Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Atcs for June

I just wanted to share my atcs for my swap for June. Theme is PLACES. Once all the swaps are in, I will post a pic with all the players cards.
Next month there are new rules. You can check it out at: under ARTIST TRADING CARDS! It's open to anyone who would like to make art and swap with other artists! Contact me if you need more info!

Monday, June 15, 2009

I'm not a dessert maker...

Today Stacie invited me to her home for a last fun ladies day (tomorrow is the last day of school for the kids! and they get out early!) and I wanted to bring something special! A dessert... Something that looks and tastes great... however, A BAKER I AM NOT!

I ran across this recipe online at for STRAWBERRY PIE. We went to the strawberry fields on Sat and picked a bunch of fresh sun ripened berries and I had to do something with them. All you need is pie crust, strawberries, sugar, water and cornstarch. Add whipped cream when serving. You can find the recipe here. WOW! It tastes fresh, sweet and really was a HIT!
(I reduced the sugar to 2/3 a cup instead of the whole cup.)
I can't wait til peaches come in season so i can try the same thing with those fuzzy fruits!

Anyway, I just wanted to share my experience with this recipe. I loved it so much i came home and made a new one for my fam. It is chilling as we speak!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Altered Photo Atcs

My first altered photo ATCs! They are going out in the mail today!

Tile Coaster... God's Beauty

I was just spending some time playing this am... and made this tile coaster. Stamped with Stampin' Up hostess set - God's Beauty in Staz On ink and colored in using a blender pen and Stampin' Pastels. The color is very vibrant. Just love it!
For the final step, I will seal it with a matte or glossy spray varnish. (you can get that at any hardware store.)
Anyway, I had joined a altered photo atc swap a while ago and they are due soon, so that's what I'm working on today. This is my first attempt at altering a photograph, so I am a little anxious.

Hope you are having a great day!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Baby Cards!

Just a couple more cards! off to the Muse tomorrow!
For every boy card there must be a girl card!

Tomorrow we are supposed to go on my daughter's field trip to the zoo. The weather forecast is 70% chance of rain... perhaps with thunder and lightening. I hope it doesn't storm. Rain we can handle!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

more Birds!

I am really loving my time stamping these days. I feel more free and not pressured by time... for now. Looking forward to the summer with kids and enjoying each day...
(can you believe there are only 10 days of school left!?!)
Here's one of many cards I made today...
Ok... Back to the drawing board!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Father's Day card!

I made several more Father's Day Cards for Art Partners and The Muse. I can't believe how quickly this year is flying by.

Don't forget to scroll down to the post from earlier today. there's info there on retired SU list and pre-ordering your new 2009-2010 Catty!

See ya!

Just a Quickie today... info!

Two big STAMPIN UP things:

FIRST : I have posted the LAST CHANCE Accessories items list for the 2009 Spring/Summer Catty on my website. You can also access it directly for real time in stock/out of stock list at my SU site- (you can also order the items direct from there and ship direct to you). CHECK IT OUT ASAP! The sale is only until supplies run out! And there are items up to 50% off!!!

SECOND: I am now taking PRE-ORDERS for the 2009-2010 Idea book and Catalog . The regular price is $9.95+tax and ship. I sell these preordered to my customers for $5+ $4.95 shipping - if needed. Or just pick it up for no ship charge - of course!)
Just shoot me a comment or email and I will put you on the list. This offer is for my customers only. my email address is

That's it for now. Have a great one!