Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hi There

HI! Hows your Thursday? Mine is awesome because it is actually my FRIDAY! wooohoooo! So first of all thanks so much for coming to visit my blog-o today!! I would like to share this cute little Ketto that my super friend Gina let me use. Isn't she the cutest little thing! Gina also let me use some of her Copic markers to color her in. That Gina is something else I tell ya. I started out with the SCS sketch challenge SC234, paired that with Heidi Grace patterned paper and Heidi Punch Board. the cardstock is PTI White and Plum Pudding and PTI Plum Pudding ribbon. That sweet little button is Favorite Findings and the little gems on her crown are The Paper Studio.
I am so looking forward to tomorrow, my daughter and I are finishing up her school shopping and doing lunch. We will spend most of the day at Opry Mills Mall. I love having days like that with her. She is such a girly girl and I LOVE that! Hope you enjoy YOUR Friday!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

With Love

HI!!! How is your Wednesday?? I certainly cannot complain! I have this card to share with you today although I was a little apprehensive about doing so. I just don't think i like it. Don't quite know what it is. Maybe its the bow? Maybe the glitter was a little too much? What do you think?
Anyway I do appreciate you stopping over here today! Have an awesome night!
Cardstock: PTI Sky Blue, Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush
Patterned Paper: PTI Bitty Basic Dots
Ribbon: PTI Sky Blue and Rasp Fizz
Die Cut Machine: Cricut
Cartridge: Home Decor
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug with love
Button: The Paper Studio
Glitter: Stickles

Monday, July 27, 2009


Hello! Happy Monday Evening! I wanted to share a little card I made a little bit ago while playing with my infamous Cricut! This die is actually flowers but I totally saw snowflakes when
I first saw it. Everyone is starting to think about Christmas so I went for a Christmasy card, well I guess it is more Winter. Anywho...hope you are inspired. I need to run, getting a headache from not eating dinner yet. Thanks BUNCHES for your visit!!!
Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream, CTMH Outdoor Denim
Cricut Cart: Home Accents
Ribbon: PTI Vintage Cream Saddle Stitch and Rustic Jute
Button: Favorite Findings
Ink: CTMH Outdoor Denim

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Summer Time Jewelery

Bonjour! Thank you for stopping by to see me on this beautiful Sunday! i hope all of you enjoyed your weekend. I did not get a TON of crafting done but I did manage to squeeze in some. I have been wanting to make a 3 strand white bracelet for summer since this past winter, why in the world did it take me til the middle of summer to finally make it? I don't know. I had all of the stuff, i guess paper crafting took priority, teehee. I hope you like it, I cannot hardly wait to wear it to work! Thanks again for your visit!! Have an awesome night and tomorrow!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Beautiful Girl

Good Friday Morning to you all!!! Sorry for no posts in 4 days. I have had a really busy week with work and such. Now to play catch up time. I do have one more scrapbook page to share with you. Hope all you card people don't mind. This is my daughter Grace at our recent trip to Florida. I love her so much and cannot believe how fast she grows. She is always so kind enough to let me take photos of her. My niece was in Florida too and she would not let my sister take any pictures. I guess because Grace has grown up with a camera in her face she doesn't mind posing for me. Anywho here are the deets of the page. Thanks so much for your visit!!!!!

Cardstock: Stampin Up - Whisper White and Pumpkin (dont know the exact name)
Silk Flowers: The Paper Studio
Rhinestone Brads: The Paper Studio
Letter Stickers: American Crafts Vinyl
Die Cut: Cricut Home Accents (brackets around the photo and journaling)
Velvet Die Cut: Prima

Monday, July 20, 2009

We Love This Kid

Greetings! Hope you have enjoyed your Monday. Mine was not too shabby. Found out today that our entire office is being treated to dinner at Stoney River on Wednesday. I have never been there before but heard it is absolutely fabulous so I cant wait. Besides taking dear daughter school shopping this weekend (gosh summer break goes by so fast) I got some scrapbooking finished. Loved every minute of it. I don't scrap enough. Anyway, I got the basic layout idea from Scrapbook Trends Magazine. I love these bright pics of Logan aka grand baby.
He is so sweet and so much fun. I just love his tiny fat fingers and toes. Thanks for looking!
Patterned paper, cardstock, and stickers CTMH Stardust kit
stamps: CTMH Reach for the Stars, PTI Fresh Alphabet
Die Cut: Cricut Home Decor
Punch: Fiskars Threading Water
Brads: The Paper Studio
Ink: Moonstruck

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge Week 12

Hello!! Happy Weekend. I got a chance to play along with Dawy McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. I have dedicated this week to scrapbooking so I thought I would add the color challenge into my scrapping. I decided to use a black and white photo because I could not find a color picture that would work with these colors. Also I have not made my PTI purchase yet so I did not have the Scarlett Jewel color but did find something very close. This pic is of my daughter at our recent trip to Panama City Beach Florida. I stamped the patterned paper and cut out Adore on the Cricut. You cannot see it well in the photo but I also used stickles along the edge of the patterned paper and on the Hibiscus Flowers and a Sakura Glitter Gel Pen. Looks fabulous in real life. Thanks for looking enjoy all of the amazing entries for the Challenge!
Cardstock: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss, CTMH Vineyard Berry and Colonial White (cream)
Ink: Vineyard Berry, Spring Moss Raspberry Fizz
Stamps: CTMH Extreme Happiness
Cricut Cartridge: Home Decor
Stickles, Sakura Gel Pen,
Ribbon: Raspberry Fizz by PTI and the wine color is Offray

Friday, July 17, 2009


Good Friday Morning!!!! I got to sleep late this morning woooohooooo!!! It was so nice. Now a quick post and some house cleaning then I will be on my way to a great day. Yea me! This is the last card of the 5x7 that I made. I am sure this will end up being a Happy Birthday card for one of Graces friends but have not decided yet. I got out the trusty Cricut to make the crown. IRL it shimmers, all of it, the card stock and the bling on the crown. The cardstock base is American Crafts Vanilla, The patterned paper is DCWV. The purple is Stampin Up and I cannot for the life of me think of what the name of it is. I also used SU Barely Banana and PTI Shimmering Silver. The ribbon is PTI Plum Pudding and the bling is The Paper Studio rhinestones and pearls. Thanks so much for looking and I hope you like it. In my craft room this weekend I plan on scrapping pages. See you later!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Celebrate Cupcake Style

Hola!! HOpe all is well in your neighborhood! I am still on my 5x7 card kick. This one is my personal fav so far. I have been wearing out that Cricut Machine!! Embossed some polka dots up a storm too! Good times I tell ya! Short post tonight peeps, got lots to do before the last work day of the week tomorrow. whoop whoop!! Glad you stopped by I LOVE visitors!
card base: American Crafts
cardstock: Stampin up, rose red and pretty in pink, PTI Kraft and Stampers select White
Embossing Powder: American Crafts Metallic (bottle says red but looks like purply red to me
Cricut Cartridge: Home Decor
Stamps: PTI POlka Dot Basics and CTMH Cupcake sprinkles (sentiment and scallop boarder)
Ink: Stampin up Rose red
Ribbon: PTI Sweet Blush, and rustic jute
Button: Vintage Buttons

Monday, July 13, 2009

Glitter Bird Card

How is that for a catchy title? LOL
Happy Happy Monday to YOU!!! Hope things are great. I had a good Monday so no complaints here. So this is the second post for my 5x7 cards. This one is my dd favorite. I was surprised by that cause I cannot decided if I like it or not. I mean I do but it is not my favorite I guess. I started out by corner rounding two of the edges then decided to put this on a bigger card because the bird accent was so large. I had already glued down all of the circles so I did NOT want to make more circles and glue them down so, i took the corner rounded edges and stitched around it, because, once i put the panel on a bigger card then it needed more pop. To hide the flaws around the corners i put a litter topper on. It needed something so I added some strips with the zig glue pen and added what? glitter of course! Well, I hope you like it. Thanks for looking and stopping by here today!!!!
Card base: American Crafts
cardstock: PTI, Hibiscus Burst, New Leaf, Lemon Tart,White. Stampin up Cool Caribbean
die cut machine: Cricut, Home Decor Cartridge bird and scallop frame and some circles, Cuttlebug oval
Punch: Creative Memories circle punch

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Making Flowers

Hi Ya! Happy Sunday to you! Hope you enjoyed your day of rest. Other than walking 3 miles in the park today with the heat and 75% humidity my day was just lovely. My hubby helped me with the cleaning chores by cleaning the tubs and toilets! whoohoooo. My two least favorite things to clean. He is just the BEST! Then Friday night and Saturday was so much fun because we got to babysit Grandbaby Logan. He is soooooo sweet. I loved every minute.
A little while back I won 9 packs of different colors of American Crafts 5x7 Cards and Envelopes.
I never make that size card so I had be a little intimidated, I decided that was just enough of that and got those babies out. I will have some to show you all week. This first two are basically the same card but one I used flat flowers and one crumbled flowers. I just tore circles with some card stock and some, I waded up til I got tired of that, then just left the others. I broke out some polka dot paper and the Janome Mini and got crazy. Hope you like. Thanks for your visit!!!!!!!
Card base: American Crafts
cardstock: PTI White, Hibiscus Burst, Stampin Up Ruby Red, Apricot, Cool Caribbean (retired)
and CTMH Baby Blue
Ink: Stampin Up Ruby Red
Stamps: Close to my Heart, Happy Birthday
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Buttons: Favorite Findings
Floss: DMC
Ribbon: Wrights Ric Rac

