I'm around...

...but not as much as I would really like to. See, I have so much on my plate right now I've even lost my mojo and my muse is on strike. I stamp something, but I can't seem to put it together and it's really hurting me! I hate this feeling and I hope once my dad is home (he's in the hospital since this past Thursday), maybe then I can focus. Plus the kids are driving me crazy and I can't have an hour at least to even come close to creating. So, don't think I'm gone or that I'm sick again...just trying to clear things off my plate that are right now overflowing and I'll be back to the Gaby ya'll know and love (or loath)...LOL! Ok...I need some humor to let ya'll know I'm still in great spirit. In the meanwhile...here are a couple cards I've made. I'll add details as soon as I find my notes...yikes!

CS: CChip, BBlue, & WWhite
Ink: Prismacolor Markers
Stamps: Wild West from TAC
Embellishments: twine
Others: giga scalloped punch, mega punch, & heat tool to "brand" stars

CS: WWhite & BBlue
Ink: BBlue
Stamps: Seriously Sassy
Embellishments: BLING
Others: Swiss Dots CB folder



Hello all...we have a blog candy winner!!! I went to www.random.org and put in all the entries and I'm happy to say the winner was lucky post #7! Nicola AKA Nic of Gorilla Mama Greats! Let's all congratulate Nic! CONGRATS NIC!!! I already have your snail mail addy in my archives...so watch out for your goodies!!!

Thank you so much for others who participated! I hope to see you all around and this is NOT the last I see of you (to new comment posters). Hey if not to post a comment...at least to drop by to watch rockin' kitty! LMBO! I love how some of you mentioned him...he sure makes me smile too when I come in to post! Once again...thanks so much!

So you think you're lucky? Blog Candy!!!

My 10,000 hits came and went while I was away sick, so to celebrate that stretch, I'm offering up some candy...blog candy that is! All you have to do is answer this simple question and on Monday, March 24th...Random.Org will select a lucky winner!

What's included in this candy?
1 sheet Super Bright Embossed Stickers by Marcella by Kay (lable words)
1 sheet Super Bright Embossed Stickers by Marcella by Kay (journal tags)
1 package dried flowers
1 package Super Bright Metal Accent Embellishments by Marcella by Kay (words)
1 package Global Views Jewel Brads by Deja Views
2 packages of Jolee's Boutique Stickers (beach themed)
1 baggie of Prima flowers (shown in container)
1 spool of fibers
1 Handmade by Gabby coaster Post It notes holder w/pen
6 (not 18...sorry about the type-o) yards of satin ribbon in: chocolate, burgundy, pink, baby blue, white, & olive (1 yd. ea.) NOT SHOWN
and stamped images which will include: Hanna, Bellas, MFT's Who's That Girl, & others!!! NOT SHOWN

I may throw in some other Handmade By Gabby treats in by the end of the blog candy! Depends on my mood...lol!

So...answer this question:

What do you enjoy the most when visiting my blog?

Thanks and GOOD LUCK!!!


Have a Blessed Easter

Blessed Easter

May this day you feel the power of the Lord as he has risen!

God bless each and everyone of you even if you're NOT a Christian who celebrates this day.



Naughty Girl At Work: WARNING! Do NOT look if you're easily offended!

So I'm in a swap called "Jessica Rabbit~Oh So Sexy" where ANYTHING goes that's sexy and un PC...so I decided to make this card. I had a fun time working on these...6 to be exact! Oh what a mind of mine! I even blushed making them...lol. I've censored it here for those easily offended...I don't want to offend anyone...but if you click on the censored picture, it'll direct you to the actual picture in my Photobucket! This is ONLY for those with MY sence of humor and "naughty-ness"! *wink*
CS: BBlack, RRed, & BBlossom
Ink: BBlack, BBlossom, & CCaramel
Stamps: Twisted Sentiments by MFT
Embellishments: Black thin satin ribbon, black bling buttons, & clear crystal bling
Others: ticket corner punch, 1 /38 circle punch, 1/2 circle punch, cottom swabs, Poppin' Pastels, & Qtips

Beautiful RAK's I've received

Thanks so much to all my great gals who have sent me cards! I love them all! Here they are!

