Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Your one in a Melon"

Good Morning Bloggers!

It is a beautiful day here and I hoping to take the kids swimming :)
But I wanted to share a card I made for the BBTB2 Watermelon Challenge and Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge.
For whatever reason I am having the hardest time uploading pictures....anyone else having this problem? I'm not sure if it is my computer or blogger issues again :( picture uploaded!
Using the sketch I came up with this.

The paper is a new stack I picked up from DCWV~ The Playtime Stack.
I used the Stretch your Imagination Cartridge for the watermelon cut at 1".
I hid the face and stamped a cute one with my Peachy Keen~Simple Sallies.
I computer generated the sentiment and printed it on white cardstock after I stamped the little leaves using a Stampin' Up stamp and olive green ink.
I popped the cut scallop up (used SCAL) and popped the watermelon up as well.

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

~~Whimsical Wednesday Challenge Day~~

Good Morning Everyone!
It is time again for another Whimsical Wednesday Challenge!!

This week both card team have come together for our challenge, to make get well cards for a very special little boy. Angelo, who is the grandson of Margie from Bella Bug Creations, is going through a very difficult time right now. He underwent brain surgery last week and will begin chemotherapy next week. You can read more about Angelo at this post over at Margie's blog We hope that you will all join us and make a card for Angelo too.

Angelo is such a sweet little boy and I know he will LOVE all the Get Well Cards we send him.
For my card I used the Create a Critter Cartridge for the cute Whale.
He was cute at 3".
His body was embossed with my cuttlebug for alittle texture.
I then attached him with an Action Wobble...he looks like he is swimming :)
The sentiment was computer generated by me.
I added eyelets to the corners as well as to the sentiment and then threaded some ribbon through the two on the sentiment.
I hope Angelo likes this and can't wait to bring alittle happiness to his cute face!

Please join us this week over at Whimsical Wednesdays for this weeks challenge and put a smile on a little boys face!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Paper Playtime's Digi Monday~~Challenge #49

Good Morning Bloggers!
It is the last Monday of the Month and you know what that means~ Digi Monday over at Paper Playtime!!
This Monday's digi challenge is to use RED,WHITE & BLUE
And since it's DIGI MONDAY, 
make sure your project has either a 
Digi or Stamped Image or Sentiment!
I am able to showcase two Digi sites for this week.
The first is from Di's Digital Downloads.
Isn't this such a super cute image?
I choose this one because on the 4th we spend it at the lake and the thing my boys love the most is roasting marshmallow right before the fireworks start!
I colored this image with my copics....I am getting better with the coloring :)
I used red cardstock for the mat and the stripes and the blue w/stars is from my stash.
I have talked about these fun candi's before and I used them to write on this time. There are so many uses for these and I have been questioned many times about them~ They are paper embellishments that you use a foam dot or their foam squares to attach. They are so much fun to work with and yep~you can write on them, stamp on them, even color them to match your project.
I was so excited to see them in my local stamp store and then at the CKC convention. I have a bunch of different colors and have been using them quite a lot!
My next digi comes from Pink Cat Studio.
For this card I used the colored image~Billy Rockstar! Such a doll....he reminds me of my boys playing Rock Band :)
My card base is a welded one (The only welded shape I seem to be able to make) using George and Basic Shapes.
I used Bo Bunny Paper and my Fiskars Paper cutter for the image shape. He was attached using foam squares .
I cut the stars from the Create a Critter cartridge and used both cuts to layer.
Alittle bakers twine and my card was done.

So I hope you like my projects for today.
Please hop on over to  Paper Playtime and join in on the fun.
You have 2 weeks to link up!
Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering the 2nd card into the following Challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut~Challenge Me Monday~ Red, White and Blue
Scrapookaholic By Abby~#8 Red/White and Blue
My Craft Spot~Seeing Stars
Craft your Passion~ Use the color red
Designed2Delight~Red/White and Blue

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Birthday~~ Red, White and Blue Style and an Award :)

Morning Blogger!

I have another challenge card to share with you :)
This time I made a cricutless (yikes) card using my spellbinders die, a circle punch and a star punch!
I made this card for My Creative Times~Throwback Thursday challenge following this sketch

 And  for Birthday Sundae~Stars and Stripes

I hope you like it!

