Saturday, December 10, 2011

Peace, Joy and Love

Are you as busy as I am now? :) December is here and I am rushing around like MAD trying to get everything done. (I seriously need at least 50 elves to help!) :) I haven't even seen my craft room in days which is my way of having fun and relaxing. What I have seen is too much cleaning, decorating, fighting the crowds shopping for presents, and then wrapping said presents! I haven't started the baking yet either.....I'm getting tired just typing about it. :) Since I'm getting a little "grinch" like, I am planning an afternoon in my studio today. The question is will I be able to create or will my mind keep making "still to do" lists! :) BUT I do have a card to share that was done a few weeks ago for Sizzix and the Scrap Mart blog hop. It is also my wish to you during this crazy but fun(?) season. :)
Scrap Mart and Sizzix Blog Hop Card
I used a Sizzix embossing folder plus Sizzix Tags Framelits. Those cute penguins and sentiments are by The {Stamps} of Life. If you think the "poles" of the banners look like toothpicks, then you are correct. Who would have thought a box of toothpicks would end up as a "staple" in my craft room? (Honey, where's the toothpicks? Oh, they're in my craft room. Hubby mumbling "should have known!" Wink!) :) So to all my "crafty" friends I wish "Peace, Joy and Love."

Monday, November 21, 2011

How About Some Steampunk Adventure?

Steampunk Adventous Card
I'm sharing a card today I did using Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante collection. The embossing folder is by Sizzix and the stamp is by Unity Stamp Company. The jewels are by KaiserCraft. This card is being done for La Vikingas scrap's blog where she has a contest going on. She wanted cards created using any Graphic 45 papers. The prize is gift certificates from Stop and Scrap....always a "good" thing. :)
Thanks for stopping by. I'm off to spend more time in the kitchen getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday. My oldest daughter comes in from college tomorrow! I'm so excited! :) Enjoy your Monday and don't forget to "gobble, gobble" ALL week! :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bloomers Card and Giveaway Winners!!!!

Bloomers Card
I have to confess I got "busy" in the kitchen today trying to get a head start on Thanksgiving....and gasp, forgot to draw the Stop and Scrap gift certificate winners until a few minutes ago! So like my card says, "I messed up!" :) My youngest daughter put all the names in her "famous" houndstooth hat and drew the following names:
$25 gift certificate goes to ginalovesdave
$10 gift certificates go to Jennifer Scull, Cindy Vernon and Tessa

Winners contact me before Wednesday so I can send you your Stop and Scrap gift certificate codes. If I don't hear from you, then we'll draw another name from "the hat." :) Leave a comment here (with your email, so I can get in touch with you.) Congratulations and have fun picking out your "winnings."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Stop and Scrap Giveaway!!!!

You're going to be glad you stopped by my blog today because I have a fantastic giveaway from Stop and Scrap! :) Stop and Scrap has all the latest and greatest paper crafting supplies (at very good prices I might add....which my credit card will vouch for). :) They have free shipping with orders over $50 too. Their customer service is some of the very BEST. Stop and Scrap also has a customer rewards program (details here). So what is the giveaway? Hold on to your seat because I have four! Stop and Scrap is generously giving away four gift certificates. One winner will receive a $25 gift certificate while three winners will receive $10 gift certificates. Leave a comment on my blog today and I will draw the winners by random. (I'll put my youngest daughter in charge of that....she loves doing things like that! She'll put all your names in a hat which is a black and white houndstooth....roll tide hat. Wink!) :) I announce the winners Saturday so make sure you come check to see if you've won. I'll give you a code good at Stop and Scrap for your gift certificate. IF you don't contact me in three days, I'll have my daughter "draw" another name from her "famous hat." :)
Baby Time To Celebrate Card
I'm sharing a card I did last week after a box arrived from Stop and Scrap.
I had ordered some of their sale items (Stop and Scrap has great sales!)
Don't you just love when the mailman delivers a "scrappy" box (or in my case a "card making" box)?? :) The papers and brad are by Pink Paislee (Vintage Vogue Collection which was on clearance at Stop and Scrap). The pretty sheer trim is by Crate Paper (which was also on clearance at Stop and Scrap). The vintage image is by Lunagirl and I put photo corners on it by Canson. I used stamps by Hero Arts. The diecut letters were done with my Sizzix eClips. A flower by Prima Marketing and some baker's twine from The Twinery add the perfect finishing touches. :)

Thanks for stopping by and good luck! Don't forget to leave a comment and don't forget to check to see if you won (winners will be posted Saturday!). If I don't hear back from the winner in three days, a new winner will be chosen from "the hat." Let's all give a BIG thank you to Stop and Scrap for this awesome giveaway!!!! :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day!

