Friday, January 29, 2010

grateful for you...

Happy Friday!
I hope you had a great week...Friday just makes me so happy!!! I am ready for the photo session is finally edited and the cd will be in the mail today, so I will hopefully have some creative time to stamp and take pictures this weekend (it has been too long, LOL!).

I was excited to receive my complimentary copy of Stamp It in the mail last week, with 3 cards published *smile* It is aways so neat to see them in print!! While thumbing through the issue, I found lots of inspiring ideas, including a really cute card that I somewhat cased (for today's post) from Maile Belles' card ( page 17). Of course I had to add some ribbon, LOL!

always flower squared

Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend? I have been wanting to go to a movie with my hubby for a few weekends now, but we have both been really busy. We may have to check out the listings and make it a date night ;)

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Always (SU!)/Signature Greetings stamps; Choc Chip (SU!) ink; White/Dark Chocolate/Sweet Blush/Raspberry Fizz/Hibiscus cardstock; Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain Ribbon; Edge Punch (EK Success); Corner Rounder Punch (SU!); Square Punch (SU!); Vintage Buttons; Twine

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

chickadee in pink...

We are almost there (to the weekend that is), it is Wednesday *smile*

I have seriously been swamped, and hope for the load to lighten by this weekend, whew! So another quick post for today...

Of course I used my Everyday Button Bits (I seriously have a button addiction these days!!). I think this chickie is so cute (love it!!!), especially in pink. I also stamped a small leaf image with my Turning a New Leaf stamp set using aqua mist ink on the white cardstock (it is hard to see in the photo), and added a few rhinestones for some "bling"~viola!

EBB aqua chickadee

Enjoy today!!!

Supplies used: (PTI unless noted) Everyday Button Bits/Turning a New Leaf stamp set; Aqua Mist/Sweet Blush/White cardstock; Choc Chip (SU!) ink; Vintage Button; Satin Dotted Aqua Mist Ribbon; Rhinestones

Monday, January 25, 2010

we are a perfect blend...

Happy Day!
Another weekend bites the dust!!

Today Mike and I celebrate 24 years of wedded bliss (really!), he is my best friend! We started dating when I was 14 years old, so I have know him for most of my life, LOL! He is so supportive of all my endeavors and I just love him!!! Happy Anniversary "Buddy" (he even reads my blog).

Here is the card I made for him~since we are both lovers of anything coffee...I thought it was appropriate to bust out my warm happiness stamp set. We have both been so busy these past few weeks, so I don't think we will be able to go out for dinner until next weekend...but I think I may take him out to Starbucks after dinner for a quick cup of joe *smile*
warm happiness anniversary

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Warm Happiness/Wedding Day add on stamp sets; Ocean Tide/Raspberry Fizz/Dark Chocolate/White cardstock; Ocean Tide/Raspberry Fizz/Choc Chip (SU!) ink; Scallop Edge Punch (SU!); Vintage Button; Twine; Satin Dark Chocolate Dotted Ribbon

Happy Monday!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

bright & cheery card for a rainy AZ day...

Happy Friday to you blog friends!!! I hope you had a marvelous week, it is getting even better now that today is Friday, LOL!

We have been getting buckets of rain here in Phoenix...I heard on the news yesterday that we were supposed to get 6 inches from this storm (that may not sound like a lot, but in the desert that is tons!!! I think it is more rain than we got all last year~now that is crazy! I do have to say, that I am glad it isn't snow!).

I am still plugging away with my last photo session and will hopefully finish it up this weekend (or next weekend at the latest). I will post once I mail the CD to the family.

Here is a bright and cheery card for a rainy AZ day...
I used my Blooming Button Bits again for this card...I seriously need a 12 step program for my button addiction, LOL!

blooming button bits flowers

Enjoy today~and stay dry if you are in AZ :)

Supplies Used (PTI unless noted): Blooming Button Bits stamp set; Orange Zest/Ripe Avocado/Sweet Blush/Dark Chocolate cardstock; Orange Zest/Hibiscus Burst/Ripe Avocado/Choc Chip (SU!) ink; Vintage Buttons; Orange Zest Bitty Dotted Satin Ribbon; Twine; Scallop Edge Punch (SU!)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

more digi

Happy Wednesday!! Today is gonna be quick...
I have been swamped with house stuff, church stuff, photo editing and work that I have not had time to take pictures of my finished cards *sad face*. So, I decided to post more of my digi CD calendar layouts. If you are interested in what template I can purcase it here, they are really fun and easy and make a nice addition to your desk :)

I am so ready to get the rest of my photo sessions edited so I have some time to start digi scrapping again (that was my one New Year's resolution...and I am already falling behind).

