Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Cutting Cafe card and more puppy photos

Don't forget to enter my blog candy HERE!!

Hi all!! It has been a pretty awesome Sunday!! We went to Traverse City to show my oldest daughter Brittany our new puppy--while we were there we went to PetSmart and bought our new little Max a crate for when we are away, and some other necessities. This little sweater my Chelsie had to buy for him while we were there! Too bad he does not like it one bit to put it on him, cuz he just shivers going out to go potty-it is so cold here lately!! He was a little nervous about riding in the car at first, but did settle down and even slept part of the way! He is such a good boy-he is very cuddly--and already doing an awesome job at potty training too!!

I also wanted to show you a card I made today using the newest set from the very talented Regina over at The Cutting Cafe-this set is called: Beautiful Flowers-colored printable stamp set. This stamp set is so awesome--I have used only a few of the items included in the set...there is so much more!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 29, 2011


My daughter has been begging us for a puppy for a couple of months now...We have finally gave it a second thought, and we bought one last night!! He is SO adorable!! He is a Yorkie and Pomeranian mix and is 8 weeks old. Wanna see him? Here is a pic of my daughter Emily holding him-it is a little blurry-I will get many more pics though!! She has named him Max--I liked Teddy-but Emily liked Max-so Max it is!

Don't forget to enter my blog candy--at this time there needs to be only two more commenters to add another item!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Day

Enter my BLOG CANDY HERE--I have added two more items to it --keep telling everyone so it can get even larger!!
I can't hardly believe that it is Wednesday already!! How did I get so old that the time flies away like that? YIKES!!! Anyways, with Wednesday's it means that it is time for another Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge! Today's challenge is to use the colors in this photo for your inspiration:
gorgeous colors, huh?!!!
Here is the card that I have made for it:

of course you  can enter the challenge too--go to FRESHLY BREWED CHALLENGES! And this adorable happy little girl (Angel Cake) is actually in the freebie section over at Fresh Brewed Designs for a limited time--so hurry on over and grab her up and enter the challenge!!! And don't forget to enter my blog candy--there is a rubber stamp by Fresh Brewed Designs in there, and more goodies with every ten commenters will be added!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blog candy

Hiya-ya'll!! Well, I have 13 comments so far--so it time to add one more item to the mix in the blog candy. I will try to get them done tonight or tomorrow and get a pic for you!!! Keep spreading the news, as the more that enter, the bigger the prize will get!!
Have a great day!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Cutting Cafe Valentines Cards

Hi all! I had a great day today--I finally got my blog candy up---it is starting out small-but I will add something to it with every 10 new commenters! So make sure to tell everyone! Go HERE to enter.
Today I went to a friends and we all made some cards--she showed me how to do IRIS folding--so soon I will try a card with it to show you! I finished up my daughters Valentine cards for her classmates. I have used ANIMAL AND BUG MINI COLORED CIRCLE SET  and ANIMAL AND BUG LOVE for these cuties! I am really happy with how they turned out! Of course the pink ones are for the girls and the blue and red for the boys!

Blog Candy-UPDATED

Well, I finally got around to my blog candy-it is starting out small and with every ten comments I will add something extra--This blog candy will be up until my birthday which is Feb. 11--I will then pick a winner with the help of  This candy includes a rubber stamp from Fresh Brewed Designs-so cute, and few other items I have had and haven't used yet, or have duplicates of--so figure they might as well go to a new home!!
Good luck!!

UPDATED: I have added two more packs of goodies.
UPDATED: I have added a pack of two SU ribbons.

I have now added these item to the blog candy too.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Good Morning and welcome to the FRESH BREWED DESIGNS Valentine's

 Blog Hop and New Image Release! If you are getting here from SASKIA"S blog then you are at the right place! 
If not, then please go back to Heather's Coffee Break to the start of the hop! 
For those of you who are staying, we want to begin by thanking you for taking time out of your schedule to hop along with us. This hop will feature some
of the many newly released Valentine's digis available TODAY in the
 Fresh Brewed Designs Shop . These images are all lovey and sweet; the perfect way to tell your someone
special how you feel about them. I created a card with the image
 LOVE BIRD OWLS, and I also excited to share with you DAISY THE ELEPHANT.

 Everyone hopping today will be entered in a random drawing for a Fresh Brewed Prize, so be sure
 to leave a comment on each blog you hop to. Everyone who snagged the
 Jan 19 blog badge and emailed Heather will be entered twice! For every 10
 hop participants, there will be an extra image added to the prize
package for this hop, which means the more you share; the more there
 will be to win. Thank you so much for stopping by. Your next hop stop
 will be Camilia. BUT…..Before you leave I want to let you in on a little secret! Fresh Brewed Designs is getting ready for another Rubber Stamp Release!!! Heather has designed several new
 stamps to add to the shop including the Cutie Pie featured on the badge
below and some new coffee girls. The hop and release will be on March 1.
 Heather has created this badge and is asking us all to help spread the
 word by adding it to our sidebar and linking it back to Freshly Brewed Challenges 

IF YOU DO add the badge, head over to the challenge blog, email Heather and let her
 know. She will add you to a drawing for a special prize that will be
 announced after the March 1 hop. Thanks again for hopping with us at
 Fresh Brewed Designs.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Happy Snail Mail

Happy Sunday to you all!! I have a card to show you that I made with one of the newest sets over at The Cutting Cafe called Animal and Bug mini colored circle set-printable stamps, and the adorable little frame is another new set called Animal and Bug Love-printable set. What a fantastic way to whip up a fast card!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Emily's Crafty project/and SF Thank you card

Need ideas for some crafty projects for the kids to do? I found this website with some nifty ideas- so today my Emily (7 years old) has made a piggy for her Dad for Valentines day.

She has also made a Thank You for a Christmas present she received--a gorgeous music box--so we found an excellent set of images-it has 5 images with it and is called Ballerina Music Box on Squigglefly, and this is the card she made with very little help from me! Emily insisted on taking the pictures too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 14, 2011


I have a card to show you today that is made with a couple different sets from THE CUTTING CAFE.
The first one used is a brand new printable set: Animal and Bug Love,(ELEPHANT) and the second set used is: All about Valentines day (Heart Tree). Regina  has a ton of great printable stamp sets for Valentines--you really don't want to miss out on-so go on over and check them out at THE CUTTING CAFE.
I have used a dp from SU, a SU stamp from the set Teeny tiny Wishes,  and some embellishments.
 Hope everyone is having a great day--I am going to go through my stash and put together a small blog candy for next week--so don't forget to come on back and check it out!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

My swap cards(SU and Squigglelfy) and my challenge layout.

Hi everyone!
I thought I would show you my swap cards that I have finally finished.
The birdie one is a SU stamp from a set called Fun and Fast notes, and the sentiment is from another SU set called Thank You kindly.
The Dragonfly and Button Flower are both images from Squigglefly. And ya know, I really must say that I think I do enjoy creating with the digital images more than the stamps! The stamps kept smearing and I had to re-do--I just don't have near that much trouble with digi's! Anyways, hope you like them! And I really hope the gals who are going to receive them will like them and be able to make use of them!
I have also finished my layout for the challenge over at Serentiy Scrappers-which if you hurry--you still have time to enter too!!! Also entered into the challenge Here.( CraftyTwillight Mom)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Another Fresh Brewed Challenge

Hi everyone! It is Wednesday again.... which means it is time for a new challenge! This week the challenge over at Fresh Brewed Designs is: Black and White and one other color!

 I have picked this adorable little heart peeking out of the envelope for my image- this image is available over at Fresh Brewed, and there are lots and lots of other awesome Valentine images to pick from too-so head on over and take a peek! Speaking of peek---would you like a sneek peek of an image that will be coming on January 19th--the day of the hop?

any ideas of what it is? is very cute, I can tell you that much!

Monday, January 10, 2011

The cutting Cafe3x3 Valentines set with box.

Hi everyone!!! I am excited today to show you a set of valentines (3x3) that I have made with several sets from The Cutting Cafe.
I have used for the box- The Post It Note Box With Top
 Cards: Mini Valentine Sentiments backgrounds
also, I have used the little circle sentiment in front of box and another on top of the box from the new set Words of Love printable set
I have also used my SU 3 heart punch -using the middle sized heart.

