Sunday, July 27, 2008

Courtney's Closet Inspiration

I finally decided to play along with Libby's blog challenge. I just love seeing a new photo of her little angle each week. It is such a cute idea.

Well, as soon as I saw Courtney's outfit, I thought of this ribbon I just got at Michaels for $1.00 and have been dieing to use. But then I couldn't figure out what to put with it so I used this great sentiment from Eat Cake Designs. How true it is!

Well, have a wonderful day of rest! XO, Mimi

Only 2 more days till I leave for Convention!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Life is Good!

Sorry I have been MIA. I still have not been feeling well. So, I finally made a doctors appt. Are you happy Judy?! I love you! So I made this card for all of you out there who are feeling like giving someone the Razzberry. I love this stamp. She is from Eat Cake Designs and her name is Granny Gertz. She looks like she is gonna yell, "Where's the beef?". LOL!

Well, I hope everyone has a fabulous Saturday! Only 3 days till Convention! XO, Mimi

Monday, July 21, 2008

Back to the Daily Grind!

Yup! Today is my first day back to work. I think I can finally announce that I will be the new Events Coordinator at the Pt. Charlotte Michaels Crafts store. I am in training for the rest of the month. I am so happy to be back to work and have my discount back. I really missed having to be somewhere on a regular basis. Hope all works out good.

On to the card! I have never been a big fan of the sock monkey. After years of watching the Queen of Crafts, Carol Duval, I have grown immune to the allure of the creature. So, when Stampin' Up! came out with this stamp set in their preview, I was sure that I would NOT get it. But, of course, I saw all of the cute samples over at SCS and just had to have it! Yes, I am weak. Don't judge me!

Anyhoo, I hope everyone has a fabulous Monday! XO, Mimi

Friday, July 18, 2008

A Little Under the Weather

I have been a little under the weather lately. We even had to call off our Orlando road trip. The weather was so miserable and I was feeling miserable, we decided to stay home and try to prepare for Maggie's big 7 Luau party tomorrow.

We actually got a lot done in between me having to lay down to rest. Not sure what the problem is but I am gonna make a doctors appt. for next week to find out.

Anyhoo, I thought this card that I made with one of MFT's new sets was perfect for how I have been feeling. I colored with Copics and the PP is Basic Grey. I love the bright colors!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! XO, Mimi

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

We are off to Orlando!

We will be in Orlando for a couple days to have a little fun with our youngest daughter. She will be 7 on Saturday and we thought we would show her a little Mom and Dad time.

Don't worry, I am scheduling a few posts for you while I am away.

This is another Grump a Bella I though I would share with you all. I love the paper I used. It is from a large pad from Me and My Big Ideas. I got it at Michaels. The saying is one I picked up at Stampfest and it is so me! LOL!

Have a fabulous Hump Day! XO, Mimi

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Not bad for an old broad!

Do you ever wake up feeling much older than you are? Oy, I am feelin' old and creaky today. I thought this Bella and a sassy saying would be fitting for my mood. LOL! I have too much fun with these sassy sayings. They just crack me up! You can tell that they were created by a woman!

Well, I'm gonna go and try to make these old bones stop creaking. Maybe I'll be back later with something younger! XO, Mimi

Monday, July 14, 2008

Hangin' with my favorite chicks!

Don't you love these Chicks!? I do. They are so much fun to play with.

Saturday night I got to play with one of my favorite chicks, Milissa. She has been MIA for most of the summer. But we got to play for a while. She even brought me some goodies. How YUMMY! I am so anxious to play with these adorable little penguins. I think these are some of the smallest scissors I have ever seen. They should be good for getting into tight little places. And, would you look at these great chipboard flowers. I bet they are from one of her kits over at Serendipity!

Well we are getting ready to go to Orlando for a few days of rest and relaxation. Yeah, right, we'll probably need to rest when we get back because we always have so much fun there. I love going to eat at Bubba Gump and Margaritaville! We are staying in a time share that my Mother recently acquired and is allowing us to stay at no cost. Cool, more fun money!

Well, hope you have a Super Monday! XO, Mimi

Saturday, July 12, 2008

I wish I looked so good on a bike a bella!

Really, that's the name of this stamp from Stamping Bella. I think she is so pretty and I love her little doggie in the basket.

I colored the image with Copic markers and made the basket effect by using the colorless blender. I learned that from I Live Markers. If you color with Copics, you have got read her blog! Very helpful information!

Well, we're off to Softball practice.
Have a Sensational Saturday! XO, Mimi

Friday, July 11, 2008


Happy Friday ya'll! I'm back with another
Penny Black image. I just love the little flowers
sticking to this cute little guy's quills. I popped up all of the flowers to give them more dimension.

Well, I'm outta here to have a great Friday! XO, Mimi

Thursday, July 10, 2008

If the shoe fits....

