Monday, November 30, 2009


Hello everyone...get your hopping shoes on, it is time for the monthly BBTB blog bug hop and boy oh boy do we have a fun challenge cut for you this week...This week I asked the girls to use the PHONE from the FROM MY KITCHEN cartridge...can I say this is another of my favorites....GOSH those girls are you all probably know by now, I can't get enough of that KRAFT paper....I use that stuff it seems on everything now....well for my project this time around I used some of the jellybean it.....added a few hero's arts rhinestones and some yummy pink glitter doodlebug paper.....turned mine into a shape phone and the rest is history...(smile)...Okay so as I mentioned it is our monthly BBTB BUG BLOG HOP and by the way, it is also our last hop of the me a comment here on this post and I will draw one name for these goodies here: lets see there is some cuttlebug dies and 3 packs of Christmas clear stuff....Now I am going to send ya to the oh so FABULOUS DeeDee Campbell....this girl will knock your socks off with all her amazing projects...also don't forget to check out Hallmark Scrapbooks ladybug blog today...she has a project over there to...I haven't seen it yet, but I am sure it is amazing...will check it out though, once she gets it posted....

Also if you get stuck in the hop, here is the list of the participants... have fun











Monday, November 23, 2009


Okay I am totally excited that I was able to complete one of these AMAZING CHRISTMAS DAILY journaling books....WOW WOW WOW ....I did it in a day in a half....along with cooking, cleaning, being a taxi and more.... Last week I had released a huge set called CHRISTMAS DAILY...the idea for me to design this awesome set came from Carol Sheetz.......What an awesome idea she had...She also referred me to the one that Ali Edwards did this year and the rest was HISTORY....I decided to use the same concept as Ali.....basically her concept was not worry about decorating the book with a bunch of bells and whistles ....( more focusing on truly living each day from Dec. 1-25 and jotting things along the that is what I did...I just put very little on each page and plan to sit the book in the kitchen along with a pen and a camera....each day any of the 6 of us in the house can jot down their thoughts, take a photo and decorate the page....I AM TOTALLY JUICED about this book....I used all kinds of scraps that I had left over from cards, stickers and more....One awesome thing that I just designed over at the Cutting Cafe that really came in handy with this book is a new LINE SET OF BACKGROUNDS STAMPS...this set was perfect for the you will see in all of the pages there is some type of journaling tag/card for whoever does a page to write on....these were all made using this new can view the set here....
Okay here are a few pages from my CHRISTMAS DAILY BOOK....
here is the cover...I took two pieces of chipboard and covered the fronts and backs of them.

view of all of the pages inside
that number 1 is from the CHRISTMAS DAILY SET
that red circle was made using the LINES BACKGROUND SET
another tag I made using the LINES SET...this page is also in half.
hopefully on this page, I won't be the one handwriting is HORRIBLE. this journaling sheet was also made using the NEW LINES BACKGROUND STAMP.
another half page, you can see page 10 behind it.
this is just a bulb in a page protector all by itself...just cut the page protector in half and stapled the sides...see I told ya really quick...BUT OH SO FUN...journaling will just go on the top of the bulb....that other journaling tag behind it goes with page 12.
so do any of you LOVE KRAFT paper as much as me....LOVE THIS STUFF
hopefully I will be putting a HUGE picture of my little one...wanting to open up a present 2 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS...
This particular page, I didn't glue anything down besides the number 25 and the tree under it...just dropped the black photo corners and tag inside....NOT SURE WHAT WILL BE GOING ON THIS that's all folks...BASIC AS CAN BE...JUST THE WAY I LIKE IT....

Okay as some of you may know, I had originally offered this set for free as a way of thanking my awesome customers over at the CUTTING CAFE......there were over a thousand people that downloaded the file...TOTALLY AWESOME....well just in case a few of you didn't get a chance to download the file, I am going to put the download back up through midnight of Thanksgiving..............

Saturday, November 21, 2009


No I am not really a wine drinker....maybe an occasional drink here and there.....anyHOO, here is just a fun project using one of the new templates over at The Cutting Cafe...A WINE SHAPED CARD with a few fun sentiments in the set....I thought this could be fun to maybe put on a box of wine for the holidays or as I used it for the new upcoming year...I might just wrap a piece of fun BO BUNNY paper around some sparkling apple cider and give it to a friend or relative along with this card...the paper is from BO this flora paper...just in case you can't see the writing on the side, it reads: I COOK WITH WINE. SOMETIMES I EVEN ADD IT TO THE FOOD....he he he...ANYHOO, you can find this set here along with 2 other 2010 background sets...hugs

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Well this week the fabulous DeeDee Campbell was the hostess over at the BBTB...that girl did an awesome job...she assigned the team to use the grass cut from the WALK IN MY GARDEN oldie but goodie...we also had the privilege of being able to use two awesome fonts from Scrapnfonts in our about fun fun can read all about it and see all of the fabulous projects here.....

