Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

I created this layout using mostly My Little Yellow Bycicle products. This is my sweet son. I have to say, he truly is extreme about some things. In a good way! For instance, he and I went on a run the other day. We decided to try out a loop that goes by the ocean. We had no idea that it was 6.8 miles. I'm sure he could have run the entire way and kept on going. He totally surprised me! I had to walk the last to miles. LOL I should have remembered that he runs nearly every day at school, but all I could think was that 'he's just a kid!' There is definitely some races in his future. He wants to work up to 10 miles. Yikes! Pray he finds another running partner. I will never survive! LOL

On another note, I just want to thank God for the amazing country we live in and for all the soldiers who are and who have sacrificed so very much for our freedom.

Happy Memorial Day my friends!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Has it really been that long?

My fave Niece

Supplies: Spellbinders™ S4-244 Fair Isle Borderabilities Petite; S5-023 Mega Ovals LG; S5-024 Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals LG, My Mind's Eye, Tiny Dancer, Feeling Groovy Blue Sky, Uniquely You, No Worries, Maggie May Hattie Marie Patterned Paper; Fancy Pants, Kraft Cardstock; Clearsnap, Chestnut Roan Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L, 3D Foam Squares

I really can’t believe it’s been this long since I’ve posted.  I am so sorry for neglecting my blog!  I have had so very much going on that it’s just had to take a back seat.  As matter of fact,  I’ve got some really big things going on in my personal life but nothing that I can share quite yet (and no…I’m not expecting!) 

That being said,  I can’t believe summer is just around the corner and seeing photos like this one makes me so excited for it!  This is a layout I did for Spellbinders of me and my niece last summer.  I’m so longing for those hot summer days!

It’ll be awhile before experiencing them here but I’ll be else where soon soaking up some rays and visiting with some old collage friends.  I can’t wait to see everyone at Convention!  I am also very excited to have my parents arriving tomorrow from Canada!  Yay!  So very much going on.  I love my moments that I get to create and just take a bit of time to relax and reflect.

Thanks so much for not giving up on me!  I’m back!  LOL

Monday, May 17, 2010

Pure Elegance

Pure Elegance

Supplies: Pattern paper - Collage Press: Citrus (Citrus Portico,) Seeds (Seeds Mums,) Sweet Shoppe (Yum;)Die Cut Tags - Collage press (Citrus;) Alphabets: Collage Press (Sweet Shoppe) American Crafts,  Die Cut Ring (Sweet Shoppe;) Die Cut Templates – Spellbinders; Flowers – A Million Memories; Ink – Clearsnap

Today is my design day for Collage Press.  We were to use our favorite older lines.  I loved doing this because I really feel like I could scrap in these colors and prints for a long time!  The photos are of my sweeties while they were twirlin’ it up one day in their princess dresses.  They are just the cutest lil’ ladies I ever did see!  So blessed to have them.  So very blessed.


This weekend we had a special little tea for just the ‘girls'.  It was so fun.  Our guest was an expert in plants and flowers so afterwards, they went outside and ground up fragrant flowers to make perfume.  Then they put it fancy bottles to sell.  Too cute. 

Blessings on you as you go your way today!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

You Are Always On My Mind CPS 116


CPS MM card

Supplies:  Mint Motif (Very Square, Very Square Sentiments,) Die Template Cardstock – Worldwin, Pattern Paper – Pink Paislee (365 Degrees),  Flower centers – Prima Marketing, Ink – Ranger, Black Pearls – Kaiser Krafts

Here is what the sketch looks like:

I decided to take this fun little sentiment and design a card based of the challenge this week at Card Positioning Systems.  It’s a great sketch that can be kept simple or done with more detail as some of the designers have done.  CPS MM card zoom

I added some ultra fine glitter to some of the dots in the center of this Very Square stamped image.  It’s one way to add a bit of color and and a bit of sparkle!  These stamps sets are now on sale at i{heart}papers.

