Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New blog!!!

     Hey ya'll.. What do you think of my NEW and WAYYYY  improved blog ??? A good friend did it for me. She even made me a BLINKIE, Personal Header, About me Icon, & a siggy tag!!! All I told her was I liked pink and butterflies!!! Didn't she do a good job??  She can make one for you too!!! Go check her blog out HERE  !! Leave a comment and she will get with you, for a very reasonable price/trade!

Thanks for stopping by... Please leave Misty some LOVE!!!  She did a GREAT job!!


Monday, May 30, 2011

Scrap 'n Easel

Hey ya'll!!!  

Did you know my friend Scrappy Zeni has an AWESOME giveaway on her blog?? Right now there are only 45 comments so.. Go on over and leave a comment for a chance to win the Scrap 'n Easel!!! She even has a video to show you how it works!!!  Don't forget to  leave a comment with your email in case you win!!!  Drawing will be TOMORROW!!!!

Thanks for dropping by. Don't forget to leave comments on my last few posts for a chance to win blog candy!! Drawings will be June 1, 2011. Be sure to be a follower and leave a comment with your email!!! 

Thanks again for stoppin by. Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend!!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

What's Your Summer Blog Hop Day 2

Hey everyone and welcome back to day 2 of our "What's Your Summer" Blog Hop!! Glad to have ya. Hope you remembered to become a follower and leave a comment on yesterday's post (today's too) for a chance at the blog candy. If You came from Tracy's Blog you are on the right track. If you just happened upon my blog and want to start at the beginning, please go to Ashley's Blog

Today's project is a lil note book. I really like how this turned out. 

Kraft C.S. : Michael's 
Cricut Imagine ( blue back ground paper)
Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo 
PKS: Wide Eyed Kids Assortment
The Paper Studio: Bling
CTMH: Sunset Ink
Ribbon: Walmart
all other papers are SCRAPS!!!! 

So, what do you think? I LOVE using my scraps for lil projects like this!! The little girl who this is going to will LOVE it!!! 
Don't forget about my blog candy!!  Be sure to leave a comment on YESTERDAY'S AND TODAY'S POST, become a follower ( if you want of course), and LEAVE YOUR EMAIL!!!  I will do the drawing for the blog candy JUNE 1 ...  

Now hop on over to Paula's Blog and see what wonderful project she has for you. 
Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

What's Your Summer Blog Hop

  Hey ya'll and welcome to the "What's Your Summer" Blog Hop. If you just so happened to "hop" to my blog and want to start from the beginning, please go to Ashley's Blog.  We will have a project for you today and tomorrow. :) So, please be sure to come back and check out the project for tomorrow. 
I'm sure you are all excited for the SUMMER!!! I'm ready for a break myself!! My first project is a lay out I made to put some photos on it after our vacation. 
DCWV : Stack 6
Recollections Animal Kingdom stack 
KI Memories: Classic Prints
Imagine More Cards
PKS: Princess Face Assortment
Chipboard stickers
Cricut Cart: Life Is A Beach 
Signo White Pen
Stardust Pen 
Prima Flowers 

Here is the lineup in case you get lost.

Well, what's a blog hop with no blog candy?  We GOTTA have candy!!!  Ok.. how about some Teresa Collins Blingage and Trims? 

All you have to do is become a follower and comment on today's project and tomorrow's. Be sure to leave  your EMAIL in case you win!! I gotta have a way to get ahold of ya. IF you win, you will have 1 week to respond to my email or I draw another name. Sorry, this is only open to US residents only. ( Drawing on JUNE 1)

 Now, onto the ever so talented Paula's Blog!!  

Happy Crafting!!! 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My "TYPE" Imagine More Cards

Hey ya'll!! Glad to have ya!! :)  
I have yet ANOTHER Imagine More cards card for ya. Can you tell I am LOVING this cart??  I am loving the ease of making a nice card in a short time. Are you getting the MOST from your Imagine?? 
( sorry the picture quality isn't too good) 
Cricut Imagine: Imagine More Cards
White Cardstock:  Walmart
The Twinery: Caribbean
Pop Dots

So, what do you think about this?? The colors are those within the the focal piece.I LOVE how you can change the colors and print the papers to match!! 
Thank you for stopping by. I LOVE reading your comments.
Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cricut Imagine: Better Together

Hey ya'll.. glad to see ya again. ;)

Today I have an easy Imagine card that you can't help but SMILE when you see it!!!  I am ready for LOTS of sun and I'm sure most of you are as well. This card is PERFECT for any lil person. I fell in LOVE with the sun as, the lil saying on it, is what I sing to my son EVERY night. Hope ya'll like it too!!

