Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chef Linzy = Gilli Chef

Good Morning! Today I am posting a special card, one that has been "imagined" for several months now. Ever since this adorable Gilli stamp came out I knew I would have to buy it! She looks just like my daughter, Linzy, who just happens to be a chef!

This week she went to Detroit for a few days of extensive training for new menu items her restaurant will be serving. She works for a well-known chain of exclusive restaurants and makes the most amazing Italian food you've ever tasted! They pair it with a wonderful Chianti and the whole dining experience is always total enjoyment. We go there only as a special IS a little beyond our price-range, but always worth the "splurge"!

So I finally made this little "Congratulations" card for Linz to let her know how proud we are of her and to acknowledge all her hard work.
Linz may not like it but I can't resist putting a picture of her on here so you can see what I mean about the Gilli image being so perfect for her. You can't see it in the picture but she does have long blonde hair!

So a quick list of "ingredients" for my card:
Stamped image- Gilli Chef (from
Stamped sentiment- Congratulations (from
Cardstock- from my stash
Flowers & stamped image on the inside- I need to do a little research to remember" where I got them!
The chef's whole white outfit is covered with Stickles!

And I AM entering this card in Anary's challenge at The challenge is #12- "Anything Goes".

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Clean & Simple Summer Flowers Card

This evening I made a card for 2 challenges: the "Clean & Simple" Challenge at and the "Summer Flowers" challenge at This card went together almost by itself! It was THAT easy! Of course, having those pretty flowers from StampingScrapping ready to just glue on DOES help to simplify the process! The flowers are from the "Flowers, etc.-Red & Yellow" set. The buttons are from my stash. The green cardstock is from Die Cuts With a View and the "grass" paper is from ProvoCraft. I used Memento Ink (Bamboo Leaves) and 3 Stampin' Up stamps (leaves, stem, & sentiment). The ribbon is from a remnant bin at my local fabric store. I used lots of Glue Dots to adhere the flowers and the bow. I LOVE Glue Dots!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

New Camera Finally!!

Yes, after complaining endlessly about my "old" sad camera I finally purchased a new one last week. I got a Nikon Coolpix S6100 with touch screen, 7x zoom, and 16.0 Megapixels. I have been practicing taking pictures quite a bit but haven't worked my way through the "User's Guide" yet. So far I am very happy with it! The pictures of the "Joshy" b-day card were taken with that camera. The Macro Mode works great!
Here is a picture of a pretty "dish garden" my sister made for me for my birthday. I love how accurate the colors are, even using flash. And nice clear detail.

Wow! Blogger is CRAZY today!

It took forever to get on here and Blogger keeps giving me "Service Unavailable ERROR 503" messages. Sure hope they can fix it soon!
I'm trying to post the main picture of the card I made for the "Make a Splash" challenge. The items I used are: HouseMouse stamp "Feeling Rosey" (altered, added hand drawn inner tube in place of the tea cup!) colored w/ colored pencils, the solid textured cardstock is from Best Occasions, the puffy alphabet stickers are from EK Success, the water-splash stickers are from Mrs. Grossman's, there are lots of Icicle Stickles by Ranger on almost everything, and the "water" print paper and rhinestones are from my stash. Now I will try to upload the picture.     ....well, it worked! I was even able to add it to the original post.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mouse Makes a Splash!

After almost a whole month I am finally posting a new card...this one is for the House-Mouse challenge #99 at called "Make a Splash".  The card was for my grandson's birthday on June 28....he turned 4 years old!  We didn't get a chance to celebrate it until July 7 so I made the card the day before (of course!) 
Well, Blogger is not letting me upload my photos any looks like they have a new system for uploading now...I don't think I like it!! So all I have so far is a close-up of some of the details. I will try to add another picture tomorrow, along with the info on what I used on this card.
Ok, I was finally able to upload this picture. The info/list of ingredients is in the next post because I was not able to edit this post until now. Sorry for the inconvenience!
My grandson, Josh really liked the card. They have a pool and he is learning to like swimming more each time he goes in the water! Tomorrow is the first day of swimming lessons!