Tuesday, January 29, 2008

"King of My Heart!"

It is freezing cold here and we just finished having a Blizzard. Schools are closed down..some vehicles won't run and even some businesses are closed because of the deep freeze. The temp is -31 Celsius..the windchill is -49 Celsius. I believe when the temps get this low it is very close to the same as being Fahrenheit. I am very happy to be inside today. When I take the puppies out to potty they do their thing, "super fast" and are back in the house before I even step back in the door...lol.

Today's card is the Valentine I made for my Hubby. This Handsome Lion and heart background are both High Hopes Stamps. The lions name is "Leo" and you can find him right here "Leo"

I used the WT149 and the SC159 challenges. The crown and edges of the dark blue are gold embossed. The Lion is colored with Prismacolor pencils (gamsol) and H20's. The "of my Heart" sentiment is created with the Dymo label maker.

Stamps: High Hopes Stamps, Amazing to Zany, snap stamps, all night media

Paper: whisper white, dcwv, prima marketing, Michael's

Ink: versafine black, brocade blue, garden green, true thyme, close to cocoa, cranberry crisp(background)

Accessories: heart stickers, stitching, cord, gold embossing, stickles, brads

Have a Great Day Everyone!..Stay Warm!...and Thanks for Looking!..and your Kind Comments!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

"Sweets for my Sooeet!" and Tagged

I'm really enjoying making Valentine cards and coloring High Hopes stamps..especially this little piggy. Sure wouldn't mind one of those cookies either...not that I need it ...Lol...

This busy little piggy's name is called Chef Pierre and by clicking on his name you can go right to him.

The flowers on this card are blog candy from my blogging friend Norma ..thanks Norma..Check out her fabulous blog here - Ditty Dots.

This card is also made with the SC158,kickstand challenge. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=313654

Stamps: High Hopes Stamps

Paper: whisper white, Costco, wild asparagus, Michael's

Ink: versafine black, close to cocoa, creamy caramel, cranberry crisp

Accessories: flowers, brad, ribbon, stitching, stardust pens, stickles

Techniques: prismacolor pencils, h20's

You Make My Day Tag!!!

I've been tagged by Beth, Tina and Donna.....Thank you so much ladies I am so honored!! Consider yourselves tagged right back from me. Click on their names to see the Fabulous Creations these gals make!

"Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times." If you've already been tagged ...just consider it a honor from me to you!

I am randomly picking 10 out of my favorite places...but consider yourselves all tagged. Be sure to check out these gals blogs...they are Wonderful!!!






My Paper World





Have a Great Day Everyone!!...and Thanks for looking and your Wonderful comments!!


I am a little late with posting....lately I have had 2 puppies in my house. My own little, "Buddy", and I've been puppy sitting my 27 yr old son's new little Shihtzu...."Chewbacca", (this name is from Starwars I believe) and.. Yes...that name is pronounced exactly as it sounds. I've had a hard time with this name....my son repeatedly tells me I say it wrong...I have a tendency to call his puppy, "Chewbocca"(bad..not right..sonny does not like that)....so I sometimes call puppy, "Chewytobacca" (trying to get that bacca right)...and "Chewy Louie". As long as it has, "Chew" in it somewhere...this little fella comes running..lol.....full of what I call, "nip and licks". He's a Sweetie!!
Thanks for looking!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Hope your day is Tea-riffic!!

Another card made with the High Hopes Trish Tea Angel. I bought a slab of Wild Aspargus papers in the late fall at Holly Hobby in Minot, ND. They are such beautiful papers...and what a great deal if you go when the slabs are half price. My Dear daugher Trina lives only an hour and a half from Minot and is always so kind as to let me know what will be on sale and pick it up for me. Yes...I know ..lol...I am Lucky!!

Again a quick reminder to check out the Great Deal at High Hopes for the January Project of the Month Special ..which includs this stamp! Click on this link to get there - Jan POTM

Stamps: High Hopes Stamps

Paper: whisper white, dcwv, wild asparagus, mellow moss

Ink: versafine black, close to cocoa, creamy caramel.

Accessories: brads, flowers, ribbon, bling, stardust pens, stitching,

Techniques: Prismacolor pencils (OMS) and H20's

Thanks for looking!!!

Friends and Flowers!!

Even though winter is far from being over...I have a Spring card today. I've owned this SU set for a long time and have hardly used it. It is such a pretty set....I'll have to use it more often. I used Prismacolor pencils and H20's to accent. The bee is cutout and is popped up. The scallops are made with the coluzzle.

Stamps: Friends are like Flowers

Paper: whisper white, basic grey, dcwv

Ink: classic black, close to cocoa

Accessories: flowers, brad, white jell pen for dots on flower, ribbon, flower punch, coluzzle, bling, stitching.

Thanks for looking everyone!! and your Wonderful comments!! Have a Great Weekend!!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Kiss Me!! Kiss Me!! Be Mine!!

I can't think of one person in my family that this card wouldn't be great for....they all love chocolate. The cute piggy stamp is called Sow Soo-eet Piggy and it is from High Hopes......The chocolate and heart are also from High Hopes Stamps. Be sure also to check out the HOTP....Hot off the Press stamps....there are many Wonderful New stamps just put up on the High Hopes site lately!!

My daughter Trina has also made a Gorgeous card with this stamp........so be sure to check it out here - Trina's Timeless Treasures. Trina and I are planning on challenging each other sometimes to use the same stamps to make cards. It's going to be fun!! She's really been putting the cards out lately so I am going to have to hustle to keep up.

Here is the recipe for the card;

Stamps: High Hopes, TAC, SU Sweet Talk Paper: whisper white, chocolate chip, michaels, basic grey blush Ink: versafine black, chocolate chip, close to cocoa, garden green, bashful blue Accessories: ribbon, lace, cord, acrylic paint, glitter, stickles, stitching Techniques: prismacolor pencils and h20's

I am also working on new look for my blog ..as you probably have noticed...lol....just tired of the old look.


Just before I go I have an update about my brother Dana. He has been receiving experimental free treatments ....and at the moment is doing fairly well. His last re-evaluation (end of Dec) has shown that some of the cancer nodules have shrunk....and that is very good news!!...He will be continuing treatment. He Thanks you all so much for the cards...he loves them all and has felt a great deal of support from them. What a Terrific bunch of people in the Blogging World!!

Thanks for looking and have a Great Day!!!

High Hopes January POTM reminder!!

Just reminding you all to check out the Great Deal at High Hopes for the stamps to make this card!! You'll want to see the Fabulous card Jeanne Streiff made with this set too.

Click on this link to get there - Jan POTM and Jeannes card

Have a Great Day!! and Thanks for looking!!