Cricut Imagine: Better Together
The Twinery: Pea Pod
Imaginisce: Bling
Paper Trey Ink: Signature Greetings ( sentiment)

So, what do you think?
Thank you again for stopping by my blog. I hope to see you again soon.

I entered into the Craftiest Mom contest and would LOVE your vote!! Please click HERE for more information. I'd be honored to have your vote!!
Happy crafting!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Craftiest Mom Contest

Hi ya'll and thank you for visiting again!!

I have entered into a "Craftiest Mom Contest" on facebook and would LOVE your vote!! My daughter is my legacy. I LOVE crafting with my kiddos and hopefully Provo Craft will continue to make AWESOME products for them to continue what I teach them. 

Click HERE  to vote for me!!

The Question was: Why are YOU The Craftiest Mom?
My Answer:
 I got my Expression over 2 years ago and have not bought a card since. I make all birthday, anniversary, Christmas, etc cards and my BEST tool is my Cricut. :) I now have the Cricut Cake mini and the Imagine!! I love the new features with and without my Gypsy. My goal is to teach my daughter everything I know and for her to grow up to be my crafting buddy. I have introduced my 3 year old to the Cuttle Bug and he LOVES it as well. I think it is WONDERFUL to have our kids enjoy crafting and passing on good to others. In the end, that is what it is about.

My daughter left a comment saying :

Mom has taught me alot about crafting. She is FINALLY teaching me how to use her Gypsy with the machines. I have made my school projects go from BLAH to FABULOUS!!! Thanks to the Cricut, I get all A's on my projects. Thanks to my mom, I am loving a hobby that I can do for the rest of my life. Thank you Provo Craft for making machines that help people spend more time with their kids. My mom and I are alot closer now.

Thank you all in advance. It means alot to us.

 Happy Crafting!!

Cricut Imagine More Cards : EASY card

Hey ya'll and glad you stopped back in. :)

If you are looking for the Hero Blog Hop... Click HERE!!!  There IS blog candy so be sure to leave a comment...

 Ok.. so I have another Imagine More Cards Cricut card to show you!! I LOVE my Imagine and have been playing with it more and more. I just LOVE how it helps make life easier and cards FASTER!!!  Check out this card!!!


Cricut Imagine More Cards Cartridge

Paper Trey Ink: Aqua Mist Card Stock
The Twinery: Caribbean

So, what do you think?? Easy peasy right?? Guess what... the pattern paper is all from the IMAGINE!!! Yep.. all Imagine!!!  Do you use your Imagine much?? I'd LOVE to see what YOU make with this cartridge!! Leave me a comment and I'll check YOU cards out. :)

Thanks for stopping in. don't forget to check out the Hero Blog hop for a chance to win 3 Stampin Up ink pads!!! 
Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hero Blog Hop

   Hello and Welcome to the HERO Blog Hop. This is a hop to support and bring awareness to the works of Operation Write Home. In addition to card makers making cards for service persons to send home to their families, OWH has what they call "Hero Mail". These cards can be any size, not just the usual A2 size cards. They also include a note to "ANY Hero". We call them HEROES because OWH covers all branches of the military. These are passed out to deployed heroes who may not get much mail, or just passed out to enjoy news from home. You can find more information  HERE .

You should have arrived here from Misty's Blog. She does great work doesn't she? If you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please start HERE!!!   We will have ALOT of wonderful cards and projects so you won't want to miss a stop!!!  Here is the line-up in case you get lost. :)

Here is my project for this hop. I actually dreamed about the dimension and when I started this card, it came out EXACTLY like it did in my dream!! ( that's a FIRST)  I hope you like it as well as I do.  

Card base:  5 1/2 X 10 1/2  card stock
 Score at  2 1/4, 4 1/2, 6 1/4, 8, 9 1/4
Accordian Fold the scores
I used the following to create my card:
Tim Holtz : Vintage Photo ink
Pink By Design: Music stamp
Paper: Creative Imaginations
SU: Whisper White Card Stock 
Corrugated Roller
Cricut Cart: George
Cuttlebug Folder: Stars
Helmar 450
Lollipop Stick

What's a blog hop without BLOG CANDY!!! I have 3 Stampin Up inks for one lucky poster. ( Almost Amethyst, Brilliant Blue, & Bermuda Bay) Please leave a comment and your email so if you win I can contact you. The winner will have 1 week from the time I contact him/her to reply. IF no reply, I will pick another winner. Due to postal charges, this is only open to US residents. ( Sorry.. )  I will pick the winner June 1, 2011.

