Thursday, November 25, 2010

So Thankful.

A son who thinks I hung the moon.
Wonderful family.
Fabulous friends.
A warm and cozy home.
and most of all, a Lord who is my strength and shield.
Happy Thanksgiving to the best blog readers in the world.

I appreciate every single one of you!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CCI Imagination Design Team! - Hostess Gift

Good day again everyone! Hope this Wednesday is a great one!
I am excited to share with you a project I made for the I-Team this week!
We are all busy during the holidays! It seems like right after Thanksgiving, the Christmas madness begins and goes for a month straight! (Happy early Thanksgiving  to our US friends!!!) I am always looking for cute hostess ideas for the holiday parties, playgroups, and get togethers! So,  today I made a cute little hostess bag  and included some fabulous red ad white striped straws! PERFECT for festive holiday activities!
The box is cut at 4.8 and the tag at 2 inches!
Here is my recipe for those wondering :)
Tools: Imagine by Provo Craft, of course :)
Cardstock: White, American Crafts,
Cartridges (PC): Snow Angel, Tags Bags Boxes and More 
Adhesive: Elmers Glue Runner
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Other: Tulle, Straws:
Have a fabulous day!!!

Winner WInner Turkey DInner :)

I am SO sory for being MIA for a few days! From unexpected visits to the internist and cardiologist for the hubby, preschool thanksgiving, a craft fair, having my FIL in town for the week, and so on! WHEW! SOOOOOO, now I have the winner from the Echo Park Giveaway!!! Congrats to:

Flamenco92627 said...
Hey Sammye Jo! I am a follower here and on FB! I love my 4yo DS to pieces. My favorite thing about him is his cute little voice and the way he pronounces his words right now.

 All the comments were GREAT!!!!
Later today I will have my CCI Design Team Post and tomorrow, another big giveaway because I am SO thankful for all of you, and to ELMERS for giving me the goodies to give to you :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A winner!!!!

Happy Thursday everyone!! Thanks for the FAB comments on the picture cube yesterday! I have mor epics of those to share soon!!!
I wanted to announce the winner of FAB prize pack of trims and such donated by Christopher Pines Etsy shop from Tuesday's post!!!
Congrats to Comment 16- randomly selected of course!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love that card!! GORGEOUS COLORS!!! And my fave tradition is putting up the outside Christmas lights!! I AM MRS. GRISWOLD! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Email me your shipping address and I will pass it on!!!! Congrats!
AND I got confirmation that ONE of the THREE winner sof the Elmers giveaway has received her big ole package of goodies! Elmers said everyone's will arrive soon!!! So Kandi adn Kristin- let em know when you get yours too!!

ONE more giveaway winner to announce today!!! But I will do that later tonight to give anyone else who missed it a chance to enter! The ECHO PARK PAPERS COLLECTION KIT!!!!! Go here and comment! I'll be back later!!!!!

And a pic for crafty fun :)
Look at these fun bins I found at Target!!!! LOVE THEM!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Picture Cube Fun with the Imagine!

Good day everyone! Hope this Wednesday is a great one!
I am excited to share with you a project I made for the I-Team this week!
Isn't this picture cube fun!!!!!!! Best part? With my Imagine it only took MINUTES to do and NO CUTTING with my good ole trimmer!
I started with one of these, a blank wood cube!
and then I cute the squares using the shape that is preloaded on the Imagine and the patterns from the Snow Angel Cart!
The phrase is from the Joys of the Season cart and fille din with a pattern
from Snow Angel!
A little modge podge and some tulle, plus a fun picture of my little guy when he was 6 months makes this cube ready to adorn my pink lovin' studio's desk :)
Here is my recipe for those wondering :)
Tools: Imagine by Provo Craft, of course :)
Cardstock: White, American Crafts,
Cartridges (PC): Snow Angel, Joys of the Season 
Adhesive: Modge Podge
Other: Tulle
You really should head over to the CCI blog and check out all the fun projects!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SSD Blog hop with Prizes and every Stop!!!

