Well, first there was the request to go purchase "bright" colored clothes, when my child previously ONLY liked grey, black, white and blue.  There is this sudden "Uhuh" looming around the house.  It is as if it is coming from a little...
birdie, or from my two labs, or the newly purchased kittens - Louis and Ricky.  But, fear not, it is coming from my newly entered High School Child.

Last night, the pot came out of the drawer, the Mac and Cheese out of the cupboard and a sweet but simple "I think I'll have Mac and Cheese for dinner."  Huh?  From a child who asked me previously, daily, "may I please have a glass of chocolate milk mom."

And this morning at breakfast, to my COMPLETE delight (truly) I heard the quiet but sincerely serious words "I am seriously considering becoming a veggie!"  Now, let me explain.  I was a veggie from the time I was 12 to 34.  Now, I eat 95% veggie and ONLY eat meat when I made my little one a certain type of meat.  But HE - he had to have meat each and every night.  I said: "Pardon me" as if I hadn't heard correctly - my ears blissfully dancing - "I don't feel it is fair to eat the meat of animals."

YES! I roared.  Now my son joins the troops of his older brother (who was raised Veggie) and his sister (who was also raised a Veggie.)  They each had their experiment with carnivorism, as did I but they returned to Veggies.  Now, I said to my little one - oh sorry - my High School son - "you will have to take on the forbidden food vegatables."  In perspective, this child has eaten a handful of veggies since he was born...and is still alive...and 6'1", by the grace of God only.  So we talked about raw veggie life, cooked veggie life, but moreso about a visit to the pharmacy to get him a good vitamin B complex and a good Iron supplement.  He is stoked.

I wonder what today's HIGH SCHOOL revelation will be?

One of my fav cards out of the 100 I made, on my Sabbatical from my Blog this summer, in order to have a large package of all the cards ready to send to FROMOURHEARTS to distribute to the troops around the world.

I LOVE these itzi bitzi tags...and they really are microscopic, as are the stamps

NOT what my HIGH SCHOOLER is doing (hopefully! haha)
But he does have 2 hours of homework a night!

Lovingly Made With
SU Products except
Digi (Yikes: I can't remember from who (sooory - Help me if you can)


Submitted To
Blog a Doodle
Daisy Doodle
Divas By Design
For Fun
Fussy and Fancy
Papertake Weekly
Ribbon Carousel
Truly Scrumptious
Critter Sketch
Bugaboo Wacky Wednesday
Do You Stack Up With Us
Creative Card Crew
LadyBug Craft Inks TLT
Crazy For Challeges
Craft Us Crazy
appilegh Scrapper
Little Red Wagon
Crafting When We Can
Come and Get It
One Stitch at a Time
Sentimental Sundays
Paper Sundaes
The Crafty Pad Designs
I Did It
Out with No Boundaries
Victorine Stamps
Make It Monday
Lexis Creations
Cupcake Craft
Lollipop Crafts
There's Magic In The Air
My Time To Craft
Anything Goes
The 3 Muses
Digi Doodles
The Rubber Cafe
Shelleys Images
The Crafty Purple Frog


  1. lovely card, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTING WHEN WE CAN, x carol

  2. Gorgeous card!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! To be in with a chance to win this week's prize all you need to do is leave a comment for one or more of the entries this week and let them know you saw their creation on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!!!!
    Rene ;D

  3. Fabulous card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. hugs


  4. How did you make the tags? Is there a template? I wanted some that small the other night and didn't have anything that would work.

    Thanks for playing red, yellow and brown with us on For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you next Wednesday for the new challenge.

  5. I totally love this!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week for our Goodbye Summer challenge
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  6. What a wonderful card - I love all the elements you have added and the opening "doors"!!! Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries this week we hope you can join us for our new challenge next week!

  7. This is awesome. Love that iamge too. THanks so much for playing along on For fun.

  8. Fantastic card. I love the hidden image and all of the distressing. The tags do look challenging. Thanks for joining us at DDSC this weeks. Hugs, dj

  9. Totally cool card! Great folding and embellishments! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Pad.
    Victoria Lavender

  10. This is so lovely :) Thanks for joining us at cupcakes this week and good luck x

  11. Fantastic card and how exciting for you with the youngest!! Enjoy!!

  12. Hi, such a super card! So pleased you shared it with us at FOR FUN this week...do play along again soon, we'd love to see more of your work!

    Hugs, Ali x

  13. Fabulous creation and a great design.Love the colours.The image was me snoozing in English - yet I was still top of the class and nobody knew how! Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  14. Samara, this is AWESOME and what a great story about your son. I have been a veggie before and will probably go back once my kids get older, it's a very healthy lifestyle! I LOVE your creation as always, very cool fold. Thanks so much for playing along with THERE'S MAGIC IN THE AIR at PAPER CUPCAKES and also at STAMP-N-DOODLE & OSAAT!! Hugs:)

  15. Wow! Cool card! Love the tags and the "door"! Just awesome! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

  16. Love that door, just a wonderful project & thanks for joining us at Divas

  17. Thanks so much for becoming a bff. LOL. I came back and looked at more of your work, and it's really great. Most of my work is a little more, shall we say, fancy, but I really like your style.

    I don't think I know Karen of Karen's Creations. Does she have a blog? Hope you have good weekend. Hugs, dj

  18. This is a great card.

    Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


  19. Thanks for playing at OSAAT this week.
    Hugs Nataliya

  20. Great card!!
    Thanks for joining us at Art with no Boundaries!

  21. Great Back to School card, I love the layout and tags! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly

  22. This is so great card - very good idea - thanks for playing wits lollipopcrafts - hugs Joanna

  23. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Paper Sundaes this week. This card is fabulous. Love your colouring and the design - Wow!

  24. What a wonderful project. I love the colors and the little tags are great.

  25. Hi Samara, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and colour scheme. The "door" look fantastic - such a clever idea. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  26. You card is just beautifully detailed, love your mini tags! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch :)

  27. Beautifully done!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft Us Crazy and I hope you will join us again next year!
    Huggies ~

  28. Fantastic creation Samara...I LOVE the tags :-D thanks for joining in the fun at LCI this week xx

  29. That's quite a story about your son. Don't you just love it when they do a complete about face...LOL Lovely creations and good luck in all those challenges. Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes with this amazing creation. "Hugs" Carol

  30. A wonderful creation - and such an enlightening post! Thanks for sharing at For Fun Challenges! I will look forward to visiting your neck of the woods again!
    Hugs and blessings from Australia,

  31. Just hopping around and found your blog, great card love the mini tags!

  32. Hi! Firstly thank you so much for visiting my blog and for leaving such a lovely comment, I am truly flattered. Thank you also for becoming a follower ;)

    I had a little giggle at your veggie story... I am vegetarian and have been since High School. I've never gone back to meat, although being veggie isn't easy living in France!

    Pop by my blog whenever you feel like it, take care, Shelly ;)

  33. WOW! This is a great card for a student--love the little tags:) Great coloring! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC!! And thanks for getting punny with me:)

  34. What a fantastic make

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

  35. great cards, love the pink and green combo on the first! Your veggie story made me smile, I have been a veggie for 26 years and will never not be now. My little one has meat, but I am hoping when she is older.... Thanks for joining in with us at Anything Goes K x

  36. Wow! this is totally awesome. Love the design and colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

  37. Wonderful creation Samara, I love the mini tags :)


My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x