Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fun-Filled Friday challenge

This weeks challenge is a pretty simple one. I am challenging Jen to make a card with 4 layers - no more, no less. That should be simple enough:).

Do you have any challenge ideas you would like to see? If so just let me know.
How is your weekend? I'm working so no fun for me. Oh well. I haven't been posting much because I've been in a bit of a crafting/blogging slump. I just haven't been feeling my mojo or much like doing anything. I haven't even been keeping up on my favorite blogs. I need something to get my mojo going again but I'm not sure what. I got some new stamps, but that didn't seem to do the trick. I'm sure it will pass:) Some good news though I just found out my hubby and I are going to Los Angeles in a few weeks to visit some family so that will be nice.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 27, 2009

Fun Filled Friday

This week Jen challenged me to make a gift bag or gift box. I decided to use a tutorial I found on the Scorpal website. This is the tutorial I used. Here is how mine turned out:

I filled mine with fun size MilkyWay bars. I thought it was a cute treat bag. It fit way more than I thought. I also made mine tie closed with ribbon instead of using a Velcro or magnetic closure like the tutorial uses. Make sure you check out Jen's creation for this week's challenge.

Supplies :
  • paper by K and Company
  • miscellaneous - nestabilities Labels 1 set, Fiskars Lace border punch, ribbon by Bobbie M Designs, ScorPal.
I hope you enjoyed today's post. I would love to see your bag or box creations. Stay tuned Sunday for the next Fun-Filled Friday challenge announcement.

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Blog candy winner!!!!!

I decided to throw all the names in a hat and pick a winner and the lucky person is


Congrats Suzi! I'll send out your package ASAP. Hope you enjoy all your goodies.

Happy crafting,

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Next Sunday, March 22 is my Blogoversary and also my 30th birthday! To celebrate I have a nice blog candy give-a-way. Here is what is up for grabs:

If I get a lot of responses I will also be adding some more goodies! So now you are probably wondering what you need to do. Well, it's simple just post a link on your blog about my blog candy and leave a comment on this post letting me know you did that. There will be a couple other opportunities to enter this week also. I am going to leave this open for 10 days so you have until Tuesday March 24 to enter. I will pick a winner on Wednesday March 25.

Thanks for celebrating with me!


Happy Tuesday!

Well with my birthday and all the weekend flew by! I got some craft supplies and a new purse:) I also spent a lot of time with my hubby which was my favorite part. This week my girlfriends are taking me out to celebrate so the fun continues!

It's a lite late, but here's this weeks fun filled Friday challenge. Jen is challenging me to make a box or gift bag. This should be fun! Something really new for me. There are a few ideas I have wanted to try out an now here's my chance.

I still haven't posted my St Patty's Day card. There have been some computer issues. Maybe it's just when I try to use it - who knows.

Well stay tuned tomorrow to see the big blog candy winner!!!! If you haven't entered yet make sure you do you have until midnight tonight.

Happy Crafting,

Friday, March 20, 2009

Another chance to win my blog candy;)

As promised, here is another chance to enter for my blog candy;) all you have to do is leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about stamping. Easy enough huh? No blog required.

More exciting news - if I get up to 50 responces I will add some more goodies - including a Stampin Up stamp set to the mix! So spread the word!

My fun filled Friday card will be posted as soon as my computer is running - my hubby is trying to fix a couple things on it. I had to use my iPod for this :) isn't technology great?

Happy Crafting,

Monday, March 16, 2009

Baby Moose

Happy Monday everyone!

Can you believe it's the middle of March?!?! I don't know where time has gone. Are you getting ready for St Patrick's Day tomorrow? Today I thought I would share a card I made with one of my adorable moose cards from Sunflowers and Dragonflies. My friend Beth designed him herself - Isn't he cute?

I made this card by coloring my image with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. Then I used Martha Stewart Pattern paper, different shades of blue card stock, and my Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder. I think he is perfect for a new baby boy!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the adorable stamps at Sunflowers and Dragonflies.

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Fun-Filled Friday Challenge Announcement

It's Sunday! This week I am challenging Jen to make a St Patty's Day card. This should be easy for her she has already made a few with those cute DRS images of hers. I just realized I have NO stamps for this occassion! Guess that means I'll be taking a shopping trip before Friday:)

I am actually a little Irish but I have never gone out and celebrated St Patrick's Day. This year will be my first time! Can you believe it? I must admit I am a little nervous because I am going out with my Husband and his friends and they start pretty early in the morning and go all day and night. I have to work Monday night so I hope they let me get a little sleep Tuesday morning. Wish me luck! ha ha ha... Since my birthday is this is next Sunday I have a lot of fun stuff planned this week - I guess Tuesday will be my kick off! What are your plans?

Happy Crafting,

Friday, March 13, 2009

Dog Gone it - it's Friday!

Well, it's Friday! This week Jen challenged me to make a card with a Dog image as the main theme. I got this cute Rubbernecker image back in the summer and figured it was about time to put it so good use. He is so pathetic he's cute:) So what do you think?

Here is a close up of my image all colored:

  • stamps - image by Rubbernecker, sentiment by Stampin up! Express Yourself
  • card stock by The Paper Company
  • miscellaneous - Stampin Up! word window punch, brads by Joann Craft Essentials, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
So did you make a Dog card this week? I would love to see it if you did. Please leave a link to it in my comments. Make sure you check out Jen's card for this challenge here.

My posting is a little late today, I haven't been feeling well this week. I dosed myself up on some Nyquil last night hoping that would help, but not yet. I guess I'll just have to take it easy today and rest up since I have to work tomorrow.

I have some news for tomorrow so make sure you stop in to see what it is:) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What’s that Wednesday

This week I wanted to talk about the Scor Pal. I think this is the best scoring tool I have ever used. I always ran into the problem of not getting a good fold when I used my scoring blade on my cutter. Either the score wasn’t deep enough or somehow it would end up crooked. It was very frustrating. I was very happy when I tried out the Scor Pal at a crop. Ahhhhhh scoring bliss!

The Scor Pal is basically a plastic board with grooves in it. The top and sides are raised so you can push the paper right into the corner and get an accurate measurement. The top portion also has a ruler along it that coincides with the grooves. The grooves are spaced every half inch from ½” to 11 ½” with special grooves at 4 ¼” (your basic A2 card fold). It also has a few other grooves at commonly used measurements and places you would score to make different projects. It also comes with a bone folder and a convenient spot to store your bone folder in the upper right corner. I got a kick out of how the bone folder clicks in and springs out when you push the button to release it (oh the little things that amuse me). I always get a crisp, accurate fold when I use my Scor Pal.

The Scor Pal retails for $39.95, but always check for stores that have or accept coupons when shopping.

Make sure you check out the ScorPal site for more info. They also have many tutorials for projects you can make with your Scor Pal.

Happy Crafting,

Monday, March 9, 2009

Fun-Filled Friday is going to the Dogs!

This week's Fun-Filled Friday is right up my alley! Jen is challenging me to make a Dog card. I am an avid dog lover but amazingly enough my dog stamp supply is a little lacking. Time to pull them out and see what I can do with them.

For those of you who may be new to my blog Jen is one of my dearest friends and we take turns every week giving each other challenges. We announce the Challenges on Sundays (oops not this week). And we post our creations on our blogs on Fridays - hence Fun-Filled Friday. Feel free to play along and post a link to what you make.

Things are still slow moving for me. I haven't been feeling very "crafty". Maybe it's the weather, or the economy, or just stress - who knows. I am trying to get out of my slump, but it's not going so well. I have even been putting off submitting cards to magazines and for DT calls. I hope my mojo comes back soon! Maybe some good old fashion sunshine would help:) I still can't seem to find what I am looking for as far as a new look for my blog goes, but I'm still searching.....I feel like I do when shopping for the "perfect dress". When you find the one you want you just know. Wish me luck!

Happy Crafting,

Friday, March 6, 2009

Suspension card!

This weeks challenge was to make a suspension card. This was pretty easy. I got the idea from Splitcoaststampers, they have so many tutorials. The suspension card tutorial link is here. This is what I came up with for this challenge :

and the other side :

Supplies :

  • stamps - Stampin' Up Express Yourself
  • paper - The Paper Company
  • ink - Momemto black, Colorbox pink chalk ink
  • miscellaneous - Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder, Nestabilities circles, Prismacolor Markers

So what do you think?

Did you give this challenge a try? I would love to see it if you did.

How have all of my blog followers been? Things have been a little hectic in my household. Alot of it has to do with the economy. My husband's sister and her husband lost their jobs on the same day and my brother in law lost his job too. Now who knows who is next. Thank goodness it seems my husband and I are fine where we are, but it is still stressful. We have been trying to get things done around our house lately and finish projects we started. I hope to have my blog makeover all set by next week! So stay tuned for my new look!

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Suspension Card

Well, this week we are going to give Suspension Cards a try! Here is a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers on how to make one. They look pretty simple and fun!

My blog makeover isn't going as quickly as I would like! I ended up working overtime last week on my days off so I didn't get much done. This weekend I refuse to work any overtime! I am going to get my blog in order, stamp, and get some swaps done. Sounds fun huh?

Some good news - my studio in the basement is coming along I should have a ceiling this week! I have decided to switch to a different area of the basement with a large window so that I will have a lot of natural light during the day. I came up with some floor plans for my space as far as furniture goes. Now I just need to get to that point :) It's always nice to see a new step completed!

I promise once I get things caught up I'll be back to posting.

Happy Crafting,