Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Christmas Layout!

Anne at Paper Patch Crafts issued a challenge and I wanted to play along!! We had to use a sketch she posted..

Now I just need photos! LOL! I am in no hurry for it "Let it snow" pics! LOL!

I Love Snowmen ATC

I hope Jen likes it!! I haven't made an ATC in a long, long time!!

I used doodlecharms for the snowman..he is my favorite one!! Then some jewerly beads on the top and some flock on the bottom (outlined the "snow" in stickles of course LOL)

cards for TurnedGypsy's blog

Chris is collecting cards for a Children's Hospital. I am so glad I could help. I made the snowmen ones today and the others I had made previously and had them tucked away and this was a perfect time to use them!!
Here they are:

Easter ones:

Valentine's Day ones:

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Brads for Swap

So I have become addicted to a swap website that my dear sweet friend Jen told me about! Thanks Jen! LOL!!
Anyway, I signed up for a brad swap..picture is hard to see but I was supposed to send 30 brads but I decided to send 50. I embossed some of them, hope she will like them..but instead of just mailing them in a baggie, I made a cute little bag for them!

Sorry the picture isn't good..I used my cell phone and it doesn't take good pics like my hubby's!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Glass Block Gift!!

I didn't get a chance to make these last yr but wanted to make one for a gift this year. I bought a 6x6 inch block and filled it with a small strand of lights and some of those little circle things (I don't know the real name of them LOL..they are like styrofoam)..I found this Laptop sticker and loved the saying so I added that to it (I was going to cut vinyl) and added a couple flowers..I may have to get some more of these and make more gifts..Maybe I should add a couple more flowers to the other corners..yes or no??
What do you think?

then lit up:

Christmas Card 2010

Here it is!! I love this snowman stamp, I used on a couple cards last year..but this year it is my main card! I used my nestabilities for the rectangular frames and colored the snowman in with glitter pens. I used one of my CB folders. I also found those rhinestones at J's..I had to glue them on myself (as they are not the self adhesive ones) but I got a much better deal! LOL! I think I made about 25-30 of these! I hope that's enough!! :)I may add some chalk on the background of the snowman, haven't decided yet..
What do you think?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wow...it has been over a month..

since I have posted! School is sucking up my creative time LOL! Well hopefully I will be able to get some craft time in soon!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Card Front Swap

This is my first time participating in a card front only swap!! It was fun! I am used to making a card for a specific reason (bday, Christmas, etc) but for this swap, there were to be no themes or sentiments! I can't wait to see what everyone did on this one!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

WOW!! Check out this Blog Candy!!

This is being given away by http://greengoddescreations.blogspot.com/2010/09/blogaversary-candy-time.html

Friday, September 10, 2010

Rest in Peace our Buster

Our Buster passed away Tuesday afternoon. It was a complete shock to us all. We knew he was getting old, he was 10 (11 in December) but other than showing signs of getting older (moving around slower and getting grey hair..we would call him grey beard or our old man) we don't know if he was ill. My husband came home from work and let him to go the bathroom and he was fine he said, then he went back off the porch to finish up and passed away in the yard.

Thank you Buster for blessing us for the past 10 years with your neverending love!! You showed us what unconditional love is all about!! Now go play with Lenox and you both watch over your kids--they miss you so much...we love you Buster!

Monday, September 6, 2010


Random.org picked Number 28 which is Terri!!

Terri said...
COOL Notebook!!! Everything else looks great too!!

September 3, 2010 9:50 PM

Thanks everyone for blog hopping with us!! I hope you had as much fun as I did!

Terri..off to contact you now!!

Friday, September 3, 2010


thanks for joining us for our 2nd blog hop!! You should have arrived here from Gina's blog http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/ if you want to start from the beginning..please click on http://crystalscraftycreations.blogspot.com/ which is our Commander Crystal!!

Do you have kiddos in school--if so--this blog hop is for you! Our theme is Back to School! If you don't, don't worry...I bet you will find some great projects that will inspire you!

Our second blog hop is sponsored by the very talented and generous Regina from CUTTING CAFE. You can find Regina's blog right here: http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/

So while you are hopping and getting lots of inspiration make sure that you leave comments on all the blogs to be entered to win THREE CUTTING CAFE STAMP SETS OF YOUR CHOICE from the wonderful Regina. Crystal will check to make sure the winner that random.org picks has commented on ALL the blogs and post the winner one Monday afternoon! Good luck!

Now on to my cards! I have never made my children cards for their first day but I did this yr! It was a lot of fun!! I used the School Days stamp set which can be found here: http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2009/08/school-days-printable-stamp-set.html Thank you Regina for providing me with such great "stamps" to work with!!

Now don't forget to leave a comment..become a follower if you wish (PS I love followers!!) I decided to give away an altered comp book I made and here it is:

I will use random.org for the winner Monday morning and announce on my blog! Please leave a way for me to contact you as well!! You should now be heading to see what Jess is showcasing! ScrappyJess http://scrappyjess.blogspot.com/

Here is the Order for the Blog Hop:
Caitlynsmommy http://crystalscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
GRKIDDO http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/
Me http://www.scrapthiscraftthat.blogspot.com/
ScrappyJess http://scrappyjess.blogspot.com/
Kat/Bluerose http://katzdesignz.blogspot.com/
DDDCort http://www.dawnsaddiction.blogspot.com/
KarelJCreations http://www.karelj.blogspot.com/
SherylGreene http://sherylscraftingcorner.blogspot.com/
LarelynSartini http://www.handmadefromtheheart-designsbylarelyn.blogspot.com/
Kisatrtle http://www.kisatrtleskreativekorner.blogspot.com/
AJoy713 http://adreatravis2008.blogspot.com/
BeeJay http://www.beejaysstudio.blogspot.com/
Pamela http://blog.pamelaosterday.com/

Have a great hop!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wedding Shadow Box

After a couple hours..I think I got it!! I cut my letters just a little too big the first time around.I bought the "outfits" and to make them fit, I had to cut and piece together some paper dolls. So my dolls vary in size from 3 1/2 inches to 4 1/2 inches..I used Storybook to cut the letters (shadow and regular) at 1 1/2 inches. I have a corner punch that I used for the corners. I hope my sister and her fiance like it.

What do you think? I wish I had more shadow boxes..I think they make great gifts!!

"My Boys" Layout!!

Yippee!! I got a layout done today!! I love being able to do a challenge or two!! The layout is of my 2 doggies!
I used some DCWV paper and some regular cardstock..used Learning Curve for my font and used good ole' George for my circles. I had some chipboard stickers so I used those (I love being able to use up my stash of goodies!) And some ribbon, a few shaped brads, a border punch, a white pen for the dots..and there you go..there is my layout!!

What do you think? Leave me some comments!! I love them!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Upcoming Blog Hop!!

I will be giving away some blog candy..so get ready for some fun!! Cya later this week!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I was "Pinked"

I was pinked!!

Thanks Cheryll!! Now I am off to find something pink to share with you on your blog!! And of course, I am going to email some of my friends cause they are getting "pinked" too!

Check out Cheryll's new blog at http://ifitspink.blogspot.com/

Monday, August 23, 2010

2nd project for August The Cuttlebug Blog!!

This is my last project for August! I created a mini altered comp book...it would be a great little book to have when on vacation to write down little notes that you want to remember!
I used my Seeing Spots CB folder, some rhinestones and a jeweled dolphin sticker that my friend Erica sent me! I used one of my border punches for the top and some silver ink!

Don't forget, if you have played along yet, hop over to www.cuttlebugblog.blogspot.com and play along!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My project for SSPT!!

Hello everyone!! August means a new challenge is issued over at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats!! (http://www.sugarsweetpapertreats.blogspot.com) and the challenge was to create a non traditional opening card (can't open from the top or side)..so I found this template in my one magazine, changed it just a little (no scalloped edges) and in about 10 minutes I had this card made! This card could be used for all kinds of occasions don't you think? You could add a cut out or a stamped image you colored then cut out..oh the possibilities!

I hope you like it!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Challenge for the Cuttlebug Blog!!

Hey there!! The theme for August is Splish Splash Summer Spot" How do you spend your summer vacation?
So we vacationed at the beautiful Outer Banks again this year!! We just love it at the beach!!
I hope my card creation can add some "sunshine" to your day!

I cut this card at 5 1/2 by 5 1/2. I used/did the following:
Mango luau cut outs
coredinations paper
embossed it with SEEING SPOTS Cuttlebug folder then sanded it a little
Bazzill paper flowers inked with cat's eye ink
white flower with cat's eye ink
5 brads
rik rak ribbon for the stem of the flower
The stamped word SUNSHINE stamped with scrappy cat ink
Thank you to www.crazyscraps.com for being a wonderful sponsor and giving me the Bold products! You are awesome!!

Also, don't forget to play along this month at the www.cuttlebugblog.blogspot.com
I hope you like my card!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Winner of my blog candy

IS: (picked by random.org)

Terri said...
That is one very cute card!!! Hello Kitty is great for any occassion when it comes to little girls!

July 18, 2010 4:02 PM

Sunday, July 18, 2010

My Second Project for the Cuttlebug Blog July Stars and Stripes--Use some Bling!!"

I think this is such a fun looking card! Don't you?? Anyway, I made this card for my second project of the month for the Cuttlebug Blog!
I used:
Tiny Bubbles CB folder for on the stars
Swiss Dots CB folder for on the USA
Learning Curve Cricut Cart for the USA,
cut at 1 1/2 inches.
Used Stand and Salute for the Uncle Sam's hat,
cut at 4 inches (a few times to get all the layers I wanted)
Threading Water Border Punch
Doodlebug patterned paper
I made this card with my daughter's help! She likes to give me advice on my cards! She has a pretty good "eye" for crafts! Thanks Peanut for all your advice!
Our sponsor www.crazyscraps.com provided the patterned paper (and other goodies I used on my earlier projects this month)..thanks Crazy Scraps for being an awesome sponsor each month!! Visit them for lots of great deals and awesome items!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Are you ready to HOP??? Well come on!


Good Friday morning. Welcome to the CRICUT CARD FAIRY FIRST EVER BLOG HOP! Are you ready to start hopping to ELEVEN blogs for some card inspiration and possibly some scrapping goodies along the way? I am so happy you are here to hop along with some amazing women.

So glad you hopped over from our wonderful commander's blog, http://www.crystalscraftycreations.blogspot.com/ She is our first blog so if you get lost along the way, you can always go back to hers to start!!

What are the CCF's? We are a group of crafters who send cards to others who are in need, need some cheery up..maybe having a special day--Whatever the reason--we love to send cards!!
Crystal is the lady who started and she asked me to co-command which I was honored to do!!
For my creation for the blog hop I chose to make a card...Hello Kitty is one of my favorite characters so I love making her the center of my cards!!

This card can be used to send for a birthday card or even a thinking of you..don't you think?
Well I am one of the blogs giving away some blog candy!! Yahoo! So if you want a chance of winning..just leave me a comment..(don't forget to leave a way for me to get in touch with you..email would be great..) If you wish to follow me, that is great too! I love followers..but not a requirement! Winner will be randomly chosen Monday morning..thanks for looking!!

You should now be ready to hop on over to the talented
http://www.scrappycanuck.wordpress.com/Below is a list of all the talented crafters participating!


Now here is the lineup for this whole weekend. We will END THE HOP on Sunday evening. Please pay attention to when each fairy will post their winners (if there is candy!)
LYNNE http://scrapthiscraftthat.blogspot.com/

ScrappyCanuck http://scrappycanuck.wordpress.com
NicoleStorch http://nicolestorch.blogspot.com

GRKIDDO http://www.ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/

SherylGreene http://sherylscraftingcorner.blogspot.com/

Its-Only-Money http://www.itsallmymoney.blogspot.com

PamelaOsterday http://blog.pamelaosterday.com/
StampinMeg http://www.peacockpaperie.blogspot.com/

BeeJay www.beejaysstudio.blogspot.com

PennyLight http://lightwhimsy.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Sugar Sweet Paper Treats Project for July!!

I was asked to pick the theme this month!! Yahoo! And since I love flowers and bling--Why not make the challenge Flowers and Bling! LOL!
So this month I decided to alter a comp book. I love altering these types of books (and with school supplies coming out..now is the perfect time to stock up)
I used DCVW paper, some flowers, some metal heart embellishments (got from J's a long time ago) and some purple rhinestone things (I love using these on everything). I used my storybook cart to cut the letters at 1 1/2 inch shadow. And some ink around the edges and there you go-a super cute altered book!!


I also sprayed my flowers with glitter mist but the pictures are not showing it.:(

Please check out my sidebar..it has the blog candy I am giving away over at SSPT this month!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

My project for the Cuttlebug Blog--1st project for July

Here is my first project for July at the Cuttlebug Blog!
I used the following:
Stars CB folder for the red cardstock
D'Vine Swirls on the white cardstock
A Child's Year Cart to cut my image, I used shadow and the regular cut, 3 inches, striped paper is Doodlebug
Added some yellow stickles for my "bling"
The oval was cut from the same cart, A Child's Year at 3 1/2 inches..inked with silver ink (Scrappy Cat ink I love that stuff LOL)
And used some star buttons
What do you think?? Let me know! Leave me a comment!
Also, don't forget you can play along with us all month long at www.cuttlebugblog.blogspot.com
Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July's Challenge--Stars and Stripes--Use of Bling!!

At the Cuttlebug Blog for July, the theme is Stars and Stripes-Use of Bling! Well we rec'd an amazing package this month from Crazy Scraps (our super awesome sponsorer!! Check them out for super great deals.. http://www.crazyscraps.com/ )

For this challenge I used the following products supplied by Crazy Scraps:

Cuttlebug Die 2x2 Circle Frames
Doodlebug Mini Brads-Lady Bug
Doodlebug Crushed Velvet Blue Jean cardstock
Doodlebug Sew American Stripe paper

I also used:
red embossing powder, red and white cardstock, Storybook cart, the Mickey Font, some little rhinestones, and some ribbon

I decided to heat emboss some of the circles and I also heat embossed my brads to help them shine! It is so simple to do! All you need is some embossing powder, embossing ink and your heat gun! Push your brad into your ink pad, then put some embossing powder on it, heat it up, then repeat if you do not like the amount the first time. The marquee cuts were cut from the Storybook cart..the Sew American stripe paper was cut at 11 1/2 inches and the white was cut at 8 inches. The word FUN was cut from the Mickey font at 2 inches. Hope you like!! Let me know what you think!!

Please come join us over at the Cuttlebug Blog this month!! Do the challenge, enter to win!! So easy! Also, if you haven't signed up for the email reminders and stuff..please do so! You never know what Sabrina is up to and if she will be doing a contest of some sort (hint hint) during the month! Also..check out Crazy Scraps..so much will be going on there! You won't want to miss it! Lots of info..contests..etc!!


Friday, June 25, 2010

Did you see...

I just added Chatroll to my side bar..come chat with me!!

Oh and a couple reminders..Crazy Scraps is still accepting emails for DT members..they are looking for 2 members.

The Cuttlebug Blog still has the challenge going on..Great giveaway..a cricut cart is one of the items!

Don't forget to check out SSPT...we are doing "sewing" as our theme this month!

