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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hello Birdy!

LOL!  As soon as I saw the new SU! Catty in July I knew I wanted the "For the Birds" set on pg 34!  I think all of those birds are so cute and I liked all of the stamps so of course when Sally called to say that my order had arrived,  I rushed to pick it up this weekend.   This card is going to be for my swap card with the fabby gals I've been swapping with for several years now over at TopSUSwaps!  It wasn't exactly how I pictured when I started but I like how it ended up!     My card also gives me "Tic Tac Toe" over at the Paper Players challenge this week!  How fun is that?

Supplies:   All SU on this one.   Paper:  More Mustard, Soft Suede, River Rock, Very Vanilla,  Stamps:  For the Birds,  Ink:  Choc Chip, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie,  Embosslits:  Buttons,  Emboss Folder: Fancy Fan,  Ribbon:  Stitched River Rock

Monday, July 16, 2012

you & me birdy

So ... tick, tick, tick ... the clock is moving quickly toward my youngest son moving out this weekend.  What a strange thought.   Tonight he taught me and my DH to Skype, LOL!   We will miss him but understand the benefits of going early as he's hoping to get a job.   This card is for this week's CYAO23 Challenge over at Paper Secrets.   It's an old MOJO Monday #126 Challenge sketch.  I struggled with the layout but it finally came together.

Supplies:  AMuse Studio Clouds, Fern Cardstock, French Roast, Green Gingham,  AMuse Studio stamps On the Wing, Just Because,  AMuse Ink Lime, Fern, French Roast,  AMuse Studio Ribbon Lime Organdy, Satin ,  AMuse Studio Green Assortment Buttons, CTMH Chipboard, Darice Birds Embossing Folder

Saturday, July 14, 2012

More Holiday Spirit

Happy Stampin' and Scrappin' Saturday Blog Friends.   It's a perfect day to kick back at the Stamp/Scrap Desk and create some fun stuff.   My MOJO is present and lots of good inspiration from this weeks Blog Challenges.    The Gals over at AMuse Studio Blog are celebrating the new Holiday Catty coming with a Christmas in July Challenge.   Good time to get out some scraps from last year and come up with a card.  I used the CPS Card Sketch for a starting point.  My card needed something and I found inspiration at the Twisted Tuesday Challenge from the Holiday Pick 2 list -- I chose Twine & Charms. 

Stay Inspired!

Supplies:  a*muse studio Kraft, French Roast Shimmer, Red Swiss Dot, Red Vintage, Twas the Night Before Papers,  Stamps a*muse studio vintage holiday greetings,  Ink a*muse studio cherry, french roast, Twine a*muse Studio brown, red, misc charms

Monday, July 9, 2012

Happy Bird-day

well...not yet but I wanted to get my Mom's Birthday card done early.  It seems every year I'm either rushing, shipping it FedEx (close by since I work there) or sending it late.  This year I'm pleased to say it's done and ready to go!   Yay,  I just might be on-time.   I'm worried because we're busy moving my son to college the weekend before her special day so it's a good thing to have this card done early.  

The colors were selected for this weeks The Paper Players Challenge - Lucky Limeade, Calapyso Coral and Daffodil Yellow.  Fortunately for me I had some DSP scraps of these colors thanks to my SU! Demo who invited me to her Open House and shared.   It was a little more tricky to add the yellow but it's in there.  My Mom likes bright colors so she will enjoy this.   I used the birds from an older SU! stamp that was out on my desk since I'm going through an unmounting project.  The sketch is from this weeks iSpy Sketches #23.  It worked great for the scraps I had to use.   Happy Bird-day to my Mom!

Supplies:  SU! Kraft,  DSP (?),  Stamps SU! Love Ya Bunches,  SU! Ink Soft Suede,  SU! Ribbon & Brads Sale-A-Bration

Sunday, July 8, 2012

More Christmas In July

I know, I know ... I'm still humming "If Every Day Could Be Christmas ..."  I can't seem to get that song out of my head.   It's a good one because it is fun to think about all the happy feelings Christmas brings - not sure I would want it every day though?    Well,  thanks to my stampin' friend Patty who introduced us to the challenges over at 52{Christmas} Card Throwdown,  I'm pretty sure I'll have my holiday cards done early this year.   It is funny to make Christmas cards in 90 degree temps but it does feel fun to get ideas and designs not to mention,  I do make my Mom's for her as well so starting early is good! 

I'm back with my fave AMuse Studio Christmas stamps from last year Cool Yule and Nordic Noel.   This design just might be a keeper and I'm thinking I'll make a few more of these ... love the colors and that Christmas Tree is one of my faves!     Stay Inspired!

Supplies:  AMuse Studio Grass, Lime, Cherry Shimmer Couture,  Cherry Shimmer Damask,  Stamps AMuse Studio cool yule,  nordic noel,  Ink AMuse Studio Lime, Cherry,  AMuse Studio Cherry Button Assortment,  AMuse Studio Cherry Dot Organdy Ribbon, EK! Scallop Edge Punch

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Super Saturday Scrapping

Today was a fun stamp and scrap day.  I finished up some cards for the Unidentified Images Swap so I have those ready to mail.  I even got time to finish up some scrap pages.   This page was inspired by the sketch at Sketches in Thyme.    These are some Superbowl pictures.   During the Superbowl this year I scrapped challenges with my "Friends That Scrap".   I think I even got this football paper in a PIF swap there which was perfect!  

