Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bugaboo Challenge...Valentine's with a Twist!

Bugaboo Stamps is challenging us to create a project for Valentines, but it must be non traditional!  That means no reds or pinks!  So, here is my little Emo love card!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cupid is coming!

Here is my first Valentine card.  I wasn't too much in the mood to do anything so it's not as good as I had hoped it would have turned out... but still cute eh?  I used Ruby by Bugaboo Stamps!  I am totally lovin' Bugaboo right now... such sassy characters go on over and check them out!  Hope you enjoy my card see you all in blog land tomorrow as I have caught a different Bug!

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #51

Polka Dots, a Bow and Pink

What a super fun sponsor this week...WOW!!
What is the perfect mixture of Sweet, Sexy Cool?


SASSY STUDIO DESIGNS have got to get your hands on these adorably HOT Stamps!! Woo hoo!!
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Hello everyone!  This week I picked the perfect image from Sassy Studios... with us being buried in snow up here in the San Bernardino Mountains and all!  Not only was that a perfect image we were to use Pink... is there a more perfect color than Pink!  I hope you all enjoy my creation for this week!


Friday, January 22, 2010

Cupcake Craft Challenges #74 and Pile It On #2

Here is my entry for Cupcake Craft Challenges gave us a sketch to work with this week.  Pile It On challenge was Tie it around and use at least 3 ribbons!   I used Bug A Boo's image called Ruby  "Attitude" isn't she fabby!?

OMG! Look at what we woke up to!

This storm is just amazing!  I have been in Big Bear Lake, CA for seven years now, and I have seen snow storms... but this one takes the cake!  We are buried in!

This is on Thursday morning...
Okay here is the front way in and out of the house, you can see my fence out there right?  A little bit of it anyway... and you can still see the hose and most of the side of the house between the floor and the roof...

The BBQ with a nice marshmallow mount!

This is my deck... you can still see the railing, my picnic table and chairs and lots of build                       up on the rails right...

Okay now this morning here is the BBQ and the way out to the deck from my living room door...that mountain is the BBQ!

My picnic table and chairs are somewhere under that snow

You can no longer see my fence out front that sits from floor to the top rail about 4.5 ft!

The front door exit, well not an exit right now eh?

And last night during the biggest part and heaviest of the snow fall... this crazy man riding his bike to and from work... yes ladies and gentlemen that is my husband!!

Crazy eh?  I swear if the diabetes doesn't kill me the stress from him riding his bike in the snow storms will!!

Well, off to find a snow removal technician, yes that is what they like to be called up here. LOL!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #50

Our Wonderful Sponsor this week is

Stampotique has very fun and unique stamps!  I have always loved working with them, they are a bit off...but then again so are some of us crafters no?  You can see many of my projects feature their fun "Emo" stamps!  They really do have lots of fun stamps so please check them out!  

Thanks so much Stampotique!!! 

I used Pearl and Santa Baby from the Jill Penny and Daniel Torrente line at Stampotique!  The designer paper is from Rusty Pickle's Pirate Princess line and spooky alley from Making Memories for the scalloped punch for Pearl's card.  Santa Baby designer paper is BoBunny's Grease Monkey line.  Embellishments used; Tim Holtz sprockets, Eyelet Outlet pink crown covered with black Stickles, and the rhinestones on Pearl's card are Karen Foster.  The sentiments are Kraftin' Kimmie's Stamps!  I had a lot of fun working with these images as usual... I hope you all have a blast doing the same and getting some fun stamps at Stampotique!


Santa Baby

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Little Thief!

I found a little thief today while shopping!  He ran off with my heart!  Isn't that the cutest little thief you've ever seen?

Jude "sticky fingers" Roberts

Monday, January 11, 2010

the Pink Elephant Challenge #49


Our wonderful Sponsor this week is Kimmie of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.
She blessed the DT with some of her fabulous Stamps and we
all had a blast designing with them!!

Be sure to hop over to

to see Kimmie's stunning Just Released Stamps and for a peek at a
GREAT DEAL that ends TODAY!!

Thanks so much Kimmie for sharing your fabulous-ity with TPE this week!!

Here are my cards.  One features a new release and the other one of my favorites!  The first one is the Bird Fairy, isn't she just magical!  The Designer paper is by Cloud 9, the sparkle brads are Reflections by JoAnn fabrics, and the purple fiber is from EK Success.

The second cards is in honor of Lori's Birthday!  I thought it was too cute and just perfect for her!  I used Lillith and her little frog from Kimmies stamps.  Designer that was in my stash from years ago and unfortunately back then not many companies had their names to the papers.  The crown brad is by Eyelet Outlet and it is covered with Fruit Punch Stickles!  The Froggy was stamped using VersaMark.  The rhinestone swirls are from Prima Marketing as well as the flower.  Hope you all enjoy these!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmies January Bloggy Hop!

Today marks the release of the new January images from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!  There are 4 new fantastical images from Crissy Armstrong, 4 new fun and funky images from Annie Rodrigue, 4 adorable images from Jean Grant and two new sets of coordinating sentiments!! You’ll get to check out all the images throughout our fabulous blog hop!! 

If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog!  As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because three lucky stampers will win packages of stamps from the new release!!  And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie store, because ALL the new images are NOW available! 

