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February 2009

Happy Belated Birthday Mom!!!

No, I was not late in wishing my Mom a Happy Birthday but her card AND her present are going to be late. That is just how I roll. My family knows it and expects it.
They still love me, THANK GOODNESS!! Yesssmileyf

Here is a party card I made this past week...


How about those la-la-lucious colors? Yummy! And Billy the ballon guy? SO FUN!!! If I was the girl, I would be smitten! But wait a second, it wouldn't be party without a party banner, right? RIGHT! (pssst...that is one of my FAVE stamps from OBP...just thought you would like to know that)

Anywho, I need to be on my dirty house is calling, laundry is screaming to be washed, family needs to be entertained and there are errands that need to be run. Hope you all have a FANTASTIC day today!

card deets:
stamps: All from Odd Bird Planet
paper: Basic Grey, Blush Blossom, Cryogen White
inks: Black Versafine, Waterbrush & Re-inkers
misc: Brads

Today is the day...

Time to get your new stamps over at The Cat's Pajamas!! YEAH!!

Here's another little piece of eye candy for you...


Love this card, so sweet...mmmm

So, uh, I am outta here. I am packing up the family & heading over to Dana's for a day of stamping. WOOT! WOOT!! Can I just tell you what a GREAT friend I have in Dana? How many of YOUR friends let you come over, bring your Sis & her three kids and let you invade their home? Mine does. She is the BEST!

On that note, see ya!

Chihuly Exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden

In my last post I mentioned how we checked out the Chihuly Exhibit at DBG in the afternoon, here are some of the highlights from the day (be prepared, this is a LONG post)...


 I love these blues...


Who wouldn't want a glass ball like this in their backyard?


What about some various reds/oranges?


I complain about the heat & the scorpians here in AZ all the time but the cacti & succulents here are AMAZING...




This was the most BEAUTIFUL piece...and not just because I am partial to the blue...



One of my most favorite people in the ENTIRE world...


Do you think these could pass for alien fingers??? heehee


Ummm, all I am going to say is that I had VERY dirty thoughts about these...things that make you go hmmm....LOL


This is actually one of the first pieces that you see when you walk into the garden...


This is one of my FAVORITE pictures from the entire day...I may have to print & mat this one...


This blue ball was INCREDIBLE...


This is another one of my favorite pictures....sigh....


I know this was a LONNNNNNGGGGGG post but these are just a small sample of all the beautiful things to see at the AZ Desert Botanical Garden. It you get a chance, make sure you stop and visit the garden, you'll be glad you did. Seriously! :)

See you Peeps tomorrow!

Just one more day...

til the NEW release from The Cat's Pajamas!! Are you excited? Do you want some new stamps? How about THREE new sets? Oh mama! Is this heaven or what? Stamp Heaven that is...heehee

So are you ready for another sneak peek? This card is made using the NEW Hearts & Flowers set...


Won't you be my LOVE monkey?? LOL This little guy is sooo CUTE! You know you want him. Nah, you know you NEED him! heehee

Alright, I am off to do some errands. Tonights agenda is the Chihuly Exhibit at the Desert Botanical Gardens. We went the other afternoon and it was INCREDIBLE! I can't wait to see what it will look like tonight all lit up! I am sure it will be breath-taking!

Anywho, I am off like a prom dress...

Peace in the pasture Peeps!
card deets:
stamps: All from The Cat's Pajamas
paper: Glitter Stack from DCWV, Rose Red, Creamy Carmel, Cryogen White
inks: Black Versafine, Copic Markers
misc: Corner Rounder, Brads

I have a couple of TCP sneak peeks for you today...

are you ready for them? These cards were made using the NEW Spring Fling set that is being released THIS Friday over at The Cat's Pajamas.

If you love Alma's penguins, you are going to love this set!!

Check it out...


and how about this one....


Do you see the clouds in the second card? I made these using a home made cloud stencil. I lost my store bought one so I had to make my own. I have to say, I like it a lot better than the store bought one! LOL

Anywho, I hope you are enjoying all the sneak peeks this week. I will have a couple more for you between now & Friday. YEAH!!

Peace in the pasture Peeps!
Easter Greeting deets:
stamps: All from The Cat's Pajamas
papers: Crate Paper, Marigold, Wild Wasabi & Cryogen White
inks: Black Versafine, Copice Markers
misc: Scallop Border Punch, Ribbon

Happy Spring deets:
stamps: All from The Cat's Pajamas
papers: Orange, Bashful Blue & Cryogen White
inks: Black Versafine, Copic Markers
misc: Ribbon

Sweet baby Bailey...

She is our youngest girl. She is sweeter than sweet can be BUT she is needy. VERY needy. As in, she needs us to give her ALL of our attention. She doesn't care that we have two other dogs. As far as she is concerned they really don't exist. LOL

Aside from wanting all of our attention, there is one thing that she absolutely LOVES to do. Play ball.

This is a picture of her waiting for the ball to be thrown in the pool...


She is so intense, don't you think? Waiting, waiting, WAITING!!! LOL

And this picture? MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!


She rocks my world. What can I say? Biggrin

Alright, off to my next post. See you in a minute!

