Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hello Everyone

Aug. 6Th 1933 to Sept. 28Th 2010
It has been a long journey with my dad but he is at peace now. My father went to be with the lord on Sept. 28Th. I am so blessed that I was able to quit my job 5 yrs. ago and go through this journey with him and my mom. I was able to get to know my father as a friend, a man, and a person. He was so strong and courageous. I only hope I am half the person he was.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

No Posting

Hi everyone,

I have not been posting in the past few months because of my father. About 9 weeks ago he caught a cold which was not good for him. It made him extremely week. Then towards the end of April he passed out and broke his right hip. He had some complications after surgery. About 2 and a half weeks ago they moved him from one of the wards to the palliative care unit where he is receiving physical therapy, occupational therapy and more. He probably has 2-3 weeks left here at the VA in Tucson. So far we are going on 7 weeks. Needless to say I have not been stamping at all. I have been getting certified with MDS (My Digital Studio) and been using that a lot! I am enjoying it very much when I have the time.
We are moving my parents to our property down in Huachuca City and my husband has been working very hard at getting everything done around their new home. I was able to go home last Sat. for the first time in 6 weeks to see the progress. It was a fast trip home and back just to see what was happening around there.(and to see my dogs!) This is a picture of their home. It is a lot further along then this right now but this was the only picture I could find at the moment.

So on to some Stamping business. The last chance list's are out. You can find them on my side bar. You can also veiw them on my Stampin' Up website http:

The supplies are selling fast so if there is something you want you can order online under my Stampin' Up website or e-mail me. I am ordering catalogs so if you want one let me know so I am sure I have enough for you in July.

You all take care


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wedding Page # 2

Hi stamping and scraping friends,
today was a busy day working on my stamping room. I am always trying to get a little more organized. But I have really let my room go. Hopefully I will find the floor soon :)
I did do a little tweeking on my scrapbooking page yesterday. I do think I like having the punch behind the stamp that says mr and mrs. I also have posted the page that goes with it. I know you have heard me say it before but I truly love this program!
Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wedding Album

Hi Stamping and Scrabooking friends,

Well I've been sick for the past couple weeks and have not had the energy to do very much. But it did give me the chance to work on my son and daughter in law's wedding album. I have enjoyed working with MDS (My Digital Studio) I am doing a 12x12.
I have noticed a few things I would like to change on the page and I will go back and play with it some more. I think I would like to put some hodgepodge hardware around the Mr and Mrs. I would like to see how that will look. But that is the wonderful part of this program, you can go back and change things until you are happy. So here is the page I completed, it is part of a two page spread. I will post the other page tomorrow.
Until then Happy Stamping

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Hi stamping and scraping friends,

Sorry again that I didn't post this past week. It was kind of busy with my parents. My dad started his chemo and had kind of a rough time, then doctors apt. and so on.

I did get MDS (My Digital Studio) a week ago, and I have been playing with it. It is so much fun! I am so sorry I didn't get this sooner. So far I have made a couple scrapbooking pages, this card and a flyer.(for practice) This is something you do not have to go on-line for. You can sit when you have time, on a plane, riding in a car, when your at a show, and work on your projects. This is what I plan on doing while I sit with my dad when he gets chemo.

If anyone is interested in looking at the program, give me a call and we will set up a time for you to come see it. I can't tell you how much I enjoy it! So here is my card.

Happy stamping

Friday, March 5, 2010

It's Friday Again

Hi Stamping Friends,

What a week! Is it over yet? I am getting ready to go to Casa Granda For a Jackpot. It is where some of our kids get together and show sheep, goats, swine and cattle. Our girl Corey shows sheep and goats. This is her last show and the awards night for the year. It will be a fun long weekend.

