Friday, October 29, 2010

It's a Mojo Monday 162!!

More like Mojo Friday for me :o)

This is the first time I've decided to play along at Mojo Monday's and follow their sketch for the week, we'll see how long I can keep this up for. Today I'm using my "Fleur Anya" from The Greeting Farm. She's so cute bright and colorful. Was not really sure if I wanted it as a birthday card so I decorated the inside but I still don't have a saying on the inside. Stop on over and visit their site, look at all the other wonderful creations. The paper stack I used was the Citrus Stack by DCWV, I have so many paper packs, I need to keep stamping and creating, they have to go down eventually. LOL

Enjoy the Anya card!!!

Fall Break

Yesterday was the start of "Fall Break" for my son Louie, so I decided to take some time off with him. Mainly to drive him from one place to another. This year we really didn't take any vacation since we bought the house, but maybe next year. We'll see. So I'm going to try and dedicate this time to making cards now that the house is nice and clean and the clothes are washed, the kids are fed and the doggie is napping. I made this little guy he is also from "The Greeting Farm", the stamp set is the OA My favorite things. Still learning how to color hair and faces, obviously I'm not there yet, but hopefully in just a few more weeks of practice, I will master this. I have to master it. I need to watch more youtube videos.

Enjoy the new card!!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Sunday everyone. Currently watching "The Next Food Network Star", I need to stop watching some of these shows, it makes me hungry. Tomorrow I'm also starting my first day or waking up early and running in the morning. Wish me luck!!!! I want to try and run a 5K this year, we'll see how that goes. So this evening, I've been still working with my "OA My Favorite Thing" stamp, I like to call her my Strawberry Shortcake stamp. Changed her up a little by giving her blonde hair and also adding some glitter. Glitter comes a long way. I added glitter to the card I shared with you yesterday, and it just made the whole thing pop. I also worked on coloring some images this evening. Hope to put those cards together this evening. Enjoy the new card!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake

I'm loving having the new stamp store in Dyer Indiana " Stamp N Scrap Ink". I've been able to buy specialty stamps that I normally order online from them. It's been pretty sweet. Trying to control myself though. One of our local businesses that has been open for 15 years is now closing, "Once Upon a Time", they have a lot of scrapbooking paper and accessories. Everything is 50% off til the end of the year.

So tonight I made a "Strawberry Shortcake" inspired card. The stamp set is the OA-My Favorite Thing from "The Greeting Farm". I had to get the stamp, it reminded me so much of Strawberry Shortcake and bought back my doll smell and the cartoons. Did you have a Strawberry Shortcake Doll that smelled like strawberries? I did, and I loved it. I think I can also dress her like rainbow bright, maybe somehow replace her strawberries and the color.

Enjoy the card.....
It's a laundry, cardmaking day. Just got home from a San Francisco business trip, it was my first trip to the not so sunny city. More like a cold, breezy, chilly city. I imagined SF being a nice warm sunny city. But I guess that all depends on where you live in the Bay area :o) Everyday was a chilly night, much like Chicago weather in October, so I was prepared. And I love Chicago in the Fall, it's a beautiful time of the year.

So today I'm posting a few more Halloween cards that will be put in the mail this week. Yes, finally, Halloween will get here and nothing out yet.

Hope you enjoy the new cards. "The REAPER cards"..

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thought I'd get in a quick post before starting my day today. Still cranking away with my Halloween Holiday cards. This year I plan on getting many of them out in the mail. I took them to work with me today, to give me some inspiration. I laid them on my desk along the back side of me. So I'd peek over my shoulder and I would feel stress free. No Joke, stamping and scrapbooking are great stress relievers. I had all sorts of people stop by my cube today and check out all the wonderful creations.

My new stamp room is still a mess, haven't really been able to get it organized, my son asked me just today. Mom when is your stamp room going to be organized. I snapped my neck around... and Said "Who u talking to Willis"... LOL My room, my mess.. I'd take a picture but it's really bad. I'm hoping to dedicate a weekend to get everything organized. Not sure when that's going to be, but it'll be soon. Enjoy today's creation.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Halloween is celebrated by millions of people around the world. It's a fun time for parents to take their kids out trick or treating, putting on costumes, knocking on doors asking for candy. So here's where I'm struggling, Do Christian's celebrate Halloween?

As a new Christian I'm really struggling with this. As I'm growing in my new faith, I have a ton of questions, I have never questioned before. Today, as I saw my previous postings, I was even thinking, I make tons of Halloween cards to send out to friends, is that encouraging bad behavior on "My" part. I'm not really sure, and not really sure I can answer that.

Today, I honestly woke up asking myself that question. In Mexico we celebrate Halloween as the day of the dead. We take food and celebrate the lives of those that have left us. So if I think about it that way. It's a celebration. In the states, it's about Witches, Ghost and Goblins...

Well I hope all who reads, really just enjoys my cards as a fun Halloween treat. I really just love making cards for all seasons.