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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hi stampin friends!

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! I'm still recuperating from surgery. I will be back stampin hopefully after the 1st of the year.

Have a Happy and Safe New Year!

Blessings,
Lois

Monday, December 12, 2011

Shalom

Happy Monday stampin friends! Hope your day is going well. It's cloudy  and gloomy here in SW MO today. I know we have rain on the way. Wished it was snow......probably will get that later on and more than what we want. I just say..bring it on!

Todays card is one I made for some friends of mine that are Jewish. And wanted them to know I am thinking of them as their Hanukkah approaches next week.


Products used are:

Stamp Set is, SU Shalom and Delightful Dozen (for Inside, Happy Hanukkah)
Cardstock used was, Night of Navy, Brushed Silver and Marina Mist. Whisper White is on the inside
Ink used was Versa Mark and Night of Navy (for the inside sentiment)
Misc used was SU Pewter EB Powder, Popdots, Big Shot and Cuttlebug EB Folder

That's it from me today. Have a great day! THANKS so much for stoppin by.

Happy Stampin!!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Bird

Good afternoon stampin friends. Hope you are having a great day. It's been a cool gloomy day here. Suppose to be a little warmer tomorrow, but then we'll have the winds. Think I'm stayin inside and stayin warm.
Today, I'm sharing another tree ornament. It's a mixture of SU and non SU products.


Products used are:

NO Stamps
Cardstock....SU Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Gold, White, Old Olive, Neutrals and First Edition DSP
Ink.....Soft Suede
Misc....SU Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die, Simply Scored, Gold Pearls, MS Snow, Sizzix 3D Flower Die and Tim Holz Caged Bird Die and Hot glue gun

That's it from me today, have a great evening and weekend. THANKS so much for stoppin by!

Happy  Stampin!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tree Ornaments

Happy Sunday stampin friends! Hope you had a great weekend.

Short post today....not feeling the best today.

Today, I'm sharing my tree ornaments that I made yesterday. They turned out pretty cute.


Project details are:

Paper: The Paper Studio Cream Sheet Music and Cardstock
Misc: Sizzix Tree Die,  MS Snow, Rustic Bells and SU Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon and Hot Glue Gun

That's it for today, THANKS so much for stoppin by!

Happy Stampin!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Give Thanks!

Happy Monday stampin friends. Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was watching all the Nascar racing I could watch, it's a long time til Feb 26, 2012 for the Daytona 500. The weather is chilly, cloudy, foggy and damp here in SW MO. We are to have more rain today and tomorrow. And I have alot of errands today, so I'm hoping the rain holds off for a bit.

Today's card is one that I made for some friends to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving.


Card details are:

Stamp Set: It's a Wrap Occasions
Cardstock: Choc. Chip, More Mustard, Pool Party and Very Vanilla
Ink: Choc. Chip, More Mustard and Pool Party
Misc: Popdots, Choc. Chip Satin Ribbon, Stripes EB Folder, Big Shot and Gold Pearls

That's it from me today. THANKS so much for stoppin by!

Happy Stampin!


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Masuline Nugget Tin


Hello and Happy Saturday!

Boy! It's windy here in SW MO which makes it chilly out. I'm stayin inside watchin the race later and makin Christmas cards, I'll share next week.

Todays project, I though 'ya know, seems like we are always making something for the gals and not much for the guys and I had this nugget tin sitting on my table for a project and didn't know for sure what I wanted to do, other than a "gals" project. So, I made mine a "guy" project. Turned out pretty cool I think. What do ya'll think?


Project details:
Stamp Set... Tags til Christmas
Cardstock... Early Expresso, White and Frostwood Lodge DSP
Ink... Markers, Old Olive and Early Expresso
Misc... Nugget Tin, Jute and Scallop Trim Border

That's all from me today. Have a great weekend. And THANKS for stoppin by!

Happy Stampin!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Celebrate Today!

Hi and Happy Friday stampin friends. Hope you are having a great day and a wonderful start to the weekend. It's chilly and really windy here today. But the temps are better than they have been, brrrr it's been cold. Had to turn on the heat to take the chill out of the house.

Todays card I'm sharing, needed a couple of Anniversary cards. I really like how it turned out and hope you do to.



Details are:

Stamp set: Perfectly Penned and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: White, Poppy Parade
Ink: Poppy Parade
Misc: Lattive Die, Big Shot, Silver Pearls, White Organza Ribbon and Stampamajig

That's it for today, have a great day and THANKS so much for stoppin by!

Happy Stampin,
Lois



Friday, November 11, 2011

Halloween Treats

Good afternoon stampin friends!

Hope you are having a great Veteran's Day. I'm just hangin out at home catching up on a few things that have needed to be done. Another beautiful day here in SW MO. Sun is shining and we have a breeze coming in from the south. Nice to have the doors and a few windows open again before winter is here.

