Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award

The rules for the award are the following: 
1) Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.
2) To accept this award, answer 7 random facts about yourself.
3) Pass the award on to at least 8 other awesome blog buddies.

7 Random facts 
1. I'm a morning person
2. I find it depressing when the sun's not out during the day
3.My favorite food is mushroom pizza
4.I love to play games
5. I love to laugh and have those around me laugh
6.I don't like strawberries, but I do like the flavor of strawberries
7. I love to organize

I had a hard time choosing because everyone I follow is Amazing:)

I'm passing this award on to-

Thank you for this award-

I hope you will check out all these very talented ladies:)

The Scrappiest: Sketch 124

Hello Friends:) I was able to finish a layout for The Scrappiest this week! I'm telling you I thought I would have all this time over the summer to scrap but it seems like the Lord has other plans! I have been helping out with VBS this week and still helping out a friend of mine from church. But I was able to finish this page this morning!! I'm so Glad to have made the deadline! I actually spilt a whole glass of iced tea all over the picture and some of the page. Luckily you can't even tell! Thank you Lord for that one:)
Here's my page!

The Sketch

The Recipe-
paper from-The Paper Studio (Sweet Pea)
EK Success - Inspirables
ink studio G
DNC floss
card board
Tim Holtz distresser
ATG gun
vellum quote ?
hand stitching

Thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Simple but Cute

A card for my sister! I wanted to make a cute and quick card for my sister and this is what I made using my Cricut Imagine! 

A matching envelope too! I don't have those fancy stamps to stamp sentiments so I had to quickly write my own. I popped the cow off with foam tape. 
Thanks for stopping by:)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Block Party Cartridge Giveaway:)

Check out the blog candy that Chris from Get Inspired With ChatterScene is giving away because she has reached her goal of 300 + followers!!! If you want a chance to win this Very CUTE cartridge hop on over for your chance, she will be keeping this open until July 11th :)

Thanks for stopping:)

The Last of the Softball pages!

For those of you who are new followers I have been working on a scrapbook for a friends daughter. I think I did over 50 pages. I'm so glad I finally finished:)

This one I just wanted it to look like a teenagers bulletin board! I still had some articles to do something with and some left over pictures!

Thanks for stopping by:)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sketches In Thyme challenge # 50

How's everyone's weekend so far? We finally got some rain here in Sunny Florida and we sure needed it! Our poor yard is just burnt up and the rain is just what it needed! Well I decided to take advantage of the free time I had and get in my scrap room and participate in the challenge at Sketches In Thyme. Here is my take on the sketch!

To see the page better click on it:)

I bought a Cricut Imagine two weeks ago and have had nothing but aggravation with it trying to get it linked up with my gypsy! UGG ! So many phone calls to Provo Craft and they tell me that my Imagine needs to be updated which I did all ready a few times but it just wouldn't load completely. Any ways they are sending me a new Imagine but I figured out it works fine when not hooked to my gypsy so I'm trying to take advantage of the ink while I still have it:) 
On to the challenge it was a sketch and here it is.

I used my Imagine Cricut and More cartridge, paper by Colorbok, card board, buttons, string, Studio G ink, foam tape and my ATG gun!  I really like to the more rugged look of the page! Hope you do too:)
Thanks for stopping!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Can You Believe it?

I know I can't believe that me of all people has made yet another card! This is for another one of my good friends that has also been in the hospital. 
I used the Cricut Sampler Cartridge and my Imagine More cartridge to create this Z fold card! Then I added some blue glitter dots to the base and a ribbon. Then wiggle eyes to my Elephant  and a bandage around his nose which is popped up by a 3 D Zot.

I have to say I think this little Elephant is Super Cute and I just love that I gave her painted toe nails too:)

Thanks for stopping by:)


Good Morning! I just wanted to show a card I quickly put together this morning to take to an older friend that I'm taking care of since she's been out of the hospital! I have to tell you she is definately Unique! She can be a lot of fun to be around and I'm supposed to be helping her and she is worried about me. I have had my share of health problems. Oh well enough of that. She has this little puppy and is crazy about him so I wanted to use this cute cut from the Cricut Sampler cartridge! The frame was cut out using my Imagine more cart. I added a little clear glitter glue to the butter fly and to the nose of the puppy!

Thanks for visiting:)

Rachelle's Birthday Blog Hop

Good Morning Friends:) I was just hopping around because I haven't been able to sleep and came across a blog hop celebrating Rachelle's Birthday! This is what she will be giving away to the lucky winner!
Good Luck:)


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Link Up Love Party with K Andrew

I would love it if you would join me in the link up love party! K Andrews from Getting Cricky with K Andrews wants all of us crafters to know each other and find new blog inspiration, so she is having a linking party! You will need to comment on the 5 before and 5 after your post! We are also to let you know what we are most grateful for. What I'm most grateful for is an Awesome God, Family and Friends:)
I wanted to link up my most recent challenge featuring my favorite little man! 

