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Tuesday, May 31, 2011


**UGH! I set this post for 6 "pm" instead of "am"! GRR!**

Hello all! Hope you had a lovely holiday weekend. I also hope that you remembered the significance of Memorial Day and reflected on those who help protect our country so that we are allowed the joys of barbecue weekends. Sad to say, but 6,018 soldiers have lost there lives since we started combat in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2001. I thank them so much for their sacrifice so that I may sleep soundly, and I'm thankful for my brother who has already served three tours to the Middle East and has returned safely each time.

So now that my serious speech is over, onto the fun! Can you say "last minute"?! Only posting my card for the May SFYTT on the LAST possible day! Eek! I like living on the edge. ;) Isn't this Ruby image so cute?! It's another from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, and as you've learned from me, anything mirroring the Seattle lifestyle I always have to get it! It was another image that I paper pieced. I also tried making my own felt flower. I've been seeing them in blogland, and decided to try it out. You Tube has been my friend, and I'm going to try a couple more techniques with them.

**Update**So I guess I DID jinx the weather! It was overcast all day Sunday, but the sun made it's appearance on Monday. And the new router I bought to hopefully fix my wifi vs. iPad issue totally worked!! Yippee! Even made my laptop faster! :D

Stamps: SCRS Rainy Day Ruby with sentiment
Paper: BG Hello Lucious dp, PTI kraft, CTMH cs
Other: Copics, foam tape, CTMH ink, Memento ink, Nestie dies, felt, pearl, EK corner rounder, Stickles

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sweet Wishes

Good morning all! Hope you are all having a great holiday weekend and that it's sunny where you are! Miracle of miracles! was nice weather here yesterday, and today and tomorrow are supposed to be sunny too! That NEVER happens in Seattle. If it's a holiday, especially one that outdoor plans are usually the norm, it ALWAYS rains! Hope I don't jinx it by blogging about it!

So anyways, onto card. This is one of my favorites I've made of late. It's so clean and cute! I'm digging Sweet Treats Emily! Her baking outfit is adorable, and yes, I'll take some cookies! Her outfit was easy to paper piece. I used my multi-liner and a ruler to make the boarder around the edges and free handed around the Nesty die. I made this card for 365 Cards Monday prompt challenge which called for ruffles. I also played along with the new Ribbon Carousel challenge which was an inspirational challenge. I went with using some of the fun colors from the picture.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'll be having some family time up at our favorite place to go camping, and then a big BBQ on Monday.

Stamps: SCRS Sweet Treats Emily, sentiment is A muse
Paper: BG Hello Licious dp, PTI kraft, CTMH cs
Other: Copics, foam tape, AC ribbon, Stickles, Memento ink, rhinestones, Nestie die

Thursday, May 26, 2011

SCRSC #44 sponsoring 365 Cards

Hello all. Sorry to be gone so long. My laptop is giving me issues and I haven't upgraded my wireless router to be able to use my iPad at home. (at Starbucks to use theirs!). So today I'm sharing the adorable Chef Oliver from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps. I bought this stamp specifically to make a card for my good friend Josie who is a chef at the Seattle Art Museum's restaurant, Taste. She often complains that every female chef artwork depicts the woman as fat. (maybe Aki can design me a special one for Sparks to produce?!!). Well, Oliver is definitely NOT a girl, but I think he'll still put a smile on her face!

The challenge over at Sparkle Creations is in collaboration with 365 Cards' Tuesday prompt which is to use hats. Chef hat works! And how appropriate is BG dp?! So go check out both blogs and join in on all the fun! You can possibly win some of Sparkle's stamps!

Well, all of my shows have had their season finales. *sad*. But, my hockey team is going to the Stanley Cup finals!!!! Way to go Vancouver Canucks!!!! I really, really wish I got my passport so I could drive up to BC for a game! Dang! But I'll still cheer loud enough for them to hear me!

Stamps: SCRS Chef Oliver with sentiment
Paper: BG Offbeat dp, PTI kraft and cs
Other: Copics, foam tape, PTI buttons, Memento ink, CTMH ink and hemp, CB folder, stitching, EK punch

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Vanishing post

So, I posted this card last Saturday, and then it seemed to vanish. :( I don't know how that happened....well I might. I think I forgot to set the date of the post before I published it so it posted the wrong day and then when I went to fix it, it just disappeared. Oh well.