I just received an award from Raquel over at Raquel's Designs! Thanks so much Raquel!!
Please stop by her blog, give her some love and see all she has been up too!
To receive this I have to post 7 things about me and pass it a long to 8 blogger friends , so here goes:
1. I love to shop :)
2. I only buy things on clearance....I love searching out a good deal
3. I'm a HUGE True Blood Fan~~Tonight's the night!!
4.I love to read! Right now I'm reading Lindsey Sands
5.I very rarely watch TV~~rather craft or read
6. So far I have reached my goal of crafting everyday :)...going to try REALLY hard with the kids home this summer to continue
7. Simple is better in my eyes
8. I love blogging and visiting other's in the blogging world...So much GREAT inspiration!

I'm passing this on to the following blogs:
Everyone who regularly visits! You all make my day with all your sweet comments and kind words!
Without each and everyone of you I would not be where I am today....sharing my work with confidence!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a GREAT day!!


Saturday, June 25, 2011

~Red/White & Blue ~~Whimsical Wednesdays & Catch the Bug Challenge Card

Hi everyone!

I have a card to share today to enter into a few challenges.
Since it is still baseball season at my house~we are just getting into the playoffs~ and the 4th is fast approaching I decided to incorporate the two for this card.

The paper is Bo Bunny~Liberty Fireworks.

Image is Bugaboo Stamps~I love all their stamps and always have such a hard time deciding which to purchase...but I think this one is an all time favorite!

Stars are a border cut from the Stand and Salute Cartridge at 5" I used the inside cut as well and attached a sparkly brad and foam tape to give it some dimension.

Ribbon is American Crafts and I used 3 Candi's in the bottom corner. I just LOVE these embellishments! They have a sparkle to them that the picture does not show to well.

I colored the image with my copics but in a very easy and simple way. I used 2 markers~B26 and R24.
There is not blending or shading...just straight color :)

I am going to enter this into the following challenges:
Whimsical Wednesdays~Let's Get Patriotic (remember you have 2 weeks to enter)
Catch the Bug Challenge~Red/White/Blue & Ribbon

Hope you like my creation for today...It so makes me think of summer!

Friday, June 24, 2011

"Happy Happy Birthday" to You

Morning Everyone!
With the summer vacation here I am finding it harder and harder to tear away for some craftin' time.
The kids want to go here and there and everywhere but summer vacation is all about not having to run also!!

Anyways I will try really hard to put at least an hour or two aside to craft!!

My card today was a quick and easy one for a few challenges.
Paper Cutz Challenge~Pink, White, Orange & little Black
Birthday Sundae's~ Shape Card

Thanks for stopping by and sorry about the short kiddos are calling!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

~~Summer Vacation Journal~~

Hi Blogging Buddies!!
Today is the first official day of summer break and I have always wanted to journal our vacation but never got around to starting.
This year since my boys are now in 3rd and 5th grade we are making it a priority to get this done.

My son picked out the paper which is DCWV~ The Endless Summer Stack as well as picked out the letters~ from the Cuttin' Up Cartridge.
We cut the sun from the Create a Critter Cartridge and I stamped a super cute face from PKS.
We dated the journal for this year using some metal numbers I had in my stash.

My son really likes the way this turned out and has already written in it for yesterday and today.
Now I just hope he can keep it up :)
I am entering this into the following Challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion~Celebrate summer w/ Sun
Fantabulous Cricut~ Challenge Me Monday~Summer Sun
Getting Cricky~Face It

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

School's Out!! Teacher's Thank You Card /PKS

Afternoon Blogger!!

School is officially over for my kiddos and I couldn't be happier to have them home!
Since today was their last day I gave their teacher's our gifts as well as my card. I love each of the boys teachers so much and they both had such a great year!!
To make things easier on me I made 3 of the same cards for the main teachers, one for the band teacher and 2 for the aides.

Here are closeups of the cards....

Sorry about the picture...color is off alittle!
The card is a weld from the George and Basic Cartridge. I have the hardest time welding so ANY tips would be greatly appreciated!
I cut the apple from Create a Critter and added PK~531~Simple Sallies face.
The tag is from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More with a Fiskars sentiment.
I added some Candi embellishments to the side along with some bakers twine a white gel pen doodles.

