Sunday, August 24, 2008

Some of my favorite things





This has been a pretty rough weekend, but I turned it around and threw myself into something I love, stamping, and thought about some of my favorite things - my family. All of these stamps take me back to a different time and brought back wonderful memories. I hope you enjoy them.

First there's trickortreatabella by Stamping Bella. Gosh, I love Halloween! My mom always made it fun by dressing us up and taking us trick or treating. I always tried to make it fun for my nephews and then for my daughters. And at one time or another, we were all dressed up as pumpkins! When I saw her, I just had to have her! If you look real close, you'll see the new cuttlebug folder in the background. Pumpkins everywhere!

Then there's Nurse Nellie from Stamping bella. My sister is a midwife and Tiffany was a CNA. While the thought of anything medical makes my stomach turn, while it's turning, I'm so glad I've got them to sooth and explain everything medical and technical to me. Nellie is the first image I've used my nestabilities on and had them come out right. And everything my own personal nurses tell me makes things come out right!

Then there's Edwin Fishing from Magnolia Stamps. My friend, Kristina, asked me where my Edwins were so I got off my duff and put him together. I think he came out pretty good. All of my nephews fish and Branden, my daughter's new fiance, has been lobstering and while he uses traps instead of a fishing pool and brings in lobster rather than fishes, I still am pretty proud of my first boy. Thanks, Kristina, for the nudge! I popped up his bobbin and the light blue velvet rick rack reminded me of waves.

These are all special cards to me and each recalled very special people to me. If you had the opportunity to know them, they'd all be special to you also. Enjoy!

15 comments:

Cheribella said...

They are all very nicely put together and I'm sure everyone will love them. Your work is great.
Cheri

Jacquie said...

They look sooooo cute! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Berry said...

SUSAN I LOVE THE PUMPKIN BELLA OR TRICK OR TREAT BELLA SHE LOOKS GREAT AND MORE WITH THE NEW CUTTLEBUG BACKROUND WOW JUST AMAZING REALLY LOVED THEM ALL YOUR WORK LIKE ALWAYS

Kim said...

Cute Cute Cute Cute! You work is always a treat to stop by and see! I love them all!
Hugs~ Kim
PS - I have a surprise for you on my blog!

deb said...

I love all 3 of them!!! What a great job you did and I also bet you had fun!!
hugz

Shannon Roberts said...

WOW !! U got your order quick!!! I am in luv with your trick or treat card! PS.....Your Riley's are going out in the AM, I had to go buy a new stamp pad but hey an excuse to stamp & shop; lol!! So be on the watch for a fat envie! TFS!!!

The new Mrs. Dyer said...

i love your trickortreatabella

Sarah Elliott said...

Great cards, I love trickortreatabella, gotta have her :-)

HollywoodDDH said...

Love ALL your new cards! What fun you had making cards and reliving memories. Your use of layering was super! I loved the "Edwin" layering especially!3 corners clipped thru all the layers!Great details!

Theresa said...

Susan...your cards are just too cute! love all of them!

Debby said...

I loved them all and I love your coloring!

Meli Mitchell said...

I'm sorry you had such a rough weekend. Stamping always helps me! I love your cards, they are adorable.

Hope your week is full of sunshine!

Christi (Cici510 on SCS) said...

Your cards are too cute!!! I am in LOVE with that Pumpkinbella!!

Lisa said...

Just adorable...you can mail me all of them whenever you like!!! hehehe Great work!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Your cards are so cute! I especially like your ToTabella! :)