Live the Life

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hello again bloggers,

This is going to be a quick post.  I hope your weekend is going to be a dry one.  Friday the gates of heaven just opened up everywhere.  I did not lose power but I know some people did.  Let's see what the rest of the weekend brings.

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again!

Recipe
Stamps: SU Really Good Greetings, Creative Elements
Ink:  Memento Black, VersaMark, black embossing powder
Paper: Basic Black, Cream CS, DSP Modern Medley
 

Thanks So So Much

Friday, June 28, 2013

Happy Friday bloggers,

I hope your week has gone well....I am so happy to see Friday.  I don't have a lot going on this weekend, which is a good thing, hopefully I can be a little creative.  My mom is visiting, we will spend time with her.  My youngest niece is turning 14, we will be celebrating with her.  Happy Birthday Danielle!  Enough about what I am going to do this weekend.

I want to share my card with you, I love the way it turned out.  I'm not sure what the technique is called, I embossed the cardstock  (Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana) with white embossing powder, then I took the matching ink to the paper and sponged the inside of the flower.  There are so many possibilities with this stamp set! 

Thank you for stopping by and checking out my card.  I hope you take some time and check out the rest of my blog.  If you like this card, please leave a comment, I love reading them.  If you enjoy my blog, please follow me....click on the link on the right side of my blog "follow me". 



Recipe
Stamps: SU Regarding Dahlias, SU Delightful Dozen (sentiment)
Ink:  Memento Black, SU Coastal Cabana Ink
Paper: Basic Black, White CS, SU Coastal Cabana
Accessories: SU Dimensionals, SU Rhinestone
 Coastal CabanaRuffle Stretch Trim

Miss You

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Happy Hump Day bloggers,

I hope your week has gone well so far.  My week has been busy and is going by fast, but I had to take a minute and share this card.  I got the new stamp set from Stampin' Up (SU) "Really Good Greetings" and could not wait to create something.  I cased this card from Andrea Walford, but added my own twist to it.  I hope you enjoy it! 

As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.  I hope you take some time and check out the rest of my blog.  If you like this card, please leave a comment, I love reading them.  If you enjoy my blog, please follow me....click on the link on the right side of my blog "follow me". 




Recipe
Stamps: Really Good Greetings, Papillon Potpourri
Ink:  Memento Black
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, SU Strawberry Slush, SU Quatrefancy Specialty DP
Accessories: SU Elegant Butterfly punch, SU Dimensionals, SU Rhinestone

Mojo 299 - Because of You

Monday, June 24, 2013

Hello Bloggers,

I am back with a Mojo Monday card....and I created on Monday!  I am so excited about this card, I used the stamp set "Let It Be", that I picked out from winning the Mojo Monday at the beginning of this month.  If you don't know about the Mojo Monday's, the first of each month, they pick a winner for every 50 entries.  Go over and check out Mojo Monday's blog and create this weeks sketch.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.  If you like this card, please leave a comment, I love reading them.  If you enjoy my blog, please follow me....click on the link on the right side of my blog "follow me". 

Here is my creation for this weeks sketch.....

 
Recipe:
Stamp Set:  Verve Stamps - Let It Be
 Ink: Stampin Up Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  White card stock, Authentique DSP Remembrance
Accessories:  Spellbinder large and small circles, Die-namics Fishtail Flag,
SU Rhinestone, SU Dimensionals

 
Inside of card


Just Because

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hello bloggers,

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend.  I had a great one, it was busy, but I enjoyed all that I have done.  Today I am off to my Creative Memories consultants house to take an advance course in Storybook Creator.  I love CM software, I'm sure everyone has heard that CM is in chapter 11....no one knows what the outcome of this company is going to be.  I just hope when all is said and done, they do not discontinue their software. 

As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.  I hope you take some time and check out the rest of my blog.  If you like this card, please leave a comment, I love reading them.  If you enjoy my blog, please follow me....click on the link on the right side of my blog "follow me". 

Recipe:
Stamp Set:  Stampin Up retired Vintage Verses
 Ink: Black Momento
Paper:  SU Whisper White, Black, DSP quatrefancy
Accessories:  Spellbinder small circles,

Celebrate 80 Years!

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Hello bloggers,

I have a card to share with you.  I made it for my friends mother.  She turned 80 on Friday and they are giving her a big birthday party.  Her favorite color is red, so I thought I would incorporate red in the card as much as I could.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.  I hope you take some time and check out my blog.  If you like this card, please leave a comment, I love reading them.  If you enjoy my blog, please follow me....click on the link on the right side of my blog "follow me". 

 
Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Hero Arts Find Joy,
 Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  80 lbs. red and 110 white
Accessories:  Sizzix embossing folder,  QuicKutz detail dies Party,
Spellbinder labels, stickles

Mojo 298 - Happy 4th

Friday, June 21, 2013

Hello Bloggers,

I hope your weekend is going well....Happy 1st day of summer!  Today was a beautiful day, I enjoyed it very much.  I 'm so happy I took the time last night (ok, early this morning) to create my card for the Mojo Monday sketch this week.  I enjoyed working with this sketch.  The paper I used, I used before on another post, but I love this line made by Authentique, it is called Pride.  This paper is very versatile. 