This is the same basic design with the pencil cut from the Locker Talk Cartridge.
Again I used PKS for the face and I printed the sentiment from my computer.
I used my border punch for the paper look.
Lastly I have the band teachers card. I found this awesome Graphic 45 paper that I used for the base.
I love this paper so much I didn't want to cut it :( But I did and I like the way this came out. Plain and simple!!

That's all I have for now....Oh yeah one more thing...My card won over at The Paper Variety!!
It was the Twisted Easel Father's Day Card!
Whoo Hoo!

Thanks for stopping by....see you all later!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

~~Winner of the Cupcake Blog Hop~~& Coach's Thank You Card

Good Morning Bloggers!

I have chosen a winner using for the Cupcake Birthday Blog Hop.
Before I tell you the lucky winner I want to thank Sylvia for this super fun and "sweet" blog hop!
Happy Birthday Sylvia!!

Ok now for the winner....
True Random Number

The Lucky winner of my homemade skittles is
She said:
Love Love Love your Card!! Super Cute!! I'm a new follower & new to the blogging world!!


Congrats Tina! I will be emailing you shortly for your mailing address :)

She is new to the blogging world...lets all show her some love! She has the cutest pictures of her kiddo's crafting...the before and after also...WOW :)

Before I go and make Teacher cards I want to share the cards I made for my son's Baseball Coach's
He plays for the Nationals Minor League team and they have had a really great season.
We have won some and of course lost some but overall ranked middle of the road between 22 teams.
This is the first year for alot of the players using a pitching machine and they have grown individually as well as team!
We have one more game tonight and then it is off to playoffs starting Saturday. All the teams play at least one playoff game and move on if they win.
Let's Go Nationals!!
I used some of my CKC finds for this project.
The paper is S.E.I ~I'm an Athlete
The W which is the Nationals letter was cut with SCAL
The Bat's are from the Sports Mania Cartridge
Sentiment is TPC Studio Greetings set.
I also used some red Candi's for corners. I wrote 2011 on them...I love these embellishments!
Hope they like them :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 20, 2011

~~~Cupcake Birthday Blog Hop~~~

 Morning Bloggers!
 Welcome to the Cupcake Birthday Blog Hop.
We are celebrating Sylvia's Birthday!!
We hope to inspire you with our Sweet Creations!
If you happen to stumble upon my blog and would like to play along. Please start at
Here is my Birthday Card....Happy Birthday Sylvia!!
I was inspired by this month's edition of Scrapbooks etc and a photo of an Accordion Fold Card with a pull tab. Since the photo showed a birthday card with a cupcake I knew I wanted to give this card a try.

Here is one side of the card. Believe it or not this is a A2 size card with lots of added details

You can see my pull tab on this side of the card. Such a fun card!
This again is an A2 size card. The card base is 5 1/2 x 12 and it is scored at 1,2,4, 6 and 9"
Each of the pattern papers are from K & Company's Confetti paper pack.
The sentiments are from Fiskar's Birthday Cheer set.
I used the Simply Charmed Cartridge for the cupcake and that was cut at 4.75".
All the ribbon is from my stash and the embellishments are homemade skittles :)
If you want to see how to make these, I did a picture tutorial and you can see it here.
Now for some Blog Candy!!
I am giving one lucky commenter a bunch of handmade by me skittles!

All you have to do to have a chance at these is leave me a comment  and a way to contact you.
That's it!
I would love it if you became a follower but it is not necessary :)
I will pick a winner on Tuesday 6~21.
Thanks for visiting and helping me celebrate Sylvia's Birthday! 
I just heard she had some extra special blog candy....make sure you hop through the whole blog lineup and don't forget to wish Sylvia a VERY happy birthday!
Your next stop is Tiffany at Sparkled Memories.
Have a Sweet Day!
In case you get is a list of all the participants:
Jessica- ~~~ YOU ARE HERE :) ~~

Sunday, June 19, 2011

My 200th Post! ~Picture Tutorial on How to Make your own Skittles~

Morning Bloggers!
Wishing all the wonderful father's out there a VERY Happy Father's Day!

This is my 200th post! Whoo Hoo :)

I have an easy make it yourself picture tutorial on how to make your own Skittles.
I have had a few messages and inquires about how to do this so I thought I would share how I make mine.

Start out with some ziplock bags, alcohol ink in any color you want and some of these floral gems. I bought mine at Michael's in their floral department. You get a HUGE bag for I think $9.99 and I used a coupon :) There are tons in the bag to make probably more skittles than you could use LOL!

