Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy Birthday Dad *85*




My Dad recently turned 85 and we took him out to one of his favorite place....Maggiano's.  It was a wonderful day celebrating his milestone birthday so I just had to document the day on this page. I used this awesome sketch from Rochelle Spears' blog:


I am entering this page in Rochelle's June Rewind Sketch Challenge

Well it is late and I need to hit the sheets but I did get a chance to create a pretty girly page tonight and provided the rain will stop here in Florida long enough to photograph my page after work tomorrow, I will share it tomorrow night.  Thanks for stopping by.

~~Sandi~~


Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop #7



Back again with my 7th card of the bloghop. I am really enjoying myself, in case you haven't noticed.  This time I decided to use a rather patriotic color palette because the 4th of July is coming up and that is always one of the highlights of my summer....I just love cookouts and fireworks.

I used this color challenge from My Favorite Things.


I used their sentiment as well....I just love punny sentiments. You can see more details about their challenge HERE.  You still have plenty of time to whip up an entry yourself as there is still a week left in the challenge.



I used this great sketch from Kerry Urbatch for the Sunday Coffee Lovers Sip and Share feature on the blog:

I am entering this card in that sketch challenge also.

But....getting back to the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop -- I am really excited about this bloghop...there are 77 sponsors and TONS of prizes, inspiration and freebies. Just enter a summer themed, coffee themed card on THIS post for a chance to enter. And do not forget to check out all the other entries...many have blog candy. And speaking blog candy....I have a small blog candy prize. I recently won a prize from Latina Crafters I got an extra stamp to give away along with a package of my favorite post it notes ever from Cocoa Daisy. To be eligible to win this little prize just enter a card in the hop and leave the number of your entry in a comment on this or any other of my summer coffee lovers blog hop posts. I will pick and post a winner on Sunday evening July 2. Here is the prize I am offering:



Well, that is all the coffee cards that I have made.  I will have to come home tomorrow and knock out a couple more.  I would like to make some Thank You cards because I never have enough of those. Check back with me tomorrow evening to see if I was able to be creative after a 12 hour  workday.

Thanks for stopping by.

~~Sandi~~





Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop #6

Happy Monday! Mondays are not my favorite day of the week but a good amount of coffee helps me with the Monday blues every week. This is my 6th card for the summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop and I absolutely LOVE the sentiment. The stamp is from Latina Crafters and if you keep scrolling, you will see that I actually have some blog candy with a stamp from Latina Crafters included.  She has some of the most fun coffee themed stamps.


I used the Sketch-N-Scrap Card Sketch for my card and am entering it in their sketch challenge. You still have time to link up a project this week.



I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Use Patterned Paper Challenge.


I am really excited about this bloghop...there are 77 sponsors and TONS of prizes, inspiration and freebies. Just enter a summer themed, coffee themed card on THIS post for a chance to enter. And do not forget to check out all the other entries...many have blog candy. And speaking blog candy....I have a small blog candy prize. I recently won a prize from Latina Crafters I got an extra stamp to give away along with a package of my favorite post it notes ever from Cocoa Daisy. To be eligible to win this little prize just enter a card in the hop and leave the number of your entry in a comment on this or any other of my summer coffee lovers blog hop posts. I will pick and post a winner on Sunday evening July 2. Here is the prize I am offering:



Well that is about all for now....I will be back later this evening to share another card with you.

Thanks for popping in.
~~Sandi~~

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop #5



Back again as promised with my 5th card for the awesome Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop. Have you linked up your projects yet? There are loads of awesome prizes let alone all the beautiful projects to inspire you while you sip your morning (or evening) cuppa joe. I am currently sipping my second cup. Here is my 5th card that I made:



I LOVE my Doodlebug Cream and sugar collection....don't you just love those sweet images and bright happy summery colors? I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Use Patterned Paper Challenge because they were featuring Doodlebug products AND I used some adorable patterned paper.

I used this sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap and I am entering it into their sketch challenge:



But getting back to the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop....I am really excited about this bloghop...there are 77 sponsors and TONS of prizes, inspiration and freebies. Just enter a summer themed, coffee themed card on THIS post for a chance to enter. And do not forget to check out all the other entries...many have blog candy. And speaking blog candy....I have a small blog candy prize. I recently won a prize from Latina Crafters (who has some awesome coffee themed items) so I got an extra stamp to give away along with a package of my favorite post it notes ever from Cocoa Daisy. To be eligible to win this little prize just enter a card in the hop and leave the number of your entry in a comment on this or any other of my summer coffee lovers blog hop posts. I will pick and post a winner on Sunday evening July 2. Here is the prize I am offering:




Well....that is about is.  My 2 cups of coffee has fueled my tank and I am going to head to my creative space and work on a couple more cards and a layout of my Dad's recent 85th birthday.

