Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Rustic Rooster

I have been wanting this Stampin Up" Rustic Rooster Hostess set since it was released! It just arrived on my door step yesterday and I couldn't wait to stamp it out! Only thing is, when I went to my stamp room to do just that, my tables were a complete mess! I had made a journal for a swap I was in,, and I had stuff everywhere! That being the case, I decided to use what was laying out and made these two cards mostly out of scrap! These aren't the "visions" I had planned on making, but I have been seeing a lot of what they are calling "clean" cards on blogs lately (meaning, not a ton of layering), so thought that was a good way to get some of the mess cleaned off my tables! The second card I stamped the rooster on a scrap piece of water color paper, giving him an entirely different look! The DS paper I used I had bought for the journal, its from K & Company...I love it...has a very vintage look! As for the journal, I will post it in a few days, I don't want to ruin the surprise for the "new owner"!

Recipe: Stamps: Rustic Rooster, birthday sentiments
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Creamy Carmel
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kraft, Very Vanilla, scrap DS paper
Accessories: CB EB folder, brads, ribbon 1" square punch

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Unity Inspirational Blog Hop

Woowho...today is the Unity Inspirational Blog Hop...won't you join us and visit all these wonderful blogs!!! Start here at Unity if you are just beginning http://theunitystampco.blogspot.com/ !
My card is made using a favorite of mine from Unity called Rain and Flowers! I used a SU punch to make my flowers and popped them up with pop-up dots, I sponged SU Pacific Point and Baja Breeze for the background, the flowers were sponged with Dew Drop inks, the little ribbon bow says "sunshine"! To keep going, hop on over to http://jodisjazzylifeart.blogspot.com/ for more fun!

Friday, March 27, 2009


Just a couple of quick reminders: Tomorrow is the Inspirational Unity Blog Hop.....come here if you need "direction", I will have links both to Unity and to the next link. I will be "unveiling" my Unity card (or maybe 2)...check back! The blog hop starts at 11am...come join us!

Also Stampin'Up!'s Sale-A-Bration will be ending on March 31st.....if you haven't ordered yet, and want that "FREE" item with your $50 order, now is the time to do it! You can contact me thru my profile and get my email, or thru my SU website listed on my left side bar!

Monday, March 23, 2009

A Few March Worskshop Give Aways!

These were just a few of the give-aways I had for my March workshops...just love~love that Matchbox die, I can't quit playing with it! I used my SU punches on the box top, one is filled with 4 Hershey nuggets, the other is Cadbury chocolate eggs, I thought thye looked like bird eggs. I placed little pieces of "acetate" that I have been saving from packaging to make the "see thru" on the box top! I also used my SU Bigz Butterfly die to cut butterflys, and bagged up some ribbon..sorry this is so fast and boring...but I got up at 2am, its 10:20 pm and I can hardly keeo my eyes open, let alone type!

March Workshop Projects

I had my last workshop for the month yesterday. These are some of the projects we made. The Tiangle Tri-fold card was made using directions found on SCS...it was very easy and enjoyed by all! The tree with the tire swing is like several I have seen on other blogs, , but I think I found this one on Inking Idaho, she had some beautiful cards done using this set,this set has been so fun to work with...the tree is perfect for all seasons! The little flower pot I found on Stamping With Dawn...this was a favorite of all. We made several other projects, but I forgot to take the photos!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Want to win a Janome???? Woowho!!!

Go here and sign up to win a Janome...these sites are great if you like to sew~or embroider and now they are having a NEW site for quilters! Here is the link! http://www.youcanmakethis.com/blog/ Good luck!!!

Blog candy

Want a chance to win a Hello Kitty Sizzix enter here http://www.vanillajoy.com/craft-giveaway-sizzix.html
how about a boat load of cordinations paper??? Then go here http://www.vanillajoy.com/craft-giveaway-189-in-cardstock-from-coredinations.html

Cheap Talk ~Tweet Tweet

I finally took some time to use one of my new SU sets I received recently! I have so many new ones, and several from the "sneak peak" we got to order early from the new Mini Occassions, so I hoping to post a few new ones over the next several days!

