Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Very Simple Card !

Just a quick post of a super simple card for one of my male TOPS pals . I don't usually make such simple cards , but did not have alot of time to work on a card , and guy cards are not always easy to do in a speedy manor . This card uses paper from the Old World Stack by DCWV , the Happy Everything set and Chocolate satin ribbon from SU! .
I am still not feeling to well and may need to go back to the doc , I am so tired of feeling yucky .
I will try to have something new to post by the end of the week .

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sorry No New Posts Yet ! UPDATED

Sorry I have no new posts yet , I have a couple things to post , but have not been feeling well this week , hope to have a new post in a day or so . Thanks for looking !
ETA: I spent 6 hours in the ER last night with Apendisitis symptoms , they ran some tests including a CT scan to find out that the diverticulosis that I was diagnosed with several years ago was in the state of infection called Diverticulitis , they pumped me full of antibiotics and pain killers and sent me home with 4 prescriptions . They said I should start feeling better in a few days , and if not that I should go back in !
Thanks for the well wishes from those who left them !

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Handcrafted Earrings for my DIL & Tagged !

I made these 2 pair of earrings for my DIL whose birthday is on Monday the 18th , I hope she likes them , these are some of her favorite colors , glass and shell beads purchased at Michaels and Walmart . Handstamped the cards to display them on .

I was tagged by Kim !

1. Stamping Style: Elegant , love anything that is pretty or adorable .
2. Inspiration: I really enjoy the sketch challanges on SCS , plus a ton of blogs !
3. Color: Love purple , hot pink , black , red , cobalt blue .
4. Work Space: I stamp mostly at the kitchen table , and my supplies are scattered between the kitchen and bedroom .
5. Perfect day: Any day that the sun is shining and everyone is in a good cooperative mood and I wake up to lots of great comments in my email box .
6. First Job: In Junior High , summer job as a janitor assistant for the school district .
7. Wildest dream: Is that I win the lottery and move from my apartment into the home of my dreams with an awesome stamp room and own a brand new car for the first time in my life and that I am at my goal weight .
8. Ink: SU and Brilliance and Versafine .
9. Family: My sweetheart Demitri and 2 sons Dan 26 & Kody 13 .
10. Beverage: I love raspberry ice tea, Crystal Light fruit punch , Wild Cherry Pepsi & water .
11. Biggest Challenge: Dealing with my Autistic son Kody and living with cronic knee pain , and losing wieght .
I will tag all my SBS 10 Sisters , you know who you are !

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Here are 3 more versions of the Valentines that I had posted a few posts ago , these are for my family that live in Idaho , I just finished them Tuesday night , so they will be getting them late .... atleast they will be getting them . Hope they like them !
Stamps : Priceless - SU! , Heart - PSX , Sentiment - Hero Arts
Paper : SU! , K&CO-Smitten , unknown shimmery cs
Ink : Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid , SU! Purely Pomegranite
Marvy punches : Giga scallop circle , Mega scallop heart , heart
Acessories : Purely Pomegranite ribbon , double sided foam tape
Have a great day and thanks for looking and commenting !

Monday, February 11, 2008

From the Archives

I don't have anything new yet today , so I am posting a card I made a while back and posted on SCS , this pic was taken before I got my Digital Camera , it was taken by my webcam , hence the tiny photo . I made this card for my older sister for her Birthday last July . The chipboard letter is by Fiskars . the DP is by HOTP , I used SU! oval punches for the sentiment , the dragonfly embellisment I think is by K&CO and brads by MM , textured CS by DCWV, ribbon unknown . Hopefully I will have something new to post tonight .
Have a great day !

Saturday, February 9, 2008

TAGGED .... The Middle Name Game !

I have been Tagged by Sara over at Perfect Sentiments,Ink .
These are the rules: You must post the rules before you give your answers. You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter. If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name. After you've been tagged, you need to up-date your blog with your middle name and answers. At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and need to read your blog for details.) .

Ok this is not fair , my middle name is Annette , that is seven letters , hope I can think of something for each one !
A- Artistic or so I have been told by more then a few people that I have some artistic talent .
N-Nervous , I am always afraid the no one will like the things I create .
N-Nice , I always try to be nice to everyone , I want to be everyones friend .
E-Easygoing , I am easy to get along with , and pretty easy to get to know . T-Terrified of spiders and snakes .
T-Ticklish , especially on the bottom of my feet .
E-Emotional , I guess some people would say that I wear my feelings on the end of my sleeve , and I also have alot of empathy for other people .
Ok now I will pick the following people to be tagged : Cambria , Roseanne , Michelle , Lisa , Kimmie , Amber & Joyful .

