Friday, September 30, 2011

nuts about you!

Hey there! Dropping in today with the CUTEST little stamp set. It's called the Acorn die and stamp set from Lil' Inker. It's so much fun to play with! 

I paired it up with this week's Card Patterns sketch, seen here:

And came up with this:

Cute, right? Those acorns are so neat and easy to butter! They even come with various faces and sentiments.  I also used the Sentiment Flags, also from Lil' Inker, to add the sentiment. Perfect!

That's it for today. Tomorrow is World Card Making Day...are you entered in the blog hop yet?!?! 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

for you..

Hey there! Ava's school is having a silent auction tomorrow and we are sending in a Hollister gift card so the kids can try to bid on it with their money. Well, it's money they ear for being great students, so not actual currency that you can spend outside of Hollister is Ava's favorite store, so I imagine I may see this card again when she bids on it herself! :)

I decided to make a little holder for the gift card using this week's Color Throwdown colors:

I used my seed packet die again and came up with a really simple little design since I'm pretty sure it's going to go into the garbage. Ha!

Thanks for stopping in! Have a great rest of the day.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

u rock..

Hi there! Hope you're having a good week. Mine is so far, so good. I have a card today for this week's Friday Mashup.  I haven't had a chance to play the last couple of weeks, so I wanted to make sure to play along this week. Here is the challenge:

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge : 
  1. Make a project using the "Square Sketch above ".
  2. Or Make a Project that has a "Masculine" theme.
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Square Project using the Sketch, with a Masculine theme".

I decided to stay true to the sketch and the theme and create an all purpose guy card. Here ya go:

I pulled out my Papertrey and Verve die and had a blast creating this card. I love the little "splatters" on there. Fun!

Thanks for stopping by.  If you get a chance, play along with the Friday Mashup! 

Monday, September 26, 2011

moxie birthday..

Hey there. Thanks for dropping in. Oh, for those of you that asked - Contagion was okay. I'd give it a B-. It was great for a while and then it felt like they HAD to wrap it up and left too many unanswered questions for my taste. The cast was great, though, and it really did make me think a bit on how many germs and things there are out there and how susceptible we all really are...yeesh!

Anyway, on to my card. I am using this week's Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger. Here is the inspiration photo:

What a neat picture. I was inspired by the colors and that little banner at the top. It made me think of my grandmother. All of the little things in the photo remind me of things that would be in her home. The thread and buttons for sewing, the little "hanky" in her purse, the picnic pattern on a table in the backyard...the whole thing just screamed her to me. She was such a warm and giving person, and so I decided to make a card that included a gift. Here it is:

I used a selection of papers on this card. A little Cosmo Cricket "Circa 1934"and "Odds & Ends", both of which I really like. I thought the colors in those papers were perfect for the challenge. 

I also, for the first time, used my Papertrey Seed Packet Die. I figure I can throw a gift card in here and voila - instant gift!  I really like the way it turned out and love how easy it is to put together. I added a sentiment from the Verve "Hope Blooms" set, a flower, and a little bling and I was done. 

Well, that's it for me. Have a great day and thanks, again, for stopping in! Laters!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

a most beautiful day..

Hey and welcome to this month's Papertrey Blog Hop!

Here is this month's inspiration photo:

I loved the colors and lines, so I went with the obvious inspiration and came up with this:

This was the first time I ever used these die...and I really liked them. They make great flowers, for sure. This was a super simple card, but I love the colors on the patterned paper and the little glittery button,too! Well, thanks for stopping in...see you on the hop!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

caring thoughts...

Hey guys! Quick post tonight. We're going to see Contagion tonight, so I need to update quickly. :)

I have a card for this week's Colour Q! Check out the colors:

And here is a get well card for a friend:

Love these colors! Ok, well thanks for stopping by! 

hello, friend..

Hey there! Saturday and i am feeling almost 100%! I managed to stamp last night and it didn't bother me at all, so yay!

The first card I wanted to make was for this week's Color Throwdown challenge. Here are this week's colors:
I initially thought to make a baby girl card, but once I got started I went in another direction and made a generic "friend" card to send out to a buddy that's been missing from church the last few weeks. :)

Here is the card:

I really liked the paper. It has a great mod feel! Well, that's it from me today. Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Operation Julie's Smile

Hey guys! No card today. My elbow IS a lot better, but I still haven't been able to make anything. I am hoping that when I get home this everning, it will feel well enought to stamp something! Of course, when i CAN'T stamp is precisely when I have all sorts of ideas in my head TO

Anyway, I am here today with a special post about an upcoming Blog Hop that I am sure you'll want to be a part of. Most of you know Julie Renae. If you've heard of The Play Date Cafe or CAS-ual Fridays, then you know who she is! She's a super DT coordinator and all around great person.

There will be a benefit blog hop called 
that will take place Oct 7-9.  
There are a variety of
companies and design teams who will be participating 
in this hop to help raise funds for this benefit. 
So far, over $2000 in prizes have been made available 
and will be awarded for both participants 
and those who donate. 
Click here to read more about Julie's story and why you will want to be a part of this benefit!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

new someone..

