Stamped Silk Scarf

A friend from SCS (Splitcoast Stampers) sent me a silk scarf to stamp...she sent it MONTHS ago; but I finally got the courage to stamp it this morning. I don't have a lot of pigment inks (the type of ink needed to stamp clothing and such); but I made due with what I had. I'm giving this to my mom for her upcoming b-day. Being my mom, she'll like it no matter what I think! lol
The first image is the scarf laid out flat; the 2nd image is the scarf folded up.



WOW; I received the most beautiful RAK (Random Act of Kindness) from a stamping buddy I've met online through one of my stamping groups. She makes the MOST beautiful background papers I've ever encountered. She's even been kind enough to share all her tips and techniques with me...but I just get inky fingers and can't seem to create anything as beautiful as she does. That's okay; I envy her ability!!

This card is mounted on gorgeous green shimmery cardstock; then burgundy, another layer of green and then the top layer with all the bright colors. The "joy" is embossed with gold; the entire card is finished with a burgundy ribbon...I just LOVE it. I want to keep it within my eyesight as much as possible....this friend knows what a difficult year we've had with the loss of my DH's father. We still struggle so much day-to-day....more than I knew we would. The kids have bounced back much better than DH and I have! Figures...kids are so resilient.

Thank you for the beautiful gift CW!


Purse Card with Prismas

I have had so much fun making these little purses, it's strictly a stamp from http://www.toomuchfunrubberstamps.com/. You stamp the purse end-to-end, cut it out and voila, you have a purse. I use velcroe on the handle to keep it closed, fill it with a post-it-note that can be changed out when it's empty. I added a couple prisma flowers to this one and I LOVE it! Thought it made it that much more 'girly'.

I also ventured out and used my brand new Xyron 900 machine tonight. I've had it a month and never used it - overcame my fear (insert chuckle) and it worked GREAT; can't wait to see what else I can make - whee - the fun is JUST beginning.

Hope everyone had a great weekend; thanks for stopping by!


Busy, busy!

WOW; this is an incredibly busy week. Our little ones have basketball practice 2 nights this week, we have 2 Christmas programs (2 different nights of course); an appointment on the 5th night....whew - an entire week full of activities. Not to mention the b-day party one of our daughter's is going to on Saturday. I'm tired just realizing we're only on Wednesday...two more days of insanity to go! :) Three if you count Saturday!

Haven't found much time to stamp; I have several Christmas orders due so I've worked on them a bit each night....getting closer. I hope to buckle down and get some stamping time in this weekend...it's only going to get crazier the closer we get to Christmas - and if it weren't 10:30 p.m., I'd head downstairs to stamp and play...but rest calls, so to bed I shall go.

Thanks for stopping by; have a great evening.


B-I-G Wish

Another b-day card for an upcoming party our 8 yr. old daughter will be attending. This is for one of her 'best' friends - said with an 8 yr. old squealy, giggling voice - oh come, use your imagination here!

I saw the upcoming b-day girl tonight and asked "What's your favorite colors?". She replied "Lime Green, Pink, Orange"...that was enough for me, I just went flying with those colors.

The first is her b-day card with faux shaving cream on the "BIG"; the next 2 pictures are the front & back of a small notebook I made for her. I labeled the girls on the front of the little notebook; they'll get such a kick out of that!

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Blooming with Happiness

This is a card I did this morning for a b-day party...you have to understand, I was asked to do K-State colors (Kansas State University - purple/grey); so I had to oblige! :) Don't blame me, I'm not a K-State fan; ya gotta remember, I'm a Boomer Sooner and Cornhusker mixed. LOL!

The top card is on shimmery white paper; layered on Going Grey; layered on Eggplant Envy. The lower half of the top card is stamped with French Script; the top is stamped randomly with flowers - I need to learn to like more 'empty' space; it's a bit busy. The ribbon is 2-sided; purple and grey - not the best match of purples, but hey, my daughter was excited, so that's all that really matters, right?

I also made a little notebook to match the card and inserted it in the gift. The more I look at the card...it's growing on me. :)