Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I saw this stamp & immediately thought of my oldest friend
funny how a simple image can open the floodgates of memory
bringing back the sweet realities of childhood
the sights 
the smells 
those spectacular secrets
as if it were yesterday...
I smile at the innocence
feel my heart beating with anticipation
crazy wonder
sheer squealing ear splitting excitment
it's a secret :)

I hope you all have special memories that this card brings back

anyone who knew me way back then 
knows who these 2 girls are
karebear I have been thinkin of you lots lately & miss you terribly
this card is for you
but more importantly
my sweet memories are because of you :)
love you
now & always

thanks so much for comin by my blog
now get on that phone & call your special friend :)

crafty creations vintage fashion
color throwdown colors
ladybug crafts pink & girlie
tuesday throwdown paper tearing
touch twin markers colors

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Time To Craft

this week at the awesome
we have a crazy challenge!
circle circus :)))

awesome of you to come by!!!
hope to see you soon!!!
will enter into crafty cardmakers recipe (1 image, 2 dp, 3 embellies-1 heart)
daisy doodles creative challenge color your world!
hooked on crafts hearts
my grafico flowers
paper ink fav tech (frames with recycled packaging)
paper sundaes circles

Sunday, February 26, 2012

really reasonable ribbon ramblings

RRR is a challenge blog that I have frequented 
& have had in the places I visit for some time.
they are having a design team call
and I have been thinkin about entering
but whether I enter or not everyone should know bout it :)
so I thought i'd do my best to spread the word :)
here's a card I made recently with ribbon :)
for the color challenge

I will enter this into 
catered crop red
panpastel ribbon
our creative corner over the edge
moving along with the times layers
paper crafting journey make it cute
inky impressions punches dies/bright colors

Thursday, February 23, 2012

saturated canary

I know :) you love these images as much as me :)
this is a new image from Krista
she is gorgeous!!!

thank you so much for comin by!
will enter this into the following challenges :)
saturated canary no square
crafting for all seasons shaped card
crafts & me shades of spring
sisterhood of crafters digi
CMC copic colors

Sunday, February 19, 2012

wedding chair sashes

a girl from my work asked me to make some sashes for her bros wedding
hope she likes them :)

thanks for comin by :)

saturated canary's not square :)

a sweet friend of mine called me a couple weeks ago
just devastated she was not pregnant yet after 6 months of trying
we talked, 
well I talked & she sobbed
for an hour :(

Yesterday she leaned over during a very busy time at my work
to whisper in my ear
I have a baby in my tummy :)
the news could not have come at a more perfect time :)
it sure reinforced that despite all else
life is good :)

no one else knows so I can not say any names
or give out too much info
but she is beautifully brown
her partner is very light skinned
& together I am positive
they will make the perfect baby :)

I am so honored to be carrying this secret :)
here is what I made 
hope you like it
***sorry picture heavy***

thanks so much for comin by
will enter into saturated canary no square

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My Time To Craft

hey all this week we have an awesome challenge
hope you can join us in
bringing on the cake!!!
I used a sweet image I got from
Zoe's bday celebration at Make It Crafty

thank you so much for comin by
see you soon!
will enter into make it colorful spring colors

Sunday, February 12, 2012

linky followers

apparently blogger followers is going to be no more soon :(
the new thing is linky followers
you have to create account
then check out the demos
it is pretty easy actually.
If you have time & you wanna follow me :)
I will follow you back!

***disclaimer*** I am not affiliated with blogger or linky
I have heard that "blogger followers" is ??? done
from around blogland but in no way can ensure it is correct
we will all have to wait & see &/or check out alternatives!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Auntie Joan & Uncle Wally

Doug's aunt & uncle will be married 40 years this weekend!
WOW that is a long time ago!
when they got married their bridesmaids wore purple velvet
so I knew I wanted to incorporate some purple

one of the reasons love crafting is for the reflection
the "me time" that I can just think bout nothin
& everything all at once
no pressure 
just crafting
I tend to think bout those I am crafting for
about what they mean to me

as I was makin this card I got to thinkin bout Auntie Joan
how she is a beautiful soul :)
always accepting
lovin my boys
that big smile
with the funnest giggle
the most awesomest socks
& the coolest purplish hair
she always sees the positive in every situation
everyone jokes she wears rose colored glasses
& although my opinion doesn't matter (I am just married in)
I think she is just a very special lady :)
she warms my heart
they say happy is contagious
I love to catch her happy :)

I could not get a good picture so you can not really tell
but the girl "joan" is actually raised & looks as if she is steppin outta the card
into her next 40 years :)
thanks for comin by
hope you are well :)
I combined 2 of my favorite digi companies for this card
will enter this card into
Kenny K Krafty Girls love
CRAFT vday love
DYSU love
paper play love letters

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


In the mail came my floral frogs I bought off of etsy!!!
I just LOVE them :)

thanks for comin by!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

hannah lynn

hannah lynn is one of my favorite artists
and forever rose is gorgeous :)
get her at crafts & me or 
from hannah herself at her etsy store
either way get yours :)

 no flash

this is one beautiful digi!
thanks for comin by

will enter this into the following challenges
the cheerful stamp pad romance is in the air
icopic hearts
incywincy designs pink, white black
simon says torn edges, a button & some wings (the large flower is actually a button)
daring cardmakers color combo
by the cute & girly love is in the air
emerald faeriegarden be my valentine
mad for markers color combo
crafts & me brighten your day