Friday, February 27, 2009


I thought this bunny was just so cute. I found him at Michaels. I was searching for some UTEE, I know that I bought some from Joannes and I just can't find it...that is so irritating to me! ugghhh! I couldn't find the UTEE but couldn't resist browsing the stamp isle. I was on a hunt for a St. Patricks Day image and couldn't find any, and this bunny hopped into my basket.
I colored him in with Copics. The dp is from K&Company, Que Sera Sera.
Thanks for the visit.
I have a busy weekend ahead so I probably won't be posting or making anything new. I'll hopefully be back on Monday.
Smiles :)

Image...Stamps Happen, Butterbean with Carrots
paper...K&Company DP Que SEra Sera, Bashful blue, certainly celery, blush blossom
ink...Momento Black, Copic Markers
embellishments...Baubles from StampingBella String of Pearls, May Arts sheer polka dot ribbon, SU sheer ribbon, prima flowers

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Candy for Gabby

To get the winner I cut up strips of paper with numbers on them. I threw them up in the air and my daughter picked one up off the floor...

Gabby said...
Happy Birthday Lorraine! Hope your day is awesome and get some nice birthday goodies! :)

Gabby, please email me your info and I will get this package out to you!


and here are some pics of the two lovely homemade cards I received.
Thank you, Nancy Ruth! I just love this card. So whimsical and fun!

This is from my sister, Marlene. I so appreciated getting this on my birthday! Thanks honey!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Where's My Villa???

Our vacation started off on very shakey circumstances. When we got to the resort they were so over booked that they gave our villas away. We were all so pissed off! I think everyone who checked into the resort that day was pissed off. There were so many angry people in the lobby it wasn't even funny. We never got into our villas, they put us into 9 Hotel rooms, not a good thing when you need to chase teenagers around a resort to make sure that they are staying out of trouble...OMG! We did manage to have a great time...being with family and friends is what it's all about...
As usual there are really no pictures of me in my camera...I'll have to wait until my friends email them to me!

Thank you for all of your birthday wishes! I received a lovely brak from Nancy Ruth. I've got to take a picture and post it! It's so cute and was a pleasure to receive.
I had a lovely birthday. I spent it in bed...on the beach!
I was actually very sick and two days before my birthday I had to go see a doctor in the Dominican Republic. I ended up getting an iv full of antibiotics for Bronchotis and strep. I was negotiating with the doctor to let me have some drinks. No alcohol! ugghhh.... at least the beds were very comfortable.

Still recovering from the Bronchotis...we're all sick! lol And I have a serious headache from all the coughing! I'm peeling and need to find a place in the sun again, real soon...California here I come!
I'll be back tomorrow with the blog candy winner!
I hope that you are all having a great day!
I'll try to post more pictures tomorrow!
Smiles :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Birthday Blog Candy!

Whose birthday you ask! Well it's mine!!!
Up for grabs is some blog candy, some Prima Rhinestone Flourishes, they stick right on to your projects and some lovely Prima Center Kisses. I've used both of these items in some of my latest projects. Go back a post and you'll see what I'm talking about! Just leave a comment on this post and I will pick a winner one week from today, February 26th.
I hope you are all having a great day.
Smiles :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Hearts, Flowers and Ships...

What a crazy day today has been. I'm running around like a chicken without a head trying to get everything ready before we leave bright and early tomorrow morning. We are a group of 22 people traveling. This is going to be a blast. My sister is coming with us and I can't wait to spend some relaxing time with her.
This first card is for my son, Stephen. I didn't have a clue as to what image to use. Somehow I don't think he would have enjoyed a frilly card. So out came the TAC ship collage. I used the sketch from Wednesday's challenge SC215. I stamped happy valentines day directly onto the dp in black and it didn't show up so I went over the stamped sentiment with a white gel pen. I think that he will like this! The dp is from Target. I combined it with black, riding hood red and basic gray...added some jumbo eyelets and was done!

This is the card that I made for my sister. I had just come back from getting my nails done and I ruined my manicure! It's a single layer card using Gina K 120 pure luxury card stock. If you don't have this paper yet, I have to tell you that it is absolutely wonderful!
I stamped happy valentines day with rose red. the sentiment is from a set offered by Gina K called Just Hippy. I used some Prima rhinestone flourishes...these are fab...they are sticky on the back and you can cut them up to use on your projects! I used two Heidi Swapp flowers and then added a Heidi Swapp ghost shape...this is where I ruined my nails. The HS ghost shape is clear so to give it some color I loaded it up with Versa Mark, then I sprinkled heat and stick on the shape, and heated to make it sticky. I then used dazzling diamonds. My nails are a mess! But I really like this card. I usually don't do single layer cards but had so much fun making this one that I made one more!

