Monday, January 31, 2011

Love you a Latte!

This is the card I made with my new stamps-from pink by design I had the perfect little stamp to go along with this cute little saying. I used my cricut and cut out the back ground for the card. I embossed it, punched out the saying and latte with an EK punch, a few hearts from George, and used my watercolor pencils to color in the cup. I added stickles to the whip cream and one of the hearts. Inside is a gift card for my husband to Starbucks!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rawr means I love you!

I got my pink by design stamps in the mail this week! The sets I won over at Thanks Kassidy! They are adorable. I ordered Be Mine and Oh Boy!. I showed them to my teenagers and they thought they were great. My son said" these are funny-this is what kids say now days" First I thought, aww how sweet, then I realized he said "now days" like I'm old or something. I was glad they liked them- they wont mind getting some cards then! My daughter and I started stamping all the premade cards we made when I picked out the sets... (We were very excited to get them we didn't have anything like them).You can see the rest of the stamp sets I chose and all the other funny ones at So here is the card we did togeather,
I think she did a great job. I will show you my card Monday-I will also choose the winner of the Love Bug Hop, and post that name on Tuesday!!! I am going to close it at noon on Monday. If you want to enter please add your comment to the Hop post, that is where it will count.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bitten by the Love Bug Blog hop!!** GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

Welcome to you had me at scrap, and the "Bitten By The LOVE BUG" Blog Hop! Im so excited to get to hop- this is my first ever, Im so glad you are here!

If you've come from visiting Erika- at 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 and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few projects and ideas with a valentine 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 AWESOME ideas!

Here are my projects...the first is a little hanging I made for Valentines Day. Its my two youngest this summer at the park. They hold hands every where. Even in the car, its so cute to see them in their matching little car seats holding hands! I wanted to remember this time when they are still young and like each other, I'm sure as they get older sibling rivalry will rear its ugly head!

I also made a lay out, have I mentioned how much I love this Owl punch? I cut out the background paper and layered it onto a solid card stock, I inked the edges with tea stain from Tim Holts, and smooched over that. I used Classic Cricut font and welded my letters on my gypsy. "I love you -THIS much" is some thing my grandpa used to do to me when I was little- now I say it to my kids.

SO go have fun on the hop! Next stop...Lisa's blog, you can find her here at
Please stop by her blog, tell her I said HI- she has some crafty stuff too!

If you get lost here is the list of the blogs on the hop:


I have BLOG CANDY!! One paper cardstock pad, 2 glitter embellishment packs and one large 104 count punchboard accent pack! Every thing from the same line. All you have to do is leave a comment, an email for me to reach you, if you have a blog please leave your address I would love to come over to visit, and I would love it if you would come back here to see me! If you want to follow please do! One winner will be chosen after  I close this at noon on Monday.  I will post the winner on Tuesday. You do not need to be a follower to win, HOWEVER: if you are a follower and you do win the blog hop- I will toss in an extra  goodie just for you!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Some super exciting news~~

Sarah over at posted her new DT list, and a second list for guest designers. I made her Guest Designers list!~~~ please go see her post over at Go check out her new Stamp of the month club. Its very exciting.
Here is the list of all of the talented guest designers that will be featured until May 2011.

Pink Cricut

Dont you just love that blinkie!! Super cute!

Kim Ricketts of Ricketts Cricuts
Norma from pinkblingcrafter
Sandra from 365 days of Cricut
Suella Gabel suellastreasures
Margaret auntmargaretdesigns
Christel onescrappinsista
Stacy mycraftingtime
Barb bugbites411
Paula owlbescrappin
Wendy Wendy’s Creative Crafting Corner
Ashley Scrappin’ Pink Piglet
Erika Seever crafty-creations-by-erika
Marianne paperorfabric
Bobbi Jo sweetsassydiva-gspot
Jeanine scrappinwithjc
Nicole primpedinpaper
Maureen mosaddiction
Renae createdbyrenae
Mandie mandiesscrappin
Heather heatherskraftykorner
Jeanne thecricutcorner
Jessica denimglittercreations
Kathy kathysscrappingsmiles
Angela pumpkinbutts
Kristin pinkldycrafter
Tracey Ma TBA
Melissa melissascrappenplace
Kacee (ME!!!!)
Kathy kathyand3kids
Saundra luvscrappingtogether
Amy Little Frills
Zeni from scrappyzeni

I am so excited to be part of this amazing line up of ladies! Thank you Sarah for including me on your team.

Owl clip holder

First let me tell you this is a LONG post- very winded and lots of pictures. I dont mind at all if you skip over my babble and look at the pictures. They are much more fun, and Im sure I am not the first person to come up with this idea, clip holders are every where, in all shapes and sizes. This is just my take on one. With that said.. I keep hearing from my Bestie that I need to hang my little girl's clips. That they are easier to find and you can see what you have. To give you some background, my Bestie is a "Gymboree Mom". And like any best friend, she turned me on to all things Gymboree. Let me tell you that can be a little problem when you have 2 adorable little girls, and 2 teenagers (adorable too) that eat holes in your pocketbook! -I like to dress the little ones in matching stuff, or at least from the same line... you either know what I'm talking about or are saying same line? What the heck?? Yes, I have a problem(- my big kids tell me so-) they are NOT twins and should not be made to look alike but they are only going to let me dress them for so long! OK- back to the Owls. Following Bestie's advice I decided I would try to make two- one for each girl- for all the matching bows and curly ribbons. Here is a peek at the room, it has an owl theme.........
( you can find it online at Target. I love it.)

So here is how I started. I got out my gypsy and purple cricut. Cut out an owl from Create A Critter as large as I could fit on my 12X12 mat. I used white paper, and  made the pattern. Then gave it to my husband with the following instructions. "Cut 2 please."
When he came home I had cut out some cute little owls in colors that would match the bedroom and was all ready to go. I tested them out to make sure they would fit the wood background he made them.....
And they fit!!! Oh my gosh! Did you see how cute they are!!!  Then I painted the edges with some cream craft paint.....

Uh oh... did you see the babies! Thoes are for another post! They are adorable. Here is the pink one all modge podged.... I had some issues with her, and am sorry to say she didnt make it. I guess I needed a refresher corse on how to podge, because she wrinkled all up and looked a mess.

After they dried, I cut orange ribbon in 2 foot lengths and hot glued it to the back of the owl. I burned the ribbon edges for fraying reasons, and hung her up!! Here she is!
I wont be back for a day or so- Going to work on my BLog hop projects and the little baby owls- Please come back this weekend for a great hop- I will be giving away some blog candy!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thank you Jennifer and Summer

Jennifer and Summer from over at included me in on their top lists of new inspiring blogs! Thanks ladies.
Upon receiving this award I must thank the person (s) and link it back to their blog, share 8 things about myself. Pass it on to 8 individuals (blogs) that I recently discovered and inform all the new recipients of their award. So Please go check out they are some very crafty ladies, so be sure to check them out!

8 things about me.... Get ready to get personal...
8.I have 3 blond/ blue eyed kids and 1 with light brown/ brown eyes. I have dark brown/Black hair and green eyes- who said brown was dominate?
7.I cut out all sugar 10/30/2010-Ummm yeah, the day before HALLOWEEN! I'm doing OK, lost 30 some lbs.
6. I cheat on the above said diet experiment... its OK, once in a while.
5. I hate shopping unless its for my kids...
4. My husband cooks for us almost every night. I clean it up.
3. I live in the town I always wanted to live- where I always wanted to raise my kids. I love my town, its cozy and cute, next to a river, with a beautiful view of the mountains.
2. My kids went to my old Elementary school.
1. I would love to buy an old farm house with a red barn.
That's me all summed up! Now on to the 8 blogs!

I hope you have time to check them out! Have a wonderful crafty day


Winter challenge

I did another card for a winter/cold challenge over at www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.
I used Just Because cards for the base and back ground- then I embossed the blue background with a cuttle bug folder. I used winter frolic for the snowman and some We r memory keepers paper from Tiffany's scrapbook pad. I also used my heat gun and embossed some snowflakes on him.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tacky Tuesday Challenge

I made this card for the Tacky Tuesday challegne over at September ninth- you can find her and more information about the challenge at

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Challenge over at staying crafty.

I entered a challenge over at www./  it was fun for me to look around my space to try to alter something. Here were her guidelines: "Create a project that has some type of theme wedding. anniversary , Valentines, Etc. It also has to have something to do with wrapping a gift, or holding something like Valentine cards or candy. You can make a bag, a box, a tag, etc. You can alter an existing item or make something from scratch. There are a lot of possibilities here!  No cards or scrapbook pages." My Theme is my scrap space colors. I wanted to alter an existing item, and make it fit its space better for me. I used my husbands change box. I love the fact it is a vintage glass box, but it was in my space and a little boring( and MESSY). It also didn't do anything to do with scrapping, and after all this is my little hobby niche. So I decided to make it match. It is now holding my seasonal carts!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sweet like Candy

I found these adorable cuttle bug folders and knew I must use them for Valentines day layouts. It is a folder of candy hearts!! Then I found the candy heart paper the heart on my george cart, and the rest is history.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Cricut-less Card!

