Saturday, January 31, 2009

Friend to Friend

I used the AMYRS56 sketch for this card as well as Candy Lane dp and the Love You Much stamp set and punch. Super easy and I am sure you'll see this sketch again this week.

Here is a close-up:
Not alot going on today, just grocery shopping and lazing. I hope to find time to stamp as well since I don't have anything scheduled for the blog for the week. Definitely have to work on that. LOL Plus, I have some new goodies to use.


Lauren tagged me.

Go to where you store your photos on your computer. Go to the SIXTH folder and pick the SIXTH photo. Post that photo on your blog along with a SHORT story about it. Tag SIX people and leave a comment on their blog or email them letting them know you chose them.

Just a random picture of Cody taken with my new camera. He's a ham, so it's not hard to get him to pose. I just end up having to coach him for a while to get a good smile. Still adorable with those front teeth missing.

Lisa also tagged me.

I've seen these everywhere, so if you want either of these tags, they're yours.

Thanks so much for thinking of me, I truly appreciate being included in all the fun!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Soft Sympathy

My friend Barb, from work, lost her mother on Monday. This is the card I made to offer condolences from our office. The Out on a Limb set from Paper Trey Ink is just perfect for these sorts of occasions.

The papers are from the Sabrina line of MM, so pretty and chic. I just love the colors.

I am thankful it's Friday, I'm so ready for the weekend. Nothing planned, but it sure will be glad to just be at home and do nothing.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Another Origami Box

I made this for Becky, my friend at work. I still have to make a few more for at least two more ladies at the office.

I used the latest sketch from Beary Box for the top. Check out the Beary Box blog for all the designers cards. If you decide to make a card for the sketch, there's a great prize.

My nephew came through surgery well. The tumor was the size of a ping pong ball and wasn't attached to any nerves or muscles which is very positive news. We should hear something from the pathologist by Friday. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


ETA: My nephew came through surgery fine, the tumor was the size of a ping pong ball. It wasn't attached to any nerve endings and it is in the hands of the pathologists right now. We hope to know something about it by Friday. Thanks for all the prayers and thoughts.
Just a quick and simple card as I haven't been having alot of time to create these days. Where does the day go? The good news is that my latest SU! order will be delivered on Friday and I'll be able to play with new goodies over the weekend.

Be sure to go to Danni's blog to find out who is joining us on the Flutterby Wednesday Featured Stampers for February as well as to find out who won the blog candy! As always, if you decide to participate and upload to PCP or SCS, please use the keyword FBW42 so we can find them all together.

Cody got bit by a dog on Monday night. He was at the sitter's house and her DH absentmindedly let the dog inside and it went straight for Cody. Poor baby's left *cheek* is completely bruised and has a small puncture in it. He told me he didn't want his booty to be black & blue, unfortunately it was already too late.

Also, please pray for my nephew Dakota. He is going in for surgery this morning to have a tumor removed from his jawline. The doctors aren't sure what it is, we are all just praying with all we have that it's not cancer. He's 11 and he's absolutely scared to death.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jumbo Clip Bookmarks

I made these for my friend, Becky. She works with me and was so sweet to gift me Eclipse, the third book in the Twilight series. Can you tell I'm obsessed? Anyway, when I couldn't find it, she managed to track it down and secure it for me. I am so grateful to her. She admitted to me that she reads several books at once and I immediately thought to make her a few different bookmarks. Hopefully, they are to her liking.

I finished the final book in the series, Breaking Dawn, on Sunday night. I read for nine solid hours, only taking small breaks for laundry and other duties. I am so glad to have read them and I love the core of the story, such a sucker for love, I suppose. Now, I have to wait until the movie comes out on video since I didn't have the chance to see it while it was still in theaters. Becky and I are going to have a girls movie night, and will be swooning over Edward the whole time. LOL

Monday, January 26, 2009

Arms Open Wide

I used Jen's SFYTT for this week. I should have used paper with a more whimsical pattern, but all in all it's not hideous. The black cardstock has been embossed using a Cuttlebug folder.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cuppa Love

I just adore this cute little image from the Coffee's Brewin' set at H&M Stamps. Very simple card, not alot going on. Gonna make this a short post, lots to do today.

