Thursday, December 20, 2012

Merry Christmas

Well as the holiday season gets closer I get more stressed on making cards! This year I had lots of plans to make special cards for my dear friends but my husband hurt his back really bad. He can't walk or stand so I have spent 5 days at the hospital visiting him and bringing him food! He is now home but still in pain. We are still not sure what is wrong with his back we think that it is a pinched nerve or prolapsed disk. We had a CT scan done on monday out of town. It was a 4 hour drive to the apt and than back! It was snowing so much that we stayed the night and headed back home tuesday.

So it has been a very busy busy month. I did get a few cards made here is one of my favorites!!


I used simple stories stickers and paper! Love this line!! I am entering my card in to Creative Accents December Challenge

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to Everyone

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Playing in Paradise #92

One of my favorite challenge sites I go to weekly is Playing in Paradise. I love there challenges. They switch it up every week! With that being said this is the challenge for this week! a sketch! Who doesn't love a good sketch!! 

P)laying in Paradise Challenge #92


Here is my take on the sketch!! It is a birthday card for my bestie! 


The image is a tickled pink image, the sentiment is a graphicat. Colored with copics and added some bling and ribbons from my stash!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Saturated Canary Challenge #29

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Eulanda
Happy Birthday to you!!

Eulanda is one of my favorite twins! I want to wish her and her sister a very Happy Birthday for today!If you want to wish her a happy birthday please head on over to her blog

I hope that you like your card Eulanda!! The picture isn't very good because I took it with my phone :( but it will have to do because I had to send it out earlier this week so it would get to her. 


Happy birthday my dear friend! :) 

May today you get all that you wish for! 

I am entering this card in to the Saturated Canary Challenge 29 shaped card. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Graphicat Sketch 18

Graphicat Sketch 18 is up and ready to go. I actually had time to make a card with this sketch! What a fun sketch to play with!! :) You do not have to use a graphicat image if you don't want to but it is always nice!! :)    Here is the sketch


Here is my take on the sketch. I needed a nice thank you card for a friend of mine. So here it is! I used kraftin Kimmy stamps. I love anything tea :) I colored with copics. 


Hope you like it! :)

Don't forget to check out the other crafty cats creations! :)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Cheri!!


Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Cheri! Happy birthday to you!

Cheri over at Graphicat Sketches and Graphicat Designs is having a birthday today! She is the big 40!! oh sorry 29 again! :)

 For Cheri's birthday some of her very talented friends have put together a blog hop in her honor!! :) You should be coming from Carol's Blog

I already sent Cheri her birthday card I was actually on time this year! That is a first for me!! So I found this sign and thought of us!

A few years ago at a crop! Cheri & me!! :) Those were the days! 

Wish I still lived next door to you so we could have a birthday drink! Happy Birthday Dear Friend! 


Teila doesn't have a blog but wanted me to say Happy Birthday to Cheri as well!!

Cheri & Teila
 Happy birthday Cheri!!

And your next stop in this blog hop is the very talented Janet's blog!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Saturated Canary Challenge #26 Mojo Monday Sketch 259

The challenge over at Saturated Canary #26 is use at least 2 things that start with "B"! 

For my card that I am going to enter I made a birthday card with 
Blue, Black, Bottle cap and Blue Bling!!:) 

I also used Mojo Monday sketch 259 Isn't it a great sketch! I actually used this sketch twice this weekend! :) I just love it!!


I just love this image from Saturated Canary "Smashy Bob" Isn't she cute!!

 For the bottle cap I cute a piece of paper, glued it down then added glossy accents and bling then I sprinkled glitter on top!


 I made this card with a special friend in mind! I hope she likes it!! yes I am posting the card before I send it out because I wanted to make sure I got my card entered into the challenge!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Large Purple Smash Book

I have some very talented friends!! I use to have all the cards that I have gotten from them on my wall. Then I moved and I don't have the same wall space. So they have been sitting in plastic bins (the ones that your salad comes in)! As seen below. I really love looking at all these cards. These ladies are very talented!! So I decided to put them all in a smash book!

