Sunday, September 19, 2010

Drive-by Scrap Lift!

Tally Scrapper DT Member Createdmonster
posted an neat challenge.
The requirements seemed simple,
until I got started, lol.

•Must use white cardstock as your background!
•One picture.
•One piece of patterned paper.
•No other color allowed other than the
picture and one piece of patterned paper.

I don't use white as a back
ground often so that was interesting.
Only one colored pattern paper?
And only Black & White other wise?
Hmmm, this was a challenge.

Oh but this was so much fun.
I got to use my stamps and play with
paint and these little roll on stitches.
I am pretty excited with the outcome.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Birthday Wishes...

This weekend we're visiting my
husband's family and his dad will
be celebrating his birthday.


Since my FIL is a Pilot I knew I
had to have a plane on the CARD!
It's cheesey I know!
Over the weekend at our Crop
I was showing friends
how to make shaker boxes.
The shaker box idea was still
floating around in my head
so I went with it.

I used the Boy Friend Line from
Cosmo Cricket, a cute little Airplane
stamp from Kaiser Crafts, Green Micro
Beads, & Cut Clouds on the Cricut
using the Going Places Cart, oh
and LOTS of foam tape :0) !

The basic idea for the card was
there, but Justin suggested the
Clouds so YAY for my co-designer.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sexy Can Class

A group of us did a preview
Sexy Can Class on Wednesday.

I'm so happy we did because one
of the ladies is moving away.
We're so sad to see her go,
but wish her the best in life.

I've asked the Ladies to email me
photos of their cans as they complete
them, so for now I'll share the one I did.

I made the flower using the
Tulle Flower Tutorial.

Scrapbook Sussies is one of my
favorite Kit Clubs and I love that
everything is picked for you and matches!
For this one I used the Sussies May
Kit featuring Tree House from Pebbles.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Oh to be a dog...

Our fur babies are great,
fun, lovable, and sweet.
I just wish they could pick up
their toys or at least the fluff
they remove from the stuffed toys
or the "Snow" as we call it.
(The only Snow we see here in AZ, lol.)
But no life is tough being a DOG.
Sleep, Eat, Play & Repeat!
Gosh, it's horrible.

J & I love our Monsters so much
though and I don't know what
we'd do with out them!

Lily is all our Lazy & Stubborn one.
But she's a great momma Dog, she loves
children and is great with Zoey.
Lily likes to grumble, and talk
back so we have to watch out, lol!

Booster is AMAZING! He does everything
he's told, and hates to be scolded.
He has however caught on to the attitudes
of the girls. Not good.
But his huffing is minimal:0)!

Zoey is the Baby. She's the most
spoiled, and demands the most attention.
She rules over the big dogs and has NO fear.
But we have to say she's one smart puppy!

Thanks for stopping by &
sharing a Dog day with us!

Whimsy Jar for Jennifer!

Jennifer won Challenge #16 and being that
she's local her and I were able to come up
with a different option for her prize!

I mentioned the Whimsy Jar and
Jennifer was up for the idea.

Normally I do use a Jar but I was
cleaning out a few things and ended
up with a few clear pails that the
Prima's come in and thought it was perfect!
I filled it with random goodies like,
buttons, brads, flowers, ribbon, tags,
metal hotel key numbers, and more.
Then I began the task of decorating it.
I used Crate Paper's Mia Collection to
make a belt for the pail and finished
off the belt with a corset back.

Jennifer received her whimsy jar this
evening so I've sure if she hasn't
already emptied it out she will soon!
Hopefully she can get it all out.
It was jam packed :0)!
A whimsy jar will have to be a prize
for future challenge soon!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


I admit I'm not really good at
cooking or baking and I normally
tend to avoid it :).

However the past few months I've
tried alittle harder to experiment.
I've been following Bakerella for
alittle more than 6 months.

A dear friend sent me her link and
since then I've been oohing and
aawing and saying,
"I don't think I can do that!"

As it turns out I can do that, however
I can't make them nearly as pretty!
Bakerella is an artist!
Here are her Cupcake Cake Pops:

And mine, the not so fantastic ones:

The ones I made have to HUGE
compared to Bakerella, opps.
I will admit they are very yummy!

Here's the rest of the batch, which
BTW are this crop night's treat!

Thanks for stopping by
and have a SWEET weekend!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


So You Think You Can Scrap
@ Tally Scrapper week 4 just ended.
We had to use a distressed paper,
paint and because I'm Nikki's team
we had to use HUG somewhere in our LO.

I used one of my favorite photos
from our little drive this past week.
I used Hug as my title.
Used Rock Candy a clear Crackle
paint on the blue strip and on the trees.
The large background paper
behind the photo was distressed.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Clothes Pin Tutorial

Yay, a new Tutorial!
It's been FOREVER!
True this one is Simple but I wanted to
make sure our girls for Crop had a how to!
Writing the instructions are hard
for me, so videos are much easier!

Don't forget if you make some please be
sure to share your link to your photos!
You will be entered into this month's
Craftastic Challenge #17 for Outta the Box!
Leave a comment with your
link on the Challenge Post :)!

In this tutorial I'll be going through
the steps for paper covering your clothes
pins and completing you gift set.
Kit's are available for local gals at crop.

