Wednesday, December 16, 2009

army accordian album

This album came out pretty cool I think! I made this to send to Rodney's mother for Christmas. Just thought I'd surprise her and send it. It has photos for the last year. From dec 2008 to Dec 2009. There are photos and captions on both sides of the album. I have entered this in the following challenges: Penny's Challenges, Creative Inspirations CB, Strap and Stamp, and Practical Scrappers. (it's not christmasy, but is a christmas gift-hope it counts...)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Accordian photo albums

These two albums are exactly the same, just different color ribbon. I made these for some of my neighbors. The theme I was going with these are to look like "packages" Hence the brown paper bag, and the star shaped stamp paper. They are military spouses I am giving them to. I used cereal boxes, paperbags, ribbon, and colored cardstock. Very simple project. I actually made 3 tonight, but I'm saving the last for another post, as I'm going to add photos to it for my husbands mother. I entered these in the following challenges: Penny Challenges, Creative Inspirations challenge blog, Stamp, scrap, & Doodle Saturdays!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

reindeer crossing

This card I used die cuts, stamps, ribbon, and liquid glass. I think it's cute, but something seems off. Maybe I should have used different color ribbon? Unsure what it is. This has been entered in Crazy 4 challenges, Practical Scrappers, Secret Crafter, and Simon Says.


Really simple card. I thought the little christmas cookies saying was cute. Use liquid glass to make cookies and gingerbread stand out more. Entered this card in Practical Scrappers.


Snow is deffinitly not something here in North Carolina, nor is it something I even care to see again, but making cards about it is fun! This card is entered in a few challenges. Simon Says, secret crafter, and crazy 4 challenges.

snowman and wintertree

This card I used CTMH stamps, ink, and liquid glass. I think this is the first card that I didn't "glue" something on. At first I thought it to be kind of "naked" but I don't think its so bad now. Entering this card in Tuesday Taggers. It's not a decorated christmas tree, but a tree in christmas weather. Hope that counts!


This weekend I expanded my crafting past paper. I took a 3 hour class a few weeks ago to learn to make jewelry. So I bought some stuff from wal-mart this week and went to work. Both of these happen to be gifts for my neighbors. I'm entering this in the challenge over at Creative Inspirations challenge blog. Sorry the picture didn't turn out so well. Very cool in person tho!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

mini photo album

Here is a unique and simple photo album I made. I am entering it in two challengesCreative Inspiration wants to see some sparkle and Winter Wonderland does not want to see christmas stamps or paper!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

More Homework!

This child of mine, sure brings me home alot of homework from Pre-k! So this time it's about a thanksgiving project. They wanted us to make messages (they had a list of pictures and meanings they sent home) on the back of paperbags to represent animal skins. I took it a step beyond and used sticks and acorns. We didn't have feathers so we drew them. I am entering this project in for Secret Crafters. The challenge is 4 seasons. You don't have to do all of them if you don't want.

Monday, November 16, 2009


I was choosen as the USA winner for a blog candy giveaway at the I won some stamped images and a Martha Stewart edge punch. I'm excited because 1. I haven't been able to get on for a few weeks now that I've been training for sprint. Weekends seem to be the time I can get any craft goodies done. I went on a retreat this past weekend. I did make some craft goodies, but they don't fit in any available challenges so I haven't posted them yet. and 2. I'm excited because I don't own any Martha stewart punches! So this ROCKS! I'm sending Many Thanks!

Monday, November 9, 2009


I was really hoping to get some card in this weekend, but it just didn't happen. This is the only card I have got done. I actually made it at a craft thing I went to Last Thursday and touched it up at home with glitter. Theres a bit of glitter on the ribbon that I didn't want to wipe off yet, because the glue on the trees were still wet. I'll clean it up later, when it's safe! My new job really doesn't leave me for as much time to craft anymore... Hopefully next weekend I'll produce something to show! Anyways this is a Pennys Challenge. She wants to see a winter theme with glitter or ribbon.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Anouther Homework Project

This project we had to go for a walk collecting leaves. We had to press them for a few days, then glue them on to paper making the shape of an animal. Angel really wanted to make an elephant, but we didn't the right leaves to do that. So Butterfly it is! Honestly she really wasn't into this project as much as the last. At least the last project she got to cut up pictures and use a gluestick on them. So this is what she will be turning in for her homework tomorrow. I was able to find two challenges this would fit in. Stamp, Scrap, and doodle Saturdays wants to see anything but a card. Tuesday Taggers wants to see Bursts of Color!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

trim the tree

Today I was able to squeeze in another x-mas card to add to the list of people I would like to send cards to. I don't know how I feel about this card. I used a mix of stamps and stickers to create it card. It's just not what I imagined. I had something completely different in mind, but when I started working in one of the challenges I had to change my idea. So this is what I ended up with. So without further ado my challenges I used were Practical Scrappers they want you to use two patterned pieces of paper. For this challenge I did not have the right patterned paper so I made my own with a small x-mas stamp set that I received for purchasing ctmh products at a gathering I held. I can't remember the name of it tho. CPS gave me the sketch. I used x-mas string light stickers that are suppose to represent the wavy lines in the background. Scrap and Stamp and Winter Wonderland both had open themes this week.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

2009 Fall Festival

Hello Everone! I've found now that I started my new work from home job 3pm till 12am, that I just have no time to do any scrapping during the week anymore! GASP! Goodthing they make weekends lol! So this afternoon I was scrolling through looking for challenges and I found 8! Omg I couldn't beleive it! Four of them are all Halloween themed which directed me to create this page for my ARMY book that I shared last post. The previous weekend Angel and I went to my husbands brigades Fall festival. Angel dressed as Tinkerbell. We had hotdogs and candy, we had photos taken of us, and pumpkin painting. It was a BYOP bring your own pumpkin. The middle pumpkin in the bottom right corner is the pumpkin my daughter painted. After it dried we put these plastic face pieces on it to make a cat! I thought it was cool that all three pumpkins happen to have a face! The pictures above were taken by the lady dressed as Snow White! I thought Snow White and Tinkerbell should be in a photo together so I took it with her camera! So for Challenges.... Creative Inspiration challenge wants to see some numbers, PC, Polka, Creative Inspirations, and Tuesday Tagger are all Halloween Themed. C4C is Geometric, Color Throw Down wants to see the colors Pomegrante, celery, and teal. Finally Unscripted gave me the sketch! Whew! I almost feel guilty using one page for all 8, but at the same time I'm like YAY THIS ROCKS!

Monday, October 19, 2009


MAINETROOPGREETERS.COM is a site that I got a hint on facebook to check out. Mainetroopgreeters are people that dedicate their time to greet out troops coming and going from the Bangor Maine Airport. One of the things they do for the families of soldiers is photograph and post pictures of the troops online. I was really excited because I found 3 photos my husband was in! (He didn't even know he was photographed!) They have been doing this since 2004. So if anyone has had a solider deploy and knows the exact deployment date they should check out this site. You never know there could be photos of that special someone online! How cool is that?

Challenges I am entering this in are: Unscripted Sketches
#27 sketch challenge. I added the pictures on the side, but the rest of the sketch goes along. Creative Inspirations is about family! Scrap and Stamp wants to know what we are thankful for. I am thankful that their are people willing to support and greet troops no matter the weather condition or time of day or night! I am thankful these people have a site to post photos for the family and friends to view! People like that make all the differences!

This here is something I just wanted to share. Since this is my first deployment, I'm going to scrap what I can about mine and my husbands experiences. I bought this scrapbook from K&COMPANY. It was really expensive and now I'm kicking myself in the rear for doing so because it's now added to the rest of the items I still haven't paid off on my charge card! *sigh* but as I read somewhere on one of Penny's sites: I scrapbook so therefor I'm broke! But I thought it was really cool looking so I wanted to share!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Penny's Pay it Foreward Gift

I decided to try something different for this project. I'll be honest I couldn't for the life of me think of what I could make Penny since she has made just about most things you could make papercraft wise lol... So I picked up some onsale coasters. Two different sets. I mix matched them. I used these stars that I found in my stash that are made to rub on hard surfaces. After doing so I put one coat of Modge Podge and three coats of Acrylic Sealer. I didn't test them out so I pray it works lol...
I think these coasters are really cool because they have a wooden base to hold them upright when not in use.

It's hard to see in this photo but it says Thanks for being my friend on the inside cover. This box I made was a pizza box, but I had to make some adjustments to make it deeper. Somehow it came out perfect sized! The cover and sides are stamped with the Stamping Up set I won few months ago.
Now for Challenges! I used Polka Doodles sketch. Scrap and Stamp wants to know what your thankful for? Our Creative Corner has a color challenge. The cute little mouse you see on the box is a digi challenge over at Tuesday Taggers

Friday, October 16, 2009


This journal was requested by one of my neighbors. Since she helped me out in a time of need I jumped on that request. I asked her to give me something to start as a base and she said Butterflys. She also stated NO PINK! So this is what I came up with. I made so many oppses with this damn thing! I had to run to Pennys house this afternoon for a scrappers emergency lol... I punched holes on the wrong side of the front. As you can see I needed something to "fill the blanks"! The rest is pretty much the same as the last. For challenges I used Scrap and Stamps Summery challenge with at least one stamp. I stamped her name on the inside with CTMH alphabet stamp set. I used Stamp somethings bling challenge. There are shiny butterfly jewels on the front. Next would be Simon says stamps sketch. similar to another I was going to use but chose this one instead. At last Secret Crafters challenge was to dig deep! Believe it or not the butterfly stickers and the daisys I've had eight years!
P.S. I gave it to her after I posted this and she LOVED it! She was so excited she took pictures on her phone and sent them to her mom and posted them online lol! YAYYYYY!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

gift for my mother

The last journal I made was intended for my mom, but I changed my mind and made this one for her instead. I used a cardboard box and a paper bag to cover it. I have lots of paper- but not the colors I need or not enough to pages to complete a project. Besides I really like the bag look! Afain I used the dogs rabies tag rings to hold it together. This time I tied ribbon on the rings. I had a couple leftover embellishments from a different project. The rake and bag of leaves. I added them last minute. They weren't in my original intentions. I used liguid glass on the heart in the middle of the tree and the words love you on the leaf in the bottom left corner.

This project is compatable with a few challenges.

Pennys Challenges week 11 is Autum themed with a tree.

Secret Crafter week 53 is Autum colors

Our Creative Corner is the sketch I used

Paper craft planet/Simon Says challenge is to make anything but a card and give it as a gift!

Friday, October 9, 2009


So today I walk into the PX and I see a stand near the door with products that if you purchase them they will donate money for breast cancer. And then I see it... A PINK SHARPIE! I couldn't resist! Then I decided I would make a breast cancer card to add to the collection I'm mailing to Dustin Pike. So then I get home and check the mail and there is a package from Barb! Such a sweet lady! I was so excited to see the things she sent me! I used the black pearls and the hard to see clear ribbon from the sample pack of things she sent me! How exciting Barb THANK YOU THANK YOU! I do not know where I got the digital image from... I got it from a list of free offered digital stamps during a recent bloghop and didn't think to write the site down to give them credit for it! So Sorry! The only challenge I used was MOJO MONDAYS sketch. The pink ribbon on the front of the card and the writing on the inside was done with my new pink sharpie! I used liquid glass on the ribbon to give it that extra shine! You cannot see it but the edges are distressed with Martha Stewarts pink ink. I like it! This is my first time making something breat cancer related!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Embrace change

This is another card I made to mail along with a few other cards for Dustin Pikes cause. It bugs me a little that when I photograph my cards. They just do not look the same. Because in person this card rocks! I wanted to share That the stamps I used are a set of Stampin Up stamps that I won during a bloghop a while back from My Simple life on paper. I used the sketch from Midnight Madness. That was all I had in mind when I created this card. Often I browse Pennys candy bar links (Hers are neatly coordinated by days of the week!) I found two more challenges This card fits with. Tuesday Taggers challenge is Shades of Autumn. The second would be Scrap and Stamp Saturday which is calling for using a quote. The quote that is hard to read in this picture came from my new CTMH treasures set. It says ...the winds of change bring treasures unknown...embrace change... I also found one more challenge in my postings! Dare to be Sassy is having a Fall inspiration challenge! As you can see I destressed the edges and mixed green and brown. The maple leaf embellishment happens to be in my stash I have that I have no idea who made it- but it fit Perfect!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cards for Dustins cause

Dustin Pike is asking crafters to donate 5 or 6 cards for him to turn in to a hospital he supports to sell to raise money. Click here if your interested in details. Blog candy is being offered as well. So this is one of the cards I thought I'd send. It's my first attempt at making a round card. Which happens to be a challenge @ CCEE Stampers. To make it more durable I used cardboard then cover it with designer paper. I used a sketch from Carols sketch fun. I modified it alittle, but it's still close. And last but not least I got my inspiration from Penny's Challenges. The inspiration that came to me said Nature! The inside of the card simply says Thank You!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Grown with Love

