Friday, August 31, 2012

last day

I can't believe it is the last day of August.  There are days when the world seems to go too fast.  I work tonight and it is a full moon, and I'm already feeling the effects...its been crazy so far so I better get some sleep.
My first card is for Mo's Challenge and I used the new image of "Odette".  My daughter danced for many years so it brings back many memories and I used it with Bearly Mine papers and added some Stickles for a glittery effect on the tutu and several flowers.
My second card uses this weeks Splitcoast color scheme along with the Merry Monday sketch.
Then for my third card I used a Bugaboo image and a sentiment from TLC, Create to make a Back to School card.  The paper is also from TLC, Create.
Lastly, I have so many stamps so I used this duck one from Inkadoo for this weeks Colour Q design which worked well with the new My Minds' Eye paper - Meadow.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations- Pearls, Recollection
Stamp:  Mo Manning,  Odette
Spellbinder:  Lattice Rectangle
Flowers:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Michael's
Lace:  Wrights's

Mo Manning - Layers
Bearly Mine - Anything that glitters

Patterned Paper:  Nitwit - Tapestry of Christmas
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Stamp:  digital download
brad:  Recollection

Merry Monday - Sketch #30
Splitcoast - CC390

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create, Simple Stories
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Margaret - September
Sentiment: TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Ribbon Carousel
Brads: Paper Studio

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 222
Cupcake Inspirations -
Paper Pretties - PPMC54 Back to school
Sassy Cheryl - Back to school
Pixie Dust - School theme

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Meadow
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Inkadoo 
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Brads:  JoAnn's Basics
Spellbinders:  Small & Large Circle
Ink:  Distress - Weathered Wood & Old Paper
Twine:  stash
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

TCM - Sketch 161
Colour Q - 152

Have a safe weekend!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Zoo

I feel that my life is like many of the animals that live at the zoo, so it is no surprise that I find comfort in visiting the local zoo.  We are fortunate to have one near by and it cost $4 to rent a wheelchair so I can push my husband around.  Since I am pushing him, he is able to get many more photographs; however, I just find it relaxing to be outside enjoying the day.

For my cards I made one for my Aunt and Uncle who recently just lost their dog.  Paulette has a special sentiment which can be found at TLC, Create that I think is just perfect for putting into words losing a special family member.  Then I made I card for a co-worker using this week's Mojo sketch and another TLC, Create sentiment of Congratulations.  My last card is a card using an image from A Day for Daisies and the sentiment is from a great set from TLC, Create.  

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create, Bearly Mine - Mini Dots
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Button & Twine:  stash
Ribbon:  Michael's
Sakura jelly glitter pen on wings and halo

Patterned Paper:  Teresa Collins
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Marquee, Congratulations
Flower:  Recollection
Spellbinder:  Label #10

Mojo - Sketch 256

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Book Smarts
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  A Day for Daisies - Daisy bird bath
Sentiment: TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Twine:  stash
Crystal Accent
Circle Punch:  EK Success

FMS - Sketch #50
A Day for Daisies - Yellow Polka Dot

Sunday, August 26, 2012

American hero

It's been a busy week with work and then I had to take my son who is 16 for orientation at the University.  He is taking a class through "Youth Option" in which he will attend UW-Madison.  Now I have to worry about him getting from his high school down town which is not the easiest thing and finding parking to get to class.  We spent some time together and we talked about his future goals.  I still worry about him since he talks about military at times and to me he looks just likes Mo's image on my card this week.  I distressed the edges of the paper and then inked the oval with the image.  The sentiment is perfect which is from TLC, Create.

My second card is for my Uncle who loves to tell stories.  Paulette has the perfect paper fish papers along with the sentiment at TLC, Create.  This will be a perfect card for him.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Can You See Me Now
Cardstock: Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Soldier Boy
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Petite Oval Large & Small
Buttons:  stash
Ink:  Memento, Rich chocolate

Tuesday Morning - Sketch #160
Mo Manning - Distressed

Patterned Papers:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Button & twine:  stash
Prisma pencils

Monday, August 20, 2012

Penny for Your Thoughts

Well, I couldn't help myself....Paulette came out with some new images yesterday at TLC and I just had to purchase them.  I just love sunflowers so I worked on that one first.  I used the Inde Bloom paper and then I have this May Arts ribbon that I found at a local floral shop that had it in several different colors so I have it in the kraft with mint green.  I just love this image and saying and it can be found at TLC, Create.
Now, this morning it was interesting, I had this set of stamps to work with and I looked at the new Mojo sketch and then it came to me...and I went to work.  The paper is from Sweet Shoppe except for the flower which is from Pebbles.  I used the sentiment from Paulette's set Simply Put Thoughts which has four great sentiments.  When I looked at this one, I decided that with the paper I chose it would be perfect to actually dig into my wallet and find a shiny penny to place in the center of my flower.  My husband laughed when he saw my card, and said his thoughts were worth more (I won't tell you my response.)

