Good Monday morning!  Just a quick note before I start my day.  In particular, this is more for my subscribers that don’t necessarily click through to my blog all the time.  Over the weekend I changed a few things on my blog, hopefully to help you find things easier.

Not only did I make a new banner . . . yes, I actually made it all by myself.  I finally purchased  Photoshop and in trying to learn some of the features, I decided to play around with a new banner.  I liked it so much, that I couldn’t help but use it.   I also broke down my posts into more categories such as those for gift boxes, altered art, tag art, notebooks, etc.  I hope this helps all of you find what you are looking for easier.

I’m still working on adding new categories and getting the cross-references made and will do so as time allows (mainly when I’m doing absolutely nothing in front of the television late at night).

Let me know what you think and if I can add any categories that you would like to see!

Good morning!  I hope everyone had a great day yesterday and you’re on course for another today!  I have some more  new stamps that I want to share with you today.  I’ve known about DeNami Design forever.  Every time I’m at a show, either working or shopping on my own, I always see their booth, walk in and browse around a bit, but have never purchased anything.  My friends love their stamps and always leave with something they have gotten there.  Of course, their style varies from mine, and I haven’t found a way to work the DeNami Design images into my style . . .  until now!

While at the Loveland show, I had the great pleasure of finally meeting Nami, owner of DeNami Design, and got to spend a great deal of time talking with her.  She is just as sweet and adorable as her designs, and is she ever talented.  All the samples in her booth are hers and wow are they fabulous!  When leaving the show, Nami asked me to see what I could do with some of her images.  Another challenge to incorporate clean, simple and classic into a somewhat eclectic style.  Well let me tell you . . .  I had a ball today incorporating those images with my style! 

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The background panel was repeatedly stamped with one image, the solid filigree, using Ranger Clear Resist ink.  Once the images were dried, and using the Wrinkle Free Distress technique the paper was colored with Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Another piece of watercolor paper was colored in the same way, and then the main image was embossed gold and water colored.  The tag at the bottom was done the same way and is tied onto the card with a vintage button from my collection.  I even finished the inside . . .

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something I don’t often get to do!

I’m really enjoying taking images that are clean and simple and show them in a different way . . . distressed, shabby and grungy.  It just goes to show me, and you as well, that all images can be worked in so many different ways.  We just have to look at them with a different creative slant.

I hope you have a fabulous day and try looking at some of your stamps in a different light. If you do, I would love to see what you’ve done . . . come back and leave me a link.

Thanks for stopping by!

Well, I’m back!  I finally got into the studio and worked on my WACKY WEDNESDAY Challenge card!  Candy is the hostess this week and her challenge to you and the Red-Hot Mommas is to use bling.  Check it out on the Rubbernecker Blog and play along with us!  The bling I decided to use is the new Ranger Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

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They are on the snowflake and thankfully it looks like the snowflake has been handled over the years and the glitter has worn off!

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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Well, here it is Wednesday . . . Smiley from millan.net . . .  and I’m not the least bit prepared for anything I’m supposed to be prepared for!  Confusing?  It is for me too! Smiley from millan.net 

Mr. Rubbernecker drove the trailer into Louisville yesterday afternoon and from 2:30 or so, I was busy until 9:30.  I got Mr. Rubbernecker to the airport, amidst traffic snarls on the interstate, around 4’ish and by the time I got back home, I had just enough time to get ready for sorority.  I decided on the way home from the church, that it was just too late to go into the studio and stamp for the WACKY WEDNESDAY  Challenge.  I suppose I should have held up on the box I posted Tuesday for Wednesday . . . a little too late now! Smiley from millan.net

So, here’s what’s gonna happen!  Today is the Rubbernecker Stamps WACKY WEDNESDAY Challenge.  Candy is the hostess and you can check out her challenge on the Rubbernecker Blog.  Because there was some confusion last week on a checkout code, even I was confused, Smiley from millan.net we want to make things simple.  If you upload a card to the Rubbernecker Blog in the WACKY WEDNESDAY Challenge post, you can use the code WW and receive a 10% discount on your entire order!  We are still giving away a 40% discount code each week, but it is such a simple way to get 10% off!  Please check out the challenge and play along with us this week!

I’ll be back later with my challenge card.

Hey it’s Tuesday!  Good morning!  I had such a great day yesterday playing with the shitzes, moving furniture around and basically just putzing around the house.  It was such a lazy day but I actually got some things done that needed doing.  I also started trying on some old clothes in my closet and am tickled I kept those “too small” jeans, etc.  Because they’re not “too small” anymore!  Some of them are even a “little too big.”  WOO HOO!  I’m slowly getting to that 30 lbs lost and have no intention of quitting anytime soon.  Since January, I have been on a “gluten free” eating plan (notice I say eating plan because this is not a diet).  I have come to realize that for my health and well being, I must strictly keep myself in check with cookies, cakes, pies, bread, etc.  Mallory also went on a gluten free diet this summer and her desire to have breads and cookies have enabled me to find many gluten free choices at the health food stores.  For both of us, gluten free has become a way of life and healthy living.  This isn’t something we have chosen because we want too . . . it is a medical must.  It’s amazing how much better you can feel, even when you don’t realize you feel bad to begin with!

Didn’t mean to babble about that, but that’s just where my mind was running for a few minutes.  Maybe because I was looking for a pair of black pants to wear right before I sat down to write this post.  Yes . . . . that must be it!

The project I have to share with you today is actually another sample for one of my classes.  I never grow tired of making these little boxes  . . . they are so damned versatile!

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Mallory asked for one of these to use on her desk at school, so I suppose I better be looking for some fun and funky paper for hers. 

I leave you with one final thought:

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says “Oh Crap, She’s up!”

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