Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I loved this card made with FTL150 so much that I made 12 of them! Seriously, once I started, I just kept cutting pieces until I used up all the dp you see here! When I tried to stamp the sentiment in Crumb Cake, it was smudging on the shimmery Bazzill white paper. So I dug around in my stash and found a Creamy Brown Cat's Eye Chalk ink that was just right. Phew! I wish the shimmery paper showed up more in the photo! The snowflakes are made with a Cuttlebug die and the small flakes are from some snowflake confetti that I have had for about 5 years and can't seem to use up.

I hope you like this card as much as I do! Maybe I'm just excited to have created something after this whirlwind summer. Only 3 1/2 weeks left till school starts around here. I hope you are enjoying your summer! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Food Swap

I just participated in a food-themed swap at SCS. What a fun theme and a great set of cards that were made by participants! These are mine, using up more stuff from the stash :)

My goal for July was to post almost every day. Then, we went on vacation, I turned 40 (!) and now I'm trying to readjust to daily life. So that plan was foiled and I can't believe we are halfway through July! Only 5 weeks left before school starts. Not that I'm counting or anything... We had a great sitter for the first month of summer, but lost her to a full-time job. I am interviewing a few more sitters today and tomorrow and hope to find someone as wonderful. Wish me luck!

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer yourselves. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Not So Clean and Simple After All

I started this card with the Clean and Simple Stamping FTL 147, but it ended up being a little fancier than I intended. The papers are from an old Making Memories pad and Cherry Cobbler. I punched the fleur-de-lis with an EK Success punch and layered them on a Nestie circle. I searched for the right color ribbon in my stash and thought I was out of luck until I found this bit in my scrap box. It was the perfect length for ruffling (even if it is a little crooked) :). The sentiment is from a clear set that I got a long time ago and no longer have the name of.

Hope you are having a safe and happy holiday weekend! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Little Something

This is the card I made for my cousin's baby shower. Yes, she had a boy and he was 23 1/2 inches long! That's a long baby :) I can't wait to meet him!

Images are from SU! Toy Box, and are colored by my son. I told him which colors to put where and he did the work. The papers are from the scrap pile, which I have been working diligently from lately. The sentiment is from So Many Sayings and punched with the word window punch. I just love the chocolate and blue together!

I hope the weather is fantastic wherever you are. This is our first full summer in TX and it's been bearable so far. More so if you are by the pool :)

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Hello Dragonfly

Wow, I made this card so long ago I forget exactly what I used! I think it's a Clear Artistic Stamp set. Stamped in Tangerine Tango and Crumb Cake. I made three little dots under the sentiment with the Tangerine marker. It's matted with Tangerine Tango and Crumb Cake and finished off with some linen thread.

Very simple, but quite pretty IRL. Do you have big plans for this 4th of July weekend? DH is going to be home, so we will be relaxing. We have a bbq to attend Sunday and I plan to sneak away to the craft room for some me time! Have a happy and safe weekend!