Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Yuck it's raining here today...this is the day we have the big parade. It actually starts right across from my's so neat seeing everyone line up...especially the little ones (dancers, brownies, cub scouts those little ones) they all want to go in different directions. They are more interested in the horses, fire engines, and those silly little Shriner's cars. I guess they will postpone it now until Monday.

Good stamping day!!! I have only made a few cards since I last posted...which actually wasn't that long ago...trying to get better. They are the same image but different color combinations. They are both for Gingersnap Creations Group. They have a lot of fun things to do and I love their challenges.

Both cards were done with Leplume Markers...I 'm sort of getting the idea of how to use markers. Everything I did before came out way to dark. I finally got the pastel colors along with several others and am learning how to combine them for a more natural look.
Last night I did for the first time in a very long time a colored pencil image. I did it with my Primsa watercolor pencils and it looked so neat I decided not to blend it just leave it as is. I will design a card this weekend and hopefully post before the end of the weekend.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Car's back

Well my car is back and tomorrow I will have to go to work for a while. Then I will have to do some errands.

Okay curious about who won out..stamping or cleaning...both...LOL. My cat decided to get sick on my rug upstairs so out came the rug shampooer. Now you know you can't just clean one spot not on a beige rug that has two dogs and one cat all over it. After a 4 hour project I was finally done...nap time. That was my first play! Did my usual chores and then did some playing.

The first card was just a simple black, red and white for a challenge. The second card is for another challenge using kraft, baja, and eggplant for colors, these were the closet colors I had.

The image was done with Leplume markers which I am still learning to use. Both were done for Stamp TV..if you have never visited there do. Gina K has some great tutorials and they have some fun challenges.

Well guess that's all for tonight will spend sometime tomorrow wandering around all my blogger friends sites!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009


Tis monday morning and I just don't want to wake up. Had a busy weekend (for me anyway). Did my favorite things though, church projects, yard sales, and of course stamping...

My dad's car broke down so he has mine for the next few days so I'm home stuck for a few my big problem is what I should do housework - stamping. Stamping -housework I'll let you know which one wins out. If I start stamping I won't get anything else done.
Today is a card share from my friend Lori....She is the Moderator of The United Stamp Group and this is a swap card that she made me. Isn't it Pretty? How about that envelope...I giggled when I saw it.
Well off to decide what to do today.....

Friday, May 15, 2009

Woo Hoo two days in a row

Hello everyone..had a great day sun was out and I was feeling creative!! I'm only posting one card today so I can give some information about it.

This is the "BENCH CARD" and the reason I say this is I wanted a bench that looked like a park bench so I ordered the one from Flower Soft and when it arrived lo and behold tis a little big. I wanted one I could incorporate into scenery....LOL This is really cool though it has all sorts of things to put on the bench, hat, book, cat. As you can see I choose the hat and it is also made to be use with the Flower Soft. I put it on the hat and a little around the bench. If you are interested in the Flower Soft stamp set you can order it from They of course carry the Flower Soft also. I will be purchasing my Flower Soft from Pam at Fire Cracker Designs by Pamela ( I think her service is superb and she gets things shipped quickly. I had to wait for this for a while from Flower Soft Co.
I used my favorite watercolor crayons to color in the image.

Have a Happy Stamping Weekend and if you are going to have a beautiful Saturday like I am stamp in the evening...get some good (healthy) rays during the day!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Been a while again!!!

Hope everyone is enjoying spring. I have been busy making spring cards and watching my DH plant a garden!!! He's never done this before and I truly am amazed at how well he's doing. Came in all excited yesterday because he has actually seen two rows of raddishes growing so now he's convinced he's got a green thumb! We'll see when it comes time to weeding..told him this is his project not mine..I don't mind going to the grocery store and picking my veggies right from the shelf! So far he's planted strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and rasberries. Squash, zuccinni, lettuce, green peppers, spinach an I don't know what else!!! He wanted to do asparagus but I informed him if he liked the foundation on the house not to do that!

Need to do some blog hopping myself and checking out what you all have been up too! Here's some more of my cards and I hope you enjoy.

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