Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Well, I've not been up to scrapping lately due to health issues, but I just HAD to pop in and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! To all of my blog world friends, I've missed you very much and I hope to soon be able to get back to creating. I will be visiting your blogs as often as I can over the next few days. I'm off work this week and I've got a little time on my hands to pop over and visit. So, keep me in your prayers and know that I miss you very much! I'm leaving you with a picture of my little Maggie. Isn't she too cute?! Merry Christmas :)

Friday, October 30, 2009

I'm still here :)

Well, I just wanted to pop in and let you all know that I haven't fallen of the earth's edge! I'm still here, just haven't been here as often. I'm still having my back and hip problems and after 4 doctors, still no real diagnosis. It has really hampered my crafting of late so I haven't been posting. I see a new doc in December and I'm hopeful that he can offer me some relief. Anyway, I've missed all of my blogging world buddies so much! I will be popping in to "see" you soon and I hope to be posting more frequently. Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween!!

(any prayers you can send my way would be totally appreciated):

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Doodle Palace New Images!

This week we were asked to use the new images over at Doodle Palace and these are so, so cute! Go check them out here. My card uses the little witchy bear and I just love him! He is also the FREEBIE this week!! So head over and check out the entire set and while you're there, check out what the other DT members did too :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

MyGraphico and Tuesday Morning Sketches

Well, we survived the recent flooding and our basement is back to dry concrete again. I hope we don't see another drop of rain for a long, long time!! So, today the MyGraphico DT has partnered up with Tuesday Morning Sketches and we've put together some really cute cards. We were able to use ANY MyGrpaphico image that we wanted and man, it was really hard to decide. I had a birthday last week and I need to do some Thank You cards, so I put this one together. (Killing more than one bird at a time here :) I used the pear from the brand new release at MyG called "Ultra Mod Patterned" and you can find it here. I downloaded it, resized it, then printed it on some orange paper. I added some scrap papers, some rub-ons and a few little orange pearls. Super easy!! So, because of the partnership today, you could win a prize both at MyGraphico AND Tuesday Morning Sketches by participating in the challenge this week. Just use the sketch provided, a MyGraphico image, link up your creation and you could win! MyGraphico has so many really great freebies, so if you don't find one for purchase, just pick up a freebie and come join us. Hope to see you over there! Thanks for stopping by today :)

Here's the sketch we used for this week's challenge:

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A little Sunday somethin'

This one is a birthday card for a friend. I used some sweet S.E.I. papers, some ribbon from my stash, a fabric beauty from Loralee Designs, some bling and a sentiment that is computer generated and then cut/embossed with my Nesties. I think she's fab! Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Doodle Palace - NEW IMAGES!!

New images are being showcased at Doodle Palace a little later today. So, me and the other DT members were asked to create some cards using these cute, cute new images. I chose the little elf and I just love him! Here's my card:

The HoHoHo paper is Paper Studio and the trim at the top is Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses. I colored the elf with colored pencils and lots of Stickles! I added some ribbon and bling from my stash to finish it off. Isn't he just too cute?! So, head on over to Doodle Palace and pick up these new images and while you're there, be sure to shop for more!! Also, Doodle Palace has some great challenges and chances to win some of the AUsome images on the challenge blog, so become a follower and join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by today :)

Autumn at MyGraphico

There is a new challenge today at the MyGrafico Challenge Blog and you're gonna love this one! It's a 1 - 2 - 3 challenge: 1 digital image, 2 designer papers, 3 embellishments. This week the design team is featuring this Autumn Elements set:

I chose to use the scarecrow image and I think he turned out pretty cute. I printed the image, colored it, added some stickles and pop dotted the shirt on the scarecrow. I did this in order to add some rafia underneath. The 2 patterned papers are at the top on down the side. My embellies are a couple of flowers, the stickles and some cording. So, thanks for stopping by and if you'd like to purchase this set, go here. Also, if you would like to participate in our 1-2-3 challenge this week, please come join us! It is highly suggested, but not required that you use a MyGraphico image, but with so many freebies on the website, why not use one of those and join in the fun?! Have a great week!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

"School Kids"

This week's MyGraphico giveaway is the School Kids set. So, the other DT members and I were asked to create a card or project using this set. I chose to make a tag for a lunch bag. Isn't she cute? She is just one of the really cute little images on this set. I colored her with colored pencils and shaded using baby oil. Then, I used my Cricut to cut the tag using Tags, Bags, Boxes and more and popped the little lady up with dimensional dots. So, what do you have to do to win this set? Just create a card or project with a Back To School theme, preferrably using a MyGraphico image and leave a comment with a direct link to your project here. If uploading to SCS/PCS or MyGrafico ning please use keywords: MG15. That's it! Easy peasy! Be sure to check out the other DT projects too. Each DT name is shown on the MyGraphico page. Thanks for stopping by today :)

Here is the fabulous School Kids set up for grabs:

Friday, September 4, 2009

It's Game Week!!!!

Just checking in to let you all know that I am headed to my beloved Auburn today for the game this weekend. I'm so excited!!! This is the first game of the new season and I'm pumped for my tigers!! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and WAR EAGLE!!!!

Oh.....Before I sure to go check out the prize at MyGraphico today. It's SPOOKY CUTE!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pumpkin Boy....

Doodle Palace has just released some fab new fall designs and the DT was asked to create some yumminess using some of these goodies. My card uses the new "Pumpkin Boy" design. Isn't he the cutest?? I've used three different patterned papers, some raffia, a computer generated sentiment and my little pumkin boy digi image. I printed him 3 times - once each on white, orange and green. Then I cut up the little pieces and paper pieced him together. I love this little guy and Doodle Palace has more great Fall images for you to love as well :) Head on over to the Doodle Palace and check out the other DT creations and while you're there, pick yourself up a set or two of these fab images. You'll be glad you did! Thanks for stopping by:)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

You won't BELIEVE this FREEBIE!!!!

If you like digi images (a/k/a digital stamps), here's an entire set.........FREE!!!!!!!! There's no strings, no "leave a comment" or "become a follower", just FREE, FREE, FREE for the taking!!!
Go pick em up now right HERE! WOW!

MyGraphico - Day 3 of our Party!!

So, how would you like to win this cute, cute set today?

All you have to do is make a card, LO or other craft project using CANDY. Any image or type will do, just make sure your project includes candy. If uploading to SCS/PCS or MYGrafico Ning use keyword: MGpartyand post it back to the MyGraphico challenge blog with a direct link. Remember challenges end at 10 PST and the winner will be announced tomorrow. (Don't post your link on MY blog, post it HERE at the MyGraphico blog).

Have fun and good luck :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

CCAYR Sept Challenge AND a WINNER!!

So, today starts the September challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round! The challenge this month is to just make a Christmas Card! Now how easy peasy is THAT?! There are no special recipes or restrictions. You can make any type of card, any size, any color, just so it's a Christmas card. Now, you need to make five cards to be eligible to win this month's prize which is a set of Christmas stamps. So, go check it out here and play along!! Here is my DT card for this month:

I've used some yummy S.E.I. papers that my friend Julie gave me. The striped paper has a wonderful shimmer, but it's hard to see in the pic. I also used some rub-ons that I picked up at HL along with the red/white cord. So, hop on over to CCAYR and join in!

Now.......I have a winner for the large cherries from yesterday's MyGraphico blog hop. Wasn't it fun to see all of great DT cards?? So, I had a friend at work choose a name "from the hat" and the winner is.............ANN!!! I am at work right now, and my cherry image is at home, so Ann, I will email it to you later today. Congrats :)

Now, be sure to hop over to the MyGraphico challenge site today because today's prize is the entire set of digi images called Superheroes. All you have to do is become a follower at the site and you could win the set. Have a super Tuesday and thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, August 31, 2009

MyGraphico is having a Blog Hop!!

