Happy Anniversary!

On March 20th my hubby and I celebrated our 6th anniversary! We headed out for dinner and left Brooke with my parents for her first-ever overnight playdate! I have to say that it was really nice to just chill and not worry about bath time, bed time, getting up in the middle of the night if she was crying, waking up at 7:30am, feeding her breakfast...you know...all that kid stuff!I got to have alone time with my hubby! And I'm already planning the time that Brooke can go stay with Grandma Jean and Grandpa Don for the night!

Anyway...this card was given to use by my mom and dad. My mom made it and I just love it! I might have to copy it soon! Love the use of the jeweled brad and the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes!! Thanks Mom!


Cute Card

We received this cute card from Jessica, our neighbor and stamping friend! Sam's Grandma passed away last week and she sent this card to cheer us up a bit. I just love the use of that Sweet Pea DSP and the epoxy brad! And I think she used the VERY popular stamp set, Teeny Tiny Wishes for the "Thinking of You" sentiment. I love that set!

Thanks for the card Jessica!


I {Heart} Sending Out Cards!

Last weekend I made and addressed 24 cards! I love filling people's mailboxes!



I am trying to get ahead of the game...making cards that I know I will need in the near future. Both of my nephews have a birthday coming up. One in April and one in May, and since I think it's safe to say that they don't read my blog, I'm posting their cards early!

I love Sassafras Lass...and when I saw their Monstrosity collection I had to snag a few items! Don't you think they make really cute birthday cards for boys??!!

Sassafras papers usually have one decorative edge that measures 12x12 in length. So I used this to embellish the cards a little. The black and white pointy edge is the one that was added to one of the papers I bought!

I then added some Old Olive satin ribbon. Then I added a monster and cute letters from another paper to piece together "Happy B-Day!"

And while I was at it...one of my freinds just had her second little boy, so I thought it would be fun to send the Big Brother, Benton a card to celebrate!

Don't you just love this Monstrosity collection??



About 2 weeks ago I called up my Mom and asked if we (Brooke and I) could hang out with her for the evening. She was going to run errands so she asked if we wanted to go to Archiver's. Of course I wanted to go to Archiver's!!

So we met there and got some stuff. While in the store we made a deal that we had to use that stuff that week to make something. Well...I think it took me about 10 days. But here is what I made using the goodies I bought!

I made the base of this card from SU Kraft cardstock. Other supplies include: DSP from the SU Sweet Pea 12x12 paper pack, SU Old Olive stain ribbon, Dear Lizzy Thickers by American Crafts, and the flower accent is from Sassafrass Lass. Easy and cute card! I'm trying to build up my stash of "Thank You" cards!


Card on the Fridge

This card is currently hanging on my fridge. Isn't it cute??

Jinny made it! You can read more about it here. I just love the green glittery leaves! Thanks for the card Jinny!


We Received a CUTE Card Today!

Grandma Jean always makes a cute card for every holiday! Here is her St. Patrick's Day card! Brooke received it today and just smiled so big! She wanted to play with it. I let her hold it for a little while and then took it away! Don't want to ruin it...it will make a great scrapbook embellishment!!

St. Patty's Day Pictures!

What a difference a year makes...

(1 year + 26 days old)

(26 days old)

The changes:
*Brooke has grown up a lot!
*I love that her eyes have changed to look more like the color of mine!
*I have gained a few pounds! But I already knew that...and I'm working on it!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I love the idea of making cards to send out for every holiday. I try to do it for my family members and sometimes when I am in the mood, I make some for my friends too! This is the card that I made this year for St. Patrick's Day.

When I saw PaperTrey Ink's stamp set, Luck of the Irish, I just had to have it! And it was only $5! I love this set and can see myself using it for years to come! To make this card, I used a base of my favorite Old Olive! I used some DSP that I bought at Archiver's and some Basic Gray sation ribbon!!

Then on the inside I stamped the rectangle box and my sentiment! Hope you all have a super green day...whether that we Old Olive or Handsome Hunter or Glorious Green or even Certainly Celery!


February 10 Cards for $15, Pt. 3

I think this card was my favorite!! The base of this card is Taken with Teal. I just LOVE this color! It goes really great with Melon Mambo...which you all know I LOVE too! Supplies used to make this card: Scallop Edge punch, 1-3/4" Circle punch, Star punch, Old Olive Satin ribbon, DSP from the Welcome Neighbor 6x6 paper pack, and the Admit It level 2 Hostess Stamp set.

