Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009!

Well, I have to say that I am kinda happy that 2009 is on it's way out!  It's been kind of an up and down year, not real bad, but not real great!  As I sit here tonight, I am watching the Chick-Fil-A Bowl where my Tennessee Vols are playing the Virginia Tech Hokies!   Hope the Vols win!  Go Vols!!!!!

Here's an ATC card I made earlier this year!  Just thought I would share since the game is on! 
Go Vols!!!

I am looking forward to lots of scrapping, cardmaking, sewing, quilting, crafting and just all around lots of fun and creativity in this next year!  Here's to hoping that everyone finds there special niche and has lots of fun!

I also hope that everyone has a prosperous year.  I know it has been a tough year, but I am trying to be positive and hope that everyone can recover and move forward with a great future ahead! 

So, I am looking forward to a great 2010!  I hope 2010 will be a great year for you also!  Here's looking at 2010 with a postive vibe!  Catch you on the other side in a brand new decade!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Just Buggin' Challenge #17

How time flies when it's the holidays!  Where has December gone?  LOL  I am not sure, but it sure has flown by fast!  Time for another Just Buggin' Challenge ! 
This week is Challenge #17 Inky Fingers--Ink your die cuts and/or project.
As always, use at least one Cricut die cut on your project.

Cardstock:  American Crafts
Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cricut Cartridges:  Winter Woodland(Peace), Joys of the Season(Polar Bear)
Embossing Machine:  Big Shot
Embossing Folders:  Sizzix Winter Set #2(background)
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots(polar bear), Snowflakes(Peace)
Brads:  Spare Parts by The Paper Studio
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic--Sea Breeze, Wheat, Jumbo Java, Cloud White
Adhesive:  ThemoWeb Memory Tape Runner XL, Zots Small and Medium, Scrapbook Adhesives Squares

I had lots of fun with my new Cricut cartridges!  This was a fun card to do and I plan on doing many more like this as I experiment more with these cartridges.  I also love using embossing folders on my diecuts along with Chalk Ink!  Love it!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  I hope everyone had a wonderful day today with family and friends!  I had a great day and it was very nice and quiet!
Here is a little gift I made and it was for one of the Just Buggin' Challenges!  It is a little candy jar filled with Jolly Rancher goodness for one of my friends!

May you have a wonderful evening!  Merry Christmas and God Bless You!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

SP Color Combo Challenge #27

It SP Color Combo time again.  It is time for Challenge #27 and we have a great combo this week!


Cardstock: DMD
Patterned Paper(Ornaments): My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Stampin' Up(Pine), Studio G(sentiment)
Brads: Bo Bunny
Embossing powder: Hampton Art A La Mode--Sky Blue
Embossing Ink: Big and Bossy Clear
Embroidery floss: DMC
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Squares
Join us every week SP Color Combos for a great new challenge and some great prizes!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Just Buggin' Challenge #14

Hey there!  Time for another Just Buggin' Challenge! 

Challenge #14: Layers -Use at least two die cuts and layer them together. (for instance, cut out flowers in two different sizes and layer them on top of each other, two snowflakes, etc)

Cartridges Used: Storybook using Accent/Frame and Accent Blackout feature

My Tip: Use striped patterned paper for ornate diecuts and place over plain white cardstock diecute to show off a unique background for your greeting!

Cardstock:  American Crafts
Patterned paper:  DCWV
Stamp:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Michael's
Embossing powder:  Ranger-Seafoam White
Embossing Ink:  Clear--Big n Bossy

Come back and join me later for some more goodies!  Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Gingerbread Recipe Swap

Happy Thursday to you all!  Just wanted to share a quick recipe card with you!  I am in a Gingerbread Recipe swap at Two Peas and this is the card for my recipe---size 6x6.  Isn't that gingerbread boy just adorable?  I just love him!

I had a lot of fun with this recipe and I will be sharing more recipe cards with you soon!

Products:  Cardstock-Bazzill
Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Felt Ribbon:  Michael's
Stamp:  Inkadinkadoo
Brads:  Making Memories, The Paper Studio
Embossing Ink:  Colorbox
Embossing Powder:  Ranger Clear

Hope you have a great night!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's December!!