First of all, MyGrafico is up and running again.....YEA!!!! The site was down getting some maintenance and it is now up, running and full of grafic yumminess!! So, me and the other DT members at the MyGraphico challenge blog are having a blog hop to celebrate the updated and wonderful store! Now, aren't you glad you stopped by today???

Here are all of the details of the hop. It's a bit long, but hang in there, 'cause it's well worth it!

1. To start the hop, you need to go to Martha's blog. If you came here first, be sure to go back to Martha's blog to start off.

2. Then follow the hop and be on the look-out for a LETTER to be highlighted on each blog you hop to!

3. You want to leave a comment on each blog Along the way to win an image from the Candy Shoppe set (see below).

4. You Also want to collect the letters to create a phrase.

5. Once you know what the phrase is, you want to email your guess to mccreations@ by 10:00 pm (PST) tonight and you could be the winner of the entire set!

Here's my card for this week's kick-off celebrAtion!

The challenge was to use an image from the above set and the colors RED, PINK, and GREEN. I printed the large cherries on some white cardstock then red and then again on green. I cut out the cherries and the leaves from the red and green cardstock. Then, I ran the leaves thru the Cuttlebug with the circles embossing folder. Then, I paper pieced the cherries and leaves. I added some Glossy Accents to the cherries to shine them up a bit. The cake was cut using my Cricut and the Wedding Solutions cartridge. The drippy icing is a Martha Stewart border punch. I added a bit of Stickles to the scalloped parts of the cake. I also used a Martha punch on the green border and ran that thru the Cuttlebug as well using the Swirls folder. I added a rub-on, a computer generated sentiment and a cute little flower/ribbon brad. Easy peasy!! I love the MyGraphico digi images because they are so, so cute AND so easy to work with.

Now..........I will be giving away the large cherries image from the set below to a random person chosen from every one that leaves me a comment on THIS POST TODAY. And did you find my featured (highlighted) letter? Keep collecting letters during your hopping to create a phrAse and email to the address above by 10:00 pm PST TONIGHT to win this entire set:

BTW: There will be more prizes all week long so you'll want to visit the MyGrafico Challenge blog every day for chances to win:

TUESDAY: sign up at the challenge blog to become a Follower and you could win Superheroes WEDNESDAY: If YOU create a sweet card, you might just win Back to School
THURSDAY: Leave a comment at the Challenge blog and you might win Halloween Ghoulies FRIDAY: Last but not least, everyone who has joined the Followers list or left a comment at the Challenge blog has a chance to win the Trick or Treat set

What a week of fun!! Be sure to check back often! I will post reminders throughout the week for each day's activities so you'll have lots of chances to win!
Thanks for stopping - now leave me a comment for your chance to win the large cherries image and then HOP along to .........Stephanie and see what she's got for you!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Checkin' in and some fun news!

Just posting a little note to say Hi and I hope ya'll have had a great weekend! I had a great time yesterday throwing a party for my BFF, Julie. It was her 40th birthday and me and 3
other fab ladies threw a great party for her. It was a total surprise and I think she really enjoyed it. So, I didn't get any crafting done yesterday. Today I've been working on some DT stuff for this week and I can't wait for you to see it! So, the fun stuff that I mentioned in my title begins tomorrow. BE SURE TO POP OVER HERE EARLY MONDAY FOR ALL THE FUN!! You will not want to miss this one!! Have a great evening and I'll see you in the a.m. Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I Made the Top 5!!

