Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Paper Crafts Sept/Oct. Pub

Happy Tuesday! Today I wanted to share the card that I had published in Paper Crafts September/October issue! It was in the Color Play section of the mag.

Hope you are all having a great day! Carver and I went to the mall because I needed to get some new make-up and now I am exhausted! :)

Well... I guess that is it for me today!

I have fallen behind on keeping up with my google reader. I hope to spend the next couple of nights getting caught up a bit on what everyone has been up to! That is...if I can quit putting Twilight on! ha! I keep thinking I can watch it and do other things... like i can do with most other movies/shows. But... I can't keep my eyes off the TV. Gonna have to stop that! :)

Peace and Love!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Love Cards

Happy Monday!

I wanted to share something different today but I don't have time to get it all together so instead I am sharing some Love cards that I have made for submissions over the last couple of months, etc!

Carver is in his bed but he is refusing to go to sleep. I need to get him up soon because he has been in there for a while now. We only napped a few days last week. I am afraid that the days of naps are coming to an end! :(

Anyway.... here are a few cards. I have more to share later on.

Peace and Love!

Supplies: Love Tattoo
Stamps - Love Tattoo by Lizzie Anne Designs
Paper - Kraft by Papertrey
Ink - Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - Twine by Papertrey, SU corner rounder, Crayola colored pencils, Kaiser Rhinestone

Supplies: Love Borders
Stamps - Never Ending Borders by Elle's Studio
Paper - White by Papertrey
Ink - Pear Tart, Dandelion, Bahama Blue and Rose Bud by Tsukineko
Other- Orange Zest button by Papertrey, Orange Twine by Whisker Graphics

Supplies: Falling for You
Stamps - Ippity Moon Beams and Heart Strings by Unity
Paper - Kraft by Papertrey
Ink - Timber Brown StazOn, L'Amour Red by Superior, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - Glossy Accents by Ranger, Lily White Jewel by Doodlebug, Crayola Colored Pencils, SU Corner rounder

Friday, August 27, 2010

Baby Cards

Whew... what a day! I have been cleaning since the minute that I woke up! Thought I would take a break for a second (before I straighten up my craft room) to post some cards that I made for the quilt ministry at church!

The pics aren't great! I wanted to show them all but without taking a picture of each individual color!

Apparently... we are having lots of babies around here right now! :) Which is always a good thing!

Anyway.... I have had a productive day even though I stayed up until 3:30am for the 2nd night in a row!

I really thought I would go to sleep early last night but while waiting for Carver to fall asleep (so he wouldn't want to get in my bed as soon as I went to bed), I started watching Twilight. And then I had to watch New Moon so yeah... I stayed up way too late. And... I am pretty sure that after I did go to sleep... I was having dreams about Edward! :) It's okay... I have already told Michael! And... he isn't worried! Ha!

Oh... and that was my first time to see Twilight all the way through and first time ever for New Moon! MUST SEE ECLIPSE SOON!!

But even though I haven't had much sleep, I have been fairly productive today! And apparently I am chatty too! I haven't stopped long enough today to talk much so... if you are reading this... you are having to pay for that! :)

I got out all of Carver's fall/winter clothes from the attic this week and I have just about gotten all of them washed and ready to take to the consignment shop. If only they took more than 30 items at a time. I have 3 years worth of fall/winter clothes! That's a lot!!

I cleaned up the bonus room which was a wreck... seriously... it was bad. Everything that could be out and on the floor in piles... was! I cleaned Carver's bathroom and I cleaned out Carvers room. I organized his toys since they seem to have gotten all out of place lately. I went through all of his clothes and got rid of stuff that wouldn't fit... either in the Goodwill pile or the consignment store pile. I cleaned out his closet... not only the clothes and toys but everything that was on his shelves.

I still have more to get done tonight while I am apparently on this manic kick! I hope to get lots more done tomorrow!

Okay... I will stop talking now!

Peace and Love!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

July CARDS Publication

Happy Thursday Night!

I am keeping it short! I am exhausted and want to get a few things done before bed. I stayed up way too late last night and have definitely paid the price today! But... I was on a crafting roll... I felt like it was an 'on' night so ... I kept with it until I couldn't hold my eyes open!

Anyway... This is a card (the card) that I had posted in the July publication of CARDS.

Peace and Love! :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Clean Up Day 3

Happy Wednesday! Today is my last Clean Up day!

I will have lots more to share soon after some current calls are over.

Hope you are all having a great day! I am tired today but that is nothing new! :)

So... here are the last of the cards that are currently waiting to be posted!

Peace and Love!

