Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Need to Press Pause

I feel like I have been neglecting my blog and craftroom!  Ever since, I went back to week over 2 weeks again, life has gotten away from me!  I have been coming home to 25-50 emails .  So, I decided to press the pause button and just take a minute to read my comments, leave some comments, check email and craft. 

First, THANKS SO MUCH to the fabulous ladies: Felicia, Esther, Diana, Sherrie K and Amy for honoring me with the Butterfly award!!

Second, I made Jamie's Design Team over at JME Creations!  Woot, Woot!!!  This is her very first deisgn team, so I honored to be selected!!   My first post is Monday, awesome group of ladies!!!  I am excited:)

Finally, I took a few minutes to craft.  I made a few cards!  One was for a friend of mine that needed a card for a co-worker and one is for the MyPinkStamper card drive. 

Thanks for hanging in there with me!  Thanks for all the great comments, I am going to try to get in my craftroom at least 2 times a week!  I so miss the challenges!! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Passing the Torch!!

It seems like yesterday, I started my journey with AmberInk carrying my Purple Torch.  They say, "all good things must come to an end:("  This has been an awesome run, but I must now pass my torch on to another deserving runner!  I am now an "Alumni Torchbearer", WOW, that sounds pretty official!

 I proudly pass my torch to .........Lucianna @ Dilsaver Designs!!!   She is such an awesome cardmaker, I am proud to know her!  She started me using my colored pencils and OMS.  She is helpful and always willing to help a fellow blogger!!!  All of her projects are awesome:)  So, stop by and show her some love and watch her do her magic!!  I am very excited:) 

RUN, Lucianna, RUN!!!!!!! 

I know you will not let the Purple Torchbearers down:)  Here is a recap of my projects for AmberInk!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Parting is such sweet sorrow

Today is my last post for AmberInks:(  Wow, I guess time really flies when you are having fun!!  Has it really been 6 weeks already?  The time has come that I must pass my torch, but I have enjoyed every single minute of this journey!  Thanks, Cammi for passing me the torch!!!  I hope you enjoy my final project!  I paper pieced the gift box.  The image, sentiment and i-paper came from AmberInk!!  Thanks for stopping by:)

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Wow, it is Saturday already!  I am not sure what happened the rest of this week:)  I love this sentiment!  I have so enjoyed being a torchbearer for AmberInk!!!!  I only have one more project and my time will come to pass the torch:( 

For this project, I used the i-paper and a sentiment, again!!!  They make such nice cards!  Please make sure you stop by and check them out!  I used copics to color my image! Have a weekend :)  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 19, 2011

MAG Challenge #40

Hello Friday everyone!!  Friday means it is time for MAG Challenge!  It also means time for the weekend!!!!

This week, we had to use Storybook, pg. 45.  So, please stop  by and join in the fun:)  Remember at MAG, you can only use the specific cartridge and images on the page mentioned. 

I welded the "R" with my Gypsy!  Thanks for stopping by and have fun!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

You Brighten My Day!!

Good morning, another AmberInk project!  For this project, I used their i-paper and sentiments!  All my projects came together so easy using their products, stop by and give them a try! 

Also, this week, we are entering the RibbonCarouselChallenge!  AmberInk is the sponsor this week, so the team is joining in!  Stop by and join in the sketch challenge this week! They also, sell pretty ribbon, twine and ribbon storage.   Have a great day!

Monday, August 15, 2011

D2D Challenge and Blog Hop Winner

Hello, I did survive my first day back to school!  Long day, lots of meetings, I want my summer back!!!  So, I have a new digi stamp from Designed2Delight!  This week, we received a great Pumpkin:)  It put me in a fall mood and I got to use my new DCWV Harvest Gathering paper!  (such pretty paper)  Designed2Delight is a progressive challenge, once you participate, you receive a new digi when you enter.  So swing by D2D and join in the fun!

Drumroll............!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The winner of the Blop Hop Prize is #27 Jenni, selected by Please email me your address, so I can get your prize to you!  Thanks so much for all the great comments!!!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Back to School Blog Hop

Hello and welcome! Jovan over at CardsbyJovan is having a Back to School BLOG HOP to celebrate the beginning of school!  I feel honored to be participating in this HOP with such a talented group of ladies!  You should have come from the talented Jayne,  if you are just stopping by, the hop starts here!  Also, Jovan is having a Back to School Challenge over at her blog, so swing by and join in!

For the hop, we were asked to design a project that had a Back to School theme!  Wow, the summer has gone so fast, I just wish the school year went as fast!!!!  When, I think of Back to School, I see yellow school buses and loads of backpacks:)   So, my projects are dedicated to these 2 things!!!

