Saturday, July 31, 2010


yes...I am determined to get some scrapping done before my next studio calico kit comes in the mail. I got one done today and started another one that I may be able to finish up after dinner. I used my most recent studio calico kit for this LO...a pic of mags and her best friend this past week at the local water those LYB fabric waves!!

volente beach

and a close up of the waves...

volente beach details

have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

this makes me happy!

it seems like it has taken forever to get this room done...but today the tile went in and you know what that means right? sofa shopping!! but really it means that there is a place for the puppy when we all go back to school...and for me that is August 12th...yikes!!

new room 7.27.10

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Circle Flower Tutorial

These are just so fun and simple!

Step 1. Cut a bunch of circles in various sizes. I used circle punches to make it fast and easy.


Step 2. Cut a slit to the center of each circle.


Step 3. Add a line of glue along one edge of the cut slit and the overlap the other side of the slit. The more you overlap, the thicker your flowers will be.


Step 4. Embellish the center of the flower however you like. I used brads, but buttons, other flowers, bits of rolled up paper would also work.

And here is a bonus card from Inspired Blueprints sketch #52 using these flowers. Mags gave it to her grandfather.

inspired blueprints

Thanks for stopping and have a happy Sunday!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Inspired Blueprints sketch #52

I'm glad that I have Inspired Blueprints to keep be blogging...otherwise I might not post for the entire summer! Sketch 52 is up and it is a really fun many options!

Inspired Bluprints

and here are the cards I made:

happy father's day

Inspired Bluprints


Inspired Bluprints

I'll post a tutorial on the circle flowers in the next few days...they are super easy and fun!

Hope you can find some time to play with us!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Inspired Blueprints sketch #51

The card sketch for Inspired Blueprints went live today!

inspired blueprints

I actually created 3 cards for this sketch...that is not unusual for me...I do a couple of extra and then submit the cards that mags thinks are the best...real scientific, huh? The first 2 are the ones you can find on the IB blog and the final one is an extra added bonus for visiting my blog!

thinking of you

inspired blueprints

happy birthday

inspired blueprints

and the bonus has the same base as the happy birthday card, just changed the sentiment and added some flowers and ribbon instead of balloons

inspired blueprints

thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time to come and play with us!

Monday, July 5, 2010

happy 4th of July

yes...I know that it is the 5th of july already...I can't believe it...where did june go???
I finished up my last 2 LOs for the eight is enough challenge...first and update of the products I used:
ella publishing,8 is enough challenge
I switched out the border punch and my wild card item turned out to be my spellbinder circles...I love me some circles!

here's some pics of mags on memorial day

ella publishing,studio calico,8 is enough challenge

and a pic of my dad with the grandkids from thanksgiving last year

ella publishing,studio calico,8 is enough

I used a lot of stitching on these LOs...more than I usually do...and I kept thinking that if I only had "insert perfect item here" then my LO would somehow magically transform into something perfect. But I'm glad I did it...I used up some of my June kit and now won't feel so bad when my July kit hits the front porch!