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!

Okay, so I’ve been trying to organize this house, work, stamp, wash the dogs, etc.  It’s not all coming together, but I did make this simple ‘hi’ card.

I’ve been wanting to try this “quilting” technique and I found these little scraps on my work space.  They were perfect to cut into inchies, then I put them together.  I used one of my favorite alphabet sets also.  There may be more to follow…depends on how much I can get done.

I just returned from a short stint in Texas.  I love Texas.  I love driving across the state line and seeing the big sign that says, “Welcome to Texas.”  It’s a joy.  Anyway, I got to see: my great grandma, who’s feeling better, my grandma, my uncle, my grandpa, my other grandma, my BF from high school and her mom, my mom, and some friends in east Texas.  It was awesome.  

I’m just dropping in to say hi, that I’ve returned from Oklahoma, and I can’t wait to get back to stampin’ with my new shelf.

BTW, tomorrow I’ll be the newest SU Demonstrator.  I’ll be sending off my information and I’m excited.


My Verve challenge ATCs ended up working for one of the sketches I followed (from here).  

From ATC to card in one day!  Thanks for the challenge, y’all!

I’m #4 in the group!  I look forward to seeing your creations and getting to know y’all!

Now to add you to my blogroll…

This is the first creation I’ve made since the shelf was put up (today!) and the first challenge I’ve participated in.  It’s a sketch from Taylored Expressions.  I’m liking these challenges.

I used some fun glitteries on the chip board circle at the bottom AND on the bodies of the butterflies!  I tied some DMC so my button wouldn’t be naked and the butterflies are pop-dotted.  

I need to go sign up for a fun swap now.  Byeeee.