Saturday, February 27, 2010

little fishies

one of my favorite cards as of late. Done for a mini virtual stamp night on split coast stampers. The challenge was 1) kissing technique running the edge of the stamp in a stamp pad or use a marker to edge it with. 2) S curve tried to do a couple here 4) PINK gads not my favorite color but I think I like the fish in pink got me out of always doing them in yellow and orange.

All stamps are Stamp in the hand, technique is direct to glossy paper and some stippling. I love this technique fought to me by Joyce hazen that use to demo for stamp in the hand. She was SOOOO good at this

Thursday, February 25, 2010


A challenge on split coast stampers website. to create a card in less than 45 minutes that had snow on it. I used iridescent ice embossing powder for this. All stamps are stampin up.

Below shows the moose a bit more he is pop dotted on the scene.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

cherished dog

the story begins with a pup named Duncan from Republic Washington. AKA wild thing, Doodles, and trouble sometimes.

all layouts done from a class at my ctmh demo's. Pictures were put on later.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

chalked lilacs

A challenge from the split coast stampers website this was first stamped in craft white then daubed with chalk. You can see it a little bit more with the closeup below. All stamps are stampin up.

Friday, February 19, 2010

old teaches young

My favorite shot is the one where Duncan (pup) is sitting under the chin of Storm (older dog) this was taken not long before we had to put storm down. I think Duncan knew that it was a bad day for Storm he stuck by his side the whole day and didn't run around like a wild thing like he normally does.

CTMH products

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Winter olympics

A challenge from the splitcoast stampers site we had to do something that was a spotlight and if we added the Olympic ring colors into it that was even better. all stamps are by penguin pants rubber stamps. used punches on this as well. the main snowflakes are embossed with iridescent ice.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Some pictures from Turnbull National Wildlife refuge Refuge. We were lucky enough to spot a few birds and coyote but not the best of days. next time

layout done with CTMH products.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

hearts galore

Did this at a stampin up class with Sharon my favorite stampin up demo. this simple but beautiful card was a big hit with us. The background is big shotted (embossing folder) the red heart is from a sizelet ( I know I spelled that wrong) a must have if you like hearts, and the next heart is stamped on white with a heart set that currently has $2.00 going to the red cross for Haiti, and then was punched out with the heart punch. roller wheeled the words punched the scallops on the bottom and added some ribbon. oh wait also a small glitter heart punched out with their new heart punch that stores oh so nice.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


this is NOT what I would call a very good card but I was doing a challenge for the VSN mini night a while back the theme was to do something that represented a flag color I chose Poland red and white since that is my heritage but then I added the black so that is more like Trinidad.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

having fun

My niece, nephew and my son Kris. Not a defect on the picture just very heavy rain he came in soaked in just moments playing with the dog.

CTMH products. hope you aren't getting sick of seeing scrap booking pages. I have these preset to only come out once every 4 days.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happiness is Atc

Did this for a swap and really didn't care for my first shot at the happiness is theme (above) a picture of my puppy and some stickers and jewels. so just had to do another one and I like it much more.

Done with a piece of chipboard under a layer of metal. Burnished and then a punched heart and some vellum sayings.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

birthday fun

Kris's 16th birthday party. my husband just loved his haircut NOT!!!
luckily it was short lived about 6 months. All layouts are done with CTMH products. I love going to classes at my ctmh demo's but I have MANY layouts to fill a goal for 2010 is to get them filled with pictures.

Friday, February 5, 2010

butterfly birthday

An atc done for February birthdays.

butterfly stamped in pink and highlight with red markers. Stamp by tin can mail.

Happy Birthday stamp by stampin up.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Duncan and the old man

by now you have realized that I did some scrap booking lately and I have scheduled out some of the pages so that they are spread out along with some cards (hopefully) One of the batches of photos I had was of our newest westie (well 2006 he was new) and some of our "old man" storm he is 17 in these pictures and was put down September 11, 2006 sadly. He will live in our hearts forever.

But the new little guy "storm" is working out pretty good I have to say.

All paper CTMH

Monday, February 1, 2010

Little bird card

this little bird punch was the first thing on my must have list from stampin up. not only is the punch stored better than most punches this is just toooo cute. I can see lots of uses for it.

Did this from a stampin up class with my demo sharon