Lawn Fawn Punny Sentiment | Best Hugs

Hi there friends!!  I hope your week is going well.  We are into our second week of school and so far, so good.  And I finally feel settled back in at home. 

I wanted to play along with a couple challenges this week.  Finally getting some FREE craft time back in. 

The Lawnscaping Challenge this week was a Punny Sentiment.  I'm not so sure this is Punny as much as it is JUST PLAIN FUNNY!  HA! 

Lawn Fawn Punny

I used the sentiment from the   set and the image from Lovable Legends.  I mean, with all those arms, he has to give the best hugs right? 

Or do they sting you?  I don't even know. 

But I do know this was fun!! 


I also played along with a sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.  This was a simple lil sketch, so I thought perfect for this image.  And I can't help myself, it needed some blue sequins!!  ( As I am linking this, the sketch challenge is long over.  Oops.!!)


I hope you enjoyed today's card!! 

Talk to you soon!! 



Riley & Co. | Hula Hoops

Hey you there!!  I’m here with a  fun new card from the Riley & Co recent release.  The sentiment is new to us, but Hula Hoop Riley is an oldie but a goodie!


Riley Hula Hoop

I stamped the image and colored with my Copics.  I decided to use this fun tag as the sentiment panel, so I needed to heat emboss it in white.  I think it’s a super funny sentiment!! 

I used white to break up the images and the busy red papers, before I matted them on a black card base.  I finished it off with the black and grey sprinkles.  Seems I cannot make a card without those sprinkles!! 


Check out the Riley & Company store today to do a little shopping!!

Erin Condren Planner Unboxing

Hi guys!!

I have a fun video for you today!  After many years watching the Erin Condren craze, I finally decided to give this a try for my 2017 planner.  And I went ahead and got it for the rest of 2016  too!!  HEE HEE!!


Watch my video today, and enjoy! 



As I mentioned, I won’t be doing any regular planner shares, neither here or on YouTube, but this week, Craftin Desert Divas is releasing another planner set!!  As soon as it’s in my hot lil hands, I will share that!! 

(I am a bit addicted already!!  This is fun!!)

MHK Challenge | September

Hi everyone!! 

Over on the MHK Designs blog, we host a fun challenge.  This challenge lasts for the month and is very simple.  If you use MHK Designs stamps, you can do ANYTHING to participate.  But if you do not have any MHK Designs images,  you can use the prompt below!


I had so much fun playing with this as my first official challenge as a DT Member!!  When I printed the butterfly in a purple tone and then added some yellow to the wings.  I finished it off with Wink of Stella to make the butterfly shimmer. 

For more about our challenge, read HERE.

I also used my editing software to add the sentiment.  I finished it off with some yellow buttons. 


MHK Challenge


I used the stamps from Beginnings and Endings set.  A beautiful set, and you can find it on the MHK Designs store. 

Set copy

Make sure you stop by the blog and link up your creation for our challenge!!

Thanks for joining me today!!


Texas Recap

Hey you all!!

This is the craziest week, and I feel so dumb for my poor planning.  BUT I am so happy for all we did!! 

So, McKinley had been saying for quite a few years ( she was really little when she started) that on her “Number 10” birthday, she wanted to go to the American Girl Doll store.  Well, after 9 rolled around, I thought I better check into it.  We originally thought Seattle would be closest, and my aunt even offered to take us in Chicago.  But Texas won out when my cousin suggested that.  I’ve never been to Texas and it was on my (small) Bucket List. 


So we went!  And we had such a great time.  My cousin has a daughter just a year younger than McKinley so it was perfect for them to be together.  The AG store was amazing – I grew up drolling on the dolls back when they were Pleasant Company.  So when McKinley was old enough, we got her a Bitty Baby.  And now, we are in trouble!! 


Just so you know, it took us 3 hours to DRIVE to Billings and neither of our two flights were that long!!  lol  We flew to Minneapolis and then Austin.