 Thank you for hoppin' over to my blog!  I love, love love working with these stamps... so you can all imagine how excited I was to be invited to be a part of this Bloggy Hop!  I used Chester for my card.  Isn't he just adorable!  He is ready for tea, or maybe and UN-Birthday Party in his perfect suit and top hat!  Now please hop on over to Melanie's blog for more fun!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge #48

2 Designer Papers, 3 Buttons and Snowflakes

Our Sponsor this week

After being forced to take a break from my beloved TPE challenges I am back and ready to scrap n' roll!  This week I decided to go with a Scrapbook page layout for our challenge.  I used plain Bazzill cardstock in Concord Grape for my back drop.  The designer paper, sentiment, and stickers used are from BoBunny.  I used my Fancy Pants Designs swirly stamps with Stayzon ink in Cotton.  I only had pink buttons, but the Stayzon  worked perfectly to color them white!  The WINTER was stamped out using the Cotton ink and Stampendous alphabets!  I also inked the ribbon in Eggplant, it was originally creme colored!   It was a challenge for me to do a one page layout without photos, but I was on a time crunch!  I loved the challenge though!  I am loving these purples, blues, and cream coloros for winter!

The Pink Elephant

Not sure if many of you know this, I am on the Design Team for The Pink Elephant.  I am so thrilled to be part of this team... even more thrilled that I was asked to be on it!  I can't tell you all how excited I was when having a conversation with Lori Boyd one afternoon and she just asked me!  I was holding my happy scream/dance in so that I wouldn't hurt her ears!  I was so happy to join this amazing group of talented women and fun challenge team!  Thank you girls for giving the newbie a chance!!  There is so much more fun to come this New Year at The Pink Elephant so please visit often...okay everyday is more like it!  See you all there!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Jude stamping!

Bet you all didn't know that Jude was a stamper huh?  I was going through my pictures getting ready to send them off to Snapfish and came across a few adorable shots I had to share...

This is Jude at about one month old.  The hospital didn't give me foot prints like they did with my first and second babies, so I had to do it myself for Jude!  Does he look excited or what?

This one is of Jude at 5 months and a very tired and sleep deprived daddy!  He looks like he is storing nuts in those cheeks, oh and not only is he the President, he's also a client of the Hair (or hairless) club for men!

And finally this one is my absolute favorite!  I took it with my cell phone (I know bad Betty) in the NICU at the hospital.  He was just sooo adorable and since Rio was not of age to enter the NICU, I had to show her little brother.  She didn't get to meet him until about two weeks after his birth because he was in there!


Friday, January 1, 2010

1st day of 2010!

I had a great 1st day of 2010!  The kids and I hung out at home, I got to wear one of my new pair of socks (I love funky socks) and Jude got to ride a new ride... my legs!

Oh and he took his first three steps without holding on to anything!! Go Judester!  My son's friend Jesse was over...he looks sooo much like Tom Cruise!  I keep calling him Tom!  Don't you all think he looks like Tom?

Is it time to dye?

I used to hate, hate, hate that my hair was naturally curly.  I would spend about four hours a day straightening it!  It's to my waist when curly straightened it's about two inches longer!  So, it would just take forever!  When I met my husband and he told me how much he looooved the curls I stopped!  Now I am facing grey hair at 35!  Not just a few here and there either!  I mean big silver streaks!  I have been asked where I got my streaks done, and I have to fess up that it's just my natural grey!  It is starting to make me feel a bit self conscious about it!  Again, my husband says leave it you are always getting compliments, but I just feel sooo old!  What's all of your opinions?  Should I dye it or should I let it be-natural!?

This is also a good picture of me at the beginning of the year, one of my resolutions is to lose 75 lbs. (I want to be healthy again, like in my cheerleading days)!  Wish me luck!

Lot's of grey eh?

The cutest little bum...

My little Jude is such a character!  I love how grown up he thinks he is.  The moment I get him undressed he knows it's bath time and bolts for the bathtub.  He doesn't even wait for me to carry him in and put him in the bathtub, he tried to climb in himself!  Loves, loves the water.  He has actually figured out how to hold his breath and submerge himself!  It is probably from the swim lessons we took when he was six months old!

Isn't that the cutest bum!?

Special Christmas Gift for Rio...

Okay so as you can all see, I love Kimmies stamps, funky stamps and off beat characters and Halloween right?  Well, my Rio is no different!  She loves to stamp with me and loves funky skirts and outfits.  So, this Christmas I wanted something really special for her... so I contacted Annie Rodrigue the artist of the Moonlight Whispers of Kimmies Stamps and asked her to design a new stamp for me.  A special one to resemble or represent Rio.  She made this awesome stamp of my Rio!  Isn't she just adorable!  What I love more than anything is that it is one of a kind and not for sale anywhere else!  A stamp just for Rio!  Is that not awesome!!?? I just love the skullies, the books (Rio is the biggest bookworm), the hair!  I sent her the bottom picture of Rio to go by, didn't she do a marvelous job!?

Kraftin' Kimmies Challenge #10- Sparkle Baby!

Hello all!  I am so glad I had enough time to join in on this challenge!  Kraftin' Kimmie's Stamps Challenge #10 is challenging us to Sparkle!  Show off any bling, glitter, rhinestones and stickles! Whatever you've got that's shiny and glittery, use it on your design!!

I used Clara for my Sparkle design!  I am loving using black lately for all my Christmas or Winter cards... a bit untraditional eh?  The paper is from a mat stack from DCWV.  Stickles used were Black and Waterfall.  The swirl stamp is from Impression Obsession.  Ribbon from Creative Impressions and the large button is unknown, I think it may have been from a bag of buttons from JoAnns.  I used Steadler Water Colors for the coloring medium.  The letters are from Stampendous.  Hope you all enjoy it!

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone!  I have missed you all so much!  My computer was down, it wasn't feeling good so I had to take it to Apple to get it fixed!  The last thing I thought would happen on that chilly Saturday the 26th afternoon was for them to tell me we would have to part for a few days!  Boo hoo!  But it's feeling super and is running as if it were the first day I fired it up!

Ok, so now that it's back with me I have a lot of catching up to do.  Lot's to share and lot's more to check out... so come back soon as I will start uploading stuff today!  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and this year brings nothing but good times and happy days!

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