Wednesday, August 19, 2009

White Elephant Meets Brown Reindeer?




We are having a white elephant silent auction at school to support our hospitality committee. Yup! That's what it's come to.... :) HEre's my contribution. I'll contribute these cards and envies and try to bundle them cutely (pretty sure THAT'S not a word.) Maybe I'll even drum up some SU business! I would love to find the hidden stampers in my building. What do you think? I would really appreciate any feedback. My fear is that no one will bid on them. They took about 15 minutes to make. Thanks for stopping by!!


Monday, August 17, 2009

Stair Step Beach Card


I did this one from the tutorial that Beate did at Splitcoaststampers. I used the set Life's a Breeze that I had forever and finally cut and inked. I may do some version of this for my September swap with the girls. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Stampin 411 Sketch and Great News (for me!)



Here's my card for the latest Stamping 411 challenge. For the last challenge, they did a surprise prize and they drew my name!!!! I'm so excited! I won an SU stamp set Beautiful Blooms that I've been wanting!!! Yay Stamping 411!!
I was happy with the way this card turned out! I think it's because I love this set so much. All products are SU except the rhinestones.
The DSP is Bella Blooms.
I made the background paper with the focal image stamp.
I hope you like this one! Let me know what you think.






Happy Day, Donna F!!

My girlfriend Donna has her birthday today and this is the card I made for her. I used my new October Afternoon papers and stamp set (Cherry Hill) that I got from Two Peas In a Bucket. I LOVE these new products. They are adorable! Check them out below. I also did this for
Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge. Hope you like!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Couldja help a sister out???

Hello readers! I have a favor to ask. We have a new Trader Joe's in our area and I think the best source of info is from customers. Since you guys are creative, I assume you enjoy good food.
What have you tried at Trader Joe's that you love? I have a short list here to share with you.

I love the:

pad thai (in a Chinese food container)

spaghetti sauce

CORN SALSA (tomato-less)

CHOCOLATE CROISSANTS (in the freezer section) recommended to me by a french couple that I met These Are AWESOME!!

Nut cookies

My kids love the chocolate kitty cookies (they are low fat)

I like the Shiraz ($3 a bottle)

I would so appreciate it if you could comment if you have a fav to share! Thanks!!!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cuttlebug Sketch Challenge Birthday



O.K. I'm pretty sure this one is a bomb. I thought the colors looked interesting together at first, but I'm pretty sure I've got WAY too much going on. It's like those fashion challenge shows......"I need to learn to edit myself."


Here are the deets...

stamps: PTI Garden of Life

paper: PTI white, SU: elegant eggplant, so saffron, groovy guava


ink: EE, SS, GG


accessories: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, SU scallop punch, SU scallop circle, SU brad kit, retired rubons (eastern elegance), Groovy Guava ribbon, SU 1/2 inch circle punch..


You can check out the challenge here. at the Cuttlebug Spot. There's a prize, so check it out. I'm off to see what others came up with.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Trendy Trees and Bonus Hummingbird

This hummingbird came to our empty feeder yesterday and then flew to my window and looked in
as if to say, HELLOOOOOO.... There's no food, here. I decided to make my own hummingbird food. Dontcha just love Google? How did we ever get along without it?
s/he was back and forth all day. To me, seeing one is like seeing a shooting star! I get so excited every time and it is so fleeting.
I love the sketch challenges over at Stamping 411. The ladies
over there are so talented. Lots of inspiration to be had...
I love a nice simple sketch.
My thinking of you card is what I came up with. I used Trendy Trees and Chocolate Chip DSP from way back. The ribbon is SU as well!! It's from the alpine ribbon collection that was offered in last year's holiday mini.
The ink is Basic Brown and Kiwi Kiss. I wish SU would bring that color back, don't you? Shelli, are you listening? Check out the challenge and have a great week!!
Hope you like!











Sunday, August 9, 2009

AWEsome Blog Candy at Carolina's Creative Pad

Check out the very generous blog candy at Carolina's Creative Pad. You can't win if you don't play :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Giveaway winner!

Congrats to Denise!! You are the winner of the Birchwood placemats from Living Rooms Direct!!!!! Thanks to all for playing!