All links are in my side bar!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Project #2 for the Cuttlebug Blog! "All About Dads"

Here is my second project for the Cuttlebug Blog!!
I chose to make a frame and card for my dad who loves to golf!
Frame Info: I used the herringbone embossing folder on the letters. I chose the Mickey Font and the Everyday Paper dolls for the golfer. He is cut at 5.5 inches. For his face, I used my peachy keen stamps. Added some inked edges and a little gold pen to draw out the details on the shirt, shoes, clubs..and there you go!
For the card:
I again used my herringbone folder on the background paper (which that paper and the folder and other goodies where provided by Crazy Scraps..check them out if you haven't yet..they have daily deals which are AWESOME! www.crazyscraps.com ) For his hat, I heat embossed some of it..then with a brown marker I wrote #1 Pap on it. I again..added some gold pen lines for details on the clubs, shirt and shoes..This golfer was cut at 5 inches...Then of course, a corner photo punch and then the threading water punch was used with the blue cardstock!
So if you have not joined any of the challenges yet on the Cuttlebug Blog..I urge you to do so..they are a lot of fun...they get you using your embossing folders and get your creativity flowing! www.cuttlebugblog.blogspot.com
Thanks for looking...leave a comment if you wish!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!!!

Happy Father's Day to my hubby!! He is such a great dad and husband. We have been so blessed to have him in our lives. Thank you Bill for all that you do for us!
Your family!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Crazy Scraps is looking for 2 DT members and Some BIG Changes Coming Soon!!

Crazy Scraps is looking for 2 DT members!! If you go to the blog, you will find more information! Also be on the look out cause Crazy Scraps is going through some exciting changes! I am so honored to be asked to be part of them!! I am looking forward to getting to help Jeanette and Sabrina build the blog and have some fun while doing it!!
So if you are interested in applying for the DT opening, please go to

Also, don't forget to join us at the Cuttlebug Blog this month for the challenge!! Father's Day/Manly theme! Did you see the terrific goodie package! It is on my side bar!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My first project for Sugar Sweet Paper Treats!

Cheryll issused the challenge this month!! The challenge--Sewing! I created this card using faux stitching cause the sewing machine and I are "fighting" LOL! I wanted it to work and it didn't..it won! I was all excited, got the sewing machine out of the box, pulled it in, got my papers all lined up--oh ya--this wasn't the first card I was making--LOL! I start sewing on my card, all excited, then notice only a couple spots were actually sewen..hmm....so I see the needle came unthreaded..simple enough..I fixed that..I start sewing again to discover it is sewing the same spot over and over and over again..I have HUGE spot of white thread..then under it where the bobbin is it a ton of thread..I am not sure how that happened..but had a heck of time getting the card to come off of the threaded area...so since I am not mechanically inclined..I had to unplug my machine (because I do not know how to thread it..I have my hubby do it for me..but he was at work) and start on this card instead! I guess I better learn how to thread it and stuff..how hard can it be? I was like this with my ATG..I didn't dare run out of tape when my hubby wasn't home, I couldn't figure out how to reload it..I finally learned and it it simple!

Now for the card details!

Threading Water punch

Inkadinkado "Boxed Wishes" Stamps

Faux Stitching template-HOTP "Easy Stitches"

Staz On ink

A mixture of Souffle pens and a gel pen for the "stitches"

Marker and Gelly Roll pen for the coloring

A gold CM pen for the stars


Mixture of paper

Monday, June 7, 2010

Cuttlebug Blog's June Project #1 All About Dads/Fathers

So I bought Robotz for the font (thanks Jenny for pointing it out to me LOL) and once I opened it and starting looking at the cute robots I couldn't wait to make one!! Here is my first Robotz card!
I used diamond cut and stars embossing folders..I just love the way the diamond cut looks with the metallic paper (which Ann and I picked up at the Stamp show in Ohio)..My robot was cut at 4 inches...He is actually 3 colors.black background then the gray and blue...I inked his "wheels" with silver pigment ink to help them stand out against the black background. I also inked the blue cardstock..added a couple brads and some googly
eyes!! What do you think??
Don't forget to join us every month at the Cuttlebug Blog---there is a great giveaway there! On my sidebar there should be a link and a picture of the prize for the month!! Can't wait to see what you create!! The link is www.cuttlebugblog.com
Leave some comments---tell me what you think!

