Friday, November 30, 2012

hello sunshine...


Another baby card...

I ended up giving yesterday's card up for the group gift!

The patterned paper and tag are from the American Crafts Soho Garden Collection!

I was inspired by the SFYTT:

I haven't played in ages...I just rotated the sketch:)

Can you believe that today is the last day of November?  Tomorrow is the start of December and the festivities are lining up...I have a couple holiday parties to attend!  How about you?

I'm also hoping to go here:

I'm also going to sit down and address my holiday cards this weekend...

Remember, I'll be posting my Sebastian Card Drive deets tomorrow...there will be prizes:)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

baby girl...


Dontcha just love baby showers?

My boss is having a baby next month and this week is her shower...I scored on a load of CUTE stuff at Baby Gap....

Here's her card:

Yup...a baby girl!

One of my fav go-to Cameo cut file is the basic tag....

All the paper is October Afternoon Woodland Park.  Do you see that graph paper strip?  That's actually part of some OA packaging:)

I was inspired by the current retro sketch:

Last weekend Darin and I visited my cousin...she actually lives in the same small city but going out to her place feels like being in the country.  She owns 5 alpacas...

The prettiest animals with the longest eyelashes....

Happy Friday eve!!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I posted this pic of my new fav owlie {Lawn Fawn} and jar {Savvy Stamps} on FB last weekend...

I managed to stamp and color 5's what I did with one of them:

**no owlies were harmed in the making of this card**

Darin made me kinda sorta realize how grotesque this might look to non-crafters...He was wondering why the owl was in the jar and why he was cold....

I was inspired by Kimber's 2Peas sketch challenge...I've been enjoying them!

....also playing along with the gals over at Lawnscaping:

Be on the lookout for me over HERE later on today....

Just a reminder that I'm slowly adding goodies to my For Sale page!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

peace joy love

P e a c e   J o y   L o v e

I've been smitten with all the embroidery madness that is out there...LOVE this FREEBIE cross stitch image from Fresh Squeezed Stamps:

I gotta tell you...I'm no digi-queen...but I LOVE this freebie!

I'm linking up to the 

{love that name}

Patting myself on the back for using non-holiday patterned paper for this CAS design.

**edited to add**

Do you remember earlier when I chatted about Sebastian?  You gals were rock stars and signed up to send him a total of 32 cards....I just knew that you all would help out.  Well, Sebastian is scheduled for another surgery on December 19....Can we top the 32 cards?  I just know that we can!!!!

Please pop over to Ginger's blog to read about Sebastian.  

I wanted to share this ASAP but will do a formal posting on Saturday complete with PRIZE deets!

Monday, November 26, 2012

hello there...

2 words:

chevron goodness

Having fun with my Mama Elephant We Click stamps...I combined them with a sweet 'lil Studio Calico/Hero Arts stamp set that  Evelin sent me.

I was inspired by the CAS(E) this sketch:

The patterned paper is Amy her stuff!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

happy holidays x 4


The long weekend is just flying by!

Back in the day, before blogging, I use to mass produce my Christmas cards...same design x 50+.

I was insane.

...or it drove me insane.

I'm not a mass producer...I find it tiring and it squeezes the fun out of creating.

B  U  T

when my girl gives me a design idea...

t  h  a  t    i s    d i f f e r e n t

introducing mass production series 1

I'm especially proud of these cards because:

1.  My girl designed them
2.  I enjoyed making them in somewhat mass production mode
3.  It uses non-holiday Crate paper
4.  I love that glittery American Crafts paper
5.  I used ultra old MM rub ons for the sentiment
6.  Those trees were RAK'd to me by the fabulous Jen W.
7.  A somewhat postal friendly design

This is perfect for the current Paper Issues challenge:

Paper Issues Blog Design

Typing Holiday Happy...did you see one of the newest kits:

Kitschy Kristmas December Daily Scrapbooking Kit

Use code Amy12 for your Paper Issues purchases for 20% off!!!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

meet me at Paper Made Bakery...


I'm over on the Paper Made Bakery Blog today...

Here's a sneak peek of my project:

You'll have to pop over to the Paper Made Bakery blog for more pics and deets...can you guess what might be inside?

See you over at

Friday, November 23, 2012

Please help me dehoard...

I will be slowly adding to this list.
Paypal only

 Brand New

Hero Arts/Basic Grey
Life of the Party Stars

Paper Smooches
Boob Tube

Hero Arts
Hello Flags

Paper Bag Studio

Brand New
Invoke Arts
Art Ticket Strip

Brand New
Invoke Arts
Discovery Tag 

Brand New
Invoke Arts
Geisha Mermaid

Lockhart Stamp

Hampton Art
Large Dress Makers Form
(seen in the card below)


Brand New
Martha Stewart

Brand New
Martha Stewart
Pop-Up Cosmo

Brand New
Martha Stewart


Brand New
Time Pieces

Brand New
Game Spinners

Brand New
Cutter Bee
Score Bug

There She Goes
Crafty Taglines

Memory Box PIESTRA TILE die


Memory Box Tessatina Border Die


preppy holiday...

Happy Black Friday!!!!

Poppin' in here speedy quick to share a preppy holiday card:

I used Jane's Doodles

cutest set ever:)

My card is compliments of a couple people...first, I was inspired by Kimber's card sketch over at Two Peas:

I was one of the winners from last week!
Super fun!

I do have to share about some of my supplies:

Hero Arts Card Base:  Alice Wertz
Martha Stewart Mat Pad:  Ivy Wong
'Preppy' ribbon:  JJ Bolton

Although the red panel is from a Martha holiday pack, I love how the mat blue card base and the preppy ribbon give it a non-traditional look.

Call it my Black Friday Shopping for you...I have some stuff posted for Sale....more to come.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Just Saying Hello...


Yahoo for the very long weekend!

I stamped the tag with the Hero Arts Large Fabric Design and dry embossed it with my houndstooth folder.

I fussy cut the Hero Art messages sentiment.

...added some Jillibean blooms.

Check out the gold that stuff!

I'm playing along with the gals over at Hero Arts:

I'm taking the day off from the blog tomorrow but should be back on Friday:)

**edited to add**

In my perfect world I put together all my projects and posts over the weekend.  That way I can pop back in and review my posts with 'fresh eyes'...I catch most of my typos then too:)  So as I'm looking at this {it's tuesday morning} I'm realizing that this card reminds me of someone

Karin Åkesdotter

Whaddya think??