Saturday, December 17, 2011

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

Happy Saturday!
I can't believe that Christmas is a week away! Wasn't Halloween yesterday? :)  well I have started this coming week being out of town as I mentioned yesterday. It's really not a "fun" trip; rather a necessity, but I will squeeze in a little bit of fun with a friend nonetheless!
I wanted to share with you a card made for one of my boys teachers. I love this image as it is fun and cute! Penguins just make for adorable images I guess! This is from The Cats Pajamas. I colored in the image with my Copics and added some Our Craft Lounge Sparkly  Fluff to the stockings and hat. Dp is Cosmo Cricket and I used my MS border punch for the middle panel. I finished the card with some bling and red cord and popped up the image in the centre.
Thats about it for me today! Thanks for taking a peek and stopping by! I will be quiet the next few days until I get back, but will have more to post then! Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy Holidays! Our Craft Lounge

Happy Friday everyone!!

It has been a hectic week for me trying to get everything done.  I have to leave out of town tomorrow until Tuesday, so I have been busy getting everything organized for the hubby to ensure the kids bring presents, goodies, etc. to school Monday and Tuesday.  I know he is tickled to have to be left attending the school parties and being the class mom! ; ) He really is a trooper!!

Today, I wanted to share with you a card made with an image from Our Craft Lounge.  These guys are just so cute!! Our Craft Lounge is having a sale, so if you haven't already, check it out!! There are some good deals!!

For this card, I decided to whip out my neglected colored pencils and gamsol for a softer look on the image.  I used my Spellbinder dies for the cut out of the image, MFT's Die-namic snowflake trio die, and my MS border punch for the leaves.  The dp is MME.  I finished off the snowflake with some Stickles and a rhinestone and tied it in with some skinny ribbon.  I always have to have some bling going on!! : )

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek!! Have a great Friday!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's a sign...

No really!! It is! I have created a canvas sign for the holidays to take place of my usual sign I made for  removing shoes in the house.  I am a bit OCD in this matter, but it keeps me from mopping my floors every day!! :) 

For this sign, I used an 11x14 canvas, some acrylic paints, acrylic paint markers, some crystal embellishments, and finished it off with some glitter glaze for the sparkle.

You will see in the next sign my terrible handwriting, so for this one, I used a template that I cut out using a Cricut.  That allowed for much better looking letters.  I really wanted to leave it very clean and Christmas like, so just the basic Christmas colors. 

The first sign I made for everyday use is made with some acrylic paints, acrylic paint markers, and the negatives of MFT's Die-namics Flourishes die.  My handwriting is atrocious, so kindly look over that... lol!  I am hoping to make another with better writing....

This sign I wanted it to look a little shabby chic in the colors to match the entryway of my home.  As for both signs, I place them in a large easel which I bought at Hobby Lobby. 

A very simple project that can add some personality to your decor even if it is not to remove your shoes!! Thanks for peeking and hope your holiday activites are keeping you on your toes! I am happy to say that I am done with shopping, cards, and decorating!! Woot! I now hope to get more inky!! Have a great day!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Another blip on the radar...

Happy Friday everyone!
I know it's been another long silence from me and I apologize. But my family has to come first  and lately, they have needed it and had taken away my crafting time.  But thats ok... Very few come to visit here anyway! :)
Anyway, I wanted to share a graduation card I made for a friend. Very simply made, (the ones I love!) And used with an inexpensive Studio G stamp. Cs is American Craft and the die is from Spellbinders. I finished it off with ribbin, and the inside edge is from The Cats Pajamas.
Thanks for peeking! Have a great day!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!! I hope you have something fun and ghoulish planned for this evening!! My boys are excited for trick or treating tonight and last night they decided to paint their pumpkins- like Angry Birds!  It came out great and dh and I did some of the detail outlining, but the boys did all the planning.  The picture is below. 

Today I just want to share a quick card I made using The  Cat's Pajama's set of Little Pumpkin.  These penguins are just the cutest!! I colored the main image with Copics and  used some old dp I had that I do not know who made.  I finished off the card by rounding the corners, adding some fun twine from MFT, and a button. 

Simple and cute that I wanted to get out in the mail.  (Which was before this post! LOL)

Here is the picture of my kids pumpkins...

I hope you all have a great day and Halloween!! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A very quick manly birthday card

Hi everyone! Wow! It's amazing how your week of having nothing becomes full of appointments in an instant!  Mostly for my kids, but appointments nonetheless!
I had a free 30 minutes that I thought I would whip up a very quick birthday card for a friend that I always seem to screw up his birthday!  It's very simple but says exactly the truth! Lol!
I used MFT's die-namics stamp set and Basic Greys Granola collection. The outside tab is from the die collection of The Cats Pajamas. I distressed the edges, used Tim Holtz Distress ep for the top of my embellishment and popped up the center sentiment.  I finished it off by using sone distress ink all around.  The inside sentiment is from MFT's tongue in cheek collection... It says "Hell has officially frozen over." It's quite appropriate for this friend.. Lol!
Thats about it for me today! I'm now off to my kids award ceremony and another appointment! Ugh...  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Quick Teacher Gift

Happy Saturday!
Hopefully you have something fun planned for the weekend enjoying some of this Fall weather!  My kids are off this week for Fall break which we are not used to.. We have never had a Fall break in the last school we were at so this is a nice change! We are taking a small family vacation so I will be posting from the road.  On another note, I have mailed to those who have contacted me the blog candy you have won! :)
I was in the process of making a thank you teacher gift when my child decided he wanted something else for her that apparently he says she really needs! So... That left me with an unfinished project to share, but I do have one I made in the spring for his last teacher that I did not get to post. It is above. (Blogging on the go doesn't allow for moving pictures...) For this project, I used coasters which I covered with dp by DCWV and used my Crop a dile to make the holes for threading. I thread the coasters with some twine and utilized some large ric rack for the back and sides.  For the front, I made it look like a chalkboard and printed out a tiger from the computer which I cut out and popped up.  His class were the tigers and known as the Two-riffic Tigers. The teacher was in need of new white board markers which I filled it with.  This is rather simple and a quick gift that you could make unique for someone to place on their desk!
Thank you for stopping by and if you are one of my blog candy winners, be sure to get in touch with me! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Another winner!

Hi everyone!

Happy Wednesday... I have the 4 winners for the paper giveaway! Not too hard considering there were not many if you for the random numbers to be chosen! Lol! Thank you all for entering and I will have more giveaways over the next few weeks! 

Sorry I am not posting a project today, but will tomorrow! I'm working in a thank you teacher gift for my sons teacher so hopefully our will be posting worthy! :)

On to the winners:

Here are your random numbers:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Totally CUTE... They are getting so tall,oh my goodness. Great photo of them together.

Tanya said...

Hi Deborah! Thanks so much for the chance,I already follow ya,though #1 never wins,lol. Thanks! :D

Vicki said...

Already a follower (from the blog hop). Thanks for the chance to win.

How Sweet of you to have a Giveaway! I would Love to win ,since I don't have a lot of different Papers. I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win! :0) cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Timestamp: 2011-10-05 15:16:06 UTC

Please email me your information and I will get those goodies out to you!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great day!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Blog Candy Winners

  Winners!! Winners!!!

Thank you everyone who stopped by to take a peek during the Blog Hop this weekend!!  All your comments were very kind and I look forward to visiting all the new blogs of those who left me your links!! We have some winners!! If you weren't chosen, I have some candy that I am giving away until Wednesday! So you have time to enter again! Just click the picture at the top right!!

For Saturdays giveaway of the Cosmo Cricket, American Crafts, and Ippity stamp, here is the winner:

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-10-03 14:19:21 UTC

Amanda said...

Wow! U really put some time & effort n2 this project & it is amazing! Luv it! Following via GFC! Thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

Amanda... please email your address so I can get your goodies out to you!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ghoulish Blog Hop- Day 2

Happy Sundayand welcome to day 2 of Angela's Craft Corners Blog Hop!  If you have begun here then you need to hop to Angela's Blog at http://theblingtheory. first!
Today, I have created a Halloween tag and one of my first altered art types. I'm not great at altered art, but I really like it and feel like Halloween is perfect for it!