This last card is the card that I made for Zoe. I love it, even if I do say so myself! lol
Again I used Gina K 120 pure luxury paper and glued some Prima Heart Shapped Kisses to the card. I then drew stems in old olive from the bottom of each heart, and then added a little red ribbon. I stamped the sentiment in real red. So how do you think I did. I do good under pressure!
Well I'm off to fix my nails.

Have a great weekend and a lovely, romantic, fabulous Valentines Day!
I'll be back in a week with lots of pictures to share!
Smiles :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Boho Valentine

I made this card for the sketch challenge on SCS, SC215. It's an easy sketch and great for using up some scraps of paper.
This one is for my daughter, Chelsea.
You can't see it in the picture but the heart image was popped up using foam dots. I used my mini bow dazzler to make the bow and added a heart charm to the bow.
One more day until vacation time! 2 more cards to make before I leave! That means double trouble tomorrow. I'll probably use this sketch again!
Thanks for looking!
Have a wonderful day!
Smiles :)

stamps...MFT Boho Blossoms
paper...real red, vanilla, retired SU Cerise dp
ink...real red
embellishments...ribbon, charm, brads, Swiss dot cuttlebug embossing folder

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sealed with a Kiss

I'm on a roll! lol
I made this for my husband for Valentines. It will go in my suitcase and I will give it to him at dinner when we are in the Dominican Republic! I am so looking forward to this trip! I can't wait to get my feet into the sand and the ocean! We are traveling with 3 other families so our kids are so happy that they all have someone to hang out with. It should be a great time. Am I packed you ask. Not yet! shouldn't take me that's all very casual.
I wanted to make my husband something a little different. It's not what I started out to make at all, but it progressed into what it is and I am happy with it.
The dp is from Gina K and is called Alabaster ( I think). The sentiment is from the dollar bin at Michaels and the lip stamp is so old I have no idea where it is from. I added some bling, these really cool rhinestone flourishes that I purchased from Prima, and some stickers, a little ribbon with a ribbon slide and some brads.
I think that Steve is going to like this one!
Thanks for the visit!
Smiles :)

Revised 2/11...The lip stamps is from Stampabilities and is called Kiss!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Rockstar Valentine

I made this for my son John and am sending it out to California. It's not your typical Valentines Day card but I know that he will really like this. He plays the guitar and I wanted him to know that with all he's been through I really do think that he is a rock star!
I have so much to do before I leave on Saturday. I really should start packing, but I'm just not into it right now. Maybe
The main image was heat embossed and the stamp set is from Inkadinkado.
Have a wonderful day!
Smiles :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Birthday Wish

It's been so long since I last posted, or created anything! It really felt good to go down into my dungeon and make this card.
This is for my daughter, Chelsea who is 19 years old today! I remember the day she was born like it was yesterday!
Last night we went out for dinner to celebrate her birthday. We had a Greek feast! very yummy, and definitely not on Weight Watchers! lol
As per tradition in our house I am making a special birthday dinner tonight. Chelsea has requested Ziti ala Vodka and Salmon with BBQ sauce. I baked a cake, omg, what a disaster, and it wouldn't be a true celebration without me making a card for her.
This is what i came up with. I felt like I was in card making 101 after being away from it for so long! I hope you like it.

Stamps...MFT, You take the cake
ink...momento black, SU markers
paper...SU close to cocoa, taken with teal, regal rose, basic white, SU retired DP
embellishments...Heidi Swapp Large Flower & flower ghost shape, flower button by Jolene, stickles, and pop ups
technique...sponging and paper piecing

My son John is really doing very well. He had plastic surgery so he should have minimal scaring on his face. We still don't have a police report. Apparently it takes up to twelve weeks to get a police report from the LAPD! We do know that the driver who hit him was arrested for DUI and there were no fatalities in the accident for which we are very thankful! I'll be going out to California next month to spend some time with him. I'll be there for St Patricks day again! However, I am not traveling with a suitcase full of corn beef this time!
I'm getting ready to go on vacation this coming Saturday. We leave on Valentines Day. Hopefully I'll be able to get some Valentines Day cards made before we leave.
Have a great day!
Smiles :)
***revised February 11th
We have now found out that the cab driver was killed in the accident. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family.

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