Papertrey Ink

Somedays you have to make certain cards...

Cards that really don't leave that warm, fuzzy, feeeling inside. Know what I mean? It's not the card itself, it's WHY you had to make the card. 

A friend of mine, from work, just lost her Mom to Alzheimer's Disease. It was terrible to watch her, watch her Mom disappear. I mean, can you imagine, your Mom, who raised you, loves you, brings you joy, isn't able to recognize you one day? Isn't able to communicate or remember who she was married to, where she lived, what she did for a living or that you are her daughter?

Someone that was so vibrant in so many ways and then BAM within a couple of years, it's all gone. You don't even know if there is someone inside anymore. Are they just a shell? Can they hear me? Terrible, absolutely terrible.

I think of my parents and I am so blessed that they are mine. I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like without them. I love them. Absolutely adore them. Sigh...

Okay, let me show you this card...


My friend Dana came up with the layout and then I did my own thing with it (colors, etc). I love how it turned out but I hate that I had to make it. :( 

WHAN, I am going to go. This post has made me sad & I don't want to be sad. I want to be glad, happy, excited, etc. So I am calling it quits for the night. I hope you all have a wonderful evening. I will see you tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!



card deets: 

  • stamps: Papertrey Ink & Stampin' Up!
  • paper: Grey, Yellow & Fancy Pants
  • inks: Momento Black
  • misc: Satin Ribbon 

Walking Dead is on and my TV is being held hostage...

by my husband. UGH! He's watching the Dallas Cowboys/Washington Redskins game. Dallas is up 21 to 9 but it's the 3rd quarter & well, we all know how Tony Roma likes to throw the lead in the 4th quarter. Just sayin...

So what did you do today? Anything fun? I did. I went over to my friend Dana's house & stamped the day away. It was AWESOME and I was oh so productive!! Yippee!!

I really wanted to try out this new background die from PTI. I was not disppointed. That die is the BOMB!! It looks great all by itself. It took me forever to figure out what I wanted to put with it. I am going to have to search the web for some ideas. 

Can you find Persephone? Keep looking. She's on the card. Small, but sweet! :) 

I think it's time for me to cool these jets. I am pooped and I have to go to work tomorrow. Shouldn't I be on fall break or something?? Oh yeah that was over 20+ years ago. Sheesh. Growing up is no fun. Boooooooooooo!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Psst...27 more days till Gracie gets here!! :) 

Card Deets: 

  • Stamps: All from Rosie's Roadshow
  • Paper: Kraft, Red, Cream & DP from My Mind's Eye
  • Inks: Black & Copics
  • Misc: Background die from Papertrey Ink, Tag die from Quickutz & Ribbon

Did you know that yesterday was National Coffee Day?

Holy coffee beans! That's got to be one of the best holidays EVER!!! LOL 

In light of this very special day, I have a week of coffee cards in store for you. Are you ready? If not, hurry up! 

I had to play with my Latte Love set from PTI. I mean c'mon, is that not the perfect set or what??? 

Someone has been posting a bunch of kraft on kraft layered cards lately. I can't remember where I saw them or I would give proper credit but they did inspire me to make the above card. Love that look, don't you? Saaaahhhhhh-weet!

Alright folks, I am off like a prom dress. Big day for me today. It's my Happy Birthday and I am celebrating the big 4-2! Happy Birthday to me! LOL

Have a cup of coffee for me & celebrate with me, won't you?? 

Have a super day!



Card Deets: 

  • Stamps: Latte Love from Papertrey Ink
  • Paper: Kraft, Red & Naturals
  • Inks: Brown Momento, Red & Copics
  • Misc: Twine & Glitter Pen

Havin' a little change up today!!

Taking a quick break from Rosie's Roadshow. I promise to get back to RR, I do. I just need to post this one card & then I will get back to rockin' those Rosie cards!! :)


I think this is one of the funnest sets from SU!. I haven't used it in forever and well, I decided to dust it off & put it to use. This is the card that I ended up with by the time I was done. Yep, another simple & quick one, but fun none the less! Love the color combo too! :) 

Hope you have a fun Friday! See you tomorrow!


Card Deets:

  • Stamps: Stewpot Pals from SU!
  • Paper: Pumpkin, Apricot, Turquoise & White
  • Inks: Black Momento & Copics
  • Misc: Die from Papertrey Ink

Doin' some brewin'...

Fun brewin' that is, check it out...

I haven't finished the inside of the card but I am thinking of putting "for your birthday" or "on your birthday," what do you think? 

Card deets: 

  • Stamps: Heart 2 Heart Mini #1 from Papertrey Ink, saying from a*muse
  • Paper: Kraft, Red, Cryogen White & Cosmo Cricket (I think)
  • Inks: Riding Hood Red & Tuxedo Black
  • Misc: PTI Die (coffee cup)



- I am trying my hand at some new "Low Carb" recipes today. I made a Low Carb Cheesecake with a crust made out of Pecans and I plan on making some Zuchinni noodles with a Low Carb Alfredo sauce for dinner. I am pretty stoked with the results so far. 

