Sunday, September 26, 2010

Thinking of you...

Okay, THIS is my most favorite card I've done to date...LOVE IT! Hope u do 2.

As you can see I'm liking the owl plate opening not uniform with the center of the card or fitting centered on the front flap...

Sizzix Elegant Lines Embossing Folder for Stampin' Up! #119277
1 3/4" Scallop Punch #119854
Owl Punch #118074   Branch from Bird Punch #117191
Thinking of you on tag created from Punch #119857
Ribbon (paper) between pink and green papers Border Punch #119275
Brad, polka dot ribbon, and owl's green jewel heart from past purchases
Stampin' dimensionals #104430
"Thinking of You" Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Stampin' Up! Classic~Close to Cocoa Inkpad
All Cardstock Stampin' Up!

Would love to get some constructive criticism from you on this card. I'd also love to visit your site...leave a link :-) And don't forgot GOD IS SO GOOD! ALL THE TIME!...even in the valleys!

Monday, September 13, 2010

PPA59 Celebrity Color Challenge @

With the approaching CHRISTmas holidays (they really aren't long off) many folks seem to be doing the "non-traditional" colors in their CHRISTmas layouts...soooooo I think to myself (sound like Faith Hill's I am So Blessed) how about non-traditional Halloween colors to meet the "requirements" for the PPA59 challenge. I LOVE IT! I'm not so "in" to scarey movies, gothic, etc. but I do love love love the halloween stamps Stampin' Up has in the new holiday mini. Let me know what you think and thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a tremendously blessed day (I should do TREEmendously blessed day on a card or two now that we mention it......)
spider webs stamped over and over and over the lined paper from "Wicked Cool" #120600
Spider, cat, bat from "Batty for You" #116576
Ribbon, cardstock, round punch, ink ALL Stampin' Up (don't ya love it?)
Jewels from some "on clearance sale" or other.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Gotta love FOOTBALL

What keeps a mom from stampin'?  F O O T B A L L.

Please pray that the broken ankle that was NOT a clean break (2 pieces gone astray) will NOT need surgery. His pain is not as severe as it was Friday/Saturday, it is now tolerable. The crocodile tears got to all of us....including the staff at the ER.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sneak Peek

Created this card with items from the Holiday Mini Catalog which goes live to customers from Stampin' Up! September 1...which is just around the corner....Can you believe it? NOT LONG UNTIL CHRISTMAS!
Satin Ribbon #117285
Angel & Wording Stamps #121172 (Angelic Joy)
Basic Black Stampin' Pad # 101179
Champagne Stampin' Glitter #120997

Monday, August 23, 2010

Blog candy!

While viewing other blogs I've saved under "favorites" I ran across this tonight (while I boo-hoo'd over all the wahhhh wahhhhh yellow jacket stings I acquired mowing this afternoon...more wahhhhh). Hugs to all, S.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Gideon Pastor's Banquet

Our Gideon Pastor's Banquest was tonight. Best attendance we've ever had. God is so very good! My daughter, son #4, and myself made all the Pastor's Wifes Pastor's Wifes Survival Kits which were really bags...We used several of the Stampin' Up! papers and punches. Everyone LOVED them..  :-) will add pic of one soon when I get to time to make another. No leftovers and I didn't have time to take pics before we left...tied the last few in backseat while my husband drove since we were late ;-)

As we were walking out the door a dear friend of mine from church commented, "Don't forget the bridal shower after church tomorrow." TOO LATE...already had...However, we got home around 10ish so I ironed the paper to wrap a couple of gifts with...Stampin' Up! IRONED the brown paper I save that the company uses to hold the contents of packages received from moving around. WAHLAH! instant giftwrap :-)

                                            Ironed Paper from the Stampin' Up! packaging :-)

