Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking back...

Looking back on cards, scrapbooking and projects in 2011...

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Hope everyone has a very Happy New Year.  Looking forward to more crafting in 2012!!! (=

Thursday, December 29, 2011

MFT get sketchy

I miss making cards.  I've been so busy these last couple months making signs I haven't had a chance to make many cards.   I saw this MFT sketch and thought I'd start making some thank you cards. 
I used the cute little Pure Innocence girl and added a little present to her cart.  The thank you sentiment is from Technique Tuesday. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

In this home...

Here is a new sign I've added to my store.  I sold them for a short time at the bazaar and they were very popular. 
I'm hoping to redo a photo wall in our house.  I'd like to add this sign and some other subway art with the pictures.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Unity - your wings exist

I just love this new stamp set from Unity.  Love the image and great sentiments that go along with it.  I decide to make a mixed media piece using this set.  I used a piece of 6x6 MDF wood.  I started with gesso, then added paint, stencils, stamps, die cuts... 

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Merry Christmas!!! (=

Monday, December 19, 2011

Teacher gifts

The kids had there Holiday parties and are now off for Christmas vacation.  Here are a couple signs I made for the girls teachers.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas signs

Here are a few of my Christmas signs...
The Red Sled bazaar is going really well and it's keeping me super busy.  I can hardly believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away!!!  Hope you are enjoying the Holidays!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday inspiration

I LOVE looking at all the holiday inspiration on pinterest.  Here are just a few things I've found...
Holiday decor, ornaments, treats, wrapping...

Friday, December 9, 2011

Unity FWF

Here is a card I made using the cute Unity ticket stamps.  The sentiment is from PTI.
I recieved a bunch of new stamps from Unity and haven't had a chance to make any cards yet, but I did make some great coaster tiles.  The last one's I made sold great at our local Christmas bazaar.

Hope you are enjoying the holidays!!! (=

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cutting down our Christmas tree

This past weekend we went and cut down our Christmas tree.  This has been a family tradition since Chase was a baby.  It's always fun and we get a great affordable fresh tree!!!  The picture in the bottom left corner (with Delaney) is the tree we picked out!

Here is a little tag I made with my new die and stamp set from PTI. (=

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Home is where the heart is

Clean and simple design using "Love lives here" from Papertrey Ink. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

You color my world

I just recieved some new stamps recently.  Wish I had a little more time to sit and play! (=   I did see a card awhile back on pinterest and knew this was the perfect set to make it.  The set is called "Happy Trails" and it's from PTI.  The butterflies were die cut with the matching dies.  My favorite cards are clean and simple! (=
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week! (=

Friday, December 2, 2011

Unity - Christmas

Here is a card I made using different Unity stamps.  The cute snowman is from the Nov. KOM.  I also used ticket to Christmas and Time and Seasons No. 
Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend!!! (=

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Reindeer and signs...

I wanted to post a cute pic of our puppy.  It's her first Christmas and she is into everything!!!  I'm pretty sure she doesn't like these reindeer ears, but they are fun for a few photos!! (=

And here are a few new signs I'll be adding to the shop soon.  I love this saying and think it would make a great teacher or graduation gift.  Also, cute for a childs room!

And I'm pretty sure I need this sign hanging in my home right now!!! (= 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Family cheering on the DUCKS!

Enjoyed a nice holiday weekend with family.   Here are a few pictures...
Saturday we watched the Ducks beat OSU winning the Pac 12 N. division championship! (=
We LOVE our Ducks!!! (=

Friday, November 25, 2011

Mixed Media and Unity Tiles

Here is another mixed media piece I made recently.  I used a variety of paint, ink, sprays, stamps, stencils etc...

She remained true to herself is a Unity stamp from Donna Downey

And here are some more coaster tiles I made with my Unity stamps


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Looking forward to time with family.  We have so much to be Thankful for!!!
Here are a couple Thanksgiving day signs I've made. 

Looking forward to all the great food my mom will be making! (=  Hopefully I wont wobble, but I do plan to gobble!! LOL (=
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Unity KOM

My Unity KOM just arrived and I love it.  So many CUTE stamps and sentiments!!!  Hope I get to play with it some more this week.   I have lots of sign orders that I've been working on non stop...  This is the first card I've made for awhile. 

Such a cute little row of homes.  The little clouds are from PTI and the butterflies MS.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mustache fun

I've been making signs, signs and more signs around here, but wanted to try something fun!!!  I get so much inspiration from Pinterest.  I'm pretty sure that is where I first saw these and now they are popping up everywhere.  They are so fun and cute!!!

I bought the mustache images from the Silhouette store and cut them out on my machine using adhesive vinyl.  The paper straws were a fun purchase I made.  Thought they would be fun for the holidays!! (=

Here are my CUTE models!!! (=

Monday, November 14, 2011

Veterans Day parade and sign

Here is a sign I made and some pictures of the Vetrans Day Parade we went to on Friday.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Stamping on canvas

I picked up a few canvas bags and thought they might be fun to try stamping on.  I used stamps from Unity (the cute snowmen) PTI (the coffee cup) and Stampin Up (Santa).   These are cute, fun and easy.  I put a wood block inside the bag to stamp and color on.  This way you get a clearer image and the copics didn't run through the fabric when coloring. 
These are perfect for small gifts...
Coffee and or tea would be fun for the bag below.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tile magnets

I haven't made these in awhile, but I had some 2x2 tiles on hand and thought they might make some cute gifts.   Great for Grandparents! (=
I tried two different methods.  The first was with tissue paper.  You need to tape your tissue paper onto some cardstock and run it directly through your printer.  Cut out your photos and apply with Mod Podge.  When using Mod Podge and tissue paper you are going to get some wrinkles in the paper. So I thought I would also try it using just thin computer paper.  This method is a little easier and you don't get the wrinkles you would with tissue paper.

  It's hard to see the difference here, but the bottom one's were made using tissue paper.
Use a hotglue gun to apply the magnets!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Photo Mosaic

Still trying to keep up with my monthly mosaics.  Here our my October pics...
Hope you are enjoying your weekened!!! (=

Friday, November 4, 2011


I'm joining in on this weeks Unity Friends with Flair.   This card was made using the itty bitty snapshots stamp.  I paired it with a sentiment from a previous KOM.  Thought they went great together!   The camera's were all paper pieced with paper from jillibean soup. 

Thanks for stopping by! (=

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I've been working with lots of wood and seeing lots of inspiration on pinterest.  I decided to make these fun little wood pumpkins...  I had the wood cut to different sizes, painted them and added a wine cork (painted brown)  to the top.  Finished them off with some rafia and ribbon.  Simple and Cute!!! (=

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween pictures

Adding a few more Halloween pictures.  Here you can see we have a Tin man and Toto as well! (=
                                           More pics of Dorothy

  Here is Cambria in her cat costume.  I went to help out at the school parties.  Always so much fun!
and...a picture of Chase.