Tuesday, November 22, 2011

~Gobble Gobble Fun~

Good morning my crafty friends and happy holidays to you!

I stopped last week to make a project with my kids, these cute
turkey cards (or name tags) for the boys teachers.
The boys are always begging to play with my toys and I decide
with my new iTop 2.0 I would let them, so we wrapped twine
around the XL brads and made these Turkey cards!
It was not only simple but I think they are adorable!
And of course since they are showcasing the iTop 2.0 on the
Imaginisce blog this week, they are giving them away!
So go check it out and sign up to win! :)
I am wondering if these might work at the Thanksgiving table too? Hmmmm

Oh and the in laws arrived safe and sound yesterday, we are all
a bit worn down but the boys were so excited!
The got to playing games right away...
The boys are convinced they just came to play games! LOL
Well have a wonderful week my friends, I am off to turkey shop!

Monday, November 21, 2011

~Snow Cards & Family Time, DT Call!~

Good morning my friends,
as you read this I am probably headed into town to pick up my
in laws for a lovely 2 week visit.

I will probably miss a few days in the next 2 weeks, so don't leave me! LOL
I wanted to share this card I made after I made my own stencils
using the Momenta Stencil maker. It was a fun little project.
I have a feeling I will be making a video tutorial this week for it! :)
Plus I have been DYING to use this stamp that has been in
my craft drawer for months, since I on it on Dawn's blog!
Snowflakes Are Winter's Butterflies....I LOVE THAT.
Oh and this was all made with Momenta and while I am sharing with you
I thought I would let y'all know Momenta us having a design team call!
I am so blessed to work with them, what a fantastic company.
I know many of you are super talented, go try!
Here is the link:
The call is currently open and runs through December 15th.
1. You must love Momenta products!
2. You must be able to commit to a 1 year term, which will be from
December 15, 2011 through December 31, 2012
3. You must be at least 18 years of age.
4. You will be responsible for creating and posting 3-4 projects per month that include step-by-step instructions as well as be involved in the Design Team Forum.
5. You agree to release the rights of your designs to Momenta for display on the
company website, blog, in company publications, and as needed for trade shows.
6. You must be willing to submit to publication calls 2-3 times per month.
In return you will receive:
1. Generous product shipments filled with Momenta Products.
2. Your picture and bio on the Momenta website.
To apply please send the following to jcripps@momenta.com with the subject line "DT Call 2012" with the following:
1. Full name, address, phone number and email address
2. Link to your blog/website and an online gallery of your work (if you have a separate gallery).
3. Links to your Facebook profile, Twitter account (if applicable), You Tube account (if you have one), and any other online social media you would be willing to use to promote Momenta.
4. A link to your current online resume or include in the email body current obligations, design teams, and publications, if any.
5. Attach 3 samples of your recent work (within the last 6 months) which best showcases your style. It is not a requirement that you use Momenta products, but it is beneficial as we want to see what you can do with our products!
Please attach photos of the projects to your submission email. Images must be .jpeg each under 500KB in size.
Submission deadline is December 15, 2011
Our design team members will be notified via email and announced on the blog shortly after!

Ok that's it for me today! Wish me luck this week, so much
to do and so little time.....Happy Monday My Friends~

Saturday, November 19, 2011

~Holiday Cards & New Tool~

Good morning my friends...

well the count down begins for company arriving.
To be perfectly honest I will probably miss a few days of blogging.
My in laws are arriving shortly and staying until Dec. 3rd. I imagine
the entire first week will be pretty packed but I will update when I can!

I made these card using something special....
WAX!!! yea buddy WAX! haha

Have you seen the new tool the Sizzle & MELT tool from Purple Cows?
Well that is what I used for these cards.
These amazing cards are pre-made from Momenta (blank) and
I used the Sizzle tool to melt silver wax and emboss it onto
Also all the snowflakes on the card are silver wax.
OHH OH and the edges on the card below, I painted it on with the melt tool!
The embossed silver cardstock is Momenta, and I stamped on it
using StazOn ink so it would not smear.
I really loved making these cards, it was a fun project to make
black Christmas cards, who says you can use black for Christmas?! LOL


Friday, November 18, 2011

~Friday Fun~

Good morning!!!

We are in the countdown to Thanksgiving and to my in laws arriving.

My boys are so excited but we are also in DR. mode, 3 visits in one week,

so wish me luck today! :) My friend Jeannie who is a whiz made me this

personalized blinkie, I just think it's so cute! Ok she needs about 50 pounds on her but besides that it's me! LOL

Grab My Badge!


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If you would like to post it on your blog I would love it! :)

Happy Friday and I will be back tomorrow with new projects, I actually have a few in the works including making my own stencils, but with sick kids and company coming it is all on my desk LOL

I think I will see what I have for a giveaway for anyone who uses my blinkie...whatcha think? Good right?