Buy a pair in every color! LOL! Especially if they make you look skinny!
This is Cosmobella paired up with more American Crafts paper. Doesn't she look Fabulous, Da'ling?

Enjoy your day! XO, Mimi

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bella with an attitude

This is Grumpabella. She is perfect for all of the sassy sayings I picked up at Stampfest. The paper is American Crafts. Yummy!

Hope you have a great day! XO, Mimi

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

You Stand Out in a Crowd!

Yeah, another Penny Black stamp. I can't help it, I'm addicted. I love the ducks trying to fit in with the crowd of chicks. LOL.

This card is fitting for my day since I spent it with the chicks!

I promise to bring you some different stamps tomorrow!

Have a great evening! XO, Mimi

Cow's it Goin'?

I crack myself up sometimes! I just had to say that on this card. I am on a Penny Black Kick lately. I love those stamps.

Today is Tuesday, so, I go hang with the chicks. But, I may not be doing that much longer. I got a call yesterday about a job and I talked to my DH about it and I think I'm gonna take it. I only have one little request of them. We'll see what happens! I will keep you all up to date. Cross your fingers for me.

Have a wonderful day! XO, Mimi

Monday, July 7, 2008

Happy Monday, ya'll!

This sweet Penny Black stamp just looks like it needed the "a little birdie told me". It is so sweet.

I will have to come back later with some pictures from yesterday because our new member of our family is on her way here. Yup, that's right, we are adopting Zoey. She is 5 yrs. old and got a clean bill of health from the vet. We are so excited to welcome her into our home. I am sure she will be quite happy with us.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Thanks for yoour support!

This is one of my new Penny Black stamps. I have wanted this cutie for a while now. It is much larger than I thought it would be. It was so much fun coloring with the Copics. I am addicted to coloring, I think. All I want to do is color. I popped the bra up on pop dots to give it some dimension. See the close up photo.

OK, enough about coloring, today is Wyatt's Birthday party. Rick and Maggie and I will be heading over there to partake in the super hero festivities. Too bad my Elasta Girl suit is still at the cleaners. Oh well, I will just have to be myself. I don't think Wyatt will mind.

After Wyatt's party, my Stampin' Up! Sistas will be coming down to the Studio for some stampin' fun. Can't wait to see what we make. I'm sure it will be good.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday. TTYS! XO, Mimi

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July everyone!

I love the 4th of July! We live in a small town and there is a small parade and in the evening, there's a Freedom Festival at the High School. The fireworks are the BEST around. There are sack races and pie eating contests and bounce houses. You see all of your neighbors and friends there. I love living in a small town!

Here is a card I made using a photo that my friend Leslie gave me. It is of her Father's Geraniums and it is a fabulous photo. I just had to use it for a card. I added a butterfly "Class-A-Peel" sticker. These stickers are awesome. I stuck it to vellum and colored the wings with Copics and cut it out. I added it with a glue dot. Voila'!

Well, I hope everyone has a fabulous day whether you are celebrating the Freedom of our great country or you live somewhere else. God Bless America and You! XO, Mimi

Thursday, July 3, 2008

More New Stamps!

The saying with this set cracks me up every time I read it. I love the funky cups but the saying was the seller for me. The inside of the card says, in really big letters, SLEEP! I'm still laughing.

I hope to post later with something else new. I got a whole shipment of Penny Black stamps yesterday and a set of 36 new Copic Ciaos. I am really having fun today! Tee hee!

Hope you have a great day! XO, Mimi

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

You Spin Me Right Round Baby, right Round...

Yeah, I'm a product of the 80's. LOL!

I got some spinner templates at Stampfest and I have been going crazy spinning up some fun cards. When you spin this card, it says Sweet 16.

I LOVE it!

Have a great Wednesday! XO, Mimi

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A Pugariffic Visit with Leslie

I spent Saturday night and Sunday with my dear friend Leslie and got to play with her foster pugs. What a scream. Those little ladies are so lovable and funny I wanted to bring them home. I am really partial to Zoe, the black one. She is very energetic for a chubby little pug and I think she would fit nicely into my family. I even got my husband to agree to consider it. Now we just wait and see. Here are a couple shots of the girls. This first one is Peanut in Nora's Tutu. Isn't she tootoo cute. Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
The black one is Zoe. I didn't get a good shot of her so I had to lift this one off of Leslie's blog. If you go to Leslie's blog, she has a short video that I made of them.

Also, look what my wonderful friend got for me. Ever since I named my room the Paper Rose Studio, she says she always sings this song when she thinks of it. So, she hunted on ebay and found the debut album by Marie Osmond titled Paper Roses. She also got me the 45 of Anita Bryant singing the same song. How thoughtful is that!?

Well, I hope you have a fabulous day! XO, Mimi