Saturday, May 30, 2009


of my FAVORITE times of the year has ARRIVED!!! :)
FARMERS MARKET TIME! LOVE it!! I wish we had them year round.. BUT we dont! the first one opened 2 weeks ago, and last thursday the kiddos and I were able to get down to it! (our favorite.. ok one of my favorites... opens next sunday!! :) ) ANYWAY.... I love going to them.. the weather was BEAUTIFUL...and I got flowers.. what more could a girl ask for!! :)
I decided this year I am going to take photos over the season.. and scrap 'em... Thought I would share a few with you if that is ok! I have a card to share too~ BUT I forgot to get if off the card.. so next time.. Since I have to be FAST... we are getting THREE new tress today in our back yard.. (more photos to come! :) )

Ok here we go.. photo fun....

My FAVORITE spot....

Justins FAVORITE spot...

Amandas FAVORITE!.. (Justin likes this too! LOL!)

Veggies! :) and GARLIC! YUM!

BEST $14 I ever spend!! How can you NOT get flowers here.... :)

Ok I am off to get some photos of Amanda and her SISTERS... hee hee! and watch for our new TREES!!!
Have a GREAT day.. and a WONDERFUL weekend.. we are expecting SUN all weekend.. YIPPPEEE... be back soon...................THANKS for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

a new CLEAR share! :)

Happy Wednesday!!! Hope your week is going well!! Mine has been busy.. trying to catch up after the weekend.. and get some challenges done!! I have a little share today.. it isnt a challenge.. I just had so much fun with my clear card from the blog hop I wanted to make another! This is from what is left from the square card I cut the other day!!

I ADORE the Raspberry Fizz color by PTI so I thought it would be fun on a clear card!! Here is what I came up with!! (sorry it is hard to get a photo of them.. the gray is our truck! :) )

Wanted to show a close up! I LOVE coloring my pearls to match.. this is using my copic marker RV17... I think I need the refill I plan on using it OFTEN for this! HA HA!!! Stamped the clear CS with polka dot basics, Added some stickles to the button center... and of course used my apron lace border! Stitched outside, and inside.. stamped sentiment from hero arts!

THIS is where I am playing this week! ( such a GREAT cause.. and some FUN challenges and prizes.. I have til the 31st to finish.. I PLAN to create tomorrow and friday.. wish me luck!!
THANKS for stopping by! have a GREAT day!

Monday, May 25, 2009

PTI Blog Hop!

It is the 25th again.. and that means Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop Day! YEAH!!!

Our challenge this month was to use yellow! I am in LOVE with the Lemon Tart ANYTHING PTI sells!!!

I had a few visions for a card.. didnt like any of them! SIGH! So I decided to try the Clear CS I bought last month ! and my new Fancy Flourish Stamps from this month!! and create a card..

Here is my blog hop share for this month!!

I used the Clear CS, Flourish and Mixed Messages Stamps, Lemon Tart Paper, Button, Ink, and Ribbon.. also edged in Spring Moss, Twine all from PTI
White Staz-On Ink, Pearls from Mikes, Colored with my Copics to match! Flower bought at Mikes I believe!

THANKS for HOPPING by!!!! If you just happen to stop by NOT from the PTI Forum you can click HERE and see everyone who is playing along!!!

Have a GREAT night.. and Happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Saturday and.....

EDITED to announce the winner! My DD Amanda picked visitor #9 AZKisses73 THANKS EVERYONE for stopping by and your sweet comments.. you made mine and my Amandas weekend!!! I still need to get to the blogs.. I plan to tomorrow..

HAPPY BLOG HOPPIN!!! Oh I adore blog hops!!

THANKS for stopping by... I am playing along with CARDS FOR HEROES Blog Hop today (this weekend!)!! If your just stopping in and want to begin at the 1st blog.. click the link!! there are over 100 blogs playing along!

My sweet Amanda (age 9 ) wanted to join in the FUN! so she also made a card! I am gonna share hers first... she used my NEW PTI stamps! and the sentiment is from Hero Arts

And Mine! Also my new PTI stamps and Hero Arts sentiment! Twine is from PTI, pearls from Micheals! Ink PTI, and CTMH , CS PTI, Bazzill and unknown!

I found out about Cards For HEROES from Jennifer McGuires blog! I am looking forward to supporting them... We have a cousin in the Army.. getting ready for another tour... We are so THANKFUL for all the servicemen and women do.. and PRAY for them and their familys.. I am happy to have found Cards For HEROES so we can send cards, and letters to let them know we are GRATEFUL for what they do!

NOW here is what you do next.. HOP on over to Lyneen's Blog peek at what she is sharing!!! I saw a RAK too!!