Now it's back! This is the card I made for my brother, Jeremie, to give to his Australian Army friend who married an US Army lady last Saturday. Jeremie said it was one of the best weddings he's ever been to (or seen on TV! haha!) He wanted a special, custom card made by his sister *aww* and asked that it include both the American flag and the Australian flag. Larger feat in my mind than it actually was when I set down and drew it out with my Copic multiliner. I think it turned out great! I like how is elegant without being too frilly.

I can't believe all my shows are done for the summer! All but Glee and House that is. Five-0... awesome, Survivor... a bit predictable, CSI...nail-bitting, Bones...sad but happy. Ho, hum, what am I to watch now? Hopefully Hell's Kitchen starts up again.

Stamps: CTMH Wings and Affection, BG mini set
Paper: CTMH cs, pearlized paper
Other: Copics, foam tape, pearls, ribbon, CB folder, CTMH ink, Stazon ink

Friday, May 20, 2011

Bellariffic Friday--sketch time!

Good morning all! I'm back today with another Bellariffic Friday card. This week's challenge was a sketch challenge, and what do ya know?....the sketch was PERFECT for the Rain-never-stopped-me-aBella that I told you I had ready to go. Yay!! I altered the sentiment that came with her to suit my feel of the card. I also added my own "rain" with Liquid Glass:

And speaking of rain.....we finally don't have any!! Yippee!! It's actually been sunny ALL week long and finally warming up to the low 70's. Sun is definately good for the soul! Hope you are all enjoying some sunshine too where you live, and have a fabby weekend!


Stamps: Stamping Bella Rain-never-stopped-me-aBella

Paper: BG Green at Heart dp, PTI kraft, CTMH cs

Other: Copics, foam tape, Nestie die, Memento ink, CTMH inks, Liquid Glass, and hemp, skittles, corner rounder

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sparkle Creations Challenge #43

Good morning everyone! I'm back today with a card for this week's Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #43 which is "May flowers". Well here in the Seattle area, April showers just brought more showers in May! A few flowers have sprung up, but they, like all of us, are confused with the cold and rainy weather. But there's hope! It's supposed to reach 70 degrees this weekend!

So anyways, I got side tracked...Daffodil Charlotte is an easy choice when it comes to flowers on a card. Plus I got to use some more of the cute mini daffodils! Love them! This card was quickly sold to a co-worker who bought it to give to her friend's mom who is a huge gardener. Love it when they sell as fast as I make them!

Stamps: SCRS Daffodil Charlotte
Paper: BG Hello Lucious dp, PTI kraft, CTMH cs
Other: Copics, foam tape, Nestie die, Memento ink, CTMH ribbon, CB folder, rhinestones

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Aunt Cheryl!

Today is my Aunt Cheryl's birthday! She is a very special woman near and dear to my heart. Hands down the nicest person you'll ever meet. As you recall from one of my Mother's Day posts here, my Aunt is an avid gardener, so I try to include flowers on all the cards I make her. Charlotte with her rose was a great choice for her card. I also used Sketch Saturday #152 for the layout.

So what'd you all think about Boston Rob winning Survivor? He's always been a favorite player of mine, and I enjoyed all his frank comments. I think I'm more happy I don't have to see or listen to Phillip anymore! And how about Hawaii 5-0 last night?! That's the one thing about season finales that drive me nuts...the wait to see what will happen! I hope to catch up on CSI tonight.

Stamps: SCRS Charlotte w/rose, sentiment is PTI
Paper: BG Hello Lucious dp, CTMH cs
Other: Copics, foam tape, Nestie die, PTI ribbon and buttons, Kiaser Crafts pearls, stitching

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bellariffic bean

Greetings! I'm back today with a card for this week's Bellariffic Challenge which was an easy one for me: Use kraft! Since I use it on just about every card I make, this was a no-brainer! Latte Bella is still my favorite Bella, but I have yet to make a card with my new Rain-Never-Stopped-Me-a-Bella. I have her in my big stack of already colored images just waiting for me to make her into a card. I also used Sweet Sunday Sketch #115 for this, and modified it just a bit.

