Saturday, February 18, 2017

You Are the Best

Pulled out a couple sets of my new rubber stamps today and tested them between phone calls for work.

I love the cat in the "Purr-fect Friends" by My Favorite Things. She's adorable. I intended to make her coloring (the non-floral part) look like my Pongo kitty but sadly, that didn't quite go the way I wanted, but I still think she turned out cute. The sentiment stamp is from the "You" set by Simon Says Stamp.

I have several more images stamped out that I plan on coloring tomorrow. Maybe I'll use my Prismacolors instead of my Spectrum Noir markers.

Friday, February 17, 2017

I still love this card I made back in 2007. Faux postage has always been one of my favorite techniques and this kit from Stampin' Up was one of my favorites. I no longer have the stamps but do have several sets of the same type from other companies now. It's about time to pull this technique out of the locker.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cleaning up

At least, I'm cleaning up digitally. I should be cleaning up physically, but that's for another day. I checked in at SplitCoastStampers and decided to upload some of the cards I've made recently. I never noticed I hadn't put probably three-quarters of my images into folders, so I'm in the process of putting them into folders. Wish there was an option to change a lot of them at once. Alas.

Random factoid: There is no longer two spaces after a period in a paragraph. I found that out a few weeks ago and it's so difficult to get out of the habit. I've been putting two spaces since I learned how to type in the early 80's. I would say late 70's but I typed so bad back then that it shouldn't even count as typing! LOL

As for the image above, it is from A Day for Daisies. I love her images and lately, have been purchasing at least once or two every payday. I <3 this little set of chairs. There is something so welcoming about them. The fact that there are birds does help a bit as well. Colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Love You a Latte

It's been quite a while since I've been here. I keep thinking I'll get back into blogging and something happens and I forget. Today, I thought I'd try again and upload a card I made using some fab digital stamps from Verve Stamps. Too cute! Who doesn't love coffee?

I will admit, while I was coloring the cups (with Spectrum Noir Markers), I had to have been thinking about the beach, because before I knew it, I was singing "Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I want to take ya Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go..." And it was all over.

I decided to go tropical. Looked up the lyrics to Kokomo and printed them onto a piece of scrapbook paper for my background. Added a little tropical blue cardstock and cork paper to surround the cups. The trim is from a local drug store/fabric store called "A & E Drug Store." They are marvelous!

Now I'm off to finish work for the day. Hope to be around again real soon!

Saturday, April 07, 2012


I've been slacking.  I've barely taken pics with my phone the last three days.  Not sure why.  Maybe lack of subject matter?  Boredom?  Time constraints?  No clue.  Gotta get on it again tomorrow!

Sunday, April 01, 2012


Third Sunday with no church.  Chaz was throwing up this morning before we got there so we turned around and came home.  He felt better after a couple hours.

Breezy went to the other campus today and then hung out with friends.  Chaz and his girl went to the beach after he felt better.

I cleaned the kitchen, took a nap, cooked dinner.  Watched the ACM awards and ordered Breezy the new Rascal Flatts cd.  Hopefully, she'll be very surprised. :)

I'm headed to bed.  Early for a change.  Here are a few of my iPhone pics for the week.  Lovin' Camera!Awesome still!  Can't wait to get all the "extras" that it has.
My homemade stickers made from pages of an old book

Fortune from a fortune cookie that I got during Spring Break.  How appropriate!

Birthday card for co-worker.  Check out that texture on the Happy Birthday layer.  It's the coolest yarn ever!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I've not been here in months.  I think about updating and then whoosh, out the window the update goes when life gets busy.  Too bad there's not a great app for the iPhone to allow me to update with photos.

Photos.  I <3 taking photos with my iPhone.  I downloaded several awesome apps to use to process and share my photos.  Instagram.  Magic Hour.  Hipstamatic.  Camera! Awesome.  Between these 4 I have a ton of fun.

My favorite for random shots is Hipstamatic.  I bought all but one of the in app bundles and have used it for 100's of pictures already.  I like the randomize function.  Just shake and it's ready!

Magic Hour is free and lets you download lots of filters to apply to the photos you take with your iPhone.  There are some super filters there.

My new favorite is Camera! Awesome.  I think it was 99 cents and then you can buy extras in app.  The variety of filters, frames, textures, and presets are great.

I share everything using Instagram.  I set it up to send to Twitter and Facebook too.  One upload gets everything.  Awesome!

Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando.
Chaz, Breezy, and Ally at the entrance to EPCOT.
Breezy, Chaz, and Ally at Small World.
Hogwarts at Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios.

These shots are from the very first vacation my kids and I have ever taken.  Yes, we stayed together for the entire trip with the exception of tonight.  They went to Tampa for a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game.

It's been an amazing week!!!  Yah!