Thursday, January 26, 2012

Finally a creation..........

Lately I just have NOT been inspired to make
cards!!  I just don't have the space and eveyone
gives me a hard time when I drag it all out!

SO I have moved onto something else for now!
I got an invitation to pinterest and well I am
officially addicted!!! I have pinned so many projects
for me and hubby to make!!  I have now vowed
to try and stay off until I have completed some!! LOL

So my first project is a washer/dryer stand.  Our new
laundry room in Texas is super small and left little
room for anything other than my washer and dryer!!

Sorry for the bad shots but like I said the room is
small and this was the only angle!!

The hardest part was painting the words as I have
quite a shaky hand! Ideally I would have painted them with
the unit on its side but we needed to see if the stand
would work so I had to do it already set up!

I just had to show my sign as I LOVE it!! LOL

Lastly yesterday was my wonderful hubby's birthday!! He isn't the
biggest fan of cake so he always wants an apple pie!
(He also can never just sit and smile at the camera either!!
He has to either make some silly face or this and I thought
this was the best!!! LOL)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope your all doing well and have a
fabulous rest of the week!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Saturated Canary......

Good Morning!!!
I hope all of you are having a nice New Year so far!!
With the weather the way it is here, I keep thinking
it is the fall!! LOL The kids had such a long break
for Winter and it was warm when we went back so it is
throwing me off!!

Anyways I have been collecting a bunch of Krista's
Saturated Canary images and finally got a chance to use one.
I have NOT been in the mood for making any cards lately
but needed one for my SIL's birthday last week.
I love this sweet image, but they are all so cute, it was
so hard to choose which one!!!

When one season is over ~ I have to admit to having a hard time
changing papers!! LOL Seriously it takes me awhile!
I just don't like change that much! That is why I went with green
and red ~ which I never use but it was still fresh in my head!

Papers ~ MME
Inks ~ distress inks and twinkling h20's
Embellies ~ flowers ~ MFT die, stars ~ Hobby Lobby
Banner die ~ WOJ, letters ~ Cuttlebug

Thanks so  much for stopping by! I hope you
all have a fabulous week! I am off with the girls
to find myself some jeans!! UGH! I have new boots
that I love and the jeans I usually buy are petite so I need
to get some long ones to wear with the boots!!
Take care!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!!!!!

First off I want to wish every one a
Happy and Healthy New Year!!!!
I can't believe it is that time already!!

Sorry I have been so quiet!!  Life is just getting in
the way right now! Nothing bad just alot of
busyness!!  Hopefully things settle down and I can
get in the swing of things!! BUT everytime I say
that things get worse!! haha

Anyways I see alot of ladies making a TOP 12 list
and decided since I haven't posted in awhile I should
do this as well!!!  So here are my favorite 12 of 2011:

Yes I put 13 because I couldn't take one out!! hehe
That is what I get for asking the girls to help!

Again Happy New Years to you all
and best wishes for 2012!!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Elphine House Challenge #12...White on White.......

Good Evening!!!
It is time for another challenge over at
I had fun with this one! I need to get moving on
Teacher's gifts so I pulled out one of the houses
I bought to put treats in and went to town! I just
kept adding and adding!! LOL

I LOVE the way it turned out but the none of the girls want
this one!! LOL They don't think it is Christmassy at all!!!
To keep in with the theme of Christmas I went with this adorable image!
AGAIN ~ I think I have used her 4 times already!! I just love
how versatile she is!!

I really wanted to stick with the white along with some neutrals ~
that is why I decided to do the cracked glass effect on a plain image
as opposed to coloring it. I would have had to use alot of colors
on this one.


I used old organ music that I had laying around and of course
wouldn't you know the Christmas song I pick and put on the
roof has the bad word for donkey straight across the back of it!
I didn't even catch it ~ the girls we yelling at me!! hehe
So I had to cover it up with some snow.

I also added some tinsel glitter to the bells.

I got some really good cracks in this time!

The house was from Hobby Lobby, bells ~ eBay,
the felt snowflakes ~ WOJ die and the big
ribbon is from some towels that I bought.
The buttons are from my stash, lace is WOC and
the postage sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.

Sorry it has been forever since I have blogged! It is
only getting worse instead of better!! 
AND with Christmas right around the corner I am finding it
harder and harder to find time to make cards! This will be
the second year in a row I can't send them! How bad is that???

Anyways thanks so much for stopping by and I hope
you are all enjoying the holiday season so far!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dreaming of a White Christmas......

...and that is as close as I will get to a White Christmas!! LOL
Anyways Good Morning!!!

This week  over at Teddy Bo the challenge is:
White Christmas!
So we want to see your interpretation of what
a white christmas is to you!