Today, I 'm sharing some Halloween candy wrappers I made for a sweet customer. She needed 25 for her darling daughters school class. She didn't want anything spooky, so that let out the bats and such. I just happened to look at the hostess set out the of the current mini and tah dah the light bulb went on! LOL I can use the cute owl with his mask and halloween treat bag. So this is what I came up with!


Details for these cute little treat holders are:

Stamp set....Warmest of Wishes
Cardstock...Cajun Craze, Black, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Frightful Sight and Wicked Fun (retired) DSP
Ink...Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Markers
Misc...Popdots, Candy Wrapper Die, Big Shot, Two Step Owl Punch and X-Lrg Scallop Oval Punch

Well, that's it from me today. THANKS so much for stoppin by!
Have a great weekend.

Happy Stampin,
Lois


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Halloween (late)

Hi stampin' friends! Gosh, I'm a little behind with posting my cards/projects. But I've been a bit under the weather. Surgery date is in the horizon though. It's a beautiful autumn day here in SW MO. Sun is shining, a slight breeze and it just smells like autumn is in the air.

Today, I'm sharing a Halloween card I made last month and sent to a couple of on-line friends.


Details for the card are:
Stamp set~~Dark and Dreary
Cardstock~~Black, Cajun Craze, White and Frightful Sight DSP
Ink~~Black Stazon, Cajun Craze, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade
Misc~~Black Satin Ribbon, Popdots, 1/2" Circle Punch

Well, that's it from me today.  THANKS so much for stoppin by.

Have a GREAT stampin day!!
See you tomorrow!
Lois


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sympathy card

Happy Saturday stampin friends. Geeze time sure slips away. Can't believe I've not posted anything since last month. Hope ya'll are having a great weekend. The weather here in SW MO has been simply wonderful. I love this weather!

Today, I'm sharing a card I sent to a friend of mine that lost her father recently.


Details are:
Stamp Set: Field Flowers and Petite Pairs
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Pool Party and White
Ink: Old Olive, Pool Party and Island Indigo
Misc: Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon and Perfect Polka Dots EB Folder

That's it from me today, have a great weekend! And THANKS so much for stoppin by!

Happy Stampin,
Lois

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Love~~~

Happy Saturday stampin friends! Hope ya'll are having a great weekend so far. The weather here is cool fallish temps. I'm lovin it!!

Sorry I've been MIA, but I have finally felt good enough to sit and make a few cards. I'll be glad when my surgery is over with and I'm hopefully healthy again.

Today I'm sharing an anniversary card I made for one of my best friends. They loved it and I hope you do too.



Details are:

Stamp Set.....Occasional Quotes (Retired) and Posy Punch
Cardstock....Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, White, Lucky Limeade and In Color DSP
Ink...Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder
Misc...Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Lattice and Butterfly Dies, Pop Dots, 3/4" Circle Punch, Pearl and Big Shot

That's it from me today! Have a great weekend and THANKS so much for stoppin by.

Happy Stampin,
Lois


Thursday, September 8, 2011

New addition to our family.....

Good morning stampin friends! Hope you are having a great week. The weather here is wonderful. Cooler temps and the a/c is OFF! We do need rain though, of course some other areas of the country could use some also...and some have way too much rain. My thoughts and prayers go out to those on the East Coast, TX and OK. The weather this year has been so crazy!

Sorry for MIA, I'm having some health issues and just haven't felt well enough to do much. I am going to try and get some stampin done this week, we'll see how that goes. Good drugs help.

I'd like to introduce a new member of our family. Her name is Gracie and she is 3 months old. Part Shih Tzu/Maltese. She is such a sweetheart. Now Gidget wouldn't agree with me on that...LOL But Gidget and Miss Dolly are warming up to her, but taking their time. They will all be friends soon.


Look at that sweet face!

That's it from me today. I'll try and get some stampin done this week and share with you. I do have a few cards that NEED to be made and sent. I'll share those. Till then, THANKS so much for stoppin by!

Happy Stampin,
Lois


Monday, August 22, 2011

Happiness Always

Happy Monday stampin friends! Hope your Monday is going well.
Another warm day here in SW MO with some spotty rain showers, nothing to speak of though.
I had alot of errands to get done and glad to be home and off my feet!

Today, I'm sharing a card I did a while back. This card was inspired by Vicki Burdick over at Stampin Connection (SU only demo site). I did change it up from what she had done. I made a A2 size card, where her's was a 5x5 or 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. But it all worked out. I did get carried away with the "pearls"...LOL cause I could and I love them!

Details:

Stamp Set.....Array of Sunshine and Happy Greetings
Cardstock....Concord Crush, Westeria Wonder, White and Cheerful Treat DSP
Ink....Concord Crush, Westeria Wonder and Melon Mambo
Misc...Pearls, Popdots, Concord Crush Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Square Lattice EB Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlit Die and Big Shot

That's it from me today. THANKS so much for stoppin by!

