Sunday, August 30, 2009

SSC #22 - Scallop Mania

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, August 30, 2009 10 stamps of approval
Hello Stamping Friends!!

I'm pretty excited about this project, because it's the first thing I've done in what feels like weeks!! No kidding! There has been so much going on around here that I haven't had any time at all to sequester myself in my craft room and play! And I've missed it! I had about 1/2 an hour to myself this evening and I decided to go downstairs to my room and see what I could do, even if it was just clean things up a bit.. but once I got my hands on paper and stamps, there was no stopping me! I'm so excited, because now I can feel the mojo flowing and I am ready to get back to stamping everyday! Too bad I have to work all weekend... oh well, gotta pay for the stamps somehow, right?

Anywhoo.... onto the card! This weeks challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is Scallops, Scallops, Scallops! I think I met that requirement.. maybe.. although I wonder if I should have put a few more scallops on there... hmmm...

This is my brand new Halloween Anya/Ian set from The Greeting Farm (Looooove it!) and the new Scallop Octagon Nesties that I got for my birthday from my in-laws (Thanks!!) Add some rub on's, some pearls and some fuzzy spiders and "viola!" - cuteness! This is actually an envelope card that I am hoping a candy bar will fit in. I've used a magnet fastener under the scallops to hold it closed.

Well, there it is! I sure hope you like it and I hope that I've inspired you to go grab your scallops and create something wonderful for our challenge this week!

Thanks for stopping by! And don't forget to visit the rest of the awesome design team and see how they've used scallops this week! Priscilla, Nikki, Liza, Line, Kristin, Janneke, Jilly, Joanne, Carly, and Paula

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Just a quick Hello!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 0 stamps of approval

Hi guys! I noticed that a friend had searched through her stamps and came up with what she considered her favorite... wow...! That had to be a hard decision!

I decided to do the same with my collection... although it grows and grows, almost daily! Usually my favorite stamp is the one I just got, even if I haven't used it yet... but I thought I should look for the stamp that I use most often... the one that I think is most "me", if you know what I mean..

So, I have decided that my favorite stamp is this one...:
This is Valentini, by Stamping Bella... I've used this stamp alot and here's why...

1. I love anything Martini... from the drink to the image. The shape of a martini glass is just cool, and you can put so much awesome stuff in it! And a good martini, mixed well and enjoyed with friends is the best!
2. This image is so much fun to color! I've done it in red and pink and purple.. it just lends itself to so many fun colors!
3. I love glitter, and this image just screams "glitter me!!!"

It's just an awesome image and if I had to choose a favorite, this would be it... although I did eye all of my cupcake stamps, too... but that's another post! LOL!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

SSC #21 - 3-D

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, August 23, 2009 2 stamps of approval
Hello Stampers!

We've got a fun one for you at Stamptacular this week! Let's see some 3-D cards! Make them pop, make them stand out!

As always, the Design Team is on top of their game, creating fantastic projects to inspire you! Have you gotten your submission in to join the Stamptacular Design Team? Here are the lovely ladies, be sure to check them out and send them some love! Line, Carly, Joanne, Kristin, Janneke, Liza, Jilly, Nikki, Paula and Priscilla

This is the card that I've made for you this week. I hope you like it!
Hula Anya from the Greeting farm sits atop Stampin' Up! cardstock in Whisper White, So Saffron, Old Olive and Regal Rose. She's colored with Copic markers and peeks out from behind a Peony Nestability Window. The flower, button, fiber, ricrac and pearls are from my stash. The sentiment is punched with the Stampin' Up! word window punch.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

SSC #20 - Beary Special

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, August 16, 2009 7 stamps of approval
Another hot week in the Tri-Cities! I could complain about the heat, but you know, I'll be complaining about the snow in just a few months, too!! I hope the weather is treating all of you nicely!
Anyways... our challenge for you this week is "Beary Special" so you can make anything you want! Anything at all.... as long as it has a BEAR on it somewhere! Our Stamptacular Design Team has some pretty adorable little bears to share with you! Line, Carly, Joanne, Kristin, Janneke, Liza, Jilly, Nikki, Paula and Priscilla
And... here's mine!

