Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Hi Everyone! My little craft partner and I need to get busy back into our craft room and make some cards for the blog! We've been busy going on preschool field trips, visiting with our new baby cousin/niece, and enjoying the beautiful weather we've been having in Indiana. We hope you all are doing well and we hope to have some creations to share with you soon!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Something Different....

I really like how paper piecing looks. I thought it would be neat to paper piece the butterfly from garden whimsy. Here's the problem - that's a solid stamp. I couldn't figure out how to do it since it was a solid image. So....I inked it in Versamark, stamped on SU! DP, and then lightly colored it with chalk so I could see where to cut. I used different size hole punches to punch out the circles in the butterfly. I went ahead and placed cameo coral paper behind the butterfly. Then I stamped the image in chocolate chip on cameo coral and placed the wings I had cut out on top of the image. I'm no sure what this technique is called, but it seemed to work out. This card is much prettier in person! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Hey everyone! I needed a real quick little note card so I just took some tempting turquoise and added a little rub-on the bottom. Rub-ons are wonderful! I just found a catalog called Uppercase Living....has anyone ever heard of that catalog? It's like giant rub-ons for your walls! Leave me a comment if you have ever used their products and how it turned out! Thanks!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A Little Birdie Told Me

Happy Wednesday! Wahoo! We are halfway to the weekend. Here is a little card I made for a friend. I love Basic Grey paper! I like how my SU! in-colors went well with it also. Thanks for stopping by my little blog!
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: A little birdie told me (SU!), "hi there" from Papertrey Ink
Paper: Basic Grey, Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Dimensionals

Blog Candy Winner!!!

I just can't believe how many people came out of the woodwork to comment on the blog candy! I thought I only had a handful of people that regularly checked my blog! Thank you for all the nice comments.
I'm here with my friend Nikki and she is the random number picker today - she picked.....comment #29!!!

Congratulations to Jackie! She said.....
What's not to love about Spring - everything getting greener, flowers blooming, the smell of fresh cut grass, warm sun (at last!), and here in NC, badly needed rainfall! I love it all!
April 7, 2008 6:13 AM
Please email me your address Jackie! My email is

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Blog Candy!

I'm giving away my first Blog Candy! Just leave me a comment about what you LOVE about Spring and I will randomly pick a comment on Wednesday, April 9th! Included is a mess of Wild Wasabi ribbon, SU Hugs and Wishes, SU pink passion ink, and Making Memories Chipboard Letters.

Come on lurkers! Leave me a comment! :)Julie

Saturday, April 5, 2008

No Stamping Card

Good morning! It's another bright day here! We just can't get enough of them! I went to type "images (c) SU!)" on this picture and then I realized there weren't any stamped images. I made this card as a thank you for my mother who helped me with Easter dinner. Not only did she come and help me 2 hours before dinner (with my Grandma) she made my FAVORITE holiday dish - broccoli and cauliflower with homemade cheese sauce on top! It's a pain to make the sauce and she did it just for me. So, she was very deserving of a huge thanks!
I wish everyone a great day today! Have a good weekend!
Here is the recipe:
Stamps: None!
Paper: Certainly Celery, Pink Passion
Ribbon: Retired SU!
Accessories: Chunky SU Glitter, SU Chipboard

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Please pray....

Please pray for a young family with the names of Tricia, Nathan, and Gwyneth. I've been following this blog for a long time - Tricia is prepping right now for double lung transplant surgery. This is an amazing story and has taught me a lot about the power of prayer. Check it by clicking HERE.

The sun is out in INDIANA!!!

Wahooo! The SUN is out today here! What a difference it makes! I feel that this has been one of the longer winters in a long time. Last Friday, it rained and then sleeted, and then became dark and we had thunder and lightening, and then we went to bed and woke up to a good amount of snow on the ground. Come on Mother Nature....figure it out already!!!!!

During my little break from blogging I told you I did a little shopping online. I went to Ellen Hutson and bought some Lockhart stamps. I have always wanted a cupcake stamp. I don't make cupcakes, but I like blogs about cupcakes, I like looking at cupcakes and I like eating cupcakes. I like to stamp cupcakes too! This was a single stamp and I just masked it to add the two on the sides. I added glitter for sparkle and Dew Drops by Robin's Nest for 3-D.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a great Wednesday!!!

Here is the recipe:
Stamps: Full of Life (SU!), Cupcake (Lockhart)
Paper: Basic Black, SU! DP, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dew Drops, Markers and Blender Pens