Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wanna Lei?

I LOVE THIS SET!! Its probably one of my favorite sets from Bombshell Stamps. I received this set as my chosen set during my GDT month for Bombshells.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I love how people ask me to do things for people in need, or help them show how much they mean to someone. I  always put a label on the backs of my OWH cards, and sometimes I have people who respond to me. A man from the USO-Shindand asked me to make several birthday cards for a woman he works with. This was just one of the several cards I made for him to share.

Stamps: Ippity

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bombshell Love

I apologize to my Bombshell crew. Sorry I havent been playing much. I have had technical issues.

This is the first Bombshell I have used in a while, and I love her on this paper!!! I got this paper from a Mikes paper pack... It is "marbled-ish" I dont even know, but I love this paper, with these colors. I used my CB embossing folder (stars) and rubbed close to cocoa <-- ew I hate that word. over the top. This lovely broad was also stamped in that color as well and then colored with SU markers. :) Sorry picture quality is bad, but it helps due to my computer issues. Ugh if only you knew!!!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sorry I have been MIA.. but I love this SP stamp!

Sorry I have been MIA lately. I have been having computer issues, and I am back on my old PC... Hopefully I will get my other desktop set up soon, or my mom will send my dads laptop to me soon. :)

I love this Sweet Pea stamp. I dont know the name, but I received this as a Thank you gift, among other goodies from a great friend of mine!! I made this card for my PCP (PaperCraftPlanet) Secret Pal. I have been slacking, and I have been doing a crappy job of getting cards to her. Its a year long thing, and I have to get 5 cards (minimum) to my pal from October 10- October 11.

All paper is Recollections or Me and My Big Ideas Stacks. The lovely lady is colored with SU! :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Paper: Recollections
Ink: Versafine
Stamps: SU Wild About You, Zoofari

Made for Operation Write Home.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

This is my one and only Sparkle Creations stamp. I love all of Sparkle's images... but I LOVE this one... probably because her name is also EMILY!!! This is Cocktail Emily.

I dont use her as much as I should... She is one of my more neglected stamps. But I love her.

All papers are from Recollections. She is stamped in Versafine, and colored with SU markers and Prismacolor Marker.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Last elephant for a while.

I have loved this elephant for a few posts now... now, on to other things...
This elephant has been used for my numerous OWH birthday cards!!!
Hope it finds a good home!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dollar Find being put to good use!

I just cannot get enough of this cute little elephant!!!!

Come back tomorrow for another!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Birthday Dolla' finds!

I love the dollar finds bins at Mikes. I found this elephant when they had their "Circus" themes going on. I had to have him. Because he was an elephant, and two because well he was more realistic in appearance (minus the circus get up).

This is the first time I have used him. I have used him in other styles... please check out future blog posts for that one!

He has been stamped in versafine, and mounted on Recollections paper.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

OWH Christmas cards!

More Christmas Cards!!! You can never have too many!!

I used some left over scraps from a previous Christmas card to make this card. I also used some green patterned paper that I think I got out of the Mikes clearance bin at one time. I rarely ever use the Medallion from SU... and lately I have used it on at least 3 different cards... Maybe its my new go to stamp? We will see what comes of it.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I love these little Anya's. Arent they so sweet... and yet they are fun to color.... Not too much detail. Just the way I like them.

I made these little beauties for OWH, hence the different hair colors. I love pairing up my Greeting Farm beauties with Neon colors and cute patterned papers. This patterned paper came from a stack that I had sitting around with just 3 sheets of paper  in it... I figured. Its time to use up this stack. I RAKed one of the sheets (that coordinated with this paper) to a friend, and one of my blog followers (Jammie!!!) Now I have to figure out what I am going to do with the paper thats left as its NOT approved by OWH... its coated in glitter!!!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Dear Santa.... OWH Christmas Cards

During the 4th of July weekend, I was working hard on my goal of 200 cards for the OWH deadline for Christmas.  The deadline for Christmas cards to date is OCTOBER 31ST!! I dont know how many I have made right now, but I am over 60!!

I have been working hard on my stash of Christmas paper... I am trying to get through it. I have soooo much of it, and I told myself I cannot buy anymore until I use a majority of what I have. This paper in particular I think I inherited from my stamping sister, my best friend hands down, Lena.