Take a baggie full of as many of the gems as you want to color and add the alcohol ink into the bag. Use as much or as little color as you want. You can always add more color.

I just squeezed about 5 drops in...maybe alittle more

Once you have the color in the bag, mix it up until the gems are coated. I made 6 different colors using all the alcohol inks I have. A pretty rainbow of color!

Next dump the gems out to dry...I put mine on some scrap paper. Spread them out so they have the room to dry completely. Let them set for at least 6-12 hours to ensure they are completely dry. You can speed up the process by using your heat tool but be careful that you don't shoot the gems all over the place :)

Here are all the completed colored gems. They are still in the drying phase.

They are so much fun to use on all sorts of different projects.
Have fun with these!

Hope you like this and will give it a try. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT day :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

My CKC Haul and an Award

Morning everyone!

I wanted to share my CKC haul with you all.
I had a blast at my first convention. I saw lots of great products...tons of super cute papers and got some great ideas.

I did stick to a budget so that was great and of course picked up some great things

I got this whole set of Fiskar cutting templets and the cutting blade with mat. I was impressed with the demo on these products and I am a huge fan of Fiskar products anyways :)

A few of the papers and paper packs I found. I just LOVE this Monsterville paper by Sei and the Too the Moon line from Fancy Pants.

Lastly I found some 8x8 albums which I do plan on using :) as well as a new favorite embellishment of mine~The Candi's. These are so much fun to use! I also picked up some brads and eyelets from the Eyelet Outlet. They have these quicklets which are eyelets you can set with a cool is that?!?! Lastly I have been searching high and low for seam binding and I wasn't ready to by some online...but I found it here! I bought 10 yards and plan on making some of my own crinkle ribbon with it. I will let you all know how that goes when I do it.

Lastly I want to share an award I received from 2 very talented crafters!

I received this award from Mary over at Crazy MaryNSC and Deborah at Love My Paper. Thanks so much Ladies! Please make sure you head over to their blog and share some love. They both share such wonderful projects!

Here are the rules for this award..
1.Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.

2. To accept this award, I had to answer 7 random facts about me.

3. Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

So here are my 7 random facts about me -
1. My family comes first in everything I do!
2.I just started paper crafting in November and blogging in January
3. I love to shop! :)
4.I have some of the best friends...I am truly blessed with having them in my life
5.I own chickens~14 to be exact...13 girls (the girls as we call them and a beautiful Rooster)
6. I love True Blood on HBO and can't wait for it to start again~~June 26th!
7. I set a crafting goal in January to craft everyday and I have....halfway through and LOVING every minute
I am passing this award on to:
These are all wonderfully creative crafters and if you don't already visit their blogs you really should take a will not be disappointed.

Friday, June 17, 2011

I have a Winner!!!

Hi Everyone!
I had a great time at the CKC today and have lots of goodies to share tomorrow...but for now I have a winner of my 300 follower giveaway.

True Random Number Generator


Using the lucky winner is #49~~Michelle over at Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs.
Congrats Michelle!!!
If you see this before I shoot you an email please sent me your shipping address at

Thanks to all my followers..both old ones and new ones!

~~HUGE~~ 300 Follower Giveaway...Right Here :)

Hi fellow bloggers!
I can not believe that I have 300 followers. When I started this journey it was more of a getting over my fear of sharing what I love to do with the hope that others would like my creations.
Never did I expect to have this many people share my love with with!
I have met some amazing people, learned so much about the world of paper and daily get inspired by all of you.
So with that said I am thanking all of you with a BIG giveaway box of goodies! 
There is alittle bit of everything in here and I know whoever wins this will find lots of yummy goodies to play with.

All you have to do is be a follower and leave me a comment on this post with your contact info in case you win!
I will choose the lucky winner on June 17th.

Want another chance to win?
~~Post about this giveaway on your blog and link it back to my blog.
~~Put my giveaway on your sidebar and link it back to my blog
Make sure you leave me a comment for each entry
