Sunday, September 2, 2007


We had Evan's birthday party last night and it was a ball! Okay, that was corny- but it was tons of fun. He wanted a sports theme party and my super bff MK made this fabo cake. This is her second custom cake and they've both been adorable. I made the baseball cupcakes. The kids played ball while the adults relaxed, it was great!

I can't believe Evan will be 7 in a couple of days. He's growing up too quickly. I wish I could freeze time sometimes and he actually feels the same way. He told me he wishes he could stay 6 forever, because he doesn't want me to get old! Gotta love that boy.
Happy Birthday Evan! We love you!!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Its almost fall ya'll

I've started making a few cards for fall. This card uses the loads of love set. I stamped the truck twice and cut it out. I trimmed the body off of the second truck to make a trailer. I gave the truck and trailer height with stampin' dimensionals. Jamie and I are in the cab, Evan and Sam in the back, hauling a load of pumpkins.
I might do some stamping this afternoon. I probably won't be doing as much stamping or blogging now that I'm working full time and Evan is starting back to school. Hope everyone has a good week!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Lynn's Fab Notebook

I made this notebook for my sister to use during her final semester of college. She bought the goods, I made the project- this is usually how our partnership works. This is just a basic notebook from Target with wild asparagus dp modgepodged on the cover. There are at least 5 different styles of ribbons tied along the spiral. I like it and it is very "her".

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dusting vs. Dazzling? seriously.

Aggh! I should really be cleaning my house and getting everything ready for my open house Thurs. night, but I knew it was vital that I post here before I do any chores. I've also HAD to watch toons with E.T., finish reading my latest book, put on my pj pants, read a few stampin' blogs, ..... the list could go on and on. I'm pretty good at finding a reason not to clean :)
While there is never a good reason to do housework, there is always a good reason to stamp! One good reason for stamping is that it leads people to tell me how fabulously talented I am. Ok, Mary King and I sit around talking about how fabulously talented I am. Ok,Ok, MK eats chips and listens as I talk about how f.t. I am.

I made this sparkle card the other night when I was on my pink/black kick. I stamped baroque's flourish in black on whisper white paper. I stamped the flowers and sparkle in positively pink. I added dazzlin diamonds on top of the flowers (you know how i like 2 dazzle) for just a little sparkle. Another simple and fun card.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Fun Friday

The card at left is another I made for my open house next week. The card base is bashful blue and the fold is at the top . I stamped the flourish from baroque motif in bashful blue twice across the diagonal of the card. The flowers are stamped in certainly celery ink on certainly celery paper and popped up on stampin' dimensionals.
Now if you will excuse me, I've gotta get ready to go swim. The fifth day of the week is known as Fun Friday at our house. We swim, get happy meals, play alot of play station- basically enjoying the finer things of life, according to a 6 yr old boy. The time at the pool is definitely helping me, I've changed from my normal pasty pale to a normal human flesh color. Have a good weekend!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Golf Card Fore Uncle Huey

It seems like most stamping bloggers have 1000s of stamp sets. If you need a card for your great aunt LuLu's frisbee championship, they've got the stamps to make it. I don't. I don't buy tons of stamps, because I like to buy more accessories. I try to buy very versatile sets and am always thinking of new ways to use old stuff. The card at left is a perfect example of using something you have in a new way.
My Uncle Huey has been golfing for about a year. He entered a golf tournament of about 50 people and he won first place. He won a big trophy and we are all really proud of him, so I wanted to send him a congrats card. Now, I don't have any masculine sets and certainly not any golf sets. After brainstorming for a while I decided to make a argyle background and use a circle punch as a golf ball. The card base is certainly celery. I stamped the looks like spring background diamonds in certainly celery and stamped the dotted diamond background in bashful blue on top of that. My friend Kathryn(redfirekat on SCS) sent me some samples of paper she embossed with her cuttlebug. I used a white piece embossed with small circles to punch the circle for my golf ball. Congratulations is from the new hugs and wishes set. This was a fun card to make and its going to make the person who gets it happy- isn't that the whole reason we stamp?

Monday, July 9, 2007


I finally got some serious stamping done this weekend. First, I organized my stamp room. It will only be clean until the next stampfest! I'm not very good at putting my stuff away when I finish with it. I've got some ideas about what I want to do with the space and I'll post pics if I ever get it done. My dream would be to have a fabulous pink room. Pink, black and white polka dots, perhaps a chandelier. Ok, enough dreaming. This frame was inspired by my dream stamp room. Before I explain the frame, let me make a confession: I haven't memorized all of the Stampin' Up colors. This is the bright pink from the bold family, positively pink- I think :) I stamped the flourish from baroque motifs in white on the pink paper. I used whimsical lower to spell fabulous in black. Very simple, very fabulous!
This little 3x3 card was fun. Bright pink base again. Image from double line doodle is stamped in bright pink on whisper white paper. SU has a new scallop circle punch, but I don't have it yet.Never fear, I do have a pair of scallop scissors from the $ store! Ok, my circle is a lil bit lopsided but I'll get better with practice. The sentiment from double line doodle "I just love you", is stamped inside. Wonder whose husband will be lucky enough to get this card?