Home! Let’s do a giveaway…

I am home.  I missed my internet.  Thank God for the iPhone. :)

I thought I would just share a page from the recent Creating Keepsakes.  I had several people email me about this one.  I used a 2" circle punch on the small photos.  I then glued them to white cardstock and cut around it closely for a mat.  Then the big photo was cut with a Coluzzle.  I love the word "travel"… they are Studio Calico letter stamps.

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I really have been loving the Creating Keepsakes magazine lately.  Lots of fresh ideas.

Giveaway time. :) Today I realized I have two of THIS great punch and thought I could pass one on to one of you.  Just leave a comment here telling me your favorite recent crafting purchase.  On Thursday night at 11:59pmEDT, I will pick a winner of this gem…


More tomorrow!

Will post soon

Internet isn’t working here, so having to post from my phone.

Watching Dancing with the Stars. We all are liking that yummy Gilles. Oh my….

More very soon. :)

Funky card opening…

Hey there, stampers.

First, I just wanted to give an update on Keegan – remember him?  (Click HERE for a past post on him.)  I think he had been in the hospital since early fall, along with much time before that in his young life.  Well, he has had some big steps ahead lately and it made my heart happy to see these pictures.  I thought I would share THIS link in hopes to make you all smile, too.  God is good. 

And I thought I would share a card that I did for a class a few weeks ago… and that is a fit for the Weekly Challenge at 2Peas.  This card opens a bit funky – it swings to the sides to reveal the message.  I used to do these years ago in classes, but hadn't done one lately.  Thought it was time.  Those are brads in the top two corners.

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032609 Swing Card Supplies: All Hero Arts, including stamped circles, frame, greeting, shadow blossom ink, shadow apricot ink, gems, flowers… and old brads.

I am so excited at how well those little plaid circles stamped.  I used this set… it is a good one…


And that Apricot Shadow Ink is the most incredible color.  I also like the Sand, Pool and Blossom.


I am off again tomorrow to teach at a rep show in Boston – will be good to see friends.  Thanks to some big ol' steroids shots from the doctor, I am hoping the ears don't go nuts on the plane again.  Boo on my sinuses!

Oh, and I am up-to-date on emails.  If you have sent me emails past 2 weeks ago, please resend.  I know some didn't make it to me and I don't want to ignore you. :)

And!  Grey's Anatomy.  Well, I had lost interest, but McDreamy caught my interest tonight.  Yum.  What do you all think?  Is Izzy gonna die?

Hugs.  More soon.  I have some fun things up my sleeve. :)

Great link…


I have a great link for you, along with a contest.  The Caardvarks Challenge is for Hero Arts this week, and the girls created some GREAT projects.  And, there is a big chance to win!  Click HERE for the info – it is worth checking it out! 

And here is the project I made with the stamps and sketch they gave me.  I had such fun with this one…

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Supplies: All Hero Arts stamps and ink and cards and embellishments, oh my!

And here are some more projects by the girls over there… some incredible stuff HERE.  Please go take a peek.  Wanna see some of my faves?  Look HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.  And thanks to the Caardvarks girls.  I enjoyed it!  (Jenyfur – I adore you – and how you spell your name. :)

Heading home tomorrow after several days at my in-laws with Colin.  It is always good to get away.

Sundays are the best

How about some fun links?  Here we go…

  • HERE is a fun link for you over on Creating Keepsakes' site.  It is a quiz that tells you what kind of organizer you are.  It is actually quite fun, and you can see who else out there is like you.  
  • Mary Macaskill is one of my favorite scrappers.  I love how she does such clean pages, but in such a creative way.  Check out THIS one and THIS one.  Wow.
  • Great embossed chipboard technique discussion HERE.
  • HERE are some great shaped card winners over on the Hero Arts blog.  Great ideas.  Wow.
  • And just some great projects I saw over on Flickr: HERE, HERE and HERE.
  • Julie has the most adorable card HERE.

Another share from me.  Here are some cards I did for 2peas.  I cut up some lace paper from SEI to make the trim.  To give the trim dimension, I tucked pop dots under it to pop it up.  Click HERE for more info.

(c) twopeasinabucket.com, more information HERE.

Thanks for your tips on money-savings and life-organizing.  I have a compiled list I will share soon.

Hope you all had a good weekend.  Colin and I are enjoying time at my in-laws.  I am really blessed to have them.

Take care!


Sorry I disappeared there.  Life started running faster than me.  Had to catch up. 

Colin and I are at my mother-in-laws for the week since he has spring break.  So glad we are here – it is always nice to getaway and spend time with people that are so stinkin' nice. :)

Thought I would link to some cards I did for 2Peas this month.  I had such fun doing these cards for the girls.  I love this line for Cosmo Cricket!  Click HERE for more details.

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I will be catching up on all things this week while here – what a great feeling it will be.  I am sure I am not the only one our there feeling so behind all the time.  Anyone have tips for keeping up with life?  Would love to hear them.

Hugs all around. :)