Operation Write Home Card
Happy Veteran's Day to all our wonderful past and present veterans! I want to say a BIG thank you for your service to our great country.

Today's card is also being featured at the Sizzix blog as part of the Operation Write Home Veteran's Day Blog Hop. The stars were done with Sizzix Star Framelits and I also used stamps by The Stamps of Life. The patterned papers are by We R Memory Keepers.

Again, Happy Veteran's Day!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful 11-11-11!!! :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The {Stamps} of Life and The Twinery Blog Hop!

Are you ready for some fun?
The {Stamps} of Life and The Twinery Design Teams are playing together for this hop!

The Twinery's twine is made from 100% cotton. It is eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in 14 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, cnady-striped look. For creative ideas and more....vist OUR BLOG!

The {Stamps} of Life features high quality, made in the USA, clear stamps and digital stamps/brushes for stampers, card makers and scrapbookers. Feel free to browse our gallery with more than 2500 samples using our stamps, watch our free how-to-videos and join our club!

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post for a chance to wins some great prizes. One winner will win 2 stamps sets (winners choice valued at $26.90--$12.95 for each set) from The {Stamps} of Life. There will also be a Ultimate Color Sampler Pack ($25 value) given away by The Twinery.

Twinery Blog Hop Prize

Prize winners will be announced November 16th on The {Stamps} of Life
and The Twinery Blog.

SOL Twinery Blog Hop Card

I had such fun making my card for this blog hop. I used the following Stamps of Life sets: Christmas2build, penguins4Christmas and more penguins2love. The embossing folder is by Sizzix. The red and white baker's twine (Maraschino) from The Twinery was the perfect finishing touch. Hope you like my creation. :)

Here is the blog hop list:
The Twinery Blog
The {Stamps} of Life
Julie Ranae
Deb Felts
Montique Hansen
Vicki Garrett
Monika Wright
Emily Niehaus
Beverly Sizemore (You are here.)
Hera Frei
Tami Mayberry
Stacey Winters
Lydia Fiedler
Caroline Stender
Kim Pargeter
Joana Studer
Katrina Hunt
Laura Williams
Jen Carter
Kim Howard
Jenny Suchin
Sheri Twing

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Good luck! :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop

Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!
Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2011 Logo 1000x
Calling all crafters! We've gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could make for the holidays, all in one place on this Hop!

To sweeten to Hop, we're offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you‚ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors! Below is a photo of the prize Hampton Art is giving away.

Hampton Art Blog Hop Prize for Clearsnap Hop

Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from! Check out today's blog list:

November 6th Blog Roll:
Clearsnap ˆ
Hampton Art -
Zutter ˆ
Graphic45 ˆ
Donna Salazar Designs ˆ
The Twinery -
Authentique Paper
Glue Arts -
Sabrina Alery ˆ Clearsnap
Laura Denison ˆ Graphic 45
Karen Taylor ˆ Donna Salazar Designs -
Beverly Sizemore ˆ Hampton Art YOU ARE HERE
Kazan Clark ˆ Spellbinders
Janeen Shember ˆ Authentique Paper
Charlotte Jenkins ˆ Clearsnap
Grace Hester ˆ The Twinery
Nicole Eccles ˆ Graphic45
Audrey Pettit ˆ Donna Salazar Designs -
Nan Paturzo ˆ Zutter
Jeannie DeGruccio ˆ Authentique Paper
Tamara Tripodi - Glue Arts

Now let's get started on my fun and basically FREE project. I am always looking for a way to recycle or alter something that I have (plus I have a daughter in college so we are really "pinching pennies" at my house.) :) I have been buying crossiants at the Wal-Mart bakery for several weeks. We like to slice them in half and use for sandwiches. Anyway they are sold in nice clear plastic containers that you can turn into Christmas cookie gift containers. :) First, wash your container and try to peel off as much of the label as possible (all of it won't come off but don't worry, we will cover it up....see the second photo) :)
Blog Hop Project Step One
Blog Hop Project Step Two
I used my Sizzix eClips to cut a scalloped white square. This square is going to be our "stamping base." (see the next two photos) I used Hampton Art's Snowman Set for this project. I heat embossed the snowman with black embossing powder.
Blog Hop Project Step Three
Blog Hop Project Step Four
Next stamp the sentiment twice using a Clearsnap's ColorBox by Stephanie Barnard in Strawberry and in Spearmint. You are going to cut the sentiments into pieces and mat.
Blog Hop Project Step Five
Once you heat emboss your snowman, do some coloring with markers. :)
Blog Hop Project Step Six
I also used Hampton Art's Very Merry Borders on my "free" cookie gift container. You are going to stamp the border four times. Trim it closely to adhere to the bottom SIDEs of the container.
Blog Hop Project Step Seven
Blog Hop Project Step Eight
Next get out your pretty ribbon. I used a bright red gingham to wrap around the upper sides plus made a bow for the top of the container.
Blog Hop Project Step Nine
The last two photos show my "basically free" cookie container loaded with yummy M&M
cookies. How easy was that and don't forget....nearly free. Wink. :) I've got several of these containers washed and saved. I'll spend an afternoon stamping and getting them ready for Christmas. They'll make pretty "cookie containers" to give to neighbors and friends that you want to do a "little" something for. So there you have my "handmade holiday" gift project. Thanks for visiting my blog and if I don't "see" you again before the 25th....Happy Holidays! :) (AND don't forget to leave me a comment for a chance to win some of the neat prizes....good luck!) :)
Blog Hop Project Step Ten
Blog Hop Project Step Eleven

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November Stamps of Life Release

SOL November Croak Card
Today is a BIG day for two reasons. First, I have the new November release from
The {Stamps} of Life. Second, it is my birthday! (So imagine me typing and singing "happy birthday" to myself.) Wink! :) The new stamp set is called
froggy2love. What fun I had "playing" with this one! So check out the samples I made while I'm off to look in the mirror to see if I look another year older! :) What the heck, I'll still get presents anyway. (By the way, I just ordered myself a present a few minutes ago. Amazon has Bic Markers (36 colors) for $10.70 today.) I was looking at them a few days ago and they were nearly $15. So for once, it paid to wait. Wink. :) They are an alcohol marker and fun to color and/or draw with. You have my permission to get some even if it is not YOUR birthday cause you know what I say. "Life is need LOTs of markers!" (hee-hee)
SOL November Toad You So Card
SOL November Ribbet Circle Card
SOL November Song Card

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Together We Can Do It Card

Together Card
I'm playing with the CPS Card Sketch this week. It is sketch #242. I also did this card for one of the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at Split Coast Stampers. I thought it would fit the "Tickled Pink" challenge. :) I love the vintage photo by Crafty Secrets and I thought the stamped sentiment was the perfect accent to go with it (sentiment stamp by Hero Arts). The embossing folder is by Sizzix. The flower and brad are Prima Marketing. I used a pale, pale shade of pink cardstock which doesn't look pink in my photo. (That's two days in a row that my camera had "hated" me.) Wink. :) Posting this in a hurry as my youngest daughter and I are off to a Goo Goo Dolls concert tonight! (After my last concert of seeing Keith Urban back in August, I purchased ear plugs at Dollar Tree. My ears were ringing for days after that one.) If you happen to be in Tupelo, Mississippi tonight, join us! :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Owlright Card

Owlright Card
The card I'm posting today is prettier in person (for some reason it did not photograph well). It is done in close shades of pink so maybe that is why it didn't like the camera. :) I used the sketch over at Casual Fridays for my inspiration. I also did it for one of the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges (HYCCT1129)
over at Split Coast Stampers. The stamps are by Market Street Stamps. All the cardstocks are by Diecuts With A View. The flowers are by Prima Marketing and the brads are by American Crafts. That's it for me today. My hubby is grilling steaks for our dinner plus there's a good football game to watch. I'm also determined to finish my book tonight (Night Circus). :) It's a good book but I can't seem to find the time to read more than a chapter or two at a time. Maybe since hubby is playing chef tonight, I'll get to read (a good theory anyway...wink). :)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hey Pumpkin Card

