Saturday, December 31, 2011

Papertrey Princess Challenge

Welcome to the newest Papertrey Princess Challenge!
Lee  posted the latest challenge.
She challenged us to make a mini album.
It could be any theme but since Christmas was just here
and my parents celebrated with us, what a perfect thank you gift!
I used a 6x6 AMM album I had in my stash.
Since I don't scrapbook much, this was a fun challenge!
Here are some of the photos.

I have made some great friends via the world of blogs and I am very thankful!
I wish each one of you best wishes in the the new year
and I look forward to all of the craftiness in 2012!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thank yous in different styles

Tis' the season for making thank you cards!
I decided to break open my new stamps and paper. 
My PTI box came while we were gone, so it was like a Christmas present!
I decided to use the Thank You stamp that PTI generously gave to its customers.
I challenged myself to use the same stamp and the same die cut but in 4 different ways.
I like the results, let m know what you think!  Enjoy!
In Pure Poppy....
 In Raspberry Fizz.....
 In Canyon Clay (love this new color!).......
 In Hawaiian Shores.....
Hope you having a great week. 
We are having a school or work!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Wedding Day

The weekend before Christmas we headed to a family wedding in Ohio.
The kiddos had such a great time with their cousins that were also attending the wedding. 
They came in from Buffalo, NY and Detroit, Michigan.
While the kids had a blast, the adults got to catch up and have some wedding fun!
We are so glad we made the time despite flying out the Utah the next day!
Here is the card that I made for the bride and groom.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Flying the coop......

This is the message I found before we left on our vacation.
What a great week it has we are back home and time to celebrate the holidays with family.

Happy holidays to your family from ours.
May the joy of the season be with you today and throughout the year.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Gifts

 With Christmas right around the corner,
it is a mad dash to finish Christmas presents.
My kiddos love sports, so I put together a couple of collages for them.
I used my cricut to cut out the letters to customize them!
Here is the soccer version.....
 and the skating version.....
I can't wait to see there faces!

Friday, December 16, 2011

More Christmas Tags

Time for some more tags....


Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Tags

Tis the season for making tags.
I love to make tags because not only are they quick and
easy but they pack a punch when your recipient sees it!
I used a variety of Papertrey Ink products from this years Christmas release and past years.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Last one...Happy Birthday Dad

I promise this is the last birthday card of the year!
Last week my Dad had a birthday. 
While he does not prefer to acknowledge them, he knows the Grandkids do!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Birthday and Papertrey Princess Challenge

Time to get back to reality!
I hope everyone had a great long weekend.
We had a whole week of fun, family and eating....made yesterday a rude awakening!
My daughter skated well.  
She earned a 2nd and a 3rd place.
This was by far the toughest competition she has been to, so she was thrilled to place!
Great job Abby!!
 The birthday fun continues with today's card.
This is also a card for the most recent Papertrey Princess Challenge, posted by BethieJ.
Papertrey Princess Challenge
A simple masculine card for one of the many boys in our family!

Hope you have a great week...we are expecting snow, we can't wait!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Birthday, again

Here is another one of the birthday cards that I have made this month.
I love the color combo and so will the receipent!
Hard to believe we are already to Sunday night...where has the weekend gone?
We only have 2 days of school and then lots of family time this week,
culminating in my daughter competing in a skating competition on Saturday!
It will be a great week, hope yours is too!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy Birthday

This time of year we have a lot of birthdays in our family. 
This card is for another niece. 
Her birthday is not for a couple of weeks but she lives in China,
 so I needed to get it made, so my parents could take it to her!
She is turning 10, like my daughter...oh boy the tween years!
Happy Birthday, sweet Sarah bear!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Part 2

A week or so ago I showed you a birthday card for my niece,
well today it is time for her twin brother's card.
Boomer also turned 17 and is finishing up his senior year of high school.
My kids just love Boomer.
Luck for us, we see him quite frequently and
one of his top 3 college choices is right in our back yard, so we may see him more!
Happy Birthday Boomer!
Simple and just his style!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

No's a post about furniture!

As we continue to remodel our house it has been a blast decorating
and coming up with unique and creative items for our house. 
Well we are almost done with guest bedroom,
so I decided to re purpose a piece of existing furniture and paint it. 
It has been in my front entrance way for about 6 months
but I knew long term it would need to find a new home.
So while my husband is was time to play!
I forgot to take a true before picture but here is the piece without the drawers.
 Here is some of the detail after it was painted and distressed.
 Here is the finished piece.
The color will go perfectly with the wall color I chose.
Now we just need to finish the room, so I can move it upstairs!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Alex!

Late last week my niece turned 17! 
Where has the time gone?
She is such a delight, as well as her twin brother.
They are in the midst of college decisions, so they have a lot on their plates!
Alex's loves the color her card choice was easy!
I know she had a great day!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gratitude- Papertrey Princess Challenge

The challenge for the Papertrey Princesses was recently posted by Sue.  Here is the link for the challenge:

I challenged myself to not use the word than you but to find either grateful or gratitude.
 made most of my cards a simple one layer card gaining inspiration from fellow blogger Janelle who is going through a challenging time in her life.  She loves to make one layer cards....thanks for the inspiration Janelle!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Wishing you...

It is another beautiful fall day in northern Indiana!
Today's card is a simple wishing you the best.
I used Iconic Images to make the fun!
We have a lot on tap this weekend...can't wait!
Have a great weekend.