Hope you pop in again later.
~~Sandi~~

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful


I just spent 2 weeks with this beautiful little girl pictured in the above scrapbook page. And her sister, daddy, cousins and uncle.  It was glorious to see my family and make memories with them that will hopefully last a lifetime. So now I begin documenting them and this is the first page that I created. I took this picture just this past Tuesday at our resort in Disney World and I think it shows off my lil' Izzy's natural beauty and her inner sparkle as well.  I used PhotoPlay Like A Girl collection and this awesome sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap:


That is it for today....this was my third post of the day.  I have been busy in my scraproom since I got back from vacation.  But I have another layout planned out in my head so please check back with me tomorrow to see what I have been up to.

~~Sandi~~


Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop #4





Here I am back again to share one last card with you today for the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I used one of my favorite sentiments on this card:



I know I have a substantial amount of coffee in me most days if I ever hope to be productive....lol
I used this Sketch #293 from Freshly Made Sketches: 



I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Use Patterned Paper Challenge.

I am really excited about this bloghop...there are 77 sponsors and TONS of prizes, inspiration and freebies. Just enter a summer themed, coffee themed card on THIS post for a chance to enter. And do not forget to check out all the other entries...many have blog candy. And speaking blog candy....I have a small blog candy prize. I recently won a prize from Latina Crafters (who has some awesome coffee themed items) so I got an extra stamp to give away along with a package of my favorite post it notes ever from Cocoa Daisy. To be eligible to win this little prize just enter a card in the hop and leave the number of your entry in a comment on this or any other of my summer coffee lovers blog hop posts. I will pick and post a winner on Sunday evening July 2. Here is the prize I am offering:



Well, I made one more card today, but I think I will wait and post it tomorrow so I can do a blog post about a layout I created yesterday.  Thanks for stopping by....see you soon.

~~Sandi~~


Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop #3




Here I am back again with another card for the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  This time I made a card for my in-laws upcoming 52nd wedding anniversary.  Isn't 52 years amazing? I decided to go the cutesy route and used some of my beloved Cream and Sugar collection from Doodlebug. Here is my card:


I used Kerry Urbatch's card sketch for the Sip and Share feature at the Coffee Lover Cardmakers blog for my card and am entering it into their challenge which you can see HERE.

I hope you are enjoying this bloghop as much as I am.......there are 77 sponsors and TONS of prizes, inspiration and freebies. Just enter a summer themed, coffee themed card on THIS post for a chance to enter. And do not forget to check out all the other entries...many have blog candy.

 I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Use Patterned Paper Challenge.  Don't you just LOVE that coffee cup paper?  I do....and the colors of this card just look so bright and summery to me.

AND....just as a reward for you reading this post all the way to the bottom, I have a small blog candy prize. I recently won a prize from Latina Crafters (who has some awesome coffee themed items) so I got an extra stamp to give away along with a package of my favorite post it notes ever from Cocoa Daisy. To be eligible to win this little prize just enter a card in the hop and leave the number of your entry in a comment on this or any other of my summer coffee lovers blog hop posts. I will pick and post a winner on Sunday evening July 2. Here is the prize I am offering:



I have another card to enter in this bloghop so I will be back soon...in the meantime, thanks for stopping by.

~Sandi~



Friday, June 23, 2017

Coffee Lovers Bloghop #2

Here I am back again with my second card of the day for the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop. This is going to be the most awesome bloghop...there are 77 sponsors and TONS of prizes, inspiration and freebies. Just enter a summer themed, coffee themed card on THIS post for a chance to enter. And do not forget to check out all the other entries...many have blog candy. Here is my card:




Don't you just love that blue gingham paper from My Favorite Things? It just screams summer to me. I paired the paper with 3 different stamps from My Favorite Things along with their current sketch challenge for this card and added the coffee cup. Here is the sketch:

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Use Patterned Paper Challenge.


