Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas

This Christmas has not been exactly the way I planned it when I retired this year. I was so excited I would have lots of time to decorate and make all the things I have planned. Sometimes things happen to put a ringer in it! For the last couple months I have been dealing with lots of pain on my right lower half of my body. The doctors tried medicines, but did not seem to work. After xrays and MRI they figured out what was wrong and now no surgery. They gave me some steroids and other pain medication and I started physical therapy, but still not much difference. Today, the doctor is trying something else in hopes I have a pain free holiday. It will just take some time, but I am so disappointed I did not get to do all those things I planned. I do have the shopping done and wrapped and hopefully tomorrow I will feel like baking. I still have so many blessings to be thankful for. I have a great husband who is my rock, two wonderful sons who were lucky enough to marry terrific girls. I love them like they were my own, and blessed me with 3 of the most beautiful grandchildren. I am so looking forward to them opening their gifts and see their joy, after all that is what is about. Thank God for all our miracles that surround each of us. Now I can fight through this pain a little longer and I know he will keep me in his hands and will be alright. Merry Christmas to all my crafting friends and I can't wait to get back at it soon with lots of goodies to share.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Paper Cutz Challenge #72

This weeks challenge over at Paper Cutz is to do a layout, card, or paper craft using a banner for New Years. I choose the colors of black, silver, and gold for my layout. I think this will be perfect for the grandchildrens page for their 2011 album. I used several Cricut cartridges for this layout. I will make a couple more since I have 3 beautiful angels. I have been under the weather for a few weeks with pain to my ride side, but with medication and physical therapy I am finally getting better and will get back to doing what I love and that is crafting. I had a couple projects I wanted to do for the holidays but not sure they will get done, but then we have Valentines Day around the corner. If we get anymore snow like we had this week, I will get lots of scrapping and cardmaking completed now that I can sit for longer periods.

Friday, December 10, 2010

New challenge for Paper Cutz #71

This weeks challenge was to use a snowman or snowflake making either layout, card, or papercraft. I decided on a layout because I am trying to plan ahead for all the pictures of my beautiful grandchildren opening their presents. I have been down for a couple weeks and not in my craft room much. I was sitting in my living room looking at my beautiful tree and mantle and got the inspiration from one of the grandchildrens stocking. I am working on the second page to this layout too. I used paper from CTMH and cricut cartridge for the snowflakes, words, and snowman. Please join us over at Paper Cutz this week and enjoy creating!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Not much crafting going on!

The last couple weeks, I have not even had much of a chance to work on anything. I have been experiencing pain from my right buttock down to my feet. I have been to the hospital for tests 3 times last week and hopefully the mri I had Friday shows something. Not much sleep and the pain pills and muscle relaxers do not work. They did schedule me to see a neurologist, but not till after the holidays. I got 3 cartridges on Black Friday and haven't even as much as looked at them yet. I am hoping today to maybe work on some Christmas cards. I have managed to do my challenges for the DT at Paper Cutz but that is about all. Now off to see if the doctor got the results back yet! Say a little prayer for me please.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Challenge 70

This weeks challenge over at Paper Cutz was to do anything we wanted with 2 pattern papers that were Christmas themed. I did a 2 page layout from last years Christmas that I am just finishing!! I used Kaiser Crafts paper and love the colors. Please join us this week with your creation.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Challenge #69

This week over at Paper Cutz, you can do anything you like on a card, layout, or papercraft. I made some tags for my packages and a card for this challenge. I am down with trouble in my back so this was simple for me to do. I used some Stampin Up and Close to my Heart and PeachieKeen stamps to complete these. Be sure to join in our challenge this week. Follow the link above.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Challenge #68 At Paper Cutz

This week over at Paper Cutz we are to challenge you to make a card, layout, or paper craft using Bling and any colors for Christmas you like! I covered a paper mache box and decorated it to hold an ornament and made a small gift card to attach. The top is decorated with a flower and lots of bling. The card has a CTMH ornament stamp with bling. Please join us this week with your project.

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Paper Cutz challenge #67

For this weeks challenge over at Paper Cutz, we were to make a card, layout, or paper craft for Thanksgiving using buttons and bows in any color combination we choose. I made a tissue box cover and card. I got the idea for the tissue box cover at Splitcoast Stampers and I love it! I will be working on another one for Christmas too. I used Close to my Heart papers and cardstock for this project from their Olivia collection. I cut the leaves from my cricut using the Paperdolls for Everyday cartridge. This was a fun project and I hope you will join us this week for the challenge. Just click on the name above to get to the challenge.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Paper Cutz Challenge #66

I am a little later getting this up today because I was watching my granddaughter Peyton at her house today and did not take my laptop with me. This is our challenge for the week over at Paper Cutz. You are to make a card, layout or paper craft using any colors but it must be a Get Well and include ribbon and a flying object that can be digital, stamped, or die cut. I choose the butterfly from Indie Art Cricut cartridge. It is dimensional too. I have been under the weather most of the week so I decided on a card for this project. I used Bazzill cardstock and pattern paper I got at Hobby Lobby. I made the flower with two different flower punches and I used Kaiser Craft pearls.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A project I did for a gift!