Supplies: Thank you
Stamps - Loving Words by Ali Edwards from Technique Tuesday
Paper - White by Papertrey, Champagne, Mauve Ice and Razzleberry Light by Bazzill
Ink - Wheat by Tsukineko
Other- SU corner rounder, Doodlebug Jewels, Donut Chain punch by EK Success

Supplies: Party
Stamps - Fresh Alphabet by Papertrey
Paper- Chiffon, Lemonade and Sunbeam by Bazzill
Ink - Versamark and Thatched Straw by Tsukineko
Other - 1in. circle punch by EK Success, Glue dots, Dimensionals and corner rounder by SU, Clear Emboss powder by Superior, Lemon Twine by Whisker Graphics

Supplies: Brother
Stamps - Men of Life by Papertrey
Paper - Sugar Cookie, Brown, Cinnamon Stick and Navy by Bazzill
Ink - Versamark by Tsukineko and Chocolate Chip by SU
Other - SU corner rounder, Clear Emboss powder by Superior

Supplies: Happy New Baby
Stamps - Happily Ever After by Unity
Paper - White by Papertrey
Ink - Sahara Sand by Tsukineko, Bubblegum by Close to My Heart
Other - SU corner rounder, Doodlebug jewel

Supplies: Holly Jolly Christmas
Stamps - Holly Jolly Christmas by Technique Tuesday
Paper - White by Papertrey
Ink - True Black by Papertrey, L'Amour Red by Superior
Other - SU corner rounder, Cherry Twist Twine by Shabby Green Door, Kaiser Red rhinestones, Star Dust and Christmas Red Stickles by Ranger

Supplies: Santa's Sleigh
Stamps - Vintage Christmas by Crafty Secrets, Holiday Sayin by Hero Arts
Paper - Kraft, Rustic Cream and Ripe Avocado Bitty Dot by Papertrey
Ink - True Black and Scarlet Jewel by Papertrey, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - SU corner rounder, PTI Twine, Kaiser rhinestone, Labels 4 Nesties, SU dimensionals

Supplies: Star Light
Stamps - Take A Bough by Papertrey
Paper - Kraft by Papertrey
Ink - True Black by Papertrey, L'Amour Red and Landscape by Superior, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - Kaiser Silver rhinestone, PTI twine, SU corner rounder

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Clean Up Part 2

Happy Tuesday! Here are a few more cards that I want to get out of my basket!

I have been able to let a few go into the giveaway bag without posting them but... it is hard for me. There is something about putting the big highlighter X over the supplies for a card in my notebook. That is what I do when I have posted them. I don't like flipping through it and seeing little notes instead saying "Not posting this on blog"! Call me weird! It is okay! :) I am aware!

Peace and Love!

Supplies: Butterfly Tag
Stamps - Very Vintage Labels 4
Paper - Smokey Shadow by PTI, Pretty In Pink , Pink Pirouette, and Basic Gray by SU
Ink - London Fog by Tsukineko
Other - Labels 4 Nesties, SU Embosslits Beautiful Wings by Sizzix, SU dimensionals, Kaiser rhinestones, Oyster Twine by Whisker Graphics

Supplies: Thank you
Stamps - Petite Florals by Lawn Fawn, Essential Messages by Hero Arts
Paper - True Black and White by PTI
Ink - Tangerine Tango by SU, London Fog by Tsukineko
Other- SU corner rounder, Doodlebug Jewels

Supplies: Happy Birthday Friend
Stamps- Blossoms by Hero Arts, You're Dandy by Practicing Creativity Designs
Paper - White by PTI, Parakeet and Sweetheart by Bazzill
Ink - Violette by Superior, Versamark, Fresh Snow by PTI
Other - SU corner rounder and dimensionals, Kaiser Silver rhinestones, Clear emboss powder by Superior

Supplies: College Bound
Stamps - Enjoy the Ride by PTI
Paper - White by PTI, Lush Black Checkers by My Minds Eye
Ink - Tuxedo Black, Danube Blue and Dandelion by Tsukineko
Other - SU corner rounder and dimensionals, Doodlebug Jewels, Enjoy the Ride die by PTI

Monday, August 23, 2010

Clean Up Clean Up Everybody Clean Up!

Does anyone else know this song? Well... we sing it at our house quiet a bit. Carver seems to respond to it so ... whatever works!

I am in the mood to clean out my 'to post' basket! I have several... none of which are my most fav cards that I ever made but I am sure I will have plenty more to post soon. You know how it goes... you have 'on' days and 'off ' days! Who knows... one of these days I might actually make a card for a challenge or something!

But... for now... I am going to post all of these cards over the next few days just so I can put them away! Now... some of them I do like quite a bit but the pictures of them are not the best. I am just too lazy to retake them in better lighting! :)

Here we go...

Hope you have all had a great Monday! Mine started out slow but I was fairly productive. I had stamp class tonight and it was good to get out for a while. However... I missed Carver's first swimming lesson so I wasn't real happy about that. I will get to take him two more times this week so... that will be good! He had a blast. Michael's cousin was a lifeguard and is giving Carver lessons over the next couple of weeks. I was worried about how he would do but he loves Bryson and it isn't his mom and dad trying to teach him so ... he did great! So they tell me! :)

Hope you have a great Tuesday!

Peace and Love!

Supplies: Hello
Stamps - Ippity - A Little Buggy by Unity, Essential Messages by Hero Arts
Paper - White by Papertrey
Ink - True Black by Papertrey, Rose Bud by Tsukineko
Other - copic markers, SU corner rounder, Doodlebug Jewel, Star Dust stickles and Glossy Accents by Ranger, Yellow Twine by Whisker Graphics

Supplies: You're On Your Way Up
Stamps - Look Up by Practicing Creativity Designs
Paper - Kraft by Papertrey, Baja Breeze by SU, Dear Lizzy by American Crafts
Ink - True Black by Papertrey, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - SU Dimensionals and corner rounder, PTI twine, Doodlebug Jewel

Supplies: Special Treasures
Stamps - Fresh Beginnings by Unity, Essential Messages by Hero Arts
Paper - Vintage Cream by Papertrey
Ink - Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko, Sunflower by Superior
Other - Glossy accents by Ranger, Doodlebug Jewel, SU corner rounder, Copic marker

Supplies: You Simply Shine
Stamps - Shine On by Unity
Paper - Vintage Cream and Berry Sorbet Bitty Dot by Papertrey
Ink - Bahama Blue and Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko
Other - Doodlebug Jewel, scissors, Corner rounder

Supplies: Thank you
Stamps - Graceful Journey by Tattered Angels, Essential Messages by Hero Arts
Paper - Soft Stone by Papertrey
Ink - Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko, Pumpkin Pie by SU
Other- Copics, Doodlebug Jewel, SU corner rounder

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Love Bug

Happy Thursday!

Not much to talk about today! The last couple of days I have talked so much that I am tired of hearing myself!

But... I did want to post a card that I made.

I love this stamp set from Unity!

Peace and Love!

Stamps - Love Bug by Unity
Paper - Bazzill Basics
Ink - Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko
Other- Kaiser rhinestone, SU corner rounder and dimensionals

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Happy Tuesday! Just wanted to post real quick and since I don't have a ton to talk about today ... I thought these cards would be perfect to post.


Bye Bye! :)

Peace and Love!

Supplies: Flower
Stamps - Hero Arts
Paper - Bazzill and Papertrey
Ink - Stampin Up
Other - Marvy circle punches, My Mind's Eye brads, Edge Distressor, Corner rounder and dimensionals

Supplies: Birdcage
Stamps - Stampin Up and Hero Arts
Paper - Papertrey
Ink - Tsukineko and Superior
Other- Doodlebug Jewel, Corner rounder

Monday, August 16, 2010

More Cricut Fun

Happy Monday!

I wanted to show the last couple of cards that I have made recently using my Cricut.

Well... keeping it short and sweet! Carver just went down for a nap and I have some things to do.

I started using Google Reader today. I spent several hours last night getting it set up. I still have some subscriptions to add but I got most of my 'already followed' blogs on there. I have to say that I am liking it. I have done a little blog hopping already today and it didn't seem to take as long. Woo Hoo!

Peace and Love!

Supplies: Happy Birthday
Stamps - Birthday Basics by Papertrey
Paper - Bazzill Basics
Ink - Fresh Snow by Papertrey
Other - Kaiser pearl, Carousel Cricut Lite Cartridge, White emboss powder by Superior, SU corner rounder and dimensionals

Supplies: Good Times
Paper - Bazzill Basics, Papertrey and Stampin Up
Other - SU corner rounder and dimensional, My Mind's Eye Brad, Carousel Cricut Lite cartridge

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I love you

Happy Sunday! We have had a great day today and a great weekend! It goes too fast but other than that... can't complain!

Wanted to share another card that I made using my Cricut! Tickets seem to be all the rage these days! :) I was excited to see that I had a ticket on one of my cartridges.

The sentiment is hard to read. I was going for the whole monochromatic thing. I may eventually stamp over the i love you's in black so they stand out more. That is the beautiful thing about clear stamps... you can line it up just right to fix any 'mistakes'!

Well... I am typing this up while my son is finishing up his dinner. It is time for bath and bed so I had better go! I have a couple more Cricut cards to share tomorrow!

Peace and Love!

