Monday, October 31, 2011


Hey all!! Happy Monday to you!! I am SO excited to share my creation today AND.......... I am not! Haha! Just like me, right? Excited because, I KNEW right away when I saw this set? That I could use it to make a card for my mom!! The set is called GONE CAMPIN and it is from MARKET STREET STAMPS!! My mom got a cute little camper, JUST like this one (ALMOST), not too long ago! She was SUPER excited about it! SO what more appropriate image would there be for her birthday card?! That AND I got the AWESOME sentiments set? That set is called SIMPLE JOYS!! PERFECT touch!! The FINAL reason I couldn't wait to share this with you? I LOVE how the coloring turned out!!! Now, I know I said that I also was NOT excited to share? I have ONE reason for this!! I am just NOT sold on the layout!! Haha!! Funny how that happens, huh?
Oh well, know what? SO...... doesn't matter!! Know why? Because ALL that matters is that my mom? REALLY liked it!! YAY!! I mean, with the economy the way it is and having THREE kids? You REALLY learn to appreciate the LITTLE things!! Know what I mean? Although I have ALWAYS been a HUGE fan of the LITTLE things? It is times like these, that seriously enforce that for me!! It was my mother's birthday and she was celebrating 60!! That and 60? Meant that I have know her ALMOST 20 years now!! WOW!! Cannot believe it!! I know, I are confused, right? That's ok.......for that story is a long one and will have to wait for another time! Haha! Anyway, this "card" was MY present to her and I had planned it to a "T"!! The image was AWESOME and so was the sentiment!! I LOVE when that happens!! AND? SO explains my addiction to stamps!! Whoops! Did I say addiction? Why......YES.....yes I did!! Haha!! What can I say? Life is TOO short!! Enjoy the LITTLE things!!!


OK, my sappy post is done!! Thanks SO much for stopping by and letting me share with you!! Hope you also ENJOY my creation!! You will DEF be seeing MORE of this set from me, FOR sure!! Have a WONDERFUL Halloween! Hope you get LOTS of TREATS!! Until next time..........ENJOY LIFE!!


MY CREATION: MSS Gone Campin', MSS Simple Joys, PTI & GP Cardstock, Spellbinders, Misc ribbon & rhinestones, SU label punch, Copics & Silver Uniball pen.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Hey there friends!! How are you tonight!! SO excited to be visiting with you! I have LOTS and LOTS to share!! I received some NEW stamps last week from the CRAFT'S MEOW and I just LOVE them!! I had never seen ANY of the CRAFT'S MEOW stamps before, until I visited JENNY SUCHIN'S blog! I saw a creation there that was SO super cute! Jenny was nice enough to respond to my comment and let me know where it was from!! BUT, wait......there is more!! Not only did she tell me WHERE it was from, BUT, she also mentioned that she was the actual ARTIST who created the cute little character!! Now, I ask COOL is that?? I mean REALLY?! SO happy for JENNY and SO happy that she shared that info with me!! FOR, if she didn't? I could NOT have created THIS!!!
See? What did I say? CA-ute, huh? This is the Happy H'owl'oween Stamp Set! I know what you are thinking! I am stuck on my NEW fence die!! Well........maybe a little bit! Haha! Guess what else? JENNY is having a giveaway on her FB page!! You can check it out HERE!! You will NOT want to miss it!! I know I want what she is giving away and SO will you!! Anyhoo, while I was perusing the sketches, out there in blogland, I found JENNY'S challenge, ABOVE!! Just give a CLICK to see the site!! What better challenge to follow for my FIRST creation with HER images!! WOOHOO!! AND? The challenge? Offers a prize as well!! WOW!! OK........Although I wanted to follow her challenge, it was an OPEN CHALLENGE? SO, I really wanted to find a SKETCH challenge TOO. I kept searching and THIS is what I came up with!! My take on TWO challenges!! Check the sketch out below!! Haha!! Can you imagine that? ME.....following TWO challenges?? Ahhh....what can I say? I am SO working on it!! YAY me!! It is that time of year when I have quality TIME to work on stuff!! FUN stuff!! Anyway, thanks SO much for stopping by!! Be sure to check out these challenges and LIKE my girl JENNY on FB!! You could WIN one of her NEW stamp sets!! SO, SO cute!! You will DEF want one, heck.....I know I do!! Haha! OK, until next time............................ENJOY LIFE!!!

