Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
A special card from Carolina with the sweetest and most encouraging message inside!!!! This sentiment means so much to me and is such a boost to my self-esteem!!! Thanks so much my friend!!!! You know just what to say!!!!!
A cowgirl delight from Donna with some of the cutest Doodlefactory images!!! I've been wanting to try some after seeing Donna's incredible creations with these little guys!!!! Thanks Donna.....I just know I'll be adding some of these to my collection soon!!!!!
A colorful and awesome surprise from Melanie!!! I felt so spoiled and on top of Cloud 9!!!! Thanks Melanie for this awesome card and special gift!!! She made my day....week.....month.....heck ya......whole YEAR with my very own "Sneak Peek"!!!!!!
A wonderful and adorable and purrrfect thank you card from Jessie!!!! You sure know how to say thank you!!! And with the fantastic LAYERS that I love!!! I've learned so much from her!!!
And here are some fun and coooooool awards!!!! It's so difficult to choose, so the last few times I dedicated the award to everyone.......this time I have to choose with a couple of these......but please know how much I LOVE y'all!!!!!! :)
I got this adorable and fun award from one of my BFF Donna!!!! This amazingly talented and giving woman is a Guest Designer for Paper Pretties (where I'm now a Stamp Of The Month member!!!) and a Design Team Member for Doodlefactory by Starvingartistamps!!!! If we lived closer I'd hang out with her so often she'd get sick of me!!!! LOL Luv Ya Girl!!!!
The rules of this award are:
1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.It is a way of saying thank you to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day. I am going to pass this award on to:
Carolina - She reached out to me as I was just getting the hang of blogging.....and stamping!!! LOL She's an amazingly gifted crafter, who's specialty is in altered items!! Seriously.....the most gorgeous gifts and techniques can she come up with!!! She knows just when a little pep talk and hug are needed!!! Thanks Carolina!!!!
Melanie - What a brilliant artist!!! I know you ALL know how much I **adore** her stamps she designs for Gina K........didja see my "Tee" button on the sidebar??? Go to her blog and e-mail her and you can have one too!!! I'm so thrilled to call her a friend and wish I could just take a peek inside her brain!!! LOL You ROCK Melanie!!!
Linsey - Have you SEEN this girl's blog???? She's currently a Guest Designer with Gina K., a Design Team Member of Clear Artistic Stamps, and a past Guest Designer for Unity Stamps!!! Way to inspire me to keep on growing and learning and creating!!!! And she gives me a cyber "hug" often!!! Thanks GF!!!!!
Jessie - A Designer with Paper Pretties with a love for layering (which I totally am into!!!!) and bling......ummmm.....yeah......love that too!!! LOL A devoted crafter who always makes time to RAK away and bring smiles to so many of us!!!!
And an extra one just 'cuz I can!!!!!! One of my BFF IRL life (don'tcha love all the abbr.???LOL) AWESOME Kerianne!!!! We have THE best times when we hang out together!!! She always makes me laugh and doesn't make me feel older than her!!! ;) Hope to see you soon!!!!
And now a new commenter/friend to my blog: Catherine of Inksomnia - her sunshiney and upbeat comments as well as her fabulous blog full of fantastic creations is one of many new friends I've made!!! And how can I not relate to someone with that blog name??!!! How many nights do I stamp away my insomnia??!!! LOL
I truly consider you all friends!!! You're stuck with me now!!!! LOL
I got this artsy award from Fe-Fe!!! She's an amazing crafter and an awesome and courageous mother who shares so openly about how they're family goes through their ups and downs with her son's autism!!!
1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blog site (http://www.tammyvitale.com//) so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.
The Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.
I got this artistic award from Chrissy..........you are so sweet.........you know this goes right back to you to my dear!!!!
And honestly............to ALL of you who keep coming back to visit me!!! I just am so amazed that this fun hobby of stamping that I started 18 months ago has turned into a LOVE, and addiction and possibly even a way to earn my own stamp spending money!!!! Hubby would love that!!! LOL Thank you all for making blogging and stamping and visiting so heartwarming and enjoyable!!!!!
~ Have A Creative Day! ~
Monday, July 28, 2008
A Color/Inspiration Challenge:
A Sketch Card:
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Cody.org picked from the Pink Helmet and it is...........................
Oh e-mail me, pm me, but contact me so we can PARTY tonite with Gina K. on Splitcoast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you sooooooooooooo much to every single one of you who entered!!!!!!! You all are amazing and make blogging so much fun!!!! Stay tuned as I will definitely and absolutely have more Gina K. blog candy give-aways!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'LL BE POSTING THE BLOG CANDY WINNER AROUND NOON TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~ Have A Creative Day! ~
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
|You Are a Strawberry|
You are popular, but there's nothing you ordinary or average about you.
You a very interesting person, and you have many facets to your personality.
Sometimes you feel very conflicted. Your different sides of your personality pull at you.
You are a very sensual and passionate person. You are fiery... you can't help it.
In general, you keep your passionate side under wraps. You are only wild in private.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Okeedokee..............here are some cards I made this weekend.........even with lots of fun and family and activities.......I still HAD to stamp!!!! LOL One of my sis-in-laws is a stamper too and recently started really adding to her SCS Gallery and playing in challenges. Her SCS name is Physha. if you want to stop in and visit her soon-to-be-filled gallery!!! I have THE most wonderful in-laws EVAH!!!!!
