Sunday, January 31, 2010

Afternoon of stamping

I just got back from an afternoon of stamping at my BFF's house.  I created this teddy bear Valentine for Caardvards: Red Heart Challenge.   I just bought this stamp at Stamp Works.  It's by Holly Berry House

I also made this little card for  Bugaboo - Catch the bug challenge

The stamp is Hero Arts - Regal Crown.  Can you say BLING!

I colored both with my prisma and the card stock is Bazzill.

Big Mamma's gotta get her herself together for another work week.  


Found a new site.. - Tales from PolyCraft

Catching up on some bloggin and found a great site.  Such cute designs I thought I would share.  Also if you share you get a chance to be entered to receive a gift. Go see what I'm talking about. 

Just click here to see what I'm taking about.


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Raise the Bar & Polka Doodles Challenge

Well after my last card that was so disappointing I challenged myself to take time and do it right.  I did and really love this unconventional Valentines Card.   I do not have anyone to give this to myself so I am going to give it to my cousin so she can give it to her boyfriend


I have to tell you a quick story and give Kudos to Fiskars.  A couple weeks back I was doing what I love to do.  I had a circle punch, got my paper.. cut the circle.. got ready and BAM!  Pushed on the handle and it popped off..  Just snapped right off.  I thought crap.. those aren't cheep and isn't this what they are made for?  I will make this short I see myself starting to ramble.  I got on the website.. called the toll free #.  A sweet rep. said take a picture of it, email it to them and they will replace it.  Long story short.. I received a credit for the amount to pick anything out for that price.  You are looking at the corner/border punch I choose.  It's called Lace & Lattice.  Within 5 days of choosing it I had it in my hands.  A BIG KUDOS TO FISKARS.  Big Mamma gives them a big 10!
The stamp I used is one I have had forever and never used.  It was really big (there is a bottom half that I cut off) and just could not figure it out, but I think this is a very good way.  It is Stamps Happens - Blue Cafe.  The metal notion, who the heck knows how long I have had that.. it was in a big jar of embli that I saw and thought perfect. 

Well I am off with my daughter.. Have a great day today everyone.. I know I will.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Two cards. 1 challenge

As I told you my DT is coming into town.  Well last week was her birthday, the 23rd.  So I made her a quick B-Day card - Hello Kitty is her favorite.  I have had this Sizzix for sometime but have never used it.  Hope she will like it.


Next I made this card for Card Patterns Sketch 48  

All I have to say about it I HATE IT!  There is 1 thing I like.. just the 1st time using cutting & embossing with my blossom Nesty.  


Have a great evening everyone. 

This & That

Just a quick little post to get things off my chest.

#1.. I have to do a retraction.  I made a horrible mistake and on my last post "Junk in the Trunk"  I gave praise to Dustin on the great drawing he made of the lil elephant.  HOLLY CRAPP-OLE I gave praise to the wrong person.  It is LELIA that created the sketch for doodle Dragon Studio.  Now, I am not saying Dustin isn't as great as the praise I gave him but let's give credit were credit is due.
So I am sorry Lelia and want to say Thank You for a wonderful, creative drawing and the honor of having it and passing that gift on. 

Whewww  I feel so much better.  Next BIG.. BIG... BIG.. NEWS!!!!!    TAAAA --DAAA-DAAA-- DAAA!    My daughter is coming into town on Saturday.  Very short trip, I just get to see her 1 day but I will take it.  Watch out shoe stores here we come.  She is flying into LA then a friend and her are driving in here from LA and I think on Monday she will fly out to NY to visit other friends.  I am sure this will be it for awhile since I have a new job, can't take time off, and she is not going to be able to get a lot more time off .  The goal is to get G-Ma out there.  She deserves it.  (btw:  G-MA is what Gramma is called.. My mom.) 

FYI:  Raining again today, started last night, but just very light and should be done by tonight.  Here in the desert we really need it.. So no harm / no foul..

New card to show will post tonight. 

Big Mamma can't tell you enough how much it means to have friends stop by and take a look. 

p.s.  I guess it wasn't so quick or little.. lol. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Got Junk in the Trunk????

My newest card does.  First I have to think Dustin at Doodle Dragon for gifting this adorable digi to everyone.  Thank you.  I just love him.  I wanted to use one of his doodles and Doodle Dragon has a great sketch challenge #2  this week.


