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What wonderfully bright colors.  This bird was made for my friend Lindsey and I made two extras to give away.  He’s just happy.  Trotting along.  Undoubtedly singing a song.  Just happy.  

He’s also the answer for SC191 over at SCS.


I made a set of these six cards for a fund raiser for my husband’s company.  They’re raising funds and I asked if they’d like some handmade cards.  Here’s what I came up with:

There are six pop dots included with a bunch of different sentiments, so whoever buys them can choose whichever sentiment they need for their occasion.  Thanks sheetload for a fun challenge!

Oops.  I almost forgot.  My blogging friend, Chrissie, tagged me and I must come up with seven interesting things about myself.  This may take a while.  I’m supposed to tag other bloggers, but if I don’t get off this computer soon, my husband won’t have any cookies and my dogs won’t have their dinner.  So, here’s the seven interesting facts (or semi-interesting):

  1. I hate to fly, but have been to six other countries via airplane…by choice.
  2. My dream car is a victory red C6 Corvette.
  3. Sometimes, I eat cookies for dinner…and I’m a dietitian.
  4. My husband and I used to double date: me with my date and him with his.
  5. When I was a kid, I used to watch Anne of Green Gables and Sound of Music repeatedly.  I could go for a run of Anne of Green Gables now…it’s been a decade or so.
  6. When I lived in Buffalo, I would exercise at Niagara Falls while watching the tourists.
  7. I’m waiting for a brand new niece, expected this week or next!

Thanks Chrissie, that was a fun game.  Now to make those cookies…

Hi friends.  I’ve been gone for a while because I’ve been traveling.  I went up to Buffalo (where I used to live) to celebrate Leah’s 30th birthday.  I also completed my first workshop, which went well.  We had a good time, I survived the flight, and now I’m back in Oklahoma.  I’ve been stamping some, but I’ve also been organizing.  I still have a long organizational road ahead of me, but I’m getting there.  I made this card using a color I don’t use very often, yellow.  I used a embossing folder for the first time and think it’s a lovely invention.  I will probably be setting the cuttlebug up in a permanent usable position soon.  I’m also waiting for a filing cabinet to organize all the SU CS by color.  My mom showed me a cool auction where someone sells tabs to file folders to organize the colors.  Also, while I was in Buffalo, I went to Buffalo Stamps, a lovely paper-crafting/stamping store.  It’s always been one of my favorites, but they moved locations and their new store is lovely.  I got some twinkling H20s (which I’ve been wanting to try), some pearls, some of those little dots that have glimmers in them, and stickles.  I’ve tried each of my new toys and they’re all fun.  I’ll be showing them to you soon.  If you like to watercolor, the twinkling H2Os are too much fun.  So fun.  Also, I had been looking for OMS for quite some time and I finally gave up.  I opted for another type of paint thinner and really enjoy the look when it’s mixed with prismacolors.  So fun. 

To wrap this post up, the yellow card:

Peggy sent me this lovely award.  We’re SBS sisters and make up part of the #22 group.  We’re just getting started as a group and I think a lot of fun awaits us!

Thanks again Peggy!

Hi friends.  I bought this stamp with my mom in mind.  It has the birds, but it also has a bit of whimsy and I just knew it would make a cute card that she would enjoy.  While I was at this particular store, I found this DP that had the same whimsy of the stamp.  I stamped the image with black StazOn, watercolored it with the tops of five stamp pads, and used one of the big grommets from making memories.  I made three versions of the same card, with each element in a different place on the card.  The sentiment reflects, what I believe to be, the topic of conversation between the two birds.

Have a wonderful day today!

I haven’t posted anything about the puppies lately.  I returned home today and this is who met me at the door:

They’re so sweet.  Talk to you soon…

Hi friends.  I’m traveling with work (about five hours from my home) until Sunday.  I’m enjoying the lovely hotel they put me up in…right now I’m waiting on room service!  😉  

As most stampers know, it’s difficult to travel with stamping, so I’ve been working on logistical things for my new Stampin’ Up! business!  My business website is up and running AND coming this fall you can order online!  I’m looking forward to the ease of ordering and the benefits that the stamper receives!  Check it out y’all:

I’ve been playing and cleaning almost all weekend.  I’ve tried to organize a little more and put things where I can easily access them.  My mom gave me a bunch of her stamps last weekend so I’ve put them all up in the shelf!  She also asked that I make her mom a 70th birthday card.  Here’s what I came up with:

I had this chip board bird and wing and I just didn’t know what to do with it.  I haven’t explored paints yet, you know those bottles that look like they’re filled with liquid candy!?!  So that wasn’t an option.  I had this coordinating dp lying around, so I put it to good use.  I just tore off strips, glued them in place, shaded the edges, then sprayed the whole thing with clear glaze.  After I sprayed it, the edges of the strips came up a little and makes them feather-like…a happy accident, if you will.  Another happy accident happened as well.  The polka dot paper landed right on his head and one of the polka dots serves as the bird’s eye.  When I started this project I was trying to decide what to do about the eye.  Well, it accidently appeared on its own.  The sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations set.

Some friends from church moved away this weekend and I thought I’d make them a little farewell card.  Turns out, one of them is a stamper!  


I’ve also been gearing up for my first SU! workshop.  I haven’t received my demo kit yet (maybe today) and I’ve been ready to start before I signed up.  I’ve been doing some reading from other demos about how they run their workshops.  Thanks for the tips, ladies!  I’ve concluded that it is imperative that I be organized.  I made these little baskets (2 of each design) to hold the projects and trash:

Now, I have a long to-do list that needs to be completed today.  Hope y’all are well.

I made two of these Thinking of You cards and I’ve already written in both, sent one away, and this one will be sent tomorrow.  Maybe I should make up a few of these to have on hand.  I used SU Doodle This set and stamped the flower twice.  I curled the petals and attached using a brad I had for another project.  The paper is some I’ve had for ages and I couldn’t tell you where it came from.  I hope you enjoy!