Tons of laundry, other housework that has gone ignored while I have had my nose in books. I finished Eclipse and have started Breaking Dawn. I enjoyed Eclipse more than New Moon obviously because Edward was in it more. Hope I can drag this one out for a bit, not sure when Midnight Sun comes out.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Lovely Thanks

I used the current Mojo Monday sketch, #70 I believe. I also used the Oh So Lovely set from SU!, I just love this set. The flowers are so pretty. Anyway, it was perfect for the long rectangle part in the sketch.
I have started reading the third installment of the Twilight series and hope I can pull myself away long enough to take care of my family and house this weekend. Nevermind that I need to make a card, it's been 5 days after all.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Care to Join Me?

ETA: A friend found Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer for me.....I am TOO excited!!

I was tagged by Laura yesterday, thanks Laura! And, I know that I have been tagged recently by a few of you, unfortunately, I can't remember who and I didn't 'star' the post. If you have tagged me, please let me know and I'll respond. Forgive me, but I have just been wrapped up in books.

Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you (as I did above).
2. Mention the rules.
3. Tell 6 things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 other bloggers by linking to them.
5. Go to each person's blog and leave them a comment to let them know they've been tagged.

1. I am the only left-handed person in my family, even my extended family.
2. I hate to wear coats and jackets, it feels like I'm suffocating.
3. I have an addiction to pens, buy some every time I go to the's sick! LOL
4. I spend too much time worrying- about everything.
5. I have few friends, but the ones I have are precious to me.
6. I am hoping for a long weekend away soon.

I am to choose 6 people to give this to, here we go:

Jenn D

I used Mercy Kerin's sketch, MTSC27 to be exact. I had been wanting to try one, and since I had a snow day earlier in the week, I did. It was a fun sketch that I am sure I will use again. It's pretty self-explanatory, except maybe you can't tell that I added Crystal Effects to the coffee cups.

Here is a close-up:

Thursday, January 22, 2009


I received a card and some stamps from Danni, can't wait to use them. Thanks so very much!!

And, the lovely cards here were for my birthday. The one on the left is from Jenn D and the other is from Danni. Aren't they lovely? Thanks so much for thinking of me girls!

Friends Forever

This is my card for this week's sketch from Beary Box. If you decide to play along with us, be sure to link your card up on the Beary Box blog so we can see it. You may win this week's fabulous prize. Joey also has some great American Crafts goodies on sale, check it out.

Here is a close-up:

I'm trying to play catch up at work, lots of stuff got behind because of the snow day. But, I will admit that work is cutting into my reading time. I have finished the first two books in the Twilight series and will be picking up the other two later today. They are highly addictive and I can't seem to put them down. In fact, I am making one of the girls at work read them so that I can talk to someone about it. LOL Edward is dreamy!

The snow is all but gone, leaving behind just small areas where the sun doesn't shine much. I don't really care for the snow and cold and am thankful that it doesn't last long here. Cody is out of school again today, which leaves him only going to school tomorrow...maybe. He's loving it up until he gets bored. He's be honing his MarioKart skills, getting ready to race me. I do so poorly on it these days....I haven't had much practice time. LOL

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hello Flutterby Friend

This is my third week as a Featured Designer for Flutterby Wednesday; I will be staying on at least one more month. Please go over to Danni's blog to see the details of her blog candy as well as see the other Featured Designers cards. You can win just by using a butterfly in your card or project. Be sure to use the keyword FBW41 if you decide to upload to SCS or PCP. Hope you find time to play with us.

I used Lauren's mytimess20 sketch for this card, super fun! The image was a RAK from Danni, thanks girlie!!

Here is a close up:

Cody and I ended up with a snow day yesterday, we got about 4 inches at home. The road I take to the main road is always treacherous, but we can usually make it out. My biggest fear is going down our driveway and then getting back up the thing. We have a steep grade and most times it's just not worth the risk to leave the house.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Oh Happy Day

I want to give a huge Thank You to Danni for helping me out in making my blog three columns. Lynn posted a website for directions and being the tech tard I am, I couldn't do it. So, I shamelessly begged Danni for assistance and she had it completed in about one minute. Thanks so much girlie!!

This card uses the SFYTT for this week, you can find it on Jen's blog. It's a really fun sketch and it was just perfect for this adorable image. The dp is some found in the Target Dollar Spot.

Here is a close-up:

Oh, and I won a Scor-Mat from Cammie's blog candy yesterday!! I can hardly believe it. I am super excited, it's been on my wish list for a while. Thanks Cammie!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bella Celebrates

I used Taylor's TECC51 sketch for this card. The papers are sheets of a paper pack from MME, it's just gorgeous with lots of color.

