Monday, May 31, 2010

FCCB Challenge Day!

Today is challenge day at Fantabulous Cricut! Today our challenge to you is to create something with a BABY theme :) You know I had to pull out the cute safari/jungle themed banner :)
I'm working on several more of these for orders! One says Ethan and one says It's a Boy! Should be fun! Hop on over and join in the fun!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Going Places...

Another LO to share this gorgeous weekend!
All materials from Imaginisce except the chip letters by CC (Nutmeg I beleive.)
have a great day ya'll!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Flip Flop Fun

First and most importantly- HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. This is much more than a long weekend. Thank you to all the men and women in the US Armed Forces who have protected my freedoms as a citizen. For those who have lost their lives, to protect us and our future. And thank you to their families who have supported them along the way. I am so proud to have a large number who have served in my family in all the branches.
Now for some crafty fun :)

Gotta love flip flops! And a flip flop birthday party sounds so much fun!  This was a custom order and it just put me in a summery mood :)
Be safe everyone!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

A little of this...a little of that...

Hi loves!
Hope those of you in the US are planning a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!
No big plans here, working on orders, packing/shipping, and lots of outside :)
My little guy has spent time with my parents and sister this week and they always have so much fun. I had these pics from a while back and got them scarpped last weekend!
I am loving the DeLovely from Cosmo Cricket. It was perfect for this!
Like my little  homemade flower? Recycled priority mail box, my cuttlebug, some spray paint, and a pretty brad and WAH-LAH the perfect embellie for this page :)
FYI- AlphaBenas on this page by Jillibean Soup, Bazzill Cardstock, and all the rest CC :)
Have a great day!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

my guy :)

Can you tell I got scrappy this weekend??? You haven't seen one banner all week :) LOL. (Don't worry, I have pics waiting for you :)
Here is another LO I did on Saturday and I just LOVE it. Simple. So me. And that cute little guy who happens to be my pride and joy has a lot to do with it too!!!!
The main paper is MME and I got it at DCRU for a FAB price, along with the Little Man Ribbon from CC. The yellow is Heatwave by CC, Alphabeans (Jillibean soup) Paper Whimsies (Sassafrass Lass)(On clearnace at TwoPeas last week :)
I just adore those big happy smiles you get that are not posed. 
Those are the best :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Abode and Marshmellows :)

Happy Wednesday everyone!
More Layout LOVE this morning :) These PP's are from teh Abode Line from American Crafts.  The title is Bo Bunny (Brown), Making Memories (felt), and Cosmo Cricket's Tinty Type at teh bottom! The cute little smore friends are from the cardstock sticker sheets from the Mr. Campy collection by CC too :)
I dig tiny type :) You dig? :)
Have a fab day!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lil Robots and a Challenge!

Challenge Day at A Crafty Little Place by DCRU!
We all used the Lil' Robots Collection by My Mind's Eye!
The sketch that we all used was Claudia's first!
Here is my take!
Here are some FAB items you can get at DCRU:

Head over and play along :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Little Yellow Bicycle Fun :)

Hey everyone! Got some FAB scrappy time in with my sister/mom/and adopted mom on Saturday! Made some new scrappy friends too!! :) (HI!) So, just a couple LO's to show you and you'll have to wait for the rest! :) (I'll be prescheduling most of my post this week. Hubby is having a 3 day epidural that started this morning at 6 am and the next 2 days at 6 am, so little sleep, lots of hospital time, and prescheduled posts :) LOL
Me and the sister :)

and Matthew with my parents...AKA Nana and Papa :)

All Little Yellow Bicycle products FYI!
Hope you had a great weekend!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Card :)

Wanted to share this card I made the other day. I have been so busy with orders for bridal and birthdays that I haven't gotten to do any personal crafts or scrapping. I HAD to take a break for a few mintues the other day and use this ADORABLE stamp set by Fiskars I purchased  from Paper Garden. Cute store by the way!
I did my "scrunchie ribbon thing :)" with the ribbon (May Arts) I picked up at DCRU along with the Cuttlebug embossing folder and BG Half Pearls!
Off to Cave City today to see my family! A fun scrappy day with my mom, sister, and adopted mom :) tomorrow! WOOHOO!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Crafty Scrappers LO

It's the 2nd Crafty Scrappers Challenge at A Crafty Little Place by DCRU!
Head over to see the sketch that inspired this Layout using
the Kioshi Collection by Basic Grey!
This was my sister and our boys at a Kenny Chesney concert in Nashville July 4th 2 years ago. We had seats right on the Titans field and it was like 103 degrees. After a 7 hours concert, we were TIRED!!!!! lol
And take a good look, that is as short as my hair ever was!!!!
Get your Kioshi Here!
Come play along with us!!! Someone will win a gift card this week!!