Happy Stampin!!
Lois



Sunday, August 21, 2011

Just for You

Good afternoon stampin friends! Hope you are having a great weekend.
Weather here in SW MO is hot again. I can't wait for fall and cooler temps. I haven't been feeling well for the past few days. Hope the tummy issues are gone. So since I was feeling better, I stamped today while watching the NASCAR race.

Today, I'm sharing a card I made for 2 gals in my yahoo groups. Hope they like it.

Details:
Stamp Set.....Precious Butterflies
Cardstock.....White and Island Indigo
Ink.....Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry and Baja Breeze
Misc... Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearls, Framed Tulips EB Folder and Big Shot

That's it from me today. THANKS so much for stoppin by!!

Happy Stampin!
Lois

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Happy Birthday

Good evening stampin friends. Hope you are having a great week so far. It's been hot here again, can't wait for fall.

Tonight, I'm sharing a card I used for a workshop last month. We had such a great time.

Stamps.....Bold Blossoms and Curly Cute
Ink...Old Olive and Black Stazon
Cardstock...White, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and DSP
Misc..Blossom Bouquet Triple Punch, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and Brads

That's it from me tonight, have a great evening and THANKS so much for stoppin by.

Happy Stampin!!
Lois

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Friend

Happy Wednesday stampin friends.

Hope ya'll are doing well and enjoying your weather. We have cooled off today to 73 degrees with some much needed rain.  It was nice to go outside and not be so hot!

Today, I'm sharing a card that I used in a workshop last month, everyone loved it. Hope you do too.


Details:

Stamp Set is...SU My Friend
Cardstock...SU White, Westeria Wonder and Pool Party
Ink...Westeria Wonder
Misc...Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Pearls and Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die

That's it from me today! THANKS for stoppin by! Have a great evening.

Happy Stampin,
Lois

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Love and Caring Thoughts

Happy Saturday Stampers!!

Hope you are having a great weekend so far! Me, I'm stayin INSIDE out of the 100 plus degree weather. A cool down is on the horizon next week, and that will be nice. Now if we could get to some fall temps, it would be even nicer.

Todays card I'm sharing, I found on one of the blogs that I frequent, but now can't remember who's it was. I had made this card back in June. When I find it again, I'll come back and post it here. I made this card for a card swap I was in at my scrapbooking retreat in June that I attended.


Details for the card are........

Stamp Set: Thanks for Caring
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake
Misc: Top Note Die, Vintage Wallpaper EB Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punch, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon and Pearls

That's it from me today, have a great weekend. THANKS so much for stoppin by.

Happy Stampin,
Lois

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friend

Happy Friday Stampers!

It finally has cooled off some, but not enough. I'd like to see mid 80's, but don't think that is in the forcast anytine soon. I don't leave the house unless I have to. The heat gives me a headache and I could do without those.

Today, I'm going to share with you a card I made for a couple of people in my yahoo groups.

Hope you like it, I do....and they loved it.


Details.....
Stamp Set: You're a Gem
Cardstock: Westeria Wonder and White
Ink: Westeria Wonder
Misc: Westeria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Elegant Lines EB Folder, Framed Tulips EB Folder, Pearls and Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die

That's all from me today. Have a great day and weekend! THANKS so much for stoppin by.

Happy Stampin,
Lois

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Long Time NO post......

Hi stampin friends.  Guess it's been a while since I've posted. Time flies by when you are busy....and BUSY I have been. I've pretty much been gone, on a couple of vacations, not counting my week scrappin retreat. AND Bill and I got a BRAND NEW 2011 vehicle!!!! It's purdy!!!! and drives and rides like a dream.

It's been REALLY hot and just plain miserable here in SW MO. No let up for a week it looks like and no rain either, of which we could use a boat load of. It's so hot out that you can hardly breathe. I'm really looking forward to winter.

 I'll share a card I made the other day for a Anniversary Card. It's been so long that I'll have to check my folders and see what I haven't shared with ya.


Details:

No Stamps
Cardstock....White and Blushing Bride
Ink.....Blushing Bride
Misc....Ribbon (Non SU), Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die, Bird Builder Punch, Framed Tulip EB Folder and Clear Rhinestones, Bow Maker.

That's all from me today. Stay cool! THANKS so much for stoppin by.

Your stampin friend,
Lois


P.S. If you stop by and leave a message and NOT sign it (Anonymous), I will NOT approve it or will send it to the trash bin. If you have time and proud to leave me a rude message, then you have time to sign it.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Moving on, Joplin will stay strong!

As you know, Joplin, MO was hit with an EF5 Tornado at 5:41 PM on May 22, 2011.
I live about 17 miles from Joplin. I have no damage at my house, but the tornado went right over the shelter I was in. My folks and my brother missed it also by 1/2 mile. We all did lose electric and cable for a couple of days. Thankfully, everyone is safe and no damage. My brother and I went into Joplin approx 6:30 PM, we couldn't sit and do nothing like alot of  people did. We helped where we could at Wal-Mart and Home Depot. Bill and I  also did more volunteer work thru out the week and weekend. So much more needs to be done though. It will be a long road, but Joplin will REBUILD and be bigger than before.



