Saturday, February 28, 2009

Super Star!

Do you remember that SNL skit? I so love that one! Ok...this new Hanna doesn't exactly look like the gal from the skit but I love that she's a 'super star'! :) Take a peek....

How fun is she! I had to add lots of bling for her. Hey, she's a Rock Star! I'm so excited for the release party on Monday. That should be lots of fun! :)

Be sure and check out the rest of the Hannah sneaks from the design team...Adela Rossol, Bethann Silaika, Bev Gerard, Candice Lighty, Cindy Haffner, Diana Gibbs, Frances Byrne, Ilina Crouse, Jeanne Streiff, Joycelyn Turner, Judy Workman, Kendra Wietstock, Kristi Ferro, Patti Stigsell, Sandra MacLean, Vicki Garrett ...and the other guest designer for March... Silke K. And for more fab news check out the Hanna Stamps website.

Hope you all have a great day! I will post you soon! :)

Friday, February 27, 2009

Hannah! (Post 2)

I am so excited to be one of the guest designers for Hanna Stamps this month. Today is the first sneak peek for this months new release. Woohoo! How excited are you for new Hanna stamps! :) I am so excited to be part of this months release! Fun stuff!

For todays sneak I used my Spa Riley. He's so super cute!

How cute is she! I added some Sparkly fluff from Our Craft Lounge for the towel and spa robe. Hey, what gal wouldn't love a sparkly pink towel and robe!

Be sure and check out the rest of the Hannah sneaks from the design team...
Adela Rossol
Bethann Silaika
Bev Gerard
Candice Lighty
Cindy Haffner
Diana Gibbs
Frances Byrne
Ilina Crouse
Jeanne Streiff
Joycelyn Turner
Judy Workman
Kendra Wietstock
Kristi Ferro
Patti Stigsell
Sandra MacLean
Vicki Garrett

and the other guest designer for March... Silke K.

Hope you all have a great day! :) I will post you all soon!

***Be sure and scroll down after this post for Sharon's Stamp Simply challenge. :)

Hanna Stamps Spa Riley
Papertrey Ink Ocean Tides paper and ribbon
copic markers
Our Craft Lounge Sparkly Fluff

Time To Stamp Simply! (post 1 of the day)

Yay! It's time to Stamp Simply! :) I am SOOOO excited about this weeks challenge (ssnotime76)! Do you have cabin fever? I absolutely DO! I am so ready for spring! Heck! I am actually ready to just bypass spring and head straight for summer! I would LOVE to be on a boat somewhere watching the sun set or rise...whatever! Just as long as it's warm and sunny on my face! Thus the inspiration for my card this week.

I took Papertrey Ink's new Background Basics: Retro. I decided to use one of the borders to create an ocean and then sponge a warm, sunny, sun! Take a peek....

I also added the sentiment from PTI's Handwritten Notes. This is such a sweet set! I love that the whole team came up with sentiments and that they are all in their very own handwriting! Hmm....I'm thinking someone near and dear has a couple of sentiments in this set.... ;) Yay, Becky! :)

On that sunny note, be sure and check out the rest of Sharon's team...

1. Heather
2. Dee
3. Tammy
4. Janine
5. AJ
6. Julie
7. Becky - is taking the night off.

Hope you all have a great one and that even if it isn't get to enjoy a 'sunny' day! :)

Back in a bit! :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hip Hop!

Happy Hip Hop Thursday! :) How happy are you that it's Thursday! I love this day! ...And! I LOVE the new release from Unity Stamp Co. this week! This set is absolutely amazing! It's so beautiful! Feel the Joy. Take a look....

Doesn't that image just make you go aaaaaaaaaah. It's just so serene. Doesn't it make you happy? How about one more with this stamp. I created a layout with my middle son, Carter.

This is one of my favorite pictures! When I started the layout I knew I wanted CAS...I've definitely achieved that. I must share that I feel so incredibly blessed! I absolutely have such amazing boys. They are the light of my life.

So what brings you joy? I find joy in... sons smiling faces and their laughter.
...Starbucks peppermint mocha...extra hot...with an extra shot of peppermint. ;)
...donut mornings with my sons.
...snow days stamping friends! I love you guys!
...5 years! I am so happy to be here. To enjoy the everyday with my family and friends. To have another day...another moment of laughter, tears...everything. Life is really great...good and's truly such a blessing to be here and that gives me great joy! more from me and then it's off....

This is from the February of my favorites! Take a peek...

