Friday, July 29, 2011


Here are 4 easy gift tags using the new set Kidoodles. They are really simple to make and a whole lot of fun. I am going to give these to a friend in a cute package. I hope you enjoy them. Sorry it is short and sweet today, but life is really busy at the Adams' abode.

Hope you have a great Friday! We are awaiting the effects of Tropical Storm Don! Bring on the rain.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Yesterday I spent a ton of time in my craft room. I was trying to keep my mind busy. I can't say that it worked all that well, but I did come up with some fun stuff to share. Here is the first of many.

Pinwheels are really popular so I decided to try my hand at them. The two smaller pinwheels were made with the postage punch and the larger one is a 2x2 square.

Supplies are all SU!. I hope you have an amazing Wednesday.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Giving Back

One of the things that I love about Stampin' Up! is the ability to use my supplies to give back. This evening, in the midst of the biggest storm that we have had in a long time, I headed out to do a little craft time with one of our local ministries. The ministry was formed by some amazing ladies to serve the girls of our community that find themselves in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy. Since I have been in that situation before, I find this a great cause and a worthy use of my time. So tonight, I went to a community center and spent some time with some great girls. We did four cards, one of which was for Operation Write Home. Why shouldn't the girls that are the recipients of great care not give back? So we stamped. It was awesome. I hope to be able to do it again in the future. So here are the cards that we did. And guess what some of them even changed them up to make them their own and show their creativity. It was great.
Button Buddies
Artistic Etchings

 As you can see, the cards are fairly simple. But they really did like them. I am so glad, I always worry if my designs will be liked. I am going to be hosting the leadership of this group at my home as well so I get to minister to those who minister! What a privilege.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Finally Home!!!

It has been a crazy couple of weeks. We were at Convention in Salt Lake - and that was amazing. I have never laughed so hard in all my life. Thankfully it came at the right time because I need all the laughter I could find. It was a rough week at home for my husband, which of course made it a rough week for me. I hate when he has that many challenges in one week. We are still struggling with some of it, but we are hoping that we are on the down side. I know that we are not alone and we are very blessed. Let me say that again, we are very blessed and no matter what the trouble we are still too blessed to be stressed. We live in an amazing country, we have great friends, jobs, a great business, amazing kids, family, an awesome church family, and so much more!

Anyway, I am sharing a couple of projects that were given to me at Convention. My friend Dawn Derrick (whose blog can be found here) made some amazing swaps for us. She is an amazing seamstress and used SU! fabric to make these treats for us. A lanyard and a key fob. The cute fabric flower on the lanyard is actually a pin. Too cute. I am going to have to duplicate this for sure!

The next item is a swap that I received. I do not have the info on the creator, but I think it is really pretty and I plan on copying it soon. One of the great parts of Convention is getting your hands on ideas to use in your business. I have tons!!!

I hope you have a great and fabulous day!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 1 of Convention

Okay - so we had a great day at Convention. Lots of swapping, great news, free stuff and lots of time with friends. It's awesome! I am sorry there are not very many pictures yet, I will have tons of them for you soon. But I can tell you that you are going to love some of the new things coming our way!!!

Anyway, so today has been kind of rough. My poor, sweet husband has been having a heck of a week at home. He has had car trouble, air conditioning trouble, employee trouble, customer trouble, more car trouble, a car accident (not his fault), screaming kids, doctor's appointments and probably much more. Well, that has meant that I have had to handle some of it from here. I have tried to do it with grace and kindness -- and for the most part I have succeeded. That is until today, when I finally lost my cool. Okay, I do not yell often or lose my temper often, but today I had had enough. Suffice it to say, it was a rough day. Well, it got better. Can you imagine? My friends and I were walking back to our hotel after dinner and there was a lady walking two little dogs. They were really cute. So of course I said hello to them, I did not bend down, I did not provoke them in anyway - but one of them decided he needed to see what I taste like. He only slightly broke the skin on my shin, but I will have a great new bruise to explain tomorrow! Let's just say, I was ready for the day to be over!!!

I know you want to see a card, so here is one I did before I left home. I hope you enjoy!
Great new set called, My Friend!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Convention Check-In Day

Today was the day we checked in for convention. It is always fun to see old friends and get goodies. I will post pictures of the goodies soon, but it is also a time when you get to see the amazing talent of the home office. I am going to post some of the pictures that I took of displays at Convention. More tomorrow! Have a great day!
Beautiful flowers in SLC

Beautiful flowers

Awesome paper flowers

New fabric in an embroidery ring

Photo Collection

Cute Card with Bring on the Cake

Easy Events - one of our free sets

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Well, yesterday was a travel day. I meant to get something posted on here for you guys, but it just never happened. I made the card at 2:30 in the morning, in my 2nd floor craft room with no air conditioning, but still did not get around to posting it. Sorry!!!

