Thursday, February 28, 2008

My stamping storage system

A while back I was checking out splitcoast stampers site and came across the thread that were talking about "How do you store your rubber stamps?". Right now I store my unmounted stamps in CD cases. It really drives me crazy that some of the sets don't fit into one CD case. So coming across this thread really intrested me to read on. I don't remember who the lady was that posted pics on how she stores hers but I LOVE it! So today I worked on storing mine the same way. I love it because the sets that I have actually fit on one side of the paper.

updated 3/5/08 - THANK You to the women that posted here on my comments about this! Sure enough! transparency film that is made with acetate will eat away your ez mount so make sure this is NOT how you store your stamps that are mounted to ez mount! I have contacted Sunday International about this and talked to Gary he is SO very nice! He asked me what size of the storage panels (that will be safe to store my stamps on and that they sell on their website) will I be needing and he also let me know that they will be carrying this size so that I and others can use this AWESOME system still to store stamps. I am SO very excited because this saves SO much space! I will be posting more about this boards REAL soon!

cut a piece of white card stock 5 1/2 x 7
cut a piece of transparency film at 5 1/2 x 7
used a glue stick (dries clear) onto one side of the card stock
stamped or put the stickers of the images on the card stock side
clinged my stamps to the transparent side

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Cuttlebut Kid Dies ROCK!!!

I just LOVE them so much! They make me smile really big and they are so much fun to play with and make cards with. I want them all now! Here are some cards that I made today with the 4 cuttlebug kid dies that I do have. Oh and on the card with the bee and flowers...the flower is a die cut from quicKutz that I got from the lovely Haylie-Jo from when I placed an order. I was so happy to find out that I can use quicKutz with my big shot die cut machine.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Coupon Code - YIPPIE!

The AWESOME Haylie-Jo from Crop Stop sent me a coupon with my order. I e-mailed her this afternoon to thank her and let her know how much I loved everything I purchased from her store. she e-mailed me back and said that I can pass on my 10% coupon code to my friends WOO HOO! So here it is CSR-E2 Happy Shopping!

My card for My Paper World sketch challenge

I worked on this card yesterday for a the sketch challenge at "My Paper World" blog . She is super sweet and she has great card sketches so be sure to check out her blog and enter the challenges! This is my first sketch challenge for her blog. I had LOTS of fun with this card. I used my new nestabilities and Pink Cat Studio's cute tweet stamp.

along with that card I also made this one..quit simple but I think its cute. On this card I also used my new nestabilities die and the ADORABLE stamp set from the Angel Company called Hippity Hoppity.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Weekends go by WAY to fast...

I wish a weekend could feel like a week instead of a couple of hours. This last weekend was really busy but fun. Sat. I met Valerie (taffy) at the Stamping Convention at around 2:00pm. It was a little bigger than last years convention. We walked around and shopped. I finally bought my twinkling H2o's that I have been wanting for the last month. I also bought about 8 of 8 1/2 x 14 sheets of EZ mount because I have decided to start mounting all of my newer Stampin up stamps on this...because I have ran out of room storing blocked stamps. OH and I aslo bought a few fairy stamps.

On Sat. I also recieved my order in the mail from Paper Dreams ( ). I ordered a few cuttlebug kid dies, some cuttlebug emobossing folders and some Spellbinders Nestabilites...I ordered the scalloped large ovals, squares and circles!!! (the square are on backorder) but, I'm so happy with the fast shipping and the great cutomer service they offer. Oh and the prices! I have so many new toys to play with this week YIPPIE!

Today was the montly Angel Company circle I hold here at my house once a month. We worked on 3 projects. Here is a pic of the projects we worked on. (sorry about the not so great pics).
I got the little goodie treat idea from she's so telented check her blog out! We used the stamp of the month set hippity hoppity from the Angel Company.

this card we used my new score-pal. It's a super fun and CUTE card to make. You should all try it. Here is the link to the directions . The stamps used on this card was also an Angel Company set called playfulpirates.

