Thursday, January 24, 2008

Doing My Part for Economy of the United States...lol

This morning, I was reading the news on the net and all the talk about the economy and what the government plans to do to boost the economy etc...

Apparently there is talk of us all (in the US) getting $600 in a few months from the government to put back into the economy! Wouldn't that be fabulous and how will we pay in the end for it...were my first thoughts?? Cause you know we'll pay, we just won't know it...

Well, all this talk about the state of our economy got me thinking about what I can do as a citizen of the United States...

So, I had the brilliant idea that I should shop til I dropped, or my fingers fell off, whichever came first...

I just thought of all the things I have been putting off buying that I wanted but dont particularly *need*, KWIM? And thought this would be the perfect time to do my duty as a US citizen and boost the economy ;) (that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!!)

Anyway, here's where I have been today and what I bought:

I got Girl In Car, Flower Girl, Cup and Saucer and Cup of Tea saying
I got Just Keep Swimming, Text Message, Just So Hippy and a free set
I bought the rectangle Nestabilities set. I was advised to get the circles first but I really, really love the look of the rectangles with the embossed edges...so I'm gonna just have to get the circles next month;)
Jacksonbelle's Embellishments (25% off everything!)
I am a frequent shopper at this ebay store and really didnt *need* anything (do I ever??) but since there is a big sale going on I went ahead and bought some Lizzie Anne stamps!
From Ellen's store I bought the complete Copic Spica Glitter Pen Set!
Pretty good for one day, right??
I am helping out the economy here...I am a good citizen of the United States for buying all this stuff!!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Sketch and a Color Challenge

I was in a stamping mood again last night so I went over to SCS to check out the challenge action they had going on.

What I found was this weeks Color Challenge & the My Favorite Things sketch chellenge!
The colors for the Color Challenge this week are: Sofy Sky, Blue Bayou and Real Red. I knew when I read those colors that they would be beautiful together and they were right up my alley!

Here is my card:
{I used the My Favorite Things set called Let's Go For a Walk, Real Red, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky Cardstock and Real Red, Soft Sky, Going Gray and Close to Cocoa inks to color the image.}
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This next card was inspired by the Color Challenge but doesn't use the exact colors on it.
I just bought this Paper Kit by Me & My Big Ideas on sale at Michaels and really wanted to use some of the paper in it. The Kit is called either "Soft Spoken" or "Chester"....I can't figure out which cause it has both of these names on the front of the pack...wierd, huh?

{Stamps: Pun Fun (SU!), Michaels $1; Patterned Paper: Me & My Big Ideas; Cardstock: Soft Sky, Real Red and Whisper White (SU!); Ink: Brilliance Black, Going Gray (SU!), Real Red (SU!); Accessories: Signo White Gel Pen, Marvy Scallop Punch, Ribbon, Blender Pen}

Hope everyone is having a great week doing whatever you are up to!

Monday, January 21, 2008

~~ Beautiful Butterfly ~~

I just had to share this very pretty card I made just a minute ago with a new Unity Stamp Company set that I recently recieved to play with!

Have a great night!! I know I will Big Hug







What a Weekend!!!

Oh my goodness, this weekend was so fun!

Of course you ALL know it was VSN Weekend over at SCS, right?? Well, that meant 2 straight days of stamping! Perfect weekend, right??

Friday night I went to my friend Paulette's house with about 10 other ladies to play the evenings VSN challenges together. We ate dinner (spaghetti, thanks Paulette) and ate snacks and stamped the night away! I got home around 12:30 am! I'd call that a successful Friday night, wouldnt you???

Saturday's VSN Challenges started at 12:00pm and continued on until 11:00pm. I did 14 of the 18 challenges, so i'd say that was pretty good.

