Saturday, July 31, 2010

It's a Baby Shower and YOU are Invited!

I am such a dope!  Today is the Baby Shower Blog Hop for my fellow PMS Make Up Artist, Lisa McKinney!  She is going to bring her second son into the world any day (or even minute) now.  I've had the week from H E (double hockey sticks) at work and I completely forgot to post.  Lisa, please, please forgive me and know that I am so happy for you and your family and I wish you the greatest joy! 
Please check out the Paper Makeup blog for the rest of blog hop's participants and PLEASE stop by Lisa's BLOG and wish her well! 

Congratulations, Lisa!! 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Homework From the Boss!

This week, my new boss gave me a homework assignment.  My first week on the job I made my new co-worker a wedding card.  So this week my boss said to me, "Can you make me a birthday card for a guy that likes Labs and fishing?"  Of course I can!  (If you let me get out of here at a decent hour sometime this week....he he- that 2nd part was only in my head, of course.)  So last night I sat down at my stamping table and got to work and this is what I came up with:

Stamps: Stampin' Up For Father; It's Your Birthday
Paper: Kraft, chocolate Chip; PTI White; Basic Grey Max & Whiskers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Nestabilities, 1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Twine, Button, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Prismacolor Pencils

I don't really have a set that incorporates fishing AND labs so the dog will just have to do.  I think it will work, though, don't you?  I am really glad my boss made me stamp.  I am positive that without the incentive I would have just watched tv and crashed early.  (while trying to stay up and watch the new tv show Covert Affairs- my new FAVORITE, but it comes on too late)  Stamping was fun and relaxing and took my mind off of things for an hour or so- so my boss actually gave me a break.  :)
Thanks for stopping by- I truly appreciate it.  Enjoy your day and I will see you later this week! 

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Late Day Post- Dandy Wishes!

Good afternoon!  I hope you are enjoying what's left of your weekend.  I have been shuttling Dixie to the vet and groomer, grocery shopping and house cleaning.  Oh yeah- and I have also been organizing my new rubber from Paper Makeup Stamps!  I decided to make a quick card with one of my new favorite sets - the July Release Dandy Wishes.  This card was so easy and simple to make so now I will have plenty of time to get back to sorting laundry and ironing.  (yippee....not.)   But I let the stamps do all the work so it was easy- and that's what I love about this set.  I stamped, used my white gel pen, and paper-pierced using my Nestabilitie Labels Six as a template.  Voila- easy Sunday afternoon card! 

Thanks for stopping by today- I hope it's sooner than later before I post again.  But the sneak peeks for next month's releases will be starting soon so be sure to come back!  Have a great day!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Helloooo!!! I'm Stll Alive...and Stamping!

Needless to say things have been pretty crazy in my world lately.  My new job is keeping me on my toes....and up late and up early.  I haven't had much time to sleep or clean let alone stamp but I did manage to get a card completed this week. 
Here is Angie the Angelfish from Paper Makeup stamps.  Isn't she cute?  I made this card using the Card Patterns Sketch from last Saturday # 73.  It also, (almost) fits this week's Friday Fun Challenge- to make an invitation to a BBQ, picnic, etc. or a Summer Theme Party card.  My Angie card isn't exactly a party invitation, but I did use fun, bright, summery colors.  So that's how I am rolling today.  I hope you don't mind! 
Be sure to check out the other Friday Fun Girls Blogs for more inspiration.  Feel Free to play along with us too- we would love it if you did!

Also- you may want to know that Amy at Caffinated Cropper is putting her card kits on sale (while supplies last).  She still has some With a Cherry On Top, Birds of a Feather, and Pocket Full of Sunshine kits left.  $25 with FREE SHIPPING!  That is a SUPER deal.  Two of the kits even include stamps from Paper Makeup- they are awesome! 

Thanks for stopping by today and sticking with me while I focus on my career.  Hopefully I will figure out how to balance everything and get back to stamping like normal.  Wish me luck! 

