10 May 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Wow, you get two posts today. I just want to take a moment to say Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there even those with 4 legged kids.
This is the copy of the cards I made for my mother, step-mother and Mother-in-law. I hope they like them I sure do. Enjoy....



These are my Design Team Cards for the month of May for Firecracker Designs by Pamela. This set is called SO FAR AWAY and is perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day or anyday for those of you who have loved ones in the military. Click on the name to check the entire set out. Its beautiful! Here are my samples, Enjoy! (as with any of my work...I don't put specs on my page but if you'd like to know how something was made or with what...please ask!)


30 April 2009


I along with the other DT for Firecracker Designs by Pamela would just like to thank all of you who participated in our most recent blog hop and took the time to leave us beautiful comments. As stated, One comment would be randomly drawn to win some candy
So here it is....

comment #Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

33 Timestamp: 2009-04-30 15:33:24 UTC

Thats right..comment #33 which belongs to ANNA BANNANA and here is what she had to say.....

My favorite card was Karyn's - I love the lollipop tree and I had to take a double take when she said the sticks were a bird foot!! HAHAHA!
Anna Banana

Mon Apr 27, 01:51:00 AM 2009

Thank you all for following along!
Anna please email me at sherrimalone1@yahoo.com within the next 48 hours to claim your prize. Please send me your snail mail addy.

If no message is recieved by Saturday Morning at 12pm a new number will be drawn.

25 April 2009


Welcome to another Firecracker Designs DT Blog Hop....If your just starting out here please trek back to the beginning of the hop and start at Pamelas Page. (Click her name)
If you have come through the entire hop...Congrats you have made it to your last stop! (continue reading for details on cANdY)
So, this months hop was called Atypical Artwork. What that means is we (the DT) were to take stamp sets we already have and use them to create something different. For instance an egg to create a flower petal and such more or less a total new look to a stamp set.

So, I choose to use a set called FRUITCUP (click to go to the store...This set is a must have!) As you can see by the picture I choose the apple leaves as palm tree leaves. I choose the blueberries to make up the base of the palm tree. The orange/lemon slice as my sun and the bunch of grapes as my clouds. I LOVE how this turned out! This was such a fantastic challenge!
Here is my card....

I hope you enjoyed your way through our hop this month and hope to see you again next month....
As for the CANDY, I am the last stop on your journey...you "MUST" leave a comment here on my page telling me "Who's card you liked in the hop..and why?" By doing so on Wednesday, April 29th at 8pm a comment will be randomly selected to win the candy of the month...What is it you ask???? It's a surprise you'll love if your the winner! Almost like Christmas in April! Good Luck and Have a Fantastic weekend!

14 April 2009

Escaping the DAILY grind......

So, I sure hope everyone had a great holiday...I sure did! The food was fantastic **pats myself on the back**
So I figured Id share with you today my samples for the month of April for Firecracker Designs by Pamela. I just loved this set. It was so much fun to work with. It's called "Escape the Daily Grind" you can view it by clicking on the name. It will link you to the store. I hope you enjoy the samples!


12 April 2009


I just wanted to take a moment to say Happy Easter to all my friends and followers!
and tell you to stay tuned..I have some more cards to share with you but not today....Its family day!

You also need to go check out my friend VICKI'S blog...She is giving away some wonderful easter candy of her own...Go check it out. Click on her name above.
Also, stay tuned...on the 25th of the month all us FCD girls will be hosting another wonderful blog hop. Another chance at some candy.

07 April 2009

Samples for March...Go get this set!

Okay, so this set is called "Golden Daffodils" which we all know are yellow...but I had to do other colors. I couldn't resist! These are my samples for the month of March for Firecracker Designs by Pamela. You can find this set here...GOLDEN DAFFODILS. This set is very versitile and I just LOVE it! Great for Easter, Great for Spring! Well Enjoy....

