Sparkle Creations Challenge #3

Friday again!!
Whew...this week has gone by fast!!
I have been stumped by this week's challenge...
all week I have been trying to come up with
a card using this weeks challenge!
This is the inspiration...
how does it inspire you?

This is how it inspired me...
I used the colors as inspiration.

I paper pieced her dress and the pistachio frosting
on the cupcake.
I don't know who makes this paper...I have had it
for over 3 years (yes...I have lots of paper that old)
I am still on my mission to use what I have.
Have a great day!
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Happy Thursday...
This is what I feel like doing all day!!!
relaxing in a field of flowers taking a nap!!!
Doesn't that sound wonderful?!
I woke up at 5:30 this morning and realized I didn't
have a card or anything scraped to post...
I jumped out of bed and this is what I came up with.

I grabed some scraps and an image and went to work.
I have a few layouts I am working on and hopefully
I can get them done and posted for tomorrow.
Have a great day!!
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For you...

Happy Hump Day!!
Another week almost gone!!
So, my favorite new stamps are from
Sparkle Creations!!
I sat and make 6 cards without images
I thought it would be easier to put cards together
then come back and pick an image I wanted
to color and use on a particular card.
This image was perfect for this card and
I love the colors!!

I have to say I am on a roll with using up all my
supplies that I have been stashing!!
I have buttons galore so, along with my scraps, they
are another must use!
I am off for my morning workout then I will be hanging
out with some of my workout girlfriends then it's
off to L.A. to look at a couple more Loft properties
(he's really wanting to move out there) and
then dinner at Flemings...our favorite place!!
See you tomorrow!!
Have a great day!
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Mojo Monday 149

Happy Tuesday!!
Today I will be scrapping with my good friend Sophia...
We usually meet once a week to get some scrapping done.
(she usually gets more pages done than me!!)
I hope to get down to business with some serious scrappin today!!
I have lots to catch up on.
Here is my take on this weeks Mojo Monday challenge.
I just love love love this little girl!! she is so sweet.
I used the last few papers from my basic grey stack.

I have become obsessed with card making these past couple of
weeks...It is easier and faster to make a card than
to scrap a layout!!
Have a great day.
See you tomorrow!
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Christmas Card Challenge #34

Happy Monday!!
I hope everyone had a great weekend.
I didn't get a chance to create this weekend but, I did
have fun!! *smile and a wink*

I got up first thing this morning to make my card.
For this weeks challenge Sparkle wants us to use a
wreath anywhere on our card.
This is what I came up with...I used some scraps
and a couple of buttons.

Of course I had to using my sewing machine...for some
reason I think my cards look better with some kind
of stitching on them.
Hope you have an AWESOME day!
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Christmas Wishes

Sorry I have been M.I.A.
I have spent the last couple of days hanging out
with my children and devoting more time to my
workouts...I am on a roll!! I have lost 12.5 lbs in the last
4.5 weeks!! I have really kicked my workouts into
gear to shed my last 10 lbs. I am doing Zumba (you gotta try it)
Jazzercise and running (my goal is to do a marathon).

I had this card layout done for a couple of weeks. It was
a bella sketch challenge and I never got around to playing.
When I first saw this image from Sparkle Creations I
knew I wanted to use her for a Christmas card.
Isn't she just perfect!!!

This was a very basic and easy card!! I've had her
stamped and cut out for over a week and couldn't wait
to use her. I should've waited and used her for
the Christmas Challenge but...she was calling my name!!
Hope you all have a great weekend.
~Hugs Pat
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Here's to you!

Here is the sketch for this weeks
Sparkle Creations rubber stamps challenge.
I had so many ideas running through my
head with this one!!

Here is what I came up with....
doesn't that drink look yummy!
I promise you it looks much better in person!
I love this is from DCWV

I am not thrilled with my coloring on this
image!! I couldn't get the look I was going
for (I had it in my head and couldn't put
it on paper!!) I think I colored 5 images before
I settled on this one...
Have a great day!!
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Through the years....

My brother-in-law called me and wanted to give
my sister a special gift for their 10th wedding anniversary.
So he asked me to make a scrapbook with pictures of them
since they started dating to current (he has been apart of
our family for 15 years)
I didn't take pictures of the whole book (I wish I would have)
here are a couple that I did take.
(this is not a good photo but you get the idea)

Their favorite song is Alan Jackson's...Remember when
so, I wanted to incorporate that into the scrapbook

I used a paper pack from DCWV so everything coordinated
it actually came out very nice and my sister
LOVED it!! she said it was the best gift he ever
gave her and for me it was a labor of love!!!
I think I ended up doing 18 pages.
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Mojo Monday on Tuesday...

