Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Monkey is Back.....

Good Morning! I just love these monkeys! They really are fun to work with. This card came together pretty quickly, at least pretty quickly for me :) The polka dot background is wrapping paper from Martha Stuart, really it is. It was on sale at Michaels and I liked it so I bought it thinking that I would find something to do with it. Well, what I didn't realize was some of the little brown circles are flocked!!! How fun is that, that was a little bonus for me. I knew I wanted this card to be kind of girly but I wanted some brown in it too. I put the brown cardstock under the image and it just wasn't working for me, so then I moved it to where it is now, but it didn't have to polka dots on it and it was still missing something. So, I used the polka dot background stamp from (which of course is where you can get the Monkey Love set as well :) and the polka dots added just the right touch for me. The fiber is just from my stash, I have no idea where it came from, but it reminded me of monkey fur so I added it too. Like I said, it was a fun card to make!

Okay, so now I have a question for all of you. How long does it take you to make a card if you're starting from scratch, meaning no sketch, no products that you have to use, no certain colors etc. I find that when I'm making cards pretty often, it takes me less time to come up with ideas and so less time to make them, but if I stop making them for a while, it takes much longer to get back into the swing of things. My average is probably about an hour. If I'm given a sketch, or certain products, or challenges then it usually is less than that. Leave me a comment and let me know how fast you make cards!

Our quote for the day: "Life is tough, and if you have the ability to laugh at it you have the ability to enjoy it." - Salma Hayek

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Love an Unloved Stamp Challenge

Good morning! Today is the day to love an unloved stamp! This doesn't mean use a stamp you don't like, it means use a stamp that you haven't used in a long time or that hasn't ever seen ink!

For my card, my unloved stamp is my Precious Moments Bunny. I think she's so cute and yet, I haven't used her in a very long time! The Happy Easter stamp is one a bought last year and used last year :) I also used some old Daisy D's paper so I loved on 2 different older things, is that extra points??? The patterned paper is stitched around the outside to replicate the stitching on the paper. Then I took my whale of a punch square and punched a window in the front of the card. I stamped the bunny and colored her with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits, then pop-dotted her into the window opening. It was still missing something so I punched another square with my whale of a punch square out of blue and then used my square scallop punch to create a frame for the window. When I opened the card the bunny was kind of just floating there so I created another frame for her and then added the little prima flowers. For the Happy Easter sentiment, I stamped and then embossed in white onto a label cut with quickutz. I added the ribbon and it was finished! I have realized that I use ribbon on almost every card I make, sometimes just a little piece, sometimes a big one, but apparently I love ribbon!

I really like this challenge. It makes me think of new things to do with some stamps that I probably wouldn't purchase now, because they aren't my style or for whatever reason. Give it a try and leave a comment with a link to your creation so we can all see what you've come up with.

Our quote for the day: "Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." - Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Another St. Patrick's Day card

Good Morning! I'm up early this morning with this sinus stuff - YUCK!!

This morning's card is similar to yesterday's card because I used basically the same materials. I've seen blog posts and such about people using 1 sheet of patterned paper to make as many cards as they could out of it and I think that would be so much fun. I haven't tried it yet, but I do try to make a few cards when I cut into a piece of 12 X 12 paper. Maybe that could be a challenge we do :) I used the Reminisce shimmer paper for the top polka dots and the plaid, stitched around those and around the card, punched shamrocks from plain shimmer paper using Quickutz and put little Hero Arts sequins in the center. The stamp is the same one as yesterday.

Remember tomorrow is love an unloved stamp challenge so if you get a chance today, think about what stamp you want to love :) I'll be working on mine today.

Our quote for the day: "Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Good Morning! First things first, Happy Birthday Sara!!! We survived the sleepover and the girls had fun, they even slept a little bit :) I know I should probably be showing a birthday card today, but I haven't made one in a while, it's on my list to do today. I started last night getting sick again. I don't know what it is with this sinus, coughing stuff, but I'm tired of it!

Anyway, this Happy St. Patrick's Day card was fun to make. I used the shimmery Reminisce papers and zigzag stitched the seams. The clovers are made from Quickutz and I put little green flower gems on the inside and popped the clovers up with pop-dots. Then I just stamped the Happy St. Patty's Day on the bottom. That stamp is from Hampton Art Stamps. The plaid paper is two sided and the other side is just a darker shade of the same plaid. I've used this paper for quite a few things.

