PLEASE TAKE THE TIME to do an inventory of your home! A FIRE can destroy your life in a flash. I would HATE to have ANYONE go through what I am going through!!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Project 2011: Scrap Our Stash!


Click above to check out Lala's New Year's Resolutions and join in the FUN of Scrapping Our Stash!! HOW COOL!! She has made resolutions for the New Year, I don't do resolutions for the most part, that way I don't let myself or anyone else down! LOL!!

BUT, I am SO DOING THIS!! I have SO MUCH paper (pretty paper hoarder, here!), and I "HOPE" to use more of what I have for at least 3 months! That's the best I can give right now! hehe

Anyways, I hope YOU ALL join in the fun! Lala has a sign up on her blog and the pretty little button that you can add to your blog! Let's CHEER each other on and SCRAP OUR STASH!!

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I am up to and I wish


My TOP 10 for 2010


I have seen several bloggers show their TOP 10, so I decided I would join in and share my Top 10 Layouts of 2010! Here they are in no particular order, cause that was just WAY TO HARD!! LOL!! So, these are my 10 faves:

AND I just had to add my FAVE altered item and it is DEFINITELY this Countdown to Christmas, LOVE IT!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Artful Delight Sketch ASC 3


I hope EVERYONE had a GREAT Christmas, I know I sure did! I FINALLY got some time this afternoon to do some layouts. Here is one that I did using the sketch from Artful Delight, and this also qualifies for the Open Challenge at Sketches in Thyme.

Here is the sketch:
Here is my layout, I flipped it. This is my Grandson Dominic on Valentines Day 2010. He is wearing the shirt that I gave him and BELIEVE me it says it ALL!! LOL!! He is a HANDFUL!!
and here is a close-up:
I used Crate Paper's Orbit Collection Paper and Rub-ons that I have had for awhile, but thought it was perfect for this layout. Letter Stickers are from my stash. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Imaginisce Bags, Boxes and Books


Have you checked out the Imaginisce Blog today? They have LOTS of AWESOME ideas for Bags, Boxes and Books. WELL, I made this little S'more holder and just wanted to share it with ya'll! I thought it turned out rather CUTE! The pic is a little dark, sorry!

Here is a Better pic! I just LOVE it! I think this would be GREAT for a Lil' Neighbor Helper or any Lil' person. I used Imaginisce Polar Expressions Collection.
Here is the Instruction sheet, if you would like to make your own:
I hope you can understand them, I will try to post pictures of making one tomorrow, but I don't have the best lighting and the pics would be dark! If you want a pdf copy, just post a comment and leave me your email and I will send it to you! Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's a BUSY time of the Year! TPV Week #14

WOW! Christmas is just a week away! I REALLY wanted to make a layout for the challenge over at The Paper Variety, but I couldn't find the right pics. SO, I decided to just make a tag, using the Red, White and Kraft part of the challenge! So here is my tag, pretty much says it all! LOL!!
NAUGHTY OR NICE?? I received this stamp from my Secret Santa Sandi over at SnC Yahoo Group and thought it was just PERFECT!! Thanks Sandi!!
Cardstock is Vanilla
Printed paper is Imaginisce Cottage Christmas (LOVE THIS PAPER!) I cut the question mark with my Cricut Expression and Makes The Cut program.
Kraft paper for my Stamped image, from Recollection
Button, ribbon and tulle are from my stash.
I inked the edges with a Silver Cat's Eye pigment ink.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! I hope you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISMTAS!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Imaginisce Dec. Sketch/Paper Variety Challenge


I got to play!! Here is the layout I made using the Imaginisce December Sketch. It also qualifies for Challenge #13 over at The Paper Variety. The Paper Variety is also having a Design Team Call, and having some Giveaways, so PLEASE check it out, HERE!

These pics are of my youngest Grandson, Braxton who was having a VERY HARD time not UN-Decorating the tree a couple weeks ago, when all the other grandkids were Decorating it! LOL! Little Booger! His Daddy hollered at him and he gave him a look like I AM JUST LOOKIN'!! LOL!! SO, I knew I had to make this layout, he is just SO CUTE!!

