Wednesday, October 28, 2009

the king of pop and a princess card

I just got back from seeing MJ's This Is It. It was good! I know it sounds cheesy, but watching this movie was a really great way for me to say goodbye.

Here is Janelle's sketch #94 for Sketch This!
It's always so fun for me to work with Janelle's sketches....I LOVE being a part of her team :)

Supplies: Stampin' Up kraft CS, Basic Grey PP, chipboard and rub on's, Wright's trim, Creative Impressions ribbon, Martha Stewart heart punch.

Hope you have a great week carving those pumpkins and getting ready for Halloween!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sketch This #93 and Moxie Fab!

I was out of town for a few days this past weekend....our family has a little reunion every year with my parents, my brother, his best friend, my best friend and all of our families, of course!! We always have such a great time together :) This picture is of all the (big) girls....(l-r) my SIL Wendy, my BFF Rebecca, me, My lovely Mom Jane and Jessica. Ahh, I love these girls!
I forgot to post my card Sketch This card while I was away, so I'm catching up today!
It was a fun one! I was very inspired by all of those 'floating' flowers. Here.... what I created.

Supplies: Bazzill cardstock, (unknown) PP, Cavallini and Co cardstock stickers, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Adorn It ribbon and craft pearls.

Also, I am so honored to be mentioned on the Moxie Fab World blog this morning! Cath posted lots of drool worthy Halloween projects over there. Make sure to check them out!
As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful October day :)


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Just for fun...

I was in the mood to make some cards this here are a couple that I made just for fun. This first one is based on CPS sketch #136.

Supplies: Collage Press PP, American Crafts CS (blue) and Stampin' Up (cream), Every Jot and Tittle tag, Melissa Frances Rub ons.
And this next one was inspired by Card Patterns #36.

Supplies: Jenni Bowlin PP, Stampin' Up cardstock, Cavallini and Co cardstock sticker, Daisy Bucket Designs stamps and Midori ribbon.
Hope you had a nice weekend!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Halloween cards and Sketch This #92

Even though we don't really get into Halloween at our house, I couldn't resist these adorable monster papers/stamps from Daisy Bucket Designs! They are so fun and, yes, cute :) The same My Little Monsters from a previous DBD release, have shown up again...this time in costume! Love it! I had so much fun putting together a few cards with some fun new products!

The first card is based on sketch #92 from Sketch This!

Creepy Crawlies
Supplies: Daisy Bucket Designs PP's, Offray ribbon and a plastic spider ring that I saved from last year :)

Girly Ghost
Supplies: DBD PP, AC Cardstock, DBD stamp, felt flower and button are from my stash.

Happy Halloween
Supplies: DBD PP, AC cardstock, DBD stamp.

Supplies: DBD PP and Stamp, AC thicker letters.

Now that it's officially here...........Happy FALL!!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

This is my favorite kind of morning...

...still in my jammies, drinking coffee with my daughter (she had hot cocoa, of course) watching her cocoa mustache grow with every sip :), marking things off of my to do list and loving the cool, fresh air that is coming in through the open windows...ahhh.

Janelle's sketch #91 is up at Sketch This! I am loving all of the DT fun! If you haven't already checked them out, be sure to stop by!

Here is my take.

Supplies: Stampin' Up Kraft CS, Daisy Bucket Designs PP, Martha Stewart heart punch, Melissa Frances buttons, Daisy Bucket Designs stamps, Offray (brown) ribbon and Creative Impressions (white polka dot) ribbon.

As always, thanks for checking out my blog!


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sketch This #90

Whew! This week flew right by! We had our best friends in town for a visit and we had such a great time....they left a couple of hours ago and I miss them already :( I didn't get much done while they were I am catching up a bit now. Here is my take on Janelle's sketch from Sketch This!

HB....very appropriate for this weekend. We have three Birthday parties to attend!
Supplies: SEI patterned paper, Martha Stewart cardstock, AC sticker letters and ribbon and K and Co. die cut sticker.
Hope you are having a nice weekend! And thanks for checking out my card....your comments always make me smile!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sketch This #89!

We took a little break over at Sketch This, but as of this week, we are back and here is Janelle's newest sketch:

I always love working with Janelle's sketches! I love the whole process of thinking how I will make the sketch my own, which supplies will work best and so on. Then, the best part is to see what the other designers come up with for the very same sketch. Love that part!
Supplies: Scenic Route PP and cardstock sticker, AC cardstock, Martha Stewart felt flowers, Bazzill cardstock strip, AC ribbon and Melissa Frances buttons.
I can't believe the countdown to the end of the Summer is on. It has really flown by! In some ways I'm ready for's my favorite season! I'm so ready to smell the spicy smells of Pumpkin cookies, spiced cider and apple candles! But I will miss having all three of my kids home with me....I just love that.
Take care, my friends! And enjoy the last bits of Summer :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Shabby Green Door!!

I am super excited about Shabby Green Door~a brand new division of Daisy Bucket Designs. Their first collection is called Farmers Market and it is completely scrumptious! I am so happy that I was able to make these cards for my friends Cassandra and Kristi...

For these cards I used the Shabby Green Door stamps, papers, cardstock stickers and even some of their fun twine.
I don't know about you but I want to make a pie now ;) Or at the very least go visit the Farmer's Market for some yummy cherries!
Have a great week friends!

Friday, July 10, 2009

167 days....

...until Christmas :) heehee...had to look that one up!

Supplies: Petersen-Arne CS, Jenni Bowlin PP, Every Jot and Tittle tags, MM rub on and ribbon.

I used the newest CPS sketch for this card....haven't played along over there in a while so I thought it would be fun.

Well, it's finally HOT here in OR! It was kind of chilly in the mornings this week so I'm glad it feels like Summer again. I went and picked some blueberries last night so I am contemplating what to bake this weekend! If you have a winner of a blueberry recipe, let me know, would you?


Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I made these two cards recently based on sketches from CardPatterns. I love CP! Always fun sketches and the DT is awesome!

This first card is a retirement card :) What else is there to do when you're retired except go fishing? Um, gross. I love fish, but I do not want to do my own fishing, that's for sure!! Even though this sketch was from a couple of weeks ago, I still wanted to play with it since it was Kristen's sketch :)
Supplies: Cosmo Cricket patterned papers, Jolee's diecut sticker, American Crafts eyelets and rub on letters.

This card is based on the newest CP sketch.
Supplies: American Crafts CS, Hambly transparency and PP, SEI patterned paper, MM ribbon and sticker letters.
Did you look at the clock as it turned 12:34 (56 sec.) 07/08/09? I did :) Well, I'm off to get a few things done during the rest of naptime.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


It's been a while since I've posted anything on here so I thought I would share this card with you today...

This is one that I made back in November when I was on the 2S4Y DT. Scrap Street magazine did a feature about 2S4Y in their December issue and Kazan, Laura and all of us DT girls made cards for the article. This card reminds me of right now. Sunny, warm, happy.

Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with a couple more cards that I didn't get the chance to photograph today.


Sunday, June 21, 2009


I missed the deadline again to get my card to Janelle for Sketch This!

But I did make a card using sketch 88:

and here it is.

Supplies: American Crafts and Coredinations CS; PP, Chipboard, flower and rub ons are all Imaginisce.

and here is another I put that li'l fox :)

Whew! It's been a crazy 10 days for us! Camping then home again with an extra kiddo for the week (my neice) then another weekend away from home for a family reunion and fun! I'm so tired. We had such a quiet car ride home today as all my kids were asleep and I kept drifting off too... This next week will be quieter for us. But the BIG project will be potty training!! Woo hoo! SO ready to be done with diapers!! Hopefully next week at this time she will be in her big girl panties permanently! :)

Have a great week friends!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A great teacher and friend :)

Yesterday I was in a creative mood and whipped out a few cards and even a Birthday project. The Birthday present that I put together is for a good friend of mine who is also going to be my son's 2nd grade teacher next year!! I am so excited for him to be in her class! She is such a great teacher and it is going to be a fabulous year.

After I was done with her Birthday surprise I decided to make a couple of cards....this first one also happens to be for the same friend...although, she will have to wait a while for this one ;)

Supplies: American Crafts CS and rub ons, Autumn Leaves Chipboard, Dept 56 ribbon (the large ribbon), small stripe ribbon is unknown and the jingle bell is from the craft store.

another teacher card...this one is based on Kazan's sketch that the top 30 finalists will follow this week over at the 2S4Y ultimate card showdown. I fell in love with the sketch and wanted to use it too :)

Supplies: Bazzill scalloped cardstock, Petersen-Arne (blue) CS, grid paper is from a Studio Calico kit, Sticker letters are Making Memories and Melissa Frances rub on.

Okay, here is the Birthday gift I put together....

All the makings for italian sodas...strawberry syrup, club soda, some half and half and even a can of whipped cream. Hope she likes it!

Supplies: Collage Press PP, Bazzill dot CS and Making Memories ribbon.

The drink carrier is from our local theatre...I went in and asked if I could buy one. I knew it would work out perfect for this gift basket...they were so nice and let me have it for free :)

Supplies: Collage Press PP, Bazzill dot CS, Making Memories ribbon, hemp twine, Prima flower, Melissa Frances button and American Crafts rub on.

