Monday, March 29, 2010

Mojo132 Entry...

Here's the sketch:

and here's my card:

(All Stampin' Up! products used, unless otherwise noted.)

Paper: Whisper White Textured & Chocolate Chip Cardstock & My Sweet Pea DSP - My Digital Studio Stamps: Vintage Vogue Ink: Bermuda Bay & Crushed Curry Classic Ink Pads Accessories: Morocco Lace Edge Punch (EK Success), Grosgrain Ribbon (other), Snail Adhesive & Stampin' Dimensionals

Now that I've played, it's time to take the kids out into the backyard to ride their bikes and play ball. Have a great afternoon everyone!

As Always~


Friday, March 26, 2010

Two Posts In One Day *SSC144*...

So, I decided to participate in yet another challenge over at Stamping 411. What can I say I'm on a roll! Anyhoo, this card was a joy to make. I'm very pleased with the end product. Take a look for yourself and let me know what you think!

Paper: Crushed Curry Textured Cardstock, Orchid Opulence & So Saffron Cardstock & Shades of Spring DSP Stamps: Abundant Hope Accessories: Parisian Punch (EK Success) & Rhinestone (Michaels)

As Always~


Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #31...

I came across this blog and decided to participate in this challenge...
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #31: Clean & Simple for Psalm 51:7-10

The challenge for me was interesting seeing as I've never made a "clean & simple" card per se. I've always been one to embellish a bit more. It was a lot of fun, though and I'm looking forward to the next challenge!

Stampin' Up! products used (unless otherwise noted): Crushed Curry Textured Cardstock & Always Stamp Brush Set (My Digital Studio) Other: Black Slick Writer Med. Pt. & Rhinestones (Michaels)

As Always~


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Upcoming Easter Card Class...

I just received my product yesterday, so I thought I'd get a jumpstart and make my samples for my Easter Card Class this Sunday. I had a lot of fun making these cards. The flowers from the Abundant Hope Stamp Set is absolutely gorgeous! I love when I can use my markers to fill in a variety of colors on my stamp before I put it to paper.

Paper: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Orchid Opulence, So Saffron, Pretty In Pink & Certainly Celery Cardstock
Stamps: Abundant Hope, Eggcoutrements & Forest Friends
Inks: Orchid Opulence, So Saffron, Pretty In Pink & Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pads & Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, So Saffron & Apricot Appeal Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Square Punch, Designer Label Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Paper Piercing Tool Kit
Other: Schiff Grosgrain Ribbons

As Always ~


Monday, March 22, 2010

Birthday Bliss *SFYTT*

Well, my Dad's 60th Birthday Party was so much fun! It was really nice seeing the family and meeting some new people also. The photobooth was a hit with both the adults and kids! We danced, ate great food, drank good booze (so I was told) and took lots of pics. My dad had a wonderful night!

Anyhow, in the spirit of birthdays I decided to make a card. I saw a sketch on and put my own spin on it...

Paper: Bermuda Bay Textured, Crushed Curry & Whisper White Cardstocks & Welcome Neighbor DSP
Stamps: Birthday Bliss Stamp Set

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Ink Pad
Accessories: Paper Snips, Wide Oval Punch, Snail Adhesive & Stampin' Dimensionals

As Always ~


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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As Always ~


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Digital Studio Layout - The 1st!...

Well, I'm very excited to be posting my very first digital scrapbooking layout using My Digital Studio. We just had our 14 month old daughter dedicated in church this past Sunday so I thought what a perfect opportunity to create a layout. So without further adieu, here she is...

Isn't my little angel adorable?! Mia's sitting in her Daddy's lap holding on to her Gamma's camera case. This was taken after her dedication ceremony hence the annointing oil is shining in the center of her forehead. Her Gamma bought her the beautiful dress, headband and shoes (not pictured) that she's wearing. This picture doesn't due her dress justice...absolutely gorgeous! Then again, I am the biased Mommy.

As Always ~


Sandra Bullock & the Oscars...

I have to say that I'm very happy that she won "Best Actress" as she is one of my favs. She epitomizes beauty, intelligence & class with such grace. I watched her on Oprah's special After the Oscars and she is so humble and down to earth. She knows who she is and carries herself so well.

I think that Sandra Bullock is a beautiful human being...her acceptance speech was phenomenal. It was very moving. You can view it below...

She is truly someone to look up to.

