Friday, July 31, 2009

feel better...

on my couch feel better
TGIF!!!! I am so happy it is Friday (of course:D). Ashley and I are going to have a "Girl's Night" tonight...dinner and a movie *smile*

Here is a card I made for my mom, she just had surgery and I wanted to send her a little get well card...luckily I had my new stamp sets~I used On My Couch and the new PTI Perfect Match color Scarlett Jewel. Since I enjoy paper piecing...I think I will use this set a LOT!!! It comes with some really cute sentiments too.

Update...Everyday Button Bits is back in stock over at Papertrey Ink!!! Hurry up and order one~such a great set!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): On My Couch stamp set; Scarlett Jewel/Choc Chip (SU!)/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Scarlett Jewel/New Leaf/Enchanted Evening/Choc Chip (SU!) ink; New Leaf Double Stitched ribbon

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

hey chickadee...

everyday button bits 2Hi there Chickadee!!
I hope you are having a great week (it is even better knowing today is Wednesday and the week is half over!!). I have to say that I {heart} this new PTI stamp set, Everyday Button Bits!!! This little bird is so cute!

I made this card for my blog friend Shelli (hi Shelli!!!), when she went to make her PTI order, this set was on back send her a card I made with the set (hope it gets back in stock soon for ya!).

Some randomness...It has been crazy hot here in Phoenix this week...I think it was 114 degrees yesterday (whew!). I cannot wait for it to cool down a bit so I can get back to my power is to stinkin' hot outside for that!!! I was supposed to dust off my elliptical machine this week...but, I always seem to talk myself out of it!!!

Enjoy today!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Everyday Button Bits stamp set; Aqua Mist/Berry Sorbet/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Choc Chip (SU!)/Aqua Mist ink; Berry Sorbet Vintage Buttons; Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch (Michael's); Aqua Mist Dotted Satin Ribbon

Monday, July 27, 2009

new stamps...

everyday button bits
Happy New Week! (that sounds better than Monday!)...

I hope you had a marvelous weekend!!! Mine was full of the regular weekend stuff, some fun family time, and a little stamping! I got my PTI order on Friday afternoon...and had some time in my stamp room on Saturday~I am LOVING this new set Everyday Button Bits!!! it is so cute and versatile!!! I hope I don't bore you with cards from this set, LOL!

Oh and I really like the On My Couch set too!! Really cute! It reminds me of Color Forms (I am dating myself now!). They were these vinyl stick on things that you stuck to a board and could remove...I had one of a house and furniture (that I loved to play with btw), It is really fun adding pillows and other elements to the card front!! I am definitely going to have to order the On My Couch Additions!

Enjoy today!

Supplies Used (PTI unless noted): Everyday Button Bits stamp set; Enchanted Evening/Choc Chip (SU!)/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Choc Chip (SU!) ink; New Leaf Buttons; New Leaf double stitched ribbon; Twine (SU!)

Friday, July 24, 2009

monogrammed cards...part 2

monogram day 2

Happy Friday Friends...

Have you heard of Flick? I finally caved and opened an account and have been uploading my photos.

What I like about Flick is...
It is another type of backup for your photos in case of a computer crash, You can set your account to private or public, There are tons of photos to browse (I have wasted so much time doing that), and you can copy the HTML code and make your blog photos bigger than what Blogger allows you to (I am digging that!). I tried it in today's post, and I think I like it!

Here are my monogrammed cards (part 2). I had a lot of fun making these for my dear friend Sue, who celebrated her birthday last week.
I wanted to keep the same color scheme, so they would be tied together someway.

I am hopefully getting my Papertrey order today~I love when the brown truck makes a stop at my house...just makes me happy!!! I hope to get creative with my new stuff this weekend!!

Enjoy the weekend!!!

Supplies Used: Fresh Alphabet (PTI) Stamp set (Michael's)/B&C Mini (PTI);Ocean Tide (PTI)/Whisper White (SU!)/Basic Black (SU!) cardstock; Black (PTI)/Ocean Tide (PTI ink; Black Satin Dotted Ribbon (PTI); Ocean Tide Grosgrain Ribbon (PTI); Circle/Scallop Punch (SU!); Cuttlebug Embossing Folders (JoAnn's); Martha Stewart Lace Doily Punch (Michael's)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

monogrammed cards part 1

Hi all...
Today I have some monogrammed cards to share with you.
My friend Sue celebrated her birthday (29 right Sue?) on Saturday. I wanted to make her some cards to go along with her gift. I had planned on making all one design, but I guess I must have been in a creative mood.
Here are 3 of the 6 I made (will post the other 3 on Friday). I used the same color scheme so they would coordinate, but changed up the layouts.

They were a lot of fun to create! Hope she likes them:)

Have a terrific Day!!

