Thursday, March 31, 2011

Eagle Watch This is amazing

Hi Everyone,
This is so amazing. I am not getting anything done because I can't stop watching.
It is a UStream live of an eagle with 3 eggs. A friend said they might hatch tomorrow. The camera zooms in and out. It is so amazing.
Check it out here.

These are pictures I took of my screen. If you have a Mac did you know all you have to do is shift command 3 it takes a picture of your screen? It is cool.

If you watch please leave a comment I what to know what you think. It is so amazing.
Thanks for stopping,

Bling Queen

I found a great new blog and  she has blog candy. Take a look at this.

Head over to the Bling Queen it ends tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping,

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

SP and Company

Happy Wednesday!
I am going to be short today.  I got called in to teach today. I am still recovering from my card making weekend. We stayed up until 1:00AM Friday and Saturday making cards. I am too old for those hours but we were having so much fun. I will share the cards later.
The card I have for you today is one for SP and Company. I made this card for my son's birthday which is on Friday. He is an April Fools Baby who will be 27. Wow how does that happen?
Here is his card.
The Happy Birthday is from the SP & Company set called  Mix 'm Match Sentiments: Basics. This is a great set that I find very useful. Samantha has great sentiment stamps. Be sure to check them out.
The cat is a Penny Black and I colored it with memonto ink and a white jell pen. The sentiment on the flower I make on my computer. It is a joke between my son and his roommate's cat. I know it will make him laugh.
The sketch is from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 110.

Well I am off to face 30 first graders and that means I will be too tired to craft tonight. I do have a video I want to do for you. I learned something really cool last weekend. So be sure to stop back.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping,


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Stamp Scrap Doodle Saturday

Hi Everyone, 
When you are reading this I will be attending the Madison Mingle making 50 cards. It is a three day event and so much fun. So picture me knee deep in paper and tape, or sitting a yacking. LOL

This week at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday our challenge is a Photo Inspiration.
Isn't it pretty. Well I went with the tea theme because I wanted to use my Cricut.
I made another little ribbon flower and the stems are made from a snowflake. I added a little boarder with a MS punch and that is the same punch I used on the white liner inside. 
I hope you will join us this week at SSDS. I look forward to seeing all your creations.

        Card Recipe
  •  Paper:  Crumb Cake, Basic Grey Nook & Pantry
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake
  • Acc:  Cricut Cartridge A Child's Year, MS Pearl stickers

Have a wonderful Saturday
Thanks for stopping,

Friday, March 25, 2011

Guest Designer at SP and Company

Hi Everyone,
I am so excited to be the guest DT at SP and Company again this week. I made a fun card using "Easter Eggy." I really am enjoying this stamp set. You can do more that just Easter cards with it. I created this spring card that says, "You're my favorite chick."

The little flower was made by following this tutorial by Jaydee at Stampin with Jaydee.
I just want you to know that I didn't waist 3 layers of paper. Before I glued the layers together I punched out some things to use on other cards. This is what it looks like under the top image.  I don't know if this means I am cheap or clever.
Now head over to SP & Company to see all of Samantha's lovely stamps and cards.

Card Recipe
  • Stamps:  SP & Company :Easter Eggy"
  • Paper:  Bashful Blue, Cert Celery, Marina Mist, Blushing Bride 
  • Ink: Bashful Blue, Cert Celery, Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight to color the chicks
  • Acc:  Bashful Blue Ribbon, MS ivory pearl stickers

Thanks for stopping, 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Stamp TV Bunny Week Challenge

Hi Everyone,
I have two cards for you tonight. The first one I made for  the Bunny Week Challenge Mary is having at Cardz TV

I use Country live Cricut cartridge to cut this cute bunny. The fence was made with a MS boarder punch. I added a little twill to the bow. The sentiment is Mix n' Match Basics from SP & Company. I added flower soft to the bunny's tail, his nose and the flowers. The flower stamp is CTMH. The little pears are MS. The face was stamped with a Peachy Keen set.

This next card is one I made to take to the card mingle I am going to this weekend. I made 25 of them. Some of the people bring cards to trade. This year we are donating cards to Operation Write Home so I have a big stack for that and any of these that are left over will be going into the box as well.

This was a very quick card. I used SU Nature Walk and the Very Vintage wheel. I added just a little bit of color with SU chalks. The inside is lined and punched with MS branches punch. Sorry I didn't take a picture of that. I really love this stamp set.
Well I need to get packed up for my weekend I am so excited. There are 50 ladies attending this year so we will be making 50 cards. 

Yieppie Let The Fun Begin!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow. I am the guest DT at SP & Company.

Thanks for stopping,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Mini

Hello Happy Wednesday... again!
A dear friend emailed me yesterday checking on me. Thank you LeAnne:) I have been very busy working on two mini albums and making a video to show you what I did.

Christina from Creations with Christina has completed a  mini album series and has posted a challenge to do a mini. So I took the challenge. 
The cartridges I used are:
A Child’s Year
Tags Bags Boxes and More
Graphically Speaking
George and Basic Shape
Fabulous Finds

The paper is from CTMH  
The video for the ribbon flower is from Stampin with Jaydee, and you can watch it here.