Enjoy Today blog friends!!!

digi calendar july

digi calendar august

digi calendar sept

Monday, January 18, 2010


Happy Monday to ya! I am spending the day with my cute hubby :)
Not really sure if we are gonna do anything fun~since I am trying to finish up my mega photo edits from my last session. Hoping to get it done this week!!!

I am also signed up for a photo editing class I have been wanting to take for a long time...she dropped her class price, so I decided it was a great time to sign up. It starts Feb 1st and I am super excited to get started!!!

Last week someone I know had to put their kitty to sleep...I cannot imagine how hard that is!!! I am such a cat person, and my heart went out to him!! I made this card to express my deepest sympathy.
blooming button bits

I also found this awesome site for making knock off Pottery Barn furniture for way cheap...I wish my hubby had some extra time on his hands, because I would so give him my to do list, LOL! Anyway thought I would pass it along...check it out here

Have a great Monday!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Blooming button Bits; Ripe Avocado/White/Ocean Tide cardstock; Ocean Tide/Ripe Avocado ink; Holiday Vintage Button Collection; Ripe Avocado double stitched ribbon; Corner Rounder Punch (SU!)

Friday, January 15, 2010

on my mind...

Happy Friday Friends!!
I am so ready for the weekend~and it is a long one for me (I have Monday off) *woot woot.*

When I got my Blooming Button Bits a few weeks ago, I could not wait to ink it up!!! New stamp sets are so much FUN!!! I knew I wanted to paper piece this big flower...I just love that technique!!! I was pretty happy with the end result, but I must say I was really having a struggle with the bow~just could not get it to look right...I finally just left it alone.

Today is PTI Release day~I have a feeling there are going to be some must haves in this release!!!

blooming bits

Pete (my kitty) made out okay at the vet on Wednesday~he did indeed have pink eye (just what I thought). Ashley came along with me, and she could not believe how much he meowed all the way to the vets office (good thing it is close by). Now Mike and I have the fun job of putting drops in his eyes 3 times a day~poor kitty!!

Enjoy Today!!!

supplies used (PTI unless noted): Blooming Button Bits stamp set; Kraft/White/Ripe Avocado/Orange Zest cardstock; Ripe Avocado/Orange Zest/Choc Chip (SU!) ink; Dark Chocolate Button; Twine; Fiskers Edge Punch; Bitty Dotted Orange Zest Satin Ribbon

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

a bday card for Alli...

Hello there friends...
Are you having a good week?
My niece Allison celebrated her birthday yesterday *Happy Birthday Alli!!!*
I made her birthday card using my new stamp set Blooming Button Bits. When I was finished with the card...I realized it looked a lot like this one~I guess I really like that layout, LOL!
EBB birthday

I am getting out of work early today so I can take my cat, Pete to the vet...I think he has pink eye (poor kitty). I hate taking my cats to the vet, because they hate it so much!!! Ashley and Josh are off from work and said they would go with me (Mike usually goes with me but he will be at work). Peter meow's so much that I like to have some moral support...hopefully it will be an uneventful trip ;) Never a dull moment, LOL!

peter the poser

Have a Fabulous Day!!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Blooming Button Bits; Kraft/White/Aqua Mist/Orange Zest cardstock; New Leaf ink; Aqua Mist Satin Dotted Ribbon; EK Success edge punch; Corner Rounder Punch (SU!); Berry Sorbet Vintage Buttons; Twine

Monday, January 11, 2010

poofy flower birthday...

Happy Monday to ya!
Are you ready for a new week?? I have been spoiled with 5 day weekends, with the way the holidays fell this year...this 2 day one seemed really short, LOL!

I watched Dawn's tutorial on making these cute poofy flowers and I just had to make one~they are really easy and FUN!!! And really dress up a card *smile*

I needed a couple of birthday cards this week...this one is for my MIL, who loves pink...and I think she will really like the poofy flower ;)
damask flower

Enjoy your day!!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Damask Designs/Signature Greetings stamps; Sweet Blush/Aqua Mist/Dark Chocolate/White cardstock; Aqua Mist/Choc Chip (SU!) ink; Scallop/Corner Rounder punch; Berry Sorbet Button; Twine

Friday, January 8, 2010

it's hip to be square...

Hi blog friends~are you ready for the weekend? I know I am!! *smile*

Today is going to be quick, because I am up to my ears in photo editing from my last session (it was a biggie!!! might post some in the next few weeks). I am also having to re-tag all my digital papers and elements in my ACDsee program...apparently when you move things into different folders and locations, the items become orphaned and you cannot open them in Photoshop (who knew!!!). I am trying to look on the bright side~I have purged all the kits and templates I am not going to use, and reorganizing the entire program (now that I am familiar with how it works and my scrapping style)...big job though!!!!

