Sunday, August 26, 2012

Clean and simple cards

I have had the urge to create lately, just haven't had much time. Yesterday I was able to carve out some time and play. I tend to keep things simpler, especially when it comes to cards I intend on mailing. So here are some of my quicky clean and simple cards. The flowers and vases are from a retired Stampin Up set that i dearly adore. It is probably one of my most used sets!
The little fox is a new stamp from Hero Arts. Just love the little guy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This is it...

It's on sale in stores starting TODAY! wowzers! Still feels so surreal! My layout you ask??? well let me show you:D

Copyright 2012 by Creating Keepsakes magazine. Posted with prior permission from the publisher

This is one of my favorite photos of Ellaroo and I really like how the layout turned out. Of course I'm thrilled they selected it! So go run out and buy your copy today!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday, Friday...

WOOHOO! Today's Friday! It also is the end to the first week of school for my kiddos. What a crazy week its been! Lots of nerves, throw in some excitement and a little SURPRISE and we had a full week! Both girls like their teachers (WHEW!), both were glad to see their friends again and meet some new ones. The biggest shocker came when I took my youngest for an eye exam. My 6 year old needs bifocals! *gasp* I am SO glad i was able to get her in to be seen this quickly. I had NO idea her eyesight would be as bad as it was. There is some optimism that she might grow out of the bifocals, but I am just so glad she will start to enjoy reading again. They will be a big adjustment for all of us. She picked out the cutest pair of purple frames. I will post a picture when they come in. Talk about a whirlwind week!

I haven't played in my scrappy kingdom much this week. I think my body is still in shock over the quiet house all day :D I did manage to make this little cutie last weekend. I really love this stamp from Hero Arts and have been wanting to try and see how much I can use it in varying ways. So you may see it used more than you care to.

Well thats all I have to share today! Hope to be back soon with some more fun stuff!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


HOLD THE PRESSES!! Do you see that bright pink blinkie to the right?? ----------------------->

Yep that one! I got published in the Sept/Oct issue of Creating Keepsakes Magazine.  It's getting ready to hit stores, so be sure to check it out! I am in the Fresh Faces article. I can't post the layout on here for a couple more weeks...but believe me I will as soon as I get the ok!! In the meantime, I have some new goodies to show you!

This is the summer I discovered that I am not meant for ridiculously hot weather :D But I guess if there is a silver lining in this cloud, its that I have spent more time creating this summer than I have in a long time. Feels so good. Its therapeutic and fun!

This first layout was a challenge from some friends. Create a layout using the words or title from either the Star Spangled Banner or America the Beautiful. I was quite surprised when I googled both to discover they had many more verses then I knew. This quote turned out to be perfect.

This next layout came from a challenge my friend Suzanne the AMAZING came up with for me :) She's great like that. Always helps snap me out of a slump or use something I wouldn't have thought to use. This particular challenge had to use some type of mixed media (ie. paint, gesso); have the color blue somewhere and must use an office supply. (I used the shipping tag).

This photo of my uncle throwing my youngest daughter back into the water cracks me up everytime I look at it.

This last layout helped me deal with the hot TN summers :) I miss the snow, but am so glad we had the opportunity to play in some serious white stuff before moving here!

Well I HOPE to be able to get back into a routine of updating my blog a little more regularly. Until next time...