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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

An angel gets her wings!

Go check out and leave a comment for some terrific blog candy. Kimberly just got her angel wings and is giving away some neat things. I am not familiar with TAC so it is with interest I am reading these blogs to see what the buzz is all about. Seems to me that folks are going in different directions from SU. Go see Kimberly and tell her that Cheryl sent you!!

Wish you joy!!!

I just had to copy this card from Gina K as it made me smile and I am thinking I may send it to my mom with some photos from our trip to Myrtle Beach. I used Gina K's set--stamps for a cause--Wishing you well for the sentiment and her dancing chicken for the image. I also used some PP from SU and some ribbon from Jody's ribbon share. The chicken was colored with watercolor crayons and blender pen. I have so many different ways to color in images at my disposal and I like all of them. None stick out as better than the other. I enjoy the colored pencils and gamsol too. I haven't caught on to using markers very good yet.

Anyhow, thanks for looking in today. I go to get my doggies groomed tonite and to a Pampered Chef party at my friends house. We are having 2 kinds of homemade salsa. Yummo.


Monday, August 13, 2007

A card for my motorcycle riding son

I borrowed the set Born to Ride from Kathy to make this card for our son, Bill, who just bought his first Harley motorcycle (a softtail) and passed his licensing exam. I thought he would like this as a congrats card. He and his gal friend have ridden the bike from PA to Myrtle Beach SC and will be stopping here in NC on Thurs. to spend the nite before heading back to PA. I will have this card for him then along with a nice homecooked meal. I know when we are away, sometimes homecooked food tastes really good after eating out all the time. Hope he likes the card. Thanks for checking in with me. Maybe when he gets here, I will take a pix of him with his new red Harley.

And now for something by Cheryl

I love to do some of the blogger's challenges but find that I am just so stamping challenged that my cards never suit me. This time I tried to do Beate's card sketch challenge for last week. It looked simple enough, but when I start putting paper on and ink to paper, it just never looks right to me. And I couldn't even get the brads on evenly. Oh well, I just hope I improve. I had made this for a good friends birthday. Not sure if I should send it or not. By the way, I do love the set The Art of Life, which I borrowed from Kathy and I have used it lots. Thanks for looking in at this poor specimen of stamping.

Am I spoiled or what?????

Lookie here!!! Krista Hubbard has completely spoiled me. I have met her on The Splitcoast Wish RAK site and she has completely spoiled me. The top photo is a goodie bag she sent me for being the special Wish RAK person of the week. It was full of embellishment of all sorts. She even made me the cutest note pad and matching pen. And there in the middle is a clear stamp set. Thank you so much Krista. You are precious. But keep looking down.
Krista enclosed this card. It is the most beautiful shimmery cardstock and the scallops are so pretty. I would love to know what kind of cardstock it is and how Krista made those scallops so perfectly. It appears pink in the photo but is really white. Inside the verse says "you mean the world to me" and it is embossed. What a cute card. Thank you Krista. And the fun didn't end there:

Krista found out it is my birthday month and now has sent me this precious card. I had never seen this set in person and love it. She knows how much I love my doggies. She even sewed on this card. Now, tell me, how does she do all this and work besides? She is an accountant by day and a very special RAK'er by nite. Thank you again so much Krista. You made me feel special.

JT's RAK club for August

Just look at this adorable card I received from Janaina Oliveira who is in JT's RAK club and I was lucky enough that she got my name to RAK!!! This card is outstanding. She even paper pierced, tore paper, colored, sponged, layered and stamped. Talk about talent!!! And do you know what else? She even made an envelope for this card. And on top of it all, she found out that my birthday is the 27th of this month and sent it as a birthday card. Wow!!! Thank you so very much. I love your card. Good luck with your TAC career. You should do very well and especially with Jen as your upline. I will be keeping track of you via your blog. For all you readers, go check out Janaina's blog at and see for yourself all she does.
Thanks for checking in today.