Today is going to be about laundry. I've got a lot to do and then I want to work on my scrapbooking room. Other than that, I hope to stamp a bit. What are your plans for today? Remember Love an Unloved Stamp is coming up Wednesday so if you have a few minutes, think about what stamp you can love :)

Also, has a new product. It's a scent that comes in a bottle like nail polish and you just brush it on your card, glitter whatever. I can't wait to try it. I want the banana smell to use with my monkey stamps! How fun will that be?

Our quote for the day: "Make it a bad moment, not a bad day." - Katherine Mylius

Have a great day and thanks for coming by!

Friday, February 22, 2008

A Card from the Vault :)

Good Morning! Last night I didn't have any time to stamp so this morning I pulled a card that I did a while ago to show. For this card I went outside of my box and did a card that is not the usual 4 1/4 X 5 1/2. This one's tall and skinny, I don't know the exact measurements right now, but if you want to know them just let me know.

I love this paper and just recently got the paisley Cuttlebug embossing folder, so I'm thinking of using this paper again with the embossing folder, at least that's what's in my brain right now. The Congratulations stamp is one of the $1 stamps from Michaels. I stitched around the whole card then added ribbon at the seam between the papers and added the primas. That's it, it was an easy card, but with the papers I chose, I didn't need a whole lot of embellishing.

It's going to be another busy weekend, volleyball tournament, soccer games, and a double 14 year old birthday party at our house with 14 girls spending the night. I'm looking forward to it because they are a good group of girls, it will be fun! But, I may not post every day this weekend, I'll try though!

Our quote of the day: "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Fish Bowl Makes Me Happy

Good Morning! It really is a good morning, our high for today is supposed to be 19 degrees - woo hoo!!!!

Are you wondering about my title for today? Well, just look at this card, specifically this stamp. Isn't it the cutest? Everytime I look at it I smile and sometimes giggle! I just love it! I bought it at Archivers just the other day, it's in their hot spot section for $1.99.

Again I used the Sassafrass Lass paper (I'm almost out of it so you'll get to see something new soon :) and one of the newest cuttlebug embossing folders, swiss dots. I stamped in Versafine Black, colored with prismacolor pencils and blended with mineral spirits, then I went over the whole fish bowl with glossy accents so the whole bowl looks shiny. The image is matted on Bazzill Bling, then I added the orange gems and pop dotted the image onto the card. Easy and fun! I just love when I find a new stamp that makes me giggle!

Our quote for the day: "In the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures." - Kahlil Gibran

Stamp something that makes you giggle today, it's good to giggle! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Love an Unloved Stamp Day

Good Morning! I'm sure you're surprised, but it's cold here again today. Our temp right now is -10 degrees and our high is going to be 3. No snow in the forecast until Monday though - woo hoo!!

It's love an unloved stamp day today and I used 2 unloved stamps on this one. Have you ever purchased a stamp thinking it would be an easy stamp to use and one you would pick up often. Well, this flower stamp was that to me and it turns out I never pick it up to use it. I love it, I just don't ever come up with any good ideas to use with it. Both of these stamps are Inkadinkado. I scalloped the bottom of the front of my card with my corner rounder and then used one side of the reminisce paper for the top and the other darker side for the bottom to represent the grass. The flower gems are these cute and fun little flowers by Dress It Up. They add lots of bling :) I stamped the sentiment with Tsukineko Brilliance ink - peacock color which is a green, teal, and blue all on one pad and then matted that onto Bazzill Bling. Tied a little bow around the top and it was finished. Made me feel good to use these stamps. Give it a try. Love an Unloved Stamp and then leave a comment with a link so we can see what you do with your unloved stamps.

Our quote of the day: "What you keep to yourself you lose, what you give away, you keep forever." - Axel Munthe

Stay warm and love a stamp today :) Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

One More Monkey Love

Good Morning! More snow in our forecast for today, not much though and it's getting up to 22 degrees before going down to -7 tomorrow!!! BBBBrrrrrrrrrr!

I wanted to show one more card using the Monkey Love set from so you can see that even though I used the same patterned papers, the cards all turned out so different. This is a really fun stamp set that can be used for many different occasions. Once again, Sassafrass Lass patterned papers, even the arrows were cut out of one of the Sassafrass Lass pp and I added some Copic clear glitter pen to them, but the picture doesn't show that, bazzill bling cardstock, I did use a McGill punch that I don't use quite as often for this one. The word windows that "This hugs for you" is on, is that punch. Of course the Marvy scallop punches are on there too :) Just a really fun set that is only $11 so click on over there and check it out.

Our quote for the day: "With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

Have a great day and be sure to stop in tomorrow for "Love an Unloved Stamp Day". If you have a chance today, make your card with your unloved stamp so you can post a link in the comments so we can see it! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 18, 2008

More Monkey Love

Good Morning! Another card from CC Designs "Monkey Love" set available at These monkeys are so cute and really easy to color. This one I colored with my prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits. Sassafrass Lass papers again with Bazzill Bling cardstock. I used my Whale of a Punch corner punch on this one and, of course, my Marvy scallop punch. I inked around pretty much everything. I just love the casual feel these stamps have. You can send them to pretty much anyone and know that they are going to smile!

The beginning of another week and my scrapbooking room is slowly coming around. I've been sorting so I only put into the room what I'm going to use. I'm pretty much a pack rat and don't want to get rid of anything I "might use one day" so it's a big thing for me to part with stuff. But I do want my room to look nice and be inspiring so I'm trying my hardest!

Our quote for the day: "Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders." - Bob Moawad

Have a great day and be sure to click on over to and check out the new stamps and the gallery!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Monkey Love

Guess's snowing again. Actually we are in a blizzard warning until midnight tonight! Even some of the churches are cancelling their services!! Good thing I have new stamps to play with, even though I should be working on getting my room back together.

These are part of the new "Monkey Love" set from CC Designs at They are sooooooooooo cute. Along with this set, Christine has also released some background stamps. This card used the polka dots background. There are also hearts and plaid. If you haven't been over there, go take a peek. Be sure to look in the gallery too because there are some REALLY cute cards made with these! I used Sassafrass Lass paper with Bazzill cardstock, colored my monkeys with copic markers, yes I've been practicing but still have a long way to go to be able to get the highlights and such. These stamps were so easy and fun to work with. I've got some more samples to show you, but you'll have to wait, unless you go to the gallery at All That Scraps, they're up there already. :) (I have to have something to show you on my blog each day :)

Our quote for the day: "A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men." - Roald Dahl

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Good Morning and Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your day is filled with loving things for you! Cliff and I went out to dinner last night because he has a class tonight. It was awesome, a new restaurant for us. For dessert we had Bananas Foster ice cream. I know, how do you make Bananas Foster into ice cream? That's what I wanted to know, but they did it and you could taste every flavor of the Bananas Foster, it was YUMMY!

Well, I guess this will be the last Valentine's Day card for this year, unless I decide to have Valentine's Day in September, kind of like Christmas in July :)

The round "love" stamp is a $1 stamp from Michaels and the hearts on the pink side strip is from a clear set from last year, by Impression Obsession. Can you tell how much I love my scallop punches???? I'm working on my scrapbooking room so that I can get my Wizard and my nestabilities going again. Yesterday I started hanging my clear stamps on my Clip-it-up. I think this may work well for me. The stamps that come in CD cases are getting put in a CD holder on one of my shelves and the others are getting hung onto the clip-it-up so we can see what sets we really have. It's slow, but we are making progress.

Yesterday I posted the "Love an Unloved Stamp" challenge really late so be sure to scroll down to yesterdays post and make something for the challenge. Then leave a comment with a link to your creation so we can all see it!

Our quote for the day: "Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." - Franklin P. Jones

Have a great Valentine's Day and do something fun today! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Love an Unloved Stamp Day

Good Evening! I'm so sorry that it took me this long to post this message. Too many things going on around me to get done what I really want to get done :)

Today's challenge is to love an unloved stamp. Again, this doesn't mean to use a stamp you don't like, it means to use a stamp you love, but just haven't used in a while or ever. In my case, it's that I've never used this stamp. I LOVE it, obviously or I wouldn't have bought it, but I just hadn't used it. It's a Penny Black stamp called Lace Flower. I used it with some Heidi Grace papers and Bazzill cardstock. I used my Making Memories slot punch to make the half circles that are holding the stamped image and then eyelets through those holding the ribbon. I used my Sakura stardust yellow glitter pen to fill in a little bit of the stamped flower to give it some shimmer. Oh, I did use my Heidi Swap distresser to distress both the striped paper and the patterned paper that's under the stamped image.

