Friday, December 31, 2010

Last post of the YEAR!!!

  Well, out with the old and in with the NEW YEAR!!! 

   I certainly hope to do a better job keeping this blog updated. I have several projects and cards and such that I never posted. So.. I'm gonna say AGAIN.. I will try harder to post more regularly.

  Christmas was good. My lil man (3yrs old) LOVED it as well as the other kiddos. We are so blessed to be able to provide for our children.  I have a wonderful  husband who works his tail off so I can stay home!! He is definitely a blessing!!

 Here are a few photos of my family during the holidays. I love them SOOOO much!!!

My Gorgeous Daughter talking to my lil man. He was SOOO excited SANTA came.. LOL

My husband's 2 boys. They had a blast as well.


     Buzz Light Year to the rescue!!! Isn't he sooo darn cute? LOL

    Happy New Year everyone!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Did you hear the NEWS??

  OMG.. Did you hear the news?? ( no.. not talking about 2 posts in one day silly).. The news about Peachy Keen Stamps?? 
   Ok.. go to Peachy Keen Stamps Blog and follow directions for a chance to win one of the NEW.. NOT released stamp sets. Woo hooo!!!!

   I got my blinkie and also posted on my Facebook.. Have you???  Hurry up..

Goodies For Lil Monsters

  Wow!! It's November already and I am just now getting this up. I made LOTS of goody bags for one of my kids' classes.. Here is a picture of them sitting on my bed full of goodies. :)


   ( here is a close up of one of the bags)  I made 40 of them!!! I know I posted one of these a month or so ago, but I JUST finished the last bit of them. :)  I wanted to show a pic of MOST of them. I didn't have the teacher bags done when I took the pic.

I used Peachy Keen Stamps for the faces on the monsters and ghosts..Oh my!! I just LOVE Peachy Keen Stamps!! They add so much character to any project. Hope you all had a good Halloween and I will post some family photos later.

    Hugs.. Tanya

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Color Challenge Tuesday

  Hey again!!!  Today is Color Challenge Tuesday over at PCM and today, Tracey is hosting. Woo Hoo!!!  The colors she chose are from  PTI  .. Are you ready???  PINK, GREEN, YELLOW!!!   Hop over to PCM to see it and feel free to come play along!!!

   Hugs... Tanya

  Here is my card!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Color Challenge at PCM

   Hey everyone!!! Today is Tuesday over at Paper Crafting Mania and thus, another Color Challenge Tuesday!! Woo Hoo!!!  Today's challenge has a little twist.  The color is PINK.. the challenge part? Make a Breast Cancer Awareness card and write a special note in it.. mail to me...and I will hand deliver to a special person who touches sooo many lives every year. So.. if you are interested, please email me:

   Here, is my card:

   I welded BELIEVE on my Gypsy using the Gypsy Font.. Then I loaded my Cricut Marker and hit CUT! It DRAWS the image on the Card Stock. Then, without unloading the mat, I loaded my Cri-Kit pink pen and "cut" over the pink. I just LOVE the way it looks. 

      Well, I hope you have been inspired to THINK PINK!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Photo Shoot Of my daughter..

  So, my daughter and I went to this lil place in town and got some AWESOME pics of her I wanted to share. She will ALWAYS be my lil girl no matter how old she gets. 


Sunday, October 10, 2010

10-10-10 and Breast Cancer Awareness

   Ok.. I will start with an apology.. sorry I haven't updated!!! Life takes control sometimes.. I also had an issue with Blogger a couple days ago. I LOST everything I had typed!!! So, please accept my apology and keep reading!!!  There are a couple things I want to tell you about. 

                                 WOW!! Today is 10-10-10.. This will never happen again!!! 
Jill from The Scrapaholic had a GREAT idea of doing a BLOG HOP!!  So, to finish this day.. what are YOUR top 10 favorite things? What about things you are passionate about? 

