This is my place to share with family and friends. You might find handmade cards, digital scrapbook pages, photos or a little chatter because those are the things I love. My blog is a work in progress, so be patient with me. Most of the time I think I will be talking to myself, but hey, I'm used to that!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The beach is so relaxing,,,

I'm having a great time at the beach. We walked on the beach early today and the wind was really whipping up the waves. So beautiful, even with a few showers later in the afternoon. My sister Chris and I have all our card making stuff spread out on the dining room paper. Happily there are other places to eat,  lol! Today, we celebrated my birthday and Chris gave me a French manicure. I never want to do dishes again! I am too lazy to upload any pics from my camera but I do have a card to post. This is such an easy one, no brayer involved, just a couple of sponge daubers. We are working on some Black Magic technique cards tonight and I'll post those soon.

Stampin' Up! Naturals White card stock. DSP from the clearance rack at SU. Lavender Lace, Really Rust, Basic Black, and Mellow Moss Classic ink. SU sponge daubers. Lovely As A Tree stamp set.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Going to the beach for a few days...

What to pack? I hate this part. I "need" everything but then use about 1/2 of what I pack. Bathing suit, beach towel? Oh, that is not what I am obsessing about. What CRAFTS should I take? How much paper, ink, tools? What if I need my Big Shot? Ack! I think I will just throw as much as I can in a bunch of tote bags and load up the Jeep. Thanks goodness we are driving and not flying there. (I haven't packed a single thing and we are leaving Sunday.(Shhh) This is my current favorite card....

Stampin' Up!Basic Black and Very Vanilla card stock. Old world map paper and striped ribbon from my scrapbooking stash. Collage stamp from Inkadinkado. Colored with Stampin' Pastels. Ink used is SU Basic Black and Walnut distressing ink.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Oh, I forgot I had that....

Don't you love it when you find old supplies or stamp sets that you forgot about and you remember how much you loved them when they were new? I have been digging around in my stash again and found some neat sets to stamp with. I found the Stampin' Up! "Sun Ripened" set and I made this with it.

Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Handsome Hunter, Basic Black and Sage Shadow card stock. En Francais background stamp and the pear is from the retired Sun Ripened set. SU Natural Hemp Twine. Stampin' Write markers.

Here is another one I had fun with. Why not look for some of your neglected stamps or supplies and show them some love by making something pretty tonight. Thanks for visiting!

Stampin' Up! Naturals White, Certainly Celery, Really Rust card stock. Polka Dot paper- Chatterbox, Measuring tape twill ribbon. Stamps: Butterfly-Hero Arts, sentiment SU Elegant Greetings (retired), Friends background stamp- Inkadinkado

Monday, May 10, 2010

A belated Happy Mother's Day to all of you...

I hope that it was a great day for you and your family. Don and I visited his Mom at the rehab facility and we had a nice visit with her. I made this card for her using one of my favorite stamp sets.

Supplies all from Stampin' Up!
Upsy Daisy and Well Scripted stamp sets
Very Vanilla, So Saffron and Really Rust card stock.
Kaleidoscope Designer paper
Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon
So Saffron, Versamark,  and Really Rust Classic ink
Iridescent Ice Embossing powder

Monday, May 3, 2010

Thinking of you cards...

are so handy. I love that you can add any sentiments you wish when something comes up unexpectedly. I think you could use this one for a ton of occasions. Well, maybe not sympathy, wedding or new baby. Anyway, I still think they are handy.

Supplies all from Stampin' Up!
Darling Dots stamp set. Very Vanilla, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose and Real Red card stock. Red dotted paper from Pattern Paper hostess gift. Not Quite Navy Classic ink. SU's Piercer and Mat Pack. Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon.