Wednesday, September 29, 2010


 I'm a dog lover.  So naturally I took right to the "Friends Fur-Ever" stamp set by Stampin' Up!  The set has so many wonderful stamps to change things up.  It has different sentiments and elements that are uber cool.    The two dogs in this card remind me of a couple of friends talking over a cup of coffee or in this instance, a bowl of water. Too cute I tell ya!    I'm thinking this card will go out to my friend, Candace. Despite all the challenges life throws her way, she is always upbeat, bubbly and smiling. You have to love those qualities in a friend.

Today's card was one inspired by the very talented Ilina Crouse. I believe the only things that vary from my card and Ilina's are the patterned paper, button and sentiment. My sentiment, "I'm here for you....", comes from the Occasional Quotes hostess set available through Stampin' Up!.

Thanks for taking time to peek in on me!  Hope you all are having a wonderful week.  Mine seems to be flying by. 

Saturday, September 25, 2010


I don't know what's up with me lately.  It seems I've only been posting "thinking of you" cards lately.  What's up with that?  I guess I've just needed a lot of them as of late.

Today's card is another one of my takes on a masculine card.  Seriously, I need to break out of the blues and browns comfort zone and go for some other masculine color palette.  Once again I've used the Sense of Time stamp set.  I love this set and see it as one of my future "go to" sets when I need a masculine card.

I'm going to try to keep it short today.  My sister and I are going birthday shopping for my niece's thirteenth birthday today.  What do you get a thirteen year old girl?  (I live in the testosterone sea at my house.)  My brother offered the following advice to my sister:  "You were thirteen once.  You'll think of something."  Pretty witty, huh?

Thanks for peeking in on me today!  Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!  Mine seems to be shaping up nicely.

P.S.  If you're thinking you've seen a similar card like this in one of my earlier posts, you're right.  I just wasn't happy with that card so I tweaked it a bit and changed the layout.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS..............

.................CASE.  This card was inspired by Diana Gibbs who was also inspired by someone else (the name escapes me.)  I believe the only thing I did different to my card was add the ovals and sentiment at the bottom.

Thanks for peeking in on me tonight.  I'm going to keep this post short.  My uncle passed away this morning and I just can't seem to find the right blogging words tonight.  Thanks for your understanding.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


It has been an incredibly long time since I've sat down and played along with a sketch challenge.  I save all the challenges to a sketch file with good intentions to play along in the time allotted.  Unfortunately, that doesn't happen very often.  The sketch to the left is one from Jen Del Muro from way back in August.  Yep!  I know!  I'm that far behind.  Anyway, I decided to give it a whirl while I was at home with my sick kiddo this week.  If you haven't checked out all the wonderful card sketches available on-line, you really should!  They are such a great way to get your creative juices flowing.

So on with the card..... I decided to pull out my Stampin' Up! Apple Blossoms set for this challenge.  I love the bright colors and whimsical patterns from the Play Date Designer Series Paper.  I really like how easily Stampin' Up! accessories coordinate with the Designer Series Paper and card stock.  They make it a breeze to put a card together in no time.
Well, I need to get off here and do a few chores before heading out to church services this evening.  Thanks for peeking in on me!  I hope you're having a wonderful week.

Monday, September 13, 2010

CHECKING IN................

I really, really do have some new projects to share with you.  Unfortunately, life has been crazy busy right now.  On top of everything, my son came down with a very, very icky virus around 1:30 a.m. this morning.  I am hoping to be back very soon provided that icky virus doesn't come looking for me........

Friday, September 3, 2010


Today's card is one that I cased from a back issue of Stampin' Success.  Stampin' Success is a  publication that Stampin' Up! demonstrators receive monthly and the issues are full of great craft and business ideas and tips.

This card is really simple with very few layers.  I used patterned paper from the Bella Blue collection (now retired) for my background.  I believe the only things I changed from the original (that I cased) are the greeting, background stamp and the button.  Hey, why mess with perfection?

Thanks for peeking in on me today!  Here's wishing you all a very nice Labor Day weekend.  I'm enjoying a four day weekend.  (I took today off from work. Lucky me!)  I have a wonderful group of ladies coming over to stamp tonight.  I can't wait to see them!