Saturday, February 26, 2011

Update *Give away closed*

Welcome to You had me at scrap, and the Motions and Folds Card Hop! Hosted by Ellen! Thank you for getting us all together today for this hop- I've had tons of fun.   I'm glad your here.
If you've come from visiting Wendy at, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to  Ellen's blog and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few cards and projects with a motion and fold theme with you! Make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, and  there will be some amazing ideas!

I decided to make a folded frame card. Here it is!
I used DCWV paper, and a premade white card for the base. I used 3 stampin up punches, two for the scallop circles, and one that made the bird. I used a $1. stamp from Michaels Crafts and heat embossed the saying. I tried to find a color that matched the bird to pull out the blue, not sure if you can tell in the pic- Its cuter in person. I promise!

If you have gotten this far I want to tell you I have some blog candy!! All you have to do is follow me, leave a comment with your email address, AND have a US shipping address. Sorry guys. Now off you go!

Next stop...Jennifer's blog, lets all go see what she has made for us!

Here is the line up of  blogs in the hop.

Ellen at
Selina at
Sarah at
Jessica at
Sue at
Janice at
Wendy at
Kacee at   (you are here)
Jennifer at     (Next)
Amanda at
Kim at
Brynn at
Ashley at
Nikki at
Elaine at

Friday, February 25, 2011

Owl Punch Winner!

ok. I had draw a new number and the winner is ...................

oh I forgot dont forget to come back in the morning for a great fun hop!!!!
ok you want the winner....

Jennifer said...
New follower; just came from pink cricut. looking forward to being in the folds & motion blog hop. Great idea to give away candy & have people comment on both!

February 9, 2011 8:18 PM

Congrats!! Please Email me with you address- It is on order and should be here soon.
Have a great night every one!

Blog hop allert- and the owl punch winner MIA

I wanted to invite you all to a hop on Saturday. It will be tons o fun! and Give ONE LAST call to Linda who won the owl punch, she didnt leave her email, and I tried one some one gave me, but I havent heard back. I am going to use to pick another winner from my DT post, at 6 pm today and will post shortly after if LINDA does not contact me... ok. Good luck! See you all later.

BLog award-

I received the stylish blogger award from Amanda @ and before I could post about it, I was given it again from Kerry at ! Thank you ladies! It means a lot to me that people other than my mom check out my crafty stuff. :)
When you receive this award you are suppose to #1, thank and link back to the person (or people) who awarded it to you, #2. Share 8 things about yourself, #3 pay it forward to bloggers that you have recently discovered, and #4, contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards :)
8 things about me...
#1. I once owned a 1963 VW bug. It was my fav. car ever. 
#2. I'm a station wagon kinda mom, but I drive a big ol' F150 V8 extended cab. mud tire wearin' shiny black truck. (long story)
#3. I don't like bumper stickers on bumpers, I like mine in the back window... but only 1-
#4. I love to bake with the kids.
#5. My fav. shoes are Vans. I LOVE them. Flip flops are right on up there too.
#6 I love to take pictures of my kids... tons and tons  I take them every day.
#7 I have 2 yorkies Bounce my little adorable male and Bella his true love. They are 10 and 8.
#8 My husband has a HUGE cat named Tank, hes a 20 lb. tabby who likes to push my pups around.

My Blogs to give this to are:
It came from my mothers meatloaf @

Thursday, February 24, 2011

love note for Carter

I have been making layouts for my kids incorporating some of the recent cards I have made. I write a little love note inside, and close it with ribbon or put it in an envelope like I did on Iyla's page. Here is the latest one I've gotten done, for my son Carter. Some day they will take them out of the plastic sleves and open the cards to see what I wrote to them.
After looking at this, I wasnt even sure if I was going to post this layout... I just thought it was missing something... then I figured it out!It was just to empty- So I filled it up... here is the new layout..

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


A quick spring lay out for one of the kids, not sure what one yet... thought I would try to make a few ahead of time so I wouldnt feel so rushed when the weather turns nice and I take the kids out for pictures again.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Iyla Layout

Alright, I cut a few extra owls out yesterday when I was doing the door sign and I couldnt just let them sit... So I made a spring layout for my youngest Iyla, she is 18mo. I might have to make a few more...we'll see.

Monday, February 21, 2011

more owls

Did you cringe at the name of this post? I know I have been doing sooo much owl stuff, it seems like its never ending. I have one more project after this one for the little girls room, then I'm done for awhile. Here is the latest project: the door sign. I made it from Create a Critter, and Cricut Classis Font. The paper is recollections card stock, some DCWV  card stock and some misc. pattern paper I had from an older stack.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I did it!

I did it... I talked my hubba hubba dh- into letting me move my crafting space down stairs to the play room. It was a good idea really, the kids don't "play" in here they don't even have toys in here.. just a computer a tv and our mondo family couch. The little girls have a play area off my dining room where I can see them from the kitchen, and living room. The big kids really don't use this room very much- so its getting re purposed!~~ I'm so excited! If you didn't know, my husband is a cabinet maker, he does amazing work in high end homes for Dr.'s and fancy pants people... I asked him if I could take the built in desk he made for me upstairs to use in the new room and he said he wanted to design a new desk for me with enough room for the kids to craft with me!! He started work this weekend with a new door and a keyed lock... I don't want the little ones in here if I'm not with them... I can just see a carpet covered in stickles and glitter..yikes. So I don't know how long he is going to take, but I've already rearranged the new craft room, (hehe  I love saying that.)I just have to wait for hubs to finish the new desk and other wonderful projects I've got him working on! I thought I would close with a picture of hubs working at home- isn't he the best!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Does any one know lindagk23?

I need help locating lindagk23 she was the winner of my owl punch last Friday. Tomorrow will be a week since her win, and I havent heard from her. If you know her please let her know I will have to draw a new winner, from the DT post on Sunday if I dont hear back! Thank you so much! Hope you all can help me find her.

kelcee's layout

This is my Love Note layout for my oldest Kelcee. We both worked on this card, so I thought I would use this card for her layout. I used Jolly Holliday for the card. I have been making layouts for the kids with little cards in them so that they will have something to read just from mom someday.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hogs and Kisses, and my secret.

When  I go  to my crops I'm often asked how many kids I have, I answer 4,( I get all kinds of responses to this number ) then the next question asked is how I could possibly find time to scrap for each of them? Well,... I cheat.. I will tell you my secret. Ok you ready...... here it is. Most of my pictures of my kids are taken at the same time/occasion- like the park in the layouts below... I use my gypsy, and create a layout. Then I cut it out 4 times, sometimes I use the same paper, some times I switch it up a bit. This also works on layouts of other things. I just save them on my gypsy. They may work for another kid. Just tweek the colors or add something. Do you have tricks for getting it all done? I would love to hear them!!  Here are the pics of the park last week and 3 of the 4 layouts I made.  The 4th one is an almost exact copy of the brown one. I used playtime  for the pig,( and hid the money slot on gypsy.) and cricut classic font for the words. I water colored the white pig in the first layout.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Christmas 2010

I did a layout today from this past Christmas. I'm trying really hard to keep up but its not so easy with 4 kids books to do. Some one always has something scrap worthy! Well I got to do Emma's Santa layout. I used DCWV paper for the back ground, and recollections card stock for the rest, I also used Jolly Holiday, and Cricut classic font.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Little water gator

I went to a crop Saturday, I only got about 6 layouts done, this one is my favorite!~ I made this layout with create a critter, and cricut classic font. This is a page I RE-did from earlier last year, it just didn't have the look I wanted for the pictures. I think I finally got it right! I used a spellbinder and made a layered tag that I hid behind the bottom pictures.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Winner from MY guest DT post!!

I want to thank you all for the nice comments, and all the new followers who came to see me. I look forward to visiting you all on your blogs and getting to know you! Just so you all know I have a hop (motions and fold) coming up on Feb 26th you can see the button on my side bar. It should be alot of fun and I will have blog candy then too!! But for now, I just  wish I had more punches to give away! I will order the punch this week and send it right out to you, when it comes! has chosen a winner #11...lindagk23 said...
Super cute card! Love the little owl! Thank you for sharing! lindagk23

February 9, 2011 5:28 AM

I do not have an email address for you, please contact me at
Thanks every one and have a great weekend!!

Big Girl Room Layout

I know- I have been posting alot of owl stuff lately, but thats because Im trying to keep updated on my pictures, and projects for my kids. My little girls have an Owl bedroom it is super cute you can see it target I made this layout for Emma my 3 yr old- a picture of her first night in her big girl bed in her newly made over room.

I am going to choose the winner of the owl punch for my pink cricut DT post Today! I will post it soon!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Pink Cricut DT Day!! *closed*

Welcome to my blog! I my very glad you came to visit today. It is my guest DT day over at Pink Cricut! I made a card for her using the Be Mine Stamp set you can find that here at pink by design store. I love this set, it gives a very sharp image, and cleans well. I used MS valentine paper for the back ground, my Stampin' Up owl punch, an EK punch for the wings, Stampin' Up bird punch for the leaves, pop dots, zip glue pen, Stampin' Up ink to ink the owl, stays on brown for the sentiment, and some $1. Target ribbon.

I was so excited and honored to be chosen by Sarah, that I decided to give away a new Owl punch from Stampin' Up~ the same punch I used here for this card and a few layouts I have posted on this blog! But before I get to that, I wanted to tell you how I came about my first stamps from Sarah- I won a GC from Kassidy over at inkingitupcrazy. I was so excited. It was right around Christmas, so I didnt order anything right way I wanted to see what Santa would  A few weeks later I got another GC in my email, I wasn't sure where it came from and wanted to thank the sender properly so I emailed Sarah and asked who sent it... she said it was a mistake and mine to keep!! Have you ever heard of that kind of customer service from anywhere else??? Maybe Starbucks when they get your order wrong... but then if its wrong do you really want to drink it??? I must say my very first experience ordering stamps online was fantastic thanks to Sarah. She answered all my questions in a timely fashion and was so kind.
 When she picked me for her guest DT I was over the moon to show my work with her stamps. So Thank you Sarah!
Ok now to the good stuff... I'm going to pay it forward.... Please go to Pinkcricut and  on my guest DT post, tell Sarah she ROCKS!, and then comment here and tell me you did! AND You must also follow me, I will be checking all 3 requirements.  One last thing, you must have a US mailing address. And just so you know... ~ I do not sell Stampin' UP. I just Loooove their punches, so I will have to order it from my demonstrator she has to have it mailed to me, then I will mail it to you... phew. If your still with me, GOOD LUCK- and happy crafting!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentines Day kids layout

I am going to take pictures of my kids for this layout on Monday- I'm super excited. I got the little girls clothes in the mail today from Gymboree, my oldest daughter is all set, I just need to pick up a shirt for my son! I hope they turn out well- I'm going to use one of the new pics of all 4 of them in this layout. Now I need to work on individual layouts for the oldest two.

For this layout I used 2 12x12 card stock in red,
one background paper cut the edges with a die cut
inked them with walnut stain. Cut out a large heart on my expression using George, and layered that with cream recollections card stock. I then doodled all around the red paper, the heart, and the words ( I cut them out in Classic Cricut.) I used a large ek punch for the flower, I sprayed them with water, layered 3 together and scrunched. I made three of them and then bunched them all together. Sprayed smooch in red and sparkle all over it. The flower looks like a hydrangea in person, the camera makes it look a mess, but its cute in real life I promise! Next I heat embossed some designs on the left over red paper and cut them out.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

card for Abby's challenge

I am going to enter this in Abby's Scrappy Mom's Challenge her requirements were ez. anything goes, just have a stamp and be a new project!!! I can do that!  So
I decided to make this card for a friend, she is super inspirational, funny, and fun to be around.She keeps me going-on the tough days.

