Friday, November 20, 2009

Photo Time!!!

In my creative defence I took the picture, made the tutu, did her hair, and edited the picture!!!! but geeeeeez I am sure having a hard time trying to get in the craft room!!!! (call it lack of motivation)
I really do have a stack of card ready to go on here I just need to take the dang photos!!!! I can say that I am really enjoying my new camera and you can see all of my new photos by visiting the filckr link in my side bar!!
Sarah :o)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

It's Fall!!!!

It is so fall we have had to rake leaves and I think Marty just mowed the lane for the last time this year!!!! I just went to the store and got everything to make cookies (this being the only time of the year i make them!!)

I have made all of my Christmas cards and the plane tickets are all ready for us to go to Oregon for the holidays!!! life is good!

I have a stack of cards that i have made that I will be posting in the next few days and more fall pics of the kids!! thanks for looking and enjoy your holiday's!!!


Sarah :o)

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Can I just say that purple is the strangest color ever!! in fact when I saw the challenge at SCS I had to play along only because none on my purple CS had ever been open NONE of it!!!! I do have to say i am happy with the card, there is a finger print in purple ink right under the grunge board but oh well what ya gonna do!!!
Sarah :o)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

More Play Time!!!

I am so in love with my new camera!!!! my dear sweet DH got me the Nikon D5000 it is a dslr for beginners and a step up from my D40(that i still love and will never part with)!!!!!
Ava loves to be the center of action so she makes the perfect model hope u like and here is the link to my flickr page!!
thanks for looking!!!
Sarah :o)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My New Fave Pic!!!

took this picture yesterday !!!! Ava really hammed it up for the camera and i got a ton of good pics but this was my fave!!!!
Thanks for looking
Sarah :o)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

my kids

I haven't had enough time to do much of any thing here lately but I do have some new pics of the kids!!!! i took these yesterday while we were hanging out as a family (also something we don't do enough!)
I am going to keep this short but i will be back with some update and the whys of the blog no shows !!!!
i will say this stamping is taking a big hit and is going to have to pretty much stay on the back burner for a while!!!
thanks for looking
Sarah :o)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

LPS release

Today is the day!!!! Little Paper Shop is showing off their new digis, (yeah woo hoo) I am showing just two of many!!
The DT blog has many more to show you as well as the other designers blogs!!! there is also a spotlight challenge your u to try!!
and I am pretty sure you can enter to win some of these super cute digies for yourself!!!
I would give you all the deets on the cards but I have a sick little one and I think here in a bit if she isn't any better I am going to take her to the ER!!! lets see if I can't get the fever down first!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

scrap booking!!! :o)

these were fun I got the cricut design studio and sure cuts alot and have hardly been able to quit playing with it!!

did you know that you can cut almost any true type or dingbat fonts with the true cuts alot and you can find 1000's of them online for free!!!!!!! wow beats spending $60 for one font cartridge there is so much you can do with the cricut I did not know was possible!
K Warner has a great video and the are a few others on YouTube that show you the possibilities!!
there are a few things you need to know before you just buy it!!! and instead of my typing it all out here you can watch this video!!
this stuff is making scrapping fun again!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

little paper shop mon/ BTTB tues

My internet was down again yesterday and most of the morning time Warner SUCKS!!!!!

this card is for LPS Monday nut I didn't get to post it so I thought I would do it now!!! I used "sweet"

there is a sketch over at the DT blog with all the lovely samples the rest of the DT put together!!!!

this is my back to the basics card!! what can be more basic the patterned paper you can even get the stuff at the $tree!!

I got the paper at walmart the stamp from little paper shop, I cut the circles whit the Martha Stuart circle cutter I also got that a walmart!!!

thanks for looking!!

tomorrow I will be showing u two scrapbook pages i did with my cricut and the sure cuts alot software!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

back to the basics Tuesday 7/14/2009

yawn stretch rub'n my eyes!!!!!!!! yep that's right I just pulled my lazy butt out of bed and let me tell ya, I think I could probably run a marathon right now!!!!
this card is for a combo of things. first today is color challenge and release day for little paper shop yippy for new stamps ya'll!!! my card is only part of the color challenge cause i only have on piece of craft CS left and it being my fave i am just to darn stingy to cut into it!!!(and i posted the CC yesterday oops) :o) but the pink and green are there!!! the sentiment is from LPS!!!!!
next on what this card covers is my back to the basics week three wand what could be more basic than your printer and a piece of ribbon!!??
white card stock
gem stones
ribbon and border punch
making handmade cards .com has asked me to be a GD on there design team and of course said yes go see what they have to offer!!!
As a side note I don't have a working printer so I take my booty to office max withs a USB drive or CD and have my papers printer there!!! it is really the best way to get great quality papers!!!
Sarah :o)

Monday, July 13, 2009

two card little paper shop Monday

look I kept my word two cards!!!!
I am feeling so much better my eye doesn't hurt any more but it is still watering a lot as long as the pain is gone I can deal!!!!
the first card is for LPS Monday another sketch challenge fun stuff and the second card is today's release card berry best Katie!!! she is just to cute!!!
the DT blog has many other samples for you to drool over, a sketch for you to play with, and a chance to win berry best Katie!!!
Sarah :o)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

the dog ate my home work

i have had the worst two days ever and this is no real good reason for me not to have a card ready to post for little paper shop but i don't

last night i was playing with thatcher when the little turd scratched my eye and now i cant keep it open long enough to do anything I have the worst headache and i hurt to leave it closed!!! AAAAAAAAAArrrrrrrrrgggg!!! and as for the dog (Henry, we don't have a dog) i was trying to get dinner done and he thought it would be fun to cut up some paper in my room and as you can probably guess it was the card i was working on for today!!!!! again arrrrrrg!!!!!

so here is my promise for tomorrow i will have two cards ready for your viewing pleasure and i want cry about any of my aches and pains!!!

thanks for hanging in there with me


oh ya did i say i think i might have food posining on top of all this!!!

you can see the rest od the DT cards here!!!!
also enter to win the stamp set!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

back to the basics oooooooops thursday!!!

be for I get into the card I am going to say this DO NOT EVER BUY A CISCO WIRELESS ROUTER!!!!!!! I have to be sitting right next to the fricking thing just to get it to work!!!!!
All right this is this weeks back to the basics card and again it is very simple but it still has all the design elements that catch the eye!!!! dimension is very important along with the focal point and a small amount of embellishment! you don't need a lot to say a lot! this is a baby card I made for my sister who just had her third baby girl (who by the way is very cute)
You can make this card using any thing from stickers to die cuts or something you have simply drawn and cut out! any background stamp or doodling and a corner rounder and border punch and you can get all of the at walmart or any store with a craft section!! in place of the border punch you could use deco scissors!!!
I really hope you have enjoyed this weeks card (to days late)
thanks foe looking!
Sarah :o)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Little Paper Shop Monday July 5th 2009

Welcome to LPSC23_Sketch Challenge!!!! This sketch was put together for us by Allison over at stampin when I can
and when we call this a challenge it really was for me!!! I stared at this sketch for lord only knows how long and nothing was coming to me!!! I think I picked up all of the LPS stamps I have and I have most of them and I still was coming up blank!!!!!
till I found the colors I wanted to use then every thing just fell into place!!
Thank you for the fun sketch Allison!!!!
there are more samples at the DT Blog
be sure to go see them!!! you can also enter to win two free digies!!!!
I have some other news to be bragged about at a later date but I will give you a hint and it have to do with the DP I used an this card and six others in the you think you know the answer?
I will tell you tomorrow when I post my back to the basics card!!!!
Thanks for looking
Sarah :o)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Back To The Basics Tuesday!!!

I really kind of miss how much fun card making was before I was trying to be the best (I am so not the best) but I think you know what I mean!!!!! When you go through through the galleries wishing you had this die or that DP all the newest coolest paper crafting products that really hit the pocket book!!!

Then I realized that was were my mojo was hiding!!!! I had now want to use what i had because it wasn't what the Jones were using. till now!!!!

I love the simplest of cards and so I have decided to make the most basic of cards using the most basic of products!!!

a year or so ago I made a card for a DP challenge on SCS and it is still one of my more popular cards being faved over 130 times and cased many times and for that I am flattered!!! The card uses only two tiny stamps and tiny scraps of paper! but the simplicity if the card is what i was drawn to. So i really hope you like the star card reborn!!! thanks for looking and if you have any simple ideas you would like the share please leave a comment!!


80lbs white card stock, scraps of DP, SU star punches, PTI buttons & twine, and a tiny craft tag cut on the cricut!

*what you could uses in stead*

110lbs stamper select CS from PTI, die cut images or cutouts, brads eyelets or dew drops,
you can make a tag out of and scrap of paper cut by hand and added to your card like journaling strips!
I really hope that you like this post cause it has really helped me want to stamp again TFL Sarah :o)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

LPS Monday!!!

Last Monday was one of the kind of days that only comes from H*E*L*L everything was all going on at once!!! Ok so that is why I did not post last Monday but I am here to make up for it today!!!!!
this is the latest sketch from Little Paper Shop and it is a fun one I had this card done in like 5 minutes and then i was bummed that it was done................ so I did next weeks card to!! :o)
the stamped cupcake is from LPS's sweet one of mt faves!
this week over at the DT blog you will have the chance to win "Katie cupcake" so be sure to stop in there!!!
I have decided that once a week I will be doing a back to the basics card. What this will be is a very simple card made with products even the newest stampers can get there hands on! this card will be posted every Tuesday with a list of what I used and a second list of what could be used in its place! Here lately it seems that I am starting to get a bit of my MOJO back and after a year of just not really wanting to stamp, even though it is some thing I love very much, it is just nice for me to sit down and stamp some thing just for me!!!
So please keep stopping in on Tuesday's to see my back to the basics cards
this week it will be the star card reborn!!!
Sarah :o)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Garden Gate!!!

I think I love this set!!!! sweet little butterflies, a perfect table for two, and a beautiful garden arch way!!!! this set may just have to stay on my desk for a while!!!
I am having to post this a few minutes early cause blogger is going to be down, and I just can't wait to show y'all this card!!!
I am going to keep this very short, and I might even through in some spell check, and punctuation!!!
the DT blog has a chance for you to win this stamp set, and if you have not seen yet there are new DT members to meet as well!!!
both sets will be up for your buying pleasure on the 16th at Little Paper Shop!!!


I know more apples............but I love it soooooooooooo much!!!! and just to warn you I don't think I am done yet!!!!

Back to school will come faster than any of us are ready for so why not have came cards on hand!!!! And the dies cuts I think are so much fun but will never replace my stamps. In Fact I was not going to use any stamps on this card but I am sooooo not good at blank space!!!!

hope you like


Sarah :o)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

katie "Ava" cupcake!!

"Hay she has yellow hair like meeeee!!!! Is that me on that yummy muffin?"
Yes, Ava was so sure that this was her that I had to tell her it was!!!!!
The set is called Katie cupcake, and she is new from Little Paper Shop!
I was going to make another cause I really don't dig the colors, but when Ava did the meeeeeeeeee squeel I fell in love with the card!!!!!!
Over at the DT blog there are prizes to be won new DT members to meet and a mess of Katie cards to see!!! be sure to have a look over there!!!
Tomorrow I will have one more set to show you and it is supper pretty!!!
the pics of Ava are from her recital. she loved dancing for everyone so much that she has asked me something like 20 billion time when she gets to go to her show again!!!
what a nut that kid is
Sarah :o)


I just love getting new stuff and I have not got anything new in so long that it is a real treat to play with paper again!!!!
I got the cricut 2 years ago for Christmas and have only used it maybe twice in that time!!! but the other day I found the cutest cartridges for it, and thought why not and blew the dust off of it, and got to cutting!!!! I had been in love with the tiny tags that Debbie O uses on her cards, but I do not have the dies for them (:o( so I just pulled out a really old cricut cartridge and cut some with that. the only difference is they are not embossed like the nestie ones!!! but still cute!!!
the stamp button and CS are also all new (to me anyways) from PTI!!!!
hope you like
Sarah :o)
PS be sure to come back tomorrow for the start of the little paper shop release!!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

gift card set!!!! great for teachers!!

I was love'n the apple so much that I thought I might play with it some more and OMG I could not stop!!! This is a gift card set with four cards and envelopes four tags and two colors of ribbon for making the envelopes pretty. I also added a book mark and two colored pencils! I made a tray to fit inside one of the clear boxes from papertrey ink every thing fit together so nicely!!! you can see the card alone here!!
I thought the cards would make nice teacher gifts with a gift card from Starbucks!!
Sarah :o)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cute Little Apple!!!

I have totally got sooooooooo much done today!! I stained the deck (all of it, and we rent), got the laundry folded the kids have eaten 2 meals, and I made a card!!!! Now that school is out I have Jasmine home all day and girls, I love her dearly but I had no clue just how needy she is!!!! mom will u curl my hair, can we make a card, will you make some cookies with me!!! I would love to do all of those things with her and I will, but man this is just the first day summer vaca!!!!
love notes & CS from SU, BG stamp & button from PTI and cricket cartage for the apple!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Look I scraped!!!!

I don"t scrapbook very often but this Picture was begging me to!!!! that and I got a new cricket thing-e!!!
My dad lives on hid boat in Alaska and he want pictures of the kids for fathers day, but living in such a small space he can hang pictures! and he loves it when I send him scrapbook pages so this will be one of eight!!
the color of the pic is not so great but it is night time and there is no good light anywhere in the house, but it is okay!!
alright I am off to bed now!

Monday, June 8, 2009

some more "sweet"!!!

I just love this set I cant stop using it!! once again it is called sweet!!! Over at the LPS blog there is a color challenge for you to hang out with today! I was going to do it but the only one of the colors i still have was the coral so i did use it so I guess I did kind of play along (in part) i really hope u dig the card! I have had one HE** of a week with dance recital and 4 of the most "super nanny" worthy kids you have ever seen!!!
I will post recital pics tomorrow

Friday, June 5, 2009

Pics 4 Fathers Day!!!!

I hope ya like the pics I can't quit looking at them!!!!! I had them turned into a 20 x 30 collage poster with a black border! then some time before fathers day i am going to VA. to have it framed!!!! do ya'll thing a guy would like something like that!!!!

the bottom picture is what the poster will look like bit much bigger!!!! all I know is i would love to get something like that for mothers day so I hope he feels the same way!!!! Guys r just so hard to find gifts for!!!
please tell me what you think!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

"Sweet" Little Paper Shop!!!!

It's Monday, and that means that it is time to play along in LPS Monday!!!! this is a 4 1/4 sq. and the set is "sweet" available now at LPS!!!!

the LPS blog has a new sketch challenge posted you should give it a shot. I think I might give it a go when the kids lay down for there nap!!!!

And I had to show this cause I can't wait to see the movie!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

new from LPS

this is the last set from little paper shop this month but it sure is a pretty one!!!
it is called flower frenzy!!! there a bunch more samples to be seen on the DT blog go see what the girls have done!!!
well i am sorry for the shortness (is that a word) of this but I feel like hell!!!! darn it all why do I have to get sick now!!
I do hope you like my card it is kind of a through back to some of my older stuff!!! and I had a blast making it!!!
alright i am going to take cold and flu meds now see ya in about 20 hours when I wake up!!!!
luv ya
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