Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Hello Everyone!!

Merry Christmas! I hope you all are enjoying the company of family and friends on such a great time of the year :) 

Since I have been missing in action all week.....I thought I'd do a little bit of a overload for this post.  My mother-in-law is here from Canada for the holidays and work has just been simply crazy! Oh, and my parents and sister will be here in 4 days!!! CRAZY BUSY! LOL

ANYways.....This week is Scrappy Mom's Sneak Peak! They have a fantastic new Designer Choice Stamp Set!

I've created 3 simple, easy to make they are!

Hope you guys enjoy it and have a great holiday weekend!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Quilling Blog Hop & Christmas Blog Hop

Good Morning Everyone!!!

I'm sorry for a few of those who have stopped by and have missed my post but I've been CRAZY busy with work and my mother in law is visiting so its been a bit hectic!

Anywho, I was honored to be asked to be part of not 1 but 2 blog hops today!!
Linda from My Quilling Nest
Cristina from Crafting with Cristina

Lets start with the Quilling blog hop!!
If your joining from Leesandra, then your in the right place, if not head over to Linda's blog to start at the beginning!
I was so siked to be part of this hop because I've never used quilling piece but think that they are absolutely fabulous!!!

So I was feeling scenic for my card and LOVE Christmas so this is what I created....

I just couldn't help myself because these presents were just PERFECT!! I feel like the card is missing something but couldn't put my finger on it but I'm super happy with it!!!
Be sure to head on over to Cristina from Card Creations by C for her fantastic projects!

If you've arrived here from Lauren D's blog, your in the right spot!! If not, then head back to our host Cristina's Blog. 

So for this blog, I thought I'd show you the card that I've been slaving over to be sent from Jesse and I for Christmas.  Now i know, pink is not a traditional Xmas color BUT I found the patterned paper back in August and really liked it and The Paper Company just happened to have a pack that matched Perfectly!!!! So i ran with it! I hope you guys like it!

Be sure to check out everyone on BOTH blog hops as there are TONS of talented ladies participating!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Creative Scraps Challenge WINNER!!!!

Good Afternoon Everyone,

This is Cristi from scrappin5littlecupcakes, Trish ask me to post today, she is so swamped at work and just one busy women!!!

Sorry for the delay in posting our winner but here it goes. Our winner for Creative Scraps Challenge this week is doubleclickconnections - AKA Abusybee.

Now on to the winner of the Country Life Cartridge donated by the Sweet Dorcas is......................

doubleclickconnections - AKA Abusybee

I will be contacting you shortly, Congrats!!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!

Hey Everyone!

Work is sooooo incredibly crazy right now that I nearly forgot to announce the winner from the Winter blog hop!!! So.........the winner is.......

#75: Sarah C said...

What a great hop!! you have such wonderful ideas!! thanks so much!!

Congrats Sarah! I have just sent you an email!!

Thank you everyone for stopping by my Blog and participating!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Snowy Winter Blog Hop!

Good Morning All,

Welcome to the Snowy Winter Blog Hop!! If your hopping over from Carri at doubleclickconnections then you are in the right place if not hop on over to Dorcas' Blog and get started from the beginning. Remember to leave a comment on every stop along the way to win some amazing candy!!!

So, I thought I would show you all what I will be working on all weekend.  My mother had requested that I make her Christmas Cards way back in August! She likes to be very prepared and now that I have a job I'm WAY behind! LOL So this weekend, I'm 100%.......well maybe 75% dedicated to finishing these cards (I have to get some of my Christmas Shopping done today! LOL)

These 2 stamp sets are from Stampin' Up! and I love them both! The door gives a vintage vibe and takes forever to color in the image--which is why I'm dedicated to coloring this weekend. LOL

Want some Blog Candy?!?!? Just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $15 Michael's Gift Card.  Only ONE comment per person and you MUST leave a way for me to contact to you!


Friday, December 3, 2010

Creative Scraps Challenge Week #5 - Open to the Public!

Hello Everyone!
Happy Friday!!!!!! The weekend is FINALLY upon us! And I'm sooo Excited!

How about alittle challenge?!?!?!? :)

As some of you may know, this week's Creative Scraps Challenge was to create using the NEW Smiley Cartridge and our add element for today was to use Twine!

Unfortunately, Molly has had a rough week and was not able to participate and Momo has a horrible tooth ache and could also not participate.  However, Cristi and I are still here to grace you with our presence :) heheheheh

Check out what we have created:

And here is my card! I finally got to use my Loopy Punch by Martha Stewart! And I guess this could be considered as a Sneak Peak for Scrappy Mom's "Simple Sentiments" Stamp set!

Ok, now here is YOUR chance to enter in on the challenge!!
 If you own a Gypsy, please use the Smiley Cartridge to create a project. Our rule is always if you don't own the cartridge we are using for the challenge, you may use ONE other cartridge AND you've got to incorporated twine in your project!

