Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!

to me!!! :)

Yep, today is my birthday!! And did I have a fabulous weekend!! I went over with my Mom to visit my Aunties!! And what a surprise it was...they all were there including my Grandma and cousins!! They bought my the Bind-It-All for my birthday...and boy do I LOVE it!! So here's the first album I made with my new toy (you'll be seeing lots more over the next couple weeks too!!)!!

Thank you Ginger, Gale, Carolyn, Sherry and Grandma!!!!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Three Things Challenge

Over at
Paper Popsicles one of the ladies started a really fun are given a partner and they give you three items that you have to scrap a layout with!! Some of the ladies got a little was such a blast!!! You can take a peek at them here!!
So I was challenged to use:

1. Staples (you can see them in the top-right-hand corner and on the flower stems)
2. Flowers (my favorite!!)
3. Patterned ribbon (flower stems)

This layout is pretty simple, but I just loved the way it turned out!!
Thanks for looking!!

**I apologize for the picture of the layout...the lighting was NOT cooperating!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mark Your Calendars!!!!

Because Paper Popsicles is having an online crop JULY 8th!!! Come on over and join us in all the fun!! There will be some fabulous challenges throughout the entire day...starting at 8am, 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 7pm Central time...and there will be a couple random RAK's!!! How exciting is that!!! You'll have until noon the following day (July 9th) to complete as many or all of the challenges!! You're totally not gonna want to miss out on all the fun...these challenges ROCK!!! Hope to see you there!!

Sketches! #50

First of all I want to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!! Things have been going well...we are hoping the fans can come out tomorrow and start getting everything back to normal on Monday!!

Well, it's already Thursday!!! So here's my sketch #50 card from Sketches! {by tamara}! You totally have to check out all the other cards the design team made...AWESOME!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A Couple Layouts

So sorry it's been a couple days...we had a little "disaster" Sunday afternoon...our bathroom flooded and it caused or dining room ceiling to cave in...right now I have about 10 gigantic fans in my house trying to dry everything out!!

Anyways, because of that I haven't been able to get anything new are a couple layout I created a couple months ago that weren't picked up!!

August Kit @ Paper Popsicles!!!

Oh my GOSH!!! You totally have to see these kits over at Paper Popsicles!! They are just amazing!!
Here's "Busy Body"

"Telling Stories"

Mini Kit (aren't those owls just awesome!!!)

And the Add-Ons:

You can read all the contents of each kit here!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Fishy Birthday...

I can't believe there's only one week left in June!! Crazy!! This month is VERY full for my family...lots and lots of birthday!! And one of them is my Grandpa's!! He turned 81 on Friday! Happy Birthday Grandpa!! So here's the card I made him:

And here's a layout I created for this weeks challenge over at Paper Popsicles!! You had to use black and white or sepia photos...that's so not a problem for me...they're my favorite!!! So here's the layout I created of my boys' new "do"...mohawks!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I Inspire ME!!!

You totally have to check out this new challenge blog I found the other day...called I Inspire Me! They post a challenge every other Wednesday...and this challenge was to get inspired by something you love...whether it be an object, clothing, get the idea!! So here's my inspiration: a sconce my BFF gave to me when we moved into our house!

And here's my layout!! This is my sister's little baby girl!!!

**I told you I had a lot of challenges today... :)

CPS #69 is just FULL of challenges!!! I love it!! They are all so super inspiring and really get those creative juices flowing!! I've got a couple more I'm working on today too!!
So, here's my CPS #69 card!! I used all of my lace paper...((sigh))...MUST...FIND...MORE!!! I just LOVE that stuff!!
Thanks for looking!!

Sketches! #49

Wait till you see this amazing sketch from Sketches! {by tamara}'s awesome!!!
So I don't have one of the cricut carts that cuts any bugs or animals...but I didnt' let that stop me!! I just made my own!! It was super easy!
So here's my card...make sure you check out all the other cards from the rest of them team!! They are fabulous!!!

I'll be back later with another card later!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Very Groovy Baby!!!

This layout just cracks me up....I was challenged to create a page about one of my it is...AUSTIN POWERS!!! Very very groovy baby!!! lol I just love Austin, so much that I have the theme song as my ringtone...and EVERYTIME (no matter where I am) I hear my phone ring, I'll bust out a move!! hahaha!! I decided to do mine a 6x12 because I think it would be perfect for my BAM!! Thanks for looking!!
Have a GROOVY day!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You #2

Another fabulous sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You. Here's my take on it! I've been saving this grungeboard keyhole for awhile now...just waiting for the perfect time to use it!! Thanks for looking!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Urban Lily Secret Keepers

I hope you all had a Happy Father's Day!!!

