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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hey CHICK...it's almost Easter!!!!

These are for my older kiddo's. Of course I make all the grands a little sumpin' sumpin', I will show you that later!!! Heck I may even slip a few greenbacks in the cards too!!! Kids always need money no matter the age, right?????
Working on a huge dealio at my house and will let you all in on the secret when I can. It has nothing to do with the crafting world at all, and NO...heck NO I'm not pregnant.....bwahahahahahahaha!!!
Until later, Chickies!!!!........Gotta split.......TFL!!!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's almost "bunny" season...

I made my hubs his own special easter 'bunny'.....bwahahahahahahahaha!!! I hope he thinks that it looks like me!!!!! I loved Hanna Stamps, they were among my favs to purchase. Sad to see them go!!!! I made her bunny outfit using one of the dress' in the set. Then I used a glue pen and embossing powder to make the tail fluff!!!! Punched out a heart and cut in half to make the ears and embossed those as well.
Well, I'm hopping to the post office to mail a few cards .......
Until later, Bunnies...........Gotta hop..............TFL!!!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

You gotta kiss a lot of frogs.....

to find your PRINCE....well at least I did....bwahahahahahaha!!! He is certainly a prince to me!!! The stamp is from Hanna Stamps....and the sentiment and crown are from a clear set that I found at Big Lots recently. I had to draw a mustache on him because my prince has one....teehee.
I hope he likes its!!!!

Until later, Prince finder or seekers.........Gotta split......TFL!!!!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Just a swangin'......

I love to swing, yep even today!!! If I see a swing I have to get on it and see how high I can go. We have two porch swings because Jeff likes to just 'bump' a little. I'm on my swing riding it like its a ride at an amusement park......bwahahahahahahaha!!!
I made the medallion using a corner punch. I saw this on another blog....forgive me who's ever idea it was......I can't remember where I saw it at. But it turned out pretty cute. You can see I also used the corner punch to create the border as well.
Until later, swingers..........Gotta swing..........TFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cricut playin'

I was playing with my Cricut and my new cartridge Paper pups and came up with this card. Have I told you how much I LOVE my Cricut....I procrastinated for yrs about getting one, but I finally broke down and bought one. I'm so glad that I did. I mainly bought it to make titles for my scrapbook pages. I hate buying a whole package of letter stickers and only using so few of them. No More!!!!!
I also bought Sure-Cuts-a-Lot program so I can use any font that I have downloaded on my computer......LOVE IT!!!!
Until later, Crickets........Gotta split.........TFL!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Warts and all..........

I love this card....it was too fun to make. I found the image online.....its a coloring page, can't remember the site. I then ran it thru my sizzix using a cuttlebug folder (swiss dots). After all, what good lookin' healthy amphibian doesn't sport some warts. I created the sentiment using the computer. My new Toshiba laptop I might add......LOL My other one bit the dust....I guess getting hit by lightening twice would have that affect on me too.....bwahahahahahahahaha.
I will probably be sending this one to my other half.....!!!!! Love ya Babe!!!
Until later, Frogettes........Gotta hop (split)........TFL!!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring has sprung.....

Well, according to all the baby news I have gotten lately. I have two great-nieces that are pregnant. Yep, GREAT-nieces; in both senses of the word!!! Love 'em both. OMG, I just realized that will make me a great-great aunt..TWICE!!!....bwahahahahahahahaha!!!! One niece found out the other day that she will be having a boy and that got me wanting to make baby stuff. I love this set from Stampin' Up!!! It's called 'Out of the Box' and it has all types of things to stamp that can "jump" out of the box, well almost anything...."Jack" wasn't included....Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!
Hope everyone is doing well in blogland and hoping y'all are getting outside to enjoy the fresh air. It was such a welcome sight today to see the sun...ALL day!!!! I was re-vamping my flower beds and they whooped my butt!!!! Wheeewwww!!!!
Until later, Spring'ers...........Gotta split..........TFL!!!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Guitar Heroine!?!?!?!?!

This is my baby girl {Harlee} playing her fav XBOX game....Guitar Hero. She has a captive audience in the front row.....Bwahahahahahahaha!!!

This is a pic of my recent stash haul from Big Lots..... you just never know what you might find there. I love going on treasure hunts and finding great treasures. Do you see those prices.....I couldn't believe my eyes!!!!

Still tired from the weekend....we try to fill the days that Jeff is home with so much because we don't get to spend enough time together with him being away for work all the time. He'll be back home soon and the adventures will begin again!!!! Bwahahahahahaha!!!!

Until later, Heroines..........Gotta split...........TFL!!!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Great weekend...........

We had the best time while Jeff was home, we had family date night on friday, we all went to the movies. Saturday, we had a mini family reunion/b'day party and it was so much fun!!!!
Here are the oldest of the Tatum crew right now.....lol Ouch, I think I pulled a muscle saying that............Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!!! My sister Pam (62), my brother Rusty (60), Me (49) and my brother Micky (47)... Yeah there's always one in the bunch isnt there.......hahahahaha
Mama said it was like having two separate families..... Pam and Rusty were born 18 mnths apart and then a 13 yrs span and then Me and Micky were 18 mths apart......same parents, same everything!!!

