Friday, July 30, 2010

I'm here for you Seriously!

Good Morning!
How are you today? Oh wait a sec... I need more coffee!
Olga do you need a refill? There ya go! Love having coffee
with you every morning! HeHeHe! Ok onto my card! Guess
what color combo I used.... Yep bermuda bay,espresso and 
a splash of very vanilla!

My sentiment is from occasional quotes, dp is manchester
and my frame is from lovely labels. I am entering in these
Create 4 Fun flowers
Creative Inspirations anything goes
Mami Doodles anything goes
That's it for today! Have a great weekend! I have a 
very busy one in store!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

One - Layer Wednesday gone Wrong!

Good Morning!
I have been crazy busy! You know the faster I go
the behinder I get.... sigh! Not complaining mind you!
With the recession (depression) my business has been
down for about 2yrs.. Then someone flipped a switch!
So I made this card for One-Layer Wednesday... I 
didn't go back and read the challenge soooooooooo
My card was supposed to be square, it's not, nope
not square at all LOL!

The challenge is a square card and use an outline stamp!
Well I'm half way there! I used a Unity stamp set for this
card but don't know it's name. I could find out it's name
but that means I would have to get up , out of my chair and
walk down the hall to my craft room! Just not that ambitious
right now! 

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Artful INKables Tuesday

Good Morning!
It's Tuesday and you know what that means... My weekend
is over and I have to go back to work! It also means it's time
for my Artful INKables post! My creation is a free standing
pop up card. You can get the tutorial here. This was really 
pretty simple to make!
I seem to be stuck on this color combo! I love
the new marina mist and early espresso. I used 
the new set " Sew You" as my focal point! This
folds up to fit an A2 envelope. I'm thinkin I need
to make my gkids Christmas cards like this... they
would enjoy them! That's it for today! Pop
over the Artful INKables
and take a look around the store... you won't be

Monday, July 26, 2010

Dog Days of Summer

Happy Monday Friends!
It"s Magical Monday and I set the challenge for this week!
My challenge is " Dog Days of Summer" ! Just take your 
inspiration from this old phrase! It can mean so many things!
I used "Mouse Friends Ball and Book" from Paper Cupcakes!

This image screams the dog days of summer! What could be
better than sitting on the beach with a good book to read? So
pop over to the Paper Cupcakes blog and play along! I am also
entering in these challenges:
365 Cards summer fun
Digi Doodle Shop anything goes
Crafty Catz summer time
SSDS use digi's
Mami Doodles anything goes
Catch the Bug sweet,sweet summer
Be Crafty at the beach
Ok... that's it for now! 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Think Ink 25

Good Afternoon!
I hope everyone out there in cyber space is having a great
weekend! I know I am! It's HOT though! I got my house
clean, shampooed carpets and even did a little stampin :)
My card today is for the current THINK INK challenge
at Artful INKables. The challenge is make your own 
background or use a special background technique!

I used the new set "Sew You" This set is SEW much fun!
Pop over to the Artful INKables blog and play along. We 
would love to see what you come up with! See  you tomorrow
with Magical Monday!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

One - Layer Wednesday on Thursday!

Good Morning!
How is life treating you? Me you ask... Life couldn't
be better! As you know (because I've whined a lot) I've
been missing my mojo :0( Well last night I went to my
special place (craft room) you thought it was something 
else huh? Any hoo I went in and cleaned up my mess...
It seems to have helped! I whipped this little baby up in
about 15 min. It's for the One-Layer challenge!

 The sentiment came from "Heard from the Heart"
My wreath was created with the MS branch punch.
Added a cute little bow and there you have it! I am
also entering in these challenges:
That's it for today! See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Club Project!

Good Morning!
Hope your having a super great day! It looks like
we are going to have another beautiful sunny day!
The temperatures have been very tolerable! We had
club last night and I thought I would share one of our 

I used the new set "Friends never Fade" and the new
"Greenhouse Gala" dp. I purchased my acrylic frameat
Wal Mart! This was a fast and easy project!
Have a super awesome day... off to work I go!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Artful INKables Tuesday

Good Morning !
It's Tuesday and that means it's time for my 
Artful INKables post! I used the new set "Sew
You" on my card today!

My card base is the new marina mist layered with
whisper white and dp from a mat stack. Well that's
it for today.... I have to work :0(
Have a great Tuesday ... pop over to Artful INKables
and check out the great assortment of stamps. You won't
be disappointed! 

Monday, July 19, 2010

Magical Monday is Back!

