Tuesday, May 25, 2010


YIPPEEE it is that time of month.. PTIs Blog Hop!! Our challenge was felt ... do you EVER have a project that you VISION that is wonderful.. and um comes out not so WONDERFUL! Well that was ME this month! SIGH! But I like it.. and wanted to HOP so here it is... I need to get some stitching on it.. then I think I will be fine..

What you cant see is I used the embossing plate.. it didnt work so well .. BUT on the lower half you can see some circles.. I will try to photograph it better!

Here is my mini creative idea book BEFORE...

and AFTER-
THANKS for stopping by.. cant WAIT to see what you all CREATED!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Friday Favs.. On a MONDAY!

Well I HAD the best of intentions of sharing friday favs.. on friday but as you can see that didnt turn out so well!! :) So here they are on a monday!! :) So lets call them Monday Favs!

#1 - LOVE when we can sit out on our deck!! Of course these are my favorite people to sit out with!! (see those lilacs.. they are the first ones cut from my tree Steve and the kiddos gave me last summer!!)
#2- Farmers Market Flowers... Oh my! Need I say more!!! $17 total for these BEAUTIES!! I cant wait for the BIG market to open near me.. 2 weeks.. not long!

#3- Homemade Blackberry Jam.. in my CUTE new Weck Jars... This is our first jam of the year.. Trader Joes had fresh blackberries last week.. YUM!!

#4- FUN Summer Ideas.. are these not the CUTEST!! I am sooo gonna do those strawberries up for my Aunties 4th of July BBQ!!! WHY did I never think of this FUN idea!!! :)

#5- YOU My Dear Blog FRIENDS... round out my FAVORITES this week! I am so THANKFUL for you stopping by.. visiting me in my little corner of the WWW!!! I got this idea from Lori (Thanks Lori!)

I hope you all have a GREAT day.. Tomorrow night is the PTI blog hop! I NEED to get busy with my goodie.. NO clue what I am making... BUT I am playing along! TODAY.. I get my PTI order.. I cant wait.... I hope UPS is ready for some crazy mom to come flying out the door when she sees the truck drive up! HA HA!
Thanks for stopping by!!!


Happy Monday!! :) I am a day late in posting my PIO challenge today! SORRY! The weekend got away from me!! (I also have a 2nd post coming in just a bit... gotta fit ALOT in this week! HA!)

So this week at PIO we had a FUN sponser - Some Odd Girl.. such CUTE digi stamps! and they are offering up a SALE just for PIO.. come HERE to see!! :)

Our challenge was Out of the Box! I decided to use the CUTE sunflower images.. and make the card into a fun little goodie too.. I added some seeds to the inside... I think it will be a FUN surprise!

I got 5 challenges in for this one this week!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a GREAT day!!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Lunch Box Note and The B-Day Card!

Happy Monday!!! :) Hope you all had a FABULOUS weekend! We did! I finally got some photos printed from our trip.. I PLAN to scrap some today! :)

Had a couple things to share!! This is a lunch box note I made up for Amanda last week.. I am just LOVING stamping my own PP... I shouldnt I have so much other that needs to be used.. but it is just FUN to make your own using fun color combos!!!
Used almost ALL PTI ... been loving the look of the scallop circle BEHIND the strip of paper, so I did that here, and I cheated and used a cute cupcake sticker I got at Jo-Anns..(My girl LOVES cupcakes!) Colored my pearls with my copics to match!!

Next I made up this card for my BABY Brothers Birthday (which was yesterday.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOBBY!) Oh did I say BABY.. I meant my OLDER brother! ;) hee hee!!
Guy cards are hard for me.. they always seem to have stars.. and I know they probably dont want bling.. BUT my red stars needed SOMETHING.. so they got colored with copics to match my Hawaiian Shores Blue on this card!! Again stamped up my PP, and used my cricut to cut out the center!
My NEW PTI goodies should arrive on friday!! YIPPPEEE!!! So cant wait.. until then I guess I will just have to use what I have! I mean CLEAN.. that is what I meant to say HONEST! (that was just in case my hubby was reading this! ;)
Have a GREAT day.. THANKS for stopping by...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pink Heart Pocket Card!

I just HAD to play along with the JUGS girls this week! I had a vision for a heart pocket card as soon as I saw the challenge.. PHEW I was able to get it done today! I also joined City Crafter Challenge too- Pink!! (My FAVORITE color too!)

Here is my take on the challenges-

I am off to get my girl.. then on to the Farmers Market for the first time this year!! :)
Have a GREAT day.. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

JUGS DT Entry!

