Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oh So Close to Release Day, Sneak day #4

 Just LOOK at this cutie patootie... She is called Heartfelt... Oh so CA-YUTE!!!!!!

I just used some older BG DP for this one and a bunch of layering using TE Sketch #86 (i think) lol

Some buttons, and MFT Ribbon were added for blowie effect... seem those pearls?  YUP!  Viva Decor Pearl Pens... From my Bestie Kate... her store ROCKS!!!!! :)

The heart has a sentiment stamped in the center of it... this is NOT a new die, these are nesties, I had this card done before Kim sent me the heart dienamics... I tell ya, that gal... she is SO good to us Junkies, I didn't even have to beg and plead for these dienamics, I asked if I could have them all for the release if I paid for them, as being a Guest DT you dont get the dies, just the yummy Stamps, which allows you to STILL be able to order and have that thrill on release day... LOOOVE it... but anyway, I'm blabbering... that is NOT a dienamic!!!! ;)
**OK** So did I hit the "Vintage" nail on the head or WHAT???  **big grin**  It has THREE different step layers...AND opens up!!!  LOL YAY ME!!!

I stamped SO many various pieces from the NEWEST Inspired By Set called Inspired by Love.  Oh My, oh my, oh my!!!!!!!  This set is SO perfect for all things vintagey.... I LOOOVE it...

All images and sentiments come from this set along with SEVERAL others... I mean SEVERAL, this baby is PACKED.... they were stamped and heat embossed in detail silver EP, some MME "Lush" DP was used and see that lil metal heart???  YUP!!!  In my stash from a previous VIP Kit... just cut off the top hanger loopie thing and stuffed the back with 2 of Jody's dimensionals.... 3 little silver brads, some of the Crochete ribbon and DONE!!!! 

I am NOT a Vintage Pro but am EXTREMELY proud of this baby!!! :)  Now, getcher selves on over to KIM'S BLOG and see what else there is to ooo and awwww over....

Monday, November 29, 2010


Each month since these Pure Innocence have been released I wonder, HOW can they POSSIBLY get any cuter... then THERE THEY ARE, Just as CUTE as can be.... Just look at this sweetie with a box of candies for a Friend... This PI is named Sending a Box of Love...

OK, so... let's play a game shall we???  I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE.... Some thing that is NEW!!!!!!!  HAHAHAHH!!!!  YUP!!!!

Do you see that HEART???  That CIRCLIE STRIP???  BOTH are new this month!!!  YIPPEE YAHOOZIE!!!!  I am SO excited about them!!!  The heart die is called Hearts a Plenty and the circlie strip, it's called Dainty Dots !!!

 This is the inside of my card using another strip of the Dainty Dots dienamic and some pink pearls... this is the REST of the sentiment from the outside... I mean seriously, besides big shoulders... Chocolate is SO "friend-ish" dontcha think???  ;)
OK and THIS cute guy... LOL  He cracks me up... I am so impressed with my patience on this card... he has felt, denim and khaki cotton twill piecing YES!!!  His WHOLE OUTFIT is pieced... I drew in the sidewalk, and used some AWESOME stuff called Paper Soft from VivaDecor my Bestie Kate sent me, I used it on the sidewalk and the sky... IN LOOOVE!!!!  I continued on with dies using the truly awesome Grass and Clouds dienamics... decided to use a bit o black a silver dottie ribbon to finish it off and **BANG!** It's a stinkin MASTERPIECE!!!!  LOL

Here is a 3rd Peek... I'm such a Stage Hog... This lil PI is called Love you with all my Heart.  I paired this cutie with hearts a plenty dienamic and a sizzix heart cut out of frosted acetate, a chain ribbon heart, some heart DP and that yummy suede Brown ribbon from MFT awhile ago... a lil Earth Button and some twine.  Can you say OOOOOOzing with LOVE!!!???  LOL
OK, now head BACK to Kim's blog and see who and What is being peeked by others today!!!! :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's Day 2 for MFT Sneekies!!!!!

