Friday, October 31, 2008

Christmas Card Part 2

Happy Friday!!! Happy, happy, joy, joy!!! Am I right or what. I actually don't like Friday's all that much. Why? Because like I said before, I work. I only get about 4 hours of sleep Thursday nights if I am lucky. Fridays I am just exhausted and so irritable. But that is okay because today is Halloween!!! Wooohooo!!! It is so cool because my oldest is getting the whole idea of trick-or-treating. He is so excited and cannot wait. How do I know that? Because he hasn't missed the opportunity to tell me that since Tuesday.

Even though it is Halloween I have another Christmas card for you. This is my second attempt at Christmas cards for my family this year. I do not like it as the first one. I think there would be a few things I would change if I do do it again. I wouldn't sponge the pure poppy ink on the edge of the card and I would use a different PP to mat the sentiment on.

The tree was paper pieced, the cardstock was scored on either side of the red PP and everything else was stamped and colored with copic markers.

Got any other questions??? Email me.

Happy Halloween!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

P.S. If you haven't seen it yet I have another Christmas card I made in the previous post, go check it out. Trust me it is better than this one hehehe

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Christmas Card

Happy Thursday gals!!! It took a while to get these pictures up because my son had speech this morning so I wasn't able to get it done first thing this morning.

I have no idea what I am going to do for my Christmas cards this year. I haven't really spent a lot of time thinking about how I was going to make the cards or even what stamps I was going to use.

Since I figured I better get on the ball I sat down with some ideas to make a few cards. I love how this one turned out. I tell you, I think the main reason I bought PTI's silent night stamp set is because of this flourish and that is it. Not that I don't love anything else. Everything in this set is awesome.

I started by stamping the flourish in the bottom corner in versamark ink and embossed it with stardust EP. Next I scored 2 lines toward the top of the card with my scor-pal 1/2" apart. Then I pierced two lines of holes in between the score lines (I know they are crooked, I think I moved my mat while piercing).

The ribbon is from Target. It was in the bridal section and was on sale. Lastly I used some of my paper from QVC and used that to mat the sentiment (silent night). The red star is also from silent night and to add a little more I took self-adhesive pearls and put them on the bottom. I was looking for crystals but couldn't find any small ones. The ones I had were really way too big. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Have a great Thursday!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!



Alright, the camera is feeling all better. I just had to go to the store and buy some expensive lithium batteries in hopes that this won't happen again.

I am only going to bore you with a few pictures. I hope you like them. I will be back later with some pictures of the goodies I was able to make last night. I hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Zip, Zilch, Nada

All that to say. I don't have anything to show you. I had a busy evening. My ward had their annual "trunk-or-treat" last night. For those who have never heard of that, what we do is park the cars in the parking lot, everyone opens their trunks and the kids go around to each car "trunk-or-treating". There was fun had by all.
I was going to post some pictures of my boys at the party but it seems that my camera batteries are now refusing to work.
The boys were so cute and didn't want to go "trunk-or-treating" at first but then quickly learned that if they did they would get candy. It was awesome. Afterwards we got to hang out in the church, eat some hot dogs and drink apple cider. My oldest son had a blast playing with another batman that attended.
I guess I should have told you that part. My oldest son wanted to be Batman for a very long time and was so excited to dress up as Batman last night. My youngest son went as a pirate.
As soon as I get my camera all better I will be sure to post pictures on here. I also should have something crafty to show you as well.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Unconventional Christmas

I gotta start off by saying that I officially HATE Mondays. My boys seem to plot out the day and make it the most miserable for me. I little note. I was in the house, yes I should have been out with them, and my boys were supposed to be riding their bikes in the driveway. I hadn't see them but new they were in the garage. How much trouble could they get into in the garage, right?