Happy December!  Can you believe it?  Wow...where has this year gone?  I have no idea, but I had better hurry up because Christmas will be here soon! 

It is time for another SPCC combo!  These are wonderful colors!  Please come join us at SPCC Color Combo Challenge  Come play and show us your creations and you just might win a prize!

Cardstock:  American Crafts
Pattern paper:  My Mind's Eye
Stamp:  Recollections
Brads:  The Paper Studio
Ribbon:  Michael's
Punch:  EK Success
Ink:  Colorbox
Embossing Powder:  Ranger-Clear

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Just Buggin' Challenge #13

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I know I did and I ate too much!  I also went to Michael's  and got me 5 new Cricut Cartridges!  WooHoo!!  I will be creating and trying new things in the days to come!  I can't wait!
Here's my design for this weeks Just Buggin' Challenge.  The challenge was to Sew It!  Use sewing, faux sewing of faux stitch stamps on your projects!  I have never sewn on paper or cardstock, so this was a totally new experience.  This is the reason I wanted a sewing machine and now that I have one I am so excited!  I decided...what the heck?  I'll try a decorative stitch and this is what I cam up with!  It looks like snowflakes falling. 

Cardstock:  American Crafts
Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye
Stamp:  Inkadinkadoo
Embossing Ink:  SU' Chocolate Chip
Embossing powder:  Ranger-Clear
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic Jumbo Java
Ribbon:  Michael's
Thread:  Gutermann's

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great Saturday!

Monday, November 23, 2009

SP Color Combo Challenge #25

Good Monday to you all!  Time for another SP Color Combo!  It's a great combo this week and we want you to join us for the challenge and a prize!

Cardstock:  DMD
Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Ribbon:  Michael"s
Stamp:  Inkadinkadoo
Ink:  Stampin' Up
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic

Check back tomorrow for another project!  Have a great week!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Studio G Challenge

Hello all!  I have been very busy and not feeling so well lately!  I got a little behind on my posts and I apologize.  Here is a card for a new challenge I found called Studio G Challenge at Pez-A-Doodle Designs!  This weeks challenge involves Leaves--create a project incorporating leaves.

Cardstock:  Bazzill, DMD
Patterened Paper:  DCWV
Stamps:  Leaves, words--Studio G
Ribbon:  Hobbly Lobby
Buttons:  unknown
Embroidery thread:  DMC
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic

Thanks for stopping by!  I will have lots more projects to share all this week!  Have a great Sunday!

Monday, November 16, 2009

SP Color Combo Challenge #24

Good Monday to you all!  It's SP Color Combo Monday!  Here are the wonderful colors this week!  I decided to make a small gift card to go with a Christmas gift for a friend.

Cardstock:  DMD
Patterned Paper:  My Minds' Eye(greeen)
Stamps:  Recolllections, Inkadinkadoo
Embossing Ink:  Colorbox(red), Stampin' Up(green)
Embossing Powder:  Ranger Clear
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls
Embossing Machine:  Big Shot
Chalk Ink:  VersaMark
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Border Punch:  Fiskars

I will be back later.  I have some recipe cards to show you that I made for several swaps!  I'll have to download them after my son gets done with his homework.  TTFN

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Just Buggin' Challenge #11

Happy Saturday to you all! Today it's time for another Just Buggin' Challenge. It's Challenge #11 and your challenge is to use Animal die cuts! Use an animal die cut on your project (if you don't have an animal die cut shape, make one out of another shape! Think google eyes!!) Here is my card:

Cardstock: DMD, DCWV
Cricut Cartridges: Graphically Speaking
Cricut Original
Embossing Folder: QuicKutz Polka Dots
Embossing Machine: Big Shot
Chalk Ink: Versa Magic Ocean Depth
Stickles: Orange Peel, Eucalyptus
Google Eyes

I hope this project and all our projects at Just Buggin' will inspire you to become more creative with your Cricut! Stop by and join us for all the fun!

