Thursday, December 10, 2009

December Prima Picks

I love Prima flowers and products so much!!! Ofcourse no stores carry them around here but I have dropped a wish list off with Santa so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. =)

This month's Prima Picks include a lot of our festive flowers and vines from our Holiday Lights line. These look fabulous on so many projects for the holidays! Let's see what else is featured in our "Pick" today:

* Holiday Lights Ornaments-534103
* Lustered Leaves in gold-533069 and clear-533052
* Jewel Box Butterflies in white gold-532376
* Holiday Lights birds in silver-533625 and gold-533618
* Holiday Lights brights Poinsettia mix-533861
* Holiday Lights Glitter Spray Silver-533823
* Holiday Lights Glitter Spray Bronze-533876
* Flutter Vines Apple-533663
* Holiday Lights Poinsettia-533915
* Raja Centers in Red- 535124
* Holiday Lights Poinsettias in silver-533878 and gold-533885
* Clear Stamps-Joy-531270 and Believe-531218

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Okay I'm totally in love with this layout. I worked on it about 4 hours this morning. I did alot of work on the embellishments.

Here is a close up of the homemade flower. I used Donna Salzar's flower technique. She rocks!

The base of the flower is a scallop circle cut from a brown paper bag, then there is a layer of pink tissue paper cut out in a scallop circle shape, both were sprayed with my homemade version of glimmer mist, then there is a doily that I sprayed with Pink Bubblegum Glimmer Mist and last but not least is a brown button. Yes Karmie it is from an old sweater. =) Layered behind that is a feather that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist and then just some christmas blingy wreath decorations that I got at Hobby Lobby.
Here is a close up of another embellie.

For this I used a tag my sweet friend Karmie Marmie sent me. I covered it with UTEE and Stardust embossing powder to give it that gorgeous sparkle. Then I just stuck a flower on it while the UTEE was still hot. UTEE is fastly becoming one of my favs. UTEE- Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Here is the other embellie.

The beautiful flower is also a gifty from Karmie. {Thank you so much} The heart was just plain chipboard. I painted it brown then used UTEE on it to make it shiny and I stuck some pearls on it while it was still hot.

The papers are all My Mind's Eye. I scraplifted the layout design from Aphra at My Scrappy Life.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Is it really Dec. 1st already? Where has this year gone... My baby is about to turn 6 and that doesn't seem possible at all. Alot has happened to and for my little family this year. I think I will have to do a remembering 2009 layout and get it all down in the journaling. Jacey started school, Jody had major surgery on his neck, Jody was run over by his supervisor{complete accident}, I took a promotion at work and was offered an evening bigger one but turned it down, Jacey had surgery to have her tonsils removed, Jacey lost her 1st and 2nd teeth, I had a huge scare when Jacey got the swine flu. I'll have to review my journal to get everything down.
Here is some of the latest ATC, cards and layouts that I've done.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Here's a layout I made using the sketch from the Friday Scrapsketch challenge. I like the way it turned out. Simple compared to what I usually try to do. I'm beginning to believe simpler is better. I don't know...I love embellishments too much. =)

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Hello everyone,
Design Dollies opening their blog today. I'm so excited. Karmyn, Adina and Kristy are all going to be posting challenges each week. That's sure to be 3 great challenge a week. You know those girls are going to push us to our scrappy limits and MAKE us think outside of the box. Can't wait!!!
They have posted some blog candy for their launch. Have a lookie...