I hope you enjoy this set--I had lots of fun putting it together!

another pic to show you too--this a little doggy my 7 year old painted for me--she wants a doggy sooo bad!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Check out the awesome blog candy!!

Looks like there are gonna be two super lucky winners from this blog candy!! Go HERE to check it out and help Karen get to 100 followers!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Blog Hop coming soon!

Hi all! Make sure to mark your calendar for the 19th!! 
Heather has some awesome new images for you that day--and I may have a tiny give-away that day!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Cutting Cafe Goodie bag/turned card

Hi everyone! Hope all is well in your little corners of the world! I have a card I made today to show you. It started out as a Heart Goodie bag which you can find at The Cutting Cafe. This gorgeous cake is also available there--how cool huh?! I put my adhesive strips on in the wrong direction to the cake, so it made it not want to give where I wanted it to give-so what do you do? I made a card out of it! A few embellishments, some ribbon to look like icing, a conversation heart, faux sewing, and some gemstones, and some cardstock and it is now a Birthday Card-ready to go!
thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Day

HI all! Today is the 5th of January and it is time for another Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge! This one is a sketch challenge-so hop on over to the FBD Challenge Blog to check it out!! You can also get the image I have used at FBD too!!
Well, gotta get to work-was supposed to only have to work half days yesterday and today but of course that has changed and I have to work the whole day both days now It never fails!

Monday, January 3, 2011

I've got an AWARD!

                                                                         Hiya!! ALL!!
I was awarded the My Blog has Attitude! Blog Award.  This is not just ANY blog award! This one comes with a $5 Gift Certificate! How cool is that!?!? In order to qualify for the $5.00 Digi's With Attitude! Gift Certificate you must state 3 things that makes you different from everyone else and you must nominate 5 blogs, then let those 5 blogs know you nominated them. Lastly, you must display the Blog Award Badge (above) in your sidebar and link it back to the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog.   For all the details please visit THIS LINK.
I have been lucky enough to get an award from VICKI--thank you Vicki!
Ok -so for the three things that make me different:
1-I don't like it when my family is gone-and I am the only one home!
2-I really do need to make a New Years Resolution this year--to loose weight--and to really stick to it!!
3-I really do like my name my Mom gave me--I wouldn't change it for anything!

The blogs I would like to pass the AWARD on to -are:

1.Serenity Scrappers
4. Holly 

I love all the comments I get--and wish I could nominate every one of you --but since I can't-I will soon be having a blog candy! Watch for it sometime in January!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Love Card

Just a quick post to show another Cutting Cafe card. This one  is made with the Fun with Valentines Day printable set.

I cut out the" Love" and the "calendar page" by hand-colored with copics, added a flower and heart embellishment,  and there you go--how easy peasy is that?

Another Card-made with an Anne Bodil image

Hi all! I have another card to share with you--this one is with a free image by Anne Bodil and you can find it HERE. She has some amazing images that I just LOVE!!
For this cutie - I have added the spots and added a sentiment made on my computer, and SU ribbon. Hope you like it--THANKS ANNE!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Glitterbabes Art Card

Hi! I have had the chance to use another image I got a while back--I fell in love with this tree when I saw it, I purchased it at Glitterbabes Art! (I am sorry, I can not find the direct link to it--if I find it-I will come back and share with you.) I am afraid she has removed it from her inventory to add some more awesome digital images--I see several more I "Must Have"-if you get the chance jot over-visit STEF'S blog and check out Glitterbabes Art!!

Karbers Digital Images Card

Hi all-
Hope you are enjoying the first day of the new year! I slept in, as Emily stayed at a friends house last night. Tonight the friend is staying at our house! I had previously purchased this adorable little image, and with all the holiday hub-bub, I had not had time to make anything with her. She is Bee Leslie, and is available over at Karbers Digital Images--hope you like her as much as I do.


Today there are some awesome new images over at Fresh Brewed Designs--just in time for the New Year!! I am loving them both!! Here is a card I have made with one of them. Hurry, hop on over and grab one for yourself--consider it starting the New Year out right! : )  (sounds good to me anyways!!)

I also wanted to tell you that a FREEBIE section has been added to the FBD site, and WOW oh WOW are there ever lots of super cute images to grab up!! I have to go get a couple of them myself!! Have a great day!!
                                                         HAPPY NEW YEAR!!