Friday, September 23, 2011

Starting Early

5x7 Folded Card
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I have been so busy helping my parents. My father has been dealing with some health issues and I am the closest child. My life has changed. I now am driving him to dr after dr appointments. He will be having surgery soon. First please pray for my fathers surgeries and second pray for me to manage my time between my family and my parents and blogging of course. It will be about a year+ of loving service to my parents. My mom does not drive anymore so I will be transportation for them. Taxi anyone.
Thank you.

Monday, April 25, 2011


I made a little book of things I love and this is one of the pages. I LOVE SUNSETS.
So tell me WHAT DO YOU LOVE??

Friday, April 22, 2011


Hey, go over to My Pink Stamper She got an Expression 2 from Provocraft to give away!!!
When the IMAGINE came out, I was not as excited because of the cost of the ink, but The
EXPRESSION 2 has caught my eye. I have to wait until the price goes down. For now I will continue to show love to my expression:)


I made this card as I remember what my precious Jesus did for me. If you don't know, HE DID THIS FOR YOU also. Now you know, what you gonna do about it is all up to you now.
background stamp from I Brake For Stamps
Image is from online and I printed it on transperancy paper on my computer.
Happy Good Firday to you.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


This blogger is almost to 250 followers she's so close can you help her???
Go see mmdezigns and show her some love. She hit 250, now shooting for 350!!!!!


Don't we all have items/tool we don't even remember we have???   You know, Out of sight out of mind. WELL look at what I just found on up or down theyre beautiful-SHERRY. You need to go look and give her some love, for this idea. Why didn't I think of that. I'm not even going to show you a pic just go see her idea.
Thank You, Sherry.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

K Andrew's Link Up Love Party

I have follwed for awhile now. I've even won some yummy Crikit pens from her before. Love them the company is they work great with the cricut.

Anyway I am to share something about myself not to many people know. Well I have only told my husband and kids about my blog. I have not invited my friends yet, why?...... Not sure if I was going to like blogging, and I wanted to get followers because I inspired them, not because they were just great friends. You know what I mean?  WELL I LOVE BLOGGING I think I will tell them when I hit 100 followers. That seems like a good goal.

Go visit all the great blogs added the the link up .gettingcricky-love-link-up-party. It's going to take me weeks to go through the list, off I go, follow me to the LINK UP PARTY.


My computer was down for 4 days, and to my surprise when I got back on, my card was chosen for top pick atGAB Challenge Blog. If you click on the button on my blog"top pick for April" to the right you can see the card. Nice surprise, thank you ladies. :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I  just love when you get a color challenge and everything just falls into place. I made this for
GAB Stampin.#9. I used the sketch from The Beary Scrap#23. It all worked so well together. This card is for a dear friend, April is always a hard month for her, both of her grandparents dies in this month, they raised her. So I thought I would send her a card, to let her know I'm thinking of her during this tough month.
Cartridges: Mickey and Friends=purse, Gypsy Wanderings=shoe.
Paper: Cloud 9 Design= sparkle climbing flowers from the cinnamon stick collection -I cut out the three corner flowers from the paper and used them as embelishments.
I love how the purse got a single flower from the paper design. I can lie and say I planned it that way, but I won't. It just turned out to be on that spot when it cut it. Looks great either way.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


This card was sent to my son's teacher. His wife battled cancer for 2 years. I was sending the family a card a month while they were on this journey. I sent this one to let him know He still is being prayed for by our family. She is now with Jesus. I'm not sure it turned out as manly as I wanted it, but I had fun making it and alot of prayer went with it, which is the most important part of it.

My favorite technique is powder embossing.
 I entered this into the challenges at GAB Stampin #8. and Papercraft Star #39 for those of you that our new, My goal for 2011 was to enter into a few challenges only, so I picked some of my favorites and posted them on the sidebar. This helped me stay focussed and enjoy blogging. I was getting overwhelmed with so many choices.
The  background stamp-I found this at michaels in the clearence area. It was a set of rubber impressions for soap making. I thought this would make a great background stamp. the stamp is actually the size of the square on the front and stamped it 4 times to make the back ground. I added adheasive foam to the back and viola I made a stamp out of it, for .99 I got 4 different stamps.

