Monday, October 26, 2009

2s4u Monday.......

The last six months has quickly passed and it's time to bid 2s4u adieu. The experience has been phenomenal! What a great team to work with!! Laura and Kazan are simply fabulous and very professional! Here's a BIG thank you to both of them!
The DT gals were awesome to work with as well! They're full of talent and creativity! I wish them all the best~

Here's my card this week.....we were sponsored stamps from the Cutting Cafe. The images were super cute!
If you get a chance to play along with this weeks sketch. It would be such a pleasure to have you! I hope you all have a SUPER Monday! I'm still reveling in this splendid Fall weather!

patterned paper: nutmeg and earlybird by Cosmo Cricket
cardstock: really rust by stampin up
digi stamps by: the Cutting Cafe
chipboard tree: basic grey
ribbon: offray
acorn: cardstock sticker
other: circle punches, scalloped circle punch, button,
twine, ric-rac, rhinestones, pinking shears


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Favorite Fall Foliage

Fall is easily one of my favorite seasons! I enjoy pulling out my warmer clothes and adding on layers. The cool mornings and evenings are a wonderful reprieve to the muggy heat! For some odd reason I get the biggest kick when it gets cold enough to see your breath when you exhale. Must be the kid in me?!
Fall decorations also hold a big space in my heart! The scarecrows, gourds, cornstalks, straw bales and pumpkins make me want to smile. Fall is a reminder to reflect on our blessings bestowed upon us.
Here is a photo I wanted to share that I snapped sitting in the car waiting for DH yesterday. It was taken through the front windshield. So, there may be some buggy specks.....
Happy Fall to ALL!!



GCD Studios Challenge and prizes....

Please stop by GCD STUDIOS....they are hosting a sketch challenge with PRIZES. There is a deadline so you'll want to hop by there asap!

They also are featuring a couple of my never seen before cards. :)


Friday, October 23, 2009

Moxie Fab World Ruffle Challenge......

I couldn't resist adding one more entry in the MFW ruffle challenge. I'm a girly girl and this challenge is right up my alley!! I have three girls so I am constantly buying hair accessories. Recently, I've decided making them is the least expensive route! Also, I can make them to match an outfit or season. Here's a little gift set I made consists of a denim pocket, bow clip, tag card and ruffled barrettes.

The regular bow is a hair clip but it could also be clipped on a headband. I created a template for the barrettes to snap on and covered it with sweet melissa frances patterned paper. The barrettes only take a few minutes to create. The supplies are very inexpensive. I but the barrettes and clips at Hobby Lobby when they're half price. You get several smaller ones in each package. So each barrette costs aprox. .30 - .40 cents. or less. I hope to make more and show them on the blog. The card and barrettes fit perfectly inside the I need a matching gift bag.

For several years, red has been one of my favorite colors. A lady at the kids school tells me every time she sees me I have red sometimes I make it a point to wear a different color when I see her! lol It's such a rich and vibrant color. My home is also full of shades of red. From the walls and rugs to the decor!

ribbon: walmart
pocket: cut out of old jeans
hair clip: hobby lobby
barrettes: hobby lobby
buttons: papertrey ink
flowers: walmart
lace: joanne fabric
stamp: stampin up
ink: stampin up
ric-rac: joanne fabric

patterned paper: melissa frances, doodlebug designs
rub-on: melissa frances


Monday, October 19, 2009

2s4u Monday....

Today is another 2s4u Monday. We were sponsored product from Creative Cuts. Be sure to stop by and check out the prize and sketch for this week.

I used a little bat die-cut card for my card this week. I think it ended up kinda cute. :)
I also used new paper from GCD Studios Artsy Urban Collection. I 'm sooo in love with this new line.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Matilda Jane....

This post is a little off the beaten path but I just had to share this adorable girls clothing with you.....I would feel selfish if I kept all this goodness to myself. :D
I recently stumbled upon this mom-based company a couple weeks ago.....Matilda Jane. I happily contacted a Trunk Keeper and scheduled a Trunk Show. If anyone is interested in ordering anything feel free to send me an email and I can give you more info.

I'm hopelessly in love with some of these clothing items. I can just see
my girlie's wearing these little dresses and fun bloomers!

Isn't this skirt, bloomer, tights, and clogs ensemble darling!!
I could go broke buying Matilda Jane!! But I'll practice restraint
and buy a little at a time. :D


Monday, October 12, 2009

2s4u Monday......

I'm happy to bring you another 2s4u Monday! This weeks sponsor is Just Rite stamps. WOW! You gotta love their products! Be sure to stop by 2s4u and see all the other DT's special creations. Also, we'd love to have you play along if you can!

This card has some yummy My Minds Eye patterned paper, May Arts ribbon, and Paper Trey Ink buttons......TSM for stopping by!! I have to run and tackle household tasks and chores! Of course, I would rather be lazy but I'm not going to complain.....I'm thankful I'm able to complete the work I have ahead of me today! I'm blessed to have my health and good senses :)! I wish a happy and blessed day to all of you!!


Monday, October 5, 2009

2s4u Monday.....

This week at 2s4u we were lucky enough to use Sakura pens again. I used the souffle pens on
this card. I colored in some of the detail on this Just Right cutie pie stamp. The paper is from My Minds Eye (thanks Cath) what an awesome kit this is!!

We would love to have you play along at 2s4u this week! :D

Here's my take on Lauras lovely sketch.....

Have a super evening!!



Caardvarks Challenge (ribbon)

OUR SPONSOR for the current challenge is May Arts. It is a leading distributor of high quality ribbon products, serving a wide variety of merchants from large retail outlets to home-based business in the craft and scrapbooking, gift, stationery, quilting, fancy food, floral, interior design and jewelry industries. Since its founding, May Arts has built its business on a foundation of quality products, affordability, and outstanding customer service. To read more about our history, please click here.
In 2008, May Arts responded to customer demand by creating a sophisticated online store to combine personalized service with convenient, anytime ordering. If you have any questions about our new online store, please feel free to contact us directly.
We look forward to serving all of your ribbon needs!To locate a retailer in your area please visit: May Arts Retail Store Locator
And be sure to visit our:
May Arts BlogWhere we have weekly giveaways, contests, a wealth of ribbon techniques and video tutorials!
Create a ***NEW*** card using ribbon in a wonderful way! Have it linked to Caardvarks via Mr. Linky by October 17th @ Midnight PST. Please post a direct link to your blog post or gallery.

I loved using May Arts ribbon! The assortment and quality is amazing!

(wording came from Caardvarks blog)


Saturday, October 3, 2009

2sketches4u WCMD Blog Hop.....

Welcome to World Card Making Day and the 2 Sketches 4 You Blog Hop. Each one of the Designers drew inspiration from the special sketch created specifically for this event at 2 Sketches 4 You (the blog hop starts there). As Designers we all worked with a different sponsor to bring you mega inspiration and of course Prizes to be won. Just by leaving a comment on each Designers Blog you will be eligible to win a particular sponsors prize. I was chosen to work with.....Stampbord .
Stampbord™ is an incredible art and craft surface, developed by Ampersand Art Supply, that allows clean, perfect rubber stamp impressions every time. The surface is correctable and erasable, great for jewelry, custom boxes, magnets, altered books, ornaments, embellishments, scrapbooking & more! Stampbord’s ultra-smooth clay finish accepts all types of stamping inks including dye based, alcohol and pigmented. The absorbency of the clay surface lets you apply color without smearing, and no matter how saturated the surface becomes, the material will never buckle
For unbelievable inspiration and ideas on how to use Stampbord visit the Stampbord Idea gallery HERE .

Blog Hop Giveaway
I am giving away this amazing collection of Stampbord goodies including a variety of Stampbord sizes and a special Stampbord etching tool. All you have to do to WIN this entire Kit is leave me a comment here by by Midnight (MST) and I will randomly select the lucky winner. All winners will be announced tomorrow, Sunday Oct 4, on 2 Sketches 4 You.

Here's a card I created using a piece of Stampbord

and the sketch from 2s4u. I hope WCMD is full of

happy and creative memories!!

Now hop over to Sankari's blog for more inspiration. Have a happy day!!



Friday, October 2, 2009

tender moments....

I took our puppy Buckeye and youngest daughter outside the other day and snapped a few photos. She wasn't overly thrilled about the idea but I think a few of them turned out ok. Buckeye is 12 wks. old and has blended with our family quite well. He is being a good pup and using his "litter" box (a deep cookie sheet with kitty litter in it) 60-70 percent of the time. He goes to the vet Monday for more shots and I'm guessing he'll be between 2 and 2 1/2 lbs. Since he was close to a pound and a half at his last visit a month ago.

Come back tomorrow for WCMD.....I'll be celebrating with 2s4u and a prize.


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