Saturday, November 2, 2013

And The Winner is...

What an awesome hop by Sketch~N~Scrap!  I want to thank everyone for stopping by and checking out my project. Are y'all wondering who the winner is of my prize, Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge?  Well I won't keep you waiting any longer. The winner is...

Golden Goddess Designs said...
very, very nice work! i have submitted a project to SNS this month. I am #7! thanks
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Let's Go To The Hop!

The Holiday Hop at Sketch~N~Scrap. Have you been following along each day? Today is my turn to feature my project that I created for the hop. I chose Halloween as my holiday to represent. I love Halloween. Which is surprising since I'm a big scardy cat of all things creepy and crawly.

I decided on a mixed media canvas. (see the video link below)

I really had a good time creating this. I actually have a good time creating anything that includes getting my hands dirty...LOL. To see step by step on how I created this, be sure to check out my video HERE.

Now, on to the prize. I am giving away a Freshly Picked Cricut cartridge. 

However, there is a certain requirement to be eligible to win. You must play along with any of the October sketches from Sketch~N~Scrap. Then come back here and post what number your entry is under in this posts comment section. I will be picking and announcing a winner November 1st.  Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, October 21, 2013


Come join us at Sketch~N~ Scrap as we celebrate the holidays of the year. Each day from October 21st through November 8th, one of the design team members will post a project based on one of their favorite holidays. Make sure to check each day, as there will be goodies offered.

Up first is the ever so talented HEATHER

Just a heads up, on my day, October 28th, I will be offering the Freshly Picked Cricut Cartridge. 

However, to be eligible, you must complete one of the October sketches at Sketch~N~Scrap.  I will pick a winner November 1, 2013 from those who leave a comment on my project day informing me that you have entered.

 Here is the daily line-up
  • October 21 - Heather - Easter
  • October 22 - Kelly - Valentine's Day
  • October 23 - Hillary - Mother's day/Father's day
  • October 24 - Tamika - Sweetest day
  • October 25 -Debbie - Thanksgiving
  • October 26 - Ria - Christmas
  • October 27 - Lisa-Independence Day
  • October 28 - Theresa - Halloween - YOU ARE HERE
  • October 29 - Rachelle - Friendship Day
  • October 30 - Kerry - New Years Day
  • October 31- Jennifer - Halloween 
  • November 4 - Brandi- New Year's Day
  • November 7 - Stephanie - Remembrance Day
  • November 8-Stephanie E.-Christmas

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Yep, it's that time again. Time for another sketch reveal from Sketch~N~ Scrap.

the sketch

 my take

 Of course if you play along, you do not have to make it Halloween themed to qualify for the prize.

Dax made the cutest spooky skeleton last Halloween. He looked like he was a decoration when he leaned back against the tree.

The pumpkin is an svg cutting file from BirdsCards. The skeleton was a freebie from I can't remember where. I cut him and the spider web out of white vinyl. I aslo cut the title from vinyl using a dripping marker font. For the journaling bones, in SCAL I took a rectangle and heart shapes and union'ed them together, then stretched them to the size I wanted.

I hope you get a chance to play along. Also, be sure to check out the card sketches on the 5th and 20th of every month.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Day 12 P.A.D

Here's my project for Day 12. Another page to Dax's school album. 

I knew I wouldn't come close to creating a project each day. I'm hoping to accomplish at least 20 projects this month. 

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Day 9 - Pre K

For today's project, I have a page for Dax's  school album. Here is his Pre K page.

I did hidden journaling. I will probably do that throughout the whole album.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Day 8: P.A.D

I have been sick, so that is the reason for a lack of a project for the past few days. I was feeling better this morning and surfed the web for some inspiration. I ran across Birds Cards new post of a pumpkin treat bag cutting file. I thought they would be cute to make for Dax's class for Halloween.

Here are a couple I have done so far. Now, just 22 more to make...LOL

 (sorry for the glare of the flash)

Birds Cards has some awesome free cutting files, as well as, free digi stamps and other things.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Day 4: P.A.D

Today's Project A Day project is the start of a mini album. I only had time to get the cover done today.

I'm using Simple Stories Smarty Pants collection for this mini. This is going to be an album of Dax's school pictures, beginning with Pre K and going through 12th grade. Now, he is only in 1st grade, I sure hope it doesn't take me 11 years to finish it...LOL!

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

P.A.D Day 2 & Day 3

Time got away from me yesterday and I didn't get my Project A Day project upload here to my blog. I was beginning to think I was going to run out of time today

Day 2: DIY Photo Canvas
 Sorry for the poor photo and the streaks. I was trying to get it all finished yesterday and couldn't wait for the mod podge to dry.  I made a step by step video of how I made this.

for some reason, I couldn't get the video to embed here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Day 3: Painted Frames

I didn't have a chance to make a step by step today. I hope to add it at a later time.  
I bought these framed from Walmart in the craft section for 4.98. They were bare wood. I designed a stencil in SCAL and cut it out of contact paper on the Cricut machine. Then painted then removed the contact paper. 
These are going in my bathroom also. I haven't gotten any photos in them yet. I need to find something. Hey, maybe I could get my super talented scrappy friend Danni to color me some images....hmmmmm   LOL

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Day 1:October 2013 P.A.D

I was really excited about participating in Oct 2013 Project A Day, an event on facebook. I got right up and got busy on my project.  

