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Friday, November 29, 2013

Hello Friday

So are you in a turkey coma, dessert overload or in a shopping frenzy?  I am getting ready for work, should have been out the door by now!  I spent some time yesterday trying to get some of my cards made for a service project that we are doing, I need to make 20 holiday cards for a women's shelter.  Although I am not doing anything out of the ordinary 'signature simple' cards I still can't seem to mass produce cards quickly.  I guess its all the love that goes into handmade cards!

Today I'm sharing a card that was created using sketch #321 over at Mojo Monday.  I am also sharing this card for week 48 blog challenge over at Scraps of Color.  The paper used came from a 6x6  paper pack called Welcome Christmas from Pebbles, that I picked up in Marshalls last weekend..  The remaining items came from my stash. Wishing you and yours a blessed weekend.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


I am so very thankful but I have been a little down for a few days.  I am thankful for my family, faith, employment, and reasonable good health!   I have been extremely busy at work in addition to what's going on in our family. I wasn't going to make cards but I needed a distraction so I put together about 12 cards using misc. paper, stamps, cricut cuts and other embellishments from my stash.  I hope to get my Christmas cards started soon so I will be able to make more!  Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving.

I'm sharing this post for the give thanks blog challenge post over at Scraps of Color for week #47.  I was also sharing it over at Hiding in My Craft Room.  This is my first time sharing over at HIMCR, if you're looking for some great challenges and inspirations you may want to visit their site.

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Its the start of a new week and I haven't gotten anything done around the house and its time to go back to work!  Oh well the good thing is that we're not hosting anyone for the holidays so maybe I'll have the energy to do something around the house.  Today I'm sharing a card that I made for one of DH's fraternity brothers that got married yesterday: we had every intention of going to the wedding but we ran out of time so we decided not to go.  The card sketch inspiration is from this week's sketch over at Clean and Simple Stamping.  I embossed the background with my cuttlebug and cut the bride and groom from the cricut wedding cartridge.  The stamp is from Stampin' Up and the pearls are Recollections.  Wishing you and yours a great week.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day

The day is almost over but I didn't want the day to end without expressing my sincere gratitude to our veterans.  Happy Veterans Day to the brave men and women that  currently serve and those that have previously served.  Thank you for the sacrifice.

Today's card is one that was inspired by this week's sketch over Clean and Simple Stamping.  I am also sharing this card for week #45 blog sketch over at Scraps of Color.  I put this card together using scraps of paper,  the circle star was cut from the Stand and Salute cricut cartridge and the stamp is from Stampin' Up.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fall Fun

Hello Sunday, warm fall day here today; I went in to work today so we didn't make it to church.  I am thankful beyond measure even though there are challenges all around.  Today's LO is one that I created using pictures of our annual trip to select a pumpkin.  Long gone are the days when we go to a traditional pumpkin patch.  We usually just go to one of the neighborhood churches that set up a pumpkin patch on their front lawn annually.  They have a very good selection that they get from Mexico and overprice; but we look at our purchase as supporting one of their missions.  We were suppose to decorate and enter it in a pumpkin decorating contest being hosted by dd's orthodondist but we never got around to doing it.  As for the LO I didn't follow a sketch or challenge just selected some paper and random embellishments from my stash.  Thank you for stopping by, wishing you and yours a beautiful week.

Friday, November 8, 2013

OWH Card Sketch 197

Hello Friday, cool crisp fall day wiith lots to be thankful for despite some challenges.  All week I have been trying to get some play time in so I  finally finished this  card.  The sketch inspiration for this card is from this week's  sketch over at  Operation Write Home.  The papers used were from a 6x6 paper pack that I received last year during  a holiday gift exchange over at Scraps of Color.   The stamp is one that has been in my stash for a long time, I received it from another scrapper for being a challenge participant.  I colored the tree with some random pencils that I've had forever.  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Whatever Wednesday

Its Wednesday and everybody is a buzz about yesterday's elections across the county.  I'm just glad that the ads won't be all over the television and the signs can now be taken down!  We're expecting a mild Fall day today but I'm gearing up for a busy work day, the last few weeks have been exhausting.  Today I'm sharing a LO that I created using pictures of DH as he has decided to start wearing bow ties more frequently and not just during formal events.  He mastered the tying of bow ties by watching You Tube of course.  I used my cameo to cut the little bow ties, thickers, metal lettering and other embellishments from my stash.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Warmest Wishes

Its Saturday and I'm back to share  another signature simple card that I created when I got home from work yesterday.  I needed to do something to relax my mind so I decided to play a little!  The sketch inspiration for this card is from Operation Write Home.  I just used the leftover paper scraps from a card that I made earlier this week along with some gems.  I think the sentiment is a Stampin' Up stamp, all done without alot of fanfare!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Kappa Wives

Hello and Happy Friday!  I finally finished the LO that I started a week ago during the Scraps of Color Anniversary Pajama Party.  I used the provided sketch for inspiration and a picture from an event that we attended in June.  The papers used were from several packs, I  used my Slice to cut the word Kappa and the thickers for the word wives.  I struggled with which colors and embellishments to use since I tend to use the same colors when I scrap Kappa related pictures.  I especially like the pearls around the picture  and the flower  by Webster's ( a gift from a sista friend).  Thank you for your visit, have a great weekend.