Monday, July 10, 2017

Make it Monday

Five weeks and three days left until school starts! The arguing and fighting back and forth...I'm so over it. Then there's the playing and getting along moments that do happen BUT they are so loud. Is it possible for them to play nice quietly...I don't think so.  That's all I have to say about that...rant over. 

This week's card is once again a sketch challenge within my team I am part of. And can you believe it I was the random winner and get to pick out a new stamp set! Now what will decide on? I am so's a good thing my upline Suzie Barnes is on the Stampin' Up! incentive trip in Thailand right now so that gives me a few extra days to decide.

I knew whatever the challenge was this week I wanted to try and use the new Foil Frenzy DSP. This is what I came up with. I love fast and easy cards! Sometimes that's all I have time for and this card requires no STAMPING! I had left over "Happy Birthday" dies and knew I wanted to incorporate that into my card. At first I wasn't sure about it, it's so bright and shiny and kind of hurt my eyes when I kept looking at it...LOL. 

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Make it Monday's been forever since I have done one of these post. Over the weekend I participated in a team color challenge and loved the color combo so much I thought I would share it. I needed a little push to throw together a quick card and I got to use some new product for the first time. I got some chores and errands done earlier today and we are having left overs for dinner so this gives me a little time to type up a quick post:)
P.S. Who doesn't love having leftovers?! It's almost like a night off from cooking!

I hope everyone has a Happy and safe Forth of July! 

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Blogging Friends Blog Hop

It's JULY!!!! And I am back! The last 2-3 months have been NUTS but I am so glad I took the time to create and join the hop this month. School is out...which means lots of chaos at my house. Not like there wasn't chaos before but now with 3 kids home ALL day LONG it can get pretty crazy around here. Only 6 weeks until school starts and I CANNOT wait! The littlest one will start Kindergarten sooooooo that will be interesting. 

So what I have been up to? Well....we went on an AWESOME vacation in April, lots of baseball, lots of field trips and school activities, then lots more baseball. Thankfully we will get a couple months before it starts up again. I am enjoying some down time. I am enjoying long mornings at home {even if they are crazy}, I am enjoying not having to leave the house, I am enjoying doing NOTHING! My Summer to-do list hasn't gotten any shorter yet. I think I finally chose a paint color. I think I went through about 10 or so samples. All the gray colors look so blue in my house BUT I think I have narrowed it down to two. 

This months theme is watercolor. I LOVE watercoloring. I chose this card because it is simple. You simply get your aqua wet and squeeze the water on the shimmer paper, then take the ink from your stamp pad with the aqua painter and let loose on your paper. I got mine a little too wet and it took awhile to dry plus it curled up the paper a little BUT I still love the way it turned out. This is one of the new in-colors Berry Burst. LOVE it!!! 

Let's see what Jodi has created this month.....I bet it's AWESOME!!!

I would LOVE for you to join me on Facebook!!!! Once I reach 100 members I am going to have an awesome give-a-way!!!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hello Friends! April is here!!! Another great hop this month. This months theme is YELLOW! Anything and everything YELLOW! I had a couple ideas right away. I aways try and work with what I have on hand. A couple months ago I got the Honeycomb embossing and the hostess set Pun Intended, so i knew I wanted to create a stamp using the Happy Bee-day stamp with the cute little Bee. The second card I created I wanted to use the Sunburst Thinly {I've had this one for months and this is they first time using it}. I also used both of these in yesterdays card class...two for one deal!
I hope you enjoy the cards I created and they inspire you! 

Let's hop on over to see what Leanne has for us this month. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Blogging Friends Blog Hop

WOW.....March is already here! February was kinda the calm before the storm....the next 3 months are going to be crazy. I know a lot of you can relate. This year we signed up our youngest for T-Ball so we will have 3 kids playing baseball this year. It's already nuts and we have only just started.  I barely have time now to craft and thankful for this hop and my monthly class that keep me going:)

This month's theme for our blog hop is Sale-a-Bration. I am sharing  this super cute calendar I made. When I first saw this set I knew I had to get it. It reminded me of my BFF and I started thinking right away what I could make her with this set. I immediately made her a little desktop calendar and popped it in the mail. Since then I have made another and this one I am going to give to another good friend.  I colored both with the new watercolor pencils in the Occasions catalog. They are super easy to use and I just love the way these turned out. 

The first one is the one I made for my BFF. 

This is the one I made for the hop and will be giving it to a friend. 

Cell phone photos...sorry very poor quality!

I am hoping to reach 100 members in my Facebook me by reaching this goal! Once I reach 100 members I am going to have an awesome Give-a-away!!! Join my group and stayed tuned!!!

Lets see what Jodi has created for us today!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hello Friends!!! I am so excited to be back this month and we have a guest joining us...Tami White! December was quite hectic and I was unable to pre-order any of the new goodies from the Occasions catalog so I had to skip January's hop. 

I was kinda stumped as to what I was going to do for the theme "Love". I didn't order the popular Sealed with Love Bundle {SUPER CUTE bundle by the way}. I have a couple sets that have love in them but I really wanted to do a watercolor card. I always have these "visions" in my head BUT most of the time my visions never turn out the way I want them this one. I would have liked the colors to blend a little better. Out of the ones I did I liked this one the best. 

I used Shimmery white cardstock {which I LOVE} and my Aqua painters to create the background. I initially wanted more layers but it was covering up the background that I wanted to show off. I love adding little nips of ribbon and twine. 

Let's see what Jodi has made today!

Jenny Lane

I would to see some new friends in my Facebook Group!