Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kelly's Birthday Card...

Good Evening Friends!

I made today's creation for Kelly, one of my downline members who's birthday is on Thursday.  This card is on it's way to her as I type this & I do hope she likes it!!!  I took a peek at this week's Mojo Sketch & quickly decided that this layout would totally work for me!!!  I think it's great for showcasing whatever DSP you're using & in my case; I'm using the new Spice Cake DSP that will be available on Thursday.  Honestly, I'm in love with this pack of paper & that's a first for me when it comes to Fall designs LOL!  Seriously though; all the patterns & colors are very appealing and tastefully put together so this pack of DSP is definitely a winner for me!!!!  

After I had the layout figured out; everything else fell together rather quickly.  I used the new Gently Falling stampset along with Happiest Birthday Wishes & I think they *gelled* together quite nicely.  I also *distressed* the edges of my DSP to help distinguish the layers a bit--I felt they were running together & since I was mailing it....wanted to keep the card as FLAT as possible!  My last minute touches besides decorating the inside were to add the pearls to the corners, medallion & make my leaf sparkle--sorry you can't really see it in the photo!!!

Well, I need to get back to my Open House goodies so I'm off!  Thanks so much for stopping by tonight & have a great rest of the evening !!!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Supplies:  Gently Falling & Happiest Birthday Wishes Stampsets; Early Espresso & Very Vanilla Cardstock; Early Espresso Ink; Spice Cake DSP; Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon; Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint; Big Shot; Square Lattice Embossing Folder; Spice Cake Buttons; SU! Pearls; Itty Bitty Punch Pack; 1" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Decorative Label & Large Oval Punches; Dimensionals

Thursday, August 25, 2011

For My Friend Cody

Good Morning & Happy Thursday Friends!

My post for today is on a sad note.  I've been pondering what *theme* I should use for this month's swap creations & I guess my Guardian Angel was correct telling me to make Sympathy cards because my dear friend Cody just recently lost him mom to cancer.   I know there aren't any real words of comfort for this type of situation---I've been through it enough to know---but I also completely understand that knowing people care can REALLY help you through times like this.  Cody has been a God send for me & I just want to show him a LOT of love during this difficult time so I would really appreciate it if my blog readers & friends would send a card to brighten his day a bit:

Cody Stocking & Family
1317 N. 19th St.
Duncan, OK  73533

Thanks so much for helping me on my lil' mission & I'm sure he'll appreciate it very much!  Before I go, I just want to say that my card was made using this week's Mojo sketch.  Thank you very much for stopping by & have a great rest of the day!!!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Supplies:  Word Play & Best Friends Forever Stampsets; Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake & Whisper White Cardstock; Just Eat Cake DSP; Wild Wasabi & Crumb Cake Ink; Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon; Neutrals Buttons; Linen Thread; Whisper White Bakers Twine; SU! Pearls; Mat Pack & Paper Piercer; Eyelet Border & Scallop Trim Border Punches; Dimensionals

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Joys of Motherhood......

Good Late Morning & Happy Friday!

First off, let me say that life has been extremely busy getting my kiddos ready for back to school!  I didn't intentionally wait 'til the last minute to get all this stuff done but with money being tight; I had to *stall* until EVERYTHING that was needed was on sale!!  I'm actually glad that I did because I was able to save a LOT of money compared to purchases from previous years so I am a happy camper right now!!!!

I also had Kathy's workshop on Wednesday & we had a really good time!  She LOVED her gifts that I made her and I know I haven't posted any pics---give me a bit of time to show you what YOU can receive for hosting a Stampin' Up! workshop with me!   I also showcased a TON of goodies from the upcoming Holiday Mini at the workshop---everyone LOVED what they saw & we're keeping her party open until the 1st of September so they can all order from that book as well!!  If you want to get in on the fun; email your orders to me at happyscrapper2@hotmail.com

Now that you know where I've been----unto my post!  My card for today is one of the projects we created @ Diva Night this past Monday evening.  I forget what style of card it is but I really like it & will try my hand at making my own version very soon!  The stampset we used is called Flower Fest....the really cool thing about this set is every stamp except the leaf coordinates with a punch & that makes for much easier crafting in my book!! 

Well, that's it for me!  I'm waiting on my neighbor to call me about my dryer, waiting on a friend to show up to help me with a computer program & I have to pay the rest of the monthly bills sooooo I guess I'm done until Monday!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by & I hope you all have a FABULOUS weekend!!!!!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Supplies:  Flower Fest & Curly Cute Stampsets; Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral & Old Olive Ink; Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whisper White & Old Olive Cardstock; Brights Collection DSP; Scallop Circle, Butterfly, Five Petal Flower & Fancy Flower Punches; SU! Rhinestones; Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mojolicious Sketch Creation.....