I made the top 5 at Get Sketchy this week!! I'm so excited and grateful to the DT for voting my Halloween card (kitty and pumpkin) into the top 5. (you can see my card below in an earlier post). If you haven't checked out this new challenge site, you really should. The sketches are so fun to work with and the DT are incredibly talented. Also, it has become a very popular site very quickly and the inspiration is abundunt with all of the crafters that are participating each week. So, go check them out here and join in the fun! Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Limelight Task 10

So, our Limelight design team has a project that we do each month and the project for August is "Cards for Soldiers". We were asked to create 20 cards for our soldiers for them to send back home to family and friends. I can't tell you what a privilege it was to make these cards. I don't know of a more deserving group of people to create cards for. These men and women keep us safe and free 24/7. So, we did have a couple of "rules" with our cards. We could not use any kind of glitter, including Stickles (oh no!). Also, we couldn't use any heavy embellishments because of restraints on the amount of postage the soldiers can use. So, I just made a variety of cards including birthdays for kids and adults, anniversary, love you, miss you and several with no sentiment for an all occasion card. I do hope that these are helpful to the soldiers and that the family members that receive these cards will smile. Now, I've only shown you a snipet of the cards I've made. Now, I will direct you to the Limelight site so that you can see the other cards I've done AND check out the FABULOUS creations done by the other DT members for this same task. There has been much love and devotion put into each card and I really want you to go see the others. Thanks so much for stopping by and God bless each of you and God Bless America!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

VERY Exciting news!!!!!

I've been selected to be on the Design Team at the Doodle Palace!! I can't tell you how excited I am!! The Doodle Palace has the cutest digi images and you know how I LOVE some digi images!! So, Dee and Robin (owners of Doodle Palace) have asked me to be on their DT and I am just so stinkin' happy about it! My first challenge will be Sept 1st. So, keep checking back because there will be lots of challenges, prizes and surprises to come and YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT!! Meanwhile, go check out their store and see all the cute, cute images.
Oh and by the way, if you go to the store by Sept 1st, all the images are 60% OFF!!!!
So, get yourself on over there NOW!
Thanks for stopping by and don't be a stranger!

Get Sketchy! #2

Well, I can't post my DT stuff today. Gotta wait one more day. Anyhoo, I decided to participate this week at Get Sketchy and it's week #2. I'm still in the Halloween mode (these are really fun!), so I made another card using this week's sketch. The image is a freebie from

Digital Delights. They give away a freebie every Friday, so be sure to check those out! Also, Digital Delights is having a Grand Re-Opening event and you could win...........drum roll please.........EVERY IMAGE IN THEIR STORE!!! So, hurry over and check it out! There is a Grand Re-Opening logo to the right in my sidebar. Click on the logo and head on over there.
You can check out all the other deets on my card below. Thanks for stopping by today! BOO!

Patterned paper: Making Memories

Digi Image: Digital Delights

Ribbon: Hobby Lobby

Witch brad: Creative Imaginations

Sentiment: Computer Generated and then

cut/embossed using Nestablilites

Orange paper embossed with Cuttlebug

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hi there!

Hi everyone! I'm still here! I've been working on lots of DT stuff this week and unfortunately I can't post it until tomorrow. I have just completed a large project for the Limelight team and I can't wait to show it to you. Meanwhile, I'm working on some stuff for friends AND I'm popping by all of YOUR blogs to see what you are up to :) Hope you are all having a great week and I'll be back soon with some fun stuff! Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches - Guest DT

Well, this week is my 2nd and last week to be the guest designer for ICS. I really have enjoyed this and I hope they will ask me again in the future. If you've never participated in their challenges you really should go check them out. The sketches are just fantastic and so, so easy to work with. So this week's sketch (#30) offered up 3 squares in the center. Well, since I've only done a couple of Halloween cards, I used this sketch to conjure up another one. I've used my Cricut to cut out the "creatures", the pumpkins and the grass using Zooballoo, Doodlecharms and Paper Doll Dress Up. Oh, and I used George and Basic Shapes for the pumpkin eyes. I used Stickles for the eyes cause it looks kindy spooky. I added some orange cording and a computer generated sentiment to top it off. So, I hope you enjoy the card and do pop over to ICS for some pure eye candy from the DT. Thanks for stopping by :)

