Sunday, November 29

Just When...

you thought the Craft Season was over! Lol, I've got one more craft show this weekend and the sickie bug has hit our household!

The kiddos have had runny noses for the last week & the hubster & I BOTH have scratchy throats. I hope it's over soon. Though I know if I got more sleep it would make me heal up faster. So I'm going to make a promise (& keep it I hope!) to go to bed earlier tonight & I'm going to go chug down some Emergen-C! I have to drink the GROSS one (Acai Berry) and the kids & hubby get the good tasting one (Tropical Fruit). I'm just glad there's a flavor my kiddos like!

I've uploaded some Character Boxes for you to look at. I made them for the craft shows & they were a BIG hit! I filled them with mints & candies. Well, the elf wasn't a very big hit but the Santa's and Snowmen were. I'm also going to make some Rudolph's for this weekend.

I made the snowman's nose differently since the 3D one takes WAY too long to put together. The santa's mustache, bear & white on his hat are all textured, I don't know if you can see them. I got them from Tammy's website. I added the jingle bell myself to the left & textured the snowman's hat & changed his mouth. LOVE them!

Tuesday, November 17

Late Halloween Pictures

Okay, WHEW done with craft shows for a while, thank goodness.

Here are some belated Halloween pictures of Lgirl & Gman.
We actually went out the Wednesday before Halloween to a Senior Citizen home and Trunk o' Treated there.
Lgirl was a television.

Gman was Tigger.

We made the TV out of recycled stuff per her Daisy Troop leader. Jennifer said any of the girls could wear a costume to the next meeting if it was made out of recycled stuff.

Here's them horsing around. Love that face on the boy! You can bet I'll be saving that one for future embarassment! hee hee


Saturday, October 31

Halloween Goodies

Happy Halloween! Sorry I have been missing, but I have been getting ready for a Holiday Bazaar I will be in that starts today.

Here's what I made for Gman's class & his treats that he gave out. Have a sweet & safe Halloween! hehe
I want my mummy!

Arrrgghhh! We have an INFESTATION!

Oh whew! Just bats, which I like because they eat mosquitoes!

I will be posting various Halloween costume pictures, as well as our Trick or Treating Ride from tonight. Be safe!

Tuesday, October 20

First Grade Teacher's Gift

Howdy, sorry we were hit by the sickie bug this weekend. Luckily it wasn't the flu, but Lgirl has a double ear infection & I get to enjoy a sinus infection. What a joy it is... NOT!

I am busy as a beaver this week & don't need this sickness wearing me down! I've got 3 fall parties this week (thought they'd be next week!!) AND I need to make some cupcakes & one child has fall break this week while the other has it next week. Isn't that a bit crazy?!

Here's what I made for Lgirl's Teacher for her birthday. Mrs. Lowe an AWESOME First Grade teacher & we love her to death! Hope you guys like it. I purchased the directions from Becky Roberts who lives in Idaho. Small world w/my parents living there and all!How AWESOME is this purse? It holds 6 cards w/their envelopes. I will post what a couple of the cards look like later this week. The front does open via a velcro closure. I used the retired riding hood red IN color from last year. I LOVE that color!

Monday, October 12

October is Flying By...

wow, this month is going by sooo quickly. Sorry I didn't get to post last week. It was Grandparent's week at Lgirl's school and I volunteered and ran around a lot last week. Not to mention I was a bit blue with all the rain!

Here's a gift I made my daughter's Kindergarten teacher from last year. She turned the big 5-0 this year so I filled the backpack with her favorite snack-Reese's peanut butter cups and made her this card. She loved it!
Hope you like it! I used the retired Riding Hood Red. I LOVE that color!

Thursday, October 1

The Riley Rush!

Sorry I have been incognito, but I am trying to rush around & get my goods ready for Riley Days.... what is that you ask?

Well, every year, my town of Greenfield hosts the Riley Festival. It's in honor of James Whitcomb Riley and includes a 4 day craft and vendor show. I don't normally do craft shows that are more than one day because of my kiddos. But my girlfriend who makes Photo Quilts needs something to sell in the booth.

Long story short, she called me and now I'm madly dashing around lol. Getting my greeting cards ready and different sorts of crafts. The only bad thing about this show is it is outside so I must put everything in bags. Yes, it's as tedious as it sounds lol. Not to mention trying to make things look nice in plastic or cellophane! Yikes.

Soooo if you get a chance to come by Riley Days, please drop by and say Hi! We'll be on Main Street where Memories in Time used to be. I am planning on being there on and off the next 4 days. I will be volunteering at the Humane Society Booth from 11a-1p on Saturday so stop by if you are there! :)

Here's a card I made for a friend's Daughter who turned ONE last month. What a FUN age!

I better get back to the grind. Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend! Glad Fall is finally here! Woo hoo. I love this weather.

Monday, September 21

An Altered Item...

I'm posting Lgirl's first day of school picture & the backpack I altered for her. I blurred out her name on the back pack. I stamped it in white stazon and added some Daisies cut with my big shot onto white felt.

One of the buttons says Girl Power. There's also a kitty button tied onto one of the zipper pulls. She loved it and I'm so glad! The one she had from last year (that we paid $15 for) didn't last past last year. The material on the piping wore off and it looked bad! This one I purchased for $1.00 when Wally World Clearanced it... can't beat that! :)

Have a GREAT day... it's a rainy day here. I hope the sun tries to peek thru!

Tuesday, September 15

Cincinnati Regionals

was AWESOME!! I really had a GREAT time with Libby, Melissa & Nena. I got my picture taken with Shelli Gardner & Jill Cochran (I'm sure I misspelled it. Sorry Jill!!).

I also spotted Connie Babcock and Jenn Diercks who are two demo's that I stalk regularly. I think I scared Jenn... don't think she's used to the likes of me lol.

We did some very cute make & takes and learned a bunch of stuff. Carrie C. talked about how to use colors w/the color wheel. That was really cool. I will have to make a color wheel of my own! We also learned some Workshop WOWS from local (Midwest area) demonstrators. All were GREAT!

Here's an picture of the card I did to go with the previously posted Diaper Cake... it had to match of course!!

Thursday, September 10

I'mmmm Baaaacccckkkk!

Hi Everyone,
Okay I'm trying to make a comeback RIGHT before going to the SU Regional Event in Cincinnati this Saturday! I'm sooo excited. I'm going with a Stamp Club member, Libby, one of my downlines, Melissa S. and her mum Nena! Should be a stampin' good time!

We'll be heading down tomorrow afternoon, hoping to make it to the Splitcoast Stampers dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery at 4:30pm. We're going to be late but better late than never! hehe

Here's a Diaper Cake I made for a friend, Lindsay. LOVE it! I think it turned out super. I love the colors, but then again, who doesn't love pink & brown?

Wish me luck tomorrow, I'll be taking Bourbon into school tomorrow for Lgirl's Show & Tell! hhahahah This should be a lot of fun! hehe

Today was Gman's FIRST day of preschool. He did pretty well. I was impressed. He did have his screaming fit in the house saying how he didn't want to go to 'Tool' but then I gave him a choice. He could either go to Kellie's and be left there to play with a BABY (Kya's a cutie pie!) or he could go to school & play with other kiddos his age. He said, "Okay mom, I'll go to tool. But could you come and get me in 5 minutes?"

Is that not too cute?! hehe I told him it would take more than 5 minutes to get to my appointment. He had a great time and a lot of fun. So let's keep our fingers crossed for next Thursday & Friday! woo hoo!

Friday, July 31


That was a LOOONNNNGGGGG two weeks now wasn't it?! Feels like the whole summer has passed. Sorry about that. It was just easier to enjoy summer than worrying about posts lol.

I will be back when school starts... maybe even sooner! I wanted to post about an AWESOME giveaway on stampin addicts dot com. They have a lot of ideas with the Stampin' Up! Big Shot you should definitely check it out! Amazing things.

Okay, I'm off to work on Lgirl's backpack for school. I'm stamping her name on it and another backpack also.

Hugs... and thanks to those of you who are still reading my blog! I've got some nice cards coming up.

Sunday, June 14

a Week Hiatus

Hi everyone!
I am taking a two week hiatus. I had hoped to have some posts already set up, but alas I ran out of time! We are currently on vacation in South Carolina. I could post pictures, but they wouldn't be of any paper products! Can you believe I didn't bring a thing to work on??? I was barely able to even grab a few books at the library! Which is definitely NOT the way to pick books lol. But I haven' t read in so long that I don't mind lol.

So I will see you in two weeks. Be creative and enjoy life!

Thursday, June 4

Retired Lists are out!

The Last Chance List is out for Stamps and Accessories! I have a few that made it onto the list and will be sad to see them go!

Retired List in Alphabetical Order

Retired List in Numerical Order

Retired Decor Elements List

Retired Accessories List is up dated daily. So this link goes directly to Demonstator Website so just click on my 'SHOP NOW' button and you will see where you can click on the last chance stuff.

These items goes FAST! If you see something you want GET IT NOW!! The list is updated every afternoon around 4pm.

Love this Layout!

Here's a layout I like to use a lot. I may vary it a bit, but it's a great go-to card when I need one quick! This is one of the cards attendees of my 8 for $10 can make. I usually make 4 cards so each person can make 2 cards.

It's been seriously busy here and only going to get worse! We have Lgirl's birthday party on Saturday, so I am try to get the house ready for that.

Monday, May 18

Teacher Gifts For Sale

I've been asked if I have any Teacher's Gifts for sale and I DO!

If you are interested, please email me with what you'd like. I can make more Note Pad Sets and Card Pouches (colors will be the same, but patterned paper may vary), but I don't have anymore Tealight Lanterns.I plan on adding more, but here are some items I have for sale:

Note Pad Sets: $8.50 each
Includes an Altered Note Pad and Paper Clip with Matching Pen. Items will be packaged in a cello bag like Urban Mums and have a "FOR YOU" tag on the outside in matching colors.

Baha Thanks

Cameo Coral Daisy

Green Tea Thanks

Kiwi Daisy

Urban Mums

Urban Stripes (ideal for a Male Teacher)

Tealight Lanterns: $6.00 each
Includes an Altered Lantern with 4 tealight candles wrapped and included inside. You can fill this lantern with candy, pens and pencils or whatever you wish. Each lantern will be wrapped in tissue paper.

Blue Friend Lantern

Blue Happy Day Lantern

Green Just Because Lantern

Green Thinking of You Lantern

Card Pouch $12.50
Includes 4 cards with envelopes, one each of Fabulous Friend, Thank You, For You and Best Wishes. I have these available in Sweet Bella and Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper. (Colors will be the same but pattern on the paper may vary.) I can make them in Pink Flamingo, Sweet Always, Urban Garden, and Tea Party. For a look at the Designer Series Patterned Paper click HERE.

**Thanks to Kimberly Morris for the directions!

Birthday Card for Jonas

Man has May been busy! I should know this by now with 3 birthday's in my family alone! hehe

Here's a QUICK card I made for Lainie to give to her friend, Jonas, for his 6th birthday. On the inside, there's a pocket and it can hold a gift card or money. We gave him money. He's a Ben 10 boy so that's why it's blue and green, the colors of Ben 10!

All ingredients are Stampin' Up! The patterned paper is retired.

Tuesday, May 5

Try This Sketch Challenge Winners!!

Hi Everyone! Sorry I've been so stinking busy! I did survive making a Mother's Day gift with 22 (well only 20 since 2 were out) 6th graders! It was a bit harried as Storm (the AWESOME teacher and a good friend!) thought we'd be able to do it in 45 minutes. They completed the cards, but I finished up the box/bag they go in for the kiddos. I will post later.

The WINNER of the card entries was Entry # 1! Here it is:
Way to go LIBBY!!!

There was a tie between 2 SU Demo cards.... one was mine (woo hoo!) and the other was my Tracy G's (my upline). Here's her card:

Great job TRACY!!

I will figure out what the gift will be and send it to you guys! hehe Congrats again ladies. All the cards were FAB and I will have another Sketch Challenge in a few days!

Monday, April 27

BLOG TOUR 1, STOP 6 Oval All & Scallop Oval Punch

Blog Tour - TODAY!! - One Day Only


This is Stop #6 on BLOG TOUR #1! I hope you enjoyed visiting Renee Winch's blog on this GREAT tour! I am highlighting Oval All AND the Scallop Oval Punch!

I really love this stamp set and how it coordinates so well with the Scallop Oval Punch. It's so easy to use. Here's my sample:

Sorry for the glare on the flower. I used Crystal Effects on it and it didn't like the flash. You could replace the 'Fabulous Friend' with any of the Oval All stamps, that's what makes this set so darn versatile!

I am also doing a Oval All Workshop which showcases both the Oval All set and the Scallop Oval Punch. Here's the pictures of that project:

I am hosting this Workshop on Saturday, May 2nd, at 6pm here at my house. The Workshop is $15.00 for one set and $20.00 for two! You will be making the box, as well as the 4 cards that will fit into it perfectly!

If you would like to order this box already made, please drop me a line! Now I will be directing you to STOP #7, Patricia Weitzel's Blog! Check out the WHOLE tour and enjoy yourself! It feels like it's going to be a very creative day!

Sunday, April 26


BLOG TOUR - Monday, April 27th - One Day Only


Be sure to pack your bags and join me for a ride on the ONE DAY ONLY Blog Tour happening Monday, April 27th. Be sure to make some time tomorrow to go through all the stops on the tour featuring products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog as the links to the stops will disappear from the blogs at midnight!

I will be your tour guide for Stop #6 and will be sending you on to Patricia Weitzel for Stop #7 at Patricia Stamps. She'll be highlighting the NEW Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper!! I love the colors in this paper.

See you on the bus tomorrow!

What A Busy Week!!

Hi Everyone!
Man, has it ever been a busy week! I can't believe how busy it was. I has something planned every night, all day Saturday AND have gotten to rest for the first time this a.m.! whew!

Stayed the night @ Grandma's w/the kiddos and came home this a.m. We've got a birthday party this afternoon and then we're coming home to plant the rest of the veggies into the garden.

Don't forget to check out the Blog Tour tomorrow! It will be for ONE day only tomorrow! Each stop on the tour will be highlighting something new from the **NEW** Occasions Mini! There are some really nice stuff in it.

I will be highlighting the new set... OVAL ALL & the Scallop Oval Punch. I LOVE that punch a bunch! hehe

Tuesday, April 21

Try This Sketch Entries

Yes, I know it's WAY past the first part of April. Sick kiddos will throw you soo off your game you won't know what hit ya!

Here's the Try This Sketch that I sent out in the challenge:

Here are the entries for the Try This Sketch Challenge. Pick which card is your favorite from both categories. You can either email me or post a comment below. I will leave the voting open until May 1st or MAY DAY! Happy Voting!

Entry #1:

Entry #2:

Entry #3:
Entry #4:


Entry #1:

Entry #2:

Entry #3:

Entry #4:

Okay... NO voting for your own card. Again, either post a comment or email me with your favorite from EACH category (DEMO & CARD).

Tuesday, April 14

Bunny Box

Inquiring minds want to know how to make the Bunny Box. Well, the box pattern was found on splitcoast and the rest is made out of punches. Well, except for his head! I think I found the template for that on Sandi MacIver's blog.

I had to improvise because I didn't have a heart punch for his nose... so I punched out a large photo corner (with Stampin' Up's Photo Corner punch!) and just put it into a circle punch to snip off the ends. The rest are Stampin' Up! Punches, 1/4" circle, 3/4" circle, small oval, large oval, 1" circle, 3 flower, scallop circle and *NEW* scallop oval (found in the NEW Occasions mini!).

For the pads of their feet, I just put the small oval into the large oval punch at an angle. I also shaved off strips of white for the whiskers. The paws are just a scallop circle put into a circle punch. I prefer the 1 in. one but the 1 1/4" one will work also. Please email me if you'd like to order any of the punches or you can go to my Stampin' Up! Website HERE and order them also! Just click on the 'SHOP NOW' under my name!

Sponging gives it so much more depth! I sponged most of the pieces with a sponge dauber and Pretty in Pink.

Saturday, April 11

Easter Wishes

I'm off to an all day crop, but wanted to share what I made for my Mother-in-Law, Lgirl's teacher and one for the girls in the school office. No stamping, just sponging and 8 different punches.

Enjoy and have a Happy Easter Everyone!!

Friday, April 10

MIL's Birthday Card

Seems there were a lot of birthdays in March! I even missed a few because of the kiddos getting sick AND myself getting sick also. I'm still taking antibiotics for the sinus infection I had.

My MIL's birthday was March 9th, but she got really sick right before it and we never really got to take her out for dinner. In fact, I had to threaten her to get her to go to the doctor! When she finally did go, she ended up having bronchitis AND pneumonia! Imagine that.

I had some Bella Rose scraps laying around and wanted to see if I could use them up. If not, then I could throw away all the little squares of DSP I have been saving lol.

But LOOK! I was able to make a card after all! I really like this one too. I think it's the colors. I will probably be using this layout for my card clubs and also another 'quilting' technique I've seen on the internet these days.

Stamp Sets: Crazy for Cupcakes; Paper: Pirouette Pink, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss; Ink: Pirouette Pink, Riding Hood Red; Acc: SU Texturz Plates, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Non-SU Brads, Sponge Dauber, Key Tag Punch

Thursday, April 9

Will Post...

Sketch Challenge entries later today... I hope.

I'm off to volunteer at Kindergarten Roundup IN MY PAJAMAS!!

Gotta Love Spirit Week! hehe

Tuesday, April 7

Birthday Card for a Friend

Here's a card I made for a friend's birthday last month. I had the kiwi kiss piece lying around already stamped and decided to make good use of it!

Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy, Polka Dot BG; Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pirouette Pink; Ink: Versamark, Riding Hood Red; Acc: Non SU Brown Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 1/2" Pirouette Pink Grosgrain, Trio Flower Punch, Paper Distresser, Sponge Daubers.

Thursday, April 2

Thoughts & Prayers

I really like this set. You can make quick & easy cards with it AND it's so darn versatile! Here's a quick & easy card:

And here's a more complicated card.

Stamp Sets: Thoughts & Prayers; Paper: Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Regal Rose; Ink: Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum, Regal Rose; Acc: Non SU Embossing Folder, Top Notes Diecut, Silver Brads