Saturday, December 31, 2011

Farewell 2011...

Wow! The last day of the year... unbelievable!
It was a year of many blessings, which I am
ever so grateful for.
My family is happy and healthy, and we've settled
into the rhythm of having our baby girl away at college.

Professionally, I have THE best set of third graders I
have EVER had!  They are sweet and kind, well-behaved, 
and well-mannered! 

And my crafty life... well, it's just... mmm...
I've been scrapbooking forever, or so it seems.  I started
when my daughter was just a wee lil' one, and 
now she's ninteen. I still remember the first
Creative Memories party I attended... that's
where it all started.  I was so smug! Megan was in pre-school,
Max was just a baby, and all I could think of was, "who
the heck has time for this???" And seriously, back then
it was just solid papers, glue sticks, scissors, and stickers!
We've come a long way, haven't we?
Now, scrapping is all I ever want to do! LOL!

This card was inspired by Jo, she's paperdrama on youtube, and
basically she's amazing...
The image is from the Kiki LaRue collection, and
she's adorable.  The paper is from Basic Grey, 
the "Out of Print" collection, I believe.
The senti is from Fiskar Clear Stamps, and the set is called
"Latte Love." The lovely flowers & leaves, which have all been sprayed
with Lindy's Stamp Gang Cactus Gold Glitz Spritz, are from
I Am Roses.

This next card was a quickie I made for my 
momma on her birthday! Super simple and she LOVED it!
Oh boy, this turned into the longest post ever!
Thank you for visiting and thank you checking my blog out!
May the new year bring you much love, health, and happiness!
Hope you'll come again!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Graphicat's December Sketch Challenge!

It's not too late!!!
You can still submit an entry to this month's sketch challenge
This month you can select your favorite "Cheri" Sketch
to prepare your own creation!
AND the prize this month will be a three month guest DT spot!

This is the sketch I used, it's one of my favs...

And here's what I made...
The lil' cutie is a Kiki La Rue stamp, and the senti
is another FAB creation by our lovely Cheri
and can be found at her store!

So go on over and check it out... the Graphicats would love
you have YOU join in on all the "Graphicats" FUN!!!

Thanks for stopping by my friends, hope you're
enjoying your holidays!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Goodies...

Hey there my blogger buddies!
I'm so pumped about the holidays!!! Are YOU???
I've been busy in the crafty/laundry room (lol!)
Here are some of a few items I've recently completed:

An Altered Recipe Box

Aren't these I Am Roses divine???

I used the following:
 Big Red Gardenia 3.5"/9 cm  
 Big White Gardenias
White Mini Paper Flowers
Small Soft Green 2 Tone Maple Leaves

A Shabby Chic Christmas Tree

This was a lot of fun to created, it just sat in my room for a few weeks,
and everytime I found something that matched, I slapped it on there! LOL!

I used the same mini flowers and maple leaves as the first project, 
but I also added the mini roses.

Mini Mixed Blue and Natural Paper Roses

 Hope you guys enjoyed the pics, I'll come back later and add one more projects, 
but right now I've got to run out and do some xmas shopping before
anyone gets home!!!

Have a great day, thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll return!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dilo En Español Challenge #6

Dilo En Español Challenge #6
Theme: CHRISTMAS!!/Navidad
Giveaway: Stamp Set of Choice
This challenge will be up for all December! 
Abby will have the next challenge in January!

And here are the challenge RULES:

Link your ORIGINAL post with project up to Inlinks

Subir su proyecto ORIGINAL al link de Inlinks en la pagina 

 This HAS to be a NEW project!

Tiene que ser un projecto NUEVO!

 Deadline for this challenge will be midnight December 31, 2011 @ Midnight PST

Fecha limite sera hasta el 31 Diciembre, 2011 medianoche hora del pacifico

 Mention that your project is for "Dilo En Español Challenge"

Menciona que el proyecto es para el Reto de Dilo En Español

Project theme "Christmas"

 El tema del reto es "Navidad"

ONE project per blog

Solo UN proyecto por blog!

Now go out there and have a scrap~happy time!!!
Thank you for stopping by! 
Hope you'll join the challenge!

Enjoy your weekend, And Happy Crafting!!



Saturday, December 3, 2011

Set of 6 Card Swap

Hey Lovelies!!!
Hope you're all doing well on this beautiful day!!
I want to share a set of 6 greeting cards that I prepared to swap with 
my new friend Aurea.
The swap was sponsored by myscraproom.ning, which happens 
to be one of my favorite sites to go visit, hang out, and chat!

All of the cards feature a beautiful assortment of 

Here are some pics:

You can see more details on the video:

Here are the links to the flowers I used:

Thanks for dropping by!


Thursday, December 1, 2011

I Am Roses ~ December Color Challenge

Hello my dearest Blog Buddies!!!
Can you believe it???
There's just so much to be excited about this month!
The Holidays, the Winter Break, having the family TOGETHER!
It really is "the most wonderful time of the year!"
And now we get to add a lil' more joy with another contest!
Are you ready for our first I Am Roses Color Challenge? 
It’s happening right now.  
Here’s your chance to win some of the same fabulous flowers 
that the Design Team uses. 
Head on over to the 
for more details and challenge rules.

Here is the project I created, 
can you guess what the challenge "color" is?
Yup! Blue&White! Makes me think of a Winter Wonderland! :)
Good luck my friends... Now get to craftin'!!! Lol!!!