Oh and PS...Pamela will in the next couple of weeks be adding to her store....Its FLOWER SOFT!! YAY)


22 March 2009

Okay so it has been some time since I have posted anything. Things here have been crazy. Between the pregnancy which is now at 19 weeks, YAY and the winter colds and Pnemonia in this house. It has been a crazy time. But I have managed to do some cards. Here is a sneak peak. All cards were made using Firecracker Designs Stamps. You should go check them out. Pamela has created some AMAZING new sets! Click the link on the right side bar to shop. I promise there is more to come. Please dont count me out. Enjoy!


10 January 2009

FCD goes ABC Blog Hippity Hop!

So to all you faithful FCD followers here is my project for this months hop which is ABC (anything but a card)
I chose to do a cd disc cover to give to my daughter and hubby for Valentines Day with a homemade cd inside of course that has all our favorite songs. I like how it turned out and I hope you do as well. The stamp set I chose to use is from the set titled Happy Hour.
I used all stamping up paper incl, chocholate chip, pink and red. I stamped the larger flower 3 separate times on whisper white and used stamping up markers and blender pens to shade it. I used my white gel pen for the dots and the center of the smaller flowers, the stamping up scallop border punch and some leftover chocolate polka dot ribbon from michaels. This was a really simple project and I hope the two of them like it. As well as all of you!

Please head on over to LIBBY'S BLOG to see the creation for Valentines Day that she has come up with. Follow on from there and you will land back at Pams blog for your chance to win some "candy" just a hint...Its one of the new sets being released for January. I know you'll love them! Our own Marie Pavitt designed one of them and the other one I had a hand in developing with Pamela. Enjoy your day and the hop! Thanks for stopping by.

29 November 2008

Sample 2, 3 and 4 and another award!

Wow this has been a busy week. I am so glad its the weekend. However, I still have a Thanksgiving dinner to go to today. I think I have gained like 20 pounds already. Im going on a turkey and pie strike when this is over! LOL! Anyway my post today is short and sweet. I just wanted to show you my samples #2, 3 and 4 for Firecracker Designs by Pamela for the month of December. If you like anything you see please visit her store on my sidebar. You'll wanna visit anyway because she has awesome sales going on right now. Don't wait! Well here they are enjoy:

Also, I recieved another award from Lisa who happens to be on the DT over at FCD with me. I'm so excited to get another award. The best part of all this is in her nomination she says "can you believe she has only been stamping a year?" Why is that significant to me you ask? Well, because in all actuality I have only been stamping for 6 months approx. So, It is a real honor to me that she would compare me to others who have been stamping much longer and to the people that I feel do a fabulous job in creating. So thanks Lisa! I appreciate this.


27 November 2008

HaPpY ThaNkSgIviNg!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you all have a wonderful day and everyone stays SAFE! Oh, and don't eat to much.
Anyway, Here is my first sample for the month of December. I have the sympathy set to work with this month. I actually really like it. What do you think? Please also don't forget to click the links to the other DT girls to see what stamps sets they had for the month and all their beautiful creations. Also, stay tuned for January 10th...as we will be hosting another blog hop with your chance to win some CANDY! I will give you a slight hint as to what the DT and I are doing for January. The title of it is FCD goes ABC! Thats all I will say. Well here is the first DT card for December. Enjoy!


26 November 2008

Sample #4 for November...

I have just completely fallen in love with this penguin set. It is so versatile and I think everyone should own it. Anyway, here is my sample #4 for the month of November. I hope you enjoy it and I wish all my readers a safe and happy holiday.


19 November 2008

More Awards....

This award was given to me not once but twice by two very special people. Cheryl at "Never Enough Stamps" and Karen from "Karen's Escape" Have both nominated my blog for this award. Thank you both so very much.
I know in true blog fashion you are to nominate 5 others with links to their page. No offense but I can't sit here today and only pick 5 because there are so many more than that, that are worthy of this award. So, If you feel your one of them. Please feel free to place this award on your blog as well. Thanks again Cheryl and Karen. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

18 November 2008

Be Naughty....

Which just happens to be the name of the stamp set I had to use this month for my Design Team samples. The post below shows you my first sample for the month. Here are samples #2 and #3. I hope you enjoy them. If you like the set you can find it HERE at Firecracker Designs Store. I hope everyone has a wonderful week.

