Monday, September 30, 2013

12 Kits of Occasions September 2013

What an absolutely AMAZING kit Kim sent us!! First of all, it was almost too pretty to open! It came in a wrapped and decorated box. Then everything inside the box was wrapped up, too! But obviously I couldn't resist opening it up and using the TONS of supplies she sent. I made 7 cards, but seriously, I could have made at least 4-5 more. I loved the diversity of supplies from cute to elegant. It was just so fun to work with, thanks, Kim! So check out what I created:
12 Kits Sept. 2013 1
12 Kits Sept. 2013 2
12 Kits Sept. 2013 3
12 Kits Sept. 2013 4
12 Kits Sept. 2013 5
12 Kits Sept. 2013 6
12 Kits Sept. 2013 7
Its funny because when I was making the last one I was thinking, oh this is so plain, I'm not going to like this one. But add the sequins and scallop border, and wa-lah, its my favorite of the bunch! How about you? I can't wait to get over and check out the other Halloween creations by my 12 Kit mates, you should go check them out, too!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Trend Watch September 2013


I don't think I've played in a Paper Smooches challenge since my DT term ended, so this was fun. You guys know how much I love my Paper Smooches! So I broke into some new dies to make a thank you card for this week's challenge. I have a lot to be thankful for lately, friends and family have spoiled me and Sonny with gifts for both him and for me for my birthday, so I've been making tons of thank you notes. I used just PS dies on this card (no stamping?! shock!). Believe it or not those rolled flowers were made for me as part of a birthday gift at least a year (or possibly two) ago by a friend (thanks, Gerry!). The patterned paper is from PTI. I love how sort of shabby chic this card turned out.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #65

Lawnscaping #65
Something pretty exciting happened recently...we got new neighbors! And not only are they close in age to us, the wife is from Florida, like me, AND she's having her first baby!! She just found out a week or so ago that she's having a boy (just like us!) and they're naming him after his dad (and other dads before him). He will be Ed the 5th. She is decorating his nursery with an animal theme and painting it green, so that is where I got the idea for my card. It was really fun to make. We also got baby Ed a cute little outfit to go along with the card as well. I'm entering this card into this week's Lawnscaping challenge which is to use your favorite supplies to create a project. So I used Lawn Fawn stamps, letter dies, burlap, and those cute wooden stars.

So as of today I'm officially 9 months! Until recently time has been dragging on...I never thought we'd get here. But of course now I'm thinking, "Sonny, don't come early!" We're having construction done in the house and have been living in the camper in our backyard for a month now, and although I know he'd never remember that he came home to a disaster at his house, I don't want to bring my new baby into the mess, so keep your fingers crossed that he doesn't come early and that the contractors get their act together and get our house complete!