Now it's time to head over to Christi Snow . I will see you guys in the forum! :)


Feel the Joy Card:
Feel the Joy Unity Stamp Co.
Basic Grey dsp
white card stock
watercolor crayons
chocolate chip ink
white satin ribbon SU

Feel the Joy Layout:
Feel the Joy Unity Stamp Co.
SU dsp
So Saffron card stock
black ink
Heidi Swapp butterfly
Basic Grey buttons
Top Note Sizzix die SU

KOTM Card:
KOTM Unity Stamp Co.
Basic Grey dsp
white card stock
dew drops
white satin ribbon SU
copic markers

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

We Interrupt The Cleaning Frenzy...

Holy heck! I've been working constantly on cleaning my basement and organizing my stamping stuff! One good point, the hole in the wall has been fixed. Phew! ;) Now on to painting. Of course that really should wait until I have everything put away. Hmmm....that could take an eternity! I promise to show you some pics by the mid-week NEXT week! ;) That give me a little more time to finish up and hopefully I will surprise myself and finish up a little earlier. How nice would that be!

In the meantime, how about this little quickie...and I do mean quickie! This one took all of 10 minutes...if that! ;) I made this one during VSN Friday night. While keeping things moving I realized I was short one sample and needed something fast so I threw this one together....a little panicked...but hey, it was fun!

A little background...the challenge was to pull out a stamp that you didn't like. Wowzers! That was so hard, until I remembered this one! This stamp set is from SU. I remember thinking that I HAD to have it. Why? Hmm...I still can't remember the answer to that question....but I got it. It's pretty much been in the package ever since and is now in my stack of retired that I need to get rid of! FUN challenge! Hey, they all were! I really loved VSN! But man this stamp just doesn't like me!

Do you want this one? Reply to this post and it's yours! :) Seriously, it was really hard working with it! I truly see the beauty in this stamp...REALLY I do....but working with it is such a challenge for me. It screams watercolor to me and since I am not such a fan of watercoloring I never want to stamp it! I opted to stamp, distress, and then add the circle...just to keep it simple! reply and I will choose a winner on Sunday March 1st. Hopefully one of you will be able to work magic with this one! :) to try and get busy with this whole cleaning thing. How nice would it be to actually! :) Hope you all have a great one! :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's Jacksonbelle Time Again!

Time for another fun challenge! First up, I would like to take a moment to thank Lindsey for her generosity during the Virtual Stamp Night at SCS. She is such a sweet heart and was so very generous with all of the players! Thank you, Linds! :)

Now on to the challenge! This one is to use some of our favorite Jacksonbelle products. Wowzers! Where do I even begin! That is such a hard one! Everything is sooo cute! about something old.....something new.....something.....

....well, it stops there, but that totally fits with the sentiment I chose for this card! Take a peek...

The butterfly! Wowzers! Can you believe how BEAUTIFUL that is! Holy smokes! LOVE it! The paper is Fancy Pants. The ribbon is May Arts. The stamp is Unity Stamp Co.

Now be sure and check out the rest of the Jacksonbelle team.

AJ Otto
Beth Thomas
Heather Lee-Reppen
Jill Dunn
Kimberly O'Rosky
Kisa Peters
Lynda Benden
Maren Benedict
Melissa Bove
Michelle Woerner
Rachel Baird
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry

Hope you all have a great one! :) I will post you all soon!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Moxie Monday....Challenge!

Monday Throwdown! ..ok, but first a little tidbit... It's a Moxie Fab World! Oh yeah! Have you heard about this site? This is the new Paper Crafts blog from the oh so creative editor Cath! :)

I LOVE this site! It's full of so much greatness! This week Cath is showcasing Unity! Woohoo! You are in for a special treat so be sure and check it out! :) It's one of my daily blog stops!

Now for my Monday challenge card! Throwdown! ;) ...hehe...I really love typing that! I debated on what to use today! I decided I HAD to use the KOTM! Have you seen it???? LOVELOVELOVELOVE this kit!!!! This is my kinda program! I love when I get stamps automatically each month! MY kinda club! ;) Take a look at my card for this week...

I added a little crystal effects to the frame to make it nice and shiny. LOVE this kit! Now check out the rest of the Monday gals...including the NEWEST Monday Chica...JIMMI! Woohoo! So glad she's joined the team!

....AJ Otto, Amber Height, Brooke Lien, Jeanne Streiff, Maren Benedict, and Jimmi Mayo !

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back to post you soon! :) Hugs!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

More VSN

It's Sunday! :) ...and there's still time to participate in Splitcoast Stampers Virtual Stamp Night! You have until 10 PM Eastern tonight to upload and link your cards. Don't forget to include a link here at SCS so that you receive the coupon from Jacksonbelle!

Here's one more of my challenge cards...

