Thursday, July 10, 2008


Is it just me or do weeks after a holiday seem like the longest weeks ever?
Good grief!
So thank goodness its Friday (well, tomorrow anyway)!!
On a more positive note...
I have more sneaky peeks of fun new My Little Shoebox products to be released at CHA.
I am pretty sure Helen (My Little Shoebox owner and designer) saw inside my heart when she created these mini alphas!
And how fun are these:

I got on a bit of a card-making kick last night.
I just got my hands on the new Scripts kit from Scrap Etc. + I needed to make a couple of cards for a couple of friends = perfect timing!
I usually hate the cards I make but for some reason I was on a roll, whipped out these babies, & actually like them for once.
These cards are using the cardstock, Jenni Bowlin journaling cards, and Basic Grey paper and alphabets from the kit.
I used the same basic design for the first 3 cards-just turned it around and changed the paper & cardstock...easy!

(FYI: the polka dotted paper here is the packaging from the Jenni Bowlin journaling cards!)

In other very important news...
are both semi-finalists in this week's challenge over at BHG Scrapbooks Etc. Ultimate Summer Challenge.
They need your votes so that 1 of them will win this week!
Go vote for them here.
Virginia's layout is the "Thanksgiving" layout.
Katie's layout is the "Gulf Shores" layout.
You can vote 1 time every day through next Tuesday.
What are you waiting for?? GO VOTE!! It will be good practice for November.

TGIF people!


Lisa said...

very cute cards!! and those mini alpha's - OMG - i must have them all!! :)

kerry lynn said...

oh i love those cards gretch.
miss you.

melita said...

fabulous cards Gretch! I am so going to scraplift you! and love those mini alphas!

erin said...

such cute cards, lady:)
i'll go vote now.
happy friday!

Tracy D. said...

Your cards are A-DOR-A-BLE! :)

I have a new appreciation for the mini alphas. Seeing these new ones makes me happy b/c I absolutely LOVE the colors.

Linh said...

When I saw the mini-alphas, I thought of you!

Cute cards, and I also reuse packaging. :)

stephanie howell said...

ack. how did i JUST now find your blog??? hope you are well and i'm so glad i found you!!

Katie Burnett said...

You know my birthday is next month, right? So, may one of those precious, too cute for words cards be headed my way? ; )

gimmegodiva said...

Hey!! Cute stuff!!!!! Love those cards!!

patb said...

Love the cards! Also love the papers from "Shoe Box".
I actually went to their site and ordered sone paper.I love it.

Kristina said...

It all looks great!!! =) I especially love those mini alphas!! Perfect for me I think.

Gigi said...

hey!!! you have a blog!!! now that makes me happy b/c i can get my dose of gretchinspiration whenever i need too :)
whoa! holy amazing cards!! totally love them :)

hope you are having a great summer!



3QTGUYS said...

Oh, dear! Those mini alphas will get you into serious trouble!

I hope Lucy doesn't let you order at their spot!