Here is a close-up of my banner. It was a File that I have had for awhile, I can't remember where it came from, but I cut it using my Makes The Cut and My Cricut. I used the mittens that Pinky posted on the Imaginisce Blog, and made a .svg file and cut the mittens. I added Liquid Applique to the tops for a little texture. I thought they added just the RIGHT touch to my banner of Christmas Ornaments.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Roberts Crafts DCWV Giveaway!


I just had to share this with ya'll! Roberts Crafts is giving away over $450 worth of DCWV products!! CAN YOU IMAGINE THE FUN?!? WOW!! I have signed up and I hope you will do the same! Here is what you could WIN:

  • Vinyl--We grow Great
  • Vinyl--Such a big
  • Vinyl--Life is not
  • Wall Art--Puppy Dog Tails
  • Wall Art--Crowns
  • Wall Art--Paris Weekly
  • 12x12 Eco Stack
  • 12x12 All About Girls Stack
  • Sweets Icon Epoxy Stickers
  • 8x8 La Crème Stack
  • 4.5x6.5 Pets Stack
  • 12x12 Rock star Stack
  • 4.5x6.5 Old World Stack
  • Metropolitan Box of Cards
  • Brights Box of Cards
  • 8x8 Jewels Stack
  • 8x8 Linen Stack
  • 12x12 Natural Stack
  • 4.5x6.5 Café Mediterranean Stack
  • 8x8 Mariposa Stack
  • 8x8 Mango Frost Stack
  • 4.5x6.5 Safari Kids Stack
  • Mango Frost pop-up shapes
  • Rock Star Metal Plaques-Diva
  • 8x8 Street Lace Paper Stack
  • Street Lace Epoxy Alpha Stickers
  • 12x12 Colorful Life Paper Stack
  • Colorful Life Chipboard Pop-ups
  • 12x12 Black Currant Paper Stack
  • All Occasion glitter Rub-ons
  • All Occasion Alpha Epoxy Stickers
  • Animal Crackers Icon Pop-up stickers
  • Be Mine Alpha Epoxy Stickers
  • Be Mine Saying Pop-up Stickers
  • Blossoms Icon Epoxy Stickers
  • Grade School Rub-ons
  • Grade School Icon Pop-up stickers
  • Grade School Icon Epoxy Stickers
  • Mariposa Alpha Epoxy Stickers
  • Nana's Kids Rub-ons
CAN YOU IMAGINE WINNING THAT?!! WOOHOO!! It would be my BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!! Thanks for the chance Roberts Crafts and DCWV!! YOU ROCK!!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cottage Christmas FUN!


I have had a BLAST with Cottage Christmas from Imaginisce. I made a Christmas card, layout and then my Countdown to Christmas:

Here is my card:
and my layout. This is of all 4 of my Grandchildren that was taken on Saturday evening after we put up the Christmas Tree. Of course, this is picture number 12!! WOW, getting the 4 of them to sit still, look at the camera and smile was a WORKOUT, but SO WORTH IT!! I used the sketch this week over at Sketchy Thursday.

And here is my Countdown to Christmas that I HOPE will become a Family Heirloom! OH MY I LOVE how it turned out, just the way I pictured it in my head!! LOVE when that happens!! LOL!
I found this canvas with a snow scene that had been painted on it for $3.00 at the local thrift store. I KNEW when I seen it what I was going to use it for and just kept thinking and looking and FINALLY after 15 hours of playing with it, it is done and I AM THRILLED with it!!

Here is a close up of the tree. I cut the strips on my Cricut with Makes The Cut and then put them together and inked the edges. My daughter added the bling to it with her i-rock! I NEED on of those!! I had to put a picture of all 4 of my grandkids on it and I made it to where I can change it our every year!! TOO COOL!!

Here is my Snowflake topper, SO BLINGY!!

and my little scene under the tree, I used Liquid Applique to get the snow effect. TOO CUTE!

