Friday, January 30, 2009

Granny's Support Team

Yah baby.... I have to admit, this is one of my favorite new sets. How can you resist this sweet Granny and her big girl panties?

If you look close, you can see that her hair is blue Crafty Fluff. It's one of our fun new products that we will have available very soon online. She was a hit at our booth at CHA. I think she even won over my business partner Kimberly... who was not so fond of her in the beginning. *wink*

Of course the rest of the set has more cute sentiments and a pantie border/background stamp.


Stamps: Granny's Support Team (Our Craft Lounge).
Paper: Neenah White, Taken with Teal, My Mind's Eye (Just Dreamy2).
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Markers.
Other: Quickie Glue Pen, Blue Crafty Fluff, Build a Brad (Stampin'Up!), Crafter's Tool Kit, Nesties, Cuttlebug, Jody's Foam Dots, Scor-pal, Circle Punch (SU!).

Today my twins turn 12. I cannot believe that they are 12 already. My poor husband is SOOO sick. He is the one who usually manages to skip the bugs in the house, but he got it good this time. He's running a fever and totally miserable. We will put off the birthday dinner until everyone is well, but we will have a mini celebration later tonight.

I think I have CHA hangover. I'm wiped out too, and hoping it's just being tired and I'm not next to catch the bug. It makes me smile to just think about all the cool people I met and got to know a bit. I feel so blessed to be a part of this stampin community. Thanks so much for all the kind words and support my dear friends. :)

Thanks for stopping by! More sneak peeks tomorrow!

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Wow! CHA was beyond my expectations. Although, I didn't get to see much of the show, I had THE best time hanging out in our booth and meeting people! I forgot my camera at home, so my friend Kendra and Heather are sharing their photos with me. This is Joy, Me and Kimberly, my two business partners. We got so many compliments on our booth. I'd like to take credit for it, since it's so pretty in pink, but Kimberly and Joy were the master minds who created it. Kimberly has great vision, and she did an awesome job shopping and putting it all together. I'd like to also send out a huge thank you to her family and some of her great friends who spent the entire day on Friday helping set up.

Another big thank you to my friends Heather and Kendra, who came out to enjoy the show and help out. I also got to meet two of my stampin' idols, Diana Gibbs and Cindy Lawrence. Big thanks to them for sticking around and helping me out with take and makes so I could take a break. OMGosh, it's SO much fun meeting online friends in real life. I think that was the best part of the show!

Despite my Make and Takes not showing up via priority mail until the last day of the show, Joy helped me throw some together and we managed to have a Make and Take for each day.

Look who stopped by from SCS! Yes, Daven does stamp and he did do the make and take! Actually... he came back the next day to make another project! I heard he really liked our new product called Sparkly Fluff. I think maybe he would have liked to play with the other colors, but it didn't surprise him that I had the pink out. It's always nice to see my good friend Jenn. I think she came by just to make sure I didn't break the Travel Panty rule! *wink*

I arrived home yesterday, and my poor husband is miserable. He's sick. He had sick kids while I was gone. Two of my kids are still home from school. Needless to say, I have a lot to catch up on.

I will be posting some sneak peeks over the next few days, but I'm afraid we will have to move back our official release date a bit. The response at CHA was way bigger than expected, so we need to prepare for the orders. It will be worth the wait though, I promise. :)

One more big thank you to everyone who stopped by, all my friends and family who have been so supportive. More to come on CHA. Omgosh, I finally got to meet so many amazing people.....

Talk to you soon, and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm Off To CHA Baby!

Hey everyone! Sorry I've been MIA, but I was afraid this last week would be crazy. It's been beyond crazy, plus I've had sick kids. Today is Averie's turn to be sick, and I leave in the morning, so I'm going to cuddle as much as I can with her today. Daddy is excellent with the kids, so I don't worry, but five days is a long time for me to be away. In fact, it's the longest I've ever been away from home. Good thing I have my new travel big girl panties all packed. :) My friend Jenn says you always HAVE to get new panties when you travel... it's a rule. I'm SO not a rule breaker!

Speaking of friends.... I get to meet so many online stampin' goddesses this next week! I'm going to be among the best stampers in the universe... how cool is that? Makes me a tad nervous! Okay, A LOT nervous! I hope I don't turn into a blabbing idiot... maybe I'll just keep my mouth shut and just do a lot of hugging? :) We are going to have some guest super stampers that will help us out with take and makes in our booth too. Dianna Gibbs, Cindy Lawerance, Taylor Vanbruggen, and Jami Sibley, to name a few. Oh, I'm SOOOO excited!!

This will be my first CHA ever! I'm so excited and nervous at the same time. Kimberly and Joy have been working like crazy to get things together for our booth. We get to start setting up as soon as I arrive tomorrow. OMGosh, it's tomorrow!! LOL. I will take photos and show you... if you want to see our booth. If you are attending CHA, I hope you'll stop by and see us! We are booth number 2810.

We have 28 new stamp sets! Look for sneak peeks starting on the 28th. We will release on January 30th. I'm so excited about this next release... I think you will love it. I have to say, that one of my favorite sets does have something to do with panties.... but it's totally different than anything you've seen. Let's just say it puts a whole new twist on big girl panties.... Marianne style! LOL.

Okay, I just wanted to pop in and say hello, and tell ya that I'll be back in full stampin' mode soon. Thanks for all the sweet comments and support in this new venture of ours. I need to get busy and finish up some last minute things befrore I'm on way to Annaheim. See ya soon!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Blingz'd Card 4 Kids

Good morning stampers! Another quick post today. I'm trying to work on more Cards 4 kids. I have a tendency to do girlie... maybe it's because I love pink so much. I'm trying to make some that the boys would like to send too.

Today I used two sets from Our Craft Lounge, Pat the Dog and Pat the GOOD Dog. I love these doggies. And, you can use them all year around, not just for Valentine's Day.

I used the new Blingz color Pixie Dust on the heart leash and the little hearts in the border. Then, I added Clear Sakura Glaze over the top... so they are not only super sparkly, but are also raised up... you just have to touch them! The paper is from My Mind's Eye. I didn't want to cover it up so I just made a small circle with my Nesties, then cut Pat out. The heart is popped up with a dimensional cut in half and under each side.

Do you see the cool curvy lines on the white cardstock? I got this super cool new cutter from Purple Cow. It is similar to a Fiskars in shape and size (when you use it separate from the lever cutter), but it has a rotary blade. It's very cool and not too big either. It has all different blades that interchange easily. I can't wait to have some more time to play with it. Does anyone have this cutter? I don't know where I've been... it's cool! I'll share more on that later....


Stamps: Pat the Dog, Pat the GOOD Dog (Our Craft Lounge)
Paper: My Mind's Ey,( Irresistable), Neenah White, Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red.
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Markers, Brilliance Coffee Bean.
Other: Blingz Pixie Dust, Sakura Clear and Black Glaze Pen, Blue Sky Stitched Ribbon (SU!), Circle Nesties, Scallop Circle Nesties, Cuttlebug, Dimensionals, Crafter's Tool Kit, Purple Cow Cutter, Scor-Pal.

Okay back to work. I'm trying to avoid panic mode, but it's creeping up on me. This will be my first CHA event, and there is SOOOO much to do. :) I cannot wait to go, and share with you too!

Have a super weekend!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I'm Nuts About You!!

YIKES! Sorry everyone! I know, bad blogger again! I'm afraid I will be posting on and off until after CHA... I'm just overwhelmed right now with things that need to be done. The good news is that when I return, I will have TONS to show you from our new release... I'm SO excited about it.

One more thing I want to share with you.... Shimmerz has new Blingz available just in time for Valentine's Day! They are AWESOME! I hope to have some samples here soon. They are also taking calls for design team members, so head over and check it out if you are interested.

I'm still working on more Cards 4 Kids too. Thanks SO much for helping out.. I know she is going to reach her goal of 1000 Valentine cards for the kids. YOU ALL ROCK!

This stamp set is Dr. Peanut from Our Craft Lounge. I used two Martha Stewart Punches, the heart and the border. I used Copic Markers for all the coloring, and added sparkle and glaze with my atyou Spica Pens and Sakura Glaze Pens.

Okay, back to work.... I will try and post tomorrow... I'm trying to get organized. :) Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a super day!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

Oh shoot! I went to lunch and TOTALLY forgot to draw for the candy! I'm so sorry!

Here is the winner!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-01-12 22:48:09 UTC

carmen said...

that stamp set is cute as can be

January 11, 2009 9:50 AM

Okay Carmen, you have until Friday to contact me at I'll send your blog candy out right away!! :)
Thanks again for all the sweet comments and the AWESOME recipes!!

Ghirardelli Love You Much Box

These little boxes are so much fun and easy! I first got the pattern on SUDSOL a few years ago, but it held only one Chirardelli Chocolate, then later, I *think* it was Chi Chi Allen who came up with this version that held three.

These are SO perfect for handing out to teachers, or coworkers. Who doesn't like Ghirardelli chocolate?

The scalloped image is from the Valentine Bundle from Stampin' Up. I stamped the image, then colored the heart and little dots using my blender pen and ink from the Red Hood Red Classic Ink pad. I then used the 1 inch Circle Punch to cut out the center. I glued the rest of the scallop onto a black circle (made with the 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch), then popped up the center portion with a Jody Circle Foam Dot! I added Sakura Black Glaze to the dots in the heart, so they look embossed.

This seriously took all of five minutes! I used the background stamp called Stitched, but you could also use roller wheels or stamps to make any background. This one is held closed by the ribbon, but you could use those cool magnetic snaps too! When you open the inside, I made a little notch in the front with the Designer Label Punch so that you can see the chocolate and grab them with ease.

I don't know what I did with the directions from Chi Chi, I took one apart that I had made up previously. So, I'll tell you how I made this, and write a tutorial later in the week if you need one.

  • Cut your cardstock 4.5 x 8
  • Score the short end in 1 inch on each side.
  • Score the long side at 2inches, 3 inches, 5 inches and 6 inches.
  • On the score lines that you made at five and six inches, cut on those lines until you reach the vertical score. That makes two tabs
  • On the two and three inch score lines, cut in to the first score line, then flip it, and also cut down the vertical line. So, three inches on each side the flaps will be gone.
  • Stamp and fold your box.

I hope that made sense. I will post a photo tomorrow or later today if I can. Thanks for stopping by! I will be back later today to draw a winner for the blog candy. Oh my.. you guys ROCK! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the recipes! Thank you SOOOOO much! My crock is gonna rock baby! LOL. You make my days with the sweet comments! I wish I had enough Copics to share with everyone.

See ya soon!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Blog Candy Time!

Hey everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend! I had a great Friday in Eugene with My Mom. We got some shopping done, hit Costco, and we grabbed a quick lunch with Marianne Walker from Copic! Guess what she gave me? Yep! She gave me a big ole handful of Copic Markers to give away to my readers! How cool is that? Marianne is the greatest! Thanks Marianne!!

I'm adding a a Lil' Peanut Crafty Clear Stamp set from Our Craft Lounge to the blog candy too! So, I will randomly draw a person's name on Monday at approximately Noon Pacific time. Leave me a comment.. any comment, but you KNOW how much I LOVE recipes. I'm totally in to the Crock Pot right now too... wink wink! :)

Here's what the lucky winner will receive:

Copic Ciao Markers:
  • YR02
  • V12
  • V09
  • BV08
  • E29
  • YR07
  • R32
  • G17
  • E21
  • 100
atyou Spica Pens:
  • Red 03
  • Lavendar 01
  • Orange 04
  • Lemon 05
Copic Pouch
Lil' Peanut Crafty Clear Stamp Set

Enjoy the rest of your weekend... I haven't gotten any stampin' done yet, but I hope to find some time this evening.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Bubs is Going to Cards 4 Kids!

I tried to make him not so girlie so maybe one of the boys would want to send this one out for Valentine's Day. I had an idea with using Pat the Dog, but didn't have time today to get to it. I already had Bubs colored so this is what I did for today. I'm determined to get at least 15 cards sent off! Four down, eleven to go.... but I might even be able to get more done! Wish me luck!

I used the set Bubs the Beaver from Our Craft Lounge. I colored him with Copic Markers. The paper is from American Crafts called Recess... it's from the Kid's line. The cute little frog is raised up with one of Jody's Foam Dots... love those suckers! The heart is cut out from the paper. It's layered on a piece of Riding Hood Red from Stampin' Up! and mounted on a Whisper White card base. I added all kinds of sparkle and shine with my atyou Spica Pens and Sakura Glaze Pens. I know, you are probably sick of me using them, but honestly, I can't stop. Cards just don't seem finished to me anymore without them!

I'm trying to keep the layers small so that there won't be any additional postage in case the kids are mailing thier cards. I guess maybe I should ask about that.

So, what do you say? Can you make a card or two for some kids? Check out the links in the previous post... they are also giving away some great blog candy!

I had a awesbomb day yesterday! Thanks for the wishes! I'm taking off and heading to Eugene with my Mom tomorrow.... I'm looking forward to some girl time. I love having my Mom to myself for four hours in the car... unterrupted! whooo hooo!

