Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Beginnings

Today I went to Cute Card Thursday's Challenge blog and saw that the challenge is to create a "new beginnings" type card. How perfect is it that today is Allison's first day of Kindergarten??! I was sitting here moping around and thought that it was a great time to craft and stop feeling sorry for myself!! I used the sketch Heather has up at CCC on CafeMom to make this card. Allison had a great first day... boy she was tired when I picked her up. She was so stinkin' cute this morning getting ready for the big day!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sweet Dreams

Ever since I saw this week's sketch at ICSC, I have been going crazy trying to figure out what I was going to do with it. I love it, it just took some thinking! I was hopping around Dustin Pike's blog last night and found this ever so adorable freebie. I used all SU! materials along with this image (except for Copics for coloring). The stamp set is In the Stars and I used the Sweet Stars jumbo wheel to create the background. I am also using this card for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge which is to use 3D. The yellow stars are all raised up with pop dots!!
This card reminds me of when Dominic was a baby. We decorated his room in Sun, Moon, and Stars. Sniffle... now my baby is almost 8 and in 2nd grade!! Wow, how the time really goes by fast.

Crafty Creations-Farm Challenge and Exciting News!

I am so excited to announce that Deena and the Crafty Creations Challenge team asked me to stay on as a permanent member of the Design Team!! This is really such an honor for me. The ladies on this blog are so amazing and talented. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!!

This week's challenge is to create a farm themed item. Remember, you don't have to make cards, anything crafty will be perfect. Please head on over and check out what the DT has created for you this week... you will be happy you did!! Enjoy your day!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Two in One!!

Hello! Today was such a great day. My son Dominic started second grade. He was so excited and had lots of fun. It was also nice because I got to spend extra time with my 5 year old, Allison. She will be starting Kindergarden on Thursday. I really don't think I will do as well dropping her off as I was Dominic today. Although, I have to admit my heart hurt a bit when I left his classroom today.

This card is for Roses on Paper and Get Sketchy. The ladies at Roses on Paper asked us to find a sketch and use a punch while creating our card. I was on the Get Sketchy blog and really liked the sketch they have up and decided it would be great for both challenges. It is kinda hard to see, but I used my ticket corner punch and an edge punch on the brown strip of cardstock. I was so excited to get to use my new Sarah Kay stamp. I think the image is just too sweet. Well, I am off to start dinner for my family. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunhine Monday

Hello!! Well, it is another beautiful Monday!! Today is the day the Sunshine and Giggles design team likes to showcase Janice's adorable stamps!! Here is the card I created for this week. Have a most wonderful week!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Delightful Sketches #5

Have you been over to Delightful Sketches to check out their current sketch? I was and just had to play with it right away. The image I used is the current Freebie Friday image that you can find on the Digital Delight store page. I am so hooked on Wendy's images. They are just adorable and so easy to use on my cards. Isn't he just the cutest?? Thanks so much for taking time to check out my blog!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sketch Saturday

I was able to sneak away for a little bit tonight to make a card. I can't believe not one of my little monsters interrupted me the whole time I made this card for Sketch Saturday!! This was such a fun sketch, and I was able to get out my new border punch again!!! I just really, really like the Martha Stewart punches... waaaay more than I thought I would. I used my copics, paper stash, and SU! card stock for this card. Good night, and here is to a wonderful and blessed Sunday!

WOW! What an honor!!

This morning I was so pleasantly surprised to find a blog award from Wendy from Creations by Louby Lou. I can't even begin to tell you how much this means to me coming from her. Thank you so much Wendy, this really made my day!!

Here is what you have to do to retain this award:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy Logo and place on your blog.
3. Link the person who nominated you for this award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people find interesting.
5. Nominate seven Kreativ Bloggers
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave comments on all 7 blogs letting them know you nominated them.

Here are my 7 interesting facts!

1. I am a preschool teacher. This year I am teaching the 2's and it is freaking me out!
2. I love to read and am on the final book of the Twilight series.
3. My favorite embellie right now has to be primas.
4. My arms are double jointed... eww!
5. I have 3 wonderful and beautiful children.
6. I am married to my very best friend.
7. I have a 7 month old lab mix puppy named Bella. (who is destroying my house!)

My nominations for this award go to:
Heather D.
Heather T.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You

I really had a lot of fun making this card for the 2 Sketches 4 You challenge. This week they are offering a GD spot for a week if you win!! How cool would that be???? For this card I used various papers from my collection... gotta use those up!! This cute little froggie is from Stampin Up! Sorry to make this super short, but I have GOT to get something done around this house today!! Have a good one!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Susie Suprise

Tonight Allison and I got to work with The Greeting Farm's Susie Suprise set. Allison did such a great job coloring for a 5 year old and just looooooved the set as much as her mom!! This card is for Cupcake Craft Challenges' First Birthday challenge. They want to see bday cards with the option of a cupcake!! Fun! Happy Birthday Cupcake Craft Challenges!! The second challenge I made this for is Papertake Weekly's sketch challenge. It was a great sketch to work with!! I used Copics to color with and all SU! DP and cardstock.

