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August 2007

I got a new stamp set!!!

Woohoo!!  I finally order Priceless, and it came this week!!  It's such a pretty set--with all the swirls and flowers and butterfly!!  Tkfitesokind Here is my first card made with this set!  I used Groovy Guava, Rose Red and Brocade blue.  The "bling" is three rhinestone brads--the square "Ice".  These are so pretty IRL!!

I hope you all enjoy a great Labor Day Weekend!!!



Sketch Challenge SC139--Another Try!!

Last night after dinner, I sat down again at my desk and started playing!!  I came up with another card for this week's sketch challenge!  I like this one much better!!

Tkfitesc1392 I used the Wanted stamp set and the Outlaw Designer paper.  Wasn't sure about this set when I first saw it, but I am really having fun with it!  It's easy to use, and has several different sized stamps, so you can always find what you need!!  The colors used are Really rust and Chocolate Chip.  Again, I used the designer paper to help me choose my colors!!  Makes like so simple!!

Happy Stamping!

Attempt at SC139

Okay, so it's been a busy week--most are, as I'm sure you all know!!  I was really looking forward to today--a FREE day that I could devote to stamping and planning some classes, etc.  Well, it just didn't happen.  My phone has been ringing off the hook!!  My hubbie, mostly!!  He's very excited--he's getting a big screen TV--you know, the whole HD thing!!  Which means, he has to call about a million different things, and then I'm responsible for getting the digital cable hooked up, which leads to phone service through our cable company, which leads to forever on the phone!! :-)  Anyway, back to stamping......I did try to stamp, but just wasn't feeling creative.  I attempted the weekly sketch challenge on SCS, and here it is:

Tkfitesc139 I used the Carte Postale stamp set--an old favorite!  I actually meant to use my new "Priceless" set, but then picked out the Le Jardin designer paper--then I had to use Carte Postale!!  (I'm an "in the box" stamper!! haha!!).  Colors are Soft Sky, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla.

I hope you're all having a great day!  I think I'm going to go shopping now--maybe I'll find some inspiration at the stores!!

Happy Stamping!!

Pay it Forward Challenge

This is such a fun idea!!  I first saw it on Courtney's blog (, and wanted to do it, too!!!

For the first 10 people that want to play and "pay it forward", I will send a a handstamped card, along with some stamped images to use as well.  Just leave your email address in the comment so that I can get in touch with you!!

Remember, you have to "Pay it Forward"--which simply means, you must send a card to someone else!!  So simple, but it really makes a person's day!!


** Please note that you DO NOT have to have a blog to join in! Everyone knows someone who could use a card!**

Simple Fall

Tkfiteseptwkshp Here's a very simple card for the fall!!  I used the Autumn Harvest stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Mini catalog!  I stamped both the leaves and the pumpkin with Basic Black.  Then, using the watercolor crayons, I colored the pumpkin.  I used the aqua painter to blend the crayons.  Then, just tied a ribbon around!!  Quick and easy!!

Happy Stamping!


Tkfiteoutlaw Good evening!!  Here is a card  made using the Wanted stamp set!  It's a lot of fun to play with!!  Once again, I used colors from the Outlaw Designer paper:  Sage Shadow, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip & Creamy Caramel.  The "So Kind" is actually from the Priceless stamp set!  I also used the wide chocolate grosgrain ribbon--LOVE it!!!  It's attached with Sticky Strip, but then I added the large eyelets for a little something!!  What do you think?

Happy Stamping!!


Sorry no stamping today!  Today is Brandon's 10th birthday!!  My baby has entered the double-digits!!  I can't believe it!!  How did I end up with a 10 and 12 year old, and me only 27?!!!  haha!!!!!

I came across this blog today.  This lady is absolutely hilarious!!  Please check it out!  No, it isn't stamping related, but if you need a laugh, she'll provide it!!!  Just click here.

Have a great day, and I'll be back to stamping soon!!!

Finally, another challenge!!

Yes, I have finally participating in another challenge on Splitcoast Stampers!!  It's been awhile, and I've missed doing them!!  But, sometimes life gets in the way!! haha!!

Anyway, here's my take on the Sketch Challenge (SC138):

Tkfitesc138 I used the "Wanted" stamp set--UPS just brought it today!!

Colors used:  Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel & Sage Shadow.

My colors came from the coordinating Designer Paper "outlaw".  I love the paper, and the colors work so well together!!

Happy Stamping!

Thinking of cooler weather!!

Tkfitefall1 It's been a long, hot August here in New Mexico!  And, with all the humidity that comes with the afternoon rains, our swap coolers just don't cut it!!  So, I'm trying to stamp "fall" cards--to try and trick myself into feeling the cool weather of autumn!!  (not working!!!)

This card was made with the Autumn Harvest set (from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog).  Colors used are Old Olive, More Mustard and Ruby Red.  The ribbon is from the "Theater" Ribbon Originals collection.  Very pretty!!

Happy Stamping!!  Think cool thoughts!!

Gift for a friend

I made this gift card holder for the Assistant Principal at our elementary.  She's a wonderful leader, and a very special person.  She is leaving for another school, so we (pta) wanted to give her a going away gift.  We sure will miss her!!

Oliviaclosed I used the Holiday Harmony Designer Paper from the Holiday Mini catalog.  (if you'd like a copy, drop me and email, and I'll get on in the mail to you!!).  The stamp set used is Baroque Motifs (I hardly ever use this stamp-hahahaha!!)  I used Always Artichoke and Purely Pomegranate classic inks.  The Rhinestone in the center of the medallion is one of our new Rhinestone brads in green.  It's hard to see in the picture, but it adds just the right amount of "bling"!!

OliviaopenHere is is opened.

Hope she likes it!!

Happy Stamping!