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Friday, December 30, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ready for New Years?

I don't think I am.  But I'm getting there!  Do you do special crafting for NY?  How about cooking, do you do special cooking for NY?

We usually just have an intimate gathering, with family fun.  Fun appetizers that our girls pick out, that Bob and I love also.

Are you looking forward to any upcoming crafting?  I recently made some Valentine's (see SRM's blog!), and I am working on stamping with Gamsol.  Next, I am thinking of creating cards using the Gamsol'd images I created, working in layers, and creating fun scenes!  New territory for me!

Hope you have a great NY!  Would love to hear from you and see what you're working on!  Happy NY everyone!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday prep.!

Wow, the holidays are fast approaching?  What are you working on?  I am doing a bit of crafting, trying to get my holiday cards mailed (can't decide, should I include a photo and/or holiday newsletter or not?), thinking about doing some baking....Here are some cards I made recently, I love the city die-cut, it has so many uses!  Thanks for looking, thanks for dropping by, I'd love to hear about your current projects! 

Monday, December 5, 2011

SRM Design Team Call!!

Here it is, I TOTALLY recommend trying out!!  Susan and Jenyfur are the best!!  Best of luck!!!  SRM Design Team Call

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Some recent cards

Making lots of holiday projects!  How about you?  Here are a couple cards I made recently that I can share, thanks for looking! 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Operation Write Home!

Check out SRM Sticker's Blog Post Today! card makers worldwide are joining forces to create cards to support our military troops!  Operation Write Home has already sent over a million cards to our troops stationed overseas!  Join the blog hop today, start at the SRM link above, and move on to other crafting manufacturer's blogs, to join the effort!  Here is my card!  Thanks for looking!  (used two SRM stickers, love them!)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Check out Sharon's lovely card!

and check out her awesome crafty blog at:  Sharon's blog..  Love the placement, the balance and color of her card elements!  Go Sharon!  Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Made so many cards this week! Fun!

Had a blast making several cards this week.  Most were for magazine publication calls, so no posting here now.  But I hope to get a couple more done over the next sev. days, and hope to post them up here! 

Holiday card making has me thinking about holiday shopping.  I "just" started shopping yesterday.  A few things my little one wanted.  How about you?  Have you started?  When do you think you will start?

I've also been placing recipes aside, that I may try out for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Do you try out new recipes each holiday season, or stick with the proven goodies?

Gotta go and have some girl time with my oldest.  Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Another quick and simple card!

Echo Park and SRM, thanks for looking! 

Just a quick, simple Halloween card! So fun to make!

Because of time limitations, many times my crafting is all about quick and easy.  SRM stickers are so easy to use, and make any project come together quickly.  For this card I used EP paper and SRM stickers...thanks for looking! 

Woohoo, got 5 projects done at Archivers yesterday! So excited!

And it felt great!  Completed a dt project, a card for our troups, two misc. Halloween cards, and I have a publication submission based on a sketch for a magazine.  Karlie came and joined me 3/4 of the way through, and made the Tim Holtz make and take tag!  She had fun!  Did you do anything crafty this weekend?  I'd love to see!  Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Got a picture taken, loading a project!

Of course using a fun SRM sticker!  And some vintage detail, what are you working on?  I am crafting here and there, I have more things to load!  Hopefully over the weekend!  Hope yours is great!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

projects to load! need to take photos!

i have been doing some crafting, i need to photo the projects!  but some i can't load...yet.

what are you working on?  a card a week?  :-)

speaking of which, my email was a bit crazy last week, if you completed a card and i haven't loaded it here, let me know!  i'd hate to miss any of your lovely creations!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Check out the SRM Gallery!

SRM Idea Gallery is a wonderful place where you can get all sorts of crafting ideas!  Feeling stumped on a project?  Check out the SRM Gallery!  There are many different types of projects there, by many different designers!  Speaking of which I need to load a bunch of my projects there.....we'd love to see your projects using SRM Stickers there as well!  So come on by! 

Changing the challenge to a card a week! Check out Torrey M.'s card!!

So, I reeeeally tried to do a card a day.  But well, life is crazy busy, so we are switchin' the plan up to card a week.  Wanna join in?  I'd love to see your cards!  Speaking of which, Torrey M. makes gorgeous cards, and made this vibrant, lovely design for the card a week challenge!  You've gotta go check out her blog.....her cards inspire me!  So, thanks, Torrey for making this wonderful design!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

No card for yesterday, but crafting today, anyone crafting this weekend?

Anyone crafting this weekend?  If so I'd love to see what you make!  I have to admit I am a bit running low on steam without a crafty partner.....consider joining me!  How about a general challenge?  One Halloween card/layout/tag, etc..  over the holiday weekend?  YOU can do it!  Leave me a comment if you do!  Hope you have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A card a day, anyone want to join me? It's super fun! end up with lots of cards on hand!  I thought it would be kinda impossible for me to keep up with this, but I am finding I do have a few mins. a day to crank out a card.  It feels great to get crafty every day, and honestly, I think daily crafting helps my creative mojo!  So how about joining me?  Just leave me a comment with a link to your card and I can load it here.  No pressure if you can't do every day.  Seriously.  If you can't join in, that's fine too.  But I wish you would!  I'd love to see your creations!  Any type card, any theme, any size, whatever suits you.  :-)

Another day, another card!

I had a blast making cards last night!  For this one I used Echo Park product and a SRM Sticker, thanks for looking! 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Woohoo, made a card today! A card a day keeps the Dr. away?

That would be terrific right?  It does feel really good to make a daily card!  That's gotta do something positive for the soul, right? 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

9 Cards total for World Card Making Day, SRM Stickers + more!

5 card set for Christmas.  SRM Stickers and Echo Park paper.

4 Halloween cards using SRM Stickers and Teresa Collins Haunted Hallows.  What a fun day WCMD was!  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

What a great day! 7! cards made so far!

5 Holiday and 2 Halloween, having a blast!  I know what I'm doing tonight!  More of the same!  Are you crafting?  Are you blog hopping?  I'd love to see what you're working on.  I will load up some cards a bit later....


Friday, September 30, 2011

Tomorrow is World Card Making Day!

What are your plans?  I have to get my mom taxi rolling tomorrow early, mid afternoon, I will be at Archivers making cards!  I plan to load them here, tomorrow night or on Sunday.  I'd love to see what you make, so leave me a comment with link ok?  I'd be happy to load your cards here! 

Remember, read down a few posts and you will see the card description sketch I loaded!  Come join me in making a card this weekend for the sketch!  Again, leave me a comment and link here, ok?

I am planning to make Halloween cards this weekend, can't wait to stamp and use my Copics!, and Christmas cards also!  Hope you get a chance to craft this weekend, it is so relaxing and rewarding!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Anyone for making Halloween cards with me this weekend?

I will be in and out, but am feeling totally inspired to make Halloween cards.  Would anyone like to join me?  Saturday is a special card making holiday.  Let's have some crafty fun!  If you make Halloween cards, simply post here in comments, with a link to your blog, and I will load your card up here.  Please join me! 

My card for this week's card "sketch" and exciting news!

Love the SRM tree!  Also adore the EP products!  Anyone else want to create a card for the "sketch"?  I'd love to see your work!
The exciting news:  World Card Making Day is this Saturday, over at the SRM Blog there will be cards posted by Nina (LOVE her cards!) AND there will be a reader challenge with prize attached!  Remember to check it out! 

Hope you have a great day!  

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

World Cardmaking Contest, are you in?

I'm on the fence......someone give me a push one way or the other, ok?  The reason I'm on the fence and not a for sure "yes", is my creative mojo packed its bags and took off the other day ago!  I'd love to hear if you are doing the contest, it's a great one for sure! World Cardmaking Day Contest

Torrey Moseley! Thanks for joining the Descriptive Sketch Challenge!

Torrey, love, love, love your card!  AND your tip about coloring on Kraft!  What a look!  So energetic, so colorful, so playful! All I can say is "wow!!"!  And "thanks!!"!  I hope you had fun creating, I know I've had fun viewing your lovely creation!  (ps. your blog is awesome too!)  Check out Torrey's blog!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Getting back to crafting, let's try something new, a descriptive sketch!

No picture, just a description, that way you truly make it your own!  How about a rectangular card, with a circular element, a sentiment, a horizontal element, and at least two rounded corners?

Any theme, any color combo., unleash your creativity!  And let's say, not this weekend, but next weekend for completion.  Any takers?  I'd love to see what you create!  I really feel like making a holiday card, so I may go that route.  Let the crafting begin!  (ps.  when you are done, just leave a message on the blog with a link to your creation, and I will load it up here!)

Friday, September 9, 2011

SRM Stickers Paper of the Week Feature and prize giveaway!

On Monday's at the SRM Blog, projects are being featured which use SRM Stickers and a paper of the week.  Beautiful papers from various manufacturers are being combined in crafty projects with SRM Stickers.  And.....(drumroll please!).....SRM is having a prize giveaway!  Simply visit SRM Blog, leave a comment, become a follower, and you could win an exciting prize package!  Good luck!

Going to start blogging with card sketches again soon, does anyone feel crafty? Does anyone want to join me in making fun cards?  Lots of holidays coming up, the sketches could be used to create Halloween cards, Thanksgiving cards, or in using a jumpstart in creating Christmas/holiday cards.

Become a follower, and when the post goes up with the next sketch, you will be notified!

Hope your having a great week, TGIF!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

SRM Mini Calendar Stickers and Back to School, teacher gift bag and teacher card set

Had an absolute blast crafting with SRM Stickers, Hero Arts stamps, and Kaiser and Basic Grey patterned papers, in a back to school theme!  Made a card set, and gift bag, so fun!  It's almost time for me to start loading card sketches again, but I might have something else up my sleeve!  Back to school gets me thinking about back to crafting, how about you?  What are you working on?  I'd love to see!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hi there! Whatcha working on?

So many fun things going on right now!  I know Paper Crafts Magazine has their Gallery Idol contest Paper Crafts Magazine, and also a call for submissions.  CHA is right around the corner too!  Other fun calls and challenges are up. 

I have been making some projects, and actually so has my daughter!  She's having a big time making cards!

Our summer is filled with the girls' activities, I plan to resume posting card sketches come August.  I hope you will join me then, to create some new cards.

Hope you have a wonderful summer, ct

Friday, June 10, 2011

SRM TUBES make great storage containers!!!

Wow, SRM's TUBES are sooooooooooooooooooo useful!  Check out the storage ideas on SRM Blog
I adore SRM products, and am sooooooooo loving these ideas! 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

SRM Stickers contest, so fun!!

Hey crafty friends (and wanna be crafty friends, too!), SRM Stickers is having an "Incredible Facebook Giveway"!  All you have to do is become a follower on the SRM Blog, CLICK HERE, leave a comment on the blog with the word "incredible" in your comment, and you could be the winner of an incredible prize packet!  Best of luck, contest ends Sunday at midnight!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Sketch 12, finally!

Things have been so crazy busy over here!  I finally got my Sketch 12 card done!  Here it is, using SRM Stickers adorable stickers, from the set "We've Got Your Stickers Plus #54002 Birthday".

So, I am going to be taking somewhat of a sketch break, lots of upcoming projects need completion, and school is letting out in 26! days!  I am planning to restart the sketches in the the meantime, please feel free to make cards using any of the prior sketches, and send me a message so I can post your lovely artwork here!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Karen Yarko, sketch 8, so adorable!

Awww!  How cute is this card!  Love that sweet bunny!  Great color combo.!  Reminds me that I need to get a jump on some Easter cards!  Thanks Karen for your super sweet card, and for doing sketch 8! 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sketch 12! Come join the fun!