I will get back to blogging hopefully in the next day or so. THANKS to all those who texted, emailed and called. You don't know what that meant to me!! I am fine and so is my family. Saddened, yes, but we will be alright.

Keep sending those thoughts and prayers for those in Joplin, MO

Lois



Saturday, May 21, 2011

Get Well Soon

Good Saturday afternoon stampin friends. What a beautiful day here in SW MO. Compared to yesterday, I'll take the 80's anyday. We ended up with 1 1/2" of rain in my rain gauge. We don't need that much rain. We have way more than plenty. We do have more storms predicted for later today or tonight. I'd be happy to send it to those who need rain though.
Hope your Saturday is going well. Just hangin out makin cards for a swap and watching all the pre-racing stuff. Tonight is the Showdown and All-Star Race and I can't wait!!! I love racin!!

Todays card, I made for a card swap. Simple as it is, I like it.


Details are:

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: White and Daffodil Delight
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo
Misc: Daffodil Delight Ribbon, Nesties, CB EB Folder and Yellow Pearls

That's it from me today, THANKS so much for stoppin by. Have a great Saturday!!

Til next time, your stampin friend,
Lois

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thinking of You

Good evening stampin friends. Can't believe it's Friday already and May is almost gone. We are getting more rain today! We sure don't need it. I'm feeling better, just  lingering sniffes, so I felt like doing some stampin. Hope ya'll are having a great Friday and getting ready for the weekend.



Todays card I used some new goodies, well not everything was new but the Strength and Hope Stamp Set is. It's a must have for your stamp collection. For every one sold, SU donates $2.00 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Be sure to get yours ordered soon. You will find it in the current Summer Mini. If you need a mini, let me know and I'll get one in the mail to you.

Ok, more on the card......Details are;

Stamp Set.....Strength and Hope, On the Grow
Cardstock.....Poppy Parade, White and Vellum
Ink......Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Black Stazon and Daffodile Delight
Misc....Rhinestones, Poppy Parade Stitched Poly Ribbon, White Embossing Powder and Vintage Wallpaper EB Folder, Big Shot and Stampamajig

That's it from me today. Enjoy your Friday nite. THANKS so much for stoppin by!

Til next time, your stampin friend,
Lois

Friday, May 13, 2011

MIA...Sorry

Hello stampin friends. Sorry I've been MIA for a while. I've had an awful sinus infection/headache/cold. And hubby was home, that meant...cookin, cleanin and laundry, while he built onto our existing deck.

Hope everyone is doing well. We've had so much rain here. And it's our tornado season. Hopefully none of the storms produce a tornado, but one never knows what Mother Nature has in her plans. I guess last night about 25 miles to the northwest of me, there was a few sightings of a tornado, but none never made land. For that we are thankful.

I'll get back posting hopefully by next week. Take care and THANKS for stoppin by!

HAPPY STAMPIN!
Lois

Thursday, April 28, 2011

With Sympathy

Good morning stampin friends. WOW can't believe it's such a pretty day here in SW MO. After all the rain, we do need a "dry" out period. My prayers go out to all those effected by the recent tornados and storms in the south and across the eastern states. The weather pattern this year is just crazy.

Today, again I'm sharing a couple of sympathy cards I made for the daughters of my friend whom lost her husband and the girls daddy. I'm hoping these are the last of the sympathy cards that I need to make for awhile. I really need to make a few just to have on hand.



Details for the cards are:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush, Soft Suede, White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Black Stazon, Concord Crush
Misc: Lrg and Small Oval Punches, Pearl, Perfect Polka Dot EB Folder, Lattice Die, Big Shot and Popdots

That's it from me today. THANKS so much for stoppin by!

Til next time, HAPPY STAMPIN!
Lois

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy (belated) Easter



Good Morning and Happy (belated) Easter stampin friends. I hope you had a blessed day yesterday. Very quite here on the home front, well, except for the thunder, lightening and rain. It's been raining since Thursday nite/Friday morning. We've had about 5" of rain in my rain gauge. Think I'll build an ark....LOL Where ever you are, I hope you are stayin dry if it's raining at your house.

Today, I'm sharing my Easter egg/box. It was fun to make.
Details for the project are:

Stamp Set: Something to Celebrate
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Springtime Vintage DSP
Misc: Syrofoam Egg, Modge Podge, Oval/Scallop Nesties, Crimper, Fun Flowers Die, Big Shot, Blossom Petal Punch, Anique Brass Build a Brad, Popdots, Bone Folder, Tasteful Trim Die, Eyelet Border Punch, Perfect Polka Dot EB Folder, Vintage Wallpaper EB Folder, Bow Easy and Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon

That's all for today! THANKS so much for stoppin by!

