My other love Reading.

If you know me very well at all you know that I not only like to make cards and do paper crafting type things i am also a avid reader.  I get tickled pink when a  new book comes out by one of my favorite authors, I have a kindle stuff full of various free books i have snagged, I usually have a stack of library books i am working my way thru.

This year i discovered a great site called Good Reads and i love it not only for its ability to viritually help me keep track of all the books i want, need to read, review or have read but for it ability to let me enter book giveaways, read reviews by others, leave my own reviews and join various book groups.  You can check out my good reads profile here and become my friend on their as well.  I joined their reading challenge for this year and my personal goal is to read 50 books.  So far i have read 25 books.

Another awesome thing i have found is a Unique idea called  Stacking The Shelves quouted from the blog —

We are all book lovers and the need to share our enthusiasm is sometimes overwhelming. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

If you’re anything like me, you are probably hoarding books and even though you are excited about your latest book arrival, it might be a while before you get to review it and Stacking The Shelves is a good way to express your undying enthusiasm for those titles!

You can hop over to the blog to read all about how to participate in this exciting idea.

So this is my first Stacking the Shelves post enjoy.



Books I got for free this month since the month is almost over.


To Review from

Books on my currently reading list are

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)



Hope you enjoyed a peak into my other hobby and come back to see more reading reviews and such from me.


FBW245 sketch

Hi and welcome to challenge 245 with Flutterby Wednesday this week we are providing you with a sketch to use for your card.  Please make sure you include a butterfly or fairy on creation and have fun.

Here is the sketch for you to use.



Here is my card featuring the hero arts butterflies.

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Hope you stop by and share your own take on the sketch.



Hi and welcome to challenge 62 with (Pin)spirational challenges here is this week (Pin)spirational picture.

june 18

Team one is being sponsored by Fresh Brewed Designs  with 3 digitals stamps to one lucky player. 


Here is my card for this week featuring a stamp from our wonderful sponsor.

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Hope you stop by and share your own (pin)spirational cards with us.

DM93 Punches/Dies

Hi and welcome to Digi Makeover Challenge 93 with Paper Makeup Stamps this week our theme is Punches/Dies with your digital stamp.


The Rules


– You must use a digital image on your entry


(hey, it is a digi challenge after all)


– The challenge will be every Monday thru Sunday 9pm EST


– A winner will be selected every week by


– The winner will get to choose any 3 digi images from PMS as their prize.  If the winner used a PMS image on their entry, they’ll get 2 bonus images (for a total of 5!)


– Prizes must be claimed within 7 days once the winner is announced.


– You may enter as many times as you want, there is no limit; however you may not link back to old posts.


(prior to the challenge post)


– You may combine our challenge with any other challenge.


– Please post a link directly to your individual blog post using InLinkz (the blue frog), so we can find and admire your creation!


– We reserve the right to delete any links that do not follow the challenge rules.


Thanks for Playing and Have a Great Day!

Here is my card featuring a wordart sentiment from raindrops and rainbows.

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I used the my favorite things umbrella for my die, a square spellbinder die for my sentiment and i used a martha stewart border punch on my yellow strip of paper.