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Mojo Monday on a Friday Night

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Happy Friday Friends, This week went by really fast and I am so glad it did. I have a craft fair to get ready for and it seems like during the week, I cant get the time in to get organized . So, I have about 200 Christmas cards that I want to complete and other misc. Christmas items, Like Reindeer food and little goodies like that.
So, onto the card sketch, This one is from Mojo Monday and what a fun one it was. I just got this cool DSP and was wanting to put something together with it. It is MME "Breeze"  Pretty, huh?  What you see  below is I sprayed the yellow flag panel with radiant pearls for a little bit of shimmer.

The sentiment is one of which I have in my stash. I heat embossed in black. You cant really see the shininess of it but it added some shiny to the creation.
So, I am off to work on some Christmas stuff but I will return very soon! Have a great weekend all!

The Sweet Stop...

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Hello all. Well it is Sunday evening and it is time for this weekend to wind down. Why can't we have 2 day work weeks and 5 day weekends? Boy, wouldn't this world be a much happier place to live? I would even work 15 hrs each of those 2 days. Really, I would!  Anyways, I have another creation to share with you all. I created this one off of the above sketch from The sweet stop. What a fun sketch and what a fun card this one turned out to be? I think this is my new favorite stamp set from Stampin Up! "Gorgeous Grunge" is the name of it and it is so so much fun!!  All of the supplies that I used on this creation are from Stampin Up! The sentiment is from an old SU! set "Best Yet"
This creation is 5 1/2 X 4 1/4.Aren't the new "In colors great"? I used Strawberry slush and coastal cabana on this along with going grey,basic black and white. So, there you have it. What do you think? I would love to hear your comments!! I will be back sometime this wee…

Mojo Monday

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Happy Weekend Friends. I am going to have a quick post for you tonight, I have to get up kind of early tomorrow am(sunday) to go to the swap meet to find all of those treasures that I don't need but just gotta have! This sketch is from Mojo Monday. You have a choice of either a circle card or a square. I am a little partial to the square so that is what I went with! you will find the supplies used just below my creation. Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I will be back by tomorrow evening to share some goodies with you all!
Supplies used: DSP is that of a 6X6 paper pad by Echo Park(Here & Now) Concord crush and whisper white card stock. Ink Concord Crush. sentiment from "Best Yet" and flowers and leaves are Secret Garden. Card is 5 1/4 X 5 1/4.

Christmas is just around the corner...

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Hello my peeps, Well here it is. My first Christmas card of the year 2013. OMG, It's on it's way. I cant believe how fast the time goes by. So, this card I made using a sketch fromMojo Monday and of course, it's another great sketch.
So there you go. For the DSP I used Echo Parks "Tis the Season" 6 X 6 paper pad. For the Merry Merry Christmas, I used my cheapie Studio G stamps and I added some bling in between the Merry, Merry Christmas. My main color scheme is Old Olive,Real Red and the white card base is Pure Luxury by Gina K. I hope you all enjoy it. I will have many many more coming your way. Thanks for taking a look and I will see you all soon!

Huge Craft Garage Sale in San Ramon, calif

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Hello Friends, I just wanted to post a quick post tonight on a HUGE Craft garage sale that is going on in San Ramon, Calif. This is the crafters dream garage sale and I am just biting my nails I am so excited about this sale.I am also selling at it so out with the old and in with the new. I was told that there would be aprox. 50 sellers. You see, we tag all of our gently used and /or new craft items with a code (that they assign us) and price and they sell it for us. It is so worth it! Last year I made a little over $100 for stuff that I was done with using or that I just wanted somethings different. I was an awesome deal! I dont miss it every year and if you live in Northern Calif, you wont want to miss it either. So, without further ado, the following is the info,
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We've set the date for another USED CRAFTS SALE!

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 8 A.M. - 3 P.M.
                                 12224 Santa Teresa Dr.
                                  San Ramon, CA 94583

Just sharin some September Candy and a Mojo Sketch

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Hello friends, I have been away from my blog for a bit. I guess I have been a little busy but that is no excuse, lol! I was cruisin around blogger world and found this sweetness and just wanted to share with you all. It is over at Cuddlebug cuties. What a great blog. 
and look at that candy, Saweet!!

Now, for a creation that I created for a challenge. It is from Mojo Monday and I have had it done for a few days but this is the first chance I have had to post it.  So, here is the sketch from Mojo Monday. Fun and pretty easy.  And here is the completed card. Pretty easy and really cute. I have to say, the cutest thing about this card is the decorated stick pins. I make them all the time but I never add them to my projects. I need to start using them. It's like with my paper, It is so darn pretty, I don't want to use it. Does anyone else have that problem? LOL! S, there you have it. I hope you enjoyed all the goodies that I had to share with you all. I am hoping that, in the near futu…

Washi Washi, I used Washi!!!

