30 May 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Thank you to all the Men and Women of the Armed Forces past, present and future who lay down your lives for us.    

This weekend is quickly coming to a close and I have had a great one! I hope you did too!!
 Today I spent my day at home and in my craft room!  I made a bunch of cards and tags using my new dies and stamps.  I am totally loving the Garden Variety Stamps and the dies that complement them!   Here is one card I made using the seed packet and frame dies. I really love how easy it is to use these and get a great look.  I also used my 2010 Anniversary Set from Papertrey which I think is my favorite so far. I love the ease of putting the flowers together and the sentiments are great!   Well I am happy to say that I  made a few other cards and will post them later this week!   I did the Make it Monday already but will put that up later in the week!   Thanks for stopping by!  Oh I posted twice today so be sure to scroll down to my first post!


May Papertrey Inkers Challenge

This month Danielle challenged us to CASE one of the Papertrey Ladies.  I choose Dawn McVey.  I love her style!  I used my new Garden Variety Set which I am loving!  I used Dawn's basic design that she used with this set she used the Mini Year of Flowers which I did not get. So I used what I have. I am very happy how they turned out. My pictures did not turn out as well as I hoped they would.

Thanks for stopping By!  


25 May 2011

Pay it Forward

I love this idea, sending joy to someone! Gifts in the mail.
Thanks to Stacey  for bringing about the fun!

So here goes...

The first 5 people who comment on this post will receive a handmade gift by me (it could be any thing)! In return you must write a blog post explaining Pay It Forward 2011 and send your first 5 commenters a gift handmade by you.  It's a great way to make new friends and spread some handmade love around in Blogland! No rush to send them out today or tomorrow.. but do make sure you send them out...'

So, here goes. 

The first 5 people who comment here will get some handmade goodness from me. In addition to commenting, please leave me your favorite colors and a way to contact you.

Hurry up now and comment!!

19 May 2011

For Jane

Today I am posting my "box" that I get every other week from Neighbor's Feeding Neighbor's in the Sandhills! My friend Jane posted her box on her facebook page so I am sharing here.  I love getting fresh  fruit and vegi's from local farmers. It is so fresh and tastes so yummy!  I now will spend the next few days planning and eating all these lovely fresh vegi's.  The strawberries will be gone by tomorrow night! I have already eaten about a quarter of the container!  Nothing beats a fresh strawberry that were just picked today!! I love cooking and joining this Farm to Table has opened up my taste buds to new things I have not tried.  Usually because I have no idea what to do with them!  Each time I pick up my "box" I get a little flyer with what everything is and some recipes to cook with.  So I am really looking forwards to this weekend!   Tomorrow night I will be crafting and will share this weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Friday!!


15 May 2011


I finally had time to play in my craft room after getting all the boring weekend tasks done.  I made this card and three others with the same theme.  I really love the Vintage Button Set!  It is such a fun set!  I am really not great at the vintage look but hope that the more I make the better they get!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week!  

Stamps: Vintage Button Set Papertrey Ink
Pattern Paper: Melissa Frances
Card Stock: Sahara Sands Stampin' Up!
Embellishments: Buttons and Glassine Bag Papertrey Ink

08 May 2011

Weekends over

This is sentiment from MFT is so true!  Today it was a lot more than chocolate that my friend Karen shared with me.   I was at her house today hanging out having some drinks on the deck talking a bunch of stuf including my car which I noticed yesterday has a tire issue which I was going to take care of by making an appt for next Sat my next day off.   When her husband David came home and told me my tire was totally no good and I should not be driving on it!  So after a few oh my's and what not's Karen lent me her car and tomorrow she is going to get me a cheep tire until I can get my car to the Dealer.  It is times like this that I realize how lucky I am to have the friends I do.  I have been blessed to have some wonderful people in my life and I am so lucky!  So thank you to all my friends!  Especially Karen!  You rock!!  Thanks for stopping by! Oh and Happy Mother's Day to everyone who is a Mom! Hope everyone had a great weekend!  


05 May 2011

Cinco De Mayo!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!   

This is a card I made for a Birthday card for one of my co workers who turn 40 on Wed.  I used PTI Number die and stamped the number with the bitty background basics and the sentiment is Big Birthday Wishes.   I love using the I rock for the rhinstones! The patterned paper is Lily Bee and the card stock is Stampin UP.  

Thanks for stopping by!!


01 May 2011

May Day

Happy May 1st!  I am finding it hard to believe that it is already the 1st of May.  I am not sure where April, but I am loving the weather that comes this time of year.  We are having day time temps in the 70's and night time temps in the 40's which is below normal for us, but really nice.  The card below I made today to celebrate the first day of spring.  I pulled out my Anniversary set from last year.  I really like how it came out.  All supplies but the embellishments are from Papertrey Ink.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!