Hope you all enjoy your Friday. I'm going to my BFF Katie's house today. Our other BFF, Sara is coming too and she's bringing her 6 month old daughter and her 3 year old nephew to play with Katie's son Tyler in his new bouncy house! This should be a fun, yet tiring evening! We're also getting details lined up for Katie's next baby shower since she's already 7 months with baby #2!

Stamps: Stamping Bella Latte Bella, sentiment is A Muse
Paper: BG Hello Lucious dp, PTI kraft, CTMH cs
Other: Copics, foam tape, Coluzzle, Memento ink, CTMH ink, Prima flower, BG brad, rhinestones

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another Mom's Day card

This was another paper pieced Charlotte card I made. The Shop bought this one to resell, hopefully it found ae great new home and brightened someone's day! Can you tell that Charlotte is my favorite one to paper piece? I think she pairs really nicely with this particular Basic Grey paper.

Enjoy your Tuesday. Nothing special for me going on today, FINALLY!! Just a much needed day of relaxation! ....and maybe some housework.....maybe. ;)

Stamps: SCRS Charlotte with Rose, sentiment is A Muse
Paper: BG Kioshi dp, PTI kraft, CTMH cs
Other: Copics, foam tape, memento ink, CTMH ink and button, Nestie die, EK punches, rhinestones, Prima flowers

Monday, May 9, 2011

Party Emily

Happy Wednesday everyone! Boy, do I wish it was my hump day! This week at work has already been one disaster after another, and it's only my Tuesday. Ugh! "Nothing but uphill from here" to quote from the Due Date movie. That is a funny movie, you should check it out.

So anyways, today's card isn't for any challenge or for a special occasion. I just wanted to play with my new favorite Basic Grey paper again and I thought Emily would be a fun choice with all the bright colors.

I've been super busy lately, and I finally had a chance to catch up on some of my shows. All caught up except Hawaii 5-0. Too busy again today to watch it, but when I do, I'll have to watch Survivor online too. Hopefully I don't hear who gets voted off before I watch it! Can't believe the season's final episode is this Sunday already.

Stamps: SCRS Cocktail Emily, CTMH Say it in Style
Paper: BG Hello Luscious dp, CTMH cs
Other: Copics, foam tape, Nestie die, Memento ink, CTMH ink, rhinstones, ribbon, Prima flower, stitching

Grandmothers day

Hello all! Hope you had a terrific Mother's Day yesterday! My day was quite busy and exhausting, but at the end of the day I was able to relax for a bit and ready all my blog posts for the week. My Brother bought me an iPad with his Sargent's bonus and brought it with him cross-country when he came home last month. This thing is loads of fun! The only catch is that it's WiFi, and my router is sooooo old that I haven't been able to use it at home. Works great on my work's WiFi though! Just need to find a new router at a decent price, and soon!

Now on to the card....I made this one for my Grandma for Mother's Day. I just love paper piecing Charlotte's outfit. That much less to color! Lol! Tomorrow's card is pretty similar to this one. I think Charlotte makes beautiful Mother's Day cards.

Stamps: SCRS Charlotte with Rose, sentiment is A Muse
Paper: BG Kioshi dp, PTI kraft, CTMH cs
Other: Copics, foam tape, Memento ink, CTMH ink, Stickles, EK punch, stitching

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Hello all. Long time no blog, yeah? Believe me though, I have LOADS of images colored and ready to go, as well as some cards to share. Yay!

Today's card is my Mother's Day card I'm giving to my Aunt Cheryl. She's a fantastic gardener and is a plant expert at Molbak's Nursery, so Daffodil Charlotte was the perfect choice. I couldn't wait to get my SCRS order from Sparkle when we met up with Nona for a craft night together! I bought these mini silk daffodils just to pair with this image. I used this week's SCRSC sketch.

I hope you all have a great day planned with your loved ones. Mine's packed with an early shift at work, then late breakfast with my parents, grandparents, and uncle (Aunt Cheryl has to work), then off to do a six hour shift at a rest-stop to help raise money for the Shriner's Hospital! Whew! I'm going to be a tired puppy! Good thing I have the next day off so that I can take Mom to her favorite shopping place--Goodwill! We have tons of fun hunting for treasures.

Stamps: SCRS Daffodil Charlotte, CTMH Fringed Phrases
Paper: BG Offbeat dp, CTMH cs
Other: Copics, CTMH ink, Memento ink, rhinestones, silk daffodil