Monday, May 23, 2016

Tough Decisions....

Today is a sad day for me in the crafting world.  I have made the final decisions to step down from my last 2 design teams.  I guess I am officially retiring from crafting.  Over the last couple of years I have been slowly cutting back on commitments but My Mind's Eye was so dear to my heart that I just couldn't do it.  We had some family trouble a few years ago and through all of that I lost my mojo and love for crafting.  My design teams are what kept me crafting.  Family life is great now, and I do enjoy my crafting again, but the desire is not completely back.  I am so busy with my Jamberry and my grand daughter that I could never find time for crafting.  What used to be a nightly occurrence now squeaking in time for design team commitments was proving difficult.  So I made the final decisions and have stepped away from My Mind's Eye and Scrapbook Adhesives, my last 2 design teams.  I am up on both blogs today.  My Mind's Eye was the hardest decision for me.  I have been on that team for many years and still remember the day one summer when I got the email asking if I would like to be on the team.... a dream come true!

I do hope to get back into regular crafting one day.  Right now though I am enjoying the things I am doing and in fact... my daughter and grand daughter spent the night last night and I think I hear some noises... the little one should be up soon :)

Monday, April 25, 2016

Graffiti inspired card for a masculine challenge

Another challenge is up over at The Challenge and this week is an inspiration>

I can't remember the last time (if ever ;) ) that I didn't use any pattern paper)
I used some cardstock from CTMH and My Mind's Eye
and just played with some Unity Stamps and dies from MFT, PTI and Simon Says.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Feel Beautiful

I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog today with a card.
I took a break from kids cards ;)

For this card I used some Heidi Swapp paper, along with a
Unity (I Hope You Feel Beautiful) and a die from Paper Smooches.

I cut a journaling card in half and adhered to the top and bottom of the card.

The shoes were cut out of some MME cardstock.

Hop on over to the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog for more information.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Mother's Day card

I was up on the My Mind's Eye blog yesterday with a card for mom.  Mother's Day is just around the corner so I wanted to be ready :)

I used the Hello Gorgeous collection.
More details on the My Mind's Eye Blog.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Blog Hop time!

Hi everyone, have you been hopping along with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Stampendous this week?  If not be sure to go back and check out each day as there are prizes to be won!

Today is my day and I was thrilled when
I saw what was sent to me from Stampendous!
If you know me at all you know that I love flowers and hydrangeas are one of my favorites!
I can see so many uses for this stamp and die.
Next on my to do will be some placemats and dishtowels :)

Today though I am sharing a card I created with it.
Now you know that I am not a colorer I am a paper piecer.
I stamped the image on white cardstock and subtly colored it in.
The pattern paper background is from Pebbles.

I mounted the image using some foam squares and then topped it off with a die

For your chance at the prize be sure to head on over to the Scrapbook Adhesives blog!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Celebrate 7

A new challenge is up over at The Challenge and this week is an inspiration challenge.

Once again, I am creating cards for my classroom stash.
I used the retired Saltwater Collection from Elle's Studio.
 I went with the rainbow of colors from the inspiration.

The dies are from Papertrey Ink.
A quick and easy card, but like I have said before -
these go to little grade one students who
don't take the best care of things they put in their backpacks for home :) 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Hello World - Planner Pages, Journal and then the Layout!

Oh I'm bad.  I have been so busy lately, feeling somewhat like a hamster in a wheel!  I was up on the My Mind's Eye and Scrapbook Adhesives Blog with my first layout of my Greece Trip.

I have used the Hello World papers which I used on my planner pages:

I then used the papers to alter some little notebooks for my daughter, husband and myself to document our trip to Greece.

The papers were also perfect for creating some luggage tags with the Self Laminating Pouches - so quick and easy!

So finally here is the layout.  Of course I used the E-Z Runner Grand to adhere the main pieces.  

See that airplane cut out on the corner:  That is the leftover negative piece when I created the little journals!  I just cut it out and used it as an accent.

I also used a piece of the packaging as I thought it made for a great tag to tuck in behind my cluster. 

Thanks for stopping by, I know I don't post as much as I used to.... my weekend crafty time is taken up playing with my grand daughter and our house is like grand central station with a constant stream of visitors who know, that they will most likely get to see my grand daughter if they pop over!  Lots of fun!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Boy Birthday Card

Time for another challenge over at The Challenge and this week it is a sketch, which I love.

I decided to use it as a chance to make another birthday card.
I used the Cameron Collection by Elle's Studio, yes I still have some left
 and yes I will be sad when I have used it all up :) 

I used some dies by My Favorite Things for a quick and easy card.

Now hop on over to The Challenge to see what the rest of the DT have created and please play along!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Lucky Me - St. Patrick's Day card with Non Themed paper

I was up on the My Mind's Eye blog with a St. Patrick's Day themed card using the On Trend 2 collection.  

I love the bits of gold in the collection and thought it would be perfect.
Kind of like a pot of gold ;)

The title is a Kerri Bradford cut file I cut with my Silhouette.

I couldn't let that negative gold piece go to waste so I used it on the corner.

Products Used
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Punch: Martha Stewart
Cut File: Kerri Bradford
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L