Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Boy..

 Hello!! Welcome back!!!  
Today's card was a made a couple weeks ago and totally forgot to post it. So.. I have a cute lil card to show ya. I made it for one of Colton's lil friends who just turned 4. 
GF Stamp
MME: Complete Boy stack
Kinderstampo: Vintage Birthday
Helmar 450 & Zap Dots
Glossy Accents
Spellbinders Ovals
Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo
Prismacolor Pencils 

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see ya again. 



Sunday, August 28, 2011

Butterfly Award!!!

 Hi everyone! Welcome back!! A couple days ago I received the sweetest award from Celeste over at Touched By A Butterfly .  She gave me the Butterfly Award and I am so touched by her kindness!! 
So, to receive this award I have to pass it onto 10 other bloggers, contact them, and link the person I received it from. ( Go check out Celesta's blog.. she is AMAZING)  I am also supposed to answer a few questions about myself. so.. 

10  Q's about me : 

Q1) Name your favorite colour?
Q2) Name your favorite song?
Dirt Road Anthem (at the moment)

Q3) Name your favorite dessert?
Starbucks Hot coco ice cream (delish)
Q4) What wizzes you off at the moment?
People who start DRAMA

Q5) Your favorite pet?
Q6) Black or White?
Q7) Your biggest fear?
anything bad happening to family or friends

Q8) Best Feature?
My "enabling" ability ;)

Q9) Everyday attitude?

Q10) What is perfection?
My Family

Q11) Guilty Pleasure?
Sour Candy 

Q12) When you're upset you?

Now, onto my 10 bloggy pals.. : 
First and foremost.. back to Celeste

Thank you all for inspiring me and motivating me. 
Thanks for stopping by and come back soon.
Happy Crafting!! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The FIRST Paper Hoarders DT

  Hey ya'll!! Welcome !!  I have some EXCITING news for ya'll. 
A bit ago I started the PAPER HOARDERS group on Face Book. Well, I also had a bright idea to make a Design Team so everyone who has already been told NO.. can be told yes!!!  So, Here they are .. please help me CONGRATULATE : 

I also want to thank my good friend Jenny who has taken on the LO Design team. She is a GREAT person and awesome crafter. Congratulations to you ALL !! I am excited to start this venture with you all. 
Don't forget ... for those who were not on the teams this go round.. you will have a chance in January!! Thank you all for your hard work. 

Happy Crafting!! 



Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thankful thursday DT

 Hi ya'll and welcome back!!! Today is our Thankful Thursday DT post and I just LOVE this lil idea. For our challenge, we were to make a lil note to put in our kiddos lunches. My lil guy went back to pre-school on Monday :(  He was soo excited to get to go back. I put this little note in his back pack and and he just loved it!! He "talked" about it the whole way home from school!!
Imagine More Cards: background paper
Cricut: Stretch Your Imagination
40:31 Creations: Sentiment
PTI: Kraft C.S.
SCRAPS for the bus... yay!!!
White Signo pen
Helmar 450
Time Holtz Vintage Photo
The Twinery: Lemondrop

 Make sure you go visit Crazy About Cricut and see what FABULOUS prizes you can win and see the projects from the entire Design Team!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!! Please come again soon!! 
Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Paper Hoarders Altered Challenge Winner is....

Hey ya'll and welcome again!! Thanks for dropping by!! 
Most of you know about our Face Book group called Paper Hoarders. We have had such a good time chatting, creating and inspiring. The FIRST challenge I posted was an ALTERED PROJECT.. The rules were simple:
1.  NEW for the challenge
2. Had to be ROUND!!!!!

You won't believe the submissions!! Everyone voted yesterday and the winner is: 

 Isn't that too cool!! The lil jar has strips for journaling!! Be sure to go check out her blog. What did she win you ask?? Well, one of my FAVORITE things of course: 

 YEP!! Helmar 450!!!  Alot of you have asked where I get it.. well.. here it is for you all.

Kristina is a WONDERFUL person and fast shipper. Drop her a note and let her know I sent ya ;)  

Thanks again for stopping by!! Thank you to all the Paper Hoarders who entered the challenge. All of your projects were awesome and I can't wait until the next one!! 
Until next time...
Happy Crafting!!!!! 


Friday, August 12, 2011

Weekly commenter Winner

 Hello ya'll and welcome back!! Today is the WEEKLY COMMENT WINNER on our Face Book page Paper Hoarders. We have a GREAT group of ladies with AMAZING talent!!  I am so happy to have them.  A week ago I made an announcement about the DT and weekly commenter. Today is the day and the winner is JILL ANGEL!!!  Thank you Jill for being part of our group!! We really love having you.

To see Jill's Blog please go to  : Crafty Creations By Jill  Tell her I sent ya. .she will be thrilled!!!  

 Thanks again for stopping by... Until next time...
Happy Crafting!!! 


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Another Flower...

  Woo Hoo!! TWO posts in one day ;)   Welcome back AGAIN to some of you and to the others.. be sure to scroll down for the post I made earlier. It's a CUTE girl birthday card. 