Thanks for hopping by. Your next stop is the the AMAZING KRISTAL'S Blog . Thanks again for stopping in. Hope to see ya again. :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Another FAST Imagine card

 Hey ya'll.. Welcome back to my lil spot in the big world of blogging. I have another Imagine More Cards card to share with you. I just LOVE LOVE this one.

Cricut Imagine More Cards Cartridge
Pink By Design: Scripted Year
Black CS: Walmart
Ribbon: Walmart

Have I told you I am in LOVE with my Imagine?? The background paper and the lil "stamp" were both printed on the Imagine!!!  LOVE it!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Hi ya'll and welcome to another Thankful Thursday. This week we are making a non card gift item to honor someone. It could be anything EXCEPT a card. So, with Memorial Day coming soon, I thought I'd work on a bird house. My daughter and I were excited to get this project going. We haven't done a bird house yet, so this was a definite challenge.

Bird House from Walmart
White paint

Add Mod Podge then paper ( she is a PRO at this)

Add embellies( stickers) and Mod Podge them..

Mod Podge a piece for the bottom , glitter star for the top, and add flag..

Bird House: Walmart
Pattern Paper
Mod Podge
Helmar 450 glue
Star stickers ( put on cardboard)
Martha Stewart Glitter
Tooth pick flag ( bought for cupcakes last year)
We have an awesome Post It Note prize  pack this month so be sure to head over to Crazy About Cricut's blog and enter your project for a chance at this great prize.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cricut-Tastic Award

Hi ya'll and thanks for stopping by. I was roaming blogs and noticed my dear crafty pal  Annie had an award on her blog. I went to congratulate her and noticed she passed it onto me. (awwww) she is the sweetest!!

Here are the rules for the Cricut-tastic Award:

Your blog has been deemed Cricut-tastic. Wear this badge proudly on your blog and share it with your friends. Share this award with 10 people who you think have Cricut-tastic blogs. You also have to tell 5 cricut related things about yourself....

1. I bought my Expression 3 years ago and it stills "chirps" like it is new.
2. I purchased my Imagine a couple months ago, and am learning more about it. NO.. it will NEVER replace my Expression.
3. I started scrapbooking MANY years ago doing layouts.. now, I spend more time making cards. I LOVE spreading the "love" a handmade card brings.
4. My daughter is becoming a "Cricut-Aholic" as well. We love crafting together and sharing such a creative "hobby".

Now... onto my 10 people.. hmm.. (wish I could list like.. 50!! )

4. Eiyiyi 

You should go visit these blogs and you will see why I think they are Cricut-Tastic!! There is amazing inspiration to be found!! Thanks again Annie for this great award!!

Thank you all for stopping by and hope you have a GREAT CRAFTY DAY!!!

Imagine More Cards... Card

Hey ya'll and glad to "see" ya. I've been LOVING the Imagine More Cards Cricut Cartridge!! There is so much on there and looking at the back of the cart.... does NO JUSTICE!!!  So, I decided to play around and make a few cards using this cart. Hope you like it as well as I do.

This card took 20 minutes.. MAYBE!!! The longest part was picking the paper and adjusting the sizes on my Imagine. The rest.. EASY PEASY!!!

Cricut Imagine: Imagine More Cards
PTI :  Aqua Mist C.S.
PTI Ribbon: Fresh Snow and Spring Rain
The Twinery: Carribbean
Fiskars Punch
Pop Dots

The pattern paper is printed from the Imagine!!! Isn't it too cute!!!! I LOVE being able to print paper that matches and as much as I want. How AWESOME!!! Do you have an Imagine? What do you think about yours? What do you do most.. cut or print paper?  I seem to print more paper than cut. :) 

On a different note.. tomorrow is Thankful Thursday and I am TOTALLY excited to show you the project my daughter and I did!! So, be sure to stop on by.
Thanks for visiting and stay tuned for more IMAGINE MORE CARDS.. cards!!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Zutter Distress It All

Hey ya'll!! I got a new tool and have to share!!!