I must say that I wasn't all that happy with my project this week...something about that snowman that rubs me the wrong way...(hum)...oh well ya love some and some ya don't...but I will be using more paper bags to hold gifts in this year like I did on this bag...Also as I mentioned above we were lucky to be able to use some of SCRAPNFONTS in our projects this week..well did you know that SCRAPNFONTS also has monthly challenges on their blog with awesome prizes...take a look here...the challenge for NOVEMBER was to use a SINGLE is an example of what I know I love me some kraft paper...teamed up with Crate paper and it was a win win...I used the DB MULBERRY LANE for that cute sure to enter the challenge for a great prize here....oh yeah and don't forget to check out my BINGO card I did the other day....I didn't realize those BINGO CARDS were so hot right now...hugs
supplies: Pattern paper: Crate paper, ribbon - own stash, die cutting machine - Bosskut, stamps - Stampers corners special, eyelets -Doodlebug, pens - Sakura (white) and Zig (black), fonts - (db mulberry, ld cherry serif)...other - Kraft paper.

Friday, November 13, 2009


NAME-O...............okay when I first designed this BINGO CARD SET, I didn't know that BINGO CARDS are hot right and to think It just popped in my is a little card I just made using the NEW BINGO CARD SET over at THE CUTTING CAFE...I guess I will sneak this card into my hubby's car when he isn't looking....and here is another fun BINGO THE DOG....99cent special.....Be sure to check out this set over at The Cutting Cafe along with another new set called CHRISTMAS INSIDE GREETINGS...if you are like me, I can never find the right sentiments to put inside my handmade Christmas cards....have a great weekend....hugs

supplies: stamps - bingo card set (the cutting cafe), glitter - Martha Stewart and stickles, ribbon - offray, cardstock - bazzill, white pen - sakura, black pen - zig

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Gosh I am so behind in uploading my BBTB challenge for this past Sunday....actually I have been busy decorating my house for Christmas....doing things a bit different this year...I normally put my decorations and tree up the day after Thanksgiving...well this year....I am starting really early...basically I have everything up besides the tree and needing to put lights on the garland on my stairs..I will take a few photos when I am done...okay so on to my challenge card for the bbtb...The sweet Carole was the host this week over at the BBTB and she assigned the BIRD from the STORYBOOK cartridge...cute cute is my take.....Next up is a BIG OH OWL SHAPED CARD...have you heard of the new challenge site called EMBELLISH..ooooooooo is fabulous...I just love the whole look and concept of this site....The first challenge was to make a project using owls with 3 assigned fun fun...If you are looking for some OWL will surely find loads of it here....Have a great wednesday night...

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Wooooooooooo I finally made it...Little Ms. M issued her 3rd challenge last week and The Cutting Cafe is sponsoring her....she is such a cutey and the sketch is awesome...I kind of switch the sketch to the side for my projects....I used the new HAPPY THANKSGIVING .99 cents special stamp from The Cutting can get more details about M's sketches here...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Well I have finally decided to make something for me and my daughter..Most of the time all of the projects I make are for other people..........
First up is this cute little CHRISTMAS PLANNER...I was between putting hook rings on the sides or ribbon on the sides...but ended up doing heavy jute...and I love it...I used some really old Chatterbox paper for this book...This book comes for the new NOTEBOOK COVER over at the CUTTING CAFE...and the inside Christmas planner sheets come from the HOLIDAY PLANNER set over at the CUTTING CAFE...(by the way, when you purchase this HOLIDAY PLANNER, you get the NOTEBOOK COVER for free...until 11/14/09...
The NOTEBOOK COVER also comes with a piece to make a pocket for receipts....

QUESTION for you all, when you are making your own books, tell me what do you use to get the holes in all of the paper....I used my cropadile, but since the book has like folded edges, I really couldn't get a smooth hole punch...any suggestions....I had to take a few papers out and then punch them...if it was at the top, it would have been easier because I wouldn't have been going over a fold like on the side...YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN..(SMILE)Next up is a POST IT NOTE BOX that I made for my daughters new PINK/BLACK and LAVENDER room....I went all out with the rhinestones on the edges of the lid...I totally love this new template from The Cutting Cafe...I mean the possibilities are endless with this set...I might just make some Christmas POST IT NOTE sets later and give to some friends of mine..

Monday, November 2, 2009


Happy Monday evening everyone.....this week the fabulous Carla Peicheff issued the challenge cut for the BBTB....The cut we had to use is the PENGUIN from THE JOYS OF THE SEASON...I love this little girl....I added her to some old but fun Basic Grey paper and then added one of the Christmas stamps to the side from the Cutting Cafe called CHRISTMAS LONG states LET IT SNOW...Be sure to check out the other ladies projects here...awesome stuff...Next up is two cards from a new set over at THE CUTTING CAFE....I am loving this BELL SHAPED CARD...didn't add a bunch of bells and whistles to this's for my hubby......when I had designed the bell shaped card...I only had CHRISTMAS on the brain, but then I thought, wait a minute this bell can work for ANNIVERSARIES AND WEDDINGS...I got a bit carried away on the flower swirl on the card and couldn't take it off..oh well....I also added some liquid pearl to the rubon flower...probably can't see that....the CONGRATULATIONS on your WEDDING is from the HUGE WEDDING SET over at THE CUTTING CAFE and the A SPECIAL WISH FOR A SWEET COUPLE is from the HUGE ANNIVERSARY set...Have a great night..