Sunday, March 27, 2011

It's a ZOO out there!!- Client Pics!

Hey everyone! It's FULL SWING party time up in here :)
I've been crazy busy!
I do have some cute pictures to share !
Okay warning- this little boy is so stinkin' cute that i could just eat him up!!!!
Meet Clark!
His FAB mom Lindsey contacted me last winter to do a custom birthday party for this sweet boy! Well, banners, buffet tags, table decorations, party hats, signs,  and more later- we have one FAB party! Here are some pics Lindsey was kind enough to share of the party and decor!!!
How much fun does this party look????
Thank you so much Lindsey for allowing me to be such a big part of Clark's first birthday! Have a fabulous week everyone!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Giveaway- Jenni Bowlin

Hi again!!!
Here is a new giveaway going live on the blog and Facebook !
Remember, I give away one here and one there! So you have 2 chances!

A quick note- I want to share a little something. I do giveaways b/c I feel like God has blessed me in so many ways and I want to share that with others. Although I would love to have you as a follower on FB and my blog, you do not have to be to win.
I do this to share my blessings, not to make you like me :)
I encourage you to give to others in whatever way you can! Whether it be a prayer for a friend inneed, a meal to a neighbor, or an extra hug to a child who may not get many, we all have something we can share or do to bring a smile to someone's face!
You never know when someone may do it for you!!!

Now! For the giveaway!!!!

A set of the Easter themed Mini Bingo Cards from Jenni Bowlin!
I love all these little cards! They are really fantastic additions to scrapbook pages, mini albums, cards and more!!

So, leave me a comment and let me know who you are pulling for in the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament. If you don't follow basketball, no worries :) Just comment@
(And FYI- I will fight the urge and promise not to give special consideration to those choosing my Wildcats from UK! GO BIG BLUE!!!!!, and  good luck to your FAV team too!!! (Unless that team happens to be West Virginia today :) : )
Matthew is ready for today's game:

Giveaway winner!

Hi there!!! Thanks to all who entered the Cosmo Cricket giveaway on facebook and here on the blog!
I announced the FB winner a few minutes ago here!
The blog winner is:

CricketHunter said...
Usually wear green. When the kids were young we had green eggs
and ham and grren milk, etc. Miss those days.
Thanks for the chance to win.
March 15, 2011 1:17 PM

Congrats! Email me your shipping address!!!
New giveaway starts in just a few minutes!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cards with Cosmo's Upcycled!

So remember I told you I made a couple quick cards the other day? Well, here are 2 of them. The Upcylced Collection from Cosmo Cricket is just darlin. AND - there are those Doilies that I am giving away HERE and on Facebook!!! (Click over to the right!!!)!!

Sure do hope my twin friends loved these :)
have a great day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Hey all.
The giveaway and such is still going on from yesterday (as I had pre scheduled the posts for the last couple of days, )but I have had a death in the family (she was my second cousin who passed  from leukemia. Only in her 50's and her mom is also in the hospital and the doctors are not giving her very long.) I ask for prayers for Debra's husband, her sister, her dad, and of course her mom. I feel so bad for her sister and dad right now who are faced with not only the loss of their daughter/sister, but also of their wife/mother in the near future. Situations like this always make me put myself in check.
Just didn't want anyone to think I was ignoring them this weekend or over the next  couple of days as posts are prescheduled through the week so I don't have to worry about a blog when there are so many other things going on.
Many blessings to you all and may we all
count our blessings!!!!

TREND ALERT!!!! & Giveaway!

For all you embellie girls out there....these are FABULOUS!
They are Butterflies and Doilies by Cosmo Cricket and could not be more adorable!!!
These are from the UpCycle collectionand would you know I have already used one pack. (I just might be a hoarder collector of crafty supplies and just might have about 5 more packs "in the waiting") LOL. Prepared is what I say :)
Anyways, these babies are super cute, perfectly matched to the collection and provide just a little something extra!
Who wants to try these out????
I am giving away a pack to someone!
Just leave me a comment and for the sake of fun reading- tell me if you do anything special for St. Patty's Day! Afterall, it is coming up!!!!
You can also enter once on my facebook page! (Top right of the blog for those who like easy directions :)
Have a great day!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bachelorette In Action :)

Happy Monday everyone!
SOOOO much going on!
Would you believe I actually made 3 cards on Friday????
2 of my great friends (who happen to be twins :) turned 30 and my cousin turned 16!
Those are special numbers!!!
I had to grab some supplies and throw together a few cards to let them know I loved them and was thinking of them on their day :)
I'll show them to you just as soon as I download them :)
For now, I will share these cute pics sent in by a client who threw a bachelorette party!!
Thanks Lauren!!!
Here she used the tags as charms! Love it!
Here are the yummy looking cupcakes with the toppers in them!
And of course, a banner!!!!
I just love seeing pics of the items I create in action :)
Guess what?? I am going to share something with you tomorrow that I am in love with from teh Winter CHA releases :) There just might be a giveaway involved :)
WHat's your fav new thing now that all the releases are out and mostly available???
Do share :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Publication Gitty :)

I am always super excited when I get the fun email that says "We would like to publish (insert unworthy project of mine here) in the (month) issue of (insert FAB magazine here.) :) It always makes me gitty!
Well, the next thing that makes me gitty a couple months after the publication is realeased is the return of my little project(s) and the super fun box I get with it :)
I had a cute little reindeer tag picked up by Scrapbook Trends for it's Create:Christmas Cards Mag a couple months back. Well, last week I got my tag back along with the 2 issues of the magazine and a box filled with goodies :)
SO, for of you out there who are trying to get published- keep at it!
You WILL get there!! It's just a matter of time until they are looking
for what you've got :)
Cheers to all of us and continued success :)
Have a great day!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

BUZZ and Buzzing around here!!!

Well, I am the queen of multi-tasking today.
Wacthing my beloved Kentucky Wildcats play.
Watching Matthew scurry around in the backyard.
Cricut Running.
Returning Etsy messages.
Working on orders.
Making my mental to do list before a birthday party we are going to this afternoon.
Planning Dinner.
Packing to go visit my parents tomorrow/Monday.
SHew.  LOL
Just a few crafty pics to share today! Have a wonderful day!
A friend of mine asked me to make her son a BUZZ Lightyear Banner for his birthday. Of course I said yes.
This guy was a pain-in-the-rear.
All the little pieces, even when it is 5 inches plue in size, are tideous.
BUT, It turned out cute :)
Happy 4th Birthday Jake!

Friday, March 11, 2011

A Beautiful Day, Beautiful Party, and a Shower Curtain.... :)

It's been a long morning already. Matthew fought me on going to preschool this morning. Normally, if he can justify to me his reasonings, I listen. However this morning after several failed attempts to convince me why he shouldn't go to school he says:
"Mommy, see that sunshine outside?"
Me: "Yes"
Him, "It would be such a shame to waste a beautiful day inside."
Seriously, he said that. He's 4. Wonder where he's heard that :)
My response: "PUT on YOUR clothes. You are going to school."
And that was that.

Okay- for the real reason you actually read my blog :) The crafty bit :
I was asked by a client to design a party for her twin girls that centered around the colors in a shower curtain, zebras, and monkeys. Yep.
Well, here is the finished product! These girls will be celebrating their party tomorrow with all there favorites and this decor :) Can't wait to see the party pics!

Giveaway winners and....

Hey everyone! Well, I gave away 2 of the Imaginisce Ticket Stamps, make that 3 actually, tonight on my Facebook page (If you aren't a "liker" of my fb page, click on the box ont eh right of my screen! Time to annouce winners here in bloggy world too!!
Originally I was going to give away just one stamp period. But then I decided dto doa  couple both places :) I LOVE this stamp and apparently so do you :)
Winners here are:


Congrats! You can thank for choosing you :) Email me your shipping address sammyejo at

And I got word tonight that another Cricut project is being published in the upcoming Cricut: Happy Birthday Idea Book!!!  SO excited to be in the Cricut magazine again :) YAY!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bracket Challenge and Fab memories!

