Under Construction

To start....I apologize for the terrible lighting.  I tried taking pics outside....too blue!  I tried taking pics inside (won't fit in the lightbox)..too yellow! However, "I" know the colors look just fine and I'm happy with the results.  I may change the sentiment on the right side and the "first" pic is missing on the left side, but I wanted to go ahead and take pic.

Under Construction is from Scrapping Bug Designs.  The die label on right is from Clear Dollar Stamps, but I don't see it anymore. I used the EK mini pennant punch and made a shadow using my Cameo. I also used an EK flower punch, Silhouette cut-file and MB filigree die. ( Also, Doodle Bug jewels, ribbon, pearls, stitching, brads, pop-ups and K & Company embellies.)

12x12 - left side (top left photo is missing)

This is how they came to our house to announce that it was a GIRL!


Dream a Little Dream

When does any baby or child look the sweetest?  Sleeping!!! So, I just had to dedicate a double page to "sleeping innocence".  I chose the set "Time to S-moo-ze" by Little Scraps of Heaven.  So sorry for the outside lighting pictures.  Anyhoooo, I'm keeping 5 pages very soft and girly and the other 5 neutral just so it doesn't look like the same thing all the way through the book.

12x12, poor lighting, embossing folder, stitching, my cloud files, pop-ups, buttons

12x12, EK cloud punch, glitter heart button


Happy Memorial Day ...goodies!

Happy Memorial Day weekend!
The kids are out of school and we are starting off cloudy and cool here in SC today. Tomorrow will be back in the upper 80's. My kind of weather.  No big plans here...kinda wish I did!

Doodle Pantry is having an amazing sale this weekend. So celebrate with the Doodle Pantry family and save and get some free things too!

Through 10 pm eastern Monday May 27, there is 35% off all products (excludes gift certificates)
Here's your coupon code for the 35% off:
Enter the code in the field at the bottom of your cart, and click SUBMIT to see the discount apply. Then proceed to checking out.

You can add this new SCHOOL BUS pictured below to your cart for FREE (limited time)!
Hurry, because the School Bus will ONLY be free with a purchase through 10 pm eastern on Monday, May 27.  


Smack Those Lips!

Summer time means fresh veggies and fruits, fruits, fruits.  Strawberries are plentiful here and peaches will be prime for the picking in just one week....the whole summer long!

Here is another May Release from Doodle Pantry called Cherry Nice Mice.  The set comes with B/W and pre-colored images, along with co-ordinating papers and sentiments.  I used copics today.

I think you have a couple of more days to play along in the Doodle Pantry May Challenge #34 and receive the beautiful Fruitful Star and a chance to win a gift certificate to the store...yippee!

A2, stitching, ribbons, circle punches, my own scallop square cut file using Silhouette Cameo, ColorBok paper, and glossy accents on citrus


Scrub a dub dub

It's official.....it's going to be a GIRL!!! With that being said, I can return to working on the scrapbook so some pages will be girly.  (Due date: October 2)

I purchased the Tub Time set from Designs on Cloud 9.  I designed my own rubber ducky cut file.  I've been casing a lot from Stacy (very talented lady), but adding my own paper or "twist" to make it mine.  While it may look a tad plain, once pictures are included in all the white space, it should be just fine and hopefully not TOO busy.

Picture taking of a 12x12 page has been very difficult...always room for learning and improvement!

12x12 left, copics, ribbon, stitching, border punch, embossing folder, glitter gel pen

12x12 right side, acrylic bubbles, plastic duck with twine


By the Sea

Yes, it is the same Fancy Flamingo set from Doodle Pantry's May release.  I have in-laws and two friends that live and spend a lot of time near Reddington Beach/Clearwater/Seminole, Florida.  They have the opportunity to see the spectacular sunset every evening from their deck.  Flamingos, heron, and egrets literally walk right by you on the beach as if they are taking a stroll too.

A2, MB wave and palm tree, stitching, glitter pen, pop-ups


Surf, Sand, Sun (Flamingos)

It's my time of year and place...summer, surf and sand, sun!  Fancy Flamingos is another awesome May Release set by Doodle Pantry. I used the pre-colored image and the Print n Cut feature on my Silhouette Cameo.  I wanted to keep the card soft, but simple and fun.  Join the May challenge and received the Fruitful Star set as a complimentary gift.

A2 horizontal, MB palm tree, MB ocean waves, glitter pen, stitching

Michael's $1 bin flamingo, Indioink  sentiments


Heck Yes....Things to Celebrate!!!

Yes, Cinco De Mayo has passed.  This was a birthday card for a good friend of my son, Mitchell. Davide celebrates each year on Cino De Mayo, but this year he was away at college finishing exams.  We decided to celebrate when he got home.

Inside, I made a list of things he had to celebrate...Top 10 List

This is another "oldie but goodie" from Doodle Pantry called Sombrero Hat, but I also included Ant Accents. The stitching is purple, green rafetta, and fun bright colors to go along with theme.

There is still plenty of time to join the Doodle Pantry May Challenge and receive the Fruitful Star.

A2, pop-ups, hanger punch, glitter pen


My Fake Plants

I find some things ridiculously funny and this sentiment, going along with Gertrude from Bugaboo Stamps, was one of those times.

 I used a flower punch, IO flower accents die, Spellbinder leaf die. ribbon and silver watering can charm.

