Monthly Archives: July 2007

I’m back!

I wish I had something crafty to post, but I don’t! I was on vacation last week with the whole family and while I do have a lot of horror stories to tell about the place we stayed, the family bonding was great!! Justin and Maddie had a great time and so did the rest of us. We will just N-E-V-E-R return to the nightmare of a resort we stayed at. Let’s just say I was extremely grateful that Maddie was on antibiotics the whole time we were there!

I have been busy doing laundry and trying to get things back to pre-vacation condition. I also bought the 7th and last Harry Potter book and just finished it tonight. I’m dying to talk to someone about it, but my husband hasn’t read it yet and I don’t remember if any of my friends were into H. P. or not. I am not a die-hard fan by any stretch of the imagination. I was not dressed up in my Hogwart’s finery and waiting in line at Borders at midnight on Friday night. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! It’s just not my thing. As a teacher and a librarian-in-training, I must say it fills my heart with a tremendous amount of joy to see so many people, young AND old alike, so excited about a BOOK. Yes, A BOOK! Not the latest video game system….. an actual book. Gotta love it!!!

If you’ve read the book and would like to talk about it, please send me an email. I do not wish to give anything away to those who are planning to read it or who haven’t yet finished it. I was petrified that someone would ruin it for me, as I didn’t get the book until yesterday. Thankfully, that didn’t happen. I will be busy prepping for my Stamp-A-Stack this weekend, but promise to post some cards and hopefully a few scrapbook pages soon!



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Life happens….. and occasionally so does card making!

I am not even going to give an excuse for why I haven’t updated in 10 days. 10 days!!! Yikes! Summer is just a busy time, I guess. I did manage to finish the designs for the cards we are making at my July 28th Stamp-A-Stack. We will be making only 5 of these designs, but will make three of each. I am leaning toward the black and white Pick-A-Petal and maybe using the In the Spotlight card for another time. What do you think???

Here they are:

Pick a Petal SAS card

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Wonderful Words
Ink: Whisper White Craft ink, Basic Black, Yo-Yo Yellow
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Yo-Yo Yellow
Accessories: black polka dot organdy ribbon

Eat Cake SAS

Stamps: Eat Cake
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Giga Scalloped Circle punch, Mega Circle punch, White Signo Gel Pen, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Big & Little Pieces Birthday

Stamps: Big Pieces, Little Pieces, It’s Your Birthday
Ink: Old Olive, River Rock, Really Rust
Paper: Whisper White, River Rock, Really Rust
Accessories: Mega Circle punch, Super Jumo circle punch

Heartfelt Thank You

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Wonderful Words
Ink: Regal Rose, Mellow Moss
Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Mellow Moss
Accessories: grosgrain ribbon, Frosted Lace Stickles

In the Spotlight Thinking of You

Stamps: In the Spotlight
Ink: Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Blue Bayou, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava
Misc: Mega Scalloped Circle punch, Super Jumbo Circle punch, paper piercer

The other card we are making is the lovely Groovy Guava and Chocolate Chip Baroque Motifs card I made a few weeks ago! I will probably not be able to post for more than a week, as we are going on vacation. I am unplugging and not bringing my iBook, even though I found out our cabin will have wireless internet access. I am sure I’m going to be going through severe withdrawl!!!


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It’s been too long!

I am sorry I’ve been MIA for so long! Things are busy here and I’ve also been spending the past several days drooling all over my copy of the NEW Stampin’ Up Catalog! If you haven’t had a chance to do so, check it out HERE. If you see anything that strikes your fancy (and believe me, it will), contact me if you are interested in placing an order! I’m also hosting a Stamp-A-Stack at my home on Saturday, July 28th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. We are making 15 cards including envelopes for $25. I will be serving snacks and beverages and will have a couple of drawings for prizes. Please contact me asap if you are interested in attending this event. I will need to get your payment and registration info asap.

I’ve got a couple of cards to share with you tonight:

Cosmo Bella Bday for K

Stamps: Cosmo Bella (, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Paper: Dots and Dashes, Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Pixie Pink, Black Stazon
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua painter, Round Tab Punch, organdy polka dot ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Signo White Gel Pen

Here’s a quick card I made for my cousin Amanda’s baby shower:

Bundle of Joy Giraffe

Stamps: Bundle of Joy, Riveting
Paper: Barely Banana, Whisper White, Palette O’Prints
Ink: Barely Banana, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Circle Punches, Ticket Corner Punch, grosgrain ribbon, brads

And lastly, a sympathy card for a friend of my husband who lost his mom:

Heartfelt Sympathy

Stamps: Heartfelt Sympathy, Warmest Regards, Canvas BG
Ink: Night of Navy, Mellow Moss
Paper: Night of Navy, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Accessories: Organdy ribbon


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