Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December Blog Hop

Hello , Hope everyone is recovering from the holiday . I had to return to work after an enjoyable 5 days off, could use 5 more days off.  I've started on my holiday tyhank you cards, so that's what i chose to make for this challenge.  Have a wonderful evening , off to check out the other blogs.  Sam

Saturday, December 22, 2012

long time no post

Sorry for the extra long absence. Life has been very busywith work and the kids recently. be back soon. sam

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October Blog Hop

Color-group-3Hello, happy thursday to you.  Finally home from work and able to post my card for the Papertrey blog hop.  I decieded to break out my new supplies for this one.  Off to check out the other blogs, thanks for stopping by. Sam

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

thank you

Hello, Quick post for the moxie fab thank you challenge. I am trying to keep on top of the laundry pile tis week, so my weekend isn't spent doing laundry. Have a great evening, Sam

Monday, October 8, 2012

a splashy "thank you"

Hello, happy monday to you.  I have been so busy with work recently that I've missed several play date challenges. They are my favorites, always a new color combo to try out.  I am a big fan of the black, white and splash of whatever ...... this is my take on this one. I stayed home saturday and celebrated "World Card Making Day" , it was a much needed crafty day for me. hope you have a great night, Sam

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day

Hello, I have been so busy creating that I have not had any time to post.  I took full advantage of the day and made plenty of cards today..... last count was 27. Hope you were able to find some time to create today, off to bed now . Nite , Sam

Thursday, September 27, 2012

reflected sentiments?

23Hello!  Just a quick post, getting ready to leave for work... late start today. I was looking through my sentiments stamps( what's left of them since someone took some of them) and didn't see one that jumped out as different from what others had choosen, so I found an image I felt worked well. Have a great day, Sam

Give Thanks

Hello, happy thursday to you all. Last minute entry for this week's challenge. It's been a very busy week, lots of 10hor days...yuck. I have started on my holiday cards, so a fall challenge was perfect this week. Off to work now, have a great day Sam

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hello, hope everyone is having a great tuesday. I'm having a bit of trouble getting back into the crafting after vacation.  I have been super busy with the kids and work, so really need to slow down a bit and de-stress. I created this gift bag for the PAPERTREY INK BlogHop.  I love that snowman die/stamp set . It makes the cutest tags for kids presents. Now off to dairy queen ....pumpkin pie blizzards to celebrate both my boys making the school chess team...way to go Eric and Evan.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Get well soon

Hello again. Sorry for the lengthy absence. I have been very busy, vacation, back to school for my boys, new Doctor at work(lots of LONG days ), baby shower invites for sister in law. I am hoping to get back in the swing of things, kind of in a rut recently. Off to bed for me now, early start time tomorrow, night all. Sam

Sunday, August 12, 2012

on vacation

Hi, just popping in to say no posts for the next 1-2 weeks.. going on vacation. see you soon

Monday, July 30, 2012


Hello, Hoping to squeeze in a few more creative moments today.... I love when I can escape early from work.  This is my card for this weeks challenge @ Cas-ual Fridays. I love the colors this weeks, great for some masculine cards. Have a great day all, Sam

Case Study #101

Hello, hope everyone is enjoying the day. The weather here is warm... I'm so ready for fall. This is my creation for this weeks chaleenge @ Case Study.  I always try to start ealry on my holiday cards, since I sell so many to my co-workers. I have been kaing at least one a week this month alone, next month I will double that. Hope you have a great day, Sam

With Sympathy...

