Hey y’all!  I hope you had a good start to your week . . . I took the pups to the groomer and spent the rest of the day working in the studio.  One good thing . . . I now have sweet smelling pups!

I want to share one more card made with Stately Flowers 2 with you today.  This time I colored the Hawthorne image with Copic Markers.


The paper is Graphic 45 Le’Romantique and the seam binding is dyed with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.

For this card, and you can see the overlapping black and pink cardstock on the front, the black is actually the back of the card.  The pink layer is slipped into a fold in the black.  I have plans on working up a tutorial of this one for you in a few days.  The bad thing is I decided to stitch the designer paper to the cardstock and then I had the stitching on the back.  I didn’t like seeing that when I opened the card, so I covered the stitching with another layer of the designer paper.  I don’t know that I like that either . . . so no tutorial today.  I want to work out the kinks first!

That’s all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by today and remember . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures that come your way!


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Good Monday morning!  I hope y’all had a good weekend.  After lunching and shopping with my girls on Saturday, I found some time to work in the studio.  Now that it’s all clean and all!  I spent a couple days last week putting away all the Christmas decorations and cleaning up my CHA messes.  It sure it nice to have a clean room without a path leading into it.

Before I left for CHA, I received a note from Melanie Muenchinger, stamp designer for Gina K. Designs.  She had noticed that I was from the Kentucky area and wanted to know if I was interested in her set Stately Flowers 2, which has a Goldenrod image, the State Flower of Kentucky.  Well of course I said yes!

Here’s my first card with this set.


The image was embossed with Ranger’s Queen’s Gold embossing powder and then water colored with Tombow Markers.   The paper is from Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934.   I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect match for Goldenrod.

I have to admit here that I had this huge post written all about my girls and our recent weather.  However, when I went to post it to my blog, Live Writer crapped out on me and I lost my post.

Friday’s weather was absolutely uncanny.  Here at my house we didn’t have that first drop of rain, but not even 5 miles up the road tornados!  I’ll tell ya . . . I love storms.  Love to listen to them, watch them, etc.,  but I was a little edgy all day Friday.  I had the local weather on staying updated and our tornado siren (at the end of my street) was going off about every 5 minutes.  Mallory was already home for break and I had her in the basement with the dogs (all of them scared of storms), water, flashlights, etc., just in case.  I worried about Kate who was working north of us, where the tornados were.  All the students had left for the day but as they were in route, the sirens went off.  The bus drivers turned around and headed back to the school where they were able to get the students into a safe area.  Thankfully they were all safe and protected.   The tornado that had been spotted by her town headed north a few miles and completely devastated the town and the school (where she taught her first year).  If you haven’t already seen some of the sights on the news, here’s a link to some Google images.   Friday was also Kate’s 26th birthday . . . for some reason I can always associate her birthdays with certain events.  On her 2nd and 16th birthdays, Mr. Stodgy found himself in the hospital.  It was also her 2nd birthday when I found out I was pregnant with Mallory.  Now I’ll remember her 26th birthday with the storms.

Mallory and I spent Sunday getting some clothes together to drop off for some of Kate’s students that did lose their home.  So many have been devastated with loss and the outpouring of prayers, aid and support from the surrounding communities has been remarkable.

To shorten this post, I’ll included Mallory’s update later.

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Smiley from millan.net Happy Thursday!  I’m today getting my laundry done and packing to leave tomorrow morning.  I’m sure I told you, BUT. . . if you are in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area, I’ll be demonstrating in the Rubbernecker Stamp Booth this coming weekend at the 1st Annual Fall Rubber Stamp Show at the Expo New Mexico State Fairgrounds.  If you happen to be at the show, please come by and say HI!

Not too long ago, a close family friend asked me to make her some cards.  She knew exactly what she wanted and for whom she wanted it for.  It pleases me when I get to make cards, with just that right touch of humor, for someone special. Smiley from millan.net

This card was for her mother, who happens to love leopard and well . . . enough said.

 KP 38 long

The sentiment on the next card is the most important thing about the card.  It was for a friend that recently had surgery (yes, some female surgery).

KB Pucker Up

This last card, I honestly can’t remember who it was for.  I do vaguely remember however, there was something about being 50+ years old, toe shoes and being flexible.

KP toe shoes

Well, that’s all I have today . . . how I love a bit of twisted humor!  I hope you have a great day!

Good morning! Smiley from millan.net Are you ready for some fun? A little humor? Some slightly twisted humor? I KNOW I AM! It truly has been a very long time since I have sat down to stamp and intentionally make a twisted card! Since I started thinking about this, I’ve become a little overjoyed actually – some fun stamping, just for the heck of it! Smiley from millan.net

I calling for all you twisted stampers! You know who you are! Anyone who wants to stamp for the fun of it and add a little humor to your stamping. Please join me for the very first . . . Twisted Humor Challenge!

The important thing about this challenge is to simply have fun and enjoy what you are stamping! All you have to do, is make a card and upload it to your online gallery and/or blog. Come back here, and post a link so that we can all enjoy your creations! There is no time limit either. To make it simple, if you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use keyword THC1. Hopefully there won’t be any conflicts with that keyword (crossing my fingers and all 9 toes here). Now here is my only restriction with this challenge. Please don’t use any nudity or drop the “F” Bomb. You can push the envelope, etc., but let’s remember that we have young stampers among us!

My challenge for you (if you wish to accept), is to make anything your little heart desires, with the SOCK MONKEY. If you don’t have the Sock Monkey set from SU, that’s okay! Do you have a sock stamp, a monkey stamp, or any sock monkey stamp? If you do, you can still play along because I know you are creative!

Oh how much fun I had making this card –


I colored all the images with Copic Markers, and cut out the chicken and sock monkey. They were placed on the toilet with foam tape for a little dimension. Do you see where the hen is sitting? On the handle ready to flush! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! (Oh I just kill myself!) The sentiment was computer generated.

  • Stamps: SU Sock Monkey and Best of Cluck; Way to Go! From Gina K. Designs
  • Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, True Thyme and Cranberry Crisp; BasicGrey Sugared; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
  • Ink: Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black and Black Soot Distress
  • Accessories: Copic Markers; Venture Foam Tape; Black Gel Pen; Ribbon; Computer

Have a great day, and I can’t wait to see your creations! I haven’t decided yet how often I’ll run this challenge, right now I’m thinking once a month, probably the last Wednesday. But that may change, depending on participation and how well it is (or isn’t) received.

I’m at the end of Day 2 of the Rubber Room Remodel. I didn’t get as much done today as I had hoped, however I did finish painting the room. I ran an errand with Kate this morning, we had brunch after and then headed to Kmart. I had seen a table in the store last week that I thought would make a great work area and when I opened the store sales ad on Sunday it is on sale. Luckily they had one left and it found its way into the trunk of my car.

Here’s a picture of the whole grouping, but I only purchased the table.

Farm Table

My goal tomorrow is to paint an old bookcase and start painting an old cabinet that I have stored in the shed.

For a little humor, I’m going to share a card that I made a few weeks back and haven’t posted. On the outside the card says, You know you’re old when . . . and on the inside . . . you and your teeth don’t sleep together. I was telling my mother about this card the other day, and there is no doubt in my mind that she’ll end up with it.

YNYO Teeth

Stamps: You Know You’re Old When by Gina K. Designs

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Basic Black and Real Red

Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black

Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Birthday Embossing Folder, Square Punches, Pilot Black Gel Pen, Signo White Gel Pen, Mounting Tape, Brad, Ribbon, Circle Punches, Ticket Corner Punch

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