I got the Zutter Distress It All!!! YES!!! Really...

Ok.. so, I do like it. It is noisy and takes a lil getting use to, but VERY effective!! You can do a small stack of paper at the same time!! No more cramped hand!!  I distressed a few sheets of watercolor paper for my inspiration journal and took a pic comparing the edges of the distressed papers and non distressed. LOVE IT!!!!  Do you have one? What do you think??

Isn't this a cute lil tin??

Not the best pic, but you can see the top pages are distressed and the bottom isn't!! I did those on the top at the same time!!!  So.. what do YOU think???

I just wanted to share this. :)  I was "skeptical" at first, but am loving it now. I purchased this from Ebay. Ye, my favorite place to shop. hehe... Let me know if you get one and what do YOU think about it?

Edited to add.. This could be dangerous around little people if left plugged in. Although the slot is little, little fingers CAN fit in the slot where the blade is. Please be cautious around children.

Happy Crafting!!!



Graduation Bag and Matching Card

Hi ya'll and welcome back to my blog.
This past weekend my friend graduated from college and I decided to make her a card and a lil bag to match. I put some Bath & Body Works inside the bag. Who DOESN'T like B & BW!!

DCWV: Dots, Strpies & Plaids Stack
Michaels Black C.S.
SU: Real Red C.S.
Cricut Carts: Gypsy Font & A Child's Year
PTI : White Ribbon
Recollections: Pearl Stickers
EK Success Punch
Red Fabric
Helmar 450
White Gel pen

Hope you liked these as much as my friend did. They were SOOO Easy and went together fast.
Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Recipe Swap

Hi ya'll. .. so glad BLOGGER is back and we can get to posting again!!  Seems like 36 hours went by soo slow!!  So, what I have to show today is my recipe card I made for a SWAP. It was supposed to be a dessert and had to be 4X4. My first thought was NUTELLA!! I LOVE Nutella and also LOVE bananas!! So..  I dug out a recipe for Nutella Paninis!!! Yummm...  Here is my card.. 
Kraft Cardstock
Kinderstampo: Say It In Type stamps
White Embossing powder
Imagine: Imagine More cards
EK Success Punch
Cuttlebug : Swiss Dots
Scrap papers 
Cricut Cart : Create A Critter
Peachy Keen Stamps
Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo Ink 

Nutella Banana Paninis

Ingredients   (  Bobby Flay)
  • 3 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 12 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 1 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella)
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


Place the bananas in a bowl and mash until smooth.
Place the slices of bread on a flat surface and spread each slice with some of the hazelnut spread. Spread the mashed banana over 6 of the slices and combine the slices to make 6 sandwiches.
Heat the grill to medium-high.
Spread 1 side of each sandwich with some of the butter and place on the grill, buttered-side down. Grill until golden brown. Spread the remaining butter on the bread facing up, flip over and continue grilling until golden brown. Remove from the grill and sprinkle with the confectioners' sugar. Eat immediately.

I hope your family loves these as much as mine does!!!   


Friday, May 13, 2011

Anniversary Card for Kimi

Hi ya'll!! Glad to have you. 
Today I want to show you the card I sent my friend  Kimi and her hubby for their anniversary. ( well, not a REAL anniversary, but time is time)  She said she liked it ..what do YOU think??

PTI: Kraft Card Stock
DCWV: Linen Closet Stack
Cricut Cart: Gypsy Wandering
Glimmermist Marshmallow 
PTI: Vintage Cream Ribbon
Spellbinders: Dahlia
CTMH: Pearls
Helmar: Scrap Dots, 450 
Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo ink 
MS: Punch
Computer Generated Sentiment 

Happy Crafting!!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!!! 

Hi everyone!! I just wanted to pop in and wish all my friends and family a WONDERFUL MOTHER'S DAY!!  We are so blessed to have our children keep us grounded, teach us daily,  push ourselves, and LOVE us unconditionally!!  What better can we ask for? 
 My CUTIE Patootie.. COLTON  3 year old 

My GORGEOUS daughter Candace.. 14 yrs old.. She is on her way to be a CRAFTING QUEEN!!! 
I love my kids and am BLESSED to be their mommy!!! 

 Hope you all have a SUPER MOTHER'S DAY!! 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!
 I hope all of you have a WONDERFUL DAY!!! 

I will be spending half my day at the ball field with my lil man. Today is opening ceremonies for T-Ball and he has his first game!!  I hope to get a card made later, but I will be crafting with ya'll in spirit!! 

