Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Hi all! I hope your week is off to a great start! We have been busy getting ready for the start of the school year. My son is really looking forward to heading off to Kindergarten. He is getting so big! I am really looking forward to all the things to come during the fall months ahead of us! The apple picking (oh wait, because of the heat there is no apple picking this year, but I still love the apples we eat), the pumpkin patch,  the pumpkin painting, football, jumping in the leaves and all sorts of amazing other things that fall brings.

Speaking of fall! I am featured today along with Debbie from DD's Crafts using K. Andrew Designs Fall-o-ween stamp set.

Here is a picture of the stamp set. It is a must have for the fall months. Makes great layouts and cards for the fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving season!!

Here is a picture of the stamp set....
K Andrew Designs

And here are my card creations...

Fun right? The cards I used were from the 99cent pile at Wallymart. They are always fun to use to make a cute quick card. The stickers in the "Sweet Treat" card are from the clearance isle at Michael's and the hoot-a-rific owl is from a sticker set someone gave me a couple year back. I love using this set and thinking of the fun things to come!

Well that is all from me. If you have not stopped by Getting Cricky  today please do and see the adorable project my DT sister Debbie made! If you have not been to Getting Cricky in a while take a look around and  see all the sweet projects everyone has been doing with Kristal's stamps! They are super cute!!!

Thanks for stopping today! Make today a great day! 

Lots of love,

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fresh Brewed cup of Joe

Hey all! You just got to see my post about the Fresh Brewed Design Hop and Sketch Design... well Heather also asked people to show their favorite coffee shop or cup of Joe... well here is my favorite cup of Joe and my favorite coffee shop!
 I am picky about my coffee so this year my hubby bought me a Kurig for Valentine's day!!! I LOVE IT! I can do coffee, tea, coco, cider whatever the mood calls for and I can do it all from the comfort of home and not pay crazy coffee house prices :) One of the best presents ever! Well that is all from me! Head over to the Fresh Brewed Blog challenge :)

Have a good one! :) Until next time!!!

Fresh Brewed Designs!

Hey all! I am super excited I got this done just in time!!! Heather from over at Fresh Brewed Design was super nice and handing out a free digi so you could get in on their fabulous Blog Hop and possibly win some awesome digis! So I had to post my designs quick before getting off to dream land!

Sorry about the lightening... The bottom reads EXPRESSO YOURSELF which I got from K. Andrew Designs Coffee and Tea Tag Along Stamp Set

This was my other layout... my monkey loves to be in on the pictures :) So I had to take one with her! 

The Reach for the Stars Stamp Set came from K. Andrews Designs Of Mice & Lil Men stamp set :)

I hope you enjoyed my pictures :) Thanks for stopping. Be sure to check out Fresh Brewed Design  Blog! LOTS of adorable ideas!! :)

PS You have until August 22 at midnight to enter so check out the rules HERE

Friday, August 17, 2012

Getting Cricky "Back To School" Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Back To School" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

Can you believe it is already time for the big yellow bus to come and pick up the kiddos? It is crazy how fast summer has gone by. So in honor of the kids (and adults) going back to school we are showing off our favorite back to school ideas with you! We'd like to invite you to visit each of our DT Sisters' Blogs and our very special Guest Designer, An 'Jenic from AJ Scrapbooking and Cards!!

If you've hopped along from Jessie then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

 Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, Adopt a Classroom, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

 K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America. You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

 Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...

 For my project, I'm featuring the



So I was feeling crafty and I made a couple projects for this hop. 

This is my first project. 
I made a art case for my son. I thought it would be a fun back to school gift for him to be able display. I did the front and back the same. The letters are cut from Mickey's Font and the art things are from Locker talk. The pencil and paint are cut at 2 1/2 and the crayon is cut at 3 1/2.

The other project I made is a notebook. It says "Aloha Lazy Days of Summer" and this is from the Splashtastic Summer Set. I used the Locker Talk Cricut Cart for the bus (cut at 5in) and the clouds and sun are from the Pooh and Friends Set. 

 With the School bus coming it also means that FALL is right around the corner. Kristal has some amazing fall sets you will want to add to your collection... (clicking on the previews will take you directly to the order page!!)...

 Sets like FALL-O-WEEN
  K Andrew Designs

 and Hoot owl
  K Andrew Designs

 Also be sure to check back for her new releases this fall!!!!

Well that is all I have for you so now you can hop on over to your next stop: Sweet Diana :) Enjoy the hop y'all!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Roar :)

Hi everyone! Hope your Wednesday is off to a wonderful start. I just wanted to share a couple quick projects with you today as I am featured over at the Getting Cricky webpage!

So I was playing around with my fabulous ALL ABOUT ANIMALS stamp set (pictured below) and my son asked me what all the sayings were. When I came to oh! snap he said hey I say that all the time lets use it in a project.

So I let him help me do his scrap page for when he broke him arm last year. He found all of the cricut cutouts on the Paper Dolls cart and had fun gluing on his pictures and making the doctor and putting oh! snap on the bandage. I think he did a pretty cute job.

The other project I wanted to share with you is a card I had made a while ago.  But I just love him! I made the cutouts at 3 inches from the Create a critter cart. I just love the sweet little saying Miss Moo! It is too adorable. 
Well those are my projects for today. If you stop here first don't forget to head over to Getting Cricky  to see my DT sister's projects they have been creating all week with the different sets. We have been having loads of fun. If you are interested in purchasing the All About Animals Stamp set just click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day! :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge - Fun with PUNS

Happy DAY to you! Hope your day is off to a splendid start! I am excited to be doing the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge project today! This months theme... FUN WITH PUNS! If you do not own any of K. Andrew Design Stamps you really should! They are so much fun. I had too much fun coming up with ideas to decorate my Pun-ny challenge today! There are so many amazing combinations as you have seen by my amazing Design Team Sisters. We have so much fun working together. 

Anywhoo... onto my project. 
I made a card for today's challenge. It also worked for my son's party he went to yesterday. He gave it to his little friend for her birthday.  
So here is my card...

See one of the many fabulous things you can create with Kristal's stamps. They are amazing!

Okay so here is how you play in this month's challenge...

Challenge Requirements:
  1. Post any Fun with Puns project of your choice (no back-linking, please) & link up by 8/31/12
  2. Post as many projects as you want that fit the criteria
  3. Make sure Kristal's blinkie is up on your sidebar, and your blog post entry is linked back to  Getting  Cricky
  4. Leave a comment on the Getting Cricky page
  5. HAVE FUN & spread the word!
  6. The winner will receive a fabulous prize, you can find out what it is on Getting Cricky

Okay my wonderful bloggie peeps. That is all from me for now. Have a wonderfully crafty day.