Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy Monday!

Hello! What a crazy weekend...Kim and I hung out twice and had a blast. We are trying to squeeze as many visits in as we can before the little one arrives. My husband spent all of Saturday painting the upstairs room to turn it into an expanded craft room! I am so excited I can barely stand it. It will probably be a few weeks before its done but I will show you updates along the way...

In the meantime, I am working on a quilting project so I probably won't get a lotta card making in this week. Plus my good friend from NC is coming in next weekend to visit so I will be hanging out with her and doing some shopping and gabbing!

The card I am sharing today is from the Bella sketch last week! The stamp is so cute and my friend let me borrow it since I don't own it! Thanks Kim! I used the sentiment from the latest and greatest Halloween set from MFT...Fill your pumpkins to the top! The sentiment is just perfect and so is the stamp! Love em!

Card Details:
Stamps: Mummy, Witch, and Pirate (Stamping Bella) and sentiment (MFT)
Paper: Magic Spell by American crafts, Soft Sky CS (SU), Whisper White CS (SU), and Papertrey white CS
Ink: Graphite black Brilliance
Accessories: Corner rounder, spica glitter pen, copics, dimensional, circle nestabilities, and adhesive

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday...and such a great weekend so far!

Hello! I have been having such a great weekend...I had a party at my house yesterday for all my co-workers and it was just too too fun! Then my friend Kim came over last night and we went to the Scrappin Bunnies...we got enough to feel a little guilty. Two new nesties for me some awesome new paper from Cosmo and ribbon, ribbon, and more ribbon! Yeah! I cannot (let me repeat) cannot wait to stare at my new papers for the fourth time since last night and decide that I just simply cannot/will not/okay...someday will cut into them..... (feel my pain?)

Here is the card I made for Blogabella this week (Bellarific Friday)... I love this Henrietta Lulu! I used some old scenic route paper...and the sentiment came with the stamp. Seriously check out her site and get yourself one or three ( I also entered the sketch challenge this week and won! Yeah...I can easily spend $15 online at Stamping Bella! No fact I am already figuring it out...but you have to spend $55 to get free shipping so might have to find a few more things!

I told the owner of our LSS that I was going to have to sign a temporary seperation agreement with her....I promised her it wouldn't lead to divorce but I probably wouldn't be seeing her for a little while...Boo!

Well hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend...I am planning on partaking in my other favorite hobby Quilting...nothing like a baby about to enter the world to push you to the sewing machine to finish or start a baby quilt for a friend...don't worry Kim-e I will get it done...before your little one is 2---Just kidding.

Remember Jen Del Muro is hosting a sketch challenge for today: check her out on

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The weekend is almost here!!!!!

Hello! I sure have been busy this week. I even made a card at the 11th hour last night to do the Blogabella challenge. I really loved the sketch and already kinda had an idea in mind so I thought I would give it a whirl. I will share it with you soon! The card I am sharing today is another one of the Verve challenges for August. Wish me and my friend Kim luck...we both got all the cards done to be in the big drawing for all of their August releases! I really had a lot of fun making this one and it was my first time using this cuttlebug embossing folder. I really think embossing is so beautiful on a card. In fact I can hardly use bare cardstock just looks naked to me! I hope you have a lot of fun things planned for the weekend...I know I am looking forward to chillaxin! Remember...

Taylor is having the Friday sketch tomorrow over at and

Jen Del Muro will be posting the SFYTT sketch on Saturday at

Card Details:
Stamps: Petals and Stems and Beautiful You (Verve)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry CS (SU), Bermuda Breeze CS (SU), Soft Suede CS (SU), White (Papertrey ink)
Ink: Bermuda Bay (SU), Soft Suede (SU), and Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Circle nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Soft Suede polka dot ribbon (SU), dimensionals, and adhesive

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TCP Tuesday is here again!

Hello! I hope you all are having a great week! I will have to keep this kinda short today. This card was made using the TCP Tuesday inspiration from last week! I love this new TCP set it is so cute.... Well tonight I am going to try and meet up with my friend for the Blogabella challenge and the Bella sketch challenge. I have so many wonderful Bella stamps! I can't wait to ink them up and hang out with my friend! Check out her blog as she is posting some awesome cards this week...I know I have already gotten a sneak peek! (

Oh and by the way...don't forget to do the TCP challenge posted today ( posted by Jen Del Muro!

Stamps: You Sick Thing (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Offbeat DP (Basic Grey), Chocolate chip CS (SU), Whisper White CS (SU), White (Papertrey ink)
Ink: Graphite black ink by Brilliance
Accessories: Copics, dimensionals, and adhesive

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Verve it up!

Hello! Hope you are having a nice relaxing Sunday. I have been cleaning pretty much all weekend. I had my friend Kim come over last night and we made it our goal to get all four weeks of the verve challenges done....and we did it! Another bit of exciting husband is considering letting me expand the craft room to our upstairs room for my birthday present which means MORE space....yeah and what is he hasn't quite put together yet is I will have to buy more stuff to utilize the room space. That can be our little secret though. By the way, did I tell you I went to my LSS and saw all the new nestabilities. (through labels 9). Check em out online they are fabo! My friend and I each got one to share...can't wait to use em. to my Verve card. This was for week 2. The assignment was to use the sketch and add an edge punch somewhere. I am really happy with the way this turned out and know just who I am going to send this to. I got to use my new 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon from Stampin up! LOVE IT!
Have a great rest of the day...back to cleaning...(UGH!)

Stamps: Petals and Stems (Verve)
Paper: Urban Prarie (Basic grey), Black CS (SU), White (Papertrey ink)
Ink: Graphite black brilliance
Accessories: 5/8 grosgrain ribbon (SU), dimensionals, scallop border punch, and adhesive

Friday, August 21, 2009

Be Happy It's Contagious!

I went to my friend Kim's Wednesday night and she bought me an early birthday present...Grattytude Bella! I love this little stamp! As soon as I saw her on Stamping Bella's site I knew I wanted her! Are you ever drawn to stamps like that? Anyway, I only got this one card done that I am sharing with you done but I really, really, love it! The colors are so rich and I don't normally use a lot of yellow so this was a nice change for me! I am going to give this to a girl at work who always says "Attitudes are Contagious". She is super sweet and I think she will love this card!

Are you having a nice week? I got to go to dinner with my DH last night and we stopped at Hobby Lobby on the way. He got me the Circle and Scallop Nesties (large)! Yeah! I was really needing these. Isn't it the darndest thing the one nestability set I don't have seems to be the one you need for all the sketch challenges! I will be ready now... bring on the sketch challenges! Speaking of which, please remember to check out Taylor's blog for the Friday sketch and Jen Del Muro's site for the Saturday sketch.

Card Details:
Stamps: Grattytude Bella and sentiment by Stamping Bella
Ink: Graphite black by brilliance
Paper: Main Street by October Afternoon, Not Quite Navy CS (SU), Yo-Yo Yellow CS (SU), and White (Papertrey ink)
Accessories: Circle nestabilities (regular and scallop), scallop border punch, copics, dimensionals, and adhesive.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sentiments....there are so many good ones

Hello! I thought I would share this card I made for the Verve release last month. I really love this saying and it is defintely true. I love buying sentiment stamps...I feel you can never really have enough. Sometimes you need just that right saying to go with your card. For example my friend got me the new bella Grattytude...and she somes with the cutest sentiment...more on that tomorrow when I post the card! This week has been pretty busy. I got to work on some cards tonight but kinda got stuck on the second one. I hope to finish it up tomorrow night.

I do have some great news to share...(drumroll please) my friend Kim was chosen as a guest designer for Hanna Stamps! She has some amazing creations! Hop on over to her blog and congratulate her if you get a moment...I know it would really make her day! (

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Open up and say AHHHHHH!

Hello! Today is TCP Tuesday! I can't wait to see the new sketch b/c my good friend just got me three of the new sets and I can't wait to play. I love the sketch from last week and I got to try the Susie Stampalot trick with button and ribbon ( I used some of my new October Afternoon paper and love love love it! It's another one of those papers I just don't want to cut into...but I am breaking through my issues. Hope you are all having a great week! If you get a chance, check out my friends blog as I am sure she will probably post her SUPER CUTE TCP card she made....Love it!
Speaking of Kim...I am headed over to her house tonight for our Tuesday ritual! Stamps, gummy bears, and lotsa laughter!

Oh...I was web surfing and found Jessice Griffin's blog with some awesome creations and a cool tin giveaway that can be customized for the winner! Check it out!

Talk to you soon!

Monday, August 17, 2009

MOJO Monday!

Hello! Today I wanted to hop on and share my Mojo sketch from last week. I had a ton of fun with this one and broke into my pack of Rockabilly DP from SU. I love this paper. The colors and textures are so rich! I will keep this short for today. Don't forget Mojo is celebrating 100 sketches this week with a sketch everyday of the week. Also, make sure you check out the MFT bubble bin to see whats on sale!
Have a great week!!!

