Sunday, March 31, 2013

At Last!
My Amy Tangerine Paper finally Arrived!  Too late for Card Class Boo!
This is the Original Design for the card class card, But I didn't have enough of the paper.
So I had to change it up for the diagonal purple with yellow.
Not such a hit.  The Purple Metallic Ink I absolutely love, takes time to dry like paint,
and a few people had smudge issues. 
Well, if my paper would have arrived sooner, I would have had a different ink that doesn't pose the problem. 
Oh well.
It is what it is Sista's!
I loved this card so much I made myself a bunch. 
With still enough supplies for next class.
Technique Tuesdays Ali Edwards Sunshine Stamp
American Crafts Amy Tangerine Paper from Sketchbook Collection:
Cobalt Composition
 (Yes, you can actually order just one paper design from a pad and order 25!)

Saturday Card Club

Card -A-Palooza Card Club
There were 15 total Cards!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Love you...Just the way you are

This stamp was so sweet that I had to enter 
 the OLW
Maybe it is not 100% Geometric,
but I think it works!!

Stamps: Studio G love you
Ink: Memento Grape Jelly, Versa Mark Pacifica,
Versa Mark Scarlet, Versa Mark Raspberry, Memento Tuxedo Black

Ahhhh. What is up Lately?
Lucy:  She is fat and fine..

Well, he was sick for two days, and back in school today I am guessing. We was back to his old self of obsessive video game playing. Mind you, I limit the nonsense, and he is given the time as a treat after homework or chores, but when he is recovering from being sick, and no homework yet, well (I just remembered to e-mail his teacher for weekend make up if needed). It is hard to say NO to video games, it is my husbands livelihood.
Conrad just made the BLUE belt and will be presented it "officially" soon. Karate is 3 times a week He is taking Bo class as a Karate "Kobudo" Weapons class on Saturdays too. So he takes about 5 hours weekly in Karate Bo combined. Kobudo runs about 10 weeks, then another 10 weeks to a higher level and so on. Conrad wants to be in an advanced class, so he will have to work on it I told him. He loves the weapon class and, as he is a kid that loves playing with large walking type sticks, and now he will be able to learn to handle one, not only in focus, but also in self defense if needed.

Well, he has been working long hours again. His company was bought and now he works for Sony (Playstation) working in programming for video games, they currently are under deadline. For what? I NEVER have a clue, and I rarely see him to even ask about anything work related, just care that his day went well and when we will spend time together. He has worked on some fairly successful games, and we are grateful to not only that we both have employment, but to work in the lovely Eastside and the Pacific Northwest.
Next Saturday the three of us will fly to Maui for the first time. I have been planning this for a year, and Scott would argue that I have been planning this since we got engaged on Kauai, and he would be right. When we dated we took a trip to Kauai and really fell in love with Hawaii and just had a wonderful time together. I made him promise that after 5 years we would come back to Hawaii.
This year in August will be the 5 years - on spring break we will go for a week. Time flies doesn't it?!! Just yesterday I made him promise at our 10 year we will go back to Kauai where we were engaged. WOW, looking forward to that (I think we will go alone that time).
Anyways, I know that once we leave, all of Scott's pressure will disappear and he will truly relax and wind down. Looking ahead to nothing but the sandy beach and him sitting on the deck watching us play below in the pool as he sketches. It will be fantastic!

Mom is fine, to here amazement, I watched an (entire) Alfred Hitchcock movie with her last night. It was a later film actually in color, called the trouble with Harry.  The trouble was that Harry was that he was stumbles upon by several people as he lie in a clearing and all of them thought that they are the ones that "accidentally" killed him.  It is quite light and amusing actually.  I will not ruin the end for you.  A very young Jerry Mathers (You know the Beaver, on Leave it to Beaver if you are from the US about my age this was a regular show just running in many households... ) Also a very young Shirley MacClaine.   I am famous for watching a bit of a movie, getting a card idea, and dashing away to make a card.  She absolutely loved the card that Karin sent her (many thanks).  Or I just get a little irky as my mom tends to spill out bits of the movie, important little bits that really kinda make you say, well I guess you just told me who did it... I am a stickler, I want to find out who "done it" on my own. I forgive her, she gets excited!   Other than this she kindly hung out with Conrad for a the two days he was home sick, and they both lived through it!  Yay!

