Saturday, November 28, 2009

I'm Unscripted

It's Saturday and it's time for Unscripted Sketches, but I'm taking the week off. So head over and see what everyone else has created for you and be sure to play along too!

Hopefully I can get my tree up today........falalalala!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

On your birthday

Good morning! It's an amazingly beautiful morning here in NH, and though I'll take advantage a bit and do some things around the yard I'm hoping to find time to head to the basement and create a bit. First a card for Unscripted Sketches to share today:

I loved this sketch and since we encourage everyone to flip it, rotate it and make it your own, I turned it and it came together on it's own. Don't you love when that happens? Check out what the rest of the DT created this week and then head to Unscripted Sketches to play along yourself. Have a fabulous weekend!


Thursday, November 19, 2009


Karen's Doodles has finally launched, along with the Doodle Divas Gallery featuring a Bigsby creation by me (card I posted HERE) and many projects by some other talented ladies. The site is a work in progress, but the images that have been shared so far are just fabulous. I can't wait to see all the other images Karen has because this mouse is too cute!


Saturday, November 14, 2009


Good morning! Every Saturday I have my Unscripted Sketches post but today is special because it's also a stop on the hop for the Operation Write Home Veteran's Day blog hop. Whether your here for the sketch or the hop I hope you'll take time to check out my card and leave some love.

If you want to do the whole hop, be sure to start at the TOP OF THE HOP!

This week's sketch is a great one that I'll use again, whether for a card or a layout:

I had fun with the sketch making a retro Christmas card that will be an Any Hero card. While it's past the deadline to send in Christmas cards to OWH for heroes to write home, you can still write a message to a soldier so they get a holiday greeting.

I'm hoping this will brighten their day with all those shiny embossed ornaments, and a crazy tree! Be sure to head to Unscripted Sketches to see all the rest of the DT's amazing work and play along yourself, but there's lots more hopping to do so you may just want to bookmark it. You can also visit the DT by clicking on their names on my sidebar -------------> This week US is also welcomeing Heather to the team so show her some love while you're at it.

The next stop on the hop is Kay so head on over to see what she's got in store for you. Her cards are beautiful and she's got a great love for all the military in her heart so I can't wait to hop there myself. I also hear there's TONS of candy on this hop so I better get to it.....


Friday, November 13, 2009

Over the Top

How sweet to find this morning that Karen at Lilacs and Lupines (coincidentally my two favorite flowers) left me this blog award:

I'm supposed to answer some questions with one word (not easy) so here goes.....

1. Where is your cell phone? table
2. Your hair? wet
3. Your mother? LOVE
4. Your father? LOVE
5. Your favorite food? desert
6. Your dream last night? nothing!
7. Your favorite drink? coffee
8. Your dream/goal? happiness
9. What room are you in? middle
10. Your hobby? crafts
11. Your fear? unknown
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
13. Where were you last night? couch
14. Something that you aren't? rested
15. Muffins? blueberry
16. Wish list item? I-pod
17. Where did you grow up? Hooksett
18. Last thing you did? shower
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your TV? off
21. Your Pets? Melky
22. Friends? fabulous
23. Your life? fulfilling
24. Your mood? tired
25. Missing someone? Jake
26. Vehicle? Altima
27. Something you're not wearing? shoes
28. Your favorite store? AC Moore
29. Your favorite color? YELLOW
30. When was the last time you laughed? yesterday
31. Last time you cried? yesterday
32. Your best friend? LaurieBeth
33. One place that I go to over and over? Hallmark
34. Facebook? yes
35. Favorite place to eat? Longhorn

And I'm supposed to pass it on to 5 people, but I've seen many get it already (and I think someone else gave it to me) plus I'll be late for work if I take that time....but you are all Over the Top and deserve it so if you haven't gotten it yet grab it!

Don't forget that tomorrow is Sketch It Saturday for Unscripted Sketches and will also be the Operation Write Home blog hop. I'll be back in the AM for that!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Introducing Bigsby

In addition to a bit of rest and cleaning yesterday I happened to find time to finally make a card with this great digital image that Dawn recently shared with me.

This is Bigsby the Mouse, a digital image made by Dawn's friend Karen, and this weekend they are launching a site for these images. You can read more about it HERE. I love this mouse and had fun coloring him with my colored pencils. Nothing fancy for this first grade teacher! The picture doesn't show it well but I embossed the edge of the plate with gold--there's something about a plate with gold edges that says Christmas to me. Then I found this Cookies for Santa ribbon by chance at Michael's yesterday. It was meant to be!

If you have a sweet tooth like me (and this mouse) be sure to hop over the Patti's. Holy blog candy is all I can say! I'm off to reaquaint myself with the couch now...still not 100% so I better rest up a bit more.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sketch It Saturday

Is anyone else as excited as I am that today is Saturday??? That means another Unscripted Sketch to share, this one courtesy of the very talented Keri Lee. Of course I took liberties with the sketch and eliminated one element but if you don't tell I won't either.

I used one of the Christmas tags on this card, and kept it simple with the fun striped paper reminding me of old time Christmases. Well, at least how I imagine them! Be sure to head over to Unscripted Sketches to check out this week's sketch, see the rest of the DT's fabulous work and don't forget to stop and wish Steph a Happy Birthday! (especially since my card to her will be late!)

Next Saturday not only will I be sharing an Unscripted Sketches card, but I'll also be part of a HUGE blog hop for Operation Write be sure to come back and check it out next week!



Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas tags

I've been holed up at home all week (except for the morning I THOUGHT I was healthy) and have hardly anything creative to show for it. Just a couch that forever has the indentation of my sick, napping body. I did manage to make some Christmas tags from my aunt's RAK last night, mainly because it required a bit of glue and not much energy.
Some of these definitely will be adorning presents under the tree and homemade goodies, but I think I'll use some of them for Christmas cards. I just love the sparkle and hate for it to be thrown out with the wrap! But that is a project for another day because I'm wiped out and need to get some rest. I'm attempting to go to school tomorrow, knowing I have the weekend to recover. Be sure to come back Saturday for a fun Unscripted Sketch!

PS-How about them Yankees!!!!! 27 world championships now, more than any other sport franchise EVER!