MY CREATION: TCM Happy H'owl-oween,Memento Tuxedo & Antique Linen Distress Ink, PTI Black CS,Rusty Pickle Addams Family DSP, ODB Fence Die, Spellbinders, Copics, 3DBat stickers, MFT Scallop Die, & Lilac Twinery Twine (colored with Copics)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011



Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Hey friends!! I'm BAaaack!! Can you believe it? I have ANOTHER one for you!! I am SO excited!! I have been playing with my PSE program and am REALLY liking the results!! Now......I just have to find that happy medium? AND? Voila!! issue? SOLVED!! Hooray!!
Anyway!! Enough babble, huh?? I am excited about something else today? Can you guess? Well? Ok, probably not! I am excited to be involved in TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS OCTOBER HOP!! Heck, they even have a sketch for you!! How about that? Thanks to Sankari for another AWESOME one!! Here is the sketch AND my take on it!! I used misc Halloween DSP and PTI black cardstock!! I also used my FAVE Twinery Twine in charcoal with some Mike's rhinestones! I finished my creation off with some candy chipboard!! YAY!! I am diggin' the Halloween treat!! Speaking of treat, I used the TE TRICK OR SWEET set, which just so happens to be one of my VERY first sets I ever had from them!! I LOVE this set!!! It can be used for SO much more than Halloween, ya know? Thanks much for stopping by and I hope you have FUN on the HOP!! LOTS, and lots of talent to be seen, for sure!! You can find the ROUTE below!! Until next time? ENJOY LIFE!!
TE Trick or Sweet, PTI Black CS,Charcoal Twinery Twine,Misc Dsp,Misc rhinestones,Candy chipboard,Oval Spellbinders,Copics

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Hi there everyone!! How the heck are ya?!! I am SO excited tonight!! Why, you may ask?? For several reasons, I suppose!! One of them being that I am actually getting to know my PSE program a little bit better!! Woohoo!! I was able to make these pics look a little brighter!! YAY!! That is exciting in itself!! The other reason?? Well, Market Street Stamps is having their Anniversary celebration and they have a contest going on right now!! During their SUPER cool Block Par-TAY!! Check this out!!

How does $600 in stamps sound? :)
Yep, the winner of THIS special Block Party will earn a
$50 Store Credit for 12 months!
OH, and of course, a December Guest Design spot, too!!
This Block Party will be different in a few ways.
Here are the deets:
  1. Create any project you'd like, with any theme. BUT you must use Market Street Stamps. (Good news! You have until 10/19 to link up, so if you don't have any of our stamps just yet, there's still time to play along if you order within the next couple days. We ship SUPER DUPER fast! We have stamps as low as $5.)
  2. The deadline to enter your project is Wednesday, October 19th @ 11:59 pm Central.
  3. We will choose a select number of finalists.
  4. Then, we will enable voting on Thursday, and everyone can vote for their favorite finalist.
  5. The winner of the contest will be announced on Monday, October 24th!
  6. Link just one project per person for this Block Party, por favor. :)

SO, given all this info?? I thought I would give this a shot!! Now, keep in mind, I am a BIT worried!! I have NOT done this for awhile and the competition is STIFF!! I mean....WOW!! SO, if you like my project?? Could you give me a vote please?? I would SO appreciate it!! I LOVE Market Street Stamps and it would be an HONOR to be on their DT!! Their stamps are AWESOME to stamp with!! AND.....know what else, BESIDES the super CA-ute images?? The CLEAR stamps have this TINT to them? I LOVE it!! Makes it SO much easier to see!! Especially on your storage sheet! I never saw any like that before! If you are not familiar with them? GIVE A CLICK ON THEIR BLOCK PARTY BADGE ABOVE and it will take you right there!! I have pics and deets below!! I am REALLY excited with how this turned out!! It turned out JUST the way I imagined it would!! How FABULOUS is that, huh? LOVE it when a plan comes together!! Haha! I got to use a few of my NEW toys too!! Anyway, wish me luck!! Thanks for stopping by and have a WONDERFUL evening!! Until next time? ENJOY LIFE!!


MSS NIGHT OWLS, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, PTI Orange Zest Hybrid Ink, Copics, PTI Brown & Orange Zest CS, Basic Grey DSP, PTI Vintage Buttons, ODB Fence Die,MFT Cloud Die,SU Modern Label Punch,Spellbinders Circle Dies, and Peapod Twinery Twine sponged with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hi Rubbernecker friends!! Welcome to our Fall/Halloween hop! Thanks so much for joining us! Rubbernecker Stamps has such a wide variety of images, that we thought we would share some Fall and Halloween ones with you! There is a HOP ROUTE for you to follow below! You will find it right AFTER the creation I have to share today, below!! AND? So you won’t get lost, EACH Sister will have this list for you, to help you on your journey!! Make sure to leave some LOVE at every stop, for you will want to be eligible for our PRIZE!! What fun would it be without a PRIZE!!

***You could WIN……………….

Your choice of one of these AWESOME stamp sets!!

Cool huh? You will DEF want to have your name entered in the drawing for one of these!! SO cute AND scary!! OK, the Stampin’ Sisterhood has lots of creations to share with you, so grab a cuppa something, sit back, relax and get HOPPIN’!! Be on the look out for our NEXT HOP coming NEXT MONTH!! We look forward to seeing you then for MORE sharing and prizes!! Thanks again for joining us today and ENJOY LIFE!!

**PS. I used this sketch from SKETCH SATURDAY!


MY CREATION: Halloween Set 1,Rusty Pickle DSP,PTI Black CS,Charcoal Twinery Twine, Pumice Stone Distress Ink & Memento Black, Misc 3D stickers

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hey there friends!! Thanks SO much for stopping by and joining me in the HOP for Katie Renz!! It is an honor for me to be a part of this HOP!! She is such an inspiration to me!! She is such an AMAZING person!! Her story really hits home for me, as my family dynamic is VERY similar to hers!! could be ME in her shoes!! I just could NOT even begin to imagine!! I mean, you never know? Do you? No ONE of us is exempt from this HORRIFIC disease!! CANCER!!! If NOT you? Then who else? A sister, a brother? A husband, a child? Your parent or BEST friend?? This REALLY makes you think! Please, be thankful for EVERYTHING!! Please be thankful EVERYDAY I ALWAYS say? ENJOY LIFE!! This is the ONLY one we get!! I have been thinking and praying for Katie, hope you will do so too!Here is what we have all come together to do!

From October 10-12 some of the best stampers are joining together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer. If you're not familiar with her, Katie’s cancer story started just before Christmas last year. This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of 3 with her infectious smile was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight. A few tummy aches and then stage 4 gastric cancer. Her first post about it is here. The idea of “Swimming for Katie” came from her recent post here.

This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis or a dig and SVG cut file. 100% of the profits go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family. That is ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!! You read correctly!! Her husband Kevin and her three young children need our help and support. In addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus, Marianne Walker and True =D Doodle Designs both also donated digis that are for sale. Direct donations are also being accepted. Information central is HERE. This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information and the full 3 day blog hop listing, as well as the donation button.

Here are all the items available for sale.

Keep Swimming Octopus
Peachy Clear stamp

$5.50 with free shipping

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp
$3.00 with instant

Keep Swimming Octopus DIGIstamp with SVG cut file
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Mermaid DIGIstamp
$3.50 with instant download

Keep Swimming Ribbon Fish DIGIstamp and DIGIpapers
$5.00 with instant dow

I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation. The following is a list of everyone who has projects posted today. I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate. If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:

Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

Amy Heller

Jackie Pedro

Julie Masse

Kecia Waters

Sandie Dunne

Susan Liles

Latisha Yoast

Laurie Schmidlin

Lisa Arana

Lisa Henke

Lisa Silver

Lydia Fiedler

Lyn Bernatovich


Maria Gurnsey

Meg Craig

Melissa Bickford

Michelle Woerner

Mona Pendleton

Niki Estes

Robyn Weatherspoon

Sarah Jay

Sarah Martina Parker

Savannah O'Gwynn

Stephanie Washburn

Susanna Boyd

Tobi Crawford

Julie Lacey

Kim Kesti

Shemaine Smith

Danielle Lounds

Debbie Carriere

DoBea A.

Fran Gumprecht

Geny Cassady

Gina K.

Holly McMillen

Jak Heath


Kimberly Crawford

Jeanne Streiff

Trudy Sjolander

Keep Swimming Octopus,added Verve sentiment, Echo Park Splash DSP,PTI Orange CS,Carribean Twinery Twine,Mike's Red Rhinestones,Copics, I heart 2Stamp sketch

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Hey all, how are you? Hope you had fun on OPERATION JULIE'S SMILE's HOP!!! I know I did!! Since I hopped, I ran into this challenge, over at CAS-ual Friday's!! Check it out!!