TCP Tuesday! - Sketch Challenge

Yeah for Tuesdays!! Did you think I would miss out on this weeks sketch challenge? NO WAY!!! Carole is filling in for Leigh this week cause she (Leigh) was feelin' a little under the weather (guess this bug is making the rounds, eh?). Anywho, Carole rocked the sketch first time out the gate, check it out:

Sc02182631 I flipped the sketch to fit my card, this is what I came up with...


How about that YUMMY paper? I picked it up today at Joann's for 40% off. It's by DCWV Citrus Stack. Oh glittery goodness!! And, uh, did you notice that this is one of the stamps from the NEW Cat's Pajamas set, "Beans, Bunnies & Peeps...OH MY!!" that is coming out this FRIDAY??? How friggin' cute is that? I know, I totally know what you mean...UBER CUTE!

Anywho, here are the deets for the challenge this week:

1. Each a week one of the The Cat’s Pajamas DT Members will host a challenge.
2. The challenges will vary {stamp, color, theme/inspiration, sketch, etc.}
3. You will have until {this} Saturday night to complete the challenge.
4. Link your project on this week’s hostess’ challenge announcement. This week you will link your project on Carole's BLOG
5. TCP stamps are not required, but of course, highly encouraged. {Unless it is a challenge calling for a specific stamp}
6. There will be one winner each month. They will be deemed that month’s Swankiest Stamper and get $25 in Cat’s Cash {money to spend on the TCP site!}.
7. When uploading to SCS, please use the keyword TCPTUES47 for this challenge.
8. Alma will post the entries from the week the following Monday on her blog.
9. The newly crowned Swanky Stamper will be announced on the First of the Month and have his/her winning entry posted on The Cat’s Pajamas website where he/she will reign for the entire month.

Alrighty then Peeps, get busy & get those cards posted! I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Have FUN!!
card deets:
stamps: All from The Cat's Pajamas
paper: DCWV Citrus Stack, Cryogen White & Kiwi Kiss
inks: Black Versafine, Waterbrush & Re-inkers
misc: Ribbon, Nestoes, Tag Punch & Brad

Happy Monday!!

Today is my first day of vacation with my family, YEAH!!! I am soooo EXCITED to be at home, away from work right now. And to have my family here on top of it? Makes me TWICE as excited!!

I just wish my Sis wasn't feeling so poopy. She's been feeling a little under the weather since she arrived so we are trying to keep it low key in order for her to re-coup. It's probably driving her crazy not running around doing stuff but I think it is for the best. I may have to force her to take a nap today...LOL

On the agenda today...if she feels up to it...The Desert Botanical Gardens, laundry and relaxing. And me? Well, I am hoping to get some stamping squeezed in. I finally got all of my unmounted rubber from the Odd Bird Planet Chinese New Year sale mounted (I am embarrassed to say how much I purchased...) on thin ez-mount and have filed it away in my binder. I am pretty to close to starting a second binder. YIKES!!! How did that happen? LOL Perhaps I should start practicing self-control? Nah. What fun would that be? Biggrin

Oh my, look at me, I am just rambling on and on and on... LOL Maybe you would like to see a card or something? Crikey, let me get that for you....


I am really loving KRAFT paper right now. I keep wanting to incorporate it into my cards somehow. Why is this? Why do we go through these strange phases? It baffles me. What about you? Are you going through a phase right now with your card making? If so, tell me about it. I want to know what it is. Do share! LOL

Alright, I am off to jump in the shower and then start a load of laundry. Shoot, scratch that...since my house is full of sleeping peeps right now I may just grab a cup of coffee and go sit outside and enjoy the quiet. Ahhhh...if only my Sis were awake to enjoy it with me...

Have a happy!!
card deets:
stamps: All from Odd Bird Planet
paper: Rose Romance, Kraft, Cream
inks: Black Versafine & Markers
misc: Ribbon, Brad & Prima Flower

Sweet as can be...

This card is tiny, little bigger than ATC size but says it all. And the colors? Eye pleasing if I do say so myself. heehee


Is that spring-y or what? Makes me smile. Biggrin
Fun with the family continues...tonights agenda? PBR Bull Riding!! Yippe YAHOO!!! Mechbullsmiley Wrangler butts drive me NUTS!!!

Hope you all have a fun filled Sunday! I know we will!

Toodles Peeps!

card deets:
stamps: All from Odd Bird Planet
paper: Gable Green, Cryogen White
inks: Black Versafine, Gable Green, Green Galore, YoYo Yellow
misc: Nesties

I love this card...

It's so different from anything I have ever made. I think it's the black & kraft that are really doing it for me. What do you think?


Yep, definitely lovin' this card. YEAH!! Hope you like it too!

OH! Before I go, did I tell you that my Sis and her kids are in town for the next couple of weeks? So excited about that! Fun times are sure to be had by all. heehee

Although, the kids may think differently because we just informed them this morning that they all have chores to do while they are here. I explained that there would be a financial bonus at the end of their stay but they still didn't look thrilled. I don't know why....LOL

Anywho, hope you all have a FAB Saturday! I am sure I will see you tomorrow!


card deets:
stamps: All from Odd Bird Planet
paper: Kraft, White & Black
inks: Black Versafine
misc: White gel pen, prima flower & brad