Happy Birthday Mom….

So it’s not really my mom’s birthday – not til Sept.  But since we’re visiting, I brought her present up with me.  Part of it I made, of course!  Here’s that part!

I knew I wanted to use my favorite GinaK stamp – I am such a sucker for good flowers!!  To match the papers, I outlined the flowers with real red ink and watercolored them in with regal rose ink.


Supplies: Flower Trio image and sentiment from GinaK Designs; infuse basicgrey papers; white and regal rose cardstocks;  corner rounder with the guard off (to make scalloped border); dimensionals; niji waterbrush; chocolate chip, timber brown stazon, regal rose, old olive, bashful blue, and real red inks; marvy punches; sponge; chocolate chip marker (to edge scallops); and A Muse twinkle stickers.

Then I did one of those post it note holders with the two monogram pads inside.  It matches the card.



Supplies: $1 post it pads from Michaels; chocolate chip and white cardstock; A Muse twinkle stickers; chocolate organdy ribbon; dimensionals; marvy punches; niji waterbrush; real red, regal rose, old olive; bashful blue inks; timber brown stazon; GinaK flower trio stamp; Infuse basicgrey papers. 

And here is a picture together….


So that was part of her present….I think it turned out pretty!  I hope she doesn’t see it before I give it to her!  Guess I better do that tonight!

CC125: Bashful Cocoa

I made this card to send with my brother-in-law as a little well-wishes for his new teaching endeavor. Didn’t want Keith to be left out with all the cards for the girlies!

I have to say – even with the blog with grid lines, it sure was hard to stamp these straight!!!  This is the color combo for CC125 at SCS.  (bashful blue, close to cocoa, and certainly celery)


Supplies: certainly celery, white, bashful blue cardstock; oh baby boy basic grey 6×6 pad; versamagic dew drop inks; bashful blue grosgrain ribbon; dimensionals; SU oval punches.

Okie dokie – now get crackin!! I wanna see what you do with these – it’s a pretty easy combo and so pretty!

Andy and Me…

another page I made…..


Template – Two Sisters
Paper – Chere Kaye – Something Burst
Stitched Sequins – Chere Kaye – Something Burst – recolored
Stitched Kraft Circle – Chere Kaye – Something Burst
Grosgrain Ribbon – Chere Kaye – Something Burst
Circle Stitches – Chere Kaye – Something Burst
Drop Shadows – Traci Murphy
Flower – Corina Nielsen – Layered Petals
overlay – Corina Nielsen – everyday overlays
alpha – Sausan Designs – sing spring

Photo altered with Make Me Gorgeous by Lauren Barden

More Modesty…

I really do love this stamp by Penny Black.  This is another card I sent with Kimberly.  I will guesstimate what colors I used because I don’t have it in front of my anymore!  Hope you are having a lovely weekend – we made it to Blue Springs safe and sound…..I slept most of the way so we made excellent time too!  (I forever nag about not speeding.)


Supplies: Penny Black stamp Modesty; palette noir ink; always artichoke, rose red, regal rose inks; Fabriano note card; niji waterbrush; A Muse sentiment; and black grosgrain ribbon.

That’s all for now!

On the Road!

We’re hitting the road…a fun 9-11 hr drive.  Good thing the boys are awesome on road trips – we’ve sure done enough of them, lol!  And we’ve got that dvd player for them – we taught Andy to use that remote when he was about 3!  My brother is riding up with us so I plan to take my laptop and do some digiscrapping – gonna hang in the back row with Adam. We’ll see how that goes……I can’t read in the car and most everything makes me sick to my stomach.

But, I wanted to share something my sweet husband made for me.  He gave me this when Kimberly left.


Supplies: cuttlebug; gingham ribbon; a muse sentiment; scalloped punch; dimensionals; MY handwriting font printed out and then punched! 

Is that not the sweetest thing??  He said he didn’t have any chocolate to put on it….but he did make me dinner that night.  Anyway – I’ve got a few things saved up for you this next week….I’ll be without stamps though so there will only be a few!!

More getting ready….

so another page for today!  I am getting my hair cut today and then gotta finish everything up to be ready to leave tomorrow. I will be without stamps next week…..so I’ve got a few things to share – but the rest will probably be digiscrapped pages.  Hope that is ok!  And I PROMISE  I have some quickie beginner tutorials in the works on digiscrapping.  Most stuff is already out there in tutorials – specific ones to your photo program.  I do have a few ready for some things that I do though.

This was from a little impromptu photo shoot I did with Adam and Libby the day before she left.  Libby is 6 mos older than Adam -even if she is a foot taller!

Cluster Frames – Nancy Comelab – On The Edge Cluster 5
Papers – Weeds & Wildflowers – Being Me
Flourish – Weeds & Wildflowers – Creating Beauty Elements
Alpha – Kate Hadfield – doodle alpha
Drop Shadows – Traci Murphy
Date Stamp – Amber Clegg
Distressed Tab – Christina Renee – Dream Elements
Glitter Paint – Christina Renee – French Countryside Collab – recolored

Also, I wanted say this to all of you – I apologize if you have asked me questions about digiscrapping and you have been less than satisfied with my response.   Honestly, it just isn’t something that I can tell you how to do in an email!  It’s a little more involved than that, lol!  If you had a specific question, feel free to ask.  However, general how to get started questions…..well, it’s just not feasible that I can explain all that in an email.  I will have some getting started tutorials with pics.  But, it’s also something I just kinda do for me.  I am a paper crafter at heart.  My blog is for me to share whatever I am up to – so I will share both.  But I don’t want to turn it into a digi site – there are plenty of them out there already and most of those people are WAY more experienced that I am!!  So just wanted to get that out there, ok?

