Thursday, May 27, 2010

Trendy Trees

I do so LOVE this stamp set! I have NO clue why but I do love it! Now, since I've been SO lax on posting I can't remember where this card came from or why I made it! I am thinking it was one that one of the girls in my group came up with (my "group" being Forever Hearts of Rubber). But, danged if I can remember. Anyway, I think this is the cutest little card! Here are the items used to make this card:

Stamp set: Trendy Trees

Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Whisper White, Mellow Moss

Ink: Dusty Durango, Mellow Moss, Basic Black

Other: Dusty Durango Polka Dot ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallop Border punch

All products made by Stampin' Up!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Forever Hearts of Rubber swap

The group I am a part of with Stampin' Up! is called Forever Hearts of Rubber. For our April meeting we did a "shoebox swap". This is the card I created for that swap. Here are the products I used for this card:

Stamp sets: Upsy Daisy (probably my favorite set EVER), Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock/paper: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP

Ink: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango

Other: sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, Dusty Durango polka dot ribbon

All products made by Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Vintage Vogue's been a while huh? Sorry about that! I've been "sucked" into reading alot lately! I used to read alot but for the past few years I just haven't been doing alot of reading. Well, a few months back I decided I needed to see what all the "fuss" was about those Twilight movies and books. Well, I've been sucked (no pun intended) into them now! I've read them all and seen the two movies. I'll tell you now....the books are MUCH better! They just couldn't put everything from the books into the movies. I've read quite a few other books now. Most of them have been of the "paranormal" variety. The "Vampire Diaries" books were pretty good at first but things just started getting too weird for me! Charlaine Harris' "Sookie Stackhouse" books are WONDERFUL!!! Being from the South myself, they bring a humor that only some Southern folks will understand! Lara Adrian's "The Midnight Breed" books are also very good. I'm reading "Midnight Awakening" now. Kim Harrison's "The Hallows" books are also very good! I LOVE her characters! They have everything from witches to vampires to werewolves! OH...and also demons! But, the books and characters are all very "human" instead of just "other-worldly". Anyway, enough about books! On to my card above! I had seen SO many cards all over the net and on blogs using this set. I had the set but had just never really used it! So, I figured it was about time! Here is my "recipe":

Stamp set: Vintage Vogue

Cardstock/paper: Close To Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Sending Love DSP

Ink: Close To Cocoa, Pretty In Pink

Other: Pretty In Pink taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

All products made by Stampin' Up!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day & time for more Pet Pics

This is Karly. She is SO sweet! She came here as a foster. Obviously, that didn't last long. She is yet another of my "Failing Fostering 101" babies. All that means is that we fell in love with her and wanted her to stay with us. It was really Karl who failed first though. We had Willie and he was still pretty young. Karly and Willie played together ALL the time since they were the only two youngsters here. Well, someone had inquired about adopting her. I told Karl and he got sort of upset. He came back with all this crap about how bonded Karly and Willie were. Well, dogs adapt alot quicker than humans do and I told him that both Karly and Willie would be fine if Karly was adopted. He would NOT go with that so we adopted her! I LOVE this picture of her (above). Her little eyes are so sweet and expressive.
This picture (above) was taken not too long after she came here. You can see the puppy look still in her face. That, and her fur is still really short. Karly is a long hair Dachshund. She has a birth defect too. Her little back legs are sort of "wonky". Her tail is too! Of course, none of that keeps her from running and playing like a wild woman!!!! She just walks a little funny. I call her my Super Model because her little butt sort of pokes out some and she has a wiggle to her walk. It reminds me of those super models on the runways with those HIGH heels on and the way they walk with their butts jiggling back and forth!!!! Her tail is wonky too. Instead of hanging straight down as Dachshund tails are supposed to do, hers sticks up and then sort of curves over. Instead of wagging her tail she waves it. In other words, her tail goes sort of up and down instead of back and forth as most dog's tails do.

This picture was taken out in the garden last summer. You can see how she has lost all that puppy look about her face and you can also see that her coat has filled in quite well. You might also be able to see her tail as I was explaining up above. That sort of "puff" over on the back left (your left) of her is her tail. See how it comes up and over instead of hanging down. You might also be able to see how her back leg is sort of different looking. It almost looks like she's bow-legged! Anyway, this is Karly. She will be 3 years old on May 11. She is THE sweetest little girl ever and she sure doesn't let her birth defect stop her or slow her down! We should all have her attitude about the trials in our lives!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Vintage Vogue

I LOVE this stamp set! I love all things vintage so this set is just my thing! I also love the look of pink and brown together. The DSP I used is now retired but it wasn't when I made this card! The Sending Love DSP was in the last mini catalog which expired on April 30. Anyway, here are the products I used to make this card:

Stamp set: Vintage Vogue

Cardstock/paper: Close To Cocoa, Pretty In Pink, Very Vanilla, Sending Love DSP

Ink: Close To Cocoa, Pretty In Pink

Other: Stampin' Dimensionals, Pretty In Pink taffeta ribbon

All products made by Stampin' Up!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

With All My Heart

This is an example of me trying to use up some of my DSP! I have LOADS of DSP from previous catalogs and minis already! This DSP (Sending Love) is from the Occasions Mini that just expired yesterday! Here are the products I used to make this card.

Stamp set: With All My Heart

Cardstock/paper: Real Red, Pretty In Pink, Very Vanilla, Sending Love DSP

Ink: Real Red

Other: Wide Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Real Red 3/4" Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

All products made by Stampin' Up!