Monday, June 18, 2012

So glad.....

I can finally share something crafty.  I know this blog has been pretty much hockey related for the past few weeks but this is also the first time in 19 years that the Kings have played in JUNE!  And the first time in their 45 year history that they've won the Stanley Cup.  That's huge.  I devoted a lot of my time to cheering them on, making cupcakes and worrying about the next game.

But, I'm now free to enjoy the rest of the summer.  In years past, its devoted to the changes the team would make to become better - and then have them fail the next season.  This summer, I have no worries.

All that means I have some pent up crafty energy that I gladly released this weekend!

Here is just the first little bit.......

A layout.....
 Using the Echo Park a Boys Life paper line
 A Silhouette shape, twine and flair.
 Epiphany Crafts star tool, SC Veneer stars and twine.....
Those OA mini market stickers are awesome!

And a couple of cards.....

Both cards are made with Echo Park Note to Self papers and stickers.  The veneer men are from Studio Calico and the brown string is the burlap string from the Stringery.

Today I will be heading up to Venice Beach to get my *first* and only tattoo.  I made a pact with myself 19 years ago and everything just fell into place this summer.  For whatever reason, I've decided to do this and with the impending birthday looming over my head......

So I'm heading up to House of Ink to make it happen.  I *still* can't believe I'm doing this!


  1. lol! i love that this final win freed you up to create and enjoy summer worry free! love your projects btw and good luck with the ink! careful though... they can get addictive...

  2. That little guy's smile is priceless!
    Your cards are great. I'm inspired to make a few cards to have on hand for emergencies.

    Be sure and take some photos of the new tattoo.

  3. Lovely cards!

    Love the big star on the layout and how you used the stickers for journaling!

  4. I love the long title on your layout! And ooh, a tattoo, exciting! x

  5. love the large star on the layout! very fun!!

    super cards- i love that collection

  6. Can't blame you one bit!
    Winning the cup is huge :)

    Fun layout! Love the huge star and title work :)

  7. Adorable page; love how you tied the twine beneath the flair and star. Cute cards too!

  8. The first thing I want to say is "ouch". I have an aversion to needles so I'm pretty sure a tat is an experience I'll never have, but good luck with yours! Hope it's exactly what you want. That page is totally cute. Adorable photo and I love the long title. :)

  9. Adorable page! I like your use of all of those little letter stickers.

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  11. Especially loving your title! I love how you used so many letters! And that star brings you right into that phote!

  12. I like your layout title...practically an embelishment on its own! Plus thecards are great.

  13. Such a cute page! Love the star!

  14. OI love those cards! Layout is cute too but i seriously love those cards!

  15. such a very nice smile thanks for sharing.. love the samile and t he color of the layout...