Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New card with old supplies

I was organizing some supplies and I found this circle scallop card. I can't remember what SU! called them. But I LOVED them when they came out. Even though the colors (Groovy Guava and some kind of blue sky color) retired, I couldn't get rid of these. When I found them, I was giddy excited and HAD to make a card right that moment. The organizing took a back burner!

I am missing my stamping time while substituting! It is a good thing that I made tons of cards last week!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Forget Paris

I loved the movie Forget Paris. I laugh until I am in tears every single time I watch it.

So this is another card from the 10/10/20 class I took last week. It is very simple but so pretty. And it will be the perfect card for my dear friend who was a french teacher. Now I just have to remember to send January. No problem.

So I am substituting in the class that I student taught in. It is kinda weird going back but a fun weird. It will just take up some of my stamping and blogging time this week. We shall see....

Friday, April 22, 2011

You crack me up

We were all cracking up here- thanks to the dog! The kids spent time coloring hard boiled eggs this afternoon. They were diligent and very careful. The eggs looked great. So we head out to grab a quick dinner. When we came back- there were only 4 eggs left in the carton. I was perplexed. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a purple egg sitting in the grass right outside the door. The darn dog got the eggs!!! He ate 7 hard boiled eggs (shell and all). Yuck!!! And he is a small dog! I have banished him to the backyard for tonight. I don't want multi color poo in the house!

I have a simple Easter card for ya....

I colored the chicks with some copic markers. I am still not too good with those things. But, from time to time, I have fun pretending I am an artist.

Happy stamping!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Basket

I have an Easter card for you tonight. I LOVE holidays. But Easter cards? I don't send them- so I don't make many. But I saw a cute Easter basket card on Andrea Walford's blog that I had to CASE.

Of course hers is far better. I loved her eggs, but was far to lazy to make them. Maybe next year. Ha Ha! I did add some Easter grass and a fun flower. The pies were part of the basket die so that made it real easy. Have you noticed that I can't stop making these flowers? I am addicted.

I thought I would share something that is not stamp oriented. I am an avid coupon shopper. I never shop without a stack of coupons and a well mapped out list. I have been doing this for over a year and I have saved my family thousands of dollars! Our grocery budget before couponing was $115 per week. (This did not include health and beauty products.) Now my budget is $30-$40 per week and this includes absolutely everything! For a family of 6! Who wouldn't want to save that kind of money?! It has allowed us to do more fun family activities. So do you coupon? Are you crazy like the couponers on the new TLC Extreme Couponing show? I am not crazy like they are but it is fun to watch. Do you want to coupon? Check THIS site out. Click on the beginners tab and get started!

Sorry for the commercial break. Back to your regulary scheduled show tommorow!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Never too old.....

to be goofy!

This is one of the 10 cards that I made at my upline's 10/10/20 class on Monday. She is super talented so you best take time to check out her blog. You'll be sorry if you don't!

When I saw this card I thought "This one is so ME." I love the colors and the simple layout. Plus, I got lots of practice using the stamp-a-ma-jig thingy. That thing used to drive me crazy. I got rid of mine! But after a little separation, I can see being friends again.

The saying makes me think about my impending 30th birthday in July. When you are 16- 30 seems ancient. You think that by that age you will be wearing depends, using a walker and checking into the nursing home. Now that I am a few months from turning 30- I think 30 is young!!! And I intend to be goofy on my birthday. We will be in Disneyland with the kids! That always makes me feels young!

Enough blabbering. My DVR is full of good shows that are calling my name!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I made a 3x3 card a few nights ago. I thought it was simple and cute. I wanted to post it- but I could NOT get a good picture. I tried different lighting, different times of the day, different backdrops, etc... Still no good!!! After about 50 different pics, I decided to give up and just show you the best of the batch. Then the darn picture wouldn't load on to my blog! I finally have the card to show. But keep in mind that it is much prettier in person!

I just love making these fun crumpled up flowers.

Everything is SU! except the sentiment. It is from a set by Papertrey. I love their little sentiments with cute fonts.

Ok, I best publish the post before the pictures disappear! Happy stamping!

Monday, April 18, 2011

I may be going batty!

Right after I got sick in October, my hubby started joking that I had a "broken brain." The week after I got out of the hospital I insisted on going to the pumpkin patch. (Apparently, I had asked about the pumpkin patch repeatedly while in ICU. But I cannot confirm that.) While we were at the pumpkin patch, Scott took a picture of me holding a sign that said "Gone Batty." It seemed appropriate! There is a point to all this. When you see my card, you may think that I really have gone batty.....
Yes, I made a Halloween card. It is not a card I had saved from October. I really sat down and made this a few nights ago. I do have my reasons (beyond just a broken brain). And I hope to share my reasons another time soon. It's a cliff hanger!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sweet & Simple

Just a clean and simple card for you today.....
I couldn't get the pictures to turn out the way I wanted but I am too lazy to retake them! Speaking of pictures- Almost all of the pictures on my blog are not loading. I don't know how to fix it. Does anyone have any ideas?

I am off to have dinner with my hubby. We are having brownies. That's it. And I am not joking. :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sending a Smile Across the Miles

As you may have noticed, I haven't stamped in ages! Between my health, school, student teaching and family- stamping was put on the back burner. So sad! But I am so excited to be back! I am done with school and an official certified teacher. I have been stamping all week and enjoying myself so much! Here is a card that I made (with the help of my 4 year old). It is a hybrid Stampin' Up! and Papertrey card. The stamp set and a couple of the buttons are Papertrey. The paper, ink and the yellow button are Stampin' Up!

I want to thank you. I had so many of you send emails to let me know that they missed me and were praying for my health. It is hard to believe how much people you have never met care about you! I have always loved that about stamping. It is like we have our own club and the secret hand shake is the thud of a stamp on an ink pad.

The only thing changing about my blog is that I have decided to give up my Stampin' Up! demonstrator status. I LOVE the products and the company. But I have come to realize that I like to stamp so much more than selling. Workshops and classes made it impossible to just stamp for fun. I loved my business, but I am ready to move on. The good news for you is that I will have more time to stamp for my blog. :)

Enough talking.......go stamp!