Something I do every week, on a spread sheet, I keep track of all the wonderful challenges out there.  As I was going through and updating it I notice that this card will also work for quite a few so here we go:

2 Red Bannanas - "Behind the Scenes"  I have a great KISS stamp I found in the dollar bin at Michaels.  It stamped perfect on the beautiful fushia bazzill scalloped edge paper.  I hope you can see it ,.. I think you can. 
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 88 - Freestyle.. anything we want.  Well I have been wanting to use this  so hey it fits.
DCRU  Challenge 23 - Ribbon - I've had this ribbon for a long time and it really isn't conventional for a Valentines Card but hey I like it and I think it works great.  Poop-poopie-do.. (i have no idea why I said that but I did and it makes me smile)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC51) They are asking us to be inspired by the letter P.  Well look at this.. Pink is the first thing that comes to mind.. and I had to throw in PUCKER for my background kisses.. lol.. What about POKA-DOTS on my ribbon.
One more.. I promise and then the long rambling post will be over.  Do you need Visine?  Have your contacts dried up?

Raise the Bar Challenge #2 - The Gift that keeps on Giving:... This couldn't be any truer than with Dustin's Digi.. He gifted it to me and I am gifting a cute little card back to all of you. 

DID I SEE YOU ROLL YOUR EYES.. hahah.. No really.  Isn't that what we are all here for.. Giving to each other... Ideas... Inspiration.. Encoragement.. Love through our cards.   Well I don't know about anyone else but I am!!!! 

As promised.. it's over.. if you are still reading this THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.. You are true bloggers and I really can't ask for anything more.

Big Mamma love U

Sunday, January 24, 2010


One more card for the weekend batch.  I found this stamp in the dollar bin at Michales.  I thought he was so cute.  I stamped his wings again and cut them out.  I also flocked them with Martha Stewart white flocking and then made them pop out.  I made this card for the challenge Everything but the kitchen sink #3

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and it looks like Mr. Sunshine is back out and about.  Thank goodness since there was so much disater her in AZ and in California.

Good night everyone.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Birthday Princess

As I said I was going to get caught up on my cards.  I am part of a great birthday swap over at Stamp TV.  If you're interested check it out.  They might have some months still open.  Any way  I made this birthday card of the Birthday Fairy Godmother and decided to use it also for some challenges.

Crazy for Challenges C4C21 - Pretty in Pink
Cute Card Thursday #96  - Fairy Fantastic
Papertake Weekly - Pretty Pink
Pink Elephant #50 - Sketch

Isn't she soooo cute.  She is holding a redbreasted canary, have you seen one before.  Me neither but there it is.. lol!   I colored her hair with copic .. I haven't gotten very good at them so I stay very close to my prisma pencils.  Notice her black ruby slippers and glittery waist band.  I threw some pearls on her dress and made sure her magic wand had the ribbon flowing. 

On to the next one..

Big Mamma love everyone that stops by and takes a peek. 

FINALLY! A new card!

Boy! Having a job outside the home really can put a damper on my card making. LOL  I guess I can't live in my cards so I better keep going to work.. hahah

I finally have made a new card and i'll also enter in the following challenges.

A spoon full of Sugar #87 - Lots Of Layering
Charisma Cardz #3 - Fruity Colors
TSG38 - Color Challenge - Red, Pink, Aqua

The stamp - Stampendous - Sweet Delights.  It was so much fun to color and I don't know if you can see but the trays I used Glossy Accents to make them look like glass.  Restamped one of the strawberries and made it pop to give dimension.  On the cup cakes I put glitter on two of them and used my Martha Stewart Opaque Marker in white for the other cup cake.  I also colored the cup cake paper cups - 1 with a gold gel pen and the other with a silver gel pen - so it would look like foil.  Haha    The paper came from a 8x8 DCWV stack called The Sweet Stack.  The whole pack has great paper designs.  Some glittery, as in the aqua base paper.  Can you tell the criss cross pattern is glittery?

Well I hope you all like.. Big Mamma has got to go to bed... Big day of card making tomorrow so come on back and you'll see me getting caught up.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rain... Rain... Go Away

Ok now we are on day three of straight rain and now very strong wind.  I know California gets a lot of rain but here in AZ .. this is the desert.  Com'on.  We don't have winter.. well not winter like the rest of the nation knows.  We might have total a week of what is called winter here and I think that means the temp drops to maybe around (at the worst) 50ish degrees.

So yes.. get the Golpher wood and nails.  Maybe the big man has decieded he needs to clean house again. 

I'll keep you posted... Maybe I'll take some pictures and show you all what I mean.

p.s.  I am watch the news and they said just now up north (which is really only 2 hours away) there is close to 4' of snow.   This is crazy..

Big Mamma has got to go and look for her oars.. I think I'm up a creek.  LOL!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Cute Lovie Dovie Valentine.

Well did you miss me yesterday.. After my first day back to work in quite some time I was exhausted.  Holly Crapoly..   I came home, check out a few blogs and got down to making another Valentine Card.  I was honored to receive a Digi form a wonderful cartoonist Dustin Pike over at Doodle Dragon Studio.  Well I am honored but I'm nothing special.  The real truth is that they have a great challenge over there so I can't wait to show you the card I made.  This is the very first time I have ever downloaded and/or printed a Digi, let alone used one in anyway.  So I think it turned out pretty darn ok for the first time.  Since I was at it I'll also enter it in
Be Crafty - Challenge #22 -favorite colour combination
Card Pattern - Sketch 47  
Raise The Bar - DEBUT it!
Sew Many Challenges #1 - Anything Goes

So here it is:  Like I said this is an original design from Doodle Dragon Studios.  It's a digi and again like I said this is brand new to me.  Never have done it .. but guess what.. I will be using digi a lot more now.  It isn't as hard or bad as I thought it was going to be. Maybe it's because I also have a pretty good printer.  Be Crafty wanted us to use our favorite color combo and since it's a valentine card that's easy!  I love PINK & PURPLE.  I think I've done that, but I also love lots of color so I had to throw in all sorts of color - I think I have it all covered.   I colored it with a combo of copic and primacolor pencils, added these felt hearts, splashed some ribbon and as I was looking at it thought it needed something else.  I dug through my valentine stash and found these little heart charms that I had never used.  WHAT!  There was no way I was going to let them go another year .. ripped it open and yep that was the perfect touch.    I like it.  Hope you all do too. 

Big Mamma better get to bed.. have to make the donuts again tomorrow. 

p.s.  Still raining here.. Day II.. I'm thinking about loading up on lumber in case I need to start the ark soon.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Very big day tomorrow & check this candy out!

First my big day tomorrow is I start a new job!  I am very excited and very nervous.  I am one of the lucky ones out there in the world right now.  I was only out of work for about 3 weeks.  So right a way I need to say I am sorry if I am not posting as much as I did but I will do my best to keep up.

Second I ran across a great site ABC Toys and Crafts plus it doesn't hurt they are offering the best candy I have seen in a long time.  Hard to find goodies.  There are three different Martha punches border / corner to pick from and this one is my favorite.

You have to go and check it out.  You won't be sorry.  These are HARD to find.

Well wish me luck tomorrow and I will tell you all about it. 

Oh yea ... here in AZ for the next week there is suppose to be a biggest - baddest storm rolling through.  "they" say we have not had a storm like this since 1919.  If you know anything about Arizona we are not use to rain and our streets / freeways & drivers are not made for any amount of rain. 

Great just my luck for the first day of a new job. 

Why does the big man have to test me at every turn of the corner.  Obviously I have not gotten out of the negative yet.

Friday, January 15, 2010

You make me smile...

I came across this set of Penny Black - Toadily stamps and fell in love with them. I couldn't wait to get home to make something.  Sooooooo here it is.

I am also entering it two challenges:

Charisma challenge was all about using something new and this card is FULL of new stuff that I have never used.  I found these little felt flowers that I sewed the button on to.  They come in some great colors.  Mr. Froggy is new and he has a bunch of friends including those little flys.  I thought they were great.  I added the trail behind them so they look like they are buuuzzzzzing around him crazy.   Then notice the orange strip that has shapes of flowers and ladybugs.  It is really felt.  I found this in the dollar bin at Michales.  It also comes in some awesome colors.  Last but not least is the sentiment stamp.  I loved it when I came upon it and I will be using it often.  To finish him up I colored him with my copic and popped the lil daisy out. 