Til next time, HAPPY STAMPIN!
Lois

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sympathy, Love and Caring


Good evening stampin friends. Hope your Wednesday has been going well. Nice day here in SW MO. We do have thunderstorms and upwards of 5-9" of rain in the next few days up to and including Easter Sunday. So if you are anywhere near any storms, stay safe and dry. I know I will be.

Todays card is one that I made for a friend, she lost her husband a week ago. It always takes me a long time to make sympathy cards because they aren't the most fun cards to make. But I'm sure she'll love it.

Details using all SU products unless otherwise noted:

Stamp Set: Thanks for Caring
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red and Sweet and Sour DSP
Ink: Black Stazon
Misc: 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches, Wide Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pak, Square Lattice EB Folder, Lattice Bigz Die, Stampin Dimensionals, Big Shot and Pearl

That's it for tonight. THANKS so much for stoppin by! Have a great evening!

Til next time, HAPPY STAMPIN!
Lois

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rock Happy Birthday


Happy Saturday stampin friends! The sun is shinning!! No rain expected til Monday I think. It's a little breezy, but not like it has been. Hope your weekend is going well so far.

Todays card is one I made for a neighbor to give to her nephew that plays guitar. She asked me if I had any stamps like that...well ya know I do! He likes Red, White and Blue, so that gave me the colors for the card. And she loves it, I hope he does to!!

Details are: All materials are SU unless otherwise noted
Stamp Set: Grunge Rock and Extreme Guitar
Cardstock: Real Red, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Glossy White
Ink: Real Red and Night of Navy
Misc: Paper Piercer, Silver Brads, Dimensionals and  Star Punches

That's it for today! THANKS so much for stoppin by.

Til next time, HAPPY STAMPIN!!
Lois

Friday, April 15, 2011

Last Years Christmas Gifts



Hello to my stampin friends. BRRRRRR it's cold here in SW MO. We've had rain and bone chilling wind here today. Last night we had some good thunderstorms come thru with about 1.5" of rain. Hopefully it's moving on out tonight, tomorrow is suppose to be warmer. We can only hope.

I thought I had shared these SU Snowflake Ornaments back in December, but looks like I didn't. So here they are. I used them for gifts for a couple of friends. They loved them.
I got the tutorial from www.addalittledazzle.com and the metal sheets from a bulk buy.

Details are:
No Stamps!
No Ink!
Cardstock: Brushed Silver
Misc: Metal Sheets, Window Sheets and Sticky Pages, E6000 Glue, Perfect Polka Dots EB Folder, Vintage Wallpaper EB Folder, Snowflake #2 Die, Flatten Bottle Caps, Round Mirrors. Clear Rhinestones. Clear Card Keeper (not sure of the correct name) and some Ribbon and Shredded Grass like stuff.

Now that the hubby is gone, I can get back to stampin! YEAH!!! Got some cool new stuff the other day from the new Summer Mini coming up. Can't wait to play.

That's it from me tonight! Have a great weekend. THANKS so much for stoppin by.

As Always, KEEP on STAMPIN!!
Lois

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Springtime Smiles


Good morning stampin friends. It's finally the weekend! My weekend started last night with the NASCAR Nationwide race in Texas. Yep, Missouri boy Carl Edwards won the race...woohooo!
Tonight is the NASCAR Cup race in Texas, hopefully Carl can sweep the weekend.
We had a thunderstorm come thru very early this morning, now the temps are to get about 85, but there seems to be a bit of a breeze so maybe it won't get very humid and hot today. More storms coming thru Sunday nite I believe.

Today, I'm sharing 2 cards that I made the other day. Neither one ended up being what I had pictured, but I'm pleased with both of them.

Details for both cards~~

Stamp Set~~Easter Blossoms
Cardstock~~Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White
Ink~~Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi and Pink Pirouette Markers and Stazon Black
Misc~~Pearls, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Pop Dots, Nestie, Copic (to color the pink pearls), Framed Tulip EB Folder

That's it for today, THANKS so much for stoppin by! Have a great weekend.

Til next time, HAPPY STAMPIN!
Lois

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happiness......


Good Afternoon stampin friends! Hope ya'll are having a wonderful Thursday. The weather here is beautiful about 68 deg. slight wind, nothing like we've had for a few days. The sky is gettin a little dark out, I suppose we have rain in the forecast.

Today, I'm sharing a card I made for an anniversary couple. Used some current SU and some retired SU stuff. What do'ya'll think?

Details for the card are:

Stamp Set: Whimsical Words (retired )
Cardstock: Whisper White and Rose Red
Ink: Rose Red
Misc: Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearls, Perfect Polka Dots EB Folder and Stitched Felt Sweet Pea (retired)

That's it for today. THANKS so much for stoppin by! Have a great day.

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPIN!
Lois

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Thank You



Good afternoon stampin friends! Boy is it windy here! Temps are spring like, but the wind is a killer.

Todays card is the last card in a set that I'm doing for a friend. I know the image is a Christmas one, but didn't really want to put Merry Christmas on it (too early!). So I thought putting Thank You was good, as it can be used for a gift thank you card at Christmas time (I know, still too early!). Hope ya'll like it. This is one of my favorites. The frame was done again using one from Dawn Olchefske over at www.dostamping.typepad.com dated Feb 28. You REALLY gotta try these frames.

Details for the card:

Stamp Set: A Flower for All Seasons and Thank You Kindly
Cardstock: White, Neenah White and Real Red
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc: Scallop Trim Border, Copics, Popdots and Gold Pearls

That's all for today, THANKS so much for stoppin by!

Til next time, HAPPY STAMPIN!
Lois

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thinking of You


Good mornin stampin friends! Hope your day is going well. BRRRR! Chilly here this morning.

Todays card is #3 of the set that I'm making for a friend. I'm still using the border punch frames from Dawn Olchefske www.dostamping.typepad.com dated Feb 28, 2011, If you haven't tried them, go over to Dawns website and get the scoop on how you can make yours. So easy and great for a small image to make a CAS card.

Supplies needed to make this card are:

Stamp Set~~A Flower for All Seasons
Cardstock~~Whisper White, Neenah White and Old Olive
Ink~~Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics
Misc~~Scallop Edge Border Punch, Popdots and Silver Pearls

That's it from me today! THANKS so much for stopping by!

Til tomorrow, HAPPY STAMPIN!
Lois

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hello



Good morning stampin friends! Having a great Monday so far? Hope so! BRRR it's chilly here in SW MO and the wind is still blowing. We had a bit of rain last night early morning hours. Lost electricity for about an hr and half. It's so gray and cloudy out. Maybe more rain.

Today's card is card #2 of the set I was talking about yesterday. I really like this one. Hope you do too. Here is the link to Dawn Olchefske U Tube Video on how you can make the frame http://dostamping.typepad.com/dostamping_with_dawn/2011/02/index.html

Details for the card are:

Stamp Set~~ A Flower for All Seasons and Hello, You
Cardstock~~Whisper White, Neenah White and Melon Mambo
Ink~~Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics
Misc~~Eyelet Border Punch and Pearls

That's it for today. THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by! Have a great day.

Til next time, keep on stampin!
Lois

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Easter Wishes


Good Sunday morning stampers! WOW another beautiful day here in SW MO. It's suppose to get about 80 degrees and we do have a bit of wind. I do believe we have severe thunderstorms late tonight and early Monday morning on the horizon. I hope ya'll are having a wonderful Sunday so far. It's NASCAR race day here at my house, so I'll do some stampin and watchin the race. What are your plans?

Today, I'm sharing a card which is the 1st of 4 in this set. I'll share 1 each day this week. I really like how they turned out. I'll be making a set of 8 with different sentiments on them and make a pretty box to put them in. I hope you like them. I really do! And again I used the directions for the frame  from Dawn Olchefske's blog www.dostamping.typepad.com. The frames are so fun and easy to make.

Card details:
Stamp Set~~ A Flower for All Seasons and Something to Celebrate
Cardstock~~Whisper White, Neenah White and Daffodil Deight
Ink~~Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics
Misc~~Pearls, 1/8" White Taffeta Ribbon, Popdots and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border

That's it for today! Have a wonderful Sunday. THANKS SO MUCH for stoppin by!!!

Until next time, HAPPY STAMPIN!
Lois

Saturday, April 2, 2011

For Chocolate Lovers!



Good afternoon stampers! WOW! What a beautiful day here in SW MO! Got the doors and windows open. Hope you are also enjoying the sunshine and warmth where you are.

Today, I'm sharing a "take out" box that I saw over at Dawn Olchefske blog www.dostamping.typepad.com I'm making these for some awesome chocolate lover friends. Hope they like them as much as I do!
These little boxes are super easy to make. Be sure to stop on over there and check out her video. You'll be glad you did.

Details for the "take out" box:

Stamp set: Eat Chocolate
Cardstock: Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Misc: Petal Cone Die, Big Shot,  5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Linen Thread, 1/16th" Circle Hand Punch

That's it from me today! Have a wonderful weekend. THANKS so much for stopping by.

Til next time, HAPPY STAMPIN!
Lois

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy "I" Do


Good afternoon stamping friends! Hope ya'll are doing well so far today. Beautiful day here in SW MO again. Almost 80 degrees with some wind. I do believe we have thunderstorms on the horizon though. But for now, it's beautiful out.

Todays card is one that I got inspiration from Jan Tink over at http://www.stampspaperscissors.typepad.com/
I will tell ya though, I do like Jan's better than mine. I'm just not to wild about the "bells" yet. Not sure if it is the way I have them positioned or what. So I might be changing it up a little later tonight and repost it. We'll see.

