Saturday, August 23, 2008


I just noticed that I am almost at 1000 blog hits!! How exciting! I know.....not 10,000, but it is encouraging me a lot! Thanks to everyone for stopping by to see me! I will be posting some new cards tomorrow and these WILL be House Mouse cards! Have a great evening! Big Hugs, Lori

Friday, August 22, 2008


Isn't this fantastic! I couldn't believe it when I got a post from Carolyn to go see a message for me on her blog!
Sue sent it to her and she has honored me with it and her kind words brought tears to my eyes. Thank you Carolyn for this great honor and all the nice things you said about me. I am so glad that I have had such a great influence on you Sweetheart. I can't take all of the credit though! You are a fantastic artist and I am so proud to know you and that you have taken on the House Mouse Monday blog Challenge and become one of the Design Team, as well. And thank you Sue for sending this to Carolyn. She truly deserves it!

Now for the fun part! This was also so challenging, because there are so many bloggers out there that I would just love to give this to, but alas I can only pick 7 and know of soooo many more.

Here are the rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.

So Here goes:

1). Judy at Judy's Crazy for Cards Judy is an amazing artist and has been the most wonderful friend. Although we have never met in person, she has been my rock and has given me soooo much encouragement both physically and mentally! Thank you Judy for being such a great friend!

2). Kimberly at Kimberly's Creative Corner Kimberly is amazing! I think...does she sleep? She is not only a great artist, but she teaches classes, sells crafts, has recently started blogging (and does a fantastic job...go look), has her own stamp club (which someday I hope to check out), is a very active member on my House Mouse group and is a Mother & Wife! When life trys to kick her, she gets right back up and goes on! Her stamping life is her full time job and she goes at it with gusto! Kim...please send me some of your energy!

3). Jovita at Inky Impressions Jovi, as I nicknamed her long ago has been such an inspiration for so long. Her cards are fabulous and I am always so excited to receive them. I have actually made an album to hold just her cards. I also love reading about her Harley riding adventures in Colorado! Her blog has also added quite a few new members to my House Mouse group. She also loves Penny Black, as you will see if you go take a looksy at her blog.

4). Terry at Terry's Krazy Place Terry is a new blogger and has done a wonderful job of setting it up! I really want to encourage her to keep up the good work! I know she is out shopping for more mice today! Go Terry!

5). Dawn at Dawns Stamping Thoughts Dawn is Fabulous! Her blog has been so inspirational and I believe I have tried more of her projects than any others! She has fantastic videos to go see and just when you think she should be running out of projects, she comes up with something new! Thank you Dawn for all of your inspiration!

6). Mel at Mel Stampz Mel has some amazing Tutorials and if you look down her sidebar, her blog could keep you busy for days! She does such a great job at explaining everything. My favorite is her Cuttlebug tutorials, which is the link I have added here! You must go see it, if you haven't already.

7). Kim at Clearly Inspired Kim is obviously Inspired and shares her great talent with the blogging world, also through some wonderful videos and tutorials! I love her blog! Thank you Kim for being so generous in sharing your projects!

Whew! That was hard! While doing this I came up with so many more I would love to share! Hmmm! I wonder if I could create my own blog award to share the others with? LOL! Or maybe, I will do a post with some great blog links in the near future! Would you like to see that?

Carolyn, thank you so much for sharing this honor with me!

Thank you all for stopping by and sharing my excitement! Please leave a comment! I just love your input! Hugs Lori

I am a WINNER!!!!

I am so excited! I shared a tip yesterday on Oriental Stamp Arts, a yahoo group I am on and I won the Thursday tip Prize! I never win anything! I guess I can't say that any more! LOL!

Here is the tip I shared:
How often do you come up with a great tip, totally by accident?

I did this week and it was just a matter of remembering to send it. LOL! I was working on a swap card relating to chocolate and had this great background paper. Sometimes when your cutting blade is a little worn, they don't cut regular paper stock to well. I only had 1 sheet of this precious paper and it has chocolate on it. When I cut the edges, they came out frayed.....Ugh! What could I do to fix this? A lightbulb went off in my head......I have a Cuttlebug and a Sizzix Scalloped frame! I put the panel on and ran it through my CB! Viola! From this, I now had a nice rectangle piece and a frame piece, both very nicely cut. I got 2 cards out of 1 1/4 sheet panel from this. You don't even have to use this to rescue your cuts, but I was sure glad I had the option!


I am so happy that my tip was appreciated, as I almost didn't send it. I hope it helps you in your projects too! Thanks for stopping by! Oh! By the way, this tip is for the 2 cookie cards I posted yesterday!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hi Stampers,

I made 2 cards with the same images, but a different look for a swap I am a bit late on!

This one I used a Cuttlebug page that someone sent me in the mail (Paisley) and my sizzix scalloped frame for the chocolate frame. I don't think you can see the chocolate in the paper very well though!

The stamps from this card and the next on are from Great Impressions and Ann-ticipations and I used brown Memories ink. I am still trying to get used to blogging, so please forgive my lousy description of supplies. It has been a long day and I am getting tired. Here is the other card.

And the same card taken standing up. I did the edge with a pair of decorative scissors!

See! I do stamp other than House Mouse! LOL! I am happy with the way they turned out! What do you think? I would love to hear your opinion, so please make a comment.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!