Our FANTASTIC giveaway was donated by Dorcas

Now for the rules: 1) Only one entry per person 2) Be sure that your link is directly to where you posted your project for this challenge! 3) You have until Midnight PST on Friday, Dec. 10th to link your project.

The winner will be announced here on Sunday Morning, December 12th!!  

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Momo's Tuesday Challenge

Hey Everyone!!

Sorry that this is late but yesterday Blogger would not let me add pictures!

Its another Tuesday Challenge! Sorry to keep this short and sweet but I have tons going on right now.  Momo's tuesday challenge this week was create a treat bag or box. Be sure to click on her name to visit her blog and see the other designers great creations!!  

So I thought I'd make a treat bag for cupcakes or even some cookies.  I'm oh so in the Christmas spirit, so of course it's Christmas Themed :)  The Bag is from Tags, bags, boxes, and more.  Enjoy!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Creative Scraps Challenge Week #5!!!

Happy Monday Everyone!!!!

This week is our 5th week of Creative Scraps Challenge! Wahoo....I'm so excited that we are still continuing with the challenge week even though I'm SUPER busy with work.  It really forces me to be creative and take time for myself to create. :) And creating makes me happy! 

So for those of you who are new to Creative Scraps Challenge, here is the break down. (For those of you who follow along, we have changed the schedule up a wee bit to cut down the stress of trying to create so much during the week).  Molly (Army Wife Learns the Cricut), Cristi (Scrappin 5 Little Cupcakes) and I will take turns posting our projects throughout the week (except for Thursday). Friday is the day we will post our final project for the week with an added element. Also, on Friday, the very talented Momo (Made by Momo) will join us as our veteran guest designer.  You will all then have a chance to participate starting on Friday and we will pick a winner!!

Here is the schedule for this week:
Today: I'll show my project
Tuesday: Cristi will have a project
Wednesday: Molly will have a project
Thursday: OFF
Friday: I'll be posting every one's projects here on my blog!

As a side note, we have been doing 2 Challenge Weeks per month.  As of right now we are going to try and keep up with that.  If it proves to be too much, we may cut down to 1 week for the month of December since everyone is so busy!

Ok, so for this week our challenge was simple: Use the Smiley Cards Cartridge! I haven't utilized this cartridge at all and I thought it would be a good way to get everyone to use it and get familiar with such a cute cartridge! I also used the "Hugs & Kisses" Stamp from the new Scrappy Mom's Stamp Set "Simple Sentiments"! Wahoo for sneak peaks :)

Don't forget to check out Cristi's Blog tomorrow for her project and I'll have my project for Momo's Tuesday challenge up as well :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Some Chit-Chat and Updates!

Hey Everyone!

I cannot believe that the weekend is just about over.....Where do the days go?!?! Back to work tomorrow, ugh to Monday Mornings! LOL So I just wanted to give you guys some updates today.....

1. Madison got her cards and gifts.......She LOVED them!!!!! Bobby and Maria (her parents) were in utter shock of all the cards and goodies that were sent to Madison!! And they were all VERY appreciative of it all.  SO THANK YOU to everyone who sent a card and everyone who sent her gifts to keep her company while she continues to go through treatment. 

2.  Creative Scraps Challenge Week will start Tomorrow!  The challenge will be open to everyone on Friday and we are giving away a Country Life Cartridge (Thanks to Dorcas!!) So be sure to check in HERE tomorrow when the challenge starts!

3.  December is such a BUSY month!!! Work is SUPER busy with the holiday season going on right now.  Every weekend, Jesse and I have something going on. The 5th-Fundraiser for needy senior citizens and our churches Christmas Dinner and Dancing Party. The 11th--My sister-in-law is having a party at her home, the 12th--My in-law's Christmas party!.  My mother-in-law is flying in from Canada the 15-29, My parents & sister are flying in the 28-3rd(of Jan). Oh Yeah! And then there is Christmas! And with that comes Shopping, Wrapping, Busy Malls, Christmas cards (30 for my mom and 30 for me--all handmade) **Sigh** I'm exhausted just thinking about it!  

4.  The last number got too crazy so I decided to start a new number!! LOL Added to all the above, I have 3 Blog Hops this month! Which I super excited about :) Dec.4th--Dorcas is hosting a blog hop! The weekend of Dec. 17th--Linda and Christina are hosting blog hops!..Did i mention December was a busy month?!?!

5.  Ok... I think that was all the info I need to post! I'm sorry that this post was not very interesting but I didn't want to forget any information that I need to announce!  Hope your weekend was good and you have a great first week of December.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Episode 29- Snowman Action Wobble Card

Hey Everyone!!
Happy Weekend! I'm so glad that it is finally the weekend and I can relax with Jesse :) I'm so excited for today because we are having our family Thanksgiving dinner today at my in-laws house!!! I am in the middle of baking Apple Pie for the festivities. So I got quite a few requests to show how I made the Snowman Action Wooble Cake. So I made a quick video this morning. As I mentioned, this is a card that I found in "Holiday Cards" Magazine.