Good Morning to You!
I hope you had a great weekend! Magical Monday is back!
Nilla brought us our challenge today and there is a great freebie
to go with it!  She would like for you to use the supplied image "Party Cake" by Paper Cupcakes and be inspired however you would have your creativity lead you with that yummy thought "Strawberries & Cream!

 Be sure and pop over to Paper Cupcakes and grab the image 
and play along with us! While your there be sure and give the new
team members a warm welcome!
Hope to see you later!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Blog Candy WINNER!

Good Morning!
I hope all is well with you today! We have a winner!
before I reveal the lucky commenter.... I want to shout
a big huge THANK YOU! I received 18 cards for Jessica!
She is so appreciative... wants everyone to know how much
those cards mean to her. I also want to say THANKS to all
my blogging friend for making this such a fun adventure. I can't
believe in just one year I have 98 followers and 35thousand  hits.
I have made wonderful cyber friends and have enjoyed every little
minute! Ok enough mush.... back to the candy! I had 36 comments
and 18 cards. Those who sent cards were entered twice, that makes
54 entries. The luck winner is......
Congratulations! I'll shoot you an email for your address! 
Have a wonderful weekend! I hope to play with paper a lot !

Friday, July 16, 2010


Good Morning!
TGIF.... not really it's my Thursday but I'm close!
I have a little project using the new "Spot On" set

I created this little top-note purse in about an hour. It was
so much fun. I punched out my dp and glued it to whisper
white card base. I then ran it through the big shot with the
top note die. The rest is pretty simple! I am entering in 
these challenges:
Lexi's Creations faux stitching
Little Red Wagon use nesties
That's it for today! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Simplicity One-Layer Wednesday.... Water Color

Good Morning!
We had a great time last night.... good food and great company!
I did make a fast card for the One-Layer Wednesday challenge!
I use awash with flowers from SU and my ink pad and re-inker to
do my water coloring!

That's it for today! I have to get ready for work!
Have yourself a super wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

No Card ekkkkkkkkkk!

Good Morning!
I have no card today :( DH invited an old school
buddy and his wife over for dinner tonight. Usually
not a prob however I wanted to do the challenge 
at Simplicity this morning..... instead I cleaned toilets
dusted and picked-up! Not near as much fun. These
people are really fun, I will enjoy the evening I'm sure!
So I hope to see you tomorrow with a card!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Artful INKables Tuesday

Good Morning!
I hope all is well with you today! I made it through my
really busy Monday and got to play a little :0) My card
today is featuring the set " Spot on Summer" from the 
latest release at Artful INKables.

This card was so much fun! It went together super fast!
Gotta love that! The card base is old olive layered with
whisper white and greenhouse gala dp. My sunflowers are
buttons I've had for-evvver! I love the sentiment.... so true!
Hop over the Artful Inkables and check out there store. They
have a great variety of stamps and are very,very affordable! 
Hope the good Lord knocks your socks off today with blessings!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mojo 147

Good Monday Mornin!
Sorry I've been MIA! My shop has been slammed...
usually July is a slow month,but not so this year! I'm not
complaining mind you it just sucks the life out of me in this
heat! Ok enough whining, onto my card! I love how this 
turned out!

My picture doesn't show how bright and fun this is! I 
embossed my fruity images from Tart and Tangy with
iridescent ice ep. My dp is from a mat stack as is the
sentiment! Well that's it for today.... I hope to get to play
later. I have a dentist appointment and have to go to Costco
and get supplies :) So goes life! 
Have your self a super great day!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Icecream the Artful INKables way!

Good Morning!
Are you staying cool? We aren't near as warm as some are...
but we're warm for us :-) My card today uses another new
set from Artful INKables called "Spot On Summer". This is a fun, fun 
set! Each image is designed to use buttons or some other kind
 of circle on the image.
Huge Clearance Sale at Artful INKables!

I used stickles for my ice cream... I squished it so it would kinda
look creamy! Squishing is a professional term you know! Squish,
to be squished and squishing all apply ! LOL! Check out AI's new
release... you won't be disappointed!
Today is my younger sis's Birthday! Be sure to pop over and wish
Carol a big ole Happy Birthday! That's it for me today! Stay cool!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Simplicity One-Layer Wednesday.... BE FUNNY!

Good Sunny Morning!
I hope all is well with you! It looks like we are finally
getting some summer! YAY! My card today is for
one-layer Wednesday... Be Funny! Ok if I have to!