Boggers RAK

I am part of the Blogger RAK club on Splitcoast stampers and I received this cute card from Nancy Elrick ( Go check out her blog and see all the neat things that she creates. I was so pleased to get this card. It sure does make you realize how much it makes for a good day and how appreciated these cards really are. Thank you Nancy. That was so sweet of you.
More posts to come.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Beate's sketch challenge

I have been having so much fun with this set I have borrowed from Kathy and made this get well card for a friend of my mother's who has been very sick for quite a while and just had a heart proceedure on Friday. It says "Hope today is a good day for you" and then you open the little flap and it says "and that tomorrow is even better." I used some of the paper I received from Lynn Mercurio and some ribbon that Ellen Hutson enclosed in a blog contest that I won. The base cardstock is from Creative Memories (still trying to use my stash of it up as I really like the SU colors better). I hope Johan likes this card I made for her and that it perks her day up.
Thanks for checking in on me today.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

I am the mystery wish RAk at splitcoast!!!

My gosh!!! Look at all these yummy goodies!!! These are from Lynn Mercurio ( . Make sure you go visit Lynn's blog as she is one talented stamper and most of all, she is a very caring person. I never even knew there was a mystery rak at splitcoast, but I sure do now. Lynn sent me this beautiful double sided paper from the Bohemia collection (My Mind's Eye) called Bluebird cousins Damask Blue. It is gorgeous. She knew that I love blue and brown together and sent coordinating ribbon, primas, and some pretty blue bling!!! Even the card she sent with the goodies is awesome. It is gold embossed.
Lynn, if you are reading this, thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are one very precious stamper!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Home from Myrtle Beach

My mom, sister and I spent a week at Myrtle Beach in our camper at Ocean Lakes campground. We love that place. Here is a photo of us in Murrells Inlet. I am on the left, then my mom, and my sister on the right. We had such a good time. The outstanding part of the trip was going to Alabama Theater to see "One--the show." The comedian Ricky Mokel was hilarious and Jerry and I along with some friends are going to go to his one man show this month. He has such a sense of humor and it is CLEAN with no bad words. That is so unusual.
Anyhow, I decided I would make thank you cards for my mom and sister (they live in PA and I live in NC) for allowing me to have such a fun week. I used a penguin image that Krista from Splitcoast sent me. Her screen name there is Kristastamps and that girl is incredible with the amt of things she has sent me. I don't know how I will ever repay her for the RAKs she has sent me. I made this card with some paper from CM, some glitter paper from DCWAV, some stickles, the sentiment from Gina K, and I used Crayola crayons with Gamsol and stumps. I cased the design from a card that Krista sent me. I think it was a make and take from the big trade show in Chicago. (thank you Krista).
At least I got to stamp today. Sure wish my stamp room was neat and clean. I really need a closet makeover like Nichole Heady had.
Thanks for checking in with me today. I will try to make some more stuff this week. It was fun getting back to stamping. I also want to send out some RAKS.

Long Time , No See!!

I am taking part in Jen's monthly RAK and this is the card I received from Teri Suzuki all the way from Hawaii. She must have found out that it is my birthday in August and made me this very cute birthday card. I love it Teri. Go check out her blog and see all her great work.
Also go see Jen at (also known as Pieces of Me). I think it is too late to sign up for her August card RAK, but look for the Sept. It is so much fun. Jen is a talented stamper and she is a TAC consultant now so I am expecting some very neat things from her. Thank you so much Teri for this great card.
This was such a treat to come home from vacation to. I feel like I received a gift from royalty. It is from the famous Beate Johns!!! I am in the bloggers RAK group in Splitcoast Stampers. What a beautiful card. Thank you so much Beate. If you haven't done so already, run over to her blog She also does many tutorials which are so easy to follow and also does a sketch challenge.

I came home from vacation to some great treats. This card is from blogger Paula Goff of Paula Ponders. I read her blog each and every day. What a talented stamper Paula is!!! Go check her out at Thank you Paula for such a great card. It is even better in person.
Guess that is all the great RAK's I received while I was gone. I only wish I could stamp as good as these talented gals and I appreciate that they share their work with me. Thank you all!!!