Here's the sketch:

And here is my take on it:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Get Sketchy! #1

There's a new sketchy blog on the block and it's Get Sketchy! Good fun and great prizes so you won't want to miss this one! The sketch this week was really fun. I'm not sure why, but I never make Halloween cards so I thought I'd use the sketch this week and try one on for size. I used some orange and black cardstock and patterned paper from Prima. I cut the spider webs and the spiders from Paper Doll Dress Up and Doodlecharms with the Cricut. The chipboard sentiments are from Creative Imaginations. I added some stickles for the spider eyes. Scary, huh? Be sure to go check out all the DT cards here. They are SWEET! Thanks for stopping by :)

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on it:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Guest Designer @ Inspirational Card Sketches!

I am so honored to be the Guest Designer this week (and next week) at Inspirational Card Sketches! Dawn asked me to do this a couple of months ago and I'm just excited that she asked me. The design team at ICS does wonderful work and provides such inspiration each and every week. If you've never joined in the fun, you really should! So, this week the sketch was offered up by Tricia and it's a fabulous one. Here it is:

And here is my take on it:

I'm not sure why, but I'm really into making these baby cards lately. The lamb is a little sticker. Isn't she the cutest? I used my Cricut to cut the scalloped circles using Mini Monograms. I used my ScorPal for the lines on the pink cardstock. Baby was cut with the Cricut using Alaphalicious and the sentiment is computer generated. So, head on over to ICS and join in! We would love to see what you come up with this week! Also, there is a prize for the winner!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Maggie's latest visit

Well, just thought I would post a couple of new pics of the little Magster. She came to visit Grammy & Pops over the weekend and we had a fabulous time with her! We took her to the park on Saturday afternoon and I got some really great pics of her. She is just the smartest little girl and I'm so amazed at her. Her vocabulary is beyond good for an 18 month old. You must be VERY careful what you say around her because she is a little human tape recorder. It's like hearing an echo when you're around her. So, it will be another 4 or 5 weeks before our next visit and I'm already counting the days. I love you Maggie! Thanks for stopping by :)

MyGraphico - Challenge #13 - Dinos! ****SPECIAL NOTE ADDED 8-13-09

It's Monday, so that means another challenge is up at MyGraphico. This week the set is all about Dino's. Here is the set:

And here is where you can purchase this set. Isn't it just the cutest?! I used some Basic Grey papers, my Cricut for the card and the scalloped circle, a journaling tag from Cosmo Cricut and some ribbon from my stash to create this little baby card. I think I like how it turned out.

So, if you want to have a chance to win this cute set, just upload your card or project using Dinosaurs here. When uploading to PCP, SCS, or MyGrafico ning please use keyword/tag: MG13. We would love for you to join us! (Obviously you do not have to use THIS set, but you are encouraged to use a MyGraphico element. There are tons of freebies here. Thanks for stopping by today :)


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

MyGraphico - Baby Challenge

A new challenge is up at MyGraphico and this week it's a baby challenge! Don't you just love making baby cards? The DT were asked to use images from the New Babies Accessories kit and it was hard to choose from this adorable set. I chose the little bear and the ABC blocks. I printed my images on patterned paper, cut them out and then added them to my card. I added a little bow to the bear. Super easy! Now, head on over to and check out the eye candy from the other DT members. And be sure to participate this week and you could win this set:

Isn't it just adorable? Hope you'll come join in with us! By the way, in order to participate you must use a MyGraphico image. If you don't own any (and I'm not sure WHY you wouldn't :), you can pick some up from the MANY freebies that they offer here: Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

CP Sketch #26

I hope you are all having a great Sunday! I've been working on some DT stuff for the last couple of days, but I did get a chance to make a birthday card. I'm using the Card Patterns sketch #26, shown above. I used the new Basic Grey June Bug papers on this one. I love those papers!! The polka dot paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle. I used a couple of Cuttlebug embossing folders, a Martha Stewart punch, added some bling and bows to the little "gifts" and some cardstock from HL. The sentiment says, "It's ok to have everything you want". The inside will say, "Especially on your Birthday!". Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Yellow, Orange, Hot Pink and Lime Green for Christmas??

