Sunday, May 31, 2009

Let The Summer Begin Blog Hop!!

Today Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is hosting a blog hop. "Let the summer begin" is the theme. If you have not come here by way of Joannes blog please go back to the beginning here. You wont want to miss a thing because there are prizes along the way! Summer at my house is filled with swimming, swimming, and more swimming. We live 20 minutes from lake Michigan and we have a pool in our backyard as well. I love to layout in the hot summer sun and let it defrost me from these long cold Chicagoland winters, while my 8 year old son plays in the pool. We are always inviting friends over to swim, play, and BBQ. We live on an acre so there's plenty of room for everyone. On most evenings you'll catch my hubby and I sitting on the front porch in our favorite rockers sharing a cold one. Here are a few pictures of our favorite summer spots at my house.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop! Your next destination is Jilly's Creations.

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Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!!

It's a wedding theme this week over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Create any project with a wedding theme and join us for some great prizes. Be sure your project has some kind of stamping on it. Pretty easy right?!!

It just so happens my MIL asked me to make her a wedding card for an upcoming wedding they are attending in June. It fit perfectly for this weeks challenge. My MIL wanted the card to have the brides color and well as their names. It made another great opportunity for me to pull out my Just Rite Stamper. I used it to create a monogram with the last initial, their names and wedding date too! To add a special touch I also embossed the envelope flap.

Thanks for taking a peek. And I hope you'll join us this week!

Paper= CS (DCWV white, black, and fushia)
Stamps= Just Rite Stamper
Ink= StazOn
Extras= Gems, CB embossing folders, Nestabilites, Fiskars border punch, SU ticket punch

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Oh for the love of chocolate!

Hi and happy Sunday! This week over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge the theme is "Oh for the love of Chocolate!" Your project must include some form of chocolate for this weeks challenge. SSC is offering a fabulous prize from Die Cut Dreams so be sure to join in! Our DT has created the cutest creations for this challenge. You HAVE to check them out.

Joanne joey Janneke Carly Nikki Donna Liza Paula Dee Line Priscilla Jilly

My chocolate project was created for 2 girls I babysit for at Faith Formation classes. They are both in Kindergarten so I thought the heart shape purses using my cricut would be perfect. I am so excited to give them their special little purses for our last class before summer begins.

DP= Stampin Up SAB hostess set
Ink= Stampin Up Sahara Sand
Extras= Window sheets, ribbon, twine, and of course chocolate! ~:0)

Thanks for stopping by. And I wish you a fabulous day!

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Scraptacular Sunday Challenge

Good morning and happy Sunday! It's time for another round of challenges over at Scraptacular Sunday Challenge. This week the challenge is to use Pink, Green and Brown: use any variation of these three colors to create your projects.

I decided to make this candy jar for my Mom. I am going to fill it with her favorite candy which is jordan almonds. The DP I used was supplied by our own design team member Donna.

I hope you'll join us this week for our color challenge. We have an awesome prize for the winner. So go check it all out at Scraptacular Sunday Challenge.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

It's Mojo Monday Time!

I know it's Sunday and I am posting this challenge late in the week... but I am so happy to be able to join in on one of my favorite challenges... Mojo Monday! Work as you know has been taking over my whole life lately and it makes me happy to be able to do a Mojo Monday sketch again. *Big Smiles* This is a birthday card for my SIL. I finally got to use my new paper from SU and I am luvin it! What a bright and cheery line of paper. Welp I am off to get ready for work tomorrow. Play time is done. Thank you so much for your continued support of my blog. I love all of my lil followers. *Big Hugs*

Paper= CS (SU chocolate chip, regal rose, pumpkin pie) DP (SU sweet always)
Stamp= SU (celebrations, party hearty)
Ink= SU (regal rose, pumpkin pie)
Ribbon= SU (pumpkin pie)
Extras= dimentionals, nestabilities

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Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #6

Happy Mothers Day!! I hope you are having the best day ever! I woke up to breakfast in bed today. And will be spoiled all day long. I hope you will be too! Enjoy joy this day just for you.

Sunday marks another round of the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. This week we are working from a sketch. It's a great LO and so fun to work with. I hope you'll give it a shot. For some inspiration you can check out the rest of the DT creations. They are fab this week!

Joanne joey Janneke Carly Nikki Donna Liza Paula Dee Line Priscilla Jilly

For this sketch I decided to make a birthday card. There are 5 birthdays this month in my family. So getting one done was a blessing. 4 more to go! *giggle* The only part of making cards that I don't like is the postage. The things we girls go through to get our cards in the hands of a loved one... phew! You see me use this image from Verve a lot for birthdays. But I ask you is there anything cuter? I am in luv with it. I finally got the ticket punch from SU and decided to give it some much needed attention. I love how it turned out with the little pearls and all. Take it easy today and thanks for stopping in to see me.

Paper= DP (MM 6x6 pad) CS (SU bashful blue, real red)
Stamp= Verve
Ink= Stazon
Ribbon= SU real red
Extras= Pearls, clear button, twine, water colors, paper piercer, dimentionals, nestabilities

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Baby Boy Tin

Oh what a fun project this was! I LUV making these tins for friends and family. This one is for a good friend of mine. She just had a baby boy named Jake. I think she's going to love it. Or I *hope* she does. This tin is to keep the entire 1st year of memories. For each month there is a decorated card for a picture and another decorated card to jot down things we Moms don't want to forget. It makes the best shower gift. I gave a baby girl one away and it was the hit of the shower. It was passed around to everyone! I now sell them. It took me 2 weeks to make this one only due to my work schedule. When I am not working it takes me a week. So what do ya think?

Materials: The entire K&Co Baby Boy line (3Ds, paper, stickers, ribbon, die cuts, buttons) SU(hostess SAB paper, real red CS, bashful blue CS&DSP, certainly celery CS&DSP, so saffron CS&DSP, bashful blue ribbon, certainly celery ribbon, twine, Stamps (MFT, SU) Nestabilities, dimentionals.

Thanks for letting me share my project. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #5

Hello and good morning. I hope you are having a great weekend. I must apologize for not posting much lately. Work is demanding all of my craft time. I am even working on the weekends. So that doesn't leave a lot of time to stamp. It's killing me that I recently got my SU order in and have yet to really "play" with it all. I seem to be buying more paper and ink lately. Did I tell all of you that I hosted an SU workshop and had a total order over $700.00! Wowzers that's a lot of free stuff. I had $95.00 of free merchandise not too mention 3 hostess stamp sets. And for every $150.00 sold I got to select any stamp from the $10.00 and under page. Whoo Hoo!! I love Stampin Up!

On to the card...
"Mother's Day" is the theme for the challenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. This week it's a tribute to all mothers! So grab those stamps and some paper and show us your creativity. Please stop by the DT blogs to view their stunning samples for this weeks challenge.













Paper= CS (SU chocolate chip, bordering blue) DP (SU Bella Birds)
Ink= SU chocolate chip
Stamp= Main (Digi-image) Sentiment (Verve) Frame (SU)
Extras= SU water color crayons, flower punch, flower fusion, brads, gems, dimentionals, nestabilities

Thanks for stopping in to see me. I wish you a wonderful week ahead.

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