Oh but those Sassy Lil Flapper Doodles are raisin' da roof!  It's New Years and they are in their glitter of finest glittery dresses... I stamped the images onto some of Jody's red liner sheets, cut them out and applied them to the stamped images, one by one the protective sheet was removed to add the selected glitter color for their party dresses.

That silver rope ribbon is some I picked up several months ago I wasn't sure why until this stamp set arrived... I think I was a raccoon in my previous life, I LOVE me some shiny... ANWAY, LOL, I stamped out the numbers from Bling 'Bers, added some Swarovski Crystals to the numbers, and applied them to the chain with jody's pop dots!
The inside is here with one of the sentiments some more bling.  I used the Ric Rac and Chain dienamic on the inside also! 
OOOOO & AWWWW!!!!!  This is a NEW stamp set and Dienamic Combo set, It's called... Flower Silhouette and Die combo....

I stamped my image on to a MFT Perfect Paper Panel, water colored, found that I STILL can't water color no matter what I do, so I fixed THAT issue of poor blending... I inked the entire image with Versa Mark and covered it with SU Heat and Stick, heated it, and then dumped some Irridescent Ice on top and heated it again.  I mounted the image onto some blue CS, used a bit darker CS and embossed it with a TH folder.  I then wrapped the image with a linen ribbon  in this dark blue and tied a bow, and FUSSED with it forEVER.... Mounted all that onto some Cream CS and punched the bottom with a MS Punch.
This is a NEW Dienamic that is being released... Yes, I know... SWOOOOON!!!!!  It's called Textile Rectangles and it too is a combo stamp set... EEEK!!!!! It's called Textile Rectangles die and stamp duo.

 I stamped another flower image onto the panel in London Fog Gray and then a sentiment from the set in Black.

For my final project for today's peeks I had to use that irrisistible Flopsey, can you believe he can Ice Skate too???  He da' man!!! :)  I decided to make Flopsey into a wreath, so I stamped him and paper pieced him, nestied him, CB'ed him and then added him to some ornament shaped nesties as a twirly gig... I then rolled and rolled and rolled the dainty dots dienamic through the CB to make a PAPER CHAIN!!!!!  LOL  LOOOOVE this.... added some MFT ribbon to co-ordinate and viola!

Now head on over to Kim's blog to see all the other creations for today using these three sets...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

SUPRISE!!!! Day 1 for MFT Sneak Peeks!!!!

OK, so not only do you get the surprise of seeing ME on this Sneak Peek week but you get the PLEASURE of peeking at these ADORABLE stamps set to be released on December 1, 2010!

I know right?  Tweeny Teen this month is ADORE-ABLE.... she is "You Give Me Wings" Tweeny Teen, the older version of the PI's!!!!

Her wings have glass glitter affixed using Zip Dry paper glue, it's like cement...

Tons of dotties on this baby, I mean, how could I resist??  LOL

Thanks for looking and please go to Kim's blog for a complete list of the Peekers for today! :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010


As I sit here eating my bowl of chili on Thanksgiving day... I am thinking of friends near and far, with love in my heart... to those that tolerate me, THANK YOU... for those that understand me, THANK YOU... for those that love me anyway... THANK YOU!!!!!

I thank God for my family, although we bicker like most families do, these last couple of weeks the chips have not only been down but NON EXISTENT... we have cinched in our belts and let NOTHING come between us, the support and love is AMAZING...

I thank God for my friends that I have made on a wonderful site called SplitCoastStampers  I LOVE THAT PLACE... although I haven't "met" these people, I know them!!!  They make me laugh and smile, and are always there with a BIG SHOULDER...

I thank God for my creativity as it provides me a peaceful place to escape, although not ever piece is a masterpiece (LOL) I have taken the time to shut down, go to my happy place and just play...

I thank God for my co-workers...We have been together for 6 years now and OMG What Fun Fights we have... LOL  We have verbally "duked it out" numerous times and it makes us all grow as a person, learning to listen to each other and see things in a different light, I spend more time with this half of my family than my own.  Although we are all a bit "red headed" we love each other and dont let ANYONE mess with one of our siblings... you too have given me a shoulder to lean on, given me help when needed by selflessly burning some vacation days so that I can suck up that OT to make ends meet!!!

I thank God for being an American Citizen!  ('nuf said)

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Day!!!  Stop and just think fondly about those in your life, past and present and send up a Thank you to God!  It's because of Him, all things are possible!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I've Been HACKED!!!!!!

OK, so in case my numerous attempts to notify you via my new email address and that I am NOT selling VIAGRA hasn't worked... I have a new email addy....

it's the same as it was EXCEPT it's ymail.com and NOT YAHOO.com  JUST A Y

Hope this helps keep YOUR emails empty... If anyone knows how to delete contacts from the new version of yahoo PLEASE let me know that way I can delete you from my addy book and that might help also!!!!



Sunday, November 14, 2010

Just a Friendly lil Blog Hop!

Wahoo!!!  I'm here on a Friendly Little Blog Hop.  I have met some REALLY sweet ladies on a Swap Thread over on SCS...they took this newbie in with wide open arms and tolerate my antics!  :)  GOTTA LOVE THAT!!!!! 

SO, Banu has a Challenge blog that these gals play in (I must start paying better attention and play along), well we are all in a PTI (PaperTrey Ink) swap and we are doing a PTI Holiday hop!  I am a Born Again PTI Follower.  Do you see those papers?  Come on... who WOULDN'T become a PTI stalker!  LOL  I started out GREAT GUNS as is my normal way, and I have almost all of the colors of CS from PTI, THE best paper EVAH!!!!  I bought this stamp set from Sandye (where you will be hopping to next) and am IN LOVE... it comes with a Santa image also, old school Santa.  The set is called Believe.  I stamped it on PTI White colored with Copics added some bling to the berries in select spots.  I mounted the image on Avacado and Pure Poppy CS, the Distressed Dots DP and the Sugar Plum DP are both matted on Avacado CS.  Some Pure Poppy Twine (Thanks Crunchy) was wrapped around and a Pure Poppy button from the Buy Sell Trade thread finished it off.  Some more Bling in the corners and all pieces were given a strong super boost using Jody's Dimensionals, I tell ya these ROCK!!!!  Hold a LOT of weight, being red line adhesive...

SO, I hope you enjoy your hop and It's not time to head on over to Sandye's Blog, make sure you hold on to your wallet when you visit, she's known to be a sheisty one with pickin locks and what not!!!!  **snicker**

Inside of card, PTI Mat Stacks and Inside and Out Stamp Set

Later Toots'

Thursday, November 11, 2010

LOL~Lookie Here!!!!

OMG! Can you believe how YOUNG I was... it really doesn't seem all that long ago that this picture was taken yet, sitting here figuring it up it WAS... This picture was taken when I was in Kaiserslautern Germany in 1988-1989.  WOW Right???  22 years ago.

I gotta tell ya, I LOVED BEING IN THE MILITARY!  It was SO regimented, always knew what I was supposed to do and what was expected of me... I guess that fit in with my Black and White thoughts that I have... there is NO Gray in my world... sometimes not such a good thing but, then again...

