Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Blog Candy and I've Been Tagged....

Well to celebrate my birthday I have some blog candy! Having a birthday is always so much fun. You get great food, good cake and most importantly! Well instead of getting something I have decided to give something to my wonderful readers! What is it you ask??? How about a picture....or two.Here is an aerial view of all of the goodies you will get if you win.
I have included a variety of ribbon from the past SU! catty and some assorted velvet ribbon. I don't have any measurements on how much, I just know it is quite a bit.
This is a close up of the stamp set that I have to go along with it. I don't have the original package thanks to my wonderful 16 month old daughter :)...she destroyed it! LOL!
I also included 26 pieces of Bazzil cardstock. Not pictured is 10 blank coasters and a bit of Tack 'N Peel. I had originally bought it to mount my Bella stamps on, but I found out in the end I didn't need it. There is a small square cut out, but I figured since I didn't need it that I could give it to somebody who would use it.

How do you win all of this yummy candy you ask....just post a comment telling me what you traditionally do for your birthday. I usually go out to a nice dinner with my DH or parents and eat cake and ice cream. My friends usually take me out for a couple of drinks and some fun and my mom and dad get me a really phenomenal present. This year they sent me money to buy new clothes with ( fave). Please only one entry per person. I will "draw" a winner on my birthday at noon (which is Monday the 1st BTW) Texas time.

And I have been tagged. This one is quite amusing!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet, current car) Kitty Taurus
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (favorite ice cream, favorite cookie) Mint Peanut butter
3. YOUR FLY “GUY/GIRL” NAME: (first initial first name, first 3 letters last name) J-Nel
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Green Zebra
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Michelle Galveston
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters last name, first 2 letters first name) Nel-Je
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink and add” the”) Blue Vanilla Dr. Pepper
8. NASCAR NAME: (first names of your grandfathers) Don Charles
9. STRIPPER NAME: (favorite perfume, favorite candy) J'Dore Butterscotch
10. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s and father’s middle names) Lee Wayne

Now I'm supposed to tag 5 other people....
Kimberly-Crafty Me
Cheryl-Engineered Expressions
Nikki-Military Wife Stamping Spot
Kathi B-Stamp Maniac

Good luck to you all and have a great week! Happy stamping!

Halloween Is Nearing and So Is My Birthday.....

If you read my blog and look in the side bar, you will have noticed that my birthday is on Monday! So if you all stay tuned I will be posting a blog candy post. On to the! I made a Halloween card with my new stamp set out of the Holiday mini.

Accessories: Stamp sets-Autumn Harvest and Canvas Background Ink-Jet Black StazOn Cardstock-Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Pumpkin Pie and Watercolor Paper Accessories-Earth Elements Watercolor Crayons, Sponges

Isn't it just so cute?!? I think my groove might be coming back. Hope you all have a great week and happy stamping!

Retired Stamp Sets For Sale....

I only have a couple but if you are interested in buying please e-mail me or leave a comment. If you would like pictures of the sets please let me know and I will be more than happy to e-mail them to you.

Baby Talk
Swell News
Incentive Stamp Set Small Talk (mounted but never used)
Measure of Life (mounted but never used)
Bold Butterfly
05-06 SAB set with the butterfly, bird and the sentiment "gentle thoughts of you" (not sure what the name of it is)

Please e-mail me at for prices. Shipping will be $4.60 for one stamp set (priority envelope) or $8.95 for a flat rate box that can fit multiple stamp sets.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Weekend Sketch Challenge #17.....

I know I'm a bit late on that but I liked the layout. I don't normally do those, but I just haven't been in my usual stamping groove....if you know what I mean.Supplies: Stamp set-Garden Silhouettes CS-Groovy Guava, Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate and Shimmery White Ink-Groovy Guava, Pretty in Pink and Purely Pomegranate Accessories-Word Window Punch and SEI Light Pink Rhinestone Brad

Very simple card to make and like I said, I haven't really been in the mood to stamp or create anything new. I did however make a card the other was horrible and I'm not even going to take a picture of it to show it off because I absolutely hate it! I don't want anybody to look at it and see how utterly horrible of a stamper I am on an off day (lol)! Well hope you all have a great week and happy stamping!

Happy Birthday Janice.....

I made a quick card using Beate's weekend sketch challange #4. I was in a hurry to make it so I chose a simple one. Ingredients: Stamp Set-Giftabella with hat CS-Pink Passion, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Whisper White Accessories-Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Blending Stumps Ink-Jet Black StazOn

Very simple to make especially when you're in a hurry. Well hope you all have a great week and happy stamping!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Check This Out.....

