Thursday, June 30, 2011

Flower Congrats Card

 Stamps - Think Big Favs #5 and Botanical Silhouettes by Papertrey
Paper - White by Papertrey
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen by Ranger, L'Amour Red, Paris Lights and Landscape by Superior
Other - SU corner rounder, Kaiser Rhinestone

Happy Thursday!

Today I am showing the 2nd card that I made for the Paper Crafts 2011 Gallery Idol competition!

Keeping it short and sweet! Carver and I have done a lot of running so far this week and we have lots more ahead this weekend. Today is my day to run some errands so I have to get my grocery list/coupons together! Fun stuff! :)

Hope you have a great day! Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Baby Congrats Card

 Stamps - Sweet Baby and Communique Curves Sentiments by Papertrey
Paper - Kraft and Vintage Cream by Papertrey, Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up!
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Brown Sugar, Chewing Gum, and Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - SU dimensionals, Rose Kaiser Pearl, Sweet Baby Die by Papertrey

Happy Tuesday!

I made this card last night for the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol 2011 competition!

I can't remember the last time I made a card the night before I posted it! I am really really missing participating in challenges, etc! In the process of doing some soul searching and asking for God's guidance! I am working on trying to get myself together... like to really start taking care of myself, etc! Trying to balance that with just trying to hang on in the craft world! All while doing my normal daily chores and child raising! :) Sometimes it gets a little overwhelming and I feel like I can't do any of it good enough! Anyway... starting to ramble! :) Guess I will go do some of those chores while little man is in rest/play by himself time!

Thanks for visiting! :)


Monday, June 27, 2011


 Stamps - Little Whispers by Unity Stamp Co.
Paper - Hawaiian Shores and White by Papertrey
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen by Ranger
Other - SU dimensionals, Kaiser Yellow Pearls, Copic Marker

Do you have a dream? Something you would love to do for a living? Some place you would love to go?

I have a dream and at the moment I am feeling very discouraged and unworthy! I hate those days!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011


 Stamps - Beach Days and Sun Rays by Unity Stamp Co.
Paper - Kraft and Vintage Cream by Papertrey
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Brown Sugar by Ranger, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger, L'Amour Red by Superior
Other - Lily White Doodlebug Jewel, SU Dimensionals, Classic Square Nesties, Copic marker

With today being the first day of summer... it is the perfect day to post this card! I don't know about where you live but it has been feeling like summer for a month now around here!

Keeping it short and sweet today! I had to beg Carver for a few minutes alone so I could get a post up! When I come into my craft room, no matter where he is in the house, it is like he knows and he follows! :) And then he tries to crawl into my lap and hug on me. Something about me giving attention to my computer that makes him jealous! That and the phone!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a great day!


Friday, June 17, 2011

Kid Valentines

 Stamps - Rocket by PSA Essentials, Anchors Aweigh by PSA Essentials, Tiny Treats Valentine by Papertrey
Paper - Real Red and Tempting Turquoise by SU
Ink - Real Red and Tempting Turquoise by SU
Other - SU dimensionals

It is Friday afternoon! Woo Hoo!!

I hope you have had a great week! Mine has been fab!

We have had Summer Jam (aka Vacation Bible School) this week. This year was Carvers first time to attend and my first year to help. I was able to help in the preschool crafts area and I had a blast. I got to hang out with some great women and play with crafts! I think I probably got on everyone's nerves talking so much! I haven't had that much adult interaction in a while! :) It was just great!

The only downside to the week has been I HAVE BEEN SO TIRED! I have not accomplished one thing this week I don't think! I definitely haven't crafted.. Booooooo!! Or posted.... Boooooo! :)

Today I am showing a couple of kid valentines that were posted on the PSA Stamp Camp Blog a few days ago!

I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for visiting!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Want2Scrap and PSA Essentials Blog Hop

 Stamps - Monopack Gigi E by PSA Essentials, Background Basics Text Style by Papertrey
Paper - Fine Linen by Papertrey
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen by Ranger, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - Want2Scrap Say It with Bling, Prima Flowers, SU dimensionals, EK Success Circle Punch, Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger, Helmar Craft Glue, Linen Acrylic Paint by Plaid, Frame by Michaels

Happy Monday! Today PSA Essentials has teamed up with Want2Scrap for a fun blog hop!