Happy crafting!!!


Friday, May 6, 2011


Hello ya'll and welcome back!!! Glad to have you here to help THANK OUR TROOPS!!! 
So, I started a Face Book event for EVERYONE to make a card and post on their blogs and Face Book THANKING our troops!!  I hope Face Book and Blogs get FLOODED with Thank YOU cards!!!  
Here is my card :
PTI : Kraft
Bobbin Ribbon: Michaels 
CTMH: Thank You stamp
"Dress It Up" button: Michaels
Specialty Paper: from my scraps :) 
Stamp craft: Silver Embossing Powder
HELMAR:  450 and Scrap Dots
Memento : Tuxedo Black Ink 

THANK YOU to EVERY service man and woman and your families. Your work does NOT go unnoticed!! God Bless you!!!  


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Hi... Everybody! Welcome back to my blog. Glad to have you. 
Welcome to Thankful Thursday!  The challenge this week was to make a Mother's Day project.  Here is the project that I made with my daughter:

 This is a bonnet we made that holds lil goodies inside. We had a GREAT time crafting together. How wonderful it is passing on a great hobby. Click HERE  to see the tutorial.

 We had to make a card to go with our Bonnet.

 Recipe for Bonnet and card:
SU: Barely Banana & Almost Amethyst C.S.
PTI: Hodge Podge pattern paper
CB Folder: Stylized Flowers
Stampendous : Flower Chat stamp
My Creative Time: Mom You Rock stamp
Helmar: 450, Scrap Dots, Zap Dots
Prima Flowers
My Favorite Things: Button, Brads
Westbrooke Brown(offray): Ribbon (Walmart)
Pwder Puff Ink: Pink Cheeks
Nestabilities: Classic Scallop Circle (Lg)
Gelly Powder: Santa's Candy Cane Scented ( powder)
Prisma Color Pencils
Gelly Roll Pen: Clear Star 
EK Success marker
Memento ink: Tuxedo Black
We have an awesome prize this month, it's a Post-it prize pack!!  Don't forget to head over to Crazy About Cricut   and enter your family project!

  Thank you all for popping in. I'd love for you to come back. 
Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mom Mini Album

Hello everyone and welcome back to my lil spot in the blogging world. :)  Glad you stopped in. 
Today's project is something I just HAD to try!! Ya'll know I'm a HELMAR girl and TOTALLY love their adhesives!!! Well, I have used the Crackle on almost every medium EXCEPT card stock!!  So, I HAD to do it. I planned on making this project part of my DT post, but.. changed my mind. hehe... Well, here it is... 

PTI: Kraft Card Stock
Tim Holtz Stylized Label Die
K & Co : "Best Of" Pattern Paper
Julianne Solid Mat
Spellbinders: Dahlia Nestabilities
HELMAR: Crackle Step 1&2 , 450, Scrap Dots
White Embossing Powder
Cuttle Bug Folder: Victoria 
Glimmermist: Marshmallow
CTMH:  Pearls, Ribbon round (Cocoa)
PTI: Scarlet Jewel ribbon
SU: 1/2" circle punch

So, what do you think?
If you may be interested in purchasing some HELMAR.. my friend Kristina sells them through her online store and accepts Paypal and most major credit cards. 
Thank you again for stoppin by. I hope you will give this a try. Please leave me a comment to check YOURS out when you try it. :) 
Happy Crafting!!!


Monday, May 2, 2011

BIN LADEN IS DEAD... Thank our TROOPS event

 If you haven't heard already, Osama Bin Laden is DEAD!!!
He is responsible for the THOUSANDS of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, Aunt, Uncles, grandparents, friends... who were killed on 9-11. This is a victory to US Troops and those who lost a loved one due to the terrorist Bin Laden. 
I have started a Face Book group and ask for EVERYONE to make a card to THANK OUR TROOPS!!!  I ask that we post them on our blogs and Face Book on Friday, May 6, 2011. This gives everyone a couple days to make one. 
I am soo PROUD to be an AMERICAN!! 

I can remember when I was a child and my dad went to Desert Shield/Storm. We ( 2 little sisters and 1 brother)  only had contact with my dad via snail mail. We watched as my mom cried every night .. not really understanding the seriousness of it all. As an adult, I understand my mother's tears. 
THANK YOU to EVERY service man and woman and their families!!!