Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fashion Chick - Dustin Pike

I absolutely love Dustin Pike images. He has such a playful way with all of the critters he has created. Dustin has new rules to his challenges on his blog, and I have to say, this is my first challenge that I've done. You can see his blog at

This is my fashion chick. HAHHAHA!!!! On Dustin's original image, wherever there are rhinestones, there were dots on the chick.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

IWIA Stampers Monday night card

When we get together on Monday night, I love to make cards. I started with the Get Well card. I knew that the butterfly needed something, other than just being green. So I finished these up today. I found this beautiful paper in my 12x12 drawer. I absolutely love it.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My First Attempt

My Mother-in-law bought me a package of items she saw on QVC or HSN.  She loves watching the stuff on there. I went over to visit her last week, took lunch, and she had recorded a show that I had missed on Scrapbooking.  As we were watching it, I saw the cd and paper, etc...  and said ohhh... hold that... pause it!!! I want to get the order number and would like to order it.  I went to grab my cell phone and turned around and she was holding the envelope.  She made me cry because the item was actually sold out, we even checked, and I wouldn't have been able to get it.  She is so amazing!!!

So I saw something on the program and wanted to re-make it.  This is my very first attempt at making this card-box.  

Here it is on the outside with a "belly" band.  This band slips off.

This is what it looks like without the band;

And opened up;

From the side;

Another peek inside;

I know it's not the best, but I'm so proud that I "didn't screw it up".  HAHAHAH!!!  It's really awesome. They had great ideas on the cd, and it's made with (1) 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. I do recommend using patterned paper, not card stock, because the card stock is thick for all of the folds.  

Thank you Mother-In-Law... aka MOM!!!! 

Monday, February 6, 2012

I'm Getting There...

I'm slowly getting there re-organizing my stamp room. Boy oh boy, I must have been crazy.  I started out with unmounting ALL of my SU sets.  That is over 300 stamp sets, not including the background sets.  I'm not unmounting my wood mounted stuff like Penny Black, DeNami chicks, etc...  

And I had colored in two of these little girls and bunnies, but had not finished the card. In the process of cleaning off my stamp table, which you could not see any surface at all, I decided to finish these up once I had some type of surface to work on.  What do you think?  

(And yes, you know who in North Western Maryland... one will be arriving in the mail!! hee.. hee!!!)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Stamping at the Moose

Monday nights the IWIA Stampers (stands for I Want It All... hahahaha!),  we go to the local Moose Lodge and bring a project to stamp.  It's open to all crafters, knitters, stitchers, painters, whatever is your thing.  If you are in the Baltimore area and want more information, please email me.

Anywhoo...  I was cleaning my stamp room a bit (and boy it sure needs more cleaning!), and I found my chicken card I made for the Bel Air swap last year. It was during Hurricane irene.  My friend Lynn took my card since we high-tailed it out of the state to my parents house. But I found the box and it had a few pieces that were undone. So I finished those up.

And I needed sympathy cards.  Another friend, Robin P.'s mother passed away.  God Bless her.  And another friend, Crystal T.'s mother passed away a few days later.  I'm so glad I was able to get 7 of these done.  It's sad you need cards like this, but I'm happy to have them now.