Friday, July 10, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge Week 9

Hi There!!!
So I am a wee bit late playing in the Raspberry Suite Color Challenge Wk 9. But, none the less I did participate. I LOVED this color challenge. This has been my fav so far. I cut out the flowers with the Cricut then stamped on them, crumbled them up and viola'. The swirly is embossed with black glitter embossing powder from American Crafts. And check out that super cutie below. Mr Grandbaby Logan! I get to babysit that little angel all night tonight. Cant wait to give tons of kisses on those cheeks!! Thanks for coming over here today, hope you enjoyed. I got a few things to do before I go get little man. Have an awesome weekend!
Cardstock: PTI, True Black, Vintage Cream, New Leaf
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
EP: American Crafts, Black Glitter
Punch: Martha Stewart Butterfly
Stamps: With Sympathy, Basic Backgrounds Text
Button: Favorite Findings

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pink Stars

Hi Ya'll!
It's Wednesday! that means only one more day of work for me! Whoop whoop! AND my air conditioner is FINALLY fixed!!! We went two days/nights in the Tennessee heat man, was I
a little grumpy. After my bootcamp work out last night hubby and dd meet me at the shaved ice place. It was a nice little treat that helped to cool me off for a minute! LOL. Anywho.... here is a card I made for a friend a few weeks ago. She is a pink girl so I thought this would do. Thanks so much for coming by today. Hope you enjoy your evening!
Cardstock: PTI White and Raspberry Fizz
Ink: PTI Rasp Fizz and Berry Sorbet
Ribbon: PTI Berry Sorbet
Stamps: PTI Star Prints
Bling: The Paper Studio
Punch: Fiskars Threading Water

Monday, July 6, 2009

Absolutely Fabulous Anya

Happy Monday, I hope yours is well. My AIR CONDITION (in the house) is out! Arrrggg. It is H-O-T. But ya know what? It could be HOTTER but its not, it could be a huge deal, but its not, all we have to pay for is the service charge. The unit is still under warranty!!! God is good! And I got a new package in the mail today of some goodies to play with. So all in all, I can consider this a good day! Check out this Anya cutie. I love having scrappy, crafty friends. Either Angela or Tina let me stamp with her. I forget who since I have had her stamped for a little while now and either way they are both fabulous girls! Okay, I am gonna run, I need an Appletini to cool down LOL (green apple martini -yum). Thanks bunches for checking me out today!
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, CTMH Hollyhock, Crystal Blue
Patterned paper: Hiedi Grace
Markers: Copic
Stamps: PTI, Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: CTMH Black, Hollyhock
Rhinestones: The Paper Studio
Punch: Stampin' Up! 1/4 in circle punch

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge Week 11

Good Sunday Morning to you all!!!! I hope all of you in the USA had a FABULOUS 4th of July.
Here in Nashville, TN we got DRENCHED!!!! It rained sooooooo hard. I don't ever recall a 4th that it had rained. Regardless, we still had fun and the fireworks display was wonderful. In fact I just found out last night that Nashville is one of the top 5 states for fireworks display on the 4th!
Pretty cool I thought. So, on to the cards. I am in need of some thank you cards and I took the opportunity to make some fun ones with Dawn McVey's Color Challenge. Her mix of colors are always so fun. Here are two that I made. I wanted some texture so instead of stamping I decided to dry emboss them. Also I do not have light grey twine, ribbon, or thread so I just used a teeny tiny strip of paper to thread the button on the top card. I hope you have fun checking out all of the color challenge players. Thanks so much for stopping to look at mine. Have a great Sunday!
Cardstock: PTI, Soft Stone, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, True Black and New Leaf
Ink: CTMH, Black
Stamps: PTI, Mega Mixed Messages and Damask
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug, With Love, textile, Argyle, Perfectly Paisley, Spots and Dots
Cricut: Home Accents (circles)
Punches: Creative Memories, small circle punch
Ribbon: PTI Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch
Button: Favorite Findings

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Published Card

Hi All!! Happy Thursday AND 3 day weekend! woohooo! So.....I have this card to share and I am so excited about it. My apologies for the poor quality of the photo. This is my very first card published, you can find it in Cards Magazine June 2009 issue. I love that mag so I was more than elated that they chose one of mine to publish. I have one coming out in the August issue too, so be sure to check it out as well. Do you all have big plans for the 4th? Tomorrow I get to see my bestest friend, she just got in town from Colorado, sooooooo many miles away from me. We are going to swim and hang out at the pool (at her dads house) and catch up and gossip and laugh and relax and have a great time. I cant wait to see her. Hope you enjoy your tomorrow! thanks for your visit!!
Cardstock: PTI, Kraft, Sky Blue
Ribbon: PTI, Saddle Stiched Pure Poppy and Sky Blue Twill
Felt: (I forget, some cheepy kind at Joanns, too lazy to go look right now :-)
Rubons: Stampin' Up!
Stamps: PTI, Polka Dot Basics
Rhinestone: The Paper Studio