I hope you enjoy these cards OWH!!! I hope they make it to a good home!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

More OWH Christmas Cards

I am clearing out my old Christmas paper when I found this paper. I will not buy anymore Christmas paper until I use up atleast 2/3rds of what I have now!!! I dont have a lot but I dont need this much seasonal stuff!!!

With this paper, I had enough to make 6 house cards. I LOVE THIS PAPER. It really helps making really quick and cute cards. I used my Christmas {ippity} stamps for the sentiment. I am not really a "Happy Holidays" person. I am more of a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! kind of girl. I hope this finds a good family!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July Birthdays!!!!!

So I always make a listing of important birthdays each month. Here are just 4 cards I made for 4 people's birthdays :) I love this stamp set from My Favorite Things. A lot of people dont like the headless broads... but I like them...

Paper: Recollections
Ink: Versafine
Markers: SU and Prismacolor

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy Birthday

I got these "Have Your Cake and Eat It Too" birthday invitations in a Michael's clearance bin several years ago, and never used. I figured, why not use it with some OWH cards, and put it with some coordinating colored cardstock?

Monday, July 11, 2011

OWH Christmas Cards

Here is one of many styles of Christmas cards I am making for OWH. This House Mouse stamp I think is totally adoreable. Except for the fact that I like telling my mom that the tree isnt a pine, its really an olive tree. It takes a lot out of me not to color the tree's berries like olives.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Kinsey!!

My friend, Rachel from college has two small children. Her oldest, Kinsey turns TWO this month!!! I had to use TRUDY from Mo Mannings Freebie challenge!

She is colored with Prisma Marker and SU marker. I even wrote her name on the gift tag!!  All paper is either Recollections, or paper from the Mikes clearance bin. :) :)

Happy Birthday lil Kinsey!!! You sweet little nugget you!!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Its been a while.....

......Since I have used any Anya's!

This is Flirty Anya from The Greeting Farm. I love her since she has such a good Rockabilly feel to her. Plus she is just like me... I love a good flower in my hair too!!

She is stamped in Versafine, and colored with Prismacolor marker and SU Markers. All papers are recollections. I used a CB embossing folder (borrowed by my Aunt Marie) and used SU ink over the top of it.

She is going in with my big box of OWH cards.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Masculine OWH cards

Over at the OWH fan page on Facebook, they were talking about how they are looking for some masculine cards for their boxes as they are all looking very.... summery and girlish right now. I decided... I need to challenge myself and make some more masculine cards. Most cards I make and generally unisex, but I figured... I need to really channel one sex over the other. I pulled out my Fall Stack from DCWV that I have had since... well BEFORE DIEM WAS BORN!!!!

This stamp set is my moms. She is very neglectful when it comes to her stamps. She buys them, and gives them a good home, but forgets about them. Right now she is on a digi kick right now. Who knows maybe I will adopt this set before she goes back to Arkansas.

I hope it finds a good home!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wild about you!

Most everyone knows I love OWH. This past weekend I was up to my eyeballs in making cards for OWH. I have dedicated my whole month of JULY to making prodominately CHRISTMAS cards for OWH.

 I decided I needed to take a break from them, and I pulled out two stamp sets I havent used in forever! I used SU Zoofari, and Wild About You.  All paper is Recollections. I love the BRIGHT colors for these cards. I like how they can be used as a love card, or for a child.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mo Manning's "Trudy" Freebie

Mo Manning is offering a freebie for a short time. This is Trudy. :) I couldnt resist not picking her up. She is actually a "doll and paper doll dress" digi. I cut the top part of the dress off because I thought the bottom would make a cute tu-tu. I used dimensionals. to make it puffed up, but you cannot tell in this picture.

All paper is Recollections. Medallion is from SU, along with the ink it is stamped in. Trudy has been colored with Prismacolor marker, and SU Stampin Write markers. She has been accented with icicles Stickles.

I made this card for my oldest niece's birthday... LENSEY LANE WILSON, IS GOING TO BE 6 YEARS OLD!!! Where has this time gone!? I think this will be the most perfect card for her birthday.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I am so spoiled by Julie!!

I just got my Handmade Craft Exchange gift from my new friend Julie! :) :) I had mentioned her in a blog post with the notebook in it. She is totally awesome! She sent me allllllllllllll these goodies. I am totally spoiled. Thank you so much Julie!