Hey everyone! Welcome to the Skipping Stones Desgin Blog Hop! (With chances for fab prizes :) You shoul have arrived from Jessica's FAB blog! If you want to start and hop along with us go here!!!
We were all sent some awesome packages of binding and trims from Lesley at Christopher Pines Etsy shop! TODAY- SHe is giving one of you the exact same package she sent to me. (She is giving away one on ALL of our blogs- a reason to go hop through them for sure!!!!) All you have to do is leave a comment!
(I want to know your fav holiday tradition!!!!!)  
Here is my card using goodies from her sweet gift AND the FAB SSD Stamps that you can grab for yourself here and play along with this week's sketch!!!!! (Sorry for the less than par photo- the weather has been icky- not allowing the best light!!!)

Now that you are on yor merry way :) Head to crazy talented WENDY's Blog!!!
Oh and don't forget that I am giving away Echo Pacrk Paper's new Little Boy Collection Kit here this week!!!! Don't miss out!!

Friday, November 12, 2010


See this great new collection from Echo Park?????? It's called Little Boy and I am holding a big ole box of all the collection kits I ordered!!! YUMMY!!!!!

So, to celebrate, I am going to give ONE collection kit AWAY!!
All you have to do is be a follower here or on FB and leave a comment here telling me your fav thing about little boys :)
(If you are followers both places, let em know that too! :)
If you decide to spread the love and tell others, it would be super nice of you :) HINT
That Easy!!! I will announce the winner on Thursday and ship it out to you!!!! International winners welcome!

I also have these babies up for sale in the store :)
I will ship them right out to you!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Blast from the past!

Due to me not taking the time to download pics from my camera :)
I decided to do a blast from the past post!
We all have projects we have done in the past that are just some of our favs :)
So, since there are a lot of new followers, I wanted to share those!! If you choose to do a Blast From The Past post, PLEASE leave me a link! I would love to see some of your favs!!! Here we go :)
 I just love these pics of my lil guy :) Makes me Smile!
 Another pic I loved to scrap!
 I love this card b/c I made the flower from the inside of a priority mail box! It matched perfectly without me doing anything!!
 I love gerbera daisies :)
 Fun boy cards always make me giggle :)
 Loved the message from this Unity Stamp!
 This was a no brainer! I won a Moxie Fab Challenge with this one! Will forever remain a fav for that reason :)
 I make sooo many banners, but this was the one we hung at matthew's 4th bday :)
 This little birdie has a home forever :) My first Simply Handmade publication. How tweet! :)LOL
 A first and probably a last. Over 350 large balloons and I was about to pull my hair out!
 Loved giving this to a friend on her 29th :) Glad she is older than me :) LOL
 Love thinking of warm weather and swimsuit season!! Expression.....Candy......=FUN!
 My 1st Ribbon wreath! LOVE it :) Valentine's Day can't get here soon enough so I can hang it :)
 Loved this  mini album!
 Made for a sweet little girl's birthday! Loved making it!
I was so thankful when my customer emailed me this of a name banner and photo banner I made. So bright and fun!
Okay- thanks for bearing with me!!!! Now it is your turn! Do a BLAST FROM THE PAST post on your blog and leave a link in the comments so we can all visit!!! Might just be a little something in it for one little participant!!!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Imagine Wednesday!

Good day everyone! Hope this Wednesday is a great one!
I am excited to share with you a project I made for the I-Team this week!

Can I just tell you how incredibly nice it is to NOT have to look for patterned paper to cut letters out of to match my card??? I was seriously thrilled!
Here is my recipe for those wondering :)
Tools: Imagine by Provo Craft, of course :)
Cardstock: White, American Crafts, Pure Poppy, Papertrey Ink
Cartridges (PC): Don Juan (Alphas), and Kate's Kitchen
Punch: Martha Stewart
Adhesive: American Crafts

Head over to the Creative Critters Imaginations blog to see what the rest of the Design Team is up to this week!!!

Speaking of cooking.....anyone made anything good lately???? Care to share :)?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Day!

Hey everyone! As mentioned last week I was asked to be a guest designer this month over at Skipping Stones Design Stamps!!!
Here is my card for today!
I am always needing a "I am so sorry I forgot your birthday" card! LOL.
Of course the Starbucks-like cup is an adorable stamp. I stamped it twice once on white, once on kraft. Using my Xacto craft knife, I cut the wrapper section and adhered it to the white design I cut out.
Here is the sketch we worked with this week! Head over and play along with us!
So, what is the one thing you forget most? I don't forget birthdays completely, but I seriously remember them the day of! (I have flowers delivered a lot, LOL)

Monday, November 8, 2010


Hey everyone! Hope this is a fab Monday for you!
I wanted to share this link from a fab fello crafter!
She made an awesome banner! Follow her blog and you won't be sorry you did!!!

Recently I made this super fun cupcake toppers! I loved the automobile theme the client was using! I made a banner, door sign, and favor tags too, but of course the weather was not so great for me to get to use the glorious daylight for those pics!
Anyone have big plans this week????
Have a great Monday!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Scrapbook Trends: Create Christmas Cards :)

I had a fabulous Friday night at Saturday with my sister and crafty friends. Matthew even had Nana bring him over to see us and bring us lunch! I couldn't get away with using my Cricut and not cut him out some dinosaurs before he left :)
So, my super great crafty friend (she's hilarious to scrap with to boot- go follow her, she will wow you!) Amanda happened to bring her newest copy of Scrapbook Trends Create: Christmas Cards and guess who is on page 80 of this baby?
Yours truly :)
I knew I was going to be obviously, but I hadn't seen it yet and I hadn't gotten my 2 copies, my submission, or my box of goodies back from the publisher yet, so I hadn't got a peek!! :)
So, if you are out and about, grab a copy of this and turn to page 80 :) Thanks for all your support and love and allowing me to do what I love! CREATE!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Busy weekend!!!

Hi there! I did not forget about you today.  I've been a bit busy! The sis and I are going to craft the night away at a 24 hour crop being held at my church! Great company and a great chance to catch up on some orders and projects!  My mom will be hanging out  and taking care of Matthew :) He already has his time with Nana planned out :) Hope to share lots of crafty things this week!!!! YAY!!!
Recently, I made these for a customer! Party hats and table decorations :)

Have a GREAT weekend!!!
Anyone doing anything cool???

Thursday, November 4, 2010


You guys are just plain awesome :) I love reading your comments and following your blogs!!! (If you haven't seen a cmment from me, then you probably haven't left your blog addy in a comment for me!!! I try!!!:)
I was recntly asked to create a "Sweet Shoppe" Banner and a name banner for a FAB customer! Here are the  pics I took before I mailed!  FUN!
Hope you are having a Super Sweet day!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Creative Critters Imaginations DT

I am so excited to have been asked to be a part of the Creative Critters Imaginations DT! The blog and DT is head up by none other than Tammy Skinner, one of Provo Craft's own Hello Thursday girls! I was beyond thrilled to have been asked and cannot wait to share more projects with you using my Imagine! There are some AMAZING girls on the DT, so be sure to head over and meet them as well! Today is my day to be introduced, so I would love to read some welcoming comments over there :) LOL (Hint :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Skipping Stones Guest Designer!

I was THRILLED to be asked to be a guest designer for Skipping Stones Design Stamps this month! I have loved these stamps for a long time and I am SO excited to be a guest "Stamp Tramp" :) this month!
Today's sketch over at SSD is this:
Granted you know me and I always break a few of the "rules" LOL
Here is my take!
I used the Well Behaved set! You can find all the stamps in the Stamp Store Here!
We would love to have you join in this week!
Head over to the SSD blog and leave some love!!!

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