Also, I am continuing to give you guys sneak peaks for the new Simple Sentiments Stamp Set by Scrappy Mom's!So here is a SUPER simple card that I made using my new Country Life cartridges(thanks to my 2 bff's Cristi & Molly!) This would be a great card for someone who needs a little encouragement or is going through a tough time.  Hope you guys enjoy it and have a great weekend :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Scrappy Mom's Sneak Peak!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

I hope that you all had a fabulous day with friends and family giving thanks! This year was the first year that Jesse and I got to spend thanksgiving together since we have been married(he had to work last year). AND it was the first year I was cooking all on my own. If i do say so myself, I think i did a good job :)

Any who....I've been dying to post this week but had to wait till today for the start of SNEAK PEAK's!!! Scrappy Mom's has done it again with another Must Have stamp set! I'm so excited to show you all!

The card that I made today is a total scrap lift! This card was one of the cards featured in "Holiday Cards" magazine but I had to show it! Its absolutely adorable and to add to the effect.....I used an Action Wobble. I just LOVE these new Action Wooble Springs---OH be sure to "Like" them on Facebook, Search Action Wobble and you wont miss them! Hope you all enjoy the card and be sure to check out the other designers creations by clicking on their name on the right sidebar!



Friday, November 19, 2010

Episode 28- Resticking your cricut mat

Hey Everyone!

I hope you guy had a great week and that you all will have a fun filled weekend! Work seemed to go by fast this week...thank goodness =) This weekend is SUPER busy for Jesse and I. Today, we're going to a Medieval Festival (probably my favorite part of history class, so I'm STOKED!) and then shopping at the outlet's mall for a dress for our church's Xmas dinner & dancing. Oh yeah! and Grocery shopping for THANKSGIVING!!!! lol. So I've decided that with my hectic work schedule, I'm promising to post at least twice a week!!! All other post's will be MEGA bonuses! LOL. This will keep me crafty AND keep me from going MIA! hahaha....So here is a video for my second post of the week. :) I hope it's helpful!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Momo's Tuesday Challenge

:( this was suppose to AUTOPOST on Tuesday morning and it didn't so here it is, extremely late!

Hey Everyone,

I hope that you all have had a great start of the week!! Mine has been busy and crazy but what Monday & Tuesday isn't?? Jesse is having very minor surgery on his wrist on Wednesday so that will keep me busy as well, after work is over.  His parents get to "babysit" him after the surgery when he is all silly from the anesthesia :)

Anywho.....ONTO Momo's Tuesday Challenge was to create anything with a Turkey on it! Great way to get us in the spirit for Next week's Thanksgiving! (....I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to cook Thanksgiving dinner....alone!! YIKES!)  So here is what I came up with.  The card base is from Christmas Cards Solution's and the Turkey is from Create a Critter.  I also used my brand spankin' new ribbon punch from Stampin' Up! but its a bit hidden from the knot! Sorry.

Don't forget to head on over to Momo's blog to checkout all the other designers creations and to enter in the Challenge as well!

Lastly, as many of you have seen on Momo, Sarah, Julie, Emma, Pam, and Tammy's blog--the NEW Action Wobble Springs are going to be the next BIG hit in the crafting world! I was lucky enough to be asked to be part of the focus group for this new product.  I made Madison's card using the action wobble! However, after our conference call last week (PS.....They have an AMAZING contest that is going to take place sooooo soon! And the prizes....Your will not believe how AWESOME they are!!) I came up with the cutest idea for a card using the Action Wobble! Actually its wobbling right in front of me as i type on my keyboard! LOL I made a video of me creating the card but thanks to the new Call of Duty: Black Ops...there are explosions and shots being fired in the background and I'm going to have make it Closed Captions with fun music! LOL I just can't wait to finish editing the video so I can show you all! Be sure to check back and to check out all of the other focus group ladies who have fantastic projects using the action wobbles!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Creative Scraps Week #4- Open to the public.

Hey Everyone.....

....I am SOOOOOO beyond late on my posts. Again I apologize a MILLION times, but trying to figure out a schedule is sooo hard.  So today, I've trapped myself in my crafty corner to create because I really need it! LOL  So I'll be creating all day today and I'll be posting throughout the week....for sure!

So, as you guys know, this week our challenge was to use Life is a Beach.  Well our added element for yesterday was a color challenge "black, blue, and another color".  So this is what I came up with....I hope you guys like it.  I'm keeping this short and sweet because I'm on my way to record a video, I KNOW SHOCKER! LOL

Be sure to head over to Cristi's Blog, she is hosting this weeks challenge.  And be sure to enter because this month, we are giving away Country Life Cricut Cartridge.  So if you enter this week and in 2 weeks, you'll have 2 chances to win!!!!! 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I am TRUELY blessed!!!