I used the retired sky blue SU CS on this one, I wish so bad it was a forever color! I also used a small piece of SU watercolor paper and my SU markers for the image...I had it all done and then I dropped a drop of coffee on it, well you know what that did to my water color paper....took the color right off, so the top flower was not going exactly where it is, but I didn't have a choice. I added some stickles to the leaves and my flower centers, and even stamped on my "envie" this time. Tweet~Tweet!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

More Inchies and A Baby Quilt Card

I haven't been feeling well, so I spent an evening punching out lots of scrap "inchies"! This is my last 2 for awhile, but I sure had fun doing them!
I also needed a baby card, so made the Top Note Quilt card into a baby one! Short post, but am off to bed to "recoup"!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Top Note Quilt Cards & Inchies Cards

I have been in the "punch" mood you might say, as these newest "creations" involve using the square 1" punch and the square 1 1/4" punch! The first two cards I cased the idea from http://chicnscratch.typepad.com/chic_n_scratch/2009/03/top-note-quilt-.html and just love them! All the DS papers and Card stock used in both cards as well as the stamps are from Stampin'Up! The Tempting Turquoise card, I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss it, the Kiwi Kiss one I just left as is...I stitched both cards on my machine...both are made using the wonderful and ever so useful Top Note Die!

The last two cards I made using the 1" punch and making the "inchies". I was inspired to work on these from my newest issue of Scrap and Stamp.....the entire front cover is devoted to inchies and I hope to make a large one to display~hang in my stamp room. I sat last night and punched out about 75 "inchies".....it was so fun to embellish these. One of my favorites is on the black card, I used a vintage old button with a "diamond" in it. These are smaller cards, approx. 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". So what do you think...good eh???

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Just a quick little Sunday morning post...the sun is shining and its going to be in the 50's later this afternoon...a "heat wave" for us "Michiganders"!!
I have 3 workshops this coming weekend, and have been putting together a few little "give aways" to promote the new SU matchbox die that will be available for order April 1st. I hestitated about ordering it, but am so very glad I did. It holds 4 little Hershey nuggets perfectly! My only "hint" in using it, is, I had much better luck with it, using a heavier double sided DS paper, like our new line SU is carring! Other then that, it was a breeze to put together, and so many possibilites with it......great for wedding showers, birthdays, baby showers, the list is endless...I think this is going to be one of my favorites, right up there with the Top Note Die! I'll have more to share later!!
PS: Want to "own" this die.....email me for details! My email can always be found by going to "My Profile".

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mini Spring Tags and Spring Card

Perfect Plum and Pale Plum card stock are the very first colors of SU cardstock I purchased before I even "thought" of becoming a SU demo. They are two of my very favorites, though I haven't used them in a long time! I was asked to make some Spring and Easter cards...so this is one I did...an extremely fast card but pretty!
Recipe: Paper: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, DS paper, Whisper White
Ink: SU Pale Plum STampin Write Marker, SU Perfect Plum Stampin Write Marker, SU Old Olive Stampin Write Marker
Stamps: Bothway Blossoms, Blooming With Happiness (sentiment)...both sets are "retiree's"
Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, SU Large Oval Punch

The mini tags I made on Sunday when I made the bigger ones on my previous post. I used DS paper for the designs and just punched them out...fun!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Spring~Easter Tags

Sunday morning was a dark~dreary~rainy day~non-stop all day, so I cheered myself up by working in my well lit room making Easter and Spring tags!
I found the neatest thing (maybe you already know this and are way ahead of me), but I found that the Cuttlebug little embossing folders with the round designs fit perfectly in my round scalloped Nestability! I LOVE how they turned out! They are so much prettier in "real life"!
I used some Martha Stewart stickers I found at Michaels and then just other "items" I had.....I had so much fun putting these together! I have smaller ones to show later, I just wasn't able to get a good photo of them, maybe the sun will poke out later and I can try again! Sorry these pictures aren't the best either............scroll on down to see my other today's posting!

Kiss Me St Patrick's Day Card

A very fast card...simple, but elegant! After Valentine's Day, Michael's had this Martha Stewart punch on sale for 80% off! It wasn't one I normally would of purchased, but for about $3.80,how could I go wrong??

I decided to turn it into a St Patrick's Day card! I used a CB embossing folder for the back ground and one of SU's bold colors "green galore". The ribbon looks off white, it is VERY white, its just my crummy lighting on a dark morning!

Yummy Yummy Go Here and Enter!

Go here and check out some yummy bog candyhttp://scrapinglori.blogspot.com/2009/03/20000-hits-and-yummy-oh-so-tasty-blog.html

Sunday, March 8, 2009


The winner of the blog candy is "BECKY" from http://diamondintherough24.blogspot.com/ .
So Becky please contact me with your snail mail information and I will get your "candy" shipped out to you! And guess what? I went to Becky's blog to inform her and it said it is her birthday...so isn't that a nice birthday present to her? She has 48 hours to respond to me or I will draw again. Thanks all for entering.....I had my hubby draw a name again...he does such a good job. I will offer blog candy again at some point...thank you all!!!



Saturday, March 7, 2009

My Little Granddaughter The "Model"

Want to see some darling little dresses worn by a cute little sweetie? Then go to Bugsnbees and take a peek also peek here ...don't forget to sign up for my blog candy, my hubby draws Sunday evening!

Don't forget to sign up for MY Blog Candy!

Winner will be drawn Sunday evening (March 8th)...good luck...I have some other places to visit to sign up on some other blogs, too.......just check below this post for that!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Go Here For a Mega Blog Candy~And Sign Up For Mine, Too!

Wnat to enter for some MEGA blog candy...woowho...then go here http://sassydesignsbysusie.blogspot.com/ and while there, take some time to see her wonderful creations and leave some nice comments...don't forget to sign up for my blog candy, too for my 10,000 hits!!

More Blog Candy~And Sign Up For Mine Too!

If you love to stamp, and you love celebrations, and you want to visit a wonderful blog, then go here http://paperintheworks.blogspot.com/2009/03/whoo-hoo-100000-hit-blog-candy.html and sign up for some "fab" candy on her 100,000 hits blogs...look at all her nice creations while you are there, they are wonderful! Don;t forget, to sign up for my blog candy, too!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Top Note Die Card~New Kitty Pictures~BLOG CANDY

Make sure to enter for my blog candy to be drawn on March 8th!
I saw this Top Note die card on another blog, I think it was "patti's"...I changed it around to fit "me", but the layout is wonderful! I had the entire "recipe" typed in anfdthem lost my blog post, so am just doing a quick "re-post" as I am out of time.......I hate it when that happens!
The kitties are now 24 hours old...aren't they just the cutest!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Seventh Folder Seventh Photo~And Don't forget to enter for my blog candy!

I was tagged by http://papergoddess.typepad.com/we_will_always_have_paris/ to go to my 7th file folder and post my 7th photo. I am tagging the first seven people that left a comment in my post below this one, so if that is you...go for it.....tag you're it!

So, this is a shot of my Bee Balm from last year in my garden...it should cheer me up, but it almost depresses me, as it makes me want Spring even worse than I tough I did...LOL!

Three Little Kittens + Two and Blog Candy Reminder

I made this Three Little Kittens card last night in "honor" of the newest memebers to our family! Around Thanksgiving we had another "drop off" kitty arrive. When you live in the country, you are a "prim" candidate for that happening frequently. I tried to shoo her off, but she was hungry and determined to stay. Very unusual for this time of year, but she had a litter of 5 kitties yesterday! She is headed to the vet as soon as she gets her little family raised and we will keep her, she is a sweetie! That was the good news, and without going into all the "gorey" details, after several calls to the vet yesterday morning, I HAD to, as instructed by the vet, tie off all the cords and clip them. Now if you knew me, you would know that for me to do that without passing out and or throwing up, was quite an accomplishment to say the least! My hands were shaking so bad and I was crying so much, I can't even believe I did it, but as the vet said, I HAD to, it was a life or death matter.....enough said....kitties are well....my nerves have settled down...and we are back to normal...almost!

