Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Party Invites

Hello All! Hope everyone is enjoying back to school and the (hopefully) last days of heat. Here it's been over 100 degrees. All I can say is EEEEEEEW! I'm ready for Fall for sure. My girls started school and it's always bittersweet. Not for what you would suspect. I'm not suffering from separation anxiety, remember I have teenagers. I'm just running all of the time. So I get a break from them but I am being pulled in 100 different directions with different school times, clubs, family and church obligations and a new puppy (or as I call her new pooopy). Craziness ensues! My Grandma always told us that we will rest when we die, man she was serious! I know just like the toddler years (which I loved), these times (good and tough)will FLY by and I will look back wishing I had slowed down more often.

We are planning my youngest's 13th birthday party for next week. I made these invites for her. She didn't want anything too fluffy or girlie so this is what I came up with. I'll post material later. Hope you like them. Until next time amigas ;-)
The source of my madness, introducing Lilo. She unmade the bed! Holy terror!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Oldie But Goodie for Color Combos Galore 155

Hi everybody. Today is a very very good day! Our air conditioner got repaired and didn't cost us a thousand dollars. Double Yay! So on to card world. This is a card I made for Color Combos Galore # 155. I have the same problem that I hear A LOT from other card makers. That is the problem that masculine cards are hard to make.

I used the K&Company Cut & Paste Stack. I'm telling you, when you see this stack it looks pretty boring and unassuming but I've found TONS of uses for it and it was like $5.99 at Michael's with a coupon. Well I don't know what it is about this card but I wish I could give it to myself! LOL it's my most favoritest card ever.

Card Recipe:
Base: Recollections Kraft, Beige cardstock: Coordinations Grandpa's Trunk, Patterned paper & Cars: K&Company Cut & Paste Stack, Brads: Making Memories, Ink: Ranger Distress Antique Linen & Martha Stewart Copper, Accessories: Ranger Pop It's and Ranger Glossy Accents.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Spanish Happy Birthday Cupcake

Hola Everyone, hope all is well with you all. Today I am enjoying my first full day of freedom from my kids. Not that I don't love them more than chocolate, but I'm a little bit giddy that they are in School again. I have a quick card to share, it's SWEET & simple but I think it's cute. I was so happy when I found this Stampendous Spanish Sentiments set. They are so hard to find and I prefer to give my Maternal Grandmother & a few other friends & family, cards in Spanish since that's her first language. Doesn't the cupcake make you want to gobble it up. Simple & so easy. Until next time Amigas :-)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Color Combos Galore 154

Hi everybody, hope everyone is having a great Saturday. Around here it has been a quiet Saturday of cleaning and crafting. My Favorite things, no really! This is the perfect Saturday for me. I got to make a card for Color Combos Galore 154. The colors are fun, and it was an entertaining challenge to make a card related to friendship using pink, orange, yellow and white. Here is my take, hope you like it.

Card Recipe:
White card base: Recollections, Orange polka dot paper: GCD Spring All Over, Yellow paper: Coordinations, White glitter paper: Color Bloc, Tag: Martha Stewart, Gemstone brads: Autumn Leaves, Stem Stamp: Sandylion, Ink: Versamark Embossing Ink, Versamagic Pixie Petal, Embossing Powder: Ranger Distress Peeling Paint, Daisies and ribbon: Michael's, Heart pearl: Making Memories, Punch: Monarch Butterfly Martha Stewart. Ranger Pop It's

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Vintagey Goodness

Hi Around here it is has definitely been VERY relaxed compared to school time. The Twins were with Grandma & Grandpa out of state for the summer. They are back now. So all we had is my little 12 year old who is a Momma's girl and I LOVED having her around. Of course I missed my older girls, but anyone with teenagers understands that I was regenerating for future battles ;-) I know when they are older they will look back and wonder how I didn't drop them off at a fire station and speed away some times. LOL teenagers make you CRAZY!
This week madness ensued. So this week it's time for back to school, we started shopping yesterday, today was High School re-registration, tommorrow the Junior High :-(. Crowded malls, overpriced trendy things, eye rolling when I make suggestions, my wallet being drained, screaming babies at stores and getting reminded that I'm getting older. Yay!!! (Yeah that was sarcastic :-()
Well enough of the complaining, onto the card goodness. Not sure if this is considered Shabby Vintage or just Vintage, hope you like it. Until next time amigas ;-)

Card Recipe:
Card Base: Recollections, Newprint Cardstock: GCD Paris Nights, Postcard: K&Company, Doily: Wilton, Butterfly: Jolee, Pearls: Making Memories, Flowers: vintage from stash, Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Linen, Distress Stickles, Peeled Paint.