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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Project in Progress

It's  the last day of the month and almost the end of the week and I have been trying to post something all week.   I have been working on a LO that I started last Friday and have yet to complete.  Yesterday morning I woke up and started and almost finished the card that I am sharing today.  It is a work in progress that was inspired by a cricut card from the Creative Holiday Cards cricut cartridge.  Although the card that I am showing is done  it is not one that I would give to someone, my daughter has claimed it as her own.  I used two punches, a circle and star to create the tree: stamped  the sentiment and a layer of pattern paper and and a solid in addition to the base.  The time consuming part was adhering the circles!  I will be sure to share the finished card once I am done.  Take care, we have been enjoying warmer temps this week!

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Hello Thursday!  My last few posts have been LOs, I hope to spend some time working on a few more over the weekend.  Today I'm sharing  a card that I put together last night for this week's sketch over at Clean and Simple Stamping. I used the DCWV Juniper Berry 6x6 paper stack, the flower from is from  Recollections and flower gems are some that I think I received in a RAK.   I'm still making thank you cards, will need to switch soon as the holidays are approaching.   Have a great day, are you enjoying the Fall temps?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Family Love

Hello and Happy Sunday!  Today I am sharing a LO that really warmed my heart to complete, one that was emotionally challenging but has helped me in my grief.  I was going through my phone and found these pictures of my sister with my children, this would be the last time my son would see her.

The sketch inspiration for the LO is this month's pajama party hosted by  Tiare over at iClassygirl.  I wasn't able to join the online party but decided to use the sketch for these pictures. I used pattern paper and some of the embellishments from a Colorbok kit, foam Thickers for the title and buttons from American Crafts.  This is another one of those LOs where I think it looks better in person!

Wishing you a great week.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Have Some Cake

This has been a very busy week and I'm in need of some downtime, I've also committed myself to do some training at work on Saturday too.  I don't know what I was thinking since it is homecoming weekend here and we'll be going to Virginia Union University for some of their weekend festivities! 

I'm excited to share today's LO for three different challenges.  Scraps of Color week #41 blog challenge was to create a project that included a birthday cake.  Scraps of Color is celebrating its 9th anniversary this month.  The LO uses some pictures that I took last Friday when we went to visit my mom for her birthday.  We always take her a cake from a bakery here, I originally had planned to cut a cake with my cricut.  I just didn't feel like pulling it out, I couldn't believe I didn't have a cake sticker!  Looking at how the picture of the LO came out I am not sure I like it, its one of  those cases where it looks better in person.

The LO's sketch was inspired by October's week #2 LO challenge over at Let's Get Sketchy,  I had fun using last week's sketch so I decided play along again this week.  Finally over at Scrap Our Stash they are having a tic tac toe challenge for this month.  I used the three items from the top row going across which included: buttons, washi tape and chipboard.  All items used have been in my stash for quite some time.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Game Face

Wow, I was up well past midnight trying to finish this LO  Hello Monday and Happy Columbus Day, I'm not one of the lucky people that happen to be off work today! 

Today I am sharing a LO that was inspired by October's week #1 sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy.  The LO uses a picture of my daughter taken earlier this month while we were at Dave and Buster's.  She wasn't really feeling the picture, sometimes she doesn't like to take pictures!  I used some paper from the  K&Co Citronella specialty pack, washi tape, game tickets and other embellishments from my stash. 

Have a great week!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Start the Party

I'm back today to share a card made for another project from the SASIE workshop, I think I'm down to eight now!  I used some leftover paper from yesterday's LO and more stickers to create this simple birthday card; the pattern paper is from the DCWV dots, stripes and plaids stack.  I've been using my stash but I can't seem to put a noticeable dent in it!

I'm also sharing this card for week #39 blog challenge over at Scraps of Color, the challenge was a "anything goes card"  for world card making day.

I went to work today, ran errands, attended a girl scout event with my daughter, played a little and now I've got to get dinner ready and tackle some house chores. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Girls Rule

Happy Friday and Happy International Day of the Girl! I hope you will do your part in helping to educate and inspire girls so that the world can be changed. Happy 72nd birthday to my mom, my favorite girl! Today is cool, rainy and dreary but I'm preparing to go visit my mom for her birthday.

Today I am sharing another LO from the Summertime and the Scrappin' is Easy workshop, I'm not sure I'll ever finish but my goal is to get them done before I have to start working on my holiday cards.  The challenge was to use stickers,  I only used a few stickers but I used some that have been lingering around for a while.  The LO uses pictures taken of some of the flowers in our yard one day during the summer, I wanted to capture them fully bloomed before they were gone!  I had a hard time getting a good picture of the LO because of the weather.

Thank you for stopping by,  have a great weekend!

Monday, October 7, 2013


October is a busy month of many health awareness observations, I was not aware of most of them.  Over at Scraps of Color the blog challenge for this week was to share a project centered around breast cancer or domestic violence awareness.  Today I am sharing a picture of the bulletin board that I did at work.  I used the Designer Calendar cricut cartridge to cut the month and  my cameo to cut the ribbons.  The other listings were typed on the computer, printed and matted.  There you have it, now go forth and support a cause.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Thank You

I didn't get to play very much yesterday as my chores got the best of me and my playtime was limited. The weather was nice so my husband needed me to help in the yard so that put me behind with my inside chores. I did manage to use this week's sketch over at Clean & Simple Stamping to make another thank you card. I like this sketch so I'll be using it again! The pattern paper is from the DCWV 6x6 folied elegance stack, the flowers are from the Paper Studio and the trim is Recollections. Wishing you and yours a great week.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

National Card Making Day

Hello and Happy National Card Making Day, what are your plans for today? I don't have any formal plans just hoping I can get in some play time. Today I'm sharing a project that I just finished for delivery later today. My husband asked me to make forty thank you cards for one of his fraternity brothers. When he asked me he said 'I volunteered you for a job' I graciously accepted to keep the peace! I knew that the cards would be distributed to a bunch of men that would not have an appreciation for a handmade card so I kept it simple; I even ran the cards through the printer to print the inside message. A Darice embossing folder for the sentiment and my silhouette cameo to cut the greek letters for the closure and two packages of Recollections cards and envelopes. The hardest part was finding the time to put them together and figuring out the handwriting to address the envelopes. The task has been completed, packaged for delivery and my husband will probably earn some bragging rights with the guys! Wishing you a great day and fun weekend!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Are you Okay

Hello Tuesday and Happy October, I'm back today to share a LO that I finished over the weekend. This is another LO from the Summertime and the Scrappin' is Easy workshop. Although I vowed to finish the workshop I'm starting to feel like this is never ending. I think I still have about ten more projects to complete, one thing I do know for sure I can't complete a LO or card a day! The LO uses pictures taken of my daughter the day she had surgery in August, she looked like a zombie from all the meds. According to the doctor she healed perfectly so for that we're thankful. The paper came from the Kathy Davis Happiness paperpack, the buttons and ribbons were a gift (thanks Kelli), part of the title cut with my cricut using the Letter Envy cartridge (first time using it) and the word 'you' some old stickers that I've been trying to use forever. The photo corners and brackets are from Making Memories and I have had them forever too! I also used a piece of gauze that she was given upon discharge that we never used. Take care and have a great day.