Sunday 4:14 p.m. home from bridal shower. Took a shot of wrapping (as promised) and also took a pic of the card I made in about 15 minutes...I love Stampin' Up! :-)
Celebrations Designer Paper #117164
Riding Hood Red Stampin' Pad #111836
Large Word Window Punch #119857
Border Scallop Trim Punch #118402
"Together Forever" Stamp (words and cakes) from Fun & Fast Notes #113500
Double Heart punch I've had forever and ribbon was also from who knows where...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kindness defines kindness as "a kind deed, favor... affection"
I sat down this afternoon to check emails and watch the much needed rain out my office window and it came to mind the teachers at our school that have made my transition this year much easier. The county powers that be have transfered me from one school in our county to another. I grow to care very deeply for each and every student which crosses my path (I'm sure many of you can relate). Therefore, when I leave a school I miss those which I serve and care a great deal about. With that sadness (rain) comes the good that results (sunshine and new crops). That's where God has planted the teachers and students I am blessed to be around each and every day. In comes Stampin' Up! (smile) for the next few days, weeks, I need be more complimentary and thankful to the staff/friends/coworkers.... Tonight is the beginning...because my friend as you will learn...even the rain is a blessing :-) Much love, S
The colours really do love smashing together and MATCH...grrr@photo
Celebrations Quick Accents (polka dot strip and green flower center) 118708
Extra Large 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch (blue flower)119854
Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch (stem/leaves)117191
Real Red Stampin' pad
Simple Sayings II @ 2003 "thanks for your kindness"
Hearts @ 1999 "ladybug" which I stamped on inside lower right of card and back flap of envelope
I also went back and added a bow to the stem/leaves :-)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friend to Friend

Whipped this card out last night in no time at all. The photo is not so good and I'm just too exhausted after mowing two lawns this evening to retake it. Sorry. IRL the colors coordinate and match mucho excellenta :-)
I used the owl punch (which I love love love) and the scallop border punch along with the branch from the bird punch. Stay tuned.....

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Dawnnnnn, Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuu! :-)

Today is Dawn's Birthday (my mentor and leader and MAJOR inspiration gal :-) Please, visit her blog and wish her a happy happy HAPPY August 13th Birthday! You'll be glad you did. She has tons of information and ideas.

Celebrations Quick Accents $8.95
Coordinating Cardstock
Real Red Stampin' Pad $7.95
Extra Large Two-Step Owl Punch $16.95
Large Word Window Punch $15.95
Lime Green "Stickles"
Small Light Blue Bling Stars

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Saturday turns in to Sunday....

After all the "Saturday" stuff I stained on the concrete in the basement...ran out of stain after 1 room and part of hall...wahhhh. Sunday arrives, we were blessed during Sunday School and Worship Service, then over ate at Moore's Restaraunt. Gene's cousin passed as did another good friend so we went to two funeral home visitations after church and got home just about time to head to Training Union and Worship Service at church tonight. While Gene and Erin were at choir practice after church, I came home and whipped out an anniversary card for a couple at church. Card isn't as "snazzy" as I'd like but I'm not feeling rip-roaring creative today.

Stamps:  Cute Critters and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Punches:  Border Dotted Scallop Ribbon and Large Word Window

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Saturday plans

When I get through sweeping, mopping, watering, folding, ironing, washing I'll post card

Thursday, August 5, 2010

DOstamperSTARS Blogger's Challenge #1

Received my Stampin Up! starter kit and the stamps are sooooooooo purty :-) Dawn has graciously started a new "challenge" series for her DOstamperSTARS and fortunately I'm participating. This weeks challenge was to create something from the summer mini catalog, which my card is not from....Hence the resulting card. How? you might ask...well...I posted to the kind hearts on the "DOblog" and said I was out week because none of my starter kit seemed to be from the summer mini catalog. Being the old entary school principal I am, along with the heat in the upper 90's and 100s it is here, I then "hit the hay" (take a nap) wake up 8 hours (long nap, I'm whooped) later and log into the DOblog only to find the sweetest of encouragement....soooooooooo there ya have it...need to say thanks to some kind ladies for their encouragement because.....I NEEDED THAT!

121028 Designer series paper patterns pack - in color (strips)
103313 Classic stampin pad real red
113500 Fun and Fast Notes stamp set
119275 Border punch Dotted scallop ribbon