Monday, May 31, 2010



As promised, I drew names and the winners of my Memorial Day Blog Candy are:

Cricut A to Z and cutting guide is - Whitney Cantrell

Gypsy A to Z and cutting guide is-  Mary Jean

Scrapcessories Bottle Caddy is- Paula C

Congratulations gals! Please email me at with your mailing address, and I will get these prizes out to you!

Memorial Day Week BLOG CANDY!!!

Hello to all of my fellow followers!!! I hope you all are having a fabulous Monday! I am going to make it even more fabulous with some goodies for THREE LUCKY winners!!! What do I have in store for you???

1 WINNER will receive a Cricut A to Z DVD and a cutting guide
1 WINNER will receive a Gypsy A to Z DVD and a cutting guide
1 WINNER will receive a Scrapcessories bottle caddy!

To win there a few RULES you MUST follow!!!

1. Become a follower. (If you are ALREADY a follower you get an extra entry!)

2. Post SOMEWHERE about my blog candy, including a link back to my blog. (It can be on a MB or your blog or wherever anyone can see!)

3. Post in the Mmm Mondays linky where you posted about my blog candy. (must post the direct link to the post, not just a link to your blog, but the ACTUAL post.)

4. Comment at least once on each blog entry I make this week, and get an additional entry for each comment! (Only one comment per post please)


I am trying to get one more PRIZE!!! SO KEEP WATCHING!!! Feel free to click on any of the ads that are on my page! Most of them have some great links to great deals!


This post will be kept at the top of the page until the drawing!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Birthday Bag and Tag

Hello to my fellow followers! I hope everyone is having a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! I am posting a few pictures of a birthday bag I decorated for a friends daughter who turned 4 last week. I used a plain white gift bag that you can get in packages at Michaels. I spritzed my own version of glimmermist on the bag with tim holtz distress reinkers and perfect pearls. It really makes a great decorator! I have to say that it is one of the things I use daily when doing my crafting! I used black StazOn ink to distress the edges of the tag. I heat embossed some flowers on the bag, and heat embossed ADDY on the tag. Her mom is a scrapbooker, so I know it will go in her scrapbook! Please feel free to leave a comment letting me know what you think! Thanks for looking!

Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Go WILD! Layout

I did this layout for my Branson trip so everyone was able to scrapbook their trip when they got home! The requirement was a 8x8 double page layout. I used Create a Critter for the title. I used prismatic paper from Best Occasions for that title. The title was outlined with black stickles. I used some variety of patterned paper, unsure of the maker of the grey and white patterned, but the paisley looking with browns and blues was Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby. The background paper was DCWV. I pierced the edges of the paper in the background, and distressed the edges with a paper distressor. I matted some twinchies, and added some sheer ribbon to finish it off. Please tell me what you think!

Friday, May 21, 2010

I've been slacking MOJO

Hello all! I am so sorry to keep you waiting! I have a few things I would like to post, but have yet to find the time or energy to do so. To make up for my apologies and lack of posting, I will be having a blog giveaway starting next week! Keep your eyes peeled and stay tuned!!! YOU WONT WANT TO MISS WHAT I HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU!!!

Thanks so much for your patience!

P.S.- My Branson crafting Vacation was fabulous!!! To see how many were there I've included a picture of the whole group! ENJOY!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I'll love ya, tomorrow!

Hello to my fellow followers! I am sorry for the lack of posting! I am leaving for Branson Missouri tomorrow, and can't wait for the weekend of fun with a bunch of crafty, scrapbooking lovers! A WHOLE WEEKEND OF CRAFTING!!! I can't wait!!! (Can you tell???) I will do my best to try to post at least once while in Branson. I am also creating items for Above Rubies Studio Design Team, those items you have to wait to see until they are listed at Club Ruby with instructions on how to recreate them.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Today I'd like to wish all those moms out there a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!

I saw Christina Aguilera on Oprah this week, and was really inspired by what she said. It really made me think about myself, and enjoy myself a bit more. Here is the quote that I copied from Oprah's website:

Christina says one of the major inspirations for her new album was giving birth to her son. "As women, our bodies go through such amazing things and we are superhuman. We give life, we give birth, we are our child's source of everything. Our bodies are not our own for a time period, and we givingly and willingly do so for our child. But then when we get them back, you feel that much stronger," she says. "I think it's pretty superhuman, and that's where the inspiration for Bionic came from."

Christina says she also feels sexier now that she's a mom. "Sure, I have a difference in my body than I had before, but I'm more confident in that knowing where I've been and coming full circle with that and feeling more comfortable in my own body," she says. "As a woman, you know what you want more, and you know how to get it."
I will leave you SUPERWOMEN with that!!!
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tags made for tag swap

Happy Hump Day to all! I hope everyones week is going fantastic! I know mine isn't going fast enough! As of today, I leave in ONE WEEK to go to Branson to meet some wonderful women and do some crafting for 4 days!!!! I'm looking forward to the relaxation, but I know it will be a lack of rest, as most of us are night owls!

On to the tags I made for my yahoo group. I really like the simplicity and vintage look of this!

 I cut the tag using Design Studio, and cut it with my Cricut Expression. I chalked the edges with Dark Brown Cat's Eye Chalk ink, I stamped the cute musical image with Timber Brown StazOn Ink (it's starting to dry up, time to buy a new pad!). I cut the swirl using Songbird, and used my Xyron to adhere it to the tag. Before I put the swirl on the tag, I spritzed it with my homemade glimmer mist (Tim Holtz style of course!) I made a paper flower using scallop circles from my nestabilities. I used some rhinestones to dress up and add a bit of bling. I hope you like it! I really wanted to keep it simple and make itso someone were able to put a name on or whatever for a gift.

Have a fabulous Wednesday! Thanks for looking!

P.S.- I seem to be having issues with the code copying for the entire picture of the tag. I will do my best to fix later, but this is the one photo that is my absolute favorite!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Congratulations Card

Hello everyone! Happy Monday to you all! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Did anyone do anything to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day on May 1st? I watched the Ustream that Megan from Above Rubies Studio put on! She has lotsa giveaways going on! Make sure to comment on the correct posts by clicking HERE. You have until Tuesday!

Well, on to the Congratulations card...

I had browsed through Mojo Monday's blog, and went with one of their card layouts for this one. I am sorry I don't have the direct link to the layout. I got some patterned paisley like paper from Hobby Lobby (on sale of course!) , and cut it into blocks and layered it on top of some brown recollections card stock, and layered that on top of a navy blue cardstock. I am unsure of the make on that one. I added stickles, chalked the edges, stamped the sentiment and voila! I got the butterfly by stamping it on the patterned paper, cutting it out and putting it on another card stock to make it sturdy. I added stickles to that as well to dress it up. I really like the effect I got! I hope you all did too!

close up of the butterfly:

Please leave a comment and let me know if you like or dislike! Have a wonderful day!!!