"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Monday, August 30, 2010

Let it Snow!

Well it isn't winter yet! And I really don't want to think about snowflakes or snowmen but, I am hoping that these winter scrapbook page accents brighten up someone's scrapbook page.

I took my snowman from my Christmas in July card and gave him a snow buddy. I added a snowflake, a title and pair of mittens to keep warm with to round out the set.

I am really loving the color combo of Cherry Cobler, Marina Mist and Pear Pizzaz. And the cute lil snowmen are from a set from The Greeting Farm. The sentiment is from SU. Well I need to finish up yet another set of page accents so off I go.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Happy Spring!

Okay...I know it's not spring. But I had to get my spring scrapbook page accents done and here they are. And on this gray and dreary day...these bright colors are so cheerful.

I used Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Curshed Curry, Old Olive and some retired SU designer paper. The umbrella, rubber boots and sentiment are from the CTMH set called Springtime.

I got the idea for the flowers from a tutorial I saw on stampingschool.com. If you have not checked out her website....you should. She is a very talented and creative crafter.

Off to work on my winter set of accents. Thanks for taking a look. Have a great weekend.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Christmas in July (and August)

Good Afternoon!!!

Well today was the first day of school for all my kids. Even my youngest is in school now. So I had some "very quiet" time to create. I needed to get a Christmas card done for a swap on SCS. The title of the swap is Christmas in July. So here is the card I made. I sure am loving my Spellbinders and the new little self-adhesive pearls from Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist and Pear Pizzazz cardstock are terrific SU colors.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 16, 2010

It's a Darling Duel!!!

Good morning!

And welcome to the Duel. It's the Dueling Divas v. the Dueling Dazzlers. Actually we are just a group of crafting friends having some fun. Each Dazzler and each Diva received a card kit with the same theme. Each of us made a card using some or all of the kit we received. The theme for this month's Duel was...I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream.

Above is the card I made for this Duel using the Darling image I received along with some really great dp and blue velllum paper. I watercolored my image and used my Swiss Dots CB embossing folder to add some texture to the vellum paper. I had recently bought the MS Ice Cream Punch and just had to use it on this card once I knew the theme.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Football season is upon us. The NFL pre-season games are being played and my oldest son has his first game Sunday afternoon. GO EASTSIDE EAGLES! My son's team won the state championship in their division of Pop Warner Football last year and even traveled to California where they played regionals. What a great experience it was for him. So in honor of football fanatics everywhere...here is Quarterback Ian from The Greeting Farm. Of course, he is suited up to play for the Eastside Eagles...and the whole team is working hard to once again be state champs!!!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Cherry on Top

Good morning! I am so thrilled...I was given the following award, not by one, but by two WONDERFUL ladies. Thank you Kelly and Tami! I feel soooo loved!

These were my instructions to follow after receiving this award.

- Thank the person who gave you the award.

Thank you Kelly and Tami. You ladies are the best. I am honored to have gotten to know you and call you my friends. With the same number of kids, Kelly and I relate on many levels when it comes to family. And, Tami...well she has assured me that cereal for dinner now and then is okay. LOL!!!

- Copy the award and post it to your blog.

Done! (Thanks April for calling me today and holding my hand...it worked!)

- List three things you love about yourself.

The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful husband and great children and has given me the desire of my heart to be a SAHM so that I can take care of them and be very involved in their lives.

I have wonderful, compassionate friends who are always there for me.

I love to make people laugh.

- Post a picture that you love.
See the above photo...(I could not figure out how to get it here!) I need Blogger for Dummies!!!

- Tag five people you would like to give the award to.

1. My BFF, Kathy! Because she is always there to listen to me and never pass judgment. God as blessed me with a wonderful friend who I treasure very much! Now she has to start a blog and post this award! :)

2. My friend LJ. LJ is the most incredibly sweet sports fanatic I know. I love listening to her talk about all the sports stats and sports trivia that is stored in her head. And since I have boys that play a few different sports...LJ is always cheering for them. Some day she has to come visit me and watch them play IRL.

3. My friend Carol. The world's best Grandma!!! Despite her busy, busy life she is always so supportive of everyone and always seems to have just the right words to say. I love imagining you and your g/d zig zag walking...brings a smile to my face.

4. My friend Sheena. Another very busy SAHM who works very hard taking care of her family. Sheena is just one of those comfortable people who you can talk to about anything...it's like you have known her your whole life. And even though she is buried under Christmas projects at the moment...she has learned to check-in cuz she knows I will come looking for her.

5. My friend Joan. Who just like myself, recently started a blog. Way to go girl!! She has also ventured into the world of cooking...so proud of her. I know what it is like not to cook and not really want to some times. But she is doing incredibly well in boardening her cooking horizons. Yay!!! for stepping out into the unknown and conquering it!

I could list several other friends who deserve this award...but I know they have already received it...even more than once. You gals are incredible.

(((HUGS))) to you all!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sweet Summer - Scrapbook Page Accents

I have been working on my second set of seasonal scrapbook page accents for a swap on SCS. I knew for my "summer" page accents I wanted to have an ice cream theme. I have a new Pure Innocence stamp set from MFT that I found at my LSS. I was thrilled!!! I had no idea the LSS carried them!

I used Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral and White CS for the accents. I used the CB swiss dots embossing folder to give the chocolate ice cream bar some texture. I also couldn't help but use my MS gooey border punch for my title.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Scrapbook Page Accents

Hello fellow stampers and scrapbookers!

I have joined a swap on SCS for scrapbook page accents. I have created card candy before and really enjoyed doing that. So I figured scrapbook page accents would be just as fun and thought I would give it a try. I have to create a title and three page accents for each season. Today, I created my Fall accents. Still need to work on Summer, Winter and Spring but I do have some ideas swirling around in my head. Will post them here once they are completed.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Monday, August 2, 2010

No "Crabby" Mornings Here

Good Morning!!!

I found a bunch of clear $1.00 stamps at JoAnn's a few weeks ago and picked up a few to try out. I thought this crab was darling...and being the new owners of hermit crabs well I decided to use her to make a card. I struggled at first with exactly how to stamp her because of the bold markings on the shell. Black wasn't right. Then I tried stamping the image with Riding Hood Red and coloring the image in...but that was just too much. Finally, I just decided to stamp this cute lil crab in Riding Hood Red and then covered the entire image in VersaMark and embossed the image with Iridesent Ice embossing powder.

The sentiment comes with the stamp as well...however, I have learned that Hermit Crabs are nocturnal and are not up wishing us a good morning. I made the card much bigger than the standard size card so that I could fit the image along with the sentiment and the VersaMark sunshine in the background. I love that sunshine stamp (Peachy Keen Stamps) that was sent to me from my friend Lorie for my birthday last year.

Thanks for looking!