Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Fun!

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday! Just so you know every Sunday is my posting day at!
Hope you will head over and become a follower! Free Stamps are given away there :)
Here is the card I made for it today! Head over for more details!
Sunday's are also the day the new Challenge at Pile It On goes live. Since you have to "pile It On" I used this card as my Design Team example this week! Come play with us!

Don't forget about my Facebook Fan Page giveaway!
Sign up in the top right side bar!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Miss America!

FYI- Cheering on my friend Mallory at Miss America tonight :)
Good luck girl!!!

YoYoYo :)

No this is not my child :) I did not have a girl and not tell you :)  But she is the daughter of one of my bestest friends :) Her name is Marlee Klare and I adore her :) See that cute flower clip she is wearing? I made it for her last weekend during the sleepover :) I do love me some Amy Butler Fabric, Tulle, and bright buttons!!
Have a great Saturday! Kentucky is covered in a blanket of snow and it is beautiful! God's creations are amazing!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Tag me My Love :)

HI sweet friends! I got the itch to create soemthing with this new black and white damask paper I printed and this is what i came up with! Cute little tags, a set of 3, layered with ribbon, emobossed hearts, and a heat embossed LOVE stamp :) Love them! They are up for sale in my Etsy Shoppe now if you are interested by the way :) Also- clearing the few sets of handmade buttons I have left in the shop too! Like a buck fifty a set :) Enjoy!!!  (Cardstock:Bazzill, Stamp: Papertrey Ink, Black Ribbon: May Arts (got it from from DCRU), Red Ribbon: Stampin Up, Other: Felt)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Banner time!

Another cute banner to share with you today!! This is for a cute little girl and I had free reign to make it as cute as I wanted :) I sure hope they both like it!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Boy and Bridal Banners

Hey folks! Anyone out there looking for a super cute boy banner or a bridal/bachelorette banner? I have a boy banner coming up for my super sweet friend Amanda's lil boy Elan, but am wanting to do a couple more to be able to use as samples. I have a TON of girly banners I have done, but only a handful of boy ones! SO, if you have or know of someone looking for a great deal on a boy banner, let me know!! I will be giving a GREAT super low LIMITED TIME ONLY offer. It's a win win. I get to do cute boy banners and take pictures for my store and you get a super cool banner below retail price :) Email me or pass my email along!

Another fun challenge!

Hey all! It's another Wednesday and that means that the Weekly Challenge at Die Cuts R Us started yesterday!!! The theme is Ribbon! The DT all used May Arts ribbon that is available in the DCRU Store! I have several different "spools" of the ones sold there and love them! Here is my creation for the team. It is a gift card holder I made with a little paper sack. Hope you likes :) Have a fab day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My new wreath!!!

Hi everyone! Remember the other day I tol dyou I made a new Valentine's Day wreath for my front door? Well, here it is! I love it! It makes me happy to have pink on the outside of my house, LOL!!!! Hope you like it! AFter Vday I am going to hang it here in my studio!

Monday, January 25, 2010

2 Cute!

So, some exciting news to share today! I have accepted a position as Design Team Coordinator for a new stamp company! This is the perfect, low key, fun, and creative job for me :) ONE post a week on the DT blog, and I get to work with some GREAT cute stamps!! Today we launch the DT blog! We are giving away a free wooden stamp too!!!  Not to mention some free digis coming on the blog! Head over to 2 Cute Rubber Stamps to visit! Be sure to leave a comment and become a follower! You could win!!! Here is my sample for the DT launch! I used the 2 Cute Stamp Cowboy Kid which happens to fit my kiddo just right! (Sorry about the glare- I have been trying to get a decent pic for days, but the weather has been rainy and yucky and I haven't been able to!  I actually used this stamp in digital form so I could make it bigger for use on a scrapbook page!!!
There are some SUPER cute samples from the talented DT! I actually got the wonderful opportunity to hand pick these ladies and I know they will do FAB!!!!!
Love the Cuties!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Busy as a BEE!!

