Saturday, September 18, 2010

I'M ALIVE!!!!!!

LOL! I know it has been like 2 months since I have blogged! Shame on me! I have been so busy with all the summer activities, work and school starting back up and then on top of that I tore up my craftroom with the intentions of reorganizing, well needless to say it has taken me 2 months with everything else going Now I have to find my mojo again. Has anyone seen it? Got some spare to share?

Patrick is a 1st grader this year and isn't too happy about it The problem you may ask? He seems to think he should be able to talk whenever he wants and thats just not! Other than that it is going well.

So this week we at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle we are helping celebrate Operation Write Home's birthday celebration! We hope you will join in the fun. OWH turned 3 on Sept 12 but they are having a month long celebration! So head over to their site to find out all about it.


The challenge this week is Birthday Cards. We are asking for cards specifically because we would like for you to commit to sending them in to OWH! We have a great prize up for grabs from Craft Brulee also. There is also a DT CALL going on at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle, so head over there to find out all the deets!
Now at Scrap and Stamp the challenge is Numbers! We want you to use numbers in a fun way, in the papers, the title, anyway you can think of. Be sure to use at least one stamp on your page too! The Cutting Cafe is sponsoring us this week and someone will get 3 cut files!

I promise it will not be so long until I post again. It might now be crafty related because I am in serious need of finding my mojo!!! Have a great weekend!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

SSDS and SSS challenge plus new additions

I am a little late getting my projects up for the new challenges that went up on Saturday. I made the challenge posts and then forgot about my own But I am here now. I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. We kept it close to home since Patrick is gone right now. We just lounged around watching movies and grilled ribs..yum! Actually our whole weekend has been lazy. It is so nice to have one of those at it has been well over due. So what did you do this weekend??

This week at Scrap and Stamp the challenge is to use the color RED with at least one stamp on your layout. Easy enough right?
This is one more photo from Christmas Eve of Patrick and Nick playing with the rocket. I cut some of the stars from the pp for the embellies and used a fun stamp set from Thats Jazzy Stamp Dream.
supplies: Bazzill cs, Inique Boutique pp and sticker, American Crafts thickers, KI Memories shaped paper, Thats Jazzy Stamp Dream stamp, Making Memories ink, markers

A little close up of the embellies.
At Stamp, Scrap and Doodle we want to see a shaped project. Anything at all works as long as it isn't a square or rectangle. Our sponsor this week sent us these fun The Angel Company products to use. I use the papers and only the sentiment stamp.

I used a Tattered Angels mask as a template for the butterfly.
supplies: The Angel Company pp and stamp, Recollections cs, sharpie, gems, chalk ink

The inside is simply stamped...
I hope you will join us this week with both challenges. Be sure to head over to the blogs and see what the design teams did with the challenges.
On another note. Our sweet Sophie had her kittys last weekend, they were a week old yesterday. She had 3 that look exactly like here. Here is one of mom and babies.
And just the sweet babies. They are so cute and already opening their eyes.
Well I am off. Got to figure something out for dinner. Have a great night!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It is time for another CAS-tastic Wed challenge! This week there is a fabulous sketch to be used and a yummy prize up for grabs from Sassy Studios.

I still love these fun Pink Martini papers so I used up a few more scraps. The ribbon is actually the exact same shade of green and yellow but it sure doesn't look like it here...

supplies: Pink Martini pp, Resolutions cs, PMS digi sentiment, Making Memories ink, Recollections pearls, ribbon

Be sure to come by and play along with us at CAS-tastic, and to see what the rest of the team did!

It also works for...Kah-wink-e-dink (free for all), Paper Cutz (use circles, squares), Fresh Brewed (anything goes), Simon Says (friends), Really Reasonable Ribbon (use ribbon as border)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

This week at Sew Many Challenge anything goes! I am so glad I got to play along this week. It just hasn't felt right not participating with all my dts in the last several weeks!
Back to this weeks challenge. Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Stamps, the winner will recieve 3 digis of their choice.

I used Bear with Balloons , scraps of pattern paper and a clear sticker sentiment. I kept the embellishments very simple since this card is for a 2 year old. I didn't want there to be anything I would have to worry about him

Be sure to head over to Sew Many Cards to grab up a few cute images!

A closeup of the dimension.

supplies: Reflections cs, pp scraps (american traditions I think), Pebbles Inc ribbon, clear sticker sentiment, Sew Many Cards image, color pencils, markers

this also works for...Lili of the Valley (sketch), ABC (xtra dimension), Pile it On (stickers)
Sometimes I really hate computers. I am sorry it has been so long since I have posted or visited everyone's blogs. We ended up with a virus, and the tech said it would be 3 or 4 days and I would get my computer back, well those 3 or 4 days turned into about 3 1/2 weeks. Of course during all of this my MIL computer went down as well and with all the hours I have been working I haven't had a chance to get to the library. But I am now back and will be catching up with everyone and back to posting with all my dt's. Thank you to Angie at SSDS and Lacey at SSS for keeping things together during my absence. You girls rock!!!!

I got a chance today to play in my craft room to get this weeks outside challenge done for Sew Many Cards. Hey I had to take a break between all the computer I think I finally have everything back where it belongs.
I am not completely happy with this card I am thinking I should of added a blue mat to all of the papers/image. But I love this image, I used markers and colored pencils to color Morty Fishing. I wanted to keep it very distressed looking so I didn't go to great lengths with my coloring either.

supplies: Cherry Arte pp, Sew Many Cards digi image, Making Memories ink, Reflections cs, Robins Nest raindrops, buttons, markers, colored pencils

it works for these challenges...Charisma Cardz (boys), Papertake Weekly (sketch), One Stop crafts (boys), Rosie Dee (use blue with optional fish)

I will be back later tonight with my challenge card for Sew Many Challenges and in the next few days with more projects! It is great to be back and I will be by to visit you all shortly!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

It is time to head over to Sew Many Challenges to see all the fabulous dt cards and to find out what the challenge is. It is also release week so there is a fun blog hop going on right now! Be sure to hop along and see all the fabulous images. This time they updates of older images!

I got to play with Morty with Candles. Isn't he the cutest? He is one of my favs. I know, I know I say that every week. But I just love them all so! You will be able to purchase Morty at the Sew Many Cards store!

it works for these challenges...One Stop Craft (birthstones, mine is blue topaz), A Spoonful of Sugar (celebrations), Papertake Weekly (sketch), Whoopsi Daisy(as you like it),
supplies: DCWV pp, Bazzill cs, Q&Co brads, Sew Many Cards digi image, Martha Stewart stamp, diecut, prisma pencils, markers, ribbon, diecuts, raindrops, Making Memories ink

Now hurry over to Sew Many Challenges to see all the images and to play along!

I just wanted to share a little something that Patrick did. I was the VP of the PTO this year and we just had our last PTO meeting Monday. Well the principal decided she wanted to do something for all the officers. So she had each of our kiddos write us a note and she framed it with a photo of our child writing the note at the new tables we purchased with some of the funds this year. Our school was lucky enough to get a stimulus fund for new computers for the computer lab and enough for each classroom, but we needed new tables for them to go on. So the PTO purchased tables and chairs for all the classes, well almost. We got PreK-2nd purchased next year we will work on 3rd grades!

Here is his sweet note, framed and a box of chocolates, that they gave each of us. It was so sweet and very unexpected!

Now I am off to bed, because it has been along couple of days with preparing for our aunts wedding tomorrow. And I will be up early tomorrow and at it again! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CAS-tastic Wedensday

I am a little late getting my card up today. Sorry about that! I am missing a day apparently, because I have been thinking it was Tuesday all morning.

This week at CAS-tastic Wednesday we want to see a touch of green. Easy enough right? Be sure to head over to the CAS-tastic blog to see what all the dt did for this one and to find out what the fabo prize is!!!

Here is my touch of green card! There is no muss no fuss with this one. But then there never is with my guy I hope you will play along with us!
supplies: Bazzill cs, Little Yellow Bicycle pp, Tim Holtz stamp, clear sentiment sticker unknown, twine, stazon ink, distress ink

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I don't know about you but I am glad this week is over! You know what today is then? A new challenge at Scrap and Stamp and at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle!

