Saturday, October 26, 2013

Race for Cure

It was a brisk 45 degree morning here in Des Moines but nothing better than going for a 3 mile walk with your best friends.  Thanks for all your support! Team Mardi Grau Rocks!!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dimensional Leaf Challenge

Today I had a little inspiration from Make It Monday over at Papertrey Ink.  The challenge was to make a dimensional wreath.  In her video Melissa said something about coloring the leaves with pinks and purples.  This of course made me think of the pink ribbon and I wondered if I could fashion a pink ribbon out of leaves?  I think it turned out pretty good.  I used my new leaf die/stamp from "Nuts for You" and the sentiment from "Faith & Hope" sets.  I think this could be my last ribbon card of the month but you never know. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fight Like a Girl

With Race for the Cure this week end I made some cards to send to my team as a thank you.  The sentiment and the ribbon came from the free Amuse set.  I did have to buy the die that matched the ribbon.  I really like the grey and pink together.  What do you think?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Silhouette Tag Challenge

The Silhouette blog has a weekly challenge and this is the first time I decided to participate.  It was an easy challenge and that's why I decided to try it today.  It was to make a tag. I made this fall tag with 3 free images I got from them ( Tag, Falling back into school, Treat bag) and a font I bought (LD demaure). I inked it up, sprayed it and had to add some stickles too.  It will work perfect for a little gift I'm going to give a friend.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Silhouette Suits

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my silhouette machine.  I made this card for a friend who lost 45 pounds dieting and for exercise swimming.  I'm so proud of her I wanted to make a special card and was looking for some inspiration and found it with my silhouette.  I just thought these suits were so cute hanging on the line I had to use them.  I also had to add my latest obsession, sequins!

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Well since this is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I just got my new stamp from Amuse I am going to post a card I lifted.  I actually lifted it from Linda over at
Her card is very cute and I could not resist a lift.  She also has a lot of other amazing cards using the same stamp set so go check it out.  And remember that yearly mammograms save lives - it did mine.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Happy Haunting

Every year I have a costume party and this is my invite card for this year.  Usually I but a new stamp set but this year I used what I have.  Can you imagine that?  I did have to buy some new paper.  Just love the hexagons. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

i pick you

This card is a lift from a card I saw in an old Cards magazine. Of course they used a butterfly!  I just love washi tape and the polaroid's are fun too. Any time I can use my silhouette it makes me happy.  Although, when I make a card without stamping anything I feel like I'm cheating.  But I do think this turned out cute.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Go Nuts

Oh how I love coordinating dies and stamps.  I just couldn't resist this little squirrel from Papertrey Ink.  He is so stinking cute.  I also lifted the design from them.  It turned out so cute I'm going to make some more and put them in the mail! Happy October everyone. 

Also since today is the first day of October all you hear about is breast cancer awareness month.  Maybe now that I have experienced it myself I feel like I can't look anywhere without a pink ribbon staring me in the face.  I am just not a pink gal but anyway Amuse Studio is giving away a free breast cancer stamp (3$ for shipping) They also have a matching die that you know I will be purchasing.  If you haven't seen Amuse I have a friend who is a rep. and you can check out her blog and all her cute cards at