Wednesday, April 22, 2009

{When Life Gives You a Rainy Day!}

How can you not smile when you look at this adorable image from High Hopes stamps? They have so many adorable images that are perfect for coloring! For this card I used new DP that I picked up from the Target dollar spot yesterday. I know I have said this so many times before but it is tough to beat the awesome deals you can find in the Target dollar spot! I used Bic Markits and SU Markers to color the image. I love Bic Markers and until I win the lottery and could afford to buy all of the Copic markers these will work just fine. The buttons are from the Wal-Mart craft section. If you have not checked out the bags of buttons from Wal-Mart you should because you can get a nice sized package for only 1.84. I love them! The inside of the card has the second part of the sentiment that says " Remember to play in the puddles" Anywho, I hope you have a great day and thank you for visiting my blog today!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

{A Great Day}

I have had such a nice day today! Nothing terribly exciting happened, Cam and I ran errands, had lunch and all that fun stuff. I guess the best thing about today is that Cam has been in a happy laughing mood so that makes any day a great day! I love seeing and hearing my little one laugh.

For today's card I used a set I bought at Target last week on clearance. I LOVE shopping the clearance endcaps at Target, good stuff! I also used my newest Stampin Up arrival, the Top Note die. I have to admit I resisted buying it for quite sometime but I have seen so many cute cards and projects that I just had to have it! I used the SU colors "Red Ridinghood Red, and More Mustard. I used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder and of course I had to use my Janome Sew Mini to sew around the outside layer. I hope that all of you are having a great week so far. Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Time Goes By Way Too Fast!

Good Afternoon! I hope you had a nice Easter weekend! We had a cookout at the home of our dear friends the "Allen's" and it was one of the most enjoyable Easter Sunday's we have had in a long time. I am so thankful for my friends!

For today's card I used the new Stampin' Up! set "Forest Friends". This set can be purchased from the Spring/Summer Mini. Isn't it cute?! The DP is from the "Garden Party" stack by DCWV. I used my new toy the Janome Sew Mini and I am loving it so much! If you don't have one you REALLY need to buy one! I hand cut the grass, and adhered the deer with a pop dot to make it stand out. I hope that you all have a wonderful week and thank you for visiting my blog!

Friday, April 3, 2009

April Showers, and Showers

I know that rain is usually a good thing, and yes, it will make the grass greener, flowers and blossoms abound but I am already tired of it! I am a creature that needs sunlight, and too many cloudy, over-cast days really take a toll on my state of mind. Thankfully the sun is going to be out all weekend and I plan to be out enjoying it as much as possible! Alright, sorry for the rant... For today's card I used the new Stampin Up set "Soft Summer" that can be found in the Spring/Summer Mini that just came out on April 1st. This set is so beautiful and I love coloring in the pretty dogwood blossoms. For the card today I used only my Stampin Pastels (chalks) to color in the image. I love the soft look of chalks and I am very happy with the results. The DP is by Martha Stewart that I bought in the clearance section at Michael's. The satin ribbon is from Big Lots, and the brads from S.E.I. I hope that all of you have a wonderful weekend and thank you for visiting my blog today!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy Un-Birthday to Me..

I am so excited today! Yesterday my dear sweet Husband stopped by Hancock Fabrics and picked up something I have wanted for a long time....a Janome Sew Mini sewing machine! They were on-sale for 39.99 and I just couldn't resist any longer. It was great not having to worry about shipping. It was a little intimidating trying to get the bobbin and machine threaded but I eventually figured it out thanks to Gina K's amazing tutorial on her website. For my card today I used a layout I have used before because I have always wanted to see what it would look like with stitching added. I am in LOVE! It was "sew" I used Stampin' Up DP from SAB, and the sentiment is from the retired SU set "Cuddles and Tickles". The baby was stamped using the "All in the Family " set and colored with Bic Markers. I am sure my sewing will get better, but I am quite proud of myself for this being my very first card using a sewing machine!