Well, I'm LOVIN the McGill punches and made another flower with them yesterday. For now, I'm just making them basic... Not adding all the pretty bling on them until I can get them down pat. They are EASY to make and a GREAT thing to work on while watching TV. ;) 
Ok.. here it is :
 I didn't tuck the stamen in deep enough and prolly should have inked it a light pink or yellow... but hey.. I'm still learning. I hope you give these a try as well. You can scroll down to see how they have changed and this is only my THIRD one!!!  Go get ya punches and try it!!

 Thanks for dropping by and until next time....
Happy Crafting!!

Girl birthday card

 Hello ya'll.. WELCOME back!! 
Today I have a cute lil birthday card I made for my friend's lil girl. I just love how it turned out. I think she liked it too. :) 
Cute huh?? I just LOVE it!! So.. what did I use? 

The Greeting Farm : Birthday Anya
 My Favorite Things: Birthday Girl Sentiment
 Debbie Mumm: Girl Stack
SU: Pink Pirouette & Barely Banana
 Recollections: Pink Bling
PrismaColor Pencils
Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo
Martha Stewart : Lace Punch
HELMAR  Adhesive:   450 & Zap Dots 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope this card may inspire YOU!! 

Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My FIRST Flowers..

 Hello my dear scrappy friends and family!!  Welcome to my little scrappy place. 
Some of you saw know I've been playing around with McGill Punches.  I was hesitant to buy them at first thinking I wouldn't be able to make such pretty roses.. but.. I bought anyways and having an online coupon .. why not. So.. I played yesterday and well.. I have ALOT more practice to do, but I did better than I thought. So.. if you always wanted to make your own flowers.... GO FOR IT!!! If I can do it.. SO CAN YOU!!! 

This was my first try. Looks kinds THIN.. I Tattered Angels "sprayed" this. The leaves are paint. Ehh.. It's ok.. 

This is the second one!! I used SU paper and inked all the petals. I added a stamen. Looks a little more "real". 
So.. what do you think??  Go get ya some McGill punches and make some flowers!! This is GREAT to do while watching tv !!

Thanks again for stopping by!! Have a CRAFTY DAY!!! 


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Happy 75th Birthday

Hello everyone and welcome back!! 
Today I have a GORGEOUS card to show you that I made for my hubby's grandma. Yep.. she's turning 75 years old. WOW!! Can you imagine all the stories she has stored and memories cherished? Anyways.. my card was inspired by a couple techniques Jess(Kinderstampo) used in her frame. You can see hers HERE
I TOTALLY love this card and know she will as well. 
Graphic 45:  Curtain Call
PTI :Kraft 
Cricut: Fancy Frames
Recollections: Flowers
Ribbon: Walmart( on CLEARANCE) 
Tim Holtz: Vintage Photo 
Cuttle Bug: Victoria
Pearl Ex and Gum arabic
CTMH : Pearls
Vellum : computer generated sentiment
German Glass Glitter 
HELMAR : 450, Scrap Dots, Vellum Adhesive

So.. what do you think??  I am in LOVE with this card and hope she will be too!!  

I want to also share with you a GREAT online store that has the BEST owners ever.. Patti and Doreen!! Their store has the BEST vintage/shabby chic supplies EVER!!  So.. if you are looking for vintage.. Go check them out!! you WON'T be disappointed.. >>>>>Ooh lala VintageTreasures

Thank you for dropping by. Have a CRAFTY day!! 

Friday, August 5, 2011


 WELCOME back everyone!! Today is a FUN day with a GREAT announcement!! 
I started a Face Book group called Paper Hoarders!! ( wanted Paper HOEs but didn't want to offend anyone)
Today the special announcement was made and it is ... 


IF you are interested and HAVE facebook.. PLEASE go look me up and add me or ask a friend to add you!!! This call will be open until AUG 19th!!!  The term is 3 months with 2 projects a month!! We have 2 teams going... How cool right??  Team #1 is a little bit of EVERYTHING EXCEPT lay outs..  Team #2..  LAY OUTS !!!  

The DT will change EVERY 3 months to allow others to have a chance!! EVERYONE in the group is encouraged to play. :)  The more the merrier!!  The information in in the DOCS on the RIGHT side of the PAPER HOARDERS FACE BOOK GROUP .. Sorry, this is a CLOSED group. As in.. you have to be invited by a friend. :)  I am NOT interested in STRANGE people sending members friend requests. I hope you understand. 

Thank you for all the love and support you have given me over the past week. I know this group will be AWESOME!!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thankdful Thursday DT

Hello and welcome to another THANKFUL THURSDAY !!  
Our (DT) project this time was a bookmark!! This is soo appropriate as my kiddos started school YESTERDAY!!!  
Check out my bookmark. You can find the instructions HERE!!
SU Soft Suede & Wild Wasabi
Recollections: don't Bug Me Stamp set
Memento: Tuxedo Black
My Creative Time "You Had Me At Chocolate"  
Sharpie Markers
 SU: Mistletoe Ribbon 
HELMAR Acid Free Glue 

Thank you for stopping by!! BE SURE to go by CRAZY ABOUT CRICUT'S BLOG  to see how you can win THIS Post it note prize package below!! 

Thanks again for coming and HAPPY CRAFTING!!!