Wednesday, August 31, 2011

you're super fun{tache}tic

Hello and welcome to day 2 of The Craft's Meow September Previews!

Did you see the sneaky peek?!!!
I'm absolutely diggin' this new set!

I went to town with it:


Now how FAB is that sentiment?!!!!

I was inspired by the Moxie Fab World's



All the patterned paper is ala Jenni Bowlin...I love how this card turned out...so fun!

Make sure you pop over to The Craft's Meow's blog to see all the previews by the design team!  What would new release festivities be without a chance to win prizes? We'll draw one of you to win Fun{tache}tic from comments left on the Fun{tache}tic post on The Craft's Meow blog. You'll have until 10:00 pm Pacific tonight to make the rounds and leave comments. The  winner will be announced in tomorrow's post on The Craft's Meow blog.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

caffeine...

This is post 2 of 2 for me today...please check out my The Craft's Meow September Preview post!

Welcome to the Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge!

This is the final sketch challenge from our August Guest Sketch Artist:


Isn't it another fun one?!!!


I did a fun and colorful take on the sketch:


You all know how much I adore the Skipping Stones Design set:


Yup, it has to be my all-time favorite Skipping Stones Design set.  A great way to end my term with a fabulous company.  Yes, it is a bittersweet post....I have sooo enjoyed being a part of the Skipping Stones Design Team.  Whatta great group of gals!!!!  Thanks sooooo much to everyone...especially Heather....what a wonderful artist!  It has been such a FAB year for me!


You won't wanna miss the fabbie goodness from the other gals on the Skipping Stones Design Team:


Make sure you check out our August Guest Designers:


happy h'owl'oween!

This is post 1 of 2 for me today...please make sure you see my caffeine  post:)

Hello and Welcome to The Craft's Meow September New Release Preview:  Day 1

Check out today's peek...


This cute set has been designed by our own Jenny Suchin!  This is when I insert the fact that I love that she loves owlies:)

Here's my card using the new September release:


Gotta love that fun owlie ghost!

I'm a fan of non-traditional colors and this set of Echo Park papers rocks because they use purple and green:)

I was inspired by the Moxie Fab World's: 



Make sure you pop over to The Craft's Meow's blog to see all the previews by the design team!  What would new release festivities be without a chance to win prizes? We'll draw one of you to win Happy H'owl'oween from comments left on the Happy H'owl'oween post on The Craft's Meow blog. You'll have until 10:00 pm Pacific tonight to make the rounds and leave comments. The  winner will be announced in tomorrow's post on The Craft's Meow blog.

Monday, August 29, 2011

you hold the key to my heart...

Welcome to the EAD Designs Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Liz's blog:


If not, you'll want to start at the EAD Designs blog so that you won't miss out on any of the fun!

This little card is chock full of EAD Goodness:


I managed to use:




Isabell's Umbrella/EAD Designs Co-branding:



Paper Smooches/EAD Designs Co-branding:



Doesn't it make for a sweet anniversary card?  Giving it to my honey:)

Remember...


Leave a comment on the EAD Designs blog and follow along with the blog hop...You might be this week's winner of some EAD goodies!!!

Before you hop over to Amy C's blog:


A big bloggie shout out to the very lovely Lauren!  It's her birthday today!!!  Make sure you wish her a happy birthday!!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

thanks...

Lucky...lucky to be part of such a wonderful community....more on that in a smidge.

I had a bunch of goodies waiting for me to get back from vaca...some new MME {paper} and Webster's Pages {bloom}:


{picture not so good..I'm an impatient grasshopper and want to get this uploaded and it isn't quite light enough outside}

I was inspired by the latest Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger...



Girly & Gutsy is right...the colors are so bold and unexpected.  I was having a hard time thinking of what to do so I just did something:)

I was inspired by the colors and the patterned rug.

I was also able to use the 



Ellen's Warehouse Crop with Paper Smooches!

Okay, so I gotta tell you...I was SUPER organized for the crop.  I managed to pack one tote with supplies to mass produce 25 thank you cards.  I cut paper panels, packed embellies & sentiments...stamps...addresses...I was going to make and complete my birthday thank you's..get them ready to just pop in the mail....{{patting myself on the back}}...more on that in a bit.

This is me and my friend Laurel...she's the gal that got married earlier this month.  These are the bridal shower invites I made for her.  We've known each other since 2006, we use to work at the same company and we have each moved on to different employers.  I'm so very glad that we still keep in touch, as she is a fabbie gal.  I might be the person that enables alot of her crafty purchases {that's the kind of gal that I am..} but I also am the one that gives her all my scraps {yes, it is true...I don't keep a majority my scraps}.  She loves them, and I'm all for giving them to someone that appreciates them.  This was Laurel's first crop and function with paper crafters/bloggers.


I left early from the crop since I was going to a dinner party...Laurel stayed til the end and called to tell me how much fun she had and how fabulous all the gals are.  I told her that was how all paper crafters are....such a wonderful community of people.  It is nothing like anything I've experienced before...instant connection...people helping people...lotsa laughing and smiling...

Ellen...everybody LOVES Ellen...she is such a warm and special gal.  I've been to her warehouse several times and finally got a pic with her!!!  She is a true Super Star!


Kim Hughes...are you kidding me...oy vey, where to start?  I was so very inspired when I chatted with her...she is down to earth nice....


Me and my sista Sparkle...okay, she is the sweetest gal ever.  


Whipper snappers:

right:  Becky Olsen


Okay, first up...Jeni...good lord, we've been bloggie friends for awhile now...we live in the same state for pete sakes and we FINALLY met each other...she is beyond FUN!!!!

Becky Olsen...you forget how famous these gals are because they are just soooo incredibly 'normal'...talk about talented...this gal is totally chock full of talent...it was cute because she was surprised that I wanted a picture with her...

I had SUCH a good time yesterday...really.  Remember how good I was about packing my projects...I didn't touch them...at all.  I was there for 3.5 hours and socialized the entire time...life.is.good.

Some things that I went away with...

1.  bought more paper smooches and other various goodies...woo hooo.

2.  There are sooooo many crafty gals that are living their dream....doing what they love....doing what they were meant to do.....now how inspiring is that?  Really?!


3.  A ginormous shout out to all the ladies that made Laurel feel so welcomed and part of the paper crafting community...I thank you for that:) 

As I wrap this post up...I'm exhausted:)  Why is it that the blog post writing/editing takes soooo much longer than the actually creating of the project?  I have 20 minutes before waking up the kids...today is dedicated to school clothes/supplies shopping...dinner at my momma's but I still have multiple DT projects to get done...TODAY.  oy vey...I gotta get crackin' here...

Thank you for stoppin' by...thanks for poppin' in when I was on bloggie vaca...you gals are thee best...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

2 weeks...

2 weeks....that's how long it has been since I've crafted....until this morning:)

Between work and vacationing, I was without my crafting therapy for much too long.  I was hoping to join a group of fabbie crafty women at Impress last night, but I was just too beat'ola.  So, this morning I woke up at 5 am and started to get crafty:)


Cosmo Cricket...a slam dunk for me...my first true love...LOL...seriously, there is something about Cosmo Cricket that just keeps me going back for more.  I was going to dive into my all time favorite, Early Bird...but decided to go ultra girlie with Upcycle.  All the paper is from that collection {except the base is PTI kraft}....the pearls are Queen & Co and the alpha is Lily Bee.  I did a bunch of stitching {but of course I did...} with some vintage thread...That ultra chic girl has been fussy cut and mounted on another sheet of Upcycle {and she's on glue dots..} so that she wouldn't fade into the pink...

I was totally inspired by Cosmo Cricket sketch:

 I chuckled at Julie's post about being arrested at a strip club..and thought I'd play along too:

You're at a store crop with your best friends:

Runs with scissors:  Emily Nelson
Spikes the punch:  Savitri Wilder
The "Nazi" Instructor:  Anne Cox
Laughs so hard she snorts:  Michelle Bertuzzi
Glues something to her behind:  Sherry Eckblad
Shares too much personal information:  Ivy Wong
Gets thrown out of the store:  Michele Gross
Kisses scrapper next to her:  Lisa Arana
Slaps the scrapper who kissed her:  Alice Wertz
Wins the prize:  Allison Fillo

LOL...that was fun!!  
{I used just crafty peeps so then had to go under my 'friends' tab to pick for the last 2}

Today is going to be chock full of fun for me...I'm heading out to the Warehouse Crop with Paper Smooches!!!!  I'll take tons 'o pictures and share them with you all...I have a feeling I won't get any projects done...haha...but I need to start cracking on my birthday thank you's....

