Thursday, March 27, 2008

Brighten it up baby!

Winter is hanging on and won't give up around here. I'm really ready for spring! I made some changes to my blog to try and brighten things up. I was getting tired of the tans and browns.

This is another card from the SCS MI Mingle. I really think this is the last one! This was Jen's challenge card. We had to use the paper and ribbons and at least one of the images she provided. We could add to it. I added some stickles to my cake, but you can't see them very well in the picture. I wanted the ribbons to be on the left, but after I suck that part on I realized I had done it on the wrong side. The card opens to the right there. Oops!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

This was the card I did for the shoebox swap at the MI SCS Mingle. Can you believe it has been over 3 weeks since the event and I am still talking about it? I still haven't unpacked my stamping stuff from that weekend either. This card is done in Old Olive, Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip. It uses the SU! Paisley background and the main image is from That ribbon is the new olive twill in the Occasions mini catalog.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Look at those piggies!

Aren't they cute?
I couldn't resist. I just had to get some pics today.
And she was hamming it up and posing for mama.
By the way, Morgan was entered into a cute baby contest through one of the local radio stations here. If you feel compelled to vote to help her win we would really appreciate it. Here is how you can vote:

* VIA EMAIL: Send an email to In the e-mail, the SUBJECT LINE should contain ONLY the number of the baby as assigned by WIOG on the website gallery. MORGAN IS 106
A “#” sign or any other information in the SUBJECT LINE besides the number may cause the vote to not be counted.
In the body of the e-mail, please include your name, address and daytime phone.

* VIA TEXT MESSAGE: Send a text to 62582 with keyword: baby (this MUST be first in the body of the message), followed by a space and then ONLY the NUMBER of the baby as assigned by WIOG on the website and no other information (providing additional information may result in the disqualification of the vote) MORGAN IS 106

The contest ends at 5:00PM EST on March 28th. Go vote!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


WOW! I was just at my local dollar store and saw these wildly cherry m&ms. Hmmm. I'll give them a try. I LOVE THEM! YUM!! YUM!! YUM!! So I had to run over here and share with someone. The package says Limited Edition. I'm going to have to run out and stock up.

Here is a birdie card that I made for the current DKOS. I had to use the A Little Birdie Told Me stamp set from SU! and do some paper piecing. That is what I did on the umbrella. The polka dot bacground is from a stamp by PaperTrey Ink. Emma let me borrow it. I love how it goes with the polka dot pomagrante ribbon. That is from one of the SU! ribbon originals.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What? I have a blog? I like totally forgot!

Well, not really. The last couple of weeks have been crazy. There was the prepping for the SCS event, then the event itself, stomach flu going around my house, busiest time of the year at work, volunteering to do testing on a new system during the busiest time of year at work, me getting sick, etc. And here we are. I did manage to find a few pictures from the big event to share because I obviously haven't done anything creative since then. Here is one and I will try to get some more up in the next few days.

These are the boxes I gave to my roomies. The boxes are from the dollar store. Can you believe that? I used the SAB rub-ons on them and I filled them with alterables, like a naked frame, coasters, watchmaker tins, some giant paper clips... Pretty cool huh?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Drum Roll Please!

I know you have been waiting so patiently to see my finished swap card from the MI SCS get together, now called the Michigan Mingle. Well, here it is. Ta-Da!

Monday, March 10, 2008


That is how you say aluminum in England. That is one of the many things I learned this weekend at the SCS MI Mingle. I am exhausted. I got about 3 hours of sleep each night. My roomies and I stayed up late talking and giggling both nights. I talked my husband into letting me take a nap after I got home yesterday. He thought it was so funny that I was so tired. I had come home, took a shower and got dressed, had a bowl of cereal and talked to him and the kids for a few and then I took a nap. At 9:00 or so at night I realized that I had put my shirt on backwards. That is how tired I was. I have my camera packed up still and didn't take too many pictures cause I was busy, busy. So I will have to get to those later this week.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Fruit Punch

I was looking for an excuse to use my Fruit Punch Stickles so I made this card. I really love that color of stickles, usually I am just a Star Dust kind of gal. I thought they worked well with the Purely Pomegranate and Groovy Guava. The card base is Certainly Celery and the ribbon is too. The stamp set is SU!'s Doodle This.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

I have been busy prepping for a big SCS stamping event next weekend in Birch Run. I helped to organize it. Here are some of those things that I have been working on.

This is one of the goodie bags for the 1st ten people that paid for their registrations. I thought it would get people to act fast. It did and I had no clue the event would sell out. The last two years we had room for more people. This year we are over 50 and it will be tight. I'm not telling what is inside cause I want it to be a surprise. I went with black and white. The stamp is from Baroque Motifs and I used my tag punches for the tags.

Here are some of the treasure hunt prizes.

And this is the gift for my secret sister. I made it by accident. I was playing with it and was going to use it for something else and when I finished I thought this would be a great gift for my secret sister. The paper is from Rubber Soul. Inside the middle are some more goodies.