Monday, October 31, 2011

Holiday Wishes

When you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp sets* between November 1–30, you can add a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5! That’s a significant savings off the full retail value of $19.95. You may buy one Holiday Wishes stamp set for every $25 in qualifying stamp sets you purchase. As a creative bonus, many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun!

If you would like to get this set for yourself, talk to me or place your order here.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Page–Naughty or Nice

This is a layout I created for a swap I am in. I love how it turned out. The layout is a mish-mash of several different Christmases.





Supplies Used (all CTMH unless noted):

Paper: Believe
Stamps: Believe WOTG, Friendship Alphabet
Embellishments: ribbon (Wal-Mart), Believe Stickers, Hinges (retired), Brads, Sparkles, Flip-Flaps

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Scentsational Saturday

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am a consultant for Scentsy. I love the product: it is a safer alternative to candles and it smells GREAT! There are only a few days left to get the Warmer of the month at a discounted price. It is my favorite (it combines my favorite scents with my favorite pictures). If you would like to order one of these, visit my website here.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Autumn Princess

I am challenging myself to take more pictures…of my kids, of nature, of anything that really strikes my fancy. I am going to post a couple of pictures, once a week…this is my challenge to me.

Roo Bear – my beautiful Autumn Princess

Will J and Dolly Sue…(don’t tell them that they actually love each other!):

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Halloween

This week, the Heart 2 Heart challenge is to create something for autumn or Halloween. I did this layout of the kids. These pictures were taken on Halloween in 2009, so it was time to get them on a page. Thanks for the challenge, H2H!
Supplies Used (CTMH unless noted):

Paper: Twitterpated (retired)

Stamps: Creepy Cobwebs (retired)

Embellishments: Hemp, Chocolate Grosgrain (retired), Pear Mini-Medleys (retired), Chocolate Brads

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mojo Monday 212

This is my very first time to ever participate in a Mojo Monday challenge. it was a lot of fun and I am going to try and play along every week.
Here is the Mojo sketch:
Here is the card I created. As you can see, I rotated the design, but it is still the same design.
Products Used (CTMH unless noted):

Paper: Wonderland

Stamps: Snow Flurries

Embellishments: Rhinestone Designer Brads, Clear Sparkles, Silver Thread (Fabricland)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Blog Award

Last week, I was awarded a blog award by a great friend (whom I have never met!). It is the Liebster Blog Award and the word Liebster means beloved or favorite. Thank you so much, Carolyn. You should go and check out her yummy craftiness here.

Here are the rules to accept this award:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog. These picks must have fewer than 200 followers on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have fun!

Without further ado, here are just a few of the fabulous blogs that I follow.

Heather at Creative Cocount
Nikka at Create Your Vision
Sharon at Oak Island Stamp Queen
Emily at Faith, Hope and Art
Tonya at In All Sassiness

Take a minute to check out these ladies blogs. They are amazingly talented. You won’t be disappointed.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Heart 2 Heart–Journaling Challenge

I made this layout for a challenge over at the Heart 2 Heart challenge site. I am not very good at journaling. I love to scrapbook, but I feel as though my words will not give the pages justice. I don’t really mind how this one turned out and I really did have a story to tell. It is a layout of my daughter, Roo Bear and my nephew. They are only a few weeks apart in age, so they spent a lot of time together, carseat to carseat.



Supplies Used (CTMH unless noted):

Trees and Things



Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Blog Directions

I haven’t been a very good blogger, and though I apologize over and over, it doesn’t get batter. I would like to be that person who has a new post every day, so I thought I would try something different.
I am giving myself challenges and different things to post each day. Here is my new schedule:    
Monday – Close to My Heart Day                         
Tuesday – Anything Day
Wednesday –   Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 
Thursday – H2H Challenge                           
 Friday – Photograph Friday                     
 Saturday -  Scentsational Saturday (I am also a consultant for Scentsy and will allot one day for that as well)                                                       Sunday – Sunday Pages
I know it is unrealistic to post every day, and I do want to keep things real. I will miss some posts sometimes, as life does get in the way of our plans once in awhile, but I will do my best to be a good blogger.
Thanks for sticking in there with me!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

First Day for Dolly!

Yesterday I posted a layout of Will J’s first day of school. I used the same kit to do a layout of Dolly’s first day of school. Here she is on her first day of kindergarten and she could not wait to go to school with her brother!PA200021PA200022PA200020

As I said, I used the From Me to You kit to make these pages.

Friday, October 21, 2011

First Day

I have been working on layouts recently. When I started making cards, I pretty much stopped doing layouts and now I am really far behind. Here is a layout I did for Will J’s first day of school. He was going to PreK and he was only three years old. I was really sad, but he was so excited to go on the school bus!


I used a CTMH kit that was a campaign in the spring called From Me to You. It was the first thing I used with the new thick papers and was a lot of fun to play with.