Monday, August 30, 2010

Easy Happy Birthday

Happy Monday morning to all of you!  Its a beautiful day outside even though its warming up here again.  I haven't had to much time to craft since I'm in the process of planning a BBQ for next weekend.  However I did slap this cute card together last week. 

Paper: Core'dinations-BM Amulet, Stampin' Up
Embellishments: Soft Spoken-Birthday Banners


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Butterfly Gifts

Happy Tuesday friends.  I'm going to try to make this post pretty quick since Clara is chomping at the bit to go outside.  I've been going through all my stuff that I've bought to alter and came up with a couple of gifts.  I'm trying to get a jump on Christmas and birthdays.

Here is a couple of views of the mug.  I really like how this turned out considering I only paid less than a dollar for the mug.  Now I'm on the hunt to find some more.  I wonder if the $store has any that are similar?

Don't you just love the post-it notes on this?  I think I got it from the Target $Spot last summer.  I wish I had more of them.

Paper: DCWV-Blossoms & Butterflies
Embellishments: Prima-Flowers, irock-rhinestones, Target $Spot-ribbon, making memories-button
Tools: Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly Punch, Tulip heat setter
Other: coffee mug, photo frame, post-it pad

Have a fab day everyone!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mini Celebration!

Well today has certainly been Monday!  I would have been perfectly happy to just get back in bed and pull the covers over my head until Tuesday. 

I made a set of 4 cupcake cards for my neighbor.  Each card is 2 7/8", perfect to tuck into a birthday gift.  I really enjoyed making them.  I might have to figure out a little box or something and make up a couple of sets to keep on hand as gifts.  As it happens these little cards fit into Simple Doodles Celebrate challenge and allsorts Mini Challenge.

Here is a close up of the wonderful cupcake with liquid applique.  I think it makes pretty good cupcake icing!

Stamps: Stampendous-Freedom Cupcake
Paper: M&MBI-Chester Collection(Petunia)
Embellishments: Ribbon-Oriental Trading Company, Liquid Applique-pink


Friday, August 20, 2010


Well we've almost made it through our first week of school without any meltdowns or major problems.  Rhalynn loves school and according to her "my new 1st grade teacher is sooooo cool!" 

I've been hunting through my crafty stash trying to find my mojo and I realized I have tons of 3D embellishments like the banner on this card so I thought that I would pull them out and try to use them.  Then I was browsing the challenge blogs and thought the Card Patterns sketch 77 couldn't have fit this banner better.  I just flipped it on its side and centered the elements.

Stamp: Cloud 9-Birthday Quotes
Paper: Core'dinations-BM Amulet, Stampin' Up
Embellishments: Soft Spoken-Birthday Banners

Have a wonderful Friday and a spectacular weekend!!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Good luck on your journey!

Hello friends!  I've been trying to find the time to posts this card for about a week now.  I made this for my neighbor who left Ohio for  Colorado last week

Stamps: TGF-O&A Journey, Paper Studio
Paper: Cloud 9 Designs-Chocolate Swirl, DCWV-Black Currant, PTI-White Cardstock
Embelishments: flowers-Prima, button-making memories, rhinestones
Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distressed Ink-Brush Cordaroy

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, August 16, 2010

A thousand sheets of paper!

Really!!  Amy is giving away 1000 sheets of paper!! Wanna know what that looks like?  It looks like heaven to me.

 And thats not all she's also giving away a fabulous collection of stamps.  Oh how my heart goes pitty pat when I look at this picture!!

So click here--->A Thousand Sheets Of Paper and find out all the details and leave Amy some love


Friday, August 6, 2010

Birthday Princess

Today just flew by for me.  I spent most of the day looking for birthday party supplies with the girls in tow.  I think we've finially got everything we need for Clara's 4th Birthday.  My baby is going to be 4 very soon!!!!  I have to remember to order her cake tomorrow, I might have to buy a yummy cupcake too.  The Cakery has the best buttercream icing ever!!

I haven't mentioned it yet here on my blog yet but I won the Sweet November Stamps Baby Trick or Treats Princess preview blog candy from Amy Y's (the fabulous designer of Sweet November Stamps) blog last week. This is the contents of the fabulous package I got in the mail on Wednesday evening.  Thank you Amy!! 

