Friday, September 28, 2012

Owl be Missing You

Just a quick note before I head out to the Girl Scout camp out that I am helping with this weekend. I was in charge of crafts and I thought I would share one of them that the older girls will be doing this weekend.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'll be back after the weekend.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

OWH Love You Cards

I have some cards tonight that I'm sending to Operation Write Home. This is for an OWH challenge. The challenge was Holiday cards or Love cards. I chose to go the love route!

I used a video tutorial on the Gina K blog to do the wood grain backgrounds.

I used Memento ink pads Desert Sand and London Fog after I scored the lines one inch apart. Then I used the Gina K stamp set Sung from the Heart. I layered with white, blue or red card stock. I hope the service men and women will like them. Have a great Wednesday. We are almost on the down-side of the week! Yippee!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Nautical Birthday

Happy Monday! Today I am a guest designer for Paper MakeupStamps. I want to thank everyone over at Paper Makeup Stamps for welcoming me as a guest designer. The challenge this week is “anything goes” but you must use a digital image. Easy peasy! So hop on over and check out their challenge and of course, play along! Here’s my card for the challenge:

The materials I used include 2 colors of blue cardstock, Cuttlebug embossing folder Spots and Dots, Paper Makeup digital stamp: Eric theFairy Captain, Spellbinders circle dies and Trio of Ribbon Tags die, Copic and Bic markers, twine, ribbon from my stash (I think this one came from Michaels). 

Challenges I am entering:
Thanks for stopping by today and thanks to Paper Makeup Stamps for featuring me as their guest designer. Please stop over and play along. All you need is a digital stamp. Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I'll Have a Blue Christmas

Happy Saturday to you all! Another gorgeous weekend day today; a bit on the chilly side but the sun was shining brightly. The Doodle Pantry Design Team got their new sets to work with today. I am so excited for this October release coming up on the 1st. Eighteen new sets that are just wonderful. I haven’t started working yet but I can’t wait to get going.  Later tonight my son Dan will be home from Utah. I’m looking forward to spending some time with him. He’s leaving to go back to Utah tomorrow evening so we don’t have a lot of time. Tomorrow he’s taking me to the Colts game as a birthday present. I am so excited to spend time with him at something we both enjoy. Go Colts!
My card today is a bit out of my comfort zone but I liked the way it turned out. I usually work with an A2 size card but once I started cutting things for this one I knew it wasn’t going to fit on 4 ¼ by 5 ½. So I made this a 6x6.

Here’s the materials I used: Quick Cutz tag dies, Memory Box Winterland Tree (from Joan’s Garden), Brazill Basic Blue Paper (for the card base), Peachy Keen Chill Baby Chill Snowman Stamp Set (snowman image), sentiment from TLC Creations, Baby Blue Stickles. If you are wondering how I attached the trees, I used a special glue that I bought from Joan's Garden. It's called Glue and Seal and it dries clear so you can add it to the top and bottom of the small areas. It great!

Challenges I am entering:

·         Joan’s Garden challenge: use a tree and a snowman, the colors blue and white, and have a corner piece
·         Speedy Fox and Friends challenge: make a tag

Thanks for stopping by today. Watch for a special post on Monday as I am a guest designer for the Paper Makeup Stamps challenge. I am so excited about that! Stop back and play along with the challenge this week. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Just a quick card tonight. I made a series of these cards with the windows. Most of them I am sending to Operation Write Home for our service men and women.

The image is a freebie from Dearie Dolls and the sentiment is from the Doodle Pantry set called Quirky Parrot. I used fall color designer paper for the background, added the window embellishment and the image and sentiment. Lots of layers but pretty simple.

I'm entering these challenge:
Thanks for stopping by today. It's a busy week and not enough time. But my son Dan called last night (from Utah) and said he wanted to take me to the Colts game in Indianapolis. I am so excited to see him but even more excited that we are going to get a little mother-son time watching a football game together. Hope you get time this weekend for fun with your family.  Hope the rest of your week is amazing!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy Anniversary

Happy Monday! We got a little bit of rain today. We could use much more but we'll take whatever we can get whenever we can get it. Besides, the weekend was beautiful for my birthday on Saturday so rain on Monday when I have to go back to work is not a problem. It can rain all week if we have nice weekends.

My card tonight is for my sister and her husband for their anniversary. It's not my usual kind of card for an anniversary but I like the results.

This is a stair step card and I used a Doodle Pantry image called Bird Bath Joy. The base is a deep purple card stock and the  background paper is from a paper pack that a friend sent me. Very trendy with the hexagons and chevron patterns. The flower layers are popped up with dimensionals. The Happy Anniversary sentiment is from a Gina K stamp set.

I am entering this card into these challenges:

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and a great start to your week. Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Doodle Pantry Mid-Month Release

Laurie at Doodle Pantry gave us all a special surprise this week. She decided to have a mini release this week. Wait until you see what she has in store. I used the Quirky Scarecrow set for my card today.

I used the colored image from the set. There is also an outline image, sentiments and background paper. It's a complete set! I backed my card with paper from the Paper Studio and added a window with lots of clouds. I made this a thank you card for a co-worker who brought me a bouquet of flowers for my birthday. 

Check out the rest of the fun sets being released today. Scroll toward the bottom of the page to see the brand new sets. Don't forget the Doodle Pantry Challenge. Use any Doodle Pantry image to enter the challenge. Lots of free images to choose from at the Doodle Pantry store. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Whoo's Birthday Is It?

We are settling back into a routine now that my son moved back in with us. He even cooked dinner this evening and did the dishes yesterday. What a nice surprise that is! We still need to move lots of his stuff back into the house. Right now it's stored in the garage. We are slowly finding places for everything to fit.
I have some birthdays this month that I need to get moving on. So my card tonight is for a nephew's birthday in a few days.
I put the two images together using Photoshop Elements Editor. The sentiment (Guess whoo's wishing you a happy Birthday) is a freebie from Create with TLC and the image is  this week's freebie from Floppy Latte Designs. The background paper is from the Paper Studio's Safari paper pack. I used some ribbon from my stash and faux stitched around the background and the image. I added some fall colored punched leaves as embellishments.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Hope your week is off to a great start.  Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a Happy Hump Day!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

With Sympathy

Unfortunately the weekend is almost over. It's been a busy one for our family. We moved our youngest back home from North Carolina. We have a garage full of furniture that will need to be assimilated into the household for a while. So most of this week will be finding nook and crannies to stick stuff. I'm thrilled to have him home again for a while.
I didn't have a lot of time this weekend to craft but I do have a card that I haven't posted yet. The last of my sympathy cards that I needed a few weeks ago.

The background is more of the leftover wallpaper. The beautiful flowers are a pre-colored image from Doodle Pantry called Buttercups. The sentiment is from a Gina K set. I use Spellbinders circle dies to cut the image and background. And then added the square self-adhesive rhinestones. Pretty easy.

Hope your weekend was spectacular and you have a wonderful start to your week. Take care!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Here we go a Carolling

Happy Thursday! Almost the weekend. I've been AWOL again. My son lost his job in North Carolina and we went to visit. This weekend we are moving him home to Indiana. So I'm trying to make room for an apartment full of furniture and other stuff. He has a few prospects for new jobs so we are keeping our fingers crossed!  If you can send up a few prayers I would really appreciate it!

My card tonight is for Operation Write Home. A cute little Christmas card.

The background paper is really a piece of wall paper. We had left over wall paper from day camp and making sit upons. So I'm using some of the left overs on my cards. I used scraps of ribbon to back the Spellbinder die cut image. The image and sentiment is from a brand new Doodle Pantry set called Caroling Friends. I used the already colored image but the set also comes with outlines, background papers and sentiments. I also added a mitten as an embellishment. Makes me want to head into cooler weather.

If you haven't checked out Operation Write Home or sent cards to help our soldiers keep in touch with home, please check it out and help the cause. Any amount or cards or postage help!

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my blog. I'm hoping that I will have more time to get back to crafting once we get my son settled in. Hope you have a wonderful Friday and a super start to your weekend.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Nature's Calling

September is here and hopefully the cooler weather. We are expecting Isaac to hit us this weekend and dump lots of rain. Normally I would be jumping up and down to get rain since we have been so dry this summer but that much rain in so little time means the ground won't be able to absorb it all. So flooding is expected. Yikes! Wishing everyone a safe weekend who might be in the path of this storm. Be very careful out there.

Today is a new release for the fabulous September sets from Doodle Pantry. Laurie has another group of winner sets that you are just going to love. I got an amazing set to work with (grin)! It's called Nature Calls and it's so funny!

I used the new Doodle Pantry Nature Calls stamp set for the image, sentiment and background paper. Isn't this set a hoot? I couldn't wait to play with this one! I used the Paper Players sketch from last week. Missed entering by a day. You can check out all the new releases here.

Laurie has some wonderful specials going on for Labor Day. From August 31st to September 9th take 35% off everything in your cart. And make a purchase and get another set called Poodles of Fun for free from September 1 through September 24th.

Don't forget about the Doodle Pantry Challenge which will be posted at noon today. Just use any Doodle pantry image to make a project (and if you don't have any just check out the free image section!) and you get the free Mister Monkey set for playing along. Plus you could win even more goodies by entering. The challenge is good until September 24th and the winner will be announced on September 25th. So easy!

Thanks for stopping in today. Don't forget to check out my Design Team sisters. They have some amazing projects to show you with this new release.Have a wonderful weekend! I am away this weekend so I'm hoping that this posts on time and as scheduled. Crossing my fingers! LOL!

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