Monday, December 27, 2010

The best day ever & a challenge!

There's a new challenge over at Paper Therapy this week.
The challenge is to make a project based off the theme "New Beginnings". It can be for a new baby, new marriage, new home... etc. I decided to make a card for a new friendship!

I had allot of fun with this challenge using October Afternoon papers and Melissa Frances accents with a little SU tucked in there too. We would love to see what you come up with for this super fun challenge. Just hop on over to Paper Therapy and check it all out.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with friends & family. It definitely was a banner year for my house. One of our best Christmas's ever!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wings to Fly

Hey everyone!!
I have been in my studio re~arranging all day. Putting away all of my new goodies from Christmas and hanging a few things here and there. I finally got my hubby to hang some shadow boxes that I have had for a year. heehee He hates putting holes in the wall. Even if it's my wall!! LOL Glad I caught him in the Christmas spirit. ~:0)

With my new decor I decided to make a door hanger for my studio. This is what I came up with. My studio are the wings that let me create almost everyday!! It looks so cute on my door.

I hope you all are resting & relaxing today.
Thanks for popping in!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Shabby Thank you's

I have been making some thank you cards and friend cards.
It's nice to get away from Christmas colors.

I hope you are having a great week and getting all of your things done in time for the Big Day!! Thanks for spending some of your time visiting me. I *heart* my followers!! :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

!! OMGOSH I Got it !! Peachy Keen Guest Design Spot !!

!! HOORAY !! 

I am super siked to share with you all that I have been selected to be a 2011 Peachy Keen Guest Designer!! Or perhaps you heard me screaming from the roof tops. I am so honored to be in any way a part of Peachy Keen Stamps and cannot wait to design for my week.

I can't believe they picked little ol me.
!!Waaaa hooooo!!
Congrats to the entire Guest Design Team.
I can't wait to check out your blogs.

Thank you Peachy Keen for this wonderful opportunity.
I wont let you down.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Challenge #12

This week the challenge at Paper Therapy is to make a Christmas card. Pretty simple right? Not if you've been making Christmas cards out the wazoo! This week I ask you to make one more and give it to someone you weren't planning on giving it to. Spread a little extra cheer this year! When you're done come on over to Paper Therapy and share your creation with us.

My Christmas card for this challenge is going to be given to the lady who helps me with my groceries each week. She's such a sweetie, twice my age, and could probably out run me! Tucked inside will be a little extra something to help her out. The glitter on this card does not photograph well at all!! It's so super shiney. Even the snowflakes have glitter on them. I hope you decide to join us this week.

Thanks for swinging by!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy 10th

Today I have a birthday card to share with you! My son is going to a bday party this weekend and the girl is turning 10. What a fun way to use my new chipboard but to do the number 10!! How fun! It's my first time using naked chipboard and I loved it! I feel an addiction coming on. There is so much product on this card. That if you want to know a certain product or technique feel free to email me. The link is in my sidebar. <---

The second picture really shows the dimension on this card. I popped everything up sense it doesn't have to be mailed. The addition of the pearls on the banner just made me smile. Oh and how about that banner?? Killer right? That would be the new Papertrey Ink dies. OMG I am in love with these. So you'll be seeing me use these allot!

I hope you are all getting your Christmas activities and shopping done. Have you started to wrap yet? If not no worries... you still have plenty of time. I hope you all are enjoying the hustle and bustle of the season. Thanks for spending your time to come and see me. Wishes for a great day!

Monday, December 13, 2010

My Bestie is the Bestest!!

!!! HAPPY MAIL !!!
I received the following in a big box today from my Bestie! Her stuff is amazing and if you have yet to visit her blog you really need to see the cutest stuff in the world!! VISIT STACEY. There was also a little box with the cutest tree stamp on it filled with candy canes but my son thinks she sent it for him and he won't let it go long enough to include it in the pic. The glass jar is super sweet and filled with all kinds of chipboard. Thank you Stacey!! I love ya!!

A Winter Challenge

It's time for another challenge over at Paper Therapy! If you have never heard of Paper Therapy before, it is an online crafting community. With weekly challenges and great conversation about what we all love... paper crafting. You should stop by and check the place out. We have so much fun over there.

Ok... time for the challenge. This weeks challenge is simple enough. Just make a project with a snowflake somewhere on it. Very appropriate for our season. And how fun to make a snowflake project as it's snowing outside. Well atleast here in the Chicagoland area it is. In fact we are under a state of emergency.

