May 27, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 88/Teacher Gifts

I'm back!!! And if feels good to finally be able to get creative again. Here's my Mojo Monday challenge card. It's for my daughters 2 teachers. I've also attached a photo of their summer themed gift. It has a beach towel, a good book, bottle of water, candy, a picture holder and a beach plaque. I think they'll like it. I love it. Thanks Katie for the inspiration!!!

May 20, 2009

Baby Shower Invitations...

I'm making some invitations for my Sister In Laws baby shower next month. What do you think? I knew I wanted to use the Onesie because it's so cute, but didn't want it to be just the Onesie. So I put it on top of a card. I love the Parisian Breeze DSP (#113993) from Stampin' Up. I've been in such a creative rut, but I think I'm out of it now. Yahoooo! These are just 2 examples. I ordered the Cute & Cuddly stamp set (#113682) to use instead of the New Baby stamp.

May 12, 2009

Rest in Peace Kayleigh Anne Freeman...

You were one strong little girl! You had more fight in you in 11 short months than most people have in their entire lives. You are an inspiration to millions. Thanks to the Freeman family for sharing their story with us.

May 11, 2009


I'm in such a creative funk right now! Ugh. I don't even feel like ordering anything new. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME??? Usually a new toy always get's me in the mood, but nope...nothing. Any suggestions? Ha!

May 3, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Week...

As Room Mom for Rebecca's class, it's my job to make sure the teachers get a nice gift for Teacher Appreciation week. I asked the parents who were able to, to donate $25 for the gifts. About half of the class was able to give so that was nice.
This was a fun project...even though I started very late. Our school is celebrating this week, instead of next. I think there was some confusion on which week it was. I thought it was next week..but non the less our teachers (we have 2) are getting a great gift baskets (who cares what week it is! They deserve it!) filled with Tastefully Simple desserts, Gold Canyon Candles (Grape...yum) and each one will get a $100.00 Visa gift card. And a couple of little things. But what I love the most are the 2 8x8 photo albums my friend Melissa and I made for them. I had a picture of each kid that I've taken over the year. I thought it would be cute to do a scrapbook with each kid and their name so that they can look back on this year. They turned out GREAT! Here's a couple of pictures...well more than a couple!

The cute baskets! I love doing these.

I also made 2 handmade cards to hold the gift cards.

Inside of the card.

The front of the card. Plain, but still cute.

The front cover of the book. I love all the ribbon on the binding. I was excited to finally use my Zutter Bind-It-All that I've been neglecting. Took me a bit to remember how to use it. I screwed it up a couple of times. But was able to mask the mistakes pretty well.

This is the poem I put on the inside of the book. I love it. The pictues aren't that great but you get the idea.

April 28, 2009

Mojo Monday #84

Here's my Mojo Monday Challenge. Enjoy!

April 26, 2009

A scrapbook page...

I did a page today for the first time in a while. With all the cards I've been doing I've let my pictures go on the back burner. I've got a few old photos I want to scrap and then I need to print all the one's I've taken over the last few months and do those. I'm taking a card break! Ha! It's not as easy to take a photo of pages as it is cards so bear with the blurriness.

April 15, 2009

Kinda Crafty...

Today I attempted to make sugar cookies in the shape of the Awareness Ribbon and frosted pink for our Relay this weekend. UGH...What a MESS!!! My first batch I used the completely wrong type of icing. I used regular strawberry icing and I realized after a dozen that I would not be able to package them cause it would smear the icing. So...went back to the store and got cookie icing and that was much better. Only problem...there was no pink! So I had to get white and cover it in pink sprinkles. I only did 2 dozen and I was D.O.N.E! I packaged them in the small clear envelope packages from Stampin' Up, punched out note cards with the Big Shot and use my trusty old scallop punches and circles for the flower. I'm tired. These took much longer than anticipated. But that's what you get when you're NOT Betty Crocker. Ha! Enjoy my mess!

April 13, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 82

Another great Mojo Monday sketch! This is my last set of Relay For Life fundraiser cards I'm making before this weekend. Have lots to do to get ready. Wish us lots of luck on making tons of money to fight cancer! Enjoy!

Supplies Used:
Delicate Dots DSP #114674
Candy Lane DSP #113980
Basic Black Cardstock # 102851
Upsy Daisy Stamp set #111710
Basic Black stamp pad #101179
3D Crystal Lacquer for the tops of flowers
Gingham Ribbon #104832

April 12, 2009

Get a FREE Pocket Photo Book...

I got a coupon for a Free Photo Book in the 'The Tale of Despereaux' movie Rebecca got from the Easter Bunny.

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To get your free Poket Photo Book, go to:
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I ordered mine and all I had to pay was $1.99 for shipping. Taxes were covered in the coupon.


April 9, 2009

Mojo Monday 81

This is a Sympathy Card for my husbands Aunt. Her wonderful mother 'Lolo' passed away on April 1st. I only heard about it last night. I am so grateful I was able to meet this fantastic woman and get to know and love her...and be loved by her. God Bless her.

Supplies Used:
My Minds Eye:Just Dreamy 2-Delightful "Unique" This is Me/On the Dot Paper
Sahara Sand paper: #105328
Baha Breeze paper: #111352
So Saffron Ribbon: #111364
Bashful Blue Ribbon #109029
Great Friend Stamp Set (Leaves) #113792
Yummy Stamp Set (With Love on the inside) #113783
Tempting Turquoise Ink: #100814

April 1, 2009


Check out my friend Heathers website for a chance to win A LOT of great stuff including a card set of your choosing from ME!

A cute fun card...

March 30, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 80

This was a fun card for me. I pulled out the heat embossing supplies and got to work. AND I used some Tinkerbell paper I've been holding onto forever and finally used. So let's just say that this card (I made a set of 6) was made from all scraps I had left over...well the paper anyway. I love when I can use up all the little pieces that I wonder if I'll ever use again but hang onto them anyway. ;-) Enjoy!

Supplies I used:
Lovely Lilac Stamp Pad #102874
Transparent/Star Dust embossing powder (Stamp-n Stuff)
Great Friend Stamp set #113792
Think Happy Thoughts Stamp set #115092
Cardstock: miscellaneous scraps

March 28, 2009

Fun crop night with the girls...

My BFF Heather had a crop night over at her place tonight and it was FUN! Met a new member of our group, she goes by the fabulous name of JULIE! Liked her right away when she cursed. LOL. Anyone who knows me knows I have a sailor mouth...which I'm working on...but not tonight. . Here's a couple of cards I 'scrap lifted' from a couple of great websites and you'll be pleased to know I wrote down where they came from so I could give credit. The first is from iStamp (Nancy Riley) whom I LOVE! Her work is fabulous and I look at it 100 times a day if not more. And as you can see, I copied it almost down to the T. Couple of changes but nothing much.

And this card set I got from Dannie Graves, another very talented designer. Again, copied almost exactly.

I decided to take a couple of ideas from these ladies so that it would be an easy night and I didn't have to lug all my possessions over there. UGH! I forgot some things, but had what I need to do these. Usually when I go to crops I never really know what I want to do so then I take everything, but tonight I planned ahead and it worked out great. I will surely do that more often.

Thanks Nancy and Dannie for posting all your stuff for those non-creative folks like me who need your inspiration!