Monday, November 30, 2009

Give Thanks Mini Album!

I finished my Thanksgiving album, with the exception of adding the pictures! I used canvas board and inked it and used my bind it all for the binding! I passed out tags for my family to write what they were thankful for. I created pockets in the album to put the tags in. I used my favorite Martha Stewart punches and some cute images from a childs year cartridge! I added some ribbon to the binding and the tags! I know this album will be treasured for years to come! I also let the kids draw and journal what they were thankful for...My son and my niece were thankful for turkey, which they didn't eat and my daughter was thankful for her family and my parents dog, who she just adores!! Here are a few of the inner pages....

New Sweet Treats Cartridge!!!

I had a little time today, so I broke out my new cart...Sweet Treats!!! I made a cute little cupcake treat box...I cut it at 3 1/2"....I used my cuttlebug to add texture! This was so quick and easy and so adorable! I also made a quick birthday card for my father's Birthday tomorrow! I used some boyish Martha Stewart papers. The candle numbers are such cute feature on this cart! I just love this cart, I am so glad I bought it. I wasn't going to because I have a few carts with birthday and cakes and cupcakes, but this has some really cute images!

Jetmax cubes....great storage!

My husband was kind enough to take me to michael's after Thanksgiving dinner! I bought a few new cricut cartridges and 6 jetmax cubes. I thought I was going to be able to use the additional coupon for 30% off, but I wasn't able to. I wound up getting all 6 anyway. I LOVE them, they are just right for all of my needs....paper storage, inks, favorite letter stickers, etc. Now, I don't have a huge mound of paper on my desk and I love having all of my most used products right there for me. I find creating is much smoother now!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving with your families!! We are headed to my parents house nearby and celebrating with my Grandparents! I am looking foward to my Mom's gravy and my husbands mashed potatoes and of course my favorite stuffing!!
I am working on a Thanksgiving album...I will post pics when it is complete! Have a blessed Holiday!!

Finally Finished!

We had a crop at last week and I just finished up my last 2 lo's. I did not get to submit them in time, but they were in the works! I was able to clean up my scrap room and therefore was more productive!
For this lo, we had to do something that we don't normally do on a lo....I used bubble wrap and paint for the background and I tore the edges of the paper! This is one of my favorite pictures of my son...I love that he is in the tree and looking away....I just love it!
For this lo, we had to use a member of TS lo and pick an element to use as inspiration. I chose to use mushrooms from the lo and change them up a bit. I cut paper stems and used chipboard glitter hearts! I added some felt embellies and some doodling with a white gel pen!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Dream Come True for 2 Little Girls!!!

We brought my 5 year old DD, Samantha and my 5 year old niece, Madison to see MILEY CYRUS in concert!!!!! We went yesterday to the sound check party and we got our picture taken with Miley!! She had her arm around my back...she is a beautiful and friendly girl!! My daughter was terrified of the drums..she cried, covered her ears and wanted to leave...she kept saying...."Mommy, this is not what I expected, I think we should leave!" Poor thing...once she saw Miley and heard her sing, her eyes lit up, she was dancing and screaming!! Miley waved to the girls and they melted! It was a 10 hour day for us and the girls were so good! We got home late and we all woke up with a headache and a sore throat!! Her concert was awesome...a little sexy if you want the truth, but a dream come true!! The expression on the girls' faces was absolutely priceless and a moment in life that we will never forget!

Monday, November 16, 2009

A productive week!

It has been a productive week for me with the week long crop at treasuredscrapbooking. Here are two more projects. This one is for a challenge where we had to use "change" (real money) on a LO! I cut the flowers with cricut, painted them a bit, curled and added some change in the center! I used the new MS garden lattice punch and some cardstock letters!I alsom made the leaves with fabric, tulle and ran a pin down the center to cinch it a bit!
Sorry the pics are so bad, This is vibrant in person, but wouldn't photograph well!

