Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Texas Album Class

Howdy blogging friends.

Today I want to share a peek of an
upcoming class I have at the Crafty Scrapper in
Waxahachie, TX. People have been asking for this 
class for a while and I finally found the perfect papers to
work with and put it together.

We will be using the Bo Bunny Anthem papers and embellishments 
for this super fun Texas License Plate Album.

I made a display album for the store last year and have been getting
requests for a class every since. So here it is. Sign up soon, because
spaces are going quick. We may add a second class a little later this 
fall, but I am not sure when. 

If you are not local and would like a kit, contact the store
directly and they will put you on the list. 

If you would like a peek at my other Texas Album
it is here.

Have you Liked my Facebook Page yet?
Well what are you waiting on? Stop on by and say hi!

Have a great evening!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope that you and yours have a wonderful 
holiday tomorrow! We will be grilling out with the kids tomorrow 
afternoon - just spending time with them now that they
are grown is something we don't get as often as 
we would like.

Please remember our soldiers who are sill overseas
fighting for the freedom we take for granted everyday.

May they all come home to their 
families safe and sound.


Friday, May 24, 2013

No Photos! Girl Scout Camping

Good Friday morning everyone!

I hope you are ready for the weekend!
I sure am. It is graduation season, as I am sure you know,
and I know so many kids graduation this  year.
Nothing makes you feel old like the little kids
you knew years ago graduating high school!

Today I have my DT project for Frosted Designs to share.
This weeks Fabulous Friday Challenge is: Punches
Here is a look at my layout
 So, I was a Girl Scout Leader for 16 years, and this one campout - no one
 brought a camera. Seriously. How did that happen???
My papers are Best Creations, Core'dinations, and some scraps that I can't identify.
My punches are from Fiskars: border punch, large star and small star. 
I used a stamp set I have had for YEARS to stamp the blue cardstock
 before I punched it, another set down used, yes!
I have also used Thickers, Buttons Galore & More, and the title is from Paper Wizard.

Be sure to join us for the Punches challenge, you have 
until June 6th to link up your project over on the blog.

I am also linking up at the following challenges:
Use Your Stuff: - Tools - stamp set I have had for years!
Divas By Design - Friends
4 Crafty Chicks - Critters
Paper Lover's Studio - Scraplift - Camping

Thanks for stopping by today 
I swear once this weekend is over and the last kid graduates
I can get back to scrapping and blogging!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Life is A Journey Card

Hi everyone, I hope you are safe where you are!
We are having more tornado weather here in North Texas.

Please keep the folks in OK in your thoughts and prayers
I just saw that the tornado threw there was 2 miles wide!!

Today I have a DT project for Just For Fun Stamps
using more of the new stamps released this spring.

I love flamingos - so I was really happy to see on in
the spring release!! 

 Nice flamingo, huh? :o) 
I have used the following images for my card 
All my papers are from Basic Grey, cardstock is Bazzill. I have also used
bling: Recollections, ribbon: Stampin' Up, die: Spell Binders, 
punch: Stampin' Up.

I used Stamper's Big Brush Pens from Faber-Castell Design 
Memory Craft to ink my stamp. The bling was a big leaf - I cut it into 
smaller sections to use here. I used my sewing machine as well
 as faux stitching on the card. 

Thanks for stopping by today!
Be safe where you are!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

December Daily 2012 w/ Kaisercraft

Good afternoon to all my blogging buddies!

I am on my second day ALL ALONE here in the 
house - it is so quiet. Just me, the cats, and the dogs :)
The hubs is working a special event all weekend and DD2
is out with a friend. Lot's of time in the studio!! 

I just realized that I have a project I never posted here on the 
blog- a class I did last fall for The Crafty Scrapper
a fabulous little December Daily using Kaisercraft papers.
Someone who purchased a kit is working on it
and needed the photos, which is how I came to realized 
they were not here!

There are lots of photos!


This little book was so much fun and all my classes had a 
great time doing it. 
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Hobbit Houses Card

Good Friday evening blogging friends!
It has been a bit of a rushed week for me
DD2 graduated college - again - last night. 
We are so happy for her!

Maybe now she will get a job? mmmm,,,

Anyway,,,  today I have my DT project for Just For Fun Stamps
and this week we are working with a fun sketch as well as 
the new stamps that were released this spring.

Here is my card
My papers are from Bo Bunny, the sparkles are from Kaisercraft, 
inks are Tsukineko, Dusty Attic chippie, Prima flowers,
and the washi tape is Studio G. 
To color my image I used a handful of PITT® Pastel Pencils and
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils from 
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. 

I used Collaged Row Houses stamp for my image- but seriously,
they look like little hobbit houses, don't they? 
I have been waiting to use this stamp ever since it
showed up in the mail! Cute, cute, cute!!

Be sure to hop over to the 
some great work by the other talented
ladies on the DT. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Graduation part 2 - ColourQ #189

Good morning everyone!
I hope you are well this week!

We have new palette over at ColourQ with
some really fun colors this week :o)

This is part two of my DD1s High School Graduation Day
 I have used Prima papers from the Lyric line - they were perfect for
this challenge! All my bling and my chipboard are from Want2Scrap.

 Prima and other flowers, Basic Grey brads, Chipboard from
Want2Scrap heat embossed with WOW embossing powder.
 Have you seen these butterfly blings from Wand2Scrap? Love them!

My title is from Want2Scrap as well. I painted it with gesso, sprinkled it with
white embossing powder and heat set it.

Here is a look at this weeks colors
Beautiful spring colors!
You have until midnight on Monday to link your 
project up over an the blog so be sure to join in.

The ladies on the DT have made some great projects
too so be sure to stop by and check them out.

I used a sketch from Sketches in Thyme for my layout
As usual, I started out with the sketch and kind of meandered around :o)

I am also linking up at the following challenges:
Use Your Stuff - Flowers
Make It Monday - Anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!
May the Flamingos be with you!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Baby Jade's Graduation Day

Good afternoon blogging friends- how are you today?
I am taking this whole weekend to catch up on photo
editing and then I am going to create two new classes 
for the The Crafty Scrapper. I have the cutest new papers 
from Bo Bunny for a Texas theme album and Echo Park
papers for a Summer Fun book.

For today's layout I am using the newest ColourQ Palette
and I loved these soft, yummy colors!
 I have used Heidi Swapp, Stampin' Up, Jenni Bowlin, and Bazzill papers.
For my background I used texture medium over a Prima mask and let it dry.  I colored the dry paste with Banana Gelatos® from Faber-Castell® using a small piece of Cut N Dry sponge from Ranger. 
The canvas piece here is from Maya Road, stamp is CTMH, pearls from Want2Scrap, chippie is
Leaky Shed Studios,and flowers from my stash. 

I used my Cricut, a Cuttlebug die, and Fiskars punch.

Here is a look at the colors this week palette
You have until Monday the 13th, at Midnight to link up on the
ColourQ Blog for your chance to win.

Be sure to stop by and see all the DT projects too!

I am also linking up at the following challenges:
Use Your Stuff - Textures

Friday, May 10, 2013

Snapshots Of A Good Life - Frosted Designs

Good morning everyone!
It is Friday - we made it through the week!

Today I have a DT project for Frosted Designs to share
this morning. It is time for our Fabulous Friday Challenge and this time around
 it is Black & White + one color.

This weeks sponsor is Spiegelhoff Mom Scrap 
and the prize is:
10 Yards of May Arts burlap string (red and Natural) 2 wooden veneers
 (winners choice) and 2 Washi tapes and again lucky winner, 
you'll get to choose that too!

So be sure to play along - you won't want to miss a chance at this great prize!!

Here is a look at my layout
 My papers are MME and they are from older collections that I have hoarded been saving 
for a while. The fabulous rub-on in the corner is Creative Imaginations, who are now calling
themselves Splash of Color. What does that say about you when you have had
product so long that the company has changed their name??? mmmmmm

 Flowers are from Prima, some older some new. Brads from MME and Teresa Collins.

 Is there anyone who doesn't like pom-pom fringe? I seriously think the world would
be a better place if everything was draped in pom-pom fringe.
Pink pom-pom fringe to be exact. 

My chippie is from Dusty Attic, I have used VersaMark and white embossing powder on it, and edged it 
with Rose Metal Gelatos®. The pearls are from Kaisercraft.

You have until May 23rd at noon to link up your project over on the 
Frosted Designs Blog so be sure to join in.

I am linking up with the following challenges:
Make It Monday - Anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Saying or Quote
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Lasting Memories - Only one photo

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful weekend :o)


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Blog Candy Winner!

Happy humpday everyone!

It is time to draw a winner for my wonderful blog candy 

Is this a great prize or what??

So using Random we have a winner


JOYCE you have 1 week to send me your mailing address using the
"Contact Me" button at the upper right of my blog. 

Thanks everyone for playing along!

Aloha Card with Just For Fun Stamps

Good afternoon stamping friends~!
I hope your weather is as glorious as ours is here-
it is a beautiful spring day here in Dallas- mid 70's and mild 
sunshine. Who could ask for more?

The great weather put me in the mood for beaches and so
today I have a fun vacation card to share with you
using another of the new spring release stamps.

My image is the aloha stamp and there are lots of fun
coordinating stamps in the new release as well.
You can check them all out HERE.   

 My embellishments are from Prima, Maya Road, May Arts and others.
I stamped the image using StazOn and added tiny pearl accents from Kaisercraft.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Glue Dots® and Buttons Galore and More Blog Hop!!

Hi everyone and welcome to the Glue Dots® and 
Buttons Galore & More Blog Hop!!

If you got here from Michelle's blog, you are on the right track!
if not, you might want to check out the list below to see the order!

If you are looking for my BLOG Candy
scroll all the way to the bottom to see how to enter!

As you know I have some serious button issues- so 
this project was perfect for me!
Our theme for the hop is Father's Day or Graduation
I chose to scrapbook my DD1's high school graduation.

All of my papers are from DCWV although I cannot tell you what stacks! 
I used Mini Glue Dots® to adhere my paper strips, my photo, and mat. 

I used a mix of Ultra Thin Glue Dots® and Mini Glue Dots® for
 all my buttons on the page. The flower is from Prima, my inks are Tsukineko.

The buttons on my layout are from the Vacation Pack - I love these colors!! 

Hop to each designer's blog and leave a comment (including Glue Dots®!) Email us at with your name and address (city, state, zip) by 11:59pm CST on Thursday, May 9th to be entered to win a special prize pack!  One lucky winner will be announced on Friday, May 10th!

Want to win some great BLOG CANDY??  
I have some up for grabs and it is something you don't 
want to miss out on! Go to this blog post to see
how to win. Easy peasy!!

 Thanks for playing along and have a great day.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Vacation Dreams Card

Hi everyone,, who is ready for National Scrapbook Day??
I am - but I am spending it with the hubby instead of scrapping :)

Today I have my DT project for Just For Stamps to share
I have used two of the new images that were released this spring.

My papers are a mix of scraps left over from other projects, Prima, Authentique, 7 Gypsies
and others. I have used Prima Flowers, Buttons Galore & More, Stampin' Up Punch
and my inks are from Tsukineko. 

I have used Down By the Seashore for my sentiment and my image 
is Sunset by the Seashore. I have colored my image with Gelatos® and 
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils from Faber-Castell
and then cut with my Spellbinders Nestabilities. 

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget 
to enter for my blog candy! 
Details on how to win are in the upper right corner
of my blog - check it out!! 


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tropical Mother's Day Card

Scroll to the bottom for info 
on my Blog Candy! 

Howdy blogging friends! 
I hope you had a nice weekend!
It was so nice here, I love spring!!

Today I am sharing a card I made with 
Kaisercraft Paper from the new Remember Me collection.

I used a sentiment stamp from Just For fun Stamps and my McGill punch for 
the scalloped squares. I love this tropical themed paper and I have hoarded saved 
some for beach photos that I have.

Be sure to enter to win my Blog Candy 
get all the deets here

Thanks for stopping by today,
I am off to enjoy the spring weather before
the temp drops down into the low 40's tomorrow.