I hope you'll join the fun challenge this week over at
Paper Therapy

Thank you & blog candy winner!!

Thank you to everyone who played along with the hop yesterday! It was so fun reading your comments and being apart of the hop. I will be stopping by all of your blogs this week to return the favor. Thanks for making the weekend so much fun!!

So... onto to our blog candy winner.
The winner is...
Jodie R comment #45
Jodie said: Awe! My DD would love this! You did a great job! They are just too sweet! My favorite movie has got to be Miracle on 34th Street. I do still believe in Santa! Thank you for the inspiration!

Congratulations Jodie. I will be sending you an email to the address you provided. Thanks again everyone and I'll be stopping by soon.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Cards & Gifts Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to the Holiday Cards & Gifts Blog Hop!! It's so great to have you joining us today for such a fantastic hop. I am stop number 12 on our hop. So if you have just joined us you'll want to go back to the beginning so you don't miss any of the wonderful holiday ideas and blog candy. The beginning link starts over at Jamie's place. Glitter, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My


The holiday project I have to share with you today are these adorable Reindeer Food Jars. Perfect as a gift for the little ones on Christmas Eve. They are filled with oatmeal oats and glitter. So the mix is sparkley. Just what's needed to attract Santa's reindeer straight to your house! There is a cute poem that goes inside the jar that reads:

Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home.

Here is the link to print the poem with a reindeer graphic.
Reindeer Poem

For my jars I used some SU Christmas paper around the jar, SU cardstock on the lid, ribbon from my stash around the lid, Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge for the reindeer, red stickles for the reindeer's nose, SU scallop oval punch for the title, SU dimentionals to pop the title up. This is such a fun and simple gift to make. They also sell great at craft fairs.


I am offering up some blog candy for our hop today. To enter to win the above items all you have to do is become a FOLLOWER of my blog and post a COMMENT to this post answering the following question: What is your favorite holiday movie? I will post the winner of my candy Monday morning 12/13. This will allow anyone coming in over the weekend a chance to win. So be sure to save me to your favorites and check back to see if you've won!

Thanks for joining the fun today!
The next stop on our hop is
Meighen at Scrappin_3rdeeschik

Monday, November 29, 2010

Buttons and Bows

Buttons & Bows is the challenge today over at Paper Therapy. This week your project must include a button AND a bow. How you do it is up to you! Come join the fun this week. The DT have created some stunning pieces for your inspiration. The links are in my sidebar --->

This card was created with Christmas Fun in mind. I didn't want to use traditional colors. So this paper from PTI was perfect. The buttons, cardstock, and ribbon are also from PTI.

I hope your Thanksgiving was a splendid one filled with laughter and joy!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!!I hope you have a wonderful holiday with plenty of yummy food and great company today!! I decided at the last minute to make these darling little place holders for our table today. Just wanted to share them with you real quick. I need to head out the door in an hour and I have yet to get myself ready. I have been cooking for 2 days straight. LOL I am so thankful for all of you who stop by to visit my blog. Your comments make my day!! Have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Cards Atlast!!

Finally!! I have selected a design for my Christmas cards this year.
Here it is! Sweet and simple for mass production. The wreath stamp was done in Old Olive, then I placed the Merry stamp inside, and went with stickles for the berries to add some holiday shimmer and shine! The rope is taped to the back and then a bow made. Both being stuck on with a glue dot. The bow hides it. I decided to emboss the red cardstock to give a richer feel. Now it's time to get busy! You now know what I'll be working on for the next week or so.

Have you decided to make your own cards this year? If so I'd love to see them. Leave a link and I'll be sure to check it out. Happy Crafting Everyone!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Paper Therapy Challenge #8

It's Monday!! And time for another challenge over at Paper Therapy!! This weeks challenge is to make a project for a man or boy. I decided to make this card to give to my hubby. He loves the color blue, and he enjoys bird watching. Just a little something to let him know I am thinking about him while he's at work. ~:0)

Thanksgiving is on the way and I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving gift tin

This cute little gift tin is going to be filled with uber yummy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars. Just a little gift for my sister. The stamp is from Verve and the paper is from DCWV. Buttons and twine from SU, ribbon from my stash, and nestabilities dies.

This would also make a wonderful hostess gift for the Thanksgiving holiday too. There are so many people to be thankful for in our lives. Which is why I just love Thanksgiving. What a perfect time to make something extra special to tell those special people in our lives how much they mean to us.

The tin is actually an old Fannie Mae tin that I altered. The perfect size for my Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars. It's not too late to make a gift for that special someone. If you do please leave a link so I can come see. ~:0)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Paper Therapy Challenge #7

The challenge this week at Paper Therapy is an easy one!!
Since Thanksgiving is near the challenge is to make a
Thank you card or a "What I Am Thankful For" Layout.

This is the card I came up with.
I just love that butterfly stamp by SU.
The patterned paper is from PTI.

I hope you decide to join us for this super easy challenge!!
Thanks for popping in. Wishes for a great day!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Paper Therapy Challenge #6

The challenge at Paper Therapy this week is an inspiration challenge! You must complete a project using the following ad for inspiration. This ad is so fun with all of the colors and textures... the skies the limit on this challenge! Make sour to check out all of the DT's work for some inspiration. They all did an awesome job with the challenge. So hop on over to Paper Therapy!

Here is the card I came up with using the ad for inspiration.

I hope you'll join us this week! Thanks for coming by. Wishes for a great day!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Paper Therapy Challenge #5

Hey everybody!! I hope you had a spooktacular Halloween! Now that trick~or~treating is over it's time to start thinking Christmas. Wow can you believe that? So for this weeks challenge over at Paper Therapy I decided to make a Christmas card. This week's challenge is Holy Moly… you must create a project with a hole in it somewhere. How you chose to do it is up to you. I hope you decide to join us this week for the fun!! Because it is the first Monday of the month there is a prize to be won!! You wont want to miss your chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Paper Therapy Challenge #4

Happy Monday!! Welcome to another challenge from Paper Therapy. This week's challenge is to make a project using only scraps. It's harder than you think!! Luckily I had some scraps that matched each other and I was able to make this cute little purse. It's for a classmate of my son's. He was invited to her b~day party. She was having an earring party. Which meant everyone had to give her earrings as her gift. What a cute way to wrap them up in this cute little purse. I'd love for you to join us for the challenge this week! It's such a fun group of crafters!!! If you have yet to check us out come on over.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween cards

These cute little criss cross cards are for my monthly card swap group over at Paper Therapy. I love making criss cross cards. Especially for Halloween. They are just so fun!

For instructions on how to make these cards you can view this post here. The papers I used I bought from a kit that a lady put together at a recent scrapbooking retreat I went to.

So I don't even know what lines they are from. *sorry*
I'll be posting more fun Halloween projects all this week.
So check back often!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Paper Therapy Challenge #3

Wow!! We are on week #3 challenge already at Paper Therapy. They have been so fun and we have gotten alot of great submissions. Remember the winner gets an adorable blinkie proving to the world you have what it takes to make our pick for The Weekly Challenge Winner. Come on over and play with us this week!!

This week's challenge at Paper Therapy is a color challenge. You must make a project using the following colors. Or ones that are similar.

Here is my take on the color challenge.
Please be sure to check out the Design Teams inspiration for this week. They have made some truly awesome cards. It's amazing what they come up with each week!

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you have a wonderful week!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags

Hi Guys!! I have some fun Halloween projects to share with you all and I'll be posting them all week long. So be sure to check back often. Or better yet become a follower and you'll know the minute I upload something new.

Today's Halloween project are these cute little paper bags. All I did was stamp in black ink this cute bat and decorated the fron with patterned paper and some embellies. I punched 2 holes with my crop a dile at the top and pulled the ribbon through. The edge detail on top was super easy. Just cut about 1/4" off the top and put the front and back in your border punch at the same time. And punch!

Here are all of them.
These are going to be for my Nieces & Nephews.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Paper Therapy Weekly Challenge #2

Hello everyone!! I hope you all have had a great week. It's time again for another Paper Therapy Challenge. This week's challenge is a fun one! All you have to do is make a project using the first stamp you ever bought. If you no longer have it then use the earliest stamp you have. It's time to give your old stamps some lovin too!! Once your project is done just head on over to Paper Therapy and upload your picture. You'll be entered to win our fabby blinkie for your blog. Below is my challenge card for this week. It was a real challenge using my first stamp but so much fun! Hope to see you participate this week!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Paper Therapy Weekly Challenge #1

Hi guys!! Today is such an exciting day!! It marks the very first weekly challenge over at Paper Therapy. Every Monday a new challenge will be posted. A new winner will be selected every week to receive a button graphic stating they have won the weekly challenge. The first Monday of each month receives a prize and a graphic stating they have won the weekly challenge at Paper Therapy.

