Saturday, July 30, 2011

Birthday Fishes

                                                        Made this card for a few challenges, it's a SVG set from Lettering Delights, they have some really cute stuff!  You should go check it out!

 Birthday Sundaes challenge 19- based on this photo


Frosted Designs-Circles, the fish and eyes...I think that counts, yes? ;)

Inspire Me Fridays-Anything Goes

Paper Cutz-Under the Sea

Crafting for all Seasons-Beach/Ocean

Dutch Dare Card Challenges-#123 Birthday Time

Papercraft Star #55 Anything Goes

Scrapbook Sisters #45 Happy Birthday

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Cutest Little Notecards EVER!

So,one night I sat up and made about 25 of these cute little guys. I used Jin's tutorial over at Under A Cherry Tree and used a Lettering Delight doodlebat.  I think they turned out super cute!  I used up a lot of scrap paper and made some girly ones and some boyish ones.

On too a personal note....I'm heading to Vegas tomorrow for the day to spend some time with this kid. It's time for some mother/son bonding. Plus, the kid just broke up with his girlfriend of over a year and he's a little bummed. He's ok with the decision, just feels bad for hurting her.  He's such a good kid, and even though he's in a hard time right now, I actually did a happy dance when he said he broke up with a mother, I just didn't feel that she was right for him or a good influence, (I can put that here, cuz he doesn't read my blog).  Anyway, I'm looking forward to spending time with him, and maybe we might just hit Retro Bakery again for some gourmet cupcakes!!!  ;)

Friday, July 22, 2011


I made this card for a several different challenges. I think it turned out super cute!  This is the first time I've used a digi image from Some Odd Girl, and I think she is adorable!  The frog was a clear stamp from the dollar bin, I used some pattern paper from my scraps, some green twine and my fiskars border punch.  The inside will say something like "hope your day is magical," I still have to add the inside sentiment.  I added clear stickles to the wand and her wings although it's hard to tell from the pictures.


These are the challenges I've entered.
Birthday Sundaes-anything goes

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Are these not just the cutest? I followed Jin's tutorial over at Under A Cherry Tree and used lettering delights with my cricut to make these shaped cards.  I made like 20 of them, I figured I could put 4 or 5 together and give them as a small gift.  I made elephants too...I'll post them next time!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Christmas in July

I think sometimes when the funk hits, maybe part of the reason is because I'm so far behind that it's easier (for the moment) to just ignore all the stuff that needs to be done and caught up on. Hmmm, something I'll have to think on and organizing/time management is something that needs serious consideration!  I spend too much time just being unproductive and that is never good for motivation. 

So, for now, I'm glad for quick and easy.  That's where these layouts come in...they were done using quick pages! Yay for quick pages! ;)   I did add some extra embellishments and of course the journaling, but sometimes, just to get back into a groove, you've got to get stuff done, get it off the table and put away nice and neat like!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Yay!! I finally made some cards and I'm hoping I'm outta my funk and can find some mojo.  I just stamped the owl and tree limb and made 7 different cards. The stamps are from Unity.  They aren't super detailed, just clean and simple, but I tend to do more simple than anything.

This first card is for the challenge over at Birthday Sundaes. It's using orange, white and green.  The other cards, I just made because I figured while I'm at it, why not make several at the same time!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Crazy Girls

This page was a digi template from Jessica Sprague, a tutorial on how to make clipart into a brush, (the pointy hand is the clipart/brush). It's a pretty cool technique and I'm really wanting to get back into learning photoshop.

I've taken a break from anything creative, not that I want to, but it's that unmotivated stress thing that has sapped any desire to do anything. I'm hoping that little phase is over and I can really find motivation to be productive.  I feel so much better when I'm actually using my time wisely, instead of stagnating like a couch potato.  I thought I'd slowly jump back into it, hence the digi template.  This picture is of my daughter and her friend, they are so goofy together and have a ton of fun. 

Ok, I actually think that I might make a card now....I guess once you start doing something, it really does help bring back some mojo!!! 

Happy Saturday! :)