Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fishy Favors...

a friend of mine that works in the same building asked me if I could look at something and see if I could create one just like here's my take on it. It's a fish hanging on a line. I thought it was pretty easy...after I took her sample apart and then made my own measurements. lol! I hope she decides that I only have to make 20 vs 200 for her son's 1st birthday favors.
here's what it looks like from the side...I punched out the eyes with the 3 flower punch from SU, and the middle with a small circle punch I had. the fins I punched out with the SU square, but trimmed it and used stickles for the scales.
here's the view from the mouth. if you untie the tail, you can fill this fish with some goodies to share. the ribbon on the front actually helps hold the mouth in the shape that it is in and it also serves as the fishing line.
here's my template that I came up with once I figured it out. kinda crazy yah? it reminds me of the pop-up box I made.
I should be arriving home today...later in the afternoon. thank you for still coming by to visit. hope you have a wonderful hump day!

“Opportunities, many times, are so small that we glimpse them not and yet they are often the seeds of great enterprises. Opportunities are also everywhere and so you must always let your hook be hanging. When you least expect it, a great fish will swim by.”

Be Blessed,

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


happy Tuesday everyone...I still have one more day in enjoying myself and just happy to be somewhere else =) well, I have another easel shaker to share with you. I created this for my dear sweet sis...Tamiko. I wanted to say thank you for all she does and for sharing her friendship with me. I am truly blessed! I used my blossom nesties for the window. I used the cute bugaboo image called Desiree. added some micro beads and dew drops...added a charm and of course the flowers! this card is a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4". It costs $1.39 to mail.
here's what it looks like once it's opened. I used my new MS punch that I love. it sorta looks like the lotus nestie I own and I used my favorite pearl brad and I also used the cutout from the window and an SU sentiment.
as soon as I get back I will be coming to check out all your blogs so I can see what I have been missing while on my trip. love to be inspired by you. thank you for your continued love and support by coming by to visit and leaving me such heart warming comments.
till next time...
"A true sister is a friend who listens with her heart."

Be Blessed,

Monday, June 28, 2010

Product Spotlight Monday... friends forever...
Happy Monday everyone...I am still in "sin" I am enjoying myself for a family reunion. I don't know what we have in store today...but I hope I get to see some of the insides of hotels. I want to really experience Vegas...not only the shopping! okay on to my card! Another product spotlight of the week at Stamp and it's Wags 'n Whiskers. I used this cute stamp called best friends forever from the wee ones line and used my yellow copics to color her.
here I used my new silk ribbon from SU, added some flowers and a heart charm. don't forget that you still can enter the challenge we have going on at the Stamp and Create blog. all you have to do is follow the rules and add a charm!
another weekend has come and gone...I am so blessed to be alive to enjoy this...being on a DT, having blogging friends like you and to just be able to share with you. thank you...
"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. "
~Oscar Wilde

Be Blessed,

Friday, June 25, 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers Let's Party Blog Hop and Release...

Happy Friday everyone...are you excited for the new release? Wags 'n Whiskers is releasing "Let's Party" images! They are fun and whimsical birthday images designed by their newest artist Emma Metcalf who is a children's book illustrator from England. This is their newest blog you must have come from: Nikki...if not you may want to start from the beginning so you have a chance to win a prize. So with that...on to my card!
I had some DP from Pine Cone Press Design called happy birthday. Isn't it just perfect for these cute images? I used different colored CS from SU, used my silk ribbon, dew drops and flowers. I also used my MS border punch. I love the topping of my paper as it ties in with the title of this blog hop...Let's Party! Now continue on to...Karen's blog. Don't forget to leave a comment at each blog so you have a chance to win 2 digis of your's a random 4 blogs who have the prizes. so have fun and good-luck!
At 7:00am EST/12:00 noon GMT on Friday, the stamps will be available for purchase or download! YES, they are available both as a digi release AND as a rubber release!! However, they only have a limited supply of rubber stamps so grab them while you can! The blog hop will remain open all weekend and will close on Monday 12pm GMT/7am EST.

I'm on my way to Vegas...can't wait!
“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”
Oprah Winfrey

Be Blessed,

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Baby Boy...Logan

So if you all saw my post yesterday...I was so in love with the card I received from 1LuvnMama that I was so inspired to CASE her card. One of my dear friends from high school just had her first baby I wanted to make something very special for her and her new addition to the family. I fell in love with these new stamps from Wild Rose Studio...Milton and Co. and I thought this would be a perfect image to use. I added some dew drops and microbeads. I punched out the stars and added some flowers. I cut the window with my circle nesties. I used two thin foam sheets underneath to make my shaker. Its so much easier to do, especially if you want to make different shapes and sizes.
this easel shaker came out to be 6" x 6" card. I had to use two separate pieces to make this easel. I printed out my own sentiment...added more stars and then I was done. this was so much fun to make! can't wait to make more!
Happy Thursday...I am getting ready to take my trip to Vegas. we leave tomorrow and we don't return till Wednesday I will be posting, but I won't be able to comment on all your wonderful creations. I hope to win...or at least get some good stuff from shopping! I hope to take pictures and share with all of you upon my return.
For those of you who know me...I am a "BIG" soccer GO USA!!!
we play on Saturday June 26, 2010 @ 8 am on ABC.

“A brand new baby small and sweet has arrived to make their family complete sending the news across your way pleased to announce their New Baby Boy Today.” Congrats...Howie & Linh.

Be Blessed,

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


1LuvnMama really is a talented and creative person...but she is also one of my dear sweet friends and I am so blessed to have her in my life. I was so blown away by this fabulous easel shaker. she used the cute WS - Jade from Roll Call, TGF. I love her as she has a little spunk in her. love the beads she used...and the punched out stars are so cute! I love everything about this card. thank you so much Mama!
here's what it looks like when the easel shaker is opened up. Its quite a large card...but I love it! not only is it in purple...but she's such a perfectionist...I can really appreciate her hard work! the sentiment is so sweet! I love these kinds of words. look at those mini stars added with purple amazing!
she also gave me some flowers w/ bling...I can't thank Mama enough! if you love what you see...go and check out her won't be disappointed.
I am ever so grateful to all of you who come by and leave me such encouraging comments. thank you! happy hump day...I will be posting my own card that I CASED from this one...tomorrow. till then...“A friend is one with whom you are comfortable, to whom you are loyal, through whom you are blessed, and for whom you are grateful.” *William Arthur Ward

Be Blessed,

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Large Gatefold box...

I wanted to make something special for a wonderful lady who just celebrated her birthday this past weekend. I just sent it out...hope she gets it soon. I made a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" card, so I wanted to fit it inside this box. I decided I should come up with another size for the gate fold box. so this one is took a 12" x 12" CS to make. I cut two separate pieces to put this together. I used the new Once upon a dream DP...PI image called birthday princess, made the cover into a shaker and used my new MS punch.
here's what the box looks like...I got the idea from 1LuvnMama as she created me such a special and fabulous easel shaker...I will be posting that one tomorrow. don't you just love that punched out flower? I am so glad I got this one!
here's what it looks like once its opened...I sent her some goodies so that she could use! I hope she likes it.
happy Tuesday...
"wishing you sunshine to brighten your day, a smile to warm your heart and a kind word that brings you joy for the rest of the day" by: Joy

Be Blessed,

Monday, June 21, 2010

Product Spotlight...Wags 'n Whiskers

Did everyone make it to another Monday?...Hello everyone...I have another Product Spotlight of the week to share with you...Wags 'n Whiskers is 25% off at the Stamp and Create store! I decided to use Kidz 'n Pawz rubber stamps. This one is called: summer treat. I sprayed my shimmer mist over the whole image, put some crystal effects on the ice cream and added a mini rose in her hair.
I decided to use my big scalloped nesties...small and large to frame the image. I just got in my satin ribbon and jumbo brads from SU, I bought a new MS punch called: chrysanthemum, used my love charm, Kaiser Craft - La Di Da DP and added some pretty flowers to finish off my card.
Don't forget there is a challenge going on at the Stamp and Create blog...
The rules are:
~ use a stamp that is available at Stamp and Create.
~ Must be a follower of the Stamp and Blog
~ Must link the stamp in the post to the stamp in the store.
***and this month is to use a charm on your creation***

If you need more inspiration, please go and check out the other ladies on the DT...Chris, Jeanette Lacey and Sharon.

“Only actions give life its strength, as only moderation gives it its charm”

Be Blessed,

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Love those Greeting Farm girls...

Is it hump day already? so great yah! well, I have some other boxes to show you today. I know I called them mini gable boxes, but actually it's supposed to be mini gatefold boxes. I love TGF and here are some that I used. I made these boxes for some ladies who attended a class at Teri's. I gave them a little incentive to show up. colored them in their favorite colors. this box takes only one 8 1/2" x 11" CS. so perfect to give as gifts. I made other ones for a few dear friends, but they are not posted here.
here is Cheeky Rockabilly...all dolled up in purple!

this one is called: Cheeky Mate and she's all decked out in her blues...

and the last one is Jade from Roll Call...daring to wear purple too!

if you love the images that you see...stop off at Tamiko's. you can get all these cuties there! and don't forget if you order $25 or more...FREE shipping!

"If you don't love what you do, you won't do it with much convicition or passion" ~Mia Hamm

Be Blessed,

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tamiko's Challenge #4...