Just a little quick page

I am gearing up to spend the week in Kansas City at my mom’s with the boys.  So I haven’t made too many things this week. I did this page last night though.  An old picture of the boys – but it’s one of my favorites.


Template – Shandy Vogt
Papers – Emily Merritt – Glitter Grids
Black paper – Corina Nielsen – Punky Power Brights
Photo Border Action – Kimberly Geswein
Starburst Stitches – Emily Merritt
Felty Circles XL – Emily Merritt
Drop Shadows – Traci Murphy
Staples – Jenn Patrick – wrong side staples
Date Stamps – Amber Clegg
RicRac – Corina Nielsen – My Funky 4th
Alpha – Emily Merritt – Sparkle Blocks

Okay, more cool stuff later – back to work for now!

Stamp Class

I had a great class last night – what a fun group!  (Hello to all of you that were there!) We’ve almost outgrown my space though…I might have to offer the same class on two nights soon.  I thought I’d share the rest of what we made last night.  And later today I’ll show what we made at class last weekend – I’ve forgotten to take a pic so far!

Here are the two cards I hadn’t shared yet:


Supplies: big and little flowers from SU; label hostess set from SU; lavendar lace, cool caribbean, and pixie pink ink; lavendar lace, basic black and white cardstock; may arts polka dot organdy; dimensionals; label punch; and black marker.

And this one – a CASE of this notebook by Taylored Expressions :


Supplies: Fancy Pants Pollen Dust stamps; versamagic dew drop inks; A Muse sentiment; taken with teal, real red, and white cardstock; jewel from Michaels $1 bin; and grosgrain ribbon. 

Then the other three we did were ones I have already posted.  I’ll put clickable thumbnails here in case you want to see them again.


And that’s it!  BTW, Kimberly’s got some funny stories and some awesome pictures of their trip to The Great Wall on < her blog>.  And yes, the boys are dying to have the pee’ing figurines.  Nice.

CC124: Pink Olives

The color challenge on SCS is pretty in pink, regal rose, and old olive.  Sorry for it being so similar to the one we had two weeks ago!  I promise newer stuff next week!

This first card was one I sent with Kimberly.  Of course I has to use my favorite GinaK stamp!


Supplies: flower trio by GinaK Designs; bordering blue, old olive, pretty in pink, regal rose and stazon inks; regal rose, pretty in pink, white and infuse cardstocks; dimensionals; grosgrain ribbon; vintage mini brad, A Muse twinkle jewels; and niji waterbrush. 

The next two are cards for stamp camp tonight.


Supplies: Baroque Motifs SU set; A muse sentiment; versamark; pretty in pink and regal rose markers; chocolate chip ink; dimensionals; colored mini brad; pretty in pink, regal rose, white, chocolate chip and infuse cardstocks. 

And the last is another card for tonight’s class – a rose card!


Supplies: pretty in pink, old olive, white and regal rose cardstocks; pretty in pink, old olive and regal rose inks; stazon; oval punches from SU; taffeta ribbon; itty bitty backgrounds and roses in winter SU sets; A muse sentiment; sponge; and hole punch. 

I also wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to all of you who offered up such supportive comments the past few days.  I feel like I’m a bit rung out tonight and I’m off to bed.  I think I’ll feel much better after a good night’s sleep.  Anyway, thank you for all the kind thoughts and prayers.


I think my eyes actually hurt from crying. And I rarely cry. But I did have something else to show you today. I wasn’t just going to leave you with that big black post today. For one thing – I am dumb and I have a class tomorrow night that I have nothing ready for. Let me just apologize now to all the ladies attending in case it sucks!

And I had some stuff to show you too. These are a few things I made for Kimberly and Keith to have on the airplane. First, I’ll share the little cards the boys made to send on the plane with Libby and Katie. They picked all their stuff by themselves…including the little candy treats they put in the envelopes.

Andy’s cards:


Alex’s cards:


Adam’s cards:


And a card I sent with Kimberly – you know I had to send a peep card to her!!


Supplies: images and sentiment from A Muse; lime peel notecard from A Muse; white and pretty in pink cardstock; SU scallop punch; dimensionals; niji waterbrush; DD glitter and sakura quickie glue pen; stazon, pretty in pink, and green galore ink; and pretty in pink tafetta. 

Lastly, a little card for K’s husband Keith.  I am really grateful for all the time he let Kimberly and I spend together before they left.  He was so good about that – just said he knew he would have her to himself soon enough.  Both our husbands were so awesome and understanding the past few weeks.


Supplies: beach paper from my LSS, Stacy; pelican image, mega circle doodle stamp, and sentiment from GinaK Designs; wild wasabi, marigold morning and white cardstock; palette noir, marigold morning and bashful blue ink; paper piercer; dimemnsionals; and punches. 

Ok, off to get started on the cards for class tomorrow night!