Have a super weekend everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bee My Valentine

I love making Valentine cards... have I told you that? Yesterday, I found THE best excuse to stamp Valentine cards to my hearts content AND feel great about it! You want to help? Even if you send just one, you will bring a huge smile to a child.

Click here for more information:

Julie's Blog
Shirley's Blog
Barbara's Blog

They all have great blog candy too! :)

Tomorrow I'm going to work on some more boyish cards, but today, these cute bees were calling to me! I stamped these images while my Aunt was down visiting from her Buzzin' By set. Then, my friend Gail let me stamp off and punch out hearts from her Love You Much Bundle from Stampin'Up! So, these little bees are all dressed up in their Valentine duds and they are decorating their hive for Valentine's day! The sentiment is from the set called So In Love by Our Craft Lounge. I just added another e. :) Of course this has shine and shazam galore! I added glaze everywhere with my red Sakura Glaze Pen. The wings and the hive have Pink Poinsetta Blinz on it. I even added some sparkle to those punched out hearts with my atyou Spica pens. Gotta have some glitter with Valentines.


Stamps: So In Love (Our Craft Lounge), Love You Much Valentine Bundle, Buzzin' By (Stampin'Up!)
Paper: Bazzill Pink and Black (for the little heart), Real Red, Basic Black (Stampin'Up!), Neenah White.
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Bright and Pastel Marker Sets.
Other: Jody's Foam Dots, Nesties, Cuttlebug, atyou Spica Pens, Shimmerz Blingz, Sakura Glaze Pens, Real Red Brads, Scor-pal.

Have a great day everyone! Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Are You Up for a Challenge?

So... I was feeling a bit sorry for myself this morning. The kids had bus issues (substitute missed our house and the boys took off running after it before I could get upstairs to stop them, then the bus didn't come back for my daughter!) I know they didn't realize it's not safe to chase after a bus.... but it scared me to death. Then, had to run the dog to the groomer, hit the grocery store (which I HATE). I'm determined to start dinners in my new crock pot... I have a PILE of work to do..sound familiar?

I get back from the store, unload the groceries, start my dinner, check my email (I'm really not TRYING to put off my work) and I get a notification over at the OCL forums from Barbara. Look what she's up to! I was totally inspired. You KNOW how much I love to make Valentine stuff, so I was thrilled that someone needed some help! Her blog led me to Julie's blog for more information. Now I'm determined to send some cards! I know.. I just said I had a TON of work, but still.... I'm determined to make a card every day or every other day so that I can contribute and send some Cards 4 Kids. You want to play along? :) They can be easy and fun.... I know you can send at least one card!! We can do it... we can make one or more cards right?

I used Lola Love and So In Love stamp sets from Our Craft Lounge. I added some Shazam with my atyou Spica pens and my Sakura Glaze. I used the fabulous Jody foam dots to raise the image a bit. I LOVE those big ole dots! The little heart on her belt is a sticker. It was white, but I colored over the top with my Copic Marker to change it to match her dress. I used the Bright and Pastel Copic set from OCL to do all the coloring.


Stamps: Lola Love, So In Love (Our Craft Lounge)
Paper: Pink Passion, Designer Prints (Stampin Up!), Neenah White, Romance Puppy Love (American Crafts).
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Bright and Pastel Copic Sets.
Other: Oval Nesties, Cuttlebug, Jody's Foam Dots, White Ribbon (American Crafts), Fiskars Heart Sticker, atyou Spica Pens, Sakura Glaze Pens, Scor-pal.

Okay, so NOW I must get to work before the kids are getting off the bus. :) Have a super day! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Valentine Wishes From Pat the Dog

I love Pat the dog! I think this is one of my favorite images. I'll use it all year around, because you can always send someone a heart hug right? But, he's super cute to send Valentine wishes!

I used two stamp sets from Our Craft Lounge called Pat the Dog and So in Love.

I used our exclusive Copic Marker sets for all the coloring. I also used a new product we will have up real soon in our store. It's flock, but it's not... or should I say flock with a twist. :) It's DA BOMB and just what you need to make all your Valentine projects extra fun.


Stamps: Pat the Dog, So In Love (Our Craft Lounge)
Paper: Neenah White, Chocolate Chip, Romance Puppy Love Designer Paper (American Crafts).
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Markers Pastel and Earthy.
Other: Quickie Glue Pen, Sakura Glaze Pens, atyou Spica Pens, Nesties, Cuttlebug, Ribbon (Target... thank you Gail!), Crafter's Tool Kit, Dimensionals, Martha Steward Heart Punch, Scor-pal.

