Friday, January 29, 2010

Beauty / Practical Scrappers Sketch

Hi all

This is for the Practical Scrappers Friday Sketch

Come on over and play...

This is a Picture of my Courtney in nfront of the Disney store @ downtown Disney.

I used Cricut cart.....

Storybook for the title
Home accents for the swirls
I got some K&Company papers and I think they are soooo pretty!
Martha Stewart scalloped boarder punch
EK Success corner punch
sm bow and ribbon bow
Pom pom ribbon
I cut out the butterfly's then pop dotted them ....
This was a fairly simple page for me.
Thanks so much and have a great day

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hello Kitty

Good morning all

First let me start by saying Congrats and welcome to all the new design team members at

Practical Scrappers This weeks challenge is using 2 or more patterned papers.

I made a Birthday card & matching box set of Hello Kitty.

This is for my Grand Daughter Lily's Birthday she will be 5 in May...Boy how time flys

I really like how this turned out ...

Card recipe

Cricut cart for Hello Kitty cut @ 3ins

Happy Birthday and polka dot papers are DCWV

Cuttle Bug embossing folder Happy Birthday


Polka dot ribbon ...I thought this matched sooooo well How lucky was that!

pop dots

Added pink flock to her bow and flower in her hair

a small pink button for the center of her flower

Flower button on the ribbon bow

EK Success holes boarder punch & Martha Stewart Small Heart boarder punch

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day



Saturday, January 23, 2010


Good Saturday to you all

I made this card for my Daughters fiance for his Birthday.

I have such a hard time making guy cards , but I think it turned out OK.

I do like the browns...I love earth tone colors... the card has a kinda country grunge feel to it.

I used

Cricut cart Indie art for the star cut @ 4 ins layered and pop dotted.

Gave everything an ink bath......

Used a tag and stamped a doodle on it and used just rite stamp for the title....

added some ribbon/jute garland/paper clips /buttons and a metal clip.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day



Thursday, January 21, 2010

Karen's doodles stamp

Good morning all

I got this Gorgeous ( FREE ) stamp over @ Karen's doodles

She has some great stamps....and if you follow her rules you can get any stamp you want for (FREE)....awesome huh! Stop on over before Feb 1st to get yours!

I choose this one it is called Love at first site...Isn't this the sweetest stamp.

I had to make a card with it , I haven't titled it yet ...but I will have it for a special someone when needed.....Thanks so much Karen
Entered this in sew many cards anything goes challenge.
I colored her with colored pencils and oms

Used cuttle bug embossing folder hearts

EK Success heart corner punch

Paper is Debbie Mumm

Stickled her bow the bears bow and nose

Liquid glass for the bears cheeks...

Pop dots

Paper raffia ribbon

Martha Stewart heart punch


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day



Monday, January 18, 2010

Agrrrr ! A Pirates life for me/ Practical Scrappers Challenge

Hi all

This weeks challenge over at Practical Scrappers is embossing of (ANY ) kind.

This was a fun easy challenge for me because I love to emboss.

Stop on by and give it a try... Practical Scrappers

I really like how this card & matching box turned out.

I made this Easel card for Ryan's Birthday he will be 6 on the 26th....

He loves Scooby Doo , Sponge Bob and Pirates... For this card I used

Cricut carts Paper Dolls for Pirate hats and hook.

Indie cart for the skull and cross bones.

Spell binders nesties

Cuttle bug embossing folder script


stickles Martha Stewart drippy goo punch

Chip board circle

ribbon and rope

Embossed lines with score pal

Distressed the edges inked everything.... doodled

Map , Birthday and beware of pirates all from the Internet.....

pop dotted everything....

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day



Friend Award

Hi all

Happy Monday....

Just to let you know I survived my Birthday party.

I had an AWESOME time My Family took me out to dinner and we came back to house for cake & ice cream (Yes Rose I had my ICE CREAM ) oh yeah Baby ...I LOVE ICE CREAM!

I really enjoyed spending time with my Family. So for all of you that have not reached 50 yet ( it's not that bad )

Then I got on my blog today checked my comments and I got this great award from Nanne

She is such a sweetheart ....And sooooo SUPER talented , I get a lot of inspiration from her!

Rules for this award are

List 10 things that knock your socks off......

1. GOD he is awesome!

2. My Hubby

3. My Family

4. Chocolate....Especially Ice Cream!

5. A trip to visit Mickey at DISNEY !

6. playing the!

