Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Check Out Some More Candy!

Candy Candy Everywhere! This seems to be the season for everyone to be giving. And what a great feeling that is! Someday I will post some blog candy but for now it is fun to play! Charmed Crafts is having a HUGE Blog Candy Celebration for the new year..... Check it out http://charmedcrafts.blogspot.com/2008/12/mega-mega-mega-christmas-blog-candy.html And then I am going to try and scraplift this idea. I love card and how it is not all Chistmasy but a mixture. Anyway you know what I mean!http://prairiepaperandink.typepad.com/amyr/2008/12/merry-christmas.html

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fold Out Card

I have been doing just plain cards lately so I decided to follow a challenge posted over at Mommysavers in the Scrapbooking section. http://mommysavers.com/boards/challenges/105222-random-card-challenge.html

It comes from a tutorial that I had found on this blog... http://francineclouden.typepad.com/tuesday_todo/2008/11/foldout-christmas-card.html What a gorgeous card she made!

Here is my try at a fold out card:


I used Paper from the DCWV photo Holiday stack, cut my snowflake out from the Cricut "Going Places" cartridge, covered it with Glossy accents and added Stampin Up glitter. The stamp is something I picked up at a garage sale and I am not sure who makes it but love his spikey hair!


Now go on over to check out what Kim has up for blog candy. Leave a comment for a chance to win. Plus check out all of her amazing projects. This girls has got TALENT!


Also check out another Kim over here.... http://kraftinkimmieskorner.blogspot.com/2008/12/peace-on-earth-charlotteand-some.html

Her gorgeous Charlotte card brings the holidays back in full effect for me! Let her know what your favorite present has been and be in the drawin for some Blog Candy!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Challenge--Emboss Paper Flowers

I made a card for a challenge on www.thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com I love the different ways that there are to use my Cuttlebug. So the challenge this week was to take paper flowers and emboss them. I took a pretty pink flower and embossed it with the Swiss Dots folder. The stamp set is from Inkadinkadoo, die cut squares from Funky Squares die cut made with the Cuttlebug, paper from Stampin Up and Cardstock from DCWV. I also used a few stickles on the owl.

Outside: "A wise man once said..."


Inside: "Follow your dreams. Except the one where you are at work in your underwear."

Sorry the inside is blurry. I couldn't get a decent shot.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Weekend Crop

I went to a weekend crop..Sleepless scrapbooking! It was my first for this many days. I have only done one other one that was a day crop. I had so much fun not only chatting and cropping but learning so much from the other ladies there! They were such inspirations to me. And you know what....I didn't take one single picture. I am such a DORK! So anyway, I finished 6 Christmas cards and 9 pages. Not too bad but I know that I could have done more!


3rd Grade

Mom and Missy

B-1st Day


Boo at the Zoo




Hopefully going gave me some creative energy to focus off of! So stay tuned for more....hopefully it won't be another month again!

Friday, October 24, 2008

COME JOIN US!! @ Santa's Workshop

During the holiday season do you sometimes hit that creative block?

Do you need that perfect gift or card for someone?


Well we can help! Join www.sassycardsnscraps.com for a 6 week contest to help inspire you to complete those Christmas projects.

Starting November 1, 2008 we will be posting a project a week that you will have to complete by Friday of that week for judging. (each of your enteries must be upload in our gallery and then linked back to the thread.)

The best part of the contest is NO ONE is voted out. Each week our panel of judges will vote on the top three projects for that week and they will receive points according to where they placed. The person at the end of the 6 weeks with the most points will be the winner!

Points are as stated below

1st Place = 3pts

2nd Place = 2 pts

3rd Place = 1 pt

Occasionally there maybe an extra credit point. Those that complete the extra credit challenge will receive 1 pt. In case of a tie the names will be in put into a hat and a winner will be drawn. So put those elf hats on and be ready to take a trip through Santa’s workshop. Remember Christmas is just around the corner.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cuttlebug Spot Challenge/ Two Folders

Here is another challenge from www.thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com The challenge this week is to use two different folders.


I used:
Swiss Dots and Birds and Swirls Folders

Last week was to ink your folders. I just couldn't get it right and was not happy with the results. This week I really love this card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I am participating in a crop over at http://www.mommysavers.com/ . Come check it out there are great challenges and prized too! The Theme is "Clue". So my first card was for a challenge to do a monochromatic color. I chose to do Mr. Green and use...you guessed it GREEN. Here is my take on the challenge.


The next challenge I did was to make a card using tags or a tag. I chose to make a Halloween card.


Hopefully I can get some more done by Saturday. I will post them all for you to enjoy!

Here is another one:

Colonel Mustard--2 patterned papers
Mrs White --4 patterned papers
Professor Plum-- only 2 colors (ie brown/pink, orange/black)
Mrs Peacock--Cuttlebug/embossing
Mr Green--stripes
Miss Scarlet--polka dots

Knife--anything shiny (bling, glitter, stickles)
Lead pipe--tags

Dining Room--Markers/chalks/paints
Library---lots of words/newsprint


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge

I am really trying to start to use my Cuttlebug and Cricut more. So I was told about this blog for the Cuttlebug that my friend Jean is a DT on. Check out some of her amazing work here: http://pinkcamo1981.blogspot.com/

So the challenge is Sanding Surprise and is found on http://thecuttlebugspot.blogspot.com/
It is to use a Cuttlebug folder and sand it.

