Sunday, May 30, 2010

more PRESTO to follow

just a little tease ~ wait to you see what I did with this PRESTO paper... ;)

Java & Jasper ~ worn out

thought I'd share a new picture of the 'boys' ~ they are in the process of helping me prepare for the next USTAMP event.... lol, looks like all that stamping has them all worn out.... ;)

CTMH party crasher ;)

I've been pretty busy the past few weeks to say the least - so now I'm gonna babble... ;)

the other day, I'd been invited to a BBQ party at my friend's house ( she happens to sell CTMH) & always does a hostess club BBQ near June... last year the BBQ was de-railed when her son was diagnosed with cancer & rushed to the IWK Halifax (he's doing well now) - so this year we all wanted to be there! no luck, my hubby had to work on the holiday, which meant no sitter - so of course, I emailed saying no BBQ for me... well, then one of my boys ended up doing the nail thru the foot thing & ended up at the hospital for a couple of visits to get 'fixed up'... yikes.. anyway, on the way home, I decided to crash the CTMH BBQ with one boy in tow... ;) lol, come to find out the BBQ had been scheduled to be a surprise birthday party for me... oops... leave it to me ;) but at least I got there!! & while I was there I was able to make one card - I must say I wish SU had some cherries.. below is my party crashin' card....

& here's the cake my mum made & let my boys decorate...
lol, they thought I 'needed' confetti sprinkle frosting....

& here's a few of the cards I received...

THANKS EVERYONE!!! much appreciated!!

MDS ~ almost SSC 153...

well I started out to do a card for Stamping 411's saturday sketch #153, however, I'm a little off... lol & those who know me well would say: "she's right on schedule"... my printed paper is fresh off my printer - kinda fun to make your own... R ;)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Presto! ~ Upsy Daisy's Milkin' It

I had FUN playing with this little 'gem'... perfect for gift certificates!! R ;)


Mini Milk Carton Bigz Die - Item: 117310

Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper - Item: 117175

Gold Glow Smooch Spritz - Item: 118770

Inspired By Nature - Item: 111656

Upsy Daisy - Item: 111710

Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad - Item: 115657

Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad - Item: 115658

Mini Library Clips - Item: 109857

Sticky Strip - Item: 104294

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

MDS ~ Winter Wonder 2010

what more can I say LOVE "MY DIGITIAL STUDIO"!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Announcing USTAMP "EARLY SUMMER" 2010!!

here's a bit of what DAWN is saying about USTAMP "Early Summer Edition 2010"!! :

"I am thrilled to announce the next round of registration for UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! is open.
UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! "Early Summer Edition 2010"!! will open June 25th (EDT) and will run through July 16th.
"Early Summer Edition 2010"!! is going to be a fantastic event!! We will be showcasing Stampin' Up! Sneak Peeks from NEW Catalog releasing in July AND you can be sure that the HOT & HIP NEW COLORS that SU! is debuting, will be here there and everywhere on the projects shared!!"

The FREE PASSES this time around will go to 13 winners that will be drawn through a random drawing.
The names will be selected from the group of names that post a comment at between May 21 and May 31st.
The winners will be announced on June 1st. If a winner is selected and has already paid for the event, a refund will be issued.
ps. to comment*, there is a VERY TINY little envelope at the bottom of USTAMP EARLY SUMMER info. * if you comment anonymously, be sure to put your FULL NAME & that Scrappywonder sent you!!

