Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WOYWW --Leap Day!

Happy Leap Day!!

Is anyone doing anything special for this great day?  I have to say that we are not.  Just the same old same old thing!  I am going to try to take a picture of my boys leaping in the air.  We will see how that goes.  It seems that whenever I plan on a picture it never turns out.  The boys won't cooperate or something always happens.

This week I am linking up with Julia for WOYWW.  This is so fun where you can link up and see what is on everyone's work desk.  My desk is a little messy (at least for me).  I am currently working on a display for Simply Scrapbooks.  I am using the new line from Moxxie.  This line (Child's Play) is just so fun and is just perfect for my boys.  You can also see my Silhouette cutting mat.  

I hope everyone has a great day.  I will be back tomorrow with a look at a new project.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Whimsie Doodles Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!

I was so happy last night because we are back on track with our normal routine and I was able to get some crafty time in!  I love it when that happens. Did  you get any crafty time in yesterday?

I have had the wonderful pleasure of being the guest Design Team member over at Whimsie Doodles this month and I am sad to be leaving.  I did want to share my last card that I made using their wonderful digi stamps!  This card has Easter Jayson on it.  You know I am a sucker for boy stamps and this one is just way too cute!

cardstock- bazzill
paper- bella blvd.
stamp- whimsie doodles
markers- copic
tools- ek success scallop punch

I hope everyone has a great day today.  I will be back tomorrow--with what I don't know yet, but I will see you tomorrow. Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Project Life Week 3

Happy Monday
Did you have a great weekend?  I did.  Saturday I was able to craft and get all my projects done for Cord Camera.  I can't wait to show you them!  I was able to create with the new Jillibean Soup Neopolitan Bean line.  It was so much fun!  Sunday we relaxed.  I took a LONG nap again and then was able to get caught up with week 8 with my Project Life.  I have to say I am still loving this whole process.  Did you get any crafting in? 

Well, as I mentioned I am all caught up with Project Life and I wanted to share with you my Week 3.  Once again sorry for the glare on the page protectors.  I have to figure out a way to photograph them without the huge glare.

Left Side- I am loving all my Ali Edward's stamps that I have collected throughout the year.  I have always used them on my layouts but they work soooo well here. 

Right Side
I love that picture of Michael on the bottom left.  He is sitting opposite me at my scrap desk.  As I have mentioned a million times- my boys are right there with me and they LOVE to create  things.  He was working on his dry erase board and had marker all over his face! Thank goodness for erasable markers!  I will be talking about  the bottom right picture later this week.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day.  I will be back tomorrow with my last project for Whimsie Doodles.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  See ya tomorrow! Have a wondeful and crafty day!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Project Life Week 2

Happy Friday!
I am so glad it is the weekend!  I am so in the mood to get my craft on!  I got to work a pinch last night and was sooo happy!  Do you have any great plans for the weekend?  Me not really.  I have my errands which I am adding Joanns and Michael's this week.  The tons of craftying time. Hubby is taking the kids on Saturday to visit his mom and I will left alone to crafty for a couple of hours--sounds like heaven to me!!!

Well, I was so busy with all the Valentine's day projects that I didn't get around to my project life updating.  Here is week 2--now I am sorry for the glare- very cloudy and yucky but I think you will get the jist!

Week 2- left side
I saw on a website that you could buy cutting files for Week and stuff but I made my own.  I love FREE!

Right Side

I am still very basic.  I add a bit of stamping and some things here and there.  I really love it!  I did buy a couple of things the other week to help me with Project Life.  A fun date stamp and some cutting files for my silhouette.  so far it has been good and then I have been making my own like the word bubble with yum!

I will have more project life for you next week! Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope everyone has a wonderful and crafty weekend.  I will see you back here on Monday!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Jillibean Thursday

Happy Thursday!
Well I made it through yesterday and hopefully today afterschool is a bit calmer!! I am looking forward to getting back to craftying.  I got my first DT kit from Cord Scrapbook Studio and I have to say I am so excited to get to work!  If you haven't visited their site before or their blog check it out.  Their online store is stocked with all the latest and greatest products and their blog is chuck full of great scrapping information!  Anyhoo-- I am excited! Hopefully on Saturday I will be able to get some scrapping in!

My favorite line this year for Valentine's day was Hearty Barley from Jillibean Soup.  This kraft line is just perfect because it is so versatile.  For this layout I used my favorite photos of my 3 favorite guys and made a layout using this awesome line.  It is hard to tell from this view but I cut out some of the hearts and layered them and pop dotted them on the cooridinating heart.  This gave that area some dimension.  Loved how it turned out!

cardstock- bazzill
paper- jillibean soup
mist- mister huey
gems- no idea!
misc. silhouette, border punch

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I am going to switch gears here and update a bit with my Project Life!  Hope everyone has a wonderful and crafty day and I will see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday's Final Valentine's Day Cards

Happy  Wednesday!

How is your week going so far?  Mine has been a bit crazy!  I am the type of person that likes calm.  I don't due well with stress.  I know a couple of my friends that love the hustle and bustle and when things are calm they go crazy--NOT me!  I think if I can make it through today than all will be good! Fingers crossed.  That being said, I have not been able to craft.  I did sit in my craft room last night just to be in it!  I spent 1/2 of Monday organizing all the paper and getting kits and DT stuff off the floor and put away! I just sat there for about 15 minutes in peace and enjoyed the clean desk, clean sheleve, and clean floor!  I think I will try to get some crafty time in tomorrow after school!

I am trying to wrap up all my Valentine's day cards.  I really made a lot this year for the store and for my family.  Here is my final one!  i just love the colors in this one!

cardstock- bazzil
paper- crate paper
stickers- crate paper
ribbon - hero arts
misc- sewing machine

I hope everyone has a wonderful and scrappy day today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I will be back tomorrow with a layout using Jillibean Soup!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Whimsie Doodle Tuesday

Happy Tuesday,
As you know I have been a guest over at Whimsie Doodles this month and today I wanted to share a wonderful card using the stamp "Pie Lizzie".  I think this stamp is one of my all time favorites. 

Isn't she just the cutest?  Oh I love her!  For this card I used October Afernoon paper and matted them in brown ( I know it looks like black but it is dark brown).  I then printed Pie Lizzie and then colored her in using my copics.  I then cut her out and pop dotted her on the centerpiece.  I then die cut a tab and printed the sentiment "You're as sweet as pie!".  Very simple, but very cute!

cardstock- bazzill
paper- october afternoon
stamp- whimsie doodles
ink- memento, distress ink
markers- copic
die cuts- my favorite things

I hope everyone has a great day today!  I will be back tomorrow with a my last couple of cards from Valentine's day.  I will see you then!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, February 20, 2012

February Burlap and Buttercups Sketch Challenge with a Twist

Hi All,
How was your weekend?  Mine was GREAT!  I was able to get some great crafting time in, spent lots of time with my family, and was able to have an awesome date night with the hubby! You can't get any more perfect than that- right?

Today over at Burlap and Buttercups I am hosting my monthly sketch challenge with a twist.  I would love it if you stopped by today to take a look at the sketch and the amazing work from the Burlap and Buttercups Design Team.  Here is my layout that I made for the challenge.

The February kit was truly wonderful to work with.  I loved all the papers and embellishments.  If you haven't taken a look at Rachel's kits they really are amazing!

Supplies- Everything from the February kit
cardstock- bazzill
paper- October Afternoon, Lilly Bee, Crate Paper
buttons, October Afternoon
twine- doodlebug
stickers- lilly Bee
die cuts- my favorite things dynamics
die cut banner- elle's studio
misc. heart stick pins, sewing machine, pop dots.

I hope you enjoyed a look at the February kit.  Remember to stop on over to Burlap and Buttercups and check out the challenge along with the fabulous prize package that you could win--i just have to give a hint-- butterflies!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a new project.  See you then,  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Valentine's Week- friday

Happy Friday!!
Oh I love Fridays!!!
Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?  We really don't.  The boys need haircuts, I need to pick up some work at the store and make some displays and then I just want to rest.

This is a layout that I did using the Heart paper from Crate paper.  I wanted to use traditional Valentine's paper on a non Valentine's day layout.  I like to make an easy layout that shows the things I love at this moment.  Right now my loves are 1)still my iphone, 2)my pandora bracelet from my hubby, 3)my new tom tom gps from my hubby- spend about 1 1/2 hours driving everyday and this is awesome!, 4)my nook, 5)modern family- my favorite show, and finally 6) my new cameo (well it is old now)

cardstock- bazzill
paper- crate paper
stickers- crate paper
title- silhouette
twine- the twinery
tools-sewing machine, circle punch, silhouette

thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back on Monday with a new project.  I hope you have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Valentine's Week- Thursday

Happy Thursday!

