Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas 2 Days Late & Snow !

We ended up getting lots of snow here in Oregon , which is very rare where we live . This is the first time in the 20 years I have lived here that we have had this much snow all at once . These first 3 pics are of a fallen tree a few hundred feet up the road from where we live . As you can see the tree narrowly missed their van and it laid most of the way across the street . It took hours for them to get it all cleaned up and they and the people in the apartments across the street from the house did not get their power back til the next morning .

The rest of these pics are taken outside of our apartment complex , I took lots of pics , but these are some of my favorites . Along with all of this snow and being unable to leave the house , my DSL modem went out last Sunday and I had to wait til yesterday for the new one to arrive . But hey I got some cards made because I could not get online . I still need to take pics of them and edit them , then I should have some cards to post in a day or so .

Hope you all had a great Christmas and Thanks for dropping by !

Monday, December 15, 2008

Just something fun !

Your rainbow is intensely shaded blue, pink, and white.


What is says about you: You are a tranquil person. You appreciate quiet moments. People depend on you to make them feel secure. You are a good listener and your friends are glad to have you around in difficult times.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Will have some cards to post soon !

Sunday, December 7, 2008


As a mother of a 14 year old son with autism I know how important it is to support autism research . My blogging friend Nancy Panko is a runner and is doing a run for OAR(Organization for Autism Research) and really needs your help in sponsoring her with donations . You can read more about it on her blog here and here where you can also make a donation . My family thanks you for supporting Nancy and this great Organization !
I will be back in a couple of days with something pretty to look at .
Thanks for dropping by and have a great day !

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Glue Glider - Buy One Get One Free !!!

Never heard of a Glue Glider ? It is an awesome lightweight alternative to the heavy bulky adhesive guns . Jerri's recommendation on her blog A Touch of Grace is a must read . She will tell you from experience how awesome this tool really is . I just purchased one myself because of her recommendation , just got it yesterday and can't wait to try it . It is very affordable ! Now the BOGO part , Joan over at Joans Gardens is having a sale that ends Monday night where you buy one Glue Glider and you will get one free and they are on sale too , this is once in a lifetime deal and will never happen again , so run over to her blog for the details , she is awesome to work with and responds quickly !

Blog candy news !

Check out the most recent blog candy giveaways I have found by checking under the heading The Candy Dish in my sidebar !

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving !

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving ! On this Thanksgiving day I am greatful for all of you who visit my blog and leave me such wonderful comments . Thank You from the bottom of my heart !
I may not have anything to post for a fews days , but I hope you will come back and check on me .

Have a great weekend and thanks for dropping by !

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I received an award !

I received this wonderful award from Deb Wood over at Sharing My Obsession , Thanks Deb , that was so sweet of you to think of me !

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming.These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement .Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Isn't that just the sweetest! Be sure to check out her amazing blog! Very beautiful, informative and creative.

Now I have to deliver this award to 8 bloggers who may then pass it on. I am passing this on to the following bloggers for all the amazing creations they share :

Monday, November 17, 2008

Upsy Daisy for a Contest

I made this card for the Challenge that Vicki at Stamped Smiles had on her blog for a blog candy contest she was having , using a sketch from the DRS Design blog . Unfortunately I did not win the contest .
I used Stampin Up's Upsy Daisy stamped with their markers and used DD glitter on the flowers , the DP is by DCWV the green is a textured CS , I also used my oval nestabilities on this card , some faux dew drops that came from Michael's and some pretty purple ribbon . I also used a Martha Stewart punch on the side of the DP but you can hardly see it .
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday !

ETA: Just posted a new feature over on my side bar , it is called The Candy Dish , it is where you will find links to blog candy on blogs of other papercrafters .

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sparkly Pocket Silhouettes , A New Blog Look and Blog Candy Alert

I am not sure if I am entirely happy with how this card turned out , mostly because I am a bit of a perfectionist and want my cards to look a good as some of the top stampers cards do , I keep thinking it looks as if something is missing , oh well . I guess I will improve more with time . This card uses Pocket Silhouettes from SU! , DSP is also from SU! . Other Items used are : 2 different Martha Stewart border punches , Oval nestabilities , SU! photo corner punch , faux dew drops , DD glitter , ribbon , pink CS is also from SU! .
I decide to change the look of my blog again , I think I like it , hope you do too !
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !
PS. Still have the scallop punches for sale , several posts below , just lowered the price .
ETA: Check out this great blog candy at Joyful Stamper
, she is celebrating 10,000 hits !
Here is another , check out the blog candy at Creating With Chrissy
, ends sunday at noon CST .
And check out the candy at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
More candy at Scrap-Creations
And more great candy at Heather's Heavinly Stampations
Hurry on over and check these out !

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Late Challenge !

Donna Baker issued a challenge on the Gina K forum on SCS at the last release to make a card with 2 layers including the card base and one ribbon and 3 embellishments all the same , this is what I came up with . I did not finish it in time to post it for the contest , I went 5 min over the time it was to be posted by so I did not post it .
I cut the card base out with my scallop rectangle nesties and the plain rectangle nesties for the white piece , I them took a black marker and went around the embossed frame to make it look like it had a layer of black behind it . I then added 3 rhinestone brads and ribbon . The main image is up on pop dots . Stamps by Inkadinkado .
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by !
PS. I still have the scallop punches for sale , scroll down to see the post !

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Kody's Birthday Card

My youngest son Kody turned 14 on the 18th of October , he is a big fan of Hot Wheels cars and has a huge collection of them , so when I found these demensional stickers a few months ago at Dollar Tree I new I had to get them to make him a card for his birthday . Kody's dad Demitri helped me with the layout of the stickers and helped me chose the DSP to use . I used DSP from SU's Halloween Paper and Tempting Turquoise for cards base , Only Orange and Temp.Turq. were used for layering . The top piece looks layered but was too big to layer so I bordered it with Copic marker to make it look layered . I used my nestabilities to cut and emboss the white CS and use faux dewdrops (hand colored the red and green) to resemble stoplights . Kody really loved the card , he said it was awesome !

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !

P.S. Reminder that I have Scallop punches for sale second post below this one !

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Lacyquilter Challenge

Melody over at Lilacs and Butterflies posted a challenge to make a card with lots of blue and atleast 1 butterfly , for a chance to win some blog candy , so this is what I came up with . I ran a dark blue piece of textured CS thru the cuttlebug with a Fiskars texture plate , used blue Spica glitter pen on some of the butterflies . Flowers are from an EK Success punch and have a glittered brad in the center of them . Used a butterfly corner punch in all the corners and added ribbon . Hope you like it Melody !
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day .

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Scrap Bitz Blog Candy & Other Stuff

Suzanne over at Scrap Bitz has some awesome blog candy up for grabs , so hop on over and check it out !

I know I have not posted any cards in quite some time as it has been some time since I have had the chance to stamp . Our 14 year old autistic son has been extremely challenging over the past 6 months or so , which has left me physically and emotionally drained and I guess you could say mojoless if that is a word . I have recently made some cards , about 4 of them but I need to take pics of them so I can get them posted and I am going to try to get back in the swing of making cards on a regular basis again . Thanks to all of you who check my blog on a regular basis hoping to see something new posted . I should have something up in a day or so .
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Recipe for Me !

The Recipe For Lastel
3 parts Sass
2 parts Playfulness
1 part Intellect

Splash of Naughtiness

Finish off with whipped cream

Check out Gill's blog for some wonderful celebration blog candy , today is the last day to sign up so hurry !

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Since the winner of the earrings has not contacted me yet and she left no way of me contacting her , I have drawn a new winner . The new winner is ....Terry , Terry if you could send me your address and your favorite color , to the email address in the sidebar , I will get your earrings made and sent off to you . If I do not hear from Terry by friday , I will pick a new winner .

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

SCS Gathering Swap Card

This is the card I made for the Oregon/Washington Shoebox swap that was held on Oct. 4th in Canby Oregon .
I will add details later this evening as I gotta run .
Thanks for stopping by !

Monday, October 6, 2008


Thanks for all the kind guesses on my age , you all really know how to make a girl feel good ! My profile picture was taken a year ago , my hair is a bit longer now . On September 30th I turned 48 beleive it or not , so I was quite honored by all of your guesses .
Ok now for the winner .... Connie R. you are the winner of the handcrafted earrings , please email me at the address in my sidebar by wednesday with your favorite color and address , if I don't hear from Connie R. by wednesday I will pick a new winner .
I finally have a card to post , but I need to take a pic of it , so I will post it later today .
Have a great day !

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Update: A Birthday Treat For You

Since there are only 4 comments so far I will leave this open til Saturday eve and draw a winner then , be sure to post your guess in the post below this one . No one is even close yet , but I will pick the winner from all the posters !

Monday, September 29, 2008

A Birthday Treat For You !

Tomorrow September 30th is my Birthday , take a guess at how old I will be and on October 1st I will pick a winner and you will get a pair of custom handcrafted earring made by me .
My apologies for not posting anything for a while , life has really got in the way , I have a few things to post sometime this week , and I will try my best to do better . See ya soon ! Thanks for stopping by !

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Lastel's Loot Winner Is ......

I asked my sweetheart Demitri to draw the winner and the name he drew was ...... jpmayo , congrats Jimmi , email me your address and I'll get your goodies out to you , my email addy is listed to the right of this post . Jimmi will receive the Martha Stewart punch and a few other goodies that I will toss in the package .

Blog candy alert .... check it out ! Jerri Kay is giving away some great alterables , go check it out !

Monday, August 25, 2008

A New Look & Lastel's Loot !

Last week I was checking all the blogs I subscribe to and ran across Jackie's blog Just Stamp It where I found the link to The Cutest Blog on the Block , (the link is in the upper left hand corner of my blog) and that is where I found this beautiful blog template , and so easy to use , and you don't lose any of you stuff when you add it to your blog . I love it ! What do you think ?
Don't have a card quite yet but I wanted to tell you about the blog candy , so you can start entering to win it . What I have for the winner is a Martha Stewart edge punch called Cornice & I may add in a few other goodies before the week is over . To enter just comment on what you think of my new blog template and you get a second entry if you link this post to your blog , subscribers also get an extra entry as well . I hope to have a pic of Lastel's Loot in a day or two and a card to show you also .
Good Luck and thanks for stopping by !
ETA: Since there are not to many players yet I will leave this open til Sunday the 7th til about 6pm Pacific time .

Monday, August 18, 2008


I am done with delivering the paper now and will be stamping sometime this week , I can't wait as I have not stamped in a few months and I miss it badly . I have a bit of organizing to do this week as well . I purchased some organizer cubes that were on clearence at Michael's this last week , they normaly sold for $34.99 each and I got 7 of them for less the $75.00 , 5 of them have 3 drawers each in them and the other 2 have 9 pockets in them , they had sold out of the ones with shelves in them , darn it .
While I was shopping at Michael's this last week I picked up a goodie to give away and I think you will like it . So check back near the end of the week for a Lastel's Loot post and a card or two , maybe sooner if I am lucky enough to get some stamping done before then . Thanks for stopping by and we'll see ya soon !

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

An Update and Blog Candy Alert !

I have been away way too long and have not stamped in what seems like forever , and I really miss it . We have turned in our 2 week notice with the Oregonian , delivering the paper with gas prices so high just does not pay off . So after the 15th we will not be quite so busy and I should be able to to finally get some stamping done .
Meanwhile you must go check out this post on Melanie's Blog for a chance to win a Scor-Pal Mat .
I promised a while back to have some Lastel's Loot (blog candy) soon , well I am still planning on doing that , so stay tuned and I will try to have a post about it sometime in the next few weeks .

Friday, June 27, 2008

Still Busy

I am still pretty busy, but trying to find the time to stamp , hoping to get some time this weekend . In the meantime here are some blogs that are offering blog candy , check them out before it's too late !
MY Life's Inky Escape and More
My Treasured Creations

Friday, June 20, 2008

Been MIA

I have been a really bad blogger lately , but for good reason . My Man Demitri and I have been delivering the Oregonian Newspaper for the last few weeks and it has been really hard adjusting to this new schedule . I really miss stamping , and I am hoping I can stamp real soon , just bear with me and I will start posting again as soon as I can . Be watching sometime in the near future for a Lastel's Loot blog candy post !
Thanks for stopping by ..... Big Hugs !

Monday, June 2, 2008

Botanicals from the Archives

I have been so busy lately I have not had time to stamp , so I thought I would show you a card I made a while back , that I posted on SCS some time ago , I hope you like it ! I believe this set is called Natural Beauty . I hope to get to stamp by the end of the week and post something before the weekend .
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week !

Sunday, May 25, 2008

LIL' Deb's Blog candy Alert !

Check out the fabulous blog candy over at Lil' Deb's Happy Place ! She has all the details on how to enter posted on her blog so click on over and check it out & good luck !

