Friday, August 31, 2012

Meet the rest!!

Hey everyone!! I just wanted to drop in real quick and say, "Hey, go meet the rest of the PSA design team!!". :) Check it out here: PSA Stamp Camp! Again, there are some wonderful talanted ladies on the design team!!

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Happy Birthday card.

Hey everyone, hopefully you're all having a great week, so far?!! Well, today I share with you a birthday card I made for my step-father. This month alone, is one of my busiest for birthday's! So, there will probably be a good chunk of birthday cards, popping up on my blog!

So, here's my card!

I have such a hard time doing masculine birthday cards! And for some reason, I don't think it will get any easier for me?! :/ My brain is gonna be on overload because this is only the first, of many more masculine cards to come!

I tried something, I've never tried before. And that was using Balsa Wood! I'm sure others have used it and I've been always wanting to play around with it. I have say, I'll probably keep playing around with it because I really do like what it looks like on a card! :) Maybe I'm in my own little world, thinking it looks good??....I'll just have to see what, you all think about it! :)

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New PSA Design Team!!

Hey ya'll!! Check it out...The new design team (part 1) is up at PSA Stamp Camp!!! You may see someone you know on there....*wink, wink* :) You just have to meet all the wonderful talanted ladies over there!!

Have fun taking a look and be sure to stop back friday, for part 2 of the design team!!

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Giveaway Winner!!

Hey ya'll, happy Tuesday!! It's time for me to announce the winner of the Bazzill giveway!! Drumroll please..........Barb, you have won a multi pack of Bazzill's Card shoppe Cardstock and Bazzill's Beach House collection by Janet Hopkins!!! Please send me an email, with your info! :)

Thank you, to everyone that left comments! I loved them all and had such a hard time choosing, that I used to pick the winner!

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day! :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Woohoo!!! Yay!!!

Hey ya'll!! Today,  I have some BIG news to share with you!!

It all started, when I found out there was a DT call over at PSA Stamp Camp. If I remember right, I found out through a tweet on twitter?...Anyways, I decided to check it out and see if it was something I could manage to do. When reading everything, I decided yes...yes, I want to go for this! Now the application process was simple, tell a brief description of yourself and attach 3 photos of your best work/style. Easy right? Ha! It took me, I think about a day, to figure out what to say and what cards to show! lol I wanted to keep it brief, as it said to. So, no going into blah, blah,blah....and blah, blah, blah...just brief. Eventually, I figured everything out and emailed it over! I received a reply back stating, we received your app, thank you for applying, and we will let you know around Aug 14 or so if your chosen. Okay, so then it was a waiting game. Would I get chosen? How cool would it be, if I did?! I hope I sent in good photos? Was my description brief and good enough? Even though I went day by day, doing my normal routine of things, making it on the DT was always on my mind! And now....

Your looking at one of the new Design Team members for PSA Stamp Camp!!! I am beyond excited and honored to be a part of this design team! =)) There are some very talanted ladies on the team and I hope you join along for all the fun and projects, that will be shared?!! :) WOW! I still can't believe it, this is such a BIG (HUGE) step for me!! Yay!!

I also want to 'Thank You' for all the support/comments, you guys give me on my blog!! Without you all around, I wouldn't even be where I'm at! It always make me smile, when I read the comments you leave me...your all too sweet! :) I also enjoy, seeing your blogs and the creations you come up with, your all amazing! So, 'Thank You' again, for everything!!

Okay, well that about sums up my post for today! Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day! I look forward to sharing much more, with you all! :)

If you go PSA Stamp Camp and don't see me there, don't be alarmed! lol The official announcement will go up Tuesday (maybe even Monday)! I did get the "all is okay" to share the news! ;)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bazzill cards (& giveaway)!!!

Hey ya'll, hope you're enjoying the week!! This has been somewhat a busy week for me! Though, I'm enjoying every bit of it! :) Some good things happening...

Okay, so I share with you today a couple cards I made using Bazzill Basics new Beach House collection by Janet Hopkins!! These papers come in a 6x6 pack, double sided, and coordinates with Bazzill cardstock. They are so lovely! :)

Sorry about the darkness of the photo. Cloudy.

With both of my cards I used the Beach House collection and Bazzill's Card Shoppe Cardstock. I kept both of my cards simple. I really wanted to showcase the Beach House collection.

Now, before you go....Bazzill was ever so nice to send my an extra set of the Beach House collection of papers, as well as Bazzill's Card Shoppe Cardstock....So, that means....GIVEAWAY!!! :) Well, since the collection is the Beach House, leave me a comment and tell me what you love (or maybe you don't love) about the beach! I will choose one lucky winner to win both papers!! *Giveaway will close on Sunday the 26th at midnight. I will announce the winner Tuesday on my blog!*

Also, in case you missed it (there's still time left) can also win a chance to win Bazzill's Card Swap Starter Kit!! Check it out here:

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Hey everyone, happy Saturday! Hope you're all enjoying the weekend!! :) I'm playing along with Casual Fridays Challenge again and as always, it's another fun challenge!

So, here's my card!

Now, I believe my quote on my card says "coral"??....I looked it up because I really had no clue what it said. If I'm wrong, I apologize for it now. :) It came with a ocean stamp set, that I got for my birthday a few years back. I really haven't used the set much...until now, that is! :)

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the weekend!! Also, don't forget to play along at Casual Fridays! :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thinking of you

Hey everyone! I wanted to share with you today, a card a made for a brand new challenge!! I was going through my blog list and checking out some cards, when I came across 'This' challenge!! This challenge sounded like it was right up my alley!

So, here's my card!