Details for the card are:

Stamp Set~~Word Play
Cardstock~~Whisper White, Black and Bride Specialty Paper (retired)
Ink~~Black Stazon
Misc~~Round Tab Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Basic Rhinestones,Scribbles Swirls Sizzlet Die and Whisper White Organza Ribbon

That's it from me today. THANKS so much for stoppin by. Have a great evening!

As Always, HAPPY STAMPIN!

Lois


















Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy First Day of Spring!!!


Good afternoon stampers! What a beautiful day it is here in SW MO! The temps are close to 80 with a breeze, just enough from keeping it really hot. How's your Sunday going? Enjoy the beautiful weather!

Today, I thought I'd share the swap cards I made for the Branson Regionals back in February. What a blast. Seeing old friends along with making new ones. Got some great tips and tricks to use with our SU products. I can't wait to get busy and try some. My swap cards are based on another card that I shared earlier, just didn't use the ribbon. And EVERYONE loved them. I have only a handful left out of 100 that I took. Got some great ones in return that I will be casing later on. What a great experience going to regionals, if it's for 1/2 day or a full day, you won't be dissappointed going to an SU event. And I must say dinner afterwards was a HOOT! What great memories!

Swap card details:
Stamp Set: On Your Birthday
Cardstock: Whisper White, Concord Crush, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Concord Crush, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry
Misc: Perfect Polka Dots EB Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Pearls and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border

That's all from me today. Going to enjoy the beautiful weather! Have a great day and THANKS SO MUCH for stopin by.

HAPPY STAMPIN!
Lois

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sympathy Card CASE


Good afternoon stamping friends. Hope this finds you all doing well. It's a cloudy/chilly day here in SW MO. Suppose to rain later today. And SPRING is on it's way, only 2 more days. I still haven't gotten used to the time change. Wished they would just leave it alone!

Today's card is a CASE from Dawn Olchefske over at www.dostampin.typepad.com . Dawn does such awesome work. I had to try using the SU Lattice Die to make the cross. How awesome is that! Would work great for an Easter card also, hope to try that later today. But I needed 2 Sympathy cards to send and this just fit what I needed. THANKS Dawn for your awesome inspiration and tutorial/you tube videos. Sorry that the picture isn't the greatest, don't have good natural lighting since we have such a cloudy day.

Details for the card are:

Stamp Set: Thanks for Caring
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake
Misc: 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Pop Dots, Pearl Jewels, Lattice Bigz Die and Big Shot

That's it for today. THANKS so much for stopping by. Have a great Friday.

Happy Stampin,
Lois

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Something to Celebate



Good Sunday afternoon stamper friends. Hope you are doing well on this beautiful day. It's so pretty out here in SW MO. Ive got the doors open and can hear the birds sing!

Todays card was an easy peasy card. Every since I seen Dawn Olchefske's post over at her blog http://www.dostamping.typepad.com/
showed how to make a Border Frame with SU! Border Punches Feb 28th, I've been wanting to try it and so today was the day. I really like the way it turned out and hope you do too.
Details:
Stamp Sets: Something to Celebrate and Blessed Mother
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White and GP
Ink: Memento Black and Copic Markers
Misc: Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Pearls, Pop Dots, Bow Easy and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

AND now for this cute little Stylish Blogger Award I was given on this past Friday from Judy Marshall, you can see her blog at http://www.judyscraftroom.blogspot.com/
Thanks Judy!

                                                 

So as they say, I need to send this award on to 8 other cool bloggers and tell you 8 things about me that you may or may not know. So here goes!

8 things about me!

1. LOVE Nascar Racing
2. Simple stamper
3. I go for a week of scrapping, eattin and fun with 11 of my closest friends once a year
4. I have 2 furbabies, they are both Shih Tzu's and their names are Miss Dolly (6 yrs old) and Gidget (2 yrs old)
5. Love to go fishing with my hubby when he's home.
6. The only music I love is Country Music and the old 50's
7. I love to dance (don't do much of it, but love it)
8. One of my best friends and I have been friends since we were 6 mos old. (59.5 years) and my other best friend and I have been friends for 15+yrs

Now I'm going to pass this award onto the following gals with great blogs.


Ok, so this post is a long one. LOL Sorry!! Go by and see all the blogs. They have some pretty cool stuff posted.

That's it from me today. Have a great Sunday and a super Monday! THANKS so much for stoppin by!

Happy Stampin,
Lois

Friday, March 4, 2011

Anniversary Bliss



Good morning stamper friends! I hope this is finding ya'll doing well. Its a cloudy nice day here in SW MO, I think rain is in the air.

Today, I'm sharing a card that I made for a couple of anniversaries that I needed to get mailed. It features a SAB (Sale-A-Bration) set. If you don't have it, you gotta get it. Only takes a $50.00 to earn a FREE stamp set.