Let me tell you. Remember the other post where I mentioned I had my boys make a welcome home sign for their dad? Yeah, my oldest son decided it would be neat to make a sign for mommy and got all the paint and paintbrushes out. That is very sweet right? It is but I was upset about having to clean up a HUGE mess. Thankfully they were in the garage and not my house. There was paint everywhere. My oldest son actually trying to paint me a picture but my youngest son just had a puddle of paint on the paper.

Well that is my story for the day, let's get onto the card.

I had my silent night set on my desk still so I had to play with it again. I love this idea of using unconventional colors for Christmas. It opens up so many possibilities.

I started with some SU! kraft and PTI vintage cream cardstock. The PP is from my DCWV Nana's nursery for boys, the green is from a paper pack I got from QVC and the ribbon is from Michael's. I only used the new PTI old olive and ocean tides ink.

That is about all there is to it. I hope you like it.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Silent Night

Happy Monday!!! Yeah, for a great weekend. It was awesome. I did go visit my friends grave. My mother went with me. It was very sobering but I know she is with me helping me to do what I need to do. She truly is my guardian angel.

The rest of the day was spent with my parents. Just relaxing, watching movies and eating pizza. The best things to help you enjoy the weekend.

Yesterday was church. My oldest son had a part in a primary program during the first hour of church. I was so proud of him that I literally had tears in my eyes. I was trying so hard to not cry. I managed partially. I did have to dry my eyes from tears that did escape. It was awesome. I am just so excited about everything right now.

On to my card. Friday I got some goodies in the mail. My latest Papertrey Ink stuff. I bought (absolutely had to have it) the new Silent Night stamp set. Plus, I never did get the dark chocolate and vintage cream cardstock so I got some of that. So, when I sat down to create I had to use those things, right?

I ended up not using any of the paper though. I found some SU! dark brown cardstock cut to the perfect size so I used that instead. That just confirmed in me that Papertrey Ink cardstock is so much better than SU! cardstock. I say that because when I went to put the ribbon in the cardstock (I punched a hole and then threaded the ribbon through it) the cardstock ripped. It wasn't too bad and you can't really tell but I was still upset and sure that wasn't going to happen with Papertrey cardstock.

So, the rest is self explanatory, right? If not, or you have a question about something else please feel free to email me and I will get back to you asap.

I hope you have a great Monday!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Welcome home daddy

Happy Saturday!!! Okay, I have to say that I already wrote out this great blog for this post. Then I tried to move around the pictures and next thing you know the whole post is all gone. So, I am not going to write a huge thing this time.

This post isn't about something that I made, well, unless you want to count my boys hehehe. I wanted to make a welcome home sign for my hubby and what is better is that I had the boys make it. My plan was to write out the letters and have each of them color them in with crayons. Then my oldest was going through all of our Halloween stuff and found some paint I bought for him a long time ago. So, what is more fun than coloring with crayons? Painting with paints of course hehehe.

I of course had to take some pictures for posterity. They had so much fun. My oldest son also insisted that we had to paint one of their hands and make a hand print. At first I didn't want to deal with that but then had to concede because he wasn't giving up. It turned out real cute because I had them put one hand print on one piece of paper. I took my oldest sons hand print and put it at the beginning of the sign and took my youngest son's hand print at the end of the sign. Here are some pictures of them painting.

Hope you have a great Saturday!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!


Friday, October 24, 2008

Patience please

Happy Friday!!! Hope you guys have great plans for this weekend. I plan to spend some time with my hubby tonight!!! Wooohooo!!! I am so excited to have him home. I got to talk to him last night and he is doing great. Unfortunately no one was successful in getting an elk. I guess now isn't really the greatest time to be out hunting. Most of the elk are just fattening up and getting ready for the winter.
Tomorrow I am going down to visit with my parents for a little while and go visit a friends grave. She is a great friend that I lost almost 9 years ago. Sunday would have been her 30th birthday. Just a short explanation. My friend, sister and I went out for the night and on the way back we were involved in a terrible accident. My friend was driving and lost her life, my sister almost did and I was pretty much spared (I did spend a few days in the hospital with a few minor things). Anyway, I didn't say all that to get sympathy just wanted to explain the whole grave thing.
Sunday is church and my oldest son has a part in the primary program during the first hour of church. I am so excited and hope he does well as he isn't as great a performer in public as he is at home.
All of that to say I do have something to show you today but I am running behind on pictures, organizing the house before my husband gets home, and so much more. If I can't get to the pictures today I will have them up tomorrow for sure.
Have a great Friday!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Baby girl bear

