Tuesday, April 23

and suddenly...

it seems  a week has gone by(!) how did that happen? I have been dealing with a few sickies here. I've been really preoccupied with homeschooling plans at the moment too, which seems to keep from really getting into stamping. Golden Week is coming up here in Japan, so I'm hoping to get in some good crafting time then :)

Anyway, here is a card I made last week. I love how it is really simple, yet still pretty :)

It is hard to capture in a photo though. All supplies are from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope your week has been going well :)

Wednesday, April 17

April showers...

Seems we've been having a fair amount of rain lately. But it is still getting rather warm too. I actually LOVE spring weather! I love it when the nights get cool, but not cold :)

Anyway, here's a card.

Just a quick one. This one I just happened to put to together when I saw the woodgrain and red scraps on my desk together lol. But I think it turned out pretty nice. I heat embossed the sentiment in white. I like how it adds some interest. Oh, and I really like the butterfly. It is from Stampin' Up!, and has  a matching punch.

Ok, that's it for me today. I have lots of laundry and school waiting for me :) Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, April 12

the weekend....

is here :)yay. I really do enjoy doing our "homeschool." But it also nice to have a couple day off to do other things around the house and with the kids.

Here is today's card. Just having a little fun with die cuts and matching stamps. I really like this look, and I'm sure I'll try it again with some different stamps :)
Oh, all stamps and papers are from Papertrey Ink on today's card.

Thanks SO much for stopping by!! I hope you enjoy your weekend too!

Wednesday, April 10


Just a quick card to share. Kind of busy around here with school, golf swimming...

Anyway, here it is. I  heat embossed the flower in white after stamping the background. Then I colored it in with copics, just for a little bit different look. I kind of like it...lol. But it was fun to something different :)

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you have a super day!

Friday, April 5

more clean and simple.

Here's another clean and simple card for today.

I used some of my favorite PTI stamps on this card--these flowers from Larger Than Life. I also *love* the background text stamp. It is from Stampabilities. It took me awhile to find a fancy script stamp that I really liked, but this one is perfect. I embossed the sentiment in white--I seem to be embossing on several of the cards I have been making lately.

Thanks SO much for stopping by today! Are you ready for the weekend? I definitely am :).

Tuesday, April 2


I didn't expect to be so busy last week. It was good though. We had a great Easter service at church, a BBQ and a fun Easter egg hunt.

Leah didn't place in her tournament this time, but she DID manage to get a HOLE-IN-ONE!!!! Pretty amazing, if I do say so myself :) They interviewed her for the paper and everything.

okay, on to today's card.

Sticking with the clean and simple. I really like how stamping with red on kraft looks. And well, I always like brown and kraft together. It was a little trickier than I hoped, masking off to stamp the leaves. Made me think of getting some Eclipse masking tape I've seen others use...Oh, the leaves are from Papertrey, frame from Waltzingmouse and the sentiment is from Sweet N Sassy stamps.

Thanks SO much for stopping by today!!! Have an awesome day :)