Sunday, September 30, 2012

TLC, Create Blog Hop

It's finally here the TLC, Create Blog Hop and you should have arrived from Carla's blog.  If this is your first stop then to start, go to Cynthia's blog so that you don't miss any of the wonderful freebies.  The images are all wonderful and are "Celebrating Children" in honor of Childrens' Day.  Paulette from TLC, Create has donated all of these wonderful images that we will have along the way so make sure to go back TLC, Create to thank her for them.  She has a wonderful web site that has at least one if not several free images or sentiments per day besides lots of reasonable images available for purchase for every occasion.  She also has clubs where you receive emails of images and sentiments for a particular theme.  For example, the November club will be from October 8 - 17 and Paulette will be sending out word art, vintage papers, colored clipart, collages...of Thanksgiving, football and shopping.  When I receive the emails it is like receiving a present.  If you are interested in the November Club check it out here, and believe me the price is worth the amount of images and sentiments that you receive!

Your next stop is Rhonda and if I know her, she will have some wonderful project so enjoy, and remember to thank our generous host, Paulette at TLC, Create.

Check back with me in a couple of weeks, I am looking at giving away some blog candy.  Enjoy the rest of your fall weekend!

Just right Click on the image and save.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Life's a Circus
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dination, Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Clock:  Making Memories
Flower:  Mark Richards

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 173

Friday, September 28, 2012

Day to Shine

I can't believe another week has passed.  I seem to be falling further and further behind.  I did manage to get a card made for this weeks Mojo sketch.  I used a beautiful sentiment from TLC, Create.  For my second card I used last week's Splitcoast Sketch along with a circle sentiment from TLC, Create.

Remember on Sunday the Blog Hop!!!

The Tlc Design Team and myself will be throwing another one of our fabulous Hops~!
Date:  September 30th

Theme: Celebrating Children, in honor of Children's Day in October
As always, lots of freebies up for start warming up those engines....nimbling up those fingers.......breaking in those hopping shoes~!  Cuz we are going to HOP~!

Oh and as a little extra fun..........everyone who promotes the HOP on their blog with a post and the badge above.....will be entered into a drawing for a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Store.....There will be two of these drawn.  Just post your post then email me the link and you will be entered.
Christmas Shopping ~!

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Blue Bell
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create
Ink:  Distress - Old Paper
Spellbinder:  Large Square, Large Scalloped Square
Bling:  Recollection
Flower:  Recollection & Prima
White Thread

Mojo - Sketch 260

Patterned Paper:  Teresa Collins
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create ( see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Small circle, small scalloped circle
Flower:  Prima
Liquid Pearls

Splitcoast - SC403

Monday, September 24, 2012


I'm still here.  My work schedule has changed so that I'm going to be working day shift for a while now.  It has been a harder adjustment than I thought.  Yesterday I had a horrible migraine, and I think it is because I have not been on a day schedule since I was on a cruise with my Mother and Daughter in March.  Last weekend I worked night shift and then converted right away on Monday so I really didn't have a lot of time to adjust.  Then my daughter, Amanda came home on Thursday to celebrate her golden birthday.  We did lots of shopping.  Her schedule has kept her so busy that she has lost quite a bit of weight so she needed some new clothes.  Then my husband started radiation therapy on Friday so it really has been a whirlwind.  When I went outside yesterday, the wind was cool and fall is coming as I noticed all the leaves starting to fall.  We have a yard with LOTs of trees.