I had so much fun today with my girls. They made it extra special for me by serving a *little* (it was actually huge) cake to celebrate my birthday later this week. How sweet is that? Besides some special things, it was great converstation, sharing and coloring! Man, I look forward to hooking up each month with them. It makes me miss my hostess club girls SO much. As soon as I get back from CHA, I'll be doing some classes so I can see my girls and stamp till we cramp!

Have a great week everyone! See ya tomorrow! PS... my Aunt says it's NOT her fault I was up so late last night. Just saying. And, everyone caught the bus this am... but only because the bus was late! LOL. Okay... going to bed right now! :) Tomorrow I will make it earlier.

Just Buzzin' By

So... my Aunt arrived and as soon as I could get away, we started stampin! She brought with her this new set from Stampin'Up! called Just Buzzin' By. How cute is that bee?

The vase is actually the honey pot that comes in the set! As soon as I saw it, I thought about the pot. Maybe because I love the flower stamp! I inked the pot very carefully excluding the honey and the lid. I stamped it, then masked it, then stamped the flowers. It does look a little plain on the top so I added some gingham ribbon to cover it up. Gingham ribbon fixes everything! :) I could have stamped a better looking pot if I had my marker to use, but I didn't so this worked fine.

I colored the entire image with Copics from Our Craft Lounge. I'm not sure from which sets... I will let you know tomorrow. They are all mixed up in a container. I wasn't going to finish this until tomorrow, but I just couldn't wait. Plus, tomorrow the kids go back to school, and I have a breakfast date and a meeting with my girls. So, it's another easy card from me..... but I love how it turned out!


Stamps: Just Buzzin' By (Stampin'Up!)
Paper: Neenah White, Basic Black, Real Red, Ballet Blue, Print Pack Designer Paper.
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Markers (OCL).
Other: Dimensionals, Regal Brads, Gingham Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Sakura Glaze Pens, atyou Spica Pens, Crafter's Tool Kit, Scor-pal.

I know, I know... I said earlier bedtime. It's all Roseanne's fault! She's always blaming me for her stamp addiction... uh hum, hobby, so why not blame her for my late bedtime? Yah, that sounds good to me!! :) Definitely Roseanne's fault!

Have a super Monday everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Just Bugcause....

Today, another quickie. I guess it's the time of the year for quickies. Man, it just seems like there is always so much to do everyday... is it just me? NEVER enough stampin' time though... right?

This is another card made with the set called Love Bug from Our Craft Lounge. I also used Copic Markers from the exclusive sets we offer. I used mostly from the Pastel group, but I did use the bright pink from the Bright set too.

I grabbed my pink Glaze Pen to add some dimension to the dots and cute little hearts. The background is my favorite stamp in the set... I think. I just love that vine of flowers. Again, it's nice and long so it didn't take me long to stamp at all. It kinda looks like designer paper huh? You can't see in the photo, but each flower center has a dot of glitter from my atyou Spica Pen. The heart leaves too.


Stamps: Love Bug (Our Craft Lounge)
Paper: Neenah White, Apple (Bazzill), Pink (Bazzill).
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Pastel and Bright Copic Sets.
Other: Square Nesties, Cuttlebug, American Craft Ribbon, Martha Stewart Punch, atyou Spica Pens, Sakura Glaze Pens, Jody's Big Circle Foam Dots.

My Aunt made it here safe and sound... tomorrow we meet with the girls for our monthly meeting. I LOVE getting together with my girls! I'm going to get the kids tucked in early, then do some stampin tonight!

Have a great week everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Holiday Lineup Thank You

Just another quick thank you note for some friends and family who were so thoughtful during the Holidays. This image is one I had colored and didn't have time to make into a Christmas card. I can't let it go to waste.... right?

The image is stamped onto Watercolor paper with Black Stazon ink. I used the technique I like to call watercoloring for cheaters to color these cute little elves. I added a little Shazam with my atyou Spica pens and my Sakura Glaze pens..... I'm totally addicted to them. I can't help myself! :)


Stamps: Holiday Lineup, Much Appreciated.
Paper: Real Red, Watercolor Paper, Garden Green, Dashing Designer Paper (SU!).
Ink: Black Stazon, Stampin'Write Markers.
Other: Dimensionals, Aquapainters, Crafter's Tool Kit, Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Sakura Glaze Pen, atyou Spica Pens.