Supplies:  Paper Moxxie Grid Iron, Misc Cardstock and stickers

Friday, July 6, 2012


Ahhhh... Friday ... TGIF!   Fridays are so fun because it's the start of the weekend and it's always good to look forward to a fun Saturday and Sunday.   It's late here because my DS and I went to see SpiderMan tonight at the drive-in.  What a great time!  It usually doesn't matter what movie we see,  it's just fun to go.  I think sometimes it's more about how creative we can get with the snacks than what movie we're seeing but we're fortunate to have screen not too far from our house.

My card is for this week's Twisted Tuesday Challenge - Old Stripes.   The challenge was to make a vintage type card and add stripes somewhere on it.  I'm not usually a vintage stamper but this paper was sent to me this last round of Secret Sisters and I had just a few scraps left so it was perfect.   The sketch is this week's MFT79.   I'm also giving a "Shout Out" to the Gals on our 100 in 100 Challenge over on SCS!   Stay Inspired! 

Supplies:  Paper Unknown, sorry!,  SU! Stamps Bliss, Fresh Vintage,  SU! Ink Pretty In Pink, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery,  SU! Latte Buttons, Fancy Pants Wildheart Ribbon collection

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Christmas In July

Happy Holidays ... Happy Holidays!   Lots of folks must be thinking of the countdown to Christmas because our SCS Crafty Girls Blog Hop for this month was holiday (Thanks Patty!)   Patty must have Christmas on her list because she was just named to the Design Team for the 52{Christmas} Card Throwdown so I've added it to my weekly challenge list and hope to get some inspiration going to get Holiday cards done early!   How fun is that?  

Well I know you're in for a HOLIDAY TREAT when you head to the other Crafty Gals Blogs and see the inspiration they've come up with! 

Jeannette - Cre8tive Play
Melina - Crafty Scrapper

I'm very pleased how my first holiday card turned out,  usually the first design is not one I'm keeping but this is the MOJO Monday 248 Sketch and I think it came out nice!   The gals over at Paper Players were thinking Christmas in July and it's good to have 10 more cards done for the "100 in 100" Challenge I'm doing!   Stay Inspired!

Supplies:  CTMH Paper Mistletoe,  CS Cranberry, Olive,  Stamps:  CTMH December Word Puzzle (D1313),  CTMH Opaques Pearl, CTMH Ribbon Mistletoe,  Stickles Xmas Red

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

She's A Grand Ole' Flag

"...she's a high flyin' flag and forever in peace may she wave.  She's the emblem of, the land I love, the home of the free and the brave.  Every heart beats true for the Red, White and Blue ..."  Happy, Happy July 4th!   I hope you're having a fun and relaxing holiday.   It's been great here.   Last night we went to see fireworks in our hometown and today has been a rest and relax kind of day.  Of course, for me that meant time to play with stamps and paper :)   Always a good time for that!  
This card sketch is this week's CPS 272 sketch challenge.  It was perfect for my Patriotic card for the H2H Challenge and the Perfect Sentiments Challenge this week and of course to celebrate our Nation's Birthday!  Definitely counting Lucky Stars! 

Supplies:  CTMH CS Outdoor Denim,  Cranberry, Honey, White,  CTMH Stamps c1311 Lucky Stars,  CTMH Ink Outdoor Denim, Cranberry, Honey,  CTMH Organdy White Ribbon,  CTMH Glitz Glitter,  CTMH Sparkles,  Darice Stars Emboss Folder

Monday, July 2, 2012

You Made My Day

Yesterday I got invited to my SU! Demo New Catty Open House!  It was a really nice time. We made some cute cards, ate good food, chatted about stamping and then the hard part, choosing what on the "wish list" I wanted ... LOL!   Also another great option Sally provides is that she sells some of her retired DSP and stamp sets.   It's always fun to pick up some goodies to go home with.   I brought home (new to me) SU! Fresh Vintage & Everyday Enchantment DSP from SAB.  It was great since my Secret Sister this past round had gifted me with Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brads.    This card design came from MOJO Monday 247 .    Also the Challenge this week over at Twisted Tuesdays was to create a refreshing, Summer card using the color red.  Works for me!  This one's going to my SU! Demo for a fun Sunday afternoon!    This also rocks another 4 cards done in my 100 in 100 SCS Challenge.   Stay Inspired!
Supplies:   SU! Paper Cool Carribean, Close to Cocoa, DSP Everyday Enchanted,  SU! Stamps Fresh Vintage, Stem Sayings,  Ink (Misc Markers) SU! Everyday Enchanged Ribbon & Brads,  SU! Scallop Edge Punch,  SU! Emboss Folder Finial Press

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Grad 12

YAY for my baby son who graduated from high school this past June!   Of course the pictures arrived this week and I was anxious to scrap him getting his diploma.   The sketch this week for the SYAO22 Challenge over at Paper Secrets was a 1 photo page and I knew it would work for this picture ... SO Happy for him!  Now it's time to move onto College.   This is another done in my quest for 100 in 100  on our challenge over at SCS.   Keep using the stash!

Supplies:   Bazzill Basics Glazed Graduation,  CTMH CS Bamboo, Desert Sand, White,  CM Green,  CTMH Green Assorted Buttons,  CTMH Best Blossoms,  Misc Black Gingham Ribbon, CTMH Sparkles,  CTMH Chipboard Swirls