Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Update on Janet...

I have really good news to share with all of you... My dad called me this morning to tell me that Janet came out of surgery and is doing really well! After openning her up, they found that the mass was a water filled cyst and that it was not cancer! YEA!!! Thank you sincerely for ALL of the really sweet comments and emails, it really means a lot!

I also would like to thank ALL of you that left the sweetest emails/comments on Hannah! It was really sweet of ALL of you and it brought tears of joy to my eyes, REALLY!!!

Hope all of you are enjoying your week, I am off to stamp.

Stamping hugs to ALL,

Monday, April 28, 2008

Hannah in the Hospital...

Just wanted to say thank you for ALL of your sweet comments and emails, it really means a lot!!! Hannah got really bad Sunday morning so we took her to the ER. They immediately started an IV and drew blood to check to see how dehydrated she was. It was pretty bad, as much as I pushed fluids it still was not enough. We went from this to this...
Hannah was admitted and she stayed overnight. Since she got the IV and some medicine for her tummy, she was much better today and we got to come home. Hannah is gettting better with every hour and pretty soon I will be taking pictures of her sweet little face smiling and playing again.

I will have some fun cards to post in the next day or two. Once Hannah is better, we are going back to the hospital with some cards and fun altered items for ALL of the nurses that took care of Hannah while she was sick!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Friday, April 25, 2008

Sweet & Yummy...

Happy Friday... Its been a LONG week and I think it's going to turn into a very LONG weekend too! Hannah, my four year old, now has what Jake had and to make matters worse, Mom might have it too! There are 6 of us, 1 down 5 to go... Thankfully my husband has Sunday, Monday & Tuesday off. Lets just hope no one else gets sick!

I wanted to download these earlier with the Mothers & Daughters Creations Design Team but I was to busy with Hannah. This will be quick but I promise once everyone is better, I will have some really fun stuff to giveaway...

I just LOVE this fun paper called "Sugar" by Memory Box, it can be found at Mothers & Daughters Creations.

If you get a chance be sure to stop by Tamara, Lynda & Maria's Blog to see their fun creations.

Recipe - Stamps: Cupcake Hero Arts Paper Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Patterned Paper "Sugar" by Memory Box Ink: Black Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities from Cut At Home, Copic Markers, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and all of your wishes & prayers for Janet! Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

SFYTT Cards For Janet...

Here is another card I designed using Jen Del Muro's Saturday Sketch. If you would like to play, here is the sketch. If you upload in the Splitcoast Gallery, please put SFYTT in the keywords.

I will be sending this card to my sister Janet who will be going into surgery early next week. If you could please say a little prayer for her.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

SC173 For My Sister Janet...

Hello & Thanks for stopping by,
I have some sad news to share with all of you... I was working on some cards for the week when all of a sudden the phone rang, it was my dad calling to tell me that my older sister Janet is going in for surgery next Tuesday. (Their are 6 of us, Julie, Janet, Jeffrey, Jennifer, Jodi & Gus) While visiting the doctor for her normal yearly check up, they found a baseball size mass in her lower abdominal. The doctors aren't going to waste any time taking a biopsy, they are going to operate immediately. I will have more to share with you a week from tonight. If you could, please keep Janet in your prayers.

I created this card for today's Sketch Challenge "SC173". This card along with some goodies will be heading to my sister's tomorrow.

You can find this Basic Grey paper at "Mothers & Daughters Creations"

Recipe - Stamps: Always Paper: Basic Grey "Surgared", Chocolate Chip Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: Round Corner Punch, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by,

CC163 Birthday ALL Year Long...

I created this card using this week's Color Challenge "CC163". You are to use Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink & Certainly Celery in your card. I LOVE this color combination so much I will be using it for most of the challenges this week!

I'll be be sending this card to a friend of mine on Splitcoast, she is trying to celebrate her Birthday everyday this year! :) If you want bigger hint, she is in my Blog roll & LOVES Pickles (I think) LOL :)

I only gave it away because she knows that this card is for her. Amy challenged me to use my Copics so I took the fun challenge. What do you think? What are your thoughts about the Copic markers?
Nestabilities can be found at Cut At Home, Sign up for the VIP Coupon and save 40%.

Recipe - Stamps: Cupcake by Hero Arts (My Favorite, can you tell LOL) Paper: Close to Cocoa Prints, Pretty in Pink, White PTI Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: Ribbon, Round Corner Punch, Copics Markers, Rectangle Nestabilities -Cut At Home

Please stop by a little later, I will have some other fun cards to share with all of you.

Card Winners...

Hello & Happy Tuesday...
I am sorry I did not post the winner from the 21st but my little guy is still sick with the stomach flu. He does seems to be better this morning and is now finally drinking a full cup of liquid and actually ate a little toast, YEA! Here are the winners for these 2 cards...

