Sunday, August 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Lydia!!

Today is Lydia's birthday (AKA Understandblue)! In my usual fashion, her birfday card will be late (remember I put the PRO in procrastination)! But I wanted to acknowledge her today so here's a peek at her card! Haha
It's ok because even if I had mailed it on time, she probably wouldn't have checked her mailbox until next week anyway. Bwahahaaa!!
I used the Dolled Up Birthday card kit (offered last year from Stampin Up!)--but embossed the papers (dots on the dress form and scripted on Very Vanilla rectangle). Then I stamped a different sentiment (from a retired set) in Soft Suede ink, and splattered ink from a Real Red marker.

Anywho--here's to Lydia! Happy birthday my friend!! I'll eat some bacon and have some migas in your honor today!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

I carved a stamp!!!

Stampin' Up's Undefined stamp carving kit (comes with 4 wood blocks, rubber, foam layer, 2 carving tools) has been sitting on my shelf, shrink wrapped, for MONTHS and I finally got up the courage to try and carve a stamp. I probably should have chosen a design with so much detail....but it was easier than I expected and also rewarding because I totally SQUEEE'd when I stamped the image on the wood block in Staz-On ink!
Want a stamp that SU doesn't carry...? MAKE IT!! :) so much fun! Ordering the refill kit!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Why HELLLLLooooooo there, stranger!!!

I was quite horrified when I saw that it has been EXACTLY one year since I've posted on this blog!! HOLY CRAP! lol

Last year was a rough dad was diagnosed with Stage III lung cancer (Thank GOD he is doing well right now!)....I changed jobs and went back to night shift nursing in the NICU. God Bless it I love those babies...but my bod cannot work the mother truckin' night shift. But now....NOW thank GOD I've got a regular day schedule, life is good.
I held my monthly stamp class in June and it was FABULOUS to get back together with my friends and make some cards! So I have a lot to post! :D

But mostly.....look at the blinkie to the right of your see it? Understand Blue's UNWIND retreat that will be held before Stampin' Up's convention next Wednesday, July 16th! If you're going to be in Salt Lake City and want to learn some FUN crafty stuff, then sign up today! Space is limited!!!


Monday, July 15, 2013


I'm in Salt Lake City this week for Stampin' Up's annual convention! This year is their 25th it's a four day long party beginning Wednesday!!! Yay!!!
Here is my swap--which I started yesterday and my stamps friends all helped me finish them today. We are touring the Stampin' Up manufacturing plant excited!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Obi-Wan for me!

Hellllooooooo there!!!
Yes, I'm alive & well....I changed jobs earlier this year (I work nights in the NICU now!) and just now getting my bearings again!!
I've got several events I need to stamp cards for....but TODAY, May 13th is my wedding anniversary, so I really had to make a Star Wars themed card for hubby.
I wish I could remember where I got this idea of the R2-D2 card so I could I give credit...because this is a total CASE! But ERMAGERSHHHHHH how cute is he!!! And that phrase!! I used Stampin' Up's new all clear photo polymer stamp set Designer Typeset for the sentiment. I used SU's Clear Mount Perfectly Placed Guides to help line up my letters.

So...Happy Anniversary honey!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Stampin' Up Regional!!!

Lydia & I are here in Dallas making some gorgeous stuff & watching demos make some amazing projects!! Squeeee!!!!!
Here's one of the cards we made and I'll be sharing the amazing notebook cover we made as well!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Love a Challenge!!

It's only taken me a month...but I finally stamped a card for the Stamping Challenges blog!

It's a sketch challenge...
And here is my card:

Stamps: Secret Garden, Four Frames, Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Crumb Cake cardstock, Vanilla Naturals cardstock, dictionary page, Love tickets from Embellishment Artisan Kit
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Rose Red seam binding ribbon, Shimmer Smooch Spritz, white gel pen, ribbon rosette
Thanks for stopping by! My first stamp class of 2013 will be in February! I'll post details on my blog and Stampin' Up website soon!
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