Here is my card for this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge.
I can't seem to copy the sketch to my file...
I don't know why I am having so much trouble
with that...I used to be able to do it now when I
save it...I don't know where it goes even if
I rename and put it in a specific folder!!
Any suggestions?? Please help!!!

Anyway, the sketch was a bit challenging for me!
Since I don't really use circles (once I do then I
really like them).
I used CTMH paper and the images are from
the dollar bin at Michael's (I love that spot)
Have a terrific Tuesday!!
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Christmas Card Challenge #33

Happy Monday!!
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
Here is the inspiration for this weeks challenge.

And here is my card...
Christmas stockings always make me think of
a fireplace with stockings hanging.
That is one of my favorite christmas decorations!!
And it is usually the first thing I decorate during the
holidays and the last one I take down.

Have a creative day!!
See you all tomorrow.
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Happy Sunday!!
Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!!
Here is another card I made using a Sparkle Creations
rubber stamp. Isn't she ADORABLE!!!
This makes me want to be at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas
floating down the lazy river!!! (love that place)

The paper is CTMH, the sentiment is CTMH and I used
misc. flowers. I love the purple and hot pink color combo.
Now I have to go play in the Christmas challenge.
Enjoy your day...
See you all tomorrow.

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You Rock!!

Here is another one of my new stamps from
Sparkle Creations...isn't he cute!!
This is Turntable Josh. I made this card for my
nephew...his birthday is tomorrow. I don't normally
make masculine or boy cards but, I love this little
guy!! as soon as I saw him I new I had to have him.
(, I had to have all her stamps!! I LOVE them!!)
Go check them out @
you will want them all!!

The paper I used is all from CTMH and of course I am
trying to use up my embellies so I used buttons
I have tons of them and don't really use buttons. I am
forcing myself to step out of my box.
Have a super Saturday!!
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I made this card using all scraps!!
I have decided to along with using up all my scraps
I should use up all the pre- stamped and swapped
images I have. I even have images I've colored and
have not used (I am bad!!! such a pack rat).
I have two plastic bins FULL of scraps and two
tins full of images that have not even been touched!!

It has been hotter than hot here...(wish I had a pool!!)
I will be doing nothing but sitting in my scrap room ALL
day creating and trying to stay cool!
Hope you all have a fabulous day!!
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Anything Summer...

I am so happy!!!
(I am doing the snoopy dance)
This week is Sparkle's first challenge with her
new stamps...
This week's challenge is Anything Summer!!
Isn't this the perfect image for a summer card?!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE all her new stamps...(hurry go
check them out and buy them up!! they are SUPER cute)
I used up some scraps (I am still trying to get rid of that
scrap is never ending!!)

I love these colors!!
Hope you all have a nice day!!
I'm off to play with my new stamps!!
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Mojo 147

Here is my take on this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge.
This card is very out of the box for me...
I have a ton of those little dollar stamps you get
from Michael s (and never use) well, I used them
on this card (that's a first for me)
I love all the different cupcakes and they were the
perfect size!!
The paper is from CTMH. This is a pretty basic still took me awhile to put it together.

Sentiment is from Michael s dollar bin too!!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
See you tomorrow!!
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Christmas card challenge #32

Happy Tuesday!!
Here is my card for this week's Christmas
card challenge...the challenge this week
is to use stitching on your card (real or faux).
This is what I came up with (one my new favorite
images and sentiments) I
I have also challenged myself to use up
all the images I have received from swaps.
(sorry I don't remember who sent me these
fun ladies...but thank you!! I love them).

I have become very fond of stitching on my
cards and scrap layouts. I keep my
sewing machine next to me at times!
Have a terrific Tuesday!!
See you all tomorrow!
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Family Time...

I sometimes like to use kits to help get me caught up...
I love all the rub ons that came with this one. This is from
Lisa Bearnson family kit.

These are some of my favorite pictures...
I love that I still have my grandmother and that my
children have her in their lives.

Hope you all had a great weekend!!
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Baseball layout

One of my favorite things to do...
go to Dodger baseball games!!!
This layout is from my CTMH reflections book.
I forget how fast and easy it is when you have a sketch
and cutting instructions!!! I will have to bring my idea
books out more often.

page one close up...
I did my title on the computer.

some fun pictures of our day.

This was a fun and exciting series (LA v NY)
Hope you are having a great weekend.
See you tomorrow!!
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