A House of Cards

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

It all started with a 3 x 4" scrap...

of Basic Grey striped paper. That scrap has been sitting on my desk for months, along with a hundred others. I cleaned up my scrap space last week, and put all my scraps away, but for some reason this scrap got missed. I didn't have the heart to get rid of it, so I knew it must have some purpose for not wanting to get put away. Well today I found out why. I was over checking out the CPS blog, and I was totally inspired by this week's sketch and inspiration, so I got to work. This was the end result. I really love how this one turned out. So much color and pattern. Totally my style. :)

Thanks for coming by to look!

Edited: This photo has been removed for publication.

Monday, June 25, 2007

I want to thank the girls over at...

CPS for the wonderful Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L prize pack I received in the mail today. I was blown away when I opened the box and saw how full it was. Thanks so much for the great prize and the wonderful inspiration!!!

Also, I was busy at work this weekend on Provo Craft projects, trying to get things done before the holiday. So I will leave you all with one of my Cricut projects. I sure do love that little machine. Thank for stopping by! :)

Friday, June 22, 2007

Here is my card...

for Melissa Phillips' challenge over at her blog Lilybean's Paperie. For this card, I used a kraft envelope for the background paper, a die-cut from foof-a-la's Thrift Shop page kit, Hero Arts, alphabet stamps, some Heidi Swapp hearts (chipboard and acetate), a foof-a-la button, some American Crafts ribbon, and ColorBox ink. Thanks for the fun challenge, Melissa, and thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

I was feeling a bit creative...

yesterday and today, and I have gotten alot of cards done. Always good when that happens. ;)

First is this Crate card. I love this Samantha line, such beautiful colors and patterns mixed together. I bought the Crate Mega kit over in the Scraps and Bits store at Self-Addressed. I am in Crate heaven! All the paper, ribbon, rub-ons, and chipboard from all 5 new lines. Do I really need that much? Well, sort of. My mother-in-law asked me to do a scrapbook for her, and I thought these products would work well with her photos. How am I going to do a whole scrapbook? I'm not quite sure yet. But I am sure going to try.

Next is a little Congrats card. It is a little more masculine than I tend to do, but I like the color combo and it seems to work, so it's a keeper.

Lastly is a quick and easy monogram card. I used the die-cut tags from the Basic Grey Pheobe pack. I love these colors. So pretty and girly.
Well, I am going to try and get another card or
two done. So thanks for stopping by!
Edited: These three cards have been removed for publication.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Just posting...

a quick little hello card I made. If you don't know me, these are my FAVORITE colors to create with. I'm a bright color kinda girl. ;)

Oh well, I need to go clean up my scrap space. I think I pulled out half of what I own.

Thanks for looking!
Edited: This card has been removed for publication.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Today is my birthday!

I am 37 years young. I really feel no different, but it good reason to eat cake and ice cream. Although any reason is a good reason to eat cake and ice cream. ;)

I received an awesome scrappy related email today. I am so excited about it. I am not ready to toot about it yet, because it is a few months off. But when it's here, I will be tooting loud. :D

I do have a few projects to share today. Some of my June DT projects went up on the SA site, so I can show them off. I finally did a 6x12 layout. This was actually pretty fun, once I figured out what direction to go with it.

Next is a card. I am just in love with these foam letters from American Crafts, especially this Rootbeer Float font.

Last but not least is a little wall hanging for my scrappy room. Hopefully it will inspire me to keep working. ;)

Well, that's all from me now. I need to get back to work on project I am right in the middle of. Thanks for coming by to look!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Just linking up a card...

for the DCM Embossing Dare. I used the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl embossing folder for the background. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Tomorrow is...

Father's Day, so I got off my patootie last night and made a card for this special day. Most all of the supplies came from the June Paper Posies kit. It was just perfect for a Father's Day card. I also used Sketch #16 over at Sketch This: CARDS.
I know dh wants a cooler for Father's Day, so the kiddos and I will be out shopping sometime today. Gotta keep him happy. ;)
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I got a chance to play with my kits over the weekend. Some seriously fun stuff! I can't show my Self-Addressed projects yet, but I can show you a card I made with the fun kit Dani sent me from the CMK kit swap. It's a little birthday card with a fun mix of papers and embellies. Dani sure knows how to put together a fab kit. I can't wait to play some more!
Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 8, 2007

a SUPER mail day!

I had two priority boxes on my doorstep today. Woohoo!!! I just love getting boxes.

These boxes were chocked full of yummy goodness. One was my June kit from Self-Addressed. Can I just say I am in alphabet heaven! Not one, not two, not three, but four awesome alphabets. One of these is a stamp set by Purple Onion Designs. And I just love the bright colors of these American Crafts papers. I forgot to add the AC felt flowers and SA cards to the picture. I got a little too excited. ;) I can't wait to start working!

My second box was full of yummy goodness too. It was my Kit Swap kit from Dani at Create My Keepsake. There is so much fun stuff in there! Dani did a wonderful job picking out my kit. Everything she chose is new to me. I can't wait to start playing with these fun papers and embellishments. And just look at that awesome card she made for me. She ROCKS!!!

(For those of you that don't know, we have an awesome swap going on every month or so in The Roundtable section of the CMK forum. You should come check it out. It is so fun getting a surprise box of goodies. I just LOVE this swap!)

Thanks for sharing in my happy mail day!

I was feeling a little left out...

so I decided to set myself up a blog. All the cool kids are doing it, and I want to hang out with the cool kids. ;)

It is still a work in progress, but go ahead and tell me what you think so far.
The start of something new...