Sunday, January 27, 2008

You're the best __________ what?

Well I made the card but can't decide what to put on the little tagboard piece! Someone help give me some ideas!

Trying to see if this makes a difference.

I used the photo editor thing and want to see if the photo shows up with less 'darkness'....can you tell a difference between this and the first picture?

Sugar Nellie Card

Hey everyone! How's the weather where you're at? Here in WA it is still cool (but not freezing, at least not at the moment!). We had flurries of snow yesterday afternoon while I was at the hairdresser getting rid of some pesky gray stuff!

Anyhow, I wanted to share one of my latest favorite stamp lines. I ordered these quite some time ago and just have not had time to photograph them when there is enough light! The ones that I really liked went out as 'Thank you' cards earlier this month. This one was left...I love it even though it is still sitting here waiting to be mailed!

The Sugar Nellie site is here:
They also have a blog:
And if you want to buy them, go here:

They take a little longer because they come from overseas, but they are so worth the wait! The images are gray unmounted rubber. I just add some doublestick tape or EZ mount and they're ready to use!

This card is made with all SU Cardstock - Real Red, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White. Ink was the Adirondack Pitch Black; Image colored in with Copics; greeting is from SU, and so is the stamped flower. The tiny red spotted brad is from Queen & Company. Ribbon is Michael's but I think it could be sold by my favorite ribbon company, May Arts!

Stay warm! My honey is on the way home with a spiced caramel apple cider topped with lots of whipped cream and caramel!! I can't wait to sip!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

A new Favorite Blog to add!

Ok, I have been a bad blogger...actually probably just a lazy blogger. I had the best of intentions, but when it's rainy outside and your home / lighting is so dark you can't get a decent picture, it's just easier to wait until the next sunny day to post something, know what I mean?

Anyway, back to the title. I found an incredibly talented lady today, whose projects I absolutely ADORE!! Check out her place:
The two latest projects that she shows are just so dang cute!! I can't stand it!! I want to be her and have her talent!! I posted a comment to her that I need her to teach me how to do what she does! Or start teaching classes so I can take them and make cute stuff like that too!! Ahhhh...

Oh, and in case any of you are in the Seattle/Redmond area, Rubber Soul in Redmond is closing up....I was out there today and bought a GREAT BIG shopping bag FULL of goodies!!! They were already quite low in stock on many items, so I missed out a little, but I'm happy that I got a bunch of new things to play with!

And you know how everyone's posting a "WORD" for the year? I don't have one. I cannot think of a word right now that I feel would be good for me, so I'm putting it off, but still hoping it will hit me. Let's hope tomorrow is a sunnier day so I can get some pictures taken!! It's still dark when I get home from work otherwise I would have put something up by now!

Have a great Saturday evening everyone! Hope you're all staying warm, dry and near your stamps or crafts!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Almost forgot to show my PIF...

A couple days before Christmas I got my Pay it forward and LOVE it! I will have to get some pics and then do my own Pay it forward!! :) I hope to get the pictures up later today~!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Last pictures of that mini tag scrapbook...I promise!

Can you tell that I really was in love with this project?

Here's a view of all the pages of the mini scrapbook. The end 'tabs' each had names/nicknames of their friends when the book was complete. I used white rub on letters and it showed up nicely on the dark chipboard pieces.

I also included some Grungeboard (they didn't like the cute little skull piece though, so I had to take it was on the blue folder page that is now blank on the outside).

The last page shown here has clear snowflakes that are really buttons from the craft store - colored with Copic markers and topped with gems.

Have a great evening! It sure feels like Sunday to me know that I have to go back to work tomorrow - yuck. I might be sick. My stomach has been bothering me...seriously!!

I neglected to finish posting the rest of the mini scrapbook made from Creative Cafe tags last year, so I will share it now whether you want to see it or not! LOL

I got the letters on the front using Queen & Co. Alphabettys - I love them, but sadly found out they're now all sold out at the place I bought them before :(

The shaped rhinestone bling just does not photograph well - it's so pretty and sparkly in real life! The KL over on the little tag are Maddie's friend's initials.

The brown tag is stamped with chalk ink and embellished with snowflake grosgrain ribbon, a Martha Stewart felt snowflake, chipboard, patterned paper from the Costco big pack by Wild Asparagus, some chipboard, glitter and more bling. Notice on the next picture the close up of the little acrylic charm that says "Frosty". We put a picture of the girls making their SNOWMAN on this page - it was sooooo dang cute!!

Next is a page with more felt snowflakes. This had the girls outside in the snow - talking. Because they have to talk about their private things outside - and look cute just in case any boys happen to go by - they will be seen.....yeah, right...not on my watch! I chase those boys away! LOL

Then the other page is a pocket for the Friendship tag.

I don't think I can load more than 5 pics at a time, so I have to set up another entry in a moment. Thanks for taking time to peek! I hope your New Year's Day has been wonderful!!


New cards for 2008

I made these last night when I was working on the challenges at Splitcoast for Jacksonbelle's challenges. I always seem to get sidetracked though - ended up smooshing the party hat, so that won't be seen here, and made a couple of other cards! I even used my Stickles that I bought earlier this year! I hope the Cricut will come out of the box (bought in 2006, mind you, and it is still sealed in the box). Gotta get more use out of my schtuff this year!

Hope you all had an enjoyable New Year's Eve and Wishing you all the best for 2008!