I have had so much fun playing this weekend! I hope you get a chance to join us! :) Back in a bit! :)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

VSN...Day 2

Are you ready for another round of VSN! :) I am so excited about today! VSN is soooo much fun! There is still time to play! Which means there is still time for you to get in on the fun prizes! ...and don't forget the coupon from Jacksonbelle for all who play along! Be sure and link here so that we can PM the code to you.
Here's one more of my VSN creations. This one is for a Split Negative challenge. I was so excited about this challenge because this is a technique I haven't tried before. I really love to do new things and step out of my comfort zone.
I used Unity's Tea Time Toile background for this one. The sentiment is from Dawn McVey's new Damask Designs from Papertrey Ink. You can pick up the ribbon and melon card stock there as well.
I'm off to SCS for more stamping fun! I hope you all join us! :)

Friday, February 20, 2009


It's time for the VSN! I hope you have a chance to head over to SCS for a weekend full of fun challenges! We've got lots of prizes...yup PRIZES! :) So many things! Every player will get a coupon code from Lindsey at Jacksonbelle! FUN!

I would like to share one of the cards that I have uploaded tonight. I used Dawn McVey's new stamp set from Papertrey for this one. Take a peek....

The paper is new PTI as is the ink and ribbon. I LOVE the new stuff! I hope you all get a chance to play along this weekend. There are so many fun challenges in store!

Post you all soon! :)

It's Stamp Simply Time!

Time to Stamp Simply! :) Sharon has such a fun challenge for us! Stamp anything....anything...but...only use black ink! ONLY black! You can find all the deets at Sharon's blog. I hope you get to play with this one. Be sure and use the keyword ssnotime75 when you upload at SCS.

I was so excited to get my new Kit of the Month from Unity and decided to use the super cute butterfly for this one. Take a look....

The paper is Basic Grey. I LOVE this paper! Be sure and check out the rest of Sharon's team.....Julie, Janine, Tammy, Dee, Becky, AJ, and Heather.

I hope to see you all at SCS tonight! I'm soooo excited about the VSN! :) Post you all soon! :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dog Soup

Hip Hop! :) Hope you are all enjoying the blog hop so far! I so love all of the fabulous eye candy! First up for me a little snippet about the Store More Stamps by Little Monkeys storage system. Wowzers! I LOVE this system! Although I haven't done anything fancy with my system...yet!....I have mine sitting on my desk and it's wonderful. I use this for all of my upcoming projects. I put my stamps that I am working with in the sleeves and they are right on my desk at the ready. This system ROCKS! :)

Next project for today. I created a little mini book to share with you. I used a couple of last weeks releases from Unity for this one. I'm using Rain and Flowers and Numbers, etc. for this one.

I used an acrylic 6X6 Bind-it-All book kit for this but instead of using my machine and rings I opted to use my crop-a-dile and a couple of book rings.....
I paper pieced the umbrella and then went over the top with Crystal Effects. The paper is Cosmo Cricket. The ribbon is PTI. The little guy is my youngest picking flowers on the deck. It was a beautiful day and we were all just hanging out.
Here's a look at the first page with the book open....
Next up...Hayden adding the flowers to the dog bowl......
.....and of course a little milk...........
...then you have to mix it up....with your feet of course......
...look at Daisy...hmmm....she doesn't look convinced...... why not TASTE TEST! AH! Holy smokes!.......
Yeah, mother of the year! ...and look at his face when he realizes I was watching!.....
...the little stinker! ;)
So...April showers bring dog soup at the Buck house!......
I don't normally let my kid drink out of the dog bowl but I will share that during the least last was a constant battle to keep him out of it! He LOVES messing with it. I think I have a future chef on my hands! ;)
Now head on over to Patter Cross for the rest of the hop. I will see you all in the forum! :)

Birthday RAK

Thank you so much for all of your sweet birthday wishes! You are all so wonderful! I wanted to share one of the cute birthday cards that came in the mail.....

This one is from Danielle. It had the sweetest note with some super cute card toppers in it. Thank you, Danielle! I LOVE it! :) You can see more of Danielle's (cydriving) at SCS.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

One Layout...Two Cards

...and NEW STAMPS!

How excited do you get when new stamps arrive! Woohoo! :) I'm doing the happy dance because new stamps are in the house! I so love when that happens! I couldn't wait to ink everything up! But there is so little time! Ugh! Yesterday was a crazy one so I only had time in the evening. What's a girl to do????

How about one of my favorite quickies....for two different cards. It's EPLS...but I just had to whip something out with these super cute stamps! LOVE them!

First up....Papertrey Ink's new Tags For fast did that arrive! Holy heck! I am so excited! I ordered Saturday night and it's here on Tuesday! Wowzers! I was so excited with all of the new releases. This is one of my favorites. I created a super simple card with this one. Take a look.....