Since I am still a novice to this I tried my hand at it with the Swiss Dots folder. I used the Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge on the Cricut for the baby cut. I think I want to switch the title since the image came out a bit smudgy but I am a pleased with the outcome.


Monday, September 29, 2008

New Scrap Area

I decided to switch my scrap room yet again. I was in the storage "closet" of the basement. It was hard to go in there and work on stuff when the kids where on the other side of the wall playing and getting into trouble. So now I moved it into a corner of the basement opposite of their pay area. This way I can scrap and make sure that my kids stay out of TROUBLE.

Here is what it looked like before:


Now this is what I have done to it.

Table in which I craft:


Shelf that my dad made a long time ago no holds my embellishments, magazines and misc.


I am using an old book shelf and dresser to house albums, paper, stamps and other misc


Of course I would always love to have it organized with matching storage items but that doe snot happen when you are on a tight budget and buy too much stuff! ((rolling eyes))

So here is where I create! I hope you enjoy. I also hope that I can get some of my mojo back. I am getting there.......slowly. :)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Weekend Crop at Sassy Cards N Scraps

I have started some of the challenges over at Sassy Cards N Scraps. http://www.sassycardsnscraps.com/ But like some of you know I just am not fast making things. So they are moving along quite slowly. Here is my first one it is a sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my interpretation:

I used the Cricut for the Title using Makin the Grade Cartridge, some fibers and Berry Bliss paper from Stampin Up!.

This one was a challenge to use the quote "Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you."--Dr. Seuss

So I took the quote and typed it in Word and used Word Art to create it into a oval. Than I decorated a King Size Hershey Bar with paper and embellishments, put the quote on and when I give it to someone I will stamp their name in the oval.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sassy Cards N Scraps --Crop Week GRAND OPENING!!

Check it out starting tomorrow Sassy Cards N Scraps is having their GRAND OPENING Crop! Great prizes, awesome challenges and great friends!



Mini Crop at the House Pages

Here are a few quick layouts that I did this last week with some friends.

High School Musical on Ice


Christmas --Missing journaling.


I Adore--


I feel I am starting to get back into the whole scrapping thing. I just need a little time and patience and a clean house so that I am not distracted but everything else.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Photo Cube

I have been trying to find things to make out of miscellaneous items in the house. Well a lady on one of the boards that I visit www.sassycardsnscraps.com posted this blog tutorial http://paperjewels.blogspot.com/2008/06/cd-photo-cube-tutorial.htmlon how to make a photo cube out of cd cases. I do not like how my version turned out. But I do think that when I have more time to spend I am going to make some of these for Christmas gifts. They will definately be decorated better!Photobucket

I did this quick card today. I really like it! It is the shoppingbella stamp and I used Bic Mark it Markers to color it in. Patterned paper is from the DCDW Rockstar stack. Pink Prima from Prima and bling is from me and my Big Ideas.


Monday, August 25, 2008


Nothing like getting busy. We are surrounded with BBQ's, birthday parties and back to school events. The only thing that I have done is make 20 birthday cards for my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. They are pretty simple.


Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Few New Cards

I have really been into card making lately. I have done a few for a crop that I am in and I also volunteered to make 20 Birthday cards for my MOPS group. Then there is the Christmas Card Swap and ATC swap that I still do not know what I am going to make! Decisions, decisions! So here are a few of my more recent ones....

Christmas Card Challenge. Not liking it but still playing around to see what I want to do with Holiday cards this year.


Flower Challenge. Use flowers on your card.


Ribbon Challenge....you guessed it use ribbon.


I sent this one to a friend already and she loved it! I have to say I am quite in love with the Bellas lately!


Friday, July 25, 2008

Altered Recipe Box

I was just in a swap on my http://mommysavers.com/boards/swaps-trades/76410-index-card-swap.html Mommysavers boards. We were to make Index Cards with our names and addresses so that we have easier access to them for sending out RAKs and swap/trades. It think it turned out pretty cute.


I wish that I could get better pictures of these.

Here is a card that I did for a challenge to use a shaped clip, 3 brads and ribbon. Well I had the swirl clip on but did not like it.

Here is another one for that challenge. I don't like this one either....LOL


This page I did for a sketch challenge. I love the colors but feel that it is missing something. I used glitter, chipboard and even letter stickers!


I am going to try and work on some more things today for some challenges and swaps that I am in.
I also am supposed to do a arts and craft booth with my aunt in August and really want to make some card sets and other stuff to sell. Hopefully I can post some soon.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Check This Out!

I found a really cool new website that is just starting. http://sassycardsnscraps.freeforums.org/index.php

It is small now but hopefully will continue to grow. The founder is super nice and eventually wants to open a store. Come join us August 15-17th for a Grand Opening event. They will have prizes and challenges and lots and lots of fun!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Place to Post My Creations

My first post! I am ready to dedicate a blog to my creations! I am excited to start this journey into full fledge craft blogging!

So let the crafting begin! I have these already on my family blog but I need something for my first post and these are some of my favorite pages.




Thanks for looking and hopefully I should have some more for you in the next couple of days!