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

My new Faerie Song Art stamp came today from SCADC!!! Yea! This is Bryony and I just think she is the sweetest fairy I have ever seen!! This card is for Midnight Madness' current sketch. I am really happy with the way it came out, I really like the sketch!! Now off to play with the other goodies that came today!!

Tags Galore!!

I am enjoying my time as Guest Designer at Crafty Creations so much! The ladies over there are just so nice and super talented! Thanks again for having me. This week we want to see some tags on your projects! You don't have to make a card, it can be anything. If you haven't checked out Crafty Creations, please stop by... I know you will love it!

I made this apple tag on my cricut with the Doodle Charms cartriage. The paper is Bella Rose from Stampin Up... I just really love this DP! This is a teacher's gift for Allison's Kindergarten Teacher. Inside she will find 5 Teacher Anya cards and envies. I hope she likes it!

ICSC #30 and A Spoon Full of Sugar

The sketch this week at ICSC is a lot of fun!! I decided to combine their challenge with A Spoon Full of Sugar's Travel Challenge. For this card I used this image that my very sweet and thoughtful Friend, Dee sent me a looooong time ago. Thank, Dee! I colored this cute couple with Copics and SU! markers. I honestly don't know who makes this paper, but I really like it!! I have got to start keeping better track of the makers before I put my paper away!! I have been feeling kinda stressed this week, and it was nice to get downstairs into my stamping room and just get away for a bit. Thanks for coming by to visit me!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Beary Special

I went into my stamping room to do Stamptacular Sunday's Challenge #20 which is to create a project using a bear theme. That is when I realized (much to my surprise!) that I don't own ANY bear stamps!! Growing up I just loved teddy bears and I just couldn't believe I didn't have even one! Luckily I was able to go into my image stash and low and behold there was a cute little guy that my friend Shannon sent me some time ago!!

I colored him using copics and SU! markers. The dp is all Stampin Up and of course the flowers are Primas. I am so glad I was able to get this one done... thanks for saving me, Shannon!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Check Out this CANDY!!

Heather mentioned this candy, and it is sooooo excititng!! Steph is celebrating over 25,000 hits by giving away a $150 gift certificate to the store of your choice. How cool is that??? Head on over to her blog here and check it out!! Congrats, Steph!!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tuesday Morning Sketches #6

I actually had some time to make a card this morning- yea me!! I just love the sketch Melissa created this week for Tuesday Morning Sketches. It is so clean and fun!! I used my new Anya for this card. I just love this new set! The DP is by Stampin Up- I believe it is called Afternoon Tea. Well, off to break up a fight between my oh so lovely kiddos! Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Ingredients for a Tea Party!!

Stamptacular Sunday's current challenge is an ingredient challenge. They gave us the "ingredients" to use in our creations. We were to use one flower, two different designer papers, and three brads. I chose this ADORABLE Tea Party set by My Cute Stamps. I ordered this because my girls loooove to have tea parties with their Grandma Rose, and I knew I would get lots of use out of it. Isn't it cute?? I also used Tea Party DP from SU! (I thought it was fitting!! :)!) I also used my new Martha Stewart Edge punch on this card.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Where Did Summer Go??

It is just so hard for me to believe that summer is coming to an end. I was lucky enough to work only part-time this summer to spend extra time with my kids. When I was at work, they are too because I work at a preschool!! We really had a lot of fun. Yesterday we headed to the pool and just had a blast. The weather was perfect and the kids were, too!! (believe it or not!!) I was excited when I saw that Cute Card Thursday's challenge is to create a beach card. At least I can hold on a bit longer, right!?? I also used the sketch from Delightful Sketches. Have a beautiful evening!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Let's See Some Yellow!!

When Deena from Crafty Creations sent me the challenge for the second week as Guest Designer, I was so excited!! We are using yellow in our projects to celebrate the last of the summer sun!!! I tend to forget to use yellow... but I really think it makes for such a cheery and fun look. I decided not to make a card this week, but a journal. I just love this DP and have used it many times before. The card stock is So Saffron by SU! If you haven't stopped by Crafty Creations, head on over and create something yellow!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Midnight Madness #14

I have been wanting to try the technique where you just punch circles of the same color as your background to give a textured effect for some time now. I finally did it tonight using Midnight Madness' sketch for this week. If you haven't been to their blog, you should check it out. There is so much going on!! I used this Annika image that I got in an image swap in TGF Sisters on CafeMom. She is just too cute!! I colored her with my Copic Markers and all of the cardstock and DP is from SU! You really can't tell in the picture. but the white CS is shimmery. Good night my friends, sleep tight!

