August 20, 2014

~OMG...Time Got Away...Plus GIVE~A~Way~

The last time I posted was in Sept of 2013....WOW!! I have been meaning to post about what I have made the last few months, but time just kept slipping away. So many things have been going on over here on my end that has made me NOT want to post or even spend time in my craft room and CREATE. 
Then I remembered why I started this blog...because it is my therapy for whatever comes my way & helps pull me out of my incoming depression. 4 years ago when I started this blog {as some of you already know} my mom passed away & I needed an outlet to help me stay connected to her & for me to keep my creativeness going. It has for sure been an off and on thing for the last 4 years & lately I NEED to be here in my room doing the things I LOVE again. My dad passed away this year, the day after fathers day & it was bitter sweet. I adored my parents & miss them everyday. My mom was crafty & my dad loved to cook & experiment with ingredients to make something else. I got something from the both of them; the LOVE of creating & the LOVE of cooking! 
Thank You Mom & Dad for the things you have taught me...
{pictured above are my parents}

Today in honor of getting back into my room & the list I already have going of what I would like to get done {this post being one of them...check...} & create, I am giving away a few things to one LUCKY winner. 

Here is all you have to do:
1: Leave me a comment on what your THERAPY is that makes you happy & helps with your everyday struggles. I would LOVE to hear what helps. 
2: Go to our FB PAGE & tell us 1 thing you LOVE most in this give-a-way!!
GOOD LUCK to all of you...

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September 9, 2013

~Halloween Birthday~

I have quite a few birthdays for the month of Oct & therefore I LOVE to make Halloween cards. Not everyone knows what to do with them, but I do. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Halloween, & no I do not decorate above & beyond for it as I would like to, but I still LOVE it! So for me, making these cards does it for me.  
{Happy Birthday}
PP: Fancy Pants "Boo to You"
Stamps: Making Memories "Toil & Trouble" & Doodlebug Designs {Happy Birthday}
Ink: SUP!, ColorBox, CTMH
Punchs: EK
Misc: Ribbon {Offray} & Staples 

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September 5, 2013

~Tis the Season Card~

As you can see, I did not get around to the other cards I promised to show you this past weekend. {The joys of owning a restaurant} So since I have a few minutes before my son gets home from school, I thought I would share one with you now. 
As you noticed, I was unable to do Christmas in July due to working so much & not having the energy to make cute cards. So since last months Card Class theme was do what you want, I made a Christmas card to get me pumped & my Christmas card list going to get things sent out in Nov. Anyone else that way? I just LOVE making Christmas cards over any other style card & maybe because Christmas is just so magical for me. 
This card is measured as an 8 x 11 and the sentiment is on the inside...
"Tis the Season to be Jolly"
PP: Fancy Pants "Holly Jolly"
Stamps: Hero Arts & Studio G
Ink: Memento, Memories, VersaMark, & SUP!
Punchs: Fiskars, CM, & EK
Misc: Twine {DT} & Puffy Paint {Tulip}
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August 30, 2013

~Happy Birthday...Post Card Style~

Good Morning!
 I sat down this week & put a few cards together to share with you this weekend. The card I am showing you today is a simple put together Birthday card. What makes it so simple is that it is more of a post card style card than it is a normal card. You see the front & then flip it over & do your writing! I like cards like this because it is easier for me to display them on my fridge or up on my brag board. Do you have a favorite style?
Stamps: Art Impressions
Ink: Memories
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August 20, 2013

~Sympathy Cards~

The world can be cruel sometimes & take those away from us whom we LOVE the most. In times like these, it is always nice to receive a kind card or a note of sincerity from the ones we trust & LOVE. So today I am going to share with you a couple cards I made for occasions like this. I know when my Mom passed away a few years ago, cards like this were nice to get. You knew someone was always thinking about you & you knew you were LOVED!
PP: Studio Calico
CS: AC & Misc
Stamp: CTMH {Comforting Thoughts}
Ink: Memories
Punchs: EK & CM
Misc: Butterfly {Sassafras} & Bling

inside sentiment...
PP: BG {Pattern Paper & Boxer/Money Clip}
CS: AC & Misc
Stamps: Doodlebug Designs & CTMH {Comforting Thoughts}
Ink: Memories
Cartridge: Paper Dolls
Punch: EK
Misc: Sizzix Embossing Folder
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July 9, 2013

Grab Life by the Beans...

Isn't it about time we get something new on the blog to show all of our devoted fans??? I am excited to say that here is that something new...
JRhoades and myself were finally able to sneak in a few hours to chillax, visit and create! With our schedules for the summer, we haven't had much opportunity at all with finding the time to get our creative juices flowing and updating the blog (shame on us)! 
She bought a couple new stamp sets and we opted to use her new set by Paper Smooches "Cyber Cafe"... We loved it and had a hard time choosing which stamp to use (look below and see why).

I seriously can't wait to see what we create with the other stamps from this line... 

Our lives have thrown us in a lot of various directions... My partner in creativity and her family have opened up a Cafe in a neighboring town and are staying quite busy. Currently my husband is finishing up a job locally and was told to prepare himself and the family to move for a potential out of town job. As we started preparing by letting family, friends, my work, etc know of the possibility of us moving - I started feeling quite nervous as I put in my two weeks notice at work and preparing my girls for a potential move (or as a dear friend put it - for an adventure). I felt this card symbolized how I should be feeling vs. how I have been feeling (nervous, anxious, excited, scared, overwhelmed - to name a few). I am grateful for friends who are always pushing me to look for the good and seeing that it quite possibly could be an adventure with wonderful opportunities in store for me and my family! Who knows what the future holds - so for me - I'll grab life by the beans and go for it!

June 22, 2013

~Thanks Tree~

I am always in need of Thank You cards, & so I sat down & made a remake of a card KFerrara & I had done some time ago. I just love the style & simplicity of it!
PP: Cloud 9 Design "Fiesta Gloss"
Stamp: SU "Make it Count" & Stamps of Life "Trees2Build"
Ink: Memories & Fresco
Punch: CM
Misc: Ribbon {AC}
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