Wednesday, December 31, 2008

SC209 Baby Shower

I have been working so much lately, that I haven't been able to stamp, much less post on my Blog!
This is for Angela's baby shower. She's having a boy! (I'm partial to boys)
I think this sketch is really cute. I willhave to keep it in mind for more cards.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a safe, prosperious and Happy New Year!

Happy Birthday, Little Fisherman!

Wow! 8 years old already. He is quite the Fisherman. Has been telling me for a year he wanted a Fishing cake. This is the cutest. They did a really good job and it was tasty, too!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Merry Christmas Everyone Everywhere! Peaceful WIshes to All!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

SC204 Swirly Tree

Today's Sketch is awesome. It' so versatile. I love this set called Snow Swirled. The only problem I have is that I have such a hard time picking out a a tree topper for this tree. This was the best option of them all today. Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

CC194 Really Going Vanilla

Can you believe Jen wanted to sell this stamp set??? SO glad she let me have (borrow) it! This is my Fall / Thanksgiving card. The colors to use today are Really Rust, Very Vanilla and Going Grey. Can you see the grey??? There really is some on here. It was tough to get it on there, but it's there.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Chocolate Party!

Today's Limited Supplies Challenge: Chocolate Theme. Must use chocolate paper and ink somewhere on the project. I chose a cupcake birthday theme. Stampin' Up!'s Chocolate Chip is currently my favorite color. It goes with just about all the other colors. Thanks for peeking into my BLOG today! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shuttle 11-14-08

Look! It's the Space Shuttle. This is the view from my back yard. It was a BEAUTIFUL launch! This picture doesn't do it justice at all! My parents were both raised here in this area, and after my father retired from the Army, we moved back. I have been living here for 19 years and I still try and watch every shuttle launch. They amaze me. I hope our new President keeps our space program running.

Loving Skaters

Isn't this Fun? Today I was to use Kraft, Black and Red as my main colors. This is a two- way open card. The bottom gate panel opens out and then, the inner tree panel opens up. I have seen other stampers use the Trees as a background and that inspired this card today. The iced pond is made out of glitter blended in Crystal Effects. My lady is glittered up too! Thanks for taking a peek today. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More Pocket Silhouettes

Have I mentioned this is one of my favorite stamps and this is one of my favorite color combinations? I actually started out with Kraft and Sahara Sand this morning. Somehow Artichoke took over. And I really like the results.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The World

Another Challenge at is the Color Challenge. Today's colors are Pacific Point, Basic Grey and Certainly Celery. This is an awesome combination! My first thought was of the ocean, so I used a World Map stamp. I can totally see myself using this combo again. I think it would be very pretty for something with flowers! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Special Guests!

So our Special Guest was Marilyn Monroe! Thank goodness the Captain was there in case the party got out of hand, especially since that Russian Sailor did show up! The Firefighter kept his eye out for safety violations! There wasn't any!

More guests!

Halloween Visitors!

Some of our Halloween Guests! Thank You all for coming over and hanging out. We had fun!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Celebrate LSC193

Ok now! Can I toot my own horn and say I REALLY love this card! It was really easy, too! I inherited more of this Designer Paper .. Fall Flowers.. from Jen, so I decided that since I have more and I really like it, too, I might as well use it. What good is it doing hanging around in my file? So here it is!
Anyway, this is for SCS Limited Supplies challenge. A list of supplies is given and I must make a card / project within the boundaries. Today's called for a rectangle and a circle and the only embellishment I could use is ribbon! What do you think?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween Portrait!

October 31st was not really a great day.... in my mind. Nothing seemed to go right. This is us, in our Halloween costumes looking Ok in an Ok photo. One kid was crying, the other wasn't fully costumed, too much forehead on Marilyn... We WILL be doing re-takes!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Little Spooky

The Green Door is lookin' a little spooky.


Here's today's sketch challenge card. Another done with Pocket Silhouettes, which has quickly become a favorite of mine. Believe it or not, I was inspired by my son's outfit today, and used Handsome Hunter and Whisper White as my main colors. I threw in some Pretty in Pink for some added interest and also because it is still October, and still Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Miss Me?

