Sunday, March 30

I'm Baaack!

Whew! Sorry I've been gone, but I have been feverishly working on entries for the Artisan Awards. Stampin' Up! holds a contest every year (well, they started it last year) for all demos. The due date is tomorrow so I had to hop to it and get all the stuff made and then into the mail and overnighted to make it to Utah in time.

All entrants have to submit 3 scrapbook pages (either 8 1/2 x 11 or 12 x 12), 5 cards and 2 3-D items. Lucky for me I work well under pressure lol. So let's wish me luck and if I don't make one of the top 10 spots, then I will be happy to post what I made for the contest.

I have some cards to show you, but I have to take the kiddo's to Grandmas. I will be back later tonight to post a card and some 'signs of spring' because Lord knows we need them!!

Have a GREAT day!

Sunday, March 23

Card Special Request

I have a very dear friend of mine that I have known for over 20 years. I've been out of touch with him and he IM'ed me on Friday. Well, he's going thru radiation ( I think he already did chemo) for stomach AND prostate cancer. He's a bit depressed right now and lonely.

He lives in Miami so visiting him is not an option right now as he wants me to bring the kids and you know THAT would be hectic lol. So, if you have a card lying around just WANTING and WAITING to be mailed, I ask that you mail it to him. Please email me for his address.

My heart aches just thinking about him and I wish we were closer. I told him he could come live with us and he asked, 'How would I make money?' I told him he didn't need to and if memory serves me correctly, he didn't eat much either!!

So keep him in your prayers and thoughts. I am hoping and praying he gets well enough to come and visit out here. Maybe a little recouperation time!

Hugs and thanks so much blogger buddies!

Happy Easter Everyone!

I hope everyone has had a safe and blessed Easter, not to mention one filled and ladened w/a lot of sugar and chocolate. You know ours was! hehehe The Easter Bunny stopped by this a.m. for the kiddo's and then we went to Grandma's for the sugar fix.

Little do they know... most of that candy will be going to hubby's work with him! Grandma decided to buy the premade baskets, open them up and FILL Them with more! Yikes! Hubby and I got a Easter tub together and it mostly contained candy & chocolate for me and some shirts and shorts for hubby. Oh and some jammies and a nightie thing that will probably both be going back to the store. She finds it so hard to shop for me lol.

Want to know what else she got me??? She asked so I told her and she offered! A BIND IT ALL! !!! Woo hoo. So I just need to find the best price and then off I am to purchase! Can't wait to buy one. Ohhh the things I can make with that puppy! woo hoo.

I'm hard at work but will post something shortly. Ciao

Thursday, March 20

I've been Tagged!!

YIkes! or maybe it should be Yippeee! hehehe Taya over at Happygiggles tagged me. She still a newlywed **awwwwww** isn't that sweet?! AND I'm so HONORED to be listed under her 'My Inspiration Links' wowsers! Any who... here's the gist of the game:

Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.• Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.• Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.• Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 Random Facts About Me:

1. I grew up in Idaho (did my time from 1st grade thru 12th!) and moved BY MYSELF the summer after. I've lived in Florida, California, Virgina, Michigan and now I believe I'm stuck here in Indiana for good.

2. I'm half chinese, yes it's TRUE! Most don't see it here in the midwest (in fact, I had a local man tell me I was lying when I told him I was 1/2!!). My kids definitely don't look 1/4 that's for sure lol. But my mom IS a 5 ft. tall chinese lady that can yell thru walls hehehe.

3. I'm a pet sitter also. I watch people's pets while the go on vacation. BK (before kids) I would go to their homes, but now the dogs just come here. WE have 5 acres total with 1 acre fenced in so the dogs LOVE it here. The day after Christmas last year I had 7 dogs in my house! hehehe

4. I won a poster contest when I was in first grade (I think). It was for fighting forest fires ( I DID grow up in Idaho!). I won first place and got my picture taken with Smokey the Bear. Little did I know this would be the start of my artistic career! hehehe

5. I'm a bit anal when it comes to some things ** WHO ME?? NO!**

6. I talk FAST, sometimes too fast lol. If anyone has ever IM'ed me I talk about as fast as I type, though sometimes faster hehehe.

7. I hate cleaning lol. Maybe I should have Taya come over to my house and CLEAN for me! hehehe Though she might have a heart attack if she saw what she was in for hehehe.

Are those weird/interesting enough? I don't know about that.

Okay, I'm going to say, if you read this... CONSIDER YOURSELF TAGGED BABY! HEHEH

Sunday, March 16


I'm a day late, but I did think of her on and off all day yesterday. Today is my girlfriend, Dana of Kismet, Art and Life. She's just awesome! Can you believe we met on a message board about goodness, I don't know how long ago it was. Well, it's been since before Gman so at least 2 years. Probably more like 3!

Her, her hubby and her mum were going to be driving thru to Missouri and I told them they could stay the night with us. We met them in town for dinner so my hubby could make sure they weren't serial killers or something (isn't he CRAZY??!!)

Anywho... she turned, I believe... 31 yesterday! woo hoo. I love her bunches and she's one of my all time heroes. Her creativity is just UNBELIEVEABLE! And I keep telling her to SEND her THROW aways my way! hehehe

Love you girl!

