Saturday, April 30, 2011

Down On The Farm

 Here is a two pager I finished of my husbands grandfather. I have been trying to work on the older heritage photos. I hope to be able to get them scrapped while I have people to help tell me about the photos.
I used the Country Life Cricut cartridge  and hand cut the silo, barn and fence. If you click on the picture you get a clearer view of the pages!

Have a Blessed Day:)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Check This Out!

Hello my Scrappy Friends! I have yet another Great giveaway to tell you about! Sherrie from Sherrie Scraps with Passion is giving away a Campin Critters Cartridge!!! What a Great cartridge and perfect for the pages a lot of us may be creating this summer! 

Hope you'll check it out!
Good Luck:)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Can You Believe This!!

Everyday Cricut is also giving away a Cricut Expression 2 on their blog!! I have my fingers crossed that maybe I will be lucky enough to win !! Click on the link below so you can have a chance to win too!  

Good Luck my Scrappy Friends:)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Who Would LOVE to Win This????

Provo Craft has given Robyn @ The Pink Stamper a Cricut Expression 2 to giveaway on her blog!!!
How exciting is that! I would LOOOOVVVEEE this machine! 
Just hop on over to Robyn's blog for your chance to win!!
Good Luck:)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Five Challenges Rolled into One...

Hello my scrappy friends! I'm so happy that I was finally able to finish another page! I worked on this page for days just trying to figure out what to do. Let me tell you  I made many changes! Here's the challenges I used!  I choose to use the sketch from Get Picky Sketch Challenge #7.

I choose to flip the sketch!

Whimsical Wednesday is a new challenge blog and I was so excited to participate in the first  month of challenge's on the blog! The challenge was to make a home decor project and you could use Easter as your theme! I went with the Easter theme after looking through my old photo albums. I'm using this page as home decor right now during Easter by placing it on a stand. It's fun to look back and see my kids when they were so young!

The Lollipop Ladies is a new challenge blog to me and I thought it fit perfectly with my page. For the challenge we were to be inspired by Easter eggs & Sparkly. I added Easter eggs in my design and added glitter glue on top to give it sparkle! I also wanted the shimmer in the inspiration photo and I used a shimmery ribbon and sewed a pattern on it to mimic Easter eggs with DNC floss I also added more sparkle with gems!

 I was also able to use Crop Suey's challenge which was to make homemade embellies using your scraps. I made my flowers out of scraps! I also used scraps in my title and used scrap ribbon which I made homemade because I hand stitched the detail on the ribbon!

Frosted Designs was the last challenge I fit into my project, which was to make your own embellishments.  As above I said I made my some of my flowers and sewing on the ribbon.

Hope you like my page!
Thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Thank You

I won La Kesha's Spring giveaway!!
Thank you La Kesha for such a pretty little album and goodies!

I also won the blogaversary @Delightful Inspiration!
Thank you to Leeanne, I love the Artful Delight Kit!!!!

I hope if your not following these two ladies that you will! 

I also want to thank all my new & old followers/friends! I know I haven't published much lately and have to apologize. I have been so busy and kinda in a slump. You can see that in my last Lo, I really wasn't happy with it. I have been working on a page this past weekend and hope to find time to get it done. I just don't know what it is missing yet! I'm praying for some creativity:):)

Have a Great Day:)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Sketch challenge @ Scrapville

This was such a fun challenge because I got my Lil Sister from Just Dabblen to do this challenge too! I sent her some pictures and I hope they made it in time, so we could do the same challenge and see what each other ended up with!
 My Sister Lisa is SUPER talented and I can't wait to see what she came up with! 
Here's the sketch -


Here's my Page-

I rotated the sketch to better fit my pictures. Cut some of the pattern from behind the pictures to use on the page.

 I added a little distressing and added buttons and bakers twine.

 The rattan rope at the bottom of the picture is saved from something?? The title is from the Cricut Cartridge Paisley. I used a marker to put little stitches around my title and journaling block. I also added a little glitter glue to some of the centers of the pattern paper. 

Hope you like may page! 
Don't forget to check out my Sisters link below and see how her page turned out!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011


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Check out what Misty Rose from Sweet Magnolia Rose will be giving away this Friday April 15!
Believe me I didn't want to miss my chance to win and you probably won't either!!
If you stop by you'll want to follower her she is a very talented!
Good Luck

I Actually Made a Card!

I have been telling you all that I wanted to make a card but I have to admit I have a hard time doing it! I feel like I'm so behind on scrapping my family that I hate to take time out even to make a card.
But alas I made a card!
 While I was in Orlando this past Friday at the scrap book convention I had bought a Scor-Pal at the show and knew I would need to use it to make cards too! I love it!!!
At the scrap book convention I met so many wonderful people! Crafter's are the best! One lady told me about making flowers out of tulle so I thought why not! I bought a small package and thought I would give it a try! What you do is cut your tulle in circles and attach it with a brad or something then you take your heat gun and sear the edges! Easy Peasy!!!

 This is the first flower I used with this method and yes it is not perfect but nonetheless I LOVE it!!

 I thought I would make this card for my daughter for her 26 birthday!!! Wow I'm getting old:) 

 Here's my card!

This card is a Triangular Tri-fold! 
I cut the flowers out using Cricut Cart - Sweet Treats, I crumpled them and then inked the edges and layered /formed the petals and used some 3-D pop dots.
Hope you like it!

If your interested in the scor-pal you can find out more if you click on the link below!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

H2 OH !!!

I thought I would post a page I did a while back, since I haven't posted much. I do hope to use all the neat stuff I just got! I hope you'll still come by for a visit!
 Here are some close ups!

My page was pretty simple I wanted to use a lot of pictures, and I was able to accomplish that!
To add texture and dimension to my page I tore my paper and layered.

Thanks for stopping by!

Check Out all the Goodies I Got!

I went to the Orlando Scrapbook Convention @ Gaylord Palms. I have to admit I was disappointed with the show, there were not a lot of vendors there. I did however find some neat things to use on my pages! 
Here is what I got at the show!

Here are some close ups! 

I just loved these butterflies, dragonflies and  flowers!

Lots of cool eyelets and brads!

I got myself a Scor-Pal!!  I can't wait to play with this!
I met Melissa the owner of The Rubber Cafe and she has some great products! I loved the enthusiasm they all had for their products!

I hope to be posting soon Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cricut Cart Blog Candy over @.....

I know this seems to be the only thing lately that I have posted but I know if your like me you would want a chance to win!!

Lisa from A Mermaid's Crafts has hit 100 followers!!! Whoop Whoop Lisa!!!!
So she is having an AWESOME giveaway to celebrate! I think everyone would love to have this cart, I know I would!!! To enter just click on the link below!
Good Luck:)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Anyone Going to the Scrapbook Convention in Orlando?

I can't wait until Friday to go to the scrapbook convention @ Gaylord Palms in Orlando!!! I haven't been in so many years and hope it will be better than ever!!! Who knows maybe I will recognize some of you awesome scrappers!! 

Pretty Candy!!

This is what the Purple Pumpkin is offering up this month as a giveaway!!!
I really love her buttons! Wouldn't these look Great on your LO or Card!!!

Good Luck!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Are you up for a chance at more Blog Candy??

Ilene @ What a bunch of scrap!! Has made it on the design team @ MLS!! She is so excited she decided to celebrate with offering up some Yummy Candy!!

Check it out!! If your interested click on the link below for your chance to win!
Good Luck:)

41 years.......Challenge # 2

Hello again my scrappy friends!! I was so excited to have done another page this week!! I woke up early thinking about this page!
This was a sketch challenge at The (Paper) Trail Makers Challenge Blog!

I knew when I saw this sketch done by  Amarilys, that I wanted to participate in this challenge! I got in by the skin of my nose! 
Here is my take on the sketch!

Too Funny I called my Mother In Law to tell her about the page and she informed me it was 51 yrs!!! I knew that!!! I can't believe I made that mistake! 
The picture looked better in the morning light than now that is why I left the other photo up:) I left my title up at the top because I all ready entered it into the challenge with the wrong years on it! OOOPS !!!

The picture looked better in the morning light than now that is why I left the other photo up:)

I have to say that I absolutely Love how this page turned out!!
Here is a close up of the clock I cut out of the paper pack, I put it on mounting squares to pop it up a bit!

I really love the little pearl strands in with the flowers!

My In - Laws have been a great example for my husband and myself!!

The Recipe:

glitter glue
pearl strands
jewels by - Little Yellow Bicycle
flowers - recycled from yard sales!!! 
vellum quote "Everyday Blessings" - Colorbok
card stock
Fiskars scissors
Fiskars border punch
Smooch Spritz
DCWV at home Stack

Looking forward to what you think!!

Check Out This Blog Candy!!

Mindy is celebrating her 100th post!!Congrats Mindy!!Whoop Whoop!!
She is looking for 25 more posts to make 75 posts about the candy!!! The more followers she gets the more candy she will add! Isn't that GREAT!!! So I hope you will hop over there and check it out!

Hope you all are having a Creative Weekend:)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Batter Up........Sketch # 112

Hello my Scrappy Friends & Welcome all my New Scrappy Friends Thanks to MOMO!!
I know I haven't posted for a while now. It has been so hard finding the time to get in my scrap room because I watch my grandson who likes my undivided attention! I have to put my priorities in order and he will be grown up before I know it so I chose to put family before my own wants.. 
I mean who could resist this face:)

Ok enough about that! I was able to fit a challenge in this week for The Scrappiest.
Here is the sketch-

Here is my take on the sketch

This picture was taken with the flash on because with it off it was just too dark!
A friend of mine wanted me to make a scrapbook of her daughter and all her softball photos! This is the first page I have done for her!

My recipe was pretty simple. I used black walnut ink spray. This was the first time I have ever used this product! It really went with the paper from We R Memory Keepers "Designer Scrapbook Pack."
I also inked the edges with my ink pad from Pretty Color. I used paper from DCWV and cardstock.
I sewed around the border of the pattern paper using a zig zag stitch.  I used a brad and stamped a receipt, using the stamp from Jenni Bowlin. I thought this would be a place for the girls names and jersey #'s, I'll leave that to my friend to fill out. Last I used my Cricut cart  Disney's Hannah Montana for the font and Sports Mania cart.

Hope you like my page!