Thursday, April 29, 2010

Enjoy the Ride

Looky Looky Looky... I made something! Woo Hoo! Feeling a little rusty but... it felt good!

Just playing with some of my new favs... love this PTI set, the PTI felt and the PTI dies! Also... I used some of my music paper that my good friend, Janelle, was kind enough to send me! :)

Well... going to keep it short! My parents called today and asked for Carver to spend the night! I dropped him off in the early afternoon. Lots to do around here while I have a little 'free' time!

Hopefully some of that free time can be spent right here later on... making some cards and visiting with friends! :)

One more thing... I want to show you what my cousin brought to me this afternoon!!

I LOVE IT! I have wanted one of these for a long time but was not going to pay what the catalogs want for them. I thought I would eventually make one for myself and I have yet to do it (surprise surprise). My cousin made me this one as a Thank you for letting her use my Cricut machine... I came out way good on that deal! :) That was very sweet and as a Thank you to her... I am telling anyone in the Nashville, TN area ... email me if you want one of these and I will tell you her pricing and give you her info! Believe me... much much cheaper than what you would pay elsewhere!

Peace and Love!

Stamps - Enjoy the Ride (PTI)
Paper - Hawaiian Shores, True Black and Raspberry Fizz (PTI), Music paper from Janelle :)
Ink - True Black, Hawaiian Shores, and Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Other - Enjoy the Ride and Rickrack Border dies (PTI), Felt (PTI), Studio 18 rhinestones, SU corner rounder and dimensionals, Circle Nesties.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Just because post!!

Just because it has been so long... I am doing a short post! Sorry I haven't been around here or on your blog. I worked my tail off last week and this week... I seem to just be out of steam.

I am frustrated right now with my new to me laptop and trying to learn how to use Photoshop. I am going to switch back to my old laptop and back to my old ways! It is just not the time to be learning so many new things... it just gets me frustrated because nothing seems to be working right. Anyway... just frustrated and needed to vent! It's my blog... I can do that, right?

Hopefully I can get my stuff together and get back in the swing soon!

Now... I am going to try to make something so I will have something better to post soon! I need some good crafting therapy to get me through the rest of the night without screaming! :)

Hope you are all doing well! Peace and Love!

Saturday, April 24, 2010


I made this card to give to my mom today for her birthday! Her birthday is not today but we are celebrating with my family this afternoon!

It is stormy and yucky! Severe weather so I am a little nervous about that!

My body aches and I am soooo sleepy! :) I have been working my tail off to get my house cleaned out and better organized! Michael took 1 tub and 1 bag of just stuff.. and 4 bags of clothes to the Goodwill truck today! I have a 2 tubs of crafty stuff to deliver this weekend.. plus another tub of stuff to my mom. Plus... about 5 bags of misc. stuff that is going different places! AND... I am not done!

Off to tackle the t-shirt battle with the husband! Time to work on our room and then take a bath and make some potato salad to take tonight!

Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!

Peace and Love!

Stamps - For the Love of Dots (Practicing Creativity), Women of Life (PTI)
Paper - Kraft and Dotty Biscotti (PTI)
Ink - True Black and Dark Chocolate (PTI), Distress (Ranger)
Other - Button and Twine (PTI), Kaiser Rhinestone, Corner Rounder, Sizzix Flower Layers Die

Friday, April 23, 2010

One Layer Birthday

Happy Friday! Hope you are all having a great day so far!

I made this card for my niece, Libby, for her birthday!

It is also for Kristina Werner's One Layer Card Challenge!

Sorry to keep it short and sweet but I have been super busy with the spring cleaning! I am sooooooooooooooo excited about how clean and organized my craft room is right now. I am fixing to start on cleaning out the clothes in the closet in here and then I will be done (with the exception of a few projects that I will work on here and there). Woo Hoo! Once I get it all done... I will be sure to post pics!

Sorry to be absent from visiting for a while! I am not on the computer much except to check email and that has been about it. Until I get done cleaning out my house... I am not sure how much better that will get! Still love you all!

Peace and Love!

Stamps - Enjoy the Ride (PTI)
Paper - White (PTI)
Ink - Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, and Rich Razzleberry (SU), True Black (PTI)
Other - Corner rounder

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You

Happy Tuesday!

Michael asked me to make a card for him to give away to a special person and I was having trouble getting 'in the groove' since it has been a little bit since I made a card. So.... I started looking for inspiration! So... Thanks 2 Sketches 4 You for the inspiration!

Hope you all have a fantastic day! We are headed out to run errands and after Carver has his nap, I am taking him to the doctor.

Peace and Love!

Stamps - Big and Bold Wishes (PTI)
Paper - Soft Stone (PTI), Fresh Print Clothesline collection from Little Yellow Bicycle
Ink - Basic Grey (SU), Rosebud (Colorbox), Distress (Ranger)
Other - SU Corner rounder, dimensionals and Scallop Border punch, Ribbon (May Arts), Kaiser Pearls, Labels 4 nesties, Pin and glitter from stash

Monday, April 19, 2010

What I Am Doing...

What am I doing?

I can't believe that I am going to show you this but.... this is what I am doing...

I am cleaning OUT my craft/cat/crap room! :) I know it doesn't look like I am cleaning it because it doesn't look clean. I am actually just cleaning it out and then I will go back and give it a good cleaning! :) I am soooooooooooooo tired of having so much stuff... ! And I don't just mean in my craft room!

I have piles everywhere of stuff that is going to be going to a new home... somewhere... really soon! :) I am not kidding when I tell you that I have 'collected' scrapbooking supplies for well over 10 years now! And I have a hard time parting with things but.... not this time! Keeping my eye on the prize... a nice, clean and organized room with ONLY the stuff that I will use (at some point... ha)!

And... in case you are wondering... NO... the rest of my house doesn't look like this. Just this room! It is the 'catch all' room! Unfortunately! You can tell by the furnishings... a few are pieces that go with something else (bedroom furniture for example) that we have no where to store but cant fit in other rooms. One day I hope to get some new bedroom furniture and I can sell the whole set together. Anyway.... rambling! :)

Just wanted to post and show you what I am up to! I will be sure to post the after pictures so you can see that I do... indeed... know how to clean and organize! :)

Thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes! I had a wonderful day!! You guys are the best!

Peace and Love!

Supplies: you name it... it's there! :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Today I am....

Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birthday to me!
Happy Birthday to meeeee!
Happy Birthday to me! :)

So... I let a lot of blog award acknowledgements escape me way back a few months ago when I had my surgery! I decided that today I would list 33 things about myself that you may not already know! I always enjoy reading these lists about other people (that usually go along with some of the blog awards) so I thought... why not! It's my birthday... I can do what I want! :)

Disclaimer... not all of these things will be things that I am 'proud of' but they are telling of who I am or progress that I have made! ha

1. I played sports my whole life up until my first semester of college.
2. I was voted Most Athletic my Senior year of High School.
3. I had a fracture of the spine my Senior year.
4. I played basketball for a local college for a little while my Freshman year.
5. I quit... I hated it.
6. I hate people telling me what to do.
7. I got in a lot of trouble as a teenager.
8. I got into several fights as a teenager. Actual physical fights.
9. Most of those fights were caused by taking up for myself or my friends.
10. I was engaged at 19 and married at 21.
11. I was engaged after only 2 months of dating.
12. For several years we had a motorcycle.
13. Sometimes I miss having a motorcycle... let me clarify... I miss having a Harley! :)
14. I have a bachelors degree in Psychology.
15. My first job... post college... was as a Case Manager at a local mental health clinic. Interesting to say the least!
16. My second job was as a Benefits Administrator at LifeWay Christian Resources.
17. My very first job that I had... I had for 5 years and it was working at Mrs. Winners (a fast food chicken place).
18. I guess I will tell you about my only other job in between that and finishing college... it was as a Traffic Assistant at Performance Food Group.
19. I am terrified of public speaking.
20. If I were to move away... I would want to move to California.
21. I am ashamed at the amount of crafty stuff that I own.
22. My #2 dream job would be to create everyday and get paid for it.
23. I live my #1 dream job!
24. I hate hate hate drama and I hate it even more when I seem to create it myself.
25. I don't hang out with a lot of women because of the fact that I hate drama!
26. I am a loner and very independent... always have been.
27. I drive fast... I like to drive fast... I drive better at a faster rate of speed!
28. I bite my fingernails.
29. I bite my toenails (ha ha... just kidding... just seeing if you are paying attention)...
29. I am anti-social as often as I can be.
30. I have a very small tattoo of a cross on the inside of my right ankle.
31. I got that tattoo on my Senior trip.
32. I have gone through a bout with depression before. That's what working in Mental Health and getting married as a baby can do for you! :)
33. I sometimes think I could still benefit from some medicine! :) Can I get an Amen?

Okay... so I am not as sweet as you might think, huh? :)

Well... if you stuck around... Thanks! :) I had a hard time thinking of things which is unlike me because I am always so chatty!

I tried to think of things that you didn't already know... hopefully you already know the important things...

I am a Christian!
I love my family!
I love my church family!
I love you guys!
I am blessed! :)

Peace and Love! Have a great day on 'my day'! :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Night post

Okay... so here are the last few cards that I have left to post! These were also made for the quilt ministry at church! I made a few of the flower ones and several of the 'man' cards!

I may be MIA on here after tomorrow ... I am switching over to a new (to me) laptop and I have nothing left to post as far as cards, etc... go! :) And... I don't see me making a whole lot over the next few days! Maybe I will post some pics from our zoo trip or Easter (since I never did)!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Peace and Love!

Stamps - Wishing you (PTI)
Paper - White (PTI)
Ink - Real Red, YoYo Yellow, Pink Passion, and Garden Green (SU)
Other - Kaiser Rhinestones, SU Corner Rounder

Stamps - Through the Trees (PTI)
Paper- Kraft, Rustic Cream and Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Ink - Dark Chocolate, Real Red or Brilliant Blue (SU)
Other - Glossy Accents (Ranger), Square Nesties, Dimensionals (SU), Buttons (PTI)

Happy Friday!

It's midnight when I am posting this! Going to keep it short! Tired of hearing myself talk! :)

Glad to not be posting Christmas! Love Christmas... had fun making stuff. Hard to post it when it is hot outside. Glad to have it off my computer. Switching laptops. Thanks hubby!

Cards made for quilt ministry at church! Had wrong attitude at first... gentle slap in the face from God (hence the Late Night Rambling post a while back)... over myself (still slightly ashamed for having bad attitude) and thrilled to be making cards for this ministry! My opportunity to give back! Sorry Sarah! Confession is good for the soul! :)

Going to the zoo (hopefully)... Have a great Friday! Peace and love! :)

Supplies: In Bloom (PTI), Cardstock - Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart, Spring Moss (PTI), Pearls (Kaiser), Ink - Dark Chocolate (PTI)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bucket Advent

This is the other project that I worked on lately. I think I am going to have to enlist the help of a friend who is a wonderful seamstress (hint hint) to finish/fix it! I saw the idea in Pottery Barn last year but of course I am not going to pay what they want for it when I can make one... or so I thought. So... here is the ... let's call it... rough draft...

I want to replace the twine with ribbon and sew it where I can get the buckets to all stay facing forward. I also need to measure my mantle and do better about making it fit.

Peace and Love!

I Am A Bad Friend and I Know It

I am going to quit saying that I hope to catch up with you all today, tomorrow or even next week. I seem to be setting myself up to fail! :) I honestly do not know where time has gone these past two weeks. I promise you it hasn't been spent making cards (even though you can't tell it from all the Christmas cards/tags, etc... that I have posted)! Most of what I have been showing was made before I started being a bad blog friend!

So... I am just going to say today that... maybe I will visit you sometime this month!

If you quit visiting me and leaving comments... I don't blame you! :) I hope you won't but... I don't blame you!

Anyway.... I do have more Christmas stuff to share!

I bought these wooden tags/ornaments at Hobby Lobby at Carvers first Christmas. I wanted to make him an ornament for every Christmas with his picture on it!

Well.. I finally made the two that I had! I made his first and second year Christmas ornaments. I will have to get some more this year and hopefully I will get better at making them. They are made and that is the important thing!

This submission deadline for Christmas projects definitely helped me to complete two projects ... well... almost complete two projects (I will share the almost completed one later) ... that I have been wanting to do! So... that is good, right? :)

Here are the ornaments.... they are a little busy for my liking but... again.... they are done! I realized that for at least his first two Christmas's ... I don't have any really good ornament decorating pictures. Will have to keep that in mind while taking pics this year!