Welcome to my poor neglected BLOG! I am busy with Halloween stuff, so I haven't been uploading here much lately. Check back again starting November 1st. I'll have Halloween party pictures to upload and have more time to share.
Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness

For those who do not know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It emotionally affects me because our mother died from breast cancer at a young age. So get your mammogram and do those self breast checks! Early detection matters!
Anyway, this is another sketch challenge from SplitCoastStampers. Does anyone sing 'Pretty In Pink" by the Psychedelic Furs everytime they use the pretty in pink paper? Was in my head the whole time making this card.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SC195 in Saffron

It's officially Autumn, and I guess subconsciously I am ready because I seem to keep grabbing this So Saffron paper! It's always been a favorite.
Another Wednesday, another fun sketch challenge. Today I used some really pretty papers that Jennifer gave me! Aren't they great?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Some favorite things...

Today's limited Supply challange was to make a mostly white (or Vanilla) card. You should use a basic color.. as in black, brown, or grey plus an accent color.
I used Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Vanilla, which is a favorite color combo. I stamped with Pocket Silhouettes in chocolate. I am lovin' this set!
I don't really do too many of these simple cards, but I think I may start. I really like how this turned out.
Thanks for the visit!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

SC193 is Spooky...

This was a fun color block background card! Lots of fun NEW Designer Papers. Oh, and New Stamps, too! New stamps are always fun! I like this card alot, but not so much on the brad placements. The only ones I am happy with are the bats. The moon should be lower, but what can you do when there's already a hole punched?!
Thanks for looking! Enjoy the day!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bad Habits Start Early....

Oh, Boy! Is this any indication of what kind of driver he will be? I very rarely talk while driving, where did he learn this??

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sk8 Stars

Oh, my little skater boys! Aren't they just the cutest?

Effects of Ike

Even though Hurricane Ike took a westernly route, we still had some effects from the storm. The waves were really big (you might not notice in the photos) and the rip currents were dangerous! Poor Justin, who loves the water, wasn't allowed in any further than knee deep! Click on the photo to enlarge it and get a better idea on the actual size of the waves.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Eat, Drink & Be Scary

Here's a sneak peak at what you may expect to find in your mailbox in about a month! That's right, Halloween party invites! SO, get that costume dusted off and get ready to scare up some fun.
That's right!!! Costume Mandatory. Don't make me make you wear something hideous and stupid looking if you show up undressed up

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Well, It's been a while since I last posted some creativity. But I really liked what I did today, so I thought I'd share. I love these colors. They are SO me!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The results are in!

Hello All, This is a very important post, so make you read it very carefully.
Maybe I have too much time on my hands, or maybe I am just more interesting than you thought, but I took it upon myself to do a taste test! (well, actually, I bought one product brand and decided I liked the other better)
So, MY official preference is.........

The Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallow Cream !!!
It's smoother, creamier, & more spreadable. The perfect marshmallow flavor makes it a better companion to peanut butter on bread! Overall, I just liked the stuff better. (Just my opinion)
Thanks for joining in on the fun!
And now back to your regular scheduled blog-surfing...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

TS Fay update

Here's the latest update for Tropical Storm Fay at 11:10 am, and the eye is right over my area! (I'm just south of Titusville)

Tropical Storm Fay

Here's TS Fay. Today, Aug 20 at the 8am advisory, she was pretty much positioned right over Cape Canaveral, which is about 15 miles from me! We've had rain and storm bands from about 4 pm yesterday. Right now, it's pretty calm, as the storm eye passes over. She is forecasted to move out into the Atlantic, then loop back and hit Florida again, about 100 miles north. This has been one really unpreditable storm, so we'll see what she really has in mind.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

And in front of Justin...

Okay, So what were you REALLY thinking???

This is at the Orlando Airport. Interesting the things one comes up with the entertain themselves while waiting for a plane to unload! Oh, And I did make him wash his hands, as I am sure he's not the first to strike this pose and you all know how I am about germs. Who knows what could have been passed on from this young lady!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Anybody Hungry?

Let's look in the fridge and see what Ethan has prepared for us today.......

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Water Babies

Which one is cuter in the goggles??? Why do (all) kids just love these things? Anyway, They both had fun, even if they did not keep the goggles on long.

Justin is becoming quite the swimmer!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Here is my entry for the sketch challenge today on SCS. Monochromatic Red! Not sure how I feel about it... It's starting to grow on me. Want It????? Be the first to comment on it and I will send it to you with an envelope!

Monday, July 21, 2008

And the water came in....

They both like to sit in "the hole"
But, it's even MORE fun when the water rushes in!
Guess it's fun watching it rush back out, too!