Monday, December 20, 2010

OH and one more thing..

You've got to check out this blog (especially all you teachers out there!)!!

The writing...captivating (yeah, I said captivating!)
The photos...amazing
The stories (Moments with Joey)...hilarious

I'm not kidding.

Cue Reading Rainbow, Levar Burton voice..."But you don't have to take my word on it." Check it out for yourself!


Sorry I've been absent for so so long. With the ending of the semester, a conference in Texas, and a bun in the oven, I haven't been had the time and energy to craft at all (except for teacher gifties and a few family gifites which I'll post later).

This winter break will be crazy with holiday thingies and THREE doctor's appointments in the the same week..Geesh. But, I'll be on bed rest for the 2nd semester, so I promise to get some crafty things done and posted.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Altered Notebook

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Fleur and Daffs Bday Card

Here's a quick birthday card I recently made. Summer's ending, all my mojo being pumped into starting the school year..

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Snippet of Trip Pix

beautiful yellow house in Tacoma...i spy the perfect crafting room! LOL!
At a lavendar farm in Chico Bay (unintentionally crashed a wedding)

fresh fruit at Pike Place Market

cattails on the pond in Guffey, Colorado

Colorado sky so blue, it looks fake! No touch-ups at all!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #13

So, I'm hosting the challenge at the Papertrey Paper Dolls blog. I decided to use my wedding dress as inspiration. Here's what I came up with...

The dress:

The Card:

Friday, July 9, 2010

blogless in seattle (and colorado)

So...I've been on vacay for the past week! Colorado and Washington were amazing! I'll be posting pix soon!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

PPD Challenge #10

In my last purchase, I bought BBII. I love it! I opted for only one of the dies, but I'm sooo gonna get the other ones too! The border punch is a new purchase, too! Shoot, it was 30% off, I couldn't resist it! LOL.

Anyway, this is my attempt at the newest challenge at the Papertrey Paper Dolls blog. I didn't have any real scallops, so this'll have to do. =( I guess I need to make another purchase. Let the twisting of arms commence!

Card Deets: (All supplies PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Mega Mixed Messages
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Stampers' Select White, Beautiful Blooms printed paper
Other: Border punch (?), ribbon (?), pure poppy buttons, BBII die, nesties circles,

Sunday, June 27, 2010

sunshine card

Our school swap group decided that in order to keep the mojo going, we'd do one over the summer. I have to admit, while I thought that summer would bring tons of time and creativity, it definitely has not! LOL.

The ideer for this swap was to use black and white and ONE other color. I'm not very happy with the card, but I do love All About You and Summer Sunrise!

Card Deets: (All supplies PTI unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: All About you, Fillable Frames #3 and #4
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Summer Sunrise
Paper: Stamper's Select White
Other: True Black buttons, rhinestones(?)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

PPD Challenge #8

Happy Belated Birthday, Deena!

I decided to make a birthday card using the colors for this challenge. While rummaging through my printed papers, I stumbled upon some retro papers. I thought the colors matched pretty well...Here's the final product.

Card Deets:
Stamps: Rockstar Anya (TGF), Mod Squad sentiment (PTI)
Ink: Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, Hawaiian Shores, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate
Other: copics

Thursday, June 17, 2010

FIL Father's Day Card

My FIL lives in Colorado (which is where my husband and I met) and he recently bought a new mini cooper like the one seen here...

Sooo...since I had some PTI "Enjoy the Ride" stamped images kicking around (Thank you, Deena) I decided to try to make it look somewhat like my FIL's new car. Here's how it came out.
And...while going through some pictures, I found one of me and the hubby waving goodbye from the inside of a car. YAY (fist in the air pump and said in my best SNL Target lady voice)! It fit perfectly. LOL.

Card Deets: All supplies PTI unless noted...
Stamps: Enjoy the Ride, FF#4 sentiments, A Little Argyle
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Fresh Snow, Mediterrean Blue (Tsukineko)
Paper: Kraft, Hawaiian Shores, Stamper's Select White, True Black, Dotti Biscotti pattern paper
Other: Nesties, Copics

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Father's Day Card

Here's the card I made for my pops for Father's Day. I may have mentioned the big clean-up at my grandma's house recently. Here's another picture I found. It's of my 2 brothers and me when we were still living in Washington.

I had such a difficult time with this. I didn't know how I wanted to incorporate the picture, and since my dad doesn't really have hobbies, I didn't know what to else to put on the card!

