Sunday, July 26, 2009

Want a chance to win some great stuff?

Melissa is giving away a bunch of cool stuff (including a SLICE) to celebrate her blogiversary! Good luck!


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Berry & Pink

My friend Libby gave me a card making set for my birthday. The cards already contained images, so I only needed to add a few things to finish them up.
They matched the Berry Sorbet ink from PTI perfectly.

Sorry for the glare on the pictures - the cardstock is glossy and picks up the camera flash.

I had fun making these quick cards. Hope you're enjoying your Saturday!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Earlier this month, during the countdown to the release of new stamps by Papertrey Ink, I won one of their prizes! It includes a stamp set and two color collections (ink, paper, ribbon, buttons in blue and red).

My package also included the items I ordered this month. I can't wait to create with them - hopefully this weekend.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Rene'

I know this isn't your Ford Mustang convertible, but it's as close as I could get using my stamps. Have a wonderful birthday!!!


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sketch Sunday

My friend Becky is having a sketch challenge. Click here for the link to her post.
Here's the sketch and you're challenged to use scraps.
Here's my take on the sketch. I used the Everyday Classics set from PTI again.
The weather is still gorgeous here in Middle TN - we're going for a walk! Enjoy your day!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Thoughts on Saturday

These are my new Skecher shoes. I bought them last weekend at the outlets in Pigeon Forge. I love them! They are so comfortable, but mostly they're just totally CUTE.
Here are a couple of cards I made using images from Everday Classics from Papertrey Ink.

My husband and I spent an enjoyable morning at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park. We rode horses on an hour long trail ride. The weather was absolutely gorgeous - nice breeze and not hot. I'm sure we'll do this again.
Happy Saturday!

Monday, July 13, 2009


I wasn't sure I would ever make it this far, but I've reached my 100th post - yippee!

While we were in Pigeon Forge this past weekend, I found this shirt that I had to have - it expresses my thoughts on life perfectly.

This post will contain some random cards I made today. This is my day off work and I'm relaxing and playing in my stamp room.
This is made from an image I'd had for awhile now - I believe I made it in Stamp Club - using perfect pearls over versamark. It's very metallic IRL.
Another image I pulled from my stash this morning. I used it with the Basic Grey paper pack I bought this weekend at Scrapbook Superstore. It's from their Euphoria series - love the pastel colors!

This last one is a Stamping Bella image I colored with copics and is for a knitting friends birthday this week.

Enjoy your day!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

More Butterfly Art

Awhile back while surfing the web, I ran across a card using this concept: multicolored butterflies forming a rainbow on a card. I've been meaning to give this try and finally had time to make it happen.
I was going to have a tree branch or something in the bottom left-hand corner to "ground" the butterflies, but decided to go with these text stamps instead. I used Martha Stewart's classic butterfly punch and a rainbow mat stack from DCVW.
Here they are framed in simple black frames.
I'm very happy with how they turned out. These would make quick & easy gifts.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Square #10 is finished!

This square was fun to make since the cables appear to not be in a straight line. Now I'm onto Square #3!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy Birthday, America!! Enjoy the cookouts, fireworks, and being with family.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Butterflies for a Cause

The Holocaust Museum in Houston is trying to collect 1.5 million butterfly images to remember the children of the Holocaust. Since the grandkids are visiting, we decided to join in the fun. That's Ryan (age 6) above. He decided that butterflies weren't his thing and painted a building and rainbow instead.Here's Tessa (age 13) in the midst of painting.
This is Brianna (age 9) in the midst of creating her artwork.
And here are all 3 showing off the finished masterpieces!


and Grandma Robin. What a joy it is to create with grandkids!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

De-Stash of 2009

I was on a mission: organize ALL my yarn and put "like" things together so I didn't have to go through EVERY bag of yarn to find something! To turn bags...
and bags...
into piles like this: Fun Fur
fuzzy yarn....
assorted acrylic yarn....
wool yarn!!!....
sock yarn.....
fabulous Noro yarn!!!...
cotton yarn....
and assorted specialty yarn. Now - what to do with all of it???
These two big bags are going to my church for their charity knitting projects.

and the rest now resides in the closet, looking like this....
and this. It sure feels good to have them organized. I also hope this will keep me from buying additional yarn as I have plenty to keep me going for a loooonngg time! (But who am I kidding???) Yarn fever is impossible to resist.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Doodling Fun

While cleaning/organizing my stamp room, I ran across these zentangles that I did a few months ago. They can be addicting!