I'm back:)

Well, it has been a crazy couple of weeks trying to get our internet up and running again. We had some major hail a while back that not only tore up our garden and damaged our vehicles, but ruined our internet connection. But, a nice man finally came out yesterday and got it fixed.

I wanted to share some pictures of what our garden was producing before it was torn up:) The carrots survived the storm and are much bigger now than the ones in this picture. Also, it seems that a few zucchini and squash buds are breaking through all the torn leaves. Maybe we will get a few more of those. Overall, my husband and I have had a blast this summer getting our garden up and going. This was our first summer in this house and the first time we have planted a garden at this altitude (about 9,000 feet) We learned a lot, enjoyed some home-grown veggies and are excited about next year. Plus, we have a greenhouse in the works too!

I also wanted to share the award that the sweet and talented angela gave me. Thanks so much Angela! I am really honored!
Thanks for stopping by. I have a lot of cards to share with you that I have been working on the last few weeks. So, stay tuned:) Have a happy day.


glorious flowers

These are two of the cards I made over at Stephanie's yesterday. We had a blast together...making lots of cards and then going to lunch and then stopping by our classrooms and working for a little bit (I guess we just can't stay away from there!). I love that we get to work together and stamp together! She is such a great friend. I used one of my older sets, glorious gift, which is really fun to layer. Stephanie let me borrow her scallop edge punch and martha stewert butterfly punch. I'm really liking them both! I also got out my hodgepodge hardware and ribbon to put some fun details at the top. The little yellow tag on the bottom one says {happy}. These cards were inspired by a card I saw in one of the old mini catalogs.

I know this doesn't pertain to many of you, but I know that many of my SU customers read this. As you know, I am no longer a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, but the very talented and sweet stephanie is my {old (as in the past, not in age:)} downline and an awesome Demonstrator. Please feel free to contact her if you would like to place an order or book a workshop with the fabulous new catalog! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

{ingredients: red & pink}
stamps: glorious gift, everyday flexible phrases
ink: real red, pixie pink, pretty in pink, certainly celery
paper: whisper white, pretty in pink, real red dp
more: hodgepodge hardware, scallop edge punch, martha stewert butterfly punch, real red ribbon

{ingredients: pastels} stamps: glorious gift, everyday flexible phrases ink: bashful blue, certainly celery, barely banana, pretty in pink paper: pretty in pink, barely banana, bashful blue, bashful blue dp, whisper white more: hodgepodge hardward, pretty in pink ribbon, scallop edge punch



I know this is a simple card, but I really like the way it turned out. I got the image through wish-rak on SCS. I love this almost amethyst dp. I think that is one of my favorite colors. Today I get to go stamp with stephanie. Yeah! We've been having so much fun looking at the new catalog. I'm looking forward to seeing the new In Colors in person. Have a happy day!
stamps: just celebrate
ink: black
paper: certainly celery, pretty in pink, almost amethyst
more: certainly celery ribbon, su markers, paper piercer, dimensionals


inky button challenge

Good Morning. I had the opportunity to meet Angela over at inky button at the bella ball in Littleton (we had a blast!). She is so sweet and creative. She gave us all a challenge to use buttons on a card...so I did just that. I made an invitation to a birthday tea for my aunt and cousin (they share the same birthday). I used my twinkle h20's on the image (love those). I'm not sure what the name of this image is. I got it a couple years ago at the scrapbook expo in Colorado Springs. I had these buttons laying out from working on my wedding album and they matched perfectly! Only two more pages and then I'm done with the wedding album. Yeah! Have a happy day:)



Here is a quick birthday card that I made a little while ago. I love this glitter paper (in the background). I also used my riveting stamp set, which I have neglected for a long time. I love how it looks with all the circle punches and layers. Today Ryan and I are hanging some drywall in the garage...let's hope for a productive day! My arms are still a little sore from the last time I helped him (that stuff is HEAVY), but it's good for me, right? Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by.

stamps: just celebrate, riveting
ink: black
paper: tempting turquoise, pixie pink, green galore, white, lavender lace, patterned paper (dcwv)
more: SU markers, paper piercer, scallop punch, circle punches, dimensionals

And just for fun.....

You Are Country Music

You are friendly, down to earth, and fairly conservative.

You are true to your friends and your upbringing. Change is hard for you.

But beneath your old fashioned attitude, you are expressive and artistic in your own way.

Very few people can express pain and pleasure as eloquently as you can.


fun with 8x8

I got to spend the day yesterday with my best friend scrapbooking and shopping! We had so much fun catching up. I started working on my wedding album. I already scrapbooked all of the pictures that people took with their cameras and did lots of journaling in my 12x12 album, but I wanted to do a simple album with the professional pictures. I chose a pretty green 8 x 8 album and some bright papers. I want to keep it pretty simple, so the focus is on the pictures. I spent most of my time planning and gathering supplies (and talking with Mindy), but I did get a few pages done. Here are two of my favorites. Everytime I look at my wedding cake I just have to smile. I just love the lime green and the polka dots and all the pretty gerbers! (Sorry about the glare on the pics.) Such fun colors. It's pretty gray and rainy here...a perfect day to make some tea and finish working on this album. And maybe try a new soup for dinner...( I love finding some ingredients that I have in my cupboards and then searching for recipes online:) Well, I hope you all have a happy day!


bright & cheery

Isn't this a fun, bright card? It makes me want to sit outside and have some tea with a friend and enjoy summer a little longer! I used mindy's layout from the card she sent me awhile back. (See it here.) You can't really see it in the photo, but all the flowers on the background paper have glitter on them. I got this ribbon in the mail when I won some blog candy and I finally found a use for it. The colors match perfectly! I hope you all have a happy day!
stamps: great impressions
paper: tempting turquoise, green galore, lovely lilac, pixie pink, white, dp (dcwv)
ink: stazon black
more: SU markers, ribbon, brads, dimensionals