Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Kiddo Crafting Weekend

This past weekend, my little "niece" came and visited me on Friday night for craft night!  We made her goody bags for her classmates.  We had a blast!  We made Reindeer food and decorated the containers..  Whimsie Doodles had the Reindeer Food Tags available to download for free (  I printed out some tags from  for the Candy Cane holders (LOVE THEM) and we also made M&M treat bags with a Christmas Tree/Scalloped Circle Topper.  

Lauren thought she was big stuff because we stayed up until after midnight working!  We ran out of time and didn't have a chance to make her teachers' gifts.  So, I whipped up something pretty quick Sunday night for her two teacher's and her sister Lilly's two preschool teachers. I was super excited with how they turned out!  My wonderful husband found this app for our Lexmark printer that I can print out handwriting practice paper.  I remembered that and voila--the idea for the treat pails formed!  Lauren's teachers get the ones with cursive and Lilly's teachers get the print.
I purchased this awesome "Teacher" stamp set from My Favorite Things ( that I used on the top of the pail.  I also had some seed packets that I made a sleeve for to use one of the other stamps on it. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! 

I wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!



Saturday, October 15, 2011

La-La Land Crafts--Sunny Christmas Marci

Memory Making Crafts recently started carrying La-La Land Crafts Stamps and Cindy was offering a special--join the challenge, get a La-La Land Stamp half off if you agreed to create a card and post by today and you get to choose the line of stamps to use for next months challenge.   I chose Sunny Christmas Marci. 

La-La Land also has a customer gallery you can post to and they choose one card a month to win a prize!! So, I'm linking my card to them as well!  (

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

MIA Again!

Sorry I have been MIA again!  Things have been crazy for me at my daytime job and I have been working a lot of extra hours. I thought that when I only had one job that I would have a TON of spare time on my hands.  Boy was I wrong!  That just opened the door for more challenges and exciting things to be able to happen at my day job.  Everyone that knows me, knows that I'm always up for a challenge! 

I have been able to paper craft a little bit more.  I have joined a card club that has 17 members.  We meet once a month and swap our cards.  There is a designated theme for each month and we make X# of the same cards (one for every member able to attend).  This month's meeting was my initial meeting.  It was a blast.  I'm thankful that my friend, Russell thought of me when a position came open and let me tag along with him!  There are so many talented members of the group and I can't wait to learn new techniques and share everyone's creativity! 

And I used my Cricut Imagine for the first time to make my cards for this month--whoo hoo!  I love the fact I can print paper at the touch of a button!!!

This weekend, my husband and I are going to Cincinnati for a weekend getaway (going to go see the Reds Friday night and then piddle around Saturday and Sunday!).

Next weekend, I get to take a Gamasol blending technique class on Friday night and then a card class from the wonderful, Sarah Spencer, CTMH consultant. 

August 6th, my friend Brittani and I are holding another Crop for a Cause charity scrapbook event.  The chosen charity is Meadowstone Therapeutic Riding Facility located in Franklin, IN.  It is a horse riding center that specializes in helping children and adults with developmental disabilities.  It is owned by a retired husband and wife team that relies soley on donations to stay in business!! We have 6 more spots to fill.  If we can do that, we will have 40 people.  We are so excited!!!

Hopefully I can post more frequently!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed things slow down a bit so that I can fuel my passion--Paper crafting!!!!!

Have a great day!!!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011


My Summer Fun book I shared earlier this week is featured on May Art's Blog for the contest entries today.  Please go visit and "vote" for my project!

Have a great day!!


Monday, June 13, 2011

May Arts Back to the Beach Challenge

A month or so ago, I saw a post on May Arts Facebook wall stating they had a few more spots in their Back to the Beach Challenge.  They wanted  beach themed ideas and asked you email them a list of ribbon you could envision using in your project and what type of project you'd do.  I emailed Bethney with my idea and she responded that I got one of the last spots. 

I was amazed at the ribbon they sent---I got about 12 different ribbons to use in my project.  I submitted it last night and it will be featured on their website blog one day this week.  The winner of the challenge will get 4 spools of ribbon--yippee--more ribbon!!! I'll post the day that I'm on the blog so you can help "vote" :-)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

7 Kids --Heart Challenge

I'm entering this card in the 7 Kids Challenge for the week-

For this card, I used my new Tilda with Heart, Copic Markers Spellbinders die, misc I "heart" U stamp and some handmade paper roses.

Valentines Day Cards

Howdy!  Sorry I haven't posted in a while--I've been busy creating!  This post is going to be pretty short--I injured my shoulder and it's pretty painful to do anything that requires my left shoulder/hand so, it's a little hard to type!  Here are the cards I was able to create this past week/ weekend.  I used my an older Stampin' Up stamp, new High Hopes Monkey stamps and my new Magnolia stamps (have a few more cards to create with some more Magnolias).  Let me know what you think :-)

I was going to list these on Etsy but, due to me not being able to type much, I'll have to wait till later to do that--I guess I can list them as Anniversary or "I love you" cards instead of marketing them as Valentine's day!

Have a great day.


Friday, January 28, 2011


Good evening!  I spent most of the beginning of the month organizing my scraproom in my spare time.  It was OUT OF HAND! The mess I had.  While I have it somewhat organized, I still have a few hours of intensive organizing to get it to where I want.  Here are the pics I took of what it looked like before I started making a scrappy mess!

Thought I'd share these for now!  Once I get the closet cleaned out and organized, I'll post a picture of that as well ;-) 

Have a great evening! 

Thursday, January 27, 2011


YAY!! I'm so excited!  I finally learned how to add a watermark to a picture!  And one of my favorite online stamp offers digital watermarks for only $5!  I was able to find a design that went with my custom "handmade by" stamp that I had ordered from them!  Now I just have to get busy an finish taking pictures and writing descriptions for all of my stuff I have in a box ready for Etsy :-)

Here's my "practice card" that I did my watermark on.  Now I just have to work on my picture taking environment (My DH is going to build me a little "studio" for the stuff to have a picture taken on) :-)

I'm going on Saturday to my childhood neighbor's house so that her wonderful daughter can teach me some photoshop tricks and help me create a new banner for my Etsy shop and blog that matches my business cards :-)  I'm so excited to learn!! 

Better get to bed--have a good night.  Hopefully more to come this weekend :-)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hello!! Sorry I've been a stranger

Hello everyone!  Sorry it has been so long since I have blogged--things have been crazy.  But, I've been able to quit my part-time job and be abel to focus on my full time job (which I have been putting in extra hours) and on my crafting!!

I'm trying to catch up on all of my blogs and stumbled accross this one that is having a Blogiversary give-a-way!  Check this out!!

Off to the airport to pick up my father-in-law.  Hope to post more tomorrow :-)