Monday, December 8, 2008

Hey, everyone! Sorry I have not blogged in such a long time! I am in the middle of moving, buying a house, going back and forth from Alabama to Tennessee, etc. and everything has been so hectic. I have been making a few Christmas gifts for family and that has been taking up a lot of time. I don't have pics yet, and they are all packed up now. We move on Friday, and the movers came today and moved most of our stuff. I think our internet gets turned off tomorrow. So it could be a few more weeks until I am back to bloogin full swing! Sorry it took me so long to let everyone know where I was. It has just been crazy around here! So I will go around to everyone's blogs and catch up in a few weeks! Thanks for the patience!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I was given this award from a super talented lady, Louise.

Now, for the fine print...

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.

2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.

3. Nominate 5 blogs.

4. Put links to their blogs.

5. Leave a message for your nominees.

My 5 are:

1. Dawn

2. Heather

3. Gale

4. Laura

5. Samantha

These ladies are super talented and I enjoy going to their blogs everyday that I can!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Birthday

Hi, everyone! Sorry I have been MIA this past week. We have been so busy trying to find and buy a house that I really haven't had time to do anything else. The house we had previously put a bid on went sour, so we had to start over. So we went up to Clarksville this past weekend and found a house that we love. We put an offer in and it was accepted. We close on Dec. 5. We are so excited!! We move from here the middle of December. So now that you know the great news, I will get on with the card!

I really went out of my comfort zone with this card. I usually stick to rectangle cards. For the circle base I used Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. The scalloped circle frame was from Mini Monograms. The patterned paper is Sassafras Lass. I used Stampin Up!'s A Flower for all Seasons stamp set. I colored it in with Prisma Pencils and OMS. The "Happy Birthday" is from Lizzie Anne Designs. Hope you all enjoy. Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Hello, everyone! This week has been so crazy that I haven't had a lot of time to update or craft or comment! We are still in the process of counter offering on the house we want to buy! It is so stressful! We should know something by tomorrow, maybe.
Now on to the card! This is my take on the SCS blog group challenge #1. We were supposed to use black and blue. I used Whisper White cardstock as my base. I used Prima Marketing patterned paper (blue with white polka dots). Basic Black to mat the PP. The "HI" is American Crafts Thickers in felt. The scalloped circle was cut using the Cricut and Mini Monograms. I put the holes in each scallop by using my eyelet setter. The ribbon is just from my stash of ribbons. No idea of the brand. Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hi, everyone! I finally started on Christmas cards! I finally got settled after our quick trip to house hunt. We found a house and put an offer in. Now we just have to wait and see if they accept our offer! It is driving me CRAZY! Enough about that! On to the card.

This card was very simple to make! I used white cardstock as my base. Both of the patterned papers are DCWV Christmas Stack 2007. The stamps are Studio G. I stamped them with Staz-On Timber Brown ink. I colored the ornaments with Prismas and OMS. I added Stickles to the ornaments. The eyelets were some that came with my Crop a Dile. Very simple! Thanks for looking! Have a great day!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Just one more Fall card!!

Hello, everyone!! I know I said I was done with Fall cards, but I have one more to show! This was for a swap I participated in. I thought I had already posted, but I looked back and didn't see it.

The seed packet template was from SCSer Katydid creations(?), but her website is no longer viewable and I don't think she is active with SCS anymore. The pumpkin and leaf stamp are from SU!'s Autumn Harvest. I stamped them with Staz-On Timber Brown ink. I colored them with Prismas and OMS. I shaded the pumpkin and leaf with brown chalk. The patterned paper is from A.C. Moore, but I don't know the brand. I used Wild Wasabi cardstock to mat the seed packet. The ribbon is American Crafts.

Thanks so much for looking! I will be out of town for a couple of days, so no posts for several days. I will try to get around to everyone's blogs before we leave, but I'm just not sure how much time I will have! We are going to look at houses where we will be moving! Wish us luck! I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy Harvest

Hello, everyone! Just wanted to update quickly this morning! This is the last of my Fall/Halloween cards! I have officially started on my Christmas cards!
This card was very simple, but cute, I think. I used some kraft cardstock for the base. The orangey color is More Mustard. The green cardstock is Wild Wasabi. The blue mat behind the stamped image is Bashful Blue. The stamped image was stamped with Staz-On Timber Brown ink. I colored it with Prisma Pencils and OMS. The ribbon is from American Crafts. The "Happy Harvest" stamp is from Stampin Up!'s Loads of Love Accessories. Thanks for looking! Have a great day!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Trick or Treat

Hello, everyone! I just wanted everyone to know how much I appreciate their comments! Thanks so much, you guys! This is almost the last of my Fall/Halloween cards! I'm about ready to start on Christmas. YAY!! I LOVE making Christmas cards! I just love everything about Christmas.
This card was extremely simple. The stamped image is Stampin Up!'s Booglie Eyes. I stamped it with Staz-on Timber Brown ink and colored it with prismas and OMS. The Tick or Treat stamp is Studio G. The Scalloped "border" was made with decorative scissors(I have got to get the scalloped punch from SU). The patterned paper is Provocraft brand. I bought it at A.C. Moore. The ribbon is just a brand from Wal-mart(not sure what brand). Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall card

Hello, everyone! This card was made to submit to a design team, but since I will be moving I decided to wait about applying to a DT.
I used Stampin Up!'s Give Thanks stamp set for the bucket of apples. I colored it with Prisma pencils and OMS. The green mat is Stampin Up!, but at the moment I can't think of the name of the color. The red mat is DCWV Fall 2007 stack. The striped background paper is DCWV Fall stack also. The cream circle was cut out using the Cricut and George cartridge. The "I'm Thankful For" stamp is Studio G. The "you" is alphabet stamps. The ribbon is from American Crafts. I believe that is all. Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thanks card

Hello, everyone! It has been a hectic week. We found out that we will be moving in January to Clarksville,TN. We are so excited. We will finally be close to family. YAY!
Now, on to the card. The base of the card is Bashful Blue. The patterned paper is Sassafras Lass. The tag behind the butterfly is also Sassafras Lass. The butterfly is Stampin Up!'s Just Celebrate. I colored it with Prismas and OMS. I put Stickles around the green of her wings. The ribbon is from Michael's. I got it in the big Dollar bin. Oh I almost forgot, the Thanks is from Cuttlebug's Olivia font. Thanks for looking! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween card

Hello, everyone! The card above was super simple to make. I love cards like that! I used my Cricut and Stamped for the letters, and PaperDoll Dressup for the pumpkin and fence. The background paper is DCWV Fall 2007 stack. I also distressed the BOO and the fence with brown chalk. I am getting caught up with my Halloween cards, slowly but surely! Now I just need to start on Christmas! Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Friday, October 3, 2008


Hello, everyone! This is the first Halloween card I have made this year. I really need to hurry and make several more to send to family and friends. I don't have that much time until Halloween! This was a simple card to make. I used DCWV Fall 2007 stack for the circle patterned paper. I cut the circle out with my Cricut and Mini Monograms. The witches boots are a Studio G stamp. I colored them with Prisma Pencils and OMS. The slider is cut out with the Cuttlebug. BOO! is cut out with the Cuttlebug, also. I also outlined the word with a marker. The "ribbon" is actually a border sticker. I believe that about explains it! Thanks for looking! Have a GREAT weekend!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Anniversary Card

Hey, everyone! Tonight's post has to be quick, hubby is giving the little guy his bath. This card is a case from Valerie Stangle. I used Stampin Up!'s Pocket Silhouettes. The dragonfly is Stampendous (I think). The sentiment is a Studio G stamp. The ribbon is Making Memories. I used Wild Wasabi ink for the weeds stamp. I used Purely Pomegranate for the dragonfly. For the sentiment, I used Staz-On Timber Brown ink. Thanks for looking! Have a great evening!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Hey, everyone! My husband and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary Saturday! Time has really flown by. In the above picture are things I made for him. A card, of course. And also, I made him a mini pizza box. On the inside are love coupons and Hershey kisses. The card is similar to the one I posted previously. The patterned paper and heart on the pizza box is Sassafrass Lass. The Love of a Lifetime stamp is from Stampin up!'s So Many Sayings.

The above picture is with the box open. I did not get an individual picture of the coupons, but they are peeking out from behind the kisses. Thanks for looking! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Comments are always welcome!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thinking of You card

Hi! I just have a few minutes to post, so it's gonna be quick. I finally got to play with my new Pocket Silhouettes stamp set. I love every stamp in this set. They are so versatile. You can use them for anything!

For this card, I used my Cricut and Mini Monograms to cut out the tan circle. The blue patterned paper is Me and My Big Ideas. The green background paper is SEI. The ribbon is just some scraps I had. The Thinking of You sentiment is from Lizzie Anne Designs.

Thanks for looking! Everyone have a great day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hey, everyone! I had a little time to update today so I thought I would post a card. I love Stampin Up!'s Bloomin Beautiful stamp set. It is so beautiful!
For this card I used the Bloomin Beautiful set. I got the idea for the definition behind the flower in the 2008 Fall-Winter Catalog. I colored the flower with Prisma pencils and OMS. The Thinking of You sentiment is Lizzie Anne Designs. The square rhinestones are from Wal-Mart. The patterned paper is Me and My Big Ideas. I stamped the definition stamp with River Rock ink. Now I have to go and play with my new Pocket Silhouettes stamp set. I will post my creations with that set later in the week. Thanks for looking. Have a great afternoon.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hey, everyone! I am getting better at updating! I made this card for my stash of birthday cards. I am always needing birthday cards! I just used some scraps from my scrap paper pile. The green paper with polka dots is DCWV Nana's Kids. The blue flowered paper is form DCWV 2007 Spring or Summer stack. The scalloped circle is Cricut Cartridge Mini Monograms. I made the holes in the scallops with my eyelet setter. The Happy Birthday 2 U is from Lizzie Anne Designs. The two tiny cupcakes at the bottom are rub-ons. The 2 U is watercolored with Stampin Up!'s watercolor pencils and a blender pen. The 2 U also has Stickles on it. It is a little hard to see, but I will post a close-up of the glittered part. Let's see, not much else to describe. I don't know what brand the brown and pink patterned paper is. Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hey, everyone! I was having trouble getting to sleep, so I decided to post a card. I made this card with some of the scraps I had from previous cards. The blue flowered patterned paper is DCWV spring stack 2007 (I think it was the spring stack). The green polka dot patterned paper is DCWV Nana's Kids. All the stamps are Studio G. The flowers are watercolored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. The scalloped circle is a Cricut cartridge Mini Monograms. I made the holes with my eyelet setter. The scalloped border is decorative scissors and the holes are with the eyelet setter. The center of the flowers have glitter but it is hard to see. Also I tried to sew, but I kinda messed up. Guess I need more practice! Thanks for looking! Hope everyone has a great night!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I just can't seem to keep this thing updated. I haven't had much time to craft here lately, as I was busy with my little guy's 2nd birthday and family visiting. But I finally made some time to get in my craft cave. The stamped image on the card is Stampin Up's Fun and Fast Notes (LOVE that set). I colored it in with Prisma pencils and OMS. The green background paper is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder (Stylized flowers, I think it's called). The flower at the bottom is two flowers layered together, and held with a brad. I cut the flowers out with the Cuttlebug Olivia font. Patterned paper is American Crafts. "Hello" stamp is a Studio G stamp. I think that is about it! Thanks for looking! Have a great Sunday evening!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ultrasound Pics

