Saturday, October 24, 2009


Hocus Pocus is such a funny movie with everything Halloween in it; witches, zombies, trick or treaters, mischief, spells, brews, etc. I swear that any time it's on TV my husband finds it and watches it. He loves Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker, and they look so goofy in this movie.

For my card I wanted to use a really great witch stamp that I got from Waltzing Mouse Stamps. It's in the Halloween Party set, and as soon as I saw this witch I wanted the set. She's very old fashioned looking and I think she could be the Sanderson sisters' mother, so I stamped her on green paper, cut her upper body out and framed her for the "girls" to hang on their wall. Then I stamped a caldron for each sister, but put a different brew in each. Claire Brennan, the stamp designer made this easy by making the caldron and brew stamps separate.

Besides the Halloween Party stamp set, I used SU certainly Celery and Perfect Plum cardstock, Night & Day DSP, and cosmo fine glitter.

Happy Halloween, all!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cinema Saturday 54

Doesn't everyone love "Finding Nemo"? It's a story that all ages can relate to. Children wanting to be independent, and parents who want to let go, but aren't sure that their child is ready yet.

It's a parent's worst nightmare when something bad happens to their child, and they'll go to any lengths to make things right again.

Fortunately, I was in Marlin's place when he took Nemo to school, but I never had to undertake a major rescue.

I made my "Bloom" card as a tribute to my girls who have made my parenthood relatively easy, and my grandparenthood wonderful.

I interpreted the Challenge Colors as Tempting Turquoise, Night of Navy, Whisper White, and Cameo Coral (too pink in the photo I'm afraid) by Stampin' Up. The stamp set is "Bloomin' Beautiful".

Love to all you parents and good children who visited.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


The requirement this week at Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge is to be inspired by the movie "Elizabeth the Golden Years", and have a crown on the project. I hadn't seen this movie, but I was glad to have the need. I love this period of history, and this film is gorgeous...the clothes, the jewels, the wigs not to mention the setting and actors.!

There is no way I could choose a single element for inspiration. But, I did need to make 2 birthday cards. My nephew Andy, and a friend from my card playing group are having birthdays. I decided to use the same stamp set and color scheme for both, but they are very different.

I used "Card Games" stamps from SU (note that the King and Queen are wearing crowns) and SU color markers Summer Sun and Real Red to color them on Whisper White cardstock. I used "Pink Flamingo" DSP by SU; the red flower on Mo's card to represent the beautiful brocades that were Elizabeth's dresses, and the golden rays on Andy's card to show strength. I also tried to highlight the crowns by putting diamond dust on them.

I finished Andy's card with a piece of retired SU ribbon and verse from "Party Hearty" stamp set by SU. I used Real Red and Summer Sun cardstock.

Ifinished Mo's card with organza ribbon and a rhinestone brad and flowers from the Pretties kit, one colored with Summer Sun. I used some sticky rhinestones from my stash in the Queen's neckline to represent her jewels. It was all set on Brushed silver cardstock.

I really enjoyed making these and I hope you liked looking.
Thanks for coming by.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Boy it's been a long time since I posted something new on my blog. Last week I was kind of busy getting ready for the Stamping Cruise and my niece's wedding. This week I was having fun with my little sister who was up for the wedding and staying over for the cruise that I was still getting ready for.

I come from a family with 6 kids. We love each other, but we don't get together enough. There is the annual Christmas Party (except last year...SNOW!), weddings, and at the end of May 27 of 35 members of my extended family surprised me with a Birthday party. It was great!
A couple of weeks ago Norm and I celebrated granddaughter Erin's Birthday with her. She and brother Jonas were so happy to be visited by Red the Red Robin. We all had so much fun.

This last weekend one of my nieces got oldest brother's daughter. It was so much fun with brothers, sister, nieces and nephew all together.

Today, before sister Sara leaves town, we got together with our older sister's (she isn't with us anymore) headed twins. They're fun and just gorgeous.
I am so lucky to be in the family that I'm in. I love them all so much.