Monday, June 22, 2009

A Day Late ....

Hello! Here's a card I made for a friend of mine (Hi, Kristel!!). She commissioned me to make several Father's Day cards. This is a layout I got from Deb at ARTfelt Impressions. I loved this card she created awhile back....and just turned the layout a bit.

Kristel needed a golf card for her Dad or her FIL...can't remember which. This is the only golf image I have, from the retired set Sporting Goods. This set has saved me time and again when it comes to masculine cards. It's a shame that it's retired!

Hope you are all having a great day! It's gorgeous here in Southeastern PA ...warm, sunny, breezy, bright blue skies ....LOVE IT!!!

Thanx so much for visiting! Pop a comment if you have the time!! Smiles

What's In It?
Stamps: Sporting Goods, Holiday Blitz
Paper: Always Artichoke, Kraft, Naturals White
Ink: Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Staz-On Black
Acc: Hemp Twine, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hey Chickies!! Hope you are all as happy about it being FRIDAY as I am!!! Wakka Wakka

My trip to Cape May was fabulous! It's always great to get together with the whole team ...especially since we are spread all over the map and work remotely. We had a fantastic time! After dinner last night, we played Taboo. I had never played before and LOVED it! A few times I thought for sure that I would pee my pants, I was laughing so hard!! Gotta love that!!

This card was made for my cousin's daughter ... Connie... for her 13th birthday. I was really excited with how it turned out. Pre-teen and early teens are hard ages to create for, in my opinion. I think this fit the bill!

I used up some American Crafts scraps I had (the label portion was already cut off, so i don't know the name...sorry!). I also used my MM Circle Cutting tool ...LOVE that!! This was one of my first attempts working with SU!'s Sticky Cuts. These are letters that are made out of the same material as Sticky Strip. They can be a bit tricky, but were easier to work with than I expected. LOVE, love, love glitter .....who doesn't, right?!?!

Well, I guess I should catch up from my two days out of the "office". I have about one month until my actual vacation in Sea Isle City, NJ. My Mom is lucky enough to have a friend that owns a condo in Sea Isle. This is the first year I will be able to take an entire week, though. Woohoo!! Hope the weather warms up by then.

As always, your visit and comments are very much appreciated. Have a fabulous weekend!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

On my way to Cape May ...on Hump Day!

Hello! Happy Hump Day!! I'm heading to Cape May, NJ today for my company's Annual Project Manager Summit. Woohoo!! Can't wait to see everyone again! Most of us work remotely (from home) and are spread across the United States. Although we talk and email often, it's great to get together face-to-face. This year our Manager wanted to focus on Team Building, so she rented a house in Cape May ...instead of the usual individual hotel rooms we would have. This way, we will be together all day/night ...cook meals together.....etc. Should be fun! A bit torturous, since we'll be just blocks from the beach, but will be working all day. *sigh!*
However, I'd rather be at the beach and working, then at home working.


I know, I know... you came to see a card. Sorry!! You know I love to "talk". Just can't help myself. *grin*

This adorable sock monkey was made for my youngest nephew, Ben. He turned TWO WHOLE HANDS (10) back in the beginning of May. For his birthday, he wanted to have all the family over and play kickball. About 5 years ago, we started playing kickball at my SIL Kelly's house during the nice weather. The kids love it ...almost as much as us adults!! I have always loved playing kickball ...since I was in 1st grade!!

Again, on with the card info... sorry!! Embarrassed 1

I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the Pumpkin Pie cardstock so it looks like a kickball (playground ball). Then I used my xacto knife to make a slit along the monkey's arm, so I could slide the little kickball under his arm. Too cute!!

Don't have time for ingredients today (again). Please leave a comment if you have any questions.

As always, thanx for visiting my little corner of blog land! Leave a comment and let me know you stopped by!! Enjoy your day!

Monday, June 15, 2009


Hello! Wow, it's amazing how quick Mondays roll around, isn't it?!?! Seems like the older I get, the closer the Mondays get. Blech!

This is the first full week of summer vaca for my kids. My oldest will be a senior next year. GULP!!! I can't even believe it!! My middle one will be a freshman!! And my youngest will be 5th grader!! Where did this time go?!?!