My first card uses a cute image from TLC, Create.  It comes as a set of four square images.  My second card is using the new SSSC sketch and another image from TLC, Create called Harvest Time.  My final card is using this weeks Splitcoast colors and sketch to make the card.  The patterned paper and image is from TLC, Create and the wreath is available in the Pink Christmas Set.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Offray
Die Cut:  Cherry Lynn
Bling:  Darice
Sakura & Spica pens

Merry Monday - Sketch 34

Patterned Paper:  DCWV - Serepity
Cardstock:  DCWV
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Bling:  Paper Studio

SSSC - Sketch 168
C4C155 - Thanksgiving

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create
Cardstock:  Recollection, Bazzil
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Spellbinder:  Star Circle

Splitcoast Sketch - SC403
Splitcoast Color - CC393

Amanda 20 on the 20th

Trevor and Amanda

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday Cards

Well I did it.  I actually worked a day shift today.  It has been over a year since I did one, and I worked the weekend so I worked Friday and Saturday night with getting done on Sunday morning having to adjust to going to work for Monday at 7am.  I have today off for an appointment later today, but I couldn't help it to stay up to work on a couple cards.

I did a card for Mo's Challenge with buttons using the adorable image of Baby Angel Castiel which I had colored quite some time ago.  I used the sentiment from TLC, Create.  I outlined the wing in Sakura glitter pen.  My second card is using the Mojo Monday sketch for this week and the new Verve stamp set of  Wonderfully Made.

Patterned Paper:  K & Company
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Baby Angel Castiel
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Petite Oval small & scalloped small
Ribbon: JoAnn's
Buttons:  LaMode
Doily:  Little Yellow Bicycle
Sakura jelly glitter pen

Merry Monday - Sketch #33
Mo Manning - Buttons
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas in September
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Script and Gold

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Inde Chic
Cardstock:  Recollection, Core-dination
Stamp:  Verve - (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Distress -Peeled Paint
Spellbinder:  Pennant, Large Petite Oval, Splendid Oval
Die Cut:  Sizzix
Flowers:  Recollections

Mojo - Sketch 259

Friday, September 14, 2012

Never forget

Unfortunately, life has been complicated lately for me and a friend so I'm not sure if I'm making the cards for her or for myself as a way to vent.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Life of the Party, My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Recollection, Bazzil
Stamp:  Melonheadz - Superhero - Girls
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Bling:  Recollection
Buttons:  Stash
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
Spellbinder:  Petite Oval small & large

Splitcoast - Sketch SC402

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Fragrance of Fall
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Paper Company, Recollectiions
Stamp: TLC, Create
Lace:  Recollectioin
Border Punch:  EK Success
Die Cuts:  Quic Kutz
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa

Color Throwdown 209

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollection
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Spellbinders:  Small circle, Heart Circle, Leaf Square
Die Cuts: Cuttlebug - Hearts

Viva La Verve - Sketch wk 3 VLVSep2012
Playdate Cafe

Golden birthday

My dear daughter will turn 20 on the 20th to have her Golden Birthday.  I am hoping that she will be able to come home on her birthday since she doesn't have class on Thursday afternoons or Fridays.  She has her schedule so tight that she has been having difficulty finding time to eat.  She has been working at a nursing home and at the dorm so on Sunday she is working from 6am - 2:30 pm at the nursing home and then she is working from 4pm to 10pm at the dorm which I think is just too much especially since she has early classes. I have to work on my daughter who likes to over do it!!!  Since she has been little I have called her my princess so Paulette came out with the perfect sentiment last week that I used on her birthday card.
Then one of her good friends, Nicole had her dog pass away so I used this wonderful sentiment from TLC, Create which I have had the need to use quite a bit lately. I am using the card for the Saturated Canary "B" Challenge and my card has bows, blue color and button.  My third card is for a co-worker that is having a baby shower next weekend.  She knows the sex of the baby, but she won't tell us so I tried to make the card as neutral as I could.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine & My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Carrington
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Spellbinder:  Small Circle
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts

SSSC - Sketch 167
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Wendy
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ribbon & twine:  Ribbon Carousel
Button:  stash
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Sweet Wednesday Sketch - Sketch 171- 103
Ribbon Carousel - Sympathy      

Patterned Paper:  Nitwit - Hoppy Hearts
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollection
Stamp:  My Favorite Things
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo
Buttons:  Stash
Pin:  Making Memories
Die cuts:  My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things - Sketch MFTWSC89

