Sunday, March 29, 2009


The taxes are filed, Spring Break is over, the beds are all changed after company, clean up is done and I am ready to make cards!! I hope I come up with some creative ideas. I am thinking that I am going to go back to some of my favorite SU sets and do some simple cards to build up my card stash. I am also giving a baby shower and will be making invites to that as well as party favors, etc. so there is enough to keep me busy for a while.

Hope to be back very soon.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Income Tax Time!!

I have to put away my stamping for a while. Its time to use my workspace for all of my tax stuff.
When I get that ready to take to the accountant, then its Spring Break!

My family is coming for a few nights, so that is always an excuse to do some cooking, baking some goodies, etc. We shall be doing some day trips together which is always fun. We DO have the most beautiful scenery here in Oregon....and its always fun to find an excuse to visit the Columbia River Gorge, The Fish Hatchery, our beautiful Mt. Hood, see the many falls as we drive, and get in some good luches at some famous eating spots!

So............for the next little while I will be otherwise occupied--I do have many card projects I need to get I shall return!!

Oh! One more thing! My Daphne is blooming by my front door and it is the most glorious smell! When the Daphne starts blooming, it means Spring is just around the corner!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cute Card Thursday--Wine and Dine, Food and Drink

Food and Drink is the challenge from Cute Card Thursday,
I chose having a spot of tea or coffee. I had some new stamps with the words, so made two cards for this challenge, as I was anxious to try them out.

Card One

Card 2
These both have 3D tape to lift them from background. It doesn't show in picture.

Card One
The card stock is SU Gable Green and Pixie Pink. The pictures and images are from three clip art sets from PC Crafters. The verse is from a new company I've discovered called Heart and Soul Rubber stamping. Her unmounted stamps are very reasonable.

Card Two
The card stock is from SU Black. The DP is from a little 6 x 6 Basic Grey book called euphoria. I used the papers for the background paper, the scallops and the inside. I am making eight of these cards and will use the different papers together, as they all seem to go well together. The cup is from pcCrafters and the verbage stamp is from Heart and Soul. On the inside I used a Martha Stuart punch for the edging and of course my 'nesties' for the ovals.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ooh, La La challenge--stripes

A card with stripes is requested by Ooh, La La Creations this week in their challenge. I'm barely getting in under the wire. I've been trying SU's 'Upsy Daisy' stamp set in the last two weeks, which is the stamp set used on this card.

Inside of card (above)

SU Brocade Blue is the color of the paper and the ink. Also Night of Navy ink was used on the flowers. The back ground papers came from a book I've had a long time. The pearlized red pearls came from my bling drawer. The ribbon I have had around for ages.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Time To Craft Challenge--HATS

Today's challenge from My Time to Craft asked for something with hats. I had this new image set from pcCrafters called Friendship. I hadn't used it, so when I saw the ladies had on some nice hats, I decided it would be perfect for this challenge.

Inside of card

The front image is on 3D tape. The card stock is from SU and is Gable Green and Pixie Pink. The flowers and button are from my drawer. I used nesties for cutting and the rest is all from the Friendship set, including the DP on the front background.

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

some quick notes

I always make four of each card that I make and use them for gifts. After several invites out to dinner, and taking a little tied bundle of cards to each hostess, I needed to get some cards back into my card stash, so I put this one together from Summer Seashore Graphics from PC Crafters clip art.


back page
The card is SU blush blossom with SU close to cocoa as the mounting card stock.
The message is computer generated.

Sorry that the pictures are dark. I have to learn more about the camera and still pictures!!

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