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March 2007

Guess what I got today??????

My new license plate!! I have never had a personalized license plate before and this year I thought...what the heck!! Are you wondering what I chose for my new plate? Well hello, what is my favorite thing to do? STAMP, of course! And my email address?????? See where I am going with this?

Check it out:


Yeah baby, yeah!!! The Rollerskate (my nickname for my Rav4) is sporting some new, totally cool, plates!! Woohoo!! How HOT is THAT??? YIPPEEEEEEE!! That's me!! Stampgirl!! LOLOLOLOL

Can you tell I am a little excited? Whoop, whoop!!

Starbucks Anyone?

I was messing around yesterday, passing some time stamping, when I was inspired to make this card:


Now don't laugh! I know I have a problem but I was REALLY INSPIRED!! LOL

The Starbucks Coffee emblem was inspired by the little hot bands that they give you with your coffee cup so that you don't burn your hands. AND the background of the card was inspired by the little bags that they were putting your treats in prior to Christmas. I wish I still had one of those bag so that you could where my idea came from. I could have sworn I saved one!! URGH! I bet you my Hubby threw it away thinking it was garbage. What does he know anyway??? LOLOL

Anywho, I hope you enjoy my card as much as I did making it!

Until tomorrow... Ü

So many good things...

Sitting here, drinking my Sunday morning coffee thinking about all the good things...

Like my Hubby giving me a hug this morning and telling me he loves me...

Seeing Hubby sneaking our baby, Bailey (she is our dog, we have no kids...yet), for a morning ride in my car to get gas this morning...


Isn't she the cutest? She is our youngest of the three...

Seeing my first rose bloom on my new rose bushes out back... since there were three other blooms I had to cut two to take inside an is one of them...


Having the doors wide open enjoying the cool temperatures in Arizona right now...

The smell of the orange blossoms...

Killing my first scorpion of the year this morning and taking great pleasure in it... I know, sounds a little demented but you come here and live and then tell me how it feels knowing there is one less out your back door... LOL

Knowing that tonight I will be sitting in the US Airways Center watching Josh Groban in concert...nice...

Having a roof over my head and a full time job...some people aren't as lucky...

Feeling like the luckiest girl in the world having a wonderful husband who loves me and a family that is out of this world...

Sitting here, thinking... and smiling...

it's going to be a good day today...

Just for Julee!!

Okay Julee, I finally did it! I played with my new Cat's Pajama stamps!! Ahhh...feeling so much better now! LOL

I just want you all to know that this image of Poochie is my FAVORITE!! Something about him holding that sweet flower... sooo CUTE! I can just see him surrounded by those awesome flowers in the Big Blooms set! Another idea is brewing... nice! But that will have to wait til tomorrow. Ü

For now.... taaaaa...daaaaa.....


Stamps: Cat's Pajamas & Skinny Oval from Amuse

Cardstock: Blush BG, Cameo Coral, Vanilla & Chocolate Chip

Inks: Timber Brown Staz - On (my new favorite ink pad), Cool Caribbean, Ruby Red, More Mustard & Blush Blossom

Misc: CTMH Ribbon and, of course, Sakura Glitter Pen

So what do you think? Is he too cute for words or what?? LOVE YOU POOCHIE!! Kiss, kiss, from the Mama!! LOLOLOL

Early this evening I had an AHA! moment... while gazing at my February Cards Magazine I noticed that people are using all these cute little felt flowers on their cards. I am constantly amazed at what people come up with in this industry and also what we as consumers pay for all this "stuff." I started thinking about all the felt I have in my Christmas craft stash and then I started thinking about my Big Shot, Quickutz & Sizzix Sidekick and all those cute little dies I have... see where I am going with this? LOL

Yeppers, made me some cute little felt flowers... check it out....


Sometime this weekend I will be slapping these babies on a card and thinking how cool it is that I saved myself all that $$$$ by making my own felt flowers!! Take that stamping industry!! LOLOLOL

Obviously I am delirious this evening... I think I better hit the sack before I say something totally off the wall and leave you all wondering what drug I am on. LOL You guys have a SUPER evening and I will see ya tomorrow.

Night Peeps...

New Stamps!!

