Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Hero Arts Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“I became a Member of Lily Pad Cards today! Go become a member for a chance to win a collection of Hero Arts stamps. Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, July 15!” 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pretty Little Studio + Hero Arts card

Just popping in to share a little card I made using Pretty Little Studio's ADORABLE papers, and one of their little boy and little girl vintage die-cuts!  Heat embossed the Hero Arts sentiment.  Hope you like it!
That's it for tonight, have a great weekend my friends :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

My Mind's Eye LO Challenge!

Can't believe I actually finished this one in time.. Just minutes to spare!  Anyways, same as the card challenge - sketch is provided and the theme is Song Lyrics.  I put some of the words from Carrie Underwoods song "All American Girl".  I think I cried the first I dunno, maybe 100 times I heard it !!!!!!!!!!  Love love love that song ;)  So here's the sketch :

And here's my LO, sorry for the crooked picture but I literally don't have time to fix it!  The pleated paper for the fan is again from the Be Loved collection, as well as the heart and die cut on bottom left.  Background paper is from Penny Lane collection.  The two GORGEOUS rosettes were cut by a good friend Kathy (Branches) over on  She is such a sweetie, such a giving and caring person :)  Well, this is really it for me, have to be up in less than 4 hrs for work.. ICK!  Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

My Minds Eye Blog Challenge!

Hola Peeps ;)

Just sharing with you a card I created for the My Minds Eye Card Challenge #24 ..  I used the Be Loved collection - it's probably one of my top 5 faves from them!!  Along with the sketch, we were to use the theme: Song Lyrics.  I chose one of my very fave relax & craft songs 'The Great Escape' by Patrick Watson :) 

Here's the sketch:

 And here's my card.

I want so badly to finish for the LO challenge as well, but I think I only have a few more hours (and NO, that's not enough time for me! LOL).   Well, maybe if I hurry... so I'm off!  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by :) 

Friday, June 17, 2011


Just wanted to share a couple of cards I made for Paper Craft's 2011 Gallery Idol Open Auditions.  The theme is "Congratulations" cards.  You can enter as often as you like, but only one card will be selected (if you go through to the next round).  Anyways, TFL and good luck if you enter!!!  I think it's a blast :) 

Used Jillibean Soup's Blossom Soup Collection ....

Used Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Collection (and a G45 staples trim!)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Shhhh!!!!!!!!!! I'm letting you in on my BIG secret!!

I'm finally going to do it !            
Take me to Pretty Little Studio!
I am applying for a design team! YES!!!!!!!!!!!! I've mustered up all of my courage, and am in the process of finishing up my submissions to Pretty Little Studio!!!  
I usually go back and forth in my head thinking I'm not good enough - but when I saw this post about their DT search, there was NO WAY I couldn't at least give it a shot! I absolutely adore their perfect little storybook vintage collections!!! Nothing compares IMHO ;) Check them out, you wont be disappointed!!!

CROSS YOUR FINGERS FOR ME pleaseeeeeeeee!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I must get better at time management...

It's no wonder I have turned to cards so often now instead of layouts... This one took me a grand total of 8 days to complete!!!!!!!!!  I wasn't working on it every day, but still!  Once I start a page, I think about it constantly, trying to rearrange precious minutes in my day so I can get it finished.  Obviously, I don't do it so well.. I need some help with managing my time!!!  If anyone has some clever tips, I would be happy to hear them!  Actually, my new favorite site - Lily Pad Cards - just posted a huge list of time-saving tidbits recently.  But have I actually done them?  Of course not! Sheesh..

So here is the sketch from Page Maps:

And here it is, my 8 day LO - I loved the sketch from Becky the second I saw it.  Hmmm...what was I thinking???
Pictures are of my baby girl on her first real photo shoot back in August of last year.  She had a blast, as you can probably tell from her smiling face and dancing feet ;)

My next project?? 

CARDS!!!!! Any card, but taking another small break from LO's until I get my act together!!!!!  Have a good one!

Friday, June 10, 2011

A Long & Relaxing Weekend...

Spending a 3 day weekend up north at Grandpa's House!  Sure is beautiful here..

Hard to believe she's growing up so fast... 4 years old, (and going on 16 some days!)

Perfect inspiration and so relaxing to wake up to this every morning~ Good thing I brought my scrappy supplies!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Another post about giveaways!!

Howdy scrappy peeps!  Are you all enjoying this beautiful weather???!!!  I certainly am glad the rain has finally stopped here in Michigan.. sheesh.  Was about ready to build an ARK!  It was seriously getting ridiculous.  Sorry I have no crafty projects today, although I will be finishing up a LO and a couple of cards for a Page Maps's My Little Shoebox Contest tonight.  Well, I'm praying that I finish tonight... The deadline is June 12th and I have a busy couple of weeks coming up!!!!!!  LOL.. Someday I will really have to crack down and work on my time management skills ;)
My real  reason for posting today is to pass along that the Blog Guidebook  is having their 1st Birthday this month~ so if you like giveaways, (no brainer right??) then click on the link to check it out!  Good luck my friends