I received my prize from Verve stamps Thursday and could not wait to use it.  I chose the new stamp set "Let It Be".  It is a very nice stamp set.  I also purchased "Shining Star" and the star dies that can be used with this set.  I used the star die on the card.  Love this star, I don't know about you, but I am very particular about  my stars.  I like the ones that are pointed at the ends and not rounded.  Verve star die "starry die" is very nice and pointed and it fits nice on top of Stampin' Up's retired large star, which is also pointed.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.  I hope you take some time and check out my blog.  If you like this card, please leave a comment, I love reading them.  If you enjoy my blog, please follow me....click on the link on the right side of my blog "join this site". 


Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday
Mema's Craft



Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Verve Shining Star (inside of card)
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Authentique Pride, 110 white card stock
Accessories:  SU Star punch, Verve Starry Die, star brad, Verve Pennant
Trim Die,  Authentique "Pride" sticker sheet, and dimensionals


Get Well Soon

Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy Friday bloggers,

I have a get well card to share with you today.  My sister-in-law, Bernice is in the hospital and I thought I would make a good well card.  I don't have many of these in my stash.  Please keep her in your prayers.  She has MS and has been in the hospital for more than two weeks now.  She has been fighting this disease for a long time.  Thank you for your continued prayers.

Thanks again for stopping by!

 
Recipe:
Stamp Sets: SU Delightful Dozen
Ink: Black Memento
Paper:  SU Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe and Black
Accessories:  heart punch, rhinestones, and dimensionals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy Birthday

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hello Bloggers,

The week is almost over!!!  Yeah, I hope all of you survived the thunderstorm today.  All the hoop-la about the storm and it went right over us.   There were reports of a tornado being sighted just about 15 miles from us, but we did not get anything.  It was really nice that the temperature dropped and the humidity went away.  This world is a tricky thing!

I have a birthday card to share with you.  It is very simple and will take 20-30 minutes to make.  As always, I appreciate you stopping by to see my creations.  If you like my card, leave a comment.  I love reading them.  If you like my blog, please join me.  Click on the "join me" button on the right hand side.



Recipe:
Stamp Sets: SU Perfectly Penned
Ink: SU Isalnd Indigo
Paper:  SU Quatrefancy Specialty, Island Indigo, black and Whisper White
Accessories:  SU Island Indigo Bakers Twine, 1 3/8, 1", 3/4 and 1/2 inch circle punches

I won the Mojo Monday 296!!!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hello Bloggers, I am smiling today!  I  won the Mojo Monday 296 from last week.  I get to pick any stamp set I would like from Verve Stamps!  I love her stamps they are so nice and they stamp well.  I will let you know what I picked out later.....I just wanted to share the news with you!

Here is the card I posted to win the Mojo, just in case you missed it!


Oh, Hello

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hello Bloggers,

I hope everyone's week is getting off to a great start.  It sure is getting warm here in Northern Virginia.  I think the humidity is on it's way!

I have another simple, but nice card to share with you.  I used the in-color inks and paper from Stampin' Up.  Have you ever noticed that black will go with any color.  It just adds something to a card.  How do you like the new in-colors?  I'm not sure what  my favorite is, what is yours?  

Thanks for stopping by, if you like my card, please leave a comment, I love reading them.  If you like my blog, please join me.

 
Recipe:
Stamp Sets: SU Oh, Hello and Mosaic Madness
Ink: SU Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana, Memento Black
Paper:  SU Costal Cabana, Whisper White and Black
Accessories:  SU Rhinestones and SU Mosaic Punch




Happy Father's Day

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hello again bloggers,

I have a quick card I wanted to share with you today.  This card anyone can make in less than an hour.  Not much layering....very simple.  The base is a basic A2 card, then I layered basic black and the very vanilla together, cut out a tie and wrapped it around the hanger.  The tie I put some dimensionals in the back and popped it on the embossed piece of paper.  Wah lah stamp your sentiment and it is ready to be sent out!

Thanks again for stopping by!

 


Mojo 296 - Smile!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Hi again bloggers,

I am back again today with another card from the Mojo Monday sketch this week.  I loved working with it and wanted to try my new stamp set "Happy Day".  Yesterday I posted a card that I used this stamp set from.  I used the stamp "Hello There", but I masked the "there" and only used the "hello".  Check it out here, is you want to see it.

I hope all of you are enjoying you Saturday and getting a lot of crafting done or just being with your family!  I promise to be back tomorrow with another Father's Day card.  Have you started making your cards?

Thanks again for stopping by, please leave a comment if you like my card.  If you enjoy reading my blog, please "join" me on the right side of the blog.



