Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Blog Candy - Vacation Theme

I am sorry this contest is only open to USA and Canada

I am cleaning out my stuff and I have an huge envelope of diecuts and stickers that I don't use and probably never will use. Instead of throwing them away I want to give my wonderful cyber friends a chance to win them. The diecuts are far from fancy I have had some of them since I started scrapbooking. They are all in usable quality (they are not bent or damaged).

Lot Includes:
4 photo frames
2 gray side mounts
3 vacation themed mats
14 diecuts (2 USA maps, 2 kites, bird, camcorder, jeep, 7 different colors/size cameras)
1 small file folder
2 stickers of fish (received at an exhibit at the fair)

To enter all you have to do is a post about where your family will be vacationing this summer or if your not vacationing this year, where is your favorite place to vacation. I will pick a winner Sunday night (May 4) at 8:00 Eastern Time. In ALL messages please put your name and email address so I can contact you.

Thank you for viewing my blog and good luck!!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Birthday Balloons

I am happy to say that my headaches that I have been having 24/7 are finally going away. The dr. finally put me on blood pressure medicine (low dose) and what wonders it has made already and it's only been several days since I started taking the medicine. Instead of wanting to hide in the dark I now want to be in my craft room playing.
I made this card for a co-workers birthday that is coming up in May. I have never actually meet her in person but when I worked in the Customer Service Department I talked to her several times a day. Now that I moved to another department within I don't get to talk to her but occasionly I hear from her through an email. On this card I got carried away with the pop dots, once I started pop dotting I couldn't stop (balloons,fringe on party hat, and present). Being the image came from a swap and I only have one of the image I traced part of it so I could pop dot it. I was going to pop dot the saying on the front but thought that was a little to much. LOL!

Card Receipe:
Image is from a Swap (I traced some of the image so I could pop dot it)
Pattern Paper is from a 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 Scrapbook paper packet by Tim Coffey
Cardstock is from stash
Font is from my computer that I downloaded for free (sorry don't recall the site)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Lady Bug Card

I love the SplitCoast Stampers Page Map (SCS173), I love it so much I decided to make another card with this same sketch. This time the image I used I received from an image swap on SplitCoast Stampers. I believe this image is from Whipper Snapper, they have the cutest images but I don't own any (yet). I may turn this card into a birthday card for a girl, not sure yet.

Card Recipe:

SU Pink Passion Cardstock
Yellow Cardstock from stash
Pattern paper is from DCWV Nana's Kids Paper Packet
Green cardstock from Stash
Image from a swap colored in with colored pencils.
Thank you for looking. Have a fabulous week!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sunday Scrappin April 27

It's Sunday Scrappin once again. The days and weeks have been flying by lately. If you haven't checked out Sunday Scrappin I suggest you do, you will be glad you did. It's a wonderful group of crafters who share their TA Da's (Completed Goals) and their TA Do's (weeks goals). The great thing is there is no pressure if you don't complete the goals, and everyone in the group is very supportive.


I put all the pictures onto CD for my BIL and SIL from the kids birthday party last week. I made them a cute cover to hold the CD. I mailed the package out on Thursday and you will never believe what I did. I was so worried about the cover I forgot to put the CD in the cover. You will notice in the picture the CD is in the holder while I took it out to make sure the pictures did actually go onto CD and they were all flipped correctly and I forgot to put it back in the case. On the bright side they loved the case I made. LOL!

This card I actually made last week but shared it this week (couldn't post until I gave it to my sister). I actually forgot to give it to her last weekend. I'm on a roll lately LOL!

This card I made for DH just because


I want to scrapbook at least 2 layouts this week
I have 2 birthday cards I need to make
I have a card idea that I want to make, it's for no particular occasion

Bonus Question Do you buy patterned paper just because you like it, or because you have something specific in mind? I am so bad with this, I tend to buy paper for no reason other then one day I'm sure I'll have a need for it or it's just so pretty. Another down fall of mine is if they have patterned paper on clearance I must have 4 sheets of each because I don't want to go to do a layout and think oh that paper I saw at X would be perfect to find out they no longer carry it. I'm sure when Jeff (my husband) sees this post he will have a comment for sure.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Just Because

I am always making other people whether it's my parents, sister, friends, etc a card or scrapbook page I decided to make Jeff a card Just because. It was a quick card, didn't take me long but it's cute. Last night I put it on his pillow so when he went to go to bed it was there and when he saw the envelope he know it had to be something homemade and his face lite up, I was happy. The card is actually the SCS Card Map 173 (SC173). I have another card idea that I'm going to play around with later using this same card map possibly, so check back for that.

