Sunday, June 21

Trendy Trees Swap

I've been meaning to post these cards from a swap I was in last month! In an earlier post I shared the card I used for this swap and these are the ones I received back, I think they are all pretty great!

This card is made by Lorraine Toll

This card is by Julie Ramos

This card is by Tonya Allen

This card is made by Barbara Dykhouse

This card is made by Cheryl Schroeder

This card is made by Missi Hackman

This swap is hosted by Jeanna Bohanon. She does several swaps every month for different stamp sets. This month I joined Loads of Love and the Friendly Words swap! I should be receiving those soon, I can't wait! Click her name to check out her blog and wait for the July swap to start!

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, June 20

Cards for the Contractors in Afghanistan Sent!!

Again, I've waited too long to post! Its been one crazy week for me! I backed my van into our babysitters car and lost the keys to my husbands truck completely...I think our house ate them! Just in case you didn't know like me, its not that easy to get a key made, they have to program the key to your if you have no must get your car towed to the dealership or sweet talk the guys in charge! So be sure to have some spares! Crazy week!
In the midst of it all and with the help of my sister-in-law I was able to finish off organizing and sealing the cards in the plastic envies. The huge box of cards was sent out to Afghanistan a few days ago! And I mean HUGE...with the help of some wonderful stampers there was over 500 cards and the box was a whopping 27 pounds!!

I want to send out a very special thanks to everyone that helped:
-Karen Reid from Arizona for donating cards
-Judy Jackson from Pennsylvania for donating cards
-Patty Bennett from California for donating cards (Well over 300 came from Patty!! I had never seen so many cards in my life! I'm a pretty new stamper but I can't imagine producing that many even with help, click her name to go to her site and see her wonderful group converting card fronts!)
-Susan Kubira who helps run an amazing organization called From Our Hearts they regularly send thousands of cards to the troops overseas. Her wonderful advice on sending cards overseas was extremely helpful!

For the next shipment of cards I am going to try and concentrate on some of the categories that were short when I sent this box. Please let me know if you would like to help!
Miss You Cards, Anniversary Cards, Congratulations Cards, Religious Cards, Get Well, Sympathy and upcoming Holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Of course all other cards are welcomed as well! Even a donation of a box of envelopes or clear envelopes would be great! Eventually I am hoping to send out a similar box to the contractors in Iraq as well!

I'll be posting cards from my last swap in May featuring the Trendy Trees Set tomorrow!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, June 15

love love love

This is the card I made today for Sudsol's Chat & Challenge, I must have Scarlet & Grey on the mind! I immediately went to Bravo Burgundy and Basic Grey! I had a wonderful day yesterday at the OSU stadium watching my cousin graduate! Although sitting in the blazing sun for 3 hours wasn't the most comfortable, the commencement speaker was THE John Glenn, it was pretty awesome to here his speech and it was a good one! I have never been to the stadium before so that was neat too! My husband is not such a fan...booo! Anyways on with the card...
I can't think of the name of the movie the love love love comes from but I always say it to my husband because it cracked me up so I used it on here by using my markers to color the love on the love you, I can't think of the movie for the life of me. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

Sunday, June 14

I got a blog award!!!!

My bloggin' sister Marisol gave me this award. This award comes with stipulations that I tell you ten things about myself and pass it on to seven other people.

1. I love the outdoors and hiking and exploring in the woods.
2. I drink an insane amount of tea! Has to be fresh and I love Maté.
3. My 3 babies are all born on October 2nd but different years
4. I love gardening, everything about it. I find that planting a new garden is a lot of work but even more rewarding when you see the finished product.
5. I love cereal and could eat it for my 3 meals of the day.
6. My neighbor and friend introduced me to stampin' up and I've been addicted ever since. I heart Stampin' Up!!!
7. I joined the Army at 17
8. I found out I was pregnant with my 1st when I was deployed in Kuwait a month before we went to war and into Iraq. Before I left country, I was able to travel 2 hours across bumpy desert to the Iraq border to tell my husband, its not like I could give him a call so he was pretty shocked to see me and for the big news!
9. I love to watch my children sleep, after a hard day watching them makes me realize why its all worth it.
10. I take my laptop all around my house with me so that I won't miss an instant message from my husband!

These are all blogs that I love and visit regularly, check em' out! My seven nominees are:

Thanks Marisol for my 1st blog award! It is quite exciting!

Thursday, June 11

Lots of Bots Preview

Just a quick post tonight! Its late and I'm hungry! I just finished Sudsol's Chat & Challenge and am excited to share the card I came up with! Jen Clendineng made the sketch it was a lot of fun, if you are a member of SUDSOL you should join in!
For this card I used the Lots of Bots stamp set that will be in the new catalog and available to purchase July 1st! I used the retiring Rainbow Sherbet DSP, Tempting Turquoise Ribbon, Fresh Favorites Buttons and a few punches. Isn't he cute?

Good Night!

Wednesday, June 10


Fathers Day is right around the corner and here is what I have made for my dad! I think its pretty manly and sooo him! I'm usually a day before kinda girl or even more likely the day of any occasion I'm rushing about wrapping, crafting and just trying to put something together! I'm so proud of myself for getting this done early!

I kept it easy with this card, Basic Black, Basic Grey and Very Vanilla! I used the Basic Grey DSP from Hostess Patterns Pack II and 4 of the brushed silver brads. I used the tag corner punch to make the tags for the inside and a little linen thread. Roughed up the sides a bit and Water-colored the words! Easy Peasy!

This set is such a great 'man' set! Thanks to my bloggin' star sister Lorita Edwards I was able to see just how fun it is! You see I was telling her how I liked her card and wished I would have got it and she sent me a bunch of stamped images from the set! How nice is that! Check out her card using this set here!
Thank You Lorita!!

Monday, June 8

In Colors 2009 sneak peek!!

Oh man, I can't believe its been so long! I'm sorry! Especially to my bloggin' stars group for going MIA on them!! I'm finally feeling better and back at it! My kids and I have been sick the past couple weeks and that on top of getting our house up for sale and normal day to day I haven't had much time for anything! Here are some cards I made using the NEW 2009-2010 In Colors, these use Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango! What do you think! I will really miss that baja breeze but I am really warming up to these In colors! These cards are going to a few wonderful ladies that have really helped out by donating cards for the Contractors in Afghanistan where my husband is, without them I'd still be at 25 cards! We are now closer to 150!!! (If this is you, close your eyes!)

Check out the DSP isn't it pretty and fun! It is called Razzleberry Lemonade and will be available to order July 1st! I also used the Upsy Daisy stamp, stamped in Melon Mambo and sponged with Rich Razzleberry. The wonderful is from the Warm Words set. This card came from a card I had that I know I cased just used different colors and greeting! I'm sorry but I can't for the life of me remember where or who came up with the layout, if its you let me know!
Happy Stampin'!