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On Monday I got my box with new Papertrey Ink goodies in it. Unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to stamp. We didn’t end up going to the Aquarium because the boys spent the entire weekend fighting and we weren’t going to make the trip and spend that amount of money to have them fight the entire time. Instead we ran some errands that needed to be completed, and I made arrangements to have Bandit evaluated for boarding this summer while we go to Disney. Yesterday was spent driving to and from the boarding facility. He passed his tests with flying colors and I think he’s really going to like it there. It’s a cage free environment and he’ll get to play with other boarders and dogs that go there for doggy day care as well. So I finally got to ink up some of my new stuff this morning. I used Grunge Me and Boy Basics Rock On for this card. The sketch is Fall to Layout 137.

The remainder of this week is going to involve cleaning for Colin’s birthday/1st Communion Party this weekend and hopefully we’ll have an end to this never ceasing rain so I can cut the grass again. I feel like we live in a tropical rain forest, but without the warm humid weather. Just exactly where is spring?


Bright Baby Congrats

It’s been a few days since I’ve been able to stamp anything. Last week I had company on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon and had an eye dr. appointment on Friday. I can’t stamp when my eyes are dilated and I got to leave with a prescription for glasses – I must be getting old! Then on Saturday we had an Easter Egg hunt in the YMCA pool for the kids and then we assembled our raised garden bed and unassembled our trampoline to make room for the garden beds. The weekend weather was way too nice to stay inside. But it’s cold again and it was time to be creative.

I combined Fall to Layout 135 with the CAS Inspiration challenge on SCS today. I was fun to create a bright baby card. I normally go for pastels and traditional colors so this pushed me out of my comfort zone.  I combined Nursery Necessities and the Nursery Numbers wheel from Stampin’ Up! with the It’s Official stamp set from Papertrey Ink for the sentiment.

I hope you are having a fabulous Monday!


Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Nursery Numbers wheel (Stampin’ Up!), It’s Official (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: sewing machine, dimensionals, large star punch, Creative Memories Curvy Cutter, half pearl


Easter Egg Wishes

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As soon as I saw FTL134, I knew I wanted to incorporate the Easter Egg image from Easter Blossoms. I picked a few colors from the Subtles color family that I felt were pastel and would work well with this theme and got to stamping. I ended up using Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, So Saffron and Perfect Plum. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock and cut them out. I then mounted them with dimensionals on Naturals White that I had added score lines to. That was matted on Pink Pirouette and then onto Baja Breeze. I added the All Holidays sentiment on a Baja Breeze banner in Marina Mist ink and then dressed up the eggs with half pearls.

Today has been a crazy day of running around. I took Evan to school, volunteered in the school library, ran a few errands and then picked up Evan. I’m going to be leaving soon to take him to the Dr. because I think he’s getting a sinus infection. It seems to be going around his classroom.

Tomorrow I have Colin’s birthday party invitations to share with you. He was thrilled with how they turned out.


Stamps: Easter Blossoms, All Holidays
Paper: Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Naturals White, Whisper White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Perfect Plum
Accessories: dimensionals, half pearls


Modern Friend

The weekend flew by faster than I thought it would. I was hoping to at least get some stamping done, but of course I barely even set foot in my basement. Our weekend started with a date night for Roger and I. We went to Big Fish Bar and Grille in Wilmington and we’d have never have found this restaurant had it not been for a gift certificate we got to It was really good and the boys had fun with our new babysitter. She even enjoyed herself enough to come back in two weeks! Saturday was spent running around and on Sunday we celebrated March birthdays and anniversaries. I did get a Papertrey Ink package on Saturday and I couldn’t wait to ink up the Modern Basics stamp set. It’s right up my alley and it’s going to be perfect for some of my favorite CAS cards. I combined FTL133 with the clean and simple challenge on SCS for this card.

Here is to a creative week for all of us!


Stamps: PTI: Modern Friend
Paper: Naturals White, Basic Gray
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White craft
Accessories: Basic Gray ribbon, Linen Thread, PTI spring mix button, dimensionals, sponge dauber


Big Baja Wishes

This is going to be a crazy week. I have one child on Spring Break and one in school. I’m lucky that they are too young to complain about a little thing like that. I wish that we could have a lazy week of getting up late and lounging around in our pj’s but instead I get up at our normal time, get Evan ready for school and then make Colin get up so that I can take Evan. Tomorrow he’s taking the day off though so that I can take Colin to have his 1st Communion suit tailored.

I stamped this card on Friday. The sketch is Fall to Layout 132 and the color combination is from the Embellish Color Trends Challenge.

I used an image from Bring on the Cake along with three punches to create a simple yet masculine birthday card. I love how the little 1/4″ circle punch can add so much texture to the bottom Baja Breeze layer of the card. Instead of using ribbon, I used a few lines of natural hemp twine and I couldn’t not use an embellishement so I added a rhinestone to the star to make it twinkle.

Today is going to be one of the only nice weather days of Spring Break. After today we have rain and snow in the forecast. We’re going to make sure to make the most of it today. I hope you have a fantastic Monday!


The Case of Do What I Say . . . – SUO Challenge

and NOT What I Do!  Today I was supposed to have a SUO Challenge 3 project to show you.  However, do to a mistake on my part I messed up and I don’t have an actual sample to show you.  I initially had it in my head that it was a Halloween Challenge, and it was, but it was to use a Halloween set from the Holiday Mini catalog.  Then to include those that may not celebrate Halloween it was opened up to any set from the Holiday Mini catalog.  I just had in my head to make a Halloween card, so I pulled out my favorite Greeting Card Kid and Wicked Fun specialty paper and got started.  I used the Fall to Layout 109.

I hope you have a chance to participate with us!  Remember this challenge is to use ANY stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog.  I’d have made a new sample, however, I am one step behind as I was planning my Holiday Mini catalog order for this week so I don’t yet own any of the products.

Today is a BIG day!  Our brand new Mohawk SmartStrand carpet is being installed in the great room and hallway to the boys rooms.  We knew our builder grade carpet was in bad shape, but as soon as the room was empty we realized just how ugly it really was.  We can see the paths we followed everyday for the last 6 1/2 years.  So last night I spent time barricaded in my bedroom with the dogs.  I’ll post a photo soon of how I puzzled 2 couches, 2 buffet cabinets, an upright piano, a 200+ lb TV and a Lazy-boy recliner into my dinette area.  It was jammed packed, hence why I was barricaded.  We gave the boys strict orders to yell for us if they needed anything in the middle of the night and told them that under no circumstance were they to walk in the furniture filled area.

Have a great Tuesday!  While the installers are here I’m going to stamp!  There isn’t much else I can do inside of the house while they are here anyway.

Blessed Fall

We got a taste of fall weather over the weekend and just missed the first frost last night.  I’m hoping to not have to turn on the furnace until November and this week we are supposed to warm up to 80 by mid-week again.  Maybe I’ll just be able to make it.  I did notice that the trees are all starting to turn and fall colors are some of my favorites.  I tried to capture that in my card.  I used Fall to Layout 110 and paired Autumn Splendor with Harvest Home.  They are both Stampin’ up! stamp sets.

Today I’m working on moving all of the furniture out of the living room.  The only things left right now are the piano and the TV.  I’ll need Roger’s help to move both of those.  Tomorrow the carpet installers should be working between 7 and 7:30.  I’ll have The Case of the Do as I Say and Not as I Do for you tomorrow.  Stop by for another SUO Challenge!