Please know that I have not fallen off the face of the Earth today :) I have just been swamped! I have been busy adjusting to adding Matthew's new martial arts schedule to our week, reorganizing my studio (i do this often! I will take pics and share soon!!!) and yesterday I had my hair changed back to a brunette :) (I change my hair color VERY often :0 It's fun :) LOL.
I also made an AWESOME valentine's day wreath  for my door!!!!
I love it! I will show you as soon as I download my pics!!!
Just wanted to say hello!!! Having a sleepover here tomorrow with some of my girls from high school and 6 of our kiddos!!!! Should be interesting!
Saturday we will spend shopping, eating, kiddy bowling, and jumping on inflatables! :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gettin' Sketchy :)

Yesterday was another challenge day day DCRU! We (The DT) made some awesome creations for you to see! This week it is a sketch challenge! I am not a huge fan of sketch challenges- just becuase I don't like limits :) So you will noticed that I flipped it around to suit me.  Sketches are just a starting point, I understand! I am working on it :)
Here is the card I made!

and here is the sketch:

Head over and play along! We'd love to have you join in!!!

So question for your crafty chics- do you like to work from sketches?? Please share!

Monday, January 18, 2010

New items in the shop!!!

Like the new banner???? I love it :)
Been crazy busy today! LOTS of great new stuff in the shoppe!!
Altered clips, clothespins, new bookmarks, new cupcake toppers, and more!!!
Been just a little busy adding these newbies and working on MORE new stuff to come!
I'd love for you to take a look (link below) and tell me your fav! :)
Here is a sneak peek :)

Going Postal....URGH :)

Hello Everyone! Happy Monday! When I started to make my bloggy rounds this morning I noticed I had won a $5 gift certificate to There She Goes from their challenge last week!!! 2 weeks in a row of winning something???? WOW!

Well, me and the post office are having rounds. I mailed an overnight package on Wednesday and they can't find it. Makes me SO MAD. Really, I can pay $19 to mail a package and you can't keep up with it??? It contained this:

beautiful princess name banner for a little girl's birthday party,
this happy birthday banner

and 40 princess cupcake toppers. The sad thing- her party was Saturday. I am so upset with the PO. The customer said they are going to use it for her best friend's party- I just hope the PO finds it and wish someone would answer their phone when I call!!! URGH!
A lil' frustrated. There is a large amount of insurance on it, and I will be fighting for every penny so I can make the proper refunds. Thank goodness for sweet customers who see where the problem is and don't blame it on you! Makes life easier!!!
Well, the facebook fan giveaway ended yesterday! Winner has been announced on the fan page! I think we will do another giveaway for the same type of prize pack! If I can reach 150 followers by February 20th, I am giving another away! All Facebook Fans are eligible!!! Spread the word!!
Also- welcome to the new followers! I have told everyone here before- I would love to return the favor! Please leave a link to your blog in the comments or email it to me!!
Busy, busy, and soe VERY COOL news to share soon :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010


It's Challenge Time! I created the following card for the challenges listed below!!!

Recipe: Cardstock (Stampin Up), PP (Fancy Pants), Ribbon (Cosmo Cricket), Markers (Copic Ciao), Crystal Effects (Stampin Up)


  • •ABC challenge: 'L is for LAYERING'
  • •Digital Tuesday Challenge: Emboss it

  • •Creative Inspirations: Distressing

  • •Incy Wincy Designs: Sweet Treats

  • •Your Next Stamp Challenge: Embossing

  • •The Pink Elephant: Birthday

  • •Crafty Creations: Textures

  • •Little Red Wagon: Polka Dots

  • •Sew Many Challenges: Anything Goes!

  • •Hand Full of Stamps: Polka Dots

  • •Charisma Cardz: Anything New
  • •Creative Inspirations Challenge #43 "New Year, New Products"

  • •Crafty Catz: A Birthday Card

  • Our Creative Corner- Blue & Green

Shew! :) I'll be back tonight to announce the winner of my Facebook Fan Giveaway! If you haven't signed up as a Fan on the right sidebar, you still have a little more time to be eligible!!! Good Luck!!!

Football & A winner :)

How about some winners?????
Well, the comment patrol has been out and about and with the help of has pin pointed
terriavidreader IN, USA
as the December Comment winner! (You have until tomorrow at midnight to contact me or I will draw another winner!!) Just goes to show- the more comments, the more chances :) Thanks to all of you for your support!
You still have time to enter the Facebook Fan giveaway, as I will be back tonight
after 8 EST to announce the winner!!
Just click the button on the right sidebar to join! I appreciate your support!
Have a great day and GO VIKINGS! :)
I've got my purplr Favre jersey all ready :)
I am a HUGE Brett Favre fan :) Love me some good ole country boy :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Last day to.....

Hello friends! Hope you are all doing well! It's been a long week here, but a good one! Don't forget that today is the last day to Become a Facebook Fan (on the right sidebar) and be eligible to win that super cool prize pack!!!! (I already have it packaged up and ready to hit the door as soon as the winner emails me their address!!! Also- I will be announcing the December comment patrol winners tomorrow as well!!!! Lots of winners! So be a facebook fan and keep the comments comig on the bloggy and I will keep dishing out the goods :))))) Enjoy this pic of a cusomt order for notecards for a lady. I just love the way they turned out!!! XoXo- SJ

Friday, January 15, 2010

Made with Love :)

Just sharing this card with you all today! Matthew had a "Aloha Beach Party" at school today! He wore swimming trunks over his sweats, a beachy shirt, his straw hat, lei, and more :) He ate ham and pineapple pizza, drank fruit punch, and enjoyed "sunning" on his beach towel. Just what you need on a chilly KY January day :) Thiscard was made with the January Card Kit from DCRU! Only a couple left if you are wanting one!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hi there :)

 When I saw this little stamp, i knew I had to have it. I just love the whimsical owls!!!    My recipe: Cardstock (Prism papers), PP (Pink Paislee) Owl Stamp (Stamping Bella), Sentiment (Papertrey Ink), Ribbon (May Arts), Candy Dots (Pebbles Inc.), Markers (Copic Ciao),  Cuttlebug & Embossing Folder  (Provo Craft), Dimensionals (Stampin Up). Crystal Effescts (Stampin Up)
DON'T forget to join my blog as a follower and as a Facebook fan on the top right!! Spread the word too if you can :) Someone will win a $25+ prize pack from the Facebook Fans on Sunday! AND if I reach 100 Facebook fans and 300 followers (only a few away from that!) , I will throw in another $25 prize pack! 2 winners!!
Thanks everyone!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


SO, what re the odds of me winning anythng cool? NONE. I always sign up for giveaways and think I have won one, ever :) Well Robyn at My Pink Stamper gave away the new Cricut Sweethearts Cartridge. 2, 140 people entered. I got an email and guess what- I won :) WOWZERS!!!! Great email to get! ANd a pick me up to a little stress :) Thanks Robyn and Provo Craft!

Scroll down for DCRU Card Post!

Challenge Day!

Today is challenge day at Die Cuts R Us! Today's challenge was to use left over scrapbook paper from Christmas and the holidays! I have SOOOO many scraps of every kind of paper, so this was easy peasy :) I am also entering this card into a challenge at Busy Little Hands :)  and at There She Goes as this is my first TSG stamp set!!
(Gwen is a DT member at DCRU with me :)
Gotta love it!!!
Head over and join us!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Vinyal fun!

Busy today! Lots of orders to get out the door! The cold is still around and the snow still on the ground and they are calling for more today. Matthew has a cough, probably from the snow time :) Yesterday was hubby's birthdya like I said, and after dinner and putting little one to bed I baked him 2 mega cookies and got him a glass of milk and we watched shows on DVR we had taped :) I love simple dates :) We have the best time just being together. So fun :)
Just remembered I had forgot to show this candy dish I made for my sister. She is a banker and always has little candy on her desk. This was one of $1 loaf pans from Michael's and I used my vinyl to make her a fun dish with her monogram :)  Vinyl is fun once you get the hang of it!!! Here is another post that more of my creations with vinyl I did earlier in case you missed it!!!

