Thursday, March 25, 2010


Man, this post almost didn't make it!!  I mean, at like 10:30 tonight, I realized what time it was, had to stop doing the dishes and finish this card.

Priorities, right.  I've gotta keep them in check.  I mean, my mojo should really appreciate all of the sacrifices I make for it.  The dishes, they are welcome to jump out the window and head for the hills any time!  But, my mojo, it shouldn't run off like it did.  Its just not right.

Anyway, I finally had the chance to play with my very first digital stamps.  These babies rock!!  I really thought that it was going to be this big pain in the beep to print out digi stamps, but it turned out to be so easy!  I love it!  This super cool tree image and the friends sentiment are from whimsyhaven.  LOVE them.  I have some more that I am I am dying to play with too.  I also used all the requirements for the poppy seed challenge and the sketch from card patterns sketch 56, not to mention the 8+ colors for the cards magazine blog.  I am one lean, (not really lean) mean, multi-challenge machine.  Yeah, take THAT dishes!!!

Here's the card:

p.s.  don't look at the wet finger smudges on this card.  That was just the dishes trying to get back at me!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


my mojo!  frequents local craft stores, loves butterflies and rhinestones.  last seen jumping out my window and heading for the hills.  missing since 03/20/2010.  Reward for safe return.

oy vey.

I actually sat down at the craft table tonight (which I haven't done in several days).  I gave up about 15 minutes later when I finally realized that it just wasn't happening.  I need my mojo and it is nowhere to be found.  So sad.

But, since I haven't posted in awhile, I figured that I would show you a couple of cards that I made early last week and never posted.

I made this for the Moxie Fab doily challenge and never got around to entering it.  Hate it when that happens. Anywho, I didn't have any doilies, so I made this one out of a coffee filter!!  I know, crazy right.  Thats how things roll in my part of town, ya gotta hold on to the seat of your pants cuz ya never know what can happen.

Hey, maybe my mojo is hiding in the coffee pot.

In case you hadn't noticed, I'm a little tired.

Here is another card I made.  I am pretty sure this one was for the CPS sketch last week.  It tried to run away with my mojo, but I grabbed it just in the nick of time.  It didn't get entered because it was in a time out.

Well, if my nuttiness hasn't frightened you off for good, stop back tomorrow, cuz I am craftin, man, with or without my mojo!!  And you can tell it I said so!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Man, oh man.

Its hard to make a card for a man.

I had to make a couple of them this month and it is always a challenge (for me, anyway) to balance handmade and masculine.  Lucky for me, Crazy 4 Challenges is hosting a masculine card challenge.  I used the layout from Card Patterns Sketch 55.  I am finding that using challenges really helps me get my craft on and cards come together better and faster than when I am just playing around.  That comes in handy some times, ya know it!!

Here's my card:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC20

Hello, crafty crafters.

It is spring break here in Central Texas so I might be MIA for awhile. We have plans most of the days, but I'm hoping that I can steal some stamping time for myself in the evenings!! Only time will tell... :-)

Here is a super quick card I whipped up yesterday while the kids were at the park. It is for the gorgeous color challenge over at the play date cafe.  Here's the yummy photo:

Here is my card:

Not sure why, but my stash has very little lavender.  In fact, the lavender card stock (1 of 2 pieces that I have) and the patterned paper that I used here are about it.

Hmmm, I might have to do something about that.

Have a great week- I am being summoned to participate in a Halo tournament with the kiddos!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Caardvarks Photo Inspiration Challenge

O.k., have you seen this challenge over at Caardvarks?  If you have, I am sure that you just had to play along- I know I did.  I mean, look at this photo.  GORGEOUS!!

I was soooo busy this week that I barely had any time to stamp.

In fact, when I went into the dining room (aka, my stamping space) this morning, my craft supplies had put up missing person posters of me all over the place!!!

How rude, I know!!  What's even worse is that the reward was only $1.32!!  Jee zooey, what does a crafter have to do to earn some respect around here??

Anyway, there were so many challenges that I wanted to do this week, but it just wasn't in the cards for me or my supplies (they will be just fine, trust me.)