Thanks for takin’ a look!  It’s a day full of soccer games, fishing derby and tea parties for us!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mint Motif’s FIRST big Release!!!

Mint Motif box

Supplies:  Stamps – Mint Motif (Very Square, Very Square Sentiments,) Die Template – Spellbinders™ S4-247 Labels Twelve, Pattern paper – Pink Paislee (365 Degrees), Stickers – American Crafts, Brads – Misc. Ink – Ranger

The time has finally come and Kimberly’s new line of stamps Mint Motif is now available!  She has also created this adorable block/box template that her stamps fit perfectly into and I decided to use it on my project today.  For a tutorial and template, visit Kimberly’s blog

June gets really busy for us with birthdays, graduation, and weddings so I like to get a jump start on Father’s Day.  This is a little box full of love that I created for the ‘Dad’ of our house hold.  It’s a fun size and perfect for rolling up little notes of affection and sticking them in or filling it up with goodies or even coupons such as… ‘I’ll wash your car,’ or ‘I’ll bring you coffee in bed.’ ect. 

With so many different designs in these stamps, it makes them so versatile from cutsie to classy, and masculine to boyish.  There are 6 different images to be exact and each set is selling for $10.   Very square sentiment set fits has 11 different sayings and they all fit perfectly in the squares.  LOVE it!

The Very Square stamp set and the Very Square Sentiments set are available at i{heart}papers

I’m so glad you stopped by today.  If you’d like some more inspiration from the Mint Motif  Design Team they will each have a reveal up on their blog today.

Charlene Austin

Geny Cassady

Latisha Yoast

Kazan Clark

Kimberly Crawford


Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Clip It Up

CIU four zm

Supplies:   Mint Motif (Very Square, Very Square Sentiments - AVAILABLE at starting May 14th;) Ink – Staz On, Close to My Heart, Crafters; Die Templates - Spellbinders™ S4-230 Labels Six, S5-019 Labels Eight, S4-192 Blossom, S4-232 Blossom Two, S4-191 Dahlia; Buttons -  Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker

I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already!  As you can see, I’ve been playing with my Very Square Stamps (two more days ‘til you can order your own!!!) I think I used 5 different ones to create the background and color images on this card.  I created it for my Clip It Up post for today.  You can read about the directions and see some close ups by visiting their blog here.  If you look around real close, you might find some instructions on how to win some Clip It Up goodies of your own!!

Last night I got an exciting email from Alisha.  LOVE those emails!  She was letting me know that I had a card accepted for Oct. issue of CARDS.  Wahoo!!  Thanks for letting me share my friends!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Good Monday Morning!


I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.  We spent Sunday with my husband’s family and it was such a fun time! 

I’m off to work in a but wanted to show you how quick you could make a card if you’re in a pinch. I of really enjoy making cards with lots of details, stitching and layered elements but sometimes the simple ones turn out to be the most fun!  This card, “It’s Your Day'’ is one that I created in less then a minute.  All it is, is one piece of pattern paper cut to fit on the card and then the stickers added to created the sentiment.  How cute is that?  The pattern paper is Webster’s Pages and it’s from the collection Garden Gala (Tea Time.)

Here’s another card I created using Pink Paislee’s Queen Bee.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mint Motif Sneak Peek!!

May 7 Thank you so very Much

Supplies: Stamps – Mint Motif (Very Square, Very Square Sentiments - AVAILABLE at starting May 14th;) Pattern Paper – Pink Paislee (Bayberry Cottage;) Die Templates: Spellbinders™ S4-162 Labels Two, S4-191 Dahlia; Ink – Staz On, Close to My Heart, Flower Center – Prima Marketing

Thank you so very much close up May 7

I can finally share this most exciting news that I’ve been keeping secret for too long!! My sweet friend and amazing paper crafter, Kimberly Crawford has started her own stamp line called ……….(drum roll please!)

