August 2011 archive


Good Afternoon everyone!

Monday was one of those days….you know one of those days. I was nauseas morning until evening and the poor boys had more energy than I could muster! So, I laid out some old costumes and funny hats and they played dress-up, aka “superheroes”, all day while lounged around. I’m hoping today will be different (crosses fingers).

Anyways, here’s another Doodlebug Card (FYI, not submitting for their DT call, but the call ends tonight), but this time I made a puppy lovers’ card! I wanted to challenge myself by using stickers. I’m usually anti-sticker, but I couldn’t resist that blue puppy! The wordfind background was created by cutting the alphabet rub-on sheet into individual rows of letters and then laying them down one by one to form “ruf”. I thought it would be cute to add in brown stickers on the inside, “having a ruf day?”

I used the Doodlebug Essentials Bow Wow kit to embellish my card and the card itself is a Baroque Create-a-Card.  The kit is on clearance for $3.99 and you can’t beat that. I love that I can use it for general boy pages and the square cards are on clearance too, $7.73 for 9 cards/envies of different colors. I like how their tri-fold window cards :)

Thanks for dropping by!



Good Morning! How was your weekend? We did absolutely nothing but cook some good meals! Last weekend was nuts, so this weekend we were completely lazy…4 hour naps, yummy meals, movies, games- the life!

I’m officially in love with sequins & these little ghosts from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Haunting stamp set :) For today’s card, I used a square Doodlebug Create-a-card in black and some matching round Halloween sequins. The “boo!” sentiment is from Lawn Fawn’s Heebie Jeebie’s stamp set.

Do you have any plans for this upcoming weekend? We have back-to-school shopping, a BBQ by the lake, and some packing planned for the weekend. Hubby will be gone for about 2 months for some field training with his new unit. It may or may not be a blessing in disguise as my preggo hormones continue to rise, lol!

Hugs to all of you,

Materials: Lawn Fawn Stamps (happy haunting, heebie jeebie’s), Doodlebug card and sequins (create-a-card, round halloween sequins), Zing! Embossing powder (orange), Staz-on ink (black), Versamark ink, neenah cardstock


The Birthday Boy

Good Morning!

I was so excited when I saw the Margarita papers from American Crafts in my LSS because the pictures from Liam’s Zoo Birthday Party match PERFECTLY with them! So, here’s the layout :) Please excuse the carpet and cutting mat edges peeking through…I couldn’t get a straight shot above the layout without falling over! LOL! I used the Details tags that match the papers, Lawn Fawn’s Say Cheese Too stamp set, a Hambly Cameras Overlay, some Smash Fabric Tags, and an Amy Tangerine sticker.

My husband let them have some sort of blue powdered candy before our outing, hence the VERY blue faces, lol! If you look real closely at the 2nd picture from the left on top, you’ll catch a peek of something CJ does non-stop- must be a boy thing 😉 On Liam’s special day, we were joined by a sweet family, The Caristis, so you’ll spy a few peeks of the kid that’s not mine…hahahaha. That’s Luca!

Liam’s smile is contagious! Love this little man…

I hid the journaling in a pocket behind the photo section on the 2nd page. You can pull it out of the pocket using the stamped fabric tag!

I hope everyone has a happy hump day :) I know I plan on it!

Thanks for looking,

Materials: American Crafts Margarita Papers & Details Tags, Hambly Studios Limited Edition Cameras Overlay, Smash Fabric Tabs, Amy Tangerine sticker (camera), American Crafts Thickers (a variety), Lawn Fawn Stamps (Say Cheese Too), Design Memory Craft Stamper’s Big Brush Marker (Black-perfect for stamping on fabric)



Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Turkey Day

Hello Everyone!

Today is the last day of the inspiration week and we’re featuring Turkey Day! It’s a mini stamp set that packs a whole lotta punch 😉 I used the Martha Stewart pumpkin favor bags, added a stamped, pieced, and copic-colored turkey, and added a mini tag! Of course, they’re filled with candy corn- my boys’ (all 3 of them) favorite!

So, here’s a question for you…

I used to hate candy corn…that is until I tried my favorites! My favorites are the mini pumpkins and the caramel apples…All.Day.Long! YUMMERS!

For all you haters, I leave you with this….

Thanks for dropping by,

Materials: Martha Stewart Favor Bags, Lawn Fawn Stamps (Turkey Day), Neenah Cardstock, Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Versamark Ink, Zing! Embossing Powder, Slice (Basic Elements Card-Tag), My Mind’s Eye Patterned Paper, Zip Dry


Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Flash-back to Heebie Jeebie’s

Halloween Tags

Hello Everyone!

Today the Lawn Fawn Design Team is featuring flash-back projects of Harvest Season & Heebie Jeebie’s! The Halloween Tags above are from last year, but today I have an easy treat bag project for you! The favor bag I featured using Happy Haunting requires quite a bit of steps, so I thought I’d go with something easy to mass produce:

I used the Nesting Flower Die from Lifestyle Crafts to die-cut my stamped spiderwebs! I love the wonky circle shapes in this die set and it was a PERFECT fit for those Heebie Jeebie’s Webs! Then, you simply stamp the hanging spiders in Staz-on ink onto the medium glassine bags and that’s that for stamping! And, you have an EASY PEASY 5-step treat bag that’s easy to mass produce :)

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team:

 Chan Vuong
Julie Campbell
Latisha Yoast
Lea Lawson
Lynnette Kauffman
Nichol Magourik
Teri Anderson

Thanks for looking!


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