How is your week going?  Mine has been extremely busy but pretty good.  Today is like Friday for me because we have tomorrow and Monday off.  I love it.  Jack and I are going to drive down and hubby is going to take us out to lunch!  I am pretty excited!

I have to say I have had a really great 2 weeks!  I having been busting at the seams to tell you and now I can- I was asked by Nikki Sivils, herself, (yes, I am a bit awe struck) to be a guest designer for them in May!  I am soooo excited about this wonderful opportunity.  She even said that she liked my work!!!!  So way cool!! Then I found out this week that I made the Cord Scrapbook Studio design team.  I am so thrilled.  I will be designing work for displays in their store and blog, and I also have the opportunity to teach in their store in Columbus, Ohio.  I am really excited about this awesome opportunity.   I also found out yesterday that 3 of my cards were picked up for the February issue of Scrapbook News and Review-- WOW!!! I have just been blessed!  I want to thank all of you for helping me in my endeavors!  I have the best followers!!

Now enough about me and  on to my project for today! 
As I mentioned yesterday I gave my hubby several cards for Valentine's day and this is one of them!  I love
"pucker up".  I think it turned out so cute!

carstock- neenah solar white, bazzill
paper- october afternoon
stamps- paper trey ink
dies- paper trey ink
twine- paper trey ink
ink- jenni bowlin, memento
markers- copic

I hope everyone has a great day today.  I will be back tomorrow with yet another Valentine  project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hubby's Card-Wednesday

Happy Wednesday,
I made several cards for my hubby for Valentine's day.  I left one on the counter for him to see when he woke up (I am already at work when he wakes up).  I put one in his lunch and then I gave him one with my little present I bought him.  This is the card for his lunch.
The background was cut using my silhouette and then I added my image and sentiment.
cardstock- American Crafts, neenah solar white
stamps- hero arts
ink- memento

I hope everyone has a crafty day!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day- Tuesday

Happy Valentine's day!

I wanted to thank everyone for voting for me for the Practical Scrappers layout contest.  I did not make it to the 4th round, but I feel really awesome that I made it to the top 15 out of 170 layouts.  We had to make a layout for the 4th round just in case we were chosen.  The theme was black and white with a splash of one color.  I wanted to make a layout about my hubby and I.  This is what I came up with.

paper- doodlebug
diecuts, brad, and stickers- doodlebug
spray- studio calico mister huey
twine- the twinery

I was really happy with this layout.  I really love all the different doodlebug papers. 

Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Week - Monday

Happy Monday!
Did you all have a great weekend?  I sure did!  At my Friday crop I finished weeks 2-5 of project life and then on Saturday I finished week 6.  I am totally caught up!  What a great feeling!  I will show pictures later in the week.  Then for the rest of the weekend I just relaxed.  I cleaned off my desk and took a break!  I actually took a nap on Saturday and Sunday!  That hasn't happened in years! 

This week is Valentine's day and I thought I would show you all the Valentine's day projects I had been working on last month for Simply Scrapbooks and for my family.  First up are Jack's valentine's day cards that we finished up.  I got a picture of the cards for the boys in the class.  I forgot to take a picture of the ones for the girls.

For the cards I used Echo Park paper and then added the circles with the dino.  Jack picked out all the paper.  The sentiment says- You are dino-mite!  Sorry for such a bad photo.  The I added a button and a bit of twine and we were done.  Jack added Happy Valentine's day inside.  We then added a sticker for each student.  He LOVED them!  and that is what made me soooo happy!
paper- echo park
cardstock- neenah solar white, bazzill
stamps- paper trey ink, hero arts
button and twine- paper trey ink
markers- bic markers

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!  I will be back tomorrow with a new project!  See you then! Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Whimsie Doodles Monthly Challenge

Happy Friday!!!

Boy, am I excited that today is FRIDAY!!  I am exhausted from yesterday, but I have to find the energy because tonight is my monthly crop!  I have one project and then the rest of the time is Project Life.  I have been talking and talking about getting caught up but something seems to always get in my way.  NO MORE!!  I need to finish up January!!  That is my goal!