I used the new Melon Berry paper and ink. The ribbon is also PTI. Holy Moly...there are so many new and wonderful things over at PTI!

Next up....Our Craft Lounge! LOVE these gals and their stamps are soooo much fun! I used Granny's Support Team for this little quickie. This one is actually near and dear to my heart. When I saw it in fact I knew I had to have this set. If you are a frequent reader of my blog you know that I am a cancer may even remember me talking about my very best friend in the world who had breast cancer. It is so very important that each of us take care of 'squishing' the girls every now and again...just to make sure things are the way they are supposed to be. How fun to be able to send out a card to all of my girlfriends and remind them of that fact! Here's the card they will receive.....

How much do you love this set! I LOVE the sentiment! Just tell it like it is! It's so important!

Wowzers! I am on sensory overload here today! I can't wait to have a few more minutes to create with my new stamps! I'm so excited!
Ok...time for me to head out. I hope you are all doing well. I promise to share a few pics in the next couple of days of the new stamping digs. The drawers come tomorrow...or today depending on when you read hopefully I will have everything put away and organized by the weekend.
I hope you are all doing well! :) I will post you really soon! :)

It's Jacksonbelle Time!

It's time for another Jacksonbelle challenge. This week we are casing the ever so talented Kimberly O'Rosky. I chose this super cute card to case. How adorable is that! I pulled out some Basic Grey and the stamps are Lizzie Anne.....

Now be sure and check out the rest of the Jacksonbelle team....

AJ Otto
Beth Thomas
Heather Lee-Reppen
Jill Dunn
Kimberly O'Rosky
Kisa Peters
Lynda Benden
Maren Benedict
Melissa Bove
Michelle Woerner
Rachel Baird
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry

I hope you all get a chance to play with this one! :) I'm off! I will post you all soon! :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

One Of My Favorites

Happy Monday funday! :) Todays Monday challenge is to create a card using your favorite holiday. I quite frankly don't think I've ever met a holiday I don't like!'s Presidents day...I LOVE that one! At the time this posts I will be heading over to the donut shop with the boys to start our day 'off'. You know, part of what makes a holiday fun is the time off of school! I love just hanging out with them and playing!

My card for today is inspired more by what I came across while organizing yesterday than anything else! I am still so far out from being finished with that but I couldn't believe some of the paper I came across. Take a peek....

OMHeck! I LOVED this paper when it was released a couple of years ago! I honestly didn't realize I still had any left! Wowzers! I knew I just had to pull out one of my favorite Halloween stamps from Unity to finish the job! FUN!

Now check out the rest of the gals....AJ Otto, Amber Height, Brooke Lien, Jeanne Streiff, Maren Benedict.

I hope you all have a wonderful day! I will post you all soon! :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Sunday!

Phew! I cannot believe the whirlwind week I've had! Between school stuff, house stuff, stamping's been quite the crazy week!

First up....this is my last month as a dirty girl! I move to the alumni section after this. Awww.... I have had so much fun creating for Splitcoast! It has been such an honor and the time really flew by! Be sure and check out everyones won't be disappointed! Everything is BEAUTIFUL! cabinets were installed! Woohoo! :) I promise to share some pictures once I get organized. They installed on Friday but I haven't had a chance to stop and put anything away! Everything is still spread out on the basement floor!

I will share one little photo. I went downstairs at one point Friday to see if the guys needed anything to drink and the look that one of them gave me! He was crouched and leaning against the wall trying to screw something into one of the cabinets. I was thinking 'man, it's just water'! Then he says 'I think I just went through the wall'.

Seriously! He did! lol! OMHeck! Ok...good thing he wasn't hurt because seriously I couldn't stop laughing! His face was a riot! Poor guy! It's a good thing I laughed! He was soooooo worried I would be mad. It stinks...but it's all good....or will be once the drywall guy comes next week. Anyhow...take a peek....

Now I am off to finish my nearly 11! It's been a crazy morning as well! ;) I hope you are all doing well. I am off to organize!

Post you soon! :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Initials Here!

It's time to Stamp Simply! This weeks challenge is to create...anything...using a monogram. You can find out all of the specifics at Sharon's blog. I LOVE monograms. I decided to create a little monogram notecard for this one....thinking black and white....this is what I came up with....

I used my JustRite Stamper for this one. The paper is from Papertrey Ink as is the ribbon. I embossed the white strip of paper with my cuttlebug swiss dots folder.

Be sure and check out the rest of Sharon's team.....Julie, Janine, Tammy, Dee, Becky, AJ, and Heather.

Hope you are all doing well! I will post you soon! :)