Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hi-Ya. Happy Sunday. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It was a FABULOUS weekend here in middle TN. The paper this morning said this is the most snow this area has seen in 7 years! wooohooo. It was so much fun and what was best is that it happened over the weekend. Our neighborhood was full of people sledding, making snowmen etc. Fun, fun stuff. AND that gave me LOTS of time to get CRAFTY!!! I made 9 cards and 4 scrapbook pages. WOOOOHOOO
my last card today was a card for Ashley Newell's Embellish Challenge. We were to use turquoise, brown and pink. awesome, I just HAD to play along. I also made a fun poofy flower I learned from Dawn McVey. They are very addictive once you start. Inside of the card is a shape cut out using Spellbinders Label 4 using pink cardstock and a stamped birthday sentiment. Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your night!
Cardstock: PTI Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush
Patterned Paper: The Turquoise is unknown got a square of it in a secret sister package (thanks Cindy!) But the poofy flower was made with PTI Pretty Pink Patterned Paper
Button: PTI Dark Chocolate
Ribbon: PTI Sweet Blush, Rustic Jute (for the button)
Stamps: PTI Birthday Basics (sentiment)
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate

Saturday, January 30, 2010


HI Guys!! It is a SUPER snowy day here in the SOUTH! OMG we have not seen snow like this in a very long time. My girl is PUMPED! So this will be quick because we have to eat our cinnamon rolls and then get outside and sled, make snowmen, snowballs, snow angels. FUN stuff.. So this cute little bingo card is a free digital image from Lindsay's stamp stuff at
i re sized it to make it a little smaller for a card. Cant wait to use one on a scrapbook page too. The heart i cut out using the Hannah Montana Cricut cart and added some thick glitter. Then used my favorite flourish from the Home Decor cart, oh shoot or is it the Home Accents cart? I love them both! I colored the card with Copic Markers threw on some PTI cardstock and ribbon with some leftover patterned paper. On the bingo card you can barely see it but I stamped a tiny heart onto the number 14 for Valentines Day, when I plan to give this card to my hubs. Okay kids, let me eat my cinnamon roll and drink my coffee. Have an awesome day!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

UR Hot

Hola Friends!
How are you today? Things are good in this house. We are running around going crazy trying to finalize the sale of our house and purchasing the new one. Goodness gracious, there is so much involved. Anyway. here is another card I made for Valentines Day, I guess it really wouldn't HAVE to be for Valentines day. I would be happy to give this to my hubby ANY DAY. I found this fun zebra striped paper at Hobby Lobby. And I am STILL using those Reminisce stickers! The UR are from either The Paper Studio or American Crafts. Also used black and white PTI cardstock. Super fast and simple but certainly makes a statement! I appreciate you stopping by here today. Hope you have a fabulous tomorrow!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Blow Out Your Candles D.I.V.A.S challenge

Hi ya! Happy Sunday. What a wonderfully relaxing day it has been today. I did have to run out in the rain to pick up my daughter from a sleepover but, when we got home my handsome hubs was making breakfast! So we ate then I took a wee nap on the couch! LOVE THAT. Rainy, lazy day and your hubs makes breakfast...perfect! Last night we had a wonderful romantic evening at home, that we don't get often enough I made Beef French Onion Soup in the crock pot that I got from Cursive T. (She has some really simple and delicious meals.) AND we watched a movie together, now THAT does not happen often enough. I don't think I would call the movie romantic but it was wonderful to spend that time together alone. We watch The Hangover! Holy cow I laughed my booty OFF!!
Switching gears, I made this card for my blogging group Designing D.I.V.A.S where we are to uses real or faux stitching. The layout is from a scrapbook page in Scrapbook Trends Magazine. January issue. The pretty patterned paper is from my Secret Sister Cindy it is BasicGrey Euphoria. Thanks girly!!! I also used the Cricut cart Home Decor for the flourish (I know you guys see that a lot on my cards!) the sentiment is from Creative Clear Stamps. It cracks me up because it is pretty little card then BAM! an innocent little insult. HA. Okay, laundry to do (always) thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

True Love

Hola Everyone! Happy Wednesday, and a happy Wednesday indeed. I got to leave work a little early today, every once in a while our department gets a "Movie Day" we work a half day then they give us movie tickets and we go see a movie of our choice. Yea! fun stuff right, we also have the option to keep our movie ticket to use some other time and we can choose to go home! that is what I did today. I should have come home and stamped my little heart out but I had some cleaning to do. Why must I always do my chores first?? But that's okay maybe now I will have time this weekend since I don't have to clean!! I am getting down to the last of the Valentines day cards I made a couple of weeks ago. The reds match much better in person but the camera did not capture that. This was a pretty simple not too much going on card. Alright, now I have to go make dinner, since hubby went to get daughter from dance then I guess I have to cook. Have a great night! Thank you for stopping by to say hi!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

I Heart You

HI there!!! Happy Sunday to you!! Hope you are having a great one. Sorry that is has been a minute since I posted last. I have been pouting the last few days and havent felt very crafty. I got braces on Thursday which was also my daughter birthday. So we have been busy with birthday stuff and feeling sorry for myself! HA man, my mouth hurts! But actually today I THINK I am showing signs that it will get better soon! Anyway, I made yet another Valentine card. This layout was inspired by a card Dawn McVey did but I did everything else different. I used some more of those Reminisce stickers and my handy dandy Cricut to cut out the scallop circles. So lately I have been REALLY liking what I am seeing/hearing with the Sure Cuts A Lot. Do any of you have one? If so please let me know what you think of it. I am trying to put myself on a buying freeze for a while but I may let myself get this if it is worth it. Alrighty then, I am ready to curl up in a warm blanket on the sofa with my book. C U soon, thanks for visiting!
Cardstock: PTI True Black, Enchanted Evening, Smokey (something, cant think of the name right now) Stampers Select White and CTMH Blush, Cranberry
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricut
Stamps: PTI Around and About - Hearts
Cricut Cart: Mini Monogram
Stickers: Reminisce
Punch: SU corner rounder with the guard off
Ribbon: PTI Enchanted Evening Satin