Hey there. Quick post. I have tennis elbow and got 2 cortisone shots yesterday. Needless to say , they hit a nerve so I was in CRAZY pain today. It's a wee bit better now, but i'm supposed to NOT type or craft (waaaaaa!!!!).  I made this card earlier this month for the current SFYTT. Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Thanks for stopping in. Hopefully, I can get back to crafting soon...and typing and eating with my right

Monday, September 19, 2011


Hey there! Quick post today... I have a card today from the current Color Throwdown challenge

Here are the current colors:

I decided that I did like these colors together after all. I was having a hard time at first because of the blue. Well, I better go. Gotta start working! Have a great day..sorry so short.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

birthday wishes..

Happy Saturday! It's a wonderful day here..hopefully it is where you are as well. Today, I made a card using this week's Card Pattern's Sketch seen here:

I flipped it on its' side and came up with this:

I had fun making this little ditty and really like how the black and red look together. It's not a combination I use very often, but I like it. :)

Well, back to college football. Have a great rest of the day! 

Friday, September 16, 2011

happy train..

Whoa, Friday already? Don't get me wrong..I'm glad it's here but, man, it seems like this week flew by! I hope you guys all had a great week. Mine was pretty good, I suppose. Nothing remarkable happened. :)

I have a card today that I made for this week's Colour Q challenge. Here are this week's colors:

Fun colors, right? They put me in the mood to make a little boy birthday card. I seriously have NO birthday cards around. I really must start making cards that are usable. I have plenty of cards that say things like "birds fly cause they have wings" (not a real sentiment) or something like that and nothing that just says  "Hey, happy birthday" or "congrats" or even "hey buddy!" Do you guys find yourself making cards that you don't REALLY use? The madness has GOT to So here is the card I made:

Now to find a boy to send it to and I am all set! Have a great weekend. Go Buckeyes!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

go confidently..

Hey guys! I'm back today with this week's FYI challenge. I didn't get to participate last time, so I was itching to get back to playing with the rest of the ladies. They have some FABULOUS cards to share, so be sure and hit everyone else's blogs! 

Here is our inspiration photo for this week:

Isn't that just gorgeous?? Stephanie picks out THE most beautiful pictures for us to use. This picture made me think of episode of Andy Griffith (one of my favorite shows) where Howard Sprague sees a commercial and decides that he is going to throw caution to the wind and move to a Caribbean island. It doesn't turn out quite like he expected, but the fact that he actually DID it was always cool to me. He at least TRIED it, ya know? I'm not sure there is enough of that these days. ANYWAY...sorry for that Here is my card:

Thanks for stopping in! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Hello! Well, this week is just flying by! It's already halfway done..yay! 

Today, I have a card for the current CR84FN challenge. Here are the challenge colors:

I decided to make a card unlike my normal cards. No patterned paper and no buttons. Pretty CAS, though, I DID add ribbon and glitter. Hey, Rome wasn't built in a day, ya know? I had to have SOMETHING extra. :)

Here is what I made:

I love the way Smokey Shadow looks with the bright pink and bit of black. The butterfly is actually the same color as the ribbon, but the glitter didn't photograph it the same. 

Well, that's it from me. Hope you guys have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

be free....

Hey guys..thanks for stopping by! Today, I have a card that uses the Market Street Stamps Paint the Town Color Challenge. I just love the colors. 

I love the bouquet in the inspiration picture, but decided to use my new Market Street set called Hippie Chic again. The images are so adorable and I really liked the sentiment (you know how I am about sentiments!) with this. Here is my card:

Is that guitar not the cutest? I really like this set. I have GOT to get more of their stamps. They're really great quality and, quite frankly, I also like the way they smell. :)

Anywho, thanks for stopping in!! Have a great rest of the day!

Monday, September 12, 2011


Happy Monday, guys! Thank you for stopping in. I am using more of my Market Street Stamps today. I just cannot get enough of them. Today's set is called Hippie Chic and it's adorable. 

I am also using this week's Card Pattern sketch, seen here:

I really like this sketch. There are so many ways you could go with this. I decided to keep it fairly simple. Here is my card:

Well, that's it for today. Stop in over at Card Patterns and play along! 

Saturday, September 10, 2011


FINALLY....finally my mojo is back and life has settled down enough to stamp again. My husband is home and reintegration has been...difficult. I guess the older your children are, the harder it is for things to get back to normal. Ugh..

Anyway, I am back and have been stamping all morning! Yay! Today, I have a card for this week's Colour Q! Here are the colors for this week:

Neat colors, huh? Orchid Opulence was always one of my favorite SU colors. I decided to use one of my new Market Street Stamps that arrived a little over a week ago. It's called Comforting Florals and I absolutely adore the image of this vase and flower combo. Here is my card:

I added Crystal Effects to mimic person, it's really cool. Well, I better get back to the family. Thanks for stopping in!!


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