Monday, January 31, 2011


I didn't get a chance to make a card today, but I wanted to share something. I've had this photo for a long time and I don't even know where I got it, but isn't that just an adorable kitten.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Happy Sunday!!

This is a 4x8  card, 
This would fit in a A10 envelope which is the legal size 4 3/8 x 9 3/4
I used the forever young cartridge with the image cut a 3" I put a little stud at the waistline of the ladies dress with my new tool the I-rock by "imaginisce".
The herringbone paper is me and my big ideas and the other patterned paper is from SEI
The ribbon is Celebrate it and has a Hibiscus pattern on one side and a satin pink on the other side.
Blessings on your day. Thanks for coming over to my blog

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Little Cakes and Muffins.

I saw the cutest give away over at Lena's crafts the drawing will be Feb 6 you still have time to leave a comment for a chance to win.

I saw so much sweets and Yummy stuff over at MPS that I just had to do this now I said I was going to.  I just finished putting the German chocolate frosting on the chocolate cakes, and took some over to our neighbors. We will have ours later after dinner. I guess you notice one is missing, that little muffin did not have a chance. It was still warm when I ate it and oh so wonderful.  Maybe the next challenge should have to do with exercise  are you hearing me Blogger s.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Warm Wishes

This card is  5X7
I really like working this size better I have more room to be creative. This was great I got another trip to Michael' s in today, which is very unusual because it is nearly an hour away. I got 4 paper packs and an I- rock tool. I was really happy this is part of the haul --I'm using  Basic gray and Me and my Big ideas This was fairly quick. The frame around the Flamingo is from Cindy Loo.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Follow your Dreams

I just got this cartridge in the mail today and I wanted to see the images that were on there so I started cutting things out and ended up making a card. I'm working on my next video. It was a gorgeous day today 75 and sun shine. I bought this paper last weekend it is K& Company, Brenda Walton. I just love the colors purples and greens mixed together.

5 1/2 x 41/4 Papertrey ink : plum pudding
Unicorn 3"
ATG gun
Distress stickles: Milled lavender
Fiskar edge punch
Black card stock: AC
Sakura white gel pen sticihng
Inkadinkadoo: stamp
Martha Stewart White opaque ink pad
Pop dots

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cricut Your story Part 3 laminating

Here is the 3rd part of the  Cricut Your Story video.
Hope you enjoy it
  Thanks in advance for your comments

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tea pot and cups/ intersting fold

Tea pot and cups/ Interesting fold

I only needed three sheets of double sided paper to make a card that was quick and looks so involved. I am really happy with the way this one came out.

The card measures 5 x 4 1/4
The paper is g.c.d studios-- This paper is great cuts beautifully and the colors are gorgeous.
The tea pot and cups were cut from EDP cartridge
the scallop was from mini monograms the stamp was Autumn leaves
Stamp pad versafine BLACK
Ribbon green moss offray grosgrain
Pop dots and ATG gun

Monday, January 24, 2011

Yummy a cupcake -

Wow! got super cupcake crazed after seeing all the cupcakes Robyn was getting so I made a cupcake card, that I will be entering in Mary's challenge.  I will post the recipe tomorrow too tired right now.  Yummy

I messed up on my stamping so I stamped on the little circle then pop dotted it -- I'm not real crazy about that shape there.

Recipe: Home Decor cartridge A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) paper trey ink card stock lavender moon
card stock: DCWV: glitter sweet stack & DCWV Value pack cardstock stack
AC Black for shadows -- Martha Stewart double loop punch EK circle punch
cherry on top - DCWV Flower Shower stack

I am overwhelmed ----2 awards in one day

My 2nd Award  in the same day!

I am so honored that Olivia over at awarded me with the Stylish Blogger Award!  Thanks so much Olivia!

My Blog Award

*In order to complete the requirements for this award I must tell 8 things that you probably don't know about me, so here it goes.

1. I am the 4th of 7
2. My mom is the 2nd of 14
3. I have so many cousins, I don't even know how many
4.  I love getting together with my friends
5. I belong to a group called the knit wits, they are my knit wit friends
6. Did  I say my Favorite color: Green
7. Purple is my second favorite color
8. I like quiet
*Another part of receiving this award is to Pay it Forward to 8 more Stylish bloggers:
5.  Gloria
6.  The Purple Scrapper
7.  Kleirr    
8.   Krystal

I can not believe it!!!! I won this award from:

Natasha over at 
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Natasha, so very kind of you.
I am so new to Blogging I am very humbled and surprised, but thankful that people on the blogs are so encouraging to one another-- There are some rules to this honor. 

