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 30, 2015

Decorate To Celebrate Challenge #110

Happy Wednesday!

Today we start a new challenge over at

I decided to make a new Halloween Decor project.
I had a scrap of wood in the garage that I found
and painted it with black acrylic paint.

I found some cute orange and white chevron paper
in my stash and used Mod Podge to adhere it.

I pulled out my Celebrate to Flourish cartridge
and cut out the "Trick or Treat" and
altered it to fit my block.
I used my Xyron machine to adhere the phrase.

I had some glittery orange tulle that
topped everything off.

Turned out whimsically cute :)

Please join us over at

Monday, September 21, 2015


Happy Monday!

Hope you had a great weekend and
are looking forward to this week!

To help "sweeten" things up a bit,
we have a fabulous challenge over at BBTB2!

It's National Pecan Cookie Day and
we want to see projects featuring any type of

So there are some Soda Shops around town where I live
and one of the signature treats is the
"Sugar Cookie" topped with pink frosting.

The Love You A Latte cart has a "donut" cut,
but it sure looks like a Sugar Cookie to me :)

I found some fun paper from DCWV "Nana's Kitchen"
and my sentiment is from My Creative Time.
The ribbon is from American Crafts.

Now I need to run to Slurp for my Jacked Diet Coke
and Sugar Cookie....

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Cut It Up - Oh Brother! (Or Sister in my case)

Happy Friday!

I love Fridays now more than I have in a long time
because I am working now, the weekend is long awaited :)

Well, I don't know how, but I have managed to
get some crafting done for the challenge starting over at

Cut It Up
Oh Brother!
(Or Sister/Bestie)
Make something for your sibling or someone who is
like a sibling to you.
Share the story behind that person and your creation :)

$20 Gift Certificate


Our very own Katrina Brown will
award and Idea Book, Stamp Set,
and Mystery Embellishments :)

My Project:
So my Sister has a birthday coming up next month
so I thought I would make her a cute purse and
fill it with either cash or a gift card.

I used Tags, Bags, Boxes, & More 2
and cut the Lipstick Container at 10 1/4.

The paper is from Crete Paper/American Crafts
I used a twisty tie from CTMH as the handle.
I had a cute brad to use for the "snap" and
just added some fun embellishments I had in my stash.

I hope my sister will think this is as cute as I do,
but I'm sure she will like what's inside more :)

Come and join us over at Cut It Up for this fun challenge!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Monday, September 14, 2015

BBTB2 - Use Your Imagination

Happy Monday!

Today over at BBTB2, a new challenge has started
to Use Your Imagination and create a project with
Imaginary Characters :)

Well, I can't think of a more Imaginary Character than
a Robot Maid :)
I don't know about you, but I could definitely handle having
one of these in my life!

I used the Robotz Cartridge for this cut,
paper from DCWV "Nana's Kitchen", and
glitter dots from Recollections.

The sentiment was a Studio G $1 find - love those!

I had a pink sunburst mat in my stash,
and I just ran it through my Cuttlebug
with a Chevron embossing folder.

The ribbon at the bottom is from American Crafts.

I hope that you will join us for this fun challenge
over at BBTB2!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Cut It Up! - Sports

Happy Friday!!!

AND Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!

So excited to get the heck out of dodge for a few days :)

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?

Well, if you find yourself with some extra time on your hands,
join us over at Cut It Up for our new challenge!

Cut It Up


$15 Gift Certificate

My Project:
So there are 6 days left until NFL kickoff -
And my son just had his first Flag Football game last night -
Needless to say Football is on my brain and it's what I
had to base my card on for this challenge :)

I used Life's A Party for the football and phrase cut.
My paper is from a 4x6" Brag Pad
"Little Sport" by Heidi Larsen.
I picked it up in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby :)

I popped the football up on some foam tape
and added a little enamel dot in the bottom corner.

I think I may give this to my son's coach as a thank you
when the season is over.

I hope you will join us over at Cut It Up!

Thanks for checkin' in!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Decorate To Celebrate #108 - Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to another Anything Goes Challenge over at

Today, I decided to decorate one of my marker bins!

This bin was once a Hot Chocolate Mix Container!
Sorry I didn't have a before pic :(

I upcycled it!

I found some cardstock that I really liked,
of course it would be pink with flowers and have a little sparkle :)

I glued the paper around the container and then
added some fun embellishments!

The butterfly is cut from Art Philosophy
and the flowers are all Prima Flowers.
I added the flat back pearls to the centers.

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

Thanks for checkin' in!!!