Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bat Bag and A Card

 Stamps - BB Text Style and Spooky Sweets by Papertrey
Paper - Canvas from stash
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen and Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - Treat Sack by Target, EK Success Bat Punch, Black Acrylic Paint, Kaiser Rhinestone, Orange Zest Ribbon by Papertrey

Paper - Kraft by Papertrey
Ink - Eggplant, Fire Orange, Kelly Green by Inkadinkado, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - SU Corner Rounder, Big Shot, Trick or Treat Letterpress Plate by Stampin' Up, Doodlebug Jewel

Happy Wednesday! I am sharing a few more Halloween projects today!

In case I haven't said it before... I am basically going through my 2 notebooks full of projects and posting everything I haven't posted yet. So... that means lots o holiday projects for a little bit. I was trying to hold off on posting them until closer to the actual holidays but... it is just bugging me. I am in my cleaning/organizing/purging mode around my house and it is flowing over into my crafting as well. I want to just feel like I am cleaning it all up and putting it away! :) I am weird... I know!

Well... I don't have a lot to talk about today! Michael took Carver to school so even though I have been up for a while... I am having trouble getting going. On the agenda today is to clean my living room and maybe get started a little bit in the kitchen! Guess I better get with it! I hope you have a great day!

Peace and Love!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Boo Treat Bags

Happy Tuesday!

Yesterday these treat bags were posted on the PSA Stamp Camp blog... you can see them HERE and if you leave a comment on the PSA blog... you will have a chance to win a cute Halloween stamp set!! I LOVE the set that they are giving away so go check it out!

Well... I am keeping it short and sweet today! Carver is at school and I have a lot to do! We sure do make a big mess around here over the weekend!

Have a great day!! Peace and Love!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy Halloween

 Stamps - Happy Halloween, Frightful and Monster Fun by Hero Arts
Paper - Kraft and Harvest Gold by Papertrey, Mischievious by My Minds Eye
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen and Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger, Orangerie by Superior
Other - SU corner rounder, Google eye

This is my 3rd and final post for the day.... weekend!

I made this card for the current Hero Arts challenge. You can find the details HERE! I am not sure that I like the yellow tab with the sentiment on it but it is too late to change it now! :)

Thanks for visiting!!

If you would like to participate in a blog hop for Janelle Hayes... please click HERE for the details! :)

Peace and Love!

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

 Stamps - Swanky Snowdudes by Paper Smooches
Paper - White by Papertrey
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen and Soap Powder by Ranger
Other - Copic and Tsukineko markers, SU corner rounder, Stickles by Ranger

This is my 2nd post of the day! I made this card for the current Sparks Challenge...  you can find the details HERE. You can also find the super cute set that I used HERE.

Peace and Love! :)

You can also find the details of the blog hop for Janelle Hayes... HERE... if you would like to participate!

Unity Sketch Challenge

 Stamps - All You Need by Unity
Paper - Real Red by SU, Vintage Cream by PTI
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Brown Sugar and Cough Syrup by Ranger, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - Paper Bag, PTI Cream Twine

Happy Saturday! I made some time to play along with a few challenges last night and I think I want to post them all today so ... here is my first post for the day!

I made this little bag... the sketch just screamed bag ... for the Unity challenge. You can find the info about it HERE.

Be back in a bit with another post! Peace and Love!

Also... don't forget to check out the details HERE if you would like to participate in a blog hop for Janelle.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Halloween Tags

 Stamps - Blackbird by My Minds Eye, Spooky Sweets by Papertrey
Paper - Kraft by Papertrey
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen and Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - Copic Markers, Moonlight Smooch by Clearsnap, PTI Tag Sale #1 Die, May Arts Natural String, Kaiser Rhinestone

 Stamps - Haunted Shack by PSA Essentials
Paper - Orange Zest and White by Papertrey
Ink - Orangerie by Superior, Jenni Bowlin Fountain pen by Ranger
Other - Labels 4 Nesties, SU Dimensionals

Happy Thursday! I haven't posted all week... time flies when you are a cleaning/organizing/purging machine! :) I have been working hard around the house and still have a lot to do but I wanted to take a break to post, send some emails, etc this morning!

Now it is time to get back at it! On the agenda for today is to clean my craft room. I spent several days purging and organizing it. Today it gets a good bath!

I hope you have a fab day! Peace and Love!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Some Christmas Love

 Stamps - Special Wishes by Hero Arts
Paper - Kraft and Vintage Cream by Papertrey
Ink - Superior and Ranger
Other - MME Rhinestonestones, SU dimensionals and corner rounder

Stamps - Special Wishes by Hero Arts, Signature Christmas by Papertrey
Paper - Kraft and Vintage Cream by Papertrey
Ink - Superior and Ranger
Other - SU Dimensionals, Liquid Pearls by Ranger

Happy Friday!! I have been busy on an unscheduled project the past 2 days.... I reorganized my stamps. I am not completely done but I finished my clear stamps this morning. My finger tips hurt! I had most of my clear stamps in CD cases. I also had a lot still in the original packaging. I have put all of my clear stamps in binders now. Essentially... I combined 3 different areas that were taking up space. I combined my stamp index that was taking up space in a cabinet, stamps that were taking up wall space, and stamps that were taking up a big basket. Now I have them all in nice black binders. I have made more space... it all looks cleaner... and I threw away a huge trash bag... completely full... of other 'stuff' that was taking up space... like the cd cases and packaging, etc! Now I have to find some cheaper but nice looking photo boxes for my next space saving project! :) It is on to the rubber stamps!

Okay... well... just wanted to pop in and share some Christmas love! Hope you have a great weekend!

Peace and love!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cards and Thoughts

 Stamps - Frightful by Hero Arts
Paper - True Black and White by Papertrey
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen by Ranger, Kelly Green and Fire Orange by Inkadinkado
Other - SU corner rounder and dimensionals, Kaiser Rhinestones

Stamps - Frightful by Hero Arts, For the Love of Dots by Practicing Creativity Designs
Paper - Kraft by Papertrey
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen and Brown Sugar by Ranger, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger, Landscape and Orangerie by Superior
Other - SU corner rounder, Kaiser Rhinestones

Stamps - Scary House by Hero Arts, Spooky Sweets by Papertrey
Paper- Tangerine Tango by SU, White and Simply Chartreuse by Papertrey, Costumes by My Minds Eye
Other - Tangerine Doodlebug Jewel, SU dimensionals, Square Nesties

Happy Wednesday!

I have done a lot of thinking today and gone back and forth with a couple of ideas. I thought at first that I would be taking a blog break. Now that C man is in school.... my house is in need of some TLC!!

But... since I am on this clean and simplify 'high'... I am thinking that I am going to start cleaning out projects too. So... I will more than likely have scheduled posts for a while... with a lot of Holiday projects... Halloween, Fall, Christmas, and Valentines. I will have a few non-holiday mixed in as well!

I will still be working on calls and DT work and making a few things here and there but I really want to put what I can aside until I get the feeling that things are a little more in order around here. I am hoping that once I get everything good and clean and organized... that I will find that I have more time to branch out into other things. I guess I feel like I have too many irons in the fire at the moment! So... this is what I am trying for now! :)

Thanks for stopping by and listening to my rambles! Peace and love!!

PSA Essentials Winner

The winner of my PSA giveaway is..... Lindsay!! Congrats girl! Email me your address and I will get it in the mail ASAP! :)

I would show you the box thingy but I can never figure out how to copy and paste it. I need to figure that out one day!

And... interesting tid bit... Lindsay was my first commenter... you don't see that happen very often!

Thanks to everyone who commented and left me a tip! :)

Peace and Love!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

For Janelle

Happy Tuesday! Carver started preschool this morning! He was so excited (even though he said he wasn't)... you could tell by the big grin on his face. He is growing up so fast! I am so proud of him!

I have spent my 'me' time so far ironing, washing clothes, getting cards boxed up to mail, getting cards written and in the mail, and getting a stash of cards gathered to give to a friend! It feels so great to actually mail and give away some of the cards that I tend to hoard!

While I am waiting on my lunch to cook... I thought I would take some time to post. I wanted to wait and post these until my friend, Janelle, had gotten them. She got them yesterday so... here they are!

Janelle Hayes is a sweet sweet lady! I love Janelle! I had the privilege of meeting Janelle and her husband, Ken, over a year ago. We were able to eat dinner together as they were passing through TN on their way home from visiting family!