Card Deets:

Stamps: ocean stamp (WhipperSnapper Designs), Dot Spot and FF #4 (PTI)

Ink: Marigold (Colorbox), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Orange Zest (PTI)

Paper: Hawaiian Shores and Stamper's Select White (PTI)

Other: Die-namics cloud die, marvy circle, square and scalloped square, copics, stickles

Monday, June 14, 2010

Post-It holders CASED from Deena

Okie, I apologize for being MIA. The past few weeks have been mentally difficult. I won't get into it here. =)

Last weekend, we did a major cleaning of my grandma's house. Along with these post-its, I scored a brand new laminator and crockpot. My aunty is planning on selling some of the things to make money for her friend who has cancer. I told her I'd take the post-its, make something, and give them back to her to sell. I decided to make the post-it holders that Deena showcased in her blog. Here's the final products. I made about 15-16 of them, so I took one of each color and snapped a pic.

All supplies are PTI...
Card Deets:

Stamps: Dot Spot, Mega Mixed Messages

Ink: Pure Poppy, Black (memento)

Paper: kraft, pure poppy, melon berry, hawaiian shores, aqua mist, summer sunrise, berry sorbet?, orange zest

Friday, May 28, 2010

Ebony Birthday Card

Here's my take on the newest Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge ...I really enjoyed this one, I'm gonna try to come up with different ones, since we all need some gc holder cards in our stash!

I needed to make a birthday card for a friend at work who teases me about the way I say 'skull', so naturally, I found all the skull things I had. I know the colors are off, had a hard time finding something to pair with that brown and gold paper.

Card Deets:
Stamps: Ebony (TGF), Fillable Frames #2, Butterfly Dreams sentiment (PTI)
Ink: Mediterranean Blue (Tsukineko)
Paper: stampers select white, hawaiian shores (PTI), printed paper (unknown),
Other: copics, spica, rhinestones, circle punch, ribbon

Monday, May 24, 2010

running on empty...

We're winding down the school year, and I have zero mojo right now! I have to make a confession here. I really really really didn't want to teach 8th grade this year. I'm a 7th grade teacher all the way! But, I've had some great kids this year, and I'm going to miss them!

So, excuses aside...I promise to create and post soon! Until then, happy crafting!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

PPD Challenge #4

Here's the newest Paperdolls challenge. Boy, I sure had a hard time with this one! Can you tell that I'm kinda lovin' Mod Squad?!
Oh, and for these cards, Deena let me borrow of her ATGs...Oh garsh, I need to get me one of these! (thanks A LOT, Deena! You dangerous INSTIGATOR!)

Card Deets: (all supplies PTI unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Mod Squad, Verve scriptures
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy
Other: Nesties, misc. ribbon, dark chocolate buttons, paper flowers (?)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Yakudoshi Birthday Card

Here's the birthday card I made using Argyle for the first time! Fun, but it's super nerve-wracking trying to make those diamonds match up! I suck at it, so I covered it with nice, poofy clouds! LOL. I put glitteries on the clouds because...well, every cloud has a silver lining. (insert groan here)

Card Deets:
Stamps: A Little Argyle and Fly Away (PTI)
Ink: hawaiian shores (PTI), Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Hawaiian shores, smokey shadow, stampers select white (PTI)
Other: Die-namics Cloud die, stickles, copics

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Birthday Anya

Card Deets:
Stamps: Birthday Anya (TGF), fillable frames #1 sentiment
Ink: tuxedo black (memento), dark chocolate (PTI)
Paper: dark chocolate, razz fizz and pure poppy (PTI)
Other: ribbon, nesties labels 1, copics

Monday, May 10, 2010

Thinking of you

Card Deets:
Stamps: Angel Anya (TGF), Fillable Frames #3 (PTI), stampendous? sentiment
Ink: Hawaiian Shores (PTI), tuxedo black (Memento)
Paper: Stamper's Select White (PTI), some random light blue...=)
Other: Fillable Frames #3 die, die-namics Cloud die, copics

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mom's Day Card/PPD Challenge #3

Here's my take on the PPD challenge. I didn't have a Happy Mother's Day stamp, so I opted for this one. This is also the first time I inked up MOD SQUAD, which I got from Deena for my birthday! Super super fun!

Card Deets:
Stamps: Mod Squad, Signature Greetings, Butterfly Dreams (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Grape (Memento), Hawaiian Shores (PTI)
Paper: Plum Pudding, Spring Rain, Stamper's Select White (PTI)
Other: Marvy Butterfly punch, PTI butterfly die, rhinestones, copics

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Missing You...