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Serenity; Pebbles
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Label #23
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Flower Punch:  EK Success
Brad:  JoAnn's Basics
Chalk:  Color Box - Creamy Brown

Mojo - Sketch #255

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Inde Bloom
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  May Arts
Twine:  stash
Flowers:  Recollection & Prima

Retro Sketch - Sketch #25

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Just saying hello

Well, I found out ANOTHER cousin is pregnant so I made another card using the Wryn eggspecting image and sentiment from Tiddly Inks.  This is for my cousin, Heather who I babysat who is now a podiatrist in MN.  It is her sister who just had the baby the other week which they planned to have their children be close together in age so that they would be playmates.
My second card, I made using a tag from TLC, Create which I have been waiting to use.  I made it for this weeks Splitcoast Color Challenge and Chupa's Sketch.  I added a sentiment from TLC, Create.  The blue paper with pearls is from TLC, Create and the chicken wire I stamped using a large stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Miss Caroline
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp & Sentiment:  Wryn Eggspecting
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flowers:  Recollections

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #219
Tiddly Ink - Summer

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Mother Attic Pearls 3
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  See above for direct links
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo
Chalk:  Blue- unknown
Twine & buttons:  stash
Ribbon:  American Craft
Spellbinder:  Ribbon banner

Chupa's - sketch #73
Splitcoast - CC388

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sunny Saturday

It is a perfect day - sunny a perfect temp in the 70's.  Unfortunately, I worked last night so I will sleep through most of the day light so I stayed up for a short time just to make one quick card.  I made this card for the Merry Monday Challenge.  I stamped my Penny Black stamp on kraft paper and then I found a cute little sentiment from Studio G that I embossed in Gold.  I added some gorgeous ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel and a gold snowflake from Dress It Up.

Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Penny Black, Studio G
Ink:  Distress - Brick Red
Embossing Powder: Stamp Craft
Ribbon: Ribbon Carousel
Snowflake:  Dress It Up

Merry Monday - Sketch #28

Friday, August 17, 2012

Look for the small miracles

We get so busy with all the "things" going on in life that we forget to look at the little things that are also important.  At our house we have so many doctor appointments and with teen-agers coming and going it is hard to know who is going to be in or out.  Our cats have an automatic food dispenser, but the other day I noticed that it was low, and that I had not filled it up at night like I usually do.  They still had some food, but I felt bad that I had almost forgotten to fill it.  Since we have four cats, it would have been a big deal and I would have heard from them if that was the case - it is just that there would have been a payback I'm sure.
My first card has a wonderful sentiment from TLC, Create about small miracles.  My second card is for cupcake day which is August 20th and has a great sentiment from TLC, Create.  I added glitter to the frosting.  My third card is using this week's Splitcoast Sketch and a sentiment from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Picadilly
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Melonheadz - Gnome
Sentiment - TLC, Create - Small Miracles
Spellbinders:  Large Circle, Eyelet Circle, Small and Large Squares
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Offray & Wright's
Flowers:  Recollections

Tuesday Morning Sketch - Sketch 159
Cupcake Inspirations 173

Patterned Paper:  Nitwit - Hey Cupcake
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Limited Runs - cupcake
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Square Fleur de Lis
Flowers:  Prima
Buttons:  Stash
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Glitter:  Stampadoous

FMS  - Sketch #48
Do You Stack Up - Buttons
Colour Q 150

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Honey Cake
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Label #23
Border Punch:  Fiskar
Buttons:  Stash
Flower:  Recollection
Bling:  Close to My Heart

Splitcoast - SC398

Monday, August 13, 2012


My daughter was getting ready for work this morning, and I was listening to the news...I usually like to catch the weather even though they can be 60% wrong and never worry about losing their job.  I heard a local story that this morning a 30 year old Mother stabbed her 6 year old daughter and she was taken to a local hospital for surgery and the Mother had self inflicted stab wounds.    Now I hope that poor girl doesn't have to tell what she did on her summer vacation.  As parents we all have stress, but that woman needs some serious help. I can't imagine how much therapy that child is going to need.

My first card is using this week's Mojo sketch and Anniversary color scheme.  I used a TLC, Create sentiment for this.  My second card is for the Kenny K Sun, Sea and Sand Challenge.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create and can be found here.  And my third card is for Sweet Stop using a sentiment that I just love from  TLC, Create called "Be Different".

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Bellissima
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create
White Thread & jute: stash
Bling:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  Ribbon Carousel
Flower:  Prima
Button:  My Favorite Things

Mojo -Sketch 254
Anni-VERVE-sary color challenge

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - One Tough Chick 
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Kenny K - Inner Tube Girl
Sentiment: TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Offray
Button:  JHB
Twine:  Ribbon Carousel

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #221
Kenny K - Sun, Sea and Sand
Play Date Cafe - Challenge 144

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - I hope you dance
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Digi Shack - Nail Polish
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Picot Circle
Die Cut:  Verve
Ribbon:  Offray
Flower:  Prima & Recollection

The Sweet Stop - Sketch 171