Thanks Jeannie!!!! Here is her blog


Don't forget to enter my Cricut Cartridge GIVEAWAY this week! You still have time!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

~GIveaway + Advent Calendar Tutorial~

Ok my crafty friends, it is FINALLY the 17th and my HOG THE BLOG
is up on the Imaginisce blog...I gave a step by step tutorial for this simple
advent calendar, and I bought a GIVEAWAY!

So head on over to the Imaginisce Blog and COMMENT!
Also don't forget about the Cricut Cartridge GIVEAWAY on this blog! :)
Happy Thursday!!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

~GIVEAWAY + Excitement At Home & TOMORROW!!!!~

Good morning my friends,
TOMORROW is the day *happy dance* the day I HOG THE BLOG
on Imaginisce and I bought a special GIVEAWAY for it too!
PLEASE check out the Imaginisce blog tomorrow! :)

In the mean time I have a GIVEAWAY today!
I don't have this cartridge but think it would go to better use
somewhere else for sure so I am giving it away.
All you have to do is leave a comment here!! Be sure to check back tomorrow
for my HOG THE BLOG on Imaginisce, and next Friday I will post a WINNER!

In the mean time the dining room set arrived yesterday,
I think it look lovely, I hope it stands the test of time.
It's much darker then the photo showed online and we never got to see
it in person, but it's pretty and really sturdy. Even my jolly green giants
should not be able to break it (I hope).

Ok I am off to get ready for tomorrow, plus we have only 3 days until
company arrives, so much to do and so little time!
Have a beautiful Wednesday~


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

~Video Tutorial For The Card That Made Me Mad!!~

Good morning my crafty friends,

Are you ever on a roll, I mean really cranking out the crafts
and very excited about it....then all of a sudden it all crashes LOL

I was that way last week, I was on a roll, I made a video tutorial,
I made a step by step photo tutorial for Imaginisce & Glue Arts...
I was rolling along with my alcohol inks and Clear Scraps,
I went to put this card together and the ribbon went crazy!
(Here is the video for the snowflake)

I could not get my ribbon to set right for anything.
In the end it was too late, I had made the video and set it all up
so I just rolled with it and photographed it anyways.
Hey no one is perfect right? LOL The technique is fun and using the
Glue Arts Adhesive squares with glitter...well it rocks.
But don't look at the card! hahahaha

Happy Tuesday my friends, thank you for popping by and saying hello
it's so amazing to wake up and read comments every day.
I appreciate every one of you!

Monday, November 14, 2011

~Just Life Today~

Good morning my friends!

I took a breather from crafting this weekend to play with the family
and friends. I do have crafty goodness to share and don't forget
the 17th I have the HOG THE BLOG and giveaway on Imaginisce,
and today I do have a project on Imaginisce partnered with Glue Arts
but for today I just wanted to share pictures from this weekend! :)

I went to lunch with my girlfriends,
then off to a 31 purse party, we had a blast!!
Then Saturday night we headed for paint supplies and all day Sunday
we painted and cleaned the house. I painted the front and back door
a very wild pumpkin orange, and the dining-room wall a bright fun orange.
I have more plans for more paint but we just did a little for now.
The main reason is because this little dining room set is coming
on Tuesday! :) A counter height set, easier for me to get in and out of.
I think it will match nicely. The first set I picked out was colorful but
out of stock so this is the alternative, paint the kitchen and keep the
furniture natural. I am very excited.

And I also wanted to share the view from my porch, this was
a couple days ago at around 6:30am. Hubs called and said "Go outside!"
So I snapped pictures, it really was beautiful, I am so very blessed.

That was my weekend in a nutshell, nothing super crazy just my boring
little country life. No drama, nothing cool LOL
I hope you enjoyed your weekend and I will be back tomorrow with
some crafty projects! MUAH~


Saturday, November 12, 2011

~Altering Goodness & Life News~

Good morning and happy weekend my friends!

Here is a little box I altered a couple week's ago to use up
some old crafty supplies. *YEA*
I love using up my scraps and feeling accomplished! :)
Oh by the way these little boxes are like .99 at Michaels! STEAL!!

Now on the home front had some good news yesterday,
we began our long journey for my son and set up his first
diagnostic appointments. It's a huge step and we are very
excited and I am so proud of my boy.

You know I am the face of a survivor,
I am the face of a child who was molested, I am
the face of a woman who was beaten/abused,
I am the face of a mother, I am the face
of a woman and a wife, and I am happy to embrace being
the face of a mother of a child with a disability if this is what
my path is and what God has in store for me.

I have always been open and shared my stories in life step by step
from pain/survival to healing, and I see this as a new journey
and opportunity to do the same. This won't be the last time you
hear about this journey, I hope you walk with me to the end.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

~Winner + Video Tutorial NEW TOOL!~

Good morning!!
I love friday's because it is the end of the week but man
the boys drag on Friday mornings LOL

Remember this card I posted last week?
Well everyone has been asking about the tool I used on it
called the PIN IT
So I made a video of the new tool from Purple Cows and
did a quick tutorial on it.
I really like it, I like adding the metal with no muss or fuss.

Ok on to the Cricut cartridge winner....
Blogger Suella said...

I always enjoy looking at your blog & awesome projects. I really like this neato cartridge has cool things on it.

Please email or Facebook me your information in the next
7 days, or I will choose a new winner next Friday! :)
Have a great weekend everyone!


~Clearly Christmas Fun~

Good morning!!

It is frigid this morning, boy I can feel winter peeking around the corner
and it puts me in the mood to scrap the Christmas photos from last year.

Imaginisce has a special post today called "Out Of Shape",
and I am one of the designers they asked to make a shaped project.
They are also giving away an irock package this week
so head over and comment! :)
For this page I used the XL Acrylic Shape from Clear Scraps,
then I added some Imaginisce goodies, then some Christmas
ribbons, and some shiny gold metallic cardstock from Kanban.
and of course the whole thing is held together by my Glue Arts
Extreme glue because it rocks my acrylic!
Oh and I found glitter glue at Michaels for 1.00 from Studio G,
now it tales a few more minutes to dry but I added it to the edges
and set it aside while I made dinner.

I actually feel like decorating for Christmas now! LOL
Hey have you entered my CRICUT CARTRIDGE GIVEAWAY??
From last Friday??? HURRY it's the last day to enter! GO!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

~Blog Hop Fun & Giveaway Too!~

Good morning my crafty-licious friends!!

Today is the Samantha Walker Creative Team Monthly Blog Hop.

I was going to go with paper this month but when I found out
Samantha was giving away digi kits as the prize I decided to go with
a digital layout instead! :)
I love the Harvest Moon Collection, and this soft simple layout is
completely made made with it. Isn't it funny how creating a digital
layout takes me just as long asa paper layout, maybe even longer?!
But I love the result, I think I will print this one up for my scrapbook.

Ok hop on to the next blog
and if you missed the blog before me it was....

Now go enter to win! What a great prize package, I am excited.

Don't forget on November 17th I am going to be guest blogging on Imaginisce,
with a FULL tutorial and project +giveaway, and I think tomorrow
a special acrylic layout is coming~ Good times. :)
Have a beautiful day~

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

~Sweet Vintage High Fashion Card~

Hey there friends,
I almost did not blog today but then I remembered I needed to
remind all my digi scrappy friends (and all the rest) that tomorrow
is the Samantha Walker Creative Team BLOG HOP, and
I came across this card I had not posted yet! :)

If you have not tried the Purple Cows PIN IT yet, it's so fun.
See the pretty gold leaves on the Kanban Crafts card I created?
Those are from the Pin It. All the rest is Kanban, and the lace
is vintage from my stash spritzed with Smooch Spritz.
I nearly fainted when I found these quote die cuts from Kanban and they
were quotes from Coco Chanel!!!! *swoon* I am a big fan of fashion
and she really pioneered women's fashion, so it was cool to find.
Plus what gf would not like a card like this! :) Vintage and fun...loves it!
I also used my Glue Arts glue on this one....
have I pimped enough product yet?? LOL

If you wonder why I always post what the product is...it's not because
I am paid, because I am not...it is simply because I always get emails
asking what the products are so my friends can find them.
Now I try to just post what I use all the time. And if I like it
and trust it TRUST the product :) Then I will tell ya because
it's a treat to find a great product that I can trust! :)
Ok I am off to do more unpacking, have a fantastic day~

Monday, November 7, 2011

~Captured Moments & Fun News~

Good morning my friends!

I have some fun news coming up...#1 on November 17th
I will be HOGGING the Imaginisce Blog...and YES in true Pinky fashion
I have picked up a GIVEAWAY for that day, so stay tuned!

Wednesday this week will be the Samantha Walker BLOG HOP
and attention DIGI scrappers, you will want to stay tuned for this one!

Ok on to this layout I created, I used Momenta Card stock as the base,
I just love the Momenta card stock....so easy to use and pretty.


I also used Smooch Spritz (all the blue) as paint splatters,
I took the mister off and sort of flung it on.

I pretty much had fun using up old supplies.

I had been wanting to scrap this photo since summer, I know
these photos are going to be few and far between in the coming years. :)

My sweet hubby this weekend began the process of unpacking
the rest of our boxes from when we moved so many years ago!
I feel like we are headed to being 100% unpacked and decorated...exciting
ok I am off to put out the long lost unpacked candles and fall
goodies. Going to be a great Monday!