Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Teddy Bear

Hello all! I hope you all enjoyed the blog hop over the weekend! Did any of you win anything? I had one lucky winner of the Stampin' Up! Sale-a Bration stamp set on my blog. She will be getting it by the end of the week! On to my Teddy Bear birthday card.

I used alot from my stash- but am really happy with the outcome. What do you think?

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Hello all! Thanks to everyone who followed, or are still following the blog hop with Karelj. I sure hope you all enjoyed the great creations as much as I did! I actually have a favorite- and plan on recreating 2 of them for my mother in laws for Easter. They will get them at our house on the day before Easter for our easter family gathering. I can't say what it is- but I am sure they will love it!

So on to the winner of my blog candy.


xxsquigglesxx said...

Great holiday! Love your layout and the pictures of you two are adorable!

Thanks so much for the wonderful comments squiggles! You will be receiving an email from me shortly requesting your mailing address to send you the awesome stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Thanks to everyone who participated! I will be doing another giveaway soon- so stay tuned!

Saturday, March 26, 2011


This blog hop is all about making your own holiday! Last year My oldest daughter and I spent a day in Chicago together for mommy and me time, along with her birthday! :) It was a fun day of shopping, going to Build-A-Bear, staying at a hotel, swimming, and enjoying eating out without any interruptions! :)
The project I chose for this hop was a layout. These photos were taken about 5 years ago, and it was another day that was all about mommy and me, we had fun together for the day, and played with the webcam. This is what was created! I used Recollection flowers, Prima Flowers, SU pearls, spellbinders ovals to cut the journal tag, the mini flowers are recollection, and the cardstock is Moxxie. I love this line- but am limited to my stash, and wanted to use it for a special layout. I thought this was the perfect for it!

Thank you for following the hop! Please leave a comment below for a chance to win goodies from Karelj, and for one winner to win the Bliss Sale-A-Bration Stampin' Up! Set. If you aren't a follower, please become one to be entered to win the stamp set from me. Leave your email address in your post below using the word AT and DOT in place of the symbols. A winner will be drawn on Sunday evening at 9PM CST.

To continue on your journey of the blog hop follow the links below!

1. Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity at

2. Janice at Cricut Confessions at

3. Summer and Jennifer at The Cricut Diaries at

4. Denine at Pumpkin and Spice at

5. Colleen at Col’s Creative Corner at

6. Mistyrose at Sweet Magnolia Rose at

7. Ellen at Card Monkey at

8. Rachel at Suburban Crafter

9. Monica at Scraps 2 Treasure at

YOU ARE HERE---> 10. Jen at Young’s Scrapping at

11. Becka at Creations With Becka at

12. Jamie at Glitter, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! at

13. Michelle at Peanut Butter and jelly Designs at

14. Celeste at Touched By A Butterfly at

15. Leah at Leah’s Card Designs at

16. Calie at Calie’s Creative Corner at

17. Audrey at It’s A Beautiful Life at

18. Bonnie at A Scrap Above at

19. Diane at Crafting This Moment at

20. Nicolette at Beyond Scrapping at

21. Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping at

22. Kathryn at Creations With Kathryn at

23. Yolie at Just Yolie, Just Create at

24. Patti at Short ‘N Scrappy at

25. Krista Orr at Scrapaleupagus at

26. Kay Craig at 100 Things at

27. Jane Hollon at Sneezy’s Ramblings at

28. Jennifer Anderson at Scrappin’ Lil’ Turtle at

Friday, March 25, 2011


Blog Hop This Weekend
March 26-27, 2011
Theme: Make Up Your Own Holiday

Hop begins at 12:01 AM EST Saturday, March 26

Hop ends 11:59 PM EST Sunday, March 27

Karelj is offering an over-all blog candy for those who are hopping along with us. She thought it would be fun to have some holiday-themed candy for this hop--but, of course, made-up holiday items were hard to come by! She decided to do a whole bunch of *regular* holiday themed stamps for you to enjoy.

