Friday, March 13, 2009


Greetings from Kentucky! Dave decided to drive up to our old stomping ground in Ohio to see about some job opportunities, and I told him that Wyatt and I were going to hitch a ride up to KY to see my sister, Jan. So here we are!

So much is going on in my head right now, as I type this. It looks like relocation up north (OH) is imminent, and I'm pretty much freaking out. We have such a great thing in Florida - with the exception of no job for my DH. But we have to go where the work is, and it sounds like there's a great opportunity for him up here, well, both of us actually.

I don't want to be too specific, because nothing's for certain, and there's still SO many details that need working out, but I'm REELING from it all, and I just felt the need to come and air it out here! LOL

No, I don't have anything to show you, as things have been so crazy, but as soon as I do, y'all will be the first ones to know! :) That also means that I don't have a card for this week's SSC. :( Sorry - I hate to miss this one, but I'll make it up as soon as I'm able.

Well, I guess that's about it. I hope that everyone's having a good Friday the 13th! :) Till later...


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Life is the Berries

Morning All! I've got a giftie to show you today. This is one of my homemade strawberry jam jars that I made back in November. It turned out oh-so-yummy, I must say. Well, anyways, when I first saw this set from Lizzie Anne, I knew I had to make a cutie tag for one of my jars!

The set is called Tutti Fruiti. The fabric is a remnant I had from my stash. Ribbon is from PTI. The button is from Creative Cafe, and I used Nesties for the circle.

Well, that's about it! I have to go give my guys a kiss before the run out the door to go fishing! Till later!


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Get Well Soon, Ellie!

This is one of the new MFT sets that were released last week, Night Night Ellie. Ain't she cute!? I paired her up with one of my newer PTI sets and Lauren's SSC #22.

The color combo is Lemon Tart, Melon Berry, and Raspberry Fizz. I used my Cuttlebug on the yellow layer and Copics for the image. I drew in the little dots on her jammie shirt with my white gel pen.

The ribbon is from Doodlebug (I think), and buttons are from Basic Grey. I also used a Bella Dot on the flower center.

Now I'm off to get ready for work! Have a good Monday, and I'll be back soon!


Time for a Saturday Sketch!

Wow, I've been in total crafting mode lately. I've officially emerged from my slump and I'm finding the best of both worlds - involving Wyatt in my crafting time! It's been awesome!

Today, I finished a superhero quilt top that I started last night (it wasn't that difficult of a pattern), and I'm just waiting on one of my BFFs to go up to the quilt store with me to find some backing to finish it up! Wyatt can't wait! He LOVES superheros (this one has Batman and Spiderman in it), and I can hardly keep his hands off of it long enough to sew it! LOL That makes me happy! :)

Yesterday, I also made a cute "Nappy Bag" - pattern and fabric by Amy Butler. I'm really happy with how it turned out. I also just happened to finish this card! I kept it basic, but I really just like how it turned out. Largely because of Lauren's uber cool sketch. Check it out!

I used Lizzie Anne's School Days set and PTI's paper. Ribbon is from SU! and the button is from Creative Cafe.

Here's the rest of the sketch team, so you can check out their take on the sketch...

Alicia Weimen
Dawn Easton
Kendra Wisenbaker
Kim Gasper
Kristy Vernon
MacKenzie Bruckler
Maria Levine
Tamara Harder

Have a great weekend, and I'll be back soon with some more goodies!


Friday, March 6, 2009

Any Way You Slice It...

This is a card that I made with the newer LAD set, Tutti Fruiti. I thought that it was obvious what the image was, UNTIL I showed the card to the Hubster, and he said "Oh, cute pie." I sighed and said, "It's a slice of orange, Dear.", and got the eloquent response of "Oh."

Well, I like the card anyways! LOL I used citrus-y PTI colors - Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, and Spring Moss. I used my Scor-Pal for the inner border and my Fiscars punch on top. The rest is pretty clean and simple. Here's a close up of the image...

And now I'm off! I will do my best to have a SSC ard for you tomorrow, so check back in! TGIF!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

You Rock My World

Okay, I know that I said that I had a MFT card to show you today, but I never got a chance to take the pic, and this one's all edited and ready to go! :) This was made with a new LAD set, School Days. Inside the over sized mug is an apple stress ball, an apple pen, and lots of yummy chocolate truffles.

Here's a close-up of the tag. I sponged the edges of the white with Antique Linen ink. The "A+++" was stamped with white craft and I used the MSL punch for the apple. I also used PTI and SU! ribbon with a Creative Cafe button.
This was a nice quick and easy project that would be easily duplicatable, and I like how it turned out. :)
Now I'm off! Have a good one, and I'll be back soon with another project!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

MFTeaser: Hooga Booga

Welcome to the MFT Blog Hop! Tonight is release night, and believe me, you're going to LOVE all of the new sets! If you're coming in on the hop in the middle, make sure you start with Kim, so you don't miss anything!

This set is called, Hooga Booga, and I had SO much fun with this card! I love the grass, flowers, and clouds about as much as I love the monsters! But I also had loads of fun with my Shimmerz! I painted it on everything! Here's a close-up...

I hope that you like it! To continue along with the hop, check out my girl, Ana! She's my BBFF or Blogging BFF :), and I know that you love her too!
I've got another MFT card for you tomorrow, so check back in then! Till later...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

MFTeaser: Tea with Flopsey

This card was made with MFT's new March Flopsey (to be released Wednesday!). I also used the flowers from the new Hooga Booga set - did I mention that I love that one?! I'll show a card with that set tomorrow.

Anywho, I used the BG Urban Prairie PP and the cutie MSL bird punch. Ribbon is from PTI, and I colored the image with Copics. Here's a close-up of the birdie...

The sentiment says "A cup of tea, a shady tree. Wish you could keep me company." Cute, huh?!
Well, that's about it! Till tomorrow!

Monday, March 2, 2009

MFTeaser: Monsters Ink

This is a Teaser that I created with the new MFT Monsters Ink (get it?! :)) set and SC215 on SCS. In case you didn't see it, Roxi used my card for the sketch, so I HAD to play along with the challenge! I made this card a while ago, but could only post it today. I hope you like it! I had SO much fun stamping my little "scene"! I'm in LOVE with these monsters!

The flowers, hearts and clouds are part of another new MFT set, Hooga Booga (I LOVE this one, too!). I'll show you that card on Wednesday, I think. ;) The grass was made with two different colors of green Flower Soft. I really like playing with that stuff - I just usually forget that I have it! LOL The purse and bow tie are elevated and adorned with Twinkle Stickers. The image was colored with Copics.
These sets will be released on Wednesday. Here's the deets...
My Favorite Things ( is having a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday, March 4th from 9-10 PM EASTERN. This month there are 5 new sets being released including a Who's that Girl who is hanging with her peeps!
Head over to the MFT forum on to find out all the details and to find out how YOU can be the next MFT Guest Designer. We hope to see you there on Wednesday night.
Tomorrow will bring another Teaser, so I hope to "see" you then! Have a good Monday!