Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dream Big

A simple card using K & Company's "Berry Sweet" Line. The sentiment goes really well with all the bright colors, don't you think?

The Circle is a Sandylions stamp and the "Dream Big" is part of Technique Tuesday's "Small Talk" Stamp Set.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Joey and I decided to take a little trip to Vegas last Tuesday, see!

I'll have more goodies to share with you tomorrow. I have been reorganizing and rearranging my room and am almost ready to take photos, yay!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

miss you so

My scraproom/bedroom isn't done yet, but closer than it was yesterday!

Last Saturday, I went to a couple Garage Sales with my Mom. We also found an Estate Sale along the way. From what I've been told, California Estate Sales aren't "real" ones! lol. My parents go back to Ohio every fall and get to go to "real" ones. They throw NOTHING away back east! So anyway, that's what started my whole re-doing of my room, I bought something!

And, it's a cute something. REALLY cute!

But for now... a card!

Another sketch on Pinterest, dontcha know! This is a Studio Calico Sketch.

On the sketch, it looked like a Tic-Tac-Toe board to me, so that's what I went with!

The "miss you so" is from Technique Tuesday's "Small Talk" Set. I've had it for years and it's one of my most favorite stamp sets. I drew the lines on with a regular black inked pen. The X's & O's are from American Crafts "Rue" Stamp Set... another one of my favs!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Like a cup of tea...

I found this sketch on Pinterest like the one from the other day. I'll be sharing lots of cards that are made from sketches I found on there. I love that site! Have you been on it? If not, you must check it out! The only bad thing about it is that it makes hours go by as minutes!

This sketch came from Valerie Salmon from Got Sketch?.

A play on words!

Have you ever seen cards that use a play on words? I've always loved those and wished my mind worked like that, to think of some! Well, it turns out, it does. =]

I made this card for call, to use letters & or numbers.

I also made it for The Paper Variety's Week #47, to use any kind of thread on your project. I went with pink and white bakers twine.

I came up with the sentiment "never lettas grow apart", instead of, "never let us grow apart".

I stamped all the letters on the background paper, which was kind of fun itself, trying to figure out which letter would fit where!

My Parents asked me to make a thank you card for a friend. My Dad told me she was Irish and maybe I could put shamrocks on it. I couldn't do that, lol. I found this sketch through Pinterest, that lead me to Quintessentially Me Blog. She has a ton of cute card sketches, check them out!

I came up with "Irish we could thank you enough", instead of, "I wish we could thank you enough."

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Birthday!

I made this card for The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #130.

I don't do boy cards that often, so I thought I'd give it a try!

Ohh this poor tag. My plan was to use a robot font, so, I tried on my printer and I'm out of color ink. So, I went to use my parent's printer but... I guess the tag was just too much for it cause it caused a paper jam... which left some ink smudged on it and it was bent a little.

So... I just crinkled the whole tag up, so no one would even notice!

Love this robot from My Mind's Eye's "Alphabet Soup".

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Water Slide + exciting news!

Happy Saturday to you all!!

I have some super exciting news! I submitted to Scrapbook News and Review and one of my layouts was picked to be in their August 14th issue! I can't tell you how excited I got when I read the e-mail! I slapped my hand on my desk and said "holy..." well, you can guess what came after that!

The layout that was chosen is part of an album I'm making for Joey. It's a 6x6 album and I kept putting it off because I wanted to show all of them at once.

Can't wait until I can show you in.... a month! lol.

On to a layout! I made this layout for's "Scarplift the person before you" Challenge. I lifted Meezerpleaser's "Punkins 2007". I turned her layout and made it my own a little bit too!

I used pictures from our Cruise in May. These pictures were taken when we were going down the water slide. We both paobably went down more than any of the kids there. It was a lot of fun and it was Joey's first water slide... as you can see, he loved it.

I did my journaling on tags. The who, what, where & when stamps are Technique Tuesday's "Marquee" Stamps.

I've loved these thickers since I got them but never could find the right project to use them on. But, I think they go really well with this layout!

A little doodling!

Monday, August 8, 2011

With All My Heart

Happy Tuesday to you!

It has been quite a month for me and people that I love.

There have been 4 deaths in my life in the 3 weeks, enough is enough already! I had to watch my boyfriend lose his Mom in July, which was probably one of the worst things I'll ever have to witness.

In the past 2 weeks, my Great Aunt, My Grandpa (on my Dad's side), and my cousin, who happens to be my Great Aunt's Son-In-Law have all left us.

My heart hurts for my boyfriend and his siblings and nieces and nephews. I was 8 years old when I lost my Grandpa on my Mom's side, infact yesterday, 8/8, makes 18 years since it happened. Although I was only 8, I remember more than I'd like about it.

My heart also hurts for my cousin, who not only lost her Mom, but her husband as well in 10 days. She has 2 daughters and my heart is just broken for both of them. My heart also hurts for my cousins brother and his family. They are all very close.

My Dad's Mom passed in 2008 and since then my Grandpa has been going downhill. I guess it just happens that way sometimes.

My point from all of that was, my heart is hurting for a lot of loved ones right now and they were all in mind when I made this card.

Any prayers or happy thoughts are much appreciated for any and all, thanks!

So now that I've bummed you out, how about a card? lol.

This card is for 2 challenges. When I made the August Card Challenge categories this month, I picked Sympathy only because when ever you need a Sympathy card, who wants to sit there and make it?

So, this is for theme in the Card Challenge on and for The Paper Variety's Week 45 Challenge - to go circle crazy, and that I did! It's about time I get it posted before the deadline. =]

The circle stamp and the heart stamps were separate G Studio's stamps from the $1 bin at Michael's... love those bins. =] The sentiment stamp is Small Talk from Technique Tuesday.

I also used my new Martha Stewart Ink that Joey bought me! I told him, I don't need shoes, I don't need purses, I just need pretty paper and embellishments!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cards, Cards & more Cards!

I made this card for the August Card Challenge for color. We are to use Black and White, only. It was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I kept thinking "Oh, I can add this... oh wait, it's a color....!"

Just a simple Thinking Of You Card! This is for the August Card Challenge as well, for Product, to use buttons.

Front: "Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the phone rings and you hope it isn't for you."