Thursday, January 29, 2009

Seven days without chocolate.........

This is another card I made using my new set of stamps. I think I'm gaining weight just playing with this set!! LOL!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Got a new set of stamps and made a card. It's a chocolate set and oh so yummy!! Makes me want to have a chocolate bar!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged Today I was tagged by Cindi to take part in a fun little blog tag. Here is the instructions: 1. Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures. 2. Go to the 6th Folder, then pick the 6th picture in that folder. 3. Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture. 4. Tag 6 other people that you know or don’t know to do the same thing and leave a comment on their blog or an e-mail letting them know you chose them.
This is a picture of Jiggs, my doggie. He was playing with his ball and he looked cute so I took a picture. He likes for you to chase him with it instead of him chasing it! LOL!! It's funny to watch him too, he will lay there with that ball in his mouth forever waiting for you. He makes this funny snorting sound too because the ball is hogging up all of his air! LOL!! Silly Dog
The people I'm tagging are:
Tami-Dabble Designs
Jan-Far North Designs

Renu-Midnite Creations
Angie-Stamping of the Shug
Traci-Inkin Up The Dog

Used postage stamp ATC

This is for a swap I'm doing over at the stamp shack. The theme is using cancelled Christmas stamps. I am still not thrilled about this one but I've been having a hard time with this swap for some reason. I used black embossing powder for the stamped images then put a clear coat of embossing powder over the top.

Monday, January 26, 2009


Here is Riley..isn't he cute!!! I wish I could be lounging in a hammock on the beach! I used some stickles on the trees and colored him with prismacolor pencils and some Bic markers

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I was just practicing my coloring skills today. It seems I need to keep practicing! LOL!!

Monday, January 12, 2009


This is a stamp from a set that I bought at the bookstore. I have used some of them on my domino's but never made a card. I say this layout in a flyer I got in the mail and knew I had to use it! I love the black and white and decided it didn't need anymore color added. I used my blending foam to blend in black pigment ink around the image.

Friday, January 9, 2009

My challenge continues...

Here are two more cards using stamps that I haven't used before. The first card is two different stamps from two different companies so I killed two birds with one stone on that one!!! The owl one is from Pink Cat Studio and I've had the set for several months. It has a ton of other owls in it too. I used my bic markers to color him. I'm having fun playing with my "new" stamps!!!

I started another blog!!!

Call me crazy but I have started another blog! Angie inspired me to start a 365 day blog. I'm going to take a picture each day and post on the other one. I think in the end it will be fun to look back at my year and see how things went! You can check it out here:

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I'm challenging myself to use all the stamps I haven't used yet!

I was looking through my stamps and found that I have a ton of them I haven't used yet. It really is a shame! I have decided to challenge myself to use them all at least once! Here are two sets that I haven't used before. The first one is from My Favorite Things and I bought it from a friend. The second one was a birthday gift. I'm well on my way and it feels good!!!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Envelopes made from old calendars

I can't take credit for this but it sure is a great idea!! It was actually Sherri's idea and I ran with it. I have three old calendars and I just started making envelopes like crazy! It was really fun to see how each one turned out. I made a liner to go inside them since I write on my calendars. If you have yours left from last year I encourage you to give it a try!!! If you need a template just get a store bought envelope and carefully undo it then trace it onto cardboard and you have your pattern. I took my pattern and traced it onto velum so that I could see through it and know where to place it on the calendar. Then traced and cut!!!

Bic Markers are great!!!

There has been a lot of talk about Bic Markers. I had to by myself some and try them out. I must say I LOVE them!!! I have tried sharpies and they are always too dark and then all the other markers are just to expensive for my blood. These are very easy to use with a fine tip have 24 colors and you can get them at Wal-Mart for under $13!!! I used my prismacolor pencils to outline the lines and give it a little depth. I am really glad I bought these!!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Jiggs first time at the Beach!!!

As many of you know hurricane Ike was a horrible hurricane for Galveston. This is a picture i took on New Year's Eve. The two houses you see are the only ones left on the front row. The yellow one has about 3 foot of sand washed out from under it and is no longer safe. The other one is just sitting where the water left it. It still has furniture in it. It's so sad to know that so many people lost so much. I was fortunate to only have minor damage to my home. Alot of the damage has been cleaned up over the past few months but there is still so much destruction. There are tons of building that don't even exist anymore. I didn't get a ton of pictures because I was driving and didn't pull over to take them but the things I saw were just heart wrenching.

This is a shell I found washed up on the beach. The poor little criter inside had recently passed away but left his beautiful shell for us to see.
The hurricane has washed up millions of shells. I had to stick my camera on the ground to get a picture of them all!
Jiggs!! Thi was his very first time on the beach! It was too cold to let him go in the water but he had fun anyway! He was trying to drink it though...Yuck!!!

Visited a Rose Garden

We went to a rose garden on New Year's Day and these are a few pictures I took. I really loved seeing all the pretty colors and it has even inspired me to buy a new rose bush! I have two rose bushes already but none as beautiful as what's in the pictures here. I was a little sad that it wasn't a nice sunny day...I had to use a flash to get the colors of the roses to show up nice. Maybe one day when we are having better weather I'll go back and take some more pictures. Anyway, I just wanted to share a little color with you all who are having cold weather! I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year!! I hope it is filled with love and kindess!!!!!!!
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!


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