YES! For August we at Christmas Cards All Year Round were asked to make a Christmas card using these cool colors. You know, last Christmas I noticed that these colors were very popular for Christmas decorations, cards, ornaments and wrapping paper. So, how cool is it to have a card for the upcoming Christmas season using these newest holiday colors? And how even cooler would it be to have FIVE of these cards?! Well, if you join us for the August challenge you WILL have five cards to give to family and friends for the 2009 Christmas season. All you need to do, is create five cards using these yummy colors, link them up over at CCAYR and not only will you have five cards done for Christmas, but you could also receive a sweet prize!! So, head on over to CCAYR and see all the delicious cards that the DT have made and join us!! I'd love to see what YOU come up with :)

Get Sketchy!!!

There's a new sketch blog on the block and you're not gonna wanna miss this one!! They're givin' away some free stuff and guess what you can get in just a couple more days??? COSMO CRICKET!!!!!!! Yes!! So, go check it out! The sketch challenges start on August 14th and it looks like it's gonna be a GREAT place to be!! So, hurry on over and get in on your chance to win some fabulous CC stuff! Go, go , go..................
Oh....and tell 'em that Ausomemom sent you :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

TPE #24; 365Cards Day #148 and a Blogaversary!!

First, the challenges. The challenge at The Pink Elephant this week is "Animals". Well, my card is sporting some birds and a worm (that seems to be in trouble!). The 365 Cards challenge is Super Sketchy Sunday and Pam has given us a rather unique sketch. I tried to stick to it, but I'm afraid I may have veered just a little. (Will you forgive me Pam?). I did turn the sketch and my rolling hills are the rounded portion. All of this card was paper pieced, so it took a while, but I love this image by Pink Petticoat!'s my ONE YEAR BLOGAVERSARY!!! It was one year ago today that I started my blog. I can't believe it has already been one year! I have had sooooo much fun with this. I've met so many wonderful, creative and oh so talented people thru this crazy outlet. I've visited tons of other blogs that have been filled with so much inspiration and I've even scraplifted a few (with permission of course!). I have been left the kindest, most generous messages here not only regarding my crafting, but also about me personally AND my family. I've gotten the sweetest comments about my precious Maggie and I thank you for letting me share her with you. So, thank you to all of my blogging friends for always popping in and leaving me encouragement. This day kind of snuck up on me, so I'm not quite ready to offer up some candy. Give me a couple of weeks to come up with some great stuff and we'll have ourselves a party over here!!
Thanks for stopping by today :)

Here is the 365Cards sketch for today:


Mushroom house image: Pink Petticoat

Birds: Cricut - Home Decor

Papers: Anna Griffin, Colorbok, Creative Imaginations

Brad: stash

Sentiment: Computer generated

Door: Used Cuttlebug and the bird/branch folder

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Card Patterns #24

A great sketch, again, at CP this week. I've used some old and new stuff on this one. This card just reeks summertime to me. I am IN LOVE with all of my flip flops (especially my Auburn ones!), so I had to use this really cool flip flop sentiment tag. Be sure to head over to Card Patterns (
and check out the eye candy from the DT. Thanks for stopping by today :)
Background paper: Basic Grey - June Bug
Green patterned paper: Colorbok - Friendly Forest
Journal tag: Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird
Flower border: Basic Grey - June Bug
Sentiment Tag: Cosmo Cricket - Snorkel
Twine, bling, dragonfly: from stash

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Guess what? I made the DT!!!