~~Want another chance...send a new follower over to my blog and have them comment that you sent them.

There are 4 chances to win!!

Thanks for stopping by!
I am going to try and figure out how to keep this post at the top...any help would be GREAT!

~~It's a Birthday Celebration~~

Morning Bloggers!
I am so excited for today....first I am attending the CKC here and leaving in a few minutes!
This is my first scrap booking convention and I cant wait to see it all!!
I am hoping to come back with lots of goodies to share later along with announcing my 300 Follower Blog Candy winner. Since I surpassed 400 followers I will be adding to this bunch of yummies. You will all find out what later as well :)
Secondly as I just said I surpassed 400 followers...and I did say more was being added...Yipee to the lucky winner!! But you all have to wait until later to find out who that is!

I do have a card to share for today...
This was put together for a few challenges. I just love making and entering these challenges. Not for the prizes (even though they are great if you win) but just to try new things and create with a new twist!
This card is being entered into the following Challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps~ Sketch  Challenge #54
Celebrate the Occasion~ #18 birthday with a Party Hat
Scrappy Moms Stamps~ Sweet Treats

My card is the standard A2 size
I used kraft cardstock for the base and paper from K&Company's Confetti Stack.
The party hat is cut from the Celebrations cartridge at 4". I used both the shadow and layer but hid the circle cuts so I could add my peachy keen face :)
My sentiment is a fiskar's birthday stamp and I used my black gel pen for some doodling as well as my gold shadow gel pens for the hat. The really cool thing about these gel pens is they do just that...leave the color as a shadow and pop the gold on top. Not sure how well the picture show it but it looks really cool.

So thanks for stopping by...make sure you come back later for the winner announcement and to see my convention snags!

Have a Great day!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Father's Day~~Dad You Rock

Morning Bloggers!

I am very excited to say I am 1 follower away from hitting 400!! Whoo Hoo. I have a HUGE giveaway ending tomorrow and it I hit 400 I will add some more goodies to this box.
I am going to the CK Convention tomorrow and you never know what I might find :)

Another Favor to ask....There is a new blogger in town and her name is Raina. Her blog is super cute and she is having a 100 follower giveaway. Please check out her blog~ Raina's Favorite Crafty Things and become a follower. You will not be disappointed!!

I also would like to share that my Twisted Easel Birthday card won over at BBTB2.
Here is the card in case you missed my post. I am quite impressed with it if I say so myself. These twisted easels are so much fun to make and I love making them so much I did another one for Father's Day!

Here it is closed and
here it is opened.

I made this card for several Challenges.

My card is the standard A2 sized card.
I used paper from TPC Studios called Reel Me In Dad as well as a Free download from Get Funky!
I used some Tim Holtz distress ink to sponge around the layers in Frayed Burlap
The cut is from the Stamping Cartridge as well as the word cut on the top.
The stamp inside is one I picked up at my favorite local stamping store.
Also on this card is some ribbon from my stash and these cool metal letters that I hot glued on.

This is being entered into the following Challenges:
Get Funky!~ Stetch Challenge using Get Funky products
My Craft Spot~ We Love You Dad
Cooking With Cricut~ Father's Day #38
The Kraft Journal~ Father's Day Card w/Kraft paper
The Paper Variety~Mixed Alpha's
Papercraft Star~#50 S.T.A.R
(S~Stamping and Used Stamping Cartridge, T~Tim Holtz Ink & Twisted Easel Card, A~Adhesives, R~Ribbon)
Whimsical Wednesdays~ Father's Day
Crazy About Cricut~ Father's Day
Thanks for stopping by...leaving me such sweet comments and being a follower.
I will post a winner tomorrow night for my 300 follower Giveaway.
Have a GREAT day!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Whimsical Wednesdays Color Challenge

Morning everyone!
It is time again for another Whimsical Wednesdays Challenge!
This weeks challenge is a Color Challenge!

Your inspiration for this challenge is to use the colors Red and Yellow and you can choose another color or colors from the photo.

Isn't this such a fabulous craft room? Wish mine looked like this :)

So for my project I made a "sweet" card
My card is a standard A2 size and I used paper from Jillibean Soup~Chilled Strawberry Soup Collection in Whipped Cream.
I just LOVE this paper and the fun polka dots.

My cherries were cut at 4" using the Preserves Cartridge. There are 2 different red papers for the cherries and 2 different green papers for the stems/leaves. Both were scrap from my stash.