This is just a cute little milk bottle that I had saved. I covered it with some Stampin' Up! DSP. I don't know who the bear is or where he came from, he was in my image box, so whoever sent him to me - Thank You! I added some more patterned paper and some pearls along the bottom. Wrapped the ribbon around the top, added a little tag and filled her up with some yummy Lemon Heads! Hope it makes someone feel better... although I don't know anyone who's sick! Still cute, though.... at least I think so!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

DT Reminder!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Saturday, August 15, 2009 0 stamps of approval
Just a quick reminder that this is the last week to get your submissions in to be considered for the 2nd term of the Stamptacular Design Team!

Come join me! I know you ALL are incredibly talented and each and every one of you should be sending your photos in to Priscilla to be considered! She's going to have such a difficult choice when it comes to selected new members!

See the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge blog for ALL the deets - but hurry!!!

Please e-mail your submissions to by midnight (EST) August 23rd, 2009 to qualify. Accepted Design Team members will be notified no later than Sunday August 30th, 2009.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wow! How time flies!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, August 13, 2009 1 stamps of approval
I was visiting my Dad's Flickr photostream and came across this photo.. taken July 11, 2006 - just a little over 3 years ago... Emily was about 18 months old... Here is a photo taken last weekend, August 9, 2009.. 3 years later - same zoo, same exhibit.. Emily is now 4 1/2 years old..Wow, how she's grown! By the way, this weekend at the zoo, Bradley is 18 months old! I should have gotten a photo of him with the birdie, too... ah well, next time!

Just had to share! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Kim & Julia's Wedding

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 2 stamps of approval
Just a quick photo to share with you all from the wedding this weekend.  

We have - Paulette, Me, Lisa, Kim, Emily, Julia and Cassidy.

It was a beautiful ceremony and I am so happy for my wonderful friends!  Congratulations to you both!

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Emily's Swim Lessons

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 0 stamps of approval
Here are some photos and a video of Emily at Swim Lessons... she's having such a great time, and doing really well, when she actually listens to her instructors! :)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

SSC #19 - Ingredient Challenge

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, August 09, 2009 7 stamps of approval
Hello again, my friends! Are you all getting your fabulous creations finished up, photographed and emailed to Priscilla for the Stamptacular Design Team? I hope so!!

This weeks challenge is a fun one for you! We pick the ingredients and you create something spectacular! So, your ingredients are:

1 Flower
2 Different Patterned Papers
3 Brads

That's it! Everything else is up to you! Be sure to check out the rest of the DT samples to inspire you! Line, Carly, Joanne, Kristin, Janneke, Liza, Jilly, Nikki, Paula and Priscilla

Here's mine!
I used the new Soft Suede In-Color cardstock by Stampin' Up! with some of last years Kiwi Kiss. I added some of the Kiwi Kiss retired cordouroy brads with a wonderful brad that was kicking around in my stash. I stamped the branch in a mix of Chocolate Chip and Going Gray and the bird and sentiment (all stamps by Stampin' Up!) in Kiwi Kiss. The patterned paper is from Daisy Bucket.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Congratulations Kim and Julia

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Saturday, August 08, 2009 5 stamps of approval
Today is a very special day.

Today is all about my best friend, Kim and her true love Julia.

Today they will commit their love to each other in a beautiful ceremony with friends and family.

Today is the beginning of their life together as one.

This event has been planned and scheduled and talked about for what seems like forever! In a good way, as everyone involved is so very excited for this day to finally be here!

I will stand with Kim, as her witness and Maid of Honor as she commits herself to love, honor and cherish Julia forever. Sweet Emily will be beautiful in her flower girl dress, and hopefully on her very best princess behavior! :)

Here is the card that I have created especially for Kim and Julia.