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So, below I have a card that I created for 2 challenges. The first one being Sweetest Thing blog. Isn't the little birdie so cute? Even though this was a single layer card, I still love it! I sometimes feel like, if I don't add 2 or 3 layers to a card, It looks nekkid(naked) but this one I really really love! The 2nd. challenge was to use Washi on a creation over at The "Simply less is more" Blog. Well, That was an easy one. I only have a gazallion rolls of Washi. So this was a really really fun project for me. You see, I do have a gazillion rolls of washi in every color and pattern imaginable and I really like the stuff but I never know when to use it. Does anyone else have that problem? I guess I need to find more challenges that include using Washi, LOL! So, with that being said, I have to go and get ready for the first day of school tomorrow, Booooo!!! This summer just flew by, Can it be July again? Ok, well have a great rest of the week and I will see you all re…

Oh my goodness, A scrap book layout

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Happy Friday everyone, I have been a busy little bee lately with my papers and Ink. I am so excited to share with you all, A scrapbook layout that I completed today. When I saw this sketch on Sketchabilities,I was like, omg,  I gotta play! I had the perfect picture for it! This is our "baby" Cooper! My husband and I always argue on who loves the baby more. LOL! That's what we refer to him as, "The Baby" So, the photo I used is one that we took of Coop at the park. He loves to fetch the ball and bring it back to us for a treat(he is very food motivated) well, he had been going back and forth for quiet a while and so he was taking a breather and I caught this smile on his face. Is he not adorable or what? I could create 100 scrapbook pages with just photos of "The Baby" but I wont bore you with anymore Cooper stories, Instead, I will leave you with this layout that I did following the sketch from Sketchabilities. I really, really like how this page turn…

Sweet Sketch and it's Wednesday!!!

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Hello Friends. I am going to make this a quick post to share another challenge card that I created. I have been a busy little bee with the challenges and I want to get another one started. I think maybe a 12X12 scrapbook layout. It has been a while since I have done any scrap booking and I really want to get some done, so we shall see. For the time being, Here I have a sketch that I did from "Sweet Sketch Wednesday" This, for some reason was a difficult challenge for me. I think it is because of the designer papers that I used. I don't know why, but I had a hard time matching them up with card stock. That sounds really odd but it's all I can figure, LOL! . I love this image that I used(gorjuss Girls). It has been a long time since I had colored in an image and used it on my creation so I took a little time to shade her in with my Copics. I did also use Spicas on the flower to add a little sparkle cause I ♥ sparkle! Supplies used- basic black cardstock from Stampin Up!…

Mojo Monday

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Happy Hump day everyone, Summer is winding down and the kiddos are slowly going back to school around here. The private schools pretty much have already started and our charter high school started today and public schools start on Aug. 28th. Holy moly, that can be really confusing. I work for the public schools so I will be going back to work probably late next week to get things ready to go. Hence is why I have been playing with so many sketch challenges. Because I can stay up all hours of the night and not have to worry bout gettin up!! I'm taking advantage of this late night thing ☺ So, onto my challenge card. This one I created for Mojo Monday. I always love Mojo's sketches. This is a basic A2 size card. Enjoy my creation and I promise I will be back again real soon to share another creation!
supplies used, Pistachio pudding,crisp cantaloupe,basic brown and very vanilla card stock. DP My Minds Eye, Mabel papers 6X6 pad. Swiss dot embossing folder. scallop circle lace nesties.

Mojo Monday-Circle or Square

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Hello all, Well here I am with another sketch challenge. This one is from Mojo Monday and I had a choice of either a square card or a round one. So, below is what I came up with.  The one thing that I really Really like about this creation and you can barely see it in the photo is I heat embossed the sentiment. I am lovin the heat embossing right now. I really really like the look of it. It always adds a little something to a finished product! So ladies and Gents, It is time for me to get to working on some more challenges. I wanna keep the mojo movin!! Below you will find the recipe for this creation. Have a great night and I will be back real soon to share another creation!
Supplies used: Pretty in pink,White and Baja breeze card stock. DP is a 6 X 6 paper pad from Echo Park. Flowers are from Prima. Antique brads and pink ribbon are both from Stampin Up! Sentiment stamp is from PSX and embossing powder if Suzy West "WOW" in whirly pop.

Sketchy Colors Challenge card

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Hello again Friends, Well, Here I am again. I have been pleasantly busy with some more challenges. This one that I just finished is for Sketchy Colors Blog. So, the sketch you can see but the colors that I had to use(of which, I did) are, Brown,Lilac,White & Green.  You can't really see it, but, on the purple and lilac flowers, I added some smooch pearlized top coat to add some sparkle. I just love sparkle. The bird cage is a stamp from Prima and is heat embossed in Brown "WOW" embossing powder.  The stamped sentiment is from a set called "Sunshine Emma"  SP & Company. I love SP & Company's monthly stamp club! You get some awesome stamps and other goodies(depending on which club you choose) Love Love Love!!!  I also added this creation to "Divas by Design" Blog This was and "Anything Goes" challenge. The white bows that I added I sprayed down with Radiant Rain Shimmering mist spray from Luminarte. If you know me, You know that …

"Hello" Weekend!

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Happy weekend everyone. What a great week it has been. Craig and I just returned back from camping on Friday. We went to Coloma Resort with my in-laws. It was alot of fun! Today started with Garage Sales and is ending with me playing in my craft room. So, I completed another card from a sketch. This one is from Clean & Simple Stamping.I love love love how pretty this card turned out. What do you think? Drop me a line so I know you were here and if I get enough comments, I will choose 1 person that I will send this pretty creation to. Thanks for stopping by and have a splendid Sunday!!!
Old olive,Pretty in pink & So Saffron cardstock by Stampin up! DP from Echo Park 6X6 pad"Springtime" "Hello" sentiment from CTMH,Pink flower by Prima & flat back white pearls from Lavish Laces on Etsy.

Mojo Monday Sketch, yayyy!!

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Hello there crafty friends! Well, Here I am, a month ago was my last post and I am finally sharing a challenge card with you all. I have no excuses but I am going to try and make an appearance more often, I promise. So, above is the current sketch challenge from Mojo Monday. I am really happy with my final result. I have been on a shabby shicish kick lately. I love all the pinks and greens and flowers.  Right now I am working on my first mini album(from beginning to end) and I plan on doing that in a shabby chic sorta way. I will share that one when I complete it! I have a few projects started right now. I should be working on the ATC's that I need to complete and get sent out for Swap-Bot. I have 2 partners for that swap and I have to make them each 1 ATC that includes old film negatives. I have no idea what I am going to create but I will be getting those started right after this post. I'm sure once I get going on them, I will snap em right out. I'll let y'all know. So,…

Whew, Finally, Summer Break

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Hello friends. Happy Summer Vaca everyone. I am off on break until August 21st. Finally. I love my job but by the end of the school year, I am so done with that place. The only thing I have on my mind is being able to be in my craft room to my hearts content. I am so not a morning person so when I don't have to get up for work at dawns early crack, I am in heaven in my craft room.
 My son graduated High School this year too. I cant believe, my only baby and he is now a high school graduate. I'm a proud momma.
This is my baby and if you know Brandon, this picture is so his personality.
So along with getting ready for the last day of school at the school that I work at, I was also getting ready for Brandon's graduation and working his Grad night. Well, we are all done and now to enjoy a summer break. My goals this summer are to start filming for my You Tube channel and to really concentrate on my Etsy store oh and not to mention, keeping up on my Blog. I need to totally re do …

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

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Hello Friends, Happy almost Friday to you all. I am so ready for this week to be over. Or I should say, I am ready for the weekend to get here! I have been busy busy working on some sketches and I want to share them with you all. I am going to show you all in 2 posts. I want to give each sketch the "floor" SO, Here goes.
The first one I have completed is by "Sweet Sketch Wednesday"I love Love Love their sketches. I always have such fun.
This creation is a square 5.25 X 5.25. I love the colors that I chose to use. The color scheme is Bashful Blue,and so saffron with whisper white. The designer papers are from an My Minds eye 6 X 6 paper pad  called Lavender. I used "Tiny Tags" stamp set from Stampin Up! in Rose Red, Bashful Blue and So Saffron. The "Happy Birthday sentiment is from Stampin Up! "Vintage Labels" stamp set.  The butterflies are stamped in Rose red and So Saffron and punched out with the Stampin Up butterfly punch.  Isn't this…

Random acts of {creativity} fun!!!

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Happy Saturday Friends, I hope you all are enjoying your weekend as much as I am! We, in California are having some fab weather! So, onto my creation. I created this card for a challenge over at "Random acts of {creativity}"  Although, I didnt get my creation added in time but thats ok because I really needed to get some creativity flowing and this helped. This one took me a while to create as I kept wanting to add stuff, not to mention, I must have re-arranged the flowers a 1000 times, LOL! I am really happy with how it turned out though. below, you will find a list of supplies that I used to create this beauty! I am going to cut this short for tonignt as it is already 12:40am. and I am pooped. Oh, and don't forget, Got to my blog candy HERE for your chance at some sweet sweets and spread the word! Have a wonderful Sunday and I will be chatting with you all again soon!! Nighty Nights!
paper used: My minds eye, Lavender 6X6 Designer papers, Very vanilla,pretty in pink,baja …

