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Sorry I am late Sharon….

27 Apr

Good Afternoon Everyone!  I was supposed to be reorganizing my craft room last night and today but my new desk is not going to be arriving until Monday so that means I have the weekend to play in my craft room before I start tearing it apart!  I need to apologize to Sharon for my late post today, I usually post in the mornings but on the weekends I am very slack with posting I am afraid.  Better late than never???

Today I am playing along with the My Mind’s Eye April Sketch Challenge.  This is a very new thing for me because it is a Scrapbook Layout Sketch!  YIKES!  I don’t know anything about Scrap booking so I am really hoping that I will get away with just thinking of it as a really big card.  This is only my second attempt at a layout, my first ended up too bumpy so I had to keep that in mind while creating this…

Here is the Sketch….

MME April SketchAnd here is what I came up with….

MME 001As you all are probably aware… My Mind’s Eye Paper and Stamps are my #1 favorite.  I am always asking Kim at The Cutting Garden to bring in more of their products and she always happily gets me what I want.  They have come out with a new line of stamps and I snagged one of them this week and spent last night making a bunch of cards with it.  You will see loads of creations with my new stamp set in upcoming posts.  Anyway… back to my layout.

MME 002This is my lovely girl Lacy… she is 4 and is a Blue Merle Sheltie 🙂  I used My Mind’s Eye paper some Lost & Found 2 and Lost & Found 3 to create this layout.

MME 003I don’t like how my journaling turned out so I am going to have to work on that, but I am overall pretty happy with how this project turned out.

I hope you all are having a great day and thanks for stopping by!



JustRite Challenge – “Charm Me”

12 Sep

Good Morning Blog Friends…

I hope everyone is having a great week, it’s Wednesday already and I am up WAY too early this morning.  I truly love my pets but some nights they just do not cooperate with you and have you up several times *sigh*  We gave up at 4:30 and I decided to make coffee and start my day.

Last week I entered into the JustRite challenge and I won!  I was totally excited and this week’s challenge has been calling to me so I just had to enter again.  Here is my entry for the Just Rite “Charm Me” challenge….

This is one of my ‘go to’ stamp sets… I use it often, it is called Kindness.  I added a little key charm like we were asked for for the challenge.  I picked this stamp set up at The Cutting Garden a while back and it continues to be one of my favorites.

Now I am off to get ready for work!  Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Three Cheers for Cheery Lynn Designs!!!

9 Aug

Good Afternoon Blog Friends!!!

I love this delayed post option on my blog…. I am hard at work while this is being posted… Being able to set up posts in advance is right up my alley!  Some evenings when I get home from work I am just too tired to log on and start snapping pictures and developing a blog post.  Using the delayed posting option lets me get ahead so that if I decide to have a lazy evening on the sofa watching a move I can still make sure that I have something fun to share with you each day.  Cool huh?

Okay, enough gabbing from me….  As I announced yesterday Cheery Lynn Designs is coming to The Cutting Garden on August 25th to do a demo day for us and I am creating like mad in their honor…. or for their horror! LOL!!! oh well either works, I love my Cheery Lynn Dies and I am having a ton of fun playing with them this week!   Here’s a peek at what I have created….

For this card I used Three Cheery Lynn Dies…  (that’s where the Three Cheers for Cheery Lynn came from)  *roll eyes*  Here is a list of the dies I used….

~ Cheery Lynn-Doily Die-Small Lace Faerie Queen

~ Fanciful Flourish

~ Daisy Lace Frame

And to top all that goodness off, I added some beautiful ribbon I scored at The Cutting Garden.  I put a layer of Vellum over the Frame die cut to soften it up.

I hope what I have created today has inspired you to bring out your crafty supplies and create something beautiful.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

A Warm Welcome to Cheery Lynn Designs!!

8 Aug

We have some exciting news at The Cutting Garden!  On August 25th  The owners of Cheery Lynn Designs are coming to do a demo day with us!  Please visit The Cutting Garden’s blog for all the wonderful details!

Kim has asked us to bring out all our beautiful Cheery Lynn Dye’s and create!!!  I decided to take a few for a spin through my Big Shot this week.  Here’s my first card that I created in honor of their visit….

I decided to use one of my favorite butterfly dies….  Cheery Lynn-Doily Die-Small Lace Faerie Queen, it’s an absolute beauty!!!!

Here’s a look at the whole card….

I hope my card provides you with some inspiration to get crafty!!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Mix It Up…..

20 Jul

Good Evening Blog Friends!

This week over at the Mix It Up Challenge on SplitCoast Stampers the lovely Dani has challenged us to make a project using Pins and Music….  Well Pins and Flowers are MUSIC to my ears!!!  (Yup I forgot the music part but oh well! ;D

Here is what I came up with using the the fun new flowers and Ribbon I bought at The Cutting Garden on my way home from work tonight….

Pretty huh?  That punch is by Martha!  It’s the Caning Pattern Punch all over the page that my lovely Tony bought for me while we were on vacation!  Oh yes… The butterflies are also courtesy of Martha and Kim at The Cutting Garden as well!

Well it has been a productive night for me…. I got my Stamp A Stack prep all done for tomorrow as well as my Mix It Up Challenge entry done on time for once!  It’s a good good evening in my books!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Mix It Up….

12 Jul

Over at the Mix It Up Challenge on SplitCoast our lovely Ms. Lynn has challenged us to use flowers on our cards.  Yea… that’s what I said… “challenged us”  LOL!!!  I am really trying to remember the last time I DIDN’T use a flower!  Anyway… this was an easy one for me and if I would have thought about it… I could have posted my last 2 or 3 cards for her challenge!  Oh well.. Ms. Lynn.. this one’s for you!…

Sweet and Simple!  This was a super quick card to put together and I am really happy with how it turned out.

Enjoy your evening and thanks for stopping by!

Alphabet Challenge….

12 Jul

Its been ages since I have found the time to play along with the SplitCoast Alphabet Challenge.  I’m on vacation this week and have had loads of time to sort and organize my craft room and actually get some creating done!  This week we are challenged with the letter B.  Here’s what I came up with…. As you can see I used Black, Butterflies, Bling and Birthday so this card should get a pass I would think!

I hope you are all having a great day and thanks for stopping by!