Friday, December 31, 2010

RAK for one of the challenges at SOS

Some of these flowers I made today will be part of a RAK I will be giving away at Sisterhood of Scrap. Come on over the fun starts tomorrow.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Want some fun and some new challenges

Join us at Sisterhood of Scrap.

We are going to be having:

A "January White Sale" Contest (that will be flipping amazing!) with a prize to be won.
a photo challenge
PhotoShop Challenge
Recipe Challenge
A "Sister Blog" of the month
A one-hour crop on January 23
Card challenges

And there will be a few other things too, but I can't tell you everything at once!

If you are looking for a friendly site, where you can feel right at home, then this is just the place for you. Please come check us out.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Some layouts from today

From this December when my son, daughter-in-law and grandson rode the North Pole Express.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy your time with the family. Remember the reason for the season.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Challenge on Frosted Designs

The challenge this time was to do a layout or card inspired by a Christmas song. The song that inspired me for this layout was "O Christmas Tree". Added some feathers, some of my flowers, and snowflakes made using sizzix, MS punch and Dove craft punch. The snowflakes are made from metal. The corners are made from the Cricut Heritage cart. I made the little candies from felt.

Thanks for looking and Merry Christmas to you.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Challenge Artful Delight blog

They have a wonderful sketch for you to use to create your layout. Please check it out here. My take on the sketch.

Martha Stewart punch
Dovecraft punch
Lettering Delights
My homemade flowers

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The winner for

the Cookbook Challenge on Sisterhood of Scrap is:


Your RAK will be in the mail tomorrow.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Challenge for Chop Suey & Frosted Designs



The challenges was to use the word family in the title.

Check out the challenge on Chop Suey blog and Frosted Designs blog

Layouts for a couple of challenges at Sisterhood of Scrap

Come check us out at Sisterhood of Scrap, some really fun challenges there.

Here is a second one.

The ornaments are made of metal, that I cut using my sizzix and then embossed them.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Our tree for 2010

I had the best helper with our tree this year. Of course many of the ornaments are at the bottom of the tree but I am not going to change any of it.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

She is back on blogger

Prairie Fairy that is and she is having a great RAK. Go check out her blog here:

Sunday, December 5, 2010

What I have been working on for my Granddaughter's Christmas gift

This is just a sample of what I have been working on. My granddaughter is just starting to learn to cook so I figured a very simple cookbook would be great to get her started.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Winner of the Blog Hop

The winner from the ladies who signed up to follow me is: Stephanie.

Please send me your address Stephanie and I will get the goodies out to you.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Blog Hop for Lovebug Scrapbooking

Welcome to Lovebug Scrapbooking's "INSPIRE US!" blog hop!! Our blog hops take place on the last Saturday of every month. Thanks so much for joining us!

If you just happened by this blog and didn't realize a blog hop was taking place, please go back to Lovebug Scrapbooking and start the Hop. You won't want to miss all the inspiration from our members....... or the prizes :-)

Our theme for this month is CHRISTMAS!

I am showing you how to use toilet paper on your card.

You start with a stamp without a lot of little detail.


You put a single sheet of toilet paper on the stamp and then wet it thoroughly, put another toilet sheet on top of the last one and wet that one, keep doing this until you have 6 layers on. After this is done let it set until it is dry. This will take at least 3-4 hours to dry, you can use your heat gun but be careful and don't burn it. I let mine dry overnight.


After you take it off your stamp then you get to color it. I make my own spray so I sprayed it light red.

I added stickles and cut out the word with my sizzlits. Have fun and I hope you give it a try.

This blog hop will run from today, November 27th until November 29th.
We will be drawing for winners on November 30th.

Follow along in our blog hop! Your next stop is Dee

If you leave me a comment and sign up to follow me, I will put your name in a drawing to receive some music papers and some of my flowers.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


This has been a year full of ups and downs but I am so very thankful for all that I have been entrusted with. I am thankful for my on-line friends and all the support they have given me through the year.

Have a very blessed Thanksgiving. We plan to spend the day with family here in Michigan.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sketch Challenge on Sisterhood of Scrap

I had fun making the flowers. I added modge podge to material and then cut the circles out with my sizzix.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Layout for a Blog Challenge

There were 5 Challenge Blogs participating in a Recipe Challenge.

Sassy Lil' Sketches,
ScrapFIT Workout Blog,
Crop Suey,
Scrap Tiffany
The Cuttlebug Spot

We needed to find the ingredients and use them all on a layout. The sketch came from Scrap Tiffany.
ScrapFIT--use 3 of the same thing on your LO (I used brads on the flowers)
Crop Suey---needed to use ink, paint or mist or all 3. (I sprayed the white cardstock as well as the dryer sheets that I made the flowers from)
ScrapTiffany---use some LACE. (You can see my lace)
Cuttlebug Spot--texture or embossing (I embossed the vellum and then punched them out for the snowflakes)

The icicles are punched from a Marta Steward punch and then I used a gel glitter pen on that and the snowflakes.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Challenge at ABC DT Blog

For a challenge at ABC DT Challenge we needed to show stitching on our layout.

I hand stitched all the swirls on the left hand side of the layout. I also quilled the flowers. The big pink circle at the bottom is a piece of chipboard that I painted, added tissue paper and then Mod Podge and then put it in an embossing folder and embossed it. I made the brown flower on top of the circle.

The bigger flowers on the left are made from used fabric softer sheets that have been inked and stickled.

Challenge at Chop Suey

The challenge was to use at least 3 out of the following 5 items on your scrappy project/layout/card or whatever you choose to do!

*white cardstock

I used white cardstock, buttons, ink and distressing. I made the flowers from used dryer sheets, inked them and then put stickles on. I used my new MS punch for the vines along the sides. TFL

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Card challenges at Sisterhood of Scrap

These are the first 6 cards I have completed for the card challenge at Sisterhood of Scrap. One of these is my challenge using toilet paper, can you find it? Come on over, there is still time to jump in on the challenges. Very nice prize to the winner.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Challenge at Sisterhood of Scrap

Starting Monday, November 1st, at Sisterhood of Scrap we are going to challenge you to make 25 cards by the end of the month of November!! A new challenge will be posted every day for 25 days! That is right!! 25 of them! You will have until November 30th to complete them, and upload to the thread the challenge came from! Easy Peasy!!!

It can be Christmas cards, any other type of card, note card, even an ATC!!!
If you don't make cards or such, than you can use the daily challenges for layouts!!!

Come on over and join us.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

This layout was done for a challenge on Bo Bunny blog. Needed to use the sketch on their blog site.

All the papers are Bo Bunny except for the cut out at the bottom.

Challenge for Frosted Designs

This time for the challenge on Frosted Designs we were to use Die Cuts on our layouts. I used my cricut and the cart called Speaking of Winter and cut out the title and the snowflakes. I added glitter to the snowflakes.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Been a busy weekend for getting layouts done

After my kids left yesterday, I cleaned house, got laundry done and started scrapping.