Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

I just wanted to share a few pictures of my little goblins. We always have so much fun in our neighborhood at Halloween. We live in a very small but wonderful subdivision. A few of the families plan a Sloppy-Joe dinner and then all the kids go Trick-or-Treating together. It's a blast!
I hope you had fun with your little ghosts and goblins too!
Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Just a little Kiss...

...Under the Mistletoe! The new set from Hanna Stamps called Tis the Season is available today from! I just love this set because not only is the main image great, but the supporting images are a ton of fun too & can stand on their own. You have to check out some of the cards the Design Team girls have made with this set. You will Laugh Out Loud (LOL) at Lisa Zappa's Shop til you Drop card ~ I about fell off my chair when I saw it!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Tis the Season); Cardstock ~ Bazzill, Stampin' Up!; Pattern Paper ~ Memory Box; Ribbon ~ unknown; Markers ~ Copic Glitter Pens; Punches ~ Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

It's a PINK Christmas with Hanna...

I promised another little peek of the new Tis The Season set from Hanna Stamps. I just love using non-traditional colors for Christmas cards ~ it mixes things up a bit! There are two little ornaments on strings, two little snowflakes that I used on the bottom of the card, and a swirls and stars stamp that I used above the ornaments. This set has some wonderful backgrounds as well as the main images.

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Tis the Season); Cardstock ~ Pixie Pink & White; Ink ~ Canvas Palette Ink (white), Black Palette Ink, SU Markers & Copic Glitter Markers; Other ~ May Arts Ribbon; Baubles; Doodlebug Paper Frills.

Monday, October 22, 2007

A little peek of "Tis the Season" ...

Well here ya go...the next installment of Hanna Stamps. Isn't she CUTE? Wait until you see the entire set ~ WOW! She goes on sale this Friday, October 26th! I'll have another peek tomorrow...

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Tis the Season); Cardstock ~ Real Red, Garden Green, White; SU Markers & Copic Glitter Markers; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Embossing Plate ~ Cuttlebug.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

A Project for Work...

Well I have every Friday off work (and Monday too), so yesterday I was planning on stamping all day to relax and enjoy my day. I still enjoyed my day, but rather than stamp, I made a project for work. I just LOVE being able to bring my passion for crafting to work!

As many of you know, I work in the Children's Ministry department for our church. My friend Michelle is the director and she has been wanting to do a workshop so that parents have a resource for helping their children learn Bible verses. Of course, this is right up my ally, so I asked if I could come up with the prototype and do the workshop. She said "Yes" so yesterday, I came up with this fun project. Michelle had all the verses written up, so I just came up with the book style and then re-typed the verses. I am pretty happy with the end result. We will be holding this workshop in Novemeber so they can be used as Christmas gifts.

Supplies Used: Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Rose Red, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue; Pattern Paper ~ Stampin' Up! Cutie Pie Designer Series Paper; Die Cut Letter and Shapes ~ Cricut Cartridges Alphalicious, Doodle Charms; Coil Machine ~ Rubi Coil.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A Day to Experiment...

I had a few minutes today to play with my Lizzie Anne stamps. I made the card bases first and then decided what stamped images to attach. I usually don't work this way, but I wanted to see how fast I could get some simple cards made. I have to say that even though these aren't my favorite cards, they were pretty quick (less than 1 hour) & I do love the stamps. On occasion you just have to go outside your comfort zone and try something new. Sometimes you like it & sometimes you don't, but at least you tried.

By the way, if you haven't ordered from the Lizzie Anne Designs website, October is a great time to do it because they are offering free shipping for orders over $35 this month. Check out this link on the Splitcoast Stampers Lizzie Anne Forum for more details. And make sure you sign up for their monthly newsletter so you know what's going on over at LAD!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Daisy Dot, Sketch Sentiments); Cardstock & Ink ~ SU Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery and Ruby Red; Pattern Paper ~ MOD Collection from Autumn Leaves; Ribbon ~ SU; Baubles ~ Bella.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Another Hanna for the weekend...

