Saturday, June 27, 2009

Blog Hop time! FCD Goes Outdoors!

It's time for the June Firecracker Designs blog hop! The theme this month is: FCD Goes Outdoors. Pamela released 4 really cool outdoorsy sets this month that you can check out HERE.
For my card, I used the new set "A Little Bird Told Me..." This set is absolutely GORGEOUS!

Thanks for stopping by today! This is a “circular blog hop” where the beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of the blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)

There will be blog candy given away to 1 lucky blog hop participant. The winner will be chosen from the comments left on the blog of one of the FCD design team members...but which one? The blog candy hostess is a mystery! We don't even know who the blog candy hostess will be until the hop is over…so make sure you leave a comment on EVERY blog, so you don’t miss out on a chance at the blog candy!

**If you are the blog candy winner, you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Tues, June 30th at 8:00 PM (EST).**

Now, to continue the circle, hop on over the the blog of the incredibly talented KARYN,
and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started! Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you have a great time!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Life Happens

I hope everyone is having a great week. Unfortunately it definitely hasn't been the greatest week for me. Actually it has been a really stressful week. I apologize to all of you yet again for not getting around to visit your blogs this week. Sadly, I will probably need to just clear out my google reader as I currently have over 400 unread posts in there. I promise to try and stop by your blogs soon! I should have a little more time to try and keep up with things, because starting next week I will once again be a full time stay at home mom. Sometimes life doesn't exactly turn out exactly the way you expect and you have to make decisions that are best for you instead of worrying about everyone else. Yesterday I resigned from my job. It just was not the right fit for me at this point in my life. I am now going to spend the rest of the summer enjoying my precious time with the kids before Annabelle heads off to kindergarten in the fall. No more 4 am wake up calls for me! YAY!!!
Because of all of the chaos in my life this past week I haven't had any stamping time. Luckily I still have a few stash cards to share!
Today I thought I would share another card that I made with the DRS Designs Dustin Pike images. I just LOVE these stamps. They are adorable and a dream to color!
Thanks for stopping by today. Just wanted to remind everyone that Saturday is the June Firecracker Designs blog hop. You won't want to miss it!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Guess What!!!

I got published!!!! This is my very first publication so I am totally thrilled. This is such an awesome moment in a really really really stressful week!
You can see my card on page 93 of the newest issue of Just Cards!
I also wanted to congratulate a few of my fellow DRS Designs design team members who also have cards in this issue: Vicki, Jennifer and Sue! Congrats ladies!

Check out Shimmerz at Craft Critique

Hello all! This week Craft Critique is reviewing Shimmerz, Blingz and Spritz! Check out their reviews HERE.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge!

As promised, the sketchy fun continues...
We would love to have you play along with us this week. If you do, please use keyword JBE059 when uploading to PCP and SCS.
Here is this week's sketch:
Here is my card:
For my card I used another one of the adorable Stampavie Sarah Kay images. I also some Basic Grey designer paper from Jacksonbelle.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Jacksonbelle Rockstars for more sketchy inspiration:
for more sketchy inspriation!
AJ Otto
Jennifer Buck
Jill Dunn
Lindsey Botkin
Lynda Benden
Maren Benedict
Melissa Bove
Michelle Woerner
Shannan Teubner
Kimberly O'Rosky

Thanks for stopping by today!


Welcome to this week's Twinkling Tuesday challenge! This week the challenge is to use rhinestones on your project. We'd love to have you play along. If you decide to play, please use keyword MTTSC28 when uploading to SCS or PCP.

I have a couple cards for this week's challenge. All stamps used are from DRS Designs.

Be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the Twinkling Tuesday design team for more blingy inspiration:
Heather S.
Lisa Slusser

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, June 22, 2009

It's Monday...

which isn't always a good thing (I'm not a huge fan of Mondays)....BUT there is something fun going on today! Monday means it is time for a Little Paper Shop blog challenge! The Little Paper Shop blog has a challenge every Monday and this week one lucky participant will win 2 free digital stamps from {Little Paper Shop}! Challenges are great but challenges with prizes are even better, right! The challenge this week is a fun sketch! If you decide to play along make sure you add a link to your project in the comments section on the Little Paper Shop blog. Also, if you upload to SCS or PCP please use keyword LPSC22.

Here is this week's sketch:

Here is my card:For my card I used the adorable set {Birthday Surprise} from Little Paper Shop.

For some more sketchy inspiration check out the blogs of the rest of the Little Paper Shop Design Team:

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a great start to your week. Stop by tomorrow for more fun with the Jacksonbelle Embellishments blog challenge and the Twinkling Tuesday challenge!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Just wanted to share a couple Father's Day cards that I made last week for the DRS blog.
Tom is out of town and I won't see my dad today so it is a bit of a strange Father's Day around here. The kids and I are going to hang out and maybe go to the zoo if the weather holds up.

Here are my easy Father's Day cards. All stamps used are from DRS Designs.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!