Tuesday, March 20, 2012


   Hello to everyone and a good Tuesday evening to ya! Boy oh boy have I had a week lol. In addition to mom's chemo and shots they have added some therapy so I have been pretty busy , then I figured for the weekend I would have a little time to myself.
   Well..... I did. Got to go to the craft store yeah! Then out to eat BOOOOOOO!! I ended up with food poisoning. Not fun at all!!   Let me just say OH MY GOODNESS. It was the most horrible thing... but, on the bright side I did end up getting some goodies before I got sick hehe.  So be looking for some things with my new little goodies. (I just LOVE the craft store lol).
    Okay, I will let you get back to your surfing around now lol. Thanks for stopping by and listening :D

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Explosion Birthday Box

 Good morning!! I wanted to share a project that I made with you today. My niece had her birthday party yesterday, and I was going to get her an I Tunes card, (we all know teens...they like either money or gift cards hehe) but, I wanted to make her something to go along with it.

She loves to draw so I decided to get her a sketch pad and alter it,(forgot to take a pic of it)  then I decided to make her  and explosion box, instead of a card. Yes , I was in a crafty mood that day! hehe. I haven't been able to craft much do to all the running to the doctors, specialists, hospitals, nursing home and therapists!! So I really needed a minute to myself :)

Anyway, I had seen explosion boxes all over the place and I saw a box that Cindy had made here . It was a "wedding cake in a box" but it fit the bill of what I wanted to accomplish :D Cindy is really awesome at what she does. When you get a minute go check out her blog!! You won't be disappointed.  I got the measurements for the explosion box here on YouTube.
Her favorite colors are blue and purple, so I made it entirely out of papers with blue and purple in them:)
I used my MS punches for all the decorative edges on it.

(Sorry this pic is a little fuzzy)...the metal tag is one I got years ago and had in my stash. I also used ribbon for embelishments , gems. and some flowers.

I am also gonna enter this into a few challenges :)

1. Allsorts Challeng: 3 in a row (I used gems and brads for my  row)
2.Love to Create : All About the Ladies ( I used girly colors and ebellies for this project)
3. Queen of my craftroom: Spring Altered project ( I used spring colors and flowers)
4.Chatter Scene: Just Elements
5. A Muse Studio Challenge: Use flowers
This is Chatter Scene's first challenge so stop by and enter and also all the other challenges..they are lots of fun and who know's maybe the "luck of the Irish" will be with  you heeh, and you will win something :D
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"Little Baby"

     Hello and good evening  to everyone! I"m so glad you dropped by:)  I have another one of my black and yellow layouts for you today. This was part of the baby book that I made for a friend of mine that wanted a caterpillar theme ( the equipment...not the bug lol) .

I got the "little baby" from Nursery Rhymes  and I left the circle for journaling. It fits a 4x 6 photo and( 4)  4x4 photos. I used my black marker to add some dots to the title.   Thanks so much for stopping by and looking at my 2 page layout.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sweet Stamping Treats " St Patricks Day" GDT Spot

          Hello everyone hope you are having a wonderful day. I am so honored to be a GD here on the Sweet Stamping Treats blog. They have some awesome digis and great challenges :) The theme for their current challenge is "Go Green".

     Can you believe it is March already!! St Patricks day is coming up so I thought I would make this card. Sweet Stamping Treats has this oh so cute digi available here on their site for free! Yes I said free hehe. Isn't it just the cutest :)  So hurry on up and get it before it's gone :D

This is a simple A2 card and was fairly easy to put together.
I cut the paper strips at 1 3/4 and the circles were cut with my Fiskar circle cutter at 2 3/4 and 3 inches. The ribbon is from hobby lobby and I used TH distress inks crushed olive and forest moss on all the edges.
I am entering this card into a few challenges:
                           1.Sweet Stamping Treats- Go Green
                           2. Whimsical Wednesdays- Incorporate the color Green
                           3. My Creative time- Cricut-less Challenge
                           4.Crafter's Cafe- Ribbon or Lace
Thanks  so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Think Pink!

Hi to all my wonderful bloggie friends. Hopefully you are having a great day.

This is one of the cards I made to send to Chriss over at Scrappin with Chriss and Lou. She is collecting cards to sell at her Relay for Life booth and has an awesome prize for one lucky person that sends her one!! You can check out my post about it here or just go here for her post.

This is the envelope, I made to match it. I also stamped the inside of the card the same way.

  The butterfly stamps are from  studio G and MS,  the ribbon is from hobby lobby. I used a sizzix folder I got with my Sizzix texture boutique embossing machine. The sentiment stamp is a K Andrew stamp from Gettin Cricky. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fly a kite!

