Saturday, March 31, 2007

I just wanted to share this scrapbook page that I made a while ago of my sweet princess. I am really into 6x6 scrapbooks because they are so super easy and fun! I used some double sides designer paper and just SU craft paper, I just love the way it looked when I was done! I am for sure going to use this layout with other papers soon!! Stay posted cause 2 morrow I am going to upload some great SCS bloggers Raks I got in the mail today! Also if you are a Bella fan doing forget to sign up for my Bella image swap!
Inky Hugs ya'll

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Happy Mail!!

I am a member of SCS bloggers RAK club and I got some in the mail today The 1st one...
was sent to me by Lauri at I love this card and i think she just talked me into buying some long notes from the spring mini! I just love this paper and cannot wait till mine comes in!! the 2nd one is from Joanne scs name JMCDA. The 3rd one is from Candy and the 4th one is from Tammy SCS name tkfite. Thank you all ladies for making my birthday special!! If you read this an have a blog let me know and I will update my post to show your blog. Inky Hugs ya'll

My very 1st Bella card!

I got my bellas last week when Haley was in the hospital so when I finally got the chance to pick them up it was time to stamp a birthday card for a dear friend! She loved it and called it a contraband stamp because she is a fellow SU demo!! I added a few sticky jewels I found in the michaels $ bin and my handy dandy SU tag punch and taggers dozen stamp set to make the Happy day tag! I used markers to color this one in but once i get to stamp a little more i am gonan use my watercolor pens!! I'll show ya how those turn out!! Hope everyone is doing well andwe are getting back to normal around here so hopefully I can start regulary blogging again!! and thank you guys again for all the wonderful thoughts and nice things you all did for me while Haley was inthe hospital!! HUGS!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Bella image swap...

I am so sorry that I have not posted in a while we are just getting back into ther swing of things since Haley is home and healing well, she came through the surgery just fine!
Well if any of you ladies dont already know there is a super cute company out there that makes some wonderful stamps called bellasI just recieved my 1st bella stamps and when I get home I will post a picture of my 1st bella card that i made for a girlfriends birthday. Well I am hosting a bella image swap. You will sign up for 1 bella and stamp 20 images of her in black water proof ink (staz-on works great) on white card stock. you will in turn get back 10 different bellas 2 images each. Please trim the paper you put your bellas on so they are all seprate in a zippy bag or somethign to protect them. and you will need to send a self addressed stamped envelope with the same amount of postage on it that it took to get it to me. YOu may sign up for more then one swap but please use a different bella.Please sign up by April 2nd and let me know what bella you will be using. and I need the images to be to me no later then April 12th and I will swap out as soon as I get those pretty bellas all in my hot little hands. There will be an early bird prize so get them to me early!!Please send me a private email so we do not clog the list and let me know what bella you will use. I will send out email updates letting ya know what bella we have signed up for.I will be swapping to so I will swap
Ally B.~~Loveybella
Ally B.~~Cakeabella
Thanks bellaholics look forward to swappin with ya!
Inky HugsAlly B

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Please send some Happy thoughts our way...

Sorry that I have not posted lately, but we have been in the hospital with Haley since Saturday night. We have had a bunch of ups and downs but she has had surgery now and is resting. Haley had indesseption (spelling might be off) It is basically when the intestine telescopes over itself and collapses. The great surgeons here in Savannah GA fixed her all up after cutting the piece out and fusing it back together and taking out her appendix as well. But now she has contracted some nasty virus that she has to be in isolation and the nurses have to wear special gowns and gloves when they come to check on her. We are trying to get that under control right now so hopefully she will be better soon. She has to get rid of this virus 1st and then she can try eating and drinking and if she can handle that we can go home soon after that but i would not think much before the weekend. I will be updating on here and I will be checking my email so if you wanna know something just give me a shout but please send a few prayers up our way!! The internet and SCS is the only thing keeping me sane right now!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Purses and Shoes...oh my!

I truly believe that SU had me in mind when they designed this set!! tee hee hee! I just adore purses and shoes and a stamp set of them is almost better!! I use the "First in fashion" Stamp set and the "Harlequin" background stamp. I used my white siggo gel pen to kinda highlight some of the diamonds on the background and bring it out a little. I also got a chance to use my 2 super sweet tag punches that layer perfectly! I layered the group of purses and shoes on the Sarah designer paper that coordinates so well with the apricot appeal, certainly celery, and bashful blue that I used for the card. I made some of these for my regional swaps but I think I am going to whip up a few more to send to some girlfriends who might need a pick me up!! Every woman loves shoes and purses right? Now if they would just add some chocolate to this set we would be good to go!
Hope all of you are doing well and thanks for all of the great and nice comments!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

At home with a sick Haley-Bug

I am home from work today with a sick little girl so in between her sleeping and syringe feeding her pedilite I decided I'd better do some stampin so I don't go crazy! I probably should be sleeping since i was up all night with her but what fun would that be? She is resting fine so I will relax and stamp! I made a few of this card for the Tampa Regional swap. I was very happy with happy that I am doing it at a workshop next week which will hopefully turn into my new stamp club! I might switch the colors up a bit but I will keep with the same layout. I am sure I cased this from somewhere in someway but I love it anyway. I have enough cards now to swap out at regionals now later on I will get started on my coaster calendar swaps. Haley is stirring so I need to go tend to her but I will be back!! Hugs!!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Hip to be square SWAP!! ~~open~~

Hello Friends! I am proposing a Hip to be SQUARE Swap for Full Square Cards. The cards can be either 3x3 or 4x4 or anysize you want as long as they are square!! This is a great swap for quick ideas! I just love the way square cards look and so do my club members. This will be a 10 + 1 swap. and you may join for more then one group just please use a different stamp set or layout.
Please make the appropriate amount of full cards, using current products. Please use SOME layering and/or embelishments on the card. Such as ribbon, eyelets, brads, etc. Quality work please since I am sure we will be casing these for our clubs and workshops!
Sign up by - March 23rd Please,
In my hands by- April 3rd,
Mailed back to you - April 9th or sooner if I get them all in sooner.
Please mail in a ziploc baggies with your info, include a Priority Mail flat rate stamp. NO CASH or Metered Strips. Please include a Priority Mail label with your address so I can return your great swaps to you! This is going to be so fun and easy!! I have also posted this on SCS and as most of you know there are some really talented ladies on SCS so we will get some great cards!!
Hugs guys,
Ally B

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Mustard covered copper Dragonfly...

