Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Birthday mom!!

This post is a day late, as yesterday was my wonderful mother's b-day!!  Don't worry I didn't forget yesterday, just didn't have time to post this yesterday!!   She also received her card, so now it's safe to show you , as I know mom is one of my biggest supporters & blog followers (thanks, Mom!)!!

I thought this card perfect for mom w/the bright happy colors!!  Most of this card is Simple Stories- I totally love everything about ALL of thier collections!!  Cheveron pp, yellow polka dot pp, sun sticker, window sticker & border sticker...all Simple Stories!  The red polka dot pp is My Mind's Eye.  Used the Cricut for the mini tag, mini alphas are Cosmo Cricket. Added 2 vintage buttons &inked alllll the edges!

I hope you enjoy my new card- hope you did too, Mom!!  Have a great day...weekend's almost here!!  TFL  Lynn

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hello world : )

Yeah- made it through a Monday, now lets tackle Tuesday.....loooong weekend coming up : )  What a pretty morning here- clear skies, bright sunshine & temps near 70- just about perfect : )   This past weekend was great too- a little on the hot side, but for those of that like that, it was great : )  We spent Friday night on the boat & Saturday, it was fun & relaxing.  Mom & I went to a stamping expo on Sunday, it was inspiring.  I must admit we went to AC Moore afterwards & bought more there then at the expo.  Neither mom nor I are big user of stamps for our cards, except sentiment stamps- but you still love to look at all the ideas they have there.  As I was saying, AC Moore- they had some great stuff- all for $1.66 or less, bins full of stickers & rub-ons, I was in heaven : )  Now I just need to find some time to play w/the new stuff.  I did get a couple cards done over the last couple days though, so got a new one for you today................

I've had a thing for baby cards lately : )  Oooold Chevron pp is from my stash, yellow gingham is Hobby Lobby.  Used the Cuttlebug w/the nesties & the Cricut for the circles.  Giraffe sticker is Hobby Lobby, heart rub-ons are old Fiskars.  Not sure where the baby sticker is from.  Ribbon from Joanns.

Hope you have a great day!! TFL  Lynn

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Happy Day : )

It's another beautiful sunny morning- if know what I'm going to say- so I won't say it : )   Yeah- Friday is almost here & it's suppose to be a perfect summer weekend!!   I think it'll be a busy, yet relaxing weekend...Friday night we are heading to the boat- hope to catch some rays on Saturday & then....yeah, mom & I are going to a Stamp & Scrapbook show : )   Well as usual, my desk is a mess, so I better get to me new card & get to work....

I've had this beaded paisley for a while now, thought I better use it before the beads start falling off-lol...I have no clue where it came from though.  The navy pps are Echo Park, gingham is Hobby Lobby.  Used the Cuttlebug & Nesties for the scalloped ovals, used the Cricut for the plain oval & mini tag & the Marvy corner round.   I inked all the edges added a couple  pearls & button too.

Have a great day!  TFL!  Lynn

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Finally- a Halloween card : )

Happy Tuesday- doesn't that sound better then Monday?!!  Yesterday was a rough work day, I know today can't be half as bad- there's the positive side-lol.  It's a bright sunny morning, though I bit on the brisk side...temp @55..brrr, hate to say it, but you can feel that Fall is around the corner : (   Speaking of Fall, I'm finally working slowly on Halloween cards- what fun!!!!!  I say it all the time, but Halloween is my least fav holiday, but LOVE to make Halloween cards & luckily for me my customers love to send them : )

My awesome (in my opinion) sticker is from Walmart, yup, said Walmart : )  The orange polka dot pp, the off-white lined pp  & the background bat pp are from Girls Paperie- this is one of my ALL time favorite collections- both sides of the papers are so cool & use-able!!  The black pp is from Target's $1 section. Used a Martha Stewart border punch- only have a bit of it sticking up though, reminded me the top of fence.  I think the stamp is Studio G.  All edges are inked, of course-lol!! 

TFL!!  Have a great day!!  Lynn

Friday, August 17, 2012


Yeah- made it to Friday..not sure what the week holds, but don't really care, it's the weekend : )  I'm 100% certain my weekend will include some card making : )  I'm behind, I took a couple days off- my  mojo went missing, I think it's trying to come back though- made some cards last night  : )
It's suppose to be kind of chilly around here this weekend, so perfect for card making.

I never seem to have enough b-day cards....every time I get a stash going, my customer's call- not a bad thing.  chipboard from Cosmo Cricket.  Used the Cuttlebug, Nestie, Provo Craft embossing folder, Marvy corner round & Fiskars punch.  Ribbon is American Crafts, stamp is Hero Arts.  Button & gems from my stash.

Well time for work- the boss just walked in-yuk : )  Have a great weekend!! TFL  Lynn

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Where is Friday?!!

It sooo feels like today should be Friday...wishful thinking, though I really don't want to wish my life away- just the work hours : )  Actually work hasn't been that bad this week, the report is done & I've actually got a couple loans closing this week-yeah, that is what they pay me for, but the job was a lot easier a couple years ago....I won't even get into all that-yuk!!  Today is suppose to be another beautiful summer day here, high in the low 80s w/bright sunshine-it's suppose to chill down a bit this weekend : (   

I had no girl baby cards in my stash- I tend to lean towards baby boy cards, not really sure why, as I love to use pink : )  background pp is old My Mind's Eye, the bright pink pp is My Mind's Eye also.  The white/gray pp is Echo Park.  Used the Cuttlebug w/Provo Craft embossing folder & nesties, also used the Marvy corner round again. The chipboard sticker is a dollar store find. Vintage seam binding given to me by a wonderful friend, who passed away this year- she gave me a whole supply of ribbon, seam binding & buttons... I think of her every time I go through that stuff- thanks, Carol!!  As usual, I inked all the edges, added a couple buttons & done.   I make is sound so easy for me, but must admit cards take me hours- not complaining- I love the whole process!!!  Well time for work people- Have a great day!!  TFL  Lynn

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Make you smile

The sun is out this morning, yeah- that does sooo much for my mood : )  It's suppose to be a beautiful summer day & lucky me stuck at work...oh well, at least it's a paycheck!!   I have to admit I've been lazy w/my cards the last couple days....some times it's just nice to relax w/a good book, good company and/or a good tv show- had all 3 of those last night!!  Lucky for me, I made a bunch of cards over the weekend, so still have a new one to show you........

my brain is totally not working yet this morning, as I'm drawing a total blank on all the brands I used here- yikes, need my Dr. Pepper : )   If you want to know any of the items I used here, feel free to contact me- hopefully by then my brain will be working or I can look it up : )

One more picture to make you smile..............

Check out my bff's little boy,Evan- who isn't so little anymore : )  Love the big smile- hope this puts a big smile on your face too!

Have a great day! TFL!  Lynn

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Missing the Olympics

I have to admit over the last couple weeks- I was totally into the Olympics!!  I'm not one to sit down & watch tv- I keep it on more for background noise then anything else- loved the Olympics for my background noise.  I caught myself numerous times, just standing there watching, the gymnastics, water polo, track,volleyball, biking- you name it, I saw it : )     I was so impressed w/all the athletes, what dedication!!!       Since I must be feeling sports deprived, I made a baseball card, not the same as the Olympics, but it will work  : )

hounds tooth pp by Graphics 45, stripe blue pp is Echo Park, polka dot is My Mind's Eye.  Baseball sticker is Hobby Lobby.  Added some buttons from my stash, inked the edges & done!!

Enjoy the day, if you see the sunshine, send it my way- it's gray here today!!!  TFL  Lynn

Monday, August 13, 2012

happy Monday

We had a very nice & relaxing weekend- I'm sorry it's over : (  I got all sorts of cards made-yeah!!   This is a quickie post today- as I have a conference call in 15 minutes-yuk : )

Background pp is Recollection as is the white pp.  Yellow pp is Hobby Lobby.  I cut the butterflies out of pp.  Used the Marvy corner round, nestie & Cuttlebug.  The stamp is Hero Arts.

Happy Monday- I hope you have a great week!!  TFL!   Lynn

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Quickie post today

Hello All- Happy Thursday!!  Only have a minute or two for my blog today, need to dig back into my report- almost done : )  It is a gray morning here & it's suppose to be like this for the next couple days, yuck!!  We really do need the rain, but that doesn't mean the temps have to go down, it's going to feel like fall around here-yuck again!!  As I'm typing this, I see the sun trying to peek out, gotta be a good sign for the day : )

I made this new card a couple weeks ago, it just got lost on my computer.  All pp is ooooold, have no clue of the brand.  Used the Cricut for the oval.  Stamp is Fiskars, the cute felt bear sticker is the Dollar Store, ribbon is from Target & the button is vintage.

Off to my report- have a great day!!  TFL  Lynn

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My buddy

I realized yesterday as I was taking pics of my new cards, that I hadn't shared any pics of my cutie, Wilson, w/you all lately....he always helps me take pictures...this little guy (65lbs) is my shadow : )   Can you see his little pool in the background, talk about a spoiled pup-lol.  Wilson doesn't sit still for more then 10 seconds, so a good picture is hard.......this one turned out pretty good & believe it or not- i was NOT bribing him-lol!!

Ok, had a new card to show you , but my blog is being won't upload my second picture & it won't let me cancel, today all you get is my lovely Wilson- hope he puts a smile on your face : )

TFL  Lynn

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Happy Tuesday

Yeah, made it through Monday ; )  It is a bit chilly out this morning, gee when was the last time I wrote that : )  The temp this morning was only 58 brrrrr....but it's a sunny & a cloudless sky, it's suppose to get in the 80s today-yeah!!!    Last night was perfect to make's been so darn hot &'s hard to sweat & play w/paper-lol.   I got my final anniversary card done last night-yeah!!   No worries though, my new card today is not anniversary -have to change it up once in a while : )  Well I better get to my new card, so I can get working on the dreaded report. I started it yesterday & got through the easy stuff, it's not due to the beginning of next week, but I want it submitted by Friday, keep your fingers crossed for me : )

I'm totally in love w/this plaid pp from Recollection (Michael's).  This is the second card in a week I've made w/it & I barely ever do that- I love having 100s (probably should say 1000s-lol)   of pattern papers to chose from & I love mixing up them up : )  the yummy yellow paper is from Teresa Collins- I actually won that on the Moxie Fab Blog  (!!  I used the Cuttlebug & Nestie & the Marvy corner round.  Stamp is from Hero Arts.    I inked everything & added the twine. 

As always TFL & have a great day!!!  Lynn

Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy Monday

What a HOT HOT weekend we had!!  I'm not complaining, as it was perfect to be on the boat & I must admit that is what we did on Saturday : )  We took Wilson along, so he could go swimming!!  You should see him in his life jacket swimming in the middle of the lake, he looks like a little otter-lol!!!  I know he had a good time as he slept all day Sunday : )  Sunday was a good day to sleep, it was HOT & humid in the morning & then gray & very rainy in the afternoon- we even lost power for 3hours : (  I still managed to get some new cards made this weekend, really I had to, I have a bunch of special order cards to still make..........I thought June was the big month for wedding...I've had more request for Anniversary cards then you can imagine....hmmmm...can you guess what type of new card I have for you today : )

I went for the cutesy anniversary card this time : )  I'm totally in love w/this great Doodlebug 3D sticker (thanks, Mom)!  The gray pp is Recollection.  The 2 red pps are both Hobby Lobby.  Stamp is Fiskars.  I couldn't believe I had gray ribbon- sorry don't know the brand.  Used my fav Fiskars border punch too. 

Well time for me to get report is due next week & I've barely started it-gonna be a fun week : )  Have a great day!! TFL  Lynn

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Quick Thursday post

Hello all!!  Didn't want you to think I forgot about you, it just seems to be a busy work week.  There are always new piles waiting to greet me when i get to work every morning : )  At least it's Thursday!!   As I mentioned on Monday, I've been working on a lot of "special order" cards, so that is what I have to show you again today : )

This card is a bit of a different style for me....I used the Cricut for just about this whole card.  I'm not a huge fan of paper piecing, didn't really know that till I tried this card.  It's not that I don't like it & won't do it again, just not my style : )  I am really pleased w/how this turned out though.  I must have been on a green & yellow kick, as my last anniversary card where those colors also.  Just about all the paper is Recollection.  The stamp is Hero Arts & I used my fav border punch by Fiskars. 

Thanks for looking!!  I hope you have a great day!!  Lynn