Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hi, Sweetie Pie!

Meet Lulu.  Isn't she cute?  I'm sure some of you already know her, but she's new to me.  I found her at Stamping Bella.
 The cherry postcard and background paper are from Iralamija's shop.  The cherry and sentiment stamps are from Papertrey Ink.  I'm going to link this up at The Ribbon Reel Challenge blog.  Here's the challenge:  has to include fruit, a brad, and two ribbons, lace or twine.  I think I got it all - my brad is the pretty pink gem wrapped around the bows.
  One of the things I remember from childhood is my mom making cherry pie.  She actually just made it for Father's Day, too...Yummy!  

Fun news:  I was featured at Paper Issues yesterday!  Thank you Paper Issues!  And also at Decorate to Celebrate!  Thank you so much!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Fourth of July from The Cutting Cafe

Regina added this great 4th of July sentiment circle to her store at The Cutting Cafe.    When I saw it, I knew I wanted to create an old fashioned "award" decoration.  I had picked up the silhouette stamp at Michaels not too long ago and thought they would work together beautifully.  
 I love red gingham so I used that for the ribbon base.  Paper Issues new challenge is Red, White and Blue so I'm linking this project up there. Check it out!  

  I'm looking forward to the 4th of July - Lauren and Paul will be here and it's never better than that! 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sketch from Mojo Monday

Here I am complaining about the weather again!  102!!!!  And we didn't have a/c last night!  Our house is in process of getting a new roof and I really don't know what happened (something moved, cut...) and no air conditioning!  Luckily, the electrician was out bright and early and we are nice and cool now! 

Mojo Monday  had a great sketch this week.  Here's the sketch:  
 I changed it a little and came up with this: 
 The little girl watering is part of a set of vintage images from Hedgehog Studio
 The fence and the seed packet are dies from Papertrey Ink.  And that pretty border die is new from Memory Box.   Hope you're having a great week so far and are managing to stay cool!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Red, White & Blue for Craft Us Crazy

I love creating July 4th decor.   There's something about the colors and flags...   So, the new challenge at Craft Us Crazy , Red, White & Blue or Vintage, is perfect!  The sponsor this week is Limited Runs.
The winner receives three images of their choice!  Check out all the details at the Craft Us Crazy blog.  Here's my July 4th banner hanging on my mom and dad's fireplace.
  I used papers from Bo Bunny...
 pretty red glitter from Martha Stewart
 and a couple of vintage images.  The calendar circles are from The Cutting Cafe.  It's hard to believe that it's so close to July 4th - Christmas is just around the corner!  Dont' forget to check out all the other creations at Craft Us Crazy!

ETA:  Thanks, Judy for suggesting the challenge blog Decorate to Celebrate.  What a fun idea!  I'm taking your advice and linking up my banner there.  Thanks, again! 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Baby Onesie from The Cutting Cafe

Regina has added the cutest Baby Onesie Shaped Card set at The Cutting Cafe.  The best thing is that the card comes in an SVG file, so it was super easy to cut with my Cricut.  I needed a baby gift and used the onesie to make my card. 
 I stamped a Gerber onesie with a cupcake stamp and then also stamped a cupcake (old Stampin' Up stamp) on my onesie card for a "sort-of" match.  Added a little vintage crocheted lace and a rose I made from my dyed seam binding ribbon to dress it up a little.  Perfect timing, Regina! 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Yesterday, Dennis and I went out to my parents for Father's Day lunch.  Mom had two of my favorites:  deviled eggs and cornbread pudding!  It was so nice to talk and laugh with them.  (The only thing that could have made it better was if Lauren had been there too!)
  My mom and dad live on a small lake, so even though it was too hot to go outside, the water was so pretty.  Dennis was surprised the lake was so full as dry as it's been.  Mom and Dennis got into a conversation about wells and time allotted to use it.... 
 This image is from Digital Antiques.  Love the vintage baseball player.  Inside the card says: "To a Champion Dad - Happy Father's Day!"   I hope your weekend has been wonderful, too!    

ETA:  Thank you, Linda, for the Irresistibly Sweet Blog award...Thank you for thinking of me!
I need to list some random things about me (I love that Linda loves to wash dishes!) and pass this award on...
7 Random things:

Queen is my favorite rock group.
Dean Koontz is my favorite author.
I love office supplies.
I am not a good housekeeper.
I love cold weather.
I love sports cars.
I tend to really like movies intended for guys (Die Hard, for example).
I have been known to cry and/or laugh at certain commercials.