Card Recipe:
Black cardstock
White Cardstock
Red Cardstock
Red brad (in the flower)
SU Pun Fun Stamp
White Slingo pen to color in the white on the skunk

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dog Sitting Thank you Card

Last weekend my sister babysat our dog Buddy while we went to Connecticut for the weekend. She was an awesome dog sitter and we would leave our dog with her again if needed. This is the card I made for her. The dog house is from Cricut Paper Pups Cartridge. I layered tan cardstock strips under the dog house to give it a wood look. The dog is a stamp that I stamped on cardstock and then pop dotted.
UPDATE On my Sister: She fell off her bicycle last night but she did not break her arm she severely bruised her wrist and hand. She is in a lot of pain.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

CD Cover

I took loads of pictures while in CT this past weekend. I made my BIL & SIL a copy of all the pictures. I wanted to make a neat little holder to for the CD. It came out okay, I did it in a rush last night I wanted to get it in the mail today (which I'm proud to say I did get it in the mail today). Click here for the template, I had to enlarge it a little on my scanner to get the CD to fit just right. The pattern paper I believe I got at the dollar store awhile back in a pack. The stickers I don't recall where they came from neither.
SIDE NOTE: I forgot to give my sister her Thank you card for watching the dog so I mailed it to her today (she likes getting mail). So be on the lookout and I will post that card in the next few days. Speaking of my sister please say a pray for her she is at the Urgent care right now she fell off her bicycle and they think she broke her hand/arm. Can tell it's the start of summer when the kids start getting banged up.
As always thank you for checking out my blog. I appreciate all of your support. This weekend also be on the lookout for some blog candy.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday Scrappin April 20

It's Sunday so that means it's time to post my week's Ta Da's and week's To Do's. As I have told you before week after week Sunday scrappin is a wonderful group, you need to check it out if you haven't already.

This past week I didn't think I would get anything done craft wise because I was working overtime every day and then we went to CT for the weekend. We had a wonderful time in CT, our niece and nephew are to adorable, we will be taking many more trips to visit them. I am glad everyone is talking again and getting along, it's wonderful. Back on track - here are my Ta Da's for the week (I'm impressed I got these done).

My BIL and SIL loved and I can't stress the word love enough the scrapbook pages (I made 2 of each page 1 for them and 1 for us)

Ta Do's

Right now my Ta Do is to go to bed I'm beat (LOL)
Get all the birthday pictures from this past weekend onto CD
Mail a set of the pictures to my SIL and BIL
Make at least one scrapbook page

Bonus Question:
Where is your favorite place to get craft supplies? I really don't have a favorite craft store. I usually go to either Joann's, Michaels, or Joann's if they are having a sale then I love to go there especially if its a good sale.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Last Page of the week

Last night I made one more scrapbook page of my cute little niece. I'm waiting to hear from my brother in law because I need to have a little chat with him. Don't get me wrong the outfit she wore was cute and all but I'm not a red type of person and I don't have many red scrapbooking items or colors that I could use that would look well. I will tell them next time before dressing her call and make sure it works with my scrapbooking stuff I have on hand. The page layout came from Valerie's Sketches (click for page map) I love her blog. For the S I don't have any chipboard that would work with this (sad I only have one type of chipboard letters and they are to pretty to alter) so I cut the S on my cricut machine and then I used the negative part as a pattern and traced it onto cardboard because I wanted a little weight to it so I could tie the ribbon around because the cardstock was thin and the ribbon would have crushed it.
This will probably (notice I said probably) be my last post for the week. Have a great weekend and chat with you when I return from my mini vacation that I so need after this crazy week!
Card recipe:
Vanilla/Cream cardstock is from CTMH (not really sure the name of it)
Pattern paper is from DCWV Everyday paper packet (great pack of paper)
Ribbon is from stash
Page corners hand made
Flowers/Brads from stash (up left hand corner of picture)
Flower (bottom corner) SU Friendship blooms Stamp set
The stamp image under the flower is a clear Hedi Swap stamp set