I used the paper piercer to punch holes in a circle pattern..."How did I get it so perfect?" you ask. Well I used the 1-3/4" Circle punch on a scrap piece of paper to make a template! Just think of all the templates for paper piercing you can make!!


February 10 Cards for $15, Pt. 2

Here are 2 more cards that I created for February!

This card was made using a Rich Razzelberry base! I just love that color and recently broke down and purchased the ink pad! Other supplies used: SU's Woodgrain Background, Butterfly Accent stamp, DSP from the Welcome Neighbor 6x6 paper pack, Scallop Trim Border, and the sentiment comes from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes. I stamped the butterfly in Bashful Blue on Whisper White cardstock and then used a sponge dauber and Rich Razzelberry ink to create the border around the butterfly! Very simple card and oh, so cute!

The above card was made using a Crushed Curry card base. I recently purchased this ink pad as well! I just love all of the in colors and I think I use them more when I have the ink pads! Other supplies used: DSP from the Welcome Neighbor 6x6 paper pack, Basic Gray Satin Ribbon!, Pewter brad from the Vintage assortment, and all images come from the Vintage Vogue stamp set in the Occasions Mini! I just love the shine that the satin ribbon gives to a card! I have Basic Gray and Old Olive and I have used some of this ribbon on just about every card I have made lately!! I also love when these 2 flowers from this stamp set are layered! So cute!!

One more card to come tomorrow!


February 10 Cards for $15, Pt. 1

Each month at my crop I create 5 different card designs for others to make. They make 2 of each design and get envelopes for $15. Here are 2 of the cards we made last month...

This card was made using the Medallion background stamp (#115223, $17.95). We inked it in Regal Rose then used a sponge dauber and Real Red ink to create the two-toned effect. We also sprayed the inked stamp with one mist of water before stamping on the Whisper White cardstock. Then you adhere a black brad in the center, glue together the layers and use a black marker to free-hand a line around the white piece.

Sometimes I leave my cards without sentiments so that people can choose what they want. I also find this is great so when I need a card for a certain event; I can just pick it out, stamp the needed sentiment, and go! It saves the problem of having 10 birthday cards and no thank yous!

We started this card by stamping the Sanded background stamp (#109294, $17.95) on the Old Olive card base. Both of the DSPs on this card are from the Welcome Neighbor DSP 6x6 pad (Sale-A-Bration Item# 118401, item free with $50 purchase). The white piece is one of our Sending Love Notes, Kisses (#118779, $3.95 (20 pieces)). The ribbon is Crushed Curry Polka-Dot (#115614, $9.95 for 15 yds). And the stamp sets we used are both from the Occasions Mini Catalog: Fox and Friends (Wood Mount: #117020 $18.95, Clear Mount: #118565 $14.95) AND Tiny Tags (Wood Mount: #118091 $22.95, Clear Mount: #118592 $16.95).


Brooke's Birthday Cards

Brooke has a lot of crafty people in her life! So, of course she would get a lot of handmade birthday cards!

This first one was made by Jinny. And you can read more about how she made it here. I just love the little baby!

This card was created by Brooke's Grandma Jean! I just love the corduroy button/flower combo!

This one was also made by Grandma Jean! She made one for Great Grandma to give to Brooke. Cute embossed popsicle!

My best friend Kristin made this one! It's so CUTE!

And Grandma Kathy made this one! Love this stamp set!!! What is it called again Mom??

Thanks for loving my little girl ladies! She loves you back!


Week Seven: 2/14 - 2/20

We celebrated Brooke's 1st birthday this week! What a special week!

Click on the photos to enlarge and read journaling.

Love that cake face!

Here are the pictures up close...


Week Six: 2/7 - 2/13

Some cute pictures of my baby this week...love her!!

Click to enlarge and read the journaling!

Here are the pictures upclose...


Week Five: 1/31 - 2/6

This week has some of my favorite pictures: Brooke's first cupcake, Bible on the table, shopping for my baby's 1st birthday, Daddy's coming home from work, and Brooke's 1st snowball!

Click on the pictures for a larger view!

And here are the pictures up close...