Here it is, created in Photoshop, please join me in making a card/art project for sketch 12!  Let's say, a week to get it done, by next weekend.  :)  Just leave a comment when you are done, and I will get your image and post it here!

My take on Sketch 11, anyone else want to give it a go? :)

So I am so late to get this posted!  But, we've had a crazy week!  Crazy good that is!
I love making square cards!  And I love using fun products!  Speaking of which, I adore the SRM sticker I used on this card.  It is from the Quick Cards #52005 Love sticker group. Thanks for looking, and I will be posting Sketch 12 asap, please join me! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Are you doing Moxie Fab's Blog 350 Cards and Gifts Challenge?

Moxie Fab's Blog challenges are so darn fun!  Here's another I completed, inspired by the gift of giving.  Moxie Fab's Blog Cards and Gifts Challenge Link, here is the link, why don't you play along?  There's plenty of time, April 21 is the deadline.  I created this gift bag using patterned paper by Pink Paislee, Little Yellow Bicycle and Bo Bunny.  I created the flower using a kit, and of course incorporated SRM's rockin' sticker into the project as well!  (Make a wish sticker, from SRM Sticker Sentiments #51003 Happy Birthday)  Come join the fun!

Are you doing Moxie Fab's Blog Tuesday Trigger? A Burst of Blooms!

Loving these triggers.  Getting cards made quickly and easily!  Here's the Moxie Fab Challenge Link, come join the fun!  The challenge ends April 10th!  I loved this challenge, the bold colors, the floral images, the thread, inspired me to make this card!  I NEVER sew on my cards.  It's not that I haven't wanted to.  But this challenge got me moving and sewing, and I loved the texture the thread created on the card!  It felt like I was touching Cath's trigger picture, with the soft yarn.  I used three different patterned paper lines, including Pink Paislee, and Crate Paper.  I love mixing paper lines and designs!  The soft green bloom again I incorporated for the "touching" factor.  Of course I had to use stickers from SRM, which I adore, the "make a wish" is from Sticker Sentiments #51003 Happy Birthday and the "30" is from We've Got Your Number #48095 Extra Large.  (aren't these large numbers so fun?!) 

Wow! Karen Yarko has completed Sketch 11!! Oh wow, she's fast!!

Love, Karen's card!  It is so springlike, with the adorable bees and flowers!  Love the sentiment too, "just because", and that cute little bee!  Karen, first of all, you rock, for doing the challenge!  Second of all, you super rock for doing the challenge so fast!  Third of all, your card is so wonderful, I adore your color combo. and design!  YOU are the best!!  Please join Karen in making a card for Sketch 11!  She has me motivated now to not wait to the last minute to create my card, thanks, Karen!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Are you doing Moxie Fab's Blog hot air balloon challenge!?

I had FUN with this one!  I created this card using Teresa Collins' fab paper, (esp. love the one that looks like fishnet stockings!), a balloon cut from awesome Echo Park patterned paper (fussy cut, around the balloon cords), cardstock, scallop trimmer, Making Memories striped button, Tonic trimmer, dimensional adhesive, Century Gothic and Festus! fonts, scissors, and of course super cool SRM stickers from the We've Got Your Sticker #53003 Sweet collection!  Had fun pointy cutting the "fishnet" paper and rolling the edges too!  Thanks for looking!  And there is still time for you to do the balloon challenge too, it ends on midnight April 18th!  Here's the Moxie Fab Link go to it!

Another quick and easy card sketch, sketch 11!

Ok, so this one is super easy, and will be super quick for cardmaking!  Come join me!  Will meet up again this time next week with another new sketch.  Email me/FB me/leave me a comment here if you make a card!  I'd love to put up your card here!  Thanks for playing!


Monday, April 4, 2011

Yay, Margie H. made a card for sketch 10! LOVE it!

