Monday, December 30, 2013

Girly Birthday.....

Hello and Happy Monday to you all! Can you believe 2013 is just
about over with? I know I can't! This year flew by so fast for me!
I can only hope that 2014 will be a great year for me, and for all
of you! I thought I'd post a Birthday card..... I'm so over the holidays
and I've been just crafting away in my scrap room while I'm enjoying
this nice break from work... I haven't been online to much as I'm
trying to get a bunch of cards made for my MIL.... I'll post them
once I get photo's taken... So here's a simple Birthday card!
I created this card using my Silhouette....
I can't remember all the details since I made
this awhile back.... we're talkin' months ago!
I actually have a couple more that I haven't shown you yet!
Well.... I better get back to card making before
my vacation vanishes before my eyes! I hope
to see ALL of YOU in the NEW YEAR!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such
wonderful comments... they are always
appreciated! Have an AWESOME DAY!!!!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Cards....

Hello and Happy Tuesday and Christmas Eve!!!
Are you guys ready for Christmas??? I think I am!
I have to work til 4pm today and I have just a couple
more gifts to wrap and then I will be ready for a cup
of coffee and a holiday cookie or 2! :o)
I'm ready for my vacation to start.... so is my hubby!
It'll be nice to just be home and relax and maybe get
some crafting time again... I miss just crafting the day
away... :o) Of course before I can craft again I must
clean my craft room.... It looks like a tornado came
through it several times in the last few weeks as I tried
to make gifts and more.... :o) Any way....
Before I enjoy some quality time with my family
I thought I would post a couple more Christmas Cards
that I made to send to friends & Family this year!
Card stock - Stampin' Up
Digital Designer Paper - PPBN Designs
Card Design - Silhouette
Moose - Stinkin' Cute Paper Piecings
Sequins - My Craft Spot

Card stock - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Echo Park
Reindeer w/ornament - Stinkin' Cute Paper Piecings
Banner, Frame - Silhouette Store
Red Snowflake - Miss Kate Cuttables
Sequins - My Craft Spot
Red Baker's Twine

Card stock - Stampin' Up
Digital Design Paper - PPBN Designs
Card Design - Silhouette Store
Moose in Sleigh - Stinkin' Cute Paper Piecings
Sequins - My Craft Spot

Card stock - Stampin' Up
Digital Designer Paper - Echo Park
Card Design - Lori Whitlock (Silhouette Store)
Kitty in gift - Stinkin' Cute Paper Piecings
Sequins - My Craft Spot

Card Stock - Stampin' Up, Bo Bunny
Designer Paper - Echo Park
Card Design - Lori Whitlock (Silhouette Store)
Moose - Stinkin' Cute Paper Piecings
Sequins - My Craft Spot
I know I have a couple more.... but the photo's
are still on my camera! :o) Anyway... I did get my
Christmas cards done thanks to my Silhouette & the
Silhouette Store along with their AWESOME designers!!!
And can you tell that I'm LOVIN' those Sequins from
My Craft Spot! Totally fun to use! :o)
Any way.. Thanks so much for popping in.... I hope all of you
and your families have an AWESOME Christmas Together!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Silhouette Challenges CH#8 "3D"

It's the end of the month again and time 

for another Challenge here at

A blog dedicated to the Silhouette Cutting Machines.
You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

Ch# 6 3D

Begins: Sunday, December 1
Ends: Saturday, December 31

Sponsors this month are:

My Scrap Chick
Prize: $10.00 GC

My Crafting Channel
Prize: $15.00 Amazon GC

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs
$15..00 GC
Here's my project for this month's Challenge:

I LOVE making things for my friends,
neighbors, and teachers... So here are a
couple of gifts I'll be giving out this year!
Card stock, Ribbon, Ink - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Echo Park
Red Bakers Twine
3D Decorative Snowman - Silhouette Store (Jamie Cripps)
Candy Canes - Silhouette Store (Silhouette)
Cardstock, Ribbon, Ink - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Echo Park
3D Decorative Reindeer Box - Silhouette Store (Jamie Cripps)
Christmas Lights - Miss Kate Cuttables
The Clear Christmas bags I purchased from Walmart
And I added some yummy Assorted Christmas Candy!
I'm entering this over at:
Cameo Creations Challenge - Santa Claus is coming to town
3 Girl Jam - Holiday Gifts w/Ribbon
Now that you've seen what I've created..... It's your turn!
Go make something FUN and 3D so I can stop by and
say HI!!! Thanks so much for stopping by
Have an AWESOME DAY and a Very
Merry CHRISTMAS!!!! :o)

Friday, December 20, 2013

You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch!

