Sunday, September 30, 2012

Paper Made Bakery: Old School

Can you believe it is the last day of September?

Where have the weeks gone?

Even though the Paper Made Bakery

Old School Kit

is sold out....

I wanted to do a re-cap of the projects I designed with this fun kit!

First up is an altered note pad:

Definitely a fun gift to give because who doesn't need note paper?  Okay, perhaps you're one of those people that jot your lists/notes in your phone, and I have been doing that with my grocery lists but there are times when good old fashioned pen and paper are thee best!

I used what is probably my most fav paper out of the Cosmo Cricket the pops of Pink!

This next project was inspired by Valerie...

Everything is from the kit except the pearl and the Resin Flower {that's actually from the August kit!}...I need to use that PTI doily die more the details...hate the mess.

Clean and Crisp seems to be my go-to style...

Come to think of it...I believe the stitching through the alphas is something that I picked up from Valerie too!  I tell you, she's one gal that is chock full of can you NOT be inspired by her!

I like to throw in non-card projects and those that know me know that I love mason jars:

They are a perfect gift vessel..add a kitchen towel, a tag and bam, you're done....P.S. notice the use of the butterfly negative from the pocket card above.

This is the latest project using the Old School kit:

Such an unexpected color combo...

Grey & Mustard

Love the elegance.

So there you have it....Get ready for the new kit hop!

Saturday, September 29, 2012


Looking for the Jane's Doodles Blog Hop?  Click HERE!

Yahoooooo for Saturday!

I'm over on the

Here's a little sneak of my card...

I used the September

another sold out kit!

BUT...what does that tell you?  You gotta hop on the subscription wagon...that way you don't miss out on any of the new kits!

You are going to LOVE October's kit!

Would be a happy camper if you'd pop over to the Paper Made Bakery and take a peek at my card today!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Jane's Doodles Blog Hop!

Hello and Welcome to Jane's Doodles Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Ange's blog

She has some awesome goodies for you!

If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is Jane's blog

I had so much fun with this month's gals are going to LOVE the sets!

First I have this clean and crisp card:

I tried to photog it standing up but you lost the look from the die cut opening...I bought a pack of these cards from M's $ spot...perfect for that SWEET cross stitch heart, eh?

{stamp illustrator:  Mariana Grigsby}

Next is a super fun card:

Oh man, this one makes me 
s m i l e

Isn't that green alien just toooooo cute?

{stamp illustrator:  Jane Beljo}

I have a thing for acorns...

Isn't the font on that sentiment simply gorgeous?

{stamp illustrator:  Jane Beljo}

I always like to incorporate a non-card project during blog hops...

Check out this altered hinged tin...can you guess what is inside?

Hot Cocoa!

I managed to combine 2 of the new release sets on this project!

I used this one for the belly band:

{stamp illustrator:  Mariana Grigsby}


{stamp illustrator:  Mariana Grigsby}

Next on the hop is Aga!

She has some fabulous cards for you!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Let's Get Trendy: Day 4!

Today is day 4 of the fun!!!!!

Today we just might be playing with punches & diecuts...

The Play Date Cafe: Just Chicken In

It's time for another Play Date Cafe Challenge!

w i n e,  p u m p k i n ,  m o s s

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My card is clean & crisp.

The spotlight is on those chickens:)

LOL..aren't they fun?

The sentiment cracks me up!

I used the EAD Designs Stickerz set:

My button is a moss color and I used The Twinery's Mandarin.

Check this out:

I can't wait to see how you're inspired by the colors!

inspired by...Pinterest


I'm here to share a card using Jane's Doodles

Are you a Pinner....Pinterest?

I definitely go in streaks but I recently pinned THIS and it is what inspired today's card:)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Let's Get Trendy: Day 3!

Today is day 3 of the fun!!!!!

Today we just might be starting with stencils...what does that mean to you?  To me it just mean masking....

PTI Felt & Fabric Wrap Blog Hop!

N e w b i e  A l e r t!

This is my very first Paper Trey Ink blog hop!


F e l t  F a b r i c  P a c k a g i n g

I have a small stash of PTI goodies but tried to tie everything around the Canyon Clay Felt pouch I whipped together.  

I'm a huge fan of felt pouches...they could be used for could slip an iPod in there...a gift card...or how about one of my FAV candies...Sees Lollypops!

I used Paper Trey Ink

Rosie Posie
Friendship Jar

Inks that I used

Paper Trey Ink Canyon Clay
Memento Dandelion
Memento Rich Cocoa


Paper Trey ink Kraft
Manilla shipping tags


Stampin' up Chevron Embossing Folder

I gotta tell you, I felt an immense amount of pressure when I was designing the first PTI hop and all.  I look forward to seeing what everyone else created....I know that I'm going to love the inspiration!!!

thanks soooo much for hoppin' by!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Let's Get Trendy Now: Day 2!