Oh did I say too!!! Guess what.. I have one too!! You see that FUN scallop edge on my card!! I have that punch up for grabs.. Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch!! Just leave some love here.. Amanda will pick a winner monday night!! :)
THANKS for stopping by... Happy HOPPING!! and Happy Memorial Day weekend!!

Lyneen's Blog

Friday, May 22, 2009

Blog hop TOMORROW!

3 Posts in TWO days.. are you tired of me yet! LOL!!!

Isnt that CUTE!! LOOKY do you see ME in the top row.. Bethie!! to FUN! this blog hop is tomorrow.. I am so EXCITED all the blog hoppers are listed in the sign!.. I am waiting on my new PTI order to arrive TODAY.. gonna use my stamps! Amanda and I are gonna each make a card for it! IT is this site Cards For Heroes.. what a GREAT cause... I am hoping to work on the 25+1 next week! :)

Ok gotta get busy lots to do yet today! and the kiddos are out at 1pm.... THANKS for stopping by and visiting.. lots to share the last couple days.. and I will have more to share tomorrow.. oh then monday is PTI's Blog Hop! FUN STUFF!
Have a GREAT day!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

2nd Post of the day!

Ok here is my second post for today! But the way your seeing it is first.. I cant get that right! LOL!! :) Below is my card for the new CPS sketch.. I have to link them alone.. so I just did its very own post!! and this one is gonna have a card and some ROCKET photos!! I know your EXCITED! ha ha!!! It is a BIG day for the 6th graders... Rockets... :) more on that in a moment!!

Here is a quick birthday card I made.. I saw THIS fun Youtube Video.. and wanted to try it (edited to add... it is 2 videos I only linked 1.I think you get the idea! LOL!).. I couldnt find my crimper for the cupcake wrapper so I just used my scor-pal (I LOVE mine!) to make my wrapper lines! :) Used my cricut again for the card.. some PTI ribbon, ink and stamps!

Now on to ROCKETS! Every year the 6th graders make rockets and light them off.. I have watched most years.. thinking how fun it would be when my kids were doing it.. YEAH came way FASTER then I thought!! Today was Justins day (and 89 other kids! LOL!).. and the weather was PERFECT.. SUNNY not to windy!! It was fun to watch the kids having such fun! I have a couple to share with you!!! :)

Well that is all I have for today!! 2 posts is probably enough chatter!! :) Steve worked from home.. wonder if I can talk him into Thai lunch!!
THANKS for stopping by.. THANKS if you made it through both posts this and below!
Have a GREAT day!!!!

CPS 116 card share!!

Happy Thursday!! I am gonna have TWO posts today!! The first is my take on CPS cards sketch 116.. I havent been able to play in a couple weeks and was happy to this week!! I put my own spin on it .. that is the FUN part of sketches.. a good starting point to where ever you want to let it go!! :)

Here is the sketch-

Here is my take on it! I used some of the Basicgrey Wisteria.. Oh I LOVE that line! The 3 PP were from teh 6 X 6 pads.. LOVE those!! Of course had to use my PTI! (stamps and ink!)

Ok I am off for my next post... another card.. and some rocket photos.. and I have realized this is probably actually the second post.. but I typed it first.. I know rambling arent I!! LOL!!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT day!!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Color Challenge Card Share! :)

Happy Tuesday!! :) I was FINALLY able to get one of Dawn McVeys color challenges done!! YEAH!! Now it is a bit different of a card for me! But I am happy with it! :) I stamped my own background been LOVING seeing the PTI DT do that this past couple weeks! So I decided to give it a go with this card... Ok enough chatter! Here are the colors-

Here is my card-

All colored CS, Ink, Ribbon and Stamps are from PTI for the pearls I got them at Micheals they were white.. I colored them with my copic R22 I thought it was a darn near perfect match! LOVE that! :) Added some crystal effects to the flower on the tag... and DONE! :)

Here is my backgroud paper after I stamped it.. when I got it all on the card I thought it needed something MORE (I always think this! LOL!) and so I added some flowers so the brown dot was a center.. then added aqua mist dots... called it good then! :)

I have a couple more to share.. but gotta wait for the stickles to dry! Probably tomorrow I will share.. think I am gonna go for a quick walk since the rain stopped! and tonite is stamp club! YEAH!!
Have a GREAT day.. thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cards Cards Cards! :)

