Monday, February 28, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Well, how awesome is this?!  To be recognized by a fellow crafter???  Thank you so much, Nicole, Melissa, and Tonya!  And, you all should check out their blogs...super cute stuff to spark your creative juices, I tell ya!

Rules of the award are as follows:
1) thank the person who gave the award and link back to their blog
2) share 8 things about myself

3) pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered and leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

Sooooo, 8 things about myself....

1.  I'm deathly afraid of spiders.  All kinds.  All sizes.  
2.  I work as an X-ray Tech and I'm certified in Computed Tomography.
3.  I'm a photographer for a side job which I would LOVE to have become my full time job!
4.  I've been scrapbooking for almost 12 years now!  Seems unreal that I've stuck with a "hobby" for that long!
5.  I've never been much of a dog person, but got a little Yorkie Poo 2 years ago and couldn't imagine life without him.
6.  I hate mini vans.  Especially driving them.
7.  I love it that my hubby does all the grocery shopping!
8.  I like watching thunderstorms. to pass this along to 8 inspiring people...

Birthday Wishes

I've had this stamp set forever and haven't done a whole lot with it.  For letting us use her basement for a scrap weekend, Tiffany's Mom wanted use to make her a set of cards (she loves giving away handmade cards for occasions!), so this was the set I made for her using Funky Four and the SAB set So Happy For You.  I also used Play Date DSP and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch. 


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thank You for Being You

This card is a CASE from a card I saw done by Mary Fish.  Except I put twine in the buttons (I HATE naked buttons!) and I embossed the background because it needed a little something more.  

I used the Occasions Mini set Bold Blossom, Big Designer Buttons and some Pompom trim.  CUTE!!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Decorated Tea Light

I made these for a group of 12 year old girls to make at a birthday party earlier in the month!  The Mom told me about these adorable decorated tea lights she saw on Splitcoaststampers and wanted me to come up with an idea for the birthday party, so this is what I did!  I thought it turned out adorable!  The samples on SCS are AMAZING, but I had to keep it a little more on the simple side for the girls.  But, they all loved making them (and so did I!!) 


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sew Glad We're Friends

I'm still not sold on this whole Sew Suite stuff yet, but I'm trying to work with it!  Don't get me wrong, it's super cute, but just not me!  So, this was my attempt at playing with it.  I used the Sew Suite and Pattern Pieces stamp sets.  I do love that little dressform stamp, though!  Sentiment is from Puns from the Past.  I also used a Designer Big Button in Melon Mambo.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

With Love & Caring

Another card I made for the Open House using stuff from the Occasions Mini!  I used the stamp sets Baby Blossoms and Thanks for Caring.  I used Springtime Vintage DSP and Designer Fabric, Rose Red seam binding, Vintage Flower Adornments, and the Framed Tulips embossing folder...TFL! 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Wish Big

A card I made for my upcoming Open House using things in the Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  This one is using the stamp set Bring On The Cake!  Greenhouse Gala DSP, spiral punch, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, and some of the new pompom trim in Daffodil Delight.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day, Steve!

Here's the Valentine's Day card I made for my hubby this year using Artistic Etchings!  

Color spritzer, black satin ribbon, and First Edition DSP from the Occasions Mini used on here.

Friday, February 11, 2011


OMG, I lied to you!  I forgot that I actually did run out of that pattern paper and didn't have enough to scrap McKenna's in it and had to resort to some other.  Sorry.  

SU border punch used on here.  Everything else is from my stash.  The chipboard flower is covered with paper and then sanded around the edges.  It's been forever since I've done that.  I've gotten to be a lazy scrapper I think! 

Pic of McKenna is from Spring 2008.  Love her toothless smile!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011


Can you tell this was a pattern paper pack...since I've shown the last 3 posts done with this paper?!  And, the next post is done with this paper, too, just to prepare ya.  But, you'll be glad to know that that is the end of this pattern paper.  No more left!  :)  

Still incorporated SU stuff for the 3 different border punches and the blushing bride and certainly celery ribbon.  Used up some more hoarded chipboard (non-SU).  

Pics of Micah Jo are from Spring 2008.  So cute!

Monday, February 07, 2011


Yep, sweet and simple title.  MT...Mara Taylor.  Pic taken Spring 2008.  Isn't she adorable?!  Still trying to use up current stash of scrap crap.  But, still incorporated SU supplies for the butterfly (punch), photo corners (punch), rhinestones, ribbon (blushing bride), and hemp string for the buttons.  Also used some chipboard I've been hoarding for years.  WHY?!?!? The picture doesn't show it very well, but the circle is covered in glitter.

Anywho...TFL! :)  

Saturday, February 05, 2011


This was created using a Sketchabilities sketch!  Pic of my gorgeous niece, Avery Claire!  I created this layout last year and yes, I'm  just now posting it.  This may not be SU paper, but I sure used a ton of SU stuff on it...the butterflies, the dry embossing, the jewels, the alphabet, the flowers.  


Thursday, February 03, 2011


A layout I did several months ago.  Not sure why I'm just now getting around to posting it though.  I've been trying to use up some of my non-SU stuff.  I use mainly just SU stuff now, but I need to use up my current stash of scrappy supplies!  I just can't bear to part with it yet!  Pics of my girls taken at church Fall of 2009.


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