Wednesday, December 26, 2007

close ups of frame

Here are the close ups I promised. This frame was great fun. I really enjoyed it and I will probably have this project for club in the upcoming year. Enjoy and thanx for looking.

I survived the holidays

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I have been so busy that my head was spinning and I hate to say it but I am really glad that it is all over. So much to get ready for and then it is over really fast. We had a wonderful day with family but it went by so fast.

This frame is part of my moms gift and I could not post it prior to Christmas for fear that she would see it. The beautiful little girl in the pic is my daughter, Jaedyn. She is 5 years old and one of my best friends in this house full of men, one husband, two sons and two male dogs. I have more pics of close ups and I will post them in a seperate post b/c I have troubles uploading many pics to one post. I used dp from K and Co. The chipboard is from Michaels and I embossed it with craft ink from SU!Ruby Red, Regal Rose and choc. chip. The letters are embossed with iridescent ice ep and the flower with clear ep. The hat pin is also from SU pretties kit. No matter how hard I tried I could not get the glare off the pic in the frame. I made one of these frames for all of my children and my nephew. I will try to post one each day or every other. Thanx for looking and have a stamp happy day!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Busy little elf

I am so sorry that I have not posted in so many days. I tried yesterday and well since this blog is free you get what you pay for. It would not load my pics so I decided to wait till this morning. I have been really busy getting ready for the holiday party at school. I made these treat bags for my sons class. The bags are from papertrey ink. I used my nestabilities to cut the paper and then just two simple images colored in with copics and highlighted with copic spica glitter pens. The mitten image is from the Cats Pajamas and the present image is from Luckys Christmas Wish. I got both from All that Scraps. There is yummy chocolate inside. This is not all I have been up to but I did not want to push it with the uploads. I am so desperately trying to finish some gifts that I am making and wrapping. How does time get away from us so easily. I have been wanting to try some challenges but there just does not seem to be enough time in the day. I will try to post again later. Have a stamp happy day!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Good Sunday Morning. If I keep telling myself that maybe I will believe it. I have not been sleeping well and it is starting to catch up with me and I think I am getting sick but I have to inform whoever is in charge that I don't have time to be sick.

I made this card for my daughters kindergarten teacher. We have known each other for quite some time now and she is just like Hanna tall, skinny, and long beautiful hair. Anyway I finished the teachers gifts with the exception of the candy in them and thought I should make them cards too. I will post the teachers gifts tomorrow. I used my copics to color her in and gave her a little funflock on the boots. I used my trusty sakura gelly roll pen. Just gotta love that for bling. Just a quick post have a great day.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Laurens Saturday Sketch

I had some time to play today so I got to do Laurens Saturday Sketch it was fun but I had a hard time coming up with small images though. I guess I must steer clear of them. I will have to get some cuz this was fun. The images are from Amuse. I actually bought them at my local AC Moores. It was a pack of clear stamps called baby wishes. I colored the images with my copics. I used 1.25" circle punch and 1 3/8 square punch from SU! I cuttlebugged the apricot appeal that the small images are matted on. The dp on the bottom of the card is from Nanas kids, DCWV. The ribbon is from the one spot at Target. I needed a baby card and this was the perfect way to make myself make it. Any questions leave me a comment. thanx for looking! Have a stamp happy day!

Quick post

I just wanted to quickly answer Jennifers question that she left in an old post for me. The nugget boxes went over really well and no one even batted an eye at $8 for the large and $5 for the small. The large held 12 nuggets and the small held 6. But I had one lady tell me she was going to eat the candy and use the box to put another gift in. I wish I had made more b/c they loved them. It was my first time and I just did not know.

I want to thank everyone for coming to check out my blog I can't believe I am over 300 already. 1000 hits and we will have some candy.

Have a great weekend. I may get a chance to post tomorrow b/c we are supposed to get more snow. Have a stamp happy day!!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Crappy Christmas Gift

You Are a Fruitcake!
You taste like nothing else in this world.And get ready, you're about to get tossed!">What Crappy Christmas Gift Are You?