For today's project I decided on an altered candle. I am redoing the main little bathroom and I decided to make some decor. I have had this beat up candle literally for years. It needed to go in the trash bin, or get a much needed makeover.  Guess the makeover won out. I think it turned out super cute. 

Here is a step by step

 It started out as a green candle

Since it is for decoration only and I have 
no intentions of burning it, I gave it a
 couple coats of grey acrylic paint.

I picked out a few papers from my 
stash that fits into my color scheme.

I wrapped them around the candle and glued 
the edges together. Then added some canvas 
twine to finish it off.  I also painted the brass 
candle holder white so it would fit in better.

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Big Nose/SNS

WOW....where did September go? I swear, I need to stop blinking. As a new month begins, it brings with it a new sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap.

the sketch

my take

I used Simple Stories Say Cheese collection. Though it is mostly geared towards Disney, it has a lot of fun elements in it for non Disney projects. I love the colors in the collections.

As always, be sure to go check out what the other design team members created. And get your entry  posted for your chance at the prize from this months sponsor.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, September 30, 2013

October 2013 PAD

Whew who, Project A Day starts tomorrow!  Are you joining us for this event? What is it you ask?  PAD is an event the my friend Kim is hosting over on facebook. 

This is for fun only, so if you don't get a project done or worked on on any given day, you will not be reprimanded.

Your project can be anything, scrapbooking, card making, home decor, an organizational task, a room redo, painting, jewelry making,  basically anything that you would consider a project.

Hope to see you there! 
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Sunday, September 15, 2013


Whew Who, time for another sketch with Sketch~N~Scrap. I love working with their sketches.

Here is the sketch

Here is my take

Be sure to go get inspired by the other DT members creations. And as always, don't forget to get your wonderful creation uploaded for your chance at this months prize from The Memory Nest.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Project A Day

My friend Kim (yes...i have one or two of is hosting a Project A Day challenge the month of October over on Facebook. This is a "for fun" only challenge, so not a lot of rules. It can be any type of project, scrapbook, card making, painting, furniture redo, sewing. Any ole project, as long as you worked on it that day....well except for laundry...LOL!

Doesn't this sound fun? I know I have a whole big list of projects I have been meaning to do, so I jumped at the chance to join in. What about you, wanna join in on the fun?  If so, just leave me a comment on this post with your email address and I will get you added to the Facebook group. I think it is going to be a lot of fun seeing what everyone gets accomplished on a daily basis. Not to mention the inspiration that will be gathered from all the fantastic projects.

Also, if you would like to help spread the word, please grab the badge from my side bar -------->>> to display on your blog.

Hope to see you there!
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Sunday, September 1, 2013

24 Hour/TPE

 I was so glad that Kristie picked Studio Calico's Yearbook collection for me to use in the 24 Hour Challenge in the yahoo group Scrappin-N-Chattin.  It worked perfectly with The Pink Elephant's challenge this week, which is "Back2School" themed.

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Rain Drops/SNS

Really?'s September already?  I remember my mom telling me (and then me telling my kids). Enjoy being a kid, once you grow up time just flies by! She sure wasn't kidding!

With a new month comes a new set of sketches over at Sketch~N~Scrap. As always, the first one goes live on the first of each month.  I hope you love working with their sketches as much as I do.

Here is September 1st sketch

I don't work a lot with multi photo layouts. I seem to try to focus on one or two photos, and use multi photos for mini albums. So when I do use multi photos, it always challenges me.

Here is my take on the sketch

On a rare occasion here in south Texas, we get some rain. I love when it happens on a warm summers day. My grandkids, Dax and Josslyn loved it too, as they couldn't get out the door fast enough when I asked them if they wanted to go out and play in the rain.
There are a few things that I myself never seem to out grow. Playing in the rain, coloring, and playing with Play Doh.  LOL

I hope you get a chance to play along with us at Sketch~N~Scrap. In the mean time, be sure to head over and check out what the other designers created with the sketch.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Painted Monogram Canvas Tutorial

Lately I have enjoyed painting canvas's. My friend Dawn suggested that i make a tutorial showing how I make one. So I came up with this very simple one to start with.

You can see the video HERE.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

You Light Up My Life

Did you get a chance to play along with the August 1st sketch over at Sketch~N~Scrap? If so, great. If not, there is still time to play along. As well as, the second sketch for the month. Layout sketches come out every 1st and 15th. And if you prefer to make cards, no worries. The card sketches come out on the 5th and 20th of each month. Now there are no excuses...get your hiney's over there and play along!  LOL

Here is August 15th's sketch. Doesn't it look fun?

Now here is my take

I love these pictures I captured of Dax with the sparklers. Believe it or not, this was his first experience with them. At first, he was scared to hold them. But after the fear wore off, he was running all around with them.

