No camera!

I am sad to say that although I have TONS of projects to post from the last month (especially with retreat last weekend), I have no camera. Our camera is totally fried. :(

Sorry friends, I don't know when I will get a camera. Why do things have to cost money again?

Name Frame

I helped a friend make this for her sister-in-law. She is having her first boy and Minda wanted to make her a name frame. It was so quick and easy to put together!

Please excuse my reflection in the glass of the picture. Oops! ;)

Halloween Workshop

This past week was the Halloween workshop and I wanted to post the projects! She wanted Halloween, boy, and birthday themes!

I made this trick or treat bucket for Kirsten's hostess gift. She can use it for decoration or for her son Teancum to use trick or treating. I was so excited with the finished product that it was hard to give away! ;)

Here is on of the make and takes, a small bag of Halloween goodies. This project was SO EASY!
The spider and words are embossed. The idea came in the most recent issue of Stampin' Success. How fun!

This is a card I made Audrey's for birthday that I embossed as well.
I adapted the card for the second make and take. It is hard to see the embossing in the picture. I had so much fun making the Halloween projects. It is so fun having a kids' birthday so close to Halloween!

Paper Bag Mini Album

This mini album is so fun and easy to do. I am excited with the way it turned out.

I got a Christmas card last year from a friend and it inspired this project. I turned it into a mini album. The front of the card I changed a bit but man hers is cute too. Thanks for the idea Brooke!

Holiday Layout

This holiday layout is for retreat! I can't believe how close it is!!!

Hostess Gift

I made this box for part of Cindy's hostess gift.
Sorry for the horrible picture quality. I do not know what is up with my camera but it doesn't focus worth beans.
I put 8 3 x 3 ards inside (4 thank you and 4 happy birthday). I really like the way it all turned out!

Truth Be Told!

If you know me at all you know that I couldn't leave my last card for the contest alone. I really liked it but thought it could be cuter. Anyway, I added a photo corner in the corner above the Dad's head and then a round tab punch to the right of the scalloped grass. It was the bella rose brown printed paper and it gave it the last touch I wanted. The tab opened the card. I also added TEXAS in the inside of the card and scalloped grass across as well. It was finally finished! 

Anyway, I found out today that I won! I am very excited as I spent a lot of time on the cards. I really wanted to do my best work. 
I just think it's funny (and a little frustrating) that I can't just leave artistic things alone! Without a doubt a characteristic that my Mother has. My sister Angie too, and maybe since I learned to stamp from her that is why I am the way I am! It can be totally annoying during the process when it just isn't right so I fiddle and fiddle, BUT I am always (nearly always) pleased in the end!

Changing It Up!

After talking to Angie and Lindsey I decided to go with the original colors of the baby card for my 2nd card for the contest. They were right, the colors are better and the contrast looks great. I am REALLY happy with this card. :)
My last card for the contest I wanted to do different than my other entries. I think this one is really fun, I'm just trying to decide if it is finished or not.

Card #2!

I took the card for Lacey's shower and changed it up a bit. I really like the way it turned out and just hope it's good enough for the contest!
The colors are Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, and the new Bali Breeze.

Baby Caroline...

This is a baby shower card for my sweet friend Lacey. Jana and I are throwing her a shower and these are the invitations we came up with today. I will say that the picture doesn' t quite do them enough justice. They are cuter in person. Congrats Lacey!

Stamps For Sale!

It's time to sell the sets I no longer use. My husband is going to be happy! :)
Let me know if you would like to purchase any.
Click on the stamp set to see what it looks like and cards using it.

On the edge Alphabet Lower ($18)

My New Best Friend!!!

This School Years kit by Becky Higgins was one of my greatest purchases EVER!!! It takes you from Pre-School through 12th Grade giving you a kit for each grade. They have brads, chipboard, cardstock, labels and a pre-made title. I love the pocket for school work for each grade. This kit ROCKS!! Not to mention the fact that it was a great deal. Unfortunately you can only buy them on Ebay now. She only sold the kit 2 times. Once at the beginning of the year and all kits sold out and then another time a few months ago when she decided to print them once more.
Anyway, I just did Claire's Pre-K pages and can't wait to do her K ones where she can sign her name and put her hand print on it. This kit makes scrapbooking the school years SO much easier. I am a friek and bought 4 kits....we'll have another baby right...if not then I know I can sell it!!! :)

I love how it gives you all the prompts to write about things. Some of the stuff I never would have thought to write. Love it.

Card Number one?

I think I am going to use this card as one of the three for the contest I am entering next month. I embossed the stamped images which made a big difference in the overall look. I tied that stink' bow a million times and it still isn't right!!! I had to step away and I'll try another day! ;) Where are you Lindsey?
I do like the card though!

Joy Fold Card

I did the tutorial from split coast today. It was a lot of fun and I finally used my afternoon tea designer series paper!

Sorry about the resolution...the picture didn't take very well. :)


I am stoked. I won my first contest!!! I got an email today with the winners for the downline contest and my name was among them. Wahoo. I am so excited. Lindsey entered with me and won as well. YEAH for us!!! :)

Birth Announcement!

My sister-in-law has three girls and is having her first boy. For her birthday I helped her design birth announcements and we cut and stamped away this weekend. I love the colors and this new stamp set. Congrats, Carol! Can anyone tell how much I love ribbon? :)

Birthday Card for Claire!

Here is the birthday card I made for Claire. I used this to cover the Peter Piper Pizza postcards to send as her birthday invitations. She really likes them and I had fun making 'em! I can't believe she is turning 6. Where has the time gone?

Wish Me Luck!

Well, I entered my first contest today.  It's a contest through a stampin up demonstrator and the winners get $50 in free merchandise. I bit the bullet and entered!

Here are the layouts I submitted:
The contest called for 2 layouts (or 3 cards) using punches and patterned paper. I had these layouts already done so I just tweaked them a bit. :)

And I'm Back!

It has been six weeks since I have been home , which means it has been 6 weeks since I have stamped. Naturally I have been dying to play around. I did this layout with a stamp camp kit from Lindsey. I changed it up a bit and this is what I came up with!

Split Coast Color Challenge

This is my card for the splitcoast color challenge today.  Colors were certainly celery, blue bayou, and soft sky. I am always needing baby cards and my friend Jen in Utah is due any day now. :) So this one is for Jen's baby boy.

Something I have been working on...

I have been working on this sign for a friend of mine. She wanted me to make it for her daughter's room. Although everything isn't stuck down and we will play with the flowers and butterflies this gives you an idea of what it will look like.

I have had a hard time piecing the background together. The right side still needs to be adhered but there will be one or two lines where the cardstock had to go on top. I  think once it is one the wall it won't be very noticeable and the letters cover up a lot. It will look better than this picture though. :)

Tomorrow's Make and Take!

Angie went to a stampin up party her friend Lynae had and they made this card. She thought it was way cute and wanted to show me.  After seeing a picture of it it thought I would make something like it for tomorrow's stock up and save party.  Very cute card, Lynae!

Here is my card with a few changes:

I love the ribbon charms and die cut bloom flowers. And of course, I had to use the striped ribbon! :)

Limited Supply Challenge

After I looked on Lindsey's blog I thought I would try the limited supply challenge today too! 

Challenge:  You can use any stamps, colors, paper, and embellishments, with the tools limited to any circle cutting system (circle punches, circle coluzzle, etc).

I used my new favorite set, Enjoy Every Moment with my new favorite color combo, Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, and Basic Gray. It was a lot of fun. This is the first time I have done a limited supply challenge and it was tough when I would think of adding something but couldn't cause it was a tool!
Thanks for stopping by. 

And the Winner Is...

Congrats, you won the Friendship Shapes Stamp Set!

Thank you to everyone for looking at my blog!
Have a great weekend!

Candy Anyone?

I have always been curious if people really look at my I decided it was time for some blog candy to give to those that look and to find out who you are!
So answer these questions about yourself and I will enter you in the drawing.

1. How long have you been looking on my blog?
2. What is your favorite project of mine?
3. Tell me something about yourself I don't know.
Have fun and I will post who won and what it is on Friday!

Baby Boy Layout

So most of you know that I have mostly girlie layouts so I thought I would post a layout for little boys. I love these colors together and still can't get enough wasabi. I took the 6x6 baby card and made a 12x12 layout from it. So here it is:

6 x 6 Baby Card

I made this card to use for the scrapbook night card exchange. Cori had the idea to make the cards 6 x 6 instead of the standard card size. That way we can use the card in a layout if we want. Brilliant idea! ;)
I love the wild wasabi with regal rose. And I just ordered all the striped ribbon...LOVE it.
I think wild wasabi is one of my top 3 colors and since it is an "in color" it will be retiring soon. :( I will have to do some serious stocking up.


Here is a card I made for my "March Mystery Hostess Party". I love the new build a brads. They are so easy and fun. This summer picnic paper from the occasions mini is also super cute.

I made these cards at retreat.
This one says "you are one of kind." If I did this one over I would use the daubers instead of inking it directly with the ink pad...I think the edges would look like I want them too.

I didn't realize how off the xoxo circle was until I saw it on the computer...oh well, I guess! :)

This one I made in Lindsey's Technique class. I hardly ever make masculine cards so this was fun for me. I just ordered this small star punch so I am excited for it to come!

Retreat Layout Number 3

Here is another layout I did at retreat. I used the Rose Cottage simply srappin kit. Again, this is a very simple layout. I had a lot of fun doing our wedding photos. We didn't have very many snapshots of the day. All the pictures we had were professional. All these years I didn't want to scrap the professional ones but yet they just sat in a box. So I decided to get use out of them. :)