Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Penguin birthday card

Hello my scrappy friends!  Snowing here today in NJ, at least its a wet snow so far so not much accumulation.  Praying it doesn't get too cold to turn to icy roads!

Quick card post this afternoon.  My niece's 5th birthday is next Tuesday and I actually mailed the card out this morning!  I'll have to make another card for her party later in the month so she can open it along with her gifts.

I used my Cricut cartridge Create A Critter for the penguin and igloo...how cute!  The background stamp is called Marbled from Stampin' Up! as is the little For You stamp, also using SU! round array 7/8" punch.  Not sure if the little stamp and punch are still available.

This card will be entered into the Stick it Down  Stick It Down January Card Sketch.

Thanks for taking a look and enter your card into this challenge....it ends tomorrow, 1/31/18!

Saturday, January 20, 2018


Hello my scrappy friends!  My grandma died almost two weeks ago, funeral services were last week.  A co-worker sent me a beautiful basket of flowers and sent sent me texts and emails....checking on me and some making me laugh.  So, I had to make a thank you card.  

Being inspired by a sketch challenge post by Try Stampin' -or not- On Tuesday, I created this card.  I used SU! ink colors, lemon lime twist, fresh fig, sweet sugar plum, blushing bride, and basic gray.  The stamps are SU! as well, delicate details and beautiful bouquet.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Stamping birthday card

Hello my scrappy friends and Happy New Year!  We went back to school for two days then a snow storm hit and we're home for two more days.  I'm thrilled with it but not my daughter...she hates that two days will be taken away from spring break!  Too funny since we don't do anything that week..I guess she just wants to be able to sleep or stay in bed till noon.  Teen-agers, still love them!

I made this card for my mom's 69th birthday next week.  I used a circle die and stamps from Stampin Up! (retired Flower Patch) and STAMPlorations (Power of Words(inside sentiment, no photo, sorry); Party Time; Frames & Flowers).

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please take a look at the following challenges where my card is being entered.  Take some time to enter one of your cards too!

- {Cut}plorations - I used several STAMPlorations stamps on my card.

TIME OUT ChallengesChallenge #100 - What are you THANKFUL for?  My card is for my mom who I am so very thankful for!

Scrapping4fun - Challenge #106, Anything Goes

Have a fantastic day and a better 2018!!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Happy November!

Hello my scrappy friends!  What a month this has been for us, just so busy, who's sick, visiting family, Halloween....just so much!  Doesn't look like November will be much different but our Disney vacation begins on Friday....16 hours of driving during two days!  Our kids said NO! to flying since "we talk and laugh so much when we drive down to Disney."  Well, we do, but i was hoping to fly!  They'd really better make me laugh while I'm driving!

On to a card I just made for a co-worker's 40th birthday tomorrow.  She's been going through a rough patch with working 2 jobs, her kids, ex-husband, boyfriend, his kids...it's a plate full for her, so I decided to just be nice.  No jokes, I don't think she's in the mood for it.

I used The Crafter's Workshop stencil, mini organic matter mask (love this one!); My Sentiments Exactly, birthdays innies and outies, Cricut; Art Philosophy for the butterfly; SU! ribbon and gems from my stash.  I'll be entering my card into these following challenges.....Be sure to check them out!

The Paper PlayersThe Paper Players - Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge - I used the center column: birthday-die cut/punch-butterfly.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #236 

Mix It Up Challenge BlogMix It Up Challenge #7 - Anything Goes + Stenciling

That's all for today!  Happy November, enjoy your extra hour of sleep this coming weekend for daylight savings!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Shoe birthday card

Hello my scrappy friends!  Just a quick post today.  Using my STAMPlorations shoe stamps, sentiment was printed from the internet, I made a card for my sister's birthday.  She is a shoe fanatic!  So many shoes, it's crazy!  Well, maybe it's really not crazy, perhaps its just that I don't have many shoes.  No, I think she has too many and I don't have many at all.  I'm just not a shoe person, never have been, and she has always been.  I think her trait somehow transferred to my daughter...she's 13 and I think has more shoes then I do!  Crazy I say!

So....since my sister loves and has so many shoes, I made her a shoe birthday card!  She LOVED it!  Her husband apparently "died" laughing when she opened it!  He feels and same way I do with shoes!

I used a STAMPlorations stencil, Crisscrossed, and stamp set, Groovy Shoes.  White and green paper from my stash, colored in the shoes with my colored pencils, and Zig marker for the dashed lines on the sides of the card.

I'll be entering my card into the following challenge:

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge BlogShopping Our Stash #324 - If the Shoe Fits  

STAMPlorations - Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge

 Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 29, 2017

K for kindergarten

Hello once again my scrappy friends!  A layout of my son's first start of kindergarten.  He started very early, he was the youngest in his class.  We knew we would be moving so we took him out and started in our new town, where he just started high school, the following year.  A great decision!

What a cutie pie!!  This layout will be entered into these challenges:

Scrap Our Stash Challenge
Scrap Our Stash - Tic Tac Toe challenge  I used the bottom row arrow-wood grain-circle.

The Memory NestMemory Nest - Make it Monday No.95

Thanks for stopping by!


Another LO completed last weekend!  Really wish I had the time to get these layouts posted before today!  The photo of this LO is blurry, so sorry, but here it is nonetheless!   My daughter playing a little mini golf at one of our school's health fair...she got a hole in one!

Entering my layout into the following challenges, LOVED these challenges!!!!:

Rochelle SpearsRochelle Spears: September Scrappy Friends - Back to School challenge using 3+ school supplies.  I used a paper clips, lined yellow papers, tape (washi), arrow stickers.

GrandDiva's Creative CornerGrandDiva's Creative Corner - "Rewind" Sketch, Page Maps

Thanks for stopping by!