Thursday, June 18, 2009


Has it really been only one week since the kids got out of school?? You mean it's not August yet? LOL!! Man! I have got to plan more than the boys already have to keep them even busier! My husband left for a two week jaunt (HA!) to Iraq for some surveying and I just think the boys are eating up the fact that it's just mommy for a bit!! Margarita's are calling my name...
However, it is also my hubby's birthday today, so I am obviously wishing him a safe and happy day...

In the meantime, I wanted to share a thank you card I made for a friend who did a surprise bday party for DH last week. This is a friend from grade school/high school who happens to live where I do and found out through another school friend! It has been fun re-connecting and laughing over old times. Not to mention the terrible hair do's we are seeing in the yearbooks...

For this card, I used MFT's set of Bundle of Bouquets and the retiring set of Behind the Scenes. I stamped the sentiment block over and over to create the bg and used my nestibilites for the oval cutout and embossing. I stamped the main image and colored it in with my Copics. I dotted the center of each flower with my yellow Copic Spica pen for a little sparkle and popped up the ovals over the sentiment panel. I added some self adhesive metal dots on the corners and some ribbon for the final embellishment. I hope you likey and I appreciate you stopping by!! Stay tuned... I am gathering up an item or two for a little blog candy!! : )

**I have fixed my last post to reflect the correct name for my monthly jewelry making with MFT! It's called Jewelry with MFT!
NOT 3-D with MFT....**

Materials used: Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, My minds eye dp, self adhesive metal dots, MS Ribbon, diamensionals, Nestibilities, Copics, Copic Spica, white gel pen, corner rounder punch

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Jewelry with MFT and a Blog Makeover!

Hi all!! {{SIGH!}} Today is the last day of school for my kiddos and I just can't believe that an entire school year has come and gone!! Where does the time go? On the flip side, I can get creative more!! I already have a strict schedule with my kids (can you believe it??!!) in order to maintain creativity and sanity, as well as keeping them on track with reading and learning. And then somewhere in-between, we will have some vacation time and my favorite part... CHA!!! Whoo hoo!!! I am sad to not be able to have Cammie as my traveling partner.... : ( She will be passing this summer's convention to spend time with her family.

Let's talk makeover.... SO what do you think of my blog makeover? Isn't it fun? It was designed by Michelle Laycock at Laycock Designs and I think she did a fabo job!! Thanks Michelle!! If you are looking for a new look, hop on over to Michelle's site and see some of the wonderful blogs and sites she has created!!

I want to share the first Jewelry with MFT project today!! This series will be featured every second Monday of the month here on my blog as well as in MFT's Member Forum at SCS. You don't want to miss it!!

These fun jewelry components will soon be sold at MFT in different shapes and designs. Want to create something fun and unique using this rectangular component? Head over to Kim's Blog tomorrow, Friday, for more information and your chance to win!! Be sure to mosey on over to the Member Forum here for the PDF instruction sheet and for other cool designs by the design team!!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Some exciting news

Hi everyone!! I know it has been quiet here, but now that school is coming to an end this week and family is gone, I am happy to have my office back and start creating again.  I have been, however,  creating for my exciting announcement... 

I have started designing for My Favorite Things as the jewelry designer! You can see my first creation on June 10th on Kim's blog (and here of course!) and see some of the products she will carry in the store.  So stay tuned!!

**My blog is getting a makeover! You should see the finished product hopefully over the next few days!!**