First off Happy Thursday!!! Wooohooo!!! The week is almost over. I am so excited, I can't even tell you. I so hope to hear from my husband sometime today. I miss talking to him and hearing his voice. This also means you guys get to stop hearing me complain and mope around about him being gone hehehe!!!

So, I had a few ideas about what I wanted to create and show you ladies today. I was going to pull out my sewing machine and see what I can do about sewing on a card. But then I got playing around with the boys, talking to neighbors, watching a friends daughter, etc, etc. and the sewing machine never came out.

So, after I finally got the boys in bed I sat at my craft table determined to make something. Then I remembered that I bought the DCWV Nana's nursery baby girl pack from Michael's last weekend. I couldn't wait to pull some of the papers out. They are just gorgeous. I have to admit, I didn't think about who I was going to make it for. As far as I remembered everyone I knew was having boys. But to my happiness I remembered a friend I worked with in Alaska is having a baby and she just so happens to be having a girl so when I find out her baby shower date I will be sending this with a gift. Yeah for girls!!! hehehe, I so wish I had one, anyway...

So, I knew with a girl I had to use pink so I pulled out my PTI sweet blush cardstock. I picked out 2 coordinating PP from the DCWV pack. You can't really see it in the picture but the onsie paper is on top of the same PP that I used to paper piece the bear.

I was trying to go with the homemade stitched bear look when I made this bear. I loved the Pp pattern for that look. I figured the pattern on the paper worked for the look I was going for. I popped the bear and the matting on dimensionals.

I really love how it turned out. I am happy to send this to a friend expecting her first baby. I hope you like it as well.

Again, happy Thursday!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Teacher box

Happy Wednesday!!! I hope your week is going well.

I do have to say. I have had a lot of time to think, funny considering I still have two very active boys and a house, dog and a cat to take care of.

After the post I shared yesterday this might come off a little funny but here goes. (Don't worry I do have eye candy for you.) I don't know how many of you spend more than a day or two away from the hubbies but if you do you might understand what I am about to say. The first day or two is very, very hard for me. I do have a lot to keep me busy on purpose. But as the days pass on I realize that not having my husband around becomes kinda normal. I almost forget what it is like to have him around and worry that I am going to have troubles readjusting to him being a part of all the decision making and everything else that comes along with being a couple. That is where I am at right now. I am counting down the days until he is back but when I really, really think about him I almost have to force myself to think about who he is and what it is like to have him around. Okay, enough of that let's get to the goodies.

This is another oldie that I haven't posted here. I have so much going on with the house, etc. that I haven't had much time to get in the craft room. I hope to later today though.

Here is a box I made for a teacher I had when I was in 8th grade (I won't mention how long ago that was hehehe). I think she had each of my siblings as well.

My older sister and I went to the school where she is now a principal and got to meet with her. It was awesome catching up. The cool part is that when she saw us she knew exactly who we were (is that good?). Anyway, it was good to show her my boys and let her know how we have changed and grown.

I thought it was only appropriate to bring something with us for her. I found this box for a $1 I can't remember where though. The paper is DCWV that I bought at Michael's a while back. The butterfly and sentiment are PTI. I really had a hard time parting with this one because I loved it so much but knew I had to. I really should make one for myself. I think I still have some of those boxes stashed somewhere.

Okay, I will be back tomorrow with something new this time, I promise. I miss the craft room and cannot wait to get some stuff done.

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Well, something seems to be going on with the computer. I am not getting any pictures right now. I will try better later to see what is going on.
So I will just say a few things.
I have always known I am a dependent person. That doesn't bother me so much. But it does bother my husband. Why? Because he is VERY independent. He says that he would have loved to have been born in the 1800s and would have so loved the life of a mountain man. No way, not me. I love the idea of being around people. I am not good at entertaining myself. You can blame it on the fact that growing up in a house of 4 siblings I always had someone to play with. I don't know, maybe it was just bred into me, who knows.
As I said before, my husband is a hunter. Apparently he has always been but didn't while we were dating so I didn't learn about this little bit of information until after we were married for a while and living in Alaska. After 5 years of hunts and overnight 4-wheeling trips I have been very accustomed to dealing with the kids and home, etc while the hubby was gone. Since moving to California we haven't really had any long trips away from each other. A weekend here a weekend there but that is it.
Now that my husband is gone for just over a week I am feeling like it is the first time we have been apart. It has been very hard. The boys miss their dad and not having him around to protect them from their horrible mother is difficult. I miss him because I know that I depend on him to keep me company and help me with just about everything. We really are a team and try to do everything that way.
The hardest part of this whole thing is the fact that he is in the woods. Duh, right? What I mean is that he is in the middle of no where. Usually when hunting in Alaska he either wasn't too far from home or at least had cell service and could let me know how things were going. This time I guess it isn't that way. He has his cell phone but I haven't heard a single word from him since he arrived in Colorado Thursday night. I am the kind of person that needs to know everything. I need answers, if there is a question I will fight for the answer. Not knowing how he is doing, is he okay, did he get his elk? It is just killing me.
Well, now that you know a bit more about me than you ever expected I hope you still come back to check out my creations hehehe.
I will work things out so that you can have something beautiful to see tomorrow.
Hope you have a great Tuesday!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!

I am not in a very talkative mood right now so I am just going to show you the card and explain it a little.

My younger sister happened to marry a hunter as well. His birthday is today, yeah, I am very late in getting this in the mail. Happy Birthday Lee!!!

I got the layout from Jen Del Muro here. I loved the simplicity of the layout and thought it was perfect for a guy, a hunter at that. Since my wonderful hubby had me buy some lovely hunting paper I had to use it for my brother-in-laws card.

The only thing I will mention is that the sentiment part is from PTI "Father knows best". I stamped the compass in dark brown chalk ink on the kraft paper and the topped it with the vellum cardstock and stamped the sentiment on the vellum. I attached the vellum with the brad. Easy Peasy!!!

I hope you like it and that my brother-in-law does as well. Thanks for stopping by!!!

P.S. Sorry I haven't been the greatest blogger. Not knowing how my hubby is doing is killing me. I just can't wait until Friday when he is back home with me. Please stick with me through this week. I promise it will be worth it.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Happy Friday!!! I need to apologize and explain my absence the last couple of days. I mentioned before that my hubby was hunting for bear and deer and that I was spending the weekend with family. Obviously I am back since I posted earlier this week.

But that was it. I had a few days with my hubby and now he is off again. He left yesterday morning to go to Colorado to go Elk hunting. I know not everyone is happy with hunters hunting animals. I am sorry if that bothers you. I love my hubby and proud of his adventures. I have had to learn to be a hunter's wife. I didn't know he hunted when I met him but I am proud of him and all he does for our family.

With that said, since I only had a couple of days I didn't want to spend too much time in the craft room. It ended up that I didn't spend any time in the craft room. That is okay with me. I don't HAVE to craft, crazy, I know but that is me.

My boys were with my parents the other night because yesterday morning I had a doctor's appointment early and hubby was leaving before me to go to Colorado. Last night they spent the night with my sister because I had to work and since hubby wasn't home I needed someone to watch them. Needless to say it was a VERY quiet day and something I am not used to at all and am not very fond of.