If you have any questions on any of the cards feel free to ask.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Pink Cat Studio Challenge...

Every other week us DT members at Pink Cat Studio have a challenge. It was my turn to give the challenge this last week and I challenged the girls to do an Easter card with the newest Pink Cat Studio Lily stamps with FLOWERS...since I love them so much! Here is the card that I created for the challenge.

I also have to tell you a little story that made me smile BIG today. Late last night I was up looking and reading emails and catching up on Splitcoast stampers site. I love looking at the threads to get the ideas them Ladies have on storing some of their supplies. I came across a thread that was talking about storing handmade cards and got a link to these awesome looking card sleeves that hold up to 200 cards in a binder. I thought this was really cool because I can share my cards with others so easy and they will keep my cards safe. So of course I ordered them and you should too haha! Here is the link So back to what made me smile. I went on paying my order with paypal and the really nice owner of Crop Stop emailed me saying that my paypal won't clear for about 5 days if I wanted to wait...of course I don't! I want them NOW haha! So I emailed her back saying to call me and she did this afternoon and she is the one of the NICEST ladies I have met! We laughed and chit chatted a while. You all have to check out her store and watch her tutorials on all the diff ways you can use all the diff dies in your die cutting machines. She also has a myspace page so go on and add her

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Feeling a tad bit better!

Since last Thursday night I caught the flu bug and have been SO sick since...I'm finally feeling a bit better THANK GOD! I still have lots of stuffiness, coughing & headaches going on but hope to be 100% better by the weekend.

I was so sad because Sunday I had to miss the monthly Stampin Up circle that I attend. Today, I finally got back into my craft room to get things ready for this Sundays Angel Company circle that I hold once every month. I am so happy with the projects that I have done for the make n' takes. I will post them after Sunday sometimes so I don't ruin the surprize for the ladies who attend. Oh and I used my NEW score-pal on one of the projects! Oh how I love it!

I'm also really excited about this Sat. the Stamping Convention will be in town and Valerie and I will be going! I invited Monique and hope she can also come hang out with us. The guys are going to meet us at Texas Roadhouse after for dinner! YUM!

I wanted to come and post a couple of cards that I had created a few weeks ago that I hadn't got to posting till now. I used the NEWEST Pink Cat Studio stamps on both these cards.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

I hope everyone had a lovely day with lots of LOVE! I know that I had a great day. I slept in late lounged around the house, took a shower and made MORE cards haha! I think I am addicted! Oh and I can't forget had my favorite...Taco Bell for dinner (and I'm not kidding its my favorite!).

The first card I made was a Valentine's card for Anthony (my other half). I had already given him his gifts a little early so he just got a card today...which he loved!

I also made some little 3x3 cards with those cute "Lily and Tweet" stamps. I had some scraps left from the last cards that I made and wanted to use them up. I love having 3x3 cards on hand for little thank you's or thinking of you's.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy early Valentine's Day to ME!

The love of my life came home today with Valentine's Day gifts for ME ME ME!!!! Beautiful roses, a CUTE monkey, a bag of kisses YUMMIE! and a heart warming card. Isn't this just too adorable??? (the dasies are the flowers I bought a couple weeks ago at Sam's just thought I'd take a pic of them also since they are so pretty.)

Since I cleaned the house, washed all the laundry and orgainized more of my scrapbook room yesterday I decided that today I will make some cards. I made one card using Pink Cat Studio's NEW "Lily & Tweet set".

and here are two other cards using the CUTE little monkey stamp that my scrappy friend Valerie gave me the other day. I thought that was VERY sweet that she tought about me and with an adorable stamp! I just love this little monkey.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The NEW "Lily" stamp sets are HERE!!!

Don't you just love them??? They are so adorable and a blast to stamp with. If you love them just as much as I you can purchase both of these sets. Go to Pink Cat Studio's store to purchase them! The Design Team has been really busy designing all kinds of adorable cards with the two sets so be sure to visit their blogs!