We all get along great and I think Mama and Daddy would be very proud of us all!!!!!

I have been so busy I barely have had time to play in my sutdio...but here goes. I received a new set from Stampin' Up that I ordered and I love it. I was organizing my stash of cards and realized that I don't have any Sympathy cards.... so I ordered this set to start making a stash of them. The set is called Thoughts & Prayers.....lovely!!!!

Until later, bro's and sis's in blogland........Gotta split...........TFL!!!!!


Friday, March 19, 2010

and a Pocket full of Posies!!!!

Spring is just around the corner and everyone should have a pocket full of posies..... What would be better than seeing their smiling faces from the front and then seeing a pocket of posies from the back. Would make you smile coming and going....bwahahahahahahahahahaha!!!
Another short and sweet one as my Sugarbear is home and he's only here for a very short time before he has to fly out again.
Until later, Posies.......Gotta split..........TFL!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Have a happy day!!!

I just love the images from Hambo Stamps...... isn't this one a cutie!! I paper pieced the sand castle, shirt, shark and flag. Used a pair of my edge scissors to create the water and distressed the edges of the waves. Layered it all and added some giggle dots that I colored using a sharpie.
Short, sweet and to the point today as my Sugarbear is home and I will get to spend a few days with him and then he's back to Cali.
Until later, Sharkies.......Gotta split......TFL!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Éirinn go Brách !!!!

No, I don't have anything green, irish or clover related to add to today's post. I figured there will be an onslaught of that today. Though, my maternal grandmother was full-blooded irish. Her maiden name was Lena Rivers Gunn. Yep, her middle name was Rivers....lol
Today I've posted other names ..... bwahahahahahaha.
These I recently made to go in our perspective offices..... the two front rooms in our house are his and hers offices. I had these wooden name plates that I purchased a loooonng time ago at Goodwill I believe. Today I painted them, and used my cricut to cut the names (I have the Sure Cuts-a-Lot program....it allows you to use ANY font you have installed on your computer)
..... turned out pretty cute huh????? I plan on re-doing my office this spring and make it less formal and more "ME" so I will probably re-vamp the nameplate when I decide on a new color scheme.
I also made Harlee one as well, I will show you at a later time....hers is pink and black to match her room with an Eiffel Tower image. She has gotten into a kick lately of wanting to speack French and wanting to have french things in her room....LOL Hmmmm, wonder how well that will go with the skulls I painted in there last year.....Bwahahahahahhaha!!!!!

Until later, and Happy St. Paddy's Day......Gotta split.........TFL!!!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Added to today's post.....

I've had questions on how I used the blister packaging/clear acetate packing.... You know how you buy some things and they are in the sorta stiff clear plastic packaging. Especially a lot of crafting supplies come in those types of packaging. Anything that has some sort of flat surface to it I have saved for just this type of project. (See card in post below.) The staz-on inks will adhere to it wonderfully as they are made to do this. So, don't throw out those clear packaging things.....us crafters will find a use for everything and anything.

Have fun!!!!!!

Truly......thinking about you...

all of you here in blog land!!! I've been MIA again....lol I really don't mean to miss out on so much. But life has a way of getting in the way sometimes.....bwahahahahahahaha!!! Had another mini-reunion for the class of '79 this past Sunday. We had the best time, as always!!!! Have another mini-reunion of sorts this saturday at my sister's house. This time it's family and we are having one big b'day celebration as well for all the family members at one time.
Busy, busy, busy......but I wouldn't have it any other way!!!!
Now on to the main event: The card!!!!
I went yesterday to Hobby Lobby with my faithful coupon and bought some white Staz-on. I have been saving the blister packs/clear packaging from many items and thought that I could use them to make clear things for my cards. Here's my first attempt and it turned out pretty good. Then I punched out butterflies using the MS punches and placed them underneath the clear piece. Placed the ribbon across the top to hide the glue and VOILA' Very simple, but WOW!!!!
Until later, My Main Events........Gotta split.............TFL!!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

To a dear friend!!!!

This card is for a dear friend.....Stef @ Glitterbabe Greetings. She sent me some stash for my b'day and this card includes a lot of what I received. Thanks Stef!!!! I know she's probably reading this and will see this card. You will receive it in the mail real soon....bwahahahahaha!!
Until later, glittler babes everywhere........Gotta split.........TFL!!!!


Thursday, March 11, 2010

T'ween, Pre-teen, Young adult, ?!?!?!?!?!?!

This image is from the dollar bin at Michaels.....I'm sure it was for halloween, but I adapted it to work here for one of the above in the title of my post. Love it!!!!

It was an OK day yesterday..... 49 ain't so bad!!! Bwahahahahahahah!!! Raining here AGAIN!!! If it keeps up we are going to have to learn a new language.....DUCK!!! Quack, quack, quack, quack....sorry just practicing. Translation= Have a great day!!!!
Until later, Ducklings......Gotta split.........TFL!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy birthday to me!!!!!!