Don't forget about my giveaway going on!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Giveaway Fun!!!

As promised- another giveaway!! (If you missed the winner's post from the last few giveaways, you may want to scroll down and look for your name :)
As I continue with the spring cleaning (yes, I know it is summer though :) of my studio space, I have more to giveaway!
These items include:
Peebles Inc Rub Ons
American Craft Stickers
American Crafts Ribbon
All of these are BRAND NEW and were given to me from American Crafts. Bunches of them! And they are so fun! I will just never use all of them!!! So, if you want to win, there are only 2 things you have to do!- Leave a comment saying what you would pick from the 3 and make sure you are a follower on the right!
I will pick several winners :) If you would like to be sweet and spread the word, I would appreciate that, but you don't have to do so to be entered!
And yes, you can enter even if you have won prizes here recently :)
So, thank you for following and commenting here on my little creative outlet. You mean so much to me and giving away a few things is the least I can do for the inspiration you give me :)

Winner Wednesday!!!

SO, I think I will start announcing all my winners of giveaways on Wednesdays! I just like saying "WINNER WEDNESDAY" :)
Now here are the winners of my latest challenges! Congrats to you and thanks to everyone else for trying to win! The newest blog giveaway will be posted this afternoon :) AND a new FACEBOOK FAN giveaway will be posted today too! Make sure to join in both, just by leaving a comment!!! (Link to FB is on the right of the blog!)
The fine print:
1) You have ONE WEEK from today to email me at with your shipping address or another winner will be picked.  2) Just so you know- all winners are randomly picked using to be fair!

GWEN from Busy Little Hands

(I am going to give away to 3 people instead of 2!)

Angela from A Mama's Two Cents Worth-  Cupcake Toppers
Kelly Irene- Cupcake Toppers
Julie Tucker-Wolek- Set of Cards

Also- for everyone- there is a FREE downloadable digi stamp from 2Cute Rubber Stamps that you can get HERE. There is also a challenge going on and one random participant will win a FREE rubber stamp!

Congrats to everyone and thank YOU so much for all your comments and support!!!
I love reading every single one!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Nautical Boy Banner

Girly banners are easy. Pink, tulle, purple, glitter, etc....
But BOY banners....
I do enjoy making them. Maybe because I have a little boy and I see how much he loves his banner with his name. He loves to spell his name and point to the letters on the banner as he does it! Here is a custom order for a baby shower. Kim sent me the invite, a nautical theme, and I was able to match it perfectly :)
So, what are your favorite boy color combos????
Have a fab day!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

A few questions :)

It's really a small world, ya know.  I know Meghann through my cousin Melissa. M&M are the bestest of buddies and I probably know more about Meghan than she knows I know! All good of course. Well, how delightfully elated I was to find out Meghann was a crazy fab scrapbooker! Really! She is the Guest Designer this month at Sketchy Thursdays! Although she calls New Orleans home now, she bleeds blue from the good ole KY :) So basically, we are BFF's because of this :)
She tagged me in this cute question game. I know I don't usually post this stuff, but it was fun....and it's my blog and I wanted to!!! LOL.

1. If you could own any car, regardless of cost, what would it be? I am pretty fond of my hummer, but don't think I would turn down a brand new masarati :) Just b/c I don't know of anyone with one :)

2. If you could spend an hour with any person in the world, living or dead, who would you spend it with? My brother. I miss him and can't believe it's been 4 years since his death. I would spend the time tellin ghim how much I loved him and catching him up on my little guy who he never met. love you Matt and miss you so much!

3. What color is your living room? like 4 different ralph lauren browns!! lots of green mixed around and black frames and shelves :)

4. What vacations/trips do you have planned for the summer?  heading to Dallas in July with my mom, tot, and sister for a few days and to CHA in Chicago with Amanda!!! Then my family cruises in January :) It's great to come home in winter with a tan and pretty toes :)

5. What is your favorite flower? gerbera daisies :) They make me smile :)

6. Chocolate or vanilla? white chocolate mocha :)

7. What person do you think knows you best in the world? Ashleigh. My BFF from college.  and Heather my first 'real' friend in Losuiville :)

8. Do you have a laid-back or keyed-up personality? are we talking about me???? LOL!!!

9. What goal do you want to accomplish this year? running a 1/2 marathon in Virginia Beach in Septemeber! getting excited!

