30 June 2010

Winner Winner!

Happy Birthday to me and CONGRATS to J-BEAR! You won the blog candy sweetie! Please make sure I have your address and it will go out later on next week!!!!!!

Who loves Candy?

THIS POST WILL STAY UP TOP UNTIL JUNE 30th when I will draw a winner. Please scroll down for creations!

Well this is my birthday Month and I would like to give YOU (one lucky reader/follower) some gifts. Nothing major, just things I have been picking up here and there. All you have to do is leave a comment with a way for me to get in touch with you. Easy Peasy. If you WANT to advertise this on your blog that is fine with me! If you don't that is fine too! I just want to say THANK YOU for all the sweet comments they really do make my day! So Happy Birthday to me (the 30th I will be 29) and goodies for you WOOHOOO!
Let's see what we have here:
A Making Memories Whimsy Embellishment kit (buttons, flowers, chipboard letters and more)
A chipboard butterfly album
A chipboard cupcake album (super cute!)
An American Crafts 6X6 mini album
5 shipping tags to alter
Some metal Making Memories butterflies
3 spools of ribbon
Martha Stewart border/floral clear stamps
American Crafts Travel Flair
Mary Englebreit goody bags
and some pop dots/glue dots/
Not pictured: A canvas tote to alter and a cute photo album

If I get over 50 comments I will add more!

Open to US and Canada only UNLESS you want to pay shipping!



26 June 2010


Toni if you are reading this STOP NOW if you want your journal to be a surprise.

Hey there everyone. I am back, not really on schedule but back from our great vacation to Florida. I have not done much crafting but I did get this journal done and a few little things for a design team. I will be MIA somewhat until after 7 July as my BFF is coming in today for a visit for my birthday until then YAY!!!!!!

Anyways here is the handmade journal that I completed for my swap partner on the cricut.com board. I hope she likes it, I do I think LOL! Purple for some reason is a hard color for me to work with, that and orange. I am not sure what the issue is since I like purple but it has always been more difficult for me to work with. I used DCWV chipboard (4.5 by 6.5 inches), covered in Basic Grey Kioshi paper, embellished with tons from my stash. The journal has three sections, two slit pockets and one "hidden" spot on the front inside cover.I also made a matching bookmark. I used lined and unlined paper (cardstock) and I hope she likes it. What do you think?

Don't forget to sign up for my blog candy, I have three more things to add to it so far!!!!

20 June 2010

Florida Fun

Lion Country Safari

Caitlyn is so totally enjoying all her time with MawMaw and PawPaw. The first major thing she did was jump in the pool of course and I mean LITERALLY jumped in the pool. She is fearless and scares me! She has a blast though LOL!

So today we went to Lion Country Safari, it was a BLAST! We did about a 1.5 hour drive through the various lands with all kinds of animals to include rhinos, monkeys, giraffes (C's favorite) and more. Then we ate lunch, got monsoon ed on and C took a nap on my chest. Then we did a walking tour where we spent LOTS of time at the monkeys, flamingos, birds, and giraffes. Caitlyn FED a giraffe crackers and a stick! She got slimed and LOVED it! I was so surprised. We tried to go to the water park to no avail, she wanted nothing to do with it, which is strange for her. We rode three rides, the carousel, the Ferris wheel and a flying dumbo ride. She loved them all. Then we had ice cream (she shared with Mommy) and home for relaxing and dinner. B.B is now here and C is super happy. She loves loves loves her "woof woof". She kept staring at Elisa (the dog)'s food so much that we had to put it in the sink. She wants Elisa to constantly do things all the time and is fearless around her unless Elisa is running towards her. She loves to fed her, wants to give her ALL her food and wants her to run everywhere with her. She is obsessed.

17 June 2010

2 more Toby layouts

Nothing fancy. I probably will not be posting much for the next week as I am going out of town. The flag on the second layout (How do you like me now?) is from Stamping Boutique. I removed the flag pole and just colored with markers and glitter pens. Hope you like it!

12 June 2010

Toby Keith Concert Layout- Stamping Boutique

Hey there. I hope you all are having a great weekend. I am trying to get some crafting things in since we will be gone starting Friday and I doubt there will be much time for crafting! I got my inspiration for this layout from HERE. I loved the look of the "random" strips of paper. I did not title this one but I did mention all the important pieces of information on the the two journaling blocks. The HUGE star on the bottom left of the pages is from Stamping Boutique, I may redo them later in a different color but I like them. I outlined the whole image in silver glitter metallic pen, dotted some stars and there you go, simple and cute (or at least I think so!). I had a blast at this concert and there are at least two more layouts that I have of the pictures that I wish to do. I hope you like it!

11 June 2010

Loads of Love (Stamping Boutique)

My next project (I think this is the third one) with Stamping Boutique is this sweet card. Hubby says it is a little on the Valentine side but I think it would be cute to send to someone you were missing with "Loads of Love" Inside. What do you think? I colored it all with colored pencils and then highlighted with white gel and silver metallic pens. The wheels have tiny hearts for the insides.

Sweet Dreams (Stamping Boutique)

Yes that is little C half on the mattress and half on the floor. This was before we got her big girl bed that she has now. She slept like that all night even though I put her back on the mattress twice LOL! I used Create a Critter for the title, clouds, and moon. The adorable wishing well image comes from Stamping Boutique. I thought it went well sort of like "Wishing you Sweet Dreams" Get it? I tied it in with my journaling which reads: " I wish you sweet dreams and slumber the rest of your life. I could watch you sleep forever Love Mom". What do you think?

10 June 2010


Although the picture does not "match" with the paper if you look closely on C's overalls you will see where the color scheme came from. This one is pretty personal, all about how much she has changed right in front of me. It is sort of color blocked, with my own spin on it. Thickers for the title, some ink, a sparkly butterfly and a little faux stitching. I wanted the focus to be the journaling and picture. I usually do not computer journal my thoughts but this time I needed to say a lot. Hope you like it!

Our Creations

A quick Halloween one in TRADITIONAL Halloween colors.

08 June 2010

Stamping Boutique Introduction Layouts

I am super excited to FINALLY share these with you. I did these back in the beginning of May! I love how they turned out. My family is most definitely a FALL family, we do tons and tons of things during this season, it is our favorite by far. I always have double or sometimes triple the pictures to scrap during FALL then I do any other time of the year.

The first layout is of Caitlyn getting ready to go trick or treating and to a party. She was a farmer for Halloween this year. I am biased but I think she is the cutest one yet! She even had freckles with eyeliner! I used the Audrey Farmer Image from Stamping Boutique.I tried to make her look like Caitlyn with the red shirt, blue jean overalls and pink bandanna. She has some paper piecing going on and coloring. I made a whole little scene using Doodlebug Barnyard line of paper and embellishments.

The second layout "Fuzzy Ducky" I used the duck/chick image from Stamping Boutique. He is printed on yellow card stock and all the little patches are paper pieced and lots of doodling. The little flower between Fuzzy (I used fuzzy thickers) and Ducky is dry wall tape that I inked and cut out for something different. These pictures were taken on a petting farm that we went to and got rained on, but we still had a fantastic time. I love both of these layouts so I hope you enjoy them also!

07 June 2010

Stamping Boutique and 2 Sketches 4 you!

It is Monday that means it is time for a new challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You and Stamping Boutique is the sponsor this week. We were given a sketch and allowed to use any Stamping Boutique image we wished. This is my first "official" design team work for The Stamping Boutique. I had a lot of fun with this patriotic image. I sized and printed on white card stock, then flocked the main part, colored the beak orange and cut him out. I wanted a very distressed but still patriotic card. What do you think?

This card was made using the Eagle image from Stamping Boutique. I used all scraps on my card. I distressed the edges using my Heidi Swapp edge distresser. The blue Cordenations card stock is embossed using the Provo Craft Cuttlebug Stars folder and then sanded using my Tim Holtz sander. The eagle is flocked white. The "thanks" sentiment came from a magnetic Making Memories sentiment stamp set. All paper were scraps I had already. Thanks for looking!

04 June 2010

So very strong and sassy!

This is another half finished layout from CKC 2008 and some class that I did not like. These pictures went well. I added the title (various thickers) journaling spot, bling and flowers. I also did some watermark stamping along the edge and one top strip.What do you think? Yes C is carrying a five pound weight and her sippy cup! Don't you just LOVE that fishy face????

02 June 2010

10 Random things about me in 2010

Hello out there! Thank you for bearing with me while we were on vacation. We have another one coming up in three weeks WOW! This summer is going to fly by with all the traveling we are doing. I whipped this simple layout up with a kit that I got last month (had to skip this month since I had other things I want for my birthday at the end of the month YAY) but I will get it again soon. I love that kits are so coordinated and helpful when I have 30 minutes to sit and do something I don't want to think about it all so kits work for me in that instance. I tried to be random and if you know me that is difficult as I like order and control in things. Did I get randomish? (Yes I know that is not a word LOL) Hope you like it. And no matter how hard I try I cannot write in straight lines without lines LOL!