Sunday, August 28, 2011


So below  are the colors of choice for this weeks CR84FN color challenge.  You can find the challenge at the CR84FN blog.  These color combo look so pretty together. 

Yesterday I picked up the Rolled Roses Die-namics from MFT and couldn't wait to play.   So here is what I came up with.   Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Sunday. 

Grand Opening for My Favorite Things

Yesterday was GREAT!.   The store is beautiful and way to much to choose from.  Of course I couldn't help myself as you can tell below.   Kim (the owner)  was kind enough to give a free stamp set for every $25 so of course that helped my motivation to shop.  I love all of my new toys and think I am set for a little while.

The Copic class was awesome too.   Colleen Schaan who is a certified Copic Instructor taught the class and we learned how to blend colors together making two cards.   Aren't they so cute?  I thoroughly enjoyed her class. Colleen is a really great teacher and afterwards she demonstrated on how to color pleats and use a new product called opaque.   I will be practicing and posting what I come up with at a later time.  If you want to learn more check out her blog-distinctivetouches.

Last thing to share, MFT will be holding classes in the store monthly.  To find out more go their MFT Blog and subscribe to their newsletter.   It is a great business and Kim has her whole family involved.   They are all super nice. :)

Friday, August 26, 2011


I have found yet another fun sketch challenge.  If you haven't checked out "the sweetest thing" blogspot by Karen Giron then you should :) She is very talented  in card making and a great photographer.  Her cards are super cute and her coloring ability with copics is just divine.  She "enspires" me- LOL.

Speaking of photographer sorry for the cruddy pictures lately, we recently bought a new camera and I can't figure the dang thing out. My next hobby a refresher photography class.  Maybe?

So for this challenge I once again used my new favorite new find inkadinkado Kids Quotes - Tell it like it is.  I think I might have mentioned there are 5 total and I promise to do a project with them all.   Kids say the darnedest things.  

Thanks for checking out my card and have a great a weekend.

Stamps: Inkadinkado- Tell it like is, CC Design Emma Cookie
Paper: SU Melon Mambo, Baja Breeze and DSP Cosmo Cricket Delovely
Accessories: SU Subtle Button Assortment, Sew Easy Fancy Floss, Martha Stewart Doily Border Punch, Nesties, Copics

Monday, August 22, 2011


I am super excited this week.  First MFT is opening a store here in Florida the grand opening is next weekend and I also get to take a coloring  class for Copics with Kim (yes Kim the creator of MFT).  My husband thinks I am nuts.  I believe his exact words were "why are  you so happy about going to learn to color?"   Yeah he doesn't understand.

One of the first stamps sets I bought was MFT.  I purchased them at a scrapbook convention and got to meet Kim.   I instantly became a fan :).   I can't wait to see her stamp sets in the new store!   I haven't been this excited about something in a long time. 

Ok so for the MFT Sketch  this week,  I made this card for friend of mine who like me loves dogs.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: MFT Friends Furever
Paper: SU Kraft and Pear Pizazz, DSP SEI Winnies Wall
Accessories: Fiskars Scallop Border Punch, Sew Easy Fancy Floss

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back to school

Another fun  Mojo Monday sketch!  Its that time of year again.   All kids going back to school :)  I have a few friends with kids going to school for the first time and one friend is keeps saying over and over I can't believe I am the mom of a kindergartner.   So I thought I make her a card to help her get over the  "first day jitters."   LOL.   Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.

Stamps: WSD school bus, Gstudio alphabet
Paper: SU Kraft and  Night of Navy, DSP- Scenic Route Sunny Surprise
Accessories: SU kiwi kiss ribbon, SU  Corner punch

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Outta of the mouths of babes!

How I have missed Mojo Mondays.   So back to creating I did this card for the Mojo Monday 203 challenge.   I really like this sketch.   During my hiatus I picked up this stamp set at Ross,  Yes Ross.  It's by Inkadinkado, called "Tell it like it is."  I just fell in love with it when I saw it and of course the $1.99 price tag helped.  Thanks for stopping by and not giving up on me :).

Stamps: Inkadinkado- Tell it like it is
Paper: SU Kraft, Melon Mambo, Expresso.  DSP Basic Grey - Hello Luscious
Accessories: Martha Stewart Border Punch, Butterfly punch and Ribbon

What inspires you?

Wow it’s been over two months since I have made a single card, no need to worry I am not quitting my hobby, I need it. It’s my therapy J.  Since my last post I have had to give up my crafting room.   There was a family emergency that resulted in my grandparents moving in with me from New York.   On top of that I was part of a planning committee for an organization called Florida State Guardianship Association.  We had about 400 attendees!   It was a huge success.  And lastly my nephew from Vegas was here for about 5 weeks of the summer.   Regardless to say I have been quite busy.
So I had to make some improvising and re-create a space for me in the office.   At first I thought I am good this will work.   I still had my craft table, my oils (ambiance), my music and all – well most of my major tools at my fingertips.  I realized very shortly that I had lost my mojo even for Mojo Monday L.   I had to find a way to get re-ENSPIRED.   I tried shopping for new DSP, new stamps.   Yup they all came in and nothing. 
I started reflecting on how hectic things have been and acquiring more of an appreciation for several people in my life.  So........ I figured I need to tell them by making them a card! 
“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” ~unknown source
My grandparents are doing much better now and ready to get their own place.  We have two offers in on two condos so please keep them in your prayers.    We are very excited to have them here in Florida with us and look forward to spending the upcoming holidays all together.  
Stayed tuned I will be posting some the cards I made and hopefully I am back in full swing.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.