It's sweets time

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Hello Friends, I hope everyone has had a wonder Spring Break and I know we are all gearin up to get back to school/work after a wonderful week off. Time flew by this last week. I would love another week or more. I know, wishful thinking. So, because it has been such a wonderful week, I am going to give away some sweets. I not only had a great week off. I have been pretty productive on my blog in hopes of keeping it that way and becoming more active in the blogging community.
So, this is what 1 lucky reader will get, 1 Tim Holtz alterations movers & Shapers die "LOVE" 1 6X6 pack of Christy Tomlinson "She art" designer papers,1  Kaisercraft pack of wood flourishes,1chipboard Journal for you to decorate, 1 i.rock Gimme Glam kit with i-rock hot fix crystal applicator, 1 pack of 35 misc. Pearl Ex capsules and last but not least, 1 Package of New white chocolate M&M's(omg these are my new fave!!!)So, in order for you to enter my sweets, You must 1. Leave me a …
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Happy Thursday Friends, I don't know about you all but this week is flying by. Spring break just doesn't last long enough. I can actually say that I have 100% enjoyed this week off. Any swaps that I am in I have completed and sent off so I have been able to devote 100% of my creative time to challenges. I love love love challenges. If I ever get into a slump, challenges really help me out.  So, I am now going to share with you a card that I have created for 2 challenges. The first one being a sketch challenge from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Now this sketch was so much fun!  I dont know if you can tell too well but I used Smooch Pearlized top coat on the flowers to add some sparkle. I love sparkle! Any place I can add it, I will!
So, for the 2nd. challenge, It is for365 Cards challenge blog and the challenge was to use Embossing and sponging. The houses and the Picket fence are heat embossed in black EP and the sponging is the blue around the top edge of the panel with the houses( …

2 challenge kinda night

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Hello Friends, Well here I am, Tuesday and I have actually completed another creation. I had so much fun with this one. I actually completed 2 challenges in one sitting! So the first challenge site, City Crafter challenge Blog, Now this challenge was unique. Each design team member(4 of them) had a supply listed on their blog that you had to use in your creation. Now you didn't have to use all 4 items, You could use only 1 or 2,etc. but you had to use at least 1. The items were, Mist or spray, Embossing of some sort,Pearls and or Circle dies. So, with that being said, I did use all 4. I not only die cut a scallop circle but I also die cut a regular circle in the middle of that scallop one. I also sprayed that circle with a smooch spritz sparkle.   I also used a chevron embossing folder on the circle. So, that leaves the pearls. I used them on not only the butterfly but also in the center of the 3 little flowers. I really had fun with this one. I just wanted to keep adding stuff! S…

It's Mojo Monday & Spring Break

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Happy Spring Break everyone. I have the whole week off and other than trying to get some "Spring Cleaning" in, I am also trying to get just as much creative time in! This feels so nice to not have anything that I "have" to do this week. It's been a long time since that has happened. So, with that being said, Here I have for you a sketch challenge card that I created for Mojo Monday. I love Mojo's challenges. I always find myself getting lost in the sketch. Lovin it!!!  My color scheme was Oranges,Pinks and Yellows. I think this paper line is from Basic Grey. The "Just Because" stamped image is from Stampin Up! and is stamped in Melon Mambo. I also used some orange bling and used a "Darice" embossing folder on the white scallop piece. I roughed up all of the edges of the paper with my distressor. I was going for that shabby chic look. So, that is pretty much the details of my creation. I hope you all enjoy it and I will be back soon to sh…
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Happy St. Patricks Day everyone. I hope you all have had a wonderfully green day!! The weather here in Northern California is so perfect, You would think it was already Spring. So, onto my creation. I created this card for The Cardabilities sketch challenge #71. The paper I used is from a 6X6 paper pad from Melissa Francis called C'est la vie. I love the soft colors. I was going for the shabby chic look and I think I accomplished that. This creation is 4 3/4X 4 3/4. I did some sewing around the edge of it in blue and added the shabby blue flowers. My final touch was the bling. Not only did I add the bling to the center of each flower, I also added the swirl for that extra blingytouch. I really like the way this card turned out, What do you think?
Well, I am off to do some more creating! Come back again soon to see what I have going on!

Lovein me some challenges!

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Happy Sunday Friends, How has everyone been?  Is everyone creatin lots!! I have been a little creative this weekend. I am entering this creation into 2 challenges. The first is The SP & Company Blog Color challenge # 136. I put quiet a bit of detail into this card. I used my Fancy Fan embossing folder and Swiss dots on this card. I also did some sewing on the yellow panel. I have been trying to implement sewing on more and more of my creations. I really want to sew better and be able to create fun things with fabric. The stamp set that I used is also from Sp & Company and is called "Sunshine Emma" I was debating on using some bling on the "Have a super happy day" banner. Also, if you look close, look at the top of the banner. Can you see her hands? I wanted to make it look like she was holding it.  I am pretty happy with the way this card turned out and I hope that you all enjoy it as well! The patterned paper that I used is from both Pink Paislee and Echo …