Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal day

This morning the royal couple is getting married - FINALLY!  There has been so much talk about it for the past few weeks, but I am watching it as I do this post. He. He.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine - Summer's Lace Dreams
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Paper Cuts, Recollections
Stamp:  Kraftin' Kimmie - You Make Me Happy
Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Lace:  Wrights
Metal Corners:  Making Memories

CPS Sketch
Kraftin' Kimmie - Make it frilly

Patterned Paper:  K & Company
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Skipping Stones - Heartsong
Sentiment:  Hero Arts
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
       Close to my Heart, Kiwi
Spellbinders:  Eyelet circle, trio label
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Offray
Perfect Pearls

TSG Sketch 104
Colour Q

Patterned Paper:  Creative Memories
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Whimsy - Beach Baby Jayme
Sentiment: Computer font
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Embossing folder:  Papertrey
Flower:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Creative Impressions

SSSC 114
Karen's Doodles - Beach

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rush, rush, rush

Too many things to do, but wanted to get these cards posted.

Patterned Paper:  American Crafts, K & Company
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Tiddly Inks:  Poppy
Sentiment:  Verve
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Tag:  Cuttlebug
Bling:  Recollections
Ribbon:  JoAnn's
Paper Piercier:  We R Memory Keepers

CPS - Sketch
Tiddly Inks - April Showers bring May flowers
Paper Pretties - Paper piercing

Patterned Paper:  SEI
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - RD Brain Rain
Sentiment:  Computer font
Crystal 3D lacquer on rain and puddle
Circle Punch: EK Success & Fiskars
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts

Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Bugaboo - Singing in the rain
Can You Handle This?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Girly cards

It just worked out that the cards that I made both involved using pink and look rather girly.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey- Hopscotch
Cardstock:  Paper cuts, Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Some Odd Girl - Baker Kaylee
Sentiment:  Clear Dollar Stamp
Spellbinders:  Small & Large Petite Ovals
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts

Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge
Some Odd Girl - For Mom

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine - Floral Fantasy, Basic Grey - Hopscotch
Cardstock:  Paper Cuts, Core-dinations, Recollections, Bazzil
Stamp:  Kenny K - Queens Cutie
Sentiment:  Pamela Clark
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Lace: Wrights
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Embossing Folder: Cuttlegug
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Bling:  Paper Studios

Sketch Saturday
Kenny K - Spring
Creative Inspirations Challenge - use a digi

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jessi's wedding

One of my best friends is having her son get married in a couple of weeks and this is the card that I made for him.  I'm excited for the wedding, but it is not being talked about as much as the royal wedding.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine - Floral Fantasy, Basic Grey - Hopscotch
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Paper Cuts, Recollections
Stamp:  The Greeting Farm - Cake Topper Kiss, Digital
Spellbinders:  Large standard circle, Large Scalloped circle
Lace:  Wrights
Pearls:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Offray
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts

Mojo Sketch 
The Greeting Farms - Digital
Paper Sundaes - Die Cuts & Pearls
Cupcake Inspirations

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter

Hope you had a wonderful Easter.  We made our trips and had wonderful family time.


Patterned Paper:  K & Company
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Tiddly Inks - Tainted
             There She Goes - Sentimental Greetings
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby
Flowers:  Prima & Recollections
Punch:  Tonic
White thread
Corner Rounder: Creative Memories
Spellbinders:  Long Scalloped Large Rectangle

Tiddly Inks - Stitching

Saturday, April 23, 2011

It is almost here

Spending time with family is wonderful, but sometimes it splits you going in different directions.  We are going to have a celebration on Saturday with my family so that we can celebrate on Sunday with my husband's family.  So later today we will be heading 110 miles north and coming back so that tomorrow we can head 75 miles south.  That's how we will have to hop for this holiday.

Patterned Paper:  Moxie
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Cotton Candy
Sentiment:  There She Goes - Sentimental Greetings
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
Brads:  Recollections
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Tickets:  Tickets to Go
Button:  Favorite Finds
Twine:  Stash

Mo Manning - Circus
Colour Create - Pink, Blue, & Brown

Friday, April 22, 2011

It's here!

Today is my son's birthday, I just can't believe that he is 15 years old.   There are times that life seems to pass by too quickly.

My little skunk
Trevor with my one year old nephew

My Mother's birthday is coming up in a few weeks and I plan to give her a few of my cards.  I joke with her that when I call she seems to be attending funerals of friends or neighbors.  So my cards for her is to include some sympathy cards.  Here is the card that I made for the Monochromatic Challenge for "There She Goes".

Patterned Paper:  Making Memories, Crate
Cardstock:  DCWV, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  There She Goes - Dance
             Just Rite - Sympathy Nested Sentiments & Verses
Spellbinders:  Eyelet Circle, Small standard circle
Brad: Recollections
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Ink:  Memento, rich cocoa & black tuxedo

There She Goes - Monochromatic

Patterned Paper:  Jillibean, DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Kraftin' Kimmie - Gabrielle
            Verve - Kind Words
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
Spellbinders:  Large Petite Oval, Large Petite scalloped oval, Heart
Lace: Wrights
Bling:  Recollections

Kraftin' Kimmie - Bingo
(Die Cuts - Lace - Bling)

Can You Handle This - Navy, White, & Red

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Hopscotch
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Pixie Dust - My Little Lambs
Lace:  Wrights
Spellbinders:  Grand standard circle
Flowers:  Prima & Recollections

Pixie Dust:  Spring
Basic Grey - Easter/Spring
Cute Card Thursday - no text
Color Q

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Daffodils and snow

We actually had our daffodils starting to bloom, but then yesterday we had snow, hail, and sleet.  It was a yucky weather day.  I wonder what this will do to our blooming flowers.  It is predicted to only be around 50 degrees for Easter - let's just hope it won't snow.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine free digital download
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Sentiment:  Close to My Heart
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
Stamp:  Kenny K digital Brooklyn Babe
Stars:  Quic Kutz
Lace & Trim:  Wrights
Circle Punches:  EK Success

inside of card

Kenny K - Anything Goes
Colour Create:  Black, Pink & White
Bearly Mine - Inside and Out

Patterned Paper:  DCWV - Spring Pack
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections, DCWV - Spring Pack
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Baby and bunny
Flowers:  Prima
Button:  from stash

Mo's Challenges - Something New - Baby
Inkspirations color challenge

Patterned Paper:  Digital download Coreen Silke
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, DCWV - spring pack, Recollections
Stamp:  Karen's Doodles:  Bunny Boy
Sentiment:  free digital download
Spellbinders:  Small standard circl
Border punch:  Martha Stewart
Bling:  Paper studio

Karen's Doodles - Many Layers
Bugaboo - Easter

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Cards

Patterned Paper:  DCWV - Spring Pack
Cardstock:  DCWV- Spring Pack, Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Easter Bunny Girl
Sentiment:  Skipping Stones Gray Hares
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Spellbinder:  Small Standard Circle
Scallops:  Quic Kutz
White Thread & Baker's Twine
Ribbon: Offray
Flowers:  Recollections

Mojo 187
Bugaboo Easter
Catered Crop - Recipe
Do You Stack Up - Scallops

Patterned Paper:  DCWV - Floral Pack, Taj Mahal
Recollections:  Core-dinatons, Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Egg 4
Sentiment:  TLC
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Metal Bling:  Recollections
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts & Recolletions
Spellbinders:  Small Petite Oval, Small Scalloped Petite Oval

Bugaboo - Easter

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Karen's Doodles Challenge is for a Happy Birthday card.  I used the Bigsby Gift digital image and a free download of 15 to try to make it for a card for my son.  As I was saying before I am having difficulty coming up with the perfect birthday card for him.  I may give this card to my daughter to give to him for his birthday since I'm still not sure this is the one that I want to be from me.  I have a few more days.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV - Celebration
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Karen's Doodles - Bigsby Gift
Sentiment: free digital download
Spellbinders:  Large circle, large scalloped circle, Grand circle, Grand scalloped circle
Buttons:  Jo-Ann's Basics
Baker's Twine

Friday, April 15, 2011

Still not it

My son's birthday is next Friday and I'm still not feeling that this is the birthday card that I want for him.  I think this Bugaboo Sean is adorable, but not the "right" one.  Doesn't that just drive you nuts when you start with an idea, but then it just doesn't feel the way you want when it is completed.  Maybe I'm just trying too hard since he is in this difficult age of not being a kid, but not yet an adult.  Ugggh!

Patterned Paper:  Pebbles
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Bugaboo Brats Sean
Sentiment: Free digital download
Spellbinders:  Small & Large Petite Ovals, Large Petite Oval Scalloped
Circle Punches:  EK Success & Fiskars
Border Punch: Fiskars
Lace: Wrights
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts

Bugaboo 4 Layers
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Sketch

Spice It Up

Kenny K Challenge this week is to Spice It Up which I think is rather funny since many of the images are rather spicy by themselves.  So how do you do that?  I thought I would use a different color combination since many of the images use red for that hot look.  I found this color pattern that I thought would work.  I did her hair in a shade of orange for a more spicy look with an olive cowboy hat.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV Mariposa, Jillibean, SEI
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Recollections
Stamp:  Kenny K Cheyenne
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon:  Creative Expressions
Spellbinders:  Grand Circle Standard, Pennants

Kenny K - Spice It Up
CQC 80
Bugaboo - 4 or more layers

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Admitting to addiction

My husband did some grocery shopping a couple weeks ago and he bought some Jolly Time Blast O Butter popcorn to try.  Since he has cancer and has lost quite a bit of weight he needs the calories; however, the rest of us do not.  It tastes WONDERFUL and just like the movie popcorn!  My daughter and I are now addicted.  I find that I am buying several boxes each week at the grocery store.  It is so bad that my daughter went to school today with a baggie of green grapes and popcorn for snacks.  She popped the popcorn in the morning at 5:30 which I'm surprised didn't wake my husband up from the sound and the smell.  Next week I'll have to make her a card with the image I have from Karen's Doodles with the girl eating popcorn and put it in her backpack as a surprise. I feel like I went to confession, but I don't know that I will give up my addiction just yet.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV - Mariposa
Cardstock:  DCWV - Mariposa, Recollections, Bazzil, Core-dinations Glitter
Stamp:  Just Rite - 3 1/4 Birthday Celebrations
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
Spellbinders:  Small standard circle, small circle scalloped
Scallop:  Quic Kutz
Bakers Twine:  The Twinery - Cappuccino
Ribbon:  Michael's
White thread

Mojo 186
JUG-Head Happy Birthday Elise
Just Rite