Backpack pattern is from Splitcoast Stampers
School bus cut from Everyday Pop Up
PKS faces
Sentiment  My Creative Time
Black Gel Pen

Also, I have some blog candy!!!  Just leave a comment, with contact info on this post by Sunday, August 14th, no later th you would like  11:59pm (EST).  You do not have to be a follower, but if you would like, that would be nice!

Thanks for visitng, next on this blog hop is the very creative SherrieK!!! Have FUN!!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fluttering Heart!

Happy Tuesday!  Today, I have my third project for AmberInk!  This has been a great exprience, I have really enjoyed using their digi stamps and i-paper!  They have a lot of sentiment digis, so I decided to use one for my card!  Make sure you stop by and check them out, you will love their images!  I used copics to color the images, spellbinder and ink for the background!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 8, 2011


Happy Monday!  This is my last week of freedom:(  So, I am trying to get in my craftroom as much as I can!  So, here is my entry for Cricut360, the theme this week is refreshing!  With it being so hot here in Florida, what could be more refreshing than a cold glass of lemonade.  Also, I got to use another one of my never used carts, that's 4:)  Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock    Recollections
Just Because cuts @ 3.25"
Preserves Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Sentiment  Stamps for Life
Yellow Stickles

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Cupcake Mouse

Happy Sunday,  I have another digi from designed2delight!  This week, we got a cupcake mouse, I selected the girl mouse.  Designed2Delight is a progressive challenge, once you participate, you receive a new digi when you enter. The sentiment was also included with the digi stamps.  I am also entering this in BirthdaySundaes, it is anyting goes this week!    I hope you enjoy! 

Cardstock   Recollections
Paptern paper   K&I Memories
Orange Peel Stickles
White Gel Pen

Friday, August 5, 2011

God is at home!

Hello, welcome to another Friday of MAG Challenges!  I hope everyone had a great week:)

This week, we had to use Plantin Schoolbook, pg. 69.   So, if you have this cartridge come over and join in the challenge this week!  Remember at MAG, the true challenge is only being able to use the specified cartridge and page, but you are free to use all the embellishments you like!

Here is my card, thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Houses cut @ 3"
BG Paper   Michael's open stock
Cardstock    Recollections
Fiskars Grass Punch
Sentiment    computer genrated

Thursday, August 4, 2011

That's the Pits!

Hello, Happy Thursday!  I am entering a few more challenges!  Also, I am happy because I got to use another never used cart:)  3 down and ??? to go (HEHEHE), I am too embarassed to tell!  Hey, it's my addiction and I embrace it!  Stop by tomorrow, new MAG Challenge.  Anyhoo, on to my card, it is being entered in:

PeachyKeen: Use a pun and include PKS face
CCC: "TuttiFrutti" use fruit on project

Thanks for stopping by!!

Cherry cut @ 3"   Preserves
Cardstock      PaperTrey Ink and Recollections
PKS Wide Eye Stamps
Sentiment  Joy's Life Yummy Puns
Twine   Scrappy Moms
Preserves Companion Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
White Gel Pen

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Peas and Carrots!!

Hello again!  Wow, I have 2 posts in one day, I have not done this in awhile!  Anyway, I was looking at some challenges and you know I like to combine them when I can:)  I hope you like my interpretation!!  Also, I got to use 2 of the many carts that have never been used, I have got to do better!!!  Here is my entry, thanks for stopping by!

My Craft Spot: You make me Smile
FCCB:  Friendship
GettingCricky:  Positive Projects

Card base and layers    Elegant Edges
Peas and Carrots    Country Life
Cardstock     PaperTrey Ink and Recollections
Sentiment       Computer Generated
Wide Eye Faces    Peachy Keen Stamps
Cuttlebug Embossing folder    Kassie's Brocade
White Pen

HAPPY Birthday!

Hello, Happy Humpday!  I cannot believe less than 2 weeks to school, NOOOO make it stop!!!  Ok, I disgress, back to the reason you're here!!

I had to make a birthday card for my niece, she is turning 1:)  So, here is the card I made for her, I think it came out very well!!  I will be entering it in the following challenges: Celebrate the Occasion challenge, the theme is Kid's Bithday and Cupcake Craft Challenges, the theme is a birthday creation with a number on it!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Pattern Paper   Imaginisce
Cardstock        Papertrey Ink
White Gel Pen

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Olive You!!

Happy Tuesday!!! Today I have my second project for AmberInk!  I made a cute 3x3 note card to sneak in my husband's lunch box.  The Olive paper with sentiment is from Amber Inks, i-paper collection.  It is really nice and they have a great selection.  It is really cool because you just print it on your printer, instant decorative paper!  Stop by and check it out Amber Ink!!! Cardstock and ribbon are scraps fom my stash!   Thanks for all the kind comments!  Have a great day:)