Supplies Used: Martha Stewart Monogram Stamp set (Michael's)/Polka Dot Background (SU!)/B&C Mini (PTI);Ocean Tide (PTI)/Whisper White (SU!)/Basic Black (SU!) cardstock; Black (PTI)/Ocean Tide (PTI)/Fresh Snow (PTI) ink; Black Satin Dotted Ribbon (PTI); White Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!); Square Punch (SU!); Scall oped Nestabilities Die (JoAnn's Online); Cuttlebug Polka dot/Flower Embossing Folders (JoAnn's)

Monday, July 20, 2009

happy happy birthday...

Hi all...

I hope your week is off to a great start! It has been pretty hot here in AZ (anything over 11o degrees is HOT to us, LOL!), every year I forget just how hot it gets...until it hits, but I remind myself, I would much rather have the heat than cold and snow!!!

I have been busy working on Birthday cards (this one is for my dear Friend Sue!!! Happy Birthday!!!!)~I copied this one I made a few weeks back, I just love this set by Lisa Johnson. I also used my new punch (which wasn't as easy as my SU! ones). I am hoping to get my PTI package this week!!! It has been a while since there have been new stamps in da house!!!

Enjoy your day!!

Supplies used: Life (PTI)/Birthday Best (SU!)/Polka Dot Background (SU!) stamps; Kraft/Whisper White (SU!)/Ocean Tide (PTI) cardstock; Fresh Snow/Ocean Tide/Pure Poppy/Berry Sorbet/New Leaf (all PTI)/More Mustard (SU!) ink; Berry Sorbet Grosgrain Ribbon (PTI); Button (unknown); Twine (SU!); Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch (Michael's)

Friday, July 17, 2009

birthday card for my brother-in-law...

My brother in law, Todd, celebrated his birthday on July 13th, can you guess how old he is???
I pulled out my Humorous Birthday set by Inkadinkadoo, since it has non-flowery images. I paper pieced this little turtle and he came out pretty cute, IMO. I don't think it is too girly (what do you think?)...even though I HAD to add some ribbon and a button, LOL!
Did you see the new Papertrey stamp sets? I had a weak moment and got this and this, (Lets just say I qualified for free shipping!!!) plus some buttons, paper and ribbon...woot! I cannot wait for it to arrive *smile*
Ashley said the stamp sets were so cute, that she wanted to come over and stamp with me once they arrive~Good Times!!!
Enjoy the weekend!
Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Humorous Birthday (Inkadinkadoo)/Fresh Alphabet (PTI); Wild Wasabi/Whisper White/Basic Black cardstock; Basic Black ink; Apple Cider Designer Paper; Black Grosgrain Ribbon (Michael's); Button (unknown); Twine; Circle Punches

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

my sewing project...

Hi Blogging Friends...
I hope you are having a great week!!! Here is the little sewing project I made for Ashley's birthday gift. I used the pattern here (which was pretty basic and easy to follow~the only sewing projects I know how to do, LOL!). Of course I had to make a coordinating card to go along with the gift bag *smile* It is a nice finished size, great for gift giving and then can be recycled as a lunch bag.

I signed up for Jessica Sprague's free photo editing course and have not even done one lesson yet...argh!!! Good thing it is self paced. Hopefully I will have time this weekend to dig in.

Enjoy your Wednesday!!!

Supplies Used (SU!) unless noted: Beautiful Life stamp set; Tempting Turquoise/Whisper White/Taken With Teal/Certainly Celery cardstock; Certainly Celery/Tempting Turquoise ink; Brown Grosgrain Ribbon; Antique Brads; Scallop Punch; Button (unknown); Twine

Supplies for Bag all found at Joann's

Monday, July 13, 2009

time to celebrate...

Monday, Monday....
Monday's get a bad rap, don't ya think??? I don't mind Monday today...because I have it off~woot! I'm taking a personal day to get caught up on some stuff (ironing, cleaning out my closet, etc)...not as fun as stamping...but I may sneak in my craft room later today*wink*

I have been busy making birthday cards, since I have a few friends and family with birthdays coming up.

I have to say, I have been on a roll with my scallop punch. I decided to use my Michael's coupon on Saturday and get a new Martha Stewart punch (excited to use it!!!)

Yesterday we celebrated Ashley's birthday (a little late), we had a great time together as a family!!! I just love hanging out with them!!! I will post my sewing project and some birthday photos on Wednesday:D

Enjoy Today!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Celebrate Everything (SU!)/Wedding Day stamp sets; Sweet Blush/Aqua Mist/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Sweet Blush/Aqua Mist/Fresh Snow ink; Scallop Punch (SU!); Aqua Mist satin dotted ribbon; Flower (Making Memories); Button (Unknown); Twine (SU!)

