Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years EVE!

Happy New Years Eve!! Got any BIG plans? We are hanging out here.. I am off to get the PARTAY food! :) and Drink! ;)

So my Jan guest DT for scrappin mojo starts TOMORROW! :) I have 3 projects and 1 challenge that will go up tomorrow!! BUT I think you need a little peek dont you..... so here ya go...

You gotta pop over tomorrow to see it all! This is for my challenge.. :)

Hope you all have a WONDERFUL New Years.. BE SAFE!!!
THANKS for stopping by!!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

JUGS #13 Challenge

Happy Dec. 30th!! Where oh WHERE did this year go?? (and WHY didnt it take those 40 pounds I wanted it to! HA!- it is ok I always got 2010! LOL!!)

Ok on with the share...
This challenge is for JUGS (JUGS13-Using a template) .. you all KNOW how I LOVE templates!

I tried a new one from the digi chick designed by Kelleigh Ratzlaff I LOVED this one when I saw it.. Playing Cards #2.. There are some GREAT templates and LOTS of fun digi kits at the site.. I am going back for SURE! :)

Here is my take on it-

Got to use my YUMMY new BasicGrey Sugar Rush.. LOVE that new line...

I am off to finish up some DT work.. YEAH Scrappin Mojo selected me to be a January Guest DT member.. so EXCITED!! AND I am working on a box using my NEW SCAL program.. I got mine from CanadaCraft!
I LOVE it.. so easy and cuts like a DREAM!! :)

Ok I am off.. I just ramble on and on dont I!!
THANKS for stopping by! Happy New Year...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday Shares!!

Happy Tuesday!! How was your holiday? FABULOUS I hope!! Ours was really nice... We went down to see family on the 24th for just the day.. got home about 12:30am... then straight to be for us all so SANTA could come! :) Then we spend the 25th here.. in pjs just enjoying the day! Then my mom and brother came for dinner! Later that night we watched Polar Express.. and Justins movie he made! :) (my little director that he is! He and Amanda stared in it!)

I gotta share the link if you dont mind! They put this together in 2 days... No script.. Justin said he is better at winging it! :) and then he did the editing.. (Ignore my MESSY hall... next time he needs to let mom know he is filming so the laundry and boxes of sorting stuff out can be moved! ;)


Anyway it was a PERFECT day!!! Everyone loved their gifts!! and I got LOTS of photos!! Hoping to get scrappy next week!!!

Ok on with some shares!!!

Here is the ornament I made for the grandparents (and me) this year!

This year the kids and I made LOTS of tags... Next year I may start in July and make EVERYONES! hee hee!! :) Here are just a few of what we made..

My mom called me on Dec. 23rd.. at 5pm.. as we were going to dinner.. asking if I could make up my cousin Molly a lady bug goodie for the next day.. (if I had time!) I didnt think I would.. then the ideas wouldnt leave my head! HA! so that night and early the 24th (before we left!) I got this put together for her! :)

I will leave you with this photo... THANKS if you made it this far... our lights.. (before 36 were stolen an Steve took things down and moved a tree!)

I have LOTS more photos to share.. but will wait... LOL!! I got the SCAL program for my cricut.. so I am off to CUT CUT CUT today!!! :) I feel all Valentineish now! HA HA!!!
Have a GREAT day... THANKS for stopping by!

Friday, December 25, 2009



Wishing you a day full of JOY, LOVE, LAUGHTER, and GREAT PHOTOS! :) (the scrapper in me coming out!!)

Have a WONDERFUL day...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Today is 2 of my most favorite peoples birthday! My dear hubby and sweetie pie niece!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! hope you both have a FABULOUS day!!!

Hope everyone is READY for the holidays.. I am packing up baked goodies today.. wrapping 2 more gifts.. make 2 little treat bags.. and HOPEFULLY some tags! (I cant STOP!) then we are off to the movies and out to dinner with this CRAZY FUN BIRTHDAY BOY!!! :)

Have a GREAT day.. Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 21, 2009

HAPPY MONDAY!! and 2 shares!