Hey Everyone!

I had a VERY fun time with my hubby at the 333rd Squadron--THE SHARKS!!!--Annual Banquet! He had training for most of the 3 days but we did have FUN at night.  On Sunday Night, we had our Formal Dinner/ Awards Night.  Then on Monday Night ( I MISSED MOMO'S Ustream!!! I was sooooo BUMMED!! lol), we had our Sport's Themed Party!! My hubby got picked from his group to dance in the BIG "Ricky, the Recruiter" Inflatable suit! AND OMG I got it ALL on video and its HILARIOUS! He did SOOOOO well! I'll be sure to post the video up on here soon so you guys can get a GOOD chuckle! And we Finally came home yesterday.....I missed my Fur babies soooo much! LOL Ok....enough about my weekend and all the CAPS!!! LOL

So this post is all about how TRULY blessed I am. I really have some of the most AMAZING people in my life!! The absolute Greatest friends!!!! First, let me say THANK YOU to everyone who sent me a card (and a few small goodies) with such AMAZING words in it--when sending Madison's card! They were totally a SURPRISE and brought such a smile to my face!!

Thank you to Momo, who sent me a overly generous package a few weeks back! She sent me the PRETTIEST Christmas paper!!!!!! And a glitter stack to go along with it! Thank you my friend, your are the sweetest ever and I love ya!!!! xoxoxoxo

I came home today to a package in the mail that came from Cristi and Molly.......THOSE 2 are the SNEAKIEST Blogging besties EVER!!!!!!!!!! Molly totally lied to me and told me she had received her Country Life cartridge.........well it was really a cartridge that the 2 of them had purchased and sent to me!!!! What an absolute Surprise!!! I was floored and so overally excited.  Thank you to the both of both have become some of my best friends! And your too sneaky! LOL

Also...thanks to Julie and Sarah who keep me smiling and laughing with all their texts! I LOVE text messages and they keep me giggling! And involved with new products-----thanks Julie for letting me be part of the Action Wobbles! You girls will always be my Secret Accomplices!

So overall.....Thank you to everyone for everything lately! From comments, emails, cards, to goodie packs----I'm truly blessed to have you all in my life!!!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Madison's Card

Hey Y'all, Happy Tuesday!!

Today, I wanted to share with you the card that I made for Madison.  But before I do that, I wanted to tell you all

I have received OVER 100 cards and at least 25 people sent packages for Madison as well!!! I can not tell you how much this means to me! I am so grateful, from the bottom of my heart, that I have such great blogging friends who posted Maddie's information and then all of you who re- posted on your blog. I appreciate it so much! She is going to love it and her family is so appreciative of everything y'all have done.  I will be sending out the packages this afternoon when I get home from Jesse's Air force Annual. 

So onto my card:

I was so excited to be asked from "Action Wobbles" to be part of their test group! Thanks JULIE!!! :)  So, I finally got the chance to use it! My ice cream is cut from Simply Charmed (I think! lol) and I glittered both  scoops and than coated it with Glossy Accents. I thought the cherry's face was appropriate since the top scoop is wobbling. (i always have that problem with 2 scoops, that's why i get a cup too so that I don't loose any of the scoops--LOL).  I used the distressed stripe's and ran the cone through twice in a criss-cross and inked around the edges.  I also used scraps of decorative paper for my background.  And I used the Scrappy Mom's "Sweet Somethings" Stamps.  
Hope you guys enjoy it!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Creative Scraps Week #4!!!

Good Morning Everyone!! I'm sorry I've been Mia but I'm still trying to figure out how to squeeze in crafting after work and making dinner.  In the mean time, still trying to keep the house straightened out and in order. LOL I seriously don't know how Momo does it!!!! I need to call her for some advice! LOL

WAHOOOOOO its Creative Scraps Challenge Week #4!!!

For our new followers, Molly (Army Wife Learns the Cricut), Cristi (Scrappin 5 Little Cupcakes) and I will take turns posting throughout the week except for today when we are all posting our projects. Friday is the day we will post our final project for the week with an added element. You will all then have a chance to participate starting on Friday and we will pick a winner!! --Unfortunately, this week Molly will be off so you will only see projects by Cristi and myself--

Now I must warn you guys.....Cristi and I have been Mojo-less recently so we have decided to just post on Monday and Friday, since we just cant seem to crank out anything that we like.  This week we decided to have another Cartridge challenge.  And the cartridge is.............Life is a Beach!

So I have been wanted to make a treat pouch like this one for quite some time!!!! I FINALLY got to use my crimper that i have had for a few months but had never touched! LOL And I know some of you are thinking, wait a minute! last week you were making Xmas stuff for mom's challenge and now your making Halloween stuff?!?!?!?? Trust me i know, I'm all kinds of bass-ackwards! LOL So here is what I can up with.  I hope you guys like it!

Be sure to head over to Cristi's blog to check out her creation for today!  Also, check back here for tomorrow to see the card I created for Madison. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Momo's Tuesday Challenge

Hey Y'all

So today is Momo's Tuesday Challenge and I swear she always challenges me! I love it but it really makes me rack my brain! LOL

This challenge was about embossing, whether it be heat embossing or dry embossing....since for Creative Scraps Challenge (which is still going on, head over to Molly's blog to join in) I used heat embossing, I decided to dry emboss.  I love all of the folders and yet barely use them! So I think this was just the type of challenge I needed!! 

I totally tried something new....I wanted to utilize more of my scraps so I cut 1" strips of white paper and layed them down on a piece of 5"x4" piece of scrap paper.  I used just a very little bit of mono adhesive to hold it down.  I than ran my snowflake folder through my epic 6(a machine that's somewhat like a cuttlebug).  I removed each strip of paper and inked them in different "Christmas" colors.  I apologize, I mean we just got over Halloween and I'm all about Christmas! LOL Anyways, I then reapplied my strips down.  I just had to use my Hello Kitty Cartridge again...I just have so much fun with it (image cut at 4", and I Swiss Dots embossed her jacket for a little more dimension)!!  Now I finished this card last week and it was missing something so I added some red glitter glue to her bow! And it was the perfect touch!  The sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's Stamp Set " Winter Wishes".

Be sure to head over to Momo's Blog and join in on her Challenge!

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Hey Y'all!!

Sorry that I have been MIA recently....I'm just enjoying the last days as, how molly puts it, a "Free Woman"! LOL Enjoying the time before I start up on a full time job again! Its been really nice!

Anyways, I wanted to let you all know that i EXTENDED the time that your card/package needs to be shipped for Madison to Monday, Nov.1st! Many people couldn't not get the sent out till this weekend so if you were considering making/sending her something, you now have an extra 2 1/2 days!! So please, if you can, participate! I have receive, as of yesterday, over 60 cards for her!!!!! And tons of goodies that people have been sending for her! Trust me when I say, she is going to be so happy and its really going to brighten her day! For all the info about Madison, click HERE! The following is where you can send the card/package:

Trisha Theo
Po Box 7806
North Port, FL 34290

Also, the family is selling bracelets to raise money to help with all of the medical bills....the cost is $10 per bracelet. I should be receiving one in the mail soon and I'll be sure to do a video showing it off but here is a picture.  It has her full name on it but the picture only shows Madison. I know that money is tight for EVERYONE right now with the way the economy/job market is BUT if you can help out this family, even by just purchasing one bracelet, it would help them tremendously!!!! If your interested in purchasing some please send me the following via email to

Your name:
How many bracelets you'd like to purchase:

Also, I thought I'd share with you a recent picture of Madison! She still manages to have a smile on her face despite everything she is going through!!!

I also wanted to show you guys some pic's and a video from yesterday.  I got to enjoy going to another event with my hubby!! He was judging a High School Drill Competition.  It was so cool to see all these high school students who are in ROTC and participate in the drill team. 

That's my hubby on the left helping another recruiter judge

I had a pretty cool video of the guys spinning and tossing their riffles but it wouldn't let me upload!! Boooo!  Oh well!

Someone asked if I wouldn't post as much because I now have a job.......I hope not! LOL I'm hoping to still post regularly, even if I need to stay up late! hahaha I also ready have a few post set up for this week. I'm hoping that on the weekends, I'll have the chance to create and have stuff to show you guys during the week!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Creative Scraps Challenge Week #3- Thanks!

Hey Everyone!!
Welcome to the "Overly Inspiring" day of the Creative Scraps Challenge and also the "Open to the Public" Day! LOL If your new to our is how it works. Cristi, Molly, and I creative all week long to offer you guys inspiration and to also challenge ourselves and get our butts crafting! :) Then on Friday, we all present a new project with an added element of surprise and have Momo and other Fabulous guest designers to inspire you! You then have until the following Friday (in this weeks case, Nov. 5th) to create and link your projects. And we have some blog candy for you all too :D Sound interesting?!?! Come join in on the fun!

This week....Molly is hosting Challenge Friday so you can head over to her blog to see all of our projects! Click Here to jump on over!!
This week....our challenge was to create a thank you card but the added element was that you had to either heat emboss or use glitter (and stickles do not count!)--Someone asked me how we come up with our challenges and added elements...we all look around our rooms and see what we're neglecting and pick based on that so that we can utilize all of our stuff!

Here is what I came up with! This set also happens to be the giveaway for this week!!!!

The flowers on my cards were a GREAT deal....I found packs of these flowers at Michael's a few months ago and they were only a $1 for 36 paper flowers and 9 gems. What I did was take one flower of each size and layer them and attach them together with a brad! Love the look it gave! So for the giveaway, you'll get all 6 cards, in the box, with 6 envelopes!

Don't forget to head over to Molly's blog to check out every one's projects!! Now off to a Drill Team Competition my Hubby is helping Judge and then Boo-fest with my in laws!! I got Gem a T-Shirt!!! LOL I'll be sure to post pics this weekend! 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thank You Christmas!

Hey Everyone!!

Happy Hump Day!!! Today is such a FANTASTIC day for me....I'm feeling SOOOO much better (have a bit of a cough that wont go away) but I just feel so much better overall! I also had an interview today and I GOT OFFERED THE JOB ON THE SPOT!!!! (I'm going to be a customer service rep for a shipping company) Thank you to my Molly & my mom/sister for helping me pick an outfit and Cristi who kept ensuring me I'd be fine! I'm so stinkin' Excited!!!!

So that is why I'm SOOO late posting today, last night I couldn't figure out what to wear and I wanted to be prepared for today.  And then this morning I was away for my interview.  So, today is my day to post for creative scraps! I'm in this Christmas mood lately.  So I thought I'd make a Thank You note for a teacher who receives gifts from her students for Xmas! I was thinking of my best friend Tracey (a chicklet) who is a kindergarten teacher. 

I did something different with the ribbon too and I REALLY like how it turned out. All images are cut out from Hello Kitty Greeting. And the boarder punch is from Martha Stewart.  Of course, the stamp set is from Scrappy Mom's Stamps!

Be sure to check out Molly's blog tomorrow for her creation and if you missed Cristi's card yesterday, be sure to head over and check it out! It was sooo cute!

ALSO...THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SENT CARDS AND GIFTS, THUS FAR, FOR MADISON!!! ITS GREATLY APPRECIATED! Also...HUGE thanks for Lauren who included the most beautiful card for me in her package for Madison! Thank you Lauren!!  To find all the Information for sending Madison a card/package (YOU STILL HAVE TIME!!) click HERE!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Creative Scrap's Challenge Week #3!!!

To Find Out ALL the information for the Card Drive for HERE!!!

Hey Everyone!

First let me say THANK YOU to who has been sending me "Get Well Wishes"!!! Its so sweet of you all who have been sending me the get well vibes! LOL Unfortunately.......Last week I was absolutely horrible....I don't think i made it off the couch or out of bed for 4 days straight except to let the dog out, use the bathroom, and grab a drink. LOL Yesterday, I was feeling SO much better....I had picked up around the house and managed to finish a xmas card that has been sitting on my desk for weeks. I even skyped with Cristi and Molly! Then at 11pm....I started to go downhill! The "virus" hit me like a train, I was nauseous, had stomach pains, hot and cold chills.  And I woke up this morning feeling the same---I'm so tired of being ill and to think its ALL my Hubby's fault! LOL ANYWHO......

WAHOOOOOO its Creative Scraps Challenge Week #3!!! We took last week off because of Momo's Challenge week AND because week all needed a mini vacation! 
For our new followers, Molly (Army Wife Learns the Cricut), Cristi (Scrappin 5 Little Cupcakes) and I will take turns posting throughout the week except for today when we are all posting our projects. Friday is the day we will post our final project for the week with an added element. You will all then have a chance to participate starting on Friday and we will pick a winner!!

Here is our schedule this week:

Monday: All of us will post our projects
Tuesday: Cristi will post her project
Wednesday: ME will post my project :)
Thursday: Molly
Friday: We will have everyone presenting a new project, with Momo and 2 other Special Guest Designers!! And the challenge will be open to all of you!

So for this week.....our challenge was to create Thank You Cards.  I'm totally NOT happy with my card but I wanted to post something.  My layers didnt match up but oh well! So here is what I created...

the "thanks" has glossy accent on it but it was still wet when I took the picture! Hahaha.....Be sure to head over to Cristi and Molly's Blogs because they're CARDS are sooooo cute!!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sneak Peak #3 and some Pictures

Hey Everyone!

So, after taking care of my hubby for 3 weeks (and he is STILL getting over this virus/cold).....he has OH SO GENEROUSLY passed it onto me! I also think that now that Lauren is feeling better and more creative, she's also shared! LOL Lucky Lucky me huh??? So since I haven't gotten to craft too much recently, I decided to show you some pictures of my family.  Normally, I don't really share to many pics because I feel like people are here for my crafts but I have to compensate for me being MIA lol!!

Here is the Sneak Peak #3 for Scrappy Mom's "A Pinch and A Dash"
This card is super simple....doesn't have all of the layers I'm use to but i still think it turned out cute.  Be sure to check out the rest of the design teams projects by clicking their names on the right sidebar.

This is the youngest of my two brother in law's testing for his black belt! He did really really well!! He should be finding out soon if he passed!

This is the oldest brother-in-law who transformed our lanai into his painting studio for the afternoon.  I had mentioned to him that I wanted a painting to put in my living room and he went straight to work. He is attending an arts college here in Florida and he is a fantastic artist....check out his finished painting for me below.
He used a picture that I showed him online that I liked so he didn't just pull it from his head but I'm LOVING it!