7. LOVE to scrapbook & make card

8. Keeping in touch with all the great FRIENDS I have made in the blog world!

9. Twilight movies....I LOVE THEM ! ( EDWARD )

10. Just Life it's self!

Now to pass this on to 3 people

1. My home girl Rose

3. Sandy

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day



Sunday, January 17, 2010

My BIG Day

Good morning all
Well it is finally here my BIG day the day I am officially OLD my 50th Birthday.
As I look back at my years on this earth ... I used to be a spit fire I was wild, free spirited and a happy go lucky person. I got married at 16 yrs old to my Best Friend Bill we had been together since I was 13yrs old. ( And yes we are still together 34 yrs ). I had both my kids by 19yrs old.
Since I was so young being married and having kids I didn't have to many friends...So my Sister and I became BEST FRIENDS and let me tell you I don't know where I would be today with out her. I love you Bonnie thanks for always being there for me!
My 2 kids have blessed me with 2 of the worlds most Beautiful, smart loving Grand Daughters in the world.....My Daughter Tabatha gave me my 1st Courtney she is 6 now and they live with us that's why you see me scrapping her all the time.
My Son Bob blessed me with my 2nd Lily she will be 5 in May...I don't see her as much as I would love to but she is such a sweetie She has a smile that just touches your heart!
I have 3 Brothers & a Sister , I lost my Dad 6 yrs ago I am thankful I still have my Mom she turns 83 this year God Bless her.
I am thankful that my Hubby has a good job ( helps support my creative habit )
a roof over my head , a loving Family And I LOVE be a Grammy!
I am thankful I got to go to Disney as much as I did...I LOVE DISNEY!
I think I will always be a KID at heart.
As I look back threw all the ups and downs and I had a lot of downs...I wouldn't change one glorious second!
I might be a little ( ok a lot ) fatter, a little more cranky and slower but I made it to 50!
I am now in to scrapping & card making and I have made some of the most amazing FRIENDS
So thank you LORD for blessing me with such a WONDERFUL LIFE
Thanks to all that stop by my little piece of the web and sharing a little love along the way.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Snow / a late SOUS Challenge

Good Friday all

Well I made this for last weeks Stuck on U Sketches challenge....

I am just a little

Any way this is a layout of Courtney and Pap shoveling the snow we got .

She loves to help pappy and she had to hurry to get out there and help so she wore her PJ 's

Kids gotta love them......

I used

Martha Stewart snow flake boarder & corner punch

EK Success corner punch

Nesties / oval scallop

Cuttle Bug embossing folder snow flakes

Winter Woodland cricut cart for the title cut @ 2 ins added stickles and 3 D paint for snow ...

Made my own shovel paper piecing....embossed lines on it / inked pop dotted and added 3D paint and some snow flakes.

I had a clothe ruler but I didn't have enough so I made one out of paper ...inked added snow and snowflakes.

I used a clear pebble & Metal arrow to mark how many inches

computer made sub title ....printed and pop dotted/ added snow to the top of the pic

tulle for ribbon

added small snow flakes all over....

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day



Thursday, January 14, 2010

Three 4 one

Good Thursday to you all

It's great here cold but the SUN is finally shining YAY!

These are cards I have a hard time making but I needed 3 of them ....

Sympathy cards..A friend my Husband works with lost his Grandma this week and the guys always take up a collection and pass a card around . The 2nd one is a personal one from us.

The other one is a card for my Daughter Tabatha's friend Janet her Uncle is dieing.

I just never know what to put on these type of cards....

I got this cuttle bug folder the other day and I think it works great for sympathy cards.

So I made all three with the same embossing folder ...just a little different !

I used

Cuttle bug embossing folder ---bird with grass and for one I added the writing folder also

Nesties made sentiment & pop dots

ribbon & chalk

very fast and easy to make....

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day



Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Practical Scrappers/My turn Bling

Good morning

It is Tuesday and that is my day to shine at Practical Scrappers

The challenge this week is Glitter/Bling

come on over and give it a try......

I did a layout of My Grand Daughter Courtney trying to build a snow castle.

This was our first big snow of the season...

I made these squares for a MOJO Monday project that never came about they layed around for ages....I embossed them with cuttle bug embossing folder snow flakes , I don't remember what size I cut them....I matted them on purple card stock.

Martha Stewart boarder punch
Tore paper for the snow glittered the edges...
Cricut cartridge Christmas for the snow flakes cut @ 7ins & 2 & 2 1/4 ins glittered.
Paper dolls for Trees cut @ 6 & 4ins glittered, inked and added snowflake garland.
Winter Woodland for the Title cut @ 3ins used purple stickles for the magic and added snow caps on the letters.
Martha Stewart icicle punch for ice on the title
Winter Woodland for Branch cut @ 2ins added snow
Bird cut @ 2ins
Snowman cut @ 6 1/2 ins inked added buttons , glitter snow flakes and some snow.
Some purple gems , pop dots and lots and lots of glitter.....
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day

Monday, January 11, 2010

Playing with my new toys!

Hi all

Good Monday to you , hope it is a good one .....

