Sunday, July 31, 2011

a little break...

Hi all!
I wanted to pop in to let you know that I will be taking a little blog break. I will be back to regular postings on August 15th.

I will still be updating my 365 blog, so if you'd like to see what I am up to~feel free to follow along :)

blog break

See you then!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

birthday circle...

*ETA~link fixed for the download :)
**Font used for the name is called "digs my hart" download HERE

Another quick post today~I don't know why I have been so crazy busy, but I am hoping to get in my stamping room soon to STAMP!! But I have a pile of ironing that really needs my attention though *sad face here*

I made this card a couple of weeks ago for my BFF, Sue, who I miss soooo much!! She lives in VA and I hope to take a trip to visit her for a girls weekend!!

I was playing around in Adobe Illustrator (trying to learn that program), and made this personalized tag to attach to her card. I love the fact that the large image makes the card come together sooo quickly!

sue bday

I made a file to share that you can download HERE. All you have to do is open in it Photoshop (or any other editing program and add the name to it). Then just use the Nestabilities circle/scallop circle dies to cut out the image.

Enjoy Today!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

celebrating Jess' Bday...

Happy Monday everyone!!
I hope you had a great weekend!! Mike and I had a great (short) visit to CT last week!! It was nice to get away, but it is always nice to come home!

Josh's girlfriend Jess celebrated her 20th birthday last week, but since Mike and I were leaving to go out of town, we pushed it to yesterday (since we usually celebrate birthdays on Sunday after church). Here are the favors I whipped up for the party. I found these jars at Hobby Lobby, and made the name tags in Adobe Illustrator, then just ran them thru my Cuttlebug with my Nestabilities circle/scallop circle dies~Easy Peasy!! They are filled with the fruity Tootsie Rolls, which my kids LOVE.

jess bday jars 2

jess bday jars

Here is the card I made for Jess~this one also came together really fast! I downloaded the subway art from Eighteen 25 and just shrunk it down in photoshop to fit my rectangle Nestabilities die. You can down load the image HERE.

Jess bday

Enjoy today!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

masculine BDay...

Hi all...
Today is super quick!!
Mike and I are taking a very short trip to Connecticut. We will be back on Wednesday (so my post will be a little late on Wed, LOL!).

I whipped up this card for my brother in law last week. I made the center image in Adobe Illustrator and just jazzed it up with a few buttons.

bday todd

Enjoy Today!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

cute card by Jess...

I have another quickie for you today!!

I have blogged before that Josh's girlfriend, Jess also makes cards. Here is the super cute card she made Ashley for her birthday *smile* That girlie is pretty talented!!

ashley bday from jess

Enjoy your weekend!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

celebrate today 4x4...

Here is a quick 4x4 card, and a quick post!!
I needed a "small" card to attach to Ashley's Birthday gift for our work party celebration, so I whipped up this little number~she especially liked the gift card to HERE that was inside :).

mat stack 3 celebrate

Happy Wednesday!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

happy birthday in pink...

Happy Monday!
Hope you had a FABULOUS weekend, mine was a whirlwind!! We celebrated Ashley's birthday on Saturday night, you can see a couple of photos HERE. It was a lot of FUN!! I love having everyone over for yummy food, chit chat and swimming!!

Yesterday I ran around returning/purchasing coffee makers, you can read about that HERE (if you want).

I whipped up this quick card for Ashley on Saturday morning (nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh?). It came together VERY fast, thanks to the free printable hybrid elements from Ali Edward's blog~go HERE to download them!! I used my Nestabilitie circle dies to cut out the image and just used a background stamp~Easy Peasy!!!

ashley happy birthday

Today we celebrate Ashley's birthday at work~I have been eating lots of CAKE~YUM!! Good thing Kodi make me feel guilty if I don't walk him every day, LOL!!!

Enjoy Today!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

today is a special day...

25 years ago today, this cutie (or poopy-doopy as we called her) changed our lives forever!!

Ashley piano edit rs watermark

Happy Birthday Ashley!! I love you!!

We are celebrating her quarter of a century birthday on Saturday night~I have some crafty things up my sleeve!! stay tuned!!

Enjoy your weekend!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

grateful card...

Hi all, today is gonna be short & sweet...
I hope you had a great weekend~and a great start of the week!! I did get lot's accomplished and crossed off my to-do list, unfortunately none of it was stamping/crafting related :(

I did manage to stamp up a quick card last night~very easy peasy!!!

grateful circle

Have a Fabulous day!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

for a friend...

Hi all~
Are you ready for a long weekend (well, all my USA peeps). I LOVE long weekends!!! Not sure what I will do with all my "weekend" time, but I hope to get some time in my craft studio :) Lots of stuff going on in my brain (which can be quite dangerous, LOL!!). I really wanted to paint my kitchen/family room this weekend, but my hubby does not share the same excitement that I do about taking on that project (I will keep working him, LOL!).

Last night I had a few moments to make a card for a friend. I pulled out my Life stamp set (which needed some dusting off), I forgot how much I love the images in this set!! I am still on my "less is more" kick, so it is another CAS (clean and simple) card for today.

life for a friend

Well, that is about it for the chit chat today~ta ta for now!!!

Enjoy today and the weekend!!!