    Hello spring is coming and what better way to think of spring than flying a kite!  I made this LO for a  baby book for a friend of mine. They wanted a black and yellow theme with  trucks. So this is what I came up with.
The sketch I got from Creative Scrapbooking Divas,  I used the March sketch for my inspiration.
Hop on over and check them out and leave the diva's some love. They always have alot going on :)

The cutie face on the sun is PK -490 everyday character face assortment. Have I mentioned how much I  LOVE  Peachy Keen stamps hehe. They are really awesome and I would reccomend them to anyone!!
The twine is from  Scrappy Mom's ...twine is another one of my go to items on everything lol.
I wanna say the truck is from the paper dolls cartridge...but I am not absolutely sure. (I'm at the hospital right now and can't run and look. :( 

I am entering this into a few challenges:
1.Made Especially for you- Faux stitching-
2.Simon Says- Anything Goes
3.Party time Tuesdays- Anything Goes
4.Creative  inspirations- Anything Goes
5.D Lart -Anything Goes
6.Craft your Passion- Paper piecing

Okay, that's it hehe. Everyone have an awesome day!


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Help out a GREAT cause!

     Hello everybody. Hope your day is going well :)
I was hopping along trying to visit everyone's blog and leave them some comment love hehe. When I came across Chriss' blog and her give-a way. Not only is this a great give-away...but for an awesome awesome cause!!
         She has joined the relay for life team where she lives. Now, I know all about relay for life because I was asked to be the leader for a team at work last year. It is the first year I had ever participated in relay, (besided doing a little bit when the girls were in girl scouts). I signed up again this year and didn't realize how close to home this would be for me. As I mentioned previously, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in January. She has had her surgery and started her chemo 2 days ago.
        So anyone trying to help those who are battleing this awful disease has my vote and support!!!
  Now she is giving away an awesome prize...
An adavced tape glider with holder!! And she is leaving it unfinished so you can paint it to match your craftroom and your personal style...isn't that AWESOME!!
    All you have to do is make a card with an envelope and send it to her, follow her blog and get the word out, and you will be entered into the drawing for this tape gun and holder. Now who doesn't make cards?? And who wouldn't like to own this tape gun???  I love mine, as a matter of fact I bought an extra one just so I could have acid free on one for my scrapbooks and regular tape for my cards projects, ect.

   Your card can be with any theme as long as it has an envelope to go with it. She will be selling them at her booth to raise money for cancer patients and reserch. So what are you waiting for get one of those cards you already have laying around that you made for a challenge ( you know you have some hehe) or just whip up a couple extra and send them. Make a cancer survivors day!!  So hop on over to her blog :D
  Thanks so much for stopping by and going throught this rather long post! But, I am very passionant about this organization and the fight to end this!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Vote and help them out!!

Hello everyone, I am trying to help spread the word, to help out this High School. They have been through a rough time and if we can give them something...by doing something as small as clicking your mouse to vote... then I say what are you waiting for?
This is an exerpt from Jessica's blog, click here if you would like to  read more.
And to let her know you voted, so you can try and win her awesome candy:)
Violence is exploding in our society

and our children and grandchildren

are faced

with feelings of insecurities and senses of danger

just while walking the hallways to

their classrooms each day.

Many of us remember Columbine and Virginia Tech.

Now, another school has faced the horrible

monstrosity of unexplainable violence
. . .
Chardon High School.

In this time of grief, despair, and uncertainties,

the students of Chardon High School

could use some help creating
High School Memories

they can and will share with
generations to come.

Please take a moment, to do a little to make an

everlasting impact on their young lives.

a locally sponsored



If you vote, I will

put your name in to win

a fabulous stamp from


for every 10 votes that Chardon HS obtains
via this blog post,

I will add another prize to the stash
to give to another winner!

1-10 votes = One winner

11-20 votes = Two winners

21-30 votes = Three winners

(I will add the prize pics every time we hit 10 more votes)

1 prize for every 10 votes


Voting Ends on March 12th
(each person can vote once per day up until the end of the contest)


1. GO VOTE, one entry
(this is mandatory to be placed in the drawing)

2. Stop back HERE at her post and say you voted

3. BE a follower of her blog, one entry

4. Stop back HERE at her post and leave a separate comment stating
you are already a follower or have just became one

5. Spread the word, 2 extra entries
(you can even copy and paste her entire post if you want)

6. Stop back HERE at her post and leave a comment
with the link to your blog post

Keep Crafting


(I'sn't she just awesome to try and help out this school, that has been through so much.0
So what are you waiting on go on over and vote and be entered to win Jessica's awesome candy.