Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lots Going on Here...

Well, as you can see I changed things around a bit!!
For those of you who frequent my blog know that I get bored very easily and am constantly changing my blog "look" every couple months! So here's it is...I'm totally loving the black and white!! My poor hubby has to deal with this at home too!! I change things alot...epecially decorating!! My kitchen has had a new look every year we've been at our house!! lol

Okay, back on track...first of all I'd like to apologize for not posting like I normally do!! Things have been rather hectic in the Gallagher family since school has been out!! The boys are keeping me very busy and by the end of the day I'm pooped out and just want to go to bed!! But that's going to change...I'm going to start posting WAY more often!! Tricia, hold me on that...seriously!! ((love you girl))

So, now to the good stuff...I'm was super excited to find the time to use Dawn's sketch this week!! It was very inspirational!! So here is what I came up with!!
I turned my scallops around so you the circle didn't cover them up as much!! Hope you like it!!

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: October Afternoon
Hemp: Darice
Ribbon: Prima
Buttons: Creative Cafe
Other: Cuttlebug, Cricut

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Be Inspired #42

Hello everyone!! I hope you all are having a wonderful day!!
Can you believe the month of July is almost over? Where has the time gone?
Before we know it the summer will be over and the kids will be back in school!!

Anyways, this week at Cuttlebug Challenge we are celebrating National Friendship day!! The challenge was to make a gateway card with your favorite embossing folder! Now I'll be honest...I really don't have a favorite folder because I love so many of them!! But for this challenge I used the gorgeous Victoria can't really see it but it's there!! I also used the fabulous Coredinations cardstock!!

I hope you join us this week for a chance to win some beautiful digital designs and some new embossing folders!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Be Inspired #41

Happy Wednesday everyone!!
I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far!!

Today at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog we are featuring the GORGEOUS "Victoria" embossing folder!! I must say...this is one of my faves (but then again, I'm loving all the new folders)!
So, this weeks challenge was to make something altered!!
I've been saving this Prima jar for quite sometime now...and I'm glad I did, because it was perfect for this challenge! It's a little hard to see but my white paper is embossed with the Victoria folder!! The container is filled with a soft pair of pink socks, lotion and some delicious body spray!! A perfect gift to encourage someone to relax!!

I hope you join us this week....there is still time to enter for a chance to win some of the new folders!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenges Be Inspired #40

It's Wednesday!!
And you all know what that means...a new challenge over at Cuttlebug Challaneges!!

This week is a sketch...and you all know how much a LOVE sketches!!!
Hope you play along with us this week...don't forget if you play all month you will be entered in a drawing to win some of the *brand new* embossing folders!!!!

Make sure you head over and check out all the other fabulous cards by the DT...along with the sponsers DT!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009


First of all I'd like to say "thank you" to everyone who participated in the Paper Popsicles Blog Hop!! I had a blast and I hope you did too!!! are you ready to find out who won some blog candy from my blog??



CONGRATS girl!!!
Please make sure you contact Melissa to so she can send out your prize!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Are you ready for a super fun weekend?? Well I'm glad you stopped by because I have something FUN in store for you!!

Paper Popsicles is having it's first ever blog hop!! So you'll be asked to hop from blog to blog featuring yummy eye candy with a summer theme...and of course what's eye candy without a little blog candy...make sure you leave a comment before you hop along to the next blog and you just might pick up a prize!!! Each blog will feature a secret word...these words needs to be collected and then put together to form a phrase. This phrase will then need to be emailed to by Sunday night, July 12 at midnight Central time to be eligible for our grand prize.

So......lets get started!!!

If you are joining me from Jen's blog "It is what it is!" are hopping right along...if you just stumbled upon my won't want to miss a thing, so hop on over ot thePaper Popsicles Blog to get you started.

Here's my project I'd like to share with you!!
I chose to keep my card and bag blank so I can use it for any fun summer occassion!!

The card was so much fun to make...yes that is real sand (shhhh...I took a little bit from my boys' sandbox)!! To make the card you need a 10.5" X 5.5" piece of cardstock. Then score at 1.25", 2.5", 4.25", 6", and 8.25" and fold accordian style. Decorate!! Now how easy is that!!
If you have any questions please feel free to ask...I will answer them in my comments!!

You're almost there...
**Did you know that the Paper Popsicles blog features a new card challenge every Wednesday?
**Did you know that every month we have weekly theme challenges hosted on our message board?
**Did you know that we have a monthly sketch challenge?
**Did you know that we hold auditions each month for our next guest designer....details can be found on our message board!!!
**Have you seen the kits in the store? Did you see there is one main kit, two mini-kits, and a card kit each month?
**Have you been over to see the design team and guest designer's galleries to see their amazing work done with the fabulous products offered in the Paper Popsicles store?

now...for my secret is SPRINKLERS

Don't forget to leave me a comment so you are entered into the drawing here on my blog....

and now head on over to Valerie Chmielak's Blog to see her fabulous project and collect the next secret word!! HAVE FUN!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I Caught a Little Baby Bumble Bee...

.....won't my Mommy be so proud of me!!
lol Remember that little song?? ((sigh)) memories!
My kids are singing that song CONSTANTLY, thanks to Grandma!! :)
It's so cute to watch them do the little hand movements...squishing the poor thing is their favorite part!! Silly boys!!

Anyways, my card for today I used the AMAZING sketch over at ICSketches!! I know I say this every week, but Dawn's sketches are so much fun to work with!! I find a lot of inspiration lurking about them!! Make sure you go take a peek....especially at all the beautiful cards her DT has done!!

Here's what I came up with...and no it won't sting you!! Promise!! The card is actually a tri-fold held together by the bow!!

**Don't forget**
About the Paper Popsicles Blog Hop this weekend & make sure you head over to the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog to see the new Owl Flourish embossing folder that will be released this summer!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Countdown to CHA - BE INSPIRED #39, here is the fabulous owl embossing folder!! Owl Flourish
Make sure you head over to the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog to see all the amazing creations by the Design Team!! It's stocked FULL of inspiration!! There is even a FABULOUS tutorial by one of the team don't want to miss it!!

This week challenge is to create a woodsy outdoor project, using woodsy animals (except for snakes) using twigs, pebbles, or anything from nature...and a color templete (you can find that HERE).
I really hope you join us this week!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Summer Weather Is Finally To STAY!!!

I am BEYOND excited that the summer weather has finally decided to stay!! I have to admit...I was conviced winter was going to stay all year long!! But we have had a couple weeks of GORGEOUS sunny weather!! Unfortunately my Zots aren't enjoying it as much!! lol

So, have you checked out the card challenges over at the Paper Popsicles Blog?? If you haven't you have to go take a peek!! They have a card challenge every Wednesday!! And make sure you mark your calendars because they are having Blog Hop on July 11th and 12th!! It's going to be a BLAST!!!
Anyways, here's the card I came up with for this week's challenge (which happened to be a FAVE!!).

And then of course I had to play along over at ICSketches!! Dawn's sketches are so much fun to play with!!! Here's what I came up with!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge Be Inspired #38

Okay, so in case you haven't seen on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog I was asked to join the design team!! I was super excited and couldn't pass up this amazing opportunity!!

So for the ENTIRE month of July we will be featuring all the new folders that are being released!! So make sure you stop by all and join in all the fun!! And wait till you see all the inspiration we have in store for you!!

This weeks challenge was to use the colors Red, White and Blue!! And to use button and the Swiss Dots embossing folder!!

Make sure you link your card over at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog so we can see your fabulous creation!!


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