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Memorial Day Sale at mygrafico

For today (Monday, May 31st) only, mygrafico is having a Memorial Day sale. All products in the shops are 30%. This would be the perfect time to pick up some digital stamps sets or SVG files from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.

If you like the strawberry preserves card that I made last week, it is from Lindsay's Pretty Primative digital stamp set. It also includes cherries which are very trendy right now.
Sew Pretty is another fun, trendy set filled with cute sewing items. I made this card with it.

If you are looking for a patriotic set for summer and the Fourth of July, the Patriotic Collection would be perfect. The sale price is also on the new files. (Check out Most Tools for Father's Day) Have a safe and happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all the men and women in the armed forces!

Thankful with Sentimental Sundays

I am going to keep this post short and sweet. It is the Memorial Day holiday weekend here in the United States and I am sure you have fun things planned

This week's theme on the Sentimental Sundays Challenge blog is "Thankful". I decided to make a card for my daughter's teacher. I broke out my brand new pad of Thrift Shop paper from October Afternoon. I LOVE this paper. (I was excited to hear that Archivers is going to start carrying October Afternoon! Woohoo!)
I was inspired to pair up the sunny yellow paper with the black & white polka dot paper after seeing this photo for the EtsyInspired Challenge.

I also prettied up the inside.

Please join us and share your "Thankful" cards for a chance to win some wonderful digital sentiments from Raindrop Echo Designs. Stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to see the rest of the inspiration from the DT and to download this week's free sentiments.

Take a moment to remember our fallen heroes this weekend. If you woul…

Silver & Gold Challenge with Meljen's Designs

I made this card for Memorial Day which is quickly approaching. My original intent was to use this card to write a thank you note to our troops and post it to them through Operation Write Home. But then I spaced out and used glitter on the card which is not allowed for OWH cards (due to safety concerns). Since we usually have troops home on leave in our local Memorial Day parade, I will try to remember to bring it along and hand deliver to some one.

The new challenge on the Meljen's Designs Inspiration & Challenge blog is "Silver & Gold". I have silver brads and used a gold glitter pen on the little stars. This dove is Stars & Stripes Dove from the new Meljen's Release, In Loving Memory. These images can be purchased individually or in the set at a discounted price in the Meljen's Designs digishop. Remember you also have the option to create your own pack of 2 or 5 of your favorite images to get a discounted price. Here is a peak at the In Loving Memor…


Don't these strawberries look yummy! I could use some of these preserves for my toast this morning. Mmmmmm.....
I just bought these cute October Afternoon papers and could not wait to pair them up with this yummy image from Lindsay's Stamps Stuff. This image is one of the 9 images included in the Pretty Primative digital stamp set.

You can click HERE to see my Meljen's Designs challenge post.

Take a moment to check out the rest of the eye candy from the LSS DT.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cindi Hooks
Karin Martin
Leanne Garner
Lisa Jurecek
Margie Visnick
Melissa Craig
Micki Harper
Rebekah Doak
Rhonda Walker
Shannon Neparko
Tamara Bennett
Tracey Allen

Challenges for this card:
Daisy Doodles - Anything GoesEasy Craft Projects - ButtonsIncy Wincy - Button UpLucy's Challenge - DigitalPenny's Challenge - Fruit or Veggie themeStamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Week 41 - SketchSweet & Sassy Digi Day - #20 Patterns O'plentyTotally Papercrafts - Photo inspiration …

Meljens Designs & Tuesday Morning Sketches

Meljen's Designs is sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches this week. Play along for your chance to win some Meljen Designs images.

Here is a peek at the sketch.

I am bummed that I won't be able to play along this week because I am traveling for work, but I hope you will get the chance to join in. Be sure to check out the challenge details and link up your creation at Tuesday Morning Sketches.Stop back on Thursday for both my Lindsay's Stamp Stuff and Meljen's Designs DT posts.Psssttt... You still have time to join in the Sentimental Sundays Get Well challenge too!

Pizza for you!

Okay, maybe not a pizza, but a pizza box. I made this pizza box to hold the "Get Well" card I made for the Sentimental Sundays challenge. I am planning on mailing the card in a padded envelope but I wanted to add an extra layer of protection.

When I was practicing making roses (tutorial HERE), I made a few extra. I decided to use them on the box although they might get crushed in the mail.

I still have to clip the ribbon. I don't want to clip until I am ready to mail it in case I need to make any adjustments.

Have a great day!

Challenges for this card:
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Ribbons & BowsJust Us Girls - JUGS 34 template challengeSimples Doodles - Anything but a card


Stamps: Close to My Heart Amore Lowercase lettersPapers & CS: Close to My Heart Perfect Day paper pack, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, misc. cream card stockInks: Close to My Heart ChocolateTools & Embellishments: Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (sized W 11.6 x H 6.3 for 5x5 card), …

Paper Roses.....

Do you remember that song from Marie Osmond? I know, I know, I am probably aging myself but every time I see all the paper roses every one is making on their projects, this song runs through my head. Well, at least this one lyric does. I really don't remember the rest of the song. I only remember hearing it play on the radio in the kitchen while my mom was cooking breakfast when I was a kid. So after watching this video by Lollychops I thought I would try my hand. I know a lot of other tutorials on making these are out there in blog land, but I found this one the most useful.

The theme this week on the Sentimental Sundays Challenge blog is "Get Well". I took the opportunity to make a get well card for my boss who is on medical leave. I hope this will brighten her day a little bit.

And here is a look at the inside.

I hope you will join in on our Get Well challenge. Stop by the Sentimental Sunday Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT is up to and pick up your free d…

Sew Happy!

I'm sew happy with the way this card worked out! I think my mojo is back!

I am not much of a sewer (translate that to sewing on a button is pushing the limit of my skills) but I love all the sewing themed cards that I have seen on the blogs and forums lately. Of course I am partial to Sew Pretty from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.

I used the buttons from Sew Pretty to decorate the inside of the card too. (Sorry, I just noticed a little bit of the pop dot sticking out. I don't have time to retake the photo but I did fix it up.)

Updated 5-21-10: I am so excited. My card got a mention for the Just Us Girls color challenge!

Please take a moment to see what the rest of the DT is up to.

Lindsay Weirich (Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cindi Hooks
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Leanne Garner
Lisa Jurecek
Margie Visnick
Melissa Craig
Rebekah Doak
Rhonda Walker
Shannon Neparko
Tamara Bennett
Tracey Allen

Thank you for looking! Have a great day!


ABC Challenge - Unused StashCard Patterns - Sketch 64Craft…

Ahhhh, Bliss......

This kitty just looks so happy sitting outside, in the sun. (I think I am a bit envious!) Let's all play hooky today and go enjoy the beautiful weather. . I don't have a lot of chit chat today. I just wanted to get this cutie off my work table and onto a card. I also took the opportunity to use up some scraps and odds & ends. (Thank you Scrap-It-Girl for the ticket!) . Don't forget you still have time to enter the Meljen's Designs Flowers & Blooms challenge. On Thursday there will be a new challenge and a new release. (I've seen it and LOVE it!) . I hope you have a great day. Thank you for looking!
. Challenges for this card: Clearly Inspired -FlowersDaisy Doodles - Mother's Day or FlowersDrunken Stampers - #16 Use your scrapsEasy Craft Projects - SpringFab & Funky - Make it yourself embellishmentsFashionista Friday - Rain or Shine (I chose Shine!)GingerSnap Creations - Pencils (colored with Prismacolor pencils)KL Stampin & Scrapin - Show our animal frie…

Sentimental Sundays - New Beginnings

This my first post as a member of the Sentimental Sundays Design Team. I am in awe of the creativity and talent of the ladies on this team. It will be fun to push myself to measure up to their talents.

We are already changing things up. The Sentimental Sundays challenge will now be weekly instead of bi-weekly. That will give you more opportunities to play along with us.

The theme for our challenge this week is "New Beginnings". I chose to make a card for the administrator of my daughter's school who will be retiring at the end of the school year. When my daughter gets teary-eyed about Mrs. Wright's eminent retirement, I remind her how happy we should be that she can retire in good health and at a young enough age that she will be able to enjoy herself. Her retirement is the beginning of a new stage in her life; one I hope she enjoys. It is also a new beginning for the school with a new administrator.

The card above is actually the second card I made. In case it is diffi…

Did I hear "Cupcakes"?

Marlene, from Disguised as a Grown-Up, drew this stinkin' cute chef which was the freebie this week at The Digi Shack. What a gal! She can crack me up, make awesome cards and now she creates digis too. . See that cute paper in the back ground. I snagged it from my daughter's stash (after asking of course). Boy it sure felt good for the shoe to be on the other foot - usually she is digging into my crafting stash. . Well it's getting late and I need to hunt down something to satisfy my sweet tooth since we don't have any cupcakes in the house. . Thank you for looking! Have a great week end! . Challenges for this card: The Digi Shack MMFF The Digi Shack - Sketchbook Wednesday365 Cards - Day 73 Tri Colored (Blue, Brown, White)ABC Challenge - Unused stash (my daughter's unused stash in this case)Charisma Cardz - Sweet Treat (cupcake BG paper)Creative Challenge - Blue & BrownDare U 2 Digi Stamp - Anything GoesPaper Play Challenges - Brown & another colorRosie D's - …

Flowers & Blooms with Meljen's Designs

The theme for the sixth Meljen's Designs challenges is Flowers and Blooms. Although you are not required to use a Meljen's Design image, the new "In the Garden" release would be perfect. This release will be available in the digi shop today.

If your read my other post today, you know that I was in a bit of a creative funk this week end. I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up some new paper. Sometimes you just need some new goodies to play with to get you going.

Please be sure to join us for in our Flowers & Blooms challenge. You can get the details on the challenge and see more inspiration from the DT HERE.
Be sure to also see my Lindsay's Stamp Stuff post today. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges: Annabelle Stamps - ABSC021 sketchClearly I Stamp - FlowersCrafty Calendar - The Great Outdoors with an extra option of bugsCreatalicious - Flowers & WingsFlutterby Wednesday - Paper piecing (w/ a butterfly)I Did It Creations - Card challenge #5 May FlowersInky Impressions

Under the Weather? Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

This past weekend when I was working on my DT cards, I was seriously lacking mojo. I was really struggling to create anything. Since I need some get well cards for several friends and family members, I decided to just push through and work on some cards for them. I skipped flowers and frills so I can use this for a man. Although the scalloped strip looks crooked above, it is straight. The card opens there and it is partially open making it look crooked.

This picture shows the opening a little better.
The umbrella is paper pieced using Puddle Fun. Check out how cute this set is. It brings a smile to my face every time I look at it.

Please be sure to stop by the rest of the DT to see their lovely eye candy and Lindsay will have a new freebie posted on her site. The DT posts will be up by 10 am ET. Leanne will be back with us next week.Lindsay Weirich(Owner & Stamp Designer)
Cheryl Gorka(DT Coordinator)
Cindi Hooks
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Lisa Jurecek
Margie Visnick
Melissa Craig
Micki Har…

Good News!

I am so happy to be able to announce that I am on the Design Team for Sentimental Sundays. I have been having the hardest time keeping it quiet. I am in awe of the team of talented ladies that Ann put together. She has also included a wonderful freebie with the announcement, so go check it out. There will be a new challenge every other Sunday. You still have time to get in on the current challenge "For That Some One Special". A new challenge will kick off on Sunday. I hope you will join us!

Happy Mother's Day!

mygrafico is having a 25% off sale in honor of Mother's Day. This includes the new Posies & Plant Pics and Box Bonanza files in the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff store. . . . Melissa of Meljen's Designs has posted a special Mother's Day freebie HERE. . . . Updated: Ann from Raindrop Echo Designs is celebrating her blogoversary. She has some wonderful Be Yourself sentiments posted for free download. You can also get the 411 on her blog candy. . . . Happy Mother's Day!