I good a few AWESOME deals at Michael's after Christmas and I could not pass them up

I got ( 10 ) new Martha Stewart punches..I only paid $2.50 and $3.15 for them each

Would you pass them up? Oh and I got the double pack corner and boarder set that is reg $25

for $6.00....I never get such great deals so I was stocking up!

I also got me a couple new sets of Nesties...I love them ( NEED MORE )
Entered it in Frosted designs ink challenge
card recipe

I used

Vintage Girl from Internet

2 dollar stamps all u need is love & Happy Valentines Day

Heat embossed the all u need is love stamp with red embossing powder

stitched around the edge with sewing machine

Martha Stewart loopy boarder & corner punch

M>S heart boarder punch and heart punch

added glitter foamy hearts to them.....

Oval Nesties

pop dots


added some liquid glass to her shoes for a shiny look
cuttle bug embossing folder note paper and lips

ribbon and flower

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day



Friday, January 8, 2010

Thank you card and box

Good Friday to you all

I made this card for a good Friend

I used some of my new toys I got for Christmas

Card Recipe

Oval nestie


Martha Stewart boarder punch


Beautiful picture from the Internet added it to chip board

Cuttle bug embossing folder swirls
corner swirls from cricut cart home accents cut @ 1/ 1/2 ins
pop dots

I really like the simplicity of this card

I hope she likes it......

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day



Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Buttons, Buttons and more Buttons

Good Tuesday to you all

Over at Practical Scrappers we were ask to use buttons come on over and join in on the fun !

This is how I decided to use mine

I got this Church at Michael's , I painted it and found some sheet music on the Internet for paper along with DCWV Christmas stack paper.

The flourishes are from cricut cart home accents And the plant beside the door is from cricut cart joys of the season layered and sparkled.

chip board corners heat embossed for sparkle.

wood fence , small ribbon bows

Martha Stewart branch punch & icicle punch

I used some of my old Christmas pictures on the sides framed some with metal and chip board frames. chip board sign big white ribbon and a vintage angel glittered

Lots of Buttons I glued them and added Martha Stewart snow

glitter snowflake garland along the edge of the roof along with the icicles.

I added snow to the tops of the doors and door knobs.....

Lace and pom pom ribbon...
Ok I think that is it
I hope I inspired you
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Tutorial for Easel card box





Hi all
As promised here is my very first tutorial
1 piece card stock 11 x 8
score @ 6ins & 5 ins
turn on ( both long ) sides (11in ) score 1 in
fold all score lines / cut the small tabs as seen in pic
( PIC B )
fold tab on outside of box holder then glue fold top flap down to bottom flab
do this on both sides
you now have the box holder
It should look like a 3 sided box open in the front.
( PIC C )
1 piece card stock 7 7/8 x 7 ins
score 1 in in on all 4 sides ( see pic C )
cut small tabs, fold all score lines , and fold in to make a box ( see pic D)
you now have your drawer cut, you can decorate the front . I used my hole punch to punch a hole in the middle for your drawer handle ...I used a button and fastened it on with a paper clip
( see Pic E )
(Easel card )
1 piece card stock 11 x 6
1 piece card stock 6 x 5
2 pieces card stock 5 3/4 x 4 3/4
2 pieces of paper 5 1/4 x 5 1/4
score your 11 x 6 cs @ 3 ins & 6 ins then fold the score lines
here is the link for tutorial for card ( But use my sizes ) to fit the box
glue card on box and let your imagination run wild.....
Link for printable Calendar
I hope I didn't leave anything out if I did just email me and I will try to help you.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day

Easel Card with a twist

Hi All

Happy Sunday to you all

You all know how much I love my EASEL CARDS....Well this takes it up another notch.

I was surfing the net and came across an Easel calendar box with a drawer.

Well they didn't have any instructions and I really loved it and wanted to make it so I sat down this morning and figured out how to make one....
Mine is bigger than the ones I have seen, you could put notes with a small pen or paper clips etc... in it

I wrote down the measurements I will have to try to come up with some sort of tutorial...

But right now I just wanted to post it and show you all how nice they are.

I made this one for a Friend of my Daughters that she works with, she IS A PASTRY CHEF

and make the most AWESOME Pastries, she baked us cookies for Christmas so I made her a little thank you.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day



Friday, January 1, 2010

Winter Sniffles

Good morning and Happy New Year to you all

I made this tissue box cover for Practical Scrappers Winter challenge

Come on over and join us.... every week it is something new and exciting and some awesome talent show cased!

I used Debbie Mumm papers

pom pom ribbon

Cricut cart Joys Of the Season for Snowman cut@ 3ins and mittens cut @ 2 / 1/2 ins

Cricut cart Tear Drop for the font cut @ 2ins
added string and skittles and lace
I thought it made for a perfect winter time box.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day