Congratulations Velta you are the winner for this card. Please email me your address and I will get this for this card out to you. :) jdmeyer6@sbcglobal.net

Congratulations Linsey, you are the winner for this card. Please email me your address and I will get this card out to you. :) jdmeyer6@sbcglobal.net
Please stop by soon, I will have other cards to giveaway& a BIG Thanks to everyone that left sweet comments, it really means a lot!

Monday, April 21, 2008

NEW Stamps From Cut At Home...

Just wanted to share some fun cards I designed for Cut At Home. I am using the NEW Bosskut clear stamps called Buggies. They come in 3 different styles and are super cute to use! If you like the stamps, Cut At Home also carries the Bosskut Buggy dies. Here are 3 samples to start with.

I left this card blank for a quick. The patterned paper is from DCWV called Nana's Nursery.

This is a pocket card with a pull out tag. I embossed the background using the Cuttlebug embossing folder Polka Dots.

The fun sentiments were created using my computer, I printed them on a sheet of whisper white cardstock. Just for a little fun detail, I added the polka dot ribbon from May Arts.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

FS63 Cupcake Birthday...

Happy Sunday and thanks for stopping by...

I created this card for today's Featured Stamper Challenge "FS63". Silke has a Gallery full of amazing cards but this was the card that inspired me. If you would like to check out more of Silke's cards, please visit her beautiful Gallery.

Sorry for not posting this weekend but my little guy has been sick with the stomach flu. The only good thing about him being sick is we got a ton of snuggle time in and our house actually stayed clean! LOL :)

Recipe - Stamps: Cupcake Hero Arts Paper: Basic Grey "Cupcake", Ruby Red, Whisper White Ink: Black Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon, Cuttlebug, Circle Punches

Hope all of you have a great week, I will have more cards to share with you tomorrow!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Mojo #33 Fabulous Anniversary...

Hello and thanks for stopping by...

I created this card for Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch "Mojo #33". Julee creates a sketch every week so if you are looking for more sketch challenges, you will LOVE hers!!!
Today's card is for friends of ours. They will be celebrating their 20th Wedding Anniversary and since they got married down in Hawaii, I thought this paper was perfect for their card. I used the stamp set Anniversary Birds from Verve Visual, its one of my favorite! The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up! called Spring Break. Just to give the card a little more detail, I cut out some flowers from the paper and added them to the bottom right corner.
Tomorrow, I will be posting cards using stamps and paper from Mothers & Daughters Creations.
Thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet comments!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Big Brother 9 Clip... Natalie is Evicted...

Well some of you know I am a HUGE Big Brother fan! I am sad to see Natalie go only because Natalie gave Shelia HOH and told Natalie she was safe! WOW... NEVER give someone HOH, you are never safe and you can ONLY count on yourself!

So who is left in the BB house, Ryan who is now HOH, Adam, Sheila and Sharon (the mole). I can't believe that Ryan voted to keep Sharon over Natalie, in my opinon, NOT a very good move! So who do I think will win/who do I want to win?... Adam would be my choice!

If you are a Big Brother fan, watch for more posts on my Blog... Since there is only 2 weeks left, I will be posting or should I say venting more clips.

Thanks for stopping by and I would LOVE to hear from you...

Verve Visual Honored Guest Challenge #2

Happy Wednesday & thanks for stopping by...

Here is my entry to the Verve Guest Designer Challenge #2 for the month of June. You are to design a long card using this sketch. You must use at least one Verve Visual stamp on the card and ALL Entries are due by April 30, 2008.

Card Giveaway... If you would like to win this card, please leave me a comment and I will pick a winner on April 22nd.

Recipe - Stamps: Anniversary Birds by Verve Visual Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, SU Spring Break Ink: Soft Sky Accessories: Cuttlebug, SU Soft Sky Ribbon, Circle Punch

Thanks for stopping by,

SC172 Beautiful Silhouettes...

Today's card is for this week's Sketch Challenge "SC172". If you would like to WIN this card, please post a comment and I will pick a winner on April 21st.

Recipe - Stamps: Always Paper: Soft Sky, PaperTrey White, Spring Silhouettes Ink: Soft Sky, Craft White Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Corner Round Punch, SU Pretties Kit
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Cards For June...

Its late so I won't be posting the recipe until tomorrow. These two cards are for the Color Challenge "CC162". For the top card I combined 2 challenges in 1, Cindy's weekly MFT Challenge and this week's Color Challenge "CC162". I will post more information in the morning.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, April 13, 2008

FS62 Thank You Berry Much...

I created this card for today's Featured Stamper Challenge "FS62". I bought this NEW paper from Archivers yesterday, its called Nana's Nursery by DCWV. After viewing the Featured Stamper's Gallery, I noticed some of her cards done with strawberries, I thought this paper would be perfect, here is the card that inspired me.
Recipe - Stamps: Green Thumb by Papertrey, Label Classics Paper: Wild Wasabi, Papertrey White, Nana's Nursery Ink: Wild Wasabi Accessories: Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by,

Mojo #32 Mojo Madness Contest...

