Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ever had one of these?

Ever made a card and you know it needs something else and you just can't figure it out?? That was me on this one. I refused to use ribbon, because I have used ribbon everywhere as of late! The die, both the window and the scalloped border are NEW Papertry Ink Dies! Yep, carrying their own now and they are great! Much like the Spellbinders dies and cut through felt, chip, etc. Loving them! I bought them all :)
The PP (which I got with my Unity kit, so I don't know who it is by) on this card is raised upon dimensionals and the border set on the inside is made to go along with the dies from PTI. The coordinating stamps for the dies are only 5 bucks! You get the border and some sentiments! Perfect! The sentiment in this one os from PTI's Mega Mixed Messages. My GO TO set for sentiments!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Preschool vis Dear Lizzy :)

So I am SUPER pumped. My big ole box from American Crafts will be here today with all my goodies I ordered from them! Including the Dear Lizzy :) (Oh how I love thee :)
And even though I had the order on it;s way to me, I could not resist buying just a couple sheets and the stamps while in the craft store :) (Instant Gratification :)
So, I made this layout when I got home. I am determined to use this line with tons of pics even though I have a little boy. I have heard several comments on how people love it, but think it is too girly for their boys. I WILL prove you wrong :)
Here is the first LO with it. The border around my stamped image is AC, but from the Letterbox Collection :) The big yellow flower was one I took apart from some fake flowers I had.  I did my journaling in the cloud and loved it :)
You can't see it, but I added the year on the banner hanging from the trees!
Stay tuned for more boy fun with Dear Lizzy and me :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

So, Kim Crawford had a great card on the Moxie Fab blog that the Super Fab Cathy used for the Tuesday Trigger. I loved the yellow she used! So, here is my take on the TT! I really could use a little sunshine here in KY. The flip flops are begging me to be worn :) Oh the bottom pic is another angle so you can see the detail of the ribbon!
Cardstock: White (PTI), Ribbon: Yellow (Michaels), Bermuda Bay (SU), Stamp: Mega Mixed Messages (PTI), Border Punch: Stampin' Up, Pearls: Opaline (Basic Grey), Ink: Bermuda Bay (SU)

Thanks for looking :)

Thank You- Moxie Fab Style :)

So, as the weather was warming here in the Bluegrass, but it decided to snow again today :) That's KY for you! I'm ready for some sunshine, the Derby, and warmness :)
Anyways, I am joining in the Moxie Fab Fun this week and this is my Thank You card. The inside reads, "Thank You Crafty Friend!" Everything you see is Papertrey Ink, except the Markers (Copic) and Crystal Effects (SU).
ANd a picture of the cute stamped/colored/covred buttons without the "glass jar" glare :)

Off to work on the other entries! So, you may see more posts from me today!
(Because it's too cold to venture out in my beloved flip flops :) So, I think I'll stamp :)

Banner Bonanza :)

The weather has been warming up here some in KY. However, they are calling for more snow, so I am trying to enjoy the 40's while I can! I love all the seasons, but I adore my flip flops. If I wasn't afraid of frost bite, I'd wear them in snow. :)
This cheerful goodness, makes me smile too :) The blank banner is going to be used to place pictures from newborn to 1 to hang at her party! I cannot wait to see the pictures her mom is going to send :) I'll be sure to share!! This was a super fun custom order for me! I love bright and fun! But you already knew that :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Valentine's Day Leftovers!!!

Challenge day for the DT at DCRU. Valentine's Day leftovers. I used the Be Mine collection from MME.  Ribbon is May Arts, available at DCRU.
Stamp Set is from Skipping Stones Designs, Healing Wings. I love it!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Layout Fun

Long time no Layout :) I seem to scrap for a while, then make cards for a while, and the repeat :) So, here is a double LO I made the other night! I loved using my gypsy to get teh letters just how I wanted, used my Cricut markers to draw on the paper, then colored the letters in with my Copics. Fun times!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Enjoy the Moment!

