Wednesday, July 31, 2013


HI all! WOW-it has been busy this last week! July has came and went way too fast! I can't believe summer is almost gone already.
This week Regina from THE CUTTING CAFE asked for us to do CHRISTMAS IN JULY and had us pick from a couple different Christmas files-I picked:
 There are so many choices on this file (12 different Christmas cards, and 17 sentiments!!). SOO fun!! (And it really is time to get started on my Christmas cards).

I hope you will get time to check out THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG for all the inspiration there, with all three Christmas files!

Oh, and just a note for you, if you have a kindle...Regina's daughter-Ebony Easter-has a book available on Amazon called THE CALLOUS CATCHER...I purchased it, and didn't want to put it down! It was an excellent read, and I can 't wait for her to come out with more!
Have a great week!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Digi Saturday at Fresh Brewed Designs...

Helloooo...all you wonderful bloggy friends!
Today I would like to share a card that I made with a DIGI from FRESH BREWED DESIGNS. This digi is called: YOU CRACK ME UP. Isn't this set just sooooo cute! It comes with the sentiment too!! There is more inspiration for you to see if you click on the names of the Saturday DT group on my sidebar.

Rhonda Zmikly

Oh, and you will be happy to read this too....don't miss out!!
Can't get much better than that, huh?!!!
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Docerela Challenge Card

Hi! There is a new challenge up over at Docerela's (Challenge #42). The challenge is to use two colors.
I needed to make a Happy 50th Anniversary card, so I picked cream and gold for my card.

I used ds papers (and the 5&0 stickers) from the Moonrise assortment pack by S.E.I-it was perfect for this card!
Pearls are from Studio 112
I inked the edges & the sentiment from SU (Teeny Tiny Wishes) with Pigment Ink from Stampabilities
I also stamped the flourish in the two corners with a stamp from another SU set (Priceless).

Have you seen the new stamp set and the Nail Colors that were July's release over at Docerela's? Love them--so girly and fun!!

Well, better get going-so much to do, this summer is just whizzing by so fast!!

Sweet Friend and Watermelon Girl (FBD)...

Did you see the little Watermelon Kids digis that were released over at Fresh Brewed Designs? They are ever SO ADORABLE!
 I have made this card using the little WATERMELON GIRL...isn't she just precious?!!

Colored with Copics
The ds papers are from Celebrate with Jack and Jill Collection.
Skittles are from DoubleClick
Button made with Sizzix die
Sentiment was made on my computer

I almost forgot to tell you about a super special coming up!! Make sure to stop in at
on July 29th to get you SUPER great deals!

Thanks for stopping by--I love to read your comments!

Monday, July 22, 2013

My hubby's Squigglefly Bday card...

I made my hubby's Birthday card tonight (for tomorrow). I used this cute little doggie from Squigglefly. It is called: Cute Dog with mix n match sentiments by Brian Lock.
We have been dog sitting my daughters puppy nearly every night for it seems a couple months now, and to say the least my hubby is over it--so I thought I would let him know that he is still TOP DOG!

and here is the inside:

I will write Happy Birthday inside too.
Thanks for stopping by-

New Squigglefly Challenge-use baby blue or pretty pink

Hi all!
Today starts a new challenge over on the SQUIGGLEFLY BLOG! This weeks inspiration is brought to you by Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals, and I can tell you, there is some AWESOME inspiration, and the winner from the Shy Bear Hop is announced on over there too-check it out and see if the lucky winner was you!!
 You won't want to miss out seeing the new images over at the SQUIGGLEFLY store either!

This image is called CONEFLOWERS by Diana Garrison.

I also used:
 Skittles by Doubleclick
Doily Die by MCT
Chunky Jar Accesories by MCT

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Cutting Cafe and Nail Polish Holders!

This week over at THE CUTTING CAFE is all about NAIL POLISH HOLDERS AND CARDS! I have made mine with the


and I know I will be using this one again and again--as soon as my daughter Emily sees it-she is going to want to have a few, and maybe we will even have a nail party with her sounds like so much fun!

This is such an awesome template, and it is SOOO easy to put together! Love it Regina!!
 I also used a new stamp/die set from My Creative Time for the butterfly and the sentiment called: Chunky Jar Accesories.

Make sure to check out THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG on Wednesday evening to see ALL the Dt projects using the Nail sets--and for your chance to win 3 free files for yourself!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Cute bag from THE CUTTING CAFE...

This weeks inspiration with THE CUTTING CAFE is the LARGE GIFT BAG SET.
I have to say that I LOVE THIS FILE!! I can see using this file for a lot of occasions too!

For this one, I also used THE CUTTING CAFE's file A BUNCH OF MONSTERS. I think it turned out so cute! Don't forget to check out THE CUTTING CAFE's BLOG  tomorrow, to check out all the DT inspiration with this weeks LARGE GIFT BAG SET!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Squigglefly Blog Hop...

Hello all! 
Thank you for joining us for the Squigglefly 'Shy Bears' Blog Hop. 
This hop is dedicated to Melissa Chettle and her son Justin. 

Melissa was a friend of Squigglefly Design Team member Charlene. She died very unexpectedly at the end of June, at 43 years young!

 At the end of April, Melissa asked Charlene to make her a bunch of Shy Bears cards - any image, any theme, any colours . . . just Shy Bears because she loved them all!