So here are the rules:
Upon receiving this award I must thank the person who gave this to me and link it back to their blog and share 8 things about myself. Also, pass along the award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered and leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition.
  Since I'm still fairly new blogging, Here are the eight  ladies that I find are creative and produce beautiful work. Hard to choose there are so many. There is no particular order:  Please go by their blog and congratulate them and check out their work.

1 .Melissa
2. Stacie
3. Debra
5. Christina
6. Robyn
7. Misty 
8. Mary  

1. I love my Maker
2. I love my family
3. I love people
4.  I love animals
5. I love art
6. Favorite color: Green
7. I love music
8. I love the outdoors

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Challenge: "Happy Birthday to Me, THE PINK STAMPER"

happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Robyn,

5x7 card stock- Foxriver Natural white

DCWV butterflies and Blossoms Stack
Offray grosgrain
Butterfly: Cricut cart-Sentimentals
Stamps: Front of card: Inkadinkado -Greetings
             Back of card: Inkadinkado- Birthday fun
ink versafine: black onyx
Adhesives ATG & pop dots


 THX Ice Cream Cone Card
I am really late getting my post out today. I hope you enjoy the card I made I'll  post the recipe later. So do come back if your interested. I had a lot of disruptions in the middle of making this card.

Paper trey inc: Vintage Cream
DCWV card stock stack and paper stack
Ribbon: Micheal's
Cuttlebug embossing folder
ATG & foam tape


This is so funny those of you who are following me know that  I am new to blogging -- I thought, if  I commented I was a follower, then I realized when I  go to these blogs sometimes I'm a follower and sometimes I'm not. Now I am realizing that subscribing is something entirely different. Each persons blog varies in how a person subscribes --some have listed subscribe to a reader, some have subscribe to an  e-mail.

Let me know what you prefer in the way of subscription .?    E-MAIL       or             READER

 I have the subscription box at the top right of my blog its for READER I haven't figured out how to get the subscription for E-Mail up there yet.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Had an art reception to go to today. It was really a lot of fun. Saw a lot of new faces that are now members of the Art League.

I created this card for a lady I've met on the blogs, whose sister had surgery earlier in the week I will get this in the mail tomorrow.
I hope she gets well soon.

I wanted it to be simple:
Here is the recipe: A2 (4/14 x 5 1/2)
Card stock Georgia pacific white -this paper is a bit thin for making cards so
the embossing is both inside the card and on the outside of the cover.
Embossing folder :is from the Asian bundle
Core' dinations -- two tones of blue
cartridge Pagoda.
ATG gun and foam tape

Friday, January 21, 2011


Our dear friends father passed away. I made a card for his mother and I will be making one for him also so here it is.
Vanilla Cream Card stock: Paper trey Inc. A2 size
Core' dinations two types of blue
Stickles: Star dust
studio 112:  adhesive gems
inkadinadoo stamp from greetings
ColorBox chalking ink:  Blue
and Cindy Loo cartridge
On the inside  I put a piece of 100% cotton stationary and a border in matching color (Core' dinations) & design (Cindy Loo cart)  according  to the outside

I'm noticing Studio 112 popping up all over, I thought it was a particular store brands line, but I'm seeing it at a lot of different stores so check it out.
Thanks again for all the comments and for stopping by my blog.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Red Black and White card, Very Simple Card

The card is 4 1/4 x5 1/2- AC card stock.  The white on the doll is also AC card stock. The  front are the flowers punched from the doll on the inside, I did numerous dolls for other occasions, so all these flowers were left over. The red behind the doll is from Spring Flower Shower Spring paper stack from last year (DCWV)

Paper Play Challenge # 11 Back to Black

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Your Story Part 2

I had put captions on this video - but they did not show up on the video- When you hear the term heating rack I really meant to say cooling rack.  There is one point where I talk about a cover the measurement should be 6 inches not 6 1/4, which is great because you can get 4 covers out of a 12 x12 sheet of card stock.
There were some other comments, but they were only measurements if you have questions about any of the measurements or products just ask and leave me a way to get the answer back to you.   Thanks for watching my video

Your Story

If you have been keeping up with any of this blog you know my "Your Story" arrived a couple of weeks ago - I've been trying to get video's up----- they take forever to upload. I must be doing something wrong

 Anyway, Here is the first part of a two part video on the Your Story -- I got this for $34.99 not counting the cartridges they varied in price.  The second part will show how to use it.  Hope you enjoy the video

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Scrapbook Monthly Page Challenge for Creations with Christina

I am entering the Creations with Christina scrapbook monthly page challenge. Did not know that I would, it is so much fun working along with so many creative people.  I can't think of anything exciting that I did last January at the moment, that I would really want to scrap about.  I guess those everyday little things in life are what life is all about so here is my page . I'm going to try to carry the theme through each month, maybe transitioning color to blend from one season to the next. That is the plan at this point. Hope you enjoy. Enter Christina's challenge

Check this site out for a great giveaway

 Hi everyone,
If you are interested in a great giveaway check this site out  or link on the thread below.. I'm so new to blogging I had no idea that people give things away so much and so often. I'm excited about this -- Because I want to give things away also. I'll have to come up with some ideas for that in the future.
Just a reminder, if you want to win these yummy goodies, please visit this thread, My Way of Saying Thank You, then  leave a comment and become a follower.  