To see more close ups you can scroll down a few posts!
Hope you'll hop on and join in on the fun and maybe you'll find some Awesome inspiration along the way:)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

More Blog Candy!

Here's another heads up! Raina is trying to reach a goal of 100 followers! When she reaches her goal she will be randomly drawing to see who will be the lucky winner of this cool cartridge Cheerful Seasons which looks like is only available from Creative Memories!  I hope you'll hop over and check her out! 

Good Luck:)

Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesday Sketch # 17 Challenge

I finally finished! I have been so busy helping out a friend that I haven't been able to be home and do what I love to do the most! Work in my scrap room! I'm so glad that with this challenge I had over a week to get it done on time. 

A few close ups:)

I love to work on two page layouts! I just loved all the pictures of my grandson and my daughter who is Isaiah's Aunt Cassie! He just adores her and she is so good with him!
The recipe-
Zots 3-D
Junkitz- rub ons
Die Cut- sun
wiggle eyes
Me & My Big Ideas - A kid like me!
Frances Meyer Inc- stickers
plastic fibers
creative Imaginations
card stock
chalking - on the sun
inking around the edges  of the mats 
corner rounder
ATG gun
plastic slide covers? I don't know what you call them

Oh yes the sketch:)

Looking forward to your comments:)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Two Pin Peas, giveaway

I hope you all are like me and love the blog candy! I have not had a lot of time to scrap this past week due to taking care of a friend just home from the hospital. But I have had a little time to browse and come across some Awesome Blog Candy opportunities!

Terri from Two Pin Peas is having a giveaway to honor  her dad for his birthday and Father;s Day.
Hope you'll hop over and enter:)
Good Luck

Another Great Giveaway:)

Stacy has a giveaway and it will end at the end of the month! I couldn't believe my eye's when I was checking out all her yummy candy! She has added to it 3 times now!!! 
Here's just a taste!

I sure hope you'll check this out! It's all ways fun to see one of my blog friends win!
Good Luck:)

Check This Out!

Rexann from ......I Be Circled is giving away a Web Cam!! How cool is that! You have until July 2 to enter! I sure hope you'll hop over and enter and follow her too! 

Good Luck

Monday, June 20, 2011

Brynn @ Flair and Frills is Turning 30...

Check out what Brynn is giving away if she makes her goal of 1000 followers by her Birthday June30th!
She has $500 dollars worth of Blog Candy!!!! Did you catch that? $500!! I hope you will hop over and check out her blog and become one of her followers so she can reach her goal! Can you please tell her that I sent you:):):)

Thanks for stopping:)


I just have to share the cutest cupcakes that my daughter and her mother in-law made for my grandson's 1st Birthday! 

Aren't these just the cutest little piggy's and cows!

I will be linking these to You Had Me At Craft Link up Party! 


click on the link on the side bar and join in on the fun!

Thanks for stopping by:)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Birthday Card!

My grandson will be turning 1 on Wednesday and we are celebrating today because his grandparents from up North are on vacation and are here! Isaiah's room is decorated in a farm theme and my daughter wanted to do a farm theme birthday party! I have been so intrigued in the creations that Jani from Paper Compulsions has been making that I wanted to try and make a cute scene card too! 

I didn't have any exact measurements I just winged it! I'm really happy with the results and I know my grandson will love it!
I used my Country Life Cartridge to make all the big cuts and then added lots of little animals all around the farm. I wanted to dress up the barn a little and added shutters. I inked the silo to give it a metal look and on the weather vain I heat embossed it to make it look like copper. I used flocking on the grass  and chalked the trees and some hills. I hand cut out some bushes and a pond too! 
I'm going to enter this on The (Paper)Trail Blog!
Thanks for stopping by:)


This page has been linked to You Had Me At Craft linking party!

You can click on the button on my side bar and link up too!

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Card for Father's Day

My Dad's passion is boating, it doesn't matter as long as he is on the water! So with that said I knew I would have to use the image on my new Imagine! On the Imagine more cartridge it had this very cool sailboat and when I saw it I immediately thought of my Dad!

I'm new to this card making thing and don't know exactly how to photograph a Z fold card. 
There are so many Father's Day challenges out there now! 
Here are the short recipe! Cricut Imagine More cart, Cricut Sampler, Gypsy Wanderings, Button and felt waves by Creative Imaginations, yellow bakers twine.

The challenges this qualifies for.

Thanks for dropping by:)


Just Chicken in!

Hello my Scrappy Friends! I wanted to share a Z fold card I made. I hope you were sitting down In know I have only done a few cards! I will actually have a few more to share a little later!

