The Glasses Don’t Fool Me~

You may know by now that I’m the Queen of Gift Cards when it comes to gift giving.

Currently I like stamping or decorating in some way the Recollections kraft bags before sliding my gift card in.

However I knew I wanted to do something a little different for my super hero loving cousin.

My gift bag~


I started with stamping and coloring on Desert Storm Neenah paper the average boy next door found in the Sweet Stamp Shop Super Boy set.

A close-up~


It was interesting coloring on this paper for the first time.

I didn’t quite get the shading I wanted, but it still looks cute.

I think I will be practicing a bit more with it in the future

Lifting the flap~


Once you lift the flap and his disguise of glasses is removed, my super hero is revealed.

Isn’t it always the quiet ones with glasses that you have to watch out for?

Or is that just how it is in my house. He he.

I colored this as part of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.


I used~

Sweet Stamp Shop Super Boy and Girl Power Stamp Sest, Recollection Kraft bags, Copics, Neenah Desert Storm Paper, Signo White Gel Pen, Black Glaze Pen

Who’s Flying This Thing~

And are they a licensed driver?

Because we went up and down and up and down.

Over and over.

In fact, I think our little Dumbo elephant was wilder than some of the roller coasters at Disney.

My layout~


I wanted to match the colors of our Dumbo and the colors in the picture, so I pulled out my October Afternoon Midway collection and got busy.

A close-up~


Since I’m adding a new line of papers to my Disney album I kept many of the design elements the same.

I continued using the repeating Mickey heads, enamel dots and some of the same alphas.

To see more of my Disney 2014 album, click here.

Now would you like to guess WHO is actually flying this elephant?

There might be a treat for the first person to guess correctly.

I used~

October Afternoon Midway Collection, October Afternoon Mini Market Alphas, EK Success Mickey Head Punch, Enamel Dots

It’s A Good Day To Be Happy~


Sometimes all you need to be happy is a hug from a friend.

My card~


I used the adorable bunnies from the Mama Elephant Honey Bunny stamp set to create a simple card to send a friend who hasn’t been feeling well.

A close-up~


Hopefully today is a good day for YOU to be happy too.

I used~

Mama Elephant Honey Bunny Stamp & Dies, Up & Away Stamps, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Square Dies, Copics, Glitz Unchartered Waters, Teresa Collins Ebosser

You’re A Real Princess~

Have you been coloring during October?


I’m joining in when I can, but it’s not as much as I would like.

I’ve even spent some evenings coloring, but I haven’t found the time to post my pictures.

There’s just not enough time in the day.

And it’s hard to get a good picture after dark. Sigh.

But, here’s one of my evening’s work~


Even on a completed card!!

How about that?

A close-up~

Princess Close

The little princesses from The Greeting Farm Ever After set are so cute and fun to color.

And perfect for a real princess’s birthday.

I used~

The Greeting Farm Ever After Stamps, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies, Studio Calico Sundrifter Paper, DCWV Gems, Copics, Signo White Pen, Brother Scan & Cut

Here Comes The Bride~

And her flower girl~

Hartly Flower Girl

I can not even begin to tell you the excitement and anticipation we all had for Tori and Blake’s big day.

Tori has been with Hartly since she was a newborn.

She has helped shape her into the amazing young lady she is.

So together Hartly and I made Tori a special card to celebrate their wedding.

Our card~


We even dusted off the old Cricut Explore to make our blushing bride.

A close-up~


The shimmer from the DCWV Premium 5 Pack Stack made our bride shine, yet she doesn’t even come close to the sparkle from the real bride.

And her flower girl.

Things have been really quiet here on my blog.

Between a wedding, soccer, volleyball and cross country seasons we’ve been extremely busy.

And there’s also a little thing like a baby on the way.

Now that things are slowing down I hope to be creating and blogging a bit more.

I used~

DCWV Premium 5 Pack Stack, DCWV Gems, Nina Brackett Fanciful Tags, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Cricut Tie The Knot Cartridge and Teresa Collins Ebosser

Such Spooky Fun~

Making Pocket Letters!!

Really, they’re quite addictive.

This time around our little group made Halloween and Fall themed Pocket Letters to swap with a partner.

My Halloween Pocket Letter~

Halloween 2

I used mainly the My Mind’s Eye Mischievous Collection with a few added elements from a past Noel Mignon kit.

My favorite being that cute Boo! ghost tag from We R Memory Keepers.

I even tried something new and attached the Happy Halloween tag using an Action Wobble.

The back~

Halloween Back

In an effort to keep all the goodies I’m sending in place, I made gift card sized envelopes to stuff and slide in the pockets.

I have to admit that when it came to the Fall Pocket Letter I was a bit stumped at first.

Especially since I traded Fall Postcards last year to the exact same partner.

So, I went old school and pulled out Bella Blvd’s Finally Fall Collection.

Happy Fall Y’all~

Fall PL

Simple yet adorable, I think.

And making me long for cool, crisp Fall days.

To see more of my Pocket Letters, click here.

I used~

My Mind’s Eye Mischievous Collection, Noel Mignon Masquerade Kit Contents, Buttons, Ribbon, Sequins, Bella Blvd Finally Fall Collection, Twine, Fuse, Brother Scan N’ Cut, Action Wobble, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, Glaze Pen, Wink Of Stella, Button Maker for Halloween Flair

I Am A Princess~

Well….maybe I’m not, but Hartly sure is.

While planning our Disney 2014 trip she repeatedly told us that Rapunzel was the princess she most wanted to meet.

I believe her exact words were she just had to see her!

So, I made sure to get Fast Passes to do just that.

My layouts~



There was much talk of long blonde hair, frying pans and even talk of a Snuggly Duckling outing.

A few close-ups~

Rapunzal-Close I-am-a-princess-close

These are the first pages I’ve made in a long, long time.

I’m talking months!!

I feel like they’re missing something or that I just quite haven’t gotten my groove back.

Guess that means I need to get busy making more layouts, right?

To see more of my Disney album, click here.

I used~

Noel Mignon Main Street Magic Kit, Simple Stories Say Cheese and Say Cheese II Collection, EK Success Mickey Punch, Thickers