Thursday, April 29, 2010

Last Call

Tomorrow is the last day you can order out of the Spring Mini Catalog... as well as the sale on those fabulous spring flowers stamps which are on sale for 20% off.  Click on the flyers on my right hand side of the blog for more details.  When you order, just click on the Shop Now button at the top to take you to my website, then click on Shop Now at the top or bottom right hand corner.  Everything will be shipped directly to you... there are lots of great papers, stamp sets and punches that you won't want to miss out on!!! Go check it out, now!

STM and PS

Scrapping the Music
Change in my Life- Hansen
"Now I don't mind working so hard everyday"

Come play along with us at Scrapping the Music!
Practical Scrappers last design team creations
Use buttons...

Buttons are one of my absolute favorite embellishments of all time.
I hope you find time this week to play along with us!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Wow, it has been one fantastic week... but exhausting and time consuming!
We closed on the house project last week and ever since
it has been making one decision after another
after another
after another!
Last night, we met with Jill and went over design of the house!
I am so thrilled with our choices!
Can't wait for her to come back and help again!
Next, meet with kitchen cabinet makers and Jill to finalize kitchen design.
Looking forward to scrapping this weekend with friends!
Birthdays are coming quickly this weekend as well for family and friends!
Registered for a few classes at the Valley Forge Creating Keepsakes convention this summer.
Finished report cards and progress reports for school
Teaching my classes again and loving it! (Miss you Kelly)
Working on the blog... did you notice the tabs at the top with Cozy Cabin pics and Cozy Cabin Furnishings... been adding pictures to those as well!  Go check them out!
Don't forget to come play along with us at Scrap That Poetry and Scrapping the Music!  New some will be published tomorrow!
Also, over at Practical Scrappers our challenge is Buttons! Come play!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


My absolute favorite Woman
I created this layout for Design Dollies sketch challenge and Challenge Masters color challenge!


Here is the card that I created for Leah's Bridal Shower
I dry embossed the dress
used the scallop border punch
raised it with dimensionals
Clara is my "Little Miss Fashionista"
I created this using Sketchy Thursday's sketch for this week

I created this layout for Screen to Scrap's challenge this month as well!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Stampin up goodies

Stampin up goodies
Sneak preview for May!
I was given this beautiful notebook for being #1 in sales for March in my "Love at First Stamp" group!
Thanks Kim!
Here is my 1st version of my Swap that I posted a few days ago.
All the ice cream was Orange Creamscicle
Do you just love these tulips?
They are created using our Extra Large Two step bird punch
only available until the end of April in the occasions mini catalog!!!
It is just the cutest punch, you have seen me use it many times...
I love using punches for more than it's intended use!
Thanks for stopping by, check out my online store, click shop now!
Everything gets shipped directly to you!

Friday, April 23, 2010


Congratulations, Kelly F. for doing a fabulous job Student teaching!!!
You will be missed dearly by our students, parents and mostly myself!!!
This is the card that I created for her and gave her today!
I CASE'd it from my upline Buffy!!! She made this card for our swap this past weekend... I changed only a few details.  What a fabulous card, thanks for inspiring me!!!
Check out my online store to buy:
kraft paper
black paper
red grossgrain ribbon
corner punch
tab punch
Well Scripted stamps (occasions mini- ends April 30th)
Here are the other cards that I created for Kelly
Created this card using Kraft, tempting turquiose, and apricot appeal cardstock
twill tape
Top note die
Stazon ink
tempting turquoise and apricot appeal ink
hostess set of stamps
Thankful thinking stamps
Thank you Kelly for everything over the past 15 weeks!!!

Inspire, Create, Share

I absolutely love being a Stampin Up Demonstrator!  I wanted to create a piece of art to display at school.
When I saw Challenge Master's Surprise challenge which was to make one of these amazing cards, I immediately thought of this idea!
I used "Charming" stamp set which is in the Occasions Mini Catalog!  You don't want to miss out on this set!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

STM and PS

"Just Fine"- Scrapping the Music's song for this week!
I chose a verse from the song...
"Can't let this thing called love get away from you. Feel free right now, gonna do what you want to do.  Can't let nobody take it away, from you, from me, from we. My life's Just Fine!"
Why did I chose those lyrics... well, we have been so close to loosing our dream house.  The bank refused to give us any more money or time since last November.  They wanted to foreclose on our project! Why? Well, because of time, which has been partly their fault.  I try not to say too much on here about what is going on... but the reason I chose to scrap these lyrics at this time is... because we closed on our new private morgage... what does that mean... the dream is alive and we are "JUST FINE!!!"  We didn't allow anybody to take it away from us... like they wanted too!
Time to celebrate... we want to finish by June 30th... time line starts today!!!
I also created this layout for Challenge Master's Go Green Challenge- use cardboard on your layout!!!
I distressed the cardboard, tore it and then painted it!
This is one of my favorite cards that I created for Practical Scrappers!
I used Awash with Flowers stamp set
Twill tape which I stamped my sentiment on
ornament punch
I sewed the ribbon together and then adheared to bottom of vase
Modern label punch
Top note die
My mother - in - law got the Awash with Flowers stamp set for free with hosting a $350 workshop this month.  It is not too late, get a few friends together and send me their orders and you too can get this stamp set for free! Send me an email at
Come play along with us at Scrapping the Music and Practical Scrappers!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Life in the Camper

Challenge Master's Book of Me challenge for April is to scrapbook your house.
Well, that is a touchy subject for us!
This was our last house... yes, our camper!  We lived in our camper for 5 months from July '08- November '08 until the water froze.  We then moved in with my in-laws... it was our last house that we lived in.
Today, it is bitter sweet... we are closing on our new morgage today, so that we can finish our house that we have been building since we bought the property in November '07!  It feels like forever.... but we will be finished by June '10!!!  Countdown is on...
Building has commenced!
One day, I will tell stories of living in this camper... but not today!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mini Occasions stamp sets

Mother's Day Card
 I used all Stampin up products:
Occasions Mini catalog ends April 30th:
I used stamp set: Love Bandit and Well Scripted on this layout!!! 
Scallop border punch
Scallop oval punch
Large oval punch
Place your online order by clicking on my store button the right sidebar to order these products before they disappear before the end of April!!!

Thanks for stopping by... created this card for Design Dollies Color challenge!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Birthdays and art show

We had a great time at Makenna's 4th Birthday at Bounce U
We then headed to Pappy and She She's house and saw the duck living in their yard.
Later Saturday night, we dressed up and headed out to the kids' Art Show.
They are fabulous artists... I hope you enjy their creations!
Thank you for checking out my children's creations...
here is one from me for today...
This is my card that I made for my Stampin Up club's monthly meeting.
A little preview into May's new mini catalog!!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

XOXO girls vote

Please come vote for me on the XOXO girls site... check it out here.
You have 3 more days to vote!  I would really appreciate it!
I will be back tomorrow to post my creation for my Stampin up Swap.
Sorry, I haven't been around to post many creations lately. 
We are currently trying to refinance our home loan to get our house underway again and finished.  I will be back early next week to post the exciting news!
Thank you again for voting for my "Love" layout!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Scrap That Poetry, Frosted Designs, Challenge Masters and Practical Scrappers challenges!

Today, Scrap That Poetry's challenge #14 went live!
Come play along with us!  Here is my layout:

The winner of the challenge receives a RAK and gets to be guest designer for challenge #16!
I also created this for Challenge Master's One Little Word challenge- Dream! As well as Frosted Design's Dream challenge!
I am so excited to be sharing my "Bling" layout that I created this week for Practical Scrappers challenge- bling it on!!!
I used bling for the title and the hearts on the layout!!!
Come join along... we have a challenge blog hop going on- check it out!

Join us on the hop... you have until Sunday, April 18th!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring Challenge Blog Hop

Check out all the details here at the 1st stop at Practical Scrappers... make sure to pop over to
 Scrap That Poetry to see what I am giving away during the hop as well!

Come join along in a week of fun and challenges!!! You have until April 18th!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Challenges and creations with Stampin up

I am thrilled to have some energy to create some stuff today!
First, I made a card for the Technique challenge at Challenge Masters- challenge "handmade flowers"
Well, I fell in love with these flowers that Tessa used on STP's challenge, that I knew that I just had to create it! Thanks Tessa for the inspiration!

I used Stampin up's Sweet Pea Designer Pack and Sweet Pea stitched felt which are only available until the end of the month.  I absolutely love this pack of paper and felt!!! Check out my online store to order some for yourself... you will love them.
Here is my tutorial on how to create these easy and adorable flowers:
1st- punch out 6 circles- Mine are 1 3/4" using the SU punch
Then fold 2 sides in to create a V
Lay side by side to create the circle
Embellish center with stitched felt flower! (or brad, etc)
Whola!!!  Beautiful handmade flower

So, funny, I forgot that I had the post ready to go at 6 pm and then forgot to upload the photo... well, here it is!  Thanks for looking at it!

Practical Scrappers Sketch

We have a sketch challenge going on this weekend at Practical Scrappers... check out the challenge here.
On my card, I used all Stampin up products:
whisper white paper
small heart punch
Chocolate chip marker (faux sewing)
scallop and circle punch
top note die
scallop border punch
Check out my online store to order any of these products!

Challenge Masters Recipe Challenge

Today, is my day to post my Recipe Challenge over at Challenge Masters!
My recipe is:
1. use bright colors
2. staples
3. at least 1 arrow
4. alphabet stickers
5. inked edges

I hope you find time to come play along with us!

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