Anyway, I thought I'd post this picture and give you all a good giggle!!!!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Cookin and what not

This week at MFT we are challenged to create something for cooking/kitchen items... I was inspired by Jody and her USING the Cinch... I have had mine for SOME TIME NOW.... SO... I pulled that sucker down and got to work... I didn't want a FULL Spiral look, so I just centered the Cosmo Cricket/Chipboard covers and went to work.  I used (ssshhhh, secret part here) works printer and printed off the MFT To Do List from last year and then photo copied it onto some Green paper we no longer use.  Cut it into equal pages and then punched holes in it... I used a dienamic that had yet to be used, although I DO love it... and made my page dividers.  I think that this one covers all the Holiday madness, Meals, Gifts, Cards and Thank you's!!!!  Yup, that about covers it.... Little Yellow Bicycle papers were used on the cover and for paper piecing the apron of the OH SO CUTE A La Mode.  Nesties for her, some Tiny Twinkles, cuz I gotta have my bling... the spiral notebook dienamic for that lil weight chart (back side of the pots and pans paper) YES! It's backwards, but play along with me people... I MEANT to do that **wink wink**
Here is the inside showing the book all ready for me to fill out to be organized...

I am SO done buying things and NOT USING THEM!!!!  *****PINKY SWEAR*****

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Rest in Peace Blackie

Here is our beloved pet Blackie, he died today, 11-09-10 at the age of 15!  He loved for Hailey to pack him around like a baby!  LOL  He loved his kids and this family!  He was SUCH a great cat, the way he would sucker the dogs in for a slap fest by rubbin up on them, the whole time they KNEW they were gonna get it and yes, they eventually did when they would drop their heads down to love on him!  LOL
He loved Cheez-Its (not the fake ones either, he knew the difference) and would know when Dave opened a box of them.  He was a GREAT Cat!!!!

Holiday Cocktails~KelliJo

Good Morning!  I finished my FIRST Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge... YAY ME!!!  :)

I used the newly released Merry Little Cocktail for my challenge card, Yes!  ANOTHER Cocktail type stamp set, I tell ya, I LOVE THEM!!!! :)

Graphic 45 DP, PTI Linen and Riding Hood Red by SU CS, Taylors scalloped die, Riding Hood Red Ribbon and some PTI Buttons.

This was a GREAT Sketch and will be going into my FAVE File for Christmas Cards, yes, it's a bit heavy but NOT bulky!!!  YAY!!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

November Work Calendar

This is my last Calendar for Work, Karen has December... we split the year up between 3 of us and each made a Calendar for the Records Office.  I didn't take any pics of the other months, I should have!!!!  **sigh** Anyway... this also goes with the MFT Guest DT Challenge, Office Supplies!  LOL  Seriously... what office doesn't have a Calendar in it!  ;)

Various DP were placed onto a Canvas Sticky paper, the calendar frame and Month were cut out using my Cricut.  MS Corner punch for the leaves, Skeleton leaves at the bottom embellished with Webster's Pages sparklers, and of course MFT PI Little Pumpkin, the pumpkin and dress were paper pieced.  YAY ME!!!!  :)

MOJO 163~ Bringin' a lil Christmas


Can you believe it?  November 1, 2010... EEEK!!!!  That Fat Man is SO close to comin' to the house!!!!!  I just can NOT do what I did for Halloween... LOL  Candy AND a pumpkin on HALLOWEEN DAY!!!!  EEEP!!!!!

OK, so anyway, it being the first of the month, MOJO 163 is in FULL SWING... I tell ya, I don't usually do the 1st challenge for the contest part, just dont, but this sketch made this CUTE lil PI pop into my head... I LOOOVE HER, she's called Sending You a Little Christmas.  I paired her with some Cosmo Cricket Winter Mitten paper, using it to paper piece her gloves, hat, boots and pocket also.  Sparkly Fluff was added to her hat and boots, and White Flower Soft was added to the ground for, well... SNOW!!!!!  :)  Her Tree is covered with pain stakingly placed Taylors Tiny Twinkles... I LOVE THIS PART!!!!  all together now.... AWWwwwwww!!!!!  :) :) :)
Gotta show ya the close up of the tree... OH!  Check out the sled... it's paper pieced using a sample I received in a past order from The Cat's Pajamas, REAL WOOD PAPER!!!!!  **gasp** SO fun!!!!

OK, so anyway, that's it for me, come on over to MOJO Monday... it totally jumps starts the foggy Monday goo between your ears!!! ;)