Monday, March 23, 2009

Australian Bushfire

I was just surfing different blogs and came across the Splitcoaststampers Non-Raffle to raise money for The Red Cross to help the people that were affected by this horrible disaster.  Please check it out and if you can, make a donation to help!  Here is the link to read more about this

I still haven't had a chance to play.  I am still working on the invites, I don't know why I decide to do these projects that seem utterly impossilbe when I am working on them!  It will be so worth it when they are done because [HOPEFULLY] my son will only get married once and only have a first wedding!  I am a bit anal when it comes to doing a project like this, so I'm sure that doesn't help!

Anyways, please check out the above site and hopefully I will be back to playing real soon!  I did manage to make a card or two last week, I don't know how well the pictures came out, but will try to post one.

Have a great night!


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Coloring Fun

I have loved to color since I was child.  My grandma always kept coloring books and crayons on hand for when we visited (I was with my grandparents every chance I got!)  I would sit for hours and color.  I was so happy after having my children, when they were old enough to be able to color and give me a reason to buy coloring supplies!  I love opening a brand new box of crayons, they are so pretty, all shiny and new, never been used and I even like the smell of them!!

Anyways, I have never played much with colored pencils and I didn't know until recently that they could be blended and make whatever was colored look so much prettier!!  Here is my first real attempt using a stamp from Inkadinkadoo and for the most part Crayola colored pencils and a Prismacolor colorless blender pencil (I have some blending stumps ordered so I can do it the recommended way!)

I used GinaK pure luxury layering weight (chocolate kiss) cardstock for the base of the card.  I stamped my image on GinaK pure luxury base weight cardstock (white).  I didn't think that it mattered what kind of paper was used to stamp and color on, but have realized after using the GinaK cardstock that it really DOES matter and make so much of a difference!

My picture didn't turn out well at all so I will post it tomorrow when I have better light! Instead I will upload a layout of my DD that I did a while ago!

Thanks for looking!

Have a great night!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's Been A While

It's been a while since I have posted anything new.  Has been crazy around here with my health problems and we have had two loved ones pass in the last two weeks.  Hopefully now things will settle down a little.

My son is getting married in May and I really need to start working on the invitations! Hopefully I will get started on them next week.

I have promised myself that this is the year that I quit collecting stamping supplies and start using them!  I think I have one card that I made using stamps on my puter, I will add that to this post when I am finished.  I thought my camera died but it turns out that my rechargalbe batteries quit working.  Who would have thought that rechargables go bad??  Not me!  They still work in my mouse!

I think Spring is trying to return here to NE Indiana!  We had a few really nice days last week!  Its cold today and is suppose to be for the next few days, but then it is suppose to warm up again!   I am sooo tired of winter!

Okay, that is enough for now!  I will try to find my newest card and get it posted!

This is a card I made using the tutorials and videos from  If you haven't checked this site out, you should!  GinaK does these wonderful videos showing different techniques, it's awesome for the beginner stamper like me!  She also put out her first kit to go along with the new site and I must say I was very impressed!  I didn't realize that paper really does make a difference in stamping and coloring!

This card is also for a challenge on the stamp Something blog  

The challenge is to create your favorite something.  Mine happen to be flowers!  So here is my attempt!

Okay, I'm really done for today! 

Have a great night and check out all of blog candy that I posted in previouis posts today!