I'm really happy with the way this one turned out! I initially wanted this one to work with the Paperdolls Sketch, but I didn't have enough space. I've been wanting to play around with a filmstrip and some anyas. Fun, fun, fun! Oh, and big thanks to my hubby who helped me cut paper, punch holes, and offered stamping suggestions!

Card Deets:
Stamps: Miss Anya Love and My Guy Ian (TGF), Fillable Frames #2, Fillable Frames sentiment
Ink: Tuxedo Black (memento), Pure Poppy (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, Stamper's Select White, True Black (PTI)
Other: Copics, paper flowers, black rhinestones

Monday, May 3, 2010

school swap round two

The theme for this card swap was "birthday" for any age group or gender. I decided to make a kids' card using The Greeting Farm "Wild Things" stamps. Aren't they adorable?! Realizing that I had to color and cut 40 images was NOT SO ADORABLE! LOL. On the inside, the monkey swings. On one side is the monkey and on the flip side of the circle it says, "You look like a monkey." I don't know how happy I am with this card yet...I got kind of lazy after coloring and cutting those images! LOL.

Card Deets:
Stamps: Wild Things (TGF)
Ink: Black Tuxedo (memento)
Paper: Dahlia and Lemonlime (Creations Unlimited), Hawaiian Shores and Stamper's Select White (PTI), patterned paper (best creations)
Other: Copics, brads, embroidery threads

Sunday, May 2, 2010

PPD Challenge #2

Sooo, this past week I collected 2 career research papers per student. And, since it's crunch time I promised myself that I would get it all graded this weekend. I had roughly 180 2-page papers to grade! On Friday, I spent about 5 good hours sitting in the mall grading those stinkin' papers. Why the mall? Well, that way I'd have no computer, no tv, no crafting things, no other distractions! I graded the AVID papers (40+ papers) and 2 classes worth of research papers. Then on Saturday, the hubby and I plopped ourselves at the Starbucks, and I finished one more class. Finally, I finished the last class today! WOOT! Saturday night, I finished the 8 swap cards that's due on Monday. I'll post that later. FINALLY I got to play around with this awesome PaperDolls sketch!
Here's my take. I was laughing when I made this. I wanted to make a black and white card (which is kinda opposite for me) and Deena used a TON of color! Role reversal! LOL!

Card Deets:
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams (PTI)
Ink: Fresh Snow (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow (PTI), printed papers (unknown)
Other: Butterfly Die (PTI), Marvy butterfly punch, rhinestones, paper flowers

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mojo, where did you go?


Okay, so I know I've been a slacker! I have a card swap coming up next week and stupid me, I decide on coloring not one, but FIVE stamped images per card! That's a total of 45 stamped images (one to keep!)!!! What a bonehead. So, that's what I've been doing. I have carpel tunnel from cutting all the stinkin' images, too! I still don't really know what I'm going to do with it yet. I have an idea, but I'm not sure it'll come to fruition. I have to play around with it this weekend. So, wish me luck and lots of creativity! I'm going to need it!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

PPD Challenge #1

Here's my take on the PaperDolls challenge! It's a "shaky-shaky" card, where the little butterflies and glass beads move around. For some reason, the yellow and pink butterflies are sticking together. Oh well, I had fun making it...and it's even more fun shaky-shaking it! LOL.

Card Deets:
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams (PTI)
Ink: Fresh Snow (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, New Leaf, Raz Fizz (PTI), Bumblebee (Creations Unlimited), dunno the black polka dot one (Lasting Impressions)
Other: paper flowers, transparency, silver glass beads, black rhinestones, rickrack die and butterfly die (PTI)

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I am soo loving the Cheeky Cheery Collection from The Greeting Farm! I was having issues with the Glamour one, but I went in to my art teacher at school and asked for help. ;) Here's my first card using the Shooter one! I had so much fun with this one. I cased someone who used black rhinestones as bullets! SOOO cool.

I don't know about y'all but sometimes, when it comes to paper, I have such a hard time using my 'stash'! I finally sucked it up and took out PTI's enchanted evening. Love it!

Card Deets:

Stamps: Cheeky Shooter (TGF)
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Paper: Kraft, Pure Poppy and Enchanted Evening (PTI), ALL ABOUT BOYS stack (DCWV)
Other: Nesties Labels 1, black rhinestones, misc. ribbon, copics, spica

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Burfday Card...

About a month ago, we had a card swap at work. Some of our friends didn't want to play because they claimed that they "didn't know what to do." We all know how creative they can be. Here's the card they made for my birthday! HILARIOUS! And, they did follow the requirement of having an embellie!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Geisha Take 2

As I was working on the other Geisha cards, my cousin came over to visit. She just returned from Japan and dropped by to bring us some omiyage (presents). One of her little gifties were cherry blossom postcards! HOW PERFECT is that? I had to use it in a card with the Geisha Anya!!

Card Deets

Stamps: Geisha Anya (TGF), Signature Greetings (PTI)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Razz Fizz (PTI)

Paper: Black Linen (Creations Unlimited)

Other: *postcard from Japan*, copics, spica, gold thread, seed beads

Monday, April 19, 2010


As I mentioned in a previous post, I got a whole bunch of The Greeting Farm stamps for my birthday. I kinda get completely engrossed in coloring these cuties! I figured I'd better start using them for something, so here's my first Geisha cards. I saw some fan embellies at Walmart, but they were expensive, so I improvised and made my own. LOL. I wanted to jazz it up the hair a little bit, so I strung silver and gold thread with little seed beads thru her bun.

Card Deets:

Stamps: Geisha Anya (TGF), Butterfly Dreams and Dot Spot (PTI)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Dew Drop Platnium Planet, Fresh Snow and Orange Zest (PTI)

Paper: Kraft (PTI), Black Linen (Creations Unlimited), American Crafts

Other: gold and silver thread, seed beads, copics, spica

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Club Anya's Saturday Sketch

Okie, here's my first venture into Club Anya sketch-dom. Other than using this sketch, I needed to use a Greeting Farm stamp. I chose Hula Anya since I found some Hawaiian-y paper while cleaning out my craft supplies. The paper is so old, I don't even remember what brand it is! =)

Here goes nothing...

Card Deets:

Stamps: Hula Anya (TGF), Fillable Frames 1 sentiment (PTI)

Ink: Versamark 82 Black

Paper: Kraft, Razz Fizz (PTI), Tickled Pink (Creations Unlimited)

Other: Nesties Classic Oval, Copics, Spica, raffia

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Just some colorin'

I got some new Greeting Farm stamps for my birthday...(yes, i have wonderful friends who feed my addictions!) I was itching to ink them up and play with the coloring. As you can see, I had a reallly hard time with the 80's Anya hair! I'm not too sure about the Geisha color combo, but she's really fun to color. Now I just have to figure out how I want to use them.

Oh, and I can't wait for my new copics to come in! The waiting just kills me!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Birthday Card!

Can you guess what her favorite color is??
Paper: Dahlia and Lily White (Creations Unlimited)
Stamps: Hope and Grace (TGF), Butterfly Dreams (PTI), flower (HeroArts)
Other: Vellum Quotes, random purple buttons, copics

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Wedding Card...

Here's wedding card 2.0. I wasn't happy with the other one, and the wedding is today...

Paper: lily white and dahlia (creations unlimited)
Stamps: Dot Spot and Butterfly Dreams (PTI)
Other: Miscellaneous paper flowers, vellum quotes, pearls, rhinestones

Monday, March 29, 2010

hope or grace..grace, I think...

Here's a quick card I made. It's kind of a mishmash of colors and patterns..LOL.

Paper: Kraft and lemon tart (PTI), bumblebee (creations unlimited), I don't know what kind of printed paper.

stamps: Dot Spot (PTI) and Hope and Grace (TGF)

Ink: Orange Zest (PTI) and marigold (ColorBox)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop

Alrighty, after being coerced by "the bad influence," I'm participating my first blog hop! I'm kinda excited, kinda nervous...but away we go!

I took forever trying to decide the colors to use, but when a piece of Pure Poppy fell out of my supplies and onto Hawaiian Shores, I knew I had to use those colors! The Skater Ian is movable...

Ian ollies off the rail! LOL.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

a simple birthday card.

Card: Dark Chocolate
PP: I don't remember, it was a scrap piece I had laying around
Other: Fillable Frames die (PTI), paper flower embellies with rhinestones, dark brown sheer ribbon with silver ribbon overlay, font "loungebait"

Monday, March 22, 2010

Card Swap Card

Card: Black Linen
PP: Pep Rally and Talent Show (American Crafts)
Other Paper: Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Fonts: trashco and inked god
Stamp: Ebony (TGF)