Late Night Fun

ImageOne of my favorite things to do is stamp with my besties late at night.  Lately we have been challenging each other by picking a stamp set we haven’t used in awhile and come up with a card using it!  Oh the pressure!  So we go to work creating our masterpieces and then we take a picture and text it to each other.   One of the girls loves the set “You’re Amazing” and wanted to play with that set because she is afraid it’s going to be retired this year!  I hope not.  It seriously has the coolest hot air balloon!

So I gold embossed the balloons and cut them out.  Then I used the word “enjoy” from the set “Simply Celebrate” in the mini which I stamped in black and then cut out also.  The background is the stamp “World Map”  combined with some vellum, burlap, and baker’s twine.


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Two Milestones

ImageSo March has been a big month for me.  I celebrated my 30th wedding anniversary on the 11th and turned 60 five days later.  My family kept asking me what I wanted to do for my birthday and I said I just wanted to play up in my stamp room all day.  They seemed good with that.  Of course my husband said maybe we would catch lunch if I felt like it.  So noon comes and goes and I’m still home and my hubby is just messing around out in the yard.  By this time I’m starving and wondering if we are going out or not.  If not then I’m ready to stamp!  Finally about 12:45 he’s ready to take me to lunch and says we are going to one of our favorite places to eat because they have corn beef and cabbage for half price and the proceeds are going to some charity.  He asked me if I was okay with that.  Of course I was.  I just wanted to eat.  I was STARVING!  So we walk into the restaurant and instead of waiting for the hostess to seat us, my husband just walked in toward the back of the place and I followed wondering what he was doing (me clueless!).  Well we get to the back and hang a left and lo and behold, my daughters, son,  and about 50 of my friends and relatives were there yelling surprise!!!  I couldn’t believe it.  A surprise birthday party for me.  I had no idea.  But I loved it and love all the work and effort that my family and friends went through to make it happen.  They even had a video of my friends and family who couldn’t make it that lived around the country send me wishes.  The day was just magical and I am still on cloud 9.  Thank you all who participated.  60 is starting out pretty good!  

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Saturday Afternoon Card

ImageToday was a beautiful Saturday.  The sun was shining, it was warm outside, and I had my flip flops on!  Spring is around the corner and I can’t wait.  This morning I finished up 50 bridal shower invitations for a friend’s future daughter-in-law.  I can’t tell you what a  sense of accomplishment that was when I wrapped the last stack up.   Then my girlfriend, Linda, and I decided to stamp a card while watching an old movie with my daughters.  A fun girls afternoon, right?  So we decided to make something that had colors that were light and reminded us of spring.  I decided to use Natural White card stock for my base.  Then I grabbed my “Off the Grid” stamp and use it with Coastal Cabana ink for the background.  I started my layers with a Doily, burlap ribbon, washi tape, and Pink Pirouette card stock.   I stamped “Celebrate” from the stamp set Starburst Sayings with Coastal Cabana ink on Coastal Cabana card stock and then cut it out on the Big Shot with the Starburst framelit.  Scalloped punched Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana card stock was the topping on the cake, I mean the card!!!  A couple of buttons and what a fun card you have!   Well it has been a long but fun day and I am off to bed.  Tomorrow I turn 60!  I can’t believe it but my birth certificate doesn’t lie unfortunately.  I am looking forward to a nice quiet day in my stamp room playing with my favorite things all day.  Thanks and take some time and go stamp something fun yourself!  Oh, by the way, how do you like my new header?

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You Make Me Happy!


I made this card during my Friday night challenge with my girlfriends. I was so tired but determined to make at least one more card before I went to bed. I pulled out my Happy Watercolor stamp set and Modern Medley DSP and went to work. I started with a Very Vanilla base card and built layers using Basic Black card stock, Modern Medley Dsp (2 different prints) and the yummy gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. I added the sentiment, “You Make Me Happy”, and then added lots of embellishments. Gold baker’s twine, burlap ribbon, gold sequins, and a button completed the look. I was so excited about the way the card came together.

This Tuesday is my 30th Wedding Anniversary and I think I am going to give this card to my hubby because he does make me happy!! Always has.

I hope everyone remembered to turn you clocks ahead!

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Late Night Productivity

Late Night Productivity

So I am texting with my bestie stamping girlfriends last night and around 10 pm (my time) we decide to do a challenge among ourselves using a few of Stampin Up products to make a card. We had to use the whale from the Hello Sailor stamp set in the mini catalog as well as the Starburst Framelit and or Sayings. So with a fresh cup of coffee in hand, I started to pull all the items that I thought I would use for this card. The background paper is from High Tide DSP and the second layer of paper is from the paper stack, Fresh Prints. Cardstock is Pacific Point which I layered the bottom portion with another piece of Fresh Prints. Accessories include Pacific Point Grosgrain, Pistachio Pudding Ruffle Stretch Trim, Pool Party Twine (from the Sale-A-Bration catalog), and a couple of buttons. Oh and a little piece of doily! So I look at it this morning and think there is probably a lot going on for this card and if you think so then I’m blaming it on the late night caffeine jolt!! I will say that the best part about this card is the fun I had with Kimberly and Cathy as we texted each other the whole time. It also gets you motivated to try different ideas and in my next blog I will share with you my second creation of the night. I like it so much better! We are our own worse critics aren’t we? I will say that I am paying for my late night escapades this morning and am on my 2nd cup of mojo as I write this. I actually would love to get back upstairs and play some more but first I guess I have to clean house! I hope you are stamping something fun today!

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Happy Birthday!

1796681_10201473323544719_1342105305_nSo today I am celebrating my mom’s 83rd birthday and also the start of my new blog!  I have been wanting to change it up and have been taking a webinar class, reading up on blogs and so this will be a work in progress for some time.

Do you scrapbook?  Do you have tons of paper and embellishments?  I do and still love scrapbook on paper but I also love to scrapbook digitally.  It is so much fun, so versatile, and you can carry it wherever you go!

So today I am sharing this page that I did digitally.  You can find lots of companies on line that sell products to download.  A lot of them also give away FREE downloads!!!  Love that.  This page probably took me an hour.  No kidding.  I still have a lot to learn but digital scrapbooking is very forgiving.

So I hope you enjoy my page and hope to see you back here soon!

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