Saturday, February 28, 2009

Glittery Lace Technique

I made this card yesterday for Deb's Favorite Techniques Swap. The technique is glittery lace. It is really quite simple to do and the finished product is so sparkly and gorgeous! (The picture doesn't do it justice.)

A friend of mine - Jessie - taught me how to do this. Isn't she clever?!?!? She loves to make those little ATC cards and is so very very creative.

To do this technique, follow these simple steps:

  • Cut white cardstock to size and run it through a Xyron machine to complete cover with adhesive.

  • Adhere a piece of lace fabric to the sticky side of the cardstock. Sprinkle on fine glitter - any color you choose - and shake off excell. Then remove the lace.

  • Sprinkle on a second color of fine glitter. This will fill in the places where the lace was before.

Very simple!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lookie Lookie!

Hey Ladies... you've got to go check out Elzybells new stamps. Wow! They are just too cute. I want them all... but my very favorite one is Hey Cupcake. Hmmmmmmmm... wonder which one is your favorite. Here's the link: Go ahead and take a look. You know you want to!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Spring Bouquet Card

I don't know about you, but I am soooooo ready for Spring!

During all the yucky winter weather we've been having, I've had plenty of time to surf the web... looking at blogs, join card swaps, buy stamping supplies, etc. It's been fun!

A couple of days ago I discovered a challenge that I just had to try. It's on Gabby's blog - Confessions of a Stamper. You should go check it out, 'cuz it is so fun. Here's the link to her blog:

Anyway, she has this Saturday challenge this week complete with a template for making these Spring Bouquet cards. I'd never seen one before, so wanted to try it. This is what I came up with.

I like it so much that I'm going to tweak it a bit and then use it as my card for the April Showers Bring May Flowers Card Swap that I'm in. It's on Splitcoaststampers and is hosted by blusky. If you're interested in joining Vivian's swap, check it out at this link:

Vivian, if you see this post, what do you think? Would this card be okay for your swap???

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


My my! You need to go to Kelly's blog and check out the BLOG CANDY she's giving away. It's incredible! Here's the link:

Congratulations to Kelly on her 1-month Blog-aversary! Way to go!!!! (BTW, I sure hope I win.)

Monday, February 16, 2009


EEK! There's a mouse in the house!!!

A mouse I made using my paper punches, that is. Isn't he just the cutest little thing - about as cute as a mouse can get, anyway.

I had fun creating this card for a card swap I'm in. Jamie (jbkmak) is the hostess. She's great!

And the sentiment goes out to all my blogger friends...

Love you more than cheese!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


My dear husband bought me a box full of transparencies for our 26th Anniversary. Now, before you say, "That's not very romantic!" let me assure you, it is! Why? Because that is EXACTLY what I asked for!!!

Anyway, this is my very first creation with the transparencies. It is a clear card shaped like a fish bowl. There are two adorable Goldfish "swimming" in the fish bowl (thanks to SU Fishy Friends) and some sea weeds growing at the bottom (thanks to SU Whale Wishes). Complete with lots of bubbles, both embossed (Cuttlebug Embossing) and Stickles.

I think it turned out pretty cute! I hope those involved in Jen's O-FISH-AL card swap on Splitcoast Stampers will like it, too... 'cuz I just mailed them off to her to be swapped out among some other stampers there.

Oh... and by the way... today is Valentine's Day! And my DH has done it again - sweet man that he is! He is taking me to my most favorite restaurant. Olive Garden! (And he doesn't like any kind of pasta, so that is very very sweet of him!!!)

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My Mardi Gras Card

This is the card I created a couple of days ago for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards Card Swap that I am enjoying on The theme (selected by the hostess of the month of February - Mary) is Mardi Gras. My card is tame - no beads, wild sayings, etc. But I like the glittery look of the stamped image and the color combination. I hope my SCS Sisters will like it!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Check this Out

I've been searching out there in cyber space today. I am always amazed at the incredible things I find... but today I think I hit the jackpot!!! I found the most incredible blog. My!!! I was so inspired by her stamping creations that I just couldn't quit searching in her many many posts.

Soooooooooo... StampOwl's Studio is the very first blog I've posted on my Blog's list. Check her out!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

WOW Moments of January

I was planning to post my personal Top Ten list for January to my blog yesterday. But then I discovered the tagging situation and had to deal with that instead. Having taken care of that now, I’m ready to post my Top Ten.

My Top Ten List of Wow Moments for January 2009

10. I sorted through closets, shelves, boxes, and yes, entire rooms of my house AND took over 25 boxes of stuff to the local thrift store.

9. I redecorated our family room with a travel theme.

8. I took down the Christmas decorations – a mere 24 trees this year (compared to last years 43 trees).

7. I survived the cold cold days of January – one day it actually got as low as 38 degrees BELOW zero. That’s cold!!!

6. I signed up for lots and lots of swaps. (I currently am involved in 25 swaps. Yikes!)

5. I finally updated my SCS gallery.

4. I signed up to be a Chemo Angel and got my buddy four days later.

3. I made 121 cards!!!

2. I got my first Avatar on SCS – thanks to enablers Cheryl and Kelly!!!

And, the number one WOW of January…. (drum roll please)

1. I created a blog!!!