Friday, September 30, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge

Two posts in one day! I know, I was going to auto post these, but then I couldnt figure out how to make sure I entered them into the challenges I wanted. This is a fun little project I made this weekend with my BFF-for her daughters Kindergarten class. I used a pillow box die in my big shot, tore up paper inked the edges, punched out eyes with my bulid a owl punch by Stampin' Up! and added a fun little tag! Kristal's Challenge this week is a fall treat, and for cherevans studio. I thought this would be fun for the little one to take to school. I am not the original designer for this project, this idea is all over the net, and some other really cute takes on it too. But I thought I would share any way!

Just Me

This is the first layout I have ever done of myself. I didn't really want to post it, I showed it to a few friends and they thought it was good, not my normal style at all, but breaking out of my box. So I thought I would just go all out and enter it in theses challenges: Challenge #8. must have a picture of you, and handwritten journaling . I always hide my hand writing on tags behind my photos... sorry I just could not break that comfort zone! Baby steps I guess!
I also am sending this over to  its anything goes!!!
and finally to they have a frames and flowers challenge. Ok, here it is....

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fun stamped card!

I made a fun little card for my kids, it was my first time stamping a back ground with a sentiment! I think I will keep practicing this but I do love the look of it! Especially with this cute little stamp set by Erika at Crafty Sprouts- its called Text talk.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sew Easy Cheer Skirt!

I wanted to show you a fun little project made from a tee shirt! I needed a little cheer skirt for my 3 year old, and I did not want to pay the 40 bucks at the sports store. So I googled and found a tutorial for a really cute skirt from here I thought this would be just what we needed! I ran to Michaels, and grabbed a tee, and asked my Aunt Marilyn to sew it for me. I cant sew to save my life. Here is what she made for me! Emma loved it, and it was a really fast project! I say it took about 30 minutes! Thank you Antie Marilyn! Emma looked so cute, and she was so proud to get to look like one of the big cheerleaders! Her face painting was done by my husband. He airbrushed it on with some water soluable paints, with a stencle I made from the cricut I used Birthday Bash letters! It says "GO" on one cheek and "FHS" ( the high school) on the other!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

the last layouts of summer

I have been working on finishing up my summer layouts and mini albums for the kids, I have not even had a chance to start on fall yet, but I thought I would show you a layout of Iyla this summer at my parents beach house. We spend alot of time there just enjoying the water.
For this layout I used We R Memory keepers line from this summer, I just love the bright blue and red. I also used some basic cardstock from the craft store and Kristal's stamps. Splash-tastic Summer (They were my go to summer set!) And some very cute Peachy Keen stamps, The Princess Faces.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

WOO HOO! MY Crafty friends- GOod morning! Its a sun shinney day here in Washington! I wanted to update you all on my crafty project I made for my son to ask his date to Homecomming.  He asked her yesterday after school and some one took pictures... Here they are!
The first clue was in her last class of the day,  it sent her to a coffee stand.....
The Next clue took her to a flower shop down the street for a rose, and that clue sent her to the spot where my son was sitting!- Here she comes around the corner!

 Will you be my date to Homeconming?

                                                                  She said yes!! Here is what she got!

Here is my boy!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September 15 Memories in Tyme Fall Blog hop Day 1

Welcome to the "All About Fall" Blog Hop!!
We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that are All About Fall!! You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you'll find the entire line-up below my post)!!

Before the leaves change color and fall... let's get hopping!! If you've hopped over from Indira -  then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our All-About-Fall FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog because... Starting at the start is always SMART!! :) We have a WONDERFUL Grand Prize for one lucky hopper today -- A $25 Gift Certificate for Designs On Cloud 9!! To be eligible, please visit each "Blog Hop Stop" and leave a comment!! One random winner will be chosen on Wednesday, September 21st (giving you plenty of time to finish the hop)... For more details on what you could choose if YOU are the winner, please be sure to visit our sponsor:

Designs on Cloud 9

For the hop today, I've created a football game mini album. If its fall its football season, here in my small home town we all have serious school spirit.We sport the school colors and the mascot on our cars, clothes and pack out our stadium when its a home game. If you don't get there early, don't count on sitting! Its standing room only, so the kids head down to the track to root from there, that gives tons of photo opps and the kids take tons!!!  So I thought I would make a few albums for the kids to keep their game memories in.... I'm going to enter this over at CCR they have a sports challenge over there!

OK, this is just a few pages of my mini- didn't want to bog you down with pics!! But I just love it. Ive been given the thumbs up from several of my kids friends that they think it is super cute and fun! I have 3 more cut out and ready to put together- phew I think I am going to be busy for awhile!!!  Alright for my blog candy, A fun BO BUNNY Surprise!!! You must be a follower, live in the united states and leave a comment on this post. If you take my blog button to post on your sidebar leave a second comment for a second chance to win!
Thank you again for checking out my project... Now hop on over to Bobbi Jo and remember to visit all the stops for more chances to WIN!!
Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone -- I've included BOTH days of the hop so you'll be sure not to miss a THING!!