How was your weekend? Ours was FABULOUS! Had Xmas with my mom, brothers, SIL, and sweet niece.. ate way to much! and had a BLAST! (THANKS for everything!!)
SOOO.....4 more days.... are you ready?!!! We are! (ALMOST!) hee hee!! Baking today... and more tags.. I am LOVING tag making this year.. I have never been so far ahead to do that..
so I have another set I made up for the kiddos to share with you.. I am LOVING my Christmas Cheer Cricut Cart.. these little cuties were cut from that, stamped with PTI polka dot basics , stickled, and topped with a PTI ribbon and button!!

Here are the stockings before going on the packages!!

Next I made up this box (captured card case! YES it is my favorite! LOL!)for my SIL Kimmie's birthday! I filled it with some scrappy goodness!!!

That is all I have for today! I am gonna peek at a few blogs.. then off to BAKE the day away... (ok make some tags, and birthday cards too!! and HOPEFULLY a movie!!)
Hope your having a GREAT holiday season!!!
THANKS for stopping by!
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy FRIDAY!!

7 days... til the BIG day... are you READY?!!! We are just down to gift wrapping!!!

Today the kiddos got out of school! All teacher gifts were handed out so I thought I would share with ya what we gave out!!! There are lots of photos.. so THANKS in advance for visiting! :)

Justin took starbucks gift cards to all his middle school teachers.. he said I couldnt make anything girly... so I made these... there was no glitter or sparkle ANYWHERE.. I dont know how I survived! HA!

Amanda has 2 teachers who split teach.. so she and I made them up captured card cases (YES they got to have glitter!) I made the box.. Amanda created the ornament for the top!

Side View-

Wanna see what is inside~ this altered post it note and RSVP pen-

also had candy (I had more in there.. but for photos sake I didnt stuff it! HA!)... and 2 gift cards! I hope they liked them!

STILL WITH ME!! :) I also made up 2 of the mini pizza boxes.. LOVE these! One for her reading teacher.. stuffed with candy and a gift card!

Side View-

This was for a gal that works at the school.. who is just the SWEETEST.. always says HI to Amanda and gives her hugs.. so we wanted to SURPRISE her with a goodie!!! Again candy and a gift card inside!

PHEW! a big THANKS if you made it this far!!!! I have lots of things I am working on yet! But feel no STRESS! SOOO I will be back with some tags that I made... (I am on a tag making kick this year!! )
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! THANKS for stopping by!!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tags... to share!

Happy Monday!!! Hope you all had a WONDERFUL weekend! We sure did.. saturday took Justin out xmas shopping to finish his list! We did ~ YEAH! I think I am offically DONE now.. just waiting for stuff to arrive I ordered online! YEAH! and yesterday we had our friends over for our xmas exchange.. it snowed a bit.. so the kids were happy.. I hope it is done now til xmas day.. :) Well xmas day at 6pm.. so my mom can make it home safe after dinner... that isnt to much to ask is it! LOL!! :)

Ok on with my share... I have been making tags.. I like to make them for some of the packages.. I am THINKING maybe all next year.. we are about out.. and thought.... hmmm I have so many supplies why not.. I dont think Steve believes me!!! :) But hey I gotta a year now right! LOL!!!

Here are 2 I made up.. not even sure how I got this photo but I love you can see the sparkle! :) Even the SPICA pen showed up on these! LOL!! (but not below..go figure!)

