Monday, November 30, 2009

EBTKS Challenge

Hi Ya,

Well, it’s the end of the month, and you know what that means. Another challenge from the Everything but the Kitchen Sink group. This month’s host is Kelley Eubanks, and the regular household item she chose for us to use in our creations was “toothpicks.”

The first thing I thought of when I got the challenge info was making a fence out of toothpicks, so that’s what I went with.


Be sure to go to the EBTKS blog to check out the prize package, it’s another goodie. I hope you play along, we always love seeing what you make.

Have a goodie!


Supplies Used:

Household item: Toothpicks

Stamps: Papertrey Ink, and Hero Arts

Ink: Memento and Stampin’ Up!

Other: Stampin’ Up! Corner rounder, and scalloped edge punch, Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder, Copic markers, foam tape

Sunday, November 29, 2009


HI Friends

I will be absent most of the next week as I am off on a business trip.

However, having said that, please stop by on Monday for the next installment of the Around the House challenge from Everything but the Kitchen Sink.  It’s a doozy.

I look forward to seeing what everyone creates while I am off.  And I hope to have some photos to share with you from my trip (the down time, that is…. the meetings wouldn’t be too fun to share).

Have a blessed week


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 19

Hi Friends,

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. We certainly did. Good food, time with family, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for.

I had to make a card for Dawn’s latest color challenge. I really like these colors. I may end up making some more cards using these colors. They look so good together.


Have a blessed day and happy shopping to you die-hards.

Suppllies used:

Stamps: Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Papertrey Ink

Accessories: Flowers: Bazzill Basics, Gemstones Recollections, Ribbon Stampin Up, Corner Rounder Stampin Up

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

CARDS Blog buttons

Hi Friends,

Happy Thanksgiving to you. I hope that you all have a happy holiday.  And if you are traveling, I pray for safe travels.

I am truly blessed and very thankful for all the blessings that God has given to me, far more than I deserve.  We are looking forward to a day with our family tomorrow.  Carlin’s parents, my mom, brother and nephew will be at our house. 

We will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal, with the exception of I didn’t make a pumpkin pie. I made a pumpkin trifle instead.  I hope they don’t mind:)  I took today off to prepare, and boy did I get a lot accomplished. Tomorrow should (should, I say) be a lot less hectic.

Anyway, here is today’s card.  I made it for the CARDS blog challenge to use at least 5 buttons. Well, I love buttons, and I have PLENTY.  I had to play along. 


Thanks for looking.  Have a very blessed Holiday, and if you are braving “black Friday,”  best wishes to you… I’d love to hear your tales. 

Blessings to you all!


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Another Hero Arts challenge

Hi Friends,

Hope you have had a great weekend. We had a very enjoyable one and are looking forward to the short work week. We're having family to our house, so we will be busy prepping for that. I'm also leaving next Sunday for a business trip to South Africa (pretty cool, huh?? Long LONG flight(s), but still cool). I'll be gone for over a week but plan to set up some posts whilst I'm traveling.

Today's project isn't a card but a small clear bucket from Archiver's. Since I also make jewelry (and always make some for Christmas gifts), these are perfect to "wrap" the jewelry as gifts.

These are so adorable. I may have to venture back to Archiver's to invest in some more. They will make such adorable packages. This one is made for a specific friend who loves sparkle and pink. There's a lot of glitter on the strip in the tin. It was really hard to photograph... but I hope you like it nonetheless.

Have a blessed day.



