Sunday, November 30, 2008

Favorite Christmas Card

Hi There! Thanks for making your way over to my little side of the web world. I wanted to share a card I made this weekend. I absolutely LOVE it DH said it does not look like Christmas, was was like....IT is RED and GREEN Hello!! LOL. Anyway what does he know?? See that GORGEOUS Flourish stamp??? That is from my Uber Talented friend in the UK Jak. Please check her out she is phenomenal! she actually MADE the stamp! WHAT!!!! told you she was talented..and sweet cause she sent me one of my very own with some sweet pearls. Thanks Jak I {heart} it so much! I stamped the flourish onto Stampers Select White cs from PTI with Olive Green ink from CTMH. The Merry Christmas is from Silent Night PTI and the star is from Christmas Tags also PTI, I stamped that with Pure Poppy. I cut out the star and used pop dot on the back for a 3-D effect. That is all this little card needs. Thanks for looking gang. Hope you have a great tomorrow!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

An Award and a Scrap Page

Hello Crafting Friends. So nice to have you here. I got an awesome award from my super sweet friend Gina who totally blames me for her crafting obsession !?!?! LOL we're in this together girl!
Please see my favorite blogs on the right side bar for super talented ladies that deserve this, and tons more on their blog roll that I also check out. I have made lots of Christmas cards lately and hope to share them soon I just have not taken pics yet. Sooooo, I am sharing a 6x6 scrap page of my DH, DD and grand baby Logan. I have this super cute flip album from CTMH that I made for pics of Logan. Since he is still a new baby I need more pics to fill it up! Believe me I am working on that! I used BasicGrey Oh Baby Boy paper pack and the little hippo is from CTMH Life's a jungle that I colored with colored pencils and gamsol. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

...And a Christmas Card

Hope you all had a Great Thanksgiving. I am still going. Had dinner today with my mom's family, dinner tomorrow with hubby's family and dinner Sunday with dad's family. Whew, how is a girl to not gain 5 pounds in one weekend? That leaves Saturday free for me, if I don't have a total wreck of a house I am gonna get my scrap on!! (fingers crossed).
I'm gonna share this card with you. I used PTI Vintage Holiday Pattern Paper, Pure Poppy and Stampers Select white cs by PTI and SU Always Artichoke. The Stamp set is PTI Snowfall Additions. I don't have the punch that goes with this stamp so I hand cut it out...I REALLY need that punch! I added a little stickles on the snowflake for sparkle and pizazz, you can see it better IRL. The ribbon is PTI Spring Moss grosgrain (I totally {heart} that ribbon). Hope you like it. See you soon! Thanks so much for coming by here!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

November PTI Blog Hop

HI!!Thanks for looking at my project for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. This month we were to create anything we wanted using flowers. Check out blog hop info here then you can click here to get to the forum and find a list of participants. It has been talked about on the forum before and I have actually done it several times, I stamped my own wrapping paper. I went with the Floral Frenzy stamp set from PTI and I decided to try out the Stamping Station I won at the Fisk-a-Friendzy a couple of weekends ago. We lovingly call him "Franky" because it looks like the Frankenstein from Franken Berry cereal LOL! I wanted to make enough that I would have left overs and the Stamping Station was just the ticket because all you do is load any clear stamp onto the plate load the ink cartridge and just stamp away. You do not have to stamp, reink, stamp etc. you juststamp move it stamp and keep going, making it extremely easy and fast. It only takes a second to change colors and or stamp then keep on going. I ran a roll of paper across the table making it super easy to create a large piece you could easily do this on a hardwood floor also. Floral Frenzy is one of my favorite stamps of PTI that I have, it can go in so many directions. Of course you cannot give a gift with out a card, matching card that is. So here they are. Thanks so much for looking. I hope you get to see all of the PTI Blog Hoppers projects.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Blog Candy Alert

check out Kristine blog here for some BEAUTIFUL blog candy. While you are there.
look around her place she has some amazing artwork!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Whew! Busy Weekend

Sorry it has been a minute since I posted last, I had a really busy weekend. Baby Logan spent the night with us Friday night and most of the day Saturday. Look at him, is he not PRECIOUS!
I have forgotten how hard it is to get things done when a baby is around. But I enjoyed every second of it. I have several cards to share but they are going in a contest so I don't want to post them just yet. Wish me luck though. I also went to see Twilight with my sister and niece. I need to see it again because we had to sit pretty close because it was JAMMED PACKED in that theatre. Teeny Boppers were EVERYWHERE they were funny though, did I act that silly when I was a teenager??? yeah, probably! I do want to see it again to concentrate more and no back ground noise and not so up in my face. Anywho here is one card I will share today. I got the stripped idea from Cards Magazine. The emboss resist I did on a card previously but I used purple ink and white embossing powder instead of clear. The purple is Plum Pudding and Lavender Moon. I used Snowfall stamps all from PTI. The snowflake punch is Martha Stewart. Thanks for making your way over here today. Hope you have a wonderful Monday and I see you again soon!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