Our new class insturctor, Stacey did her first How-To class over at Paper was a mini class featuring the Urban Lily Secret Keepers!! I've had them in my stash for awhile...they are great little products, I just never knew what to do with them!! Well after seeing what Stacey came up with, I was very inspired!! She even cut the thing in half!! WOW!! Make sure you check it out in the "How-To" section here!
So I decided to try it out and make my hubby a Father's Day card...the kids drew pictures on the pull outs!! It was a blast to make!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sketches#48 totally have to check out all the amazing cards over at Sketches! {by tamara}. All the ladies did such an amazing job!! Here is the card that I did...hope you enjoy!

I hope you play along with us this week!! Make sure you leave a link to your card on the Sketches! blog so we can see it!! :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

2 Fabulous Challenges!!

I know I've said this a million times, but I just LOVE challenges!! They really get my creative juices flowing!!
Okay...this first one if from 2 Sketches 4 You!! This sketch was super fun to work with!!

And here is my CPS#68! I made this for my Dad...the quote (got it from CPS also) was amazing and totally described how I feel!!

Monday, June 9, 2008


I am so excited to announce that I have made the Design Team over at Paper Popsicles!!! I feel so blessed to be able to design for such an amazing place!! I can't wait to get started!! :)

And, here is another BAM page I made...Chapter 4..."my family"! Like I've said before...I LOVE scrapping these 6x12's!! I've used a couple of stamps on this layout...the Big Swirl is from That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams...fabulous stamps!!! The brackets are Sassafrass...and the little owl (isn't he so cute) are from Inkadinkadoo (found them at J's for $1)!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Book About Me

I've been challenged over at Paper Popsicles to start a Book About Me aka BAM...I guess I really never thought about it!! My kids have tons of layouts about them, but none about their mama!! So I started the first couple chapters (well I'm a little behind so will be working backwards...shhhh)! So here's my first page of Chapter 5..."my love"! I used the #10 sketch over at Triple The Sketch!
I made mine a was so much fun and very addicting!! You should give this size a try!! you have a Book About Me?

Friday, June 6, 2008

Father's Day cards & Teacher Gifts

I can't believe it is already a week into June!! Time sure if flying by!! Well, speaking about "time"...Father's Day is just around the corner! Here are a couple cards I made using Crate Paper! I just LOVE this line because it is very masculine and was super easy to distress!! The second card I used one of Sheila's stamps from That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams called Big Swirl...her stamps are so amazing!! I just loved this scroll and thought it added the perfect touch...since I wasn't able to use flowers!! lol

I'm sure some of your kids are already out of school...mine will be done with Preschool as of Wednesday and then will be graduating on Thursday night!! They grow up so fast!
Here are the gifts I will be giving his teachers...they were very inexpensive (especially when you are making five of them) and really fun to make! Here's another altered Starbucks bottle! I was able to find some pink M&M's and flavored tootsie rolls to put inside! And for the seeds packet...I just thought the "Forget-Me-Nots" were perfect in a matchbook style card! I hope these ideas will inspire you and help with any "last" minute gifts!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sketches! #47

Happy Thursday everyone!! Hope you all are having a wonderful day!!
Guess what time it is...the sketch over at Sketches! {by tamara} is posted!! And let me tell's fabulous!!
Wait till you see all the other cards the rest of the team made!! They are amazing!! You can take a look here!! I hope you join in on this sketch...we would love to see what you come up with!! :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Another CPS #66

I just LOVE this sketch!! So many different things you can do with it!! Okay, I'm sure you are wondering why my "Father's Day" card is very girly!! One of the guys that works for my hubby asked if I could make his Mom a Father's Day card! She raised him alone and he wanted to do something special for her!! I thought that was so sweet!!
Thanks for looking!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You

Earlier today I came across another fabulous sketch's brand new!! It's called 2 Sketches 4 You!! You have to check out this awesome blog started by Laura and Kazan...their sketches are amazing!! Very inspirational!! So here's my cards:

Sunday, June 1, 2008

A Couple Card Challenges...

I just love card challenges!! They really help my creative juices to flow!! So, here we go...this first one is for Triple The Sketch #9! I got a little carried away with the embroidery stitching (you can see that on the next card too)!! I just loved this's perfect for using up those scraps!!

And here is my CPS #67...I was really inspired by the layout of this sketch! My card turned out a little different...I used lace paper and a flower as two of my layers! I'll even give you a peek of the inside! ((I told you I got a little carried away with the embroidery stitching))

Christmas Card Anyone?

Sometime last month I came across a fabulous blog with an awesome challenge!! Fab's Big Christmas Challenge You make a Christmas card every month! And who doesn't need Christmas cards? I know I need LOTS!!! So I thought I would give it a try! So last night when my hubby and I were watching a movie (trust me...I didn't miss much) I created this card! I really like it and will be making a couple more of them!! Make sure you check out this amazing blog!!!


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