Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wishing You A Day Full Of Sunshine...

Hola peeps!  Just posting to show a quick card I made for Lucy Abram's Rainbow Week challenge!  I finally got to use some Margaritaville that I won from American Crafts last month, I figured what better papers to use for a rainbow challenge than the bright and bold primary colors in this collection :)

The cute clouds and bicycle are from Jillibean Soup's "Blossom Soup" collection that is so stinkin' cute!  Seriously, every piece of paper and embellishment in Blossom Soup is just perfection!  So no more hoarding!  I'm using it all up!  I've challenged myself to not buy anything else until I use up at least 1/4 of my stash!  Which, sadly means I can't purchase any CHA releases until then.. :(  BUT, hey, doesn't mean I can't WIN stuff!  Blog candy, contests, challenges like this one are so awesome for the financially challenged scrapper such as myself ;)  **Oh, almost forgot - the sun stamp and the sentiment are from the "Baggin' Some Rays" set from The Craft's Meow :)  {Heart} their stamps ;) 
Okay, I'm going to stop blabbing on and on, thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Emily's First Card!!

My little girl made her first card, I am so proud!  4 years old and she loves to stamp with her Mommy... (But only for a few minutes, then she gets bored and moves on to bigger and better things ;)

Starting with the background, is Echo Park's new Countryside collection.  In the middle is a new stamp from Hero Arts, isn't that the cutest little car driving home with Christmas tree on top??!!  I was so lucky to win both of these items in a blog candy contest recently on Tiffany Ervin's blog, along with a Penny Black stamp, ink pads and more!!  She has an awesome blog so check her out :)
As you can clearly see, Emily has added the driver and passenger, lights and ornaments on the tree, a road under the tires, and on the bottom right - the three circles??  Well, that's a computer and a mouse Mom! DUH!!!

Em and I are submitting this card to the Anything Goes Summer Holiday Children's Challenge @ Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!  Check it out here :

Thanks for stopping by, be back soon!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Our Wedding

Afternoon ladies! 

Here to post a quick LO I made for a couple of challenges, the first is Amy Heller's Scrap Your Scraps Summer Challenge (week 5).  Amy's work is absolutely amazing, and when she presented this idea to use up her scrap pieces of paper, I was instantly hooked!  I have two boxes full of scrap pieces that just sit and accumulate, so this is a great way to thin it out & save money (by not buying more paper that I don't need!).  And if you see the prizes she gives away, you definitely wont want to miss out! 
I've used a ton of my G45 scraps, and since this is a wedding LO (me and the hubbs), I am going to also enter the G45 Wedding LO challenge!  It's been a long time since I've made a LO, let alone one NOT of my daughter!!!!  I really had fun making this one :)  Sorry I couldn't get a closer shot - I see a lot of it is hard to see, unfortunately.

Well I hope you have a wonderful weekend, I'm off to put my little tike down for a nap and then we're headed to a festival this evening!  Hope to get some great pics to share with you :)

Friday, August 12, 2011


Hello my friends, hope you are all well and busy crafting!!  I haven't been doing too much - I've developed carpal tunnel or something strange with my fingers and wrist... So I'm trying to rest it as much as possible!  Sorry I haven't been making the comments rounds that much but I promise I'll be back in the swing of things real soon :) 

The card I'm sharing tonight is stamped with one of the Unity/Webster's Itty Bitty's - Christmas Delivery.  I won this set way back in May and it's finally landed in my hands two days ago (long story, but just glad I have it now ;) 
Used a simple technique with Distress Inks for the colored background...- wanted to link the video with Jennifer McGuire demonstrating it, but I cannot find it!!  If you go to and search for Jennifer McGuire Distress Inks, you'll find anything you've ever wanted to know about them!  Also used a lot of Pink Paislee's Artisan Elements.. they are so gorgeous!  

I'm entering this card in two challenges:  Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog's - All White
                                                           Charisma Cardz - Distressing

Well I'm off to see the end of the Tigers ballgame!!  Thanks for reading, have a great evening and weekend my crafty friends :)

Khristen's Blog Candy Alert!!!


Follow THIS link to read all about how you can enter to win this very generous prize!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Shoestring Scrapbooking August Blog Candy

Howdy friends!  Have a peek at Canica's August Blog Candy!  Yummy crocheted flowers.. love love love them!  Especially since I don't know how to do them myself ;)
Go here for instructions on how to be entered in the giveaway, her drawing will be on Sept 1st!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Michelle's 100 Follower Blog Candy!!

Michelle is drawing soon, become a new follower and join in on her huge blog candy!!  Click the link below the pic to be taken to her blog!