Friday, 28 March 2008

Always Prettie Happy

Good Friday Morning!
I'm so excited for's the last day of school and then Chloe is on Spring Break! YAH! No rushing in the mornings. Well until the 7th of April anyway ;)
I know many people wonder how I get so much done in a day. Let me try to explain.
I am a SAHM and we only have one child. She is in school all day. I work the lunch program at the school so I'm only out of the house for about an hour and a half each day. Since I get up with Brian at 5:30 each day, I have tons of time in the mornings to surf the blogs and drink my coffee before getting Chloe and myself ready. After she heads to school, I do a little bit of cleaning each morning. I MUST get that out of the way first before stamping. I can't leave dishes in the sink or an unmade bed. I've been a neat freak for many years but I'm slacking a bit now that I have a hobby ;)
Two of these cards were done over the past two days so I didn't do THREE cards already this morning. I'm sure after lunch I'll make more though!
I REALLY like how this first card came out. Sounds funny to hear myself say that but do you ever have a card you are really pleased with?
This card came together quite easily. I got to use the new MFT Ride 'em Cowgirl set. It's so cool! While searching in my DP drawer I found a smaller piece of Cosmo Cricket DP and thought it would work with this set. I used the large star punch too!
Stamps: MFT Ride 'em Cowgirl
Cardstock: Sage Shadow, Really Rust, WW and Cosmo Cricket DP
Inks: Adirondack Espresso, Choc Chip
Accessories: Copic Markers, Photo Corner Punch, Lg Oval Punch, Lg Star Punch, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Sponges, Dimensionals, Paper Snips
This morning on SCS was the Limited Supplies Challenge. You were to use an embellishment that you bought but wondered why oh why did I buy that....then it sat! Also you were to make a flower card. I think mine qualifies...the bird has flowers on it, the DP is floral and my embellishments are flowers! This also uses Beate's's a great sketch and I'm working on another.

Stamps: Always; Cardstock: Ruby Red, River Rock, WW and Ginger Blossom DP; Inks: Ruby Red; Accessories: Sponges, 2 way glue and glitter, glue dots, flower charms, Dimensionals

Earlier this week I recieved the newest Paper Pretties stamps. Sophia looks cute with this butterfly! I used the Sassy Circles under her feet. I stamped Sophia on a piece of Post It Note and cut it out. After stamping Sophia on my WW cardstock I masked her feet with the Post It Note and stamped the oval from Sassy Circles in River Rock.
This card uses Julee's Mojo30 sketch.

Stamps: Paper Pretties Flutter By and Sassy Circles
Cardstock: Blush Blossom, Barely Banana, WW and SEI dp
Inks: Adirondack Black, River Rock, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Copic Markers, Ticket Punch, Dew Drops, May Arts Ribbon, Lg Corner Rounder, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday!


Anonymous said...

Great cards, I wish I was a neat freak like you. :) Maybe I would have more time to stamp. D

beate said...

Fantastic cards. You rock, girlfriend!
Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs and smiles

dawn griffith said...

Awesome goodies girlie .. Jessie has been on Spring break all this past week so come Monday she will be going back .. I sure love not getting up early too :-) Have a Super weekend GF!
Dawn Griffith

Flossie's Follies said...

These are fantastic, they are all so different but all so great. have a wonderful weekend.

Deborah said...

Each card is so very wonderful! Have a great weekend! Deb

Phyllis said...

I love your blog! It is definitely one of the best! Your cards are always so well designed and executed and beautiful to see. TFS!

Chris said...

What a fab blog! Love your colours and designs will def be visiting again!
Chris x

cassidy said...

Love all these cards the cute girl and butterfly is so fun and pretty.

Christie said...

Dawn, your cards are all gorgeous. I love your choice of dp, it is always the best and beautiful! It has been such a pleasure working with you!

Maria said...

Hey Dawn,

I can totally relate. I love when the kids are on break. . .I can stay up late and get up late too!

Thank you for your well wishes! I really appreciate it! Well, I can see why you are pleased with your card. Your card is gorgeous. I especially love the colors. You coordinated them so well!

Your second card is very pretty too! That stamp set is actually one of my favorites! I just love that bird and DP!

Sophia is defintely cute! I love the dainty feminine colors of your card! Great job!


Alexandra said...

Oooh girl, these are awesome!!! I love all three because they are all so got the little girl with the butterfly, I am sooooo jealous!! Love that image and your card is stinkin' adorable!! And, you rocked Beate's sketch - love it!!

Have fun with Chloe this week! Kayla has been off for four weeks and goes back next week and I am sort of looking forward to it (I know, bad mom)!!


Julie Masse said...

Fantastic cards Dawn! Each card is just perfect! :)

corinnesomerville said...

These are gorgeous, Dawn !!! That's it I have to get the ALWAYS stamp set now :) !!!! You've done so many beautiful cards with it...I'm sold :)
Enjoy your Spring Break...we had our a couple of weeks !! I just want summer to hurry up so I can have the kids home for the summer ! I miss them while they're at school...I know that's sick..but true :)

Lauren (mytime) said...

HOLY stamping woman! I ahve been out of comission and finally show up to find you have amillion beautiful projects!!

Christina Fischer said...

GORGEOUS cards, Dawn!! Each one has great colors and details!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic cards as always! I was reading how you manage to do so much stamping...and at first thinking,hmmm maybe I could do that next year when my DS is in school all day. THEN...I read that you got up at 5:30 and my idea went right out the window! LOL! I'm a night owl and I dread getting up early. You're so good! ;) There's always hope for me, right?! hehe!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...that paper is perfect for your cowgirl card!! I love it!! Your second card is beautiful, and I love the colors and hardware! Your Pretties card is darling as well!

Deb said...

so that is how to be more organised, I need to get up earlier! I do get half an hour before my kids get up but it sometimes takes my computer that long to boot up! Perhaps I should do my cleaning up then!

gorgeous cards, great trick with the post it notes!