They are my friday challenge at MOJO.. if you want to come play along we would LOVE to have you! :)

This next one is for my sweet girl.. she LOVES Hannah.. I found some wrap last year.. and the tags.. so I put them away for this year! Whipped her up this tag.. need to make a couple more for her! :) You cant see it BUT IRL.. I added my spica pen around the center Circle.. it adds a little sparkle.. hard to capture on film.. darn it! :)

That is under the tree now.. I wonder how long it will take her to find it.. and the best part.. she will LOVE the tag as much as the gift.. she LOVES creative goodies!!! :)

Hope your having a GREAT day... and wonderful HOLIDAY TIME!!!
I am off to make more tags, gift card holders, and Xmas cards.. I THINK I have my idea!! :)
Happy Holidays!! THANKS for stopping by!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Thursday! Post #1 (JUGS 10 and Pile it on #27!)

Hello!! I have 2 posts for you today!! I am playing along in some challenges! First time for all places!! :) Mona seems to always play along in some fun challenges! So today I decided to join in the fun!!!

I used the sketch from JUGS (JUGS10) for this card.. can you see it! I LOVE this size card..

For Pile it On challenge (Tinsel Town).. it is so FUN.. you can use ANY challenge .. plus theirs.. the more the merrier.. well I got theirs and JUGS in.. not to bad for the first time! :)

Sketch from JUGS-

Here is my take on the sketch (JUGS)!!! and snow glitter on my snowflakes (PIO)!

THANKS for stopping by... THANKS for taking the time to visit my blog.. even on days I have 2 shares! LOL! Hope your having a WONDERFUL Holiday Season!!!
Be back soon.. I am working on LOTS of stuff!!! :)

Post #2 today! PDSS skech challenge #2

For my second post I have another birthday card!!! I used the sketch challenge at Posh Designs Blog!

Here is the sketch... (um I sorta made it my own!! That is ok right! :) - I hope so anyway!!)

Here is my card!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Hope your having a WONDERFUL week!!! Are you all READY for the Holidays?!!!! We are ALMOST!!! :) More to create this week... oh I mean CLEAN! ;)
Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Happy Holidays!

I LOVED the cute slide show idea I saw on Teds Blog! .. so I BORROWED it! Thanks Ted! :)

I have 8 or 9 photos in it.. THANKS if you make it through them all! I did share my 1st PTI house.. I was so happy with it.. gonna make 3 more! I HOPE! HA!!!

Shared our ornements Amanda and I made this year.. Santa Visit, Our Tree, the gingerbread are from my go green week at PTI... I saw an idea to use a brown paper bag (SORRY I didnt save the blog. but she was a PTI girl too!) Oh some quick little gift bags are in there too!!

ANYWAY.. must get soup in the crockpot.. visit some blogs.. the CREATE a bit before my friend comes over for lunch!

Have a GREAT day.. THANKS for stopping by..

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Happy December!!!

My oh MY.. where did this year go to?? If anyone knows please let me know! HA!!!

So I am busy busy creating holiday goodness... cant wait to show you... Amanda and I made ornaments last night.. gonna make more! :) (need to take photos and will share!)

At this moment I am making the Home Made Template from PTI.. I got the template but not the stamps.. well then I saw all the FABULOUS ideas out there with the stamps.. so I got them too! HA they just arrived yesterday.. so I am working on my first one.. and I gotta say I LOVE it.. so far it is the most time consuming template for me BUT oh my gosh.. it is so CUTE! (but you gotta wait to see it! ;) Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to share it with ya!!!

I do have a card I made last month.. after this is will be all Holidays! :) Well I do have a LO or 2 to share too.. so dont hold me to that! LOL!!

ANYWAY used my new stamps from PTI.. Giga and Guidelines 2 and Borders and Corners Oval PTI ink and Paper.. I made that flower.. to big for an thick for an envelope so it will be hand delivered! :)

THANKS for stopping by.. I am going back to my little house... hope to finish it SOON!!! :)
Have a GREAT day!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!! I hope you all had a WONDERFUL weekend! (and a HAPPY Thanksgiving to my US buddies!!)

