Friday, January 2, 2009

Home Sweet Home.....

I had to play some more with these new stamps by Crafty Secrets called, Home Sweet Home. When I am in the mood to color, these are perfect!!! I used my Copics to color with. I also pulled out my very dusty "Postage Stamp" scissors. Remember years ago, when you HAD to have every nifty scissor out there? (OR was that just me?!) I have a whole rack of 'em! I also used my NEsties to further frame the image. I am drawing a blank on the paper.......I think it is Fancy Pants. The ribbon was given to me by Korin at Sweet 'n Sassy stamps. (Thanks Korin!) I thought it matched pretty well! I added a key by Life's Journey to finish it off.

Not, that I am complaining, (ok, maybe a little), but my 2 week vacation is almost over........ Monday, it's back to reality........back to my 28 5th graders.........*sigh*
So I guess I need to make the most of my last few days! Right now my son is making breakfast for my daughter and me. He is making Baked Apple Pancakes. Yep, all by himself! My they grow so fast don't they!? Off to go taste his masterpiece!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Made With Scraps!

Did you ever look at your desk after creating something wonderful? Does yours look like a tornado ripped through the room? Or is it just me? Please tell me it isn't just me! I was working on a few new Crafty Secret's projects and had crap laying all I decided to take that crap and make something with it! Yep. Consider it my "Going Green" mission! This is the end result! I had an extra Shrinky Dink spoon and coffee bean that would have normally gone in the garbage.....instead it is here! I stamped the sentiment on the tag.....that just happened to be laying around.......and punched a few hearts to "ground" my spoon. That's it!

So whadda ya think? I probably shouldn't quit my day job eh?


Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I don't know what I was thinking when I posted last night.......but please forgive me, as I had just come from a scrapbook party and had had a few glasses of wine! LOL! THIS is my last post for 2008! My time at Sweet 'n Sassy has come to an end. I have so enjoyed working with sweet Korin and the other talented DT gals! I will miss you! But be assured that I will continue to stalk your blogs!! Kathy, Jessica, and myself are ending our term, and some wonderful new talent is coming in! Check out their blogs for some new January sneak peeks and then check the Sweet 'n Sassy blog tomorrow for the current DT's sneaky peeks!

This is a brand new set called Flourishes! Just love it!!! I stamped the flowers and had to outline them in glue and sprinkle some hot pink glitter and added rhinestones! It's all about the bling baby! The sentiment was cut from the Papertrey paper and added to a jewelry tag.

This card was created using an older set called, Snow Friends. I colored them in with my Prismas and added glitter for the heart and the snow. Aren't they the cutest?

Don't forget to visit Jessica and Kathy's blogs today!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

A Whole New World!

Noel Mignon is hosting a new challenge to incorporate a love song into your LO. I took the challenge literally and included the lyrics to my wedding song. What was my wedding song you ask? OK, don't laugh at me.......well you can, because I wouldn't hear you anyway.......but it was the theme song to Disney's Aladdin. You remember the cartoon with the genie and Princess Jasmine? Yep. Hey, I was married in 1993, AND I was young! But seriously, when you read the lyrics to, A Whole New World, they are very poignant. Entering the world of marriage, adulthood and parenting IS a whole new world!

And to be honest, this journey that I have been on for the last 15 1/2 years has been an amazing one. I wouldn't want to be on this crazy ride with anyone but this guy right here. He is my rock, my reason to get up every everything.
And in case I don't post before 2009.........HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Be Mine

Bitten by the Bug has issued a new challenge this use the circle dot cut from the Monogram cartridge. I decided to break into my Valentine stash and create this card! The paper is K & Company, the ribbon is Papertrey, and the ticket is by Making Memories. I pulled out my sewing machine to do a bit of stitching. Although, I think my tension is off, because some of the stitches look a bit loose. I am really sewing impaired and don't sew anything but sad I know!

The fabulous BBTB team has cooked up some gorgeous creations.....head on over the BBTB blog to take a peek!

Thanks for stopping by! You make a gal's day!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

This Crazy Weather!

I just have to laugh at this crazy weather we've had here in Chicago. Last week we didn't make it above 0 degrees and 10 inches of snow......freezing rain.....and now Saturday we made it to the upper 50's with rain, thunder, and tornado warnings all over the place! And now all of that snow has melted and seeped into my basement! Ugh! It is a muddy mess out there.....which is NOT a good thing when you have 4 little paws to wipe off..... but I digress.......

Since it will be January soon, and I haven't made any Valentines cards yet......I made this quick card using Crafty Secret's Christmas Journaling Booklet. These booklets rock when you are pressed for time and need a pretty card! To add a little pizazz, I used chunky glitter around the image, Dew Drops in the corners, some ribbon, and a Making Memories snowflake charm.

I am off to watch the see what Mother Nature has in store for us tomorrow........maybe a foot of snow? ( I hope not!!!)

Have a wonderful Monday!!!