Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thinking of Spring

Another gray day here, but once again  no snow....they are calling for a rainy day I said  yesterday, strange winter around here : )    I think I'm ready for spring....I've started some Easter cards & all my scrapping goodies just make me think spring...bunnies, chicks, tulips, lilacs...............are you thinking spring yet??!

If not, check out my new card.  It is a Sympathy card, but the tulips sooooo make me think spring. Tulips are my favorite flowers, wish they were around more & lasted longer.  They were our wedding flowers along w/Gerber daisies.  We had lots & lots of bright flowers....oh, I can see them now, they were gorgeous & perfect for a spring wedding.  Sorry, got side tracked, not having my caffeine yet this morning will do that to me-lol.

I used a lot of old products on this card.  The tulips sticker is a Dollar store find.  The plaid paper is a Basic Gray. The pink pp is from my scrap bin.  Wish you could see the white pp on the circle better, it's debossed, the other side is pinkish w/embossed butterflies, it's by SEI.  I got out the Cricut for the circle & flower.  Of course, I inked everything : )

Well time for work- have a great day!! TFL  Lynn

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gonna be a good green day : )

It is a gray gray morning, but at least no rain or snow yet : )  I really can't believe this winter, we've barely had any snow...i don't know the official measurement, but I would say we've had no more then a total of 8-12 inches  all winter & that usually starts in late November for us : )  My only complaint at this point is the constant muddy dog paws : )  More poor Wilson doesn't like staying in the garage after an outdoor trip, but I'm pretty certain I'd like cleaning mud off my floors even less : )  

I've managed to get a couple more St. Pat's cards done, just in time too...I've got a bunch of people asking for them : )  We have a big Irish population here in the Buffalo area & if they're not....they are for that day : )  St. Patty's Day is a big bar day in our area, though I must admit I don't go anymore, just not worth the hassle, I don't want to have to fight to get to the bar & then wait hours to get a drink...I must be getting old : )

Well of course my new card is  St. Patty's....the chipboard tag is from Hobby Lobby.  The plaid paper is from Basic Grey.  The white pp is from my scrap-a-day calendar, last year again : )  I got out the Fiskars border punch again....this one is my all time favorite punches : )

Well time to dig into some I said, gonna be a good day : )  Have a great one! TFL  Lynn

Monday, February 27, 2012

Happy Monday

Can you believe it's Monday already- what a fast weekend!!   We didn't do much this weekend & it was wonderful. They called for some crummy weather, but we  never got more then a couple flurries- not complaining.  I did spend some time at the card table this weekend, of course : )   I'm still working on some masculine you can tell below : )

My blue/train journal is from Crate Paper....I love everything about their lines, so fun : )  All the pp is oldies but goodies.  Added a couple buttons for a little something.

Well time to get some is starting already : )  Have a great day!!  TFL  Lynn

Friday, February 24, 2012

TGIF & if that isn't enough to make you smile......

Happy Friday!!!  This has seemed like such a looong week for me, at least at work.  I've definitely been clock watching all week -lol!!!   I wanted to give you a BIG smile today...............................

Check out my handsome little nephew, Hutton!!!!!  Oh my, this picture just makes me day : )   Little Hutton got this new walker/toy/thingy yesterday (sorry when you don't have kids, you don't always know the name of alllll the gadgets out there now days)...  I would say by this beautiful smile he totally loves his new toy : )

I'm still working on more masculine cards, though
I think this could be used for either.  I fussy cut the dog from Basic Grey Max & Whiskers.  The black polka dot is My Mind's Eye..I tried free hand cutting the border so it matched the framing for the pooch : )  the rest of the pps is old. 

I hope you have a fab weekend!!  As always, thanks for checking in : ) 

If you are having  a day, feel free to stop back by & check out Hutton's sweet little picture again, how can it not light up your day ( I'm soooo bias, I know & I don't care-lol)    Lynn

Thursday, February 23, 2012

One for the guys

I know I've been needing to work on more masculine cards, but have a hard time getting into them sometimes.  All the pinks & reds & bright colors are always jumping out at me-lol.    I had gotten these new football stickers from Hobby Lobby & this one kind of jumped out at me, so ta da....

Sorry for the short post today, but lots to do at work : )   TFL  Lynn

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

finally a St. Pat's card

I've mentioned recently having to get some St. Patrick's Day cards done, but I've been extremely slow w/them.  I hate to admit it, but they are probably my least favorite cards to make : (   I really like green, but don't want to have to use it constantly on cards, I like to mix it up- a lot!!  Plus I have a hard time finding cute embellies, but I'm always looking, so any suggestions are greatly appreciated : )

This little leprechaun does put a smile on my face, he's from Jolee's.    the white shamrock pp is from Joann's, not sure of the actually brand, but I know they still sell it, as this is the second piece I just bought : )   The bottom shamrock pp is from my last year's scrap-a-day calendar...I love that thing, thank goodness mom got me another one this year ; )  The stamp is Studio G.

Well time to get working.  I have you have a great day!!!  TFL  Lynn

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

something extra to check out today

I've said it before, but will say it again....I love making cards & I love the people that it has allowed me to meet!!!  I was pleasantly surprised this morning to have a scrapping friend ask to use one of my card images on a blog...they are doing a post about scraplifting!!

 Please check it out, at

I just wanted to share my "two cents" on scraplifting...................    I put my work out there to share w/others...I'm extremely honored if someone choses my work for inspiration.  How can we not look at each other's beautiful work & not get inspired!!  I know I do everyday by all of you- thank you!!!!!

it feels like another cupcake day : )

Quickie post for today....  crap is piled up on my desk again this morning & I was here alllll day yesterday, I guess others stayed longer then me or just long enough for me to leave & pile this stuff here-YUK!!!!  I would say one of my pet leaving my desk clean when I go for the day & coming in to a mess....why can't people make messes on their own desk!!!!!!!!   Ok, sorry it just set me off first thing, I'm over it.......moving onto better things, yup, my new card..............

If you follow my blog, you know by now, I have a thing for cupcakes- they're just sooo darn cute & come in all sorts of colors!!  My cupcake here is from Hobby Lobby, it's a great sheet of stickers, mostly cupcakes & when on sale, it was only $1-woohoo!!!  Both turq pps are from My Mind's Eye.  The bright pink is a textured Pebbles & actually the stripe & white-ish papers are also My Mind's Eye.  I found the felt frame in my stash : )

I hope you all have a happy cupcake kind of day!!!  TFL  Lynn

Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy President's Day

I had a nice looong weekend, but do wish it was one day longer....for those of you off today, have a great day!!!  I am already at work & ready to start my fun day.  I'm hoping to get my work done & get out of here, only a couple of lenders are open today anyways.  We had a very enjoyable & relaxing weekend.  Actually, Saturday we ran to Home Depot and bought a new vanity for our down stairs bathroom.  We originally redid the bathroom when we bought & moved into the really is a pretty little bathroom, but it is mostly white...can't do white anymore, it's constantly getting dirty, especially w/our pooch, Wilson : )  We got a cherry wood vanity w/matching mirror  & brushed bronzed faucet & light..oh, can't wait to get started on our redo, unfortunately that won't be for a month or so.  I do need to figure out a new paint color though, don't worry I'll keep you posted : )  

I of course found time for cards this weekend too, my weekend wouldn't be complete w/out a lot of time around the scrapping table : )

I had a friend ask me for some Sympathy cards the other day, so was working on them this weekend.  I really like the way this card turned out, I have a tendency to use blues & browns alot on sympathy cards, so yellow is a pleasant change for me & I find this card to be very uplifting yet soothing.  The butterflies & border are rub-ons from American Crafts.  The yellow background pp & all the turq pp are from an old DCWV stack & the border punch is a Martha Stewart.

Have a great day!!  TFL  Lynn

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Today is my Friday- woohoo!!!!!!!!

