Friday, July 18, 2014

running fingers over paper

sometimes I just gotta do that
run my fingers over paper
it relaxes me
especially when I'm suppose to be doing something else
like packing
or chores
yep, I'll pick the paper every time!

Sunday Stamps #80 is a sweet little sketch
Friends with Flair from Unity Stamp Co.

Printed Paper - Gina K. Designs Love Letters
Cardstock - Stampin' Up Primrose Petals
Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Heartfelt Sentiments
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Bling - Freckled Fawn Enamel Dew Drop Stickers

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Just Beachy

oh a vacation would be spectacular...
but alas, my Girl's Getaway Vacay had to be cancelled
You see my Best Friend almost died July 3
so I made a mad dash up to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO
and thankfully she will be fine
but she was in there for a week
I stayed with her most of the time
I couldn't work knowing/not knowing

Here is what we should have been doing:

Here is the pic of our "Hospitalcation"

now go join the challenge (with a Prize!)

Friday, July 11, 2014

there are no words

sometimes I just don't feel the need for a sentiment
let the card speak for itself

Isn't this Paper Delicious?  It's NEW from ang over at Unity
along with Gina K. Designs (that's where you can buy it from)
Background Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. {LOL} beautiful every little thing
Bird Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. {LOL} dream a little bigger
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Pearls - Basic Grey Opaline

Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July.. Celebrate!

That we do at our house
as noisy as possible!
Having 2 teenage boys and a husband
(who is really a teenage boy at heart)
we get pretty darn loud with the fireworks!

Printed Papers - WeRMemoryKeepers RedWhite&Blue 6x6
Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Happy Everything
Ink - CloseToMyHeart Cranberry
Fireworks Stamp - the name is soooo tiny, it's wood mounted... but really cute!
Zing Embossing Powder in Silver
Star Punch - Creative Memories

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fusion Time!

Have you heard of Fusion Card Challenges?
So cool..... they have a photo inspiration, the have a sketch.... 
do one or the other... of Both!  Great concept!

Background Cardstock - CloseToMyHeart Pacifica
Embossing folder - CloseToMyHeart
Floral Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. KOM 1/14 Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful
colored with Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
Sentiment - Unity Stamp Co. KOM 9/13 Happiness Has No Limit
Distressing - Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs

Here is the current Fusion Card Challenge

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Thank you

This year at TaeKwonDo camp
my 13-yo son was invited to be a Junior Counslor,
he even got a letter from The Masters.
Today we picked him up from camp
(everything from doing dishes by hand to serving food to
drying tears to holding boards for breaking not to mention
teaching patterns and sparring)
What an AMAZING experience for him!
He talked non-stop for about half the trip home
(takes just over 90 minutes)
then suddenly there was silence
he'd fallen asleep

the Photo Inspiration from JustUsGirls #247

Printed Paper/Grey Cardstock - American Crafts I Do
Washi Tape
Lagoon Cardstock & Ink from CloseToMyHeart
Stamp Set - CloseToMyHeart A Huge Thanks
Viva Pearl Pen in Black
and a floral punch from Creation Memories

Friday, June 27, 2014

Can't brain anymore today

I NEED the dumb
ok so I know that isn't how that really goes
but last night I had just worked too many hours this week
and I needed to shut my "thinking" brain off
and use my crafty brain

As I was posting to Unity Stamp Co's Monthly color combo challenge
I noticed the Card Sketch

oh I feel SO much better now!

Flower Stamp - Unity Stamp Co.Feel the Joy
Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Heart with Joy
Black Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Colorful Inks - Tim Holtz
butterfly Washi - Tim Holtz
Hex Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Spring Inspired {Layers of Life}
Textured Cardstock - DieCutWithaView