And here is my brick fireplace, OH MY, I have a new found admiration for "real life" brick layers!! HOLY COW!! I cut strips of paper 1/2" wide and then just cut them at different lengths.

My fire was the worst thing, I don't know how to color well!! LOL! But, it did turn out nice.
Here is a close-up of my Christmas banner and you can see that I built the mantle out with some cardboard.

and everyday I get to change the tag, notice the actual upholstery brad up there? I thought that was NEAT, and it was SUPER Easy to push right into the wood frame of my canvas.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Artful Delight Sketch ASC 2


I MADE A LAYOUT!! WOOHOO!! I used the sketch over at Artful Delight. This also is entered into the challenge over at Sketches in Thyme for the open challenge to use any sketch.

Here is the sketch that I used:
I flipped the sketch. Here is my layout:
I used some Core'dinations cardstock and made a mask for the squares using my Makes The Cut and then sprayed it with BA-DA-BING Bling Shimmery Misting Spray in Poinsettia. I then stitched around it. I used my Makes The Cut to make the flourish also and sprayed it lightly with the same spray. I added LOTS of BLING! The flowers, buttons and brads are from my stash. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lollipop Crafts Challenge #16 Girly Girl


OOPS, I am a little late in posting today! Here is my card I made using an image from Fairy Knoll for Lollipop Crafts Challenge this week:
I used some of our BA-DA-BING Bling Chocolate Covered Cherries for the background and some
Pearl something or another that I can't seem to find at the moment!! UGH! Woke up with a sore throat and things aren't moving along as they should! I also used some Liquid Applique and really like how her skirt turned out! The lace, flowers, buttons and bling are from my stash. THANKS BUNCHES for stopping by and taking a look!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Lollipop Crafts Challenge #16 Girly Girl


Here's my card for today over at Lollipop Crafts! The theme this week is "Girly Girl", and my brain wasn't working the day I did this! LOL! I think I have WAY TOOOO MUCH going on right now, but I am trying my best to keep up! The sponsor this week is Fairy Knoll, so make sure you go check out all the Digi Designs they have!

The cardstock I sprayed with our new BA-DA-BING BLING! It's called Chocolate Covered Cherries and I just LOVE IT! The ribbon, buttons and lace are from my stash! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! I hope you come back on Thursday to see my other card, I REALLY like how it turned out!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lollipop Crafts Challenge #15 Birthday



There is still time for you to play along over at Lollipop Crafts, and this week's winner will receive some "goodies" from Stamp and Create! While I was drooling over all the CUTE stamps at Stamp and Create, I seen this little guy Henry Celebrating Mouse. I was EXCITED because sometime the first of the year I had won stamped images from a Blog Hop or Blog Candy or something and received several different stamped images. Well, this little guy was in the pile! I haven't been the best at "coloring" so I just kinda put them away! SO, I found him and got him dusted off and used some chalk and colored pencils to make him all cute! I think I got him a little crooked, but I just LOVE how he turned out!

I used some paper from a pad that I have had FOREVER that I had bought at Wal-Mart. I am trying to use some of this stuff up!! GEESH!! I am such a PAPER HO!! LOL! I gotta have it and then I am afraid to USE IT!! SILLY ME!! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, and I sure hope you play along over at Lollipop Crafts!!


Monday, November 8, 2010

Lollipop Crafts Challenge #15 Birthday


I am having a BLAST being a Guest Designer over at Lollipop Crafts this month! My Dad has a birthday on December 1st, so I thought I would make him a card. I wanted something that didn't look "girly"! LOL! I played around at the shop on Saturday and wasn't having much luck, this card will do the trick, but it isn't my best creation. I wanted to put flowers on it, but didn't think it was appropriate for Dad!! hehe
Anyways, here it is (I didn't use flowers, but I did use buttons!):
I think he will like it just fine! I used paper and the stamp from Imaginisce All Kinds of Happy.
Buttons are from my stash. I used Distress ink around all the edges. This week's Sponsor is Stamp and Create so make sure you link up your Birthday card to have a chance to win some GOODIES! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!