Raise the Bar..

It's a brand new challenge site and it looks to like it will keep us very motivated and loads of fun.  Stop over and follow - try out their challenges.  They also have some candy to give away.

Big Mamma gives it a BIG thumbs up!

Please give a prayer...

One of my very best girlfriend's mom is going through a VERY tough time health wise right now and if you have any extra pull with the big man upstairs please can you ask for an extra favor for her.

I started a card for the Caardvarks - Kick of the New Year Challenge.  I decided it would be perfect to let Angel (yep that's her name so I just know she has extra special credits already.) know how much I'm thinking of her.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wild for you!

Whipped up this little card for the Card Patterns Sketch #46 & Colour Create Challenge #36 - Kraft, Blue & White.

Background paper:  BasicGrey - Gypsy. 
Stamp:  Stampabilities - Blue Alien

Big Mamma hopes you all like.. sweet dreams to all.

1st Class Baby

I must be feeling better.  Two card tonight and both turned out perty darn well.  Big Mamma is happy with herself. Hot diggity!

Entering in challenges:
TESC #97
2Red Bananas - Think "Round"
Dancing in Pajamas - TCP Tuesday #92

Cardstock: Bazzill
3 designer papers: DCWV Stack Pack
Stamp: Stamp Happen, Inc - Baby Bundle
Colored with Prismacolor Pencils

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'm Back!

FIRST I need to *TOOOT* *TOOOOT* my own horn.  (hey if I don't who will)  Ahh how funny speaking of Whooo.... My Whoooo Loves Ya card was featured on Limelight Papercrafts blog.  Not because my card is there but because it is a great site check it out.  They have great challenges. 

Ok on to other new.. I crawled outta bed today feeling much better.  I say much but much doesn't mean a lot when I felt like death for the last two days.

I must be feeling better - I sat at my desk and actually was able to think clearly and get a card together.  Not a bad one either.
I'm pretty darn happy with it so I will enter it into these challenges:
TSG37 - Embellishments x3
Crazy 4 Challenges - Birthday
Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #51
The Pink Elephant Challenge #49

I used these adorable crazy monster stamps from a set called My Little Monsters by Recollections.  Colored them up with my Prismacolor Pencils added my three embellishments.  Google eye, Bling Eye and some great ribbon I had.  Slapped a Happy Birthday on it and called it a great card.  Again I'm tooting my own horn.

Big Mamma hopes you all like it.

Another great blog hop - High Hopes Stamps.

You don't want to miss out on the fun and there will be tons of prizes along the blog hop!!!
Go check them out. If you are not aware of Dustin and his doodles my lord STAMPERS get over there and see the artist at work.   Soooo cute!

New Release - Hurry on til the 14th

On January 15th! The "Aurora Collection" exclusive stamps for SCACD will be released.  I just wanted everyone to know and have a chance to win their own.

Click here to check it out.

I hope I get a chance soon to own any Auroras.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just one thing to say....

I'm sick!  No really I've caught a cold so I'm going to bed.  This is the second day I sat at my desk.. tried to stamp, cut, & glue.  Nothing happened, nothing worked.  So I am going to bed.

Big Mamma's got a clogged head.  *sniff * *haaaa-choooo*

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Two in one day.. whoohoo

I created this card & do not like it.  Something went wrong but I can't tell you what. 

It is for two challenges: Flourishes - Feel the Love   & Stamp Something - Sketch Something

Card stock:  Bazzill
Stamp: Stampendous - Changito's Love Balloon
Hearts:  Heidi Grace
Background Paper:  BasicGrey - Gypsy

Whoooo Loves Ya

I was up until 3 am this morning finishing this card but I was on a roll. 

When I found this stamp I knew what I wanted to do with it and then these three challenges came up it all fell into place.

Saturday Spotlight SSHP13 - Create a Love card with no hearts.
Charisma Cardz Week 1 - Color Challenge (Pink, Brown, Cream, Toffee)
Limelight Papercrafts  LLPC038 - Sketch / Buttons

Note:  I showed this to two family members and both did not get it.  *shake... shake.. shake *
I hope you all do .