Paper: Papertrey Ink, Stampin' Up, Archiver's

Ink: Stampin' Up, Papertrey Ink

Stamps: Hero Arts: Swirls, Owl Christmas and labels

Extras: Recollections gems, Ribbon: Stampin' Up, Pail: Archiver's, Punches, EK Success, Nestabilities, stickles

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hero Arts glitter

HI Friends
How has your week been? I hope you're enjoying it. Tomorrow is Friday, and I know we can all agree that we love the weekend :)
Tonight's post is a card that I made and put on my flickr page for last week's Hero Art's challenge to use glitter. I love glitter, so I had a good time with it. Hope you like too!I used glitter, stickles, and even the button had glitter in it!!! Yay for sparkly!
Thanks for stopping in today.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Sketh Challenge

Hi Friends,

I'm excited to be posting an announcement about some exciting things going on with the Everything but the Kitchen Sink Challenge. In addition to the end of the month challenge to create something using ordinary items from around the house, we're adding a sketch challenge to the mix. Now, in keeping with the EBTKS theme of household inspiration, each sketch will be inspired by something from around the host's house. Cool, huh?! Courtney (our fearless challenge leader) is a genius! If this wasn't exciting enough, EBTKS now has a blog of its very own. Go check it out, here.

Now onto this month's challenge... Courtney took on the inaugural sketch challenge, using this as her inspiration...

And here it is in sketch format:

Neat, huh?
This is what I did with the sketch. I must admit my card didn't come together as quickly as I would've hoped, but I did finally end up with something that I'm willing to share.

And since EBTKS is a challenge blog, we'd love for you to play along. Oh, and did I mention there's a prize involved??? Yep, and it's a goodie this month. A $25 gift card to Two Peas. Woohoo! Who doesn't love a gift card, so start creating! We can't wait to see what you come up with. If you need inspiration, go check out the blog and the awesome designers Ann, Courtney, Kelley, Kelly Marie and Winter.
Have fun and happy crafting.
Oh, and GO COLTS

Friday, November 13, 2009

Place cards


How has your week been? I'm so glad the weekend is here. I am looking forward to relaxing and watching the BIG Colts vs. Patriots matchup Sunday night. Since this blog is mainly for crafty sharing, I don't discuss my love of football too often, but Sunday night is BIG, HUGE. The rivalry between the Colts and the Patriots has grown to big proportions, and I can tell you that Tom Brady and the Patriots are not loved here in Indy. There are blue lights all around downtown already. The city is gearing up for the big matchup. GO COLTS!!
Okay, okay, enough of that. I have been wanting to play along with the CARDS blog challenges for some time now. This week, I finally did although I didn't get them emailed. (Baby steps I guess... next time I'll hopefully not only make something but send it in too!) Anyway, here is what I came up with. Hope you like!
A close up of Carlin's and my place cards....
and here's a view of the family cards. I really think that our family is going to enjoy these. I'm probably going to have to come up with some more accessorizing to go along with them:) And I will still have to cook!

thanks for stopping by friends!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hero Arts Challenge

Hi Girls,

Wow, another end to a weekend. They sure do fly by so fast.

I made a card to participate in the Hero Arts challenge to use non-traditional Christmas colors for a Christmas card. So this is what I came up with.

I actually used all Hero Arts stamps on this one, and I mixed in some embossing.

Gotta run, my computer is acting up.... Hang with me friends, just a few weeks and it'll be better.



Saturday, November 7, 2009


Hi Dear Friends

I cannot believe how long it's been since I've posted. I have to say that for the next couple of week's my posts may be somewhat random. My computer's hardrive is dying. So I've been at the whim of it's temperament. My sweet hubby told me that he had been planning to surprise me with a new one, but because of the recent randome decline, he's bumped up the ordering of it. He ordered it today, and it should be here by November 23rd, and I am SO excited.

Onto today's post. This is a card I made awhile back. I have lots of more recent cards to photograph and edit, but I just cannot get it done on my laptop right now. (Again my sweet hubs has offered up his much newer and faster laptop for me to use... I tell ya, I married a sweetheart).

If I've shared this card before, my apologies, but I do not think I have....

Oh how I love butterflies....


Stamps: Hero Arts Everyday Sayings, Stampin' Up! Great Friend

Paper: Papertrey Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Ripe Avocado. Stampin' Up! Lovely Lilac

Ink: PTI: Raspberry Fizz, Stampin' Up Craft White

Accessories: SU! Beautiful Butterflies, Provocraft Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Buttons Galore, DMC floss, Fiskars Apron Lace, PTI Raspberry Fizz polka dot ribbon

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.