I just LOVE to see what the JUGS girls challenge us each week... It is ALWAYS inspiring!! Well they are having a DT call... so I thought what the heck! :)

I created a sunflower box using the captured card case from PTI (this is still one of my most favorite templates.. such a GREAT size!!!) and we had to use a sketch for a LO or card.. I made a matching gift card.. NOW I took that sketch and made it mine.. I do hope that is ok.. you can still see the sketch in it right?!!!! :)

Here is the set together-
Box Top-
Box Side-
Supplies- CS, Ribbon, Ink, Stamps from PTI, Pearls from Michaels, Punch- Fiskars and Marvy, Glimmer Mist and Nestsabilities label die #1

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

PIO Challenge #18- Cute and Cuddly!

Happy Monday... I hope you all had a FABULOUS weekend.. and GREAT Moms Day! I did.. I think we should have Moms Day.. once a month! :) I dont need the gift (I LOVED what I got.. PTI gift certs.. WAHOOO!).. just the no kid fighting, family takes you to breakfast, asks WHAT you want to do... you get a nap.. Hubby cleans kitchen, makes dinner, fills your wine glass.. AND lets him call you the POOL BOY! :) Oh and if once a month the family WANTS to give me a gift.. I am all down with that! LOL!!

HA HA!!! GREAT day.. LOTS of photos.. cant wait to scrap!

NOW on with the show.... For our DT challenge at Pile It On this week.. it was cute and cuddly.. MelJen Designs was our sponsor such CUTE digi images!!
Here is my card for the week.. and the other challenges I am joining.. they are all linked below the card!!

Challenges for this week-
I hope you will stop by and JOIN us at Pile It On this week!!!
Have a GREAT day... Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!!

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!! Hope you all have a WONDERFUL day...
Not sure of our plans 100% but I do know we leave for brunch in an hour.. then I HOPE we can do something outside it is BEAUTIFUL today.. and later a BBQ..sit on the deck.ahhhh a perfect day to me!!! :)

Wanted to share my moms day cards with you...

For My Mom-

For My Auntie-

For My Grandma-

I hope you have a FABULOUS Day!!! Thank You for stopping by!!!!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Week Gifts!

Happy Thursday!! YEAH almost the weekend!! :) Hope your all having a GREAT week!!

This week at school it is Teacher Appreciation Week!! So I thought I would share the things we did!!

This years theme was casino???????? I dont silly theme to me for grade school kids.. ANYWAY.. each year we decorate the teachers door.. here is ours this year... (a card table!) the kids each wrote notes to them.. that was part of their HAND of cards! :)

Sorry with the lighting at school it is hard to get a GREAT photo.. but you get the idea! :) Amandas class has 2 teachers.. they job share!

Up close peek at Amandas notes-

Flowers we sent in-
Cards Amanda made-
Got the idea to make up a pack of Thank You cards from THIS post at Jennifer McGuires Blog-
I used 8 different embossing folders.. punched 8 flowers.. 2 of a different color, inked my edges.. added a computer generated sentiment put them in a CUTE clear box from PTI.. added the bow and tag and I was good to go! :)

and last but not least.. Remember THIS purse I made for the blog hop! Well Amanda really liked it and wanted it to be her gift box shape for her teachers goodies.. so she picked the colors and I got them put together.. added some candy a gift card.. and off they went! (Ok one goes tomorrow!LOL!)
That is all of them! A big THANKS to all the AMAZING teachers out there!!!
THANKS for stopping by.. and if you made it this far.. THANKS for reading my long post!!
Have a GREAT day!!!!

Monday, May 03, 2010

PIO Challenge #17- Boy Colors!

Happy RAINY RAINY monday! (if your me that is!)

It is time for my PIO share!! This week we have a GREAT sponser... InStyle Stamps.. such cute images!!! I choose to use this cute little guy playing baseball!! For PIO our challenge was to use boy colors!! So here is what I came up with!!!

Challenges I used!
Hope you will come JOIN us at PIO .....

Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a GREAT day!!!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Go-To Sketch Challenge!

Happy Saturday! :) Hope your weekend is GREAT! I was so EXCITED to get this card done..

Betsy challenged us to use this FUN sketch

Here is my take on it!!! Now that ribbon photographed FUNNY.. or maybe it was the paper! LOL! they really do match a bit better IRL!!!
Supplies- PP by BG, Roses- Prima, Ribbon, Button, and Stamps-PTI

I am off to get my PIO DT card done for tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!!