Thursday, April 30, 2009

Awards given

I have looked at a lot of blogs lately and there are a few that stand out. I have been busy swapping and hosting swaps. Check out my blog to see all the cards I have been receiving lately. They are wonderful. I want to share with you an award I received from Messages with Mandy. I received this lovely Lemonade Stand. Thanks Mandy for the award.
Now I want to give a few myself. Here are the details for giving the award.
1. Cut and Paste the logo and put it on your own blog
2. Pass it along to at least 5 other bloggers and leave them a comment with the link to this post.
3. Link it back to the person(s) who gave you the award to show appreciation.
My nominees:
Leeann @ flowerbug's Inkspot
Heather @ Stamp with Heather
Dawn @ Dawn Stamping Studio
Kim @ Stamin'Kim
Ann @ Anne's Creative Nook

All of these are blogs I look at a lot and the links on on my blog to the right under Useful Links.

Thanks a lot to the above for their inspiration to me.

April Showers

Gosh, you gotta love flood swaps. I get so many good ideas from you guys. Here are the three I got today.
I love the cute bunny and layout of this card. It is adorable. It is from Miranda. The next is from Kathy and I love how she texturized her butterfly as well as the cardstock. It is simple yet stunning. And Joan, what can I say about your card.... I have this set but really didn't know what to do with it but I do now. I love, love how you have the tissue paper coming out of the bags like the real thing. It just makes the card. Thanks everyone. Can't wait until the next round. More people, more cards, more ideas. YEA!

Round Robin Card Kits

Here are two cards from the Summer Round Robin Card Kits I took out of the swap. One of the kits will make 8 of these cards and the other will make 6. I just love them.

April Showers

Here is a card I got today from Karen Thompson. I needed some grad cards so I am glad this came when it did. I really like her layout. Thanks Karen.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Flip Flop

This card is not stampin up at all but it is summer and I did it for a challenge.

Monday, April 27, 2009

April Showers

I received three wonderful flood cards today. The first one is adorable with the dear and it is from Trinity Noel. the second and third are made with my favorite flower although it comes from a tree - the dogwood. The second card is from Michael Crawford and her colors are very vibrant. The last card is so beautiful in person, I hope everyone can see it on the post. It also uses the monarch butterfly and it is so pretty how she did it. Cindy Gilbertson did that one. Thanks everyone. This round should be ending soon and the next one has already started.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Cards made for challenges

Here are several cards I have done for challenges on the Shack. These two cards had to have a butterfly on them for the challenge.

April Showers

I received a flood card from Jennifer Rivera today. The daisy stamp must be very popular but I love it too. Thanks, Jennifer

Friday, April 24, 2009

Cards using the new SU Acetate Windows

Here are three cards I made using the new clear window sheets that SU offers now and the new summer rub ons in the occasions mini catty.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Get to Know your Stampin' Sisters

UTAH DIVA's are doing this for their group but I thought I would through this out to anyone and it doesn't have to be Stampin' Up. This is at Splitcoaststampers and it could be a lot of fun and not to expensive.

Stampin' Up Blogs

I have found a most useful site that lists MANY blogs that are Stampin' UP sites. Check it out:

Anniversary Blog Candy to be given away by Debbie X

This is NOT mine. I am just promoting it. You must go to the link below: Blogoversary Candy!

This post will remain pinned to the top of my blog until Thursday 30th April....Please scroll down for more recent posts.

Today is my blogoversary...One year already where has it gone! I can't believe that the hit counter now reads nearly 62,000...WOW! So by way of saying thanks to everyone that visits I have put together some Candy! I have included some of the products that I use on all the cards I make...Copics, Nesties, Martha Stewart border punch, Stamps, Paper, Flowers, Buttons and ribbons...Take a look...
....So here's what you could win!

Set A (36) Copic Ciao Markers (I got this set because it's a good starter and includes skin shades) Nestabilities (5) Sets: Labels 2, Labels 3, Labels 4, Classic heart and Scalloped Classic heart.
Martha Stewart Floral Lace border punch.
Miss Anya Stamp set by The Greeting Farm.
2 6x6" pads of the latest releases from Basic Grey Lime Rickey and Wisteria.
100 Flowers.
20 x 1 metre lengths of assorted ribbons
25 Flower Buttons.

All you need to do to win is to leave a comment here and link my candy on your blog and if you would like to follow my bog that would be wonderful. The candy is open to everyone and I will ship worldwide...if you don't have a blog please email me and I will add your name in the bag.

The candy will run until Midnight (GMT) on 30th April so please check back to see if you have been lucky. I will announce the winner on my blog the following day.

Blogging has really opened up my world as you know I don't get out much with having to care for Jack and it is wonderful to have so many blogging buddies thanks again for all your lovely comments and support over the past 12 months.

Hugs & Kisses

Good Luck!

Time Flies

Here is a card I made with a new set from the Occasions Mini Catty tonight.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I'm Hosting a swap

I am hosting another swap at Splitcoaststampers. Check it out:
Round Robin Round 4 Events and Occasions Card Kit Swap (does not have to be Stampin Up).

Thanks, Jennifer

Paper Roses

I have been playing with my big shot and made a bunch of cards up using the flower layers die cuts. I also used the sizzix embosslits sweetest stem, birds and blooms, scallops circle#2, lots of tags, clear circle and the Manhattan flower embossing folder. I had some neat paper that was handmade w/flower buds incorporated in the paper that I used for some of the flowers. I also was a bad girl and used some non SU DSP paper. But I also used Kiwi, Regal rose and vellum paper from SU. I also used the stamp set "Short and Sweet" and the new "Summer Love Rub-ons" from the Mini Occasions Catty. Hope you enjoy the cards.

Paper Roses

Here are the rest of the cards.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Punch Art

Yes, more. I told you I like punch art.

Punch Art

Guess what? You got it more punch art.

Punch Art

And yet again more punch art.

Punch Art

And even more examples of my punch art.

Punch Art

More examples of my punch art.

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