Saturday, December 19, 2009

Character pages

Here is Dale and Chip.

I'm sorry about the picture quality I can't find my good camera and I know I just had it yesterday!!

Character pages

My sisters and I are making character pages. Here is Eeyore

Saturday, November 21, 2009

May embellishments from stash

This was new for me. I used bleach to make the white dots. I think it turned out ok. I actually tried to use a stamp but need a lot more practice.

This card is also being used for the scraps only challenge theme purple

Friday, November 20, 2009

March card Green with Envy

Don't ya just love turtles?

I also used this one for the scraps only challenge, the theme was critters.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

February card using black and white

I scrap lifted this idea from Shawnlyn72 over on the cricut board. I hope she doesn't mind.

I of course did some things different to make it my own.

January card using punches

I signed up for a 6 month card swap January is use punches. I don't have that many. The rabbits, butterfly and flowers are punches.

I also used this one for the scraps only challenge, the theme was critters.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Brag Book

This is the last item for the altered swap I am in.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Kids

Ok I figure my kids qualify for this blog since I "made" them. John just graduated from Basic Training. I'm so proud of him!! These are his graduation picture and then the family picture.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

recipe card

I've never done one of these before. I hope I did it right. Bridgette sent me some glimmer mist so I used that for the first time. I got better the more I did.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


This is for the altered swap. After a lot of trial and error and vinyl I think I finally figured out how to do this. I have to give a lot of credit to my sister Bridgette for knowing so much about Design Studio and taking the saying and working it for me so all I had to do was cut it, THANKS BRIDGETTE!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

mini composition books

These books are also for the altered swap

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

etched mug

This is for the altered swap. I love to etch so I decided these beautiful mugs needed etching.


Calendars for the altered swap


I am in an altered swap. these are the mirrors I altered for it.

Happy Halloween

I just got this new folder and HAD to try it out!! I made these for my son and husband.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

angel and cupid

these are for an angel swap.

The pictures aren't very good, sorry.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Let it Snow

this weeks scraps challenge was to use metal. the beads are on a metal wire and the two snowflakes are metal brads.

I stamped and embossed the wording and snowflakes.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


This weeks scraps challenge was Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. I really like how this turned out.

Being aware of breast cancer is really important to me. My maternal grandmother had it an had to have a double mastectomy.

I encourage you to go have a breast exam this month, I DID!


I decided to make afghan's for my two "swap sisters". The solid red one is for Vickie and the red and white one is for Catherine.

I usually crop down my pictures so only my work is in it but the kitten is just so dang cute I had to leave her in there. Her name is Nari (Spanish for fool).

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Christmas Tree

FINALLY!!!! I have looked all over the internet for this pattern and the only site I could find it on was a Spanish site. I can't read Spanish but Phil can so I sent the site to him. Well he was having troubles translating so he was going to get one of other Spanish linguists to help him translate. Long story short... I was at Wal-Mart and thought I'd look in the pattern books and found this tree. (McCall's M5778) Needless to say I was ecstatic! I had Kristi help me cut the pattern and I got it finished this morning. I can't wait to do more!! I hope Catherine likes it as much as I do.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Santa Mini Book

Todays challenge word was Santa Claus. I decided to make a mini book.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Christmas Trees

the word challenge yesterday was Christmas Tree. I don't know if I am going to send these on or try to come up with something else.

dish cloths

As some of you may or may not know I love to crochet. dish cloths are some of my favorite because they are fast and functional.


today's word challenge was stocking so I got busy and came up with this. I used my knifty knitter.

Friday, October 16, 2009


This is my first attempt at a tile. I made it for the wild card challenge yesterday. I used Catherine's favorite quote.

I went to Bridgette's blog and just tried to copy what she did. She used a bigger tile (8x8) than I could find (6x6) so my quote looks like a lot on the tile.

"The most beautiful things in life can't be seen or touched, they must be felt with the heart."

snowman poop

This idea was passed along to my by JeanP.
Thanks Jean!!

I hear that you've been naughty,
Listen here's the scoop...
I'm running short on coal this year,
So you'll get Snowman Poop!

cocoa packet holder

shaker mini composition book

The challenge was a shaker box. I wanted to do something a bit more creative. I like how it turned out.

Composition book

I made this for Kristi

picture frame

I totally stole this idea from my sister Bridgette

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Columbus Day

this was done for the scraps challenge red, yellow, brown.


This card was kind of an experiment but I think it turned out great. I wrapped cardboard in batting, then cut out the vest and hat out of fabric. I glued on buttons for the eyes, nose, and mouth. This is too bulky to mail as a general Christmas card but it sure was fun to make.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

post-it note holder

Todays challenge was a post-it note holder. This is my first time making one of these. My daughter loved how it turned out and wants me to make her one. I like it too.

I put a magnet behind it so it can hang on the fridge.

Friday, October 9, 2009


a few days ago the challenge was to cut our persons name and embellish it. Everything I tried failed then I remembered she host's a lot of 8x8 layouts so I made her name into a layout.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Flowers from Phil

The day before Phil left he brought me home my favorite flower in my favorite color.

Yesterday my sister Sheri called to let me know her package for my Twilight swap had arrived. I had made a bookmark and put it in there for the swap and she had given it to my niece, my nephew said it wasn't fair that I hadn't made him one so I made him and my other nephew book marks today. The butterfly one is for todays challenge. what a coincidence that book mark was the word of the day.

I know I take bad pictures and I really apologize. I just don't know how to take them better. the tail of the butterfly is a light purple and one of the eyes on the skull is glittered in red to look like a ruby.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

bag and cards

today's challenge was to embellish a bag or box. I chose to cut out this bag and then make some cards to go inside.

coffee mug

This is for a secret swap.