Passing it on to 8 other wonderful blogs (so hard there are so many wonderful blogs)...


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sweet Cherries

I'm sure you can already tell that I love this image.   I found it at All Time Fashions on Etsy.  It's actually Jack and Jill, but I decided to go with a cherry theme.  She's got cherries on her dress and I decided the water pail can just as easily hold cherries!
  I also had a package of those cool cherries you see there in the upper left corner and I wanted to use them! 
 I picked them up at Michaels...there are quite a few in a package and the cherries come double and single.  Happy that you stopped by and I hope you're having a great week so far (oh, has it been hot here)!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Monthly Inspiration at The Cutting Cafe

Have you had a fantastic weekend?  I've been packing up bags and boxes for Habitat for Humanity today.  I had been collecting items for awhile, so I was glad when they called wanting a donation. 

June 13th is the day for Monthly Inspiration at  The Cutting Cafe.  I understand that a new set Tie-riffic Dad will be released that day...I think there may even be a free offer - check out the details and see all the DT inspiration, too!
 I created another Father's Day tin using items from the set Cruisin' by to say Hi.   Love the classic car!  The sentiment and "honk" circle also come from this set.  (By the way there are 98 images included!)  Also used some K&Co papers and some wood veneer I picked up at Michaels.  I told about the tins in my previous post, so I won't tell it again!   Thanks so much for stopping by and go check out the other inspiration at The Cutting Cafe

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Father's Day/Masculine Colors at Craft Us Crazy

New challenge time at Craft Us Crazy:  time to think of the men in our lives!  Our sponsor for the first week is Laurettas Digital Stamps.
Check out Craft Us Crazy for all the prize details...
 I created a Father's Day tin using a Macanudo Exquisite Cigar tin.  I found an entire box of these at a local antique store - I just love them!  I used papers from Bo Bunny and the banner was made with a die from Papertrey Ink. 
The inside has what I call a "Postcard Card" - meaning that it doesn't open, it just has a front and a back.
   Also, inside CHOCOLATE (and how about a gift card?)! 
  All of that will fit comfortably inside.  Just curious, what do you call your dad?  I call mine Daddy, just like when I was little.  I LOVE my daddy very much...

Go to the Craft Us Crazy blog to see the other DT creations and get inspired!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy Summer with The Cutting Cafe

Regina at The Cutting Cafe recently added a couple of cute Surfboard sets.  I used the Assorted Surfboard set and the Surfboard Card set, which includes the Hang 10 sentiment circle. 
 I thought this old American Airlines Hawaii card was a good match for the surfboards.   Inside, I used the Happy Summer sentiment (forgot to take a picture of the inside).  Here's wishing each of you a happy summer!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Butterfly Fairy

Whew!  Are we having hot weather!  It's way early for 90s, but here we are and me a cool weather girl...  Dennis got out yesterday to take care of some limbs that had blown down during our last storm and I worried a little bit about heat exhaustion.  Besides the weather, it's been a nice, quiet weekend.  How about with you? 

As soon as I saw this sweet butterfly fairy at The Graphics Fairy, I knew I wanted to make a card.  (I say sweet...however, I do notice she's holding a riding crop.  Yikes!)  I used a Papertrey Ink die to make the shaped edge and stamps to make the blue tabs.  The frame behind her is a Spellbinder's die and I also used it as a stencil.   Anyway, I hope you've had a great weekend and wish a wonderful week to you, too!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Love/Remembrance Part II

This is my second project for the current challenge, Love/Remembrance at Craft Us Crazy.
Our sponsor this week is Digis by Phooka
They have the cutest digi stamps and the prize is a $10 gift certificate! 

 I chose this cute little bunny fairy to make a baby box.  I colored her with copics and then highlighted her with some distress ink.  I left part of the front so that it can be personalized.
  The papers are K&Co and the stamp along the bottom is from Papertrey Ink.  I don't need a baby box yet, but when I do I'll have it ready to go!  I figure the box will make a great gift holder and then can be a little box in which to keep tiny memories.  I have Lauren's last binky packed away in a box similar to this one.   It's fun to open it up and look at what's inside and think happy thoughts!

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