This card was made for Pennys Challenges. It was a sketch. A REALLY REALLY EASY ONE! Lol... and you'd never believe I had scrappers block for at least an hour before I started! I wanted to do something christmas or fall related, but ended up with neither! I am so so so in love with this CTMH tree stamp! Oh the things I can do with it! Unsure if you can tell I did alittle edge destressing too.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Let it snow

This card fits into a couple challenges. Winter Wonderland -Sleigh bells ring. Creative Inspirations -letters/numbers. Also Creative Inspirations Challenge -Christmas in October

It may be hard to tell in this photo, but in person it's a nice card! The background red paper has snowflakes stamped in white. The four corners have a tiny diamond in the middle and liquid glass on them. The snowflake with the diamond on the bell is an embellishment that was in my stash so I have no Idea who made it, but it's very pretty! As you can tell I distressed the edges of the card with cranberry. The letters SN&W are letters I traced and cut out of snowflake paper.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


I'm so excited! Finally I've made one of these with a pocket that you can replace the pad of paper inside! Instead of calling it a journal I can call it stationary! YAAAYYY! LOL I used the card borad from a capri sun box. VERY VERY thick! It makes it very sturdy tho. The rings that are holding it together are from the rabies tags you would recieve from your local vetrinary office. That was a real pain attaching them! But I have confidence they won't be coming off easy either! This project I used the sketch from Midnight Madness. The Halloween theme is a challenge from Stamp Scrap and Doodle. That is actually the site where I have won my 2nd blog candy! Yayyyy!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Card For Paige!

This card is made for a 13 yr old girl from NH (The state I grew up in!). I do not know Paige but I learned through blogger that she was recently in a boating accident. They are asking for cards to be mailed to her! If interested in updates on her click here.
I have several challenges I used to help me create this card! Simon says has a 24 hr challenge to make a girly card for Paige! I'm just waiting on an email for the address so I can drop it in the mail!
ICSketches is the sketch used.
62 Cards wants to see a new card!
CCEE Stampers has a digital image challenge!
C4C5 wants to see some stictching!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Christmas Card!

My order of CTMH came in Yesterday! YAYYY! I recieved four stamp sets! And guess what? I used something from each one on it! Petite perks, Snow friends, Grown with love, and Treasures. Infact I used every thing but the blending pen. I didn't realize you needed waterbased markers and pencils to use it with. So by some miracle I found half of a colorless blending pencil in with my colored pencils that I had no idea I even owned! I also used some liquid glass on the snowman, bird, and some of the snow. So what challenges have inspired me? Tuesday taggers "Trees". (I'm just inlove with the tree stamp I now own! I can think of tons of things I can do with it, and it would look different everytime!) Unscripted Sketches would be the sketch I used.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2nd Gift Box

This is the second gift box I have made for my other teenage cousin. Penny had asked me if it was the Pizza box and yes I used a pizza box tutorial I found on splitcoasters. I already submitted a project to Winter Wonderland this week. I checked their site out and it didn't say whether or not I could submit a second, so I thought I'd do it anyway! What the heck right? The sketch I used this week is from Stamp Scrap & Doodle. I used the die cuts challenge over at Practical Scrappers as well

Monday, September 28, 2009

Gift Box

Finally a challenge to make a gift box! I have been meaning to make two gift boxes to send to my young preteen cousins, but have been stalling! So Maybe tomorrow I'll get around to making the second? I don't know maybe lol. The challenge was at Winter Wonderland.
The second challenge I used was the sketch from Get Sketchy.
They have a bonus challenge as well "Destressing Edges"! Penny if you haven't entered this one you better! Your great at destressing edges LOL! So I like how it came out. Now that I see how the box looks with the paper hole punches on the sides I wish I used my mushroom stamps for the top instead of the snowman! I been wanting to use them and haven't! Maybe I will for the second box I need to make. Anyways I was trying to make the side of the box match the snowmans hat. Ok enough babbling for now! Enjoy!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Four Challenges!

This Ugly Breakfast box is what I started with LOL!

I used the Mojo Monday sketch. I hurried through it tonight to make the deadline. I'm not 100% happy with the outcome- but I kinda like it.

I used Simon Says challenge to "Stitch it up"

I used Die cut and Dreams challenge of using "ribbon and trims"

Last but not least I used Our Creative Corners "Monochromatic challenge"