Friday, December 4, 2009

it's been a while

I've been crafty - but mostly stuff for presents and I can't share yet or forget to take pictures and have already sent them off! So, I thought I'd share a couple pics from pie breakfast this year... I was in heaven! I took a key lime, a turtle cheesecake, and a cherry - with cherries I picked, pitted and canned this past summer. There was also lemon meringue, blueberry, strawberry, a chocolate one just to name a few... I was too full for dinner that afternoon! One of the best Turkey day traditions EVER!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pie for breakfast?

I made this card in honor of my friend Tiffany - her family hosts a Thanksgiving Pie Breakfast on Thanksgiving morning. Sure there is pie after dinner, but this way you can really enjoy the pie without being stuffed from the meal! What a great idea! She said her mom once made something like 15 pies! (or something like that!) just about any kind you can imagine! mmmmm - I've started making my list of pies I want for thanksgiving this year -- we definitely will be borrowing her tradition! Pumpkin, Apple, Marion berry, perhaps a chocolate cream pie or maybe a lemon cream or meringue....this list could go on and on.... What is your favorite pie?

Monday, October 12, 2009

I love it when the colors start to change. There are some trees just down the road from me - every year I say I'm going to take picture of the beautiful colors, but I never get to it! Hopefully this will be the year!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy October!

I love the Little people from LAD - the witch is one of my favs! I made this simple little basket for my daughter's teacher for Halloween. I plan to fill it with a caramel corn mix. Adding the rhinestones gave it just the right touch of bling! and of course you can't go wrong with ribbons! Check out LAD's project of the month page for more details on how to make it!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Christmas cards?

When do you start on your Christmas cards? I usually start in late summer or early autumn. I've been making cards here and there, but haven't settled yet on the one that I will mass produce. This little guy is from the Love and Joy labels set from LAD.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall is in the air

Even though it's been a warm week (in the 80's) I'm ready for fall - crisp, cool mornings warm afternoons - I love it. This is one of my favortie fabrics - it is all that I have left of it, so I decided to use it to inspire my card - warm fall colors.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


are you ready for Halloween? I'm ready to get out my Halloween decorations! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for! This image is from Lizzie Anne Designs, so fun and the paper is from a retired pack from Stampin' Up.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

blank cards?

Do ou have a lot of blank cards? I do, I like them because when I need a card, I can reach for the balnk stack, find the perfect one, add a sentiment and I'm good to go. I like to have a few on hand with the usual sentiments, but this card has so many possibilities that I didn't want to decide when I made which sentiment to use. I used a card sketch to make this card, but of course I don't remember where I found it! The paper is from Sweet Slumber pack from SU and the owl is from LAD, The Great Outdoors.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

One Sheet Wonder

It's been a while since I've done a one sheet wonder, but I've been trying to do them more lately. You can get so many cards from just one peice of paper. And they can look so different if you use double sided paper. For my stamp club this month, (actually all year) we are doing one sheet wonders. Since this is the first class, I wanted to stay on the simple side, it was easier than I thought it would be to come up with a OSW on my own. I just started cutting and numbering, so it will be easy to re-create. I used 5 sheets of white CS for my card cases, 1 sheet 12 x 12 for the main backgrounds and then scraps from 4 coordinating colors to fill in the empty spaces and do the accents. Not bad for 10 cards. These are very simple, basic cards and for those who want, it is easy to add extra layers and embellishments.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

simply thanks....

I'm always in need of thank you cards and I like to have a stash on hand. This is a very simple card to mass produce. the "simply thanks" is from the Sept Monthly Mix, Something to Crow About. It comes as one image in the set. I stamped it once in black and cut out the "simply" and then stamped it in Celery and cut out each letter to make it have more of an impact. A simple black ribbon and bow across the bottom finish it off nicely.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

good bye summer?

Is summer really gone - today was so cold at the bus stop! I'm not quite ready for such a drastic change in the weather. This image is from the Aug LAD Monthly Mix - such a fun little butterfly.

Friday, September 4, 2009


I made this card in honor of my GIANT sunflower we planted this year. We had no idea if it would even grow - 5 of the 6 we planted didn't survive the tranplanting in the spring. But this one - it has done very well. I will have to take a picture of it - it is as tall as our house. Crazy! This is a tri-fold card and of course - I love the dots! Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

In a bind?