#1.. My family.. without them, I am nothing

#2.. My Friends.. where would I get inspiration from?? 
#3.. Truth.. without it, we would all be living a lie..
#4.. True Love.. It Makes the world a better place
#5.. Finding a CURE.. Cancers, illnesses, diseases 
#6.. My Cricut and Gypsy and..  Self Expression .. LOVE IT!!
#7.. Technology. .. Without FB, I wouldn't have met many inspiring people
#8.. Freedom of Speech!!  You don't like it.. don't listen
#9..The TROOPS!!! Who keep our FREEDOMS FREE!!! 
#10.. ME!! I am ME because of all I have learned through my life. My goal is to instill those moral and values in my children and those I become acquainted with as well.
           Now.. What are YOURS???  Post YOUR top TEN on your blog. Leave a comment here with your one if you so choose.. we'd LOVE to see what we all have in common.

    Now.. onto Breast Cancer Awareness..Theresa, more commonly known as The Scrapbooking Queen, is hosting a challenge. She is asking for PINK Breast Cancer Cards to be made and sent to her. IF you so choose, please send the cards to her BY Oct 25. ( I know, late notice)  She will take them to the Women's Center and distribute to the women fighting this terrible disease. Her addy is: 
                                 The Scrapbooking Queen
                                 14211 Jennings Vista Drive            
                                 Lakeside, CA    92040  

 WAIT!!! Before you put the card in the mail, be sure to take a photo and email it to Theresa for a chance to win a stamp set from My Pink Stamper!!!

    Here are my cards in Honor of the women who fight and those who beat breast cancer every day!!! And, a special card to a special lady we know who touches hundreds of lives every year. Thank you ALL for all you do. 
                                Paper: PTI Hibiscus Burst & Gina K   Lux White
                                Stamp: My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions(embossed 
                                                 ribbons on the bottom card)
                                Cricut: Gypsy Font and Stand And Salute 
                                Cuddlebug: Swiss Dots 
                                Cri-Kits: USED to make the ribbons on the pattern paper 
                                                  on the TOP card. I used the Glitter Kit. 
                                Ink: CTMH, Bubblegum;  Versamark 
                                Stickles: Ranger- Star Dust ( BLING) 
                                Ribbon: PTI  Hibiscus Burst
                                Embossing Powder: Ranger Clear
                                Stampin Dimensionals from SU!  
                                Punch: Fiskars

              I  HOPE you will be able to make a card and get it mailed in time. Mine will be postal tomorrow!! Hope yours will be too... 

                                                                Hugs....  Tanya 


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday Color Challenge

  Hey everyone!! Today's Color Challenge over at Paper Crafting Mania. The colors in todays challenge are:
  1 Pattern Paper  

  Here is my card!!!


  Well, this past weekend there was an AWESOME Blog hop with LOTS of inspiration!! Those 10 ladies worked their HINEYS off on their projects.. and, most offered up the ever loved.. BLOG CANDY!!! Ok, so I'm hopping away and following some AWESOME blogs!! WOW.. ( more "artists" to stalk right? LOL )  Anyways.. I go thru my "hops" this evening and come to Michelle's blog.  There it is.. two winners and Tanya was one of them. OMG.. my heart is pounding!!! Me? Another Tanya? I'm like SOOO excited I even leave a comment asking that.. pretty much!!! I'm soo tickled!! So then.. I come here and you guessed it... Michelle left a message saying I had a prize over on her blog. WOO HOO!!! It WAS me!!! I'm TOTALLY tickled. ( if you couldn't tell)  Thank you Michelle for your generosity and your AWESOME projects!! Ya'll should go check out her work. Thank You Michelle SOO much!! I can't wait to get mail!!LOL..
   ( bet you wanna know what I won huh?? Stay tuned.. I'll post it when it arrives.. haha)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lady bugs anyone??

  Hey ya'll.. Glad you came back. Sorry I'm not doing such a great job on posting.. Anyways...

 I was asked to make a lady bug card for a friend. Her mom's birthday is tomorrow and she wanted me to make the card. WOW!!!  If THAT'S not pressure right? anyways... I decided to do it. This.. is what I came up with. She LOVED it.. let's hope her mom does as well.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Weekend Challenge at PCM

  Hey everyone!!

  The weekend challenge was posted at PCM. Here is a picture. Hope you can play.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My lil man

   Well, today was Day #1 of Fish oil for my lil man. He took it GREAT and is actually looking forward to more "medicine" tomorrow. Let's hope he continues to feel this way.
   He is taking NORDIC NATURALS - OMEGA-3 Purified Fish Oil 1000 mg... these are soft gels and I put a pin hole and squeezed in his mouth. I got them from GNC for roughly $17 for 60 gels.
  Ok.. so.. why you ask??  My son has Verbal Apraxia. He has had a speech therapist for about a year now who comes weekly to work with him. We have made very little progress and, after reading an article and hearing about fish oils, we have decided it won't hurt to try even if it doesn't help. If you are interested..THIS is the article. So.. hopes and prayers for a positive outcome ..

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Color Challenge Tuesday at PCM

  Hey everyone!! Another Tuesday means another challenge. :)  YAY!!!  Today's Color Challenge was really a doozie... Hope ya'll can think outside your usual box and try something new. Ok.. the challenge is to use 4 or more different color card stocks on the same project with NO PATTERN PAPER!!  I know you can do it. Here is the card I made. It went to a lil guy for his birthday.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Weekend Challenge

   Hey everyone!! 

   I've been busy lately babysitting a friend's lil man( 8 weeks old)  and my lil man(almost 3 years old) as well. TWO boys can really keep me on my toes. Anywho...

   Over at Paper Crafting Mania we have the weekend challenge posted. It was SOOO fun!!  Go check out Joy's video for GREAT instructions. I had a wonderful time spending time with my lil man while we were making his.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Color Challenge Tuesday at PCM

  Well.. another Tuesday.. another Color Challenge over at Paper Crafting Mania. Can you believe we have had 42 WEEKS of Color Challenges??  WOW!!! Time FLIES. Anyways.. the colors for this challenge are:

  * one additional color if you'd like and a pp**

Here is my card. I was inspired by a card recently published in the Paper Creations magazine.

    We do have another SWAP starting soon. It starts Sept 1 and the theme is Halloween or Fall. Yep.. an OR challenge. :)  The card must be completed and postmarked NLT Oct 1. YES!!! A WHOLE MONTH!!! So, if anyone is interested.. pop on over to PCM and become a member.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Ugh.. FINALLY on!!!

   Well.. A couple months later and well.. I'm BACK!!!  I forgot my log on and my password. I know.. can you believe that???  So.. I retrieved it.. and, here I am.. Wooo Hooo!!! 

   Ok.. so.. I have been SOOOO addicted to FB lately and have learned and seen alot!!!   I got a GREAT deal on a couple Cricut Carts. Who can beat that???  So, I heard of it though Sarah. So, where do you go?  HERE  Dawn is SUPER nice and VERY fast!!  Go check out the deals. They are on a first come first serve basis. :) 

  And.. since we mentioned Sarah.. she has a SUPER deal going on for a SHORT time only. Go check her out. She has GREAT stamps and I can't WAIT to get mine.

  I think I will STOP here with the enabling. :)  Hopefully I WON'T forget my pwd or log in again. LOL.. ( I would have sworn it was saved on this computer thing.. hmm )  Anyways.. go check out the deals while they are still available. :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Time Flies!!!

  Well, I did it again... I went 2 months without even posting to my blog!! Can you believe it has almost been 2 MONTHS??  OMG!! Time surely flies.

  I have done some crafting the past couple months along with hanging out with the kids. The summer months just seem to keep us all busy.. and I for one, have a hard time with blogging. I sometimes wonder if I am really only wasting "blogger" space?? Does anyone even come visit??

  Well.. I will post a couple pics of projects have done the past couple months and add more daily.. time permitted of course.

    I used Versa mark and chalks for the back ground. I used Life's A Beach for the whale and such. The tag was cut at 6" using TBBM. This is an example for the JUNE SWAP over at  PAPER CRAFTING MANIA.

Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

MPS Challenge

  Wow!! It is April 10th already. I should totally get a smack on the hand. I have been so bad about posting. The weather has gotten soo nice, we have spent alot of time outside. Anyways... over at My Pink Stamper's Blog she has a color challenge. I totally LOVED this lil frog and thought he would be PERFECT!!!  So.. go check out the challenge.

   And.. don't forget about the challenges we have over at Paper Crafting Mania. We have WEEKEND CHALLENGES too so.. come check them out.

   Happy crafting everyone!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Card Box

   Hey everyone!! Sorry I have been MIA recently.. I've been CRAFTING!! I have been making cards and a lil box to put them in. They are SOOOO cute and totally inspired by my friend and AWESOME card maker Eileen. The original box dimensions are from Gina K. and boy is she wonderful. I am sooo excited about these. The first set I wanted a SPRING-Y set as we are ALL ready for some sun shine. The second set is from CTMH and you can order yours from HERE.  The paper is from the Veranda Collection and isn't it just GORGEOUS!!!

  So.. pull out your supplies that you have been hiding and CREATE SOMETHING!!!  Have fun and HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Color Challenge Tuesday

  Welcome to my blog!!! Today, at Paper Crafting Mania  is COLOR CHALLENGE TUESDAY!!! I  am totally excited as I love the colors I chose. So.. I'll get to the point:  The colors are:
     Yellow,  white, Grey  *** optionals: black, pattern paper****  Here is my card.

Happy Crafting and I hope you come join us for the fun!!! Have a GREAT day!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Colton's Cradle School Photos

  Well Bloggers.. meet my son Colton. He is 2 years old and goes to Cradle School every other Friday. Cradle school is for little people that are under school age. This "school" helps them with socializing and sharing and such. It's like a  Pre- Pre- Kindergarten. The parents stay there with the kids and we have snacks and crafts and it is AWESOME!!! Anywho.. here are his pics.. isn't he just a lil heart breaker??

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday Sketch Challenge at PCM

  Ok.. with all the excitement about the new PRIZE challenges I forgot about the Sketch Challenge for today. Thanks Eileen for the GREAT Challenge.



   Well.. it's out... Paper Crafting Mania has started some FUN!!!  This is the announcement.
  Doesn't this look like it will be FUN!!!! Click here to go to Paper Crafting Mania and register. You must register and participate for the chance to win. HAPPY CRAFTING!!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Color Challenge Tuesday at PCM

  Ok.. another Tuesday.. another challenge over at Paper Crafting Mania. This challenge was a bit hard for me as the colors I chose are not ones I use much... The colors are Paper Trey Ink colors.
    Scarlet Jewel ,  Enchanted Evening, and White..  Here is my card:
                      Have fun with it!! Remember.. you can use what you have that is close to the colors. ALSO.. we will have BIG news tomorrow over at PCM. So.. come over and join the FUN!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Simply Shaz

  Well, I was doing a lil blog hopping and I landed on one of my favorites.. Eileens.. who posted about some blog candy on another blog. Well.. that took me to Simply Shaz. WOW!!! She is simply amazing!!! Her work is very detailed and my eyes can't get enough. :)  Well.. go see for yourself.

Card Sketch Wednesday

    As most of you know.. I'm not feeling well. Ugh... So, this will be short and sweet. I will upload my card when I feel better. Here is the challenge for today.
Happy Crafting!!! 

Ok.. here is my card. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Color Challenge Tuesday

   Another Tuesday.. another Color Challenge over at Paper Crafting Mania.  I hope you enjoy these colors as much as I have. Ok.. the colors are:   green, blue, and Kraft ( paper bag brown). Here is my card:
Happy Crafting!!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Happy Sunday!!

  Hello everyone!! Today is a bright and sunny day and looking forward to the warmer weather. Yesterday I went to a SWARM and had a good time away from the house and kids and even DH. :)  Hey, we all need a break sometimes. Today a couple friends are coming over to check out what the Cricut can do to help with wedding favors. They will be totally excited!!! 

  Here are a couple things I did at the SWARM. Have a happy Sunday!!!   HAPPY CRAFTING!!!