She sent me!!!
6 Cards for OWH :)
A Bottle Cap necklace WITH A BOMBSHELL IN IT!!!!!
3 Bottle Cap Magnets WITH BOMBSHELLS ON THEM!!!!
and a sweet homemade card USING THE CRICUT!!!

I am so truly blessed to have Julie as my new friend! I hope we keep in touch, and she can inspire me to use my Cricut!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 6 week Birthday Kittens!!!!

So these 4 legged gremlins are 6 weeks old!!! (Thursday) Arent they soooooo cute. I cant wait for Diem to get here so she can see them!!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Early Birthday Marissa Anne!

Happy 17th Birthday Marissa!
She saw a doodle I did for my friend Jenna for her birthday, and she asked me if I could do one for her too. Of course I said yes!

This is a 12 x 12 doodle on DCWV paper (thats the only paper I had!!! eeeek!) and drawn with black Sharpie. I even put this in a scrapbook frame for her. :) I hope she enjoys it.

I met Marissa about a month ago, at a Top Shelf concert. By the way.... GO CHECK OUT TOP SHELF ON iTUNES!!! They just released a new album, called The Sound. She is awesome. I like to think of her as a 16 year old version of me!

HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY MARISSA!!!!! I cannot wait to give you your gift!!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

I wish I looked this good on a bike

So I decided to pull out my Cricut the other day. I am just relearning the basics.
With this card, I just used different size circles cut out from the cartridge, Plantin Schoolbook.

I also havent really used embossing folders in a while either, I used my CB Stars folder, and used Bermuda Bay to accent it. Bermuda Bay is probably one of my favorite Stampin Up colors.

This stamp is from Stamping Bella, and this stamp is called "I wish I looked so good on a bike ABELLA" She is one of my newer stamps, and she gets a lot of use. I just adore that little dog!! She has been stamped in Versafine and colored with Prismacolor marker and Stampin Up Marker.

Its a sunny day here!!! Its nice to see some sunshine after the few gloomy days we have had!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Handmade gift exchange :)

My partner is from IOWA of all places. :) (Most know that I spent 4 years in Iowa... so when I meet people from there, its like reliving college.)  So Julie if youre reading this!! HI!!!! :) I altered this notebook for her using Recollections animal print paper, and I used some of my flowers from my stash. The bling was a new purchase, who would have thought I would buy BLING! I also used Icicle Stickles. I really hope she likes it! I didnt know what colors she liked, or anything I guess I should have been a better partner!!! You cant see the inside, but I love the paper on the inside, it matches the patterned paper on the outside. In her little package, I also included some die cut daffodils I made :) I am glad I found a great home for them!

Be sure to check out my exchange partner's blog. (HERE) She is a whiz on the cricut. Maybe she can give me lessons? I need to start using my cricut. I guess youre either a stamper or a cricut-teer!

Friday, June 24, 2011

OWH kids!

I never really use clip art, or already colored digis. But lately, I have. I found this clip art, and as soon as I saw it... OWH came popping into my noggin! I am going to make more, and plan to ship a bunch to each shipper. (Like 10 a piece)

Oddly enough this card is dark, but you get the idea of what it is. I really enjoy the use of our Nation's colors. and I love that I got to use my stars CB embossing folder. I used SU night of navy over the top of it.

I hope this card finds itself a great home!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

One Way to Beat the Heat!!

Feet in the water. Yes, it was cold. And I was wearing a dress.

I wish I could build something like this. There were atleast a dozen of them.
It is hotter than, well... you know here in my area. I live in a house, with NO central air. We have ceiling fans, but that doesn't work well when people come in and out of the house. My parents are back in the area. I kind of suggested a family trip to the coast where it is a million degrees cooler there!!! Tuesday it was supposed to be in the LOW triple digits. I looked at my mom, and said... we should plan a trip to the coast. She replied with maybe this week. We looked into our schedules and with appointments, and helping out with Grandma... we just figured... what the hell lets just go today!!! So Monday we enjoyed a great trip to the Mendocino Coast. We checked out the little shops. I got my all time favorite thing... MENDOCINO MUSTARD!!! well this was a special kind its made with "suds" and you cant find it in the stores. It is made with Red Seal Ale, which is made in Fort Bragg, California. I cannot wait to make a huge sandwich with it!! mmmmmm it is calling my name!! Maybe I will just dip my french fries in it. What the hey right? We went to two different beaches, and I didnt collect any shells, but I did collect some rocks! Some for my friend Jen, who likes organic things that are shaped like hearts. I take credit for this as I got her started on it. I found a bunch of rocks to do some painting on with little D when she gets back from Arizona. I cannot wait. I also got to spend some time with my mom! Here are some pictures from the adventure!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Broke a OWH rule... NO GLITTER!