Today is Crop Day at Samantha's and I can't wait! I have some recipe cards to do for my recipe swaps at Two Peas, so I'll be busy! We always have a great time and I'm looking forward to relaxing and scrapping with my friends! Have a great Saturday!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'm a Big Shot Challenge Blog

Hey there! Happy Hump Day! I wanted to introduce you to a new challenge blog called I'm a Big Shot. It's a brand new for fun challenge for people who have the Big Shot Die Cut Machine and the first challenge ends Thursday. Challenge #1 is to cut out and stamp on raw chipboard. I actually stamped and then embossed on the chipboard to give it the extra special look! :) Here is my project:

Cardstock: DMD
Patterened Paper: DCWV
Stamps: Studio G
Ink: Stampin' Up Ballet Blue, Colorbox Frost White
Embossing Powder: Ranger Clear
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic Ocean Depth
Chipboard: Unknown
Die Cuts: Slide Mounts by Sissix
Big Shot Machine
Pen: Uniball Signo White

Go check out this new blog! It's awesome and this will be a great place for lots of inspiration!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I made the Just Buggin' Design Team!

Great news! I just made the Just Buggin' Design Team! I am so excited! This challenge blog is for Cricut users! You will learn new techniques and be inspired by our wonderful design team. Don't forget to stop by everyday! This challenge blog will have a weekly challenge, but there will be inspiration everyday! Go check it out and join us for our next challenge which starts on Wednesday! Have a great night!

Monday, November 9, 2009

SP Color Combo Challenge #23

Hey there! It' is Monday and another great day for the SP Color Combos! This is Challenge # 23 and the colors are wild! LOL I love them---Melon Mambo, Basic Black, YoYo Yellow and Not Quite Navy. I have to admit that when I first saw these colors, I was excited, but not sure what I was going to do with them. I recenty bought several new My Mind's Eye paper pads(and Yes, I did finish 106 projects for the Paper Ho Challenge, before I bought any new paper! Yeah!) Anyway, I had the birthday celebrations paper pad that had lots of bright colors, and as I thumbed through it, I found these wonderful papers!

Cardstock: Bazzill-Yellow, DMD-Black, Stampin' Up-Melon Mambo
Pattered paper: My Mind's Eye
Round Punch: Fiskars
Stamp: Fiskars Party Hat Set
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic-Night Sky
Navy Buttons: Michael's
Embroidery thread: DMC
Brad: Eyelet Outlet
Adhesive: ThermOWeb Memory Tape Runner XL, Scrapbook Adhesives Squares, Zots 3D

Oh...I almost forgot...I use a sketch from the August "A Year in Cards" class by Kristina Werner at Two Peas. This card turned out much better than I imagined. Just a fun Birthday card! Have a great week! Stop by again soon!

Just Buggin' Challenge #10

Here's my entry to the Just Buggin' Challenge #10 this week: Just Bling It! We had to use glitter, glitter glue or rhinestones to bling up our diecuts!

Cardstock: DMD-Kraft, Stampin' Up-Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry, Bazzill-Aqua
Patterned Papere: My Mind's Eye
Stamp: Studio G
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Embossing Powder: Ranger-Clear
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic-Jumbo Java
Stickles: Pink, Copper
Rhinestones: Darice
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug-Spots and Dots
Embossing Machine: Big Shot
DieCut Machine: Cricut
Cricut Cartridge: Graphically Speaking

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Just Buggin' Challenge #9

Here's my entry for the Just Buggin' Challenge for this week. If you have not been to Just Buggin', please go check it out. It is a great challenge blog for Cricut lovers!

Cardstock: Stampin' Up, DMD
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Ghost stickers: Making Memories
Gems: unknown
Cricut: Original
Cricut Cartridges: Graphically Speaking--Tree, Storybook--Owl, Opposites Attract--Letters
Stickles: Regular--Cinnamon(owl), Distress--Brick Red(letters), Straw(tree)

Go check it out! You just might be inspired!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Hope you are having a great Tuesday! I just have a quick share for you! These are cute little goodie bags I did for a swap on Two Peas. It is a Fall goodie bag of scrap goodies. Some of these goodies were made by me, such as the flowers, tickets and journal tags, as well as the bag topper! I had a great time putting these together and cannot wait to see what the other girls came up with!

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon and join me again for more fun!