Please excuse my lighting, my weather isn't working in my favor today.

Now, I'm all for quick and easy cards! Though with a timer sitting next to you, you can't help but glance at it every so often to see where your at, on your time. I seriously felt like I needed to rush, then when I looked at the actually time being used I realized there's no need to rush. Why rush?...So, I took a breath or two and settled myself back down. I love my card and look at how much time, from start to finsh!!! :)

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!! And if your up for the challenge, head on over HERE :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

You make life Bright!

Hey everyone, Happy Monday! My Monday is sooooooo quiet! I officially now, have three of my four kids in school! :) This feels great for me. It's been a long time, since I've had it this easy during the day!

Now, on to my card. I happened to see the The Play Date Cafe Challenge and decided I would play along!! Which, I must say "You should too!". The colors are so fun and perfect for summertime!

I just bought some new ribbons (Amy Tangerine, to be exact) and knew I had to use them! These ribbons make me happy! :) Love them! Okay, back to my card. I kept everything simple and focused on the target colors. For a nice little 'pop', I added clear rhinestones.

I used two pictures of my card because I took them and in different places. I couldn't decide which looked better and I thought, that I ribbon color looked slightly different in the two pictures?... :)

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!! :)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Celebrate Good Times.

Hey ya'll, hope your weekend is going great! I managed to find some 'time' today and made a card for another Casual Fridays Challenge!! :)

So, here's my card!

I couldn't figure out which picture looked I just used both! :)

Now, I was just playing around and thought I'd do something fun and bright! I know neon is in but I don't have any 'true' neon colors, so I thought I could come close....I think my card is close to neon colors?!?...

Well, if you haven't seen the challenge at Casual Fridays, you should go and check it out!! :)

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Hey everyone, hope your all having a great week!! :) I officially have two of my kids in school! And I'll officially have three in school, starting Monday!! I'm a happy mama (not to say I'm usually unhappy but it's a nice break, from always having four kids around)! :)

I recently won some Avocado Arts stamps and finally got the chance to play with them! I must say..."WOW". I have never used Avocado Arts before, so I wasn't sure how I would like them. Let me just say, they are some of the highest quailty stamps and I LOVE. LOVE. LOVE them!! I WILL be getting more! If you haven't tried them, I recommend that you do! :)

So here's my card!

Please excuse my lighting today, a little cloudy. :)

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!! :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bazzill Card Swap (& Giveaway)!

Bazzill Card Swap & Starter Kit

Bazzill wants everyone to discover the love of card making - to enjoy making something and giving it away. So Bazzill created Card Swap, a fun activity that invites card makers to register to join (it’s FREE), create 10 of the same card, send them into Bazzill and get their own card and nine others back from people all over the United States. The swap always have a theme and a specific paper to include, but the variety of cards that arrive are unbelievable. People that participate continue joining each swap and new people join in every time. To encourage participation, we have created this kit (offer ends 9/1/12).

Bazzill Card Swap Starter Kit – ($20 value)
Send $10 to cover postage and handling and receive:

o   22-sheets of 8x8 Bazzill Spooky & Kooky patterned paper.

o   24-sheets of 6x6 Bazzill All Hallows Eve patterned paper.

Use the All Hallows Eve paper to make ten cards for Bazzill’s Card Swap. Mail in your creations and get your own card and nine other cards from swappers.  For more info and to register to play, visit: Offer available through September 1, 2012. Allow 2 to 3 weeks for shipping. Mail to: Card Swap Starter Kit, Bazzill Basics Paper, 7001 W. Erie St., Ste. 2, Chandler, AZ 85226.  U.S. addresses only.

Does this sound like fun or what?!! :) And what's even more fun...Bazzill is letting me giveaway a Card Swap Starter Kit, to one of my viewers/followers (U.S. only)!!! Now, how foes that sound?! :) All you need to do is leave me a comment, telling me if you ever done a card swap and what you liked about it. Or if you never done a card swap, what inspires/attracts you to do one. That's easy, right?!! ;) (Sept.1 is the deadline)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Get well soon

Hello, everyone! Happy Monday, hope you're all getting off to a good start of the week!?! Today, my kids found out who the teachers are...They're so excited and so am I!! I now know why, my parents were always happy when school started back up! lol You love your kids, though being around them 24/7 for months at at time...especially when they have siblings...whew! My whole family was going nuts! lol :)

The blue chalk, I found to be difficult to get the true color. Below pictures show more of the blue and I think the last one, shows it the best. :)

Okay, time for my card! I found out the Casual Fridays Challenge and I couldn't wait to play! I had an idea pondering in my head, since Friday and just now found the time to make it. Be sure to check out the challenge too and play along! :)

I wanted a 'soft' feeling to my card. I stamped on my bird and let it dry. I then once again, whipped out my chalks and used a light blue around my bird. For a little extra touch, I added some pearls.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day!! Also, be sure to check out Casual Fridays Challenge!! :)

Friday, August 3, 2012

What's Cookin'?

Hey ya'll, I just wanted to stop in and share a super quick card with you today! Oh, and Happy Friday! What a busy weekend I kids start school on Wednesday, so it's getting everything ready and getting back in the routine of things! So, if you don't hear anything for a's because I'm probably in over my head! lol Really though, I shouldn't have a problem staying on top of things, especially now because I will only have one kid at home! What will I ever do?!! lol

The card I share with you today, I went super CAS as I could get! :) I used a stamp set that I won from my Stamping Royalty winnings, back in 2011. And for my timer, I used colored pencils. Then added a little black pearl at the top, of the timer. Simple, right?! :)

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your weekend!!