Monday, January 30, 2012

Just Because

Happy Monday!
I hope everyone had a great weekend...we sure did!
I decided it was time to use up some of my scrap paper.
I have so many bits and pieces from my scrapbooking days, so
it was time to do something with them!
I used my new stamp set Script Sentiments.
Oh I love this clean and simple!
Simple sentiment with kind of card!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thank You

Whew...thank goodness it is hump day. 
What a crazy week!
Not a whole lot of crafting going on!
I did get a thank card made for one of my many
 bosses for the wonderful Christmas present she gave me.
I am loving the new canyon clay color, so here is a great example of it!
I also continue to challenge myself to make cards using one of dies.
The heart die was perfect for this card.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Recipes from Pinterest

So a couple of weekends ago, I went on a girls weekend with some dear friends.
We decided to do all of our own cooking this year.
I offered to make all of the entrees and the other ladies brought snacks, dessert and of course wine!
I gathered my recipes from Pinterest.
I have been pinning for a while and this was a perfect opportunity to make a variety of recipes
with a group of ladies that would be honest about how they rated!
The first recipe was Chicken Parmesan.
This was so easy to make and was fabulous!
Pinned Image
The next recipe was Beef Enchiladas.
These were made in the crock pot which was perfect for the day I traveled.
The last recipe I used from Pinterest was...
These were super easy to assemble and I made them a day ahead.
Pinned Image
I had a couple of other recipes I made that were not from Pinterest to round out our food.
We all decided that the recipes were keepers!
If you are looking for easy and very tasty recipes, I would recommend you try any of the the above!
Thanks to my friends that are such great taste testers!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Papertrey Princesss Challenge

It is my turn to host the latest Papertrey Princess Challenge.
Coming up with a new challenge is always a treat.

My challenge is to make a card that uses any type of die and create a border somewhere on your card.

I chose to make a Valentine's Day card since the holiday is rapidly approaching.
I used my heart dies along with Love Birds stamps from Papertrey Ink.
I used a Kraft card base with Sweet Valentine patterned paper and white card stock.
Red Poppy ink and a little stitching finishes it off.
I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Craft Projects

Happy Monday!
We had a great weekend, I hope you did as well.
My daughter competed in a skating competition on Sunday and did great!
Plus they had school today, so reality was a little hard after getting home so late last night!
I have been focusing on getting some none paper crafty project done.
Since both of my kiddos are active in sports,
 I was looking for a way to display their medals.
Before we moved I had a board with hooks on it in my daughters room,
so I looked for a way to improve upon it.
This is what I came up with....
I painted it her room color, Peacock Blue, and distressed it using Martha Stewart's
metallic paint in black coffee, so much fun to use! 
I then added some knobs from Hobby Lobby that I got for half price! completed project!
Here is it with her medals.....I took the picture before she added her ones from yesterday!

Now onto my son....
He has just as many medals but I wanted to do something different for him.
We have lots of spare wood laying around since the renovations continue on our house.
I had my handy husband cut a board to the size I needed and then I spray painted it red.
I add some vinyl from Poppies at Play
I have had it for over a year!
Once I added the vinyl to the board, I again used Martha Stewart's Metallic paint in black coffee.
I used the paint because I actually wanted to dull the bright white of the vinyl.
I absolutely love how it turned out.
Here is the finished project....
and a close up of the vinyl I purchased....
It feels great to have these two projects completed!

Friday, January 13, 2012


I can't believe that it is Friday already...where did the week go?
Way too much going on both on the work front and with the kiddos!
We are enjoying some fresh snow today and a load of weekend activities on the horizon!
Today's card is a tribute to my wonderful friends.
As I stated before, I went away last weekend to scrapbook with friends.
The ladies that accompanied me are some of my favorite people.
We don't get  much crafting done but a lot of talking with no interruptions is priceless!
Here is too my terrific friends!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Papertrey Princess Challenge

This weeks Papertrey Princess Challenge was  put together by Elena.
Elena challenged the team to create your own background paper.
I used Tree Tops to make my background paper using canyon clay and Hawaiian shores ink.
I add the background paper to canyon clay card stock and topped with felt die cut from limitless layers in Hawaiian shores.
I added a Think Big sentiment stamped in Hawaiian shores on Hawaiian shores card stock.
A bit of rustic jute twine finishes off my card. 
What a great challenge....I should make my own background paper more often!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Big Thank You

Here is another Big Thank You card.
I am loving this set!
I have challenged myself to use more of my background stamps.
So I used Basic Backgrounds: Diamonds using versamark.
I topped it with some patterned paper and my sentiment.
Happy Hump Day....Enjoy!

Monday, January 9, 2012

happy ending.....

Welcome to Monday!
I hope everyone had a great weekend!
I sure did.  It was my annual girls weekend away.
The goal was to scrapbook and actually get caught up,
which I sort of did but more importantly,
I got caught up with my dear friends and we laughed like I have not laughed in ages!
More on the weekend later this week!
Today's card was simply to challenge myself to use a stamp set that has not seen light for ages!
I used two stamp sets: Distressed Stripes and Little Bitty Bird.
This card is very simple...enjoy!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thank You

Happy Friday!
This short week has gone by so fast!
We now have all of our thank you cards written and mailed!
Here is the final one I made.
I love the color combo but more important the stamps!
Tree Tops and The new Thank You stamp really are an easy combination!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sending you a BIG Thank You

Back to reality today!
My husband went back to work yesterday after being off for 2 1/2 weeks!
Now it is the kids turn today!
We had such a blast this break.
Food, friends and family were plentiful!
Today's Thank You uses Tree Tops and the new Thank You stamp.
Love the color combination together, as well as the new heart die.
Hope everyone is having a great week!