Monday, November 2, 2009

SP Color Combo Challenge #22

Welcome to November!!! It's Monday and a new month! Can you believe it's November already? Wow...where has this year gone? Just about time for Turkey and all the fixin's. But for now, it's time to introduce another new Color Combo from SPCC! This week is #22 and they are great colors!

Here is my card and I promise that the card base is a Sage color, but the picture makes it look blue.

Cardstock--Bazzill, Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper--My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Stampendous, Inkadinkadoo
Ink--SU Chocolate Chip
Chalk Ink--VersaMagic
Marker highlights on Owl--Copics

Thanks for stopping by today! I have got some great things planned for this month, so drop by often! Have a great day!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I hope you are having some very spooky Goblin fun! Since it's Halloween, I wanted to share one more card I made for the season!

Don't forget to set your clocks back tonight---Fall back time! Yeah, an extra hour of sleep! With that, I am going to got craft a little while and I'll see you on the other side---in November! :)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Almost Halloween...

Here's another quick share. This is a Halloween card I made for my Goblin partner over at Two Peas. I'm off to the final football game of the season with our big rival. Let's hope we win!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Gift Bag

Here is just a quick share for tonight! This is a Halloween Gift bag I made recently for a challenge. I thought it turned out pretty cute! Let me know what you think!

Monday, October 26, 2009

SPCC #21

Hello to all you crafty girls this week! It's Monday and you know what that means! guessed it...It's time for another wonderful SPCC Color Combo---It's #21! This is a great combo of colors:

Cardstock: DMD, Bazzil
Pattern paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Flowers: Prima
Brad: Recollections
Ink: VersaMagic--Sahara Sand, Perfect Plumeria
Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up
Ribbon: Unknown

Don't forget to join us at Scrapmasters Color Combo Challenge this week for some fun and prizes!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

More SPCC #20

Just a quick share for now. Here is another card I made using our sponsor stamps--DRS! Enjoy!

Monday, October 19, 2009

SP Color Combo Challenge #20

Welcome to another great week at SPCC Color Combos! We have a great color combo and a great sponsor! If you have not done any of our challenges, now is the time to jump in and join us!

Here is my card!

Cardstock: DMD
PP: We Are Memory Keepers
Stamps: DRS
Embossing Ink: SU--Craft--Chocolate Chip
Embossing Powder: Ranger Clear
Ribbon: Ribbon Bobbin
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug--Swiss Dots
Embossing Machine: Big Shot
Markers: Copic Ciao

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening!

My New Bookmark!

Just a quick share. I love to read books of all kinds and I just started a new one called Photo Finished by Laura Childs. It is Book #2 in the Scrapbook Mystery serious! This is actually the third book I had read, because I started out of order. When I realised that, I went back and started at the beginning of the series and I really like these books! They take place in New Orleans with a girl who owns her own Scrapbook shop and ends up in the middle of the mystery murder cases. If you like mysteries, scrapbooking and fun, along with a few scrapbook tips and some great recipes, please jump in and get one of her books!

Anyway, I lost one of my good bookmarks(seems I keep losing them), so I decided to make one last night with some scraps. I just love these colors!
Here is what I came up with:

Hope you enjoy! Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Cardstock: DMD
PP: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Ink: Stampin' Up
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Emboss Machine: Big Shot

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SP Color Combo Challenge #19

It's another great week at SPCC! If you have not been to SP Color Combos, you have got to come join us! Each week, we have great color combos and Samantha(Miss Color Combo Queen), gives away some great prizes! Here is the great combo for this week!

Products used:
Cardstock: DMD
Patterened Paper: My Mind's Eye "Totally Girl"
Stamps: Stampin' Up "Take Three"
Ribbon: Michael's
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic Spring Pansy
Flowers: Prima
Brads: Recollections
Buttons: Unknown

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Halloween Fun Card

Hello everyone! I had a great Saturday(at least the first half of the day!) LOL First, I got to go to a crop today with my friends and we had lots of fun! Got to make a card, stamp some images, and use the Big Shot to emboss some cardstock! Thanks to Samantha for having a great crop! We have so much fun!

