Saturday, June 30

Beautiful Friend

I always like to find more butterfly stamps--especially with matching dies. But even if they don't have dies, I often end up cutting them out. I like how it adds some dimention.

That's what I did with these really pretty ones from Clear Dollar stamps and Gina K. The biggest one is from Gina K. I heat embossed the smaller one in white so I could stamp it on the Melonberry cardstock. The leaves are from Papertrey Ink's Turning a new leaf. I kind of like the melonberry-gray combo.

Tomio and Leah are off at her golf tournament today. I'm hoping to catch up on a little housework and some stamping :) Thanks for stopping by today!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Friday, June 29

thinking of you...

I had fun making this card :) Used lots of my favorite stamps.

I really like stamping in layers--the text, the flourishes and then the flowers. The banner is just hand cut. I popped it up to add room for the twine under it. I punched the butterflies out of clear acetate and then inked the edges with white stazon. And...that's it :)

Thanks for stopping by today!!! Hope you are staying cool. It's supposed to be pretty hot here today...hoping to stay inside :)

Monday, June 25


I don't think I really like this card. And I almost didn't post it. But, since I never know what others seems to like, and when I send in cards to magazines, 8 times out of 10 they choose my least favorite, I thought--why not? lol  So here it is. 

I still don't love it. But I do like the idea of it, so maybe I'll try again and try to change up something.
Pretty sure all the supplies are from Papertrey, but if you have a question, please just ask :)

Thanks for stopping by!! Time for us to do school here. Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, June 23

fun :)

I've been making a lot more cards than layouts lately. But yesterday I made a layout, and it was so much fun! Really want to do some more. Sorry I don't have the picture of that one on my computer yet, but I do have one that I made before it.

Pretty simple, but I was really pleased with how it turned out. I stitched all the lines between the pictures. And I even used some stamps on it too :) These pictures of when my Cutie learned how to ride his bike without training wheels. (He's so big now *sniff*).

Thanks SO much for stopping by today!!! I hope you have an awesome day!

Monday, June 18

I realize

my posting has been pretty sporadic lately. But that seems to kind of match my stamping too, unfortunately. Haven't been completely myself lately, and with the "must do" things like, you know, cooking and homeschooling, stamping is the first thing that gets bumped. I am hoping to get back to being normal me soon....

Anyway, here is the card I made my dad for Father's day.

I like how it turned out. I really didn't know how to tie a tie, so I had to work at it for awhile lol. But  I did figure it out :) Other than that, really simple, like I like. All supplies for this are from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope your week is looking bright so far!!

Tuesday, June 12


Another not quite so CAS card. While I do like making CAS cards, sometimes it is still fun to pile it on a little :)

That's kind of what I did with this card. I stamped this newsprint in kraft ink on the pink cardstock for something a little different. The tree trunk stamp and is from Papertrey's Trendy Tree Tops set. I mixed a couple of different sentiments together and made it into a banner. I inked the edges for some defintion and popped it up on pop dots. And that's about it :)

Thanks for stopping by today!!I hope you are having a super week so far. At my house everyone is counting the days still Rhys-ter gets back :)

Monday, June 11


It's that time of year here--summer camp for my kiddos.  Levi is still too little to go, but both Leah and Rhys will go. Rhys's is this week and Leah's is next week. They are beyond excited and have a wonderful time :) I, on the other hand, am not nearly as excited :( Since I homeschool, I see them all day, everyday. Now of course, that does mean that, yes, every now and then I *do* need a break. But, when they are gone, goodness, I miss them!! So do their brothers and sisters too. I guess it's not a bad thing for them to realize how much they actually like each other though :)

Okay---on to today's card. This one I just sort of started stamping and playing and then it just slowly came together. I just kept trying out some of my faves. I haven't used the chevron stripes a lot yet, but I can tell already that I like them :) I love finding new stamps to make pretty backgrounds with. The butterflies are from Clear Dollar stamps. Oh, and the chevrons are from Papertrey. I debated where to get some, since so many companies have them now. In the end, I went with the Papertrey one because I thought it would be most versatile since I could switch around the patterns of different strips. Also makes it easy to add just a border, like I did in this card.

And that's it :) I stayed up way too late last night, and I am off to bed. Thank you SO much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, June 5


I'll do it again. I have to apologize for the lack of posting again. I'm actually disappointed when I don't get to because I like posting. But apparently, this embassy-passport-citizenship situation is more taxing than I thought it would be. I don't if any of you have had to deal with all the paperwork involved with having kids overseas, but I'll tell ya, it's never straight forward. Unfortunately I don't see us being done with it any time soon, so I'm just trying to stop worrying about it for now...

Anyway, I thought I would post a layout :) Seemed like it had been awhile.

These pix are a couple of years old, but I thought they were cute :) And I'm not a chronological scrapper, so I just scrap whatever I'm in the mood for.  I liked how it turned out :) I hand drew and stitched the puff of smoke since I couldn't seem to find anything I had that awas just right. Added some machine stitching and staples, and that was about it.

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope your week is very uneventful and restful :)