I am so loving this new image from LAD - it's one of the Sept singles - being released today. I love the LAD little people and this little guy is the perfect addition!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Christmas already

I've begun to work on Christmas is one of the ones I made this week,

Monday, August 24, 2009

an apple a day

one of my favorite images from the Sept Mix - Something to Crow About - I love these little apples. School is almost here and my little ones are excited to get started!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

mixin' it up again

I love this tree - it's from the Sept Monthly Mix - Something to Crow About. It's so versitile and I just love that you could use it for any holiday or occasion. I also love this paper - I've again been trying to use up the scraps leftover from big projects. I can never seem to use them all up! But that's ok when it's one of my fav - I just love the grren strip across this card.

Monday, August 17, 2009


I wanted to share a pillow that I made to go with this quilt. Ruffles are everywhere and I thought it would be a cute additiont o her bed - a couple more are in the works. I used a serger on the blue strips of fabric and just zigzaged the pink fabric. I was a lot of fun to make this and soooo easy!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

new monthly mix!

I am loving this new monthly mix from Lizzie Anne - it has so many great images! This rooster was especially fun - a couple months ago I picked up some chicken/rooster kitchen themed paper and embellishements - perfect for this stamp. I love the chicken wire paper that doesn't scream chicken wire. if you haven't signed up yet, do it now! you won't be disappointed!

Friday, August 14, 2009

lots of flowers

when I saw this single, I knew right away that I wanted a whole row of these flowers, and I didn't want to color them either. I love all the flowers here, and they coordinate so well with so many of the other Lizze Anne sets. Buttons, of course, seem to always finish off a card lately..

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Winner

This is one of the singles that was released on August 1 - along with the football player. I wanted to do something a little different with the sentiment, I even wanted to make it girly. I love how it turned out. The background paper has lots of sparkles on it along with the flower. And this is becoming one of my favorite color combos!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mix it up!

I am loving the Monthly Mix stamps from LAD - such a great assortment of useful stamps and you know how am I about it must be useful. I love this little bird and the colors are a bit of a departure from the norm for me - this paper is one of my favorites. I wanted to pull the brighter colors from it and the buttons helped to pull it all together. I'm finally using my 'stash' of favorite ribbon. It must be used in order to buy more! At least that is what I keep telling myself so that I will use it!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Best Wishes

When I first saw the football player, I knew I wanted to do something with him and the cheerleader - so I made a Best Wishes card. I think it woudl be great for an engagment card or a wedding card. Her pompoms have a bit of sparkle shimmery paint and his helmet got a touch of shimmerz. After all, a wedding cards needs some bling!

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Great Outdoors.

Did I tell you that I love the shrooms from The Great Outdoors set? I do - I think it is too cute and for some reason reminds me of the Smurfs....

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bloomin Doodles

I wanted to show another card from Bloomin' Doodles today. I love how simple this card is and how quickly it came together. I added shimmerz to the flowers and it gave it that extra bit of sparkle - although you can't tell in the picture.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sneak Peak #3

Today is the final day of the sneaks peaks! My first card showcases Oh Christmas Tree, I love this set (have I said that before) I used the tree you see as the main image in white for my background paper as well, stamping it in Kiwi on white paper. The second card, is from Love and Joy Labels - so perfect for all those upcoming Christmas and Holiday gifts you'll be making! Again I stamped the background (red) with a versamark ink to give a bit something more. I hope you enjoyed the sneak peaks! Tomorrow everything will be on sale!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sneak Peak #2

What a fun Halloween Set. Kindof a spooky feel to it. Loving the silhouette of the bat!
Bllomin Doodles is also being revealed today and I LOVE this one! You can never have too many flower sets! I love variety of images in this set - somany different looks can be acheived!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sneak Peak #1

I have two sneak peaks to share with you today - first up is from the set The Great Outdoors. Loving it! Love the sentiments - so very clever! This set also has a corrdinating digital paper - loving the shrooms!
Next to show is an image from Cute as a Bug. I thought this would make a fun baby card - a little different from the overdose of pink! This set has coordinating digital paper as well!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hey Sunshine

Sweet Summer! Strawberries make me think of summer, this is another image from LAD's new Monthly Mix - Hey Sunshine! I'm just loving it! It has so many fun images to play with! Hard to tell in the picture, but the strawberry and cupcake have just a bit of shimmerz on them.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

So FUN!!!!

