Saturday, August 30, 2008

You Inspire Me!

received this beautiful award from the ever so talented DeeDee Campbell! Thank you DeeDee:)
The award is new and was created by Curt at Curt's World. Curt is an amazing photographer and a not to shabby card maker! The award is to be awarded to those who inspire you...
I would have to say my 2008 Fall Design Team at 2 Sketches 4 You is most inspiring to me! These 6 ladies are just oozing with creativity, I am so blessed to have them on my team!
Thanks ladies:)

Ashild Ruud : is the most amazing artist! Her attention to detail is amazing, thanks for the inspiration Ashild!

Carla Peicheff : has the best sense of humor she cracks me up!! I always joke, I would love to adopt her:) Not only is Carla witty her work is jaw dropping! Thanks for the inspiration Carla!

Christine Penaflor: is genuinely a warm soul. I feel like I have known Christine for years. Christine's motherly aura translates to her work. Her work is stunningly beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration Christine!

Ingrid Danvers: is such a sweet person, her work is gorgeous! I am always inspired by her work. Thanks Ingrid!

Joke Bach Kolling: I love this woman!! Joke is such a sweetheart, she always thinking of others.
Joke's work is exquisite, bright, and colorful! Thanks for the inspiration! 

Lisette Gibbons: is so talented her work is simply elegant! She is such an inspiration to me! Thanks Lizette:)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

You All Are So Sweet!

Thank you all for my birthday wishes, really you all are so sweet! I had a wonderful day. My daughter and husband took me out for breakfast, where I indulged in blueberry pancakes! {Yum}.
My hubby & I spent the day together, we drove around in his sports car and looked at houses, did a little shopping, went to the gym then went out for an amazing dinner at a quant little italian restaurant with our daughter. It was a perfect day!
Thanks again everyone for my birthday wishes:)
This card I made for the latest sketch #64 for Sketch This: Cards!
I was feeling a little vintage when I made this card. I ended up rummaging through a box of old pictures of my husbands family. I came across this picture of this beautiful little girl who some how is related. I love this classic look.
Thanks for al your sweet comments!


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cake Anyone?

Yes, today is the day... I am 33! Eeeeaak! I am getting old! I guess it's all in how you look and feel, right:) My family is taking me out for breakfast, then I think I will get my tush to the gym, ROTFL! Lets celebrate with some cake shall we? I made this Cake Box from the Tags, Bags, & More cartridge for the recent BBTB challenge. Wow, did all the designers knock my socks off with all of their jaw dropping creations!
Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Today is the first day of school!!! Claudia's first day of 8th grade. I love my daughter to death, but seriously mama needs a break from all the golf tournaments, sleep overs, etc... Awwww, I finally have time to actually clean my house, get some laundry done and go grocery shopping! 
Today I am going to meet Kazan for coffee! I haven't seen Kazan in months this will be twice in one week:) 
I love when school starts!
Here are some recent self portraits of my crazy teenager!
Thanks for all your sweet comments!


Monday, August 25, 2008

Stamp Expo

Me, Nami & Kazan

This weekend Kazan and I visited the rubber stamping expo in Colorado Springs. It was an extra special trip because we had the pleasure of meeting one of our new sponsors at 
2 Sketches 4 You,  DeNami Design Stamps! If you have never seen Nami's stamps you have to go check them out, they are fabulous! 
DeNami Designs is a successful family owned and operated  business. 
Nami designs all of her stamps her self, she is an awe-inspiring artist. Her enthusiasm and talent shines through to her beautiful work and her accomplished business. DeNami Designs will be a sponsor at 2 Sketches 4 You in the very near future, be sure you keep an eye out so you can play along to win some incredible products from DeNami Designs!
Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

My Dreams

Caardvarks is hosting a fun challenge right now complete with a fabulous prize from Scrapbook Express. The theme this time is "Music". The Design Team and our Guest Designers really outdid them selves with this one!  Here is my card.
Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Here is my latest card for Sketch This: Cards!  The DT always blows my mind with their fabulous creations! If you need a little inspiration Janelle's sketches will do the trick!
Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sketches Galore @ 2S4Y!

Kazan's Sketch

Ingrid's Bonus Sketch

At my challenge site 2 Sketches 4 You, we have provided 2 sketches this week! One by the super talented Sketch Designer Kazan and the other sketch from one of our own fabulous Design Team members Ingrid! I had to try my take on both and here they are, I had so much fun!
I used my new De Nami Designs stamps...LOVE them! Join the fun at 2S4Y for your chance to win some yummy loot! 

Oh and just a little TOOT! Another one of my cards was picked up to be published by Cards Magazine.
Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Monday, August 18, 2008


This card I made for the new challenge going on at BBTB. The challenge is to use the strawberry cut from the Cricut cartridge Indie Art Solutions. The Design Team rocked again with their fabulous creations! 
Thanks for all your "sweet" comments!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


Woohoo! just a little toot! my candy bag made 2Peas Top 10!

I made this little candy bag for my weeks sketch at 2S4Y!  I used the fabulous Scor-it to create this bag. If you haven't played along with us at 2S4Y you have to come and enjoy the fun! A new sketch is being reveled on Monday by Kazan.
Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Friday, August 15, 2008

New Table & New Card

Wooohooo! I am so excited today get my new scrapbooking table that I ordered from one of my favorite stores: Room & Board! I really needed a new one! I ordered a big one too, 60x36 with a butcher block top. Yay!!

...and to my new card I made for Sketch This: Card! Sketch #62. To be perfectly honest I struggled with this sketch but in the end loved the outcome! I am drawn to clean simple lines, so I kept to my comfort zone and kept it just that, clean & simple.

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Family • Believe

Hello, I made this gift tag & matching gift box for the ever so sweet Regina and her awesome challenge site, Bitten by the Bug! This weeks challenge was to use the stocking cut from the Cricut cartridge Christmas Cheer. If you have a Cricut machine and feel up for a challenge you should play along, we have so much fun each week!
Thanks for all your sweet comments!


Monday, August 11, 2008

Love forever

Good Morning! This card I made for Sketch This: Cards! DT, sketch #61. I had a lot of fun with this card and surprisingly did not use one stitch of ribbon! Gasp!!! I did however manage to get in my second favorite to ribbon...scallops!:)
I hope you all have a wonderful week & thanks for all the sweet comments!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

My Creative Scrapbook

MCS August Creative Kit

Yet another stunning kit from MCS! This one is the August Creative Kit. This kit is overflowing with a tropical warm summer feel. This kit can be purchased at MCS for $24.99 plus shipping & handling. Here is what I created with this fun kit!
Thanks for all your sweet comments!