Thursday, May 31, 2007

Stampin Hollywood squares.

So there is a fun game going on over at amuse stamps. Its hollywood squares stampin style. Head on over to amuse blog and check it out!! If you are not registered yet go ahead and take the plundge and tell them Ally Blankenship sent ya! We might both win something!! They have super cool contests and games for a-muse-a-palooza. Head over and check them out! I just got my 1st a-muse set and let me tell you I am hooked!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Yeah a scalloped punch!!!

I finally got one!! there is not a place in my town that sells them so while we were in Tallahassee this weekend looking for houses I took a stop by Joannes and this is the only one they had!! Its the mega size but I figured it was a start!! I got to use my 40% off coupon so it was even better!! I am hoping to get the mega and giga circles soon!! This 1st card I made to enclose with my dear co-workers birthday gift!! He loves frogs so to morrow morning before he gets to work I will decorate his office with blow up frogs and monkeys!! I did not have a monkey stamp so that's why the card only has a from! This little stamp is from Amuse and I just love it!! I actually got it in a set of clear stamps from ac moore but you can purchase just the froggy prince. They are such good quality acrylic and with my SU ink pads I swear they look just like you are stampin with Rubbah!! I heard a trick though, if your ink bubbles when you are using clear stamps, rub them with a good quality pencil eraser. It seemed to work really well with mine so if you are having pooling probs try it!!

Okay now for the 2nd card!! Most of you who know me know that I love, love, love ladybugs!! So much in fact that I nicknamed my daughter ladybug!! So when I saw this set I just had to have it!! This is the Ladybugs set from Papertray now this is the 1st time I have stamped with this set and I am in love!! This is a 3x3 card and I used rose romance and certainly celery and the super cute polka dotted ribbon that I just can't get enough of!! I just loved making these cards tonight and it was nice to be able to stamp again. It was a long weekend but a good one!! Talk to you all soon!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Birthday gift cards!

This morning I had a few mins to play in my stamp room so I decided to do some warm up cards. I just made 2 3x3 cards using some of my $ spot stamps from the big M. I am pleased with them and they were super quick to make.

On the brown one I used my gel pen and added some faux stitching around my focal image, amazingly enough I do not think I have ever tried faux stitching but I like the way it looks so I will be using it more. I also scalloped the edges of the designer paper with my corner rounder!! this is super cool that I can use mine for this! I just love the way it looks. The 2nd card I also used the corner rounder and some paper flowers I got from walmart, I got 8 on a sheet for .97! I got vanilla, tempt tuq., summer sun, and pink passion. the colors match up very very good! and they already have a sticky back so you don't have to worry about that. they were not with the scrap booking stuff in my store though, they were right above the ribbon with the little ribbon roses and stuff. Hopefully I will get a chance to play tonight when I get home from work. I am having a going out in style party tonight with a few great ladies so hopefully that will turn out well!! We are making 5 cards and matching envelopes using retiring sets and I will have some of my retiring sets up for sale as well!! I know we will all have fun!!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Monstor Clips!!

So I took the plunge and finally made some giant clips, I have had them for a few weeks now but just never have sat down to do them. I like the way they turned out and I will be making more!! I think when I sit down to stamp I will make some for the girls at work! They should get a kick out of that! I used my SAB "very punny" set. I just used my cuttle bug to punch out the circles since they layer so well. and I used some wire works to attach the little tag which I think it just makes it ya know? I used hot glue to attach them and I have heard that it is the easier than the e600 stuff. and does not stick so I will just stick with the hot glue!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Cosmo anyone??

Its a little early for drinks but this is just way to cute not to share, I used the cosmo bella stamp and of corse my cuttlebug swirls embossing folder. This is a 4x4 card cause I just love "square" cards. I added some bling in the corner and put a little swirly paper clipy on it with some of my favorite dotted ribbon! I had to add a little tag as well! I really liek the way this one turned out but who am I kidding I love most of my cards or I would not brag about them to you guys. ~~hugs & smooches~~<3

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Stampin Bella

Here is a little stampin bella card I made for a friend!! I love Pink so I decided to make her dress pink!! Shes got a little glitter on her but you can't really tell from the pic! I used my new "friend" cuttlebug folder! I just Love it and will be using it alot I am sure!! Oh well I will not bore you with details I am tired and still need to straighten up my stamp room for the evening so I'll talk to you all later!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Hinged Coaster frame.

So I finally tried my hand at one of these and I LOVE it!! I had some hinges that I got in a pack awhile ago and now I NEED more. I'll have not bee able to find them though so if you know where I can please let me know. Anyways I made this using the SU patterned polka dots and paisleys paper. these are the kiddos Easter pictures and this is a great way to use up some of those 150 wallets you get, when everyone wants a bigger picture!! LOL! Does anyone Else have this problem? anyways I didn't do any stampin on this but I still like it! I also made a cute little 3x3 card to go along with it, I used the same paper and stamped FUN on it. I am sending this to my best friend and she is the "fun" Aunt according to Presto!! She loves it!!


