Saturday, April 30, 2011

FF#77 and Saturday!

woohoo!  it's Saturday...and I'm just now getting around to telling you about this week's Fashionista Friday challenge over at the Shoe!  This week we are looking for some air bound items...specifically Things with Wings!  So head on over and check out the DT inspiration!

And now...Saturday...woohoo!  Actually...not that excited.  I have a cold...and I will be out and about all day running around...not my favorite thing to do!  Oh well.  That's life...I'm so having an Eeyore moment!  I'm trying to commit myself to actually spending time in my craft room...unfortunately every time I commit...something else pops up that must be taken care of first.  It has become so pathetic...that this lovely box of goodies:

has been sitting around for weeks.  actually closer to a couple of months!  There are some fantastic things in my goal this weekend is to use at least one item from the box.  wish me luck!

Monday, April 25, 2011

internet-free and random facts from my hubby

I was out of town over the weekend, living an internet-free life for a few was nice!  I read, I relaxed, took a nap...and when I got home...immediately grabbed the iPad and away I went!  I hadn't looked at my email since Thursday evening...was uber excited to find out I'm now a member of Pinterest (not that long a wait which was pretty cool...haven't really pinned anything yet, but that will come later!).  I was very excited to have my own log in and now an opportunity to create my own pin boards!  Had to visit some websites that I usually get a daily "fix" from...and after a whirlwind 45 mins...decided as nice as it is to take a break from the world wide web...this is one gal that prefers to be "plugged-in" so-to-speak (actually I prefer wireless...but I don't think that's got anything to do with the point).  A few days of peace and quiet and no urge to surf the net is pretty nice...but I really do enjoy all of the different things the WWW has to offer! tie in with the above...have a random fact for ya straight from the hubby...and no idea if this is indeed a perhaps I should have just titled this post as stuff my hubby says...but anyways; get home last night and here is the conversation:

Hubby: PS3 network got hacked
Me: oh?  how do you know that?  (mentally all I'm thinking is...and I care why??)
Hubby: it's been down for 5 days
Me: how does that mean it was hacked? (mentally: wonder if we have any microwave popcorn)
Hubby: the guy posted YouTube videos of himself hacking it
Me: why would you want to hack PS3? (mentally thinking why in the world would anyone go search YouTube for this?  and why is this conversation still happening?)
Hubby: because it was supposedly the most secure gaming network in existance
Me: I guess I don't understand the point...(mentally: at least we still have xbox...otherwise I may have to have more of these conversations)
Hubby: deep exhale...I guess not

Yeah...perhaps we are too attached to our internet...oh well! 

Friday, April 15, 2011

FF#75...stir up your imagination!

Happy Friday!  I've not been so happy to see a Friday come around in such a long time!  Just a quick post this morning to share this week's Fashionista Friday (FF#75) with you!  This week's challenge is a recipe...and I have to first the recipe challenged me quite a bit...had no idea what I was going to do! hit me...and I was able to make a card very quickly.  It's amazing what happens when the inspiration light goes on!  Here is my card:

and in a rare turn (for me at least) I also decorated the inside:

I have noticed a bit of a style change for me in the last 10 or so cards I have made.  I'm really gravitating towards a straightforward CAS kind of look.  I do like them, and I think they will work really well in my card stash for a quick go-to card for those random events that pop up.  Oh well, off to work for the day!  Have a great Friday!

Supplies: Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Bazzil; Paper - Basic Grey Nook and Pantry; Diecuts: Papertrey Ink dress form, Spellbinders Label Four; Embossing - Cuttlebug embossing plate; Bling - Prima; Stamps - Papertrey Ink: Signature Dress Form by Raspberry Suite; Ink - CTMH Bamboo and Chocolate

Thursday, April 14, 2011


somewhere in all this mess:

is a card...just waiting to happen...perhaps I should clear some stuff out and see if it appears!

Friday, April 8, 2011


Ahhh!  Love me some Friday!  (especially since I have the day off!).  Lots planned for my day...actually not really...kiddo is off on a field trip...hubby is recovering from night shift...the house is quiet...I am going to enjoy some serious ME time!  (at the sewing table and at the craft desk!).  Anywho...this week's Fashionista Friday Challenge at the Shoe (FF#74) is all about my favorite time of the year here in the South...SPRING!  The azaleas are blooming...the grass (well in my yard...the weeds) and trees and shrubs are growing fresh and green.  Even my allergies haven't been too terrible so far this year!  (of course now that I've said that we'll have a massive pollen explosion and I will be miserable...but at least it will be pretty outside...once the pollen dust is washed away!).  Here is my sample for this week's challenge:

Very simple...the image reminds me of my child bringing me a fistful of dandelions that she believes to be the most gorgeous flowers in the's been a few years since she's done that...but I can reminisce!

Off to get creative!  Catch you later!

Supplies: images and sentiment - PTI (Friendship Jar, Friendship Fillers, sentiment from Signature Series: Dress Form set); Cardstock - PTI; Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics;  Diamond Stickles; Jute from Westrim Crafts

Saturday, April 2, 2011

FF#73...SEW crazy! (literally...on a Saturday)

Happy Saturday!  I'm a little late getting this week's Fashionista Friday challenge up here on my own blog...been a wicked crazy week...mentally exhausting...but today is a sunny, gorgeous day...and I'm getting a little "sew" crazy working on a quilt.  But...took some time this week to get back to my scrap room and put together a card for FF#73!  This week's challenge is to use sewing (faux, hand, machine) in your project.  We are thrilled this week to also be sponsored by one of my favorite places to shop on the web!  This week Michelle's Scrapbooking & More is offering a $10 gift voucher to one random Shoe entry!  WOOOHOO!  Take a moment, drop by, and play along with us for your chance to win!  Here is my project, featuring the image "Got Feathers?" :

My card was inspired by this week's Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO184).

Supplies: Image - ArTish; Paper - Basic Grey Max&Whiskers; Cardstock - PTI, American Craft; Punch - EK Success; Ink - Copic, Distress ink - Antique Linen; Ribbon and Thread from my stash