I'm 49 yrs young today!!!

I'm going to have fun today and see what I can get into......LOL This is a bouquet that my daughter, Harlee picked for me!!! Lovely!!!!!!

Until later, Flowers in my garden of life......Gotta split......TFL!!!!!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I LOVE a good cup a joe...... I just had to create a scrapbook page of my sweety making coffee for me. When he's home he makes my coffee every morning and its ready whenI get up....the funny thing is, he doesn't drink coffee. That makes it all the more special. He left me a note (included on the scrapbook page) of how to make coffee....he's a real funny man. He said that I haven't had to make it in so long that I would probably need directions....Hardy har har!!!! Jeff....Keep your day job, honey!!!!! Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!! On the note; I created a coffee cup ring using a real cup and brown ink. There is real coffee grounds in the little clear envelope and the title is on a real starbucks coffee insulator. I cherish this man, he is the most considerate person I have ever met.
Love ya Sugarbear!!!!!
Until later, morning people........Gotta split..........TFL!!!!!


Monday, March 8, 2010


It wasn't quite this bad, but I did have water in the yard. Broken water meter, so I have been busy with non-crafting things today....... Back again tomorrow with something crafty!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hoppy Easter bunny!!!

Another image from BeccaKay Designs....isn't it cute!! This one could actually be used for a new babies arrival, not just easter. Get it...... waiting on the egg to hatch!!! Bwahahahahahahahaha. She's keeping the egg warm and safe like a good mommy!!! Great stuff hanging out over at the website, so hop on over and bring some home with you to keep warm and safe....lol

Until later, Hunny bunnies...........Gotta split........TFL!!!!


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Don't worry ...."BEE" happy!!!

Here's another image from BeccaKay Designs....isn't it a cutie patootie!!!! I'm going to have a relaxing day today, after cleaning I'm gonna go into my studio and see what I can get into. Wishing you all a very sweet weekend and most of all "BEE happy"!!!!
Until later, Honies.........Gotta split.........TFL!!!


Friday, March 5, 2010

Happy spring !?!?!?!?!?!?!

Will spring ever get here? It seems like it's taking it sweet time this year. I made this card for a challenge at Rubberstamp Chat. It is a card sketch and spring theme. I have no idea where I got this image from, but I love it. Reminded me of Tweety bird. Used color pencils, OMS, and a stump for the birdie!!! You can't help but think spring with these colors I've used. I'm sitting here looking out my window and I can see the birds hopping and dancing on the ground looking for something to eat. I also have birdhouses hanging on my front porch that I can see from here and they are using one to build a nest in. I bet there will be eggs in it before long.

Spring is a comin'!!!
Until later, Chickadees........Gotta split.....TFL!!!


Thursday, March 4, 2010

New design team....Yippee!!!!

Here is the first of the images that I received for the new design team @ BeccaKay Designs. Pretty stuff over there, run over and check it out. This honey bear image was so easy to work with. Using color pencils, OMS and a stump for blending. I printed an extra one to make him more dimensional (using only his head and feet). I embossed his nose and used clear dimensional on the honey. The saying is computer generated. Makes a 'honey' of a card, don't ya think???
Until later, Honeybears.............Gotta split.........TFL!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

B'day season!!!!

This is the start of the birthday season for me. I have a ton of b'day's in my family that will be happening soon; including my own.....bwahahahahahahaha. I LOVE my b'day. I have never had a depressing milestone b'day.....I always wake up that day and thank God for another one.

This card I made for my great-niece Lauren...she will be turning 10 soon. Harlee is going to Lauren's spend the night party this Friday. Good luck, Shannon (Lauren's mom)......bwahahahahahaha. I don't envy her a bit having a house full of 10-11 yrs old girls. But I know they are going to have a blast.

Until later, Girlies..........Gotta split.......TFL!!!


Monday, March 1, 2010

Artsy Fartsy.....

I just love this image.....it's from Hanna Stamps. But I don't think you can purchase the set anymore as Hanna has closed her doors. There are a very few things left to purchase, but it's slim pickins'. I always saw myself dressed like this when I was a little girl dreaming of being an artist. I did get to dress like this for a little while when I worked at Six Flags over Georgia when I was 16 yrs. old. Of course, everyone has to wear a uniform and as an employee we had to wear the outfit they gave us to wear. The artists were the only ones that didn't look like the rest of the cattle. Bwahahahahahahaha!!! Well, it didn't actually look quite this good, but the hat was similar and the smock was close. The pants....blechhhhhh, they weren't these cute tights like the image has. But I was proud to wear it just the same. Now when I'm doing a mural I wear stained jeans, stained t-shirt and my black comfy crocs minus the hat. Maybe one day I will try to find an outfit like this or maybe sew me one. Boy, they will think I'm an eccentric artist......well, maybe I am........bwahahahahahahahaha!!!!!
I think I'm going to use this image for my business card, good idea????
Until later, Artsy Folks...........Gotta split...............TFL!!!!