10. What is the best photo you've ever taken? If you can, share it! Here is one of my favs :) He just looks so happy from the inside out! Love this little guy!!
Your turn! I am supposed to pick people and such, but I want to pick all of you! So if you want to play along, here are your 7 questions! Be sure and leave me a comment saying you are playing so I can come see!!! xoxo-sj

1. What did you want to be when you were little?
2. If you could travel at will....where would be the first place you would go?
3. What is your favorite charity or non profit organization?
4. Where is your favorite place online to buy crafty supplies?
5. Have a pet peave? Share!
6.  What's one thing you would change in your house if you could snap and it be done?
7. What was the theme of your high school prom???

Excited to read yours!!!

Bags and Boxes Bonanza at FCCB!

Fantabulous Cricut

It's another challenge day at FCCB! Today is Bags & Boxes Bonanza and we had to include the color black!
I had to make some end of school year thank you gifts for a friend to give her daughter's teachers. Well, the school colors are black and gold, PERFECT for this challenge as well! You have to love killing 2 birds with one stone :) (I just realized how bad that expression is, LOL! Sorry!)
These are cut from the Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cart that I LOVE!
Come play along with us at FCCB!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

HIATUS.......sort of :)

After placing orders this week from American Crafts (wholesale, got some more albums while they were having a sale and more adhesive refills along with some other goodies!), A Cherry On Top, Two Peas in a Bucket, Oh My Crafts, DCRU,, and as of last night the May Papertrey Ink release.....I am on a buying hiatus. (I did hit up the LSS yesterday and visited archivers last week too....) .......
Until Next weekend when I go to a Saturday crop in my hometown to celebrate my sisters bday.  (On site Stucio Calico, LYB, Imaginisce, Purple Cow, CoreDinatiosn, etc...ouch....) LOL. To my defense though, I did buy a lot of it for my sister's birthday gifts and several were for orders for the store! She get s a big reusable bag from Archiver's (Which I got "free" with a $20 purchase) filled with new papers, adhesive refills, a big marvy punch, stickers, paper packs, etc. She is going to love it! Not to mention a FAB pair of monogrammed flip flops :) (More on these later :)
Seriously though. There isn't a ton coming out righ tnow since CHA is right around the corner, so I am going to QUIT spending and save for my CHA trip.... which is sure to be dangerous!
SO, I AM PLEADGING TO BE GOOD AND NOT TO BU YANYTHING NEXT WEEK.....until Saturday. :) Progress over perfection folks!

Off to work on orders. I asked one of Matthew's favorite babysitters to come play with him for a bit this morning so I could get some work done. That way I can get caught up on house work and orders and then have the afternoon to play! Taking him the the BBC's spectacular "Walking With Dinosaurs" tomorrow afternoon!!!! He is excited!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Banner and they just see mom!

Hi all! Another high chair banner today :)  I enjoyed mani/pedi's yesterday while Matthew was in preschool. My mother's Day treat to her! Her gift to me: A big ole box of new tulle I had wanted :) All the colors from my wish list! You guys know I love tulle!!!!  After, Dust had some doctors appointments and after 4 additional prescraiptions, we were home. Mom helped me fill orders for a bit (GOD BLESS HER) lol.  AND I saw a post a few minutes ago that really touched me! Julie posted a layout talking abou thow her kiddos "Just See Mom". I LOVE it. I cannot wait to do one like that!!! Scrap Lift City Julie :) Isn't it true though?! Matthew can look at me in mix matched pj's, no make up, hair up in some kind of messy contraption, no tan, and he STILL loves me and has no idea mom isn't "fit" to go out of the house or have contact with another human without a shower first. :) He wouldn't care if we hit the zoo or mall like that!!! LOL. You have to love the way your children look at you....They Just see mom. Their mom. and they love their mom...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

2 Cute Card and a Free Digi!

The 3rd Challenge at 2 Cute Rubber Stamps starts today! Everyone has access to 2 free digis! Stop and get yours! Here is the card I made by printing the gidi twice- once on Kraft and once on PP. I used my exacto to cut him out, added a popdot and put him on the PP one! Then I used my Smooches to color. I got to use up some fun scraps too!
The play stamp is from Unity :)  ANd this is my 2nd post of the day, so scroll on down :)

1st birthday decor

Tired of banners and cupcake toppers yet? If I could get caught up with all the orders, I might be able to make something else to show you, LOL!!!
More from the birthday party set from yesterday :)
Seriously one of my FAV sets to ever make!!
and toppers...
Thanks you guys for stopping by!
I am so blessed with FAB followers!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Firetruck Birthday!

Happ Hump Day. I have a FAB dinner date tonight with 2 amazing sororuty sisters. Seriously, these 2 woman amaze me everytime I get together with them. Love them! (Matthew does too :)
New banner today :)
and cupcake toppers to match!
These were for a super sweet client! I love working with
her on all her parties :) Thanks Kim!!! :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Welcome to 62Cards ( I am Sammye Jo! :) and the "Fantabulous Cricut Crawl"...our version of a progressive blog hop!

Fantabulous Cricut

If you've come from Robin's blog you're in the right place!
If you've just happened across my blog & would like to play along with Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, START HERE  LOTS of great prizes!!!  For our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, each Design Team member will be featuring a specific element related to using your Cricut. There will be a wide variety of techniques and elements that will be featured so make sure to check out each DT member's blog! There will be prizes along the way AND there will be a grand prize for the participant that incorporates the most featured elements on ONE project!!!

The element I've chose to feature for the crawl is...
Inking/drawing on die cuts!
Sure, die cuts are super cute right when they are cut, but adding ink, Stickles, glitter, White Pen, Smooches, jewels, pearls, etc to them just enhance their cuteness :)
Here are a couple more samples!

Now,  if you incorporate my element into your creation, you will be entered to win my PRIZE!
I just happened to snag a great one at and I will be giving it away to someone who uses my element on your project!
While you are here, I would LOVE to have you join my blog as a follower! Just click the button on the right! I love giving away things :) ( be share to share this crawl and prizes with your friends on your blog!!)
Now it's your turn! See if you can use (your featured element) on a project!

Now onto the fabulous Sharon's blog! And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!
Make sure and leave me a comment here if you use my element!!!

Happy Crawling!
And for my regular readers who may not participate, leave me a comment anyways :) HINT HINT, LOL

Challenge Day at A Crafty Little Place

It's another Tuesday challenge at A Little Crafty Place by DCRU!

Head over to see the sketch that inspired this simple card using Dear Lizzy!

Come on over and join in the fun!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mom & Me

Happy Mother's Day!
Layout from the swap last year . My sister, Mom, Me, and Monkey :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Giveaway Day!

Happy day everyone!!!
Don't forget to check yesterday's post for the link for a fab giveaway from Andrea!
In the spirit of spring/summer cleaning,
I have some cupcake toppers I want to giveaway!!!!
Some butterfly toppers, some jungle ones, and a package or 2 of handmade cards that I have been hanging on to! Have to make room for more!!!
So, if you would like to win any of these, leave a comment and I will choose a winner on Sunday!
Happy Mother's Day Weekend everyone!
And a quick pic of my little guy yesterday. This is his "tough guy" look!
I love that he has aviators that match mine!!! :) LOL.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Giveaway Days

Guess what? I feel a giveaway coming on :)
Check tomorrow back tomorrow for more details!
In need of a giveaway today too??? Check my SuPeR DuPeR cute crafty friend Andrea's blog :) Awesome giveaway going on! Tell her I sent you :) (Might get you brownie points! LOL)
Have a fabulous evening!
(Just wanted to give you some flowers for being fab :) These are the ones my mom, dad, and sister sent me back in February when I had my MRI. Sure made my day :)

Crafty Scrappers at A Crafty Little Place by DCRU

I know by now you already know that DCRU DT blog has moved to A Crafty Little Place By DCRU, BUT there are now going to be 2 challenges a month for scrappers! I am going to be designing for the Scrappers too :) FUN!
This week we start things off with a great sketch and the LUSH Collection by MME!
Here is my take on it :)
Hubby and I at Churchill Downs :)
Here are the list of FAB products you can get at DCRU!

Come on over and join us in the fun :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Highchair banners!

NEW in the shoppe! Highchaor Banners :) They read "I AM 1!" SO wish I had one for all those cute first birthdya pictures :) It's only about a foot nad a half long, so perfect for the front of the tray :) Have a blessed day!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Update and Prayers for Nashville!

Hey everyone. Long day and no crafting yesterday or today really. had to take Matthew to the ER yesterday afternoon. Something wasn't right when he woke up, (You know that "MOM" feeling you get when you look at your little one and know something is up, proof of it visible or not????) so I had that "MOM" feeling. Sure enough 3 hours later a fever came on. After I got it down, he played, all was well, no other symptoms of anything else, etc. Then about 5 fever came back, meds didn't help and when it hit 106.1 from 102 in about 10 minutes of time- out the door I went, limp baby in my arms.
I am not a "freak out" mom. I really think one of the biggest lessons I learned from losing my little brother was to always put things in perspective. I don't freak. I deal with the situation at hand rationally. It is what it is. Deal with it. Know that this happened for a reason and handle it. :)
Several hours in the ER later, just a virus. We got the fever under control and when he asked to watch the Weather Channel, I knew he was better :)
(Yes, he LOVES the weather channel! He watches it with my dad and is fascinated with storms and tornado talk:) Long night, but MUCH better by this afternoon. Hoping the fever is all, and nothing else comes of it :)
Matthew NEVER gets sick (knock on wood). Seriously. His FIRST sickness of any kind was at 8 months old. a Virus.  He is 3 1/2 and after yesterday, his sicknesses total 3.  2 Viral, 1 ear infection. Other than allergies or a slight cold, NADA.
Lucky, I know. I really contribute this to a few things.
Number 1- I nursed for 11 1/2 months and wouldn't have changed that for the world. It was the right decision for ME and our family. It was weird b/c my mom couldn't and my MIL didn't, so it was a *new* experience for many in the family :) But they, and especially my husband, are TRUE believers in the benefits now :)
2- He has never been in daycare (I am so THANKFUL to have the opportunity to be home with him now. For the first 18 months, I worked publicly and was SO fortunate to have the opportunity to bring him to work with me and keep him in the office with me all day! Exersaucer, swing, and all! There was only one other person in there all day and SHE is FAB and loved/loves him like he is her own!!!). He did attend Mom's Day Out at my church last year 1-2 mornings a week and is in Preschool at our church this year 3 mornings a week.
 Number 3- Nutrition. I am that nutty mom who watches what he eats (I buy organic snacks, cereals, milk, peanut butter, etc), knows what is in the things he does eat, and all the diligence in teaching him healthy eating habits.  It makes me so proud after dinner when he gets to pick his dessert from a  big bin and he choose one small Hershey's, or a fruit roll up, and never asks for more or complains. Don't get me wrong, he still gets plenty of sugar, snacks, and southern cooked food when he spends time with my family, LOL, and we still go to McDonalds for chicken nuggets, but in MODERATION. I feel that if I can teach him that even the not so healthy foods in life are there and we can have them in moderation, then I have done a good job in that area :)
Number 4- Lots of prayers :) I pray prayers of protection for my little monkey every night. I know how lucky I am that God picked me to be his mother. 

SO,  for those of you who have "listened" to me ramble on, thank you :) I consider many of you close friends, those I know personally and those I talk to constantly in the bloggy world :) Oh and ONE last thing...
My prayers are with all those who have been affected by the floods. I lived and worked in Nashville for almost 2 years before getting married and moving to Louisville. The pics/videos/ stories of what is going on in those parts, filled with so many of my dear friends, former co workers, and their families, are so very scary and sad. PLEASE know that I am PRAYING for each of you!!! Much love!
Blessings on this wonderful day! Love you!

Monday, May 3, 2010


A princess banner :)
Little girls make me smile all dressed up as a princess :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010


EEK! Made this last night and  I LOVE it :)
I seriously LOVE the Create a Critter cart :)
Hope you like it!
Sorry about the lighting! With all the rain we have had, I had to take this indoors and we all know how unforgiving inside light can be :)
Thankful for the rain, but ready for some sunshine :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

My little Derby winner and a LO!

Happy DERBY day everyone!
Derby time is a great time to be a Kentuckian!
Louisville has been a buzz for weeks now, and the who's who of everyone are upon our town today! Very cool :) I wanted to share  apicture of my little guy who won his preschool class derby on Thursday :) (All schools are closed here on Friday b/c it was the Oaks races :) It's a holiday! From parades, festivals, and so much more!!!
He was so proud!!!
And here, deep in thought :)
ANd here is a Layout I made using the Garden Variety by Cosmo Cricket!!!
Love this collection :)

Have a blessed day!!!

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