Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Petite Pansies

I know, I know- it's been way to long- things have just been crazy busy and haven't had much time to go down to the dungeon and stamp. So my fix for that is to pull out one of my Simply sent card kits....I whipped this one up in a hurry, as I was feeling quite guilty for not posting anything!! It's a quick and easy card, but when you don't have much time and everything is cut for you this is a great solution!!
Still, though I need some new stamps for inspiration...........I might just have to break down and order some new ones :>
Here's the card for the day- or should I say week.......oh gosh I hope not- hopefully I'll be able to find some more time to get to work :>

Stamp set: Petite Pansies Simply Sent Card Kit
Card Stock- Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, and Very Vanilla (all which comes in the kit)
Ink: Perfect Plum, Old Olive, and So Saffron.
Accessories: 5/8th Grosgrain Very Vanilla Ribbon, and Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dot Impression Folder.

Thanks all for stopping by- sorry it took me so long to post- I'll try to be MUCH better :>

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Vintage Vogue

Happy Thursday!! I didn't get a chance to post yesterday, it was a crazy day, busy!!. Once again it's rainy here in Utah.....I really need the SUN to stay!

Really quick here is my card for the day using The Vintage Vogue set from the Mini Catalog.

Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue
Card Stock- Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Old Olive and Whisper White.
Ink: Bermuda Bay Certainly Celery, and Old Olive.
Accessories: Big Shot- Top Note Die and Scallop Circle #2 Die (used the negative piece to sponge Certainly Celery in the middle). Old Olive Satin Ribbon, and a Silver Brad.

And one more quick picture- This is what happens when you have too many cats already and graciously agree to take two Kittens from your sister when your unemployed and don't have the $$ to get them fixed before this kind of thing happens............Thanks Jen!!!! and guess what the other one is pregnant too!!!..........sigh............for those that don't know, briefly....I was working for a major corporation for almost 16 years, and had transferred with them 3 times, and my option in 2009 again was to either relocate or to stay here in Utah. I decided to stay and take a severance package and have been out of work since October of 2009, and my unemployment doesn't start until this next week- that's 6 months, yes 6 months without income :< needless to say these two little Kitty's will be taken care of just as soon as I can! (okay one more time..... Thanks Jen!!) :> Love you!!
By the way- anyone in Utah, want a kitten when they're ready?? :>-

Thanks for stopping by- have a great Thursday!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Youngest Son!!

Happy Tuesday!!
Today is my youngest son's Birthday- he's 15!! Wow- I can't believe it!! He decided to stay home from school to spend time with his Mom- how sweet (or was it how sweet of me to let him??) :>. Since it's so hard to make teenagers cards, I had a bit of problem deciding with stamp set to use. I dug around, and found stamps for little kids, then dug some more and found the frogs- not that this is so appropriate for someone turning 15...but this is what he's getting :> I had originally bought this stamp set for a girl at work (uh......yes when I was working) for her to make her nieces baby shower invites, and I've never used it since.
I first stamped the images and then blended them a bit with a blender pen, then took my versa marker and went over the images then used clear embossing powder and embossed the images. I then sponged some water, and a sky for a little more depth...I think the water looks like mountains, but hey.....I'm pretty sure he won't care (I hope)-...'s the card:

Stamp Set: Hoppy For You, and sentiment from Crazy for Cupcakes.
Card Stock: Old Olive (I know, I know, I'm always using it!), Basic Black, Water coloring paper, and DSP from the Sweet Pea paper pack.
Ink:Black Stazon, Certainly Celery, Creamy Carmel, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze (figured it was okay to use since it's coming back in July...YIPPIE)...Apricot appeal, and Not Quite Navy.
Accessories: Basic Black 5/8th Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop border punch, sponges and Stampin dimensionals

Have a great Tuesday!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Thoughts and Prayers

Happy Monday!! Hope everyone had a great weekend- I did, but it was much to short! The weather was great, got some spring cleaning done, and did some garage selling...(I'm always up for a good deal) :>.
Okay today's card is from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set, I really like this set, I haven't had to use it for a sympathy card yet, I might have to make some of those up here soon.
Let me know what you think :>

Stamp set: Thoughts and Prayers
Card Stock: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, and DSP is from the Sweet Pea Paper pack.
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Artichoke, Creamy Carmel, and Close to Cocoa.
Accessories: Twill Ribbon- which I lightly sponged some Close to Cocoa on, Hodgepodge ribbon slider and corner dodad, Chocolate mini brads from the Mini catalog, Button from the Button Late, and Linen thread.

Have a great Monday!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Herb Expression

Happy Friday!!! Yeah, we finally made it to Friday!! Today is going to be a beautiful day here in Utah and I can't wait.. I'm so tired of the rain and snow, I miss the SUN!! So........I had to make a card using some bright Yellow colors, and of course that color Old Olive seems to creep in every time, love that color!! My tulips are FINALLY coming up, so maybe this weekend I'll have to make a card showcasing Tulips...or not, well, we will see what inspires me this weekend :> Today's card is from the stamp set Herb Expressions, I've only dug this out one time, other then today, so I figure it was time to try again...let me know what you think :>

Stamp Set: Herb Expressions
Card Stock: Barely Banana, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Water Color paper and of course the DP is from my favorite Sweet Pea DS Paper Pack.
Ink: Barely Banana, and Old Olive
Accessories: Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Scallop border Punch, Stampin Dimensionals, Linen thread and buttons from the Button Late set.

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Country Morning

Is it Thursday?? Ahhh......this week has been a rough one for any type of's just not happening. The Weather finally was nice enough for the kids to go out and play...(yesterday we woke up to an inch of snow, but today it was in the 60's). I'm just ready for summer, it can't come soon enough!
Today's card is from another hostess set called Country Morning, I've played around with it before, and ended up tossing them...I know, I know, it's the story of my life these days!
However.............I do like how this one came out :> Maybe it's the black that I like??
Anyway here it is...

Stamp Set: Country Morning, and Charming (used for the back ground on the Vanilla CS)
Card Stock: Creamy Carmel, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Vanilla, and Watercolor Paper.
Ink: Creamy Carmel, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Apricot Appeal.
Accessories: 1 1/4 inch striped Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, and Black mini Library clip.

Have a great Thursday and Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wedding Sweet

Good Morning!! Two cards this morning using the Wedding Sweet set. I wanted to show you that the Wedding sets don't have to be just for Weddings, they make great cards for any occasions- I left these two blank just in case I wanted to add a Thank you, or Happy Birthday to the inside.

Stamp set: Wedding Sweet
Card Stock: Barely Banana, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Whisper White and DP from the Sweet Pea Set.
Ink: Barely Banana, Tempting Turquoise, and Old Olive.
Accessories: Old Olive 5/8th Grosgrain Ribbon Scallop Punch, 1/2 Circle punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Corner Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch and Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads.

Stamp Set: Wedding Sweet
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Red Rose, Old Olive, and Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Red Rose, and Old Olive
Accessories: Whisper White, Rose Red, and Old Olive 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon, Filigree Brad and Circle Ice Brads.

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!