Monday, December 31, 2007

RAK Request

My friend, Julie at Need To Stamp emailed me asking for help in a RAK Request. There is a 5 year old girl named Mikayla Frazier who is undergoing 70 chemo treatments for a brain tumor. You can read Mikayla's story here. Julie asked that we flood this little girl and her family with cards for thoughts, prayers and encouragement. I can't even imagine what this family is going through. If you would like to join me in bringing a smile to their faces in this time of need, please email me for their address. Thank you!


And the winner of the Oodagoodies is:

Deidre who said. . .

As the others have said the look of pure amazement at what Santa had brought for my twin 3 year olds is a memory I will treasure always....Deidre

Congratulations, Deidre! Thank you ALL for sharing your favorite part of Christmas with me! I read each and every one of your comments and really enjoyed reading them. You have shared such sweet stories. . .and some even bittersweet! I felt like I got to share a little of your Christmas with you! Thanks!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Simple Thanks

I needed to make some thank yous FAST! I just love this stamp set from the Kim Hughes Collection at Cornish Heritage Farms. You can make cute, simple cards that don't need all the "extras". I, of course, adore this little ladybug! I used the same layout that I used for my baby thank yous. Remember the little bug in the bathtub? I was able to stamp a bunch of these cards in no time.

If you haven't signed up for a chance to win the Oodagoodies, you have until tomorrow at 10am EST. Just leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite part of Christmas was. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Cute Curls, Vases (Kim Hughes Collection); Paper- white cardstock (Georgia Pacific), Purely Pomegranate (SU); Ink- Onyx Black (Versafine), Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi (SU); Accessories- horizontal slot punch, double stitched ribbon in Purely Pomegranate, 1" circle punch, blender pen (SU)

Friday, December 28, 2007

I Adore You

I am just LOVING my Rubber Soul Stick people sets I got from the Paper Pretties Corner Store! They were waiting for me when I came home from the hospital, but this week is the first I've been able to play with them! This card is for Mary Jo's sketch challenge over at Beauty Lies Within. It's her first sketch challenge. . .and I think it's great! Head on over and give it a try! I'm not sure how well you can see in the picture, but the white paper on the background of the card is embossed with all kinds of "love" words. It's from the Embossed Stack by DCWV. I thought this would make a nice wedding card or anniversary card. The gal's dress is covered in Dazzling Diamonds glitter. . .so sparkly!

We're still enjoying the holidays with friends and family, so we've been out and about a lot. Thanks for continuing to stop in! Be sure and leave a comment on this post to win some Oodagoodies courtesy of Julee at Verve Visual! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Love (Rubber Soul); Paper- All Dressed Up Stack, Embossed Stack, Metallic Stack (DCWV), white cardstock (Georgia Pacific), Basic Black (SU); Ink- Onyx Black (Versafine); Accessories- paper piercer, scallop circle punch, white gel pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU), white organdy ribbon (Darice)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Are you tired of opening gifts yet? How about a chance to open one more? I am giving away the Wonderful Wishes Remixed stamp set, courtesy of Julee at Verve Visual! You will LOVE this clear stamp set! It's packed with a lot of "wonderful" sentiments in a beautiful font. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite part of this Christmas! Easy enough? I'll randomly draw a name the morning of New Year's Eve, Monday, December 31 at 10am EST. Please be sure and leave your email address so that I can contact you if you are the winner! Good luck, and I look forward to reading what made this Christmas so special for you!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Be Still My Heart

I have a few of the EK Success pop-up punches that I haven't yet used. I thought the heart one would match up perfectly with this sentiment from one of Verve Visual's newest releases! It's from the Flirty Phrases set. Have you checked out these new sentiment sets from Verve? There are four different sets and they're not the "usual" sentiments. So, if you're looking for sentiments that are a little different, check them out! Starting January 1st, there will be daily sneak peeks on the Verve Visual blog for the next new release! You won't want to miss it!

