Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Bella Birthdays

I have a lot of online friends with November Birthdays. Since my first ever Bella was cakeabella I thought she'd be the best choice for my good friends.

I love retro so I paper pieced her pants with some striped paper (sorry I just realized this one has the flower in the way hahaha) and then used some circle retro paper. The image was stamped with Brilliance ink and colored with my copic markers. If you don't have any be sure to ask Santa! I love them.

TO ALL MY NOVEMBER Birthday Friends - have a wonderful blessed year and know that you are thought of often!

10.00 Free Gina K

Hey I really like my Gina K stamps so I thought I'd share but it goes away today!!! Order quickly!

Happy Friday!


Thursday, October 30, 2008


I received this absolutely gorgeous RAK and thought it was so pretty I had to share. I love the technique she used and have never seen it. It looks so elegant in real life. THANK YOU JULIA.

Thursday Tutorial

Wow you have to check this out. It's so cool and it's only small circles!


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Card Candy

I received my card yesterday from the card candy swap I did and isn't this the cutest owl? What another great way to use your punches! Sassy sent him to me and I just laughed as soon as I opened the card. I need to try this one I think!

WED Funny - Digital TV

This public service announcement is one of the funniest things I've seen in awhile. Working in the telecommunications industry for the past 20 years and expanding over to television this really hits home. I cannot stop laughing.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's Tuesday Template Time!

I'm just loving this template. I even bought this Santa image just to go with it LOL. Ok so do we need a reason to buy stamps? Probably not. Anyway MARIA is the sketch author this week and I do love this sketch. Please make sure you visit all the blogs under TUESDAY TEMPLATE to see how others used it as well. They will be posted by this evening. If you make a card using this sketch please link back, we'd all love to see it!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Be Witching

I just love these digital stamps from Amy at Simply Sista's Cards and Scents. Make sure you check out the new ones she's going to be releasing.

This may be my last Halloween card for the year :( but I need to move on to other upcoming Holidays LOL. I combined a couple Inkadinkado stamps as well as Amy's fabulous witch. I added some glitter to the web and paper pieced the image. I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

Today was a cold blustery day here in NE Indiana. VERY WINDY but we took my daughter out to Kurtz's Pumpkin Farm to get our yearly pumpkins. She and my DH carved some pretty cool ones didn't they? Hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Are you scared yet? If not you should be. LOL. My beautiful daughter and her BF are at a Halloween party this evening. They decided a couple weeks ago they wanted to be a "ghost nurse". They shared one set of scrubs and I'm positive they looked the coolest of all the kids.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Z Fold Card

If you have a ScorPal then chances are you know how simple this card is to make but even if you just have your Friskers cutter/scoring blade, this one is very simple yet makes a nice card. I joined a "mingle" where a bunch of us sign up to make a paticular card and then we get matched up to send it. I like to send mine overseas because it's always fun to make a new friend someplace I've never been. Usually I get someone in Australia don't know why but I just do. This time I got England so that was cool. Anyway here is my very cut at the Z fold card. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday Tutorial

I think I'd like to make a cute bag this year to put my trick or treat candy in. Isn't this cute?


Thursday Travel

I'm sorry I don't have a lot to share today as I haven't searched online much this week. I'm fighting a terrible sore throat and cold. I even broke down and went to my Dr. yesterday. He put me on a Z pack so I hope to feel a lot better soon.

What I do have for Thursday Travel is FABULOUS. If you follow my blog you know that my first love for coloring is Copics. Make sure you check out this Copic special!

Seriously getting them for 4.95 is great but to get one free is even better!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wednesday Fun

For some Halloween fun I thought you may enjoy carving your own pumpkin without all the mess LOL. ENJOY!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

It's here! Template Tuesday

I am very excited to share with you TEMPLATE TUESDAY! Each week Angie, Maria, Melinda and myself will post a sketch that one of us has chosen and each blog will have a card posted using the sketch. Today Angie chose the sketch and I hope you will take the time to check out the TEMPLATE TUESDAY links to each blog. *** If you choose to make a card following this sketch *** you can win some blog candy! Please link your card back by Sunday 10/26/08 6pm EST. A winner will be selected on Monday just in time for our next week sketch!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Scrap Pages

I am sharing some more scrapbook pages that I completed. I had a lot of fun making them. Sorry about the glare I retook them a couple different times but had a hard time with my flash that day. I haven't scrapped in so long that I am looking at old magazines and online for layouts. I love to look at for layouts. Do you have a favorite site?

