Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Thank you our service men
and women past and present.

My hubby Memorial Day 2006, Honor Guard.
U.S. ARMY Veteran

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Rosette Flower Tutorial

During the flower class I showed the
ladies these cute little Rosette Flowers.
Check them out for yourself.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tweet Tweet!! Remember this?

I know it's been a little while since I posted
this before photo of the birdhouse but I was
finally able to complete the bird house.
I bought this for $.50 at a rummage sale :).
This is the before photo.

And this dear ladies is the after!

Big difference! I LOVE it!
Now I wish I altered it with
colors to match the guestroom.
Oh well, maybe next time.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Paper Towel Wreath

I know the title makes you think oh a kids craft.
It can be, but it can also be so elegant!!
I recently redecorated my living room in the
Blues and Greens I've been wanting so badly.
I even got momma to arrange a floral vase for me.
It LOOKS AWESOME, but that's for yet another post.
So when I saw this tutorial
from Nicole I just had to try it out.

The first one I made was very cute, pastel,
and very small, about 12 inch wreath.
When I went to put it on my front door I was soon bummed.
It looked so tiny!
And as cute as the pink was it wasn't my style,
so I opted for a BIG, BETTER Wreath.
I got the first wreath frame at dollar tree.
So I went to Walmart in search for a larger frame
and was able to find a twig type frame for about $3.50.
It was perfect!

I had everything ready to get started but I was also
stressing out and supper busy with getting the house
ready for my first Tupperware Party.
My Friend Jennifer came to the rescue and
she calmed me down and we worked happily on
the wreath the night before the party.
Jennifer is awesome and she's truly become part
of the family and I'm so excited to say something
so beautiful was made possible by her!
Thank you Jennifer for calming me down and helping
to create this lovely piece for my home.
Oh and thank you Nicole for sharing this amazing idea!
Here it is:

BTW, Jennifer went home that night with the original wreath :).

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Coaster Mini Album

Justin, Mom and I recently went to a
restaurant and while chatting I mentioned
I'd love to alter the coasters!
I shouldn't have said anything.
Those two where on a mission to
acquire as many as possible.
(I now wish it had been more!)
They are in fact those throw away coasters
so there's no harm in taking them.
And Boy are they nice to alter!

I made momma a mini album of some of
the photos we took in Chicago in Feb.
I simply covered the coasters on both
sides with the photos and patterned paper,
then embellished with odds and ends.

Doesn't Joe look handsome?

Momma is so proud of Joe!

I got caught taking a picture of myself!

Momma Loves it! YAY!
Thank you for dropping by today!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Coaster Tile Class

Hello Ladies, I recently saw a
tutorial on to make your
own coaster with Tumbled Marble Tiles.

I loved it so much I made my own and
I'll be hosting a class for this project
on Wednesday, June 16 and Saturday, June 19.

Supplies for this Class:
Travertine Tiles or Tumbled Marble Tile.
Tiles can be purchased at Lowe's for about $5 a box.
Each box comes with 8-9 tiles.
When buying your tiles be sure to
check that all tiles are unbroken.
Also when purchasing the Tumbled Marble Tiles make
sure to pick tiles that do not have too many pours.
Smoother surfaces are best for stamping.
Other supplies include stamps, like above a
uses an image and wording.
Also please be sure to choose clear stamps.
Ink used is Staz-On.

Don't have a chance to pick up tiles and
don't have stamps or Staz-On ink, no
problem I'll have more on hand.

Class when you bring your own supplies $5.
Class with supplies provided by me $12.

Please sign up for this class no later than
2 days prior to the class date you prefer.

Hope to see you all there!

Let's do the Monster Mash!

Hahaha, time to boogie!

I recently got the paper pad for
Sassafrass Lass's "Monstrosity".
I bought a few sheets at CKC last October and
made cute page of the Monsters-
(L-R)Spike, Gizmo, Booster and Zoey.

I'm so excited to have the paper stack now!

But this time I had something alittle more fun
in mind and came up with this altered notebook!

Crazy Cute, huh?
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Craftastic Challenge #14(05/17-06/15)~RAK~

I am no longer able to send packages
to international countries.
Participants must be in the US.

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 Sketch is brought to you by the talented Becky Fleck of

Layout Shopping List
Use at least 3 of the following items in a LO.
~ 3+ Photos
~ Butterflies or Birds
~ Color Teal
~ Black & White Photo(s)
~ Eyelet(s)
~ 3 types of Ribbon
~ Handmade Embellishment
~ Vintage Style
~ 3+ Buttons
~ Twine
~ Decorative Border

(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.
This Sketch is brought to you by the talented Becky Fleck of

Outta the Box
I like many of you take tons of photos and sometimes I much rather find a faster way of making them into an album. Mini Albums are AMAZING. There are so many ways to make them. You challenge this month is to make a mini album with some of those unscrapped photos. Need inspiration check out this tutorial.

