30 November 2009


I hope it is a great one filled with love, laughs and memories (and some goodies too!) HUGS!!!!!!

Quick Christmas Card for Practical Scrappers

This card is so quick and simple. I used flock for the reindeer's body, stickles like crazy on the snowflakes and some ink. There you go! LOL! Simple fast and I think sort of cute!

If you have not visiting PRACTICAL SCRAPPERS yet you are truly missing out! WHAT is taking you so long to be inspired to USE YOUR STASH!!?!!? I promise you will NOT be disappointed, hope to see you over there soon!

29 November 2009

12 days of Christmas FINISHED!!!!

I have some pictures but cannot share just yet. I am packed, wrapped and ready to go out! Pam it is coming in two different boxes (going to cost me an arm and a leg to send them LOL!) so be on the look out!!!!! One has all your days and the other is for the girls and some other goodies! Enjoy! Here is a small teaser!

WOOHOO Blog award!

I received this amazing award from Steph over at http://stephaniecastrodesigns.blogspot.com/. She does amazing work and is so sweet and kind. I appreciate that she shares all her work with us! Such an inspiration, thank you sweetie for nominating me for this award!

So here are the details for this awesome award:
Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
Copy the logo and place in on your blog.
Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers.
Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

So 7 things about me:
1. I love milk and white chocolate.
2. I never think my work is good enough.
3. I love handmade gifts, I keep all the ones that Hubby makes me!
4. I love trashy romance novels along with true stories, fiction and mystery books.
5. I am a war vet.
6. I used to collect red apples, manatees and snowmen (for Christmas).
7. I am not very good at keeping surprises!

7 amazing bloggers:
1. Lynne
2. Betty
3. Kisatrtle
4. Kathrin
5. Karel
6. Crystal B
7. Kim S

TheScrapMaster is hooking you up!

She is so excited! I agree she has MANY reasons to celebrate! She has hit a few milestones on her blog, want to know what they are and how to celebrate with her!?!? CLICK HERE!!!! WOOHOOO!

28 November 2009

Caitlyn is 2-almost!

I am starting to make the decorations for little misses birthday next week. I am not doing too much this banner, and a centerpiece then some random mickey heads cut out and put on the wall. Nothing fancy, after all she is only two! LOL!

26 November 2009

Practical Scrappers STICHING Challenge

Do you have lots of supplies you promised you were going to use and then did not? Do you feel overwhelmed with all the choices in your scrap space? Do you want to use your supplies but are at a loss of how? Then come on over to PRACTICAL SCRAPPERS and we will help you use what you have!

This week the challenge was to use STITCHING somewhere on your layout/project. Well since I cannot sew a button on to save my life I used STAMPS! WOOHOO! Can you tell all where I used them? Yep that is right, I used them to border the four pictures, and as the flight patterns on the butterflies. How would you use stitching? There are tons of ideas over at PRACTICAL SCRAPPERS hope to see you there!

Kruemel is offering blog candy! WOOHOOO!

In honor of her hitting 20,000 visits and 400 posts my dear friend Kruemel (her MB name) is offering some awesome blog candy from GERMANY! WOOHOO!
Stop on over and check out her BLOG <-----Click there and sign up for the awesome blog candy!

5 things I am thankful for today

I am so blessed. I am so thankful for everything big and small. Here are my top five. Won't you play along?

1. Family and Friends- in real life and virtual, everyone plays a special place and I am so blessed to have my hubby and daughter with me this season.

2. Employment-this time last year we were unemployed (Dh had just gotten out of the military) so having the security and safety of a job is a huge stress reliever, blessing and sigh of relief.

3. A safe, warm house with clothes on our backs and food in our bellies. We often take this for granted but it means so much, it is the foundation of our lives.

4. All the service personnel that are or have served in the armed forces or as contractors in the many wars/ and conflicts our country is in, without them we would not be free to express, live and create as we wish.

5. Scrapbooking/Crafts, it helps me de stress and relax in our hectic lives.

24 November 2009

Scrap Sketch 186

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Stephanies designs!? They never cease to amaze and astound and MOTIVATE me! I have shared her site www.scrapsketch.com with probably twenty or more other scrappers and they all feel the same way. I am so blessed she choose me to be a part of her wonderful design team! Here is my submission for sketch 186. Don't forget to pop on over to see TONS of other sketches and what my fellow DT sisters are doing with them!

19 November 2009

Practical Scrappers Paint Challenge

I cannot post the actual project, as it is a gift but if you want to see it you know where to go! HUGS!

18 November 2009


Here are two quick and simple gratitude cards that I whipped up during naptime today. One was for the real life blessing that my landlords wife did for us yesterday. After we woke up from naptime (yes I nap when she does!) we were blessed to find a HUGE box of toys, games and books from them to us for little miss! I was teary all day long! It warms my heart to know that real life kindness still exists. The other was for another neighbor, that was long overdue.

15 November 2009

Everything but the Kitchen Sink challenge

I loved this sketch but my brain is fried so I could not get it to work with what I had in mind, but I still like it. All papers are from DCWV Winter Stack, ribbon, stamped image colored and there you go. simple but cute!

Double Slider Card and Envelope mini album

What do you think?

14 November 2009


I would love love love to win this contest. I originally put this as my Practical Scrappers design for in a month but have since decided to enter the Michaels Handmade Holidays Contest. I would love to win this so please tell everyone you know to vote for me if they wish. FIVE snowmen are the best!!!!!!

13 November 2009

Quick and Easy

I have lots of other stuff done but cant share yet, it is either for a swap or for design teams. So here is a little simple goodness for you! Enjoy!

12 November 2009

Scrap Sketch Card

I had extra little penguins from the tag swap so here is my version! What do you think? I think it looks fun!

11 November 2009


On this solemn day of remembrance and celebration, please do not forget to thank a SOLDIER, AIRMAN, SAILOR, COAST GUARDIAN, MARINE and Vet! Without them and their sacrificing families we would not be allowed to do most things that we take for granted daily. Say a prayer for the fallen and those serving now, then and in the future. GOD BLESS AMERICA! If you cant Stand behind our troops PLEASE feel free to stand IN FRONT of them!


I know I know! I have not posted much yet. It is NOT because I am not creating, I am! I promise! I am working on a 12 days of Christmas swap with a good friend of mine and another one that I want to try to get more done on. Therefore I cannot post what I am making. I am also creating things for various design teams, but they also cannot be posted! Coming soon I promise!!!!!

09 November 2009

Color/White Core Cardstock for PS

Here is my submission for this week! It is a layout from last Christmas. I used coordenations cardstock and white core cardstock. Enjoy

05 November 2009

My first Practical Scrappers Challenge Design!

This week at Practical Scrappers the challenge was to use at least three ribbons in the layout, I do dare say I did that and MORE! I love the entire border of ribbons adhered with of course staples on the right side. There are three patterns there. I then made the orange polka dotted ribbon by taking plain white grosgrain ribbon and "stamping" erasers into orange ink and then randomly onto the ribbon it self. I used two tags from Staples, inked up for my title and journaling. The title is Doodlebug stickers outline in brown ink. I used Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper (the orange mat) and My Minds Eye for the polka dot paper all put on Kraft card stock background. Enjoy!

02 November 2009

Happy Birthday to my BFF!

Tina aka Twin,
I know you are in Afghanistan but I hope you see this sometime! WE MISS YOU! We cant wait for you to come home safe and sound! Cant wait to see you! I hope your day was as good as it can be there! HUGS!!!!!! HAPPY 28th BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!