Hello and Happy Thursday everyone! I know.... I know...
I've been MIA again! Work has been crazy and my free time
has been too..... I'm trying to do a million things all at once....
Or shall I say in a month! My husband keeps asking me.... When
am I gonna wrap the kids Christmas Gifts.... And I say well....
hopefully before Christmas Day! What about baking? I say...
hopefully before Christmas Day! Seriously.... I need to figure
out a better schedule for me... Cuz right now... my office is a
HUGE MESS! I feel lost... Oh the pressures of the holidays... eh?
I want to share something I made for my Sister as
a Christmas Present.... She did get it so now I can share! :o)
These are all wood pieces.... painted and decorated with
Scrapbook paper....

Mr. Grinch was just painted and his face was drawn
on and I added some fluff with a hot glue gun....

I used Mod Podge to cover all the letters so it'll
last my sister a long time....

I wanted to create a card to match the gift I was sending
to her.... so I downloaded this cute image off the
Internet and used Digital Echo Park Paper...
Ribbon & Card stock is Stampin' Up
Banner cuts are from the Silhouette Store....

I wanted to add a sentiment from the Grinch story....
So I just typed it out and let my printer do all the work!
I was so excited to make this for her.... She is truly the
BIGGEST GRINCH I know! LOL And I thought she could
use some holiday décor at her house! tehehehe
I'm entering this in the following Challenges:
2 Creative Chicks - Christmas/Winter
Cameo Creations - Santa is Coming to town
DLART - Thankful Thursday December Linky Challenge
Paper Playtime - Winter Fun
Thanks for taking a peek! I hope to get some free time
after Christmas.... My store will be closed so we can
take a much needed vacation and I can Craft! LOL

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Your inner Elf.....

Hello and Happy.... Ummm.... wait... What day is it?? Ohhhh... WEDNESDAY!!!
OMGOSH... Life has been crazy busy for me.... I've been working of course and
working on gifts as well.... I honestly don't remember being this busy last year...
That's right I WAS!!! I just forgot! LOL It's all good though....
I'm preparing for a nice little vacation... Nope... I'm not going anywhere!
I'm hoping to just stay home and sleep and CRAFT! Let's just see if I can
do both.... but not in that order! LOL Until then.... I have to keep running
like an energizer bunny! :o) Which I'm totally ok with...
I thought I would share another Christmas card I made...
Sorry to tell ya guys this, but I've only got 4 done... I mean they're
in sets..... so technically it's 16 cards.... that's good right? ;o)
Well... here ya go....
I told ya the Silhouette Store was gonna
help me this year! LOL
Card stock - Bo Bunny, Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific
Digital Designer Paper - Echo Park
Banner, Sentiment - Silhouette Store (Lori Whitlock)
Elf Card - Silhouette Store (Jamie Cripps)
Red Bakers Twine
Kasier Craft Gold Glitter Paper
Bells - Oriental Trading
I made this for one of my friends and she
just LOVED it! :o) I think it turned out super cute!
I'm entering this card in the following Challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces - Christmas Magic Linky Party
Paper Playtime - Winter Fun
2 Creative Chicks - Christmas/Winter
Thanks for stopping by...
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

2013 Seasons greetings....

Hello and Happy Tuesday Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful
Thanksgiving Weekend with Friends & Family! Mine was nice and
simple and we had the store open for Black Friday & Saturday which
was great for business! Nothing like ending November with a BANG! :o)
I actually had a chance to make CHRISTMAS CARDS!!!
OK... don't get to excited it was only 3 cards! tehehehehe...
None the less... I finally got started with them! Yay for me!
So here's one of those cards....
Card stock - Stampin' Up
Digital Designer Paper - PPBN Designs
Card Design - Silhouette Store (Lori Whitlock)
Stinkin' CUTE Moose - Silhouette Store (Stinkin' Cute Paper Piecings)
Vinyl for Sentiment - Amazon
Sequins - My Craft Spot
Because I'm so busy... I'm going to make quick easy
Christmas cards and The Silhouette Store and all
it's designers are totally going to be helping me out this year!
So expect to see more "cute" Christmas cards like this one...
I'm totally drawn to the moose & reindeer characters they have!
I'm entering this in the following Challenges:
2 Creative Chicks - Christmas/Winter
Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Linky Party
Any who.... Here's the winner of the "Tis the Season blog Hop"
We had this past weekend! THANK YOU to everyone who joined us on this hop!
Your comments were fun to read! :o) I know a lot of people didn't make it
But I figure they had a lot of shopping to do! HAHAHA
Kathy Salido
Thanks again for popping in to say HI!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tis the Season Blog Hop (DAY 1)!!!!

Welcome to our
We are on Day 1!
There are only a few stops on this hop each day, and you are going to love the projects you see.

I am the Last stop for todays HOP!