Don't forget to become a facebook fan of 62Cards! I would love to have all of you crafty friends as fans too!!! The link to the new page is on the top right of the blog!!! I am going to give away a prize pack valued at $25 to one lucky Facebook Fan!!!

Have a great one!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tag!- You are it!!!!

Don't you love having little tags handy??? I do!!! I just adore them and it's so nice to to see these little guys go into the trash as scraps!!! I have made several sets, including all Amy Butler tags and have them for sale in the Shoppe :)
Gotta love tags :)
Also, my girl Stacie has some blog candy going on until tomorrow! Check it out here! And don't forget to sign up as a facebook fan! Someone will win a $25 prize pack for doing so!!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Snow much fun :)

Today is the hubby's 28th birthday :) Just wanted to share a few pictures from the Kentucky snow :) We have had tons of fun in it!!! Don't forget to join the facebook fans page on the right to enter the drawing!!! Have a FAB day!

Walking out back :)

Checking it all out.

A few of the neighbors and our main drive :)

And going sledding for the first time! (This is Ellen, Matthew's GF :) one of my bestest! She was seet enough to bring one of her sleds over since every store in Louisville was sold out!
Growing up on a farm, sledding was a bit different! We went down hills that are not to be found in a city! When you go to the bottom, you waited for a four wheeler or three wheeler to pick you and your sled up and take you back to the top. Fun times!!! Dad always made sledding so much fun!! Mom always had hot chocolate waiting for us!

Card Kit Creations!!!

Hey lovelies!!! Back to share some fun cards with you today! All of these cards were made with the January Card Kit from DCRU! I seriously got 10 cards out of 1/2 of the kit!!! What a value! Crazy!!!  DCRU is also having a card kit challenge every month now! If you buy the kit, link up creations from the kit and have a chancce at winning the next months kit for FREE! How much fun is that!!! Read more about it here!!!!  Here are a couple more cards from the kit I made!!

Don't forget to become a facebook fan of 62Cards! I would love to have all of you crafty friends as fans too!!! The link to the new page is on the top right of the blog!!! I am going to give away a prize pack valued at $25 to one lucky Facebook Fan!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010


I now have a facebook fan page! Thanks to the suggestion of a super sweet client Kristin. Head over to the link on the right and join me :) I will be doing a super special drawing from those who join for a prize pack from me!!!! Thanks for your support!

Scroll down for today's crafty post!!

This Christmas I'll Be Home with Bells On :)

Hola My Crafty Chicas :) Don't think I shared this LO yet :) The challenge was to use a song as the title. Well, every year at Christmas my grandma BLARES Dolly singing " I'll Be Home With Bells On..." She cranks it up every time someone pulls in the drive. She then proceeds to sing, dance, and clap her hands for you :) Too cute. So, here is my LO :) Have a great one!!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New AC!!!!!!

AAAAHHHHH!!! I just got an email from my American Crafts Sales Rep and she let me have a sneak peek of all the new AC products being revealed at CHA!!!!! 450 new items!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST WAIT until you see the lines!!!!! I am head over heels over a few of these new papers too!!!!!!!!!! I SO wish Ic ould share, and as soon as I get the go ahead- I will share! Promise!!!!!!! Just HAD to tell you!!!

Stay Warm!!!

Happy day everyone! Well, we FINALLY got a a start on a big snow! We have had a couple dustings, but nothing that would amount to anything. Matthew is SO excited! I'll take some pics soon! KY snows are beautiful!!
Seems like growing up we had snow starting November and it lasted until after January. Crazy. This past November I was still in flip flops and going to the zoo.
I just realized that I hadn't shred with you all my DT project for DCRU this week! I usually have that post pre scheduled and with thrying to get all the DCRU post ready for the month, I neglected my own! OOPS!!! We are haveing a color combo challenge this week at DCRU! Join in HERE!!!! I made this cute little hot chocolate holder! I also did a tutorial on how to make it here. Stay warm out there!!! (I wish Starbucks delivered....)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Blogger Answers & Creative Memories :)

I have had several of you ask or comment about the 3 column blog. Well, I was told by a blog designer they would do it for $15. NOPE. I will figure it out myself!!! So, after reading up on it some, I found super great steps HERE at Blog Buster and I did it all myself and saved $15 :) Takes about 30 minutes to do alone or an hour to do with a three year old on your lap :) (AKA My situation :)
If you do it, let me know!! I'd love to see it!!

