Monday, April 30, 2012

Blog Hop with Scrapbook Adhesives & Webster's Pages!


Today is my day over at the Crafty Power Blog... and it's the first day of a week long blog hop with Webster's Pages!

Be sure to hop on over and leave comments ALL WEEK to win prize packs from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Webster's Pages! (Comments need to be left on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog to WIN!)

...and be sure to check out my layout today on the blog!

Thanks for stopping by!  


Friday, April 27, 2012

Coffee Cup Birthday Tags

I knew when I saw this coffee cup stamp, it was going to come home to live with me!  My hubby and I drink coffee... A LOT of coffee... even right before we go to bed.

This is the first time I have had a chance to really break it out and have fun with it... I paired it up with a sentiment from Trendy Tree Tops (PTI).


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dot Spot Thank You Cards

I am on a HUGE Green & Blue kick lately... I am just loving these two colors together :-)  Just for fun, I shook things up by including some pink as well.  Colors are Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores and Berry Sorbet (PTI)


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tea Cup Gift Tags

So I finally had a few days off from work, and I took advantage of the time to get crackin' on some crafty projects :-)

I broke out my Tea Cup stamps and my new inks that came this week - and got to stamping!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Masculine Gift Tags

I'm not sure why I am on a Father's Day kick lately... Mother's Day isn't even here yet!! I think it's because my dad has been over at my house a lot in the last few days - doing odd jobs and supervising several improvement projects :-)   Anyhow - here is a little set of tags I made for the "men" in your life :-)

I used the Tie die from PTI and the paper is scraps from My Mind's Eye. I stamped the frame in Kraft ink from PTI ( I LOVE that color!)


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Photo corners - not just for photos :-)

Today is my turn at the Crafty Power Blog :-)

For my project, I show you how easy it is to make your own flower using photo corners!  Hop on over :-)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cards from Leftovers, part 2

Ok, ok, I know I am a bit early with this one - but the masculine colors and my intense desire to try out my new stamp set led me to this card -

This time, I used the patterned paper in a horizontal orientation, and capped it off with a stamped die cut from Happy Day (oh how I am loving this set already!)

I'm just hoping I remember where I put this card come June... LOL!


Monday, April 16, 2012

Cards from Leftovers, part 1


If you are like me, you just HATE throwing away scraps of paper - especially if its a pattern or color scheme that you particularly love.

That is what happened here.  I had some leftover paper from My Mind's Eye - and I loved the color combo so much, I knew I had to use it all up!

I used a few of the scraps plus some glitter ribbon to create a vertical strip.  I broke that up with a die cut from Happy Day (PTI), a scalloped circle and a stamped tag from 2012 Birthday Tags (PTI).

Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow I'll show you another card I made using the rest of the leftovers :-)


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all of you that celebrate it :-)

I spent today with my cousins - participating in an Egg Hunt - needless to say, I found my egg last!

For my little cousins, I whipped up these quick treat bags.  I filled the bags with Bunny Bait - Popcorn, pretzels, pastel marshmallows, and M&Ms. YUM!

Hope you had a great weekend!


Friday, April 6, 2012

Small Success!

Ok, this will be a non-craft related post - but somethnig I am excited about none-the-less :-)

This is Maddux:

She is Labradoodle.  She was my wedding present 4 years ago :-)  She was named for Greg Maddux (ex-Cubs Pitcher)and she is fluffy like a stuffed animal...a 65 pound stuffed animal...

She is lovable and SMART - fault of her own, her owners..cough cough (me) have been neglecting her training to make her a good canine citizen. YIKES!  Luckily a good friend of mine is a dog trainer, and has been graciously helping us via telephone (all the way from Arizona!).

We have been working on basics the past 3 weeks, and this week was our chance to get out and practice walking on a a GOOD dog, NOT a wild dog!  I have been apprehensive about this, as I know how excited she gets when we are outside- and there is so much to see... well my friend told me to gather up the confidence and DO IT!

Well I am happy to say that we just got back from her first "REAL" walk - and we walked a mile!  She did awesome!!  I am so happy! We didn't run across any other people or dogs as distractions - so the true test will be as we go along - but we did have plenty of NATURAL distractions... creeks, lakes, bridges, birds...PINECONES! :-)

Hopefully this is one of many successes to come!

Have a great weekend and a blessed Easter :-)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fuzzy Dodz!

What? I know...sounds funny, right? I have a post up at the Crafty Power Blog today - and I explain it all :-)

Here is the card I made for that post:

See those fuzzy centers? I made them using fun flock and a new product (well, new to the US - our European friends have been enjoying these for awhile now!) called Dodz.  The ones I used for the centers were the 3D version.

Thanks for stopping by!

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