Friday, October 28, 2011


A big thank you to those of you who took the time to leave comments on both my blog and the Ella Publishing blog!  I appreciate your kind words oh so much!

I picked a name out of the proverbial hat and the winner is...


Email me your particulars Stef and I'll get you those lovely SRM stickers next week!

Ella Cards

Just in case you didn't have a chance to visit the Ella Publishing Co. blog, I thought I would share the cards I made for that post here on my blog.  If you are a card maker, please try to get over to the Ella Blog.  October is Card Month at Ella and there are some amazing ideas and some wonderful eye candy to be seen!  They also have fabulous eBooks and a cool eZine for even more brilliant ideas!

Here are the cards I made for my blog post.

Baby, It's Cold Outside
Papers: BoBunny, My Mind's Eye, Mustache sticker: Jolee's, Sentiment: SRM, Fake Snow: Deco Art

Happy Halloween
Papers: My Mind's Eye, Tree: Close To My Heart, Stars & Eyes: K&Co.

I'm submitting this one for the challenge over at The Paper Variety, they are looking for Halloween paper projects!

Oh So Adorable
Papers & Sticker Embellishment: My Mind's Eye

I cant believe the month of October is almost over!  I sent Brian off to school this morning as an adorable version of Harry Potter.  His big brother Brady was Harry Potter 9 years ago! 

I hope happy finds you today!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ella Love

I'm a guest blogger over at Ella Publishing Co. today!  The month of October is Card Month at Ella and there is a ton of eye candy and wonderful tips on making cards on the blog!  I will be giving away a couple sheets of SRM Stickers and maybe a little something else too.  :)  All you have to do is leave a comment  here and on my post at Ella.  You will have until noon EST this Friday to post.  I will draw a name and announce the winner Friday evening.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

{merry} 2 ways

The current challenge at the Card and a Half blog is to make 2 Christmas cards with the same patterned paper, each  with a different look.  I love to make Christmas cards.  When Archivers had their 40% off pattern paper sale I bought a 6x6 pad of Aunthentique's Wonder Christmas paper.  I used that for both my cards along with sentiments from SRM.  I also pulled out some Fancy Pants felt that I've had for a couple years.  I love to mix old product with new. 

Merry 1

Merry 2

I cant believe Christmas is just a little more than 2 months away!  Will you be making your Christmas cards this year?  I make a handful of cards and then the boys usually do a fun photo card that we send out.  My sisters and nieces are coming down for our annual Christmas shopping weekend in 2 weeks.  I cant wait!!   Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

{grid} deconstructed

My friend and fellow MSW DT member, Toni, has a great layout challenge this month! She has challenged us to use a grid on our layout.  I've never met a grid I haven't loved.  :)  All those straight lines make me giddy!  *wink*  I used squares with 2 rounded corners and kind of "deconstructed" what a regular grid would be.  Here is my interpretation:


A simple layout about my favorite season.  I love taking photos in the fall.  Things in nature that are in the process of dying are my favorite subject.  I love the colors and textures that accompany the cooler weather of my favorite time of year.  :)  Love this French proverb:

"Autumn is the hush before winter."

Saturday, October 15, 2011

{my sketch world}

Lucy has a great new card sketch up at My Sketch World!

Love You
Paper: Scenic Route (miss them so much!), Embellies: LYB, Sentiment: SRM

I had all the LYB Twig stuff out on my desk and found this sheet of PP in my stash.  The circle is really thin wood veneer.  The middle of the flower was a little busy for the sticker sentiment so I added a paper covered chipboard circle to it and then added the sentiment. 

It's rainy and cold here today, perfect crafting weather!  Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

{card and a half} sketch challenge

The Card and a Half Challenge Blog has a great card sketch up until the 19th of this month. 

Papers: LYB, The Girl's Paperie, Echo Park; Tag & Leaf: LYB, Clip: Karen Foster, Flower: Prima Sentiment: SRM

With my clean and simple style and my need for a straight line, I straightened it out and turned it on its side.  *laugh*   I've never been good with adding more than one angle to a card or a layout.  I dug into my stash to make this card, that always makes me feel good.  :)  There is a $30 prize up for grabs for the Little Scrapbook Shop.  I would love to see some of you join in on the fun!

Happy Fall, friends!  Hope happy finds you today. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

{happy fall}

Happy Fall, friends!  Around Michigan the leaves are turning lovely shades of orange, red and yellow. The cider mills are serving up sweet cider and warm donuts and, of course, Halloween will be here before you know it.  Do you decorate for Halloween?  I have a few things out and I love the new scented candles I found at Target.  They are layered with 3 scents; pumpkin nutmeg, cinnamin ginger and bonfire nights.  They are by Nature's Wick and when lit, the wick crackles like a fire.  So cool.

I have to admit, with the arrival of my favorite season, my mojo disappeared.  I think it might have taken a trip to Australia.  Liz, if you happen to find it please send it back my way!  ;)   I don't think Ive ever gone through a spell that lasted this long.  Ive had the time, I even forced (laugh) myself to buy some new goodies, but nothing is really helping.  I'm pretty sure the act of creating will help kick start my mojo, so I did manage a few cards this week.   Truth be told, they don't excite me, but at least I'm back at it.  Indulge me for a post and I promise it will get better.  :)

Best Wishes

This is for my October Challenge at My Sketch World, to make a card with Halloween colors (green, purple, orange and black) but not be Halloween themed.  There is a great new layout sketch and some awesome challenges this month, come join us! 


I found that ghosty boarder punch at Michael's on clearance a couple weeks ago.  I used a zipper to imitate a fence top for the ghosts to be peeking over.  :)  

Happy Halloween

I made this for The Paper Variety's "Forest Friends" challenge. 
I adore these My Mind's Eye papers and of course, the SRM stickers!  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Let me know what you do when your mojo disappears!