Monday, April 14, 2008

SIlly Faces

Yesterday my BIL & SIL came from CT with the kids. The little girl is 2 1/2 and what a doll. I took a dozen pictures of her to scrapbook. The faces this kid makes are so funny and she can do them right on command, you tell her make a sad face she does or make a serious face she does and within seconds her facial expression changes. Even if you aren't asking her to make a face still her facial expressions are priceless. I colored in her face for security purposes (not sure if mom and dad will approve of her face on the web) but I left her mouth for you to see to get an idea of some of the faces. I made 2 of these layouts (one for myself and one for my BIL/SIL times like this I think I really should give a try at digital scrapbooking).
Card Recipe:
PAPER:SU Real Red Cardstock, Pattern Paper is from Stash
Letters in title are from Cricut George Cartridge, the face is from Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge (chalked the cheeks and put a brad in the bow)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday Scrappin April 13

It's my favorite part of the week (well besides Friday at 4:30 when I get off from work). It's Sunday Scrappin time where you have a great opportunity meet other talented crafters and you post your Ta Da's (goals completed in the previous week) and your Ta Do's (goals you want to complete this week). It's a great group and there is no pressure. Check it out, you'll be glad you did.

My Ta's Da's:

First I want to say I'm a little upset on my Ta Do's for last week I mentioned I wanted to do a scrapbook page. I ordered the ink from Dell so that I could print out my pictures the ink came and then I misplaced it. I finally went to sit down the other night and do a page I had everything out and I couldn't find the ink. Jeff helped me look no where could it be found. Guess what we found today.....yup the ink.

It's that time of year where there is a birthday coming up every time you turn around, or an anniversary or something that you need a card for. So this past week I mad several more cards. I made my sister a Thank you card because she will be dog sitting this coming weekend but I can't post that one just yet. I have 2 to share: Get Well Card
Thank you card

My Ta Do's

This week will be a quiet week because I have to work overtime all week and then at the end of the week we are going to CT for our niece and nephews birhtday party.

This week's question:

What's your least favorite project that you've done lately, and why? My most recent project that I made and I am not liking is this card it could be the colors but I'm just not pleased with it at all. I redid the card in different colors and style and it is much better.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thank you Card

Last night I made a thank you card for my sister who be dog sitting next week. I can't post that one until I give it to her. So be patient (please) and I will post her card next Sunday.

The thank you card that I made for my BIL and SIL I can share. Next weekend we are going to CT for a weekend trip for our niece and nephew's birthday party. We have not talked to my BIL in over 7 years. We will be spending the night at their house and the next day the SIL and I will be hitting the scrapbooking stores before returning home. Also my BIL rented us a car for the weekend. So I wanted to give them a Thank you card.
Card Recipe:
Paper: Pattern Paper is DCWV Everyday paper packet, SU Rose Red Cardstock
Stamps: Friendship Blooms and warmest regards
Accessories: SU Certainly Celery Ribbon, Tag from my stash, brads from stash
Other: Tag and flowers on ribbon are pop dotted
Ink: SU Pixie Pink

Monday, April 7, 2008

Get Well Card

My SU Upline recently had a pacemaker put in so I wanted to send her a get well card to help lift her spirits. What a challenge I have the last several weeks between boy birthday cards, male birthday card and now a get well card. Those are the 3 areas oh and sympathy cards that I'm not the best at. Over all I am pleased with my get well card.

Card Recipe:
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip Cardstock, SU Berry Bliss Pattern Paper, SU Pretty in Pink Cardstock, SU Almost Amethyst Cardstock
Stamps: Fast & Fun Notes
Other: Non SU Brads

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Please help my sister

My sister (age 12) is getting into scrapbooking and cardmaking finally after years of trying. She has a scrapbooking poll up on her blog. Please go check her blog out and vote <---- click to go to her blog (you don't need to sign up or login to anything to vote). I greatly appreciate your support with this.