Well, just making a mess out of my craft room.  Card class is tomorrow and I look forward to it. 
I have been entering card challenges and just doing what inspires me.  I am making efforts to send and mail these cards out... And I am making a list of what I need to send out.  It is long. I will get there.  I sent a card out today to someone that I think really needs one.  A missing you hello. Other than looking forward to spring break vacation, I am just same old, same old...I will post pics of Maui, don't hate me too much, photography is also a great love of mine.  I have been taking pictures since I was about 12.  I didn't get WAY crazy into it, but the love is still there.  I scrapped Kauai in a mini album : CLICK HERE, and just love the pics. The pics don't look the greatest here as I struggled to photograph the album pages, but you get the idea.
 I am sure I will do something similar this time too.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Second Card for my Shanghai Goodbye

Today I saw a pair
of the most beautiful shoes that inspired this card.
They were fun and young, and classy with sass like the wearer.

Oh, if only these ankles could wear heels again.
So envious I was when I saw them. 
I am not much of a shoe girl, but some shoes scream out at me to love!

 Posting to: The Pink Elephant
Posting to: Pin and Tack: Anything Goes!
Posting to: A Blog Named Hero: Freestyle Challenge #22
Posting to: Challenges 4 Everybody
PTT#1130 Anything Goes
Posting to: Dutch Dare:CAS

Stamp: 2002 Lockhart Shoe, Studio G:  Hooray for you
Ink: Memento Graphite Black
Glossy Accents
Ribbon; Black Ribbon
Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Copics: Lipstick Red

Springtime Goodbye Shanghai

The last 2 weeks we have been visited by a co worker from our Shanghai office.
 I took her to lunch once last week,
and this week she treated me.
I know if I visited China,
she would be warm and welcoming too.
She leaves next week and I wanted to make her a few cards.
One for Spring and the new baby that another co-worker is having, and one for her to reflect her personality.
When I think of China and spring I think of green buds and pink little flowers.  I saw a very beautiful card and thought I would do something similar.
INSPIRATION:  Here is JJ Boltons Card of Ribbon Girls:
 Inspiration Card: JJ Bolton
My card uses the Madison French Doors not the window.
I used for a large grand window.
 My Card:

Stamps: 1999 Coronado Island Stamping Apple Blossoms
Inks: Memento Cocoa Brown
Dies: Memory Box Madison French Doors, Little Birds
Savvy Die: Hello
Paper: Basic Grey Aspen Frost, Studiocalico, Recollections Tan Wag Pattern
 Amuse Creative Candy Pearl Ivory
Copics: Pink, Green Apple, Flesh Pink, Burnt Sienna

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dear Lizzy Butterfly Jar:

I was visited by a wonderful gal that left me nice messages.
.(I know)  Hey you all are so great out there.
Anyways...I went back to visit her blog, and lo and behold, what do I see?  She is ALSO a scrapbooker!  Oh yeah, I am too.  Tho not as much lately.
I am a fair weather scrapper.  After vacations, some special events.
Especially during Christmas.
Wow, I really should do better.
Any whoooooo, I spied on her blog a card very similar to this card club card.
Now to clarify, this is an OLD card club card, not a new one.
This was the card if you attended my house (few could make it then.)
So if you are seeing this, sorry, I can do one close to this for another time.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Missing Missouri...Hope everything is going well...


Since I was already thinking of Scott's family,
my second challenge card is a card that I would love to send to them. 

