Monday, January 31, 2011

Love Impressions Rub-Ons Candy Jar

This would make a great gift for a Teacher or a Friend on Valentines.

I found this cute little jar at Micheal's for $1.49. I used the free Love Impressions Rub-Ons that all the Demo's got as a surprise gift. I bought the Valentines M&M's but I picked out the 2 shades of pink to put inside the jar. Just a quickie post.

Thanks for looking

Friday, January 28, 2011

Coffee Drinking Kangaroo Card

This is a Color Challenge that I did with Terry Su, click her name to see her card. My card is of aCoffee Drinking Kangaroo. lol I was thinking that Regular Joe would go cute with a Kangaroo card, with them being called Joeys and all.

 What I like about this Kangaroo, are those super cute eyelashes!

 Some clear mini buttons.
 Mini heart button on cup, looks real cute!
This was the sunset tonight at my place. I was on my way out the door.. and I saw it and ran in the house for my camera. That is one Pink Sunset!! If you look at the photo you can see some of the house lights on.. it was kinda dark when I took this but the sky was so bright.

Stamp sets:
Espress Yourself 9pc set 2002 Catalog
Toucan of My Love 6pc set 2004 Catalog
Ink Colors:
Early Espresso, River Rock, Pink Pirouette.
Paper Colors:
Early Espresso, River Rock, Pink Pirouette,
Peach Parfait, White.
Peach Parfait ribbon, Vintage trinkets, Clear mini Buttons,
Scallop border punch, Hemp thread, Aqua painter.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Stamp Room Reveal !! And What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday aka WOYWW #86

I decided to reveal my new Stamp Room on What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Thanks to Julia and all the Gals and maybe a few guys, I always have a great time snooping in on every ones Crafty area. I also love that so many of them leave nice comments.. so I always try my best to return them.. plus some.! I have been working on this for a few weeks. I took my kids TV room and they got my small loft upstairs. Hee Hee (evil grin) I am not sure how happy they are about it yet, But I am super Happy!! One of the best things about it is that, now when friends come over to stamp with me I don't have to go upstairs 100 times getting things.. Ouch!! so many nights I could hardly walk.

 As you walk in from the front door. That is my desk with the big black chair. I am not sure why I did not turn the light on.. I think the pic would have been better.
 Here is one side with a bunch of cubbys that I got at a Hardware Store. They are Martha Stewart and were $39.00 each, their is two there. I also have 2 chairs that go at that table, but I moved them for this photo. I made the stamp shelves with 1 inch by 2 inch pine, that I got at the local Hardware store. There are more photo's on the another post, click "Here" to see.
 Closer look at my desk and the other chair is for Deanna when ever she comes over, she will hurt anyone who sits there... lol The Black chair is mine. I picked up Office chairs at garage sales this summer, people are always selling them because they don't match or something.. so I picked them up for $10.00 or even less. Who cares if in the stamp room they all don't match.. lol
 Cabinets on the wall, by the door way. I have all my photos in the green hutch bottom part (my Husband built me that) and then albums and background stamps on the shelves.
 Inside the cabinet, with all my scrapbooking paper and alphabet stamp sets.. and lots of other junk.
 Table with my Card tree by the entry.
 I got this table at a junk store for $12.00. The card tree is SU, but is no longer available.
 I bought this shelf at a junk store for $5.00. I made the flip flop album a few years ago, and the wreath was made by Terry Su.
 View of entry, the Valentine tree is right next to the front door.
 My Valentine Tree.
 My messy desk, with some scrapbook pages I just got done.
Right next to my chair I have the big-shot and the punches. My Husband made the little table and he is also going to make me a much better shelf for my punches.. I can't wait.

For more Pictures and a close up of a Stamp Lamp I made click "here" I think I am going to be spending most of my time here in my new room!!

Thanks for looking

Please leave me a comment... tell me what you think.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pun Fun Mojo Monday

I am so excited I now have 102 followers Yeah!!! My 100th follower Annie is doing a week of just Pun Fun Cards so I thought that I would join in on her fun and make a Pun Fun Card too. lol that sounds funny. I chose the Mojo Monday Sketch to make my card and the skunk is so cute and funny I thought that it would make a cute Valentine card.

Lots of Bling.. Pearls and Pink Rhinestones!! Fun!

