Thursday, October 28, 2010

Falling for your New Baby


I made this card for my friend Kim. She needed a card for a baby shower and of course I had to help her out.
This image is from Mo's Digital Pencil. (Kia playing in the leaves) He is soooooo adorable!
The yo-yo flower in the bottom right corner was made by my Mom. She makes the most beautiful yo-yo quilts and this is from her "stash" of yo-yo's.
Paper: Cosmo Cricket-Sunrise and Bazzill Basics-Bitter Chocolate & Navel
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing folders-Swirls & distressed stripes, EK Success scallop punch, Spellbinders standard circles & Labels Three, liquid applique

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil....Have No Fun!

It's Digi Shack Showcase Wednesday!

















Time for a showcase show down again at The Digi Shack! Monkeys always seem to be in trouble and these little fellas are no exception. I think they have been up to no good!!
On the right side of my blog are some links to my Shack Sister's blogs. Check out the crafty creations they have come up with this week.

Paper: Sassafras Lass-Smooth Sailing, Bazzill Basics-Rain Forest, ,Navel & Red Devil

Accessories: Sizzix-Flower layers, Provo Craft-Monkey Die, QuicKutz-Flourish die & CuttleBug-Spots & Dots embossing folder

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Get Well Tea

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #35 - Anything But Square

I would like to send out a *~*BiG HAPpY BiRtHdAy*~* to our Sassy Boss Lady Cheryl! She is a wonderful person to design for and she makes the most amazing images. I am so lucky to be a part of your design team. Hope you have a FaBuLoUs day!


This week at Sassy Cheryl's our hostess with the mostest is Lily! She wants us to create something with Cheryl's adorable images and make it anything BUT square.
I was searching through my Cricut cartridges and found this adorable tea cup in "A Child's Year". Immediately I thought of this cutie of Cheryl's called "Sick Sally". Poor little Sally...she isn't feeling too well.
Come and join a fun group of gals who play along in our challenges every week for a chance to win a gift certificate to Cheryl's Shop AND a chance to be a guest designer for Sassy Cheryl's!!!Hope to see your creations soon!

Paper: My Mind's Eye-Classic "Everyday" Fresh Linen, AC Heavy Weight Cardstock-white, Bazzill Bassics-Rain

Accessories: Cricut-A Child's Year, Spellbinders-Labels One & Big Scalloped Circles, Stampin' Up-Scalloped punch, McGill-3" file tab punch, QuicKutz-Diamonds & Dots embossing folder, Marvy-liquid applique

Monday, October 25, 2010

Dino Boy!

Happy Birthday to my "Best Boy", "Buddy Bear", "JoBoo", "Mini Man"...
My son Jackson turns 12 tomorrow! One more year and he will be a teenager! Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday he was running around with his curly hair and dinosaurs. He and his dinosaurs were inseparable! When he was 3 my brother in law asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up and he told him, "I want to be a Paleontologist". I don't think he was expecting that answer, but that was just Jackson. He soaked up every bit of information he could find about dinosaurs like a sponge. That phase passed a couple years ago and I miss it so much. He actually had a dinosaur back pack in kindergarten. So when I saw this image from Mo's Digital Pencil I knew it was the image for him. He actually had a dinosaur back pack his first year of school. I am entering this card in Mo's Challenge this week for "Fall Colors".
**HaPpY BiRtHdAy JaCkSoN!!!** We love you Dino-Boy!



















Look at those curls!!!

























Now we have a Mohawk! Lol

























Papers: My Minds Eye-Stomp"Best Buddies" Dinosaurs, Bazzill Basics-Rain Forest & London Fog

Accessories: Spellbinders-Labels Tow & Standard Circles, MS Dinosaur punch w/Crystal lacquer, Around The Block-"My Boy" brad

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Celebrate the good things...

***** HaPpY BiRtHdAy MoM!! *****
You're the Greatest!!!!



I made this card for my Mom for her 67th Birthday a couple weeks ago. She collects hand bells and when I saw this image on Create With TLC I knew this was the image for her card. They have beautiful vintage images and sentiments.

Paper: BoBunny "St. Nick Mistletoe", Bazzill Basics "French Vanilla"
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 10, Stampin Up scallop border punch, Sizzix Butterfly #9, QuicKutz Diamonds & Dots embossing folder, Studio G sentiment stamp

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Anniversary Sale!!!


~*~*~*~*~ HaPpY AnNiVeRsArY!! ~*~*~*~*~


Just click HERE and check out the great sale Cheryl is having.



Made this card with my new Sassy Cheryl image today. The image is called "The Lover's Tree".

Paper: My Minds Eye "Quite Contrary", Bazzill Basics "French Vanilla", "Frosted Pink" & "Guacamole"
Accessories: CreativeMemories Heart punch, Cricut Hearts, Spellbinders Labels One

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Go Blue Devils!

It's Digi Shack Wednesday!!


Time to showcase a new image from The Digi Shack. This little devil was created by the very talented Brian Lock. You can purchase this digital image and many other cuties HERE.
I made this card for my sister-in-law who happens to be a DUKE FANATIC!!! "March Madness" takes on a whole new meaning with her. Hope your Blue Devils give em' hell this year Cami!!

Paper: The Paper Co.-Basketball, Basic Grey-Oh Baby! Boy, Bazzill Basics-Breaker Bay & AC Cardstock-white
Accessories: Marvy-1 1/2 in. circle punch, EK Success Border punch, Font-SF Collegiate

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cauldron Bubble

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #34 - Furry Friends


This week at Sassy Cheryl's our hostess with the mostest is Lily. She and I joined the Sassy Girls DT a few months ago. She wants us to create something crafty with one of Cheryl's "Furry Friends". I knew right away which image I was going to choose. The day Cheryl posted this cutie I was so excited. He is called "Wizard Bear". I teased Cheryl and said he will lovingly be known to me as "Beary Potter". (Sorry...BIG Harry Potter fan) Isn't he adorable? He is cookin' up some love potion #9!! Not sure who is gonna end up with this one. I may just keep it as a Halloween decoration. Who knows! Come join us for a FUN challenge. Cheryl has lots of furry friends to choose from, all equally adorable. You can get them HERE.

I am also entering this card in the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge this week. They are having a Halloween themed challenge.

Papers: Cloud 9 Design-Witches Brew Sparkle Evil Potion, Bazzill Basics-Bouquet & Navel
Accessories: Cricut-Happy Hauntings Cauldron & Potion bottle, Spellbinders-Standard Circle, Cuttlebug-Spots & Dots and Divine Swirl embossing folders and Beware die(skull & cross bones)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Delicious Low-Carb recipes

Today's post is not about me or my cards. I am posting to tell you all about my Sister's new Low-carb cooking blog. I am so glad she decided to do this. She is such an amazing cook and has taken the time to research & test/adjust these recipes so they not only taste good but are good for you. I have always teased her and refer to her as "Mrs. Cleaver" from the old T.V. show Leave It To Beaver. She is actually really good at a lot of things. She sews, builds furniture and is a fabulous Mother. (almost Grandmother) It seems like she has been all over the world with her husband and kids. Being a military family I guess there wasn't much choice. She has picked up bunches of recipes & cooking techniques in her travels. Check out her blog and try some new recipes for dinner this week. Mix it up a little!!
http://lowcarbanddelicious.blogspot.com/


That's my Sister there 3rd from the end. We were visiting in Colorado this summer. We had such a blast and it is sooooo beautiful there. We miss it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Have A "Berry" Happy Birthday!

Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge #52 - It's A Hop

This week Mo's Digital Pencil challenge theme for the hop is the rainbow -- all colors of the rainbow. I chose pink. I love pink! All shades of pink. I haven't been able to play in the Mo's challenge in quite a while and I barely made it in. Hopefully I can play again next week.
I used Mo's "Strawberry Girl" image and colored her with copic markers. She is just so adorable. The sentiment was made by my daughter.
I will be giving this card to my niece for her birthday later this month. This little sweetie reminds me of her when she was a little younder. She is a cutie patootie! (with a mind of her own) I love you Adain!

Paper: My Minds Eye-So Sophie & DCWV-Nursery Girl Glitter Strawberry
Accessories: Spellbinders-Standard circle, EK Success-ivy border punch, Sizzix-strawberry die

Snail Mail

It's Digi Shack Wednesday again! Time to showcase some images. You can also check out my Shack Sista's creations this week. They are listed to the right.




This poor little snail! *sigh* He looks so tired and discouraged. I had so much fun trying to make him feel better. I had a little help this week. I was stuck on what color to use for his mail bag and I couldn't decide on a sentiment. My blog friend Sarah "The Stressed Stamper" was also working on the same image this week and she colored her snail's bag red. I loved it and decided to make mine red also. Hope you don't mind Sarah, you inspired me. Lol My hubby and daughter helped me with the sentiment. He chose "Snail Mail" and said to share AIL between the two words. That's when my daughter and her pro computer skills came in. She set up the sentiment for me. (I told her she needed to teach me so I can do it again) Love the way it turned out!

Papers: Graphic 45-Jack and Jill, Cloud9Design-Outdoor Plaid
Accessories: Cuttlebug-Celebration stamp die, Cricut-envelope, Stampabilities-Paris Post Mark, EK Success-Stamp border punch, Crystal Lacquer

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Uptown Ghoul!

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #33 - Add Dimension




This week at Sassy Cheryl's our "Hostess with the Mostest" was Tracy. She asked us to add dimension to our creations. I am popping everything up and out!! I made this Halloween treat container for my niece. She comes knocking on my door every Halloween in the cutest costumes. Can't wait to see what she is gonna be this year.

I used Sassy Cheryl's image "The Frills". I think she was one of Cheryl's freebies for her Paper Craft Planet group. She is so cute and I have used her several times but never for Halloween. See how versatile Cheryl's images are!?
Come by and join us for this week's challenge. We would love to see what you have created with your Sassy Cheryl's images.

Paper: My Minds Eye-Halloween{Scary Sparkles} I used the "Diaper Fold" for this treat pocket.
Accessories: Spellbinders-Labels Three & Standard Circles, Creative Memories-Star Punch, Cuttlebug-Stars embossing folder & EK Success stars & moon punch.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

At Least It's Not Wrinkles...

It's Digi Shack Wednesday!!



This cutie is called "Spottie". He cracks me up! I love the expression on his face. I know he is in shock but it could definately be worse. Don't ya think?
You can get him and lots of other digis at The Digi Shack.
I made this card for my Brother's 45th Birthday today! I think he got a kick out of it.
HaPpY BiRtHdAy Mike. I love you and you always be older than me. HeeHeeHee!

Paper: Sassafras-Bungle Jungle & K&Co.-Zoo Kazoo
Accessories: Marvy circle punches & misc buttons

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

W.O.Y.W.W.

It's snooping time again! Pop on over to Julia's blog and see what your fellow crafters have on, in, around or under their work desks! There are some real surprises, beautiful art work and lovely paper creations out there just wanting to be seen. SO GET GOING!!!


So....this Wednesday finds my desk a big mish-mash of stuff. I have a couple images I am working with there on the white Georgia Pacific card stock. In the center of my mess is the lovely card my good friend Linda designed. Some of you may know her as "Turtle In The Sand" from her blog HERE. She has some adorable cards and some humor over there. You should check her out. She even has a dog driving a car!!! We did this tonight at our card club "Inky Digits". What an awesome group of ladies!!! So glad they let me join their little group. As a matter of fact the card on the right is the card I WON tonight. My friend Lisa made this one, she's so crafty!! I say her style is shabby chic and she does it well. There is also a cute little packet of candy corn another one of my lovely Inky Digited friends made. Denise brought us all a little something sweet for Halloween because she is a little something sweet too. Lol! Last but not least you can see my new EK Success punch. I used my 50% off coupon at our new AC Moore!!! (Where Susan, another one my Inky Digited friends works) It is right across the street from where I work. Boy am I in trouble!!! It's just one small crafty world out there. It's funny how we are all connected.

Oh Christmas Tree

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #32 - Paper Piecing




Tracy is our crafty hostess with the mostest this week for the Sassy Cheryl's blog challenge. She would like us to do some paper piecing. I am kinda new to paper piecing but I absolutely love it! I chose two images to work with this week; "Blanket Santa" & "Primitive Tree". This cute little Santa was screaming at me! His jammies and blankie are perfect for paper piecing. I had to give him some old fashioned jammies and a patchwork quilt. This card ended up "slightly" bigger than I had planned so I may just keep it for a Christmas decoration. Might cost a small fortune to mail it. Lol My hubby insisted I put another row of trees along the top, which I have to admit looks better. Love you honey!
Cheryl has the cutest Holiday images in her shop. It's never too early to start on those Christmas cards!

Paper: Bo Bunny-Tis' the Season, Scenic Route-Rockland, My Minds Eye-Tiny Dots(blue), Bazzill Basics-Rain & Rain Forest
Accessories: EK Success-Tree border punch, Ribbon Boutique-Holiday ribbon, MS-crystal coarse glitter, Marvy-White & brown liquid applique & Recollections-Christmas tree brad

Monday, October 04, 2010

One Lovely Blog Award!


I need to thank a special blog friend for being so sweet and thinking of me. My friend Sarah(TheStressed Stamper) from the UK honored me with this award! Can you believe it? She made my day. No better way to start a cloudy Monday. Thank you Sarah!
Now, I am supposed to pass this along to 15 other "Lovely Blogs". Check back with me later to see who I chose!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

The Witching Hour



I made this card for Split Coast's 300th sketch challenge! I used some scraps from my scrap box so I am not sure who the designers are. I do know that this adorable digi image is one of Sassy Cheryl's newest Halloween images. It is called "Witches spell school". The challenge is going on until Tuesday so check it out HERE.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day!!

I hope everyone had a chance to get crafty today. My Mom and I made cards all morning and celebrated with coffee and pastries! Yum!
I made this card for one of my daughter's friends for her 18th Birthday. I used one of favorite Sassy Cheryl images, it's perfect for Birthdays or July 4th. She draws the cutest cakes.



Paper: My Minds Eye-So Sophie, Imaginisce-Chatty Cake & Rhonna Farrer
Accesories: Spellbinders-Labels One, K&Co.-Party hat, Aqua tulle & misc. pink button