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Monday, May 31, 2010

Let the hopping begin

ETA: Happy Memorial Day to you all. A huge thanks to you and family if your military, thanks for all the sacrafices you make. I know its not easy having loved ones so far away and being moved all the time. I cant even imagine, all I can say is THANK YOU and may God continue to bless you and keep you and your familys safe.

Welcome if your following the hopping trail you should have arrived here via Katys spot.

I kept it simple and masculine, I dont think men want tons of goodies on their cards like us Ladies do. I thought I would create without ribbon GASP! I could have used my simple masculine knotted ribbon method. But theres only so much room on the card.

Wonderful Friend stamp set
Card pattern from WISHES called Simply Said Pg 17&79
Cardstock Garden Green, Brown Bag, Barn Red and Cocoa
Copper embellishments

Now continue on and visit Mistys spot

I am off to eat some Barbeque!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Hello, Hello, Hello!!

Can you hear the Target commercial playing in your ear?

You have know idea how happy Iam that friday is finally here, well maybe you do I have been kinda counting to the last day of school. Well today was offically the last day of school, I am off for a week and then I will work summer school for 4 weeks minimum days only. Summer school is so more relaxed than the regular school year. We just have lots of field trips and eat lots of good food. Now does it get any better than that.

I cant wait to sleep in tomorrow , I love to sleep in on saturdays. Actually I love to sleep in on any day I can , I just like to sleep!

Todays card is one I created for my Humbled Artist group. Every other month 10 very talented ladies take on the challenge given, (obviously we all dare to take the MISSION LOL) and create some outstanding, fabulous, marvelous, stunning cards. I will take some pics of the rest of the group and post this weekend so you can see with your own eyes.

The guidelines were to use...
A alphabet set
Have at least 8 layers on your card
Use 3 different embellishments
use a stamped image some where on your card
Use some type of embossing, dry or wet
Use 2-4 colors of cardstock from one of CTMH color families

As you can see I dry embossed with my Argyle template, I used the alphabet set called Chocolate, I stamped a flower from another set to be the period for my exclamation point, adding liquid glass and then prisma glitter. The flower looks like a epoxy sticker. I used 2 border stamps to create a different border on the Buttercup yellow and Crystal blue cardstock. Last I added my embellishments to each letter.

Enjoy your Friday night!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Happy Wednesday

Well remember when I said I had created a layout on Sunday, well I have created a layout everyday this week!!! I knew once I got started I wouldnt be able to stop and the ideas would keep coming. I am so excited to be back in the game!!

Only 2 more days until the end of the school year!

Heres a layout I did using my October Girls Loft kit. This is as it says the Man I Love. He always has the funniest look on his face, like I am disturbing him by taking his picture. This kick has me digging out pictures from 5 years ago that I have set aside to scrap. Hope you like! Remember you can click the photo to get a closer look.

Check out that Tim Holtz grundge board, so loving that product!

Off to bed, I am exhausted.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hello there

I have only 4 more days until vacation. I am not doing anything special, its just a week before summer school starts. I plan watching a ton of movies that I have on my watch list and scraping and stamping. One day I would like to go out to some spots here in my town where they frequently shoot videos and movies. One movie being Quinton Terrintinos KILL BILL, its the church. One of the video spots is a gas station and cafe. Doesnt that sound fun?!! I will have to bribe my kids, I will treat them to Sonics they love that place. I will of course post what ever good shots I get.

I am happy to tell you I have scrapped 2 layouts this weekend!!! Using my Girls Loft kits. These kits are unbeweavable totally worth the money.

Todays card was created using Taylors cupcake challenge sketch, so loving the end results. And I finished yesterday, usually I dont make the deadline.

I cut my giant flower using my spellbinders template, I have been using my sizzix and it requires alot of work I think I am going to have to invest in a new machine. I made a ribbon rose, really liking those babies!! and ribbon leaves. Ruffled some wide grograin ribbon and added some buttons!

Cardstock by CTMH
Desinger paper by My Minds Eye
Yellow & Green ribbon by Offray
Black ribbon misc Michaels $1 bin
Buttons by Foo-fa-la

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday treats

Well it is done, my son officially completed high school YEAH!! 1 down 1 to go!!

Hope your having a faulous saturday, its windy, windy, windy here. Its been that way all week, Iam so tire of it. You dare not curl your hair cute or attempt to light the grill you can forget it. Very few spring days for us.

Below you will find a sweet treat of a card. I used a stamp from one of Unitys kits and out of all the many stamps in the kit this was my favorite :) The sentiment came from another Unity kit. I used one of Taylors cupcake sketches #111.

Stamps by Unity
Border punches by Fiskars
Cardstock and buttons by CTMH
Designer paper by Dream Street papers

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hello Wednesday

Okay only 2 more days until my kid is done with High School :)))

I took the day off to hang out with the husband, breakfast and a movie!! Its a beautiful day, Iam taking my camera along.

Todays card was created for my mommy for Mothers Day, you have seen this sketch before and its now a Favorite. I placed a beautiful wide grograin ribbon on it and crinkled some flowers with a threaded button to finish it off. She loved it as much as I luved making it!

Until Friday my friends

Monday, May 17, 2010

Lots o Dots

Hello Blogger People!!

Its been a whole week since I last posted, some of you may have noticed;) I have several cards to share but I have literally been trying to figure out how to use my new watermark. I believe I made it WAY more complicated than it should have been. Well I take that back the istructions were very clear BUT some screens were just not opening like she said they would, I actually had to find them and one didnt show at all BUT I found out how to save it without that perticular window. Anywhoo I DID IT. Look at how cool it looks and for only $2, you know that I have been on the hunt for many months for a watermark. Now I will try to figure out how to save my new blog header in a jpeg. It looks really cool but blogger keeps rejecting it.

Okay enough rambling about nothing. I have only 4 days until my son is finished with high school, I think the only thing I wished to end quicker was my labor with this very son LOL. Come on Friday!!!

This awesome card (is that big headed of me) I actually REALLY like this card and think its simple but AWESOME!! The card showcases the May stamp of the month Cherish the Moments. So worth having in your collection, seriously it is!

I used the card pattern TOP VIEW from CTMH Wishes pattern book. I cut a 3 1/2 x 8 size card base in Honey. I added a piece of Cranberry piece of cardstock and layered it on the card base. I hand punched the circles using a circle punch and randomly placed them on top of the cranberry piece. I added the stamped image on top of a piece of black cardstock. I added 4 brads to the corners and adhered to the card. Last I added black grograin ribbon to the card wrapping a small piece of black and white ribbon to it. Final step a button threaded with white hemp. VOILA Oh yea a little bling rhinestone to mark the occasion.

Hope your week is amazing and happily enventful!!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My favorite tree

Unity is celebrating a anniversary, there are challenges going on this week. I thought I would join the FUN. This challenge was to use a bird or tree stamp, I absolutely LUV this tree. Doesnt it look so peaceful and inviting. I can picture this tree out in a grassy pasture, calling the young at heart to sit down in that swing and let go!! I always liked to swing when I was a little girl and couldnt wait to take my baby to the park to swing. I remember the day very well, I was pregnant with my second baby and Kalen was about 14 months old. We went to the park and together we went down the slide and did our share of swinging on the swing. I remember my sweet baby boys face, he luved it! The park was a favorite place to visit a couple of times a week with my boys!

ETA: Happy Cinco De Miayo ( that just doesnt look right)

I stamped the tree twice on colonial white cardstock, the second stamped image I then embossed with my spellbinder label. I popped the label off the card base in the exact spot on the 1st stamped image. I took a strip of blush cardstock and randomly stamped polka dots in blush ink. I embossed a strip of hollyhock cardstock with my EK success border punch. I then ruffled a strip of olive ribbon on top of the hollyhock strip. Last I took several hydrangea flowers I punched with my martha stewart punch and glued them to several branches on the tree.

I really liked the way it turned out, unfortunately with all my hhmm hhaawwing I missed the deadline to post to the boards for a chance to win.

Happy Wednesday to you, were almost done with this week:)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Clean and simple

Good morning to you!! Good Monday too!!!

Here are those cuties I said I had to share with you. AAHHH the simple, clean, crisp card. So quick and fun to make. This set (April stamp of the month) is just too much fun, its not too late to get your hands on one. If your interested I need to hear from you by wednesday via email.

Card #1 I simply embossed my label spellbinders nestibilitie, stamped the flower pot inside and colored. I added a little prisma glitter in the flower centers. I punched two holes to tie that GORGEOUS gingham ribbon in!!

Card #2 I embossed the houndstooth folder on white daisy cardstock. I cut out a spellbinder label stamped the flower pot, on a seperate piece of paper I stamped the flowers and cut them out, I popped the flowers off the label and popped the label off the card. I finished off the card by wrapping more GORGEOUS gingham ribbon around it!

Thank you for all the wonderful comments on my blog hop post, I deleted the original post and all the wonderful comments. I had to repost it BOOHOOO:(

Have a awesome week!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Lots to share!!!

The Summer catalog/idea book is HERE!! You can view the catalog on my website (just click the banner on the right)

New paper, my acrylix stamp sets, and accessories are sure to bring a smile to your face!! Some of your favorite accessories are reduced in price!!

Sweet Smiles, look at some of the goodies!!


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come back tomorrow I have some goodies to share!!