Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Outlines floral

I still remember when I first found Outlines rubber stamps, I took a class at the local stamp store and loved the concept of them. I have always enjoyed cutting things out and the possibilities with these stamps are endless. You can stamp on various papers, colored, patterned, vellum, etc. You can just stamp and color with any color medium you choose and they have the best designs. I miss our local stamp store, seeing all the new stuff in person! It is just not the same shopping online, I miss the instant gratification! This card is for the Outlines black and white challenge on their blog.   All stamps are Outlines, the pot and the dots are colored with scattered straw distressed inks. Thanks for stopping by, your comments make my day.

Monday, May 30, 2011


This weeks Play Date Cafe challenge is black and white with a splash of green. I love colorsplash challenges and green is one of my favorite colors. I chose the Tea set and additons from PTI and stamped with memento ink and colored the leaves with a copic YG93. I am going to have to order reinkers of my favorite copic colors this week as I have quite a few that are dry. I have heard the price will increase on these in August, so now seems like a good time!
I hope everyone is enjoying Memorial Day,  I wanted to Thank all of those who have or are serving in our military. One day to honor them is not enough!
We have actually had my DH home most of the weekend, which has been so nice since he has been crazy busy the last month or so! He and Owen went fishing, golfing and yesterday we took the kids to the pool at the Golf course. Owen was in the pool the entire time of course!  Wyatt sat on the edge and played catch with my DH, only getting dipped once and deciding it was too cold for him. Lainey and I spent the day in the shade, the water was a little too cold for her too! She is in the stage of only wanting me,  and DH does not like to hear her cry, so I spent the day holding her. Can't say that I mind it though, both the boys were like this with me, and now they are all about DH. I will enjoy it while it last! This is a picture of her crashed out!
Nothing beats relaxing by the pool!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Flower panel

I have had this stamps for awhile, but couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with it. Yesterday I stamped it on white, and colored with copics. The butterfly was colored and cut out and attached to create a little dimension.
It is already dreadfully hot here, in the 90's my car said 100 when we were in town UGH! Yesterday was Lainey's 6 month check up. I was aggravated though because last time they must have weighed her wrong, as she weighed exactly the same as she did 2 months ago. I can't imagine she hasn't gained anything in that amount of time. She looks healthy, not skinny, but now I worry. Is she not getting enough milk?, it's hard to tell when you breastfeed how much she is getting. She is 25" long from 24.5" 2 months ago, but was that wrong also? Otherwise she is doing great, very alert, very active, and so laid back! She is in the rocking stage where she gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth, it is so cute. Wyatt says" Momma she is a horse", that is fine as long as Wyatt doesn't try to ride on her!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy birthday blossom

I am still loving playint with the flower set from basic grey/hero arts! I stamped the bottom of another flower from hero arts in chalk ink: Lime pastel. Then cut out the pink blossom and attached to the panel. Then I ran it thru the cuttlebug to give it texture. The sentiment is from PTI and the tiny dragonflies are from Rubber Stamp Tapestry.

Looks like it is summertime here in Eastern NC! We have been fortunate to have nice weather for most of May, but tempertures are suppose to be in the 90's for the week! Yuck! Now we will see how well I keep up watering my gardens! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Pink trio

Happy Friday everyone! This is a card made from the Hero Arts blooms, stamped and cut out. All other stamps are hero arts except the butterflies are from PTI. They were an afterthought, wanted to add something else, once they were there I wish they were dimensional, but decided to move on, you know how it is!
Now for a few quick pictures of my babies:

Lainey (6 months) she is just starting solid foods, always a difficult milestone for me. I wish they would stay little forever!

I love the loving moment when my boys are sweet to one another!

Wyatt found his costume from when he was 2, and has been playing "dress" he is so cute!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Purple blooms

I have been struggling with feeling inspired lately, I end up stamping a bunch of stuff to find nothing working and then putting it all down to come back later. The other day while checking in on some of my favorite blogs I came across a card done by Lin (quilterlin) and felt totally inspired. I love how she used the viney, fern stamp from Hero Arts and that totally sparked my creativity! I had bought the flowers (Hero Arts) a while back but had yet to use them and I now LOVE them! I am entering this card into the Hero Arts, floral challenge for this month. The sentiment is from PTI, all other stamps are Hero Arts.