*Gasp* Cricut less card! I know- but some people don't have Cricuts-so I thought Id share one I made at my monthly Stampin' U

p get together. It is a little owl looking through the card. Its made up from different punches, and the front is stamped with a Stampin' Up stamp.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Be Mine

I made a quick little card to send to my friend Rebecca, I used Martha Stewart valentine paper pad, Stampin' Up Greeting Card Kids stamps, and a Stampin' Up punch for the edge as well as the image. I think she is super cute.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A little keepsake of Iyla

I wanted to show you a little easy craft I made for Iyla (Eye-lah) She is my baby- My last. I wanted her little hand to hang above her baby picture in my craft area, so I found some paper that went with the space, and a thrift store frame- I spray painted black, inked her little hand up and pressed the image onto white card stock. Then layered it onto the patterned paper, I used my cricut and George to cut out the font, but you could use stickers if you don't have a cricut. I love it. Its sweet, and simple.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Head over to Claires at
 SHe has hit 100 followers and is giving away some amazing prizes. Seriously generous!

Love Notes

Here is a layout I just did for this Valentines Day. I used a die cutting machine at my local craft store to cut out the pink circle, then I edged it in brown stays on ink- I used Gypsy Font for the letters of the title and doodled with my white pen. Create a Critter for the postage stamp card and my gypsy- I welded two together and wrote a little love note inside for her. I also used a cuttle bug folder to emboss the background for the love note, tied it off with a ribbon-just in case she wants to read it someday.

Monday, January 17, 2011

In my drawers!

Ok- With EmmaLu not wanting to rest properly yesterday I did not get much done. She wanted to count everything in my stash. In English then in Spanish(geeze smarty pants)! I had a lot of putting away after she was done because I cant create in chaos-by the time I was all finished. I was tired and ready for a nap-don't know why she wasn't! So I thought Id show you how I store my wooden stamps, I just started stamping this summer so I don't have a huge collection of them, but here is one of the 2 drawers I have- My husband made them for me, if my collection gets any bigger(hehehe) he will have to make me more!

Any one have any good ideas about storing stamps that are not out in the open for little fingers? I would hate to walk in here and find out they have been turned little flying objects when I wasnt looking. Out of sight is out of mind for the little girls here.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sassy Ballerina

I thought these pics were just to cute showing the little sassy personality of my middle child-I used Once Upon A Princess for the cuts, and some really fun paper.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Emma Designs

I tried to get a little project done today, Emmalu decided to help a little. Lets just say, the design quickly changed when she decided to play paper dolls with my create a critter animals. lol- I will have to finish when she is down for her nap.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Grow Layout

When I have pics I love its hard for me to make layouts that might take the focus away from my memories, so I try to make them simple, sweet, and make sure they add to the pictures instead of the pictures adding to the layout.
With that said: My pictures are from this summer, and I love them. I used Just Because cards, recollections paper- some bling and ribbon. Simple and sweet

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jitterbuggin' Challenge

Here is my entry for Jitterbuggin' Challenge- at
 you are to follow the sketch, use a bird of you choice, and the color pink! I had a lot of fun with this. I used Create a Critter for this card and a fun paper stack. I cut and layered flowers for her headband. I think she is one cute chicky!

You are my sunshine.

Quick easy layout not to fancy but simple enought to make it cute.
stampin up border punch
old paper
some stickles

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

little card

For this little card I used Martha Stewart Valentines paper, and layered it on to recolections pink cardstock. I used Indie Art for the bird, and Once Upon A Princess for the card base. My base is the recollections cardstock I inked the edges, then layered the MS. paper after I embossed it, and rubbed Tim Holts Tea Dye ink on it. Then the bird, popped up the Stampin' up saying added some bling to the sides and was done!

Sweet Magnolia Rose new studio!

Go check out she has a new studio in the works. She is also giving away some Amazing blog candy for her grand opening!


This lay out was made with scraps I had in my stash. I inked everything, and added a few brads at the top and bottom of the apple border.