Sunday, June 15, 2008

Weekend Blitz!!

Happy Fathers Day & Sunday everyone! Yes, I am typing this blog at 12:30 am because I cannot sleep--I think I drank too much caffeine (gasp), so I decided to get this done & finished. I need some serious sleep therapy or something because I really like sleep alot, but I just can never get to sleep. We had Alexa's jazz recital today (5 hrs total w/ rehearsal before) & it pooped me out, you'd think I'd be ready for bed. But I just had to get onto PTI's release party and order all my new things right away, because I guess I'm psycho that way :)!!! So that has led me here...

I'm posting 3 cards today and a picture album of Alexa's dance pictures (all these pictures were taken at rehearsals this week). I think some of them turned out pretty darn good, considering we couldn't use any flash. Everytime I watch her dance it just amazes me...she's worked so hard to get where she is and she's so talented. God did not give me the "dancing" gift, I guess my gift is more of the creative, artistic variety (trust me you do not want to see me dance, I'm not a very coordinated person--I can't even follow an aerobics class-lol)!! She has to stand en pointe for a good minute or so in this dance & she does it so gracefully w/o any wobbling--so very hard for those dancers to do--just amazing!! I wish I could show you video of her dancing because its just beautiful (I'm just a little bit proud, ya know...wink)!! Anyhoo...

My first card is a card I made for my grandma's birthday (I made a couple but this was the final winner). I just love these "House of Mouse" stamps--this one is called "chamomile tea" and is so cuuuuute!! I love this little, sleepy bunny. It's colored with my copics to match the yummy, damask dp from Anna Griffin. She makes the most elegant & beautiful papers to work with--love them! The cs & ribbon is from PTI.

The second card is a birthday card I made for my dh's grandfather's 85th birthday. He has a home on the beach so I thought that this lighthouse stamp from Inkadinkado was appropriate. I love the sketched look of their new stamps. I colored it with both my Copics and my Prisma pencils with OMS/stumps--I liked the final watercolor look of it. The dp is from K&Company, the cs from SU. Just a little bit of stickles on the water & light (just a little-lol).

The third card I made was just a quickie bday card for my dd's friend. I love these new stamps from Gina K called "Froggie & Friends" & this sentiment just makes me laugh. There are a ton of stamps & sentiments in this set--lots of fun. I stamped this little turtle so it looks like his back end is flying up w/ the balloons. With this stamp set you can add the balloons to his tail and a party hat to him--lovin' it! The dp is new from American Crafts called "Celebration-Popcorn". This new line of paper & ribbon is so bright & fun---love the prints because they're smaller & just perfect for cards. Sometimes you get 12x12 paper and it's beautiful but the pattern is too large for some of your stamped images. Once again my image is colored w/ Copics & some stickles(had to throw some in somewhere) & squares/scallops were made with my nestabilities.
Ok, that's a long enough post for now. We have Alexa's ballet recital today and then a quick dinner out for my darling hubby. He's golfing in the am before the recital with his new personalized golf balls (gifted from the kids)--lol! Hope everyone has a great Sunday!

PS--Don't forget to check out PTI's new June releases!!
Here is the ballet album (double click on it to bring it to full screen)


  1. Love the cards, especially tea time, great job with the copics! I only have a few of them and am still learning, you use them so well!

  2. Beautiful cards!!! I am your new Postabella card swap for June. I am currently out of state, (and no where near my stamps/cardmaking supplies with me), but promise that I will mail your card by the 25th of June! Have a great day!!!

  3. love this cute turtle funny, makes me smile every time :)


I appreciate all your lovely comments and taking the time to stop by! hugz,Suzanne

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