DAY ONE (September 15)
Lynda -
Amy -
 Anita -
Kari -
Lori -
Indira -
 Kacee - (HERE)
 Bobbi Jo - ( Next)
 Rhonda -
Susan -
Lynne -
. Rhonda -
 Sandy -
Lisa -
 Deb -
Dawn -
 Lisa -
 Suzanne -

Fun shaped card

I made a card this weekend (at a local crop )for a thank you note and used some cute stamps I got from Erika over at Crafty Sprouts. This is from the fun little set called Text Talk! It comes with a little phone that I just think is super cute! Anyway I thought I would enter it over on Crafty Sprouts challenge, Erika is having a shape card challenge. The paper is Bo Bunny,  I used twine from Alisha, she was sitting right by me and has a HUGE roll of jute- perfect for this card and a button I had in my stash!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011


There is a giveaway over at  Sabrina's  Scraps   Enter to Win Free My Memories Scrapbooking Suite
If you would go on over join in on the giveaway, tell her I sent you on over! Sabrina is a really amazing stamper who taught me a make in take at the last scrap expo I went to with Shannon from My-O-Scrappin.
I hope you all had a great weekend and have a fun scrappy week to come!

School Pride Face paint

This past Friday night was our High Schools first home game. This is a huge deal in our small community, every one rallys and shows support for our teams. My husband had a great idea and told me to text the niece Zabrina and our high school  kids and have a few friends over for a pre football face painting party. I cut out some letters on my cricut, he got out his air compresser and spray gun and we painted some fun for the kids! This is a picture of my oldest, our high school is named after our town, and all the kids were wearing their "hometown" sweatshirts and tees- The kids had a blast-every one loved the kids face painting and I have a ton of scrap pictures!! WOOT WOOT!! It was a win-win!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Teddy bear blog hop!

Good Morning- Happy Friday! Im here today with the Teddy Bear blog hop! If you are just finding the hop or just stopping by please start over at Our Hostess Jen has us hopping with a teddy bear theme in honnor of Teddy Roosevelt! Here is more on the history of National Teddy Bear Day

(Taken from:

Teddy bears are, of course, named after US President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt. The name came about after a 1902 hunting expedition. The hunt had found no game, so at the end of the day someone brought out a baby bear and suggested that Roosevelt might like to shoot it instead. Roosevelt understandably felt that this was not exactly sporting and refused. The incident was illustrated in a newspaper cartoon entitled "Drawing the Line" - which also referred to the political situation at the time. An enterprising New York toymaker saw an opportunity and brought out a cute stuffed bear named "Teddy's Bear". The rest, as the say, is history.
Here is my bear for the hop! I used a Peachy Keen stamp for his face, the paper is Simplicity by Nancie Rowe-Janitz at  I am also going to enter this little guy into the Peachy keen challenge over at PK.

Thank you for stopping and hopping with us today, below is a list of the members of the hop! (HERE) (NEXT)

Thursday, September 8, 2011


A quick post to let you know about a winner and a giveaway!!! My good friend Shannon from My-O-Scrappin  is having a 100 follower give away! She has some super good ideas and great crafty tips on her blog, I follow her and read her all the time! Not only is she super crafty but she is a genuinely sweet person! So please go stop by her blog follow and enter to win her 100 follower blog candy, a Cart!!!
I know you have all waited a week for this so here goes! This winner was chosen by

The winner of my birthday blog hop is Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

"what cute cards!!! Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a Wonderful one!"
SamanthaJDesigns @
August 31, 2011 3:14 PM

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Guest Designer Decorate To Celebrate!

Today is a great day! I get to be a guest designer over at Decorate to Celebrate! This weeks theme is anything goes! So FUN!! I decided to do a project for my son to ask a date to Homecoming. At his school, the boys find special ways to ask the girls to the dance. I talked it over with my niece who is in the same grade as Carter, and we decided a scavenger hunt was a safe bet! She would go with the girl to make sure all the clues were found and would take pictures for me! Isn't she a super kid!! (I told her I would make her a mini to match her homecoming dress.) Look for more projects with this theme in the future! OK, So I made the first clue the tux. The tux has a pull out paper with a little clue to send her to the next clue, the
 dress. When she reaches the second clue spot, she will get a mocha and the dress clue. This sends her to another clue over to our sweet shop in our town where she will get a truffle and the next clue..the box. Inside the box, is a scroll and the final clue to where my son will be. He will be over at the town fountain with a rose that matches with the ones on the clues. I have the trusted opinion from my niece that this will be a hit with the girl he asks for a date!

Friday, September 2, 2011

PK Challenge

Hi I thought I would toss my hat into the challenge over at PK you can find all the info here, as well as new challenges when they come up.  This was a sketch challenge, you had to use their sketch, as well as buttons. Here is my card.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A quick project

I wanted to thank you all for stopping by on my birthday and leaving me such sweet comments! I was truly taken back with all the bloggy love, kind words, and gifts I received! You all made this a very special birthday. Thank you to all the ladies of the hop. Thank you for taking the time to join in with a project. I read you every day, you all inspire me!

This project my niece Zabrina helped me with. I decided to try to use the sketch from Stampin Dasies and she picked out the paper... here is what we came up with...