Also, if anyone is needing a FAB Creative Memories consultant, my friend Erin, mommy of 4 and super sweet girlie :), would love to help you out! She has been a consultant for a while, but I haven't ever mentioned it. Don't know why not! We go to church, MOMS group, Bible Study together and I she is bringing me a couple of the CM paper trimmers to look at. I've been eyeing a couple new ones, and I am trying to make a decision!!! Anyways- here is her website! Visit her and email her if you ever need anything!!!!
Have a great night everyone!!!!!

Change is good :)

No you are not going nuttty, I changed my blog around :) I made it a 3 column (which I am very proud to say I did myself :) and I am having a new header made. My new logo design is on my stickers and a lot of my packaging, so cohesion is key :) I am doing my best to SIMPLIFY my life! It feels good. My faith, family, and friends are my priorities followed by health and my business. So bear with me :)
Other happenings: I bought some super cute stamps from 7 gypsies on yesterday and cannot wait to get them! they are journaling stamps! I also bought some stamps from Skipping Stones Designs yesterday! So funny & cute! You will see a lot of them here!!!
Well, off to pack several orders (such a blessing to have a steady business) and create some new Valentine's items for the shoppe! I'll leave you with some crafty fun :) These are some invitations for a client in Texas. I made her banner, invites, toppers, and gift tags for her little girl's party! They were so random, bright, and fun!!!!
DON'T forget to scroll down to my other 2 posts from earlier!!!


It's that time of year!!!! The Die Cuts R Us Design Team is looking for a few GREAT people to join our team!!
Please read all the details HERE and good luck!!
Hip and Trendy Online Store, Die Cuts R Us, is looking for a few great Designers to add to our Design Team! We welcome all U.S. designers to apply.

Dates: Submissions in by January 25th, 2010

Announcement of team on blog January 31st

Term Date: February 1st, 2010 - August 1, 2010

Details: Open to US only. (Due to shipping)

For a great cause!!

Hello everyone! I just wanted to pass this along for those who have an abundance of Christmas cards! The ones you received, the ones you have left over, any!!! I thought you might want to know that St. Jude's Ranch encourages people to send their left over and old Christmas cards for the children to use to make decorations and recycle the cards to sell in future years as a fundraiser. Please pass this onto everyone you know.

Please send left over or old cards to:
St. Jude's Card Recycling
100 St. Jude Street
PO Box 60100
Bolder City, NV 89006

What a great way to give to a great cause AND recycle!!!!!
XoXo- Sammye Jo

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Initially Yours..... :)

Hey all!!! Just a little crafty fun to share today! This is part of a set I did for a client in December to give as co worker gifts. They were all different an oh so much fun!!!! Just wanted to share! Have a fab day!!

Some publishings to share!

Just wanted to share my project that is published in this month's Magazine! Go HERE to check it out! Be sure and look around's website too. There is a ton of inspiratioN!!!!

Also publsihed for Dec/Jan are two of my projects in the ezine- Ready Set Create.
There is such wonderful ideas at RSC. I subscribed to their pdf magazine and there were over 100 pages of ideas last issue. 145 I think! I can download, and keep them at my fingertips!!! Check out their blog here for more details!!!!

Enjoy a couple of the pics :)

Monday, January 4, 2010


Another card with a Skipping Stones Design Sketch!!! !Here is the sketch and here is my take! I did another sketch from SSD below this post! I hope to get the other 2 sketches done too!!! How much fun!!!!
I want some of the SSD stamps so badly!!!


