Its Thursday! Jay and I are leaving for the beach. Won’t be home till Sunday 😀 I’m getting excited. Should be fun.

I have posts ready to go live each day while I am away. Please know I will have NO Internet access while I am gone and won’t be returning emails or answering ?’s till Monday, maybe Tuesday since Jay is off from work.


Now for the post.

robot-bday.jpg Gear up!

I cannot even begin to tell you how cool I think this set is.

This is yet another “pool side” sketch! I have to say I like it. I think these swimming lessons are really helping my mojo 😀 Alexa is doing AMAZING with her lessons! I am one proud mama. OK before I go off on another direction…………lets get to the card 😀

This is the new Gizmo’s & Gears by Lizzie Anne Designs. It is being made available on the 19th. If you have boys, you must have this set! LOL! Its really SUPAH cute. I am all about cutesy so I freaked when I saw this set.

I also cannot tell you WHEN the last time “I” was inspired to create my own patterned paper! But that is what having all the super cute gear images did for me. Got me makin my own paper. I remember “back in the day”, my early stamp days I made my own paper ALL the time. I also think I stamped and embellished every corner and had like 8 layers on my cards as well! My, how times change! LOL! Now, I am a simplistic style. Clean and simple. Don’t get me wrong, I can distress with the best-its just not my usual THING. KWIM?

I hope something inspires you to create your own paper too. Its a great way to use the smaller images we get in sets that sometimes go neglected for lack of inspiration to use them.

Well that is all for me today. Enjoy the week!