Happy Birthday Butterfly

Hello!  Happy Wednesday!  How’s it going?  It’s been hot here (again!) so we’ve been melting a bit each day this week.  I had a couple crafty friends over on Monday and managed to make four cards!  I still need to take pictures of them, so I’m sharing a card I made a couple weeks ago instead of a new one.

I used some Simple Stories Summer Fresh papers and tags.  The butterfly is Studio Calico and the twine is from May Arts.  Sentiment from Lawn Fawn.

Happy Birthday

Hello!  Happy Friday!!  I hope you’ve had a great and not too long week!  I’m on the cusp of a three day weekend (I don’t work Mondays) and I’m so ready for it to start!  I have some crafty projects to get done this weekend.  The office manager where I work is having a birthday next week and I volunteered to make a birthday banner as they decorate our spaces for our birthdays.  I love that!!

While playing around with scraps a couple weeks ago, I threw together this strip-y card using scraps from an Echo Park winter line from last year and some Cosmo Cricket leftover from a Paper Made Bakery kit (info on how to get yours HERE).  It’s based on a card layout I did a few months ago.  HERE is the original card…

Where to Begin?

Let’s see… Last time we spoke I had gotten a new pool and a new job!  Both are excellent, thank you for asking!  :)  I spent Friday night with a great group of friends making Christmas cards, complete with holiday music and a DIY Ice Cream Sundae bar!  Today I’m doing a Garden Art card class today with some of the same friends.  Should be an excellent afternoon!!   :)

So last week I was all about using my scraps and leftover bits and pieces.  The butterfly is from Heidi Swapp and something I had inked up many, many moons ago.  The patterned paper is My Minds Eye and the sentiment is a new Studio Calico/Hero Arts stamp.  Not a super complicated card but I’m loving the colors!!

Talk to you soonish!!

Heat Wave

Hello everybodeeeeeee!  How’s it hanging?  We’ve been having some crazy HOT weather lately.  We rent our house and it doesn’t have A/C, so we’ve been melting daily!  We bought a swamp cooler a couple months ago but even that hasn’t been enough for us lately. So…. we bought an above-ground POOL! Woo hoo!  We just finished figuring out the chemicals that are needed and tomorrow we should be able to go out in it!  I’m *SO* excited!!  :)  My new swimsuit was just delivered today, so I’m all ready for tomorrow!

I have a card to share with you today!  I was playing with my scraps a lot last week and this is one of the results.  The tag is American Crafts/Amy Tangerine and the paper is a mix of Echo Park, Lily Bee Design and maybe someone else?  I lost track!  :)

I hope you are having a great week!  Only one more day until Friday FUN day! Enjoy!

Hello Again

Hey hey hello! (said in my best Parker Posey voice)  :)  Long time no see, right? Just as you were thinking I dropped off the face of the blogging world, I pop back in again!   :)  So my lazy photographer (aka ME!) got off her lazy bum and took some pictures FINALLY, so I have some stuff to share for the next few days… Yay!!!  :)

Today/tomorrow the hubby and I are driving up to the OC for a concert, some good grub and some CRAFTED fun!

I found a cool card on Pinterest that I wanted to CASE because it was just that awesome! Come to find out it’s a CASE of a CASE of an inspired card!  That’s a lot of inspiration, ya’ll!  So here are my boy/girl birthday cards based on the above mentioned cards…

Have a great weekend!!!

A Retro Hi

Last week I got a phone call from a friend of mine that lives out of state (Washington).  I had recently sent her a card similar to the one below.  She called asking if I would make her ten cards that she could use to send out to her clients.  This is one of those cards.  I *love* this patterned paper from Echo Park and thought it would be perfect for a retro styled card.  I made each card different while still keeping to the same design.  I hope she likes them!!

Smile Tag

This week is just flying right on by!  Things are movin’ and shakin’ for me and I’m having some fun too!  I had lunch with my aunt today which is always a good time!  :)

So I have a confession to make.  About a month or so ago there was a workshop class on Two Peas with Maggie Holmes and Studio Calico.  I really loved the kit but had no interest in taking the workshop.  So I may have ordered the kit and not the class…  Does anyone else do that?!  I felt bad for a split second and then got over it once my kit arrived, lol.  :)  I shared a card I made with the kit previously and here is a tag using the same kit.

I have some projects to take pics of so I’ll be back sooner rather than later!  :) Enjoy the rest of your week!