Well that's it for me. I hope you are all enjoying the Ultimate Card Showdown as much as I am!! It has been so much fun to see the amazing creations that are coming in! So much fun.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Camping on my mind...

In a week and a half we are going camping to our favorite camp ground and I'm so excited!! Can't wait to roast some s'mores, take bike rides and play by the ocean :) Ahhh. So, what's your favorite food to eat outdoors? I always take cookies, of course, as well as tons of other snack foods but I am also looking for some fun new ideas for our actual meals. Have any great suggestions for me?


is Janelle's fun new sketch for Sketch This!

and my card. That green patterned paper makes me happy :)

Supplies: Craft CS, Cosmo Cricket PP, Cornish Heritage Farms stamp, Staz On ink, Melissa Frances buttons, and MM felt flower.

Have a great day and don't forget to tell me about your family's favorite camping food!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

oh we're going to a hukilau...

...a huki huki huki huki hukilau....

That song has been running through my head all afternoon :) My son's first grade class just had their end of the year adorable!! It's such a busy time right now with all of the end of school activities...I must admit I haven't taken much time lately to make any cards. But I did make one this afternoon!

First, however, I wanted to say thanks to Cath for the honorable mention on her Moxie Fab World blog!! That was so sweet and unexpected :) I just love making cards and it always feels so good when other people like what I do!

Supplies: Petersen-Arne and Craft CS, Cosmo Cricket PP and May Arts ribbon.
Okay, so here is the card I just made. It is based on Laura's sketch #27 at 2 Sketches 4 You, which also happens to be the first sketch in the 1st Annual Ultimate Card Showdown!! I hope you are all planning on playing along! I am so excited to be one of the judges for this contest and I can't wait to look at all of the cards~woo hoo!
Thanks for stopping by! I always love your comments...thanks for taking the time!

Hope you have a great week!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Cupcake Bites

It's my daughter's third Birthday today and she picked these cute cupcake bites for her special treat...

They are a complete copy of Bakerella's. LOVE her blog :)

and I had a few that wouldn't fit into my container so I packaged them up. I plan to share with somebody sweet!
It won't be long now for the BIG 2S4Y contest!! Getting excited?!
Have a great day!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sketch This #86~Tribute to my brother and my Dad!

I adore these new 'boy' papers from Cosmo Cricket!! I made two cards this week following sketch 86:

This one I sent to my brother for his Birthday...he loves cars. In fact, one of his hobbies is rendering concept car models....not sure if I stated that exactly right.... You can check out his work here if you are interested. I am well aware that I may be a bit biased, but He ROCKS!!

and I made this one for my Dad for Father's Day...shhhh! He loves planes...he is a pilot and his favorite hobby has always been 'poking holes in clouds'. :) Anyway, everything about that image and even the 'howdy' sentiment completely reminds me of my awesome Daddy!! So fun.

Supplies for both cards: Cosmo Cricket PP, May Arts ribbon, WRMK grommets, AC and Melissa Frances Rub ons.
It's my son's Birthday today so we are headed into an evening and a whole weekend of fun!! Looking forward to all of it. Hope you have a great long weekend too!

Monday, May 18, 2009

hello girls!

have you heard the BIG 2S4Y news?! Laura and Kazan are hosting what's sure to be a fabulous 5 week cardmaking challenge! How fun does that sound?! It all starts on June 1st so mark your calendars :) To read more about it, and to see the BIG prize, head over to 2S4Y!

I made this quick little card yesterday with some scraps I had laying around. When I saw the scalloped paper, I was inspired to use Kazan's sketch 26 again from last week :)
Supplies: American Crafts PP, Crate Paper rub on and Melissa Frances buttons.
I'll be back again tomorrow with my card for Sketch This! See you then.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sunny Saturday....

I just love days like today...nothing much going on. Just yard work, playing outside, little bike rides around the neighborhood and making cards during naptime :)

Just one today...
based on Kazan's sketch #26 over at 2S4Y.
Supplies: Kraft CS, American Crafts PP, Stampin' Up ribbon and Daisy Bucket Designs stamp.
I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Monday, May 11, 2009


It was my Birthday recently and my awesome hubby (and kids) got me a cricut!! I am so excited and a little overwhelmed with all of the possibilities. It is so fun, though, I love it!! So, here is my first card using the Don Juan cartridge...I created the window card base with the cricut:

Super simple!

Supplies: AC PP and stickers, May Arts ribbon.

And, here are a few mini cards I made using the same supplies and also the cricut: thanks cut~also from the Don Juan cart (the only one I have right now).

(these three mini cards will be in the upcoming October CARDS publication).

Well, that's it for me...just a few minutes till my oldest will get home from school, so I'd better get ready for him :)

Thanks for stopping by!