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Paper Makeup Maya Fairy

Have you seen the newly-released Maya Fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps?  She is so cute and fun!  I made this card using the Pink Paislee 365 degrees line and a sketch from the Friday Sketchers blog.  I used the Have Fun sentiment because Maya just looks like she is having so much fun. 
Be sure to check out the Papermakeup Stamps blog for other samples with the new releases.  PMS is offering a special Everything a Girl Needs Bundle- a whole 8.5 x 11" sheet of red rubber and all things girly and fun for just $30! Also- the PMS site had been experiencing some glitches lately- the site has undergone some repair and the errors should be corrected.  Great news for some weekend shopping!  :) 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Paper Makeup Release Day Blog Hop!!

Welcome the Paper Makeup July Release Blog Hop! You should be arriving here from Randee's blog.  If not, start at the Paper Makeup Stamps Blog.  Each blog on the hop has a letter that spells out a code that will give you 15% off the entire release! 
My card using the sentiments from the Beautifully Fabulous Set.  All of my stamping friends NEED this set- it is so cool!  The layout is this week's Card Positioning Sketch (#174).  I left it pretty CAS to let the stamps do all the "talking."  

Stamps: PMS Beautifully Fabulous
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate, My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary Collection
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa 
Accessories: Chocolate Ribbon; Labels 4 Nestabilities, Pink Button, Twine
Your letter for the discount code is

The Next Stop on the Hop is SHAELA!  Have fun Hopping and we will see you tonight in the PMS Forum for a party! 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Paper Makeup Sneak Peek!

I hope you had a GREAT weekend.  Believe it or not, I have today off too!  I like my new job already- and I don't start until tomorrow.  :) 

 Today's card is a little sneak peek of an upcoming release at Paper Makeup stamps.  You can see the FULL release on July 7th when the PMS Design Team Hops the day away, but for today you get to see Lisa's Luggage with the Bon Voyage sentiment.  I masked the luggage and stamped the suitcase 3 times because if Lisa is anything like me- she needs at least 3 suitcases.  lol.  The patterned paper is from Webster's Pages Seaside Retreat and the Ribbon, Button, Aqua and white card stock are all from Papertrey Ink. The sketch is from the Card Patterns Blog- it's # 64.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Stop by the Paper Makeup Blog to see what other peeks are up. I'll see you on Wednesday when we Hop with the new Releases.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!!  I hope your weekend is GREAT!  Today I have just a quick card using the Pocket Full of Sunshine Kit from Caffinated Cropper and the Mojo Monday 145 Sketch.  When I saw this sketch, I knew it was perfect for this kit!  Amy still has the kits available along with the past kits Birds of a Feather and With a Cherry On Top. 

Everything on my card except the card base and the button is from the kit.  I used my Nestabilities to cut the orange felt.  I had to run it through a few times- but it worked!  Pretty cute, huh?  

Thanks for stopping by today- enjoy your Holiday Weekend and have an extra hamburger and hot dog for me, ok?  :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Caffinated Cropper PFS Blog Hop with Friday Fun and Makeup for the Weekend!

TGIF!!  It's been a long but wonderful week in my world.  But because of all the craziness, I am combining THREE posts into one.  Honestly, it just fell together like that and I decided to roll with it.  

If you are hopping along with Caffinated Cropper you should be arriving here from Jessica's blog.  If you aren't hopping but would like to (and why wouldn't you, right?) Be sure to start at Amy's blog and follow along for some Sunshiney goodness.

I also combined two challenges for this post.  First and foremost, it's time for the Friday Fun Challenge.  I am the hostess this month and this week's challenge is: Since it is my last week at Eagle Transport before I start my new job - make a Congratulations, Farewell OR Miss You card with a BIRD on it.  It doesn't have to be an eagle, any bird will do.  The other challenge I played is Paper Makeup Stamps Makeup for the Weekend challenge- to make a card with a window. (M4TW33).  Check out the Paper Makeup Stamps blog for more info on the challenge and links to more samples. 

The image and sentiment are from the PMS set Tweet Things.  This adorable set is available in rubber AND as a digital set.  How cool is that?  Everything else (except the card base, punch and Nestabilities) is from this month's Caffinated Cropper kit, Pocket Full of Sunshine. 

Well, what do you think?  Be sure to check out the other Friday Fun Girls' blogs to see their samples.  We would also love for you to play along.  Just use key word FFC89 when uploading so we can see your creations.