Yeah- today is my Friday!!  I had high hopes for a short week, but wasn't holding my breath.  I got my  boss at the right moment yesterday & reminded him of allllllll the extra work I've done the last couple weeks...yeah, tomorrow off : )  I'm sooo hoping to get a bunch of cards made, really need to get moving on my St.Patrick Day cards, just got an order for them this morning : ) 

This was a quickie card.  All old pp, the seahorse image is Graphics 45 & I got the cuddlebug out for this one too : )

I hope everyone has a great day & an even better weekend, just think it's almost here : )  TFL  Lynn

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Half the weekend : )

Feeling better about the work report is done!!!!!!!!!!!!    Unfortunately my boss is already in this morning-yuk!!

Better get to my new to catch up on some other work-double yuk : )

I did a baby boy card the other day, so had to add a baby girl card to the stash  : )  The sweet little bear is an old Dollar Store find.  I got out the Martha Stewart border punch & my favorite Marvy corner round.

Have a great day!  TFL! Lynn

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Are you wearing your red today??!!   How can you not enjoy a day that's all about "love"!!!   My honey & I don't do anything overly special for v-day, we get each other a couple little gifts (more like stocking stuffers-lol).  He is usually very good about getting me flowers, usually tulips as those are my fav....we'll see, when I get home from work, for now, just an ordinary work day w/lots to do : (  The numbers on my report are done, now just need to enter them into the computer & hit send-woohoo!!!! 

Had to save a V-day card to share w/you all : )  I made this card a couple weeks ago...I've moved on now to St. Pat's & Easter cards.   Anyways, most of this card is We R Memory Keepers, all the stickers & the pink pp.  The border is from Recollection (Michael's) & the stamp is Studio G.  Oh, can't forget my handy corner punch, by Marvy.

Well time to get to work! I hope everyone has a Happy Valentine's Day!!  TFL!  Lynn

Monday, February 13, 2012

Away the week goes ; )

Why can't weekends be longer or go slower-lol.   The weekends when I have nothing specific to do just seem to whiz by & I get nothing accomplished.  I had thought to try to clean out my basement a little bit this past weekend, but I don't think I went down there but once-lol.  I did get some cards made though-lol.  It was a cold, snowy weekend, just perfect to be at the scrapping table : )  Actually Saturday I spent some time in the kitchen too.  My husband's church had  a kind of Grand re-opening party...they had a very old beautiful stone church, which they found some  major structural damage to, so they had to tear is down : (   It's been a couple plus years w/the whole process, but the new church was opened & dedicated as of yesterday, so they had a big party & I made a bunch of goodies : )  
Well better get to my card & get to working, my report is due tomorrow & I still have some work to do on it-yuk!!!

I'm working on my stash again, anything at this point as my last customer cleaned me out : )   My "baby boy" sticker is Me & My Big Ideas.   The star pp is Hobby Lobby (I think) & all the rest of the papers is from the scrap bin.  The punch is Fiskars.

Have a great day!!  TFL  Lynn

Friday, February 10, 2012

TGIF & it couldn't have come soon enough

What a week!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can't tell you how happy I am that it's Friday, but I can tell you I'll be a lot happier when the work part of this day is OVER : )  Most of my work weeks are stressful, just due to the nature of my job...getting people mortgages, a lot to time sensitive stuff...but this week has just been overly stressful.  I know we all have them, so I'm just venting & I am thankful to have a job & paycheck!!

Let's move on to better things : )  Not much planned for my weekend, I'm hoping to get lots of cards made.  I've actually been pretty lazy this week, I think my brain was to tired after work : )   My one customer (friend) stopped over the other day& bought me out of cards.  It tickles me pink, that she enjoys my cards : )    I do need to make my honey a v-day card, poor thing he's always last on my list for a card, heck at Xmas time I forgot to make him one : (      Speaking of cards for my honey...............

This is his b-day card!!  I knew when I saw this pp I would be buying it & making a card for my honey : )    The  image is fussy cut from Websters.  The turq strip is Cosmo cricket, as are the little letters : )  I get a chuckle out of this card....I'm not sure "who" was king for a day, I guess my husband, as Wilson thinks he king all the time -lol!!