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hugs and Kisses

Hola!! how is everyone? Life is good here. We just got back from dinner from one of our favorite pizza places, Painturo's. yummmmmmy. We were celebrating my daughters straight A report card! wooohoooo!!! SO proud of her! Well, this little card is pretty simple. I used some more of those stickers from Reminisce called Flirt. punched out some hearts from CM heart punches.
still using that Cosmo Cricket paper and my still favorite Label One die from Spellbinder. Then stamped the outline with PTI Vintage Labels stamp set. Like I said, easy peasy. Okay I need to run, I have been working overtime to make up some hours when I leave early on Thursday to get my braces on! ACK! Am I pitifully wimpy if I say I am nervous? Well, I am!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sweet Love

Hi Everyone!! Happy Beautiful Sunday. It is a cold one here. but not as bad as it has been and the sunlight feels sooooooooooo good! We just got back from lunch with my daughter in law celebrating her 26th birthday. We went to Cock of the Walk had some yummy catfish!!! i LOVE fried catfish however...I have spacers on my teeth getting them ready for braces on Thursday. O.M.G. my mouth HURTS I could barely chew. It has been like this for about 3 days now. I cannot imagine how big of a baby I will be when I actually get the braces on! I tell you what though. I have already lost a couple of pounds! HA what a way to loose weight! Anyway, enough about me. Here is another Valentine day card I made last week. THANKS FOR LOOKING!
Cardstock: PTI Kraft
Patterned Paper: hearts ? (got it a few years ago from a class I took with Jenni Bowlin!) and sheet music from a used music store
Stamps: Cherub CTMH Vintage Valentine, Sentiment PTI Heart Prints
Lace: The Paper Studio
Ribbon: Offray
Ink: CTMH Cranberry

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Big Flirt

Helloooooo! Happy Thursday! wooohooo weekend ...i can almost taste you!! Hope all is well, I know I am extremely happy to be safe and sound at home. Nashville got our first snow this year. it was really built up all over the news that we were going to get a whopping 2 inches and i think we ended up with MAYBE a 1/4 inch BUT it was slicker than i dont know what. The roads froze pretty quickly and on my way home from work today my car slid and did a donut!! HA thank goodness I did not hit anyone or anything. there were a couple of cars around but thankfully they did not get in my way. I thought FOR SURE I was going to get one of them. The good Lord was with me I guess. Scared the pee out of me though...(almost! LOL)
Okay so for todays card. I copied another layout and I dont know if i copied another one from Melissa Phillips or not, it could have been cased from Card Trends Magazine. SO SORRY. For a few of the up coming Valentines day cards I used stickers from Reminisce called Flirt. Got them half off at my LSS. This one I used the sticker Big Flirt. Made a background design (on top of the Spellbinders Label 4) with my super duper Cricut cart Home Accents then made a swirly with Cricut Home Decor. I dont know who makes the tree branch looking paper, it was some scraps I had. The red heart paper is Cosmo Cricket. Then added some tiny CTMH paper flowers and some tiny pearls from The Paper Studio. Okay kiddos, I am going to go relax in a really hot bathtub and read a scrappy mag. Have an awesome night!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Be Mine

Hidyho crafty friends! Hope you are having a great Tuesday night! I am sitting here eating chocolate covered espresso beans!!! Yuuuummmmmy! I hope they dont keep me awake tonight.
Things are still aggravating but moving right along with the house buying situation. Getting all the inspections and what not. Man, buying a home takes FOR-EV-ER! Maybe that is why I havent done it in 11 years! LOL Anywho, on with the card. I totally cased this card from my favorite vintage guru Melissa Phillips. Man that girl is good. I made the chipboard heart from a Cricut Cart! whooo! I ran it thru the Cricut about 3 times. still had to cut a little bit with the scissors though, but it did well. Colored the heart by swiping the ink pad on it then covered in glitter.
The rest of the deets are below. I hope you enjoyed. Plan on having a GREAT Wednesday! Thanks for your visit. I love visitors!
Patterned Paper: no idea, got it already cut up from a blog candy win the little bit in the middle of the heart is CTMH Amore
Cardstock: PTI True Black and Vintage Cream
Stamps: PTI Heart Prints
Ribbon: Offray
Cricut Cart: Hannah Montana
Button: American Crafts
Lace: old left over stash
Ink: CTMH Cranberry
Glitter: SU

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Embellish Color Challenge Hearts

Oh HAPPY DAY, HAPPY DAY!!!! I had time this weekend to participate in a challenge!! Can I get a whoop whoop!! And who other but the very talented Ashley Newell's Embellish Challenge would I do? Fun stuff this go around. PINK, RED AND BLACK. Three of my favorite colors.
I actually got 8 cards completed this weekend. It was a fine way to start the new year off indeed!
And last night my daughter and I played with the Copic markers!! It was what I imagine Heaven would be like!! Crafty time, all the time! Okay kids the deets are below. Thanks for looking!
Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy
Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins
Stamps: PTI Heart Prints
Ribbon: PTI Pure Poppy grosgrain
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy
Embossing Powder: American Crafts Black glitter