All my cards :)

Do you see my puppy in the background! She is a great helper when it comes to smashing! :)


These cards are from a very talented Eulanda



The card on the left is by Shelley and the cards on the right are from Tanya 


These are also by Shelley


These are made by Sarah, Janet, Tara and Julie


 These cards are from Cheri! I have a few pages with her cards on them! :) Cheri is also the owner of Graphicat Designs



These are from Teila. She no longer has a blog :(


 So this is what my giant purple smash book looks like so far!! LOL I love it. I still have to add there names on the pages and a few other things, but I wanted to share with you what I am using my smash books for!! :)  


Thanks for stopping by! :) 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Graphicat Sketchs Challenge #14 & Saturated Canary's Challenge #24


Come over and join us at Graphicat Sketches for another beautiful sketch and a check out the rest of the Graphicat's!

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch. I have been falling in love with Saturated Canary's images! She is another very talented lady!! I have to say I am very impressed with my coloring on this image!! :) 


For those of you who don't know I love flowers. In a magazine I read recently this lady used transparent paper and cute a circle or flower, emboss with circles and shade in the embossed circles! I love them.. Can you see it behind my purple flower? 

I also want to enter this card into Saturated Canary's Challenge #24
Photo inspiration. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Paper: from my stash
Image: Saturated Canary
Sentiment: Graphicat Designs
Copic Markers



Friday, August 10, 2012

Playing in Paradise Guest Designer

Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge #79 - Guest Designer

Hey everyone!! So over at one of my favorite challenge blogs I am a guest designer for the week!! 

This week over at Scrapbooker's Paradise  they are having a color inspiration challenge!!

Come on over and join us this week! :) 

So these are colors that I don't normally use. The first thing I thought to use was my Kraftin Kimmy stamp. Isn't he cute!! 

I found these beautiful flowers in my stash!! Aren't they a perfect match!!

Paper: Echo Park Summer Days, Stampim Up Cardstock
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmy, Just Rite Cling - Signs of life
Markers: Copics
Nesties: Stampin Up Nesties

Thanks for stopping by and head over to Scrapbooker's Paradise and join the challenge

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Scrapbookers Paradise Challenge 77

Scrapbookers Paradise challenge # 77 is a sketch!! I love sketches! They make my mojo flow and that is a good thing! 

Last night my husband was out golfing so I had the house to myself. I put on Big Brother and made a card for a friend of mine. Using this sketch:


This is my take on the sketch



Paper: Spring Time (echo Park) & Stampin Up Card stock
Coloring: Copics
Stamps: Saturated Canary (I love her images) They are so much fun to color.
Embellishments: From Stash

Have a great long weekend! :)



Monday, July 30, 2012

Some More Smash Pages

It has been a while since I posted hasn't it!! That is not good but this summer has been a very very busy summer. Weddings, parties, bbq's and a whole lot of fun! 

I have been smashing. I have decided that my smash books are going to be my brag books. I do love scrapbooking but it just takes so much time to make a layout because it has to be perfect! I am a busy person and don't really have much time for my hobby. So smashing it is! I find that I use those stickers that are just collecting dust and I also journal a lot more when I smash! 

I smash in front of the tv with my family! That way I am doing my hobby and still spending time with my family! :) You should see my front room! LOL I am trying to convince my husband that I need a desk in there! Wish me luck!

So here is a few pages I have done in the blue book!


This is my princess dog. Roxy, We got her for my husband and well she loves him but she loves me more!! :) She is my shadow! I love her she is so cute!!! She loves to be on my lap wrapped in a blanket! :)


This is a very simple page for a beautiful picture! This is the other princess of the family, Out beautiful daughter. 

This is one of our horses. My husbands initials are "KD" that is how we came up with her name Kaddie! These pictures are too cute not to share! 

Here is a close up of the page..... :)

Here is another beautiful picture of my daughter! I actually had this one done in an 8x10 in black & white. It looks so good in black and white. The next page is about my horse "Nutty" Isn't he handsome!!

I am also in the middle of the black smash book smashing away a trip to mexico with the girls and my best friends wedding!! Will post those when I am done! :) 

Happy Smashing!!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Graphicat Sketchs #10


Another great sketch over at Graphicat sketches!! :) I had a lot of fun with this sketch! You wouldn't believe how much paper I go through when I do a sketch! LOL there are so many different looks once you cut your paper down and start laying your card out! LOL I am trying to get into using a few different patterns on a card. Still have a hard time with that!!


