Saturday, September 22, 2012


Hi and Happy Saturday.  
Getting together with some friends for an all day crop but before I go I wanted to show you this little card I made.  Every once in a while I want to just use scraps and cuts I all ready have just to make a quick project.  Well this card is one of those quick ones.  

  • Card size is 4 1/2"x 5 1/2"
  • Used the Martha Steward border punch for the red curly border
  • I embossed the blue paper with the cuttlebug
  • Mini was pre cut from Mickey and Friends
  • Congratulations stamp is from ditto
  • Then I did the stitching with my sewing machine.
That's all I have for today. Hope you have a fantastic Saturday.
Thanks for looking, come back again soon!                           

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #38

It's that time again! Challenge Time! 
I love a good challenge and let me tell you for whatever reason this weeks Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge was a challenge.  It sounded so fun when I first read but as I started thinking about what I wanted to create I was stumped. 

 So this weeks Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #38 is "Recess" So create a project using a play theme.
What was your favorite thing to play at school recess?

Well honestly I think my favorite thing was probably the monkey bars.  I remember doing all kinds of "cherry drops" and flips and crazy things.  But I wasn't sure how to incorporate that into my project.  So my next favorite thing was probably the swings (I liked to go real high then jump off).  Again couldn't think of any project ideas.  I don't have a lot of Cartridges with playground equipment on them, at all.  So I decided to go with a baby theme and do blocks.  Blocks goes along with the "play" theme.  Well when I went to post the project I realized it was play at recess, ugh.  So back to the drawing board.  I found several cute images on the A Child's Year cartridge.  I decided to go with the girls holding there dolls and playing.  I do remember running around the playground with my friends just playing tag or whatever.  I don't remember having a doll or teddy bear (just for the record,lol) but you get the point.

So here is what I came up with.....

  • Card size is  5 x 6 1/2"
  • Paper is from DCWV Stack 5
  • Girls cut at 2.75" from A Child's Year

This weeks Sponsor is........ 
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Now if you haven't make sure you head over to the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge blog to see what the other design team has come up with.  They are absolutely amazing talented ladies. Then make your favorite recess project and link up for a chance to win.

Good luck and we'll see ya again soon!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Stamping Notebook

Hello Hello! Today I wanted to show you a little way that I try to keep track of stamps.  I'm not completely sure it's worth the time spent yet, but it looks really cute on my desk...LOL.
I tend to pick up a lot of those $1 bin stamps on my way out of the big craft stores.  But when it comes to using them I never remember what I have.  Then for me to go through them all just turned me off from finishing my project or I ended up using one that I had close at hand and probably use all the time.  So thats when I decided I needed an organized way to know what I had.
Now this is just for those $1 stamps not for the PK, SU or any of those.

  • I cut 2 pieces of Chipboard down to 4 1/2"x6 1/2"
  • Covered them in printed paper.
  • The Daisy was cut from Mickey and Friends but was just laying around in my all ready cut pile so I'm not sure what size, same with the pink Circle.
  • Then I stamped on it Stamp. 
  • For the inside paper I used 4x6 Index cards with no lines.
  • I used the Cinch to punch the holes and to add the notebook rings.

  •  Now on the inside I made dividers for different subjects.  I probably could have done more but ran out of space.

  • I then carelessly and quickly stamped the stamps in the right divided area.  

So yes I know I will see the stamp and know which one I want to use but will still have to go through the drawer full of them. I have them divided in the drawer the same way they are divided in the book so hopefully it will make things a little easier.  I'm really trying to use the supply's I have on hand and not to purchase new. I will let you know how it works out.

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Deepest Sympathy

Hello, It is with a heavy heart that I write today.  A good friend of my daughters went to tell her dad something in the garage and found him on the floor.  Come to find out he had had a heart attack and passed away.  He was young in his late 30's early 40's.  Our heart is just breaking for this girl and her family.  Another reminder at how precious life is and that we really never know when it's our time to go.  This girl is extremely strong for she went to school 2 days after the passing of her father.  Full of tears of course but I think the support of her friends is what she needed and a support they have been.  My daughter came home and asked if we could make a card to put into a gift basket they were putting together for her.  Well even though nothing we say can take away that loss she must feel I hope that this card will help her to know how many people have her and her family in our hearts during this hard time.