We work together every once in a while and I really enjoy those days.
I used Black Currant paper stack by DCWV and Paisley cart on my gypsy.  I dont have any Scrappy Moms stamps yet and so I just used what I had.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

New Scrap storage!!

So I love to see how other people store craft stuff and what they keep where, I love to see all the creative way people come up with in small spaces and how if one is so luck to have a room for crafting how they gussy it up. I asked my DH for more storage space and showed him a few ladies spaces online, I was thinking I like the Ikea units with the cubbies, but I wanted drawers like the white jetmax storage, I also wanted a shelve that was wide and tall enough for odd hard to store items. I also asked if he could make shelves in 3 of the cubbies so I could hold the plastic iris paper holders. He left for half a day and brought back this!!! ( he is going to finish this weekend on the iris shelves, and drawers!)

AND these, to go at the sides of my sit down desk! I have some paper jetmax storage on one side, and a set of white drawers he made me on the other and there was this big gap between the wall and the back of the cubbies. The new shelves and drawers he made for me, make the desk a more sturdy structure for the heavy white book shelf that sits on top!! yea!~
NEXT: under counter lighting, and convincing him I need the playroom for my craft space!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Just a heads up!

Hi my creative friends! I just wanted to give all of you that follow me a heads up on a giveaway I'm going to do shortly... I am going to have my guest DT posting soon from my pink cricut, and wanted to let you all know on that day on the  Guest DT post I will be giving away my favorite punch... the Owl from Stampin' UP!  there will be a few rules but I wont make you do anything crazy I promise!  So keep an eye out for my DT posting and good luck! Happy Crafting.

2 Challanges with one card

I made this card for two challenges-
Emma's Throw back Thursday here are the details for  this challenge," we are featuring 2 cartridges! "Just Because" & "Wild Card" cartridges! My team & I made cards & make sure your card has a "Stamped Sentiment" on it!!! Here are the specifics to this challenge:
Link your project up to Mr. Linky, then leave a comment!
Deadline for this challenge will be on Wed, February 16th!
Use either "Just Because" OR "Wild Card" cartridge for this challenge Create a Card of your choice MUST include a "Stamp Image"

The second challenge I did this for is over at cricut card challenge here are the requirements for their challenge: "For challenge #60, make a Valentine's Day card for a man, using any cartridge and any colors you'd like. Post your name and a link to your card in Mr Linky by midnight EST, Tuesday, February 8th. If picks you as the winner, your name will be entered in the February grand prize drawing! Good luck everyone, and have fun!

I used Just Because cards, recollections paper for the back ground then I embossed the red with a cuttlebug folder and inked it with stampin up ink- I used DCWV the metallic stack for the rocket. For the sentiment I used two different stamps from Pink Cricut. the set Oh Boy!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

momo's Tuesday Challenge and Crafting with Cristina

I made a layout for Momo's Tuesday challenge, and the challenge over at Crafting with Cristina. I used create a critter, for all the cuts, and 2 MS punches. for the edge and the melting heart.  I also used my Be Mine stamps from pink cricut, you can find them at pink by design store the hearts are going to be used for journaling.

Card Holder

Last week I made some owl hair clip holders for my daughters bedroom.( go check out the post sooo cute!) In the picture there were baby owls, I thought they were super cute and decided to spruce up my crafty space with them. Doesn't every one have a card holder- or some form of this idea? Ive seen this idea as ribbon spool holders, card holders, and even as a line to clip layouts to... you could do this little critter or something like it for anyone of those ideas, and make it personalised just for your space.  The little owls are perfect here holding my card ribbon. Think I will make a art display line for the little girls.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bitten by the Love Bug Blog hop Winner!

Hi wanted to tell you all thank you for visiting my blog durring the hop and all the nice comments! They really made my day! I am trying to visit all your blogs to see all your craftyness! If I havent made it to yours yet, I am going to try to do that this week~Ok so I had random .org pick a number for me and it was

 #70.Teri A said...

Wow I love everything you did such great work
Thank you,

Congrats Teri! Please email me with your address I will have it mailed out on Friday!