I wanted to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! I wish you wonderful time spent with loved ones and safe travel! I am so thankful for all of you who come to visit me every day! You put a smile on my face each and every day! Thanks for all your comments, cards and sharing. I really enjoy hearing from you! Have a WONDERFUL holiday! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Flirty Phrases (Verve Visual); Paper- Whisper White, Wild Wasabi (SU), patterned paper (DCWV); Ink- Basic Black , Regal Rose (SU); Accessories- polka dot organdy ribbon (Doodliedoo), slit punch, paper piercer, Dazzling Diamonds glitter (SU), heart pop-up punch (EK Success).

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Mail!

I have received some beautiful cards in the mail recently, that I've only just taken pictures of and uploaded to the computer!
This first one is from my upline, Kathy Sacco! Unfortunately, the picture doesn't show the true beauty of the card. The sponging is so soft and pretty and the trees are all sparkly! I wish you could see that in the picture. The sparkly trees are just gorgeous! Thanks, Kathy! You always make such gorgeous cards and I LOVE getting them!

The second card came from Michele Kovack from Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker. Michele sent this adorable baby card. I just LOVE that dry embossing and sanding she did on the card. It is just so cute! Thanks for thinking of us, Michele! That was so sweet of you! You certainly made me smile!
The last card is from Taylor Nadraszky. She is the daughter of Michelle Nadraszky at A Stamping We Will Go. A couple of weeks ago when I was visiting Michelle's blog, she had mentioned that her daughter would love to receive her own Christmas cards and if anyone was interested in sending her one, email Michelle for her address. I did. I never expected for Taylor to send a card right back! How incredibly sweet! I LOVE this color combo too. . .and that snowman is just adorable! Thanks Taylor and Michelle! What a wonderful surprise to receive in my mailbox!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

My Prettie Package

I could not believe my eyes when I opened this huge box that appeared on my porch the other day! Look at all of these GORGEOUS gifts that my fellow Prettie Girls sent for Isaac! One gift was just as beautiful as the next. I cannot express in words how special and loved I felt. I cannot believe they "secretly" made all of these beautiful things and put them all in ONE box to send. That is some coordinating! All of the gifts are PERFECT too! We hadn't really picked a color scheme for Isaac's room, but these colors are just perfect for anything we decide! How very thoughtful. Thank you so much, my Pretties, for such lovely, thoughtful and heartfelt gifts! I am so deeply touched. I love you guys! :) Big hugs and kisses to all of you!

P.S. It's not in the pictures because it QUICKLY went to my stamping space, but they even sent something especially for mommy! The Rubber Soul Baby stamp set! Can't wait to use that!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Gift Sets

Here is yet another rushed, last minute gift! Yesterday, was Savannah's Christmas Pageant at school as well as her last day. I wanted to make something for her to give to her teacher and the two assistants. I got up a little earlier and made these monogram sets. Real plain, and real simple. I made them into 4.25" square notecards because they seemed too "nekkid" with just the flower and the monogram and I didn't want to get into adding embellishments. I hope they like them because I'm not sure I really do! If only I had a little more time! LOL The flower is from the Stampin' Up Heartfelt Thanks set, and the monograms are from the Ambassador Monogram Edition from Papertrey Ink. Thanks for stopping by to visit! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Heartfelt Thanks (SU), Ambassador Monogram Edition (Papertrey Ink); Paper- Ivory (The Paper Company), Wild Wasabi (SU); Ink- Burnt Umber (Palette), Ballet Blue, Regal Rose, So Saffron (SU); Accessories- Old Olive marker (SU), 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches (SU), clear boxes (Papertrey Ink), cream organdy ribbon (Darice).

