Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tap, Tap, Tap....is this thing still on?


Hello?  Does anybody still check this blog?

I can't believe I haven't posted since July!  
Where has all the time gone?

A few exciting things have happened since I last posted...

*Summer is now over and my kiddo's are all back in school.
I've hit a new stage in life where ALL 5 of my darlings are in school all day.
I'll admit that I was a bit lost those first few days of school.
I've been a stay-at-home Mom for the last 15 years,
and not having any little ones at home to keep me company was weird.

*After thinking about it a LOT,
I decided to get a part-time job to bring in a little bit of extra money.
It's been a bit of an adjustment to make, 
but the kids think it's pretty cool (and weird) that Mommy's got a job.

*After 16 years of marriage, 
my husband and I are finally looking into buying our first home.
We've found one that we love, 
but are waiting for a few things to happen 
before we can start the process of buying it.
Can I say how super duper excited I am 
at the prospect of having a home of our very own?
I've been dreaming up projects for this house, 
and if it all works out, will definitely be sharing them!

*I haven't completely given up crafting.
In fact, I've been crafting a lot this summer!
I decided in January that I was going to make crochet hats 
for all of my family members for our Christmas party this year.
Wowza, has it been a lot of work, and I'm not even close to being done!!
But rest assured, I WILL share them all once the recipients have received their hats :)

I'm hoping that once I hit my new groove with this part-time job thing,
that I'll be able to actually start posting regularly again.
I've missed sharing my projects with you all!

Thanks for listening,
and since I don't have a crafty picture to share,
here's a picture of my kids and 2 of their cousins on the first day of school.


Have a splendid day :)




Monday, July 7, 2014

Regarding Dahlias - Mojo Monday 353


One of my favorite stamp sets from the 
2014-15 Stampin' Up! catalog is Regarding Dahlias.
I've drooled over cards that I've seen others make with this stamp set.
I even made a special board on Pinterest where I could pin them all.

I knew it was time for me to break my stamp set in.

Here's the sketch...



and here's my card...  




Have a great Monday!


Supplies Used (all are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Moonlight DSP Stack
Stamps: Regarding Dahlias
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Tools: Modern Label Punch


Monday, June 23, 2014

Card Case: Sassy Salutations


I've been on the fence about the 'Sassy Salutations' stamp set from Stampin' Up.
Then I saw THIS CARD, and my mind was made up :)
I just HAD to get that stamp set!

Here's my version...




Stay tuned for a fun project I made using this stamp set!


Supplies Used (all are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Yellow (non SU!), Orange (non SU!)
Ink: Basic Gray
Stamp: Sassy Salutations
Punches: 1/2" circle, 3/4" circle, 1" circle, 1-1/4" circle
Other: Basic Rhinestones



Thursday, June 5, 2014

2014 Father's Day Cards


It's hard to believe, but Father's Day is just around the corner.

I wanted to be ahead of the game this year and get my cards made early.
(I'm really good at waiting until the last minute to do things ;)

Luckily for me, Brian King shared an adorable card that was perfect for Father's Day.
(if you're not familiar with Brian, you really must check out his blog.  You will be inspired, I PROMISE!).

Here's what I came up with...




 All 3 together...

The cards were the easy part.

Now I've got to decide on gifts to go with the cards.

Yep.

I'm sure I'll wait until the last minute to get those ;)




Supplies used (all are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Fresh Prints DSP
Stamps: None (sentiment was made on my computer)
Tools: Project Life Corner Punch, Mustache Punch (non SU!), Ovals Framelits


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #138



I love to look at all the card sketch blogs out there.  
Usually, that's as far as I get...just looking at them.

But this week, I was so inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches,
that I actually sat down and made a card!


Here's the sketch....



And here's my card...




Such a fun sketch to work with!

Have a great Thursday!



Supply List (all are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Basic Gray CS, Whisper White CS, Rich Razzleberry CS, Birthday Basics DSP
Stamps: Endless BirthdayWishes Photopolymer
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Tools: 1.5" circle punch (non SU!), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch
Other: button, yarn



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