Mint Motif logo

Kimberly has designed the most fabulous stamps for the debut of Mint Motif that will be sold beginning Friday May 14th, exclusively at i{heart}

What’s even more exciting is that I got to be one of the lucky few who has had a chance to create with them and come up with some very cool projects! The first of many is this card with this clever sentiment ‘Thank you so very much.’ There are two new stamps sets being released called Very Square and Very Square Sentiments. How cute is that? What I love about the sentiment stamps is that they are vertical. I have not seen that in a stamp set…ever. I just think it’s so eye catching and oh, so fun!

The second set is square backgrounds that combined with the perfect ink can make the most amazing background ‘paper look.’ On my card the largest Spellbinders Label Two die template shape is stamped with brown ink and the second Labels Two die is stamped with a different background (the dots) using a green ink. The smallest die shape has the sentiment on it and is actually pattern paper. And see that pop of pink in the flower? That’s a third background stamp that I used by stamping and then cut and embossing it. For the rest of the card, I used Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage pattern paper.

I am honored to be among five other paper crafters who are apart of the Mint Motif Design Team and they have also created some fabulous ‘peeks!’

And just when you think it can’t get any better than that….

it does!

Kimberly will be drawing names from the comments left on each blog and that person will win their very own stamp set! You’re gonna love them!

Charlene Austin

Geny Cassady

Julie Overby (you are here)

Latisha Yoast

Kazan Clark

Kimberly Crawford blog

Have a fabulous weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Webster’s Pages Card


Loving the bloomers!!  Webster’s Pages have come out with the most amazing bloomers for their trim.  I have to literally try very hard not to put them on every project I do!  On this care I used one of their large stickers for the frame and also for the sentiments and brackets.  The stars I cut out with with my Spellbinders™ die template.  Then I inked the paper to match glitter and and added lots and lots of glitter.  Fun!  These stars are new for me and I am having a lot of fun using them on all sorts of projects. 

This weekend was sooo very amazing.    The tea turned out just wonderful and so many ladies were able attend.   Then on Sunday, we had such a powerful Sunday morning service.  There were quite a few young adults who were water baptized and these young men were just full of the goodness of God.  They were (everyone was) so excited about what God was doing in their lives and the presence of God was so strong and the worship time so powerful.  I was just moved to tears as I was trying desperately to keep playing on the keyboard.  Really….we didn’t need any music.  Everyone was singing their hearts out and it was just beautiful.  I know that people left changed.  That’s what I love about the Lord.  He loves us to much to leave us just the way we are so he gentle helps us along the way.Ladies tea 2

As if we hadn’t enough excitement for one weekend, there was still a birthday party to come!  And this boy was EXTATIC!!  Actually, I’m not sure who was more excited about his present…him or his lil’ sister or instantly informed me that she would be sneaking it out of his room while he was at school!!  LOLIMG_7046

It was so fun to have lots of my son’s friends all together.  It just made me think…wow….one day this could make a very fun youth group and I know that is just around the corner.   Amazing!


I have some very fun news to share on Friday.  Oh, the count down has been hard but I’ve managed to bite my tongue.

See ya then!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Webster’s Pages Guest Designer!!

Miss you

Happy Scrapbooking Day!  Because It’s May 1st, I finally can shout it from the mountain tops!  This month I have the honor of being Webster’s Pages Guest Designer.  I seriously love their paper and had so much fun creating.  The lines that I used were Life’s Portrait and Garden Gala. 

The card above is one I did using my Spellbinders™ Blossom Two die.  The layout I did is of my d when we went to Disneyland this past May.  Wow….a year ago.  Boy, time flies!  LOL



I have more Webster’s Pages projects to upload and will get them up in the next day or two (if you’re itching for more inspiration…check out their Inspire Me site that has tons of Webster’s goodies!)For now, I’m off to do the last minute fixes on the Spring Luncheon we are having.  The church looks soooo beautiful.  I really have enjoyed decorating and arranging.  I can’t seem to turn off the creative mojo!

Tomorrow my oldest turns 11 years old.  **sigh**  It’s all good.  He is such a fantastic kid!

Hope you have a blessed and enjoyable day!


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