The sentiment is from Emma's My Creative Time ~~This and That~~ stamp set. This is such a great stamp set with great everyday sentiments.

Not too long ago I watched a video on how to make your own skittles. I gave it a go and made a bunch in different colors using Tim Holtz alchol ink.
I used some watermelon ones for the embellishments on this card.
I also used my favorite white gel pen for some added details on the cherries.

Hope my card, the DT's projects and this great craft room photo gives you lots of inspiration to join into this weeks challenge. Remember you have 2 weeks to link up and join in on the fun!

Make sure you check out the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge Blog for all the other great ideas!

Have a GREAT day and happy craftin' :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

~~Wedding Card~~

Morning Bloggers!
Happy Flag Day :)
I am posting bright and early today because then it is off to the kids school for their annual Flag Day parade.
Today's card is for 2 challenges...Whoo hoo I'm on a roll again with the challenge entries

I made a simple and what I think elegant wedding card. I used an SVG file for the scalloped oval and paper from DCVW Love and Wedding stack.
The hearts were cut from the Wedding Cartridge using the shadow and 2 layers.
I stamped the sentiment using TPC Studios~ Greetings Stamp set and added some bling with my irock.

I have wanted to purchase some crinkle ribbon and have yet to do so...then I watched some videos on how to make my own..unfortunately I can not find seam binding around here, only online. Again something I haven't ordered yet. Then I was at my favorite store yesterday buying CKC tickets for this upcoming weekend when I saw some crinkly ribbon. I bought a bunch in 6 different colors and used the white on this card. Not crinkle ribbon but close :)

I am entering this card into the following Challenges:
Paper Cutz Challenge- #95 Pink, White & Black

Thanks for stopping by...tomorrow is Challenge time over at Whimsical Wednesdays. Make sure to come back and check out my project along with the rest of the DT.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Birthday Card~~Sketch and Embossing

Afternoon Bloggers!
I have a card to share with you as well as a reqest.....For the request, if you could please find the time to pop over the the Papercraft Star blog and vote for my card. It is #1. I would be soooooo appreciative :)
Thanks have till 6am tomorrow to vote.

Next I have a card to share that I made for 3 challenges.
Birthday Sundaes , 365 Cards and CropStop.

For the Birthday Sundaes challenge we were to use wet or dry embossing and the 365 Cards challenge was a sketch. CropStop's challenge, twice as much fun is to use 2 embossing folders in your project.

The background paper is from Jillibean Soup and the rest is from my scrap. The Circle I cut at 3" using George and Basic Shapes and the cake is from Simply Charmed cut at 2.5"

I embossed the circle with my cuttlebug and a birthday folder and the icing~divine swirls, flames~~herringbone.

The sentiment is from fiskars stamps.

That's all I have for now....remember if you haven't entered my 300 follower giveaway you have until this Friday~June 17th to enter :)

Now off to make dinner and then to play some ball....Have a GREAT night everyone :)

A Favor to Ask~~ Please vote for my Card #6 over at Papercraft Star

Good Morning Blogger!
I have a HUGE favor to has started for Papercraft Star and I have an entry. I would love it if you took a moment and voted for my card which is entry #6.
Thanks so very much!!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Father's Day Card

Hi bloggers!
I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend. We are but it has been super busy!
Yesterday my baby turned 8 and I had a surprise party for him :)
I invited 5 of his BFF's over for some hang-out time and let me tell you not only was my son surprised, but the boys had a blast!
No one knew about the party until yesterday afternoon when all the kids came home. I wanted no slip ups by any of the boys so not only were they excited to come and surprise Parker, the night was perfect for a bonfire and lots of smores!
My son got all new baseball gear and I had everyone bring their mitts so there was alot of baseball and bear hunting....yes it was lots of fun I guess running through our woods hunting for bears. The imagination of boys!!

Today we played 2 ball games. My son's team is pretty good but the beginning of the season got off to a rocky start. We were rained out a bunch of times so we started out not playing too well. Today they won both of their games and like I posted the other day regarding my son's triple play, another team member hit a grand slam. Crazy exciting!!

