack on clearance for only 4 bucks!!!!  This challenge was a sketch challenge!  I really think those are my FAVORITE!!!!  I used Copics to color the butterfly in.  Pretty easy card but it looks so elegant :)

Well I am pretty beat and Chris has a movie in the DVD player...off I go.  I hope you all had a great weekend as well :)


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Red, White, Blue Bubble Fish

HI Stamping Friends!

Monday night I had dinner and coloring with some of my favorite stamping girls!  I always get so inspired to stamp more when I hang out with them!!!  I got home around 9:30 pm and instead of putting my feet up (ya right like I EVER do that!) I went straight to my stamp room and started to challenge over on StampTV.  You had to use Red White and Blue, but it COULD NOT be a patriotic card.  I borrowed a few of Cindy's Gina K stamp set and this is what I came up with.  For whatever reason this card did NOT just come together!  It looks like such a simple card but it feels like it took me ALL night!  

The Gina K stamp that I used is called BEST FISHES.  It is so cute.  Go check out all of the great  stamps here.   

I am off to bed!  I am one sleepy girl today!!!!

Have a great night!  :)