Sunday, July 27, 2008

Puppy Love!

Another MFT stamp. Isn't it a cute
one?! I haven't mastered the copics yet so I colored it in with my Prismas and SU watercolors. The paper is from DCWV winter packet. As I look at the picture I think the dog looks lopsided or is it just my eyes? Anyway, I can't believe July is just about over! You know what that means, school is just around the corner. My school starts on the 25th but I'll be in anytime after August 1st. I'm just not ready to go back yet. Is anyone else ready to go back? I guess I'll just have to stamp away to keep my mind off of school. So, take care and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

These Boots...

Don't you just love the stamp sets from MFT?! They are some of my favorites. I have a niece who is in love with horses (ask her what she wants to be when she grows up she say a cowgirl) so I bought this stamp so I can make her birthday cards with it. Anyway, if you haven't bought any stamps from MFT you might want to check into them. Or if anyone wants some images stamped I'll be glad to stamp some for you. To change the subject, we are taking the kids and their friends to Starved Rock National Park in Ottawa, Il. They have a huge lodge with indoor waterparks and an indoor amusement park as well as hiking trails along the Illinois river and lots of cute little shops. I just hope the waterparks aren't too babyish for my teenagers. After going to Wisconsin Dells and their waterparks we hope this one is just as much fun. If anyone has ever been there let me know what you think. I look at it as a few days away and not cooking dinners. So, have a great rest of the day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Chocolate Therapy

It's so true, isn't it?! I found this stamp and many more great ones in the dollar bin at Joann Fabrics. If you haven't seen them yet, hurry on over and check them out. The stripped paper is from Archivers and the green is always artichoke. The blue ribbon is from Micheals. I colored him in with my (few I have) copics and am still trying to figure them out before I buy any more. So, here he is, Mr. Chocolate! Anyway, have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Saturday is finally here. No baseball, no work, and it's raining out. What's a girl to do?! Stamp, I guess! It's the perfect kind of day for stamping. I made these two gift card holders for my stamping friends birthdays, Michele, and Debbie and Barb. I bought this stamp set from Pink Cat Studio just on purpose to use for our scrapping group. Not too shabby, huh! Be sure to check out Michele's blog, she has a ton of pictures from CHA, right here in Chicago. Anyway, have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Lil' Bunny FuFu!

Just a quick post for now, we're off to ANOTHER baseball game. We should be done by tomorrow for the season but you know how coaches are, there is always another game somewhere. This is one of the newest stamps from MFT. It's perfect for get well cards.
This is another "Just had to have" sets. Anyway, have a great night and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Stampin' Diva Challenge 4

What do you think?! This is our 4th challenge so far. We had to use any SU stamp and 3 embellishments with one being a ribbon. So I had to pull out my very first and one of my favorite SU sets I bought. If you don't have this set, Fishy Friends, you're missing out on a good one! Anyway, the paper is SU, ballet blue, always artichoke, the polka dot paper didn't have a name on it. I colored it in with my copics. The ribbon is from Micheals. This was a fun card to make, I may have to make more in different colors. Be sure to check out the other girls who also did this challenge, you can link on to them on my side bar under Stampin Divas. And finally, the weekend is here. I've been at my mom's helping her out all week and now I am ready for a scrap. Sunday our scrapping group is going to Archivers from 1-8 and I'm looking so forward to it. The pictures are piling up. So have a great weekend (hopefully dry, we've had a ton of rain). Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008


What do you think of this image? Isn't she so cute?! Last week I took a ride out to this great little store in Lockport, Illinois called Stampin' Thyme. It has so many stamps in there you could be there all day looking. I found this one and just had to have her. She is from Great Impressions. The flower paper I made so long ago at a CTMH workshop and forgot I even had it. It went perfect (Ithink). I was really happy how this one turned out. Anyway, this was the only card I made this whole weekend and I had big plans to get a bunch done. Isn't that how it always happens? Well there is always tomorrow. So now I am off to work at Bingo (those bingo players can be ferocious, they were last night). Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! ALOHA!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tweetie Bird

More brown and pink combo. Lately I've been into the browns and pinks, or browns and blue and green. Don't ask me why. Anyway I'm not sure what company this parrot came from. This was one of the images I stamped at our stampin' diva club, where we bring any new stamps and share them. It's been a great way to get new images without buying them. (What am I say?! That doesn't stop me from buying them)! All the paper is from SU and the ribbon is also SU.
Well, the 4th of July is upon us already. Tomorrow our town has their annual parade and fireworks show and the best thing about it is that the fireworks are right across the street from my house.WOO HOO! It's a blast (no pun intended). Everyone and anyone comes over and sits on our front lawn for the show. The streets are blocked off so we tend to flow out into the street also. I set up a table and people bring snacks if they want and it a great time. The crowd seems to grow more every year. So, what is everyone else doing for the 4th? Hope it's a good one! I'm hoping to get more stamping done this weekend. I'm starting to get low again for posting. Anyway, have a great 4th and wonderful weekend!!