The Front of the Card  I bought a paper pack along time ago and I don't know what it was or where I even got it but this paper came from that pack.  The flowers are from my flower stash and the sentiment I printed off the internet and cut out with my eK Success punch.

The inside is a bouquet of flowers.  The girls father's favorite color was blue and her favorite color is pink and she loves bling so I added stickles.  The cut is from the Kate's ABC Cartridge.

This is the third fold of the card.  I didn't get a great photo but it is rather plain.  You'll see a pocket on both sides of the card with several tags tucked inside.  This is where the students in her class will sign.  Each can pull out a tag and write something to her.

The back of the card is also plain.  I used paper that kinda spoke on its own.

That's my never ending card for today.  I hope  that it will bring her a little comfort.  
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you come back again soon!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Hi everyone!
Have you been Pintresting lately?  Well that is one of my favorite things to do in my free time.  If you haven't and want to check it out leave me your e-mail address and I will send you an invite.  It's basically a website that you can pin websites to.  Then you can browse through what other websites other people are pinning onto there boards.
There's an app on my phone and when I've got any down time whether I'm in the car waiting for the kids or at the grocery store waiting to pay I am on my pinterest app.  I saw a card well one of many many, that I thought looked really pretty.  I didn't have the stamps that she used so I made it the same but with the materials that I had on hand. If you want to see the original card go here.  She did a fabulous job way better then me. I wanted to try the black heat embossing on the black card stock and I also tried the white on black but the white I used what more of a iridescent color.  It didn't turn out as nice but it was a fun card to make.

  • Card Size is 5x6"
  • Flowers were cut using George and Basic Shapes
  • Twine is from Martha Stewart
  • The stamps used were all OLD SU sets.

Well I hope you liked it and I hope you go and check out Christina's blog.  I'm really glad I found it through Pinterest.

Have a great Day!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Thanks A Melon

Hello! I'm so excited to be blogging.  
I have really just been off the blogging mark lately with everything going on.  I've got the big Craft Fair Season coming up and have been trying to get ready for that.  Well that and my table has had all my crafting stuff all over it and that is where I take all my pictures, lol.  

Today I want to show you a set of Thank you Cards that I made.  We went to Santa Anna California for a all star baseball game with my son's travel ball team and stayed the night with family.   Then all the family drove in from different areas around California to see the game.  I thought it was great to see everyone and wanted to send out thank you's.  It was much cooler then our AZ weather but it was still rather warm, especially for them, so I made Watermelon shaped cards.  Who doesn't like Watermelon on a hot summer day?

  • Card is 5 3/4" x 3" Cut out a circle then folded in half
  • Paper is from a Colorbok Carnival paper pack
  • Watermelon and sentiment was cut from Just Because Cards
  • The Twin is Martha Stewart in both Red and Green.

I really like the different shape cards we can make these days.  Hope you enjoyed and come back again real soon!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch #36 Music

Hello and Happy Friday!  

It has been a long week and I welcome the weekend with open arms.  But first it's Pause Dream Enjoy challenge Day, YAY!!  

This weeks challenge is music.  Do you play an instrument or do you wish you did?  I actually do. I played the trumpet for 8 years and I can also play the piano but I didn't make a project about what I can play but what I would love to play.  I went with a guitar.  Who doesn't like to rock out with a guitar? I wish I knew how to play.  Here is my card. But don't forget to check out the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge blog to see what the other Design Team members have created then make something and play along. 

  • A2 Sized Card
  • Paper is from DCWV Glam Gal Stack
  • I cut the rockstar at 3.35" from Cricut Decals
  • Background shape is from Lacy Labels
  • Tag is a Fiscars Punch
  • "you rock" stamp is from the $1 bin.
  • Ink is Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Dusty Concord.
Our Sponsor for this weeks Challenge is 

Heather Ellis with a prize of any 3 digital items to one lucky winner!

So please come play with us!! This is a fabulous prize and a fun challenge.  I can't wait to see what everyone has come up with.


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