Thursday, October 6, 2011

HBD Tags

Finally Some descent pictures! I have finally replaced my old broken down camera...I was getting so frustrated with it not working and have been taking pictures for MONTHS with an iphone. Not ideal for these kinds of pictures. Hubby bought me a Canon Rebel T3 in a hot red color for my birthday Last Saturday so I am back in business. Just have to figure out how it really works...LOL

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sparkly & Bright

My Sister in law had a strange request for a last minute card. A co-worker who is a fellow twihard is leaving them and going to work elsewhere and so they wanted a Edward funny card....Hope you all enjoy


Sunday, September 11, 2011

More Mini Cards

Just a couple more minis I made :)

I LOVE the apple from PTI!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mini Cards

Just a quick little set of minis I made...I think I will put these together as a set and sell with the matching envies at the craft show :)
Thanks for stopping by today

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thinking of you

I just received my Papertrey Order a few days ago and it was a big one. I ordered around $350 worth of product since my husband didn't bother to get me anything for our 10 year wedding anniversary...hehe Anyway, with both my girlies being in school full time now I am taking FULL advantage of my craft room, that is until I rip it all apart and remodel it...again! Just wanted to share a couple cards I made with the new Simple Sunflower stamps I bought.

So this is the first card I made and it did not turn out quite like I was hoping. It wont go in the scrap pile but it inspired me to try something else.....
So I used the same layout of the flowers and script but on plain white which is very out of character for me, but in this case the plainess of the layout sells me on this card!!
And here is a shot showing the dimension with the multi layered foam squares

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Back to School Paper Bag Album

Happy Hump Day Everyone!!

Yesterday I did some catching up on my google reader and noticed that The Loonie Stampers Challenge is back up and running after their summer break. The theme picked by Wendy last week was School Theme. That inspired me to post this little project I finished over the summer.

I have started making product for the annual craft show I always do right before Christmas and this is officially the first item I made to get me going this year (as a matter of fact I made two like this)
This is the cover of the album and also a little "peek a boo" on the front cover. You will notice most of the paper and things used in the book are from the "Elementary" line from Simple Stories by Memory Works...I LOVE that paper! Anywho here is the rest of the book!

The End :)
Thanks for stopping by today!! Now that you are done here be sure to see the Loonies Challenge from Last Friday and add them to your reader to see what they do each and every Friday, I know I will be!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Well hello everyone! I hope everyone had a great and wonderful Summer. I had a pretty good one. Great friends, New Deck and backyard landscaping done this summer and because of that we enjoyed MANY barbeque's at our house. Now that school is back in and BOTH my girls are in school I seem to have an entirely empty schedule so i am hoping to spend as much time crafting as I can. For now I am going to play catch up with all the things  I made this summer but didn't get around to posting.

Starting with this little card. I think it is my Favorite one of the summer!!
Thanks for stopping in, I will be back tomorrow with a back to school project (inspired to post because of the Loonies Stampers back to school challenge) :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mr. & Mrs

Over this last weekend, My boss and his wife renewed their wedding vows. Everyone at work chipped in money to get them a gift certificate to a cabin resort and spa in the area, which we thought be nice considereing they have FIVE BOYS. Escape may be a nice 

Anyway, this is the card I made to go with it and yes, it is purple as those we her colors. Its kinda growing on me.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Mckayla is excited to raise money at her jump-a-thon in Memory of Grandpa Pat. The timing is wonderful since it is almost his birthday/fathers day on June 19th and the Anniversary of his passing June 20th. Please help he by donating online or arrange to donate cash before June 8th. 
Visit her webpage
 The first pic is McKayla and "Gampa" halloween 2005 and the second is now, 6 years later
Visit her webpage
 Any and donations are GREATLY appreciated

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A WILD Birthday Card

made with my favorite colors...and most of my least favorite colors. The blue and brown cream are favs for me, the green, pink and orange...not so much. My friend Michelle would be so proud that i used all those colors and still like the cards.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Holy Flower, Batman!

lol...nice little grab I bought at the LSS

Thursday, May 5, 2011

It's a threesome!

ok , first, get your minds out of the gutter. Please you are taking up all my space ;) Just a quick post to show you these cute little 4x4 cards I made......

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Im Back...with PURPLE!

I have been on a "friends off" with my craft room for a while. Since finishing with the Loonie Stampers Challenge, my mojo went AWAL but fear not, it has returned! A friend of mine, and the wife of one of my bosses, came to me and asked if I could make wedding invitations for there upcoming renewal of their marriage vows. I was delighted...and then she said purple. We brainstormed together and came up with a soft and elegant invitation to suit her needs :)

This is how it looked after all the parts were printed

and here it is after the cutting
the front of the invitation is printed on vellum and backed with white and then propped up on the purple with pop dots!
and then the inside printed and assembled to match

Friday, April 8, 2011

Loonie Stampers...Thank you

I know normally today I have a post with The Loonie Stampers Challenge but today this post comes from even deeper in my heart. It is a thank you. A thank you to each of the loonie stampers, Charlene, Wendy, Regan, Deanna and Maria. I have truly treasured being a part of such a wonderful online experience. Better yet, it was a great pleasure to meet you all last summer and truly those moments I will never forget.

