Thursday, March 31, 2011

I haven't forgotten!

I still have a blog candy giveaway coming soon, things just got a little busy. I got a new job last week and my first day was Monday. I'm loving it. I am trying to adjust to working again, keeping up with my gym routine, and we had a couple appointments this week so that's what's been keeping me preoccupied. 

Good news I also won a blog hop this week! I won a copy of Marianne Walker's book Shadows and Shading. I can't wait to see what's inside - that's just what I need! 

Stay tuned! 
Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Today is my blogaversary I can't believe I have had a blog for 3 years! I was going to have a little blog candy give away all ready to go, but I got busy this past weekend and the beginning of the week. So it will be slightly delayed - so stay tuned!

Today is also my birthday so Hubby and I are going to a nice dinner this evening (he won't tell me where yet). Maybe I'll even get some time to spend in my craft room:)

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Easter Greetings

A while back I stamped a ton of images to take with me somewhere (I can't remember where right now) so that I could color to pass the time. I found a box full of images some colored some not. I figured I better put them to use. I forgot how cute this darn Riley (from Riley and Company stamps) was and had to color him!

After coloring the image, I added some glitter to the egg with my Spica pens (sorry you can't see that in the pic). Then I cut Riley out with my Nestabilities egg die. I inked the edges. Then I cut out a piece of purple card stock in the next largest egg size and ran it through my cuttlebug using the D'vine Swirls embossing folder. Next I added some yellow brilliance in to the embossed parts.  Then I got some ribbon and put everything together. The sentiment is a Studio G stamp I got for $1 at Michaels. 

Thanks for stopping by hope you enjoyed my Easter Riley!

Happy Crafting, 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Riley ATC's

I was looking through my previous ATCs and realized I never posted any of my Riley and Company ATCs. So here's a few I made :

This was a Riley swap and one of my favorite stamps. I can't believe what you can fit in an ATC space.

This was for a Halloween swap

From a Breast Cancer swap

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring is in the air!

I love spring! I can't wait for the warmer weather and more sunshine (and no more white stuff). Today's card is from a swap I was in over at The Stamp Shack. 

The stamp is DeNami Designs, I stamped it 4 times and colored all the little chicks with copics. Then I cut them out using my Nestabilities Labels 8 cutting off enough of the top to fit my "spring" sentiment. I then stamped the sentiment using Martha Stewart clear letters. I inked the edges and stamped the sentiment with a Brilliance purple ink. I added the ribbon on the top of the image since I didn't like the line from where I cut the paper. I ran the pink piece that was cut with Labels 8 through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder then layered my chicks on that. I then put the whole piece on a yellow card base that I rounded the edges with my corner rounder. Finally I added some self adhesive rhinestones which I colored with my copics to match. 

Hope you enjoyed todays card! Thanks for stopping by. I love hearing from you so let me know you came by and any thoughts you have to share.
Happy Crafting,

Friday, March 11, 2011

SPAM anyone?

First off I wanted to send prayers to Japan - What a devastation! Also to those in California and Hawaii - alot of my hubby's family is in California so I hope they are all safe and sound.

I took a break from ATCs to share some fun pics from our trip to the SPAM (yes I said SPAM) museum yesterday. I have wanted to go for years and we always seem to run out of time or forget about it. I was curious if Save Ferris would be playing over a speaker through the whole place LOL! (in case you are a fan of Save Ferris and curious their song "SPAM" didn't even get mentioned). I must say it was a blast though. Who would have thought a canned meat could be so entertaining! Even the brochure is funny! It's free (minus souvenirs) and there are alot of interactive things to do and history.

I had the most fun with the "can your own spam" activity. First you got to dress up like a Hormel factory worker, then they had bean bag shaped like spam you had to put into cans, cook in the oven, put the lid on, add the label and get ready for shipping. Yes I am sure this is mostly for kids, but I had to jump in the fun! Had there been a crowd I may have spent less time LOL!

Love the piggy doors! I also couldn't resist a SPAM hat and trying it on. 

Just down the street there was this adorable sign we had to have a picture of it. 

It was a very fun day! If we are friends on Facebook you can see all of my pictures. 

Happy Crafting, 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ok I hope no one is sick of ATCs yet. Just a few more today and then some tomorrow. Next week it's back to new projects.

This ATC is from a "things that fly" swap I did many months ago. 


This was from a "recipe" swap. We had to use a stamped image, pattern paper, a 3-d embellishment, and ribbon. 

This one is from a "cupcake" swap. I do love cupcakes! 

and finally, we have one from a St Patty's Day swap. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

More ATCs!

Good morning everyone! 
I hope no one gets sick of seeing ATCs. I joined a ton of ATC swaps before I had my hip surgery and a few after I was well on my way to recovering. I am still in Minnesota and enjoying my visit. As an early birthday present my mom surprised me with a day at the salon. I got a cut, color, and highlights. 
I am a very happy girl:) 

So today I am going to share a couple ATCs I made using Happy Hoppers! Both were colored with Copics. They are such cute stamps! The first one is from a "baby" themed swap. I used my Just Rite Stamper for the boarder saying. 

And this one was from the "in the tub" swap. I feel relaxed just looking at it. 

Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment I love hearing from my visitors:) Tomorrow I will be continuing with the ATC theme and next week I should have some new creations to share. (I just realized my blogaversay is just a few weeks away - stay tuned for BLOG CANDY!)

Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ATC's anyone???

This week I am in MN visiting my parents. My sister and I decided that we would hop in the car and make the the 12 hour drive to surprise my mom. It is VERY rare that both of us visit together. My dad was in on the plan but mom sure was surprised! Since I didn't bring any stamping supplies I figured I would share a few ATCs I made over the past few months for swaps over at The Stamp Shack.

Here are a couple from Christmas and winter themed swaps. (sorry I don't have my supply list with my but I'll add that info when I get back to MI)

( I think the one above is my favorite I just LOVE that stamp)


Hope you enjoyed some of my ATCs stay tuned tomorrow for a few more:)

And if you are in Michigan or anyplace that has Packzi's have one for me, I am really missing them right now! Happy Fat Tuesday!

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Just Rite Stampers challenge #49

I finally am participating in one of the Just Rite Stampers challenges! I say I am going to every time and end up forgetting about it or something comes up. This challenge was the direct to rubber challenge so I used a marker to color the areas of the Easter stamp I wanted to use. And this is the final product :

and here is a close up of the cross so you can see how I only inked a portion of the stamp. I also used my Copic markers to color in the rhinestones on the purple flowers. The white flowers were made using a punch and some brads.

I liked this so much that I am going to use the same idea for an ATC swap I am in.

supplies: paper by The Paper Company, stamp - Just Rite (Favorite Occasions Borders and Centers), ink Zig Marker and Copic marker, Purple flowers by Prima, rhinestones by Kaiser, flower punch by Paper Shapers, brads by Joann Craft Essentials, Spellbinders cross and nestabilities circles and scallop circles.

Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting,