Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Happy Go Lucky

So here is my first go at one of the Retro Sketches. I love the fun easiness of this pattern. I picked my papers, and it came together quickly! This is a great pattern for using up bits of extra paper. I pulled some "Happy Go Lucky" paper (My Mind's Eye) from my stash and created this card for my niece's 17th birthday. She is a fun, sweet, smart, happy go lucky girl and I think this card will be perfect for her.:)  Happy Birthday, sweet Macey! Aunt Kristine loves you!

Here is the sketch:

Paper:  "Happy Go Lucky" (MME), White Daisy cardstock (CTMH)
Stamps: Holiday Tags (CTMH)
Ink: Outdoor Denim (CTMH)
Other: Sparkles (CTMH)

Monday, October 7, 2013


So much about this season is beautiful-- just the way it is... don't you agree?  The changing leaves, the cooling weather. I'll say it again, I just love Fall.  The sentiment on this stamp (from Verve) is perfect for this season and also for so many people in my life. Beautiful-- just as they are. :)

I am linking up to the Mojo Monday challenge.  Here's what I came up with. :)

Paper:  Teresa Collins and CTMH
Stamp: Verve
All other materials CTMH

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Give Thanks

With Fall in the air, I just had to break out the Huntington paper pack!  Look at those gorgeous colors! The design for this card is from Freshly Made Sketches and I am also linking this up to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge-- this week the challenge is "Au Naturale"-- to use natural colors or items from nature.

Here is the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Harvest Happiness

It's been a while since I have played along with the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday! And this week-- well, it's Saturday and I am just now getting there! I loved the simplicity of the sketch, but sometimes that makes it even harder to put it all together. I spent a lot of time on this card today-- even consulted my husband for his opinion, couldn't seem to settle on the perfect combination. I do love how it turned out, though!

I pulled out some old favorite papers and stamps for this one. The paper is called Dreamin'. I absolutely love the patterned paper in this group!  It just shouts "Fall!" to me. :) I also used some of the Bronze Shimmer Trim... it is hard to see just how sparkly and fabulous it really is, but trust me, it IS fabulous!!


Friday, October 4, 2013

Happy Owl-oween!

I am so happy it is October!  I have a serious love for all things Fall, and the month of October is at the top of the list. I love that the weather starts to get cooler and the leaves start to change. I love fall weather and I love Halloween!

At my elementary school, every fall we have a Fall Festival. It is so much fun for the kids and we raise money to support the Rally Foundation. It is a win-win for everyone! There are bouncies, a dunk tank, games, face painting, a bungee jump, food trucks, a cake walk, crafts, and so much more! There is also an auction where each classroom has donated a basket and a decorated pumpkin to be raffled off. This year our basket has an "I Love to Read!" theme-- it is awesome. :) Our pumpkin is awesome, too! :) I cut most of the pieces at home with my cricut and the kindergarteners all helped attach everything. They LOVE it and I do too. Our room moms were fighting over who would win it!  I hope it is a popular item.

We decided to decorate it like an owl because that is how my classroom is decorated. I was inspired by several projects on Pinterest, but ours is completely unique.  The paper is Spellbound from the "While Supplies Last" section of my website.