Recipe:
Stamp: SU Happy Day
Ink: SU Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  SU DSP  Poka Dot Parade, SU Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Dots embossing folder, SU Rhinstones and SU Dimensionals








Mojo 296 - Hello

Friday, June 7, 2013

Happy Friday Bloggers,

I hope everyone is safe from tropical storm Andrew that is passing through.   The grass is happy for all the rain!  The weather man says we are going to have a nice sunny weekend, so enjoy it.

I have another Mojo Monday for you today.  I really enjoyed working with this sketch and have created two more cards.  This card I used the new in colors from Stampin Up, they are so delicious!  I also used the new designer series paper Quatrefancy.  Look down below for the recipe.  Check back tomorrow, I have one more Mojo to share with you!

Thanks for stopping by again, please leave a comment, I love reading them.  If you like my blog, please click on the "join this site" on the right hand side of this blog.


Recipe:
Stamp: SU Happy Day
Ink: SU Strawberry Slush
Paper:  SU DSP  Quatrefancy, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, and Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories:  Modern Mosaic embossing folder, SU Rhinstones and SU Dimensionals

Mojo Monday 296 - Pride

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Hello Bloggers,
I am back again this week!  I hope I keep this going.  I love blogging but never seem to make the time to do it.  I have another Father’s Day card to share with you.  I am using the sketch from the Mojo Monday.  I love this sketch and I love how you had the option to use brads.  How many of you use brads on a regular bases?  I don’t, and I have so many!  It is the first Monday of the month one winner will be chosen at random for every 50 entries. You have the chance to win a Verve stamp set of your choice, so be sure to get your entries in!  I won the Mojo Monday a while back.  I was so excited.  I hope I am a lucky winner this month. 

I absolutely love this card.  I bought this paper from my favorite scrapbooking store, Goldenshill Paper Craft, located in Northern Virginia.  The paper is from Authentique, called Pride.  There is a nice selection of paper to choose from.  This line can be used for so many things.  Stay tuned, you may see this again for Independence Day!
Here is the recipe for my card.  If you love my card, please leave me a message, I love reading them.  If you enjoy my blog, please join my site.  Scroll down to the bottom on the right hand side and click "join this site".  Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe:
Stamp: Verve-Super Dad, Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments
Ink: Stampin Up Midnight Muse and Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Authentique Pride, 110 Vanilla CS
Accessories:  Star brads and SU Dimensionals
 
 
 
Inside of Card
 
 
 
 

Happy Father's Day!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Happy Monday Bloggers!

I hope your Monday was a great one.  I hope you didn't get rained out to much.  I don't know about you, but our grass really needed it.  We have not turned the sprinkler system on yet.  I am looking forward to the mid--70's temperature this week.  I am not complaining, because it took a long while for the weather to warm up. 

I have another card that was inspired by Andre Wolford.  If you want to look at her blog, check my card out that I posted yesterday.  I have a link to her blog.  Father's Day is just around the corner.  How many of you have made your cards?  I hope this card will give you some inspiration.  This stamp set is a Stampin Up set named "The Open Sea".  This is such a versatile set for any male cards you may need.

Thanks again for stopping by.  Come back, I am planning to make some more Father's Day cards this week.



Recipe:

Stamps: SU The Open Sea and Best Dad Ever
Ink: SU Crumb Cake and Early Espresso
Paper: SU Very Vanilla , Crumb Cake  and Early Espresso 
Accessories:  SU Early Espresso baker’s twine

Blossoms - Happy Birthday

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hello Bloggers, I cannot believe I have been away so long.  I have not blogged since April 9th.  I have been creating, but have not made the time to blog. I promise I am going to do better!

I don't know about you, but I am excited about the new Stampin' Up catalog that was just released.  So many new items to choose from, what is your favorite stamp set?  I'm still trying to figure out what mine is.  I have reviewed the book a half a dozen times and curling down the pages of my favorite things I want to order. 

I have a birthday card I want to share with you.  I just received this stamp set in the mail on Friday and could not wait to make something with it.  It is the Betsy' Blossom set.  I think this has been in the catalog for a while.  I am so happy they did not retire this set.  I love the bright collection of colors from Stampin Up'.  They are so luscious and beautiful.  I have so many projects in my head....but just not enough time to create.  I was inspired by a card I saw on Andrea Walford's blog

Thanks for stopping by, please check back soon for some more of my creations.  If you like this card, please leave a comment, I love reading them.  If you like my blog, please follow me too.


 
Recipe: 
Stamp Sets: SU Betsy’s Blossoms and Curly Cute
 Ink: SU Melon Mambo, SU Tempting Turquoise SU Pumpkin Pie and Memento Black
 Paper: SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Basic Black ,SU  Whisper White 
 Accessories: SU embossing folder Vine Street, SU Dimensionals, and Rhinestone


 
Inside of the card: 
 Stamp Set:  Hero Arts - Yummy Treats
Paper:  SU Sycamore Street and Tempting Turquoise
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