Hey everyone! Hope you are having  agreat start to your week! Here is a card I made for today's spot at 2 Cute Rubber Stamps! Head over and visit for more details!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Purple Cuteness :)

Happy Saturday everyone! Just had to share this cuteness with you today :)
I had a custom order last week for a petite banner to be used at a baby shower. The mom is having twin girls and the lady throwing the party wanted to be able to use it at the shower and then be able to give it to the mom for the nursery. I loved the purples!!! I am busy working on a few boy banners, some new party decorations, new cards, and some cute new gifts!! So excited! Blessings to you all! (OH- and the facebook fan prize pack winner will be announced tomorrow on the fan page! You can join on the top right if you haven't already!!!)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Another Wreath :)

I made another wreath last weekend. It went into my sister's valentine gift bag :) Her bathroom is red and brown :) I am making a fun bright summery one for my front door very soon!!!! :)  Remember to become a facebook fan on the right!
Winner of the prize pack announced on Sunday!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

This just in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, there are 3 NEW Cricut carts coming out in April I am loving! Just Because Cards (Can't wait)!!!, Preserves (think recipe cards and such, and Give  a Hoot!! (Some great images!!! ) So PUMPED!!! And guess what came in the mail today????- My NEW goodies from Papertrey Ink!!! New dies, stamp sets, and more!!! Can't wait to play!
(It will have to wait until after the lil one's martial arts class tonight and a steak dinner for my hubby :)
I have the NEW DEAR LIZZY LINE from American Crafts coming :)
 I ordered most of it from AC and got word it is shipping tomorrow or Monday!! I will be having agiveaway to celebrate AND I will have a lot of it  available to buy in my store for MUCH LESS than the store :) along with some Dear Lizzy themed Kits in my store! The papers and embellies will be paired with some other great things, including a chipboard album to give you a ready-to-go kit!!! You will love it! (At least I will :) LOL!!
Have a great day everyone!

Happy Crabby!!!!

Hi All!!! I am back from a GREAT visit with my parents, grandparents, sister, etc. I worked CRAZY hard yesterday rearraniging my mom's store (she owns a Baby and Gift Boutique :) not to mention changing from winter to spring clothing in there! SHEW!
T-I-R-E-D :)
I have missed all you FAB peeps!! Don't forget that I am giving away a PRIZE PACK to a LUCKY FACEBOOK FAN! Winner announced Sunday! So, go tot he link on the right and join if you haven't already!
So, guess what? I know where you can get a FREE digi stamp today that will warm you up?! It's called Happy Crabby and the details are here!!!
Today begins the challenges at 2 Cute Rubber Stamps! Someone will win FREE RUBBAH!!! Gotta love free stamps!!!
Here is my creation for the challenge. This will be perfect to attach to attach to a super fun gift for my sister. A sand pail full of lotion, sunblock, chapstick, sun tea mix, and more!! Love it! Come join in!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

No Patterned Paper-- and how I made this card :)

Well, the challenge today at DCRU DT BLOG is no patterned paper! Well, Just because I can use PP doesn't mean I can't give cardstock the look of it :) (I do bend rules, I know :) The cardstock we used today is from Prism Papers, available at DCRU.
Supplies Used :
Cardstock: (Prism Papers) Stamps: Fun -(American Crafts) Tools- CuttleBug & Embossing Folders (Provo Craft) Ink: Lovely Lilac (Stampin Up) Pearls: Opaline (Basic Grey) Other: Ribbon

Cut cardstock to size and fold. Stamp floral print onto base in a random pattern. Cut another piece of cardstock to layer on top, emboss, and round the corners. Using those measurements cut three strips of cardstock and emboss in a contrasting embossing folder. Ink all embossed pices by rubbing your stamp pad ver them lightly. Then, wrap your ribbon around, twisting in the front, and tie into a bow. Now, adhere entire piece to the card. Stamp frame onto a scrap piece of cardstock and using a darker shade of ink stamp your sentiment. Cut out your sentiment and use an adhesive that lifts, add to the card. Add half pearls to the ends.

Food for thought:
What a nice way to get the look you want by using stamps to make your own patterned paper and being able to match all the shades exactly.

When I started, I wasn't going for monochromatic, but it ended up there :)
Join in and play with us this week at DCRU!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

2Cute Sunday- Stingray City :)

It's another 2Cute Sunday ") (Sunday's are my day to post on the 2 Cute Rubber Stamps Design Team Blog!) Here is my cute Stingray card :) I used Clear Film on top of the image to give it an aquarium feel :) Love it!
We are giving away wood and cling cushion stamps all the time at 2 Cute! Head over and become a follower! We will also be starting challenges come this Thursday! Everyone will have a chance to download a free digi stamps and be able to link them up for a chance to win a wood or cling stamp! So, you get a chance to win and a free digi! Can't beat that!
(Cardstock: Prism Papers, PP & Ribbon: American Crafts, Stamp: 2 Cute Rubber Stamps, Markers: Copics

Oh- Happy Valentine's Day! (Or as I call it "Single's Awareness Day" :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Oh Mother!!!