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Holiday Treats

Remember when I told you we were going to our "family Christmas" on Saturday night? Well, I made 12 of these for my brothers, sisters, their spouses and my parents. As simple as the completed treat box is, when you have a bunch of them to do, they seem to take FOREVER! Stamping those custom label stamps from Papertrey Ink onto the labels made it much faster than it would have been! Could you imagine how much time it would have taken if I had to cut paper to wrap around each treat? Yikes! I used the Holiday Treats for this set. I just got the Limitless Labels set and cannot wait to use that one! As far as the box, one of the Try a New Technique Challenges a while ago on SCS was to make one of these treat boxes, but with an acetate sleeve so you could see the pretty treats! I didn't have time to do it at the time it was posted, but I kept it in the back of my mind because I loved that idea and wanted to do it eventually. Thanks for stopping by today! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Holiday Treats (Papertrey Ink); Paper- Soft Sky, Acetate, white Avery labels, Night of Navy; Ink- Night Sky, Aegean Blue (VersaMagic); Accessories- blue organdy ribbon (Darice), 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tis the Season

Today is Savannah's Christmas party at preschool. Last night I thought "I don't have anything for her to take in for the class!" So, I whipped these up VERY quickly this morning. . .and I mean quickly! All I did was put some candy in a cello bag, tie it with some grosgrain ribbon, and add a tag. The stamp is from another one of the Studio G clear stamp sets I got. I thought it would make a nice, simple tag that I didn't have to color. So, if you're ever down to the last minute. . .this is probably as simple as you can get AND you won't be so heartbroken thinking about the kids just "ripping it open"! LOL SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Studio G clear stamp set; Ink- Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi; Paper- Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate; Accessories- cello bag, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, white grosgrain ribbon.

I wanted to respond to a comment I received the other day since there was no link to an email address:

Debi has left a new comment on your post "
For Mom": Congrats on the "Honorable Mention" The note Cards are just awesome. Did you also make your mom the envelopes for the note cards?Do you have just a quick tutorial on making note cards. Silly question I know, but I haven't made them before and am not sure. Does everyone of your note cards have the lovely ribbon around it? Did you make a note card holder? If so, How?Well, again a wonderful project and I know your mom has to be so proud of all the beautiful items you make and especially the ones she receives.....Hugs,Debi

Debi--To answer your questions, I just put regular invitation envelopes with the card set. I didn't decorate them or anything. The notecards themselves are 4.25" square, so I just cut cardstock into 4.25"x8.5" pieces and folded in half. Yes, each notecard had the ribbon around it and yes, I did make the notecard holder. It was from a pattern I got in a Papercrafts magazine a while back. I'm hoping to have some time to make up a little tutorial for you, but we'll see how that goes with baby! :) Hope that answered your questions!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Sweet, Sweet Jami

Look at this special gift I received in the mail from Jami at Crazy Daisy Creations! She made Isaac a rag quilt! She said it was her first one. . .and it is just gorgeous! I am so honored to have her first rag quilt! I can't imagine how much time this took. It is something we will treasure forever! Jami, you are just the sweetest. I am so touched that you took the time to make and send this. . .it's just beautiful! The card matches the quilt perfectly and is just adorable! She not only sent something for Isaac, but she sent "mommy" those cute ladybug stickers! How cool are they? Thank you, thank you, thank you Jami! You made us feel so special!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

For Mom

I made this set of notecards for my mother for her birthday. I haven't given them to her yet, so I hope she doesn't read this post today! LOL My mother LOVES pretty notecards. She especially loves pastel colors. I should have made this in pinks or peaches (her favorite), but I had this color combo in my head when I looked at my VersaMagic Dew Drops. I'm sure she'll like this as well, but I still might make her another set. After all, you ALWAYS need notecards, right? Anyway, I made this set for her last week and thought (since it's made with Papertrey Ink stamps) that I'd submit it for the Guest Star Stamper contest at Papertrey Ink. . .and I got an Honorable Mention! How cool is that? What a WONDERFUL surprise! So, hopefully my mom will give them an Honorable Mention too! :) Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Beautiful Blooms, Ambassador Monogram set (Papertrey Ink); Paper- Whisper White (SU), chocolate, tan (DCWV); Ink- Wheat, Sahara Sand, Sage (VersaMagic), Burnt Umber (Palette); Accessories- cream organdy ribbon, Martha Stewart Brownstone glitter, Nestabilities small square, ticket corner punch.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Fa La La