Have I got some really cool news for all you people out in blogger land (lol). I found out that Memory Depot in Austin, Tx is selling A Muse stamp sets! I am from Texas and it is always a great thing to hear that they are coming closer and closer to where I live. Well you can check out her web site here and this post for some great blog candy! Happy stamping!

Monday, September 17, 2007

I Stamped.....

Yes, you heard correctly, I stamped! I CASED somebody and added a bit of my own to it as well. I borrowed the sketch and color combination from Running With Scissors. I love reading her blog. It is wonderful! She use Baroque Motifs and I decided to use the Garden Silhouettes.

Ingredients: Paper-Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Groovy Guava, Stella Ruby Ink-Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Groovy Guava Accessories-Hemp Twine, White Organdy Ribbon, Stampin Sponges Stamp set-Garden Silhouettes

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but to make up for it, I posted twice today! Happy Stamping!

My NEW Stampin' Space.....

I recently took over my daughter's room and put all of my scrapbooking and stamping stuff in her old room. My son is going to school at his grandma's house so that it will be easier to move when the time comes for my husband to get out of the military. So while we wait, I decided that my son didn't need a room because he won't be her. I move Molly in his room and my scrapbook stuff in her old room (if that makes any sense??? LOL). I took pictures of how I organize my stuff....well the majority of it.These are all of my current stamp sets. I put them atop the towers and they sit beside my tables where all the magic happens...well crafting magic that is. LOL.These on the other hand, are all of my retired stamp sets that I chose to keep. There are quite a few that I couldn't bring myself to part with.
This drawer houses all of my cuttlebug embossing templates, my hodgepodge and a few other miscellaneous items.
Obviously this is the drawer that has all my punches and my crafter's tool kit. As you can see not all of them are SU! I had the colored ones since I first started stamping. I just didn't see a reason to get the SU! punches if I already had the same ones. Gotta at least make an attempt to save my DH some money....I know he appreciates it *snickers!
This has all of my adhesive, rulers, cutting blades, glues and just the things that I use on a regular basis. As you can tell I don't really have it organized because I think it would take more time organizing it then it's worth.This has cardstock that I can't fit into my paper cart and my Creative Memories paper trimmers. It also has my recently finished scrapbook and if you notice the black box, that is all I have to take when I want to crop and make a scrapbook. It is a nifty little box that Creative Memories makes that has a system that makes it easier for you to take your scrapbook in the making places without taking a ton of stuff.This is kinda my "junk" drawer. I just put miscellaneous things in it that won't fit in the drawers that I would like them to.I have three drawers of stamp pads and one drawer of Primas. I have the drawers assorted by color family. I put two color families in the first drawer and then in the second drawer I have the new In Color and my neutral colors in the same drawer. In the bottom drawer I put the old In Colors and behind all the stamp pads I have some stampin' spots.These are some cards that I have created and just haven't found an excuse to send them out....ok I just like them so much I didn't want to give them away. LOL.The ribbon drawer.....I know I think I need another drawer. There are probably about 15-20 spools of ribbon under all of that loose ribbon. One of my addictions....shhh don't tell anybody. I go to ribbon addicts anonymous!I keep my prismacolor pencils and my embossing materials in this drawer. It's not a very big drawer because I don't use my embossing stuff too often. I just use it when I remember to.Starting at the top I have all of my Bella stamps and some punch outs that I got so I wouldn't have to actually buy the punches. I know I know, I'm a cheater. The top right drawer has my Creative memories punches and cutting system. The bottom left has re-inkers, stickles, and a few other things. Finally, the bottom right drawer has, well you guessed it, more ribbon. It's all loose ribbon that I put in jars. There are three jars in there total.Finally, the last picture that I have of all my stuff. More paper and more scrapbooks. Well I hope you all enjoyed my stamping space as much as I do. Hope you all had a great weekend and happy stamping!

Friday, September 7, 2007

And The Winner Is......

I used to generate a randomly drawn number (I know I am a couple of hours late) and it came up with......

Timestamp: 2007-09-07 20:36:37 IST

Jen said...
Congrats on hitting 100 :) What do I not like about the catty..the lack of fall type sets. It seems to me they have more sets gearing toward spring/summer not fall/winter. But I guess I shouldn't complain because I have found enough sets to spend my money on.

So if you would please e-mail me at and let me know what stamp set you would like and I will get that ordered and in the mail ASAP! Thanks to all of you who entered and happy stamping!