Sunday, February 10, 2019


Hello stamping friends! I decided many years ago to take a short break from blogging because running the kiddos around to all their sports activities was consuming all of our time. Darling husband was traveling a lot for work - and my babies were my first priority. Well that short break has turned into several years. :0( I have been stamping and scrapbooking away-but just have not taken the time to share them because there was just no time! I decided that this would be the year I would get back into blogging. I enjoyed my blogging groups from the past and blog challenges from splitcoast stampers when I was blogging, and now that my littles are teenagers I feel like this is the perfect time for me to jump back into sharing my crafts. I may even add some cooking/baking - which I also love! So glad to be back! This cute little card was created for a co-workers baby shower. My new obsession is the Riley the Moose stamps. This little guy is so fun to stamp and color! This Riley Moose stamp is "moose in the moon". I stamped him in Black Momento ink, and colored him in with my Prisma markers. I now - Copics are the cool markers! I just cant really afford them. :0( I have had my Prisma markers for years-they are a cheaper version. I love them! Some day I may switch to Copics - but for now these work just great! I love to color these images! It is very therapeutic! Happy coloring!

Friday, March 9, 2012

umbrella bella

I am trying to catch up with the stamping bella forum challenges on Splitcoast stampers. This bella card is for bella friday challenge #8. The challenge was to use POLKA DOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was a little overwhelmed because i have so much polka dot paper - I didn't know where to start! I decided to paperpiece the umbrella with my polka dot background paper to tie this whole look together. The image is stamped in momento black ink onto whisper white cs and colored in with my prisma markers. The cs base is SU violet and then the polka dot layer ontop is topped with another violet layer of cs and then the bella image. Isn't she just fabulous!?! Love ya!

Friday, February 17, 2012


Well Stamping Bella is back on and I am sooo excited! My bellas are my go to stamps for just about everything! I am catching up on my bellarific friday challenges. This is for bellarific friday challenge #5. The card is for my moms birthday which we celebrated last weekend. My mom and I are kinda coffee nuts! And I LOVER the bellas so this is the perfect image for this card!!!!!!!!!!! The image is stamped in momento bladck ink and colored in with prisma markers. Hope you love it!!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Well it has been another super-long weekend here at the homestead! A little less crazy than last weekend - that is for sure! We did run around a lot yesterday for gymnastics, grocery shopping - the usual. But today was a little bit more relaxed. We slept in this morning (the kids slept until 7:30) - that NEVER happens!!!! We had another birthday party this weekend for my little baby cousin Hailee. She turned 2 a few weeks ago. She is soooo adorable! Anyway - she LOVES Minnie Mouse - so of course I had to make her a Minnie Mouse card! The stamp is a clear stamp from Disney that I snagged at Michaels a long time ago. I stamped her with Tuxedo Black Momento ink on SU whisper white paper. I colored her with my prisma markers and then mounted her on a layer of glittery pink paper from a DCWV glitter stack. The card base is SU pretty in pink, and the middle layer is from a Disney princess scrap pack. I added a little glittery bling to Minnie's bow and shoes using doodle bug glitter sugar. Isn't she adorable! Anyway - I did stamp some valentines goodies today as well - but I have to go to bed because the snow is supposed to be coming tomorrow morning during rush hour so I have to leave a little earlier in the morning than usual so I can try and beat the storm. Thanks for visiting! h

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy birthday Evan

One more for the weekend! Little Evan (friends son) had his first birthday party Saturday afternoon. I was searching for the perfect 1st birthday card - but the image I was looking for I couldn't find :0( While searching for "the perfect image" I found the build a bear stamp sets from SU! I used to use them all the time - but haven't pulled them out in a while. I thought they would be perfect for a 1 year old birthday. I stamped the image on SU! whisper white cs in tuxedo black momento ink. I colored the images with my prisma markers. I added a little balloon to the build a bear image. The card base is from a DCWV cs pack from Hobby Lobby (very similar to SU brilliant blue) the DP is also a scrap from DCWV birthday extravaganza pack. I hope you love him!

Sock Monkey rocks!

Well - we had a crazy busy weekend here at our house! Friday night we had a birthday party for DD and DS's friend down the street. I rushed home from work (while stopping to pick up a quick present) and ran DS down for the party. (DD couldn't go -she was grounded - but thats another store altogether!! Saturday morning we had gymnnastics, lunch with my mom at the Bread Company for her birthday and when we got home from there we had another birthday party. What a crazy start to the weekend right! Then today DS had another birthday party for a friend from his class at school - and we picked him up and came home for the superbowl. The monkey birthday card was for today's party. I love this little sock monkey from SU! It was a must have back when it was first released! I am on a kick to use up some scraps from my scrap box - and this birthday dp from DCWV was in there - thought it would be perfect for a little kids birthday! The sock monkey is stamped in tuxedo black momento ink and colored with my prisma markers. The card base is SU tempting turquoise and the sock monkey is framed in SU! certainly celery. I meant to stamp a birthday hat on the monkey but cut the paper too short - so instead I stamped a cupcake in his hand. I added some doodlebug sugar glitter to the icing on the cupcake for some BLING! Cute huh? Hope you love it! H

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

a little mojo?

Who doesn't love this cute little changito monkey?! I think I will always go pull these little guys out when I need to find my MOJO! How cute are these little monkeys!!!!!!!!! I feel completely overwhelmed lately - and haven't been able to find any time to stamp or create - which makes me feel sad and frustrated :0( I have ideas for things in my head - but I never seem to find the time to get them created. I have quite the collection of these little monkeys - and I just love them all! But when I buy them I have the best of intentions - to make the cutest cards and projects. I feel more like a collector these days than a crafter! I plan to change all that immediately! I have cleaned my studio and tried to get organized so when I go down - I can craft and create instead of clean and look for stuff. Anyway - this cute little birthday card was for my FIL's birthday - we went over to have breakfast with them on Saturday before DD's gymnastics class. My MIL makes me so happy when she gets excited about the cards I make for everyone - and she thought this little guys was just adorable on FIL's card! I used the birthday changito monkey stamp, stamped on whisper white cs with black momento ink. The layers are cut with large scallop oval Mauvy punch in whisper white and bliss blue. The DP is from the DCWV birthday extravagaza pack. Everything was layered ontop a base of bliss blue card base. I hope you love it!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Birthday bling

When I saw this new stampendous stamp on their website I knew I had to have it! I don't know how "new" it is - but it was the first time I saw it and I got all excited!! This is the cling cupcake XL - itsn't it the cutest The cupcake was stamped in momento tuxedo black ink on whisper white cs and colored in with my copic markers. The glittery layer under the mail layer is from the DCWV birthday glitter stack. This glittery layer is 1 3/4 inches and layered ontop of a 2 inch wide layer of light aqua paper. All of this was layered ontop of the main layer of SU tempting turquoise. For a little added bling I glued some SU chunky glitter ontop of the icing for the cupcake. The SU chunky glitter was a surprise find when I unvpacked after the flood - but I knew it would be perfect for this card.
Oh BTW - this card was for my DS's 7th birthday. Of coarse he loved it! I tend to migrate to stamps like this that are neutral - and can be used for male or female cards. They are my favoirite!

Hope you love this one as much as I do!

Love ya!