- Laundry is well under way & almost done. Thank goodness! I still don't understand how two people can have SO MUCH laundry. I can't imagine what it would be like if we added a kid to the mix.

 - Robert got Libby to swim on her own today in the pool. It was ahhh-mazing!! I am so bummed my niece, Audrey, wasn't here to see it. We tried so hard to get Libby to swim on her own during her time here and then Robert plays in the play with her for an hour & gets her to do it? BUMMER.   

- I made a couple of cute cards today and am getting ready to make a couple of more. I can't wait to share them with you!!

All right, I guess I better hit the road. I have to get dinner started before 

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starts. Yes, we LOVE shark week. LOL

Any who, thanks for stopping by!!


Dude, you're my brother...

Happy Freakin' Birthday!!!

Today my baby brother turns 39. WOOHOO!! Can you believe it? Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday we were having peanut butter & water fights in the house. (Sorry Mom, but it's true. We cleaned up before you got home though, aren't you proud??? LOL)

Karrie, Kevin & Trina


I have the best siblings EVER! Thank goodness my parents decided they needed another tax deduction after me. LOLOL

Anywho, I made this card for my brothers birthday...

My Sister had purchased a card with this saying on the front and "Happy Freakin' Birthday" on the inside so I copied the sayings & made him my version of the same card. He liked it, or at least, that's what he said on the phone yesterday.

Yes, just for the record, I was able to send out a card & have it to it's intended party EARLY!!! LOL  Wonders never cease to amaze, huh??? :) 

Card deets: 

  • Stamps: PapertryInk
  • Paper: Blue, Red, Gable Green & White
  • Inks: Blue, Red, Tourqouise, Yellow, Green & Black
  • Misc: Border die, embossing folding, arrow die, brads & computer font for sayings

Alright, I think that's a wrap for now. Have a SUPER SUNDAY!! Happy Birthday my Brother!! And...thanks for stopping by!!


You do realize, Christmas is right around the corner, right?

The thought of that FREAKS ME OUT!! I mean, sheesh, where did the year go?? It was here and then it was gone like...THAT! Waaah-BAM!

That being said, guess I better get going on those Christmas cards, eh? Yep. Who knows, I might even get them out on time. Don't hold your breath though, lord knows, my family won't!! LOL


Super simple & super easy, just the way I like it. And yep, those are semi-straight lines sewn on that card. Tahhhhh DAHHHHH!!!

Card deets:

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, Vanilla & background paper is from...oh gees, I forgot. Sorry about that...yikes...
  • Inks: Brown, Rose Red & Handsome Hunter
  • Misc: Ribbon, Button, Stickles & my incredible sewing skills... LOL

Oh hey, guess what? It's FRIDAY!!!  Wootsmiley

Have a happy my friends!!


I am thankful for...

YOU! Thank you for continuing to visit my blog even though I pratically fell off the face of the earth. I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate it! :)

And...because I can...this card is for YOU!


Card deets:

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink
  • Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip & Kraft
  • Inks: Brown & Pumpkin Pie
  • Misc: Waterbrush, button & Orange Divine Twine

Hope you all have a FANTASTIC Thursday!!

See y'all later!


Mass produced...

You can ask my friend Dana, I hardly EVER mass produce cards. I don't know why, I just don't. The most I make of one design is maybe... two. When I was on a design team I used to make three, one for me, two for the company. 

But Monday? I made SIX of one card!! WHOA NELLY!!! It was a record for me. I guess it was because 1. it was a super easy card & 2. because I have so many thank you cards to send out, it isn't even funny! LOL

So there you have it. My super easy, super cute Thank You card. Hope you like it!

Card Deets:

  • Stamps: All from Papertrey Ink
  • Paper: Cosmo Crikect DP, White & So Saffron
  • Inks: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron & Wild Wasabi
  • Misc: Ribbon & Sizzix Die


Have a happy!


You're so sweet...

when you want to be. LOL  That's what the inside of the card should say. Wouldn't that be hysterical? I know a few people I could send a card like that to. :)


This is another card from my time over at Dana's. Next I will be posting my father's day cards I have been working on. I still have to finish one and then they are off in the mail. I doubt they will get to my Dad & Jim on time but hey, at least I tried. Right? Right!

  • Stamps: PapertreyInk
  • Paper: Lemonade by Basic Grey
  • Inks: Black & Green
  • Misc: Twill, Buttons, Linen Thread, Scallop Die from QK

Well people, sorry for the quick post but I have to jump in the shower. Work is expecting me for 12 hours today. Isn't that so nice of them to want them to spend so much time with me? I love my job, I love my job, I love my job...blah, blah, blah.

Thanks for stopping by!