Thursday, October 21, 2010

Being off of work = crafty time

I am off of work for 2 weeks, so I should be able to work out every day and have some craft time.  I made a quick card for my nephews birthday, we got him a monkey pillow pet so I made this cute monkey card.  I finally got to use this Dustin Pike image.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

This is why I've been MIA

Sorry I haven't belonged to the paper crafting community for a while, but I have been super busy, this is what I have been up to.

 1. Working out on the elliptical and with Jillian Michaels and The Biggest Loser DVDs

2.Eating according to the food guide pyramid and doing portion control

3. Spending a ton of time with my hubby and son doing fun fall stuff

4. Baking (a little).  I made ghost cookies for Jack and my nephews

5. Reading a lot:
6. Working full time:
7. and volunteering in Jack's school when I get the chance

I do miss crafting, hopefully I will find time soon.  I reached my first goal weight (in losing weight), so I made a second goal weight.  I tried on my wedding dress and it is loose.  I have lost over 30 pounds.  So although I miss all of my crafting friends and I miss making cards and scrapbooking, I just haven't had time, but now you all know what I have been up to.  Miss you all.                                                   

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Made a card set

I made this simple note card set for a co-workers birthday, she loves dragonflies.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A challenge, I did a challenge, can you believe it

The challenge for the Card Makin Mamas Blog is anything goes and I had to make a wedding card for a wedding I am going to today.  It is a simple card, but so much prettier in person, I used glimmer mist on all the white cardstock.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sorry for your Loss

I wanted to make 3 cards for my bosses family that lost a family member last week, I wanted them to be kind of simple and plain, cause I was making 3 of them and have limited crafting time lately.  So I have a Thinking Of You rub-on on the front of the card and Sorry For Your Loss on the inside.  I just used chalk ink to color in the embossed images and added 3 gems at the bottom.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wow I made a card, can you believe it

This card is for 2 different challenges. For the Stampers Anonymous group on cafemom, you were to make a Christmas card and over on Card Makin Mamas blog you need to have some kind of embossing on your card.
I used a rak'd image and papers, also used some crimped paper, I embossed the red paper with my new embossing folder. I added 3 green gems.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Simple Birthday Card.

The challenge this week at Meljen's Design Challenge was to make a tall skinny card, this is the card that I made using one of their images. I colored the image with BICS and Copics, I used my flower punches, then covered the flowers with glimmer mist.  This card will also work for the Card Makin Mamas Blog Challenge: to pick 3 colors off of a picture of an umbrella that they have for inspiration, well I guess I kind of chose 4, but green, blue and orange is what I was going for, but there is a lot of yellow on the card too, I hope it works for the challenge.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sending Donkey Smiles

At the Spoon Full of Sugar Blog, they had a DT member get into a bad accident and she lost the sight in her right eye and has a long road to recovery, so they wanted everyone to use this cute little Donkey image to flood Michelles mailbox, in hopes for her to receive several get well wishes.  This is the card I made to send to Michelle.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Simple cards

A simple and quick card I made, the butterflies look so shimmery because I was trying out my new glimmer mist.
First card with my new nesties and new embossing folder, I think I'm gonna like them.  image is by Paper Makeup Stamps.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Our trip to Sevierville

We took a vacation to the big indoor/outdoor water park in Sevierville, TN.  The water park was awesome, we swam most days, all day, got to eat great food.  Took Jason to the knife museum, I got to shop at the scrapbook store, celebrated my birthday there, took Jack to the Aquarium, and Jack played put put golf with his cousins.  Here are just a few pics of the trip, all of them are on facebook.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Jack had fun at Barnfest today with his cousins. They had tractors and a playland area, horse rides, a calf, ponies, yummy food and Chaney's ice cream.
Jack loved rolling around in this and playing in the sand box, but he didn't want to go down the bumpy slide or swing very much.  PONIES!
Jacks first time riding a horse, he did great, but he doesn't smile at all his face is just constant concentration.  I asked him if he was scared and he said "no I was trying to hold on good"
                                          .Gracie and Jack petting a calf.
                                           Blue Moon ice cream at Chaney's          

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Crafting in TN part 2

Here are the cards I made at Cass's house.  The first one was for my KY crafty friend Lisa who is pregnant right now and having really strange dreams. LOL  Got the images in a set at Joann's for a dollar.  I kept it simple, paper was from Cass.  I stamped the unicorn with eggplant colored ink then colored it with copics and stickles.
I have had these images stamped forever and finally got around to using them, I used Cass's gold stickles and since I was with her and she makes awesome bows, "I was like pretty please make a orange bow"  LOL, the sad thing was it literally took her like 20 seconds to make the bow and I still can't make them.  Curse you bows!
This image was from Cass, the cute jelly gems were an early birthday present from Cass, Thank You, I love them!  I didn't follow a sketch or a challenge or anything today but the colors actually went along with the color challenge over in the Stampers Anonymous group on cafemom, so I entered it.  I used one of Cass's copics too, I am gonna have to get that color, I love it!

This next card is the current freebie over at Bugaboo Stamps so go snag it, they put a new freebie up every Friday.  This paper was some that Cass had given me a while ago and I have been hanging onto it.  The flower brads were from Cass's stash.  I used copics, bics and stickles.  The cute button was in an embellishment container I got from The Angel Company.  I didn't put a sentiment on it yet, cause I don't know who it is going to yet or for what occasion.  I had a blast, but Cass came up with a new plan - craft for half of the day then take the boys to the park or something for the other half cause they go a little nuts after a while, that is a great plan.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Crafty time in TN

Jack and I went down to TN yesterday to spend the day with my friend Cass and her son Noah.  I got 4 cards made and Cass got 3 cards and a scrapbook page.  Our boys were a bit on the cranky side (neither one took a nap) yesterday, but we still managed to get some crafting and talking done.
 Jack is exploring in Noah's room, it is always exciting to see new toys.  He LOVES his train table!

 A little craft time for the kids. they made FOAM PUPPETS!  Jack went to sleep with his last night, at first he was gonna just tuck it in with his Zhu Zuh pet Scoodles, but he ended up falling asleep with an elephant foam puppet, so cute.

                                                               Being a cheeseball
Jack had a blast, boys did, until nap time came and went and they still hadn't taken naps. LOL
Will post the cards later on today,

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Time and Energy to craft = lots of cards in one week, haha

Being off of work, I have had so much more energy and I have gotten so much done, I have quality time with Jack (we have read lots of books and played so much together), The house is cleaned, the laundry is done, I got a lot of cards made this week and my Mojo is not gone yet.
This first card is for my friend Cass who just bought her first house so this is a congrats on your new house card.  She had actually given me these papers, so I know she likes the colors.  The stamps are from JoAnn's in the dollar bin.  The flower was from a rak, the ribbon was from a ribbon swap.  It is hard to see but in the bottom right of the yellow paper I embossed the word congratulation in orange ink.
 here is an up close so you can see the congratulations, now I wished I would have used some darker ink, at least you can notice on the actual card, not so much in pictures.
 Diane had sent me some pretty bird images, this image took a while to color, but I think it turned out so pretty.  I colored it with my glitter pen, copics and green glaze pen.  It is hard to see but in the bottom right corner on the white paper it says thinking of you.  I can't do bows, the pretty bow was some that Cass had made, I have been hording them and not wanting to use them, but I think it made this card pop.
 You can see the coloring pretty well in this picture, I wish I would have colored the bird a little lighter of a shade, cause it kind of blends in with the birdhouse.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Fiber, ribbon, or lace Oh my!

This week the challenge over at Meljen's Designs was to use fiber, ribbon or lace on your card. I used a lacey ribbon that I got in a ribbon swap and of course this cute Meljen's image, which I colored with copics and glaze pens, and I added a touch of glitter here and there.
 You can see the shine that the glaze pens give in the second picture better than the first.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A quick Father's Day card

This is just a quick card I made for Jason last night.  I got this freebie a while ago, but I didn't label the company that the image was from so I don't remember.  I added a #1 Dad rub-on, 3 stars and some flat black sticker button things. On the inside of the card it has a cute freebie from PMS.  I forgot to take a pic of it.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Busy as a Bee

Got this sweet image from Diane.  She had embossed it, really makes the image pop.  I kept the card simple, cause I didn't want anything to take away from the image.

Here is a close up of the image


In the CCC group on cafemom, we did a card kit swap.  Angie sent me a great kit, this is my 3rd card with it.  The image is from Bugaboo Stamps, they have a freebie every Friday.

This next card was made with another bugaboo stamp and it is made from the same card kit from Angie.

This is a simple 3x3 card made with a image from Papermom dot com.

I am finally getting to use this stamp.  I have been trying to use images from swaps and digital images that I have printed, so I have forgotten about the stamps that I actually have.  This sweet stamp was given to me by my sweet friend Ivy.  I kept the card simple, I went a little crazy with the polka dots. LOL

I was given a set of pretty flower stickers a while ago and am finally opening them.  I made a simple 3x3 card.

This next card I kept simple too.  My Mom gave me a gift card to HL last year and I bought this set of flowers, among other things.  Earlier this year we moved into our new house, we couldn't use the garage for a while, so we had to park outside, and our new house is next to a huge field with field mice.  I am hypoglycemic so I always have to carry snacks and stuff with me in case I get a low blood sugar.  Field mice +food in the car = 2 mice in the car causing a mess and stinking it up.  They are all gone now.  My friend Heather over at Fresh Brewed Designs created this image for me.  LOL I love it.

This is the inside of the 3x3 bird card. Blogger was making me mad and not letting me correct anything once it was on.  The sentiment is also by Papermom dot com.