As Always ~


Monday, March 8, 2010


Here's the sketch for Saturday Sketch Challenge 141 over at Stamping 411...

and here's the card that I came up with...

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive Textured & Very Vanilla Cardstock, Patterns Pack DSP III (Hostess) - Mellow Moss
Stamps: "Thanks So Much" sentiment - Very Thankful Stamp Set & "1 Thes. 5:18" Verse & Flower Silhouettes - Happy Harmony Stamp Set
Inks: Always Artichoke & Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pads
Accessories: Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch & Pinking Hearts Border Punch

I hope you like it!

As Always ~


Saturday, March 6, 2010

A New Day...

Yesterday, I was able to see my son Nick's school play - The Cat In The Hat and he was amazing! No sign of stage fright whatsoever! It was a lot of fun to watch and the children were quite entertaining. They ended the show with a song that they wrote to the music of "Y-M-C-A". Their version was "The - Cat - In - The - Hat". It was awesome! Once the music began, Nick started dancing. No fear people! It was adorable... and really made my day.

In honor of my birthday, I will be giving away a Scor-It Mini to one lucky blogger. All you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite birthday memory, become a Follower & link to this post. You have until Sunday, March 7th at midnight. I will randomly select a winner on Monday. My favorite birthday memory is of my birthday cake. My parents would go to the Phoenix Bakery every year in Chinatown and get my favorite cake. It was a sheet cake filled with fresh strawberries, white buttercream and white cake covered with white buttercream, topped with fresh strawberries and sides covered in almond slivers. The cake is to die for... the best cake ever!

Good Luck!

Until Tomorrow...


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Simply Inspired By...

These Sorrento Dinner Plates from the Crate & Barrel catalog. I just love how the colors jumped at me. They make me happy and gave me the creative spark that I needed to create the following card.

Paper: Taken With Teal, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie & Very Vanilla Cardstocks and Urban Garden DSP
Stamps: For All You Do
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Sizzix Textured Impression Folders Perfect Polka Dots, Argyle #2 & Butterfly #2 (from the Hello Friend Set) and Ribbon (from Michaels)

I really love the way this card turned out! With four children, I'm so limited for time. Especially, when my oldest is home sick from school. My three little ones are well at the moment and I hope to keep it that way. I have a card class scheduled on Sunday afternoon after my daughter's dedication at church, provided my children are healthy. The well being of my family always comes first as they are my priority.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful day! Please come by tomorrow for a birthday surprise courtesy of Yours Truly...

Until Tomorrow...


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Never Too Early For Christmas Cards, Ehh?

Can you believe it?! Two posts in one day... I'm on a roll, I tell you! Anyhow, I was rummaging through my stash and came across a Simply Scrappin' Christmas Jingle Kit and this is what I came up with...

Products used: Simply Scrappin' Kit - Christmas Jingle, Snail Adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals

Easy peasy to put together and you get a lot of "Bang for your Buck" with these kits. You can easily make 32 - 4" x 4" cards with some product left over. I really love the simplicity of this card and the colors are FABULOUS!

Until Tomorrow...


New Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio

Spring is almost here and now you have three new digital downloads to help add new life to all your My Digital Studio projects! You and your customers will love these new ribbons, Designer Series papers, and 3-D box patterns, and they’ll make the perfect addition to your My Digital Studio library.

Visit my online store for more info and to download these images >

Item Number

Satin Ribbon - Digital Download

Mini Project Boxes - Digital Download

Springs Shades Designer Series paper - Digital Download

As Always~


Monday, March 1, 2010


This weekend turned out to be quite productive for me. I went to Michaels to take advantage of all the coupons they had to offer for items that I actually needed and came home with a new Crop In Style XXL (from the Foof-A-La Collection) with the matching Paper Taker, the Martha Stewart Score Board, Tim Holtz Design Ruler, and some Crayola goodies for my children. It was a win-win for everyone!

Anyhow, while blog surfing, I came across Karen Giron's blog, decided to participate in her Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and this is what I came up with in a matter of minutes...Simple & Sweet!

Paper: Soft Suede Textured Cardstock, Rose Red Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Welcome Neighbor DSP (Sale-A-Bration) Stamps: "Sweet" sentiment from Sweet On You Stamp Set Ink: Rose Red Classic Stamp Pad Accessories: Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals & Clear Rhinestones

As Always~