I loved the large guitars!! What a welcome.  The heatwave?  Not so much!!  HA!!


McKinley loved seeing all the STUFF in person.  SO worth the trip!!

After that, we enjoyed some down time with my cousin and her family.  And she took us junkin' where I found the motherload of Fiestaware!  Darn that distance!!  I would stock up!!


Look at those chubby legs!!  (On Torri, not mom or McKinley.  HA!!)


Best way to spend a Friday night in Summer! 


So another place I wanted to see, was Roundtop Texas, home of the Junk Gypsies! I love them and I was so happy to see Large Marge on the side of the road!!


101121122This is the bathroom!  WOW!!


And then, after a day relaxing it was time to go home!!  And we were ready!  Vacations are fun, but home is heaven!!


We started back to school on Wednesday, so today was a very awesome FRIDAY to look forward to! 

I plan to spend some time in the craft room today and will be back to share with you all soon!! 



MHK August Release | Thankful Thoughts

Hey there!!  I am back with another card for the MHK Designs Release.  Today we are fast forwarding to Thanksgiving!  Our stamp set today is Thankful Thoughts.    It is full of some awesome lil stamps and sentiments for Thanksgiving or feeling thankful. 

MHK Turkey

I colored the image and added it to some cardstock circles.  The papers are from the MHK Shop too!!   The background is from the Country Farm Pack,  and the chevron is from Autumnal Accents.  I added some nice lace trip and printed the sentiment on vellum to highlight the background papers! 

So excited to be able to share this with you! 

Make sure you all check out the MHK Store and Shop!  And check out the blog too for more inspiration from the team!!

MHK Designs | New DT Announcement |Tweet Tweet

Hey you!!

I am super excited to announce that am now a part of the MHK Designs Design Team.  MHK Designs is an Etsy Shop with fun digi stamps and digi paper!  I’ve shared more in my video. 



Here is the card I made for this release! 


MHK Tweet Tweet

These images are so perfect for coloring with bold, bright colors! 


Now, check out the MHK Designs Blog -

or Shop the Store -


Thanks for the visit!!   I will be back on Thursday with another release post.  And Friday to catch you up on my trip to Texas!! 

Vacation + the RV + the Fair

Hey all!

I’ve mentioned this before, but I am leaving tomorrow to head to Texas for a week.  As soon as I get home, I’ll start back to work at school.  This week will be quiet.  So I thought I would share some life stuff.


First, a couple weeks ago we were contacted by a local couple who planned to sell their RV.  They said it was wheelchair accessible and thought of us first.  We jumped on the chance. 
We have been looking at campers, but everything is so un-accessible or would cost way too much to make accessible.  So we just waited. And we waited for a good reason.  This RV is perfect for our family. 

Greg can get in and out and he can drive.  So we are set to hit the road. 

The previous owners had no use for the lift or hand controls so they didn’t know much about the lift.  So we thought we would need to order the parts.  However, once we got the RV an the kids started digging, we found the straps we needed and we tested it out.  I posted this video on facebook and it’s been cracking everyone up.





So, we figured what a better way to test it out then the fair!

This was the first year the kids took pigs to the fair.  We all went in blindly as we just didn’t know what to do for sure.  McKinley was really nervous about the whole thing, and that was mad worse by the fact that the pigs were all nervous and excited too.

We reached sale day and she reluctantly took her pig out, only to have it donated back and she had to do it all again.  It wasn’t best situation for her, but she did a great job.

They all did really well for being new to this project.  And we all enjoyed the entire fair.

Friday night, Sawyer Brown performed and David gave me a backstage pass he got from work.  My SIL ended up winning one at her work, so we went together!


It was a really good weekend overall.


Kid in the teal shirt on the right side is RC!  Ahead of ME in the pit!!  *wink*






So, now I’ve washed and repacked my clothes for Texas!!

I’ll be on Instagram and you can check out what I’m doing there!


Thanks for the visit!!