Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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Sunday, July 27, 2008
Ok! So , here we are again! I am so glad you came to visit! Let's just say, I'm half way there! So you didn't waist your trip here. I really have to thank my kids for being so good today, so I could get this far. Now, the Bellas are just 3 1/2 x 5 JATC's. I am involved in a swap over at Bellaholicsanonymous and that is what they asked for. The Totally Cool girl is a regular card and I have to say, one of my fave, up to his point. One thing I must tell you is that I love making lots of stuff at one time! My brain just starts working and I get all these ideas and........ man, what fun! All those chances to create something, I am always anxious to see how everything will turn out! I hope you'll tell me which one you like and your opinion on this project so far. I really value what all of you have to say, it really means a lot to get the feedback. Well, I didn't hear what you all were up to, so make sure to clue us in. My DH was home today for a short while and he was running around here like a crazy person! We are trying to get organized for vacation and he's a bit stressed I think. We are going to Myrtle Beach 8/9-8/16 and this will be the first time in almost 2 years! He really needs the time off and I will love the change in scenery, you know? I am not quite "Beach ready", but maybe next year, that can be my goal. The goal this year is to have fun and relax. Just enjoy family time. It will be fun to see how the twins do at the beach. When we come back I will have to share a few pics with you all. Be ready for a few that are non-stamping photos! Haha! I don't like to blab on about my family, since you guys don't really know us. I figure I will just add a few bits here and there, so eventually you will get to know us. That sound fair? As I have said before I like to share. I also like to meet people and make new friends. So, hey, here we are. On another matter, don't forget to check out Limelight Papercrafts' blog tomorrow! Mandy will be announcing her brand new DT! The wait is almost over! I hope you and your families are well and I hope you have enjoyed your visit. I will see you all tomorrow evening; have a great night!
**Hope you enjoyed!
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Saturday, July 26, 2008
Hi everyone, hope you are having a great night! As I had promised, I am back. I was playing with my new markers tonight. Now, I thought it would be neat to show you my before and after and see what you thought! I was a coloring fool tonight and boy was it FUN!! However, I have found that I am in need of MORE colors! Haha! Can you believe that? More colors, me? Nooooooooooo! Yes, of course me, I neeeeeeeed more colors! I did the best I could with what colors I had. So, I have posted my pics here for you to critique the coloring job and tomorrow I will post the finished product for your review and further comments. Sound good? I think it will be neat for you to see the process. So, what have you all been up to this weekend, so far? It goes so fast, I think, doesn't it? I am anxiously awaiting the outcome of the Limelight Papercrafts DT call. How about you? It should be exciting! She has lots of cool things to play with over there and those things would prove to make some pretty awesome projects, I believe. Anyway, have you visited the Bella, Em? She is offering a great giveaway on her blog that is definately worth the trip! She just seems like such a nice person! If you look below, you will find a link to her blog. Her gallery has some pretty amazing stuff , as well. Let's see, on a family note, my son refuses to eat REAL food!! Ugh! I think he will be eating baby food forever and ever! He just wants to GAG all over me! LOL! My daughter, on the other hand, is ready to move on to better tasting things. Well, I want to put some things together for an upcoming class and this is my best time to do that. So, until tomorrow, I hope you all sleep well! Don't forget to visit me tomorrow night, when I post the finished products from above!!! If you have any ideas, feel free to post below. I will check in, before I begin my compeletion. Haha! Bye all!
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Afernoon all! Just wanted to let you know to head on over to Cards and Chat, for a mystery blog candy!! How exciting!! Janette has many beautiful cards to look at too!! Post a comment and she will be drawing a winner on Monday 7/28. By the way, she is doing this in honor of her blog 1 yr anniversary; she has had 20,000 visitors since then!! Wow! That's amazing! Best wishes to Janette! I will be back later ladies to share more! Just wanted to give you this info, so you could head over there right away! Until later..................
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Friday, July 25, 2008
Good evening ladies! How are you all? I missed everyone yesterday! I had planned on posting something for you yesterday, but, well I got tired! Gee, imagine that! Anyway, my card tonight was created with inspiration! My inspiration came from Mandy at Limelight Papercrafts! She posted a card that was very simplistic and I loved it so much, I went for my own simplicity!! I hope you enjoy! Don't forget that there are just 2 days left on the Limelights' sale! Better get over there, quick! Also, if you haven't already, check out her blog; I have a link below. She has posted some of the COOL stuff she ordered at CHA! You will love the sneak peeks!! One last thing for Mandy, Look for her DT to be posted on Monday 7/28; hope you all entered! I FINALLY got my markers! YAY! I was dabbling a bit tonight, but, nothing is complete; I promise I will share with you tomorrow. I was playing with my Sistahs! Haha! I love those Bellas! I just hope that someday Em will make one with short hair! I used to have my hair super short and spiked, but, have tried to let it grow. Well, I have been attempting this, since I was prego with my twins. By the way, they are now 13 mos. old! Hello! I just need to go back to what I know and love, short spiky hair! That is me, and that's all there is to it. So, coming up next week, will be a hair cut for me! YAY! I will have to change my profile pic, so you all can see. Look for some more links to my friends, coming soon! I just need to take the time to mess with that side bar. I hope you all have a great weekend and make sure to enjoy every minute of it! You guys are the best; thanks for checking in with me! Stay COOL!!
Recipe: Pink Cat Studio stamps, SU Black & Very Vanilla CS, DCWV All dressed up matstack, Versafine Onyx, Encore Silver, Prismacolor markers, and SU Hodgepodge Hardware (thanks to my SCS friend kelljill).
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Thursday, July 24, 2008
Well everyone, I am sorry I didn't get back here sooner! You know how it is......3 kids.....a husband.....3 cats...! You know what I mean! Enough said! I hope you all are well today! I had to post Lovely Lilly, since I posted Billy before. I was going to post my projects from my stamp class, but that will have to wait! I just received my order from Limelight Papercrafts and had to play right away! I got the Lilly Dress Up Plate, the Billy Dress Up Plate, and the Cat Plate #3; all from Pink Cat Studio! I love that line of stamps and Mandy was nice enough to special order the cat plate for me! How awesome is that! Don't forget Mandy's sale, until July 27th! The biggest reminder I need to give you though, is that the Limelight Papercrafts Design Team Call ends 7/24!!! So, make sure to enter; see the above link or my previous posts!! Oh yeah, make sure to visit Mandy's Blog for some great Limelight Loot! I just want to take this time to thank you for giving me such great encouragement and for visiting me here! It really means a lot to me! I have made so many new and great friends; it's so exciting! I love to meet new people and make new friends, so this blog thing is right up my alley!! Everyones' blogs are looking wonderful and all the porjects I see are very inspiring! So, make sure to take a look around the blogs and check out the great pieces of art! I truly believe they are just that, art! I best get myself to bed and I look forward to sharing with you again soon! Remember, life is short, enjoy every moment! Sleep well all!
Recipe: Lovely Lilac SU CS, Dress Up Lilly stamps (Pink Cat Studio), Magical Day stamp from A Muse artstamps, BG paper by DCWV (Nana's Kids), Blue ribbon from Marsha SCS,Pink Prima,Lime MM brad,Lilac dew drop type baubles from SCS swap, Versafine Onyx and Prisma Pencils.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Hi everyone how are you?? I can't believe it! I just received this award from Jacqueline Tresbella at Sparkles,Charms, and Bows !
What a kind person; she really made my day!! Thank you sooo much! This means so much to me! You have to check out her blog by clicking the link above! She's Tres talented!
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated.
I have chosen these terrific bloggers:
These ladies' blogs are an inspiration to me! Now, there are others, but, they have already received this award!
Mandy : http://www.limelightpapercrafts.blogspot.com/
Christi : http://www.cici510.blogspot.com/
Brandi : http://www.barelybananadays.blogspot.com/
Sarah : http://www.scrampinmama.blogspot.com/
Meli : http://www.theglittergoddess.blogspot.com/
Melanie : http://www.batgirlmelanie.blogspot.com/
Debby : http://www.debbysstuff.blogspot.com/
** I know you will be inspired by there blogs too!!
~~~I'll be back later to post my new card!! I taught a stamp class tonight and we made some really cute stuff!!
