Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Howdy everyone!

Today I wanted to bring to you another card that is in a group of cards called Pet Sympathy cards. We had a special request to make these, and we have finally made out initial 5 designs. I don't know about y'all but I think my pup Hamlet is the best thing ever. He is about my favorite thing in the world, and I would be devastated if anything ever happened to him. I love that this set of cards we are making helps ease the sorrow that one feels when their 4 legged friend leaves them. In this process, we really had to think about what we would want to get in the mail after such a tragedy. You do not want to be too happy or too sad, you have to keep a general design that is pleasing and not too crowded, and I really think that today's design fits all of these, and it is one that I absolutely LOVE. The colors and layout mixed with the image and sentiments seems just perfect to me. I would love to get some support as sweet as this after losing the love of my life (don't tell my hunny that. lol). The layout of this card was inspired by Simon Says Stamp's Challenge here.

Since this card is all about dogs, I thought I would post a picture of my 4 legged child, Hamlet. He is almost 3 years old and is FULL of energy. He loves to run, play and go for walks. He is also the best snuggler. :) Well, I hope you have a great day and show some extra love to your pets if you have any. Have a good one! (Hamlet says "Ruff!")

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sending some sunshine

Good morning all,

We have officially broken our streak of +100 degree weather here in North Texas after 40 days with temperatures in the 100's. We definitely are not lacking any sunshine here, but for those who might be, we have a perfect card to send your way!
This cutie is an adaptation of one I made before, but we chose to make it a little cleaner and do White on White for the current Simon Says Stamp Challenge. We love this cute little scene, and thought that it was perfect for one of our Cards Of The Month for the lovely ladies who get one of our cards in the mail each month. We love using our new PTI dies and of course, my favorite, Lawn Fawn stamps!

Well, I hope you all enjoyed your short time with us! I am gonna enjoy this 90 degree weather! Such a cool front! :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hoppin' Good Birthday

Good morning, everyone! I hope your week has gotten off to a great start.

Today, I have a super cute card to share with you that is a part of our new Simply Birthday pack. The entire card is based around a sketch - the Week 1 Viva la Verve sketch for August, to be precise. After admiring our creation when finished, we also realized that it works for the current Wee Memories Dare to Color challenge - after all, there are certainly more than 4 colors going on here!

Knowing that we were designing a birthday card, we wanted the colors to be bright & cheerful so we began digging through our patterned paper stash. That's when we found this adorable fish paper, which got our wheels turning ... the sketch lent itself perfect to an ocean scene! And we just happened to have some really cute ocean-themed, glittery foam ... and, well, you can see what happened from there. We used some new PTI dies to make the sun and we pulled in a strip of cork to give illusions of the sand on the beach.

When all was said and done, Whitney and I were both over the moon with how c-u-t-e, CUTE this card turned out! I would love to get this in my mailbox. Wouldn't you??

Thanks for swimming by today!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Party Hats!

Good Thursday Mornin' Y'all!

It is HOT HOT HOT here in North Texas, so Susan and I are staying cool inside while working on some more fun projects. We have lots of orders, which is great, and just got our biggest one delivered the other day, so YAY! It is nice to check things off the list, and it seems like we are on a roll. We are almost done with our new Simply Birthday Pack and this is one of the cute cards we are adding to the mix. It is CAS which is my usual style, and bright and cheery which makes me happy. We thought we would pick a plethora of colors for this one-layer wonder, going right along with Wee Memories' current challenge #63 Dare to Color.  The initial inspiration came from Chupa's recent post here. The party hats worked great as solid colors, and the sentiment just "sang" to us! :) We thought the music notes from Lawn Fawn's 'Teeny Tiny Backdrops' really brought to sentiment to life. It just makes me wanna sing the whole song...which I did....while making this card!

Well ladies, I know Susan has an ADORABLE card to share tomorrow, so we hope to see you back! Thanks for stoppin' by, and stay cool!