Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Our niece, Alyssa, just recently started kindergarten. Here is the backpack and card that I made for her to celebrate this milestone. The stamped images are all from Whimsie Doodles and the patterned paper is from the SU Bella Rose collection. We placed a pack of fruit snacks and a bracelet that my daughter Brittany made for her in the little backpack. Hope everyone is having a great week!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


The month of September always starts our crazy event/holiday season that lasts until late March. This month alone we have 7 birthdays that we celebrate and I need to make cards or gifts for. October another 4 birthdays, November there's a few and don't even get me started about the month of December, not to mention it's Christmas....arghh!!!

Here is a fun card that I made for another daycare child's birthday. Brady LOVES anything Mickey. There is not a day that goes by that he is not in a Mickey or Disney t-shirt. I have been wanting to make one of these tri-shutter cards for some time and thought Brady's card was the perfect test subject. I can not believe how EASY these are to make. I found the directions HERE . Here's what the card looks like closed and ready to put in a envelope......

.......and here it is all opened up.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Mary over at kreateskards posted a challenge yesterday challenging everyone to use an item they haven't used before. You know we are all guilty of it.....buying items that we just HAD to have and those must have items have been sitting and sitting and sitting....unused.

Case in point, I purchased the below House Mouse stamp back in March of this year and have not used it prior to today. My argument?? It was on sale....I got it for only $3.....I just had to buy it right?!? Okay Mary, I took your challenge and finally put ink to this stamp. I haven't finished the inside yet but I think I will put something like..."Hope your birthday is a GOUDA one." LOL. Sometimes I just crack myself up.

So my question for everyone else is..."what are you guilty of buying that is still unused and what was your reason for having to have it?"

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


This is a birthday card for another one of my daycare babes. She is turning 4 this week and loves Snow White. She has seen a few of my stamped cards before and loves to look at them. She even grabbed the Greeting Farm ballerina card one day from the top of my stereo where it was drying and told her mom to "quick put it in the backpack", which is their daily bag they bring to my house with their change of clothes. She was trying to hi-jack it. LOL.

Does the stamped image look a little familiar? It might as it is the same Princess Anya stamp from the Greeting Farm that I used on the thank you card for Josie on my previous blog post. I altered the stamped image to look like Snow White. I cut off the wand, crown and some of the length of her hair. Thank goodness Snow White has dark hair so that I could cover up the portion of the crown and wand that I was not able to cut off as it overlapped onto her hair. I used Christmas Red stickles to make her head band and a Paper Bliss clay cupcake embellishment to mask the portion of her hand that held the wand. I am pleased with how this one turned out and hope Miss Hailey likes it as well.

Monday, September 7, 2009


As stated in my previous blog post, one of my daycare babes, Miss Josie, started kindergarten last month. I hear she absolutely loves it and I am sure she has made a ton of new friends!! This is a thank you card I made for her after receiving the most adorable card (wait til' you see the envelope she decorated for it....it's too cute!!) and present from her last week.

This is my first attempt at the shaker box/treat cup type of card. I think it turned out "okay" but I am not entirely too happy with it. As you can see the confetti I used for the inside keeps clinging to the sides of the plastic where I glued it down. I definitely need to play with this type of card some more. The stamped image is from the Greeting Farm and is called Princess Anya. For the plastic cup I re-purposed the plastic covering of the red tacky tape container.

This is what prompted the creation of the thank you card. Here is my present from Josie. It's more Greeting Farm stamps. That girl sure knows what I like. Here is the adorable envelope she made to hold the present and card. All of the daycare babes call me "Bebba" as Deborah is too hard for them to say when they start talking.........

.......and here is the inside of the card. Look how great her printing is already. She is way too smart for kindergarten!! Thanks again Josie and as always.....YOU ROCK!!!