As you know this month I am the guest Design Team Member over at Whimsie Doodles stamps and they are having their monthly challenge.  The challenge for this month is to use only your scraps to create an awesome card!  I knew exactly what I was going to use.  I just finished making a layout using the Valentine paper from Crate Paper.  I had a ton of scraps!  Here is what I came up with.
I used 80's Lizzie for this card.  I think she is just WAY too cute.  She is really rockin' that hat!  To make the papers POP I matted them all in black cardstock.  Love that look!

So we would love it if you stopped on over Whimsie Doodles and played along with us!  YOu could win a fabulous prize or even a guest spot on their design team!

paper- crate paper
cardstock- neenah solar white, bazzill
stamp- whimsie doodles
sticker- crate paper
markers- copic

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful and crafty weekend!  I will see you all back here on Monday!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday Hot Stuff

Happy Thursday,
I am so happy that the week is moving ahead, but tonight we have night parent teacher conferences.  So I won't be able to craft tonight.  Totally bummed.  I did bring a couple of  small things to work on.  I am trying to finish up Jack's birthday and I  brought my pictures and sketch pad to hopefully come up with a layout.  I am going to use the birthday line from Simple Stories but I don't have a plan yet!

This is a card I made for Simply Scrapbooks.  I love this card!  It was so fun to make.
1.  Start with a kraft background.
2.  Take a smaller piece of cardstock and run it through the paper crimper.
3.  Spritz some spray on it-I used Mister Huey (my favorite).
4.  Add a die cut from Jillibean Soup and then some diffrent embellishments-Easy Peasy-- You know me and I HAD to add some twine!

cardstock- bazzill
paper- jillibean soup
stickers- echo park
twine- the twinery
spray - studio calico
misc.- clothes pin, paper crimper

I hope everyone has a wonderful and crafty day todayt! Thanks so much for stopping by!  See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Happy Wednesday,
How are things going for you this week.  So far so good here.  I have started on Jack's Valentine's day cards.  He asked me to make him some for school and how could I say no--right? So I broke out my paper trey ink stamps and I was ready to go.  Here is what is on my desk!

Jack wanted the cupcakes for the girls with pink and the boys get a dog or a dino.  Jack tomorrow night will stamp the insides of the card with "Happy Valentine's Day"  Jack is a a great stamper and then he will add his name and a sticker.  We started these last week but I got side tracked and we had to get them all back out to finish.  We should finish tonight! 

I am linking this up with Julia's blog for the WOYWW.  I love looking at all the awesome crafty desks out there.  If you have time click on the link above and check out the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I will be back tomorrow with a new project.  See you then!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday back to school

Happy Tuesday!
Did you all have a wonderful weekend?  We did.  I got a lot of scrapping time in.  I loved it.  Jack also had a school project and we worked on yhat as well.  I don't know about you but I love to do anything crafty!

This is a layout that I did for Simply Scrapbooks back in September that I totally forgot to post. It was also the layout where I became totally addicted to the Mister Huey sprays.

This is Jack on his 1st day of school.  He was so nervous and so was I!  I also had tears in my eye because my baby was off to school.
cardstock- bazzill
paper- LYB
stickers- LYB
alphabet stickers- maya road

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I will be back tomorrow with a new project.  See you then!
Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Whimsie Doodles Release Day!

Hey Everyone,
I am popping in today to let you know that the February release of the Whimsie Doodles stamps is now available and let me tell you they are soooooo adorable. They are  Perfect for some Spring card making. Back in December I won a Guest Design Team spot for the entire month and I get to have fun with the Februrary release.  I am so honored and excited. 

So  For the release I used Purse Lizzie for my first card.  I thought she was just so adorable.  I have a friend who is not feeling well and I thought  Lizzie would just be perfect to lift her spirits.

paper- imaginisce
stamps- whimsie doodles (purse lizzie) and sentiment paper trey ink
markers- copic
die cuts- paper trey ink, coluzzle
ink- memento
ribbon- hero arts

I can't wait to share more wonderful cards using the these adorable digi stamps.  Be sure to check out the entire release over at Whimsie Doodles. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  See you tomorrow!  Hope you have a crafty day!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Project Life Week One + Your Help is Needed Again!

Happy Friday!

First I have to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported me these past few weeks with my contest.  I have to say I have THE best followers ever!! Well,  I need your help again.  A really cool scrapbook store in Columbus, Ohio  is having a design team call and you had to submit 5 projects including, cards, layouts and altered items.  The first phase for the design team competition is fan voting.  The high scores then make it to the next round where representatives from Jillibean Soup, Bella Blvd. Little Yellow Bicycle, Bazzill and others then vote on their favorites.  The winners will be part of the Cord Camera Scrapbooking Design Team.  The DT would be working with these manufacturers to come up with displays and also teach classes.  This would be a REAL honor and a HUGE thrill.  So for this part I need your help in voting for my 5 projects!  They are all mixed up but I can give you the row and the title of my project for reference.
Row 3 - sending warm thoughts snowman card
Row 6- Fall black printers trey with a tree in the 1st slot
Row 7- Happy Birthday card using little yellow bicycle( 2nd to last item in that row)
Row 7 That day in May -( last item in that row--a two page layout that has orange  and yellow in it)
Row 10-- My Girl- a picture of my late dog Bailey
Click the box next to each project and then scroll to the bottom to fill out the form  and click submit!
Here is the link:
I can't thank you all enough!!

Are you glad it is the weekend?  Boy, I am.  This week did not go very fast for me.  Do you have any plans?  I actually don't know what we are doing.  Hubby and I have been on opposite schedules lately and haven't talked about the weekend.  I know on my schedule I have scrapping to do.  So we shall see.  I am hoping to maybe get a date night in!

At my crop last week I was able to work on my Project Life. I finished week One, and I as able to assemble weeks two and three.  I still have to journal, embellish, etc.

Week One

I was really happy to use my stamps on some of my journaling cards.  My AE stamps are so perfect for these.  Sorry about the quality of the photos.  It has been rainy here and I couldn't get a good shot.

My hope is to work on weeks 2-3 this weekend.  I found some really fun die cuts in the Silhouette store and I want to play a bit with them!

If you are doing project life are you enjoying it?  I know I am.  I have been able to capture more everyday moments that I wouldn't have with my regular scrapping.  In fact my project life has given me a couple of idea for some regular layouts that I plan on working on this weekend as well.  I am just loving it.  I love the ease of the journaling cards.  You can embellish them as much or a little as you want.  Each week is different.  My goal is to get a bit caught up so that I am not a month behind.  We shall see!

I hope everyone has a great weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I will be back on Monday with some new projects!  Thanks again!

Have a wonderful and scrappy day!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Burlap and Buttercups Sneak Peek

Happy Thursday!
I wanted to pop in today and show you the totally awesome sneak peeks of the February kit at Burlap and Buttercups.  This kit is so awesome.  Tons of wonderful embellishments and lots of yummy paper!

Don't you just love those tags!

oh, I just love the October Afternoon goodies!


The add-on--one of my faves-Mister Huey!

One more thing before I go, Rachel is having a contest over on the Burlap and Buttercups blog and guess what the fabulous prize is?!?!?

One lucky winner will receive this book once we hit that magic 200 number! All current followers will automatically have their name entered once in the random drawing. Here are a few other quick and easy ways to have your name entered in the drawing even more times:

1. Simply start following our blog!
2. Leave a comment letting us know you're a Facebook follower.
3. Leave a comment letting us know you posted the link to this giveaway on your own Facebook page.

As you can see, it's possible to have your name entered as many as three times ~ those are some nice odds!

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek.  I will be back tomorrow with a new project!  Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you have a crafty day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Burlap and Buttercups Part 3 and Some Fun News

Happy Wednesday,
How is your week going?  Have you been able to get any crafty time in?  I have just a little bit.  Working on several projects.  I usually don't like to have more than one project going on but I been working a little bit here and a little bit there. 

This February I am really excited because I won the challenge over at Whimsie Doodles last month and I am going to be their Guest Design Team member.  So I am working with the new release for February and these digis are just way to cute.  I can't wait to share my first with you on the 5th.  I also made Practical Scrappers Fresh Face Call.  ** This is different than the layout contest I am participating in.!! I am going to be a part of their Design Team for the next 3 months. So I have been trying to learn the ropes over there.  So exciting. I also have some other irons in the pot and am crossing my fingers.  I am really loving all the different types of work!  I can't wait to share everything with you!

Today I want to show you a quick card I made using my January Burlap and Buttercups.  This card combines a couple of different collections, Simple Stories and MME.  I think it came out real cute!

Everything is from the January kit from Burlap and Buttercups

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a new project.  See you then!
Have a crafty day!