I have played along with the fab sketch from Christmas challenges.
Here is what I came up with:

I have had this image printed off forever and finally
got a chance to use her ~ perfect for this challenge!
She was colored with distress inks and the background
is twinkling h20's.  Stickles cover the snowflake and swirls.

I used my cuttlebug to make my embossed background.  The bells
are silver ones from Hobby Lobby that I spray painted with white
matte finish spray paint.  Of course I couldn't not add some
crackle distress paint in Picket Fence.


Here are this week's graphics that are now available at
the Teddy Bo store, they are all so darling:

Well that is it from me today!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Elphine House ~ Challenge #11.......

Good Morning!
It is time for another challenge over at
(Don't forget as we would love to see your EH creations ~
you can still use ANY EB image that you want for the challenge!)

This fortnight's challenge is a photo inspiration and I have
used it to make a Thank you card for my mom for her
help with Thanksgiving.  I couldn't have done it without her!

I used this adorable image ~ Daisy ~ Scattering Love
I get nervous when I have to use a bunch of brighter colors
but after awhile it started to grow on me! Not sure I will
do it all the time though! LOL

Papers ~ Bo Bunny
Stamps ~ Elphine HOuse, Sentiments ~ CHF
Lace ~ JoAnn's, leaves ~ cuttlebug

Sorry again for not posting much! I feel like I write this
everytime!   I just can't find the time to papercraft anymore!
Ever since the move it has been really difficult!
Several factors contribute to this! No space for my stuff
is a huge part of it ~ trying to figure it out though!
Unfortunately it is NOT even a priority to my hubby
so that makes it difficult too!!

Well thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a
wonderful week!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Elphine House ~ Challenge 10...

Good Evening!!!
It is the start of another challenge over
This week Lynda has given us a
fabulous sketch to work with!!!
I flipped the sketch so I could make a
little pouch for a tag and giftcard:

This adorable image is called Laura ~ flower girl.
Isn't she adorable??? Love all these wedding ones!!
AND did you see the ring bearer and Groom??
They are so sweet ~ always make me smile!!

My image was colored with distress inks and twinkling h20's.
The paper is Prima and everything else is from my stash ~
most likely WOC.

Well thanks so much for stopping by!!
We would LOVE to see you play along!!
You can use any EB image that you want and if you
win you will get your choice of 2 adorable Elphine House stamps!!
They are all adorable so it is a win win!!!! We really
want to see more people play along!!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Teddy Bo ~ Catch a Falling Star....

Good Afternoon!!!
Today I have a new image to show you
called "Catch a Falling Star".
I just adore this image and she is perfect for
Christmas or not!! LOL Love that!

I have played along with the sketch over at
Stamp with Fun.

I was looking through all my Christmas papers from last year
and came across some of the Webster's Pages. I loved that
line last year but I am not a fan of many lines this year!!!
Maybe that is why my mojo got up and left me!! LOL
No new papers in forever!!!!

Here is a close-up of the colored image!
It was colored with distress inks and twinkling h20's.
The sentiment is computer generated and is from the
Christmas song..Away in a Manger.

Well that is it for me today!!
I hope you all have a fabulous week-end!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Angel's Grace......

Good Afternoon!
Today I have one of the new
Belles and Whistles stamps to show you!
(Did you see all of them???? So CUTE!!!!)
I have been seeing this paper latterns around blogland
and wanted to try one out! So I have used my new
Angel's Grace image for it! She was perfect!
I think she is absolutely beautiful! I used alot of white
and glitter! I didn't get a pic at night but I am hoping
the glitter shimmers everywhere!!!

Sorry I cannot find the tutorial anywhere!! I must have just followed
the tutorial with it on my screen while I made it!! It is pretty easy though.
Make 2 papers 8x6.5 and the other two 8x5.5.  Score
the thinner ones at .5 on each side. That is what you glue the edges
together with.  You can punch out any design that you want!
The bottom is 7.5 x 5.5 and you score all edges at .5 and
make a bottom lid.  Easy peasy! Then decorate as you wish!

My image was colored with distress inks and twinkling h20's.
I added glitter pen to her lantern and snowflake.

I am also going to be playing along with the challenge that
Belles and Whistles has going on now..

Make sure to go and have a look at the new stamps!
They are so precious!!!! Plus a few other adorable images!
This pizza one I fell in LOVE with when I seen Elisabeth
draw it up!! I can't wait to get my hands on her!! So cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful night!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Elphine House ~ Challenge #9

Good Morning!!
It is time for another challenge over at
We would like to see your creations with the
theme "Get Well Wishes".
I seen this tutorial for making this tissue box
over at Stampartic and thought it was perfect for
this challenge!  This sweet image is perfect as well!

