Monday, February 28, 2011

Unity - hearts

Unity has a challenge going on right now and the theme is HEARTS.  I've purchased some really cute stamps from them recently, but I'm having trouble finding the time to get them all inked up!   One set I just received
was "Spotted Owl Soup".  It's got some really fun stamps... Here is a birthday card I made with it: 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Snow day

It seems like the weather should be getting warmer and spring should be fast approaching, but this week we got snow!!! We usually don't get too much snow so we really enjoy it when we do!! (=   Here are a couple pictures!
A picture of the backyard with a nice dusting of snow!

My sweet girls enjoying the snow day!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Love you bunches

This is a very sweet and simple card using the adorable Puddle Jumper Harper from By LORi Designs.  I just love Lori's sweet images!!!  If you'd like to check them out go HERE.

I used Kraft Cardstock and the background doily was cut using my Silhouette machine!  I added a few cute butterflies using my MS punch.  This sentiment is also included with this image! TFL! (=

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Nesting birds

Oh, am I starting to have fun with my Silhouette machine!!  It is just so cool!!! (=  I really only know how to do the very basics, but look what you can do!  Love this sweet bird image. 

This would make a nice Mothers Day gift!  Don't ya think?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Playing with my silhouette

I've been playing a little with my Silhouette.  Here are a couple fun little cards...

TFL! (=

Monday, February 21, 2011

My Kitty

Today was a really tough day for me.  My Cat I've had for almost 17 years started to decline very quickly over the weekened.  It was clear by today that I would probally have to put her down.  I knew it was the best thing for her, but it was REALLY hard to do.  Here are some pictures of her and the family...
The first mosaic is of past pictures dating back to 1994!

Here are some recent pictures with the family!
I'm really gonna miss having her by my side while I'm doing my late night crafting!

The Pink Elephant Recipe Challenge

Use Buttons, Lace and Ribbon

Our Sponser this week is Anita Be Stampin

If you'd like to play along with this challenge you can check it out  HERE.

More Unity...

Very clean and simple card, but I love the way it turned out.  I embossed the brown cardstock and then distressed the edges.  The sentiment is from A Muse. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011


I just received some fun Unity stamps in the mail !!  I just love their fun images and great sentiments!!! (=
Here is a card I made:
                                TFL! Have a GREAT weekened!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Metal stamping

I made this necklace for a friend this last weekened.  I saw these popping up years ago when my youngest was just a baby and had to have one!  This led me to buying my own set of metal stamping tools... (=   How many hobbies can a girl have??  (=
Beaducation is a great site if your interested in metal stamping!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pom Pom flowers

I've seen a lot of projects with pom poms...  I think they are so cute!  So here is a fun little pom pom project.  There are lots of online tutorials on how to make these.  I made these by just stringing the yarn around my fingers. I glued them to some paper wire and added them to a vase.  Easy, cute and fun!! (=

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Birthday card

Here's a cute digi  image from By LORi Designs.  It's Bug and Roo Hazel!  This fun paper is from Echo park.  If you haven't stopped by BLD lately you should check out all the cute new images!  TFL! (=

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Here are some fun little gift ideas for teachers or friends on Valentines day!
Just add some candy to some cute little jars...

or make some cute little Valentines day tags with candy!

Hope you have a Wonderful Valentines day!!! (=

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Faux silver necklace

Here is a fun and cute project I saw over at Smile Monsters.  You should definitly check out that awesome blog! 
Its a faux metal heart necklace.  The recipe she used to make her necklace was:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
Yep, that was it!  However when I went to whip it together I realized I was out of salt, but being a crafter I did have some old clay laying around in my closet!  So I rolled out a small piece of clay and shaped it into a heart.  Baked it and here's how to get the look of metal:

Rust-oleum Metallic finish!  Pretty cool huh? (=

Friday, February 11, 2011

Project Life

I've seen this Project Life popping up on some blogs recently and thought it might be a good way to get some photos off the computer and into a book!!   There are lots of fun page protectors with room for pictures and jounaling cards!!   There are dividers for each month of the year.  I just printed off lots of Jan. pics.  Hoping this will get me motivated to get my pictures in a book! 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

BLD Challenge #4

It's a Color Challenge this week at By LORi Designs.  The colors are Real Red, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze and Pear Pizazz.  The great thing about these challenges is that I put colors together that I might not think of using on my own.  Here is my card using Hannah Lollipop:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentines Day Tags/Bookmarks

I made up these fun tags using stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink.   

Sentiments read: Fish - your a great catch
bookworm -  your #1 in my book
Owl - guess Who loves you
Frog - You make me hoppy

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Pink Elephant Challenge #93

It's a theme challenge this week at TPE.  The theme is  "Be My Valentine."

I used the cute Lucy Puddle Jumper on my card.  Sentiments are from A Muse.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

PTI tag download challenge

They have some free tags you can download at Papertrey Ink and enter for a chance to become a guest stamp designer!!! (=  Love all their great stamps, felt, dies... 
A fun and maybe a little too bright card!! (=
Sentiment reads: a little note to brighten your day

Saturday, February 5, 2011

BLD Birthday Emma

I have a really cute image today from By LORi designs.   It's Birthday Emma!  I have two little girls and lots of birthday parties to attended so this is a perfect image for a sweet little birthday card!!  If you'd like to check out the other cute images by Lori Boyd you can check them out HERE!

                 Clean, simple and cute!   My favorite kind of card! (=

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Welcome sign

I participated in a really Great local winter Bazaar this year.  It ran for 6 weeks and had fabulous hand crafted products.  I just found out that they will be hosting a spring bazaar as well and I'm very excited.  I'll be doing more signs as they seem to do very well.  Here is a new one I just did.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CR84FN13 Color Challenge

I haven't played along with these before, but when I saw the colors I thought it would be fun!! Love the Brown, Red and Turquoise color combination!!
Kraft and October Afternoon papers, scallop punch, PTI dies, PTI felt, chocolate twine

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

January Mosaic

Here is my January monthly mosaic.  I started doing this last January and had a lot of fun with it! I was able to make prints of every month last year and put it into a 12x12 spiral book.   GREAT to look back on!! I really love photos although I didn't take too many this month. I was still able to come up with enough! (=