Hey Pumpkin Card
There is a monthly challenge at Inspiration Emporium that you can find on their blog.
This month's challenge is to use black, purple and orange on a creation. Since October is the perfect month for those colors, I had to play (wink). :) The rubber stamps are by Market Street Stamps. The embossing folder is a new one by Sizzix. The flower is by Prima Marketing and the brad is one by My Mind's Eye. Hope you are getting up to a pretty Friday. It is dark and raining in my neck of the woods. Which is perfect weather for staying home and crafting but as luck would have it, I have to be out and about today. It is my mom's birthday and I doubt she would be thrilled if I stayed home and didn't deliver her birthday presents. :) Here's hoping you stay "dry" today as I will surely be getting rained on. :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Owl "For You" Card

For You Owl Card
Daring Cardmakers has a new bird challenge. They have a nice prize donated by The Ribbon Reel too. :) Butterflies and birds are two of my favorite themes so I had to "play." :) I used the sketch at Card Patterns for my inspiration. My cute little "purple" owl is by Hampton Art. The patterned papers are by Bo Bunny (along with the brad). The circle and scalloped circle were done with Sizzix Framelits (love, love those!). :) The jewels are by KaiserCraft and the flower is by Prima Marketing. To create the "stem" on the flower, I rolled the paper and then "mushed" it. :) I used my "new" Fine Colour markers to color the stamped image. Do you like to read before going to sleep? I love it (if I can stay awake). :) I'm heading to bed now to read "Night Circus." I'm half way through and can't wait to see what happens. Night Circus received a lot of publicity and promotion before it was released. I'm not sure it is everyone's taste but I'm enjoying it. :) Hoping the weather will be another beautiful autumn day tomorrow so I can head outside with my good book. Enjoy your weekend!

Howdy Cowgirl Card

Howdy Cowgirl Card
With such a beautiful fall day, how can you resist a challenge to use the "colours of autumn?" :) This is the current challenge at Stampin'For The Weekend. I decided to use the colors of autumn on a stamp set I recently got by Hero Arts.
Really Reasonable Ribbon also has a "fun for fall" challenge going on. (I used natural jute.) The patterned paper, jewel, and leaf stick pins are by Little Yellow Bicycle. I used Copic markers plus Fine Colour markers. (The Fine Colour markers came last week directly from China. I received a shipment of 192 colors in them! They were in China Sunday and I had them by Wednesday! I was sooooo excited I kept telling my husband that I was having "Christmas" in October!) :) We had a great Saturday! I even got around to washing off my front porch. Then we enjoyed watching the Alabama/Ole Miss football game (Roll Tide...wink!). :) I think fall is my favorite time of year, what's yours? :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Get Well Soon Card

Framed Get Well Card
Have you seen the new Hero Arts stamps that have matching Sizzix dies to cut out the stamped images? They are FUN. Today's card features one of these sets. You can see it here. I used one of my favorite color combinations of pink and green which makes this card fit the challenge at Paper Sundaes (#90 Favorite Colour Combination). I used my Sizzix eClips to cut the large pink frame. This card also fits the new ShinHan Touch Twin Challenge of "Florals."

My youngest daughter came home from a school field trip exhausted. They left yesterday so they could attend the State Fair today. She had a great time but headed straight to bed when she got home. I smiled at that cause I can only imagine how late they stayed up last night. :) Glad she had fun but glad they are back safe and sound know how "moms" are. Wink. :) Heading to bed to read "Night Circus" which I'm's different! :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Touch Twin Color Challeng/Thank You Card

TTC02 markers
Blue Rust Thank You Card
Today is my last card for the ShinHan Touch Twin Color Challenge. (I got four cards out of the cardstock colors...yea!) If I did that more often, it might eliminate all those boxes of "scraps" that seem to be piling up (and I can't throw away!) :)
The large stamp is by Hero Arts and the embossing folder is by Sizzix. The pretty braid is from a multi-package found at Hobby Lobby (their Paper Studio brand). Do you have fun plans for this Saturday? My youngest and I are going to a giant flea market and then shopping for jeans (you know growing kids never have clothes). :) The best part of the trip though will be me getting to go in Hobby Lobby! Yep, I'm armed with 40% off coupons, so watch out! Wink, wink. :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Feel Better Card

