I am attempting to maintain a blog filled with random bits from my life and family as well as my adventures in crafting.

Monday, May 2, 2016

BBTB2 - Happy Mother's Day

Happy May!

Well, this will be my last post for a while,
I have to box up my craft room (sniff, sob, sniff, sob)
for the summer while we await our new house
to be built.
We should be in by September and I will resume
my crafting - HORRAY!!!

Anyway, over at BBTB2 our challenge is to
help you prepare for Mother's Day this Sunday.

Create a card or project featuring flowers in a bouquet or vase.


I used Walk In My Garden for the vase and flowers.
The b/g paper comes from SEI.
All the other papers are from my stash.

The sentiment is from CardzTV.

Hope you all have a fabulous summer!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

BBTB2 - April Showers

Happy Monday!!!

Have you been getting as much rain as
I have this Spring?!?!

Fitting enough for our BBTB2 challenge
for the week :)

April Showers!
We want to see Umbrellas on your projects :)

I used the April Showers cartridge for this
umbrella cut and it is sized at 3 1/2.

All my papers were from my scrap bin,
but I am pretty sure the b/g paper is My Mind's Eye.

I used some Enamel Dots from Michael's and
the sentiment is from Studio G.

I hope you will join us this week over at
BBTB2!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, April 18, 2016

BBTB2 - A Little Birdie Told Me

Happy Monday!!!

How was your weekend?

Hopefully you are rested and ready
for another challenge over at
BBTB2!!!

Spring is here and the Birds are a-Chirpin' :)

This week's theme is to use a bird on your
cards or projects.


Simply Charmed was one of my first cartridges,
and I love this cute bird image from it!

I cut it out at 3 1/2" along with the shadow.
My b/g paper is from SEI and
the border paper is from DCWV.

The sentiment is from Studio G,
the glitter gems are from Michael's, and
I popped the image up on some foam tape.

I'm all about easy peasy lately...
half my craft room is packed away awaiting
our move!

I hope you will join us over at BBTB2 this week!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!


Friday, April 15, 2016

Cut It Up! - Spring Flowers

Happy Friday!!!

Welcome to another Challenge over at

Cut It Up

Spring Flowers

Today we have the privilege of being sponsored by
Bugaboo Stamps and they have donated the images
the Design Team worked with on our projects!!!

Prize:
7 free images

My Project:
I love this Flower Stamp from Bugaboo!!!
It is totally me :)

Anyway, I used my Bic Mark-It's to color the image.
I shadowed it with some pink cardstock
and used my corner rounder on all the edges.

My b/g paper is from CTMH.

The "Thinking of You" is cut from George.

I used some Enamel Dots from Michael's
for embellishment.

Super fun Spring card!

I hope you'll join us for our
Spring Flowers Challenge
over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Decorate To Celebrate - Be Happy.

Happy Wednesday!!!

Welcome to another challenge over at
where Anything Goes :)


For my project today, I needed to keep things simple :)
My life is CRAZY right now and half my
craft room is packed away waiting to move.

So with what supplies I still have access to,
I decided to make a super cute wall decor tile.

I started with a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 porcelain tile
I picked up at Home Depot a while back
and adhered fun textured cardstock to it.

I then cut out my favorite flower from George
using some spring patterned paper along with a shadow.
It is cut at 3".

I stamped a simple sentiment from
Studio G at the bottom,
added twine to hang it with and
WHALA!

Done and Done :)

I hope you will join us over at Decorate To Celebrate!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy Friday!!!

What a week! How's yours been?

Well, in honor of April Fool's Day today
Cut It Up wants to see funny projects
for the new challenge:
Cut It Up

Include a Joke or Riddle

Sponsor:
$20 Gift Certificate

My Project:

So I have to admit this card is not new,
I made it 3 years ago, but it is perfect for April Fool's
AND it is one of my most favorite cards I have made :)

So my card isn't necessarily a "Joke" or "Riddle",
but it is an unexpected answer from the old adage of
"when life gives you lemons"

But it is definitely my Motto...
Drum Roll Please.....

Ha, bet you didn't see that comin' ;)
LOVE IT!!!

Anyway, I used Simply Charmed for the lemon/limes.
I also used Just Because Cards for the glass image;
I used vellum to create a shinier effect.
The b/g papers are from Echo Park and DCWV.
 I inked up the edges with some Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
and used ribbon from American Crafts.
I printed the phrases out from my computer.

If you love Diet Coke as much as I do
and haven't tried limes with it...
I highly recommend it,
I has made my life much happier :)

Thanks for checkin' in!!!



Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Decorate to Celebrate - Thank "U"

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to another challenge over at

It's another Anything Goes Theme,
so link up your projects :)

My SIL asked me to help her with some Thank You's
for her Professors at the University of Utah.
She is graduating this Spring with a Master's
and I am so proud of her dedication and hard work
with getting her degree while managing a
household of 5 kids ages 18 - 8.
She's a superwoman!!!

Anyway, I used Outdoor Man for the "U",
Everyday Pop Up Cards for the Grad Cap,
and the sentiment is from a Hero Arts set.

It was super easy to put together,
and good thing too because I made 20 of them :)

Thanks for checkin' in!!!