Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Papertrey ink January Blog Hop

Hello... Sorry for the late posting.  I worked 10hrs today, so just a little tired. It's only a little after 8pm here, but I'm turning in after I get this in. The orange card is today's card, inspired by the yellow card I made in september for a color challenge @ play date cafe. It was chosen as one of the top 4. thanks for stopping by, Sam

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Hello, just getting ready to head off to work. Before  I go I'd like to tell you about the fun stamp giveaway.  I order so much from Papertrey that I recieved 2 of these.... I really only need 1 so I'm giving the other to a follower who comments.... I'll draw a random winner on friday. Good Luck, Sam

Monday, January 23, 2012

Cas-ual fridays #36

Hello again.... Busy night here. Trying to get a few cards posted in between bath time and bedtime... kiddos are in bed, I'm heading there next.... can't go to work sleepy. So here's my take on cas-ual fridays #36 black and white challenge.  I have to say I really struggled with this one.... I wanted to put a lucious purple silk ribbon on it... but even without the color I'm happy with the result. Have a great night, be sure to stop by again... Sam

Make it Monday #50

Hello happy monday to you all. This is my yake on the shaker card challnge @ PTI this week.  I only had fine glitter, so not sure how well it photographed.  I plan to send this to a good friend of mine who is currently going through treatments for breast cancer.   I want her to know someone is thinking about and praying for her everyday. Have a great night , Sam ..... P.S stay tuned for a give away .

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Make it Monday #49

Greetings! I'm up and at it early today... trying to get everything done I can before work tomorrow. I have to take my little boys to get new shoes today... feet not so little. It should be fun. This is my take on the ghost masking challenge @ PTI this week. I had fun trying a few different stamps before I settled on this. I wanted one to stand out and be different. Hope you like it, Sam

Miss you

Hi!  I'm back with a card for this week's challnge @  Case study... I love that they use an actual card for the inspiration and not a photo.  I'm currently making cards for Operation write home and my goal is to send them 100 cards... so  I'd better get busy. Have a great day, Sam

Play date cafe color challenge

Hello, happy sunday morning to you.  Getting ready to start my day of erands soon. This is my take on Play date cafe's color challnge.  I just picked up this paper ack on monday and have already used it on several projects.... it's from the lost and found sunshine pack.  I adore all 6x6 paper packs.  I saw someone was giving several away on her blog.... I was drooling over them.  I find one I like and I'll use it until it's gone. I try not to hoard them. Have a good day, Sam

You mean the world to me.

This is my take on the "map to your heart" challenge going on @ Moxie Fab World.  I picked up this little cuttlebug globe for super cheap @ Oh my crafts. Have you checked out their store?  The prices are crazy . I loaded up on some cuttlebug items. Have a great day, Sam

Friday, January 20, 2012

Paper piecing challenge

Greetings ! I finally made it home from work, usually friday night it takes me 25-30 min to get home tonight a lovely 2hrs. We are having "the big" snow storm... or so they said on the news.  I made this card for the "Our Creative Corner"paper piecing with atwist challenge.  I chose to do something , sunny and cheerful since it's anything but that putside right now.  Hoping you are warm and cozy tonight, Sam

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Could I be the one?

Hello, on snow watch here in the chicago area..... We have had very little so far this season, so people are all a buzz about the predicted snow coming our way.  While checking out the challenges today I saw that Our Creative Corner has a design team call.. hmm?  I like to challenge myself to try new things, so here goes. I made this card for the call, this is what I feel is my "style" , fabulous papers highlighted by a stamped sentiment.  Hope they like it, and best wishes to all that put themselves out there to try out for one of the team spots. Sam

Monday, January 9, 2012

With Sympathy....

 Hello.  Today's card is for 2 challenges.... Make it monday @ PTI  and also the color challenge @ Lily Pad Cards.  I made this while on the phone with my friend Jen, who's hubby lost 4 friends from his unit in Afganistan on friday. Sad . Going to hug my guys extra tight tonight. Sam

clean & simple #172

Hi! just a quick post before bed, busy day tomorrow and need some zz's.  Here's my take on the 172 sketch. Hope you enjoy it. Sam

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A new case to study.

Hi there. thanks for visiting. I recently discovered the Case Study challnge blog... what a great idea! Always a great source of inspiration. That is my favorite thing about this craft, that I can find my own inspiration in someone else's card, but make it my own. Hope you like what I came up with, Sam

Tuesday trigger.

Hello again. Getting a jump start on those birthday cards.... in my family we have several people hitting milestone birthdays this year.... i'll be needing lots of cards with 0's at the end.  I made this one for the tuesday trigger over at moxie fab world... loved the inspiration photo. have a nice night, Sam

cas-ual friday chipboard #34

Hello, happy sunday evening .... well not really. DH is bummed his beloved blackhawks lost to Detriot , so he's been sulking around a bit. Here's my card for the cfc34 .  The key is grungeboard(that is chipboard?? or a form of ?) , inked with distressink. Hope you like it. Sam

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Play date cafe #113

Here I am again. Well it's saturday morning(early), and since no one else is up yet I'm getting a few things for done before the great clean up begins.  Those messy boys I live with have no idea what's coming today. hehe ! I want to clean or organise just about everything today, should be fun. So here's my card for the play date cafe's #113 challenge... the colors were juniper, mint and vanilla.  Hope you like it, Sam

Make it Monday #47

Hello, Happy New Year.  I can't believe I've not posted in over a week. Yikes!  This is my take on the make it monday A la Carte challenge.  I chose the dry brushing , but may try a few others i missed also.  This is for my nephew's birthday coming up this week. Happy Birthday John! enjoy , Sam