Monday, October 27, 2008

All those October bithdays again!

So...I told you - 7 birthdays for us in October...mine being on the 5th is great because I get cards at every birthday party in October!! Love it! Anyway - Saturday was Stephanie's 23rd birthday....23...WOW....wasn't she just going off to kindergarten? Crap - it means I am old...well, as the saying goes, "Growing old is mandatory, growing up isn't!!" So - since my favorite past time is coloring....I won't grow up!! LOL So - tomorrow is Bob's and Halloween is Dad's so dinner out tomorrow and Wednesday, school celebrates all October birthdays after school Thursday (I feel a Lemon Drop coming on!) - and Halloween celebrations on Friday! Jam packed FUN!! Yippee!!

So - since my darling is a demo too, the card had to be "boo-ful" - so this lil gem from page 89 of the catty was perfect...since my brain stopped functioning without enough sleep, I had to CASE - but I can still color!!

Stamps: Eastern Influences
Ink: Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Close to Cocoa, Stazon black
Paper: tangerine tango, very vanilla, watercolor paper, DSP Haiku
Access: 5/8 old olive grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, aqua painter, distressing tool

Here is Stephanie with her ice cream cake - Bob made sure we had a cake for her on Sunday when she decided she wanted us to take her out...since her Dad went AWAY for her birthday with his wife to the shore house - AFTER asking her to go with him on a father /daughter weekend ....IDIOT! And he wonders why she has issues with him...DUH! My DH bought her the cake, made sure he called her on her birthday, and sang (badly) to her when we lit the's NOT rocket science....see that cheesey smile....she is HAPPY! Of course, it's really just cause she's with her mama....

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Civil Union card...

Oh my! I had to think on this creation...I wanted it just right and I wanted it classy and appropriate...and look at this gem!! I made origami tuxedo shirts and when I started the folding, I accidentally scored a line down the middle - at first I thought it was a mistake but then I realized it looked like Bob's tuxedo shirt - so I ran upstairs to drag out his tux and shirt - and then I thought...hmmmm...cummerbund and bow, like, totally, like, what I wanted man....

I used Going Gray as the base with the shirts double mounted on black and the darker basic gray...used my ticket corner punch for emphasis, and I embossed the saying in black so it would stand out and be shiny (like the patent leather shoes of course!!) The saying is from the set....uh oh...I am going to have to look that up...and....OMG -its 1/4 after 1 am - ok - since I get up at 5!!! (idiot!) I will need to come back and post the name of the dang set!! Thanks for looking!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


OK - did you think there was lil earthquake this mornin'? Well - NOPE! It was me fallin' off the friggin' chair!!!!!!!!

I was chosen as a winner in Queen Shelli's Creative Challenge for October!!!

I almost didn't make the entries as I put it in on the 15th...the last second.....of course....(you know me!) Check out my Halloween card a few posts down...ITS A WINNER!!!!



You have no idea what this has done for me....I was so happy and excited I didn't know whether to cry or throw I did both!!! (thanks Mom for your temperamental stomach!) This is the second occurrence of a most awesome thing to happen since my birthday....

ok - gotta go and spread the news....I am going to be black and blue all over from pinching myself!!! OMG!!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Tease of Our Last Girls' Night Out!!

Here is a quick peek at the three cards we did on October 3rd for my Girls' Night Out event...I will post these lovely beauts one at a time later...I am too tired right now and who knows WHAT I might write!! And - 5 am comes awfully early for humans....YIKES!! (at least THIS human!! LOL)

Also just a quick share...I found a kindred spirit who is "da bomb!" that I would love to be friends with.....I saw her today for a few minutes while I got some new frames {sniff sniff - no contacts - except for play when I go out ...drat!!!} Anywho ...her name is Gail Pelosi and she is my new eye doctor....I highly recommend her if you're in the me if you want the deets! Unfortunately, we have met a few (DOZENS) of doctors in the last 15 years - and when you find a gem you gotta grab 'em and keep 'em!! They are few and far between....

More Non Su Front & Center!!!

Thank goodness this is my blog and I can make exceptions when I want!! TEE HEE! AND since I am still are four more birthday cards I received from my SBS9 sistahs!! Are they not gorgeous and ain't I lucky!!??!! Yes I know I am lucky...So - share with me my happiness...Many Thanks Sistahs!!! ENJOY!

From Katie (L) and Manna (R) ...and this IS SU!

From Gina (L) and Louise as in LuLu (R)

Monday, October 6, 2008

ooooooohhhhhhhhh- spooky!!!!

Halloween's a comin!!!!!

I will post the recipe later...but I wanted to share with you my first Halloween card.....using a lil Zindorf brayer style...

Edited to add: THIS IS THE SO SHELLI WINNER!!! Holy Smokes!!!

and the winner IS......

Random Sequence Generator (from
Here is your sequence:
15 ; 5; 13 ; 25 ; 38 ...

So the winner at place number 15 is:


Here is her post:

Congratulations on the double celebrations! Thanks for the opportunity to win these fabulous stamps. Stamping is what I enjoy best as you can use several techniques on to the image after.Link and post is on my blog.
9/26/2008 3:41 AM


sorry about the delay in posting - my birthday yesterday was chock full of fun and I wasn't home most of the day...and it wasn't until now that I had an extra minute during my break at work...Thanks everyone for playing and for helping me celebrate both my birthday and my 5k hits...

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Heeeeerrrrrreeeeee's Candy!!!! (Think Johnny Carson!)

This post will stay at the top until October 5th (my birthday) when I will pick the winner using a random number generator! You have until October 5th, 2008, NOON Eastern Standard Time US.

Celebration Time, Come on!!!! Yessiree Bob, past the 5k mark thanks to all of you! SO- on to candyland!!! Check out the picture of the blog candy I am offering y'all!

The candy is a set of 12 Studio G, Clear Stamps of the 12 calendar months Jan to Dec, plus a scrapbooking set and one clear block. They are so dang cute and adorable - and it took me 7 stores to get a complete set to offer them to you... So what do you have to do to win these?

  1. leave a comment on this post about why you love stamping or scrapping - OR what your favorite technique is.
  2. if you have a blog - please post and let everyone know about my candy offer - and leave me a link so I can see your blog!!
  3. only one entry per person
  4. this is not restricted to US (which is why I don't have SU stuff - afraid to somehow break the demo rules about mailing stuff out of the US)
  5. Have a GREAT October month (and enjoy the rest of Sept too!! LOL)

Thanks for visiting! And KEEP ON STAMPIN'!!!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Not SU - but I want this front & center!

Lookie how lucky I am!! My birthday is in 3 days and my SBS9 sistahs, Sue and Natalie have both sent me a card!! From across the seas!! WOO HOO!!! As my students would say, 'totally bangin!!!" So even though I usually only post SU on my front dear sistahs get front page today regardless!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! You SO made my day!

This one above is from Sue (love those Sarah Kay!!)

This one is from Natalie! And I LOVE purple!!
Thanks again, girls! You ROCK!!