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 #14"
and the Title(s) of your project(s).
Challenge ends June 15, 2010.

I am no longer able to send packages
to international countries.
Participants must be in the US.

Now for goodies!!
Here is the Prize:

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

Challenge #13 Winner!!

So sorry about the Delay!
Challenge #13 got such a great response!
I hope to see an even better
turn out for Challenge #14.

So with out further hesitation
our winner for
Craftastic Challenge #13 is:


Congrats, Amy!
Here's is Amy's layout "Cowboys":

Amy please send me an email with your address!

Because we had 18, yes 18 total entries Amy will
recieve all the yummy goodies added to her box!

Thank you as always to everyone who played along!
Make sure to check out Challenge #14!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Flower Class

I have everything ready for my first in home class!!
(Or at least I hope everything is ready.)
The first class is all about flowers!
We'll be making the ones below.

Attention Local Ladies:
This class will be held both Wednesday and Saturday and
you Can sign up for the day that suits your schedule best.
Class runs from 11AM-2PM. Class is $10.
You can sign up either by email.
*** UPDATE ***
Wednesday Class is Full!
We still have openings for Saturday.

Thanks to the wonderful blog world and
I'm found so many new ways of making flowers.
Thank you to all the crafty ladies out there.

Congrats to by Buddy Erin!

Erin is Celebrating her Gradution today!
I'm so excited for her!
So to help celebrate with her, though may
miles apart I made and sent her this card!

Congrats, Erin!
You've worked hard for this day!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Slice Die Cutting System

Mom recently Upgraded to a Cricut Expressions and
is selling her Slice, assorted Design Cards & accessories.

She has them up on Ebay here
or look it up by the Item number: 130390791399.

This Machine is practically NEW, mom has only
used it a couple times for simple projects.
So hurry on over and check it out!
Did I mention there is 22 Design Cards in the lot??

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day & More

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day.
Justin and I spent the evening with my amazing Mom
and we watched one of our favorite movies Miss Congeniality.
Justin got mom a foot spa machine! Very Cool!
And of course we had to have a card.

I used my Gypsy, Give a Hoot, Mini Monograms,
and Gypsy Wanderings to create the card above.

I've been pretty busy here at home and away :).
Weekend before last we spent time in El Paso with
family and alittle time at the casino in Ruidoso, NM.
That was Fun and Justin and I got a nice chunk of cash :).
With the winnings we bought a few new
things for the house like curtins and such.
I'll be posting my mini make over of the living room soon :).

Recently I became a consultant for Tupperware :)!
I'll be having my Grand Opening this Friday Night!
I'm excited and Terrified :).
I've also taken on a new challenge!
I'll be teaching scrapbook classes in my home a few times a month.
With all the changes, I've had little
time play with getting things pre-pared.

But I do have a couple projects I've slowly been working
on and will be showing off here in the next couple weeks.
Take for instance the birdhouse below.
I bought this for $.50 at a rumage sale :).
This is the before photo.

No after photo yet!
It's still missing something.
I'll figure it out soon.

Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

10 Entries so Far!

So Far Craftastic Challenge 13"
has 10 Entries!! YAY!

So Here the prize and what's been added:

Now for every 5 Entries I will add each of
the following items in order of the photos.
1-Package Felt Pajama Stickers
Added at 5 entries

5-Heidi Swapp Stickers
(1-White Bird, 1-Black Bird, 1-Exclamations, 1-Arrows, 1-Damask)

10 Entries

What's left to be added:

1-Package Flora Doodles Flowers by Petaloo
"The Guy"

What's left to be added:
To Be Added at 15 Entries

3-Packages of Stamps
Art Warehouse "Celebrate Birthday Alpha"
Doodlebug Designs "Doodlebug Memories"
Scenic Route " Flourish Clear Stamp"

To be Added at 20 Entries.

If we reach more than 20 entries
Iwill add on to the extras!

Good Luck Ladies and I can't wait to see your work.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Bare Minimum - What Supplies are Essential! A Top Ten List...

What scrapbooking supplies do you need above all others?
What is it you can't live without?

Here's my short list:

1) Cutterpede Trimmer from EK success, or if I'm using Felt or Chipboard then the Fiskar Rotary Trimmer.
2) Glue Glider Pro & Refills
3) Supper Adhesive Tape from
4) Tweezers
5) Creative Memories Circle Cutter
6) Bazzill Cardstock
7) Glue Dots
8) Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
9) Brown & Charcoal Chalk Inks
10) Crop-a-dile

Tell me your favorites!
What is it you can't live without?