Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Chrismas eve

Wishing you all a wonderful day today. I hope you get everything you wished for this year! Thought I would show some more christmas cards that I made before christmas is over...

loved this unity itty bitty stamp...

christmas card 2

also love this studio calico label stamp that coordinates with the label punch!

christmas card 3

and these downloaded tickets are just too cute to use only once

christmas card 1

thanks for stopping by and have a holly jolly holiday!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Studio Calico wish list

Studio Calico posted a giveaway on their blog if you make a wish list on here is my SC wish list...
#1. Mr. Huey...schoolhouse (it's the only elementary color I do not have)
#2 woodgrain tweets...I just can't get enough of them!
#3 vintage doily MS punch.
#4 the new country side paper
#5 doily stamps

I could go on and on, but 5 seems about the right number...and I have a gingerbread house to assemble!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Inspired Blueprints sketch #62

and some more christmas cards!

here is the sketch...another 2-pager...whew!

IB sketch #62

and here are the cards I made...again using mostly BG (and if you can believe it, I still have some left!):

celebrate the season:

celebrate the season

and some details of the cute digi ticket

celebrate the season details

and peace:


Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Cards

are done and mailed...I made these using a Unity Stamp itty bitty stamp I found at my local I love those things! I used some old BG that I have sworn I will use up this year and after making these cards I just might accomplish that...I stamped with versamark and use American Crafts black glitter zing...also used my new Spellbinders diecutters and some stickles for a little Christmas sparkle...


stop by in the next few days and I will show you what I did with the scraps from these cards!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Inspired Blueprints sketch #61

The sketch for this week is a 2 pager and I thought it would be hard to translate into a card, but I found it quite easy and I love the results...and I have 2 more holiday cards done!

here is the sketch

IB sketch #61

and here are my cards both titled happy holidays!

the first one I used mostly October Afternoon those gingerbread men!

Inspired Blueprints,october afternoon

and the second using mostly Cosmo Cricket

Inspired Blueprints,cosmo cricket

Hope you are enjoying your holiday season and you can find some time to come over and play with us!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Inspired Blueprints sketch 60

happy thanksgiving week! I hope you are ready for the festivities...thanksgiving just may be my most favorite holiday and I am looking forward to all of it!

here is the sketch from Inspired Blueprints

Inspired Blueprints,sketches

I used bits and pieces of my Studio Calico kits that are hanging around and stome of my own are my cards:


Inspired Blueprints

I used some amazing hand made embellishments that I received in a swap...thank you Missy for the embellies...I love them!!

love you

inspired blueprints

have I mentioned that I am in love with Unity stamps minis!! I just can't get enough of them!!

thanks for stopping by and I hope you can find some time to play with us!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

A 2 LO day...

and that just doesn't happen very often! I just got my Studio Calico kit in the mail and it is down right fabulous! I had to use it right away...and I managed to get the weekly challenge and the sunday sketch done today!

first for the weekly challenge...use packaging on a LO...I used a coupon card that came in the is the exact same color as mag's gotta love it when things happen like that!


and the second is a LO for the 11.7 sunday sketch...and I used the grid stamp with stampin' up white craft ink and american crafts white zing emobssing!


that may be all the crafting for me this weekend...but you just never know...I do need to work on my gratitude journal!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

now this makes me happy

This totally made my day!

I made a LO for the 2 peas Studio Calico product challenge...and guess what? I'm a winner!! I will be receiving a package of Studio Calico goodness!! Here is the LO I made with a bunch of the new Elementary line...

studio calico,two peas in a bucket,spellbinders

Thanks for letting me share my scrappy joy with you!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Inspired Blueprints #60

this was an amazing sketch...I loved.loved it!

here is the many fun circles...what's not to love?

Inspired Blueprints

and my cards

happy day

Inspired Blueprints,sketches,Studio Calico,Spellbinders

hello my friend (I am seriously addicted to Unity Stamp minis!!)

Inspired Blueprints,sketches,Studio Calico,Spellbinders

Hope you can find some time to come and play!

Monday, November 1, 2010

30 days of gratitude

Happy November 1st! I am doing a gratitude journal for the 2nd time. I started last year because I just didn't think I had it in me to do a days of christmas one during the month of December (I might try that this year...we will see). So every day during the month of November I will (hopefully) take a pic and write about 1 thing that I am grateful for...this year I made a 4x6 album and I think I am really loving the is how it has started this year...

the cover

gratitude journal

the inside cover...with a quote

gratitude journal

and, yes, I do realize that gratitude is not spelled correctly, but if very un-me like fashion, I am going to let it go!

and the first week of journaling cards that will go inside the maya road envelope.

gratitude journal

the numbers are from a digital hybrid project from Jessica Sprague

Sunday, October 31, 2010

happy halloween

hope you all get a whole bunch of candy!!

our pumpkin family


and mags in her costume...but now she refuses to wear the wig that she had to have


Saturday, October 23, 2010

speaking of boo baskets

mags and I love to is a halloween tradition...this year we made baskets from LYB halloween paper left over from last year...and you know I love getting rid of some old stash to make way for some new! you have to be sneaky...and if you leave the basket for someone that knows of no other scrappy people but you it won't be a surprise!
this year we put in some pencils, erasers, pumpkin bubbles, spider rings, fangs and (of course) some candy...and some instructions in case they want to turn around and boo someone else.

boo baskets

Friday, October 22, 2010

Inspired Blueprints #58

Can it really be that time feels like it was just yesterday that I posted last...and where did the entire month of October go? the holidays are closing in like a freight train!