Happy SUNNY Sunday.. it is BEAUTIFUL here today.. was yesterday too! So ready for SUMMER! (ok I am but my body isnt! LOL!!! must get in shorts....that is another post! :) )
I have 3 cards to share with you today! I used my cricut for them all! The first 2 are from my cartride Wild Card I LOVE that one it has fun cards, and matching envies.. the first is just a cute scallop card for Amandas thank yous! She colored Lily I added LOTS of stickle love!!! :) Ribbon to match the CS.. both Hibiscus Burst from PTI Inside we stamped the saying Thanks Fairy Much! (she wanted to make these for her thank yous from the moment I got the stamps.. A girl who knows what she wants! :)

Next card is for my brother his big day was yesterday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOBBY!! I had to add stickle love!! (even boys need some sparkle! LOL!) I didnt make the matching envies.. but all the cards have a fun matching envie!! Again used PTI for all the paper (except white words) LOVE their paper.. FABULOUS colors and the BEST thickest CS I have ever found!!!

Then for this card I made it using a couple different cartridges.. to get the circle card, and circle head!! (AGAIN PTI paper!) Lots of stickle love... fun eyes I got a couple years ago from the dollar store.. topped with a ribbon (PTI) She loved it! YEAH!! Her birthday was also yeseterday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAUREN!!

A BIG thanks to my sweet model! :)
I am on the 6 week mark for our 1/2 marathon.. I got a new pedometer.. my goal is to walk 8-10 miles every day.. not in one shot... but over the day.. I am gonna go for 7 mile straight this week... wish me luck... and if you see me eating CRAP.. knock it out of my hand! LOL! I want to be back in my shorts this summer... :)
That is all I got.. gonna print photos this week! So EXCITED.. I have lots to print since I havent been in 6 weeks.. before our vacation... I need to scrap.. and I still have card ideas in my brain.. and I HOPE my PTI order arrives this week..oh my fun stuff!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Tuesday..

Wow can we see a trend with the titles.. first monday, now tuesday.. can I go for 3 in a row tomorrow?!! LOL!!!

First off THANKS for your sweet comments on the below post, and the wrapping paper my dear family made for me for moms day.. That was so sweet of you all! AHHH I love love! LOL!! :)

So today I have some MORE stuff to share.. then I MUST finish up my project for Justins party... 2 hours of work left.. BUT after all the hours I have spent cutting and gluing.. that is nothing! All I have to say is GOD BLESS MY CRICUT!! I wouldnt have done this otherwise!! :) I will share when I can what I am making.. well I can tell you! I had to make 90 life preservers... for part of their decorations.. Justin wants to be surprised.. so I have to do it when he isnt here! BUT today is the final day of work! YEAH!! then I can PLAY and do other challenges!! :)

Ok lets see 1st off I saw this info on Jennifer McGuires Blog
Amanda and I will be playing along! and Probably Justin too... he LOVES anything Military... and it is for such a good cause!

Now on to some shares!! You all know I have a very VERY BAD ADDICTION to anything ANYTHING Papertrey Ink so last week on the boards there was a discussion about DMC floss.. yeah.. I had to get some! AND I LOVE to sew on my cards/layouts.. so I went out and got some thread.. and I found some FUN Shabby Chic fabric I had to get too.. and those Dies are from some card ideas Nicole shared! I am telling you at this rate I am gonna need a PTI room for just their stuff! HA HA!!
Here is a little photo of the goodness I got from Jo-Anns! :)

Now from the above photo I used some of the thread I got ~ it matches the Raspberry Fizz paper!! YUMMY!! This is our second challenge for our Blog Group! Michele was our hostess.. her challenge was to use a stamp set we havent used.. well the funny thing is I bought this anniversary set from MICHELE herself! hee hee! She had an extra and I didnt find PTI in time to earn it! I was so excited to get it.. then there it sat! Well with all those STARS shared yesterday.. I was seeing them... and couldnt wait for that set.. so I opened up and inked the star I do have! YEAH!
Here is my card.. done in Raspberry Fizz, and Hibiscus Burst!! and some white.. Michele do I get to count it as a monochromatic combo! :)

Ok I know I KNOW I am long winded! If you made it here~ THANKS for visiting!! I try not to TALK to much.. but it never fails.. it is a NOVEL of a post! :)
I am off to get my stuff done..
have a GREAT day! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Monday!!

Happy wet soggy monday! (if your me anyway! LOL!! Where is that sunshine!) I hope you all had a GREAT weekend, and wonderful Mothers Day!! I sure did!!!

I wanted to share something my SWEET family did for me.. I LOVED it more then the gift.. I wish I could frame it.. I think I will gently cut it apart and put it in my scrap book.. I want to save it FOREVER! :)

I have a few photos of it... Steve came up with the idea to make the wrapping paper using things about me.. it touched my heart.. looky all the fun things they know I LOVE!!
NOW first off just so you know that thing that looks sorta like a gun.. is my treadmill! :) hee hee!!!

