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Saturday, June 26, 2010

My Last Sweet Stop Saturday!

I've got some good news and I've got some sad news. First the good: I love Saturdays! I think I've told you that already, but oh well! I love them because it's one of the few days of the week that I can sleep a little late!!! I don't have to get up at 7am!
And...I'm loving today because I get to share another sketch card with you from The Sweet Stop!! Now for the sad news: This is my last sketch for the wonderful Sweet Stop challenge blog. My 6 month term ends here. I have had a blast getting to know some wonderful ladies, and Korin is such a sweetie to work with! She will be announcing a new set of Sugar Babies next week! I am so excited to see who the next bunch will be and look forward to seeing their wonderful creations! Thank you for your SWEET comments and now I can only look ahead to my new ventures!!!
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Here is my card using an image by Heather Ellis! I love her Pure Innocence images.
Card Details: Digital Image Pure Innocence, Patterned Paper- Cosmo Cricket, Ribbon "flower" or "yo-yo"-Handmade by me!, Button-Cosmo Cricket, Misc. Stickles on cupcake

Thanks for visiting with me today! I can't wait to see your creation based on this sketch!
Have a blessed Saturday!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Please don't be mad at me!!!

But I am just not a Twilight Fan!! Edward and Jacob are very good looking, but I just can't get into these movies!!! So.....now that I have admitted this, I can admit that this week's challenge over at our Raise The Bar challenge blog was a real challenge for me!!! We were to create a card using an "evening theme". When I found my stamp of Dressy Joyce I knew she'd be the one! She reminds me of the girls from the Twilight movies...so sorry, I just can't think of their names!!! (so red in the face right now)
Card Details: Image--"Dressy Joyce" The Greeting Farm, Patterned Paper-The Paper Studio, Pearls-The Paper Studio, Black Rhinestone Swirl-Unknown, Ribbon-WalMart, Charm-The Dollar Tree, Paper pieced her dress.

Thanks for stopping by today! We are enjoying my hubby's last day of vacation. We are out at the river for a day of tubing, barbq-ing, swimming, and just enjoying time away with the kids and our dogs! 
Have a wonderful Friday!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Great Giveaway!!!

I don't have a card to share with you today, or some crafty item I whipped up...but I do have a great giveaway to share with you!
It's over here at Today's Giveaway!! Up for grabs is the Executive Series by Carolina Pads.
Here are just some of the wonderful products by Carolina Pads:
This is some really cute stuff!!!
 
So hop on over and enter to win a great set!!!

Have a great day!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sweet Stop Saturday!

Well, it's Saturday! And you know what that means......it's time for another Sweet Stop sketch! This one is #60:
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I have been down with allergies all week and been "in that funk" if you ladies know what I mean!LOL So my "mojo" was just not around. Took me 3 tries at this sketch challenge until I was finally satisfied with my card.
Card Details: Digi Image: Mo Manning, Sentiment: Studio G, Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket and Memory Makers, Misc.: Ribbon, Flower Punch, Buttons, Dress is Paper Pieced
Thanks for stopping by today! As always I love to read your comments. Have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, June 11, 2010

My Fabulous Friday Find!!

Lately I've been reading several home decorating blogs...for example, turning trash into treasure, decorating w/ thrift store finds. This morning I read this blog: Just Another Hang Up and was shocked to see her revamp a Cloche. After seeing what she had done, I remembered seeing one at a nearby thrift store for $1. I felt so silly for not buying. So...I grabbed my keys and rushed over there. First I found the glass dome...and for $1 I knew it was a steal!!! Then I searched around the store and found the wooden base...for 25 cents!!!!! I could hear the trumpets of heaven blowing!!!!!!!!!!
So now, I've just got to decide if I want to paint the base or leave "as is"....and for $1.25...I call this my Fabulous Friday Find!!!

Just a little note......

"Just a little note" is the sentiment on my card. The challenge this week at Raise the Bar was to incorporate music into your card. When I saw this new image by Heather Ellis, I just knew it would be perfect for this week's challenge!
Enough rambling.....here's my card:
Card Details: Digi Image-Pure Innocence by Heather Ellis, Patterned Paper/Buttons-Cosmo Cricket, Twill Ribbon-Close to My Heart, Sentiment-Stampabilities, Brads-The Paper Studio
Thanks for joining me today! Have a wonderful Friday!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

No Cards Today...but I did Craft!

