Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Treehouse Stamps Sneak Peeks Begin...

As I prepare to travel 1000 miles in a car with a husband, five kids and two dogs - for a much needed and much excited for semi-annual trip to Minnesota, I also have some fun stuff to show off. I start my permanent position on the Treehouse Stamps design team tomorrow, and have gotten my first set of digital stamps to play with for the upcoming release on July 7th. And today is the beginning of the sneak peeks from the design team!

My first peek is using Back To School. With all my kids, I'm sure I'll be using this set a ton! I love the images, and the sentiments are wonderful! I used paper from Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend - perfect, right?! And I wanted more of a rustic school feel. AND, because I didn't want to cover the front paper anymore, I used the sentiment on the inside. Love it!

Be sure to check out the Treehouse Blog for more sneak peeks! And don't forget to stop by the store so you can play along with our Thursday challenges!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Who gave you life

Sometimes it takes my kids to make me slow down and laugh a little. My daughter, who is only 7, was whining about me not letting her do something, and I asked "who gave you life, young lady" and very matter of factly she said "God." Who was I to argue with that?! Agghhh - be careful what you ask for...

Anyways, I've been busy with some new design team work, which I'll get to start showing off this week. I'm also trying to get ready for our semi-annual trip to Minnesota (this one for three weeks!!!!). But I thought I'd stop in and give a quick post with a cute Pure Innocence image from My Favorite Things. I used paper from Papertrey Ink - which I just love!

Here's a couple similar but different pictures...

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back later this week for some sneak peeks at what is coming from Treehouse Stamps.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Happy Birthday Blog Hop for Ashley

As the title would say "Happy Birthday to Ashley!!!!" - the proud and talented owner of Treehouse Stamps. I hope you take time to celebrate YOU today, Ashley! And surprise!!!!!!!!

The Design Team (and I, although not a full time member until July 1) are having a blog hop in honor of Ashley. Check out everyone's blog to see a birthday card they made for Ashley. Some are even sneak peeks to the sets that are being released today!

Here's my card for Ashley using the June Contest Image (I cut out the image, leaving off the American flag). I also used Jen Del Muro's SFYTT for this week - you can see her post here!

If you want to see some more great Treehouse cards and join in the fun be sure to check out the following team members blogs for more birthday wishes!
Neva McMullen
Kelly Hampton
Maria Levine
Anne Harmon
Yaneri Rodriquez
Gloria Morizen
Anne Harmon
Katie Tate
Heather Prince
Stephanie Serrano
and then run and wish the birthday girl Ashley Happy Birthday too! Thanks, Ashley for all you do and I look forward to joining your team! Happy Birthday!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thanks for a great month!

Today is my last "official" Thursday Treehouse challenge from my guest designing assignment for the month of May. What fun it was! I am getting more comfortable playing with digital images (I think!), and it's always fun to play with different challenges that inspire you in different ways.

This week's Thursday's challenge was no different - the theme was "summer/beach" fun. I saw the sketch for MOJO Monday, and decided it was time I attempted to make a circle card. It really is a neat sized card, and I have to make it again...I'd like to figure out how make it bigger, although the smaller size allows it to fit in a regular sized envelope.

Anyways, I used the beautiful Aloha set from Treehouse Stamps (go get yours now at Such beautiful images...the paper is from Stampin'Up and is so vibrant. I love it - and can't believe I hadn't used it before!

So what do you think?! Make sure to play along each Thursday, and check out the Treehouse blog for tons of great inspiration I can't believe my month is already over, but what fun it was, and thanks to all the Treehouse ladies for their kind words and inspiration!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

School's Out for Summer!

That song keeps stickin in my head...and yes, it is out for summer. I'm so glad to have my kids around all day but I also know it will be a looooonnnnngggggg summer. I think I will venture out to our community pool today - five kids, one a baby, by myself - hopefully it will work out ok. The kids love to swim and with this heat, it's about all you can do!

Anyways, I wanted to share a card using the June contest image from Treehouse Stamps. Visit and play along and you too could be a guest designer for Treehouse Stamps. Here's my card...

Happy Tuesday!