These are ultrasound layouts from my pregnancy 2 years ago. I scrapped them when I was still pregnant, but just got around to taking pictures of them. The title in the first layout was stamped and the B in baby was a foam stamp with paint. I distressed the edges with orange ink. The title in the second layout was done with the Xyron Personal Cutter. I used it once on this layout, HATED it, and took it back and got the Cricut, which I LOVE!!! I kept the journaling private, as it was personal. The ribbon saying It's A Boy came from A.C. Moore. The stickers are Me And My Big Idea. Thanks for looking!! Have a great day!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Pregnant Layouts

These are layouts of me when I was pregnant. That was 2 years ago!! Doesn't seem like its been that long! I just got around to doing these layouts about a month and a half ago. The font in the first layout was Cuttlebug's Olivia font set. The pea pod was Cricut's New Arrival Cartridge. The second layout I used Cuttlebug's Baby Face font. The flower is from a Cricut cartridge(I don't remember which one). The pregnant lady was Cricut's New Arrival cartridge. Thanks for looking! Have a great day!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

So I changed my blog template. I'm not sure if I like it or not. It also took away some of the stuff I had on the side where my profile is. I am about to fix that. Hopefully, I will have some stuff to post tonight! I'm in the process of taking pics of all my layouts. So I should be able to post some of those tonight! Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

This is another card I made for the swap(mentioned in previous post). I used Rose Red Stampin Up! cardstock, American Crafts patterned paper, Stylized Flowers embossing folder, and Stampin Up!'s Fun and Fast Notes for the stamped image. I colored it with prisma pencils and gamsol. Sentiment is another Lizzie Anne designs stamp. Ribbon is just some I got at Wal-Mart. Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 28, 2008

This is a card I made for a swap. For the swap we had to use 2 of the following colors: red, white, and dark blue. I used rose red and whisper white. The stamped image is Stampin Up!'s Fun and Fast Notes. Colored it with Gamsol and Prisma pencils. The sentiment is Lizzie Anne Designs Simply Sentiments. Patterned paper is American Crafts. The flower on the bottom is done with the Cuttlebug Olivia font set. Brad is from Queen and Co. And just some simple sewing around the edges. Done with my Janome Sew Mini, which is an awesome machine! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Recipe swap layout

This is a recipe layout that I did for a swap on the messageboard. I used DCWV patterned paper, my cricut machine for the jars, and an Autumn Leaves stamp for the flourish. I used Cuttlebug Olivia font for the flowers. Rhinestones are from Wal-Mart. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! We had family visiting, we grilled out and went to watch fireworks! Above are pictures I took of the fireworks show!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Birthday Card

I made this card for my Grandmother. Not sure what brand the patterned paper is. Happy birthday sentiment is a Lizzie Anne Designs stamp. Flowers are Prima. Added some buttons to the centers of the flowers. Also, I tried my hand at sewing. This is one of the first times I have tried sewing. I think I did okay. Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 23, 2008

This is just a quick card I made using scrap paper I had lying around. I made this card using the Cricut machine. I used New Arrival cartridge (I think) to cut out the card. I used Stampin Up!'s Fun and Fast Notes for the stamped image and sentiment. Image is colored in with watercolor pencils and blender pen. Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Anniversary Card

Hi! This is an anniversary card I sent to my mom and stepdad. I used Stampin Up!'s Fun and Fast Notes for the cake stamp. I used DCWV All Dressed Up patterned paper. Cuttlebug's Stylized Flowers embossing folder. I used the Cricut for the two connecting hearts. Studio G stamp set for the sentiment on the hearts. I colored the stamped image with prisma pencils and gamsol. Thanks for looking!

Birthday Card

Here is a birthday card I made for my stash. I used My Favorite Things stamp set for the image and sentiment. I paper pieced her dress. DCWV (love them!!) for the patterned paper. American Crafts for the ribbon. I used the Cricut machine and Mini Monograms for the scalloped square mat behind the stamped image. Thanks for looking!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

This is my first post! Hopefully before too long I will have some pictures up of some of my crafts!