Monday, December 7, 2009

SPCC Challenge

SPCC #27 has a fantastic challenge this week that fir right into what I needed to do for the new year. I etched a picture frame with 2010 (bottom right hand corner) from the Graphically Speaking Cartridge. The clock face and hands are from Wild Card. Cardstock stickers are from Scrappin' Sports and More and the fibers are from EK Success called Tonal Adornments. I used three of the seven fibers in the pack. I attached one on the outside of the frame because a corner of the glass broke and I wanted to hide the crack. It ended up looking like New Years Eve fireworks! There is room for journaling your resolutions or you could put a small before pic there of the ever popular lose weight resolution. I also added some silver star brads to coordinate with the embellishments from Me & My Big Ideas New Years soft spoken pack.

SPCC Challenge

The challenge this week was to use violet, red and white. I used this cute snowman off the Hello Kitty Greetings as my inspiration. He is cut at 4" with all the layers. The script words are from Winter Woodland. Snowy cut at 1 1/2" and greetings cut at 1". Oh I need to dust. ;^}

Monday, November 30, 2009

Blinged Picture Frame

I needed a Christmas gift and a picture frame is always nice. So I personalized slightly, "Family", and added some bling with vinyl, gemstones, ribbon, and glitter swirls from making memories. The vinyl, gemstones and swirls are on the outside of the frame. I used paper from Me and My Big Ideas and followed the color scheme at SPCC. They always have great challenges. I love the way it turned out. I think I'll have to make another.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Win a Gypsy

Can you imagine? How cool would that be? I would love to have a Gypsy but it is not quite in the budget. To win would be awesome. Try your luck here.

Samantha's Blog Candy

Woo hoo. Samantha has put together some awesome blog candy in celebrating 90K hits. That's amazing. Congrats Samantha. Not only that but her blog is amazing. Check out the candy here and stay a while and check out all the talent there too.

Friday, November 13, 2009

I am Thankful

Regina at Bitten by the Bug has a great challenge to create something for the almost forgotten holiday of Thanksgiving. I made Thanksgiving place cards. Each has a different Thanksgiving quote inside and a napkin ring holder. We don't do names for each spot but each person this year will have to read their quote. The pattern paper is from Basic Grey Indian Summer. The leaf cuts are from A Child's Year p.37. The pilgrim hat, feathers and Indian headdress are from Paper Doll Dress Up (Headwear) all cut at real dial size. Ribbons from my stash.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

True's Blog Candy

See the yummy blog candy? Run over to True's Gifts from the Heart and follow the guidelines for a chance to win. Thanks Trudy

Enjoy the Journey

I made this card following two challenges this week. The first is SPCC #23. The color combination was Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Yoyo Yellow and Not Quite Navy. The second is BITTEN by the Bug where the challenge was to use the bird from Storybook and think spring. My bird is early spring with snow still on the Winter Woodland branch. Paper by Scribble Scrabble "Rockin' Robin" and DCWV. The flowers are from Making Memories 5th ave Elizabeth collection.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Snowmen Fall from Card

Laura at Doodle Palace wanted us to make something red and white. Following with that theme and realizing I have no only red and white paper I chose a stripe from Me and My Big Ideas paper pack. Forgive me. I tried my hand at Flower Soft in polar white for a snow drift and used stickles in Diamond and Xmas Red.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Challenges-Penguin Bling

This weekend I tried to involve 4 challenges into one card. Bitten by the Bug wanted you to use the penguin from Joys of the Season. Just Buggin' Challenge 10 was to bling up a die cut so I glittered the penguins"jacket", nose, feet and gave him a fancy scarf(he stole it from the bear on the same key in Joys of the Season). Scrapsketch Card Sketch #8 was the layout inspiration. And Doodle Palace wanted a card for a young boy. What boy doesn't like penguins. I'll save it for my 4 year old who unfortunately has a holiday birthday. Snowflakes on corners cut from glitter paper with Winter Woodland Layers p. 68. Sorry black card laying on black desk. ooops

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Butterfly Kisses SPCC#22

I have such fun playing along at SPCC. This weeks color combo was chocolate chip, sage shadow, creamy caramel and dusty durango. I used pattern paper from Bo Bunny's Flutter Butter line, which reminded me of the song about Butterfly kisses. "KISSES" was cut ftom WinterWoddland cart and the "butterfly" word was cut from Jasmine. The butterfly iteself was cut from Storybook and blinged with white Signo pen and pearls ( eye and body) from e. Sorry it's crooked.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Blog Candy

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Little Turkey Head

Linda at lindaalbrecht typepad had this cute idea for a little pumpkin head for halloween and using the oh so fun Mod Podge. I altered mine to be more for Thanksgiving because Halloween was almost over. Paper is by Basic Grey indian summer. The cuts for the leaves were from A Child's Year, the turkey head was from Animal Kingdom and the head dress was from Paper Doll Dress Up. Wing feathers cut from cardstock. He's going to look cute on my wall.

Winter Layout

SPColorCombos blog had a challenge (Color Combo #21) using burgundy, Ruby red and caramel. I had to wrap my mind around two reds being dominant in a layout but I finally got it. I think they turned out cute. I made a two page layout but either could stand alone. The cuts were from the Winter Woodland cartridge. The mittens were pop-dotted on page 1 and the snowflakes on page 2. The BRRR sentiment could easily be turned into another photo mat. I love that snowman. He and the snowflakes were cut from glitter paper.

Halloween Layout,

The design team at Just Buggin' blog had challenge #9 for a Halloween or Spooky themed project using a Cricut die cut. I love those little paper dolls in costume so I knew what I would do. And the paper was an easy choice with googly-eyed looking trees (I wish I had written down who's paper is was). Hello Kitty Greetings has the cutest Happy Halloween to finish the page.

Scrapsketch Challenge #7

Stephanie at had a really cute card sketch this week so I thought I would give it a try. The paper is Scribble,Scrabble "Lullaby of Birdland" - Rockin Robin. The bird was cut using Winter Woodland and the ovals from Plantin SchoolBook.

Fall Card

Okay, Doodle Palace blog had a challenge this week for a fall card using brown, green and orange, 2 sheets of patterned paper, 1 ribbon, 2 flowers and 1 tag. I think I accomplished this even though it was a hard one for me. I guess I had scrapper's block.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Blog Candy

Monique at Monkey Doodle Cricut is giving away one of her fantastic layouts. That girl is talented. Check it out here

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Little Farmer

We went to a local pumpkin farm last week and Timmy couldn't stop watching the combine across the street. I found this cute DCWV paper at my local scrapbook store and knew it would be perfect. Cricut cuts from Graphically Speaking and Simply Sweet.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Homecoming 2009

Here are my oldest two ready for Homecoming. They don't clean up too bad as my mom would say.

Fantastic blog candy

Chris is celebrating her birthday with great blog candy. Thank you, Chris

Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday

My husband is a huge Bengal fan. And today is his birthday so I made up this card from Sports Mania and Lyrical Letters. LL has "Happy B-day" so I inserted the "engal" for his fave team. Sports Mania had the cool helmet frame which I added stripes and the "day".

Thursday, October 15, 2009

50th Anniversary Card

It's my parents' 50th Anniversary this year so what better than to use some sparkle on it. Glitter ribbon, shiny gold card stock and cuts from the Sweetheart cartridge. I used the same paper as I used to make their invitations(posting those later).

Friday, October 9, 2009

Halloween Party

I got to make the invite for my son's preschool Halloween party. I love Paper Doll Dress Up.

Baby Buggy Cards

My neighbor is a grandma for the first time and my cousin just had her first baby. Perfect for the "B" challenge at Just Buggin' Challenges blogspot. Here are my Baby Buggies using Graphically Speaking and Stickles.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Craft time(SPCC #18)

With no soccer games or practices tonight because of the beautiful rainy weather, I decided to finish my fall bird house. Didn't turn out too bad and was really fun. All items from Michael's crafts wooden birdhouse, nutmeg paint and Recollections Autumn paper and accessories.