This card I made uses one fun stamp set and a wheel. The wheel is Very Vintage and the set is Hello Again. I also used one of my favorite tools, the Spritzer tool. If you have not used it yet you have to find time to come over and try it. It is so much fun!
On the flowers I used the Stampin' Up! Stamp and Write Markers I love using the markers so you can color with different colors all at once. I also used the Chit Chat rub-ons. It has so many sayings for you to use.
I used Always Artichoke, Kraft and Naturals White cardstock. I used Chocolate chip ink for the wheel. I also used Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip makers. I tore the paper for texture and added some Linen Thread.
Keep Stamping

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Busy Week

I have a quick post today. I made a Fancy Favor Box out of the Sweet Pea DSP. I can not tell you how easy this was. It took a total of 10 min.! Who would not like to recieve a gift in this Box! I just love this paper and I was able to do limited stamping which made it go together so fast. I used the new Medium Jewlery Tag Punch and the Tiny Tags Stamps. I look forward to doing projects that I can use this stamp set on.
Until tomorrow
Keep Stampin

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Welcome Neighbor


Hello Stamping Friends!

I do like this stamp set! Good Neighbor. It is Free with a $50.00 order for 1 month more. Then it goes away forever :(
Same with the paper, Welcome Neighbor. So if you are thinking you would like this set, don't wait, get you order to me right away! I sure would hate for you to miss it. I have this set in clear mount and I have to say I really enjoy using them. They make stamping easier by being able to see where you are putting the stamp. I barley did any stamping on this card because this paper is so amazing. I really did not want to cover any of it up. So I just put a small image on it.
I know in the picture it looks very light but in person you can really see it. Also I am so sorry, I forgot to turn off the date on my camera. I tried to crop it out but there was not enough room. So, hopefully i will remember to turn it off!

Here is the recipe:
Stamp Sets: Good Neighbors, Warm Words
Card Stock: Bermuda Bay, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White
DSP: Welcome Neighbor
Ribbon:Bermuda Bay 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Punches: 1-1/4" circle punch, 1-3/4" circle punch, scallop circle punch

Well until tomorrow, Happy Stamping

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Starting the week off with a color challenge

Hello Stamping Friends,

Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was a little busy but it was well worth it. This week is busy so I needed to prepare for it. My father who I have spoke about in the past, well his cancer has returned yet again. So today he has an appoiment with his neurologist to see how he is doing on his seizure med. Then I am off to Phoenix for two days. I am a volunteer for the next National 4-H Agents Conference. (It will be held this year in Phoenix.) So we are doing a walk through, to see how things will work. Then Tuesday night I am back home for a day, then back to Tucson for my dad's first chemo treatment for this round. Then on Friday my husband will pick me up and we are off to Casa Grand for the final SAILA show for our girl Corey. We are sad about that because now all of our kids have aged out of 4-H. Then we will see what the following week has to bring for us in appointments for my dad.

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Here is my card for today. I used a color challenge for this card. It was fun to do. The color challenge is color challenge #2 from Stamping With Juanita The colors are Almost Amathyst, Barley Banana, Pale Plum. So with those colors I just had to do a Easter card. This time though I used a fun technique. It is called Stained Mosaic. The technique can be found here . It was so much fun! I just love this stamp set as well.
Here is the recipe,
Stamps: A Good Egg
Card stock: Almost Amethyst, Barley Banana, Pale Plum and Whispher White(for the eggs)
Inks: Whisper white, Almost Amethist
Markers: Pale Plum, Barley Banana
Punches:Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Misc: Dazzling Diamonds, White Embossing Powder, Crystal Effects

Untill tomorrow, Happy Stamping

Friday, February 26, 2010

It's Friday!

Hello Friends,

Today I am making a short post. This is another Easter card. I did CASE this one. I recieved a swap at Regionals that I love. (I wish it would have had her name on it so I could give her credit.) It was for Valentines Day though. So I changed it up to make it for Easter. One of the stamps set used can be yours for free with a $50.00 purchase. It is the Vintage Lables set. This is a neat set and it corodinates with a lot of our punches. I also used the Well Scripted stamp set. I also used the die cut flowers out of the Eggcellent Eggs Kit.

Hope you have gotten some good ideals this past week
Happy Stamping

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vintage Vouge

Hi Stamping Friends,

I can't tell you how much I love this stamp set. Vintage Vouge. I actually recieved it for free by attending a Regional Seminar last January. At the end of the post I will tell you how to recieve your favorite stamp set.

