3 Girl Jammin' it again

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope that you are all having a great week. I think the full moon is affecting mine, lol. I'm back with some more 3 Girl JAM today. I've loved joining them on Wednesday's this month.

Here is what I came up with for today's card:
3 Girl JAM ribbon

With just a straight stitch down the center of my ribbons I created those fun ruffles and a glubber (LG glue dot from Cosmo Cricket) I made that fun flower. I love how the colors on the flower from the dyeing process fell perfectly into place. This card took about 15 minutes from beginning to end. Including gathering my supplies.

I'm really starting to itch for spring and this card feels so warm to me. Like my stamp its from Sweet Stamp Shop and its the sweet owners hand writing. I wish my hand writing was that pretty.

Alright one last piece of inspiration that was a GREAT reminder for me this week.


Sweet Stamp Shop Guest Design

Woot! Woot! It's my Sweet Stamp Shop day :) Welcome everyone and thanks for joining me! I hope that you all can find a little inspiration here today. I went to a conference for my chiropractic office this weekend and the message was Inspiration: Be inspired. Be inspiring! Let me tell you how true that message rang through to my 'other than work life'.

This industry is all about inspiration, whether we are hoping to gain it or sharing it. So today it is my turn to try to inspire and let me tell you I feel like I'm on fire after working with such an awesome group of women over at the Sweet Stamp Shop. All of the ladies who work with this company are so kind, inspirational, amazing and SWEET. I have felt the love :) Not only have all of their comments and support warmed my heart they also helped me so much with the photography of my art, something I have always struggled with. I will do a tutorial on what I have learned from them in the near future.

Alright sorry I'm getting a bit long winded I'll get on to the inspiration part :) Today is part new and part old. (LOL. The girl scouts song 'Make new friends and keep the old' just popped into my head.)

So here is the new, all made with Warm Thoughts from the February release: If you want to see all the details of these cards click on them and they will appear larger.

Vintage warm thoughts
Drink it up

Warm thoughts of u.
 And here is some of the old. This is where you can see the HUGE difference in my photography.

Sweet Tooth

Happy Super Hero Bday (that cute raccoon is on an action wobble)--Furry Friends Forever   

Movie Night (This is a retired set)

Furry Friends Forever

Happy Easter (Sweet Spring)
I hope you all have an amazing day! Thanks for joining me :) Make sure you hop over to the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog also and see the inspiration from the rest of the girls this month.


Sweet Stamp Shop Release Day 2

Hi all! If your joining me from the Sweet Stamp Shop blog welcome! I'm so excited to be joining the sweetest company and team for the February release. What an honor to have everyone here with lil' ole me! Aren't all the guest designers cards AMAZING! I can't even tell you how nice it has been to play along with all of these talented ladies! Its the second day of the Sweet Stamp Shop release so lets recap. Yesterday was the sneak peak of: Baby Love, Color Wheel, Distressed Chevron and Nesting. If you missed these make sure you hop over {HERE} you don't want to miss it I promise. Plus if you leave some love for these girls there is some loot up for grabs, I know how much it makes us smile when you leave us comments :)

Today I'm excited to feature the Warm Thoughts set for Sweet Stamp Shop and if you came from their blog you got to see this card already but I've got a few more to show you too. I just love the versatility of this set it also helps that I might have a bit of an obsession with burlap too.

Now here are a few more of the creations I came up with from this set. Warning, I've been on a bit of a Valentine's Day card kick. Tis' the season.

Be Mine

Warm Thoughts of you

Valentine's Thoughts

I hope you found some inspiration here today. Tomorrow is the full reveal of ALL 8 Sweet Stamp Shop sets you will be able to stock up in the shop and they except PAYPAL now too. How much sweeter could that be for Valentine's Day? I have been a HUGE fan of Sweet Stamp Shop since the day I found them, their stamps are great quality and their customer service is out of this world.

3 Girl JAM Love

Welcome everyone! I'm back again today with 3 Girl JAM and since Valentine's Day is right around the corner I thought I'd make up something fun for my cutie pie son to give to his teacher. Teacher appreciation is big in our house since my husband is a middle school principal.

Now I'm not big on sugary sweets so here is my alternative.
Valentine's Pencil Tube

I used an SRM treat tube for this fun little gift. No the tube was lots taller than the pencil so I just used my scissors to cut it down to the appropriate size. I embellished my tag with a cut from the Silhouette store, Neat and Tangled Stamps and of course 3 Girl JAM ribbon.

Here are a few close ups so you can see all of that fabulous detail.
Valentine's Pencil Tube Close Up #1
Valentine's Pencil Tube Close Up #2
Make sure that you take a look at my Sweet Stamp Shop post today also. There is tons of inspirations from some really talented women over there today!