So I did make it into the craft room for a while. I decided to throw a card together real quick because being a little sad (with all my guys missing) I wasn't in the mood to craft but wanted some eye candy for you guys.

So here it is. I finished up the ATC that I showed off the other day. This was really easy to do and I am pleased with it. I just wish that the ribbon was a little more in on the card but too late now.

This is very self explanatory so I will leave you with the picture. I hope you have a fantastic Friday and an even better weekend!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A new nephew

Wooohooo!!! I am so excited. My younger sister is having her 3rd baby. I was so excited for her just for that reason. She has 2 girls and I was sure she was going to have another girl. Well, the news came down recently and I am so excited to be wrong on this. She is having a boy after 2 girls. Who wouldn't be excited?

So, to honor my new nephew I had to make him a card. It is never too early, right?

Since my sister and I just made a trip to Michael's and we found that some of the paper packs were on sale I had to pick up a pack, I hope they are still on sale I would like to pick up another.

I got DCWVs Nana's Nursery Baby Boy Stack. I paired that with PTIs aqua mist cardstock and chocolate pattern paper. The DCWV and PTI PP are both cut in 3" squares.

I gotta make this post quick as I am not feeling so well all of the sudden. I guess I better be making an appointment with the Dr. I have something going on and I can't seem to get it to stay gone. Oh well, such is life.

I hope you enjoy the card. I think it is adorable and hope my sister does too.

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Monday, October 13, 2008

Google reader?

I do have another post before this so if you haven't read it feel free to do so.

Many people have mentioned using Google Reader. I am so illiterate when it comes to stuff like this. I have been sitting here trying to figure it out. If anyone out there knows how to use it please give me a heads up, thanks.


Happy Columbus Day!!!

Unfortunately I didn't get into the craft room like I thought. I did get home a little late last night and I got a big surprise. My hubby came home a little early from his hunt (empty handed :( ) So no nice bear rug for me yet. The hubby is home today (gotta love the military holidays) and he is home until Thursday when he leaves to go to Colorado for an elk hunt. That one he will be gone for a little over a week for sure. I will be crossing and praying for that one (we spent some good money so he can go).

Since I don't have any craft stuff I figured I would share a couple pictures I took while visiting my family this passed weekend and one of the boys before we left to go visit. My boys are my life but crazy. I don't know how someone can handle more than just two boys at a time hehehe. I love them and wouldn't trade them for anything. Okay, enough gibber gabber, here are the pics. The first one is of both my boys playing ghosts before leaving to visit the family. The second picture is of my oldest son jumping off his Aunt's couch and into a pile of couch cushions and an unsuspecting uncle. Sure hope their uncle is okay after all they put him through.
Well, that is it for today. I will make a point to get in the craft room tonight after the kiddos are in bed so I have some eye candy for you. Besides, I got some awesome new paper from Michael's on sale. I am sure a few of you will recognize it. I have a new nephew on the way and it is never too early to get started on goodies for him, right? ;)
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Simple Elegance

First of all Happy Friday!!! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend ahead. Mine is going to be okay. My hubby is going hunting for the weekend so I am kinda bummed not having him with me. But I am a big girl and have done this many times before. I did decide though, since I actually have family so close I might as well take advantage of the time and go visit for the weekend. I do have a correction to make. I might actually have something to show you on Monday, Tuesday at the latest, probably. So please come by and see what you might find.

As for my project for today. I decided to go simple and tried another ATC. I wanted to be simple and not too over done.

I started with the paper which is PTI and added some Summer sunrise cardstock. I stamped the "happy harvest" (from PTI my punny valentine set) in palette brown. I also stamped the nut out from the same set and it was inked using caramel caramel and chalk's eye dark brown ink.

I figured it needed more but decided against the ribbon. I remembered the pumpkin stamp I got from Target's $1 spot and stamped that in the same chalk dark brown. I was going to color it in but decided I like the simple look of it. Then I couldn't leave the other corner empty so I got out some brown jewels I had (I think they are from Michael's).