You should have come to me from Amber Zimmerman. If you came to my blog first.. make sure to go HERE and start from the beginning! :)

For my project, I decided to go with another home decor piece. We got some fun bling from Want2Scrap and I hated to 'waste' it on a card. :) I know I shouldn't consider it 'wasting' but I wanted to put it on something that I would keep! :)

I actually stamped PSA Essentials Monogram E on the frame and heat embossed it. I didn't like the placement of it so I covered it up with more paint and some Prima flowers! I think it worked out perfect because I am not the best at getting pictures printed. I take a ton of pictures but ever since I bought a digital camera... I don't print anything. I was able to use my monogram to fill in the middle of my frame! Now I have a pretty frame to set out and I won't have to worry about keeping an updated picture in it!! Works for me! :)

If you want to check out Want2Scrap, you can go HERE and get 30% off your total purchase from 6/13 - 6/23.

If you want to check out PSA Essentials, you can go HERE. The Paper Clique is giving 30% off all products from 6/13 - 6/23. The coupon code for check out is SAVEONPSA.

So... if you have a blog hop... you usually have a giveaway to go along, right? Here is the info. on the giveaway....

PSA Essentials is giving away 1 stamper and 1 Peel and Stick pack of winners choice

Want2Scrap is giving away a $35 gift certificate to their store

Dates of entry for the giveaway are 6/13 - 6/15

Be a follower of PSA Stamp Camp Blog & Comment = 1 entry

Be a follower of Want2Scrap Blog & Comment = 1 entry

Winner will be chosen on 6/16 and announced on Facebook! 

Next up on the hop is Heidi Blankenship!!

Thanks for visiting! :)


Thursday, June 9, 2011


 Stamps - Decadent Pear by Samantha Walker from Unity, Essential Messages by Hero Arts
Paper - White by Papertrey, Candlelight by Bazzill 
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen by Ranger
Other - Kaiser Rhinestones, SU dimensionals, Copic Markers

Happy Thursday!

I wanted to fit a quick post in before the day gets away! I had a doc appt this morning and now I am playing catch up!

I made this card a while ago for a PC call. It wasn't accepted... it isn't my fav card in the world so I guess I can see why! :) I do love the Unity set that I made the card with though! It is pearific!!

Well... I have a 4 year old who is begging me to play and we have errands to run! I hope you have a great day! Thanks for visiting!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Twinery and PSA Essentials Blog Hop

 Stamps - Country Home by PSA Essentials
Paper - White and Kraft by Papertrey
Ink - Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger, Red Magic and Bahama Blue by Tsukineko
Other - The Twinery Maraschino Twine, EK Success Circle Punches, Helmar Zap Dots, Desert Turquoise Americana Acrylic Paint, Helmar Craft Glue, May Arts Natural String, Beads and Wooden Spool from stash

(if you have already come here once... I apologize. I set this post to go live at 7am. I woke up at 8am and it didn't go live... ugh... I hate it when that happens)

Happy Wednesday! Today is my day to participate in the Twinery/PSA Essentials week long blog hop! Wooo Hoooo!! I have been anxiously waiting to post my project! If you know anything at all about me... you know that I LOVE twine!! The Twinery has awesome twine... awesome bold and bright colors... yum!! I used the Maraschino twine on my project. I also LOVE stamps!! PSA Essentials has some great stamps to choose from! I used the Country Home set! I love this little heart/flag stamp! I heart the USA! :)

I decided to break away from cards and make a 4th of July home decor project. This baby is hanging in my craft room (not in a tree like in my picture). I have discovered a love of making home decor recently! I have seen a lot of projects using twine spools and I wanted to make one of my own!

If you came to my blog from Jessica Diedrich... woo hoo! You are on the right track! If you came to me first and you want to see all of the great inspiration on this hop... you can start HERE!

There is a Big Giveaway to go along with all the free inspiration! :) Here is a little info on that...

Dates of entry are 6/6 - 6/12 at 11:59 EST.
PSA Essentials is giving away 1 stamper and 3 Peel and Stick packs (winners choice)
The Letter Tree is giving away 1 monogrammed tote bag (pictured below)
The Twinery is giving away 6 spools of twine (winners choice)

Now that is a giveaway! The winner will be chosen on 6/13 and announced on Facebook on both Twinery and PSA pages.

This is how you can enter to win....

Follow the PSA Stamp Camp Blog - 1 entry
Follow the Twinery Blog - 1 entry
Like PSA Essentials on Facebook - 1 entry
Like The Twinery on Facebook - 1 entry

Good luck! :)

If you are interested in purchasing from the Twinery you can go here and enter PSAHOP15 in the discount code for 15% off any order through 6/10.