Janelle was recently diagnosed with a stage 4 brain tumor! Janelle is the queen of thoughtful gifts. I had no idea what I could do for her. After talking to her sweet daughter over email, she suggested that I make some flat thank you cards. Janelle is a wonderful Christian lady! Her faith is so strong and I know she is touching so many lives as she is battling cancer and standing so strong in her faith.... In our God!!!!  I am so proud of her and so proud to call her my friend! Britt (Janelle's daughter) said Janelle would love something with scripture and that it didn't have to have thank you on it and it didn't have to have a lot of room to write. So... this is what I came up with! Hopefully she will find them useful and will be less stressed about trying to make thank yous herself.

If you would keep Janelle and her family in your prayers... I know she would so appreciate it... as would I!

Thanks for stopping by! Peace and love! :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Autumn

 Stamps - Purple Onion Designs
Paper - Papertrey and Stampin' Up
Ink - Stampin' Up
Other - Stampin' Up ribbon, PTI felt and Die

Happy Friday!

I know it is still summer but I am anxious for fall so I thought I would post this card today! It does, however, feel great right now at only 85 degrees outside... a much needed break from the mid to high 90s!

Carver and I are suppose to be on our way to the park but he has gotten interested in Looney Tunes. Perfect opportunity for me to get a post up!

I hope you have a great weekend! Peace and Love!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

CKC Nashville Favorite Find

Today I thought I would show my favorite find from the CKC Nashville event this past weekend! I did not attend any classes... I only went for the shopping! :)

I had not heard of The Stamps of Life stamp company before this weekend but they have some cute cute stamps! Here are the ones that I picked up!! This was definitely my fav find of the day!

I also got some cute fabric tape! I have not typically used tape on my cards/projects before but I look forward to playing with these!!

Don't forget to comment on my PSA Essentials giveaway HERE!!

Peace and Love! :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

PSA Essentials Giveaway

Happy Wednesday!

I have not had a lot of crafty time lately. I did make something today while Carver was in rest time (he hasn't done rest time in a long time) but I can't share it yet. It is a gift for a friend and I want to wait until later to post it. Anyway.... I thought today would be a good day to do a little giveaway!

I happened to get an extra PSA Essentials stamper and a Peel and Stick pack (called Anchors Aweigh)  a couple of weeks ago. Seeing as how I am on the DT and already have these... I figured maybe someone out there would enjoy them!!

I am all about home decor and organizing at the moment!! Truthfully I am all the time but I really have a fire lit about getting some things done around here! So... that being said... just leave me a comment telling me your best tip on home decor, organization.. home or craft, or cleaning!! You have until Tuesday the 16th of August at 11:59pm to comment to enter! I will pick a random winner soon after!

Peace and Love! :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

This post is For The Birds

Well... I don't have anything crafty to share on the blog today but I thought I would share some new 'family' that we discovered this weekend. Michael started cutting back a huge holly bush/tree and found a nest with three little baby birds inside! Since then... we have been checking on them daily. I noticed yesterday how big they were and how they looked much older. I am sad to say that they were all gone this morning. I think that I will miss them!! :)

In other news... I think I slept about 11 hours last night! Michael laid down with Carver at bedtime and I laid down on the couch. I woke up about 1am and woke Michael up off of Carvers floor and we both got in the bed. I think our whole family was in need of a good crash!! Feeling much better today and hoping to get crafty tonight!!

I have some assignments for PSA Essentials to complete and I think I have the energy now! :) Speaking of PSA.... I am happy to report that I am staying on their Design Team for another term!! Woo Hoo!! So glad that they want to put up with me a little while longer!

I have a little giveaway to post... probably tomorrow... so check back for a chance to win!

Peace and Love!! :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Boo! - Card Ideas for Paper Crafters

Happy Monday!!

Hope you had a great weekend! Ours was very long!! Michael was off Thursday and Friday and we were busy the entire weekend!

Because we were so busy.... I didn't get a chance to play with stamps and paper! :( I thought that today I would share one of my projects published in the Card Ideas for Paper Crafters from Paper Crafts!!

Hope you have a great day! Peace and Love!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Just Right

Stamps - One of A Kind by Melody Ross from Unity
Paper - Pacific Point by SU, Vintage Cream by Papertrey
Others - Stampin' Up! Markers, Hero Arts Metallic Decor, SU Dimensionals

Happy Friday! I thought I would share the very last card that I have at the moment in my to post basket! I better get busy this weekend and make a few things or I will have nothing to post next week!

