Friday, February 29, 2008

And the Winner is...

to pick the winner instead of using random number org i decided to cut up pieces of paper and put numbers on them. We tossed all the cut up #'s into a bowl and picked one piece of paper! My daughter picked the winning number
and the winner is....

joan b said...
Oh, I just love your comment about the Giants!! LOL I hope you do have a better week. Congrats on your 5000 hits.

I like to use ribbon on cards, of course, but also on packages!

Joan b...congrats! now to pick up your ribbon, please send an email to and let me know which share you would like, and include your snail mail addy! you're going to just love this ribbon! Please respond within 48 hours!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Some RAK's received

Thank you for giving me the feedback about the ribbon blog candy. I will draw another winner tomorrow and set a certain amount of time to hear from the winner, as suggested! I will also include any new comments left on this post and the previous one.
I joined the RAK group recently and received these lovely cards...and one is from my SBS sis Amy. Thanks for wishing me a Happy Birthday! My birthday was on February 19th. it was wonderful to receive all of these lovely cards. They each brought a smile to my face! I feel so lucky to have received these.
Thanks for taking the time and visiting with me today.
This is from my SBS sis, Amy wishing me a Happy Birthday!

Ladybug Welcome is from Linda Palmer to welcome me to the RAK group on SCS

Skiing Penquin, another RAK welcome from JenStudio29

Cherry Hello is from my Birthday twin, Romancechick

Floral Hello from JBgreendawn, another welcome to the RAK group

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I need your help...

On Super bowl Sunday I announced the winner of the May Arts Ribbon Blog Candy give away. The winner never notified me. Since I'm relatively new at this blogging world and would love to know what is the correct thing to do? Do I just pick another winner? This is fabulous ribbon and I'd love to see somebody have it. Your advice and wisdom would be greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Did you miss me?

Hi everyone! well i'm back! lol.
Thanks to all of you who were inquiring about me!
My sister and i had a wonderful time in Florida. It was so great to just get away from it all. We had some lovely weather and not so lovely weather. 2 days of wind and lots of rain. One morning as we took our coffee out onto the balcony the wind was so strong it blew my nightgown up to my neck. I just looked at my sister and laughed. We quickly went back into my dads apartment! I suggested that we go down to the beach anyway! We could sand blast some pounds off us. LOL! Then the rain started and continued for the rest of that day into the next until the late afternoon. There was not much to do! By 2 pm I was ready to go out of my mind. So i grabbed an umbrella and my sister and we walked down to Howard's situated right across from the beach...and surprise Happy Hour started early! Margarettaville here we come! 2 hours later the sun came out and we were back to being very happy. do you think the tequilla had anything to do with it? lol
My father and his wife, Maria live in Deerfield Beach in a gorgeous ph apartment on the beach. Here are some photos. A few were taken while I was sitting on the beach and there is one view of my fathers building. His apartment is the very top with the huge balcony! What an amazing view from up there.
I came home and we had a snow storm! So i'm including some pictures of my yard covered in snow. The first photo is a side view of my front porch and yard, the second photo is a view of my carriage house and Layla, my 7 year old chocolate lab. the next photo is also of my back yard. see the park bench? In front of it is a bacci ball court covered in snow!
I plan on getting back into my craft room and start making some stuff with my new stamps that i ordered from SU. Keep posted!
I've missed you all!

Friday, February 8, 2008

The last two

Here are the last two cards that i made for valentines.
I have so much left to do before i leave on Sunday. I still have to pack, and tomorrow is my daughters 18th birthday. We've got a pretty busy day tomorrow and i probably won't have any time to stamp.
I just wanted to share these with you before i left.
Have a Happy Valentines Day!
thanks for stopping by!

As you can see, i am still playing with the same sketch. SC162. Lots of stitching on this card. I used Berry Bliss DP from SU and this is another stamp from Just So Hippy by Gina K Designs. I think it's really cute.

The next card is still growing on me. the more i look at it the more i like it. I used a stamp from Penny Black. I think it's called The Squadron. It's very simple. The cuttlebug swirl folder added some texture, and then i added some fun ribbon and lots of stickers. I colored in the piggies with prisma color pencils and gamasol.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Ginger Blossom Valentine

I'm still working with the SCS sketch challenge SC162. However the layout is flipped a little bit. I used Ginger Blossom DP and am still using my Gina K designs stamp set Just So Hippy. I am in love with this set! OMG! It is so much fun to play with this!
This is the 2nd Valentine made. 5 more to go! I may not have time to post tomorrow, so i'm posting this now.
Thanks for peeking in!

stamps: Gina K Designs , Just So Hippy
paper: Ginger Blossom DP, cameo coral, groovy guava, river rock, ruby red
ink: Su markers, bb
embellies: prima flowers and brads, baubles

Hippy Love

Playing with the Sketch Challenge SC162. Wow, lots of layers... Lots of measuring. Working with the sketch challenges takes me a little out of my comfort zone, but it takes me beyond the simple sketches that i always seem to fall back on. LOL
I used this sketch to make one of the many Valentines that must be made before i leave for Florida.
I still had the Berry Bliss paper on my desk and used it with my new set from Gina K., called Just So Hippy. I think it's really cute. I'm going to have to play with this set a little more!
Thanks for checking in!

