"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Surf's Up!

So I don't live anywhere near a nice beach and warm ocean but I sure wish I did. I would love to live near the beach where we could swim and play in the sand everyday. I love this little A Muse stamp of the jeep with the surfboard on top. I found this layout in the A Muse gallery and it works really great with the small stamps. I was pleased to find the colorful DP at my Michael's store. This is my second idea for a "tropical" themed card for a swap that I am in. Now to decide what card to use.......

Hoping you are enjoying some sunshine somewhere!

Friday, July 23, 2010


A few weeks ago I went to a class at my LSS to learn about Copics. I am still trying to learn to use my Copic markers to their full potential but this is a little card we made coloring with Copic markers. I love this image and DP the class instructor had us use to make the card. I use a lot of stickers when I do scrapbooking but never thought to use them for sentiments on my cards. I like the way she had us use the small letter stickers to make the sentiment. Off...for more practice with Copics. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


I made this card for a friend of mine who just moved into her own apartment. I really like this set from The Greeting Farm. I actually bought it to go with another set for an idea I had but was so excited when I found it had a sentiment with the word "apartment."

Friday, July 9, 2010

In Paradise.......


Well today was not a day for wishing to be in a tropical paradise. It was a beautiful sunny day here and I sat on my deck for a few hours and worked on my tan. However, come January or February I will be wishing for a tropical vacation. I love this designer paper from Stampin' Up! that is in the summer mini catalog. It's so bright and fun! And this is the first time I inked up "Sing" from The Hope & Grace Collection over at The Greeting Farm. I need a paradise themed card for a swap I am in on SCS and this might be my card for that. Although I do have another paradise card idea floating around in my head so...if I can get it down on paper you may see it here. Thanks for looking!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Coffee...Gotta Have It!

Good Morning!!!!

Do you have your morning coffee? I cannot live without mine. Now my friend Kelly has suffered through a morning with no coffee in the house. My oh my...don't know how she did that! It would be very ugly here if I didn't have my coffee.

This lil angel is from Whipper Snapper Designs. Isn't she cute? I saw this stamp and knew I had to have her. The cute sunshine stamp in the background is from Peachy Keen Stamps. Hope you've had your coffee or tea or soda...whatever it takes for you in the morning!!!

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Family, Fun and a Happy 4th!

Happy 4th of July!!!!

Since we are hosting a bbq at our house today to celebrate the 4th and will be visiting with family...I didn't make the usual patriotic card. I made a card relating to family. I used the Grammie stamp from TGF and I found this great DP called Grandma's Quilt yesterday at Michael's.

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful holiday with friends and family or just relaxing.

Be safe!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Howdy Y'all

YEEHAW!! I had an idea for a western themed card in my head all day today. So tonight I decided to put it down on paper. I have had the cowboy and covered wagon stamps (both from The Cat's Pajamas) for over a year now and they FINALLY saw some ink tonight. Found the sketch on SCS and wanted to try it for a card because I love layers. The Dirty Rodeo dp from The Greeting Farm worked great for this card, as did the Washi Tape (also from TGF) that I tried for the first time and I really like it. So here is my cowboy along with his BIG belt buckle. Thanks for looking.

Have a great day and wonderful July 4th weekend!