I know to some of you that have remodeled a kitchen, going without one of your appliances probably wasn't such a big deal. Kudos to you. But to me, being without my cooktop for almost 9 weeks was to much. I craved good old spaghetti. And the kids wanted cheesy ramen. We didn't even remodel our kitchen. We had a short in the cooktop that kept blowing the main breaker so we had it disconnected until we could get it fixed or replaced. After 4 weeks of looking for a replacement, we figured a replacement for it was over $1,000. Not in the budget this year. So while it was not working we thought let's just fix that crack in the island countertop also. That part only took two weeks. Three from the first to call to the install. Then a week plus to get the cooktop back in and working. Lots of missed spaghetti. This was Tuesday. Yumm.

Friday, September 25, 2009


I went to a cricut class last night on etching. What an easy and fun craft. I completed a vase/candle holder for my parents' 50th anniversary. Hope you can see it. Now on to some wine glasses for the celebration.


May not look like much but my island is back. That means I am two steps closer to having my cooktop reinstalled. And I'm closer to spaghetti and meatballs.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lily-Boo Too Challenge

Well, I'm trying to get myself to scrap more so I guess I need a challenge to start me off. I've done one or two before but haven't posted them. this one is from Lily-Boo Too. A beautiful image download is provided with a recipe - 2 ribbons, 3 flowers and 4 brads. The designers there are way talented. Here's mine:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Crazy Weekend

First, my four year old and I had to go see Thomas the Tank Enigine. We spent over 3 hours there! He was just having such a great time he didn't want to leave. Then it was the local Popcorn Festival where a felllow Silpada Rep and I showed off the best .925 sterling silver jewelry. We met so many nice people and just generally had a great time. I missed 2 soccer games and a baseball game (we went 2 and 1 ) but sometimes you just have to even though it makes me sad when I do. We did fairly well at the 2 day event and hopefully, we will be meeting more great people in the near future. Then sunday night, my DH had to get his Italian Festival fix so off we went for the last hour of their fest. Slim pickings on food but he was happy with his Italian sausage sandwich and the singi. I had a beer.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Beach book for Mom

I completed the BEACH book for mom and it turned out great. I will definitely do one again.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Spider Man

Okay my 4 year old made a funny today that he definitely could not have understood. He has been actively rhyming words these last few weeks and we all think it's hysterical. Anyway, he needed a new toothbrush so off to Kmart we go. He picked the Spider Man Spinbrush (you have to match brothers you know). As we are leaving the parking lot and the Spinbrush is opened and in hand he says "Spider Tarder Man to the rescue." (spelled incorrectly for emphasis)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Fun Project

I love paper crafting and Timmy loves the movie Cars so, when I saw this on the ohmycrafts bogspot I knew I had to do it. Hope you enjoy. (Sorry about the pic quality)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

School has Begun

It has been awhile since posting. Where does time go? Myrtle Beach, pool, school shopping, sports practices, open houses, scrapbooking, looking for basement furniture and making sparks on the cooktop(parts now need replacing due to a short). We've been enjoying these last weeks of minimal schedules and have become very relaxed. Hope it lasts.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Great 2 Days

Yesterday I spent the day with friends at one of their farms by my home town. It was great to watch the kids play, hear the birds sing and enjoy good food and friends. Today I did a 12 hour swarm. I'm trying to catch up on my kids' scrap books and I can't believe how long it is taking me. Maybe I'm too picky. It was a great time and all the women there are so helpful.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Better late than Never

Finishing, who am I kidding, starting to scrapbook random memory pics and this was a great time in Disney 2005. We loved all the cool sayings on the buildings.

Monday, July 13, 2009

What a fantastic Sunday, summer day. Went to a local lake and did a little fishing with grandma and grandpa. If I said we caught some big ones, it would be a fish story. But the weather was great and the picninc lunch was yummy.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Well, I've entered a new area - the world of blogging. I love to follow other's blogs so who's to say I might not have something to say that someone else finds intriguing. This will be a challenge but I am ready. Always keep learning and pushing yourself towards something new.