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Monday, April 30, 2012

Didn't make the cut....

I have a trusted friend that I am sending pictures of my cards. We chat about them and we figure out which ones should stay and which ones don't make the cut.
This one didn't make the cut.
But it will be given to my sweety on our anniversary.
I am off to the doctor's this morning (need to get some help with this coughing and just tired of being sick!) but I will try to get a mojo card done and post tomorrow.
Thanks for visiting even when I am not sticking to the plan!
I appreciate you!!
  • Not Quite Navy CS, River Rock CS, Patterns DSP Stack Neutrals, Well Worn DSP
  • Loving Thoughts Stamp Set
  • Not Quite Navy Ink Pad
  • Not Quite Navy Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Tags, Vintage Trinkets

Friday, April 27, 2012

Temporary Change

For the next week or 10 days
I will be working on a new project.
After the ugly card episode I decided to work on entries for
Stampin; Up! Artisan Award (DT)
I know, I know, call me crazy!
 I have zero expectations of winning or even being a finalist,
but I thought it might be a good way to challenge myself
and get that creative mojo back.
In the past few days, I have found that sometimes I will make a card
that will lead to something else....
I may submit that something else but not the lead up project.
Make sense?
Anyway, I will share with you the lead up projects during the next week or so, instead of my regular projects or challenges.
Eventually, you will get to see all of the projects,
but not until the contest is over.
Here is my first warm-up card:

I know this is just too plain to be considered for the Artisan submission,
but I wanted to do something with black and a neutral.

The card that followed was a bit over the top with details, at least for my taste.
I will submit the detailed card. :-)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Some days....

I make ugly cards.
I try not to post them
but truthfully, I should 
at least from time to time...
be gentle...
and behold....
the ugly card...

Can I just say that I have been sick
...and my husband has been out of town for three weeks
making it difficult to do my work and juggle my 3 kids and their many activities
...not really an excuse
but there you have it,
the ugly card. 

I need to find some mojo ... and fast :-)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Retired List Continues....

All currently available items that are on the retired list will be available
 while supplies last through May 31, 2012
  • View retired Accessories list by clicking HERE 
  • View retired Definitely Decorative list by clicking HERE
  • View retired Stamp Sets list by clicking HERE

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mojo Monday #238

  • Whisper White CS, Basic Gray CS, Twitterpated DSP
  • Friendly Phrases
  • Riding Hood Red Marker, Basic Gray Marker
  • 1" Square Punch, Postage Punch. XL Scallop Circle Punch, Basic Gray Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue dots

Sunday, April 22, 2012

ColourQ #133

  • More Mustard CS, Basic Black CS, Basic Gray CS, Cajun Craze CS, Whisper White CS
  • Lean on Me stamp set, Best Friends Forever stamp set
  • StazOn Black ink pad, Cajun Craze Ink Pad & Marker, More Mustard Marker, Sahara Sand Ink Pad, Basic Gray Ink Pad
  • Dotted Scallop Ribbon in More Mustard, Stamping Sponges, Dimensionals, Aquapainter

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Step It UP! #67

Step CARD #1:
  • Soft Suede CS, Lucky Limeade CS, Whisper White CS
  • Kindness Matters stamp set
  • Lucky Limeade Ink Pad
  • Lucky Limeade Ruffled Edge Ribbon, Dimensionals

 Step CARD #2:
  • Soft Suede CS, Summer Smooches DSP, Whisper White CS
  • Kindness Matters stamp set
  • Calypso Coral Ink Pad
  • Calypso Coral Ruffled Edge Ribbon, Fabric Brad, Dimensionals
Step CARD #3: 

  • Soft Suede CS, Summer Smooches DSP, Whisper White CS, Island Indigo CS
  • Kindness Matters stamp set
  • Island Indigo Ink Pad
  • Island Indigo Ruffled Edge Ribbon, In-Color Brad, Dimensionals

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Retro Sketches #7

I am under the weather today.
I seem to do this every Fall and Spring.
My allergies get bad and then it evolves into the crud that settles in my lungs.
Don't you just hate that?
I have too much to do to be sick...
I am reminded of one of my favorite singer songwriters who often tells a little story before a song. Here is the one I thought of this morning:

You ever wonder why you get a cold
Look at the word - spell it - C-old.
You're pulled over by the reaper for a warning
He says,"I clocked you thinking 80"
You know you're not that old
You've been worried about the darkness in the morning

Well, I'll give you something to worry about, he says
And he flips open his ticket pad
Appreciate your breathing
I'm gonna write you up a headache for those thoughts
Now why you been so worried
What have you been reading
And why do you have to tally all you've lost

I'ma write you up a head cold
It comes on like bad weather
So maybe you'll appreciate the warming
See it gives a new perspective
Soon you'll be feeling better

I'll let you off this time
With a warning

He says, But take it easy, alright
People live around here

You won't see him in time
What I'm trying to say is
You'll miss him

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesday .... Cards I LOVE!

