Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas LO for gifts

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This is the LO I am making for family gifts. All I have to do is take a family picture. This may be tough with all our schedules, but I will manage.

Anyway here is how I made this:

I glued ripped pages in a random fashion from an old book I had on to cardstock. I then dry brushed while paint all over making sure some of the texted showed through. Then I embossed the corners with sparkly embossing powder. I then added some  blue Shimmers to the rest. Using the Plantin School book cartridge I cut the leaf out with cranberry colored paper to make the poinsettia flower.  4- 4inches, 4- 3 1/2 inches, 4- 2 inches, and 4- 1 inch. I then cut 2 leaves with green cs @ 4 inches. I then inked the flower leaves with a warm red ink pad and tattered rose distressing ink. When the leaves dry get out some warm white craft paint and lightly paint  the leaves being careful not to make it too dark and covering too much of the red. After drying time stickle the edges of the leaves. For the center of the poinsettia I just squeezed a blob of stickles. Now for the leaves of the poinsettia I inked them with a dark dreen ink pad and did the warm white paint. After everything is dry I then coated the flower leaves and the actual leaves with liquid glass. Now while the liquid glass is drying you are going to go back to your layout and distress the edges and the take tattered rose distressing ink to the edges and all over. A little bit here and a little bit there. Now with the Storybook cartridge cut the swirls with gold texture cardstock and sand them. Cut your title and stickle the letters. I used my sizzix machine to cut the tag and covered it with gold metallic rub. Now when all the leaves are dry start assembling the flower. For a more dimensional look fold the leaves slightly before gluing them together. For the leaves I slightly folded and crumpled the edges. Other items used are lace, ribbon, and a button. The lace is under the swirls and the poinsettia. Sorry you can’t see it, but I just couldn’t get a good picture the shows it. The button and ribbon I put on the journaling tag.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving blessings and a recipe

I would like to wish everyone and their families a a very Happy Thanksgiving with many blessings.

Now I would like to share a favorite family Thanksgiving recipe.

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

1 box of yellow cake mix

1 can (15oz) pumpkin

1 can (12oz) evaporated milk

3 eggs

1 1/2 C. sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 C. chopped pecans

1 C. butter ( or margarine)

1 container of whipped topping or ice cream

Grease bottom of a 9x 13 in. pan. combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Pour into pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over pumpkin mixture. Top with pecans. Melt butter and drizzle over pecans. Bake for 50 – 55 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Cool. Serve chilled with whipped topping or ice cream.

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Doesn’t it look yummy!!!!! This is a must make every Thanksgiving in my house…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas LO

Well, here it is! This is my think ahead LO. I had it done a few days ago, but had to wait for the stickles to dry. Then while the stickles were drying my darling son decided to put his school papers on it. Well, my LO was stuck to his school papers! Soooooo, I had to take a few things off and redo them. Anyway, I will add the year and journaling when I add the picture. So it is a little naked.

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I took a white stamp pas from Close to My Heart and wiped it on the blue cardstock. I had a small snowflake stamp that a friend made me years ago that I used for the snowflakes. I also added stickles to the snowflakes. The Christmas trees I just cut free hand with my deckled edge scissors. I then put drops of stickles on the trees to look like ornaments. The star was cut with the cricut and Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. The frame for the picture was cut using Storybook cartridge. The word Christmas I stamped on the blue cardstock with the white stamp pad. I think the stamp was from Autumn Leaves. Then I cut it out and stickled it all up…

Now I am off to a new project :)

Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Need some designers!

Hi everyone! I am working on creating an online scrapbooking magazine. I need some creative peeps to submit their creations, write how to tutorials and  articles. This project is still a work in progress, and their is no payment for your time except for having your work and ideas published. I am hoping that in the future I will have sponsors and will be able to pay for your time. If you are interested or know someone that might be interested please contact me through e-mail at
Here is a list of creations I am looking for.....
altered art
creative home decor
recycled scrapbooking ideas
basically anything to do with crafting

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I got an Over the Top Blog Award

I was given this award by my blogging friend Kristin G. 