TTC02 markers
Feel Better Butterfly Card
Sharing another card I did for the ShinHan Touch Twin Color Challenge. After I got out the correct colors of cardstock for my first card, I decided to keep going. I tried to use every bit of the cardstock and ended up making four cards. I'll post the last one tomorrow. I rarely do this (using the same colors several times in a row) but I liked these four colors together (not sure I had ever used them before).
The stamps are by Hero Arts and the embossing folder is by Sizzix. I used some Diamond Glaze on the butterfly's wings (hope you can see it on my photo).
Well, it's TGIF day. I've been busy with "life" things and have not gotten to "hide out" in my craft room much this week. Hoping that changes today. :) Here's hoping you find time to do something you want today too. :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Good Friend Card

TTC02 markers
Friendship Thank You Card
This is a card I did for the ShinHan Touch Twin Color Challenge. This is a new challenge site and it's all about using the above four colors this time around. I used stamps by Hero Arts while the embossing folder is by Sizzix. I colored the tree with the four required colors for this challenge (the ink is Memento/Rich Cocoa). It's a beautiful autumn Thursday in my neck of the woods. I have lots of errands to run but at least I'll be enjoying lovely weather. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy YOUR day. :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The {Stamps} Of Life October Release

SOL October Gift Penguins Card
Who's ready for some cute new penguin stamps? The {Stamps} of Life's October release is a fun one called "penguins2love." Check out four different cards I made with it. (Note I created one card with a "hula" penguin just to show how to get more "bang" for your bucks. Wink. ) Hope you are enjoying a fabulous fall day and thanks for stopping by.
SOL October Snowflake Penguins Card
SOL October Wreaths Card
SOL October Hula Penguin Card

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hello Card

Hero Arts Hello Card
Papertake Weekly has a sketch challenge at the end of the month. My card for this one uses a stamp by Hero Arts (colored with Copic markers). The cardstock is by Diecuts With A View. The pom-pom trim is by My Mind's Eye. The small flower brads are by Making Memories. I rubbed the tops of them with a blue Copic marker to make them "match" better. :) How is your Wednesday shaping up? I need to go to the grocery store (which is not one of my favorite things to do). :) I'm sitting here trying to decide if I can wait "one more day." It's kinda "iffy" on the milk though so I might as well put on my big girl "grocery shopping" panties. :) Hope your day is filled with better activities. Wink. :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Kickin' Birthday Card

TTC02 markers
High Heels Birthday Card
It's time for another Touch Twin Marker Challenge which is a color one. I used fun stamps by Hero Arts. I had to color my image with Copics as I didn't have the right Touch Twin colors (still sobbing that I didn't win the box of 12 in the first challenge....wink, wink). But you know what Scarlet O'Hara always says...."tomorrow is another day" (or in this case, another challenge). The embossing folder is by Sizzix. The felt ric rac is by My Mind's Eye.
Jane Fonda Book
Hope your Monday was a good one. It was a good mail day here as the book I won came in. No, I didn't win the Touch Twin markers BUT I did win a book. I won a copy of the new Jane Fonda biography. I can't wait to read it (course winning markers would be good too....crossing my fingers, toes and eyes for the next one!!!!!). :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mostly Monochromatic 3+1

Dragonfly Loss Card
Casual Friday has a new challenge called "Mostly Monochromatic 3+1" that I couldn't resist playing. You have to use at least three shades of a monochromatic color plus brown. I don't know why but I always have trouble anytime I "supposed" to go monochromatic. :) I think it's because there are soooo many colors and I start to stress about which one to pick. I chose three shades of aqua/teal by Bazzill cardstock as my monochromatic colors (the brown is also by Bazzill). The stamps are one of the NEW Hero Arts/Sizzix sets. You get stamps plus dies to cut the stamped shapes. Love, love them! :) Isn't it great when two fantastic companies partner up? :) The sentiment is also by Hero Arts but from one of their clear stamp sets. I kept playing with this card and finally decided it "needed" some dry embossing for more dimension. The embossing folder is by Sizzix and the pretty swirled brad is by Prima Marketing. So do you have fun plans for this pretty fall Saturday? My youngest daughter has a band competition and my husband is working on our farm. This means I'll get to do some things I enjoy (yep, making cards) but it's such a beautiful day I'm heading outside! It will be a great afternoon to sit on the front porch and read. (Reading "Unbroken" by Lauren Hillenbrand on my Kindle. I highly recommend it too by the way.) :) Enjoy your weekend and RELAX.....the big 6-ton satellite fell in the Pacific ocean last night. Wink! :) Stop by again soon for a little inspiration and a lot of fun! :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Just A Note Card/Touch Twin Markers Challenge