Card Details:
Stamps: cherry stamp by Lockheart
Paper:Rockabilly DP (SU), basic black (SU), riding hood red (SU), white (PTink)
Ink:Graphite black brilliance
Accessories: rectangle nestabilities (scallop and regular), copics, 3/4 circle punch (SU), black and white stitched ribbon, adhesive, and dimensionals

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Coffee at 10pm=Blog posting and wide awake at 2am

Good Morning (I guess) feels like noon for me...wide awake. My friend Kim just left and we had a blast card making tonight...I will have some new cards to share soon! This weekend was a weekend of firsts...

My first full release party attendance for - Verve (gotta have some of these new stamps!)
My first Papertrey release party
My first Susie Stampalot button/ribbon embellie trick (more to come on that in the next posts...)
My first visit to Scrappers Boutique in Richland Hills---Fabulous!
My first time holding a 2 pound chiwawa (I know that's not how you spell it) puppy---so cute!

Alright so Friday night was a nearly midnight run to my LSS for some more ... yup you guessed it PAPER! Got some awesome new Bo Bunny, October Road, and Christmas paper!!!

I guess I should get to the card now...this card was from the MOJO sketch last week! Lots of fun and a new color combo for me. Hope you like it and you are having a great weekend!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Bellarific Friday!

Hello! It is finally Friday! Yeah....My friend is coming over tonight to hang out and we might sneak over to our lss to see if they have anything new. We can't stop buying paper it really might be a disease. Anyone else got paperidis? Today I am sharing the card I made for Bellarific Friday this week! I made one last week but I am a big dodo...I e-mailed and it got stuck in my outbox. Oh well! My two friends are in for round two "Anything but a card" challenge week for Hanna stamps. Check out their creations (I am anxious to see them myself)...

Tonight is Verve's release for their 2nd anniversary! They are releasing 7 stamps sets! Then on Saturday Papertrey is releasing! What a way to kick off the weekend!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Don't forget to check out taylors blog ( the Friday sketch and Jen's sketch on Saturday (

Good Luck Ladies!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Verve it up!

Hello! This has been a whirlwind of a week. Working/working out and then trying to fit some creative time in between. I got a chance to make a few of the sketches for Verve and am really going to try and do one or two more tonight. The verve girls have so many opportunities to win prizes on their two year anniversary celebration. I have played several of the design team diva's games on Splitcoast you really should check them out. Each game gives you a chance to win a $25 certificate which will be announced on Friday when they release 7 new sets!!! Yeah! What I learned during this five sketch challenge Verve week is that I really need some more Verve stamps....

Here is my card for is one of the sketches. I love, love, love this urban garden paper. Thanks Kim! She let me use some of hers.

PM me if you want the details...Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Here a challenge, there a challenge, everywhere a challenge challenge!

Hello! Well as I am typing this it is 11:34 pm on Tuesday night. I just spent the last four hours creating cards with my friend Kim! We had a blast and consequently got some things done too! I thought this would be a nice relaxing week till Verve came out with a contest/challenge that I just couldn't walk away from. Get five sketch challenges done by Friday. I am two in and I may have to just stop there but by golly I am going to make an attempt to get them done...and have fun along the way! I love the cards we made tonight. We have been on a roll! We really compliment each others creative style. When one of us hits a road block the other one helps...I love it!
Ok now for my card! This is one I made for the MFT challenge this week using only black and white and I slipped a tiny bit of gray in. The stamp coloring could have colors. It was totally fun!

Alright, I am off to bed! Hope you are having a great week so far!

Monday, August 10, 2009

A little Witchy

Hello! Hope you all had a nice weekend. I hung with my friend Kim twice this weekend! Our LSS store is open till Midnight Friday's so we went there in the late evening on Friday to get some inspiration! We walked out thinking about Halloween with all the new fun papers that are coming out from CHA. So it wasn't much of a suprise that I took a Halloweeny twist on Jen Del Muro's Saturday sketch when we got back together on Saturday night. The title for today is sorta funny b/c I was writing down my card details for my post and asked Kim what the stamp was called and I thought she said "A little B**chy...I chuckled. Good thing I asked her for the stamp name again....that would have been embarassing.

I hope you have a wonderfully creative week! Verve is releasing this week and starts their sneaks today! Also don't forget to check out the mojo Monday sketch and the MFT bubble bin today as well as The Cat's Pajama's challenge on Tuesday.
Card Details:
Stamps: A little witchy (Stamping Bella) and sentiment from Haunting Halloween (SU)
Paper: Plum Crazy (Glitz design), basic black (SU), Rich Razzleberry (SU), White (Papertrey ink), and Black texture design paper
Ink: Graphite Black Brilliance and versamark pad (used for embossing)
Accessories: Glitter Foam (spiders and stars from making memories), distress embossing powder (Jim Holtz), Copics, dimensionals, adheisve, and cobweb punch (Martha Stewart)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

friends of a feather....Hoot together!

Hello! I am sharing my card from Jen Del Muro's Saturday sketch from last week ( I really had fun with this one!!! I love these owls. Again, I never thought I could get into owls but now I am crazy for them! These particular ones are from Inky Antics. The inside of the cards says "Friends of a Feather Hoot Together". You can find these stamps over at My two friends are both in the running to be a Hanna guest designer. Make sure you check out their blogs for week two of their submissions: (Kim) (Paula)

I wish them both the very best of luck!

Don't forget to try Jen's Saturday sketch for today!

Friday, August 7, 2009


Hello! I thought I would post this card today from Stamping Bella's sketch challenge that was due yesterday. I got it done right under the wire and am really pleased with the way it turned out. My friend Kim made an awesome card with this sketch. She scaled the card size down and it is just perfect! (
This week has been a busy one. I have been going to the gym in the evenings and then been bursting with energy till midnight so I haven't gotten too much sleep. This weekend...I will have to catch up! Yesterday I participated in the mayor's back to school volunteer event! The event was to provide school supplies, hair cuts, vision check ups, dental exams, and bookbags for the families and children who were in dire need of these things. I got to hand out the school supplies to the families. There is nothing better than the bright and shining smile of people when they get some much needed help! I am glad I got a chance to get involved in this and can't wait to do more volunteer work. It feels great to give back to the community and help others.

By the way...did you see the new MFT, Hanna Stamps, and Taylored releases? I am so excited! I really love the new halloween one from MFT...might have to get it sooner rather than later!

Don't forget to check out Taylored Expressions today for the new card sketch for Friday. I will post the one I did for last weeks soon....
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 always on my mind...

Good Morning! I made this card last weekend with my friend. I just love purple and thought this would be a fun girl to put on here. Queen Anne Bitty Bloom (Stamping Bella). Isn't she adorable? This week I have been having all kinds of creative visions of cards I want to make so I have tried something new with my friend. We put aside paper, stamps, and a sketch a few days before we get together and then we are ready to roll. This actually works well b/c your mind works the card vision over until you think of new ways to do the card even better. It is hard to get all of that going (color the images, assemble, eat gummy bears, find buttons or ribbon, and voila) in one night. Last night I went to my friend Kim's to make a few cards. We were on a roll. She made some awesome cards make sure you check them out!!! ( I got one done and one in the works...I will share soon!

Today is the release for Taylored Expressions and MFT and don't forget Hanna Stamps released on Monday if you haven't had time to check them out.

Come back and visit soon....

Monday, August 3, 2009 to wish you a happy Monday!

Hello! Well I have three cards made up and ready to share! Yeah Me! I had a lot of fun this weekend creating, relaxing, and reading! This card is made using the Sugar Nellies (Daisy). I really like the way this turned out. It reminds me of my sister when we we were little sitting on the ground sniffing the dandelions. We actually have a picture of adorable (she doesn't think so though).

Don't forget today is the Mojo Monday challenge
and the bubble bin sale at MFT stamps

Here is a link to a blog that shows a lot of CHA previews and the new Basic Gray and Cosmo Cricket papers that are coming. They are yummy! Cosmo Cricket is even making some 6x6 paper packs!

Card Details:
Stamps: Daisy from Sugar Nellies and sentiment from Stampin up (fancy flexible phrases)
Ink: Graphite black - brilliance
Paper: Sassafras Lane from K&Company, Kraft CS (SU), and White (Papertrey ink)
Accessories: buttons (lasting impressions), scallop and regular square nestabilities, copics, oval punch (SU), polka dot ribbon soft suede (SU), dimensionals, glue dots, and adhesive

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I'm back to creating...and it feels great!

Last night I went to my friend Kim's house and we made three cards each, ate a bag of gummy bears, and had lots of fun! I love working on cards with a friend it is just great to get their opinion (whether they like it or don't). I can't wait to show you what we made...I am so excited about the cards! Today I am sharing a card I made for a Verve challenge awhile back. I love the way it turned out. I hope you are having a great weekend!!!