Friday Favorites

I have a good friend that likes to do her favorites on Fridays on her blog and this week I'm joining in!

You will notice that there are no Stampin Up items on this list.......while I do love all things Stampin Up, I am ready for the new catalog to become current in just 8 days.  Then I will be able to share images with you and tell you all of my favorite NEW Stampin Up items!

Now on to my favs!

#1: WASHI TAPE!  If you have read my blog in the past few weeks, you already know about my obessesion!  While my collection is not this big, it is growing and I can't stop myself from buying a really cute pattern of washi when I see one!  I have gained most of my collection from Two Peas!

#2: "GENUINE" BINGO PAPER by My Mind's Eye!  There are some papers that you use and then just want to get rid of and THEN there are those that you save every-single-little-scrap of to use on another project.  And maybe you even go out to your local scrapbook store to buy a few more sheets of it...just in case you want to use it on like 20 other layouts in the future!  (Hypotheically of course!)

You can see where I used this paper on a layout here.  And I have a "few" more sheets to savor and use in the future.

Now on to the not so scrappy favorites in my life...

#3: CONNECTED NECKLACE by Lisa Leonard.  I got this for Mother's Day and I love it!  Of course, I picked it out, but I still LOVE it!  :)  I love all of Lisa's stuff...always good for a Mother's Day gift, in my opinion!

#4: CONTIGO Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle.  I read about these on Janetha's blog.  She loves them and I have an addiction to water bottles.  But I think my addiction and search for the perfect water bottle has ended.  These are the BEST water bottles I have ever owned...ever!

First of all, if you have a Costco membership (or know someone who does), buy them there...Two of these bottles for $19.99!  Second, they really, REALLY do keep your water COLD for hours on end!  I can fill it up with ice and water at night and in the morning...it's STILL COLD!  Great for summer in the hot car when you want a cold drink but don't want to carry your water bottle around with you in every store or location you are at.

#5: INFINITY SCRAF - Pink and Grey.  I couldn't find an exact picture of mine but this one is very close...except take out the orange and put in pink!  I love the infinity scarf and this light weight, t-shirt material one is the BEST!

#6: PRINTED POCKET SKIRT in red by Old Navy!  I bought this yesterday because I was in search of Old Navy's $2 tank tops (I got 8 of them) yesterday...WHAT A DEAL!  And this skirt was right there and it was only $12 and SO CUTE!  I bought it without trying it on because I had 2 kids with me :) and was plesantly surprised that night when I tried it on and LOVED IT!  I think I'm going back today for 2 more!  Such a good deal...almost like 3 skirts for the price of one at the $12/skirt price!!

#7: COSTCO BABY WIPES.  They best wipes out there for the price/thickness combination that I like!  You get nine packs of 100 wipes for just $19.99 in Kansas (2 cents per wipe).  The only other wipes that come close to the same quality, in my opinion, are Huggies and they are much more expensive.  I love Costco!

#8: ORANGE CHICKEN by Trader Joe's.  YUM!  This meal is my of my favorites to make because it's SO easy and it's SO yummy!  I love making it when I don't really feel like cooking!  The chicken is $4.99 at TJ's.  And I like to pair it when a pouch of their brown rice which is so yummy and comes with 3 pouches to a box for only $2.99! 

Ok everyone...have a great weekend!  Enjoy your extra day off work and I will be back with some more blogging soon!


Mother's Day Card #3

This is the last Mother's Day card that I made this year.  I gave this one to my Grandma.

I used a Crumb Cake cardstock (SU) base for the card.  This card was really simple!  Just added 5 strips of different washi tape directly to the cardstock base, used dimensionals to attach the My Mind's Eye butterfly to the card and then used some SU jewel rhinestones just the center of the butterfly for some bling!  And DONE!  So easy and, in my opinion, SO CUTE!


Mother's Day Card #2

Here is the second card that I created for Mother's Day this year.  This one went to my mom.

I used most of the same things as the last card I created but added in on different item: Studio Calico wood veneer hearts.  I actually went a little crazy and got alot of wood veneer items from Studio Calico.  I have: Butterflies, Hearts and Arrows, Stars, Cameras and People!  So you might be seeing a few projects featuring those in the very near future! 

If you have any questions just let m know!  I love this card that the way that all the washi tape comes together!  :)


Mother's Day Card #1

I thought I would let you in on the Mother's Day cards that I created this year!

I am IN LOVE with Washi Tape right now!  Addicted would even be a fair thing to call it!  I have washi tape from Target, Two Peas, and even Archiver's!  I currently have 17 rolls (with 5 more on the way to my house...hey...there was a deal!) and I used 9 of them on this card!

This card was created with a Basic Gray Stampin Up cardstock base.  The tag with diecut hearts is from Pebbles.  I just covered it with washi tape from my collection...9 of them!  Washi tape was also adhered to the cardstock base.

I then used a little My Mind's Eye twine for the bow and stuck it to the tag with a glue dot.  The circle embellishment was created with Stampin Up's 1-3/8" circle punch, covered in washi tape and then punched a heart with the small heart SU punch!

I love this card and I hope that my Mother-in-Law did too!


Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop - May!

Here we are again for another month of blog hopping!  Hope you enjoy!!

I just wanted to share with you all the state of my craft room.

Someone needs to pick up and organize!  :)

Here is a card that I made as a Mother's Day greeting for my best friend that just became a mom this year!  I love the Circle Circus stamp set...it's so versatile and SO CUTE!  So glad it's not retiring this year!  :)

Grey and yellow is one of my most favorite things at this point in time.  I just can't get enough of it!

And here is my scrapbook page.  This is the page that we made for club this month.  After finishing Noah's 4 month pictures on this layout I thought of Brooke's 4 month layout that looks VERY similar!  Ha ha!  Check it out here!

We focused on the emboss resist technique.  We used the A to Z single stamp with white Embossing Powder (EP).  Then we sponged Early Espresso over it!  I love this technique!

And of course I had to add in some banners!  :)  That little heart from the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set is SO CUTE!  I think I might have to keep the set just for that heart pattern.  It's just too perfect for guys!

Ok...one with the hop!  If you have reached the end, thanks for hanging out with us today.  If you are just getting started, click here for the next blog and the last:

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
  10. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  11. Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot
  12. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  13. Nicole B. of Creations by Mommy
  14. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim

Birthday Card - by Brooke

Brooke was invited to a friend's birthday party SO...I had her create her own card for Libby!

I set out a bunch of papers and tapes and colored pencils and she just went at it.  The only thing I did for her was put glue on the back of the papers and tear the tapes.  She loved sitting and creating and it made me think that we should do this more often!  :)