This week at Scrap and Stamp we want to see a birthday layout with at least one stamp used! I did a 2 pager, it seems like it has been forever since I have. Patrick had a request that it not have cupcakes and Since when did he become so opinionated about my pages at least? Our sponsor this week is MelJen's Designs. Be sure to go and check out the design teams work some of them worked with a couple of MelJen's cute!

My stamping is inside the chipboard circle (clock) and a journaling block hidden behind the photo.
I don't know what is going with blogger tonight. I just can't get this photo to turn the correct way. At least you can get the idea of the stamping with this wonky I still have to add the journaling.
At Stamp, Scrap and Doodle we have a fabulous sketch for your by our very own Nicole and Polly crafts is our sponsor this week. I have a card but bad ol' me. I have already given it away without getting a pic of it. I can't believe I did So I am going to see if she will take one for me. But for now head over to the Stamp, Scrap and Doodle blog to see what the design team did, some of them are working with Pollycraft images!

Sorry there are no links in the post but it is not cooperating with me tonight. I will try and fix them in the morning.

Friday, May 21, 2010

You know what today is? Time for another challenge at Sew Many Challenges! This week Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring us and the winner will receive 7 digis of their choice from Bugaboo!

I needed a little cheerup card for a friend of mine. I had colored up the Heart Flowers image awhile back and finally decided how to use it! You can find it at the Sew Many Cards store! The challenge this week is anything goes!

I popped the oval up as well as the flower for some added dimension. I added glossy accent to the entire flower for a little extra shine, a mix of Primas, ribbon and a few punched branches and voila I was done!

and a little closeup...

supplies: Recollections cs, Pink Martini pp, Sew Many Cards digi image, Three Bugs in a Rug rubon, ribbon, glossy accent, sharpie, Prisma pencils, OMS, Primas, Martha Stewart punch, popdots

Be sure to head over to Sew Many Challenges to see what everyone else did with the challenge and to grab this weeks freebie, it is super cute!

it works for these challenges too... ABC (unused stash) I have had these papers forever and haven't used them, Papertake Weekly (flowers), A Spoonful of Sugar (cute and girly), Whoopsi Daisy (as you like it), Your Next Stamp (cut it out and pop it up)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I worked some this morning and when I got home all I wanted to do was be lazy so instead I decided to spend a little time in my craft room. It has been a few days.

First I pulled out this adorable image from Sew Many Cards, that I had colored up a couple of weeks ago. It is called Fawn Fishing, it also comes with several sentiments. I used my studio g stamps for the sentiment though, and I didn't take great care in lining them up. Sometimes I like it that
I wanted a cute card to send to one of my guy cousins that I haven't seen or talked to recently. We were always so close growing up and now we are far apart and rarely get to see each other. So I want him to know I was thinking of him.
supplies: Bazzill cs, My Minds Eye pp, Making Memories brads, Sew Many Cards digi image, Studio G stamps, Big Bite, sharpie, stazon ink, prisma color pencils, OMS

it works for these challenges...KL Stampin (animals), The Pink Elephant (sketch), Secret Saturday (metal), Creative Belli (hole punch and old stash), Rosie Dee (easel), Creative Cottage (one for the boys), Cards for Men (outdoors)

I also played with my other image from Busy Beauties Boutique today! I kept it real CAS, punched a hole out of the front and simply added a piece of red cardstock inside the card with the image inside the window. I colored the little image with my Sakura glitter and glaze pens. I love coloring with I added a scrap of pp, ribbon, flowers and a couple of charms.
supplies: Recollections and Bazzill cs, GCD Studios pp, Prima flowers, Busy Beauties Boutique digi image, Studio G stamps, Cosmo Cricket ribbon, stazon ink, charms, Martha Stewart border punch, CM circle cutter, Sakura pens

this one works for these....Little Red Wagon (put a window in it), Cute Card Thur(someone special), Cupcake Crafts (blooms and charm), Creative Belli (hole punch and old stash), ABC (unused stash), Papertake Weekly (flowers), KL Stampin(animals)

So what did you all do today?? Sadly tomorrow I have to go grocery shopping. I always dread
You still have time to play along at CAS-tastic Wed (one layer cards), Scrap and Stamp Saturday (ribbon on your layout), Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday (masculine), and Sew Many Challenges (easel)!!