For a chance to win the candy they have posted a quiz. I thought I had been out of school for ohhh about 19 years now but here I am taking a test. =)

Monday, September 28, 2009


I'm now the Technique Administrator in CafeMom's ScrapNMoms group. I'm tickled pink. I've been on different CafeMom groups for a couple of years now but I've never been an administrator. So I'm going to post techniques and how to's to help people out. So now I have to start looking up how to do different and new things.
I feel like my heart belongs in CropNChat because I feel close to those girls. I just have to make sure that my involvement in ScrapNMoms doesn't take time away from CropNChat.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I've ignored my blog long enough. It's time to start back with personal journals not just scrapbook layouts and etc.
Jacey is losing her first tooth. It's completely out of the gum and is just hanging by some skin but she won't pull it. She won't let us pull it either. =(
She's scared and is hoping it will just pop out. I figure she will eat it. Everyone keeps telling me just to trick her and grab it but I don't want to do that because I don't want her to have trust issues with me. I know I'm crazy. =)
Atleast today the sun is shining. It poured the rain yesterday. I cleaned and organized my scrapbook room yesterday. It's been kind of blah here because we're all getting sick. Jody is having issues with recovering from his neck surgery. His throat has started bothering him. Then he's getting sick on top of that. Hopefully in a few days we will all feel better.


Well I've finally got my cricut hooked up to the computer so I can start using my Design Studio. Now I have to learn all about it. =( Time to search the web for step by step instruction. If anyone knows of any good sites to help the slow learner I would greatly appreciate it.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Have you heard all about the Gypsy and what it can do? Wow . . what a kewl machine. If you haven't heard about it yet, let me run down just a few of the advantage to owning this fascinating tool:

1. provocraft-uses2 Portability . . you can use it anywhere
2. Your cartridge library is now at your fingertips! This is great for scrapbook getaways and crops!
3. Hand held device is lightweight at 11 oz.
4. Ability to store up to 7000 cartridges!!
5. Comes with 2 full cartridges preloaded (sweeeeet!)
6. You can now view all your images without being tied to a manual or keypad
7. Perform a keyword search on all your cartridge images . . even for ones that you haven't uploaded. This is great for cartridge research and planning for that next purchase
8. Allows you to create templates when designing
9. Comes with a 12 month warranty from date of purchase
10. Ability to JAZ up your Gypsy with silicon skins, screen protectors and colored styluses

These are just some of the advantages of purchasing the Gypsy. To read more about this innovative new product and to even take the device for a test drive, visit the Provo Craft Gypsy web site.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009


These are some layouts that I did for Simply Scrappin and for challenges with my beautiful friends at Crop N Chat on CafeMom.

Monday, August 31, 2009


Here's my entry for Danielle Flanders unique shaped photos challenge over at Homespun with Heart. The challenge is to scrap a page using a unique sized photo. The photo(s) can be any size except the usual 4x6" or 5x7". The winner will receive a little Dream Street prize pack with some of the new releases. Drawing is Sept. 6th. Hurry over to Danielle's site and join in on the challenge.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Prima Product Picks.

Prima has some of the cutest stuff around. I just love this vintage look.

Naoual is giving away this awesome blog candy to celebrate her birthday. Hurry over before Aug 22nd.


Hello everyone! My good friend Karmyn has decided to take the plunge and have a blog candy giveaway. It's a VERY awesome prize pack too! I'm drooling over those Provo Craft acrylic face stamps and Stampin Up background stamps. What you have to do is participate in August challenges at If the Shoe Fits...Scrap it! and/or at The Shoes Ning Forum. For each challenge you do your name is entered for the prize drawing. That's simple. Hurry over before Aug. 31. Go craft, have some fun and maybe you can win some awesome blog candy. =)

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Most of these are for challenge over at CafeMom's group Crop N Chat. I have so much fun there and I get soooo much inspiration.

Monday, July 13, 2009


This layout is for a sketch challenge over at Simply Scrapping.

This layout is for a color challenge over at Simply Scrapping.

This layout is for a color/sketch challenge at Crop n Chat.

This layout is for a color challenge over at If the Shoe Fits...Scrap It

The sketch for this layout is from a wonderful site I stumbled across the other day. My Little Sketch Blook

Sunday, June 14, 2009


This layout has a picture of me and Jacey at 3 weeks old.

This layout is a heritage layout about my mom's family. This picture was taken in March 1967. My mom is on the left in the front row.