CFC23: Inspiration challenge. Create a Clean And Simple project using the quote as your inspiration OR use the quote as your sentiment.

So, you KNOW I had to TRY and play along!! I mean, after all, It is Julie's challenge blog!! do all know ME and Clean and Simple!!! Haha! Anyway, I got out my NEW, to me, PTI Chair-ished stamp set and got to work! Here is what I came up with!! After I teamed it up with my Kraft CS, Scarlet Jewel CS, and Misc brown ribbon!! Oh, let's not forget my Walnut Stain TH Distress and PTI Scarlet Jewel inks!! Hope you like and hope you will play along!! It was FUN!! Thanks Julie for the GREAT inspiration!! Have an AWESOME day everyone!! See you tomorrow with SWIMMING FOR KATIE!! ENJOY LIFE!!

MY CREATION: PTI Chair-shed, Misc ribbon, TH Walnut Stain distress ink, PTI Scarlet Jewel ink

Friday, October 7, 2011


WOHOO!! The day is FINALLY here!! I am SO excited!! I am sure you all have seen buzz about this for awhile now!! So, I am REALLY glad that you joined us on this amazing blog hop for Operation Julie’s Smile. If you came here from DEB FELT'S blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, you may want to start from the beginning at the Sweet Stamp Shop’s Blog and take your time. You have ALL WEEKEND to hop with us and win prizes! Thank you SO much for being here!! We ALL appreciate it and I KNOW that Julie does!! Julie you say? Are you NOT sure who this LOVELY lady is? Are you NOT familiar with her story? Really? Here, let me explain!

The creative blogging community is coming together this weekend to help one of our friends, Julie Ranae. You can click on her name to visit her and see who she is! You may know her as the Design Team Coordinator for many wonderful companies from bakers twine, die cuts, rubber stamps and more. What many people don’t know about Julie Ranae is that she has had some pretty major dental surgeries in her lifetime due to medication she had to take as a child. It was in her plans to think about having all of her teeth replaced at some point in the next 5 years, a decision that was pretty easy to plan out. But then it happened…she chipped her front teeth on a weekend a month ago. The dentist told her there was no way to save them & that it was his recommendation that she give in and have them all her teeth removed soon, but for that day, they needed to get her front teeth done so her gums could begin to heal. He said he would 'work out payments with her to have ALL this work done...but when she called to make her appt for the first step of impressions, they told her the amount of money that was needed and that the 'payments' applied only to the two teeth that were extracted that day. Her husband Paul was with her & that too, was his understanding as well. So this is how she has found herself in this situation…Needing at least $4000 to get started and another $3000 to finish the process…a total of $7000.

Nicole Rixon, owner of Sweet Stamp Shop put together this benefit after finding out about this situation and before Julie Ranae knew it, it took flight!

Because she is an event organizer by trade, Julie has taken on the job of organizing all of the blogs in this hop as her way of ‘working overtime’ for what she needs, the same as if she were able to work overtime at an outside job to pay for the work to be done. AGAIN, You should have come here from DEB FELT'S blog!!

It is the goal of all of these generous friends & sponsors to help make this situation more do-able for our friend so that she can share a brand new smile with all of us soon.

If there is anything you can do to help with a financial donation, there is a donation button ready for you to click. You can find the DONATION BUTTON along my sidebar, to your RIGHT!! Any amount is appreciated and ALL DONATIONS will be eligible for prizes from our sponsor pool of over $2500. Yepper, you read that right!! It is worth repeating in BOLD print!!

**There are $2500 in prizes!!

**A complete list of sponsors is listed

on the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog.

Thank you SO much for joining us!! I hope you like my creation and I hope you enjoyed your stop here on the hop! The next stop is Sherri Thompson's blog. Make sure you leave a comment here before you go so t

hat you can have a chance at the amazing prizes up for grabs and if you can, please make a donation so we can help bring back a new smile for our friend! Have an AWESOME day and ENJOY LIFE!!




MY CREATION: Market Street Stamps Gone Camping image,PTI Brown CS, Basic Grey Infuse DSP,Spellbinders and PTI dies,Misc brown ribbon, Crystal Stickles, and Copics.

**PS. I chose this stamp set for Julie!! ONE she is a part of their design team and TWO it just goes to show that, even if life sucks sometimes? You can get through ANYTHING with a little help from your friends!! LOVE YA JULIE!!!