Aug 31, 2009

Paper Rita

A couple of years ago, I participated in a traveling paper-self round robin. We each created "ourselves" out of paper. Our paper self was then sent to each participant who took pictures of their environment and day-to-day activities with our Paper Self tagging along! It was a hoot!

I found my Paper Self hiding out in one of my storage containers and thought I'd showcase her today!! She is fashioned out of Uptown Girl Paper, brads, buttons, scrappers floss, wiggly eyes, and gems! As you can see, the arms and legs move - I attached them to the body with brads!



Today's Abundance
-A weekend of stamping and scrap booking with good friends
-Absolutely fantastic weather for August - it's almost like fall
-Artichoke Dip with Peta Chips
-Blueberry French Toast Bake
- A nice dinner with Yuki and Zip from Texas

Aug 23, 2009

Rustic Chic Birthday Cards

Later this week I am hosting a Birthday Card Stamp-A-Stack workshop! We will be making 3 each of 4 different cards for a total of 12 cards. I added a new twist to this stamp-a-stack - all cards are 3.75" x 8" - cards that fit a legal size envelope.

Rustic Chic is featured patterned paper for all of the cards.

The August Stamp Set, So Squirrely, plus Gerbera Daisy, and Inspirational Sayings are used on these two cards.

Embellishments include Scrappers Floss, brads, and ribbon.

Happy Thoughts and Love and Laughter are the two stamp sets for the last 2 cards.

Embellishments include Jumbo Eyelets and ribbon.

Happy Stamping and Scrapping


Today's Abundance

-Inspiration Avenue

-Freshly Mowed Lawn

-Yummy Turtle Brownies

-A beautiful Augusts day - it was almost fall-like

-The anticipation of crisp mornings, evenings, and fall colors

Aug 18, 2009

Super Sweet Puppy Dog

Well, I've been playing in the sewing room again!! And thus, this super sweet Puppy Dog came to life!

It is made of cuddly fleece and is stuffed with polyester crafters stuffing.

The eyes and nose are the kind that screw into a heavy plastic holder on the inside of the puppy - they aren't sewn or glued!

Check out my ETSY site for this puppy dog and other creations!


Today's Abundance

-Catching up with a good friend

-A nice walk

-A beautiful sunny day with nice temps

-Swap cards

-Progress with ribbon organization

Aug 16, 2009

New Catalog Stamp Blog Hop

There is another blog hop going on!! It is all about new stamps in the Angel Company Catalog that was released in late June. I am using Sunday Stroll. I used the DCWV Scalloped paper and Rustic Chic papers. The Stardust Clear Glitter Pen is greate for some highlighting! Then add a few brads and some scrappers floss and this easy-to-make card is done!

Check out more creations from fellow Angels:




Laurie U








happy stamping and scrapping


Today's Abundance

-A nice rain overnight

-A great afternoon with Christine, Ellie, and Julie

-Realized in time that this blog post was due today and not the 19th!!

-Chicken Salad - recipe compliments of Chris F.

-My sewing room - it is almost ready to sew in again!!

Aug 6, 2009

Toot!! Toot!!'

Gotta toot my own horn a bit! I entered a monthly contest for The Angel Company's demonstrators with a theme of Back to School! Not only did I win the contest, but the company is showcasing it on their home page during August!

Be sure to click on the lower right hand corner (on the actual home page) and enter to win a Toodle Loo Collection (paper, hardware, ribbon) and the Level D Label Lingo Hostess Set. This is what I used to create the Back to School Backpack and books!

Happy Stamping and Scrapping


Today's Abundance

-A great day visiting with a wonderful friend

-Chocolate Chip Cookies


-Time to read a good book

-The tutorial that inspired my contest winning entry

Aug 4, 2009

And The Winner Is.....

Thanks to every one who participated in my blog candy giveaway! I have found some new wonderful blogs that I will be visiting on a regular basis!

And now, the drum roll please.....

The winner of my blog candy is none other than.....




Penni - visit her at Lazy Cats Cards

Penni - please send me your address to and I will get your candy in the mail!

Happy Stamping and Scrapping everyone,


Today's Abundance
-The kind words I've received on my blog
-The new blogs that I've recently discovered
-The bedroom is finally de-cluttered!!
-Emails from a good friend keeping me uptodate where she's at on her vacation - keep having fun Y & Z
-Another nice summer day

Aug 2, 2009


This card was inspired by the Friday Challenge on SPCC. I haven't decided whether or not I it...but here it is!

This card has 3 stamping different techniques:

  1. I used Tombow Markers on the Sprigs Stamp - green on the stems and pink on the flowers. Remember to "huff" on the stamp before stamping on the cardstock! (This restores any moisture that may have been lost during coloring the entire stamp,)

  2. I used the 3rd Generation Stamping Technique on the greeting. To achieve this, stamp once, move the stamp slightly and stamp again and then move and stamp one more time!

  3. The background stamping on the cardstock uses the stamping off technique. I inked the stamp with the marker, stamped on scratch paper once, then stamped a couple of times on the cardstock.

Other supplies for this 5" x5" square card includes Kraft Cardstock, DCWV Scalloped cardstock, scrappers floss and foam tape.

And remember I also have Blog Candy...check the July 31 post!!

Happy Stamping and Scrapping


Today's Abundance

-Great mowing and weeding weather early in the day

-Thunder and lightening off in the distance - maybe we will get some rain

-Time to play with stamps

-Grocery shopping - I missed the crowds!



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