This little lady is just glowing isn't she? I love this stamp and I received her in my bella image swap but I just may have to purchase her! I have a girlfriend who is pregers and needed a pick me up so I whipped this card up for her. I got the layout from Angela Knopk SCS Inky Button and she sent it to Beate as a B-day RAK I just changed the colors and the bella an viola, a beautiful card!! I will for sure be using this layout more!! It works so great with the bellas!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Garden Bella

I turned this card into a mothers day card but it could be for anything, I used gardenbella from Stampinbella I used some stickles on the flowers and her skirt. I used my markers and blender pens to color her in because I wanted more muted colors for her. I also used my hearts cuttle bug embossing folder!! and last but not least PRIMAS!!! I just ordered some more this past weekend so I can't wait to get them in the mail!! Hope you likey the card!!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

LOOKIE what I got...and another moms card!!

Let me tell you guys I have been blessed with the best darn in laws!! My father in law came up today for Haley's party tomorrow, and he came bearing this baby!! Isn't it great?it will hold 56 ink pads and a ton of ribbon, I only put a few spools on it for now but You better believe I will be filling it up in no time!! There are a few empty spots on here so the hubs gave me the go ahead to order some new stamp pads. I am just to dang excited!! I have needed something like this for a long time!! and its so pretty!! Okay enough bragging about my new ink storage...tonight's mothers day car uses the same layout as last nights card but a different stamp set and paper, I used bud basics and spring showers paper I believe. I kinda liked the stripes on this one. and you know me I had to add some bling! I just popped up 2 of the flowers using some dimensionals, I embossed the happy mothers day with copper EP and its simple as that!! I hope ya like!! I have alot of orders for mothers day cards this week from the girls at work so I am sure I will be continuing my ODE to mothers!! I might not be around tomorrow because we are having a ton of family and friends over for Haley's birthday party. So if not I will catch ya on Monday!!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Orange you glad moms day is coming??

Tonight's card was inspired by our fab~o color wheel!! I had a girl friend at work who asked me to do a few moms day cards for her, when i asked her what colors she wanted she was like I don't know what do you got, hahahaha silly girl, pumpkin pie, choco chip, more mustard (can ya tell I was hungry)...she said it sounds more like you fridge Ally!! So I brought in my color wheel and said pick any color at all and I will base your card around that. Well her Mom loves orange and Only orange was a little to bright so we went with Pumpkin pie!! I have to be honest with you, this is not a color I have ever used in my own stampin and I do not even own the PP ink pad...GASP!!! Well lets just say it will be on my next order! I had this paper from the dots and dashes designer paper pack that was just begging to be used with this card!! I love the way it looks with my regal rose! I used the "delight in life" SAB set. I had to add some bling to the flowers and then some stickles int he veins of the flowers, I just cut out 2 and used a dimensional to make em pop!! and what card would be complete with out ribbon!! I guess this card was just meant to be!! The card base is 7 1/2 x 8 so it fits pretty well in a business sized envelope...stamped for sure...with some extra room for the ribbon and bulky stuff!! I have 2 more mothers day cards to make for my friend so I will post those when I get em done! Hope you likey!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

SU's Retired list!!

Every year our beloved SU retires a bunch of sets to make way for new sets in the new catalogue! Well this year is no exception!! They retired a ton of sets you can see them HERE
I am losing 45 sets. But this is way fine with me cause that just means that SU has something up thier sleeve and we will have fab~o new sets when the new bi-annual catty comes out!! Stay posted for a date when I will be having a going out in style party and sell most of my retired sets at a discount!! This is the last chance to get them because they will be gone forever come June 30th! So if you see something in your catty that is retiring call me now and if I do not have it we will get it ordered for you at 20% off. This is just for my customers who are blog readers and is not an SU special, I just do it cause I like ya'll!
Inky Hugs ya'll

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

MY Ladybug is one today!!

Haley is one today, this is bittersweet. You want them to grow up but at the same time you want them to stay babies. Haley is my last baby so everything she does 1st will be it!! I have promised to take to many pictures of my children so hopefully they or I will never forget! Here is Haley her 1st night home. It is hard to believe a year has gone by already!! We had a little celebration tonight at our house just for us! Preston was so excited his baby sister is having a birthday but he is wondering how long it is till he gets to have his own cake. These few pictures are from tonight with her special cupcake and her birthday plate!! I just love being a mom!! Okay enough of the sappy are the pics for your viewing pleasure!! hehehe! Have a great night ladies!! Maybe I will get some stampin done tonight and get to post if not I promise some tomorrow I am working on a frame!