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Monday, February 28, 2011

Hello Monday!

Hello Ladies!! I have finally taken pictures of my cards and that means the next 5 postings are in the bag! I will be posting tomorrow to share the adorable stamp of the month to start off the new month, I dont usually post on tuesday so come back!!

Hope your Monday is going GREAT, today is my husbands birthday and I have taken the day off to spend with him. He wants to see Hall Pass, and I dont but since its his birthday I will sit through it. Also this means dinner out and I am off for the night WOOHOO!!

Meet my card...

Is that not the best color combo? I am so in like with this set!! This card was created at my Stampa-a-Palooza workshop. I used one of my favorite tags to create, I beleive I learned that from Nichole Heady. I add some dimension to the flowers by cutting them out and popping them off the paper, I really like adding dimension to my cards and layouts. Just some simple layering and layering of the scallops which I also like to do!

Later Gator

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The sweetest thing

Well it is isnt it? This is a new set from CTMH called Baby Love, and I am in like with it!! I cant wait to create more with it:) This is one of the cards created at my Stampa-a-Palooza this past saturday. We had a really good time, I had my first male guest. He attended with is LOVE, he would have put any seasoned stamper to shame. He did so well on time, speed and problem solving A+. He didnt need any guidance from me , his cards were impecable. Yep it was his first time stamping!

Workshop= lots of cards to share including what I didnt share last week. Please come back, I know I have been slacking BUT work has been kicking my butt. I am planning a GIVE AWAY also.

Stampers meet my card....

This style may look familar I have created it before and I really liked it. The polka dots may look familar also, I have created this method a few times as well. You can proably tell its a favorite technique! I thinks its a classic style that you cant go wrong on.

All supplies used by CTMH, except for the ribbon (dash & dots by Michaels)

Monday, February 14, 2011


Oh My its been so long. let me say that I am exhausted every day, and there seems to not be enough time in the day. I have a assignment at work that drains everything out of me, I am considering stepping down from part of that assignment. I am waiting to see how things go this week, there may be light at the end of the tunnel. I did manage to crank out some special cupcakes for the 3 men in my life. Hubby in turn picked up some Thai take out, so my valentine gift was a night off from kitchen duty!

I do have some art to photograph and upload, I actually forgotten about those cards and other goodies. Silly me.

Meet my card..

This card was from my Humbled Artist group. We were asked to take a theme stamp set and create something opposite of the theme. This was a bit challenging and made me get out of the box!
Have 7 layers of cardstock in one place
use glitz or glitter
use 2 different embellishments

I chose to use the Tannebaum set its a christmas theme and I took the whimsical tree and turned it upside down and made a banner out of it. I threaded hemp through the banner and added brads. I added glitz as dots on the banner for dimension and added some bling. I used the birhtday script from my pennants set.
I used christmas papers

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CHA goodies

I found out my friend Samara was going to CHA and I teased with her about taking me and to stop torturing me with her updates on facebook. I went about my saturday BUT that night about 7 pm, Samara sent me a message to call her ASAP. Actually she sent me and another friend a message to call her. So I call her and her voice mail picks up and I leave her a message. She calls back and says....

Samara "Jamia what are you doing tomorrow"

Me "Nothing"

Samara " Do you want to go to CHA"

Me " Heck yeah"

So she picked me up at 8 AM sunday morn!!

I felt like a kid waiting on Christmas morning, couldnt sleep all night. When I walked in the convention center I was floating. Even though I couldnt buy a thing It didnt matter, just being around all that paper, ribbons, stamps and accessories was just as good !! The art work was incredible, some of the booths were too darn cute. I didnt take my camera because Samara said they were kinda strict about it, but I saw several point and shoots. I managed to snap a few with my phone, I will try uploading them ( never uploaded from my phone before).

Our first stop was the Cricket booth, where we made this make n take

We received this little guy, he's 5 this year! There running a contest, you take a picture of your little cricket in fun, creative places and enter to win BIG.

We also recieved this premeir issue!

Here's some of my loot, I didnt get nearly as much as Samara did on Saturday. Samara writes reviews for a stamping magazine and so thats were her HUGE load of free goodies came in.

I have a ton of catalogs!

Some of them were packaged so nicely.

I picked up many new tote bags. It became addictive and I had to have one if they were offering them, kinda like the catalogs.

There were lots of make n takes, I didnt do nearly as many has I wanted. I saw Emily from Stamping Bella, Elizabeth Kartchner writer of 52 scrapbook challenges and designer of the Dear Lizzy line of scrapbooking goodies, and the owner of Spellbinders. Didnt see Angie of Unity or Tim Holtz. Now if I can just get to Chicago this summer for the summer CHA show which includes the super show (open to the public, RETAIL SHOPPING!)