Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Two in one day!

I have been so into card kit swaps lately. Mainly because I can think and develope one card design in my head but get back several different. Here are some I worked on over the Memorial day holiday.

I loved the color combos in this kit. I created as a b-day card for one of the middle school boys in our mom's group. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the green card stock.
This little guy is one of my new loves. This kit had enough supplies for me to made several cards so I went ahead and popped out two.

Sorry to the girls who put these wonderful kits together for not giving you credit. I need to keep track better of who does what.

Trying New Things!

I'm not very adventerous when it comes to new projects. However when traceyc0103 had an open swap for post it note holders I decided to give it a shot. I have seen these done and thought they looked really pretty and easy to do.

I completed two different sets but this is just the picture of my first one.

Friday, May 22, 2009

My New Craft Space!!

One of our challenges in our Crafty Critters Blog Group was to take pictures of our craft space. Since I was in transition I thought I would wait and post my before and after pictures together. For the past year I have been camped out in our kitchen space. That is where we created our home office since having our 1 year old. We moved everything out of our spare room/computer room to make a nursery for him. However our oldest son, Mitchell, is rarely in his room (that includes sleeping.) He has a huge room that used to be two rooms but the previous owners combined the rooms into one. So we made the decision to combines the boys rooms and get back our office/craft room area.
So this past week I pushed around a lot of cabinets, dressers, shelves, tables, craft supplies, etc. But the result is so freshing!!

This is our kitchen before the move. Horrifying!!

Dining Room after the move. Still some tidying and cleaning to do but aaahhhh, so much better!!
(Yes that is a kitchen table you see!!!)

In the middle of my craft space move!!

My sons crib is the next thing to be moved.

The boys play area for when I need to work from home which I do part time here and there when my work allows. Or when I want to get in some craft time while they are still awake.

The little munchkins helping me move (this in their new combined room which is very messy right now!!)

This feel so good!!! The next few are of my new craft space before I mess it all up!!

Monday, May 18, 2009


I would like to thank Teresa for awarding me with a Lemonade Award. I lover her and her blog. When I need some great inspiration I always know I can visit her blog to spark my creative juices. Hop on ever to her blog and show some love.

The Lemonade Stand Award is given to bloggers who show great attitude and gratitude.

OK guys you know the drill, chose the bloggers you want to award and tell them about it.

Lemonade Stand Award

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

On SCS I started monthly page kit swaps. Each month you fill out a survey and are then matched with a secret sister that you create pages kits for. The jist is to supply your secret sister with enough coordinating supplies to make a double page layout. For the month of April Claudie (ibaa4food) was my secret sister. She put together a really neat sketch kits for me. I LOVED the colors!! Brown and Blue are my favorite coordinating colors. I also loved this sketch! She precut all the pieces for me and gave me a picture of how it was to look. It was great because sometimes I tend to lack creativity.
I thought these parade pictures were perfect for the colors and sketch. Claudie even gave me enough supplies to make 2-3 more double page layouts. She totally spoiled me!!
Double page spread!

Left page!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


The time has rolled around for our next Craft Critters challenge. This time it was a card sketch challenge using Sketch 49 from SCS. We were also challenged to use the color red, ribbon, and a stamp we have not used in the last 3 months.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I must put my head down and admit that I can not take 100% credit for my card for my mom. I hosted a tag swap and someone created this wonderful, pretty tag. So I put some dp on a card and added the tag and BAM!!!!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Card Kit Swap

I hosted a Bella, Riley, and Changito card kit swap on SCS. I swapped them out last night and it was killing me, I was ready to dig into the kits. So after feeding the kiddos breakfast it was my first order of business today.

First is a Riley kit put together by aprillower. Great kit girl!

Next is Changito the monkey. Are they not so cute!! I apologize but I can't recall who did this kit. It's really sweet though!

Last but NOT least is my favorite girl, Bella. I LOVE the colors that were put together for this kit. Once again I'm really sorry but I forget who put this kit together. It's great and colorful ready for spring. Love the glitter card stock!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Yellow Color of the Year Swap

Tracey on SCS is hosting a color of the year card swap. The color of the year for 2009 is yellow. I LOVED the idea she had with this swap but for some reason really struggled with it. So my cards are super simple with not a ton of flair but they are done and on their way to her. Here they are: