Friday, August 26, 2011

Mum World...

Yeah that's currently where I am living right now...
Here in the Great State of Texas ;) we do Homecoming up right!!
How do we do it up right you ask?

with one of these suckers....
and then a few of these suckers (the boys wear these)...

I made a handfull last year and decided this year I would actually put myself out there and make them this year... so I started taking orders and I've done pretty well so far! I'm hoping for a good handful of last minute orders to come pouring in! :)

so if you don't see me for a bit... yeah it's cause I'm covered in ribbon, trinkets, and bells!
Homecoming is Sept 9th.... I'll try to uncover myself to check in before then though! ;)
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Check it out...

I was asked to be a guest designer over at Creative Charms this month... here are a few projects I whipped up using their super fun embellishments! :)

First up is a layout about my oldest daughter and her accomplishments in band this year... she seriously rocks at drums...She was first chair all year, made region band with a broken elbow (remember she is a percussionist), was section leader and then won the top honor given to a band student (just one given out).... I'd say she had a pretty kick butt year! :) so i just wanted to do a quick page to document that!
and a close up shot of the oh so fun embellishments....

Then here is another quick card that uses that cute little crocheted embellishment as the focal point!

 If your interested in direct links to the Creative Charms products I used head over to the blog....Creative Charms blog...

Thanks... have a great weekend everyone!! Mine will be filled with getting the kids ready for school starting on Monday!! eeeeek!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Hey all!
We are gearing up for school starting Monday around here... so there are nails to paint, hair to get done, clothes to set out and backpacks to pack! So hard  to believe I now have TWO in high school! yeeps! Mitchell will be the big dog in middle school this year and the twins will be in 4th.. gracious... before i know it they will be up on the hill (middle school)....
so with all that busy I thought I'd just jump on and share some cards real quick that I have done for the past couple weeks for CPS...

#230... sponsor was Flower Soft... see the little bit of fluff on the cupcake... this is such fun stuff to work with!
Supplies: Coredinations cardstock, Doodlebug patterned paper/stickers, Making Memories tag, Want2Scrap pearls, Martha Stewart punch, PSA Essentials cupcake stamp, Copic Markers, Flower soft, Cuttlebug embossing folder and machine.
#231 sponsored by My Favorite Things... I fell in LOVE with this die and stamp set.. I tried to use all the little dies on my card... love the way this came out!
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, MFT dies & stamps, Zva Creative felt flowers/brads/and pearls, Twinery twine, Echo Park patterned paper and stickers, Clearsnap ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! If Monday is the first day of school for you all... then I'm sending out smoooooth vibes to all of you mommies that the morning goes well!! After all summer of hanging out and being lazy and sleeping in, I think we can all relate how that first week goes! :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

What's that I smell?

No.... it's not one of my boys...

but RAIN?? oh man I sure hope so... we are in some serious need of some rain in these parts... so here's to hoping the 'ol sniffer is right!!

Thought I'd jump on quick and share some projects I've made lately and some not so lately! hehe
How about a few CCG cards...(color combos galore)

Supplies: Coredinations cardstock, PSA Essentials stamps (sentiment, ring of stars), Magistical Memories chipboard, Offray ribbon, Fancy Pants stick pins, Queen & Co pearls, Maya Road mist, Creative Memories corner rounder, October Afternoon patterned paper,button, twine.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, K&Co tape (brown lace), MME paper flower w/brad, PSA Essentials stamps (carriage, dress), Glitz Design stamps (dot background), Zva Creative pearls and flowers, Sweet n Sassy stamps (sentiment), doily, Cuttlebug embossing folder and machine.

Here is my CPS #230 for this week....
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Doodlebug patterned paper and stickers, PSA Essentials stamp (cupcake), Flower soft flocking, Queen & Co pearls (pink), Want2Scrap pearls (white), Clearsnap ink, Martha stewart punch, Making Memories tag

Here's a layout using the awesome PSA Essentials stamps.... when I first started this design team and was asked to create layouts using stamps I was like wtheck am I gonna do? hehe... cards with stamps, no problem.... layouts were a new ballgame though for me.... it's been a learning curve but I am sure liking the results...

See that little cheerleader... and the ring down by the date... and my proudest moment... see the banner... yeah baby that was a fraternity (or maybe a sorority??) stamps for DeltaDeltaDelta (three triangles) that I stamped over and over again and cut out carefully and strung together... LOVE! 

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper, corrugated letters, and stickers, PSA Essentials stamps, Twinery twine, Martha Stewart border punch, Maya Road star stick pin, Queen & Co pearls

and last but not least.... this is one of my fave layouts!! Each year starting in 7th grade when Alexis and Madison have made the cheer squad Michelle and I have taken a picture... this is the most recent when they made it for high school! Love these girls!
Supplies: Core'dinations, Jillibean Soup patterned paper, die cuts, corrugated alphas, & stickers; Martha Stewart and Fiskars border punch, Twinery twine.

Also a fun little tidbit... one of my layout was featured today on the oh so fabulous Scrapbook & Cards Today blog... LOVE this place and mag!!
Next week is our last week of freedom before school starts! Whew... I will have a Soph, Fresh, 8th grader and the twins are in 4th grade.... geez louiz.. time is flying!! Anyone wanna offer up financing the school shopping? :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

ooooh boy!

This has been a CRAZY couple weeks I tell ya! (why do I always feel like this is how I start my blog posts? ha!)
Week before last we headed to Athens for Morgans state baseball tournament and stayed the week in a hotel and sweated and played baseball (well not we... just Morgan ;) ) It was a great tournament for the boys but games were close and um... interesting (lets just say I may or may not have lost my voice from all the yelling... ahem) calls and decisions at the games and the boys didn't go as far as we had hoped they would but went down fighting for sure! This is Morgans last year to play pony league... hopefully next year they will put together a high school eligible team so he can play in the summer again... he loves baseball for sure! He had an amazing season!!

After Athens we headed to San Antonio for my Grandads funeral... he was such an amazing, loving man and he will be missed greatly! :(
We then headed to my moms house and spend the weekend playing games and just hanging out with the family... it was nice to have my sister there and her kids... .all of them don't get a whole lot of time to hang out so when they do it's lots of fun!

Now we are finally at home and starting the process of getting ready for school to start!
Madison is at band camp for two weeks and is there all stinking day... sigh... good news though is that she found out she got a marching snare position... a spot that is usually reserved for upperclassman (she will be a freshman).... she kicks total ass on the snare drum... so proud of her!

ok onto some crafty stuff I haven't been able to upload:

CPS# 226
Supplies: Coredinations cardstock, MME patterned paper, PSA Essentials stamps, Storage Unit Inks, Zva Creative flowers, Martha Stewart border punch, Spellbinders die, Doodlebug stickers, Making Memories stick pin, Offray ribbon

CPS #227
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, MME patterned paper (hearts), Fancy Pants patterned paper (kraft), Zva Creative flower, Want2Scrap bling flourish and pearl, PSA Essentials stamps (kiss), Storage Unit Inks

CPS# 228
Supplies: Colorbox cardstock (white), A*Muse products- stamp, ribbon, patterned paper; Glitz Design jewels, Copic Markers, The Twinery twine, buttons

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Bo Bunny patterned paper, GinaK Designs stamp (script), The Stamps of Life stamps (leaves, sentiment), Clearsnap Ink, MME die cuts, Petaloo flowers, Creative Impression brad (small pearl), Imaginesce brad (lg pearl), MME brad (blue pearl), doily

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)