Posted by Javablustamper at 4:54 PM
Monday, July 21, 2008
I made this card in honor of the fantastic sale that Mandi, at http://www.limelightpapercrafts.com/ , is having. From 7/21 thru 7/27 she is offering 10% off your entire purchase! I think that is VERY generous, don't you? Anyway, I used my Billy stamps, from Pink Cat Studio. Limelight carries Pink Cat Studio, among other brands. Mandi was just at CHA and came back with lots of cool stuff. Well, ok, she didn't come back with it, but, she will probably have it soon! I just know it! So, keep your eye on her site for all the AWESOME new stuff!! Well, I hope you like the cards I posted for you all! Now if I could just get the hang of how to put them all in ONE post, the way I want them!! Let me know which is your fave! Thanks for visiting and hope you and your families are well. Until next time......................
Recipe: Pink Cat Studio Stamps, Stemma (Masterpiece Studios) BG paper, SU Real Red CS and Black CS,Versafine Onyx ink and SU Real Red ink, black brads, and Prisma Pencils
***Since I am not a Blogger Pro, don't forget to look below for my other projects, from today!!!
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Saturday, July 19, 2008
Hello everyone, how are you all this evening? Well, I didn't have as much time as I wanted to, to play with my new things!! I had soo many ideas and as usual, soo little time! Haha! Well, of course I could not wait for my birthday order of NEW Prisma markers, so I went and purchased 2. Two, count them, two!! Haha! I guess I just wanted to get the hang of it before they came. I wanted to be prepared, you know? I just didn't want to spend the almost 4 bucks to get them, if you know what I mean! I LOVE these markers! WOW! What a difference. Now, mind you, I am a SU Demo and I do have ALL of the SU markers; but, they are different! I can't explain it. It's almost as though they are easier. Does that make sense? Don't get me wrong, I do still like my SU markers, but, I feel I will use them for other things. For coloring in my images, I will have to use these! I love that crisp look! So, now you know why this card has 2 main colors. Haha! I also used my new metal plates and my new primas. The blue Prima that came in the container, with the brown, did not match very well; so, I used the white flowers I got from my SCS Secret Sister. I hope you enjoy my card as much as I enjoyed making it! Can't wait to play some more! hey, if anyone knows of a cute Chick stamp, let me know. I would like to make a card with a chick image and my new Friendship stamp. I hope you all are having a great weekend and Mandy, I hope you are having a BLAST at CHA! Until tomorrow, sleep tight!
Recipe: SU Always stamp & Celebrate stamp, Stampingbella-Cosmobella stamp, SU Close to Cocoa & Brocade Blue,Versafine Onyx, I am not sure of the DSP(from ACM),blue brads, and silver metal plate(from Joanns),blue ribbon is from my SCS friend Marsha (ha-I used ribbon,again! LOL!)
Posted by Javablustamper at 9:53 PM
Friday, July 18, 2008
Hi everyone, how are you? I just want to thank all of you for your kind birthday wishes! I received emails and PM's on SCS. It was really great! I wanted to have a card to post for you today, but, I didn't get a chance. I will have one for you tomorrow. I'll have to, because I got so many cool, new things! I received money for my birthday and boy was it fun to spend on me, for a change! LOL! I think I hit every craft store nearby and my mom was nice enough to babysit. I am so excited to put all those things to use, you can't even imagine! It's always the little things that make me so happy. I got the coolest brads and a clear Inkadinkadoo cat stamp set! I got 2 different huge punches at ACM; they were originally 20$ a piece and I got them for 5$ a piece!! Icouldn't believe it!! Go check it out! I got those metal plates to put on your cards? I have always wanted to try them. Oh, let's not forget the BIG bottle of assorted Prima flowers! Last but not least, my loving husband let me order some Prisma markers; my very first ones! Yay! So, my job now is to make something awesome, to share with all of you!! However, you'll have to wait for the markers, thet are coming from that Dickblic website. Before I go I need to tell you about a friend I made on SCS, at least I hope I can consider her my friend. She has been one of my inspirations, in this whole blog thing. Her name is Brandi and there is a link to her blog,Barely Banana Days, at the bottom right of this page. She is very talented and helped me to find the designer of my blog. You HAVE to check out her blog, because she just posted the most beautiful card EVER!!! There is also one more blog you must check out and of course that also is listed at the bottom right of this page. Her name is Kim and her site is craftsbykim. She has soo many COOL things posted and has really encouraged me in my craft! She always has a kind word for me and I really appreciate her for that. She also sent me the greatest sticky pad holder and pen, that she made herself! She has them listed on her blog and you NEED to check it out, she is WAY talented too! Thanks for stopping by to visit and I hope you have a great weekend!