I have been going back and forth with switching to something like typepad or wordpress but after having researched both and played around on both... I have decided that I am not smart enough to switch yet! :) I need to do a lot more research and figure out some things before I can switch! So.... for now... I am staying on blogger! I didn't realize how much I didn't know! LOL!!

I guess I could always dish out a ton of money to have someone do it for me but that isn't a good choice for me right now either!!

Anyway.... so instead... since I had gotten all worked up and excited about the thought of switching... I decided to just change my blog header. I didn't really realize how easy it was to buy a premade banner.
I am already thinking about switching for fall... Halloween... Christmas! Then I will have pretty banners to switch every time I feel the itch! :) Which has been quite often this year!

I got my new banner HERE!! Isn't it adorable? I love it!

On a different note... we spent the entire day just about (Michael was off) working on our yard which looks soooo much better. It was hot, of course, all day! Last night... our air decided to go out! Fun Fun! It is 80 degrees in my house right now. My boys are gone but when they get home... I am taking Carver man with me to CKC Nashville to do a little shopping! And when I say little... I mean... a little! Two years ago when they came... I spent too much money! I think taking Carver with me will help me to get in and out a lot quicker! Plus... who knows how much money this air thing is going to cost... I will have to keep that in mind too so I don't get all crazy and spend spend spend! :) I will let you know what I get... maybe I will post about that tomorrow! It has been 2 years since they have been in Nashville. The flood last May kept them from coming last year! I am excited!

Okay.... I will hush now! :) 

Hope you have a great weekend! Peace and Love!! :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Oh My Goodness!!!

I have totally changed my blog look and didn't mean to. I am so aggravated right now! UGHHHHHH!! I may be taking the rest of the week off so I can cool off and then fix it!

Hope you have a great weekend while I am either fixing this mess or figuring out if I am just going to go ahead and make a switch!!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

You Are One of A Kind

Stamps - One of A Kind by Melody Ross by Unity, Polka Dot Basics by Papertrey
Paper - Orange Zest and White by Papertrey
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen by Ranger, Orangerie by Superior
Other - SU Corner Rounder and Dimensionals, Doodlebug Jewels, Hawaiian Shores Felt by Papertrey, Big Shot, Classic Rectangles Nesties

Happy Wednesday!

I made this card a while ago for a PC call and obviously it wasn't picked up! But I still love it... I think it is fun!

Keeping the rambling to a minimum today! I don't think I am fully awake yet and I just don't have a lot to talk about! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Clean and Simple Hello

Stamps - Think Big Favs #3 by Papertrey
Paper - White by Papertrey
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen by Ranger
Other - Flower Fusion #2 Die by Papertrey, Terracotta Tile Felt by Papertrey, Doodlebug Jewel, SU Dimensionals and Corner Rounder

Stamps - Think Big Favs #3 by Papertrey
Paper - White by Papertrey
Ink - Pacific Point by SU
Other - My Minds Eye Rhinestones, Prima Flower, SU Corner Rounder

Happy Tuesday! I wanted to pop on and share a couple of cards that I have had hanging around for a little while.

Thank you for the sweet comments yesterday! They really helped to make me feel better! :) Today has been a much better day. We have been running in and out all day and I am pooped!! It is so hot... just walking outside drains every ounce of energy that I have!! I am about to go get comfortable on the couch and try to nap on and off until M gets home or until C gets tired of resting/watching TV! :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 1, 2011

To A Great Pear

Stamps - Fruit Fusion Pear by Papertrey, Distressed Dots by Unity
Paper - New Leaf and White by Papertrey
Ink - Garden Green by SU, Pear Tart by Tsukineko, Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen by Ranger
Other - Doodlebug Jewel, Fruit Fusion Pear Die by Papertrey, Big Shot, SU Dimensionals

Happy Monday! I hope you guys are having a good day so far! I am having myself a pity party today! My morning started with Carver telling me he wished I worked and his daddy stayed home. So... that on top of already feeling like I suck at everything doesn't make for a good day so far. I even suck at blogging because I am a downer! :) I wish I could put on a pretty face and act all chipper even when I am not but that is not who I am. Am I the only woman alive who has days or weeks like this? I feel like I suck at being a mom... a wife... a sister... a daughter... etc etc!!

Okay.... I will hush now. Seriously... not looking for a pat on the back or anything like that. But I am curious if anyone else is as hard on themselves as I seem to be!?!?

Thanks for stopping by! Sorry to be a downer! :)