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hurry up and wait

I feel like there is so much to get done lately, but then I have to wait for test results from the doctor to make more plans so that life is a "Hurry up and wait" game.  Some things seem to be going by so fast while others seem to be taking forever.  Then again, life seems to short and unpredictable.  After working a night shift on Sunday I attended an inservice on Monday morning and then stopped at Cosco on the way home.  After packing my car with fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries I heard some commotion a couple of cars down where an elderly woman 90 years old fell face first in the parking lot carrying her smoothing to the  car.  She slashed her nose and it was bleeding like crazy and she skinned her knee and hand.  Luckily her daughter had a washcloth in the car and she was able to apply pressure, the store got her an ice bag.  I stayed by as a medical person until the ambulance arrived.  Her daughter drove her to the hospital where I think she probably will have received several stitches to the upper part of her nose/forehead area.  She may have received a CT scan of her head since she was getting a rather large lump on her head too.  I felt so bad for her, but the staff of the store was very helpful.  I'm sure she felt like Humpty Dumpty.

For my first card, I made a fall card using a beautiful saying from TLC, Create about falling leaves.  My second card uses this weeks Merry Monday Sketch and an image from Birdie Brown along with sentiment from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Every Day Autumn
Cardstock:  Recollection
Acorn:  Sweet Shoppe
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Grand Circle
Ribbon:  Michael's
Bling: Recollection
Ink:  Distress: Old Paper & Memento: Rich Cocoa

Sweet Stop Sketch - Sketch #175
Cute Card Thursday - Autumn Gold

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Deck the Hallls - Chic
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Birdie Brown, Torico - Santa Girl
Spellbinder:  Small Petite Oval, Lacey Oval
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Bling: Mark Richards

Merry Monday - Sketch 32

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Daddy

Today is my Dad's Birthday.  I was able to spend some time with him on Friday.  He attended a conference which was half way between our homes so I met my parents in the area and they brought my daughter too.  She doesn't have any classes on Fridays so she was spending the day with my Mother shopping while my Dad was attending the conference.  I joined the girls and then we all had dinner together.  When my Dad comes to visit me, I usually have several handy-man jobs that he helps us with so Mo's image was perfect for him since he usually goes with his tools.  My second card is using a stamp from Verve and a sentiment from the Halloween Club at TLC, Create.  My final card is using paper and a stamp from TLC, Create.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Life of the Party
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Mister Fixit
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Button & Twine:  Stash
Brad:  Making Memories
Border Punch:  EK Success
Spellbinder:  Small & Large Circles, Label #8
Ribbon:  Offray

Sweet Wednesday Sketch - Sketch 170
Mo Manning - Anything Goes
Basic Grey - Punches
Paper Pretties - PPMC55 Square Card

Patterned Paper:  Jak Heath's
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dination, Recollection
Stamp:  Verve - Boo to You
Ink: Memento - Black Tuxedo
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Button:  Buttons Galore
Flowers:  Recollection
Spellbinder:  Small Circle, Star Circle
Border Punch:  Fiskar
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Mojo - Sketch 257
Pixie Dust - Halloween

 Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up, Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Offray

Retro Sketch - Sketch #28

Friday, September 7, 2012

Hi Ho

I'm sorry that I'm late in posting this.  I've had this card done for the Guylou's ABC Challenge.
A-Apple Red
Guylou has a free image until September 9th, 48th freebie.  

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - School Daze
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollection
Stamp:  Guylou - 1 + 1
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Ribbon:  Ribbon Carousel
Spellbinder:  Pennant, Eyelet Circle
Charm:  Charm Gallery
Bling:  Recollection

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 223
Guylou's - ABC

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create; Bearly Mine 
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Spellbinders:  Picot Circle, Small Circle
Die Cut:  Cherry Lynn Snowflake
White thread - stash
Pearl - Recollection
Liquid Pearls

Merry Monday - Sketch 31