It is with great sadness that I announce that I will not be participating with those lovely ladies each Friday anymore. I will still be posting cards, hopefully soon. I have some free time on a regular basis now as my work shifts have changed and life will not be nearly as busy for me (Not to mention my husband will be home from a 4 week long trip working in Texas). I look forward to seeing you all from time to time in blog land!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Flowers Flowers!! LSC #136

I have been wanting to use up a bunch of my Prima Flowers as they sit there looking pretty and never get used. In fact I almost sold them just cause they were so ignored. I used a lot of my big ones on simple cards that still look great! Hope you enjoy my card this week.

Dont forget to see what my favorite ladies made!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Loonie Stampers Challenge #135

It is kinda nice to have this free pass...Thanks Dee!
 I saw this card in one of the recent paper craft mags and I loved it....So I cased it and wrote the sentiment

 I cant wait to see what the girls did with there freedom this week

Friday, March 18, 2011

Loonie Stampers Challenge #134

This week colors from Regan scared the crap out of WTF do I do with those colors, but like always, These girls never let me down. I actually embraced them and love my card! Thanks Regan! (and happy Belated St. Patricks Day)

Dont forget to visit the Loonies and see their creations. I cant wait to see these colors in use!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

This week Char chose these delicious colors!!!
Kinda makes me crave candy..just sayin'

Lets see what everyone did this week, I'm sure it will be amazing!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Loonie Stampers Challenge #132

This week was my turn to select some colors. I just happened to be crocheting some more cute little flowers and These 4 colors were all laying next to each other on the table as I was making them. I thought they looked great together. My card was super fun to make as well. I Hope you enjoy having a peek!!

sorry for the slightly blurry picture

Lets see what everyone did this week, I'm sure it will be amazing!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Loonie Stampers Chellenge #131

It is sketch time again Ladies!!
Wendy has brought us another FABULOUS Sketch to play along with and I suggest you play along, It is a fun one!!
I used some background paper  have been hoarding and layers my blocks of Cranberry Crisp (SU) that embossed with three different patterns. A little of this and a Little of that finished it off, including my cute green wrinkle ribbon that bought from Dee's Etsy store.....LOVE that stuff

Just another note: I was asked where I got the Purple twine from last weeks Challenge I also got that from Dees Store ;)

Lets see what everyone did this week, I'm sure it will be amazing!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wedding Invites...masculine!

So a couple friends of mine are getting married this June and I have the honour of doing their Wedding Invitations. Now that we have nailed down the difficult details (they are both guys and we had to do some thing classy and masculine-ish) This is what I will be doing!! So excited to get these done.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Loonie Stampers Challenge #130

Maria selected some really great colors this week so i used them to make a new bookmark for my daughter who just got a bunch of new books for her birthday..She liked it so much she took it to school with her this morning for show and tell.

Check out what the other chicks did this week

Sidenote: My Sister in law had her baby home...on her bed! LOL She came so fast they didnt have time to even get to the hospital. She is SO cute

Friday, February 11, 2011

Loonie Stampers Challenge Double Whammy!!

Well I am feeling much better since my last post. Seriously coughing so hard I thought I was gonna be 31 years old with depends! Anyway, Thanks go out to Crafty Kat and Dee for the well wishes for a speedy recovery, Kat you cracked me up! Thanks.

Now back to business...Here is my card from last weeks challenge. It was not what I had planned but I only have access to part of my craft room and a limited amount of supplies since my house JUST finished having insurance claim repairs done to my ceilings and paint in my whole house. Given the limited supplies, I have to say I am quite in love with this card :)


The current weeks challenge today (from Dee) I wanted to use my new paper from Stampin Up! so I used it to make a wrinkly paper flower. Also i used some ribbon (twine type stuff) that I have been hanging on to. I thought it added a rustic yet elegant twist to the flower...pearls adding to the vintage factor and voila!

Check out what the other chicks did this week

Here is a sneaky peek (and crappy picture) of my new wall colors, think stampin ups crumb cake and chocolate chip ;) Once I get all my pictures mounted and get better pictures I will show you guys the before and after. Still cant sign off on the insurance claim yet because the drywall guy sucks and has to redo quite a few areas of my ceiling.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

McKayla's Wii Birthday!

Just wanted to share a few pictures from McKayla's 7th Birthday Party...she wanted it all wii..cute!

Best tasting Birthday cake I have had! It was a marble cake with raspberry filling with only a super thin layer of butter cream icing holding on the fondant layer...and cute!!!

McKayla opening her pink Wii-mote that she wanted SO badly! 
I wish I could have found the pink nunchuk as well!

and this is McKenzie pretending its her birthday too "because mom you told us we have to share everything" ass!