Saturday, May 19, 2012

Strawberry Explosion: Teacher Gifts

This is a picture heavy blog post today!

End of the school year is this coming week (YEA!!!!).  I'm sure my kids are excited, but not by much.  Yes, I was the over achiever all those years, but I'm old now :).  I am ready for homework-free evenings.

As you can see it *appears* as though I went all out for the teachers this year, but really these products made it super simple.  The stamping was amazingly simple and easy and I stayed with the same color theme for each one.  I used DT's idea for a pouch (anyone? who's was it??) from the berry basket die.  I bought cellophane wrap and my daughter insisted on the curly-Q ribbon (and she was right!) and voila!



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Butterfly sympathy

I am so in love with Beautiful Butterflies and Winter Wisteria!  I am not usually a butterfly gal.  I have an SU set that I *had* to have ... and then I have rarely used.  I have a few random butterfly stamps, but hardly ever ink them.

This set is amazing.  I have seen a lot of inspiration all over the internet and pinterest.  I knew exactly what I was going to do with it when I got it in my hands.  I even knew the color scheme.  I was just sad that it was for a sympathy occasion, but glad that it was going to my best friend's mom.  I do hope that it brings her a bit of peace in her grief.



Friday, May 11, 2012

Camping (EP Mini Themes)

We recently went camping and while I am usually up to date on scrapping, this way even a little *too good* for me.  But, Echo Park has introduced mini-themes and Camping was one of them.  It was super cheap and right in time for one of our bi-annual trips.

I used this sketch for both kids' layouts and they were done in less than an hour, except for printing and journalling.  LOVE these mini themes!!




Quick post of a cute boy dino card.  Cricut cut, cuttlebug embossing folder, PTI circle stamps, paper I've had forever, PTI sentiment stamp.



Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Joyce (blog hop)

Happy Birthday Joyce!! One of my fellow "Dolls" has a birthday today and we are celebrating it with a birthday blog hop :).

Please start here at Kim's blog if you are just checking in at my blog.

Welcome to my visitors from Marybeth's blog!

I love BB: Circles and Gracious Vases. My inspiration card was a "Smile" card of Maile's I had in my Evernote file. Click here and scroll to the 2nd card.

 Joyce, I hope you have a wonderful birthday! I enjoy visiting your blog (even if I don't always comment) and appreciate every comment you've ever left me!

 Please go here to Jessica's blog for the next stop on the hop!



(p.s. I'm also entering this in this week's MIM Color Inspiration using the Fine Linen, Terracotta Tile, Aqua Mist, Kraft, and Vintage Cream combination.)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mom's Day #2

Here's my 2nd mom's day card. I used to make cards for my friends, but I haven't worked back up to that yet.  I'm just happy that my MIL and stepmom will have *real* cards this year, lol!

The "mom" is from Echo Park's This and That line (love!).