Supplies: combined
Ornaments (Hobby Lobby)
Paper - Making Memories Advent Mistletoe, White (Staples), North Pole collection (Crate Paper)
Ink - Vintage Photo Distress
Other - Distress Crackle paint (Ranger), Oval and Circle Nesties, NP collection chipboard (Crate Paper), AC Slick Marker, Distress tool, SU Dimensionals, Rhinestones (Kaiser and LYBicycle), Making Memories Mistletoe Masking tape, Flowers and Word Fetti, AC Thickers

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Blogiversary Winner!!

Here to announce the winner of my blogiversary giveaway!

LeAnne... you are #12... that is who picked! I tried to figure out how to get the picture of it on my blog... but I couldn't! You guys will just have to trust me! Sorry!

LeAnne... Congratulations and email me at so I can get your prize out ASAP!

Thanks for all of the support over the last year! It has been a blast and looking forward to what the next year will bring! And thanks to Janelle for suggesting that we celebrate together! I love you girl! :) Love you all!

I have two other posts today so stick around to see those if you haven't already!

Peace and Love!

Last of the Christmas cards

Woo Hoo! I am anxious to get these all posted and move on to something else so... here is post #2 for the day!

Hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday! Carver and I went to the park to play for a while. It was beautiful and nice to just get out and enjoy some fresh air!

Don't forget that in a few hours, I will be picking my winner my blogiversary giveaway so if you haven't entered... scroll on down and find it (I am too lazy to link to it :) ... ) and leave me a comment!

Stamps - 2009 Holiday Tag Collection (PTI)
Paper - White (PTI), Pink Passion, Green Galore, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange (SU)
Ink - True Black (PTI)
Other - SU Corner rounder, dimensionals, and Word Window punch, Circle punch

Stamps - Holiday Cheer (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Paper - Kraft and Rustic Cream (PTI)
Ink - Real Red, Glorious Green, Garden Green, and Old Olive (SU), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Other - SU Corner rounder and dimensionals, Kaiser Rhinestones, Twine (The Shabby Green Door)

Stamps - Owl Christmas (Hero Arts), Polka Dot Basics (PTI)
Paper - White (PTI)
Ink - True Black (PTI), Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange, Real Red, Green Galore and Pink Passion (SU)
Other - circle punch, Kaiser rhinestones, SU Dimensionals

Stamps - Holiday Cheer (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Paper - White (PTI)
Ink - True Black (PTI), L'Amour Red (Superior), Ruby Red and Real Red (SU)
Other - Glossy Accents and Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), SU Corner rounder, Kaiser Snow Pearls

Stamps - Merry Christmas (Bo Bunny), Signature Christmas (PTI)
Paper - Vintage Cream and Aqua Mist (PTI), You're a Natural Darling (Clear and Simple Stamps)
Ink - Dark Chocolate (PTI), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Other - SU Corner rounder, Kaiser rose pearls

Peace and Love!

Tag Time

Yep... gonna share some tags! It is about midnight on Monday night... so really Tuesday morning. I am still up so why not post.

I did a little blog hopping but my friend called as I was getting started and we chatted for several hours. It felt good... I needed that! Sometimes it is nice to chat with someone who understands you and helps you to feel better about yourself when you are not liking yourself too much!

Anyway.... will spare you the 'drama'! :) I will have to finish catching up with everyone tomorrow I guess but it feels good to actually feel like blog hopping. Huge weight lifted off with my news today... now I just have to worry about getting rid of all the other crap. But I said I would spare you the drama so... onto the tags! :)

Oh... I did make a couple of new non-Christmas cards last night that I will have to share soon. Have to edit the pics and I just don't feel like doing that now!

Stamps - Merry Christmas (Bo Bunny)
Paper - Pink Passion, Summer Sun, Green Galore, Real Red, Only Orange and Tempting Turquoise (SU), White (PTI)
Ink - True Black (PTI), Tattered Rose Distress (Ranger)
Other - Labels Four Nesties, Big Shot, SU Dimensionals, Eyelet (AC), Star Dust Stickles(Ranger), Twine (Whisker Graphics), Jewel Stickers (LYB)

Stamps - Heart Warmers (CHF), 2009 Holiday Tag collection (PTI)
Paper - Green Galore (SU), White (PTI)
Ink - True Black (PTI)
Other - SU Dimensionals, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Kaiser Rhinestones, Twine (Whisker Graphics), Copics, Labels One Nesties, Big Shot