I used a digi download for the images but used MS dp for the covering of the tag.  I added some black feathers and metal embellishments along with coordinating ribbon. The images are popped. I used PTI's Spooky Treats II set for the stamped sentiment on the back. My intention is to attach this to a  wine bottle which is why I chose witches brew.  I finished the tag by distressing the edges and doing direct ink to paper distressing using Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink.
Thanks for taking a peek and the next Blog that you will be hopping to is Patricia. She is Eleventh on the list! Follow the link here:

I've got another blog candy giveaway for today which is a Rusty Pickle Halloween Collection papers, stickers, and alphabet stickers! I apologize for no picture as I'm doing this post on the road! I had to  go to the airport early this morning.. I will edit and post a picture as soon as I get back home. Again, this is open to  those in the US... Sorry!  I will pick a random winner tomorrow AM for both yesterday and today! Good luck!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Ghoulish Hop on World Card Making Day!

Happy Saturday and World Card Making Day!! But first really, I have to say Happy 10th Anniversary to my dh... It has been an adventure and I am looking forward to many more the next 10!!

I am excited to be part of Angela's Craft Corner's Ghoulish Blog Hop this weekend! If you have begun here then you need to hop to Angela's Blog at  
Thank you for stopping in and being able to peek at the many great projects ahead as well as your chance to win some Blog Candy!! My project is a haunted house candy jar.  It started off as a plain paper mache house which I painted and turned into something fun for Halloween.

Here is the front of the house.  I started off  with using Tim Holtz Distress EP  around the windows to give it a "broken" feel.  From there, I painted the entire house inside and out with black acrylic paint except the roof which I used metallic acrylic paint for a copper look.  Once dry, I lightly went over the roof with some black paint to make it look old.  I followed that up with using Modge Podge on each side, one at a time, and covering it with black glitter.

One side of the house. Here, I used a MS sticker of a tombstone.  I added some spainsh moss around it.  For the windows, I used some orange textured cs run through the CB with the sticks embossing folder, cut out to size and used some decorative scissors for the ends.  I then ran over lightly with a sponge and black ink and popped it up using some mounting tape.

For the chimney, I used some craft wire and some decorative bat appliques  for the look of the bat flying out.  I added some black feathers and spider webs to finish it off.

This is the inside with candy.

The left corner of the house I used some mini picket fences that I had for quite some time which I painted and added some glitter to.  I then glued it to the corner of the house adding some moss and feathers for the finished touch.

This is a closer look of the tombstone side.  I did add some googly eyes to the windows which first, I placed some transparent sheets on the inside for the eyes to stick.

Finally, the front area, I bought a mini broom which I cut to size, painted and added some glitter to place on the front. The door was made running it through a CB folder and distressing it with a sponge and ink.  I used PTI's sentiment from Spooky Treats II to cross over the door.  I then finished the house by adding some ribbon along the bottom side and adding some chipboard over it for stability.
I really had a great time making this project and cant wait to place this on our coffee table for the holidays!! Thanks so much for peeking and the next Blog that you will be hopping to is Patricia. She is Eleventh on the list! Follow the link here:

Just leave a comment for your chance to win 2 great candies!! You will be entered to win 40-50 total sheets of  6x6 paper of Cosmo Cricket collections of Girl Friday and Ever After as well as American Crafts collection of a la Carte.  You will also receive an Ippity stamp called A Bit of Burlap. Perfect to create a little ghoulish item of yours!!    (Sorry... this is only open to those living in the US.)

Friday, September 30, 2011

World Card Making Day! (Eve)

Happy Friday and World Card Making Day Eve!!

Tomorrow is the official day of World Card making day and I will have some projects to share with you the whole weekend!! I will be participating in Angela's Craft Corner's Blog Hop that you don't want to miss! Candy to be won and some great Halloween ideas to be shared! On top of it all, it is my dh and my 10 Year Anniversary tomorrow and we have a great night planned for us, so I will spend tomorrow with the family.  I can't believe it has been 10 years for he and I but it has certainly been 10 great years!!

