Stamping, Crafting, Creating


Saturday, July 31, 2010


Have I ever told you all how much I hate my computer...grrrrr....when I have things I NEED to get done the stupid thing takes needs to be dumped...too much crap I think. And it doesn't help that FB always freezes it up and makes my life difficult. husband has a weekend softball tournament and I'm already late for it but I needed to get my blog hop stuff up first. I don't know what my deal is lately...I am NEVER a procrastinater and let things go till the last minute. That kind of behavior normally drives me nuts...hence the reason my husband drives me NUTS....A LOT!! Anyway.......

On to the fun stuff....a blog hop for The Stamping Boutique...yay!!! This hop is called back to everyone ready for that? My son is suppose to start this year BUT....with our move taking place like a month after school should start we are going to wait and start him once we get to Guam and get settled!
This pretty little girl is...can you guess....Audrey back to school!!! Easy enough right!!! But, that's just one of the images that are floating around today for you to take a peak at. So you need to do the whole blog hop to see everyones creations...and of course leave a comment on each blog to be entered to win the prize.

So....if you came here from Amanda's blog then you are on the right track but if you didn't....start here with Aletha's blog and work your way through.

Posted by PicasaNow that you are finished with my blog move on to Ashley's blog and enjoy your weekend!

Materials used:
Image~TSB~Audrey back to school
SU! circle punch
SU! Letter Set
SU! ink

Challenges entered:
TSB~monthly contest
OCC sketch blog~Sketch #26~flipped it
Paper Sundaes~#28 back to school

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

TSB~Help From a Friend

Oh My Goodness...what have I been doing? It's been almost 2 weeks since my last post. I guess summer has been catching up with me! But this morning, I am sitting her with my cup of coffee getting a few posts together. I hate when my blog is neglected.
I'd like to say that I've been traveling Europe since I haven't been crafting but that just hasn't been the case! Even though I'm working on planning a trip to Amsterdam and London. We only have 3 1/2 months left in Europe so I'd like to make the best of it. Can you belive it...3 1/2's becoming real now!
Something I MUST share though because I really thought this was going to be a little one, Leila just started potty training. She's 2 1/2 and I thought for sure she was going to give me a hard time because her brother didn't even really "train", he just started to use the potty and that was it! So Sunday we were at a friends house and I ran out of diapers so I told her she needed to wear panties, she didn't like the idea at first but once she peed like a big girl she was super excited. So here we are on Wednesday and she has done amazingly well. Yesterday I even ventured out for the afternoon/evening and not a single accident. Now this morning she had an accident but right at the potty, I just think she waited too long to go and didn't quite make it but all in all...over the past 3 days she's only had 3 accidents! I'm a proud mama today! Can you tell? We have been telling EVERYONE that Leila is peeing in the potty like a big girl now! LOL!
Okay...on to the crafty I made a card for my The Stamping Boutique DT. This is Help from a friend....I just LOVE her...she was NOT easy to color though...lots of little parts to her. So I decided to take the easy way out and do a little paper piecing...her stockings and dress are both pieced! This is for  For Fun Challenges that TSB is sponsoring this week. So go over and join them for a chance to win some TSB images!!! The challenge this week is bright colors. I know...mine don't seem toooo bright but that orange is bright for me....I don't normally work with that color but I just love the DP so this is MY version of bright!!

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Image~TSB~Help from a friend
spica pens
SU! scallop oval punch
Stamping Bella dot
Kaisercraft half pearls
SU! tiny hole punch

Challenges entered:
TSB~monthly contest
For Fun Challenges~Bright colors
Digital Tuesday Challenge~#69 Dazzle Me
Sketch Saturday~#113 Sketch~flipped it
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays~digi image

Monday, July 19, 2010

Critter Challenge Blog Monday

Good Morning everyone! It's the start of a new week!! For me it's a Critter day and our challenge this week is a Christmas themed card and a sketch. This image is from Robyns Fetish which is our sponsor this month. I have to admit this image was hard for me to work with. I'm not used to using this sort of image but I did my best!
I had a full and busy weekend. Wednesday, the 14th was my birthday. It was a great birthday this year and lasted into the weekend. Saturday night my husband made a great b-day dinner and we had friends over to eat with us and play some games. Then Sunday I had a spa day with my friend. I think I'm going to have a new addiction...SPA DAYS!!! It was soooo great and relaxing! BUT...Saturday morning I had softball practice and hurt my back. Man was I in pain Saturday night. Thankfully Sunday was a little better and today is a little better than yesterday...I just can'at sit for too long of a period of time. Standing and laying are fine but not sitting! I have a game tonight...not sure if I'm gonna make it all the way through! I have a feeling it's my pinched nerve because when I was in high school pitching I got a pinched nerve and so for years I have been dealing with it and sure enough I was pitching at practice and I think I did something to it. It just makes me feel old and I don't like to feel like that.
Anyway....I'm gonna stop here stupid stupid back is hurting!

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Crafty Critter Monday and TSB!

Hello everyone! I hope that you all enjoyed your holiday weekend. I'm a day late today posting for the Critter Sketch Challenge blog...the new challenge was up yesterday. The challenge this week is to use stars...a minium of 4 stars on your project. It's the start of a new month over at the Critter Sketch blog so that means we have a new sponosr and new opportunities to win the monthly prize from our sponsor. ALSO...the winner of June has been listed on the blog so go over and check it out!
The image I used for this post is from The Stamping Boutique...I just love being part of this DT team. They have started a new monthly contest so you should go over and join up for that. Each time you use a The Stamping Boutique image for your project just link it to the contest page and you'll be entered to win the end of month prize. So the more images you use and link the more chances you have to win...sounds fun right?
So what did you all (Americans that is) do for your holiday? We decided to take our kids and another couple to an amusement park. We decided to make it a 2 night thing. It was pretty fun. It was really hot but fun! In fact it had to be record breaking HOT this weekend!!!

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SU! star punches
Stamping Bella ribbon
eyelest from The eyelet outlet
Corner rounder

Challenges entered:
TSB~Monthly Challenge
Digital Tuesday Challenge~#66 Red White and Blue
Stamp Something~Something with your flag colors

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Paper Jewels Saturday~Cherry Emma's my month again at Paper Jewels...and a great month it will hubby's bday is today and my birthday is on the 14th. I love my birthday...I love birthdays in general and I'm super excited for mine!
Anyone have plans for the 4th? We are taking a little 2 night trip to an amusement park. We will be heading back Monday morning and stopping to do some sightseeing. I know the kids are going to love the amusement's called Movie Park.
Do you love my image? It's from the C.C Designs line and this is from the SugarPlum line called Cherry Emma. Remember I told you last month that Jenny had a ton of new images in...well....this is part of those new images. You really need to take a peak at what she has over there. And since this is my month for Paper Jewels each Saturday I will be bringing you a little more of a peak at what she has...just wait until you see the dragon image I will be using this month!!! ;)
I hope that you all have a fabulous 4th of July! Be proud to be an American...we have the best country in the World!!

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Image~Paper Jewels~C.C Designs~SugarPlum Cherry Emma
SU! cardstock
spica pens
Doodle bug brads
MS circle cutter

Challenges entered:
Creative Inspiration~#67~sketch
Craftalicious Challenges~#3~Cute
TotallyPaperCrafts~#23~One for the girls

Friday, July 2, 2010

Dr. Seuss candy winner!!!

Here is the card I recently made for a baby shower I attended. Her theme was Dr. Seuss so I scowered the internet for a stamp image...not very much luck but then I came across some free Dr. Seuss coloring pages...I took one, saved it to my desktop, resized it, printed it and colored it. Easy peasy!
I have to admit I was quite proud of myself with this card. of the girls at the shower called me magical...can you believe that? I was blushing!! It's nice to be around people that aren't into crafts because they tend to give the best  compliments....they don't know how much BETTER the card could have been!! LOL! But really...I was very happy with it.
Materials used:
Image~Googled and found free coloring pages
SU! cardstock
buttons~they are actually layered...the red and then a smaller white on top and then threaded with some red string
Sentiment~found on the internet
MS~border punch

NOW~~~~~~The winner of the blog candy is......from
Please contact me so I can get your mailing address and send you your goodies!!

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