The last half of the day, I had to go to our ballgame that was cancelled last night due to the nasty weather! Unfortunately, it didn't help that we had extra time to prepare. My son had a good game(he's the kicker), but we lost! Eight games down, two more to go.

Here's a card I made recently:

Cardstock: DMD
PP: Making Memories
Brads: JoAnn's
Punch: Fiskars
Sticker: Unknown
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic Midnight Black
Markers: On pumpkin--Copic Spica
Edge Distresser: Heidi Swapp

Friday, October 9, 2009

Trick or Treat Goodie Bags

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope everyone has had a great week! It has been a busy one for me! I am off in a little while to our Friday night HS football game! Keeping my fingers crossed that is does not rain!

Here is a quick share for you all! These are cute little "Trick or Treat" scrap goodie bags I made for a swap on Two Peas. The first pic is the final goodie bag all wrapped up.

The second pic is the contents of each bag. I have included buttons, brads, a Studio G stamp, ribbon, fibers, die cuts, borders, google eyes and Prima and handmade flowers.

I mad 15 of these bags and I used two stamps from Inkadinkadoo and the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch. Hope the girls enjoy their bags! I can't wait to see what I receive. Thanks for stopping by to look around!

Have a great Friday night!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Felt Pumpkins Card

Just a quick easy card I made with some felt pumpkins. Sorry...the pic is a little blurred. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A Quick Halloween Share

Hello there! Just wanted to share a quick Halloween card I did last weekend! I love these little skeletons! Hehe...they are so cute:

Products used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Studio G
Ink: Colorbox Frost White
Embossing powder: Ranger Clear
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic Black, White & Brick Red
Embossing Machine: Big Shot
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Spots & Dots

Monday, October 5, 2009

SP Color Combo Challenge #18

It's Monday and time for another wonderful SP Color Combo! The colors this week are:

Here is my card for this week:

Products used:
Card Stock: Stampin' Up--Soft Suede, Dusty Durango
Flowers: Prima
Stamp: Stampin' Up
Ink: SU Craft Ink--Not Quite Navy
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic--Midnight Navy
Buttons: Michael's

Please join us at SPCC for this challenge and some great prizes! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Monday!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Smile Card

Hello everyone! It's been a long and somewhat tiring weekend, but I had major fun some of the day on Saturday! It was World Card Making Day and I got just a few cards made for some challenges!

Here is one I made from a challenge--Just Because: I had to make a card for someone, just because, to brightern someone's day and it had to have the word "Smile" on it. I did this card from sone paper I had left over from the card I show yesterday!

Hope you like it! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

World Card Making Day!

Hello everyone! Hope you are have a wonderful day! Today is World Card Making Day and I am very busy with challenges at The Mosy Scrapper! I will be sharing lots of cards with you in the coming days! So stay tuned....

Here is a card I made a few weeks ago for a lovely little girl!

Off to work on cards! Be back to share soon! Have a great day!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

It's October and I Have Big News!

It's October and the start of a brand new month! I love Fall! The cool, crisp air and the changing of the leaves is just wonderful! With October, comes Halloween! Halloween is such a fun time of year. I have made some great cards and fun items that I will be sharing with you every day all month. Below is one of my creations:

Now, for the Big News! I have been a busy bee the past couple of days! I have decided to try to make a business of Stampin' Up! I signed up on Aug 31 with their Summer promotion. On Sept 1, there was some news that things would be changing at SU and the SU Demonstrators would have to sign a new IDA, but since then, some things changed again.

I have decided to start a Stampin' Up Online Hostess club also. This club will start this month. There will will 10 spots in the club and participants will spend $15 or more + tax and shipping for a total of 10 months. If you would like details, please email me! Check out my New Stampin' Up website:

Also, I have decided to become a Design Vendor at I am really excited about these new ventures and will be adding items to my eWillow site quickly. Please check out my sites and let me know if you have any questions! Thanks so much for all your support!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tune in Tomorrow!

Just wanted to let you know that I have some exciting news that I will be sharing tomorrow! I'm excited and October is almost here!

Here's a layout I wanted to share with you! I made this shaped LO with the great Bo Bunny Mango Luau line. Hope you enjoy!