Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Hi Everyone!
It's Wednesday, I don't know about you all, but it feels like it should be Friday!!! Guess that's why they call it "Humpday", let's hope today goes by quickly. My son is working with his dad today, so I won't have his company while working today. It's nice to hear his voice in the background or to stop & have lunch with him. Guess Gilby will have to do for today and he talks a lot, some times, too much!!! LOL

I'm finally able to enter another one of Miss Emma's Throwback Thursday !!! I just recently got one of her stamp sets & I love them, the quality is supreme, just like PKS. I'm also very excited because she is having previews of her new stamps this week, I can't wait until Friday to see them all!!!
The challenge was to use either the Just Because or Wild Card carts & to incorporate any kind of embossing that you like. I chose to use the Whale on the Just Because cart, because I thought this stamp would work perfectly with the Whale. I'm not a 100% happy with this card, I kept messing with different ribbons for the top & nothing seemed to work, so I ended up with the 2 rope knots. I wish they would come out with twine that was a solid color other than the craft kind. I have a bunch of the mixed colors of the bakers twine, but it doesn't work on every project, so if anyone knows of where I can get some solid colors please let me know. I used dry embossing, with my CB. You can't really tell, but he's on a wobble.

Gypsy-I welded the 2 ovals together & used it to create the rest of the card (I love my gypsy)
Cricut Cart-Just Because (all cuts are from that cart)
Stamps ~My Creative Time~Wow So Many Candles & PKS-Critter Faces (med)
CB Folder~Spots & Dots
Cardstock~PTI & DCWV Textured
Chalk~Pebbles Pearlesence (for the whale)
Stickles~Tim Holtz~Distressed~Faded Jeans & Baby Blue
Rope~From Stash
Pop Dots
Ink Pad~Momento~Tuxedo Black
Black Marker
White Gel Pen

Gilby & I LOVE your comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!!!

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Monday, July 18, 2011


Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share my very first Imagine card! I've had the Imagine for about a month now & have been playing with with it, but this is my first project. I got it from HSN as a bundle, so I have 5 carts & they are all sooo cute!!! I'm looking forward to creating so much more with my new toy!!!

I've seen the Pear card done before, but in different ways, so I thought it would be a great idea as an Anniversary card for my parents.

No challenges today, but I am entering this for the Creative Critterz Imaginations Design Team call. They have such great ideas over there, I subscribed a while back when I was first thinking about getting the Imagine.

I used the ICON feature for the pears, so I could use those cute little PKS faces. 
I used the layers function as well, so I could cut out multiple shapes.
As you can see, I also used lots of distressing ink for a rustic look.

Imagine Cart~Kate's Kitchen
Stamps~PKS~Retro Doll Assortment & PBD~Scripted Year (Happy Anniversary)
Cardstock~DCWV Textured
Inks~Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Vintage Photo & Stazon~Timber Brown (for stamps)
Foam Tape

Gilby & I LOVE your comments...his little tail just wags away when he sees me smile!!!

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Hi Everyone!

I'm soooo excited because I received a new blog award!!! Jana from Raining Grace was so sweet to give Gilby & I "The Stinkin' Cute" blog award!!! How stinkin' cute is this?!!!

I'm just so thrilled that she thought of my blog...Thank you Jana!!!! BTW, you really need to check out her blog, because she really does have some Stinkin' Cute stuff over there!!!

 To receive this award, I was asked to post 7 things about myself & then pay it forward to 7 other bloggers to receive this award. So here it goes!

1. I have been blessed with 2 wonderful sons who are now young men (time goes by way too fast)
2. I've been married to my best friend for almost 3 yrs.
3. Gilby is the bestest puppy a family could ever have!!!
4. I'm just discovering my faith in Christ & I'm very excited!!!
5. I have no sense of color when it comes to my crafts, my hubby helps me out most of the time. :D
6. I would love to try every craft out there if I could.
7. I love Strawberries dipped in Nutella!!! If you haven't tried it, you need to be warned...very addicting!!!

Now, on to the 7 blogs to now receive this award: (Please stop by their blog if you aren't already followers, their blogs are really Stinkin' Cute!!!

Stephanie @
Corri @
Glora @
Tamara @
Denise @
Amanda @
& of course I couldn't leave out my most favorite Stinkin' Cute blog ....
Emma @

Thanks again to Jana, this really means a lot to me!!!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Hi Everyone!

It feels like I haven't posted anything for a long time now! My days are filled with work & I've been cherishing the time I have with my youngest in the evenings! Being divorced, means having to share my time with him this summer, it doesn't mean I have to like it though!!!

Anyway, on to my project. Today I wanted to share (see I like to share some the card I made for my dad's Birthday! He's turns 84 today & I thought he would get a kick out this! I miss him sooo much, he's in WA & I'm in VA which is too far away!!! I think it turned out really cute, please let me know what you think. I, of course (since I'm still in the challenge mode) will be entering it in some challenges, which I will list below. I don't know about you all, but I really like challenges! Sometimes I'm not really sure where to go with a card & they help to inspire me!

Digi Stamp "Dick Van Duck Party" Inklined
Sketch Copics-0,B21,N1,N2,R08,R20,Y11,Y13,Y18,YG06,YR68
Stamp - "Take the Cake" PBD
Font-Arnold 2.1
Plain Cardstock-PTI (white) DCWV-DCWV Textured (orange & green)
Pattern Cardstock-DCWV-Animal Crackers
Cuttlebug-Swiss Dots
Glossy Accents (for his glasses)
Ice Stickles (for the hat)

Birthday Sundaes #17 - Use orange, green & white
Card Patterns #123 - Sketch
Colour Me Creative Copic - Favorite copic technique I just colored & tried to blend (newbie)
I Copic Lover #38 - Birthday
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes They are also looking for DT members!
Penny's Paper Crafty - Birthday They are looking for DT members as well!
Ruby's Rainbow - Birthday
The Crafty Pad - Lots of texture Embossing, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Glittery Embossed Cardstock, Ribbon

I also shared this with the following Linking Parties:
Craft Junkie Too TGIF
Inspire me Fridays
Made it Myself Mondays
Passionately Artistic

Gilby & I LOVE your comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!!!

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