Here are a few of the cards from this weekend:

This is for Kimme's (melenaprincess) "The Eyes Have It" challenge, to use eyelets:

This is for Anita's (stamphappy6805) "Altered Composition Book" challenge:

This is my card for Arin's (arinstamps) "She's Got a Ticket to Stamp" challenge:

This is for Sherry's (sherrylc05) "Bling It On" challenge:

And this is my panty card for Frances' (stampowl) "Put on Your Big Girl Panites" challenge:

If you want to see more panties and you know you do....check out this link to all the panty cards: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=JAN08VSNN&limit=&x=10&y=9

I also managed to sneak in the Featured Stamper challenge yesterday and here is my card for that challenge:


The Featured Stamper this week is Kathyc. Her gallery is so pretty. This is the card of hers that I chose to CASE: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/683641?perpage=48&thumbsonly=0&thumbcheck=

Hope everyone is have a great Monday (is that possible?? If it is please email me to tell me how to do it!!)!

TTYL!

Friday, January 18, 2008

~~ PARTY ~~ BE THERE OR BE, WELL, YOU DONT WANT TO KNOW WHAT, BUT IT WONT BE GOOD!!

LOL

IMPORTANT MESSAGE

ANOTHER ONE

See, I told you it was important!

Peace Out!

(can you tell it is Friday???)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

I'm Cleaning House!!!!!!!!!!

No, not the kind with a vacuum and stuff, yuck! The kind where I sell and trade all the Stampin' Up stamp sets that I have that aren't getting the love and attention they deserve!!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8337788#post8337788

I have the following stamp sets for sale or trade.

**I will ship within the US for Free with Insurance by UPS Ground**

RETIRED:
All The Best - $5.00
Carved and Candlelit - $8.00 SOLD
Delight In Life (NUM) - $8.00
Doodle Alphabet (only a few stamps used) - $18.00
Dots and Daisies Background Stamp - $8.00 SOLD
Double Line Doodle - $10.00 SOLD
Fun Filled - $6.00
Gently Falling - $5.00
Haunting Halloween - $10.00 SOLD
Letterpress Alphabet - $25.00
Lexicon of Love - $6.00 SOLD
Love Ya Bunches - $8.00
Painted Posies - $5.00
Perfect Presentation (Hostess - only 1 stamp mounted) - $15.00 PENDING SALE
Perennial Favorites (words mounted separately on side of block) - $8.00
Sassy Sayings II (1 stamp unmounted) - $7.00
So Many Sayings (Hostess NUM) - $10.00 SOLD
Stars and Swirls - $5.00
Sweet Shapes - $11.00
Thoroughly Thankful - $12.00
Very Punny - $6.00
Wing It - $8.00

**I will ship within the US for Free with Insurance by UPS Ground**

CURRENT (TRADE ONLY):
Floral Background
Zoofari

If you'd like to trade rather than buy, here is a small list:
CDO for amount of purchase
Daisy Dash Wheel
Spunky Spots Wheel
Seasonal Whimsy
Big Pieces
One of a Kind
Stem Sayings
Sweet Celebrations
Just B
Sweet Serendipity
New Catty Designer Series Paper or Simply Scrappin' Kits
New Catty Rub-Ons
Build A Brad

REMEMBER:
**I will ship within the US for Free with Insurance by UPS Ground**

So leave a comment, email me or send me a private message on SCS and let's make a deal!
Tuxedo

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Stamping, Stamping & More Stamping!!

All of which I can't show you but I'm stamping, trust me!

I have 2 new SU! catalog swaps to be in and my projects for Unity Stamp Co. and VSN which is next weekend!! I have lots of stamping to get done, that is why I am not at Target right now buying some of those adorable mailboxes and another controller for my Wii....sacrifices have to be made, KWIM??


This is the card that I came up with for a swap with some fabulous swappers on SCS


I used the new set called Pun Fun and the new Designer Series Paper, East Coast Prep. I would have never thought of these colors together but I absolutely love them! They really know what they are doing over at Stampin' Up!

Another card I am working on is for a swapping group I am in called Great Swaps, we have a Yahoo Group and we swap with all SU! products, lots of layers and good quality. There are some super talented stampers in this group...I have re-done my card for this swap 3 times now and it still isnt *perfect* so I'll be working on that today! I know that my set is the new set called Stemming From so I do have a starting point and lots of new paper to use so it should not be this hard!

