Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Where's The Cake? Easel Card

Here is a card I made for a good friend.  We celebrated her 29th birthday, for the 7th time, lol.

I used some spare K&Co paper from I don't even remember which collection, but I fussy cut the butterflies out of the same collection.  The baby roses are IAmRoses and the larger flowers are from Prima's eline collection.  I used Glimmer Mist in coordinating colors to pretty them up.  The doily is from a pack of doilies I got from Michaels in the baking section, and the diecut piece is from a spellbinders nestability.  Soooo much fun making this little card.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


All my YouTube videos got deleted on accident.  I about fainted!  I know it's just YouTube, but a lot of work goes into each and every video :'( .  Please bear with me while I re-upload some vids.  I don't have them all backed up, but I do have some.  I'm so sad, I think I lost some vids I had of my daughter.  The vids won't be in chronological order any more either.  And if there is a video below that you want to watch, they won't work.  I will try to replace them with working videos, but until then, visit .  Thanks so much for your patience.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Artsy Addicts Technique Blog Hop! Using Kraft Glassine

Hi Hoppers! Welcome to the Artsy Addicts Technique Blog Hop.  If you made it here, you probably just came from the fabulous Darlene Carroll's blog. If not,  start at Angela's blog and see what all the talented Artsy Addicts have up there sleeves for you.

I'm so excited to share a new product from Tim Holtz.  It's called Kraft Glassine and it is a coated kraft paper that is semi-translucent.  The cool part about it is that the coating resists inks and colors.  When you crumple up or emboss the glassine, cracks are created in the coating and absorb color.  You've got to try it for yourself, it's hard to get how totally cool it is through explanations or on camera.  This is definitely a new fave of mine...I'm just sayin'.  Hope you enjoy the video :)

Want to win some Kraft Glassine?  Leave a comment below and I will use to pick a winner. Good luck!

Hop on over to Liz's blog and see what she has in store for you.  Have fun!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Some Cards (:

Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice

Here is a very easy card I made using my Cricut Home Decor Cartridge.  I have Create A Critter coming in and can't wait to make some cute animal cards!!  I ruffled the ribbon as I used my sewing machine to sew it onto the card base.  I love sewing on cards!!  This is a really simple to make card with very cute effects.  Perfect for that sweet little girl in your life :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!

Thank you Jamie for this award!  I've always admired your blog and to receive this award from you is such an honor :)  You can visit Jamies blog, Jamie's Crazy Craft Life, "here".

To have the honor of receiving the Stylish Blogger Award you must always pay it forward to other bloggers who are fairly new to blogging or to bring more fans to those you enjoy following.  
With this award you are to share eight things about yourself.  Then pass the award to eight others

I'd like to pass the Stylish Blogger Award to:

3) LaShawnda "Stampin' with La'Diva"
4) Marie "Art of Marie"
6) Jo "Paper Drama"
7) Rina "Scrap Musubi"
8) Gisele "Supersnooks13"

Yikes!  Eight things about myself??  Here goes...:

1) Since I'm holding a cup of coffee right now, I'll start with the fact that I need my morning cup of java!! (or two)

2) I'm a work from home mom.  I work for two different web stores managing product input and social media sites (that's my excuse for always being on Facebook!)

3) I love roses.  Well, I love rose drawings and paintings and my daughters middle name is Rose.  I love rose colors (tattered rose, dusty rose...) but I don't really like the actual flower.  It may be that it's too cliche, but there you have it.

4) My favorite show growing up was The Carol Duvall Show.  I liked HGTV a lot better than MTV!  I'm such a dork, I know :) 

5) I'm a Navy brat.  My favorite place to live was Guam!  I love island life, and the fact that I could walk to a beautiful tropical beach in two minutes to snorkel on the reef was awesome.  I'm so happy I got to experience that.  Now to convince my husband that we need to move there...

6) For my 10th birthday, my dad quit smoking (cold turkey after smoking all of his teen and adult life) at my request.  Because of this, I have never and will never pick up a cigarette.  I also won $100 at bingo so that was a really good birthday :)

7) I'm afraid of aliens.  I do believe there are life forms on other planets and that they have the ability to visit Earth.  You know that story about the Bermuda Triangle and the big brightly lit object that comes out of the water and zooms across the night sky?  Did you know that the earliest recorded sighting of that particular light in what is now known as the Bermuda Triangle can be found in the log of Christopher Columbus?  True story.  

8) I love love love to read.  I loved the Twilight Series as well as The Host, also by Stephenie Meyer.  My favorite author is Jane Austen and my favorite book is Pride and Prejudice.  Other favorites include Little Women, Gone With The Wind, The Mysterious Journey of Edward Tulane (read that one with my son and loved it), Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, The Hidden Diary of Marie Antionette, Confessions of a Queen, Mary Queen of Scotts and the Isles, and many more.  I especially love books based in the past :)

Thanks again, Jamie.  I can't wait to read more random facts about some awesome bloggers :)  Have a great day, everyone <3

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Busy Life of a Scrappin' Mom

With an infant and a small child it's difficult to find a minute to craft!  I usually save my crafting for late at night, but I've been so tired lately since Jaidyn still isn't sleeping through the night.  I know I'll miss these sleepless nights when she's all grown up and asking to borrow the car, but for now I'm just trying to get some shut-eye whenever I find a quiet minute :)  In other words, I haven't been able to do too much scrappin'.  I have made a few cards, two altered canvas's for myself, and one as a birthday gift for my Daddy (pics coming soon).  I still haven't finished my 'You and Me' mini which I've shown on my youtube channel but it'll be done soon.  What have you all been up to?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Mixed Media Painting For Sale On eBay!

Please let me know if you have any questions :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

January Swap Video

Kiss Me, I'm Irish! Swap

These ATC's will be Due March first. The sign up list is open, so hurry and sign up before all the spots are gone :) Only 4 more spots left. Please make 9+1

Sign Up List

  • Stephanie - Done
  • Mamou - Received
  • lvmeeyes
  • Kivara
  • EZMOMMY - Received
  • Kat Scrapz - Received
  • Nothing1309 - Received
  • sugarmamas - Not Participating
These are going out Saturday ladies :)  Ya'll are sooo talented!!