Yesterday's Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS was to make a white-based card. A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a bunch of those $1 Studio G clear stamp sets they had at Joann's. Each set is cuter than the next! I've been playing with the different sets. I LOVE how they're easy to transport. . .you can take a stamp set, a Stampin' Spot and some cardstock all in a small ziplock bag! :) That's nice when you want to get out of the house for the day, but still want to stamp! Sometimes I'll take my little ziplock bag to my parents' when I go visiting. Anyway, I just loved these little ornaments. The sentiment was actually from another Studio G clear set that I got, but I really liked the font and the size of it. I thought it would work well with the ornaments. I think this card took all of 15 minutes to create. It probably wouldn't even take that long to re-create since some of the time was used deciding on stamps, colors and embellishment.
I've gotta get to some wrapping and gift making today. My family (mom/dad/brothers/sisters) are having our Christmas tonight because nobody has to work and we could ALL get together at the same time. I wanted to make a few things before then and I'm hoping that will happen! Hopefully I'll be able to show you those things later! Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Studio G clear stamp set; Paper- Whisper White, Wild Wasabi; Ink- Versafine Onyx Black, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi; Accessories- double stitched ribbon, Stardust Stickles, paper piercer.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Happy Mail!

Look at this wonderful surprise package I received in the mail! It was so unexpected. . .when I saw it I kept trying to think what I had ordered. LOL I opened it to find these awesome gifts from Julie Villeneuve! How very, very sweet! Thank you so much Julie! Julie put her blog address on the card, but when I try to go there it tells me that page is not available. So, Julie, please let me know if your address has changed! I'd LOVE to share more of your work with everyone, and I'd love to check it out myself! :) Thank you so much for the thoughtful gifts. . .I really, really appreciate them! I just LOVE that little frog scrapbook. How CUTE!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lucky Stars

Have you been over to Verve Visual to check out the new releases? There are four new sentiment sets and two remixed versions of previously released sets Starlight Starbright and Wonderful Wishes. . .and, the new stamps are CLEAR! Isn't that exciting? I just LOVE all of the sentiments Julee comes up with. They are all so hip and fun and not the "same old saying". They are perfect for so many cards and different occasions, but I also find them perfect for scrapbook pages. I don't create scrapbook pages as often as I'd like to, but these sentiments really inspire me to make scrapbook pages. This page features a photo I took of the kids the other day. Just looking at this picture makes me realize how thankful I am for these three beautiful children and how lucky I am that these two little girls love their little brother so much! "I Thank My Lucky Stars For You" seemed the PERFECT sentiment to go with this picture. So, if you're looking for that perfect sentiment for your creation, I'm sure you'll find just the one over at Verve Visual. Check it out! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Starlight Starbright (Verve Visual); Paper- Cowboy Collection (Crate Paper); Ink- Burnt Umber (Palette), So Saffron, Bashful Blue (SU); Accessories- brads (Making Memories), small and large oval punch, key tag punch, large star punch (SU), polka dot ribbon (May Arts), paper piercer.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Rosey Celery

This was for yesterday's Color Challenge on SCS, Rosey Celery. . .to use Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie and Certainly Celery. This color combination is SO NOT my normal choice, but I actually like how it turned out. It's definitely different! The papers are from the Palette O'Prints that Stampin' Up offered as a sampling of their Prints Designer Series paper. I colored with Stampin' Up markers. That was different for me, not to use a blender pen or Aquapainter. I am still loving my Elzybells stamps! If I didn't have to color her, I'd use her for my Christmas cards.

