Friday, February 27, 2009

Sympathy Card

Good Morning, and happy Friday! I'm sharing a sympathy card with you today. Not the kind of cards I like to send, but nevertheless, we do need to send them from time to time. This card is a complete and total case from a card I received in a swap at the Kansas City Regional Stampin' Up! convention last September. I wish I knew who to give credit to for this simple and elegant card, but sadly, there was no name on the back of the swap.
When I received an email a few weeks ago requesting handmade sympathy cards for my upline, Heather, whose dear sweet mother, Mauretta had passed away, I knew just excatly what card I was going to case in order to quickly do some mass production. They came together very quickly, and I'm happy with the result.

Supply List
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Warmest Reguards
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Ribbon (Wal-Mart), Brad, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with family, fun and of course, stamping!!
Love Ya!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hugs and Friendship Shared

I have a couple of blog awards to share with you today, given to me by the sweet and very talented Carolyn. Thank you Carolyn for you kind thoughts. It is a joy to call you friend!!
This Lemonade Award is given by a previous winner to 5 people who have shown a great attitude or gratitude this week and every week. It’s a great way to show these people that you appreciate them.
"This award is given in appreciation of your lovely and witty comments and for always knowing the right thing to say at the right time." This cutie-pie is a great way to give someone a hug that you've never met but who means something special to you. Pass it on to 10 others..... Well, my circle of blogging friends is still pretty small, but girls, you know who you are, and I hope you know that I appreciate your kindess, thoughtful words and encouragement, and that I wish you hugs and happiness each and every day. Feel free to grab up these awards and post and or share them on your blogs if you would like. Have a beautiful day!

Love Ya!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

40 Days

Good morning! Today I'd like to share my morning devotional with you, along with this card. I created this card quite some time ago for Vee (vjwhitehead's) Inspirational Bible Verse Swap on SCS. I thought it appropriate to share with you today with this being the first day of Lent. For me, the butterflies on this card signify a life, through accepting God and Jesus into my life. Much like the butterflies, we are called to change, and offered new life through our acceptance, and with that change we are set free in the promise of God's steadfast and forgiving love. I especially enjoyed my devotional this morning, and I hope you do too. Have a blessed Ash Wednesday, and may the promise of change and new life be with you today and always! Ash Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down
Bible Excerpt from Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Sanctify the congregation, assemble the aged; gather the children, even infants at the breast. Let the bridegroom leave his room, and the bride her canopy.
Reflection by Maren Tirabassi
Ring around the rosy, A pocket full of posies;Ashes! ashes! we all fall down."Ring Around the Rosie" is a nursery rhyme first printed in 1881, but sung to the current tune as early as 1790. A popular meaning "discovered" in the 1950's was that it was a coded description of the Great Plague--its red ring-shaped rash, warding herbs, a sneeze, and death, but later scholars determined that it was simply a playground game involving holding hands in a round dance and then collapsing into a giggling pile.The forty days of Lent begin today. Lent is observed by some with a season-long abstinence from chocolate, thoughtless remarks, exceeding the speed limit, or cell phones! Others supplement their daily lives by reading an inspirational book, prayer or meditation, taking public transit to work, or writing a letter each week to someone who matters. Some congregations mark Ash Wednesday with a sanctuary open for silent vigil. Others draw a cross of ashes burned from last year's palms on one another's foreheads or hands in a reminder of human mortality, while still others write words of remorse on index cards and burn them in a wok.A simple observance is best. This is a time to hold the hands of others and name our falleness, whether we embody that in visible grit or a tumble. We circle each year to remember and sanctify Good Friday's sorrow, yet never forget that we have the Easter giggle in our souls.
God, sanctify this day our words and our intentions, our repentance of the past and re-commitment to the future. Al-le-lu-ia: we all rise up. Amen.

