May 30, 2013

Inspire Me Fridays 105 - Anything Goes!

Welcome to this week's Inspire Me Fridays link-up.
I'm excited to see what you have to share!

Here are our featured bloggers -

May 25, 2013

That's My Dad - U.S. Navy Scrapbook page

Welcome to the 
monthly blog hop!

starting @

This month the team will be featuring projects created using stamps from one of Joy's new sets, My Hero!

I created a scrapbook page -
That's my Daddy!

Joy's Life stamps  (My Hero)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Your next hop stop is Megan!

Have a blessed day!

Full hop list HERE!

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Supply list:
papers-MME (Complete Boy, 2009),
Joy's Life sentiment (My Hero),
Cricut Craftroom Freebies - banner, star
Cricut carts-
Going Places, pg 64 <anchor> cut @1½ inch
Plantin SchoolBook letters cut @ 2¼ inch.
Versamark ink & Ranger embossing powder.
Foam tape.

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May 23, 2013

Inspire Me Fridays 104 - Anything Goes!

Welcome to this week's Inspire Me Fridays link up!

So much inspiration at these 'to-do' list has turned into a journal! too fun!

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May 20, 2013

Owl Treat bags - Teacher Appreciation with a Twist!

Teacher appreciation with a twist!

Here's a fun idea
create little treat bags
for the teacher to give
to her students, saving
her time (and money) during 
the crazy/busy end of year season! 

Joy's Life sentiment set (Punny Animals)

There's room for the teacher to add her name if desired.

I created the base with brown cardstock, Spellbinders label and my Cuttlebug. The eyes are layered punched circles that I ran through my little Xyron, making them into stickers for easy attachment! I originally saw these on Pinterest but the source was unavailable to non members so I made up my own instructions. I really like how they turned out!
Spellbinder label eight dies,
Creative Memories circle punches 1½
", 1¼" & ¾"
Joy's Life stamps (Punny Animals)

Those little golden treats in the bags are Rolo candies. yum!
What are your favorite candies to share?

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I wrote this post while designing for Joy's Life!

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May 16, 2013

Inspire Me Fridays 103 - Anything Goes!

Welcome to Inspire Me Fridays!

Thank you all for linking up so many wonderful projects! 
You truly do inspire me!!!

Here are our featured bloggers this week-

May 12, 2013

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere - Home Decor

It's Five O'Clock somewhere!

Fun artwork from flea market finds!

flea market frames, Valspar paint,
Joy's Life semtiment stamps,
Me & My Big Idea chipboard stickers (flea market).

I painted a .75 cent frame with satin black Valspar spray paint. 
Attached my chipboard stickers to some textured cardstock, 
hand-sketched an outline around them and stamped my perfect 
sentiment! too fun!

I'm dedicating this project to my SIL; 
miss you, love you, wish I was there!!!

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May 9, 2013

Inspire Me Fridays 102 - Anything Goes!

Welcome to this week's 
Inspire Me Fridays linky party!

What an inspiration you all are, 
thank you so much for sharing!!

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May 7, 2013

Easy One-Pan Recipe - Pork Chops

I'm all about super easy recipes!

Although Spring has arrived, 
we are still experiencing some
cold dreary days. It was on one
of these days that I threw together
this recipe for the six of us. 

Roasted Pork Chop & Vegetables -

you'll need:
one head of cabbage
squash -(use your favorite)
pork chops
Italian dressing
roasting pan w/lid 
   (OR tin foil to cover)

cabbage, carrots, onions and squash

1.  chop enough cabbage to create a nice base layer in your roasting pan.
2.  slice carrots, onions and squash & layer over cabbage.
3.  place pork chops on top, side by side.
4.  pour Italian dressing over all.

pork chops and Italian dressing

Roast until pork chops are
thoroughly cooked and tender!

If you're feeding less than six people, 
you may want to use a small dutch
oven instead and adjust your food 

Here's another idea
with summer right around the corner, 
chop up your pork and combine it with
your veggies in a tin-foil pack for the

Do you like easy recipes? 

Then be sure to follow my
Easy Recipes Pinterest board! 

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May 5, 2013

Clean And Simple cardmaking with Joy's Life stamps - Cricut

Hope your day is amazing!

I enjoy sending "smiles" in the mail 
to unsuspecting friends! You probably
do to. And who doesn't enjoy receiving
happy mail?!

Here's a very easy & quick card to make,
Clean And Simple!

Joy's Life sentiment stamps (My Hero set), Memento ink,
Stampin'Up cardstock, Washi tape, Crate Paper (Random),
Memory Box die (Puffy Clouds), Cuttlebug,
Cricut - Accent Essentials cart, <Accnt35s> cut @ 1.5"

I ran some fun patterned Washi tape 
across my cardstock, stamped the perfect
sentiment and added some shapes. 

If you don't have dies or a die-cutting 
machine for shapes, you could use stickers 
or maybe hand-cut a star from some scrap 

Do you enjoy sending out 'just because' cards?

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May 2, 2013

Inspire Me Fridays 101 - Anything Goes!

Hello & Welcome to Inspire Me Fridays, 
a place to share your creativity and
help inspire one another!

I'm glad so many of you found my new

blog and were able to play along!! 
If you could share about the new site
address by grabbing my button or 
giving me a shout-out on one of your 
sites, I would really appreciate it. 
Thank you all SO much!

Here are this week's featured artists -

flower fairy 3D card @Creafrea!
so beautiful Frea!

DIY book page mat tutorial @ An Extraordinary Day!
such a great idea Diane!

diaper cake @ carpe_diem!
this is adorable, thank you for 
showing us how it's done Ana!

inspirational card @ J.Atterbury Creations!
beautiful Jo Ann!

12 drawer storage unit @ My Crafting Channel!
so fun Nana, this made me giggle!

Congratulations everyone! 
Be sure to grab your 
featured button & display it proudly!

now onto party #101