I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things at home. The baby is doing WONDERFULLY. I seem to have lost my mojo, though. At least, that's the way I feel and I know it's because I'm not stamping as much as I used to. I haven't really liked anything I've created lately. I'm sure you've all been through those periods, where nothing you create seems to thrill you. So, THANK YOU for continuing to stop by and leave your kind comments. You have no idea how much they've made my days lately (other than my children, of course) :) You guys are the best! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Elzybells; Paper- Rose Red, Certainly Celery Prints DS, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White; Ink- Versafine Onyx Black, Certainly Celery; Accessories- Celery grosgrain, key tag punch, Fruit Punch, Icicle Stickles, Giga scallop oval punch, Mega oval punch, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Blush Blossom markers.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Simple Christmas

Well, I've been saying I better get started on Christmas cards for a while now. I was just starting to think Christmas cards just weren't going to happen for me this year. . .and then I got to play a little yesterday. If I had a chance AT ALL to get cards stamped, written out and mailed, they would have to be very simple. Here is one of the cards I came up with. I've had this snowflake punch for a while and haven't really used it much. I punched it out and mounted it flat on the card. It's kind of neat because it really looks like it was dry embossed. I added some silver glitter glue dots to add some sparkle. The sentiment is by A Muse. The card was still looking a little too plain for me, so I added the scalloped bottom with some silver paper from the DCWV Metallic Stack. Hopefully I can get a little mass production going today! I have another card I was playing around with, but I don't know if it will come together. If it does, I'll be sure and show you that one too! Hope you all are doing well with your Christmas cards if you're making them! Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- A Muse Artstamps; Paper- Georgia Pacific White Cardstock, silver (DCWV Metallic Stack); Ink- Silver; Accessories- slit punch, silver glitter glue, Marvy snowflake punch, white organdy ribbon (Darice).

Monday, December 10, 2007

Birthday Verve

Today is a BIG day over at Verve Visual! Julee has released SIX new high quality photopolymer clear stamp sets! Four of them are brand new sentiment sets. If you loved Thoughtful Phrases, then you'll LOVE Family Phrases, Flirty Phrases, Uplifting Phrases and Heartfelt Phrases! Now they're even easier to position since they're clear! There are also remixed versions of Starlight Starbright and Wonderful Wishes available in clear. So, head on over and check them out! There is also a great SALE going on at Verve, so be sure and check that out while you're there!

Here's a card I made a while ago using the Fancy Florals set. I haven't used this set in a while and I forgot how much I love it! I just love the multiple-step stamping you can do with it! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Fancy Florals (Verve Visual); Paper- Vintage Paisley (Basic Grey), chocolate, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Whisper White (Stampin' Up); Ink- Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky (Stampin' Up); Accessories- blue organdy ribbon (Darice), paper piercer, ticket corner punch, Stardust gel pen.

Sunday, December 9, 2007


This is for today's Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS, to CASE LilLuvsStampin. Charlene's work is just amazing, so it was great to actually get to browse through her gallery and choose a card to CASE! I chose this card. I thought Charlene's card was ADORABLE! I'm so happy for Charlene being chosen as Featured Stamper. Not only is she a very talented stamper, she takes the time to leave comments on other cards constantly. . .and I even got a card in the mail from her on the birth of Isaac. What a sweetheart! :) Congratulations, Charlene! I ALWAYS enjoy your work! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Merry & Bright (SU); Paper- Night of Navy, Certainly Celery, Palette O'Prints, Whisper White(SU); Ink- Versafine in Onyx Black, Certainly Celery, Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue, Old Olive (SU); Accessories- blender pen, Aquapainter, grosgrain ribbon, small and large oval punches.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Pucker Up!

