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Monday, August 20, 2012

Just Because

Today I called for someone at work and instead of getting the person I called for I talked to another work friend of mine.   It's been awhile since I talked with her.   Last year her husband passed away of a terminal illness so of course she went through a tough time.  Today's conversation was fun and pleasant.   I just didn't want to ask "So, how are you really?" but I was thinking it.  I decided that I wanted to send her a card and just let her know that I recognize it's probably still tough adjustment and just because I didn't bring it up didn't mean I wasn't thinking of her.   Sometimes at work difficult situations seem so much more complicated to talk about but it's still "life" ... KWIM?   So this is for Debbie and it's really "just because".   This sketch came from SCS Verve Challenge for this week. 

Supplies:  All A*Muse Studio - Paper Gingham & Shimmer Damask Lime,  French Roast Shimmer,  Latte Woodgrain,  Stamps Just Because,  Papillion,   Ink French Roast, Lime, Fern,  Lime Satin Ribbon, Just Blooms Flowers,  Green Assrtmt Buttons,  Pearls Sugar

Good Kitty ... Bad Kitty

This fun layout is for my SYAO challenge page this week over at Paper Secrets.  It's an August PageMaps Sketch.  I've been wanting to get my Kitty picts on a layout and this week I found this adorable Reminisce "Cat" Paper.  Too cute!  I loved the colors and was glad I could use them for this week's challenge page.   Our cats (Moo Moo & Kitty) are crazy about each other and we didn't even get them together.   We had Kitty first and it took her about 3 monthes to warm up to Moo Moo but now they're inseparable.   They're hilarious, one minute they're cuddling with each other and the next minute they're hissing at each other.   Too fun, guess that's what "family" is for.   Of course,  I had to make a 2nd page to go with the first .... LOL!  

Supplies:  Paper Reminisce Cat, CTMH Bamboo, CTMH Honey,  A*Muse STudio School Lined,  Queen & Co Trendy Tape, Cloud 9 Designs "I Love My Cat" Stickers,  CTMH Big Brads Black, CTMH Chipboard Tags,  A*Muse Studio Black Twine

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Wow...7 Days Later?

Hey Bloggin' Friends -- THANK YOU -- for stopping back by this week!  I can't believe it's been a whole week since I've posted?  Where did the time go.  I'm going to have to do better on that.   Well,  tonight I've completed this week's MOJO Monday #254 with some "blue" scraps I dug out for the Twisted Tuesday "feeling blue" challenge & the polka dots are for the Perfect Sentiment Challenge.   It wasn't all scraps because this is the first time I've had out the petite polka dot paper -- how CUTE!    We used the MOJO sketch as this week's CYAO inspiration over at Paper Secrets week #28.  It's all good and hopefully this week it won't take me so long to post again?!   Stay Inspired! 

Supplies:   All A*Muse Studio - Paper - Petite Polka Dot, Vintage, Shimmer Damask, Gingham - Blue,  French Roast Shimmer,  Stamps hand scripted,  Ink french roast,  Ribbon stitched french roast, Twine & Pearls also A*Muse Studio

Sunday, August 12, 2012

woot woot!

This is my first year that I don't have kids going back to "school" ... well high school or grade school.   College starts about the same time but when you're at that point you get yourselves ready to go, LOL!  I guess though a card from your Mom cheering you on is fun.   I didn't really have what I thought were "back to school" stamps but hopefully my boys will enjoy this one.  I came up with the "Back to School" card idea from the challenge over at Twisted Tuesday, started with this week's Freshly Made Sketch and  picked "Red, White & Blue" for the challenge over at A*Muse Studio Challenge.   Here's what I came up with. 

Stay Inspired!

Supplies:  All A*Muse Studio - Paper Pebble CS, Blue Damask Shimmer, Blue Shimmer, Stamps owls well, itty bitty birthday, Ink Lime, Cherry,  Momento Black,  Washi Tape Holiday, Button Assortment Cherry, Black Twine

Saturday, August 11, 2012

make a wish

well...I really didn't want to make a Birthday card but I need a sentiment with numbers for this week's Paper Secrets CYAO #27 challenge and I couldn't come up with another idea.  It's really late and I should already be in bed for church tomorrow but I wanted to get this sketch done.   I'll work on coming up with something else tomorrow.   This one as they say,  is "done" and "done is good".    This is also this week's MOJO Monday  Sketch.  I already have another idea to use this for so I'll definitely have to work on that as well. 
Enjoy your Sunday!   *** adding for Sunday ***  I'm much happier with this version