Here is the sketch #58

inspired blueprints

and here are the cards I made:

who said include with my boo baskets this year

inspired blueprints

i love you...for my dh for our 13th wedding anniversary

inspired blueprints

I used owl stickers from EAD Designs for both cards...their stickers and rub ons are so fun and easy to use!

Thanks for stopping by...I hope you find some time to play with us this month!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Inspired Blueprints #57

I had soooo much fun with this sketch! and you should see what the LO designers did with it! EAD Designs is our sponser this month and they gave us some really fun stickers and awesome rub ons to work with!

here is the sketch

Inspired Blueprints,Studio Calico

and here are the cards I made

I used EAD Design stickers on this one

Inspired Blueprints,Studio Calico

I used EAD Design rub ons on this one

Inspired Blueprints,Studio Calico

Hope you can find some time to come over and play with us!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I need some new friends!

Studio Calico has a new blog and to celebrate they are having some awesome giveaways! Go leave a comment and let them know that I sent user name is Leah! You could win too so hurry on over and leave a comment!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

happy weekend...

I had to pick up mags early from school yesterday because she had a headache and a low grade was nice to leave school a little early even if I forgot to submit my attendance before I rushed to pick her up...she seems fine today and that has given me a little time to play with my latest studio calico kit!!

I have to laugh every time this happens in our back yard...a LO for this week's SC sketch

the game

and the LO I did for last week's sketch challenge...mags with her cousins

the three of you

yay for the weekend!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's Inspired Blueprints time!

Sorry I have been MIA, but work has gotten the better of me and it doesn't seem like it is going to get better any time soon...but I do have some cards to share for the newest Inspired Blueprints sketch!

Here is the sketch...

Inspired Blueprints

and here are the cards I made...

thank you

Inspired Blueprints

sending a hug

Inspired Blueprints,studio calico

Check out the blog to see the other awesome cards and layouts by the other dt members...and I hope you have some time to play this month.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Inspired Blueprints #55

It's time for another fabulous sketch from Inspired Blueprints.

Here is the card sketch.

Inspired Blueprints #55

and here are the cards I made.

i love u

Inspired Blueprints,cards


Inspired Blueprints,cards

I don't even know how long I have had the Queen and Co. chip alpha circles...and I'm glad that I was able to use always makes me feel good to use something that has been hanging around a while.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can find some time to play with us this month!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day

Nothing like a long weekend...I love having a 3 day weekend and spending the whole time hanging out with the family and not doing any of the normal stuff that I need to do! I did get a LO done using last month Studio Calico kit...good thing to get at least 1 LO done before the next kit arrives in the mail next week...I really need to scrap more (but don't tell my husband).

Here is mags on her first day of 3rd grade...

studio calico,quickutz

I love these Quickutz nesting stars...I just used them for my bulletin board at school and they were sitting out so I used them here too!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Totally cool!

When I got home from work today I had an email from Ella publishing that my 8 is enough LOs were picked as the first winner!! You can check out their blog and take a look. I won the August Studio Calico kit and I am already a I see a giveaway coming soon.

Monday, August 23, 2010

just another manic monday

not really, but it makes for a good title!

this is my last teacher work day before the students arrive tomorrow...the beginning of school is always a little nerve racking for me and I never feel like I am prepared, but it always seems to work out somehow...

here's a little LO I did last week for the studio calico weekly challenge...a recipe cardstock, mist, stamp, border punches and bling...I used bits and pieces from various studio calico kits...I love it when I can use up some of my "older" stuff!

studio calico

here's hoping you have a super week! mwah!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

happy weekend and inspired blueprints!

Going back to school has really put the kabosh on my blogging but I think once things settle in I will be fine.

Inspired Blueprints sketch 54 is up! Hope you can find some time to come and play this month.

inspired blueprints

and here are the cards I made using some stuff from various studio calico kits

sending a hug

inspired blueprints,studio calico

token of my affection

inspired blueprints,studio calico

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Monday, August 9, 2010

happy monday!

I really loved the last Inspired Blueprints sketch and there was a 3 card challenge going on at Studio Calico that I decided to make cards for all of the teachers and staff that I work with...we go back to work on Thursday! yikes!

Inspired Blueprints,Studio Calioc

I also made these 3 cards for the challenge...for some reason I am all about the love right now!

I loved the little animals that came on a piece of paper in one of the Studio Calico kits...I just had to cut them out!

I love you frogs

I love you squirrels

and then I used up the waves from my volente beach page to make a little mini for mag's mail box!

time flies

hope you have a great week...thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Want to be Inspired?

Head on over to Inspired Blueprints and play with the new LO and card sketch!
Here is the card sketch:

Inspired Blueprints

and here are the cards I made:

happy birthday

Inspired Blueprints

welcome back to class

Inspired Blueprints

I made a bunch of the welcome back cards to give to the teachers I work with. We go back to work Thursday and I thought it might be nice to let them know that I really appreciate working with them! I'll post a pic of all of them later!