Friday, July 30, 2010

Playing Catch Up!

UUUUgh.... so my internet has been out for about a week now... and on and off before that. I finally had someone come out and fix it today... so yeah! here I am finally back on!!

So.. I have TONS to catch up on and lots to share!!

First up I was so excited when my sweet friend Cindy Liebel asked if she could do a write up on my scrap room for a new blog she is a part of Cartwheels in my Mind.... but then I realized oh crap! she wants pictures of my scrap room... you know the one where I can't see my desk and there are paper scraps strewn all over the place and.. and...and... so i got my boot-ay in gear and got it cleaned up and took some shots of it.. you can read the sweet things Cindy said and see pics of my room here. (for the record I never even had to pay Cindy... those were her words all on her own! hehe) Thanks Cindy!

Next I haven't put up any of my CPS cards in awhile so I thought I'd share!
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Basic Grey patterned paper, GinaK Designs stamps, EK Success punches, Queen & Co jewels, Jillibean soup twine

Supplies: Core'dinations carstock, October Afternoon patterned paper and stickers, Queen & Co jewels, Creative Imaginations large jewel brad, Fiskars punch.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Basic Grey patterned paper, Creative Impressions ribbon, Papertrey Ink stamp, Queen & Co jewels, Bazzill brads, American Crafts chipboard, Storage Unit Inks

Supplies: Cor'edinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper (Egg Drop Soup), American crafts flair, FlowerSoft (on flower and between pearls), Zva Creative pearls, Creative Impressions ribbon, Fiskars punch.

Now for some CCG love!
this was our wonderful inspiration for this week, I love the bright bold colors here!
and here is my card based on the inpiration above:

supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Making Memories chipboard, Fancy Pants button, Michaels craft store ribbon, October Afternoon patterned paper and journaling card, Glitz Designs stamps (dots on chipboard), Storage Unit Inks, Maya Road stick pin.

Come join us this week over at the Color Combos Galore blog and play along!!

Ok that's all for today... I will schedule posts with all the rest there is to share... it's been a BUSY week with 2 boys playing in the State Tourney... I'll share more in the next few days... lots of pictures and lots of projects :)
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Jillibean goodness!

Have you guys seen the NEW sneaks over at the Jillibean Soup blog? oooooh my... I have some of this goodness in my hands and it's even better in person!!

Head over to the Jillibean Soup Blog now and check out all of the new lines, corrugated alphas, cardstock stickers etc.... there are chances to win also!! hurry hurry! :)

Here are a few of my projects for this month using the Jillibean Soup products!

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock; Jillibean Soup patterned paper (Summer Squash collection), cardstock stickers, corrugated alphas, canvas flowers, Fancy Pants chipboard, Queen & Co jewels.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock;  Jillibean Soup patterned paper (Summer Squash), cardstock stickers, corrugated alphas; Fancy Pants chipboard, Pink Paislee glitter, EK Success punch (border);  Martha Stewart punch (scalloped circle)

and some cards....
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock; Jillibean Soup patterned paper (summer squash), button, cardstock stickers, and twine; Martha Stewart border punch; Queen & Co jewels; Cornish Heritage Farms stamp; Creative Impressions ribbon, Staz On ink.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper (Summer squash), buttons and twine; Cuttlebug embossing folder and machine, EK Success punch (scallop circle); Cornish Heritage Farms stamp, Storage Unit Inks.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

CCG #152

Well it's Thursday again so that means another CCG challenge!! Let me tell ya I totally fell in love with this inpiration piece!

First I had a totally different idea in mind for this card but of course this one took it's own course and turned out completely different than my original thought! hahah... isn't that how it always works?
Here's my card based on the inpiration above...

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, American Crafts ribbon (green check), Offray ribbon (pink dot), Making Memories ribbon (green ruffled), Doodlebug frills, Zva Creative Pearls (PEC 02CB 107) and Corduroy Brad (BR 01CB 104), Tag from Creative Cafe, Cuttlebug embossing folder (swiss dots) and machine, Stamp by My Sentiments Exactly, Storage Unit Inks.

Come join us and play along over at the Color Combos Galore Challenge blog!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July Zva Blog Hop Winners announced!!

We'd like to congratulate the five July Zva Blog Hop winners! Their names will be found on the following blogs:

Debbie Olson
Veronica Goh
Julia Stainton:
Kim Moreno - that's HERE! :)
Jillian Deiling Cassity:

One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00.
Congrats winners!  

Ok... so I did the random generator thing... and the luck number is 13 
 you gotta trust me on the number cause I can't remember how to do the random thing... lol
so that means that the winner is:

littlen said...
Great summer vacation LO idea. TFS.

July 19, 2010 9:55 AM

If this is you... please email me your name and address at and I will get your name to the right places and you'll get your Zva goodies!! CONGRATS!!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Zva Creative July DT Blog Hop!

The Zva Designers are joining together today to share a project that we have created using some of our favorite Zva Creative . I am hoping that you will take some time to join us for a little bit of fun again this month!

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog.

She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. There are 19 design team members, so be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on 5 of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...YAY! Those blogs will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

This Blog Hop runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Monday, July 19th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, July, 21st on each of the winning blogs and the full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again
on, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there.

All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Echo Park patterned paper and stickers, EK Success border punch,
Making Memories star brads, Zva Creative Flourish (CR 03CA 115) and pearls (PEC 02CB 106), DMC floss

Fun tips: I used my paper piercer to trace around the clouds on the patterned paper and then hand stitched around the edges to add some extra punch for the clouds.
  • For "fun" in the title I simply handwrote the words lightly in pencil and then used my microtip scissors to carefully cut around the edge and then when finished erased the pencil marks... instant fun title! And even better cause it's my handwriting! :)
  • I love the look of combining the two different colored flourishes to create the "splash" on my layout
Please hop on over to see the wonderful Jana Eubank's blog!

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm baaaaack...

(I think)...

Sorry it's been awhile... the internet was down there for a bit and then we have been wrapped up in baseball playoffs, practices, football camp etc...

Check this out! The Lions are headed to the STATE tourney!!! The game last night sealed the deal for us and we are headed to state now! We placed 2nd tonight in the District tourney to our other Eastland team... so we are both heading to the tourney! Some serious talent in these little Mavericks... should be a great time in a few weeks!
Should be interesting at the end of the month... Morgan's team is also headed to the State tourney so I will be running back and forth between here and DeLeon supporting my boys!

and today being Thursday it's CCG reveal day!!
Here is the inpiration...

and here is my card...

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Echo Park patterned paper, Studio G stamp (summer), Cornish heritage farms stamps (hello), Storage Unit Inks, Fancy Pants transparency, Creative Charms embellished flower and gem stickers, EK Success border punch.

Join us over at the Color Combos Galore Blog and play along!
thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Creative Charms- Deal of the Month!

Check out the Creative Charms site for this awesome Deal of the Month!
 I used the June "Sweet Tooth" deal for each of the cards below:

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Creative Charms brads (Kisses) and Gem Stickers, Cornish Heritage Farms stamp, October Afternoon patterned paper, EK Success scallop circle punch, Fiskars border punch, Jillibean Soup twine, Cuttlebug embossing folder and machine, Stampin' Up ink.

Supplies: Coredinations cardstock, October Afternoon patterned paper, die cut, and sticker, Creative Charms Strawberry/ Felt Flower/ Gem Stickers and Paper Ribbon, Fiskars border punch

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Creative Charms Felt Embellishments and Polka Dot paper ribbon, Cornish heritage farms stamp, Storage Unit Inks, October Afternoon patterned paper, EK Success scallop circle punch

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Cuttlebug embossing folder and machine, October Afternoon patterned paper, Martha Stewart border punch, Creative Charms Epoxy stickers and Gem stickers, Making Memories sticker (#2), Heidi Grace stick pins, Martha Stewart small scallop circle punch., Creative Impressions ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

CCG #149

Just look at this delicious combo this week!!
here is what I came up with...
I was inspired by the pleats in the cupcake liners (the ribbon on my card), and the grouping of the flowers, and of course the beautiful colors!

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper (Summer Squash collection), Zva Creative flowers, pearl, and jewel brads, Making Memories ribbon, Doodlebug stickers, Martha Stewart banner and border punch, Heidi Grace stick pin, Cuttlebug embossing folder and machine.

Join us over at the Color Combos Galore Blog and play along this week!

Thanks for stopping by! :)