Supplies:  All A*Muse Studio - Paper Bellini Venetian, Latte Woodgrain, Swiss Dot, Wasabi, Bellini Satin Ribbon, Stamps itty bitty birthday, ink french roast,  buttons french roast assortment

Friday, August 10, 2012

Take Time to Smell the flowers

Ahhh, the sweet smell of hot summer days.  It's enticing to all of us.  Today is the day we get to show off our Cards for the SCS "Unidentifed Image Swap".   Every other month, the hostess stamps an image and sends it to us for us to color, come up with a card and return.  In exchange, we get to keep the 2 extra cards we made plus get 3 in return.   It's a really fun idea.  I wanted to do more coloring and this is definitely pushing me to work on those skills.   I do not have any House Mouse Stamps so this was fun.  The Sketch is MOJO Monday #247.   All supplies used were from PIF Items which is really fun to use to get the stash moving.   Stay Inspired!

Supplies:  Stamp House Mouse Take Time to Smell the Flowers,  SU! colored pencils,  Prima Marketing Madeline Papers, Seam Binding,  SU! Embosslits Butterflies, CTMH sparkles

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sharing for Sunday Night

#1 -- I love how this layout turned out but #2 much of the fun was in creating it.   I did a "Progressive Challenge" over at SB.Com.   Every 15 minutes the hostess gave us another list of items to choose from for our page.   My favorite part is the Button Tree.   My tree was cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and the stamps are "Bless this Nest" which I thought was cute for this page as it's my DS and GF at their new apartment.

Inspired by Butterflies

My wild flowers are finally starting to really come out and the butterflies love them.  Next year I don't plan to put my wildflowers up by the house because they just take too long to come out but...I will find a spot for them.   My card today is inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.  What a cute one!  I hope to use this sketch again soon as that SU! Top Note die is one of my faves.  The inspiration over at the A*Muse Studio Challenge blog was for ribbon, a button and a flower and I used my favorite A*Muse paper and color - Burano for the "girly" challenge over at Perfect Sentiments this week.   I hope all of you enjoy some sunshine and butterflies this week!   Stay Inspired!

Supplies:  A*Muse Studio Paper Latte Woodgrain, Burano Venetian Patterned, French Roast Shimmer,  Stamps:  A*Muse Studio sunny side of life,  A*Muse Studio Ink Fern, Burano, French Roast,   A*Muse Studio French Roast Button,  A*Muse Studio Burano Satin Ribbon, A*Muse Studio Blooms, A*Muse Studio Chocolate Twine, A*Muse Studio Diamond Glitter,   MS Petals Punch,  SU! Top Note Die

Party On

Happy August 5th!  It's time for our SCS Crafty Girls Blog Hop for this month!  I always look forward to our hop as the themes and crafty items that come from these ideas are GREAT!   This month's theme was from Carolina and she came up with the inspiration for us to celebrate her son's Birthday's with Animals, LOL!   Since I needed a card for my nephew,  this worked just perfectly for me.  The challenge this week on the H2H Blog was to use scraps and it worked perfectly with the sketch from CPS

Have FUN checking out the other SCS Crafty Gals Blogs:

Jeannette - Cre8tive Play
Melina - Crafty Scrapper

All Supplies CTMH:   Paper - Animal Cookies,  Stamps - It's a Zoo, Good Times,  Ink - Honey, Pear, Cranberry, Dutch Blue,  Cranberry Brads

Saturday, August 4, 2012

In the Nest

It's another week for the Paper Secrets CYAO Challenge, woohoo!   I can't believe it's week 26 ... good for us.  Always good to have more inspiration for cards.   I love it when the sketch is the MOJO Monday sketch as I always enjoy the inspiration from their site.  This week was no different and I do want to use this sketch again soon.  I loved they had hearts on theirs but as I put my card together, it took a different turn getting it done.   I'm pretty sure my Blog and Card friends might get tired of seeing the SU! "For the Birds" stamp, haha!   It's just so cute ...  

Supplies:   SU! Paper Ginger Blossoms,  SU River Rock CS,  SU! Stamps For the Birds,  SU! Ink Choc Chip, Regal Rose,  SU! Latte Buttons,   SU! Choc Chip Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Flowers misc