& needless to say, I am VERY EXCITED to take part in this marvelous STAMPING EVENT!!!
HOPE, to see you there too!! happy stamping R ;)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pretty in Pink & a Road Trip

no time for details, catching the ferry in a few minutes... long day ahead ;) will try to get back & edit the details ~ enjoy your long weekend!! R ;)

finally, the details: I used whisper white CS & the reverse cut from the BLOSSOM PARTY die, roll it thru the LOTS OF DOTS texture folder, then applied CLEAR PACKING TAPE (VERY CAREFULLY) to the back side & poured on DAZZLING DIAMONDS glitter on to the exposesd tape. I brushed off the extra glitter, then used my finger to 'push in' the remaining glitter. then I curled the flower petals with my fingers & applied a mini glue dot the the back & attached each flower to it's reverse cut. I punched a few trio of flowers, the bird & a wee flower. I rolled the bird thru the lattice texture folder, then sponged some ink on him & used some dimensionals under bird; then 'scored' the small flowers by using my stylus & a bit of pressure on the flower while it is laying on the foam of the sizzix die. more mini glue dots to attach flowers & finally crystal effects dotted in centers & more glitter.... R ;)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SSC151 Awash Oval

especially made for: Stamping 411's saturday sketch #151!
colors: ruby red, so saffron, certainly celery, soft suede & confetti ivory...


I'm having a RETIREMENT party,
on the evening of Tuesday, JUNE 1st/10!!
If you are local ~ please come!!
LOL, and here's my FUN:
Scrappywonder's "2009/10 SU Retirement" Contest!*
GUESS what SU Stamp Sets will Retire & WIN a prize from me!

It's that time already ~ another STAMPIN' UP year is coming to a close!
On June 1, Stampin' Up! will announce the next retirement list for the 2009/10 catalogue.
My RETIREMENT CONTEST gives you an opportunity to guess
which stamp sets will be on the retirement list!
Pick 10 stamp sets from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog that you think will retire.
your retirement GUESS list by May 31/10 (no later).

I will announce the winner on June 1/10 at my retirement party.
The person with the highest number of correct guesses will win a retiring stamp set from my collection and 15% off their retiring list order.
& in the event of a tie - my treat - you both WIN!!
Yes, you are reading it right!
Someone will win a stamp set & get 15% off their retiring list order!!!
Plus, I'll feed you brownie pizza!
Hee hee, how can you beat it? ;)

*my small print: Canadian orders only, sorry!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

With Sympathy & Quote ~ Crying

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling & everyone around you is crying...

Basic Watercoloring with Aquapainters video shared

here's a nifty 'how-to' video for watercoloring by Andrea Walford that I found on you-tube...
enjoy & thank Andrea for this one!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

for Samie ;)

God gives us Grace, Strength & Hope...

Mo Jo Monday #138 ~ Free Time

especially made for Mo Jo Monday challenge #138...

I'll be back to add details in a day or so... sorry, too tired tonight! ;)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I had a wonderful surprise email a few days ago!!!

My Ustamp'er & NING friend Kristen Conant had sent me the Sunshine Award!!!

You can click on her name to go to visit her blog & Please leave her a message that I sent you!

Thank you Kristen!!!!
I am blessed to have a wonderful stamping friend like you!!!

Here are the ‘rules’ for the award.

1. Put the Sunshine Award on your blog and/or within your post.
2. Pass the award to other bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received this award by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

The hardest part, of course, is narrowing it down!! There are so many people whose blogs I visit regularly for inspiration and encouragement – but here are a few I can think of right now ( & thank you all for the wonderful cards & paper projects you share so regaularly!!) :

Ann Schach

Donna @ Butternut Sage

Robin Merriman

Gwen Mangelson

Connie Babbert

Patti Chesky

Monday, May 10, 2010

project # 1

the colors inspired by "color Q #31":
crushed curry, brillant blue tempting turquoise, celery celery & whisper white...

this lovely box became a gift over the weekend when one lucky stamper's family treated her to a wonderful birthday gift certificate... ;)

card # 2

the colors inspired by "color Q #31":
crushed curry, brillant blue tempting turquoise, celery celery & whisper white...

card # 3

the colors inspired by "color Q #31":
crushed curry, brillant blue tempting turquoise, celery celery & whisper white...

this little card is 3x3...

card # 4 ~ forget-me-not lattice

the colors inspired by "color Q #31":
crushed curry, brillant blue tempting turquoise, celery celery & whisper white...