Look what came in the mail today:


My new stamps from PAPERTREYink!! YEAH!! And look, they sent this little note with them thanking me for my business. So, so, CLASSY!! I am really impressed. So much so that I may just have to purchase more of their stamps! Ü WOOHOO!! Can't wait til the new set is released on April 1st! You can bet I will be checking them out! Ü

What about YOU? Have you purchased any of their stamps? If not, you better get some!! Ü Okay, off to drool over my new stamp. I can't decide if I should play with these tonight or my new Cat's Pajama stamps or my new Memory Box stamps...mmmhmmmm... so many decisions. I do love tax refunds!! LOLOLOL

Little Bunny FooFoo...

So I just acquired THE cutest bunny EVER from Anna Wight's Sassy & Sweet Crafts shop. She has all these GREAT Memory Box stamps, I had to buy a few penguins, okay, more than just a few, but I will get to those later this week. Ü

Last night I dreamt about this card:


What do you think? Should I have kept dreaming about it? Or does it look okay?

Stamps: All Memory Box except for Easter Wishes which is from SU! Bunny Hugs

Cardstock: Gable Green, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Au Chocolat Designer Paper

Inks: Gable Green, Green Galore, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip

Misc: Mini Pom Pom, Giga Circle Scallop Punch & Misc Brad

Enjoy!! Ü

Ahhh, now THAT is what I am talking about!

There are certain things in life that just make you go ahhhhhhhhh.... as you know, one of those things for me is COFFEE!! I so look forward to my morning latte every day. We have a great little Starbucks espresso machine and all the accessories to go with. It makes my morning coffee ritual a very satisfying experience!! LOL That almost sounds sexual... goodness, I better rethink that. Ü

This is what every morning brings the Baker household...


It's a beautiful thing, isn't it? Well, for me it is. Ahhh........

Still under construction...

I am still working the kinks out on the ole blog. If I could just get my banner image centered I would be a MUCH happier person. Anyone have a clue how to do this? Any help you could give would be GREATLY appreciated!!

So what all is everyone up to tonight? I am actually feeling a little tired. I have been up since 3:30am this morning... YAWN!! Work is backing up so they are calling people in for OT. The paychecks are nice when OT is involved but it sure makes for one cranky Karrie!! LOLOL And then to spend the last THREE hours working on this friggin' blog? SHEESH!! The only good thing today???? My NEW Cat's Pajamas stamps! YEAH BABY!! YEAH!!

Okay, so I have one card left from this past Sundays stamping extravaganza...want to see it? Sure you do, what better thing do you possibly have to do than to look at my artwork??? LOL See... I told you I was tired.... Ü


Stamps: Such A Tweet

Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla

Inks: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip

Misc: Sakura Glitter Pen, SU! Flirty Ribbon and Misc Ribbon (this is where I got the color combo from!!)

Anywho, hope you enjoy this fun & funky card! As for me? I am off to get a little shut eye... BIG YAWN!!! Ü

We have a WINNER!!

Janet is our lucky winner tonight!! YEAH!! Check out her post:

Wow--How nice of you to offer this blog candy! Thanks.

Your site is one of my favs--however another I go to is Nancy's Creative Mess and Quiltnut's. I love both of those.



Thanks, Janet

Thank you all for posting & playing!! I enjoyed EVERY blog you posted. Yes, I really did visit EVERY SINGLE BLOG! I think I may have a problem, but from the sounds of it, you all do too!! I am so glad I am not alone!! LOLOL

Now, for those of you who did not win this time, don't worry, there WILL be a next time! In fact, I am planning on more "candy" in the next couple of weeks so be sure to check back often! Thanks again for playing!

Night Peeps!

Here fishy, fishy...

Finally played with the Very Punny set. I honestly think the little fishy is the cutest stamp out of the lot. Okay, so the little piggy is right up there!! LOL

This is what I came up with:


My card is not crooked, it's just me taking the picture!! LOL

Stamps: Very Punny

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Cool Caribbean, Real Red

Inks: Cool Caribbean, Real Red, Certainly Celery

Misc: Giga Circle Scallop Punch, Metal Rimmed Tag and Misc Ribbon

I am off to watch Survivor and will be back to draw the winner for the blog candy...WOOHOO!! Ü