I think that is it. Have a great Friday!!! And most importantly, thanks for stopping by!!!


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Gotta love the oldies

Seriously, I am an oldies freak. I love just about everything oldies. If I could have been born in the 1950s I would be in heaven. I love everything about it. Of course, since I was born in the time I was born I am sure I would miss some of the "necessities" we have now. My favorite music is the 50s and 60s and some 70s. Of course, I am a product of the 80s (shudder, I actually fought that for a long time but you can't deny the truth for long) and there is a lot of the music I like but not much else.

What does all this have to do with my crafting? Well, not a whole lot just the fact that I didn't get a chance to get in my craft room yesterday. Busy day and then we had to "go into town" to wal-mart to get a few things that are needed for this weekend. Which, by the way, I will be gone so I won't have anything next week until Wednesday. My hubby is going to Lake Tahoe to go bear and deer hunting and I decided it would be nice to take my boys and spend the weekend with my family.

See, off on a tangent again. Anyway, because of our trip to the store I wasn't able to get in the craft room last night so I decided that I might as well show you something. Then I remembered that I have some stuff in my splitcoast gallery that some of you might not have seen. How fun to go back in time. Please don't laugh too hard, okay? hehehe No you can, I know.

Have a great Thursday and thanks for stopping by!!! i will do my best to get something new on here for you tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Make a card and make a difference

Gina K. is the designer/owner of Gina K. Designs stamps has come up with this great idea. She is offering up some awesome candy from Gina K. What do you have to do? Just make some holiday/winter cards, send them to her, she will send them to the troops and you get a chance to win some goodies for every card you send. Let me rephrase that, for every card you send you get another chance at winning the goodies.
With all of that said, here is one of the cards I made for the troops. Now, this is a card to send to the cards that they can in return send to their loved ones back home.
I have to make this a really quick post so I am going to have to end with all of that. If you want to find out more info go to Gina K's blog here. I have read the blog info and can't seem to find out when these cards are requested to be entered to win those goodies. I have asked Gina K. as soon as I find out anything I will let you all know.
If you have any questions about my card then please feel free to ask.
Thanks for stopping by!!! Hope you have a great Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Happy Tuesday!!! I am so sorry I missed you guys yesterday. I tell you things were just run, run, run, this whole weekend. When I say that we had church activities all weekend I am not kidding. So, needless to say I didn't get any crafting done this whole weekend so nothing to show you yesterday.
I did, however, get in the craft room last night so I would have something to show you today.
So church this weekend was what we call a General Conference. Everyone in the church listens and watches the Conference either with the TV or online or if they are lucky they get to go to where the Conference is held. To try to help me listen and remember what is said I like to write notes about what was said during all the talks.
The reason why I mention all this is because I bought a notebook a long time ago probably from Target at the dollar section, only I think it was $2.50. I had planned to alter it at some point but never did until yesterday.
I used this notebook to write down my notes from Conference and loved it. I decided to pull out this really pretty paper that I have had for a while from Joann's. The paper from the notebook is brown and antique looking so that is what I wanted to do with this paper. Instead of the crisp white background I took some creamy caramel ink and sponged it all over the paper and then used a little more and inked the edges more.
I love the "Believe" from the PTI set "believe". I just thought it worked perfectly for this notebook. The paper is SU! creamy caramel and a blue (LOL, i don't keep track of the colors) The ribbon, I think was again from Michael's, I think. The sentiment was outlined with my clear glitter pen. On the white flowers I inked them a little with my creamy caramel, again, I was just trying to take away some of the starkness of the white. The little flowers are all primas and the brads are joann's specials hehehe. I used my SU! punch to punch the edge for the the spiral and then I used modge podge to put the paper on the front and back covers. (tip: if you are altering a notebook and want to use modge podge make sure you can't take the covers off before you modge podge. I made that mistake and tried to use the modge podge while the covers were still on the spiral and ended up having to tear the modge podge off after it dried, fun times ;P)
Alright I think that is enough talk for now. Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a great Tuesday!!!
ETA: thank you Lorie. i was in such a hurry to write the post that I forgot to post the picture.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


