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: