Saturday, February 22, 2014

We make the perfect blend.

Morning, how are you doing ? I just couldn't sleep so I made a simple yet fun card. It is rather on the big side but still cute. I used a sentiment from bugaboo stamps . Such a fun file to work with. I colored the cup and heart with inks and a q-tip. The heart and band I used Versa Color - Cardinal. The cup and around the edges of card I used Color Box pigment brush pad - teal.







I told you it was so simple and fun .

I am entering this fun card into the

Challenge #32 - Coffee 


Thanks for stopping by, if you are wanting to enter this fun and simple challenge, I would love to see your project.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Good morning, I can't believe today is already February 14, 2014, which means it is Valentine's Day. Wow, this year is flying already.

I wanted to share with you a card I made for my bestie. I couldn't do the all lovey-dovey because he is a male. I tried to make it manly but also include a heart, so here is what I came up with.

I used Teddy Bear from scrapping with lisa designs . It's manly while also showing love.

I pulled out my scraps and used the brown and blue for the background. Found a small piece of brown and blue ribbon to go with it. Tag i have had for several years, the colors just fit well. I wrote on it with a black sharpie marker and colored the small heart in with waterfall stickles. Simple but still cute.









I am entering my card into the following challenges:
*Crafty cardmakers and more.-#109 This is a Man’s World
*Allsorts challenge blog- Week 245 - Colours beginning with 'B'   blue,black,brown
*Crazy 4 challenges -Crazy 4 Challenges C4C222 - Valentine w/glitter
*The crazy challenge -  CCH # 164 - Love is in the Air

I am also submitting it to a group I am in on facebook called  Creative Souls United. 
There requirements are: Ribbon - Red - Heart - Male.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.




Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kawaii Ornament Card

Hey everyone. how are you all doing? I wanted to share with you a card I made for a family member. I wanted something cute and fast and also simple. I am making a few more for more family. I found this cute Kawaii Ornament Card over at SVG Cutting Files store. I ran across a new-challenge-christmas-winter-themed. that ends January 14th on there blog. So I am entering my cute card.

Here is my card, I used a black card base. Red for the bulb, pink for toungue and yellow for bulb topper. I outlined the bulb with a red glittery pen which you can barely see. I colored the yellow topper in with gold glitter pen. On the inside I put a scrap of white cardstock and I inked in it red. Wrote my note and sent it on it's way this morning. A very simple but cute holiday card.


Thanks for checking my card out. Will you be making a Christmas/winter themed project and entering there contest? If so I'd love to see your creation.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

True Love



Hello everyone, how has winter been treating you? I'm reading all the time about these bad storms and such, my weather is crazy too. One day it is 82 degrees and the next day it is 62. Not very nice if you ask me.

Well I am here to share with you a LO I made for my Aunt Bug. I had to ask her daughter for some photo's I could use that wouldn't upset my aunt , as my uncle had passed several years ago. I plan to wrap it up and give it to her for Christmas.

I used the DCWV Immortal Love stack for the background paper. I took a piece of Bo Bunny paper and traced the shape onto a random piece of off white paper and then inked the edges with black then red . the red /black behind the photos was the same pieces I used for the hearts, I covered the hole up with my photos.

The hearts came from a few places. The black and white checked scalloped heart i used Cricut Craft room. It is in the ones that come with it. The heart with swirl I got from Scrapcation Getaway, I colored in the white dots with a black marker and traced the swirl with same marker. The small black heart at the bottom was a file I got from my computer. The scalloped I got from here. I traced them all in the black marker I used on the dots.

The 7 clear heart gems came from my stash and had no name on them. The 4 red swirls gem borders is from Recollections and I cant find them on the web.




After I was finished I took a 12x12 bathroom photo I got from family dollar, took the back paper off and took the bathroom photo out. It had gems around the tub so I took them off. I put my LO in the frame and also put the bathroom photo which was attached to the cardboard, back in the frame. Here is what it looks like finished.


I hope my Aunt Bug loves it.




















Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Love Letters

Morning everyone, I am here again to share a double layout. I never liked to make double but it seems I am digging it now.

I used the Love Letters file from Scrapping With Lisa Designs. It fit my letters perfectly.

Yes my letter is covered up to protect the writer of it.

The background paper is from the DCWV Immortal Love stack. I thought it fit this wonderfully.

Here is my double Pager.




Thanks for dropping in and looking at my pages.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Home made lip balm - DIY

I don't know about you but I hate the taste of Vaseline and carmex, unless it is the cherry flavored carmex. I also love love kool-aid and drink mixes. I was sitting here thinking of how to make the Vaseline taste better then it actually does. So i went to playing with different powdered drinks and Vaseline. I went to the store to get some canisters because the bathroom cups wasn't working well. All I could find is some big Christmas ones, so I got a pack of 4. When I got home I kept thinking that these are too big to carry anywhere so I emptied 3 small glitter canisters I had and used them.

Here is what I did. I took a popcicle stick and scooped some vasoline into the canister, after about 5 coops I had enough. After that I opened up a pack of crush grape single serve kool-aid and started to pour it in and stirred it very well. I added a little more and a little more until it was the color I wanted. I then did the same but used jolly rancher watermelon single serve kool-aid and mixed it well. I did this for 2 small and 1 large canister.  If you put it on right away it will be exfoliating. Wait an hour and the granules will dissolve.

Today is my nieces 11th birthday so she wanted to also make lip balm. So I let her make 1 of each in 1 of each canister. She asked my mom to try some in the morning to let her know if it tastes good. LOL

Lets get on to the lip balm shall we?

Materials:
Vaseline
Stir stick
small canister
powdered drink mix of your choice.

Supplies


 2 grape 1 watermelon


 Jolly Rancher Watermelon


Crush Grape


 All 5 containers


I can make you some if you would like. I got alot of materials left. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

angel you were born to fly

back again with another two pager for my son's book. I again used a Scrapping with Lisa's file. The file is called Angel you were born to fly . This is a very easy and fun file to work with. You can use it on pretty much any project. I used a sketch from a challenge on scrapbook.com

On to my project shall we.





Thursday, November 14, 2013

RIP little one

I came here today to share a double page layout I did a few weeks ago. It's still a touch situation for me so I don't scrap it often. I used Scrapping with Lisa's Little one file. I used a sketch from a challenge at scrapbook.com.

Here is the sketch I used.






i really enjoyed this sketch. Very fun to work with. Here is my Layout.




Do you use sketches when you scrapbook? Where is your favorite place to get your sketches?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Earrings With Kiara

Kiara came over last weekend and she was telling me how her step-mom would by her step-sister earrings but not her. She asked me if we can look thru my charms and make her some together. So we sat here for a hour and picked out charms and made earrings.

I only made the dangle Hello Kitty one, she made all of the rest.

Have a look at her earrings.







Here is Princess Kiara displaying her creations.








I believe she did a great job for her first time making earrings,

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

1988

Morning crafters, I'm here with another DT post with Scrapping With Lisa Designs. I wanted to use one of Lisa's new files because it fit the photo so well. I used her Ghouls just wanna have fun file. There was a few years back when I was young, my mom had me dress up as a witch for Halloween. I didn't like it but I went with it. 

Here is a LO with a photo of me as a witch. 


I am a part of scrapbook . com , so I made this Lo to complete several challenges. They are as follows.

nov one pic
nov girls only
nov color white-50% white
nov stamping-2 orange pieces
nov scrap with scraps- everything but white background is scraps.
nov 5 ingredients
*orange
*droplets/drips
*matted papers
*banner w/words - my banner has a date
*frame- around photo 


I just love how one project and be combined for so many things. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Rosebud earrings.

I don't know about you but I love browsing my email and seeing patterns. I scroll thru them until I find something that tickles my fancy. Well the other day I was scrolling email and I came across some crocheted rose earrings. They looked so easy so I proceeded to print the pattern and get started. You can find the free pattern here.

My first pair was made using size 10 crochet thread in pink and green. You can see them here.




My second pair was made for my cousins birthday. Her favorite colors are red and black. I didn't have any red and black crochet thread so I used embroidery floss. Believe it or not they look the same .The leaves are black, rosebud red.






There quck and pretty. Why dont you grab the pattern and see what you can make?

Sunday, November 10, 2013

I learned to knit

Have you ever watched someone do something and you thought to yourself "i wanna learn that"? Well I did. I was watching my cousin and my aunt in the hospital. We was all up there visiting my grandma, she had a massive heart attack (shes home and better now), they was knitting some scarves. I kept watching and saying I wanna learn, I wanna learn. Well after things calmed down I went with my cousin Candi and picked out some yarn and needles. I chose the team spirit yarn for the FSU 'Noles and the Michigan Wolverines. These are the only two teams I watch.  It took me a little while to get the hang of this thing called knitting, made some huge mistakes, but I got this now.

Here are my scarves:

Michigan






I think it is gorgeous :-)

Now onto my FSU 'Noles:


Not bad for a beginner aye. :-)

If you would like one,please drop me a line and I can make you some.

Thanks for stopping in. Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?







Today September 11, 2013 is the 12th year of a world tragedy for the United States of America. 2,985 people lost there lives  on September 11, 2001.. This includes firefighters, Paramedics, EMT's, police officers, pilots, flight attendants, wives, mothers, children, fathers and husband, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, FRIENDS. Flight 93 passengers gave their lives in order to protect us, as well as the Emergency personnel that died.  Neighbors were helping neighbors and our colors flew high that day and they are still flying real high in this present day. So please stop today say a few words for the families that have lost love ones and also please tell Emergency personnel you see Thank you. take a few moments and  sit back and think of  how the soldiers past and present are protecting us. The fallen soldiers that have given their lives in order to protect us, is it possible we will be where we are today if it wasn't for them? I'm not thinking so. If you have family and friends in the military or was ever in the military, why not drop them a note in the mail today, or maybe a little care package, even a text, email, Skype, phone call and tell him how much they mean to you. hey why not let everyone know how much you care and love them. I know I currently have family and friends in the military and also in the past. GO FIND SOME LOCAL FIREMEN AND PARAMEDICS AND TELL THEM HOW MUCH YOU APPRECIATE THEM. In all, 343 firefighters and paramedics were killed on 9/11, as were 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers.









Please also let's not forget about what was happening at the Pentagon on this day.  American Airlines Flight 77 slamming into the western side (U.S. armed forces headquarters) of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, at 9:37 a.m. ET on 9/11, claiming the lives of 59 people on board. In addition, 125 military and civilian employees at work inside the Pentagon were killed by the crash. In addition to the Pentagon's 125 casualties, some 106 people were seriously injured by fires following the direct hit on the building, the epicenter of U.S. military strength.




"Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" Alan Jackson

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day? Were you in the yard with your wife and children.Or working on some stage in L.A.? Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke Risin' against that blue sky? Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor Or did you just sit down and cry? Did you weep for the children who lost their dear loved ones And pray for the ones who don't know? Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble And sob for the ones left below? Did you burst out with pride for the red, white and blue And the heroes who died just doin' what they do? Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer And look at yourself and what really matters? I'm just a singer of simple songs ,I'm not a real political man.  I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you the difference in Iraq and Iran, But I know Jesus and I talk to God And I remember this from when I was young Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us And the greatest is love.
Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day? Were you teaching a class full of innocent children Or driving down some cold interstate? Did you feel guilty 'cause you're a survivor In a crowded room, did you feel alone? Did you call up your mother and tell her you loved her? Did you dust off that Bible at home? Did you open your eyes, hope it never happened ,Close your eyes and not go to sleep? Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages Or speak to some stranger on the street? Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow Or go out and buy you a gun? Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watchin' And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns? Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers Did you stand in line and give your own blood? Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family, Thank God you had somebody to love?

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?


*photos are not mine, I found them on the internet.  *