Since I have been in the mood of making up words :) I think I will call this one Mommariffic :) I am entering this in the PTI Challenge today! Wish me luck :)
It is such a proper southern thing to address your Mom as "Mother" in every setting.
I LOVE my felt flowers :) (But you already knew this, lol)

Cardstock: PTI (Ripe Avacado & Sweet Blush), PP: PTI (Polka Dot Parade), Stamp: PTI (Mega Mixed Messages), Pearls: Basic Grey (Opaline Half Pearls), Ink: PTI (Vintage Cream), Tools: Fiskars (Corner Rounder), Flowers: 62Cards (Pink Sweetness)

1. Cut card base.
2. Cut PP to size and round corners on both base and PP.
3. Punch scalloped circles from cardstock.
4. Adhere PP, and layered circles to base.
5. Stamp sentiment and add half pearls.
6. Adhere felt flower.

Have a great Valentine's eve :) Hubby and I have some major basketball to watch :) Matthew went to my parents because he has a rodeo to go to tomorrow and he loves his rodeo!!! (Love my lil' cowboy :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Fabulicious :)

As promised the other day :) A new Fav card of mine :)I'm digging the fabulousity :) (And yes, I made that word up :)
Supplies Used :
Papertrey Ink: Cardstock (Ripe Avacado & Sweet Blush), PP (Polka Dot Parade), Ribbon (Vintage Cream), Button (Vintage Cream), Stamp (Mega Mixed Messages), Ink (Ripe Avacado), Twine Tools: Labels Eight (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug (ProvoCraft), Other: Foam Adhesive, Pin

1. Cut cardstock to make base. 2. Use die and die cutting machine to cut the window in the front of the card. 3. Cut PP and adhere inside the card with printed side facing out into frame. 3. Wrap ribbon around card and secure. 4. Use twine to secure button to ribbon. Add stick pin. 5. Stamp sentiment and punch out, then adhere with foam adhesive.

So, do we like adding the supply list and instructions????? Let me know :)

Pink Fun :)

It is Friday!!! Loving these cute pink tags :) The lady who ordered them said she was buying them for her daughter's birthday party. She said she didn't know the theme yet, but she knew it would have pink :) That Doodlebugs paper used in the front onr if locked and fuzzy :) Love it! Off to Matthew's preschool Vday party! I'll show you his valentine's to his friends soon!!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Where did the day go???

So, I made 2 super fab (At least I think so:) cards from new goodies from Papertrey Ink last night, but my day went like this:
Wake Up, Breakfast,  Showers, Bath for little one, backpack, lunch, Explaining Valentine's Day to a 3 year old, etc.
9:50- Pick up Matthew's friend to ride to preschool with us.
10:15-Matthew to Preschool (Hour Delay today due to the snow)
10:30 Bible Class
1:00 End Class go downstairs to the preschool to pick up Matthew and friend
1:15- Incredible Dave's (Think Dave & Busters)
5:30 Home
6:00 Dinner
6:45 Make Cupcakes for Valentine's Party tomorrow
7:15 bedtime routine
8:00 Little one was long asleep
8:01- CRAP I forgot to take pictures in the daylight :) LOL
So, you will see them after I take pics tomorrow :) Promise.
Hope you all had a great day. My monkey was SOOOOO tired after preschool then playing ALL afternoon!!!!! It was a good day :)
ANd on another note- heard my results yesterday- MRI came back clean :) My cute ole brain is fine :) Makes me smile some more!!! Thinking about making some more snow cream to eat on in a few! YUMMO!
Love you all!!!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Spongebob.................Square PANNNTTTTSSSSS

Happy Wednesday :) Wanted to share this fun order I made! Custom Spongebob and Patrick Cupcake Toppers. How much fun :) The little guy's name is Patch and I hope he has a fab party in Arkansas!
These will be avialble in my shop as custom personalized toppers!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Love Challenge :) (Is that an oxymoron???)

Okay- I totally laughed when I saw the title for our challenge this week at the  DCRU Blog. Love Challenge. Isn't Love a Challenge sometime??? LOL. I LOVE my hubby to death, but we sure can be a challenge to each other sometimes :)
It what makes us great :) Anyways!
We have used the Pink Paislee papers from the January Card Kit at DCRU.
The stamp is from Unity Stamp Company, also available at DCRU!

The punch is from Ek Success and the ribbon is May Arts from DCRU. The pretty array of blue/aqua  Copic Ciao's finished my heart :)
Join us for the fun this week!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Cupcakes and Cold :)

Hey all my crafty friends :) We are gearing up for another snow storm, and although we don't get the amounts I know many of you do, around here you add water and you get instant idiots when it comes to driving. Seriously, some schools get called off just with a forecast of snow. LOL. When I was little, we would pray we HAD school. While some kids sat around and watched tv on snow days, we spent them at the tobacco barn stripping tobacco :) Now that I look back, I think we goofed off more playing on wood piles and chasing each other than actually stripping, but it seemed like so much work then :) After, dad would take us sledding down huge hills on the farm, and then hook us up to the 3 wheelers to pull us back up the hill. Friends loved sledding with us, no walking :) We would all come home and mom would make hot chocolate. My little guy thinks we have to have hot chocolate ANY cold morning! (I usually just warm his chocolate milk up :) Anyways, I am scheduled for my MRI tomorrow morning. So, snow or not, it's a go :) On snow days, my Hummer comes in very handy :) Snow doesn't stop me :) LOL. Anyways,  this is a picture of a card set I made for a customer. I just love cupcakes :) Have a nice and warm day everyone!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Santa Paper Dolls

Hey all! Well, got to the hospital this morning for my MRI and the doc's office had forgot to fax the orders. GRRRRRR. So, I have to reschedule on Monday and will probably have it Tuesday.  So, while I am dealing with a bad headache and my back killing me (Seriously, I never knew your body could start hating you in your twenties, lol), here are some pics from Christmas time of Matthew making paper doll Santas for ornaments :) I cut all the parts with my Paper Doll Dress Up Cart on my Cricut, gave him a glue stick, and he went to town :)
When he was all done and they had dried from the abundance of unecessary glue :)
We punched holes in the top, wrote his name and date on the back, and gave them to all the grandparents, great grandparents, Aunt Sissy & Luke, and he kept one for himself :)
He actually did a pretty good job of a 3 year old, but I think he gets the OCD from me!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Not so hot to trot :)

Hey all. Not feeling so hot today. Spent yesterday at the doc and hospital. Having an MRI of my brain done tomorrow morning. Say a prayer that all is well. Love you all and have a great day. I will be back soon :) (If I feel like it, you may get a crafty post later :)
OH- I am giving away some Basic Grey Half Pearls on the Die Cuts R US Design Team Blog today. SOOOOO,  you might want to sign up :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mouse in the House :)

There must be something in the air for Minnie Mouse the past 2 days. I have mangaged to received orders for over 170  Minnie Mouse Cupcake Toppers in the past 48 hours. SHEW!!!! Orders range from Cannda, Louisiana, Oregon, and more.  Needless to say between those order and the massive amount of Princess and a certain PINK kitty :) I am swamped!!! So, today is a flashback of those Minnie toppers that are flying off my virtual shleves :) )Oh yeah- and I am heading to the doctor today, UGH. no fun at all!!!)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Where does your creativity come from?

Hi all my super fab followers :)  I think I am coming down with a kidney infection, again, UGH, so I don't feel real hot today!!!! Follwer Karen asked the other day how I pump myself up to be creative, or am I just that way all the time? Well, when I am in pain, I'm not creative Karen :) Other than that my head spins with ideas 24/7. It's my outlet, my fun time :) There are times I feel more creative than others, but I generally have a list of ideas I make and pick which one I feel like working on :) I also love having things hanging on my walls that inspire me. Here is my Layout Clothesline :) It always has some of my current favorite LO's. Other things that inspire me- listening to my son- he gives me great titles to LO's with his 3 year old imagination, looking through magazines and catalogs, and visiting YOUR blogs! You guys rock with great ideas!!!
 So, what inspires you to create each day? You guys have a fab day!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Rush of Sugar :)

Here is my Design Team Creation for this week's challnege at DCRU! This week we are using the Sugar Rush Collection by Basic Grey for our Color Inspiration. The entire collection can be found in the DCRU Store at great prices.
Recipe: Cardstock (Prism Papers), PP (Sugar Rush by basic Grey), Punches (Martha Stewart), Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Felt Flower (ME! 62Cards)
Hope you likes :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Look! A Car, a Plane!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Still snow around these parts! Plenty of snuggle time with my little one and hot cocoa around here :)
I had a special request order that I finished the other night. The lady is throwing a planes, trains, and automobile baby shower and wanted some cute cupcake toppers. This is what I came up with! Simple, cute, fun!
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