Monday, April 25, 2011

And the winner is.....

JoyDee1963!!! As soon as I hear from her I will be sending her:

Studio G Alphabet stamp set

Rain Dots

Basicgrey metal art

K&Company velvet flowers.

Thank you all for showing me some love this past weekend. I had a blast participating in this bloghop!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Toadally Frogs Blog Hop

Welcome to the Toadally Frogs Blog hop! We have some Toadally amazing crafters hoppin' along...and we hope to give the Easter Bunny a leap for his money! You should have come from Bonnie's amazing blog. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start from the beginning leap back over to Karelj's blog at

SOooooo on to my project! I went back and forth as to what to create for this hop and then put it on the back burner. I checked out a few scrap booking books from the library and lo and behold I saw my project!!! This was adapted from a book on different boarders.

I used SU paper for all the patterned paper and the card stock is Bassils. I also used vellum. I cut my title with my gypsy and yet again I have noooooo idea which font I used. I do believe I cut it at half an inch though. The frog is from Boys Will Be Boys. The lily pad and grass is from Create A Critter. I did add a little green Stickles to the lily pad and grass to make it pop! The "prince" is from Everyday Paper Dolls.

I cut the blue card stock out and then layered the grass and doll on the card stock. I then adhered the vellum on the cs using the cute flower brads. On top of the vellum I put the title, grass, lily pad and frog on the vellum so it looks like the frog is looking at his reflection in the pond.

These pictures were taken of me and hubby on our very first trip together. On that trip to Vegas he did ask my dad if he could marry me. Isn't that sweet??? Boy did I look so much cuter, thinner, and younger back than. Oh well. He still loves me so he's still my prince (most of the time.)

I will be offering some blog candy (to be posted before the end of the weekend). All I ask is that you leave a comment and a way to contact you. I would love for you to become a follower but its not a requirement! I will pick a winner Monday evening using

Now leap on over to Jamie's blog and see what she has made!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Recipe Swap

I succumbed to doing a recipe swap on the MB again. It had been a long time and what can I say? I can't resist a good recipe swap!

My first recipe is for Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies. I used From My Kitchen for the jar and the cookies. I cut the jar at 2.5 inches (got rid of the cherry that was on it thanks to my gypsy). I cut the cookies at 1.5 inches (I believe). I used stickles on the cookie jar and also on the cookies.

For my second recipe I did Sunshine S'mores Cupcakes. I cut 3 cupcakes from Sweet Treats. I think they are at 2 inches.

Hope you guys like them.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Stick Pins

I could definitely get obsessed with these little things. I am lucky that my mom makes jewelry so I have inherited her "extras". These are fun and pretty easy to make. Just take corsage pins, bead your design on them, when you get to the last bead put some glossy accents on the pin and roll your pin around it. Let them dry. Easy Peasy.

Happy Birthday Cards

I won blog candy a few weeks ago for an awesome card making book. There was an example of a card to look like an Oreo cookie. In the directions it had you using punches and stamps. I took the directions and used my good ol' cricut to make the shapes instead. I also used Beyond Birthdays for the sediment. I used my swiss dots embossing folder for the circle in the center of the scallop. I believe the scallop circle and the regular circle were from Mini Monograms.

My friend Jen seems to like them and they were fun to make.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

9 Month Layout

All the paper I used for this LO is from Close to My Heart. I have never used any of their stuff before but I got it at a scrap booking garage sale. I LOOOOOVVVVVVEEEE it! Both the card stock and patterned papers are awesome! Great! Just what I need another addiction! OK back to the LO: I used my paper ripper ruler to do the boarders. Used Stone Script for the title. The "So Cute" is from Create A Critter. I stapled the ribbon on the mat of the one page and put three flower brads on the other mat along with the cut! Of course there is stickles on the 9 months, the cute and the brads. I think like the caption says it turned out TOO CUTE!!!

6 Month Layout

For this sweet layout it started as a whim. I had no idea what I was going to do with the pictures. I just laid them down in the way they are on the big circle and had an "aha" thought. I cut the big circle and also the little ones all from George. I then stickled around the whole circle. I took pearls and put them on the two sides of the big circle. Keeping with the theme I decided to cut the bunny and carrot from Create a Critter. I have no idea which cart (I know you are shocked right???) I used to cut the title from.

8 Month Layout

Another layout done! This one I actually know which carts I used but not 100% as to what sizes! For the hearts I used Sweethearts cart. For the 8 months I used storybook with the shadow feature as well. Of course there is some stickles on the letters for good measure! LOVE was chipboard stickers that I have had forever. Prima flowers with cute buttons complete the page! I love how this book is really coming together!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Stylish blogger Award

Honestly I am overwhelmed with shock and happiness to have been given this award from Bren. I am blown away! Thank you sooooo much!

I am to share eight things about myself that you might not know....

  1. My biggest hero is my mom. How she raised two girls basically by herself floors me.
  2. I HATE carrots any way, any shape any form and yes that includes in cake!!!
  3. My dream place to live is San Diego. I love that city!
  4. I have only traveled out of the country twice and both times it was to Mexico.
  5. I LOVEEEEEEEE to read! I may love that more than crafting (shhhhh don't tell anyone!)
  6. I have an obsession for recipes! I have tons of cookbooks and surf the web constantly for new recipes!
  7. I am deathly afraid of heights but love a good rollor coaster (go figure).
  8. My family is my world!

Now to pass the award on to 8 deserving crafters. Please take some time to visit their amazing blogs!

  1. Deb
  2. Denni
  3. Laurie
  4. Tracy
  5. Kimi
  6. Paula
  7. Jen
  8. JustYolie

Monday, February 28, 2011

Become a Follower!

My friend Belinda is trying to get 100 followers! She is going to give away some yummy blog candy including something made by her and probably two sets of Close To My Heart stamps. All you have to do is become a follower leave a comment on this post and share her blog with someone! Have fun!

BTW I'm gearing up to give away some blog candy too! Check back soon to see what I have up my sleeve!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Think Spring ATCs

I am also sending my partner this set of ATC's. I was trying to decide what kind of theme I could do and since its been so cold and snowy this month I decided I was going to think about springtime and went with it. Lets see if I can tell you what cart I used for each one LOL.

Going clockwise: Birdhouse is from Stretch Your Imagination and the butterfly is Create a Critter. On the bee ATC I used my boarder scissors (believe it or not). I think the scallops
and circle are from Mini Monograms and the bee is from Walk In My Garden. The kite is Gypsy Wanderings and I will NEVER again make knots that small again with ribbon that thick!! The tricycle and the frog are both from Boys Will Be Boys, The word "Spring "was from Gypsy Wanderings. The owl and branch were both from Create A Critter.
I think I should have made a set for myself. Oh well. If I feel the urge I will reproduce them as wanted/needed.

Journal Tags

I'm participating in a mini swap I'll call it with some of the girls from my GIBBS swap. We decide monthly if we want to participate and then put in requests for things we want sent to us. My partner asked for Journaling tags and I got a bit carried away but hey! You can never have too many right?
In the top photo all the images I cut were from Boys Will Be Boys. I can't remember how big I cut them at. I free hand cut the journal paper on the space ship and the boat. I used my creative memories circle cutter for the baseball hat. I stickled the spaceship and the flag on the sail boat. I used my white jelly pen to free hand "stitch" the baseball hat.
I used a bunch of different carts for the rest of the tags including Storybook, TBBM, Preserves. I cut the majority out at 4 inches. I inked most of them both on the journal paper and the tags themselves. I hope my partner likes what she got. (Stay tuned for my next post to see what else I made her!)

5 Month Layout

I think these pages are just really sweet. I got the paper from Michael's on Clearance over the summer. Its hard to tell in the picture but it has some sparkle to it. I used the scallop part on my corner chomper on the photo mats. I used pink lacy ribbon that I got from HL. Next to the picture with her grandparents I used a metal word that says "Precious". I cut the cute little hedgehogs at 3 inches with all their layers frome create a critter. I believe the font for this one is base camp but am not certain (what else is new). I also stickled the hedgehogs and also the letters.

2 Month Layout

So far this is my favorite! I love the shimmery ribbon on the photo mats and the boarder with the buttons too! As per usual I have no idea which font I used. That is definitely something I am working on improving so you guys know which carts I'm using. Bare with me and I'll get there.
Oh yeah don't mind the messy scrapbook table. It always looks that way lately! LOL

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

4 Month Layout

This is another 2 page layout for my friend. I used lots of prima flowers and pearl "ribbon" around the circle that has 3 Months on it. The font is Opposites Attract cut at 1.5 inches in upright.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

1 Month Layout

Well its about time I added a new post! This is a two page layout I did for my friend. I am doing a total of 12 2 page layouts for the first year of the baby's life. I used my gypsy for the first time in creating this. I can't remember what font I used for the 1 Month. I used the sun from Doodle Charm and the turtle from Create A Critter. The apple tree was from Stretch Your Imagination. LOL I have used ribbon and tons of stickles as well. The spots where you see the little strips are places to add some more pics. The parents only gave me the professional pics. I hope the parents think this is worthy of their little girl!!