Off to the dog park.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pig 4 Pig

First I need to thank everyone that helped me out on my question about taking the picture of my cards.  After reading the comments I slapped my forehead and said DUHHHH! 
Geeezzze  I can't believe I couldn't put it together myself.  Oh well isn't that what we're all here for, to help each other out.

So a little back ground on what I mean about Pig 4 Pig.  My oldest daughter (I do not use those abbreviation that I see everyone else does because I don't consider myself a designer) the one that lives in Seattle has called her sister , my youngest, Pig ever since I can remember.  Probably since she was two years old.  Why Pig, because she eats all the time.  You can set your watch by her... every two hours.  That is probably why she is so skinny.  The other thing is she only eats junk.  Chips, salsa, pickles, anything that is not really good for you.  My kids do not call each other by their given names.  My oldest is Sissy and always will be.  I remember ohhh probably 10 years ago I was talking to my son and in the conversation I said his sister's given name.  He looked at me and really the look on his face was he had no idea who I meant.  I said.. Sissy.. ahh your sister.. remember.  Oh yea.. he looked a little embarrassed but that is how he only understands her.  His name is Beast, well just because he is such a big guy and has, nor will ever, grow into his body.  Then there is Pig the youngest.  So I made the following card for my oldest to give to her sister for Valentines. 
BTW - My oldest is coming back into town in two weeks... Just a pit stop for her on her way to other places but hey I will take what I can get.  That's when I will give it to her so she can mail it to her Pig sister.  hehehe

I am also entering this card in the TSG36 challenge - Shape Card.

My disclaimer:  I don't want anyone to think I stole this card from someone.  I "stole" it from a lot of different talents out there.  LOL.  I have seen so many cute ideas of punch art pigs  and I took ideas from different ones and put my own twist on it.

Here's my twist:
Main body:I used my Creative Memories Circle cutter but placed the templet over the edge of the fold so it would not cut a complete circle.
Face: Used my EK circle cutter and cut a 3" circle 
Ears:  Small heart.  It is glued upside down.
Eyes:   Outside = 7/8"  Inside = 1/2"
Nose:  Oval & Lrg dot punch
Feet:  1/2" Sq punch
Tail:   My favorite part - Curly Q punch

Friday, January 8, 2010

Make a Wish - Challenge card.

It's late but I finally finished my card.  I think if you have seen my cards you should know by now that I love color.  This card will fit right in to my norm.  It's crazy with color.

There is so much going on with this card that I am not going to list supplies on this one.  If you see something you "just can't live without knowing"  *roll my eyes*  lol.. Just ask .. I love reading the comments you all write so I will answer anyting.

I will say the Stamp is from Hampton Arts.

This card is for two challenges:

Mojo Monday - MOJO120
Die Cuts R Us - Challenge 20 - Color Inspiration Challenge

Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend.

Big Mamma is tuckerd down & out.

Another Question - Taking Blog / Card pictures.

As I check out all the blogs I follow and the beautiful cards that everyone makes I notice most everyone gets very tight close up pictures of certain area of the card you want to show us. Fine detail.  The pictures are so clear and perfect.

Is that the camera you are using?  I have a pretty good camera.. 15 zoom you know.  (that's an inside joke to a few)

Is it the picture taker?   As you can see in my posts I try but for some reason they don't turn out as well.

Is there a trick when you upload the picture and re size it?  I don't know anything about "pixels" at all.

I hate being an amateur at this so I am turning to all of you my bloggin girls.

Big Mamma has a big Thank You for all your patience.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Card / Multiple Challenges.

No rambling today.. Here's my card.  Ohhh wait.. just have a couple of things.  First this card is for a NEW friend in my life and I want her to know how special she is.
I didn't put a sentiment on it.  You can see that I have left a spot for it but I haven't decided what occasion I am going to use it for.  I think it can be used for so many different ones..

Here are the challenges I am entering this card into:

Color Throw Down #79 - Regal Rose / Chocolate Chip / Dusty Durango

Ok finally the card.  I really like this one a lot.

Close up of the girls
It's hard to tell but girly (on the left) hair clips are glittered in blue.  They both have big glitter flakes for earrings.