For the circles, I used an old pill bottle with the lid removed and dipped in in some paint. The stars are traced with shapes I cut on the Cricut.

Be sure to get your creation entered for a chance at this months prize from CTMH, brought to you by Amanda Armitage .

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Monday, August 12, 2013

A Small Canvas

As well as scrapbooking, I love to paint. My newest craze is painting canvas's. I seen this quote on Pinterest and knew it had to have a place in my craft room. I painted on a small 4 inch by 12 inch canvas and hung it on the little space of wall between the closet door and corner. It was meant to be!

Here is another painting I did recently for my dear friend Suzanne. Her and her husband Dave have been blessed with a super adorable baby girl. When she announced the nursery decor was going to be paisley and owls, I got busy painting.

Next one is a 24x36 that I will be doing for my living room.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, August 1, 2013


OMG....I'm Late!  I knew it was coming...but did August 1st get here?  My life is crazy right now and I can't seem to keep things straight. But enough about that, let's get to another great sketch by Sketch~N~Scrap.

Here is August 1st sketch...isn't it great?

And here is my take on it.

I used the oldie but goody Restoration collection by Crate Paper.  It went so well with the photo. Like it was meant to be.  

Recently I went to Michigan. This was the first time since 1999 that all five of us kids were with my mom.

 Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to head over to Sketch~N~Scrap to check out the other designers creations. And don't forget to get yours loaded before the end of August.
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Monday, July 15, 2013

Too Fun/Sketch~N~Scrap

It's that time again. What time you ask?  Time for another awesome sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap Kelly Holifield created this fabulous sketch that sparked my creativity.

I had a lot of fun putting together this layout. I absolutely LOVE these snapshots I took of Dax and Josslyn.  By the time I'm done taking pictures of everyone wearing these silly glasses, I'll have a whole album filled.

Isn't that wood veneer mustache too cute?  I inked it slightly to highlight it a bit. And those 'em!  they are the Artisan Elements by Pink Pasilee. I love how they come all white, then when you ink them there is a resist on them and a pattern shows up.  

As always, be sure to stop by Sketch~N~Scrap to see the other designers projects. And be sure to upload your take of the sketch for at chance at the prize from Paper Secrets.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, July 1, 2013

Sketch~N~Scrap Reveal!

I am excited to bring you my first reveal as a new Design Team member with Sketch~N~Scrap. I don't feel I brought full justice to the sketch, I had to go to Michigan for a family medical procedure. I tried to pack everything that I thought I would need to meet my commitment, but once there, I didn't have anything I wanted!   go figure huh?

So anyway, here is the sketch.

Here is my take

Not only am I not completely happy with the results, I couldn't get any good lighting for photographing it.

Be sure to stop by Sketch~N~Scrap to see what the other designers created. Plus, don't forget to upload your take on the sketch for a chance at the prize from Paper Secrets.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Exciting News

I have been selected to join the DT at Sketch-N-Scrap. I'm very excited, they have awesome sketches. My term doesn't start until July 1st but I wanted to share the second layout I created with the June's sketch. I LOVE this sketch!

the sketch

my second layout

For this layout, I followed the sketch pretty tightly. I LOVE how it turned out!  To see the first layout, that i followed a bit more loosely, scroll down to the previous post.

This layout also qualifies for the "father" challenge in the yahoo group that I belong to. Scrappin-N-Chattin.

Thanks for stopping by!
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New Challenge Blog

Are you a Project Lifer?  If so, you need to check out Week 2 Week. 

My scrappy friends Suzanne and Sandi have come together to create this challenge blog. Knowing their talent, passion, and dedication, this is going to be one awesome blog to follow. And I haven't even tried PL yet.

For the kick off, they are doing a give away. Be sure to head on over and check out all the details. 

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Monday, June 3, 2013

A Cousins Love

Kalista loves to terrorize her cousin Dax, as you can see in these pictures. But if truth be known, Dax loves it too.  LOL

I loosely used the new sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap for this layout. I love the sketch and already have another layout churning in my mind.

You should head over and see the DT takes on the sketch. They are very inspiring.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Play Time/MME

whew...I think I made it! How is it that a month goes by so fast then I try to play catch up on the last day of a challenge?  Tonight is the last night to get layouts upload over at MME for the May Sketch Challenge.

the sketch

 my layout

I used one of my favorite collections, Boy Crazy. Love all the bright colors and fun designs.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I'm Back....I Think!

I took a bit of a break. A lot of stuff going on in my life at the same time. I just didn't have time to craft as much as I would have liked. But I think I'm back and ready to get back in to the swing of crafting.

I have created layouts of my grand babies to hang on my living room wall. I finally got my youngest grand daughter Laila's done. Not bad, only took me 6 months...LOL.

A few close ups

I cut the bird from chipboard and inked it with a few different colors, then added some Stickles.

I cut the border using the Demask Decor Cricut cartridge. I used the same technique on it as the bird. Also adding some pearls.

of course I had to include some beautiful Prima flowers.

And lastly, I used rub-ons to create the title. This is something I did on all five layouts.

So there it is! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Hopefully my next post will come soon.
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