Here is a card that I made for a challenge where we had to use beads! I embossed the background with cuttlebug and cut the snowman out with cricut. I added some beads to the hat and the scarf. I hand beaded the snowflake and tied with ribbon!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Season's Greetings card!

I started with a business size card and used 3 different punches. The new MS garden lattice punch, the rings corner punch and a scalloped circle punch! This is for a challenge at treasuredscrapbooking, we had to use some punches on a card!
The new MS (Martha Stewart) punches are great, they are so pretty, easy to use and if you use a coupon at M's they are very reasonably priced!!I love using them on my projects!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

When I count my blessings......

I made this tri fold card for a challenge on treasuredscrapbooking! We had a recipe to follow and this is what I came up with. I used my cricut to cut the tree, owl and the plaque! I used punches for the border, the butterflies, the scalloped circle and the mini flowers. I added lots of bling and tied it all with a bow! This is my Thanksgiving card to my husband and kids!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Scrappin' the day away!!

There is an online crop going on at!!! Fun, fun, fun stuff!! I created a few little projects today before the kiddos came home!
This one I designed on my gypsy using GS cart...we had to use a tree and fall colors!
Here is a gift card holder that I designed with gypsy...I just scored, folded, glued the edges and voila...done. I love the ice skate on the WW cart!
Finally, here is my favorite little card! I designed this cornucopia card for a shape card challenge....I love how it came out! I added some ink, chalk and pop dots to give some dimension! I am off to create some more....if you love a good challenge stop on by treasuredscrapbooking. Happy crafting!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Roll With It!!

I made this for a sketch contest over at I flipped and flopped it a bit. I used some background rub ons, distressed and inked circles and layered with a brad, added some camo ribbon with frayed edges and some chipboard alphas. I had fun with this...just wish the pics of the lo came out is late and dark here.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Holiday Cards!

I made this card for a Thanksgiving card challenge over at Treasuredscrapbooking! I used cricut with the SYI cart for the turkey...also used my new MS 'rings' corner punch!

This is a Christmas card I made....quick and simple...I wanted to use my new MS 'rings' punch! I embossed the gold paper with swiss dots and added a K&Co. 3D embellishment!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thinking Christmas Already!!!

I need to do some Halloween and Thanksgiving lo's, but for now, here is a Christmas lo! I came across these pics of my niece and my daughter and just had to get them scrapped. We had a sketch challenge on I used cricut winter woodlands cart for the word wrapped and the bows. I also used some rub ons and stickers! We had to creat a lo and use the scraps to make a card!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Blog Award!!

I want to thank Judy
over at Judyscardmakingandpapercrafts for passing this award on to me!!!

The rules are this: I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word.

1. Where is your cell phone? Purse
2. Your hair? brown
3. Your mother? honest
4. Your father? tall
5. Your favorite food? spaghetti
6. Your dream last night? scary
7. Your favorite drink? soda
8. Your dream/goal? happiness
9. What room are you in? den
10. Your hobby? scrapbooking
11. Your fear? death
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren't? resentful
15. Muffins? blueberry
16. Wish list item? flip
17. Where did you grow up? NY
18. Last thing you did? play
19. What are you wearing? sweatshirt
20. Your TV? cartoons
21. Your Pets? cats
22. Friends? some
23. Your life? beautiful
24. Your mood? calm
25. Missing Someone? hubby
26. vehicle? suv
27. Something your not wearing? shoes
28. Your favorite store? michaels
29. Your favorite color? pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? months
32. Your best friend? husband
33. One place that I go to over and over? bed
34. Facebook? rarely
35. Favorite place to eat? out

Here are the five people Im passing the award to.......

Lisa - bugjunkie-she is an awesome papercrafter and I just love her blog!
Tammy - tammysplace - she does some awesome work and I love her blog!
Aymee - A scraphappy Southernbelle - I love the work that Aymee does, so elegant and happy!
Malisa - yabugginme- she has some awesome tutorials...go check her out!
Jennifer - jennifermarie93 - I just started to follow her blog and it is so cute...she does great work and I know her from my favorite