I got the new Monthly Mix from Lizzie Anne in the mail today and couldn't wait to ink it up! There were so many choices! It fills up two cases! First up is the owl in the tree - I just love this little guy! I also love to make my animals a color other than what is expected.

This card is a pocket card - great for a birthday gift card or really any reason for gift giving. The gift card can go in the pocket and I can add a sentiment across the bottom when I'm ready to use it.
Go to Lizzie Anne to get all the details on the Monthly Mix and see how you can get it for just $25!

A new Mix

have you seen what's new at Lizze Anne? check it out here! Lots of fun things going on and be sure to check out how you could win the entire summer release!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Good Luck!

Don't you just love this little cheerleader from LAD? We all need a little cheer in our lives at some point!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Party Animals!

Happy Anniversay Lizzie Anne! Today only Party Animals is 40% off so head on over to LAD and get yours! This is one of my favorite sets - I reach for it just about every time I need a birthday card. It is great for just about anyone! Happy Birthday!

Friday, July 3, 2009

July Single

It looks pretty plain - huh? but it's for my girls. Everytime I am at my table stamping - they ask me to stamp them something - usually it is one of the little people from LAD. So I made them a box full of stamped images for them to color. (Did you see the cute new cheerleader? - LOVE her!) Now i can just hand them one - or maybe even give them the whole box!!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sneak Peak #1

First up is Cute as a Bug - this set has coordinating digital paper. So fun! I made this card for a baby card - cute, yet a little different than the baby pink!

the second set is The Great Outdoors. This set also has digital paper and I just LOVE the shrooms! They are so cute! also, the sentiments with this set are just the best - so very clever!
stay tuned for tomorrow's sneak peaks!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Summer Fun Kit

Summer fun kit
Stir sticks - also help remember whose glass is whose

Close up of hand sanitizer bottle

I was up for the Project of the Month for LAD today - I decided to make a Summer Fun Kit - the possibilities are endless! I put a popsicle kit in mine along with a water bottle and drink mix pouch, hand sanitizer, spray on sunscreen, chapstick ( i got the idea for this here, changed up the dimensions and such) drink stir sticks, and a card (include a fun popsicle recipe in here). What a fun little gift for someone or just to have all together in one spot of your house - you summer fun kit!
Starting today is Lizzie Anne's Anniversary Celebration - lasting through the 14th. Great things are in store this month! Everyday a different set will be spotlighted and on sale - so be sure to check it daily to stock up on all the great sets!
Here's a few more popsicle recipes:
Watermelon Popsicles
2 cups watermelon cubed remove seeds
1 cup apple juice
Blend in blender until smooth. Pour into Popsicle molds and freeze.
Multi Layer Fruit Pops
2 Cups sliced fresh strawberries
¾ Cup sugar, divided
1 1/3 Cups fresh peaches, sliced
2 cups diced watermelon
Puree in blender strawberries and ¼ cup sugar. Pour small amount in molds or paper cups about 1/3 full. Put in Popsicle sticks. Freeze. Puree peaches and ¼ cup sugar in blender. Pour over frozen strawberry layer. Freeze. Cube watermelon and remove seeds. Puree watermelon and ¼ cup sugar in blender. Pour over frozen peach layer and freeze.
This one would be fun to alternate fruit and yogurt or ice cream layers!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's Summer time!

Love love LOVE these flip flops from Chillin' & Grillin'. to me, these colors scream summer and get yourself some new flips!

Monday, June 29, 2009

I copied an idea I saw on Meridith's blog forever ago... I think it might have been a Valentine's Day card - but she used several different sentiments and stamped them all over her focal panel with different inks. I love it so much and so - here is my rendition using Everyday Sayings. I also used SU's new in color ribbon - I just LOVE the polka dots and the new color of Bermuda Bay. It looks so different to me in person than it does in the catalog!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Hang in there

I love this chandelier from LAD In the Parlor. I stamped it in white ink and embossed it with a sparkly silver embossing powder, then i used my ink sponge and sponged a little white ink all around it so it would "glow" if you will. Love the sentiment as well!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sparklers for all

such a fun new stamp from Lizzie Anne! This is one of the June singles and I just love it. You can't tell in the picture, but my sparklers are very sparkly! They also have a coordinating digi paper. This stamp makes me want to send out cards for the 4th of July!