Monday, July 30, 2012


Have you ever doodled on a project before? It's not my forte, but it's really fun....I did some doodling on the top portion of this card, around the fun looking tree, and the smoke coming out from the car:

Country Roads

So, are you a doodler?  Me, and there.  I draw sometimes freehand but no major illustration skills.  Try doodling on your next card and see what you come up with.  Have fun!

Hope you are having a great start to your week!

Saturday, July 28, 2012


A Card that I made for a sketch challenge a while back, using some fun papers from My Little Shoebox, a Hero Arts sentiment and I just love buttons from MME:


Hope you are all enjoying the Olympic festivities!! Have a great weekend!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink.
Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye and My Little Shoebox.
Buttons: My Mind's Eye.
Flower: Prima.
Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black.
Corner and scallop punch: EK Success.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Some pub'd cards that make me happy

Just thought I'd share some cards that were published in the February issue of CARDS Magazine.  I used Basic Grey and Making Memories on this card below:

(All Photo Credits: Northridge Publishing).
Feb Pub5
Lots of Echo Park and Authentique on this card:

Feb Pub3

And this one has some yummy Hero Arts stamps:

Feb Pub1

That's it for me for today.  I will try to get some new cards up for you soon, I've been battling a cold/flu for a few weeks now, getting better but not really 100% yet. I've been trying to rest my body but don't think I've really been 'resting'!  Summer is just so busy, isn't it?

Hope you all have a great day!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pretty Definition Silhouette

A card I made that I haven't shared yet, I'm always on the look out for new products I haven't tried yet,  this was one of the first cards in which I used yummy products from Glitz Design:

Pretty definition silhouette

Ofcourse, they have come out with some new lines at Summer CHA, haven't looked into it closely yet, I think I just saw glimpses.  So what is your favorite 'new' line or product that you have dived into, or want to try? Hope you enjoy the card!

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics and Neenah Solar White.
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon.
Silhouette Sticker and 'Beautiful' Sticker: Glitz Design.
Blue flower: Prima.
Butterfly WhatNot: Glitz Design.
Dark orange clay resin: Recollections.
Pink Gem: Hero Arts.

Monday, July 23, 2012

icecream 3.6.5 - capturing everyday life

I was looking through all of my photos on my camera and phone.....and I noticed that I have a million of them taken with Christopher eating icecream.  I thought to myself, how can that be?? Does he really eat icecream that much? And after much consolidation of all the photos, I came up with my answer, "Apparently so":

icecream 3.6.5

Even in the winter months, he is eating icecream with a coat on.  Amazing!!!  On one of the journaling spots that listed the 'MONTH' - I thought it would be funny to list JAN. THROUGH DEC.  -  literally.

I listed his favorite flavors on the journaling bit to the right side of the layout.  So next time you look through all of your photos, which theme tends to come up the most?  That would be you capturing those everyday moments that you may not be aware of!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Happy Day

Just a sweet, little CAS birthday card, using stickers and chipboard:

Happy Day

The cake is from Doodlebug Designs, and the banner is???  October Afternoon, oh I'm so bad.  Can't remember? Hope your day is wonderful!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Back to school....already?

So I was at Target the other day and I saw the shelves lined with school items...backpacks, pencils, folders,!  Didn't we just get out of school?  lol.  Actually, I know the east coast starts school much earlier than the west coast.  We don't start again until Sept. 6 for our district.  Anyways, here is a little school themed card that I made a while back:

back to school

The little envelope is from K & Co.'s SMASH series.  I used real crayons for a fun look and the personalized sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's alphabet set called Claire's ABC's.  A little twine and some alpha letter stickers finish off the look.

Hope you are ending your weekend nicely!

Have a great week ahead!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

i celebrate you everyday...

Hey all, I'm just relaxing a bit here and thought I'd post a quick and simple layout....the focus is on the photo so I kept the embellishment extremely simple using pastel colored patterned papers:

i celebrate you everyday

I added my own personalized sentiment using rub-ons.  The only bold color choice was the blue cardstock, and that is only to match his shirt as the base of the entire layout.  Hope you like it.

Have a fabulous day!

Patterned Papers: Authentique/Delightful.
Neenah Solar White.
Blue cardstock: Bazzill Basics.
EK Success scallop punch.
Rub-on letters: Doodlebug Designs.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

You amaze me

Sharing a tiny little card with you today, you ever have a die that has been sitting around for a while but have never used?  This pennant die from Spellbinders finally got some love:

you amaze me

With very little space to work with, I added a sentiment sticker right to the middle of the cardstock and some flower stickers, and a big button with twine.   Hope you are all having a great day and are keeping cool!

Pennant die: Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Cardstock: Bazzill.
Sentiment Sticker: Echo Park.
Flower sticker: My Mind's Eye.
Blue flower: Michael's.
Button: My Mind's Eye.
Twine: Michael's.
Patterned paper: Teresa Collins.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Brand New

I have a baby layout to share today, it's very delicate in color and please excuse the graininess of the photo, I had a very troublesome photo shoot today, sigh!  But, you get the idea of it, etc.

brand new

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

Patterned papers: Teresa Collins.
Cardstock: Bazzill.
Buttons: Making Memories, Crate Paper, and Basic Grey.
White flowers: Kaiser craft.
Felt layered flowers: Pebbles.
Pearls: Hero Arts and K & Company.
Blue and cream flowers: Prima.
Orange clay resin: Webster's Pages.
Mini alphabet chipboard: Maya Road.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Life is good

I never showed this layout before, seems like eons ago when I made it for a call, super fast layout and literally I made it under 20 minutes, so fun!!

Life is Good

The papers are from Bo Bunny and I just simply adhered multiple strips horizontally and used my Cuttlebug to cut out various sizes of circles and plopped them onto the page.  I didn't really want to do any journaling, just wanted the fun colors and the existing words on the paper to do the talking.

Hope it puts some color into your day, or'm off to bed in my part of the world...Nite all!

Bo Bunny, EK Success, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cuttlebug.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Make something 'lovely'


My card for today, I needed something pretty and feminine, my day wasn't all that great and I needed some serious paper therapy, so this card makes me feel better!  My new favorite thing to do is wrap a big doily around some cardstock, instead of over it, I wrap it underneath some paper and leave the flaps slightly open on the ends.  I really love the frilly look it gives.  Wishing everyone a very happy 4th! Enjoy.

Patterned Papers: Teresa Collins (Sweet Afternoon).
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Pink flower: Michael's.
Tag: Crate Paper (Pretty Party).
Pearls: Doodlebug Designs.
Heart: American Crafts.
"Lovely" sentiment sticker: Dear Lizzy/American Crafts.
Yellow butterfly die.
Spellbinders Nestabilities (Large Rectangles).
Doily: Wilton.