Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Eve!

Happy New Years! I'm working so don't know that I'll be doing much celebrating - got the card for today and tomorrow and I'm sure we will be busy. But today I want to share a few things. First if you stop over at the Core'dination's blog you will see that we have a new color palette for January - I LOVE it! I found this sweet picture of my granddaughter and her boyfriend and had a great time. Then because I don't think I shared this page I had another page that I did for Core'dination's with my great-nephew, Brayden, during his Make A Wish visit with Santa. Such an adorable picture I couldn't wait to scrap it.

Then please come over and join us at Unscripted Sketches again this week for another sketch. I used some Echo Park on this one and a Smooches stamp.
Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a wonderful and safe New Year's!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve and Unscripted!

Well it's cold enough here to have the spirit of Christmas for sure! I'm going to enjoy the day as I'm working tomorrow. But that's ok - it's my first year back in STICU and I figured I would be drawing the short straws on holidays just didn't expect to get ALL of them. We will have a huge "family" dinner at work - hopefully it will be a quiet day but those are few and far between. I'm thankful for my wonderful family and really missing all the family Christmas's we have had in the past.
Today I have a card for Unscripted Sketches sketch. I used a Unity Stamp for this one - loose interpretation but this is what the sketch inspired in me.

Wishing everyone a blessed Merry Christmas - I'm still struggling to get out Christmas cards and since I made them I'm hoping the post office sends them on through even though they are a little bulky!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Core'dinations - My Favorite Things

Well I'm up today at the Core'dinations blog to show off one of my favorite paper lines - the Graphic 45. I used a combination of their papers and the Core'dinations Graphic 45 papers for this one and also did a card. Stop over at the Core'dination's blog - there will be lots of give aways!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Monday!

Hope you have a great start to your week. Brandy comes home from LA today - YEAH!!! Actually said she was ready to come home and was glad she moved back! SHOCK! Have a few things to share today and tomorrow I have some more of My Favorite Things with Core'dinations to share with you so come back and check them out.
First off since I made the Sketchabilities DT I just realized that they have a Cardabilities blog as well so went over to play along with their sketch this week as well. Haven't had a chance to do the layout yet but going to get to it as well.
I used some Echo Park paper here and a digital stamp (forgot whose) and a SRM sticker. Oh and just got the die cut from Die-namics for these little flowers!! Love them.

Next wanted to play along over at Less is More again this week - challenge was to use Music. This stamp was the only thing I had to go along with the theme so one more Christmas card. The stamp is a Rachelle Anne Miller from Paper Works Co., the cardstock is Glittersilk from Core'dinations.

Then this sketch caught my attention over at Once Upon a Sketch and I was inspired to made this page using the Jenni Bowlin Core'dination's Cardstock and these cute pictures of my grandkids.

Thanks for stopping by! Back to work tomorrow for two more days.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saturday and Unscripted Sketches

Well I'm working today so hope this comes up when it's supposed to. Here's my card for the Unscripted Sketches this week. Used some Smooches stamps and some Core'dination's cardstock for this one.

Then come over to see what the Design Team over at Core'dinations has in store for you for the next couple of weeks. We are bringing you "our favorite things". We have each picked some of our favorite lines of Core'dinations and done layouts and cards showing off what our favorite lines are. Today I have a layout using Pink Paisley cardstock and pp.

Thanks again for stopping by!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thurday and For Your Inspiration

Hope you are having a great week - this is my last day before going back to work. Brandy leaves this morning for a weekend in LA - going back to do a little dance and see her friends before leaving for school in January. I have loved having her home! Today I have a card for the new inspirational photo challenge over at FYI. PLEASE take time to go and check out what the rest of the design team has for you - they are FABULOUS cards! I'm amazed at being part of this DT - everyone is such a great inspiration!.

For my card I used some Core'dinations Glittlersilk and embossed it - then stamped with a LaBlanche stamp. The sentiment is from Smooches.

Thanks for stopping by and please join us with your inspiration from this photo!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wednesday cards

Well it's rainy and I can't get inspired to get anything done but play in here this week so here's a couple of more cards I made - into simple this week I think. Ran this morning in the mist - walked about 3 miles and then ran a couple or more home = sure I will pay for it but it felt ok at the time. Random brown lab tagged me just about a block from home and went along the entire time. VERY discouraging to be jogging along and look over and the dog is just walking fast.

First card is for the sketch over at CPS this week. Core'dination's Glittersilk collection on this one together with some Smooches stamps.

Then the next one is for the challenge over at Less is More. This time I used a favorite Christmas stamp I have from Penny Black - have you noticed how many adorable Snowmen stamps there are out now? The lettering stamps are from Smooches.Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


New Design Team

Introducing our new Design Team for our next term
January1-March 30th 2012
we have 4 returning designers-and 15 new Design Team Members

Aki Linuma - Japan
Helen Tilbury-South Africa-returning
Kim Kendell-Austrailia-returning
Leah Cameron-Austrailia
Linda Eggleton-Austrailia
Marilyn Rivera-Puerto Rico
Nina Stenzel-Germany
Regina Castillo-Philippines-returning

Check it out - I made the team! So thrilled to be a part of this.

Monday, December 12, 2011

My Favorite Things!

Design Team Favorite Things!

From now until Christmas Eve we are showcasing our Design Team’s Favorite cardstock. Each designer picked a few of their favorite lines and created some gorgeous projects for you showcasing why they love it so much.

Then, on that day, just by commenting on that post, you have the chance to win! AND some days we might be showcasing more than one line … like today! ;)

Here is how it works:

1.) We post every day. The following day we pick a winner and then start over so keep coming back!

2.) You have all day and night to post. Yes, you heard me! You can win up until the next day when I pick a winner when I get up. We want our international fans to be able to win and they are normally sleeping now ;)

3.) Want additional chances to win? Comment on Facebook and share the excitement on your blogs! If you share on your blog, come back here and link us up. Remember, you can do it every day for more chances to win!

4.) Please note: we will not be shipping to winners until the January due to the Holidays.

I'm a HUGE fan of the Amour line and Love working with it so here's what I have created for the show. First is the Core Amour Sable Collection.

Then this is with the Jenni Bowlin Red/Black collection - so much fun!
AND I have to say the Amour Onyx is my absolute favorite one.
AND this one just got published in the new Scrapbook Trends Family magazine.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by the Core'dinations blog as there will be some awesome prizes!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Monday and cards

Well I'm back to work for a day today but have a couple of cards to share that I made today for a couple of sketch sites. The first one is for Sweet Sunday. For this I used one of the new digi's from Designed 2 Delight. I used some My Mind's Eye papers for this one as well.

Then I did the sketch over at Card Patterns. For this one I used some more of the Core'dination's Glitter Silk and some Smooch's stamps. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday and

Well it's the weekend again! LONG day yesterday in the ICU. Not my patient but brought in a young man from trauma and when I saw those parent's faces I couldn't help but feel a fist in my gut - my worst nightmare with my son being 19 and you known invincible! Or so they think! Then after a fairly quiet day I get the HUGE trauma that came in about 5:30 - blood dripping off the stretcher as they bring the patient up and massive transfusion and code drugs going non-stop until I got relieved at 7. Then it's sooo hard to walk away and say it's the end of my shift and someone else takes over. Didn't realize how exhausted I was until I got home BUT sad as it is that's EXACTLY why I came back to ICU. As a critical care nurse it's just those tense hectic - blood on the floor huge trauma - team working as one - life-saving work and skills that makes it all worthwhile. Unfortunately trauma exists and I love being a part of a team working to save a life.
Now for more pleasant matters - here's my card this week for Unscripted Sketches. I used some of the awesome Gemstone Core'dination's collection for this as well as some My Mind's Eye tags.
Please join us this week and enjoy your weekend!
I hope you had a chance to get by this week over at Core'dinations. We had a spectacular week showing off what the Design Team created for you with the teaming of Basic Grey and Core'dinations. Scroll back through my postings this week to see what I created.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

More Core'dinations and Basic Grey!

Here's a few more projects I have done with the Core'dination's and Basic Grey - please stop over at the Core'dinations blog to see all the other fabulous projects that the Design Team has prepared for this week. This first one are two of my girls, Brandy and Kim.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday and Basic Grey/Core'dinations

Good Monday Morning!

This is going to be a GREAT week. Core'dinations is kicking of December with BasicGrey!

If you haven’t heard, we have a BasicGrey Core Impressions line that we just LOVE! There are TWO Core Impression packs in this line that are fabulous. The Whimsy Collection is full of bright colors and whimsical patterns that match BasicGrey papers and embellishments. And the Ornate Collection has beautiful blues, greens and pinks that coordinate with BasicGrey papers and embellishments as well. You will be seeing both of these collections in action this week along with LOADS of BasicGrey goodies, too!

Each pack has FOUR embossed patterns in FIVE colors totaling 20 unique sheets and we sell certain sheets individually as well.

And you know it wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t have a giveaway! We are giving away one of EACH of our BasicGrey Core Impressions lines!!!

You have a few ways to win this week.

1.) Leave a comment here on the Core blog all week long! Leave a comment everyday for up to FIVE chances to win!

2.) Head over to our Facebook page for another chance to win!

3.) Make your way over the BasicGrey blog for additionial chances to win, too!

I had so much fun with this collection - got me inspired to do so long put off Christmas pages. The first two are of my great-nephews, Brayden and his little brother, Cason. The last is of my oldest daughter, Kim's, great kids.

Thanks for stopping by - check out the Core'dinations blog as well as the Basic Grey Blog this week for more inspiration. I still have a few more things to share with this collection this week.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Saturday and Unscripted Sketches and Designed 2 Delight

This week over at Unscripted Sketches we have a really simple sketch going - please join us. I used some Core'dinations Gemstones collection for mine and some stickers from a My Mind's Christmas collection.

Then over at Designed 2 Delight this week we have a challenge going on to use glitter on our cards so I made this card using of Faith's cute images. Papers are My Mind's Eye.

Thanks for stopping by! Off to work this weekend - be back Monday!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday card

I did this for the Color Q challenge this week. I've had this stamp forever and never used it yet but it worked for this.
Thanks for stopping by. Back to work tomorrow - trying to motivate myself to get in here and finish painting the hall. It's a yucky drizzly day here.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy Thursday!

LOVE love love when I get three days off! Hate the cold though - talking myself out the door in the morning to work out is HARD! Usually end up doing it at the end of the day BUT I'm going this morning! Here's my page for the Inspirational Photo over at For Your Inspiration for the next two weeks. Something said layout to me on this one so that's where I went with it. This is my granddaughter, Madison. Cardstock is Core'dinations - Vintage and Black Magic collections.

The next is for the color challenge over at Core'dinations for November. Thought this one would stump me - I'm just a COLOR person but love how it came out. My grandson, Matthew, here - took some pictures from Kim's photos and are re-cycling them. Again - all Core'dinations cardstock here.

Thanks for stopping by!