Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's hoping everyone had a Happy, Healthy, Holiday with safe travels. Winter is here and the snow is flying so there will be alot more Mid western Stampers back on the computers now. Stampers Paradise should be picking up steam too, because every stamper in Wisconsin needs a day at the beach from time to time. I just stocked up on some Great New Sets from Our Daily Bread Designs LOVE THEM! Got some wonderful deals to pass on to you too. Until next time,
Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 17, 2010


Hi Everyone!
Fall is here so all of Wisconsin is starting to get read for another long winter of stamping and scrapbooking. The CURDS have been having a blast! We went to Jackson, then Hartford and now planning the yearly trip to Freemont to stay at the cabin. The swaps were wonderful this year with soooo many new and creative ideas! I can't wait until we all do it again next year!

{{{Inky Hugs}}}

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The latest news!

The Friendship Shoebox Swap was great. I let everyone know that next year it will be held at "Stamper's Paradise". Some of the ladies even stopped by to see what we had done already. Here is a link so you can check it out and follow the progress for yourself. Hope everyone else is as excited about it as me. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Barb's Fabulous Flowers

Here are 2 cards that I did for a Flower Swap. The only rule was to use a stamped image of a flower. With the Friendship Swap right around the corner those items will most likely be the next ones posted. Hope you like these!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Easter

This is the card I mailed to my Secret Stamping Sister today. She doesn't know about my blog so the secret is still safe :D Plus I wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY EASTER! Spring Break starts tomorrow for Isabelle so there won't be any posts until she goes back to school on April 7. Enjoy this wonderful weather! Have a wonderful Easter filled with love and loved ones.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Here is another card using the Gina K set The Journey. I was experimenting with some new spellbinders and decided they looked nice behind the bigger shapes too. This month has really been touch and go but recovery is still moving forward... so with that the quote for today is "Any progress is still progress" . Keep a positive attitude and have a happy weekend.

Monday, March 8, 2010

This was the card I designed for the Milwaukee Swap last fall. We had a blast with 40 women stamping all day long.

This card is colored with Copic Markers. I used Flower Soft on the plants beside of the door.

These are a couple of fun Christmas cards I made. The snowmen are reflected in the lake by using lighter ink before using Glassy Glaze (SU) to perfect the iced effect. The paper is ripped with Dazzling Diamonds added for the snow along the side of the pond. There is sparkly gold trim on the presents and the sleigh blades but they didn't photograph well. So, these are some cards I have gotten back out while looking for favorites to submit to a design team.
Thanks for looking and Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #66

This is a card that I made for Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #66 the movie is Clueless and we had to use a touch of plaid. The dress is paper pieced in a plaid print then accented with Stickles, the boa is three color coordinating yarns that I loosely braided and attached with a brad that matched so well it disappears. Then the ends were glued behind the card stock on both sides. Spellbinders Labels made easy work of the matting with a nice corner punch to finish the look. This movie is very trendy so you have to have bling and the purple dazzlers worked perfect. Keeping with the Clueless theme I chose the sentiment "Enjoy Life this is not a dress rehearsal" this is one Clue I think those girls got right.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I just LOVE this little owl by *Wink* Wink Ink, he was so much fun to color. This is my attempt at a manly card but I just had to add the pearls in the corner. They matched perfect. The clouds behind the owl can be done very easy. Dawn Lusk has a tutorial on her blog that is GREAT!
Hope you like this! Here's to another fun day of stamping!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Meet Owlfie!!!

Here is my second card for today. This is Owlfie he is just one of many digital stamps available at *Wink*Wink Ink a new Stamp company. There will be a few more post featuring this adorable little owl because he is just to cute not to use over and over.

2 new cards ~

I used SU punches, Moose You stamp set and the Card stock is Whisper White, Choc. Chip and Bashful Blue, Choc. Chip ink accented with Smootch paint for the eyes and the tear. On the side I threaded ribbon through the openings and secured the ends on the back then attached the bow seperate. The thought of ripping the paper made me not want to tie the ribbon that was threaded.

Friday, February 5, 2010

This image is a little fuzzy but my picture taking skills are sure to improve. The card was designed for a Stampin' Success Challenge but did not win. Oh well, still got the experience. The winning card was GREAT some of those ladies just knock my socks off. This card used SU Forest Friends stamp set, Close to Coca and Kiwi Kiss Card stock and ink with Vanilla Hodge podge hardware and Cardstock. The finishing touch was reversible Kiwi Kiss Ribbon. I liked the design so much this was the card I did for the Mad-City Madness swap in 2009.
This is a notebook I designed for the Hartford Shoebox Swap 2009. There is a key charm attached to a ribbon that can be used as a bookmark.

Design Teams found!!!

Thanks to the wonderful website splitcoaststampers I have found 2 different companies that are looking for people to join their design team. There is no time like now so here goes nothin'. Now to figure out how to get pictures on here the way I want with the text and everything just so.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Day 1 ~ New Blog

Hi Everyone...Anyone,
This is my blog, a place where people can see my creations. Sometime in the near future I would love to be placed on a design team for one of the many companies I love. The biggest thing holding me back is that I need a blog. So, Here Goes !!