Stamps - Sweet baby by Ali Edwards from Technique Tuesday, Background Basics Hearts from Papertrey

Paper - Bazzill and Stampin' Up!
Ink - Distress by Ranger
Other - May Arts Ribbon, Kaiser rhinestones, Carousel Cricut Lite Cartridge, Dimensionals and Corner rounder by Stampin Up

Friday, August 13, 2010

I Am The Worst Blogger Ever

Okay... maybe that is an exaggeration but that is how I feel! :)

I just have to be honest and say that there are several factors in my lack of blogging/blog hopping!

First excuse is just Life! Life has been busy and hectic and crazy for many reasons! Second excuse is that I have just been burned out! I felt like I had let my priorities get mixed up and I am still not sure that I have those straightened out. There just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything that I want/need to do! And lastly... on the blogging front... since the recent Paper Crafts rule change of not submitting anything seen on your blog before.... that has really cut down on what I have to blog. I am assuming it is still okay to post things you plan to submit to CARDS but if it is anything that I think I might submit at some point to either... I have not posted it. So... since when I do get some crafting time in... I am usually working on something for a call... then that doesn't leave a lot to blog. It leaves me with cards that I don't like a whole lot! So... what's a girl to do!?!?!

Well... I am not sure yet! I am going to have to figure that out! I do know that I miss blogging and I miss blog hopping and keeping up with my blog friends! I am reminded of that every time that you guys visit me and especially when I have a prayer request and I know that I have some great women out there lifting me up in prayer!

So... I am here to say that I am going to try and get back in the game! :) I have thought about as a way to start a new chapter... doing a blog makeover. However... since I would need some professional help... that may have to wait. I am not sure how much something like that costs so... if you know and wouldn't mind sharing... please do! I am also thinking about taking my blog list off of my blog except for some manufacturer/magazine/challenge blogs. I think I am going to try Google Reader again (wasn't a fan the 1st 2 times I tried to use it) for the rest of my blogs that I want to keep up with. I need to update my list and add some new friends, etc and my list keeps getting longer and longer on my blog!

Anyway... just felt like sharing! :)

Now... if you want to see a couple of cards... here are a few.

I have started playing around with my Cricut and have to say that I have enjoyed using it. I am still trying to figure it out but I at least took the first step of trying it! :)

Well... I guess I will quit talking now! I have had a semi-productive day today around here but there are a few more things that I need to do before I can craft or go to bed so I better get after it!

Peace and Love!

Supplies: Let's Hang Out
Paper - Bazzill Basics
Ink- Distress by Ranger
Other - Corner rounder, dimensionals, Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge

Supplies: For You

Paper - Papertrey Ink and Bazzill Basics
Other - Kaiser Rhinestone, Corner rounder, Cricut Sweetheart Cartridge

Supplies: Date Night
Paper - Bazzill Basics, Papertrey Ink and Stampin Up
Other - Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge, Rhinestones from My Mind's Eye

Monday, August 9, 2010

Praise God!

We should always Praise God because He is always Good but today I am praising God specifically because my test results came back completely normal! I will go back in 5 weeks for another ultrasound! My doc felt confident after seeing my blood work that everything was fine! Whew... what a weekend! :)

Sorry to keep it short. I have to get Carver up from the table ... he is done with breakfast but I wanted to post this real quick! I just found out.

Thank you all so much for the prayers! I know I have said it before but I really can't tell you how much it means to me that you guys pray for me! So again... Thank you Thank you Thank you!

I hope you guys have an awesome day today! :) Love you all!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

It's me...

prayer request girl! :)

I started not to post this but I can't get it off my mind (posting it) so here it is! I feel like it has become 'always something' and really ... it has I guess.

Okay... so this week I found out that my cyst (now thought to be 2 cysts) are still there. Long and short of it... could still be the normal cysts that women get on their ovaries or... it could be ovarian cancer or pre-cancer. I am waiting on the results of a blood test for Ovarian cancer. I should hear something on it Monday!

Either way... I may be going to see my oncologist again about having another surgery to remove my ovaries. For sure will be having another surgery if the test comes back the least bit abnormal.

It it comes back COMPLETELY normal then I may still see the oncologist to seek his advice or I will wait 6 weeks and have another ultrasound to see if they are smaller or gone.

So... if you read this and would pray for completely normal results from this test... I would really appreciate it! :)

Peace and Love!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Moxie Fab: Let's Do Clean and Graphic Challenge

Happy Monday! This is my card for the Moxie Fab Clean and Graphic Challenge!

I was hoping to make one for the other two styles but we have been really busy around here!

I managed to make this one around 1am this morning... right before I went to bed.

Nothing fancy! None of my cards are real fancy these days! Hmmm... feeling a bit blah but... this too shall pass!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Peace and Love!

Stamps - Happily Ever After by Unity Stamp Co.
Paper - White, Terracotta Tile, Hawaiian Shores, and Simply Chartreuse by Papertrey. Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry by SU
Ink - Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko
Other - SU corner rounder, Kaiser rhinestone