Now it's your turn, love an unloved stamp and leave a comment with a link to your creation!!

Our quote for the day: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Good Morning! Valentine's Day is almost here and I still have a few cards to post. It's still snowing here and is supposed to snow again on Thursday. I'm really in need of some sunshine!!! I guess I am going to have to make some cards with really bright colors for a while :)

This card is made with all My Mind's Eye papers and then the cuttlebug embossed bunny is embossed onto DieCutsWithaView cardstock that has a white core so that when I sand it, you can really see the image. I really like DCWV cardstock for that reason, plus it has a little bit of texture too. No stamping on this card at all, well except on the inside where I stamped Happy Valentine's Day.

Tomorrow is Love an Unloved Stamp day so I'll have to get busy because I don't have that one finished yet.

Quote for the day: "Love is the most priceless treasure life affords us." - Alan Harris

Have a great day and thanks for popping in!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Be Mine

Good Morning! Well, it's the middle of the morning, but I have a cold that's kicking my behind. Actually it's an infection, I did go to the doctor Friday, but still, it's kicking my behind.

Anyway, have you been to to see the new stamps yet? If not jump on over there and take a peek, they're so cute. I hope to be making some samples with them today!!!

This card uses one of the Valentine sets that I love so much! (Sorry the colors are kind of off, I didn't do a very good job fixing this one.) If you scroll down a couple of posts you will see that I used the same sketch as I did for the Happy Spring card, but since I used different colors and such, it's has a different look. I love my cuttlebug embossing folders, they are coming out with some new ones and All That Scraps has some of them already. They also have some new background stamps that are really cute. Your background really can make a difference on your cards so if you've never tried a background stamp, give one a whirl!

Our Quote of the day: "Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish. " -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Mini Cards - so much fun!!

Good morning! Yes, it's a little early, but that's okay. I went out of my box for a challenge again. If you have never participated in a challenge let me encourage you to try one. They are so much fun!!! This one was to make a mini card, but I had so much fun doing it that I made two and have plans for some more. You know when you mail a package to someone and you just need to write a little note to put in it? These are perfect. Mine are 2.5 X 3.5. I've had them for a while but just hadn't done anything with them. Mine are called gift cards and they came with envelopes although I don't know if the post office would really mail them. I also used some stamps that had never felt ink before so I accomplished alot with these little guys. The thanks one uses stampendous clear stamps, is colored with prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits, there is clear glitter on the orange part of the petals and a yellow gem in the center. There are also little green gems on the grassy part next to the thanks. I also added a little blue highlight with prisma pencils and mineral spirits around the whole flower and then used a souffle pen to make a border around the outside of the card.

For the hello card I punched the pink Marvy scallop punch out of green bazzill bling and then stamped the bird on it. I colored the bird with a copic marker and just went heavier around the outside of the bird than the wing. I pierced holes in the scallops, inked around the edge of the card, attached the ribbon and then put the circle on the top with small pop-dots. That's it. These were so much fun and so easy that I have a couple more that I have ideas for. Some of those ideas use stamps I have never inked before so that may be for my next "Love an Unloved Stamp day". There are so many places that you can find challenges, and I am going to try to get a few more going. I think "Love an Unloved Stamp" day is going to be on Wednesdays! So next week be sure you stop by on Wednesday and participate, I promise you'll have fun.

Our quote for the day: I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something." - Helen Keller

Tomorrow Sara has a volleyball tournament so I may not be posting, sorry about that. But then again, I just may surprise you :) Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by.

Remember too, that will release their new stamps Saturday at 10:00pm. You don't want to miss it!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Is Spring Here Yet?

Good Morning! I love Spring, it's probably my favorite season. I think because of all the renewal, the flowers coming up, the trees getting new leaves, I just love it. Yes, we do have about 7" of snow on the ground as I'm daydreaming about spring, but that's okay. If we didn't have the snow, the spring wouldn't be as meaningful to me! This is a card I did a few months ago and I ended up just loving it, so I use the 'sketch' for other cards as well. Some of you talked about having a challenge where we use the same products to make 2 or 3 different projects and that way we can see how different they can look. Well I'll try to get some pictures of the different cards I've made with this same sketch and post them. Then you can all give it a try. For this one I used shimmer paper on the top embossed with the cuttlebug embossing folder and Reminisce paper for the stripes and the plaid, it's shimmery too. The stamp is from Stampendous and really says Hello Friend at the bottom but I didn't want the sentiment so I didn't ink it :) I used my McGill tab punch and snap stamps, I can't remember who makes them, but I love them. If you want to know send me an email and I'll go find them and let you know, how's that for lazy this morning??? :) Oh the Happy Spring is from Stampendous and is one of the sticker collections that they put out for the holidays. It was easy and fun.

Our quote for the day: "Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent Van Gogh

Have a great day and remember Spring is around the corner :)

Also remember that the new stamp sets for will be available Saturday night at 10:00 pm, and they are way too cute!!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

$1 Stamps & Snow

Good Morning! Let's start with the snow. School is cancelled for today, we have 6.3 inches on the ground and it's still snowing, and blowing, and the weather lady says to expect another 1-2". Now, I really like snow, I LOVE to watch it falling, yesterday sometimes it came down as big light snowflakes that were just beautiful, but I haven't seen the sun in about 5 days or so..........sigh! Luckily I don't have anywhere I HAVE to go today, so maybe I will get the second coat of paint on the scrapbooking room. Look at the bright side right? Well, that's a good lead in for today's card, the bright side. I really needed to post something bright and cheerful so this is it. I actually made this card a while ago, but the bright colors always draw me to it. The stamps are $1 stamps, I think these are from Michaels, but Joanne's carry $1 stamps too and Archiver's carries $1.99 stamps. These particular ones are wood mounted and I thought were lots of fun. There aren't always lots to choose from so it's more that you purchase the ones you like instead of going there to look for particular stamps, but for $1 they can be fun to play with. On this card, the red background flower is just one flower that I stamped randomly and then added prima flowers and stampendous sticker silver shiny things. The thinking of you stamp, I stamped in navy blue, inked the edge of the yellow cardstock and attached a Hero Arts gem in the center of the flower. It's all mounted on navy blue cardstock and you're finished. A quick and easy card using the $1 stamps.

Our quote for the day: "We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails." - Bertha Calloway

Update on stamps. The newest stamps will be released on Saturday at 10pm, so check in soon for some sneak peeks, you're going to LOVE the new stamps!!! And Christine has some new plans she's working on too, awesome stuff!!!!!

Have a great day and happy stamping!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Key to my Heart :)

Good Morning! I'm posting a little early this morning because Ben started morning soccer workouts. They start at 6:00am. Of course I'm up and making sure he has everything he needs and will be eating breakfast at school after practice and such, yes, I am a dork, but I wouldn't change it! Sara is going early for Student Council this morning, but not nearly as early as Ben. Last year when Ben did this, we were taking him to school on these mornings at 5:45 am. Needless to say I wasn't really awake yet, but this year since he can drive, it's a bit easier on us.

We are expecting some snow today. From what I can tell, we are on the line between 5 - 7 " and 6 - 10". It should start this evening. I'll let you know!

This card was really fun for me. I was at my LSS one evening and saw this paper from Rusty Pickle. I don't use Rusty Pickle paper that often so it kind of posed a challenge for me, although not much of one because I loved it! There is a sketch on that I did this one for and I really like how it turned out. The black heart is cut from a piece of 12X12 patterned paper and I put it on a piece of DieCutsWithaView cardstock. Then I just tied the ribbon around and knotted the key charm onto the knot on the ribbon. I used glossy accents on the keyhole of the black heart just to make it show up a bit better.

I encourage you to participate in some challenges. I know that it doesn't always work with your schedule, but you can still participate. On Card Studio Designs card-a-day challenge, I'm probably about 10 days behind, but I just write down what the challenge for each day is and then when I do have time to be creative, I start with the challenges. It certainly has given me a starting place for times when I don't really know what I want to do. I will be doing more challenges here on Lagniappe too, so maybe you can start here :)

Our quote for the day: "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." - David Viscott

Thanks for stopping by today. Keep warm, and try a challenge!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Throwing a Birthday card in the mix :)

Good Morning! How is your morning starting off so far? Ours is cold and wet. There are a couple of towns that are semi-close to us that got 12.5 inches of snow yesterday and are getting freezing rain today. BBBBrrrrrrrr!!

