Thursday, March 27, 2008

And yet another...

These are a couple of bookmarks I made for our last craft fair. It's something I was just playing with. They seem a little boring to me. Not sure what they are missing...

Thanks for looking!

And another...

This is a little post it holder we made at a card swap recently... It's very simpe, using a coaster.

Thanks for looking!


This was a little album I made with all scraps from a Simply Scrappin kit.
Hope you like it! Thanks for looking...

Yah Jen!!!

I'm so excited to announce that I have a new blogging friend!! Jen has started her own blog at She is a brand new Stampin Up! demonstrator, and my Stampin Up! sister! Samantha is our upline! She doesn't have any pics of her stuff posted yet, but she makes beautiful cards!! I happen to have this card on my computer from a swap we did earlier this year. Isn't it great?? Welcome Jen!

Happy Thursday

Good morning! Well... it's Thursday, and this week I have not had a moment to post anything creative! In fact, I haven't had a moment to do anything creative. :-) Between spending the weekend in Big Bear, our dental check ups, a meeting with my son's teacher and principal (my honors/GATE student is getting a D) to the Class of 2012 Welcome To High School meeting (OMG, my son is about to start High School!!), I have been a busy little girl.

So... this morning I went through my box of stuff that I've made in the past and pulled out a few things. I love making cards, but I also like to make other stuff too. I thought sharing some of these other things might give you a little insight in to me. :-) I hope you enjoy!!
This is a cute little scrapbook I made with a 12 x 12 Stampin Up! kit and some envelopes. As cute as they are, they are usually a lot of work, so I don't make them very often. :-)
I'll post more through out the day!
Thanks for looking and Happy Thursday!

Monday, March 24, 2008

I got an award!!!

I received this award from my blogging BFF Denise. It is the Arte Y Pico (Art & More) Award and is given to bloggers who share their art and creativity making their contribution to the blogging world. Thank you for this Denise! What an exciting honor!!

The rules!

1. You have to pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5. To show these rules.

Now it's my turn to pick 5 great blogs to be awarded. What a difficult task! Since my two favorite bloggers, Denise and Samantha, have already been chosen, I want to pick 5 new blogs. And the winners are... Dawn Easton, Sharon Rivera, Michelle P Fisher, Catherine, and Erin. I love all these blogs, visiting most of them daily. I love seeing all their great creations!!

Thanks again for this award Denise!

Friday, March 21, 2008

In The Stars

Once I got my creative juices flowing again, I decided to take out my new In The Stars set. I just got it, along with the roller, and punch. I am so in love with stars right now!

Anyway, these are the 2 cards I made.

Thanks for looking!

I love Rock N Roll!!!

Happy Friday!! I love Fridays, aren't they great??

Anyways... I also love Rock N Roll. Yah, the music, but I'm actually talking about the technique! I've been a little creatively challenged the last couple of weeks, so I spent yesterday looking at so many fabulous blogs. And low and behold, I find a great card that uses the rock and roll technique! So... I promptly copy the picture to my desktop so that I can take it home and CASE it! And while I was having fun in blogland, I copied about 30 more cards that I really loved and thought I could CASE or recreate to make my own. All I needed was a few ideas to get me started, right?? Well. Sort of! I took the picture of the card home and started away. I wanted to change the colors, but other than that, I was all about copying, bit by bit. :-) Only, I screwed it up and made the stamped image too big. Oops... So this was my first attempt.

I really liked the way this card came out, but it still wasn't what I was trying for... So then I made this card.

I really like this card! I love the colors and I love the Rock N Roll!!! By the way, I CASE'd this from Stamp Workshop. It's a great blog, you should check it out!
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Stamp Camp/Craft Class - April 26th

It's almost time for our 2nd craft class. The date will be April 26th. You will make 5 adorable projects for $25. Snacks are also provided. :-) We have 4 Stampin Up! demonstrators hosting this event, so there will be lots of great stuff to see and make!!
Reserve your spot now!

Sshhh.... It's a secret. :-)

I thought my Samantha could use a little morning cheer, so I left one of these on her doorstep this morning. :-) I hope she likes!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I love BLOG CANDY!!!