Friday, June 4, 2010

June's goodies

are posted on the sidebar for the Cuttlebug Blog!! Another great prize donated by our awesome sponsor www.crazyscraps.com

Just click on the picture and it will take you to the Cuttlebug Blog's blog and you can play along! Can't wait to see what you create!
Don't forget to sign up to get reminders on there..it is a great way to be reminded of contests and giveaways!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I have been chosen to be part of the Design team on Sugar Sweet Paper Treats!! Come check it out!! Once a month there will be a challenge posted!! Let's get creative together! Can't wait to see what you all come up with!
Thanks to the ladies at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats for asking me to be part of your family!


Cuttlebug Blog's June Challenge All About Fathers!!

Here is a card I made for the challenge over at the Cuttlebug Blog!! Don't forget to join us every month for the challenge!! You could win an awesome prize!
For this card...I wanted to create a camo look so I used some glossy paper and 3 alcohol inks (Expresso, Cloudy Blue and lettuce)..For the embossing, I chose Herringbone and Swiss Dots.
The "doll" is from Everyday Paper Dolls--cut at 3 1/2 inches. Paper is mostly Bo Bunny..(thanks Crazy Scraps for providing so many great goodies)
The card was cut at 11 inches by 4 inches..scored in 2 places to create the fold..on the inside will be the sentiment.
Other products used:
Cat's Eye Ink for the ink on the face (which for some reason was very wet and smudged :(
Peachy Keen Stamps
Gold Pen for outlines on the outfit--the collar has a brown marker but is hard to see--white pen for his fingernails..
So what do you think???

Monday, May 31, 2010

To My Girl!! Happy Birthday!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My letters for a Banner Swap on the Cricut Board

Here are my letters using various cartridges for the banner swap I am in..I joined the Father's Day (letter A), Mother's Day (letter A with flower), Memorial Day (letter E) and Happy 4th of July (letter P)....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Look what arrived here today...

It arrived!
Not sure how to use it so if anyone has tips..please leave me some comments! LOL!
I wasn't sure about buying one..but my ever supporting hubby insisted I buy one since Paper Crafting Pro had them on sale for 99.99!
Yes 99.99!! My friend Jenny was helping talk me into it too!
So now I wonder..does the sleeve I bought cover the screen for protection or do I buy something else? M's had the silcone sleeves on clearance yesterday for 9.99!! Good Deal!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Cuttlebug Blog's May Project 2 A Mother's Love Layout!

Here is a layout I did for the Cuttlebug Blog (www.cuttlebugblog.blogspot.com) This is my 2nd project for May--Mother's Day Theme!!
The patterned paper/cardstock is Bo Bunny (provided to me by www.crazyscraps.com our awesome sponsor..check them out..they have daily deals which are SUPER!!)
I am usually the one taking the photos I excited to do a layout with my kids and I! They are truly my whole world..I am so thankful that I was blessed with these two! They make being a mom so much fun and easy! I am very lucky!
I used the following products:
Tartan 5x7 cuttlebug embossing folder (photo mats)
Cricut Mother's Day Cart "Mom" cut at 1 3/4 inch-both regular and shadow cut
Cricut Sans Serif "I LOVE YOU" cut at 1 inch-both regular and shadow cut
Green Primas and a couple brads
A hand punch to punch the photo corners
A punch for the brown border
Cat's Eye Ink to ink around the photo mats
I added some dimensional tabs to the back of "Mom" to make it stand out!
And the patterned paper that has the poem on it pulls out so my children (or who ever reads it) can see the words I wrote to them (which is hidden)
I hope you like it! Please feel free to leave me comments!
Also, if you haven't joined us yet at the Cuttlebug Blog..come on over! I would love to see your projects this month!
The poem I found online and it reads:
A Mother's Love
A Mother's love must always be strong,
her work is hard, her day is long.
But all in all, she is truly blessed,
for there is nothing so warm
as a crowded nest.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Check out my sidebar

I added a new picture of what one lucky winner will receive this month from the Cuttlebug Blog! If you click on the picture, it will take you to the blog then just click on the current challenge and join us!
They are fun challenges and are a great way to get out your cuttlebug and use it!
May's theme is All About Mom!

Can't wait to see what you made!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

to all my wonderful Mom Friends! I hope you all have a wonderfully relaxing day..doing whatever you enjoy doing!