 The moment I recieved her I wanted to ink her up but I had to finish some thing for my Mom that had to be mailed today.  So last night I finially got to ink her up!!  And since Clara nearly fell over with excitment when I showed her the cutie I deciede that she should be on her birthday card.

I simply cut off the candy apple and added a present and ta-da a birthday princess!  I used the fabulous sketch from Crazy 4 Challenges to pull it all together.

Stamps: Sweet November Stamps-Baby Trick or Treats Princess, Studio G-"birthday", Fiskers-Put on your party hat (present)
Paper: My Minds Eye-Meadow Lark
Embelishments: American Craft-mini Marks Rubon (princess), Distressed Stickles-Antique Linen, Stickles-Lavender, Ribbon-from blog candy, large rhinstones
Tools: Martha Stewart-Floral Lace Border Punch

Have a fantastic weekend!!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Post 2 of 2

Its another pink and black card because well I love pink and black and it gave me a chance to use some of the tiny pieces of the Black Currant stack I had.  I can't bear to throw any of it away so I have some really small pieces on hand.  I might be making several like this just to use them up.  I used Get Sketchy's Sketch #49 (I love it), along with the Fussy and Fancy pink and black challenge (again), and the Stamp, Scrap & Doodle CAS challenge (again).

Paper: Core'dinations-In the pink, DCWV-Black Currant, My Mind's Eye-Medow Lark
Embelishments: Stickles Cotton Candy, scrap ribbon
Tools: Sizzix Encouraging Phrases embossing plate, Martha Stewart Cornice border punch

Have a fantastic evening!

Post 1 of 2......

OMG is it hot and humid here!!  Hot I can handle but this humidity is killing me!!

Pink and black is my favorite color combination!!  Don't you just love the cute little birds on the button?  I put this card together using OCC Sketch #26, which also works for Stamp, Scrap & Doodles CAS challenge, Fussy and fancy's pink & black challenge, and little red wagon's Circles, Cirlces, Circles challenge.

Paper: Me and My Big Ideas, Core'dinations-In the pink
Embelishments: Brad-Ann Griffin Peyton Collection, Buttons-making memories, scrap ribbon


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mermaid tail

The Charisma Cardz challenge this week is "Something with a tail".  Since I don't really have any animal stamps (I actually have none) I had to think outside the norm.  Then it struck me, Mermaids have tails!!  So I inked up cutie Pearl Tidepool and got to work.  I combined it with the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch #60  and I had a pretty cute card.

Stamp:  Sweet November Stamps-Pearl Tidepool
Paper:  DCWV-Black Currant
Embelishments:  Distressed Stickles-Picket Fence, Flowers-Making Memories, small brad
Tools: Nestabilities Small Circle #3


Monday, August 2, 2010

State Fair day!

Happy Monday (it did say Tuesday)!!  Today we are off the Ohio State Fair!!! We will be as soon as Anthony gets up.  I've got a cute Christmas card for you today.  I love this image from Hero Arts, it makes me happy!

Challenges entered:
Friday Sketchers - Sketch #113
Little Red Wagon - Christmas in July
Polka Doodles - Generic Male or Female

Stamp: Hero Arts Merriest Wishes set
Paper: Core'dinations, Paper Studio, Martha Stewart Christmas Stack
Embellishments: Offray Floral Ribbon
Ink:  Stampin' Up Glorious Green


Sunday, August 1, 2010

My take on Papertake Weekly

Woo hooo its Sunday and that means Anthony has the next two days off!!!  I hope all of you have had a fantastic weekend!  I'm on a mission to totally wear the girls out today so that they sleep well tonight because tomorrow we are off to Columbus to the Ohio State fair.  I'm super excited.  I love the fair and it makes up for missing the annual Watermelon Festival in my home town Knox City, Texas (which may be the last one ever!). Yummm I miss those Texas seedless watermelons!!

I just love this image by CC Designs!  I think I'm finally getting the hang of coloring hair.  I'm not great but its getting easier!

Challenges entered:
Fab'n' Funky Challenge - Buttons and Bows
Simon Says Challenge - Going Dotty
Papertake Weekly - Sketch #45

Stamp: CC Designs Honey Series Summer
Paper: DCWV Citrus, Me & My Big Ideas Petunia DP, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Embelishments: Buttons-making memories, stickles - Star Dust, Orange Peel

Have a fantastic day!!