   Here is the entire list of stops for day 1:

Here's what I created for you!!
I thought an Advent Calendar was the way to go to
start December 1st off with a BANG!
The Paper is from Echo Park
The Advent Calendar is from the Silhouette Store
 I used Stickles to glitter up the numbers &
spruce up my snowman!
Now we'll know exactly when Christmas Day arrives!!!
Oh... and before you go.... I have a little Blog Candy to give away too!
You must be a follower in order to win my blog candy....
This is what's up for grabs today from ME!
You can't create holiday cards and projects without
Holiday Paper! So.... One of my lucky followers will receive
2 - 6x6 paper packs (Mitten Weather) & (All is Bright)
So make sure you're a Follower (I do Check)
and leave a comment
with how to reach you! That's it!
I'll pick a Winner on Tuesday, December 3rd!
If you missed anyone along the way
make sure you click the list above...
Don't forget to check back tomorrow
as we have Day 2 of the hop going on!
As always thanks for stopping by....
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Silhouette Challenges CH#7 "Anything Holiday"

It's the end of the month again and time 
for another Challenge here at

A blog dedicated to the Silhouette Cutting Machines.
You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

Ch# 7 Anything Holiday
Begins: Friday, November 1
Ends: Saturday, November 30

Sponsors this month are:

My Scrap Chick
Prize: $10.00 GC

My Crafting Channel
Prize: $15.00 Amazon GC

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs
$15..00 GC
Here's my Design for this month's Challenge:

So, I wanted to make something that I can
use over and over again or give as a gift to someone....
Here's the Details:
Silhouette Chipboard - I wanted to make it sturdy
Card stock - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - Simple Stories (Harvest Lane)
3D 4x6 Photo Frame Die Cut - Silhouette Store (Jamie Cripps)
Fall Harvest Subway Print & Cut - Silhouette Store (Silhouette)
Print & Cut Acorns - Echo Park
Die Cut Leaves - Silhouette Store (Sweet Afton)
Natural Twine - My Craft Spot

Here's a side view to show the depth....
I used Dimensionals to pop up the layers...

And the back side... I covered the chipboard with
card stock.... It turned out very sturdy and
sits pretty much anywhere! :o)
Now that you've seen what I've created...
It's your turn! Go make something for
any Holiday! I'll look forward to stopping
by to see what you've made!!
Thanks for stopping by have an

Friday, November 15, 2013

It's the Weekend!!!

Hello and Happy Friday Everyone! I hope your all ready
for the weekend! I know I am! I have a couple of Craft classes
on Saturday and I still have 1 more project to make for my
DT Duties.... So I'm hoping to craft what ever I want after that...
I've had so many ideas swirling through my head lately....
It's driving me crazy! I know you all know what that's like! :o)
So here's a quick card I made using the Silhouette...
You know I'm always adding to my stash
of cards... and this one was pretty simple to do....
Card stock, Ink - Stampin' Up
Digital Designer Paper - Echo Park
Gems - Bazzill
Sentiment Stamp - My Creative Time
Card Design - Silhouette Store (Samantha Walker)
This isn't one of my normal sized cards either....
This is a 4 x 6 card... I'm kind of liking the
different sizes I can make.... :o)
Thanks so much for stopping by...

Monday, November 11, 2013

4 you Acorn....

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone! Sorry for not posting this past week...
I was very busy getting all the holiday stuff out on the shelves at work...
Man, everyday I was pooped! But I've got pretty much all of it out!
So Happy that part is over! :o) I did get some DT projects done over
the weekend! I think I got one more to do then I'm pretty good until
January! (NICE!) :o) Any who....I thought I would Share a card I made
for my sister Mi-Mi.... I figured she got it by now, so I'll share!
Kaiser Craft Brown Card stock
Digital Designer Paper from Echo Park
Tag Punches & Stamp - My Craft Spot
Yellow twine - American Crafts
Green Flower Button - Stampin' Up
Acorn Card Shape - Silhouette Store (Designs on Cloud 9)
I wanted to send her a simple "Hello" card and keep
with the theme of this month of "Fall / Thanksgiving".
My entering this card in the following Challenges:
CardzTV-go-to-galz-linky-party - Fall/Thanksgiving
Little Scrap Pieces - Fall/Thanksgiving
My Sheri Crafts - Fall/Thanksgiving
2 Creative Chicks - Thanksgiving
Thanks for stopping by! Have an AWESOME DAY!!!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Thankful Fall.....