AND....just as a reward for you reading this post all the way to the bottom, I have a small blog candy prize. I recently won a prize from Latina Crafters (who has some awesome coffee themed items) so I got an extra stamp to give away along with a package of my favorite post it notes ever from Cocoa Daisy. To be eligible to win this little prize just enter a card in the hop and leave the number of your entry in a comment on this or any other of my summer coffee lovers blog hop posts. I will pick and post a winner on Sunday evening July 2. Here is the prize I am offering:




Well that is it for card #2 today.  I am hoping to get back in my room tonight and knock out one or two more. If so I will be back to share tonight or first thing in the morning. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

~~Sandi~~


Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop

 It is my favorite quarterly event....the Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  This, of course, is the summer version. And what says summer more than flamingos?? This is going to be the most awesome bloghop...there are 77 sponsors and TONS of prizes, inspiration and freebies. Just enter a summer themed, coffee themed card on THIS post for a chance to enter. And do not forget to check out all the other entries...many have blog candy. Here is my card:


I used sketch #227 from CAS(E) this Sketch:



I have not had a chance to play along with the CAS(E) This Sketch sketches in a long time and I am really loving the chance to use one of N@ Ali's sketches and enter their weekly challenge.


I am also entering this sketch at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Let's Take a Vacation Challenge because what is more tropical than flamingos?  They aren't but I believe they should be the state bird here in Florida.

AND....just as a reward for you reading this post all the way to the bottom, I have a small blog candy prize. I recently won a prize from Latina Crafters (who has some awesome coffee themed items) so I got an extra stamp to give away along with a package of my favorite post it notes ever from Cocoa Daisy. To be eligible to win this little prize just enter a card in the hop and leave the number of your entry in a comment on this or any other of my summer coffee lovers blog hop posts. I will pick and post a winner on Sunday evening July 2. Here is the prize I am offering:


That is about it for now.  I will be back later today with another card to share.

~~Sandi~~


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Rise and Shine -- Farewell Mojo Monday





The above sketch is #500 from Julee Tilman.  With this sketch she is ceasing the Mojo Monday sketch challenge blog.  I understand completely and support her reasons for doing so but I am sad to see this sketch blog go away.  When I first started making cards I stumbled onto the Mojo Monday blog and loved Julee's sketches.  They have been my go-to sketch for years now. So even though I have my son and granddaughters here on vacation, I had to use this sketch and make this card as a way to thank Julee for all the inspiration she has given me.  And if she keeps her blog up, I will continue to turn to her sketches for inspiration.  This is my card using one of Julee's free digital sentiments. (She is as generous as she is talented)


I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp May Work It Wednesday.



So there you have the final card for the Mojo Monday challenge....but definitely the final card using your sketches. I am glad Julee will still be running Verve stamps which are the makers of some of the most beautifl, fun and uplifting stamps on the market. I need to start building up my collection of them.  Thank you Julee for all you have done in the card-making industry! I wish you many years of prosperity in your business and in your family.



~~Sandi~~


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Her Protector



My sweet little Izzy and her pup Titan are nearly inseparable.  And Titan is VERY protective of her. I just love this picture of them and I knew I wanted to scrap it right away.  Everything on this page is from my old stash...and some of it has been around quite awhile. I used this sketch from
Stuck? Sketches:




I am also entering this in the Scrap Our Stash Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge:




I went straight down the left hand row and used red, a camera (sticker) and wood (the wood heart)


That is for this weekend....vacation is coming up nearly the end of this weekend. What are YOU looking forward to??


~~Sandi~~





Saturday, June 3, 2017

Happy Birthday Cheri



I have had this felt ice cream cone embellishment in my stash forever and decided to make an ice cream themed birthday card for my sister-in-law. I had the perfect papers from Doodlebug and along with the Simon Says Stamp HAPPY die and a stamp from Paper Smooches in a cute font, I was able to assemble this card in no time at all. The sketch that helped me put it all together was from the 5th birthday bash at Sketch-N-Scrap:


I am entering this card in the CAS-ual Fridays Use Those Pattern Papers challenge

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge

Well, thank you for stopping by to check out my blog.  I am up early this morning because we are going deep sea fishing...how fun is that?? Hope you have fun today also.

~~Sandi~~



Have a Beautiful Day




I love the sentiment in the stamp set from My Favorite Things and decided to showcase it on this card. I found this awesome sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap:



I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge.

Well the weekend is just beginning....hope yours is fun and relaxing.

~~Sandi~~


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