The past few days have been cold and dreary here in Wisconsin so I made a fire and got to work.  I added the fire to my video and some music. I hope you enjoy it. If you have questions please leave a comment. 

Thanks for stopping,

SP and Company

Happy Wednesday, 
It is time for another SP and Company card. Today I am using Easter Eggy and one of the flowers I made.  You can see how I created it here.
I needed new lights and I still can't seem to get the card to show the way it really looks. Sorry it is a lot prettier in person.

Card Details
  • Stamps:  SP & Company "Eater Eggy" Very Vintage stamping' around
  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Cert Celery, Blushing Bride
  • Ink:  Soft Suede and Crumcake
  • Acc:   Ribbon I had, flower by me sprayed with Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist, EK Success corner punch

Thanks for stopping,

Sunday, March 20, 2011

SP & Company DT Call

Hi Everyone,
Samantha has but out a Design Team Call for SP & Company. It is a wonderful team to be on. If you are interested read the following.

Hey everyone!

Here is your official SP DESIGN TEAM CALL!

Call ends Saturday, April 9th at Midnight EST.

SP and Company Stamps is a brand new stamp company and is looking to add members to it's design team! We are looking to add members of all skill levels and styles. We need card makers AND scrapbookers. Members of the SP and Company Design Team are always compensated with wonderful products each month.

We're looking for designers:

  • That LOVE to stamp and would love to use SP and Company Stamps on their projects.
  • Who are willing to promote SP and Company whenever and where ever possible.
  • That will turn in their projects in a timely manner and will blog about them (must have a blog).
Team members will be responsible for:
  • Chatting in the SP Forum and encouraging members and help them as needed on a day to day basis.
  • Card makers would be responsible for 8 cards per month (2 cards per week).
  • Scrapbookers would be responsible for 4 layouts per month (1 layout per week).
  • Other responsibilities will be given based on the designer's strengths and more details about the position will be given to the designers chosen.
  • The term will be for 6 months with the possibility of continuing after that. May 1st -October 31st.
  • Register for the SP Gallery and the SP Forum and start chatting and uploading some projects. We want to get to know YOU and this is an important part of your design team application.
  • Create one brand new project JUST for this application. This project must demonstrate stamping AND use the color BLUE! (You can use other colors, but must include blue) You do not have to use SP and Company stamps on your submission, but it would be great if you did! Blog about your project, and mention your FAVORITE thing about SP and Company Stamps. Post a direct link to your blog post in the Mr. Linky widget below.
Good luck to everyone who applies, and I can't wait to meet you in the SP Forum!

I hope you will head over to the blog and apply. Be sure to tell Samantha that I sent you.

Thanks for stopping,


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturday

Happy Saturday!
Today we have an easy challenge for you at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday. This week the challenge is "Numbers." 
Here is my card with lots of numbers.
The paper is from CTMH. I added stamp the stamp in the upper right. The ticket is a Tim Holtz embellishment. The clock was in a bag of embellishment I have. I just love the background paper with all the old mail. The twine is Scrapbook floss. I think I should have gone around a few more times. Oh well I will do that on the next one.

We had over 100 wonderful entries last week. It was so much fun to see all those wonderful project.  Now head over to SSDS and see the fantastic creation by all the very talented DT's.  I am looking forward to seeing all of your new creations.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping,

Thursday, March 17, 2011

My New Adventure

Hi Everyone,
I want to share my new adventure/venture with you. For the past four years I have using a Young Living Oil called "Thieves" to keep from getting colds from my first graders. Recently I have been going to a acupuncturist to relieve my shoulder pain. She is using these wonderful oils and I am learning so much about them.  I wanted to share with you what I am learning. I have found a channel on You Tube that tells all about the oils better than I can.  This first link is to Kenneth Gardner. He will tell you all about what Essential Oils are. Kenneth dose a great job.
This next video tells about my favorite oil and the one I use the most. Thieves. It has an interesting history. The story is...

Black Plague & Thieves Oil

Century after century, bubonic plague outbreaks decimated the population of Asia and Europe for the better part of a thousand years. Out of this period emerged a legend of four thieves who were captured and charged with robbing the dead and dying victims. When the thieves were tried, the magistrate offered leniency if they would reveal how they resisted contracting the infection as they performed their gruesome acts. They told of a special concoction of aromatic herbs, including garlic, cloves and rosemary, that they rubbed on themselves before committing their crimes. The proprietary Thieves oil blend was created with this legend in mind. Studies conducted at Weber State University in 1997 showed it to have a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria. The bacteria cultures were sprayed in an enclosed area, and Thieves oil blend was diffused for a given amount of time.

I use Thieves when I am going to be around people with colds, going on a plane or feel like I am coming down with a cold.  It also is great for the cold sores I get when I eat tomatoes or strawberries.

Kenneth will tell you in this video many other reasons to use all the thieves products. 
Now my new venture is that I am a Young Living Independent Distributor and I would love to tell you more about these wonderful oils and how they can help you.  If you are interested please contact me. I would love to know everyone was using Thieves.
Thanks for stopping,

A By LORi Design Card

Today I have a card I made using one of my favorite By LORi Design  Lollipop images called Bumble Bee. 

I colored it with Copic Markers. Then I gave him some wire antennae and attached it to the card base. The card base and flowers were cut using Create a Critter. Then I added some Stickles to make it sparkles. I have such a hard time waiting for the Stickles to dry. Today I was busy doing other things so I didn't mess it up.
I think this is a fun little card. Next time I am going to make the image larger. That is the fun part about digi images. You can check out Lori's images here.

 Thanks for stopping, 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SP and Company New Stamps

Happy Wednesday!
I got a special treat in the mail yesterday. It is time for the new stamps at SP & Company. The set that I got is called Easter Eggy Stamp Set
Here is my card:
This was a quick card. I used glassy accents on the eggs and in the embossing at the bottom. This is a great stamp set with a lot of cards possibilities.
I had a very busy day that started with making this card at 6:00AM. Then I went to Zumba class. Next I want to the acupuncturist. Then a late lunch with my son. He answered a lot of my questions about my blog and I have him working on an image for me to use at a logo. It is so cute I can't want to show you.

I hope you will check out all the new stamps at SP & Company.

This card works for Papertake Weekly Challenge which is three of something. The sponsor is The Ribbon Girl. Ohhhh! I would love to win some of her beautiful ribbon.

Have a wonderful day!

Thanks for stopping,

Monday, March 14, 2011


Hello there, Yesterday made some flowers after watching Julie Walters over on You Tube. She is juliewalters74. Julie is doing Flower Friday. Episode 2 is The Peony which is one of my favorite flowers.  I attached two of my flowers to a little box. I used the colors from Paper Players Challenge #38

 I made a video of the how I created my flowers. I used my Cricut and Gypsy. The cartridges I uses were Mother's Day Bouquet and Sweet Treats.
Here is the video showing what I did.

So what do you think of my Peony?
Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Stamp Scrap Doodle Saturday Spring Has Sprung.

Happy Saturday,
As you are reading this I will be learning how to use Essential Oils to increase my energy and relieve my shoulder pain. I am a Young Living Independent Distributor. I have never sold one bottle but I love to use the oils. I need to work on my selling skills. LOL They really are wonderful! If you are interested in learning more about essential oils please let me know.
We have a fun and easy challenge for you this week at Stamp, Scarp and Doodle Saturday. We would like to see your spring creations. I use a new Wax Fruit Company image.
This image is called "Tulips" and I put them in the image called "Ball Jar" using PSE.  I used two SP & Company sets for the sentiment that is hiding behind the bow. It says "Sending You Spring." I colored the image with Copic markers. The little white pearls around the image were made with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen. The ones in the corners are Hero Arts.  
So now it is your turn. Be sure to check out what the other DT's have for you and post your creations. We only had 7 people last week. That is lowest ever. Head over to SSDS and see what Regina has lined up for you for a prize. I am looking forward to seeing all your creations. 

Have a wonderful Saturday!
Thanks for stopping, 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wax Fruit Company

Hi Everyone,
This is a quick post to tell you about a Freebie Digi Challenge.
Arielle has offered this wonderful freebie.
Arielle H Gordon
Wax Fruit Company

Here is my card. I want to get it posted and because I could win a prize. Fingers crossed.
Head over to Wax Fruit to see all of Arielle's wonderful images.
Thanks for stopping,

Thursday, March 10, 2011

BY LORi Designs Three Just for You

I can't believe that I haven't posted these cards. Last week I was a card making machine. I had the images colored.  Lori's images are so much fun to color.
I am off to do some coloring, and you should head over to By Lori Design and see the new color challenge that was posted today. The DT's did a wonderful job.
Images used:
Sugar sticks "Love You Friend" with a sentiment from Wax Fruit Company
Birthday Ezra
Baby Addy

Thanks for stopping,

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone,
Well the snow is not staying around long. As soon as I cleaned the driveway it started to melt fast. I am pretty happy about that. 

Did I tell you that I won a gift certificat at My Favorite Things?  Well I did and I went shopping right away. I spent twice what the prize was but it was like getting everything half off. LOL
I got some felt and a tiny Die-namics Musical Notes die and a PI stamp set called You're So Tweet.
I used it for this weeks sketch challenge.
Here is the sketch:
And here is my card:
Isn't she just the sweetest? I really love the Pure Innocence stamps. I used the colors from the Colour Q challenge this week.

I only had one guess on what I used in the center of the buttercup on the SP&Co card. It was a snowflake from the Winter Lace cartridge. I got the idea to use a snowflake from someone on the web but I can't remember who. If it was you thank you. It was a great idea.

I am tired tonight. That snow was heavy and the fresh air always make me tired.

Have a wonderful evening!

Thanks for stopping,