At MyGraphico!! Click on my title and go check it out! I'm so excited to be a part of this team! We get to use some of the most 'ausome' digi images and I can't wait to get started. My first challenge card is for the first week of August, so be sure to come check it out. Now, you REALLY should be participating in these challenges!! You get to create some really cool cards AND you get a chance to win some REALLY great digi images EACH WEEK!! So, come on over and join us. You'll be glad you did!! Thanks for stopping by :)

I'm still here.......

Just wanted to let you all know that I haven't just disappeared. I've been having some medical issues and haven't been able to craft for the last several days. Tomorrow I'm having some injections in my back and hopefully I will be doing cartwheels afterwards. Of course, I couldn't do cartwheels BEFORE I had back issues, so not real sure I will after my shots. At any rate, I have been checking in on alot of you and I'm amazed at your creativity. You all are such an inspiration to me and I love popping over to see your latest creations. So, say a little prayer for me tomorrow (I'm pretty nervous about this) and I hope to be back online very soon. Hugs!! And thanks for stopping by today :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch #23

Another great sketch is up at Card Patterns this week. I got to use some of my new stuff that I purchased last weekend at the Scrap Expo. Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:


Paper: My Mind's Eye - Penny Lane
Marquee, border, swirl: Cosmo Cricket - Celebrate Life
Good Times Flower: Colorbok - Friendly Forest
Yellow Flower: Prima
Scalloped borders: Martha Stewart punch
Doodling: Sharpie
Gems: Stash

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Designing in The Lime Light

Well, my fantabulous weekend is coming to a close and what a weekend it was. I started out with my BFF and her daughter on Friday and headed over to Atlanta for the Scrapbook Expo 2009. WOW! Talk about a kid in a candy store! The very first booth we came to had everything for $1.00. ONE DOLLAR!!!! Well, as you can imagine, I totally racked up there! Then, we combed the entire expo and my pocketbook was 'almost' empty. But.....we headed to Archivers. A scrappers dream store! I was able to get the new Cosmo Cricket paper line - Early Bird!! was on sale! Once we finished up at Archivers, the pocketbook was definitely empty. Then, we headed to downtown Atlanta and met my son and his wife and the cutest little girl in the world..........Maggie! Yes, I got to have an early dinner with the Magster and then they followed us on the journey back home and spent the weekend with us. Maggie is only 17 months old and she is a human tape recorder. EVERYTHING you say..........she says! We had so much fun with her this weekend and I'm already looking forward to our next visit. So, it's been a wonderfully fun weekend and I hate for it to end. Here is a pic of the little Mags........a bathing beauty!

I now have some fabulous news for you. I am now a very proud design team member of The Lime Light! I'm so very excited to be a part of this fabulous and very gifted team! If you've not heard of us, here is a little of what the team is about, straight from the blog site:

We are a design team with a unique purpose. We use our crafting skills to help and bring light to others. We invite you to visit the site often to find out whom we are crafting for and what we are planning in the months to come. We have exciting plans that include making cards and bookmarks for our men and women in uniform, making journals for families whose children are in the hospital, making cards for baskets that help raise money for playground equipment....and that's just the beginning.

So, now do you see why I am so happy to be a part of this? I can't wait to start my first project. Please stop in and see what's going on at The Lime Light. Become a follower so you can keep up with what's happening and feel free to join in!! There are several opportunities for everyone to join in the fun and The Lime Light always accepts donations in the form of money and/or crafting materials to help out with the various projects. Click on my title above and go check it out.

Sorry for the long post, but wanted to update you. Thanks for stopping by today :)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Scrapbook Expo 2009 and I'm there!!!!

