Thursday, December 31, 2009


Okay, I think I've decided on a good scrappy resolution. I neglect doing layouts so I decided I will resolve to do 2 a week and I resolve to get published somewhere with a card in 2010. I have started to try a few publications in the past week so we will see what happens! I hope that whatever your goals/resolutions are, that you will succeed with them!

The card I have today is featured over at The Scrappy Tree today. Go check out the fun New Year, New Beginnings challenge they can win a prize! I used DCWV papers for this card as well as some never before inked Inkadinkado stamps! I took out the paper piercer for this card too. I really enjoyed making this one.

Happy New Years Eve to all!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy Birthday

I have another card that I worked on last night that I will share with you today. I really love the aged, vintage look of Websters Pages and Graphic 45 papers. I decided to make this card using those fantastic lines! I have also had the black, Happy Birthday stickers for a long time. I love the look of them. They are from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have never heard of that company before, but we used them once in a card class that I took, so I bought a sheet right away! It was a sheet of Happy Birthday stickers in a variety of fonts and styles. I figured I could get a lot of mileage out of them!

I really enjoyed using my sewing machine on this card. I think that the stitching adds a nice, homespun look.

Thank you for stopping by!

Materials for this card: Cosmo Cricket, Websters Pages, Graphic 45 papers, Vintage simplicity pattern, lace, Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday sticker, kaiser kraft pearls, Kaiser Kraft and Prima flowers.


I am probably thinking like most people about the year that is almost finished and the new year about to start. One of the things I'd like to focus more on in 2010 is gratitude. I want to appreciate and be thankful for many people and things. I created this card with that in mind. This is a card conveying thanks to our military.

I used Close to My Heart papers and cardstock. I also used a paper piercer, Fiskars border punch, Hambly Screen Prints rub on and Melissa France rub on. I thought the card needed a nautical touch and I added rope to the card as well.

Hopefully, you are also thinking about what you are thankful for and how you can show that gratitude!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Year, New Beginnings Challenge

Okay, I lied before, I do have something to show you today! I can show you my New Year, New Beginnings Challenge item for The Scrappy Tree! More details are at!
I thought it would be fun to see what the kids' goals for the New Year were so that was my inspiration for this page! I used all Sassafrass Lass papers and I had fun stitching on this layout!

New Glasses

Good morning! I don't have any new scrappy projects to show you yet. Last night I was working on a layout for The Scrappy Tree ( for their New Year, New Beginnings challenge but I can't share that yet. Go over and check it out! You can win a prize! (always a good thing!)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

A good friend....

Well, Christmas is over and I am finally back in my scraproom!! Tonight I wanted to make a friendship card and I had this gorgeous Vintage pattern to inspire me! I used Bazzill cardstock, Butternick pattern, 7 Gypsies rub on, and Prima gemstone flourish to make this card. Pop up dots and pop up foam add dimension. Thanks for looking today!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas everyone!

Have a wonderful holiday!! Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cheeky Atcs

I signed up to do a Cheeky atc swap on and these are two of the atcs I worked on last night. All atcs should be 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches and have a retro image and cheeky saying. The first one is in the friends category. The saying is "Please God-If you can't make me thin...make my friends fat!" Now, there's a true friend!

The second category of atc I worked on last night is the Children category. The saying is "Be Nice To Your Kids. They'll choose your nursing home." I used simple embellies for both and I think they came out pretty cute!
On a family note, today is the last day of school for the kids before Christmas and they get out of school early. Debbie worked on a card for her teacher and with all the hustle and bustle of getting out the door today, she forgot the card!! I hope she isn't too upset. I will try and mail it off to her teacher!
Hope everyone has a good day!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Another Christmas card and a little thank you

I finally got back into my scraproom last night and did a bit more creating!! The first card I made was another Christmas card using My Minds Eye papers and diecuts, old lace, Prima flowers and Stampin Up brads. I really like the browns and warmth of this card.

This little thank you is for our Pastor and family who gave me a nice gift and gift card for my work on the Christmas program. I distressed the edges of the card with my finger nail (because, of course, I could not find my distressor tool!) and I simply inked some card stock and a My Minds Eye diecut and the card was basically done. It just needed a thank you stamped on from a Fiskars stamp set and it was complete!
Hope everyone is ready for their holiday!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday School Program today

Good morning everyone! The kids are having their Sunday School Christmas program today so I hope to update the blog with a picture of the kiddos from it.

Yesterday was a nice day shopping and finishing up all the little things that needed to be done before Christmas. I think we are all ready!

Have a wonderful Sunday and I hope to update later!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A few Minis

I made a few mini Christmas cards last night. I realized that I still need quite a few Christmas cards for various people. Now, if I was smart, I would make a bunch of similar cards, but I really like to make different ones, so I only got 2 done last night.

The first card uses some Pink Paislee and Graphic 45 papers. I had a scrap of the Pink Paislee left over from another project and I folded it. I thought it was a cute mini size. I inked the edges with a brown chalk ink. I had a pretty sticker from K and Co. that I mounted on Kraft cardstock and inked as well. I used my Marvy circle punch to punch out some Graphic 45 paper and I mounted that to the top right of the card, cutting off the excess and inking as well. I used a fiskars border punch on kraft cardstock, inked it and mounted it as well. I used my long reach hole punch to make a hole on the fold of the card to string my Martha Stewart baker's twine through and tied it in a bow. Pretty quick and easy!!