 So ....Scott says that Missouri is not exactly where I put the heart.
Well, I was "winging it."
Missing Missouri 
I masked the states and stamped the field flowers in white
 then touched up n white pen.
Stamps: Amuse Wish You Were Here,
Sentiment: Stampin Up! Seasonal Whimsy (2007)
Rubber Stampede Field Flower (1996)
Inks: Memento: Brilliance Mediterranean Blue, Fresh Ink Snow
Other: Uniball Signo White Pen
Ranger Pearlescent Pearls
Posting to:  A Muse Stud
io Challenge: Clean Up Your Act:  Clean And Simple


I have been thinking alot of Scott's family,
 I know,
just PICK UP the PHONE!
I am awkward that way.
Getting the nerve to call. 
He has three sisters,
all lovely and brilliant, strong and sweet, funny and wonderful. 
We are so lucky to have them. 
They have made my husband the wonderful man he is!
Yeah, I give the ladies the credit due!!
And I can't wait to see them at Christmas (!!!)
I like the idea behind this card. 
But I really just feel sad when I see it.
I didn't wan't that effect.  I will post it anyway.
Maybe others will not feel sad.  Let me know if you feel strongly about this.
I made the ribbon by inking part of a "6" and part of a "7" on the brushed large alpha stamp set by Rhona Farrer
I actually inked them and stamped them all twice
Stamps: (small) Studiocalico Alpha, 
 Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps(ribbon) Brushed Alpha by Rhona Farrer
Inks: Memento Brilliance Pink, Graphite Black
Embellishments: Amuse Creative Candy Pearl Ivory
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Stitched Border


Card Class Cards ALL Revealed:

Here are my Card Class Designs for Saturday!
Sunny, bright,
FUN & Easy
 is my


Monday, March 25, 2013

Muse Card Challenge: Thank You

Gotta Support the Princess of CAS (AKA Ardyth of the MASKerade Blog)
She is 
The Current Muse
 The inspiration card - well  I took it quite literally,
as I CAS (ed) her Card.
Circles within circles, with circles.
I placed a circle punched piece of paper upon the stamp and held it in place with my index finger, as I stamped around the edges - once sufficiently stamped,
 I gently applied force to one end
 and like a teeter-totter,
or see saw (remember those?)
 the other end popped up for me take off.
I loved her colors as lately I am smitten with the memento Grape Jelly!
Stamp: Paper Source Thank You
Inks: Memento Grape Jelly, Cantaloupe, Lilac Posies,
Fresh Ink Pool

Inspiration Card:
Ladies, she literally does a CARD A DAY - sometimes more!
Eeeeeeek, I cannot keep up.
But (I)  we will NOT give up!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Enjoy the Journey: Teresa Collins Far and Away Stamp Set

Enjoy the Journey
This is my first time posting at the Play Date Cafe.
So A BIG Hello Ladies!
I LOVE this color combo!
(stamps purchased ON SALE!!  on Part Time Sally Online Store) CLICK HERE
 Inks: Memento Graphite Black, Pear Tart, Versamark Pacific
Sharpie Fine Marker (doodled around the edges)
Close Up:
I like the distressed look here!

The Play Date Cafe: Challenge#174
 Have a great rest of the weekend, and have FUN Crafting!

Paper Smooches Cassie Card:

Paper Smooches have the cutest stamps too!
THis is Cassie Chick Stamp (single)
 and the
I Heart Art Set: Find it CLICK HERE
I made this card for my hubby Scott. 
He is an artist (though he is now spending most of his time writing) 
Stamps: Paper Smooches I Heart Art, Cassie Chick
Inks: Fresh Ink Pool, Memnto:  
Pear Tart, Lilac Posises, Danube Blue, Ladybug
Graphite Black
Copies. Asst.