OK, so I know I haven't posted this week, but I've been having these strange headaches every night when I get home from work. Not sure what's prompting those, unless it's this insatious HEAT! Anyway, me and my bff Julie are headed out early tomorrow morning for the Scrapbook Expo 2009 in Atlanta. I am so STOKED about it!! Afterwards, we are headed to Archivers in Buford, GA. We've never been to an Archivers and I can't wait to go. And in case that's not enough absolute fun and excitement, we are meeting Maggie in Atlanta for dinner and then she and her parents are coming home with me for the weekend!!!!!!!!! OMG!! Can one weekend be ANY better than this?! So, I plan to be like a kid in a candy store at the expo and Archivers and I hope to bring home lots of new stuff to play with. I hope each of you has a perfectly wonderful weekend and I should be back online Sunday afternoon. Hugs.........

Sunday, July 5, 2009

July Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round is UP!

So, the July challenge at CCAYR is to use red, white and blue. I know, it seems strange for Christmas card colors, but believe me, it's very cool! Just check out all the DT cards - I am also on the DT at CCAYR and my July card is shown below. I used some Friendly Forest paper, the Cricut, a beautiful flower that I won in some FAB blog candy from Ann, a little twine and a border punch for the white side border. Super easy, but effective I think. So.....Go check out the other DT cards and please join us for our July challenge. You can try out this unusual color scheme and get 5 Christmas cards done - in JULY! Thanks for stopping by today :)

Friday, July 3, 2009

2S4U, Laura's sketch #29

Laura gave us another great sketch this week. I love how the sketches at 2S4U are so versatile. You can really do ANYTHING with them! So, I used some fab Colorbok paper for my background and the little green branch paper is SEI. The cutsey little chipboard pieces are Colorbok from the Friendly Forest collection. I used the hearts embossing folder on my blue paper and added a computer generated sentiment. I bought the Martha Stewart scallop dot border punch last night and I absolutely LOVE it!! Add a little ribbon and some great little buttons and that's it! Thanks for stopping by today :)

The sketch:

And my card:

Cuttlebug Challenge and ICS #23

ICS has a fabulous sketch up this week and I paired it with this week's Cuttlebug Challenge. The CB challenge is to use red, white and blue and buttons and also use the Swiss Dots folder. Well, our oldest son was born on the 4th of July (hey, that should be a movie title!). So, I decided to make his card using the two challenges. I used the Swiss Dots folder and swiped it with a blue ink pad to give it some color. All the stars were cut with the Cricut using the George cartridge. I also used the CB Spots and Dots folder on the large white piece. The red circles are some stickers from Creative Cafe. I also added my white button, twine and some mesh, all from my stash and a little red/white/blue ribbon. Oh, and the little festive paper strings are some slivers of silver/white paper that I cut with my paper trimmer. So, I hope our son likes his card and if his wife happens to see this before his party...............shhhhhh :) Thanks for stopping by today!

Here is the ICS Sketch:

And here is my card:

Monday, June 29, 2009

Top 5 at CP!!

Thank you to the wonderful DT over at Card Patterns for choosing my sister's birthday card as part of the top 5 this week!! I had so much fun making this card for my sister and I gave it to her Saturday. She loved it which makes it so very special to me. So, go check out the other Top 5 AND Tracey's winning card for sketch #20......FABULOUS stuff!! Thanks again for the votes :)
Have a great day everyone!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

CP Sketch #21 and The Pink Elephant #21

Card Patterns has got an 'ausome' sketch this week!! Here's the sketch:

Told ya! Also, The Pink Elephants Challenge #21 is "Your Favorite Color Combo". So, I used some yummy papers that I recently won in some blog candy. Evidently this blue and green combo is now my fav :) I cut the scallops with the Cricut using Plantin Schoolbook. Then I added some embossing to it with the Cuttlebug. The image and sentiment are from Pink Petticoat. I printed it twice and cut out part of it from the second copy. I colored the image with Sharpies, added some stickles to the cupcake and some Glossy Accents to the cherry. Then I pop dotted the cupcake and cherry to add some dimension. I added some yummy ribbon and some cute little flowers from Flora Doodles. So, this one is for a friend's daughter for her birthday. Hope she likes it. Thanks for stopping by today!