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"

Thursday, September 24, 2009

CROW old with

This is a card I made to mail to my husband in Afghanistan. I got the inspiration to make this type of card from Dawn! Thanks Dawn I would have never thught to make a card that would open this way! One challenge I used was Penny's Challenges. The challenge was BIRDS! My husband's favorite bird is a crow. The inside of the card I also wan't to point out is a enlarged image of a crow I was given to from Barb over at got pms?. The second challenge I used was Unscripted Sketches. That one is a sketch challenge. I'm really happy with this card. If I had the CTMH blending pen I ordered already I would say it came out perfect. I used one at my recent scrap party I hosted and now I'm dieing to own one! LOL... Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Deployment Day

Well I can only enter this in two challenges now. The sketch I used was for Practical Scrappers, but I missed the deadline. Dang it! That's twice I've done that! But what I have left is the challenge "It's Raining men" @ Die Cut Dreams and Scallops @ Pennys Challenges

I tried to Match my paper the best I could to Rodney's uniform colors. I glued a patch of his that he couldn't use, due to it being offcentered, on my page. I included a newpaper article explaining alittle about his job he'll be doing. I also used my CTMH Hero's pride stamp.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happiness walks on busy feet!

I really like this stamp I used. It was something I picked up in the clearance isle in Wal-mart. I don't konw the maker tho. I used Martha Stewart ink with it. I destressed the edges of white with CTMH desert sand ink. The hole punches are something I purchased from Wal-mart many years ago as well. This was completed for two challenges. OCC which is a color combo this week and Tuesday Taggers whith the challenges of using punches.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


I completed two challenges with this card. This would be my fourth card submitted to Barbs PMSSC01. The colors selected for Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Challenge. It may be hard to see in this photo, but I inked the edges of the blue with orange. I learned how to do that today from Penny. She consulted a scrapbook party for me today yayy! I always wondered how she did that. I made this card with the intentions of sending it to my husband in Afghanistan. I didn't want to put any writting on the front like Happy Holiday or Happy Halloween, because over there it's just a normal work day like any other day. He works seven days a week so I decided I'd just leave it blank and handwrite on the inside "Thinking of you this Holiday" or something close to that. I try to stay positive and watch things I say. I try to refrain from saying I miss you or I wish you were here. Instead I try to say I look foreward to the next time I hear from you or something like that. I picked up that tip from a deployed spouse support group/dinner I went to. By the way the blue and orange are much brighter in person then in this picture!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wall Hanging

Penny has this really cute wall hanging on her door and I thought I would try to make one myself! I used some cheap plasticish coasters, cardstock, ribbon, and embellishments.

I also used 3 challenges to complete this task!

This would be a MIDNIGHT MADNESS sketch. I have been a follower for many weeks, but this would be my first attempt at playing along! The dome sticker says Patience is a virtue. At first I thought the sketch looked hard, but I like what I came up with!

This sketch came from MOJO MONDAY.
The dome sticker in the middle says Hope. I really like the colors I used for this one.

This last sketch came from ICSKETCHES. I am a new follower and this is my first sketch attempt with them! The dome sticker says Strength. I liked using the dome stickers. They seemed to give the wall hanging "weight".

Monday, September 14, 2009

4 challenges

Once again it's one of my famous recycled journals. This one isn't one of my favorites. I think I have the colors backwards. I feel the green is too strong. *sigh* practice makes perfect right? You'll be seeing a few of these journals, as I'm making them for family gifts. I was able to get 4 challenges


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Another recycled Journal

A couple challenges in this one. Mojo Monday sketch. Winter wonderland using frosy (crap I might be too late for that one. Last but not least Polka Doodles making anything but a card.


My daughter got her first homework project, or I should say our homework project. I was to help her create a collage of things important to her. This including photos, of family, pets, places, baby pictures, etc. So I used Penny's sketch to begin with on the front side of her homework. I put together the design of everything, but we did equal amounts of work I think. Angelena cut most of the pictures and put the glue on them. She picked out things she wanted on it, painted the humming bird. The backside is a "lollypop" made out of photos. She chose that. (if it were me choosing I'd have gone with a cat lol!) Oh I guess I should tell you all my daughter is 4 and she's in pre-k. The project is going in a book at school the children and share and talk to each other about I guess from my understanding. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Halloween Bookmark

I was able to squeeze four challenges in with this one! I used the callenge sketch from C4C1. I'll be honest I had a very hard time with that sketch. I wanted to make a card, but.... I used premade envelopes mostly 4 1/2 by 5 and I couldn't think of a way to make the card with the circle at the top fit in the envelope, and not be well whatever I decided I would make a bookmark instead! The colors Orange and Chocolate came from this weeks challenge over at Die Cut Dream. This is my first time playing along with them! I kinda like the color challenges. I used the shape punch challenge with Practical Scrappers. I used the bookmark challenge over at Tuesday Taggers The front I used a shape punch on the corners of the orange. The backside is where I used my small square punch. I kinda had my mom in mind while making this card (giving it as a x-mas gift) But I don't know if I should just keep it. I mean do people give halloween things to people on christmas? I dunno.

The picture on the back side is of Angel last year with her piggy pumpkin! It seemed to tie in well with the color challenge since the pumpkin is orange and her t-shirt is brown!

I also thought I'd share two of my three spotlight stealers! While I was take pictures my kitty's were trying to get their fame as well! The black one is Mew. The little tabby is Oz!

Monday, September 7, 2009

You are so Tweat!

This would be another of my earth friendly projects I've created LOL! What I mean by that is just a few hours ago this was a Tinkerbell fruitsnack box! I made this gift with my friend Kara in mind. Perhaps I'll mail it to her for Christmas. I have known her since I was 9. I met her at a diabetic camp "Camp Carefree." Anyways I used two challenges for this. The sketch came from CCEE Stampers. This would be my first time playing along with CCEEC! It seemed to be a really easy sketch for me! The second challenge I played along with week is Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog. I believe this would also be my first time playing along with this site as well! This was great because my friend loves the color purple and she's going to love this I know it! I've been having issues making these projects with various glues. Martha Stewarts glue makes the card board bend. CTMH just doesn't hold well. So I used a basic gluestick you can pick up in the school supply of Wal-mart, and Hotglue. It seems to be holding well. We'll see LOL.


Yayyyy I'm still excited! Where you ask? I happened to find her site, while I was doing a little blog hopping on this past Saturday! Thank You Thank You that really made my day excellent! She's got some interesting and nice things on her site, so you should stop by!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Another Birthday

Thanks to good ole myspace I found out it's my neighbors birthday this week. So I got to work making her a card! This picture does not give this card justice-because to see it in person it's FRIKEN AWESOME! The cupcake is a free gift I recieved from Penny's Challenges just for participating in a challenge! You can get yours too if you if you get your project in before Wednesday. Penny also sells digital stamps on her site So you should see what she's got in store! Anways the cupcake is lifted. I also used some of Martha Stewarts glue and glitter on the frosting. This is the second time I've ever used glitter on a card. The sketch came from The challenge over their is good till Saturday! So be sure to check all three sites out!

Friday, September 4, 2009


I actually had fun with this card! I think it came out GREAT! I used a Sugar Nellie Stamp image that Barb from gotpms? mailed me. What a wonderful stamp set! It's adorable I love it! Anywho I used the spots and stripes challenge over at

Then I hopped on over to Simon says Stamp challenge! It's Heidi's birthday over at Simon says stamp, so lets all make sure we wish her a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I've decided I'll be sending this card to my former co-worker that lives in Arizona. She's been having a hard time due to the death of her mother. I think she's a nice lady, down to earth. So I'm hoping this puts a smile on her face!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Yesterday I got Barbs cards in the mail she sent me for the Military spouses. With the cards Barb also sent me a small stack of stamped images and digital images! It's the small things in life that make me happy, because that made me estatic! I also found out it is my former Neighbors birthday this weekend! So I decided I would use one of the stamped images Barb sent me and also use the sketch challenge she has on her blog. Want details on how to win her candy? Visit her at to view the details of the challenge! This is actually my third card I've submitted for it! The second challenge I'm submitting this card for is Pennys challenges This week they are playing for fun- but Every person who plays along this week will recieve a free digital stamp! The challenge this week is PEARLS!

Blog Candy Winners!

I'd like to say First off Thank You to everyone who participated in My Comfort a Military Spouse Challenge! Now I will announce the winners of the 3 Candies! I dropped the candies in the mail this afternoon! Another surprise is my husband picked out the winners of the 1st and 2nd candies! SO DRUMROLL PLEASE! ba ba ba babum....

Winner of Candy #1 is Darlene Pavlick!

Wonderfull cards Darlene!

Winner of Candy #2 is Linda Jessup!

Very elegant cards Linda!

Winner of Candy #3 Terri Scott!

Thank you Terri, for your quick response! Terri's cards were the first package I recieved! Pretty cards!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Practical scrappers/ Unscripted Sketches

I am entering this card in two challenges. Practical Scrappers whose challenge is using Stamps and Unscripted Sketches. First a little bit about this silly looking card... My husband deployed Yesterday to Afghanistan. His birthday is September 29th. Since he is in another country I will need to send it prior. Anywho We were watching Family Guy (I hate the show, but my husband thinks it's hilarious!) They had an episode where Peter sang Bird is the word, the whole show! Good lord it was annoying. It took me two days to put this card together and over and over in my head I could hear it Bird Bird Bird, Bird is the word.... AAGGGHHH! (The things I do for love lol) My inspiration for this card was that show. When he is away I like to make him cards that have subliminal messages in them. Things from our past I guess you could say. The inside of the card says " Happy BIRDday Tweatheart". This is the first time I have used my Close to my heart Owl stamps. I've had them a couple months now. I think it came out ok. Not one of my best, but I put alot of thought into making it.
P.S. This is my first time entering a challenge for both of these sites!

Card for my Neighbor

Well today I had to make a sympathy card, and yes it was for a spouse, but the tragedy wasn't her husband. Their puppy got parvo and they took it to the animal hospital I happen to work at. It was too late to save the little guy. The owners didn't want to be present. I wanted to let them know that I stayed with their dog till the end, so I made a card to let them know. I also bought flowers and cookies, because in my world, your pets are like children and it's just as upsetting to lose a pet.