Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I'm writting this a bit early
because I have school today and
we're closing on the house!!

Yesterday we signed all the paper work
and did the final walk through.

We are both so excited.
This week we've even picked out
paint colors for the rooms.
Only one room will be alittle bright.
It'll be my craft room.
I can't wait to show you the color I picked.

So any way we will be getting the keys today
and the house will offically be ours!!

Here's a few pictures of Our Casa:
Us with our "Sold" sign :).

Our wonderful Realtor Virginia.
If you're in the area and in the market to sell
or purchase a home I recommend talking to Virginia.
She was able to answer all our questions and was
very upfront with us. She went above and beyond.

The Front of the House:

The Family room, soon to be my crafty room:

Well there you have it a peek at our house.
Hopefully I'll catch up with everything soon.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Slice RAK Winner

Hey Ladies!!
Ready to find out who won the
Spring Design Card?

Drum Roll, please...
(Tired of scrolling yet?)
Congrats to:

Lesley said...
Goodness, every day above ground is a good day.. LOL

I personally love spring.. That means I get to unbury the popup camper, get the twins and the hubby out on the road for some weekend warrior camping. (Good excuse to bring the camera for some pre-destined scrapbook picture taking).. Pa Pa, Pa Pa Rotzi! LOL

ps.. new to your blog, but way awesome, BTW!!

Please email me your address

Do forget there's also the mystery RAK for
telling me what tutorials you'd like to see,
just visit this Tutorial Suggestion Post Here and leave a comment.

SPCC #21

SPCC has a beautiful color combo this week!
It's very rich looking.

Here's my take on the color combo:

This is mom and dad :).
My brother snapped this picture
as we walked along behind them in
Flagstaff, AZ last November.
Now this also serves as my work for the
Outside the Box for this months challenge
here on Craftastic life.
I Covered Chipboard ,
made Butterflies and
made the Lolipop Flower

This week's SPCC Color Combo:

Please check out SPCC for more
wonderful creations using this
Color Combo & particapate for a chance to
win this weeks prize :).

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Dotty Divas

Have you checked out Dotty Divas yet?
It's a challenge blog with monthly Adverts.
This month's Advert is :

You can do anything from a lo, to a card,
to even an altered project, it all
depends on how the advert inspires you.

Here's a project from my buddy Erin
using this month's advert:

And want to know the newest
news for Dotty Divas??
They've added a 10th Design Team member.
Can you guess who??

You'll start seeing my take on the
Adverts with the next challenge.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Slice Slice Baby ~RAK~


I have a great rack to share with you!

What is it?
A Slice Design Card : Spring
New in Package

Fall is one of my favorite times of year.
Well, it's nice and cool here in AZ.
January through March we freeze.
April - May are cool, but the wind acts up.
Jun - Sept IT'S HOT! And it's monsoon season.
October - Dec. is much cooler, it slowly drops
from the 90s to 60s and 50s.
Why else well it's the HOLIDAY SEASON!
Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas.
Not to mention we celebrate family birthdays.

What's your favorite season and why?

Just leave a comment answering the
question above for your chance to win!

Monday, October 19, 2009

SPCC # 20

This week on SPCC our Sponsor is DRS.
They have the cutest Stamps!!

Here's a couple creations using Jimbo and the Gang Stamp.
It's it a cute Stamp??

Here's a Get Well Card using the Leonard's Sickday Blues Stamp.

There's the SPCC Colors:

Please check out SPCC for more
wonderful creations using this
Color Combo & particapate for a chance to
win this weeks prize :).

Sunday, October 18, 2009

More with Juju Bee's Oct Kit

I love Halloween and this kit is fantastic.
I've done 4 Los, 2 Altered Projects & 3 Cards.
And you know what....
I still have tons left!!
Here's the lastest projects:

Justin's pumkins from last year.

2 more cards:

This one is fun, it's a pop-up.
You can find the tutorial here.

Thanks for looking :).

Weekend Work

As you all know I LOVE my little monsters.
Both mine and mom's.
With the upcoming move, mom and
I are worried about how the dogs will
take the move and seperation from each other.
Mom's little Spike and
My Zoey adore each other.
They are always playing together and cuddling.
In the morning Spike scratches at our bedroom
door waiting for Zoey to come out and play.
The rest are close to each
other but these to are the closest.
This month's sketch challenge was inspired by this LO.