Anyways my card today is a quick father's day card made for a friend's husband. He is a HUGE train buff so I knew this would be perfect.
The card is A2 sized and I used paper from Joannes
The train is from the My World Cartridge.
I wanted to keep this simple so I only used the shadow and 1st layer and inked the lines instead of layering.
The inside says "Happy Father's Day"
I like how the train fits right under the saying on the paper. Guess it couldn't have worked out better :)

Well that is all I have for tonight. Off to bed and then back to the field tomorrow for another game.
See you all tomorrow

Friday, June 10, 2011

Goodies Added to My 300 Follower Giveaway~~ Scrap Pieces Cards

Hi Bloggers!!
I am so excited to be adding MORE goodies to my 300 Follower Giveaway. I have surpassed 350 followers and said if and when I did so I will add. So here are the added yummies!
If I surpass 400 followers I will add to this again :)
Thanks to everyone who commented, posted on their blog and their sidebars. I am so gracious for all of you!!
If you have yet to enter this giveaway please see the post that is remaining at the top of my page!!
I have been trying to eliminate all my scraps and made these quick and easy cards.
Very simple using my scrap paper and my 1 1/2" punch.

My son's birthday is today so I have been busy making cake pops for school. Cookie cake for his party tonight and cleaning the house.
Sorry about the short post but I am BUSY getting ready to celebrate my baby's 8th birthday!

Happy Birthday Parker!!

Have a great rest of your day and see you all later

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

~~" Enjoy the Simple Things in Life"~~

Go Morning Everyone!
I want to say thanks to everyone so far who has entered my 300 Follower Giveaway. If you haven't yet you have until next Friday 6/17/11 to enter.
~~IF~~ I get 30 more followers~hit 350 I will add to this giveaway. Yummy!!

So before I show you my card for today's post I want to share some GREAT news!
Yesterday my son's baseball team~The Nationals had a game. They play so well together but have only won 1 game and have lost the other 4. The kids are so fine with not winning (even though they want to) what makes it great is they are such a great bunch of kids. Very encouraging and always complementing each other on a job well done.
So last night before the game my son tells me he is going to hit the ball (they use a machine and it is his first year on the machine) and catch the ball in outfield.
I said great..go for it!
Well wouldn't you know he did hit the ball...a GREAT hit non the less. But wait it gets better!
He is playing 2nd base and wouldn't you know a fly ball comes his way....the bases are loaded and the other team has 2 outs. They are also up by a run. We all watch the ball as my son not only catches it...tags the runner coming to second with the ball and tags the base getting the player on second going to third out also.
We are all screaming...I have tears in my was the most exciting minute of baseball their team has had.
To make it even better the coach comes running out, picks him up and twirls him around... all the while his entire team circles him and high fives him.
It was truly an amazing moment for him and such a proud moment for us!
And yes they ended up winning 9-4 :)

More good Memorial Day card I made for the Kraft Journal was chosen as a top 3 challenge winner...Woo Hoo!!

Ok so now onto my card for today.
I made this card for the Papercraft Star Challenge #49- Sketch

I used kraft cardstock for the base and Jillibean Soup Pattern Paper. The Flowers are from the Paisly Cartridge and they are cut at 2.5"
The sentiment is from My Creative Time~This & That set.
I used my white gel pen for some details around the flower petals
Memento ink in rich cocoa for the sentiment and Tim Holtz distress ink in peeled paint for some sponging around the pattern paper and flower petals
Also added are some pop dots to the sentiment to give it some wave.

I hope you like my card!
Thanks for stopping by and see you all later!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Simple Birthday Card with All Scraps

Hi Bloggers!
I was blog hopping and came across a post that made a similar card using scraps I believe. For the life of me I can not find that blog or the post so if your posted something like this let me know and I can credit your idea here :) Found it with the help of a fellow blogger!
This idea was scraplifted from Tara over at Homemade Happiness.

I was cleaning up my scraps today, cutting down odd pattern paper scraps for card layers and with the other pieces cutting out circles.

The ones for this card are 1 1/2". And I was also able to cut 1" circles. So now I am determined to make lots of cards using all my scraps!!

The sentiment is from the 1$ bin at Michaels and the flowers and brads are again from my stash.
A VERY simple card!!

Thanks for stopping by!