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!
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Hope you have a great week!