Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Gift for Noel Mignon challenge

When I saw THIS challenge on the Noel Mignon blog I knew I wanted to complete it. I started thinking about the best gift I have ever received. I couldn't believe how many things came to mind almost immediately. You think that if it is "THE BEST" you would be able to select it quickly right? WRONG! HA, my first thought was my husband and children. I am blessed to have a man who loves me and be a mother of 4. My next thought was Cadbury Easter eggs for Valentine's Day. A tradition my DH started the first year we were married. After thinking and thinking I realized the best gift I have EVER received is a white box. A WHITE BOX?? (I'm not crazy I assure you). It was the lesson learned with that box that is the greatest gift. The lesson not to "judge a book by it's cover" and "things aren't always what they seem". I received a white box for Christmas as a young child. Not a barbie box, not playdoh, nothing on the outside of the box that I recognized and I was HEARTBROKEN (not because I was an ungrateful child or spoiled, I just didn't "get it" yet). After some heavy convincing from my parents I finally opened that plain white box and found a teddy bear that became one of my most beloved toys. I had that bear up through high school until it got destroyed in a move. I learned that the things you think aren't worth anything are the most valuable treasures you will ever find.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Placecards and a WINNER :)

I decided to go ahead and make some placecards for the American Crafts blog challenge this week. I really love the blue and brown combo.

All patterned paper, buttons, and Thickers are from American Crafts.

Also I have a winner for the card kit from Paper Makeup. In true RANDOM fashion...

Congrats Michelle! Please email me your info @ so I can get your card kit mailed out to you!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

School Tray + a GIVEAWAY!

So I finally finished up this tray last night and LOVE IT! I am so happy with the way it turned out (and I remembered how much I LOVE Crate paper, the texture makes my happy). I created this as a GDT member for Life Preservers using their School special edition kit and project kit addition.

And I have a card kit to giveaway from

PAPER MAKEUP as well and decided tonight was a great day to do it since it is the night of their release party!

I will announce the winner on 11/14. Just leave a comment for your chance to win!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My first COMPLETED PMS card

I love my PMS stamps and stamp with them all the time. Getting to a complete project? Now that's a whole different story LOL. This is the FIRST card that has been completed but I am super pleased with the way it turned out. Uses the Celestial Possibilities fairy stamp and she is a beauty!

September Layouts for Scraptastic Club

For September I got to design with the MME Alphabet Soup kit available at Scraptastic Club. It is packed with so much MME goodness! I have already completed 3 layouts and 1 card and still have plenty to work with!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Paper Makeup Stamps September release

Card is by Christi Snow a PMS artist
Ok so I don't think I have shared it here yet (well actually I am sure I haven't HA) but PaperMakeupStamps are my ABSOLUTE favorite stamps. I have always collected fairies and when I found these I was in love. Instantly. So not only do the have amazing new fairies every month, but this month Katie is releasing a duck. A DUCK. In my house ducks are awesome, Madi loves them and Duck was one of the first words she said clearly. She also hollers DUCK DUCK anytime she sees one. It is the cutest.thing.ever. So this new release Bubbles the Duck will surely be making its way to me next week as soon as I can buy it on the site. Be sure to check out PMS and I'm sure you'll be hooked too! (they also have the most awesome sentiments/quotes/wordart for those who aren't into fairies)

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Scrapbox is at it again!

"The Original Scrapbox" is having another amazing giveaway! They are giving away a "Limited Edition Workbox" to celebrate the 4 new limited edition releases. What a fantastic way to store all your scrappy supplies!! You can find out how to enter HERE. Make sure you check it out!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Giveaway at The Hovey Hut

Anita has gotten over 20,000 hits on her blog and is giving this away!
Also in celebration of making the design team at which has the most fabulous fairy stamps ever!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

3 Days of Basic Grey!!

Over at Blue Moon Scrapbooking they are having 3 days of Basic Grey! Head over to their blog to join in all the fun. Also visit the design team blogs to see their creations!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Challenge of the Week at Life Preserver's

The challenge issued by Andrea this week was to make a layout using this photo

as your inspiration.

This is my layout featuring My Little Shoebox papers and a handmade paper rose.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Not the kind you drink. Actually, its not really juice at all. His name is Mike and he is the husband of my great friend Tiffany. My sweet little son decided when he was 2 that he was going to call Mike "JUICE" nothing else would do. I was so stoked when I found this picture of the 2 of them so I could capture the memory. Braylon was so excited to hear the guitar through the headphones!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Scrapping Fun

I have really enjoyed having my room clean so I could sit at my table and just create! I got three more layouts completed this weekend. This one holds a special place in my heart because this is when my Grandfather got to meet my youngest daughter. This is such a wonderful thing because my dear dear Grandfather has Dementia and has the beginnings of Alzheimers. Somedays he doesn't even know who I am and living 12 hours away doesn't help things at all. (he believes regularly that my oldest DD is me because she looks so much like I did at her age) These pics are from Easter 2009.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Something Old into Something New

Gabby (my oldest DD shown in yesterdays post ;) brought me a clipboard from her room and said "Mom can you *fix* this for me into something pretty?" I was touched that she enjoys my work so much that she wanted me to *fix* it for her. I started looking for the perfect items to use on it and make it personal for her. I wanted to paint the background because it had been drawn on, had REALLY old scotch tape, etc. I looked through my scrap arsenal and was discouraged because I didn't think I had any green paint, when a lightbulb when off and I realized (TOTAL DUH MOMENT) that I had acrylic paint daubers from Ranger and that Lettuce would be the perfect color.

I tried to "dab" it on and that was a no-go so I poured some onto my non stick craft mat and started to paint (I really enjoy the Claudine Hellmuth paintbrushes), then had another "AHA" moment and remembered to take a before picture. There is a bit of paint on it but thats ok. You can still see the drawings though LOL.

After covering with paint I cover with some paper from My Little Shoebox. I punched around the edges with my Martha Stewart punches as well. The letter stickers are from My Little Shoebox as well.

At the top of the clipboard I attached a rose made out of grungepaper then covered in Bubblegum Glimmermist. It is so shimmery! Tie a black bow on and it is ready to go!

Gabby was extremely happy with the results!

Friday, April 23, 2010

My Scraproom

Even after griping that my dear husband was insistant on me cleaning up my space, I am so glad I did!! (I will NOT be showing the before pictures) I wanted to get some shots of it before it ended up a mess again. I really enjoy having the two tables to work on. One for my "messy" stuff such as sprays and paints, and one for the not so messy stuff such as cutting paper (I have super large self healing Making Memories cutting mat on that table) My messy table also hosts a Ranger non-stick crafting mat which is one of the bestest crafting items EVER.

Whichever table I am sitting at I have plenty of supplies within reach and enjoy turning on my stereo and enjoying the blissful peace. It also has a door to the outside which I love when the weather is nice because I can leave the door open and slide open the screen for some fresh air and natural light.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Special on Ippity Stamp sets

Buy two get one free *of equal or lessor value* with FREE SHIPPING!

Sale in effect until April 3.

You can view the available stamp sets

To take advantage of this special email me at


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

American Crafts Green Challenge

When I saw the challenge on the AC blog I knew the new "I DO" collection would work perfect for me! I used patterned paper and felt embellishments from the I DO line (with green accents). I also used the pearlized chipboard Thickers from the I DO line as well.

other supplies used: tulle by Bazzill, pin from Maya Road, border punch from Fiskars


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Scrapfit Challenge #15

I saw the challenge at Scrapfit and knew it was perfect for this picture that I didn't know what to do with. Things are very unconventional at the bank that I work for so I wanted to document that. Along with the changes this job has brought into my family.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Layout and Another Rose!

WOOHOOO I got another rose in the Scrap Bachelor contest at LPS. This has been such a fun contest (cause they definitely know how to have scrap fun at Life Preserver's).

I also completed the sketch blog hop challenge. Rhonda posted about it on the LPS message board so I checked it out tonight and it fit perfectly with some photos from Braylon's birthday this week so I got them scrapped! I love this paper from Scrap Within Reach.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


My word for 2010 is definitely SIMPLIFY. I want to incorporate this into all areas of my life. I want to take the time to do the things that I enjoy. I am going to scrap! I am going to make cards! I am going to take the time to visit with my friends. I am going to spend QUALITY time with my children. They love to play games, tickle and laugh. I am looking forward to things looking up!