Our weekend was FABULOUS!! So busy but FUN busy!!! :)

I have some shares for ya! :) I have a few goodies I didnt post yet from my month of creativeness at Scrappin Mojo

So lets start with this.. You can find LOTS of ideas for post it note covers and pens at Youtube I used the larger post it notes for this one.. and the pen idea was a pen and pencil idea put together.. the pencils were by Jennifer McGuire found HERE

This is a gift for one of Amandas teachers.. need to get busy and finish the other one for her other teacher! :)

today I shared some Christmas punch art ~ I found at Split Coast Stampers

THIS owl I thought was so CUTE!! Here is mine.. unsure what I will use him for.. maybe a cute tag.. :)

Then I saw THESE and had to make them up too! :)

That is all I have for today!! THANKS for stopping by!! I owe BLOG VISITS and will be by today blog friends!!! Hoping to get a layout or 2 done too.. wish me luck!!!
Happy Holidays!!! (I can say that right... it is after Thanksgiving! LOL!)
Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

HAPPY NOV. 25th!!!

You know what that means... PTI BLOG HOP night!! YIPPPEEE!! :)

I made up 2 quick and easy shares with ya for tonite! BOTH inspidered by PTIs own Michelle!
HERE she decorated some candy all cute and festive!

Here is my take on it.. These candies are so GOOD.. if you like Jr. Mints and candy cane... you must find some.. just dont look at the B B and Beyond by me I bought all but 4 boxes! HA!! they are that good! :)
I wanted a way to add a gift card so here it is for the moment.. I had another vision.. will work on that! :)
Before! (YUM!)

After all ready to give! This took about 15 minutes!

AGAIN Michelle inspired me HERE.. love those cute altered clothes pins!
Here is my take! I stamped the bag.. added stickles! Cut the squares and snowflake with my cricut.. stamped the tag and it is ready to fill with homemade treats! :) Again about 15 minutes to make!! (ok the stickles take a bit longer to dry.. but I had to have some on here.. a little sparkle for the HOLIDAYS!

THANKS for stopping by!! Happy BLOG HOP!!! and I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Well it is official I am the mama to a TEENAGER.... :( I am not ready.. but HE IS!! :) I cant believe how FAST the 13 years have come and gone.. I feel like all I did was blink.. and they came and went!!

I am a LUCKY mom.. he is a GREAT kid.. I am so PROUD of him.. :) I wont get mushy.. I will cry! :) I LOVE YOU PEANUT!!! HAPPY 13th BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Birthday Boy and Gifts-

Yeah we are the BEST PARENTS EVER he said when he got his phone.. I give that about 2 hours and it will change!! :)

His FIRST phone call~

it was from.....DAD! :)

Well I am off to have a FUN day with the birthday boy! The kids each get to skip school on their day and spend it with ME! :) Lunch, shopping.. getting their choice of dinner stuff! :) Good times!!!!

Have a GREAT day.... I will be BACK tomorrow for PTIS blog hop! :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Funny Story Monday! :)

I just had to share.. thought it was pretty funny!! I was doing some early xmas shopping with my Steve yesterday.. at Target I put all our stuff up to be paid for.. after it was all rang up the gal said oh did you want the card too... I said what card.. she said the card in the seat.. I said OH no that is my notebook I made! She said oh I thought it was one of our xmas cards! HA HA! it was very pretty... she told me!! THEN at Hallmark I was paying for somethings and she reached out to take it to scan.. and said OH that isnt ours! HA HA!!!
I was feeling pretty proud I must say!!! :) So if that just doesnt make all my PTI purchases worth it I dont know what will! HA HA!!!

Here is the notebook.. I KNOW you all wanted to see it again.. LOL! and hmmm I gotta find that matching pen... I think someone BORROWED it from me! :)

I have shared this before.. from last months PTI blog hop! :) Gotta get busy on this months it is WEDNESDAY! (Thanks Terri! LOL!)
Well I am off.. lots to do today.. creative wise.. and tomorrow it will be OFFICAL.. I will have a TEENAGER! BOO!!!!
Have a GREAT day.. THANKS for stopping by.. and reading my silly story!! :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Successful Birthday Party!!

