Thursday, June 26, 2008

My First Mini VSN

This past weekend I participated in my 1st ever VSN (Virtual Stamp Night). This happened to be a mini VSN. The big one is in August. The challege this card was made for was to use numbers on a card. It was inspired by the Stephanie Plum series of books that all include numbers in their titles. If you haven't read them they are a definate must by Janet Evonovich.

I decided to make a long card and I used my old SU! Crazy Number set and the Stampendous Hugs & Laughs stamp that had been sitting uninked. The paper and embellishments are all by SU!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Things

These are the things that are making me smile today.

Isn't this yummy? This is my new bracelet.

Here is some more of it. It was made by Patricia Robitaille. And HERE is her Etsy Shop. She makes her own glass beads. I love beads. These are so shiny and look like candy.
I took a class once on glass bead making. I have the torch and some rods still. Maybe one day I will give it a go again.

This is one of the items in the CafePress shop. A month or so ago CP added some embroidered items to the product line up. I applied this design to a couple of products and I ordered one to see how it would come out. I love it! It is fabulous. I will be adding the embroidered items in the other designs as soon as I get a chance to play with them.
The sale of these items help to fund the SCS Michigan Mingle. Some of them say "SCS Michigan Mingle" on them and others don't. So there is something for everyone there. Check it out!

Did I ever tell you how Rubber Lovers Unite! came to be? It is kind of funny. I am a co-organizer for the SCS Michigan Mingle. This year we decided to make t-shirts for the event that people could order through CafePress. We weren't sure what to put on them so we held a contest. We didn't tell the minglers what it was for, but told them to submit their favorite stamping related catch phrases/tag lines. Patty posted that they might not want to submit things such as Rubber Lovers Unite, and right then and there I knew I had to make it into a shirt. It works for stamping and promoting safe sex!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tart & Tangy x 4


Scratch N Sniff Cherry

Scratch N Sniff Green Apple


These are some samples of the cards we did at the last stamp camp. They made the treat pouches too. Tracy's projects were an altered frapicchino bottle and cute peekaboo card with the A Little Birdie Told me set.

These projects used Tart & Tangy, Summer Picnic DS paper and various cardstock and ribbons in Old Olive, Real Red, Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

More Lily and We Went to the Zoo

Here is another Lily card that I made. I also colored this one with my SU! Markers. The colors are Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, and Almost Amethyst.

This weekend we went to the Detroit Zoo. Here is a picture of Morgan, Carter and I with the rinos.

This was in the kangaroo exhibit. You walk into an area where the roos are free and there is no fence between you and them. Not much excitement today. They were all resting.

Here is the prairie dog exhibit. They have a little tunnel where kids can go underground and pop their heads up through these tubes to see the prairie dogs close up. This is Carter in the tube.

Here is Carter and Morgan outside of the polar bear exhibit.

This is a polar bear in the grass. Just doesn't look right.

Here is a seal. This is in the underwater portion of the polar bear exhibit. I think these guys are separated from the polar bears or they would be bear food, don't ya think?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Lily & Milo

I was one of the 1st people in America to get my hands on these stamps. That is what the place I ordered them from said anyway. And did I touch them? No. I let Crystal stamp them. Last night I finally played with them a little and I must say I love them. They are fun to color. I used my SU! markers to color this one.
BTW - Check out my new watermark. Also by Veronica. She rocks!


Do you like it? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! Veronica did it. There is a blinky near the bottom of the right column if you want to check her out. She is fabulous!
p.s. I'm talking about my new blog design if you didn't figure that out. If you are seeing yellow, red and blue then you need to refresh!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Little Ballerina

This past weekend was the big recital. Ballet, tap and hip hop this year. Next year she says she doesn't want to take ballet and tap because the costumes always have polka dots. I don't know what her problem is with polka dots. I love polka dots.

So yesterday was Maddie's last day of school and this morning she left to spend the next three weeks with my mom. I won't see her until we go up North for the 4th of July weekend, but I will talk to her just about everyday. She doesn't really miss us when she goes to stay with grandma. She is pretty independant and glad to get some time away from her little brother. But we will miss her.

Monday, June 09, 2008


I got tagged a couple of times in the last week and just haven't had an opportunity to post. Jennifer at Just Jennifer's Stamping tagged me first and then Patty at Paper Patty got me next. Lucky for me they were for the same game so I can kill two birds with one stone so to speak. Hee hee!

1- Life 10 years ago: I had just started my current job and just met my now husband. I was single, had no kids, didn't stamp or scrap, and we might have just gotten Sable our black lab.

2- 5 things on today's 'to-do' list: 1. Go to work and get caught up on what I missed Thursday and Friday. 2. Go to the PO. 3. Pick up the kids and go home. 4. Figure out what is for dinner. 5. Put the laundry away. Exciting huh?

3- Snacks that I enjoy: Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, M&M's, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Blizzards with Chocolate Ice Cream and Strawberries, or Blizzards with Chocolate Ice Cream and Oreos, or Blizzards with Chocolate Ice Cream and Cheesecake Chunks & Caramel.

4- Things I would do if I were a millionaire: Pay all my bills off, buy a bigger house, buy a house for my mom, buy a mustang, buy lots of M&Ms, put money in the kids college funds.

5- Places I have lived: Buena Vista CO, Colorado Spgs CO, New Baltimore MI, Mesa AZ, Phoenix AZ, Plymouth MI, Canton MI, Northville MI, Farmington MI, Waterford MI, Wixom MI, West Bloomfield MI, and Davison MI.

And now I am tagging:

Jana at

Crystal at

Laura at

Lynn at

Cindy at

Monday, June 02, 2008

For Peep's Sake Winner!

I used my highly techinical method of asking my DH to pick a number again and the winner is...

Cindy Vernon said...
I have been stamping for over 10
years!! The candy is fab!
5:35 PM

Congrats Cindy! Send me an email with your address.

Thanks to all that played and helped me celebrate my 2 year blogiversary!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Penguin Winner!

And we have a winner for the 1st drawing for the penguin stamps. The winner was chosen by telling my DH to pick a number between 1 and 7. Only the best highly technical methods are used around here.

Jana Emmert said...
I thought paper towel too. I'm guessing
Bounty (I know it's not Brawny...)The card is really cute!
1:25 AM

Email me with you address Jana!

There is still time to enter the other drawing. So give it a shot!

BTW - yes it was paper towel that I used for my backdrop. It was the cheap stuff from Aldi.