Monday, April 30, 2007

I've Been Tagged!

Ugggg Don't know why my blog candy is at the top of this post...should be lower with the candy post.

Well I've been tagged by MadeByMe!
I now need to list 7 facts about myself and then choose 7 people to tag. Ohhh this should be fun. *grin*

My seven facts:
1. Love online shopping....ok....any shopping.
2. I collect teapots. Right now I have at least 50 teapots not including the Christmas teapots.
3. Love to travel. Don't forget to check out my post below on going to Ireland/Blog Candy.
4. I'm the middle child of nine children.
5. I need my being by myself.
6. Taught my self to crochet many, many years ago.
7. My all time favorite vacation spot is Cape Cod!

Now those who I am tagging are:
1. KardKrazy
2. INKventive Expressions
3. Pieces Of Me
4. A Love of Stamping
5. The Paper Boutique
6. look, I'm stamping!
7. Stampin' Away the Day

I hinted a few posts back that I was going to have some Blog Candy when details of my trip
were finalized. Well they are!!!!
I'm going to IRELAND!!! And yes I was yelling....LOL
This is a once in a lifetime trip for me...never thought I would ever
get to Ireland. Ireland Tour
I'll be going on the September 19th tour for 13 glorious days in Ireland!
I also received my passport this past Friday....never ever did I think it
would take 12 full weeks to receive. Glad I applied early. *grin*

Now onto the blog candy!
All you have to do is: 1. Post one fact about yourself. 2. Post something that you like about my blog. (OMGosh...what if no one posts a comment cause they can't think of something they like about my blog)

The winner will receive one sheet of O'So Sticky Tape and a bag of Glass Micro Beads from Penny Wise Arts. 6x6
scrapbook Designer Papers from K&Company....Hannah Paper Pad, two
sets of $1 clear acrylic stamps from "M", one $1 "M" stamp set, one
roll of "M' $1 ribbon.
I will keep this blog candy up for one week....will draw a winner next Monday May 7th.
Have fun!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Teacher Gift

I have been busy the last few nights making this teacher gift. I have
got to be one of the slowest card/stuff makers out there. *grin* It
just seems to take me forever to finish a project like this...but I
love making I guess that is what counts the most.
I made
this teacher coaster box for a special teacher. Then I thought...I
gotta make some cards to match to put in the box. So this is what I
came up with. I'm pretty pleased with how this project turned out.
I had one sheet left of this apple background paper and knew I had to use it. (I'm also very, very patterned paper challenged LOL ) I will be making a few more boxes and filling them with cards. Just need to find more school themed paper.
Before attaching the red card stock on the coaster I ran it through my Cuttlebug using my one and only flower embossing folder. Love, love, love this new toy!!!!

The stamp is Teachabella.
When I saw this stamp on the site I knew I had to add it to my ever
growing collection of stamps. My daughter-in-law is a teacher and my
daughter is finishing up her degree soon in education to teach second
Paper is Bazzill. I used my Prisma pencils to color and Gamsol to blend. I really like using this technique to color. Ribbon is from SU!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Wow...where has the time gone! It's been a busy week
for me so far. I need to make more time to post to my blog. Is anyone
out there reading this?!?!LOL
I just love this SU! set...Simply Said. It has to be one of my all time favorite sets from SU!
Can you tell I love the floral sets? *grin*
I sent this birthday card to my sister Bunny. All paper is Non SU!...either Bazzill or Creative Memories. Ribbon is SU!. I colored the two step flowers with SU! inks. For my sisters card I used the SU!
white gel pen to color in the daisy's. Actually this is a very
easy/quick card to make and I love having a supply of birthday cards on
hand to send.

I finally broke down on Sunday and went to Michaels and bought myself a Cuttlebug! WooHoo!!!!!
I did use the 40% off coupon but that bug is still a bit expensive. But
so far I think it's well worth the money. Only purchased a couple
embossing folders...haven't gotten any dies yet. But that is next on my
list of must haves. Waiting for the next "M" coupon to buy the Olivia
alphabet.Ohhhh I am sooo gonna love playing with this little green bug!

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

No cards to share today...but I did find this neat quiz while browsing the net today:

Here are my results....think this is pretty much me. *grin* Not sure about the creative writing...but I'm giving it a try. LOL Sports?!?! I hate playing sports but love watching sporting events.

"You Are 40% Left Brained, 60% Right Brained. The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning. Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others. If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic. Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.
The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility. Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way. If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art. Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports."

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Easter Bella

I had received my first shipment of Bellas shortly before Easter and knew I was going to use Flowahbella for my Easter card this year. Would you believe this is my first non SU! stamp?!?! Not knocking SU! stamps...but what was I thinking??? There is a whole other world of rubber stamps out there. *grin*

All paper is Bazzill...I just love their textured papers! The ovals are cut with the Creative Memories Custom Cutting System. I colored the image with Prisma Pencils and used Gamsol to blend. The "Just Wanted To Say..." is from Stamping Bella.
I love how this simple card turned out.

Just wanted to let you know (anyone who actually stops by and reads my blog....I may be blogging to myself LOL) .....that there is a reason my blog is done in a green font. I will post that reason when plans are finalized and probably have blog candy.

I'm going to a LaCrosse game tonight....The Arizona Sting. They need to win tonight to host the playoffs.
Such excitement!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Welcome to my very first blog post!
How exciting is this....well it's very exciting for me. *grin* I have never, ever done anything like this before.
I'd like to share a St. Patty's gift I made for a few friends/family. I just love making these chipboard coaster boxes. Decorating is soooo easy!
My local Safeway food store had shamrock plants on sale and I decided to
use the decorated coaster boxes for the plant....instead of adding
candy in a cello bag.
I need to thank a very special lady from SCS (Boss) who sent
me the "Kiss Me I'm Irish" stamp.
And I also need to thank Julee (Shadowcatcher) for the inspiration on these boxes!
Everyone loved receiving these!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!