Friday, October 22, 2010

Guess that Costume Contest!!

I haven't been stamping much of late. It was a busy summer for me and my family and I've been busy with a new obsession....knitting! We are in the middle of adopting a little boy, who turned 6 in the summer. That gives us 5 boys in all, though one is nearly 20 years old. Watch for photos of my knitting projects I've been working on. I'm also working on a couple of fun stamping goodies as well.

Now, to my contest....

In the above photo you see the complete ingredients for my Halloween costume. My hubby and I are attending a Halloween party tonight. I wanted something simple, and I have a quirky, "punny" mind. My costume will consist of everyday clothing, and the above two items: a tiara, and a Hawaiian lei. Can you guess what I am going as?

The first person to e-mail me with the correct guess will receive a nice goodie box from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts. Up to 5 runner's up will receive 500 free brads in my choice of colors. Get your thinking caps on and send your guesses to

Good luck!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

An Anniversary Card and a Dollar Spot Box!

I've been a bit neglectful of my stamping in the past month or so. It's been a busy month around here. To see what I've been up to, see my other blog here.

I found these gift boxes at the Target Dollar Spot a few years ago. They had this one, a hot pink flowered one, and a lime green & black cheetah print one. They all have a stack of paper inside the boxes. The boxes measure about 4" x 4" x 1.5".

  • Paper: Stampin' Up! Lovely Lilac and Whisper white
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Lovely Lilac, Versamark
  • Stamps: Aspiration (CTMH)
  • Accessories: Embossing Powder, 3/8" Grosgrain in Lavender ($.20/yd.)
My hubby has been on a business trip to Israel for nearly 2 weeks. He will finally be coming home on Sunday, just two days before our 20th anniversary. Israel is our second home. We lived there from 2003-2006 and grew to love the foods, the culture, the people, and the land. I've been pretty jealous of his adventure, even though he is working; this is especially true because I've been holding down the fort at home with our 4 sons, the dog, and a couple of cats. I hope I get some chocolate out of this deal; they have the best chocolate over there!! I made this anniversary card for my sweetie....hopefully he's too busy to take a peek at my blog this week. I know it's pink and he's a guy, but pink is my thing, so he doesn't mind.

To make the swirly piece of cardstock, I used a piece of the textured Coredinations cardstock, ran it through the Cuttlebug, then sanded the raised portion of the piece. The heart is stamped with Versamark and embossed in black, then cut out and mounted on a piece of black cardstock, then cut out again.
  • Paper: Stampin' Up! Pretty in Pink & Basic Black; Papertrey White (card base), Coredinations
  • Stamps: Soul Mates (CTMH)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug, Sanding Block, Black Embossing Powder, 5/8" Striped Organdy in Black ($.10/yd.), Black Licorice Oregon Raindrops ($1/jar)