Stamps: Just So Hippy, by Gina K
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Purely Pom, close to cocoa, Berry Bliss Dp
Ink: bb, Purely Pom
Embellies: May Arts Sheer Polka Dot Ribbon, brads,baubles, stickles

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Chelsea's 18th is coming!

My oldest daughter, Chelsea will be 18 this Saturday. The day that she was born is still so vivid to me! Right after I delivered her the doctor put her on my stomach and she immediately pooped! I just looked at the doctor and said to him...Is this what i have to look forward too? we both laughed.
I made this card a little early...i have a very busy week. I am leaving on Sunday to go to Florida. I am meeting my sister there and we will be visiting with my father. He lives on the ocean and the view is amazing. I'll take pictures so that i can share them with you when i come back. I need to make some Valentines' Day cards before i leave! ugghhhh

this is another Rubber Romance Diva. The owner of the company sells them on a site called, her seller name is burnt cookie. Shipping is only $2 per order. (I am not affiliated with this company at all...just like to pass on a great deal when i can!)
I opened up another new pack of dp called berry bliss and started designing around the paper. I colored her in with su markers and some water coloring...and then sponged...i just love sponging. lol

Stamps: Rubber Romance, Nan & SU Whimsical Numbers
card stock: pretty in pink, white, close to cocoa, purely pom, & DP Berry Bliss
embellies: ribbon, prima flowers, baubles, stickles

It's warm here in NY. 62 degrees, but not a pretty day. i hope that where ever you are you have sunshine!
thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Cowgirls Have It.

I went into my dungeon to make a birthday card for my daughter. She is going to be 18 this saturday, but while cleaning up my desk i came across this sentiment from rubber stamp ave and decided to stamp a card using it. i am so happy with the outcome of this card! Carrie and some sass! LOL
i started off by picking out the dp i was going to use. i just had to open my new package of western sky from su. i used my su markers to color her in and also did a little bit of water coloring. lots of sponging and i fell in love!
i hope that you are having a wonderful day!
thanks for stopping by!

stamps: carrie from rubber romance, sentiment "cowgirls have it" from rubber stamp ave
card stock: du dp western sky, soft sky, blue bayou, river rock, white
ink: bb, river rock, blue bayou, soft sky, ruby red, creamy caramel
embellies: prima flowers essentials, bauble from m's, velvet ric rac ribbon from may arts

Monday, February 4, 2008

Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes

boy or girl, no one knows!

I have a friend, yup, i got me one...her name is Maria. We met each other through our sons and have become great friends. we have beach days together, family vacations together, girls nights out and over the years have shared many laughs and tears together. we have all these dates in common. my daughter and her son have the same birthday, my son's birthday is her wedding anniversary, her daughters birthday is the same day that my mother passed, ...are you getting the picture? cause there are more! LOL!
she has 4 kids...boy, girl, boy, girl... like me... and she is always on the go. she is one busy working mom.
in passing she tells me...Did i tell you? sister Christine is having her first baby at 40, can you imagine... and i'm throwing her a shower. I need 50 invitations! Don't you have something already made up that i can use?...I just laughed at that one...yup, just go to the card rack and pick them out babe! i'm sure you'll find 50 baby shower themed cards in that rack! LMAO!
so this is what i finally came up with. we don't know if Christine is having a boy or a girl...and i was struggling with colors...i tried the yellow and green, the lilac and yellow and just didn't like anything. and then i thought hey, what's wrong with pink and blue. no time to shop and put a SU order in so i had to use what i had in my stash.
let me know what you think...or if you have any suggestions...these were kind of a rush
thanks and have a great day!
stamps: Simple Somethings, SU
card stock: confetti white, dp paper from sams club
ink: bb, bashful blue, pretty in pink
embellies: ribbon, glitter glue, mega and jumbo punches, pop up's

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Woohooo! No Mohawk!

As some of you may have read on my previous post my son is out of danger of sporting a Mohawk. He has, however had the honor of shaving his friends head! Oh to be so young and stupid again! LOL!
We were celebrating wildly in our house...and i've got to tell you that my blood pressure was extremely high, especially in the last few minutes of the game. i thought that i was going to explode. what an exciting game! But enough on that...i could go on and on about how our team played the game. they were amazing!
as promised I am announcing the winner of my blog candy for the ribbon. by random number picker, the number picked was 9. So Deb, please let me know which share of ribbon you would like and i will get it into the mail for you. I am leaving for a trip the end of the week, and would love to mail it out before i go.
I've been working on something creative, hopefully they'll be done tomorrow and i can post.
Wohoo! Giants! We are number one! sorry, i just can't help myself!
Hope you all had a wonderful day

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Go Giants Go!

I know that not everyone is rooting for the Giants to win...with the Patriots having a perfect record and all...but i need them to win. My son, John, who is in college in California, decided to place a bet with his friend that the Giants would be victorious. He is so adamant that they will win that he bet that he will get his hair cut into a mohawk if they are defeated! OMG! He's got such beautiful hair!!!! LOL! So, please, if you feel so inclined, even if you don't want the Giants to win...maybe keep your fingers crossed for me that they do...from one mom to another I beg you!
Go Giants, Go!
Have a great Sunday!

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