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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ICY Card Sketch

Wow...I can't believe this month is almost over!!  I still have a few challenges to complete...not sure if I will get them done before the end of the month!  I did again get a set of cards done...yep you guessed it Christmas!  I used a sketch that was put up on the ICY (I challenge you) board over at The Crop Room II.

Here is the sketch:

And my take on it!

So now you have it...go get started on your own Christmas cards....well I guess you can do Easter cards!
Stay tuned....and keep watching that tutorial will be coming soon!



Sunday, March 27, 2011

Homeless Caring Bags

Today I want to share with you what our Women's Ministry group pulled together at our "Jewels Cafe" yesterday. 

Have you ever passed by those on the street that are homeless or are asking for money?  You know that we have been warned that some for some of them they will take the money that you give them and use it for drugs and alcohol, or that for some panhandlers they make alot more money than we do and this is their way of life.  If you are like me you always want to do something, but because of the warnings we have recieved you drive by and then feel a little guilty.  Well one of the ladies at our church gave us a great idea, so we had our church members donate the items that we needed to make up a bag that you can carry with you in the trunk of your car.  This way when you pass them on the street, you can give them things they need, and hopefully can use.  No longer do you need to feel guilty just going by.

Using a Gallon Zip loc bag fill Each Zip Loc Bag with:

Large Black Trash Bag...to be used as a rain poncho
Juice Box
Small Bottled Water
Protein or Granola Bar
Trial Size Shampoo
Small Bath Soap
Toothpaste & Toothbrush
Small pkg of Kleenex
Band Aids or Mini First Aid Kit
$5 or more Gift Card to a Fast Food Restaurant (McDonalds, Burger King, Etc)

You can also go the extra mile and use the Extra Large Ziploc bags I think they are 2 or 2 1/2 gallon bags and add socks, razors, deodorant, shaving creme, antibiotic ointment, mini sewing kit, gloves.

Thank you for taking the time to share some of the basic things that we take for granted everyday for those less fortunate than ourselves.

Blessings and Hugs!


Friday, March 25, 2011

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

Here I am again involved with giving a layout away!I really do enjoy creating things for others.  At The Crop Room II we have the Kween of Kits every other month with random drawing for a winner.  That person then gets to choose themes for her Layouts all the other participants choose the theme they want to do and then create  a Layout or a Kit for the winner.  

For the Month of March/April Lynnndee was the winner.  She had a theme of a little girl sitting at a vanity table.  The picture she will be using are her grandaughter playing at her vanity table wearing a crown.

Here is the Layout I did based on that theme and this sketch that I posted a long time ago.

Sorry the picture is a little crooked.  I used Bazzill Cardstock and K&Co Classic K Charlotte paper pad for this layout.  Of course as always my cricut was right at hand...the frames and the scallop circles were made from the Accent Essentials cart, for the little bird, branch, crown and flourish I used Home Decor Cartridge.  The branch was cut out of white cardstock and I colored it with Tim Holtz Inks in Brushed Cordorouy, and Vintage Photo, gave it a spritz of walnut ink and when that dried topped it off with sandy beach glimmer mist.  The roses and flowers were some I have had in my stash forever.  Pulled a few pink buttons, bling, pearls and bows that I had and embellished.  I also added a Heidi Swapp Mirror in Pink. The journaling tag is from a Close to My Heart Kit.  For the title and quotes I used computer fonts LD Wedding, and Book Antiqua.  Sorry I didn't right down all the dimensions for this Layout this time.  Hope you will gain some inspiration for your pages...and a big thanks to suepup for providing such a beautiful sketch!!!

Here are a couple of close ups.  Very new to this!

I have also had some requests for a tutorial on the tissue technique that I did on the letters. So I am hoping that in about a week I can do that for you. Right now my dear husband is on his 7 days off...so I don't usually get alot done during this time.

Until next time....


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Initial Letters Swap

Hi there!  I have been involved this month with a letter swap hosted by Martica over at Scrapbook.com.  There have been some beautiful letters produced.  This really took me out of my comfort zone, but I had alot of fun with it.

The letters were wooden letters purchased from Michaels.  I then used a tissue paper technique to cover them, this always gives the finish a little bit of distressed, old world finish.  I made the creme colored roses using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die Cut and this tutorial.  Before cutting these florals out with the dies I used a  Tattered Angels Stamp and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo to add a design.  Then I cut them out and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Brushed Cordorouy.  I also made the tulle rosettes.  The off white chiffon roses were some I have had in my stash. 

Thanks for always giving me such inspiration to create!



Monday, March 14, 2011

Sketch Inspiration

Here is a sketch for you that my friend Amy has created.  She posted this on her blog 
Amarylis Little Corner. She created this  for Creative Scrappers.  And I just had to share it with you!  It  is so wonderful!

Happy Scrapping!



Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Card Tutorial

Here is a card to share with you that I made last month.  Yes it's a Christmas Card.  It was for a challenge over at The Crop Room II.  The images came from The Graphics Fairy. 

The little poinsettas were purchased at WalMart and I cut the little pearls from the strings and added. I used a Stampin Up embossing folder on the front.  I don't remember who the stamp is by ...sorry!

Supply list:
2- 8 1/2 x 11 inch  white cardstock
1-5 x 4 1/4 inch red cardstock
Cricut Expression
Sizzix Big Shot
Home Decor Cartridge
5x7 Embossing folder of your choice
embellishments of your choice
Images downloaded from The Graphics Fairy

Here is a quick tutorial on how I created this:

Take an 8-1/2x11inch sheet of white cardstock.  Cut to measure 5 x 8-1/2 inches. 
Score the 8- 1/2 inch side at 4 1/4 inch. 
Now find the center of your card front, and mark it with a small dot. 
Using the cricut, your center button, and the Home Decor Cartridge, cut the rounded square image at 3-1/4 inch. You will need to move your cricut blade so it is over the center dot on the front of your card.
Cut a piece of red carstock to 5 x 4-1/4 inches.
Again find the center and mark it.
Adjust your square size to 3 inches. and cut it.

Using your Sizzix run the card front only...(your paper will hang off the back of the texture plate) through the machine using the texture plate of your choice.  I used the large dot from Stampin Up.  This will give you an embossed front only.
Now adhere the red cardstock to the backside of your card front.

Print your images at wallet size on white cardstock.  Cut them out and round the corners.  You may need to trim them just slightly to fit the opening.

Using the scrap piece that was cut from the red cardstock, mount your images with pop dots to this.
Line up this piece and place on the inside of your card so that the image comes through the opening.
Embellish the front as you wish!

Hope you have fun making this card!  If you do this will you please leave me a comment and a link to where I can see this?  Thanks!

Until Next time...



Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A chance to Win Kits!

Would you like a chance to win a year's worth of kits?  Wow I couldn't believe this when I saw it.

You just have to visit:

and follow the instructions!  Now now easy is that!  From the kit I see there this would be awesome!



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

So you say it's your Birthday!

On March 3rd our grandson turned 6! This past weekend he had his birthday party at a local pizza restaraunt.  And I know that there are "certain" people out there that have been wanting to see pictures and details.  He has been so excited this year, hardly containing himself to wait for his BIG day! He was especially excited that he was going to get to invite his classmates.  He began counting down the days to his birthday before Valentine's Day!  While talking to his teacher Ms. Rivera...whom I attend church with... she said he asked her the week before his birthday.."When are you going to put up March so we can count down to my birthday?"  When we went shopping in February we must have went through the aisles at WalMart 3-4x's and he was picking out his gifts and telling me what each person was going to buy him!  So here are some pics of that much anticipated day!
Arcade Fun!

                                                                          Uncle Vincent and Brother Jesse  
The Gang's All Here!

Pin the Tale on the Donkey!
                                            Pretty Mom and the Cake!

MORE Gifts!
Mark and Brother Jesse
Dyllan and Sister Aryah!
I think our little guy had a wonderful day and totally enjoyed himself!  I just can't believe how big he is getting!  Where has the time gone?


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Unfinished Projects March and Sign Ups

Well I looked at my list and boy I didn't get hardly anything done this month!  But isn't it great that we don't have to finish...the idea is that we have our list and are making steps to get them done.

Here's my list from last month:

1. ICY Challenge The Crop Room - done

2. Scrapbook News n Reviews Submission Calls -done

1. Draven's Quilt -almost done...

2. Scrapbooks to complete:

Wedding Scrapbook - one layout done Jan.

My grandchildrens' 1st year books


KA - one layout done Feb.

DA - one layout done Jan.

This is My Story Scrapbook

3. Snowman wall hanging quilt

4. Picture frames

5. Christmas Florals

6. Christmas Ornaments

7. Mini Scrapbooks

and to add for March:

8. Martica's Letter Swap due Mar 31st
9. Darker Side Challenge Hosted by Foreverempress at scrapbook.com
10. ICY Challenge at The Crop Room II
11. Photo Organizational Challenge Hosted by Hanging by a Moment at scrapbook.com

Hopefully this month I will get a few more things off the list and leave some inspiration, tutorials, or sketches along the way.  Of course as you can tell some of my items are recurring every month.

Ready, set, begin...make your list, post it on your blog, a website like scrapbook.com or The Crop Room II and leave me a message that you are playing.  These lists can include anything that you have been putting off for awhile.  We will have more blog candy at the end of the month!  Thanks for playing!



Wednesday, March 2, 2011

February Winner!

Well dear friends...where did February go and where did I go the last half of it!  I didn't realize it had been 2 weeks since I had posted! 

Well it is March 2nd and you know what that means....

Time to check our lists and see if we were productive or at least made an attempt at our Unfinished Projects.

and also time for me to have another drawing for candy...which I never posted a pic...but will tell you it is something made by Tim Holtz!!

Here is the list of who signed up this month:

1. Deersfield Mom
2. Kathy
3. Lainie
4. Lynnnndee
5. ScrapVamp
6. Suziescraps

I will select the winner again by a random number generator.  See the bottom page of my blog...

and the winner is:  SCRAPVAMP!!!!!


I will be back here tomorrow to post my updated list of Unfinished Projects and what it takes to join!

 Wanna join in? 



P.S.  I thought the number on the generator would stay showing...but it didn't so you will all have to believe me that it did say #5!!  LOL!