Today is day 2 of the fun!!!!!

Today we just might be playing with everyday from around the house kind of stuff.

EAD Designs Blog Hop: trick or treat!

Hello and Welcome to the EAD Designs Blog Hop!
{it officially starts at 7 am Pacific}

You should have arrived here from Spectacular Shellye's blog

If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the EAD Designs Blog!   Remember that every week there is a give-a-way...all you have to do is hop along with us and leave comments.

Thanks to Wendi for guesting with us this month...we LOVED having your craftiness!!!

A ginormous big birthday shout out to my EAD Designs Teamie Julie Ranae!   Happy Happy Birthday my Friend!!!!!

I haven't shared a non-card project in here you go:

I'm a huge fan of the pillow box and the use of non-traditional colors for holidays.

The belly band is Echo Park, the polaroid is Dear Lizzy.

I managed to stuff 3 of those squares into the pillow box...definitely my FAV Ghirardelli's.

I used 2 different EAD Stickerz sets:


Can I share a Halloween story?  One of my favorite costumes was when the boy was dressed up as good friend that is a scientist and a whipper snapper with the sewing machine took a set of white sweats and made them scream elvis....complete with the stand up collar and flaired legs...hilarious!  The boy walked around with a karaoke machine that was playing Elvis' greatest hits.  I gotta dig up that pic and share!

Okay, now hippety hop over to Jenn's blog:

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Let's Get Trendy Now: Day 1!

Today is when the fun STARTS!!!!!

Today we just might be starting with a some tape...
Washi (和紙) is a style of paper that was first made in Japan. Washi is commonly made using fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub (Edgeworthia chrysantha), or the paper mulberry, but also can be made using bamboo, hemp, rice, and wheat. Washi comes from wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper, and the term is used to describe paper made by hand in the traditional manner.

all you need is love.

Hi Guys.

This has been a good weekend. I took Friday off from work and was able to get a bunch of errand-y stuff done that day.  I felt like such a good momma, made both the kids breakfast, French Toast and bacon that morning!  A girl could get use to having a leisurely morning like that.

Saturday I was signed up for a Paper Party in Seattle but didn't make it since I slept in until 7 am....7 am?!  That's like unheard of for me...I typically wake up at 3 or 4 am.

So today I'll spend the day crafting and getting prepped for my Garage Sale that I'll have on Saturday, October 6th....all to save up funds for one of these puppies....or whatever version you gals recommend.

I have a skinny card to share:  3.25 x 5.5

Dontcha love those Studio Calico Potty People?  The camera die cut is some kind of wonderful's on texture-y paper....the sentiment is SRM that I had from my stash.

Ingredients are compliments of the Paper Issues FITkit

I've been having so much fun playing with this kit...never-ending fun I tell ya!

Want $5 off the kit?

Use Amy12 to get 20% off!

My card was inspired by the lastest CASology

Pssstttt...a new challenge hits Paper Issues today!!

Check out the Paper Issues blog for the Prize deets!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Paper Made Bakery: Things I love

Hi ya!

Happy Saturday!

I'm over on the Paper Made Bakery Blog!

Here's a sneak of my project:

Working with the FABulous September

Would LOVE it if you'd stop by and leave me some bloggie love!

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Craft's Meow September Blog Hop: thankful for you

Hello and Welcome to The Craft's Meow September New Release Blog Hop!

the craft's meow.

You should have arrived here from The Craft's Meow Store Blog!

If not, you'll want to start there so that you don't miss out on any of the fun!  If you get lost along the way, The Craft's Meow Store Blog has the complete Blog Hop listing!

Want to be eligible to win all 6 new sets from TCM?!!!!!
To be eligible, you will need to visit & comment on each blog on the hop....easy smeasy and FUN:)

The deadline to comment is 9:00pm PDT, Sunday, Sept 23rd

A big Yahoooooo for our September Guest Designer

Suzanne Bier!

My card for today manages to combine a total of 3 of the new release sets!

Fall Fibi & Lilly
{stamp illustrator:  Mabelle R-O}

Golden Days
{stamp illustrator: Karen Baker}
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Good Times
{stamp illustrator:  Kaitlyn Ord}

My card was inspired by the latest

This is definitely a bittersweet post for me.  It is my last blog hop with The Craft's Meow.  I've decided to step down from the Team at the end of the month.  I'm currently on 7 active Design Teams and my full time job is incredibly busy for me so unfortunately I have to change things up.  I'll also be stepping down from a couple other teams in the near future...I'll definitely miss the TCM Family, I've been on the team from the early days.  I've enjoyed creating with every single set that TCM has designed and will always be a BIG fan!

Now hop on over to my super fantastic teamie, Aimes