Here is a close-up:
I just lazed around yesterday after grocery shopping. I made a few cards so that I can be ahead in my posts. Nothing like being prepared; especially since I can't seem to do that in any other area of my life.

Oh, and I picked up the Twilight book. Just through the first handful of chapters so far. I usually can't put them down once I start reading, so we'll see how it goes.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Love Angel

This is another of the angels in the Angels Among Us set from H&M Stamps. I used the latest AmyR sketch, AMYRS54.
Here is a close-up:
We decided on dinner at Applebee's last night because The Olive Garden was packed with a huge wait to be seated. The food was great and it was really nice to have a good meal with my fellas. We even went for ice cream afterward.

My BFF from high school sent me some flowers and I got some gorgeous handmade cards from my PSF's, Jenn D and Danni. Thanks girls. I will be sure to post them soon.

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Inside Origami

This is a shot of the inside of the Origami Box. I can't get it straight for some reason, something going on with my editing software.

Happy Birthday To Me

Here is the origami box I meant to have photographed and edited yesterday. I'll show the box open soon, I haven't gotten it finished. The felt flowers were a great find in the Target Dollar Spot.

Here is the close-up:
I will be taking this to work and using it to store my little binder clips I use infrequently. It's much prettier than the original packaging they came in.
A crafty post will come later, just have to take and edit photos.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Angels Among Us

ETA: It was an ordeal to get to work today. My car overheated, don't understand this since is was 3 degrees. So, I had to wait for the car to cool down, stopped at a service station and purchased a gallon of water. The attendant told me I needed anti-freeze, which I knew but couldn't find. I ask him if he has any, uh...NO! So, I fill the car up with water. Unfortunately, the inside of my car NEVER got warm, so I was frozen solid after being in the below freezing weather for more than 45 mintues. Good grief! Thankfully, I had hot cocoa, oatmeal, and an incredibly warm space heater waiting for me at work. I am not feeling the love for this card, but I am posting it anyway. I used SC211 for this card, you can find it at SCS under the Card Sketch category. I hardly ever play along in the week that the sketch is posted and I am hoping that is something I can change. The stamp is from H & M Stamps, I got a few sets when they were $5 or less. They are great quality stamps that give a perfectly stamped impression. I am certain I will order from them again. And, you can see the new stamps and punch from SU!

Here is the close-up: Well, I have some news. I will be the July Guest Designer for Bombshell Stamps. They have really great, fun, retro images and I can hardly wait to get my hands on them. Be sure to check them out!!

I'm trying the Origami Box posted at SCS on Monday, what a nifty little project. Just waiting for the glue to dry and figure out how I want to decorate it. You'll get to see it tomorrow.

My friend, Barb, from work will be taking me to lunch today at Johnny Carino's. I can hardly wait! They are entirely too good to me there.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Monkey Love

This is my interpretation of the sketch from Beary Box for this week. I loved the layout, but was perplexed by the "trees". I decided to go with hearts, covered them in stickles and called it done. You can see that I stamped on the ribbon, and that it feathered a little. I'll try a different ink next time and see if that makes a difference. Head over to the Beary Box blog to see what the other designers have done with the sketch and then be sure to link to the Beary Box blog to win this week's fabulous prize.

Here is the detail shot:

Well, with my birthday on Saturday, the boys are trying to figure out what we are going to do. We typically go out to dinner and that's it, no gifts for the adults anyway. Hopefully, they'll choose The Olive's one of my favorites. Last year, they took me to Red Lobster. I rarely partake in shellfish as Duke is so allergic. Well, he decided to try the shellfish anyway and became VERY ill. His face swelled up and he could barely talk because his throat was swelling as well. Almost cost us a trip to the emergency room. Needless to say, he said it wasn't worth it!! So, I won't tempt him with shellfish again.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Flutterby Wednesday

Don't forget to check Danni's blog for details on her blog candy for participating with us. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use the keyword FBW40 so we can see them all together. The image was an RAK from Danni and is from a TAC set. I also used Lauren's mytimess19.

Here is a close-up:
I used some clear rhinestones and purple stickles for the dots on the wings. The paper is from MME 8x8 paper pad I picked up on Saturday.