From Left to right Spike, Gizmo, Booster, & Zoey.
With the paper and stickers I'm not sure this LO
Really needs to have a Title :).

Yet another LO from Disneyland :).

I hope you all have had a wonderful weekend.

Flower Butterfly Tutorial

My buddy Erin gave me this
fantastic idea for a tutorial.

I had yet to try this technique but
knew right away it would be a favorite!


Well, because it's how to make Butterflies!!
In the Video I show how you can make
butterflies from 6 petal flowers.

Below You'll see pictures of a couple more options.

Here are the butterflies from the video:

These are made using 5 petal felt flowers:

There are made using 5 petal prima flowers:

For the antenas on the butter flies I curled
a 4 inch peice of 20 gauge wire on each end
and the folded the wire in half.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Tutorial Suggestions

I'm having a rough time with
figuring out new tutorials to do.
I'd love to gather some
suggestions from you all to work on.

Leave me comments with what you'd like
to see as a tutorial and I'll enter your
name into a drawing for a small RAK.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Craftastic Challenge #8 *RAK* (10/16-11/15)

Are you ready for challenges?

Here's the details:

Below you'll find 4 challenges.
2 LO Challenges, 1 Card Challenge and 1 Altered Item Challenge.
You are not being asked to do all challenges, though.

For each Challenge you submit to me your name will be
entered into a "raffle" for the monthly RAK.
So if you do one challenge you will be entered once, do 4
then you'll be entered 4 times.
This is just a way to Challenge you and give you the chance
to try new techniques.
If you have suggestions on RAKs or Challenges let me know
and I'll be more than happy to try to incorporate them.

Layout Sketch
For this one just follow the sketch and make it your own at the same time.
This is an Original Sketch by Me :).

Layout Shopping List
Use at least 3 of the following items in a LO.
~New Print Covered Chipboard
~5+ Buttons
~Cardstock Background
~2+ Brads
~Color Yellow
~Metal Embelishment
~3+ Photos
~Black & White Photo(s)

(If you combine LO Challenges 1 & 2 your name will be entered an extra time, so instead of 2 chance to win the RAK it'll be 3.)

Card Sketch
Follow the sketch and make it your own at the same time.
Oh yay another Sketch by me :).

Outta the Box
I have plenty of tutorials up so this month you challenge
is to use one of those tutorials to create your project.
So maybe make your own flowers, your own party favors
alter chipboard or use modge podge.
Have fun! I can't wait to see what you create!

Submitting your work is easy,
either post a comment here with the
link or email me a photo @
Just make sure to put in the Subject Line "Craftastic Challenge #5"
and the Title(s) of your project(s).
Challenge ends November 15, 2009.

Now for goodies!!
A LO Kit, with ribbons, buttons, a Alterable Clipboard,
GLitz Rub-ons, Fancy Pants Rub-ons, and Flowers.

*If we reach 10 Ladies participating a
2nd RAK will be given, so make sure to tell your girl friends.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with.
As usual I'll be playing along too and will hopefully manage
to complete all four projects.
Good Luck Ladies, and happy scrapping.
If you have questions send me a message.

Craftastic Challenge #7 Winner

Hello Ladies!
Soerry to keep you waiting.
This past month's challenge really
had some amazing entries.

Our winner totally rocked it!
Who is she?

drum roll please...
Congrats to...

Girl you rocked it for real!
I loved all you altered Jars!
Here are Tammy's pretty jars:

Thank you ladies for playing along.

Running Late....

On posting the new challenge and the winner of Craftastic Challenge #7. They should be up within the next 2 hours. Sorry for the delay.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Juju Bee's October Kit Full Reveal! ~Repost~

This Month's JujuBee's Kit is BOO-tiful!!
It's totally packed with goodies to
make your spooky projects stand out!
Wanna see the full reveal?
Here it is:

Want to see more pictures of all this kit has?
Check it out Here!