Sunday Scrappin April 6

It's Sunday Scrappin time once again! I love this group! It's a start of a new week and new craft goals. Sunday Scrappin is a wonderful group because on Sunday (or Monday if you didn't get to it Sunday LOL) you post your Ta's Da's (goals you accomplished in the past week) and you list your Ta Do's (goals for this week) and it helps to keep you focused and on track but if something comes up during the week and you didn't keep your goals there is no pressure and you don't get banned from the group. LOL! Be sure to check out Sunday Scrappin its a wonderful group.

Now on with the show. Last week I set a goal of making a card or two and I wanted to do a scrapbook card. Let's just say I made a card or two a day. I had to make 2 kids birthday cards one for a girl (that was cake being that I have a sister the same age as the girl and I'm used to making cards for girls) and a boy card (that was a task). Here are the links to my Ta Da's (sorry no scrapbook page :( but I made 9 cards (this one I don't care for)

This weeks To Do's:
*I want to make a scrapbook page
*Maybe make another Mother's Day card similar to the one I made already but in a different color
*Make a thank you card for my sister who will be dog sitting next weekend while we go to CT for a weekend trip

This weeks Bonus question: What kind of projects do you do the most often?
It's that time of year where birthday's are popping up everywhere. I must say I do a lot of birthday cards and scrapbook pages. Then second to that would be scrapbooking our dog Buddy.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

More Boy Cards

Here are my final attempts at making a boy birthday card. I am going to give our nephew the football card. The cowboy card is cute but a little childish, he's going to be dad and the truck one is okay but not really kiddish. The Car one is a hotwheels 3d sticker that I got at Michael's for $1.00 and the paper didn't photo well its Harley Davidson paper. The football is actually a Jolee sticker. Phew I'm glad this task is finally over. LOL!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Arte y pico

It has been a crazy hetic week, work was stressful and then I come home this evening to a wonderful surprise in my inbox, Annie gave me the Arte y pico award. I started this blog in December and I can't believe in such a short period of time all of the wonderful friends and support I have received through this blog. I want to thank everyone for their support.

Here are the rules:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.
4) To show these rules
The 5 blogs that I choice are: Valita's Designs, Michelle, Tammy, Elisabeth , Kayla
Big Thank you goes out to Annie again thank you for making my day actually my weeekend.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Totally Cool Birthday

It is the month's of birthdays. I have 3 birthdays to make cards for this month. It's that time of year where the birthdays come one after another. Here is a birthday card that I made for a 10 year old girl (no Kay this isn't for you your not going to be 10 LOL). It was hard because I don't know the girl. My BIL said she is a girly girl so I thought this would be a perfect card for her and her favorite color is green.
Card Recipe:
Paper: Pattern Paper from Stash, SU Bravo Burgundy (retired)
Stamps: SU Totally Cool (retired), SU Little Birthday Cheer
Accessories: Flower and brad from target $1 spot

Tool Box for Father REDO

I was not pleased at all with the first card that I made. This is the type of stamp that is gorgeous has is and doesn't need all the pattern paper and bling. I kept thinking no way can I give that card to my father. So I have been doing nothing but thinking about this card...well okay I have been thinking of a card idea for a 10 year old boy also. I am pleased with the way this card came out, this one is a keeper.

Card Recipe:
Paper is from Colorbok Jewel Paper Pack
Stamps: SU For Father and SU Warmest Regards (no longer available - was a hostess set in 2006)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tool Box for Father

I'm not sure if I'm really feeling this card or not. I'm not good at making male cards. I made it for my father who is celebrating his birthday the 20th of this month. Maybe over time it will grow on me.
Card Recipe:
Paper: Pattern Paper Unknown (non SU), Blue Cardstock from stash (non SU), Cream color cardstock from stash (non SU), SU Wild Wasabi, SU Bravo Burgundy (retired)
Ink: SU Purely Pomegranate
Stamps: For Father (available until May 31)
SU Builder Bits Stamp Wheel (retired)