4 Generations Layout

Hello There!!!
Hope you are interested in seeing a scrap page today. I wish I could have captured a better pic but oh well you get the gist. I used some fun Cosmo Cricket paper pack that comes with some punch out embellishments and large monogram letters. For the scalloped edge I used Fiskars Threading Water Punch. Love that punch. I did not have a stamp in the size I wanted for my #4
so I computer generated one then cut it out on Cosmo Cricket cs. Generations was stamped with CTMH Chocolate Alphabet set then I cut out each letter. This one took a little time but I like how it turned out. The ink I borrowed from my friend Tina I know it was Dew Drop brand but I have no idea what color. Thanks for coming to visit today. Gotta run to get my girl. Have a great rest of the day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Daddy Love

Happy Tuesday Evenin' Folks!!!
I hope you all are doing well. Today I wanted to share a page layout I did at the Fiskateer event.
This is my most favorite picture ever so far. I love how bright and sunny it was outside. I love how much love is showing from daddy to daughter. Our daughter Grace is just so sweet it makes my heart ache sometimes. mush mush I know..sorry.. For this layout I used CTMH Magic Moments Paper, the smaller flowers are Paper Studio, I have no idea where the bigger flowers came from. I have had them forever and a day. The large pink brads in the middle of the flowers
are JoAnn brand. I stamped and cut out Rustic Alphabet stamps from CTMH for "daddy". I journaled just a tad and backed that small strip of cs with SU ribbon. Thats it. Easy Peasy. Thanks so much for coming to see me today. I hope you are inspired!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Matching Card and My Saturday

O..M..G.. you guys. What a SUPER FUN Saturday I had. I am a member of a group named The Fisk-a-teers. Just a group of around 6 thousand girls and boys that love Fiskars products. The Fiskars leaders decided to come to 5 cities around the USA and good ole' Nashville was one of the chosen ones!!! Me and a few friends signed up immediately and I am sooooo glad I did. We had crop day like no other that I have ever experienced. We had a few hints along the way leading up to the big day and I thought some of our activitieses sounded well, lame. I just don't get into the country thing (even though I am a born Nashvillian) I love my Rock-N-Roll. Part of our adventures for the day included producing our own first ever Fisk-A-Teers record. We went the the Parlor on 16th Ave S and Music Row. Man, it was actually TONS of fun. We got to ride the F.A.D.D.'s Party Bus to the studio and back which was a treat all by itself. Once we came back and cropped a little more we walked over to the Infamous Nashville Palace and learned a line dance to "our" song. We had a private party room just for us. I have NEVER line danced before and thought fo-sho it would be silly but.....again, it was a TON of fun. Let me just mention ALL THE FREE PRIZES AND GIFTS GALORE. HOLY COW....I have NEVER seen anything like it before. Those Fiskar people know how to Par-tay!! We got scissors, rub ons, paper, tape runners, epoxy stickers, chipboard, cardstock, finger xacto knife, desk organizers, stamps, inks, bags, ribbon, embellishing flowers, chipboard albums, on and on. I happened to win the "Frankie" stamp thing AND all 12 ink pads that go with it plus 2 more stamp sets. My bestest scrappin' friend Tina won the GRAND prize which was the Brand New Fiskars Rock,Paper Trimmer!!!
the kewl new trimmer that is also an Ipod docking station, but wait....AND the flippin Ipod Nano to go with it!!! and a $15.00 card to Itunes!!!!!!! What a lucky bunch of girls we were!!! Oh and the food and snacks a plenty all of this for only a $20.00 fee! Are you kidding me??? If you are not a Fisk-a-teer you should be, it is a super fun community and it is Free to sign up!! Whew..are you still here with me??
Then on to the card. I wanted my card to match the cute little burpies and onsie that I made in the last post. I cut out a label one shape with fabric from the cuttlebug!! How fun is that felt and fabric cute out from the cuttlebug.... oh, the can of worms that have been opened. The card stock and ribbon are from my stash do I don't know the company name except for that bright pink which is Bubblegum from CTMH. The cute flower stamp is Women of Life from PTI and the sentiment is PTI Bitty Baby Blessings. I got the layout from a card in Card Trends Magazine. I love that mag, tons if fabulous artwork. Well, I must go this has been a long post and I think my family misses me! Teehee

Friday, November 14, 2008


HI you guys. I am so excited to share the burp cloths I made. I got these from the super duper talented Dawn McVey check out her blog entry here. She also has the directions from the Fiskars Craft Site linked on that post as well. Since I still have several friends at work that are pregnant I will be making a few of these. I also copied the onsie idea from Dawn and cut a star from the same fabric and sewed it on! So flippin' cute, fun and EASY!! I am off early in the am to the Fiskars Fiskafriendzy all day crop!! So excited!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas Wishes

Good Afternoon, So happy that your here. Today for your viewing pleasure I have yet another Christmas card. I used PaperTrey Ink Pure Poppy and Kraft card stock. The trees were stamped from Made of Snow onto Always Artichoke from SU then cut out and the green ink is Olive from CTMH stamped with Merry and Bright set. The snow is stamped in CTMH White Daisy from Rustic Snowflake. The border at the bottom was stamped from Rustic Branches. I cut out a Label One from Spellbinders as a focal point. Easy Peasy. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a fantastic evening!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Blog Candy Winner!!