Today, I decided to throw in a birthday card that didn't have any Valentine's colors in it whatsoever :) On this card I used a new product for me. It's not a new product by any means, but it is for me. Tim Holtz's distress embossing powder. It was pretty cool. You use it like regular embossing powder except it's a little bit harder to tell when it has melted. Then you rub your fingers across the image and scrape off the little things that are still sticking up (the special release crystals) and that's what makes it look distressed. Pretty cool! I thought it fit this card very well and I will be getting some more of these embossing powders! You can purchase them through AllThatScraps here, . Lots of colors to choose from.

Our quote of the day: "It is difficult to give away kindness. It keeps coming back to you. " - Cort Flint

Thanks for stopping by and be looking for another "Love your Unloved Stamps" challenge soon. You can still participate in the last one. Just scroll down to that post and stamp away. Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your creation. Have a great day!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Is it Valentine's Day yet?

Are you tired of seeing Valentine's cards yet? I'm actually having fun making them and look at it this way, if you are planning on making a couple of Valentine's cards this year, you certainly have some ideas to work with :) This is another simple one because now ALL of my scrapbooking & stamping supplies are downstairs in boxes and bins waiting patiently to be put back in a lovely painted and decorated room! So, until then, I'm working with supplies that I can reach without emptying out boxes and bins. If you have ever moved, you know the feeling, you try to keep out the things you think you're going to need, but inevitable there is something that you just HAVE to have and it's packed up in 1 of 800 boxes. Well, I'm looking at this as a challenge to work with what I have out.

This card uses a cuttlebug embossing folder, some patterned paper, and the "happy valentine's stamp" is from Stampendous. I colored in the "valentine's" and the hearts with copic markers and then added sparkles with copic glitter pens. The ribbons on the sides are the ones you can buy at Michaels for a little of nothing on a spool. It was a fun and easy one to make.

Our quote for the day: "If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path." - Buddhist saying

Have a great day and thanks for coming by!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Sometimes Simple looks Best

Good morning! It's warming up here, it's 27 degrees as I write this and we don't have a chance of snow until tomorrow night! I'm not sure we have had snow this frequently in the 3 years that we have lived here. The snow is beautiful as it's falling as long as I'm inside and don't have to get out for a while :)

This morning's cards is about simplicity. I was using these felt hearts and I was trying to mat them on something and add more papers and all kinds of things. But it just didn't work for me, I was just adding 'stuff' that didn't really convey the feeling I was going for. So in the end I decided to just use the 2 patterned papers and I stitched in white around the whole card then I added the felt hearts at the seam of the papers. The stamp is actually one that I haven't used for a long time, yes, I know that I really can only use it once a year anyway LOL! I did add sparkles to the little hearts that are part of the stamp and I added Glossy Accents to some of the hearts on the bottom paper. The top paper was made with some glossy accents on it. So, the moral of this post is sometimes simple designs work best for the card you're trying to make.

Room update: I hope to finish cleaning it out this morning and get the border that was on there before - a Chicago Bulls border and I don't even like the Chicago Bulls!!! I had already pulled the top layer off so I didn't have to see what it was but the backing is still there waiting for us to take it down. Then, just maybe we might go get the paint and start painting??? Cross your fingers for me please! :)

Our quote for the day: "Live life as if it were created just for you." - Maya Angelou

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, February 1, 2008

More Valentine's cards

Good Morning! I hope you're not getting tired of Valentine's cards. Yesterday I got a special order for Valentine's cards so I will be making some more in the next couple days. This one is another one I did as a challenge for We were supposed to use rub-ons. The bottom of my "O" didn't turn out perfectly so I added the die cut heart at the bottom to cover it. That goes back to my philosophy of "there are no mistakes only changes in plans". I really use this philosophy alot because many times things don't turn out exactly like I picture them in my head, but sometimes, actually alot of times, I like them better in real life. So, unless it's a BIG mistake that you can't do something with, don't scrap small mistakes, just ask yourself what you can do to make it work for you!

Update on my scrapbooking room. Well, I'm trying to carry everything downstairs so that I can get the room painted, but my desk is still in there and every now and then I want to make something so I end up carrying some things back upstairs, I know VERY counterproductive, but I do have cards to show for it :) This weekend I would like to get my room painted so please cross your fingers for me that I can leave the stuff downstairs.

Quote of the day: "Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey." - Barbara Hoffman

Thanks for coming by today, and if you haven't taken the "Love an unloved stamp challenge" be sure to scroll down a couple of days and play. Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your creation. Have a great day!