Happy 30th Birthday Allie Cat!

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Yep, today is Allie's 30th Birthday! While I can't be there to celebrate like we did last year, I hope that she has a great time and her new hubby makes it special! This card was made with my "Use Your Stash Challenge: Coordinating Cards from Scraps" concept seen here.  After creating a scrapbook layout (oddly enough about Allie's bridal shower) I took the scraps to make a stacked birthday cake design for her 30th right then and there. (supplies: patterned paper and die cut strips: K&Company's Poppyseed collection, Chipboard Number: Heidi Swapp) ... Continue Reading...

30 Before Thirty – the results!

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Well today's the day, I'm 30! In June 2010, I launched my "30 Before Thirty" list of 30 realistic things I wanted to do, that just required a little motivation. (inspired by Making It Lovely's 30 Before Thirty list)  While I didn't accomplish all 30 items, I am happy with the progress I made and the things I was able to achieve during this time. First, let me share the ones I did: 1. Make a painting for my house. - DONE "create" painting for craft room, pollock style for bathroom 2. Throw an awesome party. - DONE. I know this my personal opinion but I enjoyed throwing our housewarming bbq last August so I consider this accomplished. 5. Become my own last name pet peeve. (explanation: my boyfriend's last name is a first name, which used to be my pet peeve) AS DONE AS I CAN ... Continue Reading...

Milestone Birthdays

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In the last two months, I've celebrated a few milestone birthdays with family and friends. 1, 18, 30, 50 and 90. I try my best, on these types of birthdays, to make them a special card for the occasion. Here are a few I came up with: D's grandfather, also known as "Poppie" turned 90 in October! Luckily, I had these older gentleman style stickers from an old Jolee's line to use as accents: My past roommate, whom I affectionately call my "wifey," turned 30: (supplies: patterned paper - Making Memories, Stickers - K&Company Handmade & Jolee's Parcel, # stickers - Pink Paislee) We went to our friend's kid's first birthday in early November: (supplies: Patterned paper: Martha Stewart Crafts, Punch - EK Tools, Elmo Sticker - Jolees) My aunt and godmother ... Continue Reading...

30 Before Thirty

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I was inspired by Making It Lovely's 30 Before Thirty list and decided to make one for myself. It's not about a bucket list or even a list of ridiculous things you can't really achieve. It's a list of things that are doable, but still require some inspiration and motivation. I officially "launched" my 30 Before 30 list June 2nd 2010, and today marks only 6 months for me to complete the rest of my list! Thought I'd share my list as inspiration and motivation to others to make a similar list! Make a painting for my house. - DONE "create" painting for craft room, pollock style for bathroom Throw an awesome party. - DONE. I know this my personal opinion but I enjoyed throwing our housewarming bbq last August so I consider this accomplished. Officially stop biting my ... Continue Reading...