I LOVE these images from Art Impressions! The sentiment is 
from Creative Clear Stamps and goes perfectly with my cranky
little old lady! She was colored with copics.... just to fun!
I hope you have a super awesome great day!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Think Ink 24

Good Morning!
It's Tuesday and that means it's time for more Artful INKables!

This week your challenge is brought to you by Sammi Betbeder and she wants you to Use Sewing on your card- this can be real stitching or faux stitching!

For my card today I used the new set " Sew You" ! This set is just plain fun! I used faux stitching on my faux quilt card! Pop over to the Artful INKables blog and play along for a chance to win a grab bag of AI stamps! Back to work today :-(
Have a super great day!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Mojo 146

I'm baaaack! It's been awhile since I played  with the Mojo sketch challenge! I really had fun with this one! Totally out of my element.... colors, image, paper all not my style!

My focal image is from Su's new set "Artistic Etchings"! My card base is very vanilla layered with basic black and basic gray dp. Fun,fun, fun! SCROLL DOWN FOR THE ARTFUL INKABLES BLOG HOP! GREAT PRIZE TO BE WON!
That's it for today.... housework is calling my name  :-(

Artful INKables Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Artful Inkables blog hop!
If you haven't come here from Kristin's , then you will want to start at the Artful Inkables Blog  so you don't miss anything along the way. You are going to love this release, we are releasing 2 fabulous stamp sets, you will not be disappointed! Be sure to follow us all the way to the end and make sure to leave a comment on everyone's blog, you never know which blog we'll be choosing a winner from! You will have until Friday, July 9th at midnight Eastern Standard Time to comment on all the design team blogs for a chance at the blog hop goodies! This month's Blog Hop winner will receive both of the brand new stamp sets plus a set of five new aquatic charms!
Today, I'm showing you a card made with a new set called……  Sew You!

The next stop on the hop is... Dawn
Patti  You are here!
Dawn Joy 
Thank you once again for joining us today for the Artful INKables July Release Blog Hop, be sure to head on over to the store to order these fabulous stamp sets right away!

You have a GREAT day!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Independence Day SALE

Big SALE at Artful INKables

Want to get 25% off all of the Stamp Sets you order? Use code: 25PERC on July 3 and 4th at check out to SAVE this 4th of July weekend!!
Have a safe and sane 4th!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friends NEVER Fade

Good Morning!
I think my mojo is trying to make a come back.... slow but sure! I made 2 cards today. I haven't done that for awhile! One I can share one you have to for wait a few days :0)! Today's card was created with all new SU goodies! The card base is cherry cobbler ( very yummy), layered with whisper white embossed with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder. My focal image is from friends never fade and the sentiment is from perfect punches. I love how this turned out!

Sew Many Challenges anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best anything goes
ABC Challenge Xtra dimension  popped up flower

Well that's it for today! Have a great 4th of July!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blog Candy with a Favor!

Hi All!
     I have some candy, yummy candy! I also have a favor! I have a young lady friend who is PG with her 3rd child. Her water broke at 20 weeks! She is now in the hospital flat on her back.... at 25 weeks. She is only allowed out of her bed for a half hour a day. She can't walk around, she can only go to the bathroom. The baby weighs 1.5 lbs as of right now. So far he is fine. Jessica needs your prayers and I hope your cards! Will you please make her cards to cheer her up? You can send them to me and I will get them to her! My mailing address is : Patti Nelson ,PO Box 1162, Pinehurst, Id. 83850
Jessica's baby has passed away. If you want to send her a card that would be great! Your name will be entered twice.... otherwise just leave a comment and post the candy on your blog!
  Mr Linky took a hike! Please just leave a comment. You really don't have to do anything else to have a chance to win!Please just keep Jessica and her family in your prayers. Since things changed so quickly... I will keep this open until July 17th, my blog-aversery! You don't have to send Jessica a card to enter, but if you do your name will be entered twice.

This is what's  here so far:
Su dp Bella Bleu
American Designs sticker pack
Road Trip 100+ piece embellishment pk
Flora Dooldes by Petaloo
Debbie Mumm Noah's Ark paper pk
SU "Of the Earth" stamp set
Crystal stickers
American Crafts Metal corners
5 pks rinestones
Su New "In color" markers


Simply Patriotic!

Good Morning!
I had to play One - Layer Wednesday! The challenge was to create a patriotic card. This is the only image I own that would work! It's a SU image from 2001 :0) Short and sweet today! Off to work I go!
Have  a great day!