Isn't that just so cute! My daughter's all want one for
the desk at school! Since we have moved they all
have been having allergy issues and we go through so many
tissues!! But this is fab as you can just reload them!

Papers ~ Scrapcake
Inks ~ distress inks, twinkling h20's
Accessories ~ snowflake and button ~ sweet blogging friend
pearls ~ Melissa Frances

Well that is it from me today!!
The challenge runs for 2 weeks and
remember you can use any Elisabeth Bell
image that you want!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday ~ Pastels!

Good Morning! (Or Afternoon)
It is Tuesday again and it is time for
another challenge over at Teddy Bo!
This fortnight we are asking you to use Pastels!

I decided to try a side-step card and thought this image
worked perfectly as the sign is pointing into the trees!

I have used Tim Holtz paper for this one! I love that
pad and I think this is the first I have used it!!!!
Image was colored with distress inks and smuthered in
distress crackle paint and snow-tex.

The new images are up too! So cute:

AND don't forget this week is Gayle's birthday sale with
25% off all graphics until the 5th! You will find
all the info and code on the Teddy Bo Challenge here.

Well thanks so much for stopping by and
I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Christmas Bo Elf......

Good Morning!!
Oh what a week it has been! I can't wait until it is over!!
My eyes feel like they have been crossed all week!! LOL

Anyways I have managed to make a Christmas card
using one of the new images from Teddy Bo!
I just adore this one ~ Christmas Bo Elf.
He was a joy to color and I had such a fun time making this one up!
I followed the sketch from CLP and added

Bo was colored with distress inks and twinkling h20's.
I had to do him up more vintagey.  I had fun adding
more and more stuff. I found a bunch of stamps that I
haven't used and forgot I had.  For a bronzey look I
colored with Brushed Corduroy and then went over it with
my glitter pen.

Stamps ~ Teddy Bo
Better not Pout ~ Retired CHF, Dec and scratch ~ Tim Holtz
Wish list ~ Whimy Stamps
Papers ~ MME, old book page
Inks ~ distress inks, twinkling h20's
Accessories ~ Holly diecut ~ WOJ, Bells diecut ~ Memory Box,
Button, bells and cheesecloth ~ stash
Wooden flourish ~ Flying Unicorn

Well that is it from me today!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you
all have a fabulous week-end!
We have so much planned so I will see you Tuesday for
Teddy Bo Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday......

Good Afternoon!!
I just wanted to remind you all that
the new images for Teddy Bo are up and
they are just adorable! You will want to hop
over and get some now!!!!  Here they are:

Also Colette, my wonderful team-mate
from Teddy Bo is having a Teddy Bo tombola!!!
For all the details you can go here
She has the cutest prizes to be won
and she has several so you will want to go
and see!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Elphine House brings back Daisy......

Good Morning!!

It is time for a new challenge over at Elphine House!!!
The new challenge wants you to use fall colors
and one of Elisabeth's cuties that are sitting!!

The DT have all decided to use Daisy now that
she has been rereleased at Elphine House!!
We know alot of you will be excited as she is a favorite!!!

I have decided to make my daughter an Autumn plaque.
She has a Spring one now she will have an Autumn one!

I have gone over everything with some distress ink in Vintage photo.
The adorable image was colored with distress inks
and twinkling h20's.

Papers ~ Prima
Inks ~ distress inks, twinkling h20's
Accessories ~ ribbon, lace and flower ~ WOC
Cut out leaves ~ Cuttlebug, glitter ~ MS

Don't forget to head over to the Elphine House challenge blog
to see what the rest of the DT have done with Daisy!
Don't forget also you have 2 weeks to play along and you can
use ANY Elisabeth Bell image!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you
have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday .....

Good Morning!!
First off I want to really apologize for being
so quiet lately!! I have to admit that I am having a
hard time adjusting to Texas!!!
SO....I decided it was time to step down from some
DT's for now so I can get myself acquainted better
for me and my family.   I thank Belles and Whistles
and Elisabeth Bell so much for letting me be apart of
their teams for awhile ~ I loved being a part of them :)

Right, now it is Teddy Bo tuesday and you all know that means
new releases!!! They are just adorable week after week!
I was too busy to print one out so I went ahead and made a card with
one from last week that I started and didn't get finished!!!
(Seems to be my MO lately!!!)

Isn't he just the sweetest thing!!! Oh I just fell in love with him!
He was colored with distress inks, (Aged Mahogany, Old Paper, Brushed cord)

My better shot!  I am thinking this one comes out nicer as it isn't
in the complete sun! If the card is standing I have to take out
in the sunlight and it gets too much but if I lay it down I
can take it from the patio!

And here are the cuties for this week:

To see more examples of cards using these you can, as
always, go and take a look at the challenge blog or
at the store as they are now available!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you
have a wonderful day!