My favorite things

Good Morning everybody! The kids are off to school. They were stir crazy yesterday. I got a chance to check out the Member company forums over at SCS and checked out the challenge on My Favorite Things. This is my card made for that challenge. With all the snow yesterday I thought it was fitting. The stamp set is By the seashore and is probably my fav from Kim over at MFT. I am patiently waiting for Baby It's Cold Outside from Paper Pretties b/c Novembers kits never shipped due to some paper problem. I should be getting Nov and Dec kits at the same time. I can't wait to play.

Back to the card. I used Regal Rose, Very Vanilla and Cool Caribbean (retired) cardstock from SU! The designer paper is Blush from Basic Grey. I colored with my Copics which came from Ellens store. This is the first time I have posted anything that I have colored. I have been practicing. I am not ever satisfied with my results and after I am done I always find room for improvement. The sand is embossed with embossing powder from Sparkle and Sprinkle. I bought it at a stamp festival. The brads are Making Memories and are a dead ringer for SU regal rose. SU does not have any to match regal rose. One of my complaints about su is that they should have brads to match all of their colors. I colored over her shirt with the copic spica glitter pen just to give it some bling. I did a little paper piercing at the corners of the main image b/c I felt it needed a little something else. Her hat is on a dimensional and the shells are cut out and attached with glue dots. Sending you sunshine was perfect considering it snowed 10 inches here yesterday. TFL. Have a stamp happy day!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Snow day

I know that it is late but after the day I have had this is the first peace and quiet this girl has gotten all day long. 10 inches of snow later, no school, a husband who could not work b/c of the weather, 2 dogs and all they do is eat. Calgon take me away. I pretty much spent the whole day in the kitchen cuz like I said all they do is eat. They must starve to death at school. The three of them made me crazy and you can only send them out in the cold wet snow for so long. I did manage to address my xmas cards so hopefully I will make it to the post office tomorrow. We are due for another butt full of snow Saturday nite into Sunday. It's beginning to look too much like Christmas. Its only December and I have already had my fill of snow. I am one of those people who would function best in Arizona.

On to my card. This is one of the many cards I made this holiday season and I had to wait for the recipient to get it before I could post. I did not mass produce due to the fact that I just made my wedding invites not too long ago and that just about killed me. So just about everyone is getting their own special card. Maybe I needed 40 to 50. I did not count and I don't want to know. This card was uber simple. Take some bravo burgundy from SU! add a little figgy puddin' paper from basic grey add a gorgeous poinsettia from prima and some bb ribbong from SU! Stamp a little sentiment from our friends over at papertrey, emboss it and wa la. Beautiful card. Quick and easy. I gave you a little close up of the prima b/c they are just so darn pretty. I got the flowers from a semi-local scrapbook store which is unfortunately closing its doors at the end of the year. Bummer for me b/c all we really have is AC Moore and Michaels. Not really the greatest of choices. Any whoo it is getting late and I should be getting some rest b/c I will have to stay up late for the party over at scs tomorrow for PTI release and Hanna has a release tomorrow. What should a girl do buy xmas presents for her husband or buy much needed stamps? Have a stamp happy day!!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

So excited!

I finally figured out how to post links in my blog. Yeah!!!!! It will be so much more exciting now.

Well exciting until I screwed up the pics for this post. The second pic is sideways and I don't know why. Computers! Arghh! These lovely cards are my Thank yous from the wedding. I finally got them done, wrote out and mailed. What a feat on top of everything else going on. I want to thank Nichole from Papertrey Ink. These cards were inspired from a project she did. I used Stampers Select Cardstock from PTI. Certainly celery CS from SU!, ink from SU! Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink, the gingham ribbon is also from SU!, along with the silver eyelets. Beautiful Blooms from PTI is the stamp set used. I wanted something simple because of mass production. I love the way they turned out and I waited to post them until I was sure that everyone got theirs. I think my aunt peeks in on me every once in a while and I did not want to spoil the card. On another note my christmas present came but I am practicing with them b/c man does it take practice to color with copics. Hopefully soon I will have something for you to see. Thanx for looking and my counter is really getting up there. I think I will have to have some blog candy when we hit the 1000 mark. Have a stamp happy day.