So this is my take on the sketch!! 
Isn't it cute! I just love this image! :) 


Paper: Authentigue Journey
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps, Graphicat Stamps
Colored with Copics
Tim Holtz distress ink

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Smashing!

My very first smash book page! Last night my daughter and I put on Harry potter, yes the very first one and pulled out our smash books! We had so much fun. She didn't want to put hers down and same with me. I am doing a smash book all about me! When I scrapbook it is always about my daughter, animals or husband. You don't see much of me in my scrapbooks. So I have decided what a great thing to do for my daughter. That way when I am old and grey she will have something all about me to look back on. 

So this is where I started. Day 1 Yourself! 


Here is my very first pages! :) 


Before I got pregnant with my beautiful daughter I entered into a modeling contest. It was so much fun. Those pictures are now in the little pocket. They are really beautiful pictures and yes they did call me back. At that time I was 6 months pregnant!! I wouldn't change that for the world! :) 

So this page is all about me! I will probably add more stuff as I find it! :) 

What do you think?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Graphicat Sketches Challenge 9

Hi everybody! Are you looking for a good challenge? Well do we have a good one for you! :) Over at Graphicat Sketches  We run our sketches every 2 weeks. Make sure you enter our sketch challenge! You never know what you will win!! :) 

Here is sketch #9


Here is my take on the sketch. 



Papers: Close to my heart
Coloring: Copics 
Images: Graphicat Designs & Tickled Pink

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sketches In Thyme #78


So i had a great long weekend! A good friend of mine came for a visit and we spent the weekend challenginer our selves in the scrapbook room! Although I didn't get much done. A card and a layout it was a great time! :) I am so glad that she came up. 

Sketches in Thyme has been one of my favorite sketches in blog land!! They are so easy to do and so much fun!! So here is sketches in thyme Challenge #78.


So here is my take on the sketch. 


I just love these pictures. I have wanted to scrapbook these for a while now! So here it is! :) I used my silhouette for the title & the flourish, butterfly. In the butterfly it says FLY that was perfect for these pictures! :) 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! 


Monday, April 30, 2012

Playing In Paradise #64

Playing in Paradise Challenge #64 Friendship!! 

So my daughters Friend was over last week and asked me to make her a canvas! I said sure!! I seen this challenge and thought Perfect!! So I made a canvas for her. Her only rule was NO PINK!! LOL well that was hard for me because I always use pink in my stuff!! These pictures were taken last summer! Summer of 2011. You can't see it very good but the top picture has a beautiful rainbow behind the girls!! 


I stamped the green paper with close to my heart stamps. Same with the title! I also cut out the letters, glittered them then I used liquid glass on them to make them pop! 
I used my score pal to make the flowers. 
I found little charms that reminded me of the girls and put them on as well. 

I am entering my canvas in the Scrapbookers Paradise Challenge #64 Friendship

Hey all! It has been a while since I have made a card and a post too! Life just gets so busy and we don't stop and smell the flowers enough! 

Over at Graphicat Sketchs Challenge blog we have a new sketch for you!!

Here is my take on the sketch! 

I was going for very girly!! You think I managed to do that!! :) 

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you enter in our challenge blog!! You never know what you will win!! :) 


Friday, April 27, 2012

My Creative Mess!!

So last night I got some time in my scrapbook room! I promise it was cleaned before I got there!!


But this is what it looked like by the time I was done making my card!! 
Guess I am going to have to get in there and do some more cleaning!! 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A late sketchy challenge

Over at Canadian Scrapbooker they have a sketchy challenge every month. I printed the January one off in hopes to get the layout done in January! Well I think that I am a little late!! LOL!! Just a few months. But that doesn't mean I still can't use it!!
So here is the sketch
And here is my take on the sketch!
I took these pictures a few years ago at our old house. Sorry the picture isn't very good. I am still learning how to take pictures of my layouts. So I am open to any suggestions!! :)
I used Close to My Heart Paper,
The snow man is a quickutz, same with the alphabet. (Snow Days)
I love that ribbon!! I think that I am just about out of it :(
Thanks for looking! Till next time! :)