If you are interested in purchasing PSA Essentials products you can go to The Letter Tree. Product is already discounted 30% through 6/10.

If you made it all the way through my post.... your next stop is Caroline Stender! :) Happy hopping! Thanks for stopping! :)


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mothers Day Overload

Wow... that was a lot of stuff, right? :) I even decided to leave a few projects off this post.

I made a lot of Mothers Day projects for PSA Essentials to use on their HSN appearance and a couple of the cards I made for my grandmothers! The first 3 are a few of the ones I made for PSA and the bottom 2 are made with Papertrey products! I thought I would post them all at the same time and just get them out of my 'to post' folder! :) That makes me happy!

Well... sorry to keep it short and sweet! I haven't fully recovered from our vacation yet. It is a little after midnight and I am so tired that I have to go to bed! This is early for me!

Thanks for visiting! :)


Monday, June 6, 2011

Adore Card

 Stamps - Savor the Journey by Unity, Heart Prints by Papertrey
Paper - Aqua Mist and Vintage Cream by Papertrey
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Brown Sugar and Chewing Gum by Ranger, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - Zots glue dots, SU Dimensionals, May Arts Natural String, Prima Rose, EK Success Heart punch

Good morning and Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend!

I wanted to share a card today and start the week off right! :) However... I stayed up a little late and I am not really awake yet so I don't have a lot to talk about! :)

One thing that I did want to share...  PSA Essentials and The Twinery are joining forces to have a week long blog hop! If you want to win some fun prizes and see some great projects then start HERE at the Twinery and come back each day! I will be posting my project on Wednesday! :)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!


Friday, June 3, 2011

We Are Back and A Card

 Stamps - 3 Silhouettes by Hero Arts, Delightful Moments by Unity, Janes Bakery by Janes Doodles
Paper - Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream by Papertrey
Ink - VersaMark, JB Brown Sugar by Ranger, Rose Bud by Tsukineko
Other - Classic Oval Nesties, Big Shot, SU Corner Rounder and Dimensionals, Doodlebug Jewels

Happy Friday! Woo Hoo! I am glad that it is the weekend but more than that... I am glad to be home!!!!

We got home late Wednesday night from Disney World! We had a BLAST but it is always good to get home!! We left last Friday morning before normal people should be awake!! We were on the go non-stop... to the point that poor Carver would even ask to go back to the room to take a nap! He NEVER does that here at home! The last couple of days we were there Carver would fall asleep before we could even make it back to the hotel. When I would wake him up the next morning, he would cry and beg to stay in the bed! The very last morning I woke him up, he was so distraught... he said "I don't love you anymore" as he was crying to stay in the bed! :) Normally that would hurt my feelings but I thought it was kind of cute... he was just so tired! We all were! But it was necessary to fit everything in! Man... you could really spend 2 days at each park just trying to see it all!

My parents took us on the trip! I have wonderful parents who still to this day want to spend their hard earned money on their children. While I fuss about it, I am appreciative and I am glad that we got to make the memories we made this past week! My sister-in-law, Cindi, planned the whole trip. My bro, SIL, and nephew were suppose to go with us too but that didn't work out. However... like I said... my SIL planned the entire trip! All I had to do was go and do what she told us to do! It was wonderful! :) Cindi put in a lot of work on this trip and she is an expert on Disney! I think she should plan trips for people because just the few things I was in on and tried to help with... it was horrible and so confusing!!

Anyway.... apparently I am going to be a talker today! :) Both my boys are still asleep. I have been up for a little over an hour! That never happens!

I meant to schedule some posts while we were gone but May was such a crazy month! I just didn't get it done before we left! I am so excited to be back home and hopefully get back on some sort of routine. No more trips coming up for me so I am hoping I won't feel so crazy from now on! :) I spent the entire day yesterday on laundry and just getting my life organized again! As much as I don't like laundry... I am happy to be home and more than happy to be working on laundry! I love home!! I really do!

Today I am showing a card that I made a while ago... a long while ago... and submitted it 2xs. It didn't get picked so I am sharing it on my blog today! I love this card!

Well..... I guess I will hush now! I started this post an hour and 20 mins. ago. I took about a 40 min. break to talk to my aunt over the phone. My boys will be up soon so I better get with it! Thanks for visiting! I am hopeful that since my trip is over... I will be posting more! Have a great weekend!