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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Happy Fall

Back today to share another simple card that I finally had to throw in the towel and call it finished and done!  Originally I was trying to stamp a background but for some reason I could never get it done to my satisfaction so I just decided to use pattern paper instead.  All papers used are from the DCWV Year Round Paper Stack, I used a edge punch and added a leaf brad from my stash.  The sentiment was cut using the Simply Charmed cricut cartridge.  I'm sure I'll be sharing more Fall themed cards within the next few weeks before I pack up for my weekend retreat.

The inspiration and sketch for the card came from Clean & Simple Stamping, I am also sharing this card for the Think Fall challenge over at Hiding in my Craft Room and the Fall Color challenge over at Mema's Crafts.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Stay Cool

Hello and happy Monday, today I am sharing a card that I made for one of our nephews birthday.   He turns 13 on Saturday and he thinks he is so cool so he will get a chuckle out of this card.  I cut the fan using the Suburbia cricut cartridge, cut the letters with  my sizzix sidekick and I used paper from an old DCWV paper stack called Indian Summer Fall Stack.  I am sharing this card for  Week 36: This ~or~ That. "Beat the Heat" or "Keeping Cool." blog challenge over at Scraps of Color.  Wishing you and yours a great week.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Back2School Shopping

I am back today to share a LO that I started several weeks ago and finally finished this morning, it uses pictures taken of my daughter during one of her back to school shopping trips.  We actually shop all summer but we took these pictures one weekend while we were on a little weekend getaway.  The LO actually looks better in person, I cut the title using the Designer Calendar and Wall Decor and More cartridges.  I used a TH kraft glassine pocket to hold some of the tags and the butterfly paperclip is from K&Co, the file folder is from Jo-Ann's and has been in my stash forever along with the other embellishments.

I am sharing this LO for the following challenges:
Scraps of Color - Back to School
Hiding in my Craft Room - #163 Freestyle
Scrap Our Stash- Stash Challenge #18 Back to School

Thank you for your visit, have a wonderfully blessed weekend.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Gift Bag

Today's project is an altered gift bag, my daughter will be attending another party on Saturday so I decided to alter the gift bag.  She chose some AC pattern paper ( that's the extent of her participation) and  I used the cricut Teen Scene cartridge for the first time to cut the doll.  All other embellishments used were purchased for this project or in my stash.  I now realize I should have added a mat since the paper is so busy, oh well there's always next time! I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hello Sunday


The Labor Day weekend is winding down and I'm feeling like I need just one more day!  Today I am sharing a card that I'll be giving to one of my coworkers.  I should have put it in the mail but I couldn't find her mailing address so I'll just put it on her desk and she'll get it when she returns.  I used the "For You" julie Nutting cling stamp for the doll and the sentiment, I have mixed feelings about the doll stamps and I'm not sure when I may take on the task of using one again.  I really wanted to give them a try since there just seems to be a lot of rave and fanfare for the doll stamps right now, I have several in my stash but I probably won't be adding anymore!  The doll was colored with color pencils, the pattern paper is WeR Memory Keepers and just a few other items from my stash and the card was done.  I am also sharing the card for the Anything Goes weekly blog challenge over at Scraps of Color.  Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One Year


Today marks the first anniversary of the passing of my dear sister Fay.   I have been struggling with how I feel  and what to do.  Of course I still think of her everyday, wish I could talk to her, share with her, cry with her!  There are so many things that I wish were different, too much unsaid and undone.  I think I'll just do as less as possible today, maybe I'll complete a project in her honor!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gone Fishing

Hello and Happy Sunday, today's project is one that I created for a photo prop!  Yesterday my daughter, one of her BFFs and I along with seven other family members went on an afternoon fishing trip.  My FIL coordinated the fishing trip to celebrate one of nephew's 12th birthday.  Let's just say it will be the first and last fishing trip for me and my daughter.  Overall the day went pretty well but the fish weren't biting the water was rough and my daughter couldn't stomach it.  I made the sign using cuts from the Cricut April Showers and Create a Friend cartridge.