But, I just couldn't get this picture out of my mind.  It is just gorgeous- I love the white on white, those butterflies and that bird.  Oh, that bird, I just love it.  I know it is fake, but still.  LOVE it!!  And, I had just the paper for this card.  Here it is:

This card came together pretty quickly and I really like the way it turned out.  I am loving that SU bird punch!!  I hope you like it!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the weekend.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

play date cafe

I literally missed the deadline for this by about 14 minutes!!  Oh well!  I wanted to post it anyway because it took me less than 10 minutes to make (these past few days have been super busy!!) and I always like when cards come together quickly.  I have a billion and one emails that are starting to get unruly, so I'm gonna make this post super quick too.

Here's the challenge info and the card!  BTW, this is the perfect card for today- the weather was FINALLY gorgeous here- bright and sunny and in the low 70's.  Hello spring- I've missed you and I'm glad you're back!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Poppies...Poppies. Poppies will put them to sleep!

Do you remember when the Wicked Witch of the West said that in the Wizard of Oz??

And then Dorothy says, "I can't stamp anymore. I'm so sleepy...I have to rest for just a minute."  (I'm pretty sure that's what she said.  She was a big crafter, ya know.  I mean, remember her hair bows?)

Anyway.  That's me.  Right now.



But, I had an unexpected chance to stamp tonight and I am so glad I did.  I have wanted to join the Poppy Seed Challenge  (Ah, now the insanity is starting to make sense.) over at Lisa Johnson's blog, Poppy Paperie.  If you haven't seen her blog, and if you are reading this, I am sure you have, then you must drop everything and go check it out.  Lisa oozes with talent.  She is A. MAZING.  Seriously.  Sometimes when I'm looking at her blog, my stamping supplies start chanting her name.  Then I have to yell, "Pipe down over there!!!  Don't make me start an ebay auction!!"

I think the poppies are making me loopy too!

Anyway, this is Lisa first challenge.  Woo Hoo!!  Here are the deets for you, my pretty!  And your little dog, too!!

Crystals and flowers and yellow, oh my!  Crystals and flowers and yellow, oh my!  Crystals and flowers and yellow, oh my!

Here's my card.  I also made it using Sketch #156 over at CPS.  (There is a hint of yellow in there, I promise.  And Lisa said, all you need is a hint.)

And now, I'm off to go to sleep, yes, wonderful, wonderful sleep.
Because, because, because, because, because. 

Because I'm so tired, I'm starting to weep.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Life. Happens.


It wasn't the first word that came to mind, but probably the safest choice for a blog post if ya know what I mean.

These past two days didn't exactly go as planned. Sunday was the worst. To make a long story short, my diet consisted of 7.5 sips of water and about 3 saltines. And I missed all three of my son's baseball tournament games!!!

Yesterday was MUCH better. However, I did spend about 3 hours taking apart my husband's car!! Yes, you heard that right. Took. Apart. Car. I know, I know. But now we have working headlights- woo hoo!!

So, I have been working on this card a little bit here and there and finally finished it today!! I made it for the SFYTT challenge over at I {heart} to Stamp. I also made it using teal blue for the Play Date Cafe Challenge. LOVE me some teal blue, yes I do!! (LOVE me some teal green too!! That's why I used it in my second card. So don't run away just yet.)

I thought it was pretty clever, the way I did the BaBy letters!  I stamped them, crimped them, then cut them out.  Kinda cute, if I do say so myself!!  ;-)

Here is my second card for the Play Date Cafe Challenge.  The layout is for another SFYTT at  I {heart} to Stamp.  I am using the teal green this time.  Why?  Cuz teal green, it's just as gorgeous as teal blue, and really, how could I chose one and not the other, right??

And, if you are still here... hello?  HELLO?  I took a quick peak at my last post and ahhhhh!!  was horrified at the picture!!  E-gads, what happened there??  Well, apparently my camera was in the wrong mode and that made the light all blueish and yucky.  So, I quick took another pic and of course HAD to post it.  I don't want to embarrass myself or anything.  Here she is, in bright white light.