Monday, February 23, 2009

A Hanna Challenge...A Sketch Challenge...It's all Good

In keeping with my plan for inspiration, I'm still trying to participate in as many challenges as I can, and when you can combine challenges, then that makes it even better! This card came about from both the Hanna Stamps #56 challenge to use metal somewhere on a card, and the weekly sketch challenge #216 on SCS. I colored this For the Soul Hanna quite some time ago, and brought her out of hiding for this card. I loved this DP which is from Daisy D, and included many coordinating patterns, so I decided to use some of that gorgeous paper to paper piece a skirt for Miss Hanna. I added a bit of shading to my paper piecing to give it some dimension. I was anxious to tear in to my new Soho Designer Hardware from SU, and this was the perfect chance. The decorative eyelet matches the colors in the DP perfectly! Yay! I love it when that happens!!! I had a blast putting this card together, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
Have a beautiful day, and may the good Lord bless and keep you!
Love ya!
Supply List
Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Daisy D designer paper
Ink: Black Stazon, various SU inks for watercoloring
Stamps: Hanna Stamps For the Sould
Accessories: Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon, SU Soho Hardward, Nestabilities, paper piercing tool

Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Perfect Day

Yep! This would be my idea of a perfect day. It looks like Mr. Happy Hopper is havin' a spa day. Yeah baby! That's what I'm talkin' about!!! This little guy came to life for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, which was a sketch challenge this week. Is this a great sketch or what? I sure had a lot of fun with it, and I'm pretty happy with the way it came together.
K&Co. have some of my favorite designer papers. Can you see why from this card? The colors, weight of the paper, and they way they coordinate is just wonderful! It's fabulous to work with, and I'm never disappointed with it. This card happened to work out as a 6x6 square, which is not a size I make very often. I hope you like my take on this challenge, and I'd like to thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit. Please come back often, and have a blessed day!

Love Ya!
Supply List
Paper: Kiwi Kiss textured card stock, Bordering Blue, Watercolor paper, K&Co. DP,
Stamps: Happy Hopper
Ink: Black Stazon, and various SU inks for watercoloring
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, circle punches, satin brad, green brads, Nestabilities, Blender Pen, Bordering Blue Marker, Dazzling Diamonds

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Whipper Snapper Cop

Well, a couple of weeks ago Hanna Stamps DT member, Sandra Mclean issued a challenge to use fabric on a card or project. I did get a start on that challenge, but life and a case of the flu got in the way, and I didn't get it finished before the deadline. I was determined not to let my project go unfinished, so when my new Whipper Snapper stamps arrived, I decided the little scrapbook I'd started to cover with fabric for the Hanna challenge would be a perfect place for this big, bad cop. The embossed looking fabric I chose has a leather look to it, and I originally purchased it for some purses I was making. I covered the chipboard book with the fabric, and watercolored the cop with my SU inks and a blender pen. I added some metal star embelishments, and ribbon to hold the image in place, and as decorative trim. I chose the brown/tan color scheme because it looks like my son's uniform. He's a deputy sheriff, and I thought this would be nice for him to have to write down funny (or sometimes not so funny) things that happen. Suffice is to say that I'm sure there is never a dull moment at the old Sheriff's office! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you're having a beautiful Saturday, and I wish you a warm and peaceful weekend! May the good Lord bless and keep you today and always!

Love ya!


Supply List

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Black Stazon, and Various SU inks for watercoloring

Stamps: Whipper Snapper

Accessories: Fabric, Chipboard book, assorted ribbon, metal star stickers, SU corner punch, SU corner rounder punch

Friday, February 20, 2009

A Great Day For A Guy Card

Good Friday morning to you! This card is one I pulled from the file of cards that I did for Kim's birthday card box a few posts ago. I wanted to add a few masculine cards to her all occasion card box, and I thought this one would work well for the many hunters in the famly. I pulled out a retired Stampin' Up! set from the Country Living Promo a couple of years ago, and paired it with the new Nature's Silouette set. (Love both those sets) I added some eyelets and brought those together with some twine for texture, and added a little more texture with the stitched felt ribbon strung through the Happy Birthday sentiment. This was a very fast and easy card to put together, and I'm happy with the masculine "guy card" look that it has. We have some guy birthdays coming up in the family, so hopefully Kim will get to put her new cards to good use. Thanks for stopping by today, and I wish you a day filled with peace, love and joy! May God's blessings be upon you today and always! Happy Stamping!

Love Ya!


Supply List

Paper: Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Confetti Cream

Stamps: All from Stampin' Up!

Ink: Always artichoke, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Eyelets, twine, felt ribbon, 1/8" circle punch

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sassy Stampers Strike Again!

Yes they did indeed! The Sassy Stampers met last night for our Feburary stamp club. We had a lot of fun creating these projects, and everyone pretty much is in agreement that we love this new Branch Out set from Stampin' Up! This set is so versatile, and I love that you can use it to make seasonal cards. Naturally many of us are very ready for Spring to be sprung, and that is the inspiration for this card. I used the triple flower punch from SU with some Pink Pirouette textured card stock to punch the flowers, then popped them up with dimensionals. I saw a lot of really cute cards done similarly to this one for Valentine's Day using hearts instead of flowers, and I thought those were great. I also got a chance to showcase that wonderful eyelet border punch from SU with this card, and I'm lovin' that! As I told my fellow stampers, should you choose to case this card, please, please pay attention when you stamp your sentiment, because as you can plainly see in the photo, I did not, and it's pretty crooked. Oh well, they love it when I make mistakes, and I don't have a problem at all admitting that I make lots of them! LOL! A card without ribbon for me is almost unheard of, but I resisted the temptation this time.

Our second stamp club project for the night was this 6x6 recipe page. These are so much fun to make, and I'm really excited about the fact that at the end of our stamping year we will have a complete little cookbook with recipes shared from special stamping friends. That's just pretty awesome in my book. I told the girls that I really have some issues, because the way I'm wired, I'm thinking if I have a chicken recipe, I need a stamp with chickens to use for it, or if I have a recipe using strawberries, I MUST use a strawberry stamp. Well, I decided that I needed to quit stressing about that, get over it, and see what I could come up with or how creative I could get with what I have. This is the result of my first attempt at that. I just love the little Voila chef, and I think he works very well with this chicken enchilada recipe. I'm thinking Mr. Voila will get a lot of use during this stamping year. I chose the DSP (Urban Garden) first, and let the page come together all on its own from there. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, and I'm ready to try those enchiladas. They sound YUMMY!!!!!
I'm so happy that you could stop by today. I hope you enjoyed what I've had to share, and I wish you a beautiful day filled with many blessings.
Love ya!
Supply List
Branch Out Card
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Bella DSP
Stamps: Branch Out Set , and sentiment from Friends 24-7 both from Stampin' UP!
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: SU Triple flower punch, SU eyelet border punch, dimensionals
Chicken Enchilada 6x6 Recipe Page
Paper: Baja Breeze textured card stock, Urban Garden DSP, No Quite Navy, Whisper White, Brushed Silver card stock
Stamps: Voila from SU
Ink: Black Stazon, SU markers: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Blush Blossom,
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

Monday, February 16, 2009

Doggone Amazing Blog Candy!!

Would you like a chance to win some amazing blog candy from a new stamp company? Hop on over to Paperville and check out all the details from Lauri, who is on the Doggone Stamps design team. I'm always inspired by Lauri's talent, and I know you will be too! What are you waiting for? Check it out NOW!!!! You will be so glad you did!! Have a blessed day, and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!