Good Morning & Happy Hump Day My Friends!!!!

Today I'm sharing a card I made last night using the Mojo Sketch....I had to wait until this morning to take my pic but that's what happens when you have late night fun!!  

Anyway, I'm sure you noticed that I'm still using the Mocha Morning Specialty DSP....well; it's acutally the exact same piece that I started with 2 weeks ago!  I'm going to use every last piece of this gorgeous DSP since I had to cut into it & I'm not going to waste 1 part of it LOL!!!!  Now that I've gotten that out of the way; I'll tell you a little bit about my creation......the sketch was pretty easy to follow but surprisingly enough, the bow was the hardest part to me!  Maybe it was because my kiddos were in the room with me watching Trading Places on the pc & we were laughing through the whole movie but that bow really gave me a hard time so after some thought; I just used my finger and voila---it finally looked pretty good!  I adhered it with mini glue dots & scrunched up the ends a little to give it a bit more pizzazz & I really like how it looks on my card!  I stamped my butterfly twice cutting one out for more dimension & adhering a pearl in the center--it just looks better with that pearl in the middle....don't you think?  I stared at my card for a moment thinking that it still needed something so I tied the hemp twine around my card---squeezing a bit too hard, added the additional pearls, the stamped image on the vanilla panel & last but not least....vanilla smooch spritz.  Did I tell you how much I LOVE that stuff?!!  I think it makes a perfect finisher to any project you're working on & I must say that it makes the Mocha Morning DSP even more beautiful!!!!! 

Well, I'm off to do a bit of blog hopping this morning before my children wake up.  I'll be back in a couple of days with something else for you to oogle at....Mr. Brown brought HAPPINESS yesterday so I need to play!!!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great rest of the day!!!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Supplies:  Creative Elements Stampset; Soft Suede Ink; Soft Suede & Very Vanilla Cardstock; Mocha Morning Specialty DSP; Big Shot; Perfect Pennants Die; Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon; Scallop Oval, Large Oval, 1 3/4" Circle, Eyelet Border Punches; SU! Pearls; Hemp Twine; Vanilla Smooch Spritz; Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Excuse My Absence.....

Good Morning & Happy Tuesday Friends!

My children are my first priority & I could see that we needed to spend some QUALITY time together so I took a bit of time off from EVERYTHING and just relaxed & enjoyed our time together!  I do apologize for not posting that I'd be leaving for a while....HOWEVER, this was a last minute decision & their smiles of joy when I didn't rush to the computer made this lil' vacation even more enjoyable & I stood firm to NOT have electronic communication while we were away.  I have to admit that it was quite relaxing & we had sooo much fun just enjoying each others' company and now that we're back home & I've shipped my daughter off on a fun road trip with her Dad.....I can now stamp a little!  I'm working on a few thing for an upcoming workshop that I'm having & I'm waiting on Mr. Brown to show up with a box full of goodies----OK, so I'm busted!  I really came home because I didn't want my new stamps & stuff sitting out in the rain!!!!!  But anywhoo, I will share some of my new creations with you starting tomorrow so be sure & stop back by! 
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Monday, August 1, 2011

Friendly Mojo in Spanish

Good Early Evening Friends!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Mine was awesome....I LOVE my relaxing days when I don't do anything but enjoy family time!!  That's about to end though with school starting soon so these next few weekends will be filled with nothing but FUN things for the kiddos!  It's been a LONG time coming & I'm looking forward to just having a ball with them!!!

Anywhooo, my post for today is all about the Mojo with some added bling & if you didn't notice; it's in Spanish.  I attended Hispanic night @ Convention & this cute set was given to us so I HAVE to use it LOL!!  In english the verse says "One who finds a faithful friend finds a treasure."  What an awesome saying & how true it is....I know I've made quite a few faithful & awesome friends thru Stampin' Up! and I do treasure each & every one of you!!!!!

Before I go; I did pick up my new glasses over the weekend & I do kind of like them....I'll have to get my son to take a pic of me.....but it's taking a bit of time to get used to them.  My prescription is just a hair stronger but boy can my eyes feel it LOL!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great rest of the day!!
Until Next Time,
Hugs & Love,

Supplies:  Confia en mi & Fabulous Phrases stampsets; Early Espresso ink; Early Espresso, Blushing Bride & Whisper White cardstock; Just Add Cake DSP; Big Shot; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Handheld 1/16" Circle, Petite Pennants Builder, Modern Label, Word Window, Mega Scallop Circle & Giga Scallop Circle Punches; SU! Rhinestones; Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon; Blush Blossom, So Saffron & Crumb Cake SU! Markers; White Gel Pen; Dimensionals