Wednesday, January 30, 2008

WOW.. I've been MIA...

Sorry I've been a bad blogger!

I started back to work on the 21st and have been working late so I haven't had much time in the evenings to stamp! I am going to an all day crop on Saturday and we'll be cropping and stamping and I'm so excited!

I have made a couple of cards since my last post, but my camera is giving me fits and I can't get the files downloaded to the 'puter to post them! I'll try again tomorrow night!

I am a stamping blog stalker. I LOVE looking at everyone's creativity and all the tutorials out there.. oh my! One of the blogs I read daily is Joanne B.

I was first to comment on her giveaway last night and I can't wait to see what I am getting. She's sending me samples and all kind of good stuff.. you can see the picture on her blog.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Just A Short Note...

Today was my first day back to work. I got re-hired at the company I worked at for 12 years and I'm really happy and excited to be back there. I had a wonderful first day.. everyone welcomed me back and it was such a heartwarming feeling!

I didn't get to create any cards tonight, but tomorrow night I will! I'll post some new pictures tomorrow night!

Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Wonderful Day....

Saturday I went over to my friend Shelley's house to stamp! She has EVERYTHING a girl could ever want! I totally love her papercutter called the Dreamkuts.

That thing is so cool cutting your cardstock perfectly! Now, Shelley was kind enough to offer us the use of any of her stamps and she has almost every single Bella there is! I was in BELLA Heaven!

I stamped 29 different Bellas/Fellas and now I have 3500 images to play with! Just kidding... I didn't stamp 3500! But I stamped A LOT!!

I can't wait to start coloring and creating cards! I will post a few later tonight!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Lynn..You're The Best!!

Here's the RAK I received today from Lynn! So many goodies in this box. Stamped images, including Bellas and the cutest Valentine stamps! She included ribbons, clear stamps, embellishments and a bottle of Stickles.. OH.. and M&M mini's which are my favorite!

All of these goodies were in the cutest holder.

This is the gorgeous Bella card she made me! I LOVE IT!!

Thanks again Lynn.. I'm so thankful for everything you sent. I am a brand new stamper and I don't have a lot in my stash yet. I LOVE everything.

I will be keeping this Pay It Forward act going. Stay tuned for details ...coming soon!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My Very First Bella Card!!

Well.. Here it is... I'm so excited! I'm happy with how my first card turned out. I know I need more practice coloring and I will get better with time. I had so much fun creating this card.

I've got lots more to practice on so expect more to follow tomorrow.

I'm making progress!!

I went to Joann's today to purchase some colored pencils so I can start playing with my bellas! I bought the starter pack of Prismacolor Watercolor pencils and a Zig H2O brush. I found a great deal on boxed cards..$5.97 for 60 cards. Even though they are labeled Christmas Cards.. the colors are great and will be useful year round.

I'm just starting back to work next week, so funds are kinda low right now, but as soon as I get a couple of paychecks you can bet I'm going to add to my Bella collection and I've got to get me Riley the Moose from Hanna stamps! So cute!!

I wanted to thank Debbie from Stampin' When I Can for posting the link to my blog on her blog. If you haven't checked her blog out.. it's amazing! Ton's of great links there from new blogs, to challanges, Blog Candy, and Tutorials!! A wealth of information.. Go check it out!

I'll be playing tonight with my Bella's and hope to post a picture later tonight!

Monday, January 14, 2008

RAK- Received Today... Thanks Terry!!

I am a member of the BellaholicsAnonymous Yahoo club and one of my sistahs sent me an awesome RAK today in the mail.

I am sooo in Heaven!! I can't wait to play with these wonderful stamps and create some cute cards!

Thanks again're the best!

Love this Card!!

There's a story behind me making this card...

I made this for my childhood best friend Cathleen, that I found about a month ago after 30 years of searching. See story here :

One of my most vivid memories of our childhood was when we were in 4th grade and we used to play jacks on her front porch. One day she had me laughing so hard I literally peed my pants on her porch. I was mortified! Now we laugh at the memory!!

So, my friend Joni has this wonder scrap room and she has more stamps that I've ever seen! She had this stamp of the little old ladies and another sentiment stamp that says" Sometimes I pee when I laugh".

When I saw that sentiment stamp I knew I had to make a card for Cat! Here's the finished card.. I'm going to mail it to her tomorrow.

A Little Fun...

What Monica Means

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

More Practice Tomorrow!

My friend Joni invited me over to her house tomorrow to stamp and make more cards.

I'm excited and hope to have some cards finished so I can post them tomorrow on the blog!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

I Won a Pay It Forward!!

I was blog surfing the other night and came across Lynn's blog . She stated she had won a pay it forward and wanted to do the same for someone else and asked readers to post when the last time they sent a card out and who it was sent to.

I told her about the card I made for Cathleen and how I had just found her after searching for her for over 30 years!!

I don't know what I have won, but as soon as I find out I'll post an update! I will be posting a pay it forward contest soon to keep this Random Act of Kindness going!

Stay tuned!

Thanks Lynn!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

It's not finished...

I attempted to create a new card last night. My problem is I need to go out and buy some coloring pencils and markers. I only have Crayola markers at home now! God knows how old they are..

Here's the almost finished card.. all I have to do is color in the stamp.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Welcome to my blog!

Ok, so I've been scrapping for over 6 years..and I love scrapping...

Yesterday, I went to Joni's house to scrap and one of the challanges in our scrap club was to create a card to send to the troops.

Joni helped me use her stamping stuff to create my first card.. and after looking through all the stamps she has and all the beautiful cards she's made I am hooked!! I had so much fun making this card!

Now, don't laugh... it's certainly not spectacular! As a matter of fact it's just plain simple.. but I digress. I found out about Bella stamps.. and OH MY GOSH!!! I AM IN LOVE!

Today I spent HOURS on the web, looking at stamping sites, stampers that blog and I can't wait to get more card making experience under my belt.

Here's a photo of that first card I made!