Sunday, December 27, 2009


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and Hoping you are ready for the New Year. I just wanted to show off a picture of Calvin and the grandbaby to start with, he was such a joy to have here Christmas.

I got some scrapping and a few cards done today, the first layout is of the snow that we had last week. I used X7103B Aspen level 2, Z2140 Outdoor ink, C1234 Simple Stiches stamp set, Z2340 Outdoor Denim marker, Cricut Winter Wonderland cart, Frosted Lace Srickles, Glue Glider Pro, and 9030 Imagine book Pg 75

These card fronts I made using left over paper from Aspen, and Cricut Doodle charms snowman, Black bitty brads.

this layout is using the Key to my Heart paper pack and X1405 Fancy cut Botanicals.

This next card is using the stamp set from the Felicity paper pack that you can get for FREE during National Papercrafting month, just ask me how or you can visit my website for more info on that.
These are some more of the dry erase boards that I made for the ladies at work.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to say Merry Christmas to all and have a wonderful and safe Holiday. These are just a couple of the dozens of pictures I took of the snow that fell on 12/19 and 12/20, by the time it was all done we got about 23, 24 inches, my birdbath was buried, I am going to scrapbook some of the pictures so I will post that later. It was beautiful to watch, but not so much fun to shovel.
This is the deepest snow we have had since 1996.

Over at Close to my Heart this month we are celebrating National Papercrafting Month.
From December 15, 2009 - January 31, 2010 you can get a stunning paper collection called Felicity. This collection contains die-cut papers, 3 color schemes and a D-sized stamp set that includes flourishes, flowers, birds, argyle patterns and an entire alphabet. Ask me how to get this collection for FREE>
Head on over to my web site and check it out.
This celebration runs December 15, 2009-January 31, 2010

These next pictures are of the card workshop that was finally able to happen after work one day.
The first set belongs to LeighAnne

This is Shaun's

This is Karen's

This is Deloris'

We had a good time and everyone's cards came out different, I like to watch the creative side of people come out when they say I am not creative.
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Monday, December 7, 2009

Just a little Hello

So I have been without the internet since saturday afternoon, something went wrong and I didn't get things right till this afternoon, a young man named Alvin at tech support at Embarq helped me to fix things.
This is the cardworkshop I am doing, it was suppose to have happened this past Saturday, but due to snow things got cancelled.
These cards are using the X5808 Creative Basics Jingle collection, X5753 Tulip cs, Z2166 Tulip ink, X5752 Juniper cs, Z2165 Juniper ink, D1366 Hoilday Trinkets, B1313 Merry Pursits, C1376 Stocking Stlye, C1378 Heartfelt Christmas, Z1151 Foam Tape, 1771 Waterbrush, and Tereas Black's glitter techinque, which is alot of fun and a little messy, and I used my Cricut to cut the snowflakes. I used Antoinnette's template for these. This is 20 cards, and very easy to put together.

I have been seeing alot of the homemade dry erase boards so I decided to give them a try, they came out okay so I decided to make some as gifts for Christmas, I hope the person's I made these for will like them. They are the 8x10 size. I got the frames from Walmart, all my letters were cut using my Cricut and the Alphalicious cart, I used several different paper paks for these.

X7107B Thats Amore Stamp sets
X7094A Paper Garden D1378 Notice the Details Dec SOTM
Key to my Heart paper pk D1418 Felicity Stamp collection (available dec 15 thru jan31)
X1405 Fancy cuts C1299 Butterfly Kiss
X5753 Tulip cs
X5752 Juniper cs
X5646 Vanilla cream cs
Z2111 Chocolate Ink
Z2161 Petal ink
Z2106 Blush ink
Z2166 Tulip ink

these were fun to make.
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have a great day.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Baby

This is Hunter, Calvin's daughter Meagan welcomed him into the world this morning at 4:37 am, he weighed 8.9lbs and was 21" long, and is just the cutest little man. I took pictures tonite and will be scrapping them soon. Just had to share our good news, got to love them grandbabies, and Hunter is the first grandchild. he stole grandma becky's heart real quick tonite.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

it works again

I am so happy that everything seems to be working again on here so that I can share pictures and stuff.
Okay, don't forget that Stampaganza at Close to my Heart ends Nov 30, 09 you have till then to Buy 2 get 1 FREE of the My Acrylix stamp sets. Go to my web site and check out all of the stamps sets, also on the site are all the items that will be retiring on December 31,09.
Calvin got me my Christmas present early this year, I GOT A Gyspy from Provo craft, and I have had some fun with this. I found how much fun it is to weld words and letters together, I am still learning.
This first card I did this past weekend, I was over SCS and saw the brick wall card tech. and thought I would give it a try.
I used X5646 Vanilla cream cs, X5642 Cocoa cs, Z2105 Black stamp pad, Z670 B;ack embossing powder, Vanilla cream ribbon, Z2118 Desert sand stamp pad and sponge for the edges of the brick

These were for NP week at the hospital, I used X7117B Grace paper pack, 1381 White daisy cs for the letters, cut the with the Cricut Expression. I used my new Gyspy to weld the letters and words together, I used the lyrica letters cart. Z1218 Basic Brads chocolate.

These were cookie tins that I covered to go with the cards, wanted to use up some of my papers so I chose the X7107B Thats Amore for these, letters were cut using the cricut cart Lyrical letters and X5643chocolate cs. I had a dragonfly punch, and mini pearls that I put on top of the cans.

This next thing is a treat bag that I made for a couple of people at the hospital, we have some really nice people who work the front door and that work in linen services, so I chose them to recieve the gift bags this time, It was using B1333 Merry Monsters and 44751 Black archival ink and my copics, (I only have a few of these).
Beware these are hunting pictures.
This last picture is of my husband Calvin and the deer he has gotton so far this year, he is a hunter and he doesn't hunt for sport but for meat to eat, gettin a nice Buck in, is really nice, he has not had much luck the last couple of yrs but for reason things are going his way this year,
on this scrapbook page are a 3pt, 2 8pts, and 1 9pt, if you click on the picture you can see the page better. Calvin likes my scrapbooking and because of that he has his own hunting and fishing scrapbooks that he likes to show people. I am very pleased that Calvin enjoys his hunting and fishing,

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Monday, November 23, 2009

I have not been able to get on here to my blog site because of a glitch with my computer, I do believe it is fixed now, so I will be able to start posting again. I tried to upload a few pictures tonite but there is some kind of glitch that is preventing me from being able to upload so I now need to fix that, I have new cards and scrapbook pages to add, so hopefully I will be able to get them on here in the next day or two.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Sorry its been awhile

Sorry, it has been awhile I have been a little busy but I will now try do better about keepin up this blog. This first card is one that I made for Heather & Mike who got married yesterday and it was a wonderful wedding. I got the idea for this card from Cibele over at CTMH mine is a little more plain than hers. I used X7107B Thats Amore papers, X5640 Blush Cardstock, Z209 White Daisy Ribbon, and Flower Soft, Wishes 9033 pg 66 Three Tiers

So I have seen alot of the covered cookie trays that are being used to make little memo centers so I decided to try one, next one will come out better, but this one is not to bad, I used X7094B Paper Garden, Z817 Autumn Daisy paper flowers, and buttons from the winter collection Z1284 and my Cricut to cut the letters, they are from Lyical letters

next one has nothing to do with cards just a picture I took of a bunch of wild turkeys that were hangin out back for a little while.

these next cards I made using the Everyday card kit, these were for Boss's Day.

This last card is for Heathers Bridal shower, I decided to do the tier fold and used the X7114B Bella papers, since all the cards I had done for her brides maids were using this paper just wanted to use up the last of it, and one of the good things about the tier cards is that you can use scraps and they come out wonderful.
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Thursday, September 24, 2009


These are just a few cards I have done recently, the first one is a shaker box card, I used a small fiskars leaf punch and some choc glitter to fill the shaker box. I used the Autumn Splendor stamp set, Autumn terracotta cs 1270, Chocolate cs X5643, choc ink Z2111 and choc ribbon. 3-D foam Z1151 to make the shaker box with.

This one I used my Cuttlebug on Autumn Terracotta cs, I used Brown Staz on ink Z1142 for stamping the leaves and sentiment, I used reinkers, rubbing alcohol, and glossy paper to make the background paper. Choc waxy flax.

These next 3 cards were using the bases from the Everyday card kit and Bella papers X7114B , I made them for Heather to give to her bridesmaids and her Maid of Honor. I used the oval ribbon slide from the mini-medley collection Z1037. for the Maid of Honor card I wanted her oval slide to be pansy purple but I didn't have one so I used Versamark pad Z891 and Purple pansy embossing powder Z664 to get the color I needed. I also didn't have any pansy paurple ribbon so I used CS and a white gel pen to create a ribbon. Thank you is from D1247 From me to You, border is from D1327 Just Because stamp. I took one of the bases from the Everyday card kit and made a template out of it so I would have this to use later.

This card is using the same base but a different paper pack. I used the Celebration and Notice the Details D1378 stamp sets and papers are Stardust. I made this birthday card for a gentleman who turned 100.

This last card is made using my Cricut, paper flowers and chocolate brads Z1218. Choc cs X5643,
Bush cs X5640, choc ink Z2111, I sanded the top layer of blush.

I hope you enjoy the new cards and please feel free to leave a comment.
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Monday, September 7, 2009

Busy Weekend

This was a busy weekend for me, I went to Amelia on Saturday and met up with Dawn and we hit a couple of stores and had lunch it was a really nice day for me. I found some new Flower soft in Rustic Red and Christmas Green and decided to use them with the new D1374 Ms Holiday stamp set from the new Fall Idea book. the tree is done with flower soft and I used liquid applique on the decorations o the tree, I also used Z308 liquid applique on the hat, I stamped her again in Z2116 cranberry and than paper pieced her dress. I used the X7085B Everlasting paper pk. The second Ms. Holiday card I did, I used the rustic red flower soft on her dress just to see how it would turn out, I needed to have used more flower soft, but shes not to bad.

Been tryin to make a few more manly cards so I made this fron X7110B Back country and the stamp set is D1213 Hunting, I used coloring pencils and gamsol to color him in.

On Sunday I went to see EJ at her house and to play, well she decided we were going to play with Ranger alcohol inks and aluminum foil, plus the cuttlebug well this turned out to be alot of fun, SP and I made a couple of these, and then I bought mine home to turn them into cards becuse I ran out of time at EJ's. While I was there I stamped a few images to bring home to color and use later.
Today, I went to Michaels and picked up some of the ranger alcohol inks, but this is what I did before I left the house.
This first card I have from Ej's is the Alcohol ink and foil. I used choc ribbon, D1181 Autumn Splendor and Z1304 Autumn just blooms. EJ I hope you like how it turned out.

The next card is using X7110B Back country papers and one of the stamps from Ej, I don't know the name of it, I just thought it was cute and would go well with our CTMH back country papers

This next is using 9032 Originals page 70 Peek-A-Boo card, the stamp set is D1067 Racoon and Friends and X7110B back country papers, I used 3505 coloring pencils and gamsol to color the bears I then cut them apart.

This last one, I don't know why it is a little blurring but it looks better in person. I used the ranger alcohol inks and glossy cardstock to make the background for the fish and then I stamped him with Z888 Staz on black, the fish is from C1277 Catch of the Day, design is from page 21 of 9032 Originals Book, paper is X7110B back country.

I have had a really good time this weekend and ladies, Thanks. It was nice to get out of the house and visit.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

On friday, I was looking out my back window and this is what I saw, not one but 6 buck deer, from 9pts down to a spike. I had been waiting for some good pictures to use my Back Country papers with and this worked out perfect. My husband is a hunter so he really liked these. I took a total of about 60 pictures but only scraped what I thought were the best ones. If you click on the image you will see it larger. All product is CTMH.
9030 Imagine book pg 50 conclusion combo, X7110B Back Country level 2 paper pk, D1353 Campin fever, Z2118 Desert sand ink, D1378 Notice the Details, Z1040 Antique cooper brads, Z2311 Chocolate marker. Z1283 Autumn buttons. Cricut Lyrical letters, cuttlebug embossing folder.

Now this next page is interesting because Calvin was doing some clearing here and moved an old bedliner and under it was a 4 1/2 foot black snake, now she wasn't to happy about being found, I got the camera and took a few pictures, while I had the in the edit mode I thought I would zoom in on the snakes face and what I saw in her eye surpised me because it was my reflection, she was looking right at me, I thought this was cool so I printed and scraped it. All product is CTMH.
X7110B Back Country level 2, Window charms Z820, Z401 sassy strands, Z2311 Choc. marker, garden green brads. Cricut Lyrical letters. 9031 Reflections pg 123 sample mix alternate #2

this card is using X7110B back country, C1363 Beary best, coloring pencils and gamsol

The new FALL IDEA BOOKS are here, shoot me and email or give me a call to get yours today.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

new cards

These are just a few new cards, the first 2 are using the Cricut carts Lyrical letters and Wildcard.The papers are CTMH 1381 White Daisy, 1299 Baby Pink, 1285 Heavenly Blue and 5571 GreyWool, Stamp set used is C1037 The Best way, the little shaped buttons I picked up at Michaels some time ago. The bears were colored using 3505 watercolor pencils and gamsol. the bears were stamped with Z1142 Brown staz on ink

I have a friend at work who really like Maxine so for her birthday I found a Maxine that I liked, printed and cut her out twice, I then used some foam tape to give her some dimision. The cardstock was the fun part, a couple of the CTMH consultants (Susan and Brandie) found a way to make glimmer mist using Z1039 Create-a-shade paint and some water in a small spray bottle. use 3/8 paint and about 1/2 water place in bottle and shake. I did this than sprayed my X5667 Petal Cardstock, it gave my card a nice shiny background. it looks better in person.

these cards use Wishes Timeless Trio pg 45 X7114B Bella level 2 and C1317 Paw prints, made these for someone who likes cats. and asked for a few note cards.

And this last picture is of our dog Major who found himself a groundhog hole he decided he wanted to dig it out, thankful he didn't find the groundhog.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

oh my its been awhile

Sorry its been awhile since I added anything, I need to get back to blogging more, So I pulled out my Bella paper pack X7114B today and decided to start on some cards, I had 4 stamp sets layin on the table and decided that these were the things I was going to use today. This first on is a stand up card, it was fun to make. The stamp sets used are D1368 from the Tickled pink kit and C1364 TLC. Ink is Z2145 Smoky Plum, buttons are from the autumn collection Z1283.

I also had my Wishes book out, this next card is Framework from pg 15, it also uses the kissing technique.

This next one is my first round card made from Wishes it called Timeless Trio and can be found on pg 45. I stamped the owl 3 times and cut out different parts to give him more dimsion, Stamp set used C1362 You're a Hoot, I put tiny pearls in the center of the little pink flowers, and Z1051 Bitty Brad in for the eyes

This is Small wonders from pg 101 of 9033 Wishes book. Stamp set used C1317 PawPrints

Collage page 97 of Wishes

This next card is from the Summer 2009 Idea Book, I liked the colors, page 64, Orignals always right. I used 3505 coloring pencils and the Cuttlebug swiss dots folder.

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