Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Here are a couple cards I made using this months Unity KOM.
This first one is actually a decorated glassine bag from PTI.  Great for a little note, gift card or treat!

This second card is just C&S!  Sentiment reads SENT with care.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 30, 2011

BLD Spotlight image

Here are a couple cards I did with this weeks spotlight image from By LORi Designs.

This will be my last post with the By LORi design team.  Sniff, sniff.  I have really enjoyed creating with her adorable images.  Thanks for everything Lori!!! (=  

Friday, May 27, 2011

Fun in the Sun layout

I haven't done any layouts for awhile, but have been wanting to get into it more again.   I saw this sketch for Sketchy Thursdays and decided to play along.  Here is the sketch.
Here is my layout.  These are some recent pics of my daughter playing in her little pool.

A close up...

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Friday! (=

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

More Pinwheels...

I had a very nice Birthday.  Ate way too much food, cake and ice-cream, but I guess that's what Birthday's are for!! (=   We watched the American Idol Finale last night.  Do you watch?  Who do you want to win?  I'll be happy either way, but my daughter REALLY wants Lauren to win! (=

Onto a little project with my new Pinwheel die.  LOVE these cute little pinwheels!!
Close up 
The sentiment reads: You spin me right round.

 Secured the pinwheel to a stick and put in a vase!! Added some jelly beans and twine. Makes a
cute little gift!
And talking about gifts here is a gift I ordered for myself!! (=  It's a cute purse/camera bag from Jo Totes!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy Birthday

TO ME! (=  Yes, another year has gone by and I'm another year older.  I certainly do not feel my age, but it's hard to believe I'm ( I can hardly say it) 39.  O.K, now you know. LOL.  Time certainly does fly by when your having fun! (= 
Have you heard of  Pinterest?  I'm sure you have.  These fun pics were taken from there.

Some fun subway art which is all the rage right now!

And finally here is a card I made. Sentiment reads Blowing you kisses.   Funny story...  I actually saw a giveaway on FB for these cute pinwheel dies.  I put down my name and went to the website lil inkers.  I just thought they were SO CUTE and had to get them.  So I just got my order in the mail and that same day I found out I won them.  REALLY???  I NEVER win anything!  I'm hoping they will swap them for their flag dies, but I'm not sure yet.  O Well. 
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a GREAT day!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

BLD Spotlight

This week there is a new image being spotlighted at By LORi Designs.  Here is my card:

It reminded my of a little monkey suit so I made a card that said Let's Hang out.
(shhh it's actually a little bear) 
To check out all the new released images in May go HERE.

Pallet LOVE

I've been seeing so many cool projects made from pallets recently.  Here are just a few:

I thought the planting idea looked cool so my husband put this together in our backyard...
The plants were just planted so I'm sure it will start to fill in soon.

Here are a few more shots of the yard.

I cannot take credit for any of it! (=  It would all be my husbands work.  He is the green thumb in the family.
I think my next pallet project may be a headboard.  I'm planning on painting my room (grey) in the next month or so and I'm thinking that might be a fun added touch!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Jolinne - With All My Love

Here is a cute little stamp I got from My Favorite Things - Sweet little Jolinne (=  The rolled roses are also a die-namics die from MFT.
Hope you have a GREAT Friday!!! (=

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Alphabet cards

Here are some laminated alpha cards I made for my daughter.  I started with some alphabet paper:
Cut all the letters out

ran them through a laminating machine

Punched a hole and added a key ring.

They are just perfect to put in your purse and pull out when you need something to entertain your little one.   Also, when you turn them over there are lines to draw on. Just use a dry erase marker! Simple and Cute!! (=

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jo Totes - Super CUTE camera bags!

How CUTE are these camera bags!!!  I just LOVE them!  I  just ordered myself a Birthday present!! hehe (=   I hate carrying my purse and my camera bag so this will be perfect!!!
(inside fabric is black/white houndstooth)

If you'd like to take a look at them go HERE.  They have several different styles and lots of colors.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Unity May KOM - My heart sings

Here is a card using Unity's May KOM which I just got in the mail.  SO many fun images! 
I used up just a few of my scraps I have laying around.  The musical notes with the heart are from this months Unity kit.  The little birdie is a cute little rub on and the little notes going up are from a MFT set.  I also used an SU heart punch and rounded a couple of the corners.  TFL! (=

Monday, May 16, 2011

Spotlight: Lollipop sisters

This week at By LORi Designs they will be spotlighting the lollipop sisters.  This image is part of the May release and can be found HERE.  There are so many cute images and lots of new ones added to the store this month!   Here is my card:
Papers are from Lilybee designs and sentiment from Technique Tuesday!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

UNITY - C&S and Preschool Graduation

Here are a couple cards using stamps from the Unity Kit of the Month:
Very Clean and Simple...