Stamp sets:
Pun Fun 8pc set 2010-2011 Catalog
Tiny Tags 17pc set 2010-2011 Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
Chocolate chip, Pretty in pink, White
and Basic Gray ink.
Lg Scallop Circle, 1 3/8 Circle punch, Pretty in pink 5/8 Satin ribbon,
Candy cane buttons, Tinsel trim clear, Pearls, Pink Rhinestones,
Aqua painter, Black marker, 3 heart punch.
Designer Series Paper:
Love Me

Thanks for looking

Monday, January 24, 2011

Just a Peek at my New Stamp Room

I just wanted to share a few Pic's of my new Stamp Room. I have been very Busy for almost 2 weeks. I had a few Friends over for the Sneak Peek this weekend. I told them to bring extra Pants.. lol Because they were going to wet them selves when they saw my new room. Amber said that she would wear Depends...... (funny girl).

  An old Mason Jar that I turned into a Stamp Lamp, It is so cute!
 I was just having a little fun with some of my things. I picked up these cute buckets at a Garden Shop a while back. I had this pile of Maple tree sticks for my snowmen I made this winter, I just put them in the bucket and added the felt flowers from a few years ago to jazz it up. Then I added some stamps to the little buckets that I did not have room on my wall for.
 Some of the cute cards that Deanna made, She is using the Owl Punch for the first time and loving it!
 Amber and Terry, posing for a cute pic. thanks girls for all the fun!
 I made the shelf with 1inch by 2 inch pine that I picked up at the lumber store. It need to be sanded and I also painted it white. This shelf is 8 feet long.. and still all my stamps did not fit. LOL
 In the shelf below the lamp is my 12 x 12 albums. I had to also make some shelves for my clear stamp sets. The first row is 10 inches from the ceiling and the rest are 8 inches.
This is a close up of some of the stamps.

There are more photos to come, but I wanted to do that on my WOYWW post on Wednesday. I have photos of the tables, my desk, cabinets and more close ups of other stuff.

Thanks for looking

PS.. see you all on WOYWW on Wednesday!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Here Birdie Birdie!!

What a Tweet day for a Bird card! I love birds, they are just so cute. Terry Su and I both made a bird cards, I think mine is cuter... lol I have had a really busy week. I moved my stamp room to a bigger room in the house.. YES Bigger!! Yeah!! I am so happy I am jumping for joy right now.. as I am sitting here. (lol jumping and sitting hmmm) So I have been painting and making new shelves and moving furniture all around the house to make it work. Anyway (blogging later about it) This is my first Card in my new Stamp Room, I had my Glee CD going and singing (lol like a bird) while I was making this card. I hope you all like as much as I do.
 I used sticky strip behind the heart and also on the ribbon at the top of the card. I used a sponge dauber around the top note, heart and words. I even put a pearl in the middle of the rose.
I used some White Smooch spritz can you see it? I wished it showed up in the picture better.

Stamp sets:
Always 11pc set 2010-2011 Catalog
Absolutely Fabulous 8pc set Spring-Summer 2009 Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Vanilla
Pearls, Black Rhinestone (birds eye), Sponge dauber,
Rosettes, Baja breeze seam binding ribbon,
White smooch spritz spray.
Big Shot:
Movers and Shapers, Top Note
Designer Series Paper:
Springtime Vintage Occasions Mini 2011

Thanks for looking

Friday, January 14, 2011

Clearly for you Card

I was talking to Terry tonight and she asked me.. "How did I come up with this color choice" lol I just laughed, But I think it was one night when Terry and I were on the phone really late at night and looking at the SU Color Chart and we picked some colors that sounded kind of cool. And they do look good together, its just not one's that I use. Terry has always told me to get out of my Box and use colors I don't use.. lol. So that is also going to be my advice to you ALL, think outside the box, you will love what you create.

Terry also made a card with these colors too.. Please Click Here to see it.
 I just love the little birds, I was looking for a stamp that said "one of a kind" for my sentiment, but the one I found was not the right font.
This was the view I woke up to this morning, all the new snow on the Olympics.. Beautiful
Stamp Sets:
Word Play 12pc set 2010-2011 Catalog
Clearly for you 12pc set Occasions Mini 2011
Ink and Paper Colors:
Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand
and Vanilla Paper.
Poppy Parade ribbon, Vanilla Rosettes, Big Designer Buttons,
1/8 Vanilla Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch.
Designer Series Paper:
Maine Blueberry - Fall-Winter 2008

Thanks for looking
Shirley Pumpkin

Friday, January 7, 2011

Nature Walk Card

 I love this new Stamp Set, how many of you also got this set first! This new mini is killing me.. lol I love all of it. I used all new stuff on the card, those mini roses are so cute.. I am going to have to buy more already. lol

 I added Glitter to the Ladybug, for my bling.
I just wanted to add a really good close up of this ribbon. Its the Satin Vanilla. To make this really cool look, all you have to do is use "Sticky Strip" along the spot where you want the ribbon. Then you take the ribbon and add it to the sticky strip and move it around.. if it's not looking like you want it just comes right back up... so keep trying until you get it just how you like it.

