Monday, May 30, 2011

Yet, it's perfect!

Happy Memorial Day! I am so thankful to live in America and am even more thankful for all of the men and women who have served and are still serving every where around the world. My heart goes out to them and their loved ones! Thanks for keeping us safe and protecting our freedom!

This picture was taken at one of Joey's friends Birthdays.. it's not at all what you'd think a perfect picture would be, but it sure is to me!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Congrats on your new home! + my fancy picture frame!

Remember the professional photo Joey & I got on the cruise? Well, I bought a cute frame from Kohl's and just added to it! I used Provo Craft's Adhesive Vinyl, which I "borrowed" from my sis {Thanks Tif!}

Can you see my stickles in the reflection of the glass? =]

I wanted to make a card with a banner on it but wanted it to be different.

I stamped on the tickets, cut them in 1/2 and wrapped them around bakers twine and a banner is born! I also wanted to say "on your new HOME" not house. No matter if it's a condo, apartment, house or something in between, it can still be a home!

I cut 2 clouds out of Magic Mesh.

I added a little chipboard house from My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup and added some fringed green cardstock for grass.

Off to Disneyland tomorrow, better get to bed!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Congrats Grad! {& a crafty Garage Sale!}

I got the idea for some branches, so that's just what I did. I cut tiny strips of kraft cardstock and rearranged them how I wanted. Sure, it would have been easier with a branch die cut, lol, but I did not have one!! =]

For the leaves, I used Bo Bunny's Olivia Collection, the paper Honeydew. They were already leaves, I just scaled them down a bit.

This little birdie is from Fiskars. I embossed it in Zing {gotta love that stuff!} and added some Liquid Pearls on the swirls.

None of us NEED more scrapbook supplies, but thank goodness there's a difference between need and want =] Right now, Sarah Martina is having a Crafty Garage Sale on her blog. You MUST go check it out. Not only is there a bunch of good stuff, the prices couldn't be better and shipping is included in the price posted.. not too shabby!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Rolling by to say hello

I was cleaning out my patterned paper scraps and threw away all those 1in.x2in. papers that, let's face it, I'll never use! I found this kitchen utensil paper, I believe it's by Rusty Pickle.

I also made this card for my sister to give to one of her friends that made some desserts for her baby shower that her fellow teachers threw her.

I added a brad and some glossy accents on the big spoon for some texture. For the sentiment, I used American Craft's Rue Stamp Set.

I accidentally left out the "A" but I like where it ended up!

Some burlap ribbon and some staples to finish it off!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

You can stand under my umbrella

I've always like the song "Umbrella" by Rhianna. If you haven't heard it, check the video out...

I had this card in mind for a while, the theme anyway!!

This umbrella came out My Mind's Eye - Alphabet Soup Chipboard.

I had already decided I wanted to use black, white and pink for my card when I found the paper that looks like raindrops! It's out of Basic Grey's Olivia.

This part shows up this good in person, but didn't show up that well in the photo of the whole card.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

When I'm without you...

Happy Friday to you! No, not you, you! Yes, you! =]

Every Friday is happy for me because I get to go spend the weekend with Joey. YAY!

I was sketching this card out and it made me quite emotional. I thought what the heck is going on.. it's a card! Not even a card... it's a sketch of a card! But it does make sense, because Monday-Thursday, this is how I feel. On the bright side Friday-Sunday, I feel whole!

I printed this icon off of Google Images. I wanted to do 1/2 of each, but it just wasn't working for me.

I went into my button stash looking for a red button and accidentally dropped it into my "clear" section. I thought I was picking up the red one when this one appeared in my hand. And people say things don't happen for a reason... ha!

The Inside

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Altered Project!!

I can count on one hand how many times I've altered projects. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy it!

I wasn't planning on making this... but I pretty much HAD to!

I got my face wash out of the garage where we keep our "extras" and I went to wash my face, squeezed some out and the top cracked open! So I did what any sane person would do... I put duct tape on it!

It worked all fine and dandy until the sides started to crack as well, lol.

Instead of wrapping the whole container in duct tape, {although, how cute would that have been?!}, I searched for an empty container. Of course this was the one and only time I couldn't find one!

This all happened while I was packing for the cruise, so I got my Body Butter out to take and I barely had any lotion in it. I knew my Mom had the same "flavor" that she never uses, so I borrowed hers. I scooped out all the lotion, washed it out with soap and water and filled it up with face wash!



I of course had to decorate it too! =]

I used Crate Paper's "Restoration" collection.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Last Cruise Card!

I was planning on giving this one to Joey on the day we both went home, separate ways.. but, I didn't have a pen.. but it's alright because I forgot to put white paper on the inside anyway!

I adore this photo of Joey! How could you not? Looking all handsome.. sunset and ocean behind him, so nice!

It's no secret! It's not easy making letters out of things on a table, lol... I'll tell ya that right now!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


{I'm sneaking this one in! shh, don't tell..... me?}

I made this layout for Prompt 28: Cry Baby Cry Baby!

I lifted "A Summer on the Prairie" by Nicole N on

This is a face we don't see often for my niece, this is the only crying picture I have of her since she was born.. and trust me, I take a LOT of pictures!

Journaling: When you came into this crazy world, we all stood frozen in the delivery room because you weren't crying. After they made sure everything was alright, you still didn't cry for 10 minutes! You never cried much as a baby either and this is the one and only picture I've taken of you crying in 3 1/2 years! When you were 2ish, you would make a screeching sound and lift both hands in the air like an Italian making a point! When you happen to take a little tumble, you might say "ouch" but then you get right back up and finish playing. At Gymnastics, you fell off a piece of foam and when I asked if you were alright you told me "more or less!" 5/2011

A bunch of goodies!

Day 7!

I shared this card when I finished it, but this was also one of Joey's Cruise Cards.

This is one of the professional pictures we got done on the cruise. This had to be the strangest posing that we did. We were standing up, against this backdrop, holding one hand and our other flat on the backdrop with people watching us do so! lol.. but I loooveee it. I don't like that it looks like I'm pregnant! But I was quite full and that fabric is very unforgiving! =]

Friday, May 13, 2011

Day 6!

Blogger didn't want to work for me yesterday, so I have Day 6 on Day 7!

This one is plain and simple! I used Fiskar's Friendship Garden for the flowers and the pot. It's a cute stamp set that has a ton of possibilities of building your own flowers, any which way your little heart desires!

This picture is super dark (and even more dark when printed) but I love it!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day 5!

Type... hahaha. =]

This was our little towel seal!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 4!

Joey & I in Cabo getting some lunch at Alexanders.

Coconut Shrimp anyone?

Best Calamari EVER.

Defeated. =]

Monday, May 9, 2011

Day 3!

He makes me melt, a lot.

I am super proud of this one cause I thought of it with my own noodle. I used Heidi Swapp paint, which dries glossy as the melting Ice Cream.

This was our first day in Cabo, on the tender going to shore. Gotta love all that natural light!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day 2!

How can you not giggle reading this? That's right, you can't! =]

A little on the blurry side, but what can ya do! This was our second night we got dressed fancy for dinner. We were in The Red Lion Pub listening to Kenny Giordano sing and play his guitar. I think this was one of our most favorite things on the ship! Also, this bar was one of the reasons I wanted to go on this ship... it was SO CUTE in the photos!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Joey's Cruise Cards & Photos - Day 1

About a month ago, I got the idea to make Joey a 3x3 card for every day on the cruise. I wanted the sayings on them to be cute, but funny. I thought of some myself and others I lifted.

So, for the next week I will be sharing a card a day, hope you enjoy them!

I saw a layout like this over a year ago, it was in a magazine. I hand stitched the heart rhythm and distressed the edges.

I'll also be sharing a picture a day =]

Here's a picture of us in Puerto Vallarta.. it was 92 and SUPER muggy! Ew, it was so gross, so hot and sticky and HOT. Did I mention it was hot?