I've been tagged

I have been tagged by Kristi Ferro, owner of Hanna Stamps. What a surprise to me that she even looks at my blog. Thank you for looking it was a nice boost of confidence to someone who is new to this blog world.

Rules of the game:

Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.

Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.

Let each person know that they've been tagged by leavinig a comment on their blog.

7 things about me

1. I was in the Marine Corps a very long 15 years ago.

2. I was a helicopter mechanic while in the Corps.

3. I despise the pillsbury dough boy. He annoys me so much. Did you ever just have some crazy thing annoy you and not know why. Well it is the dough boy for me.

4. I worked in the operating room for 10 years, I learned so much in that time and made lots of friends but got burnt out and I do not miss it all now that I am a SAHM.

5. I just got married to the love of my life in September and went on my first cruise to the Southern Carribean. It was hot.

6. I am very new to the stamping world only since last February but it has taken me by storm and I absolutely love it.

7. I attended college while I was a full time Mom, working 32 hours a week in the hospital, and then had a baby in the middle of it all, only to have my life take such a turn of events that I will probably never pursue my law degree which was my original plan. Even after all of that I am happier now than ever and have 3 beautiful healthy children and a man who loves me and my children unconditionally.

Tagged Persons:

1.Ellen Hutson

2. Lauren Meader

3. Laurie Schmidlin

4. Jen del Muro

5. Susan Liles

6. Cyndi Bundy

7. Michelle Wooderson

Monday, December 10, 2007

Finally finished the order

Hello again, I hope everyone had a great weekend. I finished up my order for everyday cards as a gift and I got the fifth grade ornaments done. Being one of the homeroom moms it was my turn to take care of the craft. It was actually easy b/c its Christmas time so I thought they should make ornaments. The goal is to have them all bring a pic in so they can make the coaster ornament but if not they can make the lantern ornament. Both ornaments are fairly quick and easy. I will have all elements cut and ready to be attached. The picture ornament is made with a drink coaster, designer paper, cardstock, SU snowflake punch, brads and silver cord. I used my crop-a-dile to punch the hole. The lantern is made with 12 pieces of designer paper 1"x 6". YOu need a crop-a-dile again to punch the holes and run some ribbon through and your done. Cute and easy. The other pics are a sample of some of the cards that I made for the order I had. The first card is made with Garden Silhouettes from SU!, colors are pumpkin pie, apricot appeal, and whisper white. I used my markers from SU! the green is old olive. Very simple but I thought it is very appealing. The second cardis made using PTI cardstock. I used PTI Beautiful Blooms and SU! ink. The bling is from Amuse. Just quick simple cards but the customer wanted to not spend a lot per card and likes flowers. Just a few examples. Have a great day, we have no school due to ice so I don't know how much i will get done today. Thanx for looking and have a stamp happy day!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