Today, I want to share with you a card I made at the end of the school year in June which I did not get to post due to our move.  It is fitting to post this today as I am needing a teacher card inspiration for one of my son's teacher.  We found out yesterday that he will be moving to a different class with a new teacher due to the rising number of kids in 3rd grade.  The school had to add another class and my son was one who was randomly picked to be moved.  I am not happy about that but am happy that the student number will be smaller.  DH and myself really love his current teacher and being military, we move so much as it is, the last thing we want is to bounce our kids to new teachers throughout the year. {sigh} what do you do?  Anyway.... here is my card:

For this card, I used Our Craft Lounge set for the sentiments while the dp was the main focus of the card.  I used MFT's spiral Die-namics for the top of 'teacher' with some Cosmo Cricket chipboard pin head.  I do not know who made the dp, but the alphabet dp on the bottom is Bazzill.  The bits of color on the sentiments are colored in with Copics.

Don't forget that there is still time to enter for my Blog Candy of 100 sheets of 6x6 Wild Asparagus paper!! Click here to enter!! I sure hope you join us this weekend for the Gouhlish Blog Hop and your chance to win more candy!! 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

In Sympathy

Happy Wednesday!!

I just wanted to share with you a quick card I made for a close friend of mine who lost her mother recently.  Her mother liked the color blue, so I really wanted to capture those colors and her style in the card.  

I used K&Co dp accented with some crystals and a large paper flower made by Recollections.  I stamped the sentiment on a small chipboard tag which I colored and distressed using Tim Holtz distress inks.  The sentiment is stamped using Bamboo ink from Momento with PTI  On a Limb set.  I finished the chipboard with some mini brads and popped it up with some mounting tape.  The base is SU! confetti cream cs.

Don't forget about The Ghoulish Blog Hop with Angela's Craft Corner this weekend! Click the icon for more information.  I am excited to share my project that I am working on!  It should be a 'Ghoulish' time with some goodies to be won!! 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Super Birthday and Blog Candy!

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend and did something fun! I had been putting my house together after family had been in town so nothing too fun!

Last Monday was my twins birthday and they were so happy to receive a few items they had been asking for.  I made them a card each which I love doing because even though they are boys, they still really appreciate the handmaking of my cards and save all that I have made for them!

For this card, I used MFT's Pure Innocence line with matching chipboard for a popped up effect.  I colored in the image with Copics and used The Cat's Pajamas Happy Birthday sentiment from A Beary Good Year.  I cut out some stars using my nesties and finished it off with some metal dots.  The green background on Happy Birthday was colored with Copics to match the paper which I believe I have had from the $ spot.  The inside sentiment says "To a Super kid!'  I made two different styles of this card.

Here is a quick photo of my boys on thier special day with dad and Uncle:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Fabulous Birthday

Happy hump day!!

It's crazy that I have so many birthdays to remember this month, including my twins, that I am playing some serious catch up!  This week has already started off hectic with some family coming into town tomorrow, the kids sports, and the usual house stuff.  I told my hubby that so far my new craft room is nice to look at but there is not much action going on! : ) I guess I will need to re-train myself into being a night owl so I can actually create!

But for todays creation is a birthday card I made for a fabulous friend using The Cat's Pajamas set.  I love this one as it is not only cute, but the sentiment always makes me laugh.  Especially when making a card like I just did for a person whom it will fit perfectly!!

Here I used some American Crafts dp along with SU! PP and OO cs.  I utilized my long rectangular scalloped nestie for the center and colored the image with Copics.  I popped up the image and finished it off with some sheer ribbon, button, and kiwi twine from MFT.

This is the inside sentiment... always makes me giggle.  I mirrored a bit from the front the inside dp and edged the white cs with ink. 

That is my quick creation today and I thank you for stopping by to take a peek!! Don't forget about the Altered Pages' Blog Hop Oct. 1 and 2!! You can win some candy so be sure to stop in!! And speaking of candy... I have some to give away over the next few days!! Here's a hint... Who doesn't like paper? :)  
Have a great Wednesday!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

For Cammie.... my comeback post and new craft room

Hi everyone!!

I know it has been quite some time since I have posted anything.  These last few months have been an adventure to say the least with our move to TN from NC, summer vacation (we drove to CO), illnesses (you know that has to happen!), and beginning a new school year at a new school for the boys!!  Prior to our move, I had been creating here and there before the packers came to pack up all my things.  I will be posting those items to share.  We literally had the packers come the day after school let out and we were on the road to our new home a week later.

So, for my comeback post, I am dedicating this for Cammie. LOL!! She threatened me to post soon or she would have to come and force me to use my new craft room.  I wish I could have stopped putting together my room in an evil plot to make her come here, but I just couldn't.  :D I really wanted to get it finished.  I had to methodically think this new room since it is really the first time I have had an entire room to my hobby and I wanted to purge, clean, and set it up to what best works for me!!  I have some empty spaces, but I'm sure it won't be long before I use that up too.  For a start, this is a great set up for me since I really like to have everything at my fingertips. So, without further ado, I would like to share with you some pictures of my new space that I am excited to use!!

As you walk into my room

My island workspace/cutting table. Lots of empty space, but I will figure it out!

Cubby of alterable items

No space of the closet was wasted that I re-used some Ikea rails I had and some Ikea curtain clips to hang up my CB folders and the baskets to be used for other odds and ends. 

Inside the closet where I house my reference file of clear stamps and what little SU! stamps I still own.  Inside, I house large backgrounds stamps, acrylic paints, extra envies, etc. The other side of the closet houses my other hobby of jewelry making items.

Here I place my cs in Ikea Magazine holders and the ribbon rack I made. (apparently, I have way too much ribbon and would have been better off with a larger unit!! LOL! I have more ribbon in another drawer!)

I couldn't figure out where to place my 8x8 and 6x6 pads where I could see them and have them available, so used an office sorter which works out perfectly!

I created my 'L' shaped area with the help of my awesome hubby.  Everything is from Ikea.  On the left, I use that as my sewing and CB area.  I re-used more rails I had to hold my colored pencils and items I use often.  I still have all my SU! inks that I never use and just don't know what to do with. And for my liquid items and such, I used a spice lazy susan to hold it all. My Scor-Pal is easily accesible next to that.  The drawers holds my puches, glitter/embossing powders, binding items, envelopes, acrylic blocks, etc.

These shelves are re-used as well that uses to hold my kids Legos and I decided it was perfect to hold more ribbon and embellishments.  The ribbon jars are 1/2 gallon jars from Wal-Mart and the spice jars are from Ikea.  The large container holds all my yummy MFT bakers twine.  For an inexpensive Clip it up type thing, I used a curtain wire from Ikea that my husband drilled into the sides of my shelf brackets and it holds other small embellishments. Love it!

This is a DVD hanging file box that holds all my dies.  I love the simplicity of it.

Here is what it looks like on the inside.  Just like a hanging file system, but instead I used magnet sheets cut to size to hold my dies in place.  I have yet to place some dividers, but I know at least where my circles start and such! : )

Here is a close up of how I use the files.  (ignore my camera strap! lol!)

I hope you enjoyed peeking into my room and hopefully getting some easy ideas to organize items you have!!  Thank you for stopping by and for those of you who have been patient with me, thank YOU!!!

**Keep your calendars ready for a fun Blog Hop Oct.1 and Oct. 2 with The Altered Page!! You can click the badge for more info!!**

Monday, April 4, 2011

All You Need in Life.... MFTWSC13

Is definitely a friend with chocolate!!! Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed some good weather!

I thought I would start off the week with MFT's WSC on SCS.

I inked up another darling Pure Innocence stamp called Sending a Box of Love.

I colored in the image with my Copics and used October Afternoon's Thrift Shop dp for the panels.  I cut out the image and popped it up on a MFT's Die-namic die.  I also used the Hearts a plenty Die-namic die for the sentiment banner.  I added a button with some bakers twine and for some quick stitching, I used my faux stitch stamp by Paper Studio.  (I couldn't find my brown thread for my machine!)  I finished up the inside to complete the sentiment and card...

Don't look too closely as I had some ink on my block apparently and when I stamped, I got some of that ink on the panel!! I hate that!! Well, when I send this card I will have to put another panel on top and restamp carefully!

Well.. I am off to prepare for a meeting I am running tonight with my husband's unit and get a few things ready for our house hunting trip this coming weekend!! We are certainly staying busy around this house!! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous day!!