I had the greatest time traveling with my friend Katie to Salt Lake City. Let me just tell you her family is hysterical. Long story, but it happened that her mom and aunt were leaving from the same terminal for a trip to Ireland and we got to spend time together. It could not have worked out better and we had some great laughs. Then when we got on the plane, Katie and I weren't sitting together, but fate had me sitting next to another friend, Kirsteen, that I did not even know was traveling on the same plane with us. It was awesome. We got to catch up and I loved it.

From the new Kidoodles set
Anyway, enough rambling. Here is the card. It is from a new set called Kidoodles. It is sooooooo cute. I made this quick card. It is stamped with Staz On, colored with a blender pen and markers in Blush Blossom, So Saffron and Soft Suede on Very Vanilla paper. The background is stamped with Woodgrain background stamp in Always Artichoke. Add a little vanilla seam binding and you are done. The set is super cute. I can't wait to make more cards with him.

Have a great day! More from convention as the week goes on. Today is shopping day! WOO HOO!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Blooming Something Simple on Saturday

I have a stamp camp this morning. I will be posting those projects later. For today, it is a simple one layer card. Hope you like it and have an amazing Saturday!


Stamp Set: On the Grow - only available until 8/31
Ink: Black Staz On
Accessories: Blender Pen, Real Red Ink Pad, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight

Super Simple!

Thanks, dan

Friday, July 8, 2011

Back from Vacation with Strength and Hope

Vacation was wonderful. We spent a couple of days with my mom and then my dad - and then we went to the lake to enjoy sometime relaxing. We were all sore after our tubing, skiing, kneeboarding adventure - but we had a blast. My only goal was to not fall off the tube before my kids - and I succeeded!!! WOO HOO!!

So we came home yesterday and the husband was very ill, we think it was possibly food poisoning - but he seems better today.

I came home to some great supplies from Stampin' Up! and had to get to playing. Of course, I also have to get ready for a Stamp Camp tomorrow. If you live in the Houston area, we would love to have you join us.

So here is today's card! It is made with Whisper White paper sponged with Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, and Soft Suede. It is placed on a Soft Suede base with En Francais stamped in Soft Suede. Bordered by a Chocolate Chip piece. It is really simple.  The stamp set is Strength and Hope from the Summer Mini. Thanks for looking, hope you have a great day!

This is the road leading to the lake house where we stayed in Kingsland!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

Here is a quick card I made to send as a "thank you" for the fourth. The star is made with the pennant punch.

I hope everyone has a great day celebrating the birth of this nation. Be safe and if you live in Texas save the fireworks for next year. We don't need any more fires! What we do need is rain!!!

We will be spending the day at the lake. I will not be sharing any projects until probably Thursday!

Supplies Needed:

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Gems, Petite Pennant Punch

All items are available for purchase through my SU! webiste:

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Something Simple on Saturday

Today's card is a simple one layer card! Isn't it gorgeous? Who would not want to get this for their birthday?

I love making one layer cards. They are easy but still give that personal touch. You can also make a lot of them in a short period of time. You could add an embellishment like ribbon or rhinestones, but it is not necessary.

We will be leaving for the lake for the 4th. I will be posting pictures of cards and our family adventures. I hope that you have a great weekend.

The items used are as follows:

Stamp Sets: Bring on the Cake, Delicate Doilies
Ink: Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Indigo Island, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White

Thanks for looking! Happy Stamping!
All supplies are Stampin' Up and can be ordered on my website.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Lattice Inlaid Circles

Happy Friday! I have seen this done in lots of different places and had to try it for myself. It was so easy and so much fun to make.

We are getting ready to go to the lake and I have to get stuff together to stamp for my swaps at Convention. That is just a week away and I can not wait!!! This might be one of my swaps!

So here are the details. First you punch a lot of circles and shapes using our great SU! punches. Glue them all down. Then I ran the Whisper White paper with the circles glued to it through the Big Shot using the Lattice embossing folder. It actually looks like the circles are embedded in the white paper. REALLY COOL! Then I added some black ribbon a couple of circles with a stamped image adhering them with dimensionals. Oh and that is really not a bow! It is a piece of ribbon glued down on the back with a second piece of ribbon tied to it. Way easier than trying to make the perfect bow!

I hope you have a great Friday! Thanks for looking.

Paper: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait,
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp Set: Pennant Parade (available for purchase starting today!)
Accessories: Circle Punches, Black Ribbon