Well another busy week is done, but I did manage to get this card made. I've had this Mod pattern paper (from Autumn Leaves) for a long time & finally cut into it. The flowers on Hanna's dress, hair and bags are rub-ons from the same paper line. I just love this color combination of Groovy Guava and Wild Wasabi from Stampin' Up! I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps; Cardstock ~ SU Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi; Pattern Paper & Rub-ons ~ Mod collection from Autumn Leaves; Flowers ~ Prima Flowers; Ribbon ~ Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon; Ink ~ Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Purely Pomegranate.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Miss Hanna goes Fall...

We sure woke up to Fall this morning in Northern Indiana ~ Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.... Big difference to the gorgeous temps and sunshine we felt yesterday. Oh well, it is October 10th & it is long past time that fall got here. Here's a little treat I worked on this weekend. I love the little oval under Hanna {I CASE'd that idea from Amy Rysavy}. And that ribbon ~ I LOVE the ribbon!

So Happy Fall Ya'll!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (But I need it...), Oval ~ unknown; Cardstock ~ Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive, Vanilla, Mustard prints; Coloring tools ~ Watercolor Wonder crayons, SU markers, Copic Glitter Markers; Ribbon (unknown); Droplets ~ from Cindy at Starlit Studios.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

More Pink from Hanna...

The kids had yesterday off, so I'm going to have to remind myself all week what day it is. Boy, we sure get into routines, don't we? It's going to be a super busy day for me, but I wanted to share a few more Hanna Stamps cards that I made this weekend. This will be the last of the pink~ I am ready to move on to new colors. Fall colors start tomorrow. I hope you all have a bright and cheery day!

Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps; Cardstock ~ SU textured; Pattern Paper ~ Creative Imaginations; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Ink ~ Black, SU Markers & Copic Glitter Markers; Punches ~ triple flower punch & scallop circle punch (SU); Baubles from Starlit Studios. Please see links on the sidebar.

Monday, October 8, 2007

And the winner is...

The winner of this round of blog candy is .... QC!
Mmmmmm....i love those little licorice things covered with the little beady looking candy coating (highly technical term)....Can I have some of those please? ;)I love candy! Blog candy might be even tastier! :)Love you Kendra!

Love you too QC! Sorry ~ but I have no idea what candy you are talking about. I hope this will be OK ~ LOL! There are a few sweet treats inside the big box too, but I'm going to keep that as a surprise for when it arrives. AND...I have another surpise for you! When I told Kristi {yes, the Hanna Stamps Kristi} that I was having blog candy this weekend, she said she would send something fun to the winner as well. So you get double blog candy!

Thanks everyone for playing! Have fun with your Hanna Stamps!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

World Card Making Day & Another Annoucement...

I am THRILLED to announce that I have been asked (and accepted) a position on the Lizzie Anne Design Team. This team is amazing! I am so giddy to be able to work with and call friend so many wonderful ladies in this industry.
Did you know that today is World Card Making Day? Lizzie Anne Designs is one of the Official Sponsors ~ so go check out the information on their website about the specials they are offering. They have a brand new set on sale today along with 4 other coordinating sets. They are also having a card contest where there will be lots of winners. All the cards from the Contest will be donated to Cards for Cancer ~ which is a great cause. Have a great day ladies & GO STAMP!

That was fun...

Between the stamp set release, the blog candy and stamping all day long ~ yesterday was a fun day for me! I started this card earlier in the week but couldn't find the time to finish it up until yesterday. I kept adding elements and finally told myself to STOP! I just can't seem to get enough of Hanna this week. I hope you have loads of fun with her too. Oh, and don't worry, Hanna will be back every month doing lots and lots of fun things.

Don't forget about the blog candy on my other thread. You have until Sunday at midnight ~ please post to my Friday 10/5/07 thread to enter.

Tip of the day: It's is super easy to use pattern paper to make Hanna's dress and purse. Stamp the entire image on white cardstock, then stamp it again on pattern paper and cut it out. Adhered the image you cut out over the image you stamped on the white cardstock and VOILA ~ Hanna has a pretty dress & a striped purse. BTW ~ The idea for the monogramed purse, I CASE'd from one of the Hanna Stamps Design Team members Ashley Bowen ~ what a fun way to personalize a card!

Supplies Used:Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (But I need it...); Cardstock ~ Bazzill textrued; Pattern Paper & Chipboard Flowers ~ Sweetwater; Coloring Tools ~ Markers, Watercolor Wonder Crayons (SU), aquapainter; Accessories ~ brads (SU), Ric-Rac ~ Walmart, sewing machine; Corner Punch ~ SU.

