Saturday, August 8, 2009


Can you believe that the start of school is just around the corner? Where did the summer go? Harder to believe is that Miss Josie will be leaving my daycare at the end of the week to start her first day of kindergarten. I know I should be excited for her and I am VERY proud of her, she is growing up to be a sweet and adorable little lady. However, in all honesty, I am more blue then excited. She has been coming to me since she was a baby, I am great friends with her mom and Josie and her family have become part of our family. Just a week ago she got her ears pierced....yikes what's next, driving lessons?? Okay, that was a little bit of an exaggeration but you get my point. So this little project is for Miss Josie to celebrate her first day of kindergarten and her newly accessorized cute little earlobes. YOU ROCK JOSIE!! I found the idea for this project on the Whimsie Doodles blog. It was created by one of the DT members, Thanh Vo. She got the template from a SCS tutorial. You can also get the template by clicking here. The stamped image on the top flap is a digi stamp from Whimsie Doodles. The patterned paper is from the Blossoms and Butterflies DCWV paperstack. I used velcro for the closure of the flaps instead of magnetic snaps.

The backpack is the perfect size to hold the earrings we purchased for her. Fruitsnacks and other small treats would also fit inside comfortably. Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I think I have mentioned before that I really struggle with making masculine cards. I hate the fact that you can't give a guy a Bella stamped card or a card with the mermaid Anya stamped on it. My dad's birthday is at the end of the month and I was racking my brain trying to think of what kind of card I could come up with. Based on my dad's age I think Handy Mandy and Sponge Bob are out of the question. So when Melyssa, over at Whimsie Doodles, came out with the voodoo doll digi stamp I had to get it. She also has a few cute sentiments to go with the image like "sorry I am such a pain", which would have totally worked for my dad's birthday card as well. ;) Here's the inside....notice no bling or was hard to resist.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I am tickled to have received this blog award from both Julie over at Julie's Crafty Spot and Mary from KreatesKards. Thank you very much ladies!! I enjoy your blogs so much. Now to pass it on. There are so many that I feel I can pass this along to, but as the rules state below I must choose 5.

Here are the 5 ladies that I consider friends both in the blogging community and out. I have had the privilege of meeting all of them except Jeri and hopefully one day that will change! Please check out their blogs and see what they have been up to, they are very creative.

Here are the rules for this award: To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog. Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends. Link to your nominees within your blog post. Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.


I received this Beautiful Blog award from Jeri over at craftyjsplace. Thank you so much Jeri, I really appreciate it! I am passing this along to five ladies whose blogs I stalk on a regular basis. They are wonderfully talented and are a great inspiration to me. Please feel free to hop on over to their blogs to see what I am talking about.

Thank you ladies for being such an inspiration to me and our craft whether it be card making or scrapbooking!!