Happy Sunday!

Hey there,
Check out Jen's Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT), it's a good one! I sent the sketch out to my card club and a few other gals that I thought MIGHT want to play too. Here's the sketch:

Isn't it a cool one?? heheh

Here's the card I made for Jon's Aunt. I did havea few problems, but I think I worked the kinks out.

Stamp set: Cause for Celebration, Lots of Thoughts
Ink: Bayou Blue, Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, Barely Banana

Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Groovy Guava DSP, WW
Accessories: Double Stitched Purely Pomegranate Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Tombow Multi Glue, Aqua Painter

Here's Laurel's card. **Hi Laurel!!** This is a GREAT card too. I love it. She just got baroque motifs and was playing with it. SHe said this was her third try and I think she did GREAT!!

Come on girls... we're waiting. I know Libby's down and out w/the flu and was kind enough to share with her hubby. GET WELL SOON LIBBY!!

Wednesday, March 12

Morning all!

Hey there,
Okay, here are some pics for the Stamping Party in Greenwood. The first picture is one of the 3 cards we made and the hostess gift I made.

Stamps: Priceless
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip
CS: Berry Bliss DSP, Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Double Stitched Purely Pomegrante ribbon, silver brads, ticket corner punch,scallop punch, 1 3/8 in circle punch, 1 1/4 in circle punch, 1 in circle punch, Sakura Gel Pen

Apparently, Blogger is having some problems, so I don't think it will let me add the hostess gift I made, which is a bummer. But I will try to upload it later today.

Have a GREAT day everyone.

Saturday, March 8

Soo Far Behind...

when one is this far behind in posting, how does one go about 'catching up' per say? Do I post 2 or 3 posts per day until I'm caught up? Hmmm... I believe I've hit a conundrum.

Oh well, here goes. Here are 2 cards I made for 2 little girls. Lgirl got invited to 2 birthday parties in one day. We found out that day that she can't handle 2 in a day lol. The first was a princess party. Now I forgot to take a picture of the originial card and I actually used a sketch challenge for it too, dontcha know. So I made another similar one w/the scraps but I don't like it at all compared to the original!

Stamps: Big Bold Birthday
Ink: Groovy Guava, Pretty in Pink, Summer Sun
CS: Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, WW, DSP Groovy Guava
Accessories: Copper brads, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 way glue pen, Double Stitched Groovy Guava Ribbon
And, apparently I thought Princess Aden was turning 5 and I was sadly mistaken. To the point of wondering, 'Why is there only 4 candles on the cake?' I think that could constitute a DUHHH moment! hehe

THis card was for the 2nd party and Olivia DID turn 5 lol. I really do like the glitter on the 5. Very bling blingy! hehehe. Alas the Big Bold Birthday stamp set has gone home to it's owner. I really like that set and might have to think about getting it.

Stamps: Big Bold Birthday
Ink: Cool Caribbean (I had misplaced my Soft Sky!!), Pretty in Pink
CS: Soft Sky, WW, retired DSP (forgot the name of that)
Accessories: Silver brad, boho flower punch, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, large oval punch, retired pink ribbon, non SU chip board and scalloped circle punch

Tuesday, March 4

Know What I LOVE????

Those of you who know me KNOW I LOVE cupcakes! I usually like to make them and send them off w/ hubby to work (before kids) and now w/Lgirl to preschool for parties. I LOVe them... and Cass over at 'Cass Knits!' is giving away an AWESOME looking book called 'Little Cakes from the Whimsical BAkehouse.' Boy would I love that book@! There's another booK I asked for at Christmas time but Santa didn't drop it off... maybe he'll get the EAster Bunny to do it!

Hey, a girl can dream right??

Okay, I'm off, and YES I do know I need to post something in a bad way... I just need to take the pics of the cards. I had an workshop tonight in New CAstle and Stamp Club is tomorrow night... just WAIT until you see the awesomely cute Flip Flop Easter Card we'll be making... so STINKIN' cute! woohoo

Sweet dreams!

Saturday, March 1

Wild About Scrapping Pictures

Hey there,

I belong to our local MOMS Club (of Greenfield) and we are having a 'Wild About Scrapping' 12 Hour Fundraiser crop on Saturday, March 1st (next Saturday!!). Anyways, I am the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for it as well as a BIG helper. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and ALL the proceeds goes to the Royal Kids Camp. Every year we pick a different recepient. We will also be making cards for Cards for Troops as well as having a rummage sale w/all the left over scrapping goodies going to Alternatives, Inc. which is a women's shelter in Anderson, Indiana.

If you want more information, please go to and click on 'Wild About Scrapping.'

Here's the picture of the 3 cards we'll be making for my 3 Card Workshop. Aren't they cute? The baby card is a bit washed out, I got the info from Lauren's blog. She's fab!

I will also post a picture of the File Folder Tag Book and the FREE Make n Take Gum Holder soon.
**THis will stay at the top until March 1st.

On the Wire...

Hey there,
I've been working on all my stuff for the all day fundraiser which is tomorrow. I was going to post what we are making, but since the changes didn't get done to the website directing ppl here until this afternoon, I figured I'd wait until after the fundraiser lol.

Catcha on the flip side! *Ü*