Stay tuned until Tuesday - one more day til Template Tuesday!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

This card makes me laugh whenver I see it. I don't think it came out so well but hey it's a punched turkey LOL. It was fun to use my SU punches for something like this. I love the oval punches! Do you have a favorite punch?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Happy Halloween

We had a new Michaels open up here in town and the new layout is fabulous. They are selling Inkadinkado stamps too so I was happy to finally get this set. I loved making this card and I'm apologizing now - I cased the layout and colors but for the life of me I cannot find the link to the original card. It was so cool it had a haunted house on it. I think I must have saved it on my work pc so I will check Monday. Anyway this card was very easy some yellow and black cardstock and my brilliance ink. I love making Halloween cards and I still haven't decided on which ones to mail to my friends. LOL. Soon as I find the link I'll post it the original is gorgeous.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Scrapbook Page

Since I've been scrapping both my son and my daughters football pages this season I thought I'd share another one with you. Simple yet fun to do. I'm very excited because tomorrow Angie ( and I are going to a Rubber Stamp Convention here in town. Wooo hoooo I wonder what exciting things I can bring home with very little cash :) LOL.
Last year I bought a couple things that I still haven't used can you believe it? I refuse to do that this year! Wish me luck or as I always tell Angie when she's trying to hold out buying something...."may the force be with you" hahahah.

New Template Tuesday

Make sure you stay tuned for next Tuesday. We have a new group that I am involved in called Template Tuesday. We will all post a sketch and a copy of the card we made using the sketch and a link to our fellow bloggers cards as well. I can't wait to share with you, it's going to be a lot of fun!


Thursday, October 16, 2008


I haven't played with my Bellas in such a long time. I missed them! I read through some of the emails and realized the Bella Group is now doing Friday challenges and this layout was from the last challenge. If you want a peek at the orginal layout make sure you look at Bella Sistah Sarah's blog. Just as a reminder if you recall my previous post on Cup For Kim this is the card I am sending her to let her know people are thinking of her during her fight with Breast Cancer. No matter who wins it was a lot of fun to get my Bellas back out and play with the sistahs!

A New Thursday Feature!

I'm thinking some weeks you may get a Thursday Travel and some weeks you may get a Thursday Tutorial that caught my eye. Today is your lucky day and you get BOTH :)

This one is a bit differnt because not only do I make cards but I've also been known to scrapbook in a previous life as well as bead or make jewelry. As a result of that I still get some interesting blogs and this one seems to combine a lot of these abilities. I hope you check them out and have FUN.

These tuts will help you make some fun easy Halloween pins and earrings and I promise you probably already have these items at home! (PS check your kids stash too! LOL)


Thursday Travel

The Sarah Kay Christmas collection is in and shipping at SweetnSassy.

Have you seen the new site???? You can shop right online for Inkadinkado. They have some great Grand Opening Specials.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Did you know?

That yes you can play football with a broken thumb? Yep we had our son Brad break his thumb last Monday night during football practice and he played on Tuesday after he got his cast. His best friend Nick broke his during the freshman game on Thursday and continued playing. He got his cast on Friday. We are calling them Dumb and Dumber LOL.


Wednesday Humor

So I work in a cubicle all day in the same environment of Dilbert hence the reason I have his link right on my blog for your viewing enjoyment. After spending many hours in cubicle hell I thought this fun game was quite enjoyable. I scored: DESTRUCTION 83%, THROW DISTANCE 52%, OVERALL SCORE 67%........hmmmm seems I need to work on my throwing techniques! LOL.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My kind of Diva

Isn't she a special Diva? Yet another TAC stamp from my dear friend Angie. I went to borrow the Flamingo and she gave me this to use as well. Since I needed a card for a sketch I thought this one fit perfectly! She was a ton of fun to make....pardon the pun.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I am the Pink Flamingo........

On the great lawn of life...........I saw this sentiment someplace and just cracked up. Immediately I knew I had to find a flamingo stamp and make a card. Sure enough my friend Angie had Flamingos and loaned them to me. I know she was wondering what I was up too but I just had to use the saying. We have this ongoing funny fundraiser here locally where people get flamingoed in order to raise money for charity and my neighbor woke up one morning to find his lawn all pink. We laughed over that one. Anyway I love flamingos and even got 2 of them off of freecycle recently hahahahahaha. ENJOY whatever makes you laugh.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

HOT Sunday

Ok I'm really wondering what is with the weather here? It's so darn hot today I had to turn the a/c back on. Seriously it's hot. I went to pick up something from another freecycler and I drove my cabrio with the top down and started sweating and trust me Diva's are not fond of that. LOL. It was a nice day out though to get our halloween lights hung up and work in the yard. I planted a new rose bush this year and I still have gorgeous roses on it. I also had a chance to get a couple different cards made. Very different for me but really funny so I hope you like them as I get them posted this week. I know Angie will love them :) Have a blessed Sunday.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy Haunting

Well I was going to wait until tomorrow to post this card since I already posted one this morning but I just can't. Anyone who knows me will tell you I have absolutely NO patience :) It's hard to sit and wait on anything, it about kills me waiting on swaps and cards LOL. This was the first image I colored when I downloaded the digi stamps from Amy at and I have to say I love this witch. She's a lot of fun to color and make cards with. I added a few brads aka bats for embellishment but that's about it. I really wanted the witch to be the focal point. Simple but so much fun. Tell me if you like digital stamps and what are your favorite things about it.

Happy Birthday Friend

Happy Fall Birthday to my friend! This is also an older SU set (ON FOAM) hahahah that I dug out because I still think it's so pretty. It was stamped using Brilliance Ink and colored using my Copics. I had some flat buttons and some leftover rafia that I added to embellish it. I have a few different sets of halloween and fall lying on my desk right now for inspiration. It's supposed to be a gorgeous day here but a little too warm for me - in the 80's. WHERE is my fall weather????

I know Angie prefers it this way but I am ready for some fall! Have a great weekend.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cup for Kim - Shower her with cards ladies

Ok so those of you who know me know that I am addicted to Higher Grounds Coffee. Seriously. I used to like Starbucks but I LOVE Higher Grounds. I pull up to the drive-thru and they know me before I order! LOL. The primary owner, Kim is fighting a pretty severe form of breast cancer. I really hope that you will join me in doing a few things if possible. #1 - if you are near Fort Wayne, New Haven or Indianapolis - GO GET A CUP OF COFFEE for Kim. #2 - Since we are a lot of ladies who make cards - please send one to her at the corporate office. #3 - Donate or walk for breast cancer in your area. #4 - Pray for Kim and all the others in her shoes.

Kim Richards
Higher Grounds
158 E Collins Rd, Fort Wayne IN 46825


Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Haven vs. Carroll

Well even if Brad has a cast on he can still make the tackle. LOL. His cast is black fiberglass sort of but when he plays they have to pack it with foam and tape it up. Way to go Brad!

Thursday Travel

Oh my gosh Angie told me that Flourishes had a new release. They are gorgeous - check them out.

Gotta love the Michaels coupons.

Rachel Anne Miller back at Sweet N Sassy.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Digital Stamping

OH MY GOSH - have you tried "digital stamping"......I have no idea why but I was thinking it woudln't be as much fun. WHAT was I thinking? I love this image and easy as pie Amy sent it to me and I printed it off. I colored it a couple different times using my favorite Copics and then I even paper pieced one. You must hurry over and check out the new "digi" stamps from Amy at plus you can order her yummy scents to add to your cards. Now that I've played around a bit I am curious to know if you have tried this and what are your favorite tips and tricks.

Card Candyyyyyyyyyyyy

I finally get a chance to post the cards well card and tag I made for Angie using the gorgeous card candy that Tricia sent me. This was really a fun challenge. I love this folded flap card that I learned to do from using my scor-pal. I still had leftover card candy so I added the tag as well. Have a fun evening!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Broken Thumb

Wellllll my DS came home last night from football and said "hey mom check out my thumb it's broken"......I thought he was joking until he said "nope doesn't hurt at all" then I realized it's three times the size of normal, turning purple and numb. Yep probably is, so we went to the after hours clinic last night who promptly sent us over to the hospital for Xrays. Today we went to the Orthopedic Dr. who put a cast on him but the good news is he can still play football. I thought for sure he'd be done since he broke it big time, but apparently as long as it's in this cast he can play. He's much happier about this than I am. LOL. Well you know what we say "GO DAWGS"

Monday, October 6, 2008

Ghouls Ghosts and Goblins

Oh my goodness I think this was one of the first SU sets I had to have purchased. It's on FOAM and how long has that been? LOL. I still love this set though, it's so fun to use and color with copics. Have I mentioned lately I love my copics? Yep. I also love Halloween and Fall, it's my favorite season. I just wish we were not in the upper 70's again today. I could go with a crisp fall day about now! Ok maybe not tomorrow night while I'm sitting outside at my son's football game :) I know picky picky. ENJOY!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I wanted to take a photo of these gorgeous flowers that my DH brought me home. The colors are just wonderful fushia and pinks. I love them!


Where did the weekend go? I'm really not sure. I had very high hopes for World Card Making Day but...........I ended up out in the garage all weekend with my DH working on cleaning it out.
This summer I brought home a couple tables/chairs and a lamp and some things from my grandmas house and my DH has a really bad habit of bring home broken lawn tractors. Seriously we are now up to 5. All of them broken.........(I wish I was kidding not one runs)........
and we still had boxes from moving/combining households. So with the cooler weather coming and the fact that we have a 3 car garage and 4 sure would be nice to at least park 2 of them inside wouldn't it? NO I DID NOT take photos. It was seriously embarrassing. Every time someone would leave the garage doors open I'd freak and shut them. However we've made so much progress. Goodwill and Freecycle must love us lately. LOL.

I didn't get a chance to participate in any of the challenges this weekend but I did actually sit down at my desk and get 2 things made. Unfortunately I can't post them yet. AUGHGHG. I used my gorgeous card candy from Trishia and ended up being able to make 2 things with them for my next round partner which is my dear friend the crazy Angie. So that's why I can't put the pictures up yet LOL.

It was a gorgeous weekend here and we spent a lot of it in the fresh air. Hope you did too!


Saturday, October 4, 2008

More Card Candy

This is the card candy I sent to my partner for our Card Candy Swap. It will be a lot of fun to see what she comes up with and then sends on to the next person. I think Fall is my favorite time to stamp, scrapbook and photograph. What is your favorite season?

Sparkly Pumpkins

My new dear friend Cathy sent me this beautiful sparkly pumpkin card. I just love it. We are trading cards each Wednesday this month and I can't wait to see what she sends next!