NOW that PURPLE drawing.. it is a MICROPHONE people! LOL!! ... a Wii Microphone.. this is my rockstar drawings side! HA HA!!!

One more photo.. THANKS for making it this far if you did!! These are the cards the kiddos made me.. YES there are 4, and YES I do only have 2 kids.. Amanda made me 3! HA HA!! The one with us on the cover.. she made at school.. her teacher said write something specific you love about your mom.. not just that she is great.. Um Amanda wrote she loved I took her to the American Girl Doll Store and spent $200 on her.. Oh I about died laughing... so much for keeping that our secret.. I gotta train her better.... somethings you just dont let boys know! :) And that cute heart card.. the heart is 3D and pops right up on the front.. I am a PROUD mom! :)

Oh and before I forget... THIS is what I am gonna use my moms day gift cert on.. well part of it! I ADORE this stamp set.. so cant wait for the 15th!! (9pm our time on the 14th! WAHOOOO!)
Have a GREAT day! Thanks for stopping by.. must run my errands.. and come home to finish the 90 life savers/ preservers for Justins party next month!! wish me luck! LOL!!!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

A challenge and ANOTHER can! :)

Happy Tuesday!! Been busy BUSY here in my little area of the world.. good fun busy.. but still LOTS left to do! I THINK next week I slow down.. all but 2 days anyway! :)

So I really wanted to play along on our first blog group's challenge!! Our first challenge was from Diane she wanted us to paper piece with our stamps.. I choose to do a heart from the heart border set.. Super fast and easy.. and you know what I LIKE it.. Maybe there is something to be said for fast and easy! :) I stamped my heart in PTI Bitty Dot Paper then stamped the heart again on white.. cute out the red with my pinking sheers (YEAH had to have them 2 months ago.. just used them! LOL!) cut out the center of the white, and outer border.. then added it to my red heart! I so want to make more.. hmmm maybe I will get a head start on Valentines! :) Anyway!! Added the LOVE from the Heart Prints Set, hung the tag from a small Tim Holtz saftey pin! :) Oh and cant forget swiss dot embossed, and distressed and inked the edges! :)

THEN I thought.. AFTER my photo.. it needed Hugs and Kisses... so I gave it some! :)

THANKS for all your sweet comments on the cans, and the doors! They were well liked! I had to make up one more can.. used Raspberry Fizz for this one from PTI (of course!)

The sweet girls in the office thought it was clever! :) I am so pleased with them... and the BEST news EVER... hee hee! (Ok not really! ) I found THREE large PULL TAB CANS in our pantry! WAHOOOO pineapple salad this week for sure! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a GREAT day... I need to clean the kitchen before my hubby gets home!!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Before, During, After and the Doors! :)

Happy MONDAY!!! :) Why do weekends go TOOO FAST??!!!

I have some shares for ya!! 1st off lets do this one!! I get Splitcoast Stampers newsletters.. I LOVE them all GREAT ideas.. they also put in links for things you may have missed! Well I did MISS it! and so glad they sent THIS link! I had to make them... so off to the grocery store we go.. WELLLL now a days all the snack size pull top cans are PLASTIC.. they had the med.. and larger sizes.. dang I didnt want to buy them. well guess what they wouldnt leave my mind.. so back I go! :) and I am so glad we did! Made these cuties up for Staff Appreciation Week at the school! Amandas teacher couldnt figure out how the tab stayed in tact! hee hee! I told her! Wouldnt it be FUN to do a big ole can of pineapple as a gag gift.. not even decorate it.. just fill it, and wrap it!! :) ANYWAY! On with the show!



During (the filling!)

The Afters! :) I was so pleased with them! Must make 1 more!! :)

I am sure you will all be SHOCKED to hear (or rather see!).. 99% of supplies... PTI! I am ADDICTED to their stuff! and YEAH a box arrives TODAY! (at least I HOPE it does!)
Now the doors! This is Justins teachers door! It was a music theme! Steve had the ipod idea! and worked with me for TWO HOURS on it to get it done for yesterday! What a GUY! (I will be using his ideas more often! LOL!!) The papers around it are Thank You notes from the kiddos!

and I have to share Amandas door! (she would be sad! ) and my friend Angela did a FAB. job on it too! so bright and cheery!! Once these doors are done.. our duties of room parents are so easy! HA HA! they drive you CRAZY.. but once they are up it so FUN to see them... and the kids love to see them.. as I HOPE the teachers/staff do too!