Tea-rrific Mother's Day with Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

I made this card for my husband's grandmother for Mother's Day. The cup is paper pieced using Lindsay's Tea-rrificdigital stamp set. I recently rediscovered this paper in my stash and love it. Unfortunately it has been discontinued. (Insert frowny face here.) My card looks much prettier in real life. The heart and leaves were sprayed with glimmer mist and are nice and sparkly. I messed around with it in Photoshop, but since I really don't know what I am doing, this is the best I could get it. Lindsay's Stamp Stuff is also now on Facebook. Go check it out and become a fan. Lindsay decided to combine her two DT's into one team that will post on Thursdays. This is our first week posting all together. I am so thrilled to be working with so many talented ladies. Please stop by their blogs and leave them some love. Lindsay Weirich(Owner & Stamp Designer) (Check her blog for her Thursay freebie)
Cindi Hooks
Erin Bailey
Jennifer Bliss
Karin Martin
Leanne Garner
Lisa Jure…

Meljen's Designs Rag Rabbits Trinkets

I recently found out that a friend of the family is going to be a grandma to a new baby girl soon. They are expecting her any day now. I made this card using Meljen's Designs Rag Rabbit's Trinkets to send to congratulate the new grandparents. . Be sure to check the Meljen's Designs Challenge & Inspiration blog on Thursday to see find out what the new challenge will be. . Thank you for looking! . Challenges for this card: All Sorts Challenge - AnimalsAly's Sunday Challenge - AnimalsCrafty Catz - SpotsDigi Doodles Shop Best - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - Pastel colorsIncy Wincy - Anything GoesLexi's Creations - AnimalsPaper Play Challenge - Pretty PastelsQuixotic Paperie - Oh BabyTotally Gojuss - In Stitches.Supplies:Images: Rag Rabbit's Trinkets by Meljen's DesignsPapers & CS: PaperTrey kraft CS, Georgia Pacific white CS, Sunday digital paper pack from Three Paper PeoniesInks: NoneTools & Embellishments: Prismacolor pencils & OMS, misc. la…

Ronnie Relaxing for a Cause

Crafty Emma is raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity in memory of her father. Paula from PollyCraft decided to help by drawing this special edition digi.

You can find out the details of Emma's fund raising efforts and how to purchase Ronnie Relaxing by clicking on the image above or by clicking HERE. Once you purchase Ronnie Relaxing, you can jump in on the challenge Emma is hosting. Thank you for looking!Challenges for this cardAll Sorts Challenge - AnimalsAly's Sunday Challenge - AnimalsCrafty Card Makers - DistressingDigi Doodles Shop - Anything GoesJust Us Girls - JUGS 31 SketchPile It On - Boyish ColorsQuixotic Paperie - How DistressingSpoonful of Sugar - Furry FriendsSupplies:Images: Ronnie Relaxing by PollycraftPapers & CS: Magic Moments paper pack from Close To My Heart, Georgia Pacific CS, PaperTrey kraft CS, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip CSInks: Distressed Inks in Tea DyeTools & Embellishments: Paper piercer, Stampin' Up chocolate chip mar…

Mother's Day with Sentimental Sundays

If you are my mother in-law, Pat, please close this.......

No peeking....


Tapping fingers....

Okay, here we go.

I created this card for Mother's Day and for Sentimental Sunday's second challenge "For that Someone Special". I am so blessed to live near my mother in law. She is a wonderful lady, active in the community, at the senior center, her church, and with her Red Hat ladies. She is smart and fun. She loves spending time with my daughter and often invites her over for an overnight stay (much to my husband's and my joy and appreciation.) I wanted to make sure I had a special card for her for Mother's Day. . I found this quote on The Quote Garden and printed it using MS Word. In case you have problems reading it in the photo, it says "Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs...since the payment is pure love." I wonder if the person was referring to SAHM's? I think all mom's are full-time mothers. Even when we are a…

Monsterously Good Birthday

I won the cute Critters & Cogs set from Polly Craft and could not wait to use it. Although I like all the images in the set, for some reason, this big hairy guy is my fav and I had to break him out first. I think he reminds me of "Where the Wild Things Are". So I made this birthday card for the son of a friend who is turning 6.

The "6" was made by using my Cricut and George cartridge out of an old cereal box. I love recycling!

Updated: mygrafico is having a sale for National Scrapbooking Day. 30% of everything until midnight tonight (May 1). Check out the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff store.

Thank you for looking! Have a wonderful week end.
Challenges for this card:
Creative Belli - BirthdayDigi Doodle Shop Best Challenge - Anything GoesEasy Craft Projects - use orangeIncy Wincy - One of my favoritesKL Stampin' N Scrappin' - Inside outPink Gem Challenge - special birthdaySophisticats - For a childStampin' For the Weekend - Inspired by one of your favorite bo…