Fiskars- an assorted holiday set
All Night Media- an alphabet set
Family Memories- a set of 100 plus clear stamps AND a storage case
5 sets of clear stamps from various dollar bins in big box stores

How can YOU win them?
Follow along the blog trail, leaving a comment on each and every blog. On Monday, Karelj will ask her buddy Randy ( to select a blog number (from the list), a day (Saturday is one, Sunday is two), and a comment number from that blog. Please make sure you have left a reliable way to contact you (email is best, in the safe format of **** at **** dot com ) so you can be notified by her personally. If you don't, she’ll have to select another winner.

What will you win from me?

The Bliss Sale-a-Bration Stampin' Up! Stamp set!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Mo Digi

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a fabulous week! Spring hit- and so did a snow storm here! YUCK! I am so ready for spring. This card I made using Mo's digi stamp. Isn't she cute? She is colored with prismacolor pencils using the gamsol technique. I had some embossed panels in my stash, along with some grosgrain ribbon. I hope you like her as much as I do! The little flowers are Recollections. I love these, and sad that Michael's has discontinued them! :( I bought them on clearance for $1.50! I should have bought more! Silly me. I used a SU stamp, and chalked the edges of the image and sentiment with cat's eye chalk ink.  I hope you enjoy the card! Let me know what you think! :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Think Spring

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend!

Todays post is showing some wooden tulips that I altered to make a cute spring decoration. I used Tim Holtz crackle paint to cover the tulips. I sanded the edges to give it a worn look, added some Prima Say it with Pearls, SU pearls, and a little sentiment banner to finish it off. Tell me what you think! Does it get you "Spring inspired?"


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Newest Addiction Part 2

Today's post is more of my newest addiction. STICK PINS! I am really happy with how these turned out! I bought some old beaded necklaces and bracelets from my local thrift store, and seperated them. I am pretty happy with how they turned out. I even added tulle to on set of them. I decorated a shipping tag with my own glimmer mist to have a nice way to display these stick pins. Let me know what you think! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Brother in Law!

Today's post is not the springy posts I've been posting this week. Today's post is a card I made for my brother in law. I used an ATC card from a swap I was in. This beautiful ATC card was made by Tammy Reidy. I thought it was perfect for a male inspired birthday card. I used ribbon from my stash, and the stamped sentiment is from a Stampin Up set. I also had some embossed card panels in my stash for the base. I made this card for my brother in law, Kevin. He and my sister are enjoying themselved in Las Vegas right now!!! I told them to stuff me in their suitcases! They didnt like that idea! HAHA! Have a Happy Hump Day everyone!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Handmade spiral roses

Today's post shows the fun flowers I made for a friend of mine. They are easy to make, and fun too! :) I used my homemade glimmer mist to add some shimmer to these beauties.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ready for Spring?

I dont know about you- but I enjoyed my winter- got to do alot of sledding, and even snowmobiling too! I am now ready for spring. Not the messy, muddy, thawing spring, but the sunny days, the budding flowers and trees, and the nice walks, bike riding, and warmer weather. My husband and I purchased a new bike and bike trailer to use over the spring, summer, and fall. With gas prices hiking around here, I'll be sure to use that more often... and I'll be able to incorperate weight loss too! Killing two birds with one stone is so much easier!

Today's post is showing some flowers I created. I always have fun making these flowers, and will post a video soon on how I make them. I did these differently than I normally do, so I could use up some beads that I had laying around. Please let me know what you think of these flowers! Have a great week!

Friday, March 4, 2011


So my newest addiction -and the latest craze is making decorative stick pins for projects! You can use beads of all sorts, and corsage pins, along with a little glossy accents to secure them! Thanks to the gals on the Cricut Messageboard for helping me learn how to make these!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My birthday MONTH!

I got an email from The Knack which is through Michaels. I got an awesome coupon because of my birthday, and thought I'd share! Click on the picture and print! :) ENJOY!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

With heartfelt thanks

I made this card using the doily cut on the Wild Card Cartridge. Its a great thank you card! I added some primas, a button, some hemp twine, and a bit of viva decor to dress it up. I like its simplicity. The sentiment was used from some vellum stickers I had from a card pack. Please let me know what you think! Thanks for looking!