Friday, December 10, 2010

Giveaway at

Hop on over to and check out their 12 days of Christmas giveaway.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lissie's room is DONE!!

LissaBelle's room is complete!  My dear sister came this weekend to help me get it done.  Thank goodness for her, because I would have never finished without her help.  I had grandiose visions of a cottage garden.  The trick was transforming that into something we could put on the wall.  To do that we used paint, paper, lots of glue and plain old hard work.  Here are the pics.
First is a pic of Mason in what used to be his room.  The "Before"
 And "AFTER"  We hand drew and painted the tree.  The picket fence was stenciled using an scut. file we created.  The flowers and leaves are made from patterned paper, also cut on the cricut.  We layered the flowers and used dimesional adhesive on some.
 Another view with the (mommy made) curtains open.  Lissa's room opens onto a sleeping porch.  We attached all of the pp to the wall using the zig 2 way glue.  So far it seems to be sticking well, but still removable.  If I need to , we will try some other adhesives.
 The opposite side of the room. LissaBelle's crib and dresser are surrounded by patterned paper butterflies.  On the changing pad are a few more butterflies left to go up.  They are beautiful and sparkly.  We found them at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas ornament section.  I will attach them with my hot glue gun as they are a bit heavy, but I am waiting to get it back from a friend.
 One more view of our tree.
 I carved hubby's and my initials into the tree trunk.
 Where the tree goes up onto the ceiling
 fence and flowers
 Lissa's crib with her quilt and boppy pillow I made.  I didn't make a crib skirt because the one I made for Mason didn't fit his crib right, but I think it would fit here.  I may have to make one.
 Her name on the wall above her crib.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lyssie's quilt.

So, it has been verified that LyssaBelle is still a girl!!  I am so excited and have finally started to really get into shopping and crafting for her.  My first big project is her crib quilt!  It is a simple pattern and I was able to do all the cutting, sewing, pressing and quilting yesterday.  Tomorrow I will go shopping for the perfect binding and finish it, but I couldn't wait to show pics, so here's Lyssie's (almost done) quilt.

My big buy!

I went to this great yard sale a few weeks ago and found a ton of craft stuff.  There were big bins full of wood-mounted stamps for $25.00.  The lady allowed me to pick and choose and make my own bin.  Look what I got for $25.00!
sentiment, birthday, baby, girlie stuff, wedding and love

kids/school, animals, border stamps, halloween, flowers, botanical, Christmas.


buildings, structures


BIG stamps

Bugs, summer theme!

So happy for my big score!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

CAS DT Finals...Which one?

Which would you choose for Clean and Simple DT Finals?  Pics aren't the greatest.  I will take more after the decision is made!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Latest CAS DT challenge upload

Have you ever made a card for yourself? This is for me! I am pregnant with my first girl. I have 2 boys that I love more than life, but I am beyond excited to be adding my little girl to our family. After 8 years of waiting for my precious little girl, the sentiment "Precious Moments" refers to those wonderful little girl moments I can't wait to share with my baby girl. The thought of playing dress-up with her tiny little feet in my high heels brings tears to my eyes. So congrats to me!

Now to the nitty gritty, first, I apologize for the scan. No matter what I did, I couldn't get the color right in a photo. Here is a photo I took of the same card.;ppuser=230060

The CAS DT challenge titled "Fashion Statement" was to use DP in a card, but not too much. My DP is the shoe lining and flower. The shoe is cut using SCAL and a file from I scored a box in the white paper just outside the inner black mat and finished the corners with gems.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A shabby chic card and NEWS!

I'll start off with the news...I made the semi-finals in the Splitcoast Stampers CAS Design Team search with this card.!  
And my shabby chic card to show you...

The flower is cut using the SCAL program on my cricut.  The cardboard came from a yogurt box, lol.  Edges are distressed using a fork and brown inks.  TFL.

Back to school

I have been super-busy getting a back to school gift ready for Michael's sweet new teacher, Mrs Ruth.  I made a bunch of teacher themed cards as well as some other cards with various themes and included them in the box pictured below.  I also made a few cards for a few close friends that teach at my son's school too. 

This is the one I chose to submit for the CAS DT search
And the gifts...
The box is cut using this svg file.  Wasn't she sweet to share!?  I just heard from my friend who teaches at the school and she said Mrs. Ruth LOVED her gift.  I'm soooo glad!  TFL!

Monday, August 23, 2010

CAS DT apple for teacher.

Here are 2 card I am considering entering in the CAS design team search.  Which do you think?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

July girl's night

So, a lot of my cards are Clean and Simple, and I think they're pretty self-explanatory.  If you have any questions, however, I'd be glad to answer.  Just leave me a comment.
A thank you card I made for my Aunt's wedding and shared at girl's night.  The waves are one of the slim cb folders, done twice.
A small note card Anita made.  Flowers are stamped with versamark.
Adorable Elmo card Mrs. Bowman brought.  So clever and if you switch the color to blue, you have Cookie Monster.
Awesome card designed by Mrs. Hoffman.  The dewdrop centers add some color and interest.  This card was chosen as a CAS favorite!

Check back soon, I still have tons of catching up to do.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Christmas catch-up.

Wow, do I have some catching up to do!  Today, I'll post a bunch of Christmas cards I've designed.  I've been trying to get ahead on them since the baby is due at the end of December.  I think I'll be busy enough without worrying about making Christmas cards.
The trees are cut out of pp and layered on cs. I popped them up with dimensional adhesive.

Snowflakes are inked in Sea Breeze Versa Magic and trimmed with silver glitter pen.

Tree is Cuttlebugged with a swirl folder and trimmed with bling.

I love the red and white!  Score lines were done with my MS scoreboard.

The tree is actually silver, a silver mirror paper.

The ornament is a red button layered with a gem.
Thanks for looking and check back soon, I have tons of cards and projects to share!