The following are from Joani. Thanks hun! There's a Get Well, One that came with my TAC catty she sent me, & Easter

The following are from Joani's momma, GlitterRose! Thanks Rose! One is for St. Patty's Day, Get Well, & Easter

Thanks gals for thinking of me! *SMILE*


Coaster Post It Notes Holder Tutorial

2 sheets 6 x 6 CS or DP
2 sheets 3 3/4 CS in coordinating colors (optional)
2 4 x 4 coasters
1 3 1/2 x 7 sheet CS
Post It Notes
Stamped Images or stickers(optional)
embellishments (optional)
ribbon or fibers (at least 20 inches +)
punches (optional)
scraps (optional)

1. Take your coaster and your 6x6 CS/DP and center the coaster in the center of the 6x6 sheet...you can eyeball it.

2. Fold in the corner tips into the center of the coaster. Keep down with tape. Do this to all 4 corners.

3. Now fold in all 4 sides.

4. (OPTIONAL) To round the edges, gently hold the coaster up on it's side and push with enough pressure to soften the edges and roll until you are happy with the rounding of the corners.

5. Continue now on to the Post It cover.

6. Take your 3 1/2x7 sheet and your Post It to do some measuring. Line up your CS unto a ruler or sheet with measurings.

7. Use your Post It's to measure the middle where you're gonna score and fold for the spine. Take a pencil and lightly mark the middle mark.

8. Once you have your middle marks, take your scorer and score down to the lines to create the creases for your spine.

9. Add glue/double sided tape to the spine of the Post It's, line up with cover, and adhere.

10. Turn over Post It's already adhered to the cover and now glue the back down let dry if needed.

11. If you haven't done so, now is your time to stamp images if you'll be using them, or finishing off what will be your "front". (that's what the 3 3/4 square sheets are for...you may only need one OR you can use them as liners for the inside of the coasters...the choice is yours!)

12. Set the front aside and now we'll attach the Post It's cover to the coasters.

13. Starting with the back coaster, add glue and adhere. Align the cover to the middle of the coaster to cover the inside (if you chose not to use the liners).

14. Now do the same to the front cover.

15. (OPTIONAL) Wrap your ribbon (approx. 20 inches or more needed) over the coasters (before adhering the "front"). Use glue dots or double sided tape to hold down the ribbon. Leave long strands to the opening side of the coasters.

16. Tie ribbon

17. Decorate as desired!!

Here is the final outcome! Hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and if you make one...let me know! I would love to see what you made!


More coaster Post It notes holders

After completing a few swap cards, I decided to rest by making a couple more of these coaster notes holders. I'm having so much fun making these! I'm working on a tutorial...so keep a look out for that! All of the DP/PP used in the making of these are paper received from a kit swap I was in on SCS. Now to use my OWN DP/PP! LMBO!!!

CS: DP (unknown...got in swap), PPink, & WWhite
Ink: BBlack & Prismacolor Markers
Stamps: BeachaBella (?)
Embellishments: ribbon, jewel brads, & hardware
Others: coasters & Post It's

CS: DP (unknown from swap), RRed, & WWhite
Ink: BBlack & Prismacolor Markers
Stamps: CosmoBella
Embellishments: BLING & brads
Others: mega scalloped punch, scalloped punch, coasters, & Post It's

CS: DP (unknown from swap), GGreen, BBlue, & WWhite
Ink: BBlack & Prismacolor Markers
Stamps: FlowahBella
Embellishments: jewel brads & satin ribbon
Others: Post It's & coasters

Coaster Post It Notes Holder

I made this post it notes holder last night after seeing some real cool ones on SCS. I have tons of coasters...so what to do with them? They have been stored for quite some time now and now is the time to break them out again. I'm gonna make more of them to sell in my Etsy store...but I am gonna take my time because I have other crafting/stamping stuff to attend to FIRST! I'll probably end up making these when my kids are on Spring Break so my DD LV can help me. They are so easy to make. I'll see if I have some time to post my tutorial on making these. In the meanwhile...what do you think? This one is part of the blog candy goodies! It comes with a mini pen inside. (You can see that on the picture for the blog candy)

CS: CChip, WWhite, & DP Angelica by Marcella by K
Ink: BBlack & Prismacolor markers
Stamps: Meet Me At The Cafe' by MFT
Embellishments: Satin Chocolate ribbon
Others: Coasters, Post It's, & pen


4x6 Notebook Covers

Hey there...almost 100% better so I made these notebook covers. They are substituted for Post It note covers since I ran out and hadn't been to the story since I got ill. I made them for a swap over on my MSN group...I hope the recipients like them. I'm sure they'll see them as they visit my blog...but I hope they're "surprised" when they receive them in the mail...LOL! I LOVED using this set on kraft paper...the white "berries" seem to POP off the paper. I had initially stamped them using white craft ink...but maybe I was doing something wrong or I don't know what...that only the circle outline was visible and not the inside...so I filled it with a white gel pen. What do you think?

CS: BBlack & Kraft
Ink: CChip, AArtichoke, BBlack, & White Craft
Stamps: Out On A Limb
Embellishments: Satin white ribbon
Others: white gel pen & notebook