I have been struggling with this stamp set. 
I don't always want to sit and color the details of it.
I haven't used it much, until I saw Mary Fish's card.
She stayed with a monochromatic simple card and it worked beautifully.
I think she used Island Indigo on hers because I remember the cute in-color brads, 
but this card will work with any one color floraly paper.
I love how simple, fresh, and lovely it looks AND 
it was quick and easy!
What's not to love?
  • Pacific Point CS, Whisper White CS, DSP
  • Apothecary Art, Loving Thoughts
  • Pacific Point Ink Pad
  • Framelits Labels Collection, Big Shot, brads, Dimensionals

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mojo Monday #237

Happy Monday to you all!
Thanks for stopping by to look at this Mojo sketch challenge:

  • Island Indigo CS, Lucky Limeade CS, Whisper White CS, Basic Black CS
  • Goal stamp set
  • StazOn Black Ink Pad, Basic Black Marker
  • Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 1" Square Punch

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Retired List Is Here!

The wait is over.....The retired list is available HERE
The stamps will be available thru May 31, 2012
Be sure to mark your catalog so you don't miss your opportunity
to get your favorite sets before they retire!

While we will be sad to see some favorites go, 
we can be excited about all of the new sets that await us in the 
NEW catalog which will be released 
JUNE 1, 2012

I can't wait to see it!

I will be offering a special bonus from now until May 31st
If you place a $35 order (before shipping & tax)
you will get a little something extra from me
Add any one item priced at $5.95 or less as my gift to you!
Here are the details:
  • You will need to CALL or EMAIL your order to me directly so I can add the item at no cost to you. DO NOT ORDER ONLINE I have no way of adding the item to your order if you order online
  • I will need to be able to get payment information from you by phone for your order
  • I will then add you extra and the entire order will ship directly to you
  • Remember you will need to order $35 before ship/tax in order to qualify for your FREE $5.95 or less item
CALL 830-947-3764  or EMAIL

Thank You's & ColourQ #132

I am not sure this card photographs as well as it looks in person.

The Poppy and Pumpkin look so saturated with the black mat on the Limeade background.
I made a dozen or so of these for my downline and a few other wonderful 
people I wanted to thank.

I love how simple this card is, but the few details are special and I think they are enough.
I love the way this card turned out.
  • Lucky Limeade CS, Basic Black CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, Poppy Parade CS, Whisper White CS
  • Everything Eleanor stamp set, Rue Des Fleurs stamp set
  • StazOn Black Ink Pad, Poppy Parade Marker, Pumpkin Pie Marker, Lucky Limeade Marker
  • Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Antique Brads

Thanks for stopping by
I would love to hear from you
leave me a comment if you wouldn't mind :-)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Step It UP! #66

Step CARD #1:

  • Sahara Sand CS, Watercolor Paper
  • Growing Green Stamp Set
  • Always Artichoke Ink Pad, Old Olive Ink Pad & Marker, Sahara Sand Ink Pad
  • Stamping Sponges
Step CARD #2:

  • Sahara Sand CS, Watercolor Paper, Very Vanilla CS
  • Growing Green Stamp Set
  • Always Artichoke Ink Pad, Old Olive Ink Pad & Marker, Sahara Sand Ink Pad
  • Stamping Sponges, Texture Plate

Step CARD #3:
  • Sahara Sand CS, Watercolor Paper, Very Vanilla CS, Old Olive CS
  • Growing Green Stamp Set
  • Always Artichoke Ink Pad, Old Olive Ink Pad & Marker, Sahara Sand Ink Pad
  • Stamping Sponges, Texture Plate, Old Olive Ribbon

Friday, April 13, 2012

Flat Card Friday

I love the bright cheery colors of this card.
It made me feel happy just making it.
I hope whoever receives this card will smile too!
  • Melon Mambo CS, Lucky Limeade CS, Whisper White CS
  • Season of Friendship, Friendly Phrases
  • Soft Suede Ink Pad, Lucky Limeade Ink Pad, Melon Mambo Ink Pad
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack