Monday, December 21, 2009

Playing Catch Up!

I am SO far behind on everything! I haven't posted or created anything in over a month! I have been training with Coldwell Banker for a month now and just trying to get things in order. I created a few Christmas gifts on Saturday and am looking forward to 2010 where I already have 2 weekend retreats planned!!!
The recipe holder I made holds 26 recipes that are A-Z dips and spreads. I am giving it to my Grandma. The other two layouts are gifts for my Grandparents and Danny's parents. Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

A few creations

I haven't posted in a few weeks. I have been recovering from knee surgery. I am finally able to get around and have the scrappin bug back! I made a 12x12 layout for a friends engagement/housewarming gift. The party is Saturday. I need to get a frame for it. I have no clue what their color scheme I am hoping they like it!

I have also been working on a few craft show things. Making tons of Christmas cards and a few odds and ends. I did make a few "all occasion" cards that I LOVE. They are so perfect because you can use them for ANYTHING! I used my CTMH card kit to make these. The inside is blank. These are all going to the craft show! Now....I need to get busy on my albums!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Together Forever

I have had this awesome frame for a month or so and haven't had time to do anything with it. So last night- in a rare late night burst of energy I came up with something fun. I was able to use some old goodies and some new goodies on the layout. The big picture is us in Antigua. The small circle shaped picture is us in Big Bend. The small 1" square pictures are us in a Moody Gardens picture booth being goofy. I filled the metal rimmed heart with stickles and then added glossy effects to it.
Danny says we don't have room to hang anything in the house but this frame hangs off a cute black ribbon and I am determined to find a home for it!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Coming Soon! Monthly Challenges!

Get ready friends! A new version of the Use it Up Challenges will be coming soon. I will be posting the occasional challenge on my blog and giving my readers a chance to win fun prizes! Stay tuned!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Another Archiver's Sunday

I am busy getting ready for my December craft show. Here are a few more layouts I made today. I had a great day. There were only 5 people at the crop today so I had a huge table to myself and the creativity was flowing for 7 hours! All of these pages have a 2nd page that matches but I am only posting the main page.

Monday, October 5, 2009

My Archiver's Sunday

I spent Sunday afternoon at Archivers with my friends Nicole and Michelle. We had a great time and I accomplished a few things. It was the perfect day to scrap- rainy and dark and we had PLENTY of treats and snacks to keep us going!

I made a sympathy card for my aunt who just lost her daughter to cancer. My poor Aunt has lost her husband and her daughter to cancer.
I also made a 2 page layout that I think I will end up putting in one of my for sale books. I just love the colors together. The paper was in a pack I got from a scrap mania. October 18th is my next Archivers scrappy day if anyone wants to come out and play!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Technique Tuesday Page Kits

I worked on two page kits last night from Technique Tuesday. CKC purchases!! I had a chatty Cathy sitting at my table so it was hard to concentrate and read the directions. I ended up just doing my own thing and not following the directions at all. I like the result. I think my favorite is Time Flies....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Blog CANDY for a CURE!!!!

Ok friends, family, and people I don't know but hope to someday call a friend.....I need help raising money for my AVON walk. The walk is in April 2010 and I have to raise a minimum of $1800.00. You can check out my AVON walk page by clicking HERE. here is the blog candy scoop. I have some awesome goodies to give away. Have you seen the new cricut cuttables? FUN STUFF! I have the cricut cuttables embossing folders AND stamp kit! A $50+ value! You can create your own embossing folders for the cuttlebug and your very own acrylic stamps with these kits. (You have to have a cricut tho!)

This is all about raising money for my AVON walk so for each dollar you donate to my AVON walk(<----click there to donate!!!!) - you get one entry.
I will also give you one entry for posting this to YOUR blog and then letting me know you did so.
So for example- if you donate $10 to my walk and then post about it on your blog you would have ELEVEN entries! If you have Facebook and post about it there I will also count that as one entry.

Blog Candy runs thru October 15th so spread the word!!!

Thanks in advance for helping find a cure!!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

San Marcus - Here I come!!!

Friday can not get here fast enough. I am heading up to San Marcus to visit Melody and indulge in a scrappy weekend. Embassy Suites is hosting the Creating Keepsakes Convention and we will be there ALL weekend. We will even be scrappin until midnight with all the other crazy scrappers out there. If you live near a convention- I highly recommend attending at least once. The Houston convention was a few months ago and I had a blast.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Ohhhhh Christmas Cards!

I ordered these adorable card kits from Close to My Heart to make Christmas cards. Not only am I loving the color theme, but the cards were quick and easy to put together and I think they are awesome! I added a few embellishments of my own that I found in my stash but for the most part everything came with the kit. 12 cards for $14 and everything is pre-cut!!!! Homemade cards in less time than it takes to pick some up at the store! Very cool!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pre-designed Pages

I am starting to work on a few things for my FIRST EVER show in December. I am super excited! I am designing a few different books for the show. A wedding themed and a baby themed book for sure, and then who knows what else. Here are a few pics to peek your interest! I promise nothing is crooked....just scanned in a little crooked. LOL!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Vinyl on the bike!

Danny's road name is Lucky and if you have seen the Indie cart you know it has this cool Lucky image on there. I showed it to Danny and he asked if I could cut it in vinyl for his windshield. So we sized it out and cut it in white vinyl. I also made a Lucky's Girl for my helmet. I think it looks great and Danny loves it.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Close to my Heart- FREE Stuff!!!!!

Delight in the Everyday with this adorable Everyday Celebration campaign. You can purchase this kit outright for $39.95 or get a kit for FREE when you purchase a minimum of $60 in stamp sets between August 18th - September 30th.

Everyday Celebration Card Kit includes:
1 - My Acrylix Everyday Celebration Stamp Set(D size, Only available with this kit!)
16 - 41/4x5 1/2 Colonial White card bases16 - 41/4x 51/2
Colonial White envelopes1 - 12x12 Dutch Blue cardstock1 - 12x12 Colonial White cardstock
4 - 12x12 B&T Duos paper1 -
Chocolate Distressing Ink1 -
Dutch Blue Distressing Ink1 -
Mini-Medley Accents Shades of Chocolate collection5' -
Chocolate Ribbon w/ Colonial White Stitch50 -
3-D Foam SquaresSponge1 -
Full color step-by-step Instructional Brochure

AWESOME!!!!! Just go to my website (<----click) and place your order. I can't wait to order this set! I am lovin the blues and browns together!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Thinking about Halloween makes me think that someday....possibly won't be 101 degrees outside. We dress up the dogs for a hilarious 3 seconds every year on Halloween so I love snapping pics of the dogs hanging their heads in shame and totally embarrassed to be dressed like pumpkins. I am doing two Halloween themed swaps in my group. One for cards and one for black and orange tags. Thanks to my friend Lisa I was able to use the pumpkin template on some black magic paper. Oh the miracles of black magic! LOL!

Close to my Heart- August Special

The August special (order before the 17th) is one you really shouldn't miss. If you spend $100 you get the August stamp of the month free PLUS you get a free level two paper pack! Free stuff is always good. AND as an added thank you there is no tax or shipping charges on the freebies!!!

If you email me I would love to give you details on my new Shoppers Reward Club that I am starting. Think more freebies and discounted stuff. This is offered THRU ME not thru CTMH - it's a special promotion that I am offering to thank my loyal customers for their business. Email me for details! And be sure and check out my website! (<-----click there). The new idea books are out and I would be happy to mail you one. The Christmas stuff is a MUST HAVE! As always- email me or comment if you have a question!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The park

Danny took these great pics of Bouncer playing at the dog park. I had alot of fun with this layout. The circle rings came from Technique Tuesday- I bought them @ the CKC convention. I used glimmer mist on them, stamped them with the puppy paw, and then blinged them out a little. I also used a stamp on the letters and the flowers which was a technique taught at the CKC convention that I had forgotten about. Overall I love this layout. I framed it and hung it on the wall in my creativity room. It also won the most votes for the July contest so its on our home page right now.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Anniversary Card

We are doing an anniversary card swap in my group. I couldn't decide if I wanted to make a card that you would give to say....your parents, or if I wanted to make a card that you would give to your spouse/significant other. So I chose to make one that I could see myself giving to Danny on our anniversary. I've been on an inchie kick lately so I incorporated that into my card. Hope everyone in the swap likes it.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fun in the Photo Booth!

I can't resist a photo booth! We took these at Moody Gardens and had so much fun! More Moody Garden and 4th of July pics coming soon! (Just click on the picture for a better view!)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Tag Day!

I had a few hours to play today and I was feeling inspired after my trip to the LSS. I have a tag swap in my group and we make a different themed tag each month. The next two I needed were floral, and then "anything".

The floral tags were fun. I used my new pastel colored alcohol inks to make the nesting flowers and then added a friendship quote rub-on and some floral ribbon.

For the "anything goes" I covered the tag in a stamp and then added a CTMH stamp that says Captured Memories, embossed it with some glitter, added a flower and a little bling brad and Voila.

Are these clean?????

I loathe putting dishes away and do everything I can to make sure that chore belongs to Danny. He gladly puts them away......but never knows if the dishwasher has been run or not. Tired of answering the question "are these clean?" I created a magnet this morning for the dishwasher. I used a 4x6 magnet, scrap paper, and random alpha stickers. It was super easy and I think its adorable.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Inchies....SO CUTE!

I did an inchie swap in my group and everyone was responsible for making a letter. We spelled out Live, Laugh, Love and I added it to a black frame this morning. The frame was a little scratched up so I added some embellishments around it to cover the scratches. I am LOVING THIS! I cant wait to make another one. I am trying to think of different quotes to do. I signed up for two spots in this swap so the one in the picture will be for my Grandma and I will make another today for the house.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fredericksburg Trip

I bought this paper at Journey Lane in Fredericksburg and already knew what I wanted to do with it before I got home. The layout turned out basically as I envisioned. The only problem I ran across was the paper was a little thick for the cricut and the letters didn't cut very well. No biggie tho- I just inked them up and made them look shabby. LOL. I love these girls and we had so much fun. I cant wait to go back in July!!!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Our Anniversary

Well our official anniversary is June 22 but we celebrated early. I had my tonsils removed yesterday (June 19) so we celebrated our anniversary with my "last dinner" and we went to Smith and Wollenesky. It was a GREAT dinner. Some of the best food I think we have ever had. An interesting evening though. The unlicensed valet backed our truck into a VW convertible and put a nice big hole in the poor ladies car. Two police officers were called in and they even came up and visited us at our dinner table after everything was said and done and wished us a happy anniversary. LOL. So Danny made me an awesome frame as a gift with family pictures in it. I LOVE it! Its hanging in our entryway.
Hopefully next week I will be well enough to sit up and get scrappy. I have lots of pictures to scrap and I am really looking forward to it!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

June- Deal a Day!!!!!

For those of you that don't know.....Close to My Heart is offering a deal a day in June. Each day they post a new deal. It's always something FREE or something at a significant discount, and shipping is discounted as well. If you need help placing an order just let me know. Last week I ordered a $120 goodie box discounted to $60!!!! WOOOO HOOOOO!
Check out my website (<-----click there) everyday- after 10am (Central) and see what the new deal is!!!

Kiddie Cowboy Cards

For our August card swap the theme is kids birthday. So I decided to do a Cowboy theme. I have to admit- these cards are mostly 3-d stickers, some ribbon, and a few stamps....but I think they turned out cute.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Inchies Galore!

In my yahoo group we are doing an inchie swap. Once completed everyone will have a set of inchies that spell out Live, Laugh, Love. My idea is to take the set of inchies and frame it. So my assigned letter was L. I signed up for two spots and got L for both so I did an upper and a lower case L. I am also doing the commas for everyone that is playing- 13 people. So 26 commas. I did the commas 3 differant times because I couldn't come up with something I liked. I like what I have now. I can not wait for the swap to be done and to see what they all look like together!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Baby Gifts

I have a friend pregnant with her first baby. I wanted to make a little something for the nursery that was unique. So I put a few things together today and had so much fun doing the girly theme. The babies name will be Allison Rose which I think is ADORABLE so I wanted to be sure and incorporate it into the gifts. I have the name on the layout as well is in the butterfly album.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Design Team Attempt

I made 2 layouts in an attempt to be chosen for the Coredinations design team. Everyone knows I love that paper....especially the black magic. And I desperately wanted to design for them! Sadly, I didn't make it....but I have what I believe to be two really great layouts!