Stamping, Crafting, Creating


Monday, March 30, 2009

Blog award.....

Can you believe this....someone gave ME a blog award. That someone would be Angie...stop by and check out her site. I have never gotten an award before and just honestly, feel very honored! Someone does look and like the things I make!!! Yay!

So now it's my turn to pass it on to my top 10 favorite we go......all of my lovely Crafty Critter Bloggers! You all have been doing such a great job with your blogs and have been keeping me very well inspired! Thank you!

Cricut Pages

I just finished up my swap for mnewby's cricut pages. I did Christmas, friends, and baby boy. I have to admit, I really love how the pages came out. They are clean and minimal so that there is still room for the owner to add their own touches. The main element on the page needed to be cricut and then the rest was up to you.

Christams pages, that Merry Christmas was a Pain in the you-know-what to cut and then get off the xyron onto the page!

Baby boy, I just love love love this paper. It's from the DCWV Nanies Kids (or something) the cricut element is the little elephants...aren't they cute!!! And I am Still loving those Bella donuts and dots.

Friends, I love anything that is elegant and this for me is very elegant. I love this paper too. It is also from the DCWV but I think it's Luxury stack. The letters were cut with the cricut using the storybook set......MY FAVORITE so the curliness of the letters.

These are all actually packaged up and ready to go out the door tomorrow to Melanie!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Crafty Critter Challenge #2

Our challenge that Tracey put together for us was a sketch challenge. To be honest, I had never really done any of the sketch challenges or cased them but I might in the future. It's great for a different idea of how to put a card together. I tend to use the same layout all the time so this was great. We had to use the colors pink and brown and had to have a flower somewhere on our card!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lots to share

First things first.....SNOW....can you believe this....SNOW! I'm so tired of winter and last week we were deceived by having a very sunny week and then the past two days has been this! I can't stand to look at it anymore. And people can't understand why I don't like being here.....gee....I don't know....look at the pictures!

My beautiful dasies
Under all that snow are flowers we just planted two weeks ago!

Here are two letters for Tracey's B-day party LOTW swap. I love this "P". It's a party all by itself!

And here are a few of the tags I'm making for Melanies All Occations Tag swap!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Crafty Critter Challenge 1

Sorry, I haven't updated in a while, I'm not even going to go into the excuses!!! Since Melanie was so gracious to allow an extra day, I was able to get my challenge card done. The challenge was to use green and yellow (which I don't use much of) and it had to be a critter....well....this is as crittery as I can get! I'm just not into bugs and stuff so hopefully this is okay! Bees are critters right?! Anyway...on to the card.....

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Card kit card

I don't have much to share so I will share the one thing that I do have!!! We are doing these great ongoing Secret Sister Elements Swaps (which I'm loving Melanie) and my wonderful SS for March sent me a ton of single card kits. This was one of them. Tinkerbella. I colored her in with my copics and I added some stickles to her wings and wand and I used a piece of my own solid cardstock. Everything else came from the kit. I am sending this to my DDSS lil' sis!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Our WLG had another challenge. This one was to use OLD stuff. It's actually not that easy to find a lot of old things to use. These had to be things you could not find anymore or buy (except maybe on e-bay). Well, I at least have a few old stamp sets. So I went with "Hope Is" from SU!. I actually bought this set years ago on e-bay. I haven't used it too much so I was kind of excited to get it out. I also still had some retired paper left from SU!...positively pink along with the retired ink pad. So I was doing pretty good with the old things.

But I have also found a NEW you see those little round things on the side of the card? Those are the new bella donuts. If you think they look cute in the picture you should see them in person. They are soooooooooooo sparkly, I love sparkly, shimmery, glittery anything! Too bad they only come in little containers. I will surely be buying many more of these in my next bella order!!!

I also did a bit of a revamp of my page thanks to Kelly for passing on some blog badges to me. I have added: A few of my favorite things...mostly places I like to shop or my own personal pages (myspace).

Monday, March 2, 2009

Box Swap

I am doing this really great box/bag swap on SCS and these are the boxes I decided to make. They are the coaster boxes. They were so simple to make. The hardest part was putting the bottoms on them. I ended up having to break out the glue gun. I made two for Mothers Day, two for Easter and one for a friend. I also have some goodies to fill the boxes with and they will be ready to ship out!

I also did some more LOTW's. This is 'S' for Spring...I thought a flower pot was a cute idea and quite springy!!

Nothing to show

I am sorry that I do not have anything to show right now. I just went to upload pictures from the camera only to find out that it's dead! So now I have to wait for it to charge before I can bring you anything worth viewing!!!!
But you all love to hear my talk right! Yesterday was a very long day. Saturday night I decided I NEEDED to clean up our computer/craft/play-room! Well, I didn't finish it up on Saturday night so first thing Sunday I came down and started again. Once that was finished I thought, I might as well go ahead and clean the entire that is what I spent the rest of the day doing. Well, I then had a mid-term that I needed to do. It was in sociology, it was 5 essay questions and to get an A+ for each essay it had to be at least 1000 words long. UGH!!!! Some of his topics to write about were very hard to get 1000 words from. In the midst of that I started to get sick so I had to take my nausea and my anxiety medication which makes me drowsy, so to be honest, I'm not sure how those last two essay questions came out!!! I'm sure the professor is getting a laugh out of them! Today I'm feeling a bit better but extremely tired! So I might be spending most of my day on the couch being lazy!
Okay, I will post something crafty later today!