Washi Eggs

More Fresh Squeezed Stamp Inspirations:
Posting to Moxie Fab World Washi Tape Challenge
Go and Check out ALL of the great Challenges : CLICK HERE:
Fresh Squeezed Stamps: Subway Series Spring
Inks: Memento Ladybug, Cottage Ivy
Recollections: Washi's

Stamps: Fresh Squeezed Stamps Weather though
Craftsmart Chicks
Savvystamp Wave Background
Inks: Fresh Ink Pool
Memento: Bahama Blue
Memento Graphite Black
Lil' INker Dies Stitched Rectangles
Bakers Twine
Posting to: Simon Says Stamp Challenge: EASTER
Posting to: Moxie Fab World: Washi Tape Challenge
Posting to: Moxie Fab World: The Emphasize the Negative Space

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Fresh Squeezed: YUMMMY!

on the 23rd of the Month,
You have 2 chances to WIN a Stamp set.
Just head on over, and enter your card using Fresh Squeezed Stamps or their free Digi - the cutest Chocolate Bunny ever.

Please don't let me be the ONLY one entering,
I want all of you to show me a card!
This also incorporated a SPEECH Bubble
which is Moxie Fab Worlds: Speech Bubble Challenge! 
Oh SNAP Chocolate Bunny

Ouch....Those bites must really smart!

Isn't Chocolate

Image: Fresh Squeezed Stamps Digital Bunny
Stamp: Amuse What's Up!
Ink: Lilac Posies
Paper: American Crafts Amy Tangerine
Stampin Up! Whisper White
WeRMemory Keepers Sew Easy Floss

Posting to: Squeeze-A-Palooza: EASTER
And posting to: Simon Says Challenge: EASTER

Shimmery Ink

Tsukineko Encore Ultimate Metallic Purple
Shimmery Ink
If you  LOVE PURPLE, and love a shimmer,
this ink is for YOU!
Great thick even  coverage, super shine
This is for Card Class. 
One Stamp, assemble,
add bling and she's ready to go.
( BTW: This was Scott's favorite card for Card Class)

See how it shimmers in the light?

I just love to brag up a product that is tried and true, that I love .


Some songs evoke deep heart wrenching feelings. 
And there are some songs
 that I tear up
every single time I hear them.
IMAGINE is one of them for me. 
What is one of the songs that moves you to tears when you hear it?
Imagine all the people
                          ....... living life in peace.
Dies: Lil 'Inkers Sun Sentiments
Stickers: KI Memories Glitz and Glitter Stickers

Yeah, you really were "IT" John Lennon.

Posting to: CASology: Song

Posting to: CFC95 CAS-ual Fridays: NO STAMPS

Also posting to Moxie Fab World: Emphasize the Negative Challenge

Fresh Squeezed Stamps: You are my Sunshine Dolphins

==Also entering the Fresh Squeeze -A-Palooza===
(card at the bottom of this post)
So if you like my card, please go there and VOTE for me if you want me to win a stamp set and make more cute Fresh Squeezed Cards for all to see!
Of course, or ENTER your OWN to WIN too!!

Do you ever look up at the clouds and see all kinds of different images?
Wow, when I look at the bird card I just made, I see that the birds have such flat backs...and I see upside down they look like DOLPHINS. ...
if you didn't ink the legs. I knew this bird looked odd to me,
I an left handed
so I was ever looking at it with my "Right Brain" 
which registered the dolphin,
it just took awhile for me to see it with my eyes!
And the clouds are now waves, and the bee trail is a water trail!
I am going to HAVE to do a DOLPHIN card now!!! it is.
Fresh Squeezed Stamps:

Posting to CASology: SONG

You can get these very cute stamps Right (CLICK HERE):

Stamps: Fresh Squeezed Subway Series Spring
Inks: Memento Tangelo, Fresh Ink Blue, lilac, grass green
Stampin Up! Clouds Embossing Folder
Posting to : Fresh Squeezed Stmaps: Squeeze-A-Palooza ---EASTER!!!!!!
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