Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Birthday Weekend!

We had a very busy weekend with two birthday party's. The family was wiped out. I had to come up with two simple cards. The first party we went to was pirate themed. I pulled out my Sock Monkey set and decided he'd make a pretty cute pirate.
Stamp: Sock Monkey and On Your Birthday
Ink: Black
Paper: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, To The Nines DSP and Whisper White
Accessories: Metal Edge Tag and Paper Piercing Tool

The second birthday was for a 10 year old boy. He is a star baseball player and I thought stars would be perfect. On his birthday he hit his first home run over the fence, it brought tears to his mothers eyes. Sorry for the picture quality on this one, I think my camera is starting to fail me.

Stamp: Party Hearty
Ink: Brilliant Blue
Paper: Ruby Red, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Green Galore, Brocade Blue, Only Orange, Glorious Green So Saffron DSP and Whisper White
Punches: Word Window and Modern Label
Die Cuts: Alphabet Simple Numbers and Stars #2
Accessories: Real Red corduroy button and Twine

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mother's Day Mug

Here is a cute and simple idea for a gift for Mother's Day. It would be prefect for a hot tea drinker. I added a paper rose to a simple tag which is attached to a cello bag filled with a variety of tea bags and placed inside a mug that I etched the word mom onto.

I guess you can kinda see the etching!

Stamps: Well Scripted
Paper: Sweet Pea DSP, Rose Red, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla
Punches: Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch
Accessories: Rose Red grosgrain ribbon
Die Cuts: Frame Oval Scallop, Floral Fusion, Little Leaves and Alphabet Simple Letters

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Third Wednesday's Cards Reveal!

As always we had a GREAT time here last night at the card workshop.

Since the BIG announcement from Stampin' Up, regarding the color changes, I wanted to focus my card workshops on the colors that are going bye bye in July.

Stamp: Thoughts and Prayers
Ink: Sage Shadow, Barley Banana, Brilliant Blue and Ballet Blue
Paper: Sage Shadow, Barley Banana, Ballet Blue, Whisper White
Punches: Scallop Border
Accessories: Sage Shadow grosgrain ribbon
Embosslit Die: Beautiful Wings

Stamps: Happy Everything and With All My Heart
Ink: Chocolate Chip and So Saffron
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron
Punches: Scallop, Extra Large Fancy Flower, Word Window and Modern Label
Accessories: Summer Sun corduroy button

Stamps: Party Hearty and On Your Birthday
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Soft Suede and Summer Sun
Paper: Only Orange, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Summer Sun, Green Galore, Pixie Pink and Lovely Lilac
Punches: Scallop Border, Scallop, 1 3/8", 1 1/4", 1", 3/4" Circle
Accessories: Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Cup Cake!

"Simple Birthday Thanks" what a great stamp to have in your collection. I had done this card awhile ago before my blogging days and wasn't originally going to post this card because two of the colors were retired, but now they are coming back...Yea! Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze will be back when the NEW 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog is released in July.

Thank You for The Blog Award!
Thank you so much to Patti, my blogger friend, who sent me this fabulous blog award. It is called the "Your Blog is a Charm".

I really appreciate you thinking of me! Now I would like to send it to two new blogger friends.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Everything is Coming Up Roses!

I have been so inspired by roses lately because when you look outside to my back patio all I see is roses. It is the beginning of the first bloom of Spring.It seems like every branch has a bloom on it ready to open. Sorry that it is so hard to tell this by the picture.

I was so excited when I saw the new Island Floral Bigz Die in the new summer mini catalog. A flower shape just like the one on the Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch only bigger... I can make a bigger roses! WOW WEE I thought, it was the first thing on my list.

Since Mother's Day is coming up I wanted to focus on doing a few projects towards that. I found these unfinished wooden frames at Michaels craft store, Decoupaged Bella Bleu DSP on it, added two roses and a bud. Notice the different size rose? The one on the left along with the bud is done with the "Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch" and the one on the right is done with the Island Floral Bigz Die.