Hello All thanks for playing along. We drew the winner fair and square. Here is a rundown of how it went. My daughter Grace drew the name without peaking and she drew.....JODI!!!
congrats girl, email me by THIS Saturday your mailing address and I will get it out to you!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Another Christmas Card

Happy Tuesday. WOW!! Another decently calm day in the ER today. Love easy days at work!!
I am FINALLY finished reading all of the Twilight series PLUS the rough draft part 3 on Stephanie Myers blog of Midnight Sun (Edwards version of Twilight)! Love those books however I am so glad to have my life back now. Sounds crazy I know but for the last month I have been consumed reading all of these. Anyway, I did manage to get my craft on some what!!! This is another card I made a Gina's. I used SU Always Artichoke cc, PTI pattern paper Vintage Holiday, and PTI Silent Night stamp set. I stamped it all in Dark Chocolate also PTI. The ribbon is Spring Moss PTI. Thanks for the visit today. So nice to have you here. I will pick a random winner of the blog candy tomorrow so be sure to comment on Saturdays post!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Felt Mittens

Evening to you all!
Hope your Monday has gone well. It was a pretty OK day at work. Usually Monday is ferocious! Very busy but today just steady. Gotta love that. Anywho.....wanted to share a card that I started at my friends Gina's monthly card workshop. Once I got home I changed a few things. Instead of the stamped mittens I decided to cut them out of felt. I like this MUCH better. Then it seemed a little boring so I added snowflake brads! I like this much better than the original. And my friend Angela let me borrow that awesome punch!! thanks girl! Thanks for coming by my way today. Dont forget to enter for blog candy on Saturdays post!!
cardstock and pattern paper- PTI
stamps: PTI
Ink: PTI
leaf punch: Martha Stewart
ribbon: PTI
hemp: CTMH

Saturday, November 8, 2008



WOOOHOOOO, okay I have mentioned before that when I reach 10,000 hits I am gonna

give away some blog candy. So....I am true to my word so here it is!! Thanks so much you

guys for coming to visit me. I have such a fun time with this hobby and love to share it with

friends and family. I am offering up a CTMH package. First off is a D size stamp set worth

$22.95 called Nature's Vein perfect for the Fall weather we are having now also, white rubons,

an edge distressor, some pewter paper clips and some sweet little charms. I hope you like it.

This is available for US residence only sorry to the friendly outside countries!!

All you have to do is leave me a comment by Wednesday at 7:00pm Central Time. I will then

randomly draw a name or used the random generator. Good Luck! Have a great rest of the week-end.



Thursday, November 6, 2008

Soft Christmas Card

Sure hope you are doing well today. I am sharing a card I made from a sketch challenge over at
PTI. I used My Minds Eye pattern paper. I used Merry and Bright for the trees and sentiment. The snowflake is from Rustic Snowflakes both PTI as is the beautiful ribbon. I stamped images onto PTI Vintage Cream and the pink and blue cs is CTMH Blush and Twilight. I got the scallop edge from Fiskars threading water punch and the scallop circle from SU. Hope to get back to you soon. I have totally neglected my house today reading Breaking Dawn, the last in the Twilight series. I hope to finish it tonight. Are you going to go see the movie!!! I can hardly wait! woohoo

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Frosty Nights

Happy Election Day! Man, I got lucky, I walked right in and voted!! I tried 3 different times before during early voting and each time it was a 2 1/2 wait. Anywho, I am still playing with the new nesti's. This time I used Curved Rectangles, I decided to make the whole card the shape.
I used True Thyme cs from SU then used CTMH White to stamp the snowflakes from Snowfall PTI. The snowman and sentiment is Made of Snow also PTI. I don't know but I think this one is a little bland, I inked the edges for more pop, it did help define the curves. Oh well back to the drawing board. TFL!! Not much longer and I will have 10,000 hits that means blog candy!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Baby Boy

Hello Everyone! I wanted to share a sweet little card I cased from the Sunday's Featured Stamper over at SCS. This girl has some super duper talent. Be sure to check out her
gallery, you will be blown away. Here is her card that I cased. Of course her is better than mine but I still like it. I used PTI Bitty Baby Blessings for the stamp and my new Label One nesti die. and ribbon from JoAnn. Fiskars scallop punch for a top border. Anyway. Thanks so much for the visit. I have to run. Very busy tonight!!!