Thursday, May 31, 2007

~ What a Week! ~

This week started off somewhat slow and easy paced as I intended it to be ~ after all, I am another year younger :). I enjoyed a nice, relaxed morning with my stamping buddy, Anne.
We met at a local stamp shop to do their make and take, a rooster! She came out cute. When I got her home, I really dazzled her up with some stickles, one of my favorite embellishments, among primas, ribbons, brads...the collection is reaching proportionate heights...literally :)

I do not think that I have ever received so, so very many birthday cards for one birthday in my entire life...I will have to count them all...any of you that read this can take a wild guess???
In the next few days, I am hoping to take photos of some of my latest creations and one of the collection of birthday cards. I also enjoy sending birthday cards to people from the varying circles of friends that I belong to, and also randomly on the SCS website: It is a wonderful way to meet people whom enjoy the same hobby.

Well, it is getting late and I need to wind down another great day of living in the sunniest state in the country.

TTFN ~ Linda

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Sassy Stems ~ Wedding Wishes

Bon Jour!

Another fun project completed this morning! Tomorrow night my Dine n Swap group meets and each of us were to create eight wedding themed cards to swap. Not wanting to over do the card, the photo to the right is what transpired. I enjoyed the entire process, as always.

My DH got me Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 this past weekend. Yea!!! Another toy to play with. I need to spend some time learning what it can do...what I really wanted it for is to create my own personal watermark. Alas, I am happy than it can perform so many other wonderful, creative tasks, along with organizing some photos to place into my scrap books.

Au Revoir!

Thursday, May 10, 2007 my Stampin Buddy

Yesterday I was in the mood just to have some fun with paper. I thought of my stampin buddy, Anne and came up with the Dotts card. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

~ Dedication to Mom ~

This morning when I awoke, bright and early in anticipation of the landscapers coming to do some very much needed yard work around here...I gazed around my studio and thought to myself that I would use the time wisely and sit quietly and create my Mother's Day card for my beloved Mom.

The photo to the right is what came to be. The entire project came together quite effortlessly, which is sometimes amazing to me, because I know that I can take days or weeks to come up with a design for a card at times. I enjoyed working with Stampin Up's Provencal set, my Big Kick embossing template and gold embossing along with some pretty paper and fun embellishments.

The next project are some wedding themed cards to share with a group of lovely ladys at our Dine n Swap get together next week at My Big Fat Greek Restaurant in Mesa.

Will keep you all posted.

Happy Stampin...Au Revoir...

Monday, May 7, 2007

Notes de Chateau

Another day in Paradise, oops Arizona, where the sun shines more than three hundres days a year. I did not take very long for me to get used to the abundance of sunshine here just about fifteen years ago when this was to become my permanent home, more than likely for the rest of my life.

And, it has also brought much happiness into my life in ways that I could not imagine. As you all know, one of my recent discoveries has been this paper hobby that I am truly enjoying!
Recently, I am intertwining it with my love of France. I am thinking of creating some French phrases and putting them on a few cards that I am about to create for a few swaps in the near future. One of the phrases is: "Joyeau Anniversaire" which means Happy Birthday.
I already own a few Stampin Up sets that reflect French themes and contain a few familiar verses such as "Merci" and "Bon Jour" and "Mon Ami".

So, there you have it...a new tangent that I am embarking on in the next few days which could possibly lead to...who knows what else...which makes creating so much fun and an adventure truly unto itself.

Happy Stampin...Au Revoir!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

~ Tagged by a Stampin Buddy ~

Since I have been tagged by a fellow stampin buddy, I will need to share seven things about myself that some of you may not know...ok, here goes ~

1. The first time I fell in love was with a first cousin of mine when I was four years old.

2. Through most of High School, I was a real nerd. I think that I still am in some ways, oh well :)
I can not seem to get over my book/paper addiction :)

3. Listening to 80's music reminds me of when I was a mom with my two sons, Artie and Joseph.

4. Before I visited Arizona for the first time in 1991, I had no idea what it would be like, except
for having watched the Road Runner and Wylie Coyote in the's that one?

5. I am currently married to the Love of My Life, Ken. It is the marriage of my dreams, truly.

6. Friends may come and go, but the memories live forever in my heart.

7. Since I have started stamping seriously, I feel that I have opened up my life to some greater possibilities in that respect, that I had not discovered before. This is only the beginning and I am excited about the journey.

Now, if you have read through this, I am tagging you in turn. Send it to your friends and see what happens, you may get to know them a little better!

Au Revoir!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Spring in France

This morning I have been creating away with lovely papers, ribbons, primas, and ink, as is quite normal for me. Since I am studying the French language, I thought to myself, I need a new name for my blog and hope that you enjoy what I have come up with.

I am also thinking of having a blog candy contest, much like other papier artisan bloggers have on their sites. It will more than likely happen sometime towards the end of May.

So, if anyone happens to read this blog, leaves a comment, please also leave your current e-mail address and I will save them all and randomly choose the lucky winner! Of course, it will involve papier crafts :)

I am sooooo looking forward to this trip to France. I have read somewhere that recently there was a huge Stamping Convention over there, so I am assuming that there is a treasure grove of stamping and paper items just waiting for me to discover them.

TTFN ~ Love to You All...Au Revoir