Thursday, February 19, 2015

she scores!...the paper plunge#21

hi tracey, momma, friends old and new!

this week at the paper plunge, we are challenging ANYONE to come play with us and SCORE!  i forgot what a couple of simply scored lines could do for a card.  why don't i use this technique more?!  head on over to the plunge to see what our talented design team the meantime, here is mine...

very clean and simple for me, but i like it!

stamp sets:  petal potpourri, flower patch
paper:  very vanilla, mossy meadow, hello honey
ink:  blackberry bliss
extras:  simply scored scoring tool, flower medallion punch, bird builder punch, rhinestones

today is my friend Amy's birthday.  she didn't get this particular card, but i did make another cute gift card holder and card.  as i wrote the obligatory nice note with kind words, it dawned on me how much she means to me...and i really hope i conveyed that in her card because i really meant every word.  i spend a lot of time with amy each day...she's my work-wife.  we co-teach together, we complete each other's sentences, we have our 'jobs' to do, we know what each other is thinking when one of our students says something funny, we tell each other things that we promise we will take to our graves...but truly, most importantly, we make each other laugh. real belly laughs.  wet your pants a little laugh.  laugh till you cry laughs.  sometimes i think i have a six pack laugh.

in the end, what matters?  to feel loved and to laugh.  thanks for that, amy!

life is better when you're laughing...

thank you for stopping by-
i appreciate you.

until next time-
peace be with you

Friday, February 13, 2015


hi tracey, momma, friends old and new!

today at the paper plunge we are heating things up with embossing as our theme!  i decided to dry emboss and heat emboss my is what i did:

the background may look familiar because i have used it before.  this time, however, i added some copper metallic ink and heat embossed the whole it a cool, shiny look.

stamps:  pursuit of happiness
ink:  memento black, pool party, baked brown sugar, encore metallic copper
paper:  baked brown sugar, very vanilla, black, pool party
extra:  flower frenzy bigz die, clear embossing powder, beautiful baroque ef, antique brads, sponges

last night was girls night out.  we went to see the i'm-sure-will-be-blockbuster movie that woman around the globe will venture out to see...and was not disappointed!  i think i felt that way because even if the movie was a total dud, i was with some wonderful woman who make me laugh, will let me cry, who i can pour my heart out to...who i can truly be myself around.  my workplace, my everyday happenings, my life would not be the same if it weren't for these girlies.  i just know we will be laughing till we pee our pants for a very long time...and for that i am truly, i mean TRULY grateful.  

everyone should have a friends like that.

i've spent half my morning looking for a beautiful quote on friendship.  i spent the other half looking for a funny quote on friendship.  but i think frankenstein said it best... "friend.  good".

thank you for stopping by-
i appreciate you.

until next time-
peace be with you

leslie is another card i made...CASEd from darleenstamps.  pretty, right?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

blended bloom-mojo monday #383

hi tracey, momma, friends old and new!

i was making cards for a lovely lady named bev, when i came across the mojo monday sketch challenge and decided to give it a go.  here is the sketch...

this is what i created...

stampsets:  blended bloom, butterfly basics, flowering flourishes
cardstock:  black, whisper, white stacked with love dap
ink:  momento black
extras:  cherry cobbler blendabilities, daffodil delight blendabilities, rhinestones 

my daughter, sarah and i, love the quote: "bloom where you are planted".  that seems to fit right here!

thank you for stopping by-
i appreciate you

until next time-
peace be with you

love-the paper plunge #19

hi tracey, momma, friends old and new!

this week at the paper plunge, love is in the air!  valentine's day is right around the corner, but more importantly, so is my 7th wedding anniversary!

here is what i came up with...

stamp sets:  everything eleanor, hello life, retired french script
card stock:  cherry cobbler, baked brown sugar, very vanilla
ink:  baked brown sugar, chocolate chip, versa mark
extras:  beautiful baroque ef, cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon, doily, antique brads, mini heart punch, tag punch, clear embossing powder, sponges

i hope you consider entering one of your own creations at the paper plunge.  we are a relatively new challenge site and would love for you to join us.  in the meantime, stop on by and check out the talent!

i decided to also enter this card into the retro sketch challenge #151.  this great sketch created by erin was fun to use!

i love love.  i love romance.  i love what my husband john has brought to my life.  i love how he looks at me when i dry my hair.  i love that he leaves me random voicemails on ordinary days to tell me how much he appreciates all i do.  i love that he really makes me feel beautiful, inside and out.  i am truly blessed.

emerson wrote, "wherever you go, whatever you do, be in love!" things with great love!

thank you for stopping by-i appreciate you.

until next time,
peace be with you