Tuesday, February 28

we had

 a very full busy day today. The cousins came over, which means everyone had way too much fun and was way too wild :) Even Miss Emma was excited about Olivia coming over. Having a girl-cousin only four months younger than you must be pretty awesome :)  Us mamas managed to get some chatting, hair-dying, more chatting, baking done. and we even looked at some stamping stuff heehee :)

So this card *isn't* one from today. Just a simple card I made with lots of stamps and coordinating die cuts. Nothing too fancy, just a fun little card. Stamps are from Wplus9 and Papetrey Ink.

okay--that's it for me today.  Need some rest I think :) Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a super day!!

Thursday, February 23


So since I really liked these colors, I actually made a few different cards with this week's CR84FN combo:

I wasn't sure how I like all of them, but I thought I would go ahead and post another one of them anyway. Hopefully I'm worst critic, right?

This is mostly lavender, with a just a pop of gray and chartreuse. I'm actually really bad at fussy cutting, but I wanted tiny butterflies, so I did the best I could lol. I stamped the flowers in lavender and then colored them in with copics. I thought it had a much softer look than when I stamped then in black. All stamps are from Papertrey.

Thanks for stopping by today! I am *so* ready for the weekend :)

Wednesday, February 22

how about some embossing

I've mentioned mine love/hate relationship with embossing before. So I decided to keep working at it and try to push it more towards the "love" side lol.

I do like how this card turned out. Though I did find it kind of hard to get the clear embossing to show up in pictures well. I really like these labels from Papertrey. When I first saw them, I wasn't crazy about them. But when I saw the stamps to go with them, I started really wanting them heehee. So glad I got them! Lots of pretty stamps in this set.

I like the pink and black together too. I added some baker's twine and a heart to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today! It's a cold, rainy day here, so I'm thinking baking and stamping sounds just about right :)

Sunday, February 19

I did it :)

Yay!  I actually am participating in a CR8T4FN challenge twice in a row. I loved this week's colors even more than last time's.

See, so pretty! But for some reason I actually had a harder time coming up with what I wanted to make.
In the end this is what I came up with:

I think I like it lol. I surprised myself and only used a tiny bit of the lavender, even though it was my favorite color out of the three.

The pretty butterfly is from Clear Dollar stamps--I love the matching dies. The sentiment is from Papertrey's Gracious Vases. Oh, and the background text is from Hero Arts ( use it entirely way too much lol).

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'm off to check out all the other lovely creations submitted for the challenge this time :) And then I'm going to enjoy this great weather we have here today and take my peeps out for a walk.

Thursday, February 16


I realized I don' use a lot of purple in my cards. I use *plenty* of lavender, but not much "purple". But since I got a pack of purple cardstock, I thought I would sort of challenge myself to make some cards with i.

So far, I've made this 1. heehee. But I do think I like how it turned out :) It's a very deep purple, isn't? The houndstooth background is from Unity.

And the frame and sentiment are from Wplus9, the sprig is from Verve, and the flower is from Papertrey.hee. A lot of different stamp companies for this one.

Okay--I'm off to straighten up the house before Tomio and Leah get back from playing a round of golf today. Way too cold for me, but I guess they enjoy it... : ) Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, February 14

how about a square

card? A little one. I made this one a little while ago...

A little bit different. Added lots of hand-stitching. I added one of the pretty butterflies from Cleardollar stamps. I embossed only the top half of the cardstock. I didn't like the line that was in between, so I added some twine on top.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm off to play some Yahtzee with my peeps :)

Sunday, February 12

not quite ready.

I'm not quite ready for Monday. I'm pretty sure I need at least another day and a half...But I did have a good weekend :) I got some "happy mail" from 2 different magazines:) yay :)

Anyway, here is a card I made right after I got my new Wplus9 stamps. I used just a single damask image to make the background, and it was surprisingly easy. Then  I stamped over it with Hero Arts Friendship definition background stamp. I get *a lot* of use out of that stamp :)

Then I just finished off with a couple of buttons and as sentiment from Wplus9 too.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are a little more ready for Monday than I am...

Wednesday, February 8

I've been

to the doctor so much this year that they have totally gotten to to know me and my kids. The nurse asked me, "oh, so it's just Emma today?" I guess it's a good thing. I actually really like our pediatrician and dermatologist. Oh, and the dentist too. When I called to make my last appointment, the receptionist was like "it's your birthday this week, isn't it?" heehee :)

I really like how this card turned out. Especially considering it's not a "CAS" card. Lots of different stamps one this one-- some Verve, some Wplus9, Impression Obsession for the background.

I really like how Impression Obsession has huge background stamps that cover the whole background. I also really like Verve's dies, like I used for the sprigs. I wish they had even more :)

Thanks for stopping by today! I haven't stamped in a couple days, so I'm really hoping to today.

Monday, February 6

I'm back :)

I had a wonderful birthday weekend :) I was treated to lots of presents,  yummy meals and desserts. Oh, and movies too. Kind of hard to go back to normal after such a nice pampered weekend.heehee :)

I more layered card than normal today.  I really seem to have trouble using pattern paper on my cards. I love it for my layouts, but I just can't seem to get it to work well for my cards.... But I kind of like how it worked here.

The frame is stamp is from Wplus9,and the cupcakes are from Taylored Expressions. Oh, and the pattern paper is from K&Co. I thought about adding a sentiment, but it just didn't seem to need one.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope are having a lovely week.

Thursday, February 2

simple Thank you

Today I have a simple embossed card.

I really love this image fro Wplus9. I outlined the flowers with a pale gray copic after I embossed it. I know, pretty standard, but the first time I actually did it. I really like this silk ribbon too. The sentiment is also from Wplus9.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'm so glad it's almost the weekend. Which also happens to mean it is almost my birthday :) I love my birthday because my sweet dh always takes off from work and spoils me :)

Wednesday, February 1

CR84FN challenge

I haven't participated in any challenges yet this year. But I *really* had been wanting to, hopefully this will be the start of good things:) Here is the inspiration photo for this week's CR84FN challenge.

I really liked the colors this time. I pretty knew right away that I would have to add a little kraft too, and I was right.

I know it is mostly red, but it really does have all 3 colors :) I stamped and colored the little birdies from Taylored Expressions. Added a little kraft and some twine from Jillibean Soup.

Simple, but cute :) Might be the Valentine I give my dh this year :)

Thanks SO much for stopping by today! I hope you are having a terrific week!!