Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More October Afternoon

Are you tired of seeing October Afternoon papers yet? They are so yummy - I just can't stop using them! And, best of all, they have their papers in 8 x 8 stacks. That means that they size down the patterns - which is perfect for cardmaking!
I also used my oval Nestabilities to cut a spot for my sentiment. Simple and clean -

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Birthday Greeting with a Fluttering-By Butterfly

You might be asking, "What is with all the birthday cards?" Well, lately I've had some extra time to create and there is always someone who is having a birthday.
For this card, I used some Girls' Paperie paper and I stamped the butterfly in black Staz-On. The stamp is from one of Nikki Sivils clear stamp collections. I made the middle of the butterfly by rolling up one of the Studio Calico FabRips. I also added an antique button that I purchased at the local flea market a few months back.

It's a beautiful day here today - a forecasted high of about 72 and sunny. I took Cricket and Roscoe for a walk last night and came across the back patio to find ANOTHER baby bird had been pushed from the nest. This is the second round of babies that have been in that nest this summer. I couldn't resist - I put him back up in the secondary nest. Hopefully, he'll make it.
Enjoy your Tuesday! Have any fun plans?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy 62, Dad!

Today is my dad's 62nd birthday! We had a low-key celebration last night. My mom and dad are in the middle of a move. The last time they moved was almost 30 years ago! Their closing is on July 9th. So, because basically EVERYTHING is packed, we took some brats over and grilled out.
Here is the card I made for my dad. I used some Studio Calico paper and also cut out the "6" and "2" from a SC graphic sheet. I also used papers from Graphic45 and GCD Studios. And, what masculine card would be complete without a little Tim Holtz black soot ink?

Happy Monday!
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Yellow Damask Celebrate Birthday Card

Birthday cards have been all that I have been creating lately. Here's one with October Afternoon papers and ovals cut using my Nestabilities. The "Celebrate" sentiment is a stamp from PaperTrey Ink.

The concert last night was great. Lady Antebellum is very good in live concert.
Happy Sunday!

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Flag Banner Birthday Card

Banners and flags are such a trend right now. I used some of the Girls' Paperie new paper line to make this birthday greeting. The colors remind me of this time of year; Red, White and Blue - just in time for the 4th of July.
Other products used included Tim Holtz distress ink in Barn Door, 7 Gypsies polkadot adhesive tape, and brads by Pink Paislee.

The weather is wonderful here today. A little on the warm and humid side though. We have plans to go see Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum tonight. Have a great Saturday!
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Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Masculine Card

Just a quick card today. Hope you like it! I used October Afternoon papers and the graphic of the scooter is one of the new journaling blocks from Studio Calico.

Happy Friday!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Posting: It's Either Feast or Famine

I have been having a hard time posting on a regular basis...either it's like today where I had a couple of hours to craft and I have lots to post, or I am running around at work like a crazy person and I don't have time to post or personal crafting!
After The 4th, I should be able to get back to my regular posting. It's just been hit or miss lately.
Anyway, here's what I did in the short time I was able to create:
Happy Father's Day to both my dad and my F-I-L. The first one was for my dad and he was trying to read the printing on the arrow. The paper line is one of the newest from Studio Calico mixed in with some older Studio Calico, October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket. Love those Studio Calico FabRips!

The FabRips are what the safety pins are pushed through -
Here is the one for my F-I-L. More Studio Calico with some Nestabilities Cuts and PaperTrey Ink Stamps:

More Studio Calico in this thank you card (are you seeing a theme yet? L-O-V-E them!) The rub-on is theirs - so easy to apply. And more FabRips. It's like fabric that has an adhesive backing that can be torn. So many uses!

And lastly, a simple birthday card:

Enjoy your Sunday! Thanks for reading! Hard to believe Summer CHA is just around the corner! Be back soon!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I have been missing in action. Work has been taking over my life lately, but hopefully by 4th of July, I will be done! And then I can resume my normally scheduled programming (I mean, blogging!)
While I have been away, Carol over at The Answer Is Chocolate gave me a Trendy Blogger award. You can see her post here and all the other great bloggers she highlighted. I am so honored, but I am fairly new to the technical part of blogging. I know I am probably supposed to post the graphic, so I hope this works:

In my next post, I will highlight my Trendy blog picks so that I am playing by the rules of "paying it forward."
Have a great Tuesday evening!

Friday, June 4, 2010


Today was a big day. But, after 10 hours, we were done!
I took these pictures the other day in front of our house. This bush was chirping.
Upon closer inspection, this is what I found:

A sparrow had made a nest right in the middle of the plant!
Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Girls' Paperie Project

I did a quick banner this weekend using some the The Girls' Paperie paper line and my scalloped circle nestabilities.
Lots of fun!
I love The Girls' Paperie paper - so trendy!

I have some exciting stuff going on - so I might be M.I.A. for a little while. Just very busy with crafting - but I'll share the news as soon as I get the okay.
Have a great Friday!

Swapping Ideas With Heidi

Can you believe it? I am FINALLY getting around to scrapping CHA Winter Show. I met so many great people and craft celebrities who I admire so much. One of the coolest things was when Miranda and I caught Heidi Swapp at the Tattered Angels booth. She talked to us for quite a long time. It was very inspirational and she was so down-to-earth.
Thanks Heidi for taking your time out of your busy day to chat!
The paper is from Lily Bee Design. So cute. I cute the "swapping" and "Heidi" out of a cereal box to make my own chipboard words - I love dimensional stuff.
I called it "Swapping Ideas with Heidi" - but really, who am I kidding? We were just trying to absorb as much as we could!

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