Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Peachy Keen Let's Face It Fridays ~ Week 4

Peachy Keen Stamps has a "Let's Face It Fridays" Challenge. It has been awhile since I have been able to do ANY scrapping but this challenge I couldn't pass up! I love their stamps and this year my sister will have her 1st tree ever! Everyone knows how expensive trimming your tree is... so I thought I will have to contribute to her tree trimming! I used the Snow Cutie  Face assortment stamp set, my EK snowflake punch, glitter, my Martha Stewart scissors( for the confetti on the bottom) and plastic bulb ( it was spit in half). Please don't mind the pictures... this was very hard to take just 1 decent picture! The only good one, I noticed I didn't trim the ribbon! It is really cute in person!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge ~ Sports Theme

Emma over at is having a challenge, this week it is Sports related. I just happen to have the Sports Mania Cartridge. So my dear neighbors birthday is in a couple of weeks and my son wanted me to make him a card that has to do with golf, so this is just perfect! They sit on the couch, eating popcorn and watch golf! It baffles me that my son sits that long and still because he is so active but he just adores our neighbor! Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fall / Halloween Blog Hop WINNER!

First and foremost I would like to thank Stephanie over at for asking me to do this blog hop! Thank You Stephanie! It was alot of fun for me for many reasons; my first  blog hop ever, getting 2 scrapbook pages done for my son, being apart of these talented ladies and reading all the comments! I am soo glad that I am not the only one out there who is behind ~ I Thank all the other ladies who admitted that too! I also want to give a shout out to Carol and Barrie over at for sponsoring the grand prize. Please go check their store out ~ you won't be disappointed!
I also had a few emails and a few questions about my pages. I am very bad about writing down details because I cut about 100 pieces of them to see what  size works. Just call me the "Queen of Paper Waste"! My SIL and my dear niece will read this sometime and totally agree!
For my leaves I used 3 different sized punches, no cartridge ~ even though I think Cricut just released a cartridge with some nice leaves. My tree was from the Heritage cartridge! I LOVE this cartridge too ~ so many ideas in my little brain!

And now for the winner...

quilt4fun said...

Loved your leaves in all colors!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com
Thanks for a chance to win great prizes.

Congrats! I will try to contact you!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall ~ Halloween Blog Hop!

Hello! Welcome to the Fall and Halloween Blog Hop! This is my first blog hop that I have ever participated in, so please bare with me on this new adventure! If you are coming from Dorcas a.k.a you are right on track. If you just happen to stumble across my blog, you might want to start from the beginning at are gracious hostess Stephanie's a.k.a Stephanie has lined up some very talented ladies! I have admired some of these ladies for awhile and have found some new blogs to be inspire me by their creations! Stephanie found these wonderful ladies, Carol and Barrie, to sponsor the hop! They have this awesome store called that is every crafters dream! They have generously donated the Tim Holtz On the Edge Die, which was signed by him, and a Kaiser Craft Paper Pack called Jades Garden. So please stop by their store and take a look!
I have decided to do some Fall Layouts for my son's scrapbook! Take note he is 5 years of age now, so you can truly see how far behind I really am! Lol. They first page is of him and my sister. From the moment she first set her eyes on him, she fell in love.

This layout is also a Fall layout. I went a little leaf crazy! I just love the colors of Fall and all those leaves! I just couldn't resist! Nobody informed that I didn't have make-up on either! I just hate this picture of myself but Mom's are rarely in pictures, plus that little stinker HATED sleeping. Even to this day, he is not a sleeper! Ugh ~ but I love him anyway!
So here is my only requirement for this hop, just leave a comment and a way for me to contact you! Yep, that is it, if you want to become a follower PLEASE do so! I have to approve your comments, so try to leave just one, I will be checking throughout the day and updating them as often as I can. I will keep it open until Wednesday, October 6th, 12:00 AM  Eastern standard time.I chose to giveaway a Hannah Montana Cartridge! I was going to use it on my layouts but totally forgot. It has some awesome fonts and some neat shapes too!

In order to quailify for the grand prize giveaway over at Stephanie's you MUST visit all 11 talented ladies and leave a comment! It was never opened or used. Thank You for stopping and I will try to have the winner Thursday morning ~ hopefully, we will see how and I get along!  Your next stop is Momo over at .
Thanks again!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

My Pink Stamper ~ A "SPOOKY" Challenge

My Pink Stamper is having a It's SPOOKY Challenge! Well, when I put on my witches hat~ look out! Hope you enjoy!