I made some chicken fried rice last night, it's really good. Duke has taken it upon himself to learn to use the food processor. Let me tell you, it's great to have all the veggies chopped up and waiting. We're trying another chicken recipe over the weekend. Of course, he and Cody will be taking me out to eat for my birthday on Saturday.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hi Friend

I used a super cute image from the Lelo Line at Stampavie, you can find at at All That Scraps. I also used the sketch for this weeks SFYTT found here. Sentiment from Paper Trey Ink's Beautiful Blooms.

Here is a close up:
I found the felt flowers in the Target $ spot, such a great find. I also picked up some paper and a few packages of brads. Can't walk away from those.

I have been trying to do a little extra math work with Cody so that he doesn't have to be in intervention for it any more. They re-tested him in Math and Reading by himself and his reading score more than doubled, so he's not having issues there. Math, however, he struggles with. He has to work with double and triple digits with no regrouping (carry over), as well as recognition of how the number should be spelled. That is where he is struggling.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Let's Get Together

I used super cute images from AmyRStamps, Amy's Boutique and Boutique Sentiments. The heart is from Paper Trey Ink's Limitless Labels. Guess it's a not-so-subtle Valentine's Day Card. The colors match much more closely IRL. The TECC50 sketch from Taylor was perfect for these images, love it when a plan comes together.

Here is a close up:
I cut my knuckle on my paper trimmer yesterday, it's the third time in as many weeks. Suppose I am getting in too big a hurry and not paying attention to what I am doing.

Have you seen the massive blog candy at I Heart 2 Stamp? I am sending a few cards this week and therefore entering the contest, wouldn't winning be the BEST?! Be sure to go here to see what to do and enter yourself.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cute As Can Bee

I used a sketch from Amy R, AMYRS53. Cody and I spent the better part of yesterday on the road, so I needed a quick easy card. This sketch really came to the rescue.

Here is a close up:
I used this super cute image from CC Designs Bear Hugs. I just love the chubby cheeks and their whimsy. I added some stickles to the wings.

Cody enjoyed the birthday party Saturday night, it was held at a bowling alley. He got to see some of his t-ball team members again, it was a sort of reunion. We haven't seen most of them since July, so it was nice to catch up. I have to remember to sign him up again in March.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fairy Lily

You can print this image by going to the Pink Cat Studios blog, here. She's just adorable and so fun to color. This card went to Cody's friend for her birthday yesterday.
Here is the close up:

Well, I am headed to Target and then to the grocery store. I'll have Cody with me, so say a prayer for's always an adventure.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Thinking of You, New Stamps

This is my take on the Mojo68 sketch, a lovely one. My image was a little too big, but I hope that it works. Plus, there was lots of coloring under the panel, too bad you can't see it. I roughed up the edge of the white mat, just to give it more of a masculine look.

Close up:
I ordered this stamp from All That Scraps, it's from the Lelo Line of Stampavie. Love it! I also got a few others, it needed some company. LOL

Cody has a birthday party to go to later today, gonna try to get out of work early. Also, going to head to Knoxville tomorrow to take a look at Target and Michael's.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

An Apple for Your Birthday

This is my interpretation of this week's sketch from Beary Box. I will admit, I was not sure about it, it looked really hard. Guess that's why they call it a challenge. Once I decided on an image, it was a piece of cake. Be sure to try it out and link it up so we can all see it.

The weather here has been yucky for over a week, lots of rain. There is massive flooding and trees are being blown over. While we need the rain, we seem to be getting it all at once. Go figure. Maybe this means that the rafting companies will have a great year, they sure need it.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sophia Takes Flight

This is my first card for Flutterby Wednesday, you can see all the details on Danni's blog as well as check out the rest of the Featured Stampers.

I was so excited to use this image, I have been admiring it for some time. Thanks Danni for stamping it for me. If you choose to play and upload to SCS or PCP, please use FBW39. Also, be sure to check Danni's blog, she has some awesome blog candy for those that decide to participate.

I used the MoJo Monday sketch #67.

Sure hope you decide to incorporate a butterfly into your projects...maybe it'll bring on the spring! LOL Can you believe I finally got that MS punch, I love it. Hopefully, I wasn't the last one on the planet to purchase it.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Hello Friend

I used Jen's SFYTT for this week, a very challenging one. I had to think about what to do with the skinny rectangles, and in the end, pulled out this older set from PTI. I used some bold colors as well. Can you see the stickles on the butterfly body? It just added a touch of sparkle.

Here is the close up:

I was so happy to see my peeps yesterday! The office isn't so quiet and there is lots to do.