Stamp sets:
Clearly for you 12pc set Occasions Mini 2011
Nature Walk 7pc set Occasions Mini 2011
You're a Gem 8pc set Occasions Mini 2011
Ink and Paper Colors:
Old olive, Not quite navy, Vanilla, Cherry cobbler.
Satin Vanilla, Rosettes, Circle punches 1in and 11/8 in,
Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Markers-cherry cobbler, old olive.
Designer Series Paper:
Botanical Gazette New in Occasions Mini 2011

Thanks for looking
and a Special thanks to all my new followers from SC!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Things I Love Card

My Bestest Stampin bud Terry Su had a "Things I love" Stamp Camp. It was $12.00 and you got the stamp set and 3 cards... I know what a bargain. Anyway I already had the stamp set so I told her I would make a card for everyone and just come and hang out, and this is the card. I really loved Terry Su's Baja Breeze glitter card (click here to see it),  I just love that darn Glitter I am so glad I have it, I am going to use it a Ton!

 You can't make a card with that stamp set called "Things I Love" with out a lot of Bling!!

Stamp set:
Things I Love
Ink and Paper Colors:
Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate chip, Pretty in Pink
Circle Punches- 1/2, 7/8, 1 in, 1 1/8, 1 1/4
Pretty in Pink ribbon, Rhinestones, Pearls,
Scallop trim border punch, Modern label punch,
big-shot movers and shapers Modern label , Polka Dot
embossing folder.

Thanks for looking
Shirley Pumpkin

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Kimono Kids Card with 411 Sketch

I love this stamp set, but this one is not mine. Deanna came over this weekend and borrowed some of my stamp set so I made her leave this one at my house. lol I love that girl.

 She is so cute!

I used the sketch for Stamping 411. Just click and join in on the fun!
 I just love this little dress and stamping it onto DSP and cutting it out is always cute. Then I added lots of pearls to the dress and her hair.
I had a kind of crazy idea,of hanging the tag with buttons like charms. Turned out real cute.

Stamp Sets:
Kimono Kids 6pc set 2010-2011 Catalog
Tiny Tags 17pc set 2010-2011 Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
Not quite navy, Old olive, White and
Basic grey ink
Old olive ribbon, Playground buttons, Hemp thread,
Pearls, Scallop Trim border punch, Modern label punch,
DSP Maine Blueberry.

Thanks for looking
Shirley Pumpkin

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Girly Weekend with Deanna

What a Fun Weekend!
We spent the day making Lumpia, Caramel Corn, Fudge, Biscotti and lots of cards.  Amber also came over and helped with the Lumpia and the Caramel Corn.
This is the cute Ferry Stamp my Son Calvin found at the Stamp store Rubber Soul last week. He kept checking on her to make sure she made a card with it. Plus she used You're a Gem stamp set and the top note from the big shot.
Homemade Lumpia! OMG it was so good! I use hamburger in mine.
Nature Walk and You're a Gem Stamps , Botanical Gazette DSP and Polka Dots embossing Folder
I made 2 batches of Biscotti. One batch was made with espresso and Silvered Almonds. The other batch with Macadamia nuts. I have that recipe if any one wants it.
Nature Walk Stamp set with Framed Tulips embossing folder.
 The best Mac and Cheese I have ever had, my Husband said the same thing with his first bite. I had tried to make Mac and Cheese a few times, but this time my friend and fellow blogger Holly gave me the recipe. click here for the Pioneer Woman Mac and Cheese.
Nature Walk Stamp set and Botanical Gazette DSP.
Close up of how darn cute the eggs are!! with that ribbon.

 We made 4 batches of Carmel Corn. Most of the with Pecans but we also added chocolate. It is so good I would love to share the recipe but it is Deanna's Grandmas Secret Recipe.. YUM Sorry.

Deanna made the cards, and I made more hand held color charts from my other post.

Thanks for look
Shirley Pumpkin