That is all I have.. I am BUSY BUSY this week with stuff still to make! I PROMISE to be back to my regularly scheduled life HOPEFULLY next week.. I miss all my visits to the scrappy sites.. and so many challenges I want to PLAY but cant!!
I am off.. creating one more can.. and THANK YOUS... sigh.. behind as always!
THANKS for stopping by! Have a GREAT day!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Happy NSD and Another little share!

Happy NSD.. (I wish I was scrappen! Next year!)
Ok are you tired of all my posts this weekend! LOL!! I wanted to share a little something Amanda and I made for her friend, Amanda colored her, and I made the box!... you KNOW I LOVE Lauren's templates I use them ALL THE TIME!! :) We wanted to make Amandas friend a cute little box for her birthday.. and Amanda wanted to us Lily at the beach .. so we did just that! :) What do you think?? I think it turned out pretty cute.. and think I NEED to make one for my sweet girl... she never complains when we give the goodies away we make.. but I know she wants one too! :) So for a surprise I will make her one too! shhh dont tell!
Ok some photos.. then tell ya what I did! :)
Top View-

Side View- (you know I LOVE that apron lace border punch.. cant stop using it!!)

Now are you wondering what is in it?? :) A cutie pie Build A Bear bikini! :)

Supplies-CS, PP, Ink, Button and stamp all PTI and the CUTE stamp Lily is from Pink Cat Studios, punches Martha Stewart (tag) , and Fiskars (border)
and of course STICKLES all over, lily and the shell!! (I LOVE them too!) For the shell I used my OLD OLD print program and printed the shell.. then cut it out of Spring Rain CS.. creased it and stickled! :)
Speaking of Pink Cat Studio... LOOKY HERE!!! I was super excited Melissa put Amandas birthday card on her blog! THANKS MELISSA!!!

Now lets see... what else.. Oh you see that string on my button and tied in the tag.. helloooo white embroider floss.. I colored with my copics... to match! (thanks Lauren for the idea!) I knew about coloring the pearls and rhinestones, but NEVER thought to color my thread, ribbon or flowers (paint yes.. but color with copics or sharpies.. LOVE that idea!) Ok I found the blog link HERE it is!

Ok that is all I have for the moment! Amanda and I need to get the birthday card together and I need to get busy on my stuff for teacher appreciation week next week! THANKS for stopping by! Have a GREAT weekend!!!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Happy Friday, Shares, and Random Stuff!

Happy FRIDAY!! Oh my I am READY for the weekend.. been so busy here.. and still not done... :) I did get all my thank yous done! YEAH! NOW to fill them out.. I made them all different this year.. because I had so many things inspire me.. I sorta liked doing them that way... Hoping to have them out next week... gotta get Amandas done.. and mailing at the same time! Saving mother earth.. using only ONE envie!! :) That is my yeah I am late for mine.. but doesnt that sound so good about one envie.. so lets PRETEND that was my plan all along! :)

I have a couple shares for you! Gonna start with the sweet card Amanda made for our friend who is in the hospital :( ... I love it... she LOVES making cards.. that makes my heart happy!!! :)

Here are the final 2 thank yous of mine.... I am in LOVE with Kraft CS again!! Love the look of white on it!! Stamps, Ink, and the CS (except the kraft paper) are all from PTI I stamped my flower with lemon tart.. but wanted it to stand out a bit more so I used my yellow spica pen around the petals!

and finally one more share... I made this for myself earlier in the week! Used one of my flowers I shared last week.. I have wanted a cute paper holder, and fun stamped paper.. never sat down to do that just for myself.. well the other night I did! Probably shouldnt have done pink for the flower, BUT that is my favorite color, and the blues/green/yellow work well with the color in the kitchen.. so that is why it is a mixed color treat! LOL!! :) Again using one of Laurens templates LOVE them!!

So that is about it.. I have some randomness stuff! If you have time you MUST check out the PTI Senior Design Team Challenge that they did.. oh my!! Links HERE on Nicoles Blog I LOVED everything they shared.. I LOVE the idea of stamping on background paper that Michelle did! .. HELLLLOOO I have that paper and stampset.. so gonna give it a try!! I really LOVED everything the team did.. I wont link them all.. since I shared the main link above.. but if you want some BEAUTIFUL spring inspiration.. take a peek!!

I am off now.. I must get my walk in.. then home to get stuff done.. then get the kiddos (early out day today) Amanda has her build a bear event.. the brownie group is building a bear each for a child in the hospital... she is excited.. and I think buying a gift for her friends birthday tomorrow is almost as exciting! :)

have a GREAT day.. thanks for stopping by!!!!