HEHEHE sorry for the mustard humor, I for sure inked outside of my comfort zone on this one. I am usually not to into the rich earthly colors that's just not what I usually pick up to stamp with. well I wanted something different so I took out My Handy Dandy color coach and flipped it over to the earth elements rich regals side and told Presto to pick a color, he picked Night of Navy so I used the colors it said whet with that, 2 being more mustard and garden green. I decided to add some sparkle and still make it look rich with the copper. I used SU's All I have seen set for the dragonfly and embossed that with copper embossing powder. The saying which you cannot see very well, I stamped with a copper encore pad and added some copper brads at the bottom.For the background I used the Harlequin background stamp in versa mark on the more mustard.
I just love the saying by Ralph Waldo Emerson "All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen" Ponder on that for a while! Pretty powerful stuff huh? I love that I work for a company that puts Faith 1st!
Well now I am off to cook dinner and hopefully do a little more stampin tonight. I need to get these swap cards done!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Another swap card...

Last night I stamped a card for a dear friends birthday on friday! So I decided to take away a little bling and make it a swap card. This is semi-cased from someone on SCS but I cannot for the life of me find the card now to referance back to. I changed the color scheme and added the ribbon up top and changed some punching but the gereral layput os someoneelses. She did a great job. I only made 5 of these to swap cause I ran out of close to cocoa...I know I know I placed another order today. But I like the way they turned out. Now off to stamp a little more and see what I can come up with!

Monday, March 5, 2007

Regonials swap cards

So after much laziness on my part to actually get my hiney in gear and stamp some swap cards, I finally sat down and stamped 9. I have ADD when it comes to stampin the same thing over and over so I usually just do 10 or so. This is what I came up with. I used the Happy Occasions set with the matching baby rattle wheel, which I just love!! I have done this design at a few work shops and my ladies loved them so I decided to do basically the same thing. The picture does not show up to well but the sentiment is in the bottom right hand corner. and ya'll know I had to add some bling so there is glitter around the rattle. Thanks to Robyn for my love of glitter!! She taught me that glitter is not only a stampin embellishment but a fashion accessory as well. hehehe! I might do the same card with different colors using the heart stamp from this set but who knows what else I will come up with? What do ya'll think? I am going to stamp a little more tonight once the kiddos are in bed so I will post what I come up with! I still have about 29 more cards to make and 10 or 20 coaster frames. I'll be busy till the 24th.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Contest at Really Just Ribbons

So while surfing other stampers blogs while i am unable to sleep I found this great website and they are having a contest so go and check it out. If you are a ribbon Horder like me I am sure you will find lots of things here you will love! heres the link to the site... Have fun!
Night now!

My Little stampin bug...

So last night as I was playing in my stamp room Presto asked me if he could stamp a card for Grandma. So I told him to pick a stamp set and some colors he wanted to use. Well I think I have my future SU co-demo on my hands!! All I did was cut the paper and layer it, He stamped the rest. The Preston stamp is not SU but the other ones are from the Bugs and Kisses set on page 145. He was so proud of himself and I was to!! He even cleaned the stamps with the stamp and scrub as well. I love sharing stamping with him so I am hoping he doesnt get to "macho" for this anytime soon.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Late night stampin=coaster frames!

I have been surfing my favorite idea website split coast stampers and all the ladies on there are doing great things with coasters, so i decided to order some. Well I keep seeing great designs and I was chomping at the bit to get my hands on those coasters. Well we went to dinner last night at outback and after threatening Jeffrey and Preston with their lives (really just no desert) I told them not to set their glasses on the coasters...Jeffrey says oh great what are you gonna stamp on now!! hehehe He knows me to well huh? So There were 6 of them at our table and when I asked the waitress she gave me a strange look and said yeah we just throw them away. I wanted to be greedy and ask for more but I figured 6 would keep me busy, well I am 1/2 way through them so my ordered ones better come soon or we are gonna be eating at outback again!! LOL! Hope you like these!

Friday, March 2, 2007

Haleys shadow box

I made this while playing around tonight for Haley. I have been wanting to make her one and I am so OCD it had to be just this is what I came up with. The circle of beads in the corner is the braclet that the nurses made her when she was born and I just loved the beaded H that I found on clearance at the local SBS. The printed paer is SU's loves me double sided paper, I just loved it and I will miss it now that the mini is out. Now I will have to play with some of my printed paper from the new spring mini! She is out little princess so you know I would have to add something in there that said that. I didnt do anystamping on here like I would have liked but I am still pleased with the outcome! Sorry the picture is a little dark, I had to turn the flash off so it did not glare on the glass of the frame.

New to this!!

Alright I have decided after a few of my friends have a blog spot to just jump right in...Please be patient with me while I get this all set up. I have to figure out the ins and outs of it. I figure this will be a nice place to share my love of stamping and scrapbooking with anyone who wants to look! I will take pictures of and post stuff that I am proud of or just let you all know whats going on in my crazy busy life!