Love ya!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lion Love

Good morning, and Happy Valentine's Day! What a beautiful sunny day it is here! Even with a new layer of snow on the ground, which many ARE NOT happy about, one can't help but enjoy the beauty of how it glistens in the sun. In celebration of Valentine's Day today, I came up with this sweet card. I received this wonderful lion image from a card kit swap on SCS. I believe this kit came from my dear friend Michelle. The sketch for this card came from a sketch challenge on High Hopes stamps. You see, after receiving this image that I immediately fell in love with, I had to go to High Hopes website and check them out. Whoa Nellie!! Can you say I want it all?!! Oh my, do they ever have some adorable stamps!! There's no way to choose a favorite. Just put it all on your wish list!!! Michelle, I hope you like what I did with the wonderful things you sent in the card kit. It was soooooo much fun, and now, I have a new addiciton! Bring on the card kits!
I got to use my new Martha Stewart lattice edge punch that DH got me for Valentine's Day. Shhhhh (he doesn't know that yet). LOL! Seriously, he'll be thrilled he got me something I like so much!! Thanks for stopping by and sharing a little bit of your day with me, and may the good Lord bless and keep you today and always!
Love ya!
Supply List
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Regal Rose, Daisy D's Designer Paper
Ink: Whatever the lovely Michelle used, and various SU ink pads for watercoloring
Stamps: High Hopes
Accessories: SU satin/organza ribbon, velvet ric-rac, dew drops, pewter heart button, Cuttlebug & Swiss Dot embossing folder, Martha Stewart lattice edge punch

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Double Challenge

Hello and happy mornin' to ya! The card I'm sharing today meets the requirements for a couple of challenges that I'm enjoying participating in. First, if you check out House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, you will see that the challenge there is to make a long card. This isn't a size I make very often, but I think I like it, and I may tackle this size more in the future. It's kind of nice for a change, and it allows plenty of room for mulitple images to be added to a card. Me likey! I don't have all that many House Mouse stamps yet, but I'm definitely adding to my collection. These little guys are so much fun to color, and they are just adorable. As I was headed downstairs in search of better lighting to take a picture of this card, DH stopped me to take a look, and he says "Oh, honey! You did a great job! Those little possums are really cute!!"!! Well, there you have it! I guess the whole upside down thing had him thinking possums. He makes me laugh, and that's why I keep him!! Gotta love a man who likes those cute possums.
While deciding on a layout and paper for the HM challenge, I remembered this wonderful Daisy D paper that I picked up for Valentine's day, and It had several of the colors in it for the CC205 challenge on splitcoaststamers. It's hard to see, but there is Kiwi Kiss in that background somewhere. I may have covered most of it up with that adorable little Valentine mouse. I'm finding that these challenges really do help keep the creative mojo going, and that is such a good thing! Why haven't I done this sooner?? I don't know, but better late than never, right? Thanks for stopping by, and have a beautiful day!!
Love ya!
Supply List
Paper: Pink Pirouette textured card stock, Perfect Plum, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Daisy D DP
Stamps: House Mouse
Ink: Black Stazon, various SU inks for watercoloring
Accessories: Cuttlebug & Paisley embossing folder, SU eyelet border punch, Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, SU scalloped square punch, primas, rinestones, Tombow adhesive

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Hello, and happy Tuesday! No card to share with you today, but I thought I would introduce you to our newest additon. This is Miss Lola. Lola came to us just before Christmas as an 8 week old puppy. I received an email from a friend with her pictures attached asking if we would be willing to give her a home. You might notice that Miss Lola has a slight imperfection. Can you find it? It's her right ear...or...lack of one. Apparently, Lola's mommy didn't think she would need it, because she nibbled it off shortly after she was born. CRAZY MAMMA! Anyway, Lola needed a home, as the breeder obviously couldn't sell her because of her flawed ear, and our family being the suckers we are for an adorable face, couldn't resist. I took this picture right after I gave Lola her first haircut. I left the fur she has on her right ear longer in an attempt to grow her what looks like an ear. I don't know if it will grow out long enough or not, but we're working on it. At any rate, we think she's pretty cute just the way she is, and she has one doozy of a personality. She is a lot of fun, and keeps us constantly entertained. She's very sweet and loving, and we don't know what we ever did without her! Oliver, on the other hand, is not so enthused about Lola's coming to live with us, but he's starting to come around. Below you will see more of what I mean.

This would be Oliver, Lola, and my son's Pomeranian (Phoebe) in a three way tug of war over a stuffed reindeer. Mind you they each have their own stuffed reindeer, but playing with your own toy wouldn't be at all fun, now would it?
Little Lola can just about take them both. She sure holds her own against them anyway.

We love our furry friends, imperfections and all!

Love ya!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Mardi Gras Sisterhood Swap

Good morning and happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. The weather here was gorgeous! Highs in the upper 60's-low 70's sunny and WONDERFUL!!!! Today I'm sharing the cards I made for the Sisterhood Swap for February, which has a Mardi Gras theme. I took the theme literally, but I think the idea of this swap was BLING! Mary encouraged us to pull out all the stops, and use our embellies. Glitter is one of my favs., and you can sure tell it by the look of my craft room after making these cards!!! There's glitter everywhere!!!!! I found these great glitter tatoo/stickers at the dollar store, and since I didn't have an appropriate stamp, I was happy with the find. I stamped the background with the Bella Toile stamp, and used my Cuttlebug for some texture on a couple of the background pieces. The layout for this card came from last weeks sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers.

I edged the white card stock with sticky strip, and added glitter. The tassel I tied myself with some gold cord, and I thought those glass leaf beads that I had on hand looked somehwhat like feathers, so on they went too. The glittery pieces along the side of the card, are simply glue dots covered in glitter. Once I got started, it came together nicely, and I think I'm happy with how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by, and have a beautiful day!!
Love ya!
Supply List
Paper: Glorious Green, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Gold
Stamps: Bella Toile, Party Hearty
Ink: Glorious Green, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Glitter Stickers, gold cord, glass beads,glitter, sticky strip, glue dots, Cuttlebug, circle punches

Friday, February 6, 2009

Blog Awards

Good morning, and happy Friday to you! As you can see, I have a couple of blog awards to share with you this morning. My amazing friend Mary posted the I *heart* your blog award for me this morning on her blog. Thanks Mary! That was sweet of you, and I'm sending this one right back at you! I LOVE your blog too! The butterfly award on the left came from the very talented and creative Sandra quite some time ago. I saved the image, but at the time, I wasn't so blog savvy, and didn't quite know what to do with it, or how to link it up. Not that I AM blog savvy now, but I have muddled my way through and managed to figure a few more things out. Anywho, thanks Sandra! Yours was the first blog award I ever received. I thank you both from the bottom of my heart!

I've been working on Mardi Gras cards for the Sisterhood of the Traveling cards swap, so hopefully I'll have a picture of those to share with you tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed day!

Love Ya!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Thank you Deer Jim!

Good Morning and happy Thursday! Can you believe another week is almost gone? I don't know where the time goes, but it sure seems to be going fast!!! Today's card is one I whipped up with a card kit that my sweet friend Karen sent me. These card kits are awesome, and I'm tellin' ya they are a lifesaver!! I needed a masculine thank you card for my brother-in-law Jim who cut and delivered us a load of wood last Saturday. Boy, has it been nice to have that since it's been so cold the past few days. Jim is an avid deer hunter, and I bought this stamp set with hunters in the family in mind. It's a nice change of pace to do a few simply stamped cards. I love watercoloring images, but there is a lot of time and thought that goes into completing them. Sometimes it's nice to get back to the simplicity of this craft which is what made me fall in love with stamping in the first place. Thanks for stopping by today, and have a blessed day!

Love ya!
Supply List
Paper: Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Confetti Cream SU DSP (From Karen's Kit)
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Nature's Silhouettes, Fresh Cuts
Accessories: Chocolate colored brads

Thinking of you

How about a fast and easy card today? Well here ya go! It doesn't get any faster or easier. I used some of my new Stampin' Up! toys for this card. This Thoughts and Prayers stamp set is probably my favorite set in the new catalog. I just love all the wonderful sentiments with this set, and that tree is wonderful. They also make the same tree in the Decor Elements for your walls. I'm seriously thinking about that for the next bedroom I need to paint. I think that would be such a peaceful image to have on a wall.
I also used my new texture plates for the Big Shot. I really like those a lot too! They are quite a bit bigger than the cuttlebug folders I have, and will accomodate a larger sheet of card stock. I had me some major fun playing last night. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a glorious day!
Love ya!
Supply List
Paper: Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral, Confetti Cream
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Old Olive Stamp & Write markers, Close to Cocoa ink pad
Stamps: SU Thoughts and Prayers
Accessories: Sizzix texture plates for Big Shot, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, brads, sponge

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

House Mouse Monday Challenge

How about another challenge card? As I told you a few posts ago, I'm going to use these challenges to keep my creative mojo going, and so far, so good. This is for the House Mouse Monday Challenge that I saw over on Carolyn's blog. The challenge for this week is to make a valentine and use one of the adorable House Mouse, Gruffie, or Happy Hopper images. Well, here is what I came up with. I got this wonderful Daisy D paper the other day at Ben Franklin. They had lots of pretty valentine themed paper, and it was hard to choose. I think I may have to go back for more. The hearts are little metal stickers that I picked up at the Dollar Shop. I used the silk flowers from my pretties kit and dyed them with my ink pads to match the colors of cardstock/paper I used, but I'm not thrilled with how they turned out. The colors seem a bit off to me (too dark). I really need to lay in a good supply of primas, then I wouldn't have to worry about trying to dye them to match. Thanks for stopping by today, and may the good Lord bless and keep you. Have a beautiful day and HAPPY STAMPING!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Icy Blue Lizzy

I have to start today's post by saying that I love, love, love Whiff of Joy stamps! They are some of my all time favorite images to color, and I can't seem to get enough of them!! This little cutie was designed for the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS. BevR was the featured stamper yesterday, and I swear I spent hours drooling in her gallery. She is one very talented lady!! I chose to case Bev's Icy Lizzy, because I love the monochromatic color scheme she used on her card. I wanted to try that in blues, so here we are. This was such a fun image to color, and truthfully that was the easy part for me. I struggled a bit with the layout, taking some of Bev's wonderful ideas and putting my own twist on them.

I hope you enjoy todays creation. It really was a lot of fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed spending time in BevR's wonderful gallery!! Have a beautiful day dear friends, and may the good Lord bless and keep you.

Love Ya!


Supply List

Paper: Papertrey White, Bordering Blue, retired SU DSP

Stamps: Whiff of Joy Lizzy with Muff, Hugs & Wishes (SU)

Inks: Black Stazon, various SU inks for watercoloring

Accessories: White organza ribbon, heat and stick powder, blue ultrafine glitter,cuttlebug, sizzix scrollwork die, nestabilities, SU punch, white gel pen

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Blog Candy Alert...

Check out this fabulous blog candy that Bev is offering. She is the featured stamper today for the Sunday featured stampers challenge on Splitcoaststampers, and all I have to say is a jaw dropping WOW!!! You simply must go check out her gallery! It's candy in itself!

A Hanna Challenge

Well, it's been a couple of days since I shared a card with you, so today I'm back in "card" mode. I actually made a couple of cards yesterday, and both were challenges. I decided that would be a great way to keep my card creating momentum going, so I participated in both the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers (that card I'll share later), and Ilina's sketch challege on the Hanna Stamps forum. Both challenges were great, and got me into the stamping room and out of a bit of laundry! I am now a staunch advocate for challenges!!!

Can you believe this is the first time my Kiss the Cook Hanna has been inked? My creative mojo was preoccupied somewhere in the land of Christmas cards and projects, and as a result, my new Hannas (purchased last Fall), got lost in the shuffle. In keeping with my goal for the new year to use my uninked or neglected stamps, I got her out, inked her up, and had a ball creating this card!

I've decided that challenges are the way to go! The hardest thing for me is deciding where to begin, but if I have that starting point, then I can actually picture where I want to go with it, and everything seems to fall into place from there. Yep, I think I'll be participating in lots more challenges. There so many out there, so my challenge to you is...Check out the challenges! Check 'em out, get to stampin', and let all those stampers out there who take the time to come up with those challenges know that you appreciate their efforts!

If you're a football fan, then Happy Superbowl Sunday to you! Sorry, but I'm not much of a football fan. I pretty much just tune in for the commercials and the halftime show. It sounds like a good time to be lost in the depths of my stamp room, which is most likely EXACTLY where I'll be!! Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed and beautiful day!
Love Ya!