This project is also going to be linked up with the Neat & Tangled Challenge #6


Neat and Tangled = Fun

Hi all! I'm off to my mom's house for a WHOLE day away of crafting. What a treat for me, I'm a bit excited if you can't tell. Before I run off for all the crafting, girl talk, food and beverages I wanted to share a card I made with some stamps that are new to me.

Neat and Tangled Kindness Matters

I used Neat and Tangled Stamps. I just LOVE this Kindness Matters set. It speaks volumes and I think more people should be kind! Run over and check out the rest of their stamps. They also have a challenge blog you can play along with. I think this weeks theme is 'love'.

Alright have a great day everyone! I'll pick my gifties from yesterday's post with rafflecopter while I'm out playing. I'm off to craft with the gals :)


Complete Failure...

So as you can see my *plan* to post everyday this week was this a complete fail with a capital F! I wish I had a whole slew of excuses for you but the only one I have was I was just waaaaaay too exhausted to be creative this week. Alas I am FINALLY starting to feel like the healthy ole' me again.

As some of you may have read earlier this week today is my birthday, yay! What comes with birthdays? Why, presents of course. Well and cake too I guess but its a lot harder to mail cake. So I have presents to share. No project to share today just presents :)

So you want a chance to win.... Here's all you have to do.

1. Leave me a comment here. (because i LOVE comments, they make my day really!)
2. Head over to Squirly Girl Creations FB page and say hi there too. Make sure you like my page while you are there. 
3. Want an extra chance to win?? Send your friends over to Squirly Girl's FB page with a link on your FB page (tell me that you've done it over on FB too). If your friends come over to say hi and say you sent them I'll add you in for 2 extra entries.

I have more than one present to share so don't be shy. Now I suppose you all want to know what the presents are, I bet you even wish I had a picture like a responsible blogger would. Well again we go back to the title of this post ^^^^.  But I got this! So let's roll :)

So first up for grabs is not one but TWO of these:
Sweet Stamp Shop Against the Grain
Second up is:
Thanksgiving Owl-fits
Third is:
Sweet Tooth
Next up:
3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon
And last but not least is
A large variety assortment from my overwhelming collection
So go on comment, post, share away now :)


Welcome back to all my lovely followers and Welcome to all the new people from 3 Girl JAM. I'm so excited to have you all today. Take sometime and peek around. I hope that I can inspire you in some way. I hope you will join me on Facebook and become a follower of my blog also.

For those of you unfamiliar with 3 Girl JAM ribbon it is hand dyed seam binding made by a mother daughter team. The owner Julie is super kind and sweet something that is important to me in companies that I support. Make sure you take some time to checkout their store at {www.3girljam.com} and their blog packed full of inspiration at {www.3girljam.blogspot.com}.

Now for my card today. I used 3 Girl JAM caribbean splash ribbon on this card. The colors matched this paper from Kaisercraft paper so well. 

Now incase you didn't read my post from earlier this week you don't know that it is my birthday on Friday. I had fabulous intentions of posting everyday this week, well you can see where that has gotten, lol. Sooooooo I want you all to make sure you come back here on Friday for my birthday post where I will have a pretty amazing prize packages or two. Including some 3 Girl JAM ribbon, Sweet Stamp Shop stamps, American Crafts twine and a few more of my favorite things.

Now if your still with me remember GO VISIT 3 GIRL JAM!


Ribbon: 3 Girl JAM

Patterned Paper: Kaisercraft Fine & Sunny collection

Stamps: Paper Smooches

Bling: Jolee's Jewels Hotfix Swarovski's crystals




Happy Sunday all! I'm sure you are all busy watching all the Superbowl hub bub. I look up from what I'm doing occasionally to catch the commercials but it otherwise doesn't hold much appeal for me. Tonight I want to show a card I've made but make sure you read all the way to the end for some fun.

I made this last week but have had to hold off on posting because my good friend also reads here and I didn't want to spoil her card for her.

Congratulations Baby

I used Kiaser Kraft's Fine and Sunny 6 1/2" paper pad for this card. I had so much fun with this paper last week. You'll see it crop up later in another post. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Simply Said stamp set. I just love the fonts that Paper Smooches chooses for their sets.

Now for the exciting news! First, I will be joining 3 Girl JAM this month as a Guest Designer. Woot, Woot! You can look for a post from me once a week using their beautifully hand dyed seam binding. Julie, the owner at 3 Girl JAM is just as sweet as pie so I'm super excited to be joining them this month. Now that is not all!  I will also be joining Sweet Stamp Shop for their new release on February 12th and 13th. This is like a dream for me as I love the stamps Nicole designs and I love supporting her because she is so super sweet!

Now hold on because there is more, this Friday is my birthday so that means some fun things are going to be happening around here this week. Including some fun winnings to be had, some of my favorite products:)  So make sure you stop in regularly this week. My *plan* is to post everyday.