Monday, June 30, 2008


didn't make it to the next round of the paper crafts idol this year... so, I guess it's safe to post my card here for you! Thanks for looking~
Friend flowerpot card.
Bazzill cardstock. Lots of Sass Lass paper. SEI ribbon. Cosmo Cricket, Heidi Grace and KI memories chipboard. SEI letter stickers.

a new week!

it's a new week and today's the last day of June~ thought I'd share these two projects made for Just Let Me Scrapbook using making memories passport pp, trims.MM rubon letters. MaryBeth has a sale going on right now so be sure to check it out!

cps 71 and some patriotic quotes

The sketch at CPS this week is super fabulous! My card strayed a bit from the sketch, but it's worth going to see the sketch and the other gal's super cards this week! We were sponsored by Rubbernecker stamps- some fun stuff! Also, if you're in need of some patriotic quotes for cards or projects, Sherry put some great ones together as well!
Happy Birthday Sweetie Card
Stamp- Little Loyin's Cupcake Mice - Rubbernecker
cardstock- Bazzill
Rubons- American Crafts
Colored pencils- Crayola
Sequins- K&Co.

Friday, June 27, 2008

winter wonderland ornament

I know, not in season... but
rusty pickle chipboard ornament. MME tag and patterned paper. Basic Grey Figgy Pudding patterned paper. Melissa Frances glittered chipboard snowflakes. twine from target dollar section. first two are of the front of the ornament, last pic is of the back. tfl.

cps sketch 70-a layout!

This week I decided to make a scrapbook page based off Tami's wonderful sketch at cps! Here is the end result! The pic is of my niece! patterned paper, diecuts- SEI, Sass Lass buttons- scrapmode pink brad- creative imaginations letter stickers- sei

Thursday, June 26, 2008

keri! we met keri!

Keri, stamper extraordinare, card making sensation, and fellow cps blog dt member... came by Laura's house (fellow cps blog dt member and friend) yesterday on her way somewhere else! She and her children were a delight and the few hours spent together went too fast! I'ts amazing how this hobby has allowed me to meet such spectacular people! We ate Laura's yummy macncheese, talked, played with the kids, talked more! I think we may have to talk her into moving to our area! Oh, the picture was taken by a 5 year old I believe! Have a happy day!

key to my heart card

making memories passport pp, ribbon and epoxy sticker. cosmo cricket and fancy pants chipboard. maya rd rubon. tfl!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

pea profile

I was asked by 2peas in a bucket to make a project with some fun KI memories Courtyard paper and embellishments! Here is my finished page and two cards! Thanks 2peas!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

aaaw, nuts.

no, not Audrey, all though she does look silly in the "earings" daddy put on her last night. I didn't make the cosmo cricket team, but a few friends did so yaaay for them! and here's another Christmas card I made today! more MME and I think Melissa Frances. tfl!and here's a pic of Alexander because.. just because!

wishlist card

Wishlist Card.
Cosmo Cricket Buck Naked Ornaments. ATB flocking kit. Basic Grey figgy pudding paper. MM ribbon. Scrapmode buttons. MME tags. tfl!

Monday, June 23, 2008

the rest

of the cps card and a little teaser for later on this week... Friday, actually. There's going to be some, shall we say, extras on the cps blog that day... so, be sure to check it out! Also, Melissa Phillips shared a fabulous tutorial on using buttons at the cps blog today that you won't want to miss! have a great day!
I will always remember card.
patterned paper and diecut: scribble scrabble, dewdrops- the robin's nest, twine- target dollar section, scrorpal used to make embossed lines.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

a must read blog!