The ceremony is a beach theme, as both Kim and Julia love the beach and visit as often as they can every year. So, I went with a beach theme for my card as well. I chose this stamp especially for this card, as I wanted something a little less "traditional wedding". This House Mouse stamp is just so sweet, they look so in love and enjoying nothing more than each others company in the light of the moon on a warm sandy beach. This is what I hope for Kim and Julia's future. The background paper is a jumble of beachy words and the tan cardstock has a woodgrain effect, to give the idea of driftwood. I stitched the edges of the DP and the cardstock, and added the pearls and the flowers for dimension. I really wanted this card to be spectacular for them, and I sure hope that they like it.

Kim, I love you, my dear and I wish you nothing but the best for your years together with Julia. It gives me joy to see you so happy and I know that Julia will support you and be your rock in whatever you endeavor. The only advice I have for you, is to always be nice and remember that if you don't listen to anyone else, listen to Julia, she knows you best, loves you most and would never steer you wrong.

Congratulations to you both!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

House Mouse & Friends Challenge #49

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 3 stamps of approval
Ah, I should have left well enough alone when my Mojo wasn't flowing for my previous card... but who can resist a House Mouse, right?

The challenge this week (well, month, as they are on Summer break) is Back To School. I was just talking to Emily this morning about how school is starting again soon and she'll be back in class with her friends and her teachers. I don't think she quite understood what I was saying, but she'll figure it out when I drop her off on the first day! hehehe!

So, I decided, since my House Mouse collection is still a bit limited, I would make my sweet little Emily a bookmark using one of my smaller House Mouse stamps. I love this stamp! And I hope Emily loves her bookmark!Yea, it's pretty simple.. I think she'll like it though.

Whisper White cardstock, Studio G alphabet letters. House Mouse image colored with Copics and Stampin' Up! markers. Green Galore ink sponged on edges. Fiskars Victorian deco corner rounder. Fiber from my stash, leftover from my other card today.

Mojo Monday #98

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 1 stamps of approval
Hello Mojo Monday! (Ah, it's Wednesday, isn't it...?)

Awesome sketch this week, it looked pretty simple, until I sat down to work on it...This is what I came up with. Beautiful Day Fairy Ariana from Paper Make-Up stamps with her adorable little froggie! I just love this image and I was so excited to finally get her on a card, since I've had her for months!

But... I don't think this card quite does her justice. Ah well... it's a Mojo Monday sketch, even if my Mojo isn't flowing today!

DP from my stash, Green Galore cardstock from Stampin' Up!, fibers from my stash. Image colored with Copics and Sakura glitter pens. Peony Nestabilites.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

SSC #18 - Child's Play

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Sunday, August 02, 2009 7 stamps of approval
Hello, friends! It's my favorite time of week again! Time to share another fun Stamptacular challenge with you!

This week is for the kids! We would like to see your projects that are created with a child in mind!

Be sure to visit each of the Design Team blogs to see the fun, colorful projects that they've created to share with you! Line, Carly, Joanne, Kristin, Janneke, Liza, Jilly, Nikki, Paula and Priscilla!

I saw this idea at the Paperzone when I went to Seattle to visit my best friend a few weeks ago and I just loved it! I had to buy myself a puzzle piece punch so that I could recreate it myself! I used my favorite Paperzone sparkley paper, of course to add lots of shine! I really had a lot of fun making this card! I hope you like it as much as I do!
Paper from Paperzone
Stamps by Stampin' Up!
Puzzle Piece punch by Marvy

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Stamptacular DT Call!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Saturday, August 01, 2009 0 stamps of approval

Hey everyone! Has it really been 6 months already? Wow, how time flies when your having fun!

Stamptacular is gearing up to celebrate our 6 month anniversary and we are also going to be looking for a few new members to join our Design Team!

I have certainly enjoyed my time so far on this wonderful team and have loved meeting all the amazingly talented girls! I've especially loved visiting all the blogs of the followers and seeing their submissions and other creations! It really has been a great ride! I've had so much fun!!

So, be sure to visit the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog right away to read all the details and specifics and start working on your entry to join the team!

Good Luck to you!


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