Have a great weekend!!   TFL  Lynn

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Gonna be one of those days : )

Ok, yesterday's work day stunk : (  I'd like to have the positive attitude that today will be better, but unfortunately I am a realist & I'm quite certain today will be worse : (  On a good note, it is a bright sunny morning here, that does alot for the attitude, haven't gotten my Dr. Pepper yet, but pretty sure that might help too -lol.     I've been working away at cards, have a customer stopping by tonight...hate calling her a customer because she really has become a friend.  I met her at a my very first craft show, she bought a bunch of Xmas cards & then called me a month later wanting LOTS more & she's been keeping me busy ever since.   I actually got 2+ very steady customers (friends) from doing a craft show or two.  Always always put your contact info in the packaging if you are doing any type of craft show or event. 

Well better quite wasting time, get to my new card & then get to working : )

 This card was a special request.. obviously turning 30 & the last name is Starr ( get it-lol).  The star stickers are Sticko.  The blue star pp & the white polka dot is Hobby Lobby. 
Well time to start my day & I got my Dr. Pepper while I waited for the card to load, so the day's looking up already : )  Happy Wednesday-have a great day!! TFL  Lynn

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Quick post much fun awaiting me at work : )  Remember that lovely report I speak of occasionally, well it's that time again, it's due Feb 15th-yuk!!!    Yesterday was my honey's b-day, so we went out for a nice dinner w/his mom & then relaxed at home...b-day's just aren't what they used to be, but at least there are presents involved : )  My honey is soooo hard to buy for...doesn't ever need any more clothes, though I keep buying them for him...doesn't really have a hobby  & already has allll the electronic toys.  I ended up getting him this funky mirror in the shape of a guitar : )  He has quite a few guitars, a banjo, bunch of drums, he likes music...I call our one spare bedroom "the music room",  can you guess where the new guitar mirror is going : )

I did make my honey a special card, just haven't taken a pic of it yet : )

This card did not go as planned for worked in my head : )  I must have changed the design on this & cut up pps a hundred times just to get it to look like this.  Definitely not my most favorite card, but they all can't be : )   I do like the summer feel to this card though.  My kite sticker is from DCWV.  I used my new LifeStyle scalloped die.  The yellow pp for the clouds is SEI & sorry don't remember the rest of the pps.

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Well time to get to working!  Have a great Tuesday!  TFL  Lynn

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday, already : (

Why do the weekends goooooo sooooo fast?!!!  We had a nice relaxing weekend.  I was able to get some cards made, of course & did a little shopping, today's my honey's b-day & did some house cleaning.  Overall a pretty productive weekend : )    Our weather has been great too, very spring's high is 40+.   I hope everyone enjoyed the Superbowl & commercials.  I loved allll the dog commercials ...figures, huh?  

Doesn't Miss Beaver make you smile...I get a kick out of all the Nikki Sivlis stuff : )   Once again, used my awesome Martha Stewart grass punch...if you don't have one, I would recommend getting one : )

Well time to do some work...Happy Monday morning, my boss is here already-yuk!!  Have a great week!!  TFL  Lynn

Friday, February 3, 2012


Yeah, made it to the weekend...actually it was a funky, quick week for me as I was off on Wednesday & worked a half a day yesterday...nice work week : )  I went to visit mom for a day, we had a nice & pretty relaxing time.  It had seemed like forever since I had seen her : )     I've got a list of things to do this weekend, but nothing of real importance, just stuff I want to get done & you can be assured, there will be some card making in there : )  My honey's b-day is actually this coming Monday, so need to make him a special card : ) 

I haven't gotten all that many cards made this week, but that's ok, my mojo still isn't completely back...seems to be taking me forever to come up w/my design, etc, etc   

Must be my caffeine hasn't kicked in today either...I can't remember any of my supplies on this, except my favorite butterfly punch by Martha Stewart & my corner round punch is Marvy : ) 

I hope you have a great weekend & enjoy the Super Bowl & the commercials : )    TFL  Lynn