Okay, so much for getting to bed earlier tonight, but I will tomorrow for sure.... 6:30 am is going to come early after having such a nice break. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

A Flower For All Seasons Quickie Thank You

Oh yah, you always need thank you's after the Holidays right? Mine are easy this year! I'm ready to start having fun making Valentine stuff. Seriously... maybe it's cuz I can use pink to my heart's content, but I love doing Valentine stuff. :) You've been warned. LOL

I used the set A Flower For All Seasons from Stampin' Up! It was on my first order out of the last catalog. I LOVE it. On the inside I used a thank you sentiment from the set Much Appreciated.... another favorite of mine from Stampin' Up! I'm going to try and get a few more made over the weekend.

I added some Rustic Red Shimmerz to the flower petals to add some shine, along with atyou Spica gold centers. I seriously cannot make a card without adding some shine or
glaze anymore... I think I have a problem.

We've had lots of bad weather lately... no snow, but a lot of rain and wind. My Aunt is coming this weekend to hang with us stampin girls... I cannot wait for our monthly meeting on Monday. I hope the weather lets up so that she can make a safe drive down the coast.

Oh man, and I HAVE to start getting to bed earlier.... Monday the kids go back to school and that means NO more sleeping in. Everyone needs to get to bed earlier..... the holidays are officially coming to and end. You know it's at an end when everyone has to get to bed early so that you can wake up ungrumpy... right? I guess now I have to start to remember what day it is? He he he....


Stamps: A Flower For All Seasons, Heard from the Heart, Stitched Background, Much Appreciated (inside) All stamps from Stampin'Up!
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Neenah White, Apple Green Bazzill.
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Markers.
Other: Scor-Pal, Crafter's Tool Kit, Riding Hood Red Tafetta Ribbon, Circle Nesties, Circle Scallop Nesties, Cuttlebug, Jody's Foam Dots (the big fat round ones).

Have a great weekend everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Valentine's Day is Approaching!

I know.. we just got through Christmas, but ya know it sneaks up every year! I LOVE making Valentine Cards and gifts! I tend to use hearts and love sentiments all year though.... do you? Or, do you always think Valentines if you see hearts or I love you sentiments?

Remember a few days ago I told you I discovered these cool sticky products from my friend Jody? Well, one of the products she carries is PERFECT for making fast shaker cards. They are sticky foam shapes! They are nested.... in round and square shapes. Talk about easy... I LOVE them! Just peel and stick baby....

Sorry so small.. you have to click on the photo to see them larger, or better yet, click here to check them out over at Jody's blog.

Two cards today! Maybe you'll forgive me for not posting very much lately. Things have just been SO busy for me.

I don't know if you've noticed, but most of the Our Craft Lounge stamp sets include these cool "border" stamps. I love em! They are long, easy to make backgrounds with... easy to line up. This card, I used the Valentine sentiment and the heart border together on one long acrylic block. It took me only seconds to make the background. Again, I will use this XOXO stamp WAY more than just for Valentine's Day. Those hearts too. The heart with the love all over it is popped up using one of Jody's big round foam dots. I stamped directly on the ribbon with Brilliance Graphite Black ink. This is a Crafty Rubber Cling set, but still very easy to line up using acrylic blocks. I lined up the heart with the love in the center easy peasy.

The plain red heart is covered with Royal Red Shimmerz... can you see it?

Pink Card Supplies:

Stamps: True Love (Our Craft Lounge)
Paper: Regal Rose, Pink Bazzill, Basic Black, Neenah White.
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic R81, RV 34.
Other: Silver Micro Beads (SU!), Acetate, Copic Airbrush System, Jody's Sticky Things, Marvy Scallop Punch, Round Nesties, Gingham Ribbon, Silver Cord, Crafter's Tool Kit, Kaiser Jewels, Janome Sew Mini, Scor-Pal.

Red Card Supplies:

Stamps: So In Love (Our Craft Lounge)
Paper: Neenah White, Real Red, Basic Black.
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Bright Package (R29).
Other: American Craft Ribbon, Jody's Foam Dots, Sakura Glaze pen, Royal Red Shimmerz, Scor-Pal.

So... I just have to share. I'm so exctied. Heidi commented the other day that she saw our stamps in Archivers! I screamed out loud! Thanks for telling me Heidi. I worked so hard making samples for their stores. We do not have Archivers in Oregon. I visited one once when I went to a retreat with friends in WI. It was AWESOME! I cannot believe our stamps are hanging in there! Whooo Hooo! So, if you are near a Archivers and you see our stamps..... tell them you know me and that you love those card samples! SNORT! Just kidding....

Oh, I'm tired... and getting goofy. So, I'll just say thanks for stopping by! Happy New Year! :)