Now on to the projects
I've completed so far with this kit!
Warning! This KIT is SOOOO BIG I have barely made a dent!
There's plenty left so I'll still be working with it.

My favorite though is the Birdhouse:

Then I did a treat box.
The front window is actually a shaker box!

Though the Kit is halloweenish,
I did a LO for the Tower of Terror!
Spooky colors, spooky ride...
perfection with the kit!

My little monsters in their costumes last year!
I Love the thickers in this kit!

Mom and I last year on Halloween in Mom's store :).
Don't you just love her eyes?

A Halloween card using this moth's
handmade embellishment by Sammye Jo!

The DT Bee's did an amazing job with this kit.
Please check out the wonderful projects Check it out Here!

Craftastic Challenge, Birthday & more....

Hello Ladies, just a reminder you have until
midnight pacific time to get any all all
entries in for Craftastic Challenge #7.
So far we've had some AMAZING entries and
I urge you to check them out.
Each Link is on the side bar to right.
Tammy altered some beautiful jars!!
Kristin made projects with the RAK she won last month!
And So many more inspirational projects!!

Today I celebrated my 26th birthday.
YAY! I had fun too!
Mom, Joe, Justin and I went to lunch at the newest
restaurant in town, "My Big Fat Greek Restaurant."
That was sooo Yummmy!
We even had a appetizer and a dessert that was lit up!
Justin got me a new necklace and earring set.
They're Beautiful!!
Mom got started my Willow Tree collection with
a little girl and a ballon that says "birthday girl."
I got a few other special gifts :).
I got Happy Birthday wishes from all over
the world to include Iraq and Hong Kong.
That was super exciting!
Thank you so much to those of you who
wished me a happy birthday!!
It made me feel so special!!

No new work for me this week.
I spent the evening removing those pretty nails.
I couldn't stand it any longer.
Sad cuz they really were pretty.

I have a math test in the morning.
So I have a few assignments to go over still.

Friday night is crop night so I'll be working
away playing with this month's Juju Bee's Kit!
I hope you all have had time to check it out!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Picture Time!

So many things so little pictures :(.
Here's a few pics from the last 2 weeks.
Mom & Me @ CKC!

The Hotel

Shopping at a LSS in Phoenix

Our Nephew Devin

Proud uncle with his newest little nephew Trevor.

Castles & Coasters

We played Mini Golf! I beat my man silly!
Even got a hole in one more that once :).

Justin and his younger brother Daniel.

My Favorite Grandma & Awesome Husband!

Me and my pretty Nails!

Wooohooo, a little peek into the last two weeks!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Yawn! So exhausted!I

It's been a long and fabulous two weeks.
From Oct 1st-5th Mom and I were in Glendale for
the CKC event and to visit with my in-laws.

I got to be home Oct 6-7th and half of the 8th.
Those days were spent un-packing re-packing and school.

On the 8th we headed back up to Phoenix.
Spent more time with the in-laws and
went to a cousin's beautiful backyard wedding.

And we got to meet our newest little
nephew Trevor for the first time.

And Justin took me to Ikea for the first time.
I now have a list of a million
things I would like one day :).

Oh and I even got to spend some girl time
with my MIL and SIL getting our nails done.
My nails look awesome but I am
so not girlie enough for them.
Even typing has become a chore.
But it was fun and something we all got to do together.

There's pictures but I still have
to load them to the computer :).
So yes (yawn) I'm exhausted.

But it doesn't slow down from here.
We're getting things ready for the house, to move and
I have classes I'll be helping with at the LSS soon.
Plus School, is getting crazier.

But you can still count on seeing creations :).
I hope you all have had a lovely fall so far!

Please remember that this month's challenge is
coming to end on the 15th so get your entries in!
I can't wait to see them!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Spook-tac-ular Treat Basket & Tutorial

Halloween is just around the corner
and giving out treats is something I love doing!

So for this month's IIG altered project I
decided to decorate a little wicher basket
and make a dozen little treat boxes.

I admit the little favor boxes were not my idea.
A wonderful lady at the LSS crop night showed me how
to make them and now I'll be passing it on to you :).

This little project is so super easy and fun.
I hope you enjoy it and love it as much as I do!