Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Sweet Occasions!

I used my new sweet occasions set from Taylored Expressions. I got it with my cool christmas present. It was a gift certificate from Taylors store. I got lots of cool things. I love this doodlebug paper with the yummy stuff on it. I used PTI cardstock Hibiscus Burst. Colored the image with copic markers and added some stickles and ribbon. Also a few dew drops.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Birthday Flowers!

Here are my beautiful flowers I got from my hubby and daughter yesterday. Arent they pretty?
All I did yesterday on my birthday was stamp. I didnt leave the house or even change out of my jammies. It was great!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Shower Bug!

I wanted to make something fun and easy so I made this card. I actually cased it but I cant provide a link because I cant find it again. I can tell you tho it was made orginally by Inkspiration. I googled the name but couldnt find the card on her website. I changed it just a little. Coloring her wasnt easy but isnt she just adorable. I also love this ds paper. It is from the Basic Grey Lemonade collection. This is Shower Bug from Stamping Bella and so is the sentiment. You cantsee the sentiment very well but I thought it went great with the card.
I took the picture for this using my new camera I got yesterday for my birthday, which is today.
We went out to dinner at Red Lobster last night because Kati has to work tonight. I had peppercorn sirloin steak and lobster. It was delicious. Then we went and looked at some christmas lights. Today I took the day off work just for fun and I am planning on stamping and reading all day. Kati has me hooked on this new book from Terry Brooks I think. It is about fairys and dragons, and a magical kingdom. Last night I woke up at 12:30 when the heat coming on slammed the bedroom door closed and scared me. I couldnt go back to sleep so I read until about 2:00.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Pure Innocence!

Its so nice to make something other than a christmas card again. I have been waiting to play with this little gal. She is from My Favorite Things. One of the Pure Innocence stamp sets. I thought this would be a fun winter card. Although there is a flower on it but I think that Camillas will be opening up in January so I will just pretend that is what this flower is. I used a stampin up die to make the flowers. It is called Floral Fusion. The ds paper is from Jolly By Golly Smitten Mitten from Cosmo Cricket. I think it goes perfect with stampin ups in color papers Crushed Curry and Melon Mamba. I colored her with copic markers and glittered all the snow. Maybe making winter cards with snow will make it snow here. But probably not!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

My Pink Flocked Tree! Also TESC95

I started this little guy a few weeks ago. He was out cutting down pink flocked trees. I wish I had one for my house. I would probably have pink flocking all over the house. Instead I have glitter everywhere. This cute santa is from High Hopes. I colored him with copic markers and glittered the tree with candy pink sparkles from Our Craft Lounge. I used white sparkly glitter on his hat. The sentiment is from stampin up Best Yet. My ds papers are basic greys Eskimo kisses. I made 30 of these today, plus three loads of laundry in 8 1/2 hours. My back is really tired and I am ready for bed.
Also, I made this card for taylor expressions sketch challenge for this week. TESC95. I had to tweak it a little bit because the santa didnt fit across the top like I wanted.

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Tree Card!

Well, I havent had much to post lately. I have been too busy with orders for cards. My hubbys work has been keeping me pretty busy. He ordered christmas cards and his friend that I made baby annoucements for liked them so much his wife ordered two dozen more.
This weekend I am working on our family christmas cards so I can get them sent out on monday.
This is a card I made for my hubbys work. It is from the Lovely As A Tree set from stampin up. I think that is a set that will be around forever. It is a classic. The sentiment is also from stampin up's Best Yet set. (I think, my table is such a mess.) I used the cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, spellbinders oval nesties and my stampin up oval punches.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, December 11, 2009


Here's a picture of our fountain in our back yard. It has been so cold.
The blower on our furnace is still holding together but we dont know for how much longer. Of course they havent given us an estimate on the new blower yet. Hopefully, this one will last for awhile.
Happy Stamping and stay warm!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New Christmas Card!

Well, Christmas is close to two weeks away and I dont have any christmas cards made for myself. I was going to make this card. But now dont know if I will have time. My hubby needs cards for his work and I have to make 4 name cards for a co-worker. Also the birth annoucements I made a few weeks ago, the wife liked them so much and cant find anything like them so I will be making more of them hopefully. So I will be spending lots of time stamping this weekend but I do have to work on saturday also.
Its been a little chilly this week and with the weather getting in the teens this week at night our furnace decided to quit. The repair man was out at 7:30 last night and got it working for a little bit. It needs a new blower. He set it at a higher setting to make it work but we dont know how long it will last.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Quick Thank You!

I wanted to make a quick thankyou card for the christmas card order I got from my hubby's work. Quick and simple. So I came up with this card. I had received a store bought card at work and liked the style. I had to add a layer to my card tho because if I just stamped my image and on the white card base and colored it my copic markers would have gone thru to the inside. My flower image is from Gina K Designs. If I used her white cardstock I wouldnt have had to worry about it. Her videos say her cardstock is thicker and copic markers dont bleed thru. But everyone that uses copic markers say they are supposed to. Even at the copic marker class Marianne Walker said that. I think the Copic marker company even makes papers as thin as copy paper that Marianne recommended.
Anyway, the sentiment and little doodah under it is from Verve. It is my new set called Thankful accents.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Taylors Sketch Challenge

This is Taylors sketch challenge for this week. You can check out all her challenges over at She also has some new stamps available. They are really cute and some neat card kits also. I am hoping for a gift certificate for christmas or my birthday so I can order a couple of sets I have on my wish list.

Here is my card using Taylors sketch challenge. I have had this little snowman forever and just used him for the 1st time. I also used the Celebrate Everything set from stampin up. I have had this snowman paper for a year or two also. You cant see much of the snowmen but its really cute paper.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

1st College Course!

Sorry, no postings for awhile. I havent had time to do anything new. I have started on a pink flocked christmas card but that will have to wait. I got an order for some christmas cards I have to work on this weekend and have ready to go on monday.
GUESS WHAT! I just signed up for my first college course ever. I am excited. Its not anything really important. I am going to take a calligraphy class. Then if I dont have the exact sentiment I want I can just write my own. But I will get a little taste of college life. Maybe meet some new craft friends. It is once a week for almost 4 hours!!
I will keep you posted.
Have a good weekend!
Stamper Gyrl!