This card is made out of Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla and Apricot Appeal card stock. I also used Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP. The Buttons are out of the Fresh Favorites 1. I also used the wheel that cordinates with the Vintage Vouge stamp set. It is called Very Vintage.
Ok I told you I would let you know how to recieve your favorite stamp set for free well here we go.

Right now is one of the best times to join Stampin' Up! Our Starter Kit is on sale. It is 15% off the normal price, That is the Standard Starter kit will be $169.00 and the Digital & Stater Kit is $157.00. Plus you also get to chose your favorite stamp set to go along with your kit. Valued up to $47.95! This will only last until the end of March.
Until tomorrow
Happy Stamping!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Another Easter Card

This was a fun card. I used a technice called paper piecing. That is when you stamp on paper and then cut it out and add it to a stamped image such as the egg shell on the chick. Of coarse you know I used the paper from the DSP Sweet Pea (just love it!) The grass border is from the Eggcellent Eggs Kit. The buttons are out of the Sherbert Designer Buttons. Then I used the Scallop Oval Punch for the sentiment and the Scallop from the Movers and Shapers Die. For the sentiment I used the Well Scripted stamp set. The colors of cardstock are Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. The stamp set used was out of the main catalog, it is A Good Egg. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

An Easter Card

Hello Stamping Friends,
Don't you just love the Sweet Pea DSP and matching Sweet Pea Stitched Felt? I sure do! Again working on my hoarding issues. I just want to keep these items forever.
For this card I used Rose Red, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock. Sweet Pea DSP.
I cut the Whisper White with the Top Note die, then I used the small dots Textured Plate. I also cut the DSP with the Top Note die. I then cut the leaves out of the Leaf embosslit. I added the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt with glue dots and then stamped the sentiment with the Well Scripted stamp set. Punched it out with the Scallop Oval Punch then used the Scallop Oval in the Big Shot Movers and Shapers die. Layered them and adhered them. Isn't it wonderful how the oval is just a little bigger so they layer! I love how Stampin' Up! does that.
Thanks for stoping by,
Happy Stamping

Monday, February 22, 2010

Outside of the Box

Hi stampin' Friends,
I am trying something new, colors I would not ordinarily put together or colors that are hard for me to use! I was unsure about this combo but in the end I am happy with it. I used Taken with Teal, Pumkin Pie and the new DSP Sweet Pea. The stamp set I used was Garden Whimsy. For the butterflies I used the Dsp and the new Stampin' Up! embosslits die Beautiful Wings.
I tell you the products just keep getting better and better!

Until Tomorrow Happy Stamping


Hello My Blogging Friends

I know, I know, it has been way to long......but I am back and have some fun cards to post and some new ways of doing things.
Can you believe Sale-A-Bration this year! The products that they are offering are amazing! The punch is wonderful to use, the paper that matches the stamp set Good Neighbors. Well this company never ceases to amaze me.
I wanted to start of with a sketch Challenge. So I decided to use the Mojo Monday challenge, it is always a good one. Here is the sketch; First I had to decide what colors to use. I went with Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, and the Designer Series Paper is Cottage Wall. Oh how I love this paper! (I don't want to use it I just want to hoard it!)
Then I had to decide on the stamp set. I choose a level two, Wings of Friendship.

I used markers to color the stamp. Also a dauber for the flowers.
I then stamped the flowers on the Orchid Opulence paper so I could cut them out and layer them on top of the other flowers for dimension. I also used a brad from the Vintage Brads in the center of the flower. Adhered them with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Then I used the Mat Pack and Paper Piercer to mark where the side brads would go.
Next was deciding on the ribbon. I decided on Rich Razzleberry and White Grosgrain.

I then decided that it needed a sentiment. I used the Hello from Tiny Tags and one of our fabulous new punches that coordinates with the Tiny Tags stamps, it is called the Medium Jewelry Tag. I am also using our new Clear Mount Stamps, I have to say they are wonderful to use!Finally this is the finished card.
Be sure to check back here tomorrow for another card.
Until then Happy Stamping