Oh wow!! I got the greatest little treat in the mail yesterday! I received my blog candy from my new BFF Denise! So... to say thanks, I decided to make a little card with the one of the stamped images she sent me. :-) What do ya think?? It took me a while, but I think it came out ok.

Thank you Denise! I love all the stuff you sent!!!


Card Swap

We had a card swap on Sunday afternoon, and I always love these little moments with friends!! Anyway, here is a pick of the cards we made. :-)

Thanks for looking... Tina


One of my best friends Samantha surprised me the other day with this little gift! Isn't it adorable?? I love it! It's such a token of the sweet person that she is!

Friday, March 14, 2008

What a week!!!

Well this week has been crazy. I wasn't home for more than about 5 minutes all weekend last weekend, and this week hasn't been much better! So of course... I got sick again. :-( I haven't posted anything creative this week, because I haven't done anything. Well... except for the 8 fantastic hours I spent last Saturday scrapping with my good friends Samantha and Sharon! That was fantastic!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

I love my UPS man!!

Oh how I love when I get home from work, and Brian (my UPS man) has been by for a visit!! You have to understand, I order a lot of stuff online, so Brian and I are on a first name basis. LOL!
Since I had been waiting to order a set from the new Occassions Mini, I hadn't gotten all my free Sale A Bration stuff yet! So... last night was a fun night!!!
I applied some rub-ons to these votive holders for a craft fair Samantha and I are doing next weekend... Then I made the candy bags. I didn't like the way the candy bags turned out at all! Any suggestions?? So having become a little frustrated with my lack of creative abilities last night, I decided I should make a card! Well... I actually made several and they were awful! This was the best of the bunch. :-) And by the way... how great is it that all the SAB sets and the sets from the new Occassions Mini were already cut out for us?? Wow! That was a bright spot in my unimaginative evening! I hope they continue with that! Anyway, I hope every one has a great weekend!
Thanks for looking! Tina

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Time Spent with Great Friends!!

Good morning... Well another evening, another opportunity to create a cute card! I had a great dinner with some wonderful friends, and I left there really appreciating the wonderful people in my life! I have so many great people around me and I love them all!! I am so blessed, and last night I was really feeling the love! So... when I decided to sit down and make a card, I naturally went right to the Time Well Spent set. It's the first time I've used it, so I had to put it together first, but I love the card.

Thanks for looking! Tina

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

So Many Scallops

Good morning!! I made myself a little pact a week or so ago, and so far, I am doing good. I promised myself to exercise more and to stamp more! Well... I took a pretty bad fall this weekend, so I have a great excuse to not exercise. :-) Which, means I have even more time to stamp!! I'm not sure why the colors are not showing up well in this pick, but the card is actually Green Galore.

TFL! Tina

Monday, March 3, 2008

I've Been Tagged!!!

I've been tagged!
How fun is this- I was tagged by Samantha. Thanks!

What was I doing 10 years ago? Working for ESRI (where I worked for 10 years). Trying to get my associates degree...

What was I doing 1 year ago? Working for a company that I hated, spending lots of time with good friends, about to start a room addition on my house.

5 favorite snacks?Girl scout cookies, anything chocolate, cream cheese with Raspberry Chipotle sauce, Chocolate chip cookies

5 things I ould do if I was amillionaire? Move out of state!, make sure my son goes to a great college, invest, help my parents, open a scrapbook store!

5 things I like doing? Hanging out with my son, going to the river, spending time with my close friends, scrapbooking and stamping, and dancing at the BI.

5 things I will nver wear again- short skirts, short shorts, bikini, high heels

5 favorite toys- My laptop, my Xyron machine, my cricut, my Dish DVR, my IPOD

5 people I am going to tag- Mary; Stephanie Ardry; Dawn Easton; Denise; Heidi

I'm new to this blogging thing. I hope I don't offend anybody for sending this. :-)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Beate's WSC#37

Here is my card for Beates weekend sketch. It is my very first challenge- I like how these inspire to create. I definately will be doing more of these.

SU! paper- Regal Rose, Purely Pomagranite, Designer series prints- Rose Red

Stamps- Time well spent, Simply said

Ribbon (purely Pom) and rhinestones (Michaels)