Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bright and sunny day

Summer is so pretty here in Conifer (although I think I should buy shares in Zyrtec since I'm taking it every day to deal with the pine pollen! LOL!)...clear, blue skies and usually temps in the 70s - occasionally 80s. Absolutely beautiful!
So, for a bright and sunny day I'm posting a bright and sunny card with traces of red, white and blue since we are heading towards the 4th of July :) Have a super day! I'm going to catch up with some friends for coffee (tea) this morning, and then this afternoon Nattie and I are going to the movies to see "Grown Ups" - the reviews haven't been too great, so I'll let you know how it goes... :)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Technique Challenge!

Hello all, this week our very own Alma is hosting TCP Tuesday! She wants us to play with our colored pencils and Gamsol - you can find out all the details plus a link to a tutorial right here on Alma's blog :)
For my card I used TCP's "Happy Camper" set and some of my new favorite paper from Basic Grey. Some of the card is paper-pieced, but for the edges of the mountains I pulled out my colored pencils and smudged the color with Gamsol. I had forgotten how much fun those pencils were! I apologize for the not-so-great lighting on my photo; I took this one early this morning so that I could post before I am off and running for the day :) Have a super Tuesday, whatever you're up to!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

A day at home :)

Spending a day at home today, working on cards for next month's new release from The Cat's Pajamas - the new images are AWESOME!! Today's card is made with a Stampendous set I picked up recently. I am rarely able to resist large flower images - they just scream out at me to be colored!
I also watched the England v. Germany soccer match this morning and am very disappointed that England are now out of the World Cup - the German team played amazingly, though, and deserved to win. Perhaps in 2014 our turn will come :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Another flowery, summery card :) I've been thoroughly enjoying my time off from school - spending time with my kids, enjoying the beautiful weather, and crafting!
I am also happy because I got the news a couple of weeks ago from our principal that I will be able to stay on in my current position as secretary! Following the budget cuts in our district, I was going to be displaced my a secretary with more years in the district; it turns out she got another position closer to home, and so I get to stay! Wooo hoooo! Happy times I have to make the most of this break - I return to work on July 26th!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Something warm and something sweet...

How does coffee (or, in my case, tea) and a donut sound? I had a lot of fun playing with this Hero Arts "Have A Donut" set yesterday - I colored the frosting on the donut and then used some Paper Glaze to make the frosting shine :) Mmmmmm!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TCPTUES115 - Inspiration Challenge!

Hi everyone - happy Tuesday! This week I'm hosting an Inspiration Challenge for you; the piece I have chosen is this mosaic design that I found on Google Images. I hope it inspires you to play along with us!

For my card I used one of my favorite TCP summer images - the penguin from the "By the Sea" set :) I picked up the mosaic tiles on a recent trip to CA - scrapping and stamping stores galore! I thought they'd work well for a summer/pool theme, and I really like the colors, too!

To play along, add a link to your card (from your blog or the Splitcoast gallery) to the post on Alma's blog. This means you can be entered in our monthly Swanky Stamper Contest where you can win $$$$ to spend on TCP stamps - what's not to like about that?! This week's keyword is TCPTUES115. So...what are you waiting for - go and be inspired!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sketch Challenge card...

Sorry this one is late...been playing catch-up this week :) To play along with Leigh's awesome sketch challenge, I used TCP's "You Sick Thing" set - Sprinkle looks ready to help someone feel better...

I'll be back tomorrow - I'm hosting an Inspiration Challenge for you!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The stamping community is like a big family...

And at times like this we all hope that the community will rally together to support someone who needs our help. One of our TCP Cat Pack members, Susan Liles, is a fabulous lady. Her husband, Eric, is battling a very aggressive form of lymphoma and is undergoing treatment. Along with side effects of the treatment, the family is now having to face mounting medical bills as Eric has used up his sick time at work.
Susan is one of the most positive, talented, friendly people on the Cat Pack, and I know that those of you who work with her on other DTs feel the same way. To show their support of Susan and her family, The Cat's Pajamas, Verve Stamps, and My Favorite Things will have a benefit sale Friday through Sunday - and 10% of all sales will benefit the Liles family. Stamps for you, money for the family - what's not to like? :) If you'd rather make a direct donation, there's a button on Susan's blog that will link you to the right place.
Happy shopping!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

TCP Tuesday!

Hi everyone - I just got back from a quick trip, but wanted to get the link posted for this week's TCP Tuesday challenge - a sketch challenge hosted by Leigh :) You'll find all the details on how to play along over there...and I'll have time to play along by the end of this week - this sketch is great!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


Hello! It's TCP Tuesday again - and Susan is hosting a terrific alphabet challenge! Click here to get to Susan's blog and all the details! I played with TCP's "Happy Camper" set to come up with my card - I love these little guys! The alpha set I used for the sentiment is "Nightie". Have fun playing along!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

TCP Tuesday Color Challenge

Hey everyone, Joanne is this week's hostess for TCP Tuesday, and she has a pretty color combo for us to play with this week. Stop by Joanne's blog for all the details on this week's challenge. I'll be back later in the week with my creation!