I'm joining the Marker Pop Challenge #22: flowers.

A2, copics, yellow brad


Handy Birdie

I don't know the "theme" for this card yet, but I know it all started with me, who loves tools!  I have these great visions, but no brawn to finish them....so I seem to call in reinforcements, my DH or eldest son.  I had so many tools when I met my future husband, he actually thought I had been married previously.  I love tools....he love electronics!

This is Handy Birdie, one of the fun May Releases at Doodle Pantry. By participating in May's challenge, you will receive FREE the Fruitful Star.

Silver hangers (an old punch), tools (Svgcuts), Guy Stack (DCVW), ribbon, copics, stitching, Phillip's Head screw brad and my great tools!!!!!

A2 horizontal

Crazy Amigo Challenge 2W - Birds (Week 1)
Creative Craft Challenges 2W, 3E - All About Animals (Week 2)
ABC Challenges - W, cards only, E3, C10 - Tic Tac Toe*
Cards For Men - 2W, must be masculine - (2nd week) Animals
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - 2W - (2nd week) Outdoor Critters


Before and After!!!!!

The room was BAD, but not "quite as bad" as it looks in the first pic.  I had started pulling stuff out to throw away, give away, showing stuff that belonged to a friend who stopped making cards and THEN thought about taking pics.  From the pics, I looked liked I could have qualified for the "Hoarding Show" on TV.

It took me three weeks!!!  I still have some touch-up painting and a counter top to put down but I think it is nice enough to show you.  I think it will be self-explanatory the "before and after" pics.

You much click on the picture to really see the difference!!!
Window side

Tool Side

Computer Side

Stamp Side


Happy Mother's Day

My dear mother has passed, but I would like some of my friends to know I'm thinking of them on Mother's Day.  They will probably get the beautiful, gorgeous flower cards from the children, but from one mother's prospective to another I thought this card would "reach their daily life"...haha

The image, Float yer Goat is from Doodle Pantry.  I plan to do more of the May Releases, but I had to reach into the "oldie but goodies" for this project. I plan to enter into several challenges listed below.

I made 7 cards using scraps and different fences except for background. As you know I LOVE dies, and one of my favorites is this grass by Impression Obsession.

A2, Stitching, copics for flowers, IO grass, Poppy Stamp fence, Joy flower, pop-ups for dimension,  Fiskars cloud punches
INSIDE of card

A2, same card different edging because I cut too small....haha, forgot to put highlights on ballons before taking pic

Cut It Up - Mother's Day (use dies and/or cutting machine)
As You Like It Challenge- Favorite Die
Trimmies Craft Challenge: Stitching
Crafters Cafe challenge: Mother's Day
Broken Box Stock: Mother's Day
Digi Stamps 4 Joy: Women Are Special
Hobby Cutz Challenge: Mother's Day
Cutie Pie Challenge: Lots of Layers
Corrosive Challenges: Mother's Day
DL.Art: Mother's Day
Cuttlebug Mania: One For Mum
Love to Create Challenge- Punches and/or Dies


Dad will fix it !!!

Inside: To many "fixes" ahead and to many Father's Days to come!

My son will soon be a father. Be it a boy or girl, he will definitely be "fixing things"!  "What goes around, comes around"...haha

I discovered Birdie Brown while visiting my friend Lola's blog.  DIY Dad is May's Birdie Brown's  freebie. Make a card and enter her challenge.  I paper pierced the overall's and used copics on the rest. I adore this Guy Stack from DCWV. 

A2, copics, string, brads, Glossy Accents, hammer charm
Other Challenges:
Delicious Doodles:  Something for the Guys/Boys


Silhouette Girl

Have you ever started on a project, managed to accidentally stray away, and end up with a card/project that some how popped into your head for no apparent reason? It happens to me a little too often.

Where is this story headed you ask? While still working on re-organizing my craft room, I stopped to check my email.  Lola, at Little Card Maker , posted a card using a freebie image from Birdie Brown. Loved it, so I had to go take a look around this unknown site.  I saw this Silhouette Set (Girl and Boy) and this card instantly popped into my head (changed image into an svg/cutting file). I had just returned from a Scrapbooking Store trip with friend Cheryl (Cafexpressions) and the beautiful purchased Graphic 45 papers were staring me in the face.  I'll now return to re-organizing the room!!!

A2, stitching, LaLa Land border die, pop-ups, embellishment, charm, string, used my Silhouette Cameo

L-O-V-E charm is hard to see (burnt my hand with hot glue..ouch!


Job Well Done!

It's nearing graduation time!!! Handy Ants couldn't be more perfect for a few young men I know who also love woodworking.   It is one of the new fabulous May releases from Doodle Pantry.  I also used Critter Tops - Ants.  The extra tool cut files are from Svgcuts.com called Cliff's Clubhouse.  This image is pre-colored which is marvelous because I couldn't have done a better job than Laurie and wow...what a time saver!!!

Come on and join the fun in Doodle Pantry's May challenge!  Just for participating you will receive a designated set and a chance to win a gift certificate to the Doodle Pantry Store.  Yippee!

ALSO...Sale of 25% off (excluding gift certificates) May 1-6 at Doodle Pantry!

A2, pop-ups, SU embossing folder, hammer charm, tool brads, screw brads

Side-view, SU window punch, silver paper