Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Color Challenge #151

Okay, they did it to me again. Those SCS ladies picked colors that are tough for me. I received my new My Favorite Things "Bundles of Bouquets" today and had to use them. For the background I used my Yo Yo Yellow marker and drew stripes to try and look like wallpaper. The papers are YoYo Yellow, Basic Grey, Going Grey and Whisper White. The ribbon is the new grey ribbon by Stampin Up. Thank you for looking!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Pssst... Tell a Friend... There's New Blog Candy!!!

I've decided I'll never be consistent about getting my candy up on Friday, so keep checking. I will draw for this candy on Thursday evening. Please tell everyone you know to come visit me and post a comment here. I thought you all might be interested in a few things you can alter. Send me links to pictures of what you've made. I'd love to see them and might even have a prize for the one I like the mostest. I'll check for that on February 14th, which should give all of you clever ladies plenty of time. Thank you for visiting me!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Stampabella Enablers

Those crazy ladies over at SCS and Pink Tulle and Feathers are getting me in a lot of trouble. I ordered my first Stampabella rubber last week and it came in the mail today. I had to do "something" with them. The Teachabella card was a combination of the SCS sketch challenge and color challenge. I had a really difficult time with these colors, but being the good "addict" that I am I had to play. The Pregabella card was made for one of my dear friends who looks very much like the gal on the card. The stars and sayings are from Verve Visual. Thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

New Verve Visual Stamps

Still can't sleep. I received new Verve Visual stamps and decided to throw one more card together before trying to sleep. Have a nice day! Zzzzz....Zzzzzz.....

Sleepless in Colorado

It's 1:15 in the morning...can't sleep...visions of cards running through my head. This card is for the new sketch challenge over at SCS.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Drumroll.......We have a Winner....

The winner of this week's blog candy is............... Becky in East Tennessee. Congratulations! Please email me at with your snail mail address and I will have your candy off in the mail tomorrow. Thank you for visiting my blogspot.

VSN Girls Night Out - Chocolate and Shoes

This VSN challenge seemed right up my alley. Some of you know that I teach dancing - swing, Argentine tango, salsa, ballroom and country/western. I have had both of these stamps for over a year and haven't put ink to rubber until now. I hope you like this one.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

New Blog Candy

Yup, I'm late again. It's now Sunday and I'm just getting last week's blog candy up. So sorry, but here it is....... I will draw for it Tuesday evening. Good luck! My plan is to be back on schedule this week with the blog candy post going up sometime on Friday. In order to be entered, please reply to this post. Have a blessed week!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Addicted to Challenges

Did I say one challenge a week? Those ladies over at Splitcoast are evil :) They have forced me to create extra cards that I had no intention of making....
The "Fish Wish" card was made after I dug out a very old "Penny Black" stamp that I remembered I had and the Thank you card is for the most incredible, loving woman I know - my Mom. Thank you for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New Splitcoast Color Challenge

I'm determined to try at least one of the splitcoast challenges every week. This week's Color Challenge was more than a challenge - it was beyond my old brain's capabilities. I tried it anyway and this was the result. BTW, the colors are rose red, apricot appeal and sage shadow. I had never even opened my pkgs of apricot appeal and sage shadow. Obviously, not my favorite colors. Thank you for looking!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Split Coast Challenge Card

I decided to take the leap and start participating in some of the challenges over at splitcoast stampers. This is my first attempt using both the color challenge and the design challenge. The colors were Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou and Barely Banana. The design challenge was a kickstand card. Hope you enjoy!

And The Winner Is......

Julie S. Congratulations. Please send your address to my email address: and I will send your goodies out right away. Thank you all for participating and check back on Friday to see what the next candy will be.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Baby Boy Card

I made this card, along with the baby girl card, after going through my current boxes (many) of cards and discovering that I was sorely lacking in the baby card department. The glitter stack paper was run through my cuttlebug and the giraffe was watercolored using my Stampin Up ink pads. Hope you like it. I will try and post more this evening. I'm getting ready to take the boys sledding. Stay warm where you are!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Blog Candy!!!

I promised some of you that I would start having a drawing for blog candy once a week. My intention was to have it up and visible yesterday. However, to make a loooong story short, we received a Big snowstorm and I didn't get back from teaching dancing last night until almost midnight. In order to accommodate you, I will not draw for the giveaway until Monday evening. In order to enter, please reply to this post and make sure your email address is available. I will post the winner on Tuesday morning. I hope that you're having a GREAT weekend!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Recipe Card Club "BY MAIL"

Many of you have asked if this club would be available by mail. If you are interested in participating, please contact me and I will send you the details. The mail version will include all cardstock cut to size, stamped, recipes printed and complete directions with pictures. The cost will be $18.00 per month and will include materials for 3 recipe cards. With your December shipment, you will receive a Stampin Up brag book in your color choice along with enough sheet protectors to protect your recipes. Please let me know if you are interested and I will set up your information. This offer is based on your participation for twelve months.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Recipe Card Club

Beginning Sunday, January 27, the Recipe Card Club will take place once a month. We will make two to three 6"x 6" recipe cards each month. In December you will receive your choice of a moss, red or navy linen album to keep your recipes in. In addition, we will have one of the recipes to taste at each meeting of the club. Please contact me if you are interested in participating in this fun and exciting new club.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Baby Girl Card

Well here goes... my first card to be posted to my blog. Let me know if you like it. I made this card late last night. I stamped the bunny from A New Little Someone on watercolor paper. I watercolored using Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, and pixie pink. The pattern paper is from the glitter stack and I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the swirl embossing folder. What do you think?

Sunday, January 6, 2008

First Time Snowboarders

On New Years Day I took my two boys, John (age 11) and Michael (age 8) to Sunlight Ski Resort where they took their first snowboard lesson. Uncle Bill spent the afternoon with them and took this picture. They had the time of their life and are hooked "Big Time." It was snowing too much for us to go today, but we're going to try and make it next weekend.

New Watermark

I'm so excited. I purchased a new watermark from Beth Silaika. I can't begin to tell you how incredibly AWESOME this woman is! She had watermarks designed for me within 30 minutes of me contacting her. Now I can safely post my cards here, without worrying about whether or not I'm in compliance with Stampin Up. Let me know what you think. I'm going to have her design my blog banner soon, so keep your eyes open for upcoming changes. Beth's information can be found at Take the time to check it out!!

Time to Get Going!!!

Well I guess it's about time that I get this blog going. I have had it for over two months and haven't done ANYTHING with it. The new year has arrived and I am determined to spend more time stamping. We'll see.... you laid plans.....

I thought I would give a little background of how this blog got its name. I have a sign over my desk at work that says "Dance Yourself Silly." I teach west coast swing, ballroom, country/western and argentine tango dance lessons on Monday and Friday evenings and have taught dancing for over 20 years.

I have many hobbies that I am passionate about, one of which is rubber stamping. I became a Stampin Up consultant last year, but have not yet done anything with it. (Sounds like a pattern, kind of goes along with the blog activity.) I also knit, cross-stitch, quilt, needlepoint, and scrapbook. My husband thinks I have adult ADD, but I keep telling him I'm normal.

I've determined that it's going to be very interesting to see the direction this blog takes. Please be patient with me and my ramblings.