September 16, 2009


Allergies, allergies, allergies! Sheesh, when does it end? I've been suffering from them for a couple weeks now! Seems the meds don't want to work any more either! Oh my poor, poor nose!

Anyway, here's a card I created for Halloween - good grief it'll be here before we know it! The stores are already putting out the decorations!! I recently picked up the latest Scrapbooks, Etc magazine and loved how they placed chipboard letters under cardstock (with a different core color) and sanded over top to bring out the core color! Thought I'd give it a try on this card. I used Core'dinations cardstock. I think it turned out pretty good. The little metal cat on the card is actually from an old halloween charm bracelet I had! Look around your'd be amazed at what you can find to put on your cards and layouts!

Thanks for looking. Have a wonderful day!

September 13, 2009

Wishing you........

GOOD MORNING! I love Sunday mornings. Everything just always seems to be so peaceful. Most Sunday mornings (September - May) my sister and I go online and chat! She lives 3000 miles away from me so the internet makes it so much easier for us to chat and share creative ideas! (morning Sis - I know you're up and wanting to talk!!)
The above card was made with patterned paper, lime green cardstock (my fav color), some ribbon, flowers, My Sentiments Exactly stamp, bling and stickles! I filled in the flowers on the patterned paper with silver stickles rather than bling (which I used on the fabric flowers).
TIP: When using stickles if you give the underside of the paper a couple flicks with your thumb/index finger the "points" left by the stickles will settle down and looks more even and a lot nicer!

Another reason I love Sundays is the traditional Sunday Dinner! A big meal to end the weekend/start the week, with a yummy dessert is always looked forward to! I think today I'll make a lemon meringue pie - YUM - to go along with my pot roast!

Enjoy your day!

September 12, 2009

Welcome Little One

Had this really cute little dinosaur stamp and wasn't sure what to do with it, but after playing around for a bit the above card is what I came up with. The embossed circles were made on the cuttlebug (I did see this cuttlebug part on a card created by another lady, on a site that I just can't remember off the top of my head.....thank you to her though!). The two lines above the circles were embossed on the Top Score (pic below). If you don't have one of those babies (AND the Enveloper) I strongly urge you to get one. I don't know how I ever created without one before.

Awesome tutorial on how to use the Top Score and Enveloper HERE

September 11, 2009

Thinking of You

Have been thinking a lot this morning about 9/11 and because I haven't seen one of my friends in awhile, thought I'd make her a card. You can make this easy "Thinking of You" card with your leftover scraps! The little squares are made using a 1 1/4" punch (or you can use your paper trimmer) and the ribbon is frayed along the edges for a softer effect. Once everything was stuck down I outlined the squares with my black pen to make them 'pop'.

September 7, 2009


Hope you are all enjoying the Labor Day long weekend! Our last "summer" weekend. :-(
Seeing how it's very early and I can't sleep, I thought I'd go to my scrap room (even though it's still in quite a state of chaos) and try to create something. Not being able to do so for a few weeks now I think I'm having withdrawal!
Anyhow, I made a simple Thank You card that I thought I'd share.

I used Bazzill cardstock for the card as well as the card front. Imaginisce Tree Stamp, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Making Memories Word Fetti metal "Thanks", Kaiser Craft pearls and sheer ribbon.
The card front is embossed on the cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and the oval scallop cutout was made using Spellbinders Nestabilities! (the oval shape is cut out of the green card front - not an individual white oval shape). The image is then stamped inside the cut out shape!
Thanks for looking. Have a wonderful day!

September 5, 2009


Wow! Where has the summer gone? Hmmm, you're probably asking 'what summer'?
The weather sure wasn't the greatest but hey, we certainly can't complain about the weather since September 1st, eh? I kinda like. Okay I admit it - I really love having July in September. Sure hope it lasts and lasts and lasts.........

Well, the store has been completely emptied, slat wall removed, carpets shampooed, etc., etc., and now I'm working on my scrapbook room. Trying to get it reorganized into a somewhat more manageable mess - very slowly I might add seeing how I ripped off half the nail on my right index finger while trying to move a cabinet! Can you say "OUCH"? I certainly did. I am not one that handles any kind of pain (or gore). Good thing my daughter was around to doctor me up while I held onto the bathroom counter to keep from fainting! Needless to say, typing is weird (and difficult) when trying to type without using that finger!

Anyhow, once the room gets in better shape I'll be burying myself in there and passing along some great ideas!

We have lots to share so PLEASE don't go away............

We'll be here soon, I promise!