It's time for another challenge at Tamiko's. This time it's to make a shaker card with a summer color theme. Sounds like fun? Come and join us...if you get this stamp! For all the deets, please stop off at Tamiko's. I really had a blast coming up with something different. I made a double shaker...can you see the microbeads in the front and the dew drops in the back? I used Honey bikini for my image. I thought that using oranges and blues are pretty summer colors. I also used the new Imaginisce DP line called Splash Dance.
here's what my card looks like. what's different is that I cut out the window on the DP, placed an acetate window over it and turned that into my first shaker. I then cut out the second window on my card CS and poured the beads in and closed it with my second acetate. I then placed the cut out image onto the acetate, poured the dew drops in and closed it up with the backside of the DP. I of course had to add my infamous flowers and sprayed it with the shimmers sparkle from Tsuineko. I really do love how this card came out cute!
I even decorated the inside...since the DP is two sided...I made sure that the colorful sea life was used to decorate the inside of this card. remember that the dots are used for the background of the shaker. I added a little sentiment and voila!
Please come join us on the fun at Tamiko's. this is your chance to try a shaker if you never did. once you made can't stop! You can use any stamp, just turn your card into a shaker and use summer colors, then add your link to Tamiko's blog. what do you have to lose? If you haven't had a chance to check out her store, please do so too. there is free shipping over $25! We will be waiting to see you and you can check out all the other ladies of the Creative Team. till then...
“I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.” Charles Swindoll

Be Blessed,

Monday, June 14, 2010

Product Spotlight...Popcorn bear

Good Morning to you this Happy Monday. I have another Product Spotlight of the week to share with you from Stamp and Create. It's another week of Popcorn bears. I decided to use the set called: birthday cuddle. I gave this to a gf who just celebrated her birthday this weekend. We also have a challenge going on at the Stamp and Create blog. It's to use a charm. I used a heart charm and the large star spacer. these are some of my favorite things to use. I added a mini prima purple rose, some crystal effects on the blanket, blossom nesties with the out of the frame techinque and I used the Kaiser Craft - La Di Da DP.
have a wonderful week...if you haven't entered our challenge...try!
here's something to think about...
“Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.”
St. Francis de Sales

Be Blessed,

Friday, June 11, 2010

Mini Gable box...

Happy Friday to you! Thanks for stopping by today...for some of us it's a holiday - Kam Day and we are off. I think it's well needed and deserved. LOL! Okay...sorry that the pictures are blurry. I forgot to take pictures before I left home and so I took it with my phone. here's fleur anya up close. I added those mini roses on the flowers on her hair and paper pieced her dress.
here's what my mini gable box looks like. I just added her to the front and closed it with half a velcro dot. I colored her with my copics then I sprayed the shimmer mist all over. hope you can see the sparkle.
this is what my box looks like once it's opened. I am giving this to a GF of mine who is celebrating her birthday today. I hope she likes it. I decided to make a smaller version of my other one and I think it's perfect to give away for small RAKS.
I am off to watch the start of the World Cup! this is my "cup" of tea!
have a wonderful weekend...till next time...this is the motto for me to live by:
“You can't just beat a team, you have to leave a lasting impression in their minds so they never want to see you again” Mia Hamm

Be Blessed,

Thursday, June 10, 2010


I have been truly blessed by such wonderful friends... I received this fantastic gift from my BFF last night. We played an awesome co-ed game and then I got home to see what was in my package. I was so estatic to see this! Michelle used those plastic cases to hold your cling stamps from SU. she really went all out to decorate this.
look at this awesome idea! she turned it into a notebook set! I love it! so I may have to CASE this one! Isn't this the most cutest thing ever!
okie on to something else that tickled me pink last night! Michelle gave me some EYE CANDY!!! woo-hoo! Introducing Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal. Get ready ladies...if you want to see some "eye candy" and some fabulous soccer...the World Cup starts this Friday! look at those ABS...its to die for...and the face is easy to look at too! heehee!
have a FAB Thursday...I will now that I got this magazine...hahaha!
till next time..."I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion" ~Mia Hamm

Be Blessed,

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wild Rose Studio...

Happy Hump Day glad I have something to share with you today =) I found these cute clear stamps at All that I first saw these cuties on Jodi's blog. then if you know me...I just had to have them! lol! they took quite some time to get to me. I received them tonight and inked them up right away!
here's my card for a dear sweet friend who's going to celebrate her birthday this weekend. her favorite color is purple too. I am on a roll with these shaker I decided to make one more. used my blossom nesties for the favorite prima roses in all different my charms too and I had to spray my sparkle shimmerz all over the card.
I hope she enjoys her card. Have a fabulous day and here's something to think about...
“Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had, and what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.”

Be Blessed,
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