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone! How did Halloween and your weekend turn out?
My Halloween was super fun with my friends and the weekend was busy doing
other things other than crafting.... I'm now in Holiday mode as I prepare my Thrift Store
for the up and coming weeks of Christmas shoppers! YES! Lots of people shop
at thrift stores for Christmas! We sell lots of new/like new stuff for a lot less than
a regular store... So can you blame them! LOL It's alright with me of course! :o)
But as I said... I'm in Holiday mode.... So here's a Card for the next up & coming
Card stock - Stampin' Up
Digital Paper, Image - Echo Park (I love this paper)
Striped Shapes - Silhouette Store
thankful - Miss Kate Cuttables
Twine - Papertrey Ink
Orange Gems - Bazzill
As you all know... I love the print & cut feature for my Silhouette
 and I LOVE all Digital Paper from Echo Park (& reg. paper too)....
So putting the 2 together is a no brainer for me! I like the
way it turned out! :o)
I'm entering this in the Challenges over at:
Paper Issues - Falling for you
Die Cuttin' Diva's - Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks - Thanksgiving
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Special Halloween Gift....

Hello and HAPPY HALLOWEEN Everyone! Today's the BIG DAY for all
those adorable Trick or Treaters out there! But for me its a different kind of
day... It's a very special day for one of my very good friends! Her name is
MiMi! And Noooo it's not my sister MiMi... it's my girlfriend of 8 yrs. MiMi....
50 years ago today she was born! So today I'm gonna celebrate her! :o)
This morning I have surprise balloons showing up at her work... with
the sentiments of Happy Birthday in Orange & Black and some
"Over the Hill" balloons as well... You know I gotta throw that in there!
I mean she 1/2 a century old now! LOL I also sent her a cute gift
basket that has funny things in it... like a pill box, tums, gasX.... you
know those fun things! I know she'll love it! But besides that....
I'm making her a special Birthday dinner.... I have my oldest boy taking
my youngest boy out trick or treating so I can host a small get together
with some of our friends! Oh.... and I made her a couple of things
that I'm gonna show you right now! :o)
(This is a picture Heavy Post)
TADA!!! I made all of these for her!

Let's start with the card....
I made this in my Silhouette...
Card stock - Stampin' Up
Digital Designer Paper - Echo Park
Halloween Baker's Twine
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Ghost House - Miss Kate Cuttables

I Cut & Print out 2 of the spooky houses and
popped them up....

The inside sentiment is computer generated....
Some of the sentiment is from my Hallmark Program.....
 This is the very first time I've ever used Mod Podge!
I know... CRAZY... Right?
I purchased the clip board and the ruffled ribbon at
my local True Value.... The ribbon was on clearance
for 59 cents and the Clip board was $2
I used: Imaginisce Halloween Paper
Bakers Halloween twine
Orange Spray paint
Stampin' Up Black ribbon
Pen is from a pack I got at Walmart
I punched 2 holes in the paper and threaded the ribbon through
I used my hot glue gun to attach the ruffle trim
And I attached the twine to the pen using
Scotch Quick Dry glue

I covered the back of the Clip board too... I glued the paper
down with the Mod Podge.... Then after it dried I
used more Mod Podge to seal it.... I did paint the border first
and after I applied the paper I did sand it down before the sealing......
I so LOVE how this turned out! Since she was born
on Halloween, she told me it was her favorite holiday...
So I went with that as my "Theme Gift" for her....
I created the letters with my Silhouette
using the letter boxes....
The Card stock is all Stampin' Up 12 x 12
The Designer Paper is DCWV

I used a Halloween Shaker I had gotten from Walmart
a long time ago and Some Orange Tulle...
The Glitter Spider I purchased from Hobby Lobby
and added some Doodlebug Designs Gems....

Again I added Tulle... this time it's a lavender color
and the Doodlebug Gems... The Gem Brad in the
center of the flower is from Karen Foster....
The flower pieces are from Daisy D's
The beaded Pin is from Petaloo... I got that from
Hobby Lobby over by the clearance rack...

I love this shaker! :o) again from Wally World.....
The Tulle is Green and another glitter spider.... and
of course a little more orange bling!

I've got Black Tulle on this one... All of my Tulle
came from Store Supply Warehouse... A couple more
Gems.... Another beaded pin from Petaloo and
the bat is actually suppose to have "Brad Eyes" but
I changed that and added more orange gems... The bat is from
Oriental Trading.... I've had that a while too... So glad I
found a use for it! The base is spray painted in a lavender
color and I had my hubby cut the piece of wood for me....
I hot glued all the letters to the base.... And that's all she wrote!
I really do hope my friend likes her gifts...
I'm very excited to share them with her tonight....
I wish I could say I decorated a bag too...
But.... I didn't... I don't have one big enough
to put the Home Décor "Name" in it....
So, I'll just hand it to her! :o) The dinner I'm making
is Salad, Lasagna, and Brownies for dessert...
I'll let you all know how it turned out!
Thanks for making it all the way to the end
of my long winded post! LOL
I hope you all have an AWESOME DAY!!!!