Cardstock - Pinkpaislee (part of my blog candy winnings)
Pink background -  scrapbook page kit Perfect Pages - So Sweet
Flower & Blue Poka Dots - me&myBIGideas - Petuna  {it's one of my favorite papers but now I have no more  :{  }
Stamp: Penny Black - Sisterhood  (I only stamped 1/2 of the girls.  On the stamp they have legs and I will use this again soon to show you the whole thing)
Candy Robbon - American Crafts - Multi Peppermints
I colored the girls in with pencil and last but not least the little BFF hears are extra stuff from somewhere.  LOL .

Tomorrow is Friday.. yeppeee!
Have a wonderful eve.

Big Mamma is NOT in the house - Good Nite!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Little Monkey Thank You Card.

Happy Wednesday to everyone but by the time most of you read this it will probably be Thursday.  LOL
Blame it on these damn People Choice Awards.. I keep watching and running back on commercials to finish this. 
The title to this one has a double meaning;  I started to type the title with the card in mind but then I thought of the reason I made the card and it was like a play on words.  Speaking of words.. I just know you read these and think.. GET TO THE DAMN POINT WOMAN!  I know.. I know.. anyway..

What am I doing here???  Oh yea.. I told my daughter "my little monkey" that I was going to make Thank You cards for her to give out.  Remember she is the Non-Crafty girl.  One card for her boyfriends gramma (who gave her a awesome robe for Christmas) and another for her Granny who got her some great slippers.  So now you understand why I said the double meaning.  WOW  how many reader have I just lost.

On to my card.  I started this card for the Sketch Saturday #84 Challenge and as I was picking out everything I noticed that it would work for two other challenges.

Crazy 4 Challenge C4C18 - Poka Dots     


Sweet Stampin #7 - "Family"

Now on with the card... I love these monkeys...

Stamp:  Stampendous - Changito Thank U
Pink &Brown Paper: Bazzill

Dot Paper:  ekSuccess - American Girl Crafts
Ribbon: Michaels brand

Coloring:  Copic - (I'm sorry I colored it so along I don't know)
Flowers: Prisma - Mento Pastel Calypso Tin

Hope you all like.. Now I just have to get My Monkey to put a special note inside and send it off to ... I guess we/she hasn't decided who gets it. 

Big Mamma really appreciates and luvs you all that stop by for a visit and putting up with my ranting.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

OMG! Look what was waiting for me...

I was out doing some grocery shopping and called my daughter to let her know I was on the way home.  She was home sick today from school  :(  She said that I had gotten a package in the mail.  I hadn't ordered anything???? I was thinking .. wow that's weird but great.. In the next breath she said "I opened it"  Greeeeatttt.. thanks.  I asked her what it was.. she said.. "something for your crafting crap".. That's what she calls it and now you can you tell she is not into crafts, scrapbooking, cardmaking... anything. Teenagers... aughhhh!!!    Anywhooo 
I was soooo excited and thought back... Hollly Crapp! I remember a couple weeks back I won a blog candy!

Yesss it was STAMPING BELLA Blog Candy I had won!  What a great surprise.  It is beautiful stuff and I had to tell/show everyone.  Isn't it great?  I can't wait to dig in and try out my new stuff. 

Monday, January 4, 2010

Another BIG thank you.

Just wanted to say Thank you sooo much to everyone that comments on my cards and helps me out when I ask a silly question.  Being new to this "Bloggin Family" is tough but with all these sistha out there I can't go wrong.  

Thank's to all of you!

Big Mamma.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Multiple Challenge Card - Riley says "Hello"

I started on this card early yesterday.  I don't know why it took me so long but here it is.. the unveiling..

Riley is brand new for me and I love him.  I only have a few images of him but I hope to get a lot more.  So as soon as I got him I had to use him.

These are the challenges i'm entering him in:

Fussy Fancy Challenge #1 - Something New
Stamp Something - New Somethings
Colour Creation - Challenge 35 Lemon & Lime
(I found the perfect paper for this challenge )
Lord have Mercy - Tuesday Sketch Challenge #54 (MTSC54)
& last but not at all least....
Cards For Men - Challenge #2
(Made for a boy or Man and needs to be new)

Here is a question for everyone....

QUESTION:  In challenges or not does everyone want to know everything used to make the card?  Does anyone care or you just want to see the cards and not really read every little thing used?

I see sites were some just post the card and that's it and others that list everything used.  Which one to go with?  HHHHEEEELLLLPPPPPP!!!!!  You guys are the experts out there.