Hope everyone will have a fun-filled long weekend!  Take care y'all!

Monday, January 17, 2011


 I made this card for Charlie, I want to get it in the mail today!
Very simple Paper trey Inc. card stock--Spring rain 4 1/4x 51/2
All about boys DCWV card stock cut in various sizes also AC card stock, ATG gun finished.
One of the blogs that I follow MPS was sent some information on a little boy named Charlie who is in need of our love & support.  He has a rare condition which causes blisters to form on his body.  Her idea was that everyone who is able to send this young boy a  homemade card filled with love & encouragement.  

Here is the link to Angela's blog with more information and an address to send the cards to.  Let's  cheer this young boy up and send him happiness through the mail for more info contact:

Thank you in advance.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


That little critter character that I found in my scrap pile has made its way into a Tea card. This is from a Child's year  The  card  creative feature I used K& Co. double sided paper for the card and for the inside I cut another card in white and used half of it.  The card itself is 51/2 and the critter is 3 inches I used the G studio glitter glue on the heart and Stickles (black diamond) on the antennas. The ribbon at the top is from Michaels  the $1 bins.  I was so inspired from all the links over at MPS for the hop that I had to do a card tonight.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

MPS blog hop Challenge 1-15-11

Layered card (very easy) just lots of layers
The recipe:
Papertrey inc.  Stampers select white Card stock (A2 card) 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
DCWV Sweets stack for the patterns
Pink from Joann's value Paper
Brown for shadow of child is Bazzill
PTI stampers select for the image on top of shadow
Inside: card is the same solid pink with Ek success baby border punch at top

My Pink Stamper's First Blog Hop! 
 My Pink Stamper and her My Pink Designers!  are having their first monthly Blog hop

To join in, there is a catch....  You need to go to each blog and get the KEY WORD so that you can make it into a sentence and find out what the challenge is.  Then go back MPS  website to post your project through the link.  That way, everyone can continue to HOP to YOUR blog, too! 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Neighbor's visit

I was cooking dinner tonight when Our neighbor who has been living in New York for the past three years showed up, so we had him stay for dinner and this is all I will be posting tonight -- Hopefully a new card tomorrow and new elements for that file folder

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Today I used the DCWV 12 x24 paper to create a file folder.
I used the gypsy to do the design. I rotated it 90 degrees to make it as large as possible. The largest I could get it was 17.50 to fit the width of the mat. Now I have a file folder with a design instead of the standard. I used the layer button to make the Flourish. When you do this--- you need to make sure you rotate the layer also or it will not fit correctly. I tried to hide the lines on the fold of the file, I was not successful. I will try at some other point.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

J's haul

Here are the goodies I got at Joann's today. It is 4:30 the water is still not on, but it was a beautiful drive over to Joann's and the store was not too crowded.  The other brand glitter glue is a bit harder to squeeze, then the name brand. I hope you enjoy the video, I hope I get better at making them.  You'll never guess what I did right after I made the video.  I open the album to look inside and I laid the back cover on the glitter glue, Lucky for me there was a plastic cover on it -- and thank goodness for baby wipes (hence still no water).

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More finds from the scrap pile

Not sure what I'm going to do with them yet-- I think I was experimenting with my cricut . I wanted to post something today, so here it is . They are just the cutest images! I did get my first workout of the year in  today. (Ta Da)  Found out today our water will be shut off for 6 hours tomorrow.  I have spent most of the day doing laundry. Because of the water situation, I think it calls for a day out of town Joann's is 45 miles from where we live, sounds like a plan. There is a sale going and I also have some coupons.  I'll let you know how things go tomorrow.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Totally finished 
 Something was missing, I decided to add the golf club to the front of the card  

 I built the inside of the card up with hills from country life, and varied the sizes with different textures and colors of paper, the paper was from K& Co, Bazille, DCWV and Core'dinations. The golf accessories were from Everyday Paper Dolls. The pond and sign are from Sponge Bob.
Once it was all glued down on the paper with ATG tape I trimmed the excess off.  The border punch used on the front is Rope by Fiskar. The card size is 5X7.

 Notice design goes over edge of paper.
This isn't glued down yet this is just all in the placement stage.