Stamps - 2009 Holiday Tag Collection (PTI), Owl Christmas (Hero Arts)
Paper - Pure Poppy and White (PTI)
Ink - True Black and Pure Poppy (PTI)
Other - Silver Kaiser Rhinestones, Cherry Twist Twine (The Shabby Green Door), SUDimensionals, Labels Nine Nesties, Big Shot

Stamps - Vintage Christmas (Crafty Secrets)
Paper - Rustic Cream and Kraft (PTI)
Ink - True Black, Ripe Avocado and Dark Chocolate (PTI), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Other - Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger), Twine (Jillibean Soup), Su Dimensionals, Labels Nine Nesties, Big Shot, Scarlet Jewel Buttons (PTI)

Stamps - Merry Christmas (Bo Bunny)
Paper - Joy Ride collection (Collage Press)
Ink - True Black (PTI)
Other - Joy Ride chipboard stickers and journaling card (Collage Press), Su Dimensionals, Twine (Whisker Graphics), Kaiser Silver Rhinestones, Circle Nesties, Big Shot

Stamps - Vintage Christmas (Crafty Secrets)
Paper - Vintage Cream and Sweet Blush (PTI)
Ink - Dark Chocolate and Aqua Mist (PTI), Tattered Rose Distress (Ranger)
Other - Labels Four Nesties, Twine (PTI), Lemon Kaiser Pearls, Su Dimensionals

Well... that's all the tags!

Fixing to make a computer switch over so trying to go ahead and get everything posted! Sorry for the mass overload!

I will be back later tonight (Tuesday) to post the winner of my blogiversary blog candy!

Peace and Love!

Monday, April 12, 2010

More Cards

And... another one of those days so... it will be short!

However, I did get some great news... my test came back fine... Praise God! Thanks again for the prayers!

Stamps - Heart Warmers (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Paper - White (PTI)
Ink - True black (PTI)
Other- Lemon Divine Twine (Whisker Graphics), Star Dust Stickles and Glossy Accents (Ranger), SU Corner Rounder, Kaiser Rhinestones, copics

Stamps - Holiday Cheer (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Paper - White (PTI)
Ink - True Black (PTI)
Other- SU Corner rounder, Wrights Trim, Kaiser Rhinestones

Stamps - Sawyer Snowman (Unity), Owl Christmas (Hero Arts)
Paper - White (PTI)
Ink - Versamark, Only Orange (SU)
Other - Black Emboss Powder (Superior), Kaiser Rhinestone, Aqua Divine Twine (Whisker Graphics), SU Corner rounder

Stamps - Joy Tree (Unity), 2009 Holiday Tag Collection (PTI)
Paper- White (PTI)
Ink - True Black (PTI), Pink Passion (SU)
Other- copics, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Kaiser Rhinestones, Orange and Yellow Divine Twine (Whisker Graphics), SU Corner rounder

Hope you guys are having a great Monday! Don't forget to comment on my blog candy a few posts down if you haven't already! I will pick the winner tomorrow!

I will start catching up with you all tonight!

Peace and Love!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Been One of Those Days

So.... not much chit chat... sorry!

Here are a few more holiday cards!

Stamps - Vintage Christmas (Crafty Secrets), Tree Trimming Trio (PTI)
Paper - Kraft, Rustic Cream and True Black (PTI)
Ink - True Black
Other - Labels Four Nesties, Big Shot, E Line Pearls (Prima), SU Corner rounder and dimensionals, Cream twine (PTI)

Stamps - Vintage Christmas (Crafty Secrets)
Paper - Kraft and Vintage Cream (PTI), Graphic 45 pp
Ink - Real Red (SU), True Black (PTI), Distress ink (Ranger)
Other - Oval Nesties, Big shot, SU Corner rounder and dimensionals, Twine (PTI), Trim (Hobby Lobby), Pearls (Prima)

Stamps - Snow Swirled (SU)
Paper - Vintage Cream and Sweet Blush (PTI)
Ink - Dark Chocolate and Aqua Mist (PTI), Distress ink (Ranger)
Other- Twine (PTI), SU Corner rounder and dimensionals, Kaiser pearls, Square Nesties, big shot

Stamps - Dasher (Stampin Up), Signature Christmas (PTI)
Paper - Kraft, Pure Poppy, White (PTI)
Ink - True Black (PTI), Distress ink (Ranger), VersaMark
Other - Oval Nesties, Big Shot, Twine (PTI), SU Dimensionals and corner rounder, Emboss Powder (Superior), Kaiser Rhinestone

Peace and Love!

Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog candy, a couple of posts down, if you haven't already!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Christmas Krafts

Happy Saturday! We have been at the soccer fields this morning watching my niece and nephew at their games! I got some sun so I am really really tired! :) But... before I lay down (maybe)... I wanted to post.

These are a few of the Christmas cards that I have made in the past couple of weeks! I am showing you several because I still have quite a few to share and .... no one really wants to see Christmas cards in April... right? :) Sorry but I don't have anything else to share right now! Like I said before... I have worked on some Christmas cards for the current calls. Most nights I go without making anything lately but when I do get 'in the mood'... I make several each night! Once I share all of these... hopefully I will have some fun spring/summer stuff to show or even throw in between Christmas card/tag posts! Never too early to start getting those Christmas cards made though! :) Lets you focus on making other things or doing other things once Christmas approaches!

Anyway... enough chatter! Here they are...

Stamps - Signature Greetings (PTI)
Paper - Kraft (PTI), My Minds Eye pp
Ink - True Black (PTI), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Other- Twine (PTI), MS Snowflake punch, Kaiser Rhinestones

Stamps - Owl Christmas (Hero Arts)
Paper - Kraft (PTI)
Ink - VersaMark, VPD (Ranger)
Other - Zing emboss powders (AC), Black emboss powder (Superior), Kaiser Rhinestone, SU Corner rounder, PTI Twine

Stamps - Holiday Wishes (PTI)
Paper - Kraft (PTI)
Ink - True Black (PTI), VPD (Ranger)
Other - Dew Drops (Robins Nest), PTI Twine, Hambly rub on, SU Corner rounder

Stamps - Heart Warmers (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Paper - Kraft (PTI)
Ink - True black (PTI), VPD (Ranger)
Other - SU Corner Rounder, Kaiser Rhinestones, copic maker, PTI Twine, Glossy Accents (Ranger)

If you haven't seen my blogiversary giveaway... make sure to scroll down one post and leave me a comment!

Also... one last thing! I am so sorry that I haven't been around to your blog lately... I wish I had a better excuse but... I think I am just having trouble concentrating this week. I don't spend too much time on one thing at all! Hopefully I will hear about my test results on Monday and when I get the great news that I am expecting :) .... I hope to be in a better place... more able to focus! I promise to catch up with you all!

Peace and Love!

Friday, April 9, 2010

One Year Ago Today

I started this amazing blog journey!! Little did I know then how much joy this 'blogging thing' would bring into my life! :) I have met some amazing and wonderful women (you) who I am so thankful to call my friends!

One of my special friends, Janelle, (Show and Tell) is also celebrating her one year blogiversary today! So... we decided that we would celebrate together!! If you don't know Janelle... you should! Janelle is such a beautiful, kind and caring woman... not to mention... a wonderful crafter!

Janelle's sweet daughter, Britt, made the button for us at the top of my post! Isn't it adorable? I just love it! Janelle joked that we were twins separated at birth when we realized we shared the same blogiversary! I think we are in many ways!! So.... that is where it started... in case you were wondering! :)

We decided that we would both use the same stamp set to make a card to post today! We chose Big and Bold Wishes from Papertrey! Here is my card....

I went with the Thank you sentiment because I wanted to thank all of you who visit me! Some of you have visited me almost from the start... at least one of you from the start (Courtney)!

So... as a Thank you to all of you and as a Thank you to Courtney for being my IRL crafty friend and my blog friend... I wanted to give away one of her new stamp sets... For The Love of Dots... and some of her fabbie May Arts ribbon that she sells in her store.... I am giving away 5 different ribbons... 1 yard each!

If you would like to win this prize... just leave me a comment. You have until Tuesday, April 13th at 5pm CST to enter. I will (hopefully) use to pick a winner (if I can figure it out) and post the winner on Tuesday night! Good luck!! :) And Thank you again for being my friend! :)

Peace and Love!