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Thanks for stopping by... Today's card is for Julee's Mojo Madness Contest "Mojo32". You are to create a card using this sketch and there will be TWO lucky winners. If you want to play, you have upload your card by today at 8 PM Eastern.
For the background of this card, I embossed it using the textile embossing folder from Cuttlebug. The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up! called Spring Silhouettes. The flower is also from stampin' Up! from the Pretties Kit.

Please stop by a little later, I am off to stamp today's Featured Stamper Challenge...

Friday, April 11, 2008

Michael Johns - Dream On...

Just want to post a little something about Michael Johns who was my favorite this season on American Idol. Michael unfairly got kicked off of Amercian Idol last night, not really sure what happened except he won't be on the stage next week where he should be!!!

Let this be a lesson, VOTE because if you don't some one else will win!

Michael if you find your way(some how) to my Blog, I will be the first to buy your album! :)

BIG hugs,

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Winner For The Baby Card Giveaway...

Congratulations Viv, you are the lucky winner! Please email me your address, so I can get your card in the mail ASAP! jdmeyer6@sbcglobal.net

Hugs & Smile,

A Card For June...

Hello & Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you are ALL having a better day then the mid-west!!! Its been raining here ALL day and I guess it will continue throughout the weekend! Since the house is picked up and the kids have eaten, I got a little stamping time in. For those that emailed me, I will try to get those answered and sent out a little later today.
Today's card was designed for my My Step-Mom June. Along with this card, the kids and I created a little care package for Grandma and will be mailing it out tomorrow.
I am going to try and get some more cards done today, So please stop by a little later I will be announcing the Winner for the Baby card.
Recipe - Stamps: Always Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Spring Silhouettes Ink: Soft Sky, White Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Round Corner Punch, Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Hardware, Pretties Kit
Have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Idol Gives Back 2008...

So the family & I were watching American Idol tonight and were deeply touched for the second season of Amercian Idol Gives back. We were truly touched by all the stories and wish for world awareness. If you would like to give back please click on this link and you too can make a difference.

Enjoy the Carrie Underwood video, Click here for the lyrics.

SC171 Soft Hello's...

Happy Wednesday...

Today's card is for this week's Sketch Challenge "SC171". Lisa is this week's Guest Host for the Sketch Challenge and for such a simple sketch, there have been some pretty amazing cards.

For the sky background on my card, I punched out a scalloped circle. Starting at the bottom of the background piece, take the scalloped circle and sponge and wipe the ink upwards on both the circle and the white background piece.

I have a question for all of my blog friends. How are my pictures, are they brighter? I have been changing the exposure setting. You too can have brighter pictures, click on Gina K's Tutorial for more instructions.

Recipe - Stamps: Always Paper: Close to Cocoa, Caribbean Blue, Whisper White Ink: Close to Cocoa, Cool Caribbean Accessories: Ribbon, Scalloped Circle, Scalloped Ovals

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

SFYTT Happy Birthday Cupcake...

Here is a fun card I designed using Jen Del Muro's weekly sketch. Since pink is one of my favorite colors I was inspired by the Hostess Prints Pack paper from Stampin' Up!. If you get a chance and would like to see more samples done with this sketch, click here. Thanks Jen for this fun sketch.

Recipe - Stamps: Cupcake Hero Arts Paper: Black, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Prints Pack Ink: Black, Whisper White Accessories: Flower Punch, SU Brads, Round Corner Punch

Thanks for stopping by,

CC161 You Are So Lovely...

Happy Tuesday...

Today's card is the this week's Color Challenge "CC161". The colors are to use Real Red, Glorious Green & Night of Navy. I found this challenge to be challenging but who doesn't like a good challenge?! Since the colors had green and red in it, I knew I would be safe using a foral image.
I have been working on a bunch of RAK's (Random Acts of Kindness) so I will be sending this card out. Would you like to send out some RAK's to our troops, click here for more details.

Recipe - Stamps: Garden Silhouettes & En Francais Paper: Night of Navy, Glorious Green, Real Red & Whisper White Ink: Night of Navy, Glorious Green & Real Red Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Creative Memories Oval, SU Ribbon, SU Hardware, Color Spritz Tool

Please stop by later I will have another card to share with all of you.

Monday, April 7, 2008

TLC163 Soft Silhouettes...

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful emails and kind wishes. My arm is not getting better but I can not stand to not stamp! Its kind of gloomy here and super windy so we won't be going outside to play. So what else is a girl to do but stamp!

This card is for the Technique Lover's Challenge "TLC163". You are to create a card with 2 or more layers of ribbon. I left my card without a sentiment so I can use it for any occasion.

Recipe - Stamps: Always Paper: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Spring Sihouettes, Vellum Ink: Whisper White Accessories: White EP, Heat Gun SU Flower Punch, SU Pretties Kit, Ribbon, Silver Cord

Have a wonderful week,