(In case you're not familiar with them, ShyBears are a creation of Lynne Stansbery's, a fabulous artist at Squigglefly. There is a whole section in the store, with so many fun images-click HERE to go check them out!)
Melissa didn't get the chance to see the cards that Charlene made, but we wanted to support Charlene in her request to dedicate this hop to Melissa. Melissa, this hop is for you!

 Charlene has listed more info about Melissa on her personal post. Please visit all the blogs and be sure to leave a comment. One lucky winner will receive 3 free SHY BEAR images of their choice, so be sure to leave your email along with your comment in case you are the lucky winner!

For my card today, I have used: Heart Cloud Bear.

P.s. you must leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop today, to be in the draw. And the WINNER of the blog hop will be announced MONDAY morning at the same time as the winner for the weekly challenge, so make sure to check out the Squigglefly Challenge Blog to see if the lucky winner is you!

Here is the hop list in case you get lost:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Grandma's Birthday Card---she's gonna be 102!

Today I have a card for a really special occasion! Tomorrow my Grandma turns 102!
WOW-That is a lot of years of wisdom. We are having a party for her on Sunday, and will be getting 5 generation pictures--how exciting!
I have made my Grandma's card to fit into the My Creative Time Challenge --which is: Make a SQUARE CARD challenge. So, my card is 6x6. I have used:
MY CREATIVE TIME's (she's got a new HUGE release out---gotta check it out...AWESOME!)
Stitched Heart Layering Dies
Scallop and Stitched Circle
Just Simply Live

I also used a SU stamp, embellished with some rhinestones, flowers, button, twine and used the SU Modern Label punch. I cut out the u with my cricut.
Have a great day--I will be back tomorrow with a special HOP--hope you get the chance to stop back by and check it out!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

An Awesome Card Organizer file with THE CUTTING CAFE

Hi all! Yikes...I am running late today!
This week Regina from THE CUTTING CAFE  asked us to use either the CARD ORGANIZER BOX file, the DRESSER BOX file, or the COPIC Box file. I had a really hard time deciding which file to use--as I am excited to try out the Dresser Box as soon as I get the chance too, but for today I decided to go with the CARD ORGANIZER BOX...and I love it!! It is so easy to put together!! I did this one pretty plain, as I am running so far behind schedule this week--I think even for being plain Jane,  it turned out really pretty!!
and here is a pic of it with the cards in it---and there is lots more room to add more cards too!!
You will want to make sure to stop by THE CUTTING CAFE BLOG and check out what all the other DT designed for you this week...I have already stopped by there, and there is lots of inspiration to look through!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 8, 2013

A SPECIAL Squigglefly Challenge...SFC2713--Thank Yous

Hello all! This week the Squigglefly DT has put together a special challenge...our secret way to put together a huge THANK YOU going out to HOLLY YOUNG for all she does for us over at Squigglefly! You can read all about it HERE on the Squigglefly Challenge Blog...while you are there, we hope you will take time to play along with our Challenge! Of course you will want to send out your Thank You to a person who inspires you!!
I have used: Just Flying By-by artist Fawn Palmer for my card, this image is available now at the Squigglefly Store...I think he is just tooo cute!!

Hope you all have a great week, and 
Thanks again Holly!!

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Hi all!
So, for now, my husband and I have decided for me to try being a stay at home Mom!
 I am excited, excited, and scared! I could use your tips, if you have any ...whether it be a link to a website for coupons, recipes (most of us are vegetarians-except the boys in the family), or any other money saving ideas you care to share-please do!! I am really looking forward to being able to make this work for our family-I know my daughter Emily will love being able to be included in after school sports/activities for a change!

**I am also going to start getting really serious about losing weight-now that I should have plenty of time to schedule in exercise! So any ideas/advise on that is welcome too!! I will keep you informed how this goes---but it starts tomorrow morning!!

Friday, July 5, 2013


Did you see the new little Watermelon Kids digis that were released over at Fresh Brewed Designs on Monday? Oh my goodness, are they ever ADORABLE! I have a made a card to show you using the little WATERMELON GIRL...I have also used a file from The Cutting Cafe called: Watermelon Shaped Card Template for the base of my card. I hand cut the file out, and although there are watermelon seeds included in the file-I just used a teardrop punch I have, and then cut them a little smaller. The sentiment I have used is from a  Docerela stamp set I just won, and got in the mail recently! I curved it a little before stamping it onto the card. I colored up my little cutie with copics, and added a few rhinestones, and a bow. I also sponged around the edges and did some doodleing to give a little more dimension.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


Hi all! This week over at THE CUTTING CAFE we were asked to showcase our pick of  several different BUTTERFLY sets/files. I picked the BUTTERFLY SHAPED CARD file. I printed out the shaped card, and then cut it out by hand--most all of Regina's files are easy to cut out by hand, so no worries if you do not own a cutting machine! I then printed out the images again on my designer paper and cut those out as well. I decided to cut off the back of the card and just use the image by itself on an A2 card base---I think she is so darn cute! I used a couple of flowers and layered them (that have been in my stash FOREVER), used a Peach Keen Stamp for her little bitty adorable face -a couple of Rhinestones for her antenna and 4 of my brand new SKITTLES from Carri over at DoubleClick Connections. I also used my Martha Steward punch for the fence piece behind my little cutie pie Butterfly! I didn't add a sentiment cuz I liked it just the way it is!
Don't forget to check out ALL the Dt projects HERE on Wednesday evening...they will amaze you and inspire you, AND if you comment, you have the chance of winning!
Thanks for stopping by!