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Thursday, July 17, 2008
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
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Monday, July 14, 2008
Hi everyone, how are you? Well, I broke down and did it! I changed my page! I just had to, I love it! Michelle at Shabby Creations did it for me and doesn't it look AWESOME!? I hope you like it as much as I do! Just stopped in to say a quick HI! Let me know what you all think! Bye for now!
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Sunday, July 13, 2008
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Saturday, July 12, 2008
Hi everyone, how are you? Ok, so I added a new template to my blog. I need your opinions ladies! The one I really wanted costs money, of course, and I am not sure if it is really worth it. So, tell me what you think. I hope you all are having a great weekend. I took Kyah to a birthday party today and then we came home to have pizza with my family. I have some friends coming tomorrow to do some stamping! Yay! So I will try and post some of my creations. Hey there Kim, I hope you will have a great vacation! Talk to you all later!
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Friday, July 11, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
DESIGN TEAM CALL!
How would YOU like to be in the Limelight?? :)We are now accepting applications for our first-ever design team! Applications are due by Thursday, July 24, and I will announce the new design team here on the blog and on the site on Monday, July 28. Here are the deets...WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME AS A DESIGN TEAM MEMBER?This is a three-month commitment, August 1 - November 1, 2008. Create at least five cards or projects per month using several products carried by Limelight Papercrafts. Then, just post good-quality digital images to your blog and in online galleries, and talk up the store whenever and wherever you can! You would not need to send your creations to me, unless you just REALLY want to. You can use them for whatever you'd like. So if you need to make a birthday card for your Aunt Bertha, make her card using our products, and you'll kill two birds with one stone. (Not that I am a big proponent of killing birds with stones... I do, in fact, discourage such activities. :))WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?The compensation is set at a $20 store credit per month, 25% off of store purchases over that, and I also may send you a product or two (for free!) as needed to use in some projects.HOW DO I APPLY?E-mail good-quality digital images of four cards or projects that you consider to be your best work to email@example.com. Please put "Design Team" in the subject line. Also include in your e-mail a list of any other design teams on which you are currently serving or have served in the past, as well as one paragraph (or so) telling me why you would like to serve on the Limelight Papercrafts design team! One more thing... Tell me where you are located! :)*If you would really prefer to send in your application and cards/projects through the mail, let me know, and I will let you know where to send them. I will not return any projects or applications sent to me.GOOD LUCK! Please feel free to post on your blogs or forums that I am holding this call! Post it wherever it's appropriate! :)
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Hi all, how are you? I hope you all are well!! I think I am figuring this thing out! Here is a card I made with the awesome new Beach Plate I got. I love PinkCat Studio, obvioulsy due to the whole cat thing, and they have great images. I ordered it from a great online store, www.limelightpapercrafts.com and you have to check it out! The owner, Mandy is a wonderful person to deal with and I know you will be pleased with your purchasing experience! I am so glad I am finally trying to do this whole Blog thing. It should prove to be a lot of fun. The twins are taking their nap, so I had a little time to say hello. I have made so many new friends since I have gotten the hang of this and my last post. I want to say a special hello to my Bella Sistah, Javapinkabella! She is a real great person and very talented with the card making and such! I also just received a great card to day from my new friend Jennifer (Janay on SCS). It is a beautiful card and I thank you so much! I will see if I can upload it for you. Well, I am off to do some things around the house, so I can do some stamping later. Yay!! Take care all and thank you for stopping by!
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Ok, I am not sure why I can't use periods and exclamation points, I will have to figure that out Anyway, do you want to see an awesome blog? How about win some Blog candy? She has wonderful pics, check it out HERE, you have to see it to believe it,Love it
Hi there everyone, Here we are, I can't believe actually did this
I hope it turns out ok
I am loving life with my family and loving meeting all of you,I have made so many new friends since I started stamping again, makes me wonder why I didn't keep doing it in the first place, Anyway, there will be lots of cool stuff to come and I hope you all stay tuned,Thanks for all the encouragement and support, Hope you all have a great day, Take care