Our very talented DT have created some very inspiring pieces for you all. You're going to want to make sure you check those out before getting started. A link to all of their blogs is over on my sidebar ---->

Our very first challenge is going to be kick started with a sketch challenge. (above) All you have to do is Submit a project based off of the sketch challenge this week. It can be an altered item, card, layout anything you wish as long as it follows the sketch.

You must submit a picture of your finished project as a reply to that week's challenge post by Saturday 10/9 at 11:59 pm (CST). Then the DT will select one winner each week to receive a custom graphic stating that you won the weekly challenge at Paper Therapy. For the first week of every month the winner will also receive a prize!! Winners and new challenges will be posted every Monday. Because it is the first week of October there is a prize to be won this week!

So what do you say we get started? Here is my take on the sketch for this week. See ya over at Paper Therapy!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Swap cards

These cute little cards are for our swap over at Paper Therapy. We do a monthly card swap. This month's theme was "your pick". So I decided to do some fall colors. The buttons I have had for years and just never used them. Aren't they cute?

This is the last week for Paper Therapy's Design Team Call. (see 1st post) If you are interested please do not hesitate to send your application in. We'd love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by. Wishes for a great day.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Gift Box and Matching Card

This is the gift I am giving my Niece for her birthday.
Find out how to make this adorable gift box!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Welcome Home Mailbox

Welcome Home!!
A very good friend of mine just moved into her dream home with her family. The place is just breathtaking!! She sent her change of address cards out last week. So I decided to send her this cute little mailbox filled with goodies. These Target mailboxes are so fun to decorate! And make the cutest gifts for many occasions.

It's a holiday weekend here in the states. We plan on being lazy!! *giggle* The weather sure is getting cooler and summer is beginning to fade away. Crisp air, falling leaves, bon fires, are all ahead of us. Can't wait!!
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lost Mojo

Hey guys. I hope you are all having a great day. Looks like rain for us. But that's ok we need it so badly. No pool today! Which means craft time. However... I must say my mojo has got up and went somewhere. This Christmas card is proof. LOL It is my 1st attempt at a design for this years cards. And I hate it! LOL It's so dark isn't it? I really want to incorporate this fold over frame. But I just can't seem to pull it together. Any ideas???

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My new blog design!

Wow guys... doesn't it look fantastic in here? Ragan over at Blogger Boutique was the one who designed this for me. Working with Ragan was a pleasure. Not only did she see my vision but she went above and beyond to help me with a few little tweeks here and there. I would highly recomend using her services. She is FAN freekin TASTIC!

Monday, August 23, 2010

More recipe cards

Heehee I am in actually 2 recipe swaps this month. This is for the swap over at Paper Therapy. I hope noone minds me using the same recipe for both. It's super yummy!! Again I pulled out my handy dandy sewing machine and went to work. Oh how fun sewing on cards is. So much faster than all of the paper piercing I used to do. This swap the card size was to be 6 x 6. I like this size so much better as it allows more space to decorate.

Summer is coming to an end. School starts here in 2 days. It seems the kids are trying to fit in everything in these last two days that they possibly can. It's off to 4th grade this year for my little guy. Although he's not so little anymore and I guess I should stop saying that! LOL I'll post pics of the first day of school on Wednesday.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


We have a winner and it is comment number 2!! Samantha Palmer. Congrats Samantha.
Samantha Palmer said...
This is awesome! I love to use black or brown with a lot of my cards and then using bright colors against a dark background really makes everything pop! Happy Birthday!

Samantha please email me your mailing information and I will get this package right out to you. You have until Mon 8/23.

Well today is my birthday!! We are going out to breakfast and then I get to go to our huge Joanns Super Store a few towns over. I am hoping they will have lots of goodies. I hear the super stores are awesome. Then we will be going out to dinner and a movie. Perhaps with some scrappy time in between! :) Thanks everyone for playing along to help celebrate my special day! I will leave you with a project I just finished yesterday. Recipe cards for my scrap club swap. I hope they like um'. It's the first time I ever sewed on a card. It was so much fun! Glad to finally have my sewing machine working again.