ICSketches #29

You all know how much I enjoy ICSketches and this week is no different than any other!! The sketch is great and the DT has made such fabulous cards! For this one I decided to use Birthday Ian. He was free from TGF's birthday bash!! Isn't he adorable?? I used copics to color him and some stickles for a little sparkle. The paper is all from my scap bin- yeah!!! I am finally using some of those scraps up! I hope everyone is doing well!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Midnight Madness Blog Candy Celebration!!

Blog Candy Post will stay at the top until the second week of Aug!This Candy is being posted as an early celebration of my blog’s speedy approach to 30,000 hits. ANYONE can join in this drawing. One lucky winner is going to be very happy with the prize giveaway, so check out what is up for grabs. You have till Aug 14th to get in on this celebration!!

grand prize to one winner!2.A BRAND NEW DOCTORS DIE-CUT BAG
added to the grand prize when we hit 300 comments!3.TWO TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDERS
will be added as a bonus prize only if the “Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Logo” is posted on the winners blog's side bar. Note: you are NOT required to play in the challenges…this is a non Midnight Madness GIVE AWAY, but I do appreciate the support for our sketch challenges :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Midnight Madness

Chris and I spent the whole day cleaning up the house and yard. Surprisingly the kids were really cooperative and we got a ton done. It always feels good to get things back in shape!! After dinner I went out and got the mail and my new The Greeting Farm stamps were in there!! I had to try them out right away and the sketch at Midnight Madness was perfect. I used SU! dp and card stock for this card. The images are colored with SU! markers and Copics. I know it is a little early for Halloween, but I just couldn't resist these cute little guys!! Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Stampin for the Weekend

Well, what better way to start the weekend than to STAMP??!! Stampin for the Weekend has such a great sketch challenge going on. I just got this adorable Alexa stamp by Victoria Case and just had to use it!! I used my new copics to color her and I am really happy with the way she turned out. She is just so sassy!! She reminds me of my little Allison so much!!! Well, here is to a fabulous weekend!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Stampin for the Weekend

When my daughter Allison saw the journal I alterd for our babysitter, she had to have one for Kindergarten!! I of course jumped right on it and asked her to help me pick out papers and ribbon. I think it turned out really cute!!! I am going to enter this at Stampin for the Weekend- the current challenge is to alter something- perfect!! Have a great evening my friends!!!!

ICSketches #28- A Christmas Card!!

This week ICSketches has a super sketch!! I just loved working with it! There is a little twist... it has to be a Christmas card!!! I chose this paper that was RAKed to me last Christmas and Miss Anya. I used copics to color in the image and Stickles for a little sparkle. I hope you like her!!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Buttons, Buttons, and More Buttons along with Some Exciting News!

I am so excited to have been chosen to be the August Guest Designer on Crafty Creations Challenge Blog!! The challenge for this week is Buttons. I used lots and lots of buttons along with this adorable Tilda image from an image swap on Cafemom... I really think she is cute!! Please stop by Crafty Creations to check out the super talented DT's creations for this week!!

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge- Child's Play!!

This week's Sunday Stamptacular Challenge is Child's Play! They are looking for projects created just for kids!! Fun! This is a journal that I altered for my babysitter for a back to school gift. I just love this DP and Hippie Anya. Hopefully she will like it, too and use it when school starts!!

A Spoon Full of Sugar- Floral Challenge

This week on A Spoon Full of Sugar the challenge is to use flowers in our creations. This card is made from a kit that my friend Shannon sent me over at Stampers Anonymous on CafeMom. Isn't it lovely?? I just am in love with the DP and adorable Gorjuss Girl. Thanks Shannon!!

Tuesday Morning Sketches #5

Well hello there! I have not had much time to be in blog land these days!! I have been stopping by everyone's blogs even if I haven't left any comments. I'm tellin ya, we have been on the go over here!!

This is the card I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches. I am having trouble getting a good picture of this, but you can get the idea!! The paper reminded me of tie dye a bit, and thought it would go perfect with Hippie Anya. Thanks for stopping by, I have a couple more posts to make, I just have to try to get some good pictures to go with them!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Friday Sketchers

It feels like forever that I posted!! I had a super busy weekend and this is the first chance I have had to really get on the computer. This card is for the current sketch over at Friday Sketchers. When I saw this sketch I thought of this image right away. She is Susan by Elisabeth Bell. She was created by Elisabeth Bell just for SCADC, and I just loooove her. So, so sweet! I colored Miss Susan with my Copics. The paper is from Michaels (sorry, I don't know the maker!), and the cardstock is by SU!