Thursday, September 24, 2009

Is it the weekend yet?

Man do I need some down time. The weekend can't get here soon enough. With Tom sick not only am I doing all of my normal duties but I'm also trying to do his. He normally takes Annabelle to school which doesn't seem like a huge thing but trying to get her up and dressed and breakfast is hard enough, but then I have to get myself together and get her to school. Not to mention trying to deal with getting Beckett up and to school too. Thankfully today he can stay in bed while I take her since he doesn't have school today. I've also been sleeping on the floor in the kids' bedroom the past few nights in an effort to stay away from Tom (who the doctors said most likely has H1N1). My back is killing me and I am dead exhausted.
Ok, enough of my pity party...

Here is another card that I made for the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash a couple weeks ago. The main image is from Wiff of Joy and the sentiment is from Verve.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a great day!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's Wednesday...

Boring blog post title, but I couldn't think of anything else. The kids are at school and Tom is in bed with what we think is the flu. Crossing our fingers that it isn't H1N1, but either way he is totally miserable. I'm being sort of psycho about quarantining him because I really don't want the kids to get sick. I spent the morning shopping in an effort to stay as far away from him as possible. I went to Joann's and picked up a few things and then headed to our local scrapbook store. I'm hoping to play with my new goodies this afternoon, but we'll see how things go. I may be taking Tom to the doctors office, who knows. For now, I thought I would share a card that I made using one of the Victoria Case images from SCACD. I absolutely love this image and had so much fun paper piecing her. The sentiment stamp is from Verve.

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget about the Jacksonbelle September Challenge contest going on right now. You could win a $50 JB gift certificate. Check out all the details by clicking on the JB contest blinkie on my side bar.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge + a contest!

Before I get to this week's Jacksonbelle challenge, I wanted to give a huge welcome to the newest member of the Jacksonbelle Embellishments design team....Keri Lee Sereika! Be sure to stop by Keri's blog and give her some love today!

Our challenge this week is an easy one....make a project using one of the new products in the Jacksonbelle store. To see all of the NEW products, click HERE. There are so many cool new things in stock now...Prima, Jenni Bowlin, Inkadinkado, Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, Martha Stewart, Stampavie...and lots more! Don't forget that if you play along with the Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenges this month you'll have a chance at some aweseome prizes! The contest rules are along with one of the JB September Tuesday challenges and use stamps from either Stampavie, Inkadinkado, Prima or Basic Grey (all of these brands are carried in the Jacksonbelle store). For all of the contest details, click HERE. You could win a $50, $30 or $15 Jacksonbelle gift certificate!

Here is my card for this week's challenge:

This week's challenge was easy for me because I recently got a big box of fun new things from JB. My card uses a couple different Inkadinkado clear stamps. I also used 2 different Halloween Martha Stewart punches. The designer paper is the new Eerie collection from Basic Grey. I balanced out all of these new products with an old favorite, Angel Wings Shimmerz!

For more inspiration, check out the blogs of all of the Jacksonbelle Rockstars!

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Jimmi Mayo ~ Stamping & Shopping

Bethany Paull ~ It’s Not All Black & White

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

Trudee Sauer: Follow Your Bliss

Keri Lee Sereika: Pink Lemonade

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are all having a great start to your week!

Monday, September 21, 2009

It's a 2 post kind of day...

If you want to see my Little Paper Shop Monday challenge post, please scroll down to previous post.

Since I took such a long break from blogging over the weekend I thought I would share another card today. When I got home yesterday I needed to unwind from the chaotic weekend so I decided to stamp for a bit. I decided to combine a couple challenges from last week for my card. Danni's Flutter By challenge last week was to make a card with butterflies and sparkle...the Paper Pretties challenge was to make a card using fun foam. So... I combined them both and made a card using sparkly fun foam butterflies, LOL.
Isn't Flutter By Sophia adorable! I just love all of the Sophia stamps from Paper Pretties. I paired her up with this gorgeous Jenni Bowlin designer paper that I got from Jacksonbelle. Jacksonbelle has 8 different Jenni Bowlin collections in stock. The glittered fun foam butterflies are from Making Memories.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are all having a great day! Check back tomorrow for the newest Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge!

Little Paper Shop Monday Challenge

I'm back! I know it has been a few days since I last posted but I'm back now! We left on Thursday morning for Minneapolis so I could take the Copic certification class. I can now say that I am certified! The class was a lot of fun and it was even better because I got to take it with my friend Kisa. It was so fun meeting her and hanging out for the afternoon. The rest of the weekend was filled with lots of other fun activities...Scrapfest, Annabelle's birthday, an afternoon at the amusement park at Mall of America, a visit to Underwater Adventure aquarium...lots of stuff. Unfortunately in amongst the fun we also had to make a trip to an urgent care clinic at 7:30 Friday night due to a mishap at the hotel pool. Thankfully they were able to super glue Becketts chin instead of stitches! Needless to say it was a busy, EXHAUSTING weekend. I am happy to be home and sleeping in my own bed!
With all that is time for another fabulous Little Paper Shop Monday challenge! Before I get to the challenge part, I want to wish my fellow LPS design team member Bonnie a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Be sure to stop by Bonnie's blog and give her some love today!
Now...the we have a fun color challenge for you....Rose Red, Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie. One random lucky participant this week will win one of the newly released sets {Jena Witch}. If you play along be sure to leave a link to your project on the LPS blog to be eligible to win. If you upload to SCS or PCP please use keyword LPSC34.

Here is my card for this week:
For more color challenge inspiration, make sure you check out the blogs of the rest of the LPS design team:

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful week! Check back tomorrow for another awesome Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge!