Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bright Sunny Day

Holy cow is it a bright morning...I've got the sun shining right through the windows directly into my eyes- even hard to see what I'm typing.  Not complaining, just commenting..not used to having the sun in my eyes, it really is a beautiful morning, already 42 degrees..any & all snow we've acquired over the weekend will be gone by tonight.  I just can't believe what an easy winter we've had weather wise..oh, I hope the summer is just as good & HOT : ) 

Speaking of summer, I think my new card has a summer feel.............................

I've been on a boy kick lately too...I've noticed everything that catches my eye to work with is boyish...not a  bad thing, but my customer's tend to buy more feminine things, I think : )  Anyways...I've had the submarine sticker forever, couldn't even tell you the brand, I just know it was in scrapbooking travel kit- cute, huh??  All paper was scraps- I'm on a roll w/my scrap drawer : )

 Well time to get to working.  I'm off work tomorrow- off to see mom for the day- looking forward to spending some time w/her, it's been almost a month since I last saw her, that's a loong time for us : )  Enjoy your Tuesday & Wednesday & Thursday...I'll see you back here hopefully on Friday!! TFL  Lynn

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hello Monday : )

Why does the weekend always go so fast???  We didn't have any plans for the weekend, which was a good thing...got some cards made : )  Plus it snowed a bit, so my honey got called into work Saturday & Sunday evening.   So, needless to say it was uneventful & relaxing weekend for me : )  Hope it was for you to.

Gotta get to my new card & get to working...

I used some more old supplies on this card.  The blue pps are front & back of an old Graphic 45.  The red piece is from the scrap drawer.  My favorite lace from Wilson. 

Well Happy Monday to you all- have a great day!!  TFL  Lynn

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hello : )

Yeah, Thursday!!!  It's been a bit of a week & my mojo hasn't been w/me as much as I would have liked : )  Ever just get lazy.....  Don't get me wrong I managed to make a card or two so far this week, but haven't accomplished as much as I would have liked to...typical life, huh?!!   Some days I spend more time looking through supplies, rather then using them....I'm searching for inspiration or something to jump out at me : ) 

Work hasn't been all bad this week either.  Here I feel like I've accomplished some things...write that down (oh, already did)...it doesn't happen often-lol.   Today being Thursday, I get the office to myself for a bit...oh heaven-lol!

Well better get to my new card & get to working,maybe accomplish some more-lol.

The bird image is from K & Company. The off white pp is Hobby Lobby..not sure of the other papers.  The lace is from mom.  The stamp is Hero Arts & the border punch is Martha Stewart.

I hope everyone has a wonderfully relaxing weekend.  I won't be posting on my blog tomorrow  morning, but I should be back on Monday.   TFL  Lynn

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cupcake kinda day : )

It is soooo dark & gray outside this morning...when I got to work the motion light came on...dark morning!!!   It's kind of raining, but wants to snow...this would have been the perfect day to sleep in & then make cards....oh, my dream day : ) 

My new card reminds me of spring, it's the color palette.   All of my patterned paper came from the DCWV.  The chipboard cupcake is Martha Stewart, as was the border punch. 

I hope everyone has a great day...feel free to send the sun my way : )  TFL  Lynn

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Monday

What happened to the weekend....they go too darn fast!!!  We didn't have anything exciting on our plate for the weekend, just enjoying the time...and of course, making cards : )    The weather was pretty decent too, had a couple inches of snow overnight Friday, but yesterday's high was near 45,so that snow is going & right now it's raining....so the backyard ought to be a nice mud pit by tonight : ) 

I bet you all are going through "Hutton withdraw" .....check out this cutie....typical male...bottle in one hand, remote in the other.  Little Hutton is now 3months old : )

I was sooo thinking of Hutton when I was making this card.  I can't wait to make all sorts of cards for the little guy : )     I used alot of old patterned paper on this card...the stripe pp is from an old Target $1 section.  The stickers are Me & My Big Idea.  I dug in the scrap bin for the green & blue :)

Well better get to doing some work...gonna be a good week!!!  TFL  Lynn

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hello sunny Thursday

What a bright sunny morning, but boy is it cooooold..temp is 20 brrrrr.  I know this is probably a heat wave to some of you : )   They are calling for a couple inches of snow later today, just in time for the drive home : ) 

Need to get to posting my card today & get some work done.  I love Thursday mornings, as I get the office to myself for a bit & seem to accomplish so much more & the peace & quiet is appreciated-lol.

I need lots of b-day cards, so you most likely will be seeing more b-day cards : )   My wonderful friend Gale sent me a bunch of awesome die-cuts...dont' you love the orange?!  I never thought I was a big fan of orange, but I must be as I love to use it on cards.  Funny the things you realize about yourself through card making or alot of hobbies, for that matter : )  All of the pp on here is old & scraps.  

I hope you have a wonderful day!! TFL!  Lynn

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Hump Day- yup, half way to the weekend

I know I shouldn't wish my life away & really I don't....I just look forward to the weekend & want to share my anticipation w/all of you -lol.  Really work hasn't been that bad this week....could always be better, but so far so good, now I've probably went & shot myself in the foot on that & today will be a bear : )  When I left work this morning, it was a very very gray morning, but no snow...now I drive 5 miles North for work & it's like a blizzard, typical Buffalo weather...not complaining : ) 

My new card ought to brighten your day : )   My yellow pp is ooold BasicGrey, nook & Pantry.  Gingham is from Hobby Lobby.  New stamp from Studio G ( $1 section at Joann's).  I think my sticker is a Dollar Store find and I used the Cricut for my hearts, can't remember the cartridge name, I think Sweethearts or something like that.   My brain isn't quite ready for the day, better go get my Dr. Pepper.

Well time to get to work-yuk!!  Have a great day & stay warm....oh yeah, it's stopped snowing already here : )  TFL  Lynn

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Gray Tuesday

Happy Tuesday... Happy MLK Day (sorry a day late).  I actually was working yesterday, got here & dug right into my work, so I could get out of here  : )  My job deals w/banks wholesale mortgage divisions & most were closed yesterday, but there were some still open, so I was here working....but came in this morning to a clear on a loan, so obviously all my hard work yesterday wasn't for not : )  It is a gray rainy day here....believe it or not the high for today is 45...holy heat wave!!  We actually had our first (somewhat) measurable snow this past weekend, we got @3 inches of snow, but it's all gone now & the backyard is a big pond!!!!  I spent my weekend again working on cards....loved it!!!  My stash is growing steadily, which is a good thing as I my customer is picking them up this week : ) 

I bet you thought my new card was going to be Valentine's...... 

I love these "bingo" cards, don't know why I don't use them more, they are Jenni Bowlin.  My stroller sticker is Recollection (Michael's).  The green polka dot pp is new from the DCWV Fresh Floral Stack...I got a gift card for Xmas & just couldn't resist this pad of paper, so springy & lots of usable papers. 

Well time to get started on work- have a great day!! TFL!!  Lynn

Friday, January 13, 2012

Snowy TGIF!!!

You'd think we'd never seen snow before, or maybe I should say driven in snow before....it took me well over an hour to get to work today, so yes, I was veeeerrryyy late!!  Happy Friday though!!  I'm looking forward to another relaxing weekend of making cards-woo hoo!!

Yeah- another Valentine Day card made : )  My bird sticker is  K & Company.  Sorry, can't remember any of the patterned paper brands.

Well got to get to working, it's already piled up-yuk!!   Happy Friday!!  TFL!  Lynn

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rainy Gray Thursday

I think it's been raining all night, you can just about go swimming in my back yard!!  I'd say rain is better then snow, but they are calling for a some of that tomorrow too.  I'm running late on everything today...I'm still having major computer issues at work & of course, this morning started off w/that....at least it's fixed, for now : )   Better get onto my new card..................

I cut the butterfly out of a K & Company(flora & fauna) paper.  The darker turq paper is from Graphics 45, don't know the other pp...I've had it forever.  The lace is from mom & the stamp is Kaisercraft.

Have a great day...just think, the weekend is almost here : )  TFL  Lynn

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It is Wednesday,right?

Super quick post for the day....need to fix a problem at work.....love when my day starts out like this, oh yeah, the vending machine is out of Dr. Pepper : (    I seem a little off this week...it feels like it's been a long week already, but at least we are half way to the weekend : )

Ok, my new card totally makes me smile : )  Maybe I'll use this for my screen saver today : )  My embellie is an old Crate Paper...I know the line was for babies, but I thought this worked perfectly for V-day. The little squirrel was holding a little nut, which I covered w/a pearl heart.  All of the patterned paper on this card is from My Mind's Eye, all different lines.  The plaid pp is the new Love Me Collection.

Well time for work- it's going to be a good day!!  Happy Wednesday!! TFL  Lynn

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Gray Tuesday

Have I mentioned lately, that we've had barely any snow...actually no measurable snow at all.  It did flurry a bit on Sunday, but just enough to wet down the back yard again to help Wilson w/the mud pit that our backyard has become-yuk!!   I'm not complaining about the no snow part....before Xmas, I was really hoping for some snow, it just helps w/the "Xmas spirit"...anyways, we didn't get any...we didn't have a white Xmas this year.  I never would have thought we'd get to January w/no snow- crazy weather & the high for today is 40, but gray.  

Well hopefully my new card will help to brighten your day, I know it does mine.  I'm having so much fun playing w/all my new Xmas goodies : )   Actually the only new thing on this card is the die- it's Lifestyle Crafts.  My honey got me a couple new dies for Xmas- woohoo.  I've needed some of the cut out/lacey looking dies since they've come out - noticed I said needed, must be part of my obsession w/card making-lol!!!   The fairy sticker is from Hobby Lobby, all old patterned paper again, actually the purple was in the scrap bin- I'm trying to remember to use the scrap bin...I have a full drawer of scraps : )  

Well anyways, time to get to working-yuk!!  TFL  Enjoy your day!  Lynn

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy Monday, already

I know, I had another long weekend & it still seems like the weekend went way to fast : (  I spent a lot of time around my scrapping table this weekend-woohoo!!!  I made quite a few cards too....I think I spend more time putzing around sometimes then I do making cards-lol!  I just love to be surrounded by my scrapping goodies, just looking at them makes me smile ; )  I know, it's part of my obsession : )   I did get our Xmas tree down this weekend also....what a chore that is : )  I still have to get out a couple snowmen & some hearts for Valentine's Day and my decorating will be done.

Speaking of Valentine's Day....my new card is perfect for that : )   My embellie is last year's K & Company die cut package, so worth it...I love everything in it!!  Little heart pp is from Joann's, not sure of the brand.  diamond pp is from Target $ section.  The lace is vintage, from mom : )

Well sorry to cut this so short, but work is waiting...actually my boss is waiting-yuk!!  Have a great Monday!!  TFL  Lynn

Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's my Friday : )

Oh yeah, gotta love a short work week!!!!  I was off on Monday due to the holiday & I'm off tomorrow as I have a fun dentist appointment : )   Actually the fun dentist appointment was last week, tomorrow is only to have some stitches taken out-yuk!!  I'm also having my windshield fix tomorrow- I hate driving around w/a crack in it!!!    I'm hoping to spend most of my weekend making cards....can't wait : )  I do need to take down the Xmas tree & decorations too : (  I soooo love everything Xmas & the tree is my favorite part, I'm sad that it has to go, seems like I just put it up.  I have to admit I don't do much for Valentine decorations, I scatter some red here & there & call it done : )

I did got a couple cards done last night & of course, had to play w/new goodies : )  I'm still feeling like the kid at Xmas w/my new scrapping goodies.  I got more patterned paper then i will ever use, but boy will I have fun trying -lol!! 

I put a birthday sentiment on the inside of this card.  I'm out of all of my cards.....I got so behind on Xmas cards that I didn't have time to work on anything else, so now I'm working on all sorts of cards, plus Valentines : )   I must admit I didn't use anything new on this card, actually most of this is pretty old : )  The sticker is from Fiskars: Heidi Grace, the pink papers are all scraps.  The lighter turq pp is Echo Park & the dark turq is My Mind's eye.  Ribbon is American Crafts.

Well happy Thursday to everyone & have a great weekend, won't be back till Monday!!  TFL!  Lynn

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A sunny Wednesday

What a pretty sunny morning, but boy is it cooold, temp says 15, which is actually better then yesterday's 10!!  We still haven't gotten much snow this winter.  It snowed a bit the last couple days, maybe totalling an inch or so...just crazy weather : )   Yesterday, due to the lovely freezing weather....my windshield cracked.  I'd had a chip in it for a month or 2, so i shouldn't be surprised, but it certainly didn't make me very happy.  They will be out to fix it for me this coming Friday, luckily it's on the bottom of the windshield.

Let's move unto better things...it's already Wednesday & lucky me, I'm off on Friday- woohoo.  Great way to start the first work week of the year...only working 3 days : )  I've got a quick dentist appointment on Friday & then it's home to make cards...I'm so excited : )

I was soooo excited to start some Valentine cards : )  I totally have a thing for frogs, my grandma liked them & I think it rubbed off on me : )  Mind you , I only like cute ones-lol!!  My frog card embellie, is an old Fancy Pants.  My red plaid paper is Crate Paper & my ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.  This card was pretty easy & quick to make, just alot of layering (as usual).

As always, thank you for looking!!  Have a wonderful day & stay warm!!!  Lynn

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy 2012

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year & Holiday Season!!!  I certainly did!!  For New Years we had my mom & brother & family over w/all the pooches.  We don't have a big house, but it certainly works, I'd call it cozy : )  My little nephew, Hutton is absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!  I soooo loved holding him, he's such a good boy & just too darn cute, such big eyes & I love his smile....oh, he's got me wrapped around his little finger already -lol!!  I would say he has somebody else wrapped too-lol..................

Isn' t this a great picture of grandma, Oscar & little Hutton celebrating the New Year??

I must admit I didn't have much time for card making over the weekend....it was killing me too, w/all my new Xmas goodies just waiting to be used : )  My brother's b-day is January 1st, yup, he was a New Year's baby, actually he was the first baby born in our hometown, oh, so many years ago : )   Anyways, I obviously had to make him a b-day card & I did use some new goodies, couldn't resist-lol.

The journal tag & star stickers are from Simple Stories- Happy Day collection.  This collection is great, it's perfect for male or female, it's bright primary colors.

Well time for this girl to get to working.  Have a great day, just think it's already Tuesday!!  TFL  Lynn