Other things that I stamped last night and this morning were all for Virtual Stamp Night which is coming up next Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18th and 19th! The theme is Girls Night Out so guess what?? A friend invited me over along with some other friends of ours, to show them how VSN works and sort of be their tour guide for the night!! It is going to be so much fun. Our hostess Paulette is even going to cook for us This is so perfect since the theme is "Girls Night Out", KWIM??

(Hi Paulette!! HiI'm so excited for Friday night)

If you dont have plans yet and have some stamping friend near or even far, why dont you invite them over to stamp with you next weekend?? Heck, back in October I drove all the way to PA to stamp with some friends for VSN and it was the best time ever!!

Card Making

Ok, I'm off to Target....yes in the short time it took me to type this I have talked myself into actually going to Target even though I started out saying I am not going to Target!!!!!!!!!

I AM SO WEAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Cheer Up





Friday, January 11, 2008

Old Skool Card ~ for Dad

This is my first card as a Design Team member for Unity Stamp Company!!

This stamp set is called Old Skool and it is pretty cool, huh?? My dad would just love this card since he has 3 Harley Davidson's...yes 3! And he is only 1 person but he says they are all for different reasons....as long as mom understands that's all that matters, right??
Biker
These stamps are not available for sale yet, but will be very soon! The line is going to be debuted at the CHA Show next month and the catalog is getting ready to be printed as we speak. For more updates on Unity Stamp Co. check out the owner Angela's blog: http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/
She just posted some brand new images of her stamps there and they are so cute! She has so many different styles of stamps to suit EVERYONE!

Hope you are having a great Friday!
It's Friday

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

So I Went Shopping...

and have some fabulous new goodies coming my way SOON!

First of all my Stampin' Up! order from the new catalog is on it's way. It should be here tomorrow or Thursday, can you beleive it??

Here is what I have coming to me:

Pun Fun, Stemming From, Berry Bliss DSP, East Coast Prep DSP, Flower Fusion, the Pumpkin Pie & Wild Wasabi Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and some glue dots and boring stuff like that. For my Free Hostess Merchandise I got the Boho Blossom Punch and I just realized that I forgot to order the stamp set that goes with it!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess that's what happens when you are all excited about ordering at the very 1st second, selfish, I know and this is my punishment..not having the matching stamp set for my poor punch... :(

As my Hostess Item I chose the Prints Pack of Designer Paper.

Did you notice that I got a bunch of new Designer Series Paper??? No, I dont *need* any of it but it is all so gorgeous I had to have it! It is unbelievable how Stampin' Up! keeps coming up with these gorgeous paper designs, its amazing!

The other things I shopped for recently were all from my favorite ebay store Jacksonbelle Embellishments (blog: Embellished)
I got the new Basic Grey paper Two Scoops:

They also have brads to match this new paper and I had to ge both sets of those as well!!


The last thing I bought while browsing my favorite ebay store was the new Paper Crafting Kit from Cosmo Cricket "Hey Sugar"! I was so excited to see that Lindsey had 2 more packs available and one had my name written all over it!!



Won't these 2 packs of paper be so perfect for making Valentine's Day cards?????


Now if I can just tear into it as soon as it gets here instead of looking at it for months....


Now look at what I won from Beth over at her blog Freckled Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Isnt that fabulous???? I won a brand new Gorgeous watermark!! I was so exicted when I saw the post that I had won, I couldnt beleive it!

Beth makes gorgeous watermarks in all different styles and shapes and fabulous blog banners that are sooo cool!! Check her out onher design blog Freckled Fun Designs and on her stamping blog Freckled Fun! She is also on the Design Team of Hanna Stamps and Kitchen Sink Stamps and she is the person on SCS that makes people have the best Sunday ever by choosing them as the Featured Stamper! Wow, she does it all!

That's it for me...there is actual work here on my desk that my boss gave me, oh an hour ago, to do...better get on the ball!!

Hope y'all are having a great week so far!!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Exciting News!

First of all, I am sitting here eating a chicken biscuit with mustard on it for breakfast...my family thinks that is wierd but I love them! Is that wierd??

Second, I have been selected to be on the Design Team for a brand new stamp company, Unity Stamps!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Raise The Roof 1


Can you beleive it? I still can't and I have known for a few days now...still in a little bit of shock!
I will be getting the stamps to play with in a few days and I will share, share, share here as soon as I make something with them which will be my 1st priority!


The next exciting news is that over at SCS it is almost time for Virtual Stamp Night Weekend, January 18 - 19!!! I have been hard at work (well, last night at least!) on samples for all the fabulous challenges for this event! I am a hostess of one of the challenges on Saturday night! I hope that everyone comes and stamps and has a great Girl's Night Out with us!!!


While making some samples for the VSN Challenges I fell in love with the now retired Creative License Simply Scrappin' Kit from Stampin' Up!! Why have I had this for sooooo long and never even opened it up? Oh yeah, that would have to do with my paper *collecting* problem that I am trying to deal with. So, I actually opened the kit up and started cutting away!

Here is one card that I came up with late last night that I am pretty fond of. It isnt often that I make a card that I really, really think is cute but this is one of those times Heart Shell

I used a blender pen and ink from the lid of the inkpad to color the boat in on Confetti White Cardstock.

I am normally not into this much detail and cutting but I am really glad that I went out of my comfort-zone and cut the little boat out!

I hope that everyone has had a great weekend so far!!

Wanna Pet My Mullet
Sorry, I was looking for a cute smiley to send you off with and found this one!! WHAT??

TTYL!


Saturday, January 5, 2008

And the Winner Is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SmileyCentral.com

Jan Scholl who said:

I always buy two sheets of the same paper. One to use (which I immediately cut up into 6 x 6 and the other to save for later. I also buy ribbon in bulk, cut off hanks for others and save what I want. But the worst is ink and powder. I have to have every color (always giving some away but still kinda weird-as I use black the most)

Here are your random numbers:
21
Timestamp: 2008-01-05 19:49:47 UTC

Jan, send me your mailing address and I will send you your paper on Monday!!

That's all for today!
I hope that everyone is having a fantastic weekend!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Who Wants Over 100 Pieces of Designer Paper????

Not Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL Ok well, I do *want* it but I can't have it....because I have about 1,500 pieces of paper of my own!!

I am trying to be in the spirit of using what I have instead of collecting so much, KWIM??

I figured I would start in the hardest place for me and that is the Designer Paper department....I am quite the collector of pretty paper. I just love it, it's so, well, pretty!

So, what I did was went through the 6 - 12x12 paper holders and the other 3 - 9x12 holders and took out as much paper as I could possibly bare to part with and decided to give it to someone else! Cool It was soooo hard to go through and take out these pretty pieces of paper to give away. BUT I know they will all go to a crafter that will love them as much as me (maybe not, it's a little sick) and will use them and create with them!


Holy Schmackers, right???


Here we have some DP from Fall Flowers, Winter Brights, Apple Cider....

Office Accoutrement, Spring Showers, Me & My Big Ideas...

A lot of Outlaw DP in the plastic still....Le Jardin...


And a WHOLE bunch more Spaz

What I have here is at least 55 whole 12x12 sheets of Paper, then there are at least 25 half-sheets, then over 60 pieces that are all big enough to make cards with! Some are long 12 inch strips and some are cut to standard card size already but they are all big enough to use and not tiny scraps!!!!

This treasure trove of paper is going to go to a random winner chosen on Saturday, January 5, 2008!!

Just leave a comment on whether you are a user or a collector or both, of crafting supplies!! I need some tips and advice on how to use some of this paper and some of these stamps that I have sitting around here. I am quite good at shopping for supplies, not so good at using the supplies so HELP ME!!!

Happy New Year