As I type this it is almost 8 a.m. and baby girl is still asleep! She was up at 5, and then back up at 6, but I put some music on for her and back to sleep she went! Now if I could have only had Wyatt sleep-in instead of crawling in bed with me at 6 to ask me to make him breakfast! LOL! He is so sweet though, he will hug and kiss me and tell me "I wuv you" it is totally worth it! I am seeking any advice for Potty training with my hard headed sweet boy! Owen was so easy, trained well before he was 3! Wyatt will be 3 1/2 and will just fuss and cry everytime I ask him to go potty. Once he is there he will usually go, but has no care to go on his own! I am totally frustrated, and don't know how to handle this, leave him be for awhile? Or keep trying to get him to go? Any advice? My DH asked if I was surprised he was so difficult, he did not walk until he was almost 2, or talk until then either. No reason for it, just because he didn't want to! Anyway, have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

PDCC #81

This is my entry for the Play Date Cafe color challenge.  I stamped the Hero Arts image with memento and colored with BB pens from Faber-Castell. The sentiment and background are from PTI and the background on the green is a Hero Arts background stamp. Woke up this a.m. to thunder and some rain, I love it. We need it, especially for my vegetable gardens. Until I get my DH to set up my watering system I spend a good bit of Lainey's nap time lugging watering cans to the back field. So far so good, but mother nature does a much better job!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Justrite flower

This card is made using justrite flower stamp, I stamped these when I went to visit my friend Debbie and decided this one would be perfect for the challenge. It is colored with copic and then I used diamond glaze around the frame to give it some dimension. The embossed background is from cuttlebug, and the twine is hero arts. I am also going to enter this in the new CAS-ual Fridays  and the Lily pads embossing challenge as it happened to fit these criteria as well. Funny how I ended up making a clean and simple card without even trying, but when I intended on it, I made it impossible!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

PB Tall Card Challenge

I am loving the challenges on the Penny Black blog, they have an wonderful DT and so many inpirational cards. The challenge this week was to make a tall card using Penny Black stamps. I stamped the floral and butterfly images in black ink and used my copic to color on the kraft paper. Then I went back with my spica gel pen to highlight the centers and the butterfly. So glad that blogger is back up and running although it did delete my last post! We are just enjoying a relaxing weekend, work has been crazy busy with the Parade of Homes. We are hoping things get back to normal so we can see my DH before 9 pm every night! Have a great rest of your weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Floral thank you

Card: Penny black flower stamp, and sentiment, leaves and background are hero arts.Image is colored with copics.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! Owen was so excited to give me his presents. In school he made beautiful paper flowers, two cards, a piece of pottery, they even grew a marigold in a pot for us! My favorite gift of all was a sweet letter. It was so nice of the Teacher to have the kids do this, I will treasure it for sure! Owen is such a wonderful child, I am so blessed with him, he is the best big brother. He is also so compassionate about others and smart! I love being a Mom, my kids bring me such joy and laughter each and every day. Even on the toughest days, I can find something that makes me smile. I am so thankful for my three beautiful blessings!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Amongst flowers in red

Wow, it's been a crazy busy week! This weekend seems to be following the same crazy path, so I am hoping for some peace coming in the next few weeks! The card was stamped using the faber-castell big brush pens, the background script was stamped in antique linen. The impressed background is from PTI, and all stamps are from Penny Black. Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there, hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 2, 2011

PDCC # 79

This is my entry for the PDCC #79  I had to get this stamp and a few others after I saw my friend Debbie's gorgeous cards she made with it. I love Magenta, and especially like that now they make their stamps in cling. I stamped the image and colored with copics,  matted the image on a spellbinder die cut. The background paper is from basic grey, and the green paper is actually an envelope that had the perfect green I needed from Lasting Impressions.  Another busy week here, can you believe Mother's Day is this Sunday! It seems way too early, maybe since Easter was so late!  

We went to a birthday party for a friend Sunday, it was at Moore's Creek Battlegrounds and the boys had a blast playing. Lainey was so good, she loves riding in the stroller taking in all the sites! She will be 6 months old on Wednesday, will be posting pictures this week of her. Have a wonderful Monday!

Wyatt popping bubbles