Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A Whole lotta SORTING going on!

Before I begin my post today please join me in welcoming my two newest followers, Gillian, owner of Made with Sparkle blog and  and Kara Lynn owner of Kara Lynne's Card Designs blog.  If you look in the dictionary under TALENTED these two girls picture will be there!! Seriously - you wanna visit these blogs : )   Thank you for following me girls!!

Sorting and Sorting and more sorting!! How does one manage to collect all this SCHTUFF as Darnell would say! : ) I've always said our kids are going to have a blast sorting my things after I'm gone : ) They will no doubt mock what appears to be some pretty excentric little treasures like baggies filled with crazy random things, and odd sized sheet of paper with notes written all over it saying "Dont Ever Use this" and so much more : )  I'm having some of these same feelings myself as I sort through my schtuff these days.  But each treasure has meaning and value and I doubt I will be getting rid of much heehee because I really do NEED all of this!

Last night I grabbed some of these odd little finds and created a card!

I doubt I purchased these things to put on a card but it seemed like a good idea last night.  I think this would be a cute little card for a boy - even a teenager : ).

I am blessed to have a very nice "photo studio" for taking pictures of my scarves.  I use it for my cards as well.  Because of our upcoming move the photo studio has now been dismantled to make room for boxes.  I'm afraid my card pictures are really going to be poor until I can get the studio set back up again in South Dakota.  While I am not pleased with my pictures now I sure am reminded how blessed and spoiled I've been. : )

That is it for me today.  I hope you are all enjoying a great week!!


Pacific Point Blue cs by SU
Real Red cs by SU
White cs by PTI
Hexagon cover Plate by PTI
"It's Your Day" sentiment by Clear Art Stamps from the Glamour Girls set
Fun little pin ball game from the far corners of my crafty space! : )

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sending Hugs

Hello friends!   Thank you all so much for the sweet comments and well wishes you left for me in my last post.  I appreciate each of you very much!! : ) This card is for YOU!

I have enjoyed being back in my craft room this week.  My mind has been busy dreaming up new cards that I hope to make in the next few weeks.  With moving away from so many VIP I will be needing lots and lots of cards like this : ) I figure I best get cracking while my crafty space is still all in one piece! heehee

Today's card will be entered in the darling of blogland's NBUS #3 challenge.  It is unlikely you have never met Darnell but if you have not spent time at the playhouse you are in for a real treat! : ) She is hosting her 3rd NBUS (uber generously prize packed) challenge and this week she has partnered with the talented ladies at CASology challenge blog! for twice as much fun : )  My card uses two NBUS both of which are new schtuff! the Hugs die from PTI as well ans the cheerful floral image from Serendipity Stamps are making their debut on this very card : )

And finally I want to credit the fantabulous team at Freshly Made Sketches for the inspiration of my card design.

Please consider joining the fun in all three of these great challenges!! Get ready for some EYE CANDY! as you scroll through the many many participant's entries : )

Now without further ado : )  Here are some HUGS just for YOU!!

Have a great week friends.


Floral Stamp by Serendipity Stamps
Hugs die cut from Papertrey Ink with coordinating stamp set "sending"
Lil Inkers stitched circle die cut out
Sponged background created using Daffodil Delight ink by SU

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I'll give you 3 guesses!

Hello friends! We'll it's official! We are moving out of state!! to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota! : ) We are both excited and sad because this move represents a dream my DH and I have had for many years.  It also means leaving many family members and friends behind which makes the sentiment on this card impossible ... we cannot go with all of our heart we will be leaving part of our heart behind in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

I would not be honest, though, if I didn't tell you how amazing this is for us.  This is really a dream coming to reality.  : )  The next few months will be busy ones as we arrange for what feels like a truly monumental task!  

That's it! that's my news : ) I will be making about 40 of these cards to send out to family and friends with our new address : ) Because I have so many to make I wanted them to be CAS.  I used polka dot paper from CTMH's Dotty for You DSP.  I used the adorable "These United States" stamp set with coordinating dies from Papertrey Ink! Easy Peasy : )

I can't wait to get out to blogland to see what each of you has been doing while I've been away : )   It'll take me a few days to catch up but I will be there soon!

BIG (((Hugs)))

Saturday, January 3, 2015

I'm taking a vacation!!

Before I start my post today I wanted to announce that I will not be blogging for a while as my DH and I are heading out of town!! We are so excited to be able to get away it has been a very long time since we had a vacation! 

Our vacation is with a purpose - to do more than rest and relax though : ) it's a very GOOD reason! I can't say why now but I will share more about it all when I return.  Until then I hope your 2015 is off to a wonderful start and you are happy in your heart and getting inky!!

I created this card for my BFF's mom who recently bought a new home.  I used my bran new!! "Tick Tock"  stamp set and coordinating die from Papertrey Ink. : ) which means.... I used some NBUS!!

Darnell, blogland's favorite word smith, is hosting yet another amazing challenge at djkardkreations!! You will not want to miss the fun. Darnell is funny and sweet and always ready on-line and off to take the time to say hello and make you feel like a celebrity has popped in! : ) Please do consider visiting her outstanding blog.  You'll be so happy you did.

That is it for me! I'm off to finish my packing.  Have a wonderful week!!


PTI cardstock
SU pp "Be of Good Cheer"
Tick Tock stamp set and coordinating die by PTI
Cherry Cobbler Twine by SU
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles