Friday, May 13, 2011

oh my!!

Oh my goodness!! I haven't realized it's been sooooooo long since my last post :(
I've been so busy with my teenage girl, work & volunteering at school!! My daughter had finals this week, one of them Algebra (yikes), 2 projects and a speech!! I can't believe we survived this week without any of us going crazy hahaha Oh, I forgot to mention that the previous 2 weeks she had the CST state exams..phew!

During all this craziness, it was Ashley's best friend's 14th birthday!! She wanted to make something special for her friend. I was so impressed with the way it turned out. How rare is it these days that kids make something instead of the usual iTunes cards or t-shirts?? What do you think?

Also I thought I'd share a quick card for today. It's so darn cute :o)

That's all for now. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge

ok This will be a quick post.

Here's my card for the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge
Can you tell I L*O*V*E owls??!!

Hope eveyone is having a great day :o)

Monday, April 11, 2011

update. . .

Hello blog buddies. I've been MIA for two weeks....there was no time for crafting!!
My first distraction was the book fair at my daughter's middle school the last week of March.
This is my third and last year organizing the book fair. It's plenty of work and very time consuming, but it's for a great cause. the kids! This event kept me away from my craft room for an entire week...oh my...

My second big event was my daughter's trip to Washington DC & Williamsburg, VA last week. I can't believe I survived Ashley being away on the other side of the country for a week!! But on a positive note my hubby and I spent plenty of quality time together and I took a break from making dinner the entire week, woo hoo!! .....and I also organized my crafting area :o)

Here's are some pics from Ashley's trip:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Card Cupids Challenge #17

We have a Spring Themed challenge for you this week! This should be easy for everyone as I am sure we are all busy thinking about flowers, birds and sunshine :o) Even though I live in Southern California, it has not been so sunny here lately...just gloomy rainy days...

I am so super thrilled to share our sponsor this week:
Scrappy Mom's Stamps 
OMG!!! If you have not checked out and already purchased stamps from Scrappy Mom’s, I cannot begin to tell you how amazing these stamps are and they are so reasonably priced! These are must have stamps for any card maker!
One lucky participant in this weeks challenge is going to receive the newly released “Kid’s Incorporated” stamp set!

I had so much fun using this set and I made the sweetest card.
Whatcha think?
CLICK HERE to join the challenge!!

Sugar Creek Hollow - Anything Goes
Pink Paper Paradise - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas - Animals

Thanks for taking the time and visiting my blog.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Card Cupids Challenge #16

You all are going to *LOVE* this weeks challenge! It is so appropriate for this time of year! The challenge is to create a “Green” card. With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner we thought it would be fun to see what green inspired cards you could come up with! We also have a brand new sponsor this week! Our challenge sponsor this week is Copic!
The winner of this challenge will receive this amazing prize from Copic!

Isn't this a fabulous prize?!?! Copic was kind enough to provide our Design Team with Spica Pens to use on their projects. If you are not familiar with Spica Pens you must check them out! They have such brilliant color and I cannot begin to tell you the amount of glitter they can put on your project!

Here's my "green" card.
I used A Child's Year cartridge for card base & hat.
The sentiment I found online.
I used spica pen (pitch black) on the sentiment & around the clovers.
Now it's your turn to create a "Green" card & join the challenge!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

St. Patties Card

Who doesn't love green??? Yup, it's almost St. Patties Day!!! No, I don't do anything crazy to celebrate the day, but I will enjoy a green beverage :)

I made this fun little card for my daughter. It turned out too darn cute lol
card recipe:
Simply Charmed cartridge
Pot card base (pg. 33, mirror & weld shadow feature, cut at 5")
Pot (grey card stock cut at 5")
super cute leprechaun buddies cut at 2.5"
peachy keen stamps (pk-490 & pk-460)
1" circle punch (for 'gold' coins)
stickles, spica glitter pen, white gel pen
sentiment is an image I found online

Celebrate the Occasion - St. Patrick's Day
Paper Cutz Challenge - St. Patrick's Day
Crafty Hos' Challenge - St. Patrick's Day
Send a Smile 4kids - Anything Goes
Crafting with Cristina - St. Patrick's Day
Crazy About Cricut - St. Patrick's Day

Thursday, March 3, 2011

1 green card----->a few challenges

There are so many fun challenges going on out there in blog land =)

I made this adorable card this evening so I can join a few challenges.
Isn't this the cutest beaver? I love these chipboards by DCWV

Peachy Keen Stamps - sketch challenge
More Than Favors - zoo theme
The Paper Variety - green card (at least 50% green)