Delaney had her last day of preschool this week.  WOW, did that fly by fast.  The youngest definitely seems to grow up faster.  They had a great program of singing and a fun slide show of all the kids.  All three of my kids went to the same preschool and had the same teachers. It's hard to believe we are all done with that chapter.  On our way home from the program Delaney got very sad and said her heart was breaking and she was going to miss her teachers.  It was so sad, but the next morning she woke up and said her heart was starting to tape up!! So sweet. 

Pictures of Delaney at Preschool.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Unity Challenge - all about the birds

I made this card for the Unity Challenge.  The stamp is from a past Unity KOM.  I added some lace, seam binding and MS punch.  The paper is from Lilybee designs and the sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More Mixed Media and Suzi Blu card

 This weekened I had fun playing... (=  I bought a canvas and just tried some different techniques.  Here's what I ended up with. 
I used my new Suzi Blu stamp from Unity.  I had no idea how big this stamp was, but I love it!!  I used several of my other Unity stamps.
I haven't taken the She Art workshop, but I just may have to take it!! (=

And here is just a Clean and Simple card.  The sentiments are from Technique Tuesday!

Thanks for stopping by!! (=

Spotlight: School time and Sunday Best Landon

By LORi Designs is Spotlighting two images this week.  Here is my card with school time Landon:
If you'd like to check out the new images stop by By LORi Designs!!  There are also some really cute cards by the design team!!  This would be the perfect image for an end of year card for that special teacher!! (=

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day!

Just wanted to wish all those FABULOUS Mothers (Especially my Mom) out there a VERY HAPPY Mothers Day!!! (=

Unfortunately, I woke up to a virus on my computer and I'm unable to use it at the moment (borrowing hubbies lap top).  Hope to get things working again soon!! 

Friday, May 6, 2011

A BIG Release day at By LORi Designs!

Look at the New CUTE Release images for May!!! (=   I'll be creating with these fun new images throughout the month.

Today I made a card with the adorable Puddle Jumper Lucy!  Having 3 kids in school I'm always in need of a good Teacher card!  The sentiment reads: a Million and one thanks.  It is from Technique Tuesday. The fun patterned paper is from lilybee design
Thanks for stopping by.  There will be lots of fun new images being released today at By LORi Designs!  If you'd like to check them out go HERE!!  They will make you smile!! (=

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Exciting news at By LORi Designs!

Happy Day Everyone!!
We have some super exciting news here at By LORi Designs!
We have gone EXCLUSIVE!!
That's right from now on you will only be able to find your beloved Puddle Jumpers, Lollipops and Sugar Sticks Digis at By LORi Designs!!
Now what does that mean?  It means that May will have the biggest release ever!! 
All the Puddle Jumpers are coming home and you will be able to purchase all the Puddle Jumpers that Lori has drawn HERE at BLD!!
Isn't this fun and exciting!?!?!?
Hop back over tomorrow for our big release!

Mixed Media

I've been seeing so many cool mixed media projects lately and I just had to experiment!! (=  Here are a couple little fun things I made:
This first project was made with a piece of MDF wood that I already had laying around.  I used paints, papers and a UNITY stamp!  I think it turned out cute! (=

This is just a little fun tag made with canvas (duck cloth).  I used gesso and acrylic paint and then just did some doodling. I found  Janna Werner's blog recently and it has been very inspiring.  If your intersted in a mixed media tutorial check out this link:  http://jannawerner.blogspot.com/2011/04/tutorial-how-to-mixed-media-with.html.  She made some super cute tags...
Thanks for stopping by!! (=

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Teacher Appreciation

It's teacher appreciation this week and here are some fun gift ideas for those much deserved teachers!
It's hard to read from this mosaic but, the plant says: Thank you for helping me to grow.
The jar of smarties say: Because of you I am a real Smartie.
The tiles necklaces say: Inspire, My Class ROCKS, Laugh Love Teach, Teaching is a work of heart and SUPER Teacher!
The flower with lightbulb vase says: Thank you for making me brighter.
These are all past gifts that I have done.

This year I found this cute print off. 

Also, found these cute circles that said: Thank you for helping ____ BLOOM!
These were at Skip to my lou.

The subway art was found on a fantastic blog called Eighteen25!! If you haven't been there you will want to check it out! (=

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

You're my favorite chick

Here is a fun card I made with my Unity KOM.  I stamped this cute little chick several times and added the cute little glasses that are also in the kit.  Sentiment reads: You're my favorite chick!
Thanks for stopping by! (=

Monday, May 2, 2011

BLD - Sugar Stick and Fred Meyer Ad

Here is a fun card I made using this cute image from By LORi Designs.  This is Sugar Stick - Girl with Kite. 
I made some buttons with my PTI dies and painted them.  DP is from Crate Paper.  If you'd like to check out more of the sweet images at BLD go HERE.

Also, Delaney was in this weekeneds Fred Meyer ad!  She has so much fun doing these! 

Here she is with her "MOM"  (=  This was a Mothers Day shoot.