I used my Scor Pal that I bought at the Orlando Gaylord Palms Scrap book Convention. I knew if I bought this I would need to make some cards to make sense of my purchase! 
Card stock
DCWV - The Green Stack
paper scraps
Cricut carts- Country Life
-Gypsy Wanderings

Thanks for stopping by:)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Big League

Still another page of Holly when she was signing to attend SCF with a softball scholarship!!! She will be a Manatee and I found a magazine and on the front of it was this Manatee so I cleverly placed it so the wording on the Manatee doesn't show with the article! Then I thought I was going to just call it done and the next morning I decided to add the seaweed and that definitely helped out this page!

Thanks for stopping by:)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Take Me Out to the Ball Game...

Hello again my scrappy friends! I wanted to hold off on posting all these soft ball layouts but I'm updating my gypsy and my NEW IMAGINE!!!!  Whoop Whoop!! I'm so excited to have a machine that will cut 12x12 paper!! I love my baby bug but sometimes you need a larger cut! So here is yet another 2 page LO for Hollys book!

Thanks for Stopping by:)


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thank You

Check out what arrived in my mail a while back! 

Are these not just the prettiest handmade flowers ! I showed them to a friend that was over and she couldn't believe they were hand made!! So I want to thank Jani over at Paper Compulsions for this beautiful box of flowers! The Card she also made..Beautiful! I hope you'll hop over to her blog she does Amazing work she has the COOLEST Z fold card she posted about today!



Well most of you know I have been working on a scrapbook for a friends daughter that just graduated. Well I have been posting them what seems like forever and still haven't posted them all. My Mother In Law said she was tired of seeing them so I haven't posted much for a while but because I want to add them to my ticker here is yet another page for her book! 

I wanted it to be like a newspaper but with a little whimsy hence the little girl princess holding the weights!

Thanks for stopping!
I posted earlier today so please scroll down and check it out:)



Good morning Friends! I'm here to share another page challenge I completed for the Sketchy Thursdays sketch challenge! 

My little grandson is the star of this page! He has this kangaroo stepper that when he steps up and down balls pop and there's music. He Loves to step up and turn it on and off! So CUTE! I thought the title WORK ' N OUT  was a great title, as you can see it looks like a baby stepper!!

Here's the sketch!

The recipe was simple I used paper and chip board from the April 2011 Artful Delight's monthly kits! You can purchase kit's here . Card stock, ink, vellum, ribbon, buttons, pop dots and foam tape! 

It's not to late to join in on the fun! Due June 15th 10 P.M.(EST).

Thanks for dropping by! 


Monday, June 13, 2011

Myakka River

I was able to combine 2 challenges into one! My Minds Eye...Blog Challenge # 24 was a sketch & theme challenge "Song Lyrics". The song I choose was Chattahoochee By Alan Jackson. This song I felt fit my layout because we were boating on a river! The other part of the challenge was to use at least 80% of My Minds Eye products!
The second challenge was the Fabulous Friday Challenge @ Frosted Designs! The challenge was to include some sort of stitching! I did a lot of stitching on my page. I choose to use my sewing machine with a basic stitch and hand sew with DNC floss  the Cross Stitches and the stitching on the border!

The Sketch-

Over 80 % My Minds Eye "Complete Boy" paper
Stitching- hand & machine
Distressing- Tim Holtz
DNC  floss
Cricut Cartridges- Old West
        - Camp Out
Imagine cart- Imagine More
Martha Stewart Ink

It's not to late to join in! My Minds Eye ends June 19th & Frosted Designs June 16th.

One more thing, check out the post below and join in the linking party with me:)

Hope you'll join in:)

Come Join Me in a Link Up Party!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays Sketch # 16

Hello my Sprappy Friends! I have to say it is so GREAT to be able to work on my own pages and participate in challenges again!! Whoop Whoop!!
I just loved this sketch from Frosted Designs and was so happy to be able to work with it!

Here's my take on the sketch! 

This is my grandson Isaiah and he thinks he is a BIG BOY because he is drinking from a cup with a straw! I have the pleasure of watching him through the school year and I have to say not having him around so far this summer I'm having Isaiah withdraws!  I just had to put a crab on the page because on his little outfit he has a crab ! My Very TALENTED friend La Verne drew me one in like 2 seconds and said here just cut it out! What a Great friend! Thanks Verne:):)  So I decided to add some shells netting and embellishments. 

A close up of Mr. Crab! Don't you just love those wiggle eyes!

distressing tool- Tim Holtz
Cricut Cartridge- Stretch you Imagination
Silver Charm
paper- My Minds Eye- Complete Boy
card stock
I think that just about covers it, thanks for stopping by:) 
It's not to late to play along you have until noon Monday June 13 EST.