The Sentiment- Is from Embossing Art, which I bought through I Brake For Stamps I used MS black embossing on it. I think she has the finest embossing powder, the letters came out very clear.
Ink- Tim Holts Distressed Ink- fired brick
Embossing powder was- U-T melting art- interference blue- I love the color affect it gave the front square.
Distressed edges- Zutters Distrezz-it-all, love this tool.  You can even use cardboard in it. Donna Salazar invention Check it out- Donna Salazar I love her products and her design look.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Love this idea at Made By Momo. Get connected to other blogs. As you follow theirs, they will follow yours. Thank you MOMO for this idea.


I had to keep cutting the glasses out because they were so thin. I was getting frustrated and ready to give up, then I decided to add cardboard to the back and it all workd out fine. what do you think.
I used Stretch Your Imagination and Calligraphy Collection, look closely at the inside of the glasses I added bubblies with little beads.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011



Friday, March 18, 2011


Wow, it's been awhile since I made a layout. This was my first love, untill I found card making to be more relaxing for me. My Bday is in Dec., but made this great spring layout yo match the paper I wanted to use. I think It's time to start catching up(if I cold even use that word)haha on my scrapbooking. I made this forThe Beary Scrap Challenge #22

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Entering this into a challenge atGAB Stampin and also for Paper Playtime Challenge # 41 I'm trying to use my copics more often. I still need help on coloring, I need to practice more, and will be taking a class the the Expo when it comes to town. I colored it  more after I saw this pic, but i'm in to much pain to retake picture. My camera battery is dying anyway.
I did not have fun making this card. I had a root canal on Tues. and am in more pain then before. I have a bad infection that is taking time to heal. I thought making a card would take my mind off of the pain, but to no avail. Going to take more meds and watch TV.
Cartridge= Stretch Your Imagination.
Stamp= Clear Dollar Stamps- nutty Christian set
FACE=Peachy Keen Stamps #490 everday faces, White Gelly roll pen for eye and freckles
Cuttlebug= polka dot folder- I added Copper Clolorbox the the folder before embossing the paper.

Monday, March 14, 2011


I went to a sweet 16 Mardi-Gra birthday bash. I love how the wrapping turned out. I made them each a scrapbook full of Mardi-Gra colors. I'm sure they will have fun filling in the pages with all the great pics.
I'm entering this into Paper Playtime challenge #41 pick 1 0f 3. I chose Green and Purple.
Cartridge-Wild Card pg.33 argyle
Frindge- MS scissors with gold Glimmer Mist
feathers and leaves- Micheals
masks- copied from the internet and printed on photo paper


I would love to attend this event, Look at all the fab. teachers.Check it out go visit Art-full

Friday, March 11, 2011


I am home alone, all the boys are busy tonight(love it when this happens), so I get to play along with
My Pink Stamper Blog Hop for March. We need to make a new creation that has to do with Spring. I think this turned out very cute. It is a basket holding egg candles, I need to wrap it with clear wrap and give it as a little give. Probably to my son's math tutor. She helps my son understand math. Love her.
Fiskar- Border Punch
Cartridges- Gypsy wanderings=spring and Sweet Treats=basket
Lace- from my stash.


I feel spring in the air. The challenge atPapercraft Star was a color challenge. Choose any of the following colors. I loved making this one, the colors are so refreshing. 
When was the last time you used mesh on a project?....I know it's been a long time for me. found it in my stash of papers.
MS= 3in1 butterfly bunch and stamp set
Fiskar scallop oval punch & small oval
Now whom so I send this to???? not sure. I will store it away for now.

This is not related, but here is another sign spring is coming around the corner.
                            Horton our tortoise came out of hybernation!!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I was on the top 3 this last challenge!!! atGAB Stampin 
WOo HOo!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


A sweet surprise, is what my hubby will find in his suitcase. He has an overnight stay for work. He loves  Hersheys Chocolate. I'm sure he will enjoy it. I need to go buy the choloclate now.
I am entering this into GAB stampin Challenge #5

Thursday, March 3, 2011


I made this card in mind for a friend of my 17yr old son. She influences him in a positive way. I don't think my son even realizes it. I found this Quote from Scott Adam(cartoonist). Here it is:

“You don't have to be a "person of influence" to be influential.
In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware
of the things they've taught me.”Scott Adam(cartoonist)

 my card for two challenges.
1. Papercraft Star-challenge#35-Inspiration from a song,movie, or book. I chose a song by
 Francesca Battistelli called Beautiful Beautiful, great song
2. The Beary Scrap-challenge#21- They had a sketch to follow. It's also their 1 year anniversary.
look for the button on my sidebar.
Now for the card

Flowers: Prima and Micheals= White I colored them with my copics V15 Rv21 BV08 G21 G28 YG00
Ladie bug is a button, I cut off the back.
Dew Drops: made them with Glossy Accents on my non stick mat then glues themwith more accents.
MS Border Punch- Lace added some glitter.
Carts: Home Decor-beautiful,Calligraphy- something so, Paisley- music notes.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hello! Hello!

Hey it's been awhile. The time flew by. I was real busy at work and could not find the time to post, but I'm back and ready to enter some challenges. Yeh!!!!
First of all I just L-O-V-E this stamp, just ordered it from I Brake For Stamps. They bought out Auntie Amy stamps and have quite a variety of stamps, great quality also. I just saw they have a girl version of this stamp, that's my next purchase.
well I will be entering this into three challenges. I'm trying to stick to only 3-4 challenges. I know there is sooooo many great challenges, but I am sticking to the ones I have on my side bar for now, so this card is made for the following challenges:
Papercraft Star-challenge#34--Used the sketch
GABstampin-challenge#-4-- Use wet/dry embossing
The Beary Scrap-challenge#20--Use anything winter blues or blue. I chose blue.
Copics- I used sooooo many colors and I didn't write down the #'s. I need to get better at that.
Ribbon- from Micheals 1.00 bin
Embossing folder-Cuttlebug folder-Tiny Bubbles
Sakura-Permapaque, fine point,pigment marker. This is the only pen I had that actually showed up on        
             blue paper. Great pens. bought a set with a 50%off at Micheals. I tried Copic,Bic(Mark It)
             those did not work.
Color Blok- true yellow- I used this over the embossing.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I made this for a young boy from our after school club, that broke his leg skiing. I love how Peachy Keen Stamps make your people come alive.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Some Candy

 Visit baby jaydens mommy for a chance to win.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Forever In My Heart

My niece was over for the weekend and I showed her my blog. She was soooo excited, she wanted to make a card for her mom for valentines day. So we created this card using the sketch for Papercraft Star Challenge#32. I think I recruited a future blogger. She said she's coming over next weekend to make a new card for the next challenge.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I had so much fun making this card, I pulled out allot of supplies I had not used in awhile. It all started with
Getting Cricky to create something inspired. by Tim Holtz. I chose to use a stencil and  his Alcohol Inks.
The sketch was inspired by the challenge at The Beary Scrap Design Challenge#19. I love their challenges.
The gold hearts were cut with my Cricut-Sweet Treats. I used Versa Mark and UT(Ultra Thick) embossing enamel. I watched a video on Cricutology on how to do this. very cool results. The middle heart is the over flow of the UT I thought that would be cool to use. Paper Playtime #37 was to use cupid or hearts. Then finally the colors were from the icopic challenge#16, the sad part is I put away my pens before writing down the numbers. I traced the circles on the dragon fly then used some gelly roll pen outlining it. whew... I don't know how I combined so many challenges this time, but some how it all worked out.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Crazy for you Hot Peppers

My sister-in-law loves hot peppers, and I had some to give her. I decided to make a little party favor for her. She loved it. I'm entering this into the GAB Challenge #1. Go check out the new blog. It started today.
Cartridge=SweetTreats- cupcake #3 pg.26, party favor cut at 2 1/2"
Heart=The heart was from pg25. the face is a Peachy Keen Stamps-Dolly Dumplins pk-560
I wrapped it with a packaging from a stamp set that I bought. I love recycle when possible.
Sentiment= Me and My Big Ideas-8x8 Ellen Love set. I should of made one that said"Your HOT" get it hot peppers, yah, oh well she still liked it.

Friday, February 4, 2011

GAB 1st Challenge!!!!!- Color Challenge

 Go check out this new challenge blog click here. Join in on the color challenge. You have until  Feb 10th.
Have fun see you over there.

