Sunday, May 24, 2009


Keep it Simple Sunday.....  :)  One of my Stampin Buddies Karen started this.  So, I thought I'd play along.  We'll have a post every Sunday for you, to case (Copy and Steal Everything).  Try her blog later this afternoon.

stamp:  Eight Great Greetings 113822 Mini pg 11
CS: So Saffron, whisper white, bashful blue, & cameo corral
Ink: Cameo Corral
DSP: is retired Just Delightful

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fresh Strawberries

I couldn't sleep last night and so got up and played with this new stamp set (tart & tangy 111514) I got on Thursday.  I used Kyla's card (who doesn't seem to be  blogging anymore) as a spring board.  Okay I pretty much cased it but I did change things up a bit.  :)  I also used Wagon Full of Fun (113262 mini) for my basket.  I was pretty pleased with myself for thinkin of that.  I haven't seen anyone else do it but I'm sure I'm not the first.  Thought it turned out cute though.  :)  I am pleased
I also made some Father's Day Cards but I'm not sharing those yet.  :)

Stamp: tart & tangy, wagon full of fun, all holidays
Ink: real red, chocolate chip, certainly celery, close to cocoa
CS: bashful blue, whisper white, certainly celery, real red, close to cocoa
Big Shot: small dots (certainly celery)  I know you can hardly see it in the photo
Stickles: Diamond 

Friday, May 22, 2009

Quick and Simple

I was playing around making quick and simple cards and cased this Walk in the park in blue and  Kraft and Certainly Celery.  I'm not sure who's cards these are.  Sorry.  If you know please let me know and I will give credit.  Thanks for droppin in

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


For Mothers Group we headed out to an Alpaca farm.  Janice Buttitta (owner) showed us around and gave us information on these pretty animals.  It was so much fun!  Aleah just jumped right in there and fed and petted them.  There is also a beautiful shop to buy a gift or something for yourself.  If you would like to go see them she just asks that you phone ahead.

Desert Mountain Alpaca Ranch
Tom and Janice Buttitta
7107 S Nucci Lane 
Hereford, AZ 85615

My mother

This is a bit latte but I wanted to share it with ya anyway.  This is my mother's day card for my mom.  It is also my first decoing the inside.  My sister wrote my mom a beautiful letter and left it on her blog.  I myself am not as good with words but I hope she felt my love none the less.  
Love ya Mom!
Bloomin Beautiful & All Holidays
Bella Birds
MS boarder punch, pearls
Chocolate chip, baja breeze, whisper white

Monday, May 18, 2009


Sunday on SCS is featured stamper.  Today it is Joan.  She has a great gallery and it was fun looking for just the right card to case.  I decided on this one.  I changed up the colors and stamps.  I used Scene in a Garden, and Thoughts and Prayers stamps
So saffron and Baja Breeze
Thanks for stoppin by

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Deven is 13!!

Wow I am having a hard time believing my baby boy is 13.  He is lookin so grown up!  I can no longer see the little boy, only the man he will be.  On Sunday we had cake and opened his gifts.  Saturday was spent running around and going out to eat.

These were really quick and fun to make.  The girls each picked out the paper they wanted me to use and I did the rest.  They love them.

Loven the teachers

Well I really wanted to show my love and apparition of my daughters teachers this year.  They have done such a wonderful job encouraging them and helping them grow.  I found this great idea on Nichole Heady's blog.  There is a journal, pen and journaling questions to this gift.  I covered the 2 note books and decorated the jar with items from Autumn Leaves Back 2 School collection.  Curling those questions and filling the jar took the most time.  :)  Oh I did add a ribbon bookmark in when I coved them.    Thanks for stoppin by  

Friday, May 15, 2009


These are the Mother's Day card I made.  I didn't post them earlier so they were a surprise.  

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Saturday evening we left Vanessa sitting and went and saw the new Star Trek!  It was a great action flick.  Even if you are not into Star Trek it was worth seeing just for the shear fun.  have to admit it had me jumpin a couple of times.  :)  No stampin today at least not yet.  :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Baja Friend

Well, I've been battling my stomach again.  :)  But I did get some stampin in.  Monday means Mojo Monday!   Couldn't miss that.  :)   Hope you are all well.

Recipe:  True Friend stamp, Walk in the Park DSP, 
baja breeze, whisper white, basic grey Card stock
basic grey taffeta ribbon and basic grey, cameo coral, baja breeze, kiwi kiss ink

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sharing Some Love

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut even more friendships are propagated.  Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award.  
:)  Happy Mother's Day by the way!!!

Check them all out.  Great gals!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Why send snail

1 - to congratulate someone on achieving something
2 - for someone's birthday
3 - to new parents
4 - to someone who needs to be encouraged
5 - to someone who has a new home or a new job
6 - to someone who has lost a loved one
7 - to someone who is not feeling well
8 - to someone who is getting married or just got engaged
9 - to someone who has done something special 
10- to a friend, just because

Send a card to make someone day!

Friday, May 8, 2009

For all the Mothers out there

Found a great site with mother's day poems.  So if you were lookin for one look no further. :)  Douglas and Deven are off on a father son camp out.  Doug hates to camp so I hope all goes well.  Vanessa is trying out for the flag team for next year.  She will be gone from 10 am - 5 pm; so, all of my sitters are gone and its up to Nina to entertain the girls while I have class tomorrow.  :)   Been crazy today but I have my Mother's Day cards in the mail.  LOL  They will be late but......  :)  Hope your day was great,

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mother's Day Bloom

Today we explored the fire station.  Aleah had such a good time and was way more into it than I thought she would be.  She can be such a girlie girl!  Never know what she might be interested in I guess.  
Waterin the trees
Pullin the hose out of the truck
Drivin the fire truck
Inside and lovin it!  It was fun!  I had never been to a fire station and it was interesting.   

Anywho...  I did get back to do some stampin.   I followed Mojo Mondays challenge #85.   I haven't done one of these in way to long.  It was really fun!  If  you haven't had the chance now's the time.  She is givin away free stamps.  :)  I embossed the rose with gold embossing powder (109129){saw this done on  Kim Teasdales blog} and colored it in with a Blender pen (102845) and ink.  Love the blender pens.  So many things to use them for.

Stamp: Bloomin Beautiful (111490) and All-Year Cheer 2 (retired)
CS: Bordering Blue (102630), Chocolate Chip (102128), whisper white (100730)
DP: Bella Birds (113981)
Ribbon:  chocolate chip taffeta (109065)