Where you can purchase some of these items:
~Clothes Pins - Local Walmart, Target, Kmart in the laundry section
~Shipping Tags - Staples or local office supply store
~3/8" Tape - (more sizes available)
~Patter Paper - Local Craft Store (Taken from a 6x6 pad, for scaled down pattern)

Here's a link to the orginal post.
Clothes Pins!

Tutorials & more..

To keep myself on track I thought
I'd make a list for future
tutorials I'd like to complete :).

Here's a few ideas:
~ Clothes Pins
~ Coasters
~ Chipboard Techinques
from our recent class.

If you'd like to add more
to my list please leave a comment!

Also I get quite a few questions and don't
always answer so from now I'll try my best
to comment where your questions are :).
If for some reason I don't reply,
(I get side tracked pretty
easily, ask Jennifer, lol!)

Please feel free to email
me at

Pocket Card!

Nope no tutorial from me this time.
But if you'd like know how I made
this nifty card head over to Tally Scrapper!

One of the crafty ladies is hosting
a challenge to made your own pocket card!
I loved doing this card and the idea
of it being pockets is just too cool!
I hope you all give it a try too!

I'll be back in a few days to show you
how I got the leather look on the tags!
This was a very neat trick showed to me by a
fellow scrap chick at a recent class I hosted.

You can find the tutorial for
the Rosette Flowers Here.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Clothes Pins!

This weekend is a Pot Luck Crop!!
For something alittle different I thought
decorating Clothes pins could be neat!
I saw this particular project
including the tag on a few blogs,
like at Made by Nicole.

This is one of those projects that is always fun!
I did the same idea about 2 years
ago in a Christmas theme and
they went well at the craft show!

Below are 4 of 5 themes the ladies
can choose from for their Make & Take!

The Tags can be used later for a quick label for
a present, the clothes pins can be used upside down,
standing up on a flat surface to hold photos.
Or add magnet to the back to put them
up on the fridge to hold documents.
So many possibilities!

Tutorial for this project
can be found HERE.

Don't forget if you make some please be
sure to share your link to your photos!
You will be entered into this month's
Craftastic Challenge #17 for Outta the Box!
Leave a comment with your
link on the Challenge Post :)!

Thank you, Jennifer, for your help assembling the Kits!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Ceviche & More!

My poor blog has been lonely.

I've been in a funk and have
been working hard on getting
myself back to normal happy me.
This week hasn't made it easy!
Let's just say my car won't start,
mom lent me hers and it ended up with
a flat, and our garge door spring snapped.
Lucky us my car is at the shop, the flat
has been fixed on mom's, our garge door
is fixed and they delieved a new stove Friday.

Friday we had a lazy day, finally!
We made Ceviche! Yummmy!
Mom & I Love the ceviche they serve
at our local mexican seafood place.
We used the new Tupperware Steamer
and Chop & Prep, which btw both are AWESOME!
The ceviche was very yummy!

We had a recipe but didn't use it much :)!

2lbs Shrimp Chopped
1/2 lb Fish Filet Chopped
4 Tomatoes Seeded & Chopped
1 Cup Cilantro Chopped
1 Cucumber Chopped
1/2 Onion Chopped
3 tbs Tomato Sauce
Salt to Taste
3 Limes
1 Lemons Juiced
1 Avacado Chopped (Used as a garnish)

Season Shrimp & Fish with 1 Lemon Juiced and 2 Limes Juiced. Sprinkle with Salt. We used the TW Steamer and Steamed 1 lb at a time for 8 minutes. Same for the Fish. Once shrimp is cooked peel & de-tail, then chop. Chop fish as well. All chopped ingedients except should be mixed. Add & mix 1 juiced Lime and Tomato Sauce. Serve Cold with tortilla Chips. YUMMMM...

Hope you all have wonderful Holiday Weekend!

Craftastic Challenge #17 (9/3-10/1)

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 Scrapbook Etc.

Layout Shopping List
Use at least 3 of the following items in a LO.
~ 2 Wallet Size Photo
~ 5+ Buttons
~ Poka-Dots
~ Color Orange
~ Lace
~ Decorative Border
~ Ink
~ Bling
~ Dry Embossing
~ Staple(s)
~ 2 types of Patter Paper
~ Handmade Embellishment

(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
Daily house hold items are not normally thought
of to alter, but this round I'd like to see you
alter either binder clips or clothes pins!
Both are clever little photo holders.
Add magnets to the back of the clothes pins
to make them document holders for the fridge!
So many possibilities.

You can Find the Tutorial 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 #17"
and the Title(s) of your project(s).
Multiple entries for a challenge are welcomed!
Challenge ends September 30, 2010.

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

Now for goodies!!
As of this month, I'll be adding a mini
album to all RAKs when there are more
than 10 entries for the Challenge.

Here is the Prize:

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

Craftastic Challenge #16 Winner

Hello friends!

It's that time again to select a Challenge Winner!
We had just a few entries, but all wonderful!

Our Winner for Challenge #16 is:

Here's Jennifer's Lo.

Congrats Jennifer!
Since Jennifer is local she was
able to pick out her own prize :)!
So this means that this month's prize
will be posted for a future Challenge!

As always thank you all for playing along!