Fantabulous Cricut ~ Challenge Me Monday ~#29

Fantabulous Cricut is celebrating "National Sewing Month". So this weeks challenge is to incorporate sewing into our projects! So I decided to do another page for my son's scrapbook! I sewed around the border. The circles in the middle of the page sorta represent the circle of life concept, using pictures of our Mom's, us and now our son! Hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 37 ~ Sketch with a Twist

This week over at Peachy Keen Challenge we had to follow a sketch with a twist! Well since tomorrow September 28th I will be married to my "Prince" for 14 years ~ I couldn't resist making him a card. Please don't be misguided by the Frog. I LOVE frogs and LOVE these ones. See when I married him sooo many years ago I knew what a a "Prince" I was marring or did I??? I know everyone says they married a wonderful, thoughtful and understanding guy but I truly did. What he has done for me and my family (mainly my parents) goes beyond the call of husband and son-in-law! I won't get into all the details but his unmeasurable love for me goes way above what he signed up for! So Rich, this one is for you! Thank You for all these awesome years! 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge ~ 98

This week Emma over at has another Throwback Thursday Challenge! Well this one is totally fun! See we are not permitted to use ANY, yes I said ANY machines! I LOVE it! Yes, it was a challenge for me because like I always say, I am new to this world of paper crafts. Everything is new to me so I have no idea how not to use the wonderful inventions. So with our host answering my questions, Thank You Emma, I starred at my machine, my cuttle bug and my even punches, and said to them all "Not this week girls, SORRY!" Yes, I used NO punches either! Ugh! I guess I really went old school. I picked up those things called scissors, my ruler and cut myself stiff! I did use a paper cutter but from what I understand is they have been around forever. You wonderful stamping crafters out there who patiently cut out those stamped images by hand, my hat is off to you! I truly had fun with this because it makes you appreciate what you have and show you don't need to have everything that is out there! Okay my SIL is reading this totally disagreeing with me! Lol.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fun Fall/ Halloween Blog Hop

Hello Fellow Crafters! I was asked to participate in my 1st Blog Hop. Since I am fairly new to the scrapbooking,card making and blog world, I was so surprised and overly excited! I am truly honored that Stephanie over at has asked me! I obviously accepted. The hop will start October 3rd. She will be offering some wonderful prizes from Thanks to the owners Carol and Barrie, these wonderful ladies, have donated the Tim Holtz On The Edge Die. It is even signed by Tim Holtz himself! They also donated a second prize the Kaiser Craft Paper Pack called Jade Garden. So please go check out their awesome store. So many goodies! So please head on over to Stephanie's blog and check out all the details. There will be a total of 11 ladies doing this hop! They are all sooo talented. I myself will also have some blog candy to giveaway ~ but you will have to come back on October 3rd to find out.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

BLOG CANDY! 4 Crafty Angels

This very crafty, talented and very creative women. Dorcas, is having a awesome giveaway! She is celebrating 300 followers. Please go over to and checkout her creations and videos. You won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday # 28

Fantabulous Cricut is having a challenge about harvest time. So you need to create a project having to do with gardening ( plants, gardening tools, vegetables, etc.) Well this challenge is almost perfect for me. My husband and I live on his Grandparents farm. Don't mistake me for that Great Farmers wife... I am not. He does this mainly as a hobby. Anyway my husband and our 5 year old son, he just turned 5 a few days ago, spend hours, I MEAN hours on tractors. They love to mow, plow and as of this year plant corn and soy beans! Yes, their new adventure! So when I look out my kitchen window I just see the corn they planted! They are so proud of it! Lol. Again, I am not that good farmers wife... suburban girl here! SO  I made this card for my son's birthday because of him and his Dad's love for their corn and for the love of their John Deere Tractors. If I might point out I did not put in the weeds that grew in between the corn stalks, out of respect for them, iI just added the grass leading up to the corn field! Lol. I did put on  2 black Crows  and left out the deer who did eat some of their corn! They did an awesome job! Sorry for the story but I do hope you enjoy the card!

I used Country Life and I can't remember where I got the grass. I  did alter the tractor because there was a girl driving it. If I would have left her on they might have thought there was hope of me driving a tractor... NOT going to happen! LOL. I was inspired by a awesome DT by the name of Samantha.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps ~ "LET's Face IT" Friday ~ Week 1

Peachy Keen has done it again! They have a new challenge called "Lets Face It Friday"! This is their very 1st week for this new challenge. You have to use their stamps, which our awesome and I truly wish I had them ALL. Their DT's did an awesome job... as usual!  We had to make some sort of Halloween treat containers. I will be making these for my son's Pre-School party. I want to give credit where credit is due. I learned these off of Made by Momo. She had an awesome tutorial on these, go check her out! I did have to alter mine because I had HUGE bags and Michael's isn't open at 1:30 in the am! Lol. They really need to rethink that! I hope you enjoy!

Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge #36 ~ Color Combo and Sketch

Angelica did it again! She challenges us to come up with a card, layout or some project using a color combination! Well, I just love this because it really makes you think! I love these kind of challenges but it does take me quite along time to come up with something but LOVE it... makes my little mind spin!  So I decided to make Thank You card for my best friends Mom! Karen has a small catering business. She knew we had a lot of company last weekend and how stress full things can be in our household right now. Karen knows how much my Dad LOVES her cooking and especially her gravy, that she made our family a FULL dinner. So I wanted to to say Thanks! I hope you enjoy... and Angelica Thank You for such awesome challenges!

Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge ~ Episode 93

Emma is back with another Throwback Thursday Challenge! This week we get to choose from an "Old" cartridge. Since I just started all mine seem to be new to me but I was told that Sesame Street Font is older! So My sweet little niece is turning 2 and she LOVES Elmo. So I made her a card that is simple and that didn't require alot because I know she is going to want to play with it! I bought some red velvet like paper. Hope you enjoy! I know she will love it, plus there is NO choking hazards!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog "Road Trip"

Over at Fantabulous Cricut this weeks challenge is ROAD TRIP. So we had to incorporate vacation or road trip. Well,we did not go on vacation this year but my dear niece is turning 16 in 3 weeks. So I made her a birthday card using whatever has to do with driving. She will getting her permit , hopefully or maybe maybe not! So I decided as a joke that I would put the Little Tykes car on her card. She had one of them when she was a baby! Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot ~ "At The Fair"

Over at the Cuttlebug Spot the challenge is about Celebrating County Fairs. So I decided to do a pie because who doesn't like pies! There is always home baked goods at ours! They have many baking contests, so here is to ALL those wonderful bakers out there! I used my Spellbinders Labels Eight, (2) Cuttlebug A2 folders; D'Vine Swirl and Herringbone! I watched Nilda's tutorial and I even tried the to set the glitter for the cherries! Thanks for such an awesome idea! I used the Cricut Cartridges Plantin Schoolbook and From My Kitchen. I am going to try and take a better picture tomorrow because my lighting sticks! Ugh! Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge # 131 ~ It's Cold Outside

I decided to make a card for Christmas! Something simple and quick... didn't realize it was do in the AM! Oops!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge #81 "Princess"

This week Emma over at would like us to use The Tinkerbell Cartridge. Well since I do not have that one I used the 2 closest ones to a princess that I do have ; Once Upon A Princess  and Storybook. This was a challenge for me, since I only have a boy, but I love challenges! I made this for one of my son's friends in his class who has a Birthday approaching soon. I made her a little purse and a magical wand. Since her name begins with the letter "A" I put in on it. I will put a gift card in and stuffed it with tissue paper. I hope this is Princess enough but I am hoping with her magical wand she can get rid of her food allergies!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


The Original Scrapbox is having an AWESOME giveaway! I learned about it From Emma. She is totally awesome!
It's time for a fantastic giveaway from The Original Scrapbox! They are giving away a Workbox which is one of their most popular and sought-after items. The Workbox had been around for a while, but this month a shipment of New Limited Edition Workboxes in four different styles of wood is on its way.In celebration of this Limited Edition Workbox creation, The Original Scrapbox is hosting preliminary giveaways with a chance to win an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing for one Limited Edition Workbox! The four styles of wood will be Cherry, Maple, Black Oak, and Natural Oak.If you are selected as a preliminary winner of the cutting board, you will then be entered into the grand prize drawing held on RachelleWrites on August 27, 2010. On that date, Rachelle Write will select a winner from all of the finalists to receive one Limited Edition Workbox (value $1495.00) in the winner's choice of color/style of wood. Good Luck everyone! Thanks Emma !

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blog Hop Winner!

I entered a blog hop over at
and won! I won 3 Cosmo Cricket paper collections including Ready Set Chipboard.(Togetherness, Mitten Weather & Matilda! Also, Abby and her friend, Suzanne, are starting a new scrapbooking blog challenge! Go check it out over at Go check it out sounds like fun!

Over at Peachy Keen Challenge this week we had to follow a sketch and use the colors Apricot, Teal and Orchid. Well this was a challenge for me because of that color combination! But who doesn't love a challenge! This was the best colors in my huge stack of paper. It is my parents 44th wedding anniversary this Friday so this card is for them because they are the "BEST" parents! I Love them very much!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut ~ "Challenge Me Monday" #22

Fantabulous Cricut is celebrating "National Smile Week". I decided to do a layout with the pictures of my Father-in-Law. This was the first time my son got to meet his PaPa because he was out of town working. He was one of the last family members to me our son but they say "Save the Best For Last"! Hope you enjoy!
Love that smile!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Blog Hop!

There is this awesome blog Hop happening over at The designers over there have some beautiful projects and lots of great ideas! Go check it out~ they also have some great tutorials. Check them out before Sunday August 15th.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge #9 ~ "Back To School"

So excited that Throwback Thursday are back and I was able to participate! This week we had the "Back To School" theme. Emma used the "Paisley" cartridge, I do not own that one but I do have "Makin The Grade" cartridge. So I decided to do a 12x12 page and make it sorta look like a chalkboard! I used all scraps for this except for the brown and black paper to make the chalkboard. Always saving scraps, I have a drawer full of them and finally found some use! Lol. This was my son's first day of pre-school in 2008, again shows how far behind I am! I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Challenge #34

Peachy Keen Stamps has a challenge this week. They have a sketch to follow, which I  flipped a little! I decided to make my Aunt Ruth Ann a Birthday card. She does alot of canning so, I thought this would be perfect for her. She will get a kick out of the tag, which she is "Well Preserved", since she is in her 70's and VERY active! Lol. Hope you enjoy and so glad PKS challenges are back!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Blog Award

1. Thank the person who gave you this award.

2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.

3. List three things which you love about yourself.

4. Post a picture you love.

5. Tag five people you wish to pass this award on to.

I received this award from an amazing young lady by the name of Tori. She is very creative for her age! Go check out her blog...
Now to the 3 things I love about myself... hmm...
1.  I love to listen to people talk... so I am a GREAT listener!
2.  I love to help people.
3.  I love that I am smart... SMART enough to marry my husband almost 14 years ago! He gave me the most wonderful thing... my son!
One of my Favorite pictures:
This was from our son's 2nd Birthday!

1. M. Michelle
2. Deb
3. Velma
4.  Maria Elena's
5. Teresa

Friday, July 23, 2010

Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge #8 ~ "Celebrations"

This week Emma wanted us to make a Birthday themed project out of the Cricut cartridge "Celebrations". So I decided to do the gift bag. I cuttlebugged the present, colored the present, stitched the bag and wrote "Happy Birthday" on the tag. Then I stuffed some tissue paper in the bag and here you have my gift bag. Sorry, my camera is taking horrible pictures, so you might not be able to make out the tag! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #33

Yes! Another  page done for my son's scrapbook Thanks to ~ they have a challenge this week in which you have to base a card or layout using the sketch provided. You may alter in it or flip it anyway in which it works for you. They have an amazing design team over there, a must check it out spot! I chose to do a small trip we took with my sister to Long Beach Island in New Jersey. My son was obsessed with the planes flying over our heads ALL day long. "The Plane, The Plane"! My sister will hate that I put her picture in there because it isn't the best side of her...hehehe! Hope you enjoy and go over and check them out over there.
Thanks for visiting and I love comments!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sketches In Thyme ~ Challenge #6

Thank You Sketches In Thyme ~ I just got another page done for my son! We had to follow a sketch, well here is mine! Not the best picture or my finest work but somehow I missed the due date!I tried taking  a picture this outside on my patio to see if helped! Guess what ~ it didn't! Must need a better camera...hint..hint! (Just in case my wonderful husband ever see this!)

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge ~ "Christmas In July" and The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog

The Cuttlebug Spot is having a challenge this week about "Christmas In July". We had to emboss some part of our card. I decided to do a door with a Christmas wreath hanging on it. I used Wild Card Cartridge and a scrap piece of shiny black paper ( sort of like film strip) for my door. I used my Cuttlebug distressed stripes folder and I made it look like an old crackled door! Made a wreath, sort of, and put a shiny brad for the door knob.  So here is my creation and any suggestions on how to make a wreath are welcomed! Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge #7~ "Wild Card" Cartridge

This week at Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge we had to use the "Wild Card" cartridge. We had to pick our "FAVORITE" holiday! Well I love Halloween. So I changed it up a little~ I picked the Autumn card and the pumpkin card, mixed them together. I used shiny black paper that reminds me of film strip, you really can't tell in the picture. I cut my "Happy Halloween", my spider and bat out of glitter paper. Put some embellishments on and here it is! Hope you enjoy!