Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Well it is about time - May has finally arrived and are we ever happy. It is vacation time for us. We are going to have reunions with our families, a welcome home for a marine grandson, a wedding, and 4 graduations to attend. I think this is called "party time"....LOL I'm taking some of my crafting stuff along (if I could take my whole room I would), the immediate crafting stuff will be up front with me so I can color &/or cut out things as my dh is driving along the interstates. We have the car just about packed to the hilt, and we still have our little doggies stuff to "squeeze" in there too. Sometimes we consider buying a "van" to haul all of our "prized possessions" but that just means there would be more "stuff" to pack and unpack. With all of that said and done, I'm now going to wish one and all a very fun filled and creative time of your own. See you on the trailways..........

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Took Some Time Out

I did manage to get some studio time tonight and made these cards. You can't really read the words on the "graduation" card, but it says in gold embossed letters "Congratulations". Saw this as a take off or "casing" of another card that was made with toile paper, with ribbons and flowers. The other card is a birthday card made by using stamps from I Brake From Stamps and stamping with versa mark onto a magazine cover that featured tiny purple etc. flowers, and embossing it with silver embossing powder. I don't remember the name of the papers I used - sorry. On the inside I stamped in a matching darker purple ink, "May your birthday be fille with Many blessings." The stamp is from Stampabilities GR1086. Now that I'm relaxed, I'm off to slumberland. Leave a comment if you care to, and have a creative rest of the week.

I Learned Something

I was visiting Split Coast Stampers and the question was asked about ink pads/inks and the difference between them as this person like so many of us buy these and then forget how they are to be used. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=344812 Well I went to the following site http://www.articusstudiodesign.com/id187.html and low and behold I learned something about inks that I either didn't know, or had forgotten about. I think this person covered every ink that was ever made by November of 2007 and still sold. Wow I sure was impressed and here this person was "apologizing" for not alphabetizing them - geesh - I was just glad to see these inks written up this way. I hoping that if you read this and know of more inks/ink pads, that you will be kind enough to add to it and to explain how they work with the different papers like this site did. Should you have any questions you can always e-mail me at huffpede@yahoo.com. Of course you could always join my yahoo group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/inkyfunstampers/ to join in on our discussion of art supplies. As usual please leave a comment, and enjoy being creative.

Monday, May 5, 2008

What a weekend - NOT!!!

I was all set to really get things accomplished and on Saturday I did. Come Sunday this was a "fatal" day for me. I decided to ask my dh to go with me to check out our nearest nursery for some flowers, plants whatever, so far so good. We "head" out to the garage and I was going to drive. I went around to the back of the car, and as I was about to round the corner of the car low and behold I blacked out, and down I went. I now have a "purple" head, which of course is covered up by my hair thank goodness, but my oh my am I ever achy today. I sometimes think that when this happens. and it has happened before my falling like this, that I may be having mini strokes. When I get to my daughters house I will have this checked out. Right now I'm a bit busy trying to get our garage sale items marked, cards made and mailed, packing for our trip and you name it. Oh, well there is always tomorrow, and I do hope that tomorrow holds a less sore body and head. Take care, leave me a comment (good or bad), and have a creative week.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

A Challenge For Me

This morning I discovered a challenge on the HIT (Hearts in Touch) group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HeartsInTouchRubberStamps/ that they had a challenge. It looked simple enough, except when I started to do it I got a brain block. I kept looking at the colors that were used and didn't want to use those colors as that would be a duplication, so I kept running into this block of colors. What to do? Then I remembered that I know someone has an anniversary coming up so I thought I would try to do it all in just black and white. Again, simple right? Wrong. I didn't have a ribbon to go with it - now what? So an hour later I finally found this "heart" ribbon and viola' I had my card. I've also been cutting up some of the backgrounds and making them into cards too. I won't bore you with them here, I just wanted to let you enjoy my endeavor of today.
We will be having a huge garage sale this coming weekend, so we are in the process of marking our "treasures". Wish us luck for selling everything. Enjoy. Leave a comment if you care as I need to learn more. Have a creative weekend.