Here are two close ups one from the front and one from the side

Sorry this die is not available to non-demonstrators until May 1st in the "Summer Mini Catalog". Make sure you get your hands on this one!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

WOW... An Award!

While on vacation last week I received the "Sunshine Award" from a blog friend France, you can view her blog at Thank you so much France.

Now it is my turn to send this award off to my fellow "Crazy Stamping Ladies". Not only are they talented but bring sunshine to everyone they meet including me. Not all the ladies have blogs, here are the ones that do. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Third Wednesday's Cards

Next week is the 3rd Wednesday of April, so you know what that means... food, drink, great friends and card making.

Here is a little sneak peek of the card that we will be doing. I will be posting all 3 cards on Friday the 23nd, so make sure you come back for the reveal.

If you live in the Simi Valley, California area and want to know more information about my card workshops, just leave me a comment or e-mail me.

Thanks for visiting today and have a fantastic day!

Monday, April 12, 2010

We Have A Winner!

Hope Everyone had a fabulous Spring Break with your families. Our first camping trip in the new trailer was great, it was so fun we decided to camp one extra day.

So on to our winner of the Spring Break Celebration blog candy.

I wanted to thank you all for taking the time to comment, almost 20 participated. I hope you all enjoyed this yummy celebration. Stay tuned for more yummy recipes to come.

The random winner to the Spring Break Celebration is Dannie Graves.

Here is Dannie's comment:
"I just discovered your blog and love it! I've added it to my google reader. Thanks so much for sharing such great ideas and tutorials. Also, the recipe sounds delicious. I'll definitely give it a try."

Dannie, please email me your address in the next 24 hours so I can mail you your goodies.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Stampin' Up's! Big Color Changes

Boy... What exciting news! I come home from a weeks vacation and something wonderful happens in the land of Stampin' Up.

Stampin' Up! is updating their colors. In order to stay with current with todays trends Stampin' Up has made the bold move to update their color families. We will say good bye to some colors while welcoming new ones and a few retired ones from the past.

Below is a chart of the New Color Collections that will go in affect on July 1st when the 2010-2011 Stampin Up! Idea Book and Catalog is released.

Five new colors that are going to be introduced :
Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist.

In Colors that are going to be re-introduced:
Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze.

A fond farewell to the retiring colors as of July 1 :
Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, Pale Plum, Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Apricot Appeal, Going Grey, Ballet Blue, Barely Banana, Blush Blossom, Bordering Blue, Brilliant Blue, Brocade Blue, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Gable Green, Glorious Green, Green Galore, Handsome Hunter, Mellow Moss, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Sage Shadow, Summer Sun, YoYo Yellow, Taken with Teal.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring Break Celebration

What can be better than "Blog Candy" to celebrate spring break. Not only a celebration of spring, but also of families coming together to celebrate Easter with great food. I am going to share with you a fabulous appetizer recipe that I make often and it is a hit every time. Don't let the ingredients deter you, when these flavors come together it is a party in your mouth.

1 8oz package of cream cheese (softened)
1 garlic clove chopped or pressed
1 cup grated swiss cheese
4-8 oz imitation crab
3/4 cup bottled sweet and sour sauce
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup chopped green onions

Combine the first 3 ingredients and spread evenly in a 8x8 baking dish.
Top with imitation crab, sweet and sour sauce, almond and green onions
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until bubbly.
You can serve with fried wontons or crackers (wontons taste better)
(this recipe came from Pampered Chef)

So for your next get together serve this and leave me a comment of what you think of the recipe or just leave me a general comment for a chance to win a some blog candy. I will be giving away everything to make 6 of the "Hello Card" that is on my March 16th post using "Hello Again" stamp set, except ink, adhesive, punches and scissors. I will randomly pick a winner on Monday April 12th. I will only ship to the US. Winner has 24 hours to e-mail me an address to send this prize.

I will be away from blogging to celebrate my family and the time we have together during Spring Break.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day!