15 November 2008


So for the month of November the Design Team over at Firecracker Designs was given a challenge for our blog hop. The challenge was called 8 from 1. We all got the same stamp set but were each given a very different type of card to make. I had to use the set to make a "Feminine Adult Birthday Card." So below is my take on this challenge. Once your done here continue on the hop by clicking HERE TO KARYN and follow on. You will eventually end up at Pamelas Page where she has some awesome candy to give away. So go do some hoppin' Enjoy your weekend and stay healthy!


13 November 2008

Where have I been...

I'm sure most of you are wondering that...Well, I'm still here and alive! As you all know my DD was really sick for about 2 weeks. Well in the two week time span that led us to this past weekend. I managed to get a cold, have allergies, a sinus infection, strept throat oh and my Darling Husband gave me pink eye...and not in just one eye like his..no I got it in both...So needless to say I have been a wicked case of a mess! I haven't stamped or done anything in a week or so and hope to be back really soon.

BUT, stay tuned because on Saturday morning at 11am EST the DT at firecracker designs are having a blog hop with some candy to be won....You'll start off on Pamelas Page and then follow the links that will lead you back to Pam's and your chance to win some awesome candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
See ya Saturday!

01 November 2008

Happy Saturday....

So, I have had this card and totally forgot to post it. But this is my #4 card for the month of October for Firecracker Designs by Pamela.Its a little late since Halloween is now officially over but I haven't had time to stamp anything else. So here ya go:
On a better note. My little ones fever finally broke after a Thursday night ER trip. Come to find out what her DR said was only a virus turned out to be a UTI and Strept Throat possible tonsilitis. We will get the final results on Monday but in the meantime they have given her antibiotics to control what ever is going on. I feel bad though because her throat is so infected that now when she coughs or sneezes (yeah a cold also) blood comes out from her Tonsils. I wish I could just take it all away for her and make her better. Anyway, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and don't forget to set your clocks back for daylight savings.

29 October 2008

Im way to tired...

Sorry for the delay in the postings. I haven't had time to "create" anything for we have been really busy the past couple of days and I have now for 2 days been focusing on my child and the 103-104 temperature. Went to the doctors today and they said its just a virus but the fever just doesn't want to kick.
I promise some stamping this weekend and I will be back next week with some stuff for you. Until then, have a wonderful rest of the week and have a fantastic weekend.

25 October 2008

An the winner is.....

Thank you to everyone who left me a comment on the blog candy giveaway. I tried to use random.org to pick a number as I see many other people do but I couldn't get it to work. So I had to pick a number a little differently. I picked my favorite number 13 and then asked my husband to pick...he said 12. Well my toddler had the last say. I asked her if she liked number 12 or 13 and she said "13" and then said "Mommy why you ask me 13" she is to funny some times. So 13 it is. It belongs to Diane of "Nellies Nest" and this was her comment.
Diane said...
I love stamping because of all the different things you can do with it,cards, boxes, altered items, so fun and everyone is so creative, I pretty much stamp everyday and blog everyday, if not posting then looking. Stamping has become a passion for me, so relaxing.
My list of wants has grown so big I have a folder on my computer of just thigs to buy, just so happens Firecracker is one of them. So hard to choose though, I really like Santapaws and Gifts of Love..guess I am ready to start stamping winter and xmas!
Thanks for offering this set, it is on my list of wants, I should of bought it sooner!!
my blog www.nelliesnest.blogspot.com

Fri Oct 24, 03:41:00 AM 2008
So Diane please send me your addy to sherrimalone1@snet.net and your scarecrow set will be out in the mail to you this week.
Again, thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a comment. I promise more candy in the near future.

22 October 2008

More Challenges Please.....

This was posted yesterday for the color combo challenge over at SCS. By the way you can find me over there at SCS by Stamp Happy Mom.
So the colors were Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Pretty in Pink. So here is what I came up with.

Since I do not post specs on the cards here. You can go to my gallery over at SCS at any time to see the specs or you may message me. I promise to get back to you asap.
Please also don't forget to check the post below for you chance to win some blog candy.