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STB Twins for a topping!

Today over at Seize the Birthday we have a special challenge going on!

 In honor of Jenny,(one of our design team members) who just recently had twin girls,

 we thought it would be fun to SURPRISE Jenny and incorporate Twins as our

 ” Toppings” option for this go around!

Here is our challenge….


And here is what I did with it…


I sure hope you join us and see what my team did with this cute challenge.

While your at it, join us over at our sister challenge site…

 Seize the Sketch which is where my layout was inspired from!


Here are the links to get you started!

Seize the Birthday





JoAnn B






A few details:

Cardstock: SU

DP: DCWV- The Sweet Matstack

Stamps: Elephant is Verve

                    Sentiment is CTMH


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Anything Goes @ the Creative Card Crew

Hello friends…. I think I have finally recuperated from all the late nights while my son was home for Thanksgiving Break.  I don’t think we ever went to bed earlier than 1 am the entire time he was home.  Some nights it was more like 2 or 2:30.  I think he was trying to convert us to the college life!  LOL  We had the most amazing time when he was here!  Hope your Thanksgiving was just as memorable!

Today’s card is for a new challenge blog I stumbled upon called The Creative Card Crew.  This week’s theme is Anything Goes!  Gotta love that!  So I pulled out this card from the archives that I have never posted before and thought I would enter it over at their site!  I have made a Baby card similar to this one in the past before.  This card was sent out to my nephew and his wife about a week or so ago, before they found out the sex of the baby!  Hence why I used yellow and greens!

Hope you have an amazing day!

Thanks for paying me a visit…. I so appreciate it when you drop by!


Rainy Day time to Play

 So far we have gotten over 7 inches of rain here in Sunny Florida.  OK enough already!  This girl likes playing in her studio and all, but would really like to mix it up a bit and add some beach time in there.  Well, hopefully this Tropical Storm Debby will make up her mind and move on.  Okay, so now onto what I have been up to today!  Every time one of my siblings turns 50 I make them a scrapbook album of their life from birth to 18….well my brother turns 50 this year in December so it’s time to get this major project underway.  When I did both of my sister’s albums I started in January and February so needless to say I am behind.  That would not be a problem if I was a fast scrapbooker, which I am not!  Also, have found that since I started making cards I am not very good at it either.  To think I started scrapbooking over 15 years ago and now I am afraid to make a page. Geez!!!  Well here is the started page of his album and I will probably go bak later and enhance it somehow because it’s kinda of plain.  This album will prove more difficult than my sisters….when all else failed on theirs, I could just add flowers.  Don’t think that would fly with the bro!

This page was inspired from a sketch challenge over at Unscripted Sketches.  The sky is the limit over at US, so why don’t you join me?

It’s also the color challenge over at The Play Date Cafe.  They always have great colors to motivate you!

 Love Blue and Black together…don’t you?

The photo isn’t the best…I am use to taking my photos outside and well that is not an option today!

Enjoy the rest of your day.

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New Baby….

Have you ever started a card and didn’t like it so you put it away for like forever and then stumbled acrossed it months later and the light bulb turns on and you get and idea and finally your happy with it??  Well, that’s what happened with this card!  I wanted to do a sketch challenge over at …… guessed it StampTV and thanks to Melissa’s wonderful sketch this week she got  me back on track!
This is also a color challenge over at another fun site Our Creative Corner…I spend a great deal of time over there.

Sketch challenge over at Stamp TV

Hope you have time to check out both sites!

Have an awesome day!