Sunday, March 31, 2013


Most of you are not aware that this past December I ran my very first, and hopefully not my last, full marathon.  Yep, 26.2 miles of pure insanity in some of the worst weather ever.  I survived but have had some trouble getting my running mojo back.  I saw THIS EXAMPLE of an exercise journal on STAMPFAIRY'S blog and thought that maybe if I had a cute running journal it might help kick start my motivation.

The stamped image is called Barry Diet 1 from STAMPFAIRY. I colored the image with my Copics, added a few bits of scrap paper and added it all to a 50 cent notebook I picked up at Ben Franklin.I think it turned out super cute.  I also made one for my oldest daughter to help her get motivated in running with me. 

Starting today, I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things and start running again.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013


 Just a short and sweet post to share with you all that WHIMSIE DOODLES has a free bunny basket template available for download on their BLOG.  You can see my attempt at it in the above pic.  It was easy to put together and is perfect for a little treat.

In case you were wondering what was in my little bunny basket look at the picture below.  Just how stinking cute are these Ghirardelli chocolates?!?!  I found them at Target and could not resist them.  Two of these chocolates fit perfectly in the bunny basket.
You only have a few days left before Easter so hurry on over to WHIMSIE DOODLES and grab your template while you can!

Monday, March 25, 2013


Occasionally, my daughter, Brittany and I like to put our two hobbies together for a combined gift to a loved one.  I dabble in paper and stamps and she is talented in the baking department.  When a birthday pops up we like to pick a theme for that person.  I make the card and she makes some kind of wonderful baked goodness to go with it. 

This year for a friend's birthday we decided on butterflies and color.  My card is a CASE'd creation from a card I found on Pinterest.  The original creator is Tracey Cuccia.  You can see her beautiful creation HERE.  Some white cardstock, colored scraps, a few rhinestones and a butterfly punch is all it took to complete. 

You can take a peek at Britt's blog, LOVIN' FROM THE OVEN, to see the gorgeous and yummy cookies that she made to go along with this card.  She did a really great job!!

Happy Monday!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013


I will start this blog post by saying, I am SO in love with the inside of this card!!  I have never seen the inside of a card done like this before.  I discovered it while on a recent trip to my LSS.  I'm sure it's old news as I am always WAY behind on what is trending in the card making/scrapbooking world. 
This card was created using the INKY ANTICS HoneyPOP clear stamp collection - Basket Bunny.  The set comes with 15 clear stamps and I used 14 of them to create this card.  Every little image; the grass, the flower, the butterfly, each of the eggs, etc. is a separate stamp.  The set includes a stamp (in this case the basket) that you stamp on the Honeycomb Paper Pad to get the 3-D effect.  It was a lot of work with the stamping and cutting for a simple card with very little detail, but it was really easy to put together.
I'm thinking that I need to purchase a few more of these sets.  They would make fun cards for children, don't you think?


Thursday, March 14, 2013


I can not even begin to tell you how excited I am that I do not have a crafty post to share with you all today.  No crafty post because my scrapbook room has been emptied and torn apart for two whole weeks.  I should be upset but I'm not because look at what my sweet hubby has done for me!!!!  New flooring!  Bye bye yucky carpet, hello gorgeous!!  LOL 
The new flooring is done and I am slowly moving things back into the room.  I say slowly because I am taking my time going through every little thing before putting it away, dusting and reorganizing. 
I am loving my room re-do and can not wait to share some pictures when I get it put back together this weekend.

Monday, March 11, 2013


Just how cute is this little surfer Anya image?!  I got her for Christmas and could not wait to ink her up!!  I decided to use her on a birthday card for a sweet friend who happens to be a very cool chick, just like Anya here. 

Surfer Anya can be purchased from THE GREETING FARM.  They are one of my most favorite stamp companies! The palm tree and sun were cut from the Life's a Beach Cricut cartridge.  The tree was cut at 4 1/2 inches and the sun at 1 inch.  I added a little Glossy Accents to her Surfboard and popped up the flower in her hair.  Do you like the little buttons?  They were a impulse purchase while on a recent trip to my LSS.  I just couldn't pass up those little sunglasses. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013



This card was the fastest card I have ever put together....EVER!  I'm thinking I need to make a few more to add to my card box for those unexpected birthdays that always seem to pop up.  The image is a digi stamp that I found on a freebie digi site some time ago.  I neglected to make note of where it came from at the time I downloaded it.  :(  I hate when I do that because I like to give credit to those whose images I use.  So if anyone in blogland knows who makes this image could you please let me know so I can give proper credit?

I quickly colored the image in with my Copics, matted and punched a border in black and then added a few rhinestones.  It literally took me ten minutes, if that, to make this card. 

I realized in trying to get a decent photo of this card that I really really hate taking photos of white cards. 

Monday, March 4, 2013



This is another CASE creation.  I discovered THIS card on Pinterest and fell in love with it right away.  It's so simple and festive.  I love the bright colors that Laura Bassen used on her card.  However, considering I had to make a birthday card for my BIL, I decided to stick with more of a monotone look.

The circle punches and my BIL's name were cut out of paint sample cards that I had on hand.  Takes the guess work out of whether or not the blues I picked out looking good together.  I used the Diesel font from Quickutz for the name and a $1 Studio G stamp for the sentiment. 

This card would be cute in reds or pinks with little hearts instead of dots for that special someone, I'm thinking.  Make sure to check out Laura's BLOG, she has some really beautiful creations.