YEAH the BIG 13th birthday was a SUCCESS!!!! Justin had such a GREAT time.. I think his friends did too! We had the boys over for pizza lunch, then took them to Traxx for some racing... back here for gifts and cake!! After the boys left we had a big ole spag. dinner for the family and our friends.. now this girl needs to go to BED.. LOL!!

I got TONS of photos but I need to get my actions into PSE so I can turn on the lights! LOL! and you can see them! I did get a few.. here is one of my Justin... aftr the big race! ;)

Here are a couple cards I made this week!! I am LOVING all the vintage images out there.. this angel is another one from the sheet I got at the CK convention!!

The lace on the cards is the same.. I just used my PTI chamomile ink duo on the angel card to give it a creamy vintage look! I will be doing this AGAIN!

This card I cut again with my top note die,... and that snowflake is 2 different sizes cut from my cricut.. they are COVERED in rock candy stickles!!

That is all I got... gonna peek at some blogs.. then it is BEDTIME!!
tomorrow I am off to xmas shop.. and a dinner DATE with Steve!! So looking forward to that!
Have a GREAT day... THANKS for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Going Green Shares!

Happy Wednesday!! Hope your week is WONDERFUL!! Only 6 days til I have a TEENAGER.. BOO... and 8 days til Thanksgiving... so cant believe how FAST time FLIES!

So I have a couple shares for you.. I am behind on sharing things on the blog!! So I am gonna share 2 today to catch up!!! Last week at Mojo! My creative shares were about going green!! (see below post for one goodie!) so here are a couple more GREEN goodies I created!!

First up was inspired by Michelle
I LOVED this idea! I even had the correct size envies.. but THEN I got a BRAIN storm... I thought why not use the JUNK mail envies that come to me! So I cut one in half and came up with THIS idea! I will be making more! :)


After- there is strip of SNOW glitter on the bottom.. doesnt show in photo.. didnt know I had it.. and LOVE it.. will be using it more! HA!

This was another idea.. I have shared it before from THIS Youtube video! TP rolls were never so FUN! LOL!!!

I made THIS one earlier in the year... then I created this one for our Santa visit this year! (need to find my crop a dile..then I can really tie the ribbons on it! LOL!)

Thanks for stopping by.. I am busy busy today.. really the rest of the week.. got a PARTAY to get ready for!! 13... sigh.. not ready.. not ready! LOL!!
Have a GREAT day!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Monday!!

Good Morning! I was gonna call this post Happy Holidays.. but I figured it maybe a bit to early... not really if you count Thanksgiving is what 10 days away!! OH MY!! this year is FLYING by!!!!

THANK YOU for all your sweet comments on the box below!! :) Your all so SWEET!

Well last week at MOJO my little shares were going green!!! So I recycled alot of things...

This is one of my favorite goodies to make...

It started as THIS-

Ended up THIS- A 12 day (more or less depending on how good I am!) Xmas Journal.. Melissa shared hers HERE I think this I can do.. I had a hard time on the Dec. daily last year! (still working on getting it done.. I got a month RIGHT!! ANYWAY... here is mine!

A peek inside... there is a pocket on the last page... all my pages are in.. not embellied YET! I want to be able to take them out and create them as I go... so when it is done it will be all dolled up with ribbons too.. but I needed easy access.. and ribbons dont let ya do that! HA! :)

I was so happy I used some STASH!! :) Gotta love when you do that.. I sprayed glimmer mist all over the cover (hard to see) but it started my love affair with glimmer mist AGAIN! HA!!! :)
Thanks for stopping by.... I am off to the treadmill.. then going to my crafty room.. gotta get my MOJO goodie finished to share!
Have a GREAT day!