Friday, April 9, 2010

End of Blog-aversary giveaway!!

Alright, the giveaway has ended! Thank you all for playing along! I used and the winner is......dun-dun-dun-dunnnnnnn....

BECKY G. from Stamping With Bekah

Thank you all for signing up to follow, for the sweet comments and for being good sports! Becky, email me your mailing information and I'll get the package sent off to you on Monday.

Here's to another year, Lord willing!! :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Another addition to the blog-aversary giveaway!!

I've added a mini album, a little wooden box, an oval wall hanging plaque, a tin canister, a tube of CTMH black ribbon and a tube of various gold clips/clasps/brads! More to be posted tomorrow! See the 2 previous posts to see what else is in the box and how to enter to win!

Monday, April 5, 2010


So I'm going through my stuff, finding things to add to the box to give away to the lucky winner of my blog giveaway and I'm putting in these 4 stamp sets!

To enter, see the previous post! :)
I'll have another picture tomorrow of new stuff being added to the box...stay tuned!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Mystery Blog Candy Giveaway!!

Ok so I'm FINALLY getting to the Blog Candy giveaway to celebrate my 1 year Blog-aversary. I don't have a picture of the loot just yet because I honestly haven't gotten it all together quite yet but this will give me the push to get it done! :) I will have scrapbook paper, stamps, stickers, an album, things to alter and some other stuff. I'll post a picture in a few'll keep you on your toes! :)

Here is how you can enter to win:

1. Leave a comment telling me about your favorite crafting hobby and if you have a blog feel free to post your web address. (That's one chance to win.)

2. Become a follower of this blog (Leave another comment, giving you 2 chances to win.)

3. Become a follower of my other blog: A Family Filled With Love & Fun (Leave another comment, giving you a 3rd chance to win!)

4. Post about my giveaway on your blog (leave me a link in a comment for a 4th chance to win).

Everyone will have until 11:59pm (west coast time) on Saturday, April 10th and I will announce the winner on Sunday the 11th.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Wow, feels like it's been forever! Crafting...oh how I've missed you!

So I think it's been like 2 months since I've done any crafting/cardmaking so I announced to my hubby that I would be spending the night getting reaquainted with my crafting area! LOL I attempted to do some etching projects (you can see them on my other blog HERE) and I also started to make up the invitations for my sweet baby girl's 2nd birthday party. My friend Tessa over at The Button Shop made a set of these amazing buttons so I begged for her to make a set for me to use for inspiration for the theme of Tatym's birthday party. Tessa is so sweet and got right on it for me and I got this package in the mail the other day:

Aren't they absolutely AMAZINGLY FABULOUS??? I just love them! Anywho, so I'm using those for the color scheme and theme. I made 3 invites tonight, here is one that I made (they are all a little different).

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Wow, March 14th will be my one year blog anniversary! 150 posts later and 70 followers now...probably should offer up some blog candy to give away!! I will go through my crazy stash of crafting supplies and post an official giveaway post on my other blog A Family Filled With Love & Fun sometime this stay tuned! :)


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Have I mentioned that I LOVE my Cricut?

Yesterday I was just tackled with a migraine! Those of you that have ever had a migraine know just how crippling they are and how miserable you feel for the whole day. This was only my 4th ever migraine and I pray, my last! My poor sister suffers from migraines and I don't know what brought this one on, the others only happened when I was preggers with my daughter so this one caught me way off guard! Anyways, by the end of the night my head was down to a low dull pain and although I was light headed, I couldn't stand being stuck in my bed or on the couch for one more second. My amazingly awesome and spectacular and wonderful husband wanted to spend some time with me so he helped me set up the Cricut and we started working using my new cartridges and also busted out the roll of magnet that we've been wanting to test out!

Here are 2 cards we made and some magnets:

The Cricut is one of THE best inventions on the planet!!! :O) I love the owl card and how easy it just cuts them out and those magnets are adorable and got lots of excitement from the kiddos this morning! I definitely recommend getting the thick cutting blades and some rolls of many possibilities!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Awww...Beautiful Blogger Award

My friend Sarah and fellow blogger, bestowed this award upon me! :O)
You HAVE to check out her blog:
A House On Fire. She's got so much information about homeschooling, biblical teachings, her new adventures in photography and so much more! She's super funny and super sweet. We went to high school together and then the Lord brought us together as friends via MySpace/Facebook and I just love her!

Ok, so the rules for this award are:

1) Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award

2) Pass the award on to 15 bloggers whose blogs you have recently discovered that you love

3) Share 7 things about yourself

Now to pass the award, here are 15 of my favorite blogs (besides Sarah's blog):

1: Everyone HAS to check out the
ApParent Project blog! I've never met Corrigan or Shelley in person (yet) but Corrigan is from my area and he and his wife and children moved to Haiti almost 2 years ago while they were in the process of adopting 2 children. They started the ApParent Project to help women learn to make jewelry to earn money to feed their families and they were in the process of starting a school to teach english to the teens so they had a better chance at getting good jobs. Since the earthquake Shelley and the kids have come back to the US to finish out the adoption process and Corrigan has stayed in Haiti to help in everyway he can. I will get to meet Shelley next month (YAY) and I hope someday to travel down there to help in anyway I can!

2: My friend Kim's blog, Memories In Thyme. She's constantly posting her latest paper crafting creations and she's one of the sweetest people I've come across in Blogland! Always leaving comments of encouragement and kindness!

3: My friend Sarah at
Sarah's Paper Tray. She has some of the most amazing cards and layouts and she has the sweetest personality to go with her talent!

4: Amy at
The Idea Room. Her blog has definitely been my go-to place for creative project ideas. This girl has such a variety of fun things to do and she posts lots of pictures and tutorials. FUN FUN FUN!

Bakerella is my favorite place to go for trying out new baked goods recipes. I've done cake balls and peach crumb cake using her recipes and there are so many other things on my "to do" list from her site! YUMMM!!

Skip To My Lou is a great place to go for craft projects and tutorials.

Confessions of a Homeschooler has so many great kids craft ideas and I loved her Minivan Express idea based on the movie The Polar Express. She also posts a lot about what they are doing in homeschooling that I love!

Not So Idle Hands is another go-to blog for me when I'm wanting some fun craft ideas or I just want to drool over someone else's talents! LOL She just adopted a child from Russia (I think) so her blog posts haven't been as consistant *sniffle* but I think she's getting back into the swing of things and I'm praying they get back into a routine and just LOVE on their new addition!

9: Tresa at
Fabulously Artsy is a fellow CTMH consultant and she is amazingly gifted and talented! She's soooooo stinkin creative with her cards and layouts and techniques...I want to be like her when I grow up! LOL

10: Of coures I can't leave out Ree aka
The Pioneer Woman. She is so whitty and such an amazing cook. I made her Cinnamon Rolls and gained like 50 lbs...they were incredible! My neighbors and family were very thankful that I came across that recipe! LOL I just bought her cookbook and can't wait to get crackin! She also has areas about homeschooling, photography and gardening.

Our Best Bites has so many yummy recipes!

Nap Time Crafts really makes me wish I could sew but she has other fun projects as well!

Serving Pink Lemonade is another craft blog (can you tell I'm a craft junkie??) that I think everyone will love! Such talent all in one spot! LOL

14: I love
Be Different...Act Normal. More great ideas.

Mod Podge Rocks is a great place to find all sorts of things you can do with Mod Podge! I've seen posts about doing things with shoes!! Craziness and FUN!

** Although this blog is private, only visible by invite from the blogger, it's one of my favorites! I'm sorry you can't check it out but I couldn't end this post without mentioning her blog. Talia at Girlz of God is a young girl (a 6th grader) who is ON FIRE for the Lord and even though she's so young, she's posted many a thing that has made me think about stuff differently! I hope and pray that my children have such a passion for serving the Lord at such a young age! She is the sweetest and cutest girl and I adore her and her family so much!

Ok, so that's 15 of my new favorite blogs, now for the "7 things about myself" section! :) Let's see.

1. I LOVE Jesus!
2. As you can tell from my blog list, I LOVE crafting!
3. I hope to learn how to sew sometime soon!
4. I love to Zumba!
5. I have an extreme dislike of being around a group of birds flying overhead! I'm not sure if it's a real fear but it seriously creeps me out! LOL
6. I want to travel to Israel before I die so I can see all the places where Jesus taught and traveled but I don't want to go until my husband gets saved so we can go and experience it together!
7. Even before the earthquake I've wanted to go to Haiti and help out with the ApParent Project (see #1 blog on my list above) and since the earthquake I feel an even stronger desire to go help in anyway I can!

So that's that! Thanks again Sarah, you are such a blessing to me!!! Now I'm off to let the bloggers know about their award!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I posted this over on my other blog: A Family Filled With Love & Fun but figured since it was a paper craft, I should post it here too! These are some magnets I made tonight:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

More Valentines

I think I might just be done with my Valentines Day cards for this year! WAHOO! I'll have to make out my list and double check. Pretty sure all I need now is to make a card for my kidlets then I be done! :O) The top card kinda feels incomplete...something about the phrase area...not sure...any suggestions? The bottom card is simple and sweet and hey, gotta love the glittery letters!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My first Unscripted Sketch

I was needing some inspiration this evening so I hopped over to Unscripted Sketches and came across the latest sketch...#38:

Here is the card I made using this fabulous sketch:

I will definitely be stopping by this blog on a regular basis!!


Just a quick card I whipped up tonight! I think the colors are fun and I was stoked to be able to use some of this fun ribbon I had on hand!

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I've had this picture frame for years...seriously, years! I have a tote that I use to hold things I pick up here and there to use for gifts. I've always thought I'd do something with it and give it as a gift but decided to be a bit selfish and keep it for myself! :O) I used the CTMH Grace paper pack (LOVE IT) and went to town! I LOVE my Cricut...made this job a whole lot easier. I did have to play around with letter sizing and letter shadowing but in the end, I'm pretty excited about the way it all turned out! It looks great on our fireplace mantle!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Valentines Day has to be right up there with Christmas and Easter for me! I just love having a day to, well, celebrate LOVE! :)

Here are 4 cards I got done tonight using CTMH Topstitch Level 2 paper pack (aren't the colors just adorable?!):

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Quick & that is!

I whipped up these quick n' easy cards tonight while I was waiting for my movie to get over. Gotta get a head start on Valentines Day because before I know it, it will be VDay!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Another post for the evening!

Well, I guess it's actually now Wednesday considering it's 1am but whatev! :)
So my co-mom had given me a thank you card the other day for Christmas presents and as any cardmaker knows, you check out the card to see how it's made if you like it and I totally had that "hey, I can totally make that" kind of moment because it was so cute. I've been itching to work on cards but hubby wanted me to spend some time with him so I figured it was a good time to work on these cute little notecards while perched on the couch near him. I have little tv dinner trays in the living room which don't have a whole lot of surface space but this project didn't require much room!

These are just a single cut of paper, not like normal folding cards but they will make for cute thank you cards or a "just thinking of you" card! I had fun and they were so quick and easy to make! The base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2", the white cardstock measures 4 x 5 1/4" and the strip across the top is 1 x 4". Easy peasy!! :)

As always, you can click on the picture to see a close up! Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My 1st Cricut card!

One of my dearest friend's daughter is having a birthday pretty soon and Sara recently told me that Karis really likes the Disney Fairy, Silvermist and I just so happened to have the Disney Fairies Cricut cartridge so I thought I'd attempt to make Silvermist to put on Karis' birthday card! OY...what a headache it turned out to be. I think as I learn more and more it will get easier and faster but it took me a good 1.5 hours to make this card. Trying to figure out what size to cut, how exactly the layering works, switching colors for every body part, etc. It ended up being pretty cute but I can say, I probably won't attempt another fairy for quite awhile! LOL

Here's the end product:

It doesn't look much like a birthday card but I really wanted to put Silvermist on the front so I added this to the inside:

The glitter turned out kinda sloppy...still figuring it all out but hopefully since she's only turning 5, she won't hardly even notice! :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Celebrating the everyday!

I finally pushed up my sleeves and dug into this cardmaking kit that I got from CTMH and I LOVE it! Last night I made a birthday card for my co-mom (stepson's mom) and an anniversary card for my in-laws.

Tonight I made 3 more birthday cards to send out to other January birthdays.