I found a minute to stamp today and I thought I'd use Jen's Sketch For You To Try! It's been a while since I've done one of her sketches and I needed some inspiration, so THANK YOU, Jen! This is another one of the Elzybells images I got. I couldn't resist the sentiment either. I added some Icicle Stickles behind "Elzy" for some sparkle and "snow". The ribbon is some velvet ribbon I bought at Michael's a while back. The card was pretty quick since the layout was already chosen for me. That's why I LOVE sketch challenges! :) Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday. I'm hoping to get a start on Christmas cards today, but I don't know if that's going to happen. I have a couple of "simple" designs in my head, so we'll see! Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Elzybells Art Stamps; Ink- Versafine Onyx Black, Regal Rose, Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal; Paper- Christmas Glitter Stack (DCWV), Kraft, Georgia Pacific White Cardstock; Accessories- brads (Making Memories); velvet ribbon (Michael's), Icicle Stickles, paper piercer, Snowflake Cuttlebug folder, blender pen.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Snow Hug

This is for today's Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS, 3x3 Quickies. We were supposed to make a 3x3 card using quick tools, limited layers and one embellishment. This is just what I needed today. . .QUICK!!! I got this Penny Black Snowpeople image from Pam Speidel of Stamping With {Serendipity} a little while ago in the mail. Aren't they just the CUTEST? This is the first time I've used the images she sent me and now I HAVE to get this stamp! It's just adorable! Thanks again, Pam! I don't know if you can tell in the second photo, but the heads of the snowpeople are a little raised. I put dimensionals behind their heads, while the bottom of the image is mounted flat on the card. It gives a neat 3-D effect of them "watching" the snowfall in the background. This card was super fast and simple, so if you're looking for something fast and simple, head on over to the Limited Supplies Challenge and give it a try! Have a Happy Friday! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Penny Black, So Many Sayings (SU); Ink- Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue, Night of Navy; Paper- Christmas Glitter Stack, blue (DCWV), Whisper White; Accessories- white organdy ribbon (May Arts), Icicle Stickles, hole punch, blender pen.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

More Wonderful Mail

I received more beautiful cards for Isaac! The first one is from Melanie Janzen (aka Batgirl) at Melanie's Madness. I just LOVE this set. That hippo is adorable! What a cute card! Thank you so much, Melanie, for thinking of us!

The second card is from Shelly Kuck. Most of you probably know her as papermoon04 on Splitcoast. What a sweet, sweet card! I LOVE all that Cuttlebugging! Thank you so much Shelly. What a wonderful surprise!

The third card is from Charlene Merrick. You probably know her as LilLuvsStampin on Splitcoast. This is another one of my favorite sets! I just LOVE that bear. . .and look at that bow tie Charlene put on him! Just too cute! Thank you, Charlene for your thoughtfulness. It is MUCH appreciated!

You guys are just awesome! You really know how to make a girl feel special! THANK YOU!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Prettie Wednesday

It's that time again! Two weeks ago, Julie Campbell issued a challenge for the Paper Pretties Design Team to make a monogram gift for your fellow Prettie Girl. I'm supposed to make something for Joanne Basile. I thought and thought about something different to send, rather than a card set. I came up with wine glass charms. They didn't exactly turn out how I envisioned. . .sorry Joanne! I won't be offended if you don't ever use them! :) The shrink plastic never "shrinks" in the perfect shape, and the flowers didn't turn out as pretty as I had hoped. Instead of using Joanne's first name for the monogram, I used her last name since I thought the wine glasses would be for the "Family of Basile"! LOL I can't wait to check out what the other Prettie Girls(Alli, Christie, Jillian, Joanne, Julie C., Julie M., and Kristine) have come up with! Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Heartfelt Thanks, Letterpress Alphabet (Stampin' Up); Ink- StazOn Jet Black; Accessories- jump rings, shrink plastic, beads, hole punch, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Ballet Blue and Bravo Burgundy markers (Stampin' Up).