With Simpathy-

I realized I needed to make more simpathy cards to have on hand. I used a sketch from the challenge at
papercraftstar challenge-31. I love how this turned out. I took a picture of the flower as I was making it.
Flower= Martha Stewart stamp set(butterfly aslo from this set). I wrote down every color of copic I used, and of course, I can't find it. I sprayed it with Tattered Angles-lime twist-glimmer mist.
the rest of the card is a rub-on set I had in my stash and fit the sketch perfectly. It came with the corner flourishes and all the rhinestones , I'm glad i fanally used it.
Sentiment- came from a set from All Night Media- calligraphy stamp set.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I like how cute this card turned out. I made a man card for cricut cardz challenge #60 and also added XOXO card  for peachy keen stamps challenge lets-face-it-friday, then I incorporated a trifold(my first one) for the cuttlebug spot tri-fold-cards-valentine challenge.  creative time for me Throwback-Thursday also asked to use a paper doll cart. I use to try to create one card per challenge, but got overwhelmed with trying to hit deadlines. now I'm getting use to combining 2-3 challenges and am finding it more enjoyable. Here is a pic of the card open. I places the trifold on the front of a regular folded card so I can add a note on the inside for my husband. what do you guy think?

Cartridges=xoxo-Sentimentals, football stuff-Everyday Paper Dolls
Faces= Peach Keen Stamp-Everyday Character Assortment#pk-490
White stiching and Eyes=Sakura Gelly Roll White #50( this is the best pen I have found for the eyes)
XOXO= colored the X's with Copic #R59 cardinal. I also ran them through my Xyon create a sticker. I also used my cuttlebug folder on the background of the XOXO's. also distressed the edges with Disstrezz-it-all
I Heart You= from my stash of stuff. I glued it to a metal tab for stability and attached it to the first layer only of the card so he can pull it open.
Sentiment= made on my computer, cut it out with Fiskar scallop circle punch.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I get excited when I see Copics for blog candy here are 2 sites.
bmd-creations they are on my side bar for the month of February-look for BLOG CANDY under followers.
and also at michellesscraps- I love her store I order my copics from her. She has a good variety and delivers in a reasonable time.

I got a bargain too!!!!!

Wow look at this sight I just bought 5 Cartridges for $34.00 dollars and that is with shipping!!!!! got the tip from cricutology. great deals. Yes that's right. $$$$$ great prices on some carts.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Glimpse of Heaven

I was playing around with "from my kitchen" last night and made this cute simple card. I'm also entering it into two challenges. @ mypinkstamper-something yummy and aslo @ cricutcardzchallenge #59-valentine card for a child.
Cartridge=from my kitchen
Paper and sentiment sticker=me & my big ideas-ellen love 8x8 set

Friday, January 28, 2011

Giveaway @ cricutology

cricutology 100-followers-giveaway. she is giving away this Texture boutique. I did not know that this machine is just for texturing not cutting. Janice used a 50% off at micheals and paid $15. what a great find.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kiss ME Birds- Getting Cricky, PaperCraftStar and more.

The challenge #30 at papercraftstar was to scraplift from the design team I chose Jen Cuthbertson-showers-of-blessings. her is her card:
I loved the umbrella and the rain drops. I remembered that I had a fiskar embossing plate with rain drops and the rest goes as follows.
I had some other challenges to submit to, so I incorportated them into one card.
I also made this for Getting-Cricky use a bird.
Sweethearts cartidge- birds-copics
umbrella- Cri-Kits-glitter pens. This is the first time i've used them. I need practice on the alignment.
Fiskar- embossing plate-raindrops.
Tim Holz- broken china distress ink
Tat. Angels-pearl mist

Monday, January 24, 2011


I've been doing pretty good with my goal of entering challenges. I made this for several blogs. Happy Birthday Robyn from and then I really enjoy this other challenge they make it fun and eady. We needed to make anything b-day party related #35-anything-party-related. So I got a few challenges for one topic. yeh! cardztv-cupcake-challenge. Love her videos.
MS= framed card- the colors worked well with the color of the card. it opens up to a standing frame.
Cartridge= cupcake4 pg-27 That was a little bit difficult to figure out. The main button said N/A when I tried to cut it. Also the scalloped didn't match the size. I had to piece it together to work. I think I did OK. Any tips on this if you have the Cartridge???
Happy Birthday Pg-56- I used a glitter gelly roll pen(green star) to outline Happy
Paper=Me amd My BIG Ideas Ellen Love 8x8 pack.- Loving this paper for valentines and b-day.
The round epoxy sticker was in the pack also I just highlighted the heart to see it better. the "you" was already on it.

Friday, January 21, 2011

New Bling for Nestibilities!!!

 I want some of these new bling check it out at want2scrap.

Girlfriend Doll

The color challenge at papercraftstar-challenge-29 was difficult for me. I would not of used these colors  together if not for this challenge.
Cartridge=Paisley- I'm just loving this cart. Doll #3 pg 68. I tried to flock her cape with brown flowers and it just looks dirty, I need to try a different glue next time. Her hair is Glossy accents with black & brown flock.
Face=peachykeenstamps-dolly dumplings
CuttleBug folder=Distressed Stripes
Tim HoltzDistressed Ink-broken china & peeled paint

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Brrrrific Friend

I am in sunny SoCal and find it really weird making a snowman card when I look outside my window and see SUN, but I wanted to enter a challenge today at cricutcardzchallenge #58 and it called for a snowman. Plus I have a friend that loves snowman and I had her in mind making this card.
Cartridges-Paisley-snowman is doll from pg68
                 Christmas cheer-binnie from penguin pg115
Snow-Diamond Dust- love this stuff, still looking for a good glue for this, any suggestions?
Face- peachykeenstamps- simple simon
Paper-?- I am bad at keeping the names of the paper I buy.
Sentiment- made on my computer cut with fiskar scallop.
Snowflakes-MS border punch- I was sharpening the punch by cutting it with foil and liked the foil snowflake.
Blue Paper edge- Zutter-Distrezz it All

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Love Heart Flower

I made this for two challenges,mypinkstamper and thebearyscrapdesignteamchallenge#18 I used some things I had not used in a long time like flock on the scalloped flower. I also added Glossy Accents on the heart and the LOVE.
Cartridges= Paisley, Accent Essentials
paper= Me and my big ideas-Ellen love 8x8 kit.
I used, for the first time. the centerpoint button on my cricut. the heart was on the paper and I wanted it in the center of a circle. I think it worked pretty good. I will be using this feature more often.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thanks for making my day. MM#172

I made this in less than an hour for mojomonday. I had some free time and looked around for a challenge and I had less than an hour to enter it, whew, just made it. I am hitting my goal of entering more challenges for this year.  I used the following:
on the heart-Glimmer Mist starfish(Tattered Angels)
circle embelishments-SEI
stamp sentiment and scalop punch-Fiskars
and my favorite that I have not used in awhile,
Look at the sparkle on the inner circle It's:
Luminarte- twinkling h20-Garnet(water color with sparkle)

Blog Candy Time

Cartridge giveaway at disneydreamerdesigns. She has a valentine cart. to give away. Go check it out.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Thanxs Latte

Made this card for icopic-color-challenge-#11The colors to use were brown,red,creme.Here is what I came up with.  It matched thebearyscrapdesignteam-challenge-#17 also. I used the following.
Stamp=fiskar latte love
copics=r20 r21 r29 r32-heart
e35 e37 e57 e51 0-coffee cup
distress ink fired brick-nesti label 3
fiskar scallop circle punch.
liquid pearls=white opal- whip creme
ribbon from my stash

I won!

I was a winner on cardmonkey's blog hop. yeh!!!!
Thank you, Ellen for such great giveaways.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

I was introduced to this website about 2 months ago and I always go back to it. If you are looking for something in a Cricut Cart. you will have a list of which cart has it. L>O>V>E it!!!


My goal is to enter challenges more frequently.
I realized I work faster and get more accomplished if I am challenged. I entered alot of challenges in Oct. and that is the time I posted the most since I started this blog. Let's see how I do this year. To start below is a new challenge blog starting soon. It's a great way to get started soooooo here I go on an adventure. Can't wait to see how I did by the end of 2011.

GAB Challenges: BLOG CANDY!: "Hey Everyone! I hope you're all doing well! Can you believe 2011 is just two days away?!? I am working hard to get everything up and running..."