Tuesday, December 28, 2010


I made this layout for... NOTHING. I know, I can't believe it either! Making a layout, just to make one.. go figure!

The photo is of my sister and my niece when my niece was probably 5 months old.

I hadn't planned on putting the "y" over her face, but I dropped it and it left adhesive on the photo, so it made a home there! I used Fiskar's "Apron Lace" punch on this.. which is my new favorite punch!! I got the line/heart idea from one of Kristina Werner's cards. I don't know if you can see it or not, but on the top, theres 2 little hearts with gems in them, it used to be a bobby pin, well, unless I cut it in 1/2 that is!!

One punch and a bunch of different papers.

Monday, December 20, 2010

I miss shoe a lot!

Clean & Simple had a fabulous sketch this week.. just love it! I've already made 3 cards with the sketch. I decided to share this one because the other 2 are for my cousins for Christmas and I don't want to give them a chance to see them sooner than they should!!

A couple days ago I got the Apron Lace Fiskars punch, that I've wanted for a loonnng time. So I've been using it a lot! Wait until you see my next layout, I used it a little too much!!

The font I used is from and is called Traveling _Typewriter.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

'cuse me?

I made this layout for Creative Scrappers #134.

When I saw this picture of my niece, my first thought was "excuse me?" and the title was born!!

Journaling: At 2.5, you have perfect manners! You always make sure to say "pease" and "tant tou". If someone is busy and you need them, you say "cuse me" to get their attention. If you happen to toot, which you do quite often these days, you always say "cuse me" for that too! Before you could talk, you even knew how to sign "thank you"! Spring of 2010

Notice the bruise on her noggin? My guess is this was one of the "lets run down the hallway with our eye closed" moments, but I could be wrong!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thanks a million + a little joy!

Do you ever look at a Papers Craft magazine and see a card and think "why didn't I think of that.. it's so awesome?" Yes.. me too. That's exactly what I thought when I saw Erin Lincoln's "Thanks A Million" card on page 81 of PC Favorite Occasions Vol. 2.

The font is EK Wish from

With this card I wanted to make a very simple card with not many products. Believe it or not, there's 8.. doesn't look like that many, right?

I LOVE this paper from Basic Grey.. it's from their Mistletoe & Pear collection.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


I made this layout for the December Scrap the Person Before You Challenge. I lifted ScrapperBerly's "Crazy for Pink" layout.

The little one takes Sammie every where she goes and just adores her. She even speaks in a "Sammie voice".. sometimes answering the questions that she asks!!

I was so focused on getting a striaght photo, that I didn't notice the blurry factor until I uploaded it.

For the journaling I used and used the font called MA Flirty.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

That's been one of my favorite Christmas songs since I was 7. I remember at school we put on a Christmas play and that was on of the songs and it's kind of just stuck with me!!

Before I share my card I wanted to thank Liz at The Scrappiest for picking my @ The Pumpkin Patch layout as the winner for November.. how exciting is that!? Thanks Liz!!

This card is for the December Card Challenge on that I host. It's for Color, which this month is red, green and white. It's also for the Bonus category, to create a card you've been thinking about for a while and want to share the fun idea.

I've had the idea for this tree for a while! I used my 2 in. circle punch to make 6 circles from an old reading book from 2nd grade (don't ask me why I have it....). I folded the circles using directions for Dahila Flower instructions on Splitcoaststampers.

I inked both sides of the circles and added extra on random parts. I used Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

I used pop dots under the 1st and 2nd layers and put "snow" under the layers.

I did the same thing with trunk, but folded it back over one time.

The card is for the December Card Challenge also. It's for Theme, which is winter and for Product, which is felt. That huge snowflake is a felt ornament.

I liked the snowflake by itself, but love what the stickles added to it!! That picture looks yummy, like a Christmas Sugar Cookie!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

@ the pumpkin patch

I just adore this photo of the little one!! She was playing on a wooden train at the Pumpkin Patch. She kept telling me it's not real... it's not real. She can't pronounce her R's or L's, so I finally figured out she was telling me there was no wheel... =]

I used the Cherry Limeade Cricut Lite Cartridge for my title. I used Kraft Cardstock, then added Tea Dye Distress Ink and Glossy Accents on top of that.

I've seen a lot of pumpkins lately made out of 3 ovals, so that was my plan until I thought my Colorbox Cat Eye Ink would make an even better shape.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

For me?!

Beth at Scrappy Java Girl blog gave me a Stylish Blogger Award!! Thank You so very much, you made my day!

Here's the rules of this award:
  • Thank & link back the person who awarded you this
  • Share 8 things about yourself
  • Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you've recently discovered
  • Contact the 8 bloggers and tell them about the award

8 Things about me

  1. I hate the number 8. No, really, I hate it. It all started on 8-8 when my Grandpa passed away, I got sick (everything with my legs) on 12-18, which started my leg thing on 1-8. See? hate, lol.
  2. I have my eyebrow pierced.
  3. I'm an old soul, I would have loved to live during the 40s and 50s!
  4. I like a wide variety of music.. from country, to rock, to rap. If it sounds good to me, I'll listen!
  5. Oceans 11 is my favorite movie (watching it right now!)
  6. I can't get enough Trop A Rocka Snapple, the flavor that Bret Michaels made, it's delicious!
  7. I spend 20+ hours a week with a 3 year old =]
  8. I wear sandles almost everyday. Even when it's raining, must be a So. Cal thing!

8 wonderful blogs you MUST check out!

No, really, you must. Right now. Right this second!

Even though I'm not following all of these blogs, don't let that fool you! I'm not really sure why, but it's easier for me to save the blogs I read in my favorites than to follow them and watch them on blogger.. just a personal reference I guess!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

I wanted to share the place cards I made for today. We were going in a whole other directions for place cards, but this is what happened.. Klayre was painting a little wooden birdhouse that we bought at Joann's. She wanted one cause we have a birdhouse on our front porch and she said she wanted to make one for our porch too. But, when my sis got here to pick her up she said "Look Mommy, I made this just for you", lol. So needless to say, it's not on our porch!!

When she was painting, she decided to paint her hand and said "TT, yook!" I couldn't exactly get mad, since we've painted her hand many time before to make handprints!

So I said "you know what, let's paint the rest.." I was just going to make one turkey, but instead we made 8! Well, she made one and I photo copied 8!

I punched 2 holes and added 2 eyelets for twine so we could wrap it around our napkins.

We couldn't leave out the dog!

I added a stickles gobbler.

I stamped our names with American Crafts ginger stamp set. I love that set!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Squash the falling leaves!!

If you're a scrpbooker or cardmaker, you know very well our desks don't stay clean.. ever. I wanted to show you what mine looks like mid-card.

The must haves on my desk... my remote, my pill box, my snapple and my phone.

Another card... 3 more challenges =]
This card is for the November Card Challenge that I host on It's for the Bonus category, which is to use plaid, a button, stamped image, scallops and rounded corners.

When the little one and I go to the library for storytime, there's also a bunch of leaves infront of the stairs. She LOVES to crunch them. Ok, we both like to crunch them!!

I used Chocolate Covered Cherries Glimmer Mist to make "falling leaves".

I stamped Autumn Leaves Fall Icons leaves in different colors and cut them out and adhered them with foam pop dots.

I used K & Co.'s Pumpkin Pie embossed stickers for the title. I'm guessing the squash sticker was supposed to be for food... lol, but you do what you gotta do!!

I finished it off with bakers twine and a button.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thankful for you

I think blog challenges are becoming an addiction. I think it's one of the healthier addictions you can have though, right? =]

This card is for 3 challenges.

A while ago I bought a pack of 3Birds Rub-Ons on QVC. It came on this cute little mini clipboard and this little owl was one of the rub-ons. Is he not adorable? Not sure if that little dot is supposed to be his mouth or his belly I added crackle accents over his beak, feet and the leaves on the tree.

I used core'dinations cardstock and sanded the edges. The thankful stamp is from Autumn Leaves and my favorite alpha stickers, from Cosmo Cricket.

I use a strip of yellow fabric. I snipped a tiny piece at the end and ripped it the rest of the way so it would be nice and frayed. I added a cordory button and some bakers twine. I wanted the bakers twine to give the same look at the branch the owl is sitting on.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

DIY - a step-by-step guide on smiling - Klayre Style

It turns out I'm not the greatest at entering challenges on time, lol. This layout was for Sketchy Thursday's 11.11 sketch. I just loved this sketch, so it was very fun to make a layout with!!

Not sure if you've noticed, but Klayre has her own style of smiling. It came about one night when we were taking a picture of her and her perm rod jewelry. Mom was giving the Grams a perm, so we made jewelry out of the rods... isn't that what everyone does? Here's the first ever smile..

Her signature moves... bottom jaw moved to one side, scrunched up nose and closed eyes!

Journaling: Step 1: Move bottom jaw to the side so teeth don't match up.
Step 2: Scrunch up nose as much as possible.
Step 3: Close your eyes as much as you can.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Birthday Wishes


Today is my brother-in-law's Birthday, so I'll be sharing his card in a minute!

The first card I'm going to share with you today is for The Paper Variety: Week #9. It was a recipe challenge this week. You had to use one color or mist or paint, add two flowers or pieces of chipboard and use at least 3 different patterned papers.

I painted the scallop paper green.. I tried to just lightly go over it to kind of look white washed, but it looks really bad so I just covered the whole thing!! It was the color of the scallop paper in the card below when I started.

My two flowers are coming out of the purse. And you can see my 3 patterned papers!!

I made this card for my Brother-In-Law for his Birthday today. I started it a couple weeks ago, when I saw The Paper Variety's: Week #7 challenge, which was a photo inspiration challenge, but never got around to finishing it in time!!

It's also for the November Card Challenge on for Sketch. Here's the sketch.

I got these Fiskars stamps at Joann's a couple months ago. There's probably about 12 birthday quotes that famous people. They're all quite funny too!

Gotta love vintage buttons!! I hand stitched this card since my Pixie was being such a brat!!