I have been blessed to have some really wonderful people in my life both past and present. It's crazy to think that there are sorority sisters of mine that I can pick up a conversation with after not talking, other than facebook of course :), for years and for the moment, we are 21 on the sorority floor living a couple doors down from each other again.  I love that. I mean I really love that.
Well, this opportunity came about just as randomly as my last paragragh.
If you have been around here long, you know that as crazy as I am about crafting, I am equally as crazy about sports. About any sport.
Except golf.
I'd rather watch grass grow.
(With the exception of Happy Gilmore. :)
You see, there is a new blog in town, Our Cup Runneth Over. (after you read this, run over there and tell them hi and mention you came from 62Cards :) You'll get the VIP treatment. LOL, okay maybe not, but it sounded good. )
Not new bloggers, but a new collaboration by fabulous bloggers that is such a great daily read. 2 of the 4 happen to be college sorority sisters of mine and I could not be more proud to say "I know them!!!! I really know them!!!!" (This in the tone of Will Ferrel in Elf :)

The 2 fab sisters of mine along with 2 other wonderfully talented ladies asked me to be a part of their March Madness Brackett Challenge.
I had to think about saying yes for about 1.2 seconds :)
SO, head over there, follow them on Facebook and Twitter and download your bracket :) And for those of you who "don't do sports" - you'll love their blog and daily musings, even if you don't download a bracket :)
Have a great day! See you all tomorrow for the winner of the stamp giveaway!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Announcement tease and Customer Pics!!!

Hi everyone!  A BIG announcement tomorrow for all the sports lovers or those who pretend to be :) I am really excited and can't wait to share this with you!!!
Today, as I run around like a chicken with my head cut off scurry around the craft room, I wanted to share pics sent from a customer! She had me create a party sign and used it in her daughter's 1st birthdya photo shoot!
Isn't SHE a doll! ANd I loved the pics! Thank you to all my wonderful customers who send in pics! I have a GREAT southern birthday party from January to share with you soon!!!!! Have a great day and don't forget to sign up on the post below to win that ticket stamp! I'll be announcing hte winner Thursday!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ready for another Giveaway? Ticket Stamp!!!

I have bought some FAB new scrappy goods over the past couple of weeks! A got most of them in this weekend while I was gone and had a chance to open boxes yesterday!
I feel so blessed, so I always buy a couple things extra that I am in love with to give away to my FAB followers!!!!!
(FYI- if you have won over the last couple of weeks, your packages got mailed! Your's too Amanda V!!!)
So up today:
This cute clear stamp from Imaginsce!!!! I LOVE it!!!!!
So, leave a comment and let me know one of your current scrappy/crafty favs right now for a chance to win! You can comment on my 62Cards Facebook page for another chance!!! Good luck!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Photos from a Bday Shoot!! (and the balance of life :)

No I haven't forgot about you :) How could I?!?! I have just been so SUPER duper busy that I am seriously returning emails in the preschool carpool line, in line at the airport, and I might or might not have been cutting ribbon for favor tags as I cooked dinner..... Yeah, that, busy. Blessed, but busy.
I LOVE creating. I love making things for parties that moms and grandmas drool over and love. I love that something I put together with my hands adorns the wall behind your precious child and serves as a back drop for first birthday photos. I am that lucky.
Somewhere in that "luckiness" (made up word I am sure) comes the struggle of finding balance between, mom/wife/sister/daughter/business owner/personal shopper/driver/chef/house cleaner/entertainer/church member/friend/crafter/cruise director :) etc. You get the point and many of you are right here with me in the same boat. I know. I look up to you!
So, forgive me as I climb the mountain of catching up and realizing my limits and just love me anyways :) SOOOOO much on my camera to share. Now if I could just find the time to download, resize, touch up......:)
Enjoy these for now :)
I had a request for this party sign from a super fab client. Here are the pics she sent of her little one's birthday photo shoot :) DOLL BABY!!!

P.S.- Any tips or tricks from those who have it all figured out are perfectly welcome below :)
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