Three Girls Note Card
I tell ya I'm wanting to win those markers at the Touch Twin Markers Challenge blog. :) (Course I'm not the only one "drooling" over them). :) Anyway I did another card for their first challenge of "Playing With Our Peeps." Since I don't have but a few colors of the ShinHan Touch Twin markers, I used Copic markers on this card. (You can use another brand until the first of the year at this challenge site.) The little girl image is from one of the new Hampton Art/Graphic 45 cling stamps. The "just a note" is from The {Stamps} of Life. The tiny paper strips that look like "stitching" are by Diecuts With A View. So cross your fingers, toes and eyes for me to win those ShinHan markers. Mama needs new "toys." :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Shinhan Twin Markers Challenge

Toothpick Flags 1
I am soooo excited about a new product that I've found. Have you heard about the new Shinhan Touch Twin markers? I love coloring and these markers look so "cool." :) I've had the pleasure of talking to the nice "folks" at Shinhan and I cannot wait to get my hands on these markers. Some have been shipped to me and I can't wait to "play" with them!!!! Also Shinhan has a new challenge site which is having their "first" challenge with a fabulous prize. The first Touch Twin Challenge is called
"Playing With Our Peeps" which is to have people on your project. You may use other markers until the first of the year in case you don't have any Shinhan markers YET. :) Since mine are on their way, I used Copic Ciao markers. This card also fits the Cards magazine blog challenge of "cards with toothpick flags." (Loved this fun challenge and I made my flags. When I decided to do this one, I went in my kitchen to get toothpicks. Naturally I was out so had to make a fast trip to the grocery store before they closed....cause you know I'm a "midnight owl" when it comes to card making.) The stamps are by Penny Black (image), Hero Arts (sentiment) and My Mind's Eye (dotted banner flag). The embossing folder is by Sizzix while the cardstock and patterned cardstock is by Diecuts With A View.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

September Stamps Of Life Release

SOL September Thank You Owls Card
SOL September Halloween Owl Card
SOL September Birthday Owl Card
SOL September Good Owls Card
Today I want to share a new stamp set by The {Stamps} Of Life called owls2love. I had the most fun with this cute, cute set. I'm sharing four cards I created with it. I used Sizzix dies and embossing folders plus papers by Diecuts With A View also. I have been absent from my blog for the last few weeks. Hopefully today is the start of regular posts again. :) I got my mom moved and into her new home. She is doing well which has been a big relief for me and my family. I got my oldest daughter moved back to her apartment and the start of her senior year at college (still can't believe that). My youngest is back in school and starting her sophomore year in high school (also hard to believe). :) A lot going on plus after getting my mom moved, I had to take a couple of weeks learning to "breathe" again. :) The last twenty months have been extremely busy and hard for us. So today is a new day with new beginnings and lots of blog posts coming. :) Ohh, and would you believe we got a "new" kitty this week. Her name is Dixie and she is 14 weeks old. She's a beautiful yellow tabby cat. Someone had let her out at our farm several weeks ago. My youngest daughter has begged and begged to bring her inside. Being the "good" mom that I am, I finally said OK (even though we already have two grown male cats in the house.) We took her to the vet's to be declawed and get her shots, etc. She's been here two days and I'm amazed how smart this little "girl" is. :) No accidents and already liter box trained....yea! :) My "boys" are still looking her at from "afar" but I think they'll all be "best friends" soon. :) I'm not sure my vacuum cleaner will ever be off though as I'm somewhat of a compulsive clean freak (which means I can't stand to see any "hair" anywhere). One of my male cats loves to get vacuumed....yes, he lets me vaccum his hair with the brush attachment. :) I'll take pictures and post soon. Hope you are having a happy and safe Labor Day weekend. :)