 Once I trimmed the card I drew in the direction the golf ball traveled, right into the pond.  This card was lot of fun to make

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Cricut Expression Giveaway on SMR's Blog

I'm posting this on my blog for Sweet Magnolia Rose who is giving away the Cricut expression and 3 cartridges.

Click on her link below.



If you become a follower, post a picture of this on your blog, leave me a comment that you did and I'll enter your name to win a Cricut Cake and if you share this with FB and leave a comment I will offer a triple entry.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sponge Bob card

Hello Saturday,
Finished the Sponge Bob card Front--I always like to do something inside I will work on that tomorrow and then Post probably on Monday.  I did go to the Fungus Fair today- There were quite a few wonderful exhibits, really nice engineering on the island display that was in the middle of the largest exhibit room. There was a craft room for kids, boy did I like that, food, face painting, button making,and clay sculpting for the kids (and kids at heart) to make mushrooms from picture drawings, silk tie dyeing with mushroom dye. I made a tie dye silk square I'll incorporate the fabric  into a card later.

When I post the inside of the SB card I will give the supply list and recipe

Friday, January 7, 2011

My Your Story arrived-- and 4 new cartidges

Wow! Did not expect this to arrive so soon.

Great Deal  from white album is perfect to make a wedding album for our niece Ashley, who got married in October.

 It comes with 5 albums 12x12, (2) 8 1/2x11, 8x8 and a 4x6, 12 laminating sheets - various sizes. The photo trimmer and the machine that binds and laminates. Best of all it matches my Cricut expression.

Also, I got 4 cartridges, Simply Charmed, Nursery Rhymes, Nifty Fifties and From my Kitchen, from another vender. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Room organizing? Sponge Bob Found

Hello Thursday,

Hope you are all having a good Day

I have spent most of the day cleaning and  organizing  my art studio (room) I had so many projects going for Christmas  and other functions, I can not believe how quickly it all piled up.  We got some sponge Bob golf balls for Christmas in June 2010--- I'm not sure how that happened-- unfortunately they ended up in what I call the Jelly fish pond -- They are lost never to be seen again.  I am now going to finish making the thank you card and send it because-- SB got lost in my papers and I just found him.  I will post the finished card later this week-- Parts of his legs ( the white part did not cut out so well, so I used a Sakura gelly roll pen to fill it in.

This pile of paper really looks like more than it is there, it is on top of four 12 x12  plastic organizers. It is really hard to throw away some of good quality or pretty paper so I got my punches out. I punched  the scraps in 1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, and 2 inche circles put them in snack bags, if sponge bob gets hungry he can eat them later (L.O.L.). They will be ready for future use.

Have a good day and Thanks for stopping in.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Comers Coffee Cards

Good Wednesday Morning,
Boxed set of Ten cards (4 1/4 x 5 1/2)

I made these cards for the Newcomers coffee. We will be inviting  30 women that are new to our church. I made the boxes using the Martha Stewart score board- it was very easy, all the directions came with it and if you lose them they are  printed on the board.  I determined the size of the box by adding a 1/4 in. to the size of the card and then what ever size you want the sides to be add that 2x  example:

card 4x5  + 1/4 + 1 1/2 in 2x=  the 4 side would be   7 1/4
                                                 the 5 side would be  8 1/4

I had the stamp for the back of my card made by a local printer.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mushroom design/ Fungus Fair (finished)

Good Morning,

Here is the Mushroom design for the Fungus Fair I finished it last night matted and framed it.
I will deliver it in about an hour. This was such a fun project. I used paisley and Primary colors in a muted hue and the idea was more of a pop art theme. I am really happy with this piece. I thought it might be a little too busy at first, but I think that adds to the character

Monday, January 3, 2011

Fungus Fair Design/ work in progress/ my 1st video

Hope you enjoy this video I used the Gypsy and Cricut & cricut cartridge to make this when framed and finished it will be 20X20. It is my first video and I'm excited how the rest will come out. I have to get dinner going now so I don't think I'll be able to work on this much more today.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

MPS  is having a challenge for her Design Team there are 2 openings I am submitting this design  for a chance to be part of the DT for the next six months.

The challenge is to create a design using PINK GREEN and BROWN and a color of my choice I chose CREAM and  I designed this card

The supplies that I used are :
12X12 sheet K& Co double-sided paper
81/2 x 11 paper trey ink vanilla cream card stock, cut to A2 size
stamp from on-my couch-additions- paper trey ink
chalk ink dark brown color box
Reflections paper from Michael s
Kraft paper from Joann's
Die cutting machine & die Provo Craft
Embossing folder from Cuttle bug (Spots & Dots)

ATG gun , glue dots and 3M foam tape

Saturday, January 1, 2011

JANUARY 1, 2011

Happy New Years Day!

This is the first post on my Blog. The goal this year is to do more art,enjoy life and be with family and friends as much as possible
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