This week I have been under the weather and starting to feel almost back to normal, whatever that may be lol! I have not done anything creative, but wanted to share what I did last week for my Daughter-in-law Jessica as a extra birthday gift. She loves the mini books I do and requested one for her to use for her tailgating pictures for the 2010 Ky Wildcat Football season. I made this using my Bind it All and I did purchase the page protectors that fit my book. She will be able to keep this book protected that way. Her book is 24 pages and I did put in a few pictures, but she can do the rest. I will show you just a few pages I made for this book. I also made a second one for a friend of hers that recently suffered a loss in her family and I hope she will enjoy it. I got the die cut for the front of this book in Pigeon Forge at the Super Scrapbook Store and wish I had gotten a couple more. They were expensive, but well detailed.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Challenge #65 at Paper Cutz

This week over at Paper Cutz, we were to make a card, layout or paper craft project for Breast Cancer Awareness. Please join us this week with your wonderful creation.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Some Trick or Treat Boxes

I have some special little ones who will be coming to go trick or treat this weekend and made them some special boxes for their treats. I bought some green take out boxes from Walmart and just decorated them. I made the others out of pattern cardstock Halloween paper. I also made some for my granddaughter Peyton's friends she goes to daycare with. I did a glass jar etching some cute Halloween designs and filled it with candy for her caregiver too. I love making things for the little ones and will be getting ideas ready for Christmas next!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

SOUS Autumn Mini Album Swap

I recently participated in a Mini Autumn Album Swap over at Stuck On U Sketches. My partner was Tonya Allen and she sent me a beautiful album along with lots of fun embellishments to add to it. We just went to the orchard last week so I have tons of great pictures to add to this beautiful album. She also sent me a little Autumn note pad which is being used right now! Thanks so much Tonya for this album and being my partner and thanks to SOUS for this swap!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Challenge # 64 At Paper Cutz

Your challenge this week at Paper Cutz is to make a Halloween card, layout or paper craft using stars, circles, diamonds or cresents and any colors you like! I decided to make a Halloween page that I will use after next weeks Trick or Treat for the grandchildren. I used the cartridge Happy Hauntings. I love this cartridge. The cardstock is Bazzill and the pattern paper is some Basic Grey I had in my stash. Come and join us this week for the challenge! I also entered this layout in the challenge this week over at Fantabulous Cricut for their weekly challenge. I entered this page in Paper Issues and Cooking with the Cricut Halloween Challenge too.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Challenge #63 at Paper Cutz

This is my entry this week for the Design Team over at Paper Cutz. Come and join us for a anything goes challenge where you can make a card, layout or paper craft. Just follow my link above and join in this week. All entries must be posted on the site by Thursday evening. For this project I used a Peachy Keen stamp, my spellbinder dies and a stamp from DRS designs for the sentiment. My paper was from an old Halloween pack I got at Big Lots last year. I made the cute treat box from a you tube video tutorial I watched a while back. It was super simple!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My Cards this week.

This card is from my Copic class this week that my friend Lori over at SaintsRule Scrappin Corner taught this week. She designed the card and we colored it. I can only credit myself for the coloring and putting the card together, not the design. Lori gets all the credit on this one. Be sure to check out her blog by clinking on the link above.
This is a cute card I did with Mini Monsters and used PeachyKeen Stamps for the face. I also used a $1 stamp for the sentiment and the bat was a studio g stamp both came from Michaels several years ago.

This is a birthday card I made with scraps and I used Lacy Labels for the front piece and a $1 stamp I got at Michaels a long time ago for the Happy Birthday. I also used a Martha Stewart punch for the border on the side.

Some Stamps Sets for Sale

I am cleaning out some of my stuff and have these sets of stamps for sale. Just send me an email at if you might be interested. These have been slightly used or some not used at all. Prices are under the stamps along with the names. These are all Stampin Up.

This set is called Always on my Mind $19.99 SOLD

Polka Dot Punches $9.99

Alphabet Soup $9.99

Seeing Spots $9.99

Not sure what these are called $6.99 Sold

This is a clear holder for 36 Ciao Copic Markers. I am using Sketch. Markers are not included.

I will probably have some other stuff whenever I get around to cleaning out.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Paper Cutz Challenge #62

This weeks challenge at Paper Cutz is to use the colors red, black, and white on either a card, layout or paper craft. I did this photo box and photo holder for my entry. I used bazzill cardstock, red, black, and white papers from Recollections, Michaels, and a jewel from my stash. I used velcro dots to hold the photo holder shut. This was a great project and did not take anytime. You can always find photo boxes cheap and you can do it anyway you like. Click on the link on the name and join us in this weeks challenge.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Challenge #16 at Papercraft Star!

I am really loving doing challenges and this is the first time I have done one for Papercraft Star. Please click on their name and it will take you to their site and take a look at the sketch and do your own card! I used all supplies I had in my stash and scraps for this card. The cardstock was from Gina K , pattern paper was Basic Grey, flowers were from Making Memories, stamp was from Michaels $1 stamps a few years ago and ribbon from my scraps. It is nice getting started on my Christmas cards!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Challenge #61 at Paper Cutz

Our challenge this week at Paper Cutz is to use three pattern papers to create a layout, card, or other paper craft. I enjoyed this challenge because I love mixing patterns. For this layout I used the birthday papers from Moxxie. Love the rich colors and these are double sided papers too. I used several cartridges, Wedding, Zoobaloo, OUAP, and Elmo's Party. Come on over to Paper Cutz and join in our challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with! Just click on the name above and it will get you to the site. Good luck with your project.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Create a Card Challenge At Cardz Tv

Mary at Cardz Tv issued a challenge to not use our cricuts and use some things you have in your stash. I used paper and stickers from the DCWV Autumn Splendor paper pack. I enjoyed making this card and loved the fall colors in this paper pack. Join in her challenge by clicking on the above link.

Another Challenge for me this week!

This is my entry for the Mojo Monday challenge #158. I love using sketches and this was a fun one to use. I used paper from a DCWV Fall stack, bazzill cardstock and a stamped image from a stamp I got from DRS Designs. I also colored the image with copic markers. If you would like to join the challenge, just click on their name and it will take you right there.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Card Patterns Challenge #83

Here is my card for Card Patterns sketch challenge #83 this week. I got into my stash and got some papers out to use. This is an old Chatterbox Christmas paper and I used both sides of it. I used my circle spellbinders for the circles and a stamped image from DRS Designs, colored it with Copic Markers. I just added a grosgrain bow to finish it off and popped up the Poinsettia image. I also used my Stampin Up border punch for the center piece. This was a fast and easy card and using a sketch makes it go really fast! Now to go work on another challenge!

Friday, September 24, 2010

This weeks challenge #60 over at Paper Cutz this week is to make a layout, card or paper craft using any image stamped or cricut of a critter. I choose to use Animal Kingdom for the layout of my granddaughter Peytons visit to the Petting Zoo at the Cincinnati Zoo. I am working on the companion page of this layout, but am not finished yet. The papers I used were Bazzill cardstock and some older Chatterbox I had in my stash. Please stop over to Paper Cutz this week and join in our challenge.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Some new challenges this week.

I decided to get into a couple more challenges this week even though I am really busy trying to catch up a couple years I am behind in scrapbooking! Not sure I will ever catch up, but we will see. At least I will never run out of things to do. This first card is for Card Patterns sketch #82. Just click on their name above and have some fun with the sketch. My mother-in-law had open heart surgery yesterday so this is a card I made for her. I just used scraps for it. This next card is for Mojo Mondays #157 weekly sketch. I chose some Fall papers I got in a stack at Joann's. I usually do not do fall cards, but loved this paper. I participated in a mini autumn album swap and used this stack so these were some leftover scraps.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Paper Cutz Challenge #59

This challenge was really a challenge for me! Come on over to Paper Cutz and join the fun of this weeks challenge. Make a card, layout, or craft project for Halloween using any colors you like EXCEPT, NO orange or black. For me, this was fun. I had some paper that a friend had given me a stack of that was Halloween and it is had this purple and lime green paper. I used the Mini Monsters for the cutouts of the monster and ghost. They are popped up on the side of the bag and I used stickles on the title and the eyes of the cut outs. The title was also from Mini Monsters. Follow the link above and join in the fun this week!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Paper Cutz Challenge #58

Happy Friday! Hope everyone is going to have a super weekend. Stop on over to Paper Cutz and join this weeks challenge. Your challenge is to use a tag or tags anyway you want! It is a great, but simple challenge so please join in the fun! I decided to do my challenge in the form of a mini tag album with pictures of my granddaughter Peyton's first birthday. I used bright primary colors and used several images from the Doodlecharms cartridge. It was a simple album that I folded the 6 x 12 paper into 3 inch sections and cut the top to a tag form and decorated the front and back. I just used paper and stickers that were in my stash and this is a easy way to use up some old things and still create something special. I hope you like my tag book! Please follow the link above and join this challenge!