Saturday, April 30, 2011


 Hello everyone and glad you stopped in. 
A few people have been wondering where I have been... well, BUSY!! I have been trying to get ahead of the game. :)  The past week of storms and tornadoes really put a damper on my crafting time. My machines stayed unplugged!!! I am scared to death lightning may get a machine.. so, I unplug them :)  
I do have a little sneak peek of one of the projects I just finished for an upcoming blog hop. I am sooo excited about this one!!!  anyways.. hope ya'll have a great weekend. 
So.. what do u think?? 
Well, thanks for stopping by and I hop you come back again. 
Happy Crafting!!! 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

My FIRST Design Team!!!

Hey ya'll!!! Welcome back!! 
I have been soo excited to share this news with you, but have had to wait for the go ahead. So, here it is... 
I MADE  Jenny, Crazy About Cricut's ,Thankful Thursday
Design Team!!
I am SOOO excited and can't wait to be a part of such a GREAT team!!! I hope you will come along with me during this adventure.  
Thank you again for stopping by. I hope you visit again. :) 
Happy Crafting!!!! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Kathy's Cozies

Hello ya'll. :)  Welcome back. 
I hope you all are doing well and are staying safe. We have had more tornado warnings and flooding this week than I ever remember!!! I am sooo scared of lightning and tornadoes it is NOT funny!! So, when a warning is sent, I am HIDING!!!  Last night we had another round of tornadoes and more to come today.  So, I thought I would share a product and a blog today. :)  

A couple months ago I was introduced to Kathy. She makes covers for just about ANYTHING!!!  I saw a fabric she had on her Face Book page so I contacted her right away about making covers for my Expression and my Imagine. She was soo nice and was excited to get started.  I was shocked only a week later to have the cozies in my hand!!!  She does AWESOME work!!  I then contacted her for cozies for my Cricut Cake, Cuttlebug, and my daughter's Nook!!! Yep.. Not long later.. we got them!!! Kathy does SUPERB work and does all the quilting on them. She uses the best fabric and can do whatever color you like. She has a TON of photos on her Face Book page to look at and maybe request. 
So, If you are in the market for a HIGH QUALITY cover for your machines.. You can't go wrong with Kathy!!  Tell her I sent ya ;)  Here are a couple pics of my machines. :)  
My Cricut Imagine


 Cricut Cake Mini

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to stop by anytime!!!  Go visit Kathy.. you WON'T be disappointed!! 

Monday, April 25, 2011


Hello ya'll. I hope you all had a Happy Easter. We spent the day inside due to storms ALL DAY!!! The rain isn't supposed to stop until Thursday!! Ughh..  Well, I took a few pics of my lil man coloring eggs and with his Easter basket. Our older kids had no interest in anything. We got all the kids a big chocolate bunny and a bag of candy. They were happy with that. 
We used Kool-aid packets to color our eggs this year. ( NOT my idea, sorry I don't remember whose blog I saw it)  The eggs turned out BRIGHT and bold!! I will DEFINITELY do this again next year. The good thing.. all you need is the kool-aid and water. :) 

I LOVE the way they turned out!!! 

Here are a few pics of my lil man. 

Thanks for stopping by again. Come back soon. :) 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Explosion box

Hey ya'll.. I'm glad you came back.
I made an explosion box a couple months ago and realized I never posted the pictures. I made this for a SWAP I was in for a dear friend Eileen. The SWAP rule was to make something you have never done before. So, this is my first explosion box. 
What do you think? 

So, What do YOU think??  Have you made an explosion box?? 
Thanks for stopping by again. 
Happy Crafting...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter boxes

Hey ya'll.. Welcome back. :)  Glad to have ya... 
Well, Easter is right around the corner and I always make lil goodies for my kids' classes. This year I made lil boxes for my youngest, Colton's, class. He always loves mommy's "prizes".  So, here they are. I filled them with lots of yummy candy!! Chocolate is the best!!! nothing like sending the messy candy home with the kiddos.. oops.. sorry parents... 