Friday, October 5, 2007

It's Friday... and I want some CANDY!!!!

I thought today would NEVER get here! It was a long and busy week, but my day of fun is finally here. To celebrate the fact that Hanna Stamps are on sale today, I'm giving away some BLOG CANDY BABY!!!! Woooohoooo! If you post to this thread before Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 11:59 pm ET, I will put your name in for a drawing. So...what is the prize ~ well I'm not sayin' but it will be some fun stuff to use with your new Hanna Stamps!

So, here are the rules girls:
  1. post a comment to this thread

  2. post BEFORE Sunday, 10/7/07 at 11:59pm (ET)

  3. leave your name (Update: if you have a common name, please leave the first initial of your last name, a nickname or something so I can figure out who you are)

I'll post the winner on Monday!

Now go over to Kristi's and get that set! It's only $15.95 for the set of 9 stamps & she is offering FREE SHIPPING!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Hanna Stamps Incentive Program...

Can you say WOW!!! This is straight off Kristi Ferro's blog:

Hanna Stamps! will be offering a HUGE incentive program that encourages you to start making items and sending them in for publication.

We are offering $100 for each and every publication made with Hanna Stamps! and also mentions our company name with it. Yes that is correct!! Example: If you get 5 cards published using our stamps, and the publication mentions our stamps were used to create your item, then you get $500 cold hard cash baby!!!

This is open to everyone and anyone, not just my design team. So please, start making those cards, scrapbook pages, 3-D items, and send them out. They do not have to be elaborate items. How many times have you seen magazines with cards and say to your self..."Oh man, I could have made that!!" Now is the perfect time to get going. There is no tricks or no hidden clause. It is as simple as it sounds. You get published in a national magazine with our stamps, the article says you used our stamps...and BOOM...$100. NO it is not a gift certificate either. COLD HARD CASH!!, well ok a cold hard check.

So order those stamps on Friday & get stamping! OH...and it gets even better ~ Kristi is offering FREE SHIPPING on your order of Hanna Stamps during the month of October!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

More from Hanna...

Here's another peek at more of the fabulous Hanna Stamps that will be available this Friday. We are all having tons of fun with this new set.
Oh, and did you see who is on the Design Team with me? Oh My about TALENT! Their names and links are all listed on my sidebar to the right. Take a look at their fantastic blogs!
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (But I need it); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up! Pixie Pink & Papertrey Ink White; Ink ~ Black & Pixie Pink; Pattern Paper ~ Heidi Grace; Brads ~ Queen & Co; Diecuts (for the scalloped edge and the ovals ~ Nestabilities by Spellbinders; Coloring Medium ~ Watercolor Wonder Crayons, SU Markers and Copic Glitter Pens.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Yes, It's October...

I'm sure many of you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I know that I am one of the many who have been directly impacted by this type of cancer. I was diagnosed just a few weeks before my 40th birthday. There are no words to describe being told you have cancer. I have been very fortunate that my cancer was found early and at this point, almost 2 years later, it is gone. I pray it's gone for good, but only time will tell.

I have to tell you that October is a difficult month for me. Seeing pink ribbons all over the place is a constant reminder of my internal battle. I know a lot of good comes out of these pink ribbons, but as a survivor, it's has a little different spin.

Now I need to urge all of you ladies to do the following:
  1. Keep up with your yearly doctor's appointment;
  2. get a yearly mammogram (remember I wasn't even 40 when I was diagnosed!);
  3. do your monthly self-exams (that's how I found mine) ~ look for changes not just lumps and bumps; and
  4. if you notice ANYTHING, go get it checked out (don't just think it's going to go away ~ the sooner something is caught, the better!).

You can support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with your own badge or banner. Visit the Pink For October site & choose your favorite.'s the rest of the card!

Woohooo! Here's the rest of my first card & more of the EXCITING news! The stamps are by a brand new company called Hanna Stamps. The new company is set to launch on October 5th!! The owner of this company is Kristi Ferro. This is a little bit of the first set that will be available for purchase on October 5th at The website is still being worked on so the link may not work just yet. I am thrilled to have been asked to be on this design team & wait until you see all the talented people on this team ~ WOW! Enjoy this tid-bit, more will be coming soon!
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