So until I get the verdict I will give you the details.

The papers came (which again I thought was perfect for the limon/lime challenge since that is what they are.)  hahaha

Paper:  DCWV Summer Scrapbook kit in a stack.
Bottom Trim:  Cut with EK Success Lattice
Dotts Trim : Cuttlebug Emboss
Solid Cardstock: Bazzill

I gotta get going now and get started on oohhhhh SEVEN more cards by tomorrow.. hahah. .Nooo just kidding.. I know I crack myself up.

Big Mamma loves you all!

Bad, bad, Blogger... :(

Yes Big Mamma has been a bad blogger.  I've only posted cards and have not done been on my couch letting everything out.  I should be on time out but then how could I keep up with my cards.  I am having a blast with all these challenges I am following. 
So you asked for it....

First I want to say a BIG thank you to Joanne over at Cardology Etc. .  She is the first person/blog that I have been mentioned in since I started.  A little token goes a loooonnggg way.  

Next New Year eve was ok.. I am not a partier and do not go out ever but especally on that night.  Can you say "Crazies out an about"  First I deliberated a long time about even saying anything about this but if this is my "couch" blog and this is real life then I thought yes I should be honest.  Also I know I am not the only mother that has ever been through this.  Ok you probably know where I'm going with this one.  So about 11:49, to be exact, I get the call.  Yep someone is calling on my daughter's phone saying I need to come pick her up she is TRASHED!  What!  My daughter (16) does not drink what are you talking about?  Well apparently she does.. ohhh wait she did.. She can't see the light of day (ok I let her go to school, but that's it) for at least a month and we'll see from there so that's her life in a nut shell now.  So long story short.. Yep my kid went to a friends house to stay over night and ended up at a stupid high school party, got drunk, and now is grounded.  Funny thing about all this is that not more than 1 minute before the call I went to my mom and said something is up.. I just had a feeling cuz she wasn't answering my text or phone call.. that is not like her at all.  I know .. I know.. but really she is a great kid and very responsible until this.. but that is how I just knew something was up..
So that was my New Years.. beat that!  Ohhhh yes I did, I said that!

Yes there she is in all her glory.  She is wet cuz I put her in the shower and sprayed her off with some cold water to sober her up.  All I can do as I look at this picture is to shake my head.. but I do have to laugh a little now.. if  you had only seen her.. It was funny after I got done being mad.
!! WARNING... WARNING.. this can happen to you as a mother also.. be warned !!   LOL

What's next.. making cards
Got a card I'll be posting in a few and a couple in the making.
Big Mamma's gotta take a pill (to deal with this family) and get back to work.

xoxo  *smooch*

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy Happy New Year everyone...

I created my first cupcake card and I know I'll be making many more down the road.  It was a lot of fun.  I created my cupcake with a combo of freehand cutting and punch art.  Here's how I did it.  First I had the crimped yellow paper already.  You know me and my scraps.  I free hand drew (what I thought looked like) a cup cake paper cup.  I added a little brown on top of that.  Just took the 1 1/8 circle punch, then cut the circle in 1/2 and put  round side down.  Next I took my 2" Scallop punch.  Punched the scallop circle and then inserted it into my Martha Stewart boarder punch called Drippy Goo.   Glued down first glitter called Diamond Dust, then put more glue on top of that and sprinkled with Tulip Pink glitter.  Now here is the best part of this cupcake.  The cherry!  Where do you think that came from... It's a berry from a Christmas decoration.  You know the little Styrofoam red balls that make it look like holly berrys.  Yep took one of those and sliced it in half and glued it down.  It worked perfect and really look pretty darn real... so whaaaaalaaa a cupcake!  If I say so myself it turned out ok  for my first time. 

The paper is from a scrapbook page kit I got for only $1.97 at Joannes on clearance.  It's by a company called Express yourself Creatively.  (I think?)  Anyway it's the Birthday kit. 

I am entering this card in two challenges.

#1 - Papertake Weekly #31 challenge. & #2 - Charisma Cardz Challenge  

Check out Charima Happy Birthday Blog Hop.  So much fun and each DT has some candy to give a way.  Check it out. 


Hope everyone had a great New Years and are all home safe and sound.  

Hugs & Kisses to all - Big Mamma~