Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cuppy Cakes

Loooove me some cuppy cakes….and these are especially good ones.

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SU! Choc Chip and Cameo Coral CS. Prima’s Embossed Cupcake Card Stock; Kaiser Kraft cupcake PP; Misc ribbon; Frosted Chocolate- Buttermilk Cupcake Recipe from martha

Monday, November 30, 2009

That was a long hiatus....

I can't even say it was any fun. Or that is is over. I've been consumed with work for months. It has really hurt my creative time in all ways. Not time to craft, to read about crafting, to blog, to cook, its been awful! It probably isn't over either, but it has slowed down a bit for the holiday season.


SO I'll try to get ahead a bit while I have the time...

I'll share a couple tidbits that I've stolen from Nancy, one of the SFTIO designer's blog...


Worst things that happened this weekend:

Not having  ALL the kids here for Turkey Day.

Hardly any leftovers!

Neck and shoulders really aching.


Best things that happened this weekend:

Turkey Dinner was wonderful, if I do say so myself. I had a great time visiting with the family.

Got a scrapbook page done, only one though.

Got the new craft room cleaned out. Carpet cleaners come late this week and then it'll be ready to move into!

Had a very lazy Saturday! I don't do that often. I needed it.

4 days in a row without all.! OH my!

Went to a Cincinnati Bearcat game with Steve, Cindi and Matt and FROZE my tushka OFF! But the game rocked! Our seats were GREAT!

Got my DROID phone! * happy dance* I feel like a cool kid now!

Watched Angels and Demons and Santa Buddies. First one was great, second one was cute. Vincent will love it when he comes home.

Found four boxes of pictures in the top of the garage.THE MISSING Pictures included.  It was a hard weekend to look at the photos of Pat and I growing up with Mom and Dad...but oh so good to have found them. I truly thought they'd been gone forever.


The good outweighs the bad tremendously in my life. I am grateful.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Magnolia- Is this your egg?

I adore this little Edwin and chicken stamp.


I colored Edwin with colored pencils, then tricked him out with a background K&Co paper, a scrap of Basic Grey’s new Marrakech paper, and some cardstock that I ran through the cuttlebug with the distressed Stripes folder, and then sanded to give it an old barn door feel.  I think the card turned out just adorable.

The Butterfly Catcher


I find it amusing that suddenly I find myself CRAZY over butterflies, when I really haven’t cared for them for a few years. Go figure! I bet the new Magnolia Butterfly collection had something to do with the new found love of those *flutterbys*


Sunday, June 07, 2009

Folded-heavy starch =)



I love these shirts!  After you get the first one figured out ( which isn’t really hard, especially when you use the Scor-pal) you can whip these out faster than taking the real kind out of the dryer.  A quick google on *Hawaiian Shirt Origami* will get you the directions.

The background PP is from a summery Colorbok pad, that I ran through the cuttlebug with the Distressed embossing folder. The shirts were made from a K&Co 4x6 mat pad. The sentiment is cut from  the Caligraphy CRICUT cartridge.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother’s Day Tri Fold cards




This technique has been raging through the ScorPal Pals yahoo group the past couple weeks and I finally got to try my hand at it this weekend. I made one card for my MIL for Mother’s Day and one I’ll use for another occasion at some point.

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The card design looks complicated, but is suprisingly easy. My Bazzil CS didn’t holdup well under the folds though. I suspect that was an error on my part. Probably need to scope with the grain or something. I’ll have to explore that.


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3 Wishes

3 Wishes--It is really hard to settle on only three! Sure, I have lots of *self*, security, health, wishes for the kids, grandkids, parent's..lots of them.
But a friend and I were talking recent;y about how at the core of each person, there is a need to be understood and accepted. I think that sums up what everyone really is searching for in this life.




Credits: Most items came from the wonderful *May Kit from Scrapbooking From the Inside Out .

C’oredinations Fushia Fizz CS; 7Gypsies, K&Co and Websters Pages PP; AC Haute/Glamour 4 ribbon;SEI Square Ink Pad, Lime;Prima Sunshine Flowers, Lizzy, *SFTIO EXCLUSIVE journaling 'starter spot';American Crafts Thickers – Rainboots – Powder & White Foam; Making Memories Brads

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Handmade blossoms


So I tried my hand at handmade flowers tonight. I think they turned out cute for a first try.



How about a close-up?


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

What’s for dinner?

It’s already time to choose a new recipe to scrap for a Cricut MB swap. Seems like I just finished this one! No worries though, it is such fun designing these.


Gosh, I can’t remember who’s line that cute utensil  and green polka dotted paper is from. Anybody know? I got it at B&B Scrapbooks.

This recipe looks complicated, but really isn’t and is quite yummy.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Clear as Mud

This photo for this page was taken a few weeks ago, on a muddy, rainy weekend. It fit this page perfectly!



I love how this page turned out. It is a pretty straight scraplift  from a design I saw in April’s Creating Keepsakes mag.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Pretty Tilda in Pinks

Isn’t she just adorable? I made several versions of this card. I couldn’t help myself, she’s so doggone cute on all these pink designer papers.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Name that Dish

Oh my gosh, I had so much fun creating this page..about as much fun as I had creating the gifts at Christmas time that this page is all about!


I made the girls baking dishes onto which I had glass etched thier last names. They turned out so well and were so easy with some vinyl, and the cricut.

This page was fun for the same reasons. I used one of the calligraphy cart fonts, shadowed, and filled with gold glittery distressed stickles…so sweet!!!!!!!

A limited edition tag cut from graphically speaking, some primas and white paint atop a gorgeous piece of SEI  Alpine Forest paper and…voila!



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Loving me some rub-ons


More pretty SEI Mimosa paper, along with some Martha Stewart border rubons and the most AMAZING Maya Road black floral and butterfly rubons. No kidding, these were the smoothest, rub ons I’ve ever used! Love them.

What else..a colorbok CB heart, couple of white pop dots that I inked to match and a Maya Road journaling circle.

Bit of an introspective from a mirror photo set, made for a challenge on Personal Clarity.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Baby Land

For no real reason, aside from having a stack of long gatefold cards that I wanted to use, I went on a baby card making adventure. I think they turned out cute.

Everything used is from my stash too! Bonus!



I love the effect of multi layering with the floral border punch from Martha Stewart.




Isn’t the bold flower and ribbon pull tab great on this one?!


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Its so clear now…


Meet my Grandma and Grandpa and my Mama and Daddy….

4 people who inked themselves upon my life, in so many ways…mostly good…which is what the page commemorates.


SEI Mimosa papers ( full of glitter!), and some other darling embellishments. Title cut with Stone Script cartridge. Check out that sweet crocheted trim I scored for a buck at Big Lots this week! Love a bargain!


On a clear Day

Not much blogging been happening for me, but lots of crafting has been happening. Let’s see how long it takes me to get caught up…



The photo was taken a few weeks ago atop Lovers Lane in southeastern Tennessee.

Fun page to create using papers from C’oredinations, and SEI’s new Mimosa line. Storybook and Calligraphy carts used for the title. Maya Road journal block and assorted lil embellies finish it off.


I used clear glitter glue around all the edges of the pale cream floral design I cut from one of the SEI papers to give it a little shimmer to match the shimmery butterflies.