Details about my card are:
Stamp Set.....Bliss (SAB)
Cardstock.....Whisper White, Concord Crush and In Colors DSP (Hostess)
Ink....Concord Crush
Misc...Framed Tulips EB Folder, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Silver Pearls, Lrg Oval Punch, Pop Dots  and MS Border Punch

That's it from me today. Have a WONDERFUL day and THANKS so much for stoppin by.

Happy Stampin!
Lois

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Happy Hearts Day



Hello Stampin Friends,

Hope your Wednesday is going great. I had a busy busy day despite all the EXTRA snow that Mother Nature thought we needed. It's another bitter cold night here in SW MO. Stay warm! And YES got myself a new camera and I love it so far.

Tonights card is one I did for the LNS Challenge #107....Hearts Abound! I first seen a card over at SCS by Janarla way back in Nov. And thought it would make a great Valentines card by adding my own "touch" to it. You can see Janarla's card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1851055.
I hope you like my "touch" to already a CAS card.

Details:
Stamp Set........Northern Hearts 2010 Holiday Mini Hostess and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock....Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White
Ink.....Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink and Marker
Misc.....Heart to Heart Ex-Lrg Punch, Small Heart Punch, Popdots, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Red Glimmer Paper, Vintage Wallpaper EB Folder, Big Shot and Clear Rhinestones

That's it from me tonight, THANKS so much for stoppin by. Have a great evening, stay safe and warm.

HAPPY STAMPIN,
Lois

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

No Camera!!

Hi stamper friends,

Just wanted to stop in and let you know...I'll be back tomorrow with photos of cards and projects I've been doing or already have done. My camera went on the fritz. So I'll be buying a new one tomorrow.

Thank you for the emails regarding my surgery. I'm feeling very good and everyday just gets better. Thanks everyone, I do appreciate your concern.

See you tomorrow!

Happy Stampin!!!!
Lois

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Live, Laugh, Love

Good Morning Stampers. This was suppose to post on Thursday and I don't know why it didn't, will have to look into that. Seems that turning the BIG 6-0 isn't kind to me.  I had to have some surgery on Thursday, but I'm doing well...slow...but well. I hope to get back to stampin the first of the week. Today is a beautiful day here in SW MO! It's in the mid 60's...sun is shining. I think this is the last day for the nice weather. Back into the 20's with rain and snow on the horizon for the first of the week. Hope ya'll are having a great weekend.
So for this card...my inspiration came from Chat Wszelaki over at http://www.memystampsandi.blogspot.com/
I simply love her projects. I used the same layout, but different colors and elements.

Details for my card are...

Stamp Set.....Bold Blossoms and Live Love Laugh
Cardstock....Whisper White, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz and Hostess In Color DSP
Ink...Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz Marker
Misc....Pearls, Concord Crush Ribbon, Tasteful Trim Die, Big Shot and Popdots

That's it for now. Have a great Thursday! THANKS so much for stoppin by.

Happy Stampin,
Lois
Just a tidbit to think about....
Some people without brains, do an awful lot of talking.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Birdie Anniversary

Good morning stampers. What a nice day it's going to be. The sun is shining so bright. We are to get into the 40's and 50's this week. All our snow is melted, and for that I'm sad. I love the snow. I'm sure we're not done with winter yet. Hope ya'll are having a great day so far!

On with today's card. I needed a few Anniversary cards so I went looking for on line to find the perfect one for inspiration.  It's a CASE from 2 people.....Chat Wszelaki at Stampin Connection (demos only) and over at SCS Jenny Conrad http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1882113
I did make one change on it. I used a Marina Mist matt where the 2 girls used a Whisper White and an embossing folder. Thanks gals for an awesome card for my inspiration.

Details for my card are......

Stamp Set......A Word for You and Love You Much
Cardstock.....Whisper White, Kraft, Neutrals DSP, Marina Mist and Cherry Cobbler
Ink....Black Stazon, Basic Black and Marina Mist SU Markers
Misc...Nestie, Pearls, Heart to Heart Punch, Marina Mist Satin Ribbon, Flower Punch (retired, can't remember the nane of it)

That's it from me today. Have a wonderful Wednesday. THANKS so much for stoppin by.

Happy Stampin,
Lois

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Take a Spin Birthday

Good afternoon stampers! What a nice day here in SW MO...the sun is shining, but a bit brisk out, but all in all a great day! Hope ya'll are having a great day also.

Todays card was made for some birthdays that I needed to get done. And they are in the mail, so hope the girls like it. I REALLY love the Framed Tulip EB Folder, I can see more cards in my future using it. Take a Spin Stamp Set would make for a great childs card also.

Details for the card are:

Stamp Set.....Take a Spin
Cardstock.....Whisper White and Melon Mambo
Ink................Melon Mambo
Misc.............Framed Tulip EB Folder, Game Spinner Hands, Popdots, Melon Mambo Ribbon (retired) Nestie

That's it from me today. Have a great day and see ya tomorrow. THANKS so much for stoppin by.

Happy Stampin,
Lois