I am a big fan of square cards...but I rarely make them this shape~probably because I like getting 2 card bases from 1 piece of cardstock, LOL! I used my Turning a New Leaf stamp set (I can tell it is gonna be one of my fav's!!!), and some retired SU! designer series paper for a pretty easy layout. Not sure if you can see in the photo, but I also went around the edge with my paper piercing tool and piercing guide. One of these days I really need to break out my sewing machine for my paper crafting!!!
turning a new leaf square
Do you have anything exciting planned for the weekend? I am doing the usual...WW meeting, groceries, cleaning, laundry, and hoping to maybe squeeze in a movie with my hubby!

Enjoy Today!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Turning a New Leaf/Everyday Button Bits stamp sets; Kraft/Dark Chocolate/Very Vanilla (SU!) cardstock; Fall Flowers Designer Paper (SU! retired); Choc Chip (SU!) ink; Buttons (unknown); Twine; Dotted Satin Dark Chocolate Ribbon

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

another masculine thank you...

Happy Wednesday to ya!!!
Hope you are having a terrific week!!! How was getting back to reality after all the holiday's?? It went pretty smoothly for me~just had a hard time waking up on Monday, but now that I am back into the swing of things~it's all good!

I have another boy card for you today (well sort of~it has ribbon/buttons, LOL!)...One of the reasons I LOVE acrylic stamps is that you can position the images exactly where you want them!! I was never very good with the Stamp-a-ma-jig!

stamp of authenticity

I just received my PTI order (used some of my Christmas $$) the other day~I ordered lots of buttons, and they are beautiful!!! I have to make a trip to IKEA to get some of these to store them in. I hope to make it into my craft room on Friday, I want to work on some submissions.

Enjoy today!!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Stamp of Authenticity (SU!)/Signature Greetings; Enchanted Evening/Dark Chocolate/Kraft/Vanilla (SU!); Designer Paper (Retired SU!); Choc Chip ink; Scallop Punch (SU!); Choc Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!); Vintage Buttons; Twine

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

more of my digi calendar pages

thought I would post April, May and June of my digi calendar~these were really fun to make...and is a nice addition to my desk at work *smile*
digi calendar april
digi calendar may
digi caledar june

you can see Jan-March here.

Enjoy Today!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

you make me smile...

It is hard to believe that my holiday/vacation days have finally come to an end~now don't get me wrong, I like my job...but I will sure miss hanging out at home in my jammie's and my cup of joe!!! Back to reality I guess.

I have been on a Thank You card marathon~I needed a few "boy'ish" ones, so here is my attempt at not bling'ing them up. I did add a few buttons~hope that isn't too girly, LOL!
turning a new leaf

Did you make any New Year's resolutions? I don't usually make them, but this year my goal is to (digi) scrapbook more (check this out)...and actually print my pages and put them in albums like this. And the usual stuff~like power walk at least 5 days per week ;)

I have been debating if I am going to continue with my picture a day (365 blog)...I have been on the fence...and have decided to go ahead~I have enjoyed taking photos every day, and it is nice to take pictures of random everyday stuff, as well as my family (and kitties). So if you are interested in checking out my pic a day~go here

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Turning a New Leaf/Signature Greetings stamp sets; Enchanted Evening/White cardstock; Fresh Snow/Enchanted Evening ink; Oval Nestabilities Die; Holiday Vintage Buttons; Twine

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Happy 2010!!
I am looking forward to a great year!

I want to thank all of my sweet blog readers for visiting my blog every week :) You are the best!!!

I have been on a thank you card marathon...I have so many to make! I was feeling pretty uninspired and while visiting my friend, Jodene's blog...I noticed that she had participated in a sketch challenge~so I clicked on the tab and found lots of great sketches...the creative juices were starting to flow *hooray*
EBB flowers 2

And I almost forgot to post what my cute hubby got me for Christmas~you may remember in my last post, that we were not going to exchange gifts this year...well he surprised me with this:
Christmas present 09

And for the record~I LOVE TO VACUUM!!! (I know I am weird, LOL!). I have been wanting the Dyson for years, and just could not justify paying that much $$ for a vacuum cleaner~well, check out the Shark, it is exactly like the Dyson and half the price~IT IS AWESOME AND I LOVE IT!!! My hubby ROCKS!

Enjoy today!

Supplies used (PTI unless noted): Everyday Button Bits/Signature Greetings stamp sets; White/Hibiscus Burst/Certainly Celery (SU!) cardstock; Certainly Celery (SU!) ink; Berry Sorbet/Aqua Mist Vintage Buttons; other Buttons (unknown); Edge Punch (EK Success); Hibiscus Dotted Satin Ribbon