The stamp set I used is from Alpha Stamps, which I just purchased from "Addicted to Rubber Stamps", as they had a terrific sale last Wednesday! Don't be too critical on my "coloring" as the last thing I colored was a House Mouse stamp before Xmas, and I feel like I am starting all over again! the buttons I purchased yesterday when I purchased the blog candy! I added some gree floss to the center, as that is what I grabbed to use on the kitties"cept" theirs was red, so I could see what I was doing!

The DS paper is from Making Memories...it is a fab pad of somewhat a vintage look of 4 x 6 paper. The cardstocks are of course SU as that is all I will ever use, colors are Certainly Celery and Pink Pirouette...I added a little Stickles for a slight "bling"
Last: Don't forget to sign up for my "super duper" blog candy to be drawn on Sunday evening! You can sign up on this post or the original blog post below for a chance~good luck!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

10,000 Hits Blog Candy

Well, thanks to all of you, not only did I celebrate my blog anniversary, but while giving away candy for that, I reached my 10,000 plus visitors! So in honor of that, I am giving away MORE blog candy! You can comment on this post or on any posted after this one thru the evening of March 8th....I will post the winner on March 9th......the rules...none really, just leave me a comment!

This blog candy isn't quite as much as the one I offered a few days ago, but, it is NICE!

It includes a fantastic stamp set from Basic Grey (I just bought myself this set and it stamps beautifully), beautiful Prim Fancies from Prima Marketing, a set of chipboard birdies and a button packet from Scenic Route and last a bottle of "Fruit Punch" Stickles from Ranger!

Good luck!!!!!!

Think Spring~Bird On A Branch

Another card I made while I had the set "Bird On A Branch Out! It seems I get hooked on a SU cardstock and run with it! For the last 2 weeks its been Cameo Coral.....it is so pretty for Spring! I had ordered 2 grab bags of stamps from "Unity Stamps". This was my first order to them, and it just so happened the day I decided to order, was a Thursday, seems every Thursday they do a blog hop with candy at the end and then post several specials. One of the specials was a grab bag of stamps (50) for $8, plus at check out, because it was Thursday, she gave us an extra 15% off. Now how in the heck can you beat that? And the stamps were "fab"! In case you didn't notice my "blinkie" on the left of my blog, there is going to be an international blog hop on March 28th. You just need to make a project using Unity stamps.....so fun...if you would like to join, just click on the blinkie and sign up!
Recipe: Cardstock: Stampin'Up! Whisper White, Cameo Coral
Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: SU Bird On A Branch, Sentiment is Unity Stamp Company
Accessories: Old Olive Ribbbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Round Punches, Flower eyelets

Monday, March 2, 2009

NEW Stampin'Up! Easter Sets Available

Ready to order NOW from Stampin'Up! are a few Easter sets from our soon to be released April 1st occasions mini catalog........to view the complete sets go to my site and click on "Details" to see the sneak peak. By placing an order from my web site, you will receive a FREE Spring catalogue, and with a $50 order you will receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration set of your choice thru March 31st. What are you waiting for...go visit here http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinwithnellie/

I Won Some Blog Candy, Too!

I won a fantastic book at We Will Always Have Paris ,now how surprised was I, when not only was I giving some blog candy away, but at the same time won some! "Ain't" this world grand!

Friends Award

I received this lovely award from my new friend Susie at http://sassydesignsbysusie.blogspot.com/ take a visit to her lovely blog and see all her creations!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Jennyv from http://littlejennyscreations.blogspot.com/ is the winner of my blog candy...please send me your snail mail address so I can ship to you...CONGRATS!!! My email address can be found by clicking on my profile.
Everyone else......thank you so much for visiting my blog and come back, as I will have MORE blog candy this week as I have 10,000 hits.........it will be posted later this week...good luck and thank you to all for entering and visiting!!!
I put every one's name in a bowl, most of you had 3 entries...I had my hubby reach in and grab a winner, he was hesitant, as he did not want to be held responsible for disappointing the rest of you...a great guy...wish I could send to all...but please enter again!
Update: Response from winner:
OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!Horay for me!!I can't believe it. I'll be emailing you now. Thank You!Jenny
You are quite welcome Jenny, and your box of goodies will be on its way to you soon!