Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Thanks Kim and Kath!!

Thank you so much! I stamped today because of your blog challenge. I forgot how much I love to stamp- but I remember now. :)

You challenged me to make a card using at least one color from EACH SU color family (not including IN Colors) and a neutral. That was harder than it sounded I can tell you.

The colors I used were Bashful Blue- Soft Subtles; Real Red- Bold Brights; Pumpkin Pie- Earth Elements; and So Saffron- Rich Regals. I used the Prints DSP for all except the Pumpking Pie. I did not have any Prints in Earth Elements so that DSP is from Bali Breeze.

I also wanted to use some new goodies that I hadn't had much chance to play with. Those would be my new MFT stamps and Nestabilities. I love those Nesties. I wasn't sure if I would but they are great. I think I have to have them ALL now. hehe.

Anyway- thanks for the challenge and thanks for looking!!
Stamps: My Favorite Things : By the Seashore
Paper: (all SU) Basic Black, White, Bashful Blue, Bali Breeze DSP, Prints DSP in Bashful Blue, Real Red, and So Saffron
Ink: Black Stazon, Various SU Markers
Accessories: Oval Punch, Large Rectangel Nestabilities, Blue Stickles, and lots of Dimensionals!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Poor Dixie!

Poor Dixie. While I was away having fun she was developing "hot spots." I had to take her to the Vet today and get her some medicine and a collar. In this picture you can see just how happy she is about the whole deal.

Well, after plunking down nearly $100 (that I could have spent on stamps) I hope she does start feeling better. I love her so much and I cannot deal with her feeling bad!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Another Williamsburg Shoe Box Swap!

I can't believe it's been a month since my last post! Wow! Well, I guess it's just because I have been sooooo busy lately. I have had a lot of chores around the house getting the yard ready for Summer and of course there's my job. (yuck!) But I did manage some ME time this weekend and this post is going to tell you ALL about it! :)

Yesterday was the 2nd Annual Williamsburg Shoe Box Swap. We had a blast. My friend Jimmi and I spent Friday afternoon shopping. I know- imagine that. LOL! We hit the local stamp store and the outlets. I was really, really BAD! But it was so much fun! Then we hung out at her sister-in-law's house and ate dinner.

Saturday morning we got up and headed to the SBS which Jimmi and I hosted along with Sherri Mallory (Sherristampsalot) . (Ok- I just helped and did what they told me to do.....) It was so much fun. There were 24 Shoebox Swappers and 18 3-d swappers and lots and lots of door prizes! On top of door prizes that were donated, the following companies donated prizes as well:

Impression Obsession (had goodies for every single person!- awesome!)

I was so lucky that I won the gift certificate from My Favorite Things! Yay! My friend Stampowl is on their Design Team and I love her cards. I ordered It's a Jungle Out There and a mini set and some watercolor paints. But almost everyone received an extra prize- and they were all great.
Here is a picture of Paulette and Cyndi making my card at the swap.

We stamped the day away and had pizza for lunch. Then afterwards some of us headed out for MORE shopping! We headed for the stamp store (again) and then Jimmi and I went to Trader Joe's on the way home. There I stocked up on some wine and groceries for under $45! Wow! In times like these where everything is going up it is great to get deals like that!

The card I created for the SBS used Riley in the plane. I brought So Many Sayings (which I have separated and mounted on dominoes) and Things Hanna Would Say so everyone could choose what sentiment they wanted. I think it turned out pretty nice.

Stamps: Airplane Riley from Hanna Stamps, SU So Many Sayings

Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Basic Black, PTI Stampers Select White

Ink: Black Stazon, SU markers

Accessories: SU Red Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper-piercing Tool, Silver Brads, Blue Stickles

The Door Prize I made contained a canvas bag that I stamped on then heat set with an iron on low. I also made some magnetic picture frames to match and threw in some store bought goodies.

Stamps: SU Stipple Butterfly (retired), SU Burst Into Bloom

Ink: PTI Pallette Hybrid Ink in Aqua Mist and Spring Moss

Paper (on frames) Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Everyday Blessings DSP

Ribbon: PTI Aqua Mist and Spring Moss

I forgot to take pictures of my 3-D swap and I didn't have any extras left over. Sorry! But I do have pictures of my stamp table from when I got home and all my new stamping goodies. Want to see? I also bought a new Coach purse and some clothes and shoes also but I don't have pictures of those. I went a little crazy shopping- it has been a long time since I have let myself go and buy "luxury items." (stamps are necessities just so you know.....) Jimmi is a bad influence but what do you expect from someone whose blog is called Stamping and Shopping???? LOL! I should have known I was in trouble!
These are my stamping goodies and pictures of the mess my stamping area became when I got home with everything:

Thanks for visiting!