Sunday, November 29, 2009

Juju Bee's November Kit!

I told you I'd be back with more :).

Juju Bee's November Kitchen Spice Kit
is so beautiful I wanted to
use it to decorate items for the house.

I did manage to get one more LO out of it :).
It's us and Our New Home:

I can't say enough about
these Kit's from Juju Bee's.
They are wonderful, packed with goodies
and boy can you do alot with them.

Just a quick hint, if you looking for the
perfect gift for a scrappy pal these are it!
Make sure to check the store as there are a
few left of the last 3 kits.
If not the monthly subscription
would be awesome for yourself or a pal

Friday, November 27, 2009

Frame It!

Altering Frames is one
of my favorite things to do and giving
them as gifts is even more fun!

This month on IIG I choose
to do an autumn themed frame.
I choose this frame at the dollar
store just because it was interesting.
I Love that it's a tall stand up
frame and had spots for 3 photos.
I decorated it the Penny Lane
Line from My Mind's Eye.

Please check out IIG for more
inspirational projects from the fabulous DT
as well as check out this month's Challenge.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


All orders over $30 will be
discounted to 50% off, today only!

Please message me before ordering
so adjustments can be made.

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Paper Roses Tutorial

Projects using this technique:
Created with November's Juju Bee's Kit.

This is a 1 quart paint can. I punched a hole in the lid to fit quarters. So Now it's my piggy bank for my scraproom.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dotty Diva's Blog Dive Winner

Congrats to:


mustangkayla said...
"What a cute notebook! My favorite thing
about winter is the extra snuggle time
I get with my son with a nice big ole
blanekt in the mornings! Can't beat that!"

Thank you ladies for playing along
in the first ever Dotty Diva's Blog Hop!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Etsy Store Sale

All orders over $25 will be 25% off Starting Now.
Message me before paying so adjustments can be made.

Also Check out the Sale Items
where the Prices are already Reduced.

The Etsy store will be closing for the
holidays starting December 1st.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

To Infinity & Beyond...

Have you ever had something as a
child and though you're grown up you
just can't seem to part with it?

Today this is my story.
Justin is doing a garage sale and as I
a moved through the boxes unpacking I was
sure selling Buzz Lightyear was ok.

And believe me, it was until I went out to
give Justin his wonderful PG Tips (Hot Tea)
and found Buzz in a box grrring like Zoey,
which sounds like a car that needs a new
starter by the way.

I left him thinking he'll stop eventually right.

Went out again and still he's humming/grrring.

Justin tried to fix him, and
couldn't get the screws out.
I tried it and TADA! Popped the Batteries out
and re-inserted them and he works again,
"Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue."

I went to give him to Justin and just as I was
handing him to Justin I pulled back.
No way could I give up something so special.

Yes it's just a toy, but the Christmas I
got him was a Christmas I'll never forget.
My grandfather passed away just before Christmas
and Dad was overseas and needed to fly home.
And Mom, Joe and I had need
to drive to our home town.
Money was tight so the day before Christmas so,
mom had us open our presents and return the
presents we didn't really want or need.
Joe and I we both old enough by this point
so the magic of Santa wasn't required.
I had been all about getting Buzz and a Jewelry Box.

And those are two of the items I kept.
I still have the Jewelry box, though I have
too much jewelry to put into it now :).

We spent Christmas Day on the road driving
the 8 hours back to our home town.
We had Christmas Dinner at a Gas Station.
Joe and I still laugh about that.

Buzz was a bright spot that Christmas
and I don't think I can give that up just yet.
So here he is, melted hand and all.
I'll get a shelf to place him on soon.
Then he'll have a special place in my scrappin area.

Buzz will always have a place in my heart :).

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dotty Diva's Blog Dive!

Welcome to my blog!
I'm so excited to be part of the
Dotty Divas Design Team as well as play
along in the Dotty Diva's first Blog Dive.

If this is your first stop please go to
the Dotty Diva's Blog to start from the
beginning as many of the girls are giving RAKS!

First things first :)!

The Advert for Challenge #5 is pretty cool!
Check it out:

I loved that it was a fruity!
So I ran with that.
I decided to use journaling cards
to make a little notebook.
The cards had cherries and
apples on them, so cute!
Our sponsor this month is Tando Creative!
My Buddy Erin sent me some magic mesh to
play with and I was able to incorporate alittle bit
as a ruffle on bottom of the note pad.
It was my first time using it and it's so cool!
I made the Apple using the
Home Accents Cricut Cart.

Ready for the RAK?

To get your name in the drawing all you do is
post a comment with your answer to this question:

What is your favorite thing about winter?

Once your done take a dive over to the
beautiful and talented Helen's Blog.

CD Ornament Class

So as you see on the left side bar
I'll be giving a class this Saturday!


My brother has volunteered his time
to assist me with class.
Yay for Joe!

Before I go on about the class
I just have to say how proud I am to
have such an awesome brother!

Joe (Joseph) will be leaving soon
for Boot Camp. He's going into the
Navy and is going to be a Medic.
I'm sad to see him leave home
but so proud of him and his decision.
Joe and I have our spats
what brother and sister don't?
But no matter what we stay pretty close.
We've had some fun times :).
I'll share with you my favorite.

Joe helped out with the house while we
moved in and one one of our trips to the
store we brought home Nerf Guns.
They were meant just for the boys, but
while Justin was busy Joe and I played.
I pegged him!
And boy was it good!
It was around the wall shot.
He missed me but I pegged him.
Perfectly on the Glasses!
And the Nerf darts had the
suction cups so it stuck.

Here's Justin and Joe being silly:

Ok Ok so on to the Class.
In the Class we'll be making two
CD Ornaments and one CD Tin to match.

It's a super fun project
and make a wonderful gift.

I'll be doing a tutorial for
the winter one later this weekend.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Craftastic Challenge #9 *RAK* (11/17-12/15)

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.
~News Print Covered Chipboard
~2+ Buttons
~Cardstock Background
~4+ Brads
~Color Red
~Ink or Paint
~2+ Photos
~Black & White Photo(s)
~Found Item (Ticket Stub, ect.)

(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.

Outta the Box
Christmas is fast sneaking up fast.
Do you have all your gifts ready?
On thing I love doing is decorating frames.
And it's the perfect little gift.
Matching to what the recipient
likes or the decor of their home.
Watch out though you may want to keep it for yourself.
The frame can be one you have stashed
away or even one from the dollar store.
Have fun, go crazy!
Need an idea?
Here's one I've done:

This month's "Outside the Box" is also on
JuJu Bee's this month and the challenge
there ends November 30th.
The RAK is different but just as cute!
So head on over once your done with
your project and enter it there too!
Check out the Juju Bee's Challenge here.

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 #9"
and the Title(s) of your project(s).
Challenge ends December 15, 2009.

Now for goodies!!
Christmas is my FAVORITE Holiday!
So this RAK was going to have to show it.
This RAK contains
1 - 6x6 Naked 7 Gypsies Binder
5 - 1 yard Ribbons(Blue,Red,Green,White,Snowflake)
25 - Assorted Buttons
1 - Sweet Life Rub-ons
1 - Jolee's Ginger Bread Stickers
1 - Making Memories Word Fetti Stickers
1 - Thickers Shoe Box Chip Board Alpha Stickers
1 - Thickers Tinsel Accents Foil Shape Stickers
12 - Foam Holiday Stamps
30 - Sheets Assorted Christmas Paper
Not Shown:
6 - Journaling Spots

Would you like an extra chance or chances to win?
This round if you invite your friends let them
know to mention your name when they enter their project.
For every five friends that you have mention your
name not only do you get an 5 extra chances
to win but I'll throw in one more!!
How Awesome is that?

As always if we have more than 10
participants a second RAK will be given!!

Have fun ladies and I can't
wait to see what you create!!

Challenge #8 Winner

You girls did a fabulous job this challenge.

I'm sorry for posting so late, things have
just been coming from all angles lately.

So who's the winner?

Well since I was late getting this up I thought
I'd enter everyone double of what normal :).

So this month's winner is Jessica!!

Yay for Jessica!
Jessica I've got your address so I'll make sure to
have your prize out no later than next Monday.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Almost Done ...

Unpacking of course.

It's been a long couple weeks and I've been
working towards having the house in somewhat
order before I start crafting again.

And believe it or not I'm almost done!!

My craft area should be in
order by the end of the evening.
Even Bigger Yay!
I've so behind right now but
hope to catch up by Monday.

If you haven't please check out
Juju Bee's November Kit.
It's seriously packed with goodies and
wow it's so pretty!!
I'll be posting more projects with it soon.

Just a few Updates:
Craftastic Challenge #8 will
be ending tomorrow evening.

I'm still looking for more ideas for
tutorials so please check out this post
for more information: Tutorial Suggestions.

If you are in the area I'd like to
share with you a new feature on the left side bar.
It's a schedule of events that I'm in.
I'd love to see you all at the events :).

I'll have pictures of house up sometime this week.
I hope you are all are doing well and happy crafting!

IIG November Prompt

Slices of Life is this month's Prompt.
This month's prompt is to make a LO
using a picture cut into stips.

Here's my take:

Want to see more inspiration?
Check IIG DT work here.

Make your own LO for this challenge
for your chance to win a prize.

Juju Bee's November Full Reveal

Fall is my favorite time of year and
this year I get to celebrate it with my
Bee-u-tiful Juju Bee's Novemeber Kit.
The papers are so pretty and the
embelishments are awesome.

Here's the full Reveal of the Kit:

You can check our more detailed pictures
and also see the full list what's in
the Kitchen Spice Kit here.

Here's my projects using this amazing kit:
Justin & I up in Carr Canyon spending an
afternoon together and with our monsters.

I'll have more to share in the next few days.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Juju Bee's November Sneek Peek!

My sneek peek is rather late sorry ladies!

You're gonna love this kit!
I promise!

Here's a few sneak peaks of what
I did with this month's kit!

Stay tuned for the full reveal of these projects
and this month's wonderful kit!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Moving is Tough!

So Justin did his magic on the house,
removing popcorn ceilings, painted and more.
Today was the first day we
really got to move in things.
We moved most of what we have at mom's.
I'll be taking the last of it in just a bit,
which includes my trusty computer that I'm on
right now. Internet will be up in a day or
two but I can't say for sure when I'll get
online again. We start moving things from
the storage unit in the morning.
Items I haven't seen in 2 years.
So I'll be working my
tail off setting up house.
But I'll get back to you all soon!

Don't forget about this month's
Craftastic Challenge!!