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Summer Celery

This is for today's Color Challenge on Splitcoast, Summer Celery. . .to use Certainly Celery, Summer Sun, and Old Olive. I really like this color combination! It kind of makes me feel in a summer mood! I HAD to use some of my new Stampendous Bees that I got from Eclectic Paperie when they had their Coterie. I received 3 new bee stamps, 3 new Changito stamps and 2 sentiments in a fun clear paint can! This is the first chance I've had to ink one up!

Hope your Monday started off better than mine did! I think it's going to be better now, but boy did I get up on the wrong side of the bed today! :) I think most of it was from lack of sleep! :) Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Bee Buddies, Crazy About You (Stampendous); Paper- olive, Certainly Celery, Summer Sun, Whisper White (Stampin' Up); Ink- Palette in Noir, Summer Sun, Certainly Celery, Old Olive; Accessories- Crop-a-dile, brads (Making Memories), ticket corner punch, paper piercer, blender pen, stitched ribbon (Darice).

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Very Happy Mail!

It has taken me a while to take pictures and upload them, etc, but I wanted to share with you all of the wonderful cards and gifts that were waiting for me when I got home from the hospital!

This snowman set was from Donna Baker at Serenity in Stamping. Isn't this just the CUTEST? I LOVE the gift tag too! So perfect! Donna, I couldn't help but post it. . .it's just too cute not to share! :)

Flo at Flossie's Follies sent me this adorable card with the Sweet Pea patterned paper and a gift card. Flo, you really didn't have to do that. Thank you so much for thinking of us! I also got this wonderful Christmas card from Flo! How cute is that?

Dawn Griffith at Dawn's Stampin Thoughts sent this adorable baby card. What a unique sentiment! I just LOVED it!

Lynn Put sent the ADORABLE hippo card! I just LOVE that little "baby" tag. How absolutely sweet!

Beate of Fresh and Fun made this very elegant baby card! It is just gorgeous! She does this style so well. . .a style that I just shy away from! LOL

RoseAnn Reynolds of Paper Delightz sent the adorable little baby with the Cuttlebugging! RoseAnn, I have to tell you I went out and bought these Cuttlebug folders because of this card! Too CUTE!

Mary Jo Albright of Beauty Lies Within made the adorable teddy bear card with those awesome jumbo brads! LOVE those colors!

Maria Colosimo of Kitchen Sink Stamps sent this unique round card! What a neat way to use your Nestabilities! And what a CUTE card!

Jenn at Just For You By Jenn sent the CUTE baby buggy card. LOVE those colors Jenn! Such a sweet, sweet card!

Lila Holgate at Lila's Creative Corner sent this rockin' star card along with the Rock Star rhinestone stickers. . .just because! How thoughtful of her. . .and I LOVE the card and stickers!

Andrea Hays of Crafts on a Whim sent this thank you card for being a Featured Crafter on her site. Thank me? I'm the one that should be thanking her! Andrea also sent an Expectabella and Her Fella card for the baby and I'm so mad. . .I can't find it! It's one of the things that got lost in the shuffle of coming home from the hospital and reorganizing everything! It is an ADORABLE card too! Andrea, as soon as I find it, I will share it here. . .I promise! Thank you so much for the wonderful cards! EDITED TO ADD: As I was typing this, I remembered that my husband brought that card to the hospital, so I checked in my hospital bag, and there is was! Isn't it adorable!? Did you notice the Bella has "eyeshadow" on? So cute!

The adorable baby rattle card came from Bonnie Ratzloff. I LOVE all the sparkle and the primas! Such a cute card!

And finally, this gorgeous stork card came from Amy Westerman of Heartfelt Greetings. I don't know if you can see in the picture, but this card has REAL stitching and it's GORGEOUS! If I could sew, I would think about getting a sewing machine, but I'll just stick to the faux stitching! LOL Your stitching is PERFECT, Amy!

Again, a BIG thanks to ALL of you! You made my coming home from the hospital a real treat! I really appreciate all of your thoughts and especially your beautiful creations! Big HUGS from me to you!


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