Friday, November 27, 2009

Book recomendation

If you like sarcasism, wit and crudeness - I have the perfect book in mind for you. "Are you there vodka, Its me, Chelsea" is the one. Variety show host Chelsea Handler is the author of this humorous book. Since I picked this up on Tuesday, I can't seem to put it down. Ms. Handler tells tales of her childhood, encounters with the men and the law - among other things! Not for children! Definitly an adult book.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Elfie" card

here is the cutest little elf card. I used cb folder  (a2 - snow dots), sanded it to get the white core to come through and dot glued it to a slightly patterned blue paper. I found the cutest little elf stamp @ Michaels - $1
 I used the wet emboss technique with black ink and clear emb. powder. for shine, just gave him a little color with some markers with a dab of stickles on his hat, buttons and shoes (purple & red), I cut him out and popped him onto a white cardstock circle and did some edge distressing in light blue. The inside says " Have youself an "elfie" little Christmas, which i had attempted to hand write but x'd that idea fast and instead pc printed the saying on the same blue patterned paper that is under snow dots -  He is just too cute!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Turkey Day cards

These cute cards were really fun to make!
I cant wait to give them to my parents and my love's mom! I know they will enjoy them
Here are some simple directions on how i made these cards
Using the home decor cart I made the turkey "feathers" and tear drop cart for his "gobbler"- used the #6 shift
I cut the body with a 1.5 in. scallop punch and the MS small scallop punch for head. i put both scallops thru CB using the houndstooth folder. I used a really tiny snow flake punch for his feet.
when i cut the "feathers" i used the flip feature on my E (i cut @ 2.75 in.) ~ i stuck 3 to left and 3 to the right and one in the middle. For detail, I inked the scalloped circles, his feet and his facial parts, with a rhubarb stalk - Memento Ink - and gave him some cute googly eyes! The stamp is part of a studio G Thanksgiving set i got last year @ M's. i used the same Memento ink and an orange marker to highlight the greeting.
I attached a small brad and stickled with red, used a pop dot to give it some depth. I used the "cheater method" (Robyn- mypinkstamper) for the brown satin ribbon at the bottom.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I just noticed that I am now a 3 star *** Chirper on the Cricut message board!  How cool is that??? I love the board there - its full of so many talented people, that will help you out any way they can! So glad I can share my love of crafting with all of them and also check out their wonderful creations! Thank you ladies and gentlemen!

revised card - Santa/ Merry Christmas

This the the revised version of the card I made the other day. I definitly like this one better! Thanks to my Cricut craft board ladies for the reccomendations- the embossed background made a huge difference!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

What rhymes with 3????

I am the type of person who is all about wording. I got writer's block while helping my sister with her daughter's birthday invites. Needed something that rhymed with the number 3, hmmmmm??? I googled and found a really great web tool. It is called I am always using a thesaurus or dictionary, and now I am very happy to be able to refer to this site for my rhyming word needs!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps dot com

I am always searching for classic and muscle car stamps - made of acrylic or rubber, for card making or scrapbooking.  I recently found a great acrylic stamp site called,
They have very unique and affordable clear stamps, available in singles or sets. Everything from kids, dogs, rock & roll, holidays and scriptures, to birds and flowers and many other cute and festive designs. Ordering was very easy and shipping was very fast too! I am quite pleased with my recent purchases and I will definitly be going back to order more!
If you are an avid stamper and looking for some really great and uncommon images to add to your collection - please be sure to check out
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Peacefully snoozing?

Here is Mason snoring- er I mean, sleeping on his couch, the early a.m. of November 3rd. Is this a face only a mother could love? Nah. He is cute. I guess I'll keep him... ;o)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Chocolate & coffee!!!!

This is my new favorite coffee! Actually ~ its an awesome combination of coffee and chocolate! Yum! Its creamy, chocolaty and coffee all in one and sooo simple - just pop the little cup in to your Keurig machine and voilà!!!! Coffee+
five stars *****

Slideshow of Cards