Hello, happy monday to you all. I got off work early so I'm enjoying some creative time. This is my 1st time entering anything in CR84FN . I follow the blog, just never entered anything yet. Off to get inky, have a good day .Sam

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Papertrey Blog Hop

Hello, sorry for the late in the day entry.. I 've been a little under the weather today.  This is my card for the july blog hop.  I enjoyed the summery colors in the inspiration photo. Off to check out the other entries, happy hopping Sam

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Stamp-a-faire Tie dye

Well here it is, my final card /post for the evening.  I really enjoyed all the tutorials, lots of great ideas to try in the future. But there are only so many hours in the day one can stamp..... sadly for this girl it's not 24. sigh! I used water with perfect pearls mixed in to give my card a little shimmer, I like the result. I'm off to bed now ,as I have a busy day at work tomorrow.. nite all and happy stamping. Sam

Stamp-a-Faire Homemade Embellishments

I'm back with this card showcasing the homemade embellishment felt bow as shown by Melissa,  I noticed I selected alot of Melissa's ideas....hmm . I really liked how easy this was to do, but the end result looks like it took alot more effort. I will be doing this again, I want to try it with fabric to see if it looks as nice. enjoy, Sam

Stamp-a-Faire Ribbon challnge

Hello again. This is my card for the ribbon challnge for Papertrey ink's stamp-a-faire event.  When I saw the video by Melissa showing the leaves from ribbon , I wanted to try something different with that idea. This is what I came up with, hope you like it. Sam

Stamp-a-faire card set

Hello, I finally finished all my cards for the stamp-a-faire challenges... I know a day late and a dollar short, but yesterday was my anniversary and my birthday, so I had to spend some time with the hubby.  This is a card set using the fill-able frames die as shown by Melissa  . It has ten cards in the box . My co-workers will love this tomorrow... I take in all my cards I make for various challenges to work and sell them dirt cheap... there is no way I could ever use them all. more posts to follow... Sam

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Let's Strip!

CFC61Now that I have your attention... here is my card for this week's Cas-ual Friday chalenge. It called for you to use strips of paper.  I enjoyed digging through all my scraps to put this together... so much that I made 3 more similar to it. I t was a great way to clear out some of my stash. Have a great day , Sam

Play Date Cafe color challenge

Hello, hope you all are doing well. I'm trying to get a few cards posted for a couple challnges in between laundry, fun times. This card is for this week's challenge @ The Play Date Cafe. I really like these colors this week. Have a great evening all, Sam

Thinking of you.....MIM #74

Hello everyone,  happy sunday to you.  I was albe to sneak in some craft time yesterday.... ahh much enjoyed. I put this card together from this week's Make it Monday challenge @ Papertrey ink.... do you all remember it's release day? I've got my cart loaded with the "old" stuff I want and ready and waiting to order the new stuff. I love the 15th.....have a great night, gotta go find my debit card....hehe. Sam

Monday, July 9, 2012

Happy Birthday.

Hello again... sorry for the double posts tonight. I 'm trying to get all kinds of stuff done before the Closer comes on.... guilty pleasure.  This card is for 2 challnges.. Moxie Fab World tuesday trigger... pretty poppies and  Cas-ual Fridays ... text challenge. I tried to think outside of my normal box, love the end result. have a great night, Sam

Follow your dreams

Hello. Hoping you all are doing well. The weather here finally cooled down some... ahhh! It was just too hot to think. This is my card for Case study #98. I loved the card made by Kristi... so cute, had to case it. Have a great night.. off to watch some TV with hubby before bed. Sam

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Hello! Hope you all are having a great tuesday.  Trying to sneak in some card making time, before all the parades and cook outs. This is my card for the current challenges @ Cas-ual fridays and Moxie fab world. Happy 4th to you, Sam

Hello Friend

Hello , happy tuesday to you all. It's hot,hot,hot here... the gauge in my car said 103 on my drive home from work. YUCK! So it's a pleasant evening of indorr card making for me. This little number is for the current challenges @ Case Study and Play Date Cafe.  Try to stay cool and have a happy 4th of July eveyone, Sam

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thanks to you

Hello, happy tuesday to you. I just finished work and have a few minutes to post before my son's baseball game. This is my card for the "make it monday" challenge @ Papertrey Ink, also entering this in the gingham challenge @ Moxie Fab World. I used the new lovely layers stamp/die set from PTI , i am totally in love with this set! Thanks for stopping by, now off to baseball. Sam

Monday, June 25, 2012

Blog Hop

Hello, happy monday to you all. I'm finally home from work and able to post this card  I created for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  Totally in love with the new lovely layers stamp/die set. I think I will be using this one alot. Happy hopping everyone, Sam

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thank You!

Hello, last post tonight... I promise. I finally found the time between the laundry to post all my cards this week. Baseball is almost over and I will be back to my regular schedule. This is my card for this week's "Make it Monday" challenge @ Papertrey Ink. I opited to do a one layer to try to showcase the stamping more. Love this stamp set... who am I kidding I love ALL PTI stamp sets, the ink , ribbon and paper also. I am horribly addicted to there products.. hid my debit card on the 15th, hehe. Hope you like this one, off to sleep ..nite ,Sam.

Feel Better soon.

Hi there everyone, I really had the mojo flowing the past 2 days.. made several cards (sorry for all the posts). Thsi card is for this weeks color challenge at Play date cafe. They have a design team call out right now, thinking about trying out... just thinking right now. Also entering this in the moxie fab damask /brocade challenge.  Have a great night... Sam

Start each day with a grateful heart.

Hello, I finally got a little time to create this weeekend. Much needed, between the long hours I've been putting in at work and having 2 boys playing little league a mom rarely gets any "me time". This is my take on the Cas-ual friday"s chalenge this week "pretty in pink".  I wanted the pink to really stand out, so the paring with aqua seemed to make it pop the most to me. Thanks for visiting , Sam

Wishing you brighter days.....

Greetings! It's been a very busy few weeks here... leaving little time for challenges. But the end is in sight, to the baseball season for my little leaguers. My oldest son is done ,but the little guy is going to the world series.... exciting stuff here. This is my card for this weeks case study, hope to be able to find lots of card making time soon. Sam

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Play Date Cafe #135

Good Morning everyone. It's the last day of school for my kiddos, so after I walked them to school(late start today) I had some creative time to myself...ahhhh!  Between work, kids, hubby and baseball season I've not had enough of that lately. This card is for the Play Date Cafe #135,  I like to try those challenging combos . I find that they help me push myself to try somethings I might not otherwise. Off to vacuum and finish that laundry pile before work... have a great day, Sam

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Hell! Finally home from a VERY long day at work, then my oldest son had a baseball game.  Now I really need to rest my left foot it's hurting badly tonight. I made another card for the Papertrey Ink sketch challenge , but didn't have time to post it this morning..... that what happens when you start so early. Have a good nite, Sam

getting a little sketchy...

Hello, just a quick post before work. A lovely 12hr day ahead of me, yikes!  This is my take on the sketch challenge at Papertrey ink . I wanted to flip this one on the side, just liked how it looked. Have a great day, Sam

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Birthday Pocket Card

Hello, hope your thursday is going well. It has been a very busy week for me.  My mom , sister and I have been gearing up for the "big yard sale" coming up in a few weeks.  We have been pricing almost every night.  We have lots to sell,  hopefully we can get rid of a majority of it.  This is my card for this weeks Make it Monday at Papertrey ink.... a pocket card. Hope you like it, Sam

Monday, May 28, 2012

So sorry you're under the weather.

Hello! Happy memorial day to you all. Had a few minutes to create (while the laundry is going) before I have to get ready to go to a cook out at my sister Candace's new house.  It's going to be a hot one , so I hope her air is working..hehe. This is my card for Case study #92. Hope you all have a great day! Sam

Friday, May 25, 2012

Blog Hop
Hello, happy friday to you all. I got out of work early....Yeah! So I had time to create this lovely for the PaperTrey blog hop. Have a great weekend, Sam

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Hello! Here Iam with my last minute submission for Cas-ual friday's punchy challenge. I combined my favorite die(pti), punch(martha stewart and stamp set(pti) . Hope you like it, Sam

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Make it monday card#3

Hello, well here is my last card, for today at least..hehe. I really got into this challenge, once I started going through my stash of paper scraps I was hooked. I hope to be able to make a few more before sunday... busy week ahead, baseball, working lots of hours, sorting through the last of my Dad's stuff to sell at the garage sale coming up in a few weeks... hope I can find some time to create and relax. Thanks for visiting ,Sam