Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Projects to Share!

First up are some cute little cards I made using the Lil' Buddy and Lil' Miss collections from Pebbles Inc... I LOVE these two collections and all the cute little stickers that match them... they make card making quick and easy.. just my style!

Pebbles Inc. Lil' Buddy collection (paper, ribbon, stickers, candy dots, glittered chipboard), Jillibean Soup stamp, Core'dinations cardstock

Pebbles Inc. Lil' Buddy collection (paper, candy dots, ribbon, stickers), Martha Stewart punch, Core'dinations cardstock

Pebbles Inc. Lil' Miss collection (paper, candy dots, sticker), Core'dinations cardstock, Basic Grey chipboard letters, Fiskars punch

Pebbles Inc. Lil' Miss collection (paper, candy dots), Martha Stewart punch, October Afternoon letter stickers, Core'dinations cardstock, DMC floss

Next are a few more cards using the beautiful Natures Poetry collection from Dream Street Papers! I love the new rubons and chipboard pieces that coordinate with this line!!


Dream Street Papers- Natures Poetry collection (paper, rubons, chipboard), Kaisercraft jewels, Martha Stewart punch, Core'dinations cardstock,

Dream Street Papers- Natures Poetry collection (paper, chipboard), Martha Stewart punch, Heidi Grace pins, ribbon, Clearsnap chalk ink, Core'dinations cardstock

If you are here to play along with the Dream Street Blog Hop... see post below and remember to leave a comment there to up your chances of winning the ENTIRE new release of the Dream Street papers!! Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More Dream Street Goodness!!

I whipped up a couple cards this morning to show you the gorgeous-ness (is that a word? hehe) of this Merry & Bright collection from Amy Teets!! Love the rich colors, the patterns... well heck I just love it all!

I have been on a distressing kick lately it seems with the cards.... then again it could be because I need to replace my blade on my trimmer and I'm too lazy.. hehe.. either way I love the look of it!


Dream Street papers- Merry & Bright collection, Tattered Angels chipboard, WRMK eyelets, Jillibean twine, SEI ribbon, Clearsnap chalk ink, Basic Grey button, Martha Stewart punch, Core'dinations cardstock
This card came together SO easily using the rubons... just added some jewels and waa-la! a cute little card!
Dream Street papers- Merry & Bright collection (paper, rubons), Kaisercraft jewels, DMC floss, Core'dinations cardstock
Don't forget to comment on the thread below for the Dream Street Blog Hop for a chance to win the ENTIRE new Dream Street release!!
Thanks for stopping by!
for anyone keeping track (ha!)... Mitchell's team won their game last night... 18-8... yeah baby!! More games today, tomorrow, the next day.. the well you get the idea! GO LONGHORNS!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Dream Street Blog Hop!!

Dream Street is so excited about all the new lines we are doing a HUGE giveaway!! That's right the winner will recieve the WHOLE new Summer 09 release!! Did I mention that each collection now includes an alphabet set, a rubon, AND a die cut sheet on top of the beautiful double sided papers? Holy guacamole... it's GOOD people!! hehe

So how do you win?

We are doing a blog hop! Start at the Dream Street Blog and then hop to each blog (we each link to each other) and leave a comment at each place... your name will go into a drawing and the winner will recieve the entire collection! Easy Peasy.... now get to hoppin'! :)
Good luck!!

I am showing off 2 lines today... First up is Superstition by Tracy Whitney

Dream Street Superstition collection (title, chipboard die cuts, rubons, paper), Martha Stewart punch and pen

Then I had some time so I knocked out 2 cards with the Superstition too:

Dream Street Paper Superstition collection (rubons, paper), Tattered Angels chipboard, Martha Stewart punch, Fancy Pants ribbon, Doodlebug frills, Chalk Ink, button, string

Dream Street Papers Superstition collection (paper, rubon), Martha Stewart punch, Clearsnap chalk ink, May Arts ribbon, Jillibean twine, Tattered Angels chipboard

Next up is the Urban Ink line from Dana Miron.... what a super boy line this is!

Dream Street Papers Urban Ink collection (rubons, chipboard, paper, title), Martha Stewart punch and pen.

Ok... so now it's time to HOP!!! Head over to Melanie Douthit's blog (click on her name)to see her inpiring projects!

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win at EACH designers blog!

ps....Today is the first day of Mitchell's State Tournament... I'll be heading up to Colorado City to cheer him on.. while my sister and brother hold down the fort here... wish us luck! GO LONGHORNS!!

Have a great day!

Monday, July 20, 2009


Well next week will be filled with the State tournament for the Eastland Longhorns!! The boys played so well this year and are excited to have come out first in district and heading to state!! The other Eastland team pulled 2nd and will be heading there as well... so exciting!!

So this week will consist of practice and more practice and then hitting the town for donations to help get the boys to Colorado City!

In the meantime Brandy and Jason (thank goodness for them!!) will stay behind and help shuttle the other boys to football camp and then Madison to cheer camp! busy busy... then I will drive back and forth (2.5hrs one way.. nice) to go to the games.... as much as I'd like to go for the week up there... I would be a nervous wreck leaving all the kids with Brandy and Jason... although they are capable.. I'm not sure if I'd make it! LOL

I have been in new product heaven lately I tell ya... oh the goodness!!
I can't share any of the Jillibean just yet... but will throw it all up here as soon as I can.... I just got my box of Dream Street and can't wait to dig into that one!!!

here are a couple of Dream Street layouts using the MJ line... what a great boy line this is.... and to boot it's fun for the 4th of July photos!! :)

Dream Street papers MJ Collection, Core'dinations cardstock, Rusty Pickle chipboard, Stickles by Ranger, EK Succes border puncch (scallop), Martha Stewart (star) border punch, Stampin' Up ink, Maya Road stick pin, American Crafts glitter chipboard, Making Memories glitter letter stickers, DMC floss

Dream Street Papers MJ Collection, Core'dinations cardstock, Martha stewart border punch, DMC floss, EK Success chipboard, Doodlebug stickers, Pink Paislee glitter, Doodlebug brads.

