Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Birthday!!!

I joined yet another swap on SplitCoastStampers... her hee... it's a Birthday card swap. It's not due until Nov. 1, but there's nothing like the present. This didn't turn out exa
ctly as I had liked. I found that I have 13 packs of Stampin' Up DSP that are either not opened or barely used. So I pulled out a pack and used the colors in it.

Also, the layout is from Splitcoaststampers Forum... So what do you think? I turned mine sideways....

Friday, August 19, 2011

More Lions, Tigers and Bears (Oh MY!) cards

OOOhhh the confusion!!!!  Not really if it was confusion, more like undecided.  I had taken 2 spots in the Lions, Tigers and Bears swap on Splitcoaststampers.  (If you are interested, here is the link, I believe there are spots still available).

There are just so many animals to choose from...  Denami chicks, Recollections fish set I just got, oohhhh  the decisions a stamper has to make! HAHAHHAHA!!!

Well... I let the patterned paper decide. So I started looking through my ENORMOUS stash of patterned paper, and this glittered heart puppy paw paper caught my eye.  Hmmm...  I didn't think about doggies.  And why would I, as I was gazing at my two gorgeous pups (sarcasm :o) ).  So I decided to do this doggy card.  I love dogs, love my dogs to death. I call them "The Kids".  So this is a tribute to my love of dogs.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Lions, Tigers and Bears (Oh My!) Swap

Keeping the mojo going (even though I really wasn't feeling it today), I got another set of cards done for another swap I had joined.  This is for the Lions, Tigers and Bears (Oh My!) swap. You can do any animal you want, and bugs are included.  Here is the link... I believe there are still openings...


Keeping with my new found thinking, I am using what I have. I know... stampers say that a lot, I'll use what I have, then we hoard paper, keeping buying new stamps and supplies, etc...  Well, don't get me wrong, you can never have enough stamps, and punches, and "things"... hahahah!!!  But I really do want to start using things I have.   So this is using the CTMH Making Waves set.  The bubbles on the side is an EK Success punch, and the patterned paper my mother in law had gotten me from QVC or HSN. I used crystal effects on all of the bubbles and his goggles, and the colored letters in "Splish Splash".

What do you think?

Brandy's card class and other things....

8-17-2011 was a great day!!!  I was able to get the Turquoise and Brown cards done for that swap, Rich arrived safely in San Antonio for work and Brandy has a card class.  Not only did she have a card class, but Mary and Morgan came!!!  Gosh is she getting big!!!  So here are some pics of yesterday... enjoy!

Mai was tired and just came in. 

Here is Moose... tired from chasing Mai;
Mary and Morgan;
I can't spell Dukaleon's name (Brandy... please correct me so I can fix this), but he was giving Morgan kisses;

Here is the next generation of stamper;

Lynn Haase with Morgan;

Onto the awesome cards;

 Brandy, thank you so much!!! The cards were great, the company and laughter was fabulous, and I can't wait until your next class.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Turquoise and Brown Swap cards

Ok... keeping the mojo going... I finished my Turquoise and Brown swap cards.   If you want to join the swap, there are plenty of spaces. Please click here;

I had this idea with the petals, but just couldn't think of exactly what I wanted to do in the middle. But I finally settled on this.  I think it looks good. I couldn't find any rhinestones, pearls, or even stickler that were turquoise or brown.  So this is going to be sent for the swap.  Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pink and Brown Swap

I joined a Pink and Brown swap on Splitcoaststampers. It is not due until October, so if you want to join, you can join it here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/cards-f107/%2A%2Anew-open%2A%2A-pink-brown-turquoise-brown-themed-card-swap-due-oct-15th-t535465.html

I used Stampin' Up Regal Rose and Early Espresso c/s. SU tulip border embossing folder, and Easter Blossoms cherry blossom and Tagtastic Just for you. White gel pen to color in the cherry blossoms, and clear bark/brown embossing powder. Also, the Cricut Cartridge Elegant Edges for the layers. (I LOVE that cartridge!!!) What do you think?