Thanks for HOPPING by... Hope you come back soon.
Happy crafting. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Hey ya'll and welcome back!! Glad you came to visit. 
I was going through a new lil stack I got on clearance from Michaels and decided to play a bit. I had NO CLUE what I was going to come up with.. I just went with it!! This is what I came up with. Hope you like it. This card looks great either on it's side as I have pictured, or tall ways.. How many times has THAT happened??  hehe 
K & Co - Julianna Solid mat & designer mat 
Kinderstampo: GRUNGY Inspiration
Martha Stewart: Lace Border Punch
Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo
White Embossing Powder
Pop Dot

Thanks again for popping in!!!  
Happy Crafting!! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Totally Tunes Tuesday

Hello everyone and glad you stopped in. Today is TOTALLY TUNES TUESDAY and I am excited about this song and the card I made. So, are you ready for the song??  How about " Chicken Fried" by the Zac Brown Band. I LOVE this song and it has soo much within it. This is a song that has an upbeat tempo, meaningful lyrics, and very CATCHY!! ;)  
So, I listened to this song over and over. The lyrics about the "precious child" and love and  "the stars and stripes".. "Those that gave their lives"...  ALL of this combined is what is represented in my card. Those words in this song have ALOT of meaning for me.  I actually couldn't think of a way to include chicken, beer, or jeans.LOL..  Nope.. not a chance. So.. here is the song with lyrics..

Here is my card: 
 Kraft Cardstock
A Child's Year Cricut Cart
Stand And Salute Cricut Cart
Pink By Design: Music stamp 
The Twinery: Maraschino
Scrap Papers ( ALL pattern papers) 
CTMH Sparkles
Pop Dots
Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo Distress Ink 

Hope you like it!! Thanks for stopping in again and come back anytime. :) 
Happy Crafting!!! 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Paper Cake Video and WINNERS of BOTH BLOG HOPS!!!

   Hello ya'll!! Welcome back!! 
First, I want to thank you ALL for stopping by my blog for the blog hops this past weekend. I was in my FIRST ever on Friday ( Creatures Great and Small) and then again Saturday ( Kimi's 28 Candles). 
The WINNER for the Creatures Great and Small hop is:
said :  "Love the colors you used"
The WINNERS of the 28 Candles Blog Hop are :
Teresa Collins Trim :    #8  SCRAPNATIC
said : "Very nice project!! Thanks for sharing!!"

Teresa Collins Stamp:  #64  jengd
said :  "I love that cake, banner and ribbon! I haven't seen anything like the cake before. And your card is a riot!"

Thank YOU ALL for hopping in and I will contact you via your blogs. You will have 1 week to respond and I will draw another winner!!!

 I am AMAZED at the responses I got about the cake. WOW!! Who would have thought right??  I DID make a FAST tutorial explaining how to do it. Yes, FAST bc you will be shocked at how simple it is!!! If there are ANY questions.. PLEASE PLEASE ask me!! I will be sure to get back with you ASAP!! 
I do want to clarify a couple things first... The bottom layer is from 1 piece of paper cut into 3 strips that are 4" by 12". So, yes, the bottom is 3 pieces of paper. The next up layer is 3" by 12". YES.. that makes 4 pieces, but only use 3!!! EACH layer of the cake contains only 3 pieces put together. The TOP layer is 2" by 12" ... YES, that makes MORE than you need for ONE layer, but is PERFECT for a few layers. I hope this makes sense!!  Again, if you need anything clarified.. PLEASE let me know!!!  
OK.. keep in mind I am NOT a video person so... this is NOT edited. :)  You get the REAL thing. hehe.. and... I'm a Kentucky girl and am "TWANGY" ..  hehe.. 

 So, is it THAT bad??
Hopefully this helped some of you. PLEASE let me know if you have any questions.  I would LOVE to see your creations as well. When you make one, please stop by and let me know and I'd LOVE to go visit your blog.
Thanks again for stopping by!! 
Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

28 Candles Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the 28 Candles Blog Hop hosted by KIMI !!!  I am super excited that she asked me to join her birthday celebration!!!  She really had no choice anyways now did she?? hehe.. Could she tell THIS face no??  Anyways.. we have 29 SUPER FABULOUS bloggers here celebrating with us and lots of inspiration to be had. 
You should have arrived here from the amazingly talented Missy's blog and if you just popped in and want to start from the beginning.. go visit KIMI'S blog.
 So, onto my projects. 
First is the card I made her. :)  It is a GREAT depiction of us because the phone seems to stay GLUED to our head. LOL. Hubby is starting to think I have a "growth" or something.. haha 
SU : Chocolate Chip CS
Imagine: Better Together cart 
The Twinery: Caribbean 
My Favorite Things: Sentiment (Birthday Girl) 
SU Border Punch
White Gel Pen 
I made my FIRST EVER banner for Kimi. Sorry about the pic.. it looks WAY better in person!!  
GOTTA have BLING!!!! 

 And.. with every birthday comes a CAKE!!! All the papers came from the Cocoa Blooms stack.