1. Where is your cell phone? kitchen                        
2. Your hair? blonde
3. Your mother? loving                                           
4. Your father? strict                                              
5. Your favorite food? yogurt                                  
6. Your dream last night? weird
7. Your favorite drink? coffee
8. Your dream/goal? Get published                        
  9. What room are you in? bedroom                        
10. Your hobby? papercrafts
11. Your fear? spiders                                           
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? someplace warmer
13. Where were you last night? home                   
14. Something that you aren't? singer                   
15. Muffins? cranberry orange
16. Wish list item? Cuttlebug
17. Where did you grow up? Erie, PA                     
18. Last thing you did? read a book to my daughter
19. What are you wearing? sweatshirt, pants         
20. Your TV? annoying                                          
21. Your Pets? dog, 2 hamsters, 1 newt                 
22. Friends? yes
23. Your life? good
24. Your mood? happy                                          
25. Missing Someone? my Grandma
26. vehicle? yes
27. Something your not wearing? hat
28. Your favorite store? duh… all craft stores       
29. Your favorite color? red                                 
30. When was the last time you laughed? a few min. ago                                                                      
31. Last time you cried? not sure                         
32. Your best friend? Jani
33. One place that I go to over and over? my scrapbook space                                                  
34. Facebook? nope                                                
35. Favorite place to eat? Ruby Tuesdays

I am supposed to pass this on to 5 other bloggers, but I just can't decide which ones:( So I will eventually pick my 5 and post them at a later date 

A Black and Pink LO

Wow, have I had a busy 2 weeks! I have finally found time to do some creating:)

So this is a LO I did today of my youngest daughter. My oldest daughter took the picture for her photography class. So when she handed it to me last night I decided that the LO would be black and pink. My favorite color combo:)

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So this is what I did:

Black cardstock with painted edges ( I used baby pink craft paint) The decorative edge paper is from Making Memories, pink floral is from Pressed Petals, pink striped paper I am not sure of…. I used the Storybook cartridge to cut the flowers. I layered cream cardstock and the pink pattern papers to make the flowers and inked the edges of each cut. All the rub-on’s are from American Crafts. The “BRE” is from American crafts also. I love these letters! They are velvet on chipboard.  I am not sure where I acquired the chipboard butterfly or the pattern ribbon.


Anywho, I went digging around and found the buttons and ribbon. I didn’t even know that I had that ribbon. I really need to do some inventory on my scrap stuff. I kept saying when I was digging around “ Wow, I didn’t know I had that” I know some of you can relate to this. So I have decided to somehow figure out a inventory system. When I come up with something I will do a post on it. If anyone has suggestions I would love to hear it!!! :)

I am working on another LO for up and coming Christmas pics so when I am done with it I will post it. I am trying to think ahead when I should be working on all the stuff I am behind on:0

Well I guess I am done rambling on and on…..

See you on my next post :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

2 cards

This card was for a sketch challenge on FCTSC forum. This was my second attempt at the challenge. I went way off the sketch for the first card I made, but I love that card too!

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This is the first card I made! Do you notice the big difference????

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Way off!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

A Layout, A Card, & A Sneak Peek!


Here is a layout that I managed to finish today. I really don’t know how I managed to finish this with my crazy day! This is a LO of my two youngest waiting for the bus on the first day of school. I am not really impressed with it, but guess what…. They all can’t be impressive now can they:) I am happy with it, I guess….

Now the card……….


This is a very simple card that I made from the scraps of a mini album I am working on. I will send it to my friend one of these days:) I just love it when I use my scraps right away instead of throwing them in my scrap drawer  :) It just makes me sooo happy!!!!


Now for a sneak peek of my girls Senior pictures I picked up today. This is just one of each of the girls poses. The rest you will have to see later when I do a home decor project :) ok now the pictures….

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This is Sydney-Elizabeth

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and this is Shelby’s


Well I guess that is all for today.. I hope you have a productive week!