Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!!!

Hello Stampy Friends,

I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year!!! I hope your Holly-Days were good and you were able to spend time with your family and loved ones.

This year is going to be more of the last six months, lol.  More School for me.  I start my third class on Monday. They are like an amusement park ride, where you have to hold on to edge of your seat and be ready for a fast and furious ride. And yes, I would rather be stamping or creating some fabulous art project, but the truth is, this is important for me to do and finish.  A year and a few months from now, I will have my BSN in Nursing and then I can resume my crafty fun full time.  In the mean time, I will try to get some inky time in and join in whatever fun I can.

I was able to get something made a few days ago:

My stepmother texted me a few days ago and wanted me to make invitations for her daughters upcoming Spring Wedding.  They wanted country cards.  I found something very similar to these on pinterest and that's the ones she wanted.  I started out with a Kraft base and found an old Stampin' Up background stamp called, "Burlap" I think. I inked it up in Soft Suede - which really matches the brown color in word. I found this mason jar digi on Pinterest as well, downloaded it and brought it up in word and re sized it to what I wanted.  Now how did I get those words in there?  Good question.  I hate to tell you that I am not really sure.  I am not really that familiar with all the stuff you can do in word and so I just kept pushing buttons until I found a combination that would work, lol.  Then I printed, fussy cutted, and added burlap ribbon I found in my stash.  I also noticed as I was running through Hobby Lobby :15 minutes before closing time that they have a lot of this in their store right now. I used the MFT Sunflower die cut and colored with my Copic markers. Then I added the layers on with Score-Tape. Oh and I added a layer of lace to the top also using score-tape. 

These were fun to make and it was great to get creative and actually make something useful.  She will take these to her printers and have them copied and printed off.  All ready to send out for her invited guests.  I am blessed to be among one of them.  I hope to make her a matching chipboard album, if time allows and the stars line up, lol.  

What are your crafty plans this year?


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

chip board book

Hello Friends,

I haven't forgotten all of you.  School is way more intense than I imagined, lol.  So I do get breaks in between but it's just enough time to get things done and I'm back at it again.

Before I started school, I made this and hope to get a few more made along the way.

This was a lot of fun to make!!! 

I hope to make it around to everyone's blog soon!


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Forced to take a Scrappy Break

Hi Friends,

"Go to College they will be good they said."  But no one told me I would completely have to give everything up in life and immerse myself completely, lol.  Wow, this is only the end of week two and I have lost more sleep than I can tell you.  Burning the midnight oil for this paper or that reading or this assignment or that.  And every day the instructor adds two more things.  So just when I think I have a handle on things, bam, I'm late again.

I am in an accelerated (not a joke either) RN to BSN program.  No longer is 22 years of nursing experience and two certifications later enough.   The good news is that each class is only five weeks long.  I am sure once I get used to things and do not have to take a tutorial for this and a tutorial for that, things will go much quicker.  I also need to let go of the perfectionist thing too.  I agonized over the first paper.  I just turned it in at 12:21, now it's one a.m. and yes, I have to be up in four hours, lol.  I'm getting used to the sleep deprivation or I am just delirious.  lol.  It does feel good to hand in that first big project.

I just wanted to say to you all and let you know I miss coming to your blogs, but I will be coming around again soon.  I might have to miss this years Fall Coffee Blog but I will try to squeeze in some time soon for that if I can.

Thanks for checking in.....three more weeks to go!


Monday, September 7, 2015


Holy Crap!  It's Monday night!  I nearly forgot about this weeks sketch over at MFT's!  Well I whipped this one up in a hurry.  I hope everyone had a fabulous Labor Day! 


Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Wedding Day

Hi Friends and Stampers,

Wow, life is just flying by.  I've been working some Overtime, headed to a wedding this weekend and decided to use this weeks MFT sketch for my pattern.

I've almost made my way back through most of you, so I hope to be getting by your blog again soon! 

Thanks for looking,


Also playing in Tiddly Ink - Have a Heart

Monday, August 17, 2015

Warm Wishes & Sunny Smiles

Hi Friends and Stampers,

Wanted to put this one together quick this evening in time for the MFT Sketch Challenge, sorry for the bad pic.  It's late.  lol.

I wanted to get a better pic and I added some flip flops to this card.