Friday, July 10, 2009

happy friday~take two... it is, as promised *smile*
I did some stamping today, which was so relaxing!!! I just love being creative, especially when my stamping mojo is present, LOL!
Mike had today off, we had a nice day together...we went here for lunch, then did some shopping here, here, and here (scored some great deals, which made it even more fun!!). Stamping and Shopping...a great combo, now I have to think about groceries and cleaning the house (blah!).
Have a Terrific weekend!
supplies used (PTI unless noted): One of a Kind (SU!)/Women of Life/By Definition Bkgrd (SU!) stamp sets; New Leaf/Berry Sorbet/Lemon Tart/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Fresh Snow/New Leaf ink; One of a Kind Coordinating/Scallop Punch (SU!); New Leaf double stitched ribbon; Yellow Brads (Making Memories)

happy Friday!!!

Happy Friday All!!!
So glad the weekend is finally here!! woot woot!!!
I had planned on stamping last night, but was just too tired and unmotivated when I got home from work (crazy, huh?). I hope to get some stamp time in stop back later on today/Saturday for some stamping goodness:D
In the mean time, I thought I would post a picture of Ashley's new kitten Jill...she is sooo stinkin' cute!!! I took a few photos of her the other day when I stopped over at Ashley's apartment.
Enjoy today!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

packing another picnic...

*posting a little early since I am still having issues with my blogger*

Happy Wednesday!!!
The week is just flying by:D
I am ready for another weekend!!!

I am loving this Pack a Picnic Template!!! This is the larger sized basket, and I have to is really big. Perfect for gift giving. I used one of my favorite color combos (Ashley's wedding colors) Aqua Mist, Basic Black and Whisper White. I also added some of the flower cut outs we had purchased for the tables at her wedding reception.

Today is Ashley's 23rd birthday...HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASH!!!!! We are planning our family celebration this Sunday after church...good times!!! I am sure there will be lots of pictures, so be sure to check out my 365 blog later this week if you want to see them *smile*

Thanks for visiting!!!

Supplies used: Pack a Picnic template (PTI); Aqua Mist (PTI)/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Scallop Punch (SU!); Satin Dotted Black Ribbon (PTI); Button (unknown); paper flowers (Michael's); Button Brads (Making Memories); Black Brads (SU!)

Monday, July 6, 2009

another birthday set...

Happy Monday!!!
Hope you had a great holiday weekend:D Mike and I had a great time relaxing and enjoying one another's company...we went to breakfast on Friday morning at one of our favorite breakfast spots, then I dropped him off at church so he could a few things while I shopped at JoAnn's. We came home and hung out around the house, then watched the movie Taken (pretty was his turn to pick). Saturday I made breakfast for the fam, and we just did stuff around the house. In the afternoon Josh and Mike went shopping together to get Mike some new clothes (we take our kids with us to prevent us from buying anything dorky, LOL!), then met up with Sharon
for some yummy Mexican food. As usual the weekend flew by (hate that!), but it was fun!

Today at work we are celebrating Ashley's birthday (which is on 7/8). Here is the little gift set I made for her. Of course I had to use my new template (which I love!!!). The color combo is really fresh and summery:D I hope she likes it.

Enjoy Today!!

Supplies used (SU! unless noted): Simply Said/Borders & Corners (PTI); Whisper White/Sweet Blush (PTI)/Berry Sorbet(PTI)/New Leaf (PTI)/ cardstock; New Leaf (PTI)/Berry Sorbet (PTI) ink; Berry Sorbet Grosgrain Ribbon (PTI); Button (retired SU!); Twine; Scallop Punch; Button Brads (Making Memories)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

coffee anyone...

Hi all...
I am still having posting issues with blogger...not sure what is going on????
Are you ready for the long weekend? Mike and I don't really have anything too exciting planned...probably grilling out and watching a movie (my kind of weekend).
I {heart} coffee, especially Starbucks!!! I just love hanging out at SB sipping a white chocolate mocha outside on the patio:D Good Times! I also love coffee cups (I have tons of them...especially cute ones). That is what the inspiration was for this ever growing coffee cup collection. I tried to copy a few of my fav's and this color combo emerged *smile* I will definitely have to send this card to one of my coffee loving peeps!
I actually dusted off my sewing machine and am working on a crafty sewing project...if it turns out okay, I will post it next week (sewing is not my forte, LOL!)
Enjoy your weekend!
Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Warm Happiness/Coffee Cafe (the paper co); Ocean Tide/Summer Sunrise/Pure Poppy/Whisper White (SU!) cardstock; Choc Chip (SU!)/Ocean Tide/Pure Poppy/Summer Sunrise/Fresh Snow ink; Ocean Tide grosgrain ribbon; Real Red button (retired SU!); Twine (SU!); Scallop punch (SU!)