So, those are my projects and now, onto the good stuff.. BLOG CANDY!!!!  I am a Teresa Collins FANATIC and thought I would share a couple of her products with 2 lucky commenters. (each person will get either the trim or stamp)  So, to be eligible please leave a comment on this post as well as a way to get ahold of you if you win. :) I would LOVE to have you as a new follower, but you don't HAVE to. :)  Ok.. I WANT you too REALLY bad   This is only open to US residents due to shipping chargers. I will do the drawing for this on April 19, 2011.

Thanks for hopping by and be prepared to be amazed by the talent of your next hop stop... MICHELLE !! Here is the line up if you get lost or confused.

Kimi & Pamela -

Friday, April 15, 2011

All Creatures Great And Small Blog Hop

Hello my Crafty Friends & Welcome to the All Creatures Great & Small
Blog Hop hosted by...Misty.

 Operation Write Home recently put out a call for kid friendly cards that
Our hero’s could send home to their children. That got Misty thinking..

What is friendlier than a happy critter? Misty has been wanting to host a blog hop and what a GREAT reason!! (Like we need one..Eh?) If you have been a follower of Misty's, you know she does love All Creatures Great & Small (& deadly) So she put out a call & here ya are. I am very honored that she asked me to join her. This is my first hop and her first hosting.. How cool is that!!!! 
OH! I heard through the zoo grapevine, there will be candy along the way,
So be sure to leave lots of love ♥

Better Together: Imagine Cart
SU: Whisper White
Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo
Memento: Tuxedo Black ink
My Pink Stamper: Simply Sweet Occasions
Joys Life: Lots of Puns
Wiggle Eyes
White raffia
 This is the new stamp set from Close To My Heart. It was designed  to help raise money for those in Japan who have been through such awful devastation. This set is called "HOPE". Please leave a comment on this post as well as a way to get ahold of you if you win. I'd also LOVE it if you were a follower.  I will do the drawing on April 19th.Open to US residents only due to postage rates.

So if you’re ready to start, lets see what creatures lurk in the wilds of Blogland! Just head straight down the zoo path & stop at each display!

Your next stop is  Darlene  She is one super talented, creative, inspirational lady! Don't forget to leave her love!

If you get lost along the way, or sidetracked, as I often do,
here is the line up of my fellow crafters:

1. Misty…   
2. KAndrews... 
3. Amy...
 You are HERE>>>> 4. Tanya…
Your NEXT stop>>> 5. Darlene…
6. Kathie…
7. Michelle D…
8. Sally…
9. Gill...
10. Jen…
11. Sher…
12. Rhonda…
13. Tara…
14. Vicki…
15. Jen …
16. Dawn…
17. Martha…
18. Becky…
19. Anita…
20. Kara…
21. CheriJ…
22. Carlene…
23. Misty…  <-2nd chance post

 Happy Hopping!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Hey everyone!! Welcome back to my lil bloggy space. Lately I've had ALOT of computer issues and have NOT been able to use my laptop!! :( Grrr.. So, here I am on the desk top we call the DINOSAUR. I was looking through some old photos and just thinking back to when they were taken. WOW!! It is totally AMAZING how fast our children grow up!! So, I thought I would share a few photos of my kiddos when they were LITTLE!!!
First up is my lil COLTON. He was born Nov. 17, 2007 and was a real chunky monkey!! His lil feet were so fat I could hardly find shoes to fit the lil booger!!!



Colton's FIRST birthday Party!!
WOW... I'm about in tears looking back at how fast time has gone by. You can scroll down to an older post and see him NOW.. pic taken at his FIRST T-Ball practice!!! 

Next, My BEAUTIFUL daughter Candace. I don't have as many photos of her on here as she is 14 and back then, digital photos wasn't an option. ;) I did scan a few I had near to show you.
Candace was born Jan.9, 1997


1-9-1998.. 1st Birthday
7-2000  FIRST hair cut
5-2002 (notice the LONG hair)


3-2009 ( wearing pink)
"Dear Edwina" School Musical

Well, that is about all the "old" photos I have of my kiddos on this "DINOSAUR" desk top. I hope you enjoyed watching my kiddos grow through the photos as well. When was the last time you dug through old photos and took a walk down memory lane??
Thanks again for stopping in and hope you come back SOON!! Remember>> The "All Creatures Great and Small" Blog Hop starts TOMORROW... FRIDAY!!!  Hope you will stop in.
See ya soon!!
Happy Crafting!!