Friday, February 8, 2008

Valentines for my SOF Buddies

I made 5 of these beauties for my SOF buddies on SCS for Valentines Day and sent them to the girls the end of last week . I have known most of these girls for 3 years or more and there are a great support team , they are my Angels !
Paper : SU! pink passion , K&CO smitten pack , chocolate brown cs, vanilla shimmery cs
Ink : Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid
Stamps : Retired Happy Hearts , Priceless , Hero Arts sentiment
Ribbon : Purely Pomegranite

These earrings were also handcrafted by me , the beads are swarovski crystals and the silver accents are by Bead Heaven . I made the cards using Floral background by SU! .

Valentines for my SOF Buddies

I made 5 of these beauties for my SOF buddies on SCS for Valentines Day . The base card is chocolate brown , the vanilla strip is shimmery CS , the Patterned CS is K&CO Smitten stack , the pink is SU!, and more shimmer cs for the punched out heart, which is stamped with one of the hearts from retired SU! set Happy Hearts with Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid , the flourish from Priceless is stamped on the brown with the same Brilliance color as the heart . The sentiment is Hero Arts . Scallop giga punch , scallop heart punch , and heart punch are all by Marvy . The ribbon is SU! satin ribbon Purely Pomegranite .

These earrings were aslo handcrafted by me for my SOF buddies ! I stamped the cards to attach them to with SU! Floral background . The beads are swarovski crystals , and the silver accents are by Bead Heaven .

Eventually I will have some of my handcrafted earrings for sale on my blog , hopefully soon !

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Amber over at The Stamping Scrapbooker gave me this Excellent blogger award , I am so honored , it is my first award . Thanks Amber , right back at ya babe !!!
So now I have to give it to 10 bloggers , oh my I know there are more then 10 I would give it to .
Here goes :
Kelly : Kelly is super talented , love her work , she makes some of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen ,check out her blog if you have't already !
Nichole : Just plain awesome and the #2 Top Stamping website around , check it out !
Nancy : This talented lady has some really cute and fun cards on her blog , check it out !
Michelle : Michelle is a former Secret Sister and all around sweet gal , she is very talented , and makes some really beautiful cards , check out her blog !
Laurie : This gal is one of my stamping idols , I am never disappointed when I visit her blog , you have to check her blog out !
Danyelle : Wow , what an awesome stamper , so talented and pretty funny too , love her since of humor ! Check out her blog , you won't be sorry !
Faith : You have to check out Faith's awesome blog , not only does she make the most fabulous cards , she always has an great story posted with each one ! Run don't walk to this super blog !
Tosh : Another super talented stamper , you won't want to miss her blog , go check it out !
Julie : A fabulous stamper , always has fabulous cards and projects as well as great tutorials , check out her blog , if you have'nt already !
Jody : A super wonderfully talented sweet gal , great blog ! She always has ribbon shares or prima shares going on , you must check out her blog !
Ok there is 10 , if I did not name you and you are on my blog roll consider your blog an excellent blog ! Click on each of the girls names to visit their blogs .

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

TLC#151- Chocolate and ??? Swap card #2

This pocket heart was posted on SCS as a Technique lovers challange , I thought it was pretty cool and decided to use it as part of the layout for my second swap card for the Chocolate and ??? swap I am participating in as well as a card for the challenge . Base card is dark chocolate brown and the vanilla colored cs is a shimmery cs , patterned cs is from K&CO Smitten paper , love that paper ! Used Marvy giga scallop circle and mega scallop heart for the tag inside the pocket , fastener on pocket is by Heidi Grace , brad unknown vender , used brown marker for dots around the heart , satin ribbon is from Michaels Valentine ribbon , lots of hugs stamp is by Hero Arts .
Hope you all like it , thanks for looking !

Blog Candy alert !

Michelle over at The Stamp Workshop is giving away awesome blog candy , go check it out !

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Pay It Forward time !

Jennifer and Jackie posted a Pay it Forward game on their blogs and I agreed to play , so the first 4 posters to this post will get a little pay it forward treat from me and then you need to post this game on your blog . I chose will chose 4 people as I am playing 2 games , you will only need to do 2 or 3 . It's lots of fun !

SC161 & Chocolate and ??? Swap Card

I used the SC161 challenge to make this card for the Chocolate & ??? swap I am in on SCS . The flowers are from a bouquet of faux flowers I picked up at the Dollar Tree a while back , the brad may be MM , but I am not totally sure , CS unknown , grograin is chocolate brown in color , the DP is DMD foof-a-la , sentiment is from SU! Fancy Flexable Phrases . I really like how this turned out even though the colors are not what I usually pick to work with , but sometimes you just have to step out of your comfort zone . I hope the girls in the swap like it .
I'll be posting another swap card in a few days so stay tuned !