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.