The second card uses some of last year's Fancy Pants paper and chipboard accent as well as some Thickers. I started by distressing the card base (AC Cardstock) and the Fancy Pants paper. I used a small strip of tape on the patterned paper and then used the sewing machine to fully mount it down! Then I had some scalloped cardstock (possibly DCWV, I'm not sure) and I cut it to fit the card and used the sewing machine on that too. Then I took the Fancy Pants chipboard accent and placed it on the card. The finishing touch was the Thickers spelling Joy!
Thank you for looking. Hope you enjoy your Saturday!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Snow much Fun!

Just a short little blog post today. I am hoping to get some crafty items up here on my blog tomorrow.
Today we spent a lot of time outside playing in the snow. Ella loved making snow angels! I remember doing the same as a child and not even minding how cold it was. Now I mind how cold it is!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

All tied up!

Okay, I got a silly idea to take the kids' picture all tangled up in extra tree lights that I found in a Rubbermaid tub. I now know that they were in this tub unused because they were hopelessly tangled! I fought the lights for about 10 minutes before I said "Okay, let's do this anyway!" So, I tossed the lights on them the best I could while they held ornaments to make themselves festive! I think next year, I'll make sure we use untangled lights!!
I didn't get any crafting done last night, just wrapping of presents (and not even many got wrapped!). I hope to crafty tonight with a few more Christmas cards that I should get out! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Christmas Reverie

9 days to Christmas! Is everyone ready? I am not! I have relatives out of state and I have not even sent off their gifts yet! Yikes! I hope to do that this afternoon!

Last night I was able to do some crafting! It has been so cold lately and that means that I have a very cold attic craft space. The heat just does not travel well up to third floor. I always need a little heater up there. Well, last night I did not start it early, so I was traveling from the attic and then back down to the bedroom to craft. I didn't want to freeze to death upstairs. Anyway, for my project, I copied an old vintage postcard from 1908 as my main image. I inked (with Chalk ink) around it and mounted it on my background paper(Provo Craft) and sheet music. I used Prima flowers and gemstones from Michaels dollar section, as well as Martha Stewart bakers twine to complete the card. I think I will be giving this one to my mother in law for Christmas.
I made some bookmarks as Christmas gift ideas which on The Scrappy Tree's blog today. If you have time, check out the wonderful gift ideas there!

Hope everyone is staying nice and warm and getting ready for the holidays!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Older holiday projects from last year

I was lazy last night and gave into a night of t.v. instead of crafting. A & E had me hooked all night, so I thought I'd share some projects that I did last year.
I had gotten all the materials for the first tag from the store R Impressions in Blue Earth. The store owner, Helen Peterson, has some wonderful U Make It card kits with precut papers and cardstock. I used some of the supplies for this tag! The Merry Christmas stamp is an old Stampin Up stamp that I got from a garage sale!

The second tag was made using Ki Memories printed plastic . I felt like the words didn't stand out enough so I highlighted one phrase, Jingle Bells with the pink cardstock underneath.
These are not my favorite tags that I've ever made, however, I thought they would be a fun example of what you can do with some scraps.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Monday

The kids are getting so excited for Christmas to come! They woke up early this morning informing me of just how many days were left! I love that excitement.

Last night I made another Christmas card. I had thought that I wouldn't make many this year, but I guess I am! :)

This card uses Pink Paislee Christmas paper, a Hero arts stamp, Martha Stewart baker's twine and lots of ink. I was originally going to use a chipboard star on this card, but they were gone. So, I traced where the star was on the chipboard sheet and I used cardstock instead!

Have a Happy Monday!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My little Cutie!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday! I am hoping to get some crafting done today after the Vikings game! Hoping they win!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wow! Christmas is really coming!

I know many of us think that time goes way too quickly! Well, I am amazed that Christmas is only 13 days away!! I braved the big city to go shopping and finish up the shopping that needs to be done! The stores were really packed!

Last night I made a fairly quick little Christmas card by blowing the dust off of my embossing powder and finally using it! I love the look of the embossed image, but I don't use it nearly enough. On this card, I used copper embossing powder on a Holly Berry House stamp. I embossed the image twice on two different patterned papers from K and Co. and cut around the image until I got the desired look. I then used Crystal Effects to accent the card! Hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Joy and Peace to You

I had a great time at my card class last night and, like always, I am motivated to keep making things when I get home. I whipped together this quick little Christmas card for someone special.
I used some DCWV paper as my card base. I like this paper because it is thick and not flimsy. I found some pretty lace sent to me by my Grandmother on the left side and a Martha Stewart punched green paper next to the lace. I added some torn sheet music and a My Minds Eye journaling spot on the card. I used a Hero Arts sentiment on a punched oval from Fiskars and a Prima flower to finish everything off. I felt like it needed more, so I added the Martha Stewart bakers twine and I think that completed the card!
Thanks for looking and I hope you have a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Trying to figure this out!

Okay, I am going to try to figure this out and add an image! This might be a great way to show some family photos to long distance relatives!
This is just a fun Fall photo of the kids that I love!

My first unofficial official blog post!

How cool is this?