The youngest is already BORED ... every day I hear it at least once. Fun!! I work from home, as a recruiter. So, Ryan thinks that b/c he can see me, I'm available to him 24/7. Again, FUN!! I promised to take him to the library this afternoon.....gotta keep this quick.

This card was made for a friend/neighbor's son, Robert. His graduation party a couple of weekends ago....and we had a BLAST! A little too much fun, actually ...if there is such a thing!!

Don't have time for the recipe right now. If you have any questions, shoot me an email or leave a comment. Actually, leave a comment anyway .... it's nice to know people are visiting (besides Liz and LeAnne!!) Thanx girls!!

Have a great day and thanx for visiting!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Hi there! This card is a CASE from the Occasions Mini. I hesitated on getting this set, until I saw all the amazing cards made with it on SCS and in BlogLand. haha! It really is a fabulous set! I love this size, too. I've never made cards this size before, even though I've had this size envie for a few years. Imagine that, a stamper that hoards goodies!?!?! Why, I never!!

I'm keeping this short, since I'm having friends over tonight. I have a million things to get done before the party .... and, as usual, I've left many things until the last minute. Why do I do this to myself?!?

Thanx for visiting!! Hope you all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Soccer Thanx!

Hello! Happy Tuesday!! These cards were made for my son's soccer coaches, Coach Modderman and Coach Justin. They coached the U16-U19 Spring Soccer team this year. Although the boys didn't win any games, they had a blast together and played well.

I tend to struggle with plain, masculine cards. However, these came together rather quickly! Woohoo!!

I embossed the soccer cleats with SU!'s detail black EP. The black/gold panel is raised up on mounting tape. You gotta love those JUMBO eyelets for masculine cards!! Well, I love them ....maybe you don't?!?! haha!

The extra panel on the inside was to give the whole team room to sign their names. Even though this looks kinda orange, the card base is Morning Marigold. Our school colors are gold (yellowish) and black.

Their last game was this past Saturday away game ....and they lost. Boo!! Oh well, they'll do better in the fall ...and next spring.

Thanx so much for visiting! Have a great Tuesday!!

What's In It?
Stamps: Just Soccer, Family Phrases
Paper: Marigold Morning, Textured Black, WW
Ink: Staz-on Black, VersaMark
Acc: Detail Black EP, Circle punches, Designer label punch, Ticket corner punch, Corner punch, Jumbo eyelets, Cropodile, Dimensionals

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cupcakes for Lily!

Happy Monday (oxymoron!). This post is a bit late, but it's been one of those days know, a MONDAY. Ack!?!?!

A good friend of mine (hi Kristel!) is one of my bestest card customers. Truth be told, she is the bestest!! She recently placed a hefty order. One of the cards she needed was for her daughter, Lily's, birthday. Lily is a trip!! She is so stinkin' cute!!! This cutie patootie cupcake card was made with her in mind.

It follows the Mojo Monday sketch 89 from last week, shown here....

Here's a shot of the inside. Everyone is decorating the inside of their cards these days. Only trouble is how expensive postage has gotten ....and continues to get! I knew that Kristel wasn't mailing this card, so I was worried about the tiny bit of extra weight.

Thanx for visiting!! As always, your comments are much appreciated!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Soul ... Art .... Challenges

Hello! Sit down, this may be shocking.... I completed a sketch challenge on the SAME DAY it was posted!!!! Well, wonders never cease!

Karen Giron is one of my favorite stampers. If you haven't visited her amazing blog, check it out here. This card is for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 21.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

This will be given to my son's Art Teacher, Mr. Phillips. He has been really great with Frankie this year....encouraging him and pushing him to do so much with his artwork. Mr. Phillips also runs a weekly after-school Art Club every Friday. The kids love it! My oldest, Jackie, was in Art Club when she was in 8th grade, too.

I hope to have posts all week. Stay tuned and let me know you're checking in .....I love to read your comments!!

What's In It?
Stamps: Hampton Art Stamps
Paper: Textured Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, WW, Basic Grey's Scarelet's Letter
Ink: Staz-On Black
Acc: SU! 5/16" Silver Brads, Dimensionals