These little ATCs are for a House Mouse ATC Holiday Swap. How can you resist these little cutie pies??? And House Mouse just released bunches of new and, of course, ADORABLE stamps!!!! My friend Christi, aka RazorbackFan, sent me this little cutie and he is soooo perfect for ATC size!!! And couldn't resist some glitter and stickles for a truly festive look!!!
Now..........I've been inking up Melanie's Cuddles & Hugs. I hadn't made something with the cute lil snakes yet, and as I was looking thru my new Basic Grey packs I got on sale at HL............I LOVE Basic Grey!!!! Well.........I thought..........ohhhhhhhh a cute Christmas card with these little snakessssssss!!!! LOL While my family doesn't celebrate Christmas, I love to create and love the festive fun and holiday foods and scents!!! So.....what do you think of a Snake-y Greeting??? LOL I printed the sentiment out on the computer and just made sure it was "punch-sized". And these snowflake embellies were the perfect color to match!! Had to a bit of glitzing up too.......but next time I think I'll leave the faces alone........they don't look as cute with the glitter pen. I used the Paper Tole technique for the snakes. It's really wonderful since the images look better and you don't have to cut out tiny little pieces as the stamped image underneath takes care of that!!!
Oh and I just found out one of my fellow VSN hostesses has a cuuuuute blog and is doing a fun blog candy in celebration of 10,000 hits too!!!! Go check out Michelle at The Crafty Cat.
I'll be stamping tomorrow and have some super fun new things!!!!! :)
~ Have A Creative Day! ~
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
My blog went over 10,000 hits!!!!!!!!! WHOA!!!!!!! (like my 80's song reference? Come on, I'm not the only one who was a teenager in the 80's.......admit it!!!! LOL) When I first posted in September of last year, little did I know just how many AMAZING and TALENTED and LOVING friends I'd make..............both in getting to know friends I had a bit better thru blogging, and making brand new friends-for-life!!!!!!! THANK YOU ALL soooooooooooooo much!!!!! You truly are a blessing to me and bring such richness and creativity into my life!!!!!!!!
Now.........I simply MUST have some yummy candy to celebrate such an auspicious occasion!!!!! Let me see.............hmmmmmm............what is it that y'all want????????? Well, DUH.........stampin' shhhhtuffff!!!!!! LOL Sooooo........you all know what a Gina K. nut I am..........(okay, I'm a regular nut too!! LOL).............well, a Release Party is coming up on July 24th for Gina K!!!! You know that means a TREMENDOUSLY fun release party on Splitcoast Stampers in the Gina K. forum!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know Melanie has a new set coming out........she'll start sneak peeks on her blog soon!!!! ;)
Oh????????? What's the candy you ask?????????? LOL....................a $30 shopping spree at Gina K. after the release!!!! Why after the release??? Well, you may have your eye on some current goodies there............but who knows what's on the horizon, eh???? I will have a random drawing courtesy of Cody.org out of my infamous pink helmet!!!!!! The drawing will be on July 23 at noonish, so you can partay away on the 24th..................you KNOW I'll be there!!! And then you can just pm or e-mail me with your $30 order and I'll arrange shipping and pay for that!! K???? All you have to do to enter is just leave a comment on this post!!! :)
Allrighty then.................I have a FANtastic and FUN award I've been blessed with by several friends!! Sarah, Suzanne, Susan awarded me this Brilliante Award!!! Thankyou, thankyou soooooo much!!! What a cool award!!! And it goes right backatcha!!!! ;) You are such wonderful friends!!! Honestly...............there's no way I can pick out blogs on a night when I'm sooooooo incredibly thankful to all of you for sharing in my blog and leaving me such encouraging comments and totally boosting my self-confidence!!!! So this award goes out to EVERY single one of you!!!!! Please consider yourselves awarded for being the creative and sharing women you are!!!!
Lastly.................boy did I get long-winded or what???!!! LOL Here are a couple of quick SCS challenge cards.........I sooooooo love challenges!!!! One is for the Featured Stamper challenge and one is for the Color Challenge. Enjoy!!
I've got an extra teenager for a week as DD's friend (and really, she's more like my second daughter!!!!) is visiting us.........and then 2 of my fabulous sisters-in-law and a niece or two for the weekend!!! What a HUGE amount of fun and visiting and stamping and eating and playing we're gonna have!!!! I hope all of you have a fun summer weekend too!!!!
~ Have A Creative Day! ~
Sunday, July 13, 2008
And then for the SCS Inspiration Challenge............it was all about Cake.....Cupcake Wedding Cakes.......oh the photos on this site were sooooooooo yummmmmmmy!!!!! Well, of COURSE the pink and brown color combos just jumped out to me!!! LOL That was so not a surprise to any of you, was it????!!!! Oh and guess what???? I totally ***discovered*** a new technique!!!! Okay, okay........I prolly did not actually discover it..........but I made an oooops and it turned out pretty dang cool!!! I had covered the latte mug with Crystal Effects but wanted to dry it quickly so I heated it with my embosser. And it bubbled up and made this really cool, smoky, wavy effect!!!! I love it!!!! Usually when I make a big oops that I can't cover with ribbon or more layers I have to dump it in the trash!!! LOL What do ya think????
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Howdy Blogging Friends!!!!!