Please ignore the black blemish.
I made this card originally for OWH. but I did a big NO NO in the OWH world, so it will not be joining its friends... I swear I just broke the cardinal rule... NO GLITTER!!!! So instead it will go into my stash, along side its sister. Yes. I made two of them.

Paper: Comes from my 12x12 stashes
Ink: Versafine <---- love!
Stamp: ippity
Embellishments: Recollections, and Stickles icicles.

Monday, June 20, 2011

First Summer Weekend!!! :)

Marissa and I after the BBQ :)
Normally I blog about my cards, my projects, Bombshell Stamps and Operation Write Home. But I figure for once. I will post pictures of my great weekend.

Most know me as a stay at home kind of person. I am very quiet until you get to know me. I am opinionated, and yet keep it to myself unless you ruffle my tail feathers just a little bit. Well. This weekend. I spend the weekend at what I call.. CAMP JENNA. I stayed the night at Jen's and we had two days full of adventures.

The better picture of Marissa and I
Originally.. Jenna, her friend Travis and I were going to have a yard sale... I HAVE A CRAP TON OF DIEM STUFF TO GET RID OF. I got a phone call SATURDAY from Jen that we werent going to yard sale it up, they were going to go to the river.... and she asked if I wanted to go. OF COURSE! Gets me out of the house and all my responsbilities that I needed to do that day. They picked me up at 10, and we headed to the river! We spent a good solid 4 hours at the river... Too cold to get in, but hot enough to enjoy the sun, and drink beer. (sidenote: always have a DD -- Designated Dave, Designated Driver whatever you want to call it). Travis' friend lives in Potter and invited us over for horseshoes. We accepted... Jen and I were the only girls surrounded by guys who have been drinking and playing horseshoes all day. We left Travis there for a while when we were like, you know... we smell like a river, we are planning to go BBQ later today... so we better get cleaned up. We went and got some food, showered... cleaned up... (we looked really good too!) and headed back to pick up Travis. This was fun picking up Travis. The guys asked us where we were going... told them the Firemens BBQ and well... that lead to a bunch of different stories... INVOLVING ME. I met a cute guy ;) (even if he is a Ginger) he had some good one liners for me... and well all the guys there apparently know my family. Got to love living in a small town (Reminds me of the Cheers theme song where everyone knows your name!!!!). After we left there, went to the BBQ... saw waaaaaaay too many people that I know. My friends did point that out to me where I know just about everyone. Had a few beers, and God must have answered my prayers about not having any red wine spilled on me.... but I guess I forgot to pray that I didnt get any beer spilled on me.... (Thank you Diem's babysitter for making me spill beer on that girl, and on myself).
RIP Nemo. It was nice knowing you for the last 10 minutes of your life.

Jenna throwing sticks for Moe-dog
Sunday, was our day of rest, but Jen and I took the dog (Moe) to the lake. We walked the dam and threw some sticks for Moe, and he eventually ate them. Oh Moe!! While standing on one of the docks we came across this little Fish. We knew it was its last legs... wait fish dont have legs.. ANYWAY! I thought it would swim away if I tried to catch it... Well It let me... After closer examination... it was on its way to dying. Someone used him as it looks like live bait. You could see two clear puncture wounds to his noggin. We tried letting him go back in the water, he wasnt sinking and he was just FLOATING. Moe kept trying to eat him. I was not letting that happen.... so.... We gave NEMO the proper burial with euology and song. Courtesy of Jenna.
Jen and Moe
I finished off my evening playing soccer for my women's league. We lost. but We still had fun. I am sunburned and dog tired... But I am one happy clam!!!

I guess maybe I should include a card with this blog post... GOTTA MAKE SURE TO MAKE THE CROWD HAPPY!!!! :) :)

OWH card... Colored by Diem (age 4)
Diem likes to color my Digis while I am not looking. This was one of them. I have so many of these I was just thinking... WHY NOT GIVE THEM TO OWH!!!! And, she even got credit on the card too :) My little OWH star!