Friday, May 30, 2014

Scootin' By

Hey crafters! How's it going?  
There's a new challenge up at Wags 'n Whiskers!  Go and say hello and leave a message for the fabulous ladies whose cards are amazing! (I'm not talking about mine...I'm humble like that! :-) )
It's a color challenge: Orange, Yellow, White and Kraft
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘nWhiskers Rubber Stamp!
You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
I used the same image and used three different elements and sentiments.
For all of the cards:
Image used: Scootin' By digi (She is also available as a rubber stamp).  She is stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2O's.
She is popped up with dimensionals by Stampin' Up.
Base: PTI Orange Zest
DP: K & Company
Buttons: PTI Orange Zest
Kraft Paper: PTI embossed with Cuttlebug Bloom Dots
Now for the sentiment on each card.
Twine:  The Twinery Lemondrop
This card has Prima flowers with spacers from Stamp and Create held together by yellow brads. 

The sentiment I made.  It can be found here.
For this card the flowers are also Primas but it's held down with Eyelet Outlet's Orange Rhinestone brads. 

This sentiment can be found here.
 The flowers on this card I found at the Dollar Tree a long time ago.  Super cute.  They are felt and the already came with the bling.

The Just roll with it sentiment can be found here.

Thanks for hanging out with me!
I am linking up to these challenges:
Chocolate Coffee & Card Challenges: Embossing
Craftitude Challenges: Pop it up
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday Challenge: Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge: Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

June Planner Pages

If anyone is downloading these planner pages, can you please let me know?  Just leave me a comment on this post.  I really like my pages and have definitely used them.  I am, however, needing more room to write stuff down since I am doing some side work for a friend.  I have more notes to take and more reminders and events to jot down.  I am having to go to Franklin Covey's 2 pages per day plan.  I can definitely make my own but I found out that it is so much cheaper to buy the ones already printed than to continue to print my own pages.  Ink is expensive.
I will begin using Franklin Covey's pages in July.  I will continue to make the rest of the year's pages if someone will leave me a comment and let me know they want to.  Otherwise, I will stop with June's pages.
Thanks for showing an interest!
Here are the details for the printables:  These fit in a Classic sized Franklin Covey Planner or DayTimer.  They print out on 8.5 x 11 paper, double-sided and cut in half.  
This is a free printable for your personal use - NOT for sale.  If you share this with others please direct them or link back to my blog.  I appreciate it greatly!
You can download the June Monthly Calendar here.
 You can download the June Page per day pages here.

Friday, May 16, 2014

One for the Boys

***Edited to add:  So lucky to have been chosen to be a winner at the Flat Friends Challenge blog!  Thank you for the opportunity!***
Wags 'n Whiskers has a new challenge that is up and running today!  Go check it out!
This week it's One for the Boys - it's perfect for those of you that are making Father's Day cards.  Link up dearies - link up!
Remember:
Make sure you read the challenge rules that are posted at the
top of the Wags 'n Whiskers blog.  
One lucky participant will win a free Wags ‘nWhiskers Rubber Stamp!

You don’t have to use a Wags ‘n Whiskers image on your card, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digi!
 I'm using Home Run.  He is perfect for Father's Day, Birthday, Any Occasion.  
He is stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.  
Cardstock used: SU Kiwi Kiss and SU Ballet Blue
DP: My Stash
Twine: The Twinery in Solid Denim and Charcoal
Glove and Shoe Brads: Eyelet Outlet
The baseball is one I made using a clipart from ClipArtBest.com and added the words.  You can download it here.  I made it about 1.4" so that I could punch it out with a 1.5" circle punch.

Linking up to these challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything with Patterned Paper
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges: Anything Goes
Flat Friends Challenge: Dies and/or Punches
Thanks for Hanging with me!

Ribbon and Bling

May is a super crazy month for me.  I'm sure it's the same for lots of you out there...especially if you have kids or are a teacher.  May is when all the end of year events happen and you have so many blocks on your agenda letting you know that your evenings and even days are not longer yours.  The stream of events in school combined with end of year after school things.....aaahhh life! 
My friend wrote about taking time out for your life and personal things in the midst of your career/job.  In church, our Pastor talked about not being overwhelmed and overcoming anxiety (the second video in the series 5.4.14) - something I suffer from.  It was something that I SO needed to hear.  Especially when I sat down with my planner and started jotting down all the things on my list that I needed to do and all the end of the year awards and all the parties and all the end of the year events for my class.... UGH! My eyes began to bulge and the anxiety level began to rise.  I had to remember to say to myself: "Chill!  God's got this!"

So in that theme - I forgot to post my card for the Ribbon and Bling challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers, which has already come and gone... so I apologize for that sincerely!

Here is my card:
 I am using Let's Go Team which is embossed onto watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2O's.  She is super presh!
 Card Details: 
Base: PTI White
Gold paper: my stash
Ribbon: Joann's 
Black DP: MME Chalk Studio
I added some glitter to her pompoms and to her outfit and shoes.  The bling on the corner is from AC Moore.  
Thanks for coming by and checking her out!