Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bee positive!

One last card to share for the blog hop.

Hello lovely

Hello lovely's ! Hope everyone is enjoying the blog hop. I've seen some fantastic cards today . I'm finally getting mine posted . Have a great night. Sam

Monday, June 24, 2013

Wishing you sunshine!

Greetings from a very wet stormy northwest Indiana . Baseball rained out so instead of stressing about my little guy playing in the World Series , I stamped while we have power . Hoping power stays on as hubby and father in law watching hockey. So on this rainy night an umbrella card seemed a perfect fit for the "make it Monday" challenge at papertrey ink . Have a dry , quite night all. Sam

Monday, June 3, 2013

Happy Birthday!!

Hello, hope your monday is going well. I've been trying to tackle the messy basement today.. why do I keep so much stuff? After I found the craft table(way too much piled on it) I put this together for the "make it monday" challenge @ PTI . Not sure how I feel about the large sentiment. Well , off to bed now since I have another busy day tomorrow. Nite all, Sam

Saturday, May 25, 2013

I couldn't be happier for you.

Hello, hope your memorial weekned is going well.  We are just relaxing at home today, trying to carch up on all that laundry . This is my card for the may blog hop @ Papertrey Ink. Have a great day, Sam

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Birthday wishes

Hello. It's been a very busy week so far. I have planted most of my flowers and been cleaning up a storm. I took time to enter the " splash" color challenge this week @ play date cafe . Hope everyone has a great day . Sam

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Blog-hop-inspirationHello! hope everyone is having a great day. So far I've survived with the kids this week alone... only 1 1/2 left. I'm posting early as I have a very busy dayand both boys have baseball practice today. This card is for the PTI blog hop.. this months challenge is to make a tilted card. Hope you have a great day, Sam

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Make a wish .......

Happy rainy Tuesday. My papertrey ink order finally arrived , so I inked up this set right away. My boys are big into space so this set was a must have . I used the pearl ex technique from the " Make it Monday " challenge . Off to play with the rest of my order... Sam

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Hello, finally getting a chance to sneak in some creative time. This card is for PTI 's "make it Monday" . I am completely put of birthday cards so that is what I will be working on for awhile. Have a great note. Sam

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Happy Birthday !

Hello, hope you are having a good weekend. I am getting ready to take hubby to the airport. He'll in st louis for a week for work ...i'll be home with the kids alone... yikes! I made this for the PTI "make it monday" challnge... i know it's sunday... i've been busy. I thought a birthday card today was a good pick, it's my sister's birthday. Happy Birthday Candace! Have a great day, Sam... oh and wish me luck this week....

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sending Prayers/ Blog Hop

March-blog-hop-inspirationHello! Happy monday to you all. Busy day today, trying to get plenty finished up before Easter... not that the weather outside feels like it. Luckily we ddn't get the snow like some others did. I created this for a former co-worker who just lost her husband. Thanks for stopping by. Sam

Friday, March 22, 2013

You're Amazing!

Hello again. Thisis a little something I created for a good friend who is recieving a national honor for her work.  My friend is crazy for purple so this week's color challnge @ playdate cafe was a good fit for this card. Thanks for visiting, Sam

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Some Bunny loves You

Well, Easter is almost here again, time to create some cute cards to send out. Who am I kidding? all the cards I make and rarely do I send any myself.. this is one for my mom to send out. This is for the Pink elephant Easter challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Easter Challenge. Now to clean up the mess I made from my recent creative session. see you soon, SamSimon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

Cheer up Buttercup

Greetings! finally I have something to post. Truth be told I wasn't feeling inspired, my job stress really got the better of me the last months..... but now that I am not working any longer I can relax and create again. This is something I created for 2 challenges... Make it Monday @ Papertrey Ink and Case Study. How you all have a great nite....Sam ****UPDATE***  4yrs later I am sharing this card again  for  PTI past, present and future challenge. You were asked to share a card you were most proud of. This card sort of tells the story of my life at that time... I had just ended a very stressful job and was seeking new employment . I wasn't feeling very inspired to create ( took a long break after this post) but still found some creative spark. This card was feature in PTI April newsletter... which makes me very proud. Also it's one of my more popular pins .  Happy to report I've been at my new (and much happier) job almost 4 yrs now.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hello Sunshine!

January-Blog-Hop-InspirationHello Sunshine! I wish, another gloomy winter day in northwest indiana. We finally got some snow yesterday and it seems people forgot how to drive in it.  I usually shy away from black backgrounds, favoring black as an accent color.... but i enjoyed challenging myself to try something outside my comfort zone. Speaking of comfort zones, off to bed now after a grueling day... I'll be back later to check out all the other bloggers cards. Nite, Sam

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

thank you

Hello, finally getting around to posting this.... it's been a very busy week.  This is my take on the thank you challenge @ Cas-ual Fridays.  Off to bed early, after a 11 hr work day, then a wake(2nd in 2 days) ...nite all, Sam

Monday, January 7, 2013

Thank you

Hello, hope your monday is going well. Busy last few days here, as I had my sons in the regional chess tournament, went thrift shopping with hubby(found tons of great books CHEAP for me and the boys) , wardrobe shopping for hubby's new job(after almost 4yrs of unemployment) and mass card making..... I really could use a nap. Have a great night... off to work on some more cards, sam

Wishing you a day filled with good things.

Hello, an early post for me today. I have a half day today , so i wanted to get a few things done early so I can tackle the Christmas tree later, finally taking the last one down. This is my take on this weeks color combo @ Play Date Cafe. Now I'd better get ready for work, later. Sam

Sunday, January 6, 2013

A last minute Make it Monday.....

Hello,  here I am last minute for the challenge. ..... but early for the birthday card. I have loved this technique since I first saw Betsy showcase it. I created this card for my nephew John, as you can tell he'll be 11 on the 9th.  Now off to finish the laundry...nite all. Sam