So, I found a super fun blog called Inky Smiles (you should head over and follow her :) through my bloggy friend Kandi (Thanks Kandi! You rock!) Well, there was a sketch challenge and I just had to enter! There were 4 sketches to choose from. I picked this one and you see what I came up with!! There just aren't enough cute "boyish" cards out there!!! Thanks Erin for the great inspiration and chance!!!!

Great deal on some calendar blanks!!!

Well, January is EARLY so, there is still plenty of time to make a calendar for those you love. I am about to give you an amazing link where you can buy 8x8 blanks for only $3 each and the best part- they are already dated, bound, and thin enough so when you add your scrappiness to them, they aren't too bulky. I personally bought 8 of these from her and love them! I am planning to finish a couple for early Valentine's Day presents and already gave 2 away for Christmas! So if you need blanks! Go HERE!!! Jacque is wonderful adn I know you will love her too :)

You have seen the bottom one before, (this time I included Matthew's being a goofball :) but the top was for Dustin's grandma!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

DO You?? :)

Hey everyone! Hope you had a fab weekend. My sister and boyfriend-in-law (hehe) came to visit and watch the UK- Uof L game with us. GO CATS! :) I have had a killer headache today and had plans to visit a friend and her family, but until this headache goes away,  I am not going anywhere- bummer!

Wanted to share a little card I made using the NEW January Card Kit from
I just love this kit! I was so grateful when CLaudia the owner sent part of it to me to play with- 10 cards later (Yes, 10! from 1/2 a kit- I was still looking at a few things left over!! I can't wait to share with you a bunch more of them :)

Oh- and several asked about my "bubbles" on my wall in the last post- funny story. I bought them for like 7 bucks from Lakeside Collection about 3 years ago. They are plastic fish tanks you hang on the wall!!! Well, I had the bright idea I wanted to use them in Matthew's room one day. Well, hubby didn't share my vision, lol, and so when I moved my craft area into it's own room, I decided they would be perfect for random ribbon, trims, string, etc! Ans I was right! THey add such color, are fun to look at and so easy to grab off the wall, pick something I want, and use it! I mainly put scraps, things not on spools, those little spools, etc. in them. Fun, functional, and not for fish anymore :) Glad you all like them!

Have a fab week and we will see you back tomorrow!

Card entered into challenges at:
Creative Card Crew- ANything Goes
Charisma Cards- Celebrations
The PlayDate Cafe- Color Combo
Our Creative Corner- Clean & Simple
Crazy4Challenges- Polka Dot Fun
One Stop Craft Challenge:  Something that begins with B (Bling, Baby Pink, Blue ribbon, etc.)

Friday, January 1, 2010


So, a new year means a fresh start. I'm not too hip on resolutions, but I am a huge fan or organization, order, and lists :) I make lists of lists I need to make :) I write things on my list sometimes that I just got done doing just for the satisfaction of marking it off and feeling accomplished. (Weird I know, but oh well!!!)  So, when I needed to be creating yesterday, I was organizing and reorganizing the back station of my studio :) to the top is BEFORE and the bottom is AFTER.  I even reorganized one of my studio closets (the fabric closet will have to wait. Not that brave yet :)  I hooked up my new wireless 3 in one printer, got my new postage scale set up and my postage software installed.
I am proud of myself! My new Clip It Up is set up! Full, and oh so wonderful! I was one of those who thought, "That's a waste of money. I don't see the need." After I pulled out about 4 packages of the same rub ons, a couple packs of the same stickers, 2 sets of Eskimo Kisses Chipboard, and duplicates of much more, I realized that I now would be able to see everything I had and that it meant KNOWING what I had!!! 
And just in case you are looking for a Clip It Up- I saw that a Bundle is on sale at Archiver's this week. you get top and bottom tier, 8 different bags, and clips and save like $45 off buying it individually!
Also in this picture is my NEW picture organizer! Half off at Michaels!  ($16!)
SO, cheers to organization, knowing what I have, and USING it this year!!

Stamp Giveaway!

Happy New Year everyone! Let's kick it off right! I am giving away a Rubber Romance Stamp on our Design Team Blog! Head over to my tutorial today to leave a comment for a chance to win it!!
Good Luck!
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