After being inspired by many blogs I had been reading lately, I was in the mood today to do some crafting!!
First of all I made some "Garden Hand Scrub", I called in "Gentle Hand Scrub", I got the tutorial from here:
The Gaines Gang. Kate used the pink Dawn soap, my small town WalMart didn't have it, so I used the Lavender Silk Dawn...plus I had a coupon for $1 off!!! Bonus!!!

Then I made these 3 Children's "Fun on the Go" bags. I made them with 2 prints so they are
reversible. I filled them with fun things like a coloring book and colors, a Magic Writer, a tablet, a Mini Chalkboard, Chalk and Felt, etc. 


Well, time to start dinner. Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful afternoon!

Monday, June 07, 2010

And the winner is.....

That's ME!! Heck Yes!!!!
Isn't this picture the greatest?! He is so stinkin' cute. You can just see the excitment on his face!!!
So what did I win...this time?
This!

You can read all the details about this bag over at Frundy. 
She's also got an etsy shop:
She's got the cutest stuff, so please visit her shop and look at her
yummy creations!
Have a great day!!!

I need ideas...Please!

I always seem to come home with things but  I don't always know what to do with them!

The other day I felt like going to the thrift store to see what "treasures" could be found. I found a few things, but now......I'm undecided on what to do with them!LOL
I found a really nice frame, no glass, about a size 11x14. So, should I make a chalkboard frame, a fabric memory board, a magnetic frame...?


And with the silver bowl...should I clean it up and use it in the house, or take it outside and make it a bird feeder?  (minus the floss of course!)



And I know this stamp is different, but you never know when you'll need a "promotion stamp", and for 25 cents I couldn't pass these rubberstamps up!!


I would LOVE some ideas and inspiration so PLEASE share with me!!!

Beautiful Give Away!!!

Found this wonderful giveaway this morning at Inside my Own Private Idaho. I have been loving this wrinkle ribbon since I saw it...and these flowers are just stunning!!!
Click on the link above to see some wonderful card samples and enter for yourself! 
Deadline is June 11th.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Sweet Stop Saturday!

It feels so good to be able to be able to slow down and relax this weekend. Last week I didn't get to participate because my son was graduating High School and we had 4-5 parties to attend last weekend!!! I was pooped by Sunday night!LOL
I'm so happy to be able to show you SSS 59 from The Sweet Stop.  Here's the sketch:

I don't have an 'oval' template yet. So I used a circle. I think it fits quite alright with the sketch.


Digital Image: Sassy Cheryl's, Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye, Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Sentiment: Studio G, Circles: Nestiblities
Last week there were almost 50 cardmakers sharing their creations!! What great inspiration!!!
Hop on over to The Sweet Stop and try this sketch out for yourself!!!

Have a great weekend...thanks for visiting!!!

Friday, June 04, 2010

Summer has arrived!

Well, not officially! But it sure does feel like summer around here! Our daily high temps have been in the hi 90's! Perfect weather for cold, sweet watermelon!!!
And that brings me to this week's challenge by our Raise the Bar challenge blog!! We were to make a card that made us think of Summer!!! And believe me..with this HOT weather, that was NOT hard for me to do at all!!!LOL
Card Details: Digi Image-Sassy Cheryl's, Patterned Paper-Cosmo Cricket, Sentiment-Studio G, Pearl Stick-Ons-Recollections, Misc.-Machine Stitching, Ribbon, and Glossy Accents
*Wonderful, sweet, Texas watermelon--WalMart!!*

Thanks for visiting!!! I wish you a wonderful Friday!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

A Couple of Thank You's!

I have a few minutes before heading out this morning. My kids are done with school, but NOW my 16 yr. old will begin her summer college classes. So it stills feels like a school morning. Oh well!! I wanted to share with you a couple of sets I made last week to hand out in the office at their school.
I made 6 total. Here are two of them:
Card Details: Digi Image-All that Scraps, Patterned Paper-K&Co.Sentiment-Studio G, Border Punch-Martha Stewart, Misc.-Machine Stitching, Ribbon, Lady Bug Charm, Stickles on Wings
Lotion from Bath and Body.
This one was for the school nurse:


Card Details: Digi Image-All that Scraps, Patterned Paper-K&Co.Sentiment-Studio G, 
 Misc.-Pink Velour Flower-WalMart, Stickles on Wings
Antibacterial Hand Cleanser from Bath and Body

Have a blessed Tuesday!!