Ahhhhh....it feels good to be back...I've missed you all tons:)

Friday, August 26, 2011

happy friday!!!

wooooo hoooooo for Friday:)

I'm back with another vaca picture....


Do you see that boat?  It's a fishing boat so you can imagine how big that glacier is...we were suppose to go to Tracy Arm Fjord but detoured to another place...ugh, gotta ask Darin.  So yes, we were in Alaska...we cruised up there from Seattle...7 day cruise...7 days of relaxing, eating and napping...Life was Good:)

I should be on a regular blogging schedule next week...but wanted to pop in share another BRAK that I picked up from the post office today:

Look at this ultra gorgeous card from Piali:


...and she sent me some very coolio pearls!

Thanks sooooo much Piali:)
I hope you all have a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

happy mail...

Hello!

I know I'm on a bloggie vaca but I had to pop in for a smidge...

We just got home from seeing some of this:


...and some of these...


oh yeah, me sportin' my new hat...I {heart} hats!


Funny story about our vaca...let's just say the luggage that had my coat didn't go along with us...so I wore Darin's:)

I cam home to happy mail!!!

woooo hoooo for some new MME:


Check out what the very lovely Lauren sent me:


Her attention to detail is overwhelming!

Check out her giftie...


Inside was this sweet 'lil cupcake:


Surprisingly, it was chock full of all this:


Big smiles from amy:)

Next up is the very fabbie Lynnda:


Cute, eh?!!!

...and she sent me this journal:


oy vey...love love love it...my vaca pics will go in there!

AND check this cutie pie out:


Here's the inside cover:


...and the back cover...


Thank you sooooooo much Lynnda!!!!!  You rock sista!!!!!

Yvonne...my bloggie sista sent me happy mail too:


My fav colors!!!!

Check out all these fun goodies too:


Thanks so very much Yvonne...you know me:)

Girls, thanks so much for all the happy mail...I'm a lucky duck!!!!

Just a quick reminder about Flashback Friday 14.0!


The Craft's Meow is our Sponsor!!!!


The prize is the very fun:



You have until Friday at 11:59 pm PST to link up!

I haven't crafted in a very long time...hope to squeeze in some quality time tonight but I'm back to work and things are crazy.  I do have some fabulous crafty time scheduled for friday and saturday...more on that later:)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

cheerup chica..

Hello...we're back again for another round of the Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge!

Haven't you been enjoying the sketches by our August Guest Sketch Artist, Teri Anderson?!!!

Here's this weeks:


I had a bit of fun with this sketch and played with Skipping Stones Design Chick Chat:


I dug out some Basic Grey and went to town:)


Come on now, who wouldn't fall in love with a doilied chickie?  I was inspired by Rose, who sent me a fabbie birthday card that had paper threaded through button holes...I'm hooked....seriously.  Did a smidge of sewing..do you see all that stitching?

You won't wanna miss the fabbie goodness from the other gals on the Skipping Stones Design Team:


Make sure you check out our August Guest Designers:



Thanks for poppin' by...I'm on a bloggie break and will be back next week!

Monday, August 22, 2011

hello...

Hello and welcome to the EAD Designs Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Liz's blog:


If not, you'll want to start at the start of the hop which is the EAD Designs blog so that you don't miss any of the fun!  Remember that if you leave a comment on all the blogs, including the EAD Designs blog, your name will be put in a drawing to win some EAD goodness!!!

I have a lil card to share with you:


I used a stickerz from the Good Company set:


It's the coordinating set for the current EAD Designs Color Challenge:


Fabulous, eh?

At EAD Designs, everybody that plays along with the Color Challenge is a winner:


Remember...


Now hop on over to Stephanie's: