Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mini Challenge

I created this card for the mini challenge over at Use Your Stash. The challenge was to use yellow and orange on a layout, card or project. Sounds easy enough, right? NOT! I started out by stamping my image and heat embossing it in white and for some reason, the colors green and pink kept sneaking their way on to my card. I was finally able to add just a touch of yellow at the end by adding ribbon to my card. Hope you like.
The details on this card are a little blurry. I do know that the orange and pink cardstock are Stampin' Up as well as the little hello stamp. The flower stamp is a Penny Black stamp and the rest is paper that I've had for ages - the green polka dot paper came in one of those big slabs of paper that you never seem to run out of, hee hee. The striped paper was a free gift for some magazine subscription - which I threw out but kept the paper and the ribbon I've been hoarding forever.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Lulu!!!

It's official, my little girl turned 4 years old today! Yep, on August 23rd, 2004 my little girl was born in El Paso, Texas. We really didn't need another Cocker Spaniel after all, we already owned 2, but after seeing the litter of puppies how could we say no. So, for a mere $75.00 we had ourselves another dog and it has been pure joy ever since. She has been a wonderful little companion too. She sleeps when I sleep, she eats what I eat and she goes where I go. No doubt about it, she is my dog! Happy Birthday Lulu! Mommy loves you!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I created this layout for the Patterned Paper challenge over at Use Your Stash. If you haven't done yours yet, you still have until midnight tonight to finish it and get it linked. I chose SEI's Chick-a-doo papers I received in my June Classy Pak from Classy Coordinates. I loved how these papers worked so well with this picture I took of my niece, Nikki at Lawton Park last week.
Okay, let's get down to the details.

CS: Kraft
PP: SEI Chick-a-doo
Letters: AC Thickers
Brads: MM
Stamp: Prima
Rubons: Autumn Leaves
Butterfly Punch: Marvy Uchida
Border Punch: Martha Stewart

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I've been playing again!

I finally used some sizzlet dies that I bought at Tuesday Morning sometime this year or maybe it was last year, who knows? Anywho, I didn't really need another flower die, after all, I have just about every flower die that Sizzix put out - not to mention bunches of punches, but I couldn't pass up a bargain so I bought 'em anyway and I'm so glad I did.

These cards are a 4 inch square. I used the largest square scallop nestablilitie to make my card base.
This one is my favorite.
It's really cute huh?

CS: Creative Memories
PP: The Paper Studio
Dies: Sizzlet
Brads: Making Memories
Buttons: Jesse James
Ribbon: Michael's

This is card is also a favorite of mine.

CS: Creative Memories
PP: The Paper Studio
Dies: Quickutz
Brads: Making Memories
The flowers and ribbon were an
RAK from a couple of online friends.

This last one is my least favorite, maybe because it went together so fast. I don't know I just feel like it needs a little something, something just don't know what that something something is. lol.

CS: Creative Memories
PP: The Paper Studio
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Ribbon: Michael's

Well, that's all for today folks. I hope to share some more creations with you later. Enjoy what's left of your weekend.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I made this card for a friend who will be celebrating a birthday this month. I'm very happy with the way this turned out AND I was able to use my new Martha Stewart border punch and my new rectangle nestabilities. Happy Birthday Edna!!! Hope your day is as special as you are!

Now for the deets: Stamp: Inkadinkado. Pattern Paper: The Paper Studio. Flowers: Prima. Brads: Making Memories. Ribbon: Michael's. Border Punch: Martha Stewart. Nestabilities.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Pics to share

I stepped out the side door of the house this morning to let the dogs take care of business and spotted something orange fluttering around my Confederate Jasmine so I ran in to grab my camera and this is what I got. Pretty huh?

Look what I won...

and all I had to do was use my stash!!! That's right, just for using some stamps that were just sitting around collecting dust.

If you like Cosmo Cricket - and who in their right mind doesn't, then head on over to Use Your Stash blog and join in on this months challenge for your chance to win big!!!