Ok everyone....hopefully I'll be back to my usual feeling better, crafting self soon! Hope you all have a great rest of the week!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sneak Peak for Scrappy Mom #2

Hey Everyone!

So today is Tuesday Challenge for Momo's Blog.  The challenge was to make anything BESIDES a card! She always likes to pull a fast one on us....ehehehe.  So I created a "treat bag" that is filled with some ground coffee.  This also serves as my second sneak peak for Scrappy Mom Stamps! If you haven't headed over to Scrappy Mom's blog to order this better head over there and order away because this set is fabulous!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Trying to put a smile on the face of a child suffering from Cancer!!!

** To see my project for the "sneak peak" of the new scrappy mom's stamp set, click HERE!**

After working for my parents business for 10 years, you get to know your customers pretty well and over time they become more like friends. One of the customers had told me last year that he was thrilled that his niece, Madison, was in remission from Leukemia! Their family was over joyed that such a young girl had beat this vicious cancer (she's only 6 years old). However, just last week, their family was just hit with the most horrific news........Madison's cancer has returned.

Now I personally do not know Madison BUT i'm the type of person who wants to help whenever I can. I know that I cant cure her but I can help with making her day a little better by sending her a card to put a smile on her face. So, this is where i'm hoping to get your help.....i'm hoping to get a TON of cards to cheer up Madison. "Get well" cards and anything that is super girly would be perfect!!! And if you'd like to send a small gift, ex: a barbie or stuffed animal, im sure it would cheer her up and keep her company while she spends the next several weeks in the hospital. I know she loves pink, butterflies, and anything girly.

If your interested in helping please send your cards/packages to the following address by Friday, October 29th (please have it in the mail on or before that date):

Trisha Theo
Po Box 7806
North Port, Florida 34290

Thank you everyone in advance for spreading the word and helping this young girl get through such a hard time,


Ps....if you'd like to send a card to Madison's parents with words of encouragement or your prayers, their names are Bobby & Maria.

Scrappy Mom's Sneak Peak

Hey everyone!

So i'm just riding along in the car with my hubby heading to the Airforce Base for appointments. And just realized that I could download a Blogger App on my new phone!!!!! Wahoooooo!!!!!!! The only thing I can't do is rotate pictures :( so please just touch ur ear to your shoulder and ull be able to see the picture correctly! Lol.

Unfortunately, I can only post one picture so to see the new FABULOUS stamp set by Scrappy Mom's, click  HERE! 

So this is what I came up with!!!!! I used 2 layers of UTEE on the jar portion. That's why it looks super shiny but the color looks dull. It was the look I was looking for. And I used fabric on the top with braiding cord around it. When I see jam for sale at craft fairs- I always see fabric over the lids for a decorative I followed along and applied it to my card. :) Hope you guys like it!!!!

Also be sure to check out my design team sista's who have been showing off amazing projects as well!!! You can check out there blogs by clicking on their name in my sidebar under my Scrappy Mom's DT button!

Ps.... We all, from creative scraps need a little bit of a we're not feeling so "creative". So we will be back next week! Lol

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge

Hey Everyone.....I'm on my way to bed but I wanted to submit a project for the Peachy Keen Challenge going on! I'm not super impressed with it BUT it did get me out of my comfort zone with making a layout! So here it is.....check in tomorrow for sneak peaks of my projects using the NEW Scrappy Mom's Stamp Set!!! I must say....i just LOVE this set!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010



Don't ask me where I got that phase, it sorta just popped into my head! hahahaha I have a BAZILLION things to tell y'all so I'm just going to keep listing them off!

#1.  I just hit 500 followers on my blog! Thank you Thank you Thank you to everyone who visits my blog on a daily basis and leaves such nice and thoughtful comments!! Y'all are truly appreciated and your comments are what keep me coming back and doing more video's and showing you new projects!  Not sure if I'm going to do a giveaway......My hubby sorta banned me from buying anything crafty for the time being. LOL Maybe I'll just wait till I hit 1,000 to do a MEGA giveaway!! Molly's been keeping track of when I get to 500 but she's at work right now so she has not stinkin' idea! HAHAHA SURPRISE MOLLY!

#2.  DON'T FORGET!!! Creative Scraps Challenge is still going on!!! You have until Friday at Midnight Est!! To check out all the information on the challenge and to enter, click HERE! We're giving away an I-Rock!!!!

#3.  Thank you to everyone who as been leaving me such AMAZING comments about my "recipe" video!! I'm so glad that you guys enjoy something other than paper crafts!! I have one other video so far that needs to be editing on cooking! AND OMG that recipe is SOOO easy, quick, and TASTY!! Maybe that will be my post for tomorrow!

#4. AND THE MOST EXCITING NEWS OF IT ALL.........IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ON SCRAPPY MOM'S BLOG YET, I MADE THE DESIGN TEAM!!!!!!!!!! I am so stinkin excited!!! I absolutely LOVE all of their stamp sets and the sentiments are just perfect for ANY project!! I can't believe it......I really can't believe I made it! This helps me in believing that my work is good enough, even though sometimes i think differently! Who would of thought....a few weeks back when Sarah (Live, Love, Scrap!) and I were harassing Mel (Scrappy Mel) about wanting to be on the design team, that we would actually get the chance to try out and BOTH make it!!!! Its an awesome feeling and I can't wait to start creating more projects with their stamps! Thank you again, soooooo much, Mel and Tammy!! You two ladies are the GREATEST!

Ok everyone.....that's it for tonight...I'm going back to try and get back to creating Christmas Cards! My mom has been bugging me to come up with idea's for her design this year! :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Episode 27 & Birthday Blog Hop Bash Winner!

Hey Everyone!!
Welcome to the beginning of the week!!! My hubby is off today so we are spending some time together now that he is feeling a bit better but we found of from the orthopedic surgeon that he has a cyst in his wrist and will have microscopic surgery to remove it. I swear in this house, if its not the dog and cat that are sick....its Jesse! LOL Oh well, that's part of the roll of being a wife, taking care of everyone in the house!

So I really hope that you all thoroughly enjoyed the blog hop! I had a blast being featured with all of the amazing ladies that were in the line up! They are some of the most talented bloggers out there and some of them are amongst my closest friends!!!! Well I'm sure you're all wonder who the lucky winner is for the K&Company paper pack and Ek Success Candles boarder punch. selected #131 .........

Autumn (aka) lilmisstypo

CONGRATS AUTUMN!!!!! I'll be sending out an email to you asking for all of your mailing information to get out your prize pack!!

Lastly, I have ANOTHER video for you guys!! And it is a BIG change from the video's I normally shoot so I hope that you all enjoy it and let me know what you think!!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Momo's Birthday Blog Hop Bash!!!


I'm so glad that you ALL have joined us today to celebrate Momo's birthday with a Birthday Blog Hop Bash!!  I had the opportunity this week to meet THE one and only Momo and treat her to lunch for her birthday and I honestly had the absolute GREATEST TIME! She has seriously been a crafting idol of mine ever since I began stalking blogs in December of '09, so to meet her was Amazing!

I am so incredibly honored to be part of this blog hop and not just because it is for Momo's Birthday but because I can honestly say that some of my closest blogging friends are part of this and people who's work inspire me day to day! I mean you have the all around diva Momo, the scrapbooking queen Lauren, the fabulous Scrappy Mom's Mel & Tammy, my blogging besties Molly & Cristi, my secret accomplices Julie & Sarah ;), and the list just goes on and on and on!!! All these ladies blogs are stalked out on an hourly basis by me! LOL So honestly, this might be my favorite hop thus far because of group of ladies that are participating in it!

Ok, so enough of my mumbo jumbo...i tend to ramble a lot, i need to fix that! LOL Ok so I had a bit of a tough time with this because Julie showed me her project early this week and its FABULOUS and I wanted to create something extra special for this hop but my mojo was long gone after last night/this morning ordeal.  I started thinking of people's birthdays and thought of my SISTER!! She is turning the BIG 17 in March, which means she will get her license and can drive SOLO in the state of New Jersey....MAJORLY SCARY THING! I remember changing her diapers! lol....So, I decided to create an invitation for her birthday! And its oh so fitting! Everything on this screams my sister! From the colors,the bling, to the "blah, blah, blah" sticker! Oh yeah, and she's ALWAYS flashing a Peace Sign! {Read all the way to the end to see for yourself!} 

 I used the Sweethearts Cartridge for the Car and Once Upon a Princess for the balloons!

Wanna know whats for blog candy?!?!?! I felt like this was just right for this Blog Hops theme!

K&Company- Happy Birthday 2u! Paper Pack

Ek Success Candles Boarder Punch

Ok So here's what you need to do to enter.....Leave me a comment on this post with what your all time favorite birthday gift was ever.  Could of been when you were 3,12,16 at any age...just tell me what your favorite gift was.  Only one comment per person and you MUST leave me your email address with your comment!! If you forget to add it, just delete your original comment and re-comment including your email address. You have until Sunday, October 10th, at midnight eastern time to enter! A winner will be announced on Monday morning/afternoon-ish! 

Also, here is a List of ALL of the fabulous ladies participating today! Be sure to visit them all and see their amazing projects and I'm sure some of them will have blog candy as well!!

Here is a picture of my sister and I about 3 years ago, goofing around in the car to entertain ourselves on our drive to a party about 2 hours away! ---and yes I had blonde highlights in my hair! my family and hubby like me better as a blonde....what do you all think?!?! do I stay natural or dye it again? LOL---

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