Ok. i'm partial. but you really must go read my brother's blog. It is sooo interesting to me. I have a heart for missions and I am enthralled at the amazing adventures and experiences they're having. So, if you have some time go check it out Light In Luwingu~

Saturday, June 21, 2008

trying to mend

so, 3 out of 4. that's how many of us have had a cold at my house this weekend. It's normally Saturday that I can pick up a few hours at work, but not this weekend. What can you do?
We have so much to be thankful for and I think we're on the mend... hopefully ... so, I shouldn't complain, right~
with that, I'll share a pic of Audrey I took this week and a glimpse at the cps card I made for this week's sketch- sketch 70. You'll have to check the blog Sunday for the sketch and other cards from the team~

Friday, June 20, 2008

under the weather

I am so not feeling good today. I've got the runny nose, achy all over, chills, sore throat yuck! So, if you're looking for me I'm probably trying to rest while taking care of the kids! fun stuff! hope everyone has a good weekend! Hope this cold blows by quickly!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Chasing Rainbows Set

made for create my keepsakes dt contest. ok. so, I got my inspriation from gap baby tshirt that said chasing rainbows. I have had this wall shelf a while- bought from a craft store. I also bought this framed chalkboard from target dollar section a while back. this was difficult to photograph but i think you get the idea of what it looks like. Pebbles inc. acrylic paints, SEI and Sass Lass patterned papers. offray ribbon. Maya Rd chipboard. AC rubon

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

hug your sissy...

i said to Alexander. look at mommy! smile! oh, Audrey. it's ok...

I just have to laugh at this photo!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hooray you did it card. *cps sketch 69

ok. here it is..
patterned paper: Scrapmode button: Scrapmode plastic sequins: Doodlebug Designs sequins: Prima paper border: Around the Block letter stickers: Arctic Frog.

check the cps blog today for a super tutorial from Laura on how to make your cards really pop~, for the cps sketch and more inspiration from the team!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Anniversary and Happy Father's Day!

Brian and I have been married 6 years today! Happy Father's Day to him as well! He's a great daddy!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

it's time for a sneak peek

at the sketch this week at the cps blog! yep, here's a tiny look at sketch 69....
you'll have to check the cps blog to see the entire card, the super sketch and the other inspiring cards made by the team.
oh, there's something new coming to cps as well..... you'll have to check back to find out!

Friday, June 13, 2008

never at the same time!~

not sure what audrey's thinking here~ hee!
sweet boy.. i think he's finally feeling better after being a bit sick for about 4 days!
it seems like i just cannot get a decent photo of alexander and audrey together! i tried today and nothing. dad tried yesterday to no avail. so, here are some pictures of them in the pool today... one of each kiddo. nothing spectacular, just us hanging out. oh, and, in spite of Brian and my black thumbs... our Oleander bush is blooming! pretty!

hooray! cosmo cricket and scrapmode toot

Paper Crafts just picked up a card using cosmo cricket chipboard and a card i made for my scrapmode design team work! thanks for letting me share!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

going... going.. gone willpower

made this for my dt call entry at create my keepsake. I took the photos of my "weakness" myself. must've been a sight to see me outside setting it up in a hurry... ants would've loved my popcorn and the florida heat was making it try to melt! anyways... Scenic Route lined paper, SEI smarty pants paper, Scenic Route orange dot paper. American Crafts rubons. Scenic Route letter stickers. Queen and Co. chipboard letters. arial font. EK successs brads. tfl!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Paper Crafts Gallery Idol

ok. i entered. The rules say we can't post the cards anywhere esle but in the paper crafts gallery, so, if you'd like to see here's the link.... my card!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

need some dad quotes?

still struggling to get those father's day cards done? Looking for a great quote? Well, Annabelle has put together a fabulous bunch of dad inspired quotes on the cps blog to make your card making go that much quicker! Plus. all the cards are father's day themed along with this weeks sketch!

so sweet fairy!

dt work for scrapmode using their flower swirl and circle heaven pp. SEI Jolie chocolate diecuts. MM glitter brads. Daisy Ds tag for title. tfl!

Monday, June 9, 2008

shh.... Cosmo Cricket

there's a design team call going out... one I have dreamed of and waited for with much anticipation... just hoping one day there would be a call from them....

I had the fun privilege of being a Cosmo Picasso this past year and I am dreaming of being on their team. Seriously love the patterns, colors, chipboard, mini albums! yum~

So, I am uploading some of my creations using Cosmo Cricket's paper... some are a little old, but you gotta love the CC~ these two layouts were published in Making Memories Magazines special 601 idea book last year.

Wee little one card

as seen in June Cards Magazine
Cosmo Cricket dutch girl pp and journaling card. Offray ribbon. K&Co. brad, Swarovski crystals, Prima chipboard. Basic Grey rubons. tfl!

