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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Decorate To Celebrate - Happy Halloween

Happy Wednesday!!!

It's my first post back from "the summer break"
over at

I really love being a part of this Design Team,
it helps me get out of my card making routine
and gets me to think of other fun projects to make.


So for my project, I decided to use a Flocking Kit from
My Mind's Eye.

Did I miss the craze when this was the thing to do?
I was fortunate enough to have gained a bunch of new
items in my crafting supplies/stash and this was one of them.

Anyway, I took a small tile that I picked up at Home Depot
and flocked it with some fun Halloween images.
It was super easy and NO MESS!!!

Added some ribbon to top it off,
and now it is my first Halloween Decoration in
my new house :)

I hope you will show off some of your fun
decorations over at Decorate To Celebrate!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

BBTB2 - Happy Days - Retro Style

Happy Monday!!!

Well, I have made some progress in my craft room,
but still have a ways to go.
I at least have my desk set up and all my
carts and paper are pretty accessible - YAY!

Over at BBTB2 this week, I had the privilge of
choosing the challenge theme and I chose...
RETRO!!!

But seriously folks, let's keep it to the 50's, 60's, and 70's.
The 80's can't possibly be considered retro,
I can't be that old :{

I used my Nifty Fifties cart for this awesomely RETRO TV!
LOVE IT!!!

My layout is from Mojo Monday's challenge a few weeks ago,
but I wanted to use it for this card.

My paper is from Recollections
and my sentiment is from
CardzTV's Happy Days Stamp Set.

Such a fun card :)

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

BBTB2 - Apple for the Teacher

Happy Monday!

I seriously need to get my craft room set up ;)

This week over at BBTB2
Caroline has chosen an Apple theme
for our cards or projects.

I decided to make a teacher appreciation card.


The apple is from Doodlecharms and my b/g paper is all 
from DCWV "School Days".

The sentiment is from Craftin' Desert Divas.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, September 12, 2016

BBTB2 - Whoopee!

I'm BAAAAAAAAACK!!!!

Can you believe it?!?!
It's been a LONG summer while waiting
for our new house to be built,
but we are in!!!!

My Craft Room is still 98% boxed up,
but I managed to pull something together for the new
challenge over at BBTB2!
Cute Monsters


I used Bump in the Night to cut out this super
Cute Monster.
My pattern papers are all from Recollection's (Michael's)
My sentiment is from Studio G.

It was a super quick and easy card to put together.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

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!!!