Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sending You a Latte Birthday Wishes


I made another card tonight for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop....the prizes, blog candy offering and project are off the chain this time. I hope you can check it out and make some something to enter or just take in all the eye candy. Go HERE for all the details. 

This card is for my niece's husband in North Carolina so in addition to a fall theme, I also wanted it to have sports/football feel to it as well. 

I used this card sketch from Sketch N Scrap:

I have a little giveaway for you also, just to make this a little more fun. Comment on this post for a chance to win or comment on all my Coffee Lovers Bloghop posts for more chances to win this little prize:

I love those puffy coffee cups from Freckled Fawn so I ordered an extra set recently and I am pairing them up with my last set of coffee to go cup sticky notes from Cocoa Daisy. I will shoes and post a winner after the bloghop on Sunday 9/24.

I am tired so I am going to go to bed. After work tomorrow we are going to the gym and then the Assisted Living to see my Dad and drop off some items he wants me to pick up. But I have plans to come home, shower, make a protein smoothie and make a card. If I am successful at getting everything done, I will be back tomorrow just before bed to post my card. See you then.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Thank You

I have a masculine birthday card that I need to make this week and was going to work on that tonight but I got distracted by some beautiful butterfly stamps that I had never played with before from My Favorite Things and before you know it this happened:

I used this awesome sketch of theirs:

I am entering it in their sketch challenge and in
Pixie's Snippets Playground.....she has an awesome couple of prizes including a Lawn Fawn stamp that I would like to play for. I just cannot resist those adorable Lawn Fawn stamps! My blue paper and those black strips on this card literally came out of my scrap heap (or snippets as I would call them)

Well I am definitely going to bed now...it is late and I did not sleep well last night. I hope tonight is better. Thanks for popping in and checking out my blog.


Fall Coffee Lover Lovers Bloghop Card #2


I am back again with another card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I used a digital freebie from
JessicaLynnOriginal.com ....the little Brentwood Coffee Owl. Isn't he adorable? I used this sketch from the very talented Kerry Urbatch for the Sunday Sip and Share feature on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

I just love Kerry's cards and sketches....she always inspires me.

Oh and before I forget....I have a couple of little prizes that I want to offer up as some blog candy to thank you for stopping by my blog:

Those little puffy coffee cups from Freckled Fawn are some of my favorites little embellishments. I am on my second package of them. When I ordered my second package, I ordered an extra to give away for this blog hop. Included is my last package of coffee cup shaped sticky notes from Cocoa Daisy....love these. To be in the running just leave me a comment on this post or on all of them if you want to increase your chances. I will pick a winner and post it here on Sunday September 24th.

Thanks for stopping by my blog....don't forget to go check out all the awesome entries and sponsors on the Coffee Lovers Carmakers Bloghop page


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Autumn Blessings

It is that time again....time for the Coffee Lovers Bloghop. This one is the fall edition and oh my! what gorgeous cards are being linked up. Amy Tsuruta works very hard on these bloghops and they are something I really look forward to with some great prizes from awesome sponsors just as the frosting on the cake. 
I am just a bit late to the party thanks to good ol' Hurricane Irma. I usually start making cards at least a week ahead of time but I was not able to do that this time. We were hit hard by the storm last Sunday night into Monday morning. Let me tell you, it is a very scary thing to have a powerful hurricane hit your area during the night. My hubby was sound asleep and I was wide awake literally shaking in our bed. I heard his cell phone go off with a tornado warning for us and pow! we were hit by either a micro-burst or a weak tornado and it ripped all the shingles off the south side of our roof. That part of the roof just happens to be over my scraproom so I am very grateful that we did not get any water intrusion. But we were without power until Friday night and needless to say until today, there was no time for creativity. I did get into my scraproom today and created this card with the awesome Viva La Verve sketch from Julee Tilman at Verve Stamps:

The sentiment and coffee cup image are digital stamps that Julee designed and created as well....what a talented lady.
I am offering some blog candy for one of the commenters on my blog posts this week (yes....this bloghop runs through Friday 9/22) Just leave me a comment and I will pick and post a winner next Sunday 9/24/17. Here is my prize I am offering:

That is it for tonight....I need to get to bed. We are exceptionally busy at work because as some of you know, my husband and I work in sales for a roofing distribution company. Hurricanes mean crazy busy days for us so I need to get some rest.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and please make sure to check out all the other entries in this bloghop and maybe even enter your own creations for a chance to win one of many awesome prizes. Just go HERE for all the details.


Housewarming Card

Wow....this has been a rough week.  Hurricane Irma hit our area hard and we lost most of our roof (just the shingles, thankfully). We were without power for 5 long, hot, humid days. My in-laws generously lent us their generator when their power never went out. Generators are really noisy and thirsty little buggers....it cost about $40 per day in hard to find gasoline to keep it running. But I was so grateful because we were able to keep from losing the contents of our refrigerator/freezer. And then the generator stopped putting out power....nice. So we packed everything up and moved over to my dad's home which had the power restored already. We got our power back Friday night so this weekend was spent trying to clean-up and put everything back in order. Whew! I am exhausted and my weekend is already over....back to work in the morning.

Before the storm hit, I made this card for my husband's brother and family who just moved into a big beautiful new home in North Carolina. My friend Suzanne made me that adorable mailbox with her Cricut years ago and I recently found it in my stash. I knew it was perfect for this card. I used this card sketch from Stick It Down:

Well, that is about it for now. I may share in another post a card I made today....or I may just go sit on the couch and watch the football game. I need a little relaxation time.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

First Day Back -- Grade 4

My granddaughters were not very cooperative according to my son when he wanted to take the picture for the first day of school. But he got a couple of them and I was able to make the layout earlier this week. This is my granddaughter Abby on her first day of 4th grade. I used this sketch from Grand Diva's Creative Corner:

I am also entering this page in Rochelle Spears' September Scrappy Friends' Challenge

The 3 school supplies items I used are:

That is it for now....one more blog post and then I am turning off my computer as we are in the midst of Hurricane Irma. Luckily we are in the northeast area of Florida so hopefully we will be spared the brunt of the storm.


Friday, September 8, 2017

Art of Animation

I have been working on pages for the Disney album I am making for my son and granddaughters. We had an awesome trip together this summer and I am hoping it will be a trip they will all remember for their whole lifetime. So I am putting together and album for them and hope to have it done to send them for Christmas. Above you can see the two pages together. I used this awesome sketch from

I loved that big cog on the right hand page. I immediately though of doing a silhouette of Mickey Mouse in place of that cog. Then I scrolled down on the Let's Scrap blog post and saw that one of the design team members had the same idea!!

Here is what the left hand page looks like close up:

and here is a close up of the right hand page:

When we first checked into the Art Of Animation at Disney, we just had to walk around and take pictures....that place is AWESOME!!

Well that is all for now. I will be back tomorrow. I have more projects to share and want to get them all blogged before Hurricane Irma rolls into town because internet access may be spotty for a few days.

Thanks for stopping in.


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