Thursday, April 30, 2009

This past Saturday we had our PA Shoebox Swap. These are some of the cards we created. We also did some altered items that I'll have to take pictures of and post. All the ladies that came were so super talented and provided great, fun cards to make.
I put together the Riley and Bella cards for the girls to make. (imagine that)

Monday, April 27, 2009


Kellyluvs2stamp on SCS hosted our 4th Crafty Critters challenge. Our challenge was to create card showing a flower. It could be in any form our little hearts desired.

Here is my card entry:

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hoppy Times!

I just adore this stamp set from SU! This is the first time I have inked it up and loved it.

This tag is for a tag contest we are having at our PA Shoebox Swap this Saturday. There were no requirements so it allowed us to let our creative mojo flow.

My nephew is having his 6th B-day party this weekend. I knew with our PA Shoebox Swap on Saturday that it would be pushing it for me to get a card done for him by Sunday. SO I broke out some of the tags I received in a tag swap I hosted. I love this b-day tag that aprillower created. My nephews party is a "military themed" party so I just popped star DP onto the card base and went with it. I know it does not match perfect but it was quick easy and simple. Thanks April!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

SBPS#14 "Circle of Love"

Kel on SCS hosted a swap that you scrap a 12x12 layout for a secret sister using their pictures. The theme was "Circle of Love." The rules were to create a layout using circles in any form on the page. This is the first I ever participated in one of these challenges. I was nervous to scrap someone else's pictures but it actually came together a lot easier than I was expecting.

On the left page I made the DP into circles and then used chipboard embellishments that are round as well. On the right page I used the word "Love" to tye the "Circle of Love" onto both pages. I was not into journalizing someone else's pictures so I left this for my SS.
I listed the products used under the pictures.

Products Used: DP K&Company Seaglass Palm, K&Company Seaglass Embossed Shell Paper, Creative Memories sticker wording, American Crafts Felt Flower, Bazzill Cardstock, K&Company Chipboard embellishments, tags, and button.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cleaned up Mess!

Ok I know these pictures are probably going to make April twitch!! Hopefully when she sees my cleaned up mess she'll beable to breath. LOL!!

So what motivated me? This messy table is the table that I have been keeping my finished LOTWs on. I have some that went missing and I though MAYBE JUST MAYBE my craft storage cabinet ATE THEM!! So I thought I better see if I can rescue them. Well no luck finding the LOTW but my cabinet is now tidied up!!

My finished clean up!!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009


Well this seemed to take forever for me to get a minute to sit down and post our 3rd challenge on our Craft Critters Blog Group.

April gave us a great challenge to decorate an egg using our craft supplies (not our kids.) I thought this was going to be really fun and easy but I actually struggled with it.

I don't own craft ink so my ink took forever to dry which in turn make it hard for me to decorate. Everything I put on would not stick no matter what adhesive I used. Finally when it did I decided to go simple with rhinestone images and popped them up with pop dots. I inked my egg with dabbers to give it a tie die type look. Not my best work by any means but it was a fun challenge.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pick A Theme

So one of my favorite SCSers (KAcopan) is hosting a Pick A Disney theme border swap. Basically you choose a theme of your choice and then those that are in your group make you a border set based upon your pick. Two of the girls in one of my groups picked a Pooh theme and Cars theme. These are the two sets I put together for them. They were fun, easy, and quick to do. It was a nice change of pace to my crafting.

Friday, April 10, 2009

GREAT Friday!

I had a really Great Good Friday! We were supposed to go to an egg hunt but it got rained out. So the boys and I spent the day in playing and of course I spent time crafting. The boys were so good today and were on a great schedule which allowed me to get a lot done. I have not downloaded all of my pictures so this one is actually from a project I finished on Thursday afternoon.

I'm hosting a Cricut Page Swap on SCS. Even though I'm hosting and do not have to participate I wanted to because I love to use my Cricut. I decided to do a Dinosaur theme which is in a previous post and a Superboy theme.

I used my Paper Dolls and Storybook cartridges, My Minds Eye dp, Bazzill cardstock, and rhinestone accents.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Easter Celebration!

My mom and I have been dying to get together to make cards since Christmas. Well we did not think it would be practical for us to make Christmas cards for Easter so we decided to knock out some Easter cards. Maybe we should have done Christmas to get a head start for next year. It was fun to have the crafting company and we ended up knocking out about 8 cards. Here is some of our work.

You know sometimes I love to pop out a card without stamping and just focus on one companies products. I loved the brown with these sweet, soft Easter colors.

I love my little Riley!! It took me a while to pop out this card. I just could not get comfortable with the color combo with the colors of Riley.

I'm not a huge House Mouse fan but my mom loves this little guy. So I thought I would play with this stamp a little and thought it turned out somewhat cute.