Here is the card that I made using the "Dress Up Lily" set.

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

We are ONE day closer....

for the release on Pink Cat Studio's NEW "Lily" stamps!!! I am so excited to post the two new sets that will be avalible to purchase tomorrow!

I made a card using ONLY one of many of my favorite stamps from the Lily stamp sets. This stamp comes from the "Lily and Tweet" set. Sorry for my crooked warm winter wish sentiment...It didn't look that crooked till I posted it haha! OH MY it looks really bad the more I look at it. EEEEK!

Today was a good day. Fluffy woke up kind of sore and not feeling to good from yesterdays vet visit. She is eating and drinking lots of water so thats a positive sign.

I went out and ran a few errands today. Before I left the house I called around to the Mike's stores to see if any of the two stores had the Making Memories - Desktop Carousel. Valerie (Taffy) told me about these awesome carousels and I just knew I needed one. The Mike's closer to me didn't have any in stock. I called the other and they did so I had them hold one for me just in case we had a chance to stop by. Well being that I have the bestest man in the world in my life he said we can go there to pick it up!!! I was so excited!!! have you all seen this thing its awesome! Here is a picture of one that I found online. I have got a few things in it so far but I am sure in no time it will be full!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Happy to be back!

Hello! Hello! I decided to come back to blogger and keep my Journal for more personal stuff. I am really happy to be back. I made my own layout...isn't it so pretty! I just love the look!

Today my my baby (doggie) Fluffy went into get her teeth cleaned. I was SO worried that they were going to pull all her teeth out but, the Vet just called and they only have to pull 2 teeth which is so great being that I thought her whole mouth was rotten. EW!

Anyways...On to the fun stuff! The DT challenge by Michelle this week was a sketch challenge using any of the 2 NEW "Lily" stamps from Pink Cat Studio. Which will be released on Sun. Feb. 10th. Be sure to visit her blog and get the sketch and try it out we all would LOVE to see what you do with it.

Thanks for visitng my blog and have a GREAT day!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Enter to win the NEW Dress up Lily stamp set!

Sneak Peak Day 2 - And here she is my sneak peak card for the NEW "Dress up Lily Stamp set...She's a blast to stamp with and ALL her accessories that come with her. It's like being a little girl once again and being able to dress up this ADORABLE little girl!

Lily Fashion Show Contest

Lily wants to show you all of her new accessories so she is putting on a fashion show! She is going to share her belongings with one lucky winner by giving away one set of the new Dress Up Lily rubber stamps. To enter the contest visit each design team member’s blog and collect the 2 word name that is written on the sign above the catwalk. When you have all 9 names, visit and find the company email address. Email your 9 names to Melissa and she will enter you in the draw to win the stamps. The winner will be randomly selected on Sunday February 10th and her name will be posted on the Pink Cat Studio blog. The contest ends this Saturday at midnight EST.
Here are the blogs you will need to visit:

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Valentine Cards

I made 3 cards with New stamps from the Lily sets. I can't show those to you just yet. Within the next few days...I will be posting them here on my journal. I also made 3 Valentine's cards. I LOVE Valentine's day!!! I just LOVE the way they all came out.

Monday, February 04, 2008

It's Lily and her friend Tweet!

Sneak Peak Day 1 - This sweet little girl is the newest addition to the Pink Cat Studio line of rubber stamps. Her name is Lily and she is just a bundle of fun! Today the design team members are posting sneak peeks of the cards they have made using the fun new Lily & Tweet stamps. So be sure to check out the team member blogs to see all of the cards. (links posted on my user info page)

Tomorrow we will be posting cards made using the new Dress Up Lily stamps and we will be having a fun fashion show contest so be sure to stop by again.
I made a card to tease you all a little with the NEW Lily & Tweet rubber stamp set. She is SO much fun!
On Sunday the stamps will be released and available for purchase at

Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT day!