Stamps - Big and Bold Wishes (Papertrey)
Paper - Aqua Mist and Vintage Cream (Papertrey), You're a Natural Darling (Clear and Simple Stamps)
Ink - Dark Chocolate (Papertrey), Vintage Photo Distress (Ranger)
Other - SU Dimensionals and corner rounder, Lemon Kaiser Pearls, Camelot Roses Gwenlyn (Prima), Big Shot, Labels 4 Nesties, Cream Twine (Papertrey)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Christmas in April

Here are two of the Christmas cards that I have made recently. Don't tell anyone but these are not my favs of the ones that I have made so I am sharing those first!

Also... I wanted to make sure you guys didn't think I was tooting my own horn yesterday! Well... I was in a way but it was about how well I have been doing with not stressing over the pub calls! I have not had any new cards picked for CARDS this time. The deadline is still going! So... just wanted to clarify that! :) Again... if that is how that came across.... I just wanted to make sure you knew I wasn't tooting my own horn about having cards accepted! :)

Hope you are all having a great Thursday!

Going to keep it short and sweet!

Be sure to check back tomorrow... it is a special day here and I will be having my first giveaway to celebrate! Woo Hoo!

Peace and Love!

Supplies: Merry and Bright
Stamps - Wonderfully Whimsical and 2009 Holiday Tag Collection (PTI)
Paper - White and Hibiscus Burst (PTI)
Ink - Whisper white and Garden Green (SU), Hibiscus Burst and True Black (PTI)
Other - hole punch, SU Modern Label punch, corner rounder and dimensionals, Orange Zest ribbon (PTI), Star Dust stickles and glossy accents (Ranger), Kaiser Rhinestones, Copics

Supplies: Joy Love Peace
Stamps - Holiday Tree (PTI)
Paper - Tempting Turquoise (SU), White (PTI)
Ink - True Black (PTI), Whisper White and Pink Passion (SU), Versamark
Other - Orange and White Divine Twine (Whisker Graphics), SU Corner Rounder, Curvy Label punch and dimensionals, Silver Kaiser Rhinestones, Sticker (K & Co)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Happy Wednesday!

Today I am posting the other half cards of the digital background cards that I posted a little while ago. These are not my favs!

And... I am posting a card that I made using the Unity March kit of the month! I made it to send to a special young lady! She received it a long time ago but I haven't posted it yet because it looks a little better in person (I hope). It is bright bright bright! And... I wasn't too happy with the picture of it that I got before I mailed it!

Anyway... here they are!!

Hope you guys are having a great day! Things are good here! I have worked a little bit on blog hopping the past couple of days but am still not 'caught up'! I don't know what is wrong with me... I haven't been in the blogging or blog hopping mood... or even the card making mood lately! Guess that means I am in need of a little break! I am really in the mood to dig in and finally get my craft room cleaned up and out. I am in the getting rid of stuff mood.... not just in the craft room... everywhere!!

I have plenty of new stuff to show but it is all Christmas stuff! I have worked a little bit on the current PC call. However... I have managed to not let it consume me and most nights.... I don't make anything for it at all... or anything at all for that matter! So... that is progress for me! I think I am actually done with what I will send in to PC. I am kind of out of ideas/inspiration so unless some strikes between now and the deadline... I am cool! :) Feels good! I had fun with what I made... a lot of fun. At this point... if I try to make more... it seems like it will be more like work so... we will see how that goes! I am really trying here people! :)

I did real well on the CARDS call and another call... I sent in previously made submissions for both.... woo hoo. I did have a couple of new Christmas ones that I sent in because they looked like they would fit better with CARDS! Anyway... enough chatting! :) I just wanted to let you know since I posted my late night rambles that I am doing really well with the submission thing! I find my mind focused on the things that it should be focused on! Thank you God!!

Peace and Love!

Supplies: digital ones combined
Stamps - Heart Flowers (The Cutting Cafe), Polka Dot Basics II (Papertrey)
Paper - White (PTI)
Ink - Hibiscus Burst and Hawaiian Shores (PTI)
Other - Copics, Glossy Accents and Stickles (Ranger), SU Corner rounder, American Crafts Thickers

Supplies: bright one
Stamps - You Rocked It Unity Style (Unity)
Paper - White (PTI), Only Orange (SU)
Ink - True Black (PTI)
Other - copics, glossy accents and stickles (Ranger), SU Corner rounder and dimensionals, Signo White gel pen, Circle Nesties, Felt ribbon (stash), Stapler