Friday, August 26, 2011

Fruity Friends With Flair

I haven't had a chance to play along with Friends with Flair in ages, it seems! I made 3 cards with the Unity Vintage Fruit stamps for a class at Paper Wings, so I thought I would share one here today.
Lesley Langdon did a video on Unity TV awhile back with these stamps and I followed her tutorial, somewhat, but used Twinkling H2O's in place of the Distress Stains. It's hard to see in the picture here, but the background panel has a nice subtle shimmer to it.

Well, that's all for now, I've got to finish packing, it appears we may be evacuated due to Hurricane Irene! We are supposed to leave for Disney Saturday, so it looks like we will be starting our trip a little early. Wish us luck getting to Florida ~ yikes!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

5 Year Old Humor

Please don't judge when you see my card! Remember people, I live with a 33 year old boy man and a 5 year old boy. After awhile, if you can't beat 'em, you have to join 'em! Yes, I have to admit, sometimes in my house the humor is quite juvenile and of an icky nature!
So when I saw the Ham On The Run image that was just released by Hambo, this card came to mind! I'm sure some of you out there are shaking your head at me and possibly a little eye rolling! But, in my defense, this would make a very funny masculine card that is sure to bring a chuckle!

Anyway~be sure to check out the New release stamps by Hambo, fun images with "punny" sentiments to match! Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

That's How I Roll.....

Have you seen the ADORABLE new release stamps over at Hambo?!?! When I saw this Roller Bunny I literally squealed out loud! Isn't he SO so CUTE???!!!

I also love this sentiment that goes with it "How I Roll", or you can choose to say "Just a Hare wishing you a special day!" to make a belated birthday card!

Make sure to stop back tomorrow, to see my next card! Can you figure out what this little peek is?! LOL!
See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cheese Louise

Is it really August 23rd already???? Where has the summer gone?! We are leaving for Florida on Saturday for a week's vacation, then when we come back my son will be starting Kindergarten! Forget about where did the summer go, where did the last 5 years go?!?!  I am getting the tissues prepared for his first day!

On another note, I just love this little Hambo mouse, don't you?!? He's so fun to color and cut out, I had loads of fun making this little ATC.
I punched circles in different sizes from the yellow Basic Grey DP to look like swiss cheese and the little banner is cut from a Pink Paislee embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by today, your comments always make me smile!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

4 Years In Heaven

I love and miss you every day Mommy!

My Mother seems so far away from me,
On that beautiful white shore across the sea.
Yet I remember love’s soft glow upon her face,
And the feel of her touch and tender embrace.
When I am weary from the burdens I’ve borne,
And the path is unclear and I feel so forlorn,
I remember her loving support was always near,
And her advice made the path ahead seem clear.
When I feel there is no one who seems to care,
Or when the heartache seems too hard to bear,
I remember how she always stood by my side,
And would tenderly wipe away the tears I cried.
When there are moments of great joy and pride,
And I wish my Mother was standing at my side,
I remember she saw more than I thought I could be,
And know I owe my triumphs to her belief in me.
When I reminisce about the things she used to say,
And I miss her and think she is so far away,
I remember what she gave lives on through me,
And one day I’ll see her on the shore across the sea.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What's on Tap Tuesday

If you've been over to Cindy's blog today for What's on Tap Tuesday, then you will know that she had a "twist" to her post today, she took her WOTT "on the road"!
Well, my post has a certain twist to it today too. First of all, I don't have a project to share (i know, boo!), but I am so excited to be leaving work later and driving with my sister to Philly for On The Road with Amuse Studio! We signed up at the last minute last night because we weren't sure we would have babysitter's. My lovely husband has so willingly agreed to take Dominick for the evening to hang out with Luke, so we can get our craft on in Philly! So that is what I have "on tap" for this Tuesday!
Yay! I can't wait. I will share projects later in the week!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

My Minds Eye Blog Challenge #26

I came across a sketch challenge on the My Minds Eye blog the other day and decided to make a layout of my son riding his bike for the first time.
Here's the sketch:
 And here is my layout based on it:

As you can see, I stuck very close to the sketch and was able to complete the layout in no time at all! I combined elements from Breaking Free with paper from Abbey Road. Everything here is MME except for the buttons :)

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Giveaway Winner

Sorry I'm late on announcing the winner of my giveaway, we had company this week, graduation parties, birthday parties, an all around crazy fun time! picked #17:
True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 17 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Nanne said...

that is so awesome!! I bet you had so much fun putting that together.. Great photos and such fun details..


Nanné from SOUS

Congratulations Nanne! Please email me with your mailing address at!!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Huge Bacon Bit "Happy Birthday" to Monica!

So tomorrow is a special day for our fearless leader, Monica! I am so happy to have the opportunity to know Monica and the rest of the Hambo bunch! It has been great fun being on the design team for the past few months. Monica is so sweet and generous and great to work with! I hope you will join me in wishing her the HAPPIEST of Happy Birthdays!!!!!
Without further adieu, in true Hambo style, here is my card in honor of Monica's special day! (I made this card based on the sketch for Mojo Monday # 203)

Now continue along to Judy's blog to see more birthday greetings!

And in case you've lost your way, here is a full list of hoppers:

Jenn Cochran
Beverly Cole
Leslie Hanna
Libby Hickson
Dina Kowal
Karin Martin
Isabelle Mung
Paula Riley
Nora Anne Robinson (you are HERE!)
Judy Rozema
Bonnie Sharp
Marcie Sharp
Lisa Spangler

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Hedgehog

Thanks for coming by today! I am sharing a card for the Hambo Hoedown, using the adorable Hedgehog Digi Stamp and the Hoedown sketch. I just love this little critter and had so much fun coloring him!
Why not swing by the Hoedown blog and check it out and learn how you can get some adorable Hambo images for FREE! Yes I said FREE! Now run along and check it out!!!!

P.S. click HERE to enter my giveaway, one more day left!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

WOTT, Giveaway Reminder, a Graduation and Santa Claus

A lot of different things going on today! I'm sharing my Expedit shelves today in their current state as part of What's on Tap Tuesday. I'm happy to say that I can now walk right up to my cubes without climbing over a few piles! I still need to vacuum up lots of scraps and bits and bobs on the floor!

And here is my desk. I pulled out some papers today to start a layout of Luke the first time he tried riding his bike. 

This past weekend we went to my "little" cousin's graduation/going away to college party. So proud of him, he will be leaving in a few weeks to attend Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, majoring in Engineering. I can't believe he is so grown up! I feel like he was just a little boy last week, time sure flies!

And last but not least, is a card I made for CC&M with my new Paper Smooches stamps! It never hurts to get a jump start on Christmas cards!

And don't forget you still have a few days to enter my giveaway HERE!
I'll be back tomorrow with a Hambo card!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What's On Tap Tuesday

I'm late again for What's On Tap Tuesday, but here I am!  I hit the floor with my project yesterday because my desk was too messy! I'm working on birthday invitations for someone and was working up a sample. In the upper right hand corner is part of a Pink Paislee kit that I recently got from HSN (thanks to my favorite enabler, Cindy!)

Here is just a shot of my messy cubes, I added one to my collection, the 3 drawers, still trying to organize, maybe someday it will happen!

And here is the card front for the invitations I am making.

That's all for now! See you soon!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Queen

This sentiment from Hambo Stamps just cracks me up! I thought I would pretty it up a bit with the Girls Paperie and some seam binding. It also goes along with the the Shabby Tea Room inspiration photo for this week, using 3 different patterns. What a gorgeous inspiration photo, I just love it!

I will be back later with my WOTT post!

And don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE! You have until August 10th!