Sunday, February 2, 2014


Card making is not my specialty, but lately I have been on a kick.  Here is a birthday card I made for my brother.  For this project I used papers from the Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad Bowties, a label sticker form Jillibean Soup, and Sizzix's Instant Photo Frame Die.  Thats it, just short and sweet.  Inside I made a pocket with the negative from the die and stamped it with Happy Birthday.  I hope he likes it.

As I said earlier in a previous post, I have been working on my design team submissions, and my craft room is a disaster.  I just love to share the effects of my creative tornado's:
 In the middle of all of it, I can see what remains of my McDonald's Diet Coke from last night, and all the rest of my nonsense.  That is OK, later today after Superbowl I will come in here and clean from top to bottom.  If I don't get in here today, I won't have time until Thursday after work, and I can't have disarray all week.  Oh no- step in now OCD.
Until next time my friends- you all have a great day. 

Jillibean Soup Design Team

I tried something new today...I actually tried out for a design team.  Jillibean Soup has a call for a design team and I thought I would throw my hat into the ring and try out for one of those desired spots.  They are looking for 2 layouts, 2 cards, or 1 project.  Not too bad right?  Well here is what I submitted:



I am so proud of myself for actually trying out for something.  Yay Shell! This is going to be a new year for me.  I am actually going to put myself out there and try out for some design teams and submit a few layouts for publication.  Not sure if it will go anywhere, but it really does feel good to try.

One of the things about paper crafting is that we all have different styles, and diversity is welcome.  I love and appreciate all the original thoughts and designs I see out there.  There is no wrong way to craft, and there should never be any pressure to conform or feel embarrassed when things come out less than perfect.  Everything I create is for my personal albums, or for my friends and family who already think I am pretty creative and talented.  =)

Well thank you my friends for taking a look at my submission. If any of you are interested, the design team call is still open- so I encourage you to try out.  You never know unless you try!

Thats all for me.  I need to hurry up and get myself ready.  Superbowl party at my dad's house in a few hours.  I don't know anything about football, I am just in it for the fellowship and the food..oh, and of course those wonderful commercials...and maybe for Bruno Mars.

Until next time my friends- have a great day.