 She's so sweet, and is so good to me and my family!  She's a super talented crafter, and she has gotten me totally hooked on Spellbinder's products!  She made a super, duper, pretty card, which I adore, for sketch 10!  Margie H.!  Check out her awesome card!  I put a link to her blog below. You should visit her!  I have learned so much from her, and I so enjoy visiting her blog!  Thanks, Margie for creating a beautiful card and playing along with sketch 10!  

Margie's blog

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Woke up last night with a card idea!

Now to find time to put it together...maybe tomorrow?  Did you get to craft this weekend, hope so!  It is so relaxing!  Will be putting up sketch 11 hopefully tomorrow, please consider making a card/layout/craft project with me.  How about an Easter card?  Mother's Day a bit early?  Or super early Father's Day?  How about a Tax Day card?  LOL  

Saturday, April 2, 2011

My take on Sketch 10! Please join me!

Woohoo, my crafting energy has been restarted, and here is my take on Sketch 10!  Please join me, you have all weekend!  Just load sometime on Monday, or early next week.  I will post Sketch 11 sometime early next week!  I used Echo Park Paper "Be Mine" (so pretty!), and SRM Stickers We've Got Your Sticker #53003 Sweet, in white.  Do these stickers ROCK on black paper or what??!!!  They are so vivid, so easy to see, so striking!  I am very passionate about them!  I also used a Crate Paper circle, and some Creative Imaginations border.  Thanks for looking, and hope you will play along!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Are you doing Moxie Fab's Blog Tuesday Trigger? Are you doing the Play Date Cafe Challenge 75?

Had so much fun making a card using the Tuesday Trigger and Play Date Cafe Challenge!   It is so interesting to me how a photograph and colors can inspire a craft project!  I created a card using the Trigger and the card also meshed with the PDCC 75,  with patterned papers by The Girls Paperie, My Mind's Eye and LilyBee Design.  I also used Imaginisce floral making kit, Recollections paper flowers, Color Box ink, Crate paper border, EK Success punch, Tonic Trimmer, cardstock, Therm o Web adhesive, and of course, SRM Sticker Sentiments #51006 Thinking of You.  I loved the vertical line of the Trigger, as well as the color combo, and how cool, it is so similar to the PDCC color combo..!    Why don't you join the fun?!  Project submissions are due by April 3rd for the Trigger.  The deadline for the PDCC is Tuesday..  So there's plenty of time to create!  Moxie Fab Blog - Tuesday Trigger  
Play Date Cafe
Here's my card, thanks for looking!:

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring break has taken my mojo!

I am so overdue to post my card for sketch 10!  Spring break has come, my mojo has gone.....
Want to craft with me?  I'd love some company and a kick in the pants!  I need more time to get this, I am extending until next weekend, (first weekend in April)....  I have ordered some new stamps, and hope they arrive soon, to jump start some artwork here!  I am always inspired to work with SRM stickers, will use them for sure on sketch 10!  Please join me!  

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Janette Zomer's lovely card for sketch 9!

Thanks Janette for completing sketch 9!  I LOVE your card, it is so pretty!  You have been making so many gorgeous cards lately, you are such an inspiration to me!  Thanks so much!  You are inspiring me to start stamping again, I love how you created this card, thanks for the GREAT ideas! 

Come on over to SRM's blog!

I am so grateful to be on the design team at SRM Stickers!  I absolutely love SRM's products!  Come check out the SRM Blog there are so many fun project ideas there for crafting!  And please join me in my weekly card sketch!  It's fun, it's free!  And I bet the time spent creating will make you feel super relaxed!  Gotta love that!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sketch 10, nice and easy!

So this sketch is super easy!  I created it for a 5" by 5" card, but feel free to adapt it as you see fit...that is, if you join me!  Come on, I'd love some company!  Super simple equals super fun!  How about one week to create for this sketch? (Next Wednesday)  Send me a link to your card on Facebook, or leave a comment here to let me know you made a card, I'd love to post a picture of your card!