Now for some fun Core'dinations projects! My Little Shoebox sent a fabulous box to the Core team... here is a layout I used combining the Core and MLS! Thanks MLS!!

Core'dinations cardstock, MLS patterned paper/stickers/transparencies, American Crafts brads, American Crafts pen, EK Success flower punch, DMC floss

Core'dinations cardstock, Cuttlebug embossing die and machine, Making Memories brads, Dream Street Papers- Heartsong collection, EK Success border punch, string, Creative Memories corner rounder

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

ooooh the Sneak Peaks are starting...

I love this time of year... when new product comes around and all the excitement of new goodies!!
A couple of my favorite sneaks (bet you can guess why.. lol):
Jillibean Soup ... I have most of this hot release in my hands and OH.MY.WORD.... it will blow you away, so many wonderful things to play with.. and the release is HUGE!!
Dream Street Papers.... can I just tell you how beautiful all that paper is... and now the collections are complete with die cuts, alphas, and rubons... sigh I'm in heaven!!

Last night was family night and boy was it fun! My little sister (she's 20) is down for the summer and I am just loving having her here, the kids do too! She has totally fit right in to family nights at Jens and is just one of the bunch now. Last night we made 2 desserts (our share of the potluck dinner) and they were oh so yum... and we've decided we are going to work through the Pampered Chef catalog now and bring desserts each week... does it get any better than that?

The girls are ending their Basketball camp this week.. oh the joys of taking for workout at 8:00am.. then bball at 9-12 for Kenna, then 1-4 for Madison, then baseball practice for Mitchell at 7.... I am pretty much back and forth all day long driving... gotta love that "Summer Vacation".. HA! It's all good though, the kids are loving it! (next week is the boys camp, and district playoffs, then following that one.. football camp, State, and cheer camp.... yippee!! hehe)
We have discovered the pool is open late on T/Th and I'm taking the kids now in the evenings while Mitchell is at practice so they can get in a little extra fun time... I love to have a bit of quite time too sitting and reading!!

Please send a special prayer up for my best friend Chris today, she is in a tough spot with the ex (grrr) and could use a few prayers... love you Chris!

Here is my card for this weeks CPS sketch #123:

Core'dinations Cardstock, October Afternoon Paper and stickers, Basic Grey jewels, Sweet-n-Sassy Stamps (heart border), Storage Unit Inks & More ink, DMC floss

Here's a sweet layout I did of my dad and the twins (photo taken a couple years ago)... oh how I miss him! *sniff*

Core'dinations cardstock, Dream Street papers- MJ collection, Basic Grey stamps and chipboard, Storage Unit Inks & More ink, Delta paints, American crafts brads, EK Success border punch

Thanks for stopping by! I am working on CHA stuff so not much to share but hopefully soon!

Have a fun day! :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

One Crafty Daughter...

Ok so I have to share this story of my daughter who is constantly drawing, painting, and just creating in general.
The other day the boys were playing Nerf basketball in the house and it split in half in the middle of play. The boys worked and worked to get it back together using tape etc...
Then Madison steps in and takes the ball, walks into my craft room and asks for the thread and needles and proceeds to stitch that darn Nerf ball back together... and it worked! Gotta love that.. she totally cracks me up!

We are currently on a hiatus with baseball everynight... yeah!! We have taken advantage of it this week with a trip to the pool, off to see Ice Age (so cute), and of course Wed. Family Night at Jens... tomorrow I am hoping to get the kids out to do something... Six Flags maybe? If I can get myself talked into taking all 5 alone... yikes!
We start back next week and then the following week is district tournament and then if we get that far, State. Should be exciting!
We are gearing up for the busiest part of the summer...
next week basketball camp for both girls
the week following is basketball camp for all 3 boys, and district tournament.
then the last week is the State tourney and football camp for the boys and Madison has cheer camp.
whew... all of this with baseball practice and 8:30am workouts in there... geez!
Some fun news... just got word I am invited to join the Pebbles Inc. DT.. yeah! I love their whimsical products!! Core'dinations cardstock, Pebbles Skipping Along Collection, Making Memories (sm) and American Crafts stickers, Fancy Pants stick pins, Creative Memories wavy trimmer, ribbon from craft supply, Jewels by Kaisercraft.
Core'dinations cardstock, Pebbles Skipping Along collection, Scenic Route rubons, American Crafts ribbon, Maya Road and Fancy Pants stick Pins, button from craft supply.

Core'dinations cardstock, Pebbles So Tweet collection, Jillibean twine, 7Gypsies sticker, Queen and Co heart brad, Storage Unit Inks & More ink

Here are a couple cards using the fun CPS sketches!
CPS #121
Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup Minestrone Collection, Jenni Bowlin bingo card, Michaels ribbon, MSE stamps, Storage Unit Inks & More, DMC floss, Kaisercraft jewel, Fancy Pants stick pin.

CPS #122Coredinations cardstock (Chocolate Box, Core Essentials), Dream Street Papers Forever Family collection, buttons from craft supply, Kaisecraft pearls, Renaissance by Design stamps, Fancy Pants ribbon, Storage Unit Inks & More ink, Martha Stewart border punch

I love how the pink core'd Chocolate box paper from Core'dinations totally compliments the colors on my card!

In other news.... OH MY WORD... I just got some new Jillibean Soup stuff to work on for CHA Summer... droooooooool... this release is HUGE and amazing!!! I'm a lucky woman for sure!s

Thanks for stopping by!