Sunday, June 8, 2008


well, Brian and I have had a nice weekend. Our 6 year wedding anniversary is next weekend, but my mom had this weekend off from work. She and my dad are watching the kids for us! So, we've been to St. Augustine for a relaxing day, have eaten out TWICE by ourselves and I slept in till 8:30am today!!! woohoo! We miss the kids at the same time... one of those funny things about being a parent... you need time away but still miss your kids when you do get a break!

Anyways. Here's my cps sketch card for the week! If you haven't gotten your father's day cards done or need ideas... all the cards this week are father's day themed... AND you get a great sketch. So, go check out the cps blog...

Dinomite Dad card
patterned paper, diecut stickers, letter stickers- Basic Grey
ribbon- Around the Block
Brad- Karen Foster

Friday, June 6, 2008

happy spring! card

ok. maybe i went a little crazy with the flowers, but they're so cute.
Sassafrass Lass piccadilly, dreamcicle, gumdrop, hooty, buttercream pp. Scrapmode button. Heidi Grace chipboard. Scor-Pal tool for score lines. AC purkey rubons. tfl!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

kiddie pool

thanks, angie for having us over to your neighborhood pool... the whole playgroup. yep, all of us got together early this morning and went to the pool... it got hot quick and we had a great time!

last two.

last two cards i made for just let me scrapbook with the fab Jenni Bowlin stuff..Jenni Bowlin trendy red wallpaper, red lined ledger pp. Jenni Bowlin chipboard frames round star and gold rubons. Unknown red twill ribbon. Scrapmode buttons. SEI letter stickers. Bazzill cs. tfl!

Family card
jenni bowlin's trendy floral pp, red lined pp, red wallpaper pp, trendy journaling spots. quote from it takes two. Bazzill cs. lots of layers here! tfl.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

take you ridin' in my car car

so, this morning we went out... went and saw the free zoo (ie... pet store animals)ha! then, went in a few other stores then home. BUT Audrey wanted to wear her chef hat. Alexander had to bring his rocket toy, cars and transformers along...and they sang along with our Christian dance music... yep. singing "Glory, Glory..." sweetness~
no nap for Alexander... this is happening too often. Once Audrey got up it was off to a shaded, but still hot park for some playtime~ dinner, baths, bed for the kids...
now off to try and finish two cards I'm working on~

happy birthday card gcd studio

more dt work for Just Let Me Scrapbook! using GCD Studio's lost in paradise line of papers... pool tiles, light medallions, sunset silhouette. Basic Grey rubon, Creative Imaginations creative cafe brads. Maya Road microchip scallops. tfl!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Beach Goer

dt work for Just Let me Scrapbook. using GCD studio's lost in paradise line (pool tiles, lost stripes, night medallions, plum berries, tropic tulips, sunset silhouette pp). maya rd. microchip scallops neutral. American Crafts roller rink glitter thickers plum.
so, i kinda went nuts with the yummy colors of this paper line.. i had to use them all!
my friend's dd at the beach with us! tfl.

Monday, June 2, 2008

the usa

so, we've already played with the moon sand grandmama bought the kids! I'ts fun for them but kinda messy! oh, well... i guess i needed to vacuum anyway! hope you have a great Monday!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

pool time and then.... hail!

so fun in the pool today! then, a thunderstorm and dime sized hail! craziness!

happy June1st and my cps card for the week!

Back from church... it's graduation Sunday... all 67 Seniors at our church wore their caps and gowns today! so fun... I remember doing that... um, 16 years ago and giving my testimony in front of the church.... man, I"m old!

Anyways... hopefully the kids will nap and I can finish a layout I'm doing for Just Let Me Scrapbook! The plan is to get the kids out in the plastic pool in the back yard later! It's supposed to get in the low 90s today! We watched the space shuttle zooming into the sky yesterday from our backyard! Way cool!

The new sketch is up at the cps blog... here's my take our sponsor for the week is Innovative Stamp Creations! So, go check out the sketch for the week!
My Friend Card
patterned paper: Scrapmode, fancy pants.
ink: Colorbok, CTMH.
stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations Fansy designs, All about me
flower button: KI memories