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Handcrafted Earrings

I finally found some time to take a pic and post some earrings I made several weeks ago . Most of the beads and findings were either purchased at Michaels or Walmart . These I made for myself . If you would like me to custom design a pair for you just email me and we can work something out . Have a safe and fun holiday weekend !
Thanks for stopping by and sorry I have not posted in a while , life got in the way !
ETA: Today is my Moms 69th Birthday , HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM !

Woohoo the Cookster won !

OMG don't ya just love this commercial by David Cook ! WOWZERS !

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Dan !

Today is my oldest son Dan's 27th Birthday , HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAN !!!
I will have his card posted sometime this week .

Monday, May 12, 2008

Demitri's Birthday Card & Mother's Day

I finally took the time to take a pic of my sweetheart Demitri's birthday card and a few other pics . The picture certainly does not do this card justice as it looks much better IRL , even Demitri said so , he loved the card . There is no stamping on this card , I used 2 different cuttlebug embossing folders to add the texture to the main image and the background . The dark brown background paper has flecks of woodchips in it , if you look close you can see them . The main image is a piece of DP that a friend gave me , the side panel was punched with a Martha Stewart punch on both sides and then 13 brown brads added for embellishment , this is my first time using that many brads on a card . Both main image and side panel are attached with pop dots .
Above is the Mother's Day card that my oldest son Dan & his wife Heather and their son Kyler sent me for Mother's Day , almost looks hand made , I think card companies are trying to make their cards look more like hand stamped ones these days . What do you think ?

The flowers in the above pic were given to me by one of my stamping buddies that I stamp with every Tuesday , Thanks Gerri ! How sweet was that , she is such a great friend !
Hope all you Mother's had a wonderful Mother's Day & have a great Monday !

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day !

I wish you all a very Happy Mother's Day !!!
Sorry for not posting a pic of Demitri's Birthday card yet , I have not had a chance to take a pic of it yet , hope to have it up real soon and maybe some other pics too !
Have a wonderful Mother's day !

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Honey !

Today is my sweethearts 37th Birthday ( Happy Birthday Demitri !), I made him a card , but have not taken a pic of it yet , I will do that later and post it tomorrow .
Have a great day !

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Check these blogs for candy !

The following blogs are giving away some awesome blog candy , check them out !


Check out their beautiful cards as well !

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Flower Card

This card is made from a pattern I copied from Taylors blog a few months back when she created the pattern and posted it so everyone could download it . The green CS is DCWV textured , unsure at the moment of the maker of the DP , also used were Marvy scallop circle and SU scallop circle , the flower in the center is Heidi Grace and the white brad was colored with a Copic marker as well as the shading on the leaves and stem . A marker was used to put the doo dads on the scallop circle .
Have a great Tuesday and feel free to sign my guestbook at the bottom of the page !

Thursday, April 24, 2008

New Blog Banner

So what do you all think of my new blog banner ? I won it a few weeks ago along with my signature and a watermark on Mary Dawn's blogcandy giveaway . She is so talented , I just love it Mary Dawn !
Sorry I have not posted much lately , life has got in the way and I have not been able to do much stamping , I hope to have someting to show you sometime in the next few days .
Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to sign my guestbook at the bottom of the page !
Oh and check out the Card of the Week links on my sidebar , it is an awesome site to join !

Monday, April 14, 2008


On Friday April 11th , I had the opportunity to ride to Eugene Oregon with friends Roseanne and Ilene and take the Copic Certification class with them , also there were Cambria , Nancy Morgan , Joy(Joy of Stamping) , Kim (Stampingspud from Idaho) , and a few others I don't remember the names of . It was so cool to meet these awesome gals ! It was great fun and we learned lots from Marianne of Copic . Check their website or contact Marianne (click on education or contact button) for a class near you , it is so worth it !
Now all I need to do is save some money so I can invest in some of these awesome markers . I was totally impressed with them , there is nothing else out there quite like them , I would highly recommend them !
Here are a few of the pics I took at the class .

This one is Stampingspud(Kim) and Cambria , not sure of the other gals name . Sorry this one is a little fuzzy !
This one is Stampingspud and Lila Holgates daughter .
This one is from left to right Ilene Bidwell , Roseanne Knowles , and Marianne from Copic .
And this one is from left to right Nancy Morgan , Joy(Joy of Stamping),and Cambria .
Sorry no pics of me as I was taking all the pics !
Have a great day and I will try to have some cards posted this week !

ETA:Check out these blogs for a chance at some awesome blog candy :
Li'l Buck's Creations
An Inkling of Love

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Natural Beauty

This is a card I made for a Natural Beauty swap I was in a while back , this one is sort of similar to one I have posted here several months ago , but the layout is a quite a bit different on this one . It is made using Stampin Up's Natural Beauty set and last years in colors . It is hard to see but on the bottom and top of the card has been paper pierced .
Thanks for stopping by !

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Kody drew a name for me and the winner is ..................................TERESA ! Kody said to tell you congratulations ! Please email me your snail mail address along with your choice of color for the beads on the earrings and whether you like dainty or dramatic style of earrings . Congrats Teresa ! And thanks to all the entered !
I will post a pic as soon as I can get my photo program to work .
Keep an eye out for future Lastel's Loot posts as I would like to do a giveaway once a month .

Monday, March 31, 2008

Lastel's Loot Update and links to Other blog candy !

Thanks to all of you who entered the blog candy giveaway , a winner will be drawn after my son Kody gets home from school on April first , no foolin ! At which time I will post a pic of the goodies the winner will be receiving .
Have a fun April 1st !

ETA: Check out the blog candy on Mary Dawn's blog !

ETA : You may want to check these links out as well !
Go to Tami's blog for a chance for some great blog candy !
Go to Ethels' blog for a silent auction for Longaberger baskets , with the proceedes going to race for a cure for breast cancer .

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


I am finally back online after being without service for 4 days due to my DSL modem being on the fritz & my landline was having issues as well and had to be repaired , got my new modem monday and got it installed late monday night .
Ok it is time for some blog candy (Lastel's Loot) , I will list a different item each day through the 31st that will be sent to the winner . To win , post a comment on this post , if you are a subscriber or become a subscriber you can post twice , please post your email addy in your comment so I can verify that you are a subscriber (or contact you if you are the winner) or I will not know you are the subscriber and then I will not be able to put your extra entry in the basket for the drawing . You can also earn an extra entry by posting about Lastel's Loot on your blog and then posting a comment that you did so , with a link to you blog so I can verify you posted it .
Now for the goodies !
Item #1. Cuttlebug Die - Globe
Item #2. 1 Deja Views Image Transfer Tool(for applying Rub-Ons , scoring & dry embossing)
Item #3 Faux Dew Drops from Michaels in several colors .
Item #4 Scissor charm and handcrafted earrings (you get to pick the color of beads)
Item #5 Quickie Glue Pen
Item #6 A variety of embellishments
Item #7 Blade Runner (cutting tool for templates)

I will edit this list daily to add a new item and will try to post pics of the items at some point . All entries must be received by 12 pm PST on the March 31st . US & Canada residents only please ! Winner will be chosen on Tuesday the 1st , my son Kody will draw a name from all entries placed in a basket .

Friday, March 21, 2008


This is Lastel sister Kathie, I am posting this as her DSL MODEM is on the fritz will be getting her new replacement on monday and hopefully will be able to post monday evening. Thank you for your patience. Lastel via Kathie

From the Archives - About Me Page

Here is one from the archives of my computer , since I need to take some more pics and uploead them before I can post them . I made this page for a swap with a bunch of girls I used to chat with on SCS a few years ago . It is a 6x6 page and includes some of my favorite things and a little bit about me . I have my signature on this and so I covered it up with a fortune so I could get a scan of it , before I posted it on SCS a few years back .
Check back tomorrow for something new and I will post details about some blog candy (Lastel's Loot) after I gather the goodies and get a pic taken . Have a great day !

Friday, March 14, 2008

Check this out !!!

Unity Stamp Company is having a gift of the week drawing for a free stamp set , check it out here , all you have to do is tell them where you like to shop for your stamping and scrapbooking supplies (store or online) in your comment . If they get over 500 comments they will give away 2 sets . So get over there and comment , but don't forget to comment on my card below first ! Have an awesome day !

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Birthday Flower for a TOPS Pal !

Finally got my pics uploaded from my camera , so here is a birthday card I made for one of my TOPS pals . I used DCWV textured CS for the card base and the layer under the dotted paper , then used a faux flower from Dollar Tree and the scallop punch from Stampin' Up! , along with a stamp from So Many Scallops stamp set stamped with Perfect Plum .Hope you like it ! Have a great day !Watch for some blog candy coming sometime next week !