I unfortunately haven't had the chance to do much crafting today. This is a busy weekend for my church but I did want to come on here for a moment.
I hope the rest of you have had some fun in the craft room or have plans to do some card-making today. I will be back Monday with some eye candy for you.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

MFT card

I was out late getting things done and trying to get some rest before work tonight. I work Thursday night/Friday mornings, don't get any ideas it is legal and way below my educations level hehehe (I am the paper delivery boy :P)

Anyway, Happy Friday!!! It is the weekend and one more day before WCMD wooohooo!!!

I sat down to make something and had no idea what to do. I realized I haven't used my MFT stamps in a LONG time so I went with that. I wanted to use the farm girl and thought she would work for a garden girl as well.

I paper pieced her shirt and pants. The shirt PP is from Joann's and her pants were paper pieced with kraft paper. Have you noticed I have been using a LOT of kraft paper. I am so going to have to buy some more. White just seems too crisp for me right now, I am trying to tone things down.

The ribbon is from a Michael's $1 find, I used versamark ink to stamp the flowers on the top part (red portion). The brown flowers are from Joann's as well (I think hehehe). The brads are Queen & Co.

I think that is about it. Have a great Friday!!! Thanks for stopping by.


ATS Challenge

Happy Thursday!!! The week is almost over and then we can relax for a little while, right? Yeah, sure.

I am sorry I am getting this on here late. I almost forgot last night to get in the craft room and make something. Luckily I did remember and also remembered that All That Scraps has a design team challenge. The challenge was a sketch. I just had to play along. Layout challenges are so fun because half of the work is done for you.

I wanted to use PP for the panels because I haven't used PP in a really long time and I do have a lot just hanging around. I was going to try to figure out a way to incorporate a certain color into my design but then I noticed a paper pack I bought a while back at Joann's and found 3 different but nice patterns that go well together. It makes the card more of an elegant, chic type card. It isn't really my style but I really like it. I think the PP pack is DCWV and is called "Old West". The matting is the opposite side of some PTI chocolate PP.

I also stamped the cute little bear on the same PTI paper just on the back side and that was matted with PTI Spring Moss.

The jumbo eyelets are from SU! and the ribbon is a Michael's $1 spot find (I just flipped the ribbon over because it was a little too harsh of a color but had a nice pattern). The flower is a find I found at Hobby Lobby while I was in Kansas for my brother's wedding and the brad is just a Joann's pack of brads. I colored the bear in with prismacolor pencils and baby oil. A tip: when using paper that has a pattern on the back side make sure you use as little baby oil as possible or use dark colors. Otherwise I found that the pattern will show through. I am not sure if that is the same for OMS but I did notice it when making this card.

Well, I think that is about it. I really hope that your Thursday is a great one!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Pink Cat Challenge

Happy Wednesday!!! We are half way there, wooohooo!!!

I had a heck of a day. I am telling you, my boys waste no time getting back to the usual, horrible, frustrating routine. Geeesss!!! I am not sure how many of you have 2 little boys but I am telling you I wonder sometimes. It is even hard to take a shower during the day. I never know what I am going to see when I get out.

This card was fun to make. I was reading Lauren's blog here and knew I had to try the challenge. Especially since I had no idea what I was going to put on my blog today.

As it says on the challenge I had to use a pink cat studio stamp. If you want to know more about the challenge go to Melissa's (Pink Cat Studio owner) blog here. Well, I have plenty of Billy stamps to use so I set out to pick one. I just love this little guy and had to use him so I did.

The only thing I wanted to mention is that the scallop circle on the ribbon is a stamp from a retired SU! cowboy sticker set.

I need to make this short since my hubby needs the computer so if you are wanting to know something about the card then please email me and ask.