File folder from club

Hi all. I know its been a couple of days. I have so much to do before Christmas including my thank yous from the wedding. Add to that list the bright idea that all teachers gifts should be handmade, a project for the 5th grade xmas party, my own xmas cards, an order for 24 everyday cards as a gift, my grandmothers handmade gift and my bff handmade gift, 3 children, 1 husband, 2 dogs and laundry, cleaning, you know the everyday things. Well I should be due to pull my hair out soon. Thank goodness club is over until January. This file folder card was made for my wonderful ladies in SU club. We had a little card swap and this is the card I made for everyone. All supplies are from SU!. I embossed the pointsettias with silver embossing powder. I just love the shine. Can you believe I was able to capture it with my camera. Thank you to Beate for this tutorial. I just love this card they are so much fun to make. The designer paper is wintergreen, one of my favs from SU!. If you have any questions about specs please email or leave a comment and I will get back to you. Season of Joy is the stamp set used. I find myself using this set all the time. Finally I made a good purchase from SU! I find myself buying alot of things that I never use or never sell even after demonstrating them. As you can tell I am struggling with the decision to remain a demo. The only reasons I have come up with are my wonderful ladies in club and cardstock. Other than that I find myself spending far more than I make especially with always needing to buy new sets. So if anyone has any input on this matter or feels the same or has been through this any input would be greatly appreciated. Have a stamp happy day!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Hello again. I know I said I was going to be more regular but the weekend got away on me and I had a sick child yesterday with a visit to the doctor. It has been a bit crazy here. But anyway here are two more Christmas cards I made. I decided against the mass produced card and just make a bunch of different ones. I have so many stamps and I enjoy using them all. The first card is made with stamps from the Cats Pajamas. I bought them from All that Scraps. The designer paper is figgy pudding. I used liquid applique on her hat, coat, and muff. Isn't she sweet. The sentiment is Stampin Up!
The next card is made with the wonderful Take a bough set from PTI. I used page pebbles from Making Memories on my ornaments. they are also available from PTI. It is not your typical xmas colors but that is what appeals to me. Too much red and green will give a girl a headache. Everyone should try and make a xmas card with non traditional colors, you just might like it. If you do try leave a comment and link to this post. I would love to see what everyone comes up with. By the way my Copics are on the way!!!!! I can't wait for them to get here. I am so excited I cannot contain myself. Have a stamp happy day!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Holy Cow!

Holy cow can you believe it. Two days in a row. I am back again this time with a card I made and to answer a question I got on my treat boxes yesterday. Nancy asked how much I charged for those bad boys and the answer is $8 for the large and $5 for the small and everyone bought them without a blink of an eye. My card I am sharing today is a Hanna Stamps xmas card. All the paper products are Stampin Up! along with the ribbon and ink. One exception to this rule is white cs. I always us PTI white cs.

Hanna has fun flock on her boots and the snow has some flock. I am having a time with pics and can't seem to master it. So if anyone has any pointers or advice it would be greatly appreciated. If anyone wants specific instructions or ingredients just ask. I feel like I sound redundant by repeating myself all the time. I colored with my SU! markers b/c my Christmas present is not here yet but should be shortly. Guess what I am getting. Copics!!!!!! Yeah!!!!! I can't wait. I ordered my ATG gun for adhesive and that should be here soon. I get so frustrated with snail adhesive b/c it falls apart. Permanent my butt. Two very talented ladies introduced me and all their blog readers to the ATG gun from Scotch. It is supposed to be great. I can't wait for it to get here. Lauren Meader and Ellen Hutson are the two very talented ladies who taught me all about this gun. I ordered it from If you have not seen Hanna yet you should head on over to Sorry for not being able to add links to my blog. For the life of me I can not figure it out. Again if anyone has any pointers or advice it is greatly welcome. Well enough from me for one day. I will be back tomorrow. Happy Friday and have a stamp happy day!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

More Boxes

Here is the pics of one of the small boxes that I created for the craft fair. I did not want to push my luck with the last post and mess it up anymore. Again I used DCWV paper, ribbon from SU! and Holiday Treats stamp set for the Nuggets.

Where have I been?

I can't believe that it has been over a month since I have posted anything. It was a crazy month of craft fairs and whatnot at school with the kids. But that is no excuse. LOL! I wanted to show you these boxes that I made for one of the craft fairs that I attended. The first pic is the inside of the box with the red ribbon and the other two go together. this truly is a learning experience all this blogging. I screwed up when I downloaded the pics but you get the gist. I used Holiday Treats stamp set from PaperTreyInk. One of my favorite companies. Inside the box is some scrumptous Hershey nuggets. I stamped mailing labels with the Holiday Treats and wrapped them around the nuggets. The boxes came from ACMoore in a set of two, one large one small. One set had a tree the other had a star on top. I covered them with dp from DCWV, wrapped a little ribbon around the lids, some treats inside and they sold like hotcakes. If you have any questions about what I did you can leave them in a post or email me. thanx for looking and I am going to try to be more regular with my posts.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

This is a little card I made using a House Mouse stamp. They are just the cutest little stamps. This little guy has flock on his santa hat. I stamped him with adirondack pitch black and then colored him with su watercolor pencils and a blender pen. My pic does not do this card any justice. The background is a stamp from su and I colored the berries on the holly with my copic spica red glitter pen. The sentiment is also su. The ribbon is basic grey. I used always artichoke and rose red su cardstock and papertey ink white cs. He is a cutie none the less. This blogging thing is more complicated than it looks. This is supposed to be my second entry for today but for some reason it is at the top. Please bear with me while I sort out all these technical difficulties.

Hello and how is everyone on this fine fall day. It has stopped raining and the sun has come out here in the NEPA. We have nothing to complain about. I made this card last night for the MFTSC02 on SCS. I did not have enough time to add it to my blog b/c it was late.


cardstock: bazzill, su garden green and confetti cream, basic grey perhaps dp

stamps: MFT It's a jungle out there

ink: adirondack pitch black, su garden green, old olive, choc. chip, creamy caramel, summer sun, basic gray

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Quick X-mas Card

Hello again. It has taken me all day to post because blogger could not upload pics. Just a quick card. I have not mastered the picture taking yet so it is not the best pic. The stamp set is Big on Christmas from SU!, all paper is from SU!, snow blossom punch and fire rhinestone brad from SU! It was a quick and easy card, possibly for mass production. Simple is sometimes best. I just love to make Christmas cards. Have a great nite. I'll post again tomorrow.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Long time no see or read

Hello everyone. I am finally back and the wedding went very well and so did our trip. I have been avoiding the blog thing mostly b/c I stalk many blogs and it has intimidated me. I feel as if my talents can't compare. I am not even close to being in the same league. However reading these blogs I learn something new everyday and it inspires me to keep creating. So I have decided that Rome wasn't built in a day and so we all must start somewhere. So here we go. My card today is my first Hanna Stamps creation. I just love this stamp set. It is so girly, perfect for teenage girls or girls my age trying to stay young despite the fact that our children are growing like weeds and will soon be taller than us. For this card I used all SU paper with the exception of the white which is from Papertrey Ink and by far surpasses Whisper White in quality and color. I paper pieced Hanna and her bags with Flowers For You DSP. The flowers are prima and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things. I made this card for my BF just cuz. This card also is for Beate's weekend sketch. I hope you enjoy. Have a stamp happy day.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

First card ever uploaded and it only took 10 minutes

Hello again everyone. Back so soon you say. Well I just had to try and upload some pics. Amazingly enough it worked with only two tries. This may be easier than I thought. Just a simple b-day card. I used So Saffron and Soft Sky cardstock, Blue Bayou ink to edge my photo corner which is from OB Blossoms and Basics along with the petals that I covered with Rose Red DP and sanded the edges. The center of the flower is covered with So Saffron DP topped off with a button and linen thread. The photo corner is covered with Soft Sky DP edged and then wrapped with hemp. The sentiment is from SU Hugs and Wishes. All images are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted. Hope you enjoyed my first card ever posted. Not my first card ever. Any questions or comments please feel free. TFL


Hello everyone. My name is Stacy. I am brand new to this blogging thing so you may have to bear with me for a while. Let me tell you a little about myself to start. I am